26 AUGUST 1882

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The Porte's negotiation with Lord Dufferin for the conclusion of

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a m ili , e-ry convention , which is, we trust, never to come into operation, continues, and the last demands said to have been made on England are these,—that the Turkish...

Another very malignant murder was committed at Scarteeu, near Killarney,

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on Sunday, by a party of " Moonlighters." John Leahy, an old man of great respectability, who had been a sort of bailiff under Lord Kenmare, but bad latterly given up all...

In Maamtrassna, however, they have certainly overdone this terror, and

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excited nothing but horror, and a determination to throw off the yoke. It appears that a farmer of Cappanacreeha, about four miles from Maamtrassna, heard the barking of dogs on...


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irr is now clear enough,—as we hinted last week,—that Sir Garnet Wolseley did not intend to make anything but a feint on Aboukir. The ships steamed into Aboukir Bay only to...

Of the march of the Indian troops from Suez there

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is as yet no intelligence, though a few of the Highlanders have come down the Suez Canal as far as Ismailia. The telegraph line between Suez and Ismailia has been cut, no doubt...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in, anycase.

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One of the most frightful massacres which Ireland has yet

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witnessed was reported here this day week as 'having happened in the county of Galway, on the night of Thursday week. The family of a wretchedly poor, industrious peasant, John...

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Mr. Cavendish Bentincls, speaking on Monday, at White- haven, revealed

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to his admiring audience that it was he himself who had suggested to Sir Stafford Northcote that witty application of the phrase used by one of the Witches in Macbeth, — " A...

We regret to see a very unexpected, and, as it

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seems to us, a very ill-advised letter from Sir Charles Gavan Duffy to Mr. Gray (the High Sheriff), in which, after remarking somewhat peremptorily on the Crown's challenges,...

The discussion has been going on all the week as

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to the charges brought by Mr. O'Brien in the Fi-ecrnan's buried 1 against the jury in Hynes's case, for intemperance on the night before the verdict. For our own parts, we do...

Sir Stafford Northcote made a little speech at Bournemouth, on

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Monday, in which he encouraged his followers to believe that the Conservative part is not yet "played out," and that the Conservatives have still a great work to do in political...

Mr. Parnell has established a Labour League, the object of

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which is to be to win for the Isiah labourers advantages propor- tionate to those gained for the Irish farmers. The labourer is to have his plot of ground and his decent...

Sir Stafford Northcote also made a querulous little speech at

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Weymouth on Thursday. He congratulated the town on Mr. Gladstone having paid it a visit, without having done it any damage at all. He could not help thinking that if, in passing...

Mr. Trevelyan, the Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, has

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been making some good speeches in Ulster. He has declared, in the most explicit way, at Belfast, that "the fixed policy of the present Irish Government is to draw a deep line...

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Dr. Siemens showed that there are many "waste products" which,

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instead of being turned to profit, are turned to very posi- tive loss. Thus he estimated the weight of the soot in the pall hanging over Loudon on a winter's day—might he not...

In General Ducrot, who died last week, France has lost

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one of the most sagacious of the Generals of the Second Empire, though not one whom the Republicans would have been at all likely, or, indeed, well advised, to forgive for his...

Consols were on Friday to 9911.

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Dr. Siemens delivered the inaugural address to the British Association

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on Wednesday at Southampton. He took for his main subject the effect of the search for practical applications of science in widening the sphere of knowledge itself, showing, for...

It is impossible, however, even, to touch half the points

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of interest in Dr. Siemens' very popular address. He does not believe that the electric light will at all supersede gas, though it will have a great future of its own. He does...

We have got September in August,—not a little rain with

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that slight chill and crispness in the air which make the autumn morn- ing and evening so invigorating,—and it is to be feared that we may have October in September; but for all...

Dr. Siemens had also an interesting word to say on

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the con- struction of vessels. He believed that by the use of "mild steel," a material much lighter than iron, and, therefore, allow- ing of a much larger freight, the dangers...

The welcome news has coma this week that Mr. Benjamin

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Leigh Smith, of the Eira ' exploring expedition, with his crew, numbering twenty-five in all, were landed safely at Peter- head last Saturday, by the steam whale-ship Hope,'...

