12 JULY 1879

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Mr. Chaplin on Friday week brought forward his proposal for

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a Royal Oommission to inquire into the causes of agricultural distress, which was conceded by the Government, and unop- posed by any of the parties, though Mr. Bright, in a...

Lord Salisbury on Wednesday made a speech intended to be

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reassuring to the Conservatives of the City, in which was a slashing attack on the Radicals, and a sneer at Lord Hartingtou for having to lead those " Circassians " of politics,...

The " domestic " scene of Monday was followed by

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a still wilder general scene on Thursday, when the Irish Members dis- covered, in a part of the House appropriated to Members, an official of the House taking elaborate notes of...

Mr. Sampson Lloyd, on Tuesday, pressed once more on the

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House of Commons a resolution affirming that all departments of the Executive Government connected with agriculture or commerce should be united under a Principal Secretary of...


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T HE news from the Cape extends to 24th June, and is not very peaceful. The armistice, or rather "suspension of hosti- lities," as Sir M. Hicks-Beach called it, granted to...

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

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The campaign against flogging in the Army reached a sort

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of crisis on Monday night, when Colonel Stanley stated that thb Government intended to abandon it for all offences except offences which may be punished by death, and that of...

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If we may trust the Paris correspondent of the Times,

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Prince Jerome is already courting the aid of the Church for his rae as future head of the Imperial party. He has attended ther mass solemnised for the Prince Imperial, and...

The Liberals in Austria have suffered heavily at the elections.

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They will still retain a majority, but it will be an uncertain one, and will probably disappear in the first Session. The change is attributed to the desire of the electors that...

Prince Bismarck has been compelled to make one great con-

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cession to the minor States. The new tariff, and the tobacco duties together are expected to yield nearly 210,000,000 a year, but any surplus over 26,500,000 is to be placed at...

Clause 7 of M. Ferry's Bill, which disqualifies the teachers

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of the unrecognised religious Orders from giving the instruction needful for a University degree, was passed on Wednesday, in the Chamber of Deputies, by 330 votes against 185;...

The new Khedive is already recalcitrant. It was expected that

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on his accession he would appoint European Ministers, but he not only appointed native Ministers, but included in his Cabinet men who were concerned in the dismissal of Mr....

The second reading of the unmeaning Irish University Bill was

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carried in the House of Lords on Tuesday, after two very able speeches on its unmeaningness by Lord Kimberley and Lord O'Hagan. Lord Cairns made one little point in its de-...

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Mr. Lowe, in delivering the prizes to the boys and

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girls of the Warehousemen's and. Clerks' Schools, on Saturday last, made a rather melancholy speech on some of the characteristics of youth and age. He advised those who were...

The Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury during its last

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Session was curiously vacillating in regard to vestments—with respect to which we have said enough elsewhere—and curiously obstinate and mischievous in its action on the...

M. Delaunay writes to the Saturday Review of last week

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:— " Vous me demandez quell° actrice a jone Dorine dams Tccrtztfc le 7th Juin (matinee). J'etais semainier, et je puis done vous renseigner. C'est Madame Dinah Felix (la jeune...

Hannah Dobbs has been acquitted of the murder of Miss

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Hacker in Easton Square, and Katharine Webster found guilty of the murder of Mrs. Thomas hi Richmond, and in both cases the verdict has been accepted as either reasonable or...

• the House is inquiring about a high-level bridge which

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is to cross the Thames near the Tower, and which certain wharfingers think will ruin their business. A Mr. C. E. Grissell, a person "of no profession," who had attended the...

Lord. Beaconsfield is prudently determined to have as little to

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do with the golden wreath as he can,—to repudiate it indeed, even though it be not offered to him by the hands of Mr. Tracy Turnerelli. This gentleman suggested to the Oldham...

The death of Lady Waldegrave, the wife of Lord Carlingford,

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which occurred almost suddenly on Saturday, must be recorded as one of the events of the week, for it has saddened a wide circle of English politicians, as well as general...

Consols were on Friday 971 to 98 ex. div.

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T WO very curious, and it may prove very important, facts came out in the debate of Friday week on agricul- tural depression,—a debate which, for all who care about the...


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THE ANARCHY IN PARLIAMENT. MHE sooner this Parliament is at an end, the better. Not only are the Irish Home-rule party fast losing all the little respect for Parliamentary...

