14 JULY 1894

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T HE proclamation issued by President Cleveland on Mon- day, is a constitutional document of great importance. It begins by reciting that "unlawful obstructions, combina- tions,...

Although we have reached the middle of July, the Govern-

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ment give no sign as to the measures which they propose to abandon, br those which they propose to press forward. Indeed, Sir William Harcourt steadily refuses to shed any light...

The situation in Corea has throughout the week continued to

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look threatening. The Japanese have already some ten thousand men in the Peninsula, and have chartered sixteen steamers from English owners to convey a still larger force. The...

The railway strike is fizzling out. The latest telegrams allow

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that the trains to and from Chicago and in the rest of the area of Anarchy are being moved more freely. Long trains of cars loaded with dead meat have started from the...

Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the disorders has been

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the failure of the attempt to produce a general strike of labour. The head of the Knights of Labour, Master- workman Sovereign, and other Labour chiefs ordered a general strike...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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This proposal was not exactly welcomed by the Government, and

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they have since given notice that they will resist it; but in principle it was accepted as reasonable, and perhaps before long likely to be needful. They fell foul of Lord...

Yesterday week, Mr. Goschen delivered his annual address , to his

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constituents. He rallied the Government on the offence they had given to both France and Germany by their agree- ment with Belgium on the Congo question. He quizzed Sir George...

Yesterday week, Lord Salisbury introduced his Aliens Bill, which he

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assured the Government he had no intention at all of pressing on them against their will, but he thought that it would be more convenient for a private Member to introduce it,...

Lord Rosebery has recommended to the Queen the Bishop of

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Adelaide, Dr. Kennion, to fill the vacant See of Bath and Wells. We have no objection at all to the policy of letting it be well known that distinguished Colonial clergymen of...

The Ottawa Conference rose on Tuesday. Its chief work was

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to pass a resolution recording its belief "in the advisa- bility of a Customs arrangement between Great Britain and her Colonies by which trade within the Empire may be placed...

Last Saturday, at the annual meeting of the Mid-Lothian Liberal

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Association, Sir john Cowan in the chair, a letter was read from Mr. Gladstone, definitely declining to present him- self for re-election after the Dissolution of the present...

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On Tuesday the Women's Liberal Unionist Association held a meeting

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et the River House, Chelsea Embankment, to dis- cuss the subject of "proportional representation." Miss Spence, of Australia, gave a noteworthy account of the pro- gress of...

On Monday, a striking family gathering took place at Montague

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House, Whitehall, the Duke of Buccleuch's London 'home. The occasion was the eighty-second birthday of the Dowager-Duchess of Abercorn, a daughter of the sixth Duke Bedford,—the...

On Friday, July 0th, a meeting was held at Grosvenor

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House, under the presidency of the Duke of Westminster, for the purpose of founding an Association "to promote public- house reform," to be called "The Public-house Reform...

Bank Rate, 2 per rent.

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New Consols (2f) were on Friday, 1011.

On Tuesday, Lord Tweedmouth, better known as Mr. Marjoribanks, the

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ex-Whip of the Home-rule party, was entertained at dinner by the Eighty Club. It is dear that Lord Tweedmouth is anything but happy over the dispute between Labour and official...

A number of Unionists, among whom are Mr. Chamberlain, Sir

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Richard Webster, and the Duke of Norfolk, have formed a London Mapicipal Society with a programme which aims at completing and extending "the policy successfully promoted by the...

On Mo nday, the French Government introduced their Bill A i rected

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against the Anarchists. Clause 1 provides that persons incitin g to murder, theft, pillage, arson, and dyna- mite explosio ns , or declares a jury, defending these acts, shall...

Mr. Rhodes is going to do a very striking and

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picturesque thing. He is going to turn the ruins of Zimbabye—those inscrutable masses of hard bare stone which stand naked in the wilderness and yield no man their secret—into a...

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THE CRISIS IN THE STATES. T HE anarchy which has possessed the Western States of the Union during the past fortnight has brought into strong prominence the capital defect of the...

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W E expressed last week our apprehension that Lord Salisbury's Aliens Bill might prove to be a some- what questionable measure, and now that we have read the debate on its...

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THE FRENCH ANARCHY LEGIS14TION. T HE new Anarchist law in France

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is sufficiently drastic. To begin with, it creates a new offence. Direct and open incitement is already forbidden to outrages against person or property, nor are Anarchists...

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M R. BALFOUR'S speech at the Women's Liberal Unionist Association on Tuesday, at which Miss Spence of Adelaide delivered an address on proportional representation, was...

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• combatants, but with little success. The Knight of the Brazen Tea-kettle has pushed them aside with ignominy if they would not shout "Total prohibition" as loudly as himself....

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ANARCHIST LITERATURE. R OUND every movement, religious or political, there is

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sure to grow up a mass of literature, both of explanation and evangel. The spoken word is far the more potent weapon of conviction ; but the speaker, how- ever inspiring, cannot...

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C OUNT TOLSTOI is getting windy. He has written three long papers in the Daily Phronicle of last Satur- day, Monday, and Tuesday, to show that " villainies " are always the...

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STRAW HATS AND DIGNITY. T HE Daily Telegraph, we suppose on

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good authority, declares that the County Court Judges of England have come to a momentous decision. According to a para- graph in Saturday's issue, "it is announced that the...

