28 OCTOBER 1871

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The London School Board, after deciding many months ago for

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compulsion, has been rediecussing the whole matter this week, on occasion of adopting its byelaws ; and many who formerly were cordial for compulsion have preached caution and...


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W E have little from France this week except complaints of the scarcity of small silver, rumours more or less exaggerated of Bonapartist intrigues, which, even in Corsica, end...

The Bank Directors on Thursday, to the surprise and disap-

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pointment of all speculators, declined to lower their rate below fi per cent. As money is plentiful at 3f, the action of the Bank is much criticized ; but the Directors may...

Napoleon has published, through the Times, a kind of manifesto.

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It is in the form of a monologue, addressed to a visitor to Chisel- burst. The Ex-Emperor denies that he is conspiring, for "it is only parties who feel themselves in a minority...

The half-yearly Report of the Stockport School Board illustrates very

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remarkably the benefit to education of the compulsory prin- ciple, i.e., of the reserved power of sending parents to prison, and also of the reserved power of remitting or...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Peers and the working-men have both pat in their

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accounts of the different side of the shield presented to their view,—Mr. Scott Russell being the shield, of which apparently one aide was inscribed with a very vague, and the...

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The Earl of Derby presided on Wednesday at the opening

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of it new building added to the Manchester Grammar School, and made a most able speech on the relation of education to " getting on " in the world. He believed that the amount...

The German reply to Count Benedetti's defence of his master

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and himself is final on the point of the Belgian annexation having been urgently pressed by Franco on Prussia in August, 1866, after the left bank of the Rhine had been demanded...

Captain Thrupp, his officers, and crew appear to have behaved

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admirably. The Captain tried hard to proceed on his voyage by repairing the damaged plate, and when this was evidently hope- less acted with decision, ran the ship ashore,...

On the other hand, the representative working-men, iucluding Mr. Howell,

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Mr. Applegarth, Mr. Lloyd Jones, and others, assert that Mr. Scott Russell invited them to consider the most needful social reforms, on the ground that " cer- tain noblemen and...

Despatches have at last been received from Captain Thrupp, of

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the Megtera, dated St. Paul's Island, June 17th, and fully explain- ing the causes of the wreck. The Megmra was unseaworthy. When the leak which had compelled the Captain to run...

Lord Malmesbury, who spoke last week at Christchurch for the

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House of 'Lords, was content to take a very humble line in its praise. He said the few Lords who do work, work very hard at the revision of the very roughly-shaped and often...

The Irish Bishops persist in demanding denominational educa- tion for

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Ireland, and pledge themselves in future elections "to oppose the return of any candidate who will not uphold the principle of denominational education for our Catholic people."...

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There have been endless members' speeches this week with very

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little in them. Sir C. Adderley, at Newcastle, was for local government and Mr. Forster'e Bill, and against the Ballot. Mr. Hibbert, at Padiltam, said the Liberals in seven...

The accounts of the famine in Persia are becoming terrible.

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At a public meeting held at the Mansion House on Wednesday, it was stated that water, always the difficulty of Persia, owing to the almost total denudation of the country, had...

A telegram was received in London on Thursday announcing that

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the Spanish Finance Minister intended to propose a tax of 18 per cent. on the coupons of both the external and internal debt, —an act as regards the former of confiscation....

The quarrel between the filerman and Non-German portions of the

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Cis-Leithan population of Austria has this week reached a crisis. The Emperor, after much hesitation, has at length refused to accede to the Bohemian demand for an autonomy like...

We have lost this week two eminent scientific men, Mr.

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Charles Babbage, the great mathematician and inventor of the calculating machine ; and Sir Roderick Murchison, the great geologist. They were, iu many respects, singularly...

Sir Thomas Acland, M.P. for Devon, has made a speech

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to the Broadclyst Agricultural Association which must have bothered his audience not a little. It was full of hints that the Landed Pro- perty system of Great Britain, that ark...

Consols were on Friday 92i to 93.

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M. Jules Simon, Minister of Public Instruction, on Wednesday 'delivered

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before the Academy a tremendous philippic against the 'deterioration of morals under the Second Empire, to which ho traced the overthrow of France. After describing truly and...

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THE FAMINE IN PERSIA. W E greatly doubt whether the people of this country, even those who have noticed the statements upon the subject, have any idea of the present state of...

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T HE able letters from Mr. G. 0. Trevelyan and from our anonymous correspondent " 0," which we publish in another column, and the quite as able and more exhaustive " memorial "...

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T HE good side, both of American institutions and of American character, came out in strong relief during the Chicago Fire, and it is very curious to note how different that...

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p POFESSOR HUXLEY, as any one who knew him must have predicted, is turning out an accomplished politician. He gains respect and influence with practical men as fast as he gained...

