13 JULY 1844

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The mail-packet from the West Indies brings accounts of local

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disturbances among the Negroes. In Jamaica, some Creole Negroes on an estate near Kingston, who had " struck" for high wages, attacked a party of African immigrants, who were...


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Ix the retrospect of this week's Parliamentary business, the debate on the Railway Bill shows like Aaron's rod swallowing up all its neighbours. Something there does appear of...

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tbatts anti Vrocutrings in Varliantent.

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LEGISLATION FOR RAILWAYS. On the question of the second reading of the Railways Bill, in the House of Commons, on Monday, Mr. GISBORNE, as a member of the Committee on...

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gbe eourt.

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THE London season for the Court terminated on Wednesday ; on which day the Queen, Prince Albert, and the Royal infants, left Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle ; proceeding...

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Ebt Ifftetropolis.

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On Saturday, a meeting of noblemen and gentlemen connected with Ireland was held at the Freemasons Tavern, for the purpose of forming an Irish Society, with the view of...

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Zbe 1Pro6inces.

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Birmingham has been in a state of excitement the whole of this week with preparations for the election of a Representative in the room of the late Mr. Scholefield. At a meeting...

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Mr. James Kelly, a thoroughgoing Repealer, has been elected Mem- ber for Limerick City ; there being no opposition. Mr. Kelly was nominated by the late Member, Sir David Roche....

ffortiqn anti OSolonial.

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FRANCE.—The prospect of war with Morocco continues to engross most attention in the French papers. M. Guizot has been called upon in both Chambers to explain the intentions of...

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SATURDAY NIGHT. Both Houses of Parliament were busily occupied last night. In the Lords, Earl RIPON, in reply to questions by the Marquis of CLANRICARDE, said there was no...


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A Cabinet Council was held on Monday afternoon, at the Foreign Office. The King of Saxony arrived at Bristol on Sunday morning ; and after attending church, viewed the beauties...

The House of Commons had an extra sitting today ;

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chiefly for the purpose, it was supposed, of proceeding with the discussion of the Rail- way Bill in Committee. Mr. GLADSTONE, however, moved the post- ponement of the Committee...

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The Liberal party in London has lost one of its

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best as well as most able and active members, by the sudden death of Mr. John Travers. The event, and some of its circumstances, are thus announced in the Morning Chronicle- "...

Accounts from Madrid, to the 5th instant, confirm the report

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that an army of between 6,000 and 7,000 men had been ordered to assemble at Algesiras, for the purpose of being embarked for Ceuta. The resigna- tion of the Marquis de Villuma...

he New York packet-ship Garrick arrived at Liverpool on Friday

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; brin ging intelligence from New York to the 26th June. It relates chiefly to Mexico and Texas, and is of no very prominent interest. Commercial matters in New York remained...

The nomination of candidates for the representation of Birmingham took

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place yesterday morning. Mr. William Scholefield was nominated by Mr. Alderman Matthews, seconded by Alderman Phillips ; Mr. Spooner was proposed by Mr. W. C. Alston, seconded...

The Journal des Debate, speaking of the contemplated railways of

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France, supplies this illustration of the beauties of Government manage- ment—" Les chemins de fer, apris dir armies de discussion, soot sores victorieux de l'enceinte de la...

No fewer than three incendiary fires occurred on Wednesday and

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Thursday last week, at the village of Sproatley, near Hull. The Seventieth Infantry, which has got into very bad odour with the people of Leeds from the late riotous conduct of...

A letter from Venice, dated the 28th June, mentions that

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a violent storm occurred in the night of the 16th, in the province of Padua. " It uprooted large trees, threw down two substantially-built houses, four barns, and a mill,...

The Gazette of last night announces the following appointments— Lord

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Heytesbury, to be Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland ; Sir Henry Har- dinge and Sir Edmund Lyons, to be Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath ; Major James Agnew, to be Colonial...

Lord Wodehonse used his privilege as a Peer, at one

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of the earlier sittings this week, to make a very indiscreet, violent, and indeed abusive attack, on the reporter of the Times who has been investigating the causes of the...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The usual effect of the issue of money consequent upon the payment of the Dividends is to produce a rise in the price of the Public...

A letter from Rome states, that on the 17th of

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last month, and the three following days, the town of Palestrina was visited with shocks of an earthquake. No person perished.

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THE Italian Opera increases in attraction as the season draws towards its close : not only on the extra Thursdays, but every night, this immense theatre is crowded almost to...

