14 APRIL 1866

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During the week the relations between Austria and Prussia have

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become still more bitter. It is even reported that Austria has demanded the de-mobilization of the Prussian army, that Prussia has refused, and has on her side declared that she...

The Marquis of Hartington attempted, later in the evening, to

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reply to Lord Stanley, but urged poor reasonswith laborious poverty. He said that all the four previous Reform 'Bills had failed, and attributed their failure to their all being...

The debate of Thursday night, the first on the second

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reading of the Reform Bill, was at least animated. The huge rolls of petitions in favour of the Bill which delayed the debate appeared to produce a tonic effect on the leader of...


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A MEETING of Earl Russell's supporters was held at his official residence, Downing Street, on the 9th inst. The attendance was large, exceeding 280, and the assemblage broke up...

The Princess Mary of Cambridge is shortly, it is said,

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to be "allied "—vulgo, married—to the Prince von 'Teck, son of a brother of the late King of Wurtemburg, bra morganatic marriage with the Countess of Hohenstein. The Prince was...

The grand assemblage in Parliament Street recommended by Mr. Bright

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did not come off. A few hundred persons assembled on the 12th inst. to see the members pass in, who cheered Mr. Gladstone, and would, we dare say, have hooted Mr. Lowe, only...

Earl Grosvenor's speech in support of his amendment was amiable,

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wise so far as it 'quite disengaged him from the Lowe • anti-arthain . prejudices, but pale and very feeble, and it was not till Lord Stanley rose that the reasonable...

The only Liberal accession to Lord Grosvenor's amendment declared on

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Thursday was Mr. Pim, the member for Dublin. He announced his great dislike to becoming "an independent and useless unit" by separating himself from his party, but declared...

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Lord Elcho has done a pluoky thing. Annoyed at being

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con- sidered an enemy to the working classes, he attended a meeting of workmen at St. Martin's Hall on Wednesday, by agreement with Mr. Howell, and addressed the meeting at some...

Mr. Johnson has vetoed the divil Rights' Bill, in a

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message which, as we have explained elsewhere, denies that coloured per- sons-are entitled to any rights at all, and openly announces that the President will not help to repeal...

The cattle-plague returns show a very satisfactory diminution, which is

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not, however, apparently due to the recent legislation. The number of weekly seizures was at its highest on 17th Epbruary, namely, 13,001, and had dropped to 3,956 on 31st...

The Emperor of the French has, it is said, signified

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to the Ger- man Governments that the radical reform of the Federation is not a domestic question. It must obtain the assent of those who signed the Treaties of Vienna. This is a...

The Duke of Argyll on Thursday week at Liverpool, and

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Mr. Goschen last Thursday in the City meeting, both addressed them- selves to answer the ' thinking ' Liberals, as they have nick- named us and those who think with us. The Duke...

At the same meeting Professor Beasley made a bad mistake.

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He said that since the American war "Republicanism was looking up," and the question before long would be s'not whether we should reform our inetitutione, but whether we should...

Oxford had a Reform meeting yesterday week, in which Mr.

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Neate attacked Earl Grosvenor in a very personal way, urging that on the ground of some academical failure he was entirely un- fit to mediate among the great intellectual forces...

General Chute has made quite a triumphant campaign in the

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disaffected district between Taranaki and Wellington. Feb after pate—many of them such as General Cameron would not have touched without ten regiments,--have yielded to his dash...

Mr. Gladstone's great speech at Liverpool was made on Friday,

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and not reported here.till too late for our last impression. It was a very considerable oratorical effort, its most effective point consisting of an appeal in favour of...

The Jamaica letters, which in form are more prolix than

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in- structive, bring fresh evidence every mail of the utter reckless- ness of the soldiers. They destroyed in their reprisals 1,000 negro.hute or buildings, value about 4,400/....

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Owing to the announcement of several failures on the Stock

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Exchange, as well as to the continuance of unfavourable political news from Berlin and Vienna, the Consul market has been greatly depressed, and the quotations have experienced...

Quite a "thee" murder, a murder such as the 'old

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lady "en- joyed," was committed in the City on Wednesday, about half- past eight in the evening. Sarah Millson, widow, of about forty, was housekeeper to Messrs. Bevington,...

Sir J. Gray brought forward his promised motion on the

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Lish Church on Tuesday, asking the House to resolve that the Establishment "was a just cause of dissatisfaction to the peopje -of that country." His speech was dry awl...

Justice has been done at last upon a vitriol-thrower. Mrs.

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Peacock, wife of a jeweller's assistant, was on 6th January walk- ing down Museum Street, when some one flung vitriol in her epee, totally destroying one eni1 so injuring the...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Seeurities left

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off at the annexed quotations :- Friday, April d Friday, April la. • 2.01 sok • 271 261 • . 181 tv 10 • 86 • . fin ... VI tel Mexican Spanish Passive .. Do. Certificates .....

