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The Comte de Chambord appears to have finally renounced the

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throne of France. In answer to M. Lucien Brun, an old Legitimist, the Comte de Chambord replied that he "was not a candidate for Royalty, but a principle of Government." If...

If the Standard's special correspondent can be trusted, Don Carlos

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issued on the 23rd inst., in the form of a letter to his brother, a manifesto of great importance. It is written by some one who wields a pen of a very different calibre from...


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Times hints that the Reconstruction is incomplete, that Mr. Monsen is to retire from the Postmaster-Generalship, that Mr. Ayrton ought to succeed him, that the Duke of Argyll...

The Government has decided, as we stated a fortnight since,

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on finally destroying the Ashantee power. Captain Glover has already sailed to commence the organisation of the native force, and will be followed by twenty picked officers, who...

As we remarked last week, the importance of Mr. Gladstone's

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speech at Hawarden has been grossly exaggerated. It was a private address to friends and neighbours, and its whole meaning was to explain that as four-fifths of Hawarden was...

The Numancia, a 5,000-ton ironclad, has got out of Carthagena

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with a scratch crew of some sort, and will, it is reported, extort money and provisions from the cities on the coast, Alicante being the first. If its demands are not complied...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Scotsman reports a most important discovery in telegraphy, which

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enables the operator to send two messages in opposite directions through the cable at once. It has been actually used on a section of the Eastern Telegraphs' line, between...

The Emigration returns of last year showed that England exported

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300,000 persons, 80,000 of whom were foreigners, and all intend to settle in some English-speaking country, perhaps the most astounding testimony to the value of the...

The Parisians have had an early lesson on the evils

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of Protection. M. Thiers, true to his theory that there is a rightful price for corn, insisted on a surtax being placed upon its import, which, as bread was tolerably cheap, did...

Mr. J. Stapleton, Member for Berwick-on-Tweed, has delivered a lecture

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to his constituents on the price of labour. His points were, that the prosperity of the labourer benefits every class of society, the higher class more especially, as...

It is stated—we imagine, on very little authority—that the city

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of Geneva will be permitted to inherit the wealth left by the Duke of Brunswick in Germany, and will thus obtain from five to eight millions sterling. It is more probable, as...

We are assured on excellent authority that we, and a

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large proportion of the Press, have done an injustice to the Purchase Officers in complaining of their 2,245 petitions for inquiry. A regular Circular, we are told, was issued,...

S. Castelar, on his re-election as President of the Cortes,

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has made a brilliant speech, in which he says he postpones Federalism. With all nations drawing their bonds closer, 'Spain must not be dis- united. There is need for much...

The siege of Carthagena itself does not appear to advance.

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Admiral Lobo, with three wooden vessels, cannot risk the fire from the forts, while the Republican army still remains about twelve miles off, waiting for heavier artillery. The...

The Times of yesterday has a curiously powerful article on

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the fate of the Panthay kingdom, in Western China. The Sultan's capital, Talifoo, was a city strongly fortified, and surrounded at a distance of 30 (?) miles by another line of...

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The Athenvon has commenced the publication of a series of

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letters from Edmond About, the first of which has ap- peared, but has been spoiled in the writing by a duel with M. Herve. We notice the letters, because we believe almost the...

The Indian Tenant-Right riots have extended to Bograh, so that

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five counties are now in insurrection against the landlords, and we note a very significant feature in the affair. Lord North- brook has endorsed Sir G. Campbell's...

The Times reports that the Pope in a recent - Cot:16story created

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no less than thirty cardinals, whose names are to be kept secret until he expires, but who are known to the Conclave, and would be summoned to any new election. The report is...

The Editor of the Fortnightly has a perfect right to

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attack the - views of this journal, but he should not misrepresent them. Over and over again, in his second and very brilliant article on National Education, he uses a phrase...

Geneva as a city appears to have seceded from the

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Catholic Church. The Grand Council has formally passed the Bill fce the organisation of Catholic worship by 63 to 7. The three cures will henceforward be elected by the people,...

Montgomery, the Sub-Inspector of Irish Constabulary, who murdered Mr. Glasse,

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the Bank Manager, at Newtown Stewart, some two years ago, was hanged at Omagh Gaol on Tuesday. His crime was utterly without excuse, and was clearly planned with a fiendish...

The trial of the four American forgers, Macdonnell, two Bidwells,

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and Noyes, ended on Tuesday in a verdict of guilty, and a sentence of penal servitude for life, a sentence much worse than death, and only excusable on the ground that all such...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921.

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THE POLITICAL BEWILDERMENT OF THE HOUR. AV E begin to doubt the prudence of the Government in concealing all its plans till October, for meantime all parties are disorganised,...

