10 JUNE 1876

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The City is still complaining of want of business, want

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of confi- dence, and want of outlets for money. The stagnation in trade is certain, though except as regards the coal and iron trades, which are suffering from the absence of...

The House of Commons reassembled on Thursday, but not a

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question was addressed that evening to the Government on British policy in the East. The leaders of Opposition, it is said, are most adverse to any questioning calculated to...

The Commons Bill passed through Committee on Thursday night. The

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Government have accepted several amendments on matters of detail, which will no doubt improve the working of the Act. But they have steadily and successfully opposed the more...

We have stated elsewhere reasons for believing that, while the

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great Powers are for the moment pausing and deliberating, the German Emperor in particular summoning Prince Bismarck from Lauenburg, the danger of war between the Porte and...


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T HE Revolution in Constantinople has been followed by the death of Abdul Aziz, on the 4th of June. According to the official account, he committed suicide, cutting the arteries...

The Medical Council and the other medical gentlemen who signed

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their petition to the House of Lords at the soirée of the Medico- Chirurgical Society the other night, are somewhat defi- cient in political sagacity, when they ask, as they do,...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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The debate in the French Assembly on the Government's modi-

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fication of the Universities Act of 1875 have been very hot and somewhat protracted. The proposal of the Government is, as our readers are probably aware, to leave the teaching...

The Italian Government is evidently not disposed to be for-

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gotten in the settlement of the Eastern question, in which, as a Mediterranean Power, it is directly interested. According to a semi-official article in the Diritto, Italy has...

The Orleans Princes have requested permission of the French President

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to transfer the remains of Louis Philippe, Queen Amelie, the Duchesse d'Aumale, Prince de Conde, and five child- ren of the House to the family burial-place in Normandy. The...

The Wesleyan Conference has virtually conceded the demand of the

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Laity for equal representation in the governing body. The representative Committee of Laymen and Ministers to whom Conference remitted the question, after three days' dis-...

According to all the accounts received from Constantinople, the action

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of Murad V. in the Revolution was not of the most digni- fied kind. Bred up in seclusion, closely watched by his uncle, and aware that his life was in danger, he at first...

and will sit for three days. According to the correspondent

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of the Times, of 700 members already elected, 302 are pledged to Mr. Blaine, a moderately honest "politician ;" 124 to Mr. Morton, a Southern Radical ; 80 to Mr. Bristow, the...

It is announced that Lord Northbrook, as was expected, has

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been promoted two steps in the Peerage, becoming Viscount Baring and Earl of Northbrook. The reward has been earned by severe and in many respects disagreeable work in India,...

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The great French novelist Georges Sand (Madame Dudevant), whose French

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style was perhaps as near to achieving the perfect expression of her thought as any literary style which the world has ever known, died on Thursday, at the age of seventy-two....

The Yunnan Mission has reached Calcutta, having marched safely through

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China from east to west, having investigated the murder of Mr. Margery, and having been. treated with distin- guished consideration. We have not therefore to avenge the --murder...

Mr. Newmarch republished the old economical gospel of laissez- faire,

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and warned Government against, such interference with matters better left to the disposal of private interests as the recent Tenant Farmers' Bill. Mr. Gladstone took very...

Lord Sandon's Education Bill does not seem to win much

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more favour from the more powerful religious sects than it obtains from the friends of universal compulson. On Monday the Wesleyan Education Committee passed resolutions that it...

A very strange and ugly accident happened this day week

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at St. George's Hospital, in Grosvenor Place (Hyde-Park Corner). About an hour before noon, a little water was observed to be trickling from a great tank erected at the top of...

The Political Economy Club had a great show-meeting on the

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Thursday in last week, to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations ;" but as usual at such ceremonials, the practical statesmen...

Mr. Tegetmeier gave a lecture on Thursday at the Zoological

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Gardens on carrier-pigeons, in which he said that they are being trained every where in Germany to keep up communication between the fortresses and the neighbouring towns in...

A great Permissive-Bill demonstration was held in Hyde Park on

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Whit Monday, in spite of a drizzling rain, some 40,000 people having assembled to do honour to Sir Wilfrid Lawson and sup- port his demand. Cardinal Manning also addressed the...

Consuls were on Friday 931 to 98j.

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overt war. or not, can alter the position, which is

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briefly this,—that the But although we think there are signs of this hesitation, Insurgents will not yield, and that Murad must either make we do not believe that peace or war,...

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unsatisfactory to the country,— though we doubt whether the country cares a jot about the matter,—than its present position in relation to Foreign Affairs. Mr. Disraeli, who is...

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M R. GLADSTONE has not only made a speech within the last ten days, which shows how his mind is turning on the subject of Endowments, but he has published a paper in the...

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A MOST important change is about to be made in the organisation of the Wesleyan community. After years of controversy, it has been resolved that the supreme Governing Body of...

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A LAMPLIGHTER at Brentford has been sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, with hard labour, for neglecting to light thirty-five street lamps. There was no question as to the...

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W E quite agree as yet with Sir Hugo Mellinger, when, looking " at men and society from a liberal-menagerie point of view," he piques himself on the difficulty of classifying...

