24 JUNE 1865

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A despatch was published on Monday in which Mr. Cardwell,

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under date 17th inst., informs Lord Monck of the result of the negotiations between Her Majesty's Ministers and the Canadian delegates. Four gentlemen were sent over—Messrs....

Manchester has not yet selected its candidate, the moderate and

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extreme Liberals being apparently unable to agree. It was re- ported yesterday, that the choice of several influential persons had fallen upon the man who would be perhaps of...

Sir George Grey on Tuesday struck a small coup d'etat,

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at ,which the Carlton gnashes its teeth. Under circumstances ex- lained in another column, he offered the Irish Catholics the right f affiliating colleges of their own to the...

The Liberals have lost the seat for Coventry, Mr. Eaton,

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locally influential Tory, beating Mr. Mason Jones, Radical lecturer, by a small majority. Sir Arthur Buller has been returned for Liskeard without opposition, and Devonport has...

The Clerical Subscription Bill came down from the Lords, and

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was debated in the Commons on Thursday evening. Mr. Buxton made a very good speech, pointing out that the deliberate inten- tion of many of the changes was to enlarge the...

Lord Stanley of Alderley does not seem to have benefited

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much by the retirement of Sir Rowland Hill. The merchants of London want the present system of despatching the India mails changed for a weekly mail, leaving on a fixed day in...


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I T is announced semi-officially that Parliament will be dissolved between the 7thand 12th of July, theuncertainty being produced by the state of business in the Upper House....

The Prussian Parliament was prorogued on the 17th inst., with

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a speech from Herr von Bismark full of insolent reproof to the Lower House. The Chamber is accused of throwing difficulties in the way of the counsellors of the Crown, of...

The canvass for Mr. Hughes in Lambeth is, we understand,

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going on prosperously, and we rejoice to observe that the working men of London are taking an active part in the canvass for the best friend of co-operative labour who has ever...

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The coroner's jury which inquired into the Staplehurst accident has

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brought in a verdict of manslaughter against Benge, the fore- man, and Gallimore, the inspector, employed at the spot. The evidence as yet produced certainly establishes a...

The young gentlemen at Oxford are rather more generous than

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Lord Brougham, having not yet learned to worship success. At Commemoration on Wednesday, three -loud cheers were given for -Jefferson Davis, a storm of groans for President...

Lard Stanley on Monday informed the House that he did

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not in:eel to propose just yet the amendments in the Patent Laws suggested by the Commission of which he was chairman. He wanted the House to decide first whether it would not...

Joint-stock associations are fast superseding banks, and they are now

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invading the position of strictly mercantile firms. Three firms, Messrs. Robinson and Fleming, Redfern Alexander and Co., and Lane, Hankey, and Co., have united under the title...

All through this week the cabmen of Paris have been

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on strike. There are 3,000 of them, an employed; by the Compagnie des Petites Voitures, which. under an agreement with the city has a monopoly' of this means e conveyance. The...

The Atlantic telegraph cable has been coiled on board the

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Great Eastern, which starts for Valentia about the 7th July. It is calculated that the actual laying will occupy about a fortnight, and the first message may therefore be looked...

Lord Brougham is very anxious, now that the North has

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succeeded, to disavow all his virulent anti-Northern sentiments. In the House of Lords on Monday, he said "the conduct of the United States Government had been perfect upon the...

The " suppressed testimony " on the strength of which

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Mr. Johnson's Cabinet accused Mr. Jefferson Davis, Mr. Jacob Thompson, Mr. Sanders, and the rest, of complicity in the assassination plot has crept into print, and, if the...

The negro suffrage question will give more trouble before long

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than the war itself. In Tennessee a Bill has passed one House, and is expected to pass the other, admitting the testimony of ne- groes against negroes, but not against white...

The Narvaez Ministry in Spain, after nearly producing a revolution,

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has fallen, and Marshal O'Donnell, perhaps the most competent among such statesmen as Spain has, is again in power. The growing feeling in favour of a change of dynasty seems to...

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The " Protestant Electoral Union of Scotland" is meddling in

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the elections after a very impertinent manner. It has addressed to Scotch members—Lord Elcho amongst others—queries meant to threaten members that they must vote against the ....

The prospectus has been issued of the London Merchants' Company.

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The proposed capital is 1,500,000/., in shares of 1,001. each. The company has been formed by the amalgamation of the firms of Messrs. Robinson and Fleming, Messrs. Redfern,...

The North Rancid Iron Company, capital 100,000/., in 10,000 shares

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of 10/. each, the present issue being to the extent of 7,500 shares, has been started, for the purpose of purchasing the freehold estate, mills, canal, &c., of Crampagne, and of...

The Lords of Session have decided that any newspaper whiolr

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maychance to be sold in Scotland, is liable to an action for libel in Scotland, if brought by any Scotchman. Miss Longwortb thought herself libelled by the Saturday Review, but...

The Consol market during the week has ruled heavy, and

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prices have fallen one quarter per cent. On Saturday the closing quotation for money was 901, ; for account, 90, I. Yesterday the last price for delivery was 89k, 90; for time,...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the following prices :— Caledonian .. Great Eastern Great Northern Great Western.. Do. West Midland, Oxford Of Friday, June 11. Friday, June 23. 91 98 481 481 132...

