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The Act making the post-offices savings banks has come into

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operation with general approval.

The King of Holland has met his Parliament, and congratulated

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them on the state of their irrigation and foreign relations, regretted the condition of the dykes and the colonies, reported a reduction in the national debt, and generally made...


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HE partridges have still precedence of politics, and lovers of sermons have this week been given up to the guidance of Mr. Newdegate. His theory is that the greatness of England...

The Great Eastern has met her usual ill fortune. On

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her voyage to America she encountered a terrific gale, lost both paddles, broke her rudder-post, and lay for three days at the mercy of the waves. Everything on board was...

The New Zealand Colonial Government has fallen beneath the reflex

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unpopularity of those counsels in which it had no hand—the military and the imperial. A majority of one, nearly accidental— for a supporter of Government was steaming into the...

The American intelligence of the week is decidedly favourable. The

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Federal Government has reduced two forts which protected Hatteras Inlet, and closed that gate of the internal navigation of the South, taking at the same time six hundred...

Mr. Lowe has insisted that teachers, if paid by the

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State, shall teach reading, writing, antharithmetic, and the teachers are wild with wounded vanity. He has also cut down their allowances, and, as they were too low before, the...

The Lancashire manufacturers, startled by an export of cotton from

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Liverpool to America, have begun to work half time. It is calculated that should this movement become general, the stock may hold out over the spring, or longer, but the Indian...

Fires have been excessively frequent during the week, without any

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apparent cause. The fall of rain has been little below the average, the heat has not been excessive, and the notion of incendiarism has not been started. It might be well to...

The rebellion in Montenegro is assuming serious proportions. Omar Pasha

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is about to enter the Black Mountain with 32,000 troops, but the Montenegrins are brave, determined, and favoured in an unusual degree by position. They have the sympathy of the...

The Spanish fleet which is to proceed to Mexico, will

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consist of six men-of-war, with smaller vessels and transports.

The correspondents of Tory papers continue to assert that the

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King of Sweden is anxious, on the principle of nationalities, to re- annex Finland, and that the Emperor Napoleon, in return for a maritime alliance, has promised him the aid of...

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1/rassia.—Prussia is occupied with preparations for the King's coronatiou, and

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for the elections. The Earl of Clarendon is to re- present England at Konigsberg, and immense efforts are made to render the ceremonial worthy of the monarchy. All orders of men...

Shilii.—The Turin correspondent of the Times affirms most posi- tively

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that the Government of Washington have offered the supreme command of their armies to Garibaldi, with permission to deal as he pleases with the slavery question. The offer was...

Mullad. — The King opened the Sessions of the Chambers in Holland

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with an unusually long speech. After congratulating the representatives on the state of all foreign relations, and especially on a convention with Belgium to regulate irrigation...

/assn.—The telegraph reports disturbances in the Polish cities, but of

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a trifling character. The Czar is travelling in the Crimea, which, it appears, is gradually becoming a desert, the population having emigrated almost en masse to Turkey, where...

instria.—The contest between the Austrian Government and Hun- gary has

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assumed no new phase. It was reported that the Primate had succeeded in obtaiuing terms, but this is positively denied. It was then alleged that the Archduke Rainier was about...

ffarksti.—The people of Montenegro are in open rebellion against the

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Porte. The mountaineers have for years harried the plains, and the Sultan appears determined to reduce them to order. Omar Pasha has accordingly entered the country with 32,000...

Paute—The Pays and the Constitutionnel deny altogether that France needs

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guarantees to induce her to approve a united Italy, and the Debats urges that, by remaining at Rome, the French Government really gives the Mazzinian party its opportunity. The...

o fa i n .—A squadron, composed of six screw frigates, two steamers, and

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a number of transports and smaller vessels, is under orders to convey an army of invasion to Mexico, of course with the consent and approval of the Western Powers.

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am-Mrs.—We have news from New York to the 3rd instant.

