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The military news from the frontier is slight, but is

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for the . most part all favourable. General Baker, with a lightly ()quipped brigade, descended the Shuturgardan on the 23rd inst., and on the 24th occupied Kushi, without...

There has been absolute silence throughout the week as to

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Herat, though news should have reached Candahar, with which London is in telegraphic communication. No explanation of the emeatc there has been given, nor does any one know...

Lord Hartiugton made two speeches at Newcastle on Friday se'nnight,

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both very vigorous and incisive. In the first, he defended his position on the Land-laws against Lord Beacons- field's misrepresentations, declaring that he sought the removal...

The Turkish Government is believed to be about to extend

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its interference in Egypt. 'King John of Abyssinia is deter- mined to recover Massowah, a victory which would render the Egyptian possession of the Soudan useless. Gordon Pasha...

The Continental papers are full of Prince Bismarck's visit to

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Vienna. It has been' a most successful one. The Chancellor was received by the Viennese with enthusiasm, and the Emperor, 'the politicians, and society vied with each other in...

It is demi-officially stated that an arrangement was made during

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Prince Bismarck's visit to Vienna for a commercial treaty between Germany and Austria, and extra-officially added that it may include the Christian States of the Balkan, which...


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THICK fog has settled for the moment upon affairs in IX Afghanistan. The Ameer has despatched two of his highest officers to General Roberts, apparently to assure the British of...

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So excessive is the agitation in Roumania, against the free

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admis- sion of Jews to all the privileges of citizens ordered by the Treaty of Berlin, that the Government of Bucharest has submitted a Bill intended as a compromise. Under this...

In addressing a meeting of his constituents at Arbroath on

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Thursday night, Mr. Baxter entered upon a vigorous and sweeping criticism of the conduct of the present Government during the last five years. He denounced, "as an imposture on...

Prince Bismarck has asked the Prussian electors to send up

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an overwhelming majority to the Landtag of the kingdom pledged to follow his lead. If they will do so, he tells them, through the Provincial Correspondence, he will employ the...

This anti-rent movement in Ireland may become very serious. The

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tenants, though aware they must pay in the end, as the law cannot be resisted, except by insurrection, are inclined to use the threat of combined non-payment to enforce...

Paris has been occupied this week by a letter from

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M. Hen, the editor of the Soleil, and the usual mouthpiece of Orleanist decisions. The Legitimists have resolved to hold a grand political banquet, at the residence of the Comte...

The Times appears to have sent an Agricultural Commis- sioner

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to the United States, whose first letter appeared on September 24th. After repeating the usual statistics about the enormous produce of bread-stuffs within the Union, statistics...

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In his general report for the year 1878, issued with

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the report of the Education Department, Mr. Matthew Arnold, as one of her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, gives some interesting figures with reference to the cost of...

Console were on Friday 97- 1 7 , 7 to 97?-tr.

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An account has been published this week of the Indian

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Press Commission, which is established to be the "link" between the Indian Government and the Press. The Commissioner exer- eises all the powers conferred. by the Press Act on...

Mr. J. T. Kay, Librarian of Owens College, raised, on

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Wednesday, before the Library Association, now sitting at Manchester, a question which will often be argued, as the free library system extends. He wished novels to be excluded...

Lord Elcho on Tuesday made a speech at Winehcombe, near

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Cheltenham, upon the Land question and Imperialism. He held that the first reason for agricultural depression was that English agriculturists "were living i n a sort of leaden...

If a story told in the Telegrapk, and related in

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the Evening Standard on different authority is correct, hawks can hardly be machines. It is stated that in eastern France and the north of England, hawks have noticed that the...

The Times in its issue of Wednesday taunts the Land

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Re- formers with being vague in their demands, with indulging in 'tumid phrases," and with silence when asked for a definition of their proposals. The charge is only true...

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THE MINISTRY AND THE WAR. W E are not prepared at this moment to agree with those of our contemporaries, and especially the Liberal journals in the provinces, who are censuring...


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I ORD HARTINGTON'S speeches at Newcastle are interest- ing, both for the matter they contain, and still more so. for the method and spirit in which the speaker deals with the...

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I T is no wonder that the reception of Prince Bismarck in Vienna should excite great interest on the Continent, for regarded from any point of view, it is a most notable event....

