12 OCTOBER 1867

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Affairs look badly in France. The middle classes and the

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lower sections of the Army are bitterly annoyed with the failures in foreign policy ; the Parisian bourgeoisie hold Mexican coupons which they thought guaranteed, but which have...

The accounts of the week from the Roman States are

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so con- flicting as to be almost unintelligible. There seems no doubt that the Italian Government is arresting invaders, that armed parties, native or other, have appeared in...

The Resolutions are preceded by a preamble, in which the

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Bishops first give hearty thanks for being thus brought together,—a thankfulness which some of them felt in a very questionable form ; secondly, express deep sorrow at the...

The Cork Examiner, a very trustworthy journal in such matters,

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states that a few months since Lord Stanley requested Cardinal Antonelli to inform him whether the Irish Catholic prelates would accept an endowment. The Vatican professed...

The sixth resolution declares the whole Church "deeply injured by

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the present condition of the Church in Natal," and again a committee is appointed to report how the Church is to be deli- vered from this scandal and "the true faith...

There has been a deal more Church than State about

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the last few weeks. The Bishops who did not join the Conference are making up for it by all charging at once ; the Church Conference has overflowed far into this week ; the Duke...


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P ARLIAMENT will, it is stated, be summoned for the 19th November, "for the despatch of business." The reason for this unusual course is not the necessity for obtaining a vote...

The first three resolutions are on unimportant technical matters. The

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fourth declares that, in the opinion of the Conference, "Unity in faith and discipline will be best maintained among the several branches of the Anglican communion, by due and...

Kelly, the Fenian who escaped from Manchester, has despatched a

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letter to the Universal News, in which he threatens not obscurely that unless Fenians are treated as prisoners of war "reprisals " may be made upon high officials of the...

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The Bishop of Ripon, Dr. Bickersteth, and the Bishop of

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Peter- borough, Dr. Jeune, neither of whom attended the Conference, have charged their clergy instead. The Bishop of Ripon seems to have touched on no doctrinal point except the...

The swallows crossed the Rhine this summer before the end

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of September, a sure sign of an early, if not of a severe winter. Firing will, three weeks hence, be a necessary, and the crop has disappointed expectation. It is believed to be...

Then comes a most extraordinary resolution, appointing a Com- mittee

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of seven (unnamed)plus the Bishops of London, St. David's, and Oxford, and all the Colonial Bishops, "to consider the con- stitution of a voluntary spiritual tribunal, to which...

The eighth resolution explains how much to concede to free

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Anglican Colonial Churches. Each Church must accept all the old standards of the mother Church, but may have the right to make "such adaptations and additions to the services of...

The Empress of the French and the Prince Imperial have

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been very nearly drowned. On Thursday week (3rd October), they had been cruising on the coast, but the sea being too high to land at Biarritz, they started in the yacht's boats...

We owe an apology to the Pall Mall Gazette. It

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appears from its issue of Saturday last that it had not, nor ever had, any clue at all to the author of the hoax on Miss Braddon. We can only say that no suspicion ever entered...

The Archbishop preluded this Conference by advising it not to

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attempt too much. It Certainly has gone to the length of encouraging free churches in -all the colonies, deciding how to keep them in communion with the national Church, and...

The Austrian Reichsrath is urging on revolution at a rather

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breathless pace. In one morning (October 5) it decreed the im- movability of the judges, the exemption of the people from "admin- istrative control," and the subjection of all...

The seventh resolution is the famous hypothetical one on which

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we commented last week,—explaining how to get an extra Bishop in Natal, "if it be decided that a new bishop shall be consecrated,"—the Conference having characteristically...

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The prisoners accused at Manchester of rescuin g Fenians have been

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committed for trial. The defence made for them was marked by extraordinary disrespect for the ma g istrates, who, how- ever, decided, it was said, to bear anythin g rather than...

The " elections" in Pennsylvania have g one a g ainst the Repub-

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licans, and their ma j ority has been diminished in several other States. These elections, however, are not to Con g ress, and are g reatly influenced by local q uestions,...

Althou g h an increased amount of money stock has been ab-

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sorbed this week, the market for Home Securities has been in a very inactive state. On the whole, however, the q uotations have been fairly supported. Yesterday, Consols, for...

M. Achille Fould, ex-Minister of Finance, died on Sunday at

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Tarbes of apoplexy. He was a loss to the Empire, for he really understood finance, had an intellectual preference for -economy, and was able to convince the Emperor that...

Mr. Thornton, Minister at Rio Janeiro, has been appointed to

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succeed the late Sir F. Brace as Minister at Washin g ton, now by far the most important of En g lish diplomatic posts.' Mr. Thorn- ton's character stands hi g h with the Forei...

A curious instance of the loose way in which some

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of the Ritual- ist Churchwardens g ave evidence before the Ritual Commission has been exposed in the Holborn, St. Pancras, and Bloomsbury Journal, by the Rev. A. J. Ross, the...

The Times' correspondent at Paris has been much impressed by

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the stone implements,—implements of the a g e of stone,— there. He wonders how life went on when you had only a stone axe to fi g ht with, and ichthyosauruses or me g...

We are re q uested to state that Miss Faithful has no

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lon g er any connection with the establishment which was, under her re'gime, called the Victoria Press, in Farrin g don Street. The Victoria Magazine is published in Prince's...

Earl Russell has written a g enerous le t ter. The Liberal citizens

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of Belfast wished to offer him a ban q uet, and to hear him speak upon the " g reat Irish q uestions immediately demandin g the atten- tion of the Le g islature." In reply, Earl...

