1 JUNE 1872

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A very odd telegraphic correspondence between Mr. Fish and General

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Schenck on the subject has somehow been got hold of by the New York Herald, from which the Manchester Guardian +republished it. Mr. Fish insists, apparently, throughout it, that...

Sir Stafford Northcote, questioned by Mr. Bouverie in the House

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of Commons on Monday as to his Exeter speech, replied that he had been correctly reported, and added,—" I thought it right to say what I did upon that occasion, because I had...

The Right Hon. Montague Bernard, the Oxford Professor of International

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Law, delivered on Tuesday, in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor and a large audience, a very able lecture on the Washington Treaty, in which, however, he made no "revelations"...

• .* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

The Duke d'Aumale achieved his first success as a Parliamen-

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tary orator in the French Assembly on Tuesday, in a speech on the new Army Bill, which commanded attention, and a good deal of applause from the Centre and Right. He declared...


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T HEprospects of the Treaty of Washington appear at the pre- sent moment to be but poor. The Senate on Saturday approved ;a, modified form of Supplemental Article, intended, or...

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The Derby was run on Wednesday, the winner being the

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second favourite, Cremorne (Mr. H. Savile), and the favourite, Prince Charlie, appearing seventh, that is, "nowhere" in the race, and owing his defeat, it is said, to the...

it is a remarkable fact that Archbishop M.Hale in the

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course of his examination on this Galway trial, gave a very hearty support to the principle of the Ballot for Ireland. "I have not the least doubt," he said, "but that the...

On Thursday, the Ballot Bill was read a third time,

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and passed , by a majority of 58 in a full House (276 to 218). Mr. Maguire's attempt to recommit it for the purpose of getting rid of the clause which enables the returning...

In reply to a question of Sir G. Jenkinson's, in

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the House of Commons, on Monday, whether a Times telegram to the effect that - Government intended to pardon the remaining Fenian convicts on occasion of the Duke of Edinburgh's...

The most important domestic event of the week is Mr.

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Justice Keogh's Judgment in the case of the Galway Election delivered on Monday, and which occupied many hours in the delivery, and the re- ports of which, even in the longest...

The French ex-Emperor's letter to the Generals who com- manded

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at Sedan,—a letter at once sent by every one of them to. M. Thiers,-- has been published. It is a magnanimous letter in its way, taking the whole responsibility of the...

The House of Commons has not done much this week.

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Mon- day it occupied chiefly in squabbling about the Dockyards, while- voting the Navy Estimates. On Tuesday, Mr. Hughes, referring to the refusal of the House to delay its...

A curious little debate on the Bill for Amending the

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Act of Uniformity, and authorising various abbreviations and alterations in the services of the Church, took place in the House of Commons on Thursday night. The preamble of the...

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The Nonconformists have obtained their first School-Board victory in the

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metropolis, in the Greenwich election, where their 'candidate, Mr. Grover, who is in favour of excluding religion entirely from the School-Board schools, was declared elected on...

Marshal Serrano has given great offence in Spain by offering

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and granting a complete amnesty to the Carnets, chiefs and priests included, on condition of their surrender, and by recognising the rank of the chiefs in the convention for...

Consols were on Friday 931 for money.

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The lively account of the eruption of Vesuvius which we

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pub- lished a fortnight ago will have prepared our readers to hear that the eruption has positively laid waste the country for miles round the burning mountain. A law has been...

The Honduras Government has withdrawn its very remarkable proposal for

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a loan of 2.15,000,000, asked for for the purpose of constructing a railway to carry ships of large tonnage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The intention which was...

Lord Drilling (Sir Henry Bulwer) is dead, after enjoying his

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peerage for only a single year. He was a skilful diplomatist, but partly from weak voice, and partly from the more general de- ficiency of weak health, made no figure in...

"The Claimant," chaperoned by Mr. Guildford Onslow, M.P., is still

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starring it in the Provinces. Yesterday week Mr. Onslow and his friend addressed a meeting at the Broadmead Rooms at Bristol, the former saying, on behalf of the latter, that...

Lord Shaftesbury has publicly proposed an address by the Laymen

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of the English Church to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on the subject of the Athanasian Creed, to the follow- ing effect :—" Without passing any opinion on a document...

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THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES. W HEN it became known on Monday that the American Senate in Executive Session had counselled the President in favour of a Supplemental...

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T HE Ballot Bill is out of its perils in the House of Commons at last,—its third reading carried by a majority of 58,—and we agree in the estimate formed by Mr. Forster of its...


