2 AUGUST 1879

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The House of Commons passed a unanimous resolution yester- day

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week that a humble address be presented to her Majesty, praying her Majesty graciously to .grant a free pardon to Edmund Galley. The Edmund Galley here referred to was found...

Mr. Fawcett got a very large vote against the Government

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yesterday week, on the proposal et the loan of £2,000,000 to India without interest, though many of the Liberals who voted with him, did not agree with him in wishing to take...

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

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O N Thursday, Sir Stafford Northcote made his second state- ment for this year as to the probable coat of the Zulu war. He reckoned that since the beginning of the financial...

Sir Bartle Frere grows on us, on acquaintance, and must

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grow even more rapidly on Sir Michael Hicks-Beach. His despatch of June 18th, acknowledging receipt of the telegram notifying Sir Garnet Wolsoley's appointment and advent, is a...

The fall of Khaireddin Pasha, reported this week from Con-

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stantinople, is a very important event. For the second time, a Grand Vizier, backed with more or less earnestness by all the European Embassies, has attempted to limit the...

With Khaireddin, falls, according to one generally trust- worthy authority,

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a very great scheme. An Arab and a Tunisian, he had an idea, it is said, of sacrificing the European dominions of the Sultan, and compensating him by reviving his authority over...

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The various sections of Bonapartists are almost at each other's

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throats. The Petit Owporal is fiercely anti-Jeromist ; the Ordre (M. Rouher's organ) supports Prince Jerome ; and the Pays (M. Paul de Cassagnac's paper) denounces " the...

The Liberals are quite right iu doing all in their

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power to bring the administration of Cyprus into full publicity, but, we must say, we doubt their wisdom in running down the acquisition itself. After all that can be said...

A lively debate arose in the House of Commons on

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Tuesday on the vote of £26,000 for Cyprus police. It appears that this vote is really an equivalent for a military vote,—that the. police to be raised under it are to do...

Yesterday week a deputation, composed of the Council of the

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Anglo-Jewish Association, and headed by Baron Henry de- Worms, waited upon Lord Salisbury at the Foreign Office te urge that the 44th Article of the Treaty of Berlin, which...

The French Senate will not complete its dealings with M.

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Ferry's Education Bill this Session. Indeed, the Bureau on that Bill has reported against it as a whole. During the discussions of the week, M. Bertauld, a barrister, spoke on...

It seems, from a meeting held in Birmingham last Monday,

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at which Mr. Chamberlain, M.P., made a speech, that, in his be- lief, the Tory Government are likely to put off the Dissolution till next autumn,—almost the latest moment at...

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Mr. Matthew Arnold, in spite of his horror of intervening

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in polities, has for once condescended to such an intervention on behalf of the Irish Catholics in relation to the University ques- tion ; and his intervention, in a letter in...

The Lancet of last week, in its remarks on the

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late Canon Beadon,—who died the other day at the groat age of 102, and who was the last person living who could remember the Lord George Gordon riots, having been held up as a...

The Prime Minister of Victoria has taken active steps for

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settling the constitutional struggle in the colony itself, or, if that be impossible, for convincing the Home Government that its intervention with the Legislative Council will...

The " Penal Servitude Acts Commissioners" have made a very

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moderate and very sensible series of recommendations. The recommendation which appears, the first in import- :anoe, is that " arrangements should be made for the inde- pendent...

An action brought in Paris by a lady, Madame Golyot,

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of the Rue do la Sorbonne, against M. Paul Bert, the celebrated physiologist and vivisectionist,--who spoke, as we observed the other day, with so much horror in the Assembly of...

Mr. W. E. Forster, in distributing, last Saturday, the prizes

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and certificates awarded to pupils in schools at the Midsummer examinations held by the College of Preceptors, indicated clearly enough his own opinion that, at present at...

The Ennis election resulted in a victory, though a very

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bare victory, for the Home-rule candidate, Mr. Parnell's candidate, Mr. Finegan. Mr. Finegan received 83 votes ; Mr. O'Brien, Q.C. (the candidate of the Roman Catholic priests),...

Consols were on Friday 97i to 98.

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THE SOUTH-AFRICAN PROSPECT. W E should hardly have called Sir Stafford Northcote a sanguine politician, and yet we have as yet had no more sanguine politician,—no politician so...


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M R. GLADSTONE'S attack on the Government in the August number of the Nineteenth Century is the material for a singularly powerful and eloquent speech. But we believe that a...

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T HE Bill which Mr. Hope has introduced into the Legislative Council to relieve the indebted peasantry of the Deccan is very creditable to the Government of India, and to Sir...


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I V Englishmen could ever be unprejudiced in a matter which concerns the Roman Catholic Church, the Irish Univer- sity difficulty might very soon be settled. Unhappily, this...

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P ROGRESS at Constantinople is apt to be of the downward kind, and during the last fortnight, progress of that kind has been steady and rather rapid. Ever since we heard of the...

