31 OCTOBER 1874

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Prince Jerome Napoleon, having been rejected for the Council- General

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of Corsita by the electors of Ajaccio, through the influ- ence of the Prince Imperial, has addressed them a letter in which he breaks finally with the elder branch. He says the...

Lord Malmesbury is generally thought to be one of the

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political, or rather, official straws which show which way the wind blows. If so, the prospect that our Conservative City Member, Mr. Twells, will soon have the desire of his...

The correspondence between Count Arnim and Herr von Billow, Prince

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Bismarck's second in command at the German Foreign Office, has been published by the New York Herald, and through the New York litrald it has reached the English daily journals....

The Emperor opened the German Parliament on the 29th in

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a speech of some length. He told the Members that they have to pass a code of civil procedure for all Germany, to reorganise the Landsturm, to increase the control over the...


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I T seems to be still doubtful if the person who has been delivered up by Scindiah is the Nana of Bithoor. He looks too young by ten years. Dr. Tresidder, a specially...

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

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Sir Hercules Robinson appears to have acted with great promptitude

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and decision in Fiji—a colony, by the way, that wants a name, and may just as well be called "New Carnarvon." He was only a fortnight these, and in that time he received the...

It is stated that so long ago as 1865 M.

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Thiers had regarded the restoration of Monarchy as impossible in France. He said to M. Madier, now the Republican candidate for the Dr6me, that his ideal had always been the...

Mr. Clare Read made an important speech to the Norfolk

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Chamber of Agriculture on Saturday. There had been a dis- cussion on roads, and the Chamber voted, by 22 to 5, that a County Council ought to decide what roads were public and...

The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol is much exercised in

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his mind by the proposal to reform Convocation. In his Visitation -Charge at Chippenham on Tuesday, he argued that any hundred laymen who might be introduced into Convocation...

A deputation from the Metropolitan Municipal Association, headed by Lord

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Elcho, and accompanied by the Duke of West- minster, waited, on Wednesday, on the Home Saretary. They . presented "Lord Elcho's Bill," which spreads the authority of the City...

Mr. Osborne Morgan (M.P. for Denbighshire), and Mr. Mather Jackson

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(M.P. for Coventry), both of them staunch and hearty Liberals, are convinced from different points of view that the Pub- lic Worship Regulation Act has struck a sharp blow at...

Of the political aspects of Sir Henry James's speech at

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Taunton on Tuesday, which was a model Of skill and fence in its way, we have said quite enough in another column. Of its literary ability we need only give the following...

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The American Correspondent of the Times states that the total

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result of the October Elections has been to decrease the Republi- oan majority in the House of Representatives by 13 votes, count- ing 26 on a division, to extinguish the...

A very curious fact comes out in the Judicial statistics

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of 1873. It is well known that Ireland, apart from its perennial agrarian difficulties, some drunkenness, and great laxity in punishing murder, is singularly free from crime....

We have just received from Canon Trevor a long and

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clever letter, which will be found elsewhere. It comes too late for any careful criticism, and perhaps does not need it, for Canon Trevor proves too much. He gives up...

We doubt whether American Editors will take much out of

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" interviewing " Mr. Forster. The New York Herald attempted it on the 11th October, but, on the whole, the catechism to which the interviewer subjected Mr. Forster did not...

The proceedings of the Conference at Brussels on the usages

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of - war have been published in the London Gazette, but as they are not binding on anybody, they are of little interest. The only really humane proposal, that of prohibiting the...

Professor Tyndall lectured at Manchester on Wednesday, on Crystalline and

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Molecular Force, and took the opportunity of some concluding remarks to distinguish his religious Agnosticism from Atheism :—" He had, not sometimes, but often in the spring-...

Dr. Appleton's elaborate proposals for the Endowment of Research, made

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in last week's issue of this journal, deserve the careful attention of scientific men. Our own difficulty in criti- cising them for tne present is this,—that we are hardly...

Consols were on Friday 92-k-93.

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S IR HENRY JAMES an impressive and eloquent speaker, but i certainly he has not forgotten the precept to com- bine the wisdom of the serpent with the harmlessness of the dove....


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PRINCE JEROME NAPOLEON'S BID. O NLY one event could make a manifesto by Prince Napoleon of importance to, the world, but then that one would make it so very important that his...

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N OTHING can be clearer now than that the German Government has been dealing in an unusual manner,— a manner betraying to the public undue excitement, anxiety, and...

