14 OCTOBER 1876

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This proposal, which, as we have elsewhere tried to show,

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is utterly inadequate, inasmuch as it does not free the Christiana either from Turkish Pashas, Turkish taxation, or Turkish garri- sons, is amplified in a letter which Mr....

Mr. Forster made a very able but very disappointing speech

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at Bradford on Saturday. In very moderate but decisive terms he described the Turkish Government as one which its Christian subjects had reason for thinking their "natural...

Lord Derby's despatch to Sir Henry Elliot, demanding from the

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Turkish Government the degradation and punishment of the authors of the atrocities, and a large measure of reparation, was published last Saturday. It is very strongly worded,...

The new volume of the " Life of the Prince

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Consort,"—one remarkable memorandum of Baron Stockmar's in which we notice elsewhere,—contains a striking evidence of the Prince Consort's grasp of the Eastern Question. In a...


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T HE week has been full of rumours about an armistice. It appears to be certain that the Turkish Government has con- sented to an armistice until the middle of March ; but it...

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

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The Chichele Professor of Modern History at Oxford has been

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surprising the readers of the Guardian by proving to them, on the authority of English travellers, that the Mahommedan subjects of the Porte in Bulgaria pay in taxes "eight...

Mr. Stansfeld, who presided at this meeting, made a vigorous

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speech in favour of securing the autonomy of the Christian pro- vinces. He thought that the Russian proposal of that solution should have been accepted, even if Russia were not...

The latest news from Athens suggests that the Greeks are

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beginning to doubt the policy of their selfish inaction. The Turks are said to be settling Circassians in Thessaly, a sure sign that they expect an outbreak, and are preparing...

The new charge brought by the German Government against Count

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Arnim, that of treason, for publishing a pamphlet which betrays official secrets, maligns the Emperor, and insults Prince Bismarck, has been decided. The High Court of State,...

Mr. Gladstone has published another letter on the Eastern Question,

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which was read at the Westminster meeting of Mon- day, convened to receive the Bulgarian delegates. In it he ex- presses his doubt whether the Cabinet upon this subject...

It appears to be certain that the Russian Government, whether

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it be determined on war or only resolved to maintain its influ- ence, is making extensive preparations. The railways have been taken up for some time with the conveyance of...

The Scotsman seems nettled at our article of last week

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as to the choice of candidates for the University constituency oaf Glasgow and Aberdeen, and in trying to pick holes in our facts falls into error itself. We had said that "the...

The elections for Ohio and Indiana, which were expected with

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great interest as test-elections, came off on Tuesday, and were, on the whole, favourable to the Republicans. In Ohio they carried their candidate for Governor by a majority of...

As we have spoken of the apparent deficiency of feeling

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in Scotland on the subject of the Turkish atrocities and misrule * it is only fair to record that on Thursday week. Edinburgh held a meeting on the subject, in which the popular...

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The Government of Prussia has completed a curious inquiry. All

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the children in school on a certain day, 4,070,923 of them, were examined, and the colour of their eyes and hair carefully registered. It was found that 42.97 per cent, had blue...

The hearing of the charge against Mr. Slade and Mr.

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Simmons was resumed on Tuesday, but made very little progress. Mr. Munton seems to have spun out to a great length a very unmean- ing cross-examination of Dr. Lankeater, and Mr....

A Scotch collier has committed suicide by leaning over a

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parcel of dynamite, which he then exploded with a match. The man's name was Duncan, and Nitshill was the scene of the occurrence. The man was blown instantaneously to atoms, and...

The Paris correspondent of the Times has beard from an

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Egyptian officer in the suite of Prince Hassan the true history of the Khedive's Abyssinian campaigns. The first expe- dition, sent in October, 1875, under Colonel Arendrup,...

There was a refreshing episode in the Church Congress on

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- Monday, caused by the hearty enthusiasm of Mr. C. A. W. Troyte, President of the Devonshire Guild of Ringers, who came .out with a paper of panegyric on the art of Church...

In the same Congress there was a discussion of some

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interest yesterday week on the best mode of increasing the numbers and improving the training of candidates for Orders. One favourite idea with the Congress was to make a...

The Archbishop of Canterbury delivered at Ashford on Thurs- day,

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during his second Visitation, a very thoughtful and wise address on Church unity,' insisting that the sort of unity after which / .a Reformed Church should strive is not the...

The Spanish Government has determined upon a final effort for

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the reconquest of Cuba. It has raised £600,000 upon the security of the revenues of the island, and has despatched there 20,000 more soldiers, the regiments for the service...

Consols were on Friday 961 to 96.

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MR. FORSTER'S SPEECH. . FORSTER for once has forgotten the shot for his cart- ridges. Nothing can be more workmanlike than the style in which he brings up his guns ; nothing...

