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The Tories intend, it seems, to meet any project for

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the extinc- tion of the Irish Church by one for the re-distribution of its revenues. Sir Hugh Cairns, at Belfast, suggested this plan, and proposed that work and pay should be...

The rival powers of Bethnal Green are both in trouble.

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Mr. Villiers has written to the Guardians asking for specific charges against Dr Moore, whom they tried to dismiss, and for explana- tions of alleged inhumanity on the part of...


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HE Emperor of the French has this year realized the expecta- tion of Europe by one of the weightiest speeches ever delivered from a throne. He has not declared specifically his...

The Alexandra case is again under trial, and the Chief

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Baron also. That eminent judge directed the jury, in a speech which all the world and the jury understood to be a direction for acquittal, on the ground that unless equipment...

General Lee has, since our last report, retreated before Meade

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as rapidly as Meade had previously retreated before him, and re- crossed the Rappahannock; but the latest telegram reported that he had again crossed to its eastern bank, and...

Despatches were published on Saturday containing Earl Rus- sell's 'instructions

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to the Charge d'Affaires in Japan, Colonel Neale's report of the proceedings against the Prince of Satsuma, and Admiral Kuper's account of the destruction of Kagosima. They are...

General Rosecranz has been superseded in Ohio and Tennessee by

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General Grant, while his army at Chattanooga has been assigned to General Thomas, who fought so gallantly at the battle of Chickamauga. It is said that all sorts of charges are...

The Archbishop of York on Tuesday took advantage of the

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distribution of prizes to the successful candidates in the middle- class examinations to deliver a long address on the moral value of knowledge. " He was not afraid of knowledge...

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Mr. Charles Buxton wrote an admirable letter to Wednesday's Times

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on Admiral Kuper's destruction of Kagosima. Quoting carefully from the Admiral's despatches, and the calm approval expressed by the Chargé d'Affaires on the spot for all the...

The final result of the Prussian elections seems at length

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to be understood. The Radical party has won ten votes, and the Whig remains as before; the" independents "have sunk from fifty to nine- teen, and lost their leader, Von Vincke ;...

The coroner's jury empanelled to inquire into the death of

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Julietta Ware, said with a number of other children to have died in Bethnal Green of malaria, have returned a verdict of " Died from scarlet fever." The evidence as to malaria...

The Record was so anxious, about a year ago, to

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prove that in publishing Dr. Colenso's unpublished, and, so to say, suspensive, opinions, it was acting with strict delicacy, propriety, and honour, that it appears to have...

The energies of the same great journal have recently been

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devoted to a precautionlay undermining of Dr. Stanley's theological character, lest, perchance, there should be any danger as to the Dublin Arch- bishopric. It has inserted a...

Colonel Vyse, the Tory candidate, has been elected for Windsor

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by a majority of fifty-one. This is not a loss to the Liberals, as Mr. Hope, the deceased member, usually voted against the Government ; bat it is a disappointment, as they...

An almost unprecedented incident occurred on Tuesday night off the

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North Foreland. The Amazon, a vessel of 2,000 tons, bound from London to New York with a cargo of iron, coal, timber, sundries, and emigrants, took fire off the Foreland, and...

The Polish National Government has published a formal dis- claimer

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of having authorized the murder of the City Councillor of Lemberg, Kuczynski, which seems to have been the work of a pri- vate assassin. The news from the seat of war is good....

Out of 352 Prussian deputies, elected in the proportion of

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1 for every 50,000 of population, 27 this time are Poles. As the Govern- ment strains every possible influence to exclude them, the return of so many is good evidence of the...

Sir G. Grey has suddenly become energetic. He had issued

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instructions calculated to prevent the rowdy riots which disgrace Guildford on Guy Fawkes Day ; but the " roughs" threatened to disobey them. Respectable inhabitants were "...

The term of service of a large section of the

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Northern Volunteers expires next June. President Lincoln, therefore, on 17th October, issued a proclamation calling for 300,000 Volunteers. He threatens that unless the quota of...

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A terrible fire broke out yesterday morning in the stables

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occu- pied by the bth Battalion Military Train, in the South Camp, Aldershot. The whole building was consumed, with seventy-six valuable horses.

Owing to the present unfavourable state of the finances of

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Greece, the market for Greek Bonds has continued very heavy, and business has been done as low as 27. With the exception of Por- tuguese Stock, the value of other foreign...

Prussian compulsion has made the Elector of Hesse Cassel a

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" constitutional" sovereign, but all Europe combined could not make him a gentleman. His Diet broke up on the 31st October, and it is usual to send a message sanctioning all...

The Ven. John Allen, Archdeacon of Salop, writes to the

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Guardian to say, on the authority of " a Liverpool clergyman," -that " promissory notes have been taken from candidates at St. Aidan's, Birkenhead, to be repaid after...

The Scotch Free Kirk Clergy have replied to the address

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of the Confederate Clergy on the subject of slavery,—and the reply has received in a very short time upwards of 1,000 signatures, headed by the name of Dr. Candlish. The Scotch...

The following table shows the week's changes in the value

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of Foreign Securities :— Friday, Oct. 80. Friday, Nov. 6. Greek .. • . • • 80 Do. Coupons 14 18 Mexican 41 Spanish Passive 85 41i 34 Do. Certificates .....

The export demand for bullion having been very active—over one

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million sterling having been shipped, chiefly to France—the Directors of the Bank of England have been compelled to advance their minimum quotation for money to 6 per cent. A...

