2 MAY 1874

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Mr. Smollett, political jest or and some-time Conservative Member for

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Dumbartonshire, but who had no seat in the last Mr. Smollett, political jest or and some-time Conservative Member for Dumbartonshire, but who had no seat in the last...

Mr. Cross has at last endeavoured to fulfil the promises

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made by his party to the Publicans. He brought in his Bill on Monday, and as the teetollers pronounce it disgraceful, and the publicans unsatisfactory, there is a strong...

The one precedent admitted by Mr. Smollett for an appeal

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to the country after Parliament had been already summoned for the despatch of business, was the case of the appeal by Lord Grenville after Mr. Fox's death in 1806. We doubt if....

Marshal Serrano, after a tedious delay, has apparently decided to

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attack the Carlist communications. According to the latest intelligence, Marshal Concha on 29th April carried the heights of Las Munecas, and the Carlists retired along the...


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T HE French papers have been full of reports as to the where- abouts of the Comte de Chambord. The Republique Francaise asserted that he was in Versailles, and named the house ;...

Mr. Gladstone's reply was a little too severe in tone,

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and hardly contemptuous enough in relation to the moral imputations on him. He spoke sarcastically of "the authority and weight of the two distinguished gentlemen" who had...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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AL de Lesseps has, it is stated, submitted, but under

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protest, and not till Egyptian troops had taken possession of the Canal. His Company, of course, backs him entirely, and it is evident that the maritime Powers interested in the...

held ildr. Gardner's conduct in huilding 220 cottages and giving

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presents of coals to tie& inmates 'highly blameworthy, but did not unseat him ; while at Stroud both members. have been unseated, 'because some injudicious friends, without...

A curious bit of secret history came out in -Lord

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Salisbury's speech on the same subject. IHe said he had recently received a letter from Lord Northbrook pointing out that the mortality among ., . the children was beyond the...

Mr. Fawcett was not elected for Hackney with quite the

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rush we had hoped for, Mr. Stephenson and a portion of the Wesleyans objecting at the eleventh hour to his anti-Sabbatarian opinions. Of course Mr. Fawcett refused all...

The Daily News states that influential mediation is about to

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be offered between the farmers and the men, and the lock-out brought at once to an end. We suppose something of the kind is at hand, from a bitter letter from Colonel R....

But little news of the Bengal Famine has been published

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this week, and that little is summed up in the sentence from the Viceroy,—" Distress increasing daily." There-was a debate, how- ever, on 'Friday week on the famine policy,...

Lord Carnarvon took an opportunity on Monday to state that

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Captain Glover would receive the IS.C.M.G. and a grant from the Gold-Coast funds, and his chief assistants the C.M.G. and a smaller sum. It appears there is no precedent for...

Mr. Cross has rebound the Scotch counties to - the Liberal

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party. If there is one subject upon which the-Scotch farmers are determined, it is that the ground=game shall-belong to them, and not to the landlord, who has no -more right to...

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Baron Bramwell seems to have been greatly shocked by the

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case of an illiterate voter at Stroud who had not a clear idea of what a Liberal and a Tory mean. Has the Baron a good, easily describable notion himself? After all, the man did...

A curious incident in the debate was Mr. Bentinck's citation -

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of the Pall Mall's statement that long before the late Government retired, SirAlexanderMilne and his professional colleagues laid their view as to the need of considerable...

A conversation as to Dr. Tait's Public Worship Regulation Bill

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-took place in the Howie of Lords on Monday, when the Duke of Marlborough appealed to the Archbishop of Canterbury to give longer delay of the second, reading than till...

Count Arnim, till quite lately the German ambassador at Paris,

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and formerly Prince Bismarck's envoy at Rome, has evidently thrown over - the ecclesiastical policy of his former chief. In a letter just published to Dr. Dbllinger, he not only...

The debate in Convocation has been, as yet, exceedingly ill

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reported, but we are surprised to find Dean Stanley on the whole supporting the jurisdiction which the Bill gives to the Bishops. He thought the Bishops should be trusted with a...

The Naval debate of last week was resumed on Thursday

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by Mr. Samuda, and ended in a considerable discomfiture for Mr. - Ward Hunt, who, as well as his own Secretary, Mr. Egerton, had to explain, not without humiliation, that all...

