16 DECEMBER 1882

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I T is announced semi-officially that Mr. Gladstone has resigned the Chancellorship of the Exchequer, and that he is succeeded in that office by Mr. Childers. The arrangement,...

The Liberals have carried. Liverpool by a majority of 309,

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the vote for Mr. S. Smith having been 18,198, against 17,889 for Mr. Forwood. We have said enough of this event elsewhere, but may add here that the N ote, though apparently...

The funeral of Archbishop Tait took place yesterday week, in

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Addington Churchyard ; and in spite of the snow and cold, a very large number of persons, both eminent and obscure, assembled to follow the good Primate to his tomb. The way lay...

All the Signs which presage Revolution in the East are

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present in Constantinople just now. The Sultan, if not actually mad, has completely lost his head with terror and iudeoision, and removes his highest Ministers and ablest...

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

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None of the appointments consequent on this change have yet

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been made ; but it is understood that Lord Hartington will pass from the India Office to the War Office, and that Lord Derby will take the post vacated by Lord Hartington. It is...

On Monday appeared a correspondence which illustrated most graphically what

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the Dean of Westminster had said of the Archbishop only the day before. No statesman who has followed the history of the Church since 1874 doubts that the late Arch- bishop, by...

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Lord Derby delivered a remarkable address to the Manchester Liberal

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Club on Wednesday, declaring that in joining the Liberal Party he had made no leap in the dark, but had taken a step long and carefully considered, and that once taken, it will...

Two noteworthy incidents are reported to have occurred this wee k

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i n the German Reichstag. Ono was an official announce- ment that the Federal Council disapproved the Bill repealing the "May law," preventing the unauthorised assumption of...

The Cologne Gazelle affirms that the agreement between Germany and

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Austria arranged in October, 1870, was reduced to writing, and was intended to last for five years. It has, how- ever, served both Empires so well that, although a year has...

On all other subjects, however, Lord Derby was sincerely and

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strenuously Liberal. He was for the reform of the London Municipality, and ridiculed the fears entertained of a revolu- tionary municipal body. A big vestry would be like the...

We regret deeply to note that it has been found

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necessary to bring Commander F. W. B. Maxwell-Heron, of H.M.S. ' to a court-martial, on charges of peculation of stores; false contracts, fraudulent accounts, and oppression in...

A cycle of fires has set in. Within ten days,

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the Alhambra has been burnt down, a great fire has occurred in Dublin, the residents in one wing of Hampton Court Palace have been burnt out ; a very serious fire has broken out...

Mr. Forster made an interesting speech, on Thursday, to the

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members of the Gladstone Club at Glasgow,—a club intended to look after the young University men, and keep them straight iu the paths of Liberalism. Mr. Forster commented with...

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Messrs. De la Rue have made a great step in

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making a pen,—the "Anti-stylograph pen," they call it,—with which you can write easily and clearly for many hours without refilling it with ink. But the process of refilling...

Sir Andrew Clarke has returned from Egypt. He found upwards

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of 2,000 sick and wounded soldiers lying under canvas, or in ill-arranged and ill-ventilated hospitals and barracks. He succeeded in persuading the Khedive to place at his...

Lord Carnarvon, Lord Stanhope, Lord Lytton, and other 'Tory notabilities,

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wish that a Conservative magazine should be started, and that real pains should be taken to bring out in it any " dormant " intellectual power which may exist on the...

Mr. James Lowther, however, does not pretend to conceal that

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he looks upon it as almost a disloyalty to his party to admit any improvement in the state of Ireland. Speaking at Grimsby on Monday, he avowed, with great candour and naivett5,...

It is rumoured,—we do not know on what authority,— that

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the Primacy has been offered to, and declined by, the Bishop of Winchester, Dr. Harold. Browne.

Here is another blow for Lord Salisbury, whose unscrupulous statement

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the other day in Hertfordshire, that there was no sub- stantial change for the bettor in Ireland, we contrasted last week with the statements of the Judges in. Belfast, Wicklow,...

Consols were on Friday 100k to 1001 ex. &iv. Bank

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Rate, 5 per cent,

Mr. Arthur Arnold made a good speech on Monday to

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his constituents at Salford, in which ho showed how genuinely prudent and, in the best sense, Conservative, a thoroughly Radical Member of good. sense and careful habits of mind...

Mr. Fawcett has been in great danger all the week,

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owing to a serious haemorrhage last Saturday, which has been followed by other and smaller haemorrhages since, and now apparently there is some fear of rheumatic fever. Still,...

A very unsatisfactory inquiry ended on Monday in a son•

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- twice of ten years' penal servitude. A German baker, named Stanger, living in St. Luke's, last year disappeared, leaving a wife behind him. Another German baker, named Stumm,...

