13 MAY 1865

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The terms excited throughout the North a kind of roar

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of dis- gust which would have cowed Sherman even had he entertained the idea of resisting the President's order. He, however, on find- ing that he had miscalculated his own...

The surrender was preceded by an incident which, but for

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the firmness of the Government, might have involved a catastrophe. General Johnston had asked permission to surrender on the terms granted to General Lee, when Sherman of his...


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THE Confederate power died on the 26th April. On that day 1 General Johnston surrendered to General Grant—or to Gene- ral Sherman under his orders—all the armies east of the...

A very able letter by the Head Master of Rugby,

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the Rev. F. Temple, in Thursday's Times expresses what half the world is thinking on the subject of Reform. He reminds Mr. Lowe that to exclude the millions from all political...

We are reluctantly compelled to omit the number of the

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GOVERN- ING FAMILIES, in order to find room for Mr. Maurice's admirable letter on the duty of clergymen in reference to the elections.

There was a most discreditable scene in the Commons on

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Thurs- day night. The debate was on the second reading of Mr. Villiers's Union Chargeability Bill, which the squires who have "added field to field and house to house until...

The debate on Mr. Baines's Bill adjourned, or rather not

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adjourned but cut short, last week was resumed on Monday night by Mr. Gregory, who made a clever but flippant speech assailing Mr. Mill's proposals, defending fancy franchises,...

Mr. Newdegate proposed the second reading of his Bill arranging

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a compramise about Church-rates on Wednesday afternoon. His proposal is to abolish the rates upon occupiers, and substitute a fixed and low rate upon owners, to be levied like...

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The music-halls have beaten the theatres. The magistrate having decided

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that a ballet was a stage play, Mr. Strange, lessee of the Alhambra, appealed to the Middlesex Quarter Sessions, and the Assistant-Judge and thirteen magistrates of the county...

The Emperor of the French has issued a singular proclamation

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to the Desert tribes of Algeria. He declares that France landed thirty-five years ago to relieve Algiers from oppression, but admires the military honour which induced the Arabs...

The Czar has declared his second son, Alexander, heir to

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the throne of Russia. It is stated in Continental papers that the late Cesarewitch requested the second one to carry out his engagement with the Princess Dagmar.

Owing to Sherman's political blunder or crime,—which is the worse

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to English ears Lord Derby has taught us to doubt, —one of the most guiltyof the original Confederate conspirators has, it seems, escaped. Howell Cobb, the Secretary to the...

Mr. Edwin James, formerly of the English Bar, has become

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an actor, and at the Winter Garden Theatre, liew York, is said to be now impersonating Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet. He can scateely seem born for his part. Friar Lawrence...

Wilkes Booth, the assassin Of President Lincoln, has been shot,

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and Harrold, who attempted to murder Mr. Seward, has been ar- rested, as well as an accomplice whose name is said to be Ashteroth. They had fled, it appears, on horseback into...

Lord Derby has pardoned the Lord Chancellor. Yesterday week, too

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late for our last impression, he made a speech in the House expressing the Tory belief that the Lord Chancellor had no bad motive in his leniency to Mr. Edmunds. He did not...

The Duke of Argyll is to preside at a meeting

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of the British Freedmen's Aid Association at the Westminster Palace Hotel on Wednesday afternoon next, at four o'clock, when Dr. H. M. Storrs, of Cincinnati, will give a...

The International Exhibition at Dublin was opened by the Prince

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of Wales on the 10th inst., amidst an imposing cere- monial. The Exhibition promises to be a success, the building being really magnificent, half stone, half glass and iron, and...

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Mr. Ferrand, a gentleman with a talent for saying things

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other people leave unsaid, has given notice that he intends on Monday to ask the Attorney-General whether the Lord Chancellor called upon Mr. Wilde, Registrar of the Bankruptcy...

The leading Foreign Securities left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :- Greek Do. Coupons Mesioan •• •• Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Ceuta., 1868.. 1862.. Friday, May 5. • 201...

The following were the closing prices of the leading British

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Railways yesterday and on Friday week :— Caledonian Great Eastern Sweat Northern „ Great Western.- Do. West Midland, Gator 1 Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton...

The House of Commons had on Tuesday one of its

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periodical fits of morality. Azeem jah, heir to the late Nawab of the Carnatic, thinks he has a right to a fifth of the revenues of that province. As of all bodies the House of...

Sir John Coleridge writes a good letter (though rather unctuous)

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to The Guardian in favour of Mr. Gladstone's return for the University of Oxford at the next election. "The clergy," he says, "will, I am sure, commit a vital mistake if they...

The Archbishop of Canterbury presided on Wednesday at the literary

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Fund dinner. He made rather a good speech on the in- fluence of the Press in shading off sensation estimates of exciting -events like the Russian plague or the assassination of...

