20 JANUARY 1883

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P ARIS has been agitated by a bizarre incident. On Monday, Prince Jerome Napoleon, moved, it is believed, by a fear lest the Comte de Chambord should anticipate him, placarded...

At the Colonial Office, on Wednesday, there was a ceremonial

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at once novel and significant. Lord Derby on that day received the Agents accredited to the Governments of seven great, self- governing Colonial Dependencies,—namely, the...

Mr. J. K. Cross, M.P. for Bolton, has been made

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Under- Secretary for India; and Mr. Henry Brand, M.P., has accepted the work of Lieutenant-General Sir John Adye (who was not in Parliament) as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance....

NOTICE. —With this week's number of the SPECTATOR are issued .(gratis)

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the Index and Title-page for the Volume for 1882.

To the credit of the French Press, it almost unanimously

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denounces M. Floquet's proposal, which is in principle exactly equivalent to a Bill of Attainder against amnestied suspects, and is therefore a gross breach of faith. The...

The French Government and the Chamber appear to have been

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both annoyed and alarmed by this manifesto. The former ordered the arrest of Prince Jerome, which was carried out without difficulty, and he was lodged in the Conciergerie, to...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the PlICTATOB. Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Fourth of...

H 5 * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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We English know that the Government is struggling to avoid

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a. Protectorate of Egypt, but we can hardly wonder that the French journalists, irritated by the non-inter- vention policy of their own Chamber, find it difficult to believe in...

The Germans are still indignant that the Alsace-Lorrainers do not

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love them. Marshal von Manta - eel, the Governor, has. addressed to the members of the Provincial Committee a speech, in which he told them that the restoration of...

The Coroner's Jury assembled at Hounslow to inquire into- the

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suicide of Dr. Edwardes has arrived at an unusual verdict,. —" That on the 27th day of December, William Whitfield. Edwardes did die from the mortal effects of prussic acid,...

We would call the special attention of our readers to

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an article discussing the trial of the French Anarchists at Lyons. Our contributor was present during the whole proceedings, and his remarks will be found curiously instructive...

The extreme alarm of the American Protectionists at the con-

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dition of the National Treasury is well illustrated by a Bill reported to the House of Representatives, which will, it is said,. be passed. The Protectionists believe that if...

On Saturday last there was an ominous scene in Constan-

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tinople, described, one perceives, by eye-witnesses at " Varna," "Athens," and such places. The Sultan's Albanian guards, being white, are jealous of the Negro guards, who are...

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In a speech on Tuesday, Mr. Chamberlain went further, and

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advocated, for Birmingham at least, a perfectly free middle- class education. Why not go on, and advocate a perfectly free University education for all classes, and a perfectly...

The new Bishop of Truro is to be the Rev.

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G. H. Wilkinson, the Vicar of St. Peter's, Eaton Square, a man of great organ- ising power, and very popular as a preacher, who was Examining Chaplain to Dr. Benson (the Primate...

A very formidable strike is occurring on the Caledonian Railway.

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The men allege that they are worked to death, being frequently kept on duty eighteen and twenty hours at a stretch, and paid for overtime only as ordinary time. They therefore...

Mr. Brand, the new Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, writes to

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last Saturday's Times to protest against the disfran- chisement of all property-owners, as owners, under the County Franchise Bill,—a course which had been sketched out as not...

Canon Blakeney, Vicar of Sheffield and Canon of York, with

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fifty-two clergymen of the same diocese, have written to the Bishop of Manchester, congratulating him on the course he has 'taken in relation to the Miles Platting case, and...

Mr. Mundella made a remarkable speech at Birmingham on Monday,

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in opening a new Board School there, on the rapid progress of the compulsory-education principle in England. Fifteen years ago, he had been present at a great conference in...

Bank Rate, 5 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 1014 to 1011,

Sir Richard Cross delivered an attack on the Government, at

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Southport, last Wednesday, which was neither more nor less- remarkable than the average of such speeches. He was very fair and moderate, and rather conventional in tone. He made...

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PRINCE NAPOLEON'S MANIFESTO, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. N OTHING is so puzzling to observers as the want of political courage in France, except the rashness with which governing...

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T HE scheme of the British Government for the reorganisa- tion of Egypt is gradually taking shape, and though we are unable to believe in its success, it is a consistent, and...

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T HE Quarterly Review is in very low spirits. Again and again it warns the Tories that there is no 'evidence at all of any substantial loss of Liberal power in the country. Of...

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COLONIAL ENVOYS. T HE little ceremonial of Wednesday at the Colonial

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Office is, we hope, the first step towards a new relation between the Home Government and our Colonies,—a relation which ought to supplement and, on the whole, improve that...


