30 OCTOBER 1880

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Is Pharaoh's heart growing hard once more ? It looks

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very like it. It is difficult to believe that the Sultan actually designs to compel the Powers to use force, but he certainly does not surrender Dulcigno. Dervisch Pasha, who...

Mr. Healey, Mr. Parnell's private secretary, has been arrested, at

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the suit of Mr. Manning, a tenant near Bantry. Mr. Healey declared that Manning had taken a farm from which a tenant had been evicted, and that he intended to say to him, "You...

The movement of the Turkish and. Persian Kurds against

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Persia is becoming serious. The leader of the Kurds (Sheikh Abdullah), who, if the tribes are as united as reported, can produce 40,000 fine horsemen, has captured Urumiyah and...

v ia * The Editors cannot undertake to returnManuscript in any case.

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Mr. Parnell does not like being prosecuted at all. He

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is so -angry that he has let the cat out of the bag, and avowed that he cares very little for the Irish tenantry, except as agents to help on revolution. In a speech on Sunday...

At Taunton, on Tuesday, Lord Salisbury made an attack on

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the Government, on the general character of which we have commented sufficiently elsewhere. It was irritable and shifty, but without his usual strength, its general tone...


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TT was announced on Friday evening that warrants had been issued for the arrest of six leaders of the Irish Land League, the Government postponing the prosecution of leas...

London has been agitated by a rumour, which originated apparently

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in the Civil cold Military Gazelle of Lahore, that Cabul has risen in insurrection, and that the Ameer, Abdur- rahman Khan, has been murdered. As the paper named is respectably...

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H. Floquet, who is intimate with H. Gambetta, and is

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by many supposed to speak under his inspiration, delivered an address last Sunday at Valence, which was very hostile to the present French Government and predicted its speedy...

The Triconpis Government in Greece has been overthrown, and M.

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Coumoundouros has been appointed Premier. The Opposition demanded a clear exposition of the new policy, and M. Corimoundouros declared that Greece would not wait for Europe to...

Yesterday week, Mr. Herbert Gladstone made a very vigor- ous

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speech to his constituents in Leeds, dwelling especially on the inconsistency of the Tories in first attacking the present Government for destroying the British influence over...

The Cape Premier telegraphs, in a tone of exultation, some

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very bad news. He tells us that Colonel Carrington, on 22nd inst., captured and burnt Lethorodi's village, with a loss of only one man killed and ten wounded, while the Basuto...

The German and Magyar papers are full of rumours about

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Servia. The Servian Minister, M. Ristich, has fallen, and it is asserted that the reason was a fierce intimation from Baron Haymerle that Austria did not intend to bear the...

The Pope made a speech last Sunday, which renewed the

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protest of the Holy See against the loss of the temporal dominion. His drift was to assert that the Church is now hardly more free than when the early Popes had to take refuge...

The election for the Presidency of the United States comes

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off on Tuesday, and by next Friday the general result ought to be fairly known. The probabilities are with the Republican candi- date, General Garfield. Both parties appear...

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Sir Michael Hicks Beach made a moderate Conservative speech at

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Cirencester on Wednesday. Like Lord Salisbury, he was bitter against the proposal that Europe should compel Tur- key to yield to Greece the frontier which the Berlin Conference...

The early snow of last week has mutilated more British

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oaks than any storm within the recollection of the present genera- tion. The oaks were generally very full of leaf and very full of acorn, and the heavy weight of snow added to...

Mr. Watk - in Williams, hearty Liberal as he is, might learn

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something of wisdom in Irish politics from such a Conservative as Sir Michael Hicks Beach. In a speech delivered at Liver- pool on Wednesday, while saying much which was...

Mr. G. Errington, the Member for Longford, a moderate and

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sane politician, though a Home-ruler, recommends through the Times a working scheme for the settlement of Irish tenure. He would fuse the existing Land Courts into a Supreme...

Consols were on Friday 99+ to 991.

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The Free Church is much fiercer against heresy than the

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Established Church, and like her Majesty's staghounds, who usually have a favourite stag,—one which gives them the best runs,—the Free Church are apt:to favour Professor...

There was a discussion in the Senate of Cambridge Univer-

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sity on Tuesday on the subject of the proposal to allow Graduates in Arta who wish to take up subjects not involving a knowledge of Greek—the natural sciences, for instance—to...

