7 AUGUST 1852

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The harvest operations of 1852 have not, like those of

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ordinary years, begun in the South and crept leisurely Northward. We read in the same newspaper of reaping begun in Middlesex, De- vonshire, and on the shores of the Moray i...


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Now that the elections are over, one hears the question ten times a day, when will Parliament meet ? The makers of the new House of Commons are, naturally, a little impatient to...

The Summer Assizes are drawing to a close. There has

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been no great pressure at any of-them, and "maiden assizes" have not been singular. This fact rather militates against the views of certain Anti-Free-trade alarmists, who,...

M. Lamartine as well as M. Odillon Barrot declines the

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am- biguous and compromising honour of being elected a member of the General Councils under the existing Government of France. Nor is it merely the leading intellects who...

The emigration-returns for the first four months of the current

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year show a considerable increase in the aggregate number of emi- grants to Australia ; nothing, however, to palliate the entire de- rangement of the emigration-transport...

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Or Court.

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Tire Queen and the Royal Family continue at Osborne, alternating the pleasures of land and sea excursions. Her Majesty has had many dis- tinguished visitors during the week. The...


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The old Crystal Palace has not yet been quite removed from Hyde Park, but a new one is already rising at Sydenham. On Thursday a gay and distinguished company left London by...

England and the United States seem destined, like some testy

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relations, albeit they love each other passing well, to be always snapping and growling at each other. An English squadron has been sent to protect our Colonial fishermen in the...

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Cho Vrouincto.

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Mr. W. J. Fox, the late Member for Oldham, and Mr. Heald, the late Member for Stockport, have come forward to fill the vacancy made by the death of Mr. Duncuft. In his speech...

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According to arrangement, the inquest at Six-mile Bridge was resumed on Tuesday. A large body of troops, horse and foot, occupied the village, and encamped on a lawn before the...

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Fouigu Ault Calnuint Fnaxcs.—President Bonaparte has at length reconstructed his

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Ministry* M. Achille Fould, of Hebrew origin, formerly Minister of Finances, has been placed at the head of the Council, under the title of Minister of State ; Casablanca...


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The most distant of the elections—that of Orkney and Shetland—ter- minated on Saturday last in the return of Mr. Dundas ; who has beaten the Earl of Derby's Lord-Advocate, Mr....

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" - The following Treasury order has been issued, prohibiting the vending of chicory under the name of coffee, but leaving every dealer at liberty to dispose of each article...

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The Stebonheath, from Port Phillip, arrived yesterday, with accounts to

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the 22d April, and 60,000 ounces of gold. The produce of the mines was steadily increasing, and at the latest date amounted to about 100,0001. a week. The revenue of Victoria...


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SATURDAY. The condition of France affords the only political subject this morning. M. Bonaparte's progress towards imperial power is decided, marked, and unchecked. The new...

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The melancholy mad career of Drury Lane has ended in

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an early clos- ing movement.

The prospectus of a new Australian bank has just been

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issued : to be a chartered company; and to be called the London Chartered Bank of Aus- tralia. The Chairman is Mr. Duncan Dunbar, the extensive shipowner. Banking would appear...

Dr. Dixon ' one of the Professors at Maynootb, has been

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chosen as the worthiest of three candidates for the vacant Roman Catholic Primacy in Ireland. His rivals were Dr. Kieran, and Dr. M'Nally, Bishop of Clogher.

Dr. Rampold, an eminent Bavarian anatomist, *EIS iotind murdered in

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his room at the Eslingen hospital on the 19th fBf July. Robbery seems to have been the object,


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The Post-office return for the year 1851, published a few days ago, fur- nishes, like its predecessors, matter worthy of careful consideration. The number of letters was 3604...

Of Outing.

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It is a useful as well as a graceful thing for a person of high rank and station to cultivate art. It indicates a native refinement of character, while it heightens that...

A charge has been brought against the Lady Superior of

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the Roman Ca- tholic nunnery at Norwood, Madame de l'Espinasse, of having ill-treated and insufficiently supplied with food a young girl named Griffiths. The case was opened at...

The Queen was to start about noon today, "weather permitting,"

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on a cruise Eastward, having Antwerp for her destination. Another report is that her Majesty will first go to Jersey and Guernsey.


