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Paisley, coupled with Lord Salisbury's terse and lucid plea for further action in that direction, will make many Liberal philanthropists hesitate before they agree to postpone all social amelioration to the tinkling brass of a political revolution.

The oratory of the recess has been so copious, and promises to produce such important results, that the attention we have felt bound to bestow upon it leaves but scant space for noticing foreign and colonial events during that period. Abroad, the turbulent and bellicose action of the model Republic, France, in Madagascar and Tonquin, threatens to affect our honour and our interests; and it is impossible to feel that either are safe in the feeble hands of the present Ministry. According to Mr Gladstone's rose-coloured statement at the Guildhall on the 9th ult., the reparation granted by France to Mr Shaw and to England for the outrages at Tamatave has been ample and spontaneous. Considering that nearly half a year has elapsed since the Prime Minister startled the House of Commons from its propriety by his denunciation of the misconduct of the French naval authorities at that port, and that we are still ignorant of the nature of the amende which has been made to our insulted flag, it would appear that if the amplitude of the reparation does not exceed its spontaneity, the Government of this empire is very easily satisfied. M. Waddington, favourably known to us by his friendly and judicious conduct at the Berlin Conference, contributed to the City banquet somegraceful and reassuring phrases in vindication of the just and peaceful aims of French foreign policy. So far as that policy is influenced by him, we cordially accept his assurances; but the Kroumirs and

the Tunisian expedition, the quarrel forced on Madagascar, the attack on Annam and Tonquin, the Tricou telegram, and the undiplomatic behaviour of M. Challemel Lacour and M. Ferry towards the Chinese ambassador in France, at once rise up before us, and forbid us to regard M. Waddington as a complete representative of French foreign policy a la mode Republicaine. A test of the friendliness of that policy will soon be afforded in Egypt. Cairo is to be evacuated by our troops, unless the disaster to Hicks Pasha in the Soudan should serve to make the Government pause. If six months after that evacuation we hear of no French intrigues to regain a paramount influence over the Egyptian Government, we shall be agreeably disappointed, and admit that we misjudged the temper of those who control the foreign policy of the Republic.

Lord Derby was present at the banquet, but neither from him nor from Mr Gladstone did a word fall on the present or future condition of our great but ill-used dependencies in South Africa. That thenpolicy has hopelessly broken down both as to the Transvaal and Zululand, is too plain and palpable to be denied; and that its failure has brought with it a deplorable loss of life and property is equally undeniable. Prestige, we know, Mr Gladstone and Lord Selborne denounced and abandoned ten years ago. Mr Goschen has recently informed us that in a similar spirit he repudiates honour; but he stops at "credit." How stands British "credit," we should like to ask him, in South Africa, from Simon's Bay to the Tugela? Mr Goschen will hardly say that he expects it to be raised from its present depression by the result of any negotiations now pending between Lord Derby and the Transvaal Delegates, or any hocus-pocus which may be attempted by the Colonial Office to bring about an arrangement between Usibepu, Cetewayo, and John Dunn. Meanwhile, the effect of their miserable mismanagement has been disastrous on the trade and commerce of South Africa; and we learn from Sir Robert Lindsay, recently returned from a journey in the interior, that from one end of the Cape Colony to the other, Mr Gladstone and his colleagues are condemned and detested. The Prime Minister's platitudes about Ireland require no notice; and with commendable skill, and scarcely concealed scorn for his Liberal mentors of the press and platform, he resolutely declined to be drawn into any engagements, however shadowy, as to the course of legislation next session. Reticence on that subject, on which no Cabinets could have been held, seems to us not only natural, but necessary. Not so, however, with the decision at which the Government had arrived with respect to the Ilbert Bill. No assembly of Englishmen could have been collected together more interested in the fate and welfare of our vast Indian empire than that addressed by the Prime Minister; to none, therefore, could the announcement of the practical abandonment of that obnoxious measure have been more fitly or more gracefully made. Men of all political parties had condemned it, men of all political parties were listening to him; but, owing to what motive we know not, Mr Gladstone delegated the disclosure to a Cabinet Minister not connected officially with India, and charged him to announce the fact of Lord Ripon's retreat to a purely political meeting at Bristol. As to the manner and taste with which Lord Northbrook discharged

