8 APRIL 1865

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Lord Palmerston on Saturday distributed the prizes awarded by the

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judges to exhibitors at the South London Industrial Exhi- bition. The proceedings were of the usual character, Lord Palmerston making a speech which may be summed up in the...

France has not been slow to add her tribute of

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respect to the one which is coming up from every town in Great Britain. La Presse appeared in mourning, all the papers published warm eulogies on the deceased statesman, and Le...

It was expected that the House of Commons would adjourn

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on Monday out of respect to the memory of Mr. Cobden, but Government thought the pressure of indispensable business too great. Lord Palmerston, however, rose, and in a somewhat...

At a meeting of the Liberal electors of Westminster held

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on Thursday Mr. J. S. Mill was accepted as a candidate with enthusiasm, the electors even proposing to pay the expenses of the election. Westminster seems really inclined to...

Europe has been alarmed this week by stories of a

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new plague imported from Siberia into St. Petersburg, and thence marching slowly westwards on the cholera route. After reading about eleven different accounts of the pest we are...

We have nearly completed building our cloaca maxima. The Prince

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of Wales opened another section of the system on Tuesday, and one can hardly help wondering if the spirit of the old Etrurian architect was looking on at this imitation of his...

The main items of Sir Charles Trevelyan's budget introduced in

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Calcutta on 1st April reached England by telegraph on the 6th. It is a most unsatisfactory one. Instead of a surplus of 823,2881., which he had expected, there is a deficit of...


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AI R. COBDEN, whose illness was not believed to be critical till Saturday night, died in Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, from the weakness produced by bronchitis, on Sunday morning,...

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On Sunday afternoon Dr. Temple, the head master of Rugby,

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and the author of the essay on the education of the world in Essays and Reviews, delivered a remarkable sermon in the Chapel Royal, Whitehall. He spoke of the authoritative tone...

The project for increasing the allowances of the Prince of

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Wales is said to have been withdrawn.

We are a strange people. If the Federal Government were

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to fire on an English ship the nation would be clamouring for war, but because everything points to peace we are getting into a panic. On Thursday night Lord Elcho roused...

The Canadian House of Assembly has voted for the plan

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of Confederation by 91 to 33, the majority including a clear majority of the French as well as English inhabitants. New Brunswick, however, has rejected the plan, it is alleged...

Mr. Villiers has consented to the abolition of beggars. He

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has added a clause to his Bill for the houseless poor under which the police have power, whenever they see any one destitute, to remove him to the refuges. The casual wards are...

The Revenue accounts of the last quarter of the financial

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year show that Mr. Gladstone will have 3,000,0001. above his anticipa- tion, and if the saving in the estimates for the present year be not more than a million sterling, he will...

The news from Bootan is bad. The reinforcements have started,

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but Her Majesty's 80th and 55th, with a battery of Royal Artillery, have left Kooshtea for the frontier in boats, so crowded that " cholera has shown itself in both regiments,"...

There was a grand debate on Ireland on Friday week,

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too late for our last issue,—a debate with a consequence. Mr. Maguire moved, in a heavy speech, that " a select committee be appointed to inquire into the laws regulating the...

The German Diet on the 6th inst. passed a resolution

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declaring that it "confidently expects" Austria and Plussia to place Hol- stein in the hands of the Prince of Augustenburg, and to be informed of their arrangements about...

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Lord Spencer will not withdraw his Wimbledon-Common Bill. It has

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been condemned by the committee on open spaces round London, and he has been compelled to give up the inclosare ; moreover, he says he will suspend the operation of the power to...

The war news from America is not very important. The

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Con- federates claim to have inflicted on the 19th and 20th February a check both on General Schofield's column, advancing from Kingston to join Sherman, and on the left column...

The following were the closing prices of the leading Foreign

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Securities yesterday and on Friday week :- G reek .. .. Do. Coupons .. Mexican .. • • Spanish Passive •• Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858 1881 Coneolidde.. •• '...

A prospectus has been issued of the Luckimpore Tea Company

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of Assam, with a capital of £150,000 in £10 shares. The object is to purchase the plantations owned by/Messrs. Williamson and Lyell, covering 11,000 acres,. of which 1,250 acres...

The leading British Railways closed at the following prices yesterday

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and on Friday week :— Caledonian •. Great Eastern .. Great Northern . Great Western.. .. .• Do. West Midland, Ox . ford Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton .. • •...

Mr. Davis and the Confederate Senate have fallen out very

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bitterly. The last Message of the Southern President in effect throws severe blame on Congress for want of promptitude in supplying both men and money. The Senate in secret...

A telegram through Mr. Reuter stated on Thursday that the

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troops in New Zealand had incurred another defeat at the hands of the Maories in some place impossible to identify, but on Friday the Government received a telegram from the...

During the greater part of the week the Consol market

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has been firm at steadily-advancing rates. The closing prices on Saturday last were 90 to 90k for money, and 901 I for account. On Thursday the quotation for money was 901- 91;...

The Report of the London and Lancashire Insurance Companies for

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the year 1864 has been issued, in anticipation of their meet- ings on the 8th of April. The fire premiums amount to 108,5971., or, after deducting re-assurances, 100,8431.,...

We have given in another column a letter from Mr.

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Hughes containing a very curious appeal from the Co-operative Plate Locksmiths of Wolverhampton. They started their enterprise about fifteen months ago, and assisted by the...

