20 APRIL 1872

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The Counter-Case itself is admirable. It entirely avoids, of course,

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all argument on the Indirect Claims, and on the Direct Claims is thoroughly judicial. It makes some very keen remarks on the nature of the evidence to be admitted, criticises...

The Government have been three times beaten this week,—twice on

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the Ballot Bill. On Monday, Mr. Vernon Harcourt, who was the chief instrument in excising the best, if not the only good clause of last year's Bill,—the clause which threw the...

There is some hope for the Treaty of Washington. Our

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Counter-Case was presented at Geneva on Monday (15th April) by Lord Tenterden, with a covering Note, which reserved " all Her Majesty's rights in the event of a difference...


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T HE Daily Telegraph published on Wednesday another of its inspired articles from Berlin. In leaded type and solemn English and a tone of serious responsibility, the writer...

On Thursday the fight was resumed in an exceedingly crowded

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and excited House, Sir George Grey, Mr. Childers, and Mr. Bouverie all supporting Mr. Harcourt, who made one of his clever ad captandum speeches, not touching the point at...

The Daily News' correspondent in Paris affirms with some par-

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ticularity and detail that three of the great Powers—that is of course England, Austria, and Russia—have agreed, if France would let Italy alone, and would keep up an army...

0 .* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Spanish Cabinet, which is greatly afraid of the Inter-

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national, has asked all the Governments of Europe to combine for defence against the Society, and especially to agree on mutual extradition. Lord Granville, however, replies...

Ur. Gladstone announced on Thursday that Her Majesty's. Government, in

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deference to the feeling of the House of Commons. and of the country outside, intended to propose a grant to Lady Mayo. Mr. Osborne, therefore, withdrew his notice of motion,...

No great change has occurred in the farm labourers' strike ;

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though it is still spreading, and has reached Suffolk and Dorset- shire, but we note that common-sense exists among the Warwick- shire squires. At a meeting of the Chamber of...

Government had previously sustained another though less direct defeat on

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Tuesday, when Sir Massey Lopes carried his annual motion for transferring expenses of justice, lunacy, and the police from the rates to the Consolidated Fund, by 259 to 159. The...

After the discussion, when Mr. Gladstone was making his statement

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of what the Government proposed to do, Sir George Grey took the very unusual course of twice calling Mr. Gladstone to order ; indeed, the usually calm Member for Morpeth showed...

The Observer says that Mr. Bright has been asked to

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accept the Duchy of Lancaster, with a seat in the Cabinet, but that it is doubtful whether his health will permit him to take upon himself the responsibilities of office, even...

Lord Kimberley introduced the Licensing Bill on Tuesday in a

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speech purposely tame, his first object being to show that no one would be much hurt by the Bill. We have analysed the Govern- ment proposal elsewhere, but must add here that...

Mr. Stanafeld made a good House-of-Commons speech against the motion,

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on the ground of the advantage it would give to the friends of centralization, and warned the landlords also that they might not like the results of reopening the question of...

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We are requested to state that the family of the

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late Rev. F. D. Maurice will be very grateful to any friends who will intrust them with letters, as an aid in the preparation of a Memoir. The letters will be copied and...

Sir Wilfrid Lawson on Friday week moved an address praying

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Her Majesty to withdraw from all Treaties of intervention. These treaties are fifteen in number, and bind us to maintain the independence of Greece, of Portugal, of Switzerland,...

We wonder when the European delusion about the gentleness of

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the male elephant will be dissipated. He is one of the most malignant of beasts, and according to the records of the great In- dian stables almost invariably kills his keeper,...

The Pope has condemned the intolerance of the French Ultra-

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montanes, and recommended them to cultivate charity, "without which one cannot be a true Catholic." M. Louis Veuillot, the editor of the Univers, very humbly and rightly fits...

Mr. Maurice's death is felt deeply far beyond the circle

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usually affected by the loss of even the most earnest and eloquent clergy- men. The Co-operative Congress at Bolton passed a resolution expressing its deep regret for the loss...

Marguerite Dixblane, the cook who murdered Madame Riel in Park

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Lane, has been arrested in Paris, and has confessed her crime, alleging, however, that it was committed out of revenge and not for money. She affirms that her mistress abused...

The Endowed Schools' Commissioners have published their first Report, which

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is a very important document, not only for the principles which it lays down, but for its delineation of the extra- -ordinary difficulty of their task. They point out that they...

Mr. Gladstone has given notice that on the motion that

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the House go into Committee on Mr. Fawcett's Trinity College, Dublin, Bill, which is put down for Tuesday, Lord Hartington will move an instruction to the Committee to divide it...

Lothair, otherwise the Marquis of Bute, was married on Tues-

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day to Lady Corisande, Miss Gwendoline Howard, daughter of Lord Howard of Glossop. The ceremony was performed by Cardinal Grandison, Archbishop Manning ; mass was said by...

