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The bases of the Alsace Treaty as accepted by the

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French Assembly prescribed that the departments of the Aisne, Doubs, Jura, Haut Saone, Cote d'Or, and Aube should be evacuated, and the army of occupation reduced to 50,000...

M. Thiers' speech in which he convinced the Assembly that

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he had been sufficiently eager to cut the Alsatian trade adrift, and would have done so but for the bribe of obtaining the earlier evacuation of six departments, was a perfect...

Here we see the immense advantage of leaving the Generals

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alone. Staveley was bewildered and kept a bad look-out, for his horsemen ought to have discovered the plans of his rival. On the other hand, Carey had the initiative, at least...


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E LSEWHERE we have commented on the week's warfare which has enlivened the western heaths of Surrey ; and here we may describe the operations, such as they were. The first...

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We were misled last week by the very imperfect telegraphic

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sum- mary of M. de Remusat's awkward speech concerning the Alsace- Lorraine Treaty, as to the motive of both German and French negotiators in relation to it. M. de Remusat...

But one day was devoted to a nearer approximation towards

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reality. The whole force was divided into two equal parts. Carey was appointed to command the British and Staveley the enemy, and no pro-arrangement whatever was made, except...

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The political trials in Paris are going hard against the

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Com- munists. Colonel Rossol's condemnation to death was technically justified by his desertion to the Commune ; but his gallant con- duct in the field has created a general...

The Bank has this week raised its rate of discount

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from 2 to 3 per cent., actuated by the drain of bullion which had him place to meet the demands of the Germans. This action of the Bank came like a clap of thunder on the Stock...

The ravages of the cholera at Kiiaigsberg appear to be

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fearful. In the week eutied last Saturday the fatal oases had risen to 80 per cent. of the attacks. In all the Baltic provinces, out of 2,601 cases, 1,273 had died, 620 hid...

The Bishop of Manchester, in laying on Wednesday the corner-

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stone of a group of three schools at Padibam, in Lancashire, made some sensible observations on the new crusade proposed against the Education Act,—a crusade based on the ground...

The great Mont Cenis tunnel, through which, as we mentioned

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last week, a trial train had already passed, was formally opened last Sunday, tho train accomplishing the run through the tunnel in twenty minutes. The French Home Minister, M....

A distressing event has occurred at Calcutta. On 'Wednesday last,

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Mr. Norman, the Assistant Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (and acting 'Chief Justice, in the absence of his superior, Sir R, Couch, on leave), was stabbed in two places by an...

Mr. Isaac Butt, the second champion of "Home Rule" now

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in the British Parliament, was elected for Limerick in his own absence on Wednesday without opposition. lie was proposed by Mr. Michael Ryan, who, remarking that the people of...

The municipality of Strasburg has just elected by twenty-five votes

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against three a Mayor, M. Lautz, very hostile to the German annex- ation, and it would not seem that Germany has as yet made any pro- gress in converting the city to a more...

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Dr. Jelf, formerly principal of King's College, London, and better

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known for a sermon, which has since become celebrated, on the English Church as " the Via Media " between Protestantism and Roue, died at Christchurch, Oxford, where he was one...

The Pall Mall Gazelle of Monday was not very strong

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in its 'economy. Commenting on Mr. Mill's doctrine that the " un- earned increment of value" which land gains by the mere -extension of population is a fit subject for taxation,...

The Small Pox Hospital does not seem to be too

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careful about its patients. A little girl, Elizabeth Bellue, admitted to the hospital in May last, and removed ou the 24th May to the convalescent branch, has, by the admission...

Mr. Rayner, an Islington chemist, was summoned this day week

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before Mr. Cooke for selling a pennyworth of oxalic acid, —a very poisonous drug, —w ith a label describing it as "citrate of magnesia," which is a harmless effervescent. It was...

Consols •were on Friday 921 to 93.

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The speeches at agricultural meetings this year are even duller

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than usual. Colonel North has so far ventured on politics at some of them as to applaud the plan of an experimental campaign, and to quiz the War Office, remarking that he meant...

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THE LIMERICK ELECTION. A MONG its other attributes, the Irish nation is endowed with a liberal imagination and a convenient memory. There is as much joy over Mr. Isaac Butt's...


