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None of the accounts from Candia appear worthy of much

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credence. According to one, the Turks have defeated the Greeks, according to another, the Egyptian troops have been forced to capitulate. According to a letter from Candia of...

The Government of Prussia has settled its dispute with the

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Chamber about the Reserve Fund. It accepts 6,000,0001. instead of 9,000,000/., and promises not to spend any of it, except in tima of danger, without the consent of the House....

Rumours still continue about the illness of the Emperor of

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the French, but he went to Biarritz on Friday, where he is to receive, it is said, Count Bismarck to settle the late of Belgium, Prince Gortschakoff to settle the Eastern...


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AI R. BRIGHT began his speech at Manchester on Monday by an assertion that Her Majesty was in favour of Reform, and that the danger of the House of Peers was from within, not...

The Times, its Philadelphia correspondent, and the New York Herald,

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the three stoutest supporters of Mr. Johnson's policy, are agreed in abandoning him, and in advising him to submit to Con- gress. His speeches, they say, have cost him a hundred...

The revolt in Palermo has been suppressed. It is attributed

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by the Clericals to the Reds, by the Liberals to the Clericals, and by the Italian correspondent of the Times to'Austrian intrigue, which, however, must have worked through...

Mr. Beecher has published a second letter, in which he

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may be said to have " hedged " on the subject of the breach between the President and the Congress. He is not, he says, a "John- son man." He goes a certain way with Mr....

On the following day Mr. Bright was entertained by the

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Northern Department of the Reform League, and in returning thanks menaced his opponents very distinctly with force :—" I believe that however much any of us may abhor the...

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By far the best criticism on Sir S. Baker's letter—a

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briefer but almost equally effective note on the subject from a negro appears to-day in another column, —was the reply of "Jacob Omninm" in the Pall Mall Gazette of last...

It is reported that cholera is again spreading in North

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London, but the last weekly return shows a decrease in the total mortality from the disease, the deaths having receded from 182 to 160, while those from diarrhcea are 98 against...

It is believed that the differences which impeded the cession

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of Venetia have all been removed, Italy giving way somewhat about boundary, and Austria about money. Italy is not to have the northern shore of the Lake of Garda, or to accept...

Trouble is expected at Rome from the excessive financial pres-

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sure. The Bank of Rome no longer changes its.bills, and money is not to be had, except at a sacrifice of from 10 to 11 per cent. There is talk of an issue of inconvertible...

Atritbsurd story is going.the remind. of the papers about a

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con- stitution to be granted to his subjects by the Paeha of Egypt. It is to be on the French plan, with universal suffrage, Council of State, limited right of debate, and all...

Who composed that overpowering eloquence poured forth on Mr. Bright

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at the Reform meeting.on Monday at Manchester, and which Mr. B4ght endured like a hero, without more than the faintest indication of a desire to smile ? We could scarcely find...

Sir Samuel Baker has been, we find, greatly shocked by

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the malignity of the critics who have commented on his discursive and irrelevant letter concerning the negro of Central Africa, and is now so convinced of the wickedness of the...

The reeeipta for messages by the American Cable; are -stated

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officially to reach 1,0001. a day, which amount may be consider- ably increased by a lower tariff.

Mr. C. J. O'Donel, stipendiary magistrate in Dublin,has been giving

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the world a rare example of Irish justice. A boy of-three and a half was brought before him on Saturday, chargedewith begging in the public streets. It was .not alleged that-...

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The legitimate, by which ' is meant-the-Shakespearian drama, is -once

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more in possession of 'Old Drury. Mr. Chatterton opened his winter'campaign a -week ago with a tragedy and a comedy, -each " razeed," to-use a doekyard term, in order -that the...

We read with a:good deal of amazement in the Morning

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Star of Wednesday that "A Man following his own Body to the Grave' is 'certainly a sensational heading, but ff the narrative which we -publish in--another column is true, that...

A-curious correspondence has - been going on in the Times about thefraudspractised

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at auctions. Itseeins that theseedy-looking persons who hang about 'auctions, and call themselves commission -agents, have a system of' insalting every private bidder, and often...

The Bishop of Natal writes to Wednesday's Times to say

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that hia.private letter objecting to =prayer to Christ as unscriptural was hastily written to catch a mail, and -never for a moment intended for publication. He asserts . that...

=latetweek, at-Exeter, Earl Forteseue distributed:the certificates

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obtained the Devonshire- candidates in. the local exantinations of the Oxford= and Cambridge Universities, and Mr. Lowe made a--speech -which, 'like all Mr. Lowe's speeches, was...

A. reduation of enn4ut1f per cent. has been made= in-the

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' rates:-Of disedunt this - week, and the minimum quotation 'at the 'Bank of England now rules at per cent. The 'Bank return is =very favourable, the supply of coin and -...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yeaterday and

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on Friday week arnsubjoined ;-- Mezioan Spanish Passive • • Do• ' Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents:, 1868.. ... 1602.. .. Meted States 6.20's Fridaidlept 21. . Friday, Sept....

Annexed are'the - olosingprica of the leading British Railways yesterday and on

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Friday week-:— Mridayrtlept:21.. Sept:48. Great Ea:stern Great -Northern .. Great Western.. .. • • Laneaskireand 'Yorkshire 1..on4on: and Brighton .. London and North•Westean...

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MR. BRIGHT AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE. T HE oldest and most sagacious of popular historians has said in his pathetic way, "this is the worst suffer- ing among men, that...

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/THE uneasiness apparent throughout Europe, an uneasiness _L so great that the Chancelleries are in a buzz with rumours, and absurdities like the armed intervention of America...

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J F result be the test of oratory, as the Greeks affirmed, Mr. Johnson is an almost matchless orator. He has rebuilt the Republican party of America. Until the President left...

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THE English Church in Ireland has--so long been abandoned I by all who profess and call themselves Liberals that we must almost apologize for reverting to the subject. Twenty- =...

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T HE horrible part of this Orissa famine is that it creates no horror. .11 any one wants to understand the root evil of foreign domination, let him read the excellent letter...

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E UROPE is about to have ready access to a vast Winter Garden. Round the .northernmost bay of the Mediterranean, from Genoa to Nice, stretches a territory which Italians, with...

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VIR. GEE, Vicar of Abbots Langley, Rural Dean, author of 111 at least one sensible little religious book, and evidently an Accomplished as well as a pious man, has undertaken to...

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V. — THE WEST COUNTRY: — FROM THE SAXON TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST. I3 EFORE the tide of Saxon conquest passed beyond the Exe, the British kingdom of the West was exposed, equally...

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the spirit of your instructions to me to take notes of the Manchester Reform Demonstration as an " outsider"—a critic or note-taker simply—I resolved to begin my duties with one...

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[Jo THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—On behalf of my negro fellow-countrymen in Jamaica, I beg you to accept our grateful thanks for your able and unflinching exposure of...


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CFO THE EDIT9R 9F THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It i8 just as well to hunt a misrepresentation, even if not of very great importance to the public, into its last corner, so I will ask...

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DR. AUSTIN'S GUESTS.* THERE is a great fascination for us in all Mr. Gilbert's works, and in this certainly not the least. Indeed stories of monomania are curiously well suited...

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his -work -clear -knowledge of his subjecb, the results of much research, a good deal of genuine enthusiasm, and a considerable power of placing his readers in a position to see...

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This "new writer" has a very fair chance of becoming an old writer, and a successful one too. There is delicacy of drawing and a mild gentle humour in this little story which...

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Tins book is a huge leading article of the Telegraph kind. The author, Mr. T. H. Gill, a writer of much learning and patience, bas read many books, consulted many authorities,...