26 MARCH 1881

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M. Gambetta has gained another great success. It is pro-

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bable that the President of the Republic was never so bitter against the Scrutin do Liste as the correspondents represented ; but, at all events, he found that his Cabinet were...

The accounts from Constantinople are becoming more eon- tradiotory than

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ever. According to some authorities, the Turks have agreed to cede all Thessaly, and to give Crete in exchange for Epirus, hoping that as this arrangement recognises the...

Mr. Gladstone on Monday made some important announce- ments as

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to the progress of business. The obstruction to which he referred last week as an "evil dream" which had passed, is still absent, and work rapidly progresses. Ho, therefore,...

There is, as we have shown elsewhere, no dishonour in

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the . settlernetft. It may be bad policy in a schoolmaster to let off an unruly boy, but his honour is not in question. The Boers, in dispersing, do all that is required to...

The new Czar has as yet done nothing beyond recalling

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General Skobeleff, and the Russian Court is absorbed in the great ceremonial of the interment of the late Czar. The body is to be laid in the Cathedral, with a most impressive...


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T HE Transvaal War is over. After a long conference on the 21st inst., between Sir Evelyn Wood, Mr. Joubert, and President Brand, the Boer leaders agreed to the final terms...

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

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The " no confidence" debate on Candahar commenced on Thursday,

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and was to terminate last night, too late for our im pression. It was opened by Mr. Stanhope, in a clear but not very forcible speech, which began with the dangerous admission,...

On Wednesday there was another agricultural discussion on Mr. Chaplin's

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Agricultural Tenants Compensation Bill, a Bill which was shown by many speakers to be very clumsy and in- adequate, especially in relation to the three alternative modes of...

Xr, Chaplin brought forward resolutions on Monday commit- ting the

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House of Commons to the view that cattle imported from countries affected by the foot-and-mouth disease should not be permitted to land in the United Kingdom at all. Mr....

Sir Charles Dilke answered for the Government, in a speech

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of singular brilliancy. He made the important announcement. that the first act of the new Czar had been to recall General Skobeleffi and abandon further operations beyond the...

On going into Committee of Supply on Monday night, Mr.

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O'Donnell brought on the question of Privilege, which he waived last week, concerning the suspension which he suffered. on Tuesday, March 8th, and which ho contended was unjust,...

But it would be far too sanguine to indulge this

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hope much. Mr. Justice Barry, indeed, in opening the Spring Assize at Cork, declared that there had been a great decrease of crime since January 1st, and that he could not...

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Harmony is restored at Guy's, by the adoption of a

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system of regulations for the nurses approved by the medical staff, and embodying the few changes in the nursing regulations for which the medical staff contended. Neither the...

A frightful calamity has taken place at Nice. The opera-house,

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where Signora Bianca Donadio was about to play in Lucia, was on Wednesday set on fire by a gas explosion before the performance commenced, but after the house had nearly filled....

Consols were on Friday 100 to 104

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Mr. Herbert Gladstone made his maiden speech iu the House

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during the Condoler debate, and the effort was exceedingly auocessful. He sat down amidst ringing cheers, and was told by Mr. Gibson, amidst general assent, that "the House...

Mr. Hermon, M.P. for Preston, has had a curious little

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con- troversy with Mr. Bright, on the subject of a speech delivered last week in Preston, in which he expressed the opinion that Free-trade had had very little to do with our...

Mr. Bright, in commenting, to a Preston gentleman, on Mr.

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Hermon's strange idea that a return to Protection for native in- olustry would be advisable, in the shape, first, of a moderate ,•luty on foreign manufactures, and next of a...

We have referred elsewhere to the extreme disinclina- tion of

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the Irish Bishops to let the head of their Church see anything of Irish questions which ho does not see through the eyes of the Irish Episcopacy. Last week the Irish Bishops...

The University of Durham has been memorialised to admit women

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to their scholarships and degrees, on the Fame terms and with the same privileges as men, and there is some hope that the Senate will grant the prayer of the memorial. The...

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THE TRANSVAAL SETTLEMENT. T HE settlement with the Boers will do, if it works well, and that is about all wo care to say for it. It is not a per- fect settlement, but we do not...

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of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland who look to the growth of a political temper hostile to the authority of the Union as the chief factor in the future politics of the...


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W E know of hardly anything more interesting in foreign politics than the slow, unhasting, unseating march of M. Gambetta towards supreme power in France. Though unable to...

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" p UNO11" is very amusing in its comments upon Mr. Dillwyn's last week's series of questions to Mr. Gladstone. It impersonates in him " Rugged Honesty," chaffs him as the...

