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This split is the more important because the Liberals have

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closed their ranks once more. At the party meeting held at Mr. Gladstone's on Tuesday, and attended by 300 members, Earl Russell told his followers to accept Mr. Gladstone's...

Directly Mr. Disraeli finished speaking, Mr. Lowe rose to oppose

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going into Committee upon the abstract Resolutions, which were alone before the House, on the ground that there was abso- lutely no connection at all between the abstract...

Rumours have been spreading everywhere this week of the dan-

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gerous illness of the Princess of Wales. The odd wording of the bulletins, which seem written with a view to conceal something, has increased the popular alarm, which is,...

There are rumours again by the score, and among them

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the most probable seems to be this. There is a violent dispute within the Cabinet, as within the Tory party, as to the policy to be pursued with respect to the franchise. One...

The " Cattle-Plague party," that is the Tory members of

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the House who most strictly represent the landed interest, called a meeting at the Carlton on Thursday, attended, it is said, by a hundred and fifty members. They differed, it...

In a letter to the Manchester Examiner and Times of

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this day week a report was mentioned that a new penny newspaper, of Adullamite principles, was to be edited by one of the editors of the Spectator. The rumour was due to a...


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A N unusually overcrowded House, even in these times of over- Li. crowded houses, waited impatiently for Mr. Disraeli's detailed plan of Reform on Monday night. Having at least...

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Our Government, when applying for the vote of 116,0001. for

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the expenses of the French Exhibition, refused to bind themselves not to ask for a supplementary vote, but said they had no reason to expect one. The special correspondent of...

The interpellation in the French Chamber on the circular issued

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by M. Vandal, ordering suspected letters to be seized and sent to Paris, ended in an apology. M. Vandal tried to prove that Government had a legal right to open any letter...

Count Wedel, of the Austrian Army, considered and said that

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certain members of the Solms family behaved badly in the recent campaign. Prince Bernhard of Solms, though not implicated, thought it necessary to demand an apology, whereupon...

There was a debate on Monday in the Lords on

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a very important question—the liability of Volunteers to be called out to put down internal disorder. There is no question that they cannot be called out as Volunteers, that...

A rather amusing incident preceded the great debate of Mon-

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day night. Mr. Newdegate, who was much horrified at the invitation to the recent anti-Fenian meeting sent to Cardinal Cullen by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, and the ceremony with...

The King of Prussia opened the North German Parliament on

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the 24th of February, in a speech the drift of which is that he intends to unite Germany. He declares that Providence had led the German people towards pnity by ways they...

Mr. Lowe took advantage of a Mansion House dinner on

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Satur- day to praise the House of Commons to the skies, as having per- formed transcendent functions under minute supervision and come out without disgrace. It is all true ; but...

The election of Mr. Barry for Cork was marked, according

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to the Irish correspondent of the Times, by some noteworthy circum- stances. The Catholic Bishops have, it is said, decided on a new policy. Cardinal Cullen makes a selection...

The Ministry will be beaten or saved on the Reform

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Bill, but if that question had not superseded all others, their Estimates would have.brought them into a scrape. They want in round figures half a million added to the immediate...

Debating in the French Chamber is getting sharper. During a

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very useless debate on the legal right of the Emperor to abolish the discussion on the Address, which ended in a vote of 241 to 25 in favour of the Emperor, M. Jules Fevre told...

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Mr. Disraeli's compilation of the numerical results of his pro-.

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posed enfranchiseruents is as follows :— Boaouous. Bated at 26. Comerme. Bated at no. Occupiers 130,000 82,500 Education franchise 10,000 15,000 £50 fundholders 7,000...

The leading British Railways left off at the annexed quotations

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Great Eastern .. Great Northern Friday, Feb. 22. 301 • el 1201 Friday, March 1. 301 • . 117 x. d. Great Western.. .. • . 43i...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were :— Friday, Feb. 22. Friday, March L Mexican .. • • • . 171 • • 171 Spanish Passive .. 221 .. 221 Do. Certificates 141 143 Turkish...

The Consol market has been firm, and the tendency of

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prices has been upward. The Three per Cents. for the present account have been done at 911 " buyers," the closing quotations yesterday being 91 to 911, for money ; and 94, I,...

At the annual general meeting of the members of University

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Col- lege, London, on Wednesday, Mr. W. D. Christie (our late Minister in Brazil) raised very ably and temperately, and without in any way returning to the recent matter in...

