The Atlantic Monthly.
The April number of the Atlantic Monthly appeared early this week. The stories continued from March are "Yone Santo," by E. H. House; "The Aspern Papers," by Henry James, and "The Despot of Broomsedge Cove," by Charles Egbert Craddock. A paper on "English Faith in Art," by Miss Pennell, questions whether a revival in art is not accompanied by a decline in religious feeling. To students of the fine arts this subject will be of great interest. Mr. Lowell contributes a poem, "Turner's Old Temeraire." An article on Lasalle, the Socialist, by D. O. Kellogg, is an interesting description of the life of the man who was at the head of the German Social Democratic Party. The poem, "To my Infant Son," which Mr. Arlo Bates was to have read at the recent Authors' Reading in Sanders Theatre, is published in this number. "The Marriage Celebration in the United States" is a companion paper to "The Marriage Celebration in the Colonies" of the March number. The article which is of most interest to students is the "First Crisis of the American Revolution," by John Fiske. The narrative is simple and intensely interesting, and the writer successfully avoids the dryness which is so common to historical sketches.