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The asserted cattle-plague in Donegal is now pronounced a delusion,

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for which we have every reason to be most thankful. A disease there was, but not the disease which has spread so rapidly in England.

At Hawarden, on Wednesday, a dinner was given to Mr.

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W. H. Gladstone, the new member for Chester, to his father the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to Sir Stephen Glynne, Lord Lyttelton, and indeed the whole family party, and the...

There was a squabble about the Riuderpest in the British

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Association on Tuesday. Dr. Shettle traced it " to those electrical changes which have prevailed so extensively of late in this portion of the globe, in withdrawing from the...

The Bishop of Oxford made a clever and ingenious speech

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at Reading on Wednesday, on opening the new Industrial Exhibition there. He spoke of these exhibitions as the opportunities which break the dead monotony of education in the...

Nobody has discovered anything further about the cattle dis- ease.

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Nobody has succeeded in curing it to any considerable extent, and the favourite remedy appears to be to " stamp it out," L e., kill all ailing animals, bury the carcases in the...


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T HE meetings of the Emperor of the French with the Queen of Spain at San Sebastian and Biarritz, the marriage of Miss Crosse with her groom at Wandsworth, post-mortem...

And of all these, perhaps intrinsically the least interesting was

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the meeting of the Sovereigns of France and Spain,—the principal observation which has resulted from the meeting being that the Emperor was punctual in making his visit and...

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Governor Sharkey, of MIlisissippi, has had a collision with the

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Government at Washington, and found it firm. He tried to raise soldiers of his own to replace the negro troops, which he wished to get rid of. A white man taken by General...

Dr. Acland, in his address as President to the Sub-Section

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of Physiology of the British Association at Birmingham, made a real point when he asked why physiology was treated by the British Association as a sub-section at all ? " Being,"...

Aristotle, we learn, agreed with Lord Stanley about the House

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of Commons. "Lord Stanley," says the Times of yesterday, "pro- fesses the highest respect for the House, and advocates the opinion, sanctioned by the authority of Aristotle, and...

The St. Leger was won on Wednesday by Gladiateur, who

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has _ thus proved himself the most wonderful of living horses—having VIM the Two Thousand, the Derby, the Grand Prfx de Paris, and the Yorkshire race with equal - saw A...

Lord Stan! ,y has, we suspect; been a little wearied

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with the prosy and pointless discussions in his section (the statistical and economic section) of the British Association. On Tuesday, at the Mayor of Birmingham's banquet, he...

The ravages of the Shenandoah in the North Pacific continue,.

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though Captain Waddell must well know that the destruction of the government which accredited him—never more than a de facto government by international law—leaves him in'...

Mr. Judah P. Benjamin, lately Confederate Secretary of State and

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revolutionary orator in Richmond, writes to the Times to repeat Mr. Lawley's misrepresentations concerning the treatment of the Federal prisoners in the South, and add one or...

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On Saturday last Cousols left off at 89i t for

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money; and 89} 90 for account. The closing prices yesterday showed an advance of one-eighth from these quotations, the latest official prices being 89t # for delivery, and 89{...

It does not appear to be generally understood by the

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share- holtbrs that the instalment of 801. on the• paid-up scrip of- the' East London Railway Company need' not be paid entire on' the 23rd of this month, but may, at the...

The literature of leading articles becomes at this time of

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the year' truly remarkable. One paper writes leaders in favour of eating poultry rather than beef. The leading journal begins a magni- ficent article with the truly remarkable...

The Dairy Company, with a capital of 100,0001. in 101.

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shares, is announced this week. The directors propose the erection of extensive, substantial, and well-ventilated cowhouses in the neigh- bourhood of Battersea, and to supply a...

The report of the London Bank of Mexico and South

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America, to be presented to the shareholders on Tuesday next, states that the profits of the half-year ending June 30th last were 22,8841 . , being equal to about 20 per cent....

In the mechanical section of the British Association on Friday

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Mr. Bessemer read a paper on cast steel, with especial view to its -employment as a substitute for wrought iron. There are now 17 extensive Bessemer steel works in Great...

Miss Crosse's evidence in the Wandsworth Police-court con- cerning her

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share in the elopement with her groom " George " had so much effect on her father's mind, that he withdrew his charge against the lad, which could not indeed in any case have...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday` and

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on Friday week were as under :- Friday, September 8. Friday, September 15. G reek .. .. Do. Coupons .. .. .. Mexican . .. .. .. .. Spanish Panty/3 .. .. .. .. Do....

Mr: Henley is very thankful that the people in the

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neighbour- hood of Bicester are well off, and that the working classes there are likely to be Able to say to those who employ them, " We will not live here, and we will not do...

