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The Pamir _ trouble is probably over, the Czar having disapproved

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Colonel Yanoff's proceedings. The Novosti Freesia of St. Petersburg declares that there can be no war - tetween Great Britain and Russia on account of the Pamirs, because Russia...


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M CARNOT has paid a State visit to Savoy, to be present • at the commemoration of the junction of the mountain province with France, and received a warm welcome, the clergy...

President Harrison's election manifesto, which takes the form of a

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letter accepting his nomination by the Republican Convention, was published in Washington on Monday. The policy of Protection relieved by reciprocity with foreign States has, he...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The evening papers of Tuesday contained a report that orders

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had been issued to the British Garrison to evacuate Cairo, retaining possession only of the citadel. The troops displaced were to be encamped in Alexandria, or to be sent over...

The Trades-Union Congress has been in Session in Glasgow during

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the past week. The president, Mr. Hodge, one of the organisers of the Scotch railway strike, delivered an address, which was regarded as retrograde by the advanced section of...

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The Local Government Board reports that no case of cholera

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now exists in England, which, as persons affected have been brought here, and isolated cases have been reported here and there, is most satisfactory. The importation of Russian...

The statement that the Queen wrote to Lord Rosebery asking

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him to accept the Foreign Office is denied upon the highest authority. Her Majesty had no communication with Lord Rosebery, direct or indirect. The denial obviously comes from...

Is M. Pasteur really about to try experiments in cholera

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on human beings? It looks very like it. He has told the corre- spondent of the Times that he has tried "choleraic vaccine " on animals, and has found that it completely protects...

The banking statistics of Ireland, published on Tuesday, deserve attention.

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The deposits in the Savings Banks, which in 1886 were £29,223,000, are now £34,563,000, an increase of £5,340,000. This, when taken in connection with the decrease of...

On Wednesday, the Trades-Union Congress discussed, among other things, Labour

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representation, and passed a resolution in its favour. It is to be noted, however, that they rejected an amendment to the effect that Labour candidates should stand only " where...

We regret to note the death of J. G. Whittier,

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the American "Quaker Poet," whose life was so strong a testimony to the value of the old New-England system of upbringing, now un- happily passed away. Born a peasant, he...

The case of the miners of Carmaux is not quite

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so bad as the Times represents. Their secretary, M. Calvignac, was elected Mayor of the Commune, and shortly after was dis- missed by the company which owns the mine. The miners...

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We would call attention to the letter of our correspondent,

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Protap Chunder Mozoomdar, as the best statement of the case for the educated Bengalee that we have yet seen. With all that he says of the superior intelligence of the Bengalee,...

A paper written by Mr. Gladstone, on the early relation

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of Greece to the East, was read on Monday before theiCongress of Orientalists. Mr. Gladstone disclaims any knowledge of Oriental history, languages, or literatures, and draws...

The inevitable split has taken place in Ireland among the

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evicted tenants. Certain members of the Association are dis- satisfied with the position taken up at the recent interview with Mr. Morley, and they have accordingly seceded, and...

The September number of the North American Review con- tains

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an interesting paper of reminiscences of Mr. Bright, by his nephew, Mr. M'Laren. In regard to his well-known ad- miration for the Queen, a remarkable saying of Mr. Bright's is...

Mr. William Redmond, at the fortnightly meeting of the National

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League, held on Tuesday, made a speech which was fierce even for him. He declared they would prove in the Law Courts in Dublin the methods by which the Parnellite can- didates...

A Renter's telegram of Thursday announces that the organ of

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the Premier of Newfoundland, Sir William Whiteway, has declared in favour of Newfoundland entering the Dominion. Since the terrible fire at St. John's in the beginning of July,...

At the sitting on Tuesday, Mr. Flinders Petrie gave a

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a very curious account of his excavations of the temples and palaces of Khuenaten, a " Liberal" king of ancient Egypt, who appears to have been the first of the Realists. He...

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

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Friday 97.

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THE LULL. T HE lull that has followed the Elections is so complete and so noticeable, that we do not wonder when Glad- stonians quote it as proof that the country is content,...

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THE TRADES-UNION CONGRESS. T HE old saying that the House of

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Commons has more sense than any of its Members, appears to be true of the Trades-Union Congress. The delegates often talk a great deal of wild nonsense about this or that aspect...

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THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF FRANCE. T HE speech pronounced on Sunday by

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M. Carnot to the Savoyards at Aix-les-Bains, grates somewhat on English ears. It is too sentimental, to begin with, for our tastes—we only expressing " love " for the...

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I T is evident that the Government are going to be placed in a position of intolerable difficulty in regard to the evicted tenants. On Sunday last, the " South of Ireland...

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I T was to be expected that, sooner or later, the great change which is so apparent in popular political thought and sentiment since the advent of Democracy, would begin to tell...

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THE END OF THE UGANDA CONTROVERSY. T HE long-expected report from

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Captain Lugard closes the controversy as to the action of the East Africa Company and its agents in regard to the affairs of Uganda. To begin with, it is clear from his report...

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I F the Bishop of Chester has done nothing else, he has certainly set a ball rolling. His proposal has met with abundant criticism, and this, as, under the circum- stances, was...

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W E hardly know why it annoys us to read that the railway from Joppa to Jerusalem will be open on the 26th inst., and that the principal station is close to the Valley of...

