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The Government have resolved to prosecute twenty-three out of the

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thirty-six persons named by Mr. Justice Keogh in the schedules to his Galway judgment as guilty of undue influence, and, according to their view of the law at least, there was...

Mr. Ayrton professes eagerness for the appearance of his minute

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defending himself against Dr. Hooker, the Director of Kew Gardens ; but he has delayed the publication of the papers for a full month beyond the time expected, and even now Mr....

The year seems to be a most unusually hot one

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everywhere. We quoted last week an account of the deaths in New York from heat-apoplexy, and the Lancet reports that iu India the heat has been intolerable, the thermometer in...


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'NOTHING has yet been published as to the motives of the men 11 who attempted to assassinate the King of Spain except that they had been bribed. The attempt, however, as usual,...

Benito Juarez, the President of Mexico, died on the 18th

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inst. He was an Indian by race, and was much indebted for his advance- ment to the steady support of the Indians; but he was an able and determined man, who sincerely desired...

The motion condemning Mr. Justice Keogh's Galway Judgment, introduced by

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Mr. Butt on Thursday night, was advocated in a speech not quite worthy of his high reputation as an orator. His materials were ill-prepared, and he kept losing his references,...

'IV* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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We remarked some years ago, in a special article on

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the sub- ject, that a majority of Englishmen believed that somehow or other five per cent. was the natural interest for money. All interest above that was usury. It appears that...

Mr. Cardwell is in trouble with his Bill for localizing

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the Army. As it has been accepted by the House, and recognized as an im- mense improvement by both parties, he thought it all safe, and postponed it to this late date. He forgot...

The speech of the night, however, was Mr. Henry James's

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defence of Mr. Justice Keogh, which was very able, often eloquent, extremely carefully arranged, and received by the House, and especially the Opposition benches, with the most...

The Government, with the tenacity it always exhibits in bad

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things as well as good, brought up its Bill for depriving London of the Embankment land reclaimed out of London rates on Mon- day once again. Mr. Lowe, reckoning doubtless on...

Mr. Scudamorg has presented his report on the permanent establishment

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of State telegraphs, the main facts of which appear to be these. The telegraphs, even at the monstrous price paid for them, return 3j- per cent., and £350,000 over in relief of...

The Special Committee of the Lords appointed, on Lord Lif-

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ford's motion, to report on the working of the Irish Land Act, have reported against any change, more particularly in the Tribunals of First Instance. They only recommend that...

Mr. Gilpin moved the second reading of be Bill for

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Abolish- ing Capital Punishment on IVedneeday, and was supported by Mr. Henley, who tried to prove,—by a very weak argument, examined in another column,—that it is not...

The speech of Mr. Mitchell Henry, who seconded Mr. Butt,

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was weak, and too much of that kind which implies a personal rela- tion with clients, to command any weight. Mr. Pim was sensible, but dull enough, in advocating an amendment...

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Sir John Lubbock reintroduced in the debate of yesterday week

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on the Education Vote, his resolution of last year to the effect that " it is desirable to modify the regulations issued by the Committee of Privy Council in such a manner as to...

The fish poachers have appealed to science for help, and

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threaten to become too clever for the law. It appears that they have discovered the use of dynamite, one of the most powerful of all the new explosives. AI. J. D. Dougall writes...

Mr. Vernon Harcourt made a clever speech on Tuesday to

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his .constituents at Oxford against Over-legislation. Some people declare, he said, that Parliament does not do enough, but his own -opinion is that it does a great deal too...

Lord Granard lies resigned the Lord-Lieutenancy of Leitrim, finding, as

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he says, that he cannot modify the unfavourable opinion of Mr. Justice Keogh's Galway Judgment, which he prematurely expressed in a letter to a meeting held to denounce that...

Lord Buckhurat has withdrawn his Bill against young acrobats after

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a short debate on Tuesday, in which the inherent absurdities of the measure came out very strongly. Lord Salisbury, for example, showed that the definitions would include a...

We regret to note the death of Mr. W. Bridges

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Adams, owner of the Fairfield Railway Carriage Works, and in the earlier days of this journal a constant contributor to its columns. To very great powers of invention he added a...

A very curious instance of the prevailing grand-motherly spirit in

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our political philanthropy occurred on Wednesday. Mr. Bruce's Bill, prohibits publicans from selling spirits to be drunk ou the pre- mises to children under sixteen. The...

A gentleman in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, who very much an-

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Hoye,' the tenants of contiguous houses by keeping " harmless " snakes which occasionally stray into his neighbours' bedrooms, is defended by a correspondent of Thursday's Times...

Consols were on Friday 921- to 92f for money.

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THE KEOGH DEBATE. THE greatest of all the difficulties of the British govern- ment of Ireland is that, while the British House of Commons is capable of making and has made...

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M R. GREELEY'S chance of the Presidency is becoming a very good one. The American correspondent of the Daily News, one of the coolest and most long-sighted observers in the...

