25 JUNE 1892

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Mr. H. M. Stanley, the explorer, who is a candidate

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for North Lambeth, has issued perhaps the most remarkable of the new addresses. He states that, though of British birth and parentage, he has spent most of his life in...

Mr. Gladstone on Saturday met a gathering of represen-

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tative Nonconformists at Clapham, and made a speech which was full of Ulster. His argument was that the Ulstermen were mistaken though sincere, and had no evidence on which to...

The Ulster Convention proved a complete success. The meeting on

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Friday, in the great hall put up for the occasion in Belfast, near the Botanic Gardena, was attended by twenty thousand persons, of whom more than ten thousand were elected...

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

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A good many other election addresses have now been pub-

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lished, none of them very impressive. Mr. Morley's strikes us as anything but confident. It harps, as usual, on the odious policy of perpetual Coercion towards Ireland, and...


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M R. GLADSTONE'S address to the electors of Midlothian appeared yesterday. It is not, in our opinion, even from his point of view, a successful letter. It is too long and too...


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With the " SPECTATOR" of Saturday, July 9th, will be issued, gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

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Prince Bismarck has been splendidly received in Vienna, which he

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visited on the 19th inst. in order to be present at his son's marriage to a daughter of Count Hoyos; and in Dresden, through which he passed on his journey. In the former place,...

Ravachol the Anarchist, for whose murders as Anarchist the terrified

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Parisian jury found "extenuating circumstances," was on Wednesday found guilty of a private murder at Mont- brison, the victim being a "hermit," and the motive the theft of his...

The King and Queen of Italy have been visiting Berlin,

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to the great pleasure of the German people, and the great dis- pleasure of the French. It is believed that the King desires to come to an understanding with the German Court as...

The Duke of Devonshire made a very impressive speech at

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Bath on Wednesday, on one particular portion of which, the grave responsibility of either leaving the new Ireland without force to give effect to its legislation in the face of...

The Democratic Convention in Chicago ended on Thursday in the

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nomination at the first ballot of Mr. Cleveland for the Presidency by the two-thirds vote. Mr. Cleveland received 616 votes; ex-Governor Hill, of New York, 112; Mr. Boies, of...

A very large and most enthusiastic meeting was held on.

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Wednesday in St. James's Hall, London, to receive and welcome delegates from Ulster. The Marquis of London- derry, Dr. Kane, and the Duke of Argyll were the prin- cipal...

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Mr. Smith Barry's neighbours in Chester have warmly acknowledged his

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courage and firmness in fighting for his rights in Tipperary when, it will be remembered, he was, though acknowledged to be the best landlord in Ireland, threatened with ruin...

Mr. Morley addressed his constituents at Newcastle on Saturday ;

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but the reporters did not quite accurately report the passage about the relation of the Imperial to the Irish Parlia- ment ; and he has explained his drift in a short letter...

Sir William Harcourt's energetic effort to show that the Government

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wish to prevent working men from recording their votes for the boroughs by taking the Dissolution on a day whioh will render it nearly impossible to fix Saturday for the day of...

Mr. Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, who had represented Swansea in the

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House of Commons for thirty-seven years without a break, and who would, we believe, but for Mr. C. P. Villiers and Sir Rainsld Knightley, have been the father of the House of...

A great number of speeches have been made during the

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last week by many of the foremost statesmen, in view of the approaching General Election, to the results of which every- body sees that the highest importance will attach....

• Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (21) were

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on Friday 96i.

Lord Rosebery degenerates. In his speech at Edinburgh on Monday,

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he excused his new violence by the indignation with which Lord Salisbury's incitements to Ulster had inspired him. But how is it that Mr. O'Brien's much more practical...

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THE IRISH CONVENTION AND MR. GLADSTONE. T HE Ulstermen have succeeded in their first object. They have aroused the attention of the whole world to the fact that Ireland contains...

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THE 17LSTERMAN IN AMERICA. N OW that the eyes of the

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whole country are turned towards Ulster, the moment is opportune for a brief glance at the notable share her sons took in the founding of America. To any one who is in touch...

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P ERHAPS the most useful, as it is also the tersest, bit of political commentary which the discussions of Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy have provoked, is Mr. Morley's nine-line...


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T HE Duke of Devonshire, in his powerful speech at Bath on Wednesday, made one point which it is of the greatest importance for the electorate all over the King- dom to...

