16 FEBRUARY 1867

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Three days after Kerry rose in insurrection. We do not

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pretend to understand a most contradictory and absurd series of telegrams, but the established facts certainly prove these con- clusions :—That on Thursday certain peasants of...

Mr. Disraeli did not put the Resolutions on the table,

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but they were produced on the following morning. They are thirteen in number, five being truisms, three unimportant, and five hints sure to involve grave debate. Of these...

The grand Demonstration of the London Reformers on Monday, the

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11th inst., proved a failure. The number of persons who attended was less than 15,000, and they appeared less earnest and, with certain exceptions, less respectable than the...

Mr. Disraeli's speech on Monday night was a laborious attempt

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to conceal the radical dissensions in the Cabinet about Reform. It was laboured, and only interesting because everybody expected till almost the last moment disclosures which...


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A VERY singular attempt was made on Monday night upon Chester. Chester Castle contains 9,000 stand of arms and 900,000 rounds of ammunition, all of course nearly unprotected....

The Liberals will not finally decide upon their course with

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reference to the Resolutions until after the party meeting next week. It appears to be understood, however, among the leaders, that they will work the Resolutions on one...

Mr. Disraeli did one amusing little bit of dramatic effect

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in his speech, in describing the various Governments which had failed in Reform. He enumerated " a Liberal government under Lord Rnesell in 1852," " a Coalition government under...

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Mr. E. K. Kerslake was returned last night for Colchester

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by a majority of 86.

Mr. Disraeli replied on Thursday night, to a question of

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Major Jervis's, that " when an officer in Her Majesty's service, obeying the commands of his superior officer, performs acts which are afterwards legally impugned, it will, of...

Narvaez must have a strong confidence in the patience of

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Heaven. His Council of War has actually condemned four persons accused of circulating clandestine publications to twenty and six- teen years' penal servitude in chains,—a doom...

The Emperor of the French opened the Chambers in person

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on Thursday, in a speech strangely unlike his usual self. It is not frank, and it is apologetic. He accounts to his people for the rise of Prussia by quoting his uncle, who said...

Sir Stafford Northcote has brought in a Bill to replace

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the Vice- President of the Board of Trade by a Secretary with a seat in Par- liament. The 'Vice-President's salary is equal to the President's, he is, like him, a Privy...

The Italian Parliament has been dissolved, for reasons described at

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length in another column, but which may be reduced to two. Ricasoli's Church Bill has been rejected by Parliament, and it is necessary to show the Pope and Europe that it has...

A grand scandal exploded in the House of Lords on

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Tuesday, when Earl Russell presented a petition from Mr. Rigby 1Vason, alleging that the Chief Baron of the Exchequer was too dishonest a person to remain a ju lge. Mr. Kelly,...

Sir Hugh Cairns and Lord Justice-General M'Neill are to be

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raised to the House of Peers as Law Lords. The latter, a Scotch lawyer of whose existence we were, we are ashamed to say, till Thursday in complete ignorance, appears to be an...

Mr. Eyre seems to have changed his mind about his

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assumption of sole responsibility, between the time when he thought responsi- bility a distinction, and the time when it seems at all events a danger. In December, 1865, he...

Mr. Walpole has declined to bring in a Cab Act,

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but a Bill for regulating traffic incidentally abolishes the sixpence for the first mile. If it passes, no fare will be less than a shilling, to the great diminution of...

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Mr. J. G. Bennett, junior, the winner of the ocean

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race, has offered his yacht, the Henrietta, as a present to Prince Alfred. The Prince—who, according to Canadian papers, is to be Viceroy of Canada—in a most courteous and...

Two rugged but rather remarkable sets of stanzas, purporting to

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represent the cry of Chartist hate, and the answer of successful power, the one signed " Orson," the second, " Valentine," appeared in the Pall Mall of Thursday. The Globe of...

The Consol market has exhibited leas firmness, owing to the

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Fenian disturbances in the North and in Ireland. The Three per Cents, for money have been as low as 901, 1 ; but the market yesterday, in consequence of the favourable returns...

The elections for the North German Parliament are as yet

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going in favour of the Liberals, who have given one singular proof of their earnestness. They have raised enough money by subscription to pay the members, in order that the rich...

Mr. Seward has added a very shabby and personally discredit-

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able act to the long list of his official follies, blunders, and sins. He wrote on the 21st of November to Mr. Motley, the eminent historian of the Netherlands, and then also...

The Bishops have also deliberated on the subject of Ritualism,

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and after reciting the rubric which defers, concerning doubts as to the true meaning of the rubrics, to the Bishop, unanimously declared on Wednesday " that no alterations from...

