30 DECEMBER 1882

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• THE accounts of M. Gambetta's health have become alarming. He wounded himself recently in the hand with a revolver, :and although the wound healed, the symptoms of...

The Bishop of Truro has accepted the Archbishopric of Canterbury,

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and, as he will be a very young Archbishop—only fifty-three—his administration of the Primaoy, if it is successful at all, will probably be memorable. Dr. Benson enters on his...

Social gossip has, as usual, made merry over the delay

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of Dr. Benson in accepting the Primacy, as if such coyness could only be the result of a conventional reluctance to accept ecclesias- tical sway. In reality, however, quite...

The recast of the subordinate offices is not yet complete.

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It is obvious that a successor in the Commons must be found for Sir Charles Dilke as Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and rumour speaks of Lord Edmund Fitzmaurice as that...

Sir Charles Dilke has accepted the Presidency of the Local

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Government Board, while Mr. Dodson, who has resigned that post, has accepted the Duchy of Lancaster, so that the Cabinet now consists of seven Commoners and seven Peers,—Mr....

The Bishop of Manchester explained in a long letter to

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Sir Percival Heywood, which appeared in the newspapers of yester- day week, his reasons for refusing to institute Mr. Cowgill to the living of Miles Platting. These reasons were...

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

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But what disappoints us so deeply in the conduct of

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Dr. Fraser is that, both Mr. Mackonochie and Mr. Suckling bavink been instituted in the Diocese of London into new livings, without any attempt to obtain from them pledges to...

It is stated that Lord Dufferin, in framing a scheme

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for local Courts in Egypt, has come across the difficulty of the Capitulations. Each Power in Egypt, as in Turkey, protects and tries its own subjects, and though they would...

On December 27th, all the kingdoms, States, municipalities, and separate

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classes within the dominions of the House of Haps- burg forwarded congratulations to the Emperor on the six- hundredth anniversary of the dynasty, which dates as a reign- ing...

The " Belt Case," the suit of Mr. Belt, sculptor,

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against Vanity Fair, for saying he was an impostor who traded on the work of other men, ended on Thursday in a verdict for the- plaintiff, with £5,000 damages. This is a most...

Sheffield, and indeed the whole North, has been interested in

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the disappearance of Mr. H. E. Houle, Classical Master at Wesley College, Sheffield. Mr. Heazle, a spectacled student of twenty-seven, five feet seven inches in height, and of...

The Times publishes a full account of the new Rent

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legisla- tion proposed for Bengal. It appears from this that the peasantry have recently shown symptoms of disaffection, pro- duced by the constant efforts of the landholders to...

The French Chamber, on Wednesday, granted the Govern- ment a

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credit of £1,250,000 for the occupation of Tunis, and the establishment of French tribunals, The motion was re- sisted by the Ultras, who demanded an immediate evacuation,...

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A correspondent of the Times calls for further precautions against

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fire, and produces tables showing that while the losses by fire in a few civilised States amount to nearly £63,000,000 a year, those of the United Kingdom alone exceed...

A terrible accident occurred at Bradford, on Thursday, at 8.10

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a.m. A chimney, 250 feet high, situate in a crowded suburb, suddenly fell, some stonework in the centre giving way, so that an immense length of chimney fell sheer like a solid...

The congratulatory style in which our contemporaries chronicle the fact

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that M. Pasteur has inoculated two hundred animals with rabies,—ono of the most frightful of all diseases to the sufferer,—without, as it would seem, the slightest reason to...

Bank Rate, 5 per cent.

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Console were on Friday 1001 to 101 es. div.

Mr. Davitt, at Limehouse, on Thursday, charged the/English with governing

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Ireland on principles which he considered were characterised chiefly by " educated ignorance." By this he meant principles derived, not from knowledge, but from superficial...

The Standard has again asserted plainly that both Russia and

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England have arranged to reopen diplomatic relations with the Vatican. The statement, as regards Russia, is premature, though M. de Giers has arrived at some modue vivendi ; and...

Mr. Joseph Cowen has been delivering at Newcastle a - public apology

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for Parliamentary obstruction, which he regards as sometimes right, and sometimes wrong,—right, apparently, when the measure opposed is wrong; and wrong, whenever the measure...

