27 APRIL 1861

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THERE has been a grand parliamentary struggle in Turin. The 1 new Italian Parliament, after declaring Victor Emmanuel by the grace of God and the choice of the people King of...

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The accounts from Poland are still gloomy. It is stated

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hat the concessions originally made to the Poles were of the most unreal character, the Municipal Council, for example, having the right to meet only when called together by the...

The American crisis, so long predicted, has arrived at last.

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The Government of Washington has introduced one new and important element into its plans, and that is secrecy. While filling up all appointments, Mr. Lincoln and his Cabinet...

The intelligence of the week from Turkey is, on the

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whole, disas- trous. Thus Russia is stated to have accumulated 50,000 men once more upon the Pruth. The Porte has resolved to put down the in- surrection in Montenegro, but the...

The French Guednined is dill sewn* qtiiestent,, and tie Marine

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budget for 1862 has only been increased by some 60,0804 The total number of men employed is to be 25,511 sailors afloat; 4160 sailors on land, 12,689 marines, and 4824...

" In accordance with paragraph 3 of the Fundamental Laws

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for the repre- sentation of the empire, his Majesty, on the 18th inst., made the dignity of member of the Upper House hereditary in the families of the following persons: Of...

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May has not yet arrived, but the "May meetings" have

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begun, and Exeter Hall, Willis's Rooms, the Hanover-square Rooms, and St. James's Hall are the scenes of these gatherings so characteristic of ,England. The Malta Protestant...

An extraordinary question has been raised in the Court of

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Divorce. An innkeeper, residing at Hull, has petitioned for a decree of nullity of marriage, on novel ground. He alleges that a pretended marriage was performed between himself...

It appears to be possible to make a tenant pay

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poor rates twice with perfect legality. Mr. Thomas Atherton rents chambers in the city and compounds for his rates with his landlord. Some officious per- sons, without the...

The House of Lords, sitting as a Court of Appeal,

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decided a nice point on Monday. It was an appeal from the Irish Courts of Ex- chequer and Queen's Bench. The point in dispute was whether a clergyman was legally able to perform...

We have news from India to the 24th March ;

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but it is of little importance. The famine does. not appear to be spreading, and the budget will, it is said, show an estimated deficit for 1$61-62 of only 1,000,0001. The...

The Tynemouth election begun on Monday, in the Town Hall

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of North Shields. Mr. Hodgson and Mr. Otway were proposed and seconded, and the show of hands being in favour of Mr. Otway, his opponent demanded a poll. At the close on...

A very large meeting, convened by the Lord Mayor, and

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attended by many City notables, was held in the Guildhall on Thursday, on the equalization of the poor-rate question. Alderman Sidney and Mr. Locke, M.P., took a prominent part...

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Three Irish sailors have been actors in a tragedy at

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Plymouth. The Cork Steamship Company's vessel, Prussian Eagle, was lying in the Great Western Docks, and on Saturday afternoon three of her seamen, John Hart, Cornelius Moyina,...

Two facts illustrative of the hatred of law which still

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lingers, in Ireland are reported. Mr. Monaghan, a farmer, poor law guardian, ex- cellent employer, and kind friend to the poor, has been shot at in West- meath, when on his way...

Matta aulr Vratniduga iu Varlimuut.

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NOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, April 22.—Wills of Personalty by British Subjecte; Lord Kingsdown's Bill read a second time—Post-office Savings Banks Bill read 8. second time—Lunacy...

tO taut.

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THE Queen has remained in retirement at Osborne all the week. Her Majesty, the Prince Consort, the Princess Alice, and other mem- bers of the Royal Family are to return to...

Frederick Strugnell is in custody on a charge of stealing

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1051. from the house of Mr. Higgins, a butcher at Islington, and murderously assaulting Mary Ann Redkison, a servant. On Sunday several per- sons were attracted by cries in the...

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THE Government really does intend, as reported, to permit the Royal Agricultural Society to exhibit animals in one of the Loudon parks next year. The site, we are happy to say,...

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IN the House of Lords, last night, Lord LYVEDEN presented a petition from inhabitants and tax-payers of Calcutta and Bengal Proper, complaining of over-taxation and...

A telegram from Thorn saps that " on Monday next,

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being the Czar's birthday, it is expected that a great popular demonstration will be made at Warsaw. Handbills are circulatinx in that city requesting the patriots not to appear...

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, APRIL 23. Bankrupts.—George Trickett, Great Winchester-street,

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City, metal merchant— John Neech, Aylsham, Norfolk, miller—David Henry Douat, Pomeroy-place, New- cross, omnibus proprietor—James Burqui Gough, Theberton-street, Islington,...


