30 APRIL 1859

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The Mansionhouse dinner on Monday afforded the opportunity for Lord

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Derby to deliver what may be considered the manifesto of the British Premier on the present state of foreign affairs, and the deliverance was especially interesting. A telling...


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Iw our second edition last week we were enabled to state that " we have the strongest grounds for believing a close and inti- mate understanding on the present juncture, and all...

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Although - before we go to press some Considerable portion of

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the new House will have been elected, no balance can be struck, and all the estimates that have hitherto been made are simply out of date. The general aspect of the reports...

The intelligence of the week, which not only rendered the

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probe:. Why of war more apparent, but indicated the possible scale of the hostilitied and their consequences, produced a feeling in the City that has been unprecedented within...


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The Italian question haS suddenly expa=nded to propertienti'iniolVing nearly the whole of Europe, and events have succeeded each'other so swiftly, and have become so intermixed...

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6ht Orono!. elution.

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The general election has now begun. Some returns have already come to hand. The bulk are unsettled. Our information, therefore, with respect to the preliminary proceedings will...

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tbt Curt.

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THE QUEEN held a Privy Council at Windsor Castle on Saturday at twelve o'clock. It was ordered that a Proclamation should issue dis- solving Parliament, and summoning a new one...

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. The Easter 'banquet at the Mansionhouse, on Monday, enabled Lord Derby to set forth the then latest intelligence, and to put in a clearer slave his views of foreign policy. So...


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The good folks of Birkenhead are endeavouring to get up a Rifle Club. They think that if they raise three hundred men the Queen will give the " Wirral Rifle Club " her...

"Fun* nut ifolunifil. - Si a IC—The most important news from

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that part of Italy which•is not at present the seat of threatened hostile movements is that Tuscany has pronounced against Austria. The story is given by the Express ts...

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The whole Militia of the United Kingdom, so saith the Morning ?oaf, is to be embodied forthwith. This statement has not yet been confirmed or denied. The Board of Admiralty has...

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The gravity of the moment is marked by a Cabinet

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Council which was held yesterday in Downing Street. We have some reason to surmise that the report of an alliance between France and Denmark will prove to be incorrect. It is...

We are informed by our shipping friends that Lloyd's were

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on Friday charging war risks on insurances, also adding four additional clauses to already existing stipulations. Trading operations suddenly collapsed towards the end of the...


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SATURDAY AFTERNOON. We have already explained what we believe to be the truth respecting the relations between France and Russia,—relations calculated to give no just umbrage...

The text of the reply of Count Cavour to the

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Austrian ultimatum has been published. It is brief, dignified, and courteous. The chief pas- sage is as follows- " The question of the disarmament of Sardinia, which...

Two metropolitan elections were begun and two were finished yester-

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day. In the City of London the four late Members were returned with- out opposition. Mr. Richard Martineau proposed, and Mr. Leaf seconded Sir James Duke. Mr. W. G. Prescott...

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An ornament for the drawing-room ' an addition to home games has been very recently introduced from France, called the drawing-room billiard table. It is about three feet...


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After two inspections of the exhibition of works of art and science at the Society of Arts rooms in the Adelphi, we pronounce, as has often been pronounced, that the room is...


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Swett. ExeRANois, FiuDAY ArrEssioon. The Stock Exchange has this week been the scene of the most fearful and disastrous panic ; such a degree of excitement has probably never...

In his speech to the electors of Tiverton yesterday Lord

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Palmerston hold that there was no adequate reason for the dissolution. The Go- vernment say they failed to "retain " the confidence of the House ; he dustioil that they ever had...

Rstful arts, Insbinus, tfradt. &r.

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TEE most variable trade that has been experienced for many years, has been felt this spring by most of the wholesale houses in the general and Manchester trades in the City. A...

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The latest improvement in the application of gas to culinary

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purpose is due to Mr. Harrison of Clare Market. There are serious objections to the practice which has hitherto prevailed of baking by flames lighted within the oven chamber,...


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Carbon as a purifying agency is well known ; but its application as a filtrator of gas and an illuminative power diffuser is comparatively new. Mr. Arthur employs it in his...

Irttrr to flit attn.

