21 JULY 1894

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Lord Salisbury's Aliens Bill was discussed in the House of

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Lords on Tuesday, when Lord Rosebery made a very able speech, denying, as we think justly, that there is so much urgency in the danger of our getting a lot of useless, because...


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TN the drawing-room at the White Lodge, Richmond, on Monday, the Royal baby was christened Edward, Albert, - Christian, George, Andrew, Patrick, David. That is, he was given...

Lord Salisbury, of course, made a very able reply, and

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on one aspect of the case he used an effective argument. Times like these, he said, when there is no immediate pressure, are just the times when the Government should take such...

The news from Corea is not very specific, but so

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far there has been no collision between the Japanese and the Chinese. Meantime, Lord Kimberley, though he has not " intervened," as was reported last Friday, is using the good...

NOTICE. — With this week's number of the (‘ SFHCTATOR" is issued

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gratis an Eight-Page Supplement, containing the Half-Yearly Index -and Title-Page,—i.e., from January 6th to June 80th, 1894, inclusive.

Everything goes like lightning in the States. Last week 'Chicago

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and the West were almost in the throes of Revolution ; rand even Socialist Governors had to hunt high and low for rifles for the Militia. Now the Federal troops have left...

The Italians have taken Kassala, the chief stronghold of the

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Dervishes and the town which commands the Soudan. Colonel Baratieri, the Italian Governor, was attacked by the Dervishes, repulsed them, followed up their retreat, and finally...

NO The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The telegrams from the Transvaal show not only that there-

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is a considerable amount of unrest among the English sub- jects of the Yeoman Republic, but that the Boers are in.. alined to try a very foolish form of repression. A telegram...

The Irish Land Act Committee was, on Wednesday, the- scene

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of a curious little quarrel. Mr. Justice Bewley, in the- course of his evidence, read a, letter addressed by hint to• Lord Justice FitzGibbon, and then proposed to read the...

In reply, Sir William Harcourt gave illustrations of the burden

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his Budget would take away from the shoulders of many overburdened men. And even the owner of a million would only have to pay an additional 4,020 per annum, from the age of...

On Wednesday, Sir William Harcourt explained what measures the Government

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intended to press besides the Budget. The first is the Evicted Tenants Bill, the next the Equalisation of Rates Bill, and the last is the Scotch Local Government Bill. They will...

The Budget Bill was read a third time on Tuesday

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night by a majority of 20 (283 to 203). Sir John Lubbock, who moved the rejection of the Bill, maintained that neither in Adam Smith nor in John Stuart Mill could any...

The Anti-Anarchist Bill has been under discussion in the French

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Chamber during the week. On Tuesday last, the chief sensation was the speech of M. Ponrquery de. Boisserin, an Independent Republican, who literally hit out right and left in...

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There was a short conversation in the House of Commons

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on Tuesday concerning the delay of two years in filling up the office of Poet-Laureate, which led however only to two jokes of Sir William Harcourt's, and no announcement con-...

The result of the General Election in New South Wales

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will be scanned with some interest in this country. At the last election, the Protectionist party, headed by Sir George Dibbs and Mr. Barton, gained a signal victory over the...

The fuller accounts of the earthquake at Constantinople, which took

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place on Tuesday, July 10th, show that the .damage done to the buildings of the city has been very great. According to the correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette, scarcely a...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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New Consols (2i) were on Friday, 1011-1.

Congress has passed the Bill admitting Utah to the Union,

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and thus put an end to a long-standing dispute. But for their polygamous habits, the people of Utah would long ago have been entrusted with the rights of a State. 'The law does...

The Times of Tuesday gives some useful information as to

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the fighting forces of China and Japan. A correspondent, 'who signs " W. A. T.," declares that the Japanese soldiers are armed with a magazine-rifle as good as any carried by...

Some curious evidence has been given before the Royal Commission

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on the Financial relations between Great Britain and Ireland. The Freeman's Journal (July 6th) reports that Mr. Herbert Murray, Chairman of the Board of Customs, stated that in...

On Monday, a meeting was held at Grosvenor House, the

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Duke pf Westminster in the chair, in aid of the proposed National Gallery of Natural Pictures, to which we lately drew attention. Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter, Lord...

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LORD ROSEBERY AT THE MEETING OF THE WAYS. T ORD ROSEBERY has come to the point for which J politicians of his stamp feel a rather active dislike, —the point where two ways meet...

