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CONTENTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 1896.
Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
William Dean Howells..
George E Woodberry..
Prisoners of Conscience. A Story of Shetland in Two Parts. Part I. Amelia E Barr.
With pictures by Louis Loeb. Abner
Lynn Roby Meeldins
The Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
698 With pictures, portraits and autographs by courtesy of Mrs. Stowe's family and
Houghton, Miffin & Co.
Henry Fairfield Osborn. 705
Martha Gubert Dickinson .... 715
Thomas Da:gleish ..
The Gold-Fields of Guiana.
With pictures from photographs. Sir George Tressady. XI
Mrs. Humphry Ward.
Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Exile and his Return: The
Struggles of Exhaustion - The Fal of Paris - Napoleon's First Ab.
Guérin, Lefevre, David, Isabey, Malcolm Fraser, H. A, Ogden. Map by J. Hart.
Freeman E Miller
Glave's Journey to the Livingstone Tree. Glimpses of Life in
Africa. From the Journals of the late..
With pictures from photographs by the author. Map by J. Hart. Sonny's Diploma. By the author of “Sonny's Schoolin'"
The Bicycle Outlook.
L. A. W
By the Chief Consul of the N. V. Division,
Isaac B. Potter.
DEPARTMENTS: Topics of the Time..
The Services of Art to the Public- The Defacement of Natural scenery — "The Crime of 1873"
-The Wage-earner's Interest in Improved Housing. Open Letters ..
Training Schools for Domestic Servants (Carrie Niles Whitcomb) United States History in Second
ary Schools (Frank L. JIC Vey) – who was the Man ? (Hrs. S. 6. Stewar'l). In Lighter Vein.
The Cardinal (Ilenry T. Stanton)- Summer on the Plains ( Picture by E. II. Kemble) - An Autumn Night (Madison ('avein)-The Healing of Meechum (Frank ('rune : irith picture by E. W. K'emble).
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CONTENTS FOR OCTOBER, 1896.
Napoleon at St. Helena
803 With pictures by Maurice Boutet de Monvel. If Only the Dreams Abide.
823 With decoration by Henry McCarter. A Little Fool. By the author of “Our Tolstoi Club".
Agnos Blake Poor
824 With picture by W. L. Metcalf. The Silent Ones
Julie M. Lippman.
835 An Open-Eyed Conspiracy : An Idyl of Saratoga. Conclusion. William Doan Howells 836
With pictures by Irving R. Wiles.
849 Prisoners of Conscience. A Story of Shetland in Two Parts. Part II Amelia E. Bart.
854 With pictures by Louis Loeb. A Presidential Candidate of 1852. (John P. Hale). associate on the Free-Soil Ticket
George W. Julian.
Robert Underwood Johnson. . 873
Ligny and Quatre Bras-Waterloo — The Surrender - St. Helena.. William M. Sloano
Fraser, H. A. Ogden. Map by J. Hart.
912 What Became of Dennis Martin ?.
Jacob A. Riis
913 With picture. Summer (“The Century's" American Artists Series)
Frank W. Benson.
917 Glave in the Heart of Africa. Peace and War between Lakes
Bangweolo and Tanganyika. From the journals of the late E. J.
Mn. Humphry Ward...
934 "Let Fall the Ruin Propped by Europe's Hands"
Richard Watson Qulder... 954
DEPARTMENTS: Topics of the Time..
954 Government by Hysteria - The Workingman's Interest in the Gold Standard-Suver's Worst Victims - An American Statesman - Lifting the Lid from Central Africa - A Little "Rift within
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Sloane’s Napoleon (John A. Kasson) - "The Century'8" American Artists Series: Frank W. Ben
son (W. Leucis Fraser) – Some Results of the Higher Education of Women (Catherine Baldwin). In Lighter Vein....
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