13 MAY 1871

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On Tuesday, Mr. Miall brought forward his motion for the

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application to the English Church of the policy pursued in rela- tion to the Protestant Church of Ireland,—i. e., as it was uni- versally interpreted, for both Disestablishment...

Dr. Ball made the hottest and Mr. E. A. Leatham

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the wittiest speech of the evening, the former, of course, revenging on the Government the crime of the disestablishment of the Irish Church, and the latter filling his speech...

Mr. Mall was ably seconded by Mr. J. D. Lewis

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(M.P. for Devonport), and very feebly opposed by Mr. Bruce, who was un- fortunate enough to say (without meaning it in that sense) that this was "a subject on which no...

Mr. Disraeli's speech was, for him, unusually laboured and feeble,

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and its whole argument was compressed into the remark that nobody thought of disestablishing the State when the State had outgrown the nation, but rather of opening the State to...

Mr. Gladstone on Monday stated the intentions of Government in

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the management of public business. The Local Rating bills are abandoned, and the Licensing Bill is to be cut in two, the police clauses only being retained. The ten years'...

la ii * The Editors cannot undertake to return Afanuscript in any

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Tr HE definitive Treaty of Peace between France and Germany was signed on Wednesday, the 10th inst., but its text has not reached England. It would appear, from a speech made...

The war round Paris still drags on. M. Thiers has

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occupied lay, and the Bretons are said to be camped in the Bois de Boulogne; but no attack has yet been made on the enceinte, and it is believed that the Government waits for...

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M. Thiers has prohibited a meeting of all municipal delegates

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at Bordeaux with threats of arrest. The meeting, which was to have been in the Commune, would, he feared, proclaim itself an Assembly, receive the adhesion of the cities, and...

We recorded last week the arrest of Cluseret, accused of

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treachery or corruption. He was succeeded by General Roesel, formerly an officer of Engineers, and later one of Gambetta's Generals, of whom great hopes were formed. He,...

Of course the House of Commons will reject this and

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the other- kindred amendments, indeed it was hoped they might be struck out again on the third reading in the Lords, having been carried by so miserable a majority ; but this...

The Treaty which is to arrange our difference with America

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has really been signed, though not, of course, as yet ratified by the Senate of the United States or by the Queen. The Times received the text of all the Alabama part of it by...

Mr. Disraeli, in illustrating the evils of disestablishment on civil

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society, referred to the effect of the disestablishment of Catholicism in France, and said that we now had the Arch- bishop of Paris in the dungeons of the Red Republic, while...

The Lords debated the Test Abolition Bill on Monday, when

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Lord Salisbury carried the absurd new test which we criticized last week by a somewhat bare majority, five, the Archbishop of York (Dr. Thomson) and the Bishop of Manchester...

The Archbishop of York made a bold speech, remarking that

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if the most elaborate tests had not prevented infidelity from spreading widely in Oxford, the fragment of a test now proposed could hardly be expected to do so. Tests are not...

Dr. Fraser, the Bishop of Manchester, was quite as bold.

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"He had no fear," he said, "for Christianity ; but he had the greatest fears for the interests of religion if it were subjected to. these objectionable testa." The Bishop of...

Colonel Anson brought up his objection to the Army Bill

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on. Monday night. He wants Government to pay the regulation value of a commission down, so as to give men who do not like- the new Government scheme of promotion the opportunity...

The mistake about the armistice between Versailles and Paris which

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we mentioned last week was not the fault of the Manchester (uardian. Its correspondent telegraphed it as a rumour, and it was the correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette in...

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The meeting of the late Professor De Morgan's friends and

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pupils, held at the University of London on Wednesday, was somewhat divided between its desire to accomplish much and its fear of aiming at something beyond what could be...

Sir John Herschel died at Collingwood on Thursday morning, at

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the age of 79. The son of the discoverer of Uranus and its planets, and himself a practical astronomer of a very high order, Sir John Herschel will probably be remembered almost...

The Belgian Government has reimposed passports, which are also strictly

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required by the French Government, apparently to prevent an influx of Imperialists passing as Englishmen.