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Sinister reports of a deficient harvest, and of the existence of the potato- disease both in England and Ireland, have operated prejudicially...

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LISTENING FOR THE FIRST GUN. Two Englishmen are standing high up amid the fortifications that strengthen the rock of Gibraltar, outpost of England ; one of the two an officer...

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Twin within the year we have called the attention of our readers to the efforts made by the Graduates of London University to ob- tain a place in the corporation which grants...


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Moan than one political friend has challenged our attention to the conduct of the Roman Catholic priests during the elections in Ire- land, as being dangerous to the free...

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The causes for this untoward state of things appear to

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be two- fold. In the first place, the Commission was wrongly composed; and in this part of his confession Major Dawson is not quite ex- plicit, probably because his own...

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EXCURSION-TRAINS A DANGEROUS NUISANCE. "HALF-A-CROWN, there and back "—an excursion-train

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starts on Sunday, lands you at the most celebrated place within thirty miles of London, pews you some hours for roaming, and brings you back—all for the low sum of two-and....


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Sows we have begun to point out the necessity for placing lunatics under some kind of responsible treatment, there has been a con- spiracy of events to enforce that position. In...

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RED, it is said, enrages the bovine race ; but we doubt the fact, stated as a peculiar trait. The thousands of instances in which old women with red cloaks, farmers with red...


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" VOLENTT non fit injuria "—if passengers are willing to travel and be smashed or crippled, they cannot complain or recover damages. That is the doctrine nakedly and formally...

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SIR — Pursuing the subject of my last letter, I will, as briefly as I can, place before your readers some practical suggestions for such a reform in our law of Reef Property as...

Pflug to tht abr.

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THE OXFORD COMMISSION REPORT. Oaklands, Dursley, 31st July 1852. Sin — In my last letter on the Report of the Oxford Cemmission, inserted in your paper of June 26th, there...


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SIR — In your remarks on Mr. Lingen's letter, in your paper of July 24, you say that " no consideration couldjustify the votes of electors against their own political...

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THORPE'S SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY AND POPULAR TRADITIONS. * SEVERAL efforts have been made to popularize the ancient litera- ture of the North, but without much success. This may...

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Pownit of reflection and some knowledge of life and character, though in its less reputable classes, are the characteristic of these " Vagaries." Mr. Wellington Cairnes fails in...


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Mens.mx Pars is the widow of a French physician, who was induced by a variety of " untoward circumstances " to go to Algeria, at an age no longer young, in order to join her...

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TROWEli t t3 HIITSPOT. * THE object of the writer of this fiction

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is less to produce a story secundum artem, than to contrive a vehicle for exhibiting his ideas of certain evils of society, especially those which arise from the abuses of the...


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BOOKS. Two Years on the Farm of Uncle Sam. With Sketches of his Loca- tion, Nephews, and Prospects. By Charles Casey. Our Iron Roads; their History, Construction, and Social...

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[From the Official Return.] Ten Weeks Week of 1841-50. of 1831. Eymotis Diseases 8,806 .... 305 Dropsy, Cancer, and other diseases of uncertain or variable seat 426 .......


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Wan-orrice. Aug. 3.-12th Foot—Lieut.-Gen. R. G. H. Clarges, C.B. from 73d Foot, to be Colonel, vice General the Hon. R. Meade, dec. 73d Foot—Major-Gen. R. B. Macpherson, C.B. to...


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On the 30th July, at Keith Hall, N.B., the Wife of Captain Peter Lamm Hawker, of a son. On the 30th, at Newton Rectory, in the Isle of Ely, the Wife of the Bev. James W....


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Anstmatior, July 30.—The following promotions have this day taken place, conse- quent on the death, on the 29th instant, of Admiral of the Blue Sir J. W. Loring, K.C.B. K.C.H.:...


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Tuesday, August 3. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.—Churchill and Beane, Tunbridge Wells, merchants— E. and T. Twynam, Bishopstoke, agriculturists—Twynam and Co. Northam; Hamp- shire,...

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BRITISH FUND 8. (Closing Pekes.) &Ward. Monday. Twasday. WideM. Mkan. Priaaga 3 per Cent Consols 1001 1001 1001 100 100 Ditto for Account 1001 1001 100 100 95 / 3...