10 MARCH 1860

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STILL uppermost in men's minds, the Italo-European question has rapidly assumed a definite shape within the last fortnight. The English propositions have done this much....

The e annexation of Savoy and the county of Nice to the

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French enipire' 1 / 4 is now formally made dependent upon the aggrandize- ment of Piedmont; and M. Thouvenel hangs it as a pendant to his famous proposal for the settlement of...

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The reception of the Volunteer officers by the Queen, the

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dinner under the chairmanship of the Duke of Cambridge, and the ball in the evening, mark a period in the history of the at- tempt to create a permanent reserve force among the...

Ethatts ant Vrnmitings in Varliamtnt.

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. HOUSE OF LORDS. Monday, March 5. Administration of Poison Bill, read a second time. Tisesday, , March 6. Annexation of Savoy and Nice Lord...

Mr. Byng's motion for an address to the Crown approving

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of the treaty has met with no other opposition than verbal criti- cism. Sir Hugh Cairns, on the part of the Conservatives, de- clared that he should be sorry to see the treaty...

The debate in the Prussian Chamber is useful as showing

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that a certain bitter section of the Roman Catholic persuasion is ani- mated by the same spirit all over Europe ; that, nevertheless, there are honest German hearts that beat in...

The return of Mr. Deasy for Cork is far more

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than a party triumph. Not only have the Tories, in league with Dr. Cullen, been defeated ; but what is of more moment, Dr. Callen has himself been rebuked in his attempt to...

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On Wednesday, the Queen held a Court in St. James's Palace, exclu- sively for the reception of officers of Volunteer Corps ; who mustered about 2500. Several hundreds were...

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Mr. Leslett has resigned his seat for Worcester, being compelled

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to take that step by ill-health. The Conservatives put up a Mr. Hardy, but he has withdrawn, and now the only candidate in the field is Mr. Padmore, a Liberal. At a meeting...


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A deputation from the Lancashire Reformers' Union, headed by several Members of Parliament, waited UponIord John Russell, on Satur- day, to claim for Lancashire a larger share...

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Tan QUEEN held a Court on Wednesday afternoon at St. James's Pa- lace, for the reception exclusively of officers of Volunteer Corps. About 2500 officers, representing the...

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The freedom of the city of Glasgow is to be conferred on Sir John Lawrence on the 3d of April. The strike among the Scotch iron-workers continues. The ironmasters of the West...

Mr. Deasy, the Attorney-General for Ireland, was reelected by a

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ma- jority of 2279. The declaration of the poll at Cork was made on Mon- day, when the numbers were — for the Attorney-General 5674, for Lord Campden 3395. It is broadly stated...

farrign nub Culnuial.

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I Si IP.—The bill intended to give effect to the treaty is in course of preparation. Count de Momy, in his opening speech, administered a strong dose of modified free-trade...

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TVarbleton, Hurst Green, 2d March 1860. Srit—I am requested to acknowledge through your columns the receipt of 10s. from E. P., for the benefit of the families of the...


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According to the Sunderland Times, a new maritime Treaty with France is in process of preparation, and Mr. Cobden is busy with the authorities, giving them the benefit of his...


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Bankrupts.—GEORGE HAYMAN, Portsmouth. victualler—JOILY PEARCE, Holborn Hill, woollendraper—JAmEs COLLINS, Oxford, paper-maker—GEomom FREDERICK MILLS, Tamworth, innkeeper—CHARLES...

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SATURDAY MORNING. The adjourned debate on the commercial treaty was resumed last night by Mr. HORSMAN, who moved an addition to the address, to the effect that, in the opinion...


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Some Correspondents send us letters without any guaranteee of authenticity. As a consequence we are compelled to put them aside ; since we cannot insert any communication which...


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STOGIE EXCHANGE, FRIDAY Arrmtamos. The Consol Market opened on Monday at considerable depression, owing to increased political distrust with regard to Italian affairs....

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THE GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL. Tin great fact outside the Reform Bill of Lord John Russell is that beyond certain circles which have a sort of professional lien upon the question,...

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THE return of Mr. Richard Deasy for the county of Cork is a fact of less political than of social significance. It is not solely, nor even mainly as a supporter and sub-officer...


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Is Mr. Gladstone's proposal to repeal the tax on paper were ever in danger of rejection, the Commissioners of Inland Revenue have given the coup de grace to its opponents. In...

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Sin DE LACY EVANS has moved his resolution for an address to the Crown praying her Majesty to effect the gradual reduction of the system of buying and selling commissions in the...


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THE path of the journalist is beset with pitfalls and snares of the law; and, but for the continual exercise of a generous acquies- cence on the part of the public in the belief...

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On Friday evening, the 2d instant, Professor H. R Roscoe gave a lecture " On the Measurement of the Chemical Action of the Solar Rays," and explained the construction of the...


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THE FIELD -MARSHAL OF FOX-R1INEIRG. * THE Field-Marshal of Fox-hunting was the honourable designa- tion conferred on the late Thomas Assheton. Smith, by the great Duke of...

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MR. RAWTHORNE'S ITALIAN ROXANCE. • No one can read many pages

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of Mr. Hawthorne's new romance without feeling satisfied that the seven or eight years which have elapsed since the publication of its last predecessor have not been wasted as...

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NEW NOVELS.* The Man of the People is a story

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almost of the present age, for it relates to a period within the memory of more than one living generation, and yet it is as truly an historical novel as if its scenes were laid...

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Mr. K. R. H. Mackenzie, who is preparing . a history of the English Hornbook formerly used in the Dame Schools in England and Scotland, solicits assistance in collecting facts...


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The pressure on our space last week compelled us to forego our intention of noticing the principal magazines of the month, Blackwood, Fraser, the Cornhill, and Macmillan, all of...

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There is nothing fresh respecting our musical Theatres, except the an- nouncement put forth by Mr. E. T. Smith, the present Lessee of Drury Lane, and the new Lessee of her...

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During the past week, there has been more than wonted activity in the theatrical world, and novelties have been produced in all directions. The most important is a version of...

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On the 27th of February, at St. John's Lodge, the Wife of the Rev. Dr. Bateson, Master of St. John's College, of a daughter. On the 4th of March, at Slains Castle,...


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ER IT I S H FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) Saturd. Monday. Tuaday. Wanes. 941 34 1 94 94/ 1 171 171 2303 2301 23 25 23 23 par 4 FOREIGN FUNDS. (Last Official Quotation during the...