In "Canadian Art and Artists," W. Blackburn Harte shows the growth of art life in Canada, and reveals incidentally the strange public indifference toward art which prevails in the commercial centers of the Dominion. The article is well illustrated, and contains portraits of all the leading Canadian artists, and examples of some of their best and most representative work. In an article on "The United States Patent System," Mr. James Shepard, a well-known electrical expert, gives an intelligent and comprehensive account of the statutory provisions for patent protection from the day of the first Congress; and he also makes a strong plea for better facilities and a larger staff than have hitherto existed in this much overburdened department of the government. "Where are Vinland and Norumbega?" by Alice L. Clark is an article that will interest all men who have ever paddled a canoe or rowed a boat on the turning and twisting Charles above Riverside and noticed the lonely stone tower on the left bank of the river. Miss Clark comes to the conclusion that indications of the lost Norumbega are such stuff as dreams are made of.
New England Magazine.
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