The terrible panic of last week on the Bourse was

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caused by a rumour that the Emperor had suddenly shown symptoms of softenin g of the brain, and was incapable of g ivin g orders. The rt repo was a pure invention ; but there...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leadin g British Railways left

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off at the annexed q uotations :— Friday, Oct. 4, Friday, 04 IL Great Eastern .. Great Northern Great Western.. .. Lancashire and Yorkshire .. • 01 811 . 110 471 127...

The closin g prices of and on Friday week are the

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leadin g Forei g n Securities yesterday subjoined :— The closin g prices of and on Friday week are Friday, Oct. 4. Friday, 031.11. Mexican • • 15 15 Spanish Passives...

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THE ABYSSINIAN EXPEDITION. W E are at length fairly at war with Abyssinia. The pre- liminary expedition, under Colonel Merewether, started * to seize Massowah on the 28th ult.,...

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I T was the Temporal Power which fell at Sadowa. We repeat that sentence now for the third time, because it is still the key to all that has occurred and is occurring within the...

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M R. GRANT DUIP is a wonderfully clever man, and there is no political duty in the year easier and pleasanter for a politician than the reading of his speeches to his Elgin con-...

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I T was Mr. Bernal Osborne, we believe, who last Session prophesied that the next Radical task attempted by Mr. Disraeli would be the abolition of the Irish Church, and he would...

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T HERE is scarcely one among our statesmen who has more of the humility of real strength than the Duke of Argyll. Nothing is more curious than to read successively the two great...

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1 F we cannot say that the present year is a year of Law Reform, we must give it the credit of having initiated the most im- portant discussions on that subject, and of having...

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in Austria, and that is Vienna. Every other belongs more or less to some separate nation- ality. Salzburg is German, Prague Bohemian with a German varnish, Buda-Pesth Hungarian,...

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M R. CARLYLE'S last wail over England was appreciated by us in its political bearings at the time of its first appear- ance two months ago in Macmillan's Magazine. It is now...

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[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] Two hours' railway travelling will take you from Melbourne to Geelong, over rich, flat, grassy plains, with scarcely a tree, nothing but ugly posts and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] am not sorry that you have commented as you have done upon the Pastoral Letter of the Pan-Anglican Synod, though in some of your remarks...

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[To TAB EDITOR. OF THE " SFECTATOR.1 Belvoir Vottage, Wandsworth, October 8, 1867. Sin,—/ am no longer "A Wife on Her travels." An inspired but forgotten poet has, I think,...

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WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN.* THE curiosity with which we opened this volume has not been gratified. The interest we were prepared to feel has not been created. We must say that...

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a French book possessing claims of no slight ephemeral kind, the Memoirs of Madame de Montagu, née Noailles. It purported to be one of those deeply interesting recueils of...

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book, in every sense of the term. Five hundred and sixty-seven pages of essays in large octavo, closely printed, even if from the pen of "the righteous," are apt to be of those...

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this modest-looking little volume with great pleasure. It is worth a hundred more pretentious books that we could mention. Strange to say, it owes its existence to what we may,...

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—4— The Contemporary Review. October. (Strahan.)—Two articles in the present number of the Contemporary Review are purely secular, but we do not think this importation of...

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Papers offered for Discussion at the Meeting of the British

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Association at Dundee, in Reply to the Speculations recently promulgated in Regard to the Antiquity and Nature of Man. By the Rev. James Brodie. (Hamilton and Adams.)--It is...

On the Management and Preservation of Game and Ornamental Birds,

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and the Laws relating thereto. (Bemrose and Lothian.)—This book is short, rather scanty in detail, and by no means elegant or always cor- rect in style. Still, we should think...

Macmillan's Magazine. October. (Macmillan.) — This magazine came too late

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for last week, but it deserves a separate notice. Profes- sor Masson's article on "London University, and London Colleges and Schools of Science" is highly suggestive, though...

Civil Service Tests in Arithmetic : being Specimens of the

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more Difficult Questions in the Civil Service Reports, with full Solutions. By W. A. Browne, LL.D. (Stanford.)—This title-page tells its own story. The book itself seems...

Homespun; or, Five - and - Twenty Years Ago. By Thomas Lackland. (Low, Son,

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and Marston.)—We had none of that difficulty in detecting the nationality of this volume which seems to have oppressed the Pall' Mall Gazette. But we agree with our...

The Orchard and Fruit Garden : their Culture and Produce.

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By. Elizabeth Watts. (F. Warne and Co.)—Another of Miss Watts's cheap. and useful manuals, addressed to readers who, like the authoress, have , had through life between a pole...

Words from the Poets. Selected by C. M. Vaughan. (Macmillan.)—

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Two editions of this book are on our table, one cheap, and one with illustrations. The selection is made for "the children of our parochial schools and those classes of our...

Railways in their Medical Aspects. By James Ogden Fletcher, M.D.

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(J. E. Cornish.)—There are some valuable facts and inferences com- municated in this book, but we can hardly treat Dr. Fletcher as an im- partial witness. He calls himself on...

Cholera ; Some Remarks upon its Nature and Pathology. By

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P. C.. Little. (Churchill and Sons.)—Mr. Little's remarks are brief and pro- fessional, but his account of twenty cases of cholera treated by him with almost perfect success...

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The Antiquities of Hastings and the Battlefield. By Thomas Holwell

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Cole. (St. Leonard's : Burg.)-This volume consists of two papers, read before different associations, and published at the request of the hearers. Such a "request of friends" we...