23 OCTOBER 1875

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M. Thiers and M. Rouher have both addressed France this

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week, the one at Arcachon, and the other at Aja,ccio. We have commented elsewhere on M. Thiers' speech, which was in brief an approval of the Republic, and a disapproval of the...


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ThiONEY is still a drug in the City. It was lent on good securi- ties in the early part of the week at one per cent., and the London and Westminster Bank is so oppressed with...

The King of Bavaria has placed himself in a position

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which but for the support of the Empire, might be serious. His Parliament accepted the hostile address mentioned last week, which imputes to the Ministry undue subserviency to...

The French' Ministry have made a very important announce- ment,

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that the Electoral Bill will be proposed for its second reading,—of course with the new amendment, which substitutes scrutin d'arrondissetnent for scrutin de liste, —...

The Foreign Office publishes another despatch from China, dated 21st

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inst., which is not quite so satisfactory as the last. The Chinese Government have agreed to send a Mission to Eng- land with an apology for the Yunnan outrage; to protect a...

The reception of the German Emperor in Milan has been

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a success, the spectaclehaving so impressed even the Emperor himself that he telegraphed his amazement at the scene to the Empress Augusta. Milan, now that the square of the...

The Turkish Bondholders have been holding meetings this - week, but

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their seCurities do not improve. They know _neither what they want nor how to get it, and are divided besides .among themselves. The holders of bonds guaranteed on special...

* * * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Arnim appeal has now been heard by all appellate

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tribu- nals, and the Supreme Court has- given its final decision. It upholds the judgment of the Court of First Instance, and the Count must therefore go to prison for eight...

A curious correspondence has been published between the Earl of

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Darnley and one of his tenants, Mr. Lake, the Mayor of Gravesend. The Earl quarrelled lately with the officers of the West Kent Yeomanry, and resigned his command. He expected...

Mr. W. H. Smith, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury,

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also spoke on Education last week, at Watford, and expressed, what Mr. Fawcett also expressed, his very strong disinclination to appraise the value of it by the tendency it is...

Dr. Manning, the general editor of the Religious Tract Society,

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has been travelling in Utah, and he reports that the Mormons, weary of their quarrels with the United States' authorities, are preparing for a new departure. He is under the...

Professor Fawcett made a good speech on Education at Bir-

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mingham on Monday, after delivering the prizes awarded at the Midland Institute. He insisted that efficient primary education was the first condition of the usefulness of such...

The Times' correspondent at Berlin, who always leaves an im-

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pression on his readers of obtaining his Russian news through the German Foreign Office, says the Government of St. Peters- burg has been steadily unfavourable to the...

The Home Secretary, Mr. Cross, received last Saturday a deputation

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from the Conservative Working-Men's Association of the City of Edinburgh, complimenting him especially on the Labour-laws of last Session. Mr. Cross seized this not very...

Admiral Cooper Key wrote a letter to Thursday's Times attack-

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ing somewhat vehemently the criticisms passed by the Saturday Review, and by the Spectator, on the recent Admiralty Minute concerning the loss of the 'Vanguard : .' He points...

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The Bishop of Peterborough has been holding the triennial visitation

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of his clergy this week, and telling them how he intends to act in relation to the Public Worship Act. He would not give his consent to any litigation unless the complaint made...

The Government of India has now published the Census of

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the -entire Empire taken in 1871-72. This census was taken with -extreme care, the officials being aided heartily by the enumerators, and it shows that the entire population of...

M. Jules Simon appears_ to have identified himself with the

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- cause of education in France rather more actively than is at all usual even with eloquent advocates. At the coronation of a rosiere at Puteaux on Sunday, after observing that...

The Prince of Wales was at Athens on Thursday, the

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21st inst., on his way to India. He gave a grand banquet to the King and Queen on Wednesday ; and the Serapis,' which does not steam well, which broke her cables in the Pi:mug,...

The fuller reports we have received this week of the

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death of Commodore Goodenough, who died on August 20, in consequence of the wound received from the treachery of the natives of the Santa Cruz Islands, are of the highest...

The Times makes, we fancy, a curious mistake about one

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item in the Indian census. No less than 103,000 persons are put down in the tables of occupations as "guests," and the Times thinks they may be representatives of the ancient...

Dr. Hook, the Dean of Chichester, who died on Wednesday,

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was perhaps the most vigorous and efficient clergyman of his generation. Speculatively, his mind was not large or sympa- thetic. There was an imperious side to his mind, and he...

