7 JULY 1894

Page 3


The Spectator

INDEX. FROM JULY 7/k TO DECEMBER 29th, 1894, INCLUSIVE. TOPICS OF THE DAY. A BILITY, the Wages of ... ••• Accident P what is an... Aerial Carriages .., 204 — Railways...

Page 8

London : Printed by Wynisly & SONS (Limited) at 74,

The Spectator

75, & 76 Great Queen Street, W.C. ; and Published by Joan: JAMES BARSR, of No. 1 Wellington Street, in the Precinct of the Savoy, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, at the...

Page 9

The Message of the new President was read to the

The Spectator

two French Chambers on Tuesday. M. Casimir-Perier begins by 'denying that he is of any party. "I belong to France and the Republic." " The weight of responsibility is too heavy...

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

The Spectator


The funeral of M. Carnot in Paris on Sunday is

The Spectator

said to have surprised the most experienced. The circumstances of his death, the fact that he was hated by no party, the character of the ceremonial, at once religious,...


The Spectator

XPERTS appear to believe that there will be war between China and Japan for the possession of Corea, the great pemnsulaof eighty-four thousand square miles which stretches out...

All Europe has expressed its regret at M. Carnot's death,

The Spectator

but the French appear to have been especially touched by two testimonies of the general good feeling and respect. The German Emperor ordered the release of two French naval...

The whole American Union has been greatly worried this week

The Spectator

by a kind of rebellion among the railway men. Mr. Pullman's men had struck, and on their applying for aid to the Railway Union, its president, Mr. Debs, "called out" the men on...

it seems to be quite certain that, for the present,

The Spectator

the French Chamber agrees with M. Casimir-Perier, and is prepared to give him a majority against all shades of Red. It has elected M. Burdeau, whom he most trusts, President of...

Page 10

We note with the greatest possible misgiving the announce- ment

The Spectator

that the Unionist leaders "have determined to place• before the country their policy in regard to alien immigra. • tion." Lord Salisbury intends, it is said, to introduce a Bill...

On Wednesday, Mr. John Burns addressed his constituents , in the

The Spectator

Battersea Town Hall on the work of the Government. . We have dealt elsewhere with the personal aspects of the speech, but will notice here how staunch and reliable a, supporter...

On Monday a number of Canadians dined together at the

The Spectator

Westminster Palace Hotel to celebrate " Dominion Day,"' —the day of the inauguration of the British North America . Act. The chairman, Sir Charles Tupper, made an interesting...

The Budget has practically got itself through, the last important

The Spectator

vote having been taken on Monday. The clause imposing an extra spirit•duty of 6d. a gallon was then recom- mitted, and carried by a majority of only 198 to 185, a majority of...

The election for the Attercliffe division of Sheffield, whichr took

The Spectator

place on Thursday, has ended in the return of Mr.. Langley, official Gladstonian candidate. The figures are :— Alderman Langley (L.) 4,486 Mr. G. Hill Smith (C.) ... 3,495 Mr....

The American Tariff Bill passed the Senate on Tuesday by

The Spectator

39 votes against 34. It has not, however, become law, as the Senate has introduced so many amendments that there must be a conference between the Houses, and discussions extend-...

Page 11

On Saturday, the Prince of Wales, on behalf of the

The Spectator

Queen, opened the new Tower Bridge "for traffic by land. and water." The City, which built the bridge to some extent to show how munificent and beneficial it can be, took care...

On Monday, at the Central Criminal Court, Mr. Justice Grantham

The Spectator

sentenced Mr. Howell Thomas, the solicitor con. nested with the Townley estate case, to five years' penal servitude. The charge against him was for defrauding by false pretences...

We regret to notice the death of Sir A. H.

The Spectator

Layard, who expired on Thursday, in London, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. The son of an English gentleman and a Spanish lady, he early displayed a passion for travel...

It is right that we should mention that the conviction

The Spectator

of Sir W. W. Wynn, by the Magistrates of Albrighton, for -cruelty to a horse, has been quashed on appeal to the Shrop- shire Quarter Sessions. That court held, on a careful...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (21) were on

The Spectator

Friday, 101i.

The Cork Grand Jury, at the Assizes held at Ennis

The Spectator

on Tues- day, passed an important resolution in regard to the official police report, which was to the effect that crime was diminishing in the county. They declared that having...

The Interoolonial Conference at Ottawa has spent most of the

The Spectator

week in discussing the question of the Pacific cable. All the delegates were in theory for the cable, but in practice there seems to have been a strong feeling against the...

Page 12


The Spectator

M. CASIMIR-PERIER'S ADDRESS. T HOSE are very serious words which the new President of the French Republic addressed on Tuesday to the two Chambers, and they explain, if they do...

Page 13


The Spectator

T "permanent interest of Great Britain in the Far East is the good will of China, the only great native Power in Asia • the only one which dare struggle with Russia ; the only...

Page 14

THE THREE MR. BURNSES. T HOSE who have followed the public

The Spectator

career of Mr. John Burns can have hardly failed to notice that there have always been two Mr. Burnses. There is Mr. I3urns the able and practical municipal administrator and...

Page 15

THE LABOUR WAR IN AMERICA. H ARDLY anything is so interesting

The Spectator

and even exciting to European politicians as the fury with which the Labour War is waged in the United States. It is so entirely contrary to all preconceived ideas upon the sub-...

Page 16

THE COMMONS COMMITTEE ON PEERS. T HE question which the Committee

The Spectator

appointed to inquire into the circumstances attending the issue of the writ for the Attercliffe Division will have to investigate is, from the point of view of the Coustitution,...

Page 17

CONVOCATION AND DISESTABLISHMENT. T HE Lower House of the Convocation of

The Spectator

Canterbury have very properly been occupied during a part of the present week with the Welsh Disestablishment Bill. We wish we could say that they had been occupied with it to...

