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The debate about the Privileges of the 1101150 in relation

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to reports of debates and strangers was resumed on Monday by Mr. Hardy, and ended in the rejection of Lord Hartington's resolutions, and the carrying of the single resolution...

Mr. Edward Jenkins made an able but extravagant speech yesterday

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week on the mode in which the Irish Church Commis- sioners had wound up the estate of the Irish Church, anti in his motion for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the proceedings...

Lord Carnarvon, who founded during his last term of office

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the Canadian Dominion, in a despatch to Sir H. Barkly has proposed a Conference of Delegates, who will discuss among other subjects the Confederation of all the Colonies and...


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T HOSE who know Asia best will be least satisfied with the news 1 from Burmah. According to the latest telegrams, which come clown to June 2nd, the King had received the Chinese...

The Bishop of Peterborough has carried through Committee in the

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House of Lords a good part of his Patronage Bill, but not with- out admitting alterations which will very much do away with the proposed restrictions on the exercise of lay...

The City has just escaped a panic. It was announced

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on Monday evening that the Aberdare and Plymouth Iron Companies had failed, and that Messrs. Sanderson and Co., bill brokers and heirs of much of Overend Gurney's business, had...

The Germans appear to attach great importance to the friend-

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liness of the King of Sweden, who has been visiting Berlin, who, according to Renter—not a perfect authority—heartily approves the Falck Laws, and who has taken great pains to...

ii * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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President Grant has published a letter denying that he wishes

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for a third term in a rather curious way. The Republican Con- vention of Pennsylvania has resolved that third terms are opposed to the "unwritten law" of the Constitution, and...

Three new Field-Marshals have been created. The first is the

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Prince of Wales, and is unobjectionable, as the Army likes to be directly connected with the heir to the Throne. The other two creations are merely honours and rewards bestowed...

It appears that there are no less than ninety-six unreformed

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Municipal Corporations in England, elected usually by co-opta- tion, and dealing with the corporate property as if they were owners, and not trustees. Sir Charles Dilke on...

The Duke of Cambridge took advantage of a question asked

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by Lord Hardinge on Monday to explain his recent speech about the force at Aldershot. He did not mean that he was ready to take the force encamped there into action on its...

The House of Lords has finally decided that a carrying

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Company cannot advertise itself out of its legal liabilities. To secure an exemption there must be a special contract with the individual passenger or sender of goods, and he...

Mr. Walter Phillimore, the chancellor of the diocese of Lincoln,

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has decided that it is right and legal to refuse to permit - an inscription in any churchyard which describes a Dissenting minister as "the Reverend," more especially if the...

A correspondent of the Times, who dates from Paris, signs

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himself " Verax," and obviously knows what he is talking about, sends a short but pithy account of the recent crisis on the Con- tinent. The German representatives, he says, at...

The Women's Suffrage movement has been actively urged during the

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last week, and on Saturday last a public meeting was held at St. George's Hall, under the presidency of Mr. George Dixon, M.P., for the purposes of the movement. Mr. Dixon...

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It is just possible that a good time is coming

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for the unhappy victims of the London Gas Companies. At present the Companies can only divide ten per cent., and their interest there- fore is to call up needless capital, waste...

The Select Committee of the House of Commons on the

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Cor- rupt Practices Prevention Act have sent in their Report. They recommend that all petitions should be tried by two Judges instead of one, and that disagreement between the...

Captain Boyton, as we anticipated in our last issue, succeeded

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in his attempt to cross the Channel yesterday week from Cape Grimes to Dover, but he also succeeded in proving that his life-preserving apparatus, however cheaply it may be...

The Record has given circulation to a report that the

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Govern- ment, alarmed by the avowal of some of the members who voted in the slender majority against Mr. Osborne Morgan's Burial Bill, that they cannot be again trusted to give...

How powerful medical opinion is, even in the democratic society

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of America, a short extract from a letter of the Honorary Secretary of the Pennsylvanian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will sufficiently show :—" After...

