11 NOVEMBER 1871

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Sir Charles Dilke delivered a speech at Newcastle on Mon-

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day against Monarchy, very violent in words and very incon- clusive in argument. His grand objection to the Throne is that it costs money. He believes £100,000 a year is spent...

Mr. Gladstone, besides dilating, as we have elsewhere shown, at

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somewhat unmeaning and painful length on the delightful impartiality and disinterestedness of the English foreign policy or foreign no-policy, made one reference to Sir Charles...

Foriustance, Sir C. Dilke, before he exploded his Republican shell,

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had already, last week, been pleading at Manchester for such a redistribution of seats as would give us something like equal electoral districts. It was, of course, very easy to...

The Lord Mayor's dinner on Thursday was a little stupid.

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Of the Cabinet Ministers, Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Goschen, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Ripon, and Mr. Bruce attended ; Mr. Glad- stone dwelt on foreign affairs, and was consequently...


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T HE accounts transmitted from Paris of the monetary crisis there are not very intelligible, but this much at least is clear. Paper ihas been issued so fast that its value, as...

The uneasiness produced by this state of affairs is so

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great that +rumours of constitutional change are circulated every day. Now it is the Assembly which intends to refuse the franchise to electors under twenty-five,—as has been...

V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Yesterday week Prince Bismarck made an energetic speech in the

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Imperial Ilouse of Assembly (the Reichstag) in favour of a special hoard of six millions for war purposes, which the Emperor could only use for the mobilization of the Army, and...

Mr. C. S. Read addressed the Farmers' Club in Salisbury .

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Square on Monday, on the condition of the agricultural labourer, whom he thought better off than the town workman. lie had fresh air, a cheap house, and a garden which " ought"...

The New York Ring is smashed for the moment. The

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Germane seem to have joined their old friends the Republicans—whom they quitted because the party objected to beersaloons and "pretty waiter girls "—and the Democratic majority...

The new Grand Vizier of Turkey is sending up Turkish

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stocks • by dismissing Turkish peculators. That is very like brushing away gorged mosquitoes; the fresh ones only bite the harder. As • the Vizier cannot control the Caliph, and...

Mr. Bass takes the bull by the horns with a

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vengeance. He told the Derbyshire Licensed Victuallers on Wednesday that a publican's trade was as good as a baker's or butcher's, that more people were killed by overeating...


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4 . 10, , r k l ittet for strengthen- Three Judgeships of the four created by tit, Montague ing the Judicial Committee have been filled up. Sir _ -a Smith one of the Common...

The crisis in Austria cannot be said to have ended,

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though Count Andrassy, Premier in Hungary, has consented to accept the seals of the Foreign Office, and although Baron Kellersperg has succeeded in forming a ministry for the...

The Metropolitan Board of Works wants to borrow two millions

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to effect some improvements in the way of widening thorough- fares and opening one new one from the West End to Shorediteb. The policy of borrowing money for these improvements...

The accounts from Persia are still most disastrous. The Bushire

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correspondent of Messrs. Gray, Dawes, and Co. informs them, from careful observations, that more than two-thirds of the carrying animals of the country have died, and in Fars...

Mr. Jessel did not say much to his constituents at

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Dover, except that he for one should not pander to the wishes of his superiors,— quite a superfluous remark in a politician whose pot weaknesses are to answer his superiors,...

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It is becoming quite evident that nine hours is soon

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to be the recognized length of an English day's labour. The engineer firms have given way everywhere ; even in so out-of-the-world a place as Ipswich ; and all the trades are...

Dr. W. B. Hodgson, the newly-elected Professor of Political and

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Commercial Economy and Mercantile Law in the University of Edinburgh, delivered yesterday week an able and lively inaugural lecture to his course, in which he tried to remove...

Dr. Wilson, of Ayr, one of the Bishops of the

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Scottish Episcopal Church, has been exerting the powers of his office in a very extra- ordinary way,—a way, as unaccountable as it is unusual. The authorities of Glasgow...

The report of the Cambridge Examiners on the examination for

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women above 18 years of age has been published this week, and the Pall Mall, commenting on that report, generalizes it thus,— that the girls do best in those subjects "which...

"Greyfriars Bobby," the Edinburgh dog, who insisted on sleep- ing

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for (we think) ten years on his master's grave, is to have a red granite monument erected to him, at the expense of Lady Burdett Coutts. It is to be a drinking fountain for...

Consols were on Friday 93 to 93k.

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A telegram received on Monday announces a singularly dramatic event.

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It appears that the whales have discovered that the pur- suit of the whalers is too hot, and they have retreated into the Arctic ocean, and even, it has been recently reported,...

