21 OCTOBER 1865

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Toadd to the difficulties which the break-up of the Ministry

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has caused, it is said on good authority that the. commission on the cattle plague will report very strongly on the prospect of wide and serious loss to the agricultural capital...

The news produced less sensation than had been anticipated, probably

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because it had been long expected. In England strong expressions of regret for the Premier were publicly uttered in most of our great towns,—the warmest by Lord Houghton at...


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T oRD PALMERSTON died on Wednesday morning, at a II quarter before eleven, at Brockett Hall, in Hertfordshire, a seat of Lady Palmerston's, two days before completing his...

The affairs of New Zealand are not flourishing. The extra-

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ordinary conduct of the War Office in giving, or appearing to give General Cameron an independent veto on what military work he would consent (for political reasons) to do, had...

Owing in great measure to the incompetence of these high

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officers, the pecuniary liabilities of the colony are terrible. With a population - of not very much above 100,000 English settlers they have an annual expenditure of 790,0001.,...

To those who care for freedom things do not seem

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to be going very well in America. In Connecticut the amendment of the State constitution so as to admit negro suffrage was voted upon on the 2nd inst., the democrats bbtaining...

The public regret for Lord Palmerston has not arrested specu-

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lation as to his probable successor. Many names are discussed in political circles, but the majority appear decidedly of opinion that a Ministry headed by a Whig Peer, with Mr....

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levity in rather rem u.kable words. " We, however," it

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says, after hinting at the charge, "who breathe a religion the Founder of which was sat at naught for His social habit, because He came eating and drinking, may learn not to...

A Conservative demonstration came off' at Castle Hedingham, Essex, on

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Friday last, at which Mr. Ducane made a very long speech. Ile had not much to say, but he mourned over the ex- pulsion of Major Beresford, called on the Tories to register, de-...

The cholera has been severe this week both in Madrid

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and Paris. In the former city the deaths rose to 175 a day and the seizures to 570, and 80,000 persons emigrated, but by the latest accounts the disease was departing, the...

Does the Record think slander directed against an opposite party

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a religious virtue? It prefaced its account of Lord Palmerston's dangerous illness last Wednesday with these curious words, " Lord Palmerston's health has been remarkably good...

The American correspondent of the Times has made a blunder

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which sent down Consols. On Monday a telegram appeared, forwarded by him, asserting that Mr. Seward had received intel- ligence of a levy of recruits in Egypt for service in...

Scarcely a day now passes witbena-some case of rick-burning either

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in the Northern or'Iffidland counties. In the latest, which occurred at Bishampton, in Worcestershire, the property of the Duke d'Aumale, the Government have felt it necessary...

It appears that the project of Captain Hall, the Arctic

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ex- plorer, who is now searching for Captain Crozier, is to live among the Innuits if necessary for years, to accompany them in their annual migrations, and to spread everywhere...

Yesterday the Record had forgotten all its malicious imputations on

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its contemporaries, and was indulging " a well-founded hope that a statesman, who has been of late years is the hands of the Almighty so great an instrument of good to the...

The new King of Wurtemburg appears to be mad with

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the pride of caste. 113 recently ordered all citizen owners of opera box:* osite his own seat to give them up , as ha would have on lished a new code for salutes. All officers...

On the 26th of August last an informer assured the

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police at Cork that one of the Fenian projects was to slay all Catholic priests, and particularly tar, burn, and kill the Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork, and was of course...

The agitation in Northern Germany in favour of unity appears

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to be rising fast. Not only have the Prussian Liberals, as we mentioned last week, refused to protest against the annexation of the Duchies to Prussia, but the deputies from the...

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The members of the Town Council of Sheffield seem inclined

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to behave very well about Sheffield babies. They have appointed ft committee to verify the shocking statements contained in the report of the Factory Commissioners, and are...

The Consol market daring the greater part of the week

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has ruled firm, and an advance of about one-eighth per cent. has taken place in prices. On Saturday last the Three per Cents. left off at 881 for money, and 89f f for account....

In a meeting at Ripon on Friday week Lord De

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Grey con- gratulated his audience on the popularity of Lord Palmerston's Ministry, and hoped for the future approbation of the country for Lord Palmerston's colleagues ; and Sir...

Mr. Secretary M'Culloch has published the actual state of the

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American debt. Taking five dollars to the pound, it was on the 1st of October 548,989,0001., bearing an interest of 27,505,0001., or very nearly the interest of our own debt....

On the same evening Mr. Newdegate also addressed a dinner

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party of his constituents at Solihull, in North Warwickshire, and -explained that his Conservatism was a Conservatism founded on the Constitution of 1688, and that Conservatism...

Mr. Farnall, the Poor-Law Commissioner, who seems to be always

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selected by the Board when there is anything difficult to do, is trying to compel London parishes to carry out the House- less Poor Act. The Guardians of Bermondsey appear to be...

The last new constitution is a Federal one. A nr,

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Jones has persuaded the seven chiefs of the Feejeea to combine. and elect a chief, who for certain purposes shall rule the group, while each minor magnate remains independent...

Cholera has so arrested business in Gibraltar that nearly 2,000

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persons are out of work, and the residents are raising subscriptions to find them food. Messrs. Burns and Alaelvor of Rounford receive subscriptions in England, which seem...

The leading British Railways left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, October 11. Friday, October 20. Caledonian 127 1301 Greet Hastert. 471 47 i39 Great Northern 161 1 at •• Great We.tein.. 64i Do....

Lord George Manners has made a new suggestion in re

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the Rinderpest to the Newmarket Farmers' Club. He wished to put a high duty on all cattle imported from abroad, but leave meat taf come in free. This, he thought, would prevent...