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P ERHAPS the most depressing and discouraging thing about the politics of the present day is the eclipse of Free-trade among the well-to-do and pre- sumably educated classes of...

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W HY is it that the strife between capital and labour in the United States is so exceptionally bitter ? A. strike is, of course, sure to be a somewhat explosive mani- festation,...

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M .R. BALFOUR seldom exaggerates, but he certainly exaggerated more than once in his final speech on the Budget. It was an exaggeration to say that there was nothing democratic...

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fir HE war of manifestoes and letters, in view of the 1 London School Board election, goes on briskly. How it is to be kept up from now till November, unless some new matter can...

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INTERNATIONAL AMUSEMENTS. N OTHING is so characteristic of this end of

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the century as huge international gatherings. Every year sees the opening of some exhibition which shall attract the enterprise and capital of distant lands. One year it is in...

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D ROFESSOR PALGRAVE in his address on Keats, hat Monday, when the bust given to us by the American admirers of Keats was unveiled at Hampstead, ventured to call the figure of...


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T IPE requires an art, and in nothing more than in the giving of names, whether to children, horses, dogs, cats, or houses. What shall we call him, her, or it ? That is a...

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J ULY is the true "midsummer month" by natural order, if not by the calendar. Coming between the busy days of hay-time and the hush before harvest, it marks the acme of summer...

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book on Social Evolution, which has excited so much attention of late, though hardly even as much as it deserves, has used what is now a somewhat peculiar phraseology in...

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I N a garden of peace which the birds haunt there is a verandah from which the Maids of the Village' hang in great white clusters, and a ' Crimson Rambler' sends up vigorous...


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THE VACANT SEE OF BATH AND WELLS. [To THE EDITOR Or TEE 8PROTAT011,"] Sin,—May I add to the remarks, in the Spectator of July lath, on the translation of Dr. Reunion from an...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—I think that your reviewer, in criticising "England's Foreign Trade," in the Spectator of July 14th, has misrepre- sented the paragraph...


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To MR EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sen,—All reasonable men will hail with enthusiasm the newly formed Public-house Reform Association. My object in writing is not to criticise...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Your interesting article on " Cousinly Affection " reminds me of advice once given me by Jowett " Never listen to a man who abuses his...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sill, — While enjoying the amusing blunders in which your correspondent " Examiner " finds consolation, and which he has kindly given us in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sig,—In reference to the last paragraph of your article on " Canary Culture, " in the Spectator of July 14th, it may in- terest you to learn...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have just read and much enjoyed reading the ingenious' article under this heading in the Spectator of July 7th. But I should like to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR "] Sin,—The letter of " M. B., " which appears in the Spectator of July 14th under the above heading, is full of misleading statements. Mr....


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] S111,—I have read with great interest the able article on Lord Salisbury ' s Aliens Bill, in the Spectator of July 14th, and as one who has...

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TIM MALONY, Andy Bourke, and his cousin, Pat O ' Rourke, Wid the bottle peepin ' allly from his tails, Sir, Ooh, they follow ' d wid a smile each his colleen up the aisle, And...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPEOTATOR.'] Dowager Duchess of Abercorn is not the daughter of Francis, fifth Duke of Bedford, to whom Burke addressed the famous " letter to a noble...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " EPEOTATOR."] SIB, — Perhaps the following may be reckoned among " nn- recognised dainties 1 " — A few years ago, a friend spent his holiday at a...


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LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES,. THESE interesting volumes are the fruit of extensive local knowledge and of appreciative sympathy. The author has put his heart...


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THREE SONNETS. I.—AFTER THE TITANS. ENGLAND, in good Victoria ' s latter reign, Two potent councillors by turns have led, Little alike in build of heart or head, Yet owning...

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POOR FOLK.* THIS is another of the Russian stories that

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justifies Pushkin's exclamation, on hearing Gogol read some of his own works, " My God ! what a sad country Russia is !" Not that it insists on the dreary subjects peculiar to...

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HEINE ON FRANCE.* IF it is awkward, as Goethe remarks,

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to begin a letter with an apology, it must be still more so to preface a critical notice with an excuse; but for this fact we should feel inclined to apologise for the...

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the sub-title of the present volume, and its contents are elsewhere summed up as- " Fancies for the fair, And proverbs for the old, With legends lightly told." The legends are...

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MRS. STEEL'S LATEST FICTION.* As a novelist Mrs. Steel has

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come rapidly to the front, and her most recent work seems to us undoubtedly her best. In her new three-volume novel, The Potter's Thumb, and in the two volumes of short stories...

his arms already bound by fetters, take no shame for

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my lack of suspicion. Rather is it for volt., so royally born, to blush at such baseness. You,' and in spite of himself his eyes flamed with rage as he realised that he had...

