19 APRIL 1873

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T HERE has been a terrible rumour, quite unconfirmed as yet, that Sir Samuel and Lady Baker have been massacred, with their remaining followers, in some region near the Victoria...

When it was settled that the rank of the Household

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Troops was in future to be no higher than that of their comrades of the Line, it was generally supposed that the overbearing manners of the Guards, and the keen jealousy felt of...

Lord Kimberley addressed 500 Liberals who dined together at Ipswich

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on Thursday, and made an able defence of the Minis- terial policy, in relation to Ireland, to Army reform, to the Wash- ington Treaty, and to financial economy. He did not deny...

But the Leeds Conservative dinner of Wednesday was quite outdone

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by the Over-Darwen Conservative and Orange tea of Thursday. Twice the number partook of the milder refresh- ment, and were twice as noisy after it. The Rev. P. Graham, J.P.,...

The Conservatives are giving tongue. They have held four meetings

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at least this week, the showiest of them, though not the most violent, at Leeds on Wednesday, on occasion of what was called a conference of the representatives of Conser-...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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In Paris the great political interest is the contest between

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M. Thiers' Foreign Minister, M. de Remusat, and the ex-Mayor of Lyons, M. Barodet, for the Department of the Seine, which is to take place to-morrow week. There is a third...

It is stated positively by the Times' correspondent at Berlin

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that Count Arnim, the present German Ambassador at Paris, is to succeed the late Count Bernstorff as Ambassador to the- Queen of England, and that General Manteuffel, the...

The Devastation underwent her six hours' continuous-steaming trial at high

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speed on Tuesday off the Isle of Wight, and it was a success. The day, without wind overhead or wave underneath, seems to have been perfect for the purpose in view, a thorough...

M. de Remusat's address is explicit enough, and very naturally

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excites the wrath of the Right. " In all epochs," he says, " and under all regimes, I have sought, loved, willed liberty,—that liberty which is founded on law, and not on...

In Spain things look a little better. The Carlist attack

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on Puycerda under General Saballs failed,—owing, says a corre- spondent of the Times, to the French Government's allowing Puycerda to be victualled and supplied from French...

Prince Jerome Napoleon does not mend matters for his dynasty

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by his irritable temper. He has just addressed a letter to -his constituents in Corsica, in which he says that the Napo- leons "twice saved the country and preserved the...

A mighty demonstration, reminding one of the old days of

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the People's Charter, but probably exceeding any of those old demon- strations in magnitude, was made, in favour of universal suffrage and a redistribution of seats in...

There has been a steady rumour throughout the week that

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the Pope is very ill, and indeed fast sinking. Some of the reports have called him " comatose," but that can hardly be, as he has since given audiences freely, even to...

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If we may trust the reporter of Nature, the new

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physiological laboratory at Berlin has one whole department entirely set apart for " vivisections,"—which, if it be true, must mean that vivi- sections are to be carried on...

Lord Milltown and Lord Gort have written letters to the

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Times bewailing the forlorn position of the Irish Liberal Peer—Lord Palmerston somehow found it bearable,—who cannot get elected to the Upper House as a Representative Peer,...

There is too much tendency nowadays to a general relaxation

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of the moral nerve of the public in relation to crime.. The un- happy starving barrister who sold the copy of a work belonging to the Temple Library which was entrusted to his...

The Australian Governments have held an Intercolonial Con- ference at

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Sydney, chiefly to consider a very liberal offer made by Mr. Lowe in regard to their postal service. The contract with the Peninsular and Oriental Company for the service from...

The town of San Salvador, capital of the little State

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of the same name on the Pacific Ocean lying in the corner between Guatemala and Honduras, is said to have been utterly destroyed by earthquake at a date not precisely mentioned,...

The Germans carry matters with a high hand in Alsace.

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It seems that the Burgomaster of Strasbourg (M. Lauth) had said privately " that he only retained his office in the expectation and hope of the return of the French." On this...

The further news of the loss of the Atlantic shows

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that not only did Captain Williams go to bed when near, by his own reckoning, to a most dangerous coast, but that he left the wreck before eighty of the passengers had been...

Consols were on Friday 931- to 93k.

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THE PARTY DEMONSTRATIONS. T HE Conservatives have begun their campaign in earnest. At Leeds, at Over-Darwen (near Blackburn, in Lanca- shire), at Plymouth, at Oxford, they have...


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T HE contest for Paris,—technically the Department of the Seine,—which is to come off to-morrow week, between M. de Remusat, M. Thiers' Minister of Foreign Affairs, and M....

