22 OCTOBER 1898

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The German Emperor arrived in Constantinople on Tuesday, and was

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received by the Sultan in person with the utmost pomp of ceremonial, Abd-ul-Hamid even kissing the hand of the Empress, a far deviation from Mahommedan customs. The troops were...

The discovery of an Anarchist plot at Alexandria to murder

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the German Emperor is a serious event in many ways. There seems to be no doubt about the facts, Harington Bey having arrested nine plotters, all Italians, including men with...

The Sultan has surrendered Crete to the Cretans. On Thursday

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he accepted the proposals of the four Powers unconditionally, and on that day the first detachments of his troops quitted the island. The remainder will follow within a...


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111HE rumours of a military plot in Paris which we mentioned last week have, as we expected, died away. The probability is that a coup d'elat was suggested, but that the...

There is no evidence this week of any progress in

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the Fashoda affair. The British Government still insists that its - rights are too clear to be discussed, and the French Govern- ment still insists upon discussion. The latter...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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

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The vacancy created by the transference of Mr. Brodrick to

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the Under - Secretaryship for Foreign Affairs has been filled by the appointment of Mr. George Wyndham, Member for Dover since 1889. The new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...

As we have maintained all through, the Emperor of China

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is still alive. The Embassies, especially the English, have expressed anxiety on his account, and the doctor of the French Legation has been permitted to see him, and even, it...

We thought that the high-water mark of virulence had already

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been reached in the Dreyfus controversy. But all previous atrocities have been eclipsed by M. Rochefort in his suggestions for the punishment of even constructive Drey- fusards....

Turning to West Africa, the Duke of Devonshire spoke of

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the difficulties interposed in the way of legitimate commercial expan- sion "by the advances of a Power which does not believe, and does not profess to believe, in our...

Sir Michael Hicks-Beach made three speeches at North Shields on

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Wednesday, which taken together are of much interest. The public has fastened upon a blunt expression, "England has put her foot down," in the Fashoda affair ; but his statement...

The Duke of Devonshire, addressing a large Unionist meet_ ing

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at St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, on Tuesday, delivered a speech characterised by his habitual sagacity and moderation Reviewing his previous visits to Glasgow during what he...

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To those who can remember the Oxford of fifty years

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ago the unveiling of a statue to Dr. Martineau, which took place at Manchester New College on Tuesday, must seem a remarkable sign of the times. Such an honour to such a teacher...

There is evidently a serious hitch in the Spanish-American negotiations.

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It arises in this way. The Spanish statesmen are well aware that they must lose their colonies, and are not unconscious of relief in losing them; but they are desperately afraid...

The second grave accident occurred at Wrawby Junction, on the

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Great Central Railway. An express from Clee- thorpes was passing the junction at 5.25 p.m. on Monday when three trucks overloaded with timber, which were being shunted, toppled...

The death from bubonic plague of an assistant in the

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Pathological Institute attached to the Central Hospital of Vienna furnishes an unpleasant commentary upon Sir J. Crichton Browne's recent utterance on the responsibilities of...

The week has been full of tragedies. At 7 p.m.

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on Friday, the 14th inst., the ‘Mohegan,' a splendid steamer of 7,000 tons, belonging to the Atlantic Transport Company, was approach- ing the Lizard en route from London for...

Sir William Harcourt in an immensely long letter pub- lished

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in the Times of Friday makes his position a little Clearer. After a long but unimportant criticism of the Primate's recent charge, he asserts that Dr. Temple acts Illegally in...

Society has been interested this week in another great jewel

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robbery. The Dowager - Duchess of Sutherland re- cently made some large purchases of jewels, chiefly pearls and diamonds, in Paris. The gems, worth, it is said, 220,000, were on...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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New Consols (2,1) were on Friday, 10S1.

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BERLIN AND CONSTANTINOPLE. T HE most important political news of the week is the reception of the German Emperor at Constantinople. After all the explanations that have been...

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M R. COURTNEY deserves all the credit which belongs to the man who sacrifices himself in order to fill a. • vacant place. The office of universal critic can never be a -pleasant...


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T HE vague uneasiness which has infected all Germany as to the personal safety of the Emperor during his tour in Palestine is, we think, well justified, and we trust his Majesty...

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S LR MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH has earned a repu- tation as a kind of stormy petrel of the present Administration. On three several occasions he has thought it right to make a...

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THE EMPEROR OF CHINA. T HE account in the Times of

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the recent reform edicts of the Emperor of China forms an interestin g though melancholy document, explaining at one and the same time the singular position of the Emperor, and...

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W HEN Mr. Bryce speaks on any question most people do well to listen. When he speaks on educational questions it is a public loss if his observations fail to secure general...

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THE WRECK OF THE MOHEGAN.' T HE wreck of the great

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liner, the Mohegan,' the most impressive tragedy of the year, is, we can hardly doubt, one more proof of the old truth, upon which we have so often insisted, that human skill...

