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Mr. Gathorne Hardy's motion of last night for an address

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to Her Majesty requesting her, in bringing the " Three Rules" agreed upon in the Washington Treaty to the knowledge of foreign Powers, to declare Her Majesty's dissent from the...

M. Thiers has signed a new Treaty, under which the

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Germans receive the last instalment of their indemnity before September, and evacuate French territory in the first days of that month. Even in this transaction the Germans have...

Mr. Disraeli's speech consisted first of a rather emphatic assertion

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that he could have formed a Government which would have deserved the full confidence of Her Majesty, and would have been efficient for the administration of the affairs of the...


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Air R. GLADSTONE has come back to power with an unchanged in Cabinet, and has disavowed any existing intention of dissolv- ing Parliament as soon as circumstances will permit,...

It is obvious that the aim of the Tory party

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is to repeat, if possible, the discomfiture of Mr. Gladstone's Government, and to compel a dissolution proceeding from the Liberal side, so that the Tories may fight a battle of...

4 %* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The rage of the Right at M. Thiers' well-concerted and

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to the last moment well-concealed diplomatic success passed all bounds of prudence and decency during the sitting of the Assembly on Monday. M. de Remnsat read the text of the...

Since Prince Bismarck has declared that he leans and neces-

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sarily leans more and more on the Liberal party, it is inter- esting to observe how heartily the Liberal party seem to support him in the obscurantist policy of punishing free...

The Meeting at Exeter Hall, over which Mr. Mill presided

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on Tuesday evening, seemed to show that the " Land Question," as presented, at all events, either by the Land Tenure Association or by the Land and Labour League, is not yet a...

A Conservative contemporary has thought to impale Mr._ Gladstone and

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Sir John Coleridge on the horns of a dilemma suggested by a cursory perusal of the Law Officers' Fees Act of last year. The statute which takes away certain valuable fees from...

The wrench that has been given to politics and parties

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by "the- Crisis " is unfavourable to the chances of Lord Selborne's Judi- cature Bill. It is true the measure will have the unusual advan- tage of being supported by the legal...

It is to be feared that the prospects of the

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Carlists are improving in Spain, as anarchy spreads in the provinces, and the executive power in the capital is weakened. The latest report by telegraph is that Carlist bands...

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Sub-Inspector Montgomery's arraignment for the murder of Mr. Glass, the

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bank manager at Newtownstewart, has ended for a second time in the disagreement and discharge of the jury. The legal advisers of the Crown, however, intend to put him again on...

A political crisis always brings one windfall,—a shower of coronets.

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Among the pretensions to promotion which the troubles of last week have ripened are some that are incontest- able. Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen has fairly earned his Privy...

Mr. Plimsoll has struck a powerful chord in the English

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mind. Without any of the arts of the popularity-hunter, his appeal on behalf of the seamen has given him a popularity that a dema- gogue might envy and strive for in vain. His "...

What are we to think of the security of Londoners

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in London? If the story told by Mr. Rhodes, respectable solicitor of New- port, Isle of Wight, has even a grain of truth in it, we should say that the London of our day is as...

The Purchase of the Railways by the State is a

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question that, if not yet ripe for practical settlement, is quite ripe for discus.. sion ; and such an examination of the subject as that submitted by Mr. Biddulph Martin to the...

A few weeks ago a vacancy occurred in the office

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of the Clerks of Records and Writs in Chancery, and Lord Romilly, Master of the Rolls, found himself called upon to deal with a salary of £1,200. In 1850, when Mr. Berrey, one...

The arrest of Macdonnell, who, as all the evidence goes

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to show, was one of the principals in the great forgery, will probably lead in good time to the unravelling of the whole conspiracy. It is strange that a partner in one of the...

We guarded our note of last week on Major O'Reilly's

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attack on the Queen% Colleges and University by saying that, if it was accurate in its facts, it was a very formidable attack on the learn- ing of those Colleges and that...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921.

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THE MINISTERIAL EXPLANATIONS. T HE explanations given on Thursday night as to the Ministerial Crisis were not agreeable to hear, and were on the whole, of a humiliating nature...

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T HERE is something a little humiliating in the spectacle of the alarm displayed by Teutonic and British politicians at the strategy of the feeble old man who, after denouncing...


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T HE Tories have lost a great opportunity, and most likely some of them are conscious how considerable an oppor- tunity they have lost. We are quite aware that that oppor-...

