11 JUNE 1859

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THE position of public affairs is in the most marked manner changed both in our Parliament and on the field of war. For the time the balance of success has decidedly turned in...

The meeting of the Roman Catholics at St. Martin's Hall

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has a political as well as moral interest. The great object was to secure the full rights of our fellow-countrymen under the recog- nized principles of civil and religious...

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The Allies who were but yesterday on the Sesia, are

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now in Milan, and the Austrians, who were West of the Ticino, are now East of the Adda. This is the real opening stroke of the cam- paign. In the early part of last week the...

The report which we had on Saturday afternoon that Prince

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Paul Esterhazy was coming over to this country on an " extra- ordinary mission," was, as our readers will see by what we have said in a separate paper, based upon good...

Mars nnh Vrorttifillgo in Varlinunut. PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK.

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HOUSE or Loans. Tuesday, June 7. The Queen's Speech—Debate on the Ad- dress. Thursday, June 9. No business of importance. Friday, June 10. Vexatious Indictments Bill read a...

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The Liberal party gathered in unaccustomed strength at Willis's rooms on Monday. There were 274 Liberal Members of the House of Com- mons present ; and although there was not...


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The Allies have now opened the campaign with spirit and success. They have driven the Austrians out of Piedmont, turned their right, and surprised it ; they have crossed the...

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• The Roman Catholic clergy and laity held a large meeting in St. James's Hall, on Wednesday, "to adopt measures for securing to Catho- lic inmates of workhouses and prisons the...

Int Court.

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TEE QUEEN held a Privy Council at Buckingham Palace on Monday, when the speech she was to deliver the next day in Parliament was sub- mitted and approved. On Tuesday, her...

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The National Society for the Promotion of the Education of the Poor held their annual meeting on Wednesday. The proceedings were quiet and unobstructed. The report, which shows...

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A statue to the late Mr. Thomas Attwood was formally

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inaugurated at Birmingham, on Wednesday. The statue, which is nine feet four inches in height, is carved in Sicilian marble. It is the production of Mr. John Thomas, and is very...

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irairr.—Paris has had the news of the first great victory of its ruler. On . Sunday evening the cannon of the Invalides thundered a salute, and the town was illuminated. The...


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A fire almost large enough to be called a conflagration, alarmed the good people of Perth not a little last Sunday . evening. It broke out originally among a quantity of dry...


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Fresh patronage has fallen into the hands of Dublin Castle. The office of Solicitor of the Treasury, vacant by the resignation of Mr. Ilemmins, has been bestowed upon Mr. Mostp,...

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The Court has been ordered to go into mourning for

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the King of the Two Sicilies from the 9th to the 19th. But, in order "to prevent any injury to trade," mourning is not to be worn at the Drawing-room to- day. Sir Charles...

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531,741,800 531,741,010 An Account, pursuant to the 7th and 5th Victoria, rap. 32, for the week ending on Wednesday the 8th day of June 1859. z11.17. ....... Notesistned...

Mr. MILNER GIBSON was the first speaker. He contended that

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the present position of the Liberal party has been forced upon them by the Conservatives, and the course he should take had been forced upon him by the Government. Once he had...


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BATItR.DAY MORNING. Our Paris correspondent supports the statement from him, which we published in our second edition last week, and now supplies us with news of far more...


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STOCK EXCIIA1401, FRIDAY Ai rani; 00N, The Bank Directors yesterday reduced the rate of discount from 31 to 3 per cent ; this measure had been fully anticipated, and therefore...

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An addition of considerable interest will, we understand, be shortly made to the oriental objects of art exhibited in this collection. Lord El- gin is about to lend various...

Rstful arts, lasbious, trait, :cr. THE present season is turning

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out rather a late one for the dealers in textile fabrics, and trade continues to be a shade healthier than is usual, upon the whole, at this time of the year.


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The public, we suspect, has grown a little tired of the everlasting crusaders in every possible form of fierce encounter, and devouring lions fighting with boars, and even those...


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For the brilliant lustre of our glass, that splendid crystal look like the purest of pure Wenham Lake ice, the English makers have long been unrivalled ; but in some cut,...


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(From our own Correspondent.) The summer promises to be very showery, and new toilets have been invented suitable to the sudden and frequent changes of temperature. Casaques...

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Sin—I have always looked upon the Spectator as preeminently a practi- cal paper, and I doubt not the late Sir Robert Peel did the same, as many of his measures were clearly out...


