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The Bankruptcy Bill was read a third time in the

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House of Commons on Tuesday, amidst something like general acclama- tion as to the ability shown by Mr. Chamberlain in his conduct of the Bill though the Grand Committee. Mr....

The Spanish military risings have come to nothing,—though it is

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said that they have occurred at many more places than have been reported,—and it is now asserted that they were the consequences of a hybrid plot in France,— half Republican,...

The saddest part of the exhibition, however, was Mr. Parnell's

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speech. After Mr. Trevelyan had pointed out in a very able speech that what incensed the Irish party was the successful detection of crime at all, and that in the first ten...


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A VERY disheartening and discreditable scene took place in the House of Commons on Monday night, in a discussion on the charges for criminal prosecutions in Ireland. The Irish...

Nothing has come out yet as to the nature of

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Admiral Pierre's arbitrary proceedings at Tamatave, or of the demands made on the French Government by Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet. The letters from Tamatave seem to show that...

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

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Mr. Forster made a very striking speech at Devonport on

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Thursday, in which he heartily supported not only the present Administration, but the present Administration of Ireland, as one that had made very great changes for the better...

In the evening meeting, Mr. Forster spoke again in support

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of a resolution expressing confidence in the Government, an& devoted his speech chiefly to the coming Reform Bill, its dangers and its safeguards. He was in favour of grouping...

The latest news from Anam appeared to point to the

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in- tention of the French force there to make an attack on the capital, Hue, capture it, and set up some ruler who would favour the French alliance, and be virtually a puppet in...

On Friday week, Lord Fortescne asked a remarkable ques- tion.

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He inquired of the Government, in the House of Lords, whether they would consider the practicability of introducing into the Agricultural Holdings Bill some provision for...

Mr. Forster attended on Wednesday the inaugural banquet of the

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Stonehouse Liberal Association, which has been formed to promote the candidature of his son, Mr. Arnold Forster, and Mr. Medley, for Devonport at the next election. Mr. Forster...

The choleraic epidemic is now declining rapidly in Egypt, unless

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it be at Alexandria, where it appears to have reached its worst on Monday or Tuesday. In an important letter written to Wednesday's Times, by Dr. Monet, the eminent Anglo-Indian...

On Friday week, also, the English Agricultural Holdings Bill passed

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through Committee in the Lords with a few inconsiderable amendments, mischievous in temper rather than important in effect,—amendments calculated to take off all the grace of...

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There seems to be no doubt at all that Cetewayo

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is alive and recovering, and we now hear that Usibepn, after defeating Cetewayo, has in his turn been heavily defeated by the Usutus, in a pitched battle lasting two days, and...

On Tuesday night, Mr. Trevelyan obtained the second read- ing

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of his " Tramways " Bill, for developing the resources of the West of Ireland, and also consented to devote £50,000 out of the sum granted for emigration to an experiment in...

The Deanery of Exeter being now vacant, we wish the

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Govern- ment would give it to Canon Stubbs. He is just the man for a Deanery, and would teach the world far more by means of such books as he could write in the seclusion of the...

A very strange and dreadful fivefold murder was committed by

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William Gouldstone, blacksmith, on Wednesday week (August 8th), at 8 Courtney Place, St. James's Street, Walthamstow. His wife had recently had twins, and either this event, or...

We are glad to hear that Lord Lymington has given

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notice that he will call the attention of the House of Commons early next Session to the power of sale exercised by the Crown over foreshores, manors, and moorlands, and to move...

The statistics of insanity and idiocy in the United States

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are very curious, females showing a great many more cases of insanity than males, and males a great many more cases of idiocy than females. Of 91,997 insane people, 44,408 are...

Talking of cholera, it ought, perhaps, to be more generally

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known than it is that a great many patients have been cured after passing into the apparently hopeless condition which is spoken of as " collapse." Dr. T. M. Lownds, a retired...

Bank Bate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 99-fti to 100/16.

The Benefit Penny Bank, 17 Bloomsbury Street, which was alleged

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to have a guarantee fund of 220,000, fully subscribed, and exclusively applicable for the protection of depositors, has been the subject of a sort of riot this week, in...

We hear with lively pleasure that the Bishop of Peterborough

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is now at last thought to be in a good way to recover. He has hung between life and death for upwards of a month, but there now seems every reason to hope that his great...

It is with great comfort and satisfaction that we now

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turn 11120IIth after month to the return of agrarian offences in Ireland. There can be no more consoling index to the happy effects of a-generons policy combined with firm...

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THE IRISH MEMBERS AND THE CRIMES ACT. T HE Irish (.1iieute of Monday night was one of the most disheartening events to the friends of Ireland which has occurred during the...

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I N Mr. Forster's otherwise admirable speech of Thursday last at Devonport, there is a passage apparently favouring not only an early evacuation of Egypt, but a complete aban-...

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T HE third reading of the Bankruptcy Bill was the occasion 1 for a perfect rain of compliments on Mr. Chamberlain for his conduct of that Bill through the Grand Committee. And...


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T ORD SALISBURY cannot bear to give with a good grace. In the case of this Agricultural Holdings Bill, which no one, so far as we know, regards as anything but the most moderate...

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L ATE sittings of the House of Commons are naturally a trial to reporters, and they certainly supply an additional reason why some authorised record should be kept of...

