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annual financial statement. lie was afraid it was useless to expect lhat they could go back to the expenditure of former years.—Tbe report was agreed to.—-Tho Ciisscsni-on of the Excneousa obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend The law relating to the purchase of Government annuities, through the medium of savings banks, and the granting of life assurances by Government. At present sums can be received for deferred annuities only in large amounts, and the objects of the bill were to enable them to take smaller sums through the medium of the Post-Office savings banks. At present Government can grant life assurances to the amount of 1001., but only to persons who purchased deferred annuities, and it was proposed to abolish that restriction—Mr Faun/mi), in moving for some returns of the names and ofiicers of The Charity Commissioners, took occasion to animadvert strongly on the conduct of the commissioners, and complained of the expense to which they put the country—Mr Lows: defended the commissioners, and the returns, with some modifications, were agreed to.

CURRENT EVENTS.

[A mark (') is attached to the Events discussed or more fhlly narrated in this week’s EXAXIRBKJ

DENMARK, FOREIGN.

Feb. 6.—The Danes evacuate the town of' Slesvig and their lines of defence on the Danewerke, leaving behind them sixty guns. Engagements during the retreat at Idstedt and near Oversee.‘

7.—The Prussians rest a day in Flensburg.‘

8.-The Prussians march upon Duppel, and throw forward their main body to Apenrade, to out off the retreat of the Danes into J ntland.‘K FRANCE :

Feb. 11.—At a dinner to celebrate the Suez Canal undertaking, Prince Napoleon retraces the history of the enterprise, dwells upon its

FRIDAY.—ll'lf R. Loan, in reply to Sir G. Grey, said that the Under- Wade!" and utility, and pays a tribute of praise to all who had Secretary of State for the Home Department would shortly introduce Participated l" the “MEMB

a Bill on the subject ofthe losses inflicted on British farmers by the AUSTRlA: _ importation of diseased cattle and sheep—Colonel Faaivcn, in reply to Feb- 12-—Tho new lottery loan of 40,000,000 florins was negotiated Mr Layard, said that he regretted to state that the award had on Thursday "611ng M 96 P“ 06M- Tlle Allm‘lfln CNdll- MObllle' not yet been given to Captain While, but the papers in reference ' like! 15 milliOus, Messrs Rothschild's ll§ millions, and Baron to the subject had been placed in the hands of an eminent lawyer.-l Wodianer 13h millions. All the other competitors for the loan joined In reply to Mr M. Smith, Mr Cowman said n was intended to erect' these capitalists Laure offers for the low were made to we Governtlie new courts of justice on a site between Carey street and the Strand. , ment. b°ll1 by foreign Hid 110'“ capitalist-=

--In reply to Sir G. Bowyer, Sir G. GREY said he had received a oom- PmSSIA 1

munication from the Sheriffs of Middlcsex on the subject of having the Feb. 7.—-The semi-official Norddeutsclte Zeihmg contains an article execution of the seam pirates in different parts instead of all taking 1 upon the declaration made by Earl Russell and Lord Palmerston in the place in London. He had no such power, and with refergncg m ‘ English Parliament. The journal states that the Austro-Prussiau another question on the paper, he said the Court of Queen's f demands for the fulfilment of the London Treaty b Denmark were Bench interfered only in special cases, and there was no l made before the outbreak of hostilities; and says that, according to reason in the present instance to depart from the usual practice.-— lnmmlllonll law, War annnlr all "fillet"

In reply to Mr Peacocks, Lord Pansiansroir said, on the Danish SPAIN :

qurm'on the course the Government had proposed to pursue was ml .Ft'll. 6.—The Queen formally authorises the marriage of the eldest obtain a diplomatic engagement signed by Denmark, which would have daughter of the Due do Montpcnsicr to the Count of Purl!

more security than a mere assertion. By that agreement Denmark JAPAN:

was to stipulate that the Rigsrad at its first meeting should revoke the | 11. 26-—Adviccs received at Shanghai state tlmf Prince sawmill Constitution. The engagement was to be witnessed by England, has paid the indemnity, and made certain concessions.

