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The First Prize in the Picture Puzzle contest A chapter from Walter Pater, “A Discourse is awarded to Mrs. G. Zwinger, 260 Walnut St., of Marcus Aurelius,'' and selections from Mr. H. Chicago, III. The second prize is awarded to T. Wharton's translations under the title “FragMiss Helen C. Taylor, 608 Union St., San ments from Sappho,” are two of the issues and Francisco. The third and fourth prize respec- will give an idea of the high character of the tively to Mrs. Nicholas E. Boyd, Sailors' Home, collection. San Francisco, and J. S. Chase, 936 Pasadena The second series spoken of, is Elbert HubAve., E. Los Angeles.

bard's Little Journeys to the Homes of Good The Garden for a Dollar will be sent to win- Men and Great, issued by the Putnams. The ners of prizes, in season for planting, by the Journeys already take in trips to the haunts Sunset Seed Co., of San Francisco.

of George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Gladstone, The answer to the puzzle:

Turner, Swift, and Hugo. There is much charm

about Mr. Hubbard's style; he takes his reader There was only one s' (s apostrophe) in the

into his confidence with great cordiality, and puzzle and that was in the advertisement of the

when the little trip is over, we are too surprised Hotel Knutsford, Salt Lake City, and occurs in

to resent the amount of instruction that has been the word “days'” in the fragment of a sentence

given in this dainty shape. beginning “Stop for a few days' rest in the Mormon City.”

There were over 3,000 answers received and our advertisers must have reaped an enormous benefit from the wide circulation given by the

In talking of home industry, of the patronage puzzle. Several answers were received from of home creations, why not include home literaLondon, some from India, and one from China.

ture which certainly is a home industry, and a Most of the answers came from Pacific Coast very important and needful one. readers.

In the city of San Francisco a magazine is

published – the OVERLAND – second to none We ask the successful ones and others to take

in the Union. It does not devote its attention a hand in competing for the prizes in our Prize

all to science or all to any peculiar literature. Story Competition.

Therefore it cannot be called a class journal. But it is a magazine of current literature, by a corps of writers who cannot fail to interest and

to instruct. Sun, Colusa, Cal.. Aug. 8, '95. Of the swarm of dainty booklets that are now being printed on the series plan, two call for special mention, because of merit. Tbe Bibelot, “a Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Of the numerous volumes that have been pubchosen in part from scarce editions and sources lished of late on bird lore, none is so practicable not generally known,” is published by Thomas or on the whole so well suited to the needs of B. Mosher, of Portland, Maine.

the beginner as the Pocket Guide to the Common

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Other Books Received.

Land Birds of New England. The book is the outcome of long experience in teaching college women how to study common birds, and the method of classification, based on the conspicuous colors or markings, is most ingeniously arranged, in such a way that with the aid of the artificial key the identity of any bird may be easily traced. In all, Professor Willcox describes eighty nine different species, devoting a page or so of text to each, and giving references to collateral literature. The preliminary suggestions as to methods of study are concise and sensible, and altogether the Pocket Guide is pretty sure to be regarded by amateur orinthologists as just the thing they have been looking for.

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The Peoples and Politics of the Far East. By Henry Norman. New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons: 1895.

The Woman Who Did. By Grant Allen: Boston: Roberts Bros.: 1895.

The Mountains of California. By John Muir. New York: Century Co.: 1895.

A Mormon Wife. By Grace W. Trout. Chicago: Chas. H. Kerr & Co.: 1895.

Summary of Vital Statistics of New England. Boston: Damrell & Upham.

Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan. By Jas. Morier. New York: Macmillan & Co.: 1895. For sale by Doxey.

The American Government. By B. A Hinsdale. Chicago and New York: The Werner Co.: 1895. $1.50.

Degeneration. By Max Nordau. New York: D. Appleton & Co.: 1895.

Works of Edgar Allan Poe. By E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodbury. Chicago: Stone & Kimball: 1895.

The Little Huguenot. By Max Pemberton. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1895.

Their Wedding Journey. By W. D. Howells. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1895.

Betsey Jane on Wheels. By H. E. Brown. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Co.: 1895.

The American Congress. By Joseph West Moore. New York: Harper & Bros.: 1895.

Pacific Coast authorship has received new impetus and the far West is receiving new recognition in the literary world through “The Panglima Muda,” a Malayan romance reprinted from the OVERLAND MONTHLY, by Rounsevelle Wildman. It is invitingly illustrated and written in brilliant conversational style, humor flashing from hidden nooks and corners when least expected. Before the second page is reached you are lost in the jungles of the tropics and have left your everyday world of brick and mortar far behind. The story is a succession of dramatic scenes and flashing incidents.

The Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon.

I Pocket Guide to the Common Land Birds of New England. By M. A. Willcox. Boston: Lee and Shepard: 1"91.

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