2 APRIL 1864

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The annoyance of the people at the Queen's long seclusion

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has of late been somewhat freely manifested, and we are happy to perceive that Her Majesty has so far suppressed her feelings as to appear occasionally in public. On Wednesday...

It is stated that the Tories intend after Easter to

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resume the attack upon Mr. Stansfeld. A mass of new statements were made by the Avocat-G eneral during the trial of Marzini on Wednesday, referring not to the Greco affair, but...

Dr. Livingstone, whose death has been reported for weeks, is

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alive and well, and in communication with his friends at the Cape. The origin of the report is not yet accurately ascertained.

The review of the London Volunteers, which now takes place

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every Easter Monday, was held this year upon Farley Heath. Six- teen thousand men were transported by two .railways without difficulty to the spot, and the manceuvres were only...


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T HE Baby has been vaccinated. According to the official announcement "the Royal infant has passed through the various stages of the proem in the most satisfactory manner," or...

The opponents of Mr. Gladstone's Annuity Bill among the working

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men have shot their bolt and failed. They called a great meeting at Exeter Hall on Thursday night, with Mr. Ayrton in the chair, and tried to pass resolutions asking for...

The Trade and Revenue Returns for the year have been

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published, and are really most extraordinary. The total amount after all re- missions of taxation is 70,208,963/., against 70,603,561/. last year, and as Mr. Gladstone demanded...

Jutland has been evacuated, and the attack on Diippel has

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failed. The Prussians, exasperated it would seem by the failure of their bombardment, which entirely failed to injure the works, attempted early on the morning of the 28th of...

It is announced that the Conference is to commence its

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sittings on the 12th of April, but there is a hitch somewhere still. Den- mark had accepted a proposal to confer upon the basis of the Treaty of 1852, but it was known that this...

Mr. Roebuck on Thursday evening delivered a lecture to the

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young men of Hull upon the science of politics, of which we shall probably hear more. The Conservative tone of the day seems to have taken the radicalism out of the member for...

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The Indian Legislative Council has passed a bill to substitute

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flogging with a rattan in cases of second conviction for almost all short sentences. The arguments for the change are various, the strongest being the excessive demoralization...

The tendency to rely on Government supervision as a check

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upon avarice seems to grow stronger every day. The coroner's jury which " sat " on the Bradfield reservoir and its victims re- commended strict official supervision, and Sir...

Sir Stafford Northeote on Tuesday made a speech to the

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Con- servatives of Exeter, in which he declared formal war against the Ministry. After an exordium in praise of "my friend and our leader, Mr. Disraeli," which appears intended...

The American news is still almost confined to rumours about

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the next election to the Presidency. It appears certain that General Grant will not stand—he objecting, says one account, to have his wife scolded in the papers—that Mr. Chase's...

Garibaldi left Gibraltar for England on the 29th of March,

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on board the mail steamer Ripon. He will arrive at Southampton, therefore, on Wednesday or Thursday, where he will be received by the Mayor and Town Council. He goes at once, it...

The census tables showing the occupations of the people in

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1861 reveal some noteworthy facts, among others the precise pro- portion of agriculturists and artisans. The former, females not included, number 1,611,652, and the latter,...

Another first-claw steamer has been very ably wrecked. There is

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a reef at the entrance of Queenstown harbour which has for years been the opprobrium of the port, and is very nearly as well known as the Eddystone. The City of New York,...

Schiller's " Robbers " filled half the youth of Germany

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with longings for a predatory life, and the fact is quoted as a proof of his genius. Very inferior writers, however, if we may believe the police reports, exercise precisely the...

The special correspondent of the Times now at the Prussian

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headquarters gives a suggestive account of the Prussian rifle, the Zundnadel gewehr, peculiar to that army. It is a breech-loader, and he says it can be loaded and fired six or...

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The Boston Courier publishes a lengthy and apparently truthful account

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of an attempt made by a Mr. Finney to enlist Irish labourers for the New England railroads, carry them to Boston, and sell them to the agents for the conscription. The plan...

Rumours are spreading rapidly of an insurrection preparing on a

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grand scale in the Danubian provinces. The princes of libido- Wallachia, Servia, and Montenegro are said to have come to an agreement, and they can place among them a fairly...

So bad is now the state of Rome that, according

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to the Post, the Princess Corsini, desiring to attend a reception st the Colonna Palace, and wishing to wear her jewels, was compelled to demand an escort of the Papal Dragoon...

On Saturday last Consols left off at 91f, ft for

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money, and 91i, I for account. Yesterday the latest quotations showed no alteration. For the May account the price was 911, 92.