Twelve years ago, Mr, C. Hall, of Bath, became a

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clerk in the London and Westminster Bank, but two years ago he hurt his , knee and resigned. He then married Miss Howarth, a ward of his father's, and daughter of Mr. Howarth, a...

Consols were on Friday 92/-921.

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SMOLLETT AND MR. GLADSTONE. T HE scene on Friday week in the House of Commons when Mr. Smollett fired his blazing broadsides of jocular political insolence into Mr. Gladstone,...

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W E wonder if the Domesday Book of Scotland is satis- factory to Lord Derby ? His object in moving for the remarkable record which has just been presented to Par- liament, and...

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RCHBISHOP TAIT is not likely to elicit from Convocation 11 any very favourable opinion of his Bill. But he is likely to do the Church a service, nevertheless, by bringing it to...

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R. OFILLDERS made the best, if he did not make the most, of the fine opportunity that offered itself to him on Thursday evening. Considering the unsparing way in which he was...

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T HE debate of Tuesday on Mr. Blennerhassett's proposal that the State should buy up the Irish Railways seems to us 'exceedingly unsatisfactory. Mr. Blennerhassett himself made...

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pdoofinoey of t h f e a c fi o n un a l t r r y e t r a e a g t r efar from s e t r h v eice Gold o b l y d adv ° o L cati S ng h th as e Coast. He is not afraid of his...

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U NLESS a good many suggestive signs have no meaning, the beginning of the end cannot be very far off in Cuba, and certainly it is fully time. The civil war has now raged...


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W E think it may be a good sign for the cause of the higher edu- cation of women that much the best known of the women- physicians, Mrs. Garrett-Anderson, who replies to Dr....

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L ADY BARKER has recently appealed, in an unpretending but invaluable little work,* to the imagination of two classes of readers, as well as to the common-sense of the community...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTAT08.1 SIR,—Mr. Fawcett, in a recent election address at Bethnal Green, when arguing against the lock-out of Agricultural Labourers in the Eastern...


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THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLS. [TO THB EDITOR OF THE " SPHOTATOR."] . SIR,—Your article on "Sex in Education" suggested the proba- bility of "shoals of letters" in reply,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPROTATOIC] SIR,—I thank you for your review of the 18th on "Fronde." I do not think Englishmen are at all aware of the enormous mis- chief done by the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] Sin,—The successful issue of my metrical investigations of the' Plays of Shakspere and Fletcher has encouraged me to examine the works of the...


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[TO TEl EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—None of your correspondents have adverted to the fact, which is well known here, that bees are in Scotland removed from - the Lowlands...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] SIR,—As a lover of that well-abused institution, the Church of England, I venture to open my grief to you at the unfair use of the word "...

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QUATRE-V IN GT-TREIZE.* So much has been written of late years on Victor Hugo, that it is superfluous to call attention to his past works before examining this new book. The...

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AN endeavour is here made by Mr. James Geikie to correlate the glacial epoch with the advent of man. The pre-historic evidences -of the existence of the human race, at a time...

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DAHOMEY AS IT IS.* THE King of Dahomey is, it

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would appear, very anxious to stand well with the English, and as previous visitors to his capital had not, in his opinion, done him justice, he took the opportunity of Mr....

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Faith-Work ; or, the Labours of Dr. Cullis in Boston. By the Rev. W. Boardman. (Isbister.)—Dr. Cullis is a physician in Boston, U.S., who has devoted himself and his means to...

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Jesuits in Conflict. By a Member of the Society of

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Jesus. (Barns and Oates.)—Tho editor here gives us the lives of three Jesuits who suffered in the reign of Elizabeth what any Protestant teacher would have suffered fifty years...

Laura Erie. By the Author of "Blanche Seymour." 3 vols.

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(Tinsley Brothers.)—We have read this novel without much difficulty, a fact which, however, becomes somewhat remarkable, when we try to re- member what it is all about, or to...

What Can She Do? By the Rev. E. P. Roe.

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(Edmonston and Douglas.)—The lesson which Mr. Roe seeks to enforce is that every woman should learn how to support hersek and he writes a very sad story to show what miserable...

New Life in New Lands. By Grace Greenwood. (Sampson Low

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and Co.)—Miss Greenwood writes her "notes of travel," as she calls them, with some shrewdness, liveliness, and humour. She begins her journeyings in Chicago—Chicago, that is, as...