6 AUGUST 1892

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The Daily News of Wednesday gives some further extracts from

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the alleged secret Russian documents that are being given to the world by M. Stambouloff's organ, the Svoboda. According to these, M. Hitrovo wrote on January 20th, 1888, to the...

The news from the "roof of the world" is very

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likely exaggerated, but if authentic, it may prove serious. Accord- ing to the Simla and St. Petersburg correspondents of the Times, telegraphing on Tuesday and Wednesday,...

The elections for the Councils of the French Departments show

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150 gains for the Republicans,—another sign that the Reactionaries and Monarchists of all shades of opinion are losing ground, and that the Republic will soon be uni- versally...

The Spaniards during the past week have been keeping, at

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Huelva, the four-hundredth anniversary of the depstimre of Columbus on his voyage of discovery. The chief feature of the fetes has been the caravel 'Santa Maria,' an exact model...

Mr. Blake's speech at the Eighty Club on Thursday was

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the speech of an accomplished debater, but contained no evidence of any originality in reference to the difficulties of the Irish problem. Indeed, it was tainted from beginning...


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T HE new Parliament met on Thursday, and at once pro- ceeded to re-elect Mr. Peel as Speaker. Sir Matthew Rid- ley, in very cordial and well-chosen language, congratulated the...

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

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The" International Congress of Experimental Payahology

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has been meeting this week, and no doubt the full reports of some of the papers and discussions will prove to be very in- teresting ; but there is not much nutriment in the...

On Saturday, Prince Bismarck had an almost Royal recep- tion

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at Jena,—thousands of people flocking into the town to see the great statesman out of place, and lining the streets in spite of the pouring rain. He was received in state at the...

We have always held Mr. Childers to be one of

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the most clear-sighted as well as one of the most moderate members of the Liberal Party ; and it is remarkable that the editor of the Nineteenth Century, Mr. James Knowles,...

The Bishop of Chester (Dr. Jayne) has followed up the

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suggestions of an admirable speech which he made a year or two ago on the subject of reforming the places of refreshment rather than reforming them away, by a very able letter...

In Wednesday's Times was published a letter from the Duke

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of Argyll to Mr. John Ogilvy, Secretary to the Dundee Radical Association, in which the Duke challenges Mr. Gladstone's, right, at eighty-three, to claim the kind of allegiance...

Sir A. Geikie's address to the Edinburgh meeting of the

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British Association was delivered on Wednesday, and was one of the most popular and interesting of recent years. Of course it was concerned with the subject of geology, and gave...

The Lord Chancellor read on Tuesday the very important (and

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unanimous) decision of the Judicial Committee of the- Privy Council in the case of "Read and others versus the- Bishop of Lincoln," to which we have called attention in. another...

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Baron Hiibner, the diplomatist who died on Saturday last at

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the age of eighty-one, was a remarkable instance of how men of humble or doubtful origin sometimes rise even in coun- tries like Austria, and in professions supposed to be the...

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

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Friday 96-i-97.

There is nothing so old as our newest Socialist crazes,

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as is proved by a correspondent of the Daily News (Thursday), who has unearthed a prayer in favour of fair rent which was approved by the ecclesiastical authorities some three...

The Shelley Centenary was celebrated at Horsham on 'Thursday, when

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Mr. Gosse delivered a temperate and judicious panegyric on the poet, though we cannot at all agree with, if we rightly understand, the remark that "no other poet swept so...

Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson, in a letter to Tuesday's Times, states

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that in his apology for vivisection before the Medical Association, he had declared that for twenty years he had never himself practised it, but that he did not think it...

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Saturday decided

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a curious point of law in regard to the patria potestas. A certain Mr. Smart, of Ontario, was hopelessly addicted to habits of intemperance, and his wife, a lady of means,...

On Tuesday, Mr. Charles Booth gave some important evidence before

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the Labour Commission in regard to dock- labour on the Thames. The great difficulty is the casual -character of the labour employed. He would, therefore, -establish a central...

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THE VOTE OF WANT OF CONFIDENCE. I T is, of course, perfectly true that no quality or quantity of debate will prevent a Parliament elected with a majority against Ministers from...

