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contents of many of the papers. He inserts also a map prepared by Mr. Warren Upham showing the three stages in which Prof. T. C. Chamberlin has classified the glacial formations of North America and the later lines of recession toward the northeast. Prof. Wright sees many open questions in glacial geology "inviting the continued attention of local observers and promising to all interesting and important discoveries."


The Report of the New York State Board of Charities for 1895 gives evidence of a year of active work. The report proper is accompanied by a large number of special reports of inspections by one or more members of the board, made to ascertain the general condition of the several hospitals, almshouses, children's homes, and other charitable institutions in the State or to investigate alleged abuses. Institutions found to be in good condition are cordially praised, and defects are unhesitatingly condemned. The ordinary operations of the institutions under the supervision of the board are fully shown in tables.


Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins and Reports. Cornell University: The Pistol case-Bearer in Western New York. By M. V. Slingerland. Pp. 17; A Disease of Currant Canes. By E. J. Durand. Pp. 16 Michigan: Bacteria: What they Are and what they Do; and Ropiness in Milk. By C. E. Marshall. Pp. 44.—New Jersey: Report of the Botanical Department for 1896. By Byron D. Halsted. Pp. 136—New York: Director's Report for 1896. Pp. 30; The Cucumber Flea-beetle as the Cause of "Pimply" Potatoes. By F. C. Stewart. Pp. 10; Economy in using Fertilizers for raising Potatoes. By L L. Van Slyke. Pp. 14.—Ohio: Potatoes (Cultural Notes, etc). Pp. 16; Beet-sugar Production. Pp. 32 Investigations of Plant Diseases in Forcing-house and Garden. Pp. 26: Newspaper Bulletin on Black Knot, etc. Pp. 2.—Purdue University: Ninth Annual Report. Pp. 61. United States Department of Agriculture: The Carbohydrates of Wheat, Maize, Flour, and Bread; and the Action of Enzymic Ferments. By W. E. Stone. Pp. 44; Grasses and Forage Plants of the Rocky Mountain Region. By P. A. Rydberg and C. A. Shear. Pp. 48.

America and the Americans from a French Point of View. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 273. $1.25.

Angot, Alfred. The Aurora Borealis. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (International Scientific Series.) Pp. 264. $1.75.

Balch, E. S. Ice Caves and the Causes of Subterranean Ice. Philadelphia. Pp. 18.

Baldwin, Joseph. School Management and School Methods. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (International Education Series.) Pp. 395. $1.50.

Baskett, J. N. The Story of the Birds. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (Appletons' Home-Reading Books.) Pp. 268. 65 cents.

Bell, Louis. Electric Power Transmission. New York: The W. J. Johnston Company. Pp. 491.

Bulletins. United States Department of Labor. March, 1897. By C. D. Wright and O. W. Weaver. Pp. 236.—State Library, New York: Legislation by States in 1896. Pp. 110.—Geographical Club of Philadelphia: A Trip to Manika Land. By J. E. Farnum. Pp. 10.—Pasteur Institute (quarterly), Paul Gibier, Editor. Pp. 38.

Burgess, John W. The American History Series, Middle Period, 1817-18.58. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 544. $1.75.

Christiansen, Dr. C. Elements of Theoretical Physics Translated by W. F. Magie. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 339. $3.35.

Columbia University, New York. President's Annual Report, 1896. Pp. 89.

Conn, H. W., and Esten, W. M. Bacteria in the Dairy. (Two Papers.) Middletown, Conn. Pp. 36.

Duclaux, E. Atmospheric Actinometry and the Actinic Constitution of the Atmosphere. Smithsonian Contributions. (Hodgkins Fund.) Pp. 48.

Elliot, D. G. Catalogue of Birds obtained by the Expedition into Somanliland. Chicago: Field Columbian Museum. Pp. 38.

Gamble, Eliza Burt. The God Idea of the Ancients, or Sex in Religion. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 339.

Greenleaf, J. L., New York. The Times and Causes of Western Floods. Pp. 10.

Hollick, Arthur. Geological Notes, Long Island and Block Island. New York: Columbian University.

Hopper, Dr. M. S. Origin of the Tobacco Habit. Pp. 6.

Hughes, J. L. Froebel's Educational Laws for all Teachers. New York: D. Appleton & Co. (International Education Series.) Pp. 296. $1.50. '

Huntington, A. K, and McMillan, W. G. Metals, their Properties and Treatment. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 562. $2.50.

Interstate Commerce Commission. Eighth Annual Report on the Statistics of Railways. Washington. Pp. 657.

Kofoid, C. A. Plankton. Studies in the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History. Pp. 25, with plates.

McAdie, Alexander. Equipment and Work of an Aëro-physical Observatory. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. (Hodgkins Fund.) Pp. 82.

Maxwell, Sir Herbert. Robert the Brace. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. (Heroes of the Nations.) Pp. 387. $1.50.

Mayer, Alfred G. On the Color and Color patterns of Moths and Butterflies. Boston Society of Natural History. Pp. 96, with 10 plates.

Mearns, E. A. Preliminary Diagnosis of New Mammals. United States National Museum. Pp. 4.

Merrill, George P. A Treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering, and Soils. New York: The Macmillan Company. Pp. 411. $4.

Peet, Stephen D. The History of Explorations in the Mississippi Valley. Pp. 31.

Pellegrini, Pietro. I Diseredati e loro Diritti (The Disinherited and their Rights). Borgo a Mozzano, Italy. Pp. 205.

Price, Sadie F. The Fern Collector's Handbook and Herbarium. New York; Henry Holt & Co. 72 plates, with botanical indexes, etc.