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Klondike country which we have seen is that on The Youthe general. What with the Eastern crisis, the Victorian
kon Gold Fields, in the September Cosmopolitan, by Robert Jubilee, the Hawaian question, the Cuban revolt, the South
Oglesby. Almost equally noteworthy is The Real India, African complications, the tariff, the situation in the far
by Julian Hawthorne, who writes as the Cosmopolitan's Comeast, and so on it has, as usual, a varied and interesting
missioner to that country. The fifth of the series of arti. budget. To have events thus intelligently summarized and
cles on "Modern College Education," which have attracted brought into relations with each other four times a year is wide-spread interest, is contributed by Pres. E. Benjamin valuable for any one who cares to know the history of his
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Changing Front of the World," are enough to make the Faust, Part II, edited by Professor Calvin Thomas, of Co
September Forum specially noteworthy. To these we must lumbia University. This edition will have a very full in
adà as of great interest, Secretary Herbert's "Plea for the
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Brander Mathews on "The Historical Novel.” sued a few years ago in the same series, likewise edited by Professor Thomas. They also have in press "The Her
-The completion of the fortieth year of the Atlantic bartian Psychology Applied to Education," by Mr. John Monthly is a noteworthy event, and is celebrated with an Adams. This is in reality an exceedingly practical and anniversary number. This magazine has always been the scholarly résumé of the leading theories of education that foremost literary monthly depending wholly upon Ameribave prevailed from the time of Plato to that of Tolstoi. I can writers and no other has attained a like finish and -The announcements of Henry Holt & Co. for this fall
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