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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
fllscellaneous. Tlie biographies of Mrs. Lynn Linton and Mrs. Oliphant are awaited with interest. St n SS Only 1300 pictures have been accepted for this year's Paris salon, against 2000 in years past. SS St St ew play by Basil Hood called "lb and Lit tle Constantine," founded on one of Hans An dersen's tales. f$ $6 f& 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. SM St St 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 Meredith. St St St 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. St St St 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. St St Si 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 not Dudevant. St St iz 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. H St St Tt is interesting to note that several of the books BHwi-SKil 19 i '& rBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaB 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 born. St St St 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 England. st st st 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 taught. St JK St 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.