22 APRIL 1865

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The report on the Russian epidemic published by the medical

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officer of the Privy Council is on the whole re-assuring. It appears that two diseases are now prevailing in the North of Europe, one at St. Petersburg and the other about the...

A letter has been published from Mr. Mill to the

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electors of Westminster, in which lie consents to represent the borough if returned without expense, and re-states his political principles. With regard to Reform Bills, Mr....

The inquiry ordered by Mr. Villiers into the death of

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Richard Gibson, the pauper who rotted to death in St. Giles's Workhouse under the eyes of the doctors and nurses, ended on Thursday. Some days must elapse before the decision,...


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T HE topic of the week has been the attitude of the North. The great democracy has come well out of its hour of supreme trial. Through four long years of defeat, and...

The Cesarewitch is dying at Nice, apparently of the new

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spinal disease, a sad fate for a man with such a career before him. His father, and Princess Dagmar of Denmark, his affianced wife, are travelling from St. Petersburg and...

We were able last week to announce the fall of

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Richmond, the greatest event of this year, in a second edition. The proximate causes of the event may be easily explained. Lee was reduced to great straits, and nearly isolated...

The tidings of these great events were of course received

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in New York with an enthusiasm of joy. The dealers in Wall Street broke out spodtsneously into the Old Hundredth, or rather the doxology to the Old Hundredth, and followed it up...

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Herr von Bismark is evidently of Danton's opinion as to

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the political value of audacity. He has actually introduced into the Prussian Chamber a Bill for establishing the Prussian fleet at Kiel, thus as it were annexing that grand...

The Emperor received the address of the Corps Legislatif on

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Monday, and informed the deputies that "through the electoral movement and the voice of the tribune and the press France feels that it is free," and that "the labouring and the...

The Volunteer Review at Brighton on Easter Monday passed off

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with remarkable spirit and success. 20,000 volunteers were under arms on the ground, considerably more than on any former occasion, and so we hope to be spared any further talk...

If Brigham is again to be selected for the Easter

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Monday Review thr, Brighton police must keep better watch over their beach at tight. At present it is on Easter Monday a "dark walk" of the worst kind. Policemen have nothing to...

A most discreditable incident is reported from Madrid. The Government

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either fear or pretend to fear a revolution, and Marshal Narvaez is determined to warn the people of the conse- to be brought to a port where overcrowding and low diet are...

It is the same at Rome. An English gentleman named

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Spiers last week won a steeplechase there ; his colours were red and green, and he, without a thought of anything beyond making himself look as well as he could, threw over both...

Pio Nono has abandoned the rt5le of suffering angel which

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he has played so long, and has made the first advances towards reconciliation with Italy. He has addressed a letter to Victor Emanuel, requesting him in courteous, almost kindly...

A writer in The Pall Mall Gazette, who signs himself

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"W. R. G.," has contrived, we think, to reach the ne plum ultra of philosophical wickedness. In a thoughtful and temperate letter, marred as a composition only by half a dozen...

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British Railways Yesterday and on Thursday week the leading left

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off at the following quotatiobs :— Thuraday, April C aledonian .. .. .. .. .. In Great Eastern .. .. 4114 Great Northern .. .. .. .. 134 Great Western.. .. .. .. .. 75/ Do....

M. l'hiers must surely have caught moral qualities from Louis

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Philippe. On Thursday week last he made a speech upon Italy fall of the cynical selfishness which overthrew the House of Orleans. He denounced Italian unity and supported the...

Is Memorial Diplomatique publishes the correspondence be- tween the Papacy

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and the Em,peror Maximilian upon the subject of his recent decrees. The drift of the Papal reply, which is dated 5th of March, was known before, but the text contains two ....

Charles Dickens, in one of his wildest moods, makes Sam

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Weller tell a story of a man who, to prove that muffins were wholesome, ate three shillings' worth of muffins on principle, "toasted 'em all, buttered 'em all, eat 'em all, and...

A carious ease of child-stealing was heard at Leeds on

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Tuesday. Caroline Walton, wife of a cabman, was childless, and believed that her husband disliked her on that account. She therefore stole the child of one Bridget O'Connor...

Mr. Alfred Butler, M.D., has this week brought on himself

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a fatal notoriety. Mary Green, wife of a carpenter, being near her con- finement, agreed to pay Dr. Gardiner 16s. to attend her. Dr. Gardi- ner sold his business to Dr. Butler,...

There is hope for Ireland yet. The priests of Louth

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have returned to Parliament Mr. Kennedy, a Presbyterian, because they agreed with his political opinions. Mr. Kennedy apparently made no religious concessions, and was really...

The Directors of the Amicable Society have concluded a pro-

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visional arrangement with the Norwich Union Life Insurance Society, by which the latter will guarantee the payment of all claims upon the Amicable at the rate of 227/. for every...

The Consol market has ruled heavy during the week, and

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a fall has taken place in prices. On Saturday last the closing price for money was 90i, 91; for account, 91. Yesterday the latest official quotations were :—For delivery, 90i ;...