The Clyde Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Company has been started

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this week, with a capital of 500,000/., in shares of 501. each. It has been formed with the object of purchasing and ex- tending the valuable and old-established business of...

Bonelli's Electric Telegraph Company's shares have marked 1 to 1

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prem. ; and National Provincial Marine, 1 to 1} prem.

The Japanese Envoys who visited London last year have pub-

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lished the diary they kept,- and we trust some English publisher will have the spirit to obtain a literal translation. The account which is going the round of the papers does...

The Rev. Archer Gurney, a gentleman with whom we ourselves

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have had some little controversy, has written a letter to the Oxford (Committee on the subject of the two new articles which they are compelling English clergymen to sign. It is...

A correspondent of the Times states that the old miracle

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plays are still acted at Monaco, which is now French territory. He saw the performance himself on Good Friday, and appears to have been about equally interested and horrified....

A correspondent from Brunswick draws our attention to a mistake

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in the account of morganatic marriages given in our article on "Royal Family Alliances," in the supplement to the Spectator, January 2, 1864. The Duke William of...

Annexed is a comparison of yesterday's closing prices of the

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leading Foreign Securities, with the latest quotations of Thursday week :— Thursday, March 24. Friday, April 1. Greek 231 .. 261 Do. Coupons .. 114 Mexican 451 451...

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about to break, but the officers give no order, and

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rumours of dissension in the general's tent are multiplying fast. It needs but a rush and the citadel must fall, but the chiefs seem un- able to brace their minds up to endure...

They not only do not agree with, but they do

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not even realize, Is it only a heretic publicist, eager for evidence against the the idea familiar to many minds on the Continent, and always faith which restrains publicists,...

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T HE cloud over Denmark has this week grown a little lighter. The siege of Fredericia has been raised, ap- parently in deference to diplomatic protests, and the Prussian attack...

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HE nomination of General Fremont for the next Presi- dency of the Union is not so immediately important a matter as the Times and some other of our contemporaries are inclined...

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example how much better they manage these matters in ought

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not to be stated till after the facts on which they rest. France, to find at this moment France in a state of excitement The Procurenr began by telling the jury that M. Armand...

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ROUGE AND PEARL POWDER. A N odd little book has

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fallen in our way suggesting a curious CI. difficulty in our modern social ethics. ' The work, or rather pamphlet, calls itself a hand - book for ladies' maids, but ispally, we...

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T HE efficiency of our volunteer force has scarcely ever 1. been more thoroughly displayed than on the field-day at Farley Heath. A place better adapted for the purpose could...

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T UE peculiar importance which attaches to the ouvrier element in the world of French politics is so self-evident as to need no commentary. Paris is still what it has been, the...

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T HE first assembly of gentlemen in the world, as its members delight to call it, spent before the recess some six or eight hours of its valuable time, and an amazing amount of...

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THE CECILS.—(THE FOUNDER.) M HE Cecilia have a great ancestor

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but no pedigree. A parasite of the founder, the crafty resolute patriot who built Eliza- beth's throne, tried to persuade him that he was the lineal repre- sentative of the...

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New York, March 12, 1864. HAD the steamer of last Saturday been detained twenty-four hours I could have sent you an account of the why and the how of Kilpatrick's movement upon...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." Sue,—The correspondence originated by my letter to you on this subject has already reached to so great an extent that you may wish know...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." Sin,—Please let me reply briefly to Mr. Potter. The chief points he makes are (as I read his letter) :—(1) Sugars under the present system...

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MEXICO, ANCIENT AND MODERN.* • Merieo, Ancient and Modern. By Michel Chevalier. Translated by T. Mims. London ; J. Alazwell and Co. THERE are not, perhaps, many among us who...


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"SPECTATOR." am much amused by your ingenious article on "The Prince and the Fashions," yet I read with some regret, though not surprise, your acquiescent sentence against...

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"Tux NORSE LEGENDS" have a very high scientific value, which has only gradually dawned upon the cultivated mind of Europe, as a faint consequence of the modern scientific...

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FRIAR JORDANIIS, a French monk of the Dominican Order, went out to India about the year 1321, and again in 1330 he returned thither as Bishop of Columburn. His episcopal career...

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is a favourable specimen of a class of work not uncommon of late, in which a lady's record of travel serves to point and illustrate the views, theories, or principles, of her...

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Lovelace's Poetical Works. By W. Carew Hazlitt, barrister-at-law. (John Russell Smith.)—A careful and scholarly edition of*vblume of poems which, perhaps, is scarcely worth it....

The Personalities of the Forest of Dean. By the Rev.

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H. G. Nicholls, M.A. (John Murray.)— A supplement to the author's former work on the Forest of Dean, containing short notices of the families of the various constables of St....