22 JULY 1865

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Mr. Gathorne Hardy proposed Mr. Dyke for West Kent on,

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Monday. No doubt he was already assured of his own success at the Oxford University poll, and took great pains to speak in that strictly classical and refined style which Oxford...

Some of the other elections of the week have also

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been very hard fought. In each of the constituencies of South Wilts, the North Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Dublin, and Portarling- ton the Liberals have gained one seat,...

Mr. Gladstone has been defeated at Oxford by a majority

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of 180, and Mr. Gathorne Hardy, with Sir W. Heathcote, are now therefore the unillustrious members for that illustrious University. Mr. Gladstone's defeat is believed by his...


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T HE week has been mainly occupied with the county ele ctions, which have ended as yet on the whole favourably for Govern- ment. The Liberals had on Friday won twenty-two seats...

to his connection as an " arduous 'connection of eighteen

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years, and hastened down to canvass South Lancashire, where on Tuesday he made within a few hours two of his most brilliant speeches—one at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, on...

Next to the loss of Liverpool, the severest blow sustained

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by the Liberals has been in Berkshire, where Mr. Bouvetie and Mr. Walter hive ben expelled by undistinguished Tories. Mr. Walter's fate is explicable, the steerage voter being...

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Dr. Pritchard, finding that no one believed a word of

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his first confession, has made a second, most of which is probably true. He acquits his victim Mary McLeod, whose life with an unparalleled and inexplicable baseness he tried to...

Essex men are supposed in the " shires" to be

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preternaturally stupid, and a Chelmsford jury has given a verdict which ahnost justifies the supposition. Jane Merritt, buxom widow of Great Chesterford, was acquainted with...

The four o'clock return yesterday for the new (Southern) division

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of the West Riding appears to render it tolerably certain that the two Liberals, Lord Milton and Mr. Beaumont, were returned.

East Surrey, after a very sharp contest, has again returned

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two Liberals—Mr. C. Buxton, who has done yeoman's service in the matter of testa, subscriptions, and ecclesiastical withes generally, and Mr. Locke King, who does not believe,...

The King of Prussia has, we think, at last violated

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the Consti- tution in form as well as spirit. By a Royal decree dated the 19th inst. he orders that the estimate rejected by the Diet shall serve as a regulation for the...

The Tories of Oxfordshire have an odd candidate in the

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person or Mr. Henley. At least he uttered, after his unopposed return, one of the most dangerously democratic speeches we have recently read. Reform, he said, had never been...

The Cavendishes are very lucky this year. They have seated

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the old member for Derbyshire, Lord G. Cavendish, the Marquis of Hartington has been returned for North Lancashire, Lord Edward fought for and won East Sussex, and Lord...

Mr. Disraeli made a speech at a dinner given to

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the Bucking- hamshire members at Newport Pagnell on Wednesday, in which he strove arduously to represent the general election as involving no real loss to the Tory party. He...

The trial of Constance Kent at Salisbury has ended, and

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scarcely lasted an hour. Contrary to public expectation, when placed at the bar on Friday she pleaded guilty, and the plea was accepted as sufficient evidence. The judge...

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descended upon the plain of Esdraelon and the neighbouring country,

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consuming everything near Jaffa, Nazareth, and through- out Galilee apparently, as a regular army, with pickets thrown forward, main body, and rear-guard. The Rev. J. Zeller,...

The fourth half-yearly meeting of the London Financial Moo- elation

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was held on Monday. The accounts presented were very satisfactory, and a dividend at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum, together with a bonus of 10 per cent., was declared. A...

The electors of Lambeth are doing a very public-spirited thing

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—raising a subscription to pay all the election expenses of their popular member, Mr. Hughes. We understand that Mr. Hughes has repeatedly asked for his election bills, but...

The leading British Railways left off at the following.priees

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, Jaly 14. Friday, &arm.. Caledonian .. .. - • • . Great Eastern .. Great Northern .......... Great Western.. .. .. • • Do. West...

The unfortunate butler, George Broomfield, whose brain had never recovered

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from an accident in which a heavy discharge of small shot entered it, and who, amidst various other delusions originating in that accident, thought himself so much in love with...

A prospectus has been issued of the Tamar Lead and

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Sills- - ; Smelt- ing Company, with a capital of 60,0001. in 5,000 shares of 121. each. The directors propose the purchase of smelting works at Beerferries, on the river Tamar,...

The Consol market has been very inactive daring the whole

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of the week. On Saturday last the closing prices were 90 to 90* for money, and 90j, I, for account.

The work of laying the Atlantic telegraph cable has began.

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The Great Eastern, with the cable on board, arrived at Valentia on Wednesday, having of course encountered very bad weather, as that vessel always does, and is now there waiting...

