3 OCTOBER 1868

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Mr. Bright has succeeded, in the most innocent manner in

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the world, in more than neutralizing the effect of Mr. J. S. Mill's very injudicious and unexpected 10!. testimonial to Mr. Bradlaugh's (" Iconoclast's ") claims as candidate...

The Royalist Generals, Cheste from Catalonia, and Calonge from Burgos,

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are said to have fled towards France ; but the latter, who did the only real Royalist fighting of the revolution,—ho retook Santander after a bloody fight in the streets, last...


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T HE Bourbons have made their exit from Spain,—i.e., from Europe. In the last days of September, Isabella's ministers, the brothers Concha,—the Marquis of the Havannah and the...

Mr. Disraeli is still silent, though he has returned from

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Balmoral. He gives no cue by letter, or address, or speech as to his future policy,—though certainly some new move is wanted if the Conservatives are not to find the ground...

The Social Science Congress met on Wednesday at Bir- mingham,

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when Lord Carnarvon delivered an address that was almost a complete survey of the various topics of the Congress, —maritime law with regard to private property at sea in time of...

The Church Congress opened on Wednesday in Dublin, under the

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presidency of Archbishop Trench, with a sermon from the Dean of Cork, powerful, imaginative, eloquent, as Dr. Magee's sermons usually are, but also, we must own, a little Irish...

Lord Carnarvon's 'doge on Lord 13rougham was in exceedingly good

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Mate, and contained no flattery. Lord Brougham was " eminent in many things," said Lord Carnarvon, " and in none more than this, that he never ceased to hold out to his country...

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Mr. Coleridge seems tolerably certain of his return for Exeter,

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but his colleague, Mr. Edgar Bowring, will probably be pushed hard by Sir John Karslake, the Attorney-General, who is canvassing the borough for the Government. Mr. Bowring...

The Registrations are likely to turn out a mess. The

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officers who prepared the registers have frequently made blunders extend- ing through whole parishes, and the revising barrister has by the present law no choice but to strike...

Mr. Hughes is to leave Lambeth to the two aldermen,

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the Lord Mayor Elect, Mr. James Lawrence, and Mr. Ex-Sheriff McArthur, who have hitherto been contesting with each other the post of colleague to Mr. Hughes. Mr. Hughes proposes...

Count Walewski died suddenly at Strasburg on Monday, on his

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way to Ulm. He was perfectly well one minute and dead the next,—having fallen in a fit of apoplexy on the floor of his hotel. He was one of the Emperor's few steady personal...

In Chelsea, again, Mr. C. W. Dilke, Sir IL Hoare,

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and Mr. Odger, are endangering the seat by their - rivalry ; and at North- ampton Mr. Bradlaugh is endangering Lord Henley's seat without apparently any chance of succeeding...

Sir George Bowyer answers for Sister Patrocinio and Father Claret,

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the ex-Queen of Spain's religious confidants, that they have never advised her politically because they were entirely inno- cent of political knowledge of any kind. He might as...

The detailed news of the fearful earthquake in Peru and

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Ecuador seems on the whole to substantiate the first message by the Atlantic cable to the effect that the loss of life was greatest in Ecuador, though the greater number of...

There is really need for the Liberals to take care,

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or they will lose many seats by their unfortunate rivalries amongst themselves. In Hackney, we conclude that Mr. Butler, formerly Member for the Tower Hamlets before Hackney was...

A correspondent of the Times, who signs himself " Pro

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Lege," and who is supported by Professor Plumptre, of King's College, London, proposes that the Irish Church should be disestablished as is proposed ; but that the sum which Mr....

In the Tower Hamlets, again, there is a great superfluity

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of candidates,—four Liberals for only two seats ; and of course a Conservative invasion, by a certain Mr. Coope, in consequence. Mr. Ayrton is too able, efficient, and...

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Consols, both for money and the account, closed yesterday at

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94a to 94i. Reduced and New Three per Cents. have marked 931 4. India Five per Cents., ma ditto, Bonds, 20s. to 25s. prem., and Exchequer Bills, 15s. to 20s. prem. Considerable...

At a meeting of the Leeds Law Society yesterday week,

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Mr. W. Jevons, of Liverpool, read a paper advocating the foundation of a legal University for both branches of the profession, and a graduated scale of advancement, iu the place...

The scene at the Guildhall after the election of Alderman

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James Lawrence for Lord Mayor was very amusing. The next business was for the Liverymen to thank the present Lord Mayor for his services. A vote to this effect was proposed by...

The Americans are usually subtle even in their grossest extra-

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vagancies of speech. The Times New York correspondent narrates a form of blasphemous invective used by one Republican to another,—the Times seldom tells tales of...

