18 JUNE 1887

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Mr. Parnell followed with a vehement attack on the Government,

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remarking that the motion, if carried, would certainly lead to a much stronger use of the Closure than any that had hitherto been sanctioned, since in the motion now proposed,...

Mr. Chance's amendment to close the Committee on June 24th,

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instead of June 17th, was rejected by a majority of 155 (268 to 113) ; and Mr. Redmond's amendment, giving power to the Chairman of Committees to veto the Closure if he thinks...

The Government carried their resolution yesterday week for closing this

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week the Committee on the Irish Criminal Law Amendment Bill, after a protracted eitting, in which Mr. W. H. Smith showed that thirty-five days had now been consumed in the...


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T HE arrangements for the Jubilee are now nearly complete, and no efforts have been spared to make the ceremonial a grand one. The " pit-full of Royalties" who will attend to...

Mr. Dillon on Thursday succeeded in showing, what, indeed, WRS

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admitted on all hands, that Colonel O'Callaghan was a hard landlord, who, while the system of contract pre- vailed, demanded extreme rents. He admitted, however, that the...

On Monday, after a variety of amendments had been defeated,

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and the Irish Secretary had accepted one which provided that no district should be proclaimed except where it appears necessary to the Lord-Lieutenant to proclaim it in order to...

Sir William Harcourt anticipated that a Home .rule Bill or

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a Disestablishment Bill would some day be proposed by the Radicals, with a notice that only a fortnight would be allowed for its discussion ; to whom Mr. Goschen replied that...

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

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any case.

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Serious news has arrived from Herat. A mutiny broke out

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there on the 9th inst. in one of the Ameer's regiments, and five hundred men endeavoured either to seize the fortress or to escape. Theywere, however, attacked by their loyal...

Mr. Chamberlain made a very able and very statesmanlike speech

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to the Liberal Unionists on Tuesday, at Willis's Rooms. The general drift of it was that the Liberal Unionists were carrying their point, that Mr. Gladstone's party were in...

The 'Abyssinia,' the first steamer run between Vancouver's Island and

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Yokohama, has made the return voyage in thirteen days fourteen hours, reaching Vancouver on June 14th. The weather was foggy, and the captain believes that the time occupied...

The secondary subject of the debate was the conduct of

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the police. The Parnellites denounced this as brutal; but the English Members present at Bodyke testified that it was admirable. Mr. Healy himself bore testimony to the...

Lord Salisbury, on Friday week, in answer to Lord Car-

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narvon, confirmed the popular account of the Anglo-Turkish Convention, adding, however, we regret to see, that England, besides preventing invasion or insurrection, might...

Two large " corners " attempted in America this week

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have broken down. One was in coffee, the price of which was driven up 300 per cent. The holders, however, were too " weak " to go on ; and sales of 400,000 bags at a fall of...

A kind of legal revolution has occurred in Servia. Great

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pressure has of late been placed on King Milan to induce him to favour the Russian and break with the Austrian party, and those who exercised it have been energetically...

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The real defect in the Diocesan Conferences which are taking

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place, is, so far as regards the representation of the laity, un- questionably the utterly unreal character of that representation. We believe that there are very few dioceses...

The Times reports that Mr. H. Y. Gartner, of New

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York, has perfected in England a method of producing sodium, and from sodium aluminium and magnesium in almost unlimited quanti- ties. He has so improved the furnaces he uses...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 101i to 101ixd.

The reports of the week as to the health of

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the Emperor of Germany and the Crown Prince are, on the whole, favourable. The Emperor has, however, been seriously ill for twelve days, during which he has not appeared at the...

The Archbishop of Canterbury, in his address to the Diocesan

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Conference of Canterbury last Saturday, was far too vague in what he said on the subject of the ritual prosecutions. What we want in our Archbishops and Bishops are leaders of...

Mr. Gladstone's comment on that letter of Mr. Bright's on

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which we remarked last week, is a fine illustration of his gentleness, for Mr. Bright's, powerful as it was, was not, as we observed, entirely free from harsh imputations. "My...

To this Mr. Gladstone rejoins that be knows of no

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expression of opinion as regards Ulster which would sanction the separation of Ulster from the rest of Ireland, Colonel Saunderson having vehemently repudiated any such...

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T HE one thing intelligible in the drama which has for so many days been acting at Bodyke is the action of the tenantry. They have been exasperated by high rents levied under...


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MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S LAST SPEECH. M R. CHAMBERLAIN'S speech at the Liberal Union on Tuesday was, in our opinion, the most statesmanlike and satisfactory of the many statesmanlike...

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T HE Continent, after all the commotions of the spring, has sunk back into quietude, and it is obviously the belief of politicians and financiers that the "Truce of God" will...

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A r t. GLADSTONE'S letter to Mr. Bright concerning that powerful but somewhat acrimonious letter of Mr. Bright's on which we said a word or two last week, was an ad- mirable...

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A JUBILEE comes so seldom, that it ought to have a con- spicuous result ; and it seems possible that such a result may come in a quarter where no one looked for it. The great...

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W E are still inclined to believe that the danger of revolu- tion in Afghanistan is exaggerated ; but the latest news from Herat is, nevertheless, serious. An Afghan regiment...

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giaERE is a mean streak in the English people somewhere, A- and it is coming out on the occasion of this Jubilee in a very odd way. The Queen is acknowledged to be not only the...

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M R. SIDNEY COLVIN, in the charming study of Keats with which he has just enriched Mr. John Morley's series of "English Men of Letters,"* is anxious to convince his readers that...