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T HE Edinburgh Review this week tells a story which none of its readers will find dull, but which is specially interesting to ourselves, because it seems to confirm so com-...

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M R. HENLEY is hardly sustaining his great reputation for shrewdness when he argues that because murder occurs or is detected oftener in a later period of three years than in an...

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I T is di ffi cult, as we read the accounts of Dr. Livingstone's travels in Africa, and Mr. Stanley's adventures in the search after the explorer, to avoid a sigh over the...

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j�T E do not wonder that the approach of this gigantic French Loan, which is to be placed to-day, depresses the English Funds and most foreign securities ; rather we wonder that...

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A GREAT many people are probably asking themselves at the present moment how they may get the most rest out of their vacation,—meaning by ' rest,' simply the most freshness and...

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T HE duty incumbent on the community of attempting to alleviate the lot of its suffering members is now universally acknowledged ; hence hospitals and asylums have been founded...

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IF Paris is changed since 1869, so is Versailles, in a different sense. The old stateliness still reigns there, but where is the old stillness ? The whole town is alive ; the...

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THE JANSENISTS AND THE OLD CATHOLICS. [TO THE EDITOR, OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I am told that the Spectator has been wondering with what face Dr. Dollinger could welcome the...


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BETHNAL-GREEN MUSEUM. THE collection of pictures and other works of art which Sir Richard Wallace has with such genuine kindness lent for exhibi- tion at the Bethnal-Green...


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Sin,—Your correspondent " A.M." must excuse me for declining. to follow him further into the question of the " Moderates." I am quite content to leave my statements in the hands...


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THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—In one of those little articles at the beginning of the Spectator,. to which so many of us are indebted for Liberal opinions without. the...

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THE LATE BARON STOCKMAR.• [THIRD NOTICE.) WHEN that pet creation of the Vienna Congress, the German Diet, was already in the very throes of death, Stockmar appeared in the old...

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THIS is a cleverly written, but singularly repulsive tale. Miss , Broughton possesses in a large degree the power, so invaluable to the novelist, of enchaining the attention of...

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EARLE'S ENGLISH PHILOLOGY.* IN the introduction to this work Mr.

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Earle gives us a kind of chronological " sketch of the rise of the English language " down to about the time of Chaucer ; he then proceeds to survey our language in grammatical...

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MORALS AND MYSTERIES.* THE principal " mystery " seems to

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us to be how the author of Rita, with a deserved reputation, could risk it on such inferior productions as these sensational tales, only fit for Christmas num- bers of...


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Ix so far as lay criticism is admissible on a professional treatise, we may advance the proposition that, not to medical men only, but equally to all students of physiology, Dr....

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A Text-Book of Indian History. By the Rev. G. U.

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Pope, D.D. (Gladding.)—" This book," says the author, "is strictly a manual for students, and everything has been sacrificed to the one object of making it thoroughly useful in...

Macalpine ; or, On Scottish Ground. 3 vols.—This is a

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tedious story, which it is not very easy to follow, partly perhaps on account of the unusual English in which it is written. What is the meaning, for instance, of the following...

A Commonplace Book of Epigrams, Analytically Arranged. Compilod by C.

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S. Carey. (Tegg.)—"Analytically arranged " means " arranged according to subject,"—as good a method, perhaps, as any other ; only some of the divisions have a queer look. Here...

Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts. Second Series. By F. Jacox,

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B.A. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—We can do little more than repeat the very high praise which we had the pleasure of bestowing on the first series of these Secular Annotations. The...


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The Dublin Review. July, 1872. (Burns and Oates.)—This is a much more interesting number of the Dublin Review than the last. We must say, however, that the able writer of the...

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Wisdom versus Satan on the Stage of Time. By "

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Elijah the Prophet." ("Drews Letter" Office, Belfast.)—The authorship of this book is, as the reader perceives, very imposing. (It should be explained that "Elijah the Prophet"...

Oddities of History. By John Timbs. (Griffin.)—Mr. Timbs has an

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inexhaustible supply of quaint stories. His critical judgment is not quite as good as his industry is indefatigable. What can he mean, for instance, by this,—" Almost all the...

Our Morals and Manners. First Series. By J. Baldwin Brown,

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B.A. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—This little volume contains six of what the author calls "pastoral addresses." The name is often given to discourses or letters of a very...

The British Birds: a Communication from the Ghost of Aristophanes.

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By Mortimer Collins. (The Publishing Company, Limited.)—Aristo- phanes in the spirit would seem to be hardly himself. Ghosts, indeed, seem seldom to be so. It would be unjust to...

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On the Symptomatic Treatment of Cholera. By Dr. Felix Von

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Niemeyer. Translated by P. W. Latham, M.A., M.D. (Deighton and Bell ; Bell and Daldy.)—We feel quite sure that we are justified, though not possess- ing any special...

The Prince in India, and to India. By Samba Chandra

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Muckhopid- hyfiya. (Triibner.)—We should say that this was an interesting revela- tion of thoughts and feelings that prevailed among the natives of India, if we felt sure that...