16 OCTOBER 1875

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The Prince of Wales, with a very large suite, starter.

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for India on Monday. He received a farewell address from the Corporation of Dover, and was prayed for in many churches, the clergy usually expressing in curious phrase a hope...

The Lords of the Admiralty have rather astonished the world

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by their Minute on the results of the late Court-Martial on the loss of the Vanguard.' They justify the Vice-Admiral in command for continuing the rate of speed through the fog,...

M. de Belcastel, a leading French Legitimist, has published in

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the Univers a somewhat noteworthy letter to his party. He pro- nounces for a speedy dissolution. He says the Assembly was well-meaning, and with a man of genius who understood...

All present probability of a war with China would seem

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to be over. The Chinese Government, as a final effort at conciliation, issued an edict ordering that foreigners should be respected, and Finding Mr. Wade still inflexible,...


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ITHE Sultan's partial repudiation of his Debt has been the chief topic of the week. No further explanation of this act has been offered, and no extenuation vouchsafed. The...

A correspondent at Vienna telegraphed on Wednesday to the Daily

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News that the Sultan had offered Mr. Gladstone £50,000 a year to put the Turkish finances straight. This rumour seems to have been flashed back to Constantinople, where Mr....

The annual election of a Governor of Ohio came off

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on Wed- nesday. It was this year of great importance, as the struggle had become one between the advocates of "hard" and "soft" money, and was expected to show the feeling of...

* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Emperor of Germany enters Milan on the 18th inst.,

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in a sort of triumph, as the guest of the King of Italy. The scene will be a picturesque one, and suggests some curious historical reflections, but no political importance is...

Wednesday's Guardian, in a short leading article, which has all

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the character of " inspiration," points out how entirely the Admi- ralty must be at the disposal of the Foreign Office in relation to the policy by which the Navy is to be...

Sir Wilfrid Lawson said a witty thing at the annual

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meeting of the United Kingdom Alliance in Manchester on Tuesday, when he asserted that "the real religion of Englishmen is the worship of vested interests." But like most...

The State Committee of the Bavarian Parliament has passed, by

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eight to seven, an address to the King, in which they state that they represent the majority of the Bavarian people, and that this people is losing its attachment to the Crown,...

M. Jules Simon has made a striking speech at Cette,

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the keynote of which is, that the Republicans, once a militant body, are now a Government party, and should strive to make the Republic loved. The Republic is not a sect, it is...

Nothing of importance has been reported this week from the

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Herzegovina, where neither Turks nor insurgents obtain any serious success. The insurgents, however, are said to be deter- mined to keep up the struggle all the winter, though...

Lord Carnarvon's scheme of Confederation advances in South Africa. The

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Dutch States have signified their readiness to con- sider it, subject to certain reservations about boundaries, and the Cape Colony intends to reconsider its refusal to send...

Henry and Thomas Wainwright have' both been committed for trial,

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the former on the charge of the wilful murder of Harriet Louisa Lane, the latter on the charge of being an accessory to the murder; and the Coroner's Jury have returned a...

The country is by no means satisfied with the "

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suspension " of the Admiralty Circular about Fugitive Slaves. In a meeting held yesterday week in the Town Hall at Manchester, a Conservative elector, Mr. Richard Haworth, moved...

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Bristol is preparing to erect a memorial to Bishop Butler,—

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one of the few great English thinkers of the eighteenth century who have retained, and perhaps even increased, their hold over the minds of men in the nineteenth,—by building...

The Congregational Union has made its mark this year, by

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the ability and dash of two of its speakers, the President of the year, the Rev. Alexander Thomson, and the Rev.•Edward White, the ablest of the Congregational editors, as well...

Mr. Grant Duff presided at the department of " Economy

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and Trade" in the Social Science Congress, and the most interesting part of his address was, as might be expected, its graphic per- sonal touches. In recalling the period of the...

Mr. White sees this, though he takes up his parable,

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like Mr. Thomson, for Disestablishment. He had to speak on the abortive effort made by a few Liberal clergymen to obtain the liberty of preaching in Nonconformist pulpits, and...

Lord Kimberley made a speech on Saturday to the Norfolk

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Chamber of Agriculture, on the working of the Poor-Law. He was in favour of working it very sternly, refusing outdoor relief, and granting aid from the Imperial Exchequer only...

