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breakfast. At twenty minutes to nine the principal them the enjoyment which he condemned. My suretywarder came to tako me to chapel. I created a great servant told me he was reading “poor Robinson Crusoe,” scandal once by whistling on the stairs-a thing unheard and the sympathetic tone in which he referred to Defoe's of in the precincts. The face of the warder who heard hero was very impressive. What a gift a man leaves the it was a study. He was an old man-of-war's man, who world who writes a good book! had served his twenty-one years and earned his pension.
THE DAILY ROUND. He had stood by his great gun as Admiral Hornby ploughed his way through the Dardanelles in that
Letters arrived about half-past ten. At eleven I went jamous January night when the Russians were ad
out for exercise and fed my birds. At one came dinner yancing on Constantinople. He had been invalided
from the Holloway Castle Tavern; from two to five, home from Cyprus with fever, and had served on the
visitors; at five, tea. The bell rang for bedtime at Australian, East Indian, and American stations; but
twenty minutes past eight. At half-past the warder the scandalous phenomenon of a prisoner dancing down
shuffled round in list slippers, and peered through the the stairs and whistling for sheer lightness of heart was
peephole in the door to see if we bad gone to bed. The something so unprecedented as almost to upset his
gas was turned down from the outside, according to equanimity. “Hush,” said my guardian, “I have not
regulations, but as I turned my gas down myself inside, heard so much whistling in the gaol all the years I have
before the warder's round, the outside tap was not interLee: here!"
fered with. Thus when, as often happened, I woke at
two, three, or four in the morning and could not sleep, CHAPEL AT IIOLLOWAY. I enjoyed chapel immensely at Holloway. “Best
I could get up and write. As a rule, I slept well, but
nine hours in bed was sometimes more than I could attended place of worship in Holloway,” said one of my warders, and no congregation takes more vigorous part
manage. When at last the time came to leave, I was in the services. I was up in the chief warder's pew, on
quite melancholy at the prospect. I always cling to a line with the good chaplain Plaford, and used to peer
places and people so much that there is a great laceradown through the red curtains upon the well-filled
tion of tendrils and fibres whenever I am transplanted. chapel, and imagine how much worse I was than all the
My book was not finished, and I should never have the poor fellows below. Some mere boys were there, whose
same quiet agein--not, at least, until my next imprisonappearance touched me much. The prisoners in appear
ment; and then, perchance, my sentence may have to be ance are as respectable-looking as members of Parliament.
worked out on much less happy conditions. Happier Some of course are worse, but some are better. What
they could not be. From the day I received notice that struck me most was the absence of old men. Thero
in consideration of certain circumstances not specified, were not half a dozen grey heads in all the congregation.
but not very difficult to imagine, Her Majesty had been The way in which they joined in the responses was an
pleased to grant me a pardon conditional on my conexample to the Abbey and the Cathedral, especially in
forming to the rules and regulations laid down for the the Litany, which we had twice a week. The exemplary
guidance of a misdemeanant of the first division, my fashion in which they recited the Creed was most
position was almost ideal. My only regret was that I surprising. They went through it with the precision of
could not share some of the gladness and peace which
made hard work restful with those who were left in the machines. And didn't they sing! Contrasted with the miserable mockery of the dead-alive drone at Coldbath,
hurly-burly outside. I have ever been the spoiled child the service at Holloway was full of sweetness and light.
of fortune, but never had I a happier lot than the two All of us that could read brought our hymn-books and
months I spent in happy Holloway. Prayer-books, and there was nothing that was more
THE RAIDERS IN GAOL. humanising and more pleasant than the twenty minutes' service in gaol. The chaplain, Mr. Plaford, a sincere, So far my own experience, which will no doubt be welstrenuous Evangelical, with a famous voice and a kind come information to many of the Raiders' friends now in heart, I liked very much; but I wanted to throw a
Holloway. There were six of them committed, but there hymn-book at his head once. It was Christmas morning when he said no one there could be touched by any
are only five now in gaol. Major Coventry, who was badly appeal to their love for wife or children: that must all wounded, has been released. The medical evidence showed have been trampled under foot long ago, or they would that he would certainly have died had he remained in never have found themselves in gaol on Christmas Day. imprisonment; he was therefore released in order to Apart from my own case, this seemed scandalously save his life. The other four remain. Two of them unjust. Many a man finds himself in gaol, not because
occupy double cells similar to those which I occupied he has trampled under foot his domestic affections, but because they have tempted bim into crime.
