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Mrs Humphrey Ward is at present enjoying a well-earned rest in Italy. She received a very pleasant letter from Mr Gladstone on her article in the * Nineteenth Century,’ in which he criticises it on very much the same lines as he followed in his criticism of ‘ Robert Elsmere.’ She is engaged upon a new novel, which 1s to be a frankly human piece of fiction. This will be good news to that numerous body of critics who regard the human part of ‘ Robert Elsmere’ as of more interest than the religious. She was offered LI,OOO for a story of 30,000 words, and John Strange Williams LSOO for a “shilling shocker.” In London (population 4,282,921) last year there were 34,617 marriages, 131,078 births, and 78,707 deaths.

PUBLIC NOTICES. ENGRAVING. HROSS, General and Wood Engraver. • Die Sinker, and Letter Cutter, 79 Princes street BRASS Plates, Seals, Dies, Stencils, Woodcuts. and every description of Ornamental and Commercial Engraving, etc. BUSINESS and Visiting Cards. Note Address: H. Ross (upstairs), 79 Princes street, exactly opposite Pryor’s, fruiterer. J. HARDIB AND CO. ON View: Gents’ Superior Winter Overcoats, 19s 6d ; Cape Overcoats, 39s 6dj Boys’ Overcoats, from 12s 6d. W Brys' Melville Suits, from 8s 6d; Boys’ Hats, Is; Boys’ Shirts, Is 6d ; 60 dozen Roslyn Hose, from Is pair. Pairs Men’s Tweed Trousers, 6s 6d; O W 3 cases Men’s and Boys’ Hats, new shapes; superior lot Scarves, Braces, Pelts, etc. O K Pairs Children’s House Slippers, OOv from 2s lid; Ladies’ Overshoes, 1s 3d. HARDIB AND CO., No. 110, cornet • Princes and Rattray streets. ANDREW DAVIE AND CO I BEG to notify the General Public I have Reopened the old Premises in George street W'vrjTH an entire Fresh Stock of IronW mongery and Crockery, at greatly reduced prices. INSPECTION Invited. Best value in town for the money. Andrew Davie aud Co., 26 George street. CITY STEAM LAUNDRY. THE City Steam Laundry, corner of Cumberland and Union streets, will send their Van to any ADDRESS in Town. Orders by Post or Telephone punctually attended to. SPECIAL Arrangements can be made with Families. Gentlemen’s Shirts and Collars got up at two hours’ notice. Telephone 304. MULLER AND ANDERSON. BEST Value for Cash.—Furniture and Bedding made on the premises ; all our goods best workmanship. Furniture Made to ANY Design, Repaired, Re-covered, and Polished equal to new. Estimates given. lOTUREB Framed at low prices. Muller and Anderson, formerly 120 George street (late salesman to Scoullar and Chisholm).

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Evening Star, Issue 7921, 31 May 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Evening Star, Issue 7921, 31 May 1889