23 MAY 1868

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Mr. Baxter carried on Monday his instruction to the Committee

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on the Scotch Reform Bill, "That instead of adding to the num- ber of the House, they have power to disfranchise boroughs in England having by the census returns of 1861 less...

A division was taken in the United States' Senate on

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the eleventh article of the impeachment of Mr. Johnson this day week, which resulted in thirty-five votes for conviction, nineteen for acquittal, —a majority wanting a transfer...


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T HE debate on the second reading of the Irish Church Suspen- sory Bill terminated last night in a majority of 54 for Mr. Gladstone, the numbers being 312 for the Bill, and 258...

This defeat was a severe one, but it was nothing

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to one which followed. Mr. Bouverie, Member for the Kilmarnock Burghs, moved that all the ratepaying clauses of the Bill be struck out, and replaced by a single clause requiring...

The letters from New South Wales detail at great length

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O'Farrell's atrocious attempt to murder Prince Alfred on the 12th March, near Sydney, and the passion of loyalty to which the attempt gave occasion. It would appear, if...

The Suspensory Bill has been published in extenso, and consists

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of a preamble and five clauses. The preamble declares that its object is "to prevent the creation of new personal interests in the Established Church in Ireland through the...

Three days were lost in communications with that Ultima Thule

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Balmoral, but on Thursday the Premier announced the course the Cabinet had resolved to adopt, or rather the course he thought it expedient to say it had resolved to adopt. After...

Mr. Bearden, the Member for Athlone, who is not, apparently,

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a wise man, has laid on the table of the House of Commons notice of a question, which was refused admission into the notice-paper, to this effect :—To ask Mr. Disraeli whether...

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It appears probable that Wagshum Gobayze will be the next

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ruler of Abyssinia. He has conquered up to the Egyptian frontier, and has the strongest army in the country. He has refused Magdala, however, which Sir Robert Napier offered...

Cardinal d'Andrea, the most liberal member of the Sacred College,

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died last week in Rome. So did Count Crivelli, the Austrian Ambassador, who was pressing the Pope to modify the Austrian Concordat. Both died suddenly, and both of " pulmonary...

Rome has had a severe blow in Sicily. The islanders

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are very superstitious, and it was supposed that they would decline to bid for the confiscated Church property. On the contrary, they buy it most readily, opening their hoards,...

The American papers report that Don Pedro, Emperor of Brazil,

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has announced his intention of resigning the throne. The report requires much confirmation, but it seems certain that the Emperor, is sorely tried. The war , with Paraguay is...

The Boundary dispute has been compromised, all parties agree- ing

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to refer the case of the towns in which there is opposition to a new Committee of five—Mr. Walpole, Sir W. Stirling-Maxwell, Mr. Whitbread, Mr. Austin Bruce, and Mr....

Mr. 1'. D. Acland, Member for North Devon, made on

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Tuesday a most able and painstaking speech, ou a novel but most import- ant subject, the absence of any regular Department of Agricul- ture. The aid of the Executive is required...

The colonists, outraged not only in their loyal but in

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their hos- pitable feelings, by this base attempt at assassination, seem to have lost their political wits, and passed hastily through both Houses a mad Act to suppress...

The Mikado, or religious Emperor, appears to be once more

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the actual ruler of Japan, and his government is decidedly favourable to foreigners. The fullest reparation was offered to the British for a recent attack on Sir H. Parkes and...

The Republican Convention held at Chicago has unanimously nominated General

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Grant for President, and has adopted a plat- form in which a refusal to repudiate is the most prominent plank. The Democrats therefore, with whom our mercantile classes...

Mr. Trevelyau brought on his motion to abolish Purchase and

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assign a fixed proportion of commissions to men from the ranks on Tuesday. We have noticed the debate elsewhere, but may remark here that the Liberals need no aid so much as...

Chief Justice Bovill has appointed his son, recently a Lieutenant

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of Dragoons, a Clerk of Assize on 1,0001. a year. The appoint- ment attracted attention in Parliament, and on Monday Mr. Childers inquired if Clerks of Assize had any legal...

