17 FEBRUARY 1894

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A R,euter's telegram from Madrid, published in Monday's papers, gives

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an interesting account of the reception of Marshal Campos at Morocco city. The Sultan received the Spanish Mission in the great square opposite his palace, into which he rode on...

The Parisians have in no way lost their heads. There

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was -a momentary effort to lynch Emile Henri, but it was defeated by the police, and he will be tried in the ordinary way. The 'Minister of the Interior, M. Raynal, declared on...


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A NOTHER bomb-outrage has startled Paris. On Monday evening, about 9 o'clock, a well-dressed man, who subse- quently admitted that his name was Emile Henri, and who , is "...

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

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Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen on Thursday asked Mr. Asquith why he did

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not prosecute a man, named Williams, who on Wed- nesday led a mob into some of the squares, and denounced their inhabitants, remarking in particular that the Duke of West-...

London is full of foreign Anarchists, and on Thursday one

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of them died under circumstances not yet explained. A. young man, whose name is believed to be Martial Bourdin, was seen just after dark walking in the neighbourhood of the...

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Sir William Harcourt thundered away in his most florid style

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at Portsmouth on Wednesday against the Opposition, especially Mr. Chamberlain and the "National Party." Against Mr. Chamberlain he almost raved. Mr. Chamberlain found fault...

Sir William Harcourt united a furious attack on Lord Salisbury

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to his attack on Mr. Chamberlain. Lord Salis- bury's attitude towards the rural labourers was, he said, very like the attitude of a Southern planter towards Negro suffrage....

In the earlier division, nine Gladstonians voted against the- Government—one

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of them, Mr. Walter McLaren, because he- did not regard Mr. Cobb's amendment as a concession of any value, but most of the others because they wished to mark their sense of the...

The National Liberal Federation has been holding its annual conference

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at Portsmouth during the past week. The meetings began on Monday, but on that day little was done but discuss an absurd scheme for examining election agents. Imagine the papers....

On Tuesday the Lords' amendments to the Employers' Liability Bill

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were considered in the House of Commons, when. Mr. Cobb moved an amendent on Lord Dudley's clause which will have the effect of suspending for three years the applica- bility of...

On Monday and Tuesday, the House of Lords dealt with

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the Report stage of the Parish Councils Bill. On the first day,. the modifications agreed in Committee to be inserted en the Report were added to the Bill. On Tuesday, both Lord...

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We regret to notice the death of Sir Harry Verney,

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at the age of ninety-two. He was not the greatest of the squires, that position belonging to Sir Thomas Acland, but he was the greatest of the squires near London, and he ruled...

M. Jules Simon, now almost the oldest of French statesmen,

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las formulised a proposal, which has for some time been - floating about the political world, by which the insufferable burden of universal armament might be lightened. He pro-...

We wonder why democrats like examinations so much. The Radicals

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have always upheld them for the public service ; they would like to forbid the scholastic profession to un- examined men, they write sometimes—though this is academic —as if...

Bank Rate, 21- per cent. New Consols (2i) were on

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Friday 99i.

The India Office has at last decided upon its silver

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policy for the immediate future. This is clearly, according to a short speech made on Tuesday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to continue the effort to raise the value of...

At Newcastle, on Friday week, Mr. Campbell-Bannerman addressed a meeting

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to protest against the action of the House of Lords. The ideal to which all Liberals adhered, was the giving of the vote to as many citizens as possible. "The more the merrier"...

There was a meeting of Liberal Unionists at Devonshire House

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on Thursday, which resulted, we think, in rather too strong a reaction against the rather too inflexible Toryism of lord Salisbury and his followers in the Lords. We suppose...

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SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT AT PORTSMOUTH. IR WILLIAM HARCOURT is renewing his youth. He has not made so lively a speech for years as he made at Portsmouth to the Federal Association...

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A MAJORITY OF TWO. T HE Gladstonian papers treat the narrow

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majority of Tuesday night as a warning agamst compromise. They point out that most of the nine followers of the Government who voted against them, voted against them not because...

RMILE HENRI ON OPTIMISM. T HERE never was such a smash

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as the present Anarchist movement has given to the theories of the optimist humanitarians. Some of them are able thinkers, and many are most sincere in their desire to benefit...

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I T is interesting to note the flutter of surprise which has run through the country at Mr. Campbell- Bannerman's speech against the House of Lords. To the plain man who does...

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THE CZAR'S DEPARTURE FOR KIEFF. T HE latest intelligence from St.

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Petersburg may prove to be important not only to the Russian Empire, but to the future history of Europe. It is stated in a telegram, which the officials at first delayed and...

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M R. BRYCE'S speech at Liverpool on Friday week contained a hint which is worth some attention from Conservatives. We do not yet believe that her Majesty's Government has...

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T HE Society of Certificated Liberal Agents may be congratulated on their fortunate choice of a moment for launching their new venture. At almost any other time their opening...

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T HE number of agnostics who are not cynics, but have half-involuntarily substituted belief in philanthropy for belief in the supernatural, must now be very considerable, and...

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" T HOMAS CARLYLE once said to me that he did not think there were two men in Christendom, one of whom could give and the other receive a benefit without some loss to the moral...

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T HE most bizarre and striking object in the precincts of the World's Fair at Chicago, was the Ferris Wheel. All day, and most of the night, a skeleton circle of steel. 250 ft....

