19 OCTOBER 1861

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Action in Poland has, perhaps, been precipitated by recent events

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in St. Petersburg. The authorities there, it appears, thought the Uni- versity Professors too liberal, and the Minister of Instruction, Admiral Putiatine, ordered them to alter...

The remaining speeches spoken since our last issue have been

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of 'little importance. The Marquis of Bath has talked agriculture, and Mr. Ewart, at Dumfries, spoke discursively about Indian tenures and the late hours of the House of Commons...

The kingdom of Poland has been placed in a state

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of siege. The nobles, it would appear, fraternized with the peasants at the funeral of the Archbishop of Warsaw; the intrigues of the party of action have become more...

A rumour, not yet confirmed, explains the recent outrage in

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Japan. The Russians, it is said, recently destroyed the house of one of the feudal primes, and the attack on the Mission was his revenge. His animosity was to foreigners, and...


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Ilr N bread is dear in the East, the mob hangs a baker, and ,he Member for Harwich has adopted and improved on that energetic idea. He proposes to pardon the baker, but hang the...

The Saturday Review, in the course of its pungent criticism

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on the martial odes now so popular in America, is guilty of a grave mis- statement of fact. It speaks of Mr. Ellsworth as "killed at Alex- andria while looting or loafing in a...

There is trouble brewing among the States of the Danube,

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and a question of Rouman nationality may soon be before the world. Prince Michael of Servia has for some time been arming, and he has now broken off all negotiations with the...

Ricasoli has reorganized the department of the Interior. Hitherto every

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order throughout Italy has been countersigned by the Minister, and the burden of centralization became intolerable. The new decrees appoint 59 prefects, one to each province,...

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The King has visited Bologna, where he was received most

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cordially, though the people are suffering from the drought. They detest, however, the memory of their late rulers, and with reason. The Italian correspondent of the Times...

Frann.—The King of the Netherlands arrived at Compiegne on the

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12th instant, and was received by the Emperor at the railway station. His visit is not supposed to have any politcial meaning, but its details are published in the Paris papers...


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The rumoured intention to reduce the army has called up General Peel. He says we have fifteen thousand men more than were voted by Parliament, and they have been borne hitherto...

American affairs have scarcely advanced. In the East, General M'Clellan

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is ready, it is said, for a serious advance, and this time the rumour is sufficiently authentic to recal Mr. Russell to Washington ; but nothing as yet has been achieved. In the...

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inshik.—Nothing has transpired during the week.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH. THE certificates of the successful candidates at the recent Oxford Middle Class examination, held at Southampton, were presented to them 'on Friday, by...

Sub.—The news of the contemplated intervention in Mexico

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has been received, and great fears are expressed for the lives of the foreign residents in the capital. They are, however, about 2000 strong, and will organize themselves into a...

*kia.—The cholera is abating, and the deaths among the Euro-

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pean soldiers are estimated at 500. As usual, the disease spared the women and children. A bill has been proposed for the registration of land in the interior, which is intended...

ltlaala.—The kingdom of Poland was on the 14th instant placed

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in a state of siege. The reason for this sudden measure has not beenpublished, but it is said that letters received here from Warsaw, of a date antecedent to the proclamation of...

larnsis.—The Prussians appear to be entirely occupied with the preparations

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for the King's coronation. We have not space to make the descriptions of these preparations interesting, but the following speech is important. The King received the...

latrirs,—There have been two arrivals of news from America this

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week, one by the Europa, on Sunday, and the other by the City of New York, on Wednesday. At the seat of war in Virginia the great event has been the falling back on the 29th of...

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Subscriptions to the "FRIEND OF INDIA," and "OVERLAND FRIEND OF INDIA," Mint be received by Mr. A. E. Galloway, at 1, Wellington-street, Strand, London. Terms : Per Annum,...


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HIGH TIDE IN THE IfivEn.—The wind, which was blowing strong from the north-east, having driven a vast accumulation of water from the German Ocean into the estuary at the mouth...

tYr Aut.

