The most noteworthy contribution to the June number of the Century is the first installment of a new story, "The Chatelaine of La Trinite." It is by Mr. Henry B. Fuller, a Chicago man, who about a year ago gave evidence of exceptional talent-not to say genious,-in his Italian sketch, the "Chevalier of Pensieri-Vani." In the "Chatelaine" we find the same individual charm of style, the felicity of expression and the happy touches in the descriptions which characterized his previous work, and there is good reason to hope that Mr. Fuller will keep up to the high standard which he has set for himself.
The initial article of the number is a study of Budopest and its recent rapid development, by Mr. Albert Shaw, with a number of excellent illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Mr. Edmund Clarence Stedman contributes the fourth of his articles on the "Nature and Elements of Poetry," dealing this time with "Melancholia," and Emilio Castelar, the Spanish historian, publishes another chapter in his life of Columbus.
There is a rather fascinating article entitled "The Great Unknown" by Mr. J. B. Holder. It is an accumulation of evidence in regard to the "sea-serpent," and after reading the testimony, one is inclined to believe that such creatures do exist.
The frontispiece is a portrait of the late Roswell Smith, who was president of the Century Company up to the time of his death. He was the founder of the magazine and the inspirer of its most important enterprises. The other notice noticeable contributions to the number are the continuation of the "Naulahka" and Dr. Mitchell's "Characteristics" and the usual number of clever stories and poems.