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T is hardly possible to express the dismay with which we I see the tendency to degrade the Irish Bench into a place for the freest expression of political passion. Lord Justice...

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W HAT is to be the future of the Volunteers ? The question has once more been raised by the tardy publication of Major-General Ellice s Report on the Brighton Review. It is a...

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II IHE Prime Minister seemed rather anxious on Tuesday to evade the force of Mr. Hughes's suggestion, that a defeat of the proposal to adjourn the Committees of the House on...


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B Y the existing provisions of the Hungarian Constitution, the duration of the Hungarian Diet is limited to three years, and it is only a few weeks since the late Diet, having...

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THE MELANCHOLY OF "3/LIDDLEMARCIL" TE all grumble at "Dliddlemarch ;

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" we all say that the action is slow, that there is too much parade of scientific and especially physiological knowledge in it, that there are turns of phrase which are even...

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At Tank No. 3 the visitor ascends the scale, and comes to Crabs and Lobsters. To people who have seen these crustaceans only under the disadvantageous and ignominious...

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T HE ungeniality of weather on previous holidays this season led Londoners to make the most of their first chance Of a real summer outing. The quondam popularity of Epsom seemed...

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THE GALWAY ELECTION PETITION. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR '] SIR,-Mr. Justice Keogh's judgment on the Galway Election Petition is a very considerable event, and it may...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "EMU:TOR:1 SIR,-It was with surprise and pleasure a week or two ago that I saw the names of so many influential Nonconformists attached to a protest...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR'] Sin,—In support of Dr. Aldridge's statements, though not neces- sarily in opposition to all yours, let me mention the following facts. Taking...


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Snt,—I am no subscriber to the Church Defence Association, and have some laisgivings about the line of defence it has taken up ; but I beg leave respectfully to submit that...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] SIR, —Me following rough translation of a fragment of Goethe may not be unacceptable to the readers of your truthful apprecia- tions of the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.') '&,—Allow me a word or two in reply to the letter of "A Layman" on the subject of Church Defence. No doubt, any one who undertakes to...

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[SECOND NOTICE.] THE Exhibition of the Institute is of less than usual merit. There is too much of the drawing-master who looks to clean washes and short cuts, and of the...


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CHARLES CHURCHILL* THE student of literature must be often and painfully struck by the uncertainty of literary fame. He finds the popular writers of one century forgotten or...

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A CELEBRATED Scotch statesman is reported to have said that a true patriot was a man who would venture his all for the Crown, - and something more for the Kirk. And whatever may...

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PEASANT LIFE IN THE NORTH.* This volume and its predecessor

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are among the number of certain books which, though delightful and not to be easily forgotten, are not easy to read. The:form of them is rather difficult, a tough, unfamiliar...

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THE schoolboy whom his master reproves for wasting on carica- tures the time and the paper which he ought to be devoting to an essay on "Industry " gets, it is to be feared, but...

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The Sling and the Stone. Vol. V. By Charles Voysey, B.A. (Triibner.) —The questionable interest which once attached to Mr. Voysey's utter- ances has passed away. It was a...

.Redlands; or, Home Temper. By Harriette Bowra. 2 vols. (Hodder

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and Stoughton.)—It is no fault of ours if we have to repeat ad nauseant the same criticism. As long as authors or publishers—for where the fault lies is more than we can...

Three Centuries of Modern History. By C. D. Yonge. (Longmans.)—

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This book has two obvious faults. First, it has no index, a convenience, we ought to say a necessity, the place of which is by no means supplied by a tolerably copious table of...

taste and good sense jars upon the reader. The preacher

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seems too Anxious to make a point that no one has made before. Dr. Alexander is probably original when he says, "The spell of the mountains seems to have been on St. Matthew,...

Sisters and Wires. By Sarah Tytler. (Smith and Elder).—The tale

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consists of three books, bound together by a certain family connection between the principal personages whose doings are recorded in them, but otherwise distinct. All three are...

Btaaksome Dene : a Sea Tale. By Hugh M. Walmsley.

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3 vols. (Bentley.)—The author follows, or has followed, as we gather from the title-page, the military profession; but in writing his "sea tale" he is as technical as any sailor...

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Judas : a Dream. By the Rev. H. H. Dobney.

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(Longmans.)—The writer supposes himself, after hearing a very fierce sermon about the guilt of Judas, and arguing the subject with a friend—the writer main- taining, the friend...