Mr. Fitzjames Stephen and Captain Jervis have had a rather

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'warm controversy on the hustings at Harwich, in which Mr. Stephen, having said that Captain Jervis was disqualified by holding office under the Crown for a place in Parliament,...

The Accidental and Marine Insurance Corporation—capital, 2,000,0001., in 80,000 shares,

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251. each, the first issue to consist of 40,000 shares—has been formed, for taking over the business of the Accidental Death Insurance Company, the capital of which is...

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Greek Do. Coupons .. .• Mexican .• Spanish Passive .•

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Do. Certificates -Turkish 6 per Cents., 1868.. 1862.. ,, ContoUd6s.. .• 04 •• . 0 Friday, July 14. 211 72 491 Friday, July 21. •• •• 24 •• 2,31 •• 14 •• •• ••

The half-yearly meeting of the proprietary of the Bank of

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Lon- don was held yesterday. The profits for the six months ending June 30 were 66,5071., out of which the directors proposed a dividend at the rate of 20 per cent. per annum. •

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FROM OXFORD TO LANCASHIRE. M R. GLADSTONE'S intellectual, moral, and political movement has been in the very opposite direction to that "from Oxford to Rome ; " and yet we...

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S TATE Sovereignty is dead, but not State Rights. That is the short and pithy sentence in which a journal closely connected with the American Government sums up and defends the...

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F OR the second time within ten years an individual name has served as the pivot of a general election, the centre round which its hopes and fears, its sympathies and its...

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O UR Tory contemporaries are very indignant at the votes given by the Bishop of Oxford and some other mem- bers of the House of Lords for Mr. Gladstone at the recent election...

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O F all the contests in this General Election, there is per- haps none that presents facts more deserving of , notice than the struggle which has occurred in the hitherto so...

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T HE Liberal shareholders of the Great Eastern Railway have a great political opportunity. It rests with them to decide whether the newest of political nuisances, the...

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N OTHING more curious than the narrowness of the moral limits within which Englishmen instinctively and habitually seek for the motives to crime, except perhaps the convincing...

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W E would recommend those who believe that workmen if possessed of the supreme political power would do nothing with it but vote for Liberal members to study a little narrative...

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T HE Dalrymples of Stair can lay claim to no long illustrious pedigree. Their real founder was a man who was prominent in the days of the Protectorate and in the Revolution...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] /Vett) York, July 7, 1865. '1'lle finding and sentence of the Military Court, which has been sitting so long at Washington, in judgment upon...

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[The following is an extract from a very thoughtful private letter which will probably be interesting to some of our readers. It was not written for publication, but comes from...

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EWALD'S LIFE OF JESUS.* Ma. GLOVER has translated Ewald's Life of Christ in the hope that the authority of that learned and eminent German theologian may do something to...

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WHO said that descriptive letter-writing was one of the lost arts? He had never read Lady Duff Gordon's letters from Egypt. They are as good as those of Lady Mary Wortley...

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M. ALrooNsE ESQUIROS represents, in his own person, a happy combination of the French feuilletoniste and the English penny- a-liner. The literary gentlemen whose duty it is to...

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HENRY VIII.'S DIVORCE S1JIT.* [SEcorirt Noricts.)

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OF a far higher interest than the desultory one offered by the purely Irish and Scotch documents are those which Father Theiner publishes on Henry VIII.'s divorce suit. It is...

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Miss Russell's Hobby. (Macmillan.)—A clover story, with a dull and

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unnatural plot. The hero, whose age is till the end very carefully concealed, lives with his sisters, one of whom is a strong-headed, deep- hearted, unjust woman, and the other...

The Hunting Grounds of the Old World By the Old

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Shekarry (Long- man.)—Why the Old World, seeing that these adventures are entirely confined to Asia? We must not, however, quarrel with a name, when the book which it introduces...

A Lady's Walks in the South of France. By Mary

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Eyre. (Bentley.)— This book has been a little unjustly condemned. Miss Eyre no doubt writes like an egoist, talks absurdly mach about herself and her suc- cessful or...


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Theodore Parker's Works. Volume %IL Edited by Frances Power Cobbe. (Tritbner and Co.)—This volume contains some autobiographical and miscellaneous writings, of which the most...

Trifles for Travellers. By Robert Henniker, M.A. (Murray and Co.)—The

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practice of reprinting occasional essays can go no further than it is carried here, and the only thing to be said in its defence is that a very small railway book cannot be...

Uncle Walter. By Mrs. Trollops. (Chapman and Hall.)—It still pays

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apparently to reissue Mrs. Trollope's novels, which have only one value for men of this generation. They show what Mr. Trollope's would be if they were very much worse in design...