10 NOVEMBER 1855

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The British army in the East is settling down into

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its winter positions and its national vice—drunkenness is habitual and pre- valent. Is not the simple fact a disgrace both to army and nation? Why is it suffered to continue ?...

The American journals are giving their assistance to expose the

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character of the electioneering intrigue which induces some men to employ the opportunities of office in pandering to any prejudice that may exist against England, as a means of...


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THE vacancies in the Cabinet are still unfilled, and the en- deavours to replace Sir William Molesworth and Lord Can- ning have been sufficiently protracted to draw attention...

The factory hands of Manchester have commenced an organized agitation

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to resist a reduction of wages ; a much more formidable sign than the " dear bread" demonstrations of the day, both be- cause more real and likely to be more extensive. There...

We notice with satisfaction the establishment of the Reforma- tory

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Union, by the leading promoters of the system of juvenile re- formation. The Union will have a central o ffi ce in London. It will give unity to the action of those who have...

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Cht &tut

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Tax Qtreans has taken her usual drives, weather permitting ; and Prince Albert his exercise of shooting, once with Lord Palmerston, otherwise alone. Lord Raglan had audience of...


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Yesterday was " Lord Mayor's Day " ; and brought with it •the cus- tomary civic proceedings—shorn, however, of the customary pageantry. The new Lord Mayor's procession was as...

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As Mr. Macaulay, the President of the Edinburgh Philosophical In- stitution, could not attend to open its winter session on the 2d instant, t his place was filled by Sir John...


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Earl Gifford was returned for Totnees on Monday, without opposition; Mr. Mackenzie retiring entirely from the contest. The new Member in- formed his constituents, that when he...


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The-brief stay of the Lord-Lieutenant at Belfast has given great satis- faction to that mercantile community. Lord Carlisle went there osten- sibly to visit Lord Dufferin, and...

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fortign get cranial.

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FRANCE. —Tho visits of European celebrities to the Court of Louis Napoleon continue. Yesterday week, the Emperor received at St. Cloud, Count Vilain XIV, Belgian Minister of...

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giort tlgututu.

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Two Cabinet Councils have been held this week. One was the ordi- nary sitting on Monday ; which lasted three hours. The other was-an extraordinary sitting, yesterday ; which...

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Among the last accounts from South Australia, there was a

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letter written by a lady of calm observation and sound judgment, from which we are permitted to make an extract. Speaking of an article on Prison Discipline in a recent number...

Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Percy Herbert will succeed Sir R. Airey

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as Quartermaster-General of the British Army in the East. Colonel Herbert served with the Forty-third in the last Caffre war, and as As- sistant-Quartermaster-General to the...


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SATURDAY. The festive gathering in the Guildhall last night to inaugurate the reign of Lord Mayor Salomons was attended by several Cabinet-Minis- ters, Diplomatic...

The -Royal Geographical Society will open its winter session= Monday:;_

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when some papers with promising titles are to be road. The -Royal Geographical Society will open its winter session= Monday:;_ when some papers with promising titles are to be...

The lucky star of Sir Charles Napier must be in

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the ascendant singu- lar things befal him. Yesterday the workpeople of "Christy and Co.'s hat-manufactory, Bermondsey,' presented him with an address, and en Admiral's hat !...

Lord Canning's departure for India has been finally fixed. He

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is to leave Marseilles on the 1st December, remain three weeks in Egypt, and then sail for Calcutta. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland embarked at Dublin on Thursday, for...

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The records of the present week give evidence that managers,

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little aided by contemporary wit, have betaken themselves to a rummage of old stores ; and the result of their search shows that, as in the case of .Alad- din, old lamps may...


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Ambleside, 31st October 1865. Six—Through the pages of your journal allow me to call attention to the Medical Officers of the Army at present serving in the Crimea, the Sur-...

An advertisement in the Journal de St. Petersbourg, of November

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1, an- nounces that Colt's revolvers have arrived in that city in " immense quantities,"

reins War.

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THE PEACE AND THE WAR DISPUTANTS. Snt—I regret that you should deem me to evince a violent and bitter - for I value your opinion. The growing misery of the war, the dubious...

Jullien began his promenade concerts on Monday evening, in Covent .

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Garden Theatre ; which he has fitted up for the purpose in the same way as at this time twelvemonth, with the addition of a new dress-circle: . of open boxes, projecting in...


