2 APRIL 1892

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Mr. Blaine has taken another step in his policy of

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placing all South America under the protectorate of the United States. According to a telegram from Buenos Apes to the Times, for the accuracy of which the sender vouches in an...

The German Emperor is paying heavily for his burry. On

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Tuesday, the Catholics in the Reichstag, to punish him for withdrawing the Education Bill, refused the grant for a new corvette of the first class, upon which he had set his...

The Behring Sea question has ended happily. The United States

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had agreed to arbitration when Lord Salisbury, to protect the Canadian sealers, asked that during the time occu- pied by the suit, the Sea, with the exception of the Prybeloff...

Mandalay, the present capital of Burmah, has probably by this

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time ceased to exist. Two-thirds of it were burned on Wednesday and Thursday, and there are signs of further fires. Nothing is said of the origin of the fires, but it can hardly...


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T HE Anarchists have created a scare in Paris. The officers of justice can scarcely find lodgings, proprietors believing that they are specially marked ; the outer doors in good...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any case.

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Mr. Morley spoke again at Chester on Thursday, a speech

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of no importance, except that it contained an estimate of what the Gladstonians hope to win in Cheshire. It appears that they count confidently on carrying Chester itself, where...

In the House of Commons yesterday week, Mr. Fenwick, M.P.

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for the Wansbeck Division of Northumberland, moved a resolution in favour of the payment of Members of Parlia- ment, in which the sum of 2365 a year, or 21 a day, was suggested...

In acknowledging the thanks of the meeting for presiding, Mr.

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Chamberlain referred to the very odd statement made in an article in the Daily News, written, he believed, by Mr. Paul, that the Unionists have all gone wrong from not having...

The seat for East Worcestershire vacated by the expulsion of

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Mr. G. W. Hastings from the House of Commons, was filled up on Wednesday without a contest, by the unopposed election of Mr. Chamberlain's eldest son, Mr. Austen Cham- berlain,...

Mr. Chamberlain presided on Wednesday at a meeting of the

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Nonconformist Unionist Association in the Prince's Hall, and justified the connection of the Association with the religions status of Nonconformists, on the express ground that...

Mr. John Morley made an elaborate speech at Sale, in

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Cheshire, on Wednesday, which was intended to aid in recovering from the Conservatives some of the many seats which they hold for that county, of which only two are now held by...

Mr. Morley says :—" When you have gone on for

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month after month, and Session after Session, aye, and Parliament after Parliament, making these lavish, profuse, and wasteful sacrifices of public time and public interests,...

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There is a significant letter in Thursday's Times, signed "A

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Saxon in Dublin," on the Irish view of union with England. The writer says that the Irish view of what that means is "Ireland for the Irish alone,—England for Irishmen first,...

The London County Council is doing one good work. It

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is relieving the House of Commons of popular hate, and drawing it on itself. On Tuesday, a meeting of the unemployed was held in Clerkenwell, and they resolved to send a...

The Indian Councils Bill, increasing the number of non- official

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Councillors in the Supreme as well as the Provincial Councils, and permitting the Viceroys to make rules which shall permit of their nominating elected representatives, will...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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New Consols (21-) were on Friday 96.

A telegram of March 31st announces that the fall in

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the price of silver, which this week momently touched 39d. an oz., as against its ancient value of 60d., is creating genuine alarm in Calcutta, and has even disorganised trade....

The last news concerning the Australian murderer is a report

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from Melbourne that a detective named Brant has identified Deeming's photograph as that of a man wanted for three murders committed at Johannesberg, in South Africa, in 1888,...

The news about Emin Pasha is very interesting. He broke

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away, as our readers know, from his German friends, and plunged, with a few followers, apparently into space. He had, however, a definite end, which was to reach the Equatorial...

Mr. Leslie Stephen on Tuesday delivered, in Essex Hall, Strand,

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a rather fine lecture on "Sociology," marked by much of his felicity in putting old truths into a new dress. He noticed, he said, a tendency to-day, which was a day of science,...

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THE ANARCHIST SCARE. L ORD BEACONSFIELD in " Lothair " makes one of his characters express his belief that there is nothing strong left in Europe except the Roman Church and the...

