30 MARCH 1872

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The Labourers' Strike in South Warwickshire still continues, - and it

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is stated that Labourers' Unions have been formed in twelve or fourteen villages in the neighbourhood, and that the move- ment has spread into eight counties. The men, who now...

On Monday night, Mr. Lowe introduced a very respectable Budget,

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which will give rise to less discussion and less criticism than any of his former financial statements, in a speech so slovenly and showing so little indication of any personal...


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I F the people is happy whose annals are dull, this people is happy. When Parliament rose on Tuesday for the Easter holidays it had scarcely passed a measure of importance, and...

'V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Mr. Lowe on Monday, instead of comparing minutely the expen-

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diture of the past year with his own estimates of the year now expiring,—March 31, 1871, to March 31, 1872,—compared it with the grants actually made by Parliament, so as to...

e We note as one of the facts of this

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strike that while the farmers and some of the squires combine to put down the labourers, the higher order of landlords seem to sympathize with the men. Lord Leigh, for instance,...

The Tittles publishes a letter from a refugee Communist giving

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an account of his sufferings. On May 29, 1871, after four days of hide- ous suffering on the plain of Satory, during which 60 prisoners died from the weather, he was sent with...

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The vacancy in the Endowed Schools' Commission occasioned by the

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nomination of Mr. Arthur Hobhouse to the Legislative Council of India has been very suitably filled by the appointment of Mr. Henry John Roby, sometime Fellow of St. John's...

A French correspondent says the Government now controls an army

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of 871,000 men, all ready for service. Of these 380,000 are regular soldiers, 68,000 reserves, and 423,000 Gerdes Mobiles who have seen service. The Artillery, however, have...

as the official report of the Erie finances as calculated

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by the new Board. It was telegraphed from Cork to the Tinzes (Friday, page 3), and is a tissue of nonsense, the capital of Erie, to 'begin with, being represented at about a...

The French Government has finally determined to abolish all forms

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of passport except the expensive one, and has absolutely pro- hibited any one from landing without a passport visa by the French Consul, who charges ten francs. No motive is...

The desultory debate which followed the statement was not instructive.

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Mr. White explained with his usual lumbering " agility " how much more accurate his own estimates of revenue always are than Mr. Lowe's ; the brewers and their friends wailed...

The Horse Guards have just issued a circular stating all

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the advantages obtained by the young man who enlists in one of Her Majesty's regiments. He engages to serve for six years, besides six in the reserve, and receives Is. 3d a day,...

Mr. Joseph Howe, a Cabinet Minister in Canada, has been

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delivering (February 27) a " strong " lecture to the Young Men's Christian Association of Ottawa on the con- duct of the mother country. He declared that the Dominion, with only...

Mr. Lowe's comparison between the estimates of revenue and the

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actual receipts (allowing for the unexpired week of the quarter the proper proportional receipt) was as follows :— Difference. Gain of £200,000 Gain of £880,000 Gain of...

For the coming financial year Mr. Lowe's estimates were as

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follows, supposing no duties to be changed (we add in parentheses the duties as he estimates them after the changes he proposes) :— R E VENUS. As proposed to be altered....

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The real difficulty of unsectariau teaching, even on subjects not

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religious, has just emerged in the London School Board,—in relation to history. A committee of that Board has actually felt the "delicacy "—that is their own term—of the matter...

It tppears from an official minute quoted by Mr. R.

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Elliot in this ronth's Fraser that Lord Mayo was latterly strongly opposed to tb financial fidgettiness of the British Government in India. On hcl October, 1870, he recorded his...

- Ware told by Dr. Quain and the Medical Journal that

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the 21111131r of deaths from heart disease in men has increased from 5,74in 1851 to 12,428 in 1870, i.e., has more than doubled. Bat the rease applies only to men in active life...

1 n Marylebone, at least, there is no sign of

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the enthusiastic ularist or the stern Dissenter. The election to the School lard on Thursday showed hardly any interest in educational itics, and no sympathy with the...

One of the most eminent American mechanicians and inventors has

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died at Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the age of fourscore,— Daniel Treadwell, Rumford Professor in Harvard College. He was one of the earliest improvers of the printing press,...

Mr. Fawcett's Trinity College and University of Dublin Bill was

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taken up again on Tuesday night, and its second reading carried by a majority of 73 (94 to 21). There was no attempt to justify the measure as a settlement of the Irish...

Consols were on Friday 93 to 93*.

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THE BUDGET. M R. LOWE has produced a modest, respectable, common- place Budget, in a modest, respectable, commonplace fashion. He has not tried to do anything brilliant, and he...

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W E can fully understand, though we deeply regret, the unreasoning fury of the Warwickshire squires and farmers at the Strike commenced by the labourers of Welles- bourne, but...

