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At the Maldon meeting of Conservatives both Lord Eustac.e Cecil

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and Mr. Peacocke espoused, with excessive warmth, the same view as Lord Elcho with regard to the Jamaica bloodshed. Mr. Peacocke's speech was in one respect singular. When we...

The Queen gave some intimation, when she promised to open

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Parliament, that there would be some little difference in the cere- monial,—and it appears that this difference is to consist in her not wearing the State robes, not riding in...


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The Gazelle of Tuesday contained an official announcement of the betrothal of the Princess Helena Augusta Victoria to "His Serene Highness Prince Frederic Christian Charles...

Mr. Charles Buxton wrote an admirable letter to the Times

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of Thursday, giving the bare facts of the outbreak and its suppres- sion, and specially calling attention to the fact that Mr. Eyre had officially declared all cause for serious...

The Government have announced a strict "independent" inquiry, —which means,

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we suppose, one independent of the ordinary machinery of the Colonial Office,—into the outbreak in Jamaica. We trust that this does not mean that Governor Eyre is to be judged...

Lord Elcho presided at a dinner of an agricultural society

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in Haddington last Monday, and seized the opportunity to explain how much his "blood boils" at the criticisms on the conduct of the Jamaica volunteers in slaughtering negroes...

The usual Conservative demonstration came off at Maldon on the

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5th inst., and Mr. Peacocke, Mr. Du Cane, Mr. R. Earle, and others made speeches. The chief party topic was of .course, the Reform Bill, from which Mr. Peacocke hoped the "great...

The King of the Belgians is once more reported ill,

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and this time there is, we fear, no hope of his recovery. He was seized a few days ago with dysentery, and up to Thursday night remained so weak that urgent decrees were left...

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Signatures of ratepayers are being appended in Oxford to a

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requisition to the Mayor, calling upon him to convene a public meeting to consider the recent events in Jamaica. The day for this meeting is to be the 19th inst., that being...

Some twenty Irish members, generally of the extreme party, have

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held a conference at Dublin, and have agreed to resolUtions affirming that the Established Church of Ireland ought to be abolished; that the Catholic University ought to be...

The Swedish Government appears likely to carry its Reform Bill,

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the object of which is to exchange its cumbrous Parliament of four Houses for one on the English model. The Houses of peasants and burgesses eagerly grasped at the innovation,...

Admiral Pareja has informed the British Minister in Chili that

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if he is ordered to bombard Valparaiso, he shall bombard it whether it contains much foreign property or not. The news from Madrid also is warlike, the Ministry having ordered...

The news from Bootan (7th ult.) is not pleasant. It

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seems that the treaty of peace since announced was expected, but that it was also expected to be meaningless. It was only to be signed by the Rajah and his council, the Toungso...

Meanwhile in Oxford itself a sub-committee, under the en- lightened

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chairmanship of the Dean of Christ Church, is con- sidering the feasibility of such plans for University extension as those which Dr. Temple advocates and Mr. Meyrick abhors....

The subject of University extension has .been discussed this week

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in the columns of the Times by Dr. Temple, Mr. F D. Maurice, and Mr. F. Meyrick. The latter gentleman, who claims to appear as a protagonist in such a disputation rest, so far...

Messrs. Luby and O'Leary, the two leading Fenians in custody,

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have been condemned to twenty year.' penal servitui,. Mr. Luby made a speech, which we have discussed elsewhere, and which makes us regret that ha cannot be simply banished, but...

We are authorized to deny that the railway companies have

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petitioned Parliament for a Bill assigning the Metropolitan Dis- trict to them as a railway station. They hope to present and carry such a petition in a year or two, but at...

The idea of pneumatic railways is to be tried on

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a considerable scale. A railway on that principle is to be constructed im- mediately under the Mersey, to connect Liverpool and Birkenhead. Such a communication is urgently...

S. Mari has been elected President of the Italian Chamber

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by 141 votes to 132 given to Mordini, the Red. S. Mari is Ricasoli'a friend and nominee, and his election is therefore a good omen, but the numbers run terribly close.

Miss Longworth's action for libel against the Saturday Review has

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ended in a verdict for the defendant ; the lady's counsel immediately moved for a new trial, so that the case is hardly concluded, but some discussion is going on as to the...

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Miss Eyre very properly stands up for her brother in

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a letter to the Star, reprinted by the Times, and therein described as written to a journal "which has from the first prejudged the whole matter." This is somewhat cool in the...

The Colonial Company, capital 2,000,000/., has been formed, for the

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purchase of some valuable sugar estates in the West Indies. The sum required by the owners is 675,0001., and 10 per cent. is guaranteed on the whole of the paid-up capital for...

Weighty meetings have been held in Leeds, Bradford, and Newcastle,

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or rather North Shields, to demand inquiry into the Jamaica proceedings. In Leeds Mr. Darnton Lupton made a very able speech in support of the resolution, which was carried...

The returns of the cattle plague are this week more

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satis- factory. There is still an increase, but the ratio is slower. The rise between 18th and 25th ult. was 38 per cent., but between 25th ult. and 2nd inst. barely 6 per cent....

The Working Men's College in Great Ormond Street having more

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than doubled in numbers since its commencement, is greatly in want of a larger building and greater conveniences of every kind for the good work which goes on there. This is the...

A gentleman signing himself "En lEde Christi" is much scandalized

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at Mr. Manrice's criticism on Oxford University dis- cipline and his implied defence of the German Universities, and says that "the discipline of luistchurch will bear...

