9 FEBRUARY 1895, Page 26

The Boy's Own Paper indicates no falling off. There is

no magazine in existence which keeps up so steadily to the standard

of excellence and variety its conductors have placed before them. The most notable features of the February number are perhaps Mr. David Kees serial story, "Amid Siberian Forests," and Dr. Gordon Stables's "In the Land of the Lion and the Ostrich." "A Desperate Expedient" is also a readable short story illustrative of the value of coolness in the presence of a bandit. Among the contents of this number of the Boy's Own Paper which are calculated to bring out the ingenuity, rather than interest the imagination, of boys, "How to Make a Half-Plate Camera" and "A Racing Model and how to Build Her" may be mentioned with special commendation.