6 APRIL 1861

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The Emperor of Austria has made further concessions to Hungary..

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Since 1849 the Austrian code and system of procedure have been in force in that kingdom. It is the earnest wish of the Hungarians to replace them both by native laws, and Count...


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T HE week has been one of unusual dulness, the most noteworthy fact being the progress of the Danish question towards an armed solution. All the proposals made have been...

The discontent in Poland, now manifested for nearly six weeks,

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appears to acquire strength and consistency. A circular, it will be remembered; was issued by M. Mukhanoff, Minister of the Interior, urging the Polish peasants to remember that...

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The election of a member of Parliament to represent the

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county of Sutherland took place at Dornock, on Thursday. Sir David Dundas, who represented the county for many years previous to 1852, was proposed. No other candidate came...

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Jamaica has adopted the Encumbered Estates Law, and the pro-

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perty in the island, most of which is as encumbered as an Irish estate before 1840, will be brought gradually to the hammer.

vernrnent has officially declared that it will await attack, but

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it seems clear that it also expects it. The force in Venetia has been greatly strengthened, and General Benedek is collecting large commissariat stores. An order also has been...

These movements, which affect Austria even more than Turkey, increase

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the necessity for financial reform in Constantinople. With- out it no army can be organized, and accordingly the British Am- bassador has recommended to the Porte the financial...

The latest accounts from the United States, March 23rd, indicate

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no progress on the Northern side. The President is chiefly occupied with the division of the appointments in his gift among his followers. Mr. H. Adams has been appointed...

The event of the week in France has been the

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publication of a manifesto from Prince Murat, son of the beau sabreur, who was once King of Naples, and Caroline Bonaparte. He is, therefore, a nephew of Napoleon I., and an...

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Mr. Roebuck has been down to Sheffield to face his

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accusers, and has achieved a triumph such as falls to the lot of few. When he met his constituents on Monday in the Music-hall they would not hear him. They hissed, kicked the...

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The Easter Monday banquet at the Mansion-house was shorn of

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its glory by the absence of Ministers. There was a goodly gathering of notables, but the greatest lights were the Bishop of Ripon, Sir John Burgoyne, and Lord Clanricarde. The...

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hibit some slight diminution of the population ; but as

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the strength of an army does not depend so much on its mere numbers as on its discipline and its organization, so, depend upon it, the good condition of a country results far...

The annual meeting of the parishioners of St. Paul's, Pimlico,

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passed off this year without the usual uproar and scandal. Mr. Westerton retires, and is succeeded by Mr. Kingsbury. There was, however, a scene. A very dirty chimney-sweeper,...

Upwards of 23,0001. have now been collected and remitted by

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the Lord Mayor to Sir George Clerk, to be expended in aid of the famine- stricken people of North-Western India. But the horrible calamity will last so long that this is a...

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A great stride has been made this week in the

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progress of the builders' strike towards an end. The men have received no sym- pathy from public opinion, none from the press. The very trades' societies, not builders, have...

Three cadets from Addiscombe. College and one of the bandsmen

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of the London Irish Rifles have been fined for assaulti a the police at the Crystal Palace on Easter Monday. It seems that the , cadets present in the grounds foolishly formed...

Is it illegal to send the pauper children of London

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to Lancashire and apprentice them to the cotton manufacturers ? The latter, it seems, have for some time been endeavouring to get a supply of pauper children as apprentices....

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The inquiry into the great silk robbery was resumed in London this week. 1 n addition to Newton, who bought the silk, and Debock and Barker who took it to Derby, William Crane,...

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An exchange of notes has taken place between the Marquis dekzeglio and Lord John Russell, from which it appears that King Victor Emmanuel will hereafter be recognized as King of...


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WE have telegrams from Vienna. and Paris of yesterday's date, and one from Turin, of considerable interest, dated Thursday evening. They are as follows: " Vienna, Friday.—On the...


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Tun Queen and the Royal Family have removed to Osborne. Her Majesty , quitted Windsor Castle on Wednesday, and arrived the same evening at Osborne. In consequence of the very...

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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. DURING the week the markets generally have been flat through political distrust and a heavy demand for money previously to the 4th; but on...

The meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, which was adjourned

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on the 25th of March last, in consequence of the interment of the late Duchess of Kent, will take place on Monday, the 8th inst., at half- past eight p.m, at Burlington House,...

