16 APRIL 1859

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The contest arising from the mutiny in India is officially

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con- sidered to be settled, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been charged to provide the form of a national thanksgiving, and the requisite " thanks " have this week been...


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THE prorogation is expected to take place on Tuesday next, the dissolution on Thursday; the writs will be proclaimed on Sat- urday, the borough elections will take place on...

The question of Congress, or conflict, appeared at the close

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of last week to have been solved in the most alarming and painful manner ; this week we seemed to have something like a re- prieve; but, again, towards the close of the week, we...

Temperance and philanthropy have assumed a classical and artistic form,

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and this week the "public drinking fountains" interest has made a demonstration at Willis's Rooms which al- most insures success. Several very influential and public men, with...

- In Parliament, the event of the week has been

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the voting of thanks to the Indian Officials and Army ; and several " mea- _sures " have been disposed of with few words ; but one or two discussions are interesting. The...

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&Mu nub purtritingo in Varlianant.

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK, House OF Loans. Monday, April 11. Court of Chancery Buildings ; Lord Redes- dale's Question—Irish Mails ; Conversation on—Recreation Grounds...

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It is now confidently stated that Parliament will be prorogued

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on Tuesday, and dissolved on Thursday. The borough elections will, of course, take place immediately. The election ntovement stirs the whole country. Although in many cases...

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fat tout.

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THE Quintsi held a Court and Privy Council at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. At the Privy Council the Archbishop of Canterbury was directed to prepare a form of prayer and...


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The military position of the disputants remains pretty much the same as it was last week ; that is, the warlike preparations continue vigorously on all sides ; Austria...

Cht 30ttropolii.

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There was a little " scene" in the Court of Aldermen on Tuesday. Its business was to elect a Governor for Holloway Gaol, and it resolved to do so forthwith. The names of the...

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The Lancashire Reformers' Union held a meeting at Manchester, on Tuesday, Mr. George Wilson in the chair. Other lights of the Party were present, including Mr. George Thompson,...

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furtign mat Colonial.

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o fram.—The Emperor and Empress have gone to live quietly at Villeneuve rEtang near St. Cloud. Thence the Emperor has gone daily to Paris to transact business. The Moniteur...


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The annual Convention of Royal Burghs sat in Edinbugh on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh presiding. Among other business Mr. Duncan M‘Laren submitted the...


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On Monday afternoon, the Lord-Lieutenant, the Countess of Eglinton, and mite, left Dublin Castle in a carriage and four, preceded by out- riders, for Kingstown, where they...

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON. Our intelligence from the Continent grows hourly more threatening. It is impossible to pronounce upon any final aspect of events, since the changes have...


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At a Privy Council held in Buckingham Palace on the 12th April, the Archbishop of Canterbury was directed to prepare a form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the...

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Menaced by an opposition that promises to be stronger than

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at first seemed likely, the Liberals in the City have bestirred themselves. Yes- terday the four City Members attended a meeting at the London Tavern, over which Mr. G. H....

The number of shares applied for in the new Bank,

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Le Credit Indus- trie', we learn, amounted to 163,899; there were 75,700 to be divided among the public ; for every 100 asked for, forty-six will be granted; the applications...

The result of the second meeting of the Paris Conferences

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on Tuesday is, that five powers, England, France, Russia, Prussia, and Sardinia, recognise the double election of Prince Cones. Austria and Turkey hold aloof. England, as well...

An interesting purchase has just been completed at Liverpool. Mr.

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Troupe, of Hatton Garden, has bought the business of Mr. Horsburg, they say for 15,000/. Mr. Horsburg is the third person who retires from the same business with a fortune made...

Last evening Sir Charles Lyell delivered a lecture at the

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Royal Insti- tution, "On the Consolidation of Lava on Steep Slopes, and on the Origin of the Conical Form of Volcanos." Recent observations made on Mount Etna by the lecturer,...

Rstful 3rt5, lashious, traltr. 14r.

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BUSINESS, with the various wholesale houses in the general and Man- chester trades in the City, has been very variable and fluctuating for the last week or two ; busy days...

