13 NOVEMBER 1875

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'Great Britain has another little war on hand, this time

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in the Malay peninsula. Sultan Ismail, the pretender to the chiefship of Perak, 'who was set aside by Sir A. Clarke in favour of the elected chief, Abdoollah, has organised, it...

The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice both made

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speeches at Guildhall, and both of them referred to the great changes brought about by the Judicature Act, but in a decidedly different spirit. Lord Cairnpapoke of himself as...

The annual banquet at Guildhall to the Ministry of the

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day came off on Tuesday, and the company were addressed by Mr. Disraeli, Mr. Ward Hunt, and Lord Cairns. Lord Derby was not present, and not a word was said about the Slave...

We have discussed this vote elsewhere, but may remark here

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that the vote was taken by secret ballot, on the motion s of M. 'Gambetta. The reason for this proceeding on the part of the great Republican is not quite apparent. He himself...


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91HE struggle in the Assembly over the French Electoral Law 1 so long threatened has ended in a division, and the Govern- anent has won. The debate was short, covering only...

The reception of the Prince of Waleikt Bombay on November

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8 seems to have been a great success. lie landed under a salute which was immediately repeated in every cantonment in India, and was received by seventy princes and nobles,...

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

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It is announced that , General Sir F. Haines will be

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the next • Commander-in-Chief in India. 'Probably no man so little known to the• public ever obtained so important a command, but Sir Frederick is evidently trusted by his...

In answer to the argument that our Colonial Empire presses

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hardly on the British taxpayer, Mr. Forster showed that at present at least it is not true, and is becoming less true every day. He showed that in 1872-3 it was only £370,000 on...

Nothing has come from the East this week except rumours,

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all of which point to some projected _pressure to be brought on Turkey by the Imperial Powers. Action seems to be delayed by the illness of the Grand Vizier, whose digestion is...

It is stated demi-officially that Mr. Cavendish Bentinck will be-

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Judge-Advocate-General, and that Mr. Stanhope willencceed him as Secretary to the Board of Trade. The object of that curious shuffle would seem to be to keep the Board of Trade...

Mr. Forster also spoke at Edinburgh on Education on Saturday,

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when receiving the honorary gift of the freedom of the city of Edinburgh, and told an excellent story of the use educa- tion had been to Scotchmen. A Scotchman recently applied...

A pamphlet has appeared at Berlin, called " Pro Nihilo,"

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con- taining many of the letters produced at Count Arnim's trial. They are full of bitter complaints from Prince Bismarck against the Count for not supporting M. Thiers, for...

at Edinburgh, on the duty of maintaining the integrity of

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our Colonial Empire. He answered the remark that it is not for us to anticipate the future of our Colonies, by pointing out that we' " always do and must anticipate the future,...

Excluding colonies which are mere advanced fortresses, and also dependencies

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like India, West Africa, and the West Indies, which the white race can never properly colonise, Mr. Forster showed that..cur Colonies occupy upwards of 6,000,000 square miles...

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A curious illustration of the horror which our English climate

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sometimes inspires,—and no one can wonder, at the present time, at its inspiring any amount of horror,—came before Sir James Bacon on Tuesday, under the form of a question...

Mr. Stansfeld made a clever speech last week at Bury,

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in Lancashire, on occasion of opening a large Hall and Liberal Club. He spoke of Mr. Ward Hunt as having shown that it is quite possible to have an administrator who, without...

The Cologne Gazette publishes the substance of some remarks made

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.by S. Castelar to M. Thiers in a recent conversation. They look.true, though the source of the information is not given. S. Castelar thinks the Demagogues will drive away King...

Education is a depressing subject for a speech, but Mr.

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Glad. stone contrived to make it amusing on Thursday night at Green- wich, when distributing the prizes to the successful students of the Science and Art Classes. He apologised...

The Head Masters of Public and Endowed Schools feel so

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strongly about the grievous wrong of the Felsted Head Master, who was dismissed without a hearing, in the fashion which we laid before our readers last week, that they have...

Nevertheless, Prince Leopold succeeded very creditably in a similar speech

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delivered the same day, on a precisely similar occasion, at Oxford, and it is a curious illustration of the difficulty of getting accurate statistics, that Mr. Gladstone's and...

Consols were at the latest date 94* to 94*.

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MR. DISRAELI AT THE GUILDHALL. DISRAELI'S speech at the Guildhall on Tuesday differs 111 markedly in tone from his previous speeches in the same locality, and his usual...

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- which placed him once more at the head of

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an undivided party, same methods, whatever is the method of election. If pour out the vials of his scorn upon M. Dufaure, who had there is any difference, it is slightly in...

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Av. WARD HUNT was powerful on the Cattle-plague, Di and discriminating in relation to the dog-duty, but he was feeble as a Chancellor of the Exchequer, and as First Lord of the...