F rauce, and Sweden. The Government of this country gave no further.
guarantee than the moral effect of being witness to the agreement,l
wfliich they cqnsidered migl}t be aqiceptiediby Prussiaand Austria instead I NEW ZEALAND; C O L 0 N I A L.

o aterritoria occupation. twas eci e , however, that the proposition ‘ r _ 2 _ . ' ' ' ' was too late—Lord R. Cacrr. then asked the noble lord if he would state first“: serefizgfgimgg::gg ,gztsfrzgljopifgflefijives at ngmn'

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whether there was any foundation for a rumour which had appeared

in a paper generally well informed, that an armistice had been agreed upon for the evacuation of Denmark ?—Lord Pxnunns'rou said that i such an arrangement had been suggested to Prussia, as he understood,l with the concurrence 0fAustria.—.\lr S. FITZGERALD called attention

to the circumstances attending the capture ol'tlu Springbok, the barque P Science, captured at Matamorus ; the ship Margaret and Jrssie and the Sal-on, captured within the jurisdiction of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope ; and to move an address for papers. The hon. member commented in very severe terms on the course which had , been pursued by the American Government, which he designated l as an outrage on the British flag, and one that demanded redresss—l The Arronnnr-Gannnxi. said that in one case the American captain l denied the charge that had been made against him, and the case was in l course of investigation in America. The case of the Springbok had ‘ been heard before a court in America, and there was an appeal to al higher court. With reference to the Saxon, instructions had been forwarded to Lord Lyons, requesting him to bring the subject before the American Government. With regard to the Margaret and Jessie and l

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Government. He did not think it was to the advantage of the Poles to hold that. Russia held Poland not by virtue of the treaty of Vienna A but by the right of conquest.—The army utimoles were brought up and laid on the table. l

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Feb. 5.—A deputation of the theatrical managers of London, specially convened by the Lord Chamberlain, attend at his office, to confer with him on the subject of the late unfortunate accident from fire, by which an unfortunate ballot girl lately lost her life.‘

6.—-Dr West, late Archdeacon of Dublin, is elected Dean of St Patrick's.

8.—.l[r F. Lygon is appointed Lieut.-Governor of British Honduras.

Mr J. Henderson is returned for Durham city without opposition.

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THE NEW ZEALAN D WAR.

' Battle at Rangii'iri.

, The following telegram was received by Earl Russell from her 'Majcsty’s agent and Consul-General in Egypt, dated Cairo, Feb. 7: “RANGIRIRX, Nov. 29, 1863.-—Lieut.-General Cameron, on the 20th inst., with a. force of 1,000 men and three guns, aided by the Royal Navy, under Commodore Sir William Wiscinan, attacked the rebel natives, who occupied a very strongly entrenched position on the bank of the river Waikato at ltangiriri, and after a severe engagement succeeded in dislodging them from it, and taking 183 prisoners, including most of the chiefs. The fighting commenced at five p.m., and did not cease till six a.m. next day. Our loss, including that of the Royal Navy, is four officers killed, eleven wounded ; thirty-seven men killed, eighty wounded. Names of killed and wounded will be sent bv my first dcspatcln—COLQUHOUN.” '

Mannounrva, Dec. 23.--Advices from New Zealand announce that l the Maories have suffered a great defeat. Two hundred prisoners were captured. The 50th Regiment had arrived.

Since the receipt of the above by telegraph ample details have been received by the arrival of the Calcutta mail. Our limits prevent us from giving the report of the battle of Rangiriri in full, but the following description tells the general story :

T he position of llangiriri, the scene of the present struggle, is on the banks of the Waikato river, higher up than Mere-Mere, the scene of General Cameron's late well-intended but disappointing effort. The Maories, after their fashion, escaped his attack, and left him only the shell of the fort. They retired, it seams, with the intention of making a similar stand, and, no doubt, of similarly slipping away, to Raugiriri, and it seems they were followed by General Cameron before they had had full time to make their dispositions, or the result to our forces would, it is said, have been still more fatal. Their position was protected at the rear and on one flank by the Waikari lake and swamp.

