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The debate on Mr. Justice Keogh's Galvray judgment is fixed

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for Thursday, and on Tuesday notice will be given by the Attorney-General, who is, very naturally, still engaged on the very voluminous evidence, whether the Government do or do...

The debate of the week has been upon Sir Rowland

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Blenner- hasset's Bill, authorising the Government to purchase the Irish Railways. He made an excellent speech, showing that the pro- posal which we have defended elsewhere was...

The assassination with which King Amadeus has been so often

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threatened has at last been attempted. As the King and Queen were returning at midnight on Thursday from their country seat to the Palace, five men fired into the carriage....


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M TRIERS is quite determined to have his own way about e Protection, and he is getting it. This week he has been in the 'Tribune every day, speaking, gesticulating, quoting...

Mr. Goldsmid opposed the plan as leading directly to the

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ab- sorption of the English Railways, but the Marquis of Hartington on the part of the Government made a speech very favourable to the plan. He would give no pledge, and he...

Mr. Gladstone on Monday commenced the "Massacre of the Innocents."

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In reply to Colonel Wilson Patten, who told him that there were ninety-eight Bills among the orders of the day, the Premier announced that Government would abandon the Grand...

There was a grand debate on Monday in the House

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of Com- mons, Mr. Bentinck moving to strike Mr. Goschen's salary out of the Estimates, in order to compel the Government to appoint a sailor to the poet of First Lord. He...

'IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The " Free " Presbytery of Dundee have resolved that

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they deem "the act of Mr. Knight in holding ministerial fellowship with a Unitarian minister highly censurable," but the Presbytery, they add, "in view of this being the first...

Mr. Stansfeld's Public Health Bill is getting through easily. There

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is much dislike to it among country gentlemen, but Mr. Disraeli's declaration that Mr. Stansfeld had conceded enough, and that he should support the Bill, ensures its safety....

The Calcutta correspondent of the '1 imes telegraphs a report

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that Sir William Grey is to be appointed Finance Minister in India. We fear the report is much too good to be true. Sir William Grey is a civilian who, under an old rule of the...

The New Yorkers evidently do not intend to hang Stokes,

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the man who shot James Fisk. His counsel alleged in his defence, what is evidently true, that be had been persecuted by Fisk, who used the law as a weapon against him, and who...

Lord Napier (of Merchistoun) has been created Baron Ettrick in

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the Peerage of Great Britain. He was a good diplomatist and a fairly successful Governor of Madras, and a peerage is no more in such cases than the ordinary reward. The...

The Duke of Richmond has been very fair to the

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Scotch Edu- cation Bill, and its most important provisions have survived the oxidisation (or rust) of the Upper House. He has got into the preamble a resolution that it is...

The Times appears to believe that the Licensing Bill will

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be lost, the trade fighting too hard about the hours, and we shall not be sorry to hear it. The Bill is a very poor one as it stands, and this is just one of the questions upon...

There has been a failure of justice in the case

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of Mallick Sheen, the man who was handcuffed by Patrol Brooks to his bridle-rein,. dragged by him along a mile at a "jig-jog trot," and finally thrown down under the horse's...

Lord Derby on Thursday presented a petition from Mirza Ali

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Kader, the last surviving heir of the Emperor of Delhi. This man was condemned with the rest of his family to deporta- tion, and is now imprisoned in Rangoon, but says he never...

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Nothing much has been discovered in relation to the Hoxton

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murder this week, but it appears from the three days' inquest that no valuable property at all was taken out of the house by the murderer. The great point to be decided is...

The International Prison Congress after a good deal of vague,

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enfeebling philanthropic talk and a good deal of good businesslike discussion, which bas not been as well reported as it might, separated this day last week. Sufficient...

The Roman Catholics had a meeting on Tuesday to express

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sym- pathy with the Jesuits in the persecution to which they are being exposed in Germany, the Duke of Norfolk in the chair. The Earl of Denbigh moved that the action of the...

The dry heat which is sometimes felt in New York

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appears to be terribly dangerous to life. A temperature of 106° in the shade is not uncommon in the hotter districts of India, say Saugor or Jubbulpore, but in New York the hot...

Colonel C. C. Chesney delivered a very amusing and instruc-

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tive lecture at the United Service Institution, on Thursday, on the theory and practice of Autumn Manceuvres,—intended to show what this kind of holiday war cannot do for us,...

Dr. Wilson, Mr. Knight's chief opponent, seems to have noticed

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in the Presbytery our remarks of last week, and to have said that he (Dr. Wilson) was "very much blamed for assailing Mr. Knight," but that he was quite content to follow the...

Consols were on Friday 92 to 92g for money.

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A S regards mere political attitude, Mr. Disraeli has never borne himself better throughout the whole period of his public life than during the Session which is now drawing to a...


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M. GAMBETTA AT FERTE. thus doubtful and thus prepared to admire, men penetrated with a secret terror of a coming event, which nevertheless in inevitable, M. Gambetta addresses...

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influence throughout the long canvas for the Galway election, leaves us in simple amazement at his decision that the land- lord influence was not most widely used on the side of...

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TT is, we fear, quite impossible to interest Englishmen in general in the Teheran Mission, and the propriety or impropriety of placing it under the control of the India House...

