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Lord Russell and M. Drouyn de Lhuys have dropped simul-

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taneously a few hints concerning the Gastein Convention to their diplomatic agents abroad, not for communication to the Courts to which they were accredited, but to inform the...


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rnHE weather changed on Wednesday night, and a sudden cool- ness fell upon the land. Since then politics have revived, suggesting that heat may not onlybe latent motion, but...

Yesterday week the office of the Irish People, Dublin organ

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of Fenian folly, was entered by the police, a considerable number of persons with treasonable trash on them arrested, and the paper seized. At Cork also many humble conspirators...

Mr. Disraeli has spoken at Aylesbury on agricultural topics, which

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he treats with even more than usually unctuous detaiL He goes into the true theory of the Royal and Central Bucks Agricultural Association with a sort of passion, points out how...

There is nothing fresh about the cattle disease, which does

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not seem as yet to abate. Miss Burdett Coutts has published a long document, in which she insists on the plague being Russian, and gets a little heated on the subject in...

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Lieutenant-General von Manteuffel, in assuming authority in Schleswig under the

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provisions of the Gastein Convention, says, with an irony the poor Schleswigers are already feeling keenly, "The words 'Prussian administration' signify of themselves justice,...

M. von Bismarck has been made a Count for his

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supposed services to the King of Prussia. The King has also paid a visit of congratulation to the Minister. Even as to the King, the services are more than doubtful. Von...

A letter has been published by the late Mr. Cobden

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to a French friend, estimating with characteristic sagacity the issue of the American war just a year before its conclusion, before the taking of Atlanta, and therefore while...

Mr. Henley, the Tory member for Oxfordshire, made one of

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his curious and original speeches at Theme last week, too late for our last impression. He began with a striking comparison between the true conservatism shown by the Americans...

The Austrian Governor of Holstein, Von -Gablenz, has made a

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much more conciliatory address to his province. He will "firmly uphold. the system of self-government so far advanced among you ;" he promises "time conscientious application of...

The new Times' correspondent in New York,—the sane one who

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has replaced Dr. Mackay, and been so horribly abused by the Saturday Review, and even editorially snubbed by the Times itself, for telling the truth concerning the Confederate...

"An Eyewitness" writes to the Times to vindicate Count Eulen-

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burg from responsibility for the death of M. Ott. Apparently he does not know which party began the assault, he says all con- cerned in it were in liquor, that blows were...

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During the half-year ending June 30 last, the number of

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pas- sengers conveyed on the Scinde Railway was 58,567, and the gross receipts per mile of line open were 369/. 15s. 2d. The receipts from goods' traffic showed a falling off...

The trial of Currie for the murder of Major de

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Vere resulted -of course in sentence of death without hope of mercy. The remarkable feature of the trial was the defence made by Mr. Sleigh. After vainly attempting, on the...

The Senior Wrangler of last year, Mr. Purkiss, a Scholar

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of Trinity College, was &owned in the Cam last Sunday. He was -a fair but not a strong swimmer, and appears to have been caught in some weeds in a deep place near the bank,...

A curious longing fell upon an engine-cleaner on the Chard

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and Taunton Railway last week to ride his own engine. The man, William Stevens, had never driven an engine, and was forbidden even to get up steam, but after cleaning the engine...

Greek Do. Coupons .., Friday, September 15. Friday, September N.

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211 .. 211 Si Mexican .. 241 25 Spanish Passive •• 301 30 e Do. Certificates 141 141 Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858.. 721 721 10 1882.. 741 741 „ Consolidds.. 401

On Saturday last Consols left off at 89 for money,

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and 891, 90 for account. Yesterday the closing prices were 89i, for de- livery, and 891, for time. The money market remains without material change, the minimum rate of discount...

The inquest on the body of Miss Blake, who is

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presumed to have died from the effect of strychnine administered to her in order to procure abortion, was resumed at Salisbury on Thursday. William John Storer, formerly a...

It seems at last clear that the Enfield rifle can

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be converted into a breech-loader both advantageously and cheaply. In the last published report of the Ordnance Select Committee on the -subject, Mr. Snider's process was stated...

The leading British Railways left off at the annexed quotations

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, September 15. Miley, September 22. Caledonian .. Great Eastern .. • • • • 1311 x. 461 .. lit 451 Great Northern .. 134 191...

