22 OCTOBER 1892

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As we expected, the Parties in Berlin are so arranging

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themselves that the idea of effective resistance to the new Military Bills is almost abandoned. According to the Berlin correspondent of the Times, the relics of the old...

The French Government was nearly overthrown on Tuesday. The Deputies

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met in a state of irritation on account of the scene at Carmaux, which ought, according to the Radicals, to have been ended by a sequestration of the mines ; and, ac- cording to...

Mr. Morley cannot quite get rid of his literary instinct.

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He is restless, when attacked on paper, until he has replied ; and when he replies, he stings if he can. In the Times of October 17th, for instance, he answers Colonel...

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

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G REAT alarm is felt in France as to the position of the French expeditionary force in Dahomey. There is no posi- tive evidence to justify it, and it may be utterly unfounded,...

The Trafalgar Square question is out of the way for

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the present. A deputation from the "Metropolitan Radical Federation" waited on the Home Secretary on Wednesday, and expounded their view, which was, that the people had a right...


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With the " SPECTATOR" of Saturday, November 5th, will be issued gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

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Sir M. E. Grant Duff published on Tuesday a long

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written address to his old constituents of Elgin, which is in his old form, very incisive in words, a little superior in tone, and full of masculine sense. He does not mince...

The executive of the Irish Landlords' Convention decided on Wednesday

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that, though there is no representative of the landlords on the Commission, and though "the terms of the reference are to be regarded with suspicion, as it seems doubt- ful...

On Wednesday, Mr. Sexton, speaking at the County of Cork

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Convention, held to raise funds for the evicted tenants, declared that they (the Nationalists) declined to ask for the particulars of the Home-rule Bill, because "they...

The County Council, on Tuesday, decided by a large majority

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—no vote was taken on the main motion, but amendments were negatived by majorities of 53 and 37—that they would not in future put out their work to contract, but would do it...

In his speech at Templemore, addressed to the "county convention"

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of Tipperary, on Monday, Mr. John Dillon " formulated " the demands of the Irish people, as regards the evicted tenants. "We expect," he said, "that the tenants who can show to...

On Tuesday, a telegram was received by the P. and

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0. Com- pany, from their agent in Hong-Kong, giving particulars as to the loss of the steamer Bokhara.' The vessel left Shanghai for Hong-Kong on the 8th inst., and on the 10th...

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Miss Cobbe, in a, letter to the Times of October

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15th, frankly admits that Dr. Shore's experiments were stated to be made under the influence of anwsthetics, and that the statement was omitted in her book by those whom she had...

The statistics connected with British agriculture show that the landlords

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are by no means the helpless, "played out" class they are often represented, and that they are meeting the fall in the price of wheat as business men ought to meet it,'.-.by...

The Government, as we supposed, has not decided to give

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up Uganda. A great deputation from the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society waited, on Thursday, on Lord Rosebery, and laid the whole case before him from their point of...

The Times of Tuesday gives some very interesting and important

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figures as to the gold production of the world. The yield is yearly increasing, and that of 1891 was the largest ever recorded. In round numbers, the production for the last...

The inquest on the body of Dr. Kirwan, who was

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found strangled on Wednesday, October 12th, in a court out of White. crossStreet, in the Borough, ended on Wednesday in a verdict of wilful murder by strangling against the...

I Malta correspondent of the Times relates a story showing

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once more the inexplicable credulity of mankind in matters of finance. A charwoman in the island offered to receive deposits and pay is. a week per pound as interest, or 260 per...

A correspondent of the Athenwum repeats the old and rather

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absurd story that in the allusion to his "Pilot" in Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar," the poet referred either to his deceased son, Lionel, or to his deceased friend, Arthur...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (2i) were on Friday 96.

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MR. MORLEY IN IRELAND. M R. MORLEY has explained the police circular, which we quoted last week from Colonel Saunderson's letter to the Times, exactly as we expected he would....

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of the French Government in the Carmaux affair, which seems so strange to Englishmen, and especially to English publicists, is probably more natural than it looks. It was...

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I T is evident that the Presidential campaign in America is going to be a very bitter one. In spite of the fact that Mr. Cleveland has chivalrously declared that he will not...

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M R. ASQ1TITH has scored. That expression is, we suppose, still slang, but it could be defended by analogy, it is much wanted in the language, and, it exactly expresses the...

