10 JUNE 1882

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On Monday, the Government agreed to choose the Judges who

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are to try cases without a jury by a fixed vote settled by ballot, instead of leaving their nomination to the Lord-Lieutenant ; and they further agreed to pay the expenses of...

The Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill has been dragging through

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Committee all the week, delayed by not a little reason- able opposition, and some unreasonable obstruction. Yes- terday week the discussion of the proposal, on which we ex-...

Another very bad agrarian murder has occurred in Ireland, —indeed,

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in some respects the worst yet chronicled, since, with the landlord shot, a soldier told off for his protection was deliberately shot also; so that the assassins did not even...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in anycase.

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T HE Sultan, in order to avoid a Conference at Constanti- nople, has made an effort to settle the Egyptian question by himself. He has despatched Dervish Pasha, an able and...

A new batch of Egyptian papers has been presented to

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Par- liament. They come down, however, only to February 6th, and their interest is only historical. It seems clear that M. Gambetta from the first saw mischief in the...

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were wholly taken up with a

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very long discussion of the proper way of defining the offence of intimidation or "boycotting," Mr. Charles Russell wishing to limit it to threats of violence, or attempts to...

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Mr. Frelinghuysen, the American Secretary of State, on May 8th

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addressed to Lord Granville a despatch expressing the new President's views upon the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty and the Panama Canal. The despatch is entirely free from Mr. Blaine's...

Garibaldi died on the evening of Friday se'nnight, the last

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of the four men, Cavour, Mazzini, Victor Emanuel, and himself, who, in 1860, among them made Italy. Perhaps we ought to add the Emperor Napoleon ; but his help, indispensable as...

In the midst of the discussion on Tuesday, Mr. Parnell

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made an attack on Mr. Forster for having arrested a certain Mr. Crosbie under the Protection Act as guilty of intimidation, his only offence having been, said Mr. Parnell, to...

The movement in favour of the early closing of shops

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gathers strength. On. Monday a large meeting of London shopmen was held in Hyde Park, and the speakers, who said they represented 320,000 shop-assistants in the Metropolis...

On Thursday the debate was resumed with still less result.

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Mr. Charles Russell's amendment, limiting intimidation to threats of violence or incitements to threaten violence, was negatived by 266 votes against 45; and then came an...

The Austrian Government is evidently nervous about its popularity on

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the Adriatic. It recently arrested and expelled an Englishman, Mr. Evans, for unpleaaing statements about the revolt in the Herzegovina ; it has now warned Mr. Still- man, an...

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A London butcher, writing to Thursday's Times, pours out the

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most bitter contempt on the New Zealand frozen meat. When it first comes into the market, he says, it looks bright and clean, but is as hard as a lump of stone ; when it thaws,...

Mr. Davitt made a long speech at Liverpool on Tuesday

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-on his policy for Ireland, a speecb perfectly temperate in tone, though permeated, of course, by the wildest and most revolu- tionary ideas. He condemned the Prevention of...

A great discussion has arisen as to the reason of

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the plague of caterpillars which appear to be destroying our British oaks. Some say that it is the deficiency of the insect-eating birds which causes the plague, while others...

Mr. Take, in an. interesting and very important letter to

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the .Standaird of Monday, shows how utterly false is the statement - that the Irish cottiers of Galway and Mayo show the utmost reluctance to leave Ireland, and that when they...

A convict named Fury, who recently confessed to a murder

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declared that he welcomed death as a relief from the persecu- tions of prison warders. His statements were brought before Sir W. Harcourt by Mr. Talla,ck, Secretary to the...

Professor Crookes has tested the cost of electric lighting for

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himself by lighting his whole house with fifty lamps, of which twenty-nine are twenty-candle and twenty-one four-candle lamps. Although the cost of his generator is greatly...

It appears to have been under a mistake that we

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reported last week that Mr. Baron Fitzgerald had resigned his place on the Irish Bench. This the Times correspondent in Dublin stated positively yesterday week, but, as it...

Consols were on Friday 100 / 7 / to 100,194

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MR. DAVITT ON THE IRISH QUESTION. W HATEVER we may think of the policy sketched out in Mr. Davitt's speech at Liverpool on Tuesday, the speech is certainly of a kind to justify...

