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" The cow with the crumpled horn " has this

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week distin- guished itself by a greater achievement than that recorded in "the house that Jack built." On Monday last it knocked down and trampled upon the great leader of the...

The centre of apprehension as to cholera has been trans-

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ferred from the valley of the Volga to Hamburg. It is true that in Russia 75,000 deaths are officially admitted as due to cholera, and that the true number is probably twice...


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TT is stated that the Minister who represents China in I Europe, and who now lives usually in Berlin, has gone to St. Petersburg to represent that China considers herself in...

The cholera is certainly among us,—a case or two having

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been detected in London, five cases in Liverpool, and isolated cases in other places,—but there has been no outbreak yet. All ships on arrival are carefully inspected ; the...

* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The General Election and the change of Government have been

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succeeded by a remarkable lull in politics. Both parties are tired out; and while the Unionists see no use in speeches till the course of affairs becomes more clear, the...

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Mr. Labouchere cannot be satisfied without revenging him- self on

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the Queen for Mr. Gladstone's decision not to offer him a place in the Government. He publishes in Truth of this week a letter of Mr. Gladstone's, taking upon himself the whole...

Indian opinion is evidently greatly excited by the fall in

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the value of silver, which now adds more than a clear third to the cost of every family remittance to Europe, and lowers by the same amount every pension not guaranteed at a...

Not believing in Utopias, we'are not greatly interested in Peace

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Congresses ; but it must be admitted that the Inter- national Peace Conference which has been sitting at Berne has hit upon an unusually reasonable plan for promoting its ideas....

One of Lord Grimthorpe's Protestant Bulls,—we mean " Bulls "

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in the papal, not in the Irish sense,—is to appear shortly in the form of an address to the Protestant Church- men's Alliance on the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the...

Mr. Chamberlain, replying to a communication addressed to him by

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the Rev. W. T. McCormick, vicar of St. Matthew's, Brighton, discredits the report,—which is indeed absurd • enough,—that any attempt is to be made next Session to disestablish...

A terrible colliery accident occurred yesterday week in Wales. Some

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146 men were down the Park Slip coal mine at Aberkenfeg, when a terrible explosion occurred in the lowest workings, followed by the fall of roofs, and the rush of after- damp....

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It appears that the French are still profoundly prepossessed in

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favour of that kind of homicide under conventional regula- tions which is called duelling. A French jury on Tuesday acquitted the Marquis de Mores of homicide for killing his...

The Times' correspondent in Wales tells us, in yesterday's issue,

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that the failure of the Unionists in Wales was not due at all to any enthusiasm for Home-rule, for which the Welsh do not care a button, but to the belief that Mr. Gladstone and...

The new postal-order, which came into force on Thursday, requires

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the name of the payee to be filled in by the sender, and cannot be recovered, in case of theft or loss, unless the sender keeps a note of the number of the order, as well as of...

Bank Rate, 2 per emt.- New Consols (24) were on

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Friday 964.

Mr. R. J. Nettleship, Tutor and Fellow of Balliol College,

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'Oxford, and brother of Professor Nettleship, perished on Mont Blanc on Thursday week, August 25th, from the cold and exhaustion of a night passed in a bitter snow-storm, not...

The cost of the Manchester Ship Canal has already exceeded

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the original estimate by five millions, and the thirteen millions already expended will not complete it. The Chairman of the Company, Lord Egerton of Talton, at a meeting held...

The late Lord Derby's story of an Irishman to whom

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he had promised an appointment, which be inadvertently gave away to another, and whom he tried to appease by offering him subsequently another office in its place, with only...

The Daily Chronicle reports that business never was so slack

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in Tokenhouse Yard as it has been during this season, and that most of the estates offered have been withdrawn, owners, more especially trustees, being unwilling to accept the...

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LABOUCHERE AND THE ROYAL PREROGATIVE. M R. LABOUCHERE is very anxious to bring home to the Queen her presumed disinclination to have him for one of her Administration, We...

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Frederic Harrison has offered to the Gladstonian Party in power, in the form of a paper in the Fortnightly Review, headed, " How to Drive Home-rule Home," clears up a puzzle...

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T HE cholera has clearly effected a lodgment among us, and we must prepare our minds for outbursts which, in spite of the generally good sanitary condition of our cities, may in...