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The were open to attack in front from the land, and on one side from the aikato river. The lake and swamp at their rear were chosen by them rather with a view to escape by water than from any fear on that side, but under the rapid movements of General Cameron, and with the aid of a gunboat, the lake was used as a means of effectually cutting off their retreat. The intrenchments with which they had protected this naturally strong position consisted of an outer line of defences and a central redoubt, or fort. They were of the nature of pits, or trenches, so arranged that the passage from one to the other could only be through a narrow channel, through which a storming party would have to march in single file, and could, therefore, be picked off by the defenders almost with certainty. The level ground which stretched from the river to the intreuclimont wu protected by a series of rifle pits, which were sufficient: to make alanding from the river very difficult; but, fortunately, General Cameron‘s movement had been so unexpected that these pits were not manned at the time of the attack. The assault was simultaneous on both exposed sides of the intrenchment, a land force advancing in front, and a party from the ships under Sir William Wiseman from the river. The attack only began at five o‘clock in the evening, but before night the outer line of intrencliments had been stormed, and the storming parties had so surrounded the central redoubt us to command the swamp in the rear. A very heavy loss was incurred in carrying this outer line of intrenchments on the land side, only two officers out of seven in the leading column escaping unwounded. All attempts to storm the central redonbt before night failed. It was even more skilfully constructed than the rest of the position, and was obstinately defended. When the daylight dawned, about half-put five the next day, the binaries hoisted a flag of truce, it seems, merely because they wanted “to talk" and gain time for reinforcements to come up. Under the cover of nighttbeir King and the principal Chief, William Thompson, had contrived to escape across the swamp, and they were expected to return with a sufficient force to effect a rescue. The garrison, however, found themselves surrounded more completely than they expected, and surrendered unconditionally. William Thompson appeared shortly afterwards advancing in the direction of the fort with a reinforcement, and upon seeing the llritish flag flying over it he proposed a surrender, but his men refused to listen to him, and he retired, leaving, however, the customary token of his own BUDmlSleII. The prisoners were then sent back to Auckland. The Colonial Legislature has passed votes of thanks to all the forces engaged in the affair, and it is universally spoken of as the most decisive blow that has ever been struck at the Maori pretensions in New chlaud. Proposals to treat have been civilly but decidedly declined by Sir G. Grey until the Queen‘s flag shall have been hoisted at his capital ; and it is expected in the colony that this result will be followed by the steady pncification of the whole island.

The following is an official return of the names of the officers killed and wounded: Killed—1st Butt. 12th Regt. Lieut. W. L. Murphy. 2nd Butt. 14th cht., Captain Phelps. loyal Artillery, Captain lf. Mercer. Wounded—Royal Engineers, Captain Brooks. 2nd Butt. 14th llegt, Lieut.-Col. Austen, very severe. 40th Regt., Ensign A. Ducrow, dangerous. 65th Regt., Captain W. H. Grcsson; Lieut. J. S. Talbot, Lieut. A. H. Lewis; Lieut. G. R. Chevalier.

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BERLIN, Feb. 8.-Private letters received here from Warsaw, announce the arrest of an individual named Faw'ski, and state that it had led to most important discoveries, in consequence of which 1,000 persons had been arrested in Warsaw and the provinces up to Saturday last. The same letters further state that the archives of the National Government had fallen into the hands of the Russian authorities, and that important personages in Poland and abroad were thereby seriously compromised. The Dziermik announces the discovery of ten infernal machines, together with booms and arms, at the vinegar manufactory of M. Eckcrt.

\VARSAW, Feb. 10.—A circular has been addressed by General Berg to the military commanders, ordering that insurgents voluntarily surrendering with their arms sball be permitted to retain their liberty. Those who surrender without arms shall be set free on producing a certificate of legitimation, and their future good behaviour being guaranteed by the authorities of their respective villages. Insurgents failing to comply with either condition are to be transported until the restoration of order.

Cniicow, Feb. ll.—-Advices received here state that a sharp engagement took place on the 20th ult. at Prochcnk, in the district of Siedlic, government of Lublin, between the combined insurgent corps of Zegliuski, Pogorzclski, Cwiek, Jaginin, and Wagner, and a strong division of Russians under General Mauukin. The Poles lost ninetythree killed and 127 wounded. Epidemic typhus has broken out among the Russian garrisous in the district of Cracow.