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FORSTER'S address last week at Edinburgh has brought down upon him the rather severe wrath of the leading journal. The Times cannot disguise its chagrin at Mr. Forster's hope...

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N O British Secretary for the Colonies can have a very com- fortable life. It looks very nice, to be able to sit in Downing Street and review at leisure, but with great...

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S IR RICHARD BAGGALLAY'S appointment to the Court of Appeal has naturally been the occasion of more talk than is usually called for by so matter-of-course an event as the...

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O UR columns have been open during the last few weeks to an interesting correspondence bearing on Entrance- Scholarships, and on the means by which secondary and tech- nical...

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W HETHER the Prince's visit does auy good or not, either to him, or to Great Britain, or to the people of India, it is pretty evident that, bar-accident, as a grand State...

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P ROBABLY there is no useful principle to which there are so many exceptions as the economical principle that cost of production, as modified by the state of demand and the...

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BISHOP WILBERFORCE. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Will you allow me to observe that in my sermon at Graff- ham I did not attempt anything so formidable as a general...

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[TO THB EDTTOB Or TRH "SPBOTA20/01 you excuse me if I say that your, article on the i4 Materialism" of Professor Tyndall seems to ma to- have somewhat exaggerated the...


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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOB.1 SIR,—Will you allow me space for a few lines in reference to your article of last week ? I am the more bold to ask it, because I wish to...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Having often read, with great pleasure, the anecdotes about dogs which from time to time appear in the Spectator, I venture to send you...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—In the very kindly notice of my little "History of Greece"' in your last number, the writer, condoling with me on my enforced brevity,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—The lines of Sir Francis Doyle on " The Loss of the Bir- kenhead" may be finer than those of his on " Balaclava," inas- much as the...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPHOTITOR:1 SIR,—A few months ago you published a letter of mine, in which I said that the Act of the last Session of Parliament by which the Poor-Law...


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THE UNSEEN UNIVERSE.* A THIRD edition of this now well-known work presents an opportunity of notice in some respects more favourable than its first appearance. The preface to...


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A ROMAN " ROUND-ROBIN." (" HIS FRIENDS " TO Q. HORATIUS FLACC118.> "Ileac decies repetita [non] placebit."--Ims Poarica. FLACCUS, you write us charming songs : No bard we...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") you allow me to say that I am unable to agree with you in your summary assertion of Mr. MacCarthy's ignorance of the German Constitution in...

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WE can hardly recommend ordinary readers of fiction to get and peruse the terrible and tragic story of an innocent convict's life, which Mr. Marcus Clarke has here told for us,...

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WHO was Henry Glapthorne ? We confess that we had never heard his name before we saw this reprint of his works, so we went for enlightenment to the nearest cycloptedia. This...

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THE Marquis of Lorne has selected an early age and an unsettled state of society for the period of his poetical narrative. In the tenth century the coast of Provence and the...

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The Dublin Review for October. (Burns, Oates, and Co.)—The new number of the Dublin contains three articles of considerable interest. One is the answer to Dr. Newman's charge...

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The Rose; or, the Maori at Home. By John White.

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(Sampson Low and Co.)___" This volume," we read in the preface, "is intended to be the first of a series designed to illustrate, or rather to exhibit, in as truly a life-like...

Sclina's Stcny : a Poem. By the Author of "The

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White Cross and Dove of Pearls." (Hodder and Stoughton.)—This is a tale of unhappy love, written in verse which sometimes rises into real eloquence and force. Here and there are...

The Jacobite Episode and its Relative Literatures. Two Essays. By

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Wilmott Dixon, LL.B., and I. Logic Robertson, M.A. (Menzies ; Simpkin and Marshall.)—These two essays won the prizes of the Glasgow St. Andrew's Society, and, we may be bold...

The Portfolio. November. (Seeleys.)—The frontispiece to the number is an

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etching by Mons. L. Gaucherel, after Sir A. W. Calcott's 8 Wooden Bridge." It is an attractive work, but it yields in charm to ", The Watering-Place," a " fac-simile engraving,"...

The Life of an Elephant. By the Author of "The

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Life of a Bear." (Seeleys.)---We have loft this book long unnoticed, not from our own neglect, but from the fact that it was laid hold of by young folk, who liked it so much...

The Sacrifice of the Eucharist. By the Rev. C. B.

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Garside. (Burns and Oates.)—This is a volume of controversy on the Roman side, written with praiseworthy moderation and candour, and from which much may be learnt. The principal...

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SEMit0148. — Serntons on the Catholic Sac, ifice. By Berdmore Compton. (Rivingtons.)—Mr.

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Compton is vicar of an important church, All Saints, Margaret Street, and hid utterances have a certain significance, the more so, as he is understood not to be on the extreme...