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W HILE the newspapers are being filled with every sort of comment and conjecture in regard to the advance of Russia in the Pamirs, the one really important and authentic piece...

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W E sometimes find Protestants in relation to whom we know a great deal better what they do not believe than what they do. We often wonder that they do not substitute a nego for...

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T HERE is evidently a. very real, while amusingly self- conscious, anxiety in a large section of the friends of the party which has just come into power, to make out that it is...

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I T is quite clear that 1892 will not be numbered among the fat years in the agricultural calendar—at least, as far as this country is concerned. The fact of hay being one of...

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A DISCUSSION has be going on in the Society for Psychical Research as to the existence and the nature of the power by which so many people manage to wake them- selves precisely...

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(THERE are still a few patches of the earth's surface left 1 in England to which no " Access to Mountains Bill " or funicular railway will give admission ; where Nature calls to...

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E LECTRICITY may do something for our cities, for it may not only give us a bright light at night, but may one day, when the means of producing it have advanced one step...

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S OME wise person, writing in the Times the other day with reference to a controversy on billiards, suggested that the game would be much improved by making the pockets fewer or...

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FROM PALESTINE TO ATTICA. As Jerusalem is the metropolis of man in his relations with the spiritual world, the city from which radiated "a light to lighten the Gentiles," not...

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MR. RHODES AND SOUTH AFRICA. [To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—In an interesting article in the Spectator of August 27th about a recent speech made by Mr. Rhodes in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the Spectator of August 26th, Mr. F. A. Channing, M.P., writes :—" By ' tenant-right,' I mean the right of a tenant to the value of...

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[To THE EDITOR 01 THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your interesting article on Mr. Greenwood's paper brings to my mind a curious dream of my boyhood—one among very many. When I was a boy...


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FRANCE OF TO-DAY.* THERE is much that is attractive, interesting, and valuable in Miss Betham-Edwards's new book. It is intended to be a complete survey of France at the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your article in the Spectator of August 20th, on what I think the insanely-foolish notion of trying to open communication with the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sra,—Permit me to differ from "A Constant Reader " as to the propriety of the restriction which he seeks to impose upon the liberty of...


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[To THE EDITOR O1 THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The writer of " A Diary in Palestine," in the Spectator of August 26th, makes a doable assumption in his explanation of " the meekness...

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THE NEW VARIORUM SHAKESPEARE.* ON a former occasion (December 6th,

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1890), in a review of the eighth volume of the important work of Mr. Furness, we gave a somewhat detailed account of the old " Variorum " Shake- speare, the last edition of...

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a masterpiece of its kind. M. Fauvel has shown himself a true lover of our Laureate's poetry ; his preface testifies to his sincerity, and his compliments to him and the proofs...

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THERE are men who lack the courage of their convictions. Of these is not Mr. Frederick Engels. He has the courage both of his convictions and his predictions. In 1845 he wrote...

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THE FORMAL ENGLISH GARDEN.* MEssas. Blomfield and Thomas have done

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a good work in putting this book together, for it may serve to give burial to certain tiresome fallacies. The mother-fallacy in this matter is neatly challenged by the title of...


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THE Fortnightly Review for September is, on the whole, a bright number, though it suffers, like every other monthly, from that division or spreading of the best work which has...

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A Little Flutter. By H. Savile Clarke. (Henry and Co.)—This

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is a volume of the " Whitefriars Library of Wit and Humour," and comes up to the character that such a series should have better than some of its predecessors. Some of the...

The Well - Spring of Immortality. By S. S. Hewlett. (Nisbet).— This

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is a " Tale of Indian Life," having for its subject the diffi- culties which surround the waking of a Christian profession. The chief character -is a fakir, whose history is...

Two volumes may be mentioned together as belonging to the

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series of "Conway and Coolidge's Climbers' Guides." (T. Fisher ljnwin.) These are The Central Alps of the Dauphiny, by W. A. B. Coolidge, H. Duhamel, and F. Perrin ; and The...


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The Book of Common Prayer, with Historical Notes. Edited by the Rev. James Cornford, M.A., (Eyre and Spottiswood).—The editor prefixes an introduction containing a conspectus of...

Italy, 1815 - 1890. By John Webb Probyn. (Cassell and Co.)— Mr.

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Probyn published the first edition of this book in 1884. He then concluded his history with the death of King Victor Emmanuel (1878). An additional chapter has now been given,...