23 FEBRUARY 1895

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The final debate on the Address was commenced by Mr.

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Chamberlain yesterday week in a very masterly speech. He dwelt on the admission, and even contention, of Ministers, that Irish Home-rule was their "primary policy," and on the...

The Khedive has created yet another Egyptian crisis by attempts

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to get rid of the Nubar Ministry. We have shown elsewhere that there is no need for immediate alarm. Lord Cromer is equal not only to this but to any other emer- gency. There...

The prospect of peace between China and Japan is still

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very dim. The Japanese have refused to treat except upon Japanese soil ; and though it is understood that Li Hung Chang will ultimately go to Tekio, he had by the last accounts...


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T HE unwise attempt of Sir H. James to throw out the Government on the question of the Indian Cotton-duties failed on Thursday as it deserved. It was believed on Tues- day and...

Mr. Asquith replied in an exceedingly clever speech, the whole

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drift of which was to twit Mr. Chamberlain with Mr. Asquith replied in an exceedingly clever speech, the whole drift of which was to twit Mr. Chamberlain with having been the...

We have said enough of the debate elsewhere, and need

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only remark that Sir Henry James was at once violent and weak, that Mr. Goschen rose to the occasion, and that Mr. Fowler is believed to have actually changed votes. Sir Henry...

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After the long silence of the Treasury Bench which fol-

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lowed Mr. Asquith's speech, Mr. Courtney, who opened the debate of Monday, succeeded in rousing Ministers to some audible reply. Mr. Courtney declared that no great political...

We perceive with pleasure that the long frost which has

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been experienced by the Broad Church clergy, shows signs of breaking up. Mr. Llewellyn Davies, it is true, is still left in his country rectory, but Mr. W. Page Roberts, of St....

We do not know that the bimetallist agitation increases in

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strength, but we perceive signs that its advocates are in- creasing in fanaticism. It is believed that there is a majority of 4 in the American Senate for the coinage of all...

At last the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered a long

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and rambling oration, in which he declared that the " consummate " speech of Mr. Asquith had destroyed the amendment, and that not all the King's horses and all the King's men...

Colchester has gone back to the Gladstonians. The election of

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Tuesday ended in the return of Sir Weetman Pearson by a, majority of 263 votes,—Sir Weetman Pearson, 2,559; Captain Vereker, 2 296. The election has no political significance...

The French Judges have found seven of the eight jour-

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nalists accused of blackmailing, guilty of that offence, and have inflicted sentences on six of them varying from five yeare imprisonment to one year's. The remaining one of the...

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Archbishop Croke, in a recent letter to the editor of

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the Freeman's Journal, February 13th, says some very candid things as to the decay of Home-rule. "Four years ago," be says," the Irish were a united people." Now "our enthusiasm...

Sir Monntstuart Grant Duff delivered on Thursday a very interesting

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address on Herodotus to the Royal Historical Society. He contrasted the secular genius of Thucydides with the religious genius of Heroclotus, and gave the prefer- ence to "the...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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New Consols (2D were on Friday, 104i.

On Saturday evening Lord Salisbury, in a speech made at

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the inaugural banquet of the Irish Loyalist Club held at the Hotel Metropole, reviewed the nine years of struggle over the Union, and declared the prospect to be decidedly...

Mr. Morley, in spite of his attempts to govern Ireland

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according to Irish ideas, seems destined to meet the usual fate of Chief Secretaries. He is being called a murderer, and held up to public odium because he did a plain piece of...

The Archduke Albrecht of Austria died on Monday at the

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great age of seventy-seven. He was one of the four or five Princes who, in this latter half of the nineteenth century, have reminded us that the reigning families of Europe...

The effort to put down gambling at horse-races made by

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-the Anti-Gambling League has so far failed. They prosecuted -the Jockey Club at Newmarket Police Court on a charge of keeping betting inclosures on their property at that...

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THE DIVISION OF THURSDAY. W E need hardly say we rejoice in Mr. Fowler's success on Thursday. Mr. Goschen—who, in the absence of Mr. Balfour, led the Unionist party—was...


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I T would be unwise to exaggerate the importance of the news from Egypt, and to talk as if the fall of Nubar Pasha and his colleagues, should it take place, would necessarily be...

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W E will not say that Mr. Asquith's "consummate speech," as Sir William Harcourt called it, in reply to Mr. Chamberlain, was unworthy of him, for it was undoubtedly an...

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W E have never been more surprised than by the absence of discussion in the journals as to the war in the Far East. The incidents are reported fairly enough, though with too...

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M R. CHAMBERLAIN said truly enough, on Tuesday night, that there are no questions on which the democracy is more deeply interested than those which show how the wage-earners at...


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from the existence of God to the use of going on living ; but it is still with some surprise that we read a formal defence of corruption in the Press. The Westminster Gazette of...

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W E shall not say much about the proceedings in the Newmarket Police Court this day week. For one thing, the ground will again be gone over next week, when the case against the...

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T HE death of Lady Stanley of Alderley, practically from the wave of cold, but for which she might have reached her natural age of ninety, removes a figure from the stage of...

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T HE most popular poetry is that which makes broad and deep impressions,—not always very fine, not always very true, but always very rousing. It was this which made Byron the...