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T HE Tories are making another blunder. They have Ilecome aware, to a certain extent, that Jingoism is dead—though we see that Mr. Edwin Arnold denied even that in Court, and...

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11 R. TREVELYAN'S statement of the Navy Estimates in the House of Commons on Friday last was in every way successful. He had many difficulties to contend with, which would have...

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POS TMEN'S GRATUITIES. E VERYTHING. gets into Parliament at last, and Mr.

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Schreiber, the Member for Poole, on Monday brought the subject of Gratuities to Postmen into the House of Com- mons. A custom has grown up in London and most of the English...

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A :4.10NG the very numerous contributions which Sir John Lubbock makes every year to our knowled g e of the insect world, the address which he delivered. a few weeks a g o at...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SI the note which you append to my letter published iu your last issue, you observe :—" If Mr. Lilly will read Dupin's Manuel du Droit...


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LORD GEORGE HAMILTON AND "IGNOTUS." (To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sia,—As I am the originator of this controversy, perhaps you will allow me to state my case in my own...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 . 8 IR, — While thanking you for the very polite terms in which you refer to myself in your article of last Saturday, " Why the Whigs do not...


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(TO THE Eurrea OF THE " SPEC TATOR."1 Sra,—Will you kindly allow me a small criticism on a passage of your notice of "Prize Translations : Poems and Parodies," in your last...


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[TD THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."' I It beg to acknowledge on behalf of George Wilson, the pit - lad, with grateful thanks the subscriptions received from your readers; and I...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPEOTATOR.1 Sta,—In your issue of the 12th inst. appears a letter signed "Wm. Weston," descriptive of Montreux. Will you kindly allow me to make obe...


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is being made to collect contributions of itoya and books, new or old, for the patients (mostly children) in the fever and small-pox hospitals, just now unusually full. A few...

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TO C HAU C ER. L'' Than love I most thins flouriis whit() and rods, Such as man canon daysyos in her toun."1 • SWEET singer of the dawn, Who iu the voiceless stillness, when...


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[TO THE EDITOR Or THE SPEOTATOE,") SIR,—While acknowledging the substantial justice of the stric- tures on my novel, " Larry Lohengrin," contained in the Spec- tator of March...


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A VERMONT RUSKIN,* Lana is a little exhibition of pictures now being held at No. 11 Grafton Street which should not be allowed to pass away wholly unnoticed. It represents a...

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JUSTUS ERICH BOLLMAN.* rFIRST NOTICE.? Tins volume contains records of one whose name is little known anywhere, least of all in this country, but who was brought into close...

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THE reputation for genius and poetic spirit which Mr. Buchanan's poems have earned for him will be iu nowise diminished by the work now before us. The task he has set himself,...

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RAPHAEL AND MICHAEL ANGELO.—TWO BIOGRAPHIES.* 'un first emotion that strikes

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a critic on reading small bio- graphies of such men as those whose names stand at the head of this article is one of pity. "What," we ask ourselves, "what can any one find to...


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WHATEVER draws attention to Miss Austen is a boon to man- kind and a benefit to literature, and it would not be easy to find anything about her and her novels that it would not...

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Tax writing of a book upon the construction and operation , of Statutes appears to have a considerable charm for English lawyers. It was not very long since Mr. Hardeastle pub...

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Edward and Catherine Stanley : a Memoir. By A. P.

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Stanley, D.D., Dean of Westminster. Second Edition, with a Supplement. (John Murray.)—The " Supplement " to the second edition of the memoir of Edward and Catherine Stanley...


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The Handbook to the Mediterranean, by Lieutonant-Colonel R. L. Playfair (Murray), consists of two parts, the first of which is devoted to the countries that 1:e eastward of the...

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Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench for 1881.

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(Dean and Son.)—One of t h e best, if •not the best, of all these publi- cations, and the only illustrated ono. We have always found its information most accurate and full. The...

Labour and Victory. By Alexander H. Japp. (Marshall, Japp, and

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Co.)—In this unassuming little book, Dr. Japp has collected a series of eight condensed memoirs of earnest workers in various fields of labour. The soldier, the naturalist, the...

NOVELS.—Flora Hepburn's Marriage. By Laurence Brooke. 3 vols. , (Samuel Tinsley.)---Mr.

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Brooke introduces us to the garrison town of Leybridge, with its two social camps, the aristocratic and the com- mercial. This he draws with some vigour, but, as it Seems to us,...

Pencil and Palette. By Robert Kempt. (Chatto and Windus.)— This

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a book of anecdotes about painters and art-sales ; about high prices given for pictures and low prices, for it must be remembered that there are as many pictures that fall in...