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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3

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A recent decision of the Commissioner of Customs classifies plain ruled paper as « writing, not otherwise enumerated, » and therefore liable to 15% ad valorem.

We notice the following among recent awards at the Melbourne Exhibition: First-class: Die-sinking, Bock & Cousins, Wellington. Second-class: Printing and bookbinding, H. Brett, Auckland; Cards, A. D. Willis, Wanganui.

We have received a copy of Mills, Dick, & Co's. Otago Provincial Almanac and Directory for 1889. With this work have been incorporated three other publications of the same kind, and the result is a volume of over five hundred octavo pages, containing a large quantity of varied information, and a goodly show of advertisements.

« The Vermin Department » is the name of a recent official extravagance. All that can be said in its favor is that it is admirably named—its object being to flood the country with stoats, ferrets, and weasels!

Mr Gladstone has contributed an article on the English-speaking race to a juvenile magazine published in Boston. His anticipations for the future are exceedingly brilliant, and he is hopeful that for another century the colonies may own allegiance to England.—Should the early dissolution of the British Empire, anticipated by some, become a fact, the G.O.M. will be recognized as one of the most effective of the solvents.

We have received from London some copies of Capital and Colonization, the organ of the Co-operative Colonizing Association, in which Mr W. L. Rees is the leading spirit. We notice that it has entered upon its second volume. Mr Rees is well known in New Zealand as a former member of the House of Representatives, and as a literary man of ability a long way above the average. His sanguine dispositiion [sic: disposition] is also well known, and the many obstacles in the way of his scheme are much more evident here than they can be in the home country.