14 OCTOBER 1865

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" Respectability " in England is becoming as exclusive as

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ever aristocracy was in France. A correspondent of the Times quietly urges Mr. Cowper to expel all seedy, ill-dressed, ill-bred raga- muffins from the parks, and the journal...

The first formal indictment brought against Mr. Jefferson Davis for

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incapacity by the Confederates whom he ruled for four years has been published in Harper's Magazine by Colonel Jordan, formerly chief of General Beauregard's staff. It is...

A clique of Prrss;an nobles have presentel the ex-King of

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Naples with a shield, representing him as an apostle of legitimacy putting to flight all kinds of revolutionary demons. Such a shield should have at least a poetic name,--may we...

The philanthropists are almost as dangerous to freedom as the

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Bonapartists. Dr. Lankester, in his paper on sanitary reform read before the Social Science Association, evidently longs for precautions as strict as the Levitical rules against...

A correspondence between Spain and Austria on the recognition of

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Italy has been published,—it is said at the instance of Napoleon. Count Mensdorff, it appears, remonstrated against that step as a breach of a tacit agreement, as a concession...


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T HE recent correspondence between Mr. Adams and Earl Rua- sell on the American claims for the losses caused by the escape of Confederate cruisers from our ports is discussed in...

President Johnson has taken, it is said, the most democratic

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step of his reign. He has recalled General Palmer, the officer who " ran " the slaves out of Kentucky, from that State, and has restored its self-governing powers before slavery...

The Church Congress at one of its latest sitting discussed

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the question of the Protestant Establishment in Ireland, or rather we should say, expounded at great length one side of that question, repu listing all the obvious and most just...

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The Emperor Maximilian has issued a decree stating the terms

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by which immigrants will be encouraged to settle within the empire. Every immigrant will be entitled to a free grant of land with an immutable title, will enjoy religious...

A disgraceful catastrophe is reported from Calcutta. On the 19th

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August the Eagle Speed quitted Port Canning for Deme- rara, with 300 men, 93 women, 63 children, and 39 infants on board. She had passed the Roy Mutlah Sands, when the cable...

Sir Samuel Bignold, formerly Tory member for Norwich, on Wednesday

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made a singular statement to the Eldon Club of that city. In 1852 he went up to London on behalf of his constituents to inquire of Mr. Disraeli whether, if the Tories continued...

There has been a lull this week in the proceedings

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against the Fenians, but arrests have continued, and so has the panic among the landlords. It is said that the whole British army would not suffice to meet the demands for...

Allen's Indian Mail seems to think it a certainty that

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a son of Calcraft's has been admitted into the Indian Civil Service, and is very much inclined to turn him out again. A man with such a descent must of necessity, it thinks,...

A County Lyceum for Surrey was opened on Thursday, at

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Crauley, a place between Guildford and Horsham. It is in- - tended, like the one at Framlingham, to afford to lads of the middle class the advantages of a public school. The...

The Congress also talked about " preaching " in the

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usual vague way. The Dean of Canterbury thought the text might sometimes come in the middle instead of at the beginning, to make the sermon a little less formal ; the Rev....

Napoleon and Count von Bismark met at Biarritz this week.

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According to one account the interview was not very satisfactory, and the Prussian Minister was rather neglected during his stay, but the semi-official Provinzial Correspondenz...

Several journals have noticed the neglect shown by the Court

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to Prince Victor Amadeus, the son of the King of Italy, with dis- approval. The Prince only this week was admitted into Windsor Castle, which is under repair, and shown the...

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Dr. Chapman has had an opportunity of trying his treatment

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of cholera by applying ice-bags to the spine at Sou"tanapton, and reports the result of the method in six bad cases, in all of which the coldness of the limbs had Bet in, in an...

The last mail from America brings clear evidence that three

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at least of Sir John Franklin's companions were alive as late as 1854. Captain Hall, the Arctic explorer, has written to a friend in Nev York to communicate several most...

Mr. Hughes, M.P. for Lambeth, made a bold attack on

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the 'domineering _habits of Trades' Unions in the Social Science Con- grese at Sheffield,—on their unfair attempt to dictate to non- unionists, their opposition to machinery,...

Dr. Pusey declared himself at the Congress against pews, and

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told a story of a church where the mere substitution of open seats for pews filled the church, which had been previously almost .empty. If the exclusiveness of pews be really so...

The leading Foreign Securities left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :- Friday, Ootober 6. Friday, October 13. 19 7 25 29 1 44 71 74 48 The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and on Friday...

We are happy to perceive that Sir George Grey has

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appointed Professor Masson, editor of Macmillan's Magazine, to the chair of Rhetoric in Edinburgh vacant by the death of Mr. Aytoun. His most formidable competitor was Dr....

