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HE war in the East is formally suspended till the 25th, and it T is probable that the armistice will be prolonged, if the Powers which are negotiating with Turkey and the...

The terms of peace proposed, but not insisted on by

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Turkey, and which it is at least understood that the Great Powers do not regard as in any way acceptable, are six, and all apply to Servia only :—(1), Prince Milan, or the...

Lord Beaconsfield delivered on Wednesday, at a dinner of the

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Royal and Central Bucks Agricultural Association, at Aylesbury, a speech on the present position of the Government with regard to the Eastern Question and the wishes of the...

On the manner and method of the speech we have

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commented so fully elsewhere, that we will only add here that Lord Beaconsfield declared the two objects of his and Lord Derby's foreign policy to be the maintenance of British...

What does it all mean ? What Lord Stratford de

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Redcliffe thinks clearly attainable, what Lord Granville and Lord Russell and Mr. Gladstone all treat as practicable, cannot be impossible for any reason but this, that neither...

General Tchernaieff, partly perhaps from the desire to allay the

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Servian jealousy of Russia and of the crowd of Russian officers and soldiers who throng the Servian camp, and partly to put an obstacle in the way of peace, had Prince Milan...

*• * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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Mr. Gladstone sent to the papers of Saturday last the

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moat effective commentary on our Eastern policy, or want of policy, whiclrlie has yet published. The organs of the Government;— the -Pall Mall and the Telegraph more...

The presentleader of the Howie of Commons evidently felt in

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a moment the necessity of putting a new face on the pur- poses of the AdMinistration, and in his speech at Edinburgh on Saturday afternoon, after insistiag on the necessity of...

Mr. Fremantle, the Conservative candidate, has succeeded in Bucldnghamshire, though

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the contest has been a very close one, —Mr. Fremantle gaining 2,725 votes against 2,539 given for Mr. Carington, and having won, therefore, by a majority of 186. At the last...

The news from Barbadoes More than justifies all our previously

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expressed opinions on the ;state of affairs in the oolony. It is clear that the narrow little oligarchy which rules the island grossly abuses its power ;• that the House of...

- Mr. - Baring's Report on the atrocities in the sandjak of

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Philip- popolis was published on Tuesday, and we have described else- where its character, and dwelt on the lessons which it teaches. We -may add that his estimate of the...

We are told now every day by the Turkish Press

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of England that the enthusiasm of the country is giving way to a more sober and rational attitude of mind. There was, however, no room for giving way, as the enthusiasm was...

Sir Stafford Northcote on general politics was not particularly instructive.

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Of course he paid a Compliment to the popular qualities and the statesmanship of Lord Beaconsfield. Of course he contended that the spirit of Conservative improvement was...

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Another outburst of the race-hatred in the Southern States has

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-occurred in South Carolina. The immediate cause of the riot was an outrage committed by two negroes on a white woman. The ruffians deserved exemplary punishment, but its...

Mr. Goschen appears to be successfully conducting the nego- tiations

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-with the Egyptian Government, which the undertook on the part of the bondholders. The report that he had induced the Khedive to cancel the Consolidation scheme not having been...

A lively correspondence has been going on all the week

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about the American medium, Mr. Slade,—of whom we gave some account last week. In Saturday's Times Mr. Ray Lankester and his friend Dr. Donkin gave an account of a visit in which...

There can be little doubt which assertion of the two

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an English jury would be disposed to believe, if there be a direct con- flict, Professor Lankester and Dr. Donkin being not only well- known men in London, but receiving nothing...

Lord Dufferin has been received most enthusiastically in British Columbia.

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During his viceroyalty he has acted on the praise- worthy principle that a ruler should see for himself every part of the dominion entrusted to his care, and he has now visited...

From the experience already gained of this year's harvest, Mr.

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Caird estimates that the wheat crop is fully 20 per cent. below the average. The fine weather of July and August improved the quality greatly, but it could not altogether repair...

On the same day, the United States was visited by

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a hurricane, leas remarkable for its severity, though that was great, than for the vastness of the area over which it swept. Altogether, we are told, more than a hundred vessels...

Consols -were on lkiday 96 to 96k.

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opponents were about as wild as to ask the House

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of Commons The only vein of indignant anger really appropriate to the and the Speaker to attend Greenwich Fair and roll themselves occasion was too stale for Lord Beaconsfield;...

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M R. BARING'S Report was published on Tuesday,—at least a month after it might well have been in the hands of the public, for anything that appears either of elaboration or of...

