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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

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Mr Stead has had a sharp lesson. He went to Rome to hold an interview with the Pope, and enlighten him on the Home Rule question. The interview was refused. This was a pretty severe slap in the face to the man who was recently received with all courtesy by the Czar. It is quite probable that Mr Stead was able to give the latter potentate some information; but he ought to have been aware that the Pope is a good deal better informed on the Irish question than he is—and knows it.

Mr David Christie Murray, the celebrated novelist, is now on a visit to the South Island.

The phrase « The New Journalism » is said to have been first used by Matthew Arnold in an article in the Nineteenth Century of May, 1887.

« The things that divide men, » the B. and C. Printer and Stationer truly remarks, « are not Capital and Labor, but Ignorance and Indifference. »

Mrs Louisa Knapp, editress of the Ladies' Home Journal, receives a salary of £2000 per annum, which is said to be the largest paid to any lady in the United States. The Journal is only a little over ten years old.

Every one has read of the auctioneer's classification: « Mill on Jurisprudence; » « Ditto on the Floss; » but the latter work seems fated to be strangely classed. In a recent list it is found in the category of « Fancy Work and Embroidery. »

We have received a copy of a song, « Goodbye until we meet again, » the words and music by A. Hodson, arranged by W. Gribble. It is described as a sacred song, though it has no particular claim to the title, being more of the sentimental order. The melody is simple and pleasing. The music is neatly lithographed at the Star works, Auckland.

A printer writes: « I am more pleased with Typo each number I get, and am keeping the copies to bind when I get a set. » We will strive to render our paper more acceptable still to the Craft—and on their part we look for co-operation and increased support. With a little effort on the part of our friends, our subscription list might easily be doubled.

Mr J. Whiteley King, a well-known journalist, who has been engaged in editorial work in Taranaki, Marlborough, and elsewhere, and who has latterly been connected with the staff of the Press Association in Wellington, and acted as Parliamentary correspondent—leaves for Sydney by the Wakatipu on the 22nd inst. He and Mrs King bear with them the best wishes of the newspaper fraternity.

Mr J. T. Brown, an auctioneer at Echuca, has recovered £5000 damages from the Melbourne Age, for stating that he was a Roman Catholic, and secretly pledged to oppose the Education Act. After the publication of the report, Mr Brown publicly asserted that he was a member of the Church of England; but the Age did not publish the telegram containing the statement.

A most remarkable astronomical coincidence is pointed out in Harding's Almanac for the current year. The first full moons of 1889 and 1890, as shown in the Nautical Almanac, occurred as follows:

1889 Jan. 16, 17h 36-8m

1890 Jan. 5, 17h 36-8m

The beginning and ending of the lunar year thus corresponded exactly to the tenth of a minute.