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STOCK EXCHANOZ, FRIDAY APTIINOON. Confidence in the monetary position of the country is increasing : towards the establishment of which, has been the knowledge, that the...

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Manchester, 7th November 1855. SIR—A few remarks made by Mr. Putnam, at a recent meeting of book- sellers and authors in New York, induces me to believe that the time has at...


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Belfast, 6th November 1855. Sin—In my last letter I spoke of the necessity of transferring dime 'functions of Parliament which are really administrative to a department of...

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4 1rle .Bury, 29th October l855. Sin—There is a point relating to the last news from the North Pacific which I think will interest you, and to which it seems important to draw...


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MR, COBDEN'S FACTS AND FALLACIES. MB. COBDEN has so often lent the weight of his single politied success to give substance to fallacious bubbles, that his authority has, in a...


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Sin—As nothing is so rare in England as just opinions or authentic inform- ation respecting the affairs and sentiments of the nations of the Continent, I venture to send you...

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TEE letter of Mr. George Seovell to the electors of Southwark points directly to the spot at which administrative reform is most necessary. Mr. Scovell, who had apparently been...


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Tire special coalition between Lord Palmerston's Cabinet as it stood and Lord Stanley, heir-apparent to Lord Derby, has mis- earried. Strange to say, however, it is the weaker...

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" KNOWLEDGE is power," writes the philosopher, with a flourish ; but ten to one, if you place before him the things about which he knows, and ask him to do with each that which...

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Dv whatever cause incited, the disorders in India call upon the Government to pursue one course which is simple, uniform, and obvious,—it is to overrule the anomalies which...

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BAN ON THE SENSES AND THE INTELLECT.. PSYCHOLOGY has been gradually growing into a reasonable study, from which a man of sense may derive pleasure and instruction. Being an...

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BAILEY'S zrzerrc:* As, after a reasonable expenditure of patience and

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effort, we do not understand The Mystic, we shall not pretend to give any ac- count of it, or to pass any judgment upon it beyond what is in- volved in 'this statement of fact....

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STRANG'S GLASGOW AND ITS CLUBS. * THE eighteenth century was in

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the Three Kingdoms the age of clubs. Men not only lived but carried on the business of life in taverns. The physician could be " seen " by his patients at his coffeehouse ; the...

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NEW I , rovzLe.• Simplicity and Fascination belongs to the old

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school of novels, which professed to paint daily life in order to impress a moral on the reader by the attraction of a tale. Edgeworth, Opie, Hof- land, Austen, and others,...

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Boom. Ix spite of wet, war, and the coming volumes of Macaulay, the publishers are beginning the winter season with more spirit than might have been ex. pected under such...

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THE CRYSTAL PALACE. OH Saturday last the Directors of the Crystal Palace opened to the pub- lic a collection of the Works issued by the Arundel Society, with original drawings,...

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On the 1st November, at the Rectory, Gayton-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire, the

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Wife of the Rev. W. B. Harrison, of a son. . On the 2d, in Moray Place, Edinburgh, Lady Milliken Napier, of a eon and heir. On the 3d, at Bedgebury Park, Kent, Lady Mildred...


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WAR-omen, Nov. 9.—Cavalry--3d Regt. of Drag. Guards—Lieut. J. W. J. Gif- ford, from the 12th Light Drags. to be Lieut. without purchase. 7th Drag. Guards—Capt. C. W. Thompson...


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ADMIRALTY, Oct. 26.—Corps of Royal Marines—To be Second Lieuts.—G. L. Top- man, Gent. Cadet; G. H. Elliot, Gent. Cadet; W. W. G. B. Willis, Gent. Cadet; G. W. Oliver, Gent....


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[From the Official Return.] Ten Weeks of 1845-'34. Week of 1865. Zymotic Diseases 268.3 .... 227 Dropsy, Cancer, and other diseases of uncertain or variable seat • 43.9 .......

COMMERCIAL GAZETTE. Tuesday, Nov. 6. PARTNERSHIPS DissoLvEn.—Jackson and Cook, Mlilwall,

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iron-founders —Coldwell and Sons, Wakefield, worsted - spinners ; as far as regards R. Coldwell — D. and J. Jones, Festiniog, Merionethshire, drapers—J. T. and W. R. Woolston,...

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SHARES. (Last Official Quotation during the Week ending Friday Evening.) RAILWATI—. Bristol and Exeter 86 Caledonian 57/ Edinburgh and Glasgow Eastern Counties se Great...