30 JULY 1892

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For example, take the very knotty subject of Welsh Disestablishment.

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The Welsh Disestablishment Campaign Committee met on Tuesday at Shrewsbury, and insisted vehemently on not allowing this question to be postponed to any question but that of...

Moreover, Sir Charles Dilke, who is evidently re-entering public life

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with feelings as bitter as those of an outlaw, which prompt him to make his influence felt, and felt painfully, by those with whom he is prepared to act in all destructive...

The four conspirators—Milaroff, Popoff, Gheorghieff, and Jiaraguloff—sentenced to death in

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the recent political trial at Sofia, were executed at 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning. The event will, it is believed, cause great indignation in Russia; but M. Stambouloff is...


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T HE full accounts of Sir Charles Euan-Smith's conduct in Fez, which have been supplied by the correspondent of the Central News, whose letters are as clear and cool-headed as...

It seems almost certain that the Greenock seat will be

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retained by the Unionists. That, at least, is the upshot at present of the investigation, the corrected numbers being now given as follows :—Sir Thomas Sutherland (Liberal...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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At an informal consultation between some of the leading Radicals

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and Sir William Harcourt, it is understood that the duty and necessity of not postponing Irish Home-rule to other measures was generally admitted (in spite of Mr. Labouchere's...

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The Times of Tuesday gives a very interesting account of

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the Hazaras, the tribes who are just now engaged in a very serious revolt against the authority of the Ameer of Aghani- stan. They occupy the mountains between Herat and Cabal,...

The Times of Thursday contains an article, apparently inspired, intended

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to allay "the feeling of alarm which is being expressed in some quarters" in regard to Afghanistan. The condition of affairs, it admits, is "not altogether satis- factory," but...

The labour troubles at Homestead, Pennsylvania, are by no means

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over, the union men still declaring that they will in some way or other prevent the employment of the non- union men who have been taken on, and who are now working in the...

The ruins of the famous Palace of St. Cloud—the palace

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was. bombarded and set on fire, during the war of 1870-71, by the great guns of Mont Valerien—have been sold by auction, and very soon nothing will be left of a building once so...

On Monday, the House of Lords gave judgment in the

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case of Dr. Barnardo and the writ of habeas corpus sued out in respect of the boy Gossage. It will be remembered that after Gossage, who had been handed over to an organ-grinder...

The news from Uganda is of the kind which makes

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that "darker which was dark enough before." On Wednesday, the Times published a long telegram from Paris, containing extracts from a document, signed "An ex-Missionary of...

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The Queen has given the Order of the Garter to

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the Duke of Devonshire and the Duke of Abercorn, the heads of the Liberal Unionists in England and the Tory Unionists in Ireland. As the late Duke of Devonshire vacated a...

The volcanic disaster in Sangir Island,—the island between the Celebes

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and Philippine group,—on which we commented a week ago, has evidently been, as we suspected, much exag- gerated. It was bad enough in all conscience, but it did not extinguish...

There are a vast number of complaints in Ireland of

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clerical intimidation, especially in relation to the declarations of illiteracy falsely made by voters who perfectly well understood how to mark their ballot-papers, only in...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (21) were on

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Friday 96H-9614.

Mr. W. L. Jackson, the Irish Secretary, who improved his

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majority from 619 in 1886 to 1,014 in 1892, met a number of his supporters on Wednesday in the Leeds Town Hall, and remarked to them on the wonderfully close calculation of his...

At Stafford, on Tuesday, before Mr. Justice Henn Coffins, Henry

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Pugh, accused of murder, of manslaughter, and of the .attempt to commit suicide, was acquitted of all three offences under rather remarkable circumstances. On May 26th, Ann...

The Legislative Assembly of Queensland is again being -asked to

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divide the Colony into three Provinces, Northern, Southern, and Middle. Each province is to be like a province -of the Dominion of Canada, with a separate Executive and...

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THE CONFUSIONS OF THE CONSTITUENCIES. T HE General Election has at least shed a good deal of light on the constituencies. We regard that light as showing generally that the...

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T ORD SHERBROOKE'S death recalls one of the most brilliant episodes in our Parliamentary history. He had the courage to take up the cause of Conservatism when the late Lord...

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T HE full account of recent events in Morocco which has been supplied by the able correspondent of the Central News, makes it clear that Sir Charles Euan-Smith has acted wisely...

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that have been so frequent in the recent elections, there exists a suspicion—apparently a well-grounded suspicion—that in some eases, notably in Wales, the Conservatives have...

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rpHE aliguid novi which we are supposed always to get _L from Africa, is not often of a pleasant character; but of late, tidings from that country have been more than usually...

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I T is clear that the new Government intend to ask Mr. Peel to continue to preside over the deliberations of the House,—a wise decision, since Mr. Peel has won the respect of...

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M R. ALEXANDER IRELAND, in a lively octogenarian address on "The Moral Influence of Free Libraries," delivered on occasion of the opening of a new free library at Longsight,...

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T_I NDER the rather puzzling title of "The Penalty of Game," the claim of all sorts of predatory birds to protection against the game-preserver is urged by a writer in the...

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T HE game that is now generally known as the "Tug-of- War," was at one time better known to schoolboys as "French and English," under which name boys used to divide into two...

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T HE readers of Professor Nichol's admirable study of Carlyle, which Messrs. Macmillan and Co. have just published,—the best in short compass which has been written on that most...

