12 NOVEMBER 1892

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T HE contest for the American Presidency ended on Tues- day in a great surprise. The people have found out McKinleyism, and the revolt against the high tariff has not -only...

The Italian elections have ended in a complete victory for

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the policy of the Triple Alliance. All the Radical leaders who, as a rule, tend to an alliance with France, ha N% been thrown out, and their trustworthy followers are reduced to...


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With the " SPECTATOR" of Saturday, November 19th, will be issued gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

Mr. Balfour delivered two spirited speeches at Edinburgh on Tuesday,

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in which he certainly appeared to be in much better spirits than the leaders of the Ministerial and (for the present) the triumphant party. In the morning speech, he pointed out...

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

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Paris has been greatly moved by a dynamite outrage. At

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11.15a.m. on Tuesday, a messenger of the Carmaux Company, named Garin, saw outside the door of the office on a first-floor in the Avenue de l'Op6ra, a saucepan filled with...

The news created great excitement in the Chamber, and quite

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destroyed all interest in an expected debate on Tonquin, where the civil Governor-General and the military chiefs are at loggerheads. M. Reinach asked for information, and the...

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The most telling part of Lord Salisbury's speech was the-

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part devoted to the great object-lesson we have had on the effect of Home-rule on a judicial mind, in Sir James Mathew's- curious outburst of partisanship. The Evicted Tenants'...

Lord Kimberley, the Secretary of State for India, bee shown

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unexpected firmness in dealing with the cry for the suppression of the opium trade. He told a great deputation of the philanthropic societies, on Thursday, that while he was...

The Lord Mayor's banquet on Wednesday was shorn of most

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of its brilliance by the absence of Mr. Gladstone, Sir William Harcourt, Mr. Morley, and Lord Rosebery ; and the speeches of Lord Kimberley, Lord Herschell, Lord Spencer, and...

Lord Herschell dilated in a speech of much humour on

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the subjects which he was virtually prohibited from touching, and on the inappropriateness of the Lord Chancellor's pre- sence at such a banquet. Mr. Asquith, who seemed...

The United States Government is evidently making up its mind

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to check immigration sharply. Though there is no- cholera in America, and the epidemic is dying away in Europe, the Government, in order to prevent a future panic, has imposed...

In his evening speech in the Corn Exchange, Mr. Balfour

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expressed his belief that there bad been grave divisions in the Cabinet on the subject of Uganda, Sir William Harcourt stick- ing to the policy of retreat which he had advocated...

Lord Salisbury made a good rattling speech at the Memorial

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Hall, Farringdon Street, on Thursday, to the Non- conformist Unionist Association, in which he deprecated strongly the abandonment of Uganda by the Government, a policy which he...

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Sir J. Gorst is possessed with the idea that the

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Conserva- tive Party should take the lead in solving Labour questions, and on Monday addressed a meeting in the Manchester Town Hall on behalf of his view. He maintained that...

Hungary is distracted by an ecclesiastical dispute. The Liberal Party,

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which now commands a majority, has insisted on certain reforms, including the free practice of all reli- gions—that is, we believe, the free propagation of all religions —the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (g) were on Friday 97i.

-Mr. Justice Mathew, who is responsible for the fairness of

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- the inquiry; had full right to condemn the very strong and -unjustifiable language of Mr. Carson and Mr. Kenny ; but he cannot, we think, have been unaware that he was giving...

he whole force of these violent and improper protests was

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-due to the publication of the evidence on one side before the evidence on the other side could be given. To our minds, the inipiry should have been held with closed doors, and...

Colonel Dodds has attacked and carried Kane, the sacred village

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of the Dahomeyans, eight miles from the capital, Abomey. The fighting appears to have been severe, the French having 11 men killed and 42 wounded, exclusive, we imagine, of the...

The first meeting of the Evicted Tenants' Commission took place

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in Dublin on Monday, and produced scenes rather ominous for the Commission. Sir James Mathew, the Presi- dent of the Commission,—a very able English Judge, who will be greatly...

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THE EVICTED TENANTS' COMMISSION. I RELAND is seldom fortunate either in her Revolu- tionary or in her Constitutional party. She has been specially unfortunate in the opening of...

