14 NOVEMBER 1885

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Mr. Gladstone's journey to Midlothian on Monday will probably prove

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to have initiated a series of speeches which, if not so prolon g ed, can be hardly less productive of momentous conse q uences than the speeches delivered before the...

On his arrival in Edinbur g h, Mr. Gladstone drove at once

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to the Albert Hall and delivered a speech, the drift of which was that the Liberals are bound to hold together, not merely for the purposes of party, thou g h the purposes of...


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T HEEBAII has cast the javelin. After a solemn conference with his counsellors, he replied to the - Ultimatum of the Indian Viceroy that he would concede nothin g . He should go...

Parliament will, it is stated, be dissolved on Wednes- day,

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and by the 24th inst. the Elections will be in full swing. They will cover nearly a fortni g ht, which is far too long a period of excitement ; but by this day three weeks we...

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

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On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Gladstone delivered his first lengthened speech

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in Edinburgh, in the General Assembly Hall of the Free Church, a speezli devoted principally to the question of Disestablishment. His first point was that it is a totally...

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Then Mr. Gladstone went on to the question of Disestab-

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lishment as regards Scotland. He reminded his audience that if that were made a test-question, it must have the same disastrous effect on the questions really before the...

Lord Randolph Churchill made a speech at Manchester on Friday

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week, which, if invective be the ornament of debate as Lord Beaconsfield once pronounced it, must be considered highly ornamental. It was really very clever, and a great...

The result of Mr. Gladstone's speech in Scotland has been

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as satisfactory as we could hope. Of course, the leaders of the Free-Church Party have expressed their disappointment, though they add that "nothing will affect our admiration...

The Ministry dined as usual with the Lord Mayor on

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Novem- ber 9th at the Guildhall, and Lord Salisbury made an interesting speech. He declared that the difficulties in Afghanistan were, for the present, over; and that, like Lord...

Lord Salisbury, while speaking with doubt of the possi- bilitv

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of suppressing Irish boycotting, pledged himself, if the law did not suffice, to ask Parliament to extend it ; but he made one unfortunate mistake. He, without the slightest...

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Lord Selborne, who signed Lord Grey's protest against Us- establishment—and

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who, it will be remembered, opposed PO reso- lutely the disestablishment even of the Irish Church that he held aloof from Mr. Gladstone in 1867—has written a letter in which he...

On Tuesday this trial came on, and was quickly concluded.

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Mr. Stead, Mr. Jacques, and Rebecca Jarrett were found guilty of aiding and abetting, and Madame Mourey was found guilty of committing an indecent assault. After the verdict,...

On Saturday, Mr. Justice Lopes summed up the evidence in

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the ease of the abduction of Eliza Armstrong, pointing oat very forcibly the flagrant contradictions in Jarrett's evidence, and the absolute inconsistency of that evidence with...

Nothing whatever has occurred in the Balkans this week. The

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Powers are waiting for the Conference, and the Conference is waiting for the British Elections.

Dr. Carpenter, the eminent author of" Human Physiology," and of

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a work which, if not intrinsically greater, is at least much more fascinating to unprofessional readers, the book on "Mental Physiology," died very unexpectedly on Tuesday...

Mr. Parnell made a remarkable speech at Liverpool on Tuesday.

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After remarking that he had sent away Mr. Justin McCarthy, whom the Irish in Liverpool wished to have, to fight the city of Derry, and recommending Mr. T. P. O'Connor, he...

The French Chamber met on Wednesday, and the first day's

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proceedings were not encouraging. M. Floquet, indeed, was elected President by 392 votes to 18, a splendid majority, and M. Anatole ele la Forge by a sufficient number ; but the...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent. Consols were on Friday loci

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to ma.

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MR. GLADSTONE IN SCOTLAND. M R. GLADSTONE'S journey to Scotland may possibly lose him three or four Scotch seats ; it will certainly gain him from twenty to thirty English...

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I THINK there is a chance—more than a chance, a proba- bility—of an amazing victory for the Liberal Party. The regular calculators on both sides go for once too minutely into...

A S I write, Mr. Gladstone's speech in Midlothian seems to

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me to have removed one of the greatest dangers to which the Liberal Patty was exposed. I believe that the effect of his speech will be to prevent a great many moderate Liberals...

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R. PARNELL, who has during the Recess become a much greater figure in English politics, is advancing fast towards a point where his greatest intellectual defect and his greatest...

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j I Guildhall on Monday was on the whole satisfactory

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; but he might have been a little more explicit on Egypt, and a little less light-hearted about Burmah. We do not like jocular conquests. Upon affairs in the Balkans, he was...

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M R. STEAD has himself admitted that the verdict in the Armstrong ease was inevitable, and, the verdict having been what it was, the public will welcome the leniency of the...

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T4 ORD MAYOR'S Day was celebrated as usual on Monday, and the usual flow of political eloquence took place in the Guildhall. But, as regards London, none of the utterances of...

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I T seems pretty generally to be assumed that those who resist with warmth the proposal to strip the Church of England of her endowments, must be actuated by the false notion...

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T HE Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday distributed the prizes given at an industrial exhibition in Bromley, Kent, and made, as the custom is, a little speech to the...

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Sat,—The Spectator is so widely read and so much respected among the Liberals of Scotland, that we are deeply pained when we think we receive any injustice at its hands. Many of...


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DISESTABLISHMENT IN SCOTLAND. [To THE EDITOR OF TILE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,-I think I may claim to be an impartial witness on the question of Disestablishment in Scotland. A...

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SIR,—You have on previous occasions done me the favour to insert some remarks of mine in reference to articles in the Spectator, and I would once more crave a hearing, in reply...


