26 AUGUST 1865

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We publish, though with regret, a letter from our able

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" Yankee " correspondent expressing in full measure the hatred felt by many persons in the North towards the negro. As a sketch of opinion it is valuable, but we can endorse...

It is affirmed that the United States frigate Colorado; of

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40 guns, has been sent by President Johnson to convey Mr. Bright on a visit to America. He has defended the cause of the Union, and is to be treated as the Union's guest. We...

The official journal of Vienna publishes the text of the

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Con- vention for the disposal of the Danish Duchies. It was signed at Gastein, and sanctioned by Kaiser and King at Salzburg. Prussia of course gets the pick of the spoil,...


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S TILL plagues and rumours of plagues. The event of the week is the demand of the Irish people for a prohibition on the im- port of cattle. A pest in America attacks all...

The two companies connected with the Atlantic cable, the one

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which is to make and the other which is to use it, have decided not to renew the attempt this year. The Great Eastern, as usual, wants too much repair to be ready before the...

The Irish landlords are unusually excited at the prospect of

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a murrain among their cattle, and demand with one voice that none shall be imported from Great Britain. The people are carrying out this order, and even the packet companies...

President Johnson has finally decided that the reconstruction of the

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Union must be accomplished through the States themselves. He was opposed by several members of his Cabinet, but remained firm, and has completed his work by calling a Convention...

The Pope, it is said, has conceived a grand idea.

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Next year is the eighteenth secular anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Peter, and His Holiness, it is said, designs to hold a magnificent festival and summon to Rome all the...

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Mr. Henley has informed the Oxfordshire Agricultural As- sociation that

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the free importation of cattle has been a great mistake. The number of cattle, he says, in Great Britain is 8,000,000, and the death-rate 141,000. But the average import of the...

A telegram was received in London on Monday announcing that

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on the 15th inst. the " flood-gates of the Suez Canal had been thrown open," and a vessel laden with coal had passed from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. Of course nothing of...

We regret to hear that Major de Vere, the officer

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shot at Chatham by the sapper Currie, has sunk under his wound. The assassin, who still asserts that he was right in killing a "tyrant," was committed for murder, and the event...

There has been a riot in Bucharest. Some citizens aggrieved

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apparently by taxes, shrieked " Down with Couza!" burbeing with some little difficulty comfortably massacred by the soldiery, the Principalities are again contented.

Baron Bramwell has been making rather an exhibition of him-

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self at Liverpool. A Quaker named Carson was summoned on a jury, and entered the court of course with his hat on his head. He was angrily ordered to take it off, fined 10/.,...

The limits of malignity are far to seek. Mr. Gifford,

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inspector of cattle for Paddington, on Friday informed Mr. Yardley that he had found a diseased cow among the cattle of a great cowkeeper on the Harrow Road, and ascertained on...

The news received this week from the Parana justifies the

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view we have taken of the comparative strength of Paraguay. Urquiza, the President of Entre Rios, has deserted the Argentines, the Brazilian army in Rio Grande is full of...

Two French discoveries of merit have been recorded this week.

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One, which is authentic, enables copper smelters to utilize their pestiferous smoke so perfectly that Mr. Vivian, head of the greatest firm in Swansea, says he shall be able to...

Infanticide is not an Irish offence, yet it has been

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reserved for an Irishwoman to surpass all Englishwomen who have com- mitted it, and rise at a bound to the wretched supremacy of crime. Mary Darby left the Dungannon Workhouse...

The Cork journals are full of stories about the organization

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of the Fenian. It is said that the youth of the county are drilling themselves, under the plea of playing foot-ball. They go to lonely spots on Sunday, and then go through...

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The fight among the shareholders of the Great Eastern Railway

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has come off, but the result has not yet been decided. The majority of the Board have determined not to allow an inquiry into their affairs, but to trust entirely to their...

A telegram from Shanghai arrived in London on Friday, an-

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nouncing that the Nienfei rebels, the rebels that is of the north- eastern county of China, had taken Pekin. That, if true, would be the most important message ever received...

The Secretary of the United Kingdom Association thinks our notice

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of its recent proceedings may hurt that association. He says the uniform shilling rate was abandoned because it did not pay, and for no other motive, and that the company did...

Another murder of three children at once. On Wednesday a

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woman named Esther Lack, wife of a night watchman in South- wark, was found to have murdered three of her children, aged nine, five, and one. It appears that the woman had...

The G-meral Omnibus Company has, we see, declared a divilendsmral

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to 7i per cent. Considering the monopoly they enjoy, this is poor work, but the returns will never be much better till the vehicles are improved. Except a four-wheel cab,...

Consols during the week have fluctuated daily in price. The

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changeable state of the weather has produced considerable de- pression, but on the other hand the operations of the Government broker for the reduction of the National Debt have...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :- Friday, August I. Friday, August 95. Greek .. 20/ Do. Coupons .. •• Mexican 231 231 Spanish Passive • • • . •• 291 291 Do....

The answer of the trustees and council of the Colonial

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Bishoprics Fund to the suit in Chancery instituted by the Bishop of Natal to recover the payment of his episcopal income, which has been withheld since the sentence pronounced...

The privileges of the military aristocracy in Prussia extend, it

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would seem, to murder. A Frenchman named Ott, chef de cuisine to Prince Alfred, was passing late in the evening along the Popels- dorf Allde, in Bonn, when he was stopped by a...

Caledonian Great Eastern ..

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Great Northern .. Great Western.. .. .. • Do. West Midland, Odor Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton .. London and North-Western .., London and South-Western .....

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• TITF. IRISH REVOLT AGAINST ENGLISH CATTLE. T HE cattle plague has this week produced an unexpected political result. It has united Ireland. The leading proprietors of that...