The Globe of last night gives some of the latest

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particulars respect- ing the "strike" in the building trade : "This morning our reporter had an interview with Mr. George Potter and one or two other ' leaders' of the present...


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BRITISH 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents Annuities 1880 Annuities 1885 (Last Official Quotation Austrian 5p. Ct. FUNDS. Friday....

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THE POSSIBILITIES OF WAR. T HE air is alive with the rumours of coming war. States- 1. men in countries where speech is permissible scarcely open their months without...

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TIENIMORE Cooper, in one of his social navels, which are scarcely read in England, declares that gossip in America has superseded law. The accused is tried on charges based on...


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"I' 'NEEDED," said Napoleon, at St. Helena, "ships, I. colonies, and- commerce," and the needs of the uncle are the objects of his more happily, situated nephew. The fetters...

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HERE are pleasant days, we fear, in store for Mr. Bright. T 1 All the signs of the times point to the conclusion that a period of adversity, or high prices, short work, and...

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VOLUNTEER CAMPAIGNING. T HE Volunteers have now made two experimental cam-

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paigns, on a very minute scale, and the result has made good the objections we took some weeks ago to these exhi- bitions. We ventured to state that the men were not fit for any...

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T HE British Admiralty has been assailed for twenty years with every variety of vituperation. Every admiral with a grievance—and the business of a British admiral is to have a...

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T HE Census papers have been distributed, and on the 15th of April the population of England will, for the ninth time, be ac- curately numbered. The public looks to the result...

THE INDIAN ARMY. nomy until existing interests are expended, when

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they will cease to exist as separate corps, all vacancies being filled up by Royal Artillery and Engineers. With regard to officers of Army and not merely regimental rank, they...

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IT. T HE last salmon season was a very unfavourable one; salmon was unusually scarce and, of course, proportionably dear. Weather, however, cannot be made to order ; and we do...

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THE opening of the Italian Opera-house has from time immemorial

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been considered the commencement of the London season; and of late years Easter has been the period of an event so interesting to the world of fashion. Now-a-days we have two...

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SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS. Tars society is not progressive. The present exhibition appears scarcely so good as that of last year. Few of the members improve ; many remain...

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'SILAS ALA.RNER, THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE.• " Suss MAnwEn" bears to George Eliot's former works much the re- lation Thackeray's "Esmond" bears to his more popular novels, or...

A full-length and life-size portrait of the Duchess of Wellington,

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painted by Mr. J. W. Walton, is on view for a few days at his studio in Saville-row. The duchess is depicted in fall court dress, holding a fan in one hand, with the other she...

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THE close connexion .of the various subjects which are discussed in Mr. Austin's work wouldnot, perhaps, be apparent. from a cursory examination of it, but a deeper study shows...

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Mu. burs, who is favourably - known to us as the author of a work entitled " Scotland in the Middle Ages," has attempted, in his Sketches of Early Scotch History, to open up the...

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Tan department of fiction which we have selected as the subject of our remarks on the present occasion has, as far as we know, not a single representative in the literature of...

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Timm is compensation in everything, and civilization has its draw- backs as well as its advantages. In the article of travel this is as much the case as anywhere else, though...

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IT is not unlikely that the title of this novel may exercise a some- . what repelling influence upon those vlio, like ourselves, are not warmly attached to the practice of...


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WHAT this history wants in freshness. of sulsject is compensated by the greater fulness and accuracy it owes to the time and the manner of its production. It has had the...

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she concludes that he does not love her, and acts

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in accordance with Now it has been demonstrated that the oxygen which the lu ngs a b- sorb from the inhaled air does not combine with the carbon of the his advice, trusting that...

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On the 7th Feb., at Shanghae, China, the wife of the Rev. John Hebson, British Chaplain, of a son. On the 19th Feb., at Jullunder, the wife of Philip Sandys Melvin, Esq.,...


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Bankrupts.—Jacob Isenberg and Daniel Myers, Skinner-street, Snow-bill, hoot and shoe warehousemen—William Freeman, Belper, Derbyshire, builder and contractor — John Edwards, Cwm...

Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt. By Earl Stanhope.

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Vols. I. and II. Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church. With an Introduction on the Study of Ecclesiastical History., By Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D., stn. Bloat's Guide...