25 AUGUST 1894

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But it was renewed in a fierce all-night sitting on

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Monday, when the help of the Welsh and English malcontents was invited and bestowed, Mr. Sexton and Mr. Dillon thundered against the Lords, and asserted the perfect...


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T HE clouds are still thick over Corea. During the week there have been plenty of rumours, but very little authentic news. For example, it was declared at the beginning of the...

The Session closes to-day, and a very barren Session it

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has been. The Budget has been its greatest achievement, and doubtless, if the principle of graduated Death-duties which Sir William Harcourt has introduced be cautiously and...

The Dgbats of Thursday is responsible for an interesting piece

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of news. It announces as certain that King Humbert has decided to establish a Viceroyalty in Sicily, and to give the post to his son, the Prince of Naples. It is also stated...

The Irish Parliamentary party do not appear to distinguish between

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the best policy for making themselves feared by Par- liament and Parliamentary statesmen, and the best policy for winning over the popular vote at a General Election. They have...

* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

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The North German Gazette of Monday publishes an im. portant

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article on the relations between France and Germany, an article of which the Berlin correspondent of the Times remarks that since 1870 "such a conciliatory tone has probably...

On Tuesday night the skirmish was renewed, but with less

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vigour, and terminated at 2 o'clock. On this occasion Mr. Morley was left in charge of the House and was made the spokesman of the Government, on the ground that he had been the...

Things are moving in Bulgaria. M. Zankoif, the former Bulgarian

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Minister, who fled. his country during M. Stam- bouloff's regime—somewhat after the manner of Bolingbroke during the time of Walpole—has come from St. Petersburg, and is...

On Monday, Lord Stanmore, one of Mr. Gladstone's last Peers,

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but one who rewards himself for previous fidelity by considerable independence, heckled Lord Kimberley in the House of Lords on the subject of Uganda. He was very anxious that a...

In the same speech, Sir Edward Grey made important. announcements

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in regard to our relations with France, both concerning Siam and Africa. The Siamese Blue-book, he pointed out, brought out clearly that the British Govern- ment had never...

The Deutsche Revue gives some interesting particulars as to Prince

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Bismarck's scheme for forming Alsace-Lorraine into a Federal State under the hereditary Sovereignty of each suc- cessive German Crown Prince. In 1878, the subject was discussed...

On Friday, August 17th, when the Foreign Office Vote was

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under discussion, Sir Charles Dllke raised certain questions connected with the Niger Company. The Company's monopoly was so close that they would not even allow the...

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Thursday's Times contains the announcement that the water of the

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Gohma Lake is now only 10 ft. below the top of the dam, and at any moment w t L. hear that the over- flow has begun, It is as wall, then, to may our readers what is happening...

Mr. Herbert Gladstone, as First Commissioner of Works, informed the

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House on Monday night that "no series of historical personages could be complete without the inclusion of Cromwell," and though he had no sum at his disposal for de- fraying the...

The current issue of Notes from Ireland reprints from the

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-Daily Express a most amusing letter signed " Patrick Murphy," and dated from " Skuhanugh." The letter shows the sort of problems which would have arisen had that ill-...

On Saturday, a representative meeting of evicted tenants was held

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at Cork to consider their position in view of the action of the Lords in rejecting the Bill intended to relieve them. A resolution was passed asking that, before Parliament...

Mr. A. Acland, the Vice-President of the Council of Educa-

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tion, made his annual statement on Tuesday, and gave a satisfactory account of the working of the Free Education Act. He asked for £8,500,000, a large increase on the Esti-...

In the discussion on Irish education on Tuesday night, an

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amusing suggestion was made by Mr. Knox, that what Irelp no! wanted was an "innocent" history of Ireland, that is, one which could be read by Catholics and Protestants alike,...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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New Consols (21) were on Friday, 1024-1021.

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" FILLING UP THE CUP." A CCORDING to perhaps the ablest of the Ministerial journals, the great task of this Session has been, and the great task of next Session should be, the "...

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F EW things are more interesting and few things more obscure than the politics of Asia, and yet nothing is of more importance to the people of the United Kingdom. The Empire, if...

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T HE Session which ends to-day may be said to be the first in which we have really tasted the true flavour of democracy, and learned what it is really like. We have had our...

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been opening its columns to one of those dangerous and ingenious men who dream gigantic schemes for remodelling our whole foreign policy, and relieving ourselves in an instant...

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I F there is one charge which is more frequently levelled against Great Britain than another, it is that of un- bounded selfishness in her foreign relations. Among our...

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INDIA AND HER FRIENDS. T HE three nights, more or less,

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which were given to the Indian Budget last week, furnish a useful illustra- tion of the real worth of that Parliamentary sympathy from which the Indian peasant is bidden to...

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A SECOND endeavour to introduce State Socialism into Switzerland has failed even more signally than the recent attempt to procure the " initiation " of a law for providing...

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W HENCE comes the passion for cycling P What makes those who once take to the sport of the " scorching wheel" as passionate in the pursuit of their new pastime as— well, say...

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O UTSIDE a grey stone cottage by a weir in a southern county there is a group of blood-red hollyhocks growing in careless abandonment with a glorious richness unknown in a...

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T HE preservation of scenery, by making "natural pictures" a kind of public property, to be preserved and kept for the resthetic enjoyment of the people, just as paintings are...

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priated, and from Mr. Courtney the most memorable warning of

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his most memorable speech! Mr. Courtney, I notice, troubles you not a little. In despair, apparently, of some better explanation of his independence, you say he "likes to stand...


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[To TIER EDITOR OF TUN " filDROTATOR."] SIR,—May I enter a word of protest against the substance of many articles which are now going the rounds of the Press on this subject P...