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I N May, 1866, whi!e the hulk of the Austrian forces were being assembled in Bohemia for resistance to the Prussians, the Archduke Albrecht was entrusted with the defence of the...

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T WENTY, nay fifteen, years ago, the name of Monier- Williams was familiar enough as that of a distinguished Oxford Professor and Orientalist. To-day, though the Pro- fess 3r...

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MRS. MARY THORNYCROFT. [TO TIM EDITOR OF THE "SrICCIATOR,1 in,—The facts of Mrs. Thornycroft's life, and of her career as an artist, were correctly given in detail by a...

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[To THE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR, —I wanted to visit a shepherd who was very ill, and had expressed a special desire to see me, and I was determined that the snow should...


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PUBLIC-HOUSE REFORM. [To THE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I am sure that all persons interested in this subject, and who hold, as I do, that the Bishop of Chester has got...

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[To TIM EDITOR OP THE " SPECTETHE...] Sin.—In your article in the Spectator of February 16th on " The Warning of Wei-hai-wei," you refer to the importance of our possessing an...


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SONG. 0 Luit a Queen's her happy tread, And like a Queen's her golden head ! But 0, at last, when all is said, Her woman's heart for me ! We wandered where the river gleamed...


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JowErr AND CAMPBELL'S REPUBLIC OF PLATO.* "AFTER all the pains and labour which have been bestowed upon them by English and German scholars, we cannot be said even now to have...


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[To TRH EDITOR ON Tax " SPRCT•TOZ.") Sin,—You will perhaps permit me to point out that when, as you say in the Spectator of February 161h, I preached "the gospel of Silver all...

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"Tim beauty of Bermingham, a good market towne in the extreame parts of Warwickshire, is one street going up a meane hill by the length of a quarter of a mile." So Leland wrote...

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DETAILS OF DESPOTISM.* HE would be a bold man who

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alleged that Acts of Comic I were in themselves attractive reading, or, with a few excep. tions, were historical documents of even secondary importance. Nevertheless, they...

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RECENT NOVELS.* IF we devote less space to the second

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instalment of Mr. Marion Crawford's New York family chronicle that we devoted to its predecessor, it is certainly not because we think it less worthy of careful attention or...

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THE tale of what a wicked but appropriate wag has recently christened " Reminuisances" grows apace. It is wonderful to what an extent they spread, and how the fury of setting...

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TWO BALLAD-BOOKS.* THESE are two excellent ballad-books. The first, that

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with an introduction by Mr. Lang, is a selection of a dozen ancient ballads. The second, a more comprehensive work, includes old and new, and contains a very large number of...

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London Up to Date. By G. A. Sala. (Adam and Charles Black.) —Mr. Sala reminds us that thirty-seven years ago he wrote a book about London under the title of "Twice Round the...

Samuel R therford and Some of his Correspondents. By Alexander

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Whyte, D D. (Oliphant, Anderson, and Ferrier)— This volume consists of lectures, and have something of the florid and ornate character which suits the pulpit or platform better...

The Disagreeable Dake. By Elinor Davenport Adams. (G. Allen.) —This

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"Christmas Whimsicality for Holiday Boys and Girls' is a pleasant and entertaining little fancy. Some children want a. Christmas-tree, and cannot find, even though they use most...

Engineers and their Triumphs. By F. M. Holmes. (Partridge and

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Co.)—Mr. Holmes's book, written in a very pleasant and lively style, tells the story of great engineering achievements in, four sections. These four are The Locomotive," "The...

Romantic Professions, and other Papers. By W. P. James. (Mathews

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and Lane.)—The first paper is a highly entertaining complaint of the unconquerably prosaic character of some occupa- tions. The American girl, we are told, turns up her nose at...

Cherton's Work-People. By Alfred Colbeck. (J. Clarke and Co) —Philip

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Cherton, of the firm of "Cherton Brothers, Limited," is convinced that the employers ought to help the employed. They are making great profits,—they are bound, he thinks, to...

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The Christmas Hirelings. By M. E. Braddon. (Simpkin, Marshall, and

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Co.)—" I had long wished," says Miss Braddon in her preface, "to write a story about children which should be interesting to childish readers, and yet not without interest for...

The Evolution of Tirom2n. By Eliza Burt Gamble. (G. P.

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Putnam's Sons )—Miss Gamble tells us that twelve years ago she had come to the conclusion that "the female organisation is in no wise inferior to the male." This was...

Sir Thomas Munro. By John Bradshaw, MA. (Clarendon Press.)—Few people,

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not specially acquainted with the subject, would give the name of Munro if asked for a list of "Rulers of India." In Madras, however, though he died nearly seventy years ago, it...

Opere di Dante Alighieri. Nuovamente Rivedute nel Testo da Dr.

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E. Moore. (Clarendon Press.)—This complete edition of Dante's works, both prose and verse, is a convenient and well- printed volume of 490 pages. Of these, 153 are occupied by...

Hygiene. By J. Lane Notter, M.A., and R. H. Firth.

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(Longmans.) —" We have endeavoured," say the authors in their preface, "to consider the general laws of health, the causes of disease and the means of combating them, in the...