It is the season of cub-hunting in England, and of

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heresy- hunting in Scotland. The Free Church is off on a new trail after Professor Robertson Smith, one of the most orthodox as well as one of the ablest of her theologians ;...

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LORD SALISBURY'S SPEECH. TI ORD SALISBURY'S speech at Taunton, on Tuesday, is in all but force, characteristic of Lord Salisbury. It is an utterly uncandid speech, an utterly...

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I T is unusually difficult to understand the position of Austria at this moment, probably because the position itself is unusually full of difficulties. The Emperor, who, in...


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W E cannot follow the reasoning of those Liberals, English or Irish, who oppose the proposed prosecutions in Ire- land, as being persecutions. Their argument seems to us nothing...

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W E have no means as yet—Friday afternoon—of knowing whether the rumour of an insurrection in Cabal and of the murder of Abdurrahman Khan is true or not. Judging on priniti...

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DECENT events have placed at the disposal of the Govern- ment two places on the Bench, and rumour has been unusually busy during the past week in selecting their probable...

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SMITH. IT should be very cheering to Professor Robertson Smith to observe how persistently his writings are studied by the Free Church of Scotland, even though the result to...

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A N accomplished historical student maintains, in another column, that the sole ground that can be alleged for the immorality of bribe-giving and bribe-taking in Elections is...

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T HE interest excited by the letters of our correspondent " Vacuus Viator," an interest proved by the quantity of correspondence we receive about them, is not, we fear, due to...

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A PYRENEAN HOLIDAY.—I. TO BLOTS. Pro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] suppose half the pleasure of a holiday consists in "fol- lowing the fancies in your head," instead of...

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[FRON A CORRESPONDENT.] Rugby, Tennessee. THERE is one inconvenience in this desultory mode of corre- spondence,—that one is apt to forget what one has told already, and to...

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BRIBERY AT ELECTIONS. cm TIM EDITOR OP TIII EPRCTATOR.1 Sia,—There is one view of the subject of electoral corruption which, I suppose, will hardly recommend itself to party...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Every one must agree in the remarks on this subject in your last number. Some persons certainly do accomplish four, and some even five,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Six,—Nobody here, so far as I know, has yet asserted that "rent can be collected in permanence by imprisoning all who publicly preach that...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—As no one goes to "romantic Ashbourne " now-a-days by the Derby-dilly, the wonders of Osmaston, which abuts on the high-road, are...

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EXHIBITION OF COMPETIT1 V .V.1 DESIGNS FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS AT THE EGYPTIAN HALL. A FINE.A.RT publisher has hit upon an excessively clever kind of advertisement, as novel as it...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR-1 Sin,—In your notice of the meeting of the Farmers' Alliance at Westminster in last week's Spectator, you say," It is a little doubt- ful if...

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THE EARLY YEARS OF FOX.* FEW men will read this book without a conviction that its author could, if he chose, complete his uncle Lord Macaulay's work, and make the small sum of...

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treats in the two hand- some volumes before us are usually considered mainly from their mathematical side. In consequence, the number of persons who have formed any conception...

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NEARLY forty years since the "Children of Rebecca" caused much excitement, and not a little alarm, in South Wales. The rioters aimed at the destruction of the turnpike gates....

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THERE is something amazing in the amount of ability expended on the invention and writing of novels not of the first class. The stars of imaginative literature-are, of course,...


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' • The Kindergarten Principle. By Mary J. LyechInska. London : lebleter and C/o. MR. MUNDELLA'S recent promise to the representatives of the Kindergarten principle in this...

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Modern Greece. By R. C. Jebb. (Macmillan.)—Professor Jebb adds to his unrivalled scholarship a knowledge of affairs which scholars are believed seldom to possess, and the...

and he now compiles a pleasant and readable volume out

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of the notes which he made by the a ay, adding to its value by photographs and maps that contain the most recent geographical information. Mr Gordon does not spend mach time or...

Scn000-Booxs.—Many teachers will welcome the appearance of Mr. A. Sidgwick's

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First Greek Writer (Rivingtons). His "Intro- duction to Greek Prose Composition," published, if we remember rightly, about five years ago, is as good a book of the kind as we...