22 AUGUST 1885

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M. Rochefort ' s journal, the Intraneigeant, has been trying for some

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days to increase its sale by threatening England for the asserted execution of Olivier Pain, the Frenchman who at one time was with the Mandi, and who is supposed to have been...


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G ERMANY has, it is said, annexed the Caroline Islands (near the Philippines), without taking any notice of the claims of Spain, though Spain had been making preparations ever...

The correspondents in the various European capitals, in- cluding Constantinople,

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have been greatly exercised this week about Sir H: D. Wolff ' s Mission. Some of them have assumed that he is to ask Turkey for a defensive and offensive alliance against...

A great Conference was to be held yesterday in St.

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James ' s Hall, and a great Hyde Park demonstration wilt, processions will be held to-day, on behalf of the objects of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. Of these demonstrations we...

Mr. Wordsworth, the new Bishop, is a moderate Conservative, which

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may, perhaps, partly explain his appointment. He is a fine scholar, with an almost unique knowledge of Latin, and is believed to be engaged on an edition of the Vulgate which,...

The new Bishop of Salisbury is to be the Rev.

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John Words- worth, of Brasenose College, Oxford, the son of the late Bishop of Lincoln. The announcement of this preferment has been a great disappointment, not only to the...

e i ,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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Mr. Jesse Collings, whose long letter on the West Lavington

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case we publish in another column, says very inappropriately, in a letter to the Times of last Monday on the Housing of the Poor :—" Mr. Bryce, during the debate, appealed to...

Canon MacColl wrote a valuable letter, published in last Saturday's

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Times, on the supposed necessity of a sensational policy in order to secure a majority at the General Election. He pointed out that no such policy led to the considerable...

Mr. T. P. O'Connor certainly does not flatter himself that

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the Conservatives at heart are at all more disposed to favour the views of the Parnellite Party than the Liberals. He hopes more from their weakness, but he does not hope more...

Lord Carnarvon has been starring it in Galway with great

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temporary success. He is pleased with everybody, and every- body was at first pleased with him ; but now there is a change, and the Parnellites are issuing orders to require...

The Bishop of Rochester (Dr. Thorold) has published a vigorous

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letter to the Rochester Diocesan Conference on the subject of Disestablishment, a portion of which also ap- peared in last Saturday's Times. In that letter he insists that...

We have read with surprise, and we may even say

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with dismay, the letter in which one of the most devoted and self-sacrificing of the assailants of impurity, Mrs. Josephine Butler, confesses that she and her friends have...

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It seems that Sir Louis Mallet has declined the place

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offered him on the Commission of Inquiry into the Depression of Trade, and that Mr. Sclater Booth has joined it. This is a change which, so far as it goes, will certainly not...

Lord Iddesleigh was received with great enthusiasm in Devonshire yesterday

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week, when he went home on the con- clusion of the Session, and was welcomed to his new title and to his well-earned leisure by a host of neighbours and friends. His account of...

It is obvious that the same casuistic problem which has

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oppressed Mr. Kennedy, and led him into giving such had advice, has also oppressed Mr. Tuckwell, the rector of Stockton, and the editor, whoever he may be, of the English...

Sir Charles Dilke's constituency have determined to accept as absolutely

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true his assurance that the charge brought against him is untrue, and to stand by him at the General Election. This is, we think, honourable to the electors of Chelsea ; and it...

Mr. Osborne Morgan, speaking at Ruabon yesterday week, dwelt on

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the growing tendency to bring Disestablishment to the front, though no doubt with more immediate reference to the Welsh than to the English Church. The true cause of Welsh...

The Kyrle Society, " for bringing beauty home to the

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people," are very anxious to receive books and suitable magazines and light literature generally, at their offices, 14 Nottingham Place, for distribution to the various...

The Rev. H. M. Kennedy, vicar of Plumpton, near Carlisle,

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has recently issued an address to the Cumberland electors, in which he solemnly warns them not to be befooled,—never in politics to trust a Tory,—and if they have any cause to...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 9914 to 100:11.

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A CERTAIN Government-House in India used to be known at one time as " The Land of Promise," because its amiable and accomplished occupant was a man who could not bear to say "...


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MR. CLIFFORD LLOYD ON IRELAND. M R. CLIFFORD LLOYD'S paper in yesterday's Times is one of the most remarkable contributions to the most difficult problem of the day which we...

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W E do not believe that there is any disposition on the part of those who are most trusted by the Radical Party to raise the question of Disestablishment as one of the practical...

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M R. KENNEDY is certainly not the kind of instructor who does credit to the Christian faith. But when his Bishop scourges him so severely for the lies he had advised his...

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T HE question of Free Schools is thrashing itself out in the correspondence in our columns and in those of the Times, and the more it is thrashed out, the more clearly do...

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I TALIAN papers report extensive strikes, accompanied in some instances by serious disturbances among the agri- cultural labourers of several districts in North Italy ; and...

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W E have given credit,—not, we think, more than was deserved,—to Sir Michael Hicks-Beach for finding time to pass the Australasian Federation Act through the House of Commons in...


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T HE case of " Hillman v. Crosskey," which has just been tried at Lewes, brings out the defects of the existing Lunacy Law in a way which is all the more striking because of the...

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I N. writing last week of Lord Houghton, we remarked that he had in some sense discovered the social value of Antipathy, and had turned it to good account in his breakfast...

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rr IERE is more than one sport in which the defence seems to be getting permanently the better of the attack. It is so, for instance, in cricket. Given a good ground, which no...

