28 MAY 1864

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Lord Ellenborough on Thursday night called attention to the re-

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quisitions now being enforced in Jutland, the interference with commerce, and the exaction of extravagant rations without pay- ment, breaches of faith which constituted an...

The Derby was won on Wednesday by Blair Athol, a

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horse whose merits, it is said, had been rather carefully concealed. The attend- ance was very much greater than usual, the day being fine, the Prince of Wales on the ground,...

Of the single operating columns the news is that Sigel

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has been defeated at Newmarket, in the Shenandoah Valley, by the South- ern General Breckinridge, and forced to retire to Strasburg, a town some twenty miles north, so that for...

From the Red River and Mississippi, there is bad, but

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very confused, unintelligible news of General Banks's retreat and losses ; in Tennessee, General Sherman, after two days' fighting, has compelled General Joseph Johnstone to...


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/THE German papers, the German correspondents of the English .1. papers, and two French journals, allude to a scheme for the paci- fication of Northern Europe which is in itself...

Fighting on the greatest scale and of the most determined

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kind yet known in the American, or perhaps any other war, was in progress between the 6th and 17th May, the latest date of intel- ligence from the field. Our intelligence of...

In the course of the same debate the Earl of

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Ellenborough alluded plainly to the current rumours as to the disposition shown by Her Majesty to prefer the interests of Germany to those of Great Britain. "On all public...

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The British Government has now seventeen iron-clads afloat and efficient—two

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of the best of them would have been a fair match for the combined German fleet—and by the middle of next year will have twenty-seven. Of those afloat ten are first-rates of the...

The reports as to the Pope's health grow more and

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more contra- dictory. According to the ecclesiastics and the Moniteur he never was better, according to all other persons his strength is fast dis- appearing. The Opinions...

In a despatch dated 15th May Herr von Bismarck: completely

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throws over the Treaty of 1852, first remarking that it never bound them to any power but Denmark,because the ratifications were only exchanged between Berlin and Copenhagen,...

Mr. Baxter, member for Montrose, on Friday week extorted from

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Lord Palmerston a rather important statement as to the policy which will for the future be pursued by the British Govern- ment in China. The Orders in Council authorizing...

The first examination of girls in connection with the local

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examinations of Cambridge has turned out very much as might have been expected. In the subjects requiring vague intelligence the girls acquitted themselves well, and in some...

Sir John Ramsden has for some years past been fighting

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his Huddersfield tenantry, and this week the quarrel came to a head. It appears that 1,700 of the canny Yorkshiremen who built that city did so without leases, holding the late...

He was the son of a peasant, entered the Military

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School of St. Cyr, and fought his way up to a Marshal's bitton in Algeria and the Crimea. He was principally known to Englishmen for an act committed in 1845, when he suffocated...

Lord Clarence Paget moved on Thursday night that an addi-

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tion should be made to the pay of the officers of the Navy. Flag officers commanding on foreign stations are to have an increase of 547/. 10s. a year, other flag officers abroad...

Lord Derby tried to get an apology out of the

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Lord Chancellor on Monday night for attributing to the University of Oxford in the recent debate something like a breach of engagement in refus- ing to endow the Oxford...

Mr. Cardwell has produced the New Zealand Act which, according

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to Mr. Charles Buxton, confiscated "the whole of the land of all the natives loyal as well as rebel from end to end of the Northern island" "at one fell swoop." The Act seems...

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Mr. Cardwell on Friday week explained the history of the

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Ashantee war. It is all Mr. Pine's fault. That person took it into his head that the easiest way to defend the " protected " chiefs, who do not particularly want protection, was...

It is announced that the share list of the Scottish

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and Universal Finance Bank will close on Tuesday next. The shares are 2 to 3 premium.

The Turkish correspondent of the Times confirms the statement that

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the Russians are deliberately driving the Cireassians into Turkey in order to depopulate their mountains. They appear to be driven down to the shores of the Black Sea by force,...

A subscription is being raised in London for the benefit

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of per- sons connected with the Newspaper Press who may be sick, out of work, or otherwise in distress. The Times and Daily News oppose the plan, and we think on just grounds....

The General Contract Company, with a capital of one million

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sterling, in 40,000 shares of 25/. each, is announced this week. • The directors propose to undertake the construction of railways, canals, waterworks, bridges, harbours, roads,...

Herr von Bismarck on the 8th of May addressed a

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circular to all Prussian Envoys describing the position of the kingdom towards the Diet. It is a really fine specimen of the artistic and decor- ous snub. The Minister tells the...

Yesterday and on Friday week :the latest transactions in the

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leading foreign securities were at the following prices :- Greek Do. Coupons .. Mexican Spanish Passive • • Do. Certificates .. Turkish 6 per Cents., 1805.. 1802.....

The share list of the Maritime Credit Company will close

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on. Wednesday next for London, and on Thursday for the country.

We beg to submit to the Times that it can

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if it pleases carry out an important constitutional reform. It has only to publish day by day at the bottom of its summary the numbers present in the House of Lords, and the...

The Confederate loan has fluctuated considerably in price. On Wednesday

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the quotation fell to 59, but yesterday the market was firmer at 64 to 65. Consols, which left off on Saturday last at 911, I, for delivery, and 901, 1, for account, closed...

This week's Bank return being very favourable, the directors have

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further reduced their minimum rate of discount to seven per cent. A corresponding movement has taken place at Paris, where the rate is now six per cent. The stock of bullion in...

