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Upon the two secondary Irish questions, the agrarian revolu- tion

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and obstruction, Mr. Chamberlain was both hopeful and resolved. He was still bitterly opposed to casting any respon- sibility for the purchase of Ireland upon English or Scotch...


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With the "SyscriToz" of Saturday, October 8th, will be issued gratis a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. Advertisements...

Mr. Chamberlain on Thursday delivered a speech to his con-

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stituents of West Birmingham, important mainly for his earnest reiteration of his Unionist sympathies. He commenced by denying the foolish report that he had accepted a mission...

Lord Randolph Churchill made a vigorous speech at Whitby on

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Friday week, upon the leading idea of which, that the first really democratic Parliament had shown itself determined to uphold law, we have commented elsewhere. He maintained...

We have commented on this occurrence sufficiently elsewhere, but must

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add here that the French are in a white rage about it, and that the action of the German Government is still uncertain. The Foreign Office at Berlin is quite ready to apologise...

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

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A NOTHER most dangerous incident has occurred near Rao in the Vosges, upon the Franco- Gertnan frontier. According to French accounts, a local banker took a party of friends out...

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Mr. Morley's speech at Newcastle on Saturday, which was marked

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by his usual clearness and literary finish, was chiefly noticeable for his restatement of what he regards as the essen- tial features of any Home-rule scheme,—an Irish...

The remainder of the speech interests us less. It is

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only a reiteration in fine English of the statement that England and Scotland are needing reforms which are stopped by the Irish agitation and the methods of it promoters. These...

The papers this week have been full of the sailing

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race for the America Cup. The English challenging yacht, the Thistle,' owned by Mr. Bell, and built at Glasgow on purpose for the race, has been beaten in the first heat by the...

On Tuesday, the eviction of a man named Lane from

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a holding on the estate of Colonel Macadam, near the city of Limerick, was the cause of a straggle of extraordinary violence. The house was defended by Lan13, his wife, and his...

Mr. Morley combated Mr. Chamberlain's declaration that the Mitchelstown meeting

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was an illegal one. It was not pro- claimed, and therefore was not illegal. How was it that, as it was not proclaimed, it was interfered with P It is curious that so cautions a...

Sir William Harcourt at Lewes on Wednesday treated his audience

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to one of those clever, dashing, audacious harangues for which he haa.so special a gift It is always out of place to be angry with the lawyer who is only doing his best by his...

On Saturday last, Mr. O'Brien was sentenced to three months'

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imprisonment on each of the two charges preferred against him. for inciting tenants by his speeches to resist the Sheriff in the execution of his duty. Mr. Harrington, after...

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According to the Philadelphia correspondent of the Times, - the anarchists

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of the Union have given up the canted. That is to say, they have agreed during the recent Socialist Conyers- tion at Buffalo to merge themselves in the general Socialist...

We note the death of Mr. Diehard Berridge, formerly a

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partner in Meux's brewery, and remarkable as the owner of the largest and wildest estate in Ireland, the huge property once possessed by the reckless protector of animals, "Dick...

The Nizam of Hyderabad has offered a splendid gift to

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the Indian Government. Impressed with the idea that the ex- penditure of the Indian Empire goes on growing, mainly in consequence of outlay on the defences of the frontier, and...

" Reuter " is usually trustworthy and well-informed; but the

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Reuter" telegrams about Afghan affairs suggest to Anglo. Indians not only that the agent at Bombay believes native rumour too easily, but that his informants wish for...

The Americans believe that they have invented a new and

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most formidable weapon. On September '20th, Lieutenant Zalinski was permitted to try his air.gun in New York Harbour against a Survey schooner named Millman.' The gun was a...

Mr. Isaac Pitman is a frank man and a truthful.

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He was a National schoolmaster, and stenography has made his fortune, besides spreading his name wherever throughout the world men talk in public ; but he told the Congress of...

At the Hygienic Congress in Vienna, which opened on September

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27th, and is attended by some 2,500 savants in sanitation, one marked difference of tone may be noted. England is no longer accused of murdering mankind rather than hinder her...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 101i to 101t.

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THE OPTIMIST VIEW OF THE SITUATION. . T HE leading thought which ran through Lord Randolph Churchill's vigorous speech at Whitby, and made it an important one, was, we believe,...


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THE shooting incident on the Franco-German frontier was a very ugly one. There is, to begin with, a grand quarrel as to essential facts. The French believe that a few French...

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TT is curious to contrast Mr. Morley the political phila- sopher and Mr. Morley the party tactician. Away from a Newcastle platform, Mr. Morley would no doubt still consider...