In the House of Peers the third reading of the

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Red Sea and India Telegraph Company (No. 2) Bill was opposed by Lord STANLEY OP AL- DERLEY. It is introduced as a private though it is in its nature a public bill, their...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The operations in the market for English Securities have this week been of a more important character than have been witnessed for some time...

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Irttrrs in tj etitnr.

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f:TIRST-ItATE MEN IN SECOND-RATE PEACES. Belfast, llth April 1859. Srit-a-As we shall probably have soon to form a new Government, -it is. worth while to take note of our...


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(From our own Correspondent.) If the newest designs are not yet thoroughly adopted in our prome- .nades, at any rate they are to be seen in all their splendour in the win- dows...


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Ryde, Isle of Wight, 10/7; April 1859. flirt—I trust you will approve of the suggestion I am about to make, which is the establishment of a college for the education of...

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THE MINISTERIAL ASPECT OF THE REFORM QUESTION. THE Reform Bill passed id the first session of the new Parliament must be the Bill of the House of Cemmons ; and last week we...


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Jr is extremely desirable that the question of the Ballot-should be settled as promptly as possible ; that is to say, that it should be put at rest by adopting a measure...

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UNrirrEmanum as the later stages of the progress towards the alarming embarrassment in Indian finance may be, the inevitable conclusion is plain enough. The leading facts...


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THE natural justification of an examination as a test to be applied to a candidate for the Civil Service is that you cannot otherwise as- certain his fitness for the work. To...

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THE necessity of rapidly constructing extensive railways in India has been demonstrated by a costly mutiny, and the cost of the mutiny has rendered it more incumbent than ever...

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'WILLIAM CHADWICrS LIFE AND TIMES' OF DE FOE.* THE world-wide popularity of "Robinson Crnsoe," and the extra- ordinary reality of the "Journal of the Pl agu e Year," have given...

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Parma shaken his health by a long service in China and sojourn at Hongkong, Mr. Ellis obtained a six weeks' sick leave, and de- termined to spend it in an excursion to Manilla...


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THERE is not much essential novelty in The Lag of the Cavaliers., meaning Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee ; while the whole compo- sition and handling of the story is the nearest...

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The earlier part of the week was stagnant in publications, but there has been more briskness towards its close. The new books, moreover, possess a living character, and much...

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Trade news is not very copious at present but we observe a large sale an- nounced for the present month by Messrs. Southgate and Barrett. A few shares are included in the...

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3f. Meyerbeer's new work, Le pardon de Ploernwl, recently produced at the Opera Comique, is the talk of Paris. The book, which is by MM. Michael Carre and Jules Barbier, is...

/int arts.

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The pictures for the finthcoming Exhibition of the Royal Academy were sent in on Tuesday, and amongst them were two by Mr. Millais,. the names of which are not yet determined....

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The power of female fascinations in subduing the most stubborn mas- culine natures has been recorded, snag, or acted from the earliest ages. The ancient Hebrew pointed to the...

The famous Musard, the originator of the Promenade Concerts, died

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a few days ago at Autueil near Paris in his sixty-eighth year. The famous Musard, the originator of the Promenade Concerts, died a few days ago at Autueil near Paris in his...

The members of the New Society in Water Colours have

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very tempe- rately memorialized the Government for a local habitation worthy of their name, and justly claim additional facilities of exhibition, in order o _ to encourage...


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This has been a languid week in so far as music is concerned. The depressing influence of the dissolution of Parliament on the Landow season is beginning to ho felt. For...

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE. APRIL 12. Bankruptc-Wimmem Berstaxx and CARLTON DR Comicr Barr, Chiswick, printers-Tnomas Powitzt, Windsor Court, Monkwell Street, worsted-yarn mer-...


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BRITISH FUNDS. 8aturd. Monday. (CloaingPricen.) Timid... Weiss's. Thom Frill*. 3 per Cen Console 941 95 95 95 941 95 Ditto for Account 944 95 95 951 95 95 3 per Cents Reduced...


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On the 31st of March, somewhat prematutely, the Wife of Dr. Humphreys, Head Master of Cheltenham Grammar School, of a son, stillborn. On the 2d of April, at Easter Elchios,...