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T HE melancholy Spring through which England has this year passed—a spring only to be distinguished from winter by the want of elasticity in the air, and by the steady malice of...

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I N the curious map of modern theology contributed by Mr. Gladstone to the new number of the Contemporary Review, he attributes "an almost unrestrained freedom of movement" to...

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HERZEGOVINA. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—It is to be hoped that the report referred to in the Spectator of May 20, that Lord Derby has complained, in his note...

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"REJECTED." [A PICTURE IN THE ROYAL ACADEMY, BY MARCUS STONE.] HER little face is white with woe, Her downcast eyes are wet ; She had not meant to grieve him so, At least,—at...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [LAST NOTICE.] IN our last notice we gave a general survey of the works in the first five rooms, and we now proceed to mention the remainder. In the sixth...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR,"] SIR,—For some time past I have noticed in your journal letters and articles referring to the wonderful powers of dogs. As I was myself much...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] write little and read less, but on Sundays—my only day of rest—I think a good deal, and it seems to me that nine-tenths of the arguments and...

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WRITINGS AND LEITERS OF DR. WHEWELL.. WE should have supposed that such a work as the one before us would have been a labour of love to a Fellow or an ex-Fellow of Dr. Whewell's...

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UP TO THE MARK.* Mits. DAY'S novels are remarkable for

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two rare qualities, —loftiness of motive and conscientious carefulness in execution. Frivolity, either of mind or manner, is totally foreign to her ideas and tastes, and she is...

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MR. LESLIE STEPHEN'S "HOURS IN A LIBRARY."* This volume contains

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eight essays, which have already appeared in well-known periodicals, and have, for the most part, we believe, received a brief notice in these columns. We are glad to find them...

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a Notes of Fire Voyages of Sport and Discovery in the Neighbourhood of Spitsbergen and Novaya Zemlya. By James Lamont, F.G.S., F.H.G.S. London: Chatto and Windue. 1876. THOSE...

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The Fortnightly Review, for June. (Chapman and Hall.) — The Fort- nightly

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is full of good papers. Mr. Lyulph Stanley supplies an analysis of the English and Scotch "Domesday Books," which shows, among other striking facts, that 4,500 persons own half...


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The Contemporary Review, for June. (Strahan.)—The article of the number is, of course, Mr. Gladstone's, on "The Courses of Religious, Thought," mentioned elsewhere ; but there...

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Macmillan's Magazine, for June (Macmillan), begins with an article worth

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much more than the price of the magazine, in which Mr. D. Mackenzie Wallace describes the working of Russian village com- munities, and especially the authority, constitution,...

Old Truths in a New Light. By the Countess of

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Caithness. (Chap- man and Hall.)—Another book to reconcile material science with spiri- tual science and Scripture. If the work is not accomplished, it will not be for the lack...

Blackwood's Magazine for June. (Blackwood and Sons).— Contains the first

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part of "A Woman-hater," a story the author- ship of which is not stated, but which, if style be any guide, is by Mr. Charles Reads; a good paper of the kind only met with in...

Dukie : a Novel. By Lois Ludlow. (S. Tinsley.)—If, as

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we imagine, this is a first attempt on the part of "Lois Ludlow," we can honestly say there is a good deal in it to encourage her to try again. The plot is well conceived and...

Fraser's Magazine, for June. (Longmans.)—Fraser has an article on "Lord

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Macaulay," which, despite the many articles written about him, can still be read with pleasure, both for its matter and its style. It is as just an estimate as an estimate...

French Political Leaders. By Edward King. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Mr.

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King's book, which comes, we suppose, from the other side of the Atlantic, is a little behind the time, having been written during the existence of the late Assembly. Things...

The Cornhill Magazine, for June. (Smith, Elder, and Co.) — Two new

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stories are commenced in the Cornhill, one of which," Carla," promises exceedingly well ; while the other, "Lord Fairland's Secret," is as yet built too completely on the...

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Houses and Housekeeping. By Lady Barker. (William Hunt.)—A very sensible

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and interesting little book, by an author who has had plenty of experience, and knows how to avail herself of it. They must be very good managers, indeed, who will not get some...

A Fight with Fortune. By Mortimer Collins. 3 vols. (Hurst

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and Blackett.)—The reviewer will get tired of criticising Mr. Mortimer Collins's faults long before he gets tired of committing them. Here, for instance, we have, as usual, a...

Christianity and Science: a Series of Lectures delivered in New

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York in 1874. ByA.ndrew Peabody. (Sampson Low.)—It appears that in New York there are lectures periodically delivered, after the fashion of our Boyle lectures, their object...

Life's Aftermath. By Emma Marshall. (Seeleys.)—The scene of the story

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is laid, as the author says, among "a quiet people,"—among the "Friends," that is to say, whose life is described with sympathy and respect, though the writer's leanings to...

Poems. By Edward G. A. Holmes. (Henry S. King and

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Co.)—We do not think the worse either of the promise or the performance of Mr. Holmes's work that it manifests the influence of poets of the day,—that the' Fir Wood" and "The...