13 DECEMBER 1884

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At Brighton, on Tuesday, Mr. Trevelyan, whom Sir Julian Goldsmid

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justly termed the real author of the Parliamentary measure for giving Household Franchise to the Counties, addressed an enthusiastic meeting in support of the Reform measures of...


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OME change, not yet perceptible to Europe, has taken place 1..) in the ideas of the men in power in Pekin. Last week it was believed that Lord Granville's effort to mediate...

Mr. Trevelyan illustrated this belief qf his that Governments will

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be stronger in refusing to meddle in what does not concern them, even though they might gain a certain showy reputation by so doing, from the foreign policy of the aristocratic,...

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

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On Thursday, M. Ferry officially announced the rupture with China

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to the Senate, and a singular scene occurred. Marshal Catrobert did not venture to deprecate further war, but inti- mated quietly his belief that General Briere de l'Isle, in...

No reply has been received to the proposals of Lord

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Gran- ville on Egyptian Finance, all the Powers waiting for France, while France waited to see how the Chinese negotiations would go. Meanwhile, the International Tribunal at...

M. Ferry has succeeded in his little plot. The Senate,

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as he expected, rejected M. Floquet's amendment that all Senators should be elected by Departmental Household Suffrage, though by an unexpectedly narrow majority, many Senators...

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Protection dies hard. On Wednesday the annual meeting of the

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Central Chamber of Agriculture was crowded with repre- sentative men, and a motion was proposed by Mr. C. S. Read for a Parliamentary inquiry into the general depression. The...

At ; meeting of the Aylesbury Liberal Association, held on

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Wednesday night, to strengthen the hands of the Government on Reform, Aylesbury—which disappears as a borough, though it will reappear as a county division, under the...

The Queen's Bench Division delivered on Tuesday their judgment in

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the ' Mignonette' case. It was that by law the killing of the boy Parker was murder, and inexcusable by any plea of self-defence. The judges, therefore, passed sentence of death...

Mr. Hibbert has been appointed to the Secretaryship of the

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Treasury vacant by Mr. Courtney's resignation, and Mr. Henry Fowler will succeed Mr. Hibbert as Under-Secretary to the Home Office. By this appointment the Government gain a...

On one other point Sir Charles Dilke's speech was of

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interest. He referred to the probability that many of the new county divisions would return men like Mr. Jesse Collings, pledged to do their best to make those who had plundered...

After this very trenchant expression of opinion, Sir Charles Dilke

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made a speech in which he pointed out how wisely the Government had acted in dealing first and separately with the Franchise Bill. " Why," he said, and said most truly, "if we...

Mr. Courtney made a singular mistake last week in adducing

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Geneva as an example of the evil effects of uninominal voting, and, above all, in pointing his moral with the assertion that one of the consequences of the system had been the...

Sir T. Brassey, the new Secretary to the Admiralty, is

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evidently one of those who are uneasy at the condition of the Navy. At St. Leonard's, on Thursday, he told his constituents that he thought the proposals of the Department...

As to Redistribution itself, Sir Charles Dunce defended the principle

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of single seats on the very grounds on which we have defended it, as the only simple and reasonable method of fairly representing minorities. Re earnestly repudiated the notion...

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At a remarkable meeting held last Saturday in Manchester, to

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present a testimonial to Mr. Thomas Hughes, Q.C., for his valuable services as Chairman of the Co-operative Union, the Bishop of Manchester in the chair,it was publicly...

The best authenticated of all the stories of sagacity in

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dogs has been made public this week. Mr. Arthur E. Reade, Secre- tary to the Charing-Cross Hospital, writes to the Times of Wednesday to say that at half-past ten on Sunday...

Bank Rate, 5 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 991 to 99f Id,

The Church Union has suddenly taken to discussing choral and

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congregational music ; and on Thursday Mr. Joscelyn Courtenay read a paper before that High-Church Society, the drift of which was that if you want to aim at exert- ing the -...

The Times of Tuesday notices the death, on November 25th,

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at Clifton, of the accomplished translator of " Tauler's Sermons" and the " Theologia Germanica," Miss Susanna Winkworth, the trusted friend of Charles Kingsley, and one of the...

Many readers have been inclined to doubt the frightful account

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recently published by Mr. S. St. John of the revival of cannibalism in Hayti, but a narrative just received from the West Coast of Africa shows that the practice exists in our...

The Berlin Conference is advancing to the conclusion of its

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labours. It has defined the Congo Basin so as to include about 2,000,000 square miles of territory—nearly two Brazils—and has divided the Niger Basin into two more moderate...

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THE DECAY OF POLITICAL FEAR. T HE Franchise Bill, which was to have been resisted with such energy, passed its third reading in the Lords on Friday week without challenge, and...

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M R. TREVELYAN made at least two very important points in his speech on Monday at Brighton, on the effect of the new suffrage. The first was, that it would, so far as he could...

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two changes in the Democratic direction. He proposed that all Senators should be elected alike, thus abolish- ing the life seats ; and that the electoral bodies, which now...

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T HERE has been in our time no manlier public career than that of the Christian Socialists, of whom Mr. Thomas Hughes is, perhaps, the best-known living figure, and who is...

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he does not A resemble in any other respect —has his weak point. We can claim no credit for having found the way to it, for the discovery was wholly accidental. Still, after the...

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S MAGLIANI , the Italian Chancellor of the Exchequer, • was justified in the credit which, in his great speech of Sunday, he took for his country in the matter of finance. Italy...


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I N a book of some ability, in which " The Pilgrim's Progress " is rewritten for modern Agnostics,* the key-note of the thought is given in the declaration made by the teacher,...

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T HERE was nothing atrocious, or even surprising, about the murder of Morin, which jest now so interests the Parisian public. It was a murder of vengeance, committed with the...