The Tichborne case was resumed on Tuesday at the Mid-

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Alesex Sessions House, and all the old interest in it and the old irritabilities in connection with it at once revived. The claimant's funds appear to be giving way, as Mr....

We have a sort of impulse to protest against the

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way in which the murderer of the late Justice Norman was executed in Calcutta. He was hanged, and his body then burned by low-cage men, the object of the second operation being...

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SIR CHARLES DLLICE ON THE THRONE. T HE inopportuneness of Sir Charles Dilke's address to the people of Newcastle is not, we think, the principal objection to his speech, or...

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N OT even the most sincere admirer of the Prime Minister can find his speech at Guildhall on Foreign Affairs valuable or luminous. It confirms an impression which his references...

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T HE Government has had to pay very dear for an injudicious bit of economy. The Ministry determined last year to terminate a great and increasing scandal by appointing paid...


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T HE German Imperial Government proposes to lay up in hard cash a treasure of forty millions of thalers (about £6,000,000 sterling) in a war-chest, and to provide that it shall...

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P EOPLE, Peers more especially, should read Mr. George Potter's speech in the Contemporary Review on the first clause of the " New Charter," the Seven Points of Mr. Scott...

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rpm recent enactment of the Brazilian Government with regard to the Slave population of the Empire has been described in some quarters as an act of emancipation, but if it is...

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I r Mr. Browning or Mr. Buchanan,—we are not sure that in thiss particular case Mr. Buchanan might not be the better fitted for the task, as he is evidently an A.B. seaman as...

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OME one, presumably a Missionary from the Madras 0 Presidency, but certainly a scholar and a philanthropist, has published in the Cornhill Magazine a paper on Dravidian Folk-...

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D R. PETERMANN;the eminent German geographer, has just announced a very interesting discovery. It will be in the knowledge of most of our readers that during the last two or...

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CALIFORNIA. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] September 18. You will long ago have heard that California has suddenly, decisively, and a little unexpectedly given the Republican party a...

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THE NONCONFORMISTS AND ENDOWED SCHOOLS.. sro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,-Iu the midst of the more exciting topics raised in the Rev. J- Jenkyn Brown's letters, and in...

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(To rims EDITOR or TUE "SPLICTATORI Sin,—The importance of the question will, I hope, induce you to admit another comment, taking a different line from your own, upon Mr....

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HMO& OF TIm SPEOTITOR:'] SIR, —Your correspondent, " A Member of the Sat-Committee," has. contributed an interesting item of information to the history of the proceedings of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TRU "SPROTATOR.1 SLE,-A correspondent, writing in the Spectator of the 28th ult., ventures to affirm that your definition of a Wesleyan postman's duties "is...

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DR. NEWMAN'S ANGLICAN ESSAYS.* THESE essays of Dr. Newman's were almost all of them written and published while he was still a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and a member of...


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HUMAN LIFE. A LITTLE child, with her bright blue eyes, And hair like golden spray, Sat on the rock by the steep cliff's foot As the ocean ebbed away. And she longed for the...


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of a correspondent in last week's Spectator re- specting the recent American fires, suggests the inquiry whether the rapid development of the fire at Chicago and the...

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IT is curious to trace the course of the ploughshare of civilization as it penetrates into some hitherto little-known country, and to watch those who follow that plough as they...

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have too long delayed our notice of this interesting and, in its character, very original work. Mr. Ferguson has supplied the English public with one of the earliest...

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THE Fortnightly for this month is full of valuable, though slightly heavy papers, of which the one most widely read will be Mr. Fawcett's attack on the present position of the...

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Historical Illustrations of the Old Testament. By the Rev. G. Rawlinson. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.)—This is a handy volume, in which Professor Rawlinsou...

The M - orrices ; or, the Doutitful Marriage. Dy G. T.

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Lowth. 8 vols. (Hurst and Blaokott.)—Mr. Lowth's story might have been told without much difficulty, or the loss of any material part of the nine hundred odd pages which he has...

A. Bible Dictionary. Edited by the Bev. Charles Bolden, M.A.

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(Moson.) — This is intended as a volume of what is called " The Haydn Series," to which belong " The Dictionary of Dates " and "The Dictionary of Biography," both of them very...

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The Accounts of the Churchwardens of the Parish. of St.

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Michael, Cornbill. Edited by W. H. Overall.—A handsome volume, containing much curious and interesting matter, which wo owe to the enterprise and liberality of Mr. A. J....

Edith. A Novel. By O. A. Leo, {Tinsley Brothers.)--One of

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the books one wonders why anybody wrote, and wonders still more if any- body will road ; very harmless, - very tame ; the story, with its very un- original plot of the wrecked...