4 APRIL 1874

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Sir G. Wolseley is fairly paid for his success, with

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his 'baronetcy, /1,000 a year for three lives, Major-Generalship, and Orders, though not over-paid, especially in military promotion, and we suppose the apparent stinginess of...

Prince Bismarck is still very ill, and what is perhaps

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one of the reasons why he does not get better, very angry with the Reichstag for its perversity in not voting the Military Bill. We have given at length elsewhere the language...

The French elections of last Tuesday have again given to

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the Republicans two more of those decisive victories which, often as they have been repeated, seem to avail them so little in the divisions of the National Assembly. In the...


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Tr HE thanks of Parliament were voted on Mondayto all engaged in the Ashantee Expedition, including Captain Glover, by both 'Houses. In both, the principal subject of...

A struggle of great importance is going on in Suffolk

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and Cambridgeshire, the centre being about Newmarket. The labourers there, who see gentlemen spending thousands a year on training-stables, asked that their wages might be...

Baron Reuter really should fine the person, whoever he is,

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who draws up his Paris bulletins. His telegrams always give the first impression, and his telegram sketching M. de Broglie's plan for a Second Chamber is as full of blunders as...

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

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As our present position about the Famine, is evidently mite-

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understood, we will just restate it. We hold the .Government of India to have failed for nearly three months to meet an inevi- table danger in any adequate way. That Government,...

Dr. Livingstone's body arrived at Suez this day week, so

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that it will only just reach England within the year after his death. He died on the 4th of May, 1873, and the last entry he made in his diary was on the 27th April. There can,...

There seems to be a Vicar at Richmond-on-Thames, the Rev.

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C. T. Proctor, who wishes to introduce the old exclu- siveness towards Dissenters, by. walling-off their part of the new cemetery from the consecrated ground: Not only so, but...

The Select Committee on Privilege appointed to inquire into the

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circumstances of Mr. Whalley's commitment by order of the Lord Chief Justice for contempt of Court during the trial of Arthur Orton, have reported, that, after considering the...

Serrano is, we think, slowly winning, —that is, in the

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great pounding-match going on round Bilbao he is forcing the Carlista out of their entrenchments. His losses in killed in one day ex- ceeded the strength of the whole European...

Mr. Cross on Friday week gave a final reply to

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the application for a release of the imprisoned Fenians :—" It is not the inten- tion of Government to interfere with the course of the Law."

The Saturday Review of last week came out in quite

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a new. character. We have known it angry, we have known it bitter,: and we have known it sardonic, but we never before saw it apoplectic with dignity. We said it "held a brief...

The Bishop of Manchester has written a bold letter to

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the Times upon these incidents,—a letter which we have analysed in another column. In it he asks if the farmers of England "are going mad," and after pointing out that a...

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Mr. Cross has set at least one very dubious precedent

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by re- mitting, apparently on the weakest ground, one half of the sentence orfourteen days' imprisonment passed on a young man for cruelly beating a cat. In answer to Sir W....

Mr. Knight, of Dundee,—the persecuted of the Free Church,— has

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applied to be admitted into the Established Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and his congregation has heartily supported him in this course. This scores one for Establishments,...

Michigan, Iowa, and Rhode Island all seem to be thinking

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of trying the experiment of Women's Suffrage for us. At least, in all these States, an amendment of the State Constitution sanction- ing women's suffrage has been approved in...

Our contemporary the Lancet has read "with equal astonish- ment

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and pain" our remarks of a fortnight ago on Dr. Wickham Legg's painful vivisections at St. Bartholomew's, and our ex- pression of the hope that the Governors of St....

Dr. Pusey, in a letter to Monday's Times, sets a

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good example to his Ritualist friends, by expressing his own conviction that outward forms are not of the essence even of the High-Church faith, but matters of secondary...

Some Communists and Henri Rochefort have escaped from New Caledonia.

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The wildest stories as to the method of their escape are current in Paris, the most popular being that they swam through a mile of sharks, but we prefer the prosaic account...

Lord Shaftesbury has gained a signal triumph over "A Member

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of the Cobden Club," one of the hard school of Economists, who quoted in the Times of this day week Mr. Cobden's bitter words against the factory laws so closely associated with...

On Saturday Cambridge won the annual boat-race against Oxford. There

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was nothing particular to mark the race this year, except that it was rowed rather slowly, that it attracted a rather less crowd than usual, that the Eights do not seem to have...

Consols were on Friday 91i to 92.

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DR. FRASER ON THE AGRICULTURAL LOCK-OUT. S O low has the character of the Episcopal Order fallen in this country, that a Bishop who shows real pluck and spirit in defence of...