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S IR JOHN LAWRENCE has decided, and the war with Bootan is to be re-commenced from the beginning. Ori- ginally commenced to avenge the insults offered to the Bri- tish Envoy,...

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THE LONG VACATION. L ORD ELDON was horrified at Lord Brougham's

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sitting as a Judge in the Court of Chancery in a small wig. Nothing but a full-bottomed wig was worthy of the Keeper of the Great Seal. We are afraid that we shall shock our...

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IN an otherwise superfluous book recently published in Paris by a Protestant pasteur, M. Leon Paul, under the title of Journal de Voyage, there occur nevertheless three or four...

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IT is curious and not a little perplexing to watch the dim- culty of placing religious men en rapport with the tone of the secular intellect of the day. Two of the ablest men in...

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1T I1E Report of the Committee of the House of Commons on . the River Thames, just published, reveals a state of things scarcely credible to those who are not thoroughly aware...

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W HY should we not tell the story of goloshes? There is nothing else to tell, and it is well worth the telling, if only because it includes the biography of a man who was in a...

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'DEW districts in England exhibit more strikingly the changes 12 which have taken place within the last few centuries in the political and social life of the people than the...

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[To THE. EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] August 3, 1865. SIR,—Now that politics are less absorbing, may I venture to ask space for some additions to the correct and interesting...


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FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, August 11, 1865. AN event which occurred on Saturday last, and the particulars of which became .known on the following Monday, is so...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." SIR,—It is very gratifying to me, who have long lamented, as I have suffered, from the systematic and unscrupulous misrepresen- tations in...

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SISMONDI AND NAPOLEON.* WE have always thought that the world has not taken in half the merits of Sismondi. A long time is needed to get justice done to that form of character....


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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." SIR,—The graphic description of Rye and Winchelsea in your paper of the 12th commences with a topographical misnomer. You state that there is...

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Tim book is a literary curiosity, of a kind almost unexampled since Mr. IIolwell, after fighting bravely against Surajah Dowlah, organizing the trading establishments of the...

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the work on English " Leechdoms," ably edited by the Rev. Mr. Cockayne, is still more interesting than the former one, noticed in these columns a year ago.t This time we are...

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concerning a well-known country, we forget him to consider what he says, relying upon our own know- ledge to protect us from misrepresentation, or to help us in our criticism....

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Man Considered Socially and Morally. By G. Sparkes, late Madras

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Civil Service. (Longman.)—Mr. Sparkes has by no means misspent his leisure time in India. He gave up to divine philosophy the hours rescued from cutcherry, and has produced a...

The Principal Baths of Switzerland and Savoy. By Edwin Lee,

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M.D. (Churchill.)—Those who are suffering from "nervous disorders incident to a highly-civilized and artificial state of society," as our author puts it, in other words, who...

The Holy Sepulchre and the Temple at Jerusalem. By James

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Ferguson, F.R.S. (Murray.)—Every one is aware of the controversy that Mr. Fergusson is waging on the subject of the true site of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Church built by...

Biography of J. Coldstream, M.D. By John H. Balfour, M.A.,

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M.D., with introduction by the Rev. James Lewis. (Nisbet.)—Dr. Coldstream was an Edinburgh physician, who died in 1868, at the age of 56. He was connected with various...


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Introductory Lecture on Arclueology. Delivered before the University of Cambridge by Churchill Babington, Disney Professor, dec., &c. (Deighton, Bell, and Daldy.)—This is an...

plained the whole course of things would have been changed,

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and there would have been no Jewish unbelief, no Roman Church, and last, but not least, no Napoleon III. But as he talks of Alia Capitoline and the Augustine age, considers...

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Poems. By Matthias Barr. (Longman.)—Neither this collection, nor Village Bells

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and other Poems, by John Brent, Jun., F.S.A. (Hamil- ton and Adams), escape the Horatian condemnation. In the former volume "The Painter's Love" and "A Mother's Moan" are...

John Wesley's Theology. By Robert Brown. (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—This

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is an able analysis of the Wesleyan creed as it grew up in the mind of John Wesley. The author finds three periods in Wesley's life corresponding with three great doctrinal...

History of the Landed Tenures of Great Britain and Ireland.

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By Alfred A. Walton. (Clarke.)—From the Norman Conquest it appears there has been a great conspiracy on the part of the tenants of the crown and their successors to appropriate...

Prometheus the Fire-Bringer. By R. H. Horne. (Edinburgh : Eamon-

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stone and Douglas.)—This drains is intended to complete the Pro- methean trilogy. It gives the commencement of the story of which the surviving play of ./Eschylus is the...

Infant Mortality and Deficient Legislation.—This little pamphlet dis- closes some

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ugly facts that may tend to moderate the satisfaction with which we are disposed to regard the quarterly returns of the national income, and the magnificent picture that is...

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An Elementary Greek Syntax. By Rev. E. Miller, M.A., late

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Fellow and Tutor of Now College, Oxford. (Longman.)—This is an excellent little work, of the same character as the Latin Grammar by the same author. The rules are based on sound...

The Church in lrelaml. By Right-Hon. J. Whiteside, M.P. (Murray

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: Dublin. Rivingtons.)—Mr. Whiteside has been requested to publish two lectures delivered by him before an association in Dublin, on the subject of the Irish Church. If he...

Outlines of Norwegian Grammar. By T. Y. Sargent M.A., Fellow

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of Magdalen College, Oxford. (Rivingtons.)—Mr. Sargent has conferred a boon upon travellers in Norway by the publication of this little grammar. Whilst complete in its way, it...