10 OCTOBER 1874

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All London was at the window in its night-dress at

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five o'clock on the morning of yesterday week, when over five tons of gun- powder exploded at North-gate Bridge, Regent's Park, in the Tilbury,'—a barge which was just making...

Half a dozen explanations are offered of this extraordinary inci-

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dent,—one being that the Count has evidence of the Prince's desire to make terms with Rome, another that he has proof of German designs on Spain, and a third that his...


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IMHE world does not yet know whether the arrest of Count Arnim, lately German Ambassador at Paris, is an "event," or only a scandal. What is certain is, that on the 5th inst....

Mr. Lowther, the Under-Secretary for the Colonies, made an amusing,

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though rather bumptious speech on Saturday to the Working-Men's Association at Thirsk. He admitted our allega- tion that the Conservative Ministry is a coalition one, saying Mr....

The cause of the explosion is still uncertain. It is

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believed to have been due to lightning. Unquestionably, a great deal of lightning was seen on the night between the 1st and 2nd of October, and up to the very moment of the...

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

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The Ultramontanes are greatly exercised about the withdrawal of the

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Orenoque,' the French man-of-war stationed at Civita Vecchia, to carry away the Pope, if he wished to go. As the Pope himself consented to its going, as he can go anywhere he...

The Debats of Thursday-declare the result of the French elec-

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tions..of Conseils-Generanx :to be as follows :—In about 1,400 elections of which the results are known, the Republicans have gained rather over 600; the Royalists about 580;...

The Commission appointed by Mr. Gladstone to inquire into the

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financial resources of the two great Universities has made its. report, and the general result is to income is as follows :- Corporate Property. Held under Trusts. University...

Some apprehension seems to exist in Constantinople of a great

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Mussulman Revival. It appears to be certain that the Sultan has abandoned his project of altering the succession, and has recon- ciled himself to his nephew Murad, and there...

The American eorrespendent of the Daily News affirms that thie

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Republicans of New York intend to nominate General Grant fora third term. They have not passed a resolution to that effect, but they have refused to pass one condemning the...

The German military authorities appear to fear that the new

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military organisation of France will place a larger force at the dis- posal of Marshal MacMahon than Germany can summon for defence. The Emperor has therefore laid before the...

The revolt of the Farmers in Cambridgeshire has been success-

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ful, and Mr. Hunter Rodwell, Q,. C., who advised them never to come to terms with the labourers till Mr. Arch had given up lecturing, has been returned for Cambridgeshire...

A report has been current all the week that a

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body of Carlists at Durango had mutinied, had clamoured for the dismissal of General Dorregaray, and on Don Carlos intervening, bad shot him in the stomach. No part of this...

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Guizot's will contains a curious confession of faith, in which

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the old statesman declares that, born a Protestant, he had used the liberty which the Protestant Church gives of inquiry and doubt, and that for some time he had held that the...

Four columns of the Times; closely printed, upon sanitary legis-

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lation is a large allowance, but Dr. Lyon Playfair's address to the Social Science Congress on Monday, long as it was, - will well repay perusal. He summed up all hygiene in the...

This day week is to be "Hospital Saturday,"—that is, we

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hope, in almost all the factories, workshops, and other industrial establishments in London, the working-men will be asked to con- tribute towards a common fund for the London...

In the discussion of the Congress on Modern Scepticism on

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'Thursday, the Rev. Professor Pritchard read a remarkable paper, intended as a kind of criticism on Professor Tyndall, one great point of which was this, — that on Mr....

Lord George Cavendish is determined that, if Mr. Gladstone does

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retire from the leadership,—which, if we may judge by his tone, Lord George would not profoundly regret,—his nephew, the Marquis of Hartington, shan't lose the chance of...

The Church Congress met at Brighton oil Tuesday, and as

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The Women's Classes in University College, London, will be opened

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next week, for the seventh time. No leas than three hundred and fifteen ladies availed themselves of these classes last year, and we may hope for another increase this year. The...

Consols were on Friday 92I-92i.

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THE ARNIM INCIDENT. P RINCE BISMARCK is beginning to make mistakes. It 1 is not necessary, in order to perceive that much, to assume, as most of our contemporaries seem...

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and, whichever way it went, his advice more influential, think it impossible to make the attempt. And it is the at- Mr. Gladstone's counsels are perfectly definite and very...

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TIIHE chief defect, as also the chief merit, of Anglo-Indians who take to English politics, to use a metaphysical term, is a certain "detachment" in their usual habit of...

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VV E do not profess to believe in the "regeneration of Turkey," whether financial or political. Political regeneration is impossible in a country governed by an ignor- ant...

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NI R. MATTHEW ARNOLD returns, in the new number of the Contemporary Review, to his curiously hopeless task of convincing people that the Bible can be read, understood, enjoyed,...


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T HE Church Congress at Brighton does not seem to be very representative of lay opinion. A few Evangelicals like Canon Ryle, and in a modified sense, Canon Fremantle, contend...

