29 JUNE 1867

Page 1

The inquiry into the Sheffield outrages has continued all the

The Spectator

week, and every day makes the fact more clear that the " Execu- tives " of the Unions in the steel trade and brickrnaking trade either wink at or sanction all manner of...

Precisely similar was the drift of the debate on the

The Spectator

proposal to extinguish freemen as a class, now that by far the greater number of them will be included under the household-rating Suffrage. Mr. Hardcastle proposed on Monday to...

Lord Eversley, Mr. Russell Gurney the Recorder of London, Sir

The Spectator

Francis Crossley, Sir J. Duckworth, and Mr. Walter, are in- serted in the Reform Bill as the new Boundary Comrhis loners, to the general satisfaction of all parties.


The Spectator

mHE Pope delivered an allocution t&400 Bishops on the 26th inst., in which he expressed his hope that he might, at thefitting time, summon a General Connell. We have explained...

The House of Commons passed the last clause of the

The Spectator

Reform Bill on Thursday, but there remain some clauses Reposed by private members, and the schedules. The private, clauses have little chance, but there will be much debate oh...

There was a curious battle in the House last night,

The Spectator

caused by Mr. Disraeli's having taken an engagement with Mr. Denman, M.P. for Taunton, to introduce a certain clause, and then afterwards, on finding a changed temper in the...

Colonel Wilson Patten has joined the Government as Chan- cellor

The Spectator

of the Duchy of Lancaster. This is a great gain for the Government. Colonel Wilson Patten is a perfect type of the respectable, business Conservative, of judicious mind, and has...

Mr. Fawcett on Thursday made a gallant fight for his

The Spectator

proposal authorizing candidates with less than two thousand a year to stand for Parliament. Re called it, of course, a proposal to throw the returning officer's expenses on the...

Mr. Bright made an acute observation yesterday week, in criticizing

The Spectator

the constitution of the Boundary Commission as it was first proposed to the House, on the relative strength of party ties in talking members and silent members. Mr. Disraeli had...

Page 2

Mr. Lowe's claim to represent the University of London has

The Spectator

been formally put forward since our last issue by a number of graduates, chiefly medical, who affect to make light of Mr. Lowe's not being a London University man. By a letter...

Lord Russell made a good speech against the Irish Church

The Spectator

Establishment on Monday, moving for a Commission to inquire into the amount of property and revenues of the Established Church of Ireland, "with a view to their more productive...

The Master Tailors have taken a fresh and very unusual

The Spectator

step against the men. They have indicted the leading members of the men's Executive Committee for a conspiracy to restrain them in their business, and the accused have been...

The Day has been this week in the Bankruptcy Court,

The Spectator

and it appears that the paper was really started by leading Adullamites. Lord Grosvenor, Lord EU°, and Lord Lichfield subscribed 3,000/. to start it, to be repaid in a year if...

The delegates of the Trades' Unions assembled in London have

The Spectator

passed resolutions denouncing the crimes committed at Sheffield, declaring that every Union implicated must be reconstructed, putting them in Coventry till this be done, and...

it is asserted that all the stories of the Archduke

The Spectator

Maximilian's escape or banishment from Mexico are inventions, that nobody yet knows what his fate is to be, and that Mr. Seward finds the greatest difficulty in opening...

Lord Cairns, in reply, made a speech unworthy of his

The Spectator

high reputation, being a mere repetition of the stock arguments. The Irish Church, he argued, was an unbroken Church, having become Protestant when the English Church did, and...

Mr. Grant Duff made on Friday se'nnight a very excellent

The Spectator

though somewhat lengthy speech in favour of a plan for the more thorough education of Scotland. He would leave the parochial and denominational schools untouched, establish a...

Stephen J. Meaney, a Fenian, whose arrest was described by

The Spectator

the Irish Secretary as most important, has been sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude. He made a singularly eloquent speech in his own defence, declaring that Lord Naas's...

The Globe has a curious and, we think, an intelligent

The Spectator

sugges- tion for the reform of the House of Lords. It would postpone a Peer's majority as far as his seat is, concerned to thirty-one, leaving him ten years in which to strive...