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T HE simplification of the title to land and the mode of transferring it, is not a subject which will suffer from want of consideration. Two Royal Commissions have already dealt...

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T HE Cornhil/ for August contains a very interesting, and indeed very amusing, paper on " The Influence of the Mind on the Body," wherein are collected typical specimens of the...

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" W 11EN wild in woods the noble savage ran," in lauds which it is difficult to picture to the imagination in any other than a minutely civilised and cultivated condition, there...

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IN an interesting correspondence concerning the meaning of 1. cruelty, and the limits of our right to inflict suffering on the lower animals for the purpose of alleviating human...

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A LAZY JOURNEY.—II. ABOUT sea-sickness, I think, there is nothing new or pleasant to be said. And if we would only believe that, unless our words be either new or pleasant it...

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SLAVERY IN TURKEY. [TO TUN EDITOR OP THE I' SPECTATOR.") SI11,—On Monday evening Lord Salisbury, in replying to a speech made by Lord Shaftesbury, admitted that the slave-trade...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") you allow me to complete what I said in my letter last week iu regard to the " understanding" upon which the Lower House of the Convocation...


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SIH,—Will you allow me to say a few words supplementary to Miss Wedgwood's excellent letter in your last number, on the alleged analogy between killing animals for food and...

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THE BUSY "B's." [" tin journal do Loudres, le World , anuonce quo Mdlle. Sarah Bernhardt a recu In, commando d'un baste de Lord Benconsfield."— Figaro.] [Air; "The harp that...


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LORD BACON.* " THE Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon, including all his Occasional Works, namely, Letters, Speeches, Tracts, State Papers, Memorials, Devices, and all...

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HE1NB'S prose is as delicate and varied as that of any Euro- pean writer, though unfortunately the little of it that has hitherto been really known in this country is pretty...

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English tongue has made a profound impression upon the author of this large, and in some respects, extraordinary volume. He considers that in the future English * Origin,...

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THE genius of Tintorotto, the last and the most productive of the great Venetian painters, is the most complex and the least purely Venetian in its character. The influence of...

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MRS. PENDER ON SOUTH AFRICA.* ONE of the most difficult

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things in the world is to know what to believe of the various and conflicting accounts that one hears from different people as to the healthiness of foreign climates, and the...

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In a Rash Moment. By Jessie McLaren. 2 vols. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)—This is a clever and sprightly story, in the biographical form, the latter part of which we like much—except the finish—and the first part of which is much spoiled...

The Fanzines of the World: Past and Present. By Cornelius

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Walford. (E. Stanford.)—Mr. Walfora deserves the praise of having chosen a most interesting subject, and of having collected materials for treating it with the most...


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Within the Precincts. By Mrs. Oliphant. 3 vols. (Smith and Elder.)—We like this novel better than, to judge from some criticisms we have seen, the public does. It is not the...

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Index to Municipal OgIces. By G. Lawrence Gommo. (Published for

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the Index Society, by Messrs. Longman and Co.)—Mr. Gomme has drawn up this index from the Appendices to the First Report of the Municipal Committee of 1836. It is an interesting...

Pontius Pilate. By Jeanie Morison (Mrs. Campbell of Ballochylo.) (Daldy

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and Isbister.)—Mrs. Campbell describes iu vigorous (though sometimes faulty) verse, some of the closing scenes of the Scripture narrative ; and, having small regard to the...

Through the Light Continent ; or, the United States in

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1877 - 8. By William Saunders. (Cassell, Petter, and Calpin.)—The title of this book is not very happily chosen ; and were it the ,work of an American, would certainly have an...

The Pope and the King : the War between Church

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and State in Italy. By A. Galleuga. 2 vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)—After a short introduc- tion on the relations in which the Popes have stood in past times to the national unity and...

Genealogical Memoies of John Know, and of the Family of

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Knots. By the Rev. Charles Rogers. (Printed for the Royal Historical Society.) --Dr. Rogers has performed with most satisfactory diligence a task which has evidently been a...

Teroveam's Wife, and other Poems. (C. Kogan Paul and Co.) —

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Joroveam, it should be explained, is ho who is more commonly known as Jeroboam. The writer gives her view of the journey to consult Ahijah about the sick child, and gives it...

On the Sea - Board, and other Poems. By Susan K. Phillips.

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(Mac- millan.)—It may seem ungracious to object to the bulk of a volume which shows throughout its contents signs of a mire and tender poetical feeling, or to wish away any of a...

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Mr. Stanford sends us a Tourist's Guido to the Channel

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Islands, by . Benjamin Clarke ; a second edition of Mr. Jonkinson's Prartiral Guide to the Isle of Wight ; and a fifth edition of his London Guide. All three are illustrated...

A Tourist Guide to the Continent. By Percy Lindley. This

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handy guide has been prepared, under the authority of the Great Eastern Railway Company, for the especial use of those seeking rest or recreation by the Harwich route to the...