25 JULY 1863

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The most remarkable speech, however, was that of Mr. Gladstone,

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who, while defending the Six Points and the action on the treaty, was stilldreadfully puzzled by the analogy of Italy, and at last escaped from the dilemma by affirming that...


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T HE air is heavy with rumours of coming war. The Russian replies both to England and France are unex- pectedly haughty, and there is a marked disposition in Paris to urge the...

Mr. Horsman, on Monday, brought up the Polish question in

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a speech of unusual power, his object being to show that the British Government ought either to have left intervention .alone, or have been prepared to follow despatches with...

Our news from America dates up to the evening of

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the 13th July, ten days later than our account of last week, when it was still doubtful how far the battle of Gettysburg on the 3rd July was a success. Curiously enough,—so...

It was known on the 25th June, from a Vicksburg

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mes- senger intercepted by Grant's troops on his way to General Johnston, that Vicksburg could not hold out more than ten days longer unless relieved. Johnston had been kept at...


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interest will appear in the Svserwros, and be continued, either weekly or at short intervals, giving an Account of the Great Governing Families of England in Relation to their...

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General Rosecranz has also gained some advantages on the extreme

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southern border of Tennessee, where he has chased Bragg out of Tullahoma, and threatens to break the commu- nications between the Eastern Confederate States and Ala- bama.

The Neapolitan brigands arrested on a French packet in the-

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port of Genoa have been given up to the French demand, the Italian Law Commission advising that the steamer on which they were apprehended—the Aunis—was entitled to the-...

A curious incident is reported from Ireland. A number of

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Catholics were, on the 20th inst., sentenced to three months' imprisonment for taking part in "an unlawful assembly on St. John's Eve." The peasantry, it appears, of Ballyvally,...

The Governor of New Zealand wants more troops, and has

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asked for Sikhs. Lord Palmerston on Thursday, in answer to Mr. Forster, explained that Sir George Grey had asked the Home Government, not the Indian, and that the troops would...

Sir Charles Wood produced the Indian Budget on Friday, keeping

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it back as usual to the end of the Session in order to have as little comment as possible. The House felt no temp- tation to talk, for the general result is a surplus of a...

Sir George Grey was asked on Thursday whether he could

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not prevent a scene like that at Aston Park, described in another column. Sir G. Grey, of course, thought that "as long as the public desired to witness performances of this...

The present storm in Europe indicates in a very curious

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way the point at which newspaper information fails. The very best guide to a judgment on probabilities would be an account of the extent to which the Powers were arming. That is...

The Russian reply to Earl Russell was published on Tues-

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day, and is, except in manner and welding, very unsatisfac- tory. The more important portion is analyzed in another- column. No one affects to deny that it amounts in practice....

On Monday evening a new Working Men's Club was opened

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for St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, at St. Martin's Hall, Admiral the Honourable Sir Frederick Grey in the chair. Sir Frede- rick and Lady Grey, with other friends, have guaran-...

Mr. Grant Duff, on Friday, made his annual suggestion for

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the removal of the seat of Government in India from Calcutta. That city was, he said, unhealthy, not central, and dominated by the Anglo-Saxon interest. He wished the seat of...

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It seems that till a House is "made "—that is,

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till forty members are present—all the members who are helping to make it are prisoners by the rules of the House. On Wed- nesday last Mr. Roundell Palmer and Sir George Grey...

Consols are 93i 93k. The New '1 lirees and Reduced

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Annuities are 92,1 931. Bank Stock is 2371 239. India Stock is 225. The Five per Cent. Loan, 108 108k. Turkish Six per Cents., 1862, are 671 67k; ditto, Consolith'is, 491 50....

Yesterday week Mr. Grant Duff drew attention, in a tem-

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perate and able speech, to the conduct of the Spanish Govern- ment in exiling Matamoras and his companions for propagating the Protestant faith in Spain. The exile—which is, in...

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The Times is inspired with so fierce a hate towards

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the Commission on Penal Servitude for their recent report, that it has suddenly abandoned its consistent and even aggressive demands for more transportation in order to assail...

