29 APRIL 1876

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Mr. Gladstone has declared, with evident reference to Mr. Lowe's

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speech at Retford, that no communications ever passed between him and the Queen with reference to the assumption of a new title in relation to the rule of British India. If Mr....

A deputation of the West India Committee waited on Tuesday

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on Lord Carnarvon, to explain to him that the disturbances originated with the Governor, who, they said, had employed the police to disseminate exciting statements ; who had, in...


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T HE Proclamation announcing that her Majesty assumes the title of "Empress of India" appeared late on Friday evening, and Mr. Fawcett has therefore lost his last chance of...

" Disturbances " continue in Barbadoes, but as to -their

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ex- tent, consequences, or object, very little trustworthy evidence seems obtainable. The West-Indian Committee in London re- ceived on Monday a telegram from Barbadoes, dated...

We have tried elsewhere to explain the bitterness which has

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arisen between the planters of Barbadoes and the Governor, but must mention here that the contest is not between the black and white races, but between employers and emplOyed.....

The best discussion hitherto held on the women's franchise ques-

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tion came off on Wednesday in the House of Commons on Mr. For- syth's Women's Disabilities Removal Bill, when the great feature of the debate was the speech of Mr. Bright, who...

-4 ',* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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A slight change appears to have occurred in the Eastern

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question during the week. The Porte, excited by Mukhtar Pasha's tele- grams, had almost decided to invade Servia and Montenegro, and trust to the non-interference of the...

The Merchant Shipping Bill has been struggling slowly through Committee

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this week, the Government having shown, as usual, the greatest vacillation, and declared only on Thursday, through the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that they hoped they saw a...

Sir Fowell Buxton has failed in his gallant attempt to

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carry North Norfolk. If Yarmouth had been restored to its rights as a borough, he might have succeeded, but the mass of voters there who become county voters through the...

The contest between the Government of Denmark and the Radical

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party is advancing to a crisis. The King, it will be re- membered, dissolved the Folksthing, nominally because the majority refused certain votes for the national defences, but...

The Spanish Minister of Finance presented his budget on Saturday,

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the 22nd inst. He estimated the revenue at 1,26,500,000, and the expenditure at 126,100,000, including £6,880,000 for the service of the Debt. He proposes to pay off the...

The Government of France is determined to conciliate Paris, and

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to show that it believes in the Republic. Accordingly it has sanc ti one d a u n i versa l Fyhibition of Industry and Art for May 1, 1878. The Prefect of the Seine, M. Ferdinand...

The division showed a worse result for the friends of

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the wome,n's franchise than any division since the Parliament of 1868 was summoned, if we except at least the accidental triumph which the Women's franchise Bill had in 1870 in...

Lord Stratheden and Campbell called attention on Thursday night to

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the abrupt dismissal of Mr. Grignon, the successful Head Master, for twenty years back, of Foisted School, by the Trustees of that school, without a hearing, and without any...

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The Bishop of Manchester has taken his usual manly and

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fear- less course in telling his clergy and people that inefficient schools on the denominational principleare not half as useful to the people as efficient schools under School...

Keble College Chapel,—one of the most beautiful structures of modem

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England, and even of the city of Oxford itself,—was opened for divine service with much ceremony on Tuesday last,— a certain amount of gloom being, however, thrown over the...

In laying the foundation-stone of the Library, the Marquis of

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Salisbury commented on the fact that in this age of negative philosophies the first new College which Oxford has founded for a century and a half, or longer, should be devoted,...

Mr. Gladstone, in a signed notice of Lord Lyttelton which

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has appeared in the Guardian, says that while for a very few years of his life Lord Lyttelton held a paid office under the Crown,—having been Under-Secretary for the Colonies in...

The owner of the bloodhound which brought to justice Fish,

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the murderer of Emily Holland, by scenting up the chimney where the poor little girl's skull was concealed, is going, it is said, to exhibit the dog,—for which he has already...

Mr. Vaughan, at Bow Street, has before him a case

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in many respects unique. A clerk in the Dead-Letter Office recently opened a letter which struck him as so extraordinary that he re- ferred it to his superiors, who communicated...

Consols were at the West date 95t0 94

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1.11.b DISTURBANCES IN BARBADOES. W E V.h4R the exact nature . of the recent occurrences in Barbadoes, or the precise policy of the Governor— points upon which we shall have...

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T FIERE may be a little secret history behind Lord Harting- ton's singular attitude towards Mr. Fawcett and his threatened motion on the Royal Titles Bill, but on the face of...

