25 MAY 1872

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The Lord Justice Christian, the second of the Irish Judges,

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has just given Dublin a sensation. The Lord Chancellor had dis- missed a suit brought by a tenant against the Marquis of Hertford without costs, and the tenant appealed,...

Mr. Reverdy Johnson, formerly Minister of the United States in

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London, has published a letter to a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Peters, in which he strongly maintains that the Indirect Claims form no part of the Treaty of...

The Canadian Parliament has virtually accepted the Treaty of Washington,

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after an admirable speech In its favour by the Premier, Sir John Macdonald. He argued that, as the maritime provinces accepted the fishery clauses with pleasure, they could not...

NEWS OF THE WEEK • V ERY little progress has been

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made this week with the Washing- ton Treaty. The Foreign Committee of the American Senate has reported in its favour by a vote of five to two, but the Senate only began its...

Sir Stafford Northcote made a most imprudent and irritat- ing

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statement in a speech at Exeter on Friday se'nnight. He asserted that the English Commissioners were responsible for having assured the Government that a promise had been given...

We are utterly at a loss to understand the importance

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ittachei by Paris correspondents to the Rouher incident. The President of the Commission on Contracts, it will be remembered, accused the Imperial Government of going to war...

46 : The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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There must be somebody in power in Honduras who under-

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stands Englishmen. The Government of that State has actually asked for £12,000,000 of English money on the security of its word. Of course it would not get it, but with really...

It will be seen by an article we publish elsewhere

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that there is a divergence between Prince Bismarck and the German Liberals as to the best method of treating the Catholic ecclesiastics. This divergence came out very clearly in...

M. d'Audriffet Fasquier retorted on TOnrsday in a Ispeeoli ant

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yet received in England, but declared by an enemy to be one of wonderful power. His line, and that of M. Gambetta, who followed him, was denunciation of the Empire, especially...

The German Government appears to have thrown down the gauntlet

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to the Catholic Episcopate. By a decree published on 22nd May, it has informed the Bishop of Ermeland that he mast not only cancel his excommunication of the two " Old-Catholic...

A woman has made by far the most touching and

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natural speech on agricultural wages that we have yet seen. At a meet. ing near Caine, called by Lord E. Fitzmaurice, the wife of a labourer named Anne Atter asked leave to say...

The course of events in America confirms all we said

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last week of the Presidential election. The regular Republican party in State after State pronounces for General Grant, who will almost certainly be nominated by the Convention,...

There is another Ministerial crisis in Spain, owing this time

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to a.. scandal. The Radicals affirm, apparently with some evidence, that S. Sagasta, not content with employing the secret-service money in seating candidates, transferred large...

The Statute Holidays are becoming popular. The people are willing

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on the three last of them, sthich - mow in spring, summer, and autumn, to lose a daes wages, luid on Whit-Monday the turn- out in London was so genteel as to reveille new and...

The Huntingdon farmers are not apparently very wise folk. They

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have appealed to force against their labourers, who out- number them by ten to one. A meeting of labourers was called at Yaxley on Tuesday, and attended by about a thousand men,...

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The Duke of Argyll has, it appears, settled an old

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Indian con- troversy against the Anglo-Indians. The old theory of Indian administration was that it should be worked by natives, supervised by a certain number of highly...

The Anti-Income Tax Reformers are holding a great conference at

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Birmingham, but it does not seem to come to much. The main idea of the speakers is that an income tax to be fair should be heavy on incomes gained without toil, and light on...

The Italian Chamber has rejected a Bill proposed by S.

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Correnti, the Minister of Education, suppressing religious teaching in schools. The object of the Minister was probably not so much to prevent the teaching of religion, as to...

The Roman correspondent of the Times mentions a fact which,

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if it is correct, is of importance, but which we can scarcely believe. He asserts that in the census taken in December 11,000 persons in the single city of Palermo described...

The hurricane in Zanzibar, the accounts of which we at

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first believed to have been exaggerated, appears to have been of the most frightful kind. Not only were the Sultan's vessels all wrecked, and 150 loaded dhows or native...

Lord Northbrook, it would seem, intends to make his reign

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in India a breathing-time for the native populations. In his very first address, made to the Calcutta Trade Association, he told them that his aim would be to "make a reasonable...

A correspondent of the Times, who signs himself a "Resident

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in the County of Waterford," has an odd notion of evidence. He thinks he has proved that the Countess of Desmond of James L's time lived to be 140 years old, when he asserts...

The American Congress has just revised the apportionment of seats,

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and the new list shows that power is rapidly passing to the West. The six States of New England, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connec- ticut...

Consols were on Friday 981 to 93f.