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iF the Government does not intend next Session to make the purchase of the Irish Railways a Cabinet question, Lord Hartington has made some very imprudent statements. His...

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useful must be used, and unless the Companies can carry

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the THE panic about Prices caused by the sudden and excessive people at a cost less than the cost of walking the distance rise in the price of coals, the incessant recurrence of...

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M ISS BATEMAN has certainly grown wonderfully in power since she first acted in Leah in this country. Her perform- ance of Medea at the Lyceum is occasionally grand in the...

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VIEWS OF PARIS. aeon s CORRESPONDENT.] ON our way to an obscure watering-place in the east of France, we are making a short stay in Paris, just at the time when "everybody" is...

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MR. MACCOLL ON THE ATHANASIAN CREED. [TO Tas Eorros or ma "Srsoraxoun you kindly allow me to make my meaning somewhat 'snore clear on some of the points to which you have taken...

[TO THE EDITOR Or Till SPZOTITON.1 Sin, —In animadverting from

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time to time on the " timidity " of the Bishops in dealing with the Athanasian Creed, I scarcely think you do justice to all their number. When the Archbishop of Canterbury...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE HPSOTATOR.1 Srn,—Will you permit me to say a few words about the strange scene which took place at the meeting of the Free-Church Pres- bytery of Dundee...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTATOB.1 SIR,—It is Dean Stanley, not I, who has "returned to the charge."' My brief note was intended merely to put your readers right on a plain...

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THE LA.TE BARON STOCKMAR.. [SECOND NOTICE.] BEFORE taking up the thread of Stockniar's further personas experiences, we must draw attention to two remarkable historical...


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[TO THE EDITOE OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SLR,—In your report of what passed at the last meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society, you have not stated correctly, as I understood...

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THERE is very much in this polished and thoughtful poem which every cultivated man must read with pleasure and instruction. It has much beauty and much imaginative power ;...

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A GERMAN HISTORY OF THE WAR.* Ihrrn. Major Wilhelm Blume

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published his Operationen der dentschen Heere, no reasonable or trustworthy account of the German operations had appeared. The correspondents, 'writing from day to day, were...

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THERE are at present two prevailing types of novels, the reflective and the colloquial. At the one extreme is .21fidd1emarc1, in which George Eliot's elaborate analysis plays...

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A DIPLOMATIST IN GERMANY, 1810-1870.* MR. WARD has been, no

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doubt, an excellent servant of the British Government and a good representative of the British nation, but he has not acquired the art of making a book. He is full of good sense...

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IT is not too much to say that within the green covers of this book the Norwegian language received a fuller and more splendid expression than in any previous work. It comes...

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Photographs from the Collections in the British Museum. By S. Thompson. (London : W. A. Mansell and Co.)—Granted that museums aro useful institutions, it must also be admitted...

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The New Testament : newly Translated and Critically Emphasised. By

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Joseph B. Rotherham. (Bageter.)—Mr. Rotherham's idea is to mark in an English translation the emphasis which is given in the original Greek, first, by the position of the words...

Landmarks, and other Poems. By J. J. Piatt. (New York

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: Hurd and Houghton.)—We reviewed some time ago an earlier volume of Mr. Piatt's verse; that which now lies before us possesses some of the char- acteristic merits which we then...

Eight Months on Duty. From the French of Roger de

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M (Strahan and Co.)—This volume contains the diary of a young French noble who, after marching with the unruly Mobiles of the Seine to Chalons and back, betook himself to his...

Christopher Dudley. By Mary Bridgman. 3 vols. (Tinsley.)—This is a

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pleasant, gossipy novel, about nothing in particular, without any pretence at a plot or subtle study of character, but certainly clever and readable. The hero is an amusing...

Astronomy and Geology Compared. By Lord Ormathwaite. (Murray.) —Lord Ormathwaite,

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who may be better known to the world as Sir John Benn Walsh, a Conservative politician of some note, has been employing the evening of his life in the production of these...

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Their Wedding Tourney. By W. D. Howell. (Boston,17.S. : Osgood.

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London: Trtibner.)—This is the description, full of quiet humour— there is in America a type of quiet humour not less marked than the extravagant kind of Artemus Ward and his...

History of the Sandwich Islands' Mission. By Rufus Anderson. (Hodder

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and Stoughton.)—The Sandwich Islands' Mission has boon con- ducted by an American society. It was commenced rather more than fifty years ago, beginning under what were in one...

Mr. Justin McCarthy reprints Prohibitory Legislation in the United States

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(Tinsley), a very striking paper, which we noticed at the time of its appearance in the Fortnightly lieuiew. We quote the concluding sentence of his preface because, as he...

Primary Industrial and Technical Education. By Dr. John Mill. (Kelly

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and Co.)—We shall give an extract from one of the dialogues of which Dr. Mill's book consists :— ." What do you propose to do then, Arthur?'—'I propose to revolutionise our...

Errors and Mischiefs of Modern Diplomacy. By Henry Ottley. (Chap-

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man and Hall).—Mr. Ottley denounces the evils which arise in the foreign relations of the nation from the prerogative of the Crown to declare war and to make peace and to...