12 JULY 1873

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T HE Lords and the Comm ons have had a rather sharp brush this week on the subject of the Commons' amendment on the Judicature Bill, which transfers the Scotch and Irish as well...

A disagreeable but important telegram from Calcutta reached London on

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Friday week. The tenants of Pubna, a county near Hooghly. but on the other side of the river, had their rents increased by their landlords. They rose, and declared they were...

The French Government is determined to pay no honour to

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M. Thiers. He is utterly neglected, and M. Vilain had to make a motion that the Assembly receive seats at the Review in honour of the Shah, in order to secure him a fitting...

The Shah has been fairly received in France, but without

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much cordiality. M. Buffet received him, as President of the Assembly, and afterwards Marshal MacMahon, and the Shah was royally lodged ; but the people did not cheer, and the...

On Thursday, Mr. Gladstone made a statement in the Com-

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mons with reference to this challenge of Lord Cairns, which Mr. Disraeli, emulating Lord Cairns, tried to snuff out as out of order, but to which he was compelled to listen,...

Mr. Gathorne Hardy proposed yesterday week to exchange - the

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highest Court of Ecclesiastical Appeal,—the Judicial Com- • mittee of the Privy Council,—for the new Appellate Court, and found himself supported by personages as heterogeneous...

On Thursday, Lord Carnarvon asked a question of Lord Kimberley,

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as to whether the recent accounts from the Gold Coast, published in the Times, were true. Two African steamers having gone to the bottom, the Colonial Secretary officially knew...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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The Government have hit en a- via media,--if it be

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a via- rnedia,—in relation to the O'Keeffe case, and the evidence on which we commented last week. The Marquis of Hartington, has addressed a letter to the Commissioners of...

The Government was defeated on Friday week on a grave

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sub- ject in a rather discreditable way. Mr. Plunket moved that the salaries of Civil Servants in Ireland were inadequate, and attempted to show that £300 a year was now only...

The Select Committee on the Game Laws have presented their

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report, the main proposals of which are these. Day poaching- should cease to be a crime, but the owner should have a right of warning a trespasser, and if he persists, in...

Mr. Richard (M.P. for Merthyr Tydvil) won a battle against

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the Government on Tuesday,—carrying by a majority of 98 to 88 ]TIiSH resolution for an address to the Crown, "praying her Majesty that she will be graciously pleased to instruct...

And Mr. Plimsoll loves sailors not wisely, but too well.

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Mr. Plimsoll had given the following answer to a question put to him before the Commission of Inquiry :—" You do not really wish the Commission to understand that the Board of...

The first Massacre of the Innocents has been completed. On.

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Monday night Mr. Gladstone gave notice that he saveno prospect- in this Session of the attention being given to Mr. Lowe's Bank- Notes Bill which it would require. It is...

For some reason which we entirely fail to understand, all

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the- details of a duel between M. Paul de Cassagnac and M. Ranc have been flashed by Renter over Europe. The combatants had been engaged in a sharp literary war, when M. Ranc-...

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There seems to be nothing which exercises the Bishops of

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our National Church so much as the sin of schism, and the Bishop of Lincoln has just been tackling it in a manner very character- istic of the Episcopal Bench. Consulted by a...

A man named Reuben Allender Berson, who calls himself a

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graduate in honours, and is certainly a man of attainments, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years' penal servitude for bigamy. He seems to have passed his life in marrying...

The Commander-in-Chief has complimented the Engineers in a published order

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on their performance at Chatham last week. This official notice of course replies sufficiently to the rumour that the same high authority was heard to declare on the spot that...

The Cholera is certainly at Venice, and in what is

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deprecat- ingly termed a " sporadic " form at Vienna, where eight fatal cases had occurred at the beginning of the week. There, how- 'ever, it is not termed cholera, but "a...

Mr. Downes, the Missionary recently arrested by the Govern- ment

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of Peshawar, does not appear to see the falsity of his posi- tion. He says he wanted to enter Kafiristan, a district in the Hindoo Koosh, and preach the Gospel there, so he went...

A writer in the Times declares that the true way

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to extirpate tigers in India is to offer heavy rewards for the beasts' heads, rewards which will induce the Shikarrees to pursue them to ex- termination. We doubt that. If we...

Who shall say that the calm simplicity of the soldier,

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which 'Thackeray so often tried to describe, has departed from among us? Lord De Kos on Monday rose to complain that in the examination at Woolwich "Romeo and Juliet" was one of...

There is scarcely any news from Spain, but it is

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evident that the Irreconcilables are cowed. The Government has massed 9,000 troops and 4,000 Guardia Civile in Madrid, and the Irre- concilables are not prepared to face them....

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921.

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1 T does not do in a Parliamentary State to take back power at your adversaries' request. That is, to our minds, the first and, indeed, the only lesson of the second half of...