The Saturday Review is getting violent, which is not only

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a pity in any paper, but especially a pity for the Saturday. Hitherto its strong point has been pococumntism and calm Sadducee charity. But recently it has raged furiously and...

The market for Home Securities in the early part of

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the week was decidedly firmer, and an improvement took place in prices. On Saturday last Consols left off at 88 k, for money, and 89 to 89f for account. On Thursday the...

Archbishop Cullen thinks that the object of the cattle plague

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is to punish the modern "cattle worship." We are so devoted to horses, sporting dogs, and other animals, that more than any previous generation we forget men, and so the cattle...

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MR. BRIGHT AND THE TENANT-FARMERS. T ENANT-FARMERS and Mr. Bright—that is an ominous conjunction for landlords. We have often wondered that the member for Birmingham, who...


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I T seems strange that the energy which characterizes the management of our great journals has not induced some of them to send special correspondents out to the Southern...

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T HE correspondence between Mr. Adams and Lord Russell on the question of compensation for the damages in- flicted 'by the Alabama and her consorts on the commercial marine of...

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O F all political symptoms on the Continent the most dan- gerous is the discord, or rather divergence, between patriotism and liberal feeling. It is manifest everywhere, and...

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A LL rumours from Central Asia converge on the statement that the Russians have either occupied, or are immedi- ately about to occupy, Samarcand. Whether the invaders have been...

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T HE Archbishop of Canterbury has put forth a brief prayer for relief from the cattle plague and cholera, the theology of which has been severely criticized in the Daily News by...

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A CONVICTION of the sanctity of human life is probably ja- il. stinctive, though not equally diffused among all races, the Mongolian lacking what the Egyptian had in excess, but...

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MHE maintenance of the Slave Trade from the West Coast of 1. Africa depends upon a chain of circumstances, the severance , -of one link of which would be sufficient to effect...

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MILE MIIRRAYS or MORAYS have a pedigree resting on charter 1 evidence, which traces their descent from a Fleming of the name of FRESKLN, who obtained from David I. the lands of...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, September 29, 1865. IF it were not that I set a higher value upon the Spectator than upon any other paper I know of, these letters...

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MISS BERRY'S MEMOIRS.* TILE defect of this book is its mass. We expect memoirs to be garrulous, but fifteen hundred octavo pages of diary, letters, and gossipy memoranda are a...

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Tars is not quite so exciting a work as How I Managed nay House on Two Hundred Pounds a Year, and has consequently only reached its "tenth thousand," while the earlier book has...

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his preface to his dictionary, says, that "every other author may aspire to praise ; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach." In his own case the observation was...

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TIIEItE is a refreshing feeling in getting back from the complicated sensationalism of the present day to the more simple and natural horrors of Mrs. Radcliffe. We have no...

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MURRAY'S HANDBOOK FOR RUSSIA.* Two books may be said without

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exaggeration to form the English- man's library,—the Peerage when he is at home, Murray when he travels. But though our weekly and even our daily-and-monthly satirists tell us...

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The Book of Prophecy. By George Smith, LL.D., F.A.S. (Long- imans.) — This book is supposed to contain a proof of the plenary inspira- tion of the Holy Scriptures, and a...

Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln. Compiled by G. W.

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Bacon. (Sampson Low; Bacon.)—This volume contains a variety of useful matter. We have a biography of the late President, the programmes of the different political parties before...

Uncle Clive. By "C. A. M. W." 1 vol. (Newby.)—The

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effect of this story is as if Mr. John Parry and the Warden of Saekville College, or some other High-Church luminary, should combine to give an entertain- ment. The scene of the...

Songs of the Seasons for My Children. By Thomas Miller.

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Illustrated. (William Tegg.)—Very pretty songs, very prettily illustrated. It is not often children have such really pleasant linos written for them as many of these. For...

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Rationalism and Revelation. (Longman.)—The anonymous author of this little pamphlet

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wishes to enforce the distinction between faith and reason. Faith is concerned with the spiritual, reason with the natural ; by the former we obtain knowledge of God, by the...

Sophy Laurie. By W. C. Hazlett. 8 vols. (Maxwell.)—This can-

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not be called a successful novel. There are some signs of force in the writing, and one or two of the characters are well conceived, but exaggeration and grotesqueness are the...

Historical and Philosophical Essays. By Nassau. W. Senior, Esq. 2

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vols. Vol. L (Lingman.)—We have here four able essays on the national characteristics of France, America, and England ; the law of nations ; political philosophy ; and the...

advise our readers not to care who did it. The

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people are uninter- esting, the humour coarse, and the incidents unnataraL We have an insipid heroine that everybody turns out to be in love with, and two vul- gar groups whose...