3 OCTOBER 1863

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Lord Russell made this day week a speech at Blairgowrie

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which, on the American question, was a calm, statesmanlike, and unanswerable reply to Mr. Sumner's foolish and fanatic speech ; but on this we have enlarged elsewhere. He spoke...

The Polish affair does not advance. We publish this week

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an account of the recent scenes in Warsaw, fall of local knowledge and trustworthy information, but even General Berg seems unable to break the spell which hangs on the Western...

Guildford has been rivalling Hedingham this we .-.... annual fair

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begins on 4th October, and on the previoia .P*, , , ..4 . i called Tap-up Sunday, publicans are allowed to drav all hours. Last Sunday, accordingly, some 400 I 44. ' • -.)...


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G ENERAL ROSECRA.NZ has suffered a serious defeat from the combined army of Generals Bragg and Joseph Johnston, probably reinforced from General Lee's army on the Rappahannock....

Clive having commenced his work in China, Bussy has of

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course turned up. Two English officers, Major Gordon and Major Cooke, in the employ of the Imperial Government, were clearing the Grand Canal aid the province of Ningpo very...

Sir W. Atherton has resigned his office as Attorney-General, partly

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in consequence of ill-health ; partly, we fear, because he was asked rather too often to accept the post of Judge Ordinary, now bestowed on Mr. Pigott. He has been suc- ceeded...


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interest now appears in the Spncrwron, and will be continued, either weekly or at short intercals,giving an Account of the Great Governing Families of England in Relation to...

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The Bishop of Oxford made a speech at Brighton last

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week on distributing the honorary certificates and diplomas awarded in the University of Oxford Local Examinations to the Brighton students. He said that the older Universities...

The trade of India, exclusive of the Straits, which belong

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to it only because it is convenient to pay for that bonded warehouse of Asia out of Indian revenue, last year exceeded a hundred millions. In 1813 the Court of Directors, whose...

The Government of Warsaw has issued an edict that no

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Pole is to enter a private house in which he does not reside, or to stay in any inn in which he is not living more than ten minutes.

The Prussian Government has issued a circular, calling upon the

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chiefs of the Provincial Governments to devote their strictest attention to the conduct of the public officers during the approaching elections. The officials are expected to...

The citizens of Dublin are disgusted with their Lord Mayor,

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and express their disgust with an exceedingly Irish unreserve. Ile was expected to give a grand banquet to Admiral Dacres and the officers of the Channel Fleet ; but he only...

The papers are full of a controversy about the expediency

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and morality of fees to railway porters, guards, and officials generally. They are said to be immoral, as tempting the men to break their promise to take no fees, and...

The Suez Canal is becoming a formidable nuisance. It hinders

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the growth of Egyptian cotton, and, consequently, the prosperity of the Egyptian labourers. The cotton pays splen- didly, and all the labourers wish to work at it ; but the Suez...

No less than six elections are now open to contest—West

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Worcestershire, Tewkesbury, Reading, Coventry, Tamworth, and Barnstaple. The candidates are :— Conservative. Liberal. West Worcestershire Hon. F. Lygon.. Tewkesbury Mr. Yorke...

The landlord of the Royal Hotel, Dieppe, writes to us

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to declare himself innocent of the overcharge mentioned in the last letter of " Vacuns Vidor." He says he supplied two bottles of champagne and most expensive viands for...

The Medical Colleges have opened their sessions, and many popular

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addresses have been delivered. Most of the gentlemen indulged in eloquence, one of them even having recourse to an extract from Pend,ennis (which, we doubt not, was loudly...

Mr. William Lawrence, Alderman for the Ward of Bread street,

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was on Tuesday elected Lord Mayor for the City of London. No real opposition was offered. Mr. Lawrence is one of the youngest Lord Mayors elected for many years, being not much...

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It is reported that the Sultan, who promised to be

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so economical, has commenced the usual career of Turkish ex- travagance. He is rebuilding "the Seraglio," the great palace recently destroyed by fire, in which he is right, and...

Mr. Spence, of Liverpool, the Confederate agent, wrote to last

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Saturday's Times, in praise of the great moderation of the Confederate authorities in dealing with the Union press of the Southern States, pointing out that the Raleigh...

There is a war going on inJapan in which England,

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France, Holland, and America, are all alike engaged ; but nobody knows who are their antagonists. The Princes, apparently, who own the soil around the inland sea, fire on the...