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THE GITILDHALL DINNER. T HE intolerable dullness of politics, which is

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so faith- fully reflected in the daily papers, affects also the political leaders, and, what we should not have quite expected, the political organisations. It is aggravated, of...

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M R. McKINLEY has sustained a smashing defeat. It is possible to argue that the defeat will not have - the expected results, and the Protectionists are diligently so arguing ;...

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M R. ASQUITH, the Home Secretary, said very justly at the Lord Mayor's dinner, when he returned thanks for the toast of the House of Commons, that there was one point on which...

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I T will be found, we suspect, that the dynamite ex- plosion of Tuesday in Paris has seriously injured the position of the French Ministry. The compromise effected at Carmaux by...

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W HATEVER was the issue on which the elections were decided, the Labour question is evidently the subject which now chiefly occupies the mind of the country. While Home-rule...

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F IFTY years ago, if you beard that a man was an active philanthropist, the chances were five to one that he was either an "Evangelical "—that is, a man of avowed piety within...

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M R. FREDERICK GREENWOOD is evidently deeply convinced,—and with justice,—that the saying of Shakespeare : "We are such stuff as dreams are made of," has a double bearing,—that...

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T HERE are few observant people who have not formed, instinctively perhaps, some kind of system by which they judge the character of strangers, though very often they would find...

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T F we may judge from the evidence of books, there now exists in New England a counterpart to the great and growing appreciation of Wild Nature, which has left such a mark on...

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THE AGRICULTURAL CONFERENCE. LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." j SIR,—The agricultural community at large ought to be much indebted to the Spectator for the sound and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Srn,—In Dr. Berdoe's letter in the Spectator of November 5th he writes:as follows :—" Miss Cobbe wrote a preface, in which, without my...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SEECTATOR."] SIR,—May I correct an inaccuracy in your article on "The Conference on Agriculture" of November 5th ? You say, objecting to the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] SIR,—Your correspondent, who signs himself "A Profes- sional," thinks,—(1), that a fire-blaze in an Egyptian tomb would leave only a "fringe...

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HORACE, BOOK Ill., ODE 11. BY SIR STEPHEN E. DE VERE. I. MERCURY, by whose magic song Amphion drew the rocks along To wall his Thebes, thou too, sweet lute, Unheeded once,...


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ITo THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Will you permit me to point out a slight inaccuracy in the article on" Animals in Rain" in the Spectator of November 5th ? It is so...


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MISS JEWSBURY'S LETTERS.* "I NEVER keep my private letters," wrote Miss Jewsbury, "having the fear of a coroner's inquest before my eyes. and a great horror of all executors...

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THE truth of the French saying, that in love matters there is always one who kisses and one who presents the cheek, is certainly to be found exemplified in the very clever...

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talks pleasantly about Tennyson, Ruskin, and Browning, but she does not add much to our knowledge of them. She is too disconnected and too vague. She doe& not fix on any one...

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Stephens' work we have nothing but praise. It brings within the reach of students of the French Revolution original sources of information which are not easily accessible; and...

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THERE is in modern books of travel a want of the fascination attaching to the records of older explorers, which we cannot well explain. Perhaps it is that the modern traveller...

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THERE has been open for some weeks an exhibition of the well-known photographs by Mr. Frederick Hollyer, after pictures by Mr. Borne-Jones and others, and the volume before us...

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Wilfrid Clifford. By Edith C. Kenyon. (W. and R. Chambers.)

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—Although Wilfrid Clifford has the misfortune—or what is commonly accounted the misfortune—to be a "sequel," it is happily all compact, and its author has certainly written...

The Hot Swamp. By R. M. Ballantyne. (Nisbet.)—Mr. Ballan- dyne

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is not quite so successful here as he is in most of his stories. He is obviously weighted with the historical costume which he dons for the occasion, and which is that of "Old...

The Story of Watt and Stephenson. (W. and R. Chambers.)-

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- This "story" with all its results, as seen in the commercial life of the civilised world to-day, has often, of course, been told, yet never so succinctly or with so little...

Cossack and Czar. By David Ker. (W. and R. Chambers.)—

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This is an attempt, and, on the whole, a successful attempt, to reintroduce into fiction for boys, the familiar historic figures of Peter the Great, Charles of Sweden, and...

