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Mr. Ayrton got his opportunity on Thursday night for punish-

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ing Dr. Hooker, and he used it with a delight such as only an intellectual prizefighter knows. Dr. Hooker, in a note to Mr. Gladstone's Private Secretary, had complained of Mr....

The dispute will not end so, however, we fear. Mr.

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Ayrton intimated plainly that he left the letter charging him with evasion to the Premier, and that if Mr. Gladstone did not demand its withdrawal he should resign, and it was...

The French Chamber rose on Saturday, having passed Tariff Bills

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which it detested, and an Army Bill which it did not like, and acknowledged every day that it could not do without M. Tillers. The President of the Republic has gone to...

It is announced officially that the Emperors of Russia and

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Austria are about to pay a visit to the Emperor of Germany at Berlin. The Czar will be accompanied by his heir and Prince Gortschakoff, and the Emperor of Austria by his...


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I N spite of a Keogh debate and a Kew debate, and the Indian Budget, and a grand outpouring of soul about Mr. O'Keeffe, the Members left in town have " rushed " the remaining...

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

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Senator Schurz, the able German who would be President, only

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a President must be a born American, has asked Mr. Greeley to state distinctly his plan of Civil Service Reform. Mr. Greeley, in a very clear reply, says that his only plan is...

The Morning Post of Monday announced that the Lord Chan-

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cellor had placed his resignation in the hands of Mr. Gladstone, but the statement was officially denied on Tues- day as inaccurate or premature. There is no reason except...

Mr. Childers has accepted the Duchy of Lancaster, vacant through

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the appointment of Lord Dufferin to the Governor- Generalship of the Dominion, and the refusal of Mr. Bright, ia the present state of his health, to take office. Mr. Childers...

It would appear from the business notes published in the

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Times that the recent rise in prices, more especially of iron goods, has reached its limit. Dealers are alarmed, and from all sides the report is " no orders." Prices therefore...

A very strange case of libel was tried on Saturday

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last before Baron Martin. The Rev. G. A. Macdonnell, curate at Lower Norwood, married a Mr. H. Jones to a lady who had been divorced from her husband on the ground of adultery,...

The Irish Liberal Members were determined to continue the debate

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on the Galway Judgment, and they did continue it on Thursday without the smallest result, good or bad, to any mortal. Mr. Butt's motion was, of course, rejected by 123 to 26 ;...

The " foot and mouth disease " appears almost as

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formidable to stock farmers as the cattle plague. It does not, it is true, often kill, but it takes value out of the animals often greater than the whole difference between...

It is deuii-officially announced that the French Government has no

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intention of trying to pay the Germans out at once. They probably would not go until their new fortifications were completed. What M. Thiers hopes to do is to pay two milliards...

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Mr. Grant Duff on Tuesday introduced the Indian Budget, in

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a speech which had all the merits and most of the defects of his style. He thinks clearly, and his broad statement that since 1861 the income of India had been £569,000,000, and...

Earl Russell has published a letter in the Times, in

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Which he virtually, on the ground of the necessity of expediting public business, concedes Home Rule. He says :—" It appears to me that if Ireland were to be allowed to elect a...

Mr. Fawcett's speech was an extraordinary exhibition of memory, but

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we do not know that it is entitled to mach other praise. He is right in wishing to surrender the income-tax, which in India is not -objectionable because of its weight, but...

More letters from Dr. Livingstone have been published, with more

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detailed information as to the people among whom he has 'travelled, the sources of the slave trade, and the watershed of the Nile. We can, of course, give no idea of these...

On Saturday last Mr. Monk for the second time raised

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the ques- tion of the right of the Government to accredit an Envoy to the Pope. The debate which followed was only remarkable for a dis- tinct statement by Sir J. Coleridge that...

Mr. O'Keeffe, parish priest of Callan, Kilkenny, was suspended by

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his Bishop—it is said for having appealed to the Law Courts— and on appeal to Cardinal Cullen as Legate the suspension was confirmed. The National Educational Commissioners of...

Consols were on Friday 92f to 92i for money.

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THE PREMIER'S NEXT GREAT WORK. V ERY few people, we suspect, as yet understand the enor- ra6us importance and complexity of the next great task which the Government stands...

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A RUMOUR which ever since the commencement of the Session may be said to have been in the air suddenly took shape this week, and provoked demi-official contradic- tions...

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worse than the Duke. It makes one almost despair of the future of the English Church, to read such a speech as that which the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol on Friday week...

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T HE three masters of Eastern and Central Europe, the Emperors of Germany, Austria, and Russia, with their Chancellors, are to meet in Berlin within a few days, and the...

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has fallen, and in its fall has raised a question of considerable importance as to what we all mean by Constitutional government in the Colonies. As our readers know, Mr. Duffy...

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F OUR hundred years ago, in that fifteenth century which so splendidly continued and almost completed the great work of University-foundation in Germany which the preceding...