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T HE unexpected death of Sir Alexander Grant has placed at the disposal of the Curators of Edinburgh University one of the most enviable appointments in the three Kingdoms. The...

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THE ALLOTMENTS EXTENSION ACT. rTo THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "' SIR,-I do not know whether you were surprised to hear from " A Country Vicar " " that the agricultural...

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INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN OIL-COLOURS. THIS Exhibition is one of considerable importance ; indeed, after that which is held at the Royal Academy, it may be con- sidered the...

*** We are compelled by the pressure on oar apace

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to omit all the rest of our Correspondence for the present week.

Wild cries of stormy petrels on the wave, Skies clouded

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o'er, that e'en the wise and brave Shrank, as in dread of great npheavings near : So was it with us, when there met the ear The words that came of old from prophet's lips, As...


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CANON G-IRDLESTON E. [BORN SEPTEMBER 6TH, 1805; DIED DECEMBER 4TH, 1831.] 'LIE years have passed, and passed in other scenes, Since that so kindly smile greeted me oft, And...

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Iv Petland Revisited we have another of Mr. Wood's delightful books about animals. The great charm of his writing is that he treats of members of the animal, and even of the...

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" ONE, and one only, is the lover's creed,"—at least in Mrs. Cashel Hoey's pleasant story ; though it must be confessed that from the standpoint of some novelists such a sharp...

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"OF making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh." Thus wrote the wisest of men ; but his words find scant observance in these later days,...

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Daffodil and the Crodxaxicans. By Augusta Webster. (Macmillan.) —Daffodil is

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a little girl who, by help of finding an elf-cup, and fal, filling certain other conditions, is able to visit a certain frog-world under the water, and to return therefrom with...


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GIFT-BOOKS. Stories of the Italian. Artists. By the Author of " Belt and Spur." (Seeley and Co.).—If we have a fault to find with this very pleasant book, it is that the...

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In The Young Colonists (Routledge and Sons) Mr. G. A.

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Henty takes his readers to South Africa. Isandula, Zlobana, Ulundi, and other familiar names reappear in his pages. The story will bear re- telling once and again ; and Mr....

Cyril Hamilton : his Adventures by Sea and Land. By

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Lieutenant C. R. Low. (Rontledge and Sons.)—The hero of Lieutenant Low's story, after passing through somb exciting naval adventures, receives a, cadetship in the East India...

A Band of Three. By L. T. Meade. (Iebister.) —The

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" three" are three daughters of two itinerant musicians, the father an English- man, the mother Italian ; and a very pretty story it is that Miss Meade makes out of their...

The Strength of Her Youth. By Sarah Doudney. (Isbister.)— Viola

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Dacie, discontented with poverty and dulness at home, goes on a visit to a wealthy aunt, and plunges into the gaieties of the great world. She is intended to make a great match,...

The Boy's Own Book (Crosby, Lockwood and Co.) is too

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well known to need description or recommendation. Let it suffice to say that the edition before ns has been brought up to the present time. The latest revisions of cricket and...

Nature's Serial Story. By E. P. Roe. (Sampson Low and

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Co.)— There is something felicitous about the conception of this book. It is the story of a happy love, indeed, of more than one happy love, linked with and illustrated by the...

The Sunday at Home and The Leisure Hour (Religious Tract

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Society). are two old acquaintances, to which we gladly give our accustomed greeting. The former has, as the title indicates, the religious, the latter, the secular element more...

The Woman with Two Words. By Sarah Tytler. (Rontledge and

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Sons.)—This is the story of the mother of Thomas a Becket, how she made her way from the East to London with only the two words, "Gilbert " and " London," and so managed to find...

On the Fo'k'sle Head. By W. Clark Russell. (Chatto and

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Windup.) —In these papers (whether they have all been published before, we do not know, but one, "My Lord's Adventure," we certainly remember), Mr. Clark discourses on a variety...

Golden Hours. By Mrs. Sale Barker. (Routledge and Sons.)— Here

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we have a number of gaily-coloured pictures, the subjects being children in the country, at the sea-side, at home, enjoying in short, in various ways, with games, books, pets,...

- Uncle John's Adventures. By Mrs. Sale Barker. (Rontledge and

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Sons.)—" Uncle John " tells his nephews and niece how he went out to New Orleans (being, of course, shipwrecked on his way), how he went to a friend's house on the Mississippi,...

Cassell's Saturday Journal (Cassell and Co.) is, we see, a

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new venture. The volume, in which the year's issue is collected, is of a goodly size, and certainly contains a vast amount of various enter- taining reading. We found ourselves...

Every Boy's Annual. Edited by Edmund Rontledge. (Routledge and Sons.)—Mr.

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Frith contributes to this volume a story of the Crusades, Major-General Drayson one which has South Africa for its scene, nnder the title of " The • White Chief of the Umzimvuba...

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In and Out. By Ismay Thorn. With illustrations by Lily

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Chitty. (W. Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—Some of these pictures are very .quaint; the "elves," for instance, queer little old men, sitting in toadstools or letting themselves down...

MAGAZINES, ETC. —We have received the following for December :- The

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Portfolio. — The Magazine of Art. — L'Art. — Part 1 of an illus- trated serial edition of The Life and Words of Christ, by Cunningham Geikie, D.D. (Cassell and Co.)—The Art...

A ‘Shipjul of Children is the Little Folks' Annual for

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1885. (Cassell and Co.)—From the same publishers we also get, prettily illustrated, but of course in a very different style, Annie and Willie's Prayer, a story told in verse ;...

Miss Brown. By Vernon Lee. (Blackwood.)—We cannot review this book

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at the length its power would justify, the subject and - treatment being too repulsive. We have no doubt that the intention of the book is pure, and even noble, to paint an...