18 MAY 1878

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Labour in Lancashire, suddenly enraged, has fired an aimless pistol

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in the air. The operatives and masters in the cotton trade met in Manchester on Tuesday, to confer on a proposal from the former to accept a five-per-cent, reduction, combined...


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N OTHING whatever has been made known this week on the subject of the Negotiations. Count Schouvaloff reached St. Petersburg on Saturday, and has had many interviews with his...

According to the latest accounts, the masters in Blackburn see

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their way to a settlement. The Mayor of Blackburn informed a correspondent that negotiations were in progress which led him to expect an arrangement, which, it is understood,...

The debates in the Lords and Commons on the conduct

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of Government in summoning Sepoys to Europe without consulting Parliament are fixed for Monday, Lord Selborne having changed his original day, Thursday, so that the debates may...

The Lancashire riots were on Thursday the subject of remark

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in both Houses of Parliament. In the Lords, Lord Shaftesbury ex- pressed an opinion, not as yet fully supported by evidence, that the riotings were the work of the idle, the...

An attempt, fortunately a failure, was made on Saturday last

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to assassinate the Emperor of Germany. His Majesty was returning from a drive with his daughter, the Grand Duchess of Baden, when as the carriage passed through the Unter den...

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

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Mr. Hanbury, the defeated candidate at Taraworth, triumphantly communicates to

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the Times of last Saturday the fact that three of Mr. Hamar Bass's proposers supported him, not for his views on the Eastern policy of the Government, but in spite of those...

Lord Hartingtou has not chosen to challenge the policy of

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the Government at all in his resolution. As he himself was most careful to point out, he challenges only the constitutionality of the course adopted in concealing from the House...

Viscount Sandon has been taken into the Cabinet, where he

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raises the number of Cabinet Ministers to thirteen. There is no reason to think that he will add much to the strength of the Government, or that he will add much to its...

Some of the English Members are doing their best to

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rival Mr. Parnell, and Mr. Biggar, and Mr. O'Donnell, in the violence and impropriety of their language in debate. On Thursday night Mr. T. Cave, the Member for Barnstaple,...

A deputation of great influence, headed by the Marquis of

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Ripon, and representing mainly the North of England, waited on the Duke of Richmond and Gordon on Thursday, to request that if a new University is instituted at the request of...

It is clear that Professor Henry Smith will poll a

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respectable poll at Oxford, but that the Conservative will beat him, almost probably, by three to one. On Thursday evening the numbers. were,—Mr. Talbot, 2,459; Professor Smith,...

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Dr. Alfred Carpenter delivered a lecture last week to the

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Medical Society of London, in which he laid it down that any consumption of alcohol sufficient to furnish the blood with one part of alcohol in five hundred of blood, is...

Bat we cannot say that we feel so convinced as

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Sir Stafford Northcote, and Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. Lowe, and many others -who have discussed this subject with a very strong bias against the multiplication of Universities,...

The news of the week from the Cape is not

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exactly alarming, but it shows that all the native tribes are stirring, and that the British force in the Colonies is inadequate to the work. The tribes between Cape Colony and...

The rumours that the Fenians in America intend to take

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advantage of the excitement in Europe to attack Canada obtained some consistency on Friday. A telegram was then received from New York, dated the same day, stating that a body...

The Mr. Cooper recently murdered at Bhamo was not, as

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we suggested last week, the civilian who slew so many mutineers, but Mr. T. 1'. Cooper, the traveller in Western China, Tibet, and Assam, a man of rare energy and resource, who...

Consols were on Friday 961 to 96i.

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A controversy has been going on as to the intentions

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of the founders of Keble College, Oxford, from which it has come out pretty plainly, as might have been expected, that while the pur- pose, as defined, certainly was to found...

Wednesday last was the public day on which the University

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of London confers its Degrees, and owing to the absence of the -Chancellor, Earl Granville, in consequence of the death of his infant daughter, the Vice-Chancellor, Sir John...

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THE COMING CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE. W HAT makes the Lords so meek ? If ever there was a question which they might have been expected to debate with some eagerness and energy, it...

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of the Government was moulded ; it was a force, which by What makes us still more anxious about this apparent utter shaping the mind of the country, reacted in the way of giving...

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T HE dreary suspense continues, and will probably continue for some days yet. According to the accounts which look least false, Count Schouvaloff has found serious obstacles to...

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T HE fierce rowdy spirit which for the past six months has been encouraged, more especially in London, by the Government and the leaders of the "Jingo party," is producing in...

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A N abuse, as such, must be very dear to Conservative hearts, or they would not defend one which is associated in other countries with the most exaggerated pretensions of...

