2 MARCH 1861

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The result of the conference on Syria, though telegraphed to

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Eng- land last week, seems still to be undecided. It is reported, however, that the Emperor yields to the majority of the Powers, and the corps d'armee will evacuate Syria on...

The Italian Senate has resolved almost unanimously to offer to

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Victor Emmanuel the title and crown of King of Italy. He will still be Victor Emmanuel the Second, being wisely iutwilling -to break the traditions of the Sardinian line ; but...


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THE parti pretre in France, with the sagacity which springs of terror, have discovered the drift of La France, Rome et ?Italie. It is a deadly blow, aimed nominally at the...

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The American intelligence of the week is of sonic interest.

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The Southern Convention, assembled at Montgomery, has organized the six seceding States into a Republic, with the title of the "Con- federated States of America," and -a...

111 intelligence hitherto received from Austria has been 'nullified by

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the publication of a Constitution. -This -document, which was published on the 26th of February, is thus summarized for the tele- graph by.the correspondent of the limes : "The...

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Both Houses of Convocation met on Tuesday for the actual

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de- spatch of business under a license from the Crown. This is the first time for two hundred years that the Parliament of the Church has assembled under such circumstances....

A great appeal case has been argued this week before

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the House of Lords, sitting as a court of appeal. The late Mr. Brook, a York- shire cotton spinner, married Miss Armitage, the sister of his deceased wife. Both parties were...

An extraordinary trial has occupied the attention of the Irish

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courts throughout the week, and is far from being concluded. The enormous length of - the evidence prealn.des us from attempting a de- tailed account, but -we 'can simply tell...

Sir William Hayter, so long political secretary at the Treasury,

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chief whip, and manager of the Liberal party, earned its esteem during his 'long tenure of office, and on his retirement the Liberals determined to dine in his honour', and to...

The news from the far East is of little interest.

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In India the -Governor-General has sanctioned the appointment of 'Europeans and Natives, unconnected with Government, to .the magisterial bench, And there is talk of reductions...

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What we may, perhaps, without a libel call a fraud

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was perpetrated on the South-Eastern Railway Company twelve years ago. One Warton contracted to build a railway for the company from Tun- - bridge Wells to Robertsbridge. There...

The Central Criminal Court has disposed of two cases, which,

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when first reported, caused much excitement and indignation. One was a charge against Henry Fisher, an artilleryman, for the man- slaughter of his sister. It turned out on...

Vrhatto unit Vrurerhings iu Affluent.

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HOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, February 25. Lunatics ; the Lord Chancellor's read a first time—Syria ; Lord Stradord's Motion. Tuesday, February 26. The Bishop of Oxford's Bills...

The managers of the London theatres have declared war against

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the proprietors of music halls, whom they regard as rivals. The first attack is made upon Mr. Morton, of Canterbury Hall, who is sum- moned by Mr. Benjamin Webster, of the...

Or Court,

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THE Queen, the Prince Consort, and the Royal Family quitted Buck- ingham Palace for Osborne on Wednesday, arriving there the same afternoon. Before her Majesty departed "she...

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Tan House of Lords, sitting as a Committee of Privileges,. decided, onTuesday, against the claim of Vice-Admiral Sir Maurice Berkeley, of Berkeley Castle, to a seat in the House...

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The death of George Granville, Duke of Sutherland, is an

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incident of political as well as social importance. He died at Trentham, on Thursday evening, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He had been long suffering from illness. He...


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Bom Houses of Parliament sat last night. In the House of Lords, the Marquis of NORMANDY moved for copies of any despatches relative to the recognition of the blockade of...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE past week has been characterized by the renewal of shipments of gold to America; the latest advices, however, show a slightly favour- able...


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BRITISH 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents Annuities 1880 Annuities 1885 FUNDS. Friday. (Closing Prices.) Bank Stock, 10 per Cent India...

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Tna living of Haughton-le-Skerne, in the diocese of Durham, is one of those pleasant places of which the Church of Eng- land is supposed to possess so many, and really enjoys so...


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THE NEW AUSTRIAN CONSTITUTION. DYNASTIES, as we have said, are slow to die, and the last step of the House of Hapsburg may secure it another long lease of sovereign power. The...

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THE vital importance of the Syrian question consists in this : 'England cannot permit a first-class Power either to hold or to command the route to India. As any administration...

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THERE are many persons in this country who will approve everything done by a bishop, provided he was not selected by Lord Palmerston, and everything done by a "Native" —"...

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Tux Government of India continues its efforts to link the native aristocracy into the administration. After turning the Princes into barons, Lord Canning set himself to change...

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ENGLISHMEN, we fear, must give up the notion that they comprehend Italy or the Italians. Three years ago all Eng- lishmen were convinced that the unity of Italy was a dream. The...

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SOME montlis ago a circular was somewhat widely distributed in London calling for subscriptions to a dog hospital. Lame or diseased dogs were to be captured in the streets,...


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Arrsins in America seem to be assuming a new phase. The tide of events, which hitherto has been all in favour of the slaveholders, seems at last upon the turn. The Southern...

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Tin bill for the abolition of church rates has passed its second reading, and is rather further than ever from becoming law. So long as the question was not brought to the test,...


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THE British army is an enormous machine, split up into sections, doing duties of all kinds in every quarter of the globe. This multi- plication and division of functions...

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VINCENT WALLACE'S new opera, The Amber Witch, was produced at

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Her Majesty's Theatre on Thursday evening. At present we can only record the fact, reserving till next week our account of the piece and of its performance. It is reported that...

" GARD3ALDI in his Island Home, Caprera," is the title

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of a picture by Mr. T. Jones Barker, now exhibiting at Messrs. Jennings ' gallery in Cheapside. In works of this class, appealing as they ° do to the popular feeling of the...

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SEASONS WITH THE SEA-HORSES. Max is a pursuing and destroying animal. In all ages of the world he has distinguished himself by the amount of game that be has run down or rode...


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On the 18th Feb., at Stunner, Leintwardine, Herefordshire, the wife of Herbert Crawsbay, Esq., of a daughter. On the leth Feb., at Chilton Rectory, the wife of the Rev. F. V....

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Amo= the numerous benefits which the invention of novels has con- ferred upon the human race, not the least is to be reckoned that of enabling certain men to convey their ideas...

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A LONG pedigree sheds no honour on a family whose blood has crept in knaves and villains from the Flood, and medicine has little reason to boast of her three-and-twenty...

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Ix his preface to the present volume, Dr. 'Vaughan tells us that he is "endeavouring to write the kind of history of which be felt the want in his youth." As we have not the...

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REFORMATION OF Tilk. SIX..I.EENTH CENTURY.* Mentz D'Aulacarks History of Me

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Reformation of the Sizteenth Century has been too long before the world to require any elaborate report. Moreover, it is not with the original work that we have to deal, but...

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Breeds of Poesy. By a L. F. Bombay: Printed at the Education Society's Press, Byealla.—These verses appear to have been printed for private circulation only. Such, at least, is...

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Business Life: the Experiences of a London Tradesman, with Practical

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Advice and Directions for avoiding many of the Evils connected with our present Commercial System and State of Society. Consecrated heights; 'or, Scenes of Higher...


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Bankrupts.—WMiam David Simpson, Crayford, Kent, brickmaker—Edwin Dotting, Brighton, grocer—John Blunsom Hutt, Cambridge, printseller—Vrdliam Teale Bel- lingham, Gresham-street,...