A prospectus has also been issued of the Chubwa Tea

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Company of Assam, with a capital of 300,0001., in 30,000 shares of 101. each, for the purchase of several tea estates, comprising about 16,000 acres, in Upper Assam. The price...

Yesterday week Lord Palmerston resisted Mr. Berkeley's motion Tor the

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ballot with more than his usual force. Either, he said, the vote was a personal right or a trust. If the former, why not permit its exchange for cash or other personal...

Mr. Farnall has sent in his final report, and the

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cotton famine may be considered over. It has lasted in greater or less intensity nearly three years, for two of which relief has been provided chiefly through local public...

The Steam Biscuit and Flour Company, with a capital of

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200,000/, in 20,000 shares of 101. each, is announced. It has for its object the purchase of the business, plant, premises, &c., of the Pheenix Ship Biscuit Works, Stepney,...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows Friday, June 18. Friday, June 23. Greek 211 211 Do. Coupons .. . — 251 251 Spanish Passive .. 311 301 Do. Certificates 151 111 Turkish 6...

The Record rejoices that Sir Roundell Palmer has " disclaimed

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the place which was assigned to him among Mr. Mill's supporters," -" although," it goes on to add, " it occasions a thrill of shame that he has found a substitute in a Bishop,...

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/ R. GOSCHEN'S address to the City of London is by far .1.V_L the ablest political manifesto which has yet appeared. Reading it after most of the addresses now inundating the...


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THE ELECTIONS AND MR. GLADSTONE. T HE general Liberal notion seems to be that it is an admirable thing for Mr. Gladstone's prospects as the future leader of the House of...

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C ANADA has agreed to buy the North Pole, if somebody else will find the purchase-money. That really seems to be the only result of the Canadian deputation to Great Britain, and...

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H E RR VON BISMARX willicareely venture to congratulate himself upon the progress he has made this Session. He is further off his two avowed objects, and not a whit nearer to...

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A S a master of Sir George Grey is probably not the equal Of Mr. Disraeli, but he has the advantage of principles which enable him to do justice, and justice is very apt to con-...

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T HE petty gossiping scandal raised partly by the Admiralty I_ and partly by the member for King's County about Lord Amberley's travels in Greece was, we believe, entirely...

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L ORD DUNDREARY was scarcely a more popular hero than his brother, the Honourable Samuel Slingsby, but it was cer- tainly more easy to understand the secret of his attractions....

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A CCORDING to the peerage books and Father Hay's gene- alogy, William, sixth Lord Yester, had six daughters, but no son. However, Mr. Chambers quotes from the Privy Council...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, June 9, 1865. Two questions chiefly occupy public attention here at present— what to do with Jefferson Davis, and what to do with...

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to publish the following letter, addressed to Mr. Charles Westerton by Mr. John Stuart Mill :—] Clermont-Ferrand, June 21, 1866. DEAR Se-a,—I very much regret that your letter...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Sin,—Your American correspondent, "A Yankee," says in his letter of June 2 that "Europeans who know anything about this country know that...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [THIRD NOTICE.] HOMELY subjects are plentiful enough ; as if our artists had taken to heart an old observation, that perpetual seeking after ideal forms and...

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111./. WAHABEES.* PERHAPS the most valuable, certainly the most striking, part of Mr. Palgrave's great book is his account of the rise, doctrine, and present organization of...

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MOLIERE CHARACTERS.* DOES Mr. Clarke write for students of Moliere

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or strangers to Moliere ? We fear that his book will not suit either class. The student of Moliere will learn nothing from it. It will give the stranger to Moliere no enjoyment....

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MR. VAUGHAN ON CHRISTLLN EVIDENCES.* Tins little volume is a

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model of that honest and reverent criticism of the Bible which it is not only the right but the duty of English clergymen in such times as these to put forth from the pulpit. We...

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THREE READABLE NOVELS * IF the end of a novel

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is to amuse without exciting thought, to produce a frame of mind analogous to that produced by a sense of perfect leisure, each of these three books must be pronounced...

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ander Stralsan.)--T-welve excellent sermons-on- practical subjects, espe- cially we may

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mention-the fifth, on "The Christian Use of Fasting and of Society,"—two subjects the connection of which it is not easy to see. Dr. Vaughan's publications of this sort are...

Stone Talk. By Frank Baker, D.O.N. (Robert Hardwicke.)— Dr. Polyglott

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goes out to dinner and gets tipsy. In that state he imagines one of the paving-stones to address him in doggrol. The whole composition suggests the idea that this is literally...

Man's Place and Breed Unique in Nature. By a University

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Professor. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—A well-written little essay against the development theory, founded mainly on the fact that wheat is nowhere found wild, nor are there any...

CURRENT LITERATURE • The Hebrew Scriptures. Translated by Samuel Sharpe.

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3 vols. (Whit- field, Green, and Son.)—This is a revision of the authorized version, which is tolerably closely followed, Mr. Sharpe tells his readers, except where British...

Once Upon a Time. By Charles Knight. (Routledge, Warne, and

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Routledge.)—A new and enlarged edition of the collection of essays to which their anther has affixed this rather quaint title. "I think," he says, "they are not untrue...

Plain Words on Christian Living. By C. J. Vaughan, D.D.

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