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A combined exptdition, commanded by Commodore Stringham and General Butler, arrived off Hatteras Inlet, on the 28th of August. On the following day, the ships opened fire upon...


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4‘ Vtkron" writes to the Times on the important question of "Where is our cotton to come from ?" He quotes the authority of the paper read by Mr. Bazley, at the recent meeting...

Sakis.—The cholera is reaching the European troops.

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Helena and Prince Arthur, went out driving yesterday afternoon.

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The Espana, of Madrid, of the 15th, says : "The squadron destined to demand satisfaction from Mexico is to be composed of six magni- ficent screw frigates, two steamers, each of...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE Money-market continues to manifest increased ease, and the Bank yesterday lowered their rate of discount from 4 to 34 per cent. In...


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Bankrupts.— Stephen Bacon, Northampton-place, Old Kent-road, corn and coal mer- chant—William Green, Bear-lane, Blackfriare.road, carman and carrier—Charles Edward Alforth,...


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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.


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UNITED STATES. Sept. 6. ME applications from the people to subscribe to the Federal Loan continue numerous. Further seizures of Southern property have taken place on an ex-...


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The marriage of the Prince of Tuscany with one of the sisters of Francis II. took place to-day. The Pope pronounced the nuptial benediction in the Vatican, and afterwards...


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BRITISH 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents Annuities 1880 Annuities 1885 (Last Official Quotation Austrian 5 p. Ct. Belgian 41 Ditto 21 —...


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At Stanford Court, Worcestershire, the Lady Winnington of a daughter, still- born. On the 17th instant, at 8, Ely-place, Dublin, the Lady Frances Tremayne, of a son....

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THE PROSPECTS OF THE NORTH. T HESE Americans retain one quality at least of their English blood. They know how to repair disaster. From the day of their defeat at Bull's Run...

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A TORY FEAST OF TABERNACLES. T HE goddess of turnips, or

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whoever it is that watches over county members and inspires their eloquence, has had a triumph this week in a speech of her favourite votary, Mr. Newdegate. The county member,...

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I N the midst of the disasters, failures, party conflicts, and official blunders so incessantly reported from India, it is pleasant to read a record like that of the recent...

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the Education Department. Mr. Lowe has issued a revised code for grants in aid, and the whole brood of committees, managers, schoolmasters, clergymen, certificated teachers,...

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TT is often said that courage in facing the evils that may I happen to others is a common and an easy virtue, but we doubt whether it is really as common, however easy it may...

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A CASE has been heard this week in the police-courts which de- serves somethiir more than the brief record we usually bestow on such things, not inaeed for its moral, for it has...

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THERE is something very striking , in the picture of the Maori I. chief, Wiremu Tannhana (or William Thompson, as he is called), as delineated in his own actions and letters,...

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O NE is inclined to wonder whether railway directors, traffic ma- nagers, and other personages useful to locomotion, ever read their own statistics. It seems inconceivable, if...

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THE "SATURDAY REVIEW" ON MRS. STOWE. Sni,—A writer in the Saturday Review of last week, in an article on "Mrs. Beecher Stowe's Wounded Feelings," has done me the honour of...

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litre Sart.

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Mn. Joni( TENNIEL, the second on our list of Punch draughtsmen, devoted himself in his earlier days to "high art." His cartoons at the exhibitions in Westminster-hall will be...

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THE PAPACY, THE EMPIRE, AND THE KINGDOM OF ITALY.* MoNsioxos FRANCISCO LlVERANI is the son of humble but respec- table parents in the old States of the Church. His father died...

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THE author of The Prophet Enoch is one of those numerous versifiers to whom nature has denied no faculty except eamnd imagination. His verses are curiously twisted prose, and...

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AN ANGLO-PERSIAN ROMANCE.* Way have we not heard more of

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this very pleasant and clever book ? Well-known writers are not always as scrupulous as they ought to be in lending their names to the productions of other people, but there is...

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IT does not often happen that the biographer is fortunate enough to meet with a subject so naturally capable of successful treatment, as that which is afforded by the life of...