6 OCTOBER 1866

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Rumours of another attack by the Fenians on Canada are

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rife in American■ papers, and are evidently believed by Lord Monck, for lite British Government is quietly despatching troops. The chiefs of the organization feel themselves...

Archbishop Manning has issued a pastoral, rather above the average

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of his manifestoes in ability, directing the Roman Catholic faithful to say masses for the averting of the political danger now imminent to the Pope, on Rosary Sunday,—which, it...

There is a revolution going on in Burmah, and no

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less than four Princes, sons and grandsons of the reigning monarch, have each been proclaimed King. The second son seems to have begun it, having murdered his elder brother and...


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T HE Treaty of peace between Italy and Austria was signed on the 3rd inst. at Vienna. The principal terms are understood to be the cession of Venetia to Italy, the restoration...

The Austrian Emperor, relieved of the fear of attack from

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the southward, appears to believe that it might next year be safe to renew the war. He is doubling his infantry by drilling recruits for only twelve month; who are then...

Lord Stanley, who had to return thanks for the toast

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of ' Her Majesty's Ministers' at the Atlantic Telegraph banquet at Liverpool last Monday, improved the occasion with his usual good sense. He pointed out compensating advantages...

A shower of honours has fallen on all connected with

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the Atlantic Telegraph. Captain Anderson, who commanded the ship that carried the cable, Professor Thompson, Mr. Glass, and Mr. Canning, who went and laid the cable, are...

The Conservatives have carried Brecon. Mr. H. Gwyn carried the

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election by 128 votes to Lord A. Churchill's 102. Brecknock was Liberal under Mr. Watkins, became Troglodyte under Lord. Brecknock, and has now retired completely into the...

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Lord Shaftesbury delivered by far the best address in opening

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the Social Science Congress last Wednesday at Manchester to which that useful but misnamed body has ever listened from its President, —poor Lord Brougham pointing the contrast...

Sir Stafford Northcote, President of the Board of Trade, in

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his visit to Liverpool, addressed some friends on Tuesday on board the Indefatigable, the new training ship, upon the condition of our mercantile marine. He said the number of...

The Revenue Returns for the half-year are somewhat less than

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half of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's year's estimate, as will be seen from the following comparison:- Half-Year. Half-tear. (Estimated.) (Actual.) £ £ Customs 10,461,500...

So Lord Brougham, in his competitive speech, put oa what

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Lord Shaftesbury had put off, concluding his windy remarks by inti- mating that all who could be held responsible for the wholesale murder of war would be condemned to "the...

A paper prepared by Mr. A. 'Trollops was read before

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the Association on Thursday on "International Copyright." Mr. Trollope made some new points. America, he said, had more readers than England and fewer authors, and the real...

The Indian famine has spread into Ciittitek t avhere the people are

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dying so fast that the dead-carts Cannot carry away the bodies and the officials dread a pestilence. The scarcity seems also to be spreading northward, distress being reported...

The et-King of Hanover cannot reconcile himself to his fate.

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He has issued a protest declaring that all acts done in Hanover by the new Government are absolutely null and void, refuses to release his " subjects " from their allegiance,...

The first City school organized for the Middle-Class Education Committee,

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was opened on Monday, in Bath Street, City Road, with 300 pupils. The school will contain 500 boys, and the expense as yet has been under 4,0001. The school being intended for...

Mr. Raymond, the editor of the Neu) Yale, 7i:ties, and

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by fat the ablest of Mr. Johnson's friends, has, it is said, deserted the President. His enemies affirm that his reason is the rapidly declining sale of his paper, but the one...

It is a remarkable fact that Narvaez, the present Premier,

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has contrived to isolate Spain for the moment from the rest of Europe. To judge from the few facts which ooze out as to the suppression of the press, the punishments inflicted...

Admiral Persano is to be brought before a Court of

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Inquiry to explain his failure at Lisea.

The state of siege in Vienna was raised by decree

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on Thursday.

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The Consol market during the greater part of the week

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has been in a most inactive state, and at the close of business yesterday was decidedly heavy. The price for money was 89} I ; for account, 891 a. The failure of the Asiatic...

The Sultan is not prospering in Canffia. He has, it

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is affirmed, -.sold the island to the Pacha of Egypt for a large sum, but the Pacha cannot get possession of his latiohase. According to a telegram of 2nd of October from Corfu,...

Mr. C. J. O'Donel, the stipendiary magistrate who recently :sentenced

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a child of three and a half to fourteen days' hard labour, has explained himself. He says he let the child off -once, but found that the mother forced him out to beg, and seeing...

On Tuesday the first yearly meeting of one of the

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first great co- operative coal companies of the North, Messrs. Henry Briggs and Co. (Limited), of the Whitwood and Methley Junction Colliery, was held at Leeds, and the amazing...

The discussion about smoking in railway trains has come up

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again, and numberless plans are proposed, all of them more or less feasible. The best, however, seems as yet to have escaped atten- tion. It is practised on some lines in Italy,...

Some one has been injuring the cause of Reform and

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doing his best to libel Reformers by issuing a scandalous litany of Reform' in the worst style of an extinct school. A paper with this title, subscribed, " Dieley, printer, High...

