14 MAY 1870

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N APOLEON has gained rather more than the expected majority. The complete official returns will not be published till Monday, but it would appear that out of 101 millions of...

The Queen opened the new and handsome building of the

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University of London in Burlington Gardens, on Wednesday,— in the designs and execution of which Mr. Pennethorne is thought to have surpassed himself,—with a ceremonial of some...

After the Queen had left, the Chancellor distributed the medals

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and certificates of degrees, and made his annual speech, which was, this year, to some extent a review of the history of the University, and, therefore, somewhat more formal and...

The Irish Land Bill has been racing through Committee this

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last week, to make up for its creeping pace hitherto. Yesterday week there waa a sharp discussion on the clause which enacts that all improvements shall be assumed to have been...

The Ministers have resigned, formally or informally, and M. 011ivier

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will, after the formal presentation of the results of the Plebiscite to the Emperor—a ceremony fixed for Monday—publish a new list of colleagues. According to all reports, they...

%Ili The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The P/ibiscite was followed by rioting in Paris, rioting due,

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we imagine, mainly to two causes. The Reds are very bitter over a quasi-popular defeat, anti, they think they have at last some chance of enlisting the soldiery. As yet nothing...

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We were unfortunately misinformed when we stated a fortnight ago

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that the University Tests' Bill repealed the imposition of tests for all university officers, the Heads of House not excepted. The Heads of Houses are excepted. Of course it was...

A terrible tragedy has occurred this week in Chelsea. The

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Rev. J. Hear' lived in Paulton Square, with no attendant but a housekeeper named Ann Goss. Mr. Healin owned a house in Wellington Square, which needed some repair, and employed...

The discussion on the Primacy has commenced in Rome. The

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schema consists of four chapters, the last of which is on In- fallibility. It will certainly not be defined under two months, as the Liberals intend to have a full hearing. It...

The Government, through Lord Hartington, on Monday intro- duced its

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Bill for improving the conduct of elections. It proposes to abolish public nomination, and substitute for it private nomina- tion before the Returning Officer by a proposer, a...

There is to be an open air meeting next Sunday

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in Hyde Park, to express sympathy with the French Republican party, and pro- test against the extradition of M. Gustave Flourens. A great crowd will be gathered, many violent...

The debate turned mainly upon this point, the extreme advocates

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of the Ballot, through Mr. Leatham, demanding more perfect secrecy. Mr. Fawcett was very wroth at the omission of any clauses throwing the expense of elections on the...

No leas than four persons convicted of bribery at elections

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have this week received sentence. The first case was that of Mr. Fennelly, who, said the Lord Chief Justice, had deliberately furnished £.1,500 for bribery in Bridgwater, in the...

On Monday the debate turned upon Clause 8, which defines

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the condition as to disturbances in holdings,—Dr. Ball wishing to deny damages for eviction in all cases where the Court WU that the covenants of a lease had not been strictly...

A great fight is going on between the architects and

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the Board of Works, in which the Board has the worst of it. Mr. Ayrton says Mr. Barry, the Architect of the House of Commons, is expensive, and dismisses him ; in which Mr....

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The Chief Commissioner of Police is a dreadfully ill-used man.

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Thieves generally are considerate people, and rob the middle-class, who do not matter ; but a burglar has appeared in London who only attacks the very rich people, whose...

Mr. Oakley, in another column, upbraids us with the condi-

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tion on which we insisted last week, that in denomina- tional schools left to the control of their old managers, those managers must still provide a certain proportion of the...

It has been suggested at a meeting of schoolmasters this

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week that if the time-table conscience clause be carried, there should always be some other secular class provided during the same 'hour for those who decline the religious...

An explanation has appeared this week of a phenomenon which

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has often puzzled us. livery one knows that, like the secondary • rainbow which gives a reversed image of the primary, there occurs about this season of the year a phantasmal...