On Thursday, in the drenching rain, the Corporation of London

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paid a State visit to Epping Forest. Some 140 close carriages, conveying Members of the Corporation and their guests, followed by the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, in all the...

Consols were at the latest date 94} to 94f.

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THE FUTURE OF TURKISH FINANCE. NV-E see no reason to believe that the Turkish Government will continue paying half the interest on their Debt. Why should they? There is no...

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T HE Admiralty Minute on the loss of the ' Vanguard' has surprised the public at least as much as the disclosures of the Court-Martial itself. The Court-Martial blamed Vice-...

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T HE Election in Ohio is the most gratifying political incident of the last few months. It saves the cause of popular g overnment from a most serious blow,—from a proof of the...

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T HE Rev. Alexander Thomson, of Manchester, who is this year Chairman of the Congregational Union, and who delivered an address in that capacity on Tuesday in the City Temple at...

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T HE latest telegram to the Foreign Office from Shanghai seems to indicate that there is no immediate prospect of a war with China. Mr. Wade reports that the guarantees which...

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T HE history of Parliamentary Elections under the Ballot proves that the cure of Bribery has still to be effected. This can have been no surprise to those who had analysed the...

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rpuE new number of the British Quarterly has an article on 1 "Modern Necromancy," the exact drift of which it is not very easy to catch. It appears to assume,—what, indeed, so...

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T HAT Dr. Richardson's sketch of the Doctors' New Jerusalem, a city where death was reduced to a minimum and disease almost extinct, should have interested the Social Science...

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NEW GUINEA. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR." SIR,—As you have made use of my name in connection with what you are pleased_to call . ," an expedition on the Armit plan" to...

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[TO TER EDITOR Op TDB " EPECTA.TOR:1 SIR,-Mr. Abbott somewhat scornfully dismisses those who ven- ture to question the advisability and the justice of substituting for the old...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Six, —Permit me, in reference to your brief remark on Bishop Thirlwall's "Notes on Contemporary Questions," to say that there were two...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—" A Naval Officer" says that Mr. Ward Hunt did away with competition for Naval Cadetships not because he does not want officers with...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] your interesting paper on the Forest you describe the- approach via Fenchurch Street and Loughton minutely, but make no mention of the other...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Snt,—I think most of your readers will some time or other have seen the epitaphs alluded to in Saturday's Spectator. I send you one which...

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INDIA AND ITS PRINCES.* India and as Plisses. By hi. Rousselet. Translated by Colonel Buckle. lr,a4cal : Chapman and Hall. WHO was or is M. Rousselet ? That he is a Frenchman,...

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Miss Honeywood's Lovers is a story which shows that the author - has great cleverness of his own,—much too great to make it at all wise or indeed intelligible that he should...

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volume led us to hope for something more than we find in its contents. Mr. Lewes is an admirable critic of the drama, and his general views of the histrionic art are often...

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LATIN FOR THE LOCAL EXAMINATIONS.* TEE University Local Examinations for

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schools bid fair to have one consequence which, if not exactly contemplated by their pro- moters, is at least natural and necessary. As special Greek and Latin books are set as...

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THE title-page of Mr. Southworth's book is alarming. It recalls that of Dr. Nares's great work, as described by Macaulay, and opens up awful vistas of useful information. Not...

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EGLANTINE.* WE have a great respect for Eglantine—the flower, and

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the young lady who is called after the flower, and the book that is called after the young lady. But we sigh when we think that love will not accompany respect in our fallen...

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A Dictionary of Chemistry. Second Supplement. By Henry Watts. (Longmans.)—A Dictionary of Chemistry presents a task that must be the most laborious even of its kind. A...

The Village Coquette. From the German of Friedrich Spielhagen by

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J. L. Laird. (Chapman and Hall.)—This is a curious study of nature. The beautiful, almost soulless Bertha is brought to something like human steadfastness and feeling by the...

A Mad Marriage: a Novel. By Mrs. 314 Agnes Fleming.

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(Tinsley Brothers.)—The law of divorce has naturally provided a fruitful theme for novelists,—one capable of treatment in a variety of ways, and in most cases fairly...