4 AUGUST 1894

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The last news on Friday was that the two fleets

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had assembled off Asan, and that a decisive naval battle was imminent. It is further stated, both in a French telegram from Tokio, sent vid Yladivostock, and in an English tele-...

It is very difficult as yet to get at the

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exact facts as to the .sinking of the hired transport ` Kow Shing.' It is clear, however, that she was an English-owned vessel, flying the English flag ; that her captain was an...

- Against this is to be set a Chefoo telegram

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in Thursday's Times, in which it is asserted that the Japanese acted with the utmost barbarity. According to this version, the captain, trusting to the British flag, did not...

Mr. 3/Corley's reply was very artificial. He began with a

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tu quo que, charging Mr. Balfour with having applied the gag to the Bill for the creation of the Parnell Commission, for- getting that that Bill had received the support of both...


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A FORMAL declaration of war on China has at last been made by Japan (probably on July 31st, but the tele- grams leave doubt as to the exact date). To this the Emperor of China...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any ease.

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On Tuesday, Sir William Harcourt proposed a series of resolutions

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for the purpose of closuring the Evicted Tenants Bill,—Committee, Report, third reading, and all,—within seven days, which he did without any attempt at argument or apology,...

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The central organisation of the Conservative party in Germany has

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reissued a sort of political catechism for use among its members. This document shows how bitter is the feud between them and the Emperor and his Minister, and tow far the party...

In the House of Lords on Monday, Lord Salisbury made

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the third reading of the Finance Bill the occasion for a protest against the contention that the Lords cannot amend a money Bill. It had been said that the Judicial Committee of...

The trial of Caserio Santo, for the murder of President.

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Carnet, began, at the Court House at Lyons, on Thursday,. and ended on Friday in a sentence of death on the prisoner. This is Caserio's description of the murder :—" On seeing'...

In the House of Commons on Monday, the vote on

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account gave rise to discussions on African and Asiatic affairs. Sir Edward Grey stated that if the Government had been at all aware of the importance which the German...

The French Chamber has been prorogued. On Saturday last M.

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Dupuy surprised the House by reading the decree. The Socialists were much enraged, for they had intended to raise a number of embarrassing interpellations, and it was even...

M. de Cassagnao, enraged with M. de Mun and M.

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de- Mackau for voting for the clause of the Anti-Anarchist which punishes attacks on the Republic, has been making certain revelations in regard to General Boulanger's con-...

The Extreme Left of the French Chamber, or Socialist. Radicals,

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have issued a manifesto laying down their political aspirations. They demand the revision of the Constitution, readjustment of taxation, separation of Church and State,. and...

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At a meeting of the Church Education and Voluntary Schools

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Union, which was held yesterday week at St. Martin's crown Hall, Charing Cross, under the presidency of Sir Richard Webster, Q.C., Lord Selborne delivered a very im- pressive...

Sir William Harcourt received an ovation on his success in

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passing a democratic Budget on Wednesday night at the HUtel Mdtropole. One hundred and sixty-three Liberal Members attended the function. Mr. Jacob Bright took the chair, and...

We sincerely regret to record the death on Monday, at

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Oxford, of Mr. Walter Pater, the author of "Marius," as well as several other books of great distinction, written in very luminous and melodious English, and of ten with no...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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New Consols (21) were on Friday, 1011-4

A leaflet just issued from the "Conservative Central Office," laying

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down "the Conservative policy of the future," by ex- tracts from the speeches of the leaders of the party, deserves special attention. The first domestic item in the list is the...

M. Stambouloff has replied to Prince Ferdina id through the

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medium of the Constantinople correspondent of the Berliner Tageblatt. The real cause of his resignation, says M. Stambouloff, is a secret between Prince Ferdinand and himself....

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SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT'S TRIUMPH. S IR WILLIAM HARCOURT evidently approves of that dangerous Roman custom of celebrating victory by a grand display of the victims over whom the...


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W HEN a war breaks out, Englishmen always ask two questions,—" Which aide is going to win ? and" Which side ought we to want to win P" These two questions are just now being...

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opinions as to the services Lord Salisbury has rendered to the Unionist cause. Apart from the clearness of purpose that has always characterised his dealings with foreign...


