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The French Government has hit upon a new and striking

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idea. It was originally understood that the Assembly would dissolve itself on the departure of the Germans, but would previously pass the Constitutional Laws agreed to by M....

Great alarm has been felt this week at the approach

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of Cholera, which is said on goad evidence to be raging in America, and on bad evidence in Vienna. Should it phe only preventive advice worth much is ne TII ater which has not...

The Constitutional BM for Spain has been brought forward, and

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is unexpectedly good. It is the American system simply, with three changes, two of them good and one bad. The President cannot be re-elected, and consequently is under every...


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T HE news from Spain is, on the whole, good. The coupon of July has not been paid, but it is promised within two months, and 1 per cent. per mensem is added to the amount....

The Shah goes to France to-day, if he does not

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change his mind. He has seen Liverpool, where they showed him more ships ; and Manchester, where in a work-room 900 feet long all the girls jumped on the looms, waved banners,...

We believe we may trust the following sketch of Pi

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y Margall's subordinates :—Aurich, Minister of Marine, a young officer dili- gent in suppressing the Admiralty. Maisonave (Foreign Affairs) is a young barrister through whom...

Exeter Hall was alive with all its old fury of

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bad 'rhetoric on Monday, Lord Shaftesbury leading the way in a speech of violent and rather feeble passion against the 483 clergy who had asked for an Order of Anglican...

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

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There really seems to have been some blundering either at

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the Horse Guards or the War Office about recruiting, under which under-sized men have found their way into the ranks. The Duke of Cambridge, exonerating himself personally from...

Captain Hayter was defeated at Bath yesterday week, though by

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a much less majority than that which defeated Mr. Murch a few weeks previously. The majority for Lord Grey de Wilton was 51 (Lord Grey de Wilton polling 2,194, Captain Hayter...

Lord Stanhope proposed yesterday week to have an Order of

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Merit, to which persons not in the service of the Government, but distinguished for great literary, or scientific, or artistic qualities, might be eligible ; but though Lord...

After the experience of Berwickshire we may, we think, trust

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Scotland at the next election. The Conservative candidate, Lord Dangles, though, as he admitted, "rather young," was the son of a large proprietor, and supported by all the...

A telegram was read on Monday in the Comnion4 from:Sir,

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S. Baker. It reports his safe arrival at Khartohtn, altar: Annexing Africa down to the Equator. "All rebellions intrigues' 'and slave trade completely put down, country...

The Conservatives are taking every opportunity of humi- liating the

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Government. Scotland and Ireland being anxioua to appeal to the same Court as England, the Govern- ment removed the clauses exempting them from the Judica- ture Bill ; but Mr....

As we ventured to predict, the first reading of Lord

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Russell's Bill for the better Government of Ireland proved to be the last as well. Lord Russell pretty nearly repeated his speech on in- troducing the Bill, dwelling especially...

Suppose the Duke of Sutherland were to go down to

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Ratcliffe Highway, buy the two dozen or so of tigers and panthers Mr. Ja.mrach has always on hand, and let them loose in Sutherland- shire, could he live in the county ? We...

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Mr. Forster received a deputation from the Town Council of

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Rochdale on Tuesday, which came to request that the Local School Boards should have the right to send their own Local Inspectors to any denominational school at which they were...

The Cobden Club, which only dines and talks annually in

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honour of the great man after whom it is named, had a rather more instructive talk than usual last Saturday, when Mr. Wells, a Revenue Commissioner of the United States, and the...

Mr. Newdegate brought on the second reading of his "Monastic

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and Conventual Institutions Bill" on Wednesday, and was promptly counted out ; but as it was a Wednesday the rules of the House required that the sitting should be suspended...

It-appears at last to be certain that Khiva has fallen.

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General Kaufmann, with three columns which had effected a junction, presented himself before the city on 9th June, and received a letter from the Khan offering to surrender the...

On Wednesday Mr. Forster re-opened the new Grammar School at

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Bradford, as it has been reconstituted by the Endowed Sthools' Commission and with the help of a noble gift from a local bene- factor, Mr. Brown, who has endowed it with £6,000....

The Times on Tuesday was very anxious to believe that

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Mr. Lowe's Budget Estimate is a failure, but it apparently relied on the comparison between this year's Revenue returns and those of last year, instead of comparing the Budget...

Consols were on Friday 9211- to 92f.

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THE BERMINGHAM LEAGUE AND THE EDUCATION BILL. T HE League have declared themselves Intransigentes, irreconcilables with Mr. Forster and his Education Bill, and this in spite of...

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T HE debate of Wednesday in the French Assembly was one of the oddest as well as the most serious which has yet occurred at Versailles. The majority, thoroughly puzzled by the...

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UORNING sittings and the beginning of the Circuits will I/1 probably deprive the House of Commons of the assist- ance of many of its legal members at the time when it is most...


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T HE grand fact made evident by the conquest of Khiva, now officially ascertained, is the weakness, moral and physical, of the soldiery of Central Asia. With their flight before...

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T HE evidence collected by the Select Committee on the Callan Schools has not verymuch advanced what it was not likely it would advance,—our knowledge of the question at issue...


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I T seems difficult even to think of Germany without Bismarck, but it seems clear that the power of the great Chancellor, both with the Emperor and the people, is on the wane....