The Women's Disabilities' Bill was discussed again on Thursday night,

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on the motion for going into Committee, which was lost by a majority of 126,-220 against 94. This was partly due to Mr. tGladatone's opposition, which he gave both on grounds of...

Consols were on Friday evening 94i to 94f.

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In a brief discussion of the Commons' amendments to the

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Naturalization Bill on Monday, Lord Westbury moved to amend an amendment of the Commons, in which that popular body speak • of a person as "born of a father." This was a...

It is not easily credible, and we are quite prepared

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to find that we have been under an illusion, but there seems something like rumen to believe that Archdeacon Denison is adinitting,—we wish to put it in a form as little...

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THE PLEBISCITE. S EVEN-TENTHS of the adult males of France acquiesce for the present in the continuance of the Empire. Any comfort which he may receive from that acquiescence...

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THE papers on the subject of the massacre in Greece are of course sad enough reading. As every one reads them under the influence of the shadow cast by the tragical close, it is...

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T HY.; difficulty of the Indian Government is the same as its strength. It is a civilized Government, bodnd to act upon principle and according to reason, or to surrender its...

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T HE Colonial Office is hedging at last. Hitherto Lord Granville's policy has been drastic enough. He has seen in the massacres of English and Maori subjects of the Queen little...

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T OWARDS the close of the last Parliamentary Session, the Home Secretary was asked whether he was aware that throughout the Scottish mining districts of Lanarkshire and Ayrshire...

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O NE problem after another presented by the study of the Sun has been mastered by astronomers and physicists. They have ascertained what are the substances of which his globe...

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W ITH just suspicion the world scans those reputations which are local, and those records of personal greatness which have not been countersigned by its own hand. The assurance...

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I T is impossible to visit year after year the galleries of the Royal Academy (to say nothing of other picture exhibitions) with- out feeling that the average merit of English...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—ram not quite sure that I entirely understand the point on which you consider that "my views," to which you have so courteously...


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MISS WEDGWOOD ON FEMALE SUFFRAGE. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.) Sut,—The recent debate on Female Suffrage must have revealed to many the extreme inadequacy of those...

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THE WATER-COLOUR INSTITUTE. THE Institute opened its gallery on the same day as the old society. The fly-leaf of its catalogue presents an imposing array of names under the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have nothing to do with the circumstances in which Mr. Edward Dicey's connection with the Daily News came to a close. But I feel it...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—I am surprised to find from your article, last week, on the Education question that one so conversant with the practical working of...

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A GOOD AMERICAN NOVEL.* NVE suppose that for every copy of this novel sold in England, at least ten, probably many more, copies of Lothair will be sold, and very naturally ;...

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with modern literature has awakened more mysterious interest than Giordano Bruno's. The very sound of it is suggestive of the appearance of a strange meteor-like phenomenon,...

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lart. SvErstuirrz has not only managed to make up a very big book with very little in it, but he has also spoiled an extremely good subject. The same instincts that have led so...

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one of the most interesting narratives of travel we have met with, contains the substance of the diary of a lady who travelled with her father for two years in almost all parts...

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Church Reform. By the Rev. J. C. Ryle. (Hunt.) — No one can read these vigorously written letters without feeling an increased respect for their author. Every one will probably...


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As not many of our readers are likely to know who Lady Osborne was, we will try and compress into a few paragraphs the biogra- phical statements scattered through these two...

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Les 31 - emoires dun Merle, eerits par lui - metne: Conies enfantins. Par

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Mdlle. F. de Guer. (Paris : Santon.)—It is not the fault of the authoress of these charming little stories if the title of the first recalls to our minds a work of a much higher...

the thing that we most need, exactly the thing that

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in our safe and I style, which has a certain quaintness about it, though it is fairly correct. Haflz Allard always writes from the English point of view, though he does not...

Charles Remble's Shakespere Readings. Edited by R. J. Lane. 3

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vols. (Bell and Daldy.)—This work will have a special interest for those who remember the veteran survivor of a company of great actors, the Komble family. Nor will its utility,...