The opening article in the Atlantic for June is on the "Education of the Negro," by W. T. Harris. For men who are interested in the great race-problem of our country, and especially of the South, the article cannot fail to be of great value, especially from the comments in the shape of foot-notes to the text by such high authorities as the Hon. R. L. Gibson of Louisiana, Hon. J. L. M. Curry, Philip A. Bruce, and Lewis H. Blair.
Another article on the "Emerson-Thoreau Correspondence", ("Emerson in Europe,") by F. B. Sanborn, appears in this number, and is most interesting.
Agnes Repplier contributes a characteristic story entitled "Agrippina," which will doubtless please those who enjoy Miss Repplier's work; those who do not had best leave it unread.
Mr. E. F. Fenollosa has a very valuable and interesting article on "Chinese and Japanese Traits." Not long ago he returned from a long visit in these two countries, and his observations are the result of careful and intelligent investigation of a subject of peculiar interest.
The second paper of the series by W. H. Bishop, entitled "An American at Home in Europe," appears in this number, and is as charming as the first.
Oiive Thorne Miller has an article entitled "The Witching Wrenn" that overflows with the breath of the out-door air, and the music of the woods.
Arthur Searle's "The Discovery of a new Stellar System" is an astronomical article written in popular form.
The second paper on "Private Life in Ancient Rome" by Harriet W. Preston and Louise Dodge, keeps up the high standard set by the first.
"Don Orsino" continues on its course.
The poetry of the number consists of a poem on "Nuremburg" by Julia C. R. Dorr, and a sonnet by Louise Chandler Moulton.