17 JUNE 1871

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The Army Bill has passed through Committee, mutilated and -shorn,

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indeed, but serviceable still. On Monday evening, Mr. Cardwell, in reply to Sir G. Grey, informed the House that in consequence of the opposition to the Bill, which, as Mr....

The division list actually showed a considerable majority of Bishops

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against insisting on the new test. Only the Bishops of Gloucester and Bristol (Dr. Ellicott), of Lichfield (Dr. Selwyn), and of Lincoln (Dr. Wordsworth) voted for it ; against,...

The chief executive acts of DI. Thiers this week have

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been to order General Douay to Lyons with two entire corps (Fannie, and orders to disarm the valley of the Rhone from Lyons to Mar- seilles, and to produce through M....

So desperate has been the resistance to the Army Bill,

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that Sir Roundell Palmer, no friend to Radical measures, rose on Tuesday to rebuke the military Members of the House. "A course had been So desperate has been the resistance to...

The University Tests' question is settled at last. On Tuesday

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Lord Salisbury's proposal to insist on his chief amendment,—the new test,—was thrown out in the House of Lords by a majority of 39 (128 to 89), when he withdrew the other two...

General Trochu has delivered his defence before the Assembly. We

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have analyzed it elsewhere, but may here note that he accuses the 250,000 men of the National Guard of utter want of discipline, -of vanity, and of ignorance. They were brave,...


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L 11 ILE has occurred in France this week, attention being ab- sorbed bythe forthcoming elections, to be held on 2nd July. No less than 120 seats are vacant, and as they are...

It was believed at first that the Colonels would continue

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their op- position, but a strong hint from Mr. Cardwell that he could stop the payment of extra-regulation money by putting the law in force had its effect, and on Thursday the...

-* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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The 16th June is the day fixed for the triumphal

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entry of the Prussian Guards into Berlin, and the 17th June for a grand review of 120,000 French troops on the Champs de Mars. The- conquerors are rejoicing. Are the conquered...

Mr. Fawcett on Tuesday brought forward his threatened pro- posal

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for a Royal Commission to take evidence on Indian finance- in India. His object was first to obtain evidence only obtainable' on the spot, and secondly, to give the natives a...

Lord Granville's reply was suave and self-confident. He regretted Lord

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Russell's tone, gave a short account of the origin of the Treaty, showing that while Great Britain proposed a joint Commission to consider reciprocally the claims of Canada and...

The Government appears resolved not to abate the scandal caused

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by the condition of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The Lord Chancellor stated on Thursday that he would not promise a Bill, and without a Bill no Judge can be...

The Dogs' Bill got to its second reading in the

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House of Lords before any one discovered the atrocious and seemingly unbridled panic of its provisions. The Duke of Richmond, however, who, as leader of the Opposition, is a...

Earl de Grey is to be rewarded for his services

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on the American High Commission by elevation to a Marquisate. As far as the service is concerned, he entirely deserves any promotion in the Peerage he may wish for, but why he...

The Oxford Commemoration this week appears to have been remarkable

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only for noise,—the gallery of undergraduates taking it into their heads to groan and hiss at a Master of Arta in a red tie. This freak was so persistent, that even on the...

Lord Derby, of course preferring the old Treaty negotiated by

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himself with Mr. Reverdy Johnson and repudiated by the American Senate, yet took it upon himself to deprecate Lord Russell's ardour, and to rein in the fiery spirit of the aged...

The Treaty of Washington underwent an elaborate, but very mild

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criticism in the House of Lords on Monday, Lord Russell opening the debate with a sharp attack on it, more especially on the retrospective operation of the rule of International...

It is stated that the Government of St. Petersburg has

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made another attempt to obtain Hammerfest, the most northerly Norwegian harbour which does not freeze up. The Swedes had claimed Spitzbergen, but the Russians say it is theirs...

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The Tichborne case has dragged on wearily through the week,

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the cross-examination bringing out that the claimant, educated at Stonyhurst, does not remember the meaning of quadrangle, or who Virgil was, or the difference between Latin and...

The Liberal Catholics are certainly a little crazed in their

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incredulity as to Monseigneur Darboy's submission to the Council. Archbishop Manning has sent to the Times the letter of the French priests who are vindicating the memory of...

Sir John Lubbock moved on Wednesday the second reading of

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a Bill for amending the Endowed Schools' Act of 1869 on two points,—for making the fifty years after which any educational endowment may be revised by the State, a running...

The debate on it was enlivened by a sharp little

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triangular duel, in which Mr. Vernon Harcourt shot at Mr. Forster, and Mr. Gathorne Hardy shot at Mr. Vernon Harcourt. Mr. Har- court reiterated the charge that Mr. Forster was...

On the other point proposed we are disposed to think

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Mr. Forster was in the right. It is hardly right or possible to forbid absolutely the establishment of schools intended chiefly for specific religious teaching, and if not, it...

The Pope celebrated his jubilee on Friday. It has been

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for ages a tradition in Rome, embodied in the services of consecra- tion, that no Pope would hold power for 25 years, the period -of the Papacy attributed to Peter ; but the...

The Irish Lord Justice Christian gave the Irish a great

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fright yesterday week by a judgment in which he was understood to declare that the Landed Estates Court would absolutely free the land sold under its auspices from all the...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 92f.

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There is discipline, we believe, in the Civil Service, but

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it is a wonder there is. The Lords of the Treasury, having considered the case of Sir William Brown, Accountant-General to the War 'Office, agree with Mr. Stephenson, employed...

