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The evening Ministerial organ, the Globe, is filled with horror

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at the Federal Government for its promptitude in sup- pressing with military force the disgradeful riots and more disgraceful attacks on coloured people which the allies of the...

New York has been the scene of serious and most

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disgrace- ful rioting. On 13th July a mob attacked the drafting office, tore down the lottery-wheel, and fired the building, which, with the entire block, was consumed. The...

The surrender of Vicksburg on the 4th July was speedily

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followed,—and apparently before the news of that event had reached the lower Mississippi,—by the sup-ender of Port Hudson, on the 8th July, to General _13anks,—the garrison...

• M. Dentu has issued a pamphlet called " L'Empereur,

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la Pologne, et l'Europe," which is said to have been written by M. Mocquard, and corrected in proof by the Emperor himself. It is couched in the true Imperial style, and reminds...

Its appearance is the more noteworthy, because during the week

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the tendency has been to conciliation. It is stated demi-officially that the Government of St. Petersburg was misled by its agent at Vienna, M. de Balabine, and issued its...


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T HE Session terminated on Tuesday with the usual Queen's Speech. Nothing having been accomplished this Session, there was very little to say, but Her Majesty "has seen with...


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interest now appears in the SPECTATOR, and will be cone:a:fed, either weeklyor at short intervals, giving an Account of the Great Governing Fast lies of England in Relation to...

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Mr. Laird has produced the correspondence on which he founds

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his statement, so explicitly contradicted by Mr. Gideon Welles, the Secretary to the American Navy, that the Federal Government had applied to him, before the Confederates did...

The Southern papers were even more boastful and romanc- ing

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after the battle of Gettysburg than the Northern papers have ever yet proved themselves, and that is saying a good deal. Their accounts of the battle were altogether intuitive,...

General Forey has issued the programme of the provisional arrangements

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for Mexico. Thirty-five persons have been appointed as a superior Junta, with orders to call an assembly of 214 Notables. These latter will vote the future form of Government by...

On the 14th July, Lord Palmerston promised in his place

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in the House to stay proceedings in the case of the Banda and Kirwee prize-money until the matter could be discussed in Parliament. It was this promise which satisfied Sir...

The news from Mexico (25th June) is very favourable to

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the French. juarez's army is said to have almost disappeared, and he himself is about to make a push for the coast, thence to embark for New York. General Forey has issued a...

The Roupell trial ended late on Friday night in the

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with- drawal of a juror. The jury were quite agreed that the deed had been fraudulently obtained, but could not make up their minds whether the signature had been forged, or...

The Foreign Office published, on Saturday, a note, in which

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',Ord Napier, British Ambassador to St. Petersburg, describes his interview with Prince Gortschakoff on receipt of the Russian replies. The substance of the conversation was...

Mr. Monckton Milnes, member for Pontefract, has accepted a Peerage,

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which has been repeatedly offered him, under the title of Baron Houghton. Mr. Manes was better known as a man of considerable social weight than as a statesman, but he has been...

The Privy Council last week delivered judgment in a very

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curious case. Rajah Kristonath Rai, of Calcutta, in 1844, was said to have committed a murder- Accused and arrested, he hanged himself. A jury brought in a verdict of fele* de...

Spain, in spite of her preference for slaveholding and re-

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pudiation, has officially announced that she will not yet acknowledge the South, particularly as Lee did not win the battle of Gettysburg. "She will watch the course of events,"...

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Mr. Newdegate was charged, on the last day of the

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Session, by Mr. Monsen, with having "hounded to death" the late Mr. Turnbull, a zealous Roman Catholic, and calendarer of the Foreign Office papers in the State Paper Office—a...

M. Lesseps has published his speech on the affairs of

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the Suez Canal in the shape of a monster advertisement. His points are that the Pasha is independent in such matters, that the Sultan has nothing to do with the matter, that his...

On Friday night Mr. Dodson called attention to the Oxford

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petition for getting rid of the subscription required from can- didates for the M. A. degree, and Mr. Henley stated in reply, to the great surprise of the House, that "the...

The further details received from official sources in New Zealand

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by the last mail were exceedingly gloomy. Infor- mation of the rising of the Southern tribes, and of all but the rising of the Waikatos, had been received at Wellington. From...

The Select Committee appointed to report nominally on improved ordnance,

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but really on Sir William Armstrong's guns, has reported, on the whole, in his favour. His field gun is declared "the best yet known," only 13 out of 570 twelve- pounders having...

The Archdeacons of London and Middlesex have presented to the

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Bishop of London an address requesting him "to give his powerful aid for the preservation of those barriers of subscription by which our forefathers endeavoured to exclude from...

We regret to perceive that the progress of the South

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African mission has been greatly impeded by thought. Dr. Livingstone is known to have reached nearly as fur as Lake Nyassa, but the Res% Mr. Stewart, who tried to ascend the...

The charge of murder against W. H. Clarke, the young

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man suspected of destroying Elizabeth Hunter, a child of eight years of age, in Islington, in March, 1862, has been dropped for want of evidence, and he is to be charged instead...