The official account at last and apparently reluctantly given out

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by the Prussian authorities concerning the murder of M. Ott, is that Count Ealenburg and other students met a noisy party, that one of the students was attacked, and a scuffle...

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LORD STANLEY AND NEUTRAL POLITICS. L ORD STANLEY, presiding in the Statistical and Economical Section of the British Association at Bir- mingham, should have been in his...


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T HE Irish are a peculiar people, not zealous of good works.. With all their admirable and endearing qualities, they are the most wilfully and pertinaciously unlucky race on...

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PROFESSORS OF POLITICS. application of.political methods to science by the

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quasi- pelitieians. We will illustrate briefly what we mean in both oases from the discussions of the association. We take Professor Leoni Levi and his paper on the ex- -...

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T HERE are no doubt many ways of managing a national Church, and each has its peculiar disadvantages. The great objection to the practice of the Ecclesiastical Commis- sioners...


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A LGERIA has long been recognized as the school of French warfare. The sole profit indeed for long years that the French drew from their conquest was a race of able soldiers....

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UR: JEFFERSON is a great gain to the English stage. There I are few qualities in which our English actors, and even Mr. Fechter, our greatest foreign actor, are so deficient as...

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FROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. 1 9 THE recent discussion which has taken place relative to the temper of the American people towards England will have accomplished a great...

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[FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) TWO thousand Frenchmen from the Pas de Calais were brought over the other day from Calais to the Crystal Palace, and restored to their homes on the...

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EORGE, eldest surviving son of the fourth Earl, succeeded to

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his claims to the earldom and estates of Huntly. His career formed him of Moray's G ma' hes for a reconciliation, took horse, and was politically 'it very discreditable one. On...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, September 1, 1865. THOSE who lead or express British public opinion have been led, not unaccountably, into error upon one or two...

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[Co THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I am glad to have seen the analysis of the votes given at the Westminster election, to which you referred in your columns of last...

like way, but he has, I think, on one point

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been a little absard in his solitary remark contemptuously thrown out at a creature who, though I admit not born to his exalted attributes,' hardly deserves his contempt, and...

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SKETCHES FROM CAMBRIDGE.t " I amsr," writes a Don, " make the rather obvious remark that a young Englishman at a university is remarkably like a young Englishman anywhere else,...

0 " W. R. G." ON SLAVERY.

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. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I abhor newspaper controversy, and seldom deem it wise or worth while to reply to critics and opponents. I am content to lay my egg...

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A SUMMER IN SKYE.* SOME years have elapsed now since

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Mr. Smith gave his Life Drama to the world. That poem had caught, or was the outcome, of the feverish spirit of unrest which is not genius, nor even its necessary accompaniment,...

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AUTOGRAPHS.* THE love of collecting autographs, if it has sometimes

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been pur- sued without much taste or meaning, has never sunk to the rank of a mere mania, like the tulip mania of the seventeenth and she postage-stamp mania of the nineteenth...

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THERE is a real pleasure in the sketches of accomplished artists which is quite distinct from the pleasure we derive from their more finished pictures,—the sense of power...

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Mu. KERR has done a rare service to the people of Great Britain in making known to us an obscure man so truly great as James Beattie the schoolmaster of Aberdeenshire, and he...

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Tales for the Marines. By Walter Thornbury. 2 vols. (Sampson

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Low, Son, and Marston.)—Most of the tales in these volumes have already appeared in All the Year Round and Chambers's Journal. As the title indicates, they are rather of a...

A Quarter of a Century. By H. W. Fricker. (Effingham

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Wilson.} —This is precisely the book that a man would wish his enemy to write. Mr. Fricker dedicates his volume of poems to a friend of twenty-five years' standing ; can the...


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Maraud of Geology. By Rev. S. Naughton, M.D., F.R.S., Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. (Longman.)—This volume, which was origi- nally delivered in the form of lectures at...

Life and Writings of Joseph Rossini. Vol. IL Critical and

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literary. (Smith and Elder.)—This volume contains some literary criticisms written in the years 1829-39, with two prefaces added in 1860 and 1862-to explain the object of the...

Cyril Blount; or, Trust Money. By the Author of Recommended

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to • Mercy. 3 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—The author of this novel evi- dently refers masculine morality to the times of King Saturn. That men are immoral, and that women are...

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Consumption. By Henry McCormac, M.D. Second edition. (Long- man.)—Dr. McCormac

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in this work makes a passionate appeal to the profession and the public in general to open the bed-room windows of their consumptive patients at night. He is of opinion that...

Poems. By William Brownrigg Lumley, Major II.M..'s Indian Army. (Moron.)—This

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broad, thin, and gorgeously bound volume is intended for presentation copies, and will do very well for those drawing-rooms where the books lie on the table and are never...