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heartburning would have been saved if thedndicial Committee of the Privy Council had always approached ecclesiastical cases in the spirit dis- played in the judgment delivered...


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W E should be very sorry to assume that the choice of Mr. Asquith as the mover of the amendment on the Address expressing want of confidence in the Govern- ment, is an...

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I N the current number of the Contemporary Beview, Mr. Sidney Webb, one of the young lions of the London County Council, and chief exponent of the doctrine of the Collectivist...

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us trust he will make good use of it, and leave as good an impression behind him after his second as after his first administration of our Foreign Affairs. He comes into office...

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naturalist, an Aberdeen Professor, two retired Civil Servants, and Mr. H. G. Hewlett, give their reasons in the Nineteenth Century for having voted for Gladstonian candidates ;...

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I F we ask ourselves why there is so much alloy in such popular enjoyments as those of a Bank Holiday, we suppose the answer would be, in nine cases out of ten, that there is...

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T F we are to judge from the advertisements that are con- stantly appearing in the Times and other newspapers, it is by no means an uncommon thing for "ladies of title" to take...

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riE address of the President of the British Association may be said to give the key-note to the proceedings of its annual meetings. No doubt the ordering of the sections and...

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M R. FREDERICK GREENWOOD'S very able and interesting paper on "Imagination in Dreams," in the current number of the Contemporary Review, is all the more valuable as an essay...

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THE MAORI OF TO-DAY. Two very interesting bits of information have within the last few months been received in this country from New Zealand. One is to the effect that the...

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THE SOCIAL LEGISLATION OF THE TORIES. [To THE EDITOR OF TRH "SPECTATOR."] SIE,, - -One day last week I was thrown by chance into a company of six or seven politicians, who...

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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."' Sin,—It is strange that your correspondent, "V.," does not perceive that it is he, and not I, who has fitted Mr. Lecky's cap upon the heads...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The complaints of Lord Salisbury, on which you comment in your issue of July 30th, are not confined to the Tories. Most of the Liberal...


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[To THE EDITOR 07 THE " spicTATos."] SIR,—It was scarcely necessary for the Chairman of the East Wilts Liberal Association to ask what the Spectator thinks of one of the...

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[To TR. EDITOR OF THR " SPECTATOR."] take it that the connection between a master and his maid-servant is of the parental kind, and that his method of casual recognition out of...


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[To TR. EDITOR OF TN. " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—" The true secret of politeness," says the Spectator, "is to describe people as they like to be described." But may not the liking be a...


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THE SEA-SONG. THERE is no song unto the sea unknown. With wild dance-melodies and laughter low, Its happy ripples frolic to and fro ; With passionate love-lays breathed in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The use of the word " disappointment " in Norfolk to express agreeable surprise, as stated by your correspondent in the Spectator of...


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[TO TR. EDITOR OF TER " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The writer of the article on Dr. Arbuthnot in the Spectator of July 30th, has spoken in so kindly a manner both of Arbuthnot and of...


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ADDISON.* "EVERY schoolboy," to use Lord Macaulay's phrase, has, he would like to think, read his essay on Addison, which is exhaustive in its information as in its abundant...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTA11011.1 SIE,—Nearly all the villages and esbahs in Egypt possess large pigeon-houses, the birds being encouraged for the sake of their guano,...

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Mits. CLIFFORD has achieved a success of a very unusual and remarkable kind in this book. She has had• the extreme daring to take for the subject of her story the romance of an...

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Ix many cases, the addition of a second name to the author- ship of a book does not mean very much ; in The Naulahka, we fancy, it means a good deal. Whatever may be his short-...

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Tars work is described by the late Cardinal Manning, in a short prefatory note, as the first-fruits of the liberal policy of Leo XIII. regarding the archives of the Vatican. A...

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SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.* THE miniature by Isaac Oliver, from the

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Royal Library of Windsor, which is engraved as the frontispiece of this little volume, presents to us a singularly gentle and reflective face and well-turned limbs, with the...

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THE Magazines this month are too full of the elections. Perhaps that was unavoidable, but the result is wearisome. For example, the Nineteenth Century leads off with eight...