Consols were on Friday 924 to 924.

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W E wonder if Prince Bismarck really believes that England has retired from Foreign politics altogether; that what- ever his plans or purposes, he has only to reckon with the...


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THE DEFEAT OF THE GOVERNMENT. At the same time, we are inclined to believe this "begin- ning of the end " for the Government is not unlikely to prove also the beginning of a...

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W E have not hitherto been slow to express frankly and even strongly our disappointment at the conduct of the Government in relation to the Washington Treaty, and the "American...

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T HE meaning of the extraordinary division of Tuesday upon Sir M. Lopes's resolution in favour of a readjust- ment of Rating seems to us to be just this The country is becoming...

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I is obvious that we have amongst us a satirist of very remark- able able literary power, as well as of a very cynical turn of mind. Since the days of Swift nothing has been...


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Nothing, it will be perceived, in these rules really restricts the sale of liquor, and indeed there is nothing in the Bill which will be acceptable to the Alliance, except some...

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T HIS murder in Park Lane is a very vulgar affair, quite inartistic and unexciting, a mere murder for gain, committed without any cleverness either of design or machinery ; but...

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VON MI:THUM. [TO Tag EDITOR OF TRH "SPECTATOR:'} Six,—Few political events in Germany since the conclusion of the late war have excited greater interest and, one may say,...

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(To THE FMITOR OF THE " SPEOTITOR.1 &n,—Some months ago a new ally, — the Hon. Lyulph Stanley, if I not mistaken,—whom the leaders of the Libera- tion Society had called into...

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(To TH2 EDITOR OF TH2 " SPROTATOR.1 Srn,—In an article that appeared in your journal last week, upon_ " Scotch Landlords and Land-Tenancy Laws," the writer, in stating. that "...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] find a question in the Spectator of April 13 which I beg- to answer. You say, after alluding to a paper of mine in thev Theological Review,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") those who feel the truth of Sir J. Lubbock's argument, that at the present time of unexampled prosperity, when money is being in England...


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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—The conflict of opinion which Professor Maurice's writings occasioned compels any thoughtful mind to reflect upon the striking...

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(TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Ste, — References, such as appeared in the Spectator of the 13th inst., to the extraordinary influence that Mr. Maurice exerted over both...


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SHOOTING- THE RAPIDS.* EVERY now and then there comes an end, by general consent, 'expressed in some occult way, not to be explained, but effective, to the use in works of...

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IN the preface to one of his books on African travel, Captain- Burton says that he had intended to give the public some light reading, but was warned by his publishers that...

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IT is a question which every reader must decide for himself how far a translator and his publishers are justified in turning a book fitted for being taken up and read into one...

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THE story of which the name appears in the foot-note is "by the Author of Misrepresentation," who illustrates the subject of her last novel by the title of her present one ; for...

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• Jerusalem: Me City of Herod and .Paladin. By Walter Besant, 31A., and E. H. Palmer, M.A. London: Bentley. 1871. scale of the greatest magnificence. He was accused of having...


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The British Quarterly Review. April. (Hodder and Stoughton.)— The most interesting article in this number is an essay written, as an editorial note informs us, by "an eminent...

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Denison's Wife. By Mrs. Alexander Fraser. 2 vols. (Tinaley.)— Mrs.

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Fraser seems to get weary or ashamed of the baseness of the characters which she introduces into her novel, and ends by changing it into something like virtue. The heroine is a...

Linked at Last. By F. E. Bunnett. (IL S. King.)—This

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is a quiet, graceful little love-story. Neste, the heroine, has given, or fancies that she has given, her heart, while yet but a young girl, to a bright young lad, with whom she...

reckoned as one of the best satires of English literature,

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"Nothing to Wear." We are delighted to meet again so great a favourite, but we candidly say that there is little or nothing else in the volume which even approaches the...

The Odyssey of Home •: translated into English Blank Verse.

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By William Cullent Bryant. Books (Boston, U.S.: Osgood. London : Triiimer.)—Mr. Bryant has translated the Iliad (a work which the writer of this notice has never seen), and...

The Local Taxation of Great Britain and Ireland. By R.

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B. H. Palgrave. (Murray.)—With the essay here published Mr. Palgrave obtained a prize, with the adjudication of which the Statistical Society was entrusted. After this...

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The Christian Doctrine of Prayer for the Departed. By the

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Rev. F. G. Lee. (Strahan.)—We cannot profess mach sympathy with the view which Mr. Lee takes of the doctrine of which he treats, or much care whether he succeeds in establishing...

A Russian Journey. By Edna Dean Proctor. (Boston, U.S.: Osgood.

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London : Triibner.)—Miss Proctor travelled from St. Petersburg to Moscow, from Moscow to the Crimea, from the Crimea to Odessa, and from Odessa to the frontier of Galicia....