16 APRIL 1887

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MHE editor of the North-Eastern Daily Gazette (Middles- -1- brough) publishes a letter from Mr. Gladstone strongly advising the mining population of the North to raise its voice...

• •.• The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

The Home-rulers of London on Monday made a great "

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demon - stration " again st the Crimes Bill through a mass meeting in Hyde Park. It was fully assembled at 4 o ' clock, and the crowd was large, and in most places orderly, but...

Mr. Chamberlain addressed a crowded meeting of the delegates of

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the Scottish National Radical Union in the Town Hall at Ayr, on Wednesday, in a speech of very great ability, in which he sketched the present condition of the Irish Question...

A third attempt to murder the Czar has been reported,

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the criminals this time being a man and a woman, who were arrested at the corner of a street which the Czar was to pass, with bombs concealed in their plaids. The Czar was...

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Mr. Chamberlain went on to show that Mr. O'Kelly, as

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reported in the Roscommon Herald on November 9th last, said Mr. Chamberlain went on to show that Mr. O'Kelly, as reported in the Roscommon Herald on November 9th last, said to...

Finally, Mr. Chamberlain declared that the Bill introduced by Lord

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Cadogan would render unjust evictions in Ireland quite impossible, and that that was why Mr. Parnell was so alarmed at it, and called this Bill a stab in the back to the Irish...

The Attorney-General for Ireland, Mr. Childers, and Mr. Matthews (the

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Home Secretary), spoke on Tuesday, when the debate on the second reading of the Criminal Law (Ireland) Amendment Bill was resumed. The Attorney-General for Ireland remarked that...

On Wednesday, Sir W. Foster, the new Member for the

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Ilkeston Division of Derbyshire, delivered a gesticulating speech, in which, speaking rather professionally, he likened the Bill to an opiate which was to be administered before...

On Thursday, the speeches of most note were perhaps Mr.

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Baggallay's and Mr. Ritchie's in favour of the Bill, and Sir Lyon Playfair's and Mr. Whitbread's against the Bill. Mr. Baggallay dealt with the statistics of Irish crime with...

The Home Secretary showed that agrarian crime is still on

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the increase. In October, November, and December of last year, the number of agrarian crimes was respectively 54, 55, and 57. In January, February, and March this year, the...

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The evidence of the incapacity of our Supply Departments accumulates

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till it is sickening. Mr. H. C. Burdett sends to the Times the history of an experiment made just after the Easter manoeuvres with the bayonets of the City of London Artillery...

Mr. Ritchie was a little too much disposed to taunt

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the 'Opposition with following Mr. Gladstone blindly, especially as he distinguished Mr. Stansfeld amongst those blind admirers, whereas it is probable that Mr. Stansfeld was a...

Lord Randolph Churchill delivered an effective speech at Birmingham on

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Thursday. After animadverting on the sudden- nen with which a revolutionary proposal was sprung upon an almost untried constituency, he refuted the calumny that the Irish people...

Bank Rate, 2i per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 1021 to 1021.

A most unusual disaster has broken the continuous calm of

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the transit between England and France. On the night of the 12th, the Victoria' left Newhaven with ninety-four passengers on board, and at about 3 a.m. steamed into a dense fog....

The Victoria,' one of our greatest armoured ships, which has

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been built by the Elswick Company at Newcastle-on-Tyne, was launched this day week, and Sir W. Armstrong, in proposing the toast of " The British Navy " after the launch, drew a...

Mr. Gladstone has published in the English Historical Review some

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comments on Mr. Greville's "Memoirs," of considerable historical interest. Ile prefaces them, however, by a still more interesting statement;—his own view of the utility of the...

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EASTER MONDAY. S OME of our Unionist friends are a little unfair about the scene of Easter Monday, and the meetings which are to be called all over the country against the...


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M. R. CHAMBERLAIN'S great speech at Ayr is notable for the vigour with which it brings out the three strong points of the Unionist position,—flrst, that they are resisting...

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filHE great difficulty in the way of forming an opinion as 1. to the attitude of France in foreign affairs, is to decide whether the directing classes do or do not direct. In...


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S IR GEORGE TREVELYAN is not very easy to please. He is not pleased with anything that is not done by the Liberal Party, and he is not pleased with anything that is done by the...

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W E print in another column a letter from a correspondent who seems to find a difference in kind between the nature of the political advance made respectively by the Con-...

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T T is never easy for Englishmen to understand why the Pope likes or dislikes this or that, and just now Leo XITT seems to be puzzling them more than usual. Their feeling is...

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I T is curious how difficult it is to think of any good way of "demonstrating" public opinion. The world has always been wanting to find means of doing it, wishing greatly to...


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A MID all the doubts as to the revival of trade, doubts which would be unreasonable but that special branches of commerce are still exceedingly depressed, one fact remains...

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C ANON MACCOLL, in the interesting lecture on Socrates delivered at Leeds, of which the Yorkshire Poet completed its full report some ten days ago, expresses a strong desire for...