The latest price for Consols was 931, for Indian Fives,

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1084; Mexican, 464; Greek, 374; and Spanish Passives, 35g. The favourite companies seem to be still hotels, the last one being the Southsea Pier Hotel Company, with a capital of...

The Queen of Portugal was delivered of a Prince on

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Mon- day last, 28th September, to whom Mr. Reuter reports that the ex-Regent Dom Fernando and the Princess Clotilde will fill the important post of sponsors.

The directors of the Great Ship Company announce that their

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affairs must be closed. The ship has earned this season 37,308/. and spent 57,3081., there is a mortgage on her of 30,002/., and further moneys are required for outfit. Under...

Mr. Deputy Elliott, at the meeting of the City Connell

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on Thursday, charged the Entertainment Committee of the Council with theft. He put it very politely, merely asserting that the members had provided most costly and unnecessary...

The German Diet has voted almost unanimously, Baden and Luxemburg

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being the only dissentients, that federal execution shall be done in Holstein. The King of Denmark, on the 'other hand, has declared in his speech from the throne that he shall...

The Lord Mayor has given a bust of the Prince

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of Wales to the Court of Common Council, accompanying the present with the curious statement that "having had the unprecedented honour of filling the office of Chief Magistrate...

The agricultural speeches of the year are drawing to a

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close. They have been rather more dull than usual, though the Due d'Aumale made a really fine speech in Worcestershire, Mr. Henley gave the farmers of Oxfordshire some regrets...

The French Government has conferred a great boon upon' travellers.

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All passengers by railway in France have hitherto been shown into a waiting-room and there kept locked up like wild beasts in a cage for five, waiting-room, or more minutes. The...

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LORD RUSSELL ON HIS DEFENCE. L ORD RUSSELL and Mr. Sumner have we sincerely believe, the same cause of freedom warmly at heart; nor is the latter at all more honest or more...

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O NE of those stupendous crimes which the mind almost refuses to conceive as possible, or to believe in as ac- oomplished, was perpetrated a fortnight ago in Warsaw, and Is now...

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S UPPOSE, what might very well happen, that a small majority in Lancashire objected to a war which all the rest of Great Britain were fiercely resolved to wage, would the...

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T HERE seems to be something of a fatality about the ap- pointments of the Whigs. Every now and then they fill up a vacancy in a way which raises public expectation very high....

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CAPETOWN. D R. GRAY has received, with that species of spiritual

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hauteur which bids fair to win for the diocese of Cape Town a colonial modification of the reputation of Exeter, the painful news that the Privy Council will not sustain him in...

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OUR COLONIAL ALLIES. T HE problem of our Colonial Empire has

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advanced a step to solution. The Canadian Parliament has declared its adhesion to the principle of a defence bill by a vote of 88 to 7, and Great Britain has seldom received...

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/THERE are horrors beyond starvation, in spite of our article of last week, and one of them is described in a report published in the Telegraph of Wednesday on the condition of...

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r E recent earthquake at Manila had, like almost all earth- quakes, a very striking religious aspect. There is no other natural phenomenon which strikes the masses of ignorant...

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T HE House of Bentinck occupies a position in English history which is in many respects unique. It is the only house founded by a foreigner since the days of the Plautagenets...

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New York, September 1 - 8th, 1863. A DEFEAT of any of

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the principal armies of the Republic would just now be a godsend to the Pro-slavery Democrats, who have been routed right, left, and centre, in all the recent important State...

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Normandy, September 20, 1863. To an Englishman with little available spare cash and time, and in want of a thorough change of scene and air, which category I take to include a...

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MR. KINGLAKE AND HIS CRITICS.* EVERY one will recollect that memorable engagement when Robinson Crusoe's ship was beset by savages in the China Sea, and the breathless interest...

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THERE are very few living men, except Mr. Hawthorne, who could write two volumes upon English places and things without making them intolerably dull. Even in this book, full of...

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WOLF'S BRAZILIAN LITERATURE,* Du. WOLF has practised the work of

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a literary historian in collect- ing and commenting on early Spanish ballads, of which the rarity and obscurity make every fragment valuable ; and has acquired a method of...

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EVERY folly has its use, and the vegetarians may, perhaps, teach us how to cook vegetables decently. Their theory is absurd and their grammar usually confused ; but we can...

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THE advocates of the South are beginning to despair. The writer who in Fraser this month strives so hard to be impartial would, we suspect, had the South been successful, have...