11 APRIL 1891

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With the " SrEvrAmou" of Saturday, April 25th, will be issued, gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

There has been a singular revival on the Continent of

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war- like rumours, due to the agitations in Servia, the attempted assassination of M. Stambouloff in Bulgaria, and a new Nihilist attempt to kill the Emperor of Russia. It is...

The Senaputty, or Commander-in-Chief in Muneepore, who was obviously the

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instigator IA the revolt and the consequent murders, has unhappily escaped justice. He appears to have marched with his " army " to Thobal, to seize a mud fort into which...


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MHERE is no more hope, we fear, for the lives of the officers in the Muneepore Residency,—Mr. Quinton, Chief Commissioner of Assam, Colonel Skene, in conninand of the Goorkha...

The week has been marked on the Stock Exchange by

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I fall in Argentine securities so heavy as to endanger two or three of the great fir* which own those stocks, and seriously to embarrass the prbgress of the great Baring...

Lady Zetland and Miss Balfour have been making a tour

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in the distressed districts of the West of Ireland, and have teen received with much more genuine enthusiasm than the Nationaliet leaders have ever met with in these parts. The...

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Mr. Goseben received on Tuesday a numerous deputation of brewers,

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distillers, and licensed victuallers, who endeavoured to persuade him that as one of the purposes for which he raised the spirit and beer duties last year,—namely, the buying up...

Professor Dicey made a good speech on Wednesday at the

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Oxford Women's Liberal Unionist Association. He said that the cause of Unionism in Ireland was the cause of justice for the weak. Mr. Balfour had been the truest of Irish...

Mr. Phineas T. Barnum, the showman, died at Bridgeport, Connecticut,

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on Tuesday, at the age of eighty-one. He very early discovered the modern secret that, so far as money- getting is concerned, notoriety is the equivalent of fame, and for sixty...

Sir James Fitzjames Stephen retired from the Bench on Tuesday,

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in a speech to the Bar of much dignity and pathos. He denied after full inquiry that the condition of his health had ever been the cause of any failure of justice, and declared...

The Australian Federation Convention dispersed on Thurs- day, having completed

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its work, and passed a Bill which will now be submitted to the local Legislatures and Parliament at home. Before it dispersed, the delegates adopted a somewhat singular clause...

Mr. Maclean, Q.C., M.P. for the Woodstock Division of Oxfordshire,

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has been appointed a Master in Lunacy, which vacates his seat. Mr. Maclean, a Liberal Unionist, was elected without opposition in 1886, so that we hardly know the strength of...

Great Britain is not quite so fortunate as the United

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States, where every year they discover a mountain of cinnabar, or an oil-well yielding half-a-million gallons a clay, or a silver-mine which seems inexhaustible,—but still, we...

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Mr. Bell Cox has written to Mr. Hakes, who prosecuted

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him for adopting a ritual not in harmony with the decisions of certain Privy Council judgments, offering to conform his proce- dure at St. Margaret's, Aigburth, near Liverpool,...

The Archbishop of York (Dr. Magee) addressed the Cony°. -cation

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of the Northern Province on Wednesday, on the subject of the new Clergy Discipline Bill, which he showed to have been amended so as to meet almost all the objections of his...

Lord Dufferin delivered his Rectorial address to the students of

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St. Andrews University on Monday. It was full of interest, significance, and force, with occasional flashes of humour. Lord Dufferin addressed himself, he said, to the majority...

Lord Dufferin described the time still before the students as

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numbering something like eighteen thousand days, say fifty years, of adult life, and he urged them to conceive as definitely as they could what they might hope to achieve in...

Nothing whatever has occurred this week to envenom or to

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settle the dispute between Italy and the United States. The - text of a treaty has been published in which each Power agrees to protect the subjects of the other, even in...

Sir Lyon Playfair told a good story of the late

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Professor Bonamy Price's at the Civil Engineers' dinner on Wednesday, but did not tell it very well. He said that the Professor had asked his political economy class the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (2,1) were on Friday 96i to 961.

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MR. GLADSTONE'S LEADER IN THE LORDS. I T appears to be decided that Lord Spencer is to lead the Home-rule Party in the House of Lords. Lord Rosebery's services were, we...


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MHE sudden agitation on the Continent, which has been reflected in many telegrams, and has actually affected prices on the American Stock Exchanges, seems to have arisen in this...

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CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. T HE rupture of the Reciprocity

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negotiations between Canada and the United States is a very curious incident, and needs further explanation. The ostensible ground for closing the conferences was General...

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W E cannot record the resignation of Mr. Justice Stephen. with any sense of pleasure, or even of relief. It was announced with much dignity, and in a scene of a certain pathos ;...

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LORD DUFFERIN ON PUBLIC SPEAKING. persuasiveness. Indeed, English eloquence generally

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affects us much more by virtue of the force of character, the energy of conviction, which it expresses, than by virtue of the mere argumentative skill or the rhetorical...

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?THE news that Mr. Quinton and the five Englishmen taken prisoners with him in the Muneepore Residency have been foully murdered in cold blood, will be a surprise as well as a...

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A T last we know what Mr. Hakes has been aiming at in his long controversy with Mr. Bell Cox. At times it has looked as though his object had been to elucidate certain obscure...

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L ORD DUFFERIN, in his Rectorial address to St. Andrews University, did not, we suppose, include formally the numerous young women to whom that University has given a special...

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T "English accuse the Irish of perpetually indulging in the passion of self-pity, and the accusation certainly appears to be true; but we are not sure that the accusers are...

