19 AUGUST 1882

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The comments of the Freeman' s rual on the packing

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of juries in Mr. Justice Lawson's Court, and a letter published in that paper by Mr. William O'Brien, charging the jury iv Hynes's case with drunken and disorderly conduct when...

In Ireland, justice is at length reaching the criminals under

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the special-jury clauses of the Crime Prevention Act. In Dublin, on Saturday, Francis Hynes was found guilty of the murder of John Deloughty, a herdsman, within a few miles of...

The rumour that, at Arabi's request, the Memas have de-

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posed the Sultan and put the Shereef of Mecca in his place has The rumour that, at Arabi's request, the Memas have de- posed the Sultan and put the Shereef of Mecca in his place...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to rot wrn Manuscript in

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any case.

Mr. Callan raised a question on Tuesday in the House

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of Commons as to the challenging of Roman Catholics by the Crown, in the recent Dublin trials for murder and outrage. He asserted that no less than forty-six Catholics had been...

Sir Garnet Wolseley arrived at Alexandria on Tuesday corn- pletely

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restored to health, and has since been concerting mea- sures with the other Generals. The last news is that a large part of the force at Sir Garnet Wolseley's disposal is...


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DARLIAMENT adjourned yesterday till October 24th, when the House of Commons (the Lords may probably not assemble unless foreign affairs require attention) meets to deal with the...

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In announcing on Monday that the only business for which

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the House of Commons is at present asked to meet in October will be the reform of Procedure, with which it will proceed de die in diem, except so far as other matters of...

Lord Kimberley announced on Tuesday, in the House of Lords,

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that Cetewayo is to be sent back to Zululand, under cer- tain conditions,—such as a reserve of territory for those chiefs who do not accept his rule, guarantees against the...

On Monday, Lord Harlington explained to the House Major Baring's

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Indian Budget, the general features of which we mentioned at the time it was brought forward in India. Lord Hartington had to add the very satisfactory intelli- gence that the...

Mr. Villiers Stuart also made a. very noteworthy speech. ire

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spoke of the frightful oppression practised on the Follahs in the period before the Control, and of the great improvements effected under the Control, not only in the reduction...

The imprisonment of Mr. Gray was reported to the House

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on Thursday, when Mr. Gladstone moved that the letter to the Speaker lie on the table, pointing out that no remedy which they could now take would be likely in any way to...

Mr. Gladstone made another striking 'speech on Egypt on Wednesday,

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in answer to the attempt of Sir Wilfrid Lawson to show that the war in Egypt is a war waged on behalf of the Bondholders, and that the demand of the Notables to be allowed to...

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The unveiling in Dublin, on Tuesday, of Foley's colossal statue

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of O'Connell (completed after the death of the artist, by Mr. Brock), was an impressive affair. The statue is said to be a very fine one, and the procession so long, that though...

The Constantinople Conference sat on Monday,—for the last - time probably

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till the military operations have brought forth fruit,--though the Turks wish it to continue its sittings that England may be hampered by its proceedings. There seems to be a...

• The German Government appears to be very angry with

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Turkey for not agreeing with her adversary quickly while she was in the way with him, and sending troops to Egypt, which might have earned, some of the credit of the restoration...

The congress on the phylloxera have arrived at no very

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practical result. It seems to be held, that those who have the means of submerging their vines for at least forty-five days continuously in water may cure their vines of the...

Sir B. Watkin's conduct in relation to the experimental Channel

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Tunnel is not only in the highest degree contemptuous towards the Government, but is not very intelligible. First, he gave the President of the Board of Trade an assurance that...

'Consols were on Friday 991 to '991

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The death of Professor Stanley Jevons, who was drowned while

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bathing at Bexhill, near Hastings, on Sunday, is a serious calamity to the world of science. He was only in his forty- seventh year, and though he had recently resigned the...

Mr. Dillwyn, with his usual impetuosity against ecclesiastical Bills when

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brought under discussion at the end of a Session, gave the coup de grace on Tuesday to the Bill for releasing Mr. Green from prison—a very serious injustice to a man who will...

The notion, of some of the Land Leaguers—Mr. O'Donnell, Tire

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suppose, being the chief—that • there is a sort of natural affinity between Arabi's cause and their own, is•extreniely funny. It reminds one of the legend of the fountain of...

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THE POSITION OF THE GOVERNMENT. T "position in which the Government stand at the end of this anomalous Session—for in spite of the adjournment, the legislative Session at all...

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T HE imprisonment and fining of Mr. Gray, High Sheriff of Dublin and M.P. for Carlow County, by Mr. Justice Lawson, for the contempt of Court committed in publishing in his...


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T HE decision of the Government to send Cetewayo back to Zululand, is regarded by many people here as a mere triumph for that section of the Liberal Party which has urged this...

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T HE Times is in a pet, because Mr. Gladstone gave notice on Monday that when the House meets on October 24th to consider the Resolutions on Procedure, the Government intend to...

