15 JUNE 1872

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Mr. Gladstone and Lord Granville, questioned in the Houses of

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Commons and Lords on Tuesday as to a despatch of Lord Gran- ville's asking Mr. Fish to concur in a joint request to the Geneva Tribunal for an eight months' adjournment, which...

Recent accounts from America are very fAvourable to the chances

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of Mr. Greeley. The New York Democrats have accepted him with enthusiasm, as have also the Democratic Conventions of Kansas, Iowa, and South Carolina. It is believed that the...


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The Lords had their field-night on the Ballot on Monday.

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Earl Grey moved the rejection of the Bill, and was followed by Lord Salisbury and fifty-six Peers ; but the Duke of Richmond, the leader of the Conservatives, advised his...

No Liberal Member took quite so strong a line as

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this, and Mr. Bentinck, as usual, promptly condemned his own leader (Mr. Disraeli), condemned the Prime Minister, the principle of arbitra- tion, and everything else any way...

It is a matter of anxious doubt whether, in case

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the Alabama part of the Treaty is torn off it to-day at Geneva, that will or will not dissolve the obligations of the other Conventions it includes, especially the San Juan...

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The International Race between four American rowers and four members

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of the London Rowing Club came off on Monday, amidst the kind of weather to which we have this year been accustomed. The course was from Mortlake to Putney, and it was evident...

it looks very mach as if the Liberals were going

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to lose Bed- fordshire. Mr. Hastings. Russell has succeeded to the Dukedom, and the great House seems unable for the moment to produce a candidate, Mr. Arthur Russell sitting...

As we imagined, Prince Bismarck has made no attempt to

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deprive the Catholic regiments of their Chaplains. All that he threatened to do through his demi -official organ was to abolish the Chief Chaplaincy, which for some years past...

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council pronounced judgment in

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the case of Mr. Bennett, Vicar of Froine, and a believer in all but transubstantiation, this day week, and the general drift of their report was,—very dangerous doctrine, but...

The India Office appears to have finally determined to "retire

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from its cotmection with the Presidency Banks," that is, we imagine, to sell its shares —it holds one-third in each Bank—and cease to nominate official directors. The situation...

Marguerite Diablano, the murderess of Madame Riel, in Park Lane,

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was on Friday found guilty and sentenced to death. The evidence differed little from that already known to the public, but the jury considered that the crime had not been...

Another scene in the Spanish melodrama. Marshal Serrano has advised

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the King to strike a coup c lie, and suspend the con- stitutional guarantees, as the only method of restoring perfect order. The King refused, and sent for S. Zorrilla, the...

M. Thiers has practically won the fight upon Army Reorgani-

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sation. Broadly stated, the contest was between those who favoured the adoption of the Prussian system, who included, it is believed, a majority of the Assembly, and those wbo...

It is to be observed that the new Army Bill

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makes all French- men iu theory liable to serve, and all are to be drilled in some fashion for six months, but only one-fourth are actually to serve, and this fourth is to be...

'The Protestants of 2 . ...txxs i'AVIP called a Sir/ A s Or

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:_4eneral C apparently to &chin whether tha &We in te be the ultimate rule of faith in their Churches. The orthodox affirm that it is;' the " Liberale,* who are avowedly...

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University College, Oxford, which claims, on rather legendary grounds, to

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have been founded by Alfred, held a dinner on occasion of its so-called thousandth anniversary on Wednesday, when the Dean of Westminster made a very amusing reply to the severe...

The fate which we expected has overtaken the Ministry of

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New South Wales. Sir James Martin has been promptly disowned by the new Parliament. Mr. Parkes has been sent for, and has - formed a ministry, with a very able (Jew) leader of...

As we do not happen to agree with the Times

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that Captain Trench's return satisfies the "moral equity" of the case, holding that no English judge, occupied with the other aspects of the case besides those which most...

Dr. Livingstone is really alive and flourishing, and the tough

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old traveller will be amongst us again yet. The envoy of the Netv York Herald (Mr. Stanley) has brought back letters from him to Zanzibar, which we shall soon have. The short...

Consols were on Friday 92i to 921 for money.

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Mr. Disraeli made a characteristic speech on Tuesday, at the

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sixty-first anniversary of the foundation of the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor, in which he said that he deplored the resolve of the State to retire...