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NDER the heading "A Nebulous Hypothesis," the current number of the Edinburgh Review publishes an article which is worth the attention of all who are in- terested in the great...

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THE DISTASTE FOR DISCIPLINE. T HE petulant resentment against authority, shown

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by some of the troopers of the 1st Life Guards at Windsor, has been made the subject of much ill-timed comment by one or two newspapers, which are supposed to be in touch with...

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THE SILVER QUESTION. T HE timely appearance of Mr. T. Lloyd's

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pamphlet on "The Silver Crisis," composed of papers reprinted from the Statist, will help to throw some much-needed light on a very thorny and, for the moment, very important...

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THE POWER OF DEMOCRATIC SENTIMENT. F OR the moment, sentiment is

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the greatest force in the world of internal politics, that which counts for most with the popular mind. The cold reason which weighs and deliberates, which recognises the...

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LE CA.RON'S CREDIBILITY. T HE first thought to strike the thousands

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of men and women who have this week been reading Major Le Caron's book, must have been,—The writer must be one of the bravest men alive, for he has dared to call upon his head...

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T T is reported of the late M. Renan, that when anything was said to him with which he profoundly disagreed, he in- variably began his contradiction with the phrase, " Vous avez...

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C OMMENTING on a pretty and purring little book in praise of domestic comfort of a luxurious order, by Mr. H. Ellwanger, called "The Story of my House," a writer in the Daily...

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MONTENEGRO REVISITED. October 8th. I HAVE just returned from Montenegro. I had long cherished a vague wish to see again a country where in former days I had found myself in the...

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A CORRECTION. [To TIM EDITOR Or THE " SPDOTA208.1 Sra, — While, by the wish of the family, and the approval of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, the outside arrange- ments...


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IT is often said that the Irish people are losing their characteristic wit and pleasant manners. This is supposed to be due either to the terrors of the late agitation, or to...

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PRAYER. I PRAY so ill I am ashamed to pray ; And marvel oft can He who reigns on high Give heed to my poor inarticulate cry, Who, stammering, would my childish wants convey„...


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MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL, GLASGOW. WHEN, at the close of the London season, the popular successes of the London playhouses are let loose upon provincial boards, there is a like...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."' SIR,—As an old opium-eater, I have read with considerable interest "M.D.'s " letter in the Spectator of October 15th. The effects of opium...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR...1 SIR,—Be your note to the letter on the name" Guinevere" in the Spectator of October 15th—" Neither has Jezebel ever been adopted, though...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.'1 Srn,—It is a mistake to say, as you say in your article of October 8th, on "The Black Pope," that the Jesuits have never been suspected of...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR." 1 SIR,—When sailing in the Mediterranean in the spring of 1854, one very stormy night, we were surprised to observe the rigging of the ship...

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ANGELICA KAUFFMANN.* WHY to the flood of memoirs which:rises round the modern reader add a life of Angelica Kauffmann ?,/,' Do we not know enough of her through Mrs. Ritchie's...

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SIR GEORGE GREY'S BIOGRAPHY.* To write the life of a

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man still living is always a work of drfficulty, and it becomes all the more difficult when the subject of the biography has throughout a long period filled a public station,...

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IN arrangement, this book is a species of funeral procession. First comes on as chief mourner M. Andre Theuriet. From him we have a relation of the acts and works of the dead, a...

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OLD CHELSEA.* CHELSEA, which was once a rural village famous

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for its sweet air, now forms a portion of the great "Wen," the growth of which Cobbett long ago deplored. Yet, like Kensington and Hampstead, two of the most famous of London...

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THE CITY COMPANIES.* PROBABLY Mr. Hazlitt might have made a

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more attractive book by confining himself to the history of a few of the more famous of the City Companies. As it is, be has had to say the same thing, or nearly the same thing,...

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SIX MONTHS IN THE APENNINES.* Tins book is unexpectedly delightful

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reading. It is marked by sober accuracy, it is redolent of Italy, it presents the results of learned study with tact and taste, and yet it is about Irish saints and sages of...

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The Cabinet Portrait - Gallery. Reproduced from photographs by W. and D.

