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The Duke of Cambridge has finally passed judgment upon the

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Simla scandal. In a well written but excessively lengthy despatch his Royal Highness decides that the extra duties performed by aides- de-camp in India cannot be considered...

The great debate in the Lords on Redistribution cants , off

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on Thursday, when Earl Grey proposed to limit the twelve boroughs between 10,000 and 12,000 to one member, and so group boroughs under 5,000 as to gain eleven seats, making...

The Ultramontanes h we sustained another great defeat. Austria has

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been regarded as their stronghold, but on 26th July Dr. Herbst brought forward a motion in the Reichsrath avowedly intended to abolish the Concordat. It authorizes civil...

It is quite clear that the Court of Vienna is

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ardently anxious to conciliate that of Paris. The Emperor and Empress of the French have been invited to meet the Emperor and Empress of Austria at Salzburg, the italicized word...

This trial is exactly one of those cases in which

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the deci- sion of the ultimate judge must, amid the confusion of opinions, be taken as final ; but we must observe that the Duke of Cam- bridge appears to us harsh both to...


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T HE debate in the Lords on the Reform Bill practically ended on Thursday night, when Lord Derby announced that he would have no tampering with his Redistribution scheme, and...

Lord Halifax on Monday introduced his resolution affirming , the wish

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of the Lords for further redistribution. He took advan- tage of his opportunity to express, as a man who had contested fifteen elections, his perfect contentment with Household...

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The next important division was on Tuesday, on a motion

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by Lord Grey to resuscitate the Compounder, which was of course rejected by 148 to 4:3, and the next on Lord Cairns' plan for the representation of minorities? This was unfoldel...

Mr. Crawford on Thursday brought on a mail-packet discussion which

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brought out two important facts. The Government have decided as soon as the Mont Cenis Railway is open to send the Indian mail express via Brindisi hoping to gain thirty - four...

The Times reviews the legislation of the session on the

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water • supply of London. The statements are favourable to the Companies, but it is manifestly clear that some progress has been made of late. The Companies that take their...

The Lords on Monday night made one small but trouble-

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some change in the Reform Bill. Lord Cairns proposed, in a short speech absolutely devoid of reasons, to raise the lodger franchise from 10/. to 15/., thus disfranchising all...

M. de Persigny wound up the session of the French

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Senate with a noteworthy speech. According to him, people mistake the meaning of the Emperor's "responsibility." He is respon- sible, to be sure, but his responsibility is like...

The Tailors' strike has reached a new phase. The 2,500

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men now on strike have agreed to waive for the present the particular question on which they struck—the uniform time log ; and now simply ask for the settlement of that and...

Lord Lyttelton's amusing amendment on the Reform Bill, refusing the

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franchise to everybody who cannot write legibly, was, of course, withdrawn without a division. It was, in fact, condemned before it was proposed, the clerk being totally unable...

It appears to be understood on all sides that the

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India House is arranging for an expedition to Abyssinia, to be carried out should Theodore refuse to surrender his British captives. It will be organized by the Bombay...

Mr. Grantley Berkeley has been making a " Conservative" speech

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to the electors of West Gloucestershire. They were very angry at Mr. Somerset's victory, and made a great noise, whereupon Mr. Grantley Berkeley told them in the same breath...

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Lord Cairns succeeded on Monday in giving votes to the

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Under- graduates of Oxford and Cambridge for the borough elections. The innovation is considered a Tory triumph, but it will do the party little good. In Oxford it will not...

The French have, it is said, conquered three more of

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the provinces of Cochin China,—three in the West. They intend apparently to take the whole Peninsula, and if they do will want Siam also, for the sake of revenue. The valley of...

The Sultan having visited the City during the Lord Mayoralty

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of Mr. Thomas Gabriel, he has been created a Baronet. The Sheriffs, Aldermen Waterlow and Lyeett, have been knighted at the same time and for the same reason, and Alderman Rose...

The Czar has this week abolished a strange custom recently

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described by our Russian correspondent. The cure of souls in Russia has for centuries been hereditary. The son of a priest becomes a priest, or if he has only daughters, the...

The new Reconstruction Bill, placing the South under the Northern

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Generals, and suspending the power of the President to interfere with officers so employed, was passed over his veto by immense majorities, 30 votes to 6 in the Senate, and 100...

Mr. Fawcett was on Wednesday obliged to withdraw his Bill

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for the regulation of gangs employed in field labour. The farmera are at heart opposed to interference, and the squires, who obey them, seized on the compulsory clauses of the...

Sir Stafford .Northeote has published his decision on the Orissa

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report. It is just like Sir Stafford Northcote, very sensible, very official, and very tame. The Viceroy is blamed, Sir Cecil Beadon is blamed, the Board of Revenue is blamed,...

A strange case of conflicting evidence as to a murder

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was opened at Maidstone on Thursday. A woman had been out-. raged and murdered, and some time after a witness swears that she saw the prisoner, a tramp, with the deceased, near...

The French and Prussian journals are quarrelling merrily • oVer

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their international relations. A report had been spread that the French Government had forwarded a despatch to Berlin ad- vecating the claim of Denmark to North Schleswig. This...

