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The debate on Indian Finance was finished on Tuesday, and

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after an unexpectedly able speech from Mr. J. K. Cross, member for Bolton, Mr. Gladstone spoke, at last. His speech, however, was a little disappointing. It was most dignified...

The "golden wedding" of the Emperor of Germany, that is,

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the fiftieth anniversary, was celebrated on Wednesday in Berlin with extraordinary pomp. The Czar had sent excuses, the Grand Duchess Marie Paulovna being ill, and the Emperor...

The unfortunate proposal of the French Government to prosecute M.

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Paul de Cassagnac for his articles in the Pays brought on another disgraceful scene in the French Chamber on Monday, in which the Bonapartists were not the only offenders. M....

The Prince of Orange, heir-apparent of the Netherlands, died in

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Paris on June 11th. Many years ago this unhappy Prince quitted Holland, openly declaring that he detested his country and the prospect of reigning over it, and went to Paris,...

Mr. Goschen in the debate confined himself to silver, making

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a speech of really astonishing knowledge and intelli- gence, which it is quite impossible to condense. We have not read for years such a contribution to Indian finance, and...


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1V0 - „i1itel1igence of importance has arrived from Zululand this 11 week, the great army in South Africa still waiting until Lord Chelmsford can make up his mind what he shall...

%IP The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in. any

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Mr. Chamberlain nearly carried on Wednesday a very im- portant

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Bill. He believes that the working voters often cannot vote till evening without losing a day's wages, and proposed that the hours of polling should be extended from 8 a.m. to 8...

On Wednesday, Mr. Justice Mellor took his leave of the

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Bench and the Bar, after an unsullied judicial career of seven- teen years, in which his legal capacity was never impugned, and his character for patience, forbearance, and the...

The Government is losing its temper. There is some reason

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to fear that the British troops in Zululand, remembering that their comrades were all slain at Isandlana, and that many must have been slain when wounded, have occa- sionally...

The Turks appear to be incurable in their treatment of

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the Eastern Christians. A well-known correspondent of the Guardian declares that the Bulgarians in Turkish Roumelia are constantly beaten, and even murdered, by armed Turks,....

Yesterday week also, the First Lord of the Admiralty, Mr.

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W. H. Smith, met at dinner at Bury St. Edmund's a number of the Con- servative landowners and politicians, amongst whom it was form- ally intimated that he is about to take up...

General Richard Strachey has addressed another letter to. the Times

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on the Indian famine taxes, in which he certainly shows that Sir John Strachey, Financial Member of Council, did not promise to form an Insurance Fund out of his new resources,...

Lord Granville attended yesterday week a meeting at Wolver- hampton,

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assembled on the occasion of the unveiling of a com- pleted statue of Mr. Charles Pelham Villiers, the veteran Free- trader and veteran Member for Wolverhampton, which he has...

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On Tuesday died, at North Stoneham, near Southampton, the Rev.

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Canon Frederick Beadon, in the 102nd year of his age. He was born in London in December, 1777, and would con- sequently have been 102, if he had lived to the end of this year....

Mr. Gladstone is too easily "drawn." A letter appears in

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yesterday's papers from Mx. Thomas Russell, writing from Haremere Hall, Hurst Green, Sussex, explaining that he had asked Mr. Gladstone concerning the truth of a rumour pre-...

Dr. Dollinger has hitherto shown himself to be a prudent

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and. reticent controversalist, exposing himself to much fewer attacks from his assailants in the Church he has abandoned, than those assailants were eager to have directed...

At the public dinner on the prize-day and speech-day of

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Merchant Taylors' School,—Wednesday last,—the Chinese Am- bassador made a speech on the purely relative character of Con- servatism and Liberalism, remarking that though the...

Mr. Gladstone made a very good educational speech at Mill-

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Hill School on Wednesday, in one part of which he illustrated the difference between filling boys' minds with information and educating those minds, by the difference between...

The Dissenters and Voluntaryists are unfortunately not the only section

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of the community who are doing all in their power to get up an agitation against the O'Conor Don's Irish Univer- sity Bill. The Conservative Protestants,—including Mr. Holt,...

Consols were on Friday 97i to 97i ex. div.

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IN his speech yesterday week, at Bury St. Edmund's, the Eh st Lord of the Admiralty, Mr. W. H. Smith, apologised, with that modesty which is one of his many titles to political...


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THE GOLDEN WEDDING AT BERLIN. .E NOUGH of pens are hymning the grandeur of the Berlin ceremonial of Wednesday, and we will venture to say, amidst the chorus, a word on the...

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A V E have some right to claim to be heard by Agrarian I V reformers in Ireland, even by those of the most extreme wing. Throughout the discussions on the Land Act the Spectator...

