3 JUNE 1876

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The Ministry still refuse to give any clue to their

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Eastern policy. Lord Derby on Thursday declined to give any answer at all to questions, and Mr. Disraeli, in reply to .Lord Hartington, would only say that "he trusted it would...

Externally, the effect of the Revolution is uncertain, because t

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is complicated by the action of Great Britain. At the moment of the fall of Abdul Aziz, Servia and Montenegro had ratified an alliance, which it is believed included also...

We fear that the Government are playing fast and loose

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with the Vivisection Bill. Unfortunately, Lord Carnarvon, whose heart was evidently in it, was called away from town by the illness and death of his mother, and the Bill was...


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/11HE Revolution expected for some weeks past at Constan- tinople has occurred. The Heads of Departments, wearied out with the selfishness, greed, and incapacity of Abdul Aziz,...

We have endeavoured elsewhere to explain the meaning of this

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revolution, but may say here that it is the work of the old Mussulman party, headed by Hussein Avni Pasha, the War Minister, leagued for a moment with Young Turkey, whose...

The Daily Telegraph affirms that Sir James Drummond will soon

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be in command of two squadrons in the Mediterranean,— one at Besika Bay, and one at Gibraltar, comprising together more than twenty first-chu3s ironclad& Among them are the...

* The Editors cannot undertake to retuntManuscript in any case.

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A very bizarre robbery occurred on the night of Thursday

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week. Messrs. Agnew, the well-known picture-dealers, recently purchased the portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire, by Gains- borough, for £10,605, the highest price ever paid at...

Mr. Disraeli, as usual, moved on Tuesday the adjournment of

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the House over the Derby Day, and Sir W. Lawson, as usual, took a division against the motion. He made a most amusing speech, giving an account of Mr. Disraeli sitting, solemn...

We see with pleasure that "the Society for the Protection

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of Animals liable to Vivisection," which held its public meeting on Thursday, at the Westminster Palace Hotel, evidently takes the same view which we take of the present...

Mr. George Trevelyan brought forward his annual motion for ) t

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Household Suffrage in the Counties on Tuesday, in a new form. He proposed that it should be accompanied by a redistribution of seats, and devoted much of his speech to an...

The Oxford Dons have come to a compromise with the

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Under- graduates about the festivities of Commemoration. The Enemnia are to be restored to the Sheldoiaian Theatre, but the Under- graduates, instead of being massed in the...

Mr. E. Noel on Friday week raised a debate upon

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the murder of Mr. Birch, and recent occurrences in Malaya. Mr. Lowther, however, declined to explain the one point of interest, the policy adopted by the Cabinet in Malaya, and...

There is nerve in Sir Stafford Northcote somewhere. Quite a

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terrific deputation of Bankers waited on him on Tuesday, to com- plain that the Scotch Banks, with their special privileges of issue, were beginning to set up agencies in...

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Mr. Cross, on Thursday, flung another sop to the angry

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opponents of local taxation. He brought in a Bill under whioh the Imperial Government will, from 31st March, 1877, take over the management, and therefore the expenses, of all...

Another scandal about City editors has transpired this week, it

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being alleged, in the case of the Lisbon Tramways Company, that the promoters paid sums of money directly to City writers for notices of their project in the daily papers. None...

We notice with pleasure the arrival of Sir Saler Jung,

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Premier of the Nizam's Dominions, perhaps the ablest, and certainly the strongest, of the most hopeful class of native politicians in India, the Viziers of the native States,...

The foundation-atone of the City Liberal Club was laid in

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Walbrook, on Monday, by Lord Granville, and in the evening his lordship made a political speech, in which he averred that Government had done nothing to settle the question of...

The Mission despatched by the Free Church of Scotland to

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Lake Nyassa has arrived safely, and has fitted out its steamer on the lake, which is found to be much larger than Dr. Livingstone thought. It has a coast of 800 miles, and is...

The extraordinary case of "The Crown v. William Vance and

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Ellen Snee" terminated at the Central Criminal Court on Thurs- day. Mrs. Snee, it will be remembered, advertised for help in chemical experiments, intending to obtain from some...

Console were on Friday 93 to 94 x.d.

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THE REVOLUTION IN CONSTANTINOPLE. 1 T is exactly ten weeks since we published, on March 25th, before the first demonstration of the Softas, the follow- ing calculation :—" It...

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1V E cannot but doubt, in spite of Lord Granville's "dislike to embarrass her Majesty's Government," whether the Liberal leaders are right in abstaining so rigidly from...

