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REVIEWS. "Tu HOUGH FOLLY'S MILL." by Alice and Claude Askew (Ward, Lock and Co, Ltd., London, Gs.)—This nov.l. published Febru- ary 4, should command attention from lovers of fiction, for the story is a strange oue and leads up to a remarkable ending. Squire Holt has a son, Liuncelot, whose mother died in his infancy, and the Squire has doubts as to his being father of the child, inasmuch as his wife, formerly Ladv Betty Farfex, admits on her deathbed that s he only married h;m out of pique, and really loved an Ar.! y captain, whose name was Launcelot. Squire Holt marries again, and his second wife bears him a son, Mark. The boyhood of Launcelot Holt can well be imagined iu view of his father's hatred of him, which he is at no pains to conceal, and Mrs Holt schemes to have her son Mark made the heir to tha Holt estates. As Launcelot grows up ha develops Socialistic tendencies, and leaves the parental roof for London, where be livet a wild life. Through it all a girl, Verotilet by name, believes in him, and loves him. Launcelot engages himself to the daughter of a Socialist, and there is a scene when Squire Holt suggests that if Launcelot will give up his birthright to his half-brotlw, Mark, he will consent to Launcelol' marriage. Launcelot refuses and leaves the house with the avowed intention of ofi>-ring his name to the first woman he rai'ets, be she even a gutter wench." And this bo actually does, only as things turn out Uo girl is a good girl, but down on her luck, and proves a true and faithful wife. Tho breach between Launcelot and his familv 'J I d. ¡ wi dens, only to be closed again as a result of the Squire being at last brought to lilq senses by a medical friend, and occ-fl re or a. John Holt asserts himself. Launcelot i sent for, and on his arrival miraculou.-lv saves his father from instant death, a re,ult of a riding accident. Both are falally in- jured, and it is a question which will die first--the father or the son. By the terms of the Squire's father's will shGull C: Squire die first the estates pass to Liunce", t and his son, but should Launcelot die first then the estates go to Mark. The story is worked up to a thrilling climax, and in the end the Squire's demise occurs hal f-an-hour before that of his son, and little John Holt becomes the owner of the estates. The novel should be widely read. MUXSK\"S MAGAZINE," — The February number of this mammoth sixpenny worth contains a lvug, complete novel, Tlx* Miracle Man," by Frank L Packard, a typical American story of wonderful interest. Them is a grip about it that commands one's attention and it is one of the t-itrongest novels we have read for some time. There is a number of special articles, including "The Poster Campaign against Alcohol" (temperance reformers should read tbi.-), "Our Fifteen Years' work in the Philippines," "Dry Cleaning the Drama," and many others, including Children in Priintings." The short stories are all exceptionally good, and the poems are by no means a siii-,it portion of the magazine. "M.\CKII:IIl's WEEKLY."—Yet another new penny weekly paper appeared on January 1M, illackirdy's Weekly," edited by Olive Christian Malvery (Mrs Archibald Mackirdy who has been so prominent iu tho mov^.ienr for putting an end to the While Slav.* Traflic. And a very readable, C/iniin»n- sc-use weekly it promises to be, judging by the first number. Those people who 1 k politics from a common-sense view HI read this paper, but anyone who is a blii ■: party back bad better leave it aloue, oi i; prepared for some nasty knocks. ONE ,]' ALL GARDENING." liMl. London: Agricultural and Horticuhu. i Association. Price twopence. —The nine- teenth issue of this popular Annual has bem duly made, and readers will find it as full of varied interest and useful information as its predecessors. In the opening article the Editor describes a remarkable flower mission, established in Paris by a kind-hearted poet, who has induced the rich and cultured t> contribute plants and flowers to the home. of the poor, until the annual ceremony has grown to a great procession of sixteen 1-irge carts, carrying 50,000 plants to the most destitute of Parisian quarters. S Leonard Bastin writes on British Callage Gardens James Scott describes, with the aid of many microscopical illustrations, How Seeds Grow Henry Vincent tells the interesting story of My Profitable Allotment; Gardens lud 1116 Workshop are dealj with by J B Crautrel" and Children's Flower Shows by Mrs Mabel Edwards-Webb. Letchworth Garden City is interestingly described by J P Young, and Herbert Mace tells about the making of a Queen Bee. There are many shorter articles by well-known writers. The booklet of 128 pages, in a neat cover, is a marvel of cheapness at twopence, and an ISSIIH oi 100,000 has been made, in confident expectation of the usual popular demand.