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T HE extraordinary story of adventure in the less-known interior of Australia concocted by the person who called himself De Rougemont has now been completely exploded by the...

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T HE interesting monograph on the badger published by Mr. Alfred Pease,* while doing justice to the courage of the badger, leaves a strong impression of the astonishing pluck of...

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NATIONAL SUCCESS AND CHRISTIANITY. [TO TIM EDITOR OF THF " SPECTATOR:] SIR,—Your courteous correspondent, "Inquirer," in the Spectator of October 8th, puts some questions to...

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The book, however, is intensely interesting, considered merely from a

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popular point of view, as a tale of travel. The careless reader who finds too many scientific statistics in the earlier ch Apter,', and puts the volume aside as "dull," makes a...

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to be Lord Chancellors, are not even making enough to

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pay the rent of their chambers, the office of Clerk of the Appeal to the Queen in Council, and from that he passed eventually to the Registrarship. He was no doubt a very good...

He married twice, and saw a great deal of society

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in and out of his own house. He shot, he hunted, he yachted a little, and during the latter part of his life he had a beautiful home overlooking the Christchurch estuary in...

Edinburgh Review, for which he wrote one or more articles.

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He was a physician with much merit and promise; but it is no disparagement to his memory to say that it was fortunate for his eminent son that he died early. Had this not been...

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Victoires," as she was called) was an advance in propriety

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on the beautiful Madame Tallien (" Notre Dame de Bone Secours "). In spite of high feeding and living in the open air, the "Nymphes" and the "Merveilleuses" began to shiver in...

FRENCH FASHIONS.* "Qua lea bommes et loin femelles sent de

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plaisans animaux " is one's first impression on looking through the quaint pictures of this curious and interesting book. Fashion certainly does her best, and meets with...

The horror of the ierrear became a fertile field for

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jokes. At the bah des victimea no one was admitted who had not lost a relation by the guillotine. The fair danseuses

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The charming hostess was mistress of the art. There is

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a delightful description of her dancing in Corinne. It was she who originated the shawl-dancing with which many other beauties, notably Lady Hamilton, used to enchant all be-...

we are still suffering, and nothing could be more frightful

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than the huge hump of 1888. In one respect, head-coverings, the fashions of the present day—the picturesque hat and small bonnet—are really pretty and becoming, and one can...

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• (1.) Prisoners of Hope. By Constanoe Smith. London: A.

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D. Innee and Co. —(2.) Her Memory. By Maarten Maartens. London : Macmillan and On. —. (3.) The Battle of the Strong. By Gilbert Parker. London : Methuen and Co. —(4 ) roe lied...

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list. He speaks several times of the parasitic virtues, which

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are these: "Sterile self-sacrifice, arbitrary chastity, blind submission, penitence, fanatic renouncement [is there any difference except in pronouncement between that and...

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(Blackwood? 2/6 Maclure (J. G.), Possibilities, cr 8vo (Marshall Brothers)

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2/4 Lubovins (L.), Progressive German Composition, 12nio MacMnychy (A. K.). The Epistle of St. Paul to Philemon, 8vo (Oliphant) 3/ 6 (Lawrence & Sullen) 2110 Meade (G. T.),...

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free hand . national greatness has declined," writes Mr. Henson.

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If " greatness " be taken, not in a spiritual and super- natural, but in a worldly and material sense, this may be true. Speaking broadly, it is no doubt the wealthy and...

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The scheme, however, for an under-Channel tunnel put forward by

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Mr. James Barton, and lately ably advocated by you, rests on totally different grounds. If, as there are abundant reasons to believe, the rock between the proposed termini,...

am, Sir, &c., B.

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THE TUNNEL BET VirEEN ENGLAND AND IRELAND. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] Sin,—As having for some thirteen years occupied the position of Chairman of the Irish Board of...

["Two bluejackets, named Friday and Painter, were capsized from a

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boat at Weymouth. After a straggle to get into the waterlogged boat. Friday beat his comrade off, and Painter swam ashore. Friday got into the boat and was drowned."—Daily...

footing.—I am, Sir, &c., R. H. SANKEY, October 1Sth. Lieut.-Gen.

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(Retired), R.E. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Mr. Baines's theory of a ship canal is no novelty bred at Bournemouth. You will see it proposed in a volume called...

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My rocky cell is rude and bare, Yet when at

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eve the hour of prayer Draws round, it somehow grows to me Like that dear Home of Bethany, Where Christ of old would sit at meat With Mary listening at His Feet. And banish...

Be mine his music. "Great and small In wisdom bast

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Thou made them all." Indeed I breathe a blessed air Within this island grown so dear ; Each rushing stream, each flower and tree Attunes my heart to psalmody. For iron, lo !...

o_ of thoorirdo, ;iv yip iirp Ikon of Antipater would

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have been the comment of the man in the street had Friday, not Painter, been the survivor, and had he published his version of the event. The brother who cut the rope in a...