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Th« ' Pounds, Shillings, and Pence of Literature' is the subject of rather an in terestinj? article in the July number of the ' Ladies' Treasury.' In France, Zola is the best-paid nov*list—a fact which speaks volumes. Mrs Humphrey Ward has "just been offered LI.OOO for a short story of 30 000 words; whilst 'John Strange Winter' (Mrs Stannard) wfused to take £SOO for her next shilling atory. Lord Beaeonsfield's novels brought whilst Victor Hugo died worth U&3.OW. it is BtsAed that Mrs Hodgson Burnett--whoserecoiotsfrom 'Little Lord Fauntle■roy' are Bet down at L3OO a week—is •"shortly to undertake the editing of a .children's department for a syndicate of English and American papers, for which work she is to have L 1,50© & year. Thero are 170,000 Mormon 3 ,a#d 40,000 mon-Mormons in Utah. General Gourko's propositions to ereofc # ■series of new fortifications in Poland are ifinally adopted, at an estimated cost of between twenty and thirty millions *>f .roubles.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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