29 JANUARY 1870

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T HE Times states that the United States has purchased the Bay of Samana, in St. Domingo, one of the finest harbours in the world, for 130,000, and has agreed to purchase the...

Mr. A. H. Louis, some ten years ago one of

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the proprietors, and eleven years ago one of the editors, of this journal,—not, even then, we believe, the senior editor and proprietor,—has been doing a silly thing in the...

It is very difficult to make out what the numbers

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for the dogma of Infallibility and against it are supposed to be. The Pall Mall Gazette's correspondent in Rome said on Thurs- day that 400 signatures have been given to the...

Our correspondent " Anglicanus " has asserted that "the strange

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thereon to the freedom of speech permitted in the Council, almost all the correspondents have borne witness without contradiction.

Lord Wharncliffe writes to the Tunes to describe the precautions

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• taken by the magistrate to prevent further rioting at Thorncliffe, the seat of Messrs. Newton, Chambers, and Co.'s mining works, now a scene almost of civil war. On the...

** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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M. Rochefort has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment and

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a small fine. The Government asked for a light sentence—a stupid thing to do, as putting the want of independence in the judges in a strong light—and a light sentence was given...

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The public feeling against what the Pall Mall mills the

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"one- horse system of legislation," i.e., giving up the session almost exclusively to one great measure, has been, very clearly declared. And nothing can be clearer than that...

Another terrible accident from panic has occurred at Liverpool. The

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congregation of the Church of St. Joseph has a crypt used as a schoolroom, and on Sunday evening, owing to the immense congregation which attended, a supplementary service was...

The most effective point made against the 'opportuneness' of the

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dogma of Infallibility since the beginning of the controversy, was made by "An English Catholic" in the Times of last Monday. He quoted the substance of a decree of Paul IV....

Since our article on "The Battle in Rome" was put

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in type, we have seen a statement in the Tablet that the refusal of the Pope to give Monseigneur Dupanloup power to publish in Rome his reply to the Archbishop of Malines, is...

A great meeting was held on Wednesday morning in the

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Mansion House, and another on Wednesday evening at the Lam- beth Baths, iu support of State Aid to Emigration, the first under the presidency of the Lord Mayor. A petition to...

The 7'intes' Commissioner in Ireland has summed up the results

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of his observations in a scheme which that journal evidently believes will be found to resemble the Government one. He advises that Courts should be established in every county,...

The news from New . Zealand is still, we are happy

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to say, for the time couleur de rose, the most powerful Maori tribes were talking of peace,—but Lord Granville's despatch had not yet reached New Zealand at the last advices,...

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Mr. Stansfeld addressed his constituents at Halifax on Tuesday, the

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25th inst., and made a speech mainly on the affairs of his own department. The policy of the Treasury was one of retrench- ment, but the retrenchments and reforms in the Navy...

Alexander Herzen, who was, not many years ago, a great

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revo- lutionary power in Russia, through the influence wielded by his secretly circulated Russian paper the Kolokol (published in Pater- noster Row), has passed away. The Pall...

A deputation waited on Mr. Bright on Thursday to ask

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for an enactment compelling Railways to run cheap workmen's trains in and out of London, and for once Mr. Bright was not opposed to action. He seemed inclined to grant the...

The Greek Archbishop of Syra and Tenos was enter- tained

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by the Dean of Westminster at a dinner in the Jerusalem Chamber. Dean Stanley said grace in Greek, and also proposed his Grace's health in a very picturesquely geographical...

We publish elsewhere an account of the Creuzot strike, for

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which we do not vouch, but which does what no other account does, reconcile the phenomena. M. 011ivier has been questioned in the Chamber as to the despatch of troops, and-has...

The dispute in the Corps Legislatif about the Treaty will

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apparently end in a reference of the whole subject to a Committee, which will not report for twelve months. The Cabinet has been unexpectedly strong in favour of Free Trade, and...

It appears from a Toronto telegram that the " Winnipeggers

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" liave avowed that their policy is independence, to be followed by annexation to the United States, but there is one puzzling circum- stance in the movement. The French...

A strange story was told before the Lord Mayor on

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Wednesday. W. G. Davies, twenty-two, a salesman in the employ of Messrs. Leaf, fell in love with a public woman named Ellen Grantham, and she lived with him as his wife. Finding...

A Mr. Cook, a professional billiard-player, is said to have

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worked a revolution in the manufacture of billiard-tables. It is of no use to play with him, or anybody like him, for he can invariably pocket the red ball at the first stroke,...