Lord Amberley is in favour of Mr. John Stuart Mill's

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election for Westminster, and ineloses a subscription to his election fund. He expresses at some length and with some pomp his gracious approval of the scheme, and no doubt the...

No further evidence has been produced in the Road murder,

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but it is said Mies Kent will be tried in London instead of Wilt- shire, the venue being changed under the Palmer Act on account of local prepossessions. A section of society is...

On Saturday last Consols left off at 90f for money,

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and 901 for the June account. Yesterday the closing prices were :—For delivery; 901 f ; for time, 89f f ex div. The market during the whole of the week has been very quiet. In...

Mr. Whalley on Tuesday night gave expression to the popular

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feeling in this matter by asking Sir George Grey if he intended to bring in a bill for the purpose of expelling such persons as Mr. Wagner from their livings. Of course Sir G....

The annual meeting of the Universal Life Assurance Society was

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held on Wednesday. The new policies for the year were stated to have amounted to 268,207/., yielding premiums to the extent of 10,843/. The total of the existing assurances was...

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THE WORKING CLASS AND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. T HE greatest debate of the session, brilliant and charac- teristic of our present representative system as it has undoubtedly been,...

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T HE Federal Government has escaped two very serious dangers, and is face to face with a third. On the 19th ult., General Sherman having first arrogated to himself the right of...

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T HE idea of handing Algeria back to an Arab ruler appears to have been postponed, and the Emperor, as the next best course, is trying to act the Arab. In a proclamation of the...

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C ERTAINLY the Peers are a very high-spirited body, only it unfortunately does not seem to be altogether public sfirit. They can, one and all, shrink from the performance of a...

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T HE Tories ought to win at the coming elections, for when there is nothing to do a Tory is the natural person to do it. For the first time since the Reform Bill the Government...

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T HE Pope has chosen at last, and conferred the titular Arch- bishopric of Westminster vacant by the death of Cardinal Wiseman on Dr. Manning, once the Anglican Archdeacon of...

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BANTLNG'S attack on corpulence ought after its first success to have been followed by another on scragginess, and we have always wondered why it was not. More people, we...

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[Faces OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, April 22, 1865. THE first part of my letter by last Saturday's steamer was hurriedly written, amid the horror and the excitement...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] the doing of which trenched upon the sovereignty of the nation. The people are sovereign here, but even their sovereignty is exer- cised...

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E F To TH EDITOR O THE "SPECTATOR." conceptions of our people that have been put forth in Europe SIR,--Some distinguished members of my profession have during the war more...

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May 9, 1865. SzE,—For your damp and dreary attack on me and my magazine I can only offer you my ready thanks ; for, such attacks, so full of malice and so void of meaning,...


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"SPECTATOR." 2 Clarges Street, W., Wednesday. Siit,—I am sorry to find that you re-assert the charge that "there is literally no foundation for many of the incidents which...

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Mn. ARMITAGE never trifles, but he is an unequal painter. This in one of his good years. "Father's Banquet" (422) is the work of a trained artist, and attracts by the largeness...

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THE COURT OF FINAL APPEAL IN ECCLESIASTICAL CAUSES.* Isr this bold little book Mr. Fuller gives battle to the lawyers on their own ground, for though he is in servile bondage to...


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An end at last ! The echoes of the war— The weary war beyond the western waves— Die in the distance. Freedom's rising star Beacons above a hundred thousand graves : The...

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is a family likeness between thole two books. Both of

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them introduce us to some very respectable society, and both aim at ,gratifying the popular taste of the day for excitement, with or without art. So far as it has gone, the...


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Mit. WOODS has rendered a valuable service to all to whom addi- tional geographical knowledge has become the necessity which high cultivation always creates. Men satiated with...

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IT is very difficult to review a book like this. In its way it is excellent, but the way is not the artistic one. An old Australian who has written books and has lived ten years...

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Drill and Manceuvres of Caraby Combined with Horse Artillery. By

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Major-General M. W. Smith, C.B. (Longman and (Jo.)—This volume is written with great clearness, and the fact that it is dedicated by per- mission to the Duke of Cambridge is...


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From Sunday to Sunday. By R. Gee, M.A., Vicar of Abbots Langley, Herta. (Longman and Co.)—This is a sensible little book on the week- day life and duties of a country...

A Latin-English Dictionary. By the Rev John T. White, M.A.,

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of C.C.C., Oxon. (Longman and Co.)—This very serviceable volume is an. abridgment of the well-known "White and Riddle." The bulk has been reduced by the omission of words...

East and West. By Stefanos Kenos. (Trubner and Co.)—This gentleman,

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a Greek, with an extraordinary mastery over the English Language, is not at all satisfied with the terms on which the Ionian Islands were ceded. We do not quite see why the...