4 MAY 1861

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TH E civil war in America, expected ever since the election of Mr. Lincoln, has begun in earnest. The fall of Fort Sumpter, re- ported last week, was regarded by both sides as...

national, and religious differences do not form an insurmountable obstacle

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to a national understanding. Austria is - powerful enough safely to carry out the development of her internal interests. She will in- spire no fear abroad; because we shall...

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The reconciliation between Garibaldi, Cavour, and Cialdini, is said to

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be perfect, but fears are expressed lest Garibaldi, who is singu- larly impressible, should be again worked on by his friends. He retires, however, for the present, to ,Caprera,...

The French Parliament is sitting, but little of importance has

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oc- curred, and letters are still filled with stories of Prince Napoleon and the pamphlet of the Due d'Aumale and the " affaire Mires. M. Mires is still, kept in close peyentive...

The Russian Government has endeavoured to defend itself before Europelorethe

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massacres At Warsaw. The Journal de St. Petersbourg decrlares-fliat the religious cesemonies ended in insults to the troops, the tinging of stones, and airattempten raise...

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Lord Mayor Cubitt gave a banquet on Wednesday to the

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leaders and the rank and file of "the great Counservative party." The Earl of Derby was, of course, the chief guest ; but nearly the whole of the late Ministry was present, _and...

The Turkish Government has proclaimed a blockade of Monte- negro,

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and the representatives of the five Powers pressed on-the Sultan the pacification of the province. The Trench and Russian Ambassadors - then demanded - that a European...

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The College of Physicians devised a scheme for granting licenses

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to practise physic to persons entitled to be registered as medical practitioners, and not restricted by any law from vending medicines and drugs. The Society of Apothecaries...

The persecution of Protestants in Spain has attracted great atten-

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tion in this country ; and on Tuesday Lord Shaftesbury presided over a meeting in St. James's Hall, intending to express sympathy on behalf of the persecuted. Five members of...

A proposal to open the Botanic Gardens of Dublin on

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Sundays has been vehemently rejected. At a meeting of the Royal Dublin Society there were only 18 for, and 129 against the proposal. One of the speakers, Dr. Gayer, pushed his...

At the annual meeting of the London City Mission, in

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Exeter Hall, some interesting facts were stated. The number of mis- sionaries employed last year was 389, who had paid 1,815,332 visits, of which 237,799 were to the sick and...

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Alderman Lawrence has committed one Seth Seymour for trial, on

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a charge of sending up to Newgate-market for sale the carcases of seven sheep unfit for human food. The striking part of the case was that Mr. Seymour is held to be, at...

Vtbatr aü Vrinttitings in Varliaintut.

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HOUSE OF LORDS. MOMay, April 29—The War in America ; Lord Wodehouse's Statement—Post-Office Savings Banks Bill read a third time and passed. Tuesday, April 30.—No business of...

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IRE Queen, the Prince Consort, and the Royal Family returned on Saturday from the Isle of Wight to Buckingham Palace. On Monday her Majesty gave audience to Dr. Philpott, who...

The Dublin Prison Board is at war with the Viceroy's

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govern- ment. The Board having dismissed Mr. Rawlins, the Deputy-Gover- nor, for alleged violation of duty, they were informed, by order of the Lord-Lieutenant, that the...

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IN the House of Peers, last night, Earl GRANVILLE brought up a message from the Crown, formally communicating an interesting fact. Tax LORD CHANCELLOR said that her Majesty...


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The Great Eastern—her directors keeping their word for the first time—stood out of Milford Haven for New - York on the 1st of May. "She has gone," says the Times — " for the...

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Adviees from New 'York to the 20th of April lave

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been received bylea ri graph 'from 'Queenstown. They are brief: "The Governor of land had informed President Lincoln that he would send troops or the protection of Washington,...


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STOCK EXCRABGE, FRIDAY AF'TERNOON. nu Money Market is decidedly tighter this week, and the rates lave advanced to-5 per cent. oven upon the best bills. Considerable anxiety is...


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3 per Cent Coissols Ditto for Account 3 Per Cents Reduced New 3 per ce n t s Annuities 1880 Annuities 1885 Bank Stook, 10 per Cent ..... India Stock, 104 per Cent Exchequer...


