It may perhaps gratify many personal friends to know that the Editor of this magazine has again in the February elections been returned for a fourth term of two years to the City Councils - the governing body of the city of Philadelphia. As extremely few get elected for more than one or two terms, the compliment is appreciated, especially as no other person was nominated against him, and partisan politics are wholly set aside in the unanimous vote received.

Philadelphia is one of the few cities in the Union where the services of Councilmen remain wholly unpaid, and the government is carried on wholly as a matter of honor and city pride.

Mr. John H. Graham, of the well-known seed firm of Graham, Emlen & Passmore, also continues as a member of the body till 1888.