Count Eulenburg has been tried at last by court-martial for

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the affray with M. Ott at Bonn, and condemned to nine months' detention in a fortress for his share in the scuffle which led to M.. Ott's death. It appears therefore that the...

The Consol market during the whole of the week has

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been in a most inactive state, and prices have declined to the extent of one-quarter per cent. The closing quotations on Friday week were 871 4 for delivery, and 871 88 for time...

The prospectus has been issued of an important limited liability

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company. It is proposed to extend the business of the well known Bank of Messrs. Laffitte and Co., of Paris, on the joint-stock principle. The capital will be 3,000,000/., in...

The leading British Railways left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, Dec. 1. Friday, Dec. 6. Caledonian .. Great Eastern Great Northern Great Western.. Do. West Midland, Onford Lancashire and Yorkshire...

Captain Bedford Pim, having been on the West India station,

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writes to the Times to justify Mr. Eyre. His main argument is that the negroes are lazy, and his proof of it evidence that at Kingston women coal the steamers, and everywhere in...

The following were the closing prices of the leading foreign

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securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, Dze. 1. Friday, Dee. 8. Greek .. 171 .. 16 Do. Coupons — 61 Mexican Spanish Passive •• 28 .. 27 Do. Certificates • .....

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IMMODERATE MODERATION. 11ff cry for moderation—for suspense of judgment- - daring the long period which must frequently elapse be- tween our first knowledge of unpleasant and...

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lilt. LIMY, Editor of the People's Friend and the first Fenian yet convicted, has been condemned to penal servitude for twenty years. Before the sentence was pro- nounced he...

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I T i not wonderful that the telegrams from Laeken should be scanned all over Europe with eager eyes. The wise monarch who lies sick there, sick we fear unto death, occupied an...

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IIHE recent decision of the Lords Justices of Appeal in Chan- cery that an alien friend residing within British dominions (in this instance in Canada) at the time of the...

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I r the management of the Post Office were entrusted for a month to the Directors of the Great Eastern Railway Company there would in a week be a hailstorm of complaints, in a...

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T is strange, or, as Mr. Tupper would teach us to say, "passing 1 strange," that the news that Mr. Tupper is likely to transmit the torch of his genius, divided into three...

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A BOUT two hundred pounds have been collected in one place or another for John Cross, the Dorsetshire labourer with many children and eight shillings a week, who stole a hurdle...

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THE FITZ-GERALDS OF KILDARE (CONTINUED). rpHomAs, second Earl of Kildare,

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married into the once hostile 1 family of the De Burghs, viz., Lady Jean De Burgh, third daughter of the "Red Earl of Ulster." It is a curious fact, when taken in connection...

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New York, November 24, 1865. ONLY a few weeks ago

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a very intelligent and observant English- woman, who had been here about three months, said to me— breaking one of those thoughtful pauses in conversation which come at the end...

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are scattered over such a vast expanse of country. The

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MEssns. CassErs., PETTER, and GALPIN deserve credit, much populations of England and Wales and of our Free States are more credit than theywill we fear obtain, for this...


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Stn,—In the article which appeared in your impression of Satur- day last, alluding to the " Graphotype " process, there are two inaccuracies which I shall feel obliged by your...

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THE preparations for Christmas nurseries are at least as magni- ficent as for any other sections of society. New editions of the ancient literature of the nursery magnificently...

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THE conception of condensing the Great French Revolution into a novel concerning an individual woman's lot must seem at first sight almost as bold as that of condensing the...

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MOZART'S LETTERS.* WE should be disappointed were we to look

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for the same kind of interest in Mozart's as in Mendelsaohn's letters. The circum- stances of the two lives were different. Different worlds sur- rounded the two men....

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German tongue, , that the whole world may know." This clause • Narratire of an .xpecution to the Z,ambesi and its Tributaries and of the Disco- e, • ry of the Lakes Shanra and...

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We have received a letter from Messrs. Trubner and Co. denying absolutely that Messrs. Sampson Low, Son, and Co. are the agents for Mr. Grant White's Lift of Shakespeare. Very...

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Manual of Materia Medica. By F. J. Farre, M.D. Cantab.

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(Long- mans.) —In the present volume Dr. Faire has reduced Dr. Pereira's great work to about one-third of its original size. He seems to us to have done this without in any way...

A Light Thrown upon Thtwyclides. By Franke Parker, M.A. (Williams

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and Norgate.)—Mr. Parker wishes to put back the commencement of the Metonic cycle from B.C. -432 to B.C. 452. What set him about the inquiry was the difficulty he found in...

The Mathematical Writings of D. P. Grego% MA., late Fellow

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of Trinity College, Cambridge. Edited by W. Walton, M.A., with a Biogra- phical Memoir. By R. L. Ellis, M k. (Bell and Daldy.)—Mathemati- cal students will be grateful to...

The Cat& Plague; or, Contagious Typhus in Horned Cattk. By

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H. Bourguignon. (Churchill.)—Whilst inclining to the opinion that this disease has been imported into the country from the steppes of Russia, M. Bourguignon also believes that...

Balderscourt ; or, Holiday Tales. By Rev. H. C. Adams.

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(Routledge.) —This is a good boys' book, with creditable illustrations. The tales, ten in number, are well told and agreeably varied, and the comments of the juvenile circle...

Common Words with Curious Derivations. By Archdeacon Smith, M.A. (Bell

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and Daldy.)—It is difficult to understand why the compiler of this little work should have undertaken the task. He does not take sufficient interest in the subject to copy...