21 JANUARY 1865

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M. Ernan, Neapolitan correspondent of Le Temps, publishes an account

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of a singular interview with Cardinal Andrea, perhaps the most prominent of all future candidates for the Papacy. The Cardinal, it appears, stated that the Encyclical was a...

The Conservatives of Devon had a grand gathering on Thurs-

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day, the 12th inst., at Torquay. The Earl of Devon, Lord F. Courtenay, Sir L. Palk, and other notables were present, but all seemed at a great loss for something to say, except...


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MR. BRIGHT made one of his most violent and also most ner- .111. vous and powerful speeches last Wednesday at Birmingham, the tone of which we have criticized elsewhere. He...

The Encyclical Letter has been condemned by every Catholic Power

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except one. In France its publication has been prohibited, in Spain the Ministry have announced that they will "act ener- getically" against any priest who may break the law, in...

There is no military news from America, unless it be

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that General Sherman has occupied the South Carolina bank of the Savannah River as well as the Georgian side, and pushed the Con- federate pickets beyond Hardeeville, which is...

The week has been full of catastrophes. On Saturday last

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a gale broke over London and knocked down a chimney 140 feet high, in Shoe Lane, crushing another chimney and a house near it, and severely wounding six persons. On the same day...

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Mr. Seward's correspondence with the Brazilian Charg4 d'Affaires on the

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seizure of the Florida in the harbour of Bahia has been published. Mr. Seward's productions are never attractive, and this is no exception to the rule. He announces indeed that...

We call our readers' attention to a masterly letter from

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New Zealand in another column, which states the case of the New Zealand colonists as it has rarely been stated in this country. Un- less Sir George Grey is speedily recalled we...

The King of Prussia opened the Chambers on the 14th

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inst. in a long speech, in which he alluded to the campaign against Den- mark as "a debt of honour of which he had succeeded in acquitting himself." It was after the experience...

An old form of Scotch law enables Miss Longworth to

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claim at least to put Major Yelverton on his oath on the question of the asserted marriage with her, in spite of the decision of the House of Lords. Major Yelverton's counsel...

The debates on the King's speech were opened by a

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strong decla- ration from Herr Grabow, President of the Lower Chamber, who declared that during the recess officials who were members of that House had been reprimanded,...

The shipping of the Atlantic telegraph cable on board the

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Great Eastern commenced on Thursday. It is hoped that this part of the work will be finished by the end of May, the stowage of 3,300 miles of rope calculated to bear a breaking...

Mr. Lawson, author of the Permissive Bill, will have to

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be put down as a public nuisance, condemned to drink Thames water, or Mr. Gladstone's claret, or some dreadful thing. Not to mention the use to which his tyrannical proposal...

Mr. Peter Taylor, member for Leicester, addressed his con- stituents

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on the 9th inst. in a speech not reported in London, but noteworthy on this account. Mr. Taylor is a Radical of Radicals, but his views on intervention differ considerably from...

The Emperor's Life of Julius neser is really coming out.

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It is to be translated into English under the Emperor's own eye, and Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin have announced that the first volume will be ready by the end of next...

Sir John Pakington made an excellent speech in Worcestershire on

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Tuesday in favour of the" conscience clause," as it is called, by which the children of Dissenters are exempted from learning the Church Catechism in Church schools in districts...

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The British Slate Company, which is now working three slate

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quarries in Carnarvonsbire, North Wales, has announced a further issue of shares. The chief object the directors have in view in augmenting their capital is to increase the...

Cressey's London and Burton Steam Cooperage Company (Limited), with a

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capital of 100,0001., in 10,000 shares of 107. each, is announced, the first object of the undertaking being to purchase Cressey's patents, and then to erect machinery for the...

Consols, which left off on Saturday last at 891, I

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for money, and 90 to 90f for account, closed yesterday at 89f, , for delivery, and 891, f, for time. The stock of bullion in the Bank of England is 14,l6,2271.; in the Bank of...

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Do. Coupons .. - Mexican Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858.. • 1862.. „ •• Friday, Jan.13. 28 .. -.. .. .. . 7 4! .. .• , • . . , ....

There are still, it appears, upwards of ninety thousand persons

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out of work in the cotton districts, and in receipt of relief either from the rates or the committees.

A statement has reached us which, if true, is a

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curious illustra- tion of the impotence of local public opinion. It is said that for two months during last summer Bristol and Clifton were entirely deprived of their usual...

The Richmond papers are seriously discussing the step of abolishing

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slavery and asking for the protection of England or France, rather than submitting to the North. We do not of eourse mean that such a policy as yet finds much favour,—on the...

A fine letter, didactic, but meant to be so, and

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opportunely so, written by the Confederate General R. E. Lee to his son in 1852, has been published. It records for his son's benefit a story of the Legislature of Connecticut...

