24 OCTOBER 1874

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V ERY little more has transpired as to the Arnim case during the week, but the consensus of opinion about it has become more complete. It appears now to be accepted that the...

Mr. Bouverie was on Wednesday presented at Glasgow, by his

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former constituents of the Kilmarnock Burghs, with a portrait of himself and Mrs. Bouverie, and with services of gold and silver plate, in gratitude for his Parliamentary...

We have observed elsewhere on the alarm which Liberal Members

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are beginning to express at the task undertaken by the Recorder of London at Mr. Lowe's request and with Mr. Disraeli's sanction, of introducing a Bill to apply to the enforcing...

The Times announced on Thursday, and the India Office on

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Friday, that Nana Sahib, the author of the massacre of Cawn- pore, had been seized in Gwalior. Maharaja Scindia recognised and apparently denounced him, and he has made a...

Mr, Goschen a.ddrefuzed the Liberals of Bath on Thursday, in

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a long, but not very exciting speeoh. He said the Tory Govern- ment had plenty of work cut out for them next Session in Sanitary Bills, Judicature Bills, Land Transfer Bills,...

Three elections were held in France on Sunday,—two for the

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Alpes Maritimes, one for the Pas de Calais, and one for the Seine- et.Oise. The result is the usual one, that the Republicans and the Bonapartists are the only two parties in...

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

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Sir Wilfrid Lawson made one of his amusing harum-scarum speeches

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at Carlisle on Wednesday night, saying he would have preferred to enact, instead of the Public Worship Regulation Bill, that whenever a clergyman breaks the law he should be...

The Liberal Members who are talking out of Parliament have,

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as a rule, nothing to say, and the Tories have not much more.. Mr. Clam Read has made a sensible speech at Walsham, which we have analysed elsewhere ; but Sir C. Adderley, who...

Mr. Cross apparently intends next Session to introduce some BM

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for the further repression of crimes of violence. He has asked the Magistrates in Session—first, to state whether they think the law against violent assaults strong enough;...

Mr. Mundella on Wednesday made an excellent speech to the

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Trades Council of Sheffield, of which we can mention only one point. He had the courage, speaking to the representatives of' the Trades Unions, to tell them that the practice of...

The Rev. J. W. King, who went under the pseudonym

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of "Mr. Launde," when he entered his horses for a race, has resigned his Lincolnshire livings, in a letter in which be tells Bishop Words- worth that had his earlier letters to...

Mr. Kirkman Hodgson, at Bristol, on Tuesday, went further in

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relation to the future, not BO far in relation to the past. He bad not opposed the Public Worship Bill, as he regarded it as a pro- posal to simplify legal procedure ; but he...

Mr. William Rathbone has addressed a remarkable letter to the

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Mies (October 17) on the subject of local taxation. He says the tendency to borrow constantly increases, while the attention of public men to local affairs as constantly...

Brigham Young has been" indicted, at the suit of the

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United States, for polygamy. It is not likely that he will be convicted, as he can buy or terrorise one of the jury into an acquittal ; but a serious trial will show the Mormons...

Captain Dicey's experiment, the twin-steamer ' Castalia, ' appears, in

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one respect at least, to be a thorough success. On Wednesday' morning at 9 a.m., though the wind was blowing fearfully, and the sea so high that it swept a poor lad off the...

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If any one wishes to see how an actor can

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allow himself to deteriorate in a part he has himself created, let him study Mr. Sothern in Lord Dandreary. He will find him, in manner, dress, and pantomime as good as he ever...

Sir John Lubbock made an interesting speech last week at

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Bromley, in distributing the prizes and certificates to the Science and Art Classes held in connection with the South Kensington Department, maintaining that it:was only these...

We are happy to see that the Society for the

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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is bestirring itself to prevent the horrible cruelty of which poultry dealers and exporters are guilty to the living creatures they trade in....

Mr. Fawcett made a sensible speech at Hackney on Tuesday,

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in favour of the Girls' Public Day-school Company, in which he 'urged that it was not possible as yet to say whether the average force of a woman's mind is or is not equal to...

