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With the "SPECTATOR " of Saturday, October 13th, will be issued, -gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

There is no doubt that great alarm exists among the

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Europeans in China. The Chinese, unable to conceive that they have been beaten by Japanese courage and skill in organising, are inclined to think that the presence of foreign...

No indisputable news as to the war has arrived from

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the Far East. The idea that the Japanese will strain every effort to seize Pekin this year, spreads fast in Shanghai, and there is evidently a desperate struggle for power going...

'V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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A N unexpected incident has marked the week. Moved by some impulse still unexplained, Lord Rosebery called a Cabinet Council for Thursday, and the public, aware of the bitter...

It was at first imagined that the Cabinet Council had

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been called in consequence of French action in Madagascar. There is no doubt that the French intend to blockade the island, to increase their direct possessions round Diego...

If this demi-official account of the incident is true, Lord

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Rosebery is a very weak Premier. Any one of his predecessors would have consulted the naval and military departments, and have sanctioned the necessary orders without creating a...

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M. Dupny, we are glad to see, stands firm in

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his policy of putting down bull-fights in France. The people of Nimes, who have been accustomed to kill bulls in the beautiful and almost perfect arena which they have inherited...

The Scotch coal-strike has now lasted fifteen weeks. Bat though

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the strike continues, work is being gradually resumed on the masters' terms. There are at present twenty-three thousand men at work. The cost of the strike has been terribly...

On Tuesday, London witnessed the unusual sight of a poll

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of the Liverymen to select two candidates to be submitted to the Court of Aldermen,—the Aldermen to choose one of these two as Lord Mayor. There were only two serious...

An extraordinary incident is reported to have occurred in the

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German Army,—nothing less than a mutiny among non- commissioned officers. On Saturday night a battalion of Guards in Berlin was suddenly " alarmed" by Imperial order, and...

The report of the Royal Commission appointed " to consider

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the proper conditions under which the amalgamation of the City and the County of London can be effected, and to make specific and practical proposals for that purpose," was...

The illness of the Czar is now acknowledged in the

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official Gazette, and his Majesty has started for Livadia, whence he will proceed to Corfu, where the Empress of Austria has lent him her palace for the winter. It appears...

On Thursday, the Bishop of Chester made an admirably persuasive

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speech to the Peterborough Branch of the Church On Thursday, the Bishop of Chester made an admirably persuasive speech to the Peterborough Branch of the Church of England...

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The Dutch have sustained another defeat in Lombok, in the

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Eastern Archipelago, at the hands of the Balinese. The defeat is of little importance except to the Dutch Govern- ment, which is worried beyond measure by its failure to obtain...

Why can one race merge itself in 'a Second, while

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a third, in spite of every inducement from "self-intereat, remains obstinately isolated P The Germans, a fine people, lose themselves by millions among the Americans, and by...

Mr. Courtney made a speech at Liskeard on Tuesday, remarkable

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for the announcement that he has abandoned, or greatly modified, his view upon monometallism. He was one cf the six economists on the Gold and Silver Commission who reported...

The town of Leicester is in a curious predicament. Though

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every other part of. England has suffered from too much water this summer, Leicester has had too little, and owing to this local drought, the water-supply of the town is on the...

The reading world will hear with deep regret and sympathy

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of the sorrow which has fallen on Mrs. Oliphant in the death of Francis, her only surviving son. He had been to her daughter as well as son, and his departure will throw an in-...

The full accounts of the recent attack on the stronghold

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of Nana—a West African chief whose territory lies within the Niger Coast Protectorate—show the action to have been a very spirited one. Nana declared that no one should trade...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (2D were on

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Friday, RAI-

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THE WAR IN THE FAR EAST. I S not English opinion going a little too fast about this war in the Far East P We admitted frankly last week that a new and virile Power had been...

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THE NEW CITY OF LONDON. T HE Royal Commission appointed to

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inquire how London could be best made into one city, has issued a Report entirely in favour of unification, and against the plan of breaking London up into thirteen separate and...

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ENGLAND AND FRANCE. T HE alarm caused by the sudden summons

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of a Cabinet Council, on Wednesday, proved unfounded, but its real cause—the tension between France and England— remains, and though that is in the main the fault of the French,...

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A GREAT naval battle has been fought with modern guns and modern ships of war. There has been an alarm of war with France. These two facts have suddenly turned the attention of...

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THE conversion of Mr. Courtney to bimetallism may 1 prove to be an event of some importance. He is a cool reasoner, he is an excellent political economist, and he was a member...

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I N that mythical period when Ireland was the Isle of the Saints, it is possible that Irish Bishops held themselves to have a roving commission to perform all manner of...

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THE SOCIOLOGICAL CONGRESS. T HOUGH Governments and States may wrangle and

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bicker with one another, there will always remain a kindly fellow-feeling between the learned men of one country and those of another. We have had a proof of this fact during...

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P EOPLE are rather too apt to regard discursiveness as the sign of a weak mind, and to suspect that a man who has something to say on every question, from the proper basis for...

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A GREAT fortune, a really great one we mean, one to be counted in millions, is the only mass of true p ower,— that is, power unlimited by rules or by responsibility to voters,...

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T HE failure of an attempt made by Lord Winchileea's agent to grow corn from seeds found in a mummy-case has led to a correspondence more instructive as an example of the way in...

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"POOR PADDY-LAND !"—I. [TO THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR. " ] • SIR, --Six weeks ago, when I was considering where I should go for my autumn holiday, some remarks of yours...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTLTOR."1 SIR, — I have been surprised to find that the Report of the Commissioners on the Amalgamation of the City and County of London makes no...