his ungrateful task there will probably be a general agreement. Abuse of those who had persistently brought the real issue before the country, and a disingenuous defence of the disingenuous artifices by which the Indian Government had endeavoured to conceal the overwhelming condemnation of the scheme by the local Governments and Anglo-Indian public opinion, vindicated Lord Northbrook's loyalty to his absent friend at the expense of other more sterling qualities which the country would gladly recognise in the First Lord of the Admiralty. Thus ends —if, indeed, the concession so announced satisfies Anglo-Indian public opinion—a pregnant chapter of Radical rashness, — a foolish and uncalled-for change, surreptitiously introduced, disingenuously defended, universally condemned when submitted to discussion, obstinately maintained, and, at the last moment, practically abandoned and withdrawn at a Radical meeting in a provincial city, in a torrent of angry but weak invective against its successful opponents.

The principal inconvenience arising from Mr Gladstone's silence on the question of reform is the justification it gives the rival wirepullers and manipulators of Radical public opinion to work their oracles in behalf of their antagonistic programmes until the meeting of Parliament. Meanwhile, the sober sense of the country will rally round those statesmen who prefer to ameliorate the social, moral, and physical condition of the people, rather than to embark on the perilous enterprise of subverting our present representative system in the three kingdoms, in the feeble and fallacious hope of pacifying for a time the destructive appetite of democratic reform.

INDEX TO VOL. CXXXIV.

Acre, description of environs of, 605—
its sieges, 606, 607.

Adi Alisi, a Fijian lady, 493.

'Adwun Arabs, the, 172 et scq.

Alcazar, 443.

Aly Dial), 174.

Anam, 660 el seq.

Ancbum Moor: A Historical Ballad,
by J. S. B., 635.

Arabs, The Belka, 171.

Army reforms, recent, summed up, 80.

Ashdown, the battle of, 308.

Asser's account of the battle of Ashdown,
310.

Astronomical knowledge among the Belka
Arabs, 185.

Auchmedden, Mr Baird of, 254.

Autobiography Of Anthony Trollope,
577—boyhood, 578—his mother's liter-
ary work, 5S0—residence at Bruges,
581—development of his imagination,
582—the Post Office, 583 ct seq.—Ire-
land, 585—the Barsetshire novels, 587
—later successes, 590—candidature for
Beverley, 591—method of working,
594—his critical views, 596.

Avon, the, in Warwickshire, 103, 115.

Baby's Grandmother, The, Part I.,
403—Part II., 553—Part III., 756.

Balbo, Cesare, his career under Napoleon,
379 et seq.—his recollections of Napo-
leon in 1806, 381—appointed secretary
to the Roman Commission, 382—the
"liquidation" of Illyria, 384—attached
to sanitary department, 385—the re-
turn from Moscow, 388—the fall of the
Empire, 391.

Barents, William, his description of a
bear-hunt (quoted from "Purchas"),
354.

Barsetshire novels, Trollope's, 587 ct seq.

Bay lev, Sir Stuart, on the Ilbert Bill,
127..

Bedawin, characteristics of the, 176 ei
seq.

Belka Arabs, The, 171—the Belka or
"empty" land, ib.~natural features,
172—the 'Adwan, 173—their history,
174—characteristics of the Bedawin,
176 et seq.— their courage, 178—vener-

ation for graves, 181—sacrifice of hair,
183—domestic life, 184 —camels and
horses, 186 ct seq.

Beni Sakhr, 173.