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T HERE was a little overacting on both sides of the House in the scene of Tuesday night. Sir William Harcourt overdid his reluctance to apply the closure, and Mr. Balfour even...

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M R. LIVESEY'S speech at the " Profit-Sharing Bonus Festival" of the South Metropolitan G1A8 Company was an interesting record of a successful experi- ment. The resolute...

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H OW far is it morally right to avoid the incidence of taxation by those devices which, in America, are included under the general heading of " Tax-dodging " ? In other words,...

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very interesting paper in the Nineteenth Century, which is hardly, however, in the main, one on "heresy and schism." Its chief drift is to maintain, or rather perhaps to...

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" I S your husband a bower-bird P" That was a question addressed to a young wife by a social statist anxious to get his friends well classified under their proper generic...

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M R. KIPLING, in his "Jungle Book," has amused him- self and delighted his readers by constructing a wild-beast society living in the woods, true in habits to the instincts each...

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H ISTORY repeats itself — with a difference ; and generally it is the difference that is to be deplored. Co-operative travelling is no new thing, nor is there any novelty about...

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTA.T0112] SIE, — Every one who has taken part in what Mr. McKay, of N . :aeon, Ga., 15. 1 3.A., calls "the Ida Wells Crusade...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."J Sin,—You ask, in your article in the Spectator of July 28th„ on Mr. Kidd's contention that the party of privilege is slowly surrendering its...

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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I am inclined to think that the canaries in the quad- Tangle of St. Edward's School at Oxford, mentioned in the Spectator of July 14th,...


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THE IDEAL POPULAR LEADER. is one who counts no public toil so hard As idly glittering pleasures ; one controlled By no mob's haste, nor swayed by gods of gold ; Prizing, not...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sza,—This may amuse your readers who are interested in phrases racy of the soil. Last week I asked a Cavan labouring man how far it was to a...


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MR. FOWLER'S COUNTRY STORIES.* THE second book of recollections published by Mr. J. K. Fowler of Aylesbury, is as entertaining as his first, The Echoes of Old County Life, which...


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[To THE EDITOlt OP THE " SPEOTA.TOR."] Sin,—Last night I dreamed. Methought I took up an old book and found on the fly-leaf the name "Victor Charles." The writing seemed late...

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GEORGE MANDEVILLE'S HUSBAND.* WE hardly think that George Mandeville's husband

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is the chief subject of this very clever and terse story. "George Mandeville" herself, as she chooses to call herself for the sake not of anonymity, but of that public curiosity...

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THERE is a fine look of old-world literature about this very large, handsome, and interesting volume of local history. The author does not indeed possess much power of...

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MR. GEORGE MEREDITH, AND OTHERS.* Wiz do not think that

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we are afraid of superlatives in criticism and we certainly do not wish to reduce eulogistic appraise- ment to the level of damnation by faint praise. It is, however, our...

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MY DARK COMPANIONS.* Mn. STANLEY admits in his preface that

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he cannot reproduce the simplicity of style with which these stories from African * 3fy Dark Companions and their Strange Stories. By Henry M. Stanley, D.0. 0 4j London, Sampson...

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MEDIAVAL GERMANY.* Tins book, which relates the most important events

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of Ger- man history, from the earliest date of that country becoming known to the civilised nations of Europe down to the over- throw of the Hohenstauffen dynasty in 1268, is...

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BEBIDES Mr. Gladstone's article, which we have dealt with in another column, there are several good papers in the Nineteenth Century. Mr. W. L. Alden (late American...

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The Celtic Church of Scotland. By John Dowden, D.D. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.)—This is a handy little volume by the Bishop of Edinburgh, upon a comparatively...

The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell. Edited, with Memoir and

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Notes, by George A. Aitken. (George Bell and Sons.)—Parnell, a beneficed Irish clergyman, was one of the Queen Anne wits, and his gifts as a verseman have been amply honoured by...

Anthony Langsyde. By Olive Birrell. (Osgood, MoIlvaine, and Co.)—The writer

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of this rather too closely packed volume describes it, n ot quite accurately &haps, as " a modern love-story." Certain of the characters, indeed, talk in a quite fin de sitIcle...