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M R. CLARE READ, though a most efficient public servant, perhaps the most efficient among the Under-Secretaries chosen by the Tory Cabinet, has scarcely yet appreciated the...

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T HE best reason for pressing Mr. Cross to rearrange the Government of London is that he can do it. The moment of least resistance, which always comes in politics, would appear...

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MHE Canton of Zurich is afflicted with an impossible Consti- tution,—impossible, that is to say, according to all ap- proved theories of political and economic science. It has...

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B Y far the best argument for supposing that the person surrendered by Scindiah is the Nana, is that Scindiah surrendered him. It is not a conclusive one, for Scindiah may have...

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By Government permission.] [From the middle of the 4th month. ASSAULT OF ARMS! Carried on on the site of the former Osumi yashiki,* adjoining the Rei-E-Men Street, on the...

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TES Deux Orphelines" is a coarse drama, admirably con- A 1 structed. The dialogue is poor, the sentiment is clap- trap, the situations are effective, the characters are types,...

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rE object of helping Prisoners at the moment when they are et free is plainly to prevent them from returning to prison, or from becoming a burden upon the country by receiving...

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CHURCH LAY REPRESENTATION. (TO THE EnrrOa OF THE"SPECTATOR."] Sre,—Allow me to assure you that I have not seen the article yore refer to in the Edinburgh Review ; whatever...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THR SPECTATOR:] Sin,—I have dreamed a

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dream ; and I suspect the Spectator has been the cause of it. My dream was not of splendid palaces, or of any mere earthly glory. It was something far grander and nobler,—a...


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OF THE "spzczaroa. - i Sin,—My original assertion respecting the oath which our Kings or Queens must take is no longer "startling " to "An East-End Rector, " but is confirmed by...

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MR. Mil .L'S ESSAYS ON RELIGION.* IT is a little hard on Mr. John Stuart Mill that the school which Once treated him as an oracle, now turns round on him, because he has in many...

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A MORE striking proof of the truth of Goethe's well-known words, "Em politisch Lied, em n garstig Lied," could hardly be found than in the three volumes of Auerbach's latest...

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION.* THE approaching industrial decline of England has lately

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been signalised by Mr. Greg, in his self-chosen part of Cassandra, as a great national danger,—a rock ahead in the direct course of the vessel of the State. He supports that...

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JONAS LIE.* Ix 1868 there appeared among the announcements of

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a leading publishing house in Copenhagen a book, bearing the title of Den Fremsynte, or, "The Man with the Second Sight,—Pictures from Nordland," by Jonas Lie. This name was...

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IT is curious to note the new forms in which the old difficulties and the old attempts at solutions of them, which have presented them- selves to religious thought in every age,...

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THE rhapsody which under the above title has been given to the public by the Count de Medina Pomar may be fitly described as a spiritist romance, having been written appar-...

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The Prayer-Book, with Scripture Proofs and Historical Notes. By A.

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Theodore Wirgman. (Bemrose.)—This is a little manual containing some useful information and some doubtful opinions, compiled in the interest of sacerdotal views not of the...


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History of Greece. By Dr. Ernst Curtin. Translated by Adolphus W. Ward. Vol. V. (Bentley.)—It is a great regret to those who have followed the course of Dr. Curtius's singularly...

Crushed beneath his Idol. By C. A. Sampson. (Tinsley Brothers.)—

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The personation of an individual by his illegitimate brother who strikingly resembles him, so successfully as to deceive everybody, and to enable the impostor to take an...

P. Ovidii Nasonis Heroicles XIV. Edited by Arthur Palmer, MA-

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(Longmans.)—We welcome this careful and scholarly edition of the Heroides the more gladly, because it comes from Trinity College, Dub- lin, and helps to do away the reproach...

Some Time in Ireland. (London : Henry S. King and

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Co.)—This is a curious rigmarole, written nominally, and we should think really, by some old lady who remembers vividly her youth in Ireland. It begins at the beginning—in the...

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The Dialect of Cumberland. By Robert Ferguson. (Williams and Norgate.) — Labourers

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like Mr. Ferguson well deserve the praise for which it must be supposed they chiefly work. These painstaking re- searches into English dialects give results of which it is not...

Cicely. By Ennis Graham. (Tinsley Brothers.)—Though it is to be

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wished, yet it is not to be expected that authors should steadily improve, and that each book should be somewhat bettor than the last, and therefore we are not much troubled...