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Downey. Third Series. (Cassell and Co.)—This third series is as well executed and as interesting as its prede- cessors. There are thirty-six portraits, each accompanied by a few...

The Cross - Roads. By Charlotte M. Yonge. (National Society.) —This is

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a story intended—so the title-page informs us—for "young women and elder girls." Substantially, it is the story of a young woman who promises to marry a groom, but breaks off...


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GIFT-BOOKS. Four volumes belonging to "The Children's Favourite Series" (Edward Arnold), are Deeds of Gold, a selection of forty-odd true stories of valiant deeds, some in...

Far from To - Day. By Gertrude Hall. (Roberts Brothers, Boston, U.S.)—This

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volume contains six stories drawn from the stores of classical, Northern, and media:Iva]. legend. There is much pretty writing among them, indeed, one might say, too much ; we...

Humorous Readings from Charles Dickens. Edited by Charles B. Neville.

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(Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.)—Here we have two series of extracts, made for the purpose of reading, from the earlier works of Charles Dickens. (For obvious reasons, the choice is...

The World of Romance. (Cassell and Co.)—We have here, in

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a handsome volume, well printed, and excellently illustrated, be- tween fifty and sixty short stories of the romantic kind, gathered from many sources, and belonging to many...

The Boy's Own Book of Health and Strength. By Gordon

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Stables, M.D. (Jerrold and Sons.)—Dr. Gordon Stables gives much quite admirable advice to his boy-readers. He begins with some ele- mentary facts in physiology, giving a special...

The Doctor's Dozen. By Evelyn Everett-Green. (Oliphant, Anderson, and Ferrier.)—Dr.

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Inglehurst, a prosperous practi- tioner in a Midland town, is mortally injured in a railway accident, and leaves his twelve children insufficiently provided for. The family,...

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The Classic Birthday - Book. By F. W. Aveling, MA. (Regan Paul,

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Trench, and Co.)—Mr. Aveling gives under each day the name of some more or less distinguished person whose birthday it happens to be ; and he has a wide range of worthies,—Isaac...

Counsel to Ladies and Easy - Going Men on their Business Invest-

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ments. (Leadenhall Press.)—" What to buy, sell, and avoid," might be given as the subject of this little book. General advice, inculcating prudence and business habits, and...

Leona. By Mrs. Molesworth. (Cassell and Co.)---This is one of

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the books which we find it difficult to class. Published at any other time of the year, it might very well pass for a novel ; pub- lished now, its slightly didactic tone...

The Feather. By Ford H. Madox Hueffer. (T. Fisher Unwin.)

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—We cannot profess to have found much pleasure in reading this volume of the "Children's Library." In a way, but with a very serious difference, it reminds us of "The Rose and...

Shooting and Salmon Fishing. By A. Grimble. (Chapman and

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Hall.)—Mr. Grimble tersely describes his book by the title of "Hints and Recollections," and there could not be a better account of it. The combination makes it at once...

Memorial of the Late Reverend Henry Allon, D.D. (Hodder and

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Stoughton.)—In a note which serves as a preface to this little volume, the reader is informed that it "aims simply at being as exact a record as possible of the services...

Our Trip North. By R. Menzies. (Digby and Long.)—The "North"

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which Mr. Menzies and his friends visited was Orkney. We cannot say that we get in his paper any very vivid description of the place and its people. Nor did the travellers have...

Truth About the Salvation Army. (Simpkin and Marshall.)— This pamphlet

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contains three papers, by Mr. Arnold White, Mr. Francis Peek, and Archdeacon Farrar. We are glad to have the opinions of competent judges on the subject ; to hear, for in-...

The Squire's Nieces. By E. M. and A. Huntingdon.) Sampson

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Low, Marston, and Co.)—A cricket-match, in describing which the authors wisely avoid details, a water-party, a village festival, and other such matters, are described in this...

Man's Great Charter. By F. E. Coggin, M.A. (Nisbet.)—This "Exposition

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of the First Chapter of Genesis" is an able book. Mr. Coggin is not satisfied with the popular conceptions of the meaning of the Mosaic Cosmogony, while he objects to the con-...

Dinners in Miniature. By Ethel Earl. (Chapman and Hall.)— "

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The needs of small households of dainty ways" are the needs which Miss Earl sets herself to consider. She gives many excellent suggestions, for which we must refer the reader to...