20 MAY 1882

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Thereupon, Mr. Forster asked whether Mr. Parnell had read the

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whole of the letter, and Mr. Parnell replied that he was reading from a copy furnished by Mr. O'Shea, but that it was possible there was in the original letter an additional...

The Egyptian crisis is not over, but it looks as

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if Arabi Pasha were beaten. The Khedive remains firm, and, as usual, power is accreting to tha legal ruler who means to rule. A regiment is said to have declared for the...

A great part of Monday night and the whole of

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the afternoon sitting of Tuesday were given up to very fierce personalities, in relation to what is now called by the Conservatives " the Treaty of Kilmainham,"—in other words,...

Later in the evening, in answer to complaints made by

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Mr. O'Shea, Mr. Forster went further, and produced a private memorandum of a conversation between himself and Mr. O'Shea on the subject of the outrages, in which he had noted...

'IV The Editors cannot undertake to retwenkfanuscriptin any case.

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T HE election for the North-West Riding has turned out satis- factorily enough. Mr. Holden is returned, with a majority of 2,027 over his opponent, Mr. Gathorne Hardy. The...

The European situation in Egypt is not yet clear. The

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French and English Governments have despatched six ironclads to Alex- andria, and it is understood that on their arrival the Consuls- General will formulate certain demands ;...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Third of...

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This was not all. A fresh debate, opened by a

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new interroga- tory of Sir Stafford Northcote's, was got up on Tuesday, by Mr. A. Balfour, who moved the adjournment of the House, to accuse the Government of a transaction...

On Monday, Mr. Gladstone explained the nature of the Irish

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Arrears Measure proposed by the Government. It follows mainly the lines of the measure recently introduced by Mr. Red- mond, and more or less approved at the time, under certain...

No success whatever has attended the search for the assassins

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of the Pheenix Park, and it is becoming clear either that they escaped by sea at the very first, or that they have numerous sympathizers among the population of Dublin. The...

The discussion on Thursday night of the Prevention of Crime

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in Ireland Bill was, on the whole, satisfactory in tone and drift. Plenty of the Liberals,—for example, Mr. Bryce, Mr. Labou- chere, and several others,—opposed the more...

Mr. Parnell denies that he has asked for police protection,

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but his tone in the House is singularly moderate, and it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that both he and his followers feel that the fissure between them and the " party...

The emigration of Jews from Russia has evidently reached considerable

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proportions. Besides some 3,000 Jews who have gone to America, and some hundreds of families on their way to Palestine, a swarm of exiles, all exceedingly poor, have poured into...

This proposal was very well received by the Irish Members,

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but with caustic criticisms by the Conservatives, who suggested that Mr. Redmond's name ought to have been on the back of the Bill. We believe that some such measure is...

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The Salvation Army have found powerful friends. On Friday -week,

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the Bishops in Convocation, moved by Dr. Harold Browne, resolved that a Committee should be appointed to consider the attitude of the Church towards the " Army," the feeling ex-...

Yesterday week, the Bishop of Lincoln moved an address to

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the Crown, praying her Majesty to withhold her assent from the statutes on the table of the House for Lincoln College, Oxford. The ground of objection appeared to be, first,...

Mr. Warton got his opportunity yesterday week of calling the

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attention of the House to the subject of patent medicines, and of proposing that the Government stamp affixed shall ex- plain that this involves no Government guarantee of the...

Consols were on Friday 102, 1 1 to 1021.

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The new Irish Cardinal, Dr. McCabe, is evidently determined to

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make a strong stand against outrages. On landing at Dublin, he told a deputation who came to congratulate him that his " heart was oppressed with grief and shame ;" that " black...

Mr. G. Lane-Fox, an electrical engineer, for whose competence Mr.

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Spottiswoode vouches, stated in a lecture to the Royal United Service Institution on Wednesday that the incande- scent system of lighting would completely prevail over the arc...

General Kaufmann, the Governor-General of Russian 'Turkestan, and Vice-Emperor in

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Central Asia, is dead. He was to Russia in Asia very mach what Marquis Wellesley was to India. A man of decided character, with a genius for rendering subordinates energetic, he...