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LABOUR AND THE POPULAR WELFARE. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — I am very glad to see from the review of a new book by Mr. W. J. Mallock, in the Spectator of...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Silt. - 4 believe both of your correspondents are right as to two causes of the irregularity of hedges ; but I think there is also a third...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Agreeing with every word of your article on "The War• in the East," in the Spectator of September 29th, and hoping even against hope...


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[To TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The author of the article on "Struwwelpeter," in the Spectator of September 29th, says :—" No infant, however precocious, could shed...


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THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sir,—In the review in the Spectator of July 14th, on a novel called "The Confessions of a Currency Girl," it is stated that the adjective applies in Australia...


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OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Will you allow me, as an act of justice, to explain very briefly how the case stands as to the controversy on this sub- ject, which you have deemed...

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THE HAWARDEN HORACE. AD CIOERONEM NOSTRUM. MASESTIO Armitetead, colossal crony, Ever at shortest notice all ago To start g for Brighton as my cicerone, For Gothenburg,...


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[TO rue EDITOM OP THE "SPECTATOR.. "] Sin,—Reading in the Spectator that dog's-flesh is considered a delicacy in China, recalled to my recollection a tale told me many years ago...


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[To TRH EDITOR OP THE SPEOTATOH."] SIR,—Will you permit me to make a remark or so on your sympathetic article on " Struwwelpeter," in the Spectator of September 29th ? In the...


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[To Tux EDITOR OF TRH " SPECTATOR:1 SIR, —Will you allow me to state, through the medium of your columns, that I am not the writer of a letter signed " W. D.," which appeared in...


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[To THE EDITOR o THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—A few years ago, by inserting an appeal in the Spectator, you kindly helped me to keep open evening classes for the use of the poorest...

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BURTON'S "ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY." 1' HIGH commendation is due to the enterprise of the publishers in planning, and to the industry of the editor in executing, a critical edition...

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THE EBB-TIDE.* TIM plot of this story, if what is

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rather a collection of incidents can be called a plot, is almost commonplace, but for one startling exception which we must not reveal. How * The Ebb-Tide : a Trio and...

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THE published title of this book can only be regarded in the light of an amiable deception, and we wonder that at the present day, with the large and influential audience which...

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No publishers have done more for the religion of their country than Messrs. T. and T. Clark. Their "Foreign Theological Library " contains about one hundred and ninety volumes...

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record of a voyage of discovery undertaken by a wealthy Austrian, Count Teleki, who so greatly loved big game and adventures in strange lands that he fitted out a caravan at his...


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Teem post of honour in the Nineteenth Century is given to a paper by Mr. St. Loe Strachey on "The Seven Lord Rose. bevies," a mordant sketch of the seven characters in which,...

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Enid Lyle. By Bessie Hatton. (Chapman and Hall.) — There

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are some fine things in this story. Such is the introduction of Philip Palethorpo to his unacknowledged child, Mary Douglas. And there is something effective in the contrast...

Random Recollections of Woodland, Fen, and Hills. By J. W.

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Tutt, F.E.S. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—These recollections of Mr. Tutt are certainly very rambling and often disconnected, but full of observation, mostly of insect life ; and...

Hoist with Her Own Petard. By Reginald Lucas. 3 vols.

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(Hurst and Blackett.)—The lady who is " hoist " is, as may easily be guessed, an adventuress. She has schemes for marrying a baronet, keeping the baronet's brother for second...

Essays in Historical Chemistry. By T. E. Thorpe. (Macmillan and

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Co.)—These lectures, some of which were delivered as far back as 1870, make a most interesting volume. Professor Thorpe is a good lecturer ; but those who have not heard him,...

A Hidden Chain. By Dora Russell. 3 vols. (Digby, Long,

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and Co.)—We know pretty well what to expect from Dora Russell's pen,—a love-story with all the details, conversations, feelings of everybody reported in the fullest manner. Her...

Comedies of T. Maccius Plautus. Translated in the Original Metres

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by Edward H. Sugdon. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)— This is the first volume of a translation which is intended to include all the plays of Plautus, and, Mr. Sugden hopes, the...


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Genius and Art. By Henry Smith. (Iredale, Torquay.)—This pretentious work, whose full title space forbids us quoting, takes the form of a series of letters, after every one of...

The Heir of Inglesby. By Vieletta." (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—Weak,

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but with no great fault except the want of backbone, The Heir of Inglesby is just readable. The scene is laid in Venice and on the banks of the Thames. A lady who writes about...

Creatures of Other Days. By the Rev. H. N. Hutchinson.

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(Chapman and Hall.)—Mr. Hutchinson knows how to invest paleontology with interest for the ordinary reader, though, in- deed, it is a subject which is daily becoming more...

On the Wallaby. By Guy Boothby. (Longmans and Co.)— This

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is a readable and amusing traveller's tale, and introduces us to some of the typical characters of the Australian continent. We are taken on a voyage from Adelaide to Colombo,...

Among Men and Horses. By Captain Hayes. (T. Fisher Unwin.)

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—In these pages we have the reminiscences of Captain Hayes, whose more technical writings are known everywhere. There is a similarity about the style of all writers who have...

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Graeme and Cyril. By Barry Pain. (Hodder and Stoughton.) —This

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is a story of boy-life, with the scene mainly, of course, laid at school, but completed by an introductory sketch of home and a notice of the hero's subsequent career. The...