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The French elections of Sunday resulted in a complete and

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striking victory for the Republicans in all the four departments -where elections were held. In the Puy de Dame there was no contest, M. Girot-Pouzol being elected by 79,825...

Mr. Bright is to address his constituents on Wednesday next,

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if his health permits, of which he himself appears to entertain some doubt. In a letter, dated last Tuesday, to some Bir- mingham Republicans, who had put a dozen questions to...

The Taunton election came off on Monday, both parties being

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very confident, as both had pledges exceeding in the aggregate the whole constituency. The struggle was a fierce one, the card trick failed, and towards four - o'clock many of...


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illHE Emperor of Germany, on Tuesday, October 14, caused JL two letters which had passed between himself and the Pope to 'be published throughout Europe. We say caused, because...

On Thursday the Mayor of Liverpool gave a public dinner

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to Lord Derby, and Lord Derby in replying to the toast of his health made an interesting speech, in which he endea- voured, as be said, to tread the slippery path between "the...

Another incident of almost equal importance, which we have discussed

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elsewhere, in connection with the result of the four French elections, is M. Rouher's letter, published on Sunday, to Baron Eschasseriaux, the President of the association for...

*,,,* - The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Cortes of Mexico have ratified two clamps. in the

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Consti- tution previously accepted by the St.atesounnely, the total sepa- ration of Church and State, and the permanent expulsion :4* the Jesuits. As the Jesuits will not go,...

Archdeacon Denison, whom we once called a High-Church schoolboy, seems

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never to be weary of the attempt to justify that sobriquet. Towards the close of the Bath Congress he con- vened a meeting to consider his special grievance, the proposal 4of...

A military tribunal at Paris has condemned M. Ranc to

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death in contumaciana, nominally for joining the Commune, !which he did for a time, hoping to moderate its violence, but really for being a powerful aid to M. Gambetta, whom the...

A telegram was received in London on Friday which may

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be intended to help to float a loan. If, however, it is honest, it means that the end of Constantinopolitan finance is very near at hand. The Government has recently been paying...

Mr. Lowe has conferred a boon upon the Publican interest.

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It appears that it has been the custom at Newark, and probably other places, to register licences on renewal, and require a state- ment on oath as to ownership, for both which...

The Bishop of Rochester (Dr. Clau,ghton) has put out a

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very good charge against the practice of Confession, as commonly advocated by the Ritualist party,—i.e., against the view that any human being who has done wrong, whether he is...

The accounts from Spain are satisfactory in all respects but

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one. President Castelar has reduced the greater part of Spain to order, has moved Moriones again against the Carlists, has obtained some further supply of money, and has kept...

We omitted to mention last week that Mr. Hammond, after

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fifty years passed in the public service, had resigned his post as Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office. Mr. Hammond musthave had power of some sort, to be so trusted by...

The Pall Mall, of Monday, had a legitimate triumph over

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us,, for once. It showed that we had not anticipated " precisely,"— as we said last week that we had,—the effect which the new rule adopted by the Irish National Education Board...

The Bank raised its rate on Wednesday to 6 per

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cent., and there is a good deal of alarm in the City. It is said that a few more heavy drafts from America, where we are purchasing corn largely and helping the banks whose...

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The Times publishes a long letter from Mr. jefferies, whom

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it calls an "eminent agriculturist," but whom we remember as a bitter enemy of the labourers, asserting that England is fast 'becoming a meat-producing country, that grass will...

The Duke of St. Alban's made a speech at Mansfield

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on Tues- day of some merit. This small, though thriving place is, it appears, entirely dependent on lace, hosiery, and moulding in iron, and goes at them all with a will. In...

The Teetotal Alliance held their annual meeting at Manchester on

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Tuesday, and pledged themselves to use all their electoral power to oppose candidates who will not vote for the Permissive Bill. This kind of pledge is becoming very general,...

The Court Theatre, in an amusing and, on the whole,

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well- acted little piece,—though dramatic realism hardly requires, by the way, that a manager should fill the house with the smell of onions for the sake of giving a vivid...

Dr. Newman seems to have preached a tine sermon last

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week in Birmingham, on occasion of opening a new Catholic semi- nary for the study of theology, in which he referred to the growing difficulty of the Church's task ; said that...

Will somebody tell us what American hours for agricultural labour

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really are? Mr. Arch seems to think Canadian hours in- tolerable, and all our reading points to the same evil as existing in the United States. The truth seems to be that in a...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921.

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THE POPE AND THE KAISER. MEE correspondence between the Pope and the Emperor of J.. Germany reminds UB somehow of a scene in the times of which Froissart is the painter,—the...

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suits it best." in three out of the four departments, then it is clear that The importance of this letter lies in the fact that it is there can be none of that terrible hurry...

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WE do not imagine that Mr. James's election for Taunton is a sufficient sign, though it is no doubt in a degree a sign, of the counter-reaction having set in in earnest, for he...

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O NE never reads a speech of Lord Derby's without regret- ting that a man so utterly possessed by that spirit of sensible caution and intellectual incredulity and timidity which...

