13 JULY 1861

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The Americans still discuss and repudiate schemes of compromise, but

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the most interesting news of the week is contained in the letters of the London correspondent of the Times. He is safely out of Southern hands, and he describes a state of...

M. Mires has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment. Nothing-

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has come out at his trial affecting any of the personages connected_ with the Imperial Court.

The position of Switzerland appears to excite some un- easiness

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on the Continent. When Savoy and Nice were an- nexed, it was understood that the Emperor would guarantee the neutrality of Chablais and Faucigny, which hem in, as it were, the...

The first effects of the emancipation of the serfs in

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Russia are far from satisfactory. The peasants very naturally want their liberty at once, and are persuaded that it has been granted by the Czar, and kept them from by the...

Parliament has done little during the week but talk. It

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has dis- cussed the Indian Council Bill, but without making improvements; _ education, but without coming to any resolution; church rates, but only to reject all bills...


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T HE general anticipation of astruggle between Hungary and its King is a little premature. The Emperor, it would seem, was not altogether indisposed to receive the address of...

In a letter dated 1st July, signed by himself and

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directed to the Minister of Marine, the Emperor of the French announces that negro emigration from Eastern Africa must finally cease. A treaty has been concluded with Great...

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aumairq. — The Emperor of Austria, it is stated, was not himself

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unwilling to receive the address of the Hungarian Diet. The am- bassadors in Vienna, however, and more especially Lord Blomfield; represented that if he received the address he...

( ftautt. — The Emperor has addressed the following letter to his Minister

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of Marine : " Fontainebleau, July 1. "Monsieur le Ministre,—Since the emancipation of the slaves our colonies have endeavoured to procure labourers on the coast of Africa by...

The week has been full of stories of murder. The

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Kingswood murder of an old housekeeper is still under investigation; the mur- derer, supposed to be a German, not being yet arrested. A poor woman who attempted to poison her...

%dlr.—The Italian Parliament has been busy with work, and has

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passed one most important bill. It is an Act enabling Government to seize any convent or monastery it may require, either for barracks, hospitals, or schools, and distribute the...

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Iligask,—A. severe financial crisis is reported from St. Petersburg, but

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the details are too vague to be intelligible. It would appear, however, that the factories are closing party in consequence of the emancipation of the serfs, which also is...

Spiu.—An insurrection of some kind has occurred and been sup-

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pressed in Loja. The insurgents, some three hundred in number, seized the town, uttering some Republican and, it is said, Protestant cries. A body of troops marched against the...

Ihrfugal. — Le Monde publishes a bitter article on the position of

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this countq "Everybody is aware that Lisbon, the capital of that little British entrepOt called Portugal, is now the part of Europe most infected with St. Simonianism,...

intrirs. — The latest news from America is to the 29th ult.,

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and the principal topic of discussion was the possibility of compromise. The assertion that proposals of peace had been received w as officially de- nied by the Secretary of...

to pay his debts, which, it is believed, they will

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-very imarly cover, and the third was to depose the Seraskier, or commander-in-chief of the army. This noble, a relative by marriage of the late Sultan, was the very foundation...

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A Pommel, association in the West Riding, called the Armley Reform Association, has accused Sir J. Ramsden of breaking his pledges, by not supporting Parliamentary Reform and...

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Till Queen, Prince Consort, the Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia, and the Royal family arrived at Osborne at seven o'clock on Thursday evening, July 4, attended by the...

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Erhatto nitVrarr6ing5 in printout.

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Timm or Loans, Monday, July 9.—Education. Tuesday, July 9.—Poor Assessments (Scotland) Bill; second reading—East India. Council BBL Thursday, July 1L—Mercantile Marine ; Lord...

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Subscriptions to the " OVERLAND FRIEND OF INDIA," will be received by Mr. A. E. Galloway, at 1, Wellington-street, Strand. Terms : Per Annum, payable in advance £2. Postage free.

Erratum.—The editor of the " Englishwoman's Domestic Ma g azine" requests us

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to correct an error which appeared in the short notices in our last number. It was there said that the illustration to the story called the " Family Secret" did duty for "Teresa...


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BOTH Houses of Parliament sat last night. In the House of Lords, the Irremovable Poor Bill was resumed in committee, but no progress had been Lord STRATFORD DE REDCLIFFE moved...

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Major Murray and Mr. Roberts, of Northumberland-street, have pecuniary transactions

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together. Mr. Roberts watched Major Murray this day, about eleven o ' clock, into his office, and, during an angry altercation, took up a pistol and fired it, inflicting two...


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LORD HERBERT OF LEA. T HE rumours of the retirement of Lord Herbert from the War Office grow stronger every day, and it seems certain that if he has not already retired, he...