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AV. BRIGHT'S very fine speech on Wednesday brought ill out more distinctly than any speech of recent years the fag& character of the assumption on which the agitation for the...

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ing " or short-term obligations. in fact, as far as its cash transactions are concerned, scarcey relieved itself at all. That is wretched mismanagement, inexcusable even if, as...

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GIFTS TO CONSTITUENTS. r . BATES, the Conservative Member for Plymouth,

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has found an unexpected obstacle placed in the way of his benevolent designs towards his constituents. The Dissenting Ministers of Plymouth have, as a body, refused to be the...

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THE military capacities of the Christian Principalities of Turkey are now a matter of the first importance. Are they equal to the exigencies of an armed struggle with the forces...

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T O the May number of the Fortnightly Review Professor Stanley Jevons has contributed a paper which we have read with some perplexity and much regret, maintaining—and this in...

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91 3 HE result appears to justify completely the anticipation which we formed a fortnight ago of the amount of the wealth accumulated by the millionaire of New York, Mr. A. T....

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discussed, though we do not think they have often been well explained—the cause, for instance, of the slight repulsion between a true English- man and a true American is very...

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ST. -KILDA. [TO THE EIOTOS OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—My attention has just been called to two letters in reference to the island of St. Kilda which appeared in your columns on...

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SIR,—Mr. Conway's reply seems to miss both points of Dr.. Binney's well-known retort upon the Deist. 1. The objection touched by Dr. Binney claimed that Christ- ianity, if true,...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Permit me space to inquire what is the legal remedy, if - any, against the offence of a clergyman who, while consenting to " bury...


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fro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:'] justice to the new Vicar of Morwenstow, may I be allowed to correct a statement in your paper of the 8th mat? Be did not order the stone...


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PRIMROSES. SWEET Primroses! I hold you dear, That heedless are of me ; You have no ears, my words to hear, No eyes, my gaze to see. You love the rain, that swells each bud ;...


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am very unwilling to trouble you with another letter, but your remarks on my last have rendered necessary some further explanation from me. You appear to think that what the St....

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THE SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER-COLOURS. WHATEVER truth there may be in the unchivalrous saying, "Water-colours for women, oils for men," it is certain that the former branch...


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JAN STINCES.-GEARGE Norms. , Gearge. Well, surely, that's a purty caafe, IS a black 's a cwoal : is th' wold un saafe? She looks main wicked : soa, my lass, Wall, have 'ee...

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GOD WIN AND SHELLEY.* [THIRD NOTICE.] THE circle congregated beneath Godwin's roof after his second marriage was something like a menagerie. Mrs. Clairmont brought her own...

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" WHO drives fat oxen should himself be fat" was said in jest, but in sober earnest, the critic ok a translation should himself know something of the language from which that...

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LINKED LIVES.* This is, in the first instance, a story

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of conversion to the Roman. Catholic faith, and evidently enough one written from a feeling of profound personal conviction. As regards its literary merits, there are other...

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THIS clever book raises once more the difficult question as to the use of the supernatural in modern fiction. Within what limits is it fairly permissible to authors who aim at...


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A GOOD book of travels is always pleasant to read, for those who 'have and for those who have not seen the places themselves. For amusement, as distinguished from information,...

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The One Fair Woman. By Joaquin Miller. 3 vols. (Chapman

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and Hall.)—This is a very strange book. It reminds us, in a way, of Hans Andersen's " Improvisatore." Its greatest charm, indeed, lies in the same quality which is...

Cookery for Invalids. By Mary Hooper. (Henry S. Bing and

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Ca.)— This age certainly believes in "kitchen-physic." The faith is at least as rational as any that it displaces, and beyond question, more com- fortable. Miss Hooper is justly...

The Religion of our Literature. By George MeCrie. (Hodder and

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Stoughton.) — Mr. McCrie holds that "a Calvinistk poet" is the "great desideratum of the age." And he tells us what this poet is to do. "The Cross, Calvinistically viewed, where...


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Lays front Latin Lyrics. By F. H. Hummel and A. A. Brodribb. (Longmans.)—This is a volume of translations, or rather, we should say, of paraphrases, executed with taste and...

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One in a Crowd. By Isabella Walker. 2 vols. (Charing-Cross

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Publishing Company.)—Those two volumes have the merit of being the very slenderest that we have ever seen. And as the volume, so the matter. We may apply Ovid's words, "Lapis...

Sonoof. BOOES. — Primer of Geometry, by Francis Cuthbertson, M.A., LL.D. (Blackwood

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and Sons.) The difficulties which lie at the com- mencement of Euclid deter many of the lower forms from the study of geometry, and so long as the University Local and other...