Mexican Spanish Passives ..

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Do. Certificates .. Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858 1862 United States 5.20's .. • • • . • • Friday, • NO July 20. 15} 211 16 56 1 57 721 Friday, August 2. 151 211 • 161 531 57 721

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Friday, July 26. Friday, A arist 2. Great Eastern.. •. • . Great Northern • • • 1 • • • • • . • • 26 112 •• .. 2 ..1 112 Great Western.,...

The dealings in National Stock have been only moderate, yet

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prices have ruled tolerably firm. On Monday, Consols for money were 93i, 94; ditto for the New Account, 94*. Yesterday, Consols for transfer left off at 94 to 94*, and the same...

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THE LAST DEFEAT OF ROHE. NOTHEB and a terrible blow has this week fallen upon 11. the Papacy, a blow which will affect its authority more directly than the series of reverses...

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THE LORDS' IDEAS. HE Peers would have improved the Reform

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Bill if they could, but the Tory Cabinet was resolved on establishing pure Democracy. That is, we believe, the judgment which the future historian will pass upon the conduct of...

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THE RAILWAY REFORM MIL. T HE Lords have spoilt the Railway

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Reform Bill. They have struck out the only compulsory clause, and may as well strike out the remainder, for any good the reform will do. The essential principle of the Bill was...

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O UR national habit of self-depreciation, which sometimes serves us so well, works mischief in one department of the State. Everybody admits the disorganization of our Military...

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Mr. Coleridge's Bill in the House of Lords is a favourable omen for its passing at no very distant date. That it should have reached the Lords at all is a cheer- ing sign, for...

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T T is almost always worth while for politicians to notice what Mr. Congreve writes. There is not much danger of Comtism becoming a creed in England, though some of M. Comte's...

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M UCH criticism has naturally arisen on the publication of his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge's despatch to Sir William Mansfield, and opinions have been most conflicting...

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XXXVI.—BERKSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE, AND BUCKINGHAM- SHIRE :-EARLY HISTORY. B EYOND the fact that Keltic tribes inhabited this Province when the Romans first came into communication...

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[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] MELBOURNE begins to be hot in December, and whenever one or the periodical hot winds from the north is blowing it is simply intolerable. At Sydney and at...

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MISS TERRY'S RETIREMENT. AgriNG is, as we believe, one of the Fine Arts most worthy to he studied and practised. It is also the one which in Eng- land is the least understood....

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The nines of 17th July contains the following startling query :—" Can an adulterous connection become a matrimonial one, even in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—As I have lately been in Crete, and seen with my own eyes what is there going forward, I feel anxious to record my ear- nest...

B 0 0 K-S.

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'1'HE QUEEN'S BOOK.* WHOEVER advised the Queen to publish this book understood the English people. It will, we believe, tend greatly to reinvi- gorate Her Majesty's popularity,...

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Mn. ELLIS is favourably known, not in the Missionary world only, but to an even larger public. His Polynesian Researches have long been a standard book, partly owing to their...

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_ " VALERIUS'S " METRICAL EXPERIMENTS.* Ir has been assiduously

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impressed on the public that English hexameters and the imitation of classical metres generally are subjects already exploded and worn out by experiments, begin- ning in the...

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MORLEY'S ENGLISH WRITERS.* MR. MonLEY seems to gain strength as

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he advances in his history of English literature, and the present volume is more finished and workmanlike than the first. Altogether we are inclined to rate its merits very...

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The Odes, Epodes, Carmen Seculare, and the First Satire of Horace Translated into English Verse. By Christopher Hughes. (Longmans.) —What has induced Mr. Hughes to publish this...

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companions in the same volume, are pretty, well told, touching

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tales; the former showing that even , an invalid's life need never from that reason be useless or aimless. Several of the shorter ones also tend to the same end, whilst the...

Sermons Preached to English Congregations in India. By George Edward

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Lynch Cotton, D.D., Lord Bishop of Calcutta. (Macmillan.)— The sermons are models of what sermons should be, not only on account of their practical teaching, but also with...

Gills and Light. Church Verses. By A. M. Morgan, M.A.

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(Masters.)— This small and modest volume is composed of various poems on the seasons of the Church, some of which have been published already, in three different Lyrce. To these...

The Congregational Psalmist. Compressed Score Edition. Edited by the Rev.

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Henry Allen and Henry John Gauntlett, Mus. Dec. (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—The days of Tate and Brady are numbered. Long measure, short measure, and common measure no...

The Irish Reformation; or, the Alleged Conversion of the Dish

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Bishops at the Accession of Queen Elizabeth, and the assumed Descent of the Pre- sent Established Hierarchy in Ireland from the Ancient Irish Church- Disproved. By W. Mariere...

The Young Man Setting Out in Life. Four Addresses. By

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William Guest, F.G.S. (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—The subjects of these four addresses are " Life ; how will you use it ?" "Sceptical Doubts ; how you may solve them ;"...

Six Lectures on Harmony. By G. A. Macfarren. (Longmans.)—The lectures

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which compose this volume were delivered at the Royal Insti- tution to a mixed audience, and in the face of an inexorabla clock. Mr._ Macfarren apologizes for the incomplete...