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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

of decimal operations over all others, and the adoption of the metrical system and a decimal coinage with the sovereign as the basis is favored.

Mr. Francis Browning Owen, of Cloquet, Minn., published a volume of poems twenty years ago, and now offers a second and enlarged edition of his writings under the title of Columbian and other Poems. His aim has been throughout to write nothing but what would elevate mankind, and to give utterance to "soul-language" rather than to mere words. (Ann Arbor, Mich.: The Register Publishing Co.)




PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED.

Agricultural Experiment Stations. Bulletins: Delaware College, No. 20. Anthrax. — Massachusetts, No. 19. Analyses of Commercial Fertilizers, etc. — Ohio, No. 49. Field Experiments with Commercial Fertilizers. — Purdue University, No. 45. Field Experiments with Wheat, etc. — Special. Commercial Fertilizers.

Arizona, University of. Annual Register, 1892-1893.

Bandelier, A. F. The Gilded Man. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 303. $1.50.

Brooklyn Ethical Association. Factors in American Civilization. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 417. $2.

Car No. . Chicago: The Ferris Wheel Co. Pp. 22.

Dawson, Miles Menander. Elements of Life Insurance. Chicago: Independent Printing & Publishing Co. Pp. 163. $3.

Eiloart, Arnold. A Guide to Stereochemistry. New York: Alexander Wilson. Pp. 104. $1.

Gratacap, L. P. As to the Public Schools. Pp. 32.

Guide to the Exhibits of the American Wool Manufactures, World's Columbian Exposition. Pp. 34.

Gunzburg, B. Railway Passenger Cars. St. Petersburg: The author. Pp. 4.

Hatch, J. L., M. D. Consciousness from a Biologic Point of View. Reprint from University Medical Magazine. Pp. 4.

Henderson, Charles R. An Introduction to the Study of the Dependent, Defective, and Delinquent Classes. D. C. Heath & Co. Pp. 277. $1.50.

Howard, B. Douglas. Life with Trans-Siberian Savages. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 209. $1.75.

Howells, W. D , Mark Twain, and Others. The Niagara Book. Buffalo: Underhill & Nichols. Pp. 225. $1.25.

Hughes, Robert M. General Johnston. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 353. $1.50.

Illinois State Board of Health. Zymotic Diseases in Chicago. Pp. 51.

Kemp, James F. The Ore Deposits of the United States. Scientific Publishing Co. Pp. 302. $4.

Kirkpatrick, E. A. Inductive Pyschology. Winona, Minn.: The author. Pp. 101.

Linnæan Society. Abstract of Proceedings, 1893-1893. New York. Pp. 41.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Courses in Electrical Engineering and Physics. Boston. Pp. 45. Department of Chemistry. Pp. 10.

MacDonald, Arthur. Abnormal Man. Washington: Bureau of Education. Pp. 445.

Marcou, Jules. The Geological Map of the United States and the United States Geological Survey. Cambridge: The author. Pp. 50. A Little More Light on the United States Geologic 1 Survey. Pp. 11.

Michigan. Report of the State Board of Health, 1890. Pp. 331.

Minnesota. Geological and Natural History Survey. Bulletin, No. 8. Pp. xxiv + 48.

Minnesota. Souvenir Manual of the Minnesota Educational Exhibit at Chicago, 1893. Frank T. Wilson, Stillwater, Minn., General Secretary, Pp. 112.

Ohio. Board of State Charities. Report of Committee on Prisons. Pp. 42.

Orndorff, W. R. A Laboratory Manual in Organic Chemistry. D. C. Heath & Co. 40 cents.

Osborne, Grover Pease. Principles of Economics. R. Clarke & Co. Pp. 454. $2.

Poore, George Vivian. Essays on Rural Hygiene. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 321. $2.

Ridgway, Robert. Birds collected on the Islands of Aldabra and Assumption. Pp. 4.

San Francisco Microscopical Society. Transactions. Volume I, Part i. Pp. 72.

Spencer, Herbert. The Inadequacy of Natural Selection. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 69.

Stoddard, William O. On the Old Frontier. D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 340. $1.50.

Taylor, D. W. Resistance of Ships and Screw Propulsion. Macmillan & Co. Pp. 234. $3.75.

Thompson, Alfred. The Skirts of Chance, etc. New York: Town Topics Publishing Co. Pp. 255. 50 cents.

United States Commissioner of Labor. Seventh Annual Report. Volume II. Pp. 843-2048.

United States Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau. Bulletin of the N D. Weather and Crop Service. July, 1893. Pp. 15.

United States Marine Hospital Service. Abstract of Sanitary Reports. Volume VIII, No. 34. Pp. 743-780.

Vivian, Thomas J. The Status and Extent of American Domestic Water Commerce. Washington: The author. Pp. 24.

Willett, James R. Heating and Ventilation of Residences. Chicago: The author. Pp. 34.

Wright, Mark R. Heat. Longmans, Green & Co. Pp. 336. $1.50.



POPULAR MISCELLANY.

Spencer's Education in English Training Colleges. — For several years Herbert Spencer's book on Education has been a text-book in the schools of England and Wales which correspond to normal schools in America, and has been very highly appreciated. Mr. J. G. Fitch, the widely known educator, who is one of H. B. M.'s chief inspectors on the training colleges for schoolmistresses, says of this work: "In my conferences with the staff of teachers I have occasionally heard that the work of Mr. Spencer was regarded as incomplete and unsatisfying, that it left out of view some important factors in moral training, and that in particular it exalted scientific instruction at the expense of the 'humanities.' But, withal, it is generally