21 JANUARY 1882

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The canvas in the North Riding is going on very

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briskly, and next Tuesday the campaign will be decided. There has been a certain amount of Whig defection from the Liberal cause, Lord Grey, for one, having written a very...

The effect of the French panic in England should not

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be great, the British public caring little for French speculative Stocks. There are, however, two dangers to be noted. One is that French holders, who must get money, will "...

The panic is believed, we think inaccurately, to have been

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accelerated by a blow to M. Gambetta. The Extremists, who demand that the Revision shall be without limits, united with the Republicans, who fear scrutin de lists ; and by a...

A most important appeal was heard before the Irish Land

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Commission at Belfast on Wednesday, in which the clause commonly called " Healy's clause," by which it is provided that "no rent shall be made payable in respect of improve-...

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T HE long-expected panic on the French Bourse arrived on Thursday. The whole people have been speculating for the rise, and have forced up the prices of all Stocks, except...

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The Coroner's jury on the supposed case of poisoning at

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Wimbledon brought in a very prompt verdict of wilful murder against Mr. Lamson yesterday week, for causing the death of his brother-in-law, Percy Malcolm John, expressing, at...

" 0. K." writes to the nixes to exonerate the

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Russian Government from the charge of neglecting to protect the Jews,- who, she intimates, are in the position in which the Chinese would be in England, if they were two...

The Constantinople correspondent of the Times publishes an elaborate account

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of the Panislamic project, which now en- grosses the mind of the Sultan. The statement coincides exactly with the beliefs we have for some time past expressed ; but the writer...

Sir Thomas Acland, in an interesting address delivered on occasion

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of distributing the prizes to the Science and Art classes at Ilfracombe, on November 30th in last year, which has just been published, insists on the fact that agriculture as an...

The " crisis" in Egypt has continued all the week.

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In reality, it is a struggle between the Control, backed by the Western Powers, and the Nationalist Party, supported by the Sultan, and at a distance by Germany and Austria. In...

Mr. Childers made a very interesting administrative speech to his

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constituents at Pontefract on Thursday. He confined himself to the questions connected with the administration of the Army, but on these he explained very lucidly the aims of...

Vienna has been greatly excited this week. The Austrian Government

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recently applied the conscription to Crivoschie, a district of Dalmatia hitherto exempt. The demand is only for 300 men, but the people of Crivoschie resist, and the Government...

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Lord Lytton indulged himself at Woodstock on Thursday in a

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-shriek, not of liberty, but of hatred to Mr. Gladstone, which fills 'three columns of the Times. It is quite impossible to condense it, or to give a complete idea of its...

Mr. Hutchinson, of the London Hospital, has stated, in a

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letter to the Daily News of this day week, that he should not have thought it right,—whether he had had a class to impress the lesson upon, or not,—to have given a patient...

The Ighats and several other journals appear to believe a

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statement that the Sultan has resolved to exert his power as Khalif, depose the Bey of Tunis as an Infidel, and supersede him by the appointment of the Sheik now leading the...

The Legislative Council in India, on the 19th inst., repealed

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'the Vernacular Press Act, and restored to the natives the liberty of discussion, subject to the ordinary laws of libel and sedition. As we hold this liberty to be a right,...

Consols were on Friday 100 to 1001 md.

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Mr. Gibson on the same day delivered a very different

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speech at Edinburgh. It was intensely Conservative in tone, but gravely argumentative, and except in the last few sentences entirely free from vituperation. Mr. Gibson deplores...

A correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette, who appears to

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think M. Renan a final authority about the origin of Christi- anity, is so indignant with the Rev. Page Roberts, for a sermon in which he was so rash as to refer "the complex...

Dr. Lyon Playfair and Mr. Whitbread have both spoken this

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week on the subject of the reform of procedure, and though neither of them has given any explicit opinion on the question of closing a debate by an absolute majority, the...

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THE WHIGS AND THE NORTH RIDING. TI ORD GREY and Lord Zetland, and the small handful of Whig landlords who are doing all in their power to secure the return of a Conservative...

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T HE position of affairs in Egypt is becoming clearer, but not better. The Note of the protecting Governments, the counter message from the Porte, the language of the Austrian...

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I T is very difficult, and not very useful, to state positively that the Government of Austria intends at any particu- lar moment to do any particular thing. It is quite certain...

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W E wish we had more speeches of the type which Mr. Childers has just delivered at Pontefract, on his ad- ministration of the Army. There is nothing in it of an excit- ing party...

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I T is not necessary to answer, or to discuss even seriously the allegations of Lord Lytton's speech at Woodstock. They answer themselves. When a man who has failed as Governor-...