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vi TRIERS is a great talker in the tribune, and a man justly 111. proud of the effect of his talk, and throughout his life his favourite topic has been the foreign policy of...

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T HERE is a healthy tendency towards the schoolboy type in all English—and for that matter all Teutonic—politics. Prince Bismarck himself, with all his astuteness and all his...

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O NE of the most remarkable characteristics of modern American politics is their dramatic, almost theatrical character. Whether it arises from the increasing size of the...

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A N able correspondent who sympathizes with us in the defence we made last week of Official Dress, reports in another column that many of our Radical readers have taken umbrage...

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W HEN, ten years ago, after a series of see-saw victories, Oxford beat Cambridge for a second year in succession, far greater surprise was expressed than now, when Cambridge,...

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W E are frequently charged with being a heavy, unmusical, and generally inartistic people ; and so far from taking any pains to dispute the charge, most English critics seem to...

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XXXLL—GEORGE I F it was the fate of George I. to attach to his person few, if any, warm admirers among his English subjects, it was the misfortune of his son and...

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MR. LEATHAM AND MR. SEEBOHM. [TO THE ED/TOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") hardly think that the inferences drawn by Mr. Leathaim last week from my letter to the Spectator and article...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?'] am not a little surprised that Dr. Raleigh could read any letter in your issue of the 16th inst., and yet imagine that I have any other...


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you kindly allow me to point out that the words " minority " and " majority " in my letter of last week were used, as in the letter of "B. K. A.," with reference to...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?'] SIR, —By adopting the statistics of Mr. Synan, Member for Limerick, you have been led into a grave error, which I feel sure you will let me...

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MIDDLEMARCH.—PART III.* Middlernarch improves in interest as it goes on ;—in intellectual. ability it would be very hard for it to improve ; indeed, perhaps, the greatest...


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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE “SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—I cannot agree with Mr. Murphy that agrarian crime arising- from quarrels among the Irish peasantry could be removed by direct...


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rTO THB EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—I agree heartily with all that you have said in your reflec- tions on the Mayor of Batley's gold chain, of the real importance of...

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SPECTRUM ANALYSIS.* IN the whole history of science there is

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nothing more wonderful than the discovery or invention (it would be difficult to say which is the more correct term) of spectrum analysis, and the sudden advance of the new...

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TRUE to their enmity to the tradition of Buonapartism, the famous French collaborate urs resume their joint labours, interrupted by the war, in the same spirit which has always...

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Ix his youth the present writer obtained much enjoyment from - the stories of an ancient aunt with a turn for satire and mimicry ; and of one of them he has been continually...

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THE opening part of Mr. 011ivant's Breeze from the Great Salt Lake is a rapid sketch of his journey by the new mail route from New Zealand to New York. It is of the most cursory...

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The Valley of Poppies. By Joseph Hatton. 2 vols. (Chapman

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and Hall.)—Mr. Hatton's novel is readable enough, and contains some bright and lively sketches of life in a cathedral town. We should be inclined indeed to object to the ending,...


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Sundays Abroad. By Thomas Guthrie, D.D. (Strahan.)—Dr Guthrie's book will scarcely increase his reputation for literary skill, for good sense, or for liberality. In the first...

The Trachinhe of Sophocles. Edited by F. H. M. Maples.

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(Williams and Norgate.)—We do not doubt that Mr. Blaydes is otherwise useful in his generation, but we cannot help thinking that, considered as an editor of a classical author,...

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The Lady of Linzited income. By the Author of "Mary

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Powell." 2 vols. (Bentley.)—Whether the Author of "Mary Powell" writes with less care or leas freshness, or whether her miniature-painting pleases less when the scenes are...

Literary Copyright. By J. C. Hotten. (Hotten.)—Few of Mr. Hotten's

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readers will differ from him when he states his opinion that copyright should not be perpetual. Books of a former age are already almost crowded out by the enormous...

Illustrated Library of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure : Japan in

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Our Day. Compiled by Bayard Taylor. (New York : Scribner.)—This book is the first of a projected series which is, in the words of the preface, to furnish "a clear, picturesque,...

The Life and Death of the Sublime Society of Beef

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Steaks. By Brother Walter Arnold. (Bradbury and Evans.)—Mr. Arnold has discharged the melancholy duty of performing the obsequies of an ancient institution. The "Sublime...

adopted, if we may judge from the volumes which proceed

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in rapid sue.. cession from his pen, the profession of literature. Nothing could be more natural, considering the great literary talent which he displayed in his early works,...

1870 and again in the spring of 1871, acting during

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part of the time as agent of the benevolence of the Society of Friends. Most of our readers will remember, and will doubtless be glad to see again, the letters addressed to the...

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Wonders of the Human Body. From the French of A.

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le Pilenr. (Blackie).—This seems a good little book of its kind, as indeed the French works on popular science commonly are. Dr. le Pileur writes with both liveliness and good...