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A HOUSE OF NOTABLES. T HE Duke de Broglie has been

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misrepresented by the telegraphic snmmarists. For his ends, the Second Chamber described in his speech of 28th March would prove, if it could keep its powers, very effective,...

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i T must be admitted, we think, that Dr. Pusey represents a comparatively calm and sane element of High-Church opinion. Whether it is rational to hold his strange belief that...

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T HERE is something very striking in the historic situation in Berlin. The Empire is not only founded, but at the very pinnacle of its military fame. France, with two pro-...

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of political hatred too far. No doubt, if the progressive

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strike effective blows at a very great distance without much Liberals do yield, it will be in very great measure indeed, disturbing its mind about the effort. The new plan when...

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S IR JOHN LUBBOCK has been devoting his attention to the mental qualities displayed by bees and wasps, with a result which would be very far from satisfactory to Dr. Watts and...

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D R. E. CLARKE, Professor of Materia Medics at Harvard, the American Cambridge, has published an able, quiet little book, founded on an unusually great experience of this sub-...

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THE RIGHT OF PROPERTY IN INDIA. (To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOB."] Stu,—The pleasant "bit of news" which you announce from India in your issue of the 28th ult. in regard to...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—You advocate the exemption of all incomes under £300. Would . it not be fairer, and at the same time wiser, to fix the exemption lower,...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sre,—Will you allow me to say a few words, since I represent a very different class of persons to that for which "B." and the Rev. Mr....


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ero THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—It may seem presumptuous in me to offer an opinion on the Budget, when, as you say, so many more competent persons are advising the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In common with a number of Anglo-Indians, I beg to ex- press our entire concurrence in the sentiments so well expressed by Mr. Baldwin...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") $1R,—The following extract from the letter of a Cambridge cor- respondent may interest some of your readers,—"Two Hungarian 'divinity...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sxn,—In your article on "The Affection of Animals for Man," referring especially to the death of "Joey," the Chimpanzee, at the Zoological...


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'DR. SCHWEINFURTH'S BOOK ON AFRICA.* [TEM NOTICE.] DR. SCHWEENFtRTH went forth in considerable state from his house to his audience with King Munza, a terrible potentate, for *...


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PRAYER. 'TREY chide us for praying—half in scorn, And half in sadness—pointing to their light Of newly risen knowledge, whose clear dawn Scatters the ghostly phantoms of our...

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WE have already remarked that we consider exclusive attention. to contemporary literature an undesirable limitation of a periodical. aiming at a critical estimate of...

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AN UNKIND NOVELIST.* AUTHORS are very cruel ; especially, if

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we may be allowed the bull, authoresses. In old times tales and romances ended, for the most part, well ; now-a-days they almost always end unsatisfac- torily, if not badly. We...

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WE don't know that we have much excuse to offer—the title of this book alone, connected as it is with those "Spanish Patrailas " and "Sagas from the Far East," ought to have...

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IN April, 1873, a dreadful massacre was perpetrated by the canni- bals in Fiji, causing great terror to the white settlers. Its history was naturally read with feelings of...

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THE best paper by far in the present number of the Fortnightly is Mr. Morley's on "Compromise," though the one which, for temporary reasons, most interests us is Mr. Auckland...

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The Ringwoods of Ringwood. By Mervyn Merriton. (Tinsley Brothers.)—A bold,

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vulgar, wicked woman, and an equally unscrupulous attorney, are not pleasant subjects for a picture, whether painted by pen or pencil ; these, however, are the people whose...


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—4--- Cape Coast to Coomassie. (Illustrated London News Otfice.)—Here we have in a connected form accounts of the Ashantee War which have appeared from week to week in the...

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Sheffield: Past and Present. By the Rev. Alfred 'Getty, D.D.

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(Sheffield : Rogers. London : Boll and Sons.)—Sheffield, :unlike many of the great Northern towns, has been a place of note since the Con- quest. Somewhere in its vicinity was...

The English Factory Legislation. By Ernst Edler von Planer. Translated

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by F. L. Weinmann. (Chapman and HalL)—It is somewhat strange that we should be indebted to a German for a complete and systematic account of an important branch of recent...

The Various Forces of Nature. By Michael Faraday. Edited by

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William Crookes. (Matto and Windus.)—In this volume we have a series of six lectures delivered by Faraday at the Royal Institution, lectures which all who listened to them will...

Notes on Natal. Edited by John Robinson, F.R.G.S. (Durban, Natal

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: Robinson and Vans°. London : Street.)—" The desire of the editor," we read in the preface, "has been to place in a compact and accessible form a trustworthy description of the...

of breaks, so that it close, heavy, and uninteresting. If

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the pur- pose of putting it forth in this guise is to render it available as a hand- book, that purpose ought to have been carried out in its arrangement, which is quite too...