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EGYPT. S IR GARNET WOLSELEY'S rapid dash on the Suez Canal has made a brilliant commencement to his cam- paign, and secured him a base of operations much more con- venient in...

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S IR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE, in his short speech at Bournemouth, while taking up the line of extreme moderation and reticence in relation to the sins of a Govern- ment which he is...

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MR. PARNELL'S POLICY. , M R. PARNELL is starting a new agitation.

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He finds the Land Act cutting the ground from under his Land League, and has therefore undertaken a Labour League, to supply its place. In his speech on Monday, and in the...

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T HE three years after which the contumacious defendant in a suit instituted under the Public Worship Regulation Act is deprived by effluxion of time came to an end in Mr....

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T HE fair way to test the merits of the present and the late Government respectively is to compare their achieve- ments with the state of affairs which each inherited from its...

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T HE paper entitled "A Cry from the Indian Mahom- medans " which is published in the current number of the Nineteentg Century, deserves a more detailed examination than the...

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T HE Pall Mall Gazelle of Monday has an account of the points in English life which seem to strike the Zulu Chiefs most. But of Cetewayo it says that, though "he has all the...

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O NLY those who have done much correction of the press for the vsorke of other persons can realize the possibility of reading a book, paying attention to every jot and tittle,...

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"SPOILING THE EGYPTIANS." [To T1M EDITOR OF TUE "SPECTATOR.1 Sin,—There will not be two opinions about the partisanship, as you have well explained, of the two pamphlets which...

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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPEOTATOR.1 Sin,—May I be allowed to say a few words upon an interesting criticism on Mr. Shorthouse's preface to "The Temple," that appeared in the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—Your discriminating analysis of Mr. Gladstoiae's un- popularity among certain of the upper classes tempts me to a d d a word, if I may,...

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[To THE EDITOR or THE " SPEOTATOR."] SiR, — It is clear, from the letters I have received on the above subject, that it excites a considerable amount of interest in many of your...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 STR, — It may be worth while to carry on the induction in which the two narratives supplied by Miss Cobbe and Mr. Hens- leigh Wedgwood are...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " EPEOTATOR."3 SIO, — As a parallel to Miss Cobbe's and Mr. Hensleigh Wedgwood's stories concerning a glimpse of the other side of the gulph, contained in...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] S111,---In your issue on the 12th instant, a correspondent states that Mr. Tennyson admitted he had forgotten what poet he referred to in...


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SIR,—While an old inhabitant of the parish, a bricklayer, was with me to-day, I drew the talk to the tolling of the death-bell„ and presently said, "How many tellers make a man...


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[To THE BDITOR OF THE " ErEaTATOR."] Sin,—Allow me to point out that there is nothing in Royal rank to deprive its holders and their families of any advantage derivable from...


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[To TEE EDITOR OF THE " BPECTATOR,"] SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. Powell, is in error, when he states the original word to be " taler," and has misapprehended the meaning of the...


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MRS. OLIPHANT'S LITERARY HISTORY OF ENGLAND, 1790-1825.* THIS is a very difficult book to estimate. At once brilliant and uncertain, now containing as bright and true a...

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• ONE OF "US."*

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TlIE scarcity of both wit and laughter in these days is generally admitted, and is felt by none more keenly than by novel-readers who possess any discrimination at all. They...

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MR. HuonEs has given us in the Memoir of Daniel Macmillan a book of very great interest in two ways. For one thing, it is a good example of a kind of life which will always have...

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VICE VERSA.* Mn. ANSTEY deserves the thanks of everybody for

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showing that there is still a little fun left in this world ; and the world is grateful to him, as the rapid success of his little book, now in its fifth edition, shows. It is...

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THE MINISTER'S SON.* As Miss Stirling is a recruit of

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not long standilig in the army Of suppliers of fiction, it will not be amiss to preface the present notice with a word as to her style and promise for the future. She certainly...

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A Complete Guide to the Game of Chess, from the Alphabet to the Solution and Construction of Problems. By H. F. L. Meyer. (Griffith and Farran.)—This is rather a fantastic guide...

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I True Story of the Western Pacific in 1879.1880. 13y

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Hugh Hastings Romilly. (Longmaus.)—A very curious story this is, and as Mr. Romilly pledges his word for its truth and gives all the oir- curnstances, well worth notice. The...