10 JULY 1875

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HE dispute between the Indian Government and the King of T Burnish has been made more intelligible this week, and at the same time more grave, by some telegrams, and an...

The prospects of the Dissolution of the French Assembly are

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rapidly improving. All fractions of the Left, with a moderation rare in French politics, have agreed as far as possible to avoid discussion, that the Dissolution may be hastened...

Mr. Forster replied to Mr. Salt in a speech of

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a good deal of fire, of which we have noticed some of the main points elsewhere. He disclaimed above everything making a party issue of this question, and expressed his belief...

It has been decided that this visit should be a

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State affair or Royal Progress, and be paid for partly out of Imperial and partly • -• out of Indian funds. Mr. Disraeli on Thursday stated in his place that the Prince would...

Mr. Trevelyan's Bill for the extension of Household Suffrage to

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the counties was debated on Wednesday, when Mr. Salt (M.P. for Stafford) moved its rejection, in a rather remarkable speech, in which he did not spare either the present or the...

The proposal, of course, did not pass without opposition. Mr.

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Burt, Mr. Macdonald, and Mr. P. A. Taylor opposed the grant, assigning no reasons, but stating that it would create great discontent among the working-classes. Their speeches,...

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

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The Ministers and Legislature of the Cape Colony do not

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apparently like the proposal to federate the South-African Colonies. They argue, in reply, that the time is inopportune, and are obviously offended that Lord Carnarvon should...

Lord Frederick Cavendish delivered on Tuesday a useful attack on

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legal sinecures, pointing out how many of the officers of the Courts of Law have either little or nothing to do, or else receive very much greater sums for a year of 190 working...

Lord Dufferin, the Governor-General of the Canadian Dominion, who is

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at home for a holiday, was entertained on Wednesday by the Canada Club, and made a capital speech, brimful of confi- dence, and hope, and "go." There is something about these...

It would seem that the Abyssinians have some reason for

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their fear of the Egyptians. The Khedive has been receiving submis- sions all down the Nile Valley, including that of Darfur, and he has now purchased Zeyla, the best port on...

The trial of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, pastor of

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Plymouth Chetfch, Brooklyn, for seducing Mrs. Tilton, has ended without a verdict. The Judge, Mr. _Neilson, only occupied two hours with his charge, which, though incidentally...

Several of the most important Joint-stock Banks appear to have

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suffered rather severely from the recent failures, more especially that of Messrs. Collie. The London and Westminster has declared a dividend of 10 per cent. on the half-year...

The Marquis of Hartington explained his refusal to vote in

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a speech not very consistent with itself, since he first admitted the fitness of the agricultural voter, and then denied it on the ground of insufficient education. He declared,...

The division list shows Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Childers voting

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with Mr. Forster for Mr. Trevelyan's Bill, and Mr. Lowe voting against it, while Mr. Goschen appears to have followed Lord Hartington's example in not voting at all. The...

The Alfonsists, by their own account, have captured the fortress

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of Cantavieja, and driven Dorregaray back across the Ebro. They have also drawn up a Constitution for Spain, by which religious liberty is fully secured, a Parliament is...

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The Church is once more said to be in danger.

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Certainly the storm rages round the ship ; and the crew, or lower clergy, suggest very cautiously protective measures ; while the Upper House, or officers, mildly put by the...

The Ritualist organ has tried to open our eyes to

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the neces- sity under which Mr. Stanton lay of not celebrating the Eucharist in a common surplice, but it is not as lucid as we could wish. Mr. Stanton himself not only...

The most accomplished and the ablest of living economists, Professor

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Cairnes, died on Thursday morning, at the age of fifty- -one, after a most lingering and painful illness of several years. He was, however, much more than an economist, a...

On Monday the Duke of Richmond gave a very disappointing

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reply to Lord Carlingford in relation to the admitted deficiency of Irish training-schools, and the means by which the Govern- ment propose, or rather do not propose, to supply...

There was a Slave-trade debate on Thursday of some import-

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ance. Mr. Hanbury, who called attention to the matter, showed that while we had put down the sea-borne traffic in slaves on the East Coast of Africa, a land-borne trade had...

The Bank of England has reduced its rate to 3

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per cent.

The Astronomer-Royal, Sir George Airy, received this day week the

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freedom of the City of London from the Lord Mayor, and in returning thanks for the toast of his health, made a grace- ful speech, of which it appeared to be the chief object to...

Consols were at the latest date 94-94*.

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THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VISIT TO INDIA. W E do not know that the visit of the Prince of Wales to India will produce any political benefit either to the Empire or to the...