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T 4 011D SHAFTESBURY in the character of Prophet always excites in us a certain keenness of interest. Even those, among whom we desire to be reckoned, who most earnestly respect...

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A CCIDENT is always possible in a situation such as exists in Egypt. A hot-tempered Colonel may excite the mob, a fanatic may murder a European Consul-General, an gmeute in...


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T HE debate which had yesterday lasted for three full days on the difficulty of defining Intimidation and Boycotting, though it looks like obstruction, is better justified than...

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M R. FRELINGHITYSEN'S handling of the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty is more moderate in form than Mr. Blaine's, but the conclusion at which he arrives does not greatly differ from that...

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W E fear the Shopmen who met in Hyde Park on Sunday to plead for shorter hours are not in the right road. ' They represented a most important body, numbering, it is stated,...

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T HE sale for 26,0€0 and upwards—six times the price given for it at its last sale—of Mr. Ruskin's small Meissonier of Napoleon sitting on his horse at the battle of Marengo,...

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G ARIBALDI had been dead politically for years before he left this world—to find in the next, let us hope, that St. Peter did once exist—and the interest of his career is now...

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THE CANAL BOAT POPULATION. [To THE EDITOR OF 'THE "SPECTATOR.") Sut,—The article in your last week's paper on the Canal-boat Act touches on a subject in which _I am much...


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(To TIIE EDITOR OF TUE "SPECTATOR.") Six, — Having been on the Continent, it was only yesterday that I saw the Spectator of May 20th. Your article "In Memoriam" and "E. M.'s"...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."' -Sr,—As father of the children with whom the experiments in Thought-reading were made, as recorded in the current number of the Nineteenth...


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SIR,—I am induced to make a few remarks upon your article on" The Value of Exercise," encouraged to do so by the impres- sion your paper always gives me of being written not by...


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"SIGNOR COSTA" AT THE FINE-ART SOCIETY. To the great mass of our readers it is probable that the name of Signor Costa will be perfectly unfamiliar, unless it brings to their...

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MR. LESLIE STEPHEN'S "SCIENCE OF ETHICS." [SECOND NOTICE.] WE have given our readers concisely the drift of Mr. Leslie Stephen's theory of Ethics, and have insisted on one...

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THE theory that a youth who proves unmanageable at home will succeed in the Colonies is, perhaps, not now quite so much believed in as it formerly was ; but it is not uncommon,...

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TEE world has long been in possession of a large portion of Southey's correspondence, and at the first blush the publication of these hitherto inedited letters may seem a...

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man of letters has, of late years, had a more dismal task than that which Mr. Blanchard Jerrold has set himself, in acting as the apologist of the intrigues and the crimes, the...

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Tins book was well worth translating, and judging by the trans- lation alone (for we have not read the original), Mr. Simeon seems to have discharged his task with great...

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OUR MISSION TO THE COURT OF MOROCCO.* distressing. Captain Trotter

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has, in fact, rather more than his share of the traveller's besetting sin,—the sin of not discerning what details in his journeyings ought to be omitted. It is use- less for...

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THE Magazines this month strike us as deficient in interest. There is plenty of intelligence in them, and there is the usual supply of good fiction, but no one contains any...

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John Howard's Winter Journey. By William A. Guy, M.B. (De

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lti Rue and (Yo.)—The "winter journey" of John Howard was one undertaken by him in 1773-4, with the object of finding a precedent for the Justices of Bedfordshire, of which...

NOVELS.—The Golden Prime. By E. Boyle. 3 vols. (Chapman and

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Hall.)—Mr. Boyle has made acquaintance with many strange places and people, and has the art of describing them in a very vivid and effective way. Of this variety of experience...

England's Policy: its Traditions and Problems. By Lewis Sergeant. (Macniven

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and Wallace, Edinburgh.)—Mr. Sergeant reviews the past, criticises the present, and speculates on the future of English policy. We cannot follow him into questions which do not...


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Old and New Edinburgh. By James Grant. Vol. I. (Cassell, Petter, Galpin, and Co.)—Although it may be truly said that there is no end of books about the picturesque capital of...

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Oleographs from De Neuville : 1, "Saving the Colours ;

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" 2, "Last Sleep of the Brare."—M. de Neuville, the well-known French battle- painter, has just executed two pictures which are likely to have con- siderable popularity,...