18 JULY 1868

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Mr. Disraeli's great triumph was, however, on Tuesday. lie made

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early in the evening the concession that the Bill should last only for three years, and later reaped the benefit of his perfectly safe moderation. Mr. Powell resisted Clause 45,...

Mr. Disraeli has managed the Corrupt Practices' Act with great

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ability and address. He has ridden the House of Commons with a light rein on a question on which they would not have endured a hard hand and a fretting curb. When they have got...

Almost the only amendment to this Bill the loss of

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which we regret was one of Mr. Mill's to Clause 43. The Member for West- minster wanted to throw the costs of the inquiry on the borough or county found guilty of corruption....

Lord Napier of Magdala (whom it seems to be already

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the fashion, by the way, to call simply Lord Napier, without any deference to the feelings of the able Governor of Madras, also so termed) was entertained by the East India...

The debate of yesterday week on the Corrupt Practices' Bill

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might fairly be called, after the manner of the old "Arguments," "the acts of Ayrton." Mr. Ayrton objected to the Government proposal that the judges of each Court should, by...

Marshal Niel on Wednesday made an extremely peaceful little speech.

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M. Magnin proposed to suppress the six great military commands, which it is admitted are useless in time of peace. Marshal Niel, however, defended them, saying it was of no use...


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W HAT the deuce has come to the weather ? The season is quite cool in Calcutta, where people ought to be broiling, and cold in Saratoga, where they ought to be bathing, but in...

The Spanish Government has suddenly exiled the Duke and Duchess

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de Montpensier, General Serrano, once a favourite at the Palace, and all the Generals of the Liberal Union party. The Generals have been sent to the Canaries, the Cape de Verde,...

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Mr. Horatio Seymour and Colonel Blair have both accepted their

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nomination as Democratic candidates for the Presidency and 'Vice-Presidency on the repudiating platform which we explained last week. By so doing, they have, we suspect, injured...

Mr. Bright has negotiated a new treaty of Limerick with

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the Irish nation, which may, we hope, be fruitful of a better under- standing between the two peoples. He was entertained at Limerick on Tuesday by the Liberals of the city and...

One or twe of the election addresses deserve notice. One

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of the most remarkable is that of Mr. H. Worms, the Conservative candidate for Sandwich, Deal, and Walmer. He takes the line of profound personal confidence in Mr. Disraeli,...

Lord Stanley announced on Thursday that he was quite in

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accord with the American authorities and Mr. Seward as to the general principles which ought to govern our recognition of the rights of naturalization. This is comfortable to...

Mr. Childers on Tuesday, in a thoughtful speech, called atten-

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tion to the growing costliness of our Civil Establishments. '.1:he departments are always increasing the number of officers, clerks, and other agents, and salaries and pensions...

The House of Lords has taken a very decided step

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to prevent Railways from demanding an increase in their maximum fares. It agreed on Monday to a resolution, proposed by Lord Taunton, that no bill authorizing an increase of...

Sir John Acton, the most Liberal and able of the

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English Catholics, is to contest Bridgnorth again, and has issued a thoughtful address, in which he speaks of the Liberal party, "for some time weakened by the number and...

The English Press,—even the most Liberal English press,—can never be

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even commonly just to the Irish Ultramoutaues. Arch- bishop Leahy and Bishop Derry have sent what seems to us a most effective reply to Lord Mayo's statement that they had...

The Servian imbroglio has ended in the unanimous election of

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Prince Milano as hereditary Hos-podar, and the appointment of Colonel Blasnavatz, Minister of War, as Regent. Two other offi- cials are associated with him in the Regency, but...

We note that primogeniture has come up at last among

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the questions put to borough candidates. Sir Charles Wingfield, the able Indian selected by Lord Canning to reorganize civil govern- ment in Oude, is standing for the new...

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A Bill, introduced to enable trustees to invest the moneys

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in their -charge in the guaranteed shares of Indian Railways, was lost on Wednesday. Serjeant Gaselee said it ought to have been treated as a private bill, and moved its...

It is considered so necessary in Bengal to marry girls

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young that bridegrooms are often tempted with a dower. The price varies according to qualifications, and the correspondent of a native paper received by last mail has lately...

We have noticed elsewhere the conflict now going on between

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the War Office and the Treasury, or rather Sir H. Storks and the 'Treasury, in which the interests of the country seem to us to be postponed somewhat too much to civilian...

