The June Century presents a table of contents unusually varied and less stress is laid upon special articles than in many of the numbers of this year. Of chief interest to the historical student are the "Talleyrand Memoirs," the fourth installment of which appears in this month's number, with a brief introduction by Minister Whitelaw Reid. In it Talleyrand replies directly to his accusers, and denies categorically and with emphasis that he had anything to do with the execution of the Duc d'Enghien or with an alleged plot to assassinate Napoleon.
The Harvard man, who has had relations-pleasant or otherwise-with any of the large women's colleges in America, Smith, Wellesley, or Vassar, or who takes an interest in collegiate education for women, will enjoy an illustrated article entitled "Women at an English University," in which Newnham College is described, and the daily life, plan of work, exercise, etc., mentioned in detail. The author of the article, Miss Field, is more or less of an enthusiast on the subject of college education for women and the result is that her descriptions are vivid in the extreme.
A new paper in the California series appears as usual and in it a description of a Sunday in Coloma is given, a picture which gives prominence to the rougher life of mines,- the auctioneering, racing, gambling, thimble-rigging, etc. The usual sheaf of short stories charmingly told, and poems delicate in flavor is not wanting.