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Adventures of an Orchid - Hunter. By Albert Millican. (Cassell and Co.)—The

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reader who is not repulsed by the flippancy of the opening pages of this volume, will find himself rewarded for his intrepidity. It contains a very interesting and. graphic...

England under the Coalition. By P. W. Clayden. (T. Fisher

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Clayden has written under this title a gigantic pamphlet, running to nearly six hundred pages. Such a book seems to be a mistake, quIte apart from any misstatements and...

The Muses' Library : The Poems of Andrew Marvell. Edited

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by G. A. Aitken. (Lawrence and Bullen.)—One might be almost inclined to believe that there were two Marvells,—the poet who wrote "The Coronet," "The Nymph and her Fawn," and the...

The Faiths of the Peoples. By J. Fitzgerald Molloy. 2

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vols. (Ward and Downey.)—The reader will scarcely expect from Mr. Molloy any exact or comprehensive view of the very large subject which he has here undertaken to deal with. But...

A French Eton. By Matthew Arnold. (Macmillan )—In 1859, Mr.

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Matthew Arnold, visiting France to examine the conditions of primary education in that country, took the opportunity of seeing something of its secondary schools. In 3864, he...

The Cathedral Churches of England and Wales, by W. J.

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Lof tie (E. Stanford), describes thirty-six cathedrals, illustrating his description in twenty-nine instances with plans. It is a pity that he did not make the number of the...


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Mothers in Council (Wells Gardner and Co.) is a well got-up magazine, edited by Miss Yonge, and started a year and a half ago in connection with the Mothers' Union, and intended...

Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode publish a new edition of The

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Variorum Reference Bible. The editors are, for the Old Testament, Professors Cheyne and Driver ; for the New, Mr. R. L. Clarke and Professor Sanday ; and for the Apocrypha (a...

The Life of George Mason, 1725 - 1792. By Kate Mason Rowland.

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2 vols. (G. P. Putnam's Sons.) —George Mason was a Virginian planter who took a prominent part in American affairs during the War of Independence and the settlement which...

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Two volumes may be mentioned together for the benefit of

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all such as may be interested in the subject. These are : How to be Married, in AU Ways and Everywhere, by Thomas Moore, M.A. (Griffith, Ferran, and Co.) ; and Lawful Wedlock,...

Alcohol and Public Health. By 3.3. Ridge, 31:D. (H. K.

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Lewis.) —Dr. Ridge's remarks are well worth considering, but his facts are certainly not beyond question, and his conclusions occasionally disputable. "Two-thirds" is certainly...

Norway and the Norwegians. By C. F. %eery, M.A. (Percival

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and Co.)—The visitor to Norway cannot do better than supply himself with this volume. It is not a guide-book ; but it is a most intelligent and useful guide, in the best sense...

In the Track of the Russian Famine. By E. A.

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Brayly Hodgetts. (T. Fisher lJnwin.)—Mr. Hodgetts travelled through the famine-stricken districts of Russia, and communicated his im. pressions and experiences by means of...

Walt Whitman. By William Clarke, M.A. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—A

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reader will get a favourable idea of Walt Whitman from this volume ; whether more favourable than is justified, we shall not now undertake to say; but for an able criticism of...

Professional Papers of the Royal Engineers. Edited by Captain W.

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A. Gale, R.E. Vol. XVII., "Occasional Papers." (W. and J. Mackay, Chatham.)—The volume is wholly occupied by a treatise by Major Moore on "Sanitary Engineering," a subject which...

We have received the first volume of what promises to

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be a monumental work, The Memorial History of the City of New York, edited by James Grant Wilson (New York History Company). The editor proposes to give the history of the great...

Popular Readings in Science. By John Gall, M.A., and David

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Robertson, M.A. (Archibald Constable and Co.)—This is the second volume in the series of " Constable's Oriental Miscellany," intended in the first instance for the use of Indian...

A new volume of The Pulpit Commentary (Kegan Paul, Trench,

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and Co.) completes the Book of Ezekiel (chap. xxii.-end). The Ex- position is from the pen of the late Dean of Wells, the Homiletics by the Rev. Professor W. F. Adeney, and the...