30 APRIL 1864

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The Conference met on Monday, and at once voted Lord

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Rus- sell its President, the only practical step which has yet transpired, and probably significant enough of the right feeling, the strong language, the weak action, and the...

The Prussians have advanced further into Jutland, and occupied Horsens

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on the Horsens Fiord, on the east coast ; the head-quarters are at Veile, and those of the Austrians at Kolding. It is said that the commander of the Danish troops in Jutland,...

Sir George Grey made an ominous statement last night in

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the House. He could not say when the Conference would re-assemble, and he could not state the ground of the adjournment, which looks very much as if the Conference had been...


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rillIE week has been dull and bleak, with cold airs both physical and moral from the east. We have been reading the details of the slaughter at Diippel with the feelings of a...

We call attention to the horrible account given by our

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special correspondent in New York of the massacre at Fort Pillow by the troops of the Confederate General Forrest. Six hundred men defended the fort, of whom only 200, it is...

On Wednesday the House of Commons discussed Mr. Newde- gate's

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Commutation of Church-rates Bill,—the principle of which is to make the Church-rate—at least up to the average of 2d. in the pound—a charge upon property, the occupier being...

The details of the fall of Diippel reached England on

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Monday, and, together with other facts hitherto withheld for prudential reasons, are most ably given in the letters of the correspondent of the Telegraph. The affair seems to...

On Thursday the Lord Chancellor's Bill for appropriating a Canonry

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to the Regius Professorship of Greek at Oxford was read a second time in the House of Lords,—but the real fight will come in committee. The Lord Chancellor triel to obviate-the...

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Garibaldi on leaving England published a farewell address, which is

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in fact not only one of thanks but of exhortation. He exhorts England to lend her aid to the oppressed nations, and to adopt the principle of the " solidarity " of peoples....

The actors in London proved still more clearly how difficult

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it is to enter rightly into the spirit of such an occasion, They had a dinner and speeches, and apparently a great deal of wine also, as the Record says that they said grace to...

On Monday last Mr. Justice Crompton charged the Grand Jury

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of Middlesex with reference to an indictment which was expected to be preferred in the notorious case of the Rappahannock. It will be recollected that agents of the Confederate...

The Shakespeare Celebration at Stratford-on-Avon appears to have been a

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dull affair, the Earl of Carlisle making, as usual, a passable and highly ornate speech on what he called the toast of his life—" The Memory of Shakespeare." He denominated...

On Friday week, too late for our last issue, Mr.

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Liddell made a very able speech on our relations with China, in moving a resolu- tion destined never to come to a division, as the House was counted out, "That further...

On Thursday night Mr. Peacock led an assault on the

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Govern- ment in the interest of the Confederates. A mess had been made . in the case of the Tuscaloosa at the Cape of Good Hope. The Tuscaloosa, formerly the Conrad, was a prize...

Of course all the German Powers have fallen into the

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mood of congratulation on the great victory of Diippel. The King of Prussia told the soldiers the regret of his "soldierly heart" that he could not share their danger and their...

At Primrose Hill the working classes made a procession to

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see Mr. Phelps plant an oak, which had been presented for the purpose by the Queen, and which was christened with water from the Avon, and called Shakespeare's Oak. Miss Eliza...

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London was astonished on Thursday to find in the columns

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of the Post an important announcement as to the disposal of the va- cant Garter transferred from "our contemporary the Owl " side by side with a clever jeu d'esprit on the...

The Home and Colonial Assurance Company have issued an amended

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prospectus. The proposed capital is 2,000,0001.; but the first issue will be confined to 20,000 shares. In addition to fire and life, the company will undertake marine risks.

The International Contract Company, with a capital of 4,000,000/., in

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80,000 shares of 50/. each, the first issue of which will consist of 40,000 shares, is also announced. The directors state that they have secured the active services of an...

At the Sanitary Fair in New York there is a

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great sale of cur:osities :—" The first bowie knife ever made by Colonel Bowie himself, and with - which he killed Dr. Wright at Nashville in 1838 ;" "a Yankee skull taken at...

On Saturday last Consols left off at 911 2- for

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money, and 911 1 for account. Yesterday the closing price for transfer was 91.; for time, 911 1. Russian scrip has advanced to 11 2 prem., but in the value of Mexican a fall to...

Friday, April 22. Friday, April 29.

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Greek 253 .. 241 Do. Coupons .. .. .. .. .. _ .. 11 t Mexican 4 , 1 .. 414 Spanish Pensive .• .. .. .. .. 853 .. 34 Do. Certificates— 121 Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858.. .. 69 ••...

The editor of the Record is dissatisfied with our statement

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last week that he is "unable to appreciate the meaning of his own assertiotis." As, however, he does not attempt to reconcile the denial in Which he persists with the passage...

The Humber Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company—capital 1,000,000/., in 200,000

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shares of 50/. each—has be en formed for purchasing and extending the well-known establishment of Messrs. Martin, Samuelson, and Co., of Hull. About 2,000 men are employed by...

The prospectus of the Eastern Exchange Bank, with a nominal

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capital of 2,000,000/., in 100,000 shares of 20/. each, has been issued. The head establishment will be at Liverpool, and it is proposed to have branches at Alexandria, Bombay,...

Archdeacon Denison has explained to the Bishop of London that

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he was not " solely " responsible for the report of the Committee of the Lower House of Convocation on "Essays and Reviews" which his Lordship criticized so severely in the...

In the House of Commons on Tuesday Mr. A. Mills

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raised a debate on the recent Act passed by the:Colonial Legislature for the confiscation of some of the land of the rebellious Maories, and the settlement thereon of settlers...