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THE COMMONS AND THE COLONELS. T HE "Colonels," in trying to make legislation, as Mr. Glad- stone said, "a physical impossibility," are doing terrible injury to the Army, to the...


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con- fess, to us, to demonstrate past all cavil the accuracy of the opinion about the defence of France for which we were so frequently and so severely attacked. Alone among the...

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L ORD RUSSELL'S authority and age have not carried the House of Lords with him in his attack on the Washing- ton Treaty. His various young friends, on either side of the House,...

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A MANIFESTO has just been issued, followed by a good many well-known English workmen's signatures, which is perhaps the most significant and ominous of the political signs of...

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THE TONE AFFAIR. " T HE Tonk Affair" is not an

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exciting heading for a news- paper article, but it may be worth the while of poli- ticians to devotea few minutes to a dispute which will, in a week or so, be the subject of a...

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M R. JUSTICE BYLES, in summing up last week the case against Claude Scott Woolley,—the lad who, on the 12th March, voluntarily gave himself up for the murder of Samuel Lee, the...

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W E wonder if any of the people who censure the Judges so freely whenever they happen to manifest a little human prejudice for or against a side,—when, like Lord Campbell, they...

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SIR,—I am not sure that I understand the sense in which Mr. Baldwin Brown uses the word " unholy " when he pronounces the form of the relation between the Church and the State...


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IS THE CHURCH A SCHEME? [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—I am sorry to trouble your readers with any more words. But as Mr. Baldwin Brown expresses in very courteous...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] have read your article on the subject named above with great interest, and as I once had a severe attack of this very curious disease, I wish...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. 1 . Sue,—There is one name which One would have expected ere now to see emerge, as likely to absorb into one channel the contending currents...

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Pleadings for Christ. Three Discourses by William Connor, Lord Bishop of Peterborough. 1871.. strictly speaking, are sermons on the philosophy of faith. They are worthy of Dr....

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REMINISCENCES OF MARK LEMON.* PLEASANT, gossiping, and tenderly-regretful recollections of

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the- founder of Punch are sure to enjoy a certain popularity. He was. so widely known in his own proper person, not only from his writ- ings, but from his performances of...

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in the first series of Friends in Council served as a sort of explanatory interlude to relieve and qualify the more substantial essays, have gradually encroached upon the terri-...

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MR. SEEBOHM ON INTERNATIONAL REFORM.* Tills essay, written during the

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American civil war, is only now given to the public. It does not profess to put forward a new constitution for the commonwealth of civilized States, nor to define the method or...

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THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN.* Oua associations with Patagonia and Tierra

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del Fuego are not wholly of an agreeable sort, but Dr. Cunningham has managed to give us a very pleasant book of notes on the natural history of these countries, and of the...

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THE history of a small religious community on a corner of the- Yorkshire coast is taken up by Mr. Bond in the preface to the volume before us from about the middle of the...

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WE wish we knew to whom we are indebted for this unique daughter of Heth, and her beautiful and touching story. Without much variety, a little slow, repeating itself overmuch,...

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Cold Comfort. By Burke O'Farrell. 3 vols. (Newby.)—Cold Comfort, if

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it can scarcely be called a good novel, is cleverly written. After the- wearisome pages through which we have to wade—onr readers, who would never dream of ever looking at such...

" Express from marble" is a false metaphor; why not

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" work " or " ex- press in marble " ? "Tell the risings of the stars " would be, anyhow, shorter for surgentia eiders dicent." "Make it your business" is somewhat prosaic for...

New Grooves. By Annie Thomas (Mrs. Pander Cudlip). (Charlton Tucker.)—This

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is one of the little tales in which Mrs. Cudlip exhibits her didactic mood, for she has a mood, if we do not misjudge her novelsa, in which she is not didactic, at least in the...

Noble Thoughts in Noble Language. Edited by Henry Southgate.. (Ward,

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Lock, and Tyler.)—One seldom has much fault to find with a book of extracts. An editor has a wide range to travel over, and we have no right to be captious if his taste does not...


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The Works of Virgi4 rendered into English Prose. " Globe Series." By James Lonsdale, MA., and Samuel Lee, M.A. (Macmillan.)— The only prose version of Virgil with which we are...

Dr. Dobell's Reports of the Progress of Practical and Scientific

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31edictne' in Different Parts of the World. (Lamgmans.)—This is the second volume of what promises to be a very valuable series. Dr. Dobell has established communications with...

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The Builders of Babel. By Dominick M'Causland, Q.C., LL.D. (Bentley.)—"

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The Esquimaux of the Arctic regions are as dark in their complexions as the Negroes of the torrid or the Australians of the temperate zone" (p. 303). The Hellenes peopled Greece...

The War Correspondence of the Daily News, continued from the

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Recapture of Orleans by the Germans to the Peace. Edited with Notes and Comments, forming a Continuous History of the War between Germany and France ; with Map. (London and New...

Saturday Afternoon Rambles round London. By Henry Walker. (Hodder and

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Stoughton.)—Mr. Walker keeps up the succession of a long Saturday Afternoon Rambles round London. By Henry Walker. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Mr. Walker keeps up the succession of...

The Defence of Parts. Narrated as it was seen by

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Thomas Gibson 33owles, Special Correspondent of the Morning Post in Paris during the Siege; with Illustrations, and a Map of Paris. (London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston....