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VARIETIES—GRAVE AND GAS.,

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MARWOOD, THE EXECUTIONER.

DEGREES FOR WOMEN.

THE CONVICT ORTON.

A SCOTCH DISSENTING MONUMENT.

THE COMIC PAPERS.

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STAMPS FOR TELEGRAPH MESSAGES.

,THE MARQUIS OF RIPON.

ENGLISH HOLIDAYS.

MR. GLADSTONE ON THE IRISH…

THE WRECK OF THE SCHILLER.

j THE BISHOP AND OMNIBUS DRIVER.

ALTERATIONS IN THE CIRCUITS.

AUTHORS' PROFITS.

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AUTHORS' PROFITS. Mr. Gladstone, when speaking recently atGreonwich on the respective incomes of men with handicrafts at.d men with professions, instanced authors as among those whose financial position is growing worse rather than better. A statement intended as a reply to this part of the right hon. gentleman's speech is now being handed round at the Athenasum and other clubs. In this it is shewn by figures obtained from authors and publishers that in the past fifteen years the incomes of those authors who"e books II."C sought by the public have rist-n by from 25 to 50 per cent. An article on the subject will shortly appear in one of the quarter- lies. If any class of authors have suffered they are thu writers of what have been known as standard works. This class, if no worse, are at all events no better off than they were half-a-century ..go. A work like Professor Stubbs' "Constitutional His- tory in England" is worth in monuy less than one of Mr. Blank's novels, though Mr. Stubhs puts more labour into thirty pages than Mr. Black puts into three hundred. But, great though the gains of novelists are, they are as nothing when compared with the K»ins of the fortunate gentlemen who have earned faille as writers of school and college text- books. If the figures in the statement be not as far off the truth "s the statistics of House Proprietors' Associations, the writers of text-books aaJ becoming the princes of literature. They arc as well able to make their own bargains with the publishers as t x lJi pinit rs, Poets-Laureate, the scratch-scrawlers of the aristocracy, or penny-a-lillers with "exclusive" intell'^nce of popular murders. To them the School Board* have been mines of wealth. In five, years their incomes have heen more than doubled. The art andn-ienee examinations instituted by the State had previously done something for them, and had called into the arena of popular text-books a class of men who used to be siient as bookshelves or scarcely beard in cl ssroons. One thing made plain by the statement seems to be that brains which in the gooll old times went into the standard works," which nobody read till bis leading days were, over, now go into small vu'timoa with which every school boy and every school girl can be made acquainted.— liuiifhe Advertise.

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HORRIBLE CRUELTY TO A CHiLD.

AFFAIRS IN EGYPT.

DESPERATE FIGHT WITH A BEAR.

LESSONOF THE PRINCE'S TOUR.I

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COMFORTING TO HIS FRIENDS.

A FRENCH MONSTER.

LIFEBOAT AND ROCKET SERVICE.

WHAT THE "WORtD" SAYS.

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