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Bright Celestials, By John Coming Chinaman. (T. Fisher Unwin.)—Mr. Archibald

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Lamont, who signs the preface, and makes various acknowledgments of assistance and co-operation, describes his book as "a story of Chinese life at home and abroad in relation to...


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The Naval Annual. Edited by T. A. Brassey. (J. Griffin and Co., Portsmouth). — For the better understanding of the approaching naval manoeuvres, The Naval Annual is, as usual,...

Marcella. By Mrs. Humphry Ward. Seventh Edition. 1 vol. (Smith,

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Elder, and Co.) — We are very glad to welcome the cheaper edition, in one volume, of Mrs. Humphry Ward's brilliant and fascinating story. It well deserves to be placed within...

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The Idylls of Theocritus Translated into English Verse. By James

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Henry Hallard. (Longmans.)—These are fair translations ; more we cannot say for them. They want point and compression. In the " Adoniazusae," for instance :— "The cats delight...

Horse-Racing in England. By Robert Black. (Bentley and Son.) —Mr.

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Black's Horse.Raciing will be of more interest to the racing snan than to the general reader, but containing, as it does, a general sketch—a real history would include many...

The Cantisards. By Charles Tylor. (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.) — Mr. Tylor,

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as a consistent Friend, and therefore an opponent of war, deplores the revolt of the Camisards. The appeal to arms which was made in 1689 he describes as a fatal mistake, and he...

Waymarks in Church .History. By William Bright, D.D. The Spectator

for which Canon Bright supplies these " waymarks," may appear sufficiently long, for it extends, though with large omitted spaces, from St. Irentaus and his anti-Gnostic polemic...

History of the Royal Buckhounds. Compiled by J. P. IIore.

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(Remington and Co.)—Mr. Here has hunted up his matter with the most praiseworthy diligence, and to these stores of informa- tion must be attributed a certain confusion and...

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The Next Naval War. By Captain Eardley-Wilmot, R.N. (C. Stanford.)—Captain

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Eardley-Wilmot is an expert in naval matters, and it is interesting to read his predictions, put into the historical tense, of what will happen in 1895, when France declares war...

Greece : her Present Condition and Recent Progress. By James

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Samuelson. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—Greece owes now about 430,000,000. About X10,000,000 has been borrowed since 1881, but only about X6,000,000 actually received by the...

Various little handbooks which we may commend to the notice

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of those who are interested in their various subjects are :—The Amateur Telescopist's Handbook. By Frank M. Gibson. (Long- mans.)—Dr. Gibson is one of the American observers who...

In the series of " Social Questions of To-day "

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(Methuen and Co.), we have Trusts, Pools, and Corners, by J. Stephens Jeans. Mr. J. S. Jeans assumes an independent attitude with regard to the questions which he treats. He...

The Bible by Modern Light. By Cunningham Geikie, D.D. (Nisbet.)

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— Dr. Cunningham Geikie's well-known and highly valued work which bears the title of "Hours with the Bible" appears again under his name, but with considerable change and...

Shakespeare for Recitation. By the late John Millard. Edited by

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Evelyn Millard. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—Mr. Millard was for many years Elocution Master at the City of London School. Here the annual " speech-day " recitations are...

A standard work, well known to the Medical Profession, appears

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in a " new edition, revised throughout and enlarged." This is A Dictionary of Medicine. Edited by Richard Quain, Bart., M.D., assisted by Frederick Thomas Roberts and S....

Growing Children, by Thomas William Nunn (Kogan Paul, Trench, and

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Co.), is a little volume the title of which sufficiently indicates its purpose. It may be read with profit by mothers and others who have children in their charge.—With this may...

Manchester College, Oxford, 1893. (Longmans.)—Manchester College had predecessors in the

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Academy of Warrington and other academies of less renown. It began its work at Manchester in 1786, was removed to York in 1803. then back to Manchester, and to London in 1853....

Statesmen, Past and Present (Cassell and Co.), is a reprint

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of between thirty and forty articles which originally appeared in the Daily News. It may be imagined, therefore, how the portraits are coloured. That they should be not...

Our Ocean Railways. By A. Fraser Macdonald. (Chapman and

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all.)—There is always a certain amount of fascination about the history of the great steamships and their racing, but this is not the first account of the subject, and there is...