Berkshire Ridge-way, The. 305—the
Icknield Street, 306 —the battle of
Ashdown, 307 et seq.—Naked-Thorn
Hundred, 311—Churn Knob, 812-
Bishop Birinus, 313 — WallingforJ,
314—Ewelme, 315—Cuckarasley Hill,
317—Wantage, 319—the White How,
320—the Blowing Stone, 321—Way-
land Smith'B Cave, 322—the Sarsens,
323.

Beverley, TroUope's candidature for, 551,
738.

Bird-life about Bournemouth, 743.

Birinus, Bishop, 313.

Blackie, J. S., October Song By, 520—
Ancrum Moor, 635.

Blackwood, Major G. F., 788.

Blowing Stone, the, in Berkshire, 321.

Bournemouth, A Sketch From, 740—
bird-life, 743—the New Forest. 745—
Christchurch salmon, 747—wild-fowl
shooting, 749 et seq.—Lulworth Coy?,
753.

Bright, Mr, on the Ilbert Bill, 130 el
scq.—his apology for his aspersions ou
the Conservative party, 141—on the
House of Lords, 792—on "fads," 793.

Bukeia, 603.

Cabs at elections, use of, restricted,
735.

'Caesar,' Trollope's, 592.

Camel-marks among Arabs, 187.

Canal Dilemma, The : Our True Route
To India, 271—deltaic changes in
Egypt, 271 ct seq.— the difficulty with
M. Lcsseps, 274—the Jordan Valley
scheme, ib.—objections to it, 275—the
expense, 276 ct seq.—the Euphrates
Valley route, 279—strategic objections,
280.

Candahar, General Roberts's march on,
788.

Capital and Socialism, 509 ct scq.

Carew, Mr, his reports upon the dis-
turbances in Viti Levu, 488 ct seq.

Carmel, Mount, 369 ct seq.

Chamberlain, Mr, Uis scheme of Parlia-
mentary Reform, 143.
Channel Tunnel Sciieme, Special

Report On The, By J. P. M.
Charasia, battle of, 787.
Charlecote, 109.
Charnier, Admiral, his expedition against

Anam, 673 ct seq.
Cherbuliez, Victor, his 'La Ferine du

Choquard' reviewed, 190.
Chilton in Berkshire, 312.
Christchurch Salmon-fishery, 747.
Christianity, the Socialist argument

from, considered, 516.
Churn Knob in Berkshire, 312.
Cochrane, Lord, his candidature for
- Honiton, 732.

Colonial policy under Lord Derby, 800.
"ColonieAgricole" for juvenile otfenders,

59.
Coppec, Francois, his 'Vingt Contes

Nouveaux,' 4c, reviewed, 203.
Core of Mtiyen, 247.
Corfe Castle, 752.

Corrupt Practices Bill, The, 728—
new dangers to candidates, 729—the
political clubs, 734 el seq. —principal
features of the new Act, 735—Liberal
anticipations of advantage considered,
737—Trollope on bribery, 738.
Coventry, 112.

'Criquette,' by Ludovic Halevy, re-
viewed, 195.
Cuckamsley Hill, 317.
Deltaic changes in Egypt, 271 et seq.
Derby, Lord, on agriculture, 791—col-
onial policy under, 800.
Devil's Dyke, the, iu Berkshire, 311.
"Devils" or highlandmen in Viti Levu,

488 ct scq.
Dilemma, The Canal: Our True

Route To India, 271.
Dipple, Lady, 254.
Dong-nai river, 675.
"Double battalions," 75.
Double Ghost We Saw In Galicia,

Tne, 640.
Downs, the Berkshire, 305 et seq.
Dunbars of Dura, the, 253.
Dyspeptic Ministry, The, 133—ground-
less complaints of obstruction, ib.
inertness of the Government, 135—
standing committees, ib. — Minister
for Scotland, 137—Corrupt Practices
Bill, 138—Agricultural Holdings Bill,
139—Mr Bright's palinode, 141—Mr
Chamberlain's reform scheme, 143—Mr
Gladstone and his constituents, 144.
Egyptian campaign, its testimony to re-
cent army reforms, 87.
Electoral reform, prospects of, 795 ct seq.
Equality, A Glance At The Pursuit

Of, 508.
Esdraelon, Plain of, 370 ct seq.
Esfia, 368.

