The Monthly and Advocate.

Today appears the first issue of the Monthly for the coming winter. This October number is distinctly good, and the Monthly will be doing well if it can keep to the standard set by it. It may fairly be said that none of the prose pieces fail to interest and instruct the reader.

First and best is the contribution by Professor Barrett Wendell, entitled, "Impressions of Chicago." All of us who have been to Chicago, have come away with impressions of the World's Fair which we would like to put into words if we could, but which are so undefinable, and so grand at the same time, that we find it impossible. Professor Wendell, however, takes up the subject in such a suggestive and attractive way, that the reader finds impressions of his own put before him,- impressions that before he scarcely knew he had.

"The Outcome of Recent Criticism," by E. K. Rand, is clear and to the point. It contains much well worth reading for anyone who would ignorantly criticize the work of another.

The remaining pieces are also good. The poetry by Moody is in the same metre as "She and He," by Edwin Arnold. The editorials are in the same serious and sensible mood that characterizes the work of the Monthly as a whole.

The first number of the Advocate is not altogether what it should be. The

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