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Lord Northbrook, the Under-Secretary for War, has accepted the Indian

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Viceroyalty. The appointment, though rather a sur- prise to the public, which knows less of Lord Northbrook than of most public men, is probably a good, and certainly a...

North Notts has already followed the North-West Riding, and a

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good deal more than followed. According to the Conservative re- turn, Mr. Monckton, the Conservative candidate, had got a majority of the whole electorate before half-past four...

Mr. Cardwell proposes, in addition to his general scheme, to

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establish a training and tactical station in the North of England where all arms may be exercised, and another near London as an exercise-ground for all the numerous...

There seems to be a good deal of hesitation in

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the councils of the Nonconformist leaders. On the one hand, the Birmingham League have put out a declaration against the very unsecularist principles of the Scotch Education...

Mr. Cardwell, in moving the Military Estimates on Thursday, described

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his Army Reorganization Scheme in a speech which seems to have gained approval from all sides of the House. We have described its main feature, the close linking of the Army...


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T HE French Government is obviously alarmed at the intrigues of the Bonapartists, and is taking the course which seems to Englishmen so unwise, but which all French Governments...

Some at least of this energy is directed against the

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Monarchists, who have all the week been trying to arrange another fusion on a basis explained elsewhere. By the last accounts they would appear to have failed. All manner of...

• * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case. •

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As for Mr. Morse's ingenious, but very easily refuted argument

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that the Board of Assessors provided for under the Tenth Article of the Treaty, to meet at Washington, New York, or Boston, and there estimate the money value of the claims more...

On Monday night Mr. Cross delivered his fire at the

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Prime Minister in relation to the Collier scandal, and the result was a. debate in which the apologists for the Ministry took ostentatiously moderate ground, and the Minister...

The Bishop of Peterborough made a most brilliant speech in

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the House of Lords on Monday against Lord Shaftesbury's Bill empowering "three members of the Church," being also inhabi- tant householders of the same diocese, to bring suits...

The Duke of Argyll made on Monday what we may

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call the- minimum of apology for the very savage character of his attack in the debate of Thursday week on what he then termed "the railing and almost ribald" accusation brought...

The German papers appear to take so strongly the view

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that the indirect or consequential damages claimed under the Treaty of Washington are mere buncombe, that some of the papers,—the Prussian Kreuz Gazette, for instance,—recommend...

If the telegram to yesterday's Daily Telegraph may be relied

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upon, the Treaty of Washington would appear to be virtually at an end. "Mr. Fish affirms," it says, "that the American Case, including both direct and indirect claims, is...

Mr. Morse, the United States' Consul-General in England, has written

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two letters, published in Monday's and Friday's Times, to prove, first, that the Treaty does cover the indirect claims, especially the maritime consequential damages, and next...

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Of what may be called the thorough Liberals, only Mr.

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Den- -man, Mr. Chambers, Mr. Watkin Williams, and Mr. Fawcett voted against the Government. The chief Nonconformists Members (including Mr. Miall, Mr. Dixon, and Mr....

The Attorney-General concluded his twenty-six days' speech on the Tichborne

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case on Wednesday, having spoken at least as much as the first two volumes of Lord Macaulay's history,—much more than any half-dozen printed speeches on record. Mrs. Radcliffe...

Hours have been wasted this week over the Parks' Bill,

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with no further result than to show Mr. Vernon Harcourt posing in the attitude of Tribune of the Roughs. A valuable amendment intro- duced by Mr. Rylands on Thursday, vesting...

Mr. Harcourt does not at all like our defenoe of

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Rotten Row as a spectacle amusing to the democracy which would be spoilt by the admission of street cabs. In a letter to the Times, published on Thursday, he says :—" I observe...

The German Government has commenced a crusade against foreign languages

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in Germany. All official orders and decrees in orraine as well as Alsace are to be in German, and in Poland the German tongue is to be taught in all schools. Prince Bismarck has...

The most damaging speech made against the Government was Mr.

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Denman's, for he showed that, by some of the House of Com- mons at least, the notion of expressly qualifying the Attorney and 'Solicitor-General for a direct appointment to the...

Lord Derby has carried his motion for a new Doomsday

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Book. 'The Local Government Board has been ordered to send in a -return of the number of proprietors of land in the United King- dom owning above one acre, with the quantity of...

Nothing of any importance has transpired this week in reference

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to the disappearance of the young Russian, Bauer. His father writes to express his conviction that he was connected with a society and has been murdered, and the Russian police...

Prince Bismarck is forcing his Bill enabling the Government to

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appoint lay inspectors to posts hitherto held by ecclesiastics through Parliament with a high hand. He affirmed in his speech of the 9th inst. that the Tories, the Catholics,...

Consols were on Friday 92f to 92i.

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The latest swindle discovered is a curiously clever and heartless

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one. Some one has got up a story that the 1864 pennies are too good, gold having entered into them by mistake, and that the Post Office will give sixpence each for them. The...