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D OES anyone remember a period when patriotic gentlemen of a maritime turn were not perennially anxious about the Manning of the Navy ? And in what we may call ancient days,...

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A VERY curious and dramatic political incident is reported this week from Egypt, to which no one appears to have paid any particular attention. A correspondent of the Daily...

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W E remonstrated a fortnight ago with the public for the panic into which they had been betrayed by the rise in the price of coals, bat there seems to be one point on which the...

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BOURBON NE-LES-BAINS. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] Bourbonne-lea-Bains, Haute Marne. A "GRAND bal " at the Etablissement des Bains here is an amusing aped mole. To our first...

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[TO THE EDITOlt OF THE "SPECTATOR-1 SIR,—The thanks of one so obscure as myself can be of very little importance to you for your recent able and interesting article in the...


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FARM LABOURERS AND THEIR COTTAGES. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sra,—While I heartily agree with all you say in your article in last week's Spectator, on " The Labourers...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] Sin,—The article which appeared

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in your last issue on " Captain Galton on the Efficacy of Prayer," though written with thegeneral spirit of fairness characteristic of your journal, yet it missed some points,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Endeavours like Mr. Galton's

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to reduce prayer to scientific tests have an impreasion of incongruity, even when we do not believe in the efficacy of special prayer, for do not our prayers begin exactly where...


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Stn,—In your notice of the 3rd inst. of Mr. Gallon's argument for the uselessness of prayer, you quote from him without appear- ing to contradict it, that missionary ships,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." the last words of Mr. Maccoll's letter we have surely ft clue to the right solution of all controversy among Churchmen as to the use of the...

[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR"] Sus, — Your reviewer, last week,

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repeatedly gives me a title of his own invention by styling me " Captain." I have never been ha the Army or Navy in my life.—I am, Sir, &c., 42 Rutland Gate, August 4, 1872....

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ZIR, —Will you kindly allow me to correct a misprint in the letter which you were good enough to publish last week ? In the following sentence :—" I very much fear that our...


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CHATTERTON.■ [SECOND NOTICE.] CilarrEnvox's mother's house was full of the old parchments, and certainly these may some of them have been actuallyengrossed by old • Chatterton's...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR "] Sra,—In Lord Hartington'e statement of the views of the Govern- ment on the subject of the Irish Railways, and in most, if not all, of the...

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AUTHORS AT WORK.* Le a series of light and pleasant

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sketches reprinted from one of the magazines, Mr. Pebody gives us glimpses of the habits and characteristics of some favourite authors. Byron and Scott, Moore and Sheridan,...

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THE " Recollections" of Lady Clementine Davies date from about the commencement of this century, and although of no importance in an historical point of view, may fairly claim...

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REF .IGIO US PROGRESS.* If there is one idea which

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may be called central at the present time it is that of development. In the region of politics, where progress is the general watchword, in the sphere of natural science, where...

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Ix 1833 William Cobbett voted against the grant of £16,000 for the maintenance of the British Museum. " For his own part," he said, " he did not know where this Museum was, nor...

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From Feudal to Federal. By J. A. Partridge. (Triibuer.)—The greater

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part of Mr. Partridge's book is devoted to subjects which he describes as "Free Church," "Free School," "Free Trade." The first and second of these interest us chiefly. We find...

The Wicked Woods of Tobereevil. By Miss Mulholland. 2 vole.

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(Chapman and Hall.)—The " Wicked Woods of Tobereevil " were, on a small scale, an imitation of the New Forest of the Norman kings. A certain Paul Finiston, who has made a vast...


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The Recollections and Reflections of J. R. Manche: 2 vols. (Tinsley.) —The book seems to be of formidable size, yet no one should complain of its length. Six hundred pages or so...

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Up in the North. By Thomas Shairp. (Chapman and Hall.)—We

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wish that we had had the opportunity of noticing Mr. Shairp's pleasant little volume before. It is the account of a two months' trip, which took him from Load on to Stockholm,...

Barney Prize in the University of Cambridge for the year

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1870, and must be reckoned as one of the very best of the many excellent produc- tions which have been called forth by this and kindred distinctions at the two Universities. FOW...

New EDMON8, Era—Among these we have to notice The Elements

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of Intellectual Science. By Noah Porter, D.D. (Strahan.)—Dr. Porter, who is President of Yale College, gives here, in a form which makes it suitable as a manual for students at...

Miss Pickering must remember that to be cynical is not

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always to be clever, but condemned by more than one or two capital faults. In the first place, it has some blunders, and to novels of this light sort blunders are fatal. There...


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Dykes (J. 0.), The Beatitudes of the Kingdom, 12mo Ferrier (Miss), Marriage, 12mo.—The Inheritance, 12mo Foreign Office List, 1872, 8vo Fowle (E.), Plain Preaching to Poor...

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On the 5th inst. in her 62nd year, Caroline Ann, widow of the late Richard Colston Phelips, Rector of Cucklington. Somerset, and daughter of the late Sir Hungerford Hoskyns,...