Mr. Hennessy on Thursday night brought forward a string of

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resolutions affirming that the British Government was no longer bound to recognize Russian sovereignty in Poland, and there was a debate, but it did not come to anything. Lord...

The Freehold and General Investment Company, capital 250,000/., in 10,000

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shares of 251. each, is established with the object of purchasing such freehold and leasehold property in London and the suburbs as may present special capabilities for...

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THE BATTLES IN -VIRGINIA. W ITH every fresh year of battle the incidents of the American struggle grow only more gigantic. The strength of the combatants develops with exercise...

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H INTS of the basis on which the Danish question will ultimately be solved are appearing in many quarters, and the solution is a disheartening one. The Conference is to be used,...

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interesting apology for his life which he is now putting forth, has the candour to confess that the great Oxford current which drifted himself and so many others ultimately to...

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W E do not know that the death of Marshal Pelissier is of much European importance, for France has soldiers as brave and marshals much more able, but it deserves for another...

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that, notwithstanding the bad tines shut up in a box, attributing to him all sorts of evil and good To turn to the other end of the scale and come nearer home. qualities, which...

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T HE Quarterly Review, while still fresh from the stupid and cruel intellectual onslaught which is said to have hastened the death of Keats, published an article in the number...

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1VI R. CHARLES WALKER, of Belgrave Place, Brighton, who. ever he may be, is a bold man. Undeterred by the ridicule which has been showered upon Father Ignatius and the monks of...

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rruE Derby of 1864 is gathered to its eighty-four predecessors, 1_ and some three million, of Londoners have now a dreary twelve months during which to look forward to the...

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The continuation of the " Herberts" is deferred, to make room for the following personal narrative of recent operations in Denmark.


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I N the beginning of March it was commonly thought that the fall of Dybbiil was on the point of taking place. The Prus- sians had dallied nearly a month before the Danish lines,...

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[Facat OCTR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, May 14, 1864. GENERAL LEE retreating by forced night marches with a loss of nearly 50,000 men, in killed, wounded, and prisoners,...

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To • THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR." Stn,—ln what you write upon the subject of the Oxford Declara- tion you continually assume that the dispute to which it refers is, in the...

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SIE,—The feeling which probably induced "A. Curate " to write the letter which, in your fairness, you published last week is inci- dental to the state of transition in which he...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIII,—I have been reading your account of "The Ilerberta" in your paper of Saturday, 21st May, in which you state—William . Herbert, Lord of...

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VICTOR HUGO ON SHAKESPEARE.* IT would he unjust, perhaps, to define this work as the wild rhapsody of a man of genius, and yet no other description approaches so nearly to the...

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COLONEL CAMPBELL is a sportsman pur sang, and not only that, but a sportsman as expert with the pen as with the rifle or the hog-spear. The announcement "by the - Author of the...

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Mn. MACDONALD'S fancy loves the twilight. There is something in that violet ray which connects the sunset or the sunrise with the dusk which has a stimulating effect upon his...

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THOSE who believe in no infallible human basis for divine truth, who hold that God has not delegated either to documents or to any human institution His own infinite command...

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The Authorized Version of the Old Testament Scriptures, Harmonized Classified, and Revised. By Alexander Vance. (Printed for the Author by G. Phipps.) This is a most...

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A Steam Trip to the Tropics. By J. Hawkes, M.D.

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(Charles J. Skeet). —A pleasant narrative of a trip to the West India Islands and some of the ports of Central America. It is merely superficial, Dr. Hawkes having made no stay...

Milton's Comus, L'Allegro, and R Penseroso. With Notes. By the

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Rev. John Hunter, M.A. (Longman and Co.)—Mr. Hunter is among the beat of the numerous editors of our classical writers whom the University Middle Class examinations have called...

Dwellers on the Threshold; or, Magic and Magicians. By W.

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H. Daven- port Adams. (John Maxwell and Co.)—This is a piece of book- making, but a good specimen of that sort of work. Admirers of " Zanoni" will know from whom Mr. Adams...

The Complete Works of St. John of the Cross. Translated

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from the original Spanish by David Lewis, M.A., with a Preface by Cardinal Wiseman. (Longmans, 1864. Two volumes.)—These works comprise a prodigious development of ascetic and...

Passages in the Lift of an Old Maid. By "T.

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C. K." (Saunders, Otley, and Co.)—This book has sufficient narrative power to induce regular novel-readers to forgive—if indeed they do need any induce- ment to forgive—the...

My First Season. By the author of "Charles Auchester." (Smith,

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Elder, and Co.)—None of the later novels of this writer equal the first. The enthusiasm of "Charles Auchester " is missing, and the little affectations which disfigured even...

Recent Forms of Unbelief. Some account of Renan's "Vie de

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Josue." By W. Lee, Minister of the Parish of Roxburgh. (Edmonston and Dortglas.)--A very ably written pamphlet, in which M. Renan's book is criticized with a not unjust...

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government. (Longman

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and Co.)—The utilitarian philosophy, as expounded by Mr. Mill, is, we think, by no means irrefutable, but it will not be refuted by the author of this singular work, who...

A Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese and Province

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of Calcutta. By the Bishop of Calcutta. (Macmillan and Co.)—Dr. Cotton's views are marked by great moderation and considerable practical good sense, especially where he treats...

A Short Conversation upon Irish Subjects. By the Hon. Robert

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O'Brien. (Chapman and Hall.)—Consideratkins on the State of Ireland. Second edition. By John K. Ingram, LL.D., Fellow of Trinity Col- lege, Dublin. (E. Ponsonby.)—Slight and...