6 JUNE 1874

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T HE French Assembly has been the scene of furious debating all the week, nominally upon the Municipal and Electoral Laws, 'but really upon the form of government to be adopted...

The Lords devote all their time now to ecclesiastical subjects,

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the only variety in their work being the exchange of an English Worship Regulation Bill for a Scotch Church Patronage Bill. They took up the latter on Tuesday, the Duke of...

In the discussion of Thursday night on the Archbishops' Pub-

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lic Worship Regulation Bill, the Duke of Marlborough's motion for delay was defeated by 137 votes against 29 ; while Lord Shaftesbury achieved a revolutionary victory for his...

We have noticed elsewhere a statement by the Berlin corre-

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spondent of the Times that a Chinese ,army is encamped on the frontier of Yarkund. A Russian professor, whose letter is published in the Times of Saturday, affirms that the...

M. Gambetta, again, in a speech at Auxerre, delivered last

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week, has openly acknowledged that the struggle lies between the Bonapartists and the Republic, and hints that a, soldier has been found who may strike the coup d'etat. He...

Mr. Disraeli, in urging reasons against an early adjournment of

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the debate on the Intoxicating Liquors Bill on Thursday night; took occasion to remark on the illusion which prevailed as to the pro- bable brevity of the Session, and as to the...

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

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The Bank rate was reduced on Thursday to 3 per

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cent., and so great is the plethora of money, that it is believed the rate may be maintained for some months.

Henri Rochefort is doing his very best to kill all

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the sym- pathy which his genius inspires in those who dislike his cause. He has, it is said, announced publicly in New York that he approves not only of the burnings ordered in...

The reports about the Pope's health are becoming serious. He

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has frequent and violent accesses of fever, and his physicians advise him to leave Rome. As that, however, would disprove all assertions about his being a prisoner, his Holiness...

Messrs. Ball and Palmer have been unseated for North Durham,

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the miners who so strongly supported them having been declared by Baron Bramwell guilty of intimidation. The members, how- ever, were not disqualified, they hot having promoted...

Lord Sandhurst on Monday brought up the question of recruiting.

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His speech was rather discursive, but its chief thought was this. We are obliged to accept recruits so young, that it takes two years to make them fit for service. That did not...

Mr. Cartwright brought up the O'Keeffe case once more on-

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Tuesday, by moving a censure of a somewhat timid and hesitating description on the Irish Board of Education for its general treat- ment of Father O'Keeffe. He was seconded by...

The Established Church of Scotland evidently wishes for the Duke

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of Richmond's Patronage Abolition Bill, without any kind of radical change, except the gift of the suffrage to female com- municants, which was unanimously accepted by the...

However, it must be admitted that the National Church of

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Scotland is at present in a very liberal and catholic mood. We mentioned a few weeks ago that Mr. Knight, of Dundee, had applied with his congregation to be admittedinto the...

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The news of the Famine received this week is, on

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the whole, -consolatory. Sir George Campbell, at the Lord Mayor's meeting, stated that sufficient rain was falling, and this is confirmed by a telegram in the Tinier, which says...

The Irish Bar have, it seems, held an "indignation meet-

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ing" to express their sentiments concerning Lord Cairns's Irish Judicature Bill, some hitch having occurred in the arrange- ments made for a deputation to the Chancellor. A...

Lord Stradbroke has met the charge brought against him by

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the Times' reporter in the simplest and manliest fashion. In a letter to that journal, he states that the account of Burgess's cottage -quoted in our columns last week is...

Lord Salisbury has decided to create a sixth Cabinet office

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in India. It will be filled by an officer specially qualified, and in- atructed to bring the Public Works under control, to stop the plunder, and provide that work shall fie...

Some curious statistical returns have been prepared as to the

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relative prevalence of the practice of suicide in the different European armies. Suicide appears to be three times as preva- lent in our Army as in the male population of the...

The election for County Mayo has ended in the return

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of Messrs. Browne and Power by a small majority, Mr. Power, the Nationalist candidate, beating Mr. Tighe, the priests' candidate, by 1,319 to 1,272. The priests strained every...