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F 13158 in THEATRES.—Y0sb8rdtly week the Lord Chamberlain received a numerous deputation of London theatrical managers, whom he had convened in consequence of the late accidents by fire at the theatrcs, and also in consequence of a letter from the coroner for Middlesex relative to the accident to and death of the columbine at the Pavilion Theatre. On the occasion of the accident at the Princess's last spring, he called the attention of the managers to it by a circular. The two points to which he now wished to call attention were, first, the covering of the ground lights, or footlights; and also to hear the opinion of those persons as to means of enforcing upon the ballet girls the use of a preparation, like the solution of potass, to prevent their dresses catching fire. It was urged upon his lordship that ifit were made compulsory to adopt the use of these solutions they would not get engagements. The Lord Chamberlain said he had received several letters, one from a magistrate, suggesting that there should be legislation on the subject. lie only wished to point out what was the feeling of the public mind in this respect. l'le wished to learn whether it would be practicable, if he issued a circular to have all outer garments rendered uniuflummuble, to carry out such a suggestion. To this it was replied by several gentlemen that the solution could not be applied to edit or satin dresseg or to dresses ornamented with gold or silver, and that even when it was applied it was utterly useless if the under clothing was not. treated in the same way. The Lord Chamberlain then said that another point to which he wished to cull their attention was the question of ingress and egress at the theatres, suggested by the late 'awful occurrence in Chili. Several of thc deputation having explained the means ofexit at the theatres, the Lord Chamberlain pointed out. that he had no control over music-halls, and then said that it would be his duty to send them a circular on the subject of lights, and also as regarded exits, impressing upon them that the public wuuld hold them responsible for future accidents. lllr Webster suggested that his lordship should send them a letter, which they could have printed and placed in various parts of the theatre, calling, with severity, the attention ofthe lad-.es employed to the necessity of care. If something of that kind were done he was sure that managers would act upon it. But they had tried dismissal, and in fact he did not know anything which it was possible to do which they had not done. The Lord Chamberlain has since issued a general order on the subject, accompanied by a series of regulations which he has directed should be posted in a conspicuous position in the theatres over which he has control. He particularly urges on the managers the importance of facilitating, by every means in their power, the egress of all classes of' their audiences from their theatres. Ho acknowledges, with pleasure, that much has of late years been effected; but much room for improvement still exists, and he hopes to find that his caution in this respect has

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Tun Srocl Bxcusuos Comm-nu have formally adopted the annexed resolution with regard to new companies: " The committee will not recognise transactions in the shares of any new company unless one~half of the nominal capital of the company be issued, and at least 10 per cent. paid thereon. The above resolution has been this day passed and confirmed, and will in future form part of the law of the Stock Exchange." It is understood that this resolution ap lies to all companies which have not yet allotted their shares. {is consequence of this rule, several representations have been addressed to the committee, who, it is understood, will meet to discuss the application of the rule to undertakings which have issued their prospectuses, but have not yet allotted their shares.

Tira Can't-an. Gurus Mtxrn‘o COMPANY (Limited) has issued its prospectus- A purchase has been made of the lease of a mineral

roperty in Cornwall, within a short distance of the Wheel Grylls Company's workings. It is mentioned that the Georgia tin lode runs through the property. The lease is for twenty-one years, and the royalty I-lBth. The capital is 6,0001. in shares of 31. each, which with 2L 105. paid, have been quoted at 3} to

Tu: Lormoa' Rusrsvasxr Coltrarn' (Limited) is announced, with a pro aed capital of 500001., in 10,000 shares of 61. each. It is propos to open in London and elsewhere ten or twelve large restaurants, or dining establishments, as well as luncheon rooms, which are to be worked, if possible, in connection with one large central depot. Various improvements in the system of dining are promised, and special inducements are held out to subscribers in the shape of a “ahareholdcrs' tarifi‘." To the preliminary expenses is suin egual to 3 per cent. on the company’s capital is to he appro

riate . p Tm: New Cousuan'rm Serzn-Lasn Mrsrxo Connor (Limited) is announced, with a proposed capital of 16,0001., in 8,000 shares 0t 21. each. Combmartin is situate in the North of Devon, in a wellknown mineral district, and the sett obtained, comprising the estates of West Challacombe and Leicester, is adjacent to the old Combrnartin mines. Nine lodes are opened, and the opinion of Mr E. Hopkins is cited to the effect that both the main lodes oi' old Combmartin mine continue through the sett. The present proprietors of the property are to receive 4,000!. in paid-up shares.

