8 JUNE 1872

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The apparently inadequate language in which the proposed Supplemental Article

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to the Washington Treaty withdraws the Indirect Claims had been the cause of reiterated badger- ings of Lord Granville and Mr. Gladstone even before the great debate of Tuesday,...


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T HE Washington Treaty has been a topic almost as harassing as the vacillating accounts of the Prince of Wales's and a good deal more tedious. However, at last there seems some...

This programme will, we imagine, almost compel the Demo- cratic

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Convention, which meets on June 17, to accept Mr. Greeley. 'They have clearly nothing to hope from President Grant on their favourite question, State Rights ; and if they select...

11 : The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Lord Derby laid it down, with his usual effort at

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fairness, modified only by a strong bias against the Government, that the language ef the Treaty is so vague and ambiguous and uncertain that our interpretation is as admissible...

Thu Convention of the regular Republican party, which met at

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Philadelphia, on the 5th June, has unanimously recommended - President Grant for re-election, and Senator Wilson, of Massa- chusetts, for Vice-President. It has also accepted a...

Lord Granville resisted the motion, which he described as a

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motion of "want of confidence," with more vivacity and energy than he has displayed for many months. But he spoke at that time with very little hope of the Treaty, only saying...

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The Liberals have lost Oldham after a very severe struggle,

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in. which Mr. Lyulph Stanley polled 6,981 votes. His opponent,. however, Mr. Cobbett, son of the editor of the Political Register,. has always been popular in the borough, more...

Prince Bismarck has warned the Governments of the Con- federation

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that he is about to bring in a Bill "denaturalizing" all German Jesuits. After the passage of the Bill they will all be- aliens, and liable to expulsion from Germany on an order...

It appears to be believed in Spain that a coup

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d'etat is at hand._ Ruiz Zorrilia, perhaps the ablest man in the country, the leader of the Monarchical Radicals, and the statesman who went to. Italy to summon King Amadeus,...

But the speech of the night was that of Lord

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Cairns,—a most elaborate, ingenious, eloquent, and striking advocate's speech on behalf of the American Government. Lord Cairns could not see a point,—half a point was all he...

The controversy between Mr. Vernon Harcourt and the soldiers continues,

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but the Member for Oxford is growing mild. He now admits that we should not be quite defended enough with 30,00() Infantry, and advises an expenditure of 11,000,000 on a fleet...

A good deal of needless obloquy has been poured upon

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Mr_ Cowan for blowing away the Kookas from grins instead of execut- ing them in any other way. There appears to be an impression. that this method of execution is intended to...

After Lord Cairns' speech, the Lord Chancellor moved the ad-

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journment of the debate, which was refused by a majority of 40 (125 to 85), the House arguing that all the principal speakers had spoken, that the Lord Chancellor's reply might...

At once his weakest and his most thoroughly anti-English point

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was this,—that in agreeing to put before the Arbitrators as a Claim the expenses of the United States' Navy in pursuing any of the escaped cruisers for which English negligence...

The French Assembly is advancing with the new Army Bill.

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The principle of compulsory and universal service has been accep d,_ though a delay of one year may be granted in certain cases ; an the period of service is to be twenty...

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In the course of his speech on the Alabama Claims,

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Lord Russell, as usual, became historic, and went back to his own share in the Trent Affair, declaring that when he demanded the rendi- tion of Messrs. Slidell and Mason, he...

The English-speaking world heard with regret on Tuesday of the

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death of Charles Lever, the novelist, at Trieste. Mr. Lever attained popularity chiefly through his Irish novels, which de- lighted all young men by their adventures, their...

The Times states that it was Lord haling who terminated

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the very dangerous struggle for influence between England and France in the matter of the Suez Canal. Lord Palmerston had an idea that the Canal would make of India a...

The Lords had an Irish debate of some importance on

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Monday. Lord Lifford is under the impression that the Civil Bill Courts in Ulster give tenants who claim compensation too much money, and instanced one case in Donegal in which...

The Scotch Education Bill is going favourably to the Govern-

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ment. At least Mr. Gordon's first resolution for carrying out his narrow scheme for foisting "The Shorter Catechism" on all Scotch schools was defeated on Thursday night by 44...

A correspondent, a propos of a recent article in this

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journal upon Drinkables, tells us that Kouiniss, the preparation of milk used by the Tartars, is made in this country. The recipe is published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, and...

The Irish Catholic Bishops have put out a very eloquent

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address to the Catholics of Dublin on the subject of Judge Keogh's Galway charge. In it they do not deny, and by impli- cation almost admit, the religious interference of the...

A correspondent tells us that there was no fight at

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Yaxley between farmers and labourers. Was there a fight of any kind ? We took the statement from a report in the Standard, which appeared to be authentic, and was full of...

Consols were on Friday 92i to 92i for money.

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The movement in favour of English Tenant-Right seems to make

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some progress. At a large meeting held on Tuesday, called by the Central Chamber of Agriculture, very bitter speeches were made in favour of extending the Irish Act to Eng-...

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THE TREATY DEBATE AND ITS ISSUE. L ORD GRANVILLE has profited much, not only by his own suave pertinacity, but by Lord Russell's obduracy. We were never amongst those who...

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W E wish Mr. Harrison and his friends would explain a little more clearly what form of government it is that they prefer. At the close of the very eloquent attack on con-...

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17 is very difficult to conceive of Prince Bismarck, the cool, far-sighted German Chancellor, drifting anywhere, and yet it looks as if he were fast drifting into a dangerous,...

