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LITERARY NOTICES.

at this and other stations are discussed by Mr. Clayton in the report. Connected with the observatory are a base station four hundred and forty feet below it, and a valley station six hundred feet below it. The whole of the Blue Hill has been taken by the State as a public reservation; but it is not supposed that the operations of the observatory will be interfered with by the act.

The Celestial Writing, or the Normal Script Phonetic Writing by W. H. Barlow, is an abbreviated script phonetic mode of writing the English language, founded on a modified form of the consonant alphabet of Gabelsberger. It is introduced as a laborsaving device for the penman, and is derived from our common handwriting, from which the extraneous superfluities are cut off. Thus M is written with one stroke instead of three, and so on. It is claimed that the art of writing it can be acquired by a person of ordinary capacity within a week.

 


PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Reports and Bulletins. Cornell University: Apricot-growing in Western New York. Pp. 24—. Massachusetts: Commercial Fertilizers and Fodder Articles.—Michigan: Millet. Pp. 64.—Fattening Lambs, Rape, Swamp Lands, and Insects of the Cloverfield. Pp. 64.—New York: Twelfth Annual Report. Pp. 760.—North Dakota: Weather and Crop Service, October, 1894. Pp. 15.—Ohio: Strawberries. Pp. 20.—Purdue University: Wild or Prickly Lettuce. Pp. 33, with 3 Plates.—University of Illinois: Stock feeding and Index. Pp. 16.—University of Nebraska: Nebraska Beet-sugar Industry. Pp. 32.

Alabama. Report of the Insane Hospital at Tuscaloosa, for 1893 and 1894. Pp. 46.—Geological Map, with Explanatory Chart. E. A. Smith, State Geologist.

L'Album Industriel. Weekly. Montreal. Pp. 16. $3.50 a year.

American Forestry Association. Proceedings at the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Annual Meetings. Vol. X. Pp. 45 to 92.

Anthony, Gardner C. Elements of Mechanical Drawing. Boston: E. C. Heath & Co. Pp. 98, with 32 Plates. $1.50.

Arthur, J. C. President's Address to the Indiana Academy of Science, 1893. The Special Senses of Plants. Pp. 12.

Bailey, L. H. Electricity and Plant-growing. Boston: Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Pp. 38.

Customs Law of 1894 compared with the Customs Law of 1890, with Rates of the Mills Bill of 1888 and the Wilson Bill of 1894. Washington: Government Printing Office. Pp. 280.

Eigenmann, Carl H., and Beeson, Charles H. A Revision of the Fishes of the Sub family Sebastinæ of the Pacific Coast of North America. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 32.

Entomology, Division of. United States Department of Agriculture. Reports of Observations and Experiments in the Practical Work of the Division. Washington. Pp. 59.

Edwards, Rev. Jonathan. Marcus Whitman, M. D., the Pathfinder of the Pacific Northwest and Martyred Missionary of Oregon. Spokane, Wash. Pp. 48.

Fox, T. W. The Mechanism of Weaving. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 472. $3..50.

Gaye, Selina. The Great World's Farm. Some Account of Nature's Crops and how they are Grown. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 365. $1.25.

Geological Society of America. Seventh Annual Meeting, December 37, 28, and 29, 1894. Preliminary List of Papers. Pp. 8.

Giberne, Agnes. Radiant Suns. A Sequel to Sun, Moon, and Stars. New York: Macmillan & Co. Pp. 328. $1.75.

Hepner, Adolf. Good Night, Schatz! Drama. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis News Company. Pp. 47.

Hill, R. T. Notes on the Tertiary and Later History of the Island of Cuba. Pp. 16.

Hopkins, Rufus C. Roses and Thistles (Poems). San Francisco: William Doxey. Pp. 480. $2.

Hale, Edwin M., M. D. Primary and Secondary Symptoms and their Relation to Dose. Pp. 11.

Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, Champaign. Biennial Report of the Director, 1893-'94. Pp. 33, with Plates.

Interstate Commerce Commission. Sixth Annual Report on the Statistics of Railways in the United States, to June .30, 1893. Pp. 620.—Synopsis of the Eighth Annual Report. Sheet. Washington: Government Printing Office.

Kinney, Abbot. Money. Los Angeles, Cal.: Stoll & Thayer. Pp. 24. 10 cents.

McCook, Henry C. American Spiders and their Spinning Work. Vol. III. With Descriptions of Orb-weaving Species and Plates. Philadelphia: The Author. Pp. 285, with 29 Colored Plates.

McMurrich, J. Playfair. A Test-book of Invertebrate Morphology. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 661. $4.

Magazine, The, of Travel. Monthly. Vol. I, No. 1. Pp. 96. 25 cents, $3 a year.

Marshall, A. Milnes. The Frog: An Introduction to Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology. Fifth edition. Manchester and London, Eng. Pp. 163.

Mason, Otis Tufton. North American Bows, Arrows, and Quivers. Smithsonian Institution. Pp. 50, with 57 Plates.

Michigan. Twenty-sixth Annual Report of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Lansing. Pp. 375.

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. Sixth Announcement concerning Garden Pupils. Pp. 10.

New York State Veterinary College of Cornell University. Pp. 7.

Owen, The Rev. Richard. The Life of Richard Owen. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Two Volumes. Pp. 409 and 39.3.

Pancoast, Henry S. An Introduction to English Literature. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 473.

Peabody Education Fund Proceedings of the Trustees at their Thirty-third Meeting, October, 1894. Pp. 62.

Philadelphia, City of. Annual Report of the Superintendent of Schools. Pp. 100.

Phillipson, John. The Natural History of Hell. New York: The Industrial Publication Company. Pp. 109. 25 cents.

Pick, Albert. A Practical System of Studying the German Language. Newtonville, Mass.: Pick & Tanner. Twelve Parts. Pp. 176.

Pope Manufacturing Company, Hartford Conn. Calendar for 1895.