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L ORD SALISBURY appears to be a little low about Conser- vative prospects, when he makes it the chief point of his discourse to the Conservatives of the City of London that Lord...

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B ONAPARTISM may not be over with the death of the Prince Imperial ; but there can be little doubt that M. houher's part is at an end. The "Vice-Emperor," as ho used to be...

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,O NE of the oddest incidents of the Session has been the success of Mr. Sampson Lloyd's Resolution as to the expediency of creating a now Secretary of State, specially to...

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A S the question of Vestments has for some time been well before the public, and of late has given a good deal of employment to the Convocation of Canterbury, it might be...

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T HE verdict of the Jury in the Richmond murder was justi- fied before the jurymen had quitted the Court. There never was, from the first, any reasonable doubt that the victim,...

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M R. ARNOLD, in the somewhat thin but humorous critical essay on Wordsworth which appears in the new number of 21facmillan'a Magazine, asserts that ever since Wordsworth's...

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A CTING on the principle that adventures are still to the ad- venturous, the Russian explorer, Colonel Prjevalsky, has just set out for a third--if, indeed, it be not a...

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MR. LOWE'S SUGGESTION FOR THE SILVER DIFFICULTY. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—You ask a question which I should be very glad to be allowed to answer. The question...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In a letter published in your issue of June 21st, the writer, signing himself "An Educationist," drew attention to the important fact...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Those who speak in the name of the Irish Roman Catho- lics on the University question have not told us what will satisfy them. My...


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FAST AND LOOSE. Lovs holds me so ! I would that I could go I flutter up and down, and to and fro, In vain,—Love holds me so. Love let me go ;— I seek him high and low ; I...


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THE "BLACK AND WHITE" AT THE EGYPTIAN • HALL. [FIRST NOTICE.] THIS Gallery shows an advance in the average excellence of its work, if we look upon the pictures simply from...


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'SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Your article last week, headed "Dr. Richardson on Nar- cotics," is the hint upon which I speak. Not wishing to be " cross-examined " on this or any other...

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IS LIFE WORTH LIVING ?* THIS is a striking book, with a weak conclusion. Mr. Mallock would have done better to limit his essay to his real subject,— the inadequacy of any theory...

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OF Spenser, the "poet's poet," our knowledge is so slight, that the assured facts of his biography may be recorded in a page or two. lie was accounted a divine poet by his...

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PROFESSOR VILL,uit has given a title to his work which, taking it as far as it goes at present, hardly describes it truly. He has explored anew those ever fertile fields of the...

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THE title of this book has the undeniable . merit of strictly indicating the nature of its contents, but a large number of the personal experiences which the book itself records...

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A REVIEWER sees the name of a new author in the department of fiction with a mixed feeling of weariness and curiosity. A new writer will probably only add to the heaps of...

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The Life of Dr. A. Duff. By Dr. G. Smith.

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(Hodder and Stoughton.)—1 is, of course, nearly impossible to review the . first volume of a biography, completeness being the essential condition of the study of a life. All we...

Church Action and Principles of TJaion. Papers read before the

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Diocesan Conference at Wells, and the Ruridocanal Conference at Bridgewater. By the Rev. II. S. Escott, M.A.—These are excellent papers. In the second especially, on "Oar...

NOVELS.—The Lady of Oakinere ; or, Lost Lives. By Charles

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Durant. 3 vole:' (Chapman and Ilall.)—This is a clover book, written in a style that is always vigorous, and sometimes oven becomes brilliant ; but we cannot call it a good...


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Aunit Judy's Magazine, for July. (George Bell and Sons.)—Atitit Judy. is more various and lively than usual this month. She is less didactic and more amusing, and appeals more...

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Heroes of the Mission Field. By the Right Rev, W.

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Palcenham Walsh, Dl)., Bishop of Ossory. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—The Bisheip's first chapter deals with "Apostolic and Early Missions the First Three Centuries, " a period in...

Pleasant Days in Pleasant Places. By Edward Walford, M.A. (Hardwick°

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and Bogue.) — Mr. Walford takes his readers to a number of places which are commended either by the beauty of the scenery or by the interest of their associations. In one or two...

The Fourteen Phi/ippic Orations of M. Tullius Cicero. A Now

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Trans- lation. By John R. King, MA. (James Thornton.)—If Mr. King in- tended this volume for a " crib, " to uso a common phrase, or to put it more politely, to help examinees...