Mr. Johnson has laid before the Cabinet a veto on

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the Bill for the government of the South by military districts. If he vetoes it, it will be immediately carried over his veto, and if he shirks the duty of acting upon it, there...

The stock of bullion in the Bauk of England is

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now 19,390,3121., in the Bank of France, 28,807,0241. Yesterday about 100,0001. was withdrawn from the Bank for export ; but the West Indian steamer brought a large supply of...

In Committee on the dog-tax on Thursday Mr. Marsh gave

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vent to the same sort of horror of ordinary working dogs which he is known to feel politically for ordinary working men,—and appa- rently on the same ground,—his morbid...

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THE PROSPECTS OF THE GOVERNMENT. W E are told on the highest possible authority of a kind of weakness which confounds might, and a kind of foolish- ness which is wiser than...

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1 E Reform Bill sketched out by Mr. Disraeli on Monday evening is a very bad one, which may, by great self- denial and caution on the part of Liberals, be licked into an...

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BRIBERY. DISRAPLI has been singularly unlucky this session 1311 in his successes as well as in his failures. When he succeeds, he succeeds chiefly in justifying his opponents....

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TTIHIE proposal made by Major Anson, on Tuesday, to garrison I certain British colonies with Indian troops, is a very natural one, and one which it was expedient that somebody...

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merit of our judicial system is this : nobody attacks the Judges. The demerit of our judicial system is this : nobody heartily defends the procedure. After ages of diffi- culty,...

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of ears, big white cravat, and very little neck, and compare it with main ; yet while the one picture seems to express a self-satisfied just the same front face, as he gives it...

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THERE is nothing surprising in the interest excited by the 1 trial of Lemaire. A total paralysis of the moral side of the imagination, without paralysis of the moral side of the...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, January 25, 1867. Two of the most remarkable, although not most important con- sequences of our Civil War, are the change of tone...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In reply to " A Countrywoman," permit me to offer- the following explanations :- - 1. On the first head my critic has somewhat...

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THE " SPECTATOR.") Stn,—Will you permit me; as a " Sacramentalist," whose name is possibly in some degree known by you as being connected with the restoration of Sacramental...

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ART THE DESIGNS FOR A. NEW NATIONAL -GALLERY. THE complete success of Captain Fowke's picture galleries is generally acknowledged. No internal deficiency has ever been alleged...


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" SPECTATOR."] Six,—While I admit that a great deal of fun may be got out of Lord Redesdale's Bill for consecrating churchyard ground without actual consecration, I suggest...

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THE VILLAGE ON THE CLIFF.* THE Author of The Story of Elizabeth, like all other writers of true genius, creates for herself the school of art in which she excels. The two...

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SPIRFIUAL PHILOSOPHY.* FORTY years since, when the name of S.

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T. Coleridge had become to a small but zealous band of disciples the representative of a genius eminent not only as a poet, but as a philosopher, a belief existed, founded on...

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BY the publication of these four handsome volumes, Messrs. T. and T. Clark, of Edinburgh, have added one more to the numer- ous claims they had already established on the...

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MR. DONALDSON'S CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS.• Thu writings of the Apologists possess

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little of the special interest which the name would seem to imply. In these days, when Christianity has again to set forth her defence before a sceptical world, it might appear...

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the Hebrew Books in the Library of the. British Museum, printed by order of the Trustees," has just been issued from the press. The collection has grown from one book, which the...

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Meditations on the Actual State of Christianity, and on the

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Attacks which Are now being Made upon It. By M. Guizot. (Murray.)—M. Guizot dis- likes the positive philosophy so much that he has made these medita- tions chiefly negative....

International German Reader. By Edward A. Oppen. (Cassell, Petter, and

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Galpin.)—The selections in this book are prefaced by a few pages of grammar, but not more than is necessary to guide the studelit through Mr. Oppen's course of reading. We...


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Modern Culture ; its True Aims and Requirements. Edited by Edward L. Youmans, M.D. (Macmillan.)—Dr. Youmans has gathered together in this volume a series of addresses on the...

The St. Stephen's Chronicle. A Weekly Chronicle of Politics, and

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con- taining Full and Accurate Reports of Proceedings in Parliament. Nos. 1, 2, and 3. (Richard Bentley.)—The weekly issue of the previous week's debates in a substantial...