SHAKSPERE and SHERIDAN flourish at Sadler's Wells ; where Comedy

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and Tragedy share each week between them. The Rivals has suc- ceeded the School for Scandal ; Hamlet and King John are announced to follow Macbeth and Othello; and Virginius has...

The Prize Comedy still lingers on the Haymarket stage ;

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elicit- ing occasional hisses, by way of protest on the part of the public against the decision of the judges. The half-price visiters are nume- rous; for people can say they...

Mr. CHARLES KEMBLE has been giving a second series of

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his Read- ings of Shakspere, at the St. James's Theatre; where they are effective, and have drawn good audiences of playgoers. Mr. KEMBLE'S declama- tory style of elocution...

Martin Chuzzlewit has commenced its theatrical career most auspiciously at

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the Lyceum : the characters as they appear are welcomed with the cordiality of old acquaintance, and the fidelity of the stage-tableaux to the groups in the pictures is...

Miss CLARA. SEYTON'S Lecture on Comedy, having drawn numerous audiences

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at the West-end, is now heard in the City, under Mayoral patronage. We shall next hear of Mr. KEMBLE reading SHAKSPERE at the Mausionhouse.

The season of the French Plays closes finally on Monday

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next. Madame ALBERT—the alpha and omega in the St. James's list of stars—having been reengaged, has played on the last few nights together with Mademoiselle Di.JAZET and M....

The burlesque of Aladdin at the Princess's, called The Wonderful

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Lamp in a New Light, has made a palpable hit. It is not one of Mr. A'BE.citETr's happiest productions of the kind ; for he has travestied the melodrama rather than the original...


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The Pilgrim, Rawlings, from Calcutta to Liverpool, put back the 5th May, to repair. The Duke of Wellington, Coles, from China to London, put into Batavia, 25th Feb. in a leaky...

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EITHER Ministers are of opinion that mill-owners are to be dealt with upon quite different principles from railway-proprietors, or their own principles of legislation have been...


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INTERESTS. THE Legislature is swayed, if not by interest, yet by Interests. King, Lords, and Commons, are after all but the officers to exe- cute the behests of the Interests,...

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THE decorum which of old characterized the proceedings of the Upper House appears to have departed. The Peers are as bad as the Commons, if not worse. They snarl at each other,...


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COUNTING-OUT is a natural and necessary law of the House of Com- mons. Members who have been victims to it grumble, and next minute practise it themselves : Mr. Husia complains...


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THOSE who recollect by what means the PEEL Government over- came difficulties during the first year of its existence, and how during the next year the difficulties began to...

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GOOD King JAMIE, according to Sir WALTER SCOTT, fairly worked his royal person into a fit of crying by his own pathetic description of his own funeral-obsequies. Sir WALTER...


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BIOGRAPHY. The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon; with Selections from his Correspondence. By Horace Twiss, Esq., one of her Majesty's Counsel. In three volumes...

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Is in some sort a didactic fiction ; the object of the author being to exhibit the effect of two kinds of female education, " the one careful and conscientious, the other...


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From July 5th to July lith. Boo sts. Observations in Europe, principally in France and Great Britain. By JOHN P. DURBIN, D.D., President of Dickinson College. The Blackwater...

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EIGHTH PHILHARMONIC CONCERT—MONDAY, JULY 8. PAST I. Sinfonia Eroica BEETHOVEN. Song. MS. " Ach Herr," Herr STAUDD1L NICOLAI, Trio, Two Violoncellos and Double Bass, Mr....

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WAR•OFFICE, July 12. -17th Light Drag s . - Ii. W. Lindow, Gent , to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Hobson, promoted ; W. I. - Anderton, Gent. to be Cornet, by purchase, vice...


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Tuesday, July 9. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Sharp and Cook, New Yard, Great Queen Street, bookbinders-M. and I. Thomp- son, Hebburn, Durham, grocers-Hepworth and Micklethwaite,...


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BIRTHS. On the 1st July, the Lady of the Rev. J. E. HARVEY, Rector of Winchcomb, Glouces- tershire, of a daughter. On the 2d, at Glendaruel House, N.B., the Lady of Aims....

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BRITISH FUN DS. (Closing Prices.) Saturday Monday. Tuesday. Wedges. Thurs. Friday. 3 per Ceut. Coosols Ditto fur Account 99 ex r.1. 1 99 98/ 99 99 99 99 99 994 994 99 99 3...