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The Medical Staff at Gay's are obdurate to all the

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concilia- tory policy of the Governors. We fear that they are fighting for a_ professional triumph, and that nothing less than a professional triumph will they take. The...

The Afghan news this week is only negatively important. It

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is very important that the retreat of General Stewart's force from Cabal to Gaudamak has been effected without opposition. It is important that Ayoub has, apparently, as yet...

The Daily News' Correspondent at St. Petersburg declares that he

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has reason to know that Abdul Rahman has been acting in concert with Ayoub Khan. We should think it extremely likely that so long as either leader thought he could get any-...

Turkey is shirking again,—even on the Montenegro questionx_ It is

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stated, on what seems good authority, that she offers to hand over Dulcigno to Montenegro, as an equivalent for the territory promised,—but only with tke exception of Dino& and...


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A S the prospect of the harvest brightens, the prospect of Irish tranquillity, which ought to improvewith it, and whichwould improve with it, but for the machinations of such...

Lord Stratford de Redcliffe died on Saturday, at the great

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age of ninety-two. He was in his early politics a Peelite. His first great appointment on a special mission was the appoint- ment to St. Petersburg in 1824, before the accession...

*** Ths Editors cannot undertake to return Manuecript in any

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The steps of Mr. Dillon's suggestion, then, are these :—First,

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let the people league themselves to intimidate the landlords. Next, let them permit no evicted tenants, for whatever reason evicted, to be replaced; and let them so ill-treat...

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Mr. Gorst also tries to play Lord Randolph Churchill's part,

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but plays it much more clumsily, and lays himself open to-effec- tive retorts. On Monday he asked Lord Hartington if he would engage that Parliament should not be prorogued till...

Lord Randolph Churchill made a rather amusing attack on his

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own leader on Monday. He asked Lord Hartington whether, in view of the great importance of the measures to be submitted to Parliament, and the fact that "the princi- pal members...

Mr. Fawcett, later in the evening, made a remarkable speech

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on the Indian Budget, his chief point being that the Act determining the constitution of India wanted another care- ful revision. These revisions had occurred at intervals of...

The magistrates in the neighbourhood of our great towns are

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often more tempted to class-justice than even the country jus- tices, at least if game-law cases be excluded. At the Edmonton Petty Sessions, on Monday, three gentlemen were...

M. Gambetta's speech at Cherbourg has naturally enough been taken

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rather ill in Germany, and on the anniversary of the battle of Gravelotte, which took place on Wednesday, the Em- peror of Germany delivered a sort of rejoinder to that very...

Lord Hartington's Indian Budget speech on Tuesday was certainly neither

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sanguine nor aggressive. He dilated much on the uncertain character of Indian finance, which he illus- trated most effectively. He adhered for once to the system, which he...

As far as has yet been made out, both the

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railway accidents which we noticed last week were due to insufficient supervision of the state of the rails. In relation to the accident near Lancaster, it has been shown that...

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On Sunday last a serious and strange calamity fell upon

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the Catholic worshippers in the little chapel of Derrybeg, near Gweedore, in Donegal. The chapel is built over the surface of a stream by which a little lake communicates with...

According to the London Medical Record, an America* physician, Dr.

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Farrar, has calculated that about half-a-ton of pure gold is annually packed away into American teeth; and he goes on to assert that, at this rate, within 300 years as much pure...

French juries, apparently, are sometimes quite as illogical in their

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verdicts as English juries. The Countess de Tilly, who has just been tried at Poitiers for throwing vitriol in the face of her husband's mistress, was on Tuesday acquitted of...

The Bishop of Winchester, to whom a protest was addressed

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in relation to the appointment of Bishop Ryan to the Vicarage of St. Peter's, Bournemouth, replied in a letter since published in a Bournemouth paper, in which he states with...

The Directors of the North British Railway Company have appointed

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Mr. W. H. Barlow, President of the Institute of Civil Engineers, to prepare plans for the reconstruction of the Tay Bridge. Mr. Barlow was one of the Commissioners appointed to...

Lord Grey has not yet done enough to set the

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House of Lords against the House of Commons. He writes a long letter, pub- lished in Thursday's Times, to Lord Redesdale, regretting that it is not in his power to aid Lord...

Consols were on Friday 971 to 98.

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THE STATE OF IRELAND. E trust that the Peers who rushed into the lobby to vote down the Compensation for Disturbance (Ireland) Bill, are satisfied with the result of what they...

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S IR CHARLES DILKE'S answer to Mr. Otway last Thurs- day has caused considerable uneasiness in Liberal circles. The impression produced at the time was that the British...

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INDIAN FINANCIAL SURPRISES. L ORD HARTINGTON evidently, and not unjustly, regards

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Indian financial anticipations as a fair approximation to perfect ignorance. Even the seeming verification of the hopes of Indian financiers are but strong delusions in...


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TT is, we own, with much regret, not unmixed with a feel- ]. ing of uneasiness, that we have read the complimentary references made by Lord Hartington and Sir Charles Dilke to...