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P HILANTHROPIC enthusiasts are of two sorts. At starting, both sorts are alike. Both proclaim the pre-eminent importance of the cause they have in hand, and the absolute...

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THE GUESSES ABOUT THE ELECTIONS. T HE politicians, and especially those

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politicians who delight in repeating " private information," are amusing themselves greatly with speculating on the result of , the elections, the total result being a...

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A FIGURE has vanished this week from the House of Commons which has long been one of the most charac- teristic among those of the old Radicals,—Mr. Dillwyn, the Member for...

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I F London did not happen to be the one thing which does not interest Londoners, an item of news in Wednesday's papers would have filled the inhabitants of the capital with...

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T HE semi-regal receptions which Prince Bismarck has enjoyed in Dresden and Vienna, on his way to be present at his son's marriage, are picturesque events, and will doubtless be...

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RELIGIOUS MAKE-BELIEVES. T HE Times' correspondent at Paris reported in Monday's

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Times that it is proposed by the Municipality of St. Denis to introduce a kind of civil baptism, such as was used some years ago in St. Denis when M. Rochefort, who acted as...

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T HE regret expressed everywhere at the news that the Althorp Library is to be sold next year, is by no means altogether conventional, or due to the liking which for three or...

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W E should be the last to dispute the force of the old Wykhamist adage, Manners makyth man ; " but while we admit its truth, we should like to know how man, for his part, may be...

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" S T. BARNABAS, mow the grass," is an old country saying; but although St. Barnabas's Day falls when the meadows are generally ripe for mowing, there is no crop so " tickle,"...

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—Between Ulster and the Southern and Western Provinces of Ireland there is about the same difference as between. Pied- mont and the former Kingdom of Naples,—i.e., as between...


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THE NONCONFORMIST COUNCIL AND THE ELECTORS. [To TES EDITOR OF TER " SPXCTATOR."] Six,—Misled probably by newspaper reports, the Spectator has fallen into two or three errors in...

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!TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sus,—You ask in the Spectator of June 11th, referring to the official opinion in Germany that the famine in Russia has not been due to an...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Will you allow me to plead in your paper for two objects worthy of support in this large East-End parish ? First, the " Working Lads'...


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IN THE SALONS. IT is an old story that the rationale of dress is to increase self-consciousness. That it covers our nakedness is an acci- dent, whether historically first or...

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A NATURALIST IN THE TRANSVAAL.* Tars book will be excellent material for the " Summary of the Influence of Man on Nature in the Nineteenth Century," when the time comes for that...

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EVERY new book from the pen of Mr. George Gissing seems to us at once more attractive and more repellent than its predecessors,—more attractive in virtue of a growing wealth of...

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MANY travellers have approached Tibet from India; com- paratively few from the interior of China. Mr. Pratt is one of these few. In 1887 he started from England with the object...

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Mn. DAVIS is one of a considerable group of Americans, of whom Miss M. E. Wilkins is the most accomplished artist, who throw off short stories so full of life and significance,...


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Tars volume of essays has more of a personal than a his- torical interest. The essays themselves are slight, and except in the case of that about Perez, they make little fresh...

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF GLASGOW.* LAST year's census demonstrated Glasgow to

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be without any rival for the position of second city in the United King- dom. Its population in April was ascertained to be 565,714. During the year an Act was passed, which...

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A Cardinal Sin. By Hugh Conway. (Eden, Remington, and Co.)—The

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natural expectation one has of finding something sen- sational in - a work by Hugh Conway is justified by the contents of A Cardinal Sin, a book that is probably known already...


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There is No Death. By Florence Marryat. (Griffith, Ferran, and Co.)—" If I had not startling stories to tell, I should not consider them worth writing down," says Florence...

The History of the English Constitution. By Dr. Rudolph Gneist-

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Translated by Philip A. Ashworth. (William Clowes and Sons.) —Here we have in one volume Mr. Ashworth's admirable trans- lation of Dr. Gneist's important work on the English...

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A Younger Sister. By the Author of "The Atelier du

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Lys." (Longmans and Co.)—A specimen of the unsensational class of one-volume novel that is decidedly above the average for merit is A Younger Sister, a slight, fresh, pleasant...

The Kidnapped Squatter, and other Australian Tales. By Andrew Robertson.

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(Longmans.)—These stories are not of the almost painfully familiar Australian type. There is in them incident and adventure, but no murderous bushranging or " Bail up !" to...