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V ERY few of the reasons explaining why young men do not marry, which are now offered in the Daily News in such profusion, tend much to edification. Some of them are not...

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[" But if the bull was mad, Mrs. Pipchin, how did he know it was Sunday P "—" Dombey and Son.") T HE general view of good or bad in animal disposition is, no doubt, mainly...

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THE "BENGALI BABU" DEFENDED. [To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOE."] Sin,—If indeed the Bengalis as a race are so worthless as some of our Anglo-Indian friends are trying to make...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The writer of the review on Addison in the Spectator of August 6th, like many others before him, altogether over- looks the influence...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin, — In spite of Archdeacon Cheetham ' s letter, I still ven- ture to think (1), that the profaners of the Temple were sitting in the Inner...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Your correspondent " Y " asks : What chance would Land League tyranny have in a country that was content ? I answer : The came chance...


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Pro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — I would say to your correspondent " Vernon, " " Distin- guendum. " When Mrs. Beecher Stowe said, " The quality of Mersey is not...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I think my friend, Sir Henry Malet, in the Spectator of August 27th, must have failed to notice that, in my letter to the Daily...


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MR. HUXLEY'S ESSAYS.* THE brilliant Prologue prefixed by Mr. Huxley to his recently published volume of Essays, shows certainly that his right hand has not lost its cunning....


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Bearing on this subject is my own experience, which I imagine is not so common as that described in your interesting article in the...


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[To THE EDITOR or THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—" M." is surely quite mistaken in supposing that Sf. Paul addressed an " august Court" on Mars' Hill at nigh 1 -. Every good critic...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Most readers of the article on " The Attractiveness of Chance," in the Spectator of September 3rd, will agree with the conclusion...

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SKETCHES OF ROMAN LIFE.* Tins collection of sketches of life

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in Rome under the Emperors, from the time of Augustus to that of Aurelius, though it cannot be said to fill adequately a much-felt want, is at least a step in the right...

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SIR JAMES RAMSAY tells us that this is an instalment of a larger work, comprising the first fifteen hundred years of the history of England. For a reason that he does not...

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Mn. SA INTSBURY'S little volume of Political Pamphlets, selected for Percival's Pocket Library of English Litera- ture, is as successful as his Political Verse was the reverse....

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MB& M. J. O'CorniELL adds to the title which we have quoted, " And Old Irish Life at Home and Abroad." It is not surprising that this extension of her subject leads her into not...

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IT has for some time been only too legitimate a cause of complaint against the Cambridge historical school that it is unproductive, and in this respect contrasts very unfavour-...

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A History of the Parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack, and Zennor.. By John Hobson Matthews. (Elliot Stock.)—This is a very elaborate work, reaching a magnitude which will...

Greek Classical Literature. By the Rev. J. P. Mahaffy, M.A.

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Vol. I. (Macmillan.)—We have here the first volume, in two parts, of a " third edition, revised and enlarged." The first part deals with the Epic and Lyric poets, the second...

The First Part of Goethe's Faust. Hayward's Translation. Revised, with

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Introduction by C. A. Buchheim, Ph.D. (Bell and Sons.)—Professor Buchheim has gone thoroughly into the trans- lation, now sixty years old, which the late Mr. Hayward published....

Memorials of the Episcopate of Bishop Mackarness. By Charles Coleridge

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Mackarness. (J. Parker and Co.)—This is an interest- ing little book, a welcome memorial to a Bishop who excited respect perhaps more than enthusiasm, but could always be relied...

Rod and River. By Major A. T. Fisher. (Bentley and

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Son.)— Major Fisher deals only with the nobler fish,—salmon, trout, and grayling. Of the meaner sorts he takes no cognisance, but on the other he spends labour without stint....

Books Condemned to be Burnt. By James Anson Farrer. (Elliot

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Stock.)—The earliest burning that Mr. Farrer records is that of Porphyry's "Treatise Against the Christians," burnt by order of Theodosius the Great in A.D. 388. Some curious...

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Questions of Faith and Duty. By Anthony W. Thorold, D.D.,

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Bishop of Winchester. (Isbister and Co.)—This is a volume full of the sober, devotional spirit which may be said to be charac- teristic of the Church of England when it is at...

BOOKS Raoul - vim—The Duchess of Angoul4me and The Two Restorations. By

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Nubert de Saint-Amaud. (Hutchinson.) — Grandmother's Child and For May's Sake, Mark Desborough's Vow, The Strait Gate, and The Better Part. By Annie S. Swan. (S. W. Partridge...


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Allen (G.), Duchess of Powysland, or 8vo (Cbatto & Windns) 3/6 Andrew, (W.), Bygone England, 5vo (Hutchinson) 6/0 Borjessen (H. H.), Essays on German Literature, cr 8vo (Unwin)...

MAGAZINES AND SERIAL PUBLICATIONS.—We have received the following for September

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:—The Art Journal, the Magazine of Art, the English Illustrated Magazine, Part 1 of Old and New Paris (Cassell and Co.), Part 18 of the Universal Atlas, the Month, the...


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HARPER.—On September 1st, at St. Lawrence's Vicarage, York, after a few days' M try Maria Theresa, youngest daughter of the late Yen Henry Harper, M.A., Rector of Elveden....