23 MARCH 1861

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MHE debate on the Address in the French Chambers advances with ever-increasing interest. Whatever the original purpose of the Emperor, he has permitted a freedom of debate as...

The attention of the Austrian public has been chiefly occupied

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wait the elections, which in Vienna have gone in favour of the Liberals. . Baron Von Schmerling, the author of the Constitution, has been re, turned by the citizens, with M....

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The intelligence from Russia is of importance. A. very imperfect

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telegram from St Petersburg announces : "The proprietors of landed property preserve the right attached to the same. "The landed pnoprietors are, however, to cede to the...

The vote of the Italian House of Representatives on the

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grant of the title of King of Italy to Victor Emanuel was almost unanimous, only two members voting on the otherside: M. Brofferio, the radical member, complained that the...

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The London Corporation and the Town Councils of Edinburgh Manchester,

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and other places, have voted addresses of condolence to Her Majesty on the. death of the Duchess of Kent.

The President of the United States was peacefully inaugurated at

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Washington on the 4th March. We extract. the most important -sentences of his speech. After affirming that the right of the States to regulate their "domestic institutions' was...

We haveadvices from, Taranaki, New Zealand, to the Nth of

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January. They report another success gained over the natives by General Pratt, but they do not afford any ground for a belief that the war is near a- close. At the end of 1960...

The Turkish. Government announces a, great reform in its tariff.

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Formerly all imports paid a duty . of 5 per cent. ad valorem, and all exports - 12 per cent. These duties are now equalized; one impost of 9 per cent, being placed on both. The...

St. Patrick's Day was celebrated by the Irishmen in London,

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some of whom dined together in St. James's Hall. Mr. M'Evoy, M.P., presided. All that need be said about it is, that two hundred guests were expected, that when the dinner hour...

The Edinburgh Town Council has opposed itself to the demand

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of a member for the Scotch Universities. Mr. Mbecknight having moved that the council should petition Parliament to grant a representative to the Universities of Scotland, Mr....

The Ionian Parliament has been prorogued after a session of

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only twelve days. A representative of Z'ante proposed, it seems, an appeal to the people to decide by universal suffrage on their annexation to Greece. Another presented- an...

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The judgment in the case of Brook versus Brook was

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delivered in the House of Lords on Monday. Our readers will remember the case. The question was, whether a marriage celebrated on the 9th of June, 1850, in the Duchy of...

Where the money voted for the service of the dockyards

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goes,. has long been a puzzle to politicians. A good round sum un- doubtedly goes annually in the plunder of stores. The Dockyard Commission found traces of plunder, and...

There have been three trials at York for bribery at

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the late Wake- field election. The first was that of John Barff Charlesworth, a relative of the unsuccessful candidate. According to the opening of the Soli- citor-General, the...

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Vrliatts Ruh Vrnathings litVarlifuntrt.

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House or LORDS. Monday, March 18. Denmark and Germany ; Lord Ellen- borough's Statement—The Duchess of Kent ; Address of Condolence—Lord Cannin g; Lord Lyveden's...

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SINCE the death of the Duchess of Kent, the mother of her Majesty, which took place on Saturday morning, her Majesty and the royal family have lived in the strictest retirement...

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Tan corporation of Leicester presented an address to Mr. Cobden thanking him for his exertions in negotiating the commercial treaty with France, and "hailing" the treaty as the...

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Bankrupts—Robert Barrie, York-street, Covent-garden, builder—Alfred Mordauxd, Southampton, chemist—Thomas Gray, Garrett Mills, Wandsworth, manufacturer of materials for...


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Bont Houses of Parliament met last night. In the House of Commons a writ was issued for the election of a burgess for the borough of Tiverton, in the room of Lord Palmerston,...


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On the 9th inst, at Stormanstown House, near Dublin, the wile of the Right Rev. the Bishop-of Labuan, of a daughter. On the 14th inst., the Lady Alfred Paget, of a son. . On the...


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BRITISH FUND Friday. ! S. (Closing Priem) Friday. 3 per Cent Consols 92 i Bank Stock, 10 per Cent Ditto for Account — India Stock, 10f per Cent 220 3 per Cents Reduced...

According to a telegram the Breslau journals of yesterday published-

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a confidential circular addressed by Muhkanoff, ex-curator of Poland, to the civil governors, recommending them to exercise vigilance against what it terms the prevailing...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. EARLY yesterday morning it was announced that the Directors of the Bank of England; at their weekly court, had decided upon a reduc- tion in...

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T HE first address of the new President of the United States, as anxiously expected in England as in America, has at last arrived.. As might have been anticipated, its first...


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'THE DUCHESS OF KENT, AND Tau, HOUSE OF C OBITRG. MHE grief of a nation for any individual not actually reg- ..1. nant or personally illustrious for services performed; must...

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THE CHARLESWORTH CASE. T HE House of Commons must try again,

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for its fiftieth bribery law has broken down as completely as the forty- nine which preceded it. Indeed, it would almost seem as if the practice were beyond the reach of...

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I F there is one quality more than another in which Italians were supposed to be deficient, it was statesmanlike courage. If there is one quality more than another which Italian...

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I T is one of the drawbacks of the telegraph that it con- denses history into epigrams. The blank factfi, stated without the details which qualify all action, acquire of ne-...


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T HE Ministry, at the opening of the session, declined to produce a programme, and is now paying the penalty of the omission. The House of Commons, ennuyed with an unaccustomed...

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Zealand grows with what it feeds on. The Maories, like the Scotch thistle, so terrible to the agricultural settler, are grubbed out or cut down in one spot, only to spring up in...

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C RITICS of Civil Service expenditure are apt to complain not so much of specific acts of extravagance as of a general tendency to reckless outlay. The reins, they say, are too...


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A GREAT change, not yet appreciated in England, is impending over the Government of India. The monopoly of power so long enjoyed by the local Civil Service is about to be...

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The second Philharmonic Concert of the season took place on

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Monday evening. The Queen and the Prince Consort had signified their intention to honour it with their presence, but were prevented by the domestic calamity which has fallen...

Rossini's comic opera, L'Italiana in A,eri, has been revived at

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the Theatre Italien for the d4but of Signor Montanan, a young tenor of whom the Parisian critics speak very highly. This delightful opera buffa, with his performance and that of...

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THE lessee of the Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden has issued his annual prospectus of the season. The theatre will open on Tuesday, the 2nd of April, with the Prophite, in...

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Some idea of the popularity enjoyed by Dinerah„ Meyerbeer's.last chef

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d'eeuvre, may be formed from the fact that this.opera. has been represented' in no less than sixty-six towns, of which forty-one are in Germany, eighteen in Prance, and the...


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FRENCH EXHIB]!ION. Tiro French Exhibition is always a great treat. Second in interest only to that of the Royal Academy, it is deservedly popular with the public and the...

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LORD MACAULAY'S HISTORY OF' ENGLAND.* Annn what, considering the nature of the undertaking, we must pronounce to be a not unreasonable delay, Lady Trevelyan has at length...

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SpLurrina architectural monuments like the cathedrals of England are attractive subjects for literary treatment, and they have ac- cordingly formed the theme of many works...

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WE have here, in the not very attractive guise of a Parliamentary blue-book, a very valuable contribution to our more accurate know- ledge of t he southern central portion of...

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TEE national policy which the author of this ably written, if one- sided, discussion recommends to his countrymen, is precisely that which some years ago would have 'been...

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ROME IN 1860.*

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6 Tim e Rome of which Mr. Dicey has here presented so striking and apparently so faithful a portrait, is not the Eternal City—eternal because ideal—which no outward changes,...