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It appears to be understood on all aides that Mr.

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Disraeli will on Monday propose to deal with the Reform question by resolu- tions, and that the Liberal chiefs have resolved not to object to that mode of procedure. They will...

The friends of the non-sectarian principle in University College, London,

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were beaten on Saturday by a narrow majority of 5,- 37 for and 42 against the assertion of the principle that no can- didate, "otherwise the most eligible" for a Professorship,...

There was no debate on the Address in the Commons.

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Mr. De Grey moved its adoption in words which were re-echoes-of the Royal Speech ; but Mr. Graves, who seconded him, travelled a little out of the record to put in a very strong...

The great Demonstration of Monday, the 11th, is, it appears,

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to come off. The Reformers will converge from different points on Trafalgar Square, at about two o'clock, and thenco march through Pall Mall, St. James's Street, Regent Street,...


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Tr HE Queen opened Parliament in person on Tuesday. The Royal robes were laid on the Throne, and the Speech was read by the Lord Chancellor ; but the Queen wore a coronet over...

In the House of Lords, Earl Beauchamp moved and Lord

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Delamere seconded the Address in answer to the Speech from the Throne,—Earl Beauchamp, in the old formal manner which he cultivated as the Honourable Frederick Lygon in the...

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All accounts from Italy concur in stating that Parliament will

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not accept S. Scialoja's scheme for the conversion of Church property. Not fifty members, it is said, will vote for it. The majority, it appears, believe, with us, that it is...

No defence, or attempt at defence, was really offered by

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the Council to the meeting. The dignitaries of the majority stood on their dignity, denied all responsibility, and stayed away. The younger members of the Council kept silence....

The Trades' Unions' Commission is exciting great interest among the

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working men, who urge very sensibly that, especially if it is to have compulsory powers, it ought to contain either an equal number of masters and men, or none of either class,...

The figures of the great Orissa disaster are at last

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becoming clear. The Government of Bengal, in a despatch intended to explain its conduct and defend its inaction, admits that one- fifth of the population has perished, or about...

The state of Mexico seems to grow worse daily. The

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French are concentrating on the capital preparatory to departure, and as they retreat the brigands spread abroad, plundering and killing at discretion. We hear from Guanaxuato...

Lord Stanley was asked on Thursday night as to the

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Spanish trial in a Prize Court of our steamer Tornado, the illegalities in the procedure, the long delay, and the cruel imprisonment of many British subjects which is said to...

The condition of the South at present seems to be

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rather worse than that which Mr. Hepworth Dixon describes as existing in the Far West. There the re'gime is anarchy tempered by the revolver and by desperadoes of order like Mr....

The party in England who think that masters have a

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moral right to combine, but that workmen have not, have recently been crying up Belgium as a sort of capitalists' paradise. Trades' Unions do not flourish there, and...

There appears to be at last a fair prospect of

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the reconciliation of Hungary with her King. The Committee of the Diet, which includes M. Desk, has agreed to the bases of an arrangement under which the King will command the...

Sir Stafford Northcote on Thursday introduced his Bill for the

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management of insolvent railways. It is difficult to decide until the Bill has been printed, but judging from Sir Stafford's very in- volved and cumbrous speech, the proposal is...

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The late Serjeaut Storks, father of Sir Henry Storks, the

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Governor of Malta, and of Mr. Robert Storks, less known to fame, had an Irish housekeeper named Mrs. Kearns, whom he trusted very much. On 5th June, 1865, Mr. Robert Storks had...

Mr. J. S. Mill, Lord Rector of St. Andrew's, addressed

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a fine inaugural lecture to the students of that University yesterday week. It was a review of the whole territory of the higher edu- cation, and included a cordial defence of...

The Electoral Returns for Counties contain one very curious and

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instructive table—the numbers, county by county, of occu- piers who are also owners. Many men, no doubt, own in two counties, but still the return enables us to arrive at the...

Tbe application for a warrant against Lieutenant Brand and Colonel

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Nelson,—Mr. Eyre's case will come later,—for putting .Mr. G. W. Gordon, of Jamaica, illegally to death, was made by Mr. Fitzjames Stephen to Sir Thomas Henry at Bow Street on...

The British and American Telegraph Company (Limited) is announced. The

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capital is 600,0001., in shares of 20/. each. The cable patented by Mr. Allan will be used. The proposed route is from Falmouth to the Azores, and thence to Halifax. Messages of...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined :- Great Eastern Great Northern Great Western.. . Lancashire and Yorkshire .. London and Brighton .. • • Loudon and North-Western • • London and...