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T HOSE of our readers who have not made acquaintance with the iniquities which have gathered round the sale and exchange of ecclesiastical benefices, may have been sur- prised...


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W E cannot quite understand the passion with which the question of the operation of the European Sugar Bounties is treated by some of our contemporaries,—a question which seems...

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T HE murderer Wakefield, who was executed at Derby on Monday, told the prison chaplain that he had committed the crime for which he was hanged,—the unprovoked murder of a child...

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TN our recent article on "Reform in Woman's Dress," we said .1 we would try and trace some of the characteristics of the English as a nation which might be translated into a...

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LORD MONTEAGLE ON IRELAND. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SI11,—As you have been good enough to mention my name in connection with Mr. Tuke's pamphlet, perhaps you will...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") lit,-1n your article of the 7th inst. on the recall of Sir Bartle Prere yoti say—and you have previously used similar language — " Here was a...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE SPEOTATOR."J SIR,—The difficulty at Guy's Hospital is one of several recent events by which the position and influence of medical men have been made a...

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(ro TRR EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sta,—I reluctantly ask permission to reply to remarks that would seem to imply a somewhat hasty perusal on the part of your reviewer. You...


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ABOUT'S "STORY OF AN HONEST MAN."* THERE is a good deal said about the advantages of a better acquaintance with foreign literature; and certainly, to such of our islanders as...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.') Sin,—The readers of your valuable notice of this "dramatic idyll" may care to know its basis of fact. The story of Olive's boyish quarrel at...

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MR. GRAVES'S POEMS.* WE are inclined to doubt whether Mr.

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Graves always puts his whole heart into his work. Like others of his countrymen, he possesses sentiment, pathos, and humour, all of the lighter order, and an undeniable poetical...

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Ir this volume, dedicated to the New Shakspere Society, may be taken as a sample of the work which that association originates, promotes, or is in sympathy with, it cannot be...

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Is Lucretius, Tennyson teaches us how unwise it is for a young lady to marry a philosopher, and in Forestalled Miss Betham- Edwards inculcates the same lesson. The interest of...

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MB scientific study of Law has made considerable progress in England of late years, and the remarkable work before us will probably form a distinct and important stage in its...

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The Art of Dress. By Mrs. Haweis. (Chatto and Windus.)—This

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little work forms a kind of saquel to The Art of Beauty, by the same lady. It is full of sensible remarks and wise and appropriate advice, but the title strikes one as slightly...


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Aunt Judy's Magazine, for June, July, and August. (George Bell and Sons.)—We notice, with pleasure, a lighter tone in this magazine, the very appearance of which—even its ugly...

Our Own Country : Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial. (Cassell and Co.)—Messrs.

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Cassell have won a very considerable reputation by their illustrated books descriptive of the scenery of this country, of Europe, and, indeed, of the world generally. The...

The Sport of Fate. By Richard Dowling. (Tinsley Brothers.)— Mr.

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Dowling is by no means a writer to be classed among the number of those whose names are writ in water. He possesses considerable power and originality, and would do good things...

Outlines of Physiography. Part I. By W. Lawson. (Oliver and

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Boyd.)—Here are twelve chapters on the main chemical, physical, and biological facts concerning our globe. Chemistry, geology, geo- graphy, meteorology, physical' geography, and...

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Young Lord Penrith. By John Berwick Harwood. 3 vols. (Hurst

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and Blackett.)—Mr. Harwood works up with moderate success some of the stock incidents of fiction. That a nobleman's son should have to fly his coantty under the false charge of...

The Tenth Earl. By John Berwick Harwood. (Hurst and Blackett.)

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—A concise and accurate description of the contents of this book may be given in the words of the familiar saying, " There's nothing new and there's nothing tame, and it don't...

Bread for the Poor. Under this heading, a correspondent of

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the Charity Organisation Reporter, and a member of the Ladies' Sanitary Association, earnestly recommends what is termed "a whole-meal bread, as vastly superior to white bread...

Pottery and Porcelain. By F. Litchfield. (Bickers and Son.)— This

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is a collectors' guide, of modest pretensions, but of real utility. Written by an intelligent dealer, conversant with marks and makes, the information which this book offers may...

Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain. By Hodder M. Westropp. (Chatto

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and Windas.)—The author of this nicely-illustrated and Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain. By Hodder M. Westropp. (Chatto and Windas.)—The author of this nicely-illustrated and...

The Kingdom and the People ; or, the Parables of

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Our Lord Explained and Applied. By Mary Seeley. (Religions Tract Society.)—The - writer of this book has grouped the parables according to their sub- jects, and then after each...

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The Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders. By James Grant. 3

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vols. (Routledge.)—Mr. Grant occupies himself with his usual themes of love and war, the war, in this case, being that which is now being waged in Afghanistan. We are glad to...

Pupil-Teachers' Handbook for Elementary Drawing. By W. Walker. (Seeleys.)—A sound,

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wise, careful book about the way and object of teaching children to draw and to understand drawings ; it does not profess to show how they aro to be made into artists. Indeed,...