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Cm the 23rd nit., at The Friars, Cheater, Mrs. Thomas Helps, of a- daughter. On the 24th -ult., at The Whitt:ern, near Kingston, Herefordshire, the wife of Captain D. Topton...

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W E know at last the opinion of the silent North, and with the knowledge the lingering hope of averting civil war has suddenly disappeared. The attack on Fort Sumpter released...


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T HE Parliamentary chaos is regaining form. The object- less discussion on the budget, with which subaltern Tories wearied the country for two whole days, was ex- changed on...

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I T is the fashion just now to say the Whig party is extinct, and undoubtedly the word, as a party designation, is slipping out of use. A river, however, is not extinct because...


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T HE Government of India sees land, Despite the mis- chances of the last three years, the loss of a European army and the break down of all fiscal arrangements, of the death of...

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THE ENDOWED SCHOOLS. T HE failure to make a House on

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Tuesday stopped a motion of considerable interest. Mr. Duff was to move for a royal commission to inquire into the discipline, studies, and revenues of Eton, Winchester,...

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THE STATES OF THE DANUBE. T HE most prominent, and perhaps

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the greatest misfortune of our position in Turkey is that it offers no alterna- tives. According to diplomatists, we must either support the Sultan against the world, his...

THE PERSECUTIONS IN SPAIN. A MEETING, very fairly attended, was

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held on Tuesday, -El_ at St. James's Hall, to petition her Majesty to inter- fere on behalf of the persecuted Protestants in Spain. It was affirmed, and truly, that numbers of...

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TA ORD Elcho is about to ask Mr. Gladstone if he will consent to grant a sum of money - in aid of the volun- teer movement. The calculation is that about one pound sterling per...

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W E may say that for just twenty years a royal commission, com- posed of our statesmen most distinguished for their taste and knowledge of the fine arts, of our historians and...

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THE reproduction of -Guillaume Teti at the Royal Italian Opera

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last week was postponed at the dleventh hour, owing to the sudden in- disposition of M. Fatere; bat it took place on Tuesdaylast, and the performance was repeated on Thursday....

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SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS. THE private view of this daightful exhibition took place -on Satur- day last, and despite the damp, oral, and darkness of the -day, was...

There was a great Festival performance of The Creation at

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the Crystal Palace, on Wednesday. The choral and instrumental band consisted of three thousand performers ; and the solo singers were Mlle. Titiens, Madame Rudersdorff, Mr. Sims...

The Philharmonic Society's concert of Monday last was of more

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than ordinary interest. It included Mendelssohn's Symphony in C minor, the first work of the author heard in England—a work written by a boy of fifteen and holding a place among...

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B 0.0 K S.

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EARLY AND MIDDLE AGES OF ENGLAND.* Ix 1855 4 the Times, in commenting on an educational speech of Lord John Russell, drew attention to the fact that when a young man of...

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EXILED from France, after the coup d'Etat of December 2, 1851, M. Alphonse Esquires passed first to Belgium. From Belguim he migrated to Holland, and recognizing the benefits...

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IT is a very difficult task to form a fair and dispassionate estimate of the merits of a work which, like that now before us, is written from a point of view diametrically...

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the Siege of Delhi we have a new contribution to the literature of the Great Indian Rebellion of 1857. Written from his own manuscript notes, by one who professes to have been...

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RAGGED LONDON.* WERE it in the nature of the English

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people ever to despair of a good work to which they have once set their hands, we might have some fear for Mr. Hollingshead's book, lest it should receive less at- tention than...


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Account of the Formation of the Manchester Field - Naturalists' Societf : with Report of the Committee for the Year 1860. London: Whit- taker.—It appears that about a year ago,...

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The Africans at Home ; being a Popular Description of

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Africa and the Africans, condensed from the Accounts of African Travellers from the Time of Mungo Park to the present day. By the Rev. IL M. Macbriar, M.A., &c. With map and...

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Bankruptcies Anaulled.—William Barclay Stewart, Manchester, yarn agent—Edwin Levrthwaite, Halifax, Yorkshire, watchmaker—Peter Scott, Liverpool and Newcastle, timber merchant....