29 OCTOBER 1898

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All Monday evening riotous crowds were assembling, dis- persing, and

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reassembling; and on Tuesday, when the Chamber reopened, Paris was held, like a city in a state of siege, by soldiers encamped in the streets. The Chamber met under violent...

The correspondent of the Times at Rome is informed that

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Prince Louis Bonaparte—not Prince Victor, mind, but the soldier brother—is in Geneva, and has arranged for a loan_ so large that it cannot be required for any private purpose....


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I LL the rumours of Thursday and Friday were pacific, the idea being that the French Government would withdraw Marchand from his "pestilential swamp," and then raise the...

Trance, said Sir James Stephen, has committed every crime except

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that of being dull. She has certainly not been dull this week. The Chamber was expected when its sittings recommenced on Tuesday to be either furiously warlike or reasonably...

The conduct of General Chanoine is discussed in Paris with

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extreme bitterness. He is said to be accused by M. Brisson of treachery, inasmuch as he entered the Cabinet knowing that it had decided on revision, and attended all meetings on...

The Report of the Judge, M. Bard, appointed to make

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the preliminary inquiry into the Dreyfus case on behalf of the Court of Cassation will, it is believed, be strongly in favour of revision. Much of it was delivered on Thursday,...

V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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

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On Tuesday afternoon the German Emperor reached Haifa, and was

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received in state by the Turkish officials and Consular representatives of Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. Attended by a Turkish military escort, he drove to...

The return of the Sirdar on Thursday was attended by

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scenes and demonstrations which show how deeply his achievement has impressed the popular imagination. At Dover, where a dense crowd had been waiting for hours on the pier, he...

A second Blue-book on Fashoda was published on Monday, which

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adds a good deal to the general knowledge of the causes of the present crisis. The most important despatches are one from General Kitchener to Lord Cromer covering a letter from...

In his letter to Sir E. Monson of October 12th,

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Lord Salis- bury relates that Baron de Courcel, though his "rhetoric " and his " earnestness " made him indistinct, appeared desirous to say that Major Marchand would be...

The Daily News of Wednesday publishes a long report from

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its " Special Commissioner " in Moscow upon the view taken by great Russian officials of the Czar's Rescript in favour of peace. He has seen all except the Czar and Count ....

The Emperor of China, though delicate, is not dead, the

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news of his murder circulated in the beginning of the week being a mere Shanghai invention. They are quite capable in Shanghai of saying and believing that the Empress-Dowager...

The Government of India has adopted a most moderate and

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reasonable policy on the frontier. The hill clans generally are to be let alone, it being considered that their recent lesson will keep them quiet for some years, but they must...

There appears to be no doubt that the Sultan has

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yielded about Crete. The Turkish soldiers, having been pacified by a payment of part of their wages, are leaving in large detach- ments, only six hundred and fifty still...

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The plague has claimed another victim at Vienna in Dr.

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Muller, who had attended on the assistant Barisch. Dr. Muller, who was only thirty-two years of age, was a member of the Austrian Commission sent to Bombay, an assistant of the...

Sir William Harcourt's speech on the occasion of the open-

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ing of the new buildings at Aberystwith University College, to which, when Chancellor of the Exchequer, he made a grant of £10,000, was in the main a review and a panegyric of...

Lord Rosebery delivered his inaugural address as President of the

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Associated Societies of Edinburgh University on Tues- day evening, the chair being occupied by Mr. Arthur Balfour, the Chancellor of the University. After welcoming the...

Lord Rosebery was on somewhat safer ground when he defined

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the irreducible minimum of the service of the British citizen,—" that you should keep a close and vigilant eye on public and municipal affairs, that you should form intelligent...

Sir E. Grey, who is a much more important person

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in the Liberal party than his official rank would indicate, delivered an impressive speech at Huddersfield on Thursday. It was, in fact, so able a summary of the whole Egyptian...

The views which we ventured last week to express as

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to the political effect of the German Emperor's visit to Palestine have received this week much confirmation. The Turkish Govern- ment is publishing inspired articles describing...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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New Consols (21) were on Friday, 109.

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THE NEW FASHODA DESPATCHES. T HE fall of the Brisson Ministry

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deprives the new Fashoda despatches of half their interest. Wars are not really made or avoided in consequence of paper arguments about the legal position that arises from small...


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THE OVERTHROW OF M. BRISSON. p REDICTION about France is usually vain, but reason- ing as men usually reason, we are unable to believe that the present crisis will end without...

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T WO years ago Lord Rosebery announced his retire- ment from the Liberal leadership, and let a faint glimpse of daylight into the secret and darkened halls of council where an...

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are compelled to notify that after this week we can admit no more corre- spondence on the subject of the relation between religions truth and national prosperity. The subject...

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S AMORY whom the French captured the other day, is in all ways an interesting figure, but especially in this, that his is the last of the purely negro sovereignties to succumb....

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I T is with much pleasure that we publish a letter from Mr. Keeling, Head-Master of the Bradford Grammar School, strongly supporting our contention, made in August and renewed...

