14 OCTOBER 1871

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T HE week has been, in its way, not uneventful. Chicago, the great capital of Illinois, has been burnt nearly to the ground, by a fire which occurred on Sunday night, from the...

The great Chicago fire, which broke out in the midst

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of a southerly gale, on Sunday evening,—in a city that ought indeed to have been well supplied with water, for it bordered upon the great lake of Michigan, but chiefly built of...

Count Benedetti's apology, called 44 Ma Mission en Prusse," so

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far vindicates his character as a diplomatist that it shows him to have been quite alive to the policy of Prince Bismarck, and to have anticipated with some emphasis iu 1869 the...

The curious treaty with the artizan class, said to have

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been ori- ginated by certain Conservative peers, and of which wo have dis- cussed the drift in another column, was brought to light in the Telegraph of Thursday, but was not in...

The elections of the Conseils-Gadraux seem to show that there

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will be in these Councils a great majority of Conservative Re- publicans, that is, of partizans of the existing regime, amount- ing to something like three-fifths of the whole...

* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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Tire over-issue of paper currency in France has been so

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great that now, when confidence is returning, gold is at a premium of something not much under 2 per cent.,—tnore exactly, between 17 and 18 per thousand. While the discredit...

This day week, simultaneously with the publication of the groans

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of our weekly contemporaries and ourselves over the apparently widened breach between the masters and the men at Newcastle, carne the news that the strike was over and the...

On the great war of 1870-71 Mr. Baxter had little

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but rejoic- ings almost amounting to exultatiou to express. The French defeat was a result of French frivolity and laxity of character ; the German victory was the legitimate...

The French Home Secretary, M. Lainbrecht, died this dee , week

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at Versailles, While dressing, from aneurism of the heart. lie was a civil engineer by profession, and politically a moderate who knew how to be courteous to opponents ou either...

Mr. Baxter, the Secretary to the Treasury, and M.P. for

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the Montrose Burghs, addressed his constituents at Arbroath on Wednesday night in a very unfortunate speech,—sore towards his many critics, contemptuous towards Franco, and in...

On Thursday Mr. Baxter also made a speech to others

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of his constituents at Brechln, in which he addressed himself to the -charge brought against him of false economy, which he repelled with great acerbity. He went very deeply...

The Education address of Mr. Baiues, M.P. for Leeds, read

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at the Social Science Association this day week, was probably the most practical, and after Sir John Pakington's bid for Working- Class votes, the roost important,, of the...

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The Bishop of Lincoln (Dr. Wordsworth); who, as Bishop of

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'the diocese, presided at the Congress, and delivered the opening address, was rather drearily eloquent. His chief theme was the old one of the duty of preaching the truth in...

The Church Congress at Nottingham appears to have been a

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very demure affair, of which perhaps the only real interest was the Bishop of Manchester's manly sermon at the opening, and manlier speech at the public meeting intended for the...

The Archbishop also suggested the desirability of adopting shorter forms

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of service for daily service in the churches, and hinted that he hoped the revision of the translation of the Athana- sian Creed might end in showing that the damnatory clauses...

The Archbishop of Canterbury made some very sensible remarks to

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his Archdeacons and Rural Deans last week, which have only been published this week, and which, as usual, betray the pm- -dent statesman at least as much as the religious...

A very unusual kind of murder was committed last Sunday,

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and discovered on Wednesday, a murder of his wife by the Rev. John Selby Watson, MA., a clergyman, and apparently a man of ability and learning, who has edited classical...

Those whom the visit of Keshub Chunder Sen to this

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country taught to take an interest in the religious fortunes of the Brahmo Somaj will find a very interesting and lucid exposition of the somewhat tangled question as to the...

At the Working-Class meeting the Bishop made an appeal to

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the working-class to judge the clergy, Bishops and all, as men,— men of just the same kind of infirmity and tempers as other people,—and not to believe that the 20,000 Anglican...

Consols were on Friday 92i to 92i.

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MR. DISRAELI'S FLANK MARCH. W E have had this week a great political revelation. Mr. Disraeli has been proposing to himself to outflank the Liberals by carrying out, or trying...

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N O doubt it is new to the Dissenters to feel the flush of dictatorial arrogance. Though they have long been influential, they have hitherto been influential with Liberal...

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T HE historical use of the present disturbance in the money market will be to advertise the magnitude of the tribute which the German conquerors have imposed on France. Since...

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A BOUT twelve months ago the licensing Magistrates of Middlesex quite unexpectedly made a raid upon two notorious places of public amusement. Long toleratioh had rendered the...

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N OT often does a soldier of Sir John Burgoyne's mark live through nearly a century ; for if " men age fast on the battle-field," they also die there ; and if they do not die in...

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.111IIE fearful event at Chicago, which caused the death probably of hundreds, the impoverishment of at least some forty or fifty thousand people, who, no doubt, supposed...

