5 OCTOBER 1861

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Half-time has fairly commenced in Lancashire, and Manchester is gloomy

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and apprehensive. It may be doubted, as we have argued in another place, whether the alarm is not greater than the danger re- quires, but it has been keenly felt through the...

The epidemic of murder, after a momentary lull, has begun

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to rage again, and one local paper contains, in a single issue, accounts of twelve murders. They are not any of them of much individual interest, but wo note with pain that the...

A movement has been commenced to establish a College for

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the City of London, and it is well supported. About six thousand men released from shops and offices by the early closing movement now attend evening classes for the purpose of...

An unusual event, a contest for the Lord Mayor's chair,

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has in- terested the City. The alderman next in rotation, Sir H. Muggeridge, was for many reasons unpopular with the Livery. He might, however, under other circumstances, have...

Lord Clarendon has been selected as Ambassador Extraordinary to Berlin

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on the occasion of the King's coronation, and will, we are told, leave on the 9th instant, taking with him Mr. W. Lester as private secretary, Arthur Cowell-Stepney, Esq., as...

The most interesting political event of the hour is the

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approach- ing visit of the King of Prussia to Compiegne. The semi-official journals of Paris allow that the visit is not intended "merely to exchange common-place courtesies,"...

Mr. Lindsay's speech, on Wednesday, was of course specially directed

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to his favourite topic—the Admiralty; but it shadowed out the line practical reformers must eventually take. They must, one day, demand economy on the old and best definition of...


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T WN speech of the week is Mr. Forster's lecture on the American crisis, delivered to his constituents at Bradford. It is really pleasant, among the columns of verbiage on...

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c 'rams.—The event of the week in Paris is the announcement

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that a pamphlet is about to appear on the visit of the King of Prussia to Compieg ne. His Majesty is expected on the 6th instant, and a pamphle t is coming out under the title...

ImPrint.—We have papers from America down to the 20th Sep-

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tember, and a telegram to the 24th. The latter announces that the town of Lexington, which has been the pivot of the contest in the State of Missouri, has capitulated to the...

General Fremont's proclamation, directing the emancipation of all slaves owned

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by rebels, has been disallowed by the President, with what effect remains to be seen. General Fremont has not resigned his command, but he is accused—formally, we mean—of an...

The negotiations for the intervention in Mexico appear to be

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de- layed by the unexpected hauteur of Spain. The Cabinet of Madrid, it would appear, believe that a junction with France and England 10 would hamper her designs, and announce...

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MONDAY, SEPTEN.BEE 30TII. A DARING burglary, accompanied by deliberate murder, was committed at Bilston, Staffordshire' on Sunday last. The premises of a tailor named Bagott,...

5islii.—Mazzini has addressed a letter to the operatives of Naples,

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who had sent him an address, thanking them for their esteem. He promises them social ameliorations, which, however, cannot be ob- tained until Italy is united. " We have all a...

5.54. — The Prussians are still exclusively occupied with the visit of

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the King to the Emperor Napoleon, with the coming corona- tion, and with subscriptions for the German fleet, a project vebe mently opposed by the Kin of Hanover. According to...

g ar k al .—The following telegram contains the only intelligence of int 7 e C s o t n;tantinople, Thursday.

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— The Porte has consented to the raising of the blockade of Montenegro, provided tliht Prince Nicholas an d his senators sign an engagement henceforth to respect the Turkr ap...

RIARiff. — The elections for the Municipal Council of Warsaw have Passed

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off quietly, and the electors have drawn up the following in- structions to the councillors : " 1. The kingdom of Poland, with Warsaw for its capital, in demanding its rights...

lashig. — The Austrian Government has recommenced absolute rule in Hungary. The

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County Committee of Pestle was, it will be remembered, dissolved by decree, but of course declared the decree illegal and resolved to meet. Apprehending their meeting would be...

ilatst.—On the 13th of July the settlers of Natal were

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informed officially that an invasion of Zulus, the great tribe of savages on their border, was expected, and 800 Queen's troops arrived for their protec- tion. The Governor had...

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A tel e gram from 'Vienna, published in the Nord of to-day, states that in the sitting of the Lower House of the Reichsrath, on Tuesday, M. Claudius moved for the immediate...