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1111, WAR IN 'lab TRANSVAAL. struggle upon which they were

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entering, and in which they were visibly the aggressors. Three forms of disaster were possible among the results of the Transvaal war,—the Boers might be defeated by the Kaffirs...

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W HEN we wrote about an Autumn Session a.fortnight ago, it seemed to be required by general, constitutional considerations, rather than by a pressing political necessity. At...

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B Y a curious coincidence, two statements on the Eastern Question from the year 1867 have been simultaneously published, the one in Turkey and the other in England, which have...

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T HE " dead season," when we have the most beautiful days of the whole year, and the Parka and Kensington Gardens are revelations of unsuspected loveliness, offers a favourable...

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H AS it ever struck the accurate observer of social phenomena that in times when a fresh Blue-book is issued every day, and our whole national life is laid bare in annual...

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who once wrote a panegyric on the fleecy hosiery of her childish days, as exemplified in drawers, calling them "those substantial under-vestments which we were not then ashamed...

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THOUGHTS BY THE WAY ON A BEATEN TRACK.—IL rFaom ova SPECIAL COBRESPONDEliEj Lucerne.—If I had required demonstration, as it were, by analysis and synthesis alternately, that...

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"." Sin,—Lyme Regis is a precipitous place, and associated with pre- stock of literature, and the small cipitate people. Its principal street seems, as Miss Austen says, to...

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THE BULGARIAN QUESTION - . rro.rna Roma Or ma smarms:"] Snt,—The present

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moment seems suitable for taking stock of the position which the Bulgarian question has reached. Almost every important town in the country has now held a meeting, and the...

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[TO THE EDITI38 OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sra,—Any information which throws light on the feelings of our Muhammadan subjects in India in regard to Eastern affairs may at this moment...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE Seecrriamel SIR,—I do not remember to have met with the remark that Lord Beaconsfield and the present Government, whatever they may say about their...

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TAINE'S ANCIENT REGIME.* M. TAME somewhat disappoints us. He is the victim, not of his method, but of his genius. He tells us that his plan is to scrutinise and to catalogue...


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THE past is not,—the hues in which 'tis drest Fond memory supplies ; The future is not,—hope 7 born in the breast Its fancied joys arise ; The present is not,—like the...


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HYMN BY A SMALL OFFICIAL. Arr., great Diplomacy, prim go-between, Gloved with soft fur and glib with clever cant,— With art of never saying what you mean, And skill in rarely...

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This is, in its peculiar way, a striking romance. No one will believe very implicitly in the possibility of the hero's character. A selfish, dissipated, and extravagant youth is...

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primarily intended by Mr. Stephen for students, but though it will certainly be useful to this class of readers, it is by no means fitted to be a first-book on the subject....

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(SWARD NOTIOE.1 FROM the period of Mr. Ticknor's entering upon the duties of his professorship at Harvard College in 1819, to the date of his resig- nation in 1834, his life...

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OUR PLACE AMONG INFINITIES.* No popular writer on astronomy succeeds

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so thoroughly as Mr. Proctor in conveying to our minds an idea of the vastness of Creation, the portion of the subject which he now brings before us being our own infinite...

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Intolerance among Christians. By the Hon. Albert J. W. Canning.

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(Smith, Elder, and Co).—With great respect for this writer's principles, we must protest against his style of book-making. This volume is chiefly made up of quotations from...


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The Annual Register for 1875. (Rivingtons.)—Our notice of this admirable compilation has been accidentally delayed, but come when it may, all we can say is that we have never...

Martin Laws. (Samuel Tinsley.)—The author of this book .has eons"

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mitted the fault, common enough among authors, of crowding his canvas with figures. It begins well enough. The old head master of Steenborough Grammar - School is sketched with...

The New Jerusalem and the Saved Nations. By an Oxford

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Graduate. (Elliot Stock.)—This volume is an exposition of the con- cluding chapters of the Apocalypse, and gives a description of the reign of Christ and his saints upon earth...

Principles of Plutology. By Wordsworth Donisthorpe.

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and Norgate.)—Plutology, or " the science of wealth," is, according to the author, a purely speculative and therefore an exact science, dealing solely with the laws of value,...

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Forget Thine own People: an Appeal for Missions. By E.

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J. Vaughan, D.D. (Henry S. King and Co.)—No one can read this im- passioned appeal without feeling its force, and even suffering some twinges of conscience, if he happen to have...

An Elementary Treatise on Heat. By W. Garnett, B.A. (Deighton,

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Bell, and Co.)—This comparatively new branch of science has not had so successful an elementary expositor in its history as it now finds in Mr. Garnett. Such works as Professor...