27 JULY 1861

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The Ministerial changes have interested the people nearly as much

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as the Strand tragedy. A searching inquiry, which only ended on Thursday, revealed the fact that the story told by Major Murray was true to the smallest detail. He was really...

The Emperor of Austria has made up his mind. In

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a formal reply to the address of the Hungarian Diet, he demands for the Reischsrath control over the whole empire, a diplomatic, financial, and military unity. The Diet has not...

The American Congress has voted the men and the money

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required by the President, and twenty per cent. more, and the House of Re- presentatives has affirmed by 92 to 55 that it is "no part of the duty of officers to capture fugitive...

The census of the United Kingdom has at last been

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made up, and the total population amounts to 29,031,164, a million more than the white people of all the United States. The increase during the decade has been 1,519,302, or six...

Lord John Russell's remark that the annexation of Sardinia would

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at once end the alliance between England and France, has given offence in Paris. The Temps calls it frank, but the rest of the Press condemn it as an offence to those "just...


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THE week has been remarkable for a game of puss-in-the-corner I played by the Cabinet. Lord John Russell's farewell to the House of Commons has been followed by the resignation...

The Indian budget for 1861-62 came on on Friday. Instead

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of surplus of 200,0001., there is a deficit of a million sterling. There are, moreover, 8,000,000/. to be raised for the Indian railways. The companies will provide three...

Another, though less exciting case, has been decided at York.

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Mr. Charlesworth, who stood for Wakefield in 1859, has been found guilty of bribery. All that was proved was that he had handed his Partner 50001., which was spent upon his...

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ftnnatni.—The royal rescript, or reply, of the King of Hungary

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to the address of the Diet was read in Pesth, on the 22nd of July, amidst visible signs of impatience. The text of the most important portion runs as follows : "The Pragmatic...

"rum—The French journals display considerable feeling with regard to the

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debate on the cessiou of Sardinia. On Monday the Paine appeared with an article discussing the annexation as a " oon- tingency," and doubting whether the reports of Lord John...

Stalii.—The Italian Premier, immediately the vote of the Italian Parliament

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for a loan of twenty millions had been recorded, addressed a circular to the diplomatists of Italy. After alluding to the proof which the vote affords of the public confidence...

Ilialaia.—The accounts from the interior of Russia are said to

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be daily becoming; worse. The landed proprietors are enraged to the last degree, and are communicating with Moscow, where a club of nobles has sworn that emancipation shall not...

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Satfis.—The Bombay mail of the 27th of June has arrived,

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bring- ing news of a sufficient fall of rain, and of the departure of Mr. Laing (who has arrived in England in better health). There is no ether news of moment.

&mg.—King Otho has left Athens for Bavaria, and a rumour

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is afloat that he does not intend to return, disliking his monarchy ex- cessively. He has no children, and his heir, a brother, refuses to profess the Greek creed. The Queen...


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MONDAY, JULY 22ND. AN address has been presented to Mr. Gladstone, signed by 7788 men of South Lancashire, requesting him to sit for that division of the county. The right...

ittnits.—Congress has met, and devoted itself in earnest to the

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work before it. On the 8th, the House of Representatives passed a resolution to the effect that during the present extraordinary Session the House should only take into...

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IDthatro mitt 4rnrrrMugs iu 1ar1iinuut,

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Horse or LORDS, Monday, July 22.—Duchy of 3fodens ; Lord Normanby's motion for papers; Revision of the Liturgy ; Lord Ebury's motion. Tuesday, July 23.—Salmon Fisheries Bill ;...

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On the 19th inst., at 48, Ebury-street, the wife of the Hon. C. W. Warner, C.B. H.R.'s Attorney-General, Trinidad, of a son. On the 22nd inst., the Hon. Mrs. Algernon Moreton,...


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A despatch received here from Constantinople, dated the 25th inst., announces that the Sultan continues to effect reforms. It is proposed to purify the personnel of the Mushirs...