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CONSECRATION OF THREE BISHOPS.—The consecration of three Bishops of the Church of England—one English, one colonial, and one missionary, is ex- pected to take place in...


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A letter from Turin says : " Mention has been made of a note on the affairs of Rome drawn up by Baron Ricasoli and presented to M. Benedetti. An article in the Opinion speaks of...


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Subscriptions to the " OVERLAND FRIEND or Tama," 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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SETT. 27.—Her Majesty, accompanied by Princess Alice and Prince Louis of Hesse, and attended by Lady Churchill, drove yesterday to Loch Bulg, and rode thence on ponies to...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. As usual, the number of commercial bills falling due at the end of the quarter causes an additional demand for money, and hence there has been...


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ITALY. (By Telegram through M. Renter's Office.) Tunror, Oct. 4. LaTrEns from Venice state that a, strong naval expedition with troops on board had left that port for the...

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On the 2nd inst., at 68, Park-street, Grosvenor-square, the Hon. Mrs. Hervey St. John Mildmay, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 19th ult., at Repton, by the Rev. Harper Crewe,...

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, OCT. 1. Bankrupts—Charles Harris, Stratford-le-Bow, Essex,

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ironmonger -John Emin ton, Salisbury, leather-seller-Thomas Goldsmith, Norwich, baker-Jesse Frid lington, Scathorp Mill, Northamptonshire, miller-William and James Butter field,...


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Austrian......_.........__.... Op. Ct. French 44 p. Ct -f. -6. Belgian 41 Mexican 3 26} Ditto. ..... -.....—...- ........ - — Peruvian. 4 1 - Brazilian. 5 - 991...


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THE FEELING OF LIBERALS ON POLAND. T HE commentators on Montalembert have justly exposed the weakness of his recent appeal for Poland. The accomplished Legitimist laid himself...

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T ' policy of the greater part of the English press on the American war continues to be ambiguous and em- barrassing. A few weeks ago our respected contemporary, the Economist,...

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M REUTER is becoming a nuisance. Personally, we are s told, he is deserving of all commendation as a most energetic man who early perceived the monopoly the tele- graph must...

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THE MEETING AT COMPIEGNE. T HAT politicians should speculate on the

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visit of the King of Prussia to Compiegne is hardly a matter for sur- prise. There are quite sufficient facts to justify specula- tion. The Emperor Napoleon is known to rely on...

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COMMERCIAL PROSPECTS. T HE recent fall in the funds, a fall

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which has lasted a week, reflects a genuine, though we think exaggerated, feeling in the commercial world. It is apprehended, on several different grounds, that very hard times...


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W E sincerely hope we are not about to be dragged into a war with Japan, but the aspect of affairs is by no means reassuring. The outrage at Yokohama appears in the fuller...

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T HE watchful eye of Jenkins—that observant critic of men and manners—has been of late attracted and offended by the reed ess and, indeed, the unfashionable way in which his...

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A NOTHER champion for Austrian dominion in Italy has entered the lists. It is true that Mr. Bonamy Price differs as widely from Mr. Roebuck, as a very sensible and well-informed...

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fiat Ado.

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FRANKLIN MONUMENT. Mu. C. Blow, a young sculptor of a much promise, chiefly known by his statue of "Mendelssohn," the inauguration of which at the Crystal Palace last year will...

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CONSIDERABLE sensation has been created by the recent discoveries of Mr. Claudius Tarral, an English gentleman resident in Paris, where he is much esteemed for his personal...

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PROFESSOR QOLDWIN SMITH ON MODERN HISTORY.* TEE five lectures contained in this volume were delivered at intervals between 1859 and the present time. The series is not...

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Tnis is a very perfect specimen of one of the most perfect and har- monious, though least important and impressive, departments of English literature, the feminine delineations...

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ANGLO-SAXON CONQUEST OF BRITAIN.* Timm is somejustice in the claim

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of very learned men to be occa- sionally unintelligible to the mass. It is very wearisome, and some- times very injurious to waste time in perpetual explanations, to build, as...

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THE CHANNEL RAILWAY.* A mums book will one day be

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made up of the biographies of scientific i dreamers, the strange class of men in whom the practical and the imaginative seem both to be developed, though in such unequal de-...

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" Mother, there is an eloquence more convincing than words.' " ' But men have been known ere now to feign a passion; and recollect, my darling, that this one, though he may be...