29 JULY 1871

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On Thursday Mr. Forster made a statement as to what

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clauses he would consent to withdraw in order to give the Bill the best possible chances. He is to press the election-expenses clauses (which are to be taken on Monday), but he...

On Monday, after the conclusion of all the sub-sections of

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Clause 8, Mr. Disraeli made a statement in answer to Mr. Forster's repeated remark that the Ballot Bill was a natural corollary of his own (Mr. Disraeli's) Reform Bill, which...

When we went to press, Lord Cairns was discoursing in

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the Peers about the mismanagement of business in the Commons, and Lord Granville was replying that the dead-lock was mainly pro- duced by the unprincipled manceuvres of a...


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W HETHER there is to be an autumn session or not, as pro- posed by Mr. Whitbread on Monday, is not yet certain. It . 3CCITIS tolerably likely that the Ballot Bill will be...

The Duke of Richmond, who is to move the vote

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of censure ou Monday, has altered the form of his motion, so as to make the censure independent of the second reading of the Army Regula- tion Bill, though preliminary to it,...

The destiny of the Ballot Bill is not yet known.

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It has again been debated for four weary days of triviality in Committee, and if Mr. Forster loves Mr. Lowther and the two Mr. Bentiucks, he is nearer to the spirit of the...

Mr. Gladstone on Thursday brought down, or thought he brought

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down, a message from Her Majesty to the Commons re- questing the usual allowance for Prince Arthur. Some clerk, however, had given him the message to the Lords, and when he came...

* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Spain has a new Ministry, with S. Zorilla, able person

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of Radical views, remarkable for not stealing, at its head, and the new Cabinet has put forward its programme. It promises to maintain order, to reconcile Church and State, to...

The French Committee on the Budget reports, it is said,

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that M. Pouyer-Quertier has under-estimated the new burdens on the Treasury and over-estimated the amount of possible reductions. They think that £24,000,000 a year will be...

The Committee on Baby-farming report that the best method/ of

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preventing iefenticide, and more especially infanticide by neglect,. would be to compel a strict registration of every birth and (loath, of every private lying-in establishment,...

Paris is full of rumours about M. Gambetta. According to

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the Debuts, the Figaro, the Parisian correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette, and, though guardedly, the correspondent of the Times, he contemplates a coup d'elat against the...

'The French Army Commission has, it is said, decided upon

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two' points, that all Frenchmen at 20 shall be liable to military duty, and that the term of active service shall be four years, to be followed by five years in the first...

This day week the debate on the Papal question came

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off in the French Chamber, when M. Thiers declared that he could not alienate a friendly nation (i.e., Italy) by venturing to unsettle a solution of the Roman question in which...

Great alarm is felt in London about the cholera, which

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is be- lieved to be on its march from Russia through Poland, and to be entering Eastern Germany. The Lancet, however, states that the disease has been for two years in Russia,...

The Cup day at Goodwood was remarkable for the discomfiture.

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of the sporting newspapers. They had every chalice, for only five' horses started, but they were all utterly in the wrong. The Field' "plumped" for Favonius, and believed that...

• The weavers of Todrnorden have petitioned the Privy Council

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to inquire into the effect of the use of kaolin or China clay in the manufacture of calicoes and other gray goods. They allege that the clay is made to adhere to the warps by...

Mr. Seudamore has sent in a report upon the financial

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results , of the purchase of the telegraphs. The broad results at present. attained are that the telegraphs cost 7f millions sterling, that the' receipts are now 10 per cent, on...

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It appears probable that the famine in Peraia la rising

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to a terri- ble height. Sensational statements are sent by telegraph about people eating their own children, which they do not do, Moham- medans in all cases dying quietly ; but...

Mr. ;Teasel on Tuesday carried on the debate on Legal

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Education, opened by Sir Roundell Palmer on the 11th inst. Mr. Jesael was entirely opposed to Sir Roundell's proposal of a Law University, and held that English law was very...

Mr. Rylande is worrying himself again about the Secret-Service money.

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As Government wants information, and very often has 'to pay for it, there must be money spent on its purchase, and as all kinds of people might be compromised, it is impossible...

The Volkstaat publishes an extraordinary statement which, it says, is

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official, about the number of sick and wounded in the Crermau army during the late war. Apart altogether from -deaths, the Central Bureau of Information in Berlin reports that...

The Arneer of Afghanistan has, it is announced by telegraph,

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%mom° reconciled to his son Yakoob, who will now, it is pre- . - slimed, be raised to the Vizierate. There never was much doubt In the minds of Anglo-Indians that this would be...

The Augsburg Gazette of the 10th of July has a

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letter from Dr. l3erclitold, in reply to Sir R. Blennerhassett'e protest in the Times against the appearance of his signature amongst those appended to the declaration of the "...

In the House of Lords on Monday a question was

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raised during the discussion of one of the clauses of the Private Chapels' Bill of considerable interest to the clergy and laity of the National Church. The clause would allow...

