11 JUNE 1887

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T HE third clause of the Irish Crimea Bill was passed on Taes- day night after only one application of the Closure, Mr. W. H. Smith having indicated at the outset that he should...

On Thursday, Mr. W. H. Smith gave notice that he

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would yesterday move that at a given time, which was specified later in the evening as 10 p.m. on June 17th (Friday next), the question under discussion shall be put, and that...

After Mr. W. H. Smith had declared his intention of

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putting a definite term to the debate,—Mr. Morley protesting that more than a day's notice should have been given of the motion,—the discussion on the Crimes Bill was...

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

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Mr. Gladstone pointed to the old Welsh castles built to

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subdue Wales by the invaders, and to the old Welsh Church which was quite separate from the English Church, as proving the distinct- ness of Welsh nationality. Through Mrs....

Yesterday week was spent quietly by Mr. Gladstone at Swansea

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in hearing Welsh music, and regretting to the accomplished per- formers of the Swansea United. Choir that he had come down to Swansea for purposes not altogether musical; for...

It is still uncertain whether the French Ministry will survive.

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The debate on the Military Bill is dragging in a way most unusual in a French Assembly, and it is said that the Right are urging that the anti-clerical clauses, rendering...

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A curious instance of the perversion of moral feeling tem-

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porarily prevalent in Ireland was afforded on Tuesday. A Miss Dawson, walking near Dublin, was attacked by a garotter, thrown down, throttled, and robbed of her trinkets. She...

In the evening, Mr. Gladstone delivered a very eloquent speech

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to Sir Hussey Vivian's party, and claimed the restoration of an Irish Legislature to Ireland as being at least as much of a Con- servative as of a Liberal proposal. (In...

Mr. O'Brien having failed in Canada, has done worse than

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fail in New York. Under circumstances detailed elsewhere, he has quarrelled with the revolutionary and anti-Catholic section of the Irish in New York, and has been denounced by...

On Monday, Mr. Gladstone opened a Free Library at Swansea,

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received the freedom of the borough, remarked on the musical pre-eminence of Welshmen, admired the Swansea porcelain, and in a word, discharged the non-political portions of his...

Mr. Bright has published a letter strongly condemning Mr. Gladstone's

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speeches in Wales. He points out that by the last census Wales had a population of 1,360,000, or 300,000 less than that of Ulster. "Ulster may be a nationality differing from...

Lord Derby made a very impressive speech to the Liberal

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Unionists of Liverpool yesterday week, in which he said that even if the Irish obstruction had not been organised, it would have been necessary to alter rules of Parliamentary...

Mr. Davitt's language is increasing in violence, chiefly, it would

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seem, because be is not certain that he is not "living in a fool's paradise." At Bodyke, on Thursday, he openly incited the people to resist the law. He had "made a vow thirty...

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Lord Randolph's principal speech was, however, devoted to the expenditure

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on the Army and Navy. He declared that this expenditure bad risen from 225,400,000 in 1875, to 230,800,000 in 1880; and for this money we have an increase of 12,000 Regulars,...

Mr. Frederic Harrison made a very eloquent speech on the

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protection of ancient buildings at the tenth annual meeting of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, in the old hall of Staple Inn, on Wednesday. He insisted that...

It is stated on good authority that the Sultan hesitates

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to ratify the Anglo-Turkish Convention, the French and Russian Ambassadors persuading him that it involves a plot against his authority as Khalif, and threatening him with...

Lord Randolph Churchill on Friday week delivered a series of

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speeches, in one of which he attacked Mr. Gladstone fiercely for sanctioning obstruction,—" You have for the first time in the history of England a Parliament which directly...

The managers of the Jubilee fete are not showing much

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judgment. They have extended the route which her Majesty is to traverse in visiting Westminster Abbey, and thereby relieved the terrible congestion otherwise to be anticipated ;...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 101i to 101ixd.

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TT must be admitted that Mr. Gladstone's Welsh campaign was for its purpose a brilliant success, though Mr. Bright's rather cruel letter on the comparative weights of Wales and....


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MR. SMITH AS LEADER. M R. SMITH is not a brilliant Leader, but he is a good Leader, and all the better because the exigencies of the time require a man who shall be good...

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CLEMENCEAU sanctions a statement in Justice that -CLIL• M. Grevy only succeeded in forming a Ministry without General Boulanger through a threat of resignation. The President...


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W E attach some importance to the quarrel which has broken out in New York between Mr. O'Brien and the followers of Father McGlynn. It is the first overt sign of the division...

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Attorney-General's plan for avoiding a fusion between the two branches of the legal profession seems to us to surrender in principle the whole case. At the dinner of the...


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W E do not feel altogether inclined to join in the chorus of condemnation that has been evoked by Lord Randolph Churchill's speech at Wolverhampton. That speech was a long,...

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T HE late Lord Iddesleigh's nature was evidently essentially playful. It is curious how many words we have in English to express the brighter side of character,—playful, gay,...