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T HERE has scarcely been a more grotesque moral situation in modern times than that which was at once so skilfully and so absurdly manipulated by M. Thiers in the truly...

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THE Autumn Manoeuvres are over for the year ; the largest I body of British troops seen together since 1815 has either been broken up into isolated battalions and detachments,...

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S IR WILLIAM ARMSTRONG'S letter to the Times or Thursday week was answered by the President of the- Nine Hours' League in a letter published in the Times of last Tuesday, to...

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I 1 7 there be any bone and muscle in the American Democracy 1 after it has passed through the fiery ordeal of corruption in great cities, now is the time for it to show itself...

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W E cannot regret the act of the Grand Jury at the Central Criminal Court in rejecting the Bill against the pub- lisher of " The Eltham Tragedy Reviewed." A criminal prosecution...

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M R. J. S. BREWER, Honorary Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, Preacher at the Rolls, one of the ablest of the professors of King's College, London, learned historian, ardent...

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IT is amusing to witness the cheerful alacrity with which 1 Engineers are ever proposing grand schemes to bridge over the distances on our globe, and the willingness with which...

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I N the remarkable monograph in which Professor Tiefdenken of Giessen pleads for the assembly of an International Con- gress to exchange ideas on the various cuisines of Europe...

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Salt Lake Gay, August 27, 1871. Sin,—As I have been for the last month almost constantly in the company of emigrants for the Far West, and am now in the heart of the country...

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THE GOSPEL OF DOGMAS. [TO THE BETTOR OF THE " BEEOTATOR.1 SIR, — The question which has been discussed between your cor- respondents "J. R." and "H. M. M." is so important and...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF TRIO "SPIUOTA.TOR.1 Sfa,—As a woman who takes an interest in the questions of the day, I cannot help thanking you warmly for your article on "The Orientalizing...

(To TRH EDITOR. OF TIM "Srsatiroit."]

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do not know that a word can be usefully added to the excellent article on the " Orientalizing Party on Woman Ques- tions" in your last number, except inasmuch as every separate...


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[TO T1111 EDITOR OF TRH "Sricotiloa."] SIR, —You have done me the honour of mentioning my name, in a recent notice (Spectator, September 9) of Mr. Birks's " Isaiah," as...

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THE FRENCH WAR IN THE DEPARTMENTS.* [FIRST NOTICE.] THESE two works furnish semi-official accounts of the administra- tion and conduct of the war in France after the...


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[To ins Mina OF TUE " Brcorkios, Sin s —Your estimate of the numbers of electors who abstained from voting at the Truro election is inaccurate. Allowing for double...


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Sin,—Witli reference to Professor Fawcett's letter of last week upon your infelicitous conjunction of my name with his, I am happy to be able to disabuse his mind of one...

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Wu have to thank Miss Yonge for a book which, though some- what too long and unequal in merit, contains many passages of great interest, and introduces us to scenes of...

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THE GEORGICS OF VIRGIL.* ABOUT eleven years ago Mr. Blackmore,

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under the title of " A Market Gardener," if we mistake not, published a translation of the first two books of the Georgics; he now completes the work, prefacing the second as he...

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THERE are some things in the world it is difficult to render un- interesting, and the places where the highest aspirations of the human race were cradled will always be among...

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CA.RLETOWS success as a story-teller—he hardly rises to the dignity of a novelist—is due to the minute delicacy and accuracy with which ho depicted the manners and customs of...

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Intaglios : Sonnets. By John Payne. (Pickering.)—The sonnet seems to

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suit the genius of Mr. Payne's poetry. Its narrow limits and the rigidity of its form do something to ohook the wild luxurianoe of his. fancy, and to stop a fluency which,...

The Odes of Horace. Book I. Translated into English verse

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by M. C. (Nimmo.)—We must quote against M. 0. the author whom ho seeks to honour. The poet speaks, not exactly with praise, of one whose gift it was to mike two-hundred verses...


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English and Scotch Historical Ballads. By Arthur Milman, M.A. Mr. Milman describes this volume as having boon edited "for the use of schools." We have no hesitation in saying...