10 APRIL 1875

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There has been another illustration this week of the imperious

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character of the prevailing mood in Germany. Dr. Sigl, the editor of a Bavarian Ultramontane paper,—the Vaterland,—which had attacked Prince Bismarck, was found guilty, and...

Mr. Fawcett attended a meeting of the Farmers' Club on

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Monday, and warned those present that the clauses in the Tenant- right Bill giving landlords power to interfere with cultivation were much stronger than those giving...

The Farmers are declaring everywhere against the Tenant-right Bill, which

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they say is worse than useless. In Cheshire, Lancashire, Devonshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, and several other counties they have resolved that the clauses which...

The recent German correspondence with Belgium on the subject of

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the Belgian remissness in putting down the fomenters of dis- turbances in Germany, has partially come out this week, and is certainly of an ominous character. Germany made her...

Prince Bismarck was sixty on the 1st of April, and

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received a perfect deluge of congratulations on that event, most of them, like that from Leipsic, specially congratulating him on his courage in encountering the Papacy. This...


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E ITHER the European peace is in danger, or Prince Bismarck is anxious it should be thought in danger, for all manner of dangerous rumours are current in Berlin. The Ministerial...

,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The rumour of the intention of the Emperor of Brazil

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to abdi- cate has been formally denied, and is believed to have been set on foot by the Ultramontanes, angry at the arrest of the Bishop of of Pernambuco. The Emperor, whatever...

Mr. Disraeli, who is pacifying, we cannot exactly say leading,

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the House of Commons by doing nothing in a most humorous way, disposed of Mr. Whalley on Thursday by a most feli- citous retort. Two Judges, Mr. Justice Lawson in Ireland, and...

Mr. J. G. Hubbard intends, on the 16th of April,

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to move the following resolution :—" That Local and Imperial Taxation, where their incidence is concurrent, should have a common basis of valuation, and should be alike...

General Cissey, the French Minister of War, on March 20th

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addressed a Circular to the Generals commanding Corps d'Armie, which has just been published, and is of some im- portance. It informs them that the National Assembly has adopted...

Mr. Helms on Tuesday made an attempt to anticipate the

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Budget by a resolution condemning the Brewers' licence. This licence, which was put on in 1862 instead of the hop-duty, and now yields £450,000, presses, he said, with unequal...

To him replied Mr. Stansfeld, in a stern speech, displaying

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some indignation at Mr. Smollett's coarseness, but indicating, as we have elsewhere shown, that his own mind was a little disturbed from its usual perfect equilibrium by his own...

The Emperor of Austria arrived in Venice on the 4th

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inst., and was magnificently received, the whole city turning out in his honour. Processions were organised on the Grand Canal, the great square was illuminated, and the Emperor...

Captain Hyde writes to Thursday's Times to justify his action

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in the case of Luke Hills, the carter whose case was discussed in Parliament a week or two ago, and who was fined by a Bench of Sussex magistrates for breaking a year's...

Mr. Forsyth moved on Wednesday the second reading of the

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Bill for removing the political disabilities of women, in a speech in which he repudiated the intention of enabling married women to vote, and ridiculed the notion that women...

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The Evangelical Alliance recently sent a deputation to Turkey to

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complain of the persecution of some Christian converts, who have been seized by the conscription, and the deputation de- manded a personal audience of the Sultan. The Papal...

Dean Stanley delivered an eloquent address at Dundee yester- day

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week on " Religion, Science, and Literature," which he em- bodied in the study of three contemporaries, or almost contem- poraries,—Calvin, Galileo, and Shakespeare. He...

The State of New York maintains its own canals. Conse-

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quently it has, during the past five years, lost £1,020,000, or rather more than £200,000 a year, which is made up by taxation. The boatmen have recently complained that the...

Consols were at the latest date 9314.

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We have given proof of an almost Quixotic desire to

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let the Roman Catholics of the Empire expound their precise position in answer to Mr. Gladstone's charge against them that they had been guilty either of grave mutability or of...

The secret of making glass tough appears really to have

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been discovered. M. Francois de la Bastie, a French engineer, after years of inquiry, has found that glass heated to a certain tem- perature, and passed for a moment through a...

Mr. Courtney made an able speech last week at Liskeard,

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in which he was wise enough to let bygones be bygones, and not renew the personal dispute with Mr. Horsman. He dwelt chiefly on the Tenant-right question, quoting an opinion...