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T HE meeting at Leeds for the furtherance of a genuine Uni- versity education for women may, we hope, result in the speedy subscription of the few thousand pounds necessary for...

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T T was not entirely the fault of readers and speakers at the first evening session of the Church Congress, on Tuesdaylast, that the subject for discussion did not receive...

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AMONG THE RUINS OF PARIS. [nom A. CORRESPONDENT.] SIR,-I had not been in Paris for three years. My last memory of it was the scene as I strolled from the Bois de Boulogne...

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THE BAPTIST UNION AND NATIONAL EDUCATION. [TO Ills EDITOR OF TRH “SPECTATOR:] Siat,—Iu the last number of your able journal you noticed the resolutions on Education passed at...

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ITO 'MK EDITOlt OF TR& " SPEOTAT0R,1 Sin,—May I mildly suggest that you would be still fighting " for the strict equality of Dissenters with Churchmen" if you were " stoutly "...

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GEORGE SAND ON THE LATE WAR.* THE title of this interesting volume on the war which Madame Dudevant (George Sand) has published is not quite exact ; the book would have been...


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[TO TH8 EDITOR OF THEI " BMWTOR. "] Sin, — " A Traveller," who figures in the Spectator of the 7th current, has evidently been dreaming on the Rigi. I am also apprehensive that...


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[TO THS EDITOR OF THS SPEOW.TOR."] Srn,—My attention has been directed to an article in your issue of the 7th inst. on the subject of the opening of this college by Earl...


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[TO TIIII EDITOR OF TRH " STROW.TOR.1 Stu,—I agree with you that the abolition of monarchy among us would be a national misfortune, and also that the usefulness, if not the...

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Dr. Ewing's Present-Day Papers on theological questions contains quite as much as is valuabie as either of its pre- decessors, if not more. Perhaps the most remarkable are Mr....

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=sr arosacmj IT is very necessary, if the welfare in our colonies of the large bo . dy of labourers included in the term " coolie" is to be secured, that the interest of the...

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THROUGTIOUT the history of the Catholic Church, for as long at least as it controlled the - spiritual life of Christendom, there was a remarkable identity in the intellectual...

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DIE world has seen many greater men than Cicero, but few more eminent, very few indeed, if one may make a collective estimate of his eminence in many departments of life. He was...

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The British Qsarterly Review. October. (Hodder and Stoughton.)— This number possesses a more than usual variety of interest, and, as we have not been ill-pleased to find, loss...

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Here and There in England. By a Fellow of the

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Society of Anti- quaries of Scotland. (J. R. Smith.)—Surely our " antiquary " gives his experiences somewhat hastily and at random. " On Christmas Day," he says, every place,...

The Family Guide to Brussels, By J. R. Scott. (Stanford.) — This

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book is not a " Guide " in the ordinary sense of that word, i.e., it does not describe the sights of the place, but it gives all the information which is required by persons...

John IVoolman, by Dora Greenwell (Kitts), is the story of

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a life singularly self-devoted and pure, told by one who is capable of a pro- found sympathy with the spirituality which was the essence of it. John Woolwan was a "Friend," born...

The St. Pauls for this month is of loss than

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average interest, the best paper by far being Mr. Procter's on the curious spectroscopic discovery that the atmosphere of the planet Uranus is chiefly composed of hydrogen, —so...

The Practitioner, for October, a Monthly Journal of Therapeutics. Edited

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by Francis E. Anstie, M.D. (Macmillan.)—Much the most interesting paper to the general public in the now number of the Practitioner is the very striking account of the effect of...

The Westminster Review. October. (Triihner.)—This number, if it con- tains

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nothing of remarkable value, is anyhow varied in interest. A writer gifted with strong sympathy for his subject, gives in a succinct form the story of the "Pilgrim Fathers," and...

Families of Speech. By the Rev. F. W. Farrar. (Longrnans.)—This

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little work consists of four lectures delivered iu 1869 before the Royal Institution on the subject of comparative philology, which Mr. Farrar has previously handled very ably...

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Policeman Y: His Ballads on War and the Military. With

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Illustra- tions. By John E. Soden. (J. 0. Rotten.)—" Policeman Y " challenges, whether he will or no, a comparison with a well-known confrere, "Policeman X." And, in truth, he...

An Ordination Sermon. By the Hon. 'and Rev.' W. II.

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Lyttelton, Rector of Hagley and Honorary Canon of Worcester. (Strahan.)— An admirable sermon, thoughtful, wise, and eloquent,—intended to impress on the young men taking orders...

Counsels to Young Students. Dy C. J. Vaughan, D.D.

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This volume contains throe sermons preached by Dr. Vaughan before the University of Cambridge. It is praise enough to say of those dis- courses that they possess the...

Letters on the War. (Trilbnor.)—In this little volume, published, wo

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may remark, for the benefit of the "Victoria Institute for Providing for the Widows and Orphans of the Gorman Soldiers," are contained several letters which are well worthy of a...