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On the 8th March, at Lahore, Punjab, the wife of Sir Charles Oakley, Bart., of a son, stillborn. On the 3rd inst., at Montreal, Canada, the wife of Colonel F. Eardley Wilmo,...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. IN the Discount Market there has been a more active inquiry . this week, but the supply continues Abundant, and in the Stock Exchange short...


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BRITISH FUNDS. Friday. (Closing Price s.) Frid ay 3 per Cent Consols 911 Bank Stock, 10 per Cent. 232 Ditto for Account 91; India Stock, 104 per Cent 223 3 per Cents Reduced 90...

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THE CONSERVATIVE FORCES OF THE CONTINENT. MITE old blind Toryism which refused to believe in change is passing away unregretted, but there seems some dan- g er that it may be...


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TT is a curious evidence of the existing Parliamentary I chaos that no one knows whether the budget is resisted or not. Monday and Thursday were devoted to Mr. Glad- stone's...

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T HERE is one country in the world, and only one, which benefits by the disruption of the American Union. To the world in general that event is an unmixed injury, the loss of a...

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T HE Rouse of Commons is just now in a mood of lavish generosity. With a half-consciousness that it does but little work, it seeks apparently to make amends for the neg- lect by...

CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA. T HE heavy thunder-cloud of war which

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has for some months lowered over the late United States has now broken over South Carolina. The first success has been won by the Southern Confederacy. The Montgomery Govern-...

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T O understand the greatness of Washington's character, one has only to note the points on which Garibaldi fails. The great American and the great Italian resemble each other in...

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T HE Committee appointed to inquire into the forms of business in the House of Commons, have presented their , report, and it is eminently unsatisfactory. Public business, we...

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T REdaYs are past, we imagine, when a Republic could send to a thinker like Bentham and order a constitution, as it would have ordered a new rifle. It is a hopeful sign in the...

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A burlesque parody of Taxidauser, under the title of Tameinherr,

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has been brought out at the Varietes, and makes the public, it seems, "laugh consumedly." This is of a piece with the whole treatment which Wagner and his opera have met with...

A comic opera in three acts, called La Statue, composed

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by M. Ernest Reyer, has been produced with success at the Opera Conuque. The libretto is the joint work of the popular playwrights, Messrs. Michael Carre and Jules Barbier....


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Tasso are few musical occurrences of interest in London to chronicle this week. Drury-lane Theatre—whither, as our readers know, Mr. E. T. Smith carried his English Opera...

Meyerbeer's long-expected opera, L'Africaine, is positively to be brought out

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at the Grand Opera this year ; and, in anticipation of the event, M. Faure, now at Covent Garden, has been engaged for three years. M. Castil-Blaze's play, arthe, for which...

fin arts.

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NEW SOCIETY OF PAINTERS TN WATER COLOURS. Tun twenty-seventh exhibition of this society may be described as eminently pleasing. Though out of the three hundred and thirty- nine...

The principal concerts of the week have been : the

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New Philhar- monic Concert on Monday evening; the Matinee of the Musical Union on Tuesday; Mr. Walter Macfarren's performance of piano- forte music, at the Hanover-square Rooms,...

We regret to observe that Madame Borghi-Mauro will not be

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in England this season. This charming singer has just left Paris for Naples, where she is engaged at the San Carlo Theatre. Louis Niedermeyer, one of the musical celebrities of...

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REMINISCENCES OF SCOTTISH LIFE AND CHARACTER.* THOSE who are familiar—and who is not?—with the former series of Dr. Ramsay's admirable Reminiscences, will be quite prepared to...

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WHETHER it is possible in these days of the division of labour that we should have another Stagyrite, we may fairly doubt, but so far as different circumstances will permit of...

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radical and most pernicious misconception of what a good govern- ment is, which, until it can be got rid of, will fatally vitiate all our speculations on government. The great...

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Au who have had the good fortune to read Mrs. Trafford's former work, " Too Much Alone," will understand that it is no small praise we bestow on her last effort when we say that...


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WHEN a man has committed himself by one wild harum-scaram sort of book, full of all sorts of things lie would have done well to erase the moment they were written, and has been...

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• r • Rinse, at Km, Queen of 4ents„ By n. 16.00anet Richard Bentley. Pan work, of which this is a translation, having already appeared before the public within a comparatively...


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ON the north-west side of Stirling Castle is a steep path, leading to the town of that name. This path, in Nimmo's "History of Stirling," is called Ballocligiech, which is...

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TB's book is not wholly bad, for it is composed chiefly of borrowed materials, which have severally more or less value, • but there is no apparent reason why they should ever...