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P EOPLE with a turn for invention and research who want to turn an honest penny could not do better than give their minds to the discovery of a specific against sea-sickness....

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SIR, — I have read with much interest the article in the Spectator on the Dauntsey Charity, and I should be obliged if you will allow me space for a few words in reply. The...


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ENDOWED SCHOOLS AND THE POOR [To THE EDITOR OP THE " SP/IOTA/OR:1 SlIt, — T have read your article on the Dauntsey Charity with great regret. I had hoped that the influence of...

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rTo THE EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR."1 SLR,—In your comments on Mr. Chamberlain's speeches at Hull, you say that his ideal—that every honest and industrious man should have...


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I To MR EDITOR OP TEE " SPECTATOR."' Sra,—As a sportsman and deer-stalker of thirty years' standing, I have read your article of August 15th on " Deer-Forests " with interest,...

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UP thro' long sweeping mists of nascent morn, By trail of quaint hay-sledge, with patient tread We clomb the veiled heights, while overhead, Thro' gap of vapours by the young...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP Tai SPIICTATOR."1 Sra,—In your review of Mr. Ashe's memoir of S. T. Coleridge, you say with reference to Coleridge's obligations to Southey that "we are not...


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WHITHER through wastes unscanned by mortal eye Bear'st thou me, Bacchus ; through what paths nntrod Evoe ! spare me ! spare thy votary Filled with the fierce, swift spirit of...


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THE RADICAL PARTY IN PARLIAMENT.* IT was the part of the Whig Party in our history to win and maintain the inviolability of each man's civil rights. The great provisions of the...


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THE FUNERAL OF ULYSSES GRANT. AUGUST 8Ta, 1885. THE city sleeps, the mighty pageant's done ; The radiant stars look out upon his grave Who marched and conquered, toiled and...

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QUEENSLAND.• Tilts is as amusing a book on Colonial life

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as we have read for a long time, and the odd thing about it is that it is amusing when the writer tries to be amusing, whereas travellers' tales, as a rule, whatever they may be...

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SINCE imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and since Dr. Crichton Browne has found a Danish imitator, it is in every way fitting that he should write a grateful and...

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SKETCHES IN SPAIN.* Mn. Lomas is a traveller of the

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hard-headed order. On finding that things are not what he has expected them to be, he does not experience the acute personal disappointment that leads to hasty generalisation...

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To say that the character of Beatrice Clare re - deems this novel from inferiority, would seem to be damning with faint praise ; and though this is literally the case, we are...

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be loved," said Burke, " is not given to man." Most people would be of opinion that to write four volumes, containing over 1,450 pages, with eighteen appendices, on such a...

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Three Months in the Soudan. By Ernestine Sartorial!. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Here is another book about that unlucky Egyptian campaign in the Soudan. The author heard much...

RECORDS OF ARGYLL.* Tats is a magnificent volume of its

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kind, which kind we may describe as the delightfully amorphous. Now that the accom- plished and versatile J. F. (we should, perhaps, rather say Ian) Campbell of Islay is no...

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About going to Late. By Arthur John Williams. (Cassell and

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Co.) —Mr. William's advice may be generally summed-up in the little word"' don't." But as, in spite of the beet intentions, the "'honest citizen," for whom this book is...

Mr. Samuel Mossman, who edited the North China Herald, while

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the late General Gordon was engaged in suppressing the Taiping rebel- lion, has published General Gordon's Private Diary of His Exploits in China (Sampson Low and...

We have to acknowledge the receipt of Knowledge and Reality,

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by Bernard Bosanquet, M.A. (Kagan Pan], Trench, and Co.)—This is described as "a criticism of Mr. F. H. Bradley's Principles of Logic,' " a work noticed in these columns some...

There is much that is politically interesting in The Public

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Letters of the Right Hon. John Bright, M.P., collected and edited by Mr. H. J. Leech (S. Low and Co.) ; and no student of progress in our time and country should overlook even...

For Liberty. By Ariberon Herbert. (Williams and Norgate.)— Though Mr.

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Herbert has not, we think, assumed the name, it would not be unfair to call him an " anarchist." He advocates, among other things, the " abolition and reduction " [what does...

Depositio Cornuti Typographici. Edited by William Blades. (Trfibner and Co.)—Mr.

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Blades makes here a curious and valuable addition to the literature of printing. The -" Depositio " was a sort of matrieulation.of prhitess. A yaw man wag apprentioed for...

Biographical Essays. By F. Max Mfiller. (Longmans.)—This might be described

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as a volume of funeral sermons, having for their subjects such different men as Rtjah Rammohun Boy, Keshub Chunder See, Colebrooke, Mohl, Bunsen, and Kingsley. As the balk of...

A Bustling Life in the Civil Service. By Thomas Baker.

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(Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Mr. Baker is one of the persons who find some of the best happiness of life in being in a minority. He is a vegetarian of the most pronounced type....

Tenants of an Old Farm. By Henry C. M'Cook, D.D.

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(Ford, Howard, and Hulbert, New York.)—The "old farm " is a quaint rustic dwelling ; the tenants are, first, the stranger from the city who has been peremptorily ordered to...

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Child-Life in Chinese Homes. By Mrs. Bryson. (Reli g ions Tract Society.)—Mrs.

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Bryson is attached to the London Mission at Wuchan g , in China, and writes from the personal experience of some years' duration. She has made a vary pleasant book ; tellin g us...