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Lord Robert Montagu, speaking on Wednesday to the Agricul- tural

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Association of Huntingdon, declared that the State ought to pay half the value of all cattle lost through the uiurrain. Does lie mean that Government should pay for those which...

The Berlin correspondent of the Times sends some remarkable intelligence

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from Russia. He says that there is a " young Georgia" growing up, that there was recently a serious 6neute in Tiflis, and that the outburst of national feeling produced by th3...

The cattle disease has extended to sheep, or the sheep

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disease to cattle, or the "epizootic" which broke out in cattle has also broken out in sheep. Professor Simonds writes to the Times retailing a case in which a flock of 120...


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VERY little information has transpired this week about the V Fenia.na. The Government continues to make arrests, but no one of any importance has yet been found connected with...

Lord Carnarvon is much exercised in his mind about the

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' science clause" in national schools. At Winchester on W day he maintained that you could teach children nothing and properly without religion, and could teach no religion out...

The priests in Ireland hate Fenianism, and denounce it, which

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is very proper and convenient, but they think the most effective denunciation is abuse of the American Government, which is in- convenient and improper. Archdeacon O'Reilly, for...

Indian journals of the 23rd August announce that final orders

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have been issued for the invasion of Bootan, and capture of its capital, Poonakha. The Rajah, it is stated, seems still willing to come to terms, but as Toungso Penlow, the only...

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The Italian Ministry' have published their programme, in the shape

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of a circular from the Minister of the Interior on the elections. They promise to bring forward a Bill for the sup- pression of religious bodies, and the diversion of their...

A large delegation of about sixty gentlemen, representing nine of

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the Southern States, called on President Johnson on the 11th September to express their respect and regard for him, their de- termination to co-operate with him iu promoting the...

The bagmen are in revolt—and will win. It appears that

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by the "custom" of the fraternity, which is as strong as law, the owners of the inns they frequent are bound to give them a goof dinner at one o'clock for is. 9d. The...

The Registrar-General's weekly return contains an odd notice of the

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death of a child from seeing a clergyman in his surplice. The case had been noticed before, and one journal hinted maliciously that the unlucky clergyman must be a very ugly...

The evacuation of Greenwich Hospital has commenced. About 900 of

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the pensioners have accepted a pension instead of residence, and have gone to live with their friends, to the grief of Greenwich publicans and their own great content. Some 450...

Sir Stafford Northcote and Mr. Coleridge spoke on Monday at

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Exeter on middle-class examinations. Sir Stafford's was but a poor speech. He glorified Exeter effectively enough, but then sub- sided into truisms about "grounding," and...

A bulletin, dated Rio Janeiro, September 8, informs us that

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the " allies under Flores" had defeated the Paraguayans at Yautang, on the Uruguay, taking 1,700 prisoners, some cannon, and some flags. This " defeat is considered to have...

It is asserted in this country that the addition of

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the Hudson's Bay Territory to Canada will not strengthen that colony. The Toronto Globe thinks otherwise, and draws a most enticing picture of the new possession. It is full,...

The Times has been making a great fuss, and creating

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a small panic in Southampton, about two cases of cholera which have oc- curred in that town. We very much question whether a summer has recently passed over in London without...

There has been a riot at Market Drayton, in Shropshire,

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the cause of which is as yet somewhat obscure. Two-thirds of the ratepayers wish to introduce the Local Self-Government Act, whereupon the remaining third and the roughs raised...

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The officials of the Aborigines Protection Society have never shown

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much temper or sense, but the address which they circu- lated in New Zealand, in the Maori language, and which their secretary communicated to the Times last Saturday, is a much...

Mr. Seward instructs Mr. Adams that the United States must

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have the cotton that reached England in the Prioleau, and which Vice-Chancellor Stuart adjudged to belong to the United States Government, but on principles, which, as we...

Mr. Tom Taylor made a good address last week to

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the York School of Art. His main point was, that though commercial enterprise and prosaic industries may seem unfavourable to art, they really stimulate the springs whence...

A man named George Price, of Islington, has been charged

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with causing the death of his wife Frances under circumstances of the most atrocious cruelty. The poor woman was suffering from an internal abscess, and the doctor informed him...

The worst aspect of the evidence given in the trial

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of Captain Wirz for the horrible treatment of the Northern prisoners at Andersonville,—the starvation, the lice, the bloodhounds,—sum- marized with terrible force and...

Dr. Norman Macleod has made a noble speech in Glasgow

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to the Freedmen's Aid Society. " When that mighty result took place," he said,—" the emancipation of four millions of the human race, he was amazed, he was ashamed, he was...