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E are no believers in the value,—we should rather say, we believe strongly in the mischief,—of habitual confession. We are disposed to think that it diminishes the sense of...

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T HE able writer who is sketching French manners in Black- wood is this month endeavouring to defend the French, or rather the Continental system of Marriage, and he makes out a...

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T im law condemns any woman who begins the practice of medicine in Great Britain to the same standing and treat- ment as the veriest quack who may set up his stall as the vendor...

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THE MINORITY PRINCIPLE IN AMERICA. Neu! Bares, Conn., U.S., June 7, 1873. SIR,—I see that English interest is reawakened just now to the importance of minority representation,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTAT0R:1 SIE,—I venture to ask for space for a few observations on your article on the above subject. I The pledge which was ultimately obtained from...

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OF THE "SPECTATOR:] Sue,—Miss Faithfull's letter in your impression of the 21st ult. appears to we rather an argument against Mr. Muudella's for surely if long hours produce...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The alarming number of fires in America, more thaa twenty very serious ones having occurred within a week from the 4th inst.,. deserves...

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Having read with much

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pleasure your condemnation of the policy adopted by the Education League in the matter of the Bath election, I venture to bring against it this criticism : that from the Liberal...

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THE WELLINGTON CORRESPONDENCE ON CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION.* [FIRST NOTICE.] THESE are for many reasons the most interesting volumes of the civil correspondence of the Duke of...

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A VAGABOND HEROINE.* IF there were but more novellettes like

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this, what a refreshment in every sense a novellette would be. It is humorous, vivid, rapid, lavish, and yet brief ; unconventional almost to dash, and yet in no sense immoral...

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THE GREEKS OF TODAY.* This is a very pleasant, and

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withal a very instructive account of modern Greece, written by an observer whose diplomatic position at Athens gave him excellent opportunities for making himself acquainted...

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THERE is a singular contrast between French and English treatises on popular science. The French writer seems always endeavouring to excite the admiration (not the mere wonder)...

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WE notice this book for three reasons,—first, because it is brought out supported by the prestige of the name of the late Mr. Mark Lemon ; secondly, because some high...

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'Wiz are afraid the author of this careful and complete collec- tion of German national dishes will have to encounter some preju- dices before he can succeed in introducing a...

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Tins is by no means a first-rate number of the Fortnightly, but it contains some interesting papers, particularly one on "A Lost Art," the art of copying pictures in oil by...

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The Paradise of Martyrs : a Faith Rhyne. By Thomas Cooper.. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Mr. Cooper must be content to have They Paradise of Martyrs ranked among the second less...

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Broken Lives. By Robert P. Williams. (James Blackwood.)—Mr. Williams begins

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with a prologue. A charming and beautiful and innocent girl, being overtaken by a storm, takes shelter with her friends in a farmhouse. Then, to while away the time, she reads...

Bits of Talk about Home Matters. By "H. H." (Boston,

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U.S., Roberts.)—" H. H." tells us that she has been a "hopeless knight- errant of boyhood all her life," and accordingly, though she takes occasion now and then to give her...

The Doctor's Dilemma. By Hesba Stretton. 3 vols. (H. S.

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King.)— This is a tale of unusual merit and interest. A certain Olivia:flying from those- who have been doing her grievous wrong, finds her way to Southampton, with the vaguest...

Twelve Discussions Proving the Extinction of Evil Persons and Things.

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By H. S. Warleigh. (E. Stock.)—Mr. Warleigh, who is a ;Gloucestershire rector, may be called the Apostle of the "Gospel of Extinction." He has written already two treatises to...

Jenkinson's Practical Guide to the English Lake District. (Stan- ford.)—We

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have suffered a long, an unduly long, time to elapse before noticing this volume. For our first delay we can but plead the enormous demand which is continually being made on...

Trevor Court. By Mrs. H. H. B. Paull. 3 vols.

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(Hurst and iBlackett.)—No one will be the worse for reading this story. It is possible—so various are the means by which the human mind is affected—some one might be the better....

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Within the Walls : a Tale of the Siege of

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Haarlem. By Mary Doig. (Partridge.)—This is a story of the straggle of the United Provinces against Spain. The author has studied the history of the time with diligence, and...

Men of the Third Republic. (Strahan.)—The title is a sufficiently

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convenient one, though it includes the description of many men who are rather in "the Third Republic" than of it. The Due d'Audriffet Pasquier, for instance, is one of its...

Gone Before. By Henry Southgate. (Lockwood.)—The compiler describes his work

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as "a manual of consolation for the bereaved and a well of sympathy for the sorrowing, filled from many sources." Mr. Southgate has had plenty of practice in his work, knows,...

The Letters of Cicero to Atticus. Book I. Edited by

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Alfred Pretor. (Deighton and Boll, and Bell and Daldy.)—The notes which Mr. Pretor has furnished leave little or nothing to bo desired. Even practised. scholars are brought up...

Mania Cornubiw. By W. C. Borlase. (Longraans.)—Mr. Borlase describes his

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work as "a descriptive essay illustrative of the Sepulchres and Funeral Customs of the early inhabitants of the County of Cornwall." It is a complete, in fact, we should...

NEW Enrrioxs.—Messrs. Routledge are publishing a handsome edition of a

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series of works which will never, we hope, lose their popu- larity—Captain Marryatt's novels. The King's Own is, we believe, the first of the series, and a good specimen, but...