A meeting will be held on Monday evening next at

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8 o'clock, at the Social Science Association, Adam Street, Adelphi, to discuss a paper of Mr. Thomas Hare's on " Such an Organization of the Metropolitan Elections as would call...

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RICHARD COBDEN. L ORD CANNING, Mr. James Wilson, Lord Herbert, Sir C ornewall Lewis, Lord Elgin, the Duke of Newcastle, and now Mr. Cobden,—all lost to us during the lapse of...

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TT is of little use to continue the discussion on Reform until Reformers have settled one moot question among them- selves. Has the House of Commons a double character or not ?...

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S IR JOHN LAWRENCE, it is clear, has determined to- work another social revolution in Oude, and Sir Charles. Wood, though disapproving, flees not see his way to prevent him....

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T HE Select Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the working of Lord Westbury's Bank- ruptcy Act has at least deserved praise for its despatch, and though the...

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O N the 30th ult. Jane Smith, a lodginghouse-keeper of Yarmouth, was tried in Norwich " for feloniously slay- ing " Martha Turner, a weak-minded girl in her service. It was...

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UTE have not yet been fortunate enough to meet with George V V Eliot's Dinah,' or anything at all like her. Twice the present writer has heard a woman preach,—once as a boy,...

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T HAT fascinating form of intellectual gambling guessing by rule is not confined to interpreters of the Apocalypse or the disciples of Gall and Spurzheim. There is-scarcely a...

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TAMES GRAHAM, who succeeded his father as fifth Earl of d Montrose, was born some day in the year 1612. We need not trouble ourselves with Scot of Scotstarvet's statements that...

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New York, March 25, 1865. THE most notable event of

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the week is the publication of the re- port of a special Committee of the Confederate Senate upon Mr. Davis's last Message. It was presented in secret session, and until aftet...

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THE " SPECTATOR." SI11,-Will you allow me in continuation of my letter of last week to draw the attention of your readers to what is now occur- ring in the trade of the plate...

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CARLYLE'S FREDERICK THE GREAT.* [SECOND NOTICE.] HAVING driven the French back over the Rhine by the decisive battle of Roasbach, Frederick once more turned against the Aus-...

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"AND the dirt came out ;" that, said the well-known Henry Martyn, is the text which might to be written as a motto on the title-page of Ward's Hindoos, the most terribly...

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Tax tide of cram bookmongering to which the high pressure of modern competition at the English Universities had given birth, seems to have taken a turn, and a small band of...

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A NEW edition of Burnet's History of the Reformation, in seven handsome octavo volumes, has just appeared from the Oxford University Press, edited by Mr. Nicholas Pocock, late...

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Married Beneath Him. By the Author of Lost Sir Massingberd.

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(Macmillan.)—Clear and pleasant writing, many characters all indi- vidual, a good plot,—these things make up of course a good average novel. That this one is not above the...

Once and Again. By the Author of Cousin Stella. (Smith

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and Elder.) —An exceedingly readable book, full of pleasant sketches of French society, of characters which live and move, and of incidents which if not probable seem so as one...

Two Months in a London Hospital. By Arnold J. Cooley.

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(Groom- bridge.)—A little work of some interest. The author, a surgeon, was struck down by an omnibus while walking in the Strand, and carried to Charing-Cross Hospital. Ho...

By the Sea. By the Author of Hester Kyrton. (Smith

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and Elder.) —By the Sea is a decided falling off from Hester Kyrton, the sensational element being extravagantly predominant. There are novel-readers, we fancy, who may take an...

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' CURRENT LITERATURE The Year-Book of Facts. 1865. By John Timbs, F.S.A. (Lockwood and Co.) Tweedie's Temperance Year-Book. 1865. (W. Tweedie).- The comparison of these two...

Our Domestic Fireplaces. By Fred. Edwards, jun. Second Edi-

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tion. (Robert Hardwicke.)—A very sensible and well-written treatise, founded on the principles of Dr. Arnett and Count Rumford. Our present grates are most wasteful, both of...

History of the Reform Bill. By the Rev. W. N.

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Molesworth, M.A. (Chapman and Hall.)—An extremely full, well-written, and clearly- thought history of the passing of the Reform Bill. Mr. Molesworth is evidently a man of wide...

Events of the Month, 1864. (John and Charles Mozley.)—The main

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feature of this magazine is that it gives an account of public affairs, both at home and abroad, in a popular form. Just about as much as ladies or boys care to know is put into...

His torical Studies. By Herman Merivale. (Longmans.) — Wise, able, and a little

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thin. They are in fact studies, outlines, thoughts avowedly complete only in their drift. To those who have not studied the subjects on which they treat they are simply...

The London Diocese Book, 1865. By John Hassard, Private Secretary

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to the Bishop of London: (Rivingtons.)—The discontinuance of The London Diocesan Calendar has made room for this work, which is extremely well executed, and contains a great...

Jack Scudamore's Daughter. By Folkestone Williams. (Maxwell.)— We have tried

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very hard to read this book through, but the effort twice repeated has been a failure. Only one character will remain with us five minutes, a Miss Brabazon, a new specimen of...

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The Moralist and Politician. By Sir G. Ramsay, Bart. (Walton

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and Maberly.)—An aphorism is commonly defined as "a succinct say- ing comprehending a complete statement." If this use of the word be accurate, Sir George is scarcely entitled...