Page 18


The Spectator

D AGEANTS do not often attract us, it may be from a defect in sympathy, it may be from a longing for splendour which is never fully realised ; but there was some- thing in the...

Page 19


The Spectator

a National Gallery of Natural Pictures,—i.e., a national collection of some of the most beautiful pieces of scenery and most memorable his- toric buildings in the country, is,...

Page 20


The Spectator

I T is more difficult to sympathise with other people's amusements than with their troubles in this world. The reflection is not new, but so many amusements are, that we are...

Page 22

HOME ARTS AND INDUSTRIES. T HERE has been a great revival

The Spectator

lately in what are tech- nically known as " arts and crafts." England and the sister-isles have been more celebrated in the past for solid creations than for purely decorative...

Page 23


The Spectator

a recent number of the Pall Mall Gazette there appeared -I- an article upon the subject of "a man's relatives," which, though it expressed them in somewhat fanciful and...

Page 24


The Spectator

MIRACLES IN GAMES OF CHANCE. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." I SIR,—My attention has only just been drawn to a letter in the Spectator of June 23rd, signed " G. S. Foot."...


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OP viva "SPECIT&TOR,"] SIR, —Will you permit me, as representing the few English- men resident in the country districts of this thinly settled State of Tennessee,...


The Spectator

Pro TEE EDITOR OF THE BFROTATOR:a SIR,"-A sentence in your notice of Mrs. Tollemache's "Diderot," opens a curious question. " In these days," you say, " nearly every one who is...


The Spectator

SPEOTATOR."] SIR,—Will you allow me to suggest two considerations bearing on this subject which have apparently not received so much attention as they deserve :—(1.) It will be...

Page 25


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Garden-snails are sold under the polite and comfortable name of " Wall-fish," at 3d. or 4d. a quart, all the year round, in the Bristol...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the review of " The Green Bay-Tree," which appeared in the Spectator of June 23rd, you say that the authors "are at pains to point...


The Spectator

SONNET. I THINK the immortal servants of mankind, Who, from their graves, watch by how slow degrees` The World-Soul greatens with the centuries, Mourn most Man's barren levity...


The Spectator

Sin,—In the course of some investigations connected with International Copyright enactment, a most important rule or principle as to prices was proved, upon the authority of the...

Page 26


The Spectator

MR. STOPFORD BROOKE ON TENNYSON.* TiatEBE is very much in this volume of Mr. Stopford Brooke's that will be welcomed by all lovers of Tennyson, much that they will gladly dwell...

Page 27


The Spectator

in the world of letters, and who has reached the ripe age of sixty, appears to think it necessary in our day to write his or her recollections of the people they have met with....

Page 28

THE RISE OF MODERN DEMOCRACY.* IT is often said that

The Spectator

even if the French Revolution produced a slush of last and blood, into which courage, virtue, free- dom, and good faith were cast and trampled, it at least gave birth to new...

Page 30


The Spectator

manifestly the work of an industrious student, who brings to his work a scholarship trained both by classical and by patristic reading, and who also possesses the...

Page 31


The Spectator

forms the second and concluding portion of Dr. Clunningham's admirable treatise on the economic history of England. Pursuing the same line of thought as in his first volume,t...

Page 32


The Spectator

THE half-crown magazines contain this month a good many instructive papers, though few of the most readable kind. Mrs. Webb's essay in the Nineteenth Century, for instance, on "...

Page 34


The Spectator

An Old and Middle English Reader : on the Basis of Professor Julius Zupitect's Alt- and Mittelenglisches Obungsbuch. By George MacLean, Ph.D. (Macmillan and Co.)—The character...

Middle Temple Table-Talk. By W. G. Thorpe, F.S.A. (Hutchin- son

The Spectator

and Co.)-'-Mr. Stevenson, in his dedication of " Catriona," states that it is the fate of sequels to disappoint the expecta- tions of those who have waited for them, and though...

Orchard Damerel. By Alan St. Aubyn. 3 vols. (Hurst and

The Spectator

Blackett.)—We must not doubt, we suppose, that there may have been a couple as silly and as ignorant of life as Robert Lyon, rector of Stoke Demerol, and Joan, née Benson, his...

The Mystery of Dandy Court. By Fergus Hume. (Jerrold and

The Spectator

Son.)—This is a tale of an ordinary kind, but told, as might be expected from the author of "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab," with more than ordinary cleverness. The plot turns...

Thoughts and Reflections on Modern Society. By A. Featherman. (Kegan

The Spectator

Paul and Co.)—This book, we are gravely assured at the outset, is the result of thirty years' observation, experience, and reflection. We took it up, accordingly, with becoming...

Page 35

exposition of the decisions and of the principles on which

The Spectator

they have been made in the disputed matters of ritual. We have no comment to make except that Mr. Talbot seems to have studied his subject with much care, and that he gives a...

Round about the Crooked Spire. By Albert T. Foster, M.A.

The Spectator

(Chapman. and Hall.)—The "Crooked Spire" is the spire at Round about the Crooked Spire. By Albert T. Foster, M.A. (Chapman. and Hall.)—The "Crooked Spire" is the spire at...

Dudgeon, Gentleman, written by Himself," is a work of consider-

The Spectator

able art. Matthew himself does not play any very considerable part in it, and that is doubtless as well, for he is not unlike Mr. Inkle, on whom an unenviable immortality has...

Derniers Essais de Critique et d'Histoire. Par H. Taine. (Hachette

The Spectator

et Cie, Paris.)—M. Tains has obtained so high a European reputation for learning, industry, and sound critical judgment, that anything from his pen must at once procure...