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THE SHAH'S " DIARY " rE best thing we know about the

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Shah is his account of his visit to England, just published in Teheran, and analysed for us in the Academy by Herr Schindler, a somewhat con- temptuous milk. The writer may be,...

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MHE first number of the Univers that appeared after its recent suspension. contained a very long and striking essay on Guizot by M. Louis Veuillot It was a brilliant piece of...

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A HOLIDAY IN YORKSHIRE.—I[I. (TO THE EDITOR Or Tea " SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—There is no county in England where the people stand higher in their own esteem than in Yorkshire, and...

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THE UNIVERSITIES CONJOINT SCHEME. [TO THIII sarros OF THI " 811110TATOR.1 you kindly allow me a little of your space to object, as an old public-school man and a schoolmaster,...

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Queen Spring, as she flies to her distant lands; Over land, over sea, our restless wing Tarries not, save where her footstep stands. The sunbeams flash on our ffitting breasts,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR.1 SIR,—Will you kindly allow me to correct two misprints in ray letter of last week ? The Russian Archpriest's name is not " Jongschen," but...


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go THE EDITOR OF THE 4`8PHOTATOILI SIR,-" The Sovereign of England is bound," says "An East-End Vicar," "at his or her coronation to take solemn oath against the very doctrine,...


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" ARMGART." YET, Anngart, I would yield thy felt completeness, And thy triumphal proof of power possess'd, To feel alone, deep in my soul, the sweetness Of a true faith in...


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you allow me to correct a misprint in my letter which you were good enough to publish last week? For, "A examines a report on B's form," read, "A examines and reports." May I at...

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LORD PALMERSTON.* Main NoricE.1 Tins volume of Lord Pahnerston's " Life " is, unfortunately; the last that we shall get from the pen of Lord Dalliuig and Bulwer. He did not...

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A WOMAN'S BLUE-BOOK.* IT was a happy moment when the

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thought entered Mr. Stansfeld's head that he would get "a woman's view " of a system which Report of Mrs. Nassau Senior as to the Effect on Girls of the .9ystem of Education at...

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To comprehend in one collection all, or almost all, the known portraits of Roman Emperors, Empresses, and other Imperial personages, from the fall of the Republic to the fall of...

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MR. FALCONER, though a Judge, does not write in a judicial spirit. His zeal for County Courts not unfrequently causes him to say things which his better taste, in calmer...

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THE GERMAN ARTILLERY IN 1870.* PROBABLY no campaign was ever

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recorded so fully as that of 1870-71. Nor is it fullness alone which has been displayed in the many narratives. For the most part, they are distinguished by a laudable desire to...

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IT is amusing to contrast Mr. Chamberlain's essay in the Fort- nightly Review, on the next page of the Liberal programme, with the political article in Blackwood, whose writer...

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The Spiritual Conflict and Conquest. By Dom J. Castaniza, 0.S.B. Edited, with Preface and Notes, by Canon Vaughan, Monk of the Eng- lish Benedictine Congregation. (Burns and...

Gentianella. By Mrs. Randolph. 3 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)— Before

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the end of the first volume the heroine has had three offers, and has accepted a man whom she does not love in her wrath at what she supposes to be the unfaithfulness of the man...

A Heart Well Won; or, the Life and Adventures of

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Arthur Oldfleld.. 3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)—Oar author calls his book "a tale of the modern time." Its action, for the most part, takes place in the City,. where some of the...

Materialism and the Spiritual World, by Joseph Henry Hutton, B.A.

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; and 27te Christian Name, by Alexander Gordon, MA. Two Sermons lately preached at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich. (Williams and Nor- gate.)—The Non-subscribing Churches...

Physiology for Practical Use. By Various Writers. Edited by James

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Hinton. 2 vols. (Henry S. Sing and Co.). The method and style of Mr. Hinton's book do justice to a subject which possesses unfailing interest. It begins with a chapter on "The...

Music and Moonlight. By Arthur O'Sbaughnessy. (Chatto and Windus.)—Mr. O'Shaughnesay's

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second volume will hardly win the commendations which his first volume seems to have received from critics of some authority. Certain powers are conspicuously present, notably...

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History of the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ, from the

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Death of St. John to the Middle of the Second Century. By Thomas W. Moss- man, B.A. (Longmans.)—Mr. Mossman's book is rather an essay on the Church of the Apostolic Fathers...

Wandering Fires. By Mrs. M. C. Despard. 8 vols. (Samuel

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Tinsley.) —This is the second three-volume novel that Mrs. Despard has pro- dneed this year. It has already been on our shelves for some time, so that the world need not...

Original Poems. By " Olive." Edited by R. Jasper More. (Simp-

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kin, Marshall. and Co.)—These verses are more meritorious than the ordinary run of "poems" published by request, or for a bazaar—the original intention, in this case—but...

Elvira, Lady Casterton : a Novel. By M. S. Schwartz.

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Translated from the Swedish by Annie Wood. (Richard Bentley and Son.)—Since Frederika Bremer's novels were translated into English, we have had but little acquaintance with...