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N OTHING could be more characteristically English than the way in which Parliament has dealt with the abuses arising from the practice of unqualified medical practitioners. It...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S ONE-SIDEDNESS. [co THE EOM. Or THZ SPECTATOI....1 SIH,It is a great pleasure to some of your readers to note the unvarying esteem for Mr. Gladstone's character...


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[To TAZ EDITOR Or TH." SrZCTATOZ."] SIR,—In all the discussions concerning rack-rents and evictions in Ireland, I have been surprised to see one fact almost wholly ignored,...

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[To TEE EDITOR Or TIES "131110TATOR.." J Sis., — No doubt the flight of the albatross and of all other birds is governed by " mathematical principles, " and I do not think my...

THE CRISIS IN CO - OPERATION. rre TED EDITOR or rine "Braorma."1

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Silk — The manager of the Co-operative Wholesale Society ' s Shoe-Works at Leicester has, in the Spectator of June 11th, challenged statements made by me as to the state of...

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JUNE 21sv. As men look back in after-days Where once they trod in slippery ways, And find fresh theme for love and praise ; And here, they tell, the snow was deep, And there we...


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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [SECOND NOTICE.] MR. WATTS is not the only Royal Academician who has this year sent his work to the Grosvenor Gallery instead of to his especial...


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ma .Sraor■Toli."] SIR,—Yonr correspondent, Dr. Tames Huxley, tells us that he has for years boiled his milk, not merely as a precautionary measure against microbes, but also...

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THE LIFE OF CHARLES READE.* WE regret to say that the defects of this memoir are more conspicuous than its merits. We learn from the preface that Mr. Charles L. Reade is...

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ENGLAND AT WAR.* Is it possible to write a valueless

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book, when one can freely use the scissors among the works of Carlyle, Fronde, Macaulay, John Richard Green, Napier, Gardiner, Motley, and if there be any other authors who have...

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This amusing supplement to Miss Dillwyn's amusing story, Jill, can hardly be said to attenuate in any way the paradox of the earlier story. Indeed, it decidedly increases it. In...

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ANTONIO ROSMINI SERBATI.* TEE Life of Antonio Bosmini has been

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completed by Father Lockhart, the Superior of the English Rosminiaus. The author of the first volume—which we reviewed more than a year ago— died leaving his work unfinished....

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INDIA TINDER QUEEN VICTORIA.* THE period which this history covers

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extends, as the author remarks, from the beginning of the first to the end of the second Afghan War, and it consequently includes the Mutiny. The histories of the first Afghan...

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MISS Names verses bear the unmistakable stamp of sincerity. Her own life is shut between the covers of her book. Its domi- nant chords are sad ones. She has lost the old paths,...

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Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the

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Potomac. By Frank Wilkeeon. (G. P. Putnam's Sons.)—Here is an "eye-opener" indeed ! The history of the war, "thus far written," says Mr. Wilke. son, "has been the work of...

Chapters from Famly Chests, By Edward WaHord, M.A. 2 vols.

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(Hurst and Blackett.)—It must not be supposed that we have in these volumes any of the results of the search which the Commissioners have been making into family records. Pretty...

Th. Panama Canal, by L C. Rodrigues, LL.B. (Sampson Low

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and Co.) should be read—we do not say believed—by all who are in- terested in one of the greatest engineering enterprises of the present or of any time. In the end of 1879, Mr....


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Verses of a Prose Writer. By James Ashcroft Noble. (D. Douglas, Edinburgh.)—A critic cannot do better than accept the estimate of the verses which may be said to be implied in...

The Throne of Eloquence (Hodder and Stoughton) is one of

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the most satisfactory performances of that indefatigable book-maker, the late Mr. Paxton Hood. It is a collection of facts and opinions on great preachers, ancient and modern,...

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A Terrible Legacy. By C. W. Appleton. (Ward and Downey.)—

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This is a tale in which, we may say, we are reminded sometimes of "The Castle of Otranto," and sometimes of Albert Smith's "Chris- topher Tadpole." On the whole, the tragedy, or...

Garrison Gossip. By John Strange Winter. 2 vols. (F. V.

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White.)—It is to he presumed that Mr. Winter is acquainted with his subject, and is so far right in choosing it. But he cannot be congratulated on the fortune which has made him...

Gazetteer of the British Isles. Edited by John Bartholomew. (A.

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and C. Black.)—This new gazetteer contains, we should imagine, between thirty and forty thousand names, and, indeed, mentions, on far as we have been able to test its...

Farina Tales, Essays, and Poems. By the late Rev. Thos,

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J. Corr. (Hogan Paul, Trench, and Co.) —We are not disposed to do much more than record the appearance of this volume. The editor says :—" My task has been more sacred than...

New Enmoss.—Young Ireland. Part II. By Sir Charles Govan Duffy.

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(M. H. Gill and Co., Dublin.)—This volume, part of what is called the "Irish People's Edition," relates the history of the years 1845-49. The writer remarks,—" In Ireland,...

Duelling-Doys in the Army- By William Douglas. (Ward and Downey.)—Mr.

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Douglas has collected here a number of more or less interesting stories. There is little or nothing in them that is new ; on the other hand, there is much that will bear telling...

An Investor's Notes on American Railroads. By John Swann, M.A.

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(G. P. Patnam's Sons.)—Mr. Swann thinks that, in view of the present state of affairs in England, there M likely daring the next few years to be a considerable transference of...

Pearls and Pearling Life. By Edwin W. Streeter. (Bell and

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Son.)—Thie is an agreeable, gossippy book, put together without any very strict regard to logical sequence. The author, for instance, after describing a very curious natural...

A Short History of the Bambay Presidency. By Edmund C.

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Cox. (Thacker and Co.)—This is a useful, unpretending little book, which ought not to pass unnoticed. The writer combines with the accuracy and culture he acquired at Cambridge,...