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nr HE Schnaebele incident, to which we briefly alluded last week, has turned oat serious, but is believed to be at an end. According to the best accounts, the authorities of...

The Taunton election resulted on Saturday in the return of

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the Conservative candidate, Mr. Alleopp, by a majority of 536,— for Mr..Allsopp there polled 1,426 electors; for the Home-rule candidate (Hr. Sanders), only 890. There was no...

We do not like the Reuter telegram of April 28th

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from Calcutta. The draftsman of that message is clearly a high official, and he says that "there is reason to hope that the Ameer will be able to vindicate his authority."...

Yesterday week also, Lord Burlington, in making a personal explanation

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in answer to Mr. Dillon's challenge, quoted those words attributed by the Times to Mr. Boyton and Mr. Sheridan, who were acting under Mr. Dillon as organisers of the Land...

Yesterday week, Mr. Arthur Balfour, the Irish Secretary, made a

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very able speech at Ipswich on the Irish Crimes Bill, in which he showed that the Government have a very much stronger case for their Bill in the amount of existing agrarian...

The Guardian publishes the teat of much of Prince Bismarck's

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speech of Thursday week in favqnr of the repeal of the May Laws, which is full of curious matter. The Chancellor denied altogether that the Pope was a foreigner. "He is for...


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With the "ElYsarATon" of Saturday, May 21st, mill be issued gratis a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which oat be devoted to Advertisements. Advertisements for...

V.,,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The debate on Thursday was opened by Mr. E. Beckett

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(M.P. for Whitby Division of Yorkshire), who made a rather formid- able attack on the trustworthiness of Mr. Parnell's denials, illustrating his case by a denial which Mr....

The debate on the motion to go into Committee on

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the Crimea Bill dragged drearily through Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs- day, Members feeling that the subject is intellectually exhausted. Nominally, the discussion turned on an...

On Monday, Mr. Gladstone made a speech against Mr. Goschen's

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Budget He objected to the allocation of the Carriage. tax to the relief of local rates, as aggravating the difference between the burden placed on property and the burden placed...

Mr. Goschen's reply was very powerfuL Sir Stafford North. cola,

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he said, in proposing to keep 228,000,000 for the purposes of paying the interest and repaying the capital of the Debt, expressly founded his case on the elasticity of the...

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Mr. Noel A. Humphreys read a paper of much interest

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last week before the Statistical Society, on "Class Mortality," in which he drew attention to the fact that in the Peabody buildings in London, which now accommodate some 20,000...

An order recently issued by the War Office reducing the

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Horse Artillery by four batteries has greatly disturbed the minds of many officers, and a memorial against the reduction, addressed to the Secretary for War, has been signed by...

Dr. Oscar Lenz, the African explorer, who has just travelled

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from the Stanley Falls to the Zambesi, via the great lakes, though himself a philanthropist who has "never fired a shot," and who never quarrels with the natives, discredits...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 102i- to 1021.

Professor Campbell Fraser, in his very able address to the

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University of Edinburgh last week, pleaded, in effect, for resisting, for the present at least, the introduction of a liberal system of options into the pass degree for Arts...

It is stated that the Colonial Conference has already ended

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in a plan for the maritime defence of Australia. The British Government, without reducing its own squadron in the South Pacific, will provide five armed cruisers at an original...

• The North German Gazette,in an article clearly official, alludes

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to a Treaty between Russia and Austria signed in 1877, before the outbreak of the Russo-Turkish War, under which Austria was permitted to occupy and govern Bosnia and...

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THE SCHNAEBELE AFFAIR. T EE obscurity in which the actual facts of the Schnaebele case have hitherto been wrapped begins to disappear, and it becomes possible, therefore, to...


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W E are far from denying that Mr. Gladstone's mere authority as against the Budget, would have carried a greater weight even with trained politicians,—most probably with the...

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W E at least have no prejudice in favour of Irish landlords. From the beginning of the agrarian struggle, which has now lasted almost without a break for eighteen years, the...

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T EE Liberals who follow Mr. Gladstone seem to us to be making a very serious mistake, which will injure them very greatly in the country, in supporting and even fostering that...

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S OISE of the Liberal leaders are becoming so exasperated with the Unionists, that they begin to use threats to them. With a singular contempt for logic, they argue that...


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O N Monday last, the Land-Transfer Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Doubtless the near approach of so great and no beneficial a revolution in the tenure of...

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TORD DERBY spoke on Tuesday at Preston with the 4 strong common-sense which marks everything he says on economical and social questions. He is seen to greater advantage on...