The Bishops have been in session this week in the

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Upper House of Convocation on the proposed Anglican Synod and on. Diocesan Synods. On the proposed Anglican Synod,—or Council, as the enthusiasts prefer to call it,—the Upper...

The leading British Rilways left off at the annexed quotations

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Great Eastern • . Great Northern Great Western.. • • .. Friday, Fel.. 8. Friday, Feb. 16. .. 321 .. 381 ... 128 .. 121i .. al .. be 4...

The papers in the Tornado case have been published, and

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are in

The following statement shows the closing prices of the leading

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Foreign Securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Feiday, Feb. 8, Friday, Feb. 12. Spanish Passive .. .. Do. Certificates _ .. .. 11 la 23 .. .. 172 14t 221 Mexican .. .....

Congress has passed both the Nebraska and the Colorado States'

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Bills,—the Bills admitting them as States,—over the President's veto. The House of Representatives also passed on Wednesday, as we learn by Atlantic telegraph from the Times'...

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A MONG the most enigmatical of the enigmatical Resolutions on Reform submitted by the Government to Parliament, is that one, — supposed to be the nebulous centre of a nebulous...


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THE GOVERNMENT PLAN. M R. DISRATILT has once more missed his mark. It was not his fault, though everybody is abusing him for it, for he was called upon to do the one thing to...

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HE gravity of the situation in Italy is, we conceive, over- es timated both on the Continent and in England. Neither T es Parisians nor Englishmen allow sufficiently for the...

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W HEN a patient who has long been sick hears of a new physician, supposed to be very skilful in his disease, there is a new impulse for a moment given to his vitality, and that...

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W E owe an apology to Mr. Gathorne Hardy, and have the greatest possible pleasure in making one. The sketch of his Bill for the management of the Metropolitan Poor which oozed...

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T1 changed position of the French Empire is visible hroughout the Emperor's Speech. There is apology in every line, often true, always able, but still apology ; and there is...


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W EDNESDAY is in some sense a specially interesting day in the House of Commons. It is not often a party day. It is seldom a day on which any member comes down with what Mr....

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T HE " Demonstration " of the 11th inst. was, as a demonstra- tion, a failure, but the procession afforded some curious illustrations of the competence and incompetence of...

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XVIII.-HAMPSHIRE AND TILE ISLE OF WIGHT.-THE ANGLO- SAXON OCCUPATION. T HE Saxon Chronicle copies from Bede his account of the nations by whom Britain was conquered,...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, December 28, 1866. MUCH has been written about Broadway, but in all the many books of travel in the United States that I have looked...

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THE GENERAL WATER-COLOUR EXHIBITION. IT is said that in this, the third year of the experiment, a greater number of pictures than ever were sent for exhibition at the Egyptian...

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MARSHMAN'S HISTORY OF INDIA.* Tim University of Calcutta deserves the thanks of the public, both there and at home, for having asked Mr. Marshman to write a history of India ;...

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A FIFTH-MONARCHY MAN * THE Fifth-Monarchy Men are the only

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persons who ever seriously strove to establish a theocracy in Great Britain. That fact alone would invest them with a certain intellectual interest, which is greatly increased...

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IMPRESSIONS OF SPAIN IN 1866.* Tins book is interesting only

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from one point of view : it is a curious psychological study, another of the strange proofs always crop- ping up of the power of the Roman Catholic Church to drug the...

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Brazil and the Brazilians. By Rev. James C. Fletcher, and

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Rev. D. P. Kidder, D.D. (Sampson Low, Son, and Marston.)—The first edition of this book was, we believe, published eight or nine years ago. Since then the authors have made...

En Avant, ..ifessieurs! being a Tutor's Counsel to his Pupils.

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By the Rev. G. H. D. Mathias. (Chapman and Hall.)—The most curious feature of this pleasant little book is the contrast it affords between the present tutor and the tutor of...

Mount Cannel. A Poem. By Edward Smyth Mercer. (London :

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Whitfield, Green, and Son.)—In whatever light wo look at this little volume of verse, we are foredoomed to laughter. The so-called "poem " which gives its name to the book is a...

The Autobiography of a French Protestant Condemned to the Galleys.

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Translated from the French. (Religious Tract Society.)—M. Michelet, in the course of his investigation for his work on the "Revocation of the Edict of Nantes," lighted, it...


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Social Reform in England. By Lucien Davesies de Pontes. Trans- lated by the widow of the author. With appendixes. (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin.)—M. de Pontes was an honest...

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We have received a work fully answering to its title

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of The Derby- shire Red Book, 18G7. (London and Derby, Bemrose and Sona.) It is needless to say more of it than that it is very useful for its county, and that other counties...