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and in the ease of a political club, it is an accident which in all probability decides the question to which party he shall belong_ He thinks very little, perhaps, of politics...

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A REMARKABLE coincidence drew attention, a week or 11 two ago, to the fact that Holland, a small and, as most people believe, a stagnant State, has produced in our time two...

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N OTHING can appear at this moment, and at first sight, more dreary than the chances of Household Suffrage in the Counties. The Tories, who are all-powerful, have made up their...

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j‘,_ MONG the innumerable instances of Turkish official mendacity which the present struggle in the East has developed, the telegram which announced the suppression of the...

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it HENRY KINGSLEY was only one of the "might have beens," and his early death leaves no perceptible blank in English literature ; but the "might have been" in him was so very...

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rilHEY are temporarily lodged, like Mr. Black's Cornish heroine, I under the ensign of the Three Feathers, blazoned on scarlet and blue, and fluttering gaily in the wind ; and...

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THE ALLEGED POISONING OF NATIVES IN QUERNSLAND. [TO THE EDITOR OF TRH SPECTATOR.1 SIE, —I ask your permission to make a few observations on Pro- fessor Jevons's letter, the...

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LTO THE EDITOR OF THR SPECTATOR:1 SIE,—May I be allowed to suggest some practical reasons in favour of the extension to horses of the exemption from vivisec- tion established...


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(To TEE EDITOR OP TER "EPROTAT0R.1 SIR,—By an accident, it was not until to-day that I saw the article on the Women's Suffrage meeting in your issue of the 20th ult. I am not...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR"] SIR,—In your notice of the debate on the Commons Bill in the Spectator of last week, you refer to Clause 22 as "making en- croachment on a...


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THE HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS COMMISSION.* THE Historical MSS. Commissioners have now reported on up- wards of 420 collections, including about sixty noticed in the volume before...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE “SPECITATOR.1 SLR, —In Dr. Abbott's (painfully) animated reply to Mr. Spedding, in the Contemporary Review for June (p. 167), there is an error which you...

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The Baconian quarrel between

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Mr. Spedding and Dr. Abbott is too pretty a one, as it stands, for outsiders to interfere in, but Dr. Abbott's article in this month's Contemporary suggests a question. Dr....


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR"] SIR,—In his enumeration of distinguished natives of Switzerland, your correspondent has, to my surprise, omitted the names of . Neckar,...

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THE book before us is a republication of essays about the labour- ing classes which Mr. Greg has written from time to time in the course of the last twenty-five years. Before...

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A MIDDY OF THE OLD SCHOOL.* MR. Lorrus's description of

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the naval life of sixty years ago, although written in somewhat garrulous, sailor fashion, has all the interest of a romance, with the added charm of truthfulness. One can fancy...

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UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.* " To take a vessel from

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Southampton to San Francisco in a single summer by way of Behring's Straits,—that," says Mr. MacGahan, "is the grand feat which any true seaman would give his right hand to...

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The Portfolio for June. (Seeley and Co.) — Tho Portfolio is itself again this month. We have, in the first place, a very remarkable etching—another of the "National Gallery"...

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Ye Outside Fools : Glimpses Inside the Stock Exchange. By

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Erasmus Pinto, Broker. (Samuel Tinsley.)—The object of this volume appears to be to inform us that there is a good deal of chicanery and fraud con- nected with the operations of...

Parley Magna. By Edward Whitaker. 2 vols. (Smith and Elder.)—

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We should say that George Eliot has influenced Mr. Whitaker much as Mr. Tennyson influences the young poets of the day. No man need be ashamed of following such a teacher,...

The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Westland Marston. 2 vols.

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(Chatto and Windus,)--Of these two volumes, the first is devoted to the author's tragedies, which are six in number ; and the second to his comedies, of which, if the word is...

New Readings of Old Parables. By the Rev. C. Anderson.

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(Henry S. King and Co.)—We cannot say that we like Mr. Anderson's New Readings. That old interpretations may be enlarged, and that study will ever find new meanings in words of...

The Book of Menus. By Fin-Bec. (Grant and Co.)—We cannot

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say much for the consistency of the author of this book. He starts with the very admirable canon that a perfect dinner-party should not consist of more than eight, yet a large...

zoology, and would perhaps deem it a mere descriptive cata-

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logue of the animal kingdom. As it is intended for a text-book, how- ever, he must be content to leave the remainder to the professional student of this branch of Natural...

The Victoria Falls of the Zambesi. Translated from the German

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of Edward Mohr by N. D'Anvers. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Mr. Mohr's journey was made about seven years ago. He started from Natal, and made his way through the Orange-River Free...