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SIR EARDLEY WILMOT'S AMENDED PLAN. Bath, April 25, 1859. Sin—I have read with that interest and attention, which any remarks coming from your powerful pen must always...

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LATEST ASPECT OF THE ITALIAN QUESTION. ABOUT the middle of the week our daily contemporaries dis- covered the fact which we stated in our second edition on Satur- day last—the...


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On the 15th April, at Cyfarthfa Castle, Glamorganshire, the Wife of Robert Thompson Crass-May, Esq., of a'son. Orathe Lith, at 4, Lower Grosvenor Place, the Wife of Sir G....

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IT is an old remark that no truth is new. Half of our pro g ress consists in recognizing once more truths that we have fornAerly discerned, but have not been able praotically...


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Tim shock of war on the continent has again raised the cry of " Volunteers ! In January last we laid before our readers a suggestion for the formation of corps of volunteers,*...

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A GREAT battle has been fought to establish that system of ex- aminations which is now the door into the Army, A great battle will have to be fought to make that system...

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WKEN a man joins any profession or calling in this country,— the Bar, the Church, Physic, or Trade,—it is generally considered that he has commenced a career of work, and that...

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CLAYTON'S PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF CHARLES THE SECOND.* Tin reason which the anther adduces as a justification of his at-. tempt is not strictly correct, namely, " that while we...


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" IT all depends upon the point of view "—the common saying is a most philosophic evidence to the limited capacity of the human mind. If things are not simply as we see them, we...

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Tins volume is the best and most interesting picture of the man- nets, opinions, and character of the people of Tuscany that has been published for years ; we say of Tuscany,...

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AND AUSTRALIA, THERE may be a good deal of what is common and every day in this journal of a " working clergyman's" experiences and observa- tions in Tasmania, Victoria, a wild...

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traveller's description than of the critic's deduction in these Letters from Italy ; and what description they contain is of the nature of premises to lead the author to his...

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Our first item of literary intelligence may be considered an echo of the war news which fills our other columns. Messrs. Smith, Elder, and Co. are just ready with "England and...


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'Publications continue to decline in number, perhaps in mark. The most promising book of the week is the letters of Colonel Fraser written during the Peninsula and Waterloo...

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- The few novelties by which the present Easter is

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distinguished, will .not--we opine—permanently increase the repertory of the burlesque drama. Mr. Frank Talfourd ' s extravaganza, Electra, produced at the Haymarket, sparkles...


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A drama in five acts, called Mimel l'Esclare, has been brought out at the Grate. The scene is in Russia, and the decorations representing the region of snow are greatly admired....

The attention of the musical public has been occupied this

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week with the proceedings of the two Royal Italian Opera-houses. The concerts have presented nothing remarkable. The Covent Garden house reopened, for the post-Easter season, on...

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Joachim, the greatest violinist living, has arrived in London, and

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is to appear at the first Philharmonic Concert next Monday, when he will per- form a new Hungarian concerto of his own.

Miss A. Thomson, the young soprano singer who lately gained

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the first Prize at the Conservatoire of Paris (an honour seldom, if ever before, obtained by British vocalists), and whose appearance on the stage of the Rue Lepel- Wier created...

Among the pictures lately secured for the National Portrait Gallery

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are a copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds's fine portrait of John Hunter, executed by the skilful hand of Jackson before the original had fallen into its present hopeless state of decay...


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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, APRIL 26. Bankrupt:I.-HENRI? HieE8, Shailwell, glass-cutter-HERBERT Brims, Sheffield, grocer. FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, APRIL 29. Bankrupts.-Jour...

Tacchinarcli, the greatest tenor of his day, and the father

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of Madame Persiani, died at Florence a few days ago, at the age of eighty-seven. He was a little man, and far from handsome-a circumstance which sometimes led to desagremens on...


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- 11. Monday. Duality. Wads... . ?Aura. ?ride's S per Cen Consols 9F1 92+ Gas 694 Ditto for Account sit 984 sot 894 3 per Cents Reduced 91 921 181 89...

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At the private view of the Royal Academy, on Friday, this year's ex- hibition appeared decidedly above the average. Messrs. Mulready, Dyce, and Herbert, occupy the post of...