The during my sojourn in happy Holloway--the other good chaplain would be all the better if he were to two have ordinary single cells. All are furnished read once in a way, not merely the Gospel according according to their own taste, and all of them are to St. Matthew and St. Mark, but also the Gospel accord of course well supplied with books, writing materials, ing to Victor Hugo, in “Les Misérables" and "L'Homme
etc. They are allowed to have as much correspondence qui Rit." If I had been down below I could not have helped speaking up for niy ma'es, and I could not help
as they please; they are, however, limited by the order of wondering what would have happened. Christmas Day
the visiting justices to only two visitors per week. Those on bread and water in a dark cell for brawling in church, only are permitted to come whom the prisoners wish to mayhap. But it would have been worth while once in Dr. Jameson, I am sorry to say, has manifested a a way; and although it would have grieved the good disposition to prefer the life of a recluse during the chaplain, I think it would have done him good. He was librarian also of a well-assorted library of some two or
period of his imprisonment. He has hitherto refused three thousand books, and, although he lamented in the
to see any one but his solicitor. Sir John Willoughby is pulpit the taste of his readers for fiction, he did not deny also living very much alone. The other two receive plenty
risitors. The only point in which the condition of The attention of the country has been directed to prison !:. Ja neson and his officers differs from that which I discipline somewhat forcibly in the last month by tije esperienced 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 treive, and from
who have been rehalf-past two to well
leased have shown on to five, the first
frcquent 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 toany cleseldom been ex
mency being shown tended to any other
to political prisoners. first-class misde
Sir Matthew White meanants, they must B
Ridley, however, remain locked up in
must be congratutheir 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 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 B3, 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 conis much impressed by the effects which convict discipline
demn prisoners of a nervous disposition to be hanged
outright, instead of torturing them slowly to a madman's must have upon the character of those subjected thereto. This is good news, and it would be well if all the prisoners
grave. If Sir M. White Ridley makes inquiry, he will
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 reflections 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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(For Complete Index to the Contents of September Magazines, see the “Monthly Index to Periodicals."
Abbreviations of Magazine Titles used in this Index, which is limited to the following periodicals.
M.P. Montbly Packer.
Nat. R. National Review.
X. Sc. Natural Science.
Naut, M. Nautical Magazine.
N. E. M. New England Magazine.
N. 1. 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. J. Pall Mall Magazine.
P. M. Pearson's Magazine.
l'bil. R. Philosophical Revisw.
P. R. R. Presbyterian and Reforme i Revier.
P. V.Q. Primitive Metbelist Quarterly Reries, Can. M. Canadian Magazine. Ir. M. Irish Monthly
l'roceedings of the Society for l'sychical C. F. M. Cassell's Family Magazine. Jev. Q. Jewish Quarteriy.
Psychol R. Psychological Review.
Q.J. Ecou. Quarterly Journal of Economica.'
Quarterly Review. C. J. Chambers's Journal.
J. R. A.S. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society. Q. Quiver. Char. R. Charities Review.
J. R.C.I. Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. Rel. Reliquary and Illustratel Archaebgist Chaut. Chautauquan.
J. R. U. Journal of the Roya! Uuitel Service R. R. A. Review of Reviews (America), Ch.Mis.l. Church Missionary Intelligencer.
S. I. Institution.
St. N. St. Nicholas.
Scots. Scots Magazine.
Scot. G.M. Scottish Geograpbical Magazine.
Scot. R. Scottisb Review.
Scrib, Scribner's 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.
W, H, Woman at Home.
Y. R. Yale Review,
Y. M. Young Man.
V.W. Young Woman.
The Italians in Africa, J. Theodore Bent on, F R, 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, John Quick on, RRA, August.
Bible (see also Contents of Clergyman's Jagazine, Expositor, Expository
Times, Homiletic Review):
Daniel in the Critics' Den, Free R, Sept.
Biograpbical, by Brander Matthews, Scrib, Sept.
The l'oems of H. C. Bunner, Bkman A, August.
Russell, J. W.,on, N AR, August.
Stewart, G., on, F, August.
Poetry for Childreu, E. V. Lucas on, F R, Sept.
Childbool and Science, CJ, Sept.
A Modern View of Jesus Christ, hy 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. H. 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.