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THE LIVERPOOL ELECTION. O NE broad fact, at all events, comes out in the recent Liverpool Election. The bitter comments of the Tory leaders upon Mr. Gladstone's policy, and...

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T ORD DERBY has not yet accepted office in the Liberal .1 Cabinet, but it is no secret that he is on the eve of doing so, and that his speech to the Liberal Club at Manchester...

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T T is necessary that the country should make up its mind as to the amount of regard it intends to pay to French susceptibilities about Egypt. Very little has yet been said...

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M R. FORSTER, in his speech to the Gladstone Club at Glasgow, and Lord Derby, in his speech to the Liberal Club at Manchester, have both expressed themselves very unwilling to...

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T HERE is something very touching in the correspondence between Archbishop Tait and Mr. Mackonochie. The picture it gives of the Archbishop's thoughts, as he grew less and less...

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T HE loss of Mr. Anthony Trollope makes us turn back from his long series of elaborate pictures of English' society during the third quarter of the present century, to those in...


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O F all eases tried in London in recent years, the " Con- spiracy Case" of last week, otherwise the indictment of Edward Lawrence Levy for subornation of perjury, is, we think,...

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W HEN it became evident that duelling was dead in England, and that a gentleman might refuse to be killed or to commit murder because somebody else had told a lie about him,...

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NATIONAL CHURCHMANSHIP. [To TILE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."1 But,—Mr. Healy's proposal to limit the franchise for the National Synod and other representative Church bodies to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TILE " SPEOTATO11..1 Sin,—The critic of Mrs. Halliday's book on the " Porlock Monuments," in your issue of November 18th, remarks that,— " If Harington...

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AT THE GARRICK CLUB. Dissolve frigus, heap the logs ; I hate these chill December fogs, The hard-bound earth, the dreary sky, The torpor as if death were nigh. What shadows...


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THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,---Will not you, who have so warmly espoused the cause of 'animals, plead for the poor birds, before our Christmas decora- tions have robbed them of all...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " (SPECTATOR:1 ‘Sfa,—To be denounced for heretical views on the subject of poetry is a serious matter. I will not add to my offences the arch-heresy of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SpEonTori.."] Sin,, — While thanking you for having taken notice of my book, I can scarcely thank you for the manner in which you have noticed it....


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SrEursTort."J Sia,—May I call your attention to the claims of this Society, the Central Office of which is at 14. Grosvenor Road, Westminster ? From...

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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [FIRST NOTICE.] Or all the picture exhibitions of the year, the one which is familiarly known as the " Winter Grosvenor " is the most en- joyable; and it...

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DR. DRESSER'S " JAPAN." 40 Tins book will, we believe, seem excellent to those engaged in studying its subject, and interesting to those who are not. Dr. Dresser had singular...

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METHOD IN ALMSGIVING.* To the thoughtful, the kindly, the rich,

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or the otherwise ins finential, we commend the digest of facts and suggestions to be found in the pages before us. It may seem strange, but we- think on strict investigation it...

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A REAL FAIRY-TALE.* OBBIKSBANK'S adaptation of the familiar and beloved

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legends of our childhood to moral, and especially teetotal, purposes still rankles in our memory as "an ancient tale of wrong." The ill-judged expedient did no great harm ; the...

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"NATURE AT HOME."* To the English public, who chiefly know

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M. Th6ophile Gautier in his double capacity of poet and novelist, the present work will cause some surprise. There is little of the author of Mademoiselle de Maupin and the...

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ILLUSTR ATED AND OTHER GIFT-BOOKS.—v. A pathetic interest attaches to a course of six lectures on Art and the Forinati9a of Taste (Macmillan), Miss Lucy Crane, the authoress,...


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IT is almost with surprise that we realise how numerous and how interesting have been the State Trials comprised within our own century, what troubles and what romances...

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year's cards comparatively lately. It is simply astounding what can

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be produced by one firm in the way of variety of idea and design. The specimens of figure-pieces Bout us by Messrs. Philipp are, when compared with those published by ether...

Tha most notable paper in a good number of the

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Army and Navy Magazine is " By Hook or Crook." It tells how an unscrupulous ne'er-do-well, by personating the almost idiotic son of a very stupid and ultra-Tory peer, secures...

favourite magazine. It commands such a list of good names

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as con- tributors, that we are not surprised to find it capital reading. Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Molesworth, Miss Peard, Miss Flora Shaw, the Messrs. Getty, and many other authors,...

MAGAZINES, ETC.—We have received the following for December : —The

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Magazine of Art, the illustrations in which are very fine.—Art and Letters, the frontispiece and some of the engravings in which are very good.—Part 2 of Walford's...