22 AUGUST 1868

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Dr. Pusey has addressed a remarkable letter to the Wesleyan

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Conference, praying that body. to assist the Church in resisting Mr. Coleridge's Bill for the abolition of University Tests. That Bill, he says, will legitimize the strife...

The grand Conservative and Protestant Demonstration on behalf of "the

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Throne, Church, and Constitution," held on Mon- day at the Crystal Palace, was a failure. Lord Fitzwalter (Sir Brook Brydges) was the only peer present, Mr. Newdegate the only...


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T HE Empire has sustained a severe blow. For the first time since the coup d'etat an agricultural department has elected an avowedly Republican member. M. Huot, a most...

We regret to notice the death of Mr. Matthew James

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Higgins, better known as "Jacob Omnium," and perhaps the ablest member of a confrateruity peculiar to the nineteenth century, the guerilla journalists. Mr. Higgins never edited...

A frightful accident, perhaps the most frightful which ever occurred

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in Great Britain, happened to the Irish mail train on Thursday, near Abergele. The train was going at the rate of about forty miles an hour when it crashed into some waggons,...

The Duke and Duchess de Montpensier have published a formal

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protest against their expulsion from Spain, which is said to have affected the Queen exceedingly. We can quite believe it. Though decorously worded, it is an unmistakable...

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The social war has broken out again in Ireland, Mr.

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William Scully, a well known landlord, being this time the assailant. He ordered his tenants on a new estate called Ballycoohey in Tipperary to sign leases binding them to...

Mr. Coleridge on Wednesday addressed his constituents at Exeter in

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a speech of extraordinary brilliancy and power. He denounced the Irish Church as the church of a minority "forced upon a whole people by external power," a symbol of ascendancy...

A Mr. Acland has appeared as a missionary of a

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new cause. He is going round to all the corrupt little boroughs lecturing them on the evil of their ways, doing, in short, the kind of work a first- class Bishop could do, and...

The slaveholders of Brazil have not crushed Lopez yet. It

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appears from a telegram dated Rio de Janeiro, and therefore unscrupu- lously Brazilian, that the Marquis de Caxias delivered the long threatened attack upon Humaita on the 16th...

M. Magne, French Minister of Finance, reports to the Emperor

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that the subscriptions to the loan of 18,000,000/. amounted to 600 , 000 I 000/., or 31 times as much. No less than 781,292 p-rsons sent in applications, and the cash deposit...

Dr. Hooker has been elected President of the British Association

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for the Advancement of Science for this year, and delivered his inaugural address on Wednesday at Norwich. We have mentioned one feature of his speech elsewhere, his advice that...

The Times of Tuesday publishes a curious paper, a report,

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trans- lated from the Kioto Government Gazette, of one of the first debates in the Japanese House of Assembly, organized apparently during the recent revolution. The subject was...

Among the Reports on the Paris Exhibition is a chapter

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on a new system of shoeing horses. Its inventor, M. Charlier, contends that the present shoe destroys the horse's foot, and substitutes for it an iron band, let into a...

So popular are the new furlough rules in India that

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the rush of applications has alarmed the Government, and the grant of civil leave has been suspended, under a clause reserving that power to the State. This difficulty will work...

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The Princes of most of the Royal families of Europe,

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including all the five Powers, have signed an agreement binding them mutually to assist the museums of Europe in procuring "casts and copies of national objects for the...

Unless the accounts are much exaggerated, the state of Louisiana

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is that of unorganized civil war. White society is honeycombed with secret associations, whose members carry arms and bind themselves to put down negroes, while the Blacks seem...

Dr. Hooker took occasion during his lecture to condemn the

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way in which local museums are built and located. They are usually ordinary houses, imperfectly lighted, huddled away in dirty streets, and filled with the dust which destroys...

It is stated that the Hon. F. Stanley will succeed

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Mr. Ducane as Civil Lord of the Admiralty, and that Sir M. H. Beach be- .comes Under Secretary for the Home Department, vice Sir James Fergusson, neither of them appointments...

The gentleman who is reporting for the Times the proceedings

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of the Wesleyan Conference, and who is clearly a Wesleyan, gives a remarkable account of the decline among them of propa- gandist feeling. "The Wesleyans cannot advocate one...

Sir John Kerslake, the Attorney-Gmeral, has also addressed his constituents

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in the same city, but his speech was of the strictly partizan kind, and he descended to the assertion that if the Liberals obtained power upon the Irish Church question they...

The Viennese papers are disturbed by reports of projected attacks

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upon Bulgaria through the Principalities. It is stated that the Austrian Government has prohibited the export of arms to Roumania, Servia, and Bosnia, and it is noticed that a...

Although the exports of gold have fallen off considerably, all

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Home Securities have been very inactive this week, and prices have had a downward tendency. Yesterday, Consols, for money, left off at 93.1, ; 1Liduced and New Three per Cents.,...

The Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway Company states, we perceive,

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that he intends to meet the crash of traffic on that line by increasing the number of carriages in each train from five to six, and by increasing the trains until there shall be...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Aug.21. :4 • 37 05 Brazilian, 186.5 Egyptian, 1664 Italian Mexican Aug. 14 77 851 591 151 Ang.21. 771 851 51 144 Russian (Angio-Dutch)...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations Aug. 21. Aug. 14. Aug. H. 364 Lon.. Chatham,i Dover 101 191 106 Metropolitan 1164 1111 44 Midland 100 10r4 130 Nrth-Eseteru, Berwick...