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AN IRELAND IN BENGAL. I whole life, without a penny

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beyond bare bread, to pay off mortgages which nevertheless can never be diminished. The jolly, daring, semi-savage Sonthal, therefore, whose notion of I enjoyment is a hunt by...

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'T HE Times of Monday contained a correspondence be- tween Mr. Lowe and two eminent Professors of Owens -College, Manchester, in which the Chancellor of the Ex- -chequer was...

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T HE most significant result of the sittings of the Scotch General Assemblies, which were brought to a close this week, is a declaration of war on the part of the Free against...

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B Y far the most successful of newspaper proprietors and editors hitherto observable on this planet,—if circulation and wealth be the true measures of such success,—died on...

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W E wonder, of all who read the very spirited sketch of the late Lord Dalling which appeared in the Times of Monday, how many sympathised with the praise therein bestowed on the...

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THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS AND THE SCOTTISH MODERATES. (TO THE EDITOR OF THIL " SPIOTATOIL) SLR, —As many of your readers may derive their impression of what I have said of the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "S1'ECITATOR:1 SIR,—As I have more than once advocated in the Times and else- where the permissive policy, as to the Athanasian Creed, which you condemn in...


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fT0 THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Any reader of the article in the Spectator of Saturday last, headed "The Irish Judges" would suppose from the extract you have given of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:I SIR,—The key to the discrimination between sectarian and unsectarian instruction appears to me to consist in the power of discrimination...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—At the suggestion of a correspondent, you state in your last. number that I have published some sketches as the production of "Mark...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TILE "SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In justice to a teacher from many of whose opinions I differ widely, I would observe that your reviewer, in supposing Mr. Voysey to...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sut,—I do not feel sure that I am justified in addressing you, but I hope you will excuse me for doing so, since I am desirous to- stand...

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THE MUSIC OF THE FUTURE. BY A MODERN. HENCE, loathed Melody, Thou apish semblance of articulate sound, The world hath done with thee ; No more shall fingers weave thy voluble...


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THE STORY OF CAPTAIN BUTLER'S EXPEDITION.* THE details of the last Red River Expedition are singularly inter- esting, even in the dry official form in which they are found in...

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A GOLDEN SORROW.* Tins is a very pleasant and lively

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novel, with glimpses of a great deal more power than the general conduct of the story actually displays. Mrs. Cashel Hoey is, we suspect, troubled with a tender- ness which...

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IVAN AT HOME.* ENCOURAGED by the success—a success as great

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as it was well deserved—of his former work, Russia in 1870, Mr. Barry has pro- duced a second volume which possesses all the good points of his first, and, we are sorry to add,...

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THE purpose of this book is of the highest kind, and is stated by the author in the following striking passages :—" Daily experience teaches us that the empire of the soul is in...

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Metz grave Magazines, the Magazines which devote themselves to heavy subjects, have this month decidedly-the advantage. We 'have mentioned elsewhere the best paper in the...

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The Himalayan Districts of Kooloo, Lahoul, and Spat. By Captain A. F. P. Harcourt. (W. H. Allen and Co.)—This is one of the best provincial reports we have met with. It gives...

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Annals of Cholera, from the Earliest Periods to the Year

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1817. By John Macpherson, M.D. (Ranken).—A book of great research, telling us, we believe it may be said, all the facts of importance that belong to the history of this disease....

Wife or Slave? By J. A. St. John Blythe. 3

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vols. (Bentley.)--Mrs. Blythe—we conjecture female authorship, partly from a certain famili- arity with matters of the toilette, partly from other reasons which we shall leave...

Some Aspects of the Cross. By the Rev. W. H.

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Hutchings, M.A. (Masters.)—There would be nothing to call for particular notice in this - volume, thoughthe sermons have a certain force of earnestness and con- viction about...

The True Doctrine of the Eucharist. By Thomas S. L.

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Vegan. (Longman.) Notitia Euchoristica. By W. E. Scudamore. (Riving- tons.)—Here are two books, each of them the work of a learned divine ; each displaying, indeed, a vast...

The Lives of the Saints. By the Rev. S. Baring-Gould.

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(Hodges.)— This is the first volume of a series which is intended to give an account of all the more remarkable saints of Christendom. They are ranged under the days of the...

Firm in the Struggle. By Emma Pickering. 3 vols. (Newby.)

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— There must be something particularly fascinating, to judge from the frequency with which the plot occurs, in the notion of a young man of old family, left with an...

Arthur Wilson : a Study. 3 vols. (Tinsley.)—We have been

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some- -what exercised in mind by endeavouring to find out why this work has been called a "Study." Possibly the hero, Arthur Wilson himself, is a atudy after Richardson. There...

Bacchus Dethroned. By Frederick Powell. (Educational Trading Co.)—We always turn

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to the Scriptural argument of a teetotal book to estimate its value. If we eould but find a writer honest enough to say that the conditions of the question are changed, that...

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The Culture of Pleasure. By the Author of the "Mirage

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of Life." (Nisbet.)—The concluding line of Doddridge's epigram, "I live to plea- sure while I live to Thee," might be taken as the text of this book, which seeks to show by a...

Lucretius on Me Nature of Things. Translated into English verse

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by Charles Frederick Johnson. (New York : Lent and Co. London: Sampson Low and Co.)—It is unfortunate for this translator that his work was not completed before the appearance...