16 DECEMBER 1865

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The military news this week contains more executions, and accounts

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of the most brutal floggings. It is said that at Bath, though the executions have not been so numerous as at Morant Bay, the floggings have been far more so, and the special...

The new mail from Jamaica brings not only news, but

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an interpreter of news, Brigadier Nelson. As he examined all the evidence in Mr. Gordon's case himself, and then approved the sentence of the court-martial, he can probably tell...

The Government has done its duty, and the London Gazette

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of Tuesday contained a draft of a commission to Sir H. K. Storks, G.C.B., as temporary Governor of Jamaica. After reciting that "whereas it is alleged that sundry ill-disposed...


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THE fear we expressed last week as to the health of King Leo- pold proved well founded. He expired at Laeken before noon on the 9th inst., and will be buried to-day, the Prince...

Mr. Bright made a fine speech on Reform at Birmingham

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on- Wednesday, of the political deficiencies of which we have spoken elsewhere, but the most jarring element in it to any admirer of Mr. Bright's is a certain slightly adulatory...

Mr. Eyre appears to have been liable, both in St.

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Vincent's and Antigua, to similar panics. In St. Vincent's he was much fright- ened by a local demonstration against a magistrate, and twice re- quested troops from home, which...

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Sir Francis Baring, Lord Melbourne's last Chancellor of the Exchequer,

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and First Lord of the Admiralty in 1849, and Sir John Hominy, Master of the Rolls, have, it is said, been offeeeds peerages.

A sum.ssry of the President's Message sent in on the

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4th inst. has reaclicd London. It is a little obscure as to reconstruc- tion, the only point certain being that the President insists on the acceptance of the constitutional...

on Jamaicahave been alikebad, and, thanks-to the decision of the

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Go - vestment, have lost most of their interest. In Liverpool on Monday Canon M'Neile showed some teat in getting a host of sympathizers with the military massacres to listen...

Does an Envoy Extraordinary represent the person of his Sove-

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reign? Lord Napier thinks he does, the Prussian Chamberlain thinks he does not. Princess Alexandrine of Prussia was on the 12th inst. married to Prince Frederick William of...

The Emperor of Austria opened the Hungarian Diet at Pesth

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on the 14th inst., in a speech unexpectedlyliberal in tone. He attributed the difference between Austria and Hungary to be the maintenance on one side that rights had been...

The letters of the Times' correspondent in the South, while

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making a great point of the interference of the Freedmen's Bureau between lazy negroes and ruined masters, contains plenty of evidence of the absolute necessity of extending...

The news from New Zealand is bad. The telegraph reports

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that Mr. Broughton, an English interpreter, had been murdered by the Wangiumi natives, and that the Maoris laugh at the Governor's amnesty proclamation. It was said that the...

The Philadelphia correspondent of the Times, who has always hitherto

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been a scorner of negroes, reports a most important meet- ing of coloured deputies at Charleston to put forward the negro programme for the future. He admits that the conference...

The employment of the Maroons in Jamaica to hunt down

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the quiet people of St. Thomas's, places those who detest the negro in a dilemma. The Maroons are the descendants of escaped negroes who have returned to savage life, with...

There is a most extraordinary statement in the American tele-

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gram of the 5th inst. The Senate at Washington, it is said, have before them a decree under which Maximilian re-establishes peon- age in Mexico. Nothing has been heard in Europe...

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The limes has a correspondent at Madrid, who appears deter-

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mined to justify his mission. According to him Spain is on the brink of a revolution, which will dismiss Queen Isabella to in- dulge her peculiar tastes in private. The people,...

The Pall Mall Gazette contained on Thursday a rough protest

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against all public expressions of political indignation, on one of the oddest grounds ever put forward by a thinking man. Even if "Mr. Eyre has committed wholesale murder, and...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :— Friday, Dec.8. Friday, Deo.:13. Greek .. .. .. .. is ••441i. Do. Coupons .. .. .. 81 .. — M arian .. .. .. .. as • • 121 Spanish Passive .. .....

The House of Peers in Sweden having yielded to the

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distinct threat of the King that he would swamp them, the House of Clergy have accepted the Reform Bill by an unanimous vote. Sweden therefore has now a Parliament almost...

A prospectus has.also been issued of the Anglo-Romano Water Company,

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with a capital of 200,0001., in 10,000 shares of 20/. each, the first issue to consist of 7,500 shares. The object of the under- taking is to convey a supply of water from the...

The leading British Railways left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week Great Eastern Great Northern .. Great Western.. Do. West Midland. Oxford Laneashireand Yorkshire London and Brighton 1 . ..radon atsd...

The demand for money during the week has beas very

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active. In the open market the quotations have been fully up to, and in some instances in excess of, the Bank rates. The Bank statement issued on Thursday evening shows several...

The Tees and Continental Steam Shipping Company is s an-

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nounced. The proposed capital is 250,000/., in shares of 10/. each. We understand that one-fifth of the shares have been taken by the Directors, who render their services...

It is stated that a Treaty of Commerce has been

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signed between Austria and Great Britain. Its main principle is that no Austrian duty shall exceed 25 per cent, ad valorem, but the Austrians retain within that limit the right...

In our notice of the Colonial Company inserted last week,

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it should have been stated that the vendors of the estates guarantee a dividend upon 10,000 shares only, which they have agreed to accept in part payment of the purchase.

A private letter from Hong Kong states that the 2nd

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Battalion 11th Regiment there quartered has lost sixty men and two officers in four months. By other accounts it appears that the regiment was encamped in an old Chinese...