Consols were on Friday 93 11.46ths to tin.

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In answer to an Irish Catholic deputation to Mr. Gladstone

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on Monday, which represented the desire of the Irish Catholics for an educational system in Ireland which should be based on the system of perfect equality betweeu Catholics and...

Wednesday was taken up in the C01111110/1s with a great

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dis- cussion on a Bill which proposed the revolutionary step of making the French metric system compulsory on England, a proposal which, though the Government resisted it, was...

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F OR Englishmen the noteworthy fact in the recent Now York riot is that there does still exist in that city a. power capable of enforcing the law in favour of persons decidedly...


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THE PUERILITIES OF THE LORDS. AIR. GLADSTONE'S firmness and sense have got us out 11 1 IL of one difficulty caused by the rashness of Lord Salis- bury and the intellectual...

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T HE Tory journals are doing Mr. Gladstone good service. The Abolition of Purchase by Warrant in the teeth of the Lords' refusal to accept the measure has driven them wild with...

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THE Assembly at Versailles had a very stormy sitting this day week, of which the point at issue was this vast one, —whether they should refer the petition of the Bishops in...

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W E fear that we cannot heartily follow either Sir RoundelY Palmer or Mr. 3 essel in their proposals for the reform of legal education. That there is real need in this country...

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T HIS Emperor of Brazil is going to be a bore. People say he is quite an admirable person, an entirely new type of Majesty, a great geographer, a man interested in all manner of...

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T IFIE Swiss, who are not in the least bashful about confessing that a good harvest of English-speaking tourists is of infi- nitely more importance to their country than a good...

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A WORD FOR LORD SALISBURY. rre THE EDITOR OF THE . SPEOTATOR.1 Sin,—I cannot help thinking that, between the tumultuous acclaim of the Conservative journals and the impassioned...

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rro Tus EDITOR OF THE " SezarsTos.") Sir,—Last year you, were good enough to insert a letter from me, calling attention to the practical exclusion of large classes of the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE ..SPECT4TOR.1 noticed in your article of the 15th inst., on the proposed allowance to Prince Arthur, the statement that it would be mean to deprive him of...


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(TO THE EDITOR OT THE "SPROTAT0R.1 STE,—The reviewer of "Her Title of Honour" in last week's Spectator takes the book for an original novel, describing it as "an imaginary...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sla,—The Spectator of Saturday last contains an editorial note calculated to do me a great injustice ; and as it is extremely inaccurate, I...

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PIKE COUNTY BALLADS.* OF the four Pike County Ballads which commence this volume, and are certainly much the best things in it, two, namely, Little Breeches and Jim 13ludso,...


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FROM HEINE. "MIT ROSEN, CYPIIESSEN,UND ruereaeor.e.- With roses and cypress and gold-leaf fine I would make my book lovely,—a sacred shrine, As if for the dead 'twere hallow'd...

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(SECOND NOTICE.] By animism Mr. Tyler means a belief in spiritual beings, includ- ing, and beginning from, a belief in the soul as something distinct from the body. Ile...

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Madame la Marquise is a very clever book, and at the same time a. very disappointing on.; for while the first volume is fresh, spark- ling, and interesting, the second and...

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MORE than ten years ago Professor Tyndall published a book not very dissimilar in form to the one now before us, which will pro- bably be regarded in future times as his chief...

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that a critic is inclined to make while he is. examining Mr. King's volume is whether the work is worth the labour which the writer has spent upon it. For Mr. King, if we The...

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Tins poem deserves the most careful attention, and ought to awaken the interest of all who take an interest in the development of literature, art, and, religion in the northern...

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THE author of Restored only needed a somewhat more masculine- knowledge of life, or a pen more daring in the cause of truth, to. have written a durable work. The idea is...

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The Dublin Review. July. (Burns and Oates.)--This number contains, ifIrst, an article of considerable interest as showing the Roman Catholic view -of the Darwinian controversy....

Our _Adventures during the War of 1870-71. By Two English

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Ladles. (Bentley.)—The "Two English Ladies" are "Emma Maria Pearson" and "Louisa Elizabeth Maelaughlin," the former of whom describes herself as the authoress of From Rome to...

The ,Story of Hare Court. By John B. Marsh. (Strahan.)—"

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The story of Hare Court," writes Mr. Marsh, in his profane, 'is the history of an Independent Church, formed in 164$, by the Rev. George Cokayn, BA. The description is scarcely...

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The Annual Register for the Year 1870 (Rivingtons) is a

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volume of which it is scarcely necessary to do more than record the appearance. Every year seems, as we review, to have an interest above others but it may be fairly said that...

The Violin. By P. Davidson. (Portoons.)—Enthuaiasts for the 'violin, the

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moat fascinating, as it is the most difficult, of instruments, may find here all that they want to know about their favourite ; how it ought to be made, and who have boon most...