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T IIE conduct of the Bishop of Jamaica in a Ritual case, in which he was lately called upon to intervene, appears to us to afford a favourable example of the spirit and temper...

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S IR HARDINGE GIFFARD, to use a legal phrase, " took nothing by his motion " to annul the new Rules of Pro- cedure. Probably he did not himself desire that he should succeed,...

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I T will some day be looked upon as a wonderful legis- lative arrangement that, except in the case of a few leading Government measures, no Act of Parliament can be passed if a...

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T HAT the Literature of our own day is deficient in Pathos must have been an observation often made by the critic; probably it has appeared before in these columns. We do not...

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T HE dissertations on Sport which August 12th regularly brings us, never fail to remind us of that admirable picture which Anthony Trollope gave us in " The Duke's Children" of...

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T HE ingenious poet "J. D.," who wrote, early in thee- seventeenth century, "The Secrets of Angling," tells us,: in the quaint analogy which he disCovers between his .favourite...

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element in the Egyptian Administration makes it almost need- less to quarrel over the mere name of our presence in Egypt. Call it " protectorate, " or " friendly guidance, " or...


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[To THE EDITOR 07 THE "SPECTATOR."1 Sra,—It certainly would be a bad day for Liberals and Liberalism if the Daily News, or any other Liberal paper, were to be con- ducted on the...


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15 0 THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECIATOR."J SIR,—Mr. Ernest Bell ' s quotation from the " Unseen Universe " in his letter to you last week on the " absolutely indescribable torture,...

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[ro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — In reference to

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the letter on the above subject which appears in your lame of last Saturday, perhaps you will allow me to call attention to the following extract from Mr. Gilmour's book,...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " EirzeriToa."1 SIR, — The objection which Mr. Waddington raises to Mr. Drum- mond's theory of Biogenesis as a generally accepted scientific doctrine...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—I have just received from a friend, who is settled near Qu'Appelle, in the north-west of Canada, the following account of the mode of...

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[To TES EDITOR Or THZ "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Perhaps I should have said the " Intelligence of Animals," but my meaning, in relation to the interesting correspondence in your...


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Sia,—I beg to contribute another anecdote on the subject of how our meaning is conveyed to animals. When I was in Norway with my husband, a dog belonging to the people of the...


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Stn,—As a friend of Mr. Henry Drummond, intimately acquainted with his opinions, I ask permission to make a few remarks on the letter of " C. C. M.," published in last week's...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Nicholas Brady, and Nahum Tate, Esq., Poet- Laureate to his Majesty, on December 3rd, 1696, obtained his Majesty's " Royall allowance"...


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I . TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sra,—I do not wish to intervene in the controversy noticed in the Spectator of last week, between Mr. Skeat and Mr. Wedg- wood, as to the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I have received the following additional contributions, in answer to the appeal you kindly allowed me to make through your columns, on...


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MR. PATTISON'S EDITION OF MILTON'S SONNETS.• THIS is one of those little volumes which the true lover of literature will not only read carefully once, but dip into again and...

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YOLANDE.* Ix is unfortunate that novelists are not exempt from

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the law which precludes us all from having more than one ideal woman • Yulande. 3 vols. By William Black. London: atsemivan and Co. or man, and we should like to rule that...

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that Mr. Jennings and his friend Mr. W. S. Johnstone brought out their entertaining Book of Parlia- mentary Anecdote, and the favourable reception of that volume has encouraged...

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Tun most startling chapter of the elder Mr. Caxton's History of Human Error, had that remarkable opus magnum ever seen the light, would undoubtedly have been the one dealing...

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AMONG the decisive battles of Europe, few have had more preg- nant consequences than the relief of Vienna by John Sobieski, two hundred years ago, and Sir Edward Creasy...

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A MODERN LOVER.* Wirer Tito Melema was in the grand

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life of Romola, Mr. George Moore's very cleverly drawn " modern lover " is, in the several lives of three women who love him, trust him, and sacrifice themselves to him, each in...


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The Church Quarterly Review, July. (Spottiswoodo and Co.)— The first article in this number, "Church Organisation in the Royal Navy," treats of practical Church work. From its...

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Pairs, Past and Present. By Cornelius Walford. (Elliot Stock.)— In

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this volume, the paper and printing of which are appropriately suggestive of antiquity, Mr. Walford has collected a vast amount of curious information. He gives us a chapter...

Tnaotoay.—Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Harrow School, and Elsewhere.

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By the late Rev. T. H. Steel, M.A. With a Prefatory Memoir by Henry Nettleship, M.A. (Macmillan and Co.)—Mr. Steel, after highly distinguishing himself at Cambridge (he Miff...

The British Quarterly P.eview, July. (Hodder and Stoughton).— Most readers

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will turn at once to the interesting recollections which Mr. E. A. Freeman has here given us of John Richard Green. These recollections go back to an early date, when "Johnny...

POETRY.— Julian the Apostate. By Christopher James Riethmfiller. (Virtue and Co.)—Mr.

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Riethmfiller has not been excessive in his de- mands upon the attention of the public. It is, we think, more than twenty years since he published his poem of Teuton. This drama...

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We have received a second edition, ".corrected, revised, and en-

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larged," of the Highland Sportsman, By Robert Hall. (John Men- zies, Edinburgh.)—There is plenty of useful information in the book. The name and extent of the chief shootings...