The case reserved by Mr. Justice Keogh, in his Galway

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election judgment, for the hearing of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, -came on on Tuesday, when three of the Judges decided not only that Captain Nolan was disqualified by acts...

The House of Commons on Wednesday passed the second read-

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ing of a Bill forbidding the slaughter of sea-fowl during breeding time. The Bill is a very good one, as the poor kittiwakes, &c., are in danger of extermination, and Mr....

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MINISTERS AND THE NEGOTIATION. much more than a pretext for breaking off negotiations. But we may be mistaken. The American faith in our dupeability seems to be large. We...

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T HERE is something of ideal justice in the cycle of Ecclesi- astical decisions by which at length we have arrived at the authoritative application of the comprehensive...

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T HE true strength and the latent weakness of M. Thiers come out strongly in his speech on Military organisation. Unlike the majority of French politicians, he tries, so far as...

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T HE Lords as a body do not come very well out of the Ballot debate. The speeches, no doubt, were very good, very much better than those of the Commons on the same subject,...

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T HE curious disposition of the present day to change every profession and trade into a kind of Service, governed by rules higher than the will of any individual, has extended...


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B Y the death of its Premier, Johann Rudolf Thorbecke, Holland has lost one of the Most distinguished states- men who have ever adorned, not only the Netherlands, not unfruitful...

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T HE gratifying rapidity with which the details of the Scottish Education Bill have been examined and settled by the House of Commons in Committee has opened the way for...

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T HE judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Mr. Bennett's case has given rise to the usual amount of small witticisms on the delicacy and evanescence of...

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T HE two proposals on behalf of the little birds offered within the last few days by the Baroness Burdett.Coutts and Mr. Auberon Herbert, rest upon widely different grounds ;...

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DEAN STANLEY'S LECTURES ON THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. (TO TAB EDITOR OF THE SPEOLIT011.1 SIR,—In Dean Stanley's very courteous reference last week to the review of his " Lectures"...

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[TO TR6 EDITOR OF TAR "SPECTATOR.') Slit,—Ever since General McClellan, "for strategic reasons," fell back from before Richmond, in the face of the enemy, it has been the...


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rrE THE EDITOR or THE " SPROTATOR.:1 'Sin,—Mr. Abbott's valuable letter in the Spectator of last week, and also the interesting letter of your correspondent "\V." to which it...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Unlike your correspondent, Mr. Berkley, I concur in your objection to Lord Shaftesbury's proposal with regard to the Athanasian Creed....


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[TO THE EDITOR. OP TRH "SPECTATOR.") venture to ask for the insertion of a few words in vindica- tion of the work done in a good cause by one whose loss we have recently...

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THE CHESTERFIELD LETTERS.* a Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to his Son. Edited, with occasional elucidatory notes, translations of all the Latin, French, and Italian...

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THIS is by no means so pleasant a book as its predecessor. It gives a lively account of an interesting journey, it is true, but it is inferior in style to Try Lapland, and...

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Ix one sense this is an old book in a new shape, and yet it is a production which deserves the title of novelty. In the cheerless season of despondency and reaction that...


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this one-volumed novel, published in accordance with Mr. Tinsley's very wholesome one-volumed system, which will attract many quiet readers. It is mainly due to the truth of...

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IT is generally a good omen when a novel is built, as it were, on a foundation of graver work. When we saw that the author of the story before us was also the writer of one of...

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MR. AND MRS. FAWCETT'S ESSAYS.* IN the preface to this

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book, Mr. Fawcett tells us that its contents may be ranged under three heads,—economy, education, and politics. Taking this as a tolerably correct description, we may remark...

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Latin Prose Exercises. By R. Prowde Smith. (Rivington.)—Mr. Smith remarks with perfect truth in his preface that the principal diffi- culty that boys experience in elementary...

The Spoken Word ; or, the Art of Extemporary Speaking.

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By the Rev. Thomas J. Potter (Dublin : M'Glashan and Gill).—The author of this book fills the office of "Professor of Sacred Eloquence " in a Roman Catholic College, and we may...

The Home Life of Jesus of Nazareth, by Rev. A.

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Gurney (Rivingtons), consists—including also other sermons—of a number of discourses on the few notices of our Lord's early life which are found in the Gospels, drawing from...