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It is only just, as the Govern i It is

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only just, as the Govern i Government is blamed for all failures, to admit that in South Africa t has attained a complete military success. The power of the Zulu organisation...

The Afghan war is growing. The idea of a rush

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has been given up, and the two invading columns of the Koorum and of the Khyber are each to be raised to 12,000 men. The general plan is, that as 80011 as transport can be...


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• S IR GARNET WOLSELEY'S determined persistence has been rewarded. Cetewayo was captured on August 28th, in the south-eastern corner of Zululand, by a detachment of the 1st...

The disposal of Cetewayo is a somewhat difficult matter. He

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has fought us fairly, according to his lights, and we have no right whatever to punish him. We have, however, according to international practice, a right to detain him for a...

The news was telegraphed by cable from Cape Town to

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Mozambique, and thence forwarded by steamer, via Zanzibar, to Aden. The next division of the cable, from Mozambique to Zanzibar, will be finished next week; and by mid-October,...

Nothing like an authoritative or trustworthy account of affairs in

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Afghanistan has yet been published, but after collat- ing the official and independent stories, we believe the following to be near the truth. Yakoob Khan found Cavagnari much...

The correspondent of the Standard, telegraphing from All Kheyl in

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the Peiwar Pass on Thursday s evening, announces that a terrible outbreak has occurred at Herat,—probably on Monday, the last day of Ramazan, but the date is not given...

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

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The two sons of the Prince of Wales, failing whom

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the Crown would again devolve upon a female sovereign, again a Vic- toria, started on Thursday from Portsmouth, in the Bac- chante,' on a cruise round the world. It is...

Accounts of the tragedy on September 3rd are flowing in

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on the Indian Government. The most minute comes from Timm., a sower of the Guides, who escaped the massacre. Karim Khan, in command of the mutineers, having only arrested him....

Lord Beaconsfield's coolness has certainly not deserted him. It had

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been announced for some days that he would speak at' Aylesbury on Thursday, and diplomatists, politicians, reporters, and indeed, the whole world, was on the qui, vim. It...

Some attention has been given to a statement-that since the

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murder of Sir Louis Cavaguari, " Sciudiah has been visiting' Hollow," the suggestion being that the Marhatta chiefs may . take the opportunity to throw off British control.. The...

Prince Bismarck has really arranged to go to Vienna—it is

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be- lieved, on Saturday—for a long conference with Count Andrassy and his successor, Baron Haymerle. It is noted that this journey is settled after the meeting of the German...

The contest between Conservatives and Liberals in the county of

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Elgin, for the seat vacated by the elevation of Lord Macduff to the Peerage, which has excited great interest in Scotland, has ended in a decided victory for the latter. A very...

We have stated elsewhere what we believe to be the

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present position of the Home-rule agitation, but may' add here that Mr. Shaw, the nominal leader of the party, repu- diates the calling of a National Convention to consider the...

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Consols were on Friday 97 1 9 6 to 9714.

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The tendency to look for the means of healing the

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present distress and depression, which have attacked almost all indus- tries, in a reform of the laws relating to land-tenure, has received a fresh exemplification in the...

The Time publishes a terrible account of the sufferings of

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the European soldiers marched back into India from Afghanistan last June through the Khyber Pass. They had only 117 miles to go, but the march occupied twelve days, the men...

We have seen a letter from a German politician unusually

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familiar with the currents of opinion in Germany, in which he accounts for the weakness of the German National Liberals. He says they have lost two-thirds of their seats for...

On Friday evening Lord Lytton telegraphed the words of a

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letter from Yakoob Khan, dated the 11th lust, In this letter the Ameer professes sorrow, hopes to punish the mutineers, and states that he has preserved himself partly by bribes...

It is officially admitted in St. Petersburg that the valuable

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province of Kuldja, or Ili, as it is usually called in older maps, has been retroceded to China. This cession was demanded by the Chinese General who has conquered Kasligar, on...

The new Minister of Education in Prussia, Herr Putkammer, is

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strongly Conservative, not to Bay reactionary, and great in- terest has, therefore, been felt in his first utterances. He has been found, as against all clerical pretensions,...

Professor Tidy, of the London Hospital. has drawn attention in

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the Times of yesterday to a long-standing nuisance,—the arrangements, or want of arrangements, for the comfort of those - who attend, as witnesses or for any other purpose,...

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THE "TIMES" POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN. T HE Times reiterates its notion

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of the trae policy to be followed in Afghanistan, day after day, with a wearying persistency, which suggests either a fixed idea in the minds of its conductors, or a knowledge...


