AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
Tlie biographies of Mrs. Lynn Linton and Mrs.
Oliphant are awaited with interest.
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Only 1300 pictures have been accepted for this
year's Paris salon, against 2000 in years past.
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ew play by Basil Hood called "lb and Lit
tle Constantine," founded on one of Hans An
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Negotiations are on foot to produce in London
this season M. M. Audran and Ordonneau's comic
opera, "Ces Soeurs Gaudichards," now running
at the Gaite, Paris.
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Mr. J. C. Dibdin, a descendant of the famous
song-wViter, and himself an author has purchased
Lytton, grandson of Bulwer and the son of Owen
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Fifteen thousand people heard Aeschylus'
chorus of the Danaids sung recently in the Greek
theatre at Syracuse, in presence of the author.
The occasion was the visit of the international
press association to the city.
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The London correspondent of the New York
Times says of the Royal Academy exhibit: "It
lias nothing very startling this year. Lady Fau
dcl Phillips by J. S. Sargent is fine. Mr. Shaw
has the picture of the year, "Love the Conqueror."
a large allegory.
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The Woman's Journal says: Miss Cecilia
Hcaux, the portrait painter, is recognized in this
country and abroad as ranking among the best
George Sand's daughter Solange died recently
at her residence, Mont-Givray, near La Chatra,
France. There now remain of George Sand's
family the widow of her son, Maurice Sand, and
her two daughters, Mine. Lauth and Mile.
Gabriellc Sand. The family name is Dundowcn
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In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, an Ameri
can, 2,000,000 copies have been sold at home,
while abroad it is said that editions have been
issued by thirteen different English publishers.
Mr. Clement Shorter, the critic, says of it: "The
book is not literature and I do not think it would
be difficult to prove that some of it is actually
universal ; but all those freaks of religious fervor
require to be taken note of.
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Tt is interesting to note that several of the books
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VIOLET DALE, THE JUSTLY FAMED SOUBRETTE.
Miss Violet Dale is playing a sixteen week engagement at the Orpheum. She is a great favorite in Honolulu
as she has been iu all parts of the United States. She began her career at the age of ten years and she has been
seven years on the stage.
the house in which Robert Louis Stevenson was
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A book that Mr. Kipling has not yet issued to
the public is called "The Book of the Forty-five
Mornings," and is an account of his wanderings
in Japan and America on his way home to
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An interesting marriage was recently announc
ed that of Miss Judith Blunt, great-granddaughter
of Lord Byrne, and the Hon. Neville
living artists, and T. L. Jones a Leeds police con
stable has had a painting accepted at the Royal
Academy. He is thirty years of age and self
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The health of M. Zola is excellent and he is
still decided not to go back to France until the
"affaire" has been ended which he thinks will by
by the end of June. He has but few opportunities
for speaking, as his servants are all English, and
of that tongue the author of Hana can hardly
articulate a word,
that have been appearing among "The Best Sell
ing Books" during recent months have been pro
duced by new writers. We notice here six books,
all of which have reached a sale of ten thousand,
and some of them are far beyond it. In each
cae the book is the first work of a new writer:
David 1 farum by Edward N. Westcott. Prison
ers of Hope by Mary Johnston. Mr. Dooley: In
Peace and in War by F. P. Dunne. Aylwin by
Theodore Watts-Dunton. When Knighthood
Was in Flower by Edward Carpoden. Bob, Son
of Battle by Alfred Ollivant.
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