20 NOVEMBER 1875

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The two Colston Societies, the Liberal and the Conservative, held

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their meetings at Bristol on Saturday, Lord Hartington being the chief speaker of the Anchor Society, and Mr. Cave of the Dolphin Society. Lord Hartington, on the political...

The Right Hon. Stephen Cave's speech on the Ministerial side

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at the Dolphin meeting was rather a lively one for Mr. Cave, who is not known to fame as a brilliant speaker. He indulged in caustic sneers at the chaos of Opposition leaders...

The news from the East this week is conflicting. It

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is, how- ever, clear that the insurgents in Herzegovina have gained a trifling advantage over the Turkish troops, that the Turkish commissariat is in its usual wretched order,...

The Prince of Wales's tour has been interrupted by rumours

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of cholera in the Madras Presidency, and he will, it is stated, go straight from Bombay to Ceylon, only calling at Beypore and Goa. He has abandoned his expedition to the...

Mr. Smith, Member for Westminster, and Secretary of the Treasury,

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also spoke, chiefly upon the affairs of his department. He eulogised Sir Stafford Northcote's plan for the gradual reduc- tion of the Debt, by assuming it always to cost...


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T HE floods of the last week have quite reached, and in some in- stances surpassed in destructiveness, the floods of three weeks 'back r and to aggravate the misfortune, there...

* ** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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Eight hundred clergymen have petitioned Mr. Disraeli not to give

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way upon the Burials question, especially as to permitting any one not a member of the Established Church to read what he likes in the Burial-grounds of the Established Church...

There being disturbances in Malaya, the submarine cable between Madras

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and Penang, with the contempt for human curiosity obser- vable in cables, has seized its opportunity of obtaining distinction even in the depths of the sea, and has collapsed....

Mr. Plimsoll, in a letter to the Times of Wednesday,

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says that a single telegram from the British Government to the Consuls and Vice-Consuls, authorising them to spend 12 2s. on the proper inspection of each grain-loaded vessel,...

A dispute has broken out at Eton between one of

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the Assist- ant-Masters, Mr. Oscar Browning, a popular Master of fifteen years' standing, and the Head Master, Dr. Hornby, as to the abrupt dismissal of the former by the...

The Epping Forest Commissioners concluded on Tuesday a. short sitting,

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held for the purpose of hearing the several persona who had made proposals for a scheme for the future management of the Forest. The City have lodged a very comprehensive...

Count Arnim has forwarded a letter to the Times, denying

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in the most solemn manner that he ever had any correspondence with the Empress of Germany, or any interchange of ideas, public or private, with Her Majesty ; that he ever...

The French Elections are to come off before March, and

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M. Buffet is busily providing gags, handcuffs, and strait-waistcoats for the electors. He has already, by allowing only one member to each arrondissement, reduced the Chamber...

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Don Carlos has taken advantage of President Grant's reported menace

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to the Spanish Government to pose as the patriot Span- iard. If America declares war, he will, he says, consent to a truce, as long as the war lasts, and will, with his loyal...

Mr. Stanley has revisited in Central Africa King Mtesa, ruler

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of Uganda, who was formerly a mere savage, but who has embraced Mohammedanism, and organised his kingdom, which covers five great tracts, upon a semi-civilised basis. In the...

Lord Carnarvon has put his foot upon the project for

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settling part of New Guinea, through an Association to be commanded by Lieutenant Armit. He has informed a deputation of the Anti- Slavery Society that he did not believe that a...

Mr. Sullivan, M.P. for Louth, writes to the Times. of

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Tuesday, to complain that the Government have appointed a second Judge to the Irish Landed Estates Court, in spite of Lord Cairns's public disclaimer last Session of any...

Consols were at the latest date 94-1 to 95.

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It is stated that a plot has been discovered at

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Rangoon to seize the Arsenal, and that many Burmese have, in consequence, been arrested. " Burmese " may be our subjects, or subjects of the King of Burmah, but the latter is...

Hertford College, whose denominational tendencies we mis- trusted at the

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time its transformation from Magdalen Hall was still in course of incubation, appears to be justifying our mis- trust. On Saturday, 13th November, there appeared the following...

The City are more tender in their treatment of the

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Metro- politan Board of Works. On Thursday a deputation of the inhabi- tants of Hackney waited upon the Court of Common Council, to urge that body to assist them in preventing,...

Mr. Shaw-Lefevre, in distributing the prizes last week to the

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Reading Volunteers, took occasion to congratulate them on the continued success of the movement, which has now lasted for six- teen years, in spite of all the prophecies that we...

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CONSERVATIVE DISCONTENT. T HE "little rift" begins to appear in the Conservative "lute." The party of content does not appear in some of its public utterances to be absolutely...

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L ORD HARTINGTON'S speech at Bristol on Saturday was a skilful, as well as a prudent manifesto. While it com- mitted the Liberal leader in the Commons to nothing new, and even...

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T HEpolicy of M. Buffet has since the vote on the &rutin de Lists become much more intelligible, and in one respect satisfactory. He evidently regards that vote as a triumph so...

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M R. ISAAC BUTT is greatly offended with Lord Harting- ton for saying that no English party can afford to take up Home-rule, and that in point of fact, if the Home-rulers have...

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A VERY curious and noteworthy argument in favour of the English method of governing municipalities comes to us this week from America. The Nation, perhaps the ablest, and...

