25 NOVEMBER 1865

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- aurR. GOSCHEN has accepted the Vice-Presidentship of the Board of Trade, and will doubtless be a much more important minister than his predecessor, Mr. Hutt, who was the kind...

Seeva the destroyer manifested himself in many forma, and it

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is difficult not to believe that the " G." who wrote to Thursday's Times on the Jamaica outbreak is the generic manifestation of that more perfectly individualized abhorrer of...

There seems to be little doubt that Mr. W. E.

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Forster, the member for Bradford, has been offered the Under-Secretaryship for the Colonies. We wish it had been a higher office. Mr. Forster has a singularly large influence...

The Times has been a little silly about Dr. Underhill's

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letter. Its theory is that if any man writes a letter of private advice and suggestion to a British colonial minister that minister is morally obliged to send it out to the...

Governor Eyre's despatch, giving a very rambling and not very

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clear account of the steps taken to put down the Jamaica rising, was published by Mr. Cardwell in last Saturday's Gazette. We have commented on it elsewhere, but may add that it...

A great meeting was held at Bradford on Wednesday, on

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a requisition signed by 2,500 gentlemen, to advocate reform. The attendance was unprecedently great, and it was resolved unani- mously to send a deputation to Earl Russell with...

The Irish papers report that Sir Robert Peel on resigning

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his office as Secretary for Ireland was offered the Dachy of Lancaster or a peerage, but declined both. Mr. Hutt, who makes way for Mr. Goschen, has, however, accepted a...

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Oxford is anxious, it would seem, to admit students poorer

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than those who usually study there, and it is proposed to found a poor college, which it is thought would be filled chiefly by men about to take Orders. The result of that...

Victor Emanuel opened Parliament for the first time in Flo-

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rence on the 18th inst. His speech contained little remarkable except a promise that the Convention of September should be maintained, a belief that a community of interests was...

Our able correspondent in New York has more than once

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corrected us with some severity for believing that slavery is not practically abolished, and that President Johnson is not doing his duty in insisting on something more than...

Earl Grey must chuckle, if he could do so plebeian

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a thing, at the latest news from Melbourne. He consistently opposed the Great British idea that a colony must have an Upper House, which cannot be filled except by gutting the...

Non-interference is a fine policy, provided only that you are

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very callous, very unimaginative, and very little concerned in affairs beyond your own doors. Otherwise it is only a very immoral theory. The Times has been preaching it for...

An attempt is to be made to connect England by

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telegraph with America, via Sweden and Greenland. The concession has been signed, and the work is to be finished in three years.

John Cross, labourer, living near Wimborne, in Dorsetahire, received 8s.

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a week wages. He also received an occasional shilling for a week's extra work, and two pounds in a lump for harvest. This he had paid away for things wanted in the house, his...

A correspondent of the Daily News presents the Italian budget

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for 1865 in a clear and intelligible form. The total receipts were expected to be 25,400,0001., of which 5,600,0001. is derived from the land tax, 2,500,0001. from the...

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The reductions in the French Army are much less than

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was supposed. It was believed that, in the corps selected, officers and men were to disappear together, but it appears that the men are to be absorbed in other battalions, and...

The Directors of the Bank of England, owing to the

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favourable statement issued on Thursday, have reduced their minimum rate of discount to 6 per cent. In the open market the lowest price for money is 51 per cent. The supply of...

Has anybody examined that case of John Naylor, reported in

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Friday's Times? According to the statement, he was baptized -at Welney, in Norfolk, and appeared from the register to have been 117 years old at his death, on October 30 of this...

It is announced that the Agra and Masterman's Bank will

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re- ceive subscriptions in London for the new Austrian loan of 90,000,000 florins, which has recently been arranged at Paris through the Comptoir d'Escompte and the Austrian...

The New Zealand Bishops have memorialized the Crown to be

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allowed to surrender their letters patent from the Crown, and " to be allowed to rely in the future on the powers inherent in their office for perpetuating the succession of...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :— FrPlay, Nov. 17. Friday, Nov.24. Caledonian .. Great Eastern Great Northern .. Great Western.. Do. West Midland, Oxford Lancashire and...

