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T HE Tory Government is unlucky at sea. Mr. Plimsoll gave it its first defeat about the merchant sailors, and now it has sustained at sea its first great misfortune. At 12.50...

The news of the week from the Herzegovina is considered

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most favourable to the Turks, but their friends are probably a little too sanguine. Three thousand Turkish soldiers appear to have entered the province, and relieved Trebinje,...

As we have said, the accident is a misfortune for

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the Govern- ment, which is rapidly acquiring a reputation for ill-luck, though not such a misfortune as it would have been for a Liberal Ad- ministration. Liberal journals do...

The intelligence from China does not quite bear out the

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sen- sational announcements of last week, but it appears to be true that Mr. Wade has warned the Government to expect trouble; that he has been kept waiting in the mud by Li...

On Saturday last, Reuter's Agency created a little scare, by

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reviving, with some histrionic and, as it seems, unfounded details, the story of an " outrage " at Porto Rico, that was originally telegraphed here some weeks ago. The true...

According to the very latest intelligence—a telegram from Vienna to

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the Standard, dated the 2nd inst.—the three Eastern Powers have informed the Princes both of Servia and Monte- negro that if they attempt to wage war against Turkey their...

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

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The parishioners of Clerkenwell are the patrons of the living,

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a vicarage worth £370 a year and we suppose some considerable fees, and they have recently been called upon to elect a Vicar. Instead of nominating a decent Committee of...

The Roman Camarilla is becoming too arbitrary even for the

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staunchest Catholics. The Nation, edited by the ablest Irish Member of Parliament, has always been distinguished for its Catholicity, differing in that respect from the...

The glories of the Cutlers' Feast at Sheffield were discounted

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this year by the visit of the Prince of Wales, and the Master Cutler failed to win a favourable answer to his invitation from so much as an Under-Secretary, a fact ingenuously...

Seo d' Urgel has really capitulated, and the Carlists have

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lost, besides the place and some prestige, the services of General Lizarraga, who was a very active and enterprising leader. He has been sent to Puycerda, together with the...

The French papers, being nearly as much in want of

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subjects as the English, and being rather at sea about the Ilerzegovina, are making a great deal of a reported split in the Radical camp. M. Naquet, it is said, has finally...

Mr. Cavendish Bentinck made another speech at Whitehaven on Tuesday

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last, in which, evidently well pleased with the success of his effort last week, he follows up his attack on Mr. Plimsoll. Indeed, he repeats with gusto the phrase "scandalous...

The last news of the Arctic Expedition that we are

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likely to have for some time was received this week from the ' Valorous,' the steamer which left in May last, in company with the 'Alert' and ' Discovery,' carrying stores for...

The Times states that the Coroner's jury which was unable

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to agree on a verdict as to the cause of the loss of the Alberta,' was very nearly unanimous. Eleven of the thirteen, says a juryman, were in favour of a verdict of...

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Some of the. Irish Registrars seem to have odd notions

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of evidence. The Registrar of Ballyshannon, for instance, recently reported that a man died in Belleek at the age of 118, whereupon the Registrar-General called for a special...

The St. Petersburg Golos is very often repudiated by the

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Rus- sian Foreign Office, and for that reason deserves attention. It states that Khokand must be conquered in the interests of order, and intimates that Kashgar may share the...

The Reports of the Inspectors under the London School Board

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give a measure of the progress that educational work has been making within the last two years. There has been a very large increase of children " upon the books," and a...

The Americans are trying to send us fruit. The '

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Ohio,' which was to leave Philadelphia for Liverpool on August 26, had on board 3,000 crates, equal to about as many bushels, of peaches, all grown in Delaware. They are to be...

Mr. B. F. Hartshorne, a Bengal civilian, in a paper

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read before the Association on "The Verldahs of Ceylon "—the wild tribe which lives naked in the forest, cultivates nothing, and uses no implement but the bow—mentioned two new...

Two serious riots, rapidly following one another, in the city

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of Montreal suggest the question whether in Canada there is no reserve of physical power to which, on an emergency, the local authorities can appeal. At present it is apparent...

The British Association dispersed on Thursday, after an un- usually

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dull meeting, made duller for Londoners by the atrocious reporting for the London papers. Not one speech, except the President's history of engineering, has been reported at...

Consols were at the latest date 94f to 94.

