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It is curious to observe the complete silence of the

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Conserva- tive Press on this new Circular of the Admiralty to Naval Com- manders, enjoining them anxiously to prop up the Slavery laws of all the States with which England has...

M. Thiers has had a chat'with Prince Gortschakoff at Lausanne,

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and in writing to M. Jules Simon of the interview, has told him that the Prince, in spite Of the Herzegovina rising, has no anxiety as to the Eastern question, and is only...

The Temps announces, both on its own authority and on

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that of the Courrier de France, that the French Cabinet has "unanimously" decided to make the adoption by the Assembly of the scrutin d'arron- dissement a question of...

The Prince of the powers of the air has been

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exercising his authority somewhat harshly on the coast of Texas. A gale from the east, which began on the 15th, would seem to have blown the Gulf of Mexico bodily over the land....

Nothing very new has as yet come out in relation

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to the White- chapel discovery. The case against Wainwright is that Harriet Lane (alias Mrs. King) went to live at his Whitechapel residence on the 11th September, 1874, and was...


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rpHE news from the Herzegovina this week is rather more favourable to the insurgents, though some of the accounts of their victories are clearly fabulous. It seems true,...

The recent Russian expedition along the old bed of the

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Oxus has been the subject of an apologetic and apparently inspired ex- planation by " A Student of Central-Asian Politics " in the Times of Thursday. The contention of the...

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Mr. Stuart, to whom the Cambridge extension movement is in

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great part due, followed, with a very important speech on the details of the organisation, stating that the movement had now been extended to thirty English towns in all, and...

The rather sensational and probably ill-considered proposal of Lord Mayor

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1PSwiney to set up a new political party on the basis of the cry, "Faith and Fatherland," has elicited from Mr. Sullivan, as one of the Parliamentary leaders of the Home-rule...

A similar meeting of still greater importance was held on

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Tues- day night in the Mechanics' Hall, Nottingham, to push on the same Cambridge movement. It was presided over by the Marquis of Hartington, in the enforced absence of his...

The Emperor of Germany appears to be really going to

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Italy at last. At least the Berlin Correspondent of the Times, who always gives the official view, telegraphs that the Emperor would leave for Milan on October 3, and will be...

The week has produced a good many Educational speeches, a

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species of speech which is probably the least read, though not by any means the least practically influential, of any, for they are made usually in places where a pecuniary...

'Cambridge University extension has been one of the great

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• subjects of the hortatory oratory of the week. On Mon- day afternoon, Mr. Arthur Mills, M.P., attended a meet- ing in the Guildhall of Exeter, to introduce the Cambridge...

Sir Edward Watkin's report on the financial condition of the

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Erie Railway Company, which he went out to the United States on the part of the Bondholders and Shareholders' Committee to inquire into, appears to be a very frank one. He...

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We are glad to see that Irish Members of Parliament

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are be- ginning to follow the rational and constitutional practice of visit- ing their constituents during the Recess, and accounting for their conduct during the Session. Mr....

Mr. Martin Archer Shee, in a letter to the Times

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of Friday, asserts that it is only the establishment of the Roman Catholic religion in Lower Canada which made this question a question for the Courts. We venture to say that he...

The Roman Catholic Synod at Maynooth have put forth a

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pastoral, in which they insist more than •ever on the neceasity of religious—which, of course, to them means denominational—education, anal in which they speak of the new...

The inquiry into the loss of the Vanguard' has been

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chiefly occupied this week with the evidence of officers of the ' Iron Duke,'—the vessel which ran into and sank her. From this evidence it appears that the Iron Duke' not only...

The vehement dislike of capital punishment which has long prevailed

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on the continent of Europe, and especially in Italy and France, is intelligible; though, in our opinion, it is unfortunate, and founded on a wrong principle,—for it is difficult...

The Guibord case has produced a riot at Montreal. M.

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Guibord, who died in 1860, was a memberof the Institut Canadien, an institu- tion whose library contained books strongly disapproved by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Montreal,...

Consols were at the latest date 941 to 94.

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THE TORY VIRUS IN THE GOVERNMENT. I T has been frequently remarked,—and we ourselves make I. the same remark elsewhere in these columns,—that with the concession of genuinely...

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T HE politics of the United States, which are commonly, and in a sense justly, considered to be absolutely without in- terest for Englishmen, seem to foreshadow the condition to...

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I T takes a great deal to convert the Monarchical party in France to the conviction that the Republic is really esta- blished, and that their Conservative ideas must be recoined...

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W E were unable to regard, with the glee felt by some of our contemporaries, the failure of the O'Connell Centenary in Dublin. Though sympathising very little either with any of...


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A T first sight, the most important fact that has transpired since we last wrote upon the Eastern question would seem to be the pacific, or rather we should say the restrained,...

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T HE generation which had the making of that tremendous chapter id American history, the War of the Secession, is swiftly passing away. Lincoln is gone, and Seward, and Andrew-...

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P ERHAPS the only very unusual feature in this shocking Whitechapel disclosure is the evidence it seems to give that a man may, by use, as completely lose his appreciation of...

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W HEN the Queen makes mistakes,—and she has made one or two in reference to the Solent accident, though the explanation which has been published this week has gone a good way...

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T HE commemoration of the Fourth Centenary of the birth of Michael Angelo at Florence (he was actually born in March, 1474,—and we do not know why the Centenary was not...

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A SUMMER DRIVING-TOUR.—II. [TO TUB EDITOR OF TRY "SPECTATOR:I SIE,—When our good mare—Nancy—was in her stable, resting from her labours, and our luggage was unpacked from the...

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ENTRANCESCHOLARSHIPS. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR.1 SIR, —I think that the anomaly and injustice referred to in the letter of your correspondent " R. H. Q." last week,...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Emanuel Deutsch, in his well-known article on the Talmud, does not admit that the Sadducees were more than a small school of thought,...

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AMONG THE GLACIERS. LAND of the Beacon hills that flame up white, And spread as from on high a word sublime, How is it that upon the roll of Time Thy sons have rarely writ...


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BALFE'S BEGINNINGS.* STRUGGLES with fate are fine things, and their records, sup- plied by the majority of the biographers of famous or re- markable men, are held to be very...


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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —Your note at the end of "Economist's" letter on the above subject in this week's Spectator answers, to my satisfaction, his mistaken...

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ABOUT a year and a half ago we noticed in these pages a tale by Mrs. Newman called Too Late, which seemed to us to have a clever plot and well-conceived characters,—plot...

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THERE never was a writer who approached so closely as Shake- speare to the absolutely impersonal. Others, even when they do not obtrude their personality, never fail to reveal...

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IF it has been the lot of any of our readers to watch some highly complex and very perfect engine at work, or which would be at work, but that for the moment it is unlinked from...

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Off the Roll. By Katharine King. (Hurst and Blackett.)—This is a clever novel, with an ingenious plot, which Miss King has worked out with more than her usual carefulness. Off...


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Geatnyza — coursz--On the 29rd inst., at St. Peter's, Brighton, by the Rev. W. J. Monk, M.A., Vicar of Doddiogton, Kent, uncle of the bridegroom, and the Rev. Marshall Turner,...


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