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The Old-Catholic experiment in Switzerland has collapsed very suddenly. Father

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Hyacinthe, who had accepted the cure of Geneva, has resigned it, finding that the Council of State under which he had to act was, as he says, neither Catholic nor Liberal. That...

The break-up of the Ashantee Monarchy, which it was pre-

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dicted would result from the English victory, has begun earlier than any one expected. The military fame of the kingdom of Coffee Calcalli was the foundation of its power, and...


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Il 4 X-MARSHAL BAZAINE escaped from the Isle de St. r Marguerite on the 9th inst. According to semi-official statements, he got down a knotted rope, hung over the face of the...

Mr. Goschen next proceeded to indicate the attitude Liberals should

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immediately assume. They should strenuously watch to see that nothing they had done was undone. They must not, as Lord Sandon said the Tories had been, be bewildered by their...

It appears to be understood that Germany, Austria, England, France,

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and Italy will recognise the Regency of Marshal Serrano. Great joy has been expressed in Madrid at the news, which is considered a proof that Don Carlos has nothing more to...

Mr. Goschen has been the first politician of Cabinet rank

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to make a speech outside Parliament. He addressed a new Liberal Association at Frome on Tuesday in a style which seems to have excited an enthusiasm of delight. The speech, in...

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

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An " Ex-M.P." writes to the Times to recommend that

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the Colonies should contribute towards; the •support of the British Navy. The Dutch Colonies pay fbr'their ship* and " Ex-M.P." seems to think that the Colonies would he...

The Negro riots at Austin, in the, State of Mississippi,

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are only worthy of remark so far as they tend to show the electric condition of the South generally. It is quite certain that the feeling of the Southern whites against the...

Is brutality; which is so dreadfully on the increase ins

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the North, declining in London? It would seem so, for Colonel Henderson, in his annual report on the Police, states that the number of assaults on policemen in 1873-4 was only...

We seem to have nearly reached the limit of postal

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develop- ,ment in England. According to the report of the Postmaster- General, the total increase of letters on the year is under 5 per cent., while the use of post-cards has...

Mr. Cadge, surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, has

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made a statement before the British Medical Society, which meets this year in Norwich, that will scarcely add to his local•popu- larity. He affirms that the liability to' renal...

The Metropolitan District Railway has the benefit of receiving sound

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advice upon its financial policy from a very eminent expert. Mr. Gladstone is a shareholder in the Company, and has written a letter to the Chairman pointing out what he...

Italy seems to be troubled with insurgents, who rise at

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different points with no apparent motive, and threaten places where arms happen for be stored. An armed band, for instance, left Imola on the 7th inst. for Castel del Pietro,...

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The papers are all publishing long stories of emigrants' hard-

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ships, apparently in order to induce labourers to remain content with 12s. a week. As emigrants are not guided in the least by newspapers, but by their friends' letters, we...

The Daily News reports that an Association is already being

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formed in London to prosecute Ritualist clergymen, under the Public: Worship Regulation Act. The moment it is formed, of course a counter one will be established to prosecute...

The Archbishop of Canterbury took the opportunity of a meeting

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of the Church Building Association of the diocese to warn his • clergy against associating too exclusively with one another,. , -a habit which, in the country, is on the...

The good people of Surrey are painfully exercised by the

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pro- posed abolition of the Assizes in their county, and a public meet- ing, held at Guildford on Thursday, entered a solemn protest against the enormity which the Judges, under...

The' people of the United States have been deeply shocked

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by a charge of immorality brought against the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher by Mr. Theodore Tilton, and the discussion of the scandal in all its bearings fills the American...

Tourists will not have pleasant Channel passages this autumn. Captain

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Dicey's double-hulled steamer, with its splendid expanses of deck, has been launched, and will soon make its trial-trip, but it can scarcely be at work till November ; and Mr....

Two cases of " morbid impulse " in children have

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recently attraeted attention in the United States. In one, which tran- spired in New York, a nurse-girl, very quiet, good-natural, anti attractive in appearance, confessed that...

Console were on Friday 94-92f.

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THE LIBERAL LEADERS. IN the course of the vivacious and very forcible speech delivered by Mr. Goschen on Tuesday at Frome, he made one remark which his audience, a large...

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A LL Europe is watching Spain, and the policy of the Powers with respect to Spain, and a great many people, not being Bondholders, are inclined to inquire what for. Spain, they...