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issue of October 31st, Mr. Gill suggests that the conduct of the controversy about Disestablishment should be left to the laity, the Clergy retiring, like a Judge from the...


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"S111, — If you have not already done so, will you for a moment think if it won!! be worth while to draw the attention of Non- conformists to the fact that equality of...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—You ask in your issue of November 7th, what is the root of the antagonism to Mr. Goschen ? Is not this an adequate answer ? The...


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MOTHER ! what means that rapt and wondering gaze ? Hear'st thou, from out the heaven encircling thee, The cherub-bands with liquid harmony "Ave Maria" quiring to thy praise ?...


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rro THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR." I SIE,-If the House of Peers were appointed by the Crown, it is conceivable that the opinions of one party would be unduly, if not...


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THE BIRD AND THE SHADOW. AFTER THE PERSIA.N. THROUGH the blue heaven, with sunlight on its wings, The free bird flies and sings ; Beneath upon the ground its shadow plays In...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—I have just read in the Spectator of the 7th inst. an account of a paper of Mr. W. H. Porter, on Disestablishment and Disendowment, in...

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MR. CARL HAAG'S PAINTINGS. THERE are some artists whose names are scarcely known to the general public, who are, nevertheless, greatly esteemed by the inner circle of art...

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THE GRE VILLE MEMOIRS.—SECOND PART.* FSECOND NOTICE.] HAVING in our first notice sketched Mr. Greville himself, and called attention to his masterly portraits of other people,...

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to be a most interesting book, and one that may be read with abundant pleasure and profit. The lives of Robert and Mary Moffat offer examples of noble courage and self-devotion...

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THIS is a great advance on the first tale of the autho . r. The work is finer in every way; and though there is too much baby- talk in it for the present reviewer's taste,--who...

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Tins is a unique, as well as a most interesting and amusing, volume. It gives an account, with copious illustrations, of the various forms of illustrated literature which have...

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to read along with it Professor Pfleiderer's former work on Paulinism. In some respects, in- deed, the " Lectures " are better than the more elaborate work. They are written in...

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IF there be such a thing as a passion for criticism, and we think there is, its edge is wont to be dulled by artistic work which demands a great preponderance of either...

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Cassandra's Casket. By Emma Marshall. (Nisbet and Co.)—The somewhat attractive

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title is not particularly appropriate to this tale of the development of a girl's character, in which the "casket" does not play any very special part. The sentiments are, of...

Paul Sterne. By Cecily Powell. (J. and R. Maxwell.)—This is

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another love-story, based on an unhappy and unlawful attachment, which leaves the heroine victorious, but forlorn. The tale opens very wordily, and with a copious interlarding...

Through a Refiner's Fire : a Tale, By Eleanor Holmes.

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(Griffith, Ferran, and Co.)—This is a love-story of rather ordinary plot, and the probabilities are not a little strained, particularly in the case of the gentleman, "good sort"...

Grace Murray : a Story. By Ella Stone. (Nisbet and

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Co.)—Six pretty full-page illustrations accompany. It is a very beautiful tale, powerfully conceived, and powerfully and gracefully told through its two hundred short pages. The...


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GIFT BOOBS. A Bunch of Berries and the Diversions Thereof. By Leader Scott. (Griffith, Ferran, and Co.)—This is a most delightful Christmas book, and will, we feel sure, alike...

The King's Windows ; or, Glimpses of the Wonderful Works

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of God. By Rev. E. Paxton Hood. With 41 illustrations. (R.T.S.)—This book, which is well got up and well illustrated, is a reprint of papers which appeared originally in the...

Silver Mill : a Tale of the Don Valley. By

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Mrs. R. H. Read. (Blackie and Son.)—Mrs. Read is already favourably known by her tales ; this one needs no introduction, and can very well afford to stand on its own merits, as...

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The second number of the Holyrood Annual (Gardner), which is

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not one of the usual Christmas productions, though it has some features in common with them, is a remarkably substantial shilling's. worth. The four stories it presents contain...

Our Anniversaries. Arranged by Alice Lang. (Religious Tract Society.)—Here is

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yet another birthday-book, very tastefully got up, with "a selection of texts and verses for every day in the year." This selection takes in a wide range of authors, the...

The Search for the Talisman : a Tale of Adventure

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in Labrador, by Henry Frith, with six full-page illustrations by John Schonberg (Blackie and Son), is a genial and rollicking tale of how four cousins met, proceeded on their...

A Great Revenge. By Sidney Mary Sitwell. (S.P.C.K.) —There is

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some effective pathos in this book. Richard Glover bears false witness against his friend, Oswald Grey. A time comes when Oswald has an opportunity of requiting this injury, and...

Patience Wins ; or, War in, the TVorks. By a

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Manville Fenn. (Blackie and Son.)—The hero, a lad in his teens, goes down with his three uncles to take possession of a manufacturing concern which they have purchased....

In Southern India. By Mrs. Murray Mitchell. (Religious Tract Society.)

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—Mrs. Murray Mitchell is the wife of a missionary working in the Madras Presidency, and this book records her im- pressions of a visit to the churches of Southern India. It is...

We have received six more of the charming little volumes

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to which Juliana Horatio, Ewing contributed the quaint, humorous recitatives and Mr. R. Andre the appropriate and characteristic illustrations. They are published by the...

The Parliamentary Election Acts for Englanl an t Wales. By

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J. M. Lely and W. D. I. Foulkes. (W. Clowes and Sons, 1885.)—The present laborious compilation is undoubtedly the most complete presentment of Parliamentary Election Law that we...

"Follow My Leader;" or, the Boys of Templeton. By Talbot

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Baines Reed. (Cassell and Co.) —This is a "school story," and a fairly successful one. If it does not come up to our ideal, it is at least a creditable effort after it. One...