The Record is not sorry—except in a sense s —for Dean Milman.

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It speaks of him with ridicule as leaving the stage amidst loud applause, like " a well-graced actor," and intimates grimly that the Dean, though gone at last, is gone to no...

There has been a prayer meeting that the Elections might

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be -conducted so as to redound to the welfare of the nation, Lord Ebury taking the chair. The Times had intimated that the meet- ing would be too likely to pray against its...

Yesterday and on Friday week the loading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :- Sept. 25. Oct. 2. Sept. 25. Oct. 2. Brazilian, 1865 761 761 Russian (Anglo-Dutch) 133 001 Egyptian, 1864 87 831 x.d. Spanish, 1867 132 84...

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trust. But in one important point Dr. Magee seems to us to have made a grave error in his Dublin sermon which he was most careful to avoid in his Norwich address. At, Norwich he...


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THE SPANISH VACANCY. O THER thrones fall, but Bourbon thrones collapse. Before one clearly realizes in the case of any of them that the monarchy is seriously sick, collapse has...

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IF ingenious sophistry and delicate distortion of fact could 1 obscure to the English mind the tremendous issues involved in the pending conflict in the United States, the line...

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there is one man in England whom we ought not only 1 to admire but to envy, it is the Judge of the Sheriffs' Court of the City of London, the Commissioner at the Old Bailey. He...

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T HERE seems to us to be, in some influential quarters, so unfair an attempt to sneer down individual working- class candidates, while admitting in the abstract that it should...

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good at bottom in the passion for having London scenes brought on the stage, which our playwrights aim at gratifying in their dull, realistic way. It is not altogether a coarse...

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T HE writer of a remarkable paper in the September number of Fraser's Magazine attempts to make out that the Darwinian principle of natural selection fails, and fails...

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IV.—To CHAMOUNIX. Chamounix, September 28, 1868. SHUT up by torrents of rain the last day of our stay at Slid, and meditating with some alarm on the exceedingly porous membrane...

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A dreary sky, a dreary fall of rain. Long low

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flats covered with their own damp breath, through which the miserable cattle loomed like shadows. Everywhere lakes and pools, its thickly sown through the land as islands in the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the review of Mr. Maurice's work, the Conscience, in the last number of the Spectator, occurs the following passage :— " The...


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EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") S111,—Will you allow me to ask those of your readers who sub- scribe to the S. P. C. K. to attend next Tuesday to vote against a grant of 2,000/. to...

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ANCIENT FAITHS.* "Tats volume is the result of an inquiry, ' How it comes to pass that John and Jack are synonymous ?"The question, once pro- pounded, led me onwards to such...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—While heartily agreeing with your well-deserved rebuke of the Pall Mall Gazette's most improper attack upon Mr. Odger, one of the...

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AT HOME WITH TILE OLD NORSEMEN.• Ix the peaceful, sluggish,

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home-loving character of the present. inhabitants of Scandinavia, it is scarcely possible to recognize the descendants of that active and adventurous race of pirates who not...

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Ir the excellent edition of the Percy Ballads which Mr. Furnivall and Mr. Hales have just completed, one of the most curious relics, now published for the first time, is the...

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OVER HEAD AND EARS.* Tins story contains perhaps Mr. Dutton

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Cook's most careful and finished work, and seems to us to raise him as a novelist to a con- siderably higher level than he has ever before occupied. Much of the painting it...

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The Bymns of Denmark. Translated by Gilbert Tait. (Strahan.)— We

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welcome a book which helps to make us acquainted with a literature not so well known as it deserves to be. There is plenty of vigour of thought and poetical feeling about these...

The Theory of Money. By a Scotch Banker. (Nimmo.) —

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Tho "Scotch Banker" puts on his title-page for a motto the words "Er tenebris lux." This is exactly what we want in this matter, but it is not exactly what he gives us....

The Collector. By Henry F. Tuckertnan, with an Introduction by

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Dr. Doran. (Hotten.)—It would have been well if Dr. Doran had done what one supposes he undertook to do. Seven-and-twenty pages of gossip are not an introduction because they...

Two or Three Weddings. A Tale. (Bennott.)—This is a simple

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story of very modest size, which tolls us how two young women, one the daughter of a poor country clergyman, the other the daughter of a broken-down London trader, sought to...


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Notes Expository and Critical on Certain British Theories of Morals. By Simon S. Laurie, A.3f. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—Under this modest title we have a book which shows...

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SCHOOL BOOKS. — We have received two volumes of the "Clarendon Press

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Series," which will be found exceedingly useful by those who may wish to introduce into the curriculum of education a genuine and systematic teaching of "English." These are a...