We trust the Middle-Class School Commission, now commencing its labours,

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will not commit the gross injustice of omitting to report on the educational provision for one-half of the middle-class children,—girls. They will find indeed few or no great...

The Financial Committee of the Austrian Reichsrath have resolved to

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insist on large reductions, and have signified their resolve to_the Emperor. They affirm that the incessant deficits of the past few years constitute a political danger, and...

A curious case was heard at the Middlesex Sessions on

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Monday. John Wright was employed to take an inventory of some jewellery in the house of the late Earl of Cadogan. He stole one, a bracelet given by Charles II. to a Cadogan, and...

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MR. BRIGHT'S DEMOCRACY. I T is the singular power of Mr. Bright as an orator that in times of profound political apathy he can command an apparently inexhaustible spring of...

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O NCE more the Prussian Chambers are open, and once more Bing William has made a speech-, in which he declares it to be "more than ever his duty" to maintain the existing...

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I T is not very easy to understand the object of Cardinal Andrea in his strange interview with M. Ernan, free- thinker, Frenchman, and representative at Naples of a Red...

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BANKRUPTCY. B ANKRUPTCY is to law reformers pretty much what Ireland

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is to statesmen—their permanent difficulty. Perhaps for nearly the same reason in both cases, for both Irish- men and creditors having very real grievances expect redress from...

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SOCIAL WAR IN THE NORTH. T HE question between masters and

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men in the Building Trade is simply one of the just and expedient use on either side of the power acquired by the legal and legitimate practice of combination. We noticed last...

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TENNYSON'S BARONETCY. E NGLISHMEN are strangely inconsistent beings. The untrue report

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that Mr. Tennyson had accepted a baronetcy offered him by the Queen was received in some quarters with a feeling amounting to disgust, and in all with the shade of annoyance...

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D RAMATIC and terrible catastrophes like that at Edinburgh last Friday week and at Dundee a fortnight ago are apt to give the same shock to men's faith on a small scale which...

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S IR WALTER SCOTT had a charter (together with Jane Betoun, his wife), December 4, 1544, of the lands of Delorain (a name rendered memorable by the great minstrel's hero...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, January 7, 1865. THE country is awaiting with great interest General Butler's explanation of his abandonment of the expedition...

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Taranaki, November 9, 1864. Sin,—Perhaps at the present time, when the cost and circumstances of the Maori war have drawn a rather unusual degree of attention to New Zealand...

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DE PROFUNDIS.* Mn. GILBERT'S novels do more, or seem to do more, to enlarge the field of actual experience than those of any other writer of the day. It is not only that he,...


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To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR." Srn,—A meeting in Worcestershire, of which there is a report in the Times of this morning, deserves some notice for the sake of the question...

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BRIGANDAGE IN SOUTH ITALY.* THE belief, long cherished by reactionists

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throughout Europe, that recent brigandage in South Italy implies in the smallest degree any genuine popular discontent or aversion to the new kingdom, receives a final blow from...

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we imagine, that papers communicated to a local scientific society attain a degree of interest fitting them for pre- sentation to the public. Archeology, in particular,—to say...

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PRESSENSE'S "LAND OF THE GOSPEL." AFTER all the relations of

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travel in the Holy Land which have been published, M. de Pressense's fortunately not very bulky volume may yet be read with real pleasure. Not that he has any new facts to tell...

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Blackader's Chronological New Testament. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. (Simpkin,

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Marshall, and Co.)—There is very much in this ar- rangement of the New Testament deserving of praise, and we therefore call attention to the issuing of a new edition. The notes...


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Gathered Leaves. By Frank Smedley. (Virtue Brothers.)—We question if Mr. Yates and the other friends of Mr. Smedley have been wise in collecting all his fugitive pieces. Clever...

The Popular Science Review. January, 1865. (Robert Hardwicke).. —This review

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amply maintains its character. The articles are written. with great clearness, and with a praiseworthy abstinence from the use of unnecessary technical terms, so that the...

fLe Ophthalmic Review. January, 1865. (Robert Hardwicke.)—The very special character

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of this review renders its contents unstilted for detailed notice in a journal of general circulation. But its editors, Messrs. J. Zachatiah Lawrence of London, and Thomas...


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Triibner and Co—M. Jay's Second Letter. Strahan and Co—Woman's Work in the Church, by J. M. Ludlow ; Personal Names in the Bible, by Rev. W. F. Wil- kinson. Bell and...

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Old World and Young World. By John Helton, of Darnick

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Tower F.R.S.S.A. (W. P. Nimmo.)-This is a queer maundering sort of essay directed "against the results of modern civilization," or rather, to do the writer more justice than he...