A Bath farmer, William Fletcher, has been beating two young

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ladies with a stick for blackberrying in his fields. Their backs were really hurt, painful, and much swollen. He does not appear to have been drunk, but some children had nearly...

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THE TOY-REVOLUTION IN IRELAND. T HERE is, as well as folly, something almost pathetic in the ohildishness of the treason which the Government of Ireland is now putting down so...

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M R. BRIGHT'S letter to Glasgow, declining to speak there on Reform, expresses with all his old force the intensity of Mr. Bright's antipathy to our aged Premier, the depth of...

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the English Freedmen's Aid Associa- tions at Bristol recalls attention to a feature of the late American struggle to which but scanty justice has as yet been done by Europe—the...

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T HE Prussian adventurer has achieved another success, and the title of Count is a fitting reward from the master whom he has made Duke of Schleswig. We see no reason to be...

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(NNE step appears to have been taken towards the quelling V of the official anarchy which for several months has pre- yelled in New Zealend. ,General Cameron, it is reported,...

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TS there such a thing as a ' wicked ' opinion confidently and honestly held ? A correspondent who writes us a very temperate letter in another column, and who repeats the...

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n UNBOG has been in revolt against its parson, and Dunbog Ll in that state is a curious literary and moral study not easily paralleled on this side of the Border. The Scotch, we...

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S T. QUENTIN, concerning which I wrote to you last week,

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was not the ultimate point of thy destination. I had to go yet further afield, to a little out-of-the-way village close upon the Belgian frontier. And to effect my purpose I had...

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L EWIS, third Marquis of Huntly, played fast and loose- between King and Covenant in the Montrose campaign, and died in 1653, leaving a son, George, who succeeded as fourth...

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[FROM OTIR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, September 8, 1865. " WE have just passed through what the correspondent of the London Times says is called here "in barbarous...

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eighteen ; and even two dozen sometimes appear ; nine

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and ten It has been well remarked that any Bruce who in the present are common, and less than five rarely are recorded. Long life, too, d ay asserts his legitimate male descent,...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Siu,—I don't intend to interfere in your dispute with " W.R.G." But first, as a member of the same profession with yourself, and, secondly,...

IT is e q ually difficult t o re a d this book, to criticize

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it, and to see why it should, have been wr itten. Mr. Mont g omery undertakes to vindicate Steele a g ainst,thessneer of Macaulay a n d the carica- ture of Th a ck e r a ,y,,In...

TE!,,ttyntiGini . tis [TO TIM EDITOR OF TfIE SPECTATOR."] Ste,—In an article'

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upon Irel a nd, in your last „ n umber, you speak of that sort o f Tenaiii s 'r; e iht Which is " incg a putably ; f a i r ,,, lust," aSiiiitinStied fk io in that whi c h ie 1...

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IT is a common saying that truth is stranger than fiction, but it is seldom realized that the application of the saying is generally least felt where it most applies. The...

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MR. LYONS McLzor• tells us that Madagascar has been called the Great Britain of Africa. And in that light, as late British Consul of Mozambique, it must have occupied in his...

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IF the thanks of mankind are due to historians whose mind, like Gibbon's, Guizot's, or Mommsen's, is able to grasp a great subject and follow it up through the ages, making, as...

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THESE two novels are- among the most popular which the season has produced in America, and they are precisely of that order which the publishing system of that country is...

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[Villain Bathurst. By Lewis Hough. 3 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—

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Mr. Hough is an enthusiastic champion of the public school-system. He considers that a private-school education fosters weakness of character, and that there is nothing so fatal...

The Hebrew Scriptures. Translated by Samuel Sharpe. $ vols. Vol.

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IL (Whitfield, Green, and Son.)—The learned translator adheres to his original design of making no unnecessary alterations in the authorized version of the Scriptures, whilst he...

The Collected Writings of _Edward Irving. Edited by his Nephew,

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Rev. G. Carlyle. Vol. V. (Strahan.)—In this volume we have six very lengthy sermons on the doctrine of the "Incarnation," and two on the " Church " and the "Supernatural Gifts...


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Astronomical Geometry. By R. G. M. Browne. (Bentley.)—The author of this volume considers that sufficient attention has not been paid to the attraction exercised by the sun and...

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