17 FEBRUARY 1866

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There is one very gross defect in this bit of

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panic legislation. It does not even leave open the possibility of any further study of the disease and its treatment. It is imperative on the local authorities to order the...

M. Desk's address in reply to the speech from 'the

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throne was laid before the Hungarian Diet on the 8th inst. It is polite, but very decided, a single idea being repeated in almost every sentence, thst Hungary is willing to come...

M. Rouher has explained in the French Senate that the

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object of the September Convention was to create in Italy two distinct sovereignties. He meant, he added, temporal sovereignties, for " we here only discuss things temporal," a...

Mr. Hunt, when objecting on Tuesday to the Cattle Plague

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Bill, alluded openly to the rumour that Sir George Grey intends shortly to seek repose and rest from the cares of office." It is believed indeed in some quarters that he only...

The debate, both on Wednesday morning and on Thursday night

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in committee, brought out the enormous strength of the landed interest in the Commons. The larger borough members scarcely knew each other, and were disunited and feeble. Mr....

Mr. J. S. Mill made his maiden speech in the

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House on the cattle-plague debate of Wednesday. He was not distinctly heard, and the Parliamentary gossip about the speech was at first un- favourable. His argument, it was...

We publish elsewhere two replies to Lord Shaftesbury written by

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labourers in Dorsetshire, and printed as they wrote them. We have their nitrites, and can vouch 'that they are common day- labourers, in no respect different frinn those around...


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THE week has been, for political purposes, poisoned by the cattle plague. The Government Bill was introduced on Monday, and has been upon the whole accepted by the country...

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The decision of the French Government on Mexican affairs will

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probably be taken about the 25th inst., when the final replies from Washington are expected 'to arrive. It is rumoured in Paris that Marshal Forey spoke his recent speech in...

The Jamaica correspondent of the Morning Star se - rit home

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a letter, published on Tuesday, which contains a very remarkable version both of the outbreak itself, and of the doings of Provost- Marshal Ramsay at Morant Bay after it. Of...

Mr. Childers on Monday introduced, in a speech of a

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quarter of an hour, a Bill which may prove of more importance than the lengthy discussions on the cattle plague. It permits the Com- missioners of the Public Works Loan to lend...

Dr. Fiddes, the white physician who was attending Mr. G.

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W. Gordon before his arrest, has written a long letter to the Daily News on that matter. Our readers are aware that the evidence which the court-martial is said to have thought...

Mr. Cardwell on Thursday had just time to introduce, without

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a speech, his new Constitution for Jamaica. It is unfair to dis- cuss it before he has been heard, but it seems at first sight a half- hearted measure, much too like the one...

The cattle-plague returns are becoming useless, some 251 inspectors having

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again failed to send in their reports. According to the figures there has been no increase since the last accurate return, but we are not told if the 251 defaulters have been...

Lard Overstone asked on Monday whether Government in- tended to

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compel railway directors to obey the law in the matter of issuing debentures. At present no purchaser can tell if the debenture lie is buying is legal or not. Lord Russell...

Sir George Grey on Tuesday brought in a Bill for

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the abolition of all oaths taken by members of Parliament excepting only the oath of allegiance. The Protestant oath contains absurdities, the member who takes it being...

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The Consol market has shown more firmness during the week

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than for some time past. The quotations have steadily advanced, and exhibited an improvement at the close of business yesterday, as compared with Saturday last, of...

Dr. Stanley, the Dean of Westminster, made a very good

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speech a week ago in the Lower House of Convocation on Ritualism in the Church. He said that though he at least could not be sup- posed to attach too much weight to what was...

On the Continent the value of money has slightly given

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way. During the week the price has fallen at Paris and Frankfort, at which cities a reduction of one-half per cent. has taken place, the official minimum at both places being 41...

Dean Ramsay, the well known Scotch humourist, has been lecture

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ing in Edinburgh on" Preachers and Preaching," enriching his dis- course with stories such as only he can tell. He was very severe on the " threatening style " of preaching so...

prices The leading British Railways left off at the following

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, Feb. 0. Caledonian .„, „„ 129 Great Eaatern 881 Great Northern 129 Great Western.. .. 69 Do. West Midland, Oxford 4) Lancashire and...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given an illustration of, the

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-very small value which attaches, as the Dean of Westminster ob- serves, to Episcopal opinions on the Pentateuch, by writing to Dr. Colenso that he believes him to be " duly and...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were as under :— Friday, Feb. 9. Friday, 'Feb. 15. °teak • • • . 13 .. 131 Do. Coupons .. Maxima 91 Spanish Passive • • .. 15 } 2:1 Do....

Charlotte Winsor has again been respited, pending an applica- tion

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to the Court of Error. Thinking her fate decided, she has written a confession, admitting the justice of the verdict and supplying details of the murder.

The Washington correspondent of the Times has been fighting stoutly

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to persuade himself and his readers, that he was right in expecting the rejection by Congress of the amendment to the Constitution, which provides that each State shall be...

A curious gain of steam power and saving of fuel,—which

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last saving alone should be welcomed by those who are auguring so tragic an end to England's career from the exhaustion of her coal,—seems to have been discovered by a Mr....

