12 MAY 1894

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* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.


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• T HE leading Anglo-Indians have discussed our warning of last week very temperately, and with an obvious wish to ascertain the truth. As might have been expected, the weight...

By a singular fatality which may or may not be

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a mere -accident, a telegram from India of May 9th recorded something like a mutiny. The Colonel of the 17th Bengal Infantry—a .relic of the old Army, stationed at Agra—finding...

by 14 votes (292 to 278). This fall—the normal majority

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is 35 —is accounted for by the fact that one Irishman went by mistake into the wrong lobby ; that all the Parnellites absented themselves except Colonel Nolan, who voted with...

Yesterday week at the evening sitting, Sir Wilfrid Lawson proposed

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that the Queen in conferring a title of honour should always state, as she does in conferring the Victoria Cross, the special merit on account of which that honour is conferred....

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When the Lower House in Hungary passed the Civil Marriage

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Bill by such an unexpected majority, it was sup- posed that the question had been settled. The House of Magnates had not, however, been placated, the Clerical party has used its...

The Socialists and Extremists in the French Chamber suffered a

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rather heavy defeat on Tuesday. M. Toussaint, a Socialist Deputy, recently made a speech at Trignac during a strike, in which he insulted the gendarmerie. That is a serious...

The Paris correspondent of the Times publishes an account- of

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the railway system which, to all interested in French finance, should be of the highest interest. It appears that 11.. de Freycinet, in his anxiety to press on public works,...

There was a great beating of drums at the National

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Liberal Club on Wednesday, when Lord Rosebery addressed a crowded audience downstairs and Sir William Harcourt upstairs ; and then Sir William Harcourt descended to make a...

Yesterday week, Mr. Balfour made a striking little speech to

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the Women's Liberal Unionist Association in the Prince's Hall. He warned Liberal Unionists not to dream that the danger of Home-rule is over. He (Mr. Balfour) had felt great...

The expansion of the Empire still continues as an auto-

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matic process. Colonel Colville, with his Soudaziese, has been "brilliantly successful" in his attack on Unyoro, has driven the hostile Chief Kabarega out of that Kingdom, and...

Mr. Balfour summed up the case for the Opposition. His

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most effective points were made against the equalisation of the Death-duties on land and personalty, and the graduation pro- posals of the Government. If we are to have...

The division on the second reading of the Budget Bill,

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which had been looked forward to with great interest, resulted on Thursday night in the victory of the Government by 14 Totes. The whole of the Parnellites voted or paired...

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with his rental could have the same adjusted by paying

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the sum of is. 6d. Compare our English farmers with them. How many of our English farmers are losing money, and how many can hardly make both ends meet ? If they are...

Lord Salisbury spoke at the meeting of the friends of

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King's College, London, on Monday, and made a very strong speech in condemnation of the Government for withdrawing the grant which has recently been given to King's College, as...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (2i) were on

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Friday, 100i.

Lord Rosebery's speech at the Royal Academy dinner last Saturday

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was amusing, but a little flippant. It was hardly worthy of the dignity of a Prime Minister. After stating that under his own minute be had divided the responsibility of the new...

Mr. Morley in his speech on the second reading of

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the Registration Bill (the Times, May 5th), quoted a statement made by the Member for Dover, that 9,350 was the fair nu:nber of electors for a constituency. He then proceeded to...

The Times of Saturday last contains some very striking -extracts

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from letters written by Gladstonian working men who went to Ireland and studied Ulster's case against Home- rule at first hand. These gentlemen have had the good sense -and good...

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I T is impossible to say that Lord Rosebery has had a fair chance. In spite of the great flourish of trumpets with which he was received by certain sections of the Radical...


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THE BUDGET DEBATE. W E are rather glad that the Government was not defeated on Thursday, and this not for tactical reasons, about which, in truth, we do not profess to care....

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OUR WARNING AS TO INDIA. T HE view of the present

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situation in India which ye felt it a duty to publish last week, has been received for the most part, as we hoped it would be, as a warning of a possible, though not certain,...

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THE REGISTRATION BILL. T HE prospects of the Registration Bill grow

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daily less and less hopeful. We hardly remember a stronger instance of the uses of debate. The Bill has been literally riddled by the discussion, and, even the thick-and-thin...

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T HE statement with regard to the affairs of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company (Limited), which Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams read on Monday, is said to have...

