6 JULY 1872

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The majority in the French Assembly are getting irritated with

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M. Thiers, and are reported to be considering measures to super- sede him. They mean to insist upon raising the new revenue required by a direct tax, instead of a tax on raw...

The new Treaty with Germany, signed by M. Thiers, does

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not concede much to France. That unhappy country has still to pay £120,000,000 before March 1, 1875, and does not gain the right of buying out the Germans at once by a payment...

The summary itself of these adventures is very brief and

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vague. Mr. Stanley seems to have engaged in a rather superfluous sort of war with the King of Ujowa, and the war seems to have ended even more casually than it began. Very few...

There was a discreditable row in the French Assembly on

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Monday and Wednesday. On the former day, M. Rouher, as author of the French Treaties of Commerce, entered the Tribune to defend Free Trade ; but the Chamber refused to listen to...

Dr. Hosmer, the agent of the New York - herd kt

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in London, or rather his temporary loount !alien:, Mr. O'Connor (for he himself was absent at Geneva), was instructed by the proprietor of that journal to take the very generous...


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NITE have assumed, in an article on the subject, that the Lords will waive their proposal to make the secrecy of voting optional, but the latest rumours point to a different...

-*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The result of the Aberdeen election is a curious one.

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There are, it is stated, 14,000 electors on the roll, but of these only 7,711 voted. Of these, again, only one-tenth, 704, voted for the Conservative, only 2,615 for the local...

Oh Tuesday, at the evening sitting, Mr. Miall moved an

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address to the Crown praying for a Royal Commission to collect full and accurate statistics concerning " the origin, nature, amount, and applications of any property and...

Mr. Hughes proposed as an amendment that the Commission, after

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collecting its information, should suggest a plan for redis- tributing the ecclesiastical property so as to leave fewer under- incomed and fewer over-incomed parishes, and for...

The telegrams from Calcutta, published in the Times, about the-

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recent financial trawactions of the Government and the Bank of Bengal are, we imagine, misinterpreted by the public. Nothing illegal has, we believe, been done by anybody. The...

Bethnal Green.iikin,a,ilrlittlhastate.of mind. The po s y people. there did their `11.23ibiale't

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si-frekiokie of.Wyes.hfi, bt visit to the Manual, huidg'otig kemOved their windows and filled them with flowers, and turned oat in applauding thousands. They were described,...

The orthodox majority in the French Protestant Synod appea determined

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to drive out the heretical minority. They have not only accepted a creed, and vested the right of electing pastors. in the Presbyteries instead of the people, but have...

Sir Charles Dilke brought in a Bill on Wednesday the

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object - of which we do not quite perceive. He wanted the State, he said, to take all the estates belonging to corporations,. municipalities, commissions, public bodies, and...

We were mistaken in supposing that the Lords agreed last

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week to that amendment on the Ballot Bill to which Lord Ripon assented, extending the hours of polling to 7 p.m. in the summer half of the year, and limiting it to 5 p.m. in the...

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Lord Shaftesbury seems elated by the support his petition for

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an optional use of the Athanasian Creed has obtained. He wrote on Thursday to the Times that it had then already obtained the signatures of 81 Peers and Members of the House of...

The Bishops are really too weak. After referring to the

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Lower House of Convocation on the subject of the Athauasian Creed, instead of taking their legitimate places in the Church and endeavouring to lead opinion, they were very...

A Congress on Prison Discipline is being held in London,

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under the presidency of Lord Carnarvon, attended by representatives from almost all countries in the world. The discussion is as yet too badly reported for much comment, but the...

The Mines Regulation Bill is advancing amid fierce opposition `from

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the "interests." A strong attempt by Mr. Elliott on Tues- day to spoil the Bill, by introducing the words "under ordinary -circumstances" after the provisions for ventilation...

A very ghastly double murder and suicide took place in

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Bermondsey on Tuesday, which appears to have been due to delirium tremens. A man of the name of Taylor, whose violence had forced his wife to leave him, and whti was living with...

The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol has come upon an

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early MS. of the Athanasian Creed in the public library at Utrecht,— a very early copy he believes, as early as the seventh century at least, which contains the damnatory...

