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   Week's News (Newspaper) - May 15, 1875, London, Middlesex                                The Week's News A London Newspaper for English Readers at Home and Abroad. Vol. v.-No. 228.] Saturday, May 15, 1875. {Price, with 1 j Supplement, J PAGE Chief Intelligence of the Week 609 General Summary.................. 609 What People are Saying......... 611 Political and Social ............... 611 Ireland................................. 613 Scotland.............................. 613 Court and Fashion ............... 614 Town Talk........................... 614 Wreck of the Schiller............ 614 Foreign Intelligence............... 617 Military and Naval ............... 619 Ecclesiastical and Scholastic ... 620 Literary, Artistic, and Scientific 620 List of New Books ............... 621 Accidents........................... 621 PACK Sporting Intelligence ............ 622 Criminal Occurrences ............ 622 Spirit of the Press.................. 623 Leading Articles ................. 624 Latest Intelligence .............. 625 Bankrupts, &c..................... 627 The Civil Service of India ...... 627 Legal ................................. 628 Parliamentary Intelligence ...... 628 Commercial ahd Monetary...... 632 Produce Market..................... 634 Obituary Notices................. 635 Births, Marriages, and Deaths 635 Theatres............................. 637 Advertisements..................... 638 General Summary. Cliief Intelligence of the Week. Considerable uneasiness has been felt concerning France and Germany, which the visit of the Czar to Berlin has heightened. A sudden fall in the value of Foreign Stocks on the Paris and London markets was experienced. Reassuring statements have caused a rally all round. Mr. Bourke stated in the House on May 11 that there was no need for further anxiety. Arrests have taken place at Berlin connected with another conspiracy to assassinate Prince Bismarck and, it is said, the Emperor. A State Concert was given at Buckingham Palace on May 12. The Queen left Windsor for Balmoral on May 14. When the Princess of Wales and her children were travelling to Windsor on May 11, a stone discharged by a boy from a catapult smashed the plate-glass window of the Royal saloon. The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos has been offered, and has accepted, the Governorship of Madras. Oxford has resolved to make provision for the special training of candidates for the Indian Civil Service. The Schiller^ from New York to Plymouth, has been wrecked on the Scilly Isles, and 312 lives lost. Forty-three persons were rescued. The Cadiz has foundered at Brest, with loss of sixty lives. The Bessemer on her trial trip damaged Calais Harbour, wlierebf there hangs a claim of 2,800/. The swinging saloon was not used. Mr. Tillett (L.) has been unseated by the Norwich petition. Dr. Kenealy's son is a candidate for the vacant seat. The intention to petition against the return of Sir George Campbell has been abandoned. Parliament adjourned on May 13 till May 20] for the Whitsuntide recess, r The Bu(3get resolutions were passed without a division. The French Hbuse of Assembly, which adjourned on March 20, inet again on May II. The Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill has reached the Upper House. The Upper House has accepted the Regimental Exchanges Bill by 137 votes to 60. The Western Gallery of the International Exhibition will be opened next week for the exhibition of pictures of ^various nations. Amongst the deaths recorded this week are General Sir J. Atchison, G.C.B.; Admiral Sherard Osborn, C.B. ; Admiral W.^Walpole ; and Sir S. Graham, Bart. ^gistered at the General Po�t Officel as a New^Miiper. J The air has been full of rumours of a fresh rupture between France and Germany, which the improbabilities of the case did not dissipate until 'a heavy depreciation of public securities had taken place. Then, almost immediately, the mediums through which these rumours were circulated were loud in talk about thqpContinental "scare." There was something in all this commotion, however; and of that everyone was convinced when Mr. Bourke, the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs-a statesman of the type of Lord Derby, who well weighs his words-announced in Parliament that satisfactory assurances had been received "rom Berlin, and that there was no further need for anxiety. Getting at the foundation of these rumours means getting at the bottom of Prince Bismarck's diplomatic schemes, and that is as trying an experience as coming down a mountain; when we come to the bottom we find it is not the bottom, and we appear as far off as ever from reaching it. Prince Bismarck has certainly been very busy, making himself ill again, which is always a bad sign.    What all  his diplomatic assaults upon Belgium might mean, no one has   been  bold   enough   to conjectare--^nbt even to gratify Lord Russell's curiosity.    There is* the fact that there has been much cry and, so far as we* can see, little wool.   Little glory, at least, to the German ' Chancellor - the Belgian Chamber  being   particularly' unanimous and well-pleased, upon reviewing the corre--spondence, with the vigorous independence of its Foreign Office.    Meanwhile fresh plots to bring Prince Bismarck's days to an end are talked of, and also an attempt to compass the destruction of the Emperor.   One of these plots appears to be clearly traced out, and an arrest or two made. All this is supposed to be by-play.   The real trouble at Berlin is the astonishing   resurrection in France, and  the   ill-concealed   ambition   of  French   soldiers and politicians to enter upon revenge.   The Germans' caution has not forsaken them.    They want to let Europe know that they understand as well how to take victory as the French  nation to  take  defeat.    The German attitude towards France is saying as plainly as actions can speak, " We are watching all your movements ; we know what your new levies, and your stores, and your new loan mean, and we are ready for war.   Further, if yOu really mein it, we will begin a little before you ^ire quite'  ready.''^ The war party in Germany is very demohstrktive and as no one individually has found himself much the wealthier for the late war, there is a growing conviction that enough was not taken when Germany had the power, and that a second lesson - a lesson to France which the nation could not miss by throwing all blanie fof failure on the Emperor - might not Ije ill-timed how. Better than war in the eyes of Prince Bismarck is the parade of power and of the union of the three Emperors. Every assurance that the Czar's visit to Berlin this week was purely one of personal friendliness between the 'two   

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