10 JUNE 1865

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President Johnson has published an amnesty to the Southern people,

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restoring them to the full rights of property except in slaves, on condition of their taking an oath of fidelity to "the Union, the Constitution, and all emancipation laws and...

M. Thiers on Saturday opened the attack on the Budget

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by a speech in which he proved that the expenditure of France had risen under the Empire from 60,000,000/. a year to 90,000,000/., and the income only from 60,000,000/. to...


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O N Tuesday The 77mes published a long letter from its American correspondent, intended to show that Texas could keep up the struggle against the United States. General Kirby...

It would seem that the Prussian Parliament rejected the vote

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for the Navy from an impression that the Ministry could not be trusted with the meney. They would, it was suspected, manage to employ it on. the Army, dr in furtherance of Herr...

The Princess of Wales was on Saturday safely delivered of

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a second son. Mother and baby were by the latest bulletins doing well.

We have also news by the same mail which gives

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us a clear indication of the President's intentions as to reconstruction, by the policy which he is pursuing in North Carolina. Mr. Holden, who has always been a strenuous...

The election addresses of the week are all rather tame,

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but Mr. G. J. Cayley, who wishes to represent Scarborough, has struck out a new line. His address is a grand advertisemnt of Scarborough. He tells the electors, most of whom are...

The Whitsun holidays have been marked by a terrible accident.

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On Wednesday an excursion train of thirty-two carriages, drawn by two engines, was on its way from Liverpool to Birmingham, when the rails near Rednal gave way. Both engines,...

Another accident which might have been equally serious occurred on

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Tuesday between Salford and Keynsham, near Bristol. The down passenger train had been stopped for the driver to examine his crank axle when the mail train was heard coming up....

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Whitby seems very much inclined to send Mr. George Hudson,

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erst "Railway King," to Parliament again. Whitby, however, is a prudent place, and makes its favour dependent upon conditions. Mr. Hudson is fighting his right to East Cliff,...

Dr. Manning was consecrated second Catholic Archbishop of Westminster on

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Thursday, at Moorfields, with great state. Dr. Ullathorne, the Bishop of Birmingham, and all the Roman Catholic Bishops, except those of Liverpool, Shrewsbury, and Hexham, were...

In answer to Mr. Grant Doff yesterday week, the First

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Com- missioner of Public Works, Mr. Cowper, expressly admitted the claim of the London University, which now examines above a thousand students every year, to a fitting local...

The only evidence at all tending to 'implicate any part

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of the Confederate Government in the assissih s ation plot (except the identity of - Booth's cipher key with that fosnd in Mr. Benjamin's office) is a letter signed "L. W....

Mr. Akroyd has explained to the electors of Halifax why

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he had no delicacy in ousting Sir Charles Wood at Halifax. Sir Charles Wood ought to be made a peer, he says, and leave a vacancy, and if either Lord Palmerston will not make...

The difficulty in. Oude as to the position of the

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talookdars seems to have ended. Sir John Lawrence has published and obeyed Sir Charles Wood's orders, and the inquiry is therefore strictly con- fined to the existence of...

During this scene the Prime Minister charged the Liberals, in

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con- tradiction to the strongest expressions of their report, with caring no- thing for a Prussian navy. Herr von Virchow said that in speaking thus the Minister could not have...

Dr. Blackburn, the man accused of attempting to send over

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yellow fever from the Bahamas by infecting clothes with it and then selling them to the Northern people or soldiers, has been seized and examined in Canada, and the evidence...

Sir Charles Trevelyan's contempt for political economy seems to have

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infected the Legislature of Bengal. That little Council has just passed an`Act for the enforcement of contracts between coolies and planters in Assam which actually fixes a...

In consequence of the capture of Mr. Davis and the

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surrender of the armies east of the Mississippi,. Lord Russell had instructed the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty—even before the news reachedthis country of Kirby Smith's...

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The Paris correspondent of The Times affirms that Senor Eloin

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has been sent to Paris to convince the Emperor that Juarez will obtain assistance from the Union, and to prove that in the event of that assistance being granted it will be...

Punch has made rather dreary fun of a really funny

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incident. A gentleman of Desborough named Riley, apparently a manu- facturer, of good position, has chosen to educate a factory girl to make a wife after his own heart. There is...

The Blakely Ordnance Company, with a capital of 750,000/., in

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231. shares, is announced. It is proposed to purchase the busi- ness at present carried on at Southwark, but which is about to be transferred to a new and more convenient...

An advance of rather more than one-half per cent. has

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taken place in the value of Consols during the week. On Saturday the closing prices were 89+ for money, and 89i 90 for account. Yesterday they left off at 90f for delivery, and...

The .Assam Tea Company will on Tuesday next hold its

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annual general meeting. The report of the directors states that the gene- ral prospects of the workings of the company continue to be of a satisfactory and cheering character....

The sporting world seems alarmed at the victory of Gladiateur,

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and inclined to believe that the French will frequently carry off the " blue ribbon of the Turf." The Southern climate brings on young horses faster, audit will, it is said, be...

The Kaiser seems disposed to concede something to his Hun-

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garian subjects. He has visited the Pesth races, and has announced that he is willing to be crowned there, under his old title as King of Hungary. It appears to be understood...

Prince Jerome has, it is said, taken alarm at the

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tone held by the Emperor towards him, and is making overtures for a reconciliation. He has agreed to await his cousin at Toulon, and offer, it is presumed, some kind of apology...

A new English astronomer, Mr. R. Proctor, of St. John's

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College, Cambridge, who has just published an elaborate book on the planet Saturn, believes Saturn's rings to be not continuous bodies, either solid or fluid, but a multitude of...

