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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

AN EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE.

THE FIRE AT ST. JOHN'S, NEW…

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EARTHQUAKE PHENOMENA AT SEA.

RUSSIAN PRISONERS IN STAMBOUL.

A VERY TERRIBLE TURK.

WAR VICTIMS.

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WAR VICTIMS. A Correspondent, "H. has sent the following letter to The Times :â Sir,âYour columns on Tuesday morning contained an appeal from Lady Strangford to enable her to send nurses and other help for wounded and sick Turkish soldiers. The appeal enforces itself by the consideration that the applicant herself, having only just returned from the East, proposes to go thither again on this work of charity. It seems ungracious to cavil at an appeal when the sincerity of the applicant is backed by per- sonal effort, risking comfort, health, and even life. But, Sir, do these excellent motives and these lavish sacrifices justify the course they propose to facili- tate? A war is going on between two countries, with both of whom England is at peace. Some of us side in opinion with Russia, some with Turkey. Lady Strangford asks the first to sink party spirit aud imitate the good Samaritan. Others may make a similar request to the second. Practically, of course, neither set of partisans will consent to such proposals, but the philo-Turk who subscribes to Lady Strang- ford's and the Philo-Russian who subscribes to some other person's hospital fund will each do what in him lies to prol(mg a struggle which ought to end as speedily as possible. Neither revolutions nor wars are made with rose- water. It is easy to denounce the cruelty of those who would help neither party. But is not this alleged cruelty the truest mercy? At all events, it is the most honourable policy. Our Government, who can- not be suspected of too much impartiality, issue,. as they are bound, a Proclamation of Neutrality. Being somewhat enforced, they strike Captain Hobart's name from the Navy List. They do only what is the duty of every neutral Power. When the war is ended we shall all do what we can to pour in the oil and the wine, not on one side less than the other. But while 15 any assistance given to either combatant utrality, and is just as unjustifi- freight ships with powder and for the use of Turk or Rus- mch Lady Strangford refers, the scene 01 ri is characteristically laid in Turkish territory, the sufferer is of the same nation with those who did the wrong; the helper being a stranger. Might I ask whether the analogy would not be more accurately followed if she, a good Samaritan of the present, were to search out, I will not say in what countryâshe knows well were to look for themâthose who have suffered God knows what wrongs at the hands of their own countrymen, and have a far better claim to the oil and wine than even the poor Turkish soldier, towards whose necessities she asks us to con- tribute?

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