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THE DECORATOR AND FURNISHER 




"SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE " FOR JULY. 

THE frontispiece of the Julv Scribner^s 
is from a painting by Walter Gay. 
The picture suggested a remarkably 
dramatic story, which appears in this num- 
ber, by Mr. Gay's cousin, the well-known 
author of ,l Day and Night Stories," T. R. 
Sullivan. One of the last stories, written 
by the late H. H. Boyesen, is entitled "In 
Collusion With Fate," and is a charming 
love-story, the action of which takes place 
on an ocean steamer. Clinton Ross is a 
new American story-writer who has devoted 
much study to the American Revolution as 
a scene for fiction, He contributes a short 
story, entitled " The Confession of Colonel 
Sylvester." Sir William Martin Conway, 
President of the Society of Authors (En- 
gland), has been for twenty-five years an 
enthusiastic mountain-climber. He con- 
tributes a graphic account of a tour that is 
unique in the history of mountain-climbing. 
It describes "A Thousand Miles Through 
the Alps," and is beautifully illustrated by 
Edwin Lord Weeks, who is himself a famous 
mountain-climber. The appointment of 
W. T. Hornaday as superintendent of the 
proposed Zoological Garden in New York 
lends interest to the article by J. Carter 
Beard, the animal painter, on taxidermv. 
which he calls " A New Art/' He describes 
Mr. Hornaday's work as showing the best 
existing specimens of the art. Madame 
Bkmc (who visited America several years 
ago) contributes a paper on Joseph Milsand, 
the French philosopher, who was an inti- 
mate friend of Browning's. On one side 
Milsand's ancestors were Americans. The 
article contains a number of very interest- 
ing letters from Browning. Turner, the 
English artist, was averse tuhavinghis por- 
trait taken, and yet Cosmo Monkhouse has 
made quite a collection of authentic por- 
traits, reproductions of which are published 
with a shore article. Henry McCarter, the 
impressionist artist, has applied his striking 
method of illustration to Coney Island. 
The glaring sunlight effects at Coney Island 
lend themselves peculiarly to Mr. McCarter's 
methods of drawing. 



*' APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY 
FOR JULY. 

ANEW scheme for arctic exploration will 
be described in AppUions' Popi/lar 
Science Monthly for July, by Robert 
Stein, of the United States Geological Sur- 
vey, The chief features of the plan, which 
has been commended by many experienced 
explorers, are that the work shall be continu- 
ous, and that it shall have a base of supplies 
reached every year by the whalers. Mr. 
Stem accompanies his statement with an in- 
teresting map of the arctic regions, shojving 
what has been done by recent expeditions, 
and how much remains unexplored. It is 
proposed to initiate the new undertaking in 
1897. Under the title " The Banking Prob- 



lem" the evils resulting from the incautious 
discounting of notes will be explained by 
Logan G. McPherson, who gives some sug- 
gestions for remedying them. '-Sugges- 
tions in Therapeutics," or the influence of 
mind in the cure of disease, will form the 
subject of an article by Prof. W. R. Newbold. 
The cures produced by suggestion in hyp- 
notic patients, the influence of a confident 
manner withouthypnotism, andthe " charm- 
ing" of warts and sores, are among the 
forms in which Professor Newbold credits 
this agency with useful results. 



" HARPERS MAGAZINE " FOR JULY. 

THE July number of Harpers Magazine 
opens with a paper on " General Wash- 
ington " and the period of the Revolu- 
tion, by Woodrow Wilson. Rarely has a his- 
toric personage been made so real and human 
as Washington appears (thanks to the art of 
this skilful writer) in camp and on the battle- 
field, no less than in the Virginia House of 
Burgesses, or at his Mount Vernon planta- 
tion. Mr. Pole's illustrations of historic 
scenes worthily accompany Professor Wil- 
son's admirable studies of Colonial life and 
politics. 

In commemoration of the centenary of the 
settlement of Cleveland, the number will 
contain an illustrated paper on the distinct- 
ive characteristics of Ohio, as shown in 
the development of that State, by Pres. 
Charles F. Thwing, of the Western Reserve 
University. 

