29 JULY 1882

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The proclamation of Tewfik Pasha dismissing Arabi Pasha from his

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office, and declaring that he had actcd contrary to his Prince's orders, and had refused to reinforce the forts when ordered to do so, Was issued this day week, and was couched...


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F ROM 7,000 to 10,000 Indian troops and about 22,000 British troops of all arms,-2,400 cavalry, 13,400 infantry, 1,700 horse and field artillery, 3,700 of special corps, and...

The money vote asked for is £2,300,000, of which £1,400,000

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is for the Navy, and £900,000 for the Army. This vote will, it is thought, cover the expense of the expedition to Egypt for about three months ; and as at the end of three...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to returib Manuscript in any

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The cost of the English part of the expedition, Mr.

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Gladstone, true to his strict financial principles, proposes to raise at once out of the taxation of the year,—though we are still paying off the burden left upon us by the...

The Government is not sufficiently prompt, and should send more

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light cavalry. Time is everything now ; by the middle of August Arabi will have flooded the country, and Arabi's army will be greatly profited by the Egyptian cavalry. As...

Just as we are going to press, we receive the

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news that Arabi has made overtures for peace, and proposes retir- ing to a Syrian monastery, with his full rank and pay, and similar conditions for nine of his colleagues. The...

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Lord Granville published last Saturday a despatch to Lord Dufferin,

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dated on the day of the bombardment, July 11th, giving a long and very clear summary of the events which had resulted in the bombardment of the forts. The despatch shows very...

Sir Stafford Northcote made a speech on Saturday at Charl-

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ton Park, near Greenwich, at a meeting of the West Kent and Greenwich Conservatives, of which the main drift was that Lord Beaconsfield's policy during the Russian war had been...

In the House Of Commons on the same evening, Mr.

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Gladstone founded our responsibility on the active part which the British Government had taken in inducing the Sultan to depose Ismail and to set up Tesvfik ; and on our...

Sir Charles Dilke showed how entirely we had favoured, and

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desired to favour, the development of free institutions in Egypt, so far as they were consistent with order and the authority of the Khedive whom. we were bound to support....

Sir Stafford Northcote's tone was, if anything, more decidedly hostile

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than Lord Salisbury's. He declared that our troubles in Egypt had been brought about, not by the action of the late Government, but by the action,--" if it can be called so,"—of...

In the House of Lords, on Monday, Lord Granville, in

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moving for papers, made his statement on the situation in Egypt, giving a summary of his despatch, declaring that we had the moral sup- port of Europe in what we were...

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Mr. Thomas Hughes, Q.C., has been made a County-Court Judge,—a

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post for which he is eminently fit, being not only a well-trained lawyer, but a man singularly upright and courage- ous in judgment, and with the strongest possible love of...

Yesterday week, Lord Bra,bourne—in a pompous speech, in which he

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rehearsed, amidst no slight laughter, the com- punctions which he experienced in attacking a Minister who had conferred upon him a peerage—called attention to the selections...

Consols were on Friday 100 to 100t.

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The Earl of Kimberley is to hold the Duchy of

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Lancaster for the present, without salary, which implies that Mr. Gladstone is reserving the means of recasting, to a considerable extent, his Government, before very long....

There is reason to hope that one of the Phamix

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Park mur- derers—a man of the name of Westgate, who- escaped from Swansea on board a vessel bound to one of the Spanish-Ameri- can Republics—has confessed his crime, and given...

The Arrears Bill was road a third time in the

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House of Com- mons early last Satruday morning, by a majority of 108 (285 against 177), and sent up to the House of Lords, the Emigra- tion clauses, which empower Boards of...

The chief interest of Mr. Goschen's speech was the strong

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light in which it placed the very gradual way in which foreign influence in Egypt has grown up, at the invitation of Egypt herself, and the jealousy felt of the prosperity of...

The House of Lords, at a meeting held last week,

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agreed not to reject the Arrears Bill, and accordingly they read it a second time on Thursday, without a division. It is feared, how- ever, that amendments so grave will be...

Arabi Pasha's letter to Mr. Gladstone, received through Mr. Wilfrid

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Blunt, has been published. It is hardly the kind of thing which a Mahommedan would have written, and has pro- bably been written for him by one of his European allies. It is...

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OUR POLICY IN EGYPT. T HE debates in both Houses, and, even more, the discus- sions which have been going on in the newspapers, raise the broad question of the views with which...