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THE CLERKENWELL ELECTION. T HERE is a Society, we believe, or Association in existence which devotes itself to the protection of private patronage in the Church of England. We...

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A IL telegrams from China are apt to be sensational, those who compile them sharing both the nervous apprehension of attack and the latent hope of excitement which permanently...

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O NE by one, the hopes or fears that have been excited by the Conservative Government are dying away into space. First of all, they were to witch the world with noble adminis-...

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W do not feel at all sure that the split between the Republicans and the Irreconcilables, even if it has occurred, will injure either M. Gambetta or the party of which he is...

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F OR some time the Irish have been in want of a national hero. Indeed, since the death of O'Connell no single personage has filled a large space in the Irish imagination. The...

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T HE condition of Spain is not usually quoted as the European type of hopefulness and progress. As com- pared with some of its former colonies, however, the mother- country can...

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mmi so-called Porto Rico outrage has been denuded of its .I. worst features by an authenticated statement of the facts, but the affair, so far as regards any international...

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J OURNALISTS, who of all men, or of all men next to diners- out, feel moat keenly the exceeding dulness of the times, the almost total disappearance of topics in which anybody...

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HE Baden State Railway, running in an unbroken line from the Rhine plain at Mannheim to the shores of the Boden See at Con- stance, forms two sides of that part of the Grand...

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THE BONN CONFERENCE. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] Sut,--Pray forgive me for saying that you are under a strange misapprehension, when you state that "the exclusion of...

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] Silt, —Allow me to point

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out an omission of the word " not" in your version of the second resolution agreed to at Bonn,—" The Holy Ghost issues not from the Son," &c. This omission renders the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Your admirable article anent "Captain Webb's Swim" will, I am sure, have been read with all the greater interest, because in it you...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 Sus,—In your issue of July 17th you publish a series of extracts from letters from California, in which the writer makes a some- what...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR:'] SIR, —Will you allow me to illustrate, by some details, your - argument last week in favour of giving the agricultural labourers votes? By a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:'] Sire,—Some little time ago, in the course of a discourse in South- Place Chapel, I alluded to the self-sacrificing labours of our neigh-...

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THE SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY ; ISAIAH AND JERE MIAII.* NELSON, in reporting the rout of a Neapolitan army, said, "They lost little honour in the battle, for though they lost all...

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[SECOND NOTICE.] TILE country of Cashmere is unique in position and form. It is a plain embedded among the mountains, lying at such a height above the sea as, on the one hand,...

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SIR CHARLES DILKE has done well to reprint the papers of his grandfather in a form which fits them for the library. Hitherto the student of Pope and "Junius" has had to search...

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WE have long ceased to wonder at any extravagance of which an author may be guilty in the matter of title. The idea seems to be, both with writers and publishers, that so long...

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welcome the poetical works of Campbell in the new Aldine edition of the poets. His fame is likely, we think, to be permanent, for no alteration of popular taste, no fashions in...

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MR. KINGLAKE says :—" Mr. Brookfield, ever generous, in- dulgent, and large-minded, was never the least demoralised by taking Holy Orders." What this means we can all understand...

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James Everett : a Biography. By Richard Chew. (Hodder and

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Stoughton.) — Before opening this book, we supposed that we were going to read the life of a well-known American politician. But Mr. Everett,. whom Mr. Chew describes, was a...

In Love and in Hate. 3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)—This is

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a story of the Franco - Prussian war, penetrated throughout with a strong French feeling. The Germans are represented as brutal plunderers and mur- derers; their prisons are...

Not Lancelot, nor Another. By Francis Carr. (Tinsley Brothers.)— We

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spell "Francis" with an e, and congratulate the author of this simple story, which is pretty—in the complimentary, not in the con- temptuous sense of that adjective—upon her...


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An Historical Sketch of the Native States of India. By Colonel G. B. Malleson , C.S.L (Longmans.)—Colonel 3lnlleson does not profess to give us in this volume more than a...

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The Life and Writings of St. Paul. By Francis Rivington.

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(Sampson Low.)—It was scarcely possible for Mr. Rivington to say anything new on a subject which has been so exhaustively treated by Messrs. Conybeare and Howson and by Mr....

Lissadel; or, in Stony Places: a Story. By Mrs. J.

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Pollock. (Tinsley Brothers.)—It is almost superfluous to observe that this story is told in the first person, by a young lady. That form of composition is nearly universal at...