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The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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It is rumoured that the "Zanzibar incident" may have very

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serious consequences indeed. This incident is the concession by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the contract for a steam line from the Cape to Zanzibar to a Company, the...

To-morrow is the first London "Hospital Sunday," the day on

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which the London Churches are to make that great collective effort for the London Hospitals which our contemporary the Lancet has for years back so persistently urged and so...

At one o'clock on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning,

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Mr. Forster rose to ask for leave to bring in his "Elementary Education Act, 1873," which is, as we predicted, a very modest Bill; but good as far as it goes. It does not extend...


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GAMBETTA has given the first blow to the majority in in I the Assembly. It appears that M. Beale, Minister of the Interior, has a clever Bonapartist Under-Secretary, named...

Mr. Dixon and Mr. Richard were prompt in repudiating this

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compromise of Mr. Forster's, and asserting that the Dissenters' grievance was by no means removed thereby. They *ill main- tain, of course, that the scrupulous conscience of...

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In the House of Lords, on Monday evening, Lord Russell

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introduced a Bill for the better Government of Ireland, which instead of proposing to "repeal the Union," in order to "restore- the Heptarchy," as his letter of last year had...

We can get no sure news about Khiva. The 7'elegrapla

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announced that the Russians had entered the city in May, and now the Friend of India, which has special means of informatiom on such subjects, says (Tuesday, May13, Simla)...

Mr. F. H. Hemming, Consul for Venezuela, confirms the story -

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of the sale of infernal machines for the destruction of vessels. He declares that a vessel has just left France for one of the prin- cipal ports of Venezuela with a supply of...

Spain is galloping towards either anarchy or a dictatorship. The

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new Cortes, said to be composed of tolerably moderate men, very new, very disorderly, and very indiscreet, have been com- pelled by a threatened rising of the Irreconcila.bles...

A telegram of Renter's seems to indicate that the German

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Emperor is very unwell. It denies officially that Frederick William has been able to receive Prince Bismarck on busineee, though he has received officials of the Court, who do...

The Russians have launched a small ironclad, the Novgorod, on

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the Black Sea, and the Tory papers are very much offended. Well, the way that Treaty was torn up was not creditable to , us ; but it must be remembered that a Russian fleet or...

They must get a public force first, and to this

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end must restore discipline in the Army. General Velarde nearly did this, having condemned five mutineers to death ; but the Figueras Ministry refused to sanction the order, as...

They say (" they " being the correspondents of the

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Times and other papers) that the Shah does not like being tame elephant, that at Berlin he would not submit to several Court etiquettes, that he actually touched the arm of the....

Legitimists are gentlemen, Republicans are canaille. Con- sequently a Club

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at Nismes has been suppressed for forwarding an address to M. Thiers condoling with him on his fall and de- preciating the Assembly, which forgot that it was honoured in the...

The misfortunes which always have attended the shareholders of the

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Alexandra Palace seem never to end. On Monday after- noon the Palace, which had been open only a fortnight, was burned to the ground. A plumber had left his brazier in the dome,...

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The Supreme Court of Judicature Bill was read a second

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time 'on Thursday without a division, and under a fire of criticism - which seemed sharp, but did not mean opposition, and the only very serious speech was Dr. Ball's, who...

The Rev. Thomas C. Price, Vicar of St. Augustine the

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Less, Bristol, is much exercised in spirit because the Freemasons have been allowed to put up in Gloucester Cathedral a reredos filled with "images," of which the principal one...

At the late sitting on Tuesday, Sir John Hay moved

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for a 'Select Committee to inquire into the working of Mr. Childers' Orders in Council of 1870. Despite two attempts to count out, provoked by an elaborate actuarial...

Mr. Mundella introduced on Wednesday his Factories' Acts' Amendment Bill,

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which provides that the number of hours of labour for children, young persons, and women should be diminished from 60 per week to 54; that half-time should be more nearly what...

The daily papers still continue to publish summaries of the

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evidence in the Tichborne Case at the head of the fuller report of the trial, —a very convenient practice for their readers, but one which is not unlikely to bring them into a...

