30 MAY 1868

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The debate was resumed on Thursday, but was marked by

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only two incidents. Colonel Sykes tried to get a second member for Aberdeen, which is bigger than Norwich ; but the House is so enraged with Aberdeen for always returning him,...

The favourite has again been defeated for the Derby. The

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filly Lady Elizabeth, belonging to the Marquis of Hastings, was believed certain to win, but on the course she would scarcely stir, and came in almost last. The race was won by...


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THE week has been marked by complete political torpor. The subject in the House of Commons has been the Scotch Reform Bill, and as the Scotch Members decided to obey Mr....

Mr. Disraeli gets his own way with this Parliament in

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all small matters. He has half beaten the Scotch Members even on the addition to their representation, and wholly beaten them on the question of payment of rates. In spite of...

King Theodore, it is stated, advised his captains to attack

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the British by night, but they declined, and descended to their deaths by daylight. had they obeyed, they would have had a new proof of the power which science can bring to bear...

M. Boutet, a French engineer, has laid a plan for

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bridging the Channel before the Emperor of the French, and the Times seems to believe that a tunnel is practicable, at a cost of about 10,000,000/. The plan has been laid down...

Monday's debate on the Scotch Reform Bill ended in a

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complete triumph for the Government. Mr. Gordon, the Lord Advocate, moved an amendment by which, as we understand him, any house- holder may be put on the rate-book, and, if he...

The President has been acquitted, the number of votes taken

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on the second and third articles showing only the same majority as before, 35 for his conviction against 19 for his acquittal, being one less than the required two-thirds'...

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Mr. Charles Buxton, M.P. for East Surrey, has written an

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admirable letter, — a letter admirable alike in courage, tone, and temper,—to a constituent who had remonstrated with him for giving 300/. to the Jamaica Committee to assist...

The House of Commons decided on Tuesday, by a vote

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of 76 to 72, on a motion brought forward by Mr. Labouchere, that it would in future vote the money required for the Diplomatic Service on a detailed estimate, instead of, as...

Mr. Disraeli has involved Lord Mayo,—who had hitherto been free

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from the arts of political intrigue,—in a not very credit- able attempt to disavow the proposals of his first speech this session on Irish policy, so far as they discovered an...

The division of yesterday week shows a less majority for

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Mr. Gladstone's Bill than was obtained in any debate on the Resolutions. His majority was only 54, whereas on the three previous divisions it had been 61, 58, and 63. The...

A pamphlet has appeared in Paris, called Peace through War,

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which has excited some attention, and is supposed by many to be a "feeler." Its author believes that France must summon Prussia to disarm, as a guarantee for peace ; that...

On Thursday night Mr. Bright burst out with an impatience,

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and almost passion which he has not exhibited for two years against the application of the English minorityprinciple,—i.e., the creation of a constituency with three members,...

The "eminent citizens" of Berlin gave a dinner on Thursday

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week to the German Customs' Parliament and Count von Bis- marck, to show their appreciation of commercial unity. The dinner was a good one, and cost 1,000/., the subscribers...

Lord Abingdon, the Lord-Lieutenant of Berks, a peer hither to

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unknown to political fame, has written an admirable letter in answer to a request addressed to him by Mr. Hugh lalamersley, of Pyrton Manor, Tetaworth, Oxfordshire, who had...

The New Zealanders seem to have been almost as much

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excited at the prospect of the visit from Prince Alfred, and as woebegone at the loss of their prospect, as if he had really been the mother country going to them in person. The...

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The House of Lords has referred Mr. Torrens' Bill for

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im prove- ing Artisans' and Labourers' dwelling-houses to a select committee, but appears willing to accept it. The second reading was proposed by Lord Chehnsford, who gave a...

The East Worcestershire election has resulted in the return of

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the Hon. Mr. Lyttelton,—the Liberal and Gladstonian candidate, —by a majority of about 100,—after a severe contest.

We learn that at a conference of artisans held recently

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at the rooms of the Society of Arts, under the presidency of Lord Lichfield, a "Workmen's Technical Education Com- mittee" was formed, for the purpose of promoting the adop-...

leading Foreign Bonds left Yesterday and on Friday week the

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off at the annexed quotations :— Friday, v 22. Friday, May 29. 9. Mexican Spanish ... „, Turkish 6 per Cents., 1855 United States Yesterday and on Friday week the left off...

A correspondent of the Telegraph, apparently a clergyman of the

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Church of England, says that he does not know "a more worthy creature " than Calcraft the hangman. He is a shoemaker by trade, worships in the writer's church, has a venerable...

The Fenian Michael Barrett, who was twice respited that the

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Government might examine into new evidence as to his identity, was nevertheless executed publicly on Tuesday, the new evidence in his favour turning out worthless. This is a...

The Principalship of King's College, London, has been conferred on

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Dr. Barry, the late Principal of an important provincial College, but the appointment does not seem to have been the best that might have been made. We have received one or two...

Mr. Maguire tried on Monday to raise a debate on

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the character of Mr. Murphy, the lecturer who is going about the North incit- ing people to attack Catholics. He wanted the Home Office to interfere. Mr. Hardy, in a sensible...