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[To TON EDITOR OF Tut " OFRICTATOR,"] SIB, —Your correspondent, "A Family Solicitor," in the Spectator of August 11th, has gratified your wish expressed in your review of Mr....


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Sen,—In my short letter in the Spectator of August 18th, I fear I let brevity lapse into obscurity. By saying that the ballot had ceased to exist, I merely meant that, at...

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OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, —Will you kindly allow me to correct two statements made by your reviewer of my book, " The Primitive Church and the See of Peter," which appeared in...


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[To THE EDITOR or THE " SPECTATOR.") think the following may interest your readers. While staying with my father in Worcestershire this week, he told us the following story at...


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[To THE. EDITOR Or TEE " &ROTATOR."] Stn.,—As a member of the Cobden Club, I trust you will allow me a short space to expose the great unfairness of Mr. Round's attacks in the...

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HONOUR, NOT HONOURS.* (And so you do not yet attain, Your brows are not yet crowned. There is a summit still to gain Before success is found P Yet should you all indeed Have...


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MR. MONK11017SE ON BOOKS AND PLAYS.f THE principal position of Mr. Monkhouse is that of a pursuer of the cult of George Meredith. The way in which that singular writer,...

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WOMANKIND IN RANCH LIFE.* Maros has been said and written

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lately of the troubles of the single woman, the bonds of convention that compass her about, her yearning for greater freedom, and her fixed inten- tion to revolt against the...

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PIONEERS OF SCIENCE.* ASTRONOMY being the most noble of the

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sciences, the great pioneers of science are essentially the men who have made great discoveries in the cause of astronomy. Moreover, being immeasurably the oldest science, the...

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THE EXCHEQUER ROLLS OF SCOTLAND.* THE historical period covered by

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this portly volume ought to have an exceptional interest for all Scotchmen who know that dullness in annals is not always the same as unfruitfulness, but sometimes, at all...

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says Professor Bury in his preface, to " bridge the gap between The Students' Rome and The Students' Gibbon." He complains that the historical knowledge of men, otherwise well...

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RECENT NOVELS.* DESPITE certain recent assaults, the three-volume novel—so far

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at any rate as quantity is concerned—seems to be holding its own. The trios of smartly attired tomes come in with the familiar regularity, and the pile on the reviewer's table...

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Convivial Caledonia. 13y Robert Kenapt. (Chapman and Hall.) — The fuller title of this volume is "Inns and Taverns of Scotland and some Famous People who have Frequented...

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Made in _France. By. H. C. Banner. (T. Fisher Unwirt.)—

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"French Tales Retold with an United States Twist" is Mr. Runner's sub-title, and he gives some four or five pages of explanation. The originals of his stories are to be found in...

On the Original Inhabitants of Bharatavarea or India. By Gustav

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Oppert, Ph.D. (Archibald Constable and Co.)—This is a bulky volume, containing an enormous amount of information concerning the languages, religion, and superstitions of the...

Handbook of Gad-Mining. Illustrated. By Henry Louis. (Mac- millan.)—This is

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an exhaustive guide to the theory and practice of gold-milling, with the necessary adjuncts of amalgamation, calcination, cyaniclation, and assaying. The most important part,...

A Study in Municipal Government. By James Pollard. (Black- wood

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and Sons.)—This volume, a "second edition, revised," gives an interesting account of the Corporation of Berlin. "They manage these things better," if not in France, certainly...

A Sketch of the We and Character of Sarah Acland.

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Edited by Isambard Brunel. (Seeley and Co.)—Mrs. Acland was a well- known and much-beloved person in Oxford during the years 1845-7S. At the beginning of that period, hers was...

The Gardens of Scripture. By the Rev. J. Charles Cox,

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LL.D. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—Dr. Cox has put together in this volume six sermons, or "meditations" as he prefers to call them, on various gardens mentioned in...

More about Names. By Leopold Wagner. (T. Fisher Unwin.) -

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Those deficient in the more elementary general knowledge, we mean the knowledge that everyday life should inculcate, will undoubtedly find Mr. Wagner's book useful. To us it...

Big - Game Shooting. By Clive Phillipps-Wolley, with contribu- tions by Sir

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Samuel W. Baker, W. C. Oswell, F. J. Jackson, Warburton Pike, and F. C. Salons. Vol. I. Illustrated. "The Badminton Library." (Longmans & Co.)—Some of the most noted names in...

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Inscrutable. By Estue Stuart. (Bliss, Sands, and Foster.)— Miss Esme

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Stuart has certainly accomplished the feat of making a tangle which no one will be able to unravel without help. The relations of Lancelot Dighton, Garrick Bloodworth, and Hilda...

Electro-Magnetism and the Construction of Dynamos. By D. C. Jackson.

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(Macmillan.) — Text-books on the construction of dynamos are always welcomed now ; the dynamo is the most important engine the mechanical engineer has to construct nowa- days....

The first volume of The Miscellany of the Scottish History

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Society —which, like all the other productions of the Society, is printed at the University Press of Edinburgh by Messrs. T. and A. Constable —is made up of odds and ends,...

Ladies in the Field: Sketches of Sport. Edited by the

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Lady Greville. (Ward and Downey.)—Why not " Women " ? If " ad- vanced" members of the fair sex desire to emulate men in their amusements, their vices, and their slang, they...

Essays, Addresses, and Lyrical Translations. By the late Thomas Campbell

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Finlayson, D.D. With a Biographical Sketch by I. S. Wilkins, LL.D. (Macmillan.)—T. C. Finlayson was born in Glasgow, and after being educated at the High School and the...