We see it is stated that Sir Garnet Wolseley while

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in Natal devised a new and extremely clever plan for increasing the force at the disposal of the Government. He organised the Indian coolies, of whom considerable numbers are...

At Brackley on Tuesday, Dr. Magee enjoined on his clergy

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not to mix themselves up in the question of wages between the agricultural labourers and their employers. "The duty of the Church Clergy in the struggle was strict neutrality."...

Consols were at the latest date 94e to 94f.

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M. THLERS' LAST SPEECH. T HE great importance ascribed in France to M. Thiers' speech at Arcachon is hardly intelligible to Englishmen, because they do not quite realise the...

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A T first-sight it would seem that the collapse of earnest political feeling would be the opportunity of an able Administration, and especially of an able Conservative Adminis-...

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THERE are many funny things in the correspondence be- tween Lord Darnley and the Mayor of Gravesend, but perhaps the funniest is the Earl's perfect unconsciousness of the price...

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I T is all very well to abuse American Inflationists for their foolishness and ignorance of finance, but they are not more ignorant or more foolish than keen City men sometimes...

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M R. CROSS has earned the welcome which the Edinburgh Conservative Working-Men's Association have given him. He has taken in hand the vexed question of the Labour laws, the one...

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MHE Bishop of Peterborough delivered on Tuesday at North- ampton a very interesting commentary on the motive of the recent Ritualistic movement. He ascribed it, and without...

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ITHE world seems inclined to try a new method of geogra- phical discovery. In the eighteenth century, and the first half of the present one, though . maritime discovery was...

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T HE important discoveries of Mr. Darwin have led to the attention of many investigators being drawn to plants which are provided with apparatus for the purposive trapping of...

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MR. SHAW LEFEVRE ON EPPING FOREST. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The letter of "A Resident" in Epping Forest, in your last week's impression, commenting on a...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—Having stated in my letter to the Spectator of the 14th inst. that as yet missionaries had been only landed on Yule Island, and on...

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• rather think Mr. Crosskey has in his mind a somewhat different class of boys from that which I have been considering. I have been speaking of the boys who attend our public...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—Permit me to correct an amusing misapprehension into. which the high animal spirits of the reviewer of Mr. Southworth's "Four Thousand...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE 'SPECTATOR."] SIR. —In your article of October 9 on "Lady Duff Gordon's Last Letters," mention is made of her great success as a doctor among the Arabs...


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LANFREY'S HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON IER. * IT is no easy matter to write the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. The deeds of this extraordinary man are so enveloped in a thick cloud of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THS "SPECTATOR."] Stn,—Your article in last Saturday's paper on "The Congrega- tional Union on Dissent" will, I . am sure, be read with much sympathy by...


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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Perhaps you may think the two following scraps of pro- phecy worth printing. The first was current in the newspapers at the beginning...

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THERE must surely be in the world an immense number of persons who hold, with Balza.c, that to become a collector of anything what- soever is to ensure to oneself an unfailing...

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Oua readers may ask, with the county lady, when, at the house of a common friend, a neighbour, whom she did not visit, was announced,—" And who is Mrs. Fletcher ?" Why should...

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Mn. HAWLEY SMART is a writer who seems to enjoy describing life under questionable aspects, with less propriety than pungency, more gusto than good grammar. Not that we have...

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even in a slight degree to make us better acquainted with that wonderful military machinery by means of which the great Napoleon brought Europe under his feet is always sure of...

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The Fortunes of Maurice Cronin. By M. L. Kenny. 3

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vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)—This novel possesses a quality which Irish novels, we must do them the justice to say, seldom do possess, that of being extraordinarily tedious. This...

Beeton's Public Speaker. (Ward, Lock, and Tyler.)—This book aims at

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too much. To represent all oratory, ancient and modern, in the com- pass of a few hundred pages is an impossibility. And of this space some is given to extracts from writers...


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Unorthodox London. Series II. By the Rev. C. Maurice Davies, D.D. (Tinsley.)—What a pity it is that subjects which the public will read about, and which newspapers will...

Etymonia. (Samuel Tinsley.)—We are coming to be very weary of

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these Entopias, which a certain class of eccentric or would-be eccentric thinkers love to describe, in order conveniently to display their crotchets and nostrums. And we are the...

NEW Eorrzons. — Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines. By Robert

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Hunt, assisted by F. W. Rudler. 3 vols. (Longmans.) This is the seventh edition of a book which has long been known as a standard work of reference, but it would have ceased to...