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AS WELL AS OVER 1,400 PAGES OF CHOICE READING. Each number of FRANK LESLIE'S POPULAR MONTHLY, for whatever month of the round year, is certain to include in its table of contents :

A leading article on some topic, event or Idea of universal public interest.-A biographical study of some personage of light and leading " in the world's history. -A chronicle of art and letters.-A popular science article.-An outdoor " paper, or sketch of sport, travel, exploration or adventure.-An installment of a serial story by a favorite novelist.- Poems in many moods.-Essays on timely topics.-Six or more short stories by well-known writers. -Personal and humorous anecdotes. -Literary notes and bric-a-brac. Current records of geographical and scientific progress.

All richly illustrated by nearly one hundred pictures in each number, the work of the best artists and engravers; together with a beautiful full-page colored plate, executed in the best style of the art, and itself worth more than the price of the magazine. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE. $3.00 PER YEAR. SINGLE COPIES, 250.

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The Judson ToweR.—A “World’s Fair Tower Company” for building a tower for the World's Fair, in 1892, has been organized with a capital stock of $2,500,ooo, three-fourths of which has already been subscribed for. The Phoenix Bridge Company was requested to submit estimates, and President Bonzano agreed to build the tower for $2,500,000, the amount of the capital stock, and to subscribe in the name of his company for a large block of the shares.

The tower project has gone so far that its promoters declare that it makes no difference to them in what city the Exposition is held —whether it be New York, Washington or Chicago—the tower will be built just the same. It is proposed to build the structure within the Exposition grounds if possible without expense to the Fair corporation, but if necessary land will be purchased outside of the Exposition limits and the tower erected thereon and operated as a separate and distinct enterprise. The design adopted presents so many new features as to make it impossible to call it an imitation of the Eiffel or any other tower ever erected.

The tower as projected is to be 1,600 feet high. From a base of solid masonry 4oo feet in diameter, into which the ten main trellised uprigts are imbedded, the structure rises with a gradually converging incline toward the apex, which has a diameter of 250 feet. Wire cables extend from upright to upright, and from trellis to trellis, giving on all sides a uniform support and a strength almost incalculable. It is proposed to ascend the tower in two ways. One of these is by a carriage driveway, which encircles the inner extremities of the structure, with an ascent of eight feet in each one hundred. This roadway will be seventy-five feet wide at the base and fifty wide at the top, allowing space for four carriages abreast to pass up or down or turn at any point. The driveway encircles the tower seventeen times, the distance from base to apex being 3.76 miles. The ascent is so gradual that teams can trot up or down at will.

From the opposite side of the base from which the driveway starts begins a car-track which also winds around seventeen times from base to summit beneath the carriage road. Upon this track are to run at one-half minute headway cars capable of seating sixty persons each, operated by the Judson pneumatic system. This system is the ingenious invention by which cars are propelled by a “threadless screw.” It is estimated that 96,400 persons can be carried daily in the cars to the top of the tower, and the revenue from carriages and bicycles would add largely to this revenue. It costs $2.50 to ascend the Eiffel Tower in an elevator, whereas it is proposed to charge only $1 to go to the top of the Judson Tower. In the case of the Eiffel Tower the passengers are crowded into an uncomfortable elevator-car, seeing nothing until the top is reached, while in the proposed tower, an ever-changing panorama is spread out before the passengers in the traction cars or the carriages. At various points on the way up it is proposed to have stations for restaurants or repose, while at the top are to be an observatory and signal station.

ANother LARGE TELEscope.—We hear that the 36-inch telescope at Lick Observatory is shortly to cease its reign as the largest telescope in the world, for Mr. Alvan G. Clark, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been commissioned by Mr. E. F. Spence, of Los Angelos, to build a telescope with an object-glass 4o inches in diameter, for the University of Southern California. The glass from which the lens is to be ground is at present being made in Paris by M. Mantois. The site on Wilson's Peak was chosen by Professor Pickering, of Harvard College, and it is close to the town of Pasadena, and about thirteen miles from Los Angelos. Mr. A. G. Clark has already made some of the largest lenses, including the 26inch at the Washington Observatory, the 26inch at the University of Virginia, the 30-inch at the Imperial Observatory at Pulkowa, Russia, and the Lick Observatory 36-inch lens.— Industries.

