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breakfast. At twenty minutes to nine the principal warder came to take me to chapel. I created a great scandal once by whistling on the stairs-a thing unheard of in the precincts. The face of the warder who heard it was a study. He was an old man-of-war's man, who had served his twenty-one years and earned his pension. He had stood by his great gun as Admiral Hornby ploughed his way through the Dardanelles in that jamous January night when the Russians were advancing on Constantinople. He had been invalided home from Cyprus with fever, and had served on the Australian, East Indian, and American stations; but the scandalous phenomenon of a prisoner dancing down the stairs and whistling for sheer lightness of hcart was something so unprecedented as almost to upset his equanimity. “Hush," said my guardian, “I have not heard so much whistling in the gaol all the years I have bee: here!”
CHAPEL AT IIOLLOWAY. I enjoyed chapel immensely at Holloway. “Best attended place of worship in Holloway,” said one of my warders, and 10 congregation takes more vigorous part in the services. I was up in the chief warder's pew, on a line with the good chaplain Plaford, and used to peer down through the red curtains upon the well-filled chapel, and imagine how much worse I was than all the poor fellows below. Some mere boys were there, whoso appearance touched me much. The prisoners in appcarance are as respectable-looking as members of Parliament. Some of course are worse, but some are better. What struck me most was the absence of old men. Thero were not half a dozen grey heads in all the congregation. The way in which they joined in the responses was an example to the Abbey and the Cathedral, especially in tho Litany, which we had twice a week. The exemplary fashion in which they recited the Creed was most surprising. They went through it with the precision of machines. And didn't they sing! Contrasted with the miserable mockery of the dead-alive drone at Coldbath, the service at Holloway was full of sweetness and light. All of us that could real brought our hymn-books and Prayer-books, and there was nothing that was more humanising and more pleasant than the twenty minutes' service in gaol. The chaplain, Mr. Plaford, a sincere, strenuous Evangelical, with a famous voice and a kind heart, I liked very much; but I wanted to throw a hymn-book at his head once. It was Christmas morning when he said no one there could be touched by any appeal to their love for wife or children: that must all have been trampled under foot long ago, or they would never have found themselves in gaol on Christmas Day. Apart from my own case, this seemed scandalously injust. Many a man finds himself in gaol, not because he has trampled under foot his domestic affections, but because they have tempted him into crime. The good chaplain would be all the better if he were to read once in a way, not merely the Gospel according to St. Matthew and St. Mark, but also the Gospel according to Victor Hugo, in “Les Misérables” and “L'Homme qui Rit.” If I had been down below I could not have helped speaking up for ny ma'es, and I could not help wondering what would have happened. Christmas Day on bread and water in a dark cell for brawling in church, mayhap. But it would have been worth while once in a way; and although it would have grieved the good chaplain, I think it would have done him good. He was librarian also of a well-assorted library of some two or
three thousand books, and, although he lamented in the . pulpit the taste of his readers for fiction, he did not deny
them the enjoyment which he condemned. My suretyservant told me he was reading “poor Robinson Crusoe," and the sympathetic tone in which he referred to Defoe's hero was very impressive. What a gift a man leaves the world who writes a good book!
THE DAILY ROUND. Letters arrived about half-past ten. At eleven I went out for exercise and fed my birds. At one came dinner from the Holloway Castle Tavern; from two to five, visitors; at five, tea. The bell rang for bedtime at twenty minutes past eight. At half-past the warder shuffled round in list slippers, and peered through the peephole in the door to see if we had gone to bed. The gas was turned down from the outside, according to regulations, but as I turned my gas down myself inside, before the warder's round, the outside tap was not interfered with, Thus when, as often happened, I woke at two, three, or four in the morning and could not sleep, I could get up and write. As a rule, I slept well, but nine hours in bed was sometimes more than I could manage. When at last the time came to leave, I was quite melancholy at the prospect. I always cling to places and people so much that there is a great laceration of tendrils and fibres whenever I am transplanted. My book was not finished, and I should never have the same quiet again--not, at least, until my next imprisonment; and then, perchance, my sentence may have to be worked out on much less happy conditions, Happier they could not be. From the day I received notice that in consideration of certain circumstances not specified, but not very difficult to imagine, Her Majesty had been pleased to grant me a pardon conditional on my conforming to the rules and regulations laid down for the guidance of a misdemeanant of the first division, my position was almost ideal. My only regret was that I could not share some of the gladness and peace which made hard work restful with those who were left in the hurly-burly outside. I have ever been the spoiled child of fortune, but never had I a happier lot than the two months I spent in happy Holloway.