FROM THE LONDON MARMITE, JULY 9. Bankruptcy Annelka.—James Collier, Menston,

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Yorkshire, topmaker. Bankrupts—Henry French °vender', Maidstone, Kent, draper (and not dealer and Chapman only as before advertised)—Louis Solomon, London-wall, City, cap manu-...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Tin payment of the half-yearly dividend on Consols has caused an increased supply of money in the Discount Market, and the rate for the best...

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S OME wonder has been expressed that the southern pro- vinces of Italy show so little sign of the renovating in- fluence of a constitutional government. Knowing what we do of...

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L ORD Palmerston and the genius of light, air , common sense, and whatever else is characteristic of Palladian architecture, has triumphed over the audacity of Mr. Layard, the...

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THERE is one assumption which influences all argument 1 and distorts all opinion upon the results of this Ame- rican struggle, and that is the impossibility of enfranchising the...

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M R. Villiers's Poor Law Bill will do much, we trust, to simplify the labyrinth of the poor laws and to pull down the Babel of the parochial rate system. The main provisions of...

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assembled at the London Tavern qn Tuesday, to discuss the proposal for adding them to the Naval Reserve, seem slightly to have misunderstood the offer of the Admiralty. The...

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THE SOCIAL SCIENCE CONGRESS. T HE Association for promoting the development

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of Social Science have now completed their arrangements for the approaching meeting at Dublin, which is to be held in the third week in August, opening on the 14th, under the...


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strike in the building trade will soon reach a crisis, and nothing can be of much greater moment than that this crisis should not embitter fatally the jealousies between masters...

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4 CL OW " literature has received a great impulse in the repeal of the paper duty. The various penny miscellanies, which boast so vast a circulation, are already beginning to...

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The Birmingham Festival, always the g reatest of the provincial music

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meetings, is to be held on the 27th , 28th, 29th, and 30th of August, and, as usual, there will be a morning and an evening per- formance each day; but, what is unusual, two of...

Her Majesty's. Commissioners for the Great Exhibition of 1862 have,

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it appears, invited Rossini, Meyerbeer, and Auber to compose works to be performed on the occasion of the opening of the Exhi- bition, in conjunction with a work by an English...


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Tim appearance of Adelina Patti as Zerlina, in Don Giovanni, last Saturday, did what we said it would do—gave full scope to her dra- matic talent and tested her qualities as a...

The centenary anniversary of the Noblemen's Catch Club has been

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celebrated this year by a competition for two prizes—the first, a silver goblet, the second five guineas—for glees. The first prize has been awarded to Mr. William Cummings,'...

Giuseppe Stanzieri, a young composer, whose extraordinary genius and attainments

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gave promise of a brilliant career, died a few days ago at Paris. " He was born," says the Gazette Musicale, " at Naples, where his father was a manufacturer of pianos. Lablache...

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The Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, which

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has been in existence some two years, is composed of a body of gentlemen who are under the impression that they foster the art of this country by arrogating to themselves the...

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MB,. W. B. SCOTT'S PICTURES. EIGHT very interesting pictures, painted by Mr. W. B. Scott, are now exhibiting at the French Gallery in Pall-mall. They are illus- trative of the...

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SLAVERY AND SECESSION TN AMERICA.* Mn. Ermsox's work is a specimen of book-making of a very excellent class. It contains no writing, for the object of the author would only...

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Fox a writer without genii's to produce a novel above the average, threequalifications would appear to be indispensable; a good style, a good plot, and so much of the artistic...


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Tux reality of the advantages, both moral and physical, to be de- rived from devoting to a visit to the Swiss mountains the short period which, to the great majority of...

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An atlas is,for ordinary men, as much a necessity to-day as a dictionary was a century ago. Middle-class men and women have learned to spell, but they have not learned geography...


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THE falling off in our Quarterlies, which to those familiar with their earlier numbers is so painfully apparent, is, we imagine, only partly real. It is natural that, as the...

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On the 4th inst., at Trabolgan, county Cork, the Lady Fermoy, of a daughter. On the Sth inst., at 120, George-street, Edinburgh, Lady Louisa Brooke, of a son. MARRIAGES. On...


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Tracts for Priests and People. No. V. " On Terms of Communion :" I. The Boundaries of the Church. By the Rev. C. K. P. II. The Message of the Church. By I. H. Langley, M.A....

Lectures on the Science of Language, delivered at the Royal

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Institution of Greet Britain in April, May, and June, 1861. By Max Miller, M.A.,Ac. (Longman and Co.) The Law of Nations considered as Independent Political Communities. By...