A piquant description of English Elec- 
tions, by Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, 
will give the result of some personal 
observations in Englandlast summer, show- 
ing that the United States is not alone in 
its need of political reforms. 

Laurence Hutton will contribute an at- 
tractive article on " Literary Landmarks of 
Venice," with illustrations by Prank V. Du 
Mond, including the houses in which Byron, 
Browning and Petrarch lived. 

The number will be strong in fiction. 
There will be presented the opening chap- 
ters of " Two Mormons from Muddlety,"a 
three^part novelette, by Langdon Ehvyn 
Mitchell, whose scene is laid among the 
West Virginia hills, and whose characters 
are the rude population of a primitive com- 
munity, enlivened by the visits of two Lat- 
ter-day saints engaged in proselyting. The 
story will be illustrated by Gilbert Gaul. 

John Kendrick Bangs's humorous ro- 
mance. 4l A Rebellious Heroine,' 1 will be 
concluded, with illustrations by W. T. 
Smedley, 

Julian Ralph will contribute a Chinese 
romance. " The Love-letters of Superfine 
Gold/' illustrated by C. D. Weldon. " The 
Cabinet Organ," a short story of the Middle 
West, by Octave Thanet, will be given, with 
illustrations by Clifford Carleton ; also a 
humorous story of American artist life 
abroad, called " A Fool to Fame," from the 



pen of E, A. Alexander, with pictures by 
John W. Alexander, and a short story by 
W. E. Norris, called " The Dowagers Com- 
panion." 

" The Wedding Gown," a charming poem 
by Alice Archer Sewell, will appear, with 
four page illustrations by H. Siddons Mow- 
bray. Other poems in the number will be 
"A Wayside Grave." by Margaret E. Sang- 
ster, and " Orbis TerrEe," by C. H. Gol'd- 
thwaite. 

Archibald Lampman will contribute an 
e^say on " Happiness," and Charles Dudley 
Warner in the Editor's Study will discuss a 
popular belief that everybody is an unde- 
veloped author. The Editor's Drawer will 
ooen with an amusing lecture by Kate 
Douglas Wiggin, on a supposedly new 
Wagnerian opera, with examples of the 



"LEISURE HOURS" FOR JUNE. 

AGAIN that talented artist, Mr. Clark " 
Bogert. has designed a very beautiful 
and seasonable Art cover for Leisure 
Hours. It is very evident that this attractive 
magazine, now in its eleventh year, is 011 
" easy street/' as the expression goes. It de- 
serves its success, as neither money nor time 
seem to be spared in its preparation. 

The half-tone frontisplate, on fine coated 
paper, is a magnificent portrait of Mr. John 
Drew, one of the most popular artists in his 
profession; his success as a star is richly 
deserved. 

The piece of music published in this num- 
ber is entitled " Circumstantial Evidence," 
a very pathetic and sentimental piano com- 
position. Words by Mr. Ramos, music by 
Mr. Leamy. 

The following short articles appear: 

" The Only Woman Fireman," " Makinga 
Genteel Appearance," "Courtesy of Mrs. 
Cleveland,'* "Just One Year Old'' (Poem), 
" On Foreign Shores,'' " Nellie Brant's New 
Bonnet and What it Cost,'' 



" OUTING " FOR JULY. 

JULY Outing is an interesting summer 
number. Among the articles of inter- 
est will be found '-Trottirg and Pac- 
ing Champions of To-day," by E. 3. Aber- 
crombie: "A ' Five-Pounder' Hooked Foul," 
by E. Lincoln Kellogg; " A Bicvcle Trip in 
Tyrol," by Seth Green ; " The Cruise of the 
Snark,'' by George A. Warder: " TwoHand- 
icaps/' by Caroline Shelly — this article is 
fully illustrated with sketches, very much 
after the Gibson order — "My Match With 
Eileen, 1 ' by Lawrence Ogden Robbins. 
Among the other articles will be found 
" Swimming,'' "A Night With the White 
Goats,'' " Lena's World Tour Awheel," 
il The Twenty-Raters," and the second part 
of the "Invasion of the Bicycle, Athens." 
This magazine is beautifully illustrated 
throughout, and is a most interesting and 
entertaining summer number.