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Made up of every creature's best." A Weekly Magazine of Contemporary Literature and Tbought.

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Fiction and Poetry
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Thought of the time.
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Contains sixty-four pages, in which are given, without
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Original Translations

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A Short Story

and an instalment of a serial story appear in each issue. A Monthly Supplement

presents readings from the most important new books, editorial notes on books and authors, and a list of the books of the month.

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An Irishman is naturally devout, and as a rule accepts the decrees of Providence without a murmur. His climate is as changeable as he is himself, but you rarely hear him grumble. Anything short of a deluge is a grand day, glory be to God, or, if he is completely wet through, a fine soft day for the country. On one occasion, when it had rained incessantly for weeks, and the crops were almost under water, I said to a man, «What do you think of the weather, Flannagan ? » (I think,” said Flannagan, looking round at the dripping hedges and soaking fields, I think, Miss, if I was to be makin' weather, an' made the likes o' this, there'd be grumblin' at it.” It was wrung out of him, and surely disapprobation was never more delicately expressed.

- Cornhill Magazine. The Japanese government is considering the advisability of inflicting capital punishment by means of suffocation — placing the subject in an air-tight chamber and then exhausting the air from the chamber by means of a pump. The death or (vacuum » chamber, as it is to be known, is to be an air-tight cell built in or adjoining the prison. It is to be eight feet in height, ten feet wide, and ten feet long. The four sides are to have each an air-tight window of three-quarter-inch plate glass, so that the operators and prison and other officials may have an opportunity to witness the execution and determine the results. The cell will be connected with an air-pump which will have a power of causing the expulsion in the cell in one minute and forty seconds, thus acting so quickly as not to allow the victim to become suffocated or distressed in even the slightest degree, but, instead, causing almost instant death. In fact, it was shown, when the experiment was tried upon a large St. Bernard dog, that the animal was dead within a minute and a half after the vacuum had been completed.

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NOTES THE question has frequently been asked, “What are Admiral Dewey's church affiliations?” Ever since the founding of the Episcopal church in Montpelier, in 1840, the Dewey family has been closely identified with the management of Christ Church, the Episcopal society then organized. Dr. J. Y. Dewey was one of the first board of vestrymen chosen, and his sons have succeeded him in office. The first church edifice was of wood, and was consecrated in 1842. In 1866–68 a commodious church of Vermont granite was built on State Street to replace the wooden structure, and this is the church in which Ad. miral Dewey has worshipped when he has been in Montpelier.

THE OLIVE The olive is one of the oldest-known fruits. It is noted by Pliny and is frequently mentioned in the Bible, where it forms the basis of many parables and figures of speech. In Grecian mythology the olive-tree occupies an important place, and to-day the <olive branch » is the world symbol for peace. The olive-tree itself is rather melancholy in appearance; but the eye soon becomes accustomed to the tone which the olive-trees give to the landscape, and in nearly all the Mediterranean countries they are found almost everywhere. In general the olive will flourish wherever the vine can be cultivated for wine-growing purposes. It will not bear a


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