Police-constable Brooks arrested M.allick Sheen, a labourer, for breaking an

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ale-glass, value sixpence, at Acton. The man was abusive, and the constable, a horse-patrol, handcuffed and chained him to his saddle, mounted his horse, and dragged him at "a...

The Builders' Strike still goes ou, and while the masters

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have de- clared that they are willing to concede the principle of referring the whole dispute to a Board of Arbitration consisting of equal num- bers of masters and men, with a...

The labourers in Warwickshire have taken their first false step.

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The Tachbrooke branch of the Union warned Lord Warwick's 'bailiff that they should, from a given date, require the Union terms, 16s. a week for 65 hours' labour. They should...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921 for money.

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M. TRIERS AND THE GERMAN TREATY. N OBODY loves his dentist, and M. Thiers will not increase his popularity in France by his new Treaty with Ger- many. The arrangement was...

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T HE contention between the Lords and the Commons about the Ballot Bill is, we imagine, practically reduced to a struggle about a single clause, and we cannot but hope that in...

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M R. MIALL is shrewd enough to be aware that the tone to be taken at the present moment in attacking the Establishment, should be a tone of the most anxious modera- tion and the...

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T WO letters in our own columns, one called forth by the. article of last week on "Berlin and Rome," the other by Professor Beesly's article in the Fortnightly Review on the...

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T HE Mines' Regulation Bill is passing through the Com- mons, thanks mainly to the spirit and energy unex- pectedly displayed by Mr. Bruce ; and we suppose a Truck Bill of some...

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that the Company, having an insufficient storage of water in its reservoirs, was incapable of supplying the quantity re- quired by the district, and it is probable that...

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P ROFESSOR TYNDALL should hardly have given the sanction of his deservedly respected name to the unworthy piece of literary irony,—for such we unhesitatingly deem it,—in...

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W E do not know a more carious subject of study for a man interested in intellectual problems than that presented by M. Thiers' intellect, and the way in which it suffers, yet...

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A CCORDING to the terms upon which British Columbia entered the Dominion of Canada, it became necessary to construct a railway through to the Pacific Coast, from some point...

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THE LAST APOLOGIST OF UNDUE INFLUENCE. [TO THR EDITOR Or THS "sPBOTATOR.1 have long been of Professor Huxley's opinion respecting the true character of the claims to...

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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOP.."] SIR, —Your correspondent "An Assistant-Master," with the spirit of whose letter I quite concur, has misunderstood my sug- gestion of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTITOB,. - ] SIR,—In your impression of June 29 you say, speaking of Prince Bismarck's policy, that " if the State can punish a Bishop for utter-...

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have sympathised strongly with your advocacy in favour of the permanence of the position of Assistant-Masters, but I am surprised that you have not extended the argument a...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Allow me a very brief reply to " Fair Play's" letter. That letter divides itself into two parts,—an attack on me, and a quasi-...

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THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,— Permit me to point out a not unimportant error which .occurs in Dr. Stanley's recent letter to you. For the piirpose of fortifying his own high...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,--Will you grant me space for one remark, suggested by your very sensible article on " The Bennett Case Panicmongers " ? All...


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EXHIBITION OF WORKS IN BLACK AND WHITE. AN Exhibition which opened last week at the Dudley Gallery, Egyptian Hall, supplies a want that has long been felt by artists. It is true...

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FIFINE AT THE FAIR.* MR. BROWNING'S imagination loves the curious. There is & dash of the grotesque in everything he gives his mind to, and, more than a dash in Fifine at the...

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" I MUST remain plain Michael Faraday to the last," said the great discoverer, when admiring friends would fain have thrust honours upon him. And truly there is little need to...

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THE " coming event" which Mr. Lang predicts and would accel- erate, is a part of that which Mr. Fronde in his essays on Colonial Policy, first published in Fraser and lately...

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By far the most interesting article in the Magazines of this month is " General " Cluseret's account in Fraser of his connection with the Fenians. He is evidently a soldier of...

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Gutch's Literary and Scientific Register and Almanack for 1872 (Virtue

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and Co.) has by an accident remained unnoticed for half the year for which it is intended. We can only say that it corresponds admirably to its title, being full of condensed...


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The Battle of Bannockburn. By Robert White. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—A painstaking book, and we should say a labour of love, judging from the patriotic fervour of the author....