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W E are in the midst, seemingly, of one of our recurrent panics about fires in theatres. It is natural, because play-going has immensely increased of late years among the...

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A PICTORIAL joke in this week's Punch marks what may be the high tide of a mannerism among the rising generation which deserves more than a passing notice. " Ah !" remarks the...

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AN IRISH COMMONWEALTH. [To THE Maxon or Tee Spacr.03."1 SIR, — While admiring the philosophic tone of the article on the future of an Irish Commonwealth, I cannot but think...

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[To THE EDITOR 01 THII " SPECTATOR:] So., — The author of your very interesting article on " The Albatross and Frigate-Bird " suggests that there is some unex- plained mystery...


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[To Tax Roma or tam "Srscuroa."] fint, — Reading Mr. Carlill ' s article on " Are Animals Mentally Happy I " in this month ' s Nineteenth Century, reminded me of an incident...


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HOME. [To THE EDITOR 01 THE " SPECTATOR:] Slit, — Once again I venture to bring before the notice of your readers our work among the women and girls of South London. Thanks...


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[To THE EDITS. or Tam SPICTATOS,..] ' Sra, — In your issue of Dine 4th, you make some disparaging reference to these works, based on some remarks of Mr. Hughes ' s which are...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sra, — As one of the teachers to whom, as you well say, Dr. Westcott is a teacher, I have read with much interest your succinct and...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE ' SPECTATOR."j SIB,—I must beg to protest against your remarks upon this subject. You say,—" Somebody is always adding a new hygienic terror to life. "...

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HODGE ON TRESPASS. HOW dull the country's gettin', I bear the naybare say, Wi' notisses at every turn, as sez, "No road this way !" Time wos, as one who ment no harm mite go...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [THIRD NOTICE.] IN our last notice of the Royal Academy, we spoke only of a few landscapes, and reminded our readers that if our landscape. painters were at...

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JULIUS AND MA.RY MORI,* So far as we can judge, this amusing book has been compiled to show that a man of sagacity, and of learning however rare and profound, is not only sure...

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[SECOND NOTICE.] The larger portion of Mr. Lecky's sixth volume is devoted to tracing the course of events in Ireland, from the establishment of the legislative independence of...

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CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE'S DRAMAS.* 'To Messrs. Vizetelly belongs the honour of

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the first really serious attempt to popularise the Elizabethan drama, as represented :tot by Shakespeare, who is the world's poet, but by the greatest of his predecessors,...

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some respects, Bristol is historically the most interesting of all English towns. From the thirteenth to the middle of the eighteenth century, it was the second city and the...

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CANON HOLLAND sets himself with characteristic energy and power to argue against what he calls "the absurd and ignorant commonplace, that Christianity is a separate matter from...

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That much both of the piety and of the theological culture of Scotch Preabyterianisin is to be found within the Free Church, requires no demonstration. Bat if it did, that is...


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Annular. Davm PORTER, who performed such conspicuous and useful services during its continuance, has done well to write a history of the part played by the Navy in the war...

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The June number of the Gentleman's Magazine is notable for

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the variety of its contents. Of its articles, "Forgetful of all Ill," a pathetic story of thwarted vengeance ; "Tree-Lore," by Mr. Anson Fairer; and "Flies," by Mr. Phil....

It is no exaggeration to say of the Hour-Glass, that

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it is a wonderful threepenny-worth. Mr. Norris is capable of better work than the telling of the story of a rather silly yachting-port flirtation ; but the letters in which it...

Scott The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Edited, with Preface

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and Notes, by W. Minto, M.A. "Clarendon Press Series." (Clarendon Press, Oxford.)—If the reader of the famous Lay needs other commentator than the poet who wrote it, he cannot...

NEW Enrrious.—The Epistle to the Ephesians its Doctrine and Ethics.

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By R. W. Dale, M.A. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—We expressed our high opinion of these lectures on the occasion of their first publication, and it is needless to do more than...

Service Afloat, by Admiral Raphael Semmes (Sampson Low and Co.),

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is a book which was published by Riehard Bentley in 1869, under the title of "My Adventures Afloat in the Sumter' and 'Alabama.' " It is, therefore, a reissue, and not a new...

Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs. By the Countess Evelyn

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Martinengo-Cesaresco. (George Redway.)—The essays in this volume, though here and there verging on the tedious, afford, on the whole, pleasant and instructive reading. The...

An English Vendetta. By Frederick Boyle. 3 vole. (Chapman and

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Hall.)—We must own to having felt a certain confusion as we read this story. The main story is sufficiently plain, but it is somewhat obscured by a multitude of characters. We...

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MA0A2iNras AND SERIAL PUBLICATIONS.—We have received the following for Jane

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:—The Classical Review.—The English Illustrated Magazine.—The International Journal of the Medical Sciences.—The Expositor. —The Contemporary Pulpit—The...