THE scientific analysis of psychical phenomena must, I believe, aim to explain these phenomena according to laws of physical chemistry. I know very well that many people would hold that even a complete physico-chemical analysis of all psychic phenomena must still leave the " truly psychical" unexplained.
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower,
PROFESSOR WM. E. RITTER
HUMAN beings, in common with all others, are as fundamentally esthetic and emotional as they are cognitive and rational. This conclusion I believe to be warranted not only by the facts presented by adult man in civilized society, but also by those observable in very early, simple stages of life everywhere.
TOWARD the northern part of Minnesota, running from a point near Coleraine and Hibbing on the west to Ely on the east, is a low ridge of land, on an average about 1,200 feet above seal level, known, as most of you are aware, as the Minnesota Iron Range.
FEW aspects of present educational thought are more striking than the persistent and telling criticism it is bringing to bear on the American College. The universal demand for efficiency in our national life has put the college on trial—and has caught it in a state of unpreparedness to make a consistent defense in its own behalf.
SEEKING to define the functions of a university in a few words, I have thought that we might say : the purpose of a university is to conserve useful truth and to add to it. It should be in some sort the axis of our intellectual and moral growth, whence proceed the flowers and fruits of achievement.
THE sciences are divided by Spencer, Karl Pearson and others into two great groups, the abstract sciences and the concrete sciences. The abstract sciences are those which deal with the modes under which the phenomenal world is perceived.
TO the man of affairs the progress of science must seem monotonously methodical. Should he walk through the scientific section of a great library he would find massive walls of books, journals and learned transactions, and would note that year by year the tomes of which these walls are built up become a little thicker and that new and more specialized series are interpolated among the old.
METEOR TRAINS OBSERVED IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1901
THE METEOR TRAIN ZONE
EXPERIMENTS ON PHOSPHORESCENT GASES IN THE LABORATORY
How THE METEOR TRAINS MAY BE FORMED
DR. C. C. TROWBRIDGE
THE nature of the luminous cloud occasionally left glowing in the wake of large meteors and called the “ persistent ” streak or train has long been regarded as a mystery by astronomers. Many of these trains have been observed which have remained visible to the naked eye for quite as long as fifteen or thirty minutes after the disappearance of the burning metorite itself.
THE EXTENSION OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATUBAL HISTORY
THE PEOTECTION OF THE FUR SEALS
NEW YORK CITY has provided with wise foresight for the museum that it will need in the future by setting aside for the purpose the whole of Manhattan Square, extending from Central Park to Ninth Avenue and from Seventy-seventh Street to Eighty-first Street.