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TH E American election of Tuesday ended in a complete victory for the Republicans. With the exception of New Jersey, Nevada, and California, all the States outside the Southern...

The terms of the indictment against Mr. Parnell and the

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other leaders of the Land League, and against some, it is said, not belonging to the Land League, have been published, and are to the effect that these men conspired to...

The situation in Dulcigno is almost unintelligible, but there is

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a strong balance of probabilities in favour of this account. The Sultan intends to surrender Dulcigno, but he is afraid of the Albanians in the capital, and of a possible de-...

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

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The latest intelligence from the Cape shows that the Govern-

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ment is thoroughly alarmed, for it is calling out the burghers— the Dutch farmers—by thousands at a time. The Premier reports slight successes over the Basutos ; but the...

The Ritualists have got another martyr. The Rev. T. Pelham

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Dale, who paid no attention to Lord Penzance's in- hibitions against wearing vestments sanctioned by the Ornaments Rubric of the Prayer-book of the second year of Edward VI.,...

Mr. Parnell has met the publication of the indictment with

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a very much altered tone of speech. He is obviously very much frightened, and very desirous to raise other issues against the Government,—such as that their object is not to...

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Mr. Adam, in returning thanks, spoke chiefly of his own

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career and of the men who had helped him in managing the elections ; but he made some political observations which his place in the party render important. He believed the...

The French Government is carrying out sharply its policy of

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persecution against the unauthorised Monastic Orders, though it has not yet ventured to touch the Nuns. The Capuchins, at Toulouse, Nantes, Lyons, and Carcassonne ; the...

The blunder is the greater, that it is clear enough,

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both from the Pope's new brief on the subject, and from one published by the Bishop of Amiens Monsignor Guibert), that the rulers of the Church are quite alive at present to the...

Consols on Wednesday were above par, for the first time

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since 1852. The remote cause of this high price is, of course, the depres- sion in business, and the difficulty of employing money safely in loans at call, except at very low...

At the banquet given to Mr. Adam last Tuesday, at

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Edin- burgh, Lord Rosebery, who was in the 'chair, made a very amusing speech. He commented on a prize offered by the Conservative party for an essay on " The Demoralising...

We observe that the English Church Union take our view

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of Mr. Dale's imprisonment, as they have withdrawn their advice against the use of the vestments disallowed by the final judg- ment in the Ridsdale case, and would evidently be...

Lord John Manners on Wednesday made a characteristic speech to

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the Conservative workmen of Edinburgh. He believed that " Europe was sick " of the foreign policy of Mr. Gladstone, and declared that the Vaccination Bill was an " indulgence,"...

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• Dr. Arthur Stradling, of the ship 'Elbe,' who appears

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to have got himself five times bitten by rattlesnakes in order to test the efficiency of a certain precautionary regimen which he believes to be a safeguard against the results...

The Cambridge Memorial in favour of giving the B.A. Degree

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to women who have fulfilled the collegiate as well as the other conditions of graduation, is to be pressed on the Senate of the University at an early date ; and a new Memorial,...

Mr. T. Rice Henn exposes in the Times of Wednesday

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a ease of distinct injustice done to the Engineers. His son, Lieu- tenant Rice Henn, in command of forty Sappers, was present at the battle of Maiwand, and when the Ghazees...

Lord Northbrook, speaking at Birmingham on Saturday, made a vigorous

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reply to Lord Salisbury. He denied that the Ministry were reticent, for all the world knew their policy, and added that the charge came with peculiar inappropriateness from . a...

Prince Bismarck still delays the Bills which he is still

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be- lieved to be preparing, to conciliate or, at all events," organise," the workmen, and it is possible that the Federal Council is hesitating about them. He does not, however,...

Sir E. J. Reed, who went out in the Czar's

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new ship, the Livadia,' to Ferrol, sends to last Saturday's Times,—dating his letter October 256,—a very interesting report of that extra- ordinary ship's performances during...

Mr. Justice Lush, after some hesitation, has accepted the Lord

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Justiceship in Appeal vacant by the death of Lord Justice Thesiger. The selection was previously pointed out by opinion, and the rumoured fact that Sir Robert Lush is a Tory...

The double murder near Bromley of a gamekeeper, named Ellis,

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and his wife, by a young man named Joseph Waller, who seems to have had no sort of quarrel with either, and nothing to gain by the murder, and no wish to escape after he had...

Consols were on Friday 100'.

