27 AUGUST 1892

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The Newcastle contest, which was a very severe one, ended

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in the return of Mr. Morley by a majority of 1,739. For Mr. Morley there voted 12,983 electors, more by 2,078 than a month ago, many probably of his former antagonists returning...

Last Saturday afternoon, Mr. John Morley received at Newcastle a

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Labour deputation, with which he argued the question of a statutory limitation of labour to eight hours with great ability and firmness, showing how impossible it was for...

On Tuesday, Mr. H. H. Fowler reiterated the statement that

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the real issue before the Newcastle constituency was Home-rule, but made it evident how very reluctant he was to give Ireland the kind of virtual independence for which the...

A great deal of alarm has been caused on the

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Continent by a severe outbreak of cholera at Hamburg. It is officially stated that there were 414 cases of cholera between August 18th and 24th, and of these 119 were fatal,—the...


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T HE newspapers of Thursday published a Renter's telegram from Simla, stating that the Ameer has forwarded to the Viceroy the text of Colonel Yanoff's letter to the Governor of...

40 . 10 The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The ex-King of Servia, in the course of an interview

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with the Times correspondent at Lucerne, published on Wednesday, disclaimed any notion on his part of interfering with the politics of Servia. His abdication was a real one, and...

Mr. Champion sent a most remarkable letter to Wednesday's Times,

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on "An Independent Labour Party," in which he ex- pressed quite frankly his distrust of the Irish Home-rulers, especially on the ground of the unwillingness of the Irish Party...

The only other Alinistenwho has had to fiz,ht for his

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seat is Sir William Harcourt ; but not against the Unionist Party, who expressed their regret that he should be exposed to the trouble of a contest. The strange politician who...

The Legislative Council of New Zealand, it was announced on

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Thursday, have rejected the Eight-Hours Bill passed by the Lower House. The Bill declares that in any contract for hiring, "a day's work" shall mean a day of eight hours, and a...

Mr. Dillon, in his speech at the Dublin meeting of

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the Irish National Federation on Wednesday, gave us all to understand that Mr. Gladstone had privately agreed to terms which will completely satisfy Ireland, but which we should...

Mr. Labouchere has published in Truth the account of an

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interview which he had with "an emissary" from 1 Canton Gardens on August 15th. The " emissary " tried to persuade him to write a letter to Mr. Gladstone saying that he had...

M. de Blowitz, telegraphing from Paris on Tuesday, states that,

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"by way of reprisals against M. de Mun and M. de Breteuil for accepting the Republic, M. de Cassagnac alleges that in 1889 they formed with him part of a committee of six which...

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The Figaro of Monday contains a long interview between its

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correspondent and M. Stambuloff which is interesting, as the Bulgarian Prime Minister evidently desired to use the inter- viewer as the conduit-pipe of a justificatory manifesto...

Our paragraph last week on the change of hands in

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the Parliamentary Whip of the Liberal Unionists was, to some -extent, inaccurate. Lord Wolmer resigns the office for private reasons, to the great regret of his colleagues ; but...

The Americans, who are certainly much more ready in applying

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scientific principles to the solution of small practical problems than we are, are said to have invented an electrical thief-photographing process, by which any one who attempts...

A communication through Renter's Agency, dated Hong- kong, July 1st,

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and published in the Times of Tuesday, shows that there has been a recrudescence of the Anti-Christian movement in Hunan, and placards characterised by the utmost virulence and...

A curious piece of financing is reported from America. Congress

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lately reduced the appropriation for the World's Fair from five million dollars to half that sum. The money was, however, granted in the form of five million "special souvenir...

The complete Irish Census Returns just published are, on the

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whole, extremely satisfactory. They show that, while the population has decreased, the resources and means of sub- sistence have increased,—exactly what is required in a country...

Mr. Herbert Gardner, M.P. for the Saffron Walden Divi- sion

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of Essex, becomes the new Minister of Agriculture; but as he does not obtain a seat in the Cabinet, he will hardly All the same place in the new Government which Mr. Chaplin...

Bank Bate, 2 per cent.

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New Corieola '(2!) were on Friday 97i. -

The legatees of Sir Joseph Whitworth have added another great

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debt to the obligations which Manchester owes to Sir Joseph's memory, by offering the excellent historical library -of the late Professor Freeman to Owen's College, on condition...

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M R. LABOTTCHERE states in Truth that he was away during the time in which Mr. Gladstone was making his Cabinet ; that when he returned on August 15th, "an emissary from 1...


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THE NEWCASTLE ELECTION. T ROUGH we should have certainly endeavoured to obtain the rejection of Mr. Morley for Newcastle, it is impossible even for us to grieve over his success...

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THERE are many bad arguments for a statutory eight-hours day, but it has been left for the Textile Operatives of Lancashire to discover the very worst of all. The cotton workers...

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whose former letter we noticed the other day, has this week made a further contribution to the controversy about public-houses. The best testimony to the merits of the Bishop's...

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T HE political education of Ireland is advancing—slowly, indeed, but still perceptibly. In connection with the vacancy in North-East Cork, the seat vacated by Mr. O'Brien...

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M R. CECIL RHODES is very English in his states- manship. He has a dislike for looking too far ahead which would have endeared him to the middle-class poli- ticians who ruled...

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THE CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTS. Last came Joy's ecstatic trial; He with viny crown advancing. First to the lively pipe his hand addrest ; But soon he saw the brisk awakening...

