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amusing matter, anagrams, enigmas, &c. A paper, continued from page 91, treats of the "Third and Fourth Creation Days," and is written by Dr. Wilson.

Tub Ska-side Register. (Loudont Orban and Dickens, 27, Walbrook.)—We find the above with other pamphlets on our table, and mention that its purpose is the facilitating of letting furnished and other houses and apartments at sea-side places, not only in England we perceive, but in Wales, Ireland, and the Channel Islands. The idea is an excellent one, and will be found a great advantage to heads of families in quest of temporary homes or houses at the sea-side. The Register is published at short intervals, and distributed gratuitously by Messrs. Orban and Dickens, and its lists are suited to all requirements, containing houses and apartments at rentals from two to twenty guineas per week.

English-Woman's Review. {London: 23, Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street; Kent and Co., Paternoster Roto. — A capital summary of Mr. Mills clever speech on the enfranchisement of women, and other matters connected with the debate, occupy the greater part of this number. To the admirable arguments of Mr. Mill little can be added; his (representations) of the position of women in their relation to men have the force of conscientious truth in addition to lucid illustration. His suggestion for a numerical return of wives, directly or indirectly done to death by blows, or other ill-treatment of their husband, told emphatically; his allusion to the fact so completely lost sight of by women, that not one mother in a hundred perhaps ever heard of it, viz., that the endowments of public schools by our forefathers were intended to benefit not boys only, but boys and girls indiscriminately; his instancing the treatment of Miss Garrett, and the prohibition of others who would follow in her steps at the hands of the chivalrous Society of Apothecaries, with another phase of the same feeling, exhibited by the Royal Academy, must give a heavy blow to this short-sighted and narrow policy, and make large-minded men ashamed of such mean measures. How forcible he sets forth the law with regard to married women. "By the common law of England everything that a woman has belongs absolutely to her husband. He may tear it all away from her, may spend the last penny of it in debauchery, leaving her to maintain by her labour both herself and her children, and if by heroic exertion she earns enough to put by anything for their future, unless she is judicially separated from him he can pounce upon her savings and leave her penniless; and such cases are of very common occurrence. If we were besotted enough to think such things right, there would be more excuse for us, but we know better. The richer classes have found a way of exempting their own daughters from the iniquitous state of the law. By the contrivance of marriage settlements they can make in each case a private law for themselves and they always do. Why do we not provide that

justice for the daughters of the poor which we take good care shall be done to our own daughters i" No wonder that 72 members of Parliament, including pairs, voted in favour of giving the suffrage to women. '• The position of women in America," by Mrs. Bayle Bernard, is a suggestive paper, and deserves to be attentively read.

An article entitled "photography as an employment for women," points to a very suitable field for feminine labour, one in which, as usual, they are allowed to keep a share of the least profitable portion, but are never allowed to learn enough of the profession in a photographer's studio, to make it a profession for themselves. The society for the promoting of the employment of women have taken premises in Belgravia nearly opposite the Grosvenor Hotel Victoria Station, for the teaching and practising of photography by women, an enterprise which has our best wishes for its success, especially as from her Majesty downwards, lady photograph ers have exhibited special facilities for excelling in the art. The remainder of the number will be found highly interesting, the Reviews especially so.

The Laboratory: A Weekly Record of Scientific Research.—(James Smith, Cannonstreet, London). The fifth number of this work lies before us, tilling a place of no common interest to physicists and chemists, and in these days (when so many take an interest in science for its own sake) to a large circle of studious men, neither the one or the other. The report of the Chemical Society must interest the most common - place reader, and though we cannot see the use to science of a memoir of "Geber," founded for the most part on legend and supposition, yet it is well that justice should be sought to be done to the founders of a science to which humanity is so largely indebted. Without the mysteries-of alchemy the miracles of chemistry had remained unknown and undeveloped; Amongst other matters we find a well-written report of the chemical products at the Paris Universal Exhibition. It may, perhaps, be new to some of our readers to learn that in France (as a rule) the old sulphurmatch is still adhered to; yet in the face of this fact the lucifer-match is unrepresented at the Exhibition—an oversight by no means singular, at least in the English chemical sections. It was hoped by Dr. Hofman, at the Exhibition of 1862, that before that of 1872 phosphorusmatches might be abolished; and the writer of the report (C. W. Quin, F. C. S„ Superintendent of the Chemical Classes of the International Exhibition of 1862) observes that, amongst the numerous cheap compounds that are ignitable by friction, something might be found to supersede the objectionable phosphoruspaste. One sound reason for getting rid of it is conveyed in the reminder that the large amount of bones now consumed in its manufacture would then be free for agricultural purposes.