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T IERE is very little as yet known about the Conference,

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the German language and education upon the Danes, and except that Lord Russell presides over its deliberations, finally, full compensation for the losses of the war to be and...

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T HE military news from the United States has for some months been insignificant, and what little there has been this week is unfavourable to the North. The attack on Mobile has...

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r RE may be many opinions about the Shakespeare celebration last Saturday. Some may think that "an eminent tragedian" planting an oak at the foot of Primrose Hill is a noble and...

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W E have seldom read a more ignorant debate than that which was raised by Mr. A. Mills on Tuesday night in the House of Commons relative to the recent legislation in New...

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T would not be easy to find a better illustration of the uncertainty which surrounds almost every proposition of international law than that which, is disclosed by an applica-...

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LIVERYBODY is laying hands on some scrap or scraps of .E./ Shakespeare. Even Messrs. Moses and Son are found amongst the number of his admirers, and have issued a testimonial...

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T HE praises of Confederate generals have been sung abundantly on this side of the water, and some writers seem to be never tired of describing their opponents in terms so...

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A NEW family at last ! In the long roll of houses whose rise we have described there are many who owe their original greatness to trade, but among the political families of the...

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[Fnoar OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONCE/311 New York, April 16, 1864. THE steamer of to-day takes out news of a trifling disaster to what you call "the Federal" arms, which is raised to...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—Every Oxford Liberal will admit the force of the objection that has been raised to the proposed endowment of the Greek professorship. Two...

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THE GRMS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY. Rustouns have been prevalent for some days past that this, the ninety-sixth exhibition of the Royal Academy, would excel its predecessors of the...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—As an attorney I seize my quill at your call, but not for the purpose of doing the little that may be in my power towards defeating Lord...

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So barren is the Exhibition in Suffolk Street of works which make the human figure their chief ingredient, and so indifferent, for the most part, the quality of those which do,...

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LAURENCE BLOOMFIELD IN IRELAND.* Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland is both very pleasant poetry and very good social philosophy, odd as the combination of the two characteristics...

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AND HENRY VII.* THE process of extracting history from the diplomatic stores of the past which nowadays are shovelled forth in a wholesale manner is something like that of...

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Tim life of the military Nelson of England has at length bear written, and, on the whole, well written, by Mr. Wright, who has successfully carried through the task commenced...

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Miss NIGHTINGALE'S book is so good that it may be fairly said to owe its third edition to its own merits rather than to her name. It is the largest common sense about hospitals,...

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[FIRST NOTICE.] Tars little book is a truly valuable contribution to the curiosities of history, by a writer whose name vouches at once for its critical spirit and learning....

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Journal of the Workhouse Visiting Society. No. 28. 1864. (Long-

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man and Co.)—This pamphlet is published quarterly, and repre- sents the results of the experience of those who have devoted them- selves to a most useful work,—that of visiting...

The Technologist. March, 1864. Edited by P. L. Simmonds, F.S.S.

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(Kent and Co.)—The speciality of this monthly is the application of science to art, manufacture, and culture. Accordingly, we have two papers on the application of certain...

The King's Bell. By Richard Henry Stoddard. (Basil Montagu Pickering.)—The

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style of this poem reminds tho reader of the quaint, direct simplicity of Crabbe. There is the same frequent use of the Alexandrine and occasional baldness :— "No king of all...

The Midnight Sunrise and The Star of Hope. The Latin

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arranged and translated by the Rev. A. J. Ross ; music by G. C. Hamilton. (Cocks and Co.)—We are glad to see Mr. Ross going on with the good work he has commenced. The first of...

Hunting Tours. By Cecil. (Saunders, Otley, and Co.)—A glowing account

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of the different " crack " packs of hounds, much of the pedigree and powers of the dogs, and a good deal of flattery of all masters of hounds. "The name of Berkeley," we are...

The Intellectual Observer. January to March, 1864. A monthly journal

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of science is, as may be supposed, of a more popular character than even a Popular Science quarterly,—that is to say, the articles are more various 1.x• point of subject, and...

Bow to Play Billiards and Bagatelle (B. Blake, Family Herald

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Office). —The latest of the series of "Family BiraldHandy Books," which, hav- ing taught mankind how to carve, conducted them through chess to music, which last naturally...

The British Army Review. No. 5. March,1864. (Saunders, Otley, and

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Morgan.)—A little 12mo. pamphlet,—quite inoffensive,—but scarcely' very attractive to men in the position of officers in the army, to whom it seems to appeal. A work of this...

The Essenes, their History and Doctrines. By Christian D. Ginsburg,

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LL.D. (Longman and Co.)—This pamphlet is an expansion of the author's article on the same subject in Kitto's "Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature." Founding his views on the works...

A Smaller Latin Grammar. By the Rev. Edward Miller, M.A.

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(Long- man and Co.)—The author's "Elementary Latin Grammar" was so well executed that it became at once popular. He has now sent forth a condensation of it for beginners. It...

Instantaneous French Exercises. By Achille Albias, LL.B. Paris. (Longman and

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(Jo.)—Intended as a companion to the author's "How to Speak French," and called "Instantaneous" because if you will read page 21 of that work you can immediately write "easily...

awkspere and Anson. (John Russell Smith.)—The writer contends that every

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play of each of these two great poets after 1598 was a satire on the other of them. So extravagant a theory carries its own refutation with it, and regarded as a tour de force...

Poems — English and German. By Henry Blumberg. (Williams and Norgate.)—The author

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is a German, and probably the German portion of this volume may be bettor than the English. What can be meant by calling a beautiful woman "A sunny star in cloudless night, A...


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We sincerely regret that in our issue of the 16th inst. there appeared, by a curious accident that it would be useless to explain, a notice of an amusing burlesque called...