18 NOVEMBER 1876

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T HE drift of events is towards war. Lord Beaconsfield's threatening speech on Thursday week was followed on Friday by a reply from the Czar, conveyed in the form of an answer...

The speech has been followed by a decree mobilising the

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divisions of the Russian army stationed in the south, mono- polising the service of the southern railways, and prohibiting the export of horses from Southern Russia. The stores...

Mr. Lowe made the great Liberal speech. It was hard,

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in- cisive, amusing, and as we have pointed out elsewhere, on the Eastern Question a little imprudent. His main topic was Lord. Beaconsfield's speech at the Guildhall, which he...

And yet Sir Stafford Northcote, in his speech at the

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Bristol Dolphin meeting, on Monday, expressed his dissatisfaction that English politicians comment on the disunion between the different elements of the Cabinet. "This, at all...

Lord Derby published yesterday week a despatch, dated October 30,

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in which he recites the rather helpless efforts at mediation made by the British Government between August 24 and the present time ; while the Duke of Argyll, in a remarkable...

It is still doubtful whether the Conference will assemble. All

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the Great Powers have agreed to the meeting, but it is reported on good authority that the Porte is most reluctant to assent, unless the British Government is prepared to state...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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Mr. Schuyler has explained in a letter in Wednesday's Daily

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News that Mr. Sidgwick's suggestions as to the confusion between New and Old Style contained in his account of the Russian struggle with the Yomuds is correct, and that the...

The French Ultras have made another attempt to annoy without

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crushing the Catholic Church. M. Madier de Monjau on Monday proposed that the -expenses of the Mission to the Vatican should be disallowed, and a fierce altercation was...

Mr. Grant Duff has repeated, in a speech at Inverurie,

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his dislike Of Mr. Gladstone's proposals for the settlement of the East, and his own alternative proposition that the Duke of Edinburgh should be made Emperor of European...

The Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen have again returned a

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Conservative by a large majority, the Uniiersity of Aberdeen giving, however, a crushing majority for the Conservative, and Glasgow but a very Small one. The first return is as...

A little domestic drama, comedy or tragedy as it may

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be, has been performed this week in Egypt. The Minister of Finance, it appears, was hotly opposed to Mr. Goschen's scheme for placing the finances under European control, and on...

The Pope has appointed Cardinal Simeoni successor to Cardinal Antonelli

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as Secretary of State. The appointment is not one of good omen, Cardinal Simeoni belonging to the extreme party in the Church, and having, as Legate in Spain, demanded the...

The four millions of Armenians oppressed by the Turks in

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Asia intend, it would seem, to appeal to the Great Powers against the oppressions to which they are subjected. Their peasants are whipped at the stake, their women and children...

The Italian Elections have resulted in a great victory for

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the Depretis Ministry,—that is, for the Moderate Radicals. They will have nearly a two-thirds majority in the Chambers, and all their distinguished supporters are returned....

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The Sydney Morning Herald of September 21 states that on

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the night of Sunday, the 10th Sep tember, a gale along- the coast reached the enormous and unheard-of velocity of 153 miles per hour. The highest previously-known velocity was...

A curious but not very well-authenticated story is given in

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a letter to the Times of yesterday, from the Rev. F. 0. Morris, that in some cases the young of the swallow does not hibernate. His story, or rather the story related to him by...

We have discussed elsewhere the policy as distinguished from the

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law of this judgment, bat we may add here that the legal decision turned chiefly on two points,—(1), whether the act of criminal negligence could be said to have been legally...

JP' went to show that the naval subordinates who had

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to conduct the chief mechanical operations of the ship were not properly trained, and not properly organised for the work of conducting the operations of so highly delicate,...

The Americans appear to be succeeding in their plan of

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sending over fresh meat to this country. They have organised a system under which some 3,000 quarters of fresh beef can be sent over in each steamer, not frozen, but cooled to a...

The judgmentof "the Court for Crown Cases Reserved" on the

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important question whether we have or have not criminal jurisdiction over the three miles' belt of sea outside our shores, was given in relation to the 4 Franconia's collision...