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T HE Guardian of Wednesday last contained a letter remonstrating with our contemporary for the strong tone it has lately adopted, in its political leading articles, against the...

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T HE Zulu desertion of Cetewayo remains still unexplained. The tribes, in spite of many rumours about their dis- affection, adhered to their King until Ulundi was reached, and...

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L ANDLORDS are very fond, especially in times of depres- sion, and consequently of political movement, of dilating on the sympathy of interests which binds them and their...

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C OURAGE is a virtue which will grow of itself, or at least people in this country seem to think so. Other virtues are protected by a carefully maintained tradition, and. by...

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"T WOULD rather be the wife of Jerome Bonaparte for an - hour, 1 than the wife of any other man for life," was the answer made by the beautiful Elizabeth Patterson, of...

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B ESIDES asking for traditions at Rokeby, Scott Aid he must have "an old church of the right sort," and "a robbers' cave." Both were found for him. Egliston Abbey was the...

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NEW ZEALAND AFFAIRS. The whole southern side of the Taranaki promontory was in 1860 occupied by the tribe of the Ngatiruanui, consisting of three principal hapic, or septa,...

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THE DUKE OF ARGYLL ON LEASES. (To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your paper of the 20th inst. I observe a letter signed "A Scotch Farmer," on the subject of tenants'...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THR BEICOTRTOR."] Sln,—As I have only just returned from a short tour in the United States and Canada, where telephone exchanges have attained an enormous...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sra,—Mr. Morris has made a statement in your last issue which requires correction, namely, that this Society has "recently sent out...

(TO THE EDITOR OF THE 0 SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Because the above

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Society wisely declines to devote its money' and force towards the preventio n of that which, in Mr. Morris's opinion, is "the most heinous of all forms of cruelty," namely,...


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(TO TRH EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—A friend has forwarded to me the Spectator for September 13th, from which I learn with regret that you regard my memo- randum in the...

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(TO TOR EDITOR OR TES . 13PSOTATOR."3 SIR, — Your concluding remarks, in the article you devoted las'a week to "Mr. Parnell and his Convention," contain a good deal of wise and...


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tTo Tits EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") SIR, — In your article on "Mit. Childers on the Church," you assume that large questions affecting the Church of England exist, or will...

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THE EMPEROR JULIAN.* Tim distinguished judicial authority who, according to Cole- ridge, discoursed, on a certain occasion, from the Bench in glowing terms on the claims of...

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CURIOSITIES OF PENAL LAW.* Tux well-known Avvocato Signor Alfonso Andreozzi,

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of Florence, has recently published a remarkable work of recon- dite erudition. It is a "Discourse on the Penal Laws of the Ancient Chinese," into which are introduced, as...

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evident that the depression which exists in other branches of trade has not yet reached that of book-making. Books are written on the smallest provocation. It is taken for...

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THE attention paid to neglected languages, patois, and dia- lects of all sorts is characteristic of our time. Not only have forms of speech, previously tabooed by cultivated...

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of Allan Cunningham, and a number of foot-notes, correcting or modifying his original text. Perhaps the best praise we can give to the memoir is the expression of a wish that it...

outside readers. On the first page; we find allusions which

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puzzle us. What was the Centenary movement whose breath was "partially fatal," we know not ; nor have we road, or even heard of, the book with whioh the writer supposes every...

a series of six plays, interspersed with original and adapted

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music, in- tended for private acting in young people's Christmas parties or other entertainments. Apologies are offered in the preface both to the. Laureate, whose "Princess,"...

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The Middle Temple ! its History and Associations. (Abram and

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Sons.)—The author gives a very brief and, it must be owned, dis- appointing account of his subject. We notice one rather misleading statement. At the end of a very scanty roll...

NEW EpfTtoNs.—Military Architecture. Translated from the French of E. Viollet-le-Dno,

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by M. Mawdermott, Esq. Second Edi- tion, with Preface, by John Henry Parker, C.B. (James Parker.)— Mr. Parker says in his preface, "My reason for republishing [this work] at the...

We have to notice a very interesting volume, which contains

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the Transactions and Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Library Association of the United Kingdom. (Chiswick Press.)—We have here seine very interesting and valuable...

The second volume of L' Art, for 1879 (13allue), is

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as full of interest as its predecessors. Besides the first-elass etchings, which are as good as might be expected, we notice 1 .a number of rough sketches, representing in a...