The organs of the Brazilian Government are by no means

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over scrupulous. They have published a singularly noble letter from Estigarribia, brigadier-general in command of the smaller army of Paraguay, rejecting an offer of Flores to...

The following were the closing prices of the leading Foreign

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Securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, October 13. Friday, October 20. Greek 19 191 Do. Coupons .. 7 • • 25 . 1r 9pauisti Passive .. • • • • • • 29...

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LORD PALMERSTON. A GREAT historic figure has disappeared from English political life with the death of Lord Palmerston ; and when we have said this we have by no means...

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T T will be weeks, it may be months, before the magnitude of the event of Wednesday is fully apprehended by the country. It is not simply Lord Palmerston who has died, but a...

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P OPULAR delusions are very hard, to kill. In spite of the experience of the Civil War, of the surrender of Mason and Slidell, of the terrible persistency displayed during three...

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THERE are signs abroad, if we do not misinterpret the i1 facts which every now and then rise to the surface, that English Nonconformists are beginning to feel a weariness of...

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T HE equitable jurisdiction just conferred on County Courts has not attracted so much of public attention as so con- siderable a law reform deserves. Viewed by itself it is the...

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S OMETHING really ought to be done to protect men who go to church to pray in the language of our beautiful Prayer Book and hear the Scriptures read by the clergyman, from that...

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THE Daily Telegraph has recently opened its columns to letters On a subject which really requires discussion—the possibility of building a good but cheap house within twenty...

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J OHN MURRAY, fi rst Marquis of Athole, .was for many years one of the most devoted friends of the Duke of Lauderdale. He supported him in all his measures, and with his...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Rome, October 9, 1865. I AM unable to resist the impression that the last ten days, outwardly undisturbed by aught which broke the...

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[To TAR EDITOR OF TAR SFECTATOR.1 SIR, — In your interesting account of the " Gordons of Haddo," in your number of October 7, you allude to the absurd claim advanced by them to...

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATURAL HISTORY BY A RURAL D.D.* REPRINTS of newspaper articles are not always interesting, but there is one especial exception to the rule, and that is when...

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SIR JASPER'S TENANT.* Tars is by many degrees the worst

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of Miss Braddon's recent novels. It is said to have been written with a view to adaptation for the stage, and it is stagey to a degree. It is inferior not only to the Doctor's...

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IT is not easy to say whether the volume before us reflects most discredit on Mr. George Measom for writing it, on the the Direc- tors of the Great Eastern Railway for giving...

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" IF we consider the almost incalculable importance of fiction as a means of moulding the heart and inclining the affections towards what is good and loveable—wherein we suspect...

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THE ANNUAL REGISTER FOR 1864.* Ir ancient manuscripts sometimes affect

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us as the mummies of the departed past, the impression resembling that of an ancient vault, in twhich, although we may chance to visit it, we are not personally concerned, there...

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Suggestions on the True and Practical Route from the Atlantic to the Pam:* Ocean. By T„homas Rawlings. (Sampson Low.)—There is a great deal of fine writing in this volume, and...

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The Westminster Review. October. (Trubner.)—The Westminster Review is not very

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interesting this quarter. It opens with a long article on Mr. Hare's theory of representation, in which the writer argaos that the world is moving in the direction of democracy,...

Years Ago. By Mrs. Henry - Lynch. (Jerrold and Sons.)—This is

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a story of West Indian domestie life in the year 1790. A young lady is advised by her father to keep a diary ; she does so, and relates with great fidelity the incidents of...

Thoughts Relative to the Education of Women. (Macintosh.)—The legitimate work

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of woman is the education of the soul for life. Hera is not so much a teaching capacity as a forming power, and the knowledge that should be imparted to her is that of the...

The Worship of Baalim in Israel. Translated from the Dutch,

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by the Right Rev. J. W. Colons*, D.D. (Longman.)—The indefatigable Bishop of Natal here introduces us to a specimen of the Dutch school of criticism. In the course of his...

Radiation. By John Tyndall, F.R.S. (Longman.)—This is one of Professor

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Tyndall's lucid papers on a scientific subject, delivered as the " Redo Lecture " before the University of Cambridge. That heat is nothing but motion—that radiation is the...

The Quarterly Review. October. (Murray.)—This is a very solid number

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of the Quarterly. We will not use a harsher term, for the sake of the article on Italy, from which it would appear that the Conservative organ has rallied to the side of the now...

The Business of Pleasure. By Edmund Yates. 2 vols. (Chapman

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and Hall.)—Mr. Yates has re-published in these volumes a number of magazine articles. Some two or three relate to the machinery by which the requirements of London...

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A Triad of Essays. By a Reconciler. (Murray and Co.)—The

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author has written three essays on the "Inspiration of Nature, of Genius, and of Scripture." They are supposed in a mysterious and metaphysical manner to reconcile the phenomena...

The Children in the Wood the Beggar's Daughter, the Diverting

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His- tory of John Ggliin, the Story of Ruth the Moabite:v. (Togg.)—Happy the children of the present day who have the stories that their fathers delighted in, bedight with...

The Popular Ideas of Immortality, Everlasting Punishment, and the State

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of Separate Souls Brought to the Test of Scripture. By Rev. W. Ker, (Simpkin and Marshall)—The kind-hearted clergyman who has written these sermons, a believer in the literal...

Common Sea-Weeds. By Mrs. L. Lane Clarke. (Warne.)—This is an

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excellent little manual for sea-weed gatherers. The authoress gives the scientific classification at the beginning, but in her description she very sensibly takes the weeds as...