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TIME I T is quite evident that, for the hour, political opinion in England is simply stagnant. Last year Mr. Trevelyan's Bill for extending household franchise to the Counties...

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IT is a pleasure to any true politician to read a speech like that in which Lord Dufferin on Wednesday responded to the congratulations of the Canada Club. That it has in it...

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declaration, but the declarations which he continued to make Now

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doctrines of this kind, coming from M. Buffet, seem to on various subsequent occasions, rather confirmed than relieved us just what was wanted to put the Government in a sound...

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D R. FERGUSSON, certifying Surgeon under the Factory Acts at Bolton, has revived an old and important dis- cussion in a somewhat novel form. Thirty years ago the public was...

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T HE Common-law Barristers in the House of Commons made a dead-set at the Judicature Bill on Monday night, but though they had all the will in the world to mar, they con-...

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BEECHER. D R. PARKER, the Minister of the Congregational Church in London called the "City Temple," must either be a very inconsiderate person, or a very stupid one, or must...

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T HE Duke of Argyll has written a very entertaining and, in its earlier portion, a very graphic paper in the new (July) Contemporary Review, on "Instinct in its Relation to the...

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" THE SECOND DEATH " AND THE CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The almost entire disappearance from current theology of the old intolerable...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The only consolation one has after enduring the lash of your criticism is that the Spectator will not, like some other journals,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 Sra,—Your correspondent "A. K. C." seems to have overlooked the important alteration in the Agricultural Holdings Bill whereby the basis of...

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SIR,—I am surprised to find the question of a twofold authorship• ignored in your review of "Henry Mr. Furnivall tells us that Mr. Tennyson detected Fletcher's hand largely in...


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TRAVELS IN PORTUGAL* MR. LATOUCHE has not suffered so severely at the hands of his publishers as Mr. Rose, whose Untrodden Spain was the most slovenly production of the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—The following is from the Daily Express (Dublin) of this date :— " Tam:sum or NATIONAL SolooL TEACHERS. —Lord Carlingford [in the House...

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ALICE LORRAINE.* MR. BLICKMORE'S hand has not lost its cunning.

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Since we called upon an indifferent public to recognise the merits of Lorna Doone, we know no story which has given us quite the same amount of pleasure as the one before us. We...

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MEMORIALS OF MILLBANK.* IT is proverbially easier to get into

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prison than to get out again.. Our experience has been exceptional, though we have frequently been within prison walls. Our " ticket-of-leave " was an " open- sesame," which...

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Hamlet," bearing the name of the "Murder of Gonzago," is introduced with divers hints that Hamlet has in- serted something in it, or more particularly, if we tie the Prince to...

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WE live in an age which professes to despise the pulpit, but certainly profession and practice were never farther apart, if we may judge from the multitude of human beings who...

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THE Fortnightly is this month perhaps the most readable of the graver magazines, M. Emile de Laveleye contributing an interest- ing paper on the " European Situation," Mr. G....

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A History of the Weald of Kent. By Robert Farley.

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Volume U.,. Parts 1 and 2. (Ashford, H. Igglesden ; London, John Russell Smith.) —Mr. Furley has done so much, has collected so vast an amount of information, that it would be...

Walter's Word. By James Payn. (Tinsley Brothers.)—This is such a

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long story, that when we get to the very romantic and satisfactory denouement at Palermo, we can scarcely believe we began—apparently some years ago—at an equally romantic, but...


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The New Quarterly Magazine, for July. (Ward, Lock, and Tyler.)— The most interesting article in this number is one on "Affonso Henriquez and the Rise of Portugal," by Oswald...

Summer Days in Auvergne. By H. de K. With Illustrations..

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(Richard Bentley and Son.)—A very pleasant little book about the pic- turesque little bath Mont Dore and its neighbourhood, embellished by interesting illustrations. Those who...

Brenda Yorke. By Mary Cecil Hay. 3 vole. (Hurst and

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Blackett.)^ —The heroine Is loved by and loves a man of station superior to her own. As he is a very honourable man, and quite willing and able to overrule all opposition on...

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Diary of the late John Epps, M.D. Edited by Mrs.

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Epps. (Kent and Co.)—The " friends and patients " to whom this volume is dedicated will possibly welcome the 672 large and closely-printed octavo pages of which it consists, but...

The Deceased Wife's Sister, and My Beautiful Neighbour•. 3 vols.

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(Bentley.)—An exceedingly unattractive title almost prevented us from reading this book. It is only fair to say that we are agreeably dis- appointed by its contents. The subject...