Mr. Dickens complains very justly, in a letter to a

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Times of last week, of the awful jolting in some of the trains on the Great Northern and Midland railways. And last Monday another cor- respondent of the Times repeated the...

Mr. Henry Crabb Robinson, one of the earliest and most

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devoted of Goethe's English admirers (he had made the great poet's acquaintance early in the century, at Weimar), one of the coterie of Coleridge, the attached friend of...

In the City the chief news is a reduction in

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the Bank minimum rate of discount to 3 per cent. Apart from this circumstance nothing of importance has transpired, business, both financially and commercially, being in a most...

Mexican Spanish Pasalve

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Do. Certificates . Turkish 0 per Cente., 1 . 858 .. , 1852 United States Friday, Feb. 1. Friday, Feb. 8. 17 17 22 .. 23 151 57 .. 58 •• at .. re 72 .. 72

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MONDAY. NEXT. I T is difficult to imagine, obstinate as the belief of some politicians still is, that Mr. Disraeli intends on Monday to introduce a Reform Bill. Even he would...

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P ERHAPS the most noteworthy point in the Queen's Speech—a document, by the way, as ungrammatical as if it had been written by a Whig Cabinet—is the unusual space devoted to...

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T HAT strange revolution within the Roman Church which I calls itself Ultramontane policy is working itself out to , its logical result—the despotism of an individual mind. The'...


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speeches on the first night of debate presented a curious contrast. Lord Russell recurred to the past only for opportunities of party acrimony, Mr. Gladstone only to find...

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W HETHER well or ill grounded, the report that the Ministry do not contemplate the transference of the telegraphs to the State has created no little surprise in cer- tain...

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VESTERDAY week a great movement was set going in Man- i_ cheater, which is destined, we hope, to affect very materially the future of the North of England, and through the North...

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I F Lord Belmore would like to "leave his mark" in the Home Office, a thing which nobody has of late years succeeded in doing, let him give Londoners a decent cab. Mr. Fitzroy...

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[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.1 WE left Algiers the day before the earthquake, to spend New Year's Day in the country, returning to sleep that one night at Blidah, a town about thirty...

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T HE "early history" of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight brings us back to the questions, which we have already partially dis- cussed, as to the first communications of the more...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Snr,—The two thoughtful letters you have published on " Church- Going " tempt me to address you from a third point of view. You have often...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Would you kindly allow me space to explain a little error in your last week's notice of the essay on Sir Walter Scott, pre- fixed to...


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SIR E. LANDSEER'S LIONS. WHEN our great painter's services were secured to complete the monument which does not adorn Trafalgar Square, there could have been no thought of...

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MOMMSEN'S ROME.* ArrEn. a considerable delay, the English version of Professor Mommsen's third volume has been presented to the public. It comprises the period between the...

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A NOVEL brimful of cleverness, and yet not good, aiming at a. type of excellence far beyond what it attains, and full of a sense. of effort, of which the most disagreeable...

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1 4 4 cannot say we quite appreciate the vehicle which Lady Llanover has chosen for expressing her ideas, but the ideas them- -selves will instruct all and amuse many. The...

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Idaho. By Odds. (Chapman and Hall.)—By very far the poorest thing Ouida has yet written, poor positively as well as comparatively. It recounts the history of one of those...

The Paris Sketch - Book. By W. M. Thackeray. With numerous designs

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by the anther on copper and wood. (Smith and Elder.)—We cannot allow this reprint of one of Mr. Thackeray's pleasantest volumes to pass without notice. We have always found...

Jessie's Expiation. By Oswald Boyle. (Tinsley.)—We do not remem- ber

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Mr. Boyle's name as a novelist, and if this is a first attempt, he will probably yet produce a really good pleasant novel of society. Even this is readable, full of natural...

The Love that Kills. By the Author of The Wife's

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Evidence- (Tinsley Brothers.)—Mr. Wills can do and has done much better than this. He has, he says in his preface, a double object—to describe love. tainted with jealousy and...

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The Royal Naval Song - Book. Compiled and edited by the Rev.

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W. Guise Tucker, MA., Chaplain of Greenwich Hospital. With music, arranged by C. H. Pnrday. (Routledge and Sons.)—This manual is pub- lished "cum permissa sisperiorum," that is...