The leading Foreign Securities left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Greek Do. Coupons .. Friday, June 2. 211 Friday, June 9. Mesioan 241 241 Spanish Passive •• • • 311 301 Do. Certificates 101 1 51...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :— Caledonian Great Eastern .. Great Northern .. Great Western.. Bridal, June 2. 1331 47 1323 74 Friday, June 9. 134 471 1331 721 Do. West...

The weddings of the Rothschilds are becoming State events and

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the whole family appear to have attained a position some- where between that of peers and princes. The marriage of Miss Eve,li'na de Rothschild, second daugher of Baron Lionel,...

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THE NEW PHASE OF AMERICAN POLITICS. T HE negro is still master of the American situation. Upon every other point the prospects of the Union are suffi- ciently bright, but...

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• MHE Record has got a new interest in the elections. It should be The Record's God,—and what would the Bible say to such blasphemy as this ? The Morning Advertiser, follow- ing...

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T HE elections of August will determine the tone, though not the action, of the Government of this country for the next few years, and the result of those elections will depend...

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W E have not beard the worst of this crash in Bombay yet. Since the failure of Paterson's Darien scheme, we ques- tion if the world has ever seen: a transfer of property so...

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I T is unlucky for France that the task of leading the assault on the Budget always falls to M. Thiers. In the present position of French affairs the budget is perhaps the one...

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I T is a circumstance worthy of being pondered, that in the great movement and struggle in America for the elevation of black and white labourers, whom slavery had degraded, the...

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IT has been said that Sir George Grey was himself to visit the Agricultural Hall at Islington, to form his own opinion on the complaints which have been made in the...

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MHE attention of the public having been directed to the treat- ' ment of the sick paupers in workhouse hospitals, particularly by the case of Daly at the Holborn and that of...


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W E must now turn to that branch of the Hays of Erroll of which the Earls of Kinnoull are the present representatives. WrusAsz, second son of Sir David de HATA, by Helen,...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." Sin,—Almost every election address, as one appears after another, contains some reference to Church-rates. It is evident indeed that the...

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THE INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS. JUDGING from recent elections, the immediate object of the Water-Colour Societies would appear at present to be to augment the...

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MR. J. S. MILL ON FREE-WILL AND NECESSITY.* [THIRD NOTICE.] BEFORE taking leave of Mr. John Stuart Mill's book we must briefly discuss what is perhaps his most interesting...

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WORKS like those which Shirley has produced are becoming more and more rare, and the first feeling of surprise when we do meet with them is not that they should be so uncommon,...

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THAT wonderful organization of volunteer benevolence, the United States Sanitary Commission, has by this time evolved or evoked quite a literature of its own. "Three classes of...

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COUNT MAFFEI'S work forms a most effective complement to that of Mr. Hilton, recently reviewed in these columns. The latter, though far from placing in the background the...

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A Critical History of Christian Literature and Doctrine from the

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Death of the Apostles to the Nicene Council. By James Donaldson, M.A. Vol. I. (Macmillan and Co.)—The author describes his work as an attempt to investigate the authorship of...


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Science de I 'Homm s. Par Gustave Flourens. Premiere Partie. (Bruxelles: Rozez.)—M. Gustave Flourens is the eldest son of the Perpetual Secretary of the Acaddmie des Sciences of...

St. Paul's Epistk to the Galatians. By J. B. L

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ightfoot, Hulsoian Pro- fessor of Divinity and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. (Mac- millan and Co.)—This commentary would have been more attractive in its form, if all...

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Lyrical Recreations. By Samuel Ward. (D. Appleton and Co.)—

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This gentleman seems to be one of the very numerous persons who mistake a taste for literature and love of versification for poetical genius. In consequence he often seems to...

Cosmogony. By Evan Hopkins, C.E., F.G.S. (Longman and Co.)— Another

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pamphlet not so much in refutation of Dr. Colenso, as in defence of Moses and refutation of the geologists and astronomers. These last very competent persons must defend their...

Shoeburyness and the Guns. By P. Barry. (Sampson Low, Son,

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and Marston.)—Mr. Barry calls this a philosophical discourse. A philosophical discourse, he adds, is a true discourse, representing fact as it is, and not as it appears or may...

A Review of the "Vie de JOsus " of M.

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Renan. By J. B. Paton, M.A. (H. J. Tresidder.) —The contents of this volume, which have already appeared in The London Quarterly Review, comprise discussions on the doctrine of...

The English Schoolroom. By the Rev. A. F. Thomson, B.A.

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(Sampson Low, Son, and Marston.)—Men generally choose some subject out- side of their daily occupation on which to dream. Mr. Thomson, however, is a gentleman who takes private...

Modern Scepticism Viewed in Relation to Modern gcience. By J.

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R. Young. (Saunders, Otley, and Co.)—The first half of this book is devoted to refuting Dr. Colenso, the last to examining the scope and limitations of the authority of physical...

Orthodoxy, Scripture, and Reason. By the Rev. W. Kirkus, LL.B.

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(Williams and Norgate.)—In this temperate and well-reasoned essay the author endeavours to show positively what are the doctrines of the Gospel, and in so doing he examines the...

Zulu Land. By the Rev. Lewis Groat. (Trabner and Co.)—The

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author is an American missionary, who spent fifteen years in the colony, of which he has given a very excellent account. Its climate, resources, and natural scenery are all ably...

A Treatise on the Practice of Conveyancing. By W. Whittaker

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Barry, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. (Butterworths.)—There are no law-books in which mare judgment is needed to be successful than Introductory books. The writer...

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Israel in the Wilderness. By the Rev. Charles Foster, B.D.

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(R. lkintley. J —The crotchet that the inscriptions on the Sinaitio rocks were made by the Israelites during the Exodus is one which the author Cannot leave. He tells us that it...