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T HE Pall Mall's teachings on finance are a study in them- selves. Not many months ago we were instructed on the truth of the Egyptian situation, and in relation to Egyptian...

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provokes and mystifies outsiders in discussions on raising soldiers, is that the experts never advocate ordinary methods of recruiting, and never tell us frankly why they do...

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T HERE is no European country as much visited, as well known physically, morally as little known, as Switzerland, —and yet none that more deserves to be known. Its small stage...

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I T is one of the misfortunes attendant on English methods of legislation that we seldom reach any reasonable and permanent mean until we have made trial of both extremes in...

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W E have always recognised that amongst those moralists of our day who adhere to what is called the Positive,— which means the Negative,—school, the school which finds the...

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“T ARTUFFE," as the play which, after Hamlet, everybody is supposed to know best, has come to be called, so ex- clusively, that its real title, L' Impostenr, is not even added,...

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MR. WEMYSS REID'S DEFENCE OF LORD DERBY. ETo THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR."] Sra,—It seems to be generally assumed that Mr. Wemyss Reid's article on Lord Derby in this month's...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.') SIR,—Will you allow a reader who warmly sympathises with your general view of Mr. Browning's last book to record a pro- test against a...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF TEE SPECTATOR.") SIR,-I observe in your interesting and otherwise fair article on "The Scottish Churches and their Assemblies," the following sentence, on the...

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[" The Central News Agency states, that in consideration of the gallantry displayed by the non-commissioned officers and men at Rorke's Drift, the issue has been sanctioned of...


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A DEAD TREE. THE field with buttercups is Cloth of Gold, Beneath the burning blue; The tender tree-tops their last leaves unfold, And find their dreams are true. Yes, it is...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [FOURTH NOTICE.] WE will, in this article, sketch, as briefly as possible, the sub- ject and scope of some of the pictures which attract notice in passing...

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THE LITERATURE OF NORTHERN EUROPE.* Jr Southey's statement be true that a reviewer should have at least as much knowledge of the given subject as the author upon whom he...

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herself to illustrate in a novel the very important subject of the necessity of definite occupation for girls. In her last story, Bonnie Lesley, which we noticed some months...

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[FIRST NOTICE.] IT 18 with great pleasure that we introduce this work to the - notice of our readers. It is an attempt to subject the Eschato- logy of the New Testament—i.e.,...

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OF the three great branches of the profession of the Art of healing, the greatest progress has, no doubt, been made of late in that of Surgery; but it is not, perhaps, too much...

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COLERIDGE, in planning the arrangement of the Eacyclopcedia Metropolitana, proposed that the part allotted to history should be written in the form of biographies of the great...

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Religious Strife in British History. By the Hon. Albert Canning.

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(Smith, Elder, and Co.)—The author desires apparently to illustrate the truth of Christ's words, "I came not to send peace, but a sword," from the history of our own country,...

prised to read this heading as the present writer was

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when, coming to the end of the volume, be found that Mr. Russell, of whom he knew only by general report, is alive. Writing memoirs of the living is a practice not exactly...

periodical is an enterprise which ought to be known to

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every man of science, if not to every man of business and letters. Dr. Hildebrandt undertakes to compile every month a complete consolidated index to or fifty of the principal...


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Aunt Judy's Magazine.—May and June Numbers. (George Bell and Sons.)—These are particularly interesting numbers. We are unable to criticise the nautical details and phraseology...

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Dickens's Dictionary of London. (C. Dickens.)—This will prove a handy

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book, not only to visitors to, but to residents, in the metropolis. As an example of the scope and variety of its contents, information is given on the same page as to the...

We have received English Analyses of French Plays, now being

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represented at the Gaiety Theatre by the Comedie Francaise (Figaro Office). The analyses, which are conoise, will afford the spectator unacquainted with the French language a...

Messrs. De la Rue and Co.'s "Improved Pocket Chess-board, with

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Chessmen complete," appears in a somewhat more perfect form than 'before, the dies for the chessmen having been improved and the edges of the cards more sharply cut. These...

NEW EDITIONS. — We have received second editions of Gaddings with a

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Primitive People, by Mr. Bailie Grohman, 2 vols. (Remington and Co.), a book of which we spoke very favourably when it first ap- peared; and also of Miss Veley's very clever and...

Among magazines and serials for June we have received No.

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2 of Gr osvenor Notes and No. 5 of Academy Notes, edited by Henry Blackburn (Chatto and Windus), being continuations of the two handy and useful series of illustrated art...

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LONDON: Printed by JOHN CAMPBELL, of No. 1 Wellington Street.

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In the Precinct of the Savoy, Strand In the County of Mid Wises, at 18 Exeter Street, Strand; and Published by him at the SrsvrAros" 07110e, No. 1 Wellington Street, Stmni,...