The Rev. William Rogers, Rector of St. Botolph's, Bishops- gate,

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makes a good suggestion in the Times of Thursday, by way of substitute for the two Archbishops' Public Wor- ship Regulation Bill.' He remarks that the processes sug- gested by...

Sir E. Kerrison recently attended a meeting of the labourers

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of Borne, and told them and their delegates a bit of his mind. He was not opposed to the Union at all, if it will give fair notice of a strike, or to temperate "agitators," but...

Consols were on Friday 931-93fr.

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LORD SHAFTESBURY'S VICTORY. IF Lord Shaftesbury had elected to live the life of the statesman, instead of the life of the leader of a religious clique, we imagine that the...

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that all this delay in settling Constitutional principles is tell-

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It may be carried, or it may not, for mortal man cannot ing in favour of the party which places all Constitutions tell what this Assembly may or may not do, but in either at the...

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I F the change of Government has done no other good, it has saved the system of National Education in Ireland from rash and violent encroachment. Had Mr. Gladstone remained in...

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P EOPLE are getting educated, in a kind of way, by tens of thousands a year, and a result which ought to have been expected from that, but was not expected, is daily more per-...

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'THE Church of Scotland has lost a grand opportunity of making herself unassailable as an Establishment, and when such a chance is allowed to pass, it seldom or never • comes...

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rpE Times published on Tuesday a telegram from its Berlin JL Correspondent which attracted little attention, but which, if as correct as his communications on Russian affairs...

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M R. ALFRED WALLACE, the distinguished naturalist, who divides in some sense with Mr. Darwin the honour of establishing the principle of natural selection' as a real and most...

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111 11. GOLDWIN SMITH has fired a red-hot shot into Mr. Forsyth's Bill, and indeed into any Bill for establishing Female Suffrage. He was originally an advocate for the Revolu-...

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S IR WILFRID LAWSON, in the humorous, but not the less earnest, protest which he delivered against the adjournment of the House of Commons for the Derby on Tuesday, while...

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[TO TEl EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sne,—Your article on the Cottage question has much interested me,. I trust the following facts will mitigate the despondent feeling in which...


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"NUTS AND MEN.' [TO TEl EDITOR OF TRY BPROTATOR.1 Sia,—Now that the Spectator has discussed with good-humoured banter Mr. Galton and his Note, may I profit by the thus...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR: •] SIR,-I requested you to allow me to correct a remark of yours on the resolution carried by me in the Irish Church Synod on the so- called...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " seurrAroa.1 SIR,-I am not likely to charge the Spectator with being an agent of the Pope. I think, however, that it sometimes indulges in very crooked...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:'] cannot but think that in your issue of May 30 you do less than justice to the astronomical accuracy of the Jesuit Father Hell. You say that...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] have received the usual amount of education bestowed upon girls now-a-days, and I am trying to find out what use I -am in the world. I have...

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BOTH\VELL.t MR. SWINBURNE'S dramatic fire shows perhaps at its best in passages of this tragedy, but the tragedy itself is not worthy of its finest portions. It is too long ;...


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GLEN SANNOX, SEPTEMBER 16TE, 187—. Two old friends sat upon a stone, One named 'Lizabeth, t'other named John ; There they sat shoulder to shoulder, All among the browning...

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WE took up this book with much interest, expecting to derive from a new work, by the learned author of Words and Places, no small amount of gratification and instruction. If our...

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called " Small Books on Great Subjects ;" they were,

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if we re- member rightly, both interesting and successful, but they are brought to our recollection just now by the contrast they form to the fashion of the present day, which...


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study of the internal organisation of Switzerland is interesting for all those who are engaged in the solution of social problems. There is sufficient analogy between Swiss and...

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Byeways of Two Cities. By the Author of " The

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Romance of the Streets." (Hodder and Stoughton.)—The " two cities " are London and Elinbargh, the former having naturally allotted to it the greater portion of the volume. "...

Simon de Montfort and the Battle of Evesham. By Herbert

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New. (Simpkin and Marshall.)---"It may be useful," says Mr. New, by way of preface, "for those who visit or inhabit the town of Evesham, to describe briefly the person, and the...


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Ancient Athens : its History, Topography, and Remains. By Thomas H. Dyer, LL.D. (Bell and Sons.)—This is a very copious and elaborate work, which it is impossible properly to...