3 MARCH 1866

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It is remarkable that Mr. Lowe and Mr. Horsman, who

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have been plaguing the Government to the full extent of their power for three weeks back, both apologized for the Duke of Somerset, and put his conduct in the least unfavourable...

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Jamaica disturbances commenced

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their sittings on the 25th January. The late Governor, Mr. Eyre, was examined at length, and if Mr. Renter's express may be trusted, had absolutely nothing to say in proof of...

Mr. Gladstone gave notice on Thursday that on Monday week,

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the 12th inst., he would "call the attention of the House to so much of Her Majesty's gracious Speech as related to the constituencies of counties and boroughs, and move for...


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T HE incident of the week has been a freak of the Times. That journal, for reasons best known to itself, dislikes the Adminis- tration and detests Mr. Gladstone, and on...

The most interesting political engagement of the week took place

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in the House of Commons 'on Thursday night, on the subject of the conduct of the First Lord of the Admiralty (the Duke of Somerset) in aiding rather powerfully the Liberal...

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There has been a revolution in Roumania. On the 22nd

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ult. a body of troops, acting tinder the orders of the Satiate and Chamber of the united Principalities, expressed through a Ministry of which Prince Ghika is the head, entered...

The Bill enabling Her Majesty to prepare a new Constitution

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for Jamaica passed its third reading in the Commons on Wed- nesday—a day usually given up to theology, and probably selected because the ultimate object of the BM is to enforce...

The only deficiency Mr. Gladstone has shown as leader of

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the House of Commons is a deficiency of memory. On Thursday week he spoke of the Princess Helena as having been the "eldest un- married daughter of the Queen" at the time of the...

It is reported that the Queen desires to turn her

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daughter's betrothed, Prince Christian, into an English peer, but that the wish is opposed. We can see no objection to the husband of a British Princess who lives in England...

The usual debate on. the little Bill for abolishing the

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oaths qualifying Dissenters for certain municipal and other offices of the State took place in the House on Wednesday, and the second reading was carried against poor Mr....

In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. White moved

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a retrenchment resolution, in which he was skilful enough to intro- duce some former words used by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in a great speech on the same subject. There...

The argument employed by the Prussian Ministry to justify the

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closing of the Chambers is that the Lower House had passed unconstitutional resolutions. It is, however, believed in Berlin that the act was a sudden one, and caused by the...

The most noteworthy rumour of the day is that the

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relations between Berlin and Vienna are becoming "strained." Prussia has made, it is said, an offer of compensation in money for Holstein which Austria rejects, desiring the...

The Marquis of Ilartington, after his re-election for North Lancashire

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without a division, ramie a short address to his con- stituents. He defended strongly the suspension of Governor Eyre, "whose measures could only have been justified by the most...

The new writ has issued in the defeat of the

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Government candidate for Sunderland, Mr. Fenvrick, by a majority of 134 for Mr. Candlish, the Radical candidate, who said he was opposed to all ecclesiastical endowments. The...

Little new has occurred in Ireland during the week. The

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arrests continue, and include a good many soldiers both of the cavalry and the line, some militiamen, and two members of the constabulary. An impression is abroad that...

A telegram from India, dated the 25th ult., was received

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in London on the 26th ult., announcing that the Bhootan chief had surrendered our two Armstrong guns, and " the invading force would therefore return." It has therefore been...

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The cattle plague returns are as imperfect as usual, the

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inspectors being either lazy, stupid, or overworked, but they would seem to show that the disease has been almost stationary. The evidence as to the result of Mr. Worms'...

The shareholders of the Great Eastern Railway must he happy

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-people. Their shares by the latest accounts are worth less than :Spanish bonds, 38 to 41, and at the half-yearly meeting on Saturday :the new chairman- informed them that "if...

Mr. Crawford, member for the City of rondo* Seems to

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be as nmoh annoyed with the telegraph to India as everybody else is with the telegraph system at home. In a very pleasant and instructive speech he quoted instances of mistakes...

The pleadings in the Banda and Birwee case have ended,

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greatly to the disgust of counsel and relief of the rest of mankind. Dr. Lushington will take time to consider his judgment, and was on the final day very properly complimented...

The ancient gtade of Master in the Navy is, it

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seems, to be :suffered to die out. The Admiralty are so wearied by the Masters' -complaints about rank that they have decided to appoint only Lieutenants, who can rise like...

The leading British Railways left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Galedonian 114 14 .4 Great Eastern .. Great Northern Great Western., .. • • Do. West Midland, Oxford Lancashire and Yorkshire . • London and...

A prospectus has been issued of a company called the

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"Imperial Land Company of Marseilles," with a capital of 1,600,0001., in shares of 20/. each. The company has obtained possession of four or five properties in Marseilles, on...

We are informed that A. Lusk, Esq., M.P., Professor Fawcett,

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M.P., and Colonel G. Gruikshank have joined the Suburban Village Company as trustees.

Mr. Goschen made a Very able speech on the findings

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at Guild- on Monday. He commented on the great change of feeling from the jealousy and distrust of Government which prevailed for- merly when the Government was not the...

The Cons& market has been considerably depressed during the week,

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and prices have fallen fully one-half percent. On Saturday last the Three per Cents, left off at 87i, 1 for money, and 871, 1 for acceunt. Yesterday the official closing...