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N O one will be surprised that Mr. Gladstone's children should have asked Mr. Morley to write their father's Life. In his later years no one probably saw more of him, or knew...


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W E wonder if the English, and especially English Churchmen, will ever quarrel seriously over any doctrine not involved in the standing controversy between Rome and Geneva. We...

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W E fear that more people will read the remarks of the- Lord Chief Justice at Epsom about literature than will profit by them. Lord Russell did not, it is true, say much that...

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T N a previous number of the Spectator some account was given of the evidence collected by ancient and modern naturalists, from Don Felix d'Azara to Mr. Hudson, that the puma,...

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GERMANY IN PALESTINE IN 1228-1898. [To THZ EDITOZ Or THII " 81 . 6CIAT014 . 1 hundred and seventy years ago, almost to the month, a German Emperor landed at Acre after a...

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NATIONAL SUCCESS AND CHRISTIANITY. [To THE EDITOE Or THE "SpEcThron. - 3 SIR,—I hope Mgr. Vaughan will not consider me discourteous, if I do not examine in detail his lengthy...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."' have read with great interest your article on " Culture and Business " in the Spectator of October 22nd, and I agree with you that the...

[To THE EDITOR OE THE " SPECTATOR."] Dr. Welldon having

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now admitted in reply to " Inquirer " that "the truth of a religions creed or system must ultimately be determined by the evidences proper to religion," it seems a pity that he...

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[TO THE EDITOR OP THAI " srzaTiroH.'•] SIR,—The political as

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well as the social advantages of a , tunnel between the two countries can hardly be measured. In my opinion they would far outweigh the cost of such a scheme should it be found...


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[To TER EDITOR Or THE " 8PZETATOR."] Sra,—I noticed in the Spectator of October 15th a letter relating to a proposed ship canal across Ireland to Galway as a quick method of...

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[To TEL EDITOR OY THE " SPECTATOR.' SIR, — After reading the interesting article on "Benevolence in Animals" in the Spectator of October 15th, it occurs to me that an...


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[TO THY EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR."1 Slit,—If not too late for another ring-story, the following May interest some of your readers. It occurred some eight years ago, whilst I...


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[TO TEL EDITOR Or THE "SrsorAToR."] SIR, — Perhaps you may think the following worthy to rank among your interesting series of " animal stories." A friend of mine living in this...


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[TO VIZ EDITOR OF THE " .SeECTATOR."I SIR, —In connection with Mr. Graves's letter in the Spectator of October 22nd, I send you an extract from Gunning's "Reminiscences of...

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TO THE RACE. YOUR name is large on every sea, And your keels have underscored The title deed, That the world may heed Row the deed runs, word for word: IsTo land so far, no...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR...1 Sin,—In your able article on the above subject in the Spectator of October 8th you omit to mention that hounds were used by Isis to search...


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MONTAIGNE.* MONTAIGNE was the first, and is still the greatest, of modern essayists. He had his predecessors in antiquity, and the Plutarch, whom he admired so loyally and...


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[To THE EDITOR or Tau " SrEoraToE."1 SIR,—The annoyance of the heron is an old, bad habit of rooks. The conclusion I have come to is that they try to make him disgorge his cargo...

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THESE volumes contain a record of the travels of Mr. Landor in Thibet in the spring, summer, and autumn of 1897, and are illustrated from photographs and from sketches made by...

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AMONG the chief poets of the Victorian Age Browning occupies a great but perplexing position. It is still too early to appraise with any finality the virtues and defects of the...

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The sunny humour rippling on the lips 'Mid pleasant tales of ancient strife and stress; And hope that knew no languor nor eclipse, And clear, calm eyes, and gallant...

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NOVELS OF THE WEEK.* CLOSE on the heels of Mr.

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Neil Munro's John Splendid, in which Montrose plays but a sorry part as the ally of Colkitto and the instigator of his butcheries, comes Mr. Maclaren Cobban's wholehearted...


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HONEST confession goes far to disarm criticism. Moreover, Mr. Constable's volume happens to have fallen into the hands of a reviewer whose constant desire to see the French...

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The Growth and Administration of the British Colonies, 1837-1897. By

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Rev. W. P. Greswell. (Blackie and Son.)—This is a volume of the " Victorian Era Series." Mr. Greswell gives his first chapter to "Oar Colonial System," criticising its...

The Odes in Contribution to the Song of French History,

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by rge Meredith (Archibald Constable), which have been ap- aring in are now published in book form. One the poems--“ France "—is a republication. It was written in December of...


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Practical directness and simplicity are the chief notes of the tittle book, in which Lord Norton, now in his eighty-fifth year, has put forward his Reflections on the Course...

Feudal and Modern Japan. By Arthur May Knapp. 2 vols.

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(Duckworth. Ss.)—In these two pretty little volumes Mr. Knapp gives an attractive account of the " Island Realm," as he is fond of calling Japan. He begins with an account of...