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THE GOVERNMENT BILL FOR THE CATTLE PLAGUE. W E have no intention, as no power, of resisting the grant of compensation for the cattle plague, but must be allowed to express a...

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T HROUGHOUT the American Civil War this journal has, as its enemies would say, committed itself to four pre- dictions, or, as we should say, has indicated four results as almost...


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L ORD CRANBOURNE and his co-catechists, Mr. Bouverie and his co-confessors, managed to make the Government feel a good deal more uncomfortable yesterday week, concern- ing that...

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L IME diversity of the elements which go to make up that • • strange conglomerate the British Empire has long been a common-place with historical and political writers. It is...

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T HE weary observers who, tired with the long supremacy of wrong, declare, like Macaulay, that the Papacy is eter- nal, have this week received new aliment. It is no longer...

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T HE appearance, simultaneously with the commencement of the Session, of Dods Parliamentary Companion, The Joint-Stock Companies' Directory, and other kindred works, naturally...

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T . last thing one would expect in the abstract would be that the ministers of a great spiritual faith and an eternal world, should organize what is almost a rebellion against...

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B REAKFAST has been a good deal neglected in the literature of gastronomy. The little publication just issued by Mr. Bentley, and edited by some dreadful person who actually...

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[Fnoat A CORRESPONDENT.] unenterprising that we doubt if dried mango

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fish, the Indian deli- Lord Shaftesbury, in his letter to the Times entitled "The Dorset- cacy, are procurable in London, and American cranberries, the shire Labourers," makes...

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Sta, - Having read the statement written by the Earl of Shaftesbury,

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respecting the Dorsetshire labourer, I feel it to be nothing but just to say a few words in self-defence, for I know the greater part of the statements he has made is altogether...

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FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] tary of State for Foreign Affairs, but with this difference, that with you it is not Her Majesty but the Secretary who is r,spon- sible to the...

Srs,—Experience of four years labour on one farm. Common weekly

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pay 9 shillings. From the middle of November to the middle of March in the following year, we begin work at seven o'clock in the morning and leave at five in the evening, and...

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is it less dishonest that it should be conscientiously unavailable

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to the taxpaying clergyman? Let me speak for myself. Setting little by mere book-rote, I try to teach my children worship by bringing them to join with me in acts of worship....


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR" — In the last number of the Spectator, Professor Huxley has paid me the great compliment of stating that were I to tell him to-morrow...

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MR. MAURICE ON THE HISTORY OF REPRESENTATION.* • The Workman and the Franchise. Cbspters from Fnglish History on the Repre- sentation and Education of the People. By Frederick...

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THE tender mercies of publishers are cruel. Poor Miss Eyre earned some money and some public favour by chronicling her walks in the Smith of France, economizing francs and...

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species of literary composition is generally more worthless than an Academic panegyric. Not a few of those which have been delivered even by the great masters of French prose...

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Dedication of Westminster Abbey. Sermon preached by A. P. Stanley, D.D. The Creation of Man. Sermon, &c. (Parker, Oxford and Lon- don.)—We should think that there are few people...


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1 1 :3 11‘ • HitilorY of As American War. By Lieutenant-001one Fletcher, Soots Fusilier Guards. Vol. IL Loudon: Bentley. How easy it is to make a great subject small! Such is...

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The Horse Trainer's Guide. By Digby Collins. (Longman.)—The author of

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this little treatise is evidently in earnest; he gets quite pathetic in the chapter of "Advice to Grooms," and argues in favour of the policy of honesty in a way that we trust...

The Animal Creation. A Popular Introduction to Zoology. By T.

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Rymer Jones, F.R.S. (Society for Promoting Christian Know- ledge.)—This is one of the useful manuals published by this society. The author, who is Professor of Natural History...

Bath, Ancient and Modern. By John Earle, M.A. (Longmans.)— "A

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guide to the knowledge of" a place of interest "and its neighbour- hood " is usually written in a style which is ordinarily (and happily) confined and peculiar to the "town...

Afemoir Illustrative of the Art of Glass - Painting. By the late

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C. Winston, of the Inner Temple. Illustrated with engravings from the author's original drawings. By P. H. Delamotte, F.S.A. (Murray.)—. We cordially welcome this handsome...

The Frogs' Parish Clerk. A Tale for YoungPolk. By Thomas

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Archer- Illastrated with eighteen engravings. (Sampson Low, Son, and Mara- ton.)—This is a book of clever nonsense very amusingly illustrated, the engravings all admirably...

Dilistoire des Nouveau Cisar. Par P. Vdsinier, continuateur des Mysteres

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du Peuple. (P. Vdsinior, Libraire - Editeur.) Louis Napoleon,. the Destined Monarch of the World, and War of Armageddon, about or soon after 1873. By Rev. M. Baxter....

The Newspaper Press Directory. (Mitchell and Co.)--This useful guide for

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advertisers in particular, and all political mon in general, has again come out, carefully corrected for the year 1866. It contains a complete list of all the London and...