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Jacksonville, Fla. R. N. Ellis, Superintendent. Pp. 45.

A Year's Scientific Progress In Nervous and Metal Diseases. By L. A. Merriam, M.D. Omaha, Neb. Pp. 7.

Value and Management of Government Timber-Lands etc. Pp. 47. Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations; Convention Proceedings. Pp. 196. (Special Reports, Department of Agriculture.) Washington: Government Printing-Office.

Notes on Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. By L. H Balley, Jr., Agriculture College of Michigan. Pp. 11.

Study out of School-Hours. By L. M. Parish, Independence, Iowa. Pp. 6.

Lighting and Seating School-Houses. By L. F. Andrews, Des Moines, Iowa. Pp. 45.

Sanitary Science and Public Hygiene. pp. 9. Over-pressure in Schools, pp. 11. By W. S. Robertson, M.D., Muscatine, Iowa.

Evolution and Religion. Eight Sermons. By Henry Ward Beecher. New York: Fords, Howard Hulbert. Pp. 145.

On the Temperature of the Surface of the Moon. By S. P. Langley, F. W. Very, and J. K. Keeler. Pp. 32, with Plate.

Architectural Studies. Store-Fronts and Interior Details. Edited by F. A. Wright. New York: William T. Comstock. Twelve Plates. $1.

Milk Analysis and Infant Feeding. By Arthur V. Meigs, M.D. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Pp. 102. $1.

A Guide to Sanitary House-Inspection. By William Paul Gerhard, C.E. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Pp. 145. $1.25.

Protectionism. By William Graham Sumner. New York: Henry Holt & Co. Pp. 172.

Elizabeth, or the Exiles of Siberia. From the French of Mme. Sophie Cottin. New York: William S. Gottsberger. Pp. 149.

Twenty Years with the Insane. By Daniel Putnam. Detroit: John MacFarlane. Pp. 175. 75 cents.

Lectures on the Principles of House Drainage. By J. Pickering Putnam. Boston: Ticknor & Co. Pp. 125.

Louis Agassiz: his Life and Correspondence. Edited by Elizabeth Cary Agassiz. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 2 vols., pp. 792. $4.

The Last Meeting. By Brander Matthews. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 268. $1.

Mind-Culture on a Material Basis. By Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb. Boston: Cupples, Upham & Co. Pp. Pp. 288.

Rudder Grange. By Frank R. Stockton. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 322.

The Gorman Verb-Drill. By Adolphe Dreyspring. New York; D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 276. $1.50.

Marvels of Animal Life. By Charles Frederick Holder. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 240. $2.

The Commonwealth of Georgia. Part I. The Country. By J. F. Henderson Commissioner of Agriculture, Atlanta. Pp. 379. $1.

Miscellanies. By C. C. Merriam. Rochester, N.Y.: Judson J. Withall. Pp. 342, with Photographic Plates.

The Blood Covenant: A Primitive Rite and Its Bearings on Scripture. By H. Clay Trumbull, D. D. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 358. $2.

Methods of Research In Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology. By Charles Otis Whitman. Boston: S. E. Cassino & Co. Pp. 255 $3.

Report on Forestry Prepared by Nathaniel H. Egleston. Vol IV. 1884. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 421.

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny. By John S. White.

New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Pp. 826. $3.

Fourth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey. 1882, 1883. By J. W. Powell, Director. Washington: Government Printing-Office. Pp. 473.

 


POPULAR MISCELLANY.

The American Forestry Congress.—The American Forestry Congress held an interesting session in Boston in September. About a hundred members were present, who, by their own enthusiasm and by the reports they were able to make of the growth of interest in the subject, testified to the healthy progress which the cause of the protection and renewal of the woods is making in this country. Arbor-day is now observed as a festival in fifteen States, in a manner which well shows that the public are gradually coming into an appreciation of the sentiment which it typifies. Forest commissioners or commissions have been appointed by a number of States. Professor B. O. Northrup described the experiment of Mr. n. G. Russell, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in cultivating coniferous and deciduous trees upon a tract of two hundred acres along the shores of Narragansett Bay, sixty acres of which was a barren "sand blow," where every one said no trees could be made to grow. His method was to protect the trees and fix the sand by brush until the trees (which were set out) could take care of themselves. A resident stated that land on Cape Cod, which was a drug at twenty-five or fifty cents an acre twenty-five years ago, was now, in consequence of the growth of trees upon it, worth twenty dollars an acre, and desirable for residences. Mr. Fernow, corresponding secretary, read a paper on "Lumber-Waste as a Fertilizer." It proposed a plan for the utilization of the brush, etc., left by the loggers, which is now nothing but material for starting forest-fires, by rending it up into fine shreds or shavings, and then using it as bedding for horses and cattle, after which it will become manure. Mr. Fornow presented facts which tend to show that such applications may be made with profit all around. The subject of forest-fires came under discussion, and statements were made respecting their preventability and showing that they do not cause so great a