This Gunmaoss Inca Our. Coursxr (Limited) is also announced. The capital in this instance is 40,0001., in 8,000 shares of 51. each. The object. is to purchase the lease of and work an estate of nrgilInccous iron ore situated five miles and a half from Britten Ferry Docks, and the iron-works of the neighbourhood. A railway skirts the boundary of the property. The quality of the ore is described as very good. The purchase-money for the lease is 12,4001., which is to be partl taken in shares.

'l'na rrr Maacanrtta CLUB arm Dismo HALL Coarraa‘r is announced, with a capital of 80,000L, in 101. shares. The prospectus states that the club, with its private dining, reading, and smoking rooms for the exclusive use of members, will be conducted under the management of a committee, strictly upon the principles of similar establishments, with a small entrance fee and subscription, and a moderate dining-room lariii', adapted to the views of men of the commercial world. Holders of ten shares and upwards will (subject to the ballot) be admitted to the membership of the club without entrance ice. The public dining halls will be upon a scale worthy of the City, and capable of comparison with any establishment on the Continent. The directors have purchased in one of the best and

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THE MARITIME INSURANCE COMPANY (Limited) is likewise announced, with a capital of 1,000.0001., in 100,000 shares of 101. each, of which one-fourth are to be issued in the first instance. This undertaking is of Liverpool origin, and is formed to continue the marine insurance business long conducted by Mr H. Case, under the firm of Price and Co. The board is respectably composed, including the undermentioned mercantile names: Mr F. Boult (of Messrs Boult, English, and Brandon), Mr A. Duranty, Mr W. Harrison (of Messrs Harrisons and Latham), Mr W. H. Haynes, Mr P. Hunter (of Messrs Brown, Hunter, and Co.). Mr G. B. Keri'erd, Mr P. Maxwell, Mr P. M. Miller, Mr W. Nicol, Mr D. Powell, Mr T. H. .Ridley, and Mr J. I3. Smith (of Messrs Houghton, Smith, and Co.), ;It is promised that “the strictest economy will be exercised in :working, and the preliminary exnenses will consist solely of the actual necessary disbursements and legal charges."

IIIISCELLANEOUfl.—TI10 directors of the Bank of England, at their

1 weekly court on Thursday, reduced the minimum rate of discount from .8 to 7 per cent.—The iirst steamer of the London, Italian, and IAolrr'alic Steam Navigation Company, the Clotildn, sailed on the 2nd 3, inst. for Italy, with a full and complete cargo, and, owing to want of room, had to shut out nearly 300 tons of goods.——A requisition has been ‘drnwn up, having for its object to compel the directors of the London ‘ and Middlesez Bank to convene a meeting, according to the articles of association. The document referred to is lying at the oIIice of Mr P.

, Wood, 24 Bucklersbury, for the signature of the shnreliolders.—A call of 11. is to be paid on the shares in the Singapore Gas Company

i(Limitod) by the 19th inst.—The half-yearly meeting of the London land Norllr- Western Railway Company will be held on the 19th inst.— ! The first sod of the Bishop Slortford, Dunmow, and Brainlree Railway is .‘to he turned on the 24th inst., and the day will be observed as a igcncral holiday at Dunmow. The line will serve as another connecting llink between the Colcllester and Cambridge main lines of the Great Eastern system, into which it will, doubtless, be eventually merged.—

At the meeting on Tuesday oi the London and Northern Bank the direc

tors’ report, showing a net profit on the operations since the com

;tnenccincnt of business of 3,1721, was adopted; 2,0001. of this sum is ‘cnrricrl to reserve fund, and 1,1721. to preliminary expense account.— The fourth on]! of IL, making 51. paid, is to be paid on the shares of the Bombay Gas Company (Limited) by the 7th oi" Mnrch.—A call of :51. is to he paid on the shim-s in the Consolidated Discount Company 1(Limited) by the 7th of Marcia—The half-yearly meeting of the Victoria Doc/c Company is convened for the 25th inst.—An extra

ordinary meeting of the Portugal Iron and Coal Company (Limited)