The Attorney-General for Ireland has accepted a place on the

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Bench, so that Mr. Porter, the present Solicitor-General, becomes Attorney-General, while the Irish Solicitor-Generalship is accepted by Mr. Naish. It may not be very easy,...

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SIR CHARLES DILKE. W HEN, in 1866, Sir Charles Dilke was scudding across the great plains of the American continent between Kansas and Colorado, having, as he humorously tells...

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W E wonder if Lord Granville has, or thinks he has, a definite idea of the present policy of France. If he has, he is, we imagine, nearly alone in that advantage. We cannot...

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W E shall not dwell upon the arguments upon which the Bishop of Manchester relies in justification of his refusal to institute Mr. Cowgill to the benefice of St. John's, Miles...

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T HE only English statesman who was once an avowed Republican has just entered the Cabinet, and it is worth while, in the momentary quiescence of active politics, to en- quire...

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F OR the public, the true trial of the Belt case will be the FOR appeal against Baron Huddleston's charge. That charge can be compared only to another and much shorter one,...


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T HERE is certainly no reason to fear the Revolutionary tendencies of the present Cabinet. We have often expressed our opinion that Mr. Gladstone's strongest and most...

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T HE remarkable article contributed by Cardinal Manning to the December number of the Nineteenth Century appears to us to have received less of public attention than it...

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T HE recent observations made on the planet Venus during her transit across the Sun, appear to confirm the impres- sion derived from the last transit, in 1874, that she has an...

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T ORD WOLSELEY has been advising the children of J " Woodville National School " how to win success in life, and his letter, granting a single datum, is a sensible one enough...

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THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER AND MILES PLATTING. [To THE Enivon OF THE SPECITATOR."] SLH,—I cannot but think that many of your readers will have been as much pained as I was on...


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LTO TEE ED/TOE OF THE " $kitOTATOIL" 1 1 a;—Will you allow me to make a few remarks on your criticism, in the Spectator of November 4th, on Sir Bartle Frere's article entitled...

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TAIT AND FRASER. PEACE and goodwill to all who love The message of goodwill and peace, Eternal watchword from above Till all things un-eternal cease, With long persistence sent...


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[To THE EDITOR, OP TIM " SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—From communications which are reaching us from the public, we find that one paragraph in your appreciative notice of the 16th inst....


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rTO TUE EDITOR OF TUE " SF/TOTATOR."1 Sin,—A so-called Christmas card has come to me, endorsed " The Vicar's Cat." But poor " Puss "—once kindly received by the indulgent...

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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY.—(MR. CECIL LAWSON.) [THIRD NOTICE.] Ma. LAwsoN's landscapes, wherein do they differ from those of contemporary painters; what is the peculiar flavour,...

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BISHOP WILBERFORCE.* THE last volume of Bishop Wilberforce's Life covers the years from 1881 to his death in 1873. The impression it leaves on us is not that which the editor...

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MR. HAWTHORNE, in editing his father's fragment—for, after all, a fragment it remains—speaks of "the character of old Dr. Grimshawe and the picture of his surroundings" as...

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WE,should have thought that a very interesting book, after the, model of the memorials of Westminster Abbey or of Canter- bury Cathedral, might have been written about...

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now becoming tolerably evident under what conditions and by what processes we shall obtain that satisfactory " History of the Reign of Queen Anne," which everybody admits to be...

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MRS. PARR'S last novel cannot exactly be called an amusing, nor even a particularly cheerful one, for there is an under-current of tragedy throughout, which at times almost...

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ILLUSTRATED AND OTHER GIFT-BOOKS.—VII. Such formidable rivalry as that of the Magazine of Art and of Art and Letters has evidently had an inspiriting„ rather than depressing...

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The Post-Office London Directory. (Kelly and Co,)—This is the

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eighty-fourth annual publication of this most useful and carefully- compiled business, official, and Court directory. It now deals with a district measuring nine and a half...

The contents of the December number of the Month aro

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very varied there being ten articles in all, exclusive of reviews and "Literary Record." There is, happily, not too much Catholic theology in it, nor of the most controversial...

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Fry's Guide to the London Charities. (D. Rogue.)—This is the

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twentieth annual edition of a carefully compiled guide to the institu- tions of which it treats. From the preface we learn that St. George's Hospital, like many other charities,...