The Monk of Mir Saba. By Joseph Hocking. (Ward, Lock,

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Bowden, and Co.)—Mr. Hocking has shown decided originality in selecting the wilderness of Judrea and the Sea of Galilee as the scenes of the two romances—" The Monk of Mir Saba"...

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Round the World with the Union Jack. With many Illustrations.

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(Religious Tract Society.)—This little book contains a series of interesting sketches of the history of the principal British posses- sions,—Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, India,...

History of the Christian Church in the Middle Ages. By

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the late Dr. Wilhelm Moeller. Translated from the German by Andrew Rutherford, B.D. (Swan Sonnenschein and CO—This volume carries on Professor Moeller's account of the Christian...

Darwin : his Work and Influence. A Lecture delivered in

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the Hall of Christ's College, Cambridge. By E. A. Parkyn, M.A. (Methuen and Co.) —The author explains in his preface :—" The object of the Lecture was threefold—viz., to show...

The Annual Register, 1903. (Lonasmans.)—This volume contains the customary parts,

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"English History" (why not " British," or "The United Kingdom" P), "Foreign and Colonial History," a "Chronicle of Events," Retrospect of Literature, Science, and Art," and...

A Theory of Development and Heredity. By Henry B. Orr,

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Ph.D. (Macmillan and Co.)—The author thinks that recent authors have attributed too much influence to natural and sexual selection in the gradual evolution of species, and...

The Poets and the Poetry of the Century. Edited by

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Alfred H. Miles. (Hutchinson and Co.)—This is the completing volume of Mr. Miles's scheme as it was originally planned out—" The Poets of the Century, from George Crabbe to...

Laura Arbuthnot. By John Meredith. (Sonnenschein.)—There is no doubt as

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to the "power" displayed in this story, even although it is of the painful up-to-date, and, indeed, posi- tively repulsive kind. The writer does not make the mistake of...

The Primitive Saints and the See of Rome. By F.

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W. Puller. With a Preface by Edward, Bishop of Lincoln. (Longmane.)— Father Puller reviews in these seven Lectures—five were actually delivered ad clerum, and two have been...

• The Translation of a Savage, by Gilbert Parker (Methuen),

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is a wildly improbable, delightful, and wholesome story. Frank Armour, of the British Army and the Hudson's Bay Company, is jilted by Miss Julia Sherwood, and, having nerved...

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Scotch Deer-Hounds and their Masters. By George Capples. With Memoir

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by James Hutchison Stirling, LL.D. (Blackwood and Sons.)—The deer-hound is the aristocrat among dogs. His shape, his manners, combine to give him this distinction; as a sporting...

A History of the Christian Church during the First Six

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Centuries. By S. Cheetham, D.D. (Macmillan.)—Canon Cheetham's book is of necessity somewhst dry. To deal with six hundred years in a, space of something between four and five...

The Wealth and Progress of New South Wales, 1893. By

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T. A. Coghlan. (C. Potter, Sydney.)—This is the seventh issue of this volume. It has been brought up to date with revised statistics, &c. We may direct special attention to the...

In the ," Gentleman's Magazine Library," under the general editorship

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of Mr. George Lawrence Gomme (Elliot Stock), we have a volume of Ecclesiology, edited by F. A. Milne. There is a special interest in the contents of this volume, as Mr. Gomme...

Many readers will welcome Selections from the Poems of Arthur

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Hugh Clough. (Macmillan.)—Those who admired the poet most, must have often wished that, as Matthew Arnold puts it, he would" cut a smoother reed," Here we have him at his...

Some Recent Sermons Preached at St. Saviour's, Denmark Park. (Eyre

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and Spottiswoode,)—There is some excellent matter in this little volume, published, we observe, to help for ward a local good work— School-room and Parish-hall. We would...

Cruising in the Netherlands. By G, Christopher Davies. (Jerrold and

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Sons.)—Mr. G. C. Davies has made himself the guide and friend of thousands of readers by his pleasant books about East Anglian rivers and lakes. He now invites us to go farther...

We have received :—The Official Report of the Missionary Con-

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ference of the Anglican Communion. Edited by George A. Spottis- woode. (S.P.C.K.)—A. word of hearty praise is due to the remarkable speed with which this volume (containing more...