The following were the closing prices of the leading Foreign

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Securities yesterday and on Thursday week :— Greek Do. Coupons Mecican Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1.858.. 1862 ConsoiLds... Thursday, April...

Messrs. Terry and Burch, respectively manager and secretary of the

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late Unity Bank, were acquitted on Thursday of the charge of having unlawfully conspired to publish a false balance-sheet of the affairs of that bank. Mr. Justice Smith, in...

The Russian Government has concluded a contract with two Americans,

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Messrs. Collins and Sibley;for an electric telegraph from the Author to California via Belsring's Straits. The distance is 7,000 miles, and the line will paw through territories...

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THE FALL OF RICHMOND. T IIS last victory of the North is to the South more than a great defeat. It is much that after five continuous days of battle the last effective army of...

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"Et PUB SE MUOVE I " A great event has occurred in Rome, greater than M. Renter's Italian agents appear to understand. The Pope of his own free-will has taken the first step...

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W E all know that in this country the right to present to a living is property which can be, and is, every day bought and sold. Every morning the advertisement columns of The...

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I T is always with the deepest regret that we find ourselves opposed on a question of political philosophy to Mr. John Stuart Mill. In the first place, to be quite frank, he is...

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I S good administration—say a thorough reform in the great departments of our Civil Service, a method under which we shall keep no more cats than catch mice, no horses but such...

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D URING the recent debate on the Bill for transferring the charge of the poor from the parish to the union, Mr. Villiers quoted some statements from an unpublished return which...

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E LEVEN months of hard, unfaltering, incessant warfare, waged upon a field extending from the Potomac to the Mississippi, from the ocean to the central mountain ranges of the...

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B UT Montrose was not disposed to remain idle because thus foiled for the time by Argyll. He now collected a family party of con- spirators—his brother-in-law, Lord Napier, Sir...

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rFROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, April 5, 1865. I PROPOSED to myself to send you this week a pen-and-ink sketch of General Grant, which should serve as a companion to...

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MR. M. BROWN AND MR. D. ROBERTS, MA. HOGARTH relates that he endeavoured to habituate himself to the exercise of a sort of technical memory, and that by repeating in his mind...

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. OUR CONVICTS.* THE cessation of the annual flow of convicts to Western Australia is doubtless a far greater present inconvenience to that colony than to the mother country,...

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WE cannot recommend this little volume to the general public. They will not enjoy it, and will think a few lines of real poetry hardlyearned by wading through some hundreds of...

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THERE is no doubt that when this story was first published in the pages of a cheap journal it interested many thousands of readers who move in the humbler walks of life....

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• A NATIVE STATE.* THERE is probably no one subject

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whatever upon which the aver- age Englishman knows leas than the history of the minor Indian sovereignties. That such and such a State exists he is usually aware, because he has...

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The Quarterly Review, April, 1865.—In a review of Sir E.

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Bulwer Lytton's later novels and poems an estimate of his pretentious very different to that of The Westminster is taken by the critic. Much of course must be conceded to the...


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The Westminster Review. April, 1865.—One does not go for light reading to the review which is issued under the auspices of Messrs. Trubner and Co., but a paper on "The Positive...

The. 'Edinburgh Review. April, 1i365.—The list of subjects in the

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Edirtrgli is less inviting than in The Quarterly, and the number does noWove pleasanter than it looks. The paper on "Madame Roland "will -auk satisfy any one who has read that...

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Donnington Hall. By the Rev. F. Talbot O'Donoghue, B.A. (Saun-

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ders, Otley, and Co.)—.A curious novel in one volume,—curious because the female characters are all better developed than the male—Lady de Marbury than her son Sir John, and...

ingenuity to explaining that they have given to correcting what

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they did not understani, they would have been saved a deal of trouble and many blunders. We think most critics now agree with him. But though his explanations of doubtful...

Historical Notes on the 71.actarian Movement. By the Rev. Fred.

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Oakeley. (Longman and Co.)—These four essays are reprinted from The Dublin Review, and are a pleasant sketch of a movement in the Church which as a matter of history has a...

The Soldier's Handbook. (C. I. Coltson.)— This very useful and

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well-theed little work is intended as a "guide to advancement and employment in the regular and reserve forces of the British army." We wish the information here so clearly...

gang Mailer, founded on a diary written by Professor Wegeler,

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an early friend of Boethoven. We can hardly suppose that this account of Beethoven's youth is to be taken as history. It reads more like a romance founded on facts, and indeed...

Le Morte Arthur. Edited from the Harleian MS. 2,252 in

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the Brtiish Museum. By F. J. Furnivall, M.A. (Macmillan and Co.)—,This menu- , script is unquestionably well edited, and to students of philology and de- votees of the cycle of...

One Hundred Flowerets of English Verse. With short notes for

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the use of young persons. By the Rev. C. G. Hamilton, Head Master of the Stockport Grammar School. (Longman and Co.)—A very well-chosen volume of selections, divided into four...