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On Sunday, Ballycoree, two miles north of Ennis, was occupied

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by a troop of the 3rd King's Own Hussars, besides a force of two hundred of the Constabulary and two companies of the Leinster Regiment ; so that the Irish leaders gave up the...


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411HE meeting at Ballycoree, near Ennis, which was prohibited 1 by the Government, was not held on Sunday. But in place of it, the Nationalists held two meetings, one in Ennis...

The Continent is greatly interested in the question whether the

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Emperor of Germany and the Czar of Russia are to meet at Stettin next week. The officials, from Prince Bismarck down- wards, deny that each a meeting is intended ; but the...

Exeter has been the scene of a frightful calamity. A

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company was playing The Romany Rye in the Royal Exeter Theatre on Monday night, when fire was noticed in the flies, and spread in a few minutes through the house. The flames,...

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

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The German Chancellor will not have it believed that he

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is anti-Russsian or pro-Russian upon Bulgarian questions. On Monday, the North German Gazette contained an inspired article declaring that Germany intended to be bound strictly...

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Mr. Stanhope, the Secretary for War, announced on Thursday that

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his Department had prepared its scheme for the reorganisa- tion of the War Office. It is to be assimilated in principle to the Admiralty. There will be eight heads of...

The limitation of this plebiscite to Trade-Unionists is odd. Mr.

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Bevan in his speech obviously wished that Trade-Unionists and independent workmen should combine; but that is not the decision of the Congress. Yet it is obviously preposterous...

Late on the night of Friday week, the discussion on

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the Irish prison vote gave rise to one of those scenes in the House of Commons which now occur once or twice in the week. Mr. T. P. O'Connor wished for the day when he might be...

English workmen, we imagine, are not becoming ideologues, but some

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of their delegates are. At the meeting of the Trade- Union Congress at Swansea, on the 6th Met, Mr. W. Bevan delivered an address which was really an assertion that capital was...

Those who wish to know what the so-called concessions made -

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to the Liberal Unionists are worth, should consult the corre- spondence between Mr. Elson and Mr. Gladstone on the one hand, and between Mr. Elson and Lord Rosebery on the other...

We regret to perceive that the Trade Union Congress has

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adopted, in theory at least, one of Mr. George's proposals. The delegates accepted without a division the following resolution :— " That Parliament should without delay effect...

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The year's meeting of the British Association ended on Thursday.

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It has not, to outside observers, been a very satis- factory one. Much of the apparent ineptitude of the discussions is doe, no doubt, to the wretched reporting, which is ruined...

According to the latest telegrams from Persia, Ayoub Khan had

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successfully traversed Eastern Persia, and had appeared upon the frontier of Afghanistan. There, however, he was encountered by an Afghan commandant, and forced to retire into...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 101/ to 1011.

Dr. Tanner has succeeded in reducing the right of question

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in the House of Commons to an absurdity. On Thursday he actually asked the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs this question,—" Is it a fact that the frontier between Turcomania...

Mr. Gladstone is too careful about electoral statistics. In the

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Times of Tuesday there appears a letter from "Liberal Unionist" stating that the reaction against the General Election of 1886 is trivial when compared with the reaction which...

Three French travellers, MM. Bonvalot, Capus, and Pepin, have recently

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reached India after traversing an unexplored Three French travellers, MM. Bonvalot, Capus, and Pepin, have recently reached India after traversing an unexplored district of...

In the discussion on the Naval Estimates on Thursday, Mr.

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Arthur O'Connor defended Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett'e salary of -21,000 a year from attack, on the ground that it served to secure his silence in the House of Commons, which was, he...

Mr. Justice Grove has resigned, and his place is to

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be filled up by raising Mr. Arthur Charles to the Bench. It is an excellent choice. Mr. Arthur Charles has long been a very distinguished advocate in ecclesiastical cases ; he...

Mr. F. W. Mande's conversion from Unionism to Home-rule -appears

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to be one of the most abrupt on record. On June let, at Birmingham, he attacked Sir G. Trevelyan for his change of -mind, and denied that Mr. Gladstone had made any concession,...

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T HE English are said to be a people without envy, and certainly they do not hate the prosperous merely for their prosperity ; but there must be among them a great amount of...


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--e-- THE PROCLAIMED MEETING NEAR ENNIS. T "greatest nonsense is talked on both sides as to last Sunday's meeting near Ennis,—the meeting proclaimed by the Government, which,...

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M R. GLADSTONE'S anxiety about the tendency of the by-elections seems to us to indicate the one weakness in his statesmanship,—the disposition to guide his own policy by any...

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A Y017B KHAN, the Afghan Pretender, is reported to have reached the frontier of Afghanistan. That is an annoying incident for the British Minister at Teheran, who had a kind of...

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I T has hitherto been the boast, and, with a few exceptions, the just boast, of English workmen, and especially of English Trade-Unionists, that they are before all things...

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A N idea seems to have prevailed, and still to prevail, among some Frenchmen that British Colonies, at least in the Antipodes, owe their greatness to the fact that they were...

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T HE burning of the theatre at Exeter on Monday night is not the greatest of recent catastrophes by fire; but it was, in one respect at least, the most ghastly. The number of...