The cattle plague returns are not yet diminishing, indeed still

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increasing, but this may only mean that the -returns are more adequate, not that the cases are more numerous. The seizures reported are— Week ended 4th of November 1,765 „...

On Saturday last Consols left off at 891, for money,

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and 88 ex. div. for account. Yesterday the closing prices were :—For money, 891, 1 ; for time, 881, 1.

A story comes to England from Delhi about the flak

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of an English girl of fourteen to the chief of Bhatwa, a State in Katty- war. The girl, it is said, was purchased from her parents for 3001., married to the chief, a man of...

The negotiations for a commercial treaty between Austria and England

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appear to have been again suspended. The difficulty seems to be that the statesmen of Vienna, though aware that free trade would benefit Austria, want something to show their...

The leading Foreign Securities left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Greek Do. Coupons .. Mexican .. Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858.. 1882.. „ Consolidds.. Friday, ' ' •...

The total number of members-in the Hungarian Diet is, it

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is said, 377, or, with the representatives of Transylvania, if they attend, 446. Of these it is believed that Desk will, excluding the Transylvanians, secure at least 215, or a...

The recent elections in the United States have resulted almost

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in the disappearance of the democratic party. Even New Jersey has voted by a majority of 2,500 for the republicans. In New York the democratic and famous General Slocum--one of...

Captain Wirz, the governor of the horrible place called a

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prison at Andersonville, has been hanged. His death will probably be the last of the executions, none of which have yet been poli- tical.

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THE NEW APPOINTMENTS. E ARL RUSSELL has begun the task of reconstruction well. The extrusion of Sir Robert Peel, the promotion of Mr. Chichester Fortescue, and the admission of...

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I T is but natural that the proceedings in Jamaica should excite violent party feeling in this country, nor do we complain that the criticisms we have passed upon the proceed-...

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A PUBLIC meeting at Bradford, declared to have been without precedent in the number and influence of those who summoned it, has resolved to present an address to Earl Russell...

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J there is one man and one system that the Germans hate with more than ordinary intensity it is Napoleon III. and his Empire. A King of Prussia who is as despotic without the...

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T HE faith of the British public in the divine right of private enterprise begins to be seriously shaken. Till within the last few years the beliefs that all Government work was...

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W E cannot allow the speech of Dr. Norman Macleod uttered on Thursday week to the Presbytery of Glasgow to pass without a word. Almost the courage of a martyr was required to...

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G OVERNOR E IKE, just now best known to us through certain proceedings of a questionable kind, supposed to indicate something like panic, in Jamaica, deserves better to be known...

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W ITH a few points of resemblance, there are many striking differences in the histories of the Governing Families of Scotland and Ireland. They have indeed an Anglo-Norman...

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rro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] November 12, 1865. SIR,—I have abstained from addressing you further upon the sub- ject of my letter published in your paper of the 29th...

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MR. PLUMPTRE'S SOPHOCLES.* Tux task of rendering Sophocles into English is perhaps not on the whole more difficult, but certainly involves a difficulty of a very different...

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IT is very easy to abuse Dr. Cumming, but the point is to explain him. How does it happen that in an age of much theological controversy, an age which respects science and has a...

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NARCISSUS, we all know, never got tired of looking at his own fea- tures, but observers failed to derive equal satisfaction from the con- templation of his charms. Now the hero...

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a study of love, but of that love which in cultivated Americans is one of the pleasantest links between the Old World and the New. To say that the classical literature of...

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The 3fystery of the Soul. By S. W. Fullom. (Skeet.)—Mr. Fullom is clearly ultra c.repidam in this work. As he (or his publisher) takes care to inform us at the end of the...

The Irishman. By an Irishwoman. (Beaton.)—This is an interesting little

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shilling volume, intended to explode certain popular fallacies on the subject, and we recommend it to all persons who are disposed to believe that the Irishman is rash, or...

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Present Religion as a Faith Owning Fellowship with Thought. By

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Sara S. Hennell. Part L (Trubner.)—If anybody has a doubt lingering in his mind as to the capacity of woman let him read this volume. Here is a lady who has constructed a theory...