Great firmness has prevailed in the market for all Home

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Securities this week, and an important advance has taken place in the quotations. At one time, Consols, for money, were done at 95/ to 96; and for the 4th of June, 94/ ....

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THE ACQUITTAL OF THE PRESIDENT. M R. JOHNSON has been acquitted. Not quite two-thirds of the Senate think him guilty of "high crimes and mis- demeanours." The view which we...

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T HE waves have all gone down again. It is only a week since Mr. Disraeli was straining every nerve to guide the ship, and threatening, as a last resort, to beach his craft,...

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E VERY speech that Mr. Disraeli makes renders it more evident how thoroughly he intends to work his two cries at the approaching general election,—' Our Protestant Queen' and...

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R. LABOUCHERE, Member for Middlesex, proposed on 1 Tuesday that the salaries, pensions, and allowances of the Diplomatic Service should be voted in detail in the I Estimates. At...

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the current number of the Revue des Deux Mondes there I has appeared one of those exhaustive articles on questions of grave interest for which the French Fortnightly has a pecu-...

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A VERY great event has occurred this week in Austria. The Kaiser has signed the "Godless Bills," authorizing civil marriage, secular education, and proselytism, and has thus...

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CORRESPONDENT of singular ability,—if we except from Li that term the power to perceive what ability can do and what it cannot, — has set forth in another column his reasons...

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A RE we quite prepared to establish or sanction a grand Lottery, in which every man in the United Kingdom can take tickets of any amount, with the temptation of almost any...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, May 15, 1868. IMPEACHMENT has failed. For even should the vote to-morrow result in condemnation and consequent removal from...

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"SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Your last number contains a letter from "An Australian Cynic" commenting upon the exhibition of feeling shown in Australia after the attempt to assassinate...

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70 THE: EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Your language concerning the Bishop of Loudon is strong, if be only said that "from some cause or other, which we may divine, but which...

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THE ROYAL A.CADEMY.—[SEcossn Norscs:.] Mn. MiLsaus and Mr. Calderon each exhibits the picture presented by him to the Academy, according to custom, on his election as RA....

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MR. BARNES'S NEW POEMS. * MR. BARNES expresses in his preface a modest fear that he may have made a mistake in exchanging for a while his "Dorset mother tongue" for common...

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Osrm of the most curious features of this book is that it reads like Mr. Denison's reply on the whole case. The sneers in which it a- bounds are evidently based on points...

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LORD LYTTON'S ESSAYS.* WE learn from these three portly volumes

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what, indeed, we knew already, that Lord Lytton is a voluminous writer. In many other respects also the impressions which we have formed of hint from his novels are confirmed....

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work on military archaeology which to a great extent, though not wholly, supersedes Grose but he has given a title to the result of his labours which is likely to mislead. He...

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A Book about Boys. By A. R. Hope, anther of

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A Book about Dorninies. (Nimmo.)—This is a readable book, with which, indeed, we often disagree, which sometimes even moves to anger, but which we are never tempted to throw...

Continuity of Religious Development. By David Griffith. (Williams and Norgate.)—This

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is a volume of sermons preached to a Unitarian congregation in Tavistock. In the first of the series the author makes some sort of attempt to trace the growth of certain forms...

Fellowship : Letters addressed to My Sister Mourners. (Macmillan.)— Of

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this little book, which we are unwilling, and indeed unable to criticize, we will say only this—that it bears every mark of a genuine record of experience. We all know how...

English Seamen and Divers. By Alphonse Esquires. (Chapman and Hall.)—We

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regret to have to say of so friendly and intelligent an observer of our national life as M. Esquires that he shows a disposition to book-making. There is some sort of a...


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Bengal's Gnomon, to which has boon added a summary of the results of more recent orthodox criticism. The editors appear to have done their duty with judgment, and it is needless...

Scenes and Studies of Savage L. By Gilbert Malcolm Sproat.

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(Smith and Elder.)—This book is of a kind which we may almost say Englishmen only write. Other countries, indeed, send forth great tra- vellers; notably Germany does so ; but a...

Life's Pilgrimage. By Harriet Power. (Saunders and Otley.) Christian Experience.

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By Mrs. Mary Winslow. (Ilunt.)—Of these little books, written, apparently, from very different points of view, the critic gladly contents himself with saying that they are...

Engineering Facts and Figures for 1867. (Fullerton.)—This is a valuable

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record of discoveries and suggestions, which is in this instance the more important, because it includes an account of what was to be seen at the Paris Exhibition of last year....

The Friendships of Women. By W. R. Alger. (Roberts :

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Boston, U.S.)—Mr. Alger thinks that from a variety of causes the passion of love excites an undue interest in these days, while our social arrange- ments are ever making it more...

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Donald Roy. 3 vols. By the Author of the Curate

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of Sadbrooke. (Saunders, Otley, and Co.)—Early in the first volume a Scotch baronet fastens into the cabin of a sinking ship his niece, a young lady with basilisk eyes, whom be...