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LORDS AND COMMONS. T HE dispute which has arisen at the instance of Lord Cairns as to the power of the House of Commons to originate an amendment on the Judicature Bill which...

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T HE Prime Minister invited the little defeat of Tuesday night, by speaking to all intents and purposes for Mr. Richard's motion, and then inviting the House to vote against it....

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W E entirely approved Lord Kimberley's action in selling our reserved rights in Sumatra, which were of no use to anybody, for the Dutch settlements in Western Africa, which made...


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W E do not see, from the telegram in the Daily Telegraph, that Sir S. Baker has accomplished quite so much as his first rather boastful message indicated, or enough to be...

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T HE Appendix just issued, containing the Report of the evidence given before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the working of the Endowed Schools' Act, forms an...

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T HERE is something almost comic in the newly developed Conservative respect for the Press. After having defied the newspapers all their lives, taxed them, denounced them, and...

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T HE Popular Science Review for July contains some Interesting but too brief remarks by Mr. Leith Adams on the Mental Powers of Birds, which it is interesting to define...

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THE LATE ANTI-CONFESSIONAL MEETING. [TO TRH EDITOR OF TRH " SPECTATOR:'] SIR,—It is commonly said of the Spectator, with reference to religious parties, "It smiles on the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the first paragraph of his letter to you Mr. Chamberlain says that the National Education League had "every reason to be satisfied"...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —I have just read your article on "German Cookery," and cannot refrain from seizing my pen. I must complain of your supercilious tone...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR.") Sfit,—My attention has been drawn to a letter in your journal of June 28th, on the "Association for the Organisation of Academical Study,"...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE `` SPECTATOR:] Sin,—Is it not better that all workers of both seies should be trained to help themselves rather than to seek protection from Parliament? I...

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"SPECTATOR."] "SIR, —Allow me to make an explanation of one matter alluded to in your flattering notice of my article on "The Brontiis" in the onrrent number of the Cornhill...


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"THE WELLINGTON CORRESPONDENCE ON CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION.* [SECOND NOTICE.] ALTHOUGH Wellington remained opposed, until the occurrence of the Clare election, to actual...

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THE BATH ARCHIVES.* Sin GEORGE JacitsoN's mother, a letter-writer and

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receiver of the old times, when relatives discussed public affairs, retailed good stories, and turned their phrases neatly in domestic corre- spondence, never destroyed the...

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ECCLESIASTICAL REFORM we all wish for, but how far do we all wish for the same kind of reform ? Can we—to revive the phrase which those of us who remember the old Parliamentary...

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FRENCH ARTISTS IN EGYPT.* FAYOUM is situated in central Egypt,

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near the boundaries of Lower Egypt, and it contains within itself, and is surrounded by, places of much historic interest, sacred and secular. So thought a party of artists ;...

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AMONG the flood of books which rush into the world every day, jostling each other for the public favour, there is great chance that a modest new writer, with nothing factitious...

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IN 1852 Mr. Maurice thus addressed Mr. Thomas Erskine, in dedicating to him his Prophets and Kings of the Old Testanzent:—"It is more than twenty years since a work of yours...

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THE Author of Guy Livinygtone has come out in.s new character ; instead of a novel, he favours us with a book of travel ; at least, we presume that is the term he would wish to...

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Victories and Defeats. By Colonel R. P. Anderson. (Henry S.. King and Co.)—This work is rightly entitled "an attempt" to explain the causes of victories and defeats, and we have...

Hilksden on the Moors. By Rosa Mackenzie Kettle. (Samuel" Tinsley.)—Miss

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Kettle is already known to the public by "The Mistress. of Langdale Hall," a tale which was very favourably received, not only for its owia sake, but because it was proclaimed...

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Too Soon : a Study of a Girl's Heart. By

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the Author of "Patty," .&c. 3 vols. (Bentley.)—This " study " is sufficiently clever and, in some respects, true to nature, but the effect which it produces upon the reader is...

Katherine's Trial. By Hohne Lee. (Smith and Elder.)—It must be

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allowed that the trial of Miss Katherine Elliott, alias Fenwick, was a somewhat severe ono. The Lady Clare of Mr. Tennyson's ballad was doubtless but ill pleased to find that...

Studies in Troop - Leading. By Colonel I. von Vordy du Vernois.

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(Henry S. King and Co.)—This is the translation of a well-known and highly-commended German military book. The English translator is Lieutenant Hildyard, list Highlanders, who...

Bush - Fighting. By Major-General Sir James E. Alexander, K.C.T.S., F.R.S.E. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)—" ' Bush-fighting ' is a comprehensive - term for warfare conducted in forests, in broken ground, and on the hill- side. Wherever cover can be got, in attack and...