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A lecture was delivered on Wednesday afternoon at No. 5, Haymarket by Mr. Skaife of Vanburgh House, Backheath, upon a new method of employ- ing the art of photography. beveral...

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THE HAPSBITRORS AND THE SIDONIAS. Sin—The Right Honourable Chancellor of the Exchequer remarks, in one of his cleverest politico-theological works, that "The Jews, indepen-...


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On the 31st of May, at Ryde, Isle of Wight, the Wife of Commander J. D. M'Crea, R.N. St. Jean d'Acre, of a son. On the 91st, at the Glen, Peebleashire, N.B., Mrs. Tennant, of a...

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THE able mancenvze by which the Emperor of the French has turned the right of the Austrian line, carried his troops over the Ticino and occupied Milan, has materially changed...


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THE COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION OF PARTIES. THE political juncture into which we are thrown, scarcely the less to our surprise although we have in part foreseen it, is, we believe,...

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impossible that we could withhold the expression of our satisfaction at one passage in Lord Palmerston's speech of Tuesday night. Just before the war broke out, Mr. Disraeli...


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Wrrworz indulging any desire to believe that we ourselves were " in the right," we are by no means prepared to admit the ready and confident denials of the report which we had...


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To persevere in unsustained accusation is really to force upon him whom we accuse a licence to perform the act imputed without losing further in our good opinion. This has been...

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THE STORY OF CAWNFORE.. AT last we have an authentic narrative of the whole of that most piteous episode of the Indian rebellion, the siege of Cawnpore, about which so many...

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DR. sucx.fam, ON SHAKESPEARE. *

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pacown warms.] THE misconception of the character of Lear, under which the best critics have hitherto laboured, signally exemplifies the need that existed for such a book as...


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Du. Mackay has repaid the kind reception everywhere given him by our kinsman across the Atlantic, by writing of them as be- comes a man of frank and generous nature ; not...

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ALPThrE ADVENTURE. * To any one who remembers the dread feeling

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which accompanies a full beating heart, short thick breathing, laxity of leg, and the inexpressible failing of the nerves at the critical moment, when an adventure among the...

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Among the books which have appeared this week two are especially remarkable—those, namely which have for their respective authors " Naval Peer," and Professor Baden Powell. "A...

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At the Ambigu-Comique, Lea Mousguetairea, the well-known drama by MM. A. Dumas and A. Magent has been revived with a powerful cast. The portion of the almost interminable...


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The dispute as to the authorship of " Adam Bede " has assumed a - strange aspect. Last week a letter appeared in the Times , with the well- bsown signature, " S. G. O.," stating...

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On the various stages of the metropolis, there has been nothing like novelty this week; but an announcement has appeared in the public journals, which will doubtless produce...


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EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY. V. A parting glance round the walls reminds us of some works which we have overlooked. Of the cabinet pictures with a story, Mr. Clark's "...

The subject of " uniform musical pitch " has been

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taken up by the Society of Arts. On Friday last week, there was a meeting at the So- ciety's rooms in the Adelphi, called for the purpose of taking this matter into...


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There is not much to say about music this week ; and it is as well, considering the "weightier matters" with which our today's columns are crowded. The two " Royal Italian...

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Messrs. Rogers and Sone, of Soho Square, wood-carvers to the

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Queen, have been intrusted with the wood carving for the redecoration of St. Mi- chael's Church, Cornhill. The general design for the restoration' is the work of Messrs. Scott...

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE., JUNE 7. Bankrupts.-Wruasm auvrox, St. Martin's-le-Grand,

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hosier-SAMUEL VILLE- tneHE, Baldwin's Gardens, Leather Lane, hosier-GEORGE Faamprox, Harrow Road, Paddington, tailor-Joan WuxiEns, Birmingham, jeweller-JoHN Aeons, Cheltenham,...


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Eight or ten years ago, the Society of Arts essayed to group in an an- nual collection the works of some one eminent living English painter, so as to instruct as well as...

Mr. William Dickes continues his cheap and popular series of

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" Studies from the Great Masters." Part 6 contains Johann Dietrich's " Itine- rant Musicians," and Sir Joshua Reynolds's " Infant Academy." The former is a very fair transcript...


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SHARES. during the Week ending Friday Evening.) B&W efl. 911 Australasian 781 British North American 47 City 641 Colonial - Commercial of London - Engl. Scotah.& Australian...