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T T is one of the many misfortunes of the British Govern- ment in Ireland, that it is compelled to make the Police such an active agent in the Administration. Nearly invisible...

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THE LYONS TRIALS. T HE Trial of Prince Krapotkine and the

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fifty-two " Anarch- ists," though undoubtedly suggested by the " manifesta- tions" at Montceau les Mines, and the dynamite explosions at the Café Bellecour in Lyons, had no...

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I T will not be Mr. Chamberlain's fault, if Free Schools do not soon become a burning question. In his speech at Bir- mingham, on Monday, he did his best to fire the train. A...

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T HE Daily News is quite right, from its point of view, in its onslaught upon Coroners for allowing such inquiries as the one now proceeding at Hounslow; but it is quite wrong,...

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T HERE is hardly so curious a study among the many curious autobiographical studies to be found in English literature, as that which M. Renan has recently given to the world in...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "1 Sin,—With no wish uselessly to prolong this correspondence, • or quibble about trifles, may I say a few further words ? I must, I think, be...


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GREEK FEELING TOWARDS MR. GLADSTONE. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SracrsTort."1 SIR,—I have recently returned from a visit to Greece, and should like to record what I have gathered...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."' SIR,—Allow me to question the accuracy of the terms used by Sir Edward Strachey. He speaks of a " reconstitution " of the National Church as...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."' you allow me, as a perplexed Nonconformist, to ask through your columns a question about "consecrated ground ?" What is the reason why in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR, Mr. Coker Adams has probably trusted to the "Clergy List" in his correction of my presumed error. There is, how- ever, no doubt that...

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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR"] SIR,—Yon have referred more than once in your columns to' the recent death of Mr. Bonney, the painter of Mr. Ruskin's large picture of " St....


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MR. CRAIG'S LIFE OF SWIFT.* SEVEN years have gone by since the publication of the 'first. volume of Forster's Life of Swift called for comment in this- journal. That biography...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR "] SIR,—Yon so often express interest in Asiatic affairs, that you will probably not object to inform your readers of an event which promises...

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Tuts volume is very unlike nineteen out of every score, perhaps we might safely indicate a much larger proportion, of the volumes of sermons that issue from the press, for its...

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these two works, or rather between these instalments of two important works, is a remarkable instance of like drawing to like,—a natural affinity between an author and his...

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MR. LANG, as was to be expected of him, has written a refined, scholarly, and agreeable poem, which cannot be better described than in his own words :—" In this story in rhyme...

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THOUGH Kept in the Dark is one of the least important of Mr. Trollope's works, the fact that it is probably almost the last be has written must invest it with a particular and...

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The Modern Review sustains its character for variety, vigour, and

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strong sense " touched with emotion." "Natural Religion," "Pro- gress and Poverty," "Augustus de Morgan," and " Spinoza " are among the not strictly theological articles. Mr....


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There is no article of very striking ability' in the new number of the British Quarterly, although there are several excellent and in- structive papers, such as " Traces of the...

The January number of Mind is rather dry and technical,

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and one misses the pen of Professor T. H. Green, that " lost leader," as Mr. Bryce has styled him. The best papers are the opening one, by the editor, on "Psychology and...

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Left Till Called For (Wells Gardner) is a very well

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told, but also very pathetic story, by the author of "Honor Bright," of a child left at a railway station, who does a work of genuine civilisation among the rough men that...

The Student's Geography of British India. By Dr. G. Smith,

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C.I.E. (Murray.)—This book, though scarcely intended for general readers, will be consulted by others than students. It is a marvel of labour and condensation, and its compiler...

Sixes and Sevens, written by F. E. Weatherly, and illustrated

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by Jane M. Dealy (Hildesheimer and Faulkner), is one of the prettiest of the many pretty books for children that have passed through our hands this season. The verses are very...

In the new number of the London Quarterly there are

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some in- formative articles which are above the average. Of these, the best are, perhaps, " Recent French Historical Literature " and " Charity in the Early Church ;" although a...

It is hardly possible to criticise a book at once

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so handsome and so matter-of-fact as An Account of Some of the Incised and Sepulchral Slabs of North-West Somersetshire. By R. W. Paul. (Pre- vost and Co.)—The paper and type...

We are glad to see that a second and enlarged

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edition has been issued of The Man of the Woods, and other Poems (Black, Edinburgh), by William McDowell, author of, perhaps, the best and fullest local history that Scotland...

The Tower Gardens. By Miss Alldridge. (F. Y. White and

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Co.) —This is a very bright and readable novel, leaving in every chapter an impression on the critic's mind that it ought to be even better than it is. Miss Alldridge has keen...