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W E cannot join in the admiration which seems to be felt for Mr. W. Morris's version of the first twelve books of the Odyssey! Mr. W. Morris is a poet, and a poet in whom much...

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111HE first idea which the present quarrel between France and Germany suggests to the mind, is that nations are very boorish to each other. Those vast corporations seem unable...

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rTo mas Emma or me ”Bracraroa."1 Sut,—Having been much interested in what has recently appeared in the Spectator on portmantologisma and the other humorous freaks that Fate...


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THE EFFECT OF REDUCED TAXATION. iTo THE EDITOR OP THZ EMICT1T01."1 Sin,—In your criticism of Mr. Goschen's Budget, in the Spectator of April 23rd, there is a sentence in...

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[To TEE EDITOR or THE ”SescrAroa..) SIR,—There are two curious instances of word-twisting which may have become accepted instead of the originals. The expression common among...


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[To FRE 'Correa or vu "SracrAroa."] SIR.,—Opinions may differ as to the advisability or otherwise of discontinuing the Sunday postal delivery in the provinces ; but would any...


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[TO TRY EDITOR OE TEE SPECTATOR:1 do not think that an excess of sympathetic feeling for suffering is at the root of our weakness. That feeling is partly mischievous, instead...


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SIRj - I cannot refrain from sending you the following conclu- sion of an eloquent sermon by an Irish clergyman. Probably I am the only one among your readers who actually heard...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [FIRST NOTICE.] THIS year's is an April Academy,—one of shine and shower, but as a whole, bright with the breath of the spring and the early promise of the...


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CAME April, and beneath her feet the cloud Broke into song upon our silent bills ; Primroses wakened, thirsty daffodils Tossed up their golden cups, a merry crowd Then visibly...


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TO ALFRED I. CHURCH. AUTHOR OF THE LEGEND OF ST. VITALIS, AND OTHER POEMS.. As happy children who in careless play Scatter bright blossoms on their homeward way, So thou on...

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COUNT VITZTHITM'S MEMOIRS.* BOTH those who have read much, and those who have not, on the subject of the political and diplomatic life in England during the reign of Napoleon...

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RECENT NOVELS.* The World Below is not only a good

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story, but an ethically bracing and stimulating book. The "novel with a purpose" has a bad name, especially among readers of the more critical sort, and not wholly without...

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ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE.* Tins is almost a model book of its

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kind. As its author (or rather the chief of its two authors) says,—" The story of the conquests of Alexander has been told many times, and his name is familiar in our months as...

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about this book at once, it will be read because its subject is always fascinating, and because its author was a singularly fair-minded man, whose character was an adequate...

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HUGH STOWELL BROWN.* IT is no doubt well for the

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world to know what the leading men in all our religions denominations are like ; otherwise we should hardly have thought that the excellent man whose life is told in this volume...

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Schools of Forestry in Germany. Compiled by John Croumbie Brown,

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LL.D. (Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh.)—Dr. Brown has added another to his long list of valuable works on forestry in this country and abroad. In Germany there are no less than...

NEW EDITIONS.—The Church Missionary Atlas. (Seeley and Co.)— This atlas,

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appearing in a new and enlarged edition, is in two parts, containing respectively "Africa and the Mohammedan Lands of the East" and "India." The plan is to give both general and...

A Garden of Memories, and other Stories. By Margaret Veiny.

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2 vols. (Macmillan and Co.)—Miss Veley has included in these two volumes three stories, all of them somewhat slender in texture, but all worked out with much delicacy and skill....


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Why England Maintains the Union. A popular rendering of "England's Case against Home-rule." By A. V. Dicey, Vinerian Professor of English Law in the University of Oxford....

The "Filibuster War" in Nicaragua, by C. W. Doubleday (G.

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P. Patnam's Sons), is a record, worth reading, of a curious episode in history, given by one who took part in it. The writer expresser' a high opinion of General Walker (though...

The Mormon Poetic. By the Rev. It. W. Been, (Funk

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and Wagnalla.)—Mr. Been states the conditions of the problem to be solved very fairly. He is not captivated by the Mormon system, after the manner of Mr. Phil. Robinson. On the...

Chrsj000tomt a Study ill the History of Biblical Interpretation. By

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Frederick Henry Chase, MA. (Heighten, Bell, and Co., Cambridge; Bell and Sons, London.)—This volume contains an expansion of an essay which gained the Kaye Prize three years...