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S WEDEN, it is notorious, has no claim to be reckoned a sober country. So very different is her reputation, that it must beget some surprise to hear of a grave proposal for...

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T HERE is a sort of lull in the war between the Birmingham League and the Churchmen about the Education ques- tion—a lull due, we imagine, to the necessity of waiting for Mr....

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iur ARK TWAIN'S lecture at the Hanover Square Rooms on in the Sandwich Islands will remind many of us of the inimitable lecture delivered by Artemus Ward some six years ago at...

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I T is a real luxury to read a lecture like that contained in Mr. Raskin's letter to the Art students at Mansfield, and yet we doubt if it will increase the number of Art...

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T HERE are few questions better worth discussing than that which the Bishop of Oxford started at the Church Con- gress, and on which Sir Stafford Northcote touched in his...


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BRITISH EMIGRANTS TO BRAZIL [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOIL") SIR, —It is well that the exact facts should be known as to the recent return from Brazil of duped British...

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%1( ; rfo THE NDITOE OF THE "SPECTATOR..') was agreeably surprised at first on finding myself the subject of a special article in the Spectator, but my complacency waned as I...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR...) Sin,—Of course, la huitieme decompose'e, or the octoscheme and martingale, is a groundless illusion, as you show in your article on "The...

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(To TH8 EDITOR OP TRH "Spxotkrop..")

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SIR, —Any person who has a clear mathematical idea of the doc- trine of chances, knows that no possible system of play can in the slightest degree affect the result at any game...


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[TO THR EDITOR OP TEl " &ROTATOR:1 Slit,—A question of subordinate importance has risen into some- prominence, viz. :—" What can the Clergy do ? " Mr. Temple seems certainly to...

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"SrzerlrOB..") SIR,—In your notice of Mr. Goodman's "Pearl of the Antilles" you state that the title "occurred to Mr. Goodman first, and he registered and advertised the fact...


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(To rus EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] SIR,—The exceptional candour with which you are ever ready to rectify misunderstanding induces me to believe that you will permit me to free"...


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venture to send you an epitaph which, I think, is as good an example as I have met with of the punning class, although it *Lows also deeper and worthier feelings in the author....


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THE GREEK POETS. LOVING the Beautiful, they asked no more, But found in Nature's outward form the soul Which filled all space, and harmonised the whole ; In them the wisdom...


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{to THE EDITOR OF THE "SPROTATOR.I ' your impressiOn of the 11th you comment on Colonel Lord-Lindsay's speech to the Berkshire electors on Tuesday last, and in so " doing...


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WHITE ROSE AND RED.* THIS is a poem of great, and in parts, of rare beauty, though it falls now and again for brief intervals to the level of the prosaic and the common-place,...

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JAMES D. FORBES.* IT has seldom been our good fortune

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to peruse a biography so- entirely satisfactory as that contained in the present volume. There were a wonderful simplicity and unity in the character and career of Principal...

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Miss Tvmsn's Papers for Thoughtful Girls was so pleasant, wise, simple, and sympathetic a volume, that it almost made us wish The Old Masters and Theft' Pictures. By Sarah...

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of Sir George Colebrooke, an eminent London banker, a Member

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of Parliament, and Chairman of the East India Company, a man of literary tastes, and a zealous Fellow of the Society of Anti- -queries. His mother was a woman of superior...

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THOSE who are wont occasionally to beguile the weary waiting- time at railway stations by the study of those remarkable advertise- ments which, in every style of clap-trap,...

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The British Quarterly Review : October. (Hodder and Stoughton.) —The article on "The Revolution in the Anglican Church " is a forcible exposition, in which we recognise only too...

The Stony of the Earth and Man. By J. W.

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Dawson, LL.D. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Dr. Dawson's is a very able and interesting sketch of geological science, reptinted, with some revision and enlargement, from the Leisure...

- Gaudeamus ! Humorous Poems translated from the German of Joseph

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Victor Scheffel and others. By Charles G. Leland. (Trfibner.)—An interesting sketch of the poet, who is a native of Karlsruhe, inBaden, Ia prefixed to these translation, which...

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SCHOOL Boos.—Facts and Features of English History. By John Hill.

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(Marshall.)—This is an effort made, not without some intelligence, and attaining a certain success, to "compress the History of England into a small compass." Memory Lessons"...

impressions which he formed on the spot. Nevertheless, he would

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have done well in subjecting his letters to some sort of editorship. It is a ridiculous interruption, for instance, when we want to be reading about Spain, to find the traveller...

711e Beggars ; or, the Founders of the Dutch Republic.

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By J. B. do Liefde. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—" Les Gueux" was the nom de guerre which, in retort for some scornful speech of a Spanish official, the insur- gent nobles of the...

Holiday Letters from Athens, Cairo, and Weimar. By M. Betham-

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Edwards. (Strahan.)—These are very slight, but pleasant sketches of foreign travel. Miss Betham-Edwards has a keen eye for colour, and her Eastern letters abound with...

The &item and Art of Nursing the Sick. By /Eneas

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Munro, M.D. (Maclehose, Glasgow.)—Dr. Munro's book will prove a valuable manual to the nurse who has missed early training for her work, and also to the increasing number of...