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THE " KILMAINHAM TREATY." W E wonder whether there is a single Tory of any mark who believes genuinely in the " scandal," to the so- called exposure of which Monday and Tuesday...

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T HE papers are, on the whole, right in disregarding the etiquette which protects the recent dispute in the Re- form Club from public discussion. That dispute may have such...

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W ii regret the mania for founding " Electric " Companies which has broken out in London, both for the sake of the shareholders and of the public. The shareholders may lose...


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M R. TREVELYAN'S speech on Thursday night is a manly and courageous one, with but one fault, which we should hardly have expected from a statesman so conversant with...

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B Y far the most depressing, if not the worst, feature in all the recent relations between Ireland and Britain is the evidence they afford of the depth of the hatred for the...

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IN MEMORIAM. — DR. JOHN BROWN. E ARLY in the morning of Thursday,

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May 11th, Edinburgh lost its best-known and best-loved citizen, Scotland her son of finest genius, and thousands, wherever the English lan- guage is spoken, one towards whom,...


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Tit Bishops have at last realised that serene indifference what is going on among the sheep is hardly a decorous attitude for a chief shepherd. They have brought in a Bill to...

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I T is a pity that the interesting and thoughtful lecture of Sir E. Fry on the Victorian era has been so poorly reported. There was at least one passage in it which we should...

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W E wish the leaders of the Medical profession would formulate their opinion about the indispensable mini- mum of exercise, as they did some time ago about the expedient maximum...

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MR. FORSTER AND THE IRISH CRISIS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—Will you allow me to say a few words upon the painful crisis in Irish affairs, and the policy of...


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" SPECTATOR."] SIR, —Enclosed I send you an extract from a letter I have just received from a gentleman, Scotch by birth, and Protestant in religion, who has lived for many...

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MR. FREEMAN'S WILLIAM RUFUS.* FREEKI,N'S reputation is so well established, and his characteristics so marked, that we know exactly what to expect in his books. We may be sure...

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SERMONS on special occasions are almost always difficult ser. mons to write, for it is never easy so to draw the religions lesson proper to a particular event or a particular...

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MR. CROWEST is the author of two works, which have had a fair measure of success,— Thu Great Tone Poets and A Book of Musical Anecdote. We do not think that his new volume will...

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COFFEE-PLANTING IN SOUTH INDIA.* FOR nearly the first 150 pages,

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this book disappointed us. It was pleasant reading enough, for Mr. Arnold writes a clear, easy style, that carries the reader on ; but it was all a mere record of that stalest...

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IT is seldom that we have so pleasant a task as that of criticising the book now before us, for it is seldom indeed that we have the luck to come across one at once so amusing,...

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NEARLY all apologetic literature tends to become obsolete. It is, perhaps, sometimes, a melancholy reflection for Mr. Row, or Professor Lnthardt, or the Christian Evidence...

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Egypt : Political, Financial, and Strategical. By Griffin W. Vyse. (W. H. Allen and Co.)—Mr. Vyse's book is full of matter, the results at which an acute and unprejudiced...

Wanderings, South and East. By Walter Coote. (Sampson Low and

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Co.)—Mr. Coote divides the record of his four years' wanderings into four parts,—his joarneyings and observations in Australasia, in Polynesia, in China and Japan, and in South...

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Six Months in the Ranks ; or, the Gentleman Private.

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(Smith and Elder.)—The author of this book describes his antecedents and explains his motives with all the candour that could be desired. He enlisted not because he had a...

NOVELS.—A Poor Squire. By Holme Lee. 2 vols. (Smith and

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Elder.)—It is always a pleasure to read one of " Holme Lee's " novels,. a pleasure not a little increased when we turn to them from the tedious frivolities or dismal moods of...

England on the Defensive. By Captain J. T. Barrington. (Kegan

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Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Captain Barrington works out in great detail an imaginary campaign fought by an enemy on the soil of England. He supposes our Fleet to have been disabled,...