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THE RESTLESSNESS OF GERMANY. W HATEVER else may result from the consolidation of German unity,—a consolidation, to some extent at least, as desirable and inevitable as it was...

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T HERE is cause for the fury of the Times about the Tenant- right Bill, unreasonable as may be the mode in which that fury is expressed. Unless we unconsciously exaggerate the...

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THERE must be some great quality in the present Emperor 1 of Austria, if it be only tenacity of a rather unusual kind. He has been the most luckless man in Europe, so luck- less...

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AATE read with true astonishment Mr. Stansfeld's statement V V in the flebate of Wednesday that Mr. Forsyth's Bill would not be "a stepping-stone to future legislation," nay,...

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I many of the Conseils-Generaux there have been scenes 1 which forcibly illustrate the reason why all the political parties of France are embarrassed by the demand for decen-...

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, AI R. HUBBARD might be a Cabinet Minister in the pre- sent Government, his propositions are so pulpy. He intends to re-open in Parliament the old discussion as to the...

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T HE Government have introduced a Bill the effect of which will be to convert the Forest of Dein into private property. In the minds of many persons the expression " Dean...

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A CORRESPONDENT of a Pall Mall Gazette of last week— the issue of the last day of March—wrote a most affecting appeal to the editor of that journal, and to the world in...

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W E have never quite understood—it may be from want of comprehension—but we have never quite understood the argument of the thinkers, some of them very noteworthy men, who...

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MR. GLADSTONE AND . THE IRISH CATHOLIC OATH_ [TOTHE EDITOR OF TER"SPECTATOR..) SIII,—The Infallibility of the Pope is the most ancient and accepted tradition of the Irish...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") the able article entitled "The Latest Experiment in Lon- don Journalism," the attention of your readers is directed to the many evils that...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR.1 SIR,—In the course of some remarks which you did me the honour to make in your last issue, upon a short speech of mine which was delivered...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—If to bear false testimony were punishable in the same manner as the stealing of apples, "A Memorialist" would cer- tainly incur the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Being accustomed to walk out before breakfast with two sky terriers, it was my custom to wash their feet in a tub, kept for the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. - ] SIR,—The following lines from " Cymbeline" (act i., sc. 5) seem to me very appropriate to the present discussion, though in candour I am...

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UNTRODDEN SPAIN.* TEE author of this remarkably interesting work appeals to the indulgence of his readers in a preface which relates the manner of its execution. His sketches,...


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CLEOPATRA'S MIRROR. You have a thousand slaves, who do Unwillingly their duty ; And I one service have for you,— To image back your beauty ; But that one service is so...

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COOPER'S LIFE OF WENTWORTH.* THE life of Strafford presents many

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attractions to a biographer. The materials are ample, and the subject full of interest. There are men whom we wish to know for some special action, which is the only break in an...

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THE NATURE AND ORIGIN OF DREAMS.* Mos' people still speak

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about dreams as the whole world two hundred years ago used to speak about comets or witches, or about a hare running across one's road early in the morning. There lurks in...

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as a controversialist and a divine, no one who reads

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this biography will question his downright sincerity and love of righteousness. We may think him right or wrong in some of his conclusions, but it is impossible not to admire...

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COUNTY EDUCATION.* IT is not very long ago since our

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English Education was pro- nounced, in one of the Reports of the School Commissioners, to be "a chaos" and not "a system." Some progress has of late doubtless been made, yet...

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English Eccentrics and Eccentricities. By John Timbs. (Chatto and Windus.)—This is, we suppose, the last work of an indefatigable com- piler, who had a talent for finding odd...

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Men and Manner in Parliament. By " The Member for the

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Chiltern Hundreds." (Tinsley Brothers.)—It is quite right that the personality of the Parliament which is now in the midst of its second session should find its sacer rates,...

Rupert Redmond. By Walter Sims Southwell. 3 vole. (Samuel Tinsley.)—This

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is, we are told, a "Tale of England, Ireland, and America." While he is at home, Mr. Southwell is, we are bound to say,. extremely tedious. The earlier chapters of the first...

One Easter Even. 3 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—When a gentle-

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man with " a low, sensual mouth, and square, resolute chin," who has also "a restless manner, with a habit of casting his eyes about with quick, searching glances," is...