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M R. GLADSTONE'S short but animated panegyric in the Nineteenth Century for April, on the Platform, to which he is especially grateful for the services which it has rendered to...

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COMPULSORY PURCHASE. F OR the last three years a new skin

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has been forming over the sore of agrarian discontent in Ireland. The Irish Members have seen this process with dismay, and at present their main object is to scratch it off...


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L ORD ELCHO'S little speech on Friday week was a great pleasure to the House of Commons, and almost a surprise to the country, which had begun to think that Wit and Humour had...

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it/ER. GLADSTONE'S speech of Monday on the India Councils Bill was in his very best manner. It was not, and was not intended to be, a great oratorical effort ; but it was a...

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T HEpreservation of the seal species is an object of some commercial importance. It is not equally clear why this importance should be more vividly realised by the President of...

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T OR]) TENNYSON has evidently written his new comedietta to exercise his fancy rather than his im- agination. As his fancy was the earliest of his poetical faculties to express...

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T HE unveiling of the memorial to the late Richard Jefferies in Salisbury Cathedral, and the subsequent closing of the fund raised in his memory, with a handsome surplus for the...

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M R. HENRY G. WREFORD, for fifty years the Times' correspondent in Southern Italy, died this week, full of years, and deserves something more than a passing word of comment. He...

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A VERY significant change has come over Londoners of late years, with regard to a certain form of re- sidence known as a "flat." Not many years ago, the idea of living in a flat...

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[To THE EDITOR OF TICE "SPECTATOR."] Zia,—For some years past, it has been the desire of work- ing women, and of their friends, to do two things: to provide the Women's...


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FREE-WILL AND REINCARNATION. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Si,—Whilst in fall agreement with the ideas of your admirable -article on "The Limits of Free-Will," yet there...


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YELLOW and purple and white, Snow-white and lilac and gold, Crocuses, my crocuses, Peering up from the mould; These like fingers of flame, These in a raiment of snow, And these...


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"THE FORESTERS: ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN." CLEAR as of old the great voice rings to-day, While Sherwood's oak-leaves twine with Aldworth's bay,— The voice of him, the master...

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MR. WHISTLER'S PICTURES AT GOUPIL'S. IN the House of Art there are many mansions, and the next- door neighbours are frequently not on speaking terms. The two-pair back enjoys a...

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LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU.* WOULD the world be happier if it had more common-sense Lady Mary Wortley Montagu has this as a link with some living persons of her type, that she...

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.* Tins valuable collection of criticisms, facts, and illustra-

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tions might have been made much more readable, both in arrangement and in style. But just now the coincidence of dates will impel those with any historical imagination to look...

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that she has arranged this volume intending that it shall contain "a selection of sacred poetry of such a character as can be placed with profit and pleasure in the hands of...

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on Hastings and the Rohilla War, examines in detail one of the chief charges made against the conduct of Warren Hastings while Governor- General. The Rohilla charge was dropped...

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THERE is more vivacity in That Stick than in several of Miss Yonge's recent stories ; but when the author is most vivacious, she is so in a quiet and eminently refined way...

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Libertas ; or, Through Dreamland to Truth. By Walter Sweet- man, B.A. 3 vols. (Eden, Remington, and Co.)—The contents of these three volumes make a book which it is difficult to...


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IN The Platform, Mr. Jephson has carried out a strikingly original idea with great ingenuity and success. In view of the enormous amount of political importance attached at the...

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Prcelia Eboracensia. By Alex. D. H. Leadman. (Bradbury, Agnew, and

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Co.)—Mr. Leadman wrote, he tells us, some twelve years ago an account of the Battle of Boroughbridge. He has added to this ten other papers, all dealing with the subject of...

Hospice of the Pilgrim. By J. R. Macduff. (Nelson.)—The now

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veteran author of "Morning and Night Watches," and other well-known works of the same class, has found a suitable subject in "The Great Rest-World of Christ." The idea of "...

POETRY. — Sonnets and other Poems, chiefly Religious. By Joseph John Murphy.

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(Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—It is increasingly difficult to gain the ear of the public for verse. How many of Mr. Traill's sixty minor poets—a number which he will have to...

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On Thursday, March 24th, at 2 St. Mark's Square, N.W., Richard Roscoe, aged 58.