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P RINCE BISMARCK is anxious to bring the Kultur- kampf to an end, but he is more anxious still to bring it to an end in his own way. Unfortunately, his way appears to be no one...

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T HE launch, a few weeks ago, at Stettin, of the turret- ironclad ' Ting-yuen ' serves to attract attention to the steps which the Chinese Government has for some time been...

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"WrE scarcely wonder that many excellent people still believe V, that the persecutions of the Jews are, so to speak, arranged by Providence ; that their expulsions are...

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T N the interesting letter which we publish elsewhere, Father Clarke appears to assume that we supposed the Scripture phraseology concerning the glory of God to be really...

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THE WORKING OF THE LAND ACT. [ram A CORRESPONDENT.' THERE were in 1879, 576,000 agricultural holdings in Ireland. The number is now probably five or six thousand less. Of...

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PAUPERISM AND LOCAL TAXATION. PTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—After Mr. Gladstone's most interesting speech to the- farmers at Hawarden, we may take it for granted...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] S111,—I did not vote that Mr. Bradlaugh should be refused per- mission to take the oath, but I did vote that he should not be permitted to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] read with interest the letter of "Academicus," advising farmers to demand cheap technical education for their sons, to seek State aid for...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The thoughtful and suggestive remarks on the above subject in your current number call for a word or two of explana- tion, not on the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] IR,—Your correspondent, " An Irish Trustee," says, last week, " So far, indeed, is rent alone from being the measure of value, that the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The Spectator delights in cat stories. May I add one to the interesting list which has from time to time appeared in your columns P...


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THE DOUBT RESOLVED. To go or stay, I scarcely knew, Perplexed by mandates twain, For while my love pronounced "Adieu," Her aspect said " Remain." 'Twist what I saw and what I...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."J SIR,—As I am a constant reader of the Spectator, I know you take a great interest in domestic animals, and I have long - wished to tell you...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I shall soon have ready some presents of flower-seeds for cottagers. If any of your readers who take an interest in the- welfare of...


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IT is impossible not to compare these lectures with those of Professor Shairp's predecessor,—the greatest English critic of his age,—Mr. Matthew Arnold. In many respects, they...

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SIR CHARLES LYELL.* WHEN the poet Rogers heard from Mrs.

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Lyell that she had been to Norway, with her husband, without having seen a waterfall, he said, "That comes of having a man with a hammer for a.. fellow-traveller." No...

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Tnis is a clever, though somewhat slight, story in two volumes. The heroine, Hester, is beloved by two men considerably older than herself. One is a Lancashire millowner, named...

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interesting and, in some respects, an important book, though its importance lies more, perhaps, in the ques- tions it suggests, than in the attempted solution of them. Its...

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MR. CHARLES LOWDER.* Tins is the record of a very

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noble life. From his boyhood to his death Mr. Lowder appears to have had no other end in view than the doing of as much good as his means and opportunities allowed him. Born to...

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The British Quarterly Review, January. (Hodder and Stoughton.) — The most interesting article, from our point of view, which we find in this volume is that which Mr. F. R....

TALEs.—Muriel Ray. By Emily Constance Taylor. (Rivingtons.)

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— Muriel is a young lady of considerable intellectual powers, in whom the intense thirst for knowledge seems to choke all striving of the spiritual life. From the torpor of this...

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The Prince and the Pauper. By Mark Twain (Samuel L.

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Clemens). (Chatto and Windus.)—Mr. Clemens' "Tale for Young People of all Ages " is an ingenious idea, which has been well worked out. Edward, Prince of Wales, afterwards Edward...

King's Jr wain and its Heroes. By Lyman C. Draper,

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LL.D. (P. G. Thompson, Cincinnati ; Sampson Low and Co., London.)--It is just possible that every English reader may not know that King's Mountain is in South Carolina, and that...

New EDMON5. — .21femoir of Henry Venn, B.D., by William Knight, M.A.

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(Seeleys), appears in a new edition. It has been revised, com- pressed in some parts, and enlarged in others. A striking portrait is prefixed, and the appendix now contains Mr....

A Moonbeam Tangle. By Sydney Shadbolt. (Cassell and Co.)— This

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is one of the numerous imitations of "Alice in Wonderland " which have administered to " Lewis Carroll " so mach sincere flattery. How far short it falls of the original we need...

Every Man His Own. Mechanic. (Ward, Lock, and Co.)—This volume

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is described as " a complete and comprehensive guide to every description of constructive and decorative work that can be done by the amateur artisan at home and in the...

The Festus Birthday Book (Longmans) sufficiently proclaims its contents by

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its title-page. Mr. Bailey's poem, which few people, we fear, read now-a-days, is well suited for the purpose of such a volume as this. It contains many fine thoughts and...