. . — On Monday Mr. Darby Griffith took the

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opportunity of a vote for the Houses of Parliament to complain of arrangements within' the House of Commons. He complained of the want of room, there being only 170 seats from...

The closing prices of the 104.4 aritish gailwayn y,efteriar WI

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on. Friday wee*. wore :- Great Eastern .. Grist Northern .• .. •• Friday, April 6. Pridag, April 13- 40 .. 401 121 1211 Great Western • • . • • .. • . •• ea/ Do. West...

We have received a.prospeetus of a company called the "

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Cask Payment Association," formed to take advantage of the difference between cash and credit prices. Everybody who pays ten shillings a year to the amociatien, receives a bet...

There was a very- tiresome debate on vaccination- on Wed-

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., nesday about a Bill by which Government propose to increase the -stringency of the law. It was opposed on all sides, and Mr. Bruce was at last obliged to allow it to be...

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THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE DEBATE. MITE first point that must have struck any one who listened .1 to the debate of Thursday night was the advantage,— the enormous advantage,—taken...

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Int MEETING IN DOWNING STREET. T HE main object of the

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meeting of Tuesday in Downing Street seems to have been to allow Earl Russell to make a House of Commons speech. It was a very good speech, and as a party speech a very...

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I N vetoing the Bill for securing civil rights to all Americans I without distinction of colour, the President has finally broken with the Liberals of the North. That Bill was...

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I T i impossible to resist the conviction that Count von Dis- mark means war—war on a great scale and for a mighty stake. He has suddenly carried his quarrel with Austria out of...

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SIR JOHN GRAY'S MOTION. T HE debate upon the Irish Church

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Establishment on last Tuesday night added even less to the interest or the reason of the question than most of the late discussions upon Irish affairs. It is hard indeed to see...

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TIHERE are few poems of the present day, and certainly no religious poems, that have acquired so vast a popularity and so permanent an influence as those of Keble's Christian...

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we suppose, rather below the dignity of History to write upon razors, real razors, sharp things of fat, steel, with which people who aspire to smooth chins daily cut off their...

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I N the county of Cumberland, in the ward of Allerdale-above- Derwent, about eleven miles south of Whitehaven, are the manor and hall of PONSONBY. We find a family taking its...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, March 23, 1866. POLITICAL signs have changed very notably within the last few months. When Mr. Johnson was suddenly placed in the...

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What thing is Nature? Well, I don't Pretend to make a clatter, Like Hegel, Hamilton, and Comte, Concerning mind and matter. Yet I have had my thoughts at times ; And since you...


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[To THE EDITOR. OF THE "SPECTATOR."] 7 Audley Square, W., April 11, 1866. — In your last impression you notice, under the heading given above, my recent publication, Ireland...

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' SAGAS GISLI THE OUTLAW AND VIGA-GLUM.* To the jaded novel-reader, surfeited with the flirtations of the drawing-room and the sorrows of the demi-monde, we heartily recommend a...

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MESSRS. LONGMANS have just published an edition of Lord Macaulay's collected works, history, essays, poems, and speeches, in eight solid volumes, a little heavy to the hand, a...

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-Mn. Sara. must forgive us if we find this book unusually dull. It is almost the first time-he has exposed himself to such a remark. Eccentric, marl, and defiant, he has broken...

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Mn. GEORGE CALVERT is the author of a poem entitled Universal Restoration, which never excited public attention. It seems, from the extracts which he republishes, to have been a...

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The Westminster Review. April. (Trubner.) — The Westminster dis- dains catchpenny titles,

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and relies on the fidelity of its clientele. No- thing can be more uninviting than the list of contents, at the same time we are bound to admit that there is solid information...

The Contemporary Review. April. (Strahan.)—Our contemporary is not particularly attractive

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this month. The Dean of Westminster has a readable but not remarkable article on the Eirenicon; he is more interested in the indirect indications of the work, than in the quite...

The British Quarterl, Review. April. (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—Oar Dissenting

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friends are well catered for just noW. We have before us organs of the elder Churches and of those who have got beyond church systems altogether, and we are clearly of opinion...


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The Student's Blackstone. By Robert Malcolm Kerr, LL.D. (John Murray.)--This abridgment professes to be a concise outline of the whole law of England. Nurses do not give...

The Month. April. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—Oar Roman Catholic friends are

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provided with wholesome but somewhat flavourless nutri- ment. Nothing can be more instructive than the articles on the "Eng- lish Premiers," "Sir R. Walpole and Lord Carteret,"...