21 MAY 1870

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T HERE has been a Revolution this week which may prove im- portant or not, according to the connection between its author and the Spanish Minister of War. Marshal Saldanha, who...

The Irish Land Bill is all but passed by the

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Hotiie of Com- mons. On Monday the debate turned chiefly on the advances to tenants to enable them to purchase their holdings, with regard to which it was determined that the...

The Emperor has reformed his Ministry. The Due de Gram-

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mont, Legitimist convert to the Empire, pro-Austrian with few political opinions, becomes Foreign Secretary, in place of Count Darn ; M. Mole, of the Right Centre, moderately...

Sir John Gray brought forward his motion in favour of

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permis- sive fixity of tenure on Thursday night. He proposed to permit any landlord to exempt himself from the Irish Land Bill by granting his tenants perpetual leases, with...

The discussion on Infallibility commenced this day week (the 14th

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May), and was opened by the Cardinal-Vicar Patrizzi. The Vatican tells us that the schema consists of four chapters, the first three of which refer to the primacy, and the last...

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

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The vote on the Plebiscite was announced to the Corps

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Legis- latif on Wednesday, and the official numbers are ' 7,330,142 affirmative, to 1,538,825 negative, with 112,915 void bulletins. It is calculated that in 17 departments,...

New Zealand seems to be past its worst hour. The

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last tele- gram from the colony announces a considerable defeat of Te Kooti by the friendly natives, with the slaughter of nineteen of his comrades and the capture of 300...

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We print in another column a letter from our correspondent,

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Mr. Oakley, of St. Saviour's, Horton, on the amendments re- quired to the Education Bill. We contend as strongly as he does for - the perfect freedom of the existing Church and...

The House of Lords has rejected the Bill to legalize

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marriage with a deceased wife's sister by the narrow majority of 4,-77 non-contents to 73 contents. Lord Houghton, Lord Lifford, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Kimberley, Lord Westbury,...

Nothing appears to have yet been settled as to the

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demands to be addressed to Greece. The French Government has, it is said, notified the Athenian Government that whenever henceforth a Frenchman is captured by brigands the State...

Some of the youth of Oxford are, indeed, "young barbarians

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at play." A. week or so ago certain undergraduates of Christchurch broke into the library, and dragged from it and destreyed by fire some valuable works of art, among theava...

Mr. Baines, MI'. for Leeds, reported to the Times of

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last Monday a very great improvement in the attitude of the Dis- senters towards the Government Education Bill,—and their decided preference for a religious as distinguished...

Sir W. Gallwey on Tuesday moved that it was the

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duty of Her Majesty's Government, in co-operation with the French Govern- ment, to improve the transit across the Channel ; and proceeded in a long speech to show, first, that...

Mr. Graves on Tuesday introduced a resolution affirming that Government

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ought to introduce men acquainted with Indian Mr. Graves on Tuesday introduced a resolution affirming that Government ought to introduce men acquainted with Indian commerce into...

We publish elsewhere an account of the drift of the

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reform M. Emile 011ivier hopes to introduce into French criminal procedure which will be found of interest. While agreeing, however, with the writer in his dislike of the...

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The double murder at Chelsea proves to have been an

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ordinary murder, committed for greed, and remarkable only for the accident which led to the criminal's detection. Ho had killed Mr. Huelin in the empty house, and buried him...

The same night, in a discussion on Vagrancy raised by

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Dr. Brewer, Mr. Goechen made an impressive as well as an amusing speech about the inmates of the casual wards. The vagrants, by which he meant those who look to the casual ward...

The Regent Serrano, who, not being King, has no right-

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to give it, has given the Collar of the Order of Nobles to Madame 011ivier, who, not being noble, has no right to receive it. In Paris it is suggested that the Collar is a...

Consols were on Friday evening 94 to,94i.

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Mr. Cross's Benefices Bill proposes to enact that if any

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.pereon obtains a next presentation, either by purchase of sthe next presentation- simply, or by purchase of the advo w -son with an arrangement for procuring a vacancy, or by...

The Women seem likely to obtain the most just and

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moderate -of all their requests. The Married Women's Property Bill, the -original Bill, which gives them their own, passed its second reading anWednesday without a division....

A lively debate took place yesterday week on Mr. Cowper-

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Temple's motion censuring Mr. Ayrton for his cavalier dismissal of the Architect to the House of Commons, Mr. E. Barry. Mr. Ayrton said he had not dismissed Mr. Barry at all,...

The Lord Chief Justice has given his opinion on the

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new Judi- -cature Bills in an able and extremely eloquent letter addressed to the Lord Chancellor. It is unfortunate that a slight flavour of - personal pique detracts from the...