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T HE German Government is to receive its last instalment of tribute by the end of August, and to evacuate France on 5th September. The news of the Treaty under which this is...

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T WENTY years -ago, the administration of Public and Endowed Charities in this country had fallen into a scandalous state. The objects for which these foundations had been...

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T HERE is no more curious reading than the correspondence in the Guardian about Mr. Osborne Morgan's dissenters' Burials' Bill, of his formal opposition to which Mr. Disraeli...

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liTEN do not generally succeed by blunders, but a mistake may In further a good man's cause. This has certainly been the case with Mr. Plimsoll. Had he been a little more...

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O N Friday, March 14, the Astronomer-Royal read before a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, a letter written by him to the Secretary of the Admiralty, " expressing his...

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WIND versus COAL. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Your correspondent, " A. Non-Expert," suggested in your paper of the 8th inst. that although the exhaustion of her...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The following account of a labourers' meeting in a village on the borders of Kent and Surrey may interest your readers. It was held at...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR:'] SIR,—Your readers, I fancy, must be tired—as I certainly am—of this controversy ; I promise them accordingly that this is the last letter with...


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THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Allow me to point out that you are quite mistaken in say- ing that "it never occurred to Irish Catholics in 1869 that secular education was more morally...

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THE WATER-COLOUR LANDSCAPES AT THE DUDLEY GALLERY. ArrExt the many migrations which have taken place from the ranks of the Dudley Gallery to those of the " Society" and the "...


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LOUIS NAPOLEON. He had it all,—the Empire and the Rule ; France voted herself fetters at his feet ; He was the " Grand Monarque " by plebiscite, A Despot of the Democratic...

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JOSHUA DAVIDSON.* - WE do not wonder that this little book has attracted a consider- able amount of interest, nor that the lady to whom it has been, without contradiction,...

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M.R. HAZARD, like most American travellers who intend to record their observations in print, informs himself thoroughly about the history and the geography of the places he...

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THE author of these two interesting volumes has long been knowte for great acquirements and varied ability, and specially for Scan- dinavian learning. He is also known as having...

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our limited space to give anything like an adequate notice of all that this thoroughly exhaustive work contains. With much that is new, and much that has been for- gotten, it...

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SIR JOHN BURGOYNE was an able and gallant soldier who never had fair play. He belonged to a branch of the service, the Royal Engineers, always somewhat looked down upon by the...

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IT will surprise no one acquainted with former editions of the Statesman's Year-Book to find that the number for the current year fully maintains the high character which Mr....

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Catechism of the History of Ireland. By W. J. O'Neill Daunt. puffy.)—This book is in the form of a catechism, in which a number of leading questions draw forth replies often...

Between Two Loves. By R. J. Griffiths, LL.D. 3 vols.

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(S. Tinsley.) —This is the story of a young man who comes to Liverpool with the customary half-crown in his pocket, and who makes his way to be one of the first merchants of the...

Adventures Afloat and Ashore. By Parker Gillmore (" Clique ").

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(Hurst and Blackett.)—Mr. Parker Gillmore has written some pleasant books, from which a good deal is to be learned about distant places and out-of-the-way people. He is a...

British Almanac and Companion, 1873. (Stationers' Company.)— This is certainly

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as complete and as valuable a hook of the kind as is published. It contains, besides all the information usually found in almanacs, some essays of considerable literary and...

Paris after Two Sieges. By W. Woodall. (Tinsley.)—Mr. Woodall reprints

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here some papers contributed to Once a Week. A true British "correspondent," he was on the spot as soon as the time had come, entering Paris for the first time during the...

Parted Lives. By Mrs. J. K. Spender. (Hurst and Blackett.)—

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If ladies who write novels in which persons with titles play parts would take the trouble to study a table of precedence, and so master the very simple rules by which English...

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NEW Burr/of/ea.—Among these we may mention first, as having at

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the present time an interest which cannot well be exaggerated, The Coalfields of Great Britain, by Edward Hull (Stanford). Ten years or more have elapsed from the publication of...

Bridal Bouquet. By Henry Southgate. (Lockwood.)—Here is a volume handsomely

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dressed in white and orange-flowers which may be welcomed as a godsend by the friends and kinsfolk of "persons about to marry." Who has not known that despairing search for an...