SoME FActs concerNING THE “ANGELUs.” —In respect to the “Angelus " itself, it is interesting to know that it is accepted on all hands as well-nigh the technical apogee of French art, and hailed by Gambetta, the Agnostic—as it was intended by Millet, the painter— as the essence of religious sentiment and unquestioning faith. It is true that one of the most eminent painters on the Continent has asserted that were its title unknown the picture would express no definite idea to the spectator : that the man and woman are no more praying than deploring the rottenness of their potatoes. But Millet believed, and the world confirms the belief, that he had produced one of the most intensely religious pictures that had ever been painted, more fitted to the general drift of modern ideas than the “Virgins” and “Adoration” of a bygone age. The picture was finished in 1859, and remained in the possession of M. Arthur Stevens, without any coveting it. At last, M. de Praet, the Belgian Minister, bought it from him for A 100. Later on Mr. J. W. Wilson purchased it from him for £1,440, and when, in 1881, Mr. Wilson's collection came under the hammer, the late Mr.W. H. Vanderbilt gave M. Petit, the dealer, an order to bid £6,000 on his behalf. M. Petit secured it for £6,400, and M. Secrétan, another customer, at like terms, and Mr. Vanderbilt tossed for the possession of it. The former won, but regretting his bargain, he resold it to his dealer for £8,000. Feeling he had blundered, he bought it back again, but this time had to pay £12,000, having the satisfaction of declining an offer of £20,000 from Mr. Rockafeller, of New York. The statement that M. Secrétan paid the latter price for it is therefore a mistake. The dramatic sale of the picture in Paris for £22,12o took place in one of the most exciting scenes ever witnessed in a sale-room, being exceeded only, it is said, by that of the Murillo “Conception,” now in the Louvre, at the Marshal Soult sale in 1852, when the approximate sum of £24,000 was reached. What adds to the chagrin with which the French regard the hugeness of the sum that was bidden to retain possession of their masterpiece, is the fact that no purchaser among connoisseurs or collectors could be found to buy the work at Millet's price of £80, and that their own judges of the Salon repeatedly and habitually declined to receive his work.Magazine of Art.

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Jane Austen. Mrs. CHAs. MALDEN. Famous Women Series. 16mo, cloth, 224 pages. Boston: Roberts Bros. Price, $1.o.o.

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Coral Reefs, Structure and Distribution of By CHAs. DARwin. 12mo, cloth, 343 pages. Mew York: D. Appleton & Co. Price, $2.oo.

Recollections of the Court of the Tuileries. By MADAM CARETTE, Lady of honor to the Empress Eugenie. 12mo, paper, 304 pages.

'ew York. D. Appleton & Co. Price, 5oc.

Ziterary Landmarks for Young People. By M. E. BURT. 16mo, cloth, 152 pages. Boston ." Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Price, 75c.

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The new Eldorado, or, a Summer Trip to

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Chambers's Encyclopædia. New edition. Vol. IV., royal 8vo, 828 pages. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott Co. Price, cloth, $3.oo; sheep, $4.oo; half Russia, $4.50.

Every Day Biography. By AMELIA J. CALver. 12mo, cloth, 378 pages. New York. Fowler & Wells. Price, $1.5o.

Stepping Stones to Bible History in the Beginning; or, Stories from the Book of Genesis. By ANNIE. R. BUTLER. 12mo, cloth, 320 pages. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott Co. Price, $1.o.o.

The Psychic Life of Micro-Organisms. By ALFRED BERIET. Translated from the French by Thos. McCormack. 12mo, cloth, 120

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Recent Economic Changes. By David A.
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Arthur Merton. A Romance. By Admiral

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