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English country life to be a little insipid, prefer a society less reluctant to resort to physical force, and like a spice of danger, --.-danger, that is, of a broken...

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T HE liberal gift of £600,000 juet made by the Nizam in aid of the expenditure QA frontier defence, and probably suggested to him by the British officer who is now his private...

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I N an age prolific of inventions, and incessantly trying the capabilities of every kind of force, it is not surprising that an ingenious Pole should have turned to atmospheric...

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I T is not often that English farmers are roused to spontaneous and united action, much as they are given to grumbling ; and when we see the dairy-farmers of the principal...

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W E have received a pamphlet containing three sermons by three Bishops—Carlisle, Bedford, and Manchester— preached at Manchester before the British Association during its visit...

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T RAT, in the course of centuries, many strange superstitions should have taken root in the Synagogue, can hardly be matter of surprise to any one acquainted even superficially...

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N O small amount of excitement was produced in Paris during the past week by rumours, first, that the remains of the great Napoleon had been stolen from the sarcophagus at the...

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THE LLTXURY OF LOAFING. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] Rugby, Tennessee, September dOta. I TARE it I must have "written you frequent" (as they say here), at this time of year, in the...

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PROF. DICEY ON UNIONIST DELUSIONS.—VIII. [To TIM EDITOR Or can .. 1317014.1 . 03."j Sra,—My analysis of Unionist delusions is at an end; let me sum up its results and point its...

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(To sae Renee or sae "lerscr■roo."] plead guilty to having been once a hero-worshipper of Mr. Gladstone ; his almost unrivalled brilliancy of intellect and his purity of...

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no Ersoraroz„"J SIE,—I trust you will permit me to advert, in as few words as possible, to several of the points touched on in your most interesting article on "The Attitude of...


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[To MY EDITOR Or 1111 "131MOTAT08.1 &a,—You consider the New South Wales Divorce Act so im- portant as to call for the grave constitutional step of a veto by her Majesty. But...


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[To rim EDITOR or rns Snow:or:1 Sra,—In your review of Mr. Sayoe's Hrbbert Lectures, the writer observes of certain passages that they "suggest a most interesting and important...

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[To THY EDITOR OF THY "SrEerma..") Six, — Will you allow me,

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as an Irish landlord, to express my entire agreement with your criticisms on the proceedings of the late Convention in Dublin P The establishment of a peasant-proprietary by a...


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RHINE.SIDE. BY queenly Aix to pretty Bonn— And then athwart the river, In sheer idlesse we wandered on, As fain to stray for ever. With endless shift of Light and Shade Fair...

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THE PURPOSE PURPOSE OF THE AGES.* TEE author of The Purpose of the Ages, whom, in accordance with the title-page, we shall call Miss Morison, although we believe that she has...

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WE have lately seen so many announcements, made principally by magazine-publishers, of new stories "by the author of John Hewing," that we have been haunted by a not unnatural...

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EDWARD FITZGERALD'S WORKS.* WE trust that this handsome edition will

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find a welcome among the "mixed Britons of England," as the editor puts it, as well as among the "English of America." Some kindred spirits there have been from the first, even...

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Ix is almost a pity that Mr. Murray should waste his powers on a story so slight as this ; but how good it is to read ! We hardly know in modern fiction anything at once so...

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THE qualities which charm, astonish, and, alas ! disgust us in all Mr. Ruskin's works, are present in his latest volume. There is the same exquisite beauty of workmanship; the...

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We have to notice—it would not be quite sincere to

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say that we welcome—the commencement of a new theosophical magazine, under the title of Lucifer. It is published by Mr. George Redway, and edited by Mr. (?) H. P. Blavateky and...

Under the title of Atalanta, the much and deservedly appreciated

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Every Girl's Magazine enters in October on a new and ambitions career as a sixpenny magazine. When regard is had to quality of paper and letterpress on the one hand, and to...

It is the duty of many British publishers—they are, indeed,

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too numerous to mention—to read and (if they can) reply promptly to the sweeping and serious charges brought against them by Mr. Brander Matthews in his "American Authors and...

The editor uf the Anglican Church Magazine does his best

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to give it the charm of variety, even in the character of the fiction that he offers. The twenty-second chapter of "The Inquiries of Ramohandra into Christianity," which appears...

Smoot BOOKS. — HeipS to Higher Arithmetic, by the Rev. G. F.

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Allfree and T. F. P. Scudamore (Hamilton, Adams, and Co.), is intended for the faller exposition of problems relating to distance, time, and area, stocks, interest, profit and...


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.Tohn Leech's Pictures of Life and Character. From Punch. (Bradbury, Agnew, and Co.)—John Leech's work, of course, needs no commendation; and we have only to mention this new...