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M JULES FERRY, finding the Extremists implacable • in their hatred of the Government, has finally declared war on them. He announced at Rouen on Satur- day that the Ministry...

Subsequently, the Rev. H. W. Crosskey, of Birmingham, brought forward

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the claims of women to the Parliamentary franchise; and in this he was supported by Miss Cobden and by a daughter of Mr. Bright's,—Mrs. Bright-Clarke, of Street, in...

The Leeds Conference, on Wednesday, mustered some 2,500 delegates from

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upwards of five hundred Liberal Associations in different parts of the kingdom, and found, apparently, no difficulty at all in coming to a resolution which was all but...

On Thursday, the Leeds Conference resolved that after passing the

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extension of household franchise to the counties, a Redistribution Bill should be proposed, "such as would give as nearly as possible an equal value to every vote, and secure a...

Mr. Bright, in the long evening speech in which he

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reviewed the conversion of the nation to his own creed, illustrated with great power the distorting effect of the minority representation, in the experimental form in which it...

The great difficulty in M. Ferry's way is his foreign

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policy. His own party in the Chamber dislike the risks the Govern- ment is running in Tonquin, and are annoyed at the unpleasant- ness with England on account of the Shaw...

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

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Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, speaking on Wednesday night at a , Conservative

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dinner at Bridgewater, boasted of Sir Stafford Northcote's triumphal progress through Ulster, but omitted to say that it was essential to that progress that the furious con-...

Mr. Henry Fowler delivered a striking speech to his con-

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stituents at Wolverhampton on Saturday last. It was a speech nearly two hours in length, delivered to an audience of two thousand persons, who listened to him with eagerness and...

Mr. Fowler's illustration of the unfairness of the distribution of

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representative influence in Staffordshire, is remarkable only because it expresses neatly and succinctly what might be easily matched in any populous county of England and Wales...

Sir Archibald Alison, who commanded the Highland Brigade at Tel-el-Kebir,

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received a sword of honour on Thursday from the citizens of Glasgow, and made a very brilliant speech, notable for this,—he entirely exonerated the Egyptian soldiers from the...

Some of the Irish Tory papers are trying to raise—on

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strictly Nationalist grounds—an opposition to General Sankey's appoint- , ment to the Chairmanship of the Board of Works. Though General Sankey is admitted to be an Irishman, it...

The London Corporation is evidently alarmed by therrafted of the

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Treasury to renew the London coal duty, now paid-te•the Metropolitan Board. They think if this is swept away;,t2feir own duty on grain, which is as much a necessary of life...

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There has been a rumour this week of the intended

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resigna- tion of the Bishop of London, on the ground of health. We should greatly regret to find that the report is true, for Dr. Jackson has done his work heartily and simply,...

Mr. J. D. Dougali, the gnnmaker of Bennett Street, gives

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the Times some curious information as to the eagerness of the wealthy classes for shooting. Thirty-five years ago, he says, the lease of a grouse moor in the Highlands, long let...

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The situation in Zululand is becoming unintelligible. It is -reported

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on all hands that Cetewayo, pressed by his European adviser, Mr. Grant, has surrendered himself to the British 'Resident, and is again, therefore, a prisoner. It is also...

The Committee for raising a memorial to the late Professor

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Stanley Jevons, the brilliant logician and economist, whom we lost in the prime of his powers about a year ago,—have de- termined to establish a Studentship of £100 a year, the...

The "Arab movement," so greatly feared by the Turks, has

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-spread to Damascus, the great centre of Mussulman thought sand propagandism. The inhabitants are greatly discontented with their Turkish Governor, and placards have been posted...

The English dislike to allow the evidence of accused persons

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to be heard is evidently dying away, or reducing itself to a fear lest criminals should be tortured by cross-examination. At the annual meeting of the Incorporated Law Society...

It is stated that Canon Westcott is to succeed to

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the Canonry of Westminster, which will be vacated by the consecration of Canon Barry to be Bishop of Sydney; and there is a further rumour that Canon Barry's place as Principal...

