28 OCTOBER 1882

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Mr. Gladstone, who was in great force, and dealt with

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Lord Randolph Churchill's solemn indictment with wonderful ease and gaiety, quite assented to the Constitutional principle laid down by Speaker Shaw-Lefevre (Lord Eversley) and...


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O N Friday afternoon, a kind of panic appeared to prevail in Lyons, the respectable classes expecting, it is said, an out- break of the Socialist kind. The report requires...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any case.

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As regards precedent, Mr. Gladstone pointed out that the course

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he had taken was supported by a very sufficient pre- cedent. In 1820, the Appropriation Act having received the Royal Assent on July 20th, the House adjourned to August 21st; on...

Parliament met on Tuesday, after the adjournment ; but in

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the House of Lords, Lord Granville only gave notice of his in- tention to move, on Thursday, a vote of thanks to the com- manders, officers, and men of Her Majesty's Forces in...

France is said to be threatened with a dynamite conspiracy,

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which may become important in European politics. The miners of Montceau , near Macon, oppressed, as they thought, by a pions manager, attacked. the church and other buildings,...

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Votes of thanks to the Army and Navy were moved

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on Thursday in the House of Lords by Lord Granville, and in the House of Commons by Mr. Gladstone. Both made long and cordial speeches, marked, in Lord Granville's case, by a...

Sir Stafford Northcote languidly supported Lord Randolph Churchill, asserting that

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in 1820 the House of Commons had completed its own business, and was only waiting for the Bill of pains and penalties from the House of Lords. But if so, it had, not completed...

Three or four attempts were made in the two Houses

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to " draw " the Ministry on Egypt, but they were hardly serious, and entirely failed. Lord Salisbury, in the Peers, very cleverly assumed that a recent saying of Mr. Courtney...

It is worth notice that the objection made to entrusting

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the Chairman of Ways and Means with all the powers of the Speaker for the closure of debate, brings out very strongly the wisdom, on which we have always insisted, of entrusting...

The trial of Arabi, the only item of Egyptian news

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which appears to interest correspondents, who tell us literally nothing that occurs in Cairo, does not advance. Having secured European Counsel, one of whom, Mr. Broadley, we...

Mr. Gladstone's subsequent resolution, that Procedure should take precedence of

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all other business, on those days on which it should have been set down by - alb Government, was not much opposed by Sir S. Northcote, and carried, after a shriek or two from...

A very serious incident has occurred in the Soutlau. The

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Egyptian Government has received information from the Governor of Khartoum that the "False Prophet" there, who was arrested in 1879, took advantage of the contest with. Arabi to...

The Procedure debate on Thursday, after the Vote of Thanks

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was over, was marked only by one feature. Mr. Gladstone con- seated to exclude expressly the Chairmen of Grand Committees, 'pr- of any Committee but the Committee of the whole...

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Deep anxiety has been felt as to the fate of

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Mr. Palmer, the learned Professor of Arabic, best known, perhaps, to our readers as the author of a splendid monograph upon Haroun el Raschid- He was employed by Government to...

The "outrage at Duneoht," the theft of the body of

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the late Earl of Crawford, has been explained, though in an imperfect way. Charles Soutar, a discharged rat-catcher on the estate, has from the first hinted at a knowledge of...

The religious census of Victoria, in which every one has

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been at liberty to enter his religion in any manner which best pleased his fancy, is a very curious document. Of 862,346 persons, very nearly 300,000 (i.e., 299,542) return...

The Farmers' Alliance held their annual conference on Mon- day,

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and passed unanimously some very strong resolutions. They declared that Sir T. Acland's Bill for making tenancy secure, and Mr. Chaplin's, must be rejeoted ; and that even the...

It is stated in telegrams from POMO that the Pope

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is favourably inclined towards a proposal for the beatification and. It is stated in telegrams from POMO that the Pope is favourably inclined towards a proposal for the...

In the singularly fine sermon preached by the Dean of

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St. Paul's at St. Mary's, Oxford, on the 15th inst.,---the sermon suggested by the death of Dr. Pusey,—the Dean described the leader of the High Anglicans as a true "servant of...

Console were on Friday 102 to 102k.

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At the Chelsea Embankment, on Thursday, Professor Tyndall unveiled Boehm's

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bronze statue of Carlyle. After making an 'eloquent speech on Carlyle's genius and character, he said that no man of his day threw so much of resolution and moral elevation into...

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THE NEW OBSTRUOTIVES. T HE Conservatives have not opened their campaign with tact. During this week, they have openly assumed the attitude of mere obstructives, and have even...


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'I T is not very easy to make out why the Tories, and a few nominal Liberals, like Mr. Welter, oppose the Closure of debate by a simple majority, with the anger, not to say...

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T HE Government are evidently determined not to explain their plans for the government of Egypt until they have been much more fully matured. Neither Lord Granville nor Mr....