There are just 519,971 houses in. England and Wales assessed

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to the house duty over 20/. a year, of which 375,448 are not above 601. a year, 101,948 between that and 100/. a year, and the remainder, 42,595, above 1001. a year. This gives...

Telegrams from New York contain all manner of political rumours.

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Mr. Seward, for example, is said to have recom- mended the President to Offer a general amnesty, to revoke the proclamation of enfranchisement, and to withdraw the Confiscation...

The Medical Times and Gazette of last Saturday publishes a

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remarkable account of a curative treatment by Dr. John Chapman of epilepsy and paralysis, and all diseases depending on the circulation of the blood, so far as that is affected...

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PEACE OR WAR? T HE political clouds are gathering heavily over Europe. The Russian reply has startled those who expected an evasion, but not a rejection of the Western demand,...

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THE NORTHERN SUCCESSES. T HOUGH the "gleam of success" which has

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attended the Federal cause is, perhaps, as important as the news of the surrender of Sebastopol and the battle of the Tchernaya would have been to the allies in the Crimean War...

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W E trust Earl Russell is satisfied with his diplomatic success. The result of his labour of months, of a com- bination including half Europe, of warlike whispers to Baron...

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THE ROITPELL TRIAL, If RE general impression produced by the long

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and weary trial of a cause which is certainly the most remarkable of our time, is that much remains to be revealed concern- ing the life, and perhaps also the death, of old...

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Times of Monday was very frank about the Penal Servitude Commission. " We must say at once," it observes, "that the report which is signed by ten of the Commissioners is not...

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T HE owners of a mine whose ropes break, whose shafts are un- fenced, whose lamps are not in the highest scientific order, are, if life be thereby lost, liable to be heavily...


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is tolerably certain that the policy of Sir George Grey in New Zealand has borne its natural fruit in the new war, begun by the Maories with circumstances of great atrocity,...

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I N those good old times before the sea-side was invented, the people of London seem to have lived a vast deal more out of doors than they do nowadays. Looking over the maps and...

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W E left the Percies ruined, the family estates assigned to the Duke of Bedford, the young heir of the House a prisoner in the hands of the Scots. Had Henry IV. lived, there is...

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23, 1863. IT is a strange feature, indeed, and not altogether complimentary to the nineteenth century, that the thoughts and eyes of Europe are just now directed towards one...

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[PROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDEZTT.1 New York, July 7, 1863. PEOPLE in England who have no prejudice against the African race will be surprised to learn with what interest, on...

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ght alnuna.

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—4-- TWO WHITECHAPEL THEATRES. THE almost incredible demand for sensational stories among the classes whose means limit them to a literary expenditure of a penny or a halfpenny...

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DR. CONOLLY ON HAMLET'S SANITY.* Da. CONOLLY is an accomplished critic as well as an experienced physician of mental disease, but we doubt whether any of his criticisms are, on...

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Ma. POLLARD is the editor of the Richmond Examiner, and must,. therefore, have been well cognizant of the course of the events- which have taken place in that city since it was...

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AMELIA WILHELMINA SIEVEIMTG.* AMID the endless and sometimes very foolish

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talk about woman's "rights," "mission," and " capabilities," it is quite re- freshing to meet with a book so healthy in its prevailing tone, so fruitful in practical suggestion,...

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a book which, though of little or no value for professional purposes, deserves to be very extensively read. Vast as is the improvement which has been effected in our criminal...

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THE LATE MAORI WAR."' Two soldiers, Sir James Alexander and

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Colonel Carey, have given us an account of the late Maori war, in which they both took part. Although, in a greater or less degree, they both sympa- thize with the natives, no...

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of those aggressive articles which are the special:tie' of this

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review, designed to prove that the growth of the Christian religion, so far from being of divine or supernatural origin, is a perfectly natural and even inevitable phenomenon....

The Edinburgh Review. July. (Longmans.)—The article to which the readers

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of the current number of the Edinburgh Review are likely to turn with the greatest interest is probably that on the late Sir G. C. Lewis, whose connection with that periodical...


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The National Review for July is perhaps the most readable of all the Reviews. Its specialty is the theology of the day, and there are in this number two articles of very...