The new Libel Bill has passed through Committee in the

The Spectator

Com- mons, and will, we suppose, become law without further resistance. It will, we venture to say, be denounced within five years as the most dangerous relaxation ever made in...

Page 3

There was a curious instance of Irish jealousy and of

The Spectator

Minis- terial timidity in the debate in the House of Lords on Tuesday on the Brown Trust. Mr. Brown, who was a lover of animals, left some time ago to the London University...

At the last meeting of the Council of the London

The Spectator

Working Men's Club and Institute Union, the Secretary, the Rev. Henry Say, who is, in fact, admitted to be the chief originator of these Working Men's Clubs which have done so...

Mr. Leo Schuster has published his reply to the Report

The Spectator

of the Committee of Investigation appointed by. the London, Brighton, and South-Coast Railway, who charged him with bad manage- ment and self-seeking. We have analyzed it at...

In the Stock Market during the week the prevailing character

The Spectator

has been one of extreme dullness; even Home Securities have shared in the general depression, and business in every department has been much restricted. Consols on Monday were...

Mr. Disraeli was entertained at the Trinity House this day

The Spectator

week, and in reply to the toast of Her Majesty's Ministers, congratulated Lord Stanley for about the sixth time in public on his Luxemburg guarantee treaty. He said that Lord...

Lord Houghton expressed yesterday week the embarrass- ment which a

The Spectator

great many people, both Germans and Eng- lish, feel at the view taken by the Government of the nullity of the guarantee of neutrality given by us to Lux- -emburg, in case any...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

The Spectator

on Friday week are subjoined :— Mexican • • .. 17 Spanish Passives .. 24 Do. Certificates .. 14t Turkish S par Cents., 1358 .. .. so „ 18t2 • • .. 60 Uniie ' d...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

The Spectator

off at the annexed quotations :— Friday, -Tune 21. FrIdar, Jane IS. Great Eastern . .. Great Northern .. Great Western.. .. Lancashire and Yorkshire .. London and Brighton...

Page 4


The Spectator

THE APPROACHING EVENT IN ROME. I T is more than probable, it is almost certain, that one of the strangest scenes of an age fertile in strange scenes is about to transact itself...

Page 5


The Spectator

HE Lords are supposed to be anxious to justify their constitutional position, and the debate of Monday on the Irish Church is the sign they give of their political vitality....

Page 6


The Spectator

I F Mr. Leo Schuster has failed in his management of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway, it has cer- tainly not been for want either of courage or ability. The year...

Page 7


The Spectator

V ERY few people out of Parliament know how very large a share Mr. Henley has had in the production and the final shaping of the present Reform. Bill. Mr. Disraeli, clever...

Page 8


The Spectator

T HE Daily News of Thursday, in a thoughtful but strangely timorous article, announces that it dreads the effect of Mr. Disraeli's Reform Bill. So do we, but we dread very much...

Page 9


The Spectator

IATE do not wonder at the interest with which men, and more especially men of cultivation, study the character of this man Broadhead, return to him again and again, analyze him,...

Page 10


The Spectator

MHERE is something rather striking, not to say pathetic, to our minds, in the satisfaction with which you see stout eountry lasses, who would no more think of shading their eyes...

Page 11


The Spectator

—C omits nen. Huntingfield, De Gatten, Be Challesfield, De Bramshott, De Bourne, Trussell, Apelderfield, Be Northwood (again), De Morton, De Cobham, De Consenton, Le Bland,...

Page 13


The Spectator

• THE FRENCH PLAYS AT ST. JAMES'S THEATRE. T HE Freiich plays, which began according to promise on Mon- day night, opened with no small e'clat. The pretty little theatre was...

Page 14


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —The late daring proceedings of part of the criminal popu- lation of London, which remind those old enough to have lived at the time of...

Page 15


The Spectator

THE SEVEN WEEKS' WAR" MR. HOZIER, whose letters to the Times from the head-quartets of the Prussian Army earned him such deserved reputation, has wrought up the loose material...