We omitted to notice last week that Captain Jervis, the

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officer accused by Sir William Mansfield of embezzling his pickles and sausages, has been sentenced by the court-martial. He was acquitted of peculation, but found guilty of...

The Pall Mall Gazette of Saturday last, intended, in its

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ern courteous and condescending way, to be terribly hard on the Spectator for the ignorance, presumption, and other unpleasant characteristics of our articles, extending over...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were :— The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and on Friday week were :— Turkish 6 per Gents., 1858.. United States 4:20 ' s Spanish...

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THE SITUATION IN ITALY. W ITH New Year's Day Italy, to all human appearance, will have secured her first object, independence, and be free to strive for her second, a strong...

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L ORD STANLEY, in returning thanks for the Ministry at the Atlantic Telegraph banquet last Monday at Liver- pool, made a few observations, before commencing his tribute of...

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T ORD CRANBORNE will, we believe, act wisely in arrest-- 1J ing the annexation of Mysore, though for reasons other than those upon which so much stress has been laid. With all...

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IT is quite possible that the Act of Union about to be passed between the Colonies of British America may not turn out as well as the Act of Union between Scotland and England...

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T HE short speeches made at Coventry on Monday by the members for North Warwickshire were in one way of some importance. They are both Tories, both representative men, and both...

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T HERE is something startling enough in the intellectual and spiritual contrasts of our time ;—here, a hallelujah to phy- sical science and the electric telegraph,—there, au...

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are few ruins in England so well preserved as the ancient Castle of Pevensey. The same Roman. walls in sight of which William of Normandy sprang on the English shore, on the...

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A STORY has been going the round of the newspapers of it French mayor who apparently wished to dramatize a telling sarcasm on the short-sightedness of the scientific men in...

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S OME of the early Saxon towns were built on or

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near the site of Roman cities and stations, as in the case of Exeter, Cirencester, Bath, &c. But generally speaking, the Roman cities, which we learn from Gildas had been most...

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FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Woodside, Deal, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sept. 21, 1866. THE first name in the date of my letter is not that of a village, but of a country...

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" To pray to Christ, as well as through Him, jostles With Scripture and the usage of the Apostles ; But I'm prepared to do so just for unity And concord in this Anglican...

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HYMNS AND THEIR AUTHORS.* Sometimes a light surprises The Christian while he sings It is the Lord who rises, With healing on His wings," —when we read such hymns with a full...

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THERE i3 some power, and there may be much promise, in this novel, if it be a first effort, as the absence of any reference to other works on the title-page. would seem to...

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COLONEL MARCY assumes, in the commencement of this volume, the grave and dignified air of a philosophic historian, who feels that it is his mission to preserve for future...

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Mu. E. DICEY'S paper on "The New Germany" in Macmillan is perhaps the most immediately interesting of any in this month's magazines. His points may, however, be very briefly...

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The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis. By Lieutenant - Colonel John J..

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Craven, M.D. (Sampson Low, Son, and Marston.)—The good-natured lieutenant-colonel doctor, who had the difficult task assigned to him of ministering to the diseased mind and body...


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The Biographical Treasury. A Dictionary of Universal Biography. By Samuel Maunder. Thirteenth edition. Reconstructed, thoroughly Revised, and partly re-written, with above 1,000...

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A Plea for a New Translation of the Scriptures. By

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Alfred Dewes, M.A., with a Translation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. (Long- mans.)—Mr. Dewes writes in a very trenchant style, anti is pleasantly sarcastic on the...

The Company and the C?own. By Hon. T. J. Howell-Thurlow.

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(Blackwood.)--This very readable volume contains much useful infor- mation about the various divisions of the Indian Government, slight resanas of the causes and events that...

The Fortnightly Review, October (Chapman and Hall), has much able

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writing in it ; amongst other articles of some note, one by Mr- Lewes, the editor, on Mill and Comte, which is thoughtful and dis criminating, and should be valued by the...

Selection from the Works of Winthrop Mad-worth Prete& Edited by

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Sir G. Young, Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. (Moxon.)— Without discussing at length, as the editor does in his able preface, the distinction between poetry and verse, and...

The Life of the Marehesa Falletti di Barolo. By Silvio

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Pellico. From the original. By Lady Georgians Fullerton (Bentley.)—This very graceful volume, commendable alike in form and essence, is a becoming tribute to a great...

We accepted at once the sors Tupperiana, and feel assured,

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in the exercise of faith rather than of reason, that there is good necessity for the flourishing of "P roverbial philosophy." We hope that we shall thus escape the designation...

The Resources, Products, and Industrial History of Birmingham and the

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Midland Hardware District. A series of reports. Edited by Samuel Tim- mins. (Hardwicke.)—The meeting of the British Association at Birming- ham in 1865 led to the formation of a...

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The Church of the Spirit of Life in Jesus Christ;

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One Fold and One Shepherd A Sermon. By John Hamilton Thom. (Whitfield.)—A sermon of rare beauty and depth on Christian realism as a basis of Church unity, that is, on the unity...