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JVABIHS AND HYDROPHOBIA.

A DISAPPOINTED BRIDEGROOM.

.DISASTERS AT SEA.I

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." THE PEACE TO CQMi-."

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THE PEACE TO CQMi- Under this title, Mr. Gladstone contributes an article to the February number of the Nineteenth Century. The right hOD. gentleman says It ap- pears to me that the time has come when men of bonest intention and fair intelligence may and should form an estimate of what lies around them and in front of them, without entangling themselves any longer in the controversies of the past. Notes, Memorandums, Conferences, Protocols, let them all lie in what I think the present Psime Minister once wittily called the political dusthole.' The Oriental question has received the solemn baptism of blood. The war has been warred; the seales of the supreme Arbiter have been shown on high; and, as far as a judgment can now be formed, the scale of Turkey, after a valorous resistance, has kicked the beam." A variety of considerations which Mr. Gladstone mentions point, in his opinion, to the three following propositions, which he thinks will serve for guides in considering the parts of the subject as they come up in detail: First, there is a legitimate ground for jealousy of Russia. Secondly, the safest and most effective eheek upon Russia is to be found in the concert of Europe. Thirdly, the setting up of separate interest and the ad- vancement of separate claims, even without pass- ing beyond the sphere of diplomatic action, tend to break up that concert, and are, therefore, to be eschewed unless in grave and evident necessity." The right hon. gentleman says: We have now reached a stage at which we have to deal, not with the high honour of the monarch, or the valour of the soldiery, nobly rivalled by its patienoe and devotion, or the generous emotions of a great and single-minded people; but with the excited spirit of a military caste, and with a diplomatic service esentially astute, and much maligned indeed if it be remarkable for scrupulosity." Referring to the changes that are needful, Mr. Gladstone says: Let the daily power of the Turk in Bulgaria be destroyed, as the power of the slaveholder has now been destroyed in every Christian county except one. Let him have his civil rights and nothing more than his civil rights, and, if there be need, let a foreign police, for such it would be though in military uniform, keep the peace until the new and equal laws, founded upon a broad basis of popular power, shall have acquired solidity enough to admit of their being enforced by ordinary and do- mestic means. It will not be in the option, and I almost doubt whether it will be in the will, of a few hundred thousands of Pomafes and Turks to oppress, or even permanently disturb, the soeial existence of 5,000,000 Bulgarian Chris- tians."$After discussing the question of autonomy, tribute, and other points relating to Bulgaria, Mr. Gladstone makes a brief reference to the other pro- vinces, and touches finally on the question of opening' the Bosphorus to ships of war. He assumes that any change made in that direction would be in favour of the ships of war of all countries, and that there would be such regulations respecting passage as the safety of Turkey, or of Constantinople, however governed, may require. He points out, however, that there remains the question, stripped of real or fictitious accessories, whether the sea, passage from the Mediterranean to the Euxine is to remain dosed by the law of Europe against ships of war or not. Hedpee not enter into the argument, but presses one point, that it is a European, not an English, question; that Europe, not England, must decide it; and that "to set up a separate title for England to decide it against Europe is to lead England into the position of a public offender; of what Earl Russell in 1854 truly declared the Emperor Nicholas to be, a wanton disturber of the. peace."

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LIFE IN LONDON: j 8IAD IX…

SEASIDE SWINDLERS.

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THURSDAY ISLAND.

JUDGES' CIRCUITS.'

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GOURDS. MARCH TQ philippof^HS;:

BREACH OF PROMISE CASE.

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A JAPANESE EXHIBITIONS

THE'REMAINS OF QUEEN KATHARINE…

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