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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

Foster, Michael, and others, Editors. The "Journal of Physiology" Vol. XI, Nos. 1 and 2. Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company's Works, England. Pp. 160, with Plates. $5 a volume.

Gray, Henry, London. Random Catalogue of Americana and Coloniana. Pp. 241. — Random Catalogue of Choice Books. Pp. 16.

Harrison, Louis Reeves. Rothermal. New York: American News Company. Pp. 281. 50 cents.

Iowa, State University of. Bulletin from the Laboratory of Natural History. (Anatomy of the Gorgonidæ and the Native Fishes of Iowa.) Iowa City. Pp. 76.

James, Edmund J. Federal Constitution of Germany. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. Pp. 43. 50 cents.

Kansas Academy of Sciences. Transactions, 1887-'88. Topeka: B. B. Smyth, Librarian. Pp. 129.

Martin, H. Newell, and Brooks, W. K. Studies from the Biological Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore: N. Murray. Pp. 100, with Plates. $1.

Massachusetts Agricultural College. Twenty-seventh Annual Report. Pp. 99.

National Museum, United States. A Review of the Genus Xiphocolaptes of Lesson. Pp. 20. And of the Genus Sclerurus of Swainson. Pp. 10. Birds collected in the Galapagos Islands in 1888. Pp. 28. And Birds collected at certain other South American Islands in 1887-'88. Pp. 10. All by Robert Ridgway. — Descriptive Notes on New Genera and Species from the Lower Cambrian of North America. By Charles D. Walcott. Pp. 16. — New North American Acrididæ. By Laurence Bruner. Pp. 36, with Plate. — Contribution to the History of Pallas's Cormorant. By Leonard Stejneger and Frederick A. Lucas. Pp. 12. Description of Two New Species of Snakes from California. By Leonard Stejneger. Pp. 5. — Report on the Batrachians and Reptiles collected in 1887-'88. By E. D. Cope. Pp. 7. — Descriptions of New Species of Fishes. Galapagos Islands and Coast of Colombia. By David Starr Jordan and C. H. Bollman. Pp. 34. — Catalogue of Insects collected in 1887-'88. By I. O. Howard — Scientific Results of Explorations by the United States Fish Commission Steamer Albatross. By Dr. George Vasey. Washington: Government Printing-Office

New Jersey Agricultural College. Experiment Station, New Brunswick, Bulletin. Fungous Diseases of the Cranberry. By Byron D. Halsted. Pp. 40.

New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, Bulletin. Testing of Dairy Breeds. Pp. 44.

Noel, Hon. Edward. Natural Weights and Measures London: Edward Stanford. Pp. 83, with Plates.

"P., G. W." American Whist. Illustrated. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Pp. 367. $1.75.

Pickering, Edward C. On the Spectrum of Zeta Ursæ Majoris. Pp. 2.

Rankin. Francis H. M. D. Hygiene of Childhood. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 140. 75 cents.

Richards, Edgar. Some Food Substances and Adulterants. Washington, D. C. Pp. 18.

Rochester, N. T. Forty-second Annual Report of the Board of Education. Pp. 207.

Salomons, Sir David. Electric Light Installations and the Management of Accumulators. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company. Pp. 334. $1.50.

Sampson, Z. Sidney. Primitive Man. Boston: James H. West. Pp. 8. 10 cents.

Sapp, Hudson, Mansfield, Ohio. A New Revelation, Unequaled Theology. Pp. 164.

Savage, Minot. J. Sermons on Life. (Wealth and Poverty; Mr. Bellamy's Nationalism.) Boston: George H. Ellis. Pp. 16 and 19. 5 cents each.

Small, Albion W. The Beginnings of American Nationality. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Pp. 77. $1.

Shuleldt, R. W. Remarks upon Extinct Mammals of the United States. Pp. 38. — Progress in Avian Anatomy in 1888-'89. Pp. 5. — Osteology of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Water Birds. Pp. 28, with Plates.

Stewart. Hon. William N., United States Senate. Speech on Speculators in Money and Debts. Pp. 8.

Tennessee State Board of Health, Bulletin. Nashville. Pp. 20.

Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, Transactions, 1889. Prof Joseph Leidy, President.

Wake, C. Staniland. The Growth of the Marriage Relation. Boston: James H. West. Pp. 70. 10 cents.

White, Andrew Dickson, LL. D. Syllabus of Lectures on the Causes of the French Revolution. Philadelphia. Pp. 14.

Whitman, C. O., and Allis. Edward Phelps, Jr., Editors. "Journal of Morphology," December, 1889. Boston: Ginn & Co. Pp. 120.




POPULAR MISCELLANY.

The Disaster at Toronto. — On the evening of February 14th the larger portion of the University of Toronto was laid in ashes. Its governing body have met the disaster with commendable promptitude and spirit. Plans are afoot not only to rebuild the structure in its original beauty of outline, but to extend it for the accommodation of the ever-growing number of the university's students. Last summer the university was the home of the American Association. The cordial hospitality of its venerable principal, Sir Daniel Wilson, and his staff of professors, on that occasion, have done not a little to widen the circle of sympathy felt with Ontario's capital in its grievous loss.


Irish Holiday Customs. — A paper by Mr. James Mooney, on the "Holiday Customs of Ireland," presents the Celtic peasant in a different aspect from that under which he is exhibited in the English Unionist accounts of his misery and turbulence, and one which, we may easily believe with the author, is more really illustrative of his character and home life. The old customs are, however, decaying in Ireland as elsewhere, and many of the observances which were once general are now confined to remote mountain districts or live only in the memory of the older people. Yet others are still common throughout the country. As there is but little communication among the peasantry of different districts, except at the fairs in the summer-time, the customs common in one parish are sometimes entirely unknown in an-