1 APRIL 1865

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The debate in the French Corps Legislatif promises to tbe

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interesting. M. 011ivier, who spoke first of the Opposition, an- nounced that he should support the address, believing that the Em- peror might by a constitution like that...

It is believed that Herr von Boon's singular outbreak about

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the designs of Napoleon was provoked by a French circular or note to some of the German Courts suggesting a new Confederation of the Empire. Under this scheme Germany would be...

The Irish Church debate on Tuesday night was remarkable for

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Mr. Gladstone's very masterly and frank admission of the in- admissibility of the principle on which the Protestant Church in Ireland rests. He intimated clearly enough that an...


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T HE crisis in Prussia seems to be becoming imminent. On 30th March the Committee of the Chamber, in spite of the threat implied in Herr von Boon's sentence "the struggle is now...

A most important amendment on the address has been introduced.

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into the French Corps Ldgislatif by no less than fifty-six members. They propose to suggest to the Imperial Government an inquiry into the laws of succession, with a view to...

The profound "anxiety "—felt by Confederate correspondents of the English

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papers—as to Sherman's fate has been relieved. He occupied Fayetteville (on Cape Fear River, and about sixty miles from Wilmington) on the 12th March, and is thus again in water...

The Northern Whig raises a point of some importance in

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reference to the effect of the recent judgment on the Colen,so case. It maintains that though the Cape Colony had unquestionably representative institutions when the Bishop of...

M. Thiers rose after M. 011ivier, and delivered a scathing

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attack on the address, declaring that the last speech from the Throne denounced liberty as an ingenious but Utopian theory. He held that political liberty must precede all...

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M. Rogeard, author of Labienus, has been indicted in his

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ab- sence for a libel upon the Empire, and condemned par contumace to a fine and five years' imprisonment. The tribunal held that the pamphlet was " full of outrageous and...

On Monday evening the friends of Arctic discovery, undeterred by

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The Times, assembled to discuss the question of the alternative routes to the North Pole,—the Spitzbergen route, which is advo- cated by Dr. Petermann, and the Smith's Sound...

It is stated in many quarters that should the Convention

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be carried out, the Pope is determined to fly, and that no less than four retreats have been offered him. England suggests Malta, where be may be invested with privileges...

The following scheme for securing the representation of the ma-

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enfranchised classes without investing them with the preponder- ant power in the State, is the suggestion of an able and influential thinker, whose name, if we were at liberty...

A. correspondence between General Sherman and General Wade Hampton has

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arisen from the asserted practice of the Confederate troops killing Federal foragers after capture, and leaving their bodies labelled "Death to foragers" to deter others....

If this should prove to ba so, Dr. Pusey's exultation

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over the freedom' of the Church of South Africa—' freedom' in that sense in which the slave is free of all interference between him- self and his master—is a little premature....

The creditors of Attwoods' bank, Birmingham, have got off easily.

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The Joint-Stock Company have offered to take over all assets, liabilities, and trouble, and pay them his. 3d. in the pound. This offer, which seems a fair one, was heartily...

Mr. Cardwell stated in the House on Tuesday night, in

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answer to Mr. Dunlop, that no more letters patent would be issued to colonial bishops till the real effect of the patents had been fully considered.

The lock-out is not yet over, though the masters and

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men have met. Both sides agree to leave the question of wages to arbitra- tion, but the masters demand, apparently as a matter of dignity, that the men shall enter at the...

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The Abbe Rogerson has corrected the Bishop of Oxford's state-

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ment (or supposed statement, for he now disowns it) about the 750 clerical cab-drivers of Paris. The Abbe chaffs his right reverend correspondent gently on his disposition to...

At the first annual meeting of the Landed -Estrites Company,

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held at the offices, 37 Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane, Mr. Francis Webb in the chair, the report stated that 31,7431. had been received in respect of alloted shares, and that a...

The Rev. Robert Bremner, a minister of the " Free

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" Church in Glasgow, has excommunicated (or has at least taken the initiative in excommunicating) a compositor in the printing office of The Glasgow _Herald, by name James...

The leading Foreign Securities left off at the f011owing'prices yesterday.

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and on Friday week :— Friday, MAMA 04. Friday, Math 31. Greek Do. Coupons Mexican Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1856.. 1862.. .. Consohfids.....

The weekly returns of the Banks of England and France

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being again favourable, and the directors of the former establishment having reduced their minimum rate of discount to 4 per cent., the market for national securities yesterday...

Dr. Pritchard, the surgeon of Glasgow accused of poisoning his

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wife and her mother, Mrs. Taylor, has been fully committed for Dr. Pritchard, the surgeon of Glasgow accused of poisoning his wife and her mother, Mrs. Taylor, has been fully...

A strange case was tried at Taunton on the 30th

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March. Henry Fisher, a slightly imbecile journeyman shoemaker, thought machine-sewing would ruin him, and convinced his wife, though stronger-minded than himself. As the best...

The New York correspondent of The Times mentions a rumour

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current in the North that Mr. Davis has resigned, and that General Lee has been appointed Dictator with the consent of -Congress. No confirmation of the story has been received,...

On the 27th February the Emperor Maximilian issued a final

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-decree, confirming all sales of Church property made under former 'Governments, placing all ecclesiastics under the laws, and pro- mising toleration to all creeds alike. It is...