THE RAIDERS IN GAOL. So far my own experience, which will no doubt be welcome information to many of the Raiders' friends now in Holloway. There were six of them committed, but there are only five now in gaol. Major Coventry, who was badly wounded, has been released. The medical evidence showed that he would certainly have died had he remained in imprisonment; he was therefore released in order to save his life. The other four remain. Two of them occupy double cells similar to those which I occupied during my sojourn in happy Holloway ---the other two have ordinary single cells. All are furnished according to their own taste, and all of them are of course well supplied with books, writing materials, etc. They are allowed to have as much correspondence as they please; they are, however, limited by the order of the visiting justices to only two visitors per week. Those only are permitted to come whom the prisoners wish to see. Dr. Jameson, I am sorry to say, has manifested a disposition to prefer the life of a recluse during the period of his imprisonment. He has hitherto refused to see any one but his solicitor. Sir John Willoughby is also living very much alone. The other two receive plenty
of visitors. The only point in which the condition of The attention of the country has been directed to prison Dr. Jameson and his officers differs from that which I discipline somewhat forcibly in the last month by the experienced is in that they are allowed to take exercise release of Daly, Gallagher, and other dynamite convicts in company. From half-past ten o'clock to half-past who have served long terms in Portland. Two of them twelve, and from
who have been rehalf-past two to well
leased have shown on to five, the first
frequent signs of inclass misdemeanants
sanity, and there is are allowed to take
little reason to doubt exercise together. It
that the treatment to is a great privilege,
which they have been and a great relief
subjected has driven from the monotony
them mad. There is, of the prison cells.
of course, the usual Notwithstanding
outcry on the part of this privilege, a
the highflying Tories privilege which has
who object to any cleseldom been ex
mency being shown tended to any other
to political prisoners. first-class misde
Sir Matthew White meanants, they must
Ridley, however, remain locked up in
must be congratu. their cells alone for
lated on the courage fourteen hours every
with which he has day; of these more
dared to do what is than half are spent
his plain duty under in sleep.
the circumstances. The story that Dr.
It is painful to any Jameson is writing
humane man to read his memoirs is not
some of the uttertrue, neither is Dr.
ances in our public Jameson visited by
prints on this subany minister of re
ject. The Spectator, ligion other than the
which in old times gaol chaplain. The
maintained an report that is current
honourable reputais that he had re
tion for philanthropy turned to his religion
and benevolence, From a photograph by]
[Elliott and Fry. as Buddhist, and as BA, HOLLOWAY GAOL.
might at least have no Buddhist chaplain
spared us its cynical was to be found in London he has been left to himself. defence of a system under which prisoners of nervous Sir John Willoughby is said to be engaged writing an disposition are certain to be driven mad. But if so, article for one of the periodicals on prison discipline. He
surely it would be better and more humane to con
demn prisoners of a nervous disposition to be hanged is much impressed by the effects which convict discipline
outright, instead of torturing them slowly to a madman's must have upon the character of those subjected thereto.
grave. If Sir M. White Ridley makes inquiry, he will This is good news, and it would be well if all the prisoners find others besides dynamitards who are being driven were to carefully make notes, and let us have their mad at Portland. Dr. Bynoe, among others, is in a reflcctions directly they come out.
somewhat serious condition.
18.* Born February, 1896. Manchester. 19. „January, 1895. Essex. 20. , February, 1896. London. 21.* , December, 1895. Bristol. Child of a widow who is
not strong enough to earn suflicient for her two
years of age.
,, December, 1895. London. 27. „ May, 1895. Birmingham.
., 1893. Sheffield. 29. ,, 1888. Cheltenham, 30. ,, April, 1896. London. 31. ,, December, 1895. London. 32. ,, October, 1895. London. 33. „ May, 1891. London. 34. ,, April, 1896, Cheshire.
, April, 1896. London. 36.* , July, 1896. Cheshire.
, July, 1890. London. 38:
August, 1896. London.
THE BABY EXCHANGE. The babies offered for adoption now much exceed in number those desirous of adopting children, consequently the babies have to wait their turn, and must be on our list longer than at first, when the balance was on the other side. As the object of my work in attempting this department is to be the medium of tinding children for foster-parents who are without children, yet feel the desire to fill up the blank in their hearts and homes by adopting as their own some of the homeless among the little ones, the work, from the foster-parents' point of view (which is the point of view of the Baby Exchange), does not suffer from the preponderance of the children.
The mother of two little boys, respectively eight and five years of age, would be glad to have them adopted. Oving to the death of her husband she is left in very poor pecuniary circumstances. The two boys are goodlooking and intelligent; they are grandsons of one of Her Majesty's Indian Judges.
The following is the usual monthly list of babies offered for adoption :
GIRLS.—Place and date of birth. all illegitimate except those marhed with an asterisk.) 1. Born July, 1895. London.
Jav, 1894. Hampshire. Mother alive, will give
up all claims. Father deserted his family.