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T HE remarkable letter of the Times' Philadelphia Corre- spondent, published on Tuesday, illustrates what is believed in America to be the greatest or, at least, the most...

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Tlir FRENCH PLAN FOR TUNIS. T HE Times' Correspondent in Paris

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has certainly an adequate idea of his own position in politics, and some- times deserves a little of the ridicule so plentifully showered on him ; but he is well informed, and...

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SCHOOL-BOARD FINANCE. T HE meeting to prepare for the School-Board Elections

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which was held at the Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, on Monday was in several ways a remarkable one. It was opened by an excellent speech from Sir John Lubbock, a speech in...

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1TE SSRS. LONGMAN'S spirited attempt to issue a Maga- zine for sixpence which may fairly compete with, and, if possible, excel in intrinsic worth as well as popularity, Maga-...

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L ORD CRANBORNE, the eldest son of the younger branch of the Cecils, the branch of which Lord Salisbury is the head, came of age on the 23rd inst., and the journals, with the...

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" W OSS P'' I cannot bring myself to believe that this is a proper expression for any respectable person to use to another, in an unmodified form. Yet " woss," distinctly...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " BPECTATOR.1 SIR,—The facts brought forward and remarked upon in your- article on "The Coward Science" form a danger-signal, which the public at their...


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THE DANGER OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The proposal to form a Society for the investigation of the unaccountable phenomena which...


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THE " SPEOTATOR,1 SIR,—The writer of an article on "The Politics of Culture," its your number of October 21st, attributes to John Stuart Mill the "assumption that the Tories are...

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ALFRED STEVENS.* IT is a considerable satire upOn the present fashion for Art and pretence of Art culture, that the name of one of the most earnest and certainly the most...


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[To THE EDITOR 05' THE "SPECTATOR."] 'SIR,—Your reviewer, when noticing Miss Fothergill's new novel, in your issue of the 21st inst., states that for the first time he formed...

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TUNIS, PAST AND PRESENT.* . THERE was ample room for a good book about Tunis, and there can be no doubt that Mr. Broadley was the man to write it. Not only was he the...

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ONE point is much in this author's favour,—he does not echo any modern poet, be is free from the vulgarities of literary fashion. If hie poems are sometimes bald, they are never...

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THE Pall Mall Gazette deprecates the inquiry into the authen- ticity of ghost stories promised by the "Psychical Research" Society, for fear it should encourage sensible people...

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Tax central conception of this entertaining book, which we are somewhat late in noticing—the conception of a state of society in which the usual relations of the sexes are...

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'The Epistle of Paul to Philemon, an Exposition for English

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Readers. By the Rev. A. H. Drysdale, M.A. (Religious Tract Society.)--This small book contains an introduction—so good, that we imagined it might prove the best part of the...

l'irst Aid to the Injured. Five Ambulance Lecturoa by Dr.

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Friedrich Esmarch, Professor of Surgery at the University of Kiel, Translated from the German by H.R.II. Princess Christian. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—This is a very simple, very...

The Fields of Great Britain. By Hugh Clements. (Crosby Lock-

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wood and Co.)—The author of this volume has taken considerable pains in gathering together from well-known works on agriculture, on agricultural chemistry, and on food, a...

Thirty Years, being poems, new and old, by the Author

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of "John Halifax, Gentleman." (Macmillan.)—These poems have all, we suppose, appeared before in magazines, or in some other fugitive fashion. A few of the earlier ones we well...


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The Quarterly Review. (John Murray.)—The depressed condition of the Conservative party at the present moment may account for, and even excuse, the dismal dullness of the October...

Plant Life. (Marshall japp and Co.)—Here are fourteen chapters on

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various selected subjeots connected with the forms, the functions, and the history of plants. We cannot discover the anther's name, but we may recommend this anonymous writer's...

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The Poor Law. By T. W. Fowle, M.A., Rector of

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Islip. (Mac. millan and Co.)—The literature of the Poor-law is very considerable, and is to be found in many books, by no means all of which are easily accessible. Mr. Fowls has...

Three Hundred Outlines of Sermons on the New Testament. (Hodder

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and Stoughton.)—There is no explanatory preface to this volume. We do not, therefore, know by what process it has been compiled. It contains three hundred tiny sermons, by...

Indicate the nature of this work. Not that the volume

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is great in size, for Mr. Wallace has condensed his argument within a very com- pact compass ; but that the issues raised and the proposal made are far too important to be...

Legends of My Bungalow. By Frederick Boyle. (Chapman and rfall.)—This

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is an intelligent and amusing collection of stories, founded on the experience of that modern Ulysses, the war corre- spondent of a newspaper. Mr. Boyle strings his " legends "...

History of England, for Schools. By E. Neville Johns. (Isbistor.)

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—The nature of this book leads us to suppose that it is intended for National schools, and if so, it should be fairly successful. Its styli) is rather too juvenile to warrant...