25 MARCH 1865

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Lord Russell, in laying on the table of the House

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of Lords, on Thursday night, notice of the termination of the Reciprocity Treaty with Canada twelve months hence, made a statement, apparently intended as an answer to a speech...

The Prussian Minister of War stated on the 15th 'inst.

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the com- promise to which the Government would consent. - They will allow the strength of the army to be fixed by-law, provided they are authorized to increase it in times of...


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L ORD WESTI3URY read the Privy Councirs judgment (drawn up by Lord Kingsdown) in the Bishop of Natal's case on Monday, deciding that neither the patent of the metropolitan...

Government sustained a severe defeat on Tuesday night. Mr. Sheridan

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moved a resolution that it was "expedient to extend the reduction of the fire duty"—that is to 18d.,—at the earliest opportunity to all descriptions of insurable property. He...

The Prussian Ministry is playing with edged tools. The Minis-

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ter of War, Herr von Boon, on the 21st inst. tried to convince the Deputies that a great army was essential to Prussia, and as one argument pointed to the danger from France. "I...

The House of Commons decided on Thursday night by a

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vote of 275 to 40 that Great Britain would do its duty, whether the United States liked it or not, and that if Canada were invaded Canada would be defended by land as well as by...

The Westminster Liberal Committee have asked Mr. John Stuart Mill

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to stand for that borough at the next election, and Mr. Mill has replied that he would not refuse to sit if chosen by the electors, but that it is neither consistent with his...

The Queen has formally recognized the Emperor Maximilian.

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On Friday week Mr. W. E. Forster asked in the

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House - what steps were to be taken to carry out the recommendations of the committee of last year with respect to keeping the Foreign Office up to the mark on commercial...

A case is going on in Glasgow which we mention

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chiefly because it may suddenly become interesting. Dr. Pritchard, a very skilful surgeon of that city, has been arrested on suspicion of having poisoned his wife and her...

The Confederate Senate has at length passed the Negro Enlist-

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ment Act by a majority of one. The resistance to it is still very violent, but it has no doubt become law. The slaves in the Caro- linas are said to be deserting in numbers to...

While the Cambridge Senate passed the proposition to include an

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examination for girls in the Local , Examination scheme by a majority of 56 to 51, the Hebdomadal Board at Oxford have, we regret to say, rejected it by a majority of 10 to 8,...

Mr. Andrew Johnson, the-Vice-President Of the United States, a mean

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white, and formerly a journeyman tailor in Tennessee, gave much comfort and refreshment to the enemies of the North by making a drunken speech on the occasion of his...

It has been suggested this week that there may be

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reservoirs of petroleum easily accessible to Englishmen, but not yet worked. One of them is the island of Zante, where small exudations have been repeatedly noticed, among...

The lock-out was introduced into the House of Commons on

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Thursday night by Mr. Hennessy, who ventilated an idea common among the working-men, that the masters' combination was illegal. It was, he suggested, not a combination to reduce...

Lord Amberley on Friday last made a third speech at

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Leeds, in which he tried to reconcile the contradictions between the pre- vious two. He did not succeed, but he did make clear what he really wanted to say about the suffrage....

'There is no military news of any importance from America.

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Sheridan's victory overEarly near Charlottesville is confirmed, but 'Charlottesville had not apparently fallen into his hands. 'General Sherman had not yet come to the surface,...

Sir 'George Grey announced on Thursday that both Baron Martin

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and - Mr. Justice Byes thought justice latid;failedAm;the matter of Pelizzioni, and that he intended to bring him to trial again on the mere charge of stabbing, when he hoped...

The Berlin correspondent of The Times hints that an arrange-

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ment may shortly be made under which Archduke Waldemar, third son of the Emperor Alexander, may be declared heir to the throne of Russia. The Cesarewitch is very ill, and the...

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M. Mathieu de la Drome, the French weather prophet, is

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dead, at the early age of fifty-six, but his secret survives him. His son-in-law learned from his lips before his death the magic formula which will teach him to prophesy frosts...

The 'Banks of Amsterchun and Brussels have reduced their rates

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of discount one-half per cent., the lowest quotation at both 'those establishments being 3* per cent.

Lord Clarendon has introduced a Bill for carrying out the

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re- commendations of the Public Schools Commission. The gist of the Bill is to make such alterations in the governing body of each school as shall secure its efficiency, and...

The Consol Market during the greater part of the week

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has ruled heavy, and prices have steadily declined. Yesterday, how- ever, the downward movement was checked by the favourable returns of the Banks of England and France, and an...

As we supposed, Sir Rutherford Alcock has been appointed Envoy

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Plenipotentiary at Pekin, in succession to Sir F. 'Bruce. We trust the Regent of China will like a change everybody else is certain to approve, and is prepared to observe...

The great lock-out continues, and it is stated that the

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masters are not now fighting upon the question of - Unions, but are deter- mined to put .an endlo the interference of Union secretaries with individual works. They disclaim all...

The Edmunds scandal has not developed any very new phase,

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but some of the papers have got hold of and published Mr. Edmunds's own statement as to the part of the affair which affects his connection with Lord Brougham and his brothers....

The report of the Directors of the Scinde Railway Company

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shows that the total receipts in 1864 were 94,543/., against 100,462/. in 1863, and 62,836/. in 1862. The decrease in the receipts last year as compared with 1863 is attributed...