December, 1995. Glasgow.
May, 1896. London.
September, 1895. London.
BOYS.-Place and date of birth. 1.* Born Gloucestershire, April, 1895. Mother dead. Father
alive but poor. Will give up all claim.
April, 1895. Bradford. Healthy and strong.
1893. Near London.
. September, 1895. Near London. 11. Aged tive. Worcestershire.
,, five. Bath. 13. Born December, 1895. Glasgow. 14. January, 1896. Banbury. Twins.
June, 1895. London.
September, 1895. Isle of Man. 17.* „ October, 1895. Liverpool. This is the child of a
Jewess whose husband has deserted her. She would like it to be adopted by Christians.
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tic Revieic Quarter Acoule
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Abbreviations of Magazine Titles used in this Index, which is limited to the following periodicals.
M.P. Monthly Packer.
Nat. R. National Review. A. A. P.S. Annals of the American Academy of F.
N. Sc. Natural Science.
Naut, M. Nautical Magazine.
N. E. M. New England Magazine
N. I. R. New Ireland Review.
New R. New Review
New W. New World.
N. C. Nineteenth century.
N. A. R. North Americau Review.
P. E. F. Palestine Exploration Fund
P. M. JI. Pall Mall Magazine. Black. Blackwood's Magazitie.
P. M. Pearson's Magazine.
L'bil. R. Philosophical Revisw.
P. L. l'oet-lore.
P. R. R. Presbyterian and Reformel Revier.
P. M. O. Primitive Methodist Quarterly Reries, Can. M. Canadian Magazine. Ir. M. Irish Monthly
l'yy. R. 'roceedings of the Society for I'sychical C. F. M. Cassell's Family Magazine. Jei. Q. Jewish Quarteriy.
Psychol R. Psychological Review.
0.J. Ecou. Quarterly Journal of Economics C. M. Century Magazine. J.P. Econ. Journal of Political Economy.
Q. R. Quarterly Review.
J. R.C.I. Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. Rel. Reliquary and Illustrated Archangist Chaut. Chantauquad,
J. R. U. Journal of the Roya! Uuitel Service R. R. A. Review of Reviews (America). Ch.Mis.I. Church Missionary Intelligencer.
S. I. Institution.
St. N. St. Nicholas.
Sc. G. Science Gossip.
Sc. P. Science Progress.
Scots. Scots Magazine,
Scot. G.M. Scottish Geographical Magazine.
Scot. R. Scottisb Review.
Scrib. Scribner's Magazine,
Str. Strand Magazine,
Sun, H. Sunday at Home.
Sun. M. Sunday Magazine.
T. B. Temple Bar.
U.S.M. Unitel Service Magazine,
W.R. Westminster Review.
W. M. Windsor Magazine.
TV, H. Woman at Home.
Y. R. Yale Review,
Y. M. Young Man.
V.W. Young Woman.
The Italians in Africa, J. Theodore Bent on, FR, Sept.
A Prisoner in Abyssinia, by Lily Wolffsohn, USM, Sept.
The Fringe of the African Desert, by D. G. Hogarth, C, Sept.
African Folk-Lore, by Miss A. Werner, CR, Sept.
Modern Archæology in Greece, by J. Gennadius, F, August.
Zoology in Wood and Stone, by Sophia Beale, Sun M, Sept.
Service Institution, l'nited Service Magazines):
Signalling ou the Battlefield, Fr L, Sept.
The Total Eclipse of August 9, 1896, by E. Walter Maunder, K, Sept.
ment, Joho Quick on, RRA, August
Bible (see also Contents of Clergyman's Jagazine, Expositor, Ezpasitory
Times, Homiletic Review):
Daniel in the Critics' Den, Free R, Sept.
Biograpbical, by Brander Matthews, Scrib, Sept.
The l'oems of H. C. Bupner, Bkman A, August.
Russell, J. W.,on, NAR, August.
Stewart, G., on, F, August.
Poetry for Childreu, E. V. Lucas on, FR, Sept.
Childbool and Science, CJ, Sept.
A Moderu View of Jesus Christ, by J. B. Crozier, F R. Sept.
Church Reform, Rer. J. J. Lias on, CR, Sept.
Westminster Abbey, M. R. Thrasher on, St. N, Sept.
Balfour, A. J., E. R. Parker on, Free R, Sept.
Gambling: Betting, CJ, Sept.
Life in Berlin, GW, Sept.
Schlangeubad, W. B. Gardner on, PMM, Sept. Gladstone, W. E., and Return to Power, by H. D. Traill, Nat R. Sept. Glave, E. J., Autobiographical, CM, Sept. Goncourt, Edmond de, Yetta Blaze de Bury on, F R, Sept. Gordon Riots, Miss C. M. Youge on, M P, Sept. Guiana, Gold-Fields of, T. Dalgleish on, CM, Sept.