THE TOILET.

{.Specially from Pari*.)

This month we dedicate our fashion-models to the service of the juveniles, and present a number of children's costumes for the seaside.

First Figure.A frock for a little girl of six, composed of a first skirt of striped mauve foulard; second skirt of striped mauve foulard. Under-body of plain foulard, cut like a corselet. Chemisette in Swiss plaits. Oriental jacket. Hat of Belgian straw, of the sailor shape.

Second Figure, for a child three years eld.—A frock of white quilting, having a first skirt plain, and a tunic opening in front, apron fashion. Jacket of ponceau woollen material, trimmed with white gimp. Round cap of Italian straw, bound with ponceau velvet, and ornamented with the tip of an ostrich feather.

Third Figure.A costume of Indian linen for a boy of six years of age, consisting of Breton trowsers, with a white band up the side, and a jacket cut square at bottom, slightly shaped on the hips, and trimmed with white galloon. Sailor's straw hat, fancy tie. Russet Russian leather boots.

Fourth Figure.A costume for a boy of eight, composed of Breton trowsers of a white woollen fabric, bordered with red above the knees, and a wide band of the same down the side-seams. Russian boots, black, with a red border at top. On the head a Pyrenean cap called a berret.

Fifth Figure.—A frock for a little girl of eight, of goat's-hair muslin, cut in the Empire style, without plaits in the waist, cut like a basquine skirt and corselet of the same piece. White muslin under-body. Lancret hat of rice-straw, bordered with blue velvet, and encircled by a cordon of blue flowers. Blue kid boots, coming up high on the leg.

Sixth Figure.A costume for a little girl of ten, consisting of a first skirt of foulard, ornamented with a deep plaiting, cut in points at the bottom, and edged with white silk. Second skirt of the same foulard. Body cut in the basquin style, the fronts close and lap over each other. Sleeves tight, cut in points at the

bottom, and edged with white silk to match the rest of the toilet.

Seventh Figure.A costume for a boy six years old, made entirely of white Cashmere, edged with ponceau, and consisting of halftrowsers. and a blouse confined at the waist by a belt round the same.

Eighth Figure.—A bathing-dress for a little girl, composed of grey Cashmere tunic, and body without sleeves, trimmed with garnet, and drawers to match.

Satin is much employed this summer, especially for the trimming of gauze de Chambery and tulle dresses. Some of our fashionable houses talk of reintroducing flounces, but their vogue is not yet determined on, nevertheless we have definitively adopted lace-flounces for fulldress evening toilets. The dresses roost in vogue aie mohair, linos, Grenadines, muslins, la Sultane, &c, &c.; and of these stuffs are com.

fosed all the toilets for the seaside and country. have remarked some silks, glad and marbled; others, again, rayed, which are very charming.

I must also recommend the foulard de champ, sprinkled with delicate flowers, and foulards a' batons garnished with foliage thrown here and there.

Paletots continue to be the favourite confection; these are trimmed with lace and jet; I have seen a pretty model pointed behind and before, finished at each point with pendillons of pearl, and between the points a coquille of Chantilly : in order not to cut the lace, it is put on plain above the points. Japonaise sleeves bordered with jet at the bottom, and finished with pendillons and points, and looped up above with an agrafe of jet. A Chantilly lace is set on nearly flat at the bottom of the sleeve, and forms above the point a large coquille. A collar worked in the tissue of pearls finishes the top of this envelope. Every description of embroidery, whether of soutache or beads or silk, is in favour, and, with tbe assistance of a Wilson and Wheeler's sewing machine, can be easily and promptly executed.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Poetry received, with thanks. — "A Vigil;" "Ulswater." Not yet decided on: "Beatrice;" "The Contrast;" "Crown and Cross;" "The Cherry-pickers."

Prose accepted, with thanks.—"Theatrical Retro- i spections;" "A Legend of the Fyi Ishs:" "Auctions New and Old;" "Grace Rivers" (weregret l that we cannot in either case accede to the wishes ] of the writers of these articles, which will be returned to them on the receipt of stamps for the | purpose).

"Oxckoft."—We shall have pleasure in reading the MS. talc our correspondent writes of; at the samr time we must observe that our arrangements will not admit of the immediate appearance of a stoir of any length.

"The Rose Of Riveksuale."—The arrangements above alluded to must be our apology for the nonappearance of this tale, which has been for some time accepted. In a month or two w"e shall hope to publish it.

Printed By Rogerson And Tuxford, 246, Strand.

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