12 JANUARY 1861

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The intelligence from New Zealand promises well, but we must

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wait for details before we can estimate the success at its true value. As the battle of Mahoetahi took place on the 6th of November, we may infer that the blow was struck for...

The great European troubles, springing from the growth of Italian

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independence and Austrian reconstruction, present several interesting features. Count Cavour and Victor Emmanuel find it hard work to weld together the dominions of the late...


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EVERY mail from the United States now surpasses in interest its predecessor. The efforts of the friends of the Union at Wash- ington have hitherto failed ; the prudent advice...

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Lord Palmerston has been "theiterb of:a social entertainment given by

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his Southampton neighbours to celebrate the foundation of the Hartley Institution, to be built and endowed out of the remains of a handsome fortune of "100,0001., two-fifths of...

The Bank of England has raised tie rate of discount

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to 7 per cent. It mounted up to 6 and 61 just in time to check a drain to France ; it has risen to 7 to stop the efflux of gold to the United States. Rarely, if ever, has so...

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I 'A society has been formed in London for organizing a plan for reading the Scriptures aloud in the open air throughout the metropolis and suburbs. The rectory of St....

, 44t Court. THE QUEEN is still at Osborne. In spite

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of the severe weather her Ma- jesty has walked out as usual. The Prince Consort, the Prince of Wales, and Prince Alfred have been skating. Tho Prince Consort has paid a visit to...

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Southampton had a gala day on Tuesday. The Hartley Institution, ,pow in course of creed= in the High Street, 'furnished the occasion. Mr. Hartley was a native of Southampton...

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Imign an Crilnuial.

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t.—The Moniteur of Sunday published a decree modifying the duties on the importation of raw and dry hides and skins, of all kinds of horse-hair, seeds, oleaginous fruits,...


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A public meeting was held on Monday, at the Music Hall of Edin- burgh, as a counter demonstration against The late meeting, which narrowly decided in favour of the city Members....


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Dr. William Stokes is appointed her Majesty's physician in Ireland, in the room of the late Sir Henry Marsh. Mr. A. Brewster, Q.C., while shooting, a few days ago, with Mr....

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Mr. Sidney Herbert is to be called to the House of Lords, as Lord Herbert of Lea. He is the son of the eleventh Earl of Pembroke, and was born 16th September, 1810. He was...

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A memorial, addressed to Lord Palmerston, signed already by several

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Radical Members, is in circulation for the purpose of obtaining further signatures. It points out that the happy state of our foreign relations would justify a considerable...


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SATURDAY AFTERNOON. We have been favoured with important official despatches from New Zealand, for which we are indebted to Messrs. Gilfillan of Auckland. They consist of a...


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STOCK EXCHANOK, FRIDAY AFTZRN0024. Early on Monday morning the Bank of England Directors again advanced the minimum rate of discount another 1 per cent, in consequence of the...


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THOM THE LONDON GAZETTE, JANUARY 8. Bankruptcy Anuulted.—Thomas Godfrey, Forston Street, Shepherdess Fields, egg-merchant. Bankrupts.—Leonard Sewell, City, merchant—Thomas...

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ITALY, :whose prospects were so radiant two months ago, now looks forward into a future clouded with uncertainty. We may trust with Lord Palmerston, that the union of the whole...


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THE ALL SOULS CASE. WREN the Statutes instituting the Oxford University Commission first became the law of the land, many foresaw, or thought they foresaw, a long vista of...

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Tax first step has been taken—South Carolina, by an ordinance passed unanimously, on the 20th of December, has repealed the ordinance adopted by the State roalltntion of 1788,...

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WE have come to regard the loss of human life almost as a matter of course in railway travelling ; we make it a question of arith- metical proportion, that out of so many...


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WIIENEVER a commercial crisis, a severe frost, or a hard season invades, and one or the other frequently intrude, we find our- selves without any effective means of relieving...

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CARTHAGE AND HER REMAINS. * To the accident that "Dido" was a theme allotted to a school- boy, an accident not much more uncommon than that whioh led Newton to reveal the law...

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the example of Hume, who has clustered the facts of English history " around a central personage, and pourtrayed the principles of the age in connexion with the cha- racter of...

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IIACKNIGHT'S LIFE OF BURKE. * THE first two volumes of this

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work have been so long before the public, and their general character is so well known, that it is unnecessary to discuss it again upon the appearance of a third • Etiatory of...

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TRAVELS IN DENMAIIII. * DENMARK is not one of those countries

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which are strong in allure- ments for the generality of tourists, and many of the tribe will wonder why Mr. Marryat, with all the world before him where to choose his place of...


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the Platonic philosophy, published at Jena in 1835, has been translated from the German by Mr. Asbury, and, although we have not been able to compare his version with the...

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IT is difficult to set down a few brief remarks on various volumes of poems without finding out the strong tendency of the human mind to dilate and inflate itself with the great...

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The Two Cosmos is a Scotch novel, that is to say, it is about Scotch people ; and it is evidently written by a Scotchman. It is remarkably well-written, and is clever without...

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Tales from Greek Mythology. By the Reverend G. W. Cox, M.A. —It is not given to many men to write for children in a style that shall be perfectly delightful to the most...

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BRITISH FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) &Surd. Monday. Tuesday. Wane, l'rutay. 3 per Cent Consols shut 911 911 911 911 911 Ditto for Account 921 911 911 94 - I per Cents...


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The run of the pantomimes prevents the production of novelty at the musical as well as the other theatres. At Covent Garden, however, the entertainments have been agreeably...


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On the 4th of October, at Ningpo, Mrs. Sinclair, the Wife of H. B. M.'s Consul, of a daughter. On the 27th of December, at Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, the Lady William...