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GERMANS AND JESUITS. do that, and did it successfully, and with grand results for Eng- land ; and it is conceivable that the Hohenzollerns may be in the Tudors' position—the...

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‘. CAREFUL study of the correspondence between the j British and American Governments of which we just noted the receipt and some leading superficial features last week, will...

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N OTHING can be more troubled, or insecure, or disorderly than the condition of Spain according to English ideas. It is quite evident, in spite of all the telegrams, and...

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T HE Liberal journals which have failed to report Mr. G. Trevelyan's speech at Liverpool at full length have scarce done justice to their party. It is the bravest, breeziest,...

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I NSENSIBLY, by the force of discussion and the growth of opinion, we have effected a change in the relation of the Crown to the Army the mere dream of which helped so...

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1 IF we are to believe Dr. Arlidge, one of the Medical Inspectors under the Home Office, there is nothing which a poor man, and still more a poor woman,can take to quench thirst...

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NI R. MATTHEW ARNOLD has set the fashion of sneering at Provincialism, and, thanks to the fascination of a beau- tiful style, he has raised up a sect which hates provincialism...

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AUTUMN MANCEUVRES AND THEIR crimes. A FTER the Autumn Manceuvres of

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last year, the interest of the nation in the Army and all that concerned it seemed to sleep for nearly six months. There are now not a few signs that it has revived, and become...

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THE CHURCH DEFENCE ASSOCIATION. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] am one of those who hold that the acts of men in society -cannot be disconnected from their faiths,—that...

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RUSTOW'S WAR FOR THE RLILVE FRONTIER.* CONTEMPORARY histories of a great war are necessarily imperfect, not only because the facts themselves are unknown in detail, but because...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE 'SPECTATOR."] SIE,—I hope you will allow me to state that the orthography of proper names, &c., to which your critic takes objection in his notice of my...

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THOMASIN A.* .AT last we have an authoress with sufficient

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ability and ready will to do justice to stepmothers, and we ask her in tones of very natural reproachfulness why she did not do it ? Stepmothers are a much slandered class, and...

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COMMEND US to the French for writing exhaustive books of travels; and commend us also to the lady, bight Frances Locock, who had the industry to translate this work. There is no...

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THESE " Replies " are a part of the documents of a remarkable trial which commenced in the year 1660, and resulted in the degradation and imprisonment of the Patriarch Nicon,...

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Miscellanies. Collected and edited by Earl Stanhope. Second Series. (Murray).—Lord Stanhope is more than justified in his hope that some of these papers will be found to...

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The Daughters of Syria. Edited by the Rev. II B.

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Tristram. (Seeleys.)—The book is farther described as "A Narrative of Efforta by the late Mrs. Bowen Thompson for the Evangelisation of the Syrian Females." Mrs. Thompson...

Twenty Years Ago. Edited by the Author of "John Halifax,

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Gentleman." (Sampson Low and Co.)—This book is said to be "from the journal of a girl in her teens ;" and the editor tells us, nor will any reader find it difficult to believe,...

When I was Young. By Charles Camden. (Strahan.)—A capital book

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of sketches, short tales, (tc., by an author who knows how to write for boys. "Mooching," a local word for "playing truant," is particularly admirable, though we are inclined,...

Insanity and its Treatment. By G. Fielding Blandford, M.D. (Oliver

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and Boyd.)—This volume consists of lectures delivered by Dr. Bland- ford to a class at St. George's Hospital. But though they treat the subject professionally. they are such as...

The Country of the DwaVs. By Paul du. Chaillu. (J.

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C. Hotten.)— M. du Chaillu puts a critic into some difficulty. If he would give a word of preface to the effect, "all this true," or "all this romance," or "this is a mixture of...

Jean Jarousseau, the Pastor of the Desert. By Eugene Pelletan.

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Translated by Lieutenant-Colonel E. H. de l'Hoste. (H. S. King.)— Id. Pelletan is, we are told, the grandson of the Protestant pastor whose story he tells. The period which he...

Aids to Christian _Education. Vol. I. The Baptismal Covenant. By

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the Hon. and Rev. W. H. Lyttelton. (W. W. Gardner.)—There is a very welcome air of reality about this little book. It is intended to be used especially in preparing the young...

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A Handbook of Sewage Utilization. By Ulick Ralph Burke. (E.

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and F. N. Spon.)—This is a compact and handy little book, showing what are the chief evils of our present state of anarchy as regards sanitary questions, and what steps have...

the closing sentence of the editor's preface. Unique in its

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aim, alone In the fullness and clearness of its information, and fertile in the abund- ant mass of materials for thought and work, Bs:motes Dicriostaux or Samos, Art, and...