3 OCTOBER 1874

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The Times has been authorised to contradict the statements which

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have been for some time in circulation, but which have of late been repeated aloud with much circumstantial detail in the World, and several foreign journals, on the subject of...

r -44; the spirit of religious persecution, to do a

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little persecution on her own account in her relation to the Christians of Tur- key. Mr. James Davis, who writes from " the Evangelical Alliance " to the Times of Wednesday,...

The Republicans carried the Maine-et-Loire election against the

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united forces of the Septennalista and Imperialists, at the second ballot, on Sunday, by a majority of 3,390 votes (51,417 against 48,027). Moreover, the successful candidate,...

How to explain the absurd expression of Irish wrath against

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Mr. Gladstone for asserting that ever since " the bloody reign of Mary" it has never been possible to Romanise the English people, and that it is more impossible than ever since...


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M R. GLADSTONE'S paper on Ritualism, to which every poli- tician had looked forward with profound interest, has appeared, and has apparently given very needless umbrage,—to the...

M. Thiers made a remarkable speech to the inhabitants of

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Grenoble last Sunday, in answer to a complimentary address from them. He declared that he could never have put down the Commune except in the name of the Republic, so determined...

Q',* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Lord Rosebery opened the Social Science Association on Wednesday, at

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Glasgow, in a very able address, though the omnium-gatherumness and the vast vagueness of the subjects be had to descant upon gave no adequate scope to his lively and witty...

Nevertheless, Kr. Leathern believes, with Mr. Joseph Chamber- lain, who

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writes on "the next page of the Liberal programme" in the new Fortnightly, that the Church question is the most import- ant and likely to be the first in the new Radical...

The ET ra-Radicals are busy apparently preparing their pro- gramme,

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the first sign of which has been an amusing and witty speech delivered yesterday week by Mr. E. A. Leatham to his Hud- dersfield constituents. He took up once more his old...

It seems probable that Mr. Childers's early anticipations as to

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the over sanguineness of Sir Stafford Northcote's Budget will be verified, after all. The half-year's revenue has amounted to £33,654,115. Now, the Chancellor of the Exchequer...

Lord Selborne is not quite so much delighted with the

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whole effect of the extension of education as Lord Rosebery. In distri- buting at Manchester on Wednesdaythe prizes gained by the can- didates for the Oxford Local Examinations,...

Mr. Fawcett has satisfactorily shown that there is in Wilt-

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shire a real, yet apparently limited, combination to reduce the wages of the agricultural labourers from 12s. to lls., though the discussion which he has fortunately raised on...

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Later, during the discussion of another paper on the same

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sub- ject, Mr. Barry, the working-man's candidate for Marylebone at the last election, talked the same sort of wild nonsense which some of the Italian and Swiss delegates talked...

The Coroner's jury of the city of Norwich on the

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persons *filled in the Thorpe accident brought in, as we related last week, a verdict of manslaughter against both Alfred Cooper, the night inspector, and John Robson, the...

There was an interesting discussion in the Social Science Con-

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gress on Thursday, on the question of Trades Unions and their influence on the rate of wages, in which the working-men appear to have got decidedly the better of the argument....

The Pall Mall of last Monday accuses us of a

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great breach of literary etiquette in speculating—erroneously, it seems—on the authorship of the contemptuous attack on our article of a fort- night ago, "The Materialists'...

The question of Lord O'Hagan's Irish Juries Act is again

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becoming a topic of discussion, and the Times urges that " the jurors of the nouvelles couches sociales " (which will, we presume, be understood in Connaught as French for "...

Liverpool and Manchester are, in patronage of the Fine Arts,

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determined to surpass Venice and Genoa in their most opulent and cultivated days. Too often the picture galleries of the Cottoncrats are bought to be sold again, but so may have...

Mr. Fellows has addressed a second letter on the "Finances

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of New Zealand" to the Pall Mall Gazette, and has also written to us, in reference to our note on the subject, a very long letter, for which we have no room, even if we were...

Consols were on Friday 921-92i.

