12 JULY 1884

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, in a brief but very impressive

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speech, declared that the Church trusted the people, and that no Churchmen were so good as the Churchmen who were also work- ing-men. The Lord Chancellor, after pointing out...

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

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The Duke of Richmond and Gordon, in a very feeble

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speech, insisted that the " leap in the dark, " taken in 1867, did not justify a leap " into an unfathomable abyss " now. Lord Jersey remonstrated with the Conservatives for...


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T4 ORD KIMBERLEY moved the second reading of the Franchise Bill in the House of Lords on Monday, in - a speech in which he described the scope and object of the Bill, pledged...

On Tuesday, Lord Carnarvon resumed the debate in a speech

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in which he frankly acknowledged his dislike to the tendency of all recent Reform measures, while declaring himself, never- theless—in some private sense of his own — an...

Lord Brabourne then attempted to give some notion of the

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anguish it cost him to vote against this Bill and the Government; and Lord Rosebery expressed his deep sympathy with the unfortunate Baron, whose coronet must be to him a crown...

The Duke ofArgyll replied to Lord Cairns in a very

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moderate, tut very vigorous speech, argued from the " Cross-Bench " point of view, in which he maintained that the House of Lords would be far more powerful than it is, if there...

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The cholera panic increases in South Europe. The disease is

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now admitted to be the Asiatic variety, Dr. Koch, the German specialist, in particular announcing, as the result of his autopsies, that there can be no doubt; and the deaths...

The division showed 146 for the second reading and 205

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for Lord Cairns's amendment,—majority against the Bill, 59. The only Bishop who voted against the Bill was the Bishop of Glou- cester and Bristol. Both the Archbishops and the...

M. Ferry on Monday, in answer to the Deputy from

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Cochin China, stated precisely the position of France in regard to China. Captain Fournier had brought home the text of the Treaty of Tientsin, and an Imperial order conveying...

The fog is lifting on the Nile. The Daily News

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correspondent at Assouan, who has been most keen and successful in the collec- tion of news which the paper does not like, telegraphs, on. Thursday, a letter received. there...

In the Commons, Mr. Gladstone made the same statement as

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to the intentions of the Government ; and said that only the Franchise Bill would be brought forward at the Autumn Session, and that no Redistribution Bill could be produced...

Mr. Goschen made some remarks strongly deprecating any violent language

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towards the Lords, to which Mr. Bright replied that he hoped the country would discuss the question how to prevent the recurrence of these legislative breakdowns ; and he...

A meeting of the Liberal party was held at the

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Foreign Office on Thursday, at which Mr. Gladstone took the chair. His speech on the action of the Lords dwelt on two great points. One was the entire novelty of the assertion...

Sir Charles Dilke is the only Cabinet Minister who has

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yet addressed a popular meeting on the crisis. He spoke of the Lords on Wednesday to the Liberals of Middlesex in a tone of studied carefulness, but declared that their power of...

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The Jews rise high in Fiance. It appears from an

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Annuaire published by the community in Paris that two Jews sit in the Senate, three in the Chamber, four in the Council of State, and two in the Supreme Council of Public...

Miss Muller, in a letter to last Saturday's Times, on

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the dis- traint which had taken place in her house because she declined to pay taxes until the suffrage was conceded her, states,— " Every post brings me letters containing...

The Conference is still suspended, the diplomatists awaiting the conclusion

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of a discussion among the financial experts as to the precise position of the Egyptian Treasury. The French negotiators desire, it is believed, to show that no reduction of...

The Times publishes a significant little telegram from its correspondent

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in Saigon, the capital of the French Indo-Chinese dependencies. Writing on June 30th, he describes Saigon as a town of functionaries, all of whom are greatly elated by recent...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. • Consols were on Friday

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1001 to 1001.

The Convention of the Democratic Party commenced its sittings at

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Chicago on Tuesday, but up to Friday noon had not selected its candidate. Mr. Cleveland, of Ohio, had treble the number of votes of the highest next candidate ; but the old rule...

The French Government is almost as much perplexed with its

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House of Lords as we are. The nine bureaus of the Senate have elected eighteen members to consider the Revision pro- posal, and nine are found to be against it, and nine for it...

The Upper House of Convocation last week had an interesting

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discussion on the formation of a proposed House of Laymen, which should meet at the same time as Convocation, and give its views on the questions submitted to it. The proposal...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S PROPOSAL. M R. GLADSTONE'S proposal to cut the present Session as short as possible, and to summon a new Autumn Session for the purpose of passing the Franchise...

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T HE debate in the Lords has been on the whole justly praised for its statesmanlike character, and indeed, for its com- parative terseness. Lord Kimberley discharged his...

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T4 ORD ROSEBERY, in his speech of Tuesday, gently chaffed Lord Kimberley for having opposed his motion for the reform of the House of Lords. How could the Peers, asked Lord...