The shareholders of the Great Eastern Railway have mutinied. Unlike

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those patient lambs, the shareholders of the London, Chatham, and Dover, they have a prejudice in favour of dividends, and at the meeting on the 13th inst. shrieked at the...

The Consol market has continued in a most inactive state.

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On Saturday last the closing prices were 84 1 for money, and 871- for account. Yesterday the latest quotations were as follows :— For delivery, 87k ; for time, 87f f.

The inerease in the cattle plague this week is most

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serious, the number of attacks having leaped up from 3,828 in the week ending 2nd. inst. to 5,356 in that ending 9th inst.—.-an increase of 40 per cent. The farmers have already...

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SLR H. STORKS AND GOVERNOR EYRE. Government has acted in this matter of Jamaica with more promptitude than was expected, and with equal justice and caution. It has resolved to...

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W. BRIGHT'S peculiarity as a politician is that he always, 1.V1. if he can, ignores an intellectual issue with an anta- gonist, and courts a moral collision instead. We have...

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D ID people expect an earthquake upon the death of King Leopold which should swallow up Brussels, or a flood which should cover Belgium, or the disappearance of Antwerp, or what...

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11HERE is one fact certain about the Southern States of the I Union, and as yet as far as we know there is only one. They are not all alike. No two correspondents, or rather no...

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T HE crash which has been long dreaded in the Medical Department of the Army has come at last. It is now years since the fight between the Government and the medical profession...

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T HE Times, in a review of Dr. Pusey's last pamphlet, marked by more thought than its reviews usually are, affirms that the final obstacles to any re-union or definite treaty of...

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A SPLENDID Baron Munchausen, illustrated very fully by Li Gustave Dore, has been issued by the publishers of Gustave Dore's Dante, but it seems to us that the artist's genius is...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, December 1, 1865. CONGRESS meets next Monday, and it would be "as easy as lying" to send two columns of speculation and prediction...

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THE " SPECTATOR."] 11 th December, 1865. WHILE reading Lord Eicho's very foolish and unfair speech about the Jamaica massacre a thought entered my mind which appears, from setae...


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THE CHARITIES OF EUROPE.* M. DE LIEFDE has hit upon a great subject, but we cannot say his work has been well done. It would be difficult to imagine a better topic, or one...

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THE predecessors of the Cypresses had already gone, for us, into the semi-oblivion that is the common lot of all but a few out of the crowd of novels—individually more or less...

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THE tragic element is seldom absent in the lives of great inven- tors and discoverers, but it stands out with more than usual pro- minence in the story of the invention of the...

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is one of the only three pre-Wycliffite Biblical texts hitherto unprinted, and we trust that we shall soon see the two remaining MS. early versions of the Psalms, by Hampole and...

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* The Herniae Oration, 1855. By Henry W. Aclaud, M.D.. Oxon., Regius Pro- fessor of Medicine in the University of Oxford. L3nd MaCMillan and Utr. 1565. " HISTORIANS," says Dr....

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The Hatchet - Throwers. By James Greenwood. With Illustrations by Ernest Griset.

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(J. C. Hotten.)—Much in this book will make the grown reader laugh, and the illustrations will send children into hysterics. But if Mr. James Greenwood and M. Ernest Griset have...

The Valley of Tears. A Poem. By John Croker Barrow,

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ILA. (Longmans.)—This is a singular production, and we can liken it to no- thing but one of the metrical histories of the middle ages. With no poetic graces, but with a...

Post - Office London Directory for 1836, comprising amongst other infor- mation,

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an Official Directory, Street Directory, Trades Directory, Law Directory, Court Directory, Parliamentary Directory, &c. Sixty-seventh annual publication. (Kelly and Co.)—We have...


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The Student's English Dictionary, Etymological, Pronouncing, and Explanatory. By John Ogilvie, LL.D. Illustrated by about 300 engravings on wood. (Blackie and Son.)—This is the...

Our Children's Pets. By Josephine. (S. W. Partridge.) — This

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is a very prettily illustrated book, one of the illustrations, in which two goats meet on a tree that has fallen across a precipice, and solve the arising dilemma by agreeing to...

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We have also received the following publications intended for the

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young :—Fairy Lang by the late Thomas and Jane Hood, their Son and Daughter, &c., with illustrations by T. Hood, junior (Griffith and Ferran), second edition, which is...

Brown's Sporting Tour in India. By Captain W. S. Hunt.

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(Regards.) —It may be that we are wanting in a sense of humour, but we really have not been much amused by this series of coloured sketches, illus- trative of the calamities...

Flemish Relics. Gathered by F. G. Stephens. Illustrated with photographs

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by Caudell and Fleming. (A. W. Bennett.)—This really seems to us to be the beat gift-book of the season. The choice of the subject is happy, the photographs are excellent, and...

The Rook's Garden. By Cuthbert Bede. (Sampson Low.)—There are many ,

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things tolerable when fresh, which nevertheless, like manna, spoil with keeping, and these essays are among the number. We think it was an unfortunate impulse that induced Mr....

The Ruined Abbeys of the Border. The Ruined Abbeys of

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Yorkshire. Extracted from the Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain. By W. Hewitt. With photographic Illustrations. By Sodgfleld and Ogle. (A. W. Bennett.)—We think that...

Two of the Saxon Chronicles, Parallel. By John Earle, MA.,

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Rector of Swanwick. (Macmillan, the Clarendon Press, Oxford.)—The late Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford gives in this volume an interesting account of the seven extant...

Marmion. With photographic Illustrations. By T. Annan. (A. W. Bennett.)—Here

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is our old friend with a new charm. We can read Miamian, and there are parts of Marmion that we always recur to with infinite pleasure, and gaze at the same time on the ruins of...