16 MARCH 1867

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L ORD DERBY met his supporters on Friday, and his Reform Bill was generally approved. According to a very hurried report in the Standard, its main provisions are these :—The...

Independent members don't take much by harrying Mr. Disraeli. On

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Monday Mr. Darby Griffith asked him on what ground, if uncorrupt, independent and important boroughs,— this was a poetical description of Devizes, — were to lose a seat in...

We described last week, on Lord Cranbome's evidence, Mr. Dismeli's

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Reform proposals of the 25th ult. as a political chapter from Punch's "Happy Thoughts." Sir John Pakington, in his singularly candid speech at Droitwich, gave, with what seems...

The Fenian movement makes no progress. The Brotherhood' display little

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energy and no military skill, the weather has declared in favour of Queen Victoria, and the only insurgents in the field are hiding in the mountains, very cold, very hungry, and...

Mr. Forster made an excellent speech at Bradford on Tuesday,

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in the course of which he illustrated the Ministerial position by a very happy story. An old Quaker friend of his was driving with his family along a very narrow road, with a...

The Italians have shown once more the political sense which,

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when pressed, they always display. They have answered Ricasoli's appeal by sending him up a clear working majority, which it is estimated will amount to at least one-third of...

Disheartening rumours have been circulating all the week as ta-

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the health of the Princess of Wales, and when on Wednesday it was known that the King and Queen of Denmark had been sum- moned to London, a sentiment of profound alarm and...

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M. de Persigny has been making a great speech about

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Parlim- mentary liberty, the drift of which is, that in England Ministerial responsibility transfers power from statesmen to orators. A pop's- hr body is always compelled to...

Mr. Ewart on Tuesday introduced a Bill to empower students

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who wish to attend the University lectures at Oxford and Cam- bridge to do so without becoming members of any college. The introduction of the Bill was not resisted, but Mr....

Lord Dalhousie started a debate in the Lords about the

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Army Estimates, but he did not make much of it. His main point was that instead of giving men 2d. a day extra, "stoppages "should be stopped. Recruits are told by the...

The New Englanders seem to be in a panic about

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the Canadian Federation, which they. call a breach of the Monroe doctrine, as it will tend to establish a kingdom on the Northern frontier. They think that if Prince Alfred is...

Mr. T. B. Potter has taken occasion to republish Mr.

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Cobden's letter to him of 22nd March, 1865, recommending the splitting up of constituencies in order to give minorities a chance. We discussed the plan last week, but we givi...

The North German Parliament is getting on very slowly, each

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" fraction " or party discussing the draft of the Constitution by itself. Count von Bismarck, however, in a succession of speeches, is making his policy clear. He wants to have...

Lord Shaftesbury brought forward his Bill for prohibiting sacrificial vestments"

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on Monday, in a very short speech. The Bill makes the 58th Canon a law, thus limiting English clergy- men to their surplices or University hoods and gowns, and finally...

The President is really going to execute the Act for

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the mili- tary government of the South which he vetoed,—and so, no doubt, will avoid impeachment. He has appointed Generals. Schofield, Sickks, Ord, Thomas, and Sheridan to be...

Mr. Hardy's Bill for the Metropolitan Poor went safely through

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Committee on Monday. The President of the Poor Law Board seems to understand what his colleagues do not—that Parliament despises " squeezable " Ministers, and stuck to his...

The Republicans have carried completely the New Hampshire elections, electing

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a republican Governor and three republican Congressmen.

The text of the Bill for the Reorganization of the

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French Army has been published. It does not differ greatly from the analysis already before the public. It catches as in a net all young men in France physically fit for...

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Professor Agassiz, who has been lecturing on the zoology of

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South America in New York, says that the Amazon has not one fish in common with other fresh-water basins ; that in a little pool of a few hundred square yards he found 200...

There is some hope that Dr. Livingstone is not really

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dead, or at least that the Johanna natives who said he was killed are not to be trusted. Sir Roderick Murchison, in a letter read at the Geographical Society on Monday, stated...

The judges appointed to consider the plans for the new

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National Gallery have unanimously decided "against recommending any design for adoption by Government." All are bad, though Mr. Edward Barry's "exhibits the greatest amount of...