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T HE foreign policy of France at the present moment is one of the most curious studies of a chameleon-like Foreign Office ever submitted to the eyes of politicians. Again, in a...


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W E have not hesitated to incur a certain amount of dis- pleasure in many quarters, by our criticism on - Mr. Playfair's arbitrary course in naming, without previous warn- ing,...

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I T is quite clear that Lord Brabourne has made up his mind never to forgive Mr. Gladstone for having made him only a Peer, when he thought himself entitled to be a Cabinet...

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T HE Report of the Select Committee on the Law of Distress shows a decided, and perhaps unexpected, amount of agreement upon the expediency of retaining tlx principle, while...


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T HERE seems at last a reasonable prospect of the passing of a measure, which Mr. Mundella has brought forward during three Parliamentary Sessions, for extending the useful-...

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I S a man necessarily credulous who can be convinced by ordinary evidence of the reality of extraordinary events ? We should reply, certainly net, so long, at least, as the...

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T HE "Dramatic Seance" at the Lyceum Theatre on last Wednesday was attended by a numerous and representa- tive assembly, in which actors, actual and potential, prepon- derated....

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A MID the shifting interest which makes a library so different • a place to different readers, one department, we presume, will always keep its predominance. The...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR."] SIR,—In your review of Dr. Gatty's key to "In Memoriam," it is said that the poet cannot be identified who sang,— " That men may rise on...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") may interest those of your readers who contributed to the fund for George Wilson, the pit lad, to know that though he failed in the...


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SOLICITORS AND THE PUBLIC. . [TO TEE EDITOR or THE "SPECTATOR."] Ssa,—In your article on this subject, you have raised a very important question which well deserves the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In your illustration of the characteristic tendency of Jingoism "to exalt material interests over , moral obligations," you have...

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BOOKS A CHRONICLE OF QUENTIN DURWARD'S CORPS.* Louis XII., in his "Letters of General Naturalisation for the Whole Scottish Nation in France," said, "The institution of the...

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Tim reader must not expect in this book the full thought and vigorous expression which he has been accustomed to find in much of Mrs. Webster's previous work,--in Portraits, for...

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PROFESSOR OWEN ON BESTIARIANS.* Tn s title of this book,

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"Experimental Physiology," is sonic- what misleading. Seventy-four of its 216 pages are devoted, not to experimental physiology at all, but to attacks upon anti-vivisectors in...

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MR. FITZGERALD'S singularly frank statements are likely to amuse the reader. He tells us he has gained about £20,000 by literature, and that his writings would fill nearly one...

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Miss SARAH TYTLER had done much noticeably good work, that we pay her no slight compliment iu declaring this collection of short stories to be in some respects an advance upon...

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A WELL-KNOWN novelist has published a volume of essays, -entitled "High Spirits," by which title the writer intended to indicate, not the nature of the matter of his book, but...

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IT would be impossible to treat of such a subject as Suicide with anything like adequate talent and information—and these we may fairly attribute to Dr. O'Dea—without producing...

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Lora Macaulay, Essayist and Historian. By the lion. Albert Canning. I vol. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—This is a specimen of what, in contrast to criticism, may be called...

The Bloody Chasm,. By J. W. De Forest. (Appleton and

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Co., New York.)—This is a very pleasant story, notwithstanding its appalling title, which Mr. Do Forest has written. The" chasm" is the separa- tion between North and South...

The Imperial Dictionary. Edited by Charles Annandale, M.D. Vol. III.

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L—SCR. (Blackie and Son.)—The new volume of this great dictionary contains about a hundred pages more of letterpress than its predecessors, and while equally fresh and sound in...

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We have received the reprint of Sir John Lubbock's address

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de- livered to the British Association at York last year, under the title of Fifty Years of Science. (Macmillan and Co.)—The art of com- pressing much into a small space, and of...

Smoot, Booics.-7'he Helena of Euripides. By C. S. Jerram, M.A.

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(Clarendon Press.)—Mr. Jerram has provided upper and middle forms with an excellent edition of what he calls "a truly romantic play, full of incident." Among the good features...

The Food We Eat, Why We Eat It, and Whence

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It Came. By J. Milner Fothergill, M.D. (Griffith and Farran.)—We have no criti- clam to make on the contents of this book, considered in their rasdical aspect. Everything, as...