The expedition to be despatched to the Red River is

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a "friendly' one, to secure order, and we fear we shall soon hear of a pardon for Riell, his offence being treated as political. Empires Are not kept together so. The expedition...

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THE DEATH-BED REPENTANCE OF TifF I COLONIAL OFFICE. W E sincerely congratulate the Government on its tardy conversion to the belief which for so many years we have expressed,...

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T HERE must be something rotten not only in the organiza- tion of the government of New York but in the public opinion upon which that organization depends. It begins to be...

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TT would not be easy to exaggerate the importance of the J. reform which M. Emile 011ivier proposes, in his recent Report to the Emperor, in the French Criminal Procedure. Not...

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13ERNAL OSBORNE has revenged the wrongs of LVI many a Member on whom the present First Commis- sioner of Works has ruthlessly trampled, by dubbing Mr. Ayrton the "noble savage,"...

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W E wonder whether Mr. Disraeli really believes in "Secret Societies" as effective political forces, or whether, like Dumas, Bulwer, Henry Kingsley, and Wilkie Coffins, he...


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M R. BUXTON'S Bill for the Government of London will scarcely pass in its present form, and we cannot heartily wish it should. It is much too timid. What London is asking for is...

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I S the Royal Family a constitutional institution, as well as the Throne? Because, if it is not, we think it might be let alone a little more, without any very imminent danger...

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G EORGE ELIOT'S thought is so fall of poetry and her poetry so full of thought, that it is often difficult to deter- mine whether one whose themes are so far beyond the themes...

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THE REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. To THE EDITOR OF TIIE SPECTATOILl SIR,-I observe that the Spectator takes favourable notice of a scheme lately published in the Pall Mall...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE .` SPECTATOR:I am very sorry if I have misunderstood you ; you will remember that I expressed a doubt of having quite understood you. Nor am I clear upon...


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[To ma EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIH i —Allow me to protest against your application of the phrase a "meagre device" to Miss Julia's Wedgwood's argument in favour of Woman...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 SII2,—The excepting of the Heads of Houses from the operation of the University Tests' Bill, of which you speak in your issue of last week, is...

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MR. ARNOLD ON ST. PAUL." IT is not easy to express strongly enough either the depth of our agreement with, or the depth of our dissent from, the doctrine of these remarkable...

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IN July, 1586, Giordano Bruno came to Marburg, and during the next five years he led a wanderer's life about Germany. His first experiences in that country were not pleasant,...

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GIVEN an exquisitely beautiful girl without heart or conscience, to find out what she is most likely to do. That is the problem which these volumes propose to solve. We believe...

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THE Ilistory of France by M. Ernie de Bonnechose is generally recognized, at least for educational purposes, as the best. One therefore turns with hopefulness to a biography of...

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The Visible Unity of the Catholic Church. By M. J. Rhodes. 2 - vols. (Lengmans.) — Mr. Rhodes' work bears the imprimatur of Archbishop Manning; and has, as he tells us, as far...

Pluebe's Mother. By Louisa Anne Meredith. 2 vols. (Tinsley.)—Mrs. Meredith

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wrote a book of merit and interest, which many of our readers will probably remember, "My Bush Friends in Tasmania." We cannot say that wo have been favourably impressed with...

The Story of Mademoiselle cl'Estanville. By the Hon. Mrs. Henry

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W. Chetwynd. 2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—." Mademoiselle d'Estan- villa " is the daughter of a noble French Inoue, reduced by the extrava- gance of D'Estanville pare to a...

The Sling and the Stone. Vol. 4. By Charles Voysey,

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B.A. (Tab- ner.)—It is needless to speak at length of this volume, which presents the same characteristics as its predecessors, except that it is expressed with more moderation,...

The .Normans; or, Kith and Kin. By Anna H. Drury.

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2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—The plot of this story turns upon the point of a wrongful ownership of property. This strikes us, we are bound to say, as being the weakest part of...

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Mr. Stanford publishes a map, remarkably clear in its execution,

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of Railways and Stations in London and its Environs. It is surprising, or, perhaps, not surprising, when we consider how intricate is the subject, that so few people are...

Dr. Fritz Miiller's well-known treatise For Darwin has been translated

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by Mr. W. S. Dallas. (Murray.)—It deals with the natural history of the Crustacea, to which Dr. Muller has devoted especial attention, and in which he believes himself to have...

Scenes and Studies. By Captain J. W. Clayton. (Longmetns.) — Papers

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written for "sheer amusement" do not, for the most part, produce the same result when they are read. They remind us of the "easy writing" which a great authority declared to be...

We have received Parts IL and HI. of Mr. H.

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Walford's very useful Extracts from Cicero. (The Clarendon Press.)—Part II. contains selections from that treasury of "ghost stories" the "Do Divinatione," which may be called...