Ethiopian Trap, The Great : A Sequel
To The Great African Mystery, 1.

Euphrates Valley Railway, the, 279—
strategic objections to, 281,

Ewelme in Berkshire, 315.

Failures, 393—Irish legislation, ib.—the
Ground Game Bill, 394—failures in the
conduct of business, 395 — Zululand,
396—Afghanistan, 397—water - supply
of London, 397—failures in foreign poli-
cy, 398 ct seq.—failures in finance, 400.

Ferguson, James, The "astronomer,"
244.

'Fcrme du Choquard, La,' by Victor
Cherbuliez, reviewed, 190.

Finlayson, Dr, his account of the Auam-
ese army, 665.

Flours, Vallon des, 713.

Flogging in the army, 78.

Foreign policy, changes wrought in our,
by the Liberal Government, 264.

'Framley Parsonage,' 589.

France, treatment of juvenile offenders in,
57 et seq.

France And Its Results, Liberal Sub-
Servience To, 264 — change in our
foreign policy, ib. — our advances to
the French Republic, 265—the Suez
Canal fiasco, 266 — the French in
Madagascar, 269.

Fraud, A Matrimonial, 715.

Fraud And Giving Way, Government
By, 535.

FRENcn Novels, Recent, 190.

French In Tonquin And Anam, The,
660—dependency of Tonquin on China,
ib.—Tay Son rebellion, 663—Roman
Catholic missions, 664—Anamese army,
665 ct seq.—description of the coasts,
668 ct seq.—Turon Bay, 670—quarrel
with France in 1845, 672—French ex-
pedition of 1860, 673—recent French
hostilities, 677.

From St Stephen's To The Guildhall,
790.

Galicia, The Double Ghost We Saw
In, 640.

Galilee, Letters From, I., 367—II.
Jewish Agriculture, 521—III., 597.

German military models, 68.

Gladstone, Mr, his letters to his con-
stituents, 144—his promises compared
with his performances, 535 ct seq.

Glance At The Pursuit Of Equality,
A, 508—levelling down, ib.—-the di-
vision of wealth, 509 ct seq.—rise of
wages would not necessarily benefit
workmen, 513 ct seq.—the Socialist
argument from Christianity, 516 ct
seq.—the threat of a cataclysm, 518.

Gordon, Mr A., his operations against
the Fijian rebels, 497 et seq.

Gordon, Sir Arthur, his expedition
against the rebels in Viti Levu, 486
et seq.

Goschen, Mr, his Edinburgh speeches,
798.

Government By Fraud And Giving
Way, 535—Mr Gladstone's success in
misleading the public, ib.—promises
and performances compared, 537 ct
seq.—Irish policy, 541 et seq.—Zulu-
land, 547—India, 548 — Afghanistan,
ib. — Egypt, 549 — incongruous char-
acter of the Ministry, 550 et seq.

Graves, veneration for, among the Belka
Arabs, 181.

Great Ethiopian Trap, The: A Se-
Quel To The Great African Mys-
Tery, 1.

Guy's Cliff, 116.

Hadd el Gharbia, 457.

Hair sacrifices among the Belka Arabs,
183.

Halevy, Ludovic, his 'Criquette' re-
viewed, 195.

Haraam, Wady, 521.

Harrington, Lord, at Sheffield, 790.

Heather-Burning Story, A : Master
Tommy's Experiment, 234.

Hobhouse's defence of the Ilbert Bill,
Sir Arthur, 119 ct seq.

Honiton, Lord Cochrane's election for,
732.

Hope, the voyage of the, 352.

Icknield Street, the, 306 et seq.