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f F the Bishop of Manchester could but have infected the meeting of the National Education Union on Monday with his own spirit, it would have been the most powerful...

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rpHE Italian Cabinet has had a hard time of it since the JL opening of the present Session, and even the Irish Uni- versity troubles of Mr. Gladstone Cannot pretend to be much...

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A FRESH crime in the Far West has once more drawn attention to the relations between the United States and the Red-man. This time the scene is in Southern Oregon, upon the...

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NI HILE the Lord Chancellor's Judicature Bill is sinking apparently in the quagmire of a Committee of the Lords, the question of Judiciary reform is being raised in other forms...

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I N Lord Lyttonla last novel, he introduces some curious remarks ou the age of murderers, apropos of the conjecture that Macbeth- ought to be imagined as not more than...

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areas of Russia necessarily excite in England at the present

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juncture, an extraordinary military trial, resulting in a no less extraordinary finding on the part of the Court, which is reported by the St. Petersburg correspondent of the...

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M R. RUSKIN, in the twenty-eighth of those " Letters to the 1 Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain" which, with the talent for brilliant and piquant mystification that...

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THE CHURCH AND MODERN THOUGHT.—II. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") &H,—In my last letter I entreated Christians not to be so much discouraged by the negations...

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S/R, —Will you insert a few limes on another point connected with this question ? In very many -towns Burial Boards are now being formed, with a view to provide cemeteries on...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —I would have answered all -my critics in a long letter, but at this stage of the controversy a long letter is inadmissible. Leaving...


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Sitt,—Asa Liberal Churchman, I feel sorry that I cannot go along with many other 'Liberal 'Churchmen (such, for instance, as your correspondent ." D. S. R. ") in their...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:'] SIR,—The able article in the Spectator for February 22, titled "The Latest American Scandal," has been read with considerable interest by...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "sertereros..-] Sin,—In the Spectator of April 5 you observe that the true remedy for checking the sacerdotalism prevalent in so many parishes is to put...

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MR. FREEMAN'S ESSAYS.* Tub; first series of Mr. Freeman's Essays was devoted almost entirely to mediaeval subjects. The present takes in the whole range of what is commonly...

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DHOW -CHASIN G.* This is a very painful book, so

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painful that one almost resents the occasional lightness of its tone, and has to remind oneself that what one reads currently was not so written, to escape the un- pleasant...

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IT is the great interest of this memoir to show us the different operation of the very same teaching, domestic and otherwise, when affecting two brothers of very different...

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Trn-: revival of which M. Frederic Mistral is the most famous representative recalls more than one episode in the history of literature. Such revivals, however, have been for...

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THERE was a time when poetry was religion, and poets were the Apostles of the Gods. That time, in its golden age, may be said to have ceased when the great Greek Empire fell to...

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MY CLERICAL FRIENDS.* PROBABLY the most amusing and edifying spectacle

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that can be presented to those unbelieving philosophers for whom the writer of this book expresses such a hearty contempt, is the one pre- sented to us here, that of a recent...

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Overland, Inland, and Upland: a Lady's Notes of Personal Observa-

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tion and Adventure. By A. U. (Seeleys.)—" A. U." is manifestly a kindly and intelligent observer of men and things, and gives us accordingly a very pleasant and readable book....


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Francis Daniel Pastorius was a young German lawyer, born about 1650, inclined, it would seem, to the mystic opinions of his countryman Tauler, and finding their best expression...

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Not for the World: a Story of Sarong in the

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Year of the War 1870. By D. 0. T. (Newby.)—After the first chapter, in which the writer, who tells us that she is an English girl, sixteen years old, with some German blood in...

The Legal Profession: Viewed in the Light of its Past

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History, its Present State, and Projected Lau: Reforms. Edited by Doctor-in-Jure- Civili. (Ridgway.)—The author of this book appears to have gone through a somewhat wide, if...

The Temptation of Our Lord. By the late Norman - Macleod,

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D.D. (Strahan.)—We have always thought that Mr. Maurice's sermons on the Temptation (in the volume entitled "Christmas Day and other Sermons) so dealt with the subject as to...

Fifteen Years of Prayer. By Irenams Prime. (S. Low.)—Here we

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have an account of what has been going on for the last fifteen years in what may be called the "Head Centre" of Revivals. A little meeting for prayer was opened, it seems, about...

Venice and the Venetians. By John B. Marsh. (Strahan.)—This is

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a readable volume, made up of veritable history and of romance. We have the story of the Fourth Crusade, a transaction in which the Republic certainly showed herself more than...