We have many compliments on the beauty of our colored plate, which we gave as a frontispiece for our last volume. We appreciate these compliments the more because it was not part of the original programme of the magazine, and is regarded by the publisher as a free gift over and above the regular subscription price, his motto being not to promise much and do little, but rather to do more than he promises. How much has been done for a comparatively small subscription price, the very full index, given in our last, shows. To still be up with the times, the Monthly appears this month in an entirely new dress, which, we think, will be appreciated. The new arrangements may perhaps delay by a day or two its usual prompt appearance, which we hope will be excused"for this one" only.