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S ANTA KLAUS has vanished, and the children have almost forgotten the glory of Yuletide ; but outside- a window in a garden in Surrey a Christmas-tree still stands erect,...

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WITCHCRAFT IN A. SOMERSETSHIRE VILLAGE. I TRIM{ it may be interesting to some of your readers to hear about the witchcraft of a Somersetshire village at the - present time. The...

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THE NEW OXFORD. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR —In an article in this month's Fortnightly, entitled " Oxford Revisited," Professor Goldwin Smith expresses a not...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—Yesterday, from a terrace planted among the red porphyry rocks of the Esterel mountains, overlooking a broad expanse of blue...

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THE DIRECTORSHIP OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY, Mn. GLADSTONE will shortly be called upon to appoint a successor to Sir Frederick Burton, in the directorship of the finest collection...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR:] Srs,—An article in the Spectator of February 10th on "Diving Birds at the Zoo," alludes to the "extinct flying lizards." It might interest the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] am much obliged by the references which Mr. Curiiid.1, has been so good as to afford in the Spectator of February 10th. 1 had quite...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP TNZ "SPECTATOR:9 Sin,—A question of deep interest is touched upon in your correspondent's interesting letter from Luxor in the Spectator of February 10th....


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BEACON HILL. THEY chanted vespers 'neath a nave Of Norman arches grand and grave, And the deep tones of stately song Surged, like a wave, the aisles along, And prayers flowed...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTAT011."] Srn,—At the end of your article in the Spectator of February 3rd you quote "the words of a forgotten poet." Allow me to remind you that...

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HENRY OF NAVARRE.* . ON February 27th, 1594, in the Cathedral of Chartres, Henry of Navarre was solemnly crowned King of France. It is impossible even now to say what might...

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IN these new Shorter Poems, Mr. Bridges is more than ever himself, has more distinctly found his own note, and strikes it more firmly and more sustainedly. As of ohl, he is...

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attention to this little book in speaking of the side of Christian Ethics on which we think that Professor Knight has not quite sufficiently dwelt,—the endeavour of the...

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WE almost wish that we could have headed this review "Three Romances," for it is in the field of romance that Mr. Maclaren Cobban has done his best and most memorable work. We...

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As time goes on, juster, because more philosophical, views of the American Revolution, as Americans call the revolt of the thirteen Colonies, are superseding the passionate and...

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WE confess to have found the volume before us rather dreary as well as desultory reading. The latter, of course, it pro- fesses to be ; but a reproduction in this form of the...

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The Knobstick. By C. Allen Clarke. (John Heywood, Man- chester.)—The Knobstick is a povterful story, indeed one of the beat descriptions we have met for years of some phases of...

Three Brace of Lovers. By Harold Vallings. (J. W. Arrowsmith,

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Bristol.)—The most noticeable and distinctive part of this novel is the glimpse it gives us of life at a " crammer's." Bissett Pyne, who is the hero of the story in a way — as...

Lourdes : Yesterday, To - Day, To - Morrow. By Daniel Barber. Translated by

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Alice Meynell. (Burns and Oates.)—This is an interesting account of the Lourdes apparition and miracles, written from the point of view of a believer. The evidence for the...

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A series of short biographies may be recommended to our

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readers. It is entitled "Stories of Noble Lives" (Nelson and Sons). Of these we have Hedley Vicars, by Lucy Taylor, and, by the same author, Sir Henry Lawrence, William Carey,...

Latin and Greek Verse. By the Rev. Thomas Saunders Evans,

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M.A. Edited, with Memoir, by the Rev. Joseph Waite, M.A. (Cambridge University Press.)—Dr. Evans, who was Professor of Greek at Durham from 1862 up to the time of his death, was...

In Sugar - Cane Land. By Edward Philpotts. (McClure and Co.) —There

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was no need for Mr. Philpotts to describe a journey which travellers innumerable have taken; and if he was impelled to do it, having written books before and finding himself...

Shama, the African Chief. By Mrs. Wyndham Knight-Bruce. (Kegan Paul,

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Trench, and Co.)—" Edna Lyall " commends this little book, which, indeed, is worth reading. We often hear that the South African native gets harm rather than good from...

Picturesque Ceylon. By Henry W. Cave. (Sampson Low, Marston, and

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Co.)—" This work," says the author (whose name appears as the local publisher), "is a pictorial, not a literary, effort." The letterpress, which he so modestly depreciates, is...

The Works of Horace. Translated by the Rev. J. C.

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Ellgood. (Swan Sonnensehein and Co.)—This is a new edition, in which, we are told, some inaccuracies have been emended. Some, however, remain. "The Allobroges, unsubmissive to...

The Delectable Duchy. By "Q." (Cassell and Co.)—These 'Stories, Studies,

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and Sketches" are, we are inclined to think, the beat work that the able writer who calls himself " Q " has yet done. They are distinctly original, they leave a strong impres-...

The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn. By E. Everett-Green. (T. Nelson

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and Sons.)—The hero of the story, one Cuthbert Trevlyn, is driven from home by the cruelty of his father, and makes a resolve to - discover the lost treasure of his family. How...

The Beads of Tanner. By Amelia C. Barr. (Clarke and

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Co.)— The Beene of Miss Barr's story is laid in the Western Highlands. The hero is a young Torquil, heir of a family which has dwelt in Tasmer for many centuries. He, being...