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"The Life of the Prince Consort" con- tains a very remarkable memorandum by that great political wire-puller, Baron Stockmar,—on whose considerable part in guiding the counsels...

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I F this Armistice is accepted by Servia, a question still doubtful, as the Turkish conditions may prove to be impossible, and the Czar has not made up his mind, English...

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fr ELERE is one argument in favour of the Ottoman rule which all friends of the Turks, from Lord Derby down to the smallest Conservative orator, assume to be incontro- vertible....

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N OTHING has been more remarkable than the indifference which the people of France have displayed almost from the first moment to the last on the Eastern Question. No doubt,...

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I T is not so easy as it might at first sight seem to discover what is the real feeling of English Working-men about the Eastern Question. The agitation aroused by the...

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T HE decay of ecclesiastical magnificence all over the world has been so rapid of late years, that men begin to forget that magnificoes of the Church, men who vied with the...

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" W E are reckoned to be still a little behind the time at Hamp- stead," was the modest admission made recently by a resident in that last remaining stronghold of old times and...

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T HAT the letter which we published last week has attracted a good deal of attention, the mass of letters now before us— for which, we regret to say, we can by no means find...

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TRADE AND FINANCE IN THE GERMAN NEWSPAPER PRESS. [ay A GBIIMAN COELESSPONDBNT.) IF a foreigner, say, one of the stamp of Macaulay's New Zealander, would look through a file of...

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THE SUBORDINATION OF POLITICS TO MORAIS. [TO THB EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,-I am an Inorganic Christian. If you do not know what that means, I am sorry for you, and you...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPZ4TFATOR.1 SIR,—It seems to be a settled belief of the Spectator that Scotch constituencies ought to be a refuge for distressed English Liberals who...

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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:I SIR,—It was natural for you, in judging of our sentiments on this subject, to suppose that they were reflected by the two journals which have...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "Snarkrea.".1 SIR,—I should be glad to be permitted to correct a misappre- hension under which you seem to labour in regard to the bearing of my remarks...


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"SpacTAToa."3 Sin,—If every man who, in the religious communion to which he belonged, thought it necessary to give up his clerical profession because he could not believe in the...

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THE portions of Mr. Schuyler's book which are at once most valuable, and most interesting immediately, form a comparatively small part of his two bulky volumes. They are those...


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A RONDEAU. [ADAPTED FROM THE FRENCH OF VINTMREa You bid me try, Blue Eyes, to write A rondeau. What !—forthwith ?—to-night? Reflect. Some skill I have, 'tis true ; But...

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ALEXANDER WILSON.* WE have strong doubts as to the wisdom,

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taste, and even patriotism of at least one-hall of this work. Mr. Grosart has shown himself a literary "stoney-ground husbandman" of more than ordinary insight, force, and...

THE CITIES OF ITALY.* THE task which Mr. Hare has

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attempted to perform is one of peculiar difficulty. Not only is the subject of his book a very wide one, but it is crowded with minute and varied details. And besides this, so...

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TWO MAGAZINES.* Mind continues to be written by thoroughly able

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and, indeed, by exceedingly learned and highly-trained writers, and the only fault we have to find with it is that it keeps much too exclusively to the drier side of philosophy,...

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The Days of his Vanity. By Sydney Grundy. 3 vols.

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(Samuel Tinsley.)—Mr.—or shall we say Mrs. ?—Grundy, seems to aspire to a pro- minent place in the ranks of the social revolt. "All the forms and ceremonies and municipal...

Famines in India: their Causes and Possible Prevention. By A.

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Lukyer Williams. (Henry S. King and Co.)—This is the Cambridge University Le Bas Essay for 1875. When a prize essay deals with a subject of such vast proportions and importance,...


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Dr. Freeman's article, " The Turks in Europe,"—an article the genuine power and value of which are not really lessened by the evidences of haste which it shows in its occasional...

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Our .Next .Neighbour. By Courtenay Grant. (Bentley.)—" She was dressed

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in a dark, claret-coloured dress, half-stuff and half-silk ; she had silver ornaments,"—the author's meaning is that she wore silver ornaments,—" and her face was very pretty ;...

The Cambridge University Press has also published two German

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1 books,—Goethe's Knabenjahre ("Boyhood") and the same poet's so widely- known gem, Hermann and Dorothea. For younger and less-advanced pupils, Goethe's Boyhood will certainly...

Messrs. T. J. and J. Smith have sent us their

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various Diaries, Pocket- books, and Almanacks for 1877. They are very good, very various, very well adapted to a great variety of purposes, and very cheap.

The series of French books published for the Syndics of

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the Cam- bridge University Press has been lately enriched by the publication of two new books—Collin d'Harleville's Le Vieux Celibataire, and Madame de Steel's Dix Annies...