1 DECEMBER 1894, Page 14

NEW EDITIONS. — Our Secret Friends and Foes, by Percy Fara- day

Frankland (S.P.C.K.), a volume in the "Romance of Science" Series. The author has added a chapter " on the comparatively novel subject of the action of light on micro-organisms." The theoretical increase of bacteria is enormous, something that passes all imagination, if not all calculation. But there are, happily, influences adverse to them. Of these, sunlight is one of the most effective.—St. Wynfrith, by Evelyn Everett-Green (Jerrold and Sons), a story of an almshouse and its inmates.— A Hidden Chain, by Dora Russell (Digby, Long, and Co.)