It is a curious sign of the times that the

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leading journal allows all sorts of theologians, from Dr. Pusey to Mr. Voysey, to discuss in its columns theological distinctions as well as ecclesiastical politics. For...

The Jury's verdict on the bodies of the men killed

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by the ex- plosion in the Grand Junction Canal on October 2nd was given on Monday, and was to the effect that the men in question were killed, by the explosion, and that the...

Consols were on Friday 921-92i.

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1 1 . 11.0 CONSERVATIVE SIDE OF LIBERAL POLICY. . BOUVERIE, in addressing his former constituents at Kilmarnock, or at least such of them as were able to meet him at Glasgow on...

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THE Labourers' strike in the Eastern Counties has secured one result which, though it may at first aggravate everything, must in the end be productive of great good. It has...

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W E are not disposed to moan over injustices, especially verbal injustices, done to Kings and Kings' sons. They are very little libelled in this life, they are surrounded with...

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C ANON TREVOR'S letter, which will be found in another column, states with a good deal more force the argument which is contained in a rather feeble paper in the , current...

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AI R. SPRAGUE'S letter to the Times, published on Thursday, calls attention to one of the most considerable obstacles now remaining in the way of industrial speculation. Share-...

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W E have just received more posthumous confessions of John Stuart Mill's. We do not pretend to have studied or even completely read as yet the Essays on Nature, the Utility of...

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TF the visit of the Prince of Wales to the Due de la Roche- formauld-Bisaccia, the Due de Tremouille, the Duchesse de Luynes, and the Due d'Aumale has not the slightest...

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A FOREIGNER who on Tuesday last, towards half-past two p.m., should have had occasion to cross the line of thoroughfare between Blackfriars Road and Kennington Park, might have...

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A DRAFT SCHEME FOR ENDOWING RESEARCH. [TO TEN EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] effering for your consideration a plan by which, in the words of my former letter, a career may be...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF TEl " SPBCCATOR.1 Sin,—Though the Spectator is not a frequent visitor in my remote parsonage, I am assured that you think, as well as write, and would rather...

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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—" An East-End Vicar" has only succeeded in adding one 4:tr two more inaccuracies to those contained in his previous letter. 'The true...


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MR. GREVFLLE'S " JOURNALS."* THAT this is the most readable book of the season may be stated at once, and is small praise. Mr. Greville was born an aristocrat, of the...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Snt,—I am surprised to find that in more than one note on the subject, you, like the Bishop of Manchester in more than one speech, have...


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THE TUM - MEL AND THE DUCK. PAST runs the sunlit Tummel, strong from his wilds above, Blue as the deepest cobalt, shot like the neck of a dove,— He is fresh from the Moor of...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?') Sra,—Referring to the Rev. Archer Gurney's letter in the Spectator of the 17th, I hope you will permit me to state my opinion, lormed by an...

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consideration in the present notice of Dekker's complete works those six plays in whose composition he was avowedly associated, whether as a principal or a subordinate, with...

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LINLEY ROCHFORD.* Youxia love and young lovers are at a

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discount in the novels of the period, and married people, in whom the reader was formerly supposed to take no interest after the wedding-day, are candidates for public favour,...

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THE HISTORY OF MUSIC.* Is undertaking to write a history

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of music from the earliest times down to the fall of the Roman Empire, Mr. Chappell has set him- self no slight task; the amount of technical knowledge, of linguistic skill, of...

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Other Men's Minds. By R Davies, D.D. (Warne and Co.)—This volume consists, the title-page informs us, of" seven thousand choice ex- tracts on history, science, philosophy,...

Brown as a Berry: a Novel. By George Douglas. (Tinsley

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Brothers.)—That "George Douglas " is a young lady is evident to the reader of Brown as a Berry, from the turning of the first pages of the 'book. After a chapter or two, it...

St. Athanasius's Orations against the Arians, with an Account Of

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his Life. By William Bright, D.D. (The Clarendon Press.)—These Orations against the Arians belong to the period of the second exile of the great Patriarch from his see. "...