Sir John Lubbock, who spoke at Maidstone last week, and

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who, though a banker, seems to take a cheerful view of the prospects of Europe, made a suggestion that, as far as England's interests were concerned, it would pay us very well...

H the report by the Canadian Meister of Agriculture of

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the 'extremely migratory habits of the Colorado or potato-beetle is accurate, there is little chance of our escaping a visit from him on this side of the Atlantic ; and it...

Consols were on Friday 95i to 95+4.

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THE SITUATION IN THE EAST. T HE key of the situation remains in Lord Derby's hands. If he will consent to do justice, there may be peace ; if not, there must, so far as we can...

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L ORD BEACONSFIELD is distinguishing himself this vacation by pursuing a steady policy of trumping his partner's tricks. Unquestionably the finesse for which he has been famous...


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O N Friday, the 10th inst., the Czar delivered to the municipality of Moscow that exposition of the "sacred mission" of Russia on behalf of the Sclavonian cause which has rung...

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0' great subject of the contest in Conference will be the a ppliestion,ef "autonomy," however the word may be 14B defined, to 'Bulgaria, or rather, to avoid misrepresentation,...

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I N quieter times, it would have been interesting to examine the description of a Liberal with which Mr. Lowe enter- tained and edified the Colston diners. But at present it is...

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T HE judgment in the 'Franconia' case, which denies that English Courts have any criminal jurisdiction over foreign ships passing within three miles of our coast, involves not...

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BARBADOEff: TV`is . difficult to speak too highly of the foresight

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and moderation which the Colonial Office has recently ex- hibited - in Barbadoes. The moderation is sufficiently shown - iii the removal by promotion of Mr. Pope Hennessy, and'...

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- THE NEW-FOUND ENF.MTES OF MAN C IVILISED man, having conquered the

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most visible of his enemies,--ssavages and wild beasts of the more visible and tangible kind,—has nevertheless not by any means attained a state of even comparative security. It...

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i t/ANY, perhaps most of our readers, will have heard more or less of a kidnapped child named Charley Ross, whose fate in 1874 interested the whole American Union. The child...

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M R. LESLIE STEPHEN, in his book on "English Thought in the Eighteenth Century," brings up the interesting question why speculative philosophy has had a leas precise and...

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LORD BEACONSFIELD'S FACTS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] SIE,—It strikes me, as a non-partisan on the question of Russian or English interests, with, however, a warm...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The train in which I was travelling a short time since being detained at a country town in this neighbourhood, my eyes fell upon a large...

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MAGNETISM." (To THE EDITOR or THE "HpRerAioa."1 SIR,—Your last number contained a short notice of the above- named work, recently published by me. I take no exception to what...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—At the present time, when women are struggling hard on platforms and in pamphlets for what, in an unfortunate moment for the world, was...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR?'] Sin,—I observe in your article on the Slade sentence, in the Spectator of to-day's date, a reference to the "queer astrological fancies"...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Srn,—You will probably not give much more space to so pro- fessional a subject as the training of teachers, so I will not dis- cuss whether...

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TWO SONGS. [FROM THS GERMAN OF HEINE.] munmun not. When heart-break is my lot, 0 Love for ever lost ! I murmur not. Though diamond-radiance clothes thy form in light, There...


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rro ma Ennon OF THE uSencrITon.1 SIR,—In your paper of November 11, Serjeant Cox remarks that "it is a striking fact that there is no instance of any person who has investigated...


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A RIDE TO ICHIVA.* CAPTAIN BURNABY rode to Khiva because, being at Khartoum last year, he read in a newspaper that the. Government at St Petersburg had given an order that no...

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THE ATELIER DU LYS.* OF the two great classes of

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works of fiction, the one supremely excellent, the other, if not supremely, at least highly enjoyable, the one written for the initiated, the other for the unconscious —" the...

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us rapidly from the fall of the Roman Empire down to the thirteenth century, the age of Dante and of the beginning of the revival of letters. Italy during this period was of...

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No one who reads these little volumes, more especially Miss De Morgan's, will be inclined to say again, as has often been said, that the imagination which produced the genuine...

