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LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND THE STAflE. Mr. Walter Montgomerie Neilson has been looted to the chairmanship of the Technical College for Glasgow; and a public meeting has been hold under the presidency of the Lord Provost. JE50,000 will be required to start the insti- tution, and to establish chairs in connexion with the principal industries carried on in and around Glasgow. The Joiners' Company has placed at the disposal of the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution threo prizes f 'r the encouragement of technical education. The Admiralty has refused, as contrary to the regula- tions, to allow Lieutenant Dawson his time and full pay while engaged in the Livingstone Expedtion. The publication of the second edition of Mr. Serjeant Cox's Refutation of Spiritualism," is, we are informed, delayed for the introduction of many now experiments. We observe that it has been stated in several daily papers that the article on Marco Polo, in the current num- ber of the Quarterly Review, was written by Sir Henry Rawlinson. This is not the case. The review is from the pen of Mr. R. H. Major, of the British Museum, Hono- rary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. A. volume of Essays on Social and Political Subjects, by Professor and Mrs. Fawcett, will be published shortly. The volume will contain an introduction to the course of lectures Professor Fawcett is now delivering at Cambridge On Modern Socialism, and the Economie Programme of the International." The 26th Part of M. Littré's great Dictionnaire de la Langue Franqaise," extending from Scille to Souscrire, has just been issued. The months of June, July, and August are fixed for the re-appearance in London of the Comedie Franç-aisc. The house at which they will appear is as yet uncertain. The Architect says Our readers will learn with pleasure that Mr. Mason, A.R.A., has recovered from his recent severe indisposition, and is at, work upon his Harvest Picture," which lie was unable to finish for last year's Academy, but which he hopes if possible to complete for the next spring exhibition.—Mr. Vicat Cole, the other land- scape Associate, has two large pictures in hand, one some- what similar in subject to "Autumn Gold," his last year's landscape—a foreground of meadow and heathery hill side, with blue distance in the back- ground. The second picture is a bit of flat country, with a good effect of cloud and sky.—Mr. Millais, R.A., has completed his portrait of the Marquis of "Westminster. He is painted in full hunting costume, and has just come down into the entrance hall to mount his horse. As a back- ground to this portrait Mr. Millais has used Stubb's large picture of the hunt, or rather of the meet, which belongs to the Grosvenor collection. It is an original idea, and admirably carried out.—Mr. Watts, R.A., is at work on a portrait of Mr. Val Prinsep, similar in character to his last year's portraits of Millais and Leighton. He is paint- ing besides a large picture, the subject of which is "Cain and Abel." It is 13 feet in height, and it is rumoured that he will present it as his diploma work to the Royal Academy. Abel is lying dead at the foot of his altar, from which a flame is springing straight up to heaven his murderer stands over him aghast at his own deed, and thrown into deep shade by the shadow cast from a company of angels sweeping across the sky,—Mrs. Ward has in hand a rather larger work than is usual, with her, the subject being "Mrs. Delany reading to the daughters of George III." The scene is laid in the palace at Frogmore, and the dresses of that period are well adapted for picturesque effect. Nobody's Fortune," by Mr. Grattan, is proving a success at the Surrey Theatre. Another group, in fine marble, of the four which repre- sent the quarters of the globe, is now placed on the south- east angle of the Prince Consort Memorial in Hyde Park. The subject ia "Asia," and the sculptor Mr. Foley, R.A. The little theatre at Charing Cross has been taken by Mr. Fred. Maccabe, the well-known mimic and ventrilo- quist, and he is obtaining such patronage, as to warrant the belief that his stay in the Metropolis on this occasion will be as prolonged as it was at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, three years since. Miss Lizzie Reinhardt, loading actress of the Sheffield Theatre Royal, died on Friday, of smallpox.

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