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1.111, SECULARISATION OF Tab PULPIT. D R. BARRETT, the new president

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of the Congre- gational Union, did a public service on Tuesday • morning, by his eloquent address on the great danger in- curred through that too common and too complete...

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C ANON AINGER'S lecture on the art of conversation, delivered at Toynbee Hall on Saturday, is a little dis- appointing, at least in the probably imperfect Times' report. Himself...

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T ORD ROSEBERY'S happy thought, that a committee I 4 of the Royal Academy should meet to devise a national portrait costume, was apparently suggested by the contempla- tion of a...


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T ICERE was a good deal of ostentatious contempt for titles in that amusing little conversation of yesterday week, between the Baronet who leads the teetotallers and the Knight...

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THE SCARE IN INDIA. [To xas Rorroa OP TEE " BriccrsTos."] have just seen the article in the Spectator of May 5th -on a prospective mutiny in India, and although my experience...


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SIR,—I imagine that most Anglo-Indian officers will be glad to see your article in the Spectator of May 5th. It has long been evident to the great majority, if not to every one...

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I To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR."1 Srn,—Your article

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in the Spectator of May 5th, "Next Week in India," must arouse deep interest in every reflective reader. It is more than deeply interesting to one who has passed through that...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In a leader on a late debate, you include me with Mr-- Shaw-Lefevre and Mr. Paul, as taking refuge in the Act of Union, as asking how...


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"SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Mr. Herbert Gladstone has again brought in a Building:. Societies Bill No. 2, founded on the Report of the House of' Commons (Mr. Jackson withdrawing in its...

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THE ACADEMY.—I. THE Academy of 1894 reveals no masterpiece, but it contains two interesting works of monumental scope and several pictures of considerable merit. The monumental...


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HODGE ; OR, THE PRIDE OF THE LAND. CAW, caw, caw! D'ye know what 'a means up there ? He's oilers a-cawin' up yonder to us as 'as work down 'ere. An' wen yer a-saw, saw, sawin'...

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THE WORKS OF HENRIK IBSEN.* WHATEvEit may be the future of the works of Henrik Ibsen,. it can no longer be doubted that they have become one of the- literary portents of the...

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THE ARTHURIAN EVOLUTION.* THE Australian Professor's contribution to the Arthurian

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literature, which promises to become quite a collection in itself, and waits only for Mr. Irving's promised poetical play on the subject of the Round Table to give its dramatic...

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IN The Binding of Books, Mr. Horne has added one more to the series of "Books about Books," a form of literature which appeals chiefly to that somewhat limited circle of people...

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ON SHORT LEAVE TO JAPAN.* THE editorially vague " we

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" of this remarkable book began their vacation-trip by a journey from the vicinity of Peshawur to Calcutta late in May last year, with the thermometer at 107 degrees. They...

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"GENIUS," it has been said, "is the Heaven-given power of being able to take a great amount of trouble,"—a definition which many may decline to accept. But if there be any truth...

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THE public are probably already acquainted with certain extracts, quoted "from the journal of my companion," which accompany some of Wordsworth's Scottish poems. They will find...

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The conductors of the Pall Mall Magazine are evidently resolved on sparing no effort to give it a first place among those magazines of the new school which rely upon gaining and...

The North American Review shows a too decided tendency to

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become a collection of daily-newspaper articles published once a month. Of this character are Mr. William Wharton's "Reform in the Consular Service ; " 'Tariff Reform and...

The feature nowadays of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine is the complete

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novel which appears every month. The place of honour is given in the new number to "I Professional Beauty," by E. P. Train. It supplies in autobiographical form the story of an...

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There is a good deal of honest thinking and good

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writing in the new number of the Church Quarterly Review, but it suggests too much the idea of a collection of long and belated reviews of books. Thus there is no questioning...

the adventure of two brothers (one of whom goes to

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seek the other) in one of the caverns of the West Coast of Ireland. The story is, of course, not very probable,—it does not even profess to be true,—but it is just within the...

There is much that is interesting, and of necessity a

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good deal that is eminently Richardsonian, in Sir Benjamin Ward Richard- son's quarterly magazine, the Asclepiad. In a recent volume we are told such things as that quackery...

Although the May number of the Sunday at Home cannot

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be described BB an outstanding one, its contents are varied, including papers on such different subjects as "Christina Rossetti," "Dr. Stoughton's Recollections," and "Sunday in...