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W E have been accustomed to credit the Scotch, and especi- ally the working people of Scotland, with a practical shrewdness of sense, and a measure of natural and trained...


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I T is difficult to imagine a scene more dramatic than that which is now being enacted at Carthagena, and described almost daily by the Times, which, with its old luck, has...

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I S it quite so certain that Prince Bismarck's genial but menacing frankness towards Herr Kryger, the Member for North Schleswig, was intended only to warn him that all claim....

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A GREAT movement, which De Tocqueville predicted, and General Grant is said to approve, is, it is alleged, com- mencing in the United States. The Negroes are moving, without...

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T HE world is well rid of Thomas Hartley Montgomery, who was hanged on Tuesday last at Omagh for a murder which every one must admit to have been "of the first degree." The...

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f R. MATTHEW ARNOLD, who is fond of illustrating deep AI truth by every-day fact, will probably have discerned in the proceedings at the Old Bailey which closed with the...

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AATITHIN the last few years china-collecting has become a far V more serious business than ever it was in the eighteenth cen- tury. Connoisseurs are no longer content with the...

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THE " DISESTABLISHED " CHURCH OF IRELAND. [TO TRH EDITOR Or TRE “SPRCTA.TOR:1 Sin,—I have just read in the Spectator of the 23rd inst. Mr. J. J. Murphy's letter, which I...

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[TO THII EDITOR OF TRH " EPROTATOR.1 Sin,—It may seem superfluous in another layman to step in between "A Layman" and Mr. Ll. Davies, but as one who himself entertained some...

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Ere THE EDITOR OF THE 'SPECTATOR.] you allow me to ask Mr. Hughes how he expects his proposed law prohibiting married women from earning more than half-wages in all our factory...


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SIR,—Your correspondent " S." is quite correct in saying that Sitnms and Macintyre published Mr. G. R. Porter's translation of Bastiat's Sophismes Economiques " ; but it was...


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A HUMAN AQUARIUM.* TILE anonymous volume which we now introduce to the notice of our readers is very thin, as well in its literary contents as in its material compass. Like the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Stit,—As a layman residing in Natal, will you allow me to point out some of the hardships which the recent refusal of the Privy Council to...


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SIR,—"A Layman," who objects to Mr. Davies's view of the Fourth Commandment, seems virtually to concede the point at issue, when he speaks of the beneficent energy of...

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WE wish it were not almost too late in the year for a notice of this little book to decide some wavering, proposing tourist to go to Norway. It certainly would have decided us,...

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this work was published in America in the year 1851. Originally intended for readers in the United States only, it contains many details which, however interesting to the...

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THE EARL'S PROMISE.* MRS. RIDDELL has done nothing so good

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as this novel since George Geith; and in certain respects—always excepting Beryl Molozane, the one new being whom Mrs. Riddell has created —The Earl's Promise is better than...

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GUTTA-PERCHA WILLIE.* Tits cleverest child we know assures us she

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has read this story through five times. Mr. Macdonald will, we are convinced, accept that verdict upon his little work as final. We confess it took us somewhat by surprise, and...

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The Early History of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. (Her Majesty's Stationery Office.)—This is a volume of papers drawn from the archives of Chelsea Hospital, and put together...

The Trial of Sir Jasper: a Temperance Tale in Verse.

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By S. C. Hall, F.S.A. (Virtue and Co.)—This is the best of the many stories which have been written, in prose and in verse, on the terrible subject of drink. Temperance...

Miranda ; a Midsummer Madness, By Mortimer Coliins. (Henry S.

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King and Co.)—Mr. Mortimer Collins has apparently set himself, as a task, the complete destruction of the fair amount of reputation which he has made. He has succeeded very...

St. John Nepomucen. By A. II. Wratislaw, MA. (Bell and

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Daddy.) —The great Bohemian saint whom the Society of Jesus has elected its patron, under, of course, the Divine Person whose name it bears, has found biographers of the usual...

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The Clematis as a Garden Flower. By Thomas Moore and

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George Jackman. (Murray.)—This monograph on the Clematis—a good-sized octavo of about 150 pages—is one of those curious little indications which are always coming out of...

The Romance of Astronomy. By R. Kalley Miller. (Macmillan.)— We

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always welcome books, written by men so competent as Mr. Miller, on a subject of inexhaustible interest. Mr. Proctor and Mr. Lockyer keep us well supplied with capital reading,...

Sick and in Prison. (Boll and Daldy.)—This is a little

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book about workhouses, by one who has spent much time and strength in making herself acquainted with them, and the poor creatures who live in them. There are some frightful...

Love in the Nineteenth Century. By Harriet W. Preston. (Boston,

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U.S., Roberts.)—Miss Preston, whose admirable translation of Mistral's poem of "Mireio" we had the pleasure of reviewing some little time ago, has given us an agreeable little...