On Saturday last Consols left off at 89f # for

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money, and 891 1 for account. Yesterday the closing prices were, for delivery, 89f f ; for time, 89{ #. The Bank rate is advanced to 4, and in the open market there is no...

General Cameron has resigned the New Zealand command— not too

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soon. If Sir George Grey would only resign also, the clouded prospects of the colony might begin to clear.

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week were :— Do. Coupons .......... Mexican .. — — Spanish Passive •• Do. Certificates .. Turkish 8 per Conts.,1858— ,, -.. Consolidds . .. • • .. .. • • .. • . .....

The American Government has agreed to pay a subsidy of

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100,000/. a year for a line of steamers from San Francisco to China. The people of the Pacific States have a great interest in this project, and even in the North there is a...

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FENIANISM—ITS DANGER AND ITS REMEDY. T HERE is one point about this Fenian movement upon which English opinion is, we think, at least partially in error. The " insurrection "...

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MR. JOHNSON is certainly honest and certainly able, but his recent measures fill us with doubts whether he has 'either the far-sighted sagacity that cares less fur immediate...

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F OR once we are inclined to put faith in the promises of r a Hapsburg. There is a frankness in the wording of the Rescript through which the Emperor of Austria strikes his new...

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E VERY now and then an indignant parent writes to the newspapers to complain of the coat of an University education. Forthwith he is replied to by a well-informed college tutor,...

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IT is not often that a volume of proceedings of an asso- ciation offers much to arrest a reader's attention. Yet any one who has the least capacity for appreciating that most...

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C HANG WOO GOW'S height is to the height of ordinary men precisely what the height of ordinary men is to that of an ordinary boy of ten years old, and yet,—that is the curious...

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T HERE is at least one subject on which the national vanity of Scotland is well justified, and that is the beauty of her capital. Few cities in Europe rival Edinburgh in the...

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A CAREFUL perusal of the evidence taken by the Committee of the House of Commons which sat last year, to inquire into the state and possible improvement of the system of land...

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New York, September 16, 1865. Tan trial of• Captain Wirz

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for cruelty to prisoners of war at Andersonville has been brought again to a stand-still, this time by the nervous prostration of the prisoner. It was my intention, as I...

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—0— DAVID CHANTREY. , Ma. WILLS seldom writes a story in which there is not real evidence of genius, and David Chantrey is no exception to the rule ; but his stories are...

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Ala excellent little volume, useful not merely, nor chiefly, to the military student, but useful to the general reader. It is a valuable contribution to history, having the...

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continues his useful and entertaining labours, and we cannot choose but rejoice that he does so, undeterred by the attacks of his critics. We care not very much for them, we •...

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SPENCER HALL'S DOCUMENTS FROM SIMANCAS.* Tun diplomatic archives of Europe

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have during the last quarter of a century for the first time been applied as a recognized element of historical evidence to the elucidation of past ages. The previous...

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LEGAL REFORM.* EVERYBODY reads reports of trials, and half the

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novels of the day turn upon some technicalities of law. Yet every day proves that the mass of the public are utterly at sea on the simplest point which requires any amount of...

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The Theological Works of Rev. John Howard Hinton, MA. 6

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vols. Vol. VI. (Houlston and Wright.)—This sixth and last volume of Mr. Hinton's works contains a number of miscellaneous sermons of rather an ordinary character, and some...

Childhood in India. By the Wife of an Officer. (Jackson,

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Watford, and Hodder.)—In the shape of a short story told in very simple language the authoress here gives an account of what children see and do in India, their every-day life,...


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Aubrey Court. By Frank Lyfield. 3 vols. (Saunders and Otley.)— The story in this novel divides itself naturally into two parts, which would seem to be intended for two different...

Memorial Edition of the Collected Works of W. J. Fox.

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V ols. I. and H. (C. Fox: Trubner.)—It has been determined, it seems, to publish an edition of Mr. Fox's works in twelve volumes, as a memorial of his public services. Now we...

Churches of West Cornwall. By J. T. Blight. With numerous

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illus- trations. (Oxford and London : J. H. and T. Parker.)—In this hand- some and profusely illustrated volume, originally published in the form of papers in the Gentleman's...

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Valuation of the Life Liabilities of the Royal Insurance Company

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for the Quinquennial Period ended 31st December, 1864. By Percy M. Dove, F.S.S., Actuary. (Truscott and . Son.) This report shows a very extra- ordinary rate of progress in the...

Scraps and Sketches Gathered Together. By Sir Lascelles Wraxall, Bart.

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2 vols. (Allen and Co.)—The late Sir Lascelles Wraxall, like Ulysses, " mnitorum providus nrbes, et mores hominum inspoxit." "Providus " certainly of the wants of the public in...