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Ocr. 11.—The Queen, accompanied by the Princess Ho henlohe and the Princesses Alice and Helena, Prince Louis of Hesse, and Prince Arthur, drove yesterday to the falls of the...


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FRANCE. Paws, Oct. 18.. THE. Monileur of to-day publishes a circular, dated the 18th addressed by Count Persigny,. Minister of the Interior, to the Pre- fects of the...

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BRITISH FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) X per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents Annuities 1880 Annuities 1885 (Last Official Quotation Austrian 5 ....


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STOCK ExCBANGE, FRIDAY EVENING. THERE has been less demand in the Money Market this week, while the supply of capital is larger, from the payment of the dividends. In the...


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On the 18th inst„ at 53, Mountjoy-square, Dublin, the Lady Victoria Mary Kir- Wan, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On Wednesday last, at Thorpe, sear Norwich, by the Rev. Horace...

FROM THE LONDON Gaza-rm., OCT, 15.

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Bankrupta–Gustvue Frederick Rauch, Litwin-lane, Wood-street, warehouseman –Edward Nicholson, Cornhill, stockbroker–John Eusden, Ely, Cambridgeshire, builder–Charles...

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THE TORY TEMPTER. T HE hunger for unimpeded cotton supply, which has long been growing into a passion in Lancashire, has at length found a Parliamentary spokesman. Captain Henry...

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I T is not unnatural that politicians, tired of an excessively dull vacation, should complain that Earl Russell's last speech, however statesmanlike, is also a little wearisome,...

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has entered the American Army as an aide-de-camp, unpaid, and has no reason to be dis- satisfied with the effect of his second public move. True, the Times in the highest degree...


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I TT is easy to see that Lord Palmerston has never coached a dull and backward man for his . degree. Had he ever done so, there is, we think, some question whether he would feel...

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T HERE are, perhaps, no regions in which self-government appears to fail more conspicuously than in the British colonies. They have all a decided tendency to become...

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UTILITARIANISM AND THE "SATURDAY REVIEW." THE Saturday Review has misapprehended

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the drift of a passing criticism which we made on Mr. Mill's defence of Utilitarianism in _Fraser, in the course of a brief review of the October number of that magazine ; but...

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IT is not snowing papers.. The repeal of the paper duty has not let loose the crowd. of speculators said to be always hankering for the prizes newspaper enterprise seems to...


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W E commented the other day on. the extraordinary dialect in which it pleases some Christian men to express their thoughts as being one cause of the estrangement between the...

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Sig (,..4rts.

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THE EXHIBITION AT FLORENCE. Mx. FLATOW, who announces his intention of retiring from picture- dealing in order that he may "devote his entire attention to the forthcoming...


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beg to return you my best thanks for the notice you have taken of my argument respecting the possession of Venetia; and I hope you will allow me to correct a misapprehension...

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THE HISTORY OF SCOTTISH POETRY.* TifE author of this volume was an excellent specimen of the genuine and unpretending man of letters. He was born at Langholm, in the county of...

An advertisement in last week's Bell's Life deserves commemora- tion.

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It announces that a "splendid picture" will be given to the winner of a two-mile walking match that is to be held at Chalk Farm race-ground, on Monday, October 28. Some idea of...

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MANY of our readers are probably not aware that the United States have given birth to a very complex and difficult art or dex- terity (as Plato would have preferred to call it),...

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THE ABBE PASSAGLIA.'S PAMPHLET.* TEre Holy Father may well cry

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out, "Save me from my friends !" It seems, after all, as if the temporal power of the Roman See were de- stined to fall, not at the hands of Victor Emanuel nor of Garabaldi in...

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M. TOURGUENEF is better known than any living Russian author in France and England by the popularity which his " Recits d'un Chasseur " achieved. Setting aside the deep interest...

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Thank God !' thought Lavretzky, that it is so.' the

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capital, even if not " resumed" by Virginia, would cease to be de. The condescension of the lover who goes so far as to tell his feasible or habitable. In truth, however, these...