5 JANUARY 1850

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NEWS. FOREIGN COUNTRIES. America—Congress--Speakership, 5, 30; message, 30 ; reports of secretaries, 31 ; California—slave 177, 272, 917, 464; compromisq ry, 79A 87 , 1, 919,...

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DISTINGUISHED from the staler and minor subjects of political ac- tivity, this week, is the newly-organized coalition of independent politicians to obtain the reform of Colonial...

Ireland is in a curious pbrensy of reasonableness. The Protec-

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tionists are making great exertions to "demonstrate "their strength ; and if in some cases they have got up effectual parades of numbers, in others their active efforts have...

T ir . e .Trench Assembly has been engaged in a long and somewhat -

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confused detitul----,„ T ir . e .Trench Assembly has been engaged in a long and somewhat - confused detitul----,„ whirh exhibits both Government and the several treaty concluded...

The North American mails still follow suit in the accounts

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both from Washington and Montreal. After fifty-one divisions, the American House of Representatives was still unable to effect an election of Speaker ! " Republican...

The annual winding-up of accounts in several sections of the

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commercial world shows a manifestly prosperous state of affairs and a continued improvement. The exports and imports display a considerable increase ; in the woollen and cotton...

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(6't Court.

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Tar Queen and Prince Albert, with their children, personally witnessed the distribution of her Majesty's New Yea?s gift of food and raiment to the . poor of Windsor, on Tuesday....

the departing year; when twelve o'clock had struck the lights

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a wafted by the rising and falling breeze. At midnight a deep-toned bell tolled the hour ; the gas lights waned simultaneously, in signification of sprang up, and the hall was...

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The Protectionist demonstrations in the agricultural districts are con- tinued. At a meeting of the " landowners, occupiers, and tradesmen of Driffield and its neigbourhood," on...

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The Irish Protectionist movement meets with little sueeer oven among its own friends, and it has called up demonstration of hostility in an unex- pected quarter. A meeting was...

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A correspondent of the Times, signing himself " A Highlander," has called attention to the present condition and prospects of the inhabitants of the West Islands and Highlands...

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forttgu out[ Catmint. •

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Fnance.—The Assembly debated during Friday, Saturday, and Monday, whether or not France should intervene more energetically in the quarrel y between Buenos Ayres and Monte Video...

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The returns of the Board of Trade for the month ending the 5th De- cember, issued on Thursday morning, show an increase in the experts of A74,993/. over the corresponding month...

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It is fully anticipated that there will be an election

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at Windsor imme- cliately after the meeting of Parliament, in consequence of the expected. retirement of Lord John Hay, one of the Lords of the Admiralty, recently appointed...

The Irish residents in Manchester and Salford held a public

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meeting on Thursday evening, in the Corn Exchange, to present an address to Mr. John Bright, M.P., thanking him for the manner in which he had.. 4 advocated the claims of...


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SATURDAY. ' The Revenue-tables will be made up this evening, but an anticipatory - account of them has already found its way into the Times. Upon the whole the revenue seems to...

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The story of earpertin-lreri—one of the numerous productions of the

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Countess d'Anois—has furnished Mr. Planche with a subject for the Lyceum, not abounding in incidents or histrionic opportunities, but af- fording a vehicle for some of the most...

In the French Legislative Assembly, the Committee of supplementary credits,

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to whom M. Rance's resolution on the subject of the Monte Video expedition was referred, affirmed the principle of the resolution on Thursday. " It was resolved by a majority of...

On the strength of its pantomime and its low prices,

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Drury Lane con- tinues to draw crowded audiences. Mr. Anderson has likewise been fortunate in the debut of a Mrs. Winstanley ; who answers exactly to the description of a "fine...

t41 Orem.

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If, on surveying the four burlesques produced this Christmas, we are to give the palm to the one which displays the highest degree of literary merit, we unhesitatingly select...


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Some of the daily papers have been reviving the question of the expe- diency of a second Italian Operahouse in London, and of the future pros- pects of the establishment in...