Orders have been issued by the Postmaster-General forbidding the repurchase

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of postage-stamps. The postmen steal them, and they interfere with money orders. The object is wise, but the order has been a severe blow to the provincial newspapers, which...

Japan, as we noticed not many weeks ago, is really

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going ahead, and giving up its stereotyped ideas for those which have long been the intellectual circulating medium of the West. We are told that the mint at Osaka was to be...

A case commenced on Thursday in the Court of Common

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Pleas which promises to be a cause célèbre. The plaintiff says he is Sir Roger Tichborne, son of the last baronet, and owner of the Tick- borne estates, worth, it is said,...

The annual meeting for the conferring the degrees of the

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Uni- versity of London was held in the theatre of the new building in Burlington Gardens on Wednesday, Earl Granville, as usual, pre- siding, and Mr. Lowe appearing rather...

The Registrar-General's accounts of the epidemic of small-pox are becoming

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alarming. The deaths in London last week were 288, and the total number for the last quarter were twelvefold for the same quarter of 1869. They were then 400. They are now...

Consols were on Friday 93i to 93f.

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THE CHANCES OF A NAPOLEONIC RESTORATION. A VERY strong opinion prevails in this country, and more especially in London, that the existing struggle round Paris will end, and end...

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1V[ R. MULL and Mr. Leathern represent respectively the statesmanlike and the rhetorical arguments that may be urged for the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church of...

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M have at length the text of the Washington Treaty, or A least of the most important part of it,—so far as it re- cites the principles agreed upon bythe Anglo-American Commis-...

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A NY Government of Great Britain must think first of public business, and the Premier is, therefore, in the right in abandoning many Bills. Business never was in a worse...

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I T is pretty evident that, in spite of the long debates, the Army Bill is to pass. The Government, which it is quite possible sees some dangers ahead unknown to the general...

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Select Committee of the House of Lords on University Tests is much more interesting in relation to Oxford than in relation to Cambridge. The Ox- ford witnesses called were men...

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F EAR is often expressed that the cultivation of art as an end in itself is a thing of the past. Some reproach the artists with having allowed the increased facility of living...

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MHE Rev. T. T. Lynch, of Mornington Crescent Chapel, who died on Monday, was one of the men who seem not to make their right mark on the world. For he was a preacher such as...

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XXV.—OLIVER, LORD PROTECTOR. W E offer no apology for preferring fact to pedantic prejudice, and inserting the name of the Lord Protector, Oliver, among the Sovereigns of...

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DR, 1 : 1 - A MPDEN AND OXFORD FORTY YEARS AGO. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE ISPEOTATOR.1 &n,—We may be grateful to your correspondent " Sexagenarius " 'for his defence of those who...

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A R, T.

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THE WATER-COLOUR SOCIETIES. [SECOND NOTICE.] AIR. ALFRED HUNT'S picture, already shortly alluded to, called. "A Land of Smouldering Fire" (70), is a view of Naples, with...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] STE,—If your correspondent " M.P." should at any future time com- mence the study of the Positivist system which he criticizes, he will find...

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THE SIEGE OF PARIS.* It was observed in these pages not long ago, in speaking of the "Daily News War Correspondence," that the photographic character of such literature,...

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A voLumir from Mr. Lowell's pen is an intellectual feast. There is a pleasure to be derived from the mere flavour of his writing, apart altogether from the subject he may...

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AFTER going from bad to worse in the previous volumes, it is refreshing to find a retrograde movement all in Mr. Dixon's favour. On finishing Vol. III. we sat down with strong...

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A FORTNIGHT ago we noticed the memoir of a trained lady-nurse, introduced to us by Miss Florence Nightingale ; and to-day we have before us extracts from the diaries of two...

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EVERYBODY is talking about the first paper in Blackwood for this month, and everybody is quite right. We do not know that we ever saw anything better in any Magazine, or any...

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The Outbreak of the Great French Revolution, related by a Peasant of Lorraine. By MM. Erckmann-Chatrain. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Rosy. (Bentley.)—We have not compared this...