7 OCTOBER 1865

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There seems to be an impression prevalent in the Church

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Con- gress that Bishops are to clergy what pemmican is to food,—all the nutriment packed in smaller space. There is quite a chorus of demands for more Bishops. Mr. limey advised...


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HE sensation of the week has been the publication by the Morn- ingg Star of a list of names of supposed subscribers to the Con- federate Cotton Loan, including Mr. Gladstone's...

It appears that Government have been vigilantly watching the leading

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Fenians for eight months, and were thoroughly aware during all that time of their aims, objects, and organization. Their letters have been intercepted, and they themselves...

Six of the leading Fenians were on Saturday brought up

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before the Police Commissioner in Dublin. Mr. Barry, Q.C., opened the case for the Crown, and charged the prisoners not only with treason, but with intending to massacre the...

Mr. Gladstone's votes from Oxford double firsts were to Mr.

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Hardy's as 36 to 4, or ninefold ; from firsts in one department who were second in another, as 49 to 12, or nearly fourfold ; from double seconds, as 21 to 6, or more than...

The Bishop of Oxford explained the scientific difficulties in Scripture

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in the Church Congress, by saying that all God's reve- lation must be absolutely true, but it did not follow that all revelation should be given, or intended to be given, with...

Lord Brougham opened the Social Science Congress on Wednes- day

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at Sheffield with one of those dreary addresses which travel far and say nothing. The only interesting fact communicated was that social science does not admit of dangerous...

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Nothing further has as yet transpired as to the riot

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at Market Drayton. We are informed, however, that in many towns the really active opponents of the adoption of the Local Self-Govern- ment Act are persons interested either in...

The Home Office has appointed a commission to inquire into

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the origin and nature of the cattle plague, the best mode of treat- ment, and the most efficient preventives. The commission includes Lord Spencer, Lord Cranbourne, Mr. Robert...

The news from New Zealand shows that the colonial forces

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are already doing more without the military than the military have for a long time done. General Cameron, as we men- tioned last week, had resigned. Five regiments were to...

September ended on Saturday as cloudlessly as it began, and

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Mr. Allnatt sends to the Times an account of the meteorology of the month. It has been a remarkable one—cloudless, hot, and un- healthy—the thermometer having ranged repeatedly...

The 'Revenue returns for the half-year show a very close

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ap- proximation between Mr. Gladstone's estimates and the actual receipts, which means probably—as the second half-year is generally more productive than the first, owing to...

The Star has "reason to know" that the fate of

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the Duchies has been decided, Prussia having resolved to carry out the annex- ation at all hazards. An "elaborate justification" of this policy has already been drawn up, and...

The Secretary of the Aborigines Protection Society wrote again to

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the Times last week, to maintain that their foolish address had not encouraged the Maories in the land-league policy,—the policy of prohibiting the sale of land by individual...

Mr. Edmund Tattersall, the great repudiator of what he called

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the " spontaneous-nonsense" theory of Rinderpest, and advocate of the policy of extermination for cattle, has given us a very in- structive lesson this week as to the limits of...

An audience in a London theatre has actually found courage

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to mutiny. The lessee of the Princess's on Monday produced a play called Never Too Late to Mend, based upon Mr. Reade's famous novel of the same name. The story is not a bad one...

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We pointed out to the Record its mistake in having

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omitted to impute Mr. Purkiss's sad death by drowning at Cambridge to a divine judgment on Sunday bathing. And a correspondent of that paper, who is piously profane enough to...

Archdeacon Allen writes to the Guardian that he received the

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following answer from a candidate for deacons' orders to the question, " What reasons have you for loving your Prayer Book and for being attached to the English Church, as...

The defeat of the Paraguayans on the 17th August appears

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to &are been a real but not a creditable one. Flores, General of the Argentine forces, was, when he met the enemy at Yatay, in com- mand of 9,000 men, with 40 pieces of rifled...

Miss Garrett is now an apothecary, having last week passed

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her final examination at Apothecaries' Hall, and received a licence to practise. The Apothecaries' course includes a five years' apprentice- ship, a preliminary examination in...

A prospectus hail been issued of the Merchants' Company (Limited),

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with a capital of 500,0001., formed to carry on the business of Mersrs. Lane, Hankey, and Co. The business of that firm has been purchased for 25,0001. and 2,500 shares of 151....

The following were the closing prices of the leading Foreign

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Securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, September 29. Friday, Oct4be: 6. Greek Do. Coupons — Mexican .. 261 2:if Spanish Passive • • .. — 22 Do....