In consequence of purchases by the Government Broker for the

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Reduction of the National Debt, the Consol Market at one period of the week was very firm, and a rise of about one-half per cent. took place in the quotations. The price for...

The Temporary- Home for Lost and Stray Dogs at Holloway

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was wantonly and cruelly pointed out the other day by the Pall Mall Gazette as a proper object for the descent of the taxgatherer, with demands for 12s. for each canine inmate...

Lord Russell has been much abused for his speech last

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Monday in the House of Lords, but when we once emerge from the sacred groves of historical reminiscences and the Chandos Clause, it was not such bad sense. He remarked that no...

The island of Mitylene is said to have been ruined

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by an earth- quake, which destroyed multitudes of its inhabitants, but no details have as yet reached England.

Dr. Richardson gave a lecture on Wednesday at the rooms

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of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on the means of producing insensibility to pain locally,—local anass- thesia,—inatead of generally by chloroform, by...

Friday', March 8. Friday, March 15.

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MOXIOF17 Spanish Passive .. Do. Certillattes Turkish 6 per Cents., 1658 „ 1882 Unite 1 States 5.208 .. • • • • • • 171 221 141 551 551 741 • • • •...

Grest Eastern .. Great Northern

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Griat Western.. .. •• Lancashire and Yorks'ihe London and Brighton Pricier, March 8. Friday, Marc`i I 5. 117 4 . 116 411 to list .. 124 77% x. d 71 Loudon aud...

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CU3I1JLATIVE VOTING MTH AN EXTENDED S U FIRAGE A S it seems now certain that the present feeble Ministry— the Ministry which, as Sir John Pakington confesses, agrees to new...

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A fiR. DISRAELI stated on Tuesday, in answer to Mr. 1 Lowe, who apparently wanted a rule for guessing, - that neither he nor the House wanted more complete figures than those...

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THERE is a victim,—a collective one,—in the midst of the 1. Metropolis, of whose sufferings the world is cruelly unaware. The Crown thwarts its benevolence. The...

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T HE Blue-Book presented to Parliament in the first days of the Session, the Russian despatches of October and November, published in London on Tuesday, and the debate in the...

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T HE House of Commons evidently regards the subject of the Freedom of the Press as a religious theme. It de- bated Sir Colman O'Loghlen's proposed amendment of the Law of Libel...

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TH'S ' quarrel between the Engine-Drivers and the Railway Companies, which in a week or two may supersede the Reform Bill in interest, adds a new question to the half-a-dozen...

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Q OME striking verses in another column on the death of Artemus Ward, present forcibly the difficulty we are all apt to feel in finding a place for humour and laughter in the...

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XXI.—HAMPSHIRE AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT.—(CONCLUSION.> MHE History of Hampshire since the Conquest concentrates; itself about that of the three towns of Winchester, South-...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Si,—As it is assumed by general consent that the coming Reform Bill is to be based on Household Suffrage, the question of what is called...

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I. Is he gone to a land of no laughter, This man that made mirth for us all ? Proves death but a silence hereafter From the sounds that delight or appal ? Once closed, have the...


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FREEMAN'S NORMAN CONQUEST.* Ma. FREEMAN'S first volume on The Norman Conquest is entirely occupied with the previous history of England. Passing rapidly over what we may call...

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THE Hon. Eleanor Eden, like the Hon. Emily Eden, has a perfect command of that light, graceful, easy style which is. the nearest literary approach to the pleasant chat and...

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ESSAYS ON REFORM.* Tins handsome volume contains a collection of

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papers from twelve writers, all more or less known, all friendly to Reform, and all anxious to remove the intellectual difficulties, the doubts and fears. andhalf uttered...

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to know that there is in our national Church a school of theologians,—as we think by far the deepest and healthiest it contains,—which entirely rejects the ordinary...

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Our Premier; or, Love and Duty. By Frank Foster. (John

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Snow and Co.)—We skimmed through this story more from duty than from love, and we were charmed when the time came for resigning our office._ The impression left on our minds,...


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The North British Review. March, 1867. (Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas.)—The opening article of the North British, on " Trades Unions," is most deserving of attention....

The Art Journal March. (Virtue and Co.)—Bat for the three

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steel engravings which accompany each number of the Art Journal we do not - think that periodical would enjoy a long lease of life. The literary matter is generally poor, and...