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" B Y Allah ! 0 my sister were it not well to beguile our waking hour with one of your pleasing tales?" "Most willingly," answered Scheherazade, "if this good King permits me."...

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" W HAT on earth is a Bonxie?" will be the exclamation of most of our readers on seeing the title above. Why he was so called we cannot say, except that it pleased the...

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SCORPIO DEL CARRO. Florence, Eater Eve. I HAVE just come back from witnessing an extraordinary,. and, I should think, a unique ceremony, which is enacted here on Easter Eve;...

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MUNEEPORE. [-re THII EDITOR OT THE " SPECTATOR.'l SIR,—In the Spectator of April 4th appears an interesting article on the Muneepore outbreak, which is, however, in certain...

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[To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR:] Si,—In your most interesting article on "The Condition of Italy," and therefore probably in Mr. Dering's Report, there seems an omission. It...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " PEOTATOR."T Sin,—Suckling says :—

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" But, oh ! she dances such a way, No Bun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight,' am, Sir, Sta., E. S.


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPEOTA.T011."] SIR, —Shortly after reading your interesting article on popular superstitions, I bad a talk with an intelligent man who lived for a long...


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Fro THE EDITOR OP THE 41 Brurkrou."J Sia.,—Many of your readers will be interested to hear that on March 31st, the Danish Riksaag passed an Act restricting vivisection. The Act...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTAT031.“) SIB, — Your correspondent is apparently at a loss to account for his gardener's belief that the sun dances on Easter Day. His gardener is...

[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPEOTATOR.”] SIR,—It may interest

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your Lincolnshire correspondent, "C. E. C.," to know that the belief in the sun's dancing on Easter Day is not confined to his county, or even to this country. Two days ago I...

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SIR W. HUNTER'S "LORD MAYO." Sin W. HUNTER'S short biography of Lord Mayo is not so interesting as his account of Lord Dalhousie—one of the best monographs ever written—for a...

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THOUGH we can sympathise with the struggles of electrical engineers, Mrs. Gordon, we think, tries to claim too much sympathy for them. Their conflict has been with the science...

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THE one-volume novel Rhea, in styling itself on the title-page "a suggestion," is too modest; for though the contents may be in some respects sketchy, they are in others...

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WHEN Dr. Noah Webster brought out his "Unabridged Dictionary" in 1828, he gave it the title of The American Dictionary of the English Language. His preface justified this title...

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BIOGRAPHY A LA MODE.* LET no one say that biographical

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dictionaries are necessarily dull. Mr. Moon has solved the problem how to enliven a book of reference in the volume before us, which is the thirteenth edition of Men of the...

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THE PHILADELPHIAN.* The Philadelphian is a very good example of

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the way in which a novel ought not to be written. A bountiful Providence has endowed Mr. Jennings with a fair share of imagination and a great facility of good writing, and...

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The School Calendar, 1891. (George Boll and Sons.)—This "Handbook of

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Examinations, Scholarships, and Exhibitions," now in its fifth year of issue, is a very useful publication which continued care makes more and more complete.—The Calendar of the...

Essays of Elia. Edited by Augustine Birrell. (J. M. Dent.)--

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Our first impulse was to regret that Mr. Birrell should have not found time to give us more than six or seven pages about" Elia ; " our second, to regret that he should have...

The portfolio. April. Edited by P. G. Hamorton. (Seeley and

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Co.)—This is a noticeable number, from the remarkable excellence of the two principal illustrations. "The Shepherds at Bethlehem is an etching by M. Henri Manesse, after the...

Japan and its Art. By Marcus B. Huish. (Fine Art

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Society.) —Our notice of this volume has been long delayed. We hope, however, that it is not too late. Japan moves quickly indeed, but not so quickly as to have made the...


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Tristan QUARTERLIES.—The April number of the London quarterly Review contains a remarkable amount of reading which, being non-theological and non-ecclesiastical, is calculated...

Four Frenchwomen. By Austin Dobson. (Chatto and Windus —The "

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four " are Charlotte do Corday, Madame Roland, the Princess de Lamballe, and Madame de Geniis, to whom about half of the little volume is devoted. And indeed, for variety of...

The Emigrants' Information Office has published a series of Handbooks

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(Eyre and Spottiswoode). These are twelve in number Nos. 1 to 10 deal with the Colonies in suecession,—viz., Canada, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland,...

While the Journal of Philology is necessarily intended for, and

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thoroughly appreciated by, a very limited circle of readers, there is almost invariably something in it which interests laymen who, having once had a genuine enthusiasm for...

in the admirable preface which he has written for this

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book, "have no interest in the improvement of the prisoner." This is exactly what the Elmira system seeks to effect. Each criminal sent to the reformatory is carefully studied ;...

Alison Walsh. By Constance Evelyn. (T. Nelson and Sons.)— This

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is a story, told throughout with strong religious feeling, of how a resolute and honest mind, driven into unbelief by the too visible contradictions between profession and...

A Life - Journey from. Mannheim to Inkermann. By Edward B. de

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Fonblanquo. (Ward and Downey.)—The story is not much here, though it is sufficiently interesting. Without any particular plot, it moves on in a way that carries the reader with...

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The Testimony of Tradition. By David IlacRitchie. (Kegan Paul, Trench,

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and Co.)—This somewhat vague title must not be supposed to have any reference to ecclesiastical or theological matters. The book deals with a curious subject in ethnology, an...

King Theodore of Corsica. By Percy Fitzgerald, M.A. (Vizetelly and

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Co.)—We cannot affect to congratulate the conductor of the new series, "People who have made a Noise in the World," on the felicity of the title. There are, indeed, some good...