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W E are rather amused to see that, on the part of some of the severer anti-Catholics, there is evidently a deep sense of grievance that the oath which is taken by an English...

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T HE Daily Telegraph has this year chosen for its silly season symposium the subject of English Wives, and hundreds of correspondents have been giving their opinions on English,...

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TT is not without a certain sense of resentment that we find all our newspapers filled with Continental grumblings at the weather. The weather is a peculiar national grievance...

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• A DIARY IN PALESTINE. ONE of the first things that strikes the traveller in Palestine is the smallness of the country as compared with its renown.. Of the fact itself he was...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THY "SPECTATOR."] SIB,—One of the deep-seated root-differences that divide Englishmen upon the Irish Question—indeed, in the case of Liberals, I believe the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THY "SPECTATOR"] Sin,—Your comments on my letter in the Daily Chronicle are quite beside the mark. You misunderstand my proposals, and seemingly are not...


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MR. CHANNING ON ENGLISH LANDLORDS. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] Sin,—Mr. F. A. Channing asserts that "for land that a new tenant would not take at more than a half or...

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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your canon for the admission of a quotation—that it should be either perfect in expression, profound in thought, or else capable of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "Smorrros.1 SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. Bowley, after quoting the case of a cuckoo which hatched and reared its own young, asks if "any of your readers...

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TRIO. THE nightingale sang softly in the wood. As though a thousand flowers had just found speech,— A strange, sweet tongue that only is understood In faery lands no earthly...


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T HIERS.* THOUGH every private during the first French Empire carried, i i imagination, a Marshal's Won in his kit, no one would have foretold for the vivacious but...

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THE Island of Fantasy is a. very original romance concerning a volcanic island in the Greek archipelago ; but it would have been even better as a story if it had been condensed...

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THE late Under-Secretary for Scotland has long enjoyed a solid reputation as one of the best informed and least Dryasdustish of Scottish antiquarians, and his new volume, which...

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UNDER the heading of Some Old Friends, Mr. Burnand has collected together certain parodies of well-known authors with which he once amused the readers of Punch. The jokes are...

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MR. TRAILL'S FABLES AND FANTASIES.* THIS volume is fairly divided

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between the story which gives it its name, for a first part, and a second part consisting of the traditional republications. It seems at first sight a bold thing for a...

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THE anonymous author of The Story of a Penitent Soul is almost certainly young, for the courage or temerity which enters into rivalry with the recognised masterpiece of a man of...

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Tern Peterkin's Daughter : an Antipodean Novel. By W. B.

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Chnrchward. 3 vols. (Sonnenschein.)—Australian novels have been rather numerous of late; indeed, "Rolf Boldrewood, " Taama," and two or three other writers seem to be...


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Men of Might. Studies of Great Characters. By A. C. Benson and H. F. W. Tatham, M.A. (Edward Arnold.)—The authors of these studies say that many of the lectures are little more...

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Melmoth the Wanderer. By Charles Robert Maturin. I new edition,

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with Memoir and Bibliography. 3 vols. (Bentley.)— Experienced publishers ought to know their own business, but speaking as outsiders, we should not have thought there was much...

" Last Words of Thomas Carlyle. (Longmans, Green, and Co.)—

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This volume coutains ", Wotton Reinfred," "An Excursion (futile enough) to Paris," and " Letters " from Carlyle and his wife. It is one of those books which have some points of...

From Sinner to Saint. By John Burn Bailey. (Chapman and

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Hall.)—Mr. Bailey, in the introduction to his volume of short biographical sketches, or " gallery" of converted sinners, has done well to explain that the terms " Sinner " and "...

Oliver Twist. By Charles Dickens. (Macmillan.)—The Intro- duction by Charles

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Dickens the younger is particularly interesting Oliver Twist was written under great pressure. It was, indeed, produced concurrently with the latter part of "Pickwick." It had a...

The Yorkshire Coast ; and the Cleveland Hills and Dales.

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By John Leyland. With illustrations by Alfred Dawson and Lancelot Speed. (Seeley and Co.)—Englishmen, said Thomas Fuller, should be well acquainted with their own country before...

A Valley of Shadows. By G. Colmore. 2 vols. (Chatto

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and Windus.)—This a somewhat dreary story. Surely the village llrr. Cohnore calls Sleepy Dale must have been drawn from some narrative of Puritan times. The strictly pious Mr....

Types of the Saintly Life. By A. C. Turberville. Second

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edition. (Elliot Stock.)—This collection of studies has the same popular form, but, as delivered in "Milton Church, Huddersfield," it has a more hortatory bias. Here the types...

The Knowledge of God, and other Sermons. By William Walsham,

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Bishop of Wakefield. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—This is Volume V. of an excellent series of sermons by various "Preachers of the Day." The Bishop of Wakefield is a personal...

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In the series of The Biblical Illustrator, by the Rev.

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Joseph S. Exell (Nisbet and Co.), we have "The Book of Exodus." The reader will not expect a critical account of the book, but he will find an abundance of matter illustrative...

The Colonial Year - Book for 1892. By A. J. R. Trendell,

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C.M.G. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)-.This bulky compilation, of nearly eight hundred pages, attempts to give in narrative form the history and present condition of the...

Of books of a devotional kind may be mentioned :—Beside

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the Waters of Comfort : Thoughts from Many Minds. Compiled by Agues Giberne. (Seeley and Co.)—The Book of the Unveiling. By the Author of" Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta...

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