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WTE cannot affect to sympathise either with the grievances V V of which the Scotch and Irish Peers complain, or with the recommendations by which the Select Committee on the...

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CRISIS. THE Conservative Press of Copenhagen has let few opportu- nities slip of assuring all whom it may concern, that the change in the Danish Cabinet is not to be taken as...

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I F the French are of many minds respecting their internal policy and forms of government, they are practically in agreement on the subject of Fortification. An undoubted...

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T HE Judicature Act of 1873 prescribed a new form of legal procedure, intended to take the place of the various pro- cesses previously in use at Law or in Equity ; but only the...

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good-humouredly enough, for having in our article of last week upon "Clergy and Laity" been so "hard" upon the Clerical Order. We were not hard at all, unless it is hard to...

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KHIVA IN 1873.

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H ALF a mile outside Khiva, the renowned city is not to be seen for trees. They spread in great dark masses on every side of it, until the belt is penetrated, and a bit of dusty...


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I N an article, marked by more than its usual acrid power, the New York Nation points out the obvious disadvantages of 4 4 Trial by Newspaper." A conspicuously painful example...

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[TO TICE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—From the notice of my speech in the Spectator, I presume I am reported to have said that Greek should not be taught in schools where...


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PUBLIC WORSHIP REGULATION BILL. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIH,—There is one aspect of the Bill for the Regulation of Public Worship which has hardly received the...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Stu,—The selected candidates for the Indian Civil Service have recently been subjected to a process of vivisection at the hands of Edinburgh...


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[TO THIS EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stn,—As one who has been called upon in the course of his daily work to give attention to the Kicking Murders of the North of England,...

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I. I HEARD that life was failing thee ; and sent A rose, the Chalice of Love's Sacrament, Thinking that the sweet heart of her should show How one remembers thee, that long...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—As most people acquainted with the good-natured, in- dustrious, and frugal population of the Nile Valley cannot but feel a lively...


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VOICES OF THE DEAD. A FEW snow-patches on the mountain-side, A few white foam-flakes from the ebbing tide, A few remembered words of malice spent, The record of some dead man's...

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MR. MYERS ON CHRISTIANITY AND THE BIBLE.* WE have now before us the second part of Mr. Myers's Catholic Thoughts, and as we ventured to anticipate in our former article, we...

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MR. PARKER GJLLMORE is not an elegant writer; indeed, it may be said at once that he has not a style ; he just puts what he has to say down anyhow, regardless of such trifles as...

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A ntanre of interest seems to be aroused as to the whole many- aided question of distinct forms of Folk-Lore, which certainly bears no proportion to the apparent value of the...

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46 FALIEN cherub, to be weak is miserable," says the Arch-fiend, when with his "nearest mate " he holds council " what reinforce- ment he may gain from hope, what resolution...

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WE do not wonder that Scottish poetry should be the pride of Scotchmen. It is so instinct with national feeling, so racy of the soil, so fitted, as it were, to take a part in...

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The Greek Anthology. By Lord Neaves. (Blackwood.) — Most people will agree with Lord Neaves in deprecating the unfavourable criticism which some writers have passed on the Greek...

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Poems. By Annette F. C. Knight. (Henry S. Sing and

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Co.)—There are flowers of many kinds and diverse dignities, but there are none which, if they are sweet and pretty, do not add at least some moments of pleasure to life ; and...

Old Acquaintances. By Mrs. Brotherton. (Smith and Elder.)— There is

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no doubt that these "old acquaintances " are worth meeting again. There are some tales among them written certainly with power, though not dealing, for the most part, with...

Half a Life. By G. W. Dasent, D.C.L. (Chapman and

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Hall.)--Hr- Dasent must have had a most happy experience of the forbearance of a patient public, or he must possess the still more enviable gift of intense belief in his power...

Searches for Summer, showing the Anti--Winter Tactics of an Invalid:

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By C. Home Douglas. (Blackwood and Sons.)—This is a useful and amusing little book, though not very conclusive. The author and his wife have evidently passed some very pleasant...

Centulle: a Tale of Pau. By Denys Shyne Lawlor, Esq.

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(Long- mans and Co.)—This is a pleasant, refined, and ingenious book. It personally conducts the reader through the Pyrenees and the Basque provinces, in company with an...

Claude Meadowleigh,—Artist. By Captain W. E. Montague. 2 vole. (Hurst

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and Blackett.)--Claude Meadowleigh is the most carefully studied and ambitions character in the book, and to judge from its title, the author's favourite, but it is not the most...