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S IR HENRY ROSCOE concluded his interesting address to the British Association by endorsing tessing's paradox :—" The worth of man lies not in the truth which he possesses, or...

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A CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY NEAR MERAN. [mom A CORRESPONDENT.] SIR,—We rose early, and by Li o'clock we had left the warmth and roses of Moran and exchanged them for the raw air of...

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PROFESSOR DICEY ON UNIONIST DELUSIONS.—V. rTo TH. EDITOR OF TON ..SPECTAT0112.1 Ste,—Character is power ; loss of reputation is loss of authority. This is a truth attested by...

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[TO ran EDITOR OT THR ”Sracraroa."1 Snz,—Would it not dispel a good deal of mist, if all Liberal Unionists would declare plainly that they are as opposed to the establishment of...


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[To ma Roma or Tax “Sescrasoa."] Sns,—Whatever other evidence of prosperity in Ireland you may be able to bring forward, it is certainly a mistake to calculate on an abundant...


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[TO THE EDITOR Or TER " SPROTATOR.1 SUI,—Is it not strange that with the failure everywhere—the deserved failure—of M. Pasteur's system for the prevention of hydrophobia, it...

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[To TEE EDITOR or TEE SPECTATOR."] Sut—The throwing of water referred to in the article, "Harvest-Homes," in your issue of September 3rd, cannot fail to strike those who are...


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[To TOM EDITOR or THE SPECTATOR."] Ssa,—Is not the writer of the exceedingly graceful paper on "Childhood," in the Spectator of September 3rd, a little unjust to Virgil P...

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[TO TER EDITOR Or TES .•BracrLrox."] Sla,—I do not see the Spectator regularly, and it was but to. day that I read your article of August 20th, on "The Set against the Police."...


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[To TEE EDITOR OF TER ° SPECTATOR:I Sra,—May I be allowed to point out, with reference to your reviewer's remarks on the selection of Massinger's and Middle- ton's plays in the...


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[To ran EDITOR or ras °Bmcrnms.i7 have read the article in the Spectator of August 20th, on "The Society of Doge," with the greatest interest and pleasure at finding embodied...

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BEHIND THE SCENES. LT0 "M. P.," aged 13 ; after taking her "behind the scenes" at the Standard Theatre.] LITTLE Mandie little maidie, Tell me what you think it means ; Tell me...


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DR. GARNETT'S LIFE OF CARLYLE.* Tuts is a terse and very well-written book, in which the chief fault, to our mind, is that Dr. Garnett agrees so entirely with Carlyle's negative...

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MRS. CADDY has produced a book which would, we believe, have delighted the heart of Charles Lamb. This will sound like high praise, and as such we mean it, though it may not...

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SADDLE AND MOCUSSIN.* Tim title which Mr. Francis Francis has

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chosen for his enter- taining volume does not lucidly indicate its contents, nor the part of the North-American continent in which he sought amusement and experience. As a...

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Ma. Ammtm's well-known Report on Elementary Education in Germany, Switzerland, and France, addressed last year to the Education Department, was prepared in circumstances which...

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A PAIR OF NOVELS.* Thraldom opens well. We are introduced

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at once to the hero— a thoroughly English youth—brave, honest, simple, affectionate, • (1.1 Thraldom. By Julian Sturgis. 1 rot London Longman. Green, and Co. —(2.) Hiss...

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Ma. Ramon , Traarxit's intentions are no doubt exeollent, and his subject is a fascinating one. Is it not Mr. Spencer who holds that it is when man is in a nomad condition that...

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The September number of the Sunday at Home is an

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excellent one. " Genevieve," which is a story of old France, runs smoothly. Among the other papers in this number, "A Week with the Bop:Pickers," Mr. Chalmers's " Life in New...

In Temple Bar for September, a series of papers bearing

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the attrac- tive title of "The Romance of History " begins, appropriately enough, with a sketch of the life of Masaniello. But is it " romance" or is it " history " to represent...

The September number of Chambers's Journal contains an excep- tionally

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large number of readable and informing papers, such as "Matches," " Single.Rall Railways," and " Nettle-Cultitre," and of Irish stories, of which "A Tale of the Galtee Mountains...


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The most interesting article in the September number of the Atlantic Monthly is, on the whole, the seventh—dealing chiefly with Paris—of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes's series of...

The September Century is disappointingly heavy and American. The biographers

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of Lincoln threaten to become too diffuse, and perhaps the conductors of the Century might give us a little leas—at least in a single number—of the carnage of the Civil War. The...

Sermon Boons.—The Candidate's Latin Grammar. By S. Percy Reed, M.A.

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(Ward and Downey.)—The first book on our list hardly comes under the class to which we have referred it. It is not meant for schools, for, as the author frankly says,—" No...

His Own Enemy : a Novel. 2 vols. By J.

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Bloundelle-Burton. (Swan Sonnensohein, Lowrey, and Co.)—The lady—for we imagine that the writer of this novel is a lady, although she assumes ignorance of ladies' dress now and...

In the September Scribner, we have the last instalment but

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one of the Thackeray correspondence. In one of the fresh letters (written in 1854) Thaokeray gives his reason for resigning his connection with Punch. " There appears," he says,...