The Haymarket burlesque of the Ninth Statue, founded on the

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well- known Arabian tale, is a superior production of its class. The Messrs. Brough have constructed their story well, and have written smart dia- logue ; while the manager, by...


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3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cent Reduced 31 per Cents shut ees 7 97 1 981 i Danish 3 per Cents Dutch 21 per Cents Ditto 4 per Cents Mexican 5 per Cents 1846...

The Adelphi burlesque of .Frankenstein is very strongly cast ;

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employing Wright, Bedford, 0. Smith, and Miss Woolgar ; and a conflagration is well managed : but as for the piece itself—oh, Messrs. Brough!

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At a room in the house formerly occupied by Miss Linwood in Lei- meter Square is exhibited a moving panorama, representing several views in the neighbourhood of Port Nicholson...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. lic in the _pages of the Horning Chronicle, Spectator, and Horning foa l; and I conclude therefore, that the matter to which it relates—Colonial...


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OF THE SPECTATOR. Cape Clear, hat January 1860. Wind, Nor'-west, fresh &reeve. t. Sin—On Saturday last I was startled from my afternoon nap by the boom of a gun ; and, looking...

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'111E NEW " SOCIETY FOR TILE REFORM OP COLONIAL GOVKRNMENT." No political movement of late yearei has been so urgently needed, or so strikingly calculated to relay-Mite our...

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Sin ROBERT PnnL's example, in aiding his tenantry with capital for improvements, would no doubt be more readily and generally accepted but for one slight difficulty—the...


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P.Anr,v in last session, when the Colonial Office was reproached with the troubled state of various colonies, that Department, by means of Mr. Hawes, pointed to Canada, and...

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LA PRESSE is distinguished among Paris journals for an audacious self-reliance on journalist ability, and with the vices of audacity it possesses not a few of the good...

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Tarn cry for cheap gas, which has been heard periodically in the City of London for the last twenty-five years, has been answered to the full. The citizens are now doubly armed....


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WEST principle is to regulate the allowance of poor-relief ? Even at this day, after we have had a poor-law for centuries, have re- vised it many times, and have in suspense...

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JONES'S RECOLLECTIONS OF CNANTRET.. Wuzx we remember the station from - which Chantrey rose, the position which he reached, and that he had no patrons till he was pretty well...


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CAN ph count a hundred ? Probably you have advanced thus far in the science of arithmetic, and in flat case you can say whether a second hundred begins before the first is...

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HEPWORTH DIXON'S PRISONS. * THE research necessary for the Life of

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Howard seems to have given Mr. Dixon a turn for prisons, and led him to investigate the actual condition of those of London, as well as to inquire into their former state. The...

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KING'S COPE. * IN lesser matters this fiction is an improvement

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upon the writer's previous novel of Mr. Warrenne. The descriptions have as much truth and greater breadth; the characters are touched off with more point in style, if not with...

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Books. Tan New Year has been distinguished by an extraordinary influx of pub- lications, many of considerable mark and merit, but, when closely looked et, not so promising as...

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Tuesday, January 1. Eawraarrourrs Ihasovran.—J. and ./. D. Garrett, Seaford Row, Walworth, plumbers—Hodgson and Walbran, Watling Street, warehousemen—Day and Shear- man,...


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OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, Dec. 29, 1801—Royal Beet. of Artillery—Gent. Cadets to be Sec. Limns.: R. Oldtield, vice Richards, promoted; H. M. G. Purvis, vice Hope, promoted; W. H....


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On the 25th December, the Countess Ferrers, of a daughter. On the 26th, at Hyde House, Gloucestershire, Mrs. Joseph Bowatead, of adaughter. On the 28th, the Wife of Captain A....

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BRITISH 3 per Cent Consols Saterd. shut Monday. Tuesday. Wednes Thurs. Frida y . Ditto for Account 951 ex cl. 961 964 96} 961 97 3 per Cents Reduced 951 961 aaa 97 31...