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 23. Bankrupts.—WMiam Gibb, Southampton, fishmonger—John

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Wise, Stombridge, Worcestershire, victualler—George Turner, New Radford, Nottinghamshire, brewer —George Hill, South Milford, Yorkshire, grocer—William Proctor, Leeds, joiner—...

CO Clint OSBORNE, JULY 21.—The Queen drove out yesterday, accompenied

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by Princess Helena, Princess Louisa, and Prince Leopold, and attended by Lord A. Paget. JULY 22.—Her Majesty and the Royal family walked in the grounds this morning. Jinx...

CRYSTAL PALACE--Return for six days, ending Friday, July 26, of

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the number admitted, including season ticket holders, 56,402. A MUCH and deservedly esteemed actress, Mrs. Stirling, has recently sustained a heavy, and, in some respects,...


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BOTH Houses of Parliament sat last night. In the House of Lords, after a conversation as to the large number of bills which had been sent up from the other House so late in the...


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Subscriptions LO 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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• 6 STOCK EXCHANGE, FELDAY AFTERNOON. THE demand for money this week has been on a very moderate scale, and the rate in the open market has fallen in consequence. Towards the...

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• • LORD JOHN RUSSELL'S FAREWELL. I T is not given to every man as it has been to Lord John Russell to deliver a funeral sermon on himself; and we may well pardon even a...

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LORD DERBY'S PROTEGE. L ORD Derby has the reputation of a

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great statesman, as well as a skilful party leader ; and no doubt he some- times displays qualities which sustain that reputation. He can, at times, strictly subordinate the...

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7111 - F1 Sirens of South Lancashire have failed in attracting Mr. Gladstone by their song ; and he sails by safely to his Penelope, stopping his ears lest he should be charmed....

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j CANNOT think," said an old gentleman to his lawyer, "why I should have so many suits to bring. People are very unreasonable. I never want anything except to have my own way."...


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A CAREFUL perusal of the files of American newspapers —not in itself a very improving study—will awaken the reader to a fact too little appreciated in England. This is the...

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S IR G. Lewis has confidence in his caution. Many people are afraid that he may fail in administering the - War Office, but he will not. He knows, perhaps, with more precision...

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TNDIAN budgets in the House of Commons are all alike. 1 The Secretary . of State comments on a long array of figures ' proves that there is an exaggeration of a million or two...

Nil DURPUN. T ILE standing quarrel between the Government and the

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planters of Bengal has lately broken out in a new form curiously suggestive of the value of that despised quality—political tact. The official world of the Presidency is in a...

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I T is possible that if the finest dramatic critic of the present day could for once see how Shakspeare acted the parts which his own mind had created, he would find it to be...

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Manarz Gmar, on Wednesday evening, made her last appearance on

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our Italian Opera stage. Her leave-taking was an interesting scene. The audience were in a state of high excitement, and gave vent to their feelings by the most vehement...

Sin 3rts.

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CITY EXHIBITtON. (28, Coartnm.) Mzssits. Hayward and Leggatt's second annual show of modern pictures is in some respects better than that of last year. In a col- lection of...

Madame Viardot has reappeared at the Grand Opera in her

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original part of Fides in the ProphRe. Since she last appeared there in that character—which was written expressly for her, and with a special consideration of her peculiar...

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MEMOIRS OF MY OWN TIME.* M. Gurzerr's fourth volume, unlike his third, is almost exclusively historical, a fact which brings the one defect of the Memoirs into a painful...

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no book in the English language which will make a more delightful companion than this. It has been selected with the - *Ay Golden Treasury of the Best Bongs and Lyrical Poems in...

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Dn. TRAVERS TWISS has added a valuable contribution to the litera- ture of International Law. Though not offering much which can be considered original except in the way of...

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THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWER.* NOVEL-WEITERS during the present century

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have constantly made attempts, not entirely unsuccessful, to combine the historical with the amusing; and that in a shape which, whether profitable or not, has been at all...

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Da. PAUL!, while collecting documents for his well-known "History of England in the Middle Ages," raked together some materials he found it needless or difficult to use....