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FALLACIES ABOUT THE EASTERN QUESTION. T HE friends of the Turks throughout the world—that is, the Magyars, Jews, English Jingoes, and speculators in Turkish bonds—are wise,...

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T HE publication of the terms of the State prosecutions has already produced a good result in Ireland. Mr. Parnell's language has greatly moderated, and the exciting element in...

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MR. DALE'S:IMPRISONMENT. TT is impossible to feel entire sympathy with

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Mr. Pent= I Dale's numerous and ardent defenders. When Dr. Posey argues that the Court of Final Appeal has mistaken the plain meaning of a rubric, or Dr. Littledale shows...


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T HE victory of the Republicans in the United States has been unexpectedly decisive. With the single and small exception of New Jersey, every State in the North, and, with the...

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T HE Referendum of Sunday last affords another proof that Switzerland is at once the most Democratic of countries and the most Conservative of Republics. For the first time...

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T HE area of disturbance in South Africa widens week by week. The probability is that, before another month is over, the whole of the Kaffir tribes who inhabit the large dis-...

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of Argyll, in his new and very interesting paper in the Contemporary Review on the light which animal instincts throw on the mind of Man, again interprets the "unity of Nature "...

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I T was a fine discrimination which induced the Dean of St. Paul's, in his address of the 12th inst. to the Junior Clergy Society, to choose for his subject " Temper," or, as we...

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A PYRENEAN HOLIDAY.—II. TO SAN SEBASTIAN. [To THE EDITOR OF TEl " SPECTATOR:3 Sta,—How difficult it is for a place to look historical, almost as difficult, I should think, as...

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THE MORALITY OF BRIBERY. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPIICTATOR.1 Sia, — When I wrote to you last week on the subject of Bribery at elections, my object expressly was, as I then...

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MR. THORNELY'S PRIZE ESSAY ON CONFESSION.* This is the Burney Prize Essay for the present year, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge having selected. the subject...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR, 1 have read from time to time in the pages of the Spectator instances of canine sagacity furnished by your corre- spondents, which...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. 1849 to 1879. 1849 to 1879. January 1 . 67 in. February 1.50 in. February 1 . 50 in. April 1.57 in. March 1 . 58 in. March 1.58 in....

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Tux sixth and penultimate volume of Mr. Kinglake's Invasion of the Crimea is disappointing. Masked no longer by the moving accidents of glorious war, the radical faults of his...

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LEONARDO DA VINCI.* Two methods of criticism, speaking generally, seem

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to have been employed where those artists are in question whose • Biographies of Great AeUs's: Leonard.) da Vinci. By J. P. Richter, Ph.D. Loudon: ttampeon Low and Co. names...

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LORD SHERBROOKE'S (Mr. Lowe's) paper on "Legislation for Ireland," in the Nineteenth Century, comes to this,—that there should be no legislation for Ireland, but that the laws...

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Colonel Grodekoffs Ride from Samarkand to Herat. By Charles Marvin.

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(W. H. Allen and Co.)—There is no little interest in this volume. Under any circumstances, so adventurous a journey would form a good subject for a narrative, while the...

Literary Frivolities, Fancies, Follies, and Frolics. By William T. Dobson.

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(Chatto and Windus.)—Mr. Dobson has collected here a number of acrostics, bouts times, anagrams, chronograms (a chronogram may be instanced by the discovery of 666, the "Num-...


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Five Weeks in Iceland. By C. A. de Fonblanque. (Bentley.)— Mrs. Fonblanque visited Iceland in the summer of 1879, in company with four friends. She did not see anything out of...

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Guadana to Isandhlwana : a Sketch of the Kafir and

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Zulu Wars. By Captain H. H. Parr. (C. Kegan Paul and Co.)—Captain Parr was Military Secretary to Sir Bartle Frere, and it would be impossible for him to have taken any other...

Armenians, Koords, and Turks. By James Creagh. (S. Tinsley and

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Co.)—These two volumes are a provoking specimen of bookmaking by a partisan, absolutely the worst kind of man to engage in such work. No doubt, at the present, and for some time...

Lisa Lena. By Edward Jenkins. 2 vols. (Sampson Low and

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Co.)—If we regard this book strictly from the literary point of view, there can be little doubt but that the first volume is a mistake. Lisa Lena, the trapezist, is the real...

An Experimental Cruise in the 'Procyon.' By R. T. McMullen.

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"(Stanford).—Mr. McMullen is one of the enterprising gentlemen who take cruises by themselves, are their own skipper, crew, &c. We have no doubt that he knows his business very...