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C ANARIES are probably the smallest of any animal habitually bred and exhibited for profit. They are also the latest in date of any domesticated creature,—perhaps the only one...

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THE PHARISEES OF SCIENCE. T HE powerful Pharisees of the present

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day are not the Pharisees of religion, but the Pharisees of science. Even the most audacious men tremble before them. Yet these new Pharisees do not stand in the corners of the...

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IT was a little more than two months ago that Christ - • Church saw "her young barbarians all at play," and now she is invited to witness the further spectacle of her Dean being...

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AN EXAMINER'S CONSOLATIONS. Sin,—It . is a commonplace to say that the work of an examiner is tedious. Probably it is not more tedious than the average of what other men do ;...

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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE "SVECTATOR.1 SIR, — Your article on "Climbing in England," in the Spectator of July 7th, seems to show that climbing for climbing's sake is becoming a...


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[To THE EDITOR Or xxx " BrECTATOlt."] SIR,—To the list of delicacies not often met with except by the fortunate traveller, might be added calamares or chipirones, the Spanish...


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THE SCILLY ISLANDS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,--1 have read with interest your article on the Island of Achill, in the Spectator of June 30th. You no doubt know...

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go THE EDITOR OP THE " BpRoTeTon."1 Sin,—I have often read with interest your stories of animals. Perhaps the following may find favour with your cat-loving readers :—We have...


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THE WORLD IN ARMOUR. THREE SONNETS ON TIM EUROPEAN OUTLOOK. UNDER. this shade of crimson wings abhorred That never wholly leaves the sky serene,— While Vengeance sleeps a...

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* Nolnoirs to Soto for thy History of Napoicon 1.. front MN fa 152. By Baron Claude-Francois 4o 116novc1, Privats _Secretary to Napoleon. The work eon]. Vgl t .) ° e c r i t ij...

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OSSIAN.* NOTHING is more remarkable in the modern literary move-

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ment than the revival of Dr. Johnson in everything connected * The Life cud Letters of james Macpherson, containing a Particular Aecount of hie Famous Quarrel with Dr.. Johnson,...

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rise from a perusal of Sir Gerald Portal's book without an increased admiration for the gallant and able officer whose early death a whole nation so recently deplored. The...

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students and lovers of Chaucer's minor poems must have been astonished and grieved on seeing that, in the first volume of Professor Skeat's valuable addition to Chaucer...

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MR. LILLY'S NEW BOOK.* THE interesting and able book which

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Mr. Lilly has just pub- lished,—the book of a Roman Catholic, though a very candid Roman Catholic,—falls into two very distinct divisions. The first part examines the "claim of...

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A PARCEL OF NOVELS.* THE main design of Red Cap

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and Blue Jacket is evidently to depict the process whereby an ardent admirer and would-be imitator of the French Republic, a conspirator ready to ruin himself for what one of...

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Morelli's Critical Studies of Italian Painters. Vol. II. , Munich and

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Dresden Galleries. Translated by Constance Jocelyn Ffeulkes With Illustrations. (John Murray.)—This volume completes the reissue in its expanded form, of Morelli's great work....

A Short Account of England's Foreign Trade in the Nineteenth

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ICenturry, By Arthur L. Bewley. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)— There is much valuable information in this volume. The substance of it was contained in an essay which won the...

The Temple Church and Chapel of St. Ann. By T.

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Henry Baylis, Q.C., M.A. (George Philip and Son.)—The writer of this useful guide-book to one of the most interesting historical and architec- tural monuments of London was...


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British Locomotives. By C. J. Bowen Cooke. (Whittaker and sCo.)—Vile have had many treatises on locomotive engines, but here we have at once a popular and technical explanation...

The Sacred City of the Ethiopians. By J. Theodore Bent.

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(Longmans.)—Mr. Bent discharged to the utmost all the duties of a traveller. He ran not a few risks, for the politics of Abyssinia were, during his visit, in their normal state...

Tennyson and His Preraphaelite Illustrators. By George Somes Layard. (Elliot

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Stook.)—The quarto edition of Tennyson pub- lished in 1857, and recently reprinted, was one of the most interesting monuments of Preraphaelite art. The wood-en- gravings after...

Sir Joshua Reynolds. By Claude Phillips. (Seeley and Co.)— This

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is practically an abridgment, with some additions, of Leslie and Taylor's well-known Life of the master. As that book is out of print, and the present one is more compact in...

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The Winged Wolf, and other Fairy Tales. Collected by H.

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A. Sheen Kaf. (E. Stanford.)—The compiler of this volume has acted on the maxim, "the old is better," a maxim especially true of fairy-tales and the like. Possibly we are too...

Architecture of the Renaissance in England. By J. Alfred Gotch,

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F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., assisted by Talbot Brown, A.R.I.B.A. With 145 Plates and 180 Illustrations in the Text. 2 vols. (Batsford.) —This magnificent book covers part of the ground...

Drawing-Room Duologues. By Fred M. Simpson. (T. Fisher Unwin.)—The difficulties

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which beset amateur actors are many, and one of the chief difficulties is to find suitable plays with small casts. Dramatic literature of a light description within reach of...

The Laws and Jurisprudence of England and America. By John

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F. Dillon, LL.D. (Macmillan.)—This rather discursive series of lectures was originally delivered before the Yale I7niversity, and, as might be expected, appears more suited for...