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Mn. BREWER'S Introduction embraces the six eventful years of Henry's reign from 1524 to 1530. It covers some of the most significant acts in the career of Wolsey, and describes...

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The Dublin Review, for October, contains an article of considerable interest for Protestants, on " The Gospel Narrative of the Resurrection." The reviewer, while making one or...

An Archaic Dictionary: Biographical, Historical, and Mythological. From the Egyptian,

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Assyrian, and Etruscan Monuments and Papyri. By W. R. Cooper. (Samuel Bageter.)—This volume is, in fact, a sup- plement to the ordinary classical dictionaries, dealing, as it...

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Memorials of the Rev. David 'Thomas, B.A., of Bristol. Edited

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by his Son, H. Arnold Thomas, M.A. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—The feeling with which most readers will close this volume will probably be a painful one, arising from the...

Reuleaur's Kinematics of Machinery. Translated and edited by Alex. B.

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W. Kennedy, CZ. (Macmillan and Co.)—The term "kinematics" involves the ideas of time, force, -and -motion. Professor Renleaux 111108 the word as applied to machines in .a...

Weather Charts and Storm Warnings. By Robert H. Scott, M.A.

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P.R.S. (Henry S. King and Co.)—Who would not like to know on rifling what sort - of weather to expect during the day? And after tapping the barometer and predicting fine, or wet...


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The Creation and Stabat Mater. Transcriptions for the Piano. By E. Renville. (0. Boosey.)—The most we can say for these transcriptions Is, that they convey a more correct and...

La Station du Levant. Par le Vice-Amiral Jurien de la

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Graviere. 2 vols. (Plon, Paris.)—Under this modest title, the author, who is equally distinguished in his profession and in the ranks of literature, has given us a complete...

r e * Estuarine—We made an error a fortnight ago a giving

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_Messrs. Sampson Low and Co.'s name as the publishers of the story "Within Bohemia." The correctpublishers' name is Messrs. Remington and Co.)

Pocket - Books. — We have received from De la Rne .and Cad' levers'

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Pocket-Books and Diaries,—ladies' and gentlemen's--wlaich are rrery handsomely bound in rtunian-leather. The larger of themcontain, if any- thing, even too much information, and...

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Souvenir de Ryde. By John Harrison. (J. Williams.)--This is a

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collection of common-place ideas badly put together. They are totally devoid of anything instructive to the pianist. We regard the treble clef on' page 3, fourth line, as a...

The North Wind: Song. By A. Scott Getty. (C. Boosey.)—We

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can say without hesitation that in this piece Mr. Getty displays an amount of talent far beyond that of some of his other songs. The voice part is full of melody, and the...

Silver Threads. By A. Grenville. (J. Williatus.)—A very weak effort

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to give a worn-out melody new features and new interest. The author's method of fingering in many cases is anything but to be ad- mired, and it will not give any help to the...

The Lion Flag of England. By Harry Mackenzie. (C. Boosey.)—

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This is a very . fair specimen of a patriotic song, spirited in style, and creditably composed in accordance with the words. A more careful revision would have been...

L'Heure d'Amour : Trio. By E. Nollet. (J. Williams.)—We can

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speak well of this piece, as it is pleasing, and carries us on with a certain amount of interest through the whole of its pages. One serious fault only occurs, and that is, that...

March of the Slays. By Walter Austin. (C. Boosey.)—Before Mr.

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Austin becomes more ambitions as a composer, we would advise him to study, and study well, the resolution of discords. There is a want of judicious treatment of extraneous...

Le Feu Follet. By J. Winkelhaus. (J. Williams.)—If we mistake

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not, this piece reminds us of a pianoforte solo by Sydney Smith. We do not say that it is an exact transcription, for it may be possible that the authormight conceive and...

Un Souffle the Cid. By Florian Pascal. (J. Williams.)—Why Batiste's

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Andante in B should be so repeatedly arranged in different forms-we are at a loss to know. We have surely had enough piano- forte and organ productions based upon his pleasing...