Lord Henniker gave notice yesterday week that he would post-

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pone for a month his Bill in relation to the restriction of Vivisec- tion, in consideration of the Royal Commission proposed by the Government, though he did not admit that...

The "Working Men's Lord's Day Rest Association" is quite in

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a flutter at the possibility that Parliament may repeal the law which presses so hardly upon the Brighton Aquarium. It felt it its duty on Friday week to wait on the Home...

Consols were at the latest date 921-92i.

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THE INFLUENCE OF THE COURT. T HE paper on the Court of Queen Victoria in the Con- temporaq Review for this month, if not so interesting as it was expected to be, has...

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T4 ORD DERBY'S speech on Monday, describing the action he had taken during the recent crisis on the Continent, was, what Lord Derby's speeches on foreign affairs usually are,...

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I N the present House of Commons, Mr. Horsman is in his element. He finds a contented audience ; for the apathy of the Liberals rather inclines them to listen with pleasure to...

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I T is curious and instructive to compare Lord Houghton's remarks on the Bishop of Peterborough's Patronage Bill with the modest object of those who support the Bill. Lord...

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O RGANISATION seems as powerful in determining the character of institutions as in determining the character of individuals. Up to 1835, Municipal Corporations were self-...

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T HE Irish Home-rulers are perhaps not to be greatly blamed for their failure to introduce practical measures of relief for Ireland while they continue to sit in the Imperial...

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T HE Report of the Select Committee appointed to inquire inte the operation of Mr. Disraeli's Act on Election Peti- tions will give perhaps but moderate satisfaction to the...

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I T seems probable, indeed we may say quite certain, that the 7'imes was wrong in supposing that the " scare " in the City on Monday indicated the coming of a "Black Friday"...

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P ROFESSOR CLIFFORD, in replying to the rather tenuous 1 argument of the authors of the "Unseen Universe" for a spiritual world, in the new number of the Fortnightly, expresses...

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A TRIP INTO THE INTERIOR OF FORMOSA. IF I could only keep my health, I would not care how long I re- mained here, for the island has many attractions, and is particularly...

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THE MILITARY STRENGTH OF GERMANY. ITO TES EDITOR Or TEE .` SPICTATOIL") you kindly allow me to correct a statement in your- paper of May 22? The writer of the article...

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SIR,—Allow me to tell you of the gratification with which I read your article on "Native Opinion" in the last number of the Spectator. Views such as those you express seldom...


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TO "THE ETHEREAL RUSKIN." THERE lies above our grosser air A region of blue heaven fair, Too thin a feather's weight to bear,— And there to souls like white snow driven From...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Allow me to make your peace with Mr. Brown ; there is no occasion for apology or retractation. The couplet probably is a hundred years...

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"INTERNATIONAL VANITIES."* WE welcome the republication in a collected form of these Essays, which originally appeared in Blackwood's Magazine. The author has the happy faculty...

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attended the Cambridge scheme of lectures on Political Economy and Literature in the manufacturing towns of the Midland districts is very encouraging to those who wish well to...

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We come to our task with a most dejected mien, feeling like a whipped hound, or, to employ an illustration that puts us in a more dignified position—for, after all, we are not...

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FROM the evening on which Mr. Ryle advocated from the plat- form in St. James's Hall the relaxation of the Rubric which prescribes the repetition on certain days of the...

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- ME Contemporary this month is full of papers noteworthy either for themselves or for their writers' names, or—as in the case of the article on the Prince Consort----for the...

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Plea for Mercy to Animals. By James Macaulay, A.M., M.D., Edin- burgh (Editor of the Leisure flour). London : The Religious Tract Society.)—This little book is an admirable one,...

Monks Norton: a Tale of English Country Life. By the

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Author of "Mary Powell." 2 vols. (Bentley.)—We had read one of the volumes before looking at the title-page, and our impression, wholly unprejudiced therefore, was that the...