17 OCTOBER 1868

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Mr. Gladstone's first great canvassing speech,—delivered on Monday at Warrington,—was

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an exceedingly powerful attack on the Tory propensity to squander, and an exposure of the replies which the Tory organs have recently made to the censures of their critics. He...

The Provisional Government have apparently authorized the Times' correspondent to

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say that their candidate for the Throne is Ferdinand of Coburg, husband of the last Queen of Portugal, and father of the present King. The idea is that by electing him Spain...


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T HE event of the week has been the announcement that a constitutional monarchy is to be established in Spain. General Prim, in a letter to the Gaulois, a new Parisian paper,...

Prime Ministers and leaders of Opposition appear to be agreed

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only on one point, and that is in publishing their election addresses on a Saturday morning. Is it in order to keep the weekly criticism back as a reserve force till the daily...

The American State elections of the 13th October in Ohio,

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Pennsylvania, and Indiana confirm our prediction of the cer- tainty of General Grant's triumph. In Indiana alone has there been a clear gain for the Democrats ; but even in...

Mr. Gladstone delivered a second speech at Liverpool on Wednesday,

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filling six columns, all reported by telegraph. It was one of his finest displays. We have remarked upon what seems to 1 us its finest point,—a protest ggfims the idea that...

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Mr. John Routledge, engineer, of Durham, six feet two or

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three in height, and of great personal strength, is traffic manager at Cordova. The battle of Alcolea going on, he went out to see it, and seeiug it, saw the wounded necessarily...

Mr. Roebuck seems very likely to lose his seat, and

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if so good and sound a man as Mr. Mundella replaces him, both Parliament and Sheffield will be the gainer. No doubt, it is quite true that the secret of a great deal of the...

Cuba has adhered to the Revolution. It had no other

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choice, for annexation to the Uni*-Skates would have meant immediate emancipation. As it is, the Spanish Government shrinks from this step, and only proposesp free slavesborn...

Mr. Mundella's address to the electors of Sheffield is the

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ablest and the best yet put forward by a working man's candidate. Mr. Mundella is an employer, and well known to be strongly opposed to outrages ; but after repeating the usual...

A great blow has fallen mile. The Supreme Junta of

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Madrid, aware of the extreme hostility of the Democrats to the priesthood, has issued two decrees, the first expelling the Jesuits from Spain and confiscating, their property,...

A great meeting MIS held in the Guildhall on Tuesday

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in aid of the sufferers ruined by the earthquake in Peru and Ecuador. It was attended by all the great City notables, including the members, and was most successful, though the...

Dean Close has written an election address to the electors

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of Carlisle, in favour of the Irish Church and against the Liberals. We confess we like to see the clergy telling their mind honestly and strongly (where they have one, or even...

Captain Moncreiff's new method of mounting gun-carriages was again tried

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on Friday week, and seems to have been completely suc- cessful. We could not explain this invention without a diagram, even if we understood its details sufficiently, but its...

Mr. J. S. Mill is really doing mischief, both to

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himself and to his party, by his affectation to give credentials to Liberal candi- dates in search of a seat. Mr. Chadwick,—of drainage fame, — has taken a letter from Mr. J. S....

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The several correspondents in Paris mention a report that the

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Emperor, aware that with Spain in flames he cannot go to war, intends next week to issue a great manifesto to his people, ex- plaining his policy, granting liberal reforms, and...

Great Eastern Great Northern Great Western Lancashire & Yorkshire London

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& Brighton Lon. & North-Western Lou. & South-Western Oct. 9, 41 108 46 1281 61 f 1124 874 Oct. 16. 404 1084 49 1284 53 11.21 61 Lea., Chatbanx& Bezel Metropolitan Midland...

Nations find it very hard to accept geographical facts when

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at variance with their instincts. The Czechs will not see that Bohemia has become an enclave of Germany, and agitation for -Czech autonomy has risen to such a height in Prague...

Many of the Continental, and more especially German, papers -will

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have it that a grand plot was arrested by the Spanish explosion. -Queen Isabella was to garrison Rome, and hold Italy in check while Napoleon crossed the Rhine. At the same...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Oct. 9. Oct. 16. 1 Oct 9. Oct. 16. Brazilian, 1865 774 78 Russian (Anglo-Dutch) , 901 Ulf Egyptian, 1864 824 83 8pm:tisk, 1867 331...

It seems that Archbishop Manning in 1840, when he was

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still a Protestant, stood sponsor to Mr. Gladstone's eldest son. Con- .sequently, Mr. Gladstone is abolishing the Irish Church out of friendship for Dr. Manning. This absurd...

Mr. Vining, lessee of the Princess's Theatre, writes to the

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Times to say that the extortions of boxkeepers are the fault of the public. They will give. He abolished the present system and paid his boxkeepers' wages, but people would give...

The Times, in a leading article last Saturday on the

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proposed Women's College, seems to us to echo some rather unreasonable fears of Lord Carnarvon's as to its effect on young women. It represents the weakness of women as...

Consols closed at 941 to 94/. Reduced and New Three

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per Cents. have marked 931 to 931; India Stock, 114/ to 115, do., Bonds, 20s. to 25s. pretn.; and Exchequer Bills 16s. to 20s. prem. The best short-dated bills have been freely...

"A Traveller," in an amusing if 'slightly cynical letter to

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the Pall Mall of yesterday, gives a very favourable account of the Rev. Olympia Brown, a young lady of Universalist views, whom he heard preach in a New England village. She...

