19 FEBRUARY 1876

Page 1

Lord Cairns delivered, last Wednesday, in the presence of the

The Spectator

Archbishop of Canterbury, the judgment of the Privy Council on the appeal in the Jenkins case. He decided that Mr. Jenkins had a right to Communion, and that nothing which he...

Lord Salisbury attended a dinner given by the Associated Chambers

The Spectator

of Commerce on Wednesday, and made a speech in which he noticed the strong revival of national feeling. "There is a kind of sensation, a thrill, a longing for action, a desire...

The Sultan has accepted the Austrian Note, with one material

The Spectator

reservation, that the revenues of Bosnia and the Herzegovina should not be spent within them. The provinces are only to have a portion of their taxes spent on public works. This...

Three elections have occurred during the week, and Liberals have

The Spectator

won them all, but none of them are very encouraging to the cause. Mr. Rylands carried Burnley on Saturday by 3,520 to 3,077 votes given to Mr. Lindsay, but the Conservatives...

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

The Spectator



The Spectator

IVTR. DISRAELI on Thursday applied for leave to bring in a Bill AIR. her Majesty to add to her titles, the addition to be made being one to express sovereigntyoverIndia. He did...

The debate expected on Monday on the purchase of the

The Spectator

Suez Canal Shares did not come off. Sir Stafford Northcote, in apply, ing for permission to borrow £4,000,000 from the Commissioners of the National Debt, who are to receive the...

Page 2

Mr. Grant Duff made a remarkable speech on Education last

The Spectator

week at the City of London College for young men. He said that if England's commercial position was to improve, and more and more of her sons to devote themselves to commerce,...

Lord Carnarvon made a statement on Thursday explaining his views

The Spectator

as to the exchange of the Gambia for the French settle- ments on the Gold Coast, an exchange discussed by successive Governments. They seem to us to amount to this :—If...

Mr. Gladstone was admitted on Wednesday to the freedom of

The Spectator

the Turners' Company, one of the oldest and poorest Guilds in the City of London. He made an amusing speech, alluding to his own acquaintance with the use of the axe which the...

The Government gets on very slowly with its county work.

The Spectator

Mr. Sclater-Booth on Friday week introduced a Bill to secure uniformity of assessment, by associating the Government Surveyor of Taxes with the local assessing authority....

The Royal Commission appointed by the Government to jar vestigate

The Spectator

the international law in relation to fugitive slaves re- ceived on board Government vessels is an unusually imposing one. It is to consist of the Duke of Somerset, Sir Alexander...

A crisis appears to be approaching in the Spanish civil

The Spectator

war. General Martinez Campos has succeeded in getting between the Carlista and France, and if Don Carlos loses a battle near Vera, his escape may be matter of difficulty....

• Mr. Bereaford Hope did not get much support for

The Spectator

his "Increase of the Episcopate" Bill, of which he moved the second reading on Wednesday. Candid friends in all parts of the House assured him it would not do. Mr. Henley...

A great meeting at Exeter Hall was held on Monday,

The Spectator

Professor Fawcett in the chair, to consider the action of the Government in relation to their Fugitive-Slave Circulars, and to condemn it. Mr. Fawcett vehemently protested that...

Page 3

Mr. Horsman has brought a criminal action for libel against

The Spectator

the World. On Thursday his counsel applied to the Court of Queen's Bench for a rule nisi against the publisher of that paper, on the ground that the World had accused...

Mr. John Thirlwall writes to Wednesday's Times a very calm

The Spectator

rejoinder to the strange article on Bishop Thirlwall's tomb, all the bitternesses of which were apparently aimed at the Dean of Westminster, published in the Saturday Review of...

Mr. Hubbard introduced on Tuesday a Bill to explain and

The Spectator

-modify the law as to crossed cheques, which has recently been so interpreted by the Judges as to make the utility of the crossing very problematic, or at least, very much less...

Mr. Lichfield, of Hanway Yard, writes, apropos of a recent

The Spectator

article on the mania for old china, that in 1836 his own house and Messrs. Babcock's were the only curiosity-dealers in Hanway Yard, and there were but six others in all London....

Sir John Lubbock has been testing his ants again, and

The Spectator

yet again finding them wanting. He has placed a glass hive on a pole, and on the other side of the pole has contrived a wooden promenade for the ants, with paper bridges from it...

- Mr. Crookes has applied his remarkable discovery that radiated

The Spectator

light exercises a repelling force in a vacnum to weigh the light of a candle. He uses the repelling power so as to twist a certain glass thread round and round, and the number...

We observe with pleasure that Lord Lytton is to be

The Spectator

succeeded as Minister at Lisbon by one of the ablest of our diplomatists, who has hitherto filled the post of British Chargé d'Affairs of Munich. Germany has recently been one...

Consols were at the latest date 94f to sq.

The Spectator

Page 4


The Spectator

SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE ON THE SUEZ CANAL. S IR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE'S statement about the Suez Canal on Monday night fell, we are told, rather. dead upon the House. Mach of it...

Page 5


The Spectator

T HERE will be many inclined to regret that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, in giving judgment in the case of "Jenkins v. Cook," did not go out of their way to...

Page 6


The Spectator

- A (R. CROSS'S Bill to amend the law relating to the Inclo- 1.11 sure of Commons has at least this merit, that it will draw attention to a very important question, which it is...