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THE NEW VICEROY. and taxes and service regulations. Feats before which Girondins would have shrunk were accomplished at such a speed that this country scarcely even noticed...

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W E are not amongst those who are accustomed to ignore Mr. Gladstone's greatness and the greatness of what his Government has done, because we can see plainly the great defects...

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T HERE is another panic in Versailles. The Conservative majority in the Assembly consists mainly of bald- headed men, has no competent leader, and indeed no leader of any kind,...

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A/f R. COWPER-TEMPLE was very cautious in moving the House into Committee on Tuesday with the view of asking leave to bring in a Bill to authorize Sermons by laymen in Church...

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1{R. CARD WELL'S exposition of his plan for the 11 reorganization of the Army, made in the House of Commons on Thursday, appears to have been a great success,—a success due to...

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A S far as we can understand popular feeling, everybody wishes this Thanksgiving ceremonial to succeed. The Govern- ment certainly wish it, for any fiasco, whether they are...

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4 .; S IR WILLIAM GULL, in a remarkable address read on the 26th January before the Clinical Society,* threw out a suggestion of which any layman is competent to appre- ciate...

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I RELAND has lost another of her sons,—and one whose career has been marked by such untiring energy and steady perse- verance as do not usually characterize the children of her...

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xxxi—GEORGE I. L ORD STANHOPE introduces his notice of the reign of George I. with the following remark :—" A hard fate that the enthronement of a stranger should have been the...

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THE NORTHERN ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND. [nom A CORRESPONDENT.] Steamship Nevada, November 9. I WAS talking two or three days ago with two gentlemen, one of whom was an old resident...

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THE AMERICAN CASE. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTITOIL1 Sta,—Mr. Morse, in his letter published in the Times of Monday, characterizes the claim for damages arising from the...


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SPEOTATOR.1 you allow me to add a postscript to the interesting article that appeared in the Spectator of last Saturday, entitled,. "The Horror of Astronomical Catastrophes " ?...

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THE BROTHERS CHAMBERS.* WILLIAM and Robert Chambers were born in the "little old" burgh of Peebles, of which Cockburn said, "as quiet as the grave or Peebles ;" Robert Chambers...

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INGRES.* To the question, who takes the first rank among

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the French artists -of this century, a Frenchman will answer, with a slight touch of thesitation, "Ingres." But if you vary the form, and inquire the relative reputation of such...

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of the Vanity Fair Picture Gallery contains a great number of pictures or caricatures,—(the artist sometimes contents himself with simple portraiture),—of power and humour quite...

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IT is difficult to know with what books to class the one whose rather clap-trap title stands at the head of this notice. It is, of course, ostensibly a book of travels, but it...

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THE SUBTERRANEAN WORLD.* POPULAR treatises on natural science are often

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interesting, without being instructive. The book before us, however, merits, like other works of the same author on kindred subjects, distinct commendation, for it is not only...

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Mn. ARNOLD and the Delegates of the Oxford Press have done a good work in publishing these volumes. It is to the English writings of Wyclif that he owes his fame. No doubt we...

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RECENT SERMONS.* READERS who may see very clearly the value

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of Mr. Whitehead's Sermons—and there are few, we should imagine, who can fail to see it —may yet have a difficulty in classing them or defining their special excellence. As to...

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St. Francis de Sales. By the Author of "A Dominican

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Artist." (Rivington.)—The author says in his preface, "the trifling details of his life and conversation, have been dwelt upon, rather than those more specially concerning his...


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Sir Walter Scott : The Story of his Life. By R. Shelton Mackenzie. (Boston, U.S., J. R. Osgood.)—The enthusiasm of our friends on the other side of the Atlantic about some of...

Kirstin's Adventures. By the Author of "Casimir, the little Exile."

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(Bell and Daldy.)—This little tale, a posthumous work, as we are sorry to learn from the "advertisement," comes with a good recommendation which it does not fail to justify,...

Phases of Bradford Life. By James Burnley. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—This

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volume is a reprint of papers which have appeared in a local paper. Perhaps we may be allowed to say that they do it con- siderable credit. The " Phases " are photographs, not...

The Fortunes of Tom Haswell, and Tom Haswell's Fortune. By

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Mary Hayman. 2 vols. (Newby.)—This is a most melancholy and purpose- less story. The main subject of it is the hero's search for his sister, who has been shut up in a madhouse...

Kennaquhair : a Narrative of Utopian Travel. By Theophilus M'Crib.

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(Chapman and Hall.)—Cervantes killed Don Quixote to save him from unworthy hands, and Addison is said to have shortened the life of Sir Roger de Coverley lest Sir Richard Steele...

Potty. By Katharine S. Macquoid. 2 vols. (Macmillan.)—We found in

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reading this novel, as we have often found in reading novels before, that our pleasure did not increase as we went en. The cottage by the Devonshire wood, with the two pretty...