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A WRITER in the St. James's Gazette has been raising. the very difficult question : What is the proper form of salutation between man and man, or man and woman, not belonging to...

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PIGEON-SHOOTING IN EGYPT. [To Tin EDITOR Or THE "SracTAToa.°] Sin,—As a resident of some fourteen years' standing in Egypt, who has taken some pains to become acquainted with...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THZ "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —The reviewer of Mr. Saintsbury's "The Earl of Derby '' in your issue of July 23rd, describes his author as writing "at his best, like...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THZ "EIP2CTLTOR."] SIH,—In the Spectator of July 23rd, you say of Mr. Long's defeat by Mr. Hobhouse, that it was, as you believe, "princi- pally due to the...


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" SPRCTATOR."1 SIR,—" The Chartists" is but a vague phrase. The " Charter " was drawn up by the governing committee of "The Working Men's Association." That Association was...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] SIR,—The reviewer of "Poets the Interpreters of their Age" expresses a wish that the English language had a word for the emotion the...


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"SPECTATOR."] you allow me to repeat in your columns this year an appeal which was so well responded to twelve months ago that I am encouraged to make it again ? It is to ask,...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TER "Brzor•Toa."3 SIR,—I hope I shall not be the only one to comment in- dignantly on the letter in the Spectator of July 23rd, headed " Sortes Leckyanw." The...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TILE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR.—I have read your article, and the letter signed "A Prac- tical Mistress" in the Spectator of July 23rd. If by the term "lady," you...

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[To Tali EDITOR OF TUE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The article, "Animals in Sickness," in the Spectator of July 23rd, has reminded me of the following anecdote, which was told to me some...


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SHELLEY'S CENTENARY. (AUGUST 4th, 1892.) WITHIN a narrow span of time, Three princes of the realm of rhyme, At height of youth or manhood's prime, From earth took wing, To...


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DR. ARBUTHNOT.* THE author of John Bull has been styled by Thackeray, "one of the wisest, wittiest, most accomplished, gentlest of man- kind ; " and the companions of Arbuthnot...

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RECENT NOVELS.* WE think we must ere this have made

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the remark that Mr. Marion Crawford is the only living novelist who rivals Mrs. Oliphant in versatility of invention and treatment. If so, our excuse for repeating ourselves...

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GENERAL SHERhiAN has left it on record that when he began his march to the sea, and while he and his army were plunged in space and lost to the world, there was only one man in...

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EVEN if Sir Provo Wallis had not taken a leading part in the most famous sea-duel ever fought, his memory would have been worth preserving. He formed a living link with the past...

STUDIES IN 11 - AHOMMEDANISM.* This volume is "respectfully dedicated to Islam

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in England, and to all seekers after Truth,"—words which may possibly puzzle some of our readers. For what is " Islam in England "? It is an attempt of a Liverpool solicitor of...

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The New House of Commons, July, 1892. With Biographical Notices of its Members, Recorded Polls, Comparisons with Pre- vious Elections, and Statistical Analysis. Reprinted from...

The Art of Golf. By Sir W. G. Simpson, Bart.

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(David Douglas, Edinburgh.)—This is a revised edition, stimulated, no doubt, by the volume on " Golf " in the Badminton Library. Indeed, Sir W. G. Simpson seems to have taken up...


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PROBABLY the author of How to Write a Good Play would himself agree that a more suitable title for his book would have been How Not to Write a Bad Play, and that advice on that...

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Ethnology in Folk - Lore. By G. L. Gomme. "Modern Science." (Kogan

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Paul and Co.)—Certainly enthusiasts in folk-lore, though there is nothing they like better than comparing " variants " of folk-tales, often neglect to grasp the real...

In the series of "Colonial Church Histories" (S.P.C.K.), we have

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the History of the Church in Eastern Canada and Newfoundland, by Rev. J. Langtry. The first Canadian Bishop was Dr. Inglis, of Nova Scotia (1787-1816). From this time Mr....

The Atlantic Ferry. By A. J. Maginnis. (Whittaker and Co.)

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—This is a most interesting little history of the rise of the great steamship lines of the Atlantic, and the successive types of vessels. It is copiously illustrated with...

The German Emperor. By Poulteney Bigelow. (Cassell and Co.)—Mr. Poulteney

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Bigelow is an enthusiastic admirer of William II.; he has known him from boyhood, and is himself, we are told, a staunch Republican. He is much impressed with his courage and...

The Dialogues of Plato. Translated by B. Jowett, M.A. Third

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edition. (The Clarendon Press.) —Mr. Jewett continues to make this great work more and more worthy of its reputation as one of the very best representations of a great classic...

Through Famine - Stricken Russia. By W. Barnes Steveni. (Sampson Low and

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Co.)—The reality of a famine is most strikingly brought before us in these pages. Mr. Barnes Steveni, by accompanying some of the great landowners and making house-to-house...

The Realm of Nature. By H. R. Mill. "University Extension

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Manuals." (John Murray.)—This is a somewhat comprehensive treatise, as the title seems to imply. Physiography forms the backbone ; but we have also astronomy, geodesy, physics,...

Kate Nigel. By M. E. B. Isherwood. (Digby, Long, and

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Co.)— Kate Nigel has a moral, a moral particularly pointed at young ladies spoilt at home, and then sent to a boarding-school or young ladies' seminary. It has a tragic ending,...