The latest device for killing people seems a very successful

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one. On Wednesday Mr. Beardslee, maker of torpedoes for the Ameri- can Government, made some experiments before the first Lord of the Admiralty. After blowing a great deal of...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday

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and on Friday week were :— Friday, September 29. Friday, October O. Caledonian ............ Great Eastern .. Great Northern .. .. .. .. Great Western.. .. .. . • • Do. West...

The Directors of the Bank of England have raised their

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rates of discount 1 per cent. this week, and the minimum quotation now stands at 6 per cent. The Bank return is very unfavourable, the stock of bullion being only 13,183,8371.,...

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THE IRISH JACQUERIE. " M AJOR " O'DOHERTY and Mr. O'Keeffe have quite un- intentionally done the Ministry a great service. The Fenian prosecutions might, but for their aid,...

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TH E Church Congress at Norwich take, as might be expected, a very humble view of the functions of the State in connec- tion with the Church. Sir R. Phillimore says " the real...


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W HEN the philosopher wishes to inveigh against the extravagance of the English, he generally points to the German scale of living as far more rational, and perhaps really more...

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11[ R. HARE has produced another scheme of Electoral Reform in the Fortnightly Review, which we notice because it is original and because it is Mr. Hare's. His first scheme was...

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T HE history of the Allocution pronounced by the Popo on the 25th September is worth relating, for it indicates an approaching change in the councils of the Vatican. The...


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E NGLAND has for the past month been enjoying, and swear- ing at, a somewhat new experience. She has been enabled throughout September to realize the conditions of Southern or...

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T HE Florence correspondent of the Morning Post sticks to the curious and grim story which he gave us many months ago concerning the picture of the murderer found on the retina...

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I T may be doubted whether the reserve in all expression of emotion so carefully cultivated in English society is really conducive to the enjoyment of society itself as a...

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T HE Gordons of Haddo lay claim to a descent from Bertrand de Gourdon, who killed King Richard I. with an arrow while besieging the castle of Chula; in the Limousin, in 1199. In...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Rome, September 23, 1865. I HAVE no pretensions to furnish you with stirring stories of brigandage that can take the flavour off the...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, September 22, 1865. TFIREE or four months ago an Englishman said to me, " The Con- federate Loan is quoted at 13. Thirteen what? I...

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GUY DEVERELL.a Ma. LE FANU has been fortunate enough to divide his critics into opposite camps. There is just enough resolute Ratcliffism in his tales, just enough of that...

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No task is more difficult than to render )Eschylus. The mere metrical problem,—we mean of course the rendering of the intellec- tual rhythm, the parallelisms of the thought in...

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AMERICAN HYGIENICS.* As in the Crimean War, so in the

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American Great Rebellion, the sympathy of individuals took an organized shape, and came to the aid of failing Governmental departments. The " United States Christian Commission"...

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IT has been well said that the principles upon which a natural classification of things might be founded are practically indefinite. The whole of the animal creation, for...

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Fraser is full of good things. Miss Cobbe's " Paper on Ireland and her Exhibition in 1865 " is of course desultory in the extreme, and equally of course contains many striking...

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Frank Warrington. By the author of Rutledge. (Warne.) 1 voL-

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" Mr. and Mrs. Thorndyke are entertaining a fashionable circle at'their town residence ; Mrs. Thorndyke is assisted in her arduous duties by her amiable family, and their...

Nothing but Money. By T. S. Arthur. (Railway Library, Routledge.)—

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" Oh, man ! whoever thou art, wherever thou art,—oh, man, in whose mind the thought of gold shines ever- as a star of brightest promise, take into your heart, and ponder it...

An Essay on the Canticles. By Rev. W. Houghton, M.A.,

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F.L.S. (Trubner.)—We seem to be renewing the experiences of the Reforma- tion times. Then, as now, the Lower House of Convocation was all but unanimous in denouncing the new...

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Heraldry, Historical and Popular. By Charles Boatel, M.A. (Bent- ley.)—"

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It is pleasant," says the author, "to the pedestrian public, many of them bearers of time-honoured arms, and having the reddest of red blood in their veins, to be familiar with...

New Religious Thoughts. By Douglas CampbelL (Williams and Norgate.)—The author

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of this work has collected the usual objections to the evidences of Christianity, and its conception of the Deity. He turns for relief to the revelation of science and nature....

Post-Medieval Preachers. By S. Baring-Gould, M.A. (Rivingtons.) —Mr. Baring-Gould has

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heard the sorrowful sighing of the Church's prisoners in sermon-time, and has compiled this volume with the view of remedying the state of things under which they suffer. He is...

Gothic Architecture in Spain. By G. E. Street, F.S.A. (Murray.)—

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In this very handsome volume we have a genuine specimen of conscien- tious work. The author has devoted his leisure hours for the last two piers or more to the study of Spanish...