Page 7


The Spectator

I F the comparative merits of a project for constr u cting--a I new Court of Final Appeal, and of a project for recon- structing the House of Lords as a Court of Final Appeal,...

Page 9


The Spectator

W E have often pointed out before, but it is difficult to point out too often, the grand imperfection of Prince Bismarck's otherwise very powerful intellect. He never can...

Page 10


The Spectator

M R. GRANT DUFF kept back his Elgin speech this year till close upon the meeting of Parliament. Had it been a speech of the usual stamp, the delay would have been fatal to its...

Page 11


The Spectator

taken of "Domesday Book." The Local do not wonder at the comparatively slight notice hitherto t Govern- ment Office has, of course, not presumed to step beyond its Parliamentary...

Page 12


The Spectator

rilHE debate of Monday on the Queen's new title, and the discussion which has followed it, have not been very exhaustive or very interesting, but Mr. Forster's suggestion seems...

Page 13


The Spectator

I N his last entertaining and instructive book,* Mr. Proctor gives us an account of the calculations and observations made on the size of the Dog Star, its distance from us, its...

Page 14


The Spectator

T HE Report of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the subject of experimentation on living animals for scientific purposes has been presented to the Queen and laid...

Page 16


The Spectator

LIBERAL POLICY AND THE CRIMEAN WAR. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIN—I wish to protest against the application of such terms as "change of front" and "so novel a course...

Page 17


The Spectator

[To his EDITOR Or sracra1es.1 Sus,—To-day, for the first time, I have seen Lord Southesk's letter to you on the subject of the comparative strength of grisly bears and tigers....


The Spectator

[TO TER EDITOR OF TES "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your correspondent, "Queen's Bishop," asks for confirma- tion of his opinion that good chess-players are good draughtsmen. My father...


The Spectator

[TO TIM EDITOR OF TER SPROTATOR.") Si,—In a recent article on "Misquotation," you said that foreign poets were uniformly more correctly quoted than English ones by our writers....

Page 18


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The parish churchyard for every parishioner, with what service, decent and orderly, the parishioner pleases ; why not also the parish...


The Spectator

(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] you permit me to call your attention to an incident of the recent election at Burnley ? Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Bright wrote letters in support...


The Spectator

MY SONG. You ask a song, Such as of yore, an autumn's eventide, Some blest boy-poet caroll'd,—and then died. Nay, I have sung too long. Say, shall I fling A sigh to Beauty at...

rro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR.—Along the Canadian sea-board,

The Spectator

the expression "a school of mackerel" is as invariably used as "a shoal of herring." I speak from experience, baying seen a village depopulated, its church and chapels deserted,...


The Spectator

LORD PALMERSTON.* (FIRST NOTICE.] THESE volumes will be even more eagerly read, and probably will better satisfy the curiosity of Englishmen as to the great poli- tical figure...

Page 20


The Spectator

Mn. RAMERTON has given us the rare treat of an intellectual surprise. We open his book expecting an hour's pleasant enter- tainment by a writer of known ability, and we find a...

Page 21


The Spectator

Sin - JOHN KAYE'S third volume, recounting the story of the Sepoy Mutiny and its wide-stretching consequences, does not advance the narrative further than the fall of Delhi, in...

Page 23

THE FINAL RELIQUES OF FATHER PROUT.* FINAL memorials, final remains,

The Spectator

and final reliques are, as a rule, apt to be disappointing. The rich sheaves have already been 'garnered, and the gleaner'a bundle makes but a poor show com- pared with them. As...

Page 24

The Devil's Chain. By Edward Jenkins, M.P. (Strahan and Co.)—

The Spectator

We do not feel inclined to criticise this book. It is like the sermon of a vigorous revivalist. The author means it to rouse men out of their apathy, and it is certainly not...


The Spectator

The Expositor. Vol. IL Edited by the Rev. Samuel Cox. (Hodder / and Stoughton, and Strahan.)—There is plenty of valuable matter here, though it is, sometimes at least, expressed...

A New History of Aberdeenshire. By Alex. Smith. 2 vols.

The Spectator

(Lewis Smith, Aberdeen; Blackwood, Edinburgh and London.)—A copious history, which seems to contain an account of everything that one can possibly want to know about the past...

Page 25

Tales of Australian Life. By W. Walter Swan. (Chapman and

The Spectator

Hall.) —" Marie Denton," the longest and most important of these tales, is a tragical story. A. man condemned to transportation for life comes back, and haves it out in the...

Out and About. By J. Hain Friswell. (Groombridge.)—This is a

The Spectator

good, healthy book for boys, with plenty of stirring scenes and adven- tures, ranging from the Arctic regions to the South Seas, and from Persia to California. With a good moral...

Shooting : its Appliances, Practice, and Purpose. By James Dalziel

The Spectator

Dougall, F.S.A. F.Z.S. (Sampson Low and Co.)—This book is more precisely described as a "Treatise on the Art of Shooting." It will have more interest for proficients in the...

Blacksmith and Scholar, and from Midnight to Midnight. By Mortimer

The Spectator

Collins. 3 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—The former of these two stories is constructed after a model with which Mr. Collins has already made us familiar. A sturdy squire of the...