The principal feature of the week in the Money Market

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is the introduction of two foreign loans. One, for the Swedish Govern- ment, for 1,150,000/., in Five per Cent. Stock at 90, or, reckoning allowances, at 88i, was readily taken...

Our Vagrancy laws seem to work great injustice at times.

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If a poor man with means, but not means enough . to pay for a room at an inn, arrives weary in a town like Dunstable with but one house - which will take in persons on tramp,...

The three new judges who are to be appointed in

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consequence -of the transfer of the election petitions to the judical investigation of the Bench are mid by the Owl to be likely to be, Mr. Huddle- ston, Q.C., Sir Baliol Brett...

; Mr. Henry Morley has discovered an unpublished poem which

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he believes to be Milton's. He found it written in a handwriting like Milton's on a blank leaf in a copy of the original edition of Milton's poems in the British Museum. The...

The Albert Life Assurance Company have restored all the extra

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premiums demanded on account of the Abyssinian Expedition—a liberal thing, as they amounted to 8/. 8s. per 100/. The act is, moreover, a curious testimony to the healthiness of...

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MR. BURLINGAME'S MISSION. A BOUT a week or so hence, we shall all be hearing a good deal about Mr. Burlingame, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Chinese...

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u7 HEN the Times argues, as it did on Thursday, that Mr. Roebuck ought to be returned again by the new con- stituency in Sheffield, because he has shown himself so entirely...

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T HE attitude of. the Spanish Government is that of a man half foolish with fear lest he should be attacked in a dark street. Any one who is visible is a character to be sus-...


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T HE Controller-General seems to us to be getting rather- ' scant justice at the hands of the Treasury and the public. We do not wonder at it, or greatly regret it, for until...

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to them, as Piedmont did to Italy, the hope of union with a thoroughly free and independent State. So far as that course was open to Count Bismarck, no doubt in neglecting it he...

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ISS HELEN TAYLOR has encountered the able jurist and In politician who has thrown so much force into our contem- porary the Pall Mall Gazette, not without credit to herself,...

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D EAN STANLEY has assented to the interment of Rajah Brooke in Westminster Abbey, and a subscription is in course of collection to pay the expenses of the ceretnouial. Some...

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.LXXL—CENTRAL ENGLAND :-NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AND WAR- WICKSHIRE.-GEOGRAPITY. W E now come to what may in more than one sense be called the heart of England, the two most central of...

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[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] THE members of the Upper House or Legislative Council of New South Wales are nominated for life by the Governor, not elected, like those of Victoria and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE 41 SPECTATOR."] Si it,—In consideration of your numerous readers, for whose benefit, of course, this correspondence is published, I ask you to admit the...


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[To THE: EDITOR OF TIIE "SPECTATOR."] Stmt,—In reference to the very important subject so ably treated in your last number under the head of "The House of Commons and the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your last number you found fault with Lord Mahnesbury for calling a recent event in the Royal Family the birth of a Princess, instead...

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THE ROYAL ACADEMY.—[ritino NOTICE.] IT is time something were said of the landscapes at this Exhibition ; the difficulty is to find any that deserve special commendation. Many...

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THE GRECO-RUSSIAN CHURCH.* Miss YONGE has reached the position which makes an introduc- tion from her pen a valuable passport. We are glad to say that in this case the favour...


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LEAVE him in peace (if Peace can rest Unscathed by such a restless neighbour). We come but on an empty quest, An empty labour. Leave him at peace. No feebler light Can pierce...

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EVERY one has heard of that marten) tower on the Sussex coast which, stored with five tons of the strongest gunpowder and plied with tubes from galvanic batteries, with lighted...

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TWENTY-FIVE years ago Mr. Parsons published a translation of the first ten cantos of Dante's Inferno. That work lies before us now, together with this complete version of the"...

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the attention of our readers to the new edition of Sir Charles LyeIfs Principles of Geology, it may be well to remind those of them who have not read the other works of Sir C....

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GLEANINGS FROM FRENCH GARDENS.* Tins is a suggestive work, full

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of the exact knowledge derived from practical experience and daily occupation. Mr. Robinson writes upon a subject he understands in a clear and unpretending • Gleanings from...

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The Contemporary Review. July. (Strahan.)—Of the eight articles which make up this number four treat of religious, four of secular matters. Mr. Matthew Browne contributes a...