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THE SITUATION ON THE AFGHAN FRONTIER. T HE news from India is in one respect, and only one respect, fairly good. Lord Lytton is still whistling to keep up the national courage,...

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I Fa good man struggling with adversity is a noble and encouraging sight, what shall be said of the spectacle of a great man rising superior to adversity ? This is the char-...

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I T is very easy to exaggerate the uneasiness which just now prevails upon the Continent, more especially as it is of the vaguest and most fluctuating kind ; but that an...

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T HE letter of Mr. Mitchell Henry, in which he repudiates the part assigned to him by Mr. Parnell in the proposed Irish Convention, and "solemnly protests against the whole...

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TN spite of the evil associations which have gathered round .1 the word in France, there is plainly something in the notion of a plebiscite that takes a strong hold of...

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L ORD BURGHLEY'S speech at Exeter has been consi- derably ridiculed, and yet it contained much that was both valuable and significant. His lordship does not only represent the...

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n'ONSIDERING that he is heir of the Monarchy, and reust V' one day be among the inost conspicuous and, it may be, the most influential figures intheworld, very little has been...

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- p VERYBODY was interested and curious when, during the Philadelphia Exhibition, the Telephone was talked of as the very latest scientific novelty, and there was considerable...

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I T happens now and then that some life is extinguished of which one would gladly learn that a daily record had been kept. Perhaps it was passed among strange scenes or note-...

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MR. GLADSTONE ON PROFITABLE GARDENING. [TO TRH EDITOR OF TUE " SPECTATOR...1 SIR,—In your paper of the 30th ult. you notice a speech by Mr. Gladstone, at a flower-show in...

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ere TRH EDITOR OF TUE "SPECTATOR."3 a notice of my new edition of Ebenezer Jones ' s "Studies of Sensation and Event, " which appeared in your last issue, I find the following...


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A TRAGIC IDYLL OF MODERN LIFE.* " Po011 Hilda, and how very pathetic the whole story is !" most readers will be found saying to themselves, when they reach the closing scene of...


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ON THE HEIGHTS. O'BIZARCIIING depth of Imre transparency, Flooded. with summer warmth and noon-day light ;— I, standing on this crag-uplifted height, Gaze down the wooded...


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SIS,—In a recent letter by Miss Frances Power Cobbe in the Spedator, she well and properly animadverted on the " present inaction of the great and rich Society " (the...

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"HE that is tired of London is tired of life," says Dr. Johnson; and whether we agree with his assertion or not, the absorbing interest in all that relates directly or...

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MONSIEUR LOVE.* THIS is, of course, the old, old story,

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but it is a charming varia- tion on the inexhaustible theme of the eternal " he " and "she." Evidently the work of a young author, probably her first, in this novel there is...

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Ireland and the Holy See in the Middle Ages. By Wilkie Nevins. (Williams and Norgate.)—While protesting against the inference that he holds a brief for Rome, Mr. Nevins tells...

character, the divine impulse being different from that communicated, to

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the mind of the good man in converse with God. The preacher argues that the standpoint of the prophet, inasmuch as the vision: granted him is super-sensuous, is altogether...

The Institution of Marriage in the United Kingdom;. beim, Law,

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Facts, Sv,ggeetions, and remarkable Divorce Oases. By Philauthropns, (J.A„ LL.D.) (Effingham Wileon.)—This book contains a large amount of useful information on the subject...

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Novets. , ----A Woman of Mind. By Mrs. Adolphe Smith. 3-vols. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)---Silvia is the daughter of a country squire, one Admiral Clevedou, who is described as administering a some- what Draconian justice,—sending a man to prison, for...

Why are the Welsh, People Alienated /rota the Church A

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Sermon. By Henry T. Edwards, M.A., Dean of Bangor. Preached in St. David's (Welsh) Church, Liverpool, Sunday, May 25th, 1878. (Rivingtons and Co.)—This is a very masterly...

The Great Dionyeink Myth. By Robert Brown. Vols. I. and

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II. (Longinans and Co.)—We may indeed say, with the Stranger, in one of Plate's Dialogues, that the object of inquiry in these two learned volumes "is no trivial thing, but a...

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Paolo Gianini. By Pericles Tzikos. 3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)— We

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have in this novel pictures, drawn with no little vigour and spirit, of literary and social life in Italy. The hero is a man of letters, and the result of his experience is the...

Memoirs of Hans Moulrik. Written by Himself. Translated from the

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Eskimo by Dr. Henry Flint. Edited by Professor D. G. Stephens. (Trilbner).— Hans Hendrik is an Eskimo, born at Fiskernaos, one of the Danish settlements in South Greenland....