/da's Mistake. By "V. G. F." (Digby, Long, and Co.)—In

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Ida's Mistake we have a lively picture of family life, with the quarrels, misunderstandings, trials, sunshine, and cloud, that go to make up life in the best regulated families....

The Capture of a Cruiser. By C. J. Hyne. (Blackie.) — This

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book contains a number of delightfully improbable adventures of boys, and is full of salt-water and the whizz of bullets. Two lads, answering to the names of Bathurst and...

Moor and Moss. By Mary H. Debenham. (National Society's Depository.)—This

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is a very skilfully planned and interesting - story of Border life, religion, and reiving, by a now thoroughly - experienced writer. The reader must find out for himself how an...

A Rough Road. By Mrs. E. Linnaeus Banks. (Blackie.)—This is

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a good little story of the unmistakably didactic sort, which recalls —though not too often or in too striking a manner—the legend of the industrious and the idle apprentice. It...


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GIFT-BOOKS. The Story of Nelson and Wellington. (W. and R. Chambers.)— These brief biographies are favourably distinguished by good taste and lucidity of narrative. Thus, what...

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The Catholicos of the East and his People. By Arthur

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John Mac- leane, M.A., and William Henry Browne, LL D. (S.P.C.K.)— The " Catholicos of the East" is the Patriarch of the Syrian, otherwise Assyrian, otherwise Nestorian,...

Nooks and Corners of Herefordshire. By H. Thornhill Timmins. (Elliot

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Stock.)—Herefordshire is a county which is but little known to the average Englishman. As Canon Philott, who fur- nishes this volume with an introduction, remarks : "The popular...

The Thirsty Sword. By Robert Leighton. (Blackie and Son.) —The

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Battle of Largs, in which Hakon of Norway was repulsed by Alexander of Scotland, figures in the tale of The Thirsty Sword, and the events which led up to it are woven into the...

The Two Dorothys. By Mrs. Herbert Martin. (Blackie.)- Dorothy the

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elder is a veteran author ; Dorothy the younger is a girl, her great-niece, who aspires to follow the same occupation. Her ambitions, her humiliations, the way in which she is...

Strange Yet True. By Dr. Macaulay. (Nisbet and Co.)—Here we

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have between twenty and thirty "interesting and memorable stories retold." Some of them are almost too well known. "The Loss of the 'Royal George:" for instance ; but most are...

The Magazine of Art, 1892. (Cassell and Co.) — The Magazine of

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Art introduces for the first time among its illustrations a specimen of " chromotypograv - ure," a recently devised method of auto- matic reproduction of paintings. The original...

The Rajah of Monkey Island. By A. Lee Knight. (Ward,

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Lock, and Co.)—The Rajah of Monkey Island is a young middy, and the account of his slave-dhow captures and the history of his rise to the commanding position of ruler of Monkey...

BerW the Briton : a Story of the Roman Invasion.

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By G. A. Henty. (Bla,ckie and Sons.)—Mr. Henty's narrative-power is as vigorous as ever in this story of the revolt under Boadicea. It says much for his power of attraction,...

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The Paradise of the Pacific. By the Rev. H. H.

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Gowen. (Skeffmg- ton and Son.)—This " Paradise " is Honolulu and the Hawaii Islands generally. Mr. Gowen spent four or five years in it, in the capacity of missionary to the...

Effects of Machinery on Wages. By J. Shield Nicholson. (Swan

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Sonnenschein and Co.)—The Edinburgh Professor is no more dogmatic than his Cambridge colleague, and, rather increases one's disposition to think that as a science, Political...

Constantine : the Last Emperor of the Greeks. By C.

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Mijatoviteh. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—There is abundance of material for a story of the siege and capture of Constantinople by the Turks. Three journals, those of the...

Wanted. By Dick Donovan. (Chatto and Windus.)—Twenty- odd "strange adventures

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of a detective" make up this volume. Whether true or fictitious, they have a great air of verisimilitude about them, not the least element of probability being the fact that the...

Watts Phillips, Artist and Playwright. By E. Watts Phillips. (Cassell

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and Co.)—Little is said in the text of Mr. Watts Phillips's artistic faculty, but it is copiously illustrated by fac-similes of his work. (We cannot help thinking that these...