The Select Committee on Promotion and Retirement in the Navy

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has not accomplished much. They were asked to devise a plan by which the claims of service could be met, yet the most efficient raised most rapidly ; but they have not done it.....

Consols, which left off this day week at 923, 93,

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closed yesterday evening at 923, 3, for money, and 913, 3, ex div. for the December account.

On Monday Sir John Pakington distributed the certificates awarded by

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the Oxford local examiners to the Birmingham candi- dates in the Midland Institution, and made a statement not wholly favourable as to the popularity of these examinations. He...

The regulations for abolishing mourning in Warsaw are issued. Women

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wearing it without a licence will be arrested and taken to the guard-house till they pay the fine named, which means, in nine cases out of ten, that they will also be insulted,...

It has come out that the Bishop of Lichfield, at

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the late gather- ing in the Potteries to hear Mr. Gladstone's address at the Wedg- wood Institution, responded with cordial expressions of pleasure to a toast in which his name...

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THE EMPEROR'S SPEECH. T HE hush of strained expectation with which Europe listens for the annual speech of the Emperor of the French has this year been amply rewarded. There is...

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T HE friends of the poor, and all who desire the advance- ment of learning among the lower classes, and of harmony between contending factions in these realms, must have read...

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inflicted on British pride as that contained in the despatches from Kagosima. The nation, sometimes cruel, but never consciously inclined to cruelty, has, for the past twelve...

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A LTHOUGH the technical difficulties, which for a moment threatened to bring the Alexandra case to an untimely end, have been removed, we cannot help thinking that the state of...

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TN the great battle with pauperism which, when they wake 1 from their torpor, English Liberals will commence, they will find no weapon like the old principle of Insurance. No...

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M R. RUSKIN has just written a letter to the School of Art in connection with the Liverpool Mechanics' Institute, which shows so much of the higher side of his mind that we may...

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T HE newspapers of Jamaica publish a circular despatched from the Colonial Office on the 20th of August, which affects directly or indirectly every man in the employ of the...

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O F the son of the strange adventurer of whom we last spoke, also Philip, but little is known, save that he was a violent Tory, and suspected of being a secret Jacobite. The...

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[Fnoii OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] London, November 4, 1863. MANY and divers, indeed, have been the speculations indulged in on the other side of the Channel, as to what the...


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OF THE " SPECTATOR." 23 Sussex place, Kensington, November 5, 1863. Sin,—I perceive that the Guardian has thought it worth while to repeat one of the Record's " unhistorical"...

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EXHIBITION OF THE LIVERPOOL INSTITUTION OF FINE ARTS. ENTERING the exhibition of the Liverpool Institution of Fine Arts, one is immediately and agreeably struck by the absence...

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THE KEY TO NATURE'S SECRETS.* WE think it was the late Mr. Buckle who passed the highest possible encomium on the intuitive and "deductive" powers of women. But had he lived to...


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Ma. FECHTER seems to have definitively deserted the line of cha- racter in which he first attracted English attention. Perhaps, after all, Shakespere was never really congenial...

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Ma. LEVER, like other popular novelists before him who have opened up new fields of fiction with more or less success, seems to find some difficulty in learning that there are...

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THE TUBINGEN EASTER ROMANCE.* [Seem) NOTICE.] As everybody knows who

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has the least pretensions to patristic scholarship, the apparent discrepancy between the narratives of the Synoptics and that of St. John, as to the evening on which our Lord...

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TEE aim of all antiquarian study is to develop the character and habits of nations ; to describe the various phases of society ; and to note the different political, social, and...

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JANET'S HOME.* Tuts story is, we imagine, the work of

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a young author, a lady who has been tempted by Miss Yonge's success into essaying her powers in a very similar field. If this conjecture is correct, we may, we think, venture to...

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Biographical Notice of the late Sir Benjamin C. Brodie, Bart.,

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President of the Royal Society. (Taylor and Francis.)—This is by far the - best sketch that we have yet seen of the late Sir Benjamin Brodie, and though not published,—being...

The Works of William Shakespeare. By W. G. Clark, M.A.,

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and W. A. Wright, M.A. Vol II. (Macmillan and Co.)—One of the editors of the "Cambridge Shakespeare," Mr. Glover, has already been obliged to- abandon his task, but his place is...


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The North British Review. November, 1863. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—A number which contains no less than four noticeable articles. One is a pleasant gossiping notice of a volume...

The Quarterly Review. October, 1863. (John Murray.)—The most interesting paper

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of this quarter is that on Hood. It is impossible that the narrative of a life which was one long heroic straggle against pain and poverty at home and intolerance abroad should...

English and French Exercises for Advanced Pupils. By C. A.

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Chardenal, B.A., of the University of France. Second Edition. (Glasgow : D. Roberteon, 1863).—Mr. Chardenal's system of teaching French, unlike that of many modern professors,...

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The Debate on Turkey in the House of Commons, May

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29th, 1868. (C. W. Reynell.)—A reprint from the morning papers of this debate, with some remarks by Ph. Christitch, a Servian senator, in which he combats the assertions and...

The Stationer's Handbook,. Third edition. (Groombridge and Sons.)—Certainly, until we

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read this little book, we had no idea how much there was for a stationer to learn. The glossary of technical terms alone occupies fifty pages of the handbook, and its practical...

The Charities of London. By Sampson Low, jun. (Sampson Low,

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Son, and Co.)—A reprint of this useful directory, together with a supplement containing some additional information. The supplement, however, seems to have been issued as a...