Hamilton, Alexander, E. P. Powell on, N EM, August.
Handwriting of Famous Divines, Dr. A. B. Grosart on, Sun H, Sept.
The Handwriting of Mad People, J. Holt Schooling on, PM, Sept. Hervey, Lady, Austin Dobson on, Long, Sept. History, Teaching of, Sir R. K. Wilson on, CR, Sept. Holland: At Enkbuisen, by Katherine S. and G. S. Macquoid, Y W, Sept. Holmes, Dr. O. W., Rev. H. R. Haweis on, G T, Sept. Holyhead, A. E. Bonser on, Q, Sept. Housman, A. E., Bkman, August. Human Animal, by G. Mortimer, Free R, Sept. Hunt. Thorntou, Mrs. Lynn Lintou ou, Bkman A, August.
Immortality, Unsigned Article on, Free R, Sept.
A Bird's-Eye View of the North-West Frontier, by Sir J. Dicksou Poynder,
Nat R, Sepurch of America, Ireland Re
Clergy and Marriage, Rev. E. J. Hardy on, G M, Sept.
Political Clubs, by Harry Furniss, P M, Sept.
British Unity, by A. Silva White, Scot G M, August.
gresa, by Dr. M. L. Holbrook, A, Angust. Cretan Question: “Ypsiloritis" on, CR, Sept.
l'esigne! Article on, FR, Sept. Cricket : The Australian Cricketers, by Fred. A. McKenzie, WM, August. Crime: Can the Criminal be reclaimed by Dr. H. S. Williams, NAR,
Contents of Journal of Elucation, Parents' Review):
At School a Hundred Years Ago, by Agnes Repplier, St N, Sept.
El 3 zdar, Lud, Sept. Egypt and the Soulan: The Soudan Advance, Black, Sept. Ele toral: Should Canvassing at Parliamentary Elections be abolished ? by L. Emanuel,
WR, Sept. Eletricity. The Era of Extravagance in the Electrical Business, by B. E.
Greene, Eng M, August. Emigration : Where do the American Emigrants go? by C. C. Adams, Chaut,
Besant, NAR, Augnst.
partero, R. Cortissoz on, Harp, Sept.
Tbe Present Evolution of Man, by Prof. E. Ray Lankester, F R. Sept
Tbe World's Debt to Biology, by Dr. H. 5. Osborn, Chaut, August. Exhibitions : Advantages of International Exhibitions, by Theodor Stanton,
Institutional Church of America, G. W. Cooke on, NEM, August.
The Round Towers of Ireland, by G. H. Orpen, L H, Sept.
Jameson, Dr., see under Africa.
Is Japanese Competition a Myth? by R. P. Porter, NAR, August.
The Great Sea-Waves in Japan, by Prof. John Milne, GJ, August.
The Power of the British Press, by H. W. Lucy, NAR, August.
That Woman's Columo, by Mrs.Clare Jerrold, H, Sept.
Moore, Col. M. V.,on, Fr L, Sept.
Sept. Li Hung Chang, Unsigued Article on, U SM, Sept. Lilford Vivaria, J. A. Owen on, PMM, Sept. Lincoln, Abraham, and His Lost Speech, by H. C. Whitney and J. Medill,
McCl, Sept Literature (see also l'rench Literature, Scottish Literature, Fiction, Poetry,
Journalism, Language: Satire and Satirists, TB, Sept.
Teaching the Spirit of Literature, by W. P. Trent, A M, Sept.
Votels without a Purpose, by Grant Allen, NAR, August. Eliane (se also Contents of Bankers' Magazine, Board of Trade Journal): The Coming Crisis in Consols, by Hugh Chisholm, Nat R, Sept. Money and lovestments, CR, Sept. The Relations of Finance to ludustrial Success, by H. Clews, Eng M,
August. Satural Bimetallism, by G. H. Lepper, N A R. August. kung: Angling Associatious, by W. T. Freeman, G M, Sept.
The Humanities of Diet, hy H. S. Salt, F R. Sept.
me Tork-hire Good Cheer, by Eugenia Skelling, A M, Sept. Frigners, C. D. Farquharson on, WR, Sept. Femina, Rev. W. Campbell on, Scot GM, August. furber, Sir 11. H., luterview, by A. H. Lawrence, G T, Sept. France (sre also French Literature, Education, Mendicancy):
The Fortunes of Paris, Black, Sept.
Terdant, GM, Sept.
Man, Study of, by Prof. W. M. Flinders Petrie, Nat R, Sept.
Love's Coming of Age, by F. Rockell, Free R, Sept.
The Matrimonial Jarket in the Unite i States, by E. Cary, F, August.