Consols were on Friday evening 92i to 92i.

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M. THIERS' SPEECH. M THIERS is by far the most formidable Protectionist in e France. He is no manufacturer, and is, therefore, not exposed, like M. Pouyer-Quertier, to the...

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W E are charged on many sides with taking too favourable a view of the policy of the Papal party in Rome. If we 'have done so, it is only because the friends of the opposite...

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L ORD RUSSELL ends the somewhat discursive review of his internal policy as an English statesman from the beginning of his career up to the resignation of the Ministry in 1841,...

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W E do not see how reasonable men can object to the action either of the French Government at Creuzot or of the Yorkshire magistracy at Thorncliffe, except, indeed, on the...

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" Q OME of my friends," says Mr. Forster in his speech at kJ Bradford, "talk as if they were depressed in consequence of the present state of political questions. That...

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T IT - FIRE is no reason, that we can see, why Great Britain should dislike, far less resist, the annexation of the Dominican Republic, the eastern half of Hayti, to the United...

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I F Prince Alfred will only keep himself from feeling bored, or even from expressing his feeling, his visit to India will, we think, be a decided success, a ceremonial worth...

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W E have so hearty an admiration for Professor Huxley, and so genuine an enjoyment of his great literary as well as scientific powers, that we need hardly apologize for...

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=M.-YORKSHIRE :-GENERAL HISTORY.-LANDED GENTRY AND THE CITY OF YORK. A MONG the Castles of Yorkshire which preserve the remem- brance of the feudal period, we may mention the...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Rome, January 23, 1870. AT last we are right in the middle of it, and now that the springes have been let off in a volley, I think the most...

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A VERY MODERATE FENIAN. (TO THIS EDITOR OF THE . SPECTATOU:1 Sin, —I am a Fenian ; but I trust that this will not prevent you giving a due hearing to what I have to say. In...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Under the above heading your issue of last Saturday has an article on which I trust you will allow me space for a few remarks. First, I...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.. , ] SIR, — In your last number there is a remark touching the appointment of Suffragan Bishops which suggests a question of much interest and...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.”] SIR,—May I be allowed to make a few remarks, suggested by the letters of some of your "Subscribers," and also (with all respect for their...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — Before replying to "A Subscriber," will you allow me to correct a serious misprint in my former letter, as a correction I sent you a...

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MADAME ELISABETH.* THE memory of Madame Elisabeth had almost faded from the minds of this, the second generatiou born since her tragical death, when the publication of a volume...

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TOWARDS the end of 1863, Captain Kennedy was ordered out to the South American station to take command of Her Majesty's gunboat Spider,—a tiny little craft carrying one...

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POEMS ON NATURAL HISTORY.* Tuts is, perhaps, one of the

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drollest legacies ever left to the world by a man of science. Dr. Daubeny was a great chemist, and as it is truly said in the introduction, his whole life was devoted to science...

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EVERY barrister is asked, at least once a month, why no lawyer can give a clear answer to the simplest legal question, and he finds it hard to give a satisfactory reply to this...

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Tins work comprises genealogical Shakespeare notes of two kinds, namely, on the historical plays, and on the poet's own family and connections. We have in the former part, as...

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Typical Selections from the Best English Authors. (Clarendon Press Series.)—This

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is certainly one of the best "reading-books " that we have seen. Selections are made from fifty-nine Euglish prose writers, beginning with Bishop Latimer and ending with Lord...


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The Quarterly Review for January, in its article on Mrs. Stowe's rejoinder, forcibly suggests to us that no one who has deeply studied the causes of the Byron quarrel has quite...

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Songs of a Wayfarer. By William Davies. (Longmans.)—Here is a

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volume containing some six thousand verses or more, as much as some poets have won their immortality by, all written, if we may judge from the dates that aro given, in a very...

Books I. and II. of the .A muds of 'radius.

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Translated by A. H. Beesley, MA. (Longmans.)—We give a specimen of Mr. Beesley's translation "At Bonne more in servitium,consules, "And now all Rome—conauls, senators, puttee,...

Porritv.—Come to the Woods, and other Poems (Frome, Hodges London,

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Simpkin and Marshall). Careful students of the Christian Year will remember a little poem, "To the Redbreast," which Kettle quotes after his verses for the twenty-first Sunday...

The Apology of an Unbeliever. By Louis Viardot. (Triibner.)—The most

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noticeable thing here is a letter from M. de Saint-Benve to the author. "The eternity of the world granted," he says, "all else fol- lows." Bat is it granted as regards either...