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Vice-Chancellor Giffard has given judgment against Mr. Home, -ordered him

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to retransfer the 60,0001. worth of stock given to him by Mrs. Lyon, and also to pay his own costs in the suit. The Vice-Chancellor founded his judgment on the evidence, which...

Mr. Eyre has, at last, been committed for trial on

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a charge of "" having issued an illegal and oppressive proclamation, and caused divers illegal acts to be committed under the same ; and further, with having unlawfully caused...

Messrs. J. S. Morgan and Co. have invited subscriptions for

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411,0001. First Mortgage Sterling Six per Cent. Bonds of the European and North American Company, at a price of issue of 1501. for each 2001. Bond, the instalments extending to...

The Corrupt Practices' Bill seems, after all, really likely to

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go - through Committee. Clauses 2, 3, and 4 were agreed to ou Thursday night, and a clause proposed by Mr. J. S. Mill referring not only election petitions, but all elections at...

The Great Britain Mutual Life Assurance Society have adopted a

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novel plan, whereby, by the application of the bonuses, a gradual extinction of the premiums on policies takes place, with the further advantage that, after the extinction has...

For which purpose it would be highly beneficial for him

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if he could quake a convert of Professor Tyndall, who has frankly surrendered ll ' conditions' or ' preliminaries' of investigation, and agreed, if Mr. Home chooses, to...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations Friday, May 15 Friday, May 22. Mexican 15 ... 10 Spanish..- Turkish 6 per Cents., 1808 1862 594 .., 62 x. d.... 61 4 634 United States...

The Consol Market has ruled very firm during the week,

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and a gradual rise has taken place in prices. The very favourable har- vest prospects and the increased ease in the Money Market, together with the prospect of further...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Great Eastern... Great Northern Great Western Lancashire and Yorkshire ... London and Brighton ... London and North-Western London and...

The accounts received of the volcanic eruption in the Sandwich

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Islands, chiefly in the principal- island, Hawaii (which the old travellers used to call 0 whyhee), in the first fortnight in April, show it to have been one of the most...

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THE LATEST CRISIS. T HIS cannot last. We are writing without full information, for the great Parliamentary event of the week is fixed, as usual, for Saturday morning, too late...


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T HE English papers are leaping to a very hasty and ques- tionable conclusion about the trial of the President. On Saturday last, the Senate, taking first the Eleventh Article,...

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I T is long since the Bishops have had anything like a fair trial as politicians. They have usually abstained,—far more than we think was right,—from expressing their views of...

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T HE fuller accounts of the engagement on the Bashilo and of the storm of Magdala do not diminish the interest of those extraordinary exploits. The letters are, it is true,...

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T HE debate raised by Mr. Trevelyan on Tuesday was not without interest, though the mover, unwisely, as we think, did not press his motion to a division, for it served to show...

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rr HOSE of our readers who will study the remarkable facts I narrated in the letter from Sydney which we print in another column, will agree with us that it is high time we...

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IT is very difficult, it is almost impossible, to tell when any par- ticular form of human absurdity is quite dead,—may be re- garded, like the practice of tattooing, as merely...

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T HERE are so few comets which revolve in short periods around the sun, and these few are subjected to so many dangers,— existing seemingly under the continual risk of...

W E include in one Province the three counties of Bedford,

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Cambridge, and Huntingdon, which together form a long and narrow tract of country, which stretches from North-East to South-West, and is a sort of border land or march between...

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THE ARTS EXHIBITION AT LEEDS. THE Exhibition just opened at Leeds has some special features that distinguish it from all preceding exhibitions. Like the Art Treasures'...

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A VISITOR to the Royal Academy this year, if interested in Art but ignorant of its technicalities, will, I think, agree very heartily with the artist who drew down Sir Francis...

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"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The mail now leaving is doubtless filled with details of the attempted assassination of the Duke of Edinburgh. But another event arising immediately out of...