The New Threes and Reduced are 93* ; Exchequer Bills,

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Is. dis to 2s. prem.; Indian Five per Cents., 1081 ; ditto, Five per Cent. Enfaced, 107; ditto, Five and a Half per Cent., 116; and ditto, Debentures, 100* I. Turkish Six per...

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THE NEW YORK RIOTS. R EAD coloured men for aristocrats, the State for the Commune, " Copperheads " for "Jacobins," and one might mistake New York for Paris, July 1863, for Sep-...

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W ERE the Session of 1863 less certain to be forgotten, it might be remembered in Parliamentary annals as the ohatty Session. Legislators with nothing to do gossipped -genially...

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M R. GLADSTONE is the object of more political spite than any statesman of the day. No one wonders that he is feared and disliked by thorough-going Tories. He has not only...

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I T is a curious social problem why retired Indian officials always get involved, on their return home, in commer- cial speculations. 'The most philosophic explanation is that...

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M R. HENLEY probably does not study Household Words. It is, however, much to be regretted that he has not laid to heart a paper which appeared in that periodical ex- posing the...

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JT is not very difficult to define the limits within which the is power of a constitutional Sovereign ought to be publicly exercised. The simple precept that such a Monarch...

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41 M ARY JANE" is a new and by no moans trivial sign of this slipshod and uneasy age, in that half articulate and pathetic aspect of it in which it tries to make up by eager...

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T HERE are probably few of our readers arrived at years of discretion who will not rem ember something of the series of letters on "Labour and the Poor," which appeared in the...

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TT seems scarcely fair to tell the story of the Greys immediately after that of the Percies, it will read beside theirs so short and so insignificant. Our object, however, is...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] July 29, 1863. LORD NAPIER'S despatch has produced a very great sensation in France—all the more so as the insult offered to France, England,...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, July 17, 1863. 'THE pro-slavery democrats have played their last card. It is a tremendous one, and was thrown down in the nick of...

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IT is no novelty for an artist to endure great fatigue and run great risks to procure materials for a picture. The most unadventurous of sketchers may find himself unexpectedly...

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v j e pain

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EAST-END THEATRES. WisniNn to see if all East-end theatres treated their audiences to the same species of entertainment as that prevalent in White- chapel, I paid a visit the...


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MR KINGSLEY ON EARLY JEWISH HISTORY.* THESE are really fine sermons, simple, vigorous, in the best sense popular, and in the best sense also wise. Still we have some criticisms...

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THE WANDERER IN WESTERN FRANCE.* IF Mr. Lowth's conversation is

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only half as good as his book, be must be a very charming acquaintance. The art of gossiping in his style, never wearying the listener, yet perpetually convey- ing to him...

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THE two volumes, of which the titles are given below, are both distinguished from the many well-known treatises which have preceded them by an almost entire avoidance of the...

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WE notice this story not for any merit of its own, but because its authoress will one day, we believe, produce a powerful novel. • Twice Lost. By the author of" Nina,"fte....

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Fraser contains this month one paper which will attract every reader in England. It is a sketch written by a fellow traveller of Mr. Buckle - while in the East, and is on many...

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volume to the translation from Z.schokke's "Meditations on Death and

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Eternity," which was made by Mrs. Rowan about a year ago, and, like the present work, was publish by the special permission of the Queen. We are not informed whether Zsehokke...

God in Christ. By Horace Bushnell. Second Edition. (Triibner and

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Co.)—This is a new edition of a very remarkable book, which con- tains one of the most able attempts that we have ever met with at thinking out an intelligible idea of the...


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The Laureate-Wreath, and Other Poems. By John Edward Reade. (Longmans.)—The poem which gives its title to this volume is a rather fanciful story of a young poet named Astrophel,...

The Polities of Christianity. By Edward Mall. (I. Miall).—This volume

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consists of a series of papers which originally appeared in the Nonconformist in 1847-8. Their object is to convince the public of the truth of the conviction held by their...

M'Culloch's well-known and valuable book, although it does not contain

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any positive change of doctrine, has been so far re - written as to have a kind of claim to be regarded as a new work. It may safely be recom- mended as a remarkably thoughtful...

New Tracts for New Times. Edited by A. Newman, D.D.

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(John Wilson.)—This pamphlet appears to us to merit the strongest reproba- tion. It consists of three separate tracts, each of which is directed against the New Testament. The...

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British Influence in India. By F. C. Hodgson, B.A. (Macmillan

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and Co.)---:This is the essay which gained the Le Bas prize at Cambridge in the year 1862. Mr. Hodgson appears to be of opinion that the British Government of India has...

Brief Biographies of Inventors of Machines for the Manufacture of

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Textile Fabrics. By Bennet Wooderoft, F.R.S. (Longmans.)-The title of this small volume conveys all the information that can possibly be required respecting the nature of its...

Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Biography. (S. 0. Beeton.)-Some idea of

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the magnitude of the task undertaken by the compiler of this work may be gathered from the fact, that he has compressed into a volume not much larger than one of "Maunder's...

Student's Latin Grammar. By W. Smith, LL.D. Student's Greek Grammar.

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By Dr. George Curtius. Edited by Dr. W. Smith. (Murray.) -These works are designed to occupy an intermediate place between the larger grammatical treatises which are too copious...