Ilbert Bill, the, 117 et seq.

India, Our True Route to, 271.

Indian Law Commission and criminal
procedure, 122 ct seq.

Ireland, the Gladstone Government and,
541 ct seq.

Italian Official Under Napoleon,
An, 379.

James Ferguson, The "astronomer,"
244—self-made men over-glorified, ib.
Ferguson's early years, 248—his star-
maps, 250—his machines, 252 — the
Dunbars of Durn, 253—portrait-paint-
ing, 255 — mathematical toys, 257—
career in London, 258—his daughter,
260—elected to the Royal Society, ib.
—his "Mechanical Paradox," 262.

Japan, A Story Of : The Little World,
By Rudolph Lindau, 88.

Jewish colonisation, 367 et seq., 521 et
seq., 597 ct seq.—protection of, 526—
prospects of, summed up, 608.

Jordan Valley Canal scheme, 274, 374—
its effects on the country, 275—its
expense, 276.

Juvenile Offenders In France:
Three Days With, 57.

Kenilworth, 114.

Kharnib, the river, 441.

Kimmeridge clay, 753.

King Mtesa, 219—visited by Speke, ib.
—his death, 223.

Knollys, Captain, his expedition against
the Fiji rebels, 492 ct seq.

Lesseps, M. de, difficulty as to his "ex-
clusive rights," 274.

Letters From Galilee, I., 367—the
Jewish colonisation movement, ib.—a
trip into the mountains, 368—Mount
Carmel, 369—Esdraelon, 370—shores
of the Lake of Tiberias, 374 et seq. —the
Jordan Valley Canal scheme, 376—
baths, 377.

II. Jewish Agriculture, 521—jour-
ney to Safed, ib.—Jewish opposition to
colonisation, 523 et seq. — protection
of the colonists, 526—importance of
the subject to England, 527—colonists
at work, 530—requirements of colonists,
532.

III., 597—the shrine of Meirdn, ib.
—tomb of Simeon el bar Jochai, 599—
fall of its synagogue, 600—Bukeia, 60S
—Teirshiha, 604—Acre, 606—prospects
of colonisation summed up, 608.

Liberal Subservience To France And
Its Results, 264.

"Lilliard, Fair Maiden," 635.

Lindau, Rudolph, The Little World:
A Story Of Japan, By, 88.

Lingostiera, Vallon de, 710.

Little War, The Story Of A, 486.

Little World, The : A Story Of Japan,
By Rudolph Lindau, 88.

Logie Robertson, J., Tbying The
Yacht, By, 231.

Lordripon's "small Measure," 117—
Indian criminal procedure, ib.—native
jurisdiction, 118—Lord Salisbury's re-
marks, 119 — Sir Arthur Hobhouse's
defence of the Ilbert Bill, ib. — retro-
spect of criminal procedure, 121 et seq.
—the code of 1882, 125—native claims,
126 — opinions of Viceregal Council,
127—Liberal opinion at home, 130 ct
seq.

Love-story, A Polish, 326.

Low's Life Of Sir Frederick Roberts,
776—Life of Lord Wolseley, t'6.—mis-
statements about Tel-el-Kebir, 778—
the Indian Mutiny, 780 et seq.—the
Peiwar Kotal, 783 et seq.—Charasia,
787—the march on Candahar, 789.

Lowbury in Berkshire, 307.

Lul worth Cove, 753.

Macgregor, Dr, remarkable operation
by, in Fiji, 504.

Maclaurin, Colin, his patronage of Fergu-
son the astronomer, 257.

Madagascar, the French in, 269.

Magnan, valley of the, 704.

Malot, Hector, his 'Paulette' reviewed,
199.

Marocco, A Spring Trip To: From,
Tangier To Wazan, 438.

Master Tommy's Experiment: A
Heather-burning Story, 234.

Matotchkin Sharr, 356.

Matrimonial Fraud, A, 715.

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