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"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—There are many of us who are willing to abandon the advantage of keeping open the door for the right of private judgement in Ireland, who are altogether...


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" SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I do not know from whom your contributor received his information aboift the Free Church of Scotland, but what he says regarding it in the sentence quoted...


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Sin,—You have alluded to the admirable defence of the connec- tion between Church and State in Dean Stanley's address at Sion House, of which a second edition has just appeared....


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God of the Heart ! whose love immense In each of us half quenched unseen Darts its pure light at times between The prison bars of sin and sense, We know Thou art, for there did...

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THE NEW VERSION OF THE HEBREW PSALMS.* This is one of the most instructive and valuable books which has been published for many years. We have already delayed our notice of it...

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Miss ANNIE Thomas—we retain her name unchanged, as she still puts it upon her title-page—has in this story tried her strength in a fresh direction, the strictly domestic novel....

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• he knew that his execution had been resolve I

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upon, but • Lira of the Archbishops of Canterbury. By Walter Farquhar Hook, D.D., Dean or before DR. Hoox, in his preface to the Life of Cranmer, writes thus :— " I was careful...

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THE name of Sir John Richardson is best known to the general public as that of an Arctic explorer, who was the devoted and worthy compeer of the departed Franklin, and a fellow...

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Mr. Hayward has reprinted from Fraser's Magazine, with additions, his

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More about Junius. (Longmans.) — We can only repeat what we said on a former occasion, that he has seriously shaken but not over- thrown our belief in the Franciscan theory....


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The Silver Store. By S. Baring-Gould. (Longmans.)—Mr. Baring- Gould gives us here in a metrical form certain legends and anecdotes gathered from mediaeval and rabbinical...

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this volume is not unfitly represented by its title. The

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thoughts thrown together in those essays are rambling and discursive. The Professor lays aside his gown and condescends to gossip, ho becomes chatty and egotistical as a man may...

I Vhat Stops the Way. By William Ellis. (Smith and

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Elder.)—What stops the way, that is, the way to the social and political well-being that education might give us, is, Mr. Ellis says, firstly, "Verbal Illusions," i.e., the...

Mr. Nicholas's laborious work on the Pedigree of the English

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People (Longmans) has reached a second edition. Mr. Nicholas's main object, as most of our readers are probably aware, is to prove the importance of the Celtic element in the...

Harp Echoes. By John Poyer. (Bennett.)—Most of Mr. Poyer's Echoes

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are paraphrases of the Psalms. We must say plainly that they are very feebly done. Among many attempts of the kind we have never seen anything quite so bad as this:— " The...

The Burden of Human Sin as Borne by Christ. By

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the late Rev. J. F. Thrupp. (Macmillan.)—This volume will be read with interest as the posthumous work of an able and accomplished theologian whose premature death excited a...

From Rome to Mentana. (Saunders, Wen and Co.)—Tlus authoress tells

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in the liveliest and most unaffected way what she saw in the autumn of last year on the way from Turin to Rome, in the Holy City itself, and on the battle-fields of Garibaldi's...

Village Belle. By John Brent. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—These poems, we

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observe, have reached a second edition, a token of popular favour at which the critic is not disposed to cavil. There is little that is striking about the thought, but the...

Proceedings at the Breakfast to 1V. L. Garrison (Tweedie) gives

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a permanent record, which many persons will be glad to possess, of a very interesting event.

Poems from New Zealand. By Frederic Napier Broome. (Houlaton and

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Wright.)—These voices from the new world are, for the most part, echoes of sounds with which we are familiar in the old. The descrip- tion of a New Zealand lake, though written...

fornia, thence to Puget Sound, and thence again to New

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Zealand. He is modest enough to hope that the simple record of these voyages may interest posterity. We have no wish to anticipate the verdict of that tribunal, and unless the...

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Living Jewels. By A. L. 0. E. (Hunt.)—Various jewels are

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taken, somewhat at random, to symbolize various types of character, whieh the author, in our judgment, does not always adorn by her touch. It is vexatious to see really noble...