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" O THER great men, in other ages," said Lord Carlingford, in his felicitous speech at the unveiling of Mr. Bruce Joy's statue of Mr. Gladstone, "have been fabulous beings after...

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A QUESTION put to Mr. Fawcett on Tuesday may be taken as embodying the unexpressed alarm of a large number of young men. Mr. Talbot asked the Postmaster- General whether it was...

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I N commenting upon Harvest prospects, on July 8th, we pointed to the probability of a generally satisfactory result, though we were unable to endorse the sanguine expec-...

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J N Professor Stanley Jevons, whose untimely death by drowning occurred last Sunday, the world has lost a thinker of a very unique kind,—an experimentalist by genius, with...


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W HAT strikes us much more than the wickedness involved in the Fenayrou murder of which all Paris and London have been talking for the last week, is the deadness of all the...

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M R. CHARLES READE'S work, whether it be the com- position of novels, or the adaptation to Stage purposes of his own or other writers' fiction, is generally distinguished by...

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SPOILING THE EGYPTIANS. • [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." I Sin,—Allow me to make a few remarks on the prominent, and„ on the whole, very fair notice which you were good...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPEOTATOR."] STIL, - A propos of your review of "Henry Erskine and His Times," may I remark that"nine tailors," &c., has originally no sartorial reference...


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Or THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sra,—I have just seen in the Spectator of August 5th your notice of my book with the above title. Will you kindly allow me in a few words to correct a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF ma "SPECTAT010] Sra,—Is not the explanation of "the evidence of extraordinary events" to be found by considering the phenomena known at present as "...

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MADAME NECKER.* l'sw of us can visit a great historical house, or even one of those smaller ancestral homes which are scattered not only over Eng- land but in the cities of...


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[To THE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOV1 Sia,—I have a friend who win talk about "the two Dromios, in Measure for Measure." But he is outdone by the Shakespearian scholar who writes...

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THE PEAK IN DARIEN.* WHEN Miss Cobbe took this rather

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fanciful title for her essays, she must, of course, have been thinking of the dose of Keats's _ * The Peak in Darien, with Some Other Inquiries touching Comma of the Soul ana...

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MR. JULIAN HAWTHORNE'S STORIES.* THREE out of these four stories

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are very grim and murderous affairs, while the fourth is a dramatic little piece which seems to have been rather intended for the stage than for the narrative form. All are...

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WHERE TO WINTER.* Tins book goes far towards satisfying the

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needs of a large and sorely perplexed class of inquirers,—those who are bidden by their physicians to seek a better winter climate than that of England, and who have no means...

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Tins pleasant volume by the author of Vicissitudes of Families —a book which had the interest of a score of fascinating romances—is no less acceptable than its predecessors. It...

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IT would be an injustice to this book to class it with those which are written for a purpose, or to advocate a theory. Mr. Trollops knows his mertier as novelist too well, for...

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OUR SABLE VISITOR.* Two books concerning Zululand, very different in

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character, but each the result of considerable personal experience, come not inopportunely to contribute their quota towards determin- ing the vexed questions what is the...

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Rambles round Eton and Harrow. By Alfred Rimmer. (Matto. and

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Windus.) — Mr. Rimmer has given us here one of those very pleasant volumes by which he seeks to dissipate the too common ignorance among us of the beauties of our own country....

A Ball-room Repentance. By Annie Edwardes. 2 vols. (Bentley and

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Son.) —This is a story which has the advantage of large type, and the further advantage of being written in two volumes, . It will gain readers, for Mrs. Edwardes, who can do...

A Short History of the Kingdom of Ireland, from the

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Earliest Times to the Union with Great Britain. By Charles George Walpole. (C. Kogan Paul and Co.)—This volume may best be described as a useful one, especially at the present...


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Summer Stories for Boys and Girls. By Mrs. Ifolesworth. (Mac- millan and Co.)-.--No one will complain—boys and girls least of all— if Mrs. Molesworth chooses to give us one of...

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a Among new editions and reprints we have received :—Old

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Colonials, series of sketches reprinted from the Queenslander newspaper (Gordon and Gotch).—Occident and Orient, sketches reprinted from the Melbourne Argus and Australasian (G....

Homer, Iliad, Book VI. By Herbert Hailstone, MA. (Clarendon Press.)

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Iliad, Book XVIII. By S. R. James, M.A. (Macmillan.)— Mr. Hailstone's work on Iliad, Book VI., is of the thinnest. The greater part of the scanty notes consists of brief...

A Handbook of the Law Relating to Domestic Economy. (Ward,

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Lock, and Co.)--As the contents of this handbook deal with the most recent legislation that has taken place in connection with the adulteration of food and the licensing laws,...

We have received from Mr. Stanford a Map of Lower

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Egypt, by the late Colonel Leake, HA.; one of Egypt, on a smaller scale a nd s p k r a o t in n h Pan of Alexandria, showing the fortifications and railways.— the American...