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O N the day on which the Times reported Lord Hartington's prophecy that the honour of settling the Education question may, after all, be reserved for the Liberal party, it also...

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AVE we, too, been sleeping through half the spell of rest which the dear, droll Dutchman took in the Kaatskills, and is it only to-morrow? This is what we ask when, after ten...

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on which the final moral judgment ought to depend. For

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this As to the Eton imbroglio, we feel the same grave reluctance to reason, we are always reluctant to enter on such painful discus- enter upon its minutim, as we did with...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 Sru,—In the Spectator of the 7th November, 1874, I wrote : —tt Extraordinary tides are, I maintain, almost as easily foretold as ordinary...


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"THE MEMOIRS" OF THE DUC DE ST. SIMON. "We can hardly understand how any reader, learned or unlearned, can warm or puff himself into enthusiasm for the author or the man." —...

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[TO THE KDrioa OF THE " SPEOTA.T011.1 SIR,—In your article on "The Unseen Universe" of November 13, as in all discussions which I have seen on that remarkable book, I do not...


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SUBLIMELY Calm—her only wish to know— In her unswerving glance nor fear nor ruth, Reckless how sun may shine, or storms may blow, Stands, like an adamantine statue, Truth. See,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] . SIR,—In your notice of my volume on the Eucharist, you say that "the practice of administering in one kind would seem to be ipso facto...


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THE ANSWER OF Q. HORATIUS FLACCUS TO A ROMAN "ROUND-ROBIN." (Vide " Sencriroa," November 13.) Goon friends, you urge my Odes grow trite, And that of worthless station, Of...

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HISTORY OF CO-OPERATION.* MOST people hope, sooner orlater, in some form or other, to find the land of " Prester John," and perhaps the world owes most of the good that is in it...

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IT would be a very inadequate account of this charming little story—which the readers of Aunt Judy's Magazine will have enjoyed, before they reread it in this more finished and...

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Wesley is one of the most interesting bio- graphies in the language. It is the work of a thoroughly honest man, of a great master of English, and of a writer who, as far as...

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FATED TO BE FREE.* Miss INGELow has either done her

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English readers a grievous wrong, or has paid them a great compliment. She has taken her American friends so cosily into her confidence in the preface to the American edition of...

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READERS of recent works on Political Economy can scarcely fail to perceive that the science is entering upon a new phase. Generalisations drawn from the limited range of...

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Prayer: Five Sermons. By James Thomas O'Brien, D.D., late Bishop

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of Ossory. (Macmillan.)—It is only to be expected that sermons preached nearly forty years ago should be somewhat out of relation with the controversy as it stands at present....


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The Life and Growth of Language. By W. D. Whitney. (Henry S. King and Co.)—About eight years ago, when the name of Professor Whitney was little known in Europe, beyond an...

Kate RandaPs Bargain. By Mrs. Eiloart. 3 vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)

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—It is always a drawback to have a novel too plainly ticketed with its subject. That Kate Randal will marry for money a man whom she does not love is obvious at once, and it is...

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The Southern States of North America. By Edward King. (Blackie.)

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—This is a record of a journey made through the fifteen ex-Slave States of North America, an area more than twelve times as large as that of England, though not containing more...

The Pilgrimages to Walsingham and Canterbury of Desiderius Erasmus. By

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John Gough Nicholls. (John Murray.)—This is a second edition of a work published some years ago. The late Mr. Nicholls had begun to revise the translation, the introduction, and...

The Parliamentary Buff-Book, 1875. (Effingham Wilson.)—Here we have again for

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the past Session this formidable record of the work done by our representatives in Parliament. The Members are enumerated in alphabetical order ; each is ticketed with a C or an...

Italy Revisited. By A. Gallenga. 2 vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)—Signor Gallonga

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has watched and sometimes played a part in Italian history for the last forty years or more. He has written more than once on the subject of his country and his countrymen....

Diane. By Katharine S. Macquoid. 2 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)

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.—There is this advantage in a love-story which has its scene laid in France, that the older people take their due share in the matter. In England, parent and relatives, if they...

Ralph and Bruno. By M. Bramston. 2 vols. (Macmillan.)—If you

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like to have a somewhat elaborate plot and unusual circumstances for a novel, it is as well that the elaboration should be carefully done, the plot skilfully woven, and the...

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The Gospel of St. Mark. Bida's illustrations. (Sampson Low, Marston,

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and Co.)—The 24 illustrations are by the French caricaturist, Bide. Several bear traces of Dore's influence, in the method of treat- ment, and the contrast of intense light and...

NEW- EnrrzoNs.—Among these, we may mention Jane Eyre, by Charlotte

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Brontë (Smith, Elder, and Co.); the first volume of an edition, to be completed in seven volumes, of "The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters." The edition is to...

Milk in Health and Disease. By A. Hutchinson Smee. (E.

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Newman.) —The author details a series of numerous analyses and experiments on milk taken from cows, under various condition; and fed on a variety of food. He establishes...

Numerical Examples in Heat, by R. E. Day (Longmans, Green,

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and Co.), supplies a want that has been often felt by science teachers and students preparing for examination. The examples are carefully com- piled and graduated.

County Topographies. Edited by E. R. Kelly. (Kelly.)—The plan of

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these useful volumes is to give the information contained in the Post- Office Directories under the head of the various counties. The Direc- tories include several counties in...