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.Q 0 few poems of any value appear in the Scotch dialect of 1\3 to-day, as distinguished from the Scotch language need by Burns, and still more by his predecessors, that two...

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[To TH. EDITOR or TH. ..8”CTATOR.1 Sra,—Perhaps you may care to have a few well-authenticated specimens of unconscious word-torturing, in addition to the exquisite instances...


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[To Tea Banos or Tom .. 13rsouros."1 you allow me space to criticise one or two points in your article of April 9th on the above subject P To most of it no one could object; in...


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• " THE FORWARD MOVEMENT OF CONSERVATISM." [To sma Borroa or ram •• SISIOMMOL " . 1 Sta,—Will you allow me to supplement your article of April 9th by pointing out what appears...

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IN APRIL. LOVE and Youth, the gods of verse, Pour dew and flowers on Winter's hearse, At the sun's kiss, Nature's eyes Open with a glad surprise ! And the heart of life thus...

IN THE BAPTISTERY, WESTMINSTER ABBEY. THE streaming sunlight floods the

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crimson panes Where Cowper and George Herbert, side by side, Stand out, transfigured and thrice-glorified, From their calm world no ruder step profanes. Here dwells the...


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THE NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB. THE exhibition opened last week in the rooms of the old Dudley Gallery in the Egyptian Hall, is a collection of pictures by as body of artists who...

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JESS.* Tam tale gives perhaps a better opportunity of forming a clear estimate of the nature of Mr. Rider Haggard's literary power, than any of those in which he has ventured...

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GEORGE CANNING.* GEORGE Comma as a statesman, as a satirist,

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as a man, haw fascinated, and still fascinates and interests, the world in a way which it is difficult to explain quite clearly. Even Pitt, Prime Minister at twenty-five, and...

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THE nineteenth century finds it no easy task to understand, still less to accurately appreciate at his true value, the half- charlatan, half-philosopher who was so common in the...

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Ma. O'NEIL DAUNTS Eighty-five Years of Irish History is in effect a history of the Union from an ultra-Nationalist point of view. He desires nothing so much as the repeal of the...

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As Mr. Church announces in his preface, most of the poems here published have appeared in our columns, so that our appreciation of them is already known to our readers. Never-...

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Tin two remarkable novels with which the name of Edna Lyall is associated have invested her career as a novelist with unusual interest. She stands apart from the crowd by reason...

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Faith and Reason. A Lecture given at Nottingham, in presence

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of the Bishop, on the occasion of the Annual Reunion of the Congre- gations of the Diooeee. By the Rev. Bernard Vaughaa, 52. (Burns and Oates.)—This is a very eloquent lecture,...


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There could not well be a better sign of the times, from the social, or perhaps even from the ethicereligions point of view, than the success of those of the monthly magazines...

Elizabeth's Fortune. By Bertha Thomas. 3 vols. (Horst and Blackett.)—This

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is a particularly lively and well-written story. "Elizabeth" is introduced to us as an orange-seller, and we watch her rise in life with an unflagging interest. First she is a...

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The Harden Calendar. By T. W. Sanders. (Hamilton, Adams , and

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Co.)—The author of this book is a practical gardener, and he gives the results of actual experiences in this "guide to the success- ful indoor and outdoor cultivation of fruits,...

The Three Curates. By Mrs. G. Bigg-Withers. 3 vols. (F.

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V. White.)—This title suggests, scarcely to the advantage of the story, the three curates in "Shirley." It must be allowed that Mrs. Bigg- Withers's heroes are much more...

Benderloch," established a reputation in Scotland similar to that of

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Mr. Jefferies in England and of Mr. Burroughs in America, although he has not such delicacy of touch as either, and although his culture is not so unimpeachable as to prevent...

Hours with a Three - Inch Telescope. By Captain William Noble. (Longman.)—This

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collection of papers, reprinted, for the most part, from Knowledge, aims at the useful object of enabling an amateur, equipped with a moderate amount of astronomical means, to...

Songs of Old Canada. Translated by William lif`Lennan. (Dawson Brothers,

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Montreal.)—A volume from Canada, where there seems to be very little indigenous literature, is always welcome. This ie par- tioalarly so, as it preserves for the future, what is...

Scuoot Boons.—Euripides Medea. With Introduction and Notes by C. B.

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Heberden, M.A. (Clarendon Press.)—This edition, con- veniently arranged, after the new fashion, with the text and notes in separate volumes, will be found useful. The notes are...

A Dateless Bargain. By C. L. Pirkia. 3 vols. (Hurst

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and Blaokett.)—The Irish spectre begins to intrude himself a great deal too often into fiction nowadays, as he does into real life. We most own to not wishing to see or hear any...

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MAGAZINES AND SERIAL PUBLICATIONS. — The Magazine of Art, the frontispiece to

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which is an etching by Jazinski of Sales Worms's picture, "Under the Charm."—Part 6 of the History of Lancaster.— The London Quarterly Review.—The Churchman.—The Contemporary...