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T T is one of the merits of Lord Hartington as an adminis- trator that he is always tranquil. He despises exaggera-. tion, disbelieves rumour, and meets menace with an...


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T HE renewal of the struggle between France and China is an unmixed misfortune for all concerned. Nobody can be the better for it, and a large section of the human race will...

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THE BISHOPS AND THE LAITY. T HE events of the last

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two weeks give us more hope for the future of the Church of England than anything— except, of course, the good hard work done by the Clergy— which has happened for many years...


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T HE meeting at the Mansion House on Tuesday was some- thing more than one of those many gatherings in aid of philanthropic objects of which the City of London is the theatre....

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M ESSRS. Gurney and Myers, in their Nineteenth Century article on " Visual Apparitions," have brought together a very curious and interesting collection of facts,—on the whole,...

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I T is extraordinarily difficult to understand fully the feeling created in Southern Europe by any alarm of cholera. It is not confined to Frenchmen, as some imagine,—though...

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THE CREW OF THE NISERO.' [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Let me state to you a very curious fact. I have had collected for myself the criticisms of all the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR SIR,—In your article of this day ou " Gamblers and Suicides," you ask wherein lies the difference between risking money on the turn of a card...


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BILL ? [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR...I have lived long with two wives. Each in turn has had a sister to whom she was devoted ; and in both cases each wife would have...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. '1 SIR,—The Liverpool " Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children," and the proposed formation of a kindred society in London,...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. "1 Sru,—In your notice of Mr. Baldwin Brown, of whose Christian character and great gifts you speak with so much appreciation, you specially...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — There is an interesting story in connection with the epitaph which you print this week related in Boswell's "John- son." Garrick...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The epitaph in Bakewell

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churchyard on Philip, our late parish clerk, quoted by "M." in the Spectator of the 28th inst., is correct, so far as it goes. Two lines have, however, dropped out of his...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SFECTATOR."3 a parochial two-hours' walk this morning, in this retired agricultural parish, I have been asked eleven times as to the result of last...


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EUPHORION.* THE author of Euphorion gives so modest an account of the origin of her essays on the Renaissance, that an unwary critic might be led to think that she had a...

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Tars admirable little book is a republication of three articles in the Expositor for 1882 and 1883, in which the relation of miracle to the Bible is carefully studied and...

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GivEN, a person who is clever, well-educated, intelligent, able to write easily and pleasantly, endowed with a sense of humour and power of observation, and who sets to work to...

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THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS.* NOTHING could be "neater or completer"

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than this slim little pocket-book, which is to guide the electioneerer through the dangers of the Corrupt Practices Act. It is prepared for the especial benefit of the Liberal...

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we have given this title will probably be found the most interesting of a yet unfinished but remarkable work—remarkable for its character and method, still more re• markable for...

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MY DUCATS AND MY DAUGHTER.* Tut obligation under which a

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reviewer feels himself to the writer of an amusing novel is a sentiment so little in demand, that a natural temptation to exaggerate it inclines one to overlook many faults in...

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Ix the first part of this book there is much with which it is possible to agree. Mr. George is the master of a clear and vigor- ous style, and although he looks almost...

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The Magazine of Art. (Cassell and Co.)—The first article in this number is an account of Mr. E. J. Gregory, A.R.A. The portrait of the artist, with the title, "A Look at the...

In Harper's Monthly the illustrations to "The Nile" may be

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noted as particularly good. The article on " Harrow " is somewhat thin, at least to an English reader, who may be presumed to know some- thing about the famous school, while the...

Sketches of Bird Life. By James Edmund Harting. (W. H.

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Allen and Co.)—Mr. Harting bases his sketches on "twenty years obser- vations of the haunts and habits" of birds. He treats in order of between thirty and forty kinds of birds,...

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Offspring of Thought in Solitude. Modern Essays. By W. Carew

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Hazlitt. (Reeves and Turner.)—Twenty.seven essays, none of great length, and few of striking interest, make up this volume. Several of the papers might afford welcome reading,...

Captain Musoftr's Rambles in Alpine Lands. By Colonel G. B.

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Malleson. (W. H. Allen and Co.)—Under the name of " Musafir " (the Persian word for " traveller "), Colonel Malleson describes his experiences of journeyings made some years ago...

In Menceries of Canada and Scotland (Sampson Low and Co.),

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the Marquis of Lorne publishes " Verses on Canadian Subjects," " Verses chiefly from Highland Stories," and "Speeches and Addresses" delivered by him during the period of his...

Aids to Reflection, and Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit. By

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge. To which are added his Essays on Faith and the Book of Common Prayer, &c. New edition, revised. (George Bell and Sons.)—It will suffice to call...

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MAGAZINES AND SERIAL PUBLICATIONS.—We have received the fol- lowing for

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July : — Part 39 of Picturesque Palestine.—L'Art.—Part of Artists at Home, the portraits of the persons and the pictures of the homes given in the photo-engravings being those...