26 OCTOBER 1872

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The Comte de Chambord has been moved by the idea

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of a definitive Republic to address a letter to his friends which has excited some attention in Paris. In it he asserts his belief that liberty can only come with the hereditary...

Sir J. Coleridge is the first member of the Government

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who has spoken out manfully and strongly in behalf of the Labourers, who, he says, "live very hardly and work very long, sad have at the end of life nothing to hope for." He...

A fight of two years between the Foreign Office, the

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India Office, and the Treasury is over at last, and the Cabinet is going to do a very fine and chivalric thing. Sir Bartle Frere is to be despatched to Zanzibar with the...

In connection with this decision, which was still pending on

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Wed- nesday, there occurred the most extraordinary outbreak of malice on the part of the New York Herald and IVorld, which appeared on that date with statements to the following...

The Attorney-General has made a long, able, and thoroughly liberal

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speech to his constituents at Exeter. He apologised for the divisions in the party by saying there are five hundred ways of moving, and only one of sitting still ; declared in...


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T HE San Juan question, as it is called, i.e., the question as to the boundary between Vancouver's Island and the American territory south of the 49th parallel, has been decided...

The French elections of Sunday have ended in a great

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victory for the Republicans. In six out of seven departments—depart- ments, not electoral districts—the Gironde, the Indre-et-Loire, the Oise, Calvados, Vosges, and...

*„,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Calcutta correspondent of the Times informs us that the

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Envoy despatched from Khiva to the Government of India to pray for assistance has been received by Lord Northbrook, and has been told in unmistakable language that his master...

The new Lord Chancellor, Lord Selborne, celebrated on Monday last

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the completion of. his new house and church at Selborne by a festival of a semi-ecclesiastical type, begun with matins, and ended with a village dinner, at which he 'made a very...

Midhat Pasha, the new Grand Vizier over whom all the

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"friends of Turkey" sang such a hymn about three months ago, has already fallen, and is to be replaced by Mahmoud Pasha, the rival he superseded. We hardly expected our prophecy...

Mr. E. J. Reed, formerly Constructor of the Navy, has

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been attacking Mr. Goechen in three letters written at the invitation of the Times, for not proceeding as rapidly as he ought with the construction of powerful ironclads...

Mr. Isaac Butt is an able man, but he sometimes

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says things which make reasonable men doubt either his intelligence or his honesty. At a meeting of Irishmen in Manchester, on Tuesday night, to petition for the release of...

Mr. Butt has also sent a second long letter to

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the Times on the reform of the borough constituencies, and threatens a third. He proposes to disfranchise five Irish boroughs, and with the two seats already forfeited for...

Everybody gets compensation nowadays, and we want to know why

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the group of journals in Wellington Street, which includes the Spectator, the Examiner, the Athenseum, and we know not how many more, should not have some too. Their...

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Why should the official mind go into such abstruse questions

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as that of the true metaphysical essence of a Newspaper? It appears that Mr. John Tilley, the Secretary to the Post Office, has informed the proprietors of the Bristol Mercury...

The New York 7Tines has an interesting story of a

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man saved from a wreck through having a life-preserver, which enabled him eventually to get hold of a plank,—alone it would not have kept him enough out of the water to prevent...

Mr. Cavendish Bentinck does not appear to agree with Mr.

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Bentinck that there should be a Reform Bill giving the counties more representation, but not more voters. At Whitehaven, the other day, he objected to all reform ; called the...

The Duke of Bedford has promised the town of Bedford

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a colossal statue in bronze of the preaching tinker who in 1672 had passed twelve consecutive years of his life in Bedford jail. We trust, to make the irony of fate complete,...

The coroner's inquest into the Kelvedon accident is still pro-

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ceeding, the real point at issue being the state of the sleepers, which many witnesses declare to have been rotten, which the-officials of course pronounce perfect, and which...

We hear a good deal in the papers about the

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government and parliament and finance of Fiji, which last, we need not say, is curious and confused. How long Fiji will be allowed to play at self-government we hardly know,...

The Times publishes a curious account of the match monopoly

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lately established by the French Government. It was found im- possible to tax matches, but quite possible to sell the exclusive right of making them, and this has been done. A...

The Times calls attention to a real grievance which Spain

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has against us. We cannot surrender Gibraltar, because Spain being weak France might seize it, and close the gates of the Mediter- ranean, but we can abolish the smuggling which...

Consols were on Friday 92f to 92f, and the Bank

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of England has not raised its rate as it was expected to do. The crisis is not, however, over yet.

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THE SAN JUAN DECISION. rrHE Emperor of Germany's decision in the San Juan 1 question is a very disagreeable fact for British Columbia, and an unfortunate one for the popularity...

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tive—have defeated their opponents. In Bordeaux, M. authority, and no

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idea of a limitation of power except in the legis- Caduc, a " decided " Radical, comes in by 45,000 votes lative department, with which M. Thiers has not interfered, except to...

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L ORD NORTHBROOK'S reply to the Envoy from Khiva, reported in the Times of Tuesday, is of such immense importance that, at the risk of disgusting our readers with obscure...

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THE friends of Mr. Fawcett's Bill for the reform of Trinity 1_ College, Dublin, who advocate the retention of all its , endowments as the reward, of that reform,—Mr. Holmes, Dr....

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N OTWITHSTANDING the state of passion into which the German papers have managed to lash themselves in view of the Fulda Memorandum, we are unable to see that they have much...

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- LIVEN among those who had read every page of "England -121 Under Seven Administrations," and who had often taken down the volumes from the book-shelves to get a deep draught...

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S OMEBODY wrote to the Daily News the other day wanting to know why the Government or a Company, or some other impersonal power with a full treasury, did not publish the best...

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A N able article in the Times dome weeks ago on "Brainwork and Longevity," which has since been discussed and re- discussed in all sections of the Press, was remarkable for...

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THE FARM LABOURERS OF DORSET. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—For more than a week I have been making diligent inquiry into the present condition of the Agricultural...

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ao TEM EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." Snt,—Should any of your readers be contemplating a tour in Italy, I hope the alarming reports from Ravenna will not deter them from visiting...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—In justice to myself I would ask you to allow me to defend myself from the imputation of such fatal ignorance contained in your...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—High Churchmen make much of what they are pleased to call the Find Council of the Church at Jerusalem. The Bishop of Winchester finds...


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GARETH AND LYNETTE.* To his great Arthurian building Mr. Tennyson has added the porch last, for "The Coming of Arthur," which precedes it, is not the porch, but the approach....


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") 4SIH, — Tbe Irish Church is badly off at present, not only for funds, as you remark in your last number, but apparently for sympathy too. To...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—As a member of the Committee of the School Board for the Division of Greenwich, will you allow me a few words in reply to the letter of...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sra,—In your leader on the Queen's University you advocate one Examining Board for all Ireland, such Board to be composed of Protestants and...

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THE Eustace Diamonds, though as full of good painting as most of Mr. Trollope's tales, has hardly fulfilled the promise of its commence- ment. We had supposed that in Lady...

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MR. HEATH has written an account of a rather unique vacation tour, which was almost exclusively devoted to examining into the present condition of the agricultural poor, of...

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Tim volume is an unofficial record of an enterprise which is being conducted quietly enough, but which we take to be the most daring and far-sighted of any hitherto attempted by...