Mr. Stansfeld moved the second reading of his Rating the

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discussion turning on various points of detail, such as the -(Valuation and Liability) Bill at the morning sitting on Tuesday, absence of any provision as to the mode of rating...

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THE RECENT SCANDAL IN THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY. rr HE Monarchist coalition in the French Assembly has had its first tussle in the Assembly, has been unmistakably victorious, and is...

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AR L FITZWILLIAM has quite scared the Conservative Liberals by his injudicious candour concerning the rights of property. The Pall Mall read him on Saturday quite a little...


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R EPORTING is so completely a lost art, that it is very diffi- cult to understand the " case " about which Mr. Lowe is to be attacked on Monday, but after careful reading, we...

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I T is difficult to keep one's eyes from this Spanish Revolution. Revolutions in Spain are generally slow, tedious, and sanguinary ; but this is one of a new kind, moves fast,...

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T HE Scottish Ecclesiastical Parliaments, attendance upon which year by year crowds "the grey metropolis of the North" during the month of May with Presbyterian clergy- men from...

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M RS. FAWCETT and Mr. Fawcett, on the one hand, and Mr. Mundella and Sir John Lubbock, on the other, are comPletely at issue on a very important point,—whether or not women need...

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T HERE is a very strong disposition, in a good many quarters, reflected in the House of Commons, as well as the comic papers, to laugh at the fuss Englishmen are making over the...

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TA ONDON is late in following the example of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and many smaller towns, in instituting a "Hospital Sunday,"—and she ought to gain thus much by...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTA.TOR:1 Sirt,—These are the words of Mr. Fremantle against reconstituting Convocation with plenary powers :— " If the franchise is to be restricted...


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THE CHURCH AND THE CLERGY. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—I am happy to think that Mr. Fremantle agrees with me about the end which Church reformers should aim at,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—I am reluctant to trouble you with a matter personal to myself, but as you have abandoned the "retort courteous," and have had recourse...


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MR. STEPHEN ON LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY.* [SECOND NOTICE.] THE nature of our difference from Mr. Stephen's doctrine is closely related, of course, to the nature of our...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR.1 SIR,—May I add one final word, after reading Mr. Mitton's letter ? Aar. Mitton has the advantage of me technically and legally, but...


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(TO TEE EDITOR OT THE "SPECTATOR.") 'SIR,—I am at a loss to recognise the unmistakable reference to the Sacramental system of the Catholic Church which your reviewer discovers...

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THE author of this remarkable novel claims, by the motto on his title-page, not to say anything that has not been said before, but -only in the method of the saying to exhibit...

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WHAT is the use of criticism ? The question strikes us as something like this other, What is the use of conversation ? Social inter- course would be intolerable if we were to...

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THE last of the Jerninghames ! Yes, we heartily hope so ; for a more dolorous set (barring Brydget—and she is merged in the Lumleys) we have seldom had the melancholy misfortune...

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LUSHAILAND.* AMONG the successes of Lord Mayo's Indian administration, the

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"little war" with the Lushais occupies a high place. The bulk of the credit, however, belongs to Lord Napier of Magdala, who quietly insisted on the maxim that what is worth...

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IF this were Mr. Joaquin Miller's first book of poetry, we should be able to speak of it with more unqualified satisfaction than we find it possible to do in the actual state of...

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James Frazer. A. Reminiscence of the Highlands of Scotland in

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1843. (Chapman and Hall.)—The author seems to have written this book for the purpose of describing a scene of which he was, we conclude, an eye- witness, namely, the opposition...


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Anna, Countess of Stolberg. Translated from the German of Arnold Vollmer by D. M. P. (Strahan.)—The Countess Anna, member of a family which stands very high among the Protestant...

A Brother or Lover! By Mist. (Newby.)—A lady who in

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but little more than one hundred and fifty pages so arranges matters that "three brides and bridegrooms return walking to Wellmont across a lovely field," cannot ho accused of...