Mr. Buckstone, of the Haymarket, has been doing rather a

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foolish thing, The Woman in Mauve, a new play at his theatre, intended to ridicule sensation drama, has on the whole proved a failure. On the first night some of the audience...

The annexed statement shows :the closing prices of the leading

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Foreign Securities yesterday and On Friday week Spanish Passive • . .. .. .. Me D . o ic . a. Coupo . r .... Greek Do. Certificates .. 261 'Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858.. .....

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MR. LINCOLN. the wealth piled by bondonen by 250 years' unrequited toil be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be paid with another drawn by the sword,"...

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T HERE is only one way in which the great ironmasters can compensate the country and the trade for the misery their " lock-out " is causing, and that is by stepping forward with...

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T HE Prince of Wales is going to strike for wages. At least journals which are supposed to know all political secrets, and which really do know much political tittle-tattle,...

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" S UPPOSING," said the Chancellor during the argument of Dr. Colenso's counsel, "it should turn out that there is no legal Bishop of Natal and no legal Metropolitan, and...

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CANADA AND GREAT BRITAIN. T HERE are two questions involved in

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this Canadian matter which almost everybody mixes up, and which require to be disentangled,—does the country intend to defend Canada, and is it possible to defend Canada by land...

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N APOLEON has not judged wisely in writing a book. To make such an effort endurable it was requisite that the book should surpass all other books as greatly as the success of...

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T HE Liberal Committee for Westminster have done themselves great honour by the wish they have expressed that Mr. John Stuart Mill should allow himself to be put in nomination...

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rpHE history of the Grahams down to the eve of modern times is that of a family of brave soldiers, and proud and resolute men capable of almost any act of daring, whether for...

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New York, March 11, 1865.

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THE Richmond folk guard well any knowledge they may possess of General Sherman's movements, which gives, I think, more reason- able ground of anxiety in regard to him than if...

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MR. LECKY'S HISTORY OF RATIONALISM.* [Fxrisr NoricE.] Tins is a book in the school of Mr. Buckle, but showing the same kind of advance on Mr. Buckle's hasty and over-confident...

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Tag greyhound is evidently an aristocratic beast among dogs, and yet his aristocracy is not that which is most congenial to the English aristocrat among men, who prefers the...

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TIIT only fault of this book is that there is too much of it, too many chapters, too many words in a chapter. Mr. Ussher is a sensible, observant traveller, who has eyes that...

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EXHIBITION.* PanAnoxicAr., as it may seem, it is certain that by far the most abundant and authentic source of information as to the views and feelings of the French working...

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The Law of Life. Translated by Harriet E. Wilkinson from

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the French of M. D'Espinassons. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—This strange volume is an attempt to deduce a species of SOCiall13131 from the Lord's Prayer. Asking for our daily bread...

The Day - Star Prophet. By Mrs. Alfred Annan. (Hurst and Blackett.)

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—If Mrs. Allnutt cannot be said to have quite succeeded in giving adequate poetical expression to the character and history of St. John the Baptist, she cannot be said to have...

The Jewish Temple and the Christian Church. By R. W.

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Dale. (Jack- son, Watford, and Hodder.)—A series of sermons on the Epistle to the Hebrews, addressed to a Nonconformist congregation, and written in an orthodox but liberal...

Tales Illustrative of the Beatitudes. By Harriet Power. (Hatchard and

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Co.) Lift's-Paths. (Saunders, Otley, and Co.) Cushions and Cor- ners. By Mrs. R. J. Greene. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—These three volumes are all very good specimens of that mass...


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The Economy of Capital; or, Gold and Trade. By R. H. Patterson. (Blackwood and Sons.)—The earlier chapters of this book are a recast of a series of papers which appeared in...

Lancashire's Lesson. By W. M. Torrens. (Trubner and Co.)—This is

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an argument put with much force for having some permanent system of dealing with labour out of employment. Mr. Torrens says that there is always plenty of public work which...

The Gold Mine, and Other Poems. By Harriet E. Hunter.

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(Hurst and Blackett.)—These verses seldom fall below a certain level of ex- cellence, but the author is hardly equal to a long flight. In The Gold Mine one sees no meaning in...

After - Business Jottings. Poems by R. R. Bealey. (Simpkin, Marshall, and

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Co.)—There is much lender feeling in these verses, especially in those which are addressed to children, and they are always polished and unaffected. Some of the poems in the...

Force and Matter. By Dr. Louis Biichner. Edited by J.

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F. Coning- wood. (Trubner and Co.)—This little book is written by the President of the Medical Association of Hesse, and is marked by singular clear- ness and force of...

Labour and Wait. By Emma J. Worboise. (Houlston and Wright.)

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—A pleasant specimen of the author's favourite tale, in which the heroine is not appreciated in youth and has to be a governess, and then meets the destined man who would...

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French Authors at Home. Two vols. (L. Booth.)—A pleasant book

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of gossip about great writers is sure to be agreeable, and this has the great merit of being quite without effort or at least visible effort. 3ladamo de Girardin, George Sand,...

We have also received Two Essays, by Edward Whitfield (Whit-

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field, Green, and Son), which are good specimens of fine writing ; A Few Words on the Choice of a Microscope, by J. J. Plitmer, Esq., M.A. (Churchill and Sons), which purchasers...