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THE LEEDS CONFERENCE. T HE Leeds Conference proves that the Liberal party in the country knows its own mind, and that it is not only in favour of introducing a Household...

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I T is known that the Government intend to reduce the British garrison in Egypt to 3,000 men, and suspected that even this remainder will in January or February be with- drawn....


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W E really cannot be at the trouble of affecting to doubt that " Disintegration," the political paper in the Quarterly Review, is by Lord . Salisbury himself. If internal...

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1711HE •-old difficulty. of France, the tendency Of her parties to _L form camps as hostile to each,other.as if .theyibelonged to :separate nationalities, is evidently not...

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M R. BRIGHT magi, we think, have felt something like amusement, when he found himself actually pleading for moderation against more thorough-going Radicals, and declaring...

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C ANTON Berne is revising its Constitution. Time was when the Constitution of a Swiss Canton had a semi- sacred character, and remained unaltered for centuries. But that time is...

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T HE next Parliamentary Election will be held subject to the provisions of the " Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883," which came into operation on the 15th of...

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W HETHER Mr. Arnold proves or does not prove the subject of intense interest in the - United States, we have probably never lent to the United States any man of genius who is...

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hardly know anywhere a bit of biography more puzzling than Anthony Trollope's account of himself during his boyhood, youth, and early manhood. Why was he so utterly...

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AN ENCAMPMENT BY THE SEA. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] ONE sunny August morning, we set out on a ramble over the pebbly shore of one of the Eastern Counties. Our expedition must...

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CHILDREN AND THEIR DINNERS. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1 Sia,—In reference to an article in your paper on the above sub- ject, may I ask if you will kindly allow me to...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."} SIN, — Redistribution of representation has come within measure- able distance for serious consideration, so, perhaps, the following-...


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[To TR6 EDITOR or TH1 "SPECTATOR. ") Sia,—Since the decree was passed in Convocation last June, though by the narrowest majority, sanctioning a very large expenditure for the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] - Sra,—I shall esteem it a favour if you will give publicity to the few following remarks on a criticism of my novel of " Julian Trevor,"...


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" FORTUNE MY FOE." " Arm not too high, at things beyond thy reach," Nor give the rein to reckless thought or speech. Is it not better all thy life to bide Lord of thyself, than...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOT..") SIE,—Your correspondent, " An American," appears to me to be right as to the definition of the word " cuss." The simplest -definition is...


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[To THE EDT/OR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sta,—I think it will be found that the above-cited phrase, with others similar, is not properly known to the Constitution, but -obtained...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIE, - Dr. Bell Taylor, in the Spectator of the 13th, says that physical injuries are inherited. I have not made original obser. vations, but...

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MR. PERCY GREG ON FAITH AND DOUBT.* MR. PERCY GREG'S speculative books are always worth study, and this certainly not the least of them. They would be im- proved, perhaps, by a...

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COLONEL VOGT has attempted a somewhat difficult task, and one certainly beyond the limits of his information. Much of his book is built up on the war correspondence of English...

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HENDRIK C ONS CIENCE.* Trim novelists who stood highest in

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the estimation of the present generation of readers are rapidly disappearing. It almost seems as if envious Time, passing over the cyphers, were determined to obliterate, first...

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THE judgment passed by eminent foreigners upon England is always interesting and instructive. To see ourselves as others see us should be the wish of a nation, as well as of an...

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SELF-CONDEMNED.* Ws can most of us contemplate with equanimity, if

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not with satisfaction, the endurance by others of the punishment their misdeeds entail, and it is possible that some choice spirits may experience a kind of logical though grim...

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"Max;" says the compiler of this valuable and entertaining dic- tionary, "is an etymologising animal. He abhors the vacuum of an unmeaning word. If it seems lifeless, he reads a...

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The British Quarterly Review. October. (Hodder and Stoughton.) —The first article in this number is Dr. Gibb's essay on "The Life and Times of St. Anselm," for such it is, only...

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