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MR. GLADSTONE ON RITUALISM. T HERE is a simplicity about Mr. Gladstone which is, in a great degree, we suspect, the cause of the constant injustice, and even disgust, with...

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rather than of ending suspense by making the provisional state

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We have said that there seems some hope of Marshal Mac- of things final, and as Marshal MacMahon's Government, owing Mahon's discovering for himself that the truest role for...

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O NE of the most remarkable effects of the completeness of the Conservative victory of last winter is the indifference with which the results of bye-elections are regarded, even...

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TR. 17FIA TRAM, in his sparkling speech last week at M. Huddersfield, still harps on the old string. He is very loyal to Mr. Gladstone, but 'on condition, apparently, that Mr....

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I N the month of April last, Captain Nolan moved for a IL Return showing the number of Certificated Teachers, male and female, in England and Scotland; and the number of...

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N OTHING is more curious than to note the tendency of physical science to dissipate the popular notion of solidity as a measure of strength. In fact, modern physics seem to...

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A DVOCATES of Tenant-right will do well to study a pamphlet entitled "A Report of the Trial of the so-called Bernera Rioters at Stornoway," published by Blackwood. It gives a...

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two disqualifications for travellers,—that it has no inns, and that the meal of dinner is steadily discouraged within its pre- cincts. From Bolton Bridge, where there is an inn...

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EMIGRATION OF AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTA.TOR."3 SIR,—An article under the title of "An American View of Emigration," in last month's Fortnightly...

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[TO THE F.Drros OF THS SPECTATOR:1 Stn,—It would take up far more room in your paper than you could afford, or than I could reasonably ask for, were I to discuss, as they...

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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.] SIR,—It is hardly possible as yet to conjecture how the Oxford and Cambrid g e Examination Scheme will be found to work, but a single year's...


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In the g lad triumph of a great success, Than for existence to have missed the sweetness In the self-consciousness of doin g best. What must it be, indeed, to find a language...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOILI SIR,—There is one :pse in "R. J. W.'s" letter in your last im- pression which, if left to stand alone, is not unlikply to mislead your...


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[TO THE EDITOIL OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] am sure that all Englishmen who still cherish the old- fashioned Liberal notion that personal freedom is worth some- thin g owe you thanks...

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FREEMAN'S " COMPARAIIVE POLITICS."* IN this volume Mr. Freeman attempts to apply to politics the com- parative method which has already given great results as to lan- guage,...

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HAD we been asked to guess who this novel was written by, we should have been inclined, upon a preponderance of evidence, to set it down as the work of some country curate, who...

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War the least striking evidence that what is comprehensively called the Central , Asian Question has risen to the front rank in international politics, is the attention it...

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TELEGRAPH AND TRAVEL.* Tins volume, which, notwithstanding all the romance

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of contrast suggested by the telegraph in the sleepy East, would probably be suspected of tiresome technicality, is free from that deterrent defect. Its interest naturally...

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SOME PUBLIC CHARITIES.* IN 1872, Dr. Chapman calculates the number

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of persons, exclusive of paupers, who were recipients of medical charity in the metro- polis—to which he confines himself in the present statement—to 'have been 1,200,000; and...

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Is is unfortunate that we have no contemporary history of the rise of the Macedonian power under Philip, and of its struggle with Athens. Such a history once existed, the work...

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The Circuit Rider. By Edward Eggleston. (Routledge.) This, as may

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be guessed from the title, is a tale of the preachers of Methodism in the Western States of America, in days before the West had begun to rival the East in civilisation. We...

Civil Service. By J. T. Listado. 2 vols. (Henry S:

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King and Co.)— Mr. Listado is pleased to call his novel by this title of "Civil Service," and he justifies the name by a smart description, of the caricature kind, of a Public...


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History of Sculpture, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. By Dr. Wilhelm Ltibke. Translated by F. E. Bennett. 2 vols. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—We cannot do more than...

Lady Willacy's Protafgees ; or, Homes for the Homeless. By

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Agnes Gray. (Oliphant.)—This is a story written to illustrate the benefits of the " boarding-out " system. The object has our heartiest sympathy, and as books written with an...