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DISRAELI AS AN ELECTIONEERING AGENT. M OST Tories distrust Mr. Disraeli, and many Tories cor- dially dislike him, but we never met one yet who had not a profound faith in his...

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P EOPLE who care to understand Continental politics, that is, the inter-relation of three out of the four active races .of mankind, will do well to read, and read with some...

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significance in the very name of the Lost Cause, by which citizens of the Southern States remember their late struggle. The old arrogant tone of the slaveholding fire-eaters has...

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T WO out of the three judicial appointments under the Parliamentary Elections' Act will take the public, the Bar, and the House of Commons by surprise. Sir W. B. Brett was...

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THE SOCIAL WAR IN IRELAND. AV HEN we called attention a

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week ago to that remarkable freedom from crime which for years past has distin- guished Ireland among European countries, we took care to mark out a significant exception. We...

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T last our Universities are beginning to stir. Dr. Pusey has made a desperate attempt to enlist the Wesleyan onference in favour of Sectarian Colleges at Oxford. But almost at...

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W E can scarcely wonder at that feeling of irritable dislike for dogmatic theology which so many physicists entertain, and which Dr. Hooker expressed so clearly in his brilliant...

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A DISCUSSION is going on, in which we may as well join, as to whether political life as a profession pays, whether it is worth the while, as we understand it, of an educated...

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" A NTIENTLY a City, now a Borough," is the description which Thomas Gardner gives of Dunwich in 1754. The Reform Bill of 1832 robbed it of this title, and now, though still...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —The case of " Rivington versus Hopwood" calls atten- tion to an evil which has often been neglected by newspaper writers as too small...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—May I hope that you will imitate the courage you so much admire in Bishop Hinds, by publishing some remarks of mine en your article...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stn,—I am unwilling to make any further demand on your space, but in justice to myself I must ask leave to say that I purposely refrained...

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go THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—On my arrival in Paris last week I was told that the Medical School of the University of Paris was at length actually open to women,...


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Ix the quiet city park, Between the dawn and the dark, Loud and clear, That all may hear, Sings the Lark. And beyond the low black line Of trees the dawn peeps red, And clouds...

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SIR ROBERT COLLIER'S CROWN ORATION.* ALTHOUGH the translation of the Crown Oration of Demosthenes by Sir Robert Collier was printed for private circulation only, its merits are...

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CO-OPERATION is just now in fashion. A gradual rise in prices during the last few years has made careful housewives look round them for means of retrenchment, and the striking...

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WE cannot see that any distinct principle has guided Mr. Charles Knight in making this selection. His object has apparently been to make a selection. Some of the letters in the...

DEAN RAMSAY ON THE PULPIT.* THE republication of these two

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lectures is very opportune. Dean Ramsay is a wise, humorous Scotch Episcopalian, very orthodox, but accustomed to live among people who are not Episcopalians, and, therefore,...

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This is a book which for two reasons deserves a welcome from the public. It records the impressions of an intelligent and well informed American, with regard to an important...

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Neighbours and Friends. 3 vols. By the Hon. Mrs. Henry

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Wayland Chetwynde. (Tinsley.)—We hope that Mrs. Chotwynde does not set much value upon her plot, which seems to as about as weak and wildly Improbable an affair as we have often...

Queen Bertha and Her Times. By E. H. Hudson. (Rivingtons.) —

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The title does not exactly describe the book, for we do not reach Queen. Bertha or her times till we have got very nearly half through it. It is,, in fact, a description of the...

The Emigrant's Guide to the Colony of Natal. By Dr.

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Robert James Mann. (Virtue and Co.)—Dr. Mann, who is Superintendent-General of Education in the colony, writes a book which can hardly fail to be very useful. It gives full...


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The Mission of St. Francis de Sales in the Chablais. By Lady Herbert. (Bentley.)—The Chablais was " converted " at the end of the sixteenth century, that is to say, it came...

The Gowers of Glenarne. 3 vols. By David Rice. (Saunders

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and Ot'ey.)—Isolated scenes and passages in this novel are fairly good. Tho flood among the Welsh mountains, for instance, is well described, and Mr. Rico shows some little...

The History of the Rebellion in Ceylon. By Captain J.

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Macdonald Henderson. (Skeet.)—Tho title promised an interesting book. Captain Henderson is quite right in thinking that recent events in Jamaica give a special interest to an...

Sunday Verses, by Joseph Truman (Macintosh), are ambitions in style,

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and not without a certain vigour of language ; but we cannot go further in praise. Granny's Tale, by Harr jet Cave, is very poor stuff indeed The Harvest, an Allegory, by Mrs....

The Chronology of the Bible. By Samuel Sharpe. (J. Russell

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Smith.) —Mr. Sharpe is so eminent as a Biblical scholar, that we are bound to give our best attention to what he advances. He gives us in this volume a. chronology of the reigns...

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The Brigands of the Mona: a Narrative of the Captivity

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of Mr. S. SoterOpoulos. Translated by the Rev. J.0. Bagdon. 2 vols. (Saunders, ()Hey, and Co.)—This is a book which, without any pretence to literary value, possesses remarkable...