In France a dead body must be belied within twenty-four

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lours of decease, and a petition has recently been presented to the Senate praying that the time shoidd be enlarged to forty-eight hours. Cardinal Bonnet supported the petition,...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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ea Friday week were Friday, Feb. 23. Friday, March 2. .. .4 .. 14 — •• •• 00 -•• --- . • . 0 44 23 23j •• •• •• .. I. •• .• •• • •• 1.41 1.4 CR 69 97 .. 21 16 1 .. un...

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Tffil WEAKNESS OF THE MINISTRY. MHE story of Earl Russell's resignation so unfairly set afloat by the Times on Wednesday would not have produced the effect it did, but for a...

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A MERICA does great things, but is too apt to say small 1 - 1 and silly ones. This is certainly, we fear, the case with the great oration of Mr. Bancroft before the House of...

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- tuf THIERS has made a great effort to place himself and In s those whom he represents in a tenable position. Ever since the decree of November, 1852, which restored partial...

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THE LATEST COUP D'ETAT. T HE European Tribunal, powerless everywhere else,

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retains its authority in Turkey, and a most dangerous incident has therefore passed off without a war. Englishmen, who never un- derstand foreign politics, unless their own...

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THE Pall Mall Gazette has set itself, avowedly in reply to the Spectator, to defend the Philistine theory of govern- ing Ireland—the theory, that is, of the average British ten-...

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A N accurate and scientific description of the Irishman is as difficult to get at as was for a long time an accurate and scientific description of the Dodo. Novelists and poets,...

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'T HAT curious power of Mr. John Parry's over the lines of ex- pression of -his own face, by which he makes us believe * directly his entertainment is over, that, thottgh we...

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TAMES BUTLER, the restored Earl of Ormonde, made Ire- ei land his residence for the next succeeding years. In 1684 the young nobleman came into collision with the haughty...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, February 9, 1866. WELL, we have at last received the French Emperor's intimation that he purposes withdrawing his troops from...

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DR. NEWMAN'S cATHoLrersm.* IT is not perhaps very difficult to understand the drift of a remark made by a recent sceptical essayist, that the delicacies, the nuances, the...

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MIS is a book, the sincerity and earnestness of which no one can mistake, and showing very considerable power as well. It is founded, the author (or authoress) tells us, on...

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SEE-SAW.*' It is a matter of such rare occurrence to

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find a novel purperting to be written by one gentleman and' edited by another, that we are forced to stop at the very title-page of thin-book and wonder What it means. Of...

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THEME is a power which defies analysis, which we all like the better because it does so, and Mr. Baokland possesses it. He disarms criticism, goes through the world with his...

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Britton. The French text carefully revised, with an English Trans- lation, Introduction, and Notes. By F. M. Nichols, M.A., Barrister-at- Law, formerly Fellow of VVadham...

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Snooded Tessaline ; or, the Honour of a House. By

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Mrs. T. K. Hervey. 3 vols. (Saunders and Otley.)—The difficulty of making either head or tale of this novel is a serious drawback to the reader's enjoyment of some parts of it....

The Contemporary Review. No. 3. March. (Strahan.)—This ably conducted review

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continues to reserve its energies for theological and ecclesiastical subjects, and to display, we are happy to find, in dealing with them the moderation and discrimination that...

Theology and Life. Sermons chiefly on special occasions. By E.

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H. Phimptre, M.A. (Strahan.)—Mr. Plumptre's sermons may very fairly be described in the words of the dedication to the Bishop of London, as "In harmony with the spirit of...

The Leisure Hour. 1865. (Paternoster Row and Piccadilly.)—We do not

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know a better pennyworth than a number of the Leisure Hour, if it is only for the sake of the engravings. These are excellently done ; we have looked through the whole volume,...

The Young Englishwoman. Vol IL (July—December), 1865. (l3eeton.) With Fashion

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Plates and Needlework Patterns.—The editor of this cheap periodical continues to do his best to elevate the tone and refine the manners of the fair subscribers who assiduously...

A Latin - English Dictionary, for the Use of Junior Students. Abridged

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from the larger work of White and Riddle. By the Rev. J. T. White, ALA. (Longmans.)—We suppose that as White and Riddle's larger work is now generally held to be the standard...

Chambers's Journal. 1865. (London and Edinburgh.)—We have a debt of

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gratitude of old standing to pay to this excellent publication. Hot youth in our past days was much repressed and depressed by literature of an improving but very dry character;...

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atriet the Light of the World. By C. J. Vaughan,

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D.D. (Strahan.)-- It it hed fallen to our lot to hear the sermons contained in this volume in the ordinary course of the parochial dispensation, we should have telt that we-had...

A Catalogue of the Original Works of John Wyclif. By

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W. W: Shirley, D.D. (Macmillan, the Clarendon Press.)—" The object or this little volume," says the Regius Professor, "is to collect infor- mation. If any reader should be able...

Christian Drift of Cambridge Work. By T. Worsley, D.D., Master

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of Downing College. (Macmillan.) — Dr. Worsley writes as Queen Elizabeth danced, "high and composedly." His thoughts are dressed in a stiff brocade of words heavy with antique...

Onunan Sense. A novel. By Mrs. C. J. Newby. 3

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vols. (Newby.) —Second Edition. Oue really can read this story from beginning to end with satisfaction, which is more than one can always say for the works that issue from Mr....