M. Prevost Paradol, prince of Orleanist epigrammatists, happened to be

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at Biarritz when the Emperor received the ex-Queen of :Spain. The Patrie thereupon declared that he had followed the -ex-Queen from Sebastian to Pau, "desiring a near view of...

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AA R. GLADSTONE'S address to the electors of South ilk Lancashire, together with his very remarkable speeches at Warrington on Monday, and at Liverpool on Wednes- day, place his...


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THE SPANISH REVOLUTION. T HE accounts from Spain are confused enough, but at least they make one point clear. The Ultramontanes have done their work, and Rome has lost one more...

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IV St. Helen's a vigilant party leader, at Warrington a great financier, at Liverpool Mr. Gladstone stood forward in the attitude which, among governing men, he can best main-...

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THE NEW INDIAN CAMPAIGN. T HE importance of the new war

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on the Indian North- West frontier appears to be at once exaggerated and underestimated in this country. According to one set of accounts, we are about to commence the conquest...

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M R. BERNAL OSBORNE does not put his claim before 1. the Nottingham public on its right basis. Perhaps he is too bashful, if that be possible for Mr. Bernal Osborne. But no...

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1 T is difficult for an Englishman to take a real interest in I German politics. After the thunderclap of Sadowa, one seemed to see a rent in the perennial fog which hangs over...

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A LETTER from the able critic in the September Fraser, which we print in another column, attempts some reply to our notice this day fortnight of his curious jeremiad over the...

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W E wish some one of our readers who knew the Continent thirty years ago would tell us whether it was then the custom for middle-aged or aged English men and women to travel...

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NOTTINGDAMSIDRE.—GEOGRAPIIY. rillIE three counties of Rutland, Leicester, and Nottingham I may be said to constitute, together with that of Northampton, the Eastern Midland...

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THE islands of Uist, with Benbecula between, extend from the

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Sound of Harris as far south as Barra, and appear to have originally formed one unbroken chain ; and still, indeed, at low ebbs, a person may walk dryshod from Loch Boisdale to...

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[TO TRE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") Sitz,—I have read your comments on my article in Fra.cer with great care and interest, and I hope with some profit. I am, as of milk ?" "We...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:] SIR,—In the Fortnightly Review for October Mr. J. C. Morison has brought serious charges against Professor Maurice's Lectures on the...

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FIVE OLD FRIENDS AND A YOUNG PRINCE.* ARE these rationalized fairy tales or enchanted tales of every- day life? We maintain that they are the latter, and that this it is which...


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THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In reading up my back numbers of your much valued paper, I have this morning seen the letter contained in your impression of the 19th of September, and...

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WE feel no doubt that Mr. Leigh's little book well deserves to be distinguished from even the better sort of the fourscore or so volumes of occasional verse which issue every...

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at the real subject of his history. He has not, indeed, reached the great central event of his narrative, for the present volume contains only the reign of the Confessor ; but...

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Mn. BELLEW informs us that the sense of a want, both in the library and in the schoolroom, induced him to undertake the pro- duction of this work. He owns, indeed, that there...

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of Mr. Trollope's, especially when issued like this in weekly numbers, will certainly add a now flavour to existence. This one begins with great vigour, but the characters with...

The Westminster Review. October. (Triihner.) — The Westminster frequently displays an asperity

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of tone, and oven a want of fairness, which lessons the just influence of able arguments. Perhaps the best article in this number is that on "The Property of Married Women," an...

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Notes on the Old Crosses of Gloucestershire. By Charles Pooley,

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F.S.A. (Longmans.)—This is an excellent monograph on a subject interesting to all students of ecclesiastical antiquities, and to Glou- cestershire men especially. It notices...

The Preservation of Health. By Thomas Inman, M.D. (Lewis.)— This

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volume is a reprint of essays which have been already published in one of the medical journals. They are intended primarily for non- medical readers, though we can easily...

The Romance of Duelling. By Andrew Steinmetz. 2 vols. (Chap-

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man and Hall.)—We all know what tedious reading a book of anecdotes may be, and this is a book of anecdotes on one subject. Nor has Mr. Steinmetz been careful to compress his...

Carillon's Year. By the Author of "Lost Sir Massingberd." Two

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vols. (Bradbury and Evans.)—The story opens well. A rescue from the tide, at a place which is to be identified, we suppose, with the sands of Morecambe Bay, is told with much...

Five Years' Church Work in the Kingdom of Hawaii. By

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the Bishop of Honolulu. (Rivingtons.)—This book is certainly wanting in colour. It gives us very little information and it does not attempt to amuse. But it is very moderate and...

The Royal Cookery Book. By Jules Gouffe. (Sampson Low.) — A splendid

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octavo which weighs about as much as a shoulder of mutton, rich with sumptuous type and binding, and adorned with chromolitho- graphs and woodcuts, seems to demand a more...

The Old Times and the New. (Chapman and Hall.)—This volume

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contains the reminiscences of a Scotch laird, reaching back to about thirty years before the end of the last century, and continued up to within twenty years of our own time....

Wild as a Hawk. By Katharine S. Macquoid. 3 yobs.

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(Tinsley.)— The opening scene in this novel does not promise well. A wife who has been married a few weeks tells her husband that she does not and can not love him ; and that...

Letters from Greece. By Edward Poatlethwaite. (Hotten.)—Mr. Postlethwaite is a

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veteran Philhellene, whose journal in Crete we noticed some little time ago. He does not impress us as being a person of very sound judgment ; but he tells us things that he has...