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CROSSING THE CHANNEL. T HE present arrangements for crossing the Channel

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are most discreditable to the business capacity of English- men. All the conditions necessary to tempt business men into organizing the means of pleasant and rapid transit would...

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A N able and thoughtful contemporary, in writing the other day on the diary of the suicide Samuel Howard, who drowned himself by leaping from a bridge into the Eden near...

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riding of the faculties of observation and judgment by one WE suppose we may say the Sumptuary laws are dead. A intense and solitary interest. But the despair of Howard mistress...

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MR. TREVELYAN AND UNSECTARIAN SCHOOLS. [TO THU EDITOR OF VIII " Sean:m.1 Sfa,—Your article on "The Education League at Birmingham" contains the following sentences ;-- 44 Do...

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[TQ TEM EDL,TW1 OF THE 41 SPECTATOR, 6114—In a late number of the Spectator you did me the honour of inserting a letter on the Education question, and I now ven- ture to ask the...

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THE " SPECTATOR.") venture to make a further suggestion upon the vexed question of " school fees," and upon the point how to keep the payment of school fees on the ground of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR, "] Sra,---I have been surprised that no English paper—not even the Spectator — has noticed that when the Birmingham League were denouncing Mr....


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTITOR.1 Sin, —I must confess to a feeling of some surprise at the lecture you read to the League for threatening the Ministry, and for desiring the...

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[TO TIIS EDITOR OF rue "SPROTATOR.1 Sun,—Without venturing to maintain in your columns that to ta: really Christian nation war can never be a necessary evil, I yet cannot help...


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"EING74.70R:1 SIR, —Believing, with Mr. Erskine, that the earthly life of every individual should be regarded as an education rather than a pro- bation, I am glad to have the...

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[TO rim EDITOR OF TILE "SPEOTATORI SIR, — Your statement appended to Mr. Samuel Pearson's letter that the Wesleyan postman would certainly not be dismissed for gratuitously...


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THE PRUSSIANS AT ST. DENIS. In the Church of St. Denis Lay the men who made this realm ; Some with charts of liberty, Might of sword or strength of helm ; And the good or ill...


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THE DIALECTICAL SOCIETY'S REPORT.* IT is now nearly three years since the Council of the London Dia- lectical Society appointed a Committee, consisting of upwards of thirty of...


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[To TUB EDITOR OF TIIR "SFROTLTOR.1 Sin,—Pertnit me to suggest, with reference to your excessively interesting article on the " Political Crane," that the fable of King Stork...

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Tars is a rather dull book, with a rather poor story, by a very- sensible woman,—we take the sex for granted,—with very sound views. It appeared—with inexpressive illustrations...

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As Mr. Washburn justly says in his opening chapter, the country of which he writes was so little known until within the last few years, that but few people could tell anything...

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MR. Bounsus has prefixed a taking title to a very interesting volume of gossip about commerce in all its branches and in all ages. He is a trifle too ambitious, it is true, in...

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A DANISH SCULPTOR.* Tills biography of a man famous in

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his own land comes to us by way of Paris, and is by the same author who four years ago wrote an elaborate life of Thorwaldsen, namely, M. Eugane Plon, son of the great publisher...

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Wirxrevau may be the faults of this guide-book, it has one decided merit. It is exactly typical of the American traveller as he is ordinarily conceived and too often as he...

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The Dublin Review. October, 1871. (Burns and Oates.)—This number of The Dublin has less in it that is interesting to non- Catholics, and perhaps oven unprofessional Catholics,...

Christiaman Orgaman, By Josiah Miller, M.A. (Longmans).—This book is meant

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to do for the Bible and for Christian truth what Bacon is generally supposed to have done for physical science. Hence its title, borrowed from the 1 ' Novum Organum." The author...

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Elementary or Primary Views of Religion, By the Rev. T.

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G. Headley —This book contains an indignant complaint from the author about his treatment in the Church of England. The Bishop, he says, would not ordain him priest, " although...

Loveland. By Wade Robinson. (Moffat.)—This book of poems seems to

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show a decided advance in the author, a volume of whose sonnets, called "Iona," wo noticed some time ago. We confess to fooling a little weariness, being, alas ! no longer...

The Witness of History to Christ. By the Rev. Ii',

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W. Farrar, (Mac- millan.)—This volume contains five sermons, which wore preached as the " Hulsean Lectures" for the year 1870 before the University of Cambridge. It is, in fact,...

Cues from All Quarters. By e. Clerical Recluse. (Hodder and

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Stoughton.)--Tho "Clerical Recluse" has made very good use of his time, except, perhaps, in that he might have with advantage have bestowed a few minutes iu choosing or...