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If. OLLIVIER AND THE ACTE ADDITIONEL. T "point is whether M. Emile 011ivier has been purchased or convinced. If he has been bought the speech which he uttered on Monday in the...

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T HE debate on the Irish Church gave an admirable oppor- tunity . to Mr. Gathorne Hardy and Mr. Gladstone to address indirectly that great University constituency for the...

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A FANATIC like M. Mazzini has the world in some re- spects at his mercy. He is so sincere, so single-minded, so earnest, so disinterested, that it is impossible to suspect him...

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THE POOR-LAW DEBATE. A RE there any Radicals left in England

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of the. bad old school, the men who hated Peers because, as they said, they were "bloated," who detested country gentlemen because they had easy lives, and who in their hearts...

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T HE Government of India has relied for the first time since the mutinies upon the native army alone, and the weapon has broken in its hands. When the Government of Bengal at...

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N EXT in importance to the Irish Church question and the Irish land question comes apparently the Irish dog ques- tion. The Church is the Church of the minority, but the dogs...

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I T is time the men of five hundred a year should have their turn of notice. Twenty years ago the writers who ventured to touch upon social questions, dinner and dress, dancing...

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E ARL MALISE—the dispossessed Earl of Strathern and the new Earl of Menteith—married Lady Anne de Vere, daughter of Henry, Earl of Oxford, and his second son by her, Sir John...

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"SPECTATOR." SIR,—The present lock-out in the iron trades is in many respects bewildering to those who have studied these struggles most care- fully. There is one point,...

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Sin,—The Public Schools Bill, the second reading of which will be moved in the House of Lords on Monday, must necessarily attract considerable attention, from the peculiar...

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CARLYLE'S FREDERICK THE GREAT.* [Finer NOTICE.] CAELTLE's wonderful talent as a word-painter rises to a culminat- ing point in these last volumes of his story of the great...

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WE have spoken already of Mr. Lecky's arriere pen.see in writ- ing this able book,—a book the style of which is as luminous and attractive as its learning is profound,—the...

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MRS. WARREN'S "TWO HUNDRED A YEAR." TwEisrv years ago Mr.

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Samuel Warren (now a Commissioner in Lunacy) showed to the world the enormous amount of misery and wretchedness that was entailed by the possession of ten thou- sand a year. To...

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- [FROM OUR CORRESPONDMTT Dr NEW YORK.] BEFORE this letter reaches London, the readers of the Spectator will probably have seen many reviews of Mr. Sala's Diary in America in...

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Lynn of the Craggs. By Charlotte Smith. (Sampson Low.)—It would

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be difficult to imagine a more inartistic book, but it is readable, fall of incident, and with at least two characters in it of some force and originality. We should imagine its...

Cotton's Railroad Map of the United States and the Canadas.

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Containing also a tracing of Sherman's route through Georgia and South Carolini. (Bacon and Co.)—This is really a clear and admirable map of a some- -what large size, which if...

Son and Heir. No author. (Hurst and Blackett.)—Readable novel, with

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a slightly absurd plot. Hero breaks the heart of everybody about him because he will not break an absurd promise of secrecy extorted from him on a death-bed. Authoress...

Pages in Waiting. By the Author of Broken to Harness.

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(Maxwell.) —A number of fugitive pieces reprinted from Temple Btu. magazine They are not above the usual average of magazine padding—amusing reading for a railway jonraey, but...

A Century of Anecdote. By John Timbs. Two vols. (Bentley.)—A

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thoroughly good collection of stories, chiefly from memoirs, compiled chiefly with a view to the illustration of manners and changes in man- ners, illustrations of personal...


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Triibner's American and Oriental Literary Record for March.—This is the first number of a monthly register intended to comprise the names .of the most important books published...

History of Peehlesshire. By W. Chambers. (W. and R. Chambers.)

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—Mr. Chambers is, we believe, a native of Peebles, and presides some- times at the dinner of the "gutter-bloods," and he has executed his self- imposed task as a labour of love,...

North British Review. March, 1865. (Edmonston and Douglas)— Rather a

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heavy number. A notice of the late Mr. Leech, written by a sincere admirer, is perhaps the best paper, but its writer has the great advantage of reviving some of Leech's cuts to...

Put to the Test. No author. (J. Maxwell.)—As readable as

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it is well possible for a novel to be without being a work of genius. The single defect of the book is that while its author has evidently a pur- pose, it is nearly impossible...

Avila Hope. No author. (Tinsley Brothers.)—A clever and entirely unreadable

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novel. By this we mean that the author can produce ex- ceedingly effective single sentences, but not a story. The plot is of the bigamy kind, Lord Lyle, gentle, pleasant, and...

Belial. No author. (Smith and Elder.)—A clover but scrappy story.

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The author has, tried to describe an evil man of tbe world, a handsome voluptuary, "with full lips and bold blue eyes," but has scarcely succeeded. Men of the class he draws do...

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The Derbyshire Red Book, 1865. Edited by Henry L. Kemp.

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(Rem- rose and Sons.)—An almanack with a county directory appended. This is the fourth of the series, with maps and two curious views of old Burton-on-Trent. We have no doubt...