13 AUGUST 1887, Page 28

The Unit of Imperial Federation. By H. Mortimer Franklyn. (Swan

Sonnensohein and Co.)—The author thinks that the Imperial Institute is destined to produce the greatest and happiest results. "The influence of its promoter, his acknowledged sagacity, his genius for blending refractory elements, taken in connection with the unlimited resources of the proposed Institute, present a vista of possibilities for good, infinite in character and colossal in effect." This is the text on which he enlarges. We can only hope that he will be found to be a tree prophet.