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I should not presume to reply to the remarks of your critic respecting my little pamphlet on "Wine and its Adulterations," if those...

Page 16


The Spectator

THE new edition of the older part of Bishop Percy's Reliques of ' Ancient English Poetry will take all but a few students by sur- prise. It would ill become us to be...

Page 17


The Spectator

THERE are some strange delusions current about the relative position of French and English Art. The French have been roundly abusing the show of English pictures at the...

Page 19

THE PEACE OF AltISTOPHANES.* Anisrornsanzs is a phenomenon unique in

The Spectator

literature. He com- bined real poetic inspiration with keen art and extravagant humour more fully than perhaps any other comedian, and he possessed also great satirical power,...

Page 20

Our Father's Business. By Thomas Gathrie, D.D. (Strahan.)—In those discourses

The Spectator

Dr. Guthrie holds up our Lord to our constant imita- tion, and teaches us how we may ho truly engaged on our Father's business. The spirit of the work is practical, and the...

The Mystery of Growth, and other Discourses. By the Rev.

The Spectator

Edward White. (Elliot Stock.)—Although Mr. White says that the discourses in this volume are not wholly disconnected from each other, there is no very evident link of unity...

Rig - Veda Sanhita. A Collection of Ancient Hindu Hymns, constituting? the

The Spectator

Fifth Book of the Rig - Veda. Translated by the late H. H. Wilson, M.A., F.R.S. Edited by E. B. Cowell, M.A. (Trtibner.)—This is the fourth volume of the late Professor Hayman...

More than a Match. A Novel. By the anther of

The Spectator

Recommended to Mercy. Three vols. (Tinsley.)—We are willing enough to recommend this novel to mercy, but we cannot give it a more favourable verdict. It is very loose and...

The Crown Peerage for 1867. Compiled by Edward Walford, M.A.

The Spectator

(Hardwicke.)—Of making many peerages there is no end, and much study of them is weariness of the spirit. But Mr. Walford's compact little book is extremely useful, as it gives...

The Sermon . on the Mount. By the Rev. Walter C.

The Spectator

Smith, M.A. (Edinburgh : Edmond= and Douglas.)—Of the contents of this volume Mr. Smith says modestly, "They are simply ordinary congregational lectures, which have had the...

The Resurrection and the Sabbath ; or, the Rest of

The Spectator

the Seventh Day. (Westerten.)—The most remarkable thing about this book is that the- author should have kept it more than twelve years in manuscript. It is one of those strange...

A System of Biblical Psychology. By Franz Delitzsch, D.D. Trans-

The Spectator

lated from the German, by the Rev. Robert Ernest Wallis, Ph.D.. (Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark).—In making this translation, Mr. Wallis has had to contend with peculiar...

Liter Librorum: its Structure, Limitations, and Purpose. A Friendly Communication

The Spectator

to a Reluctant Sceptic. (Longman.) — This new vindica- tion of the Bible is written from the point of view of liberal Chris- tianity, which neither abandons all that is...


The Spectator

The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill. With a memoir by James Hannay. (Bell and Daldy.)—Messrs. Bell and Daldy are reissuing the "Aldine Edition of the British Poets," with,...

Page 21

A Supplement to the Old Testament ; or, an Endeavour

The Spectator

towards the Recovery of the Book of Alm. By Alex. Vance. (Printed for private circulation for the author, by George Phipps.)—As Mr. Vance has done us the compliment of sending...

The Pill Book; or, Pills, Boluses, Globules, Grains and Granules,

The Spectator

Phannacopoeial, Hospital, and Magistral; their Preparations, Formulas, Doses, Leading Uses and Synonyms, including Quack Medicines. By Arnold J. Cooley. (Hardwioke.)—Wo think it...

The Common Sense of English Orthography. By E. Jones. (Pitman.)

The Spectator

—Like many other critics and teachers, Mr. Jones has been scandalized and embarrassed by the anomalies of the English language. He comes forward boldly with a short...