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REVOLUTIONARY LAW REFORMERS. T HE Bill for the Codification of the

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Criminal Law which the Attorney-General introduced on Tuesday is nothing less than a practical revolution. Had it come from the hands of any Member of the Opposition, it would...

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W E are indebted to an intimate friend of the late James Hinton, for an interesting letter, published in another column, wherein she defends Mr. Hinton's conception of dis-...

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L ORD KINNAIRD, better known as the Hon. Arthur Kinnaird, Member for Perth, must have read the proceed- ings in the Chantrelle case,—tho recent case in Edinburgh, in which a...

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A IDED by Mr. Wallis's Essay on "Construction as an Element of Design in Ancient Furniture," which is prefixed to the official catalogue of the Loan Collection on view at the...

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JAMES FIINTON'S ALTRUISM. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Srn,—Will you allow me space for a few remarks on your article of last week on "Altruism and Selfishness "? I do...

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&a,—In common with, no doubt, a large number of your readers, I have read the "Life and Letters of James Hinton" with pro- found and eager interest, and your article of last...


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Burns has sins enough to answer for, without having any invented for him ! Yet the reviewer of Allan Ramsay' "Poems," in your last number, has indulged in a most extra-...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTLTOR.1 SIR,—Speaking of a controversy in the Contemporary, you nay, "None of the Universalista seem to us to face the mystery of pain, or explain...

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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [SECOND NOTICE.] WE did not mention Watts's pictures in our first notice—though they are hung in that West Gallery to which we confined our remarks—for...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Allow me to correct a slight inaccuracy in the very striking and interesting article entitled, "The Great Twin-Brethren," at page 599 of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—The remarks of your recent correspondent " Philozoist " on the unsatisfactory attitude of many of the Societies for Pre- vention of...


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"TO-MORROW." " To-Monnow !" wept the watcher, as she knew That Death had claimed her dearest as his due,— " 0 bitter waking ! 0 the joyless day !" " To-morrow ! "murmured he,...


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[The City of Montreal is one of the most rising and, in many respects, most agreecdte on the American continent, but its inhabitants are as yet too busy with commerce to care...

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THE ART OF BEAUTY.* "IT is not wicked,' "says the authoress of this clever little book, "to take pains with oneself. In the present day, our altered system of education, and...

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M. JUSSERAND'S book deserves a hearty recognition in this country. It is one of a type which is becoming more and more common in France every year, in which that accuracy and...

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A SPRIGHTLY little book called ScepCcism in Geology has recently shown that " orthodox " geologists may possibly have misinter- preted some of the most important texts from...

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some attention to this work, as an enter- taining book of travel, but there is another aspect in which it should be considered, as conveying the carefully formed opinions of an...

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Miss BROWN'S method of relating her adventures to the eye,— with only just enough of explanatory letterpress to make the etchings tell a somewhat fuller and plainer tale than...

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Ashford. By Annie Blount. (Remington and Co.)—Ashford is the name

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of a village and park belonging to a young and immensely rich widow, named Lady Helen Drummond. When the story opens, she has just arrived to take personal possession of her...

Pyramid Facts and Fancies. By James Bon wick, F.R.G.S. (C.

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Regan Paul and Co.)—" Pyramid Facts" are curious enough, not the least curious being the strange circumstance that competent observers have had the greatest difficulty in...

Sanitary Engineering. A Series of Lectures, given before the School

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of Military Engineering at Chatham, 1876. By J. Bailey Denton (Spon and Co.)—The name of Mr. Bailey Denton is sufficiently well known as an authority upon all points of sanitary...

Morals and Religion in History. By John D. MarshalL (Published

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for the Author, by Blackwood and S...na.)—In this very readable and tboughtfal volume we have an interesting sketch of Greek thought on morals and religion, illustrated by...

A Handbook for Public Meetings, by George F. Chambers (Stevens),

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is a book the object and utility of which are sufficiently declared by its title. The principal point on which it furnishes instruction is "The Ditties of Chairmen," but many...


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The Pope, the Kings, and the People. By William Arthur. Vols. I. and IL (William Mullan.)—We have here a minute and laborious history of the movements which led to the famous...

The Life and Times of the Right Hon. John Bright.

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By William Robertson. (Rochdale, published by the Author.)—This compact and handy little volume may ho described as a triumph of local hero-wor- ship. It is written and printed...

The Little Alpine Fox-Dog. By Cecil Clarke. (Samuel Tinsley.)— In

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order that this volume might be best fitted for the corner of our book-shelves most suitable for it, it should have been written in words of one or two syllables. Even then many...