:is called for the 16th inst., to give the company's assent to the ‘conditious ol' the royal decree allowing the company to carry on ,operations in PortugaI.—The report of the Berlin Waterworks Com‘pany, to be presented on the 18th inst., shows an increase of 6,0931. , in the receipts for the past year, the total having been 24,7521. The isvailnble balance is 9,8381., out of which a dividend of 4:. per share :is recommended, which will leave 5361. to he carried forward—A report of the Australian Mortgage Land and Finnacc Company details the progress of the formation of the undertaking, and states that a ,locnl board of three persons, including the Crown Solicitor, has been

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most central situations in the City, in close proximity to the principal l established in Queensland, whither 30,000l. has been remitted for places of business, a magnificent range of buildings (recently erectediinvestlnent in mortgages. A call of 11. per share is to be paid in under the superintendence of an eminent architect) in the centre of , March, when the directors contemplate taking power for the issue of Cbeapside, having nearly 30,000 feet of floor space, and pre-emi-|honds, obligations, or dcbentures.—Tho Brighton Railway trajic relul-n nently adapted to the requirements of all branches of the proposed Ishows this week an increase of 6561. over last year, and the Southeatablishment. The profits are estimated at from 30 to 40 per cent. ;Euslern an increase of 937L-An extraordinary meeting of the British

Tun CIUZDI'I‘ FONCIEII- or Msuar'rics is announced, with a capital ,and American I'h'dianye Banking Corporation (Limited) is called for of 500,0001., in shares of 501., with an influential London board of the 26th inst.—Thc adjourucd meeting of the Continental Bank Corersous of Indian experience and a local board of merchants and‘poralion (Limited) will be held on the 23rd inst., and will he made andowncrs. This undertaking was projected some time back under 5 special, to confirm the previous resolution for altering the articles of the auspices of the Land Mortgage Bank of India, but it has been,associntion.-—-'I‘ho dividend on Great Eastern Railway stock, it is delayed owing to the necessity for the insertion of a clause in the,oiiicinlly announced, will be at the rate of 2} per cent. per annum, articles of association of the latter company to enable them to under- against tlle same rate for the corresponding period in 1862. The stock take such agencies. ,has slightly improved to-day upon this announcement.—-Tho directors

Tin: Paosracrvs or run MEXICAN Bank (Limited) has been °f {be Val? of Au“ Railway w’"Pa"9_I'“'° “Weed ‘0 "Emmmen'l '° issued. The capital of this undertaking is two millions, in 20,000 their proprietors at the half-yearly meeting on the 19th inst. the dcahares of 1001. each, but the first issue isto be limited to 6,000 shares. ‘dmmn °f a dividend on the "dmuy "Mk at “1° mm °f 4' P“ cemThe board is composed as follows, viz. :—Mr F. Harrison, director I)" “mum;g the Lpindon and County Bani}; {Nilr J. L. Hart, consul for Mexico; '

r A. e wood, ex-mayor o p anchester, and director of the Alliance lian ; Mr L. Langwnrthy, of Manchester; Mr W. J. i F O R E I G h' Marshall, of Wilson, Bowles. and 00.; Mr J. Paterson, chairman ofl AUSTRIA—Tun DANISH EMBARGO.—-“VIENNA, Feb.9.—Austria the Standard Bank of British South Africa ; Mr R. Romney, director has accepted the proposition of Denmark, that a delay of eight weeks of the Alliance Bank, of Manchester; and Mr C. 'l‘hurburn, late oi'v should be allowed to Danish and Austrian ships, with their cargoes Joyce, Thurburn, and Co., of Alexandria. The bankers are the Alli- (material of war excepted), to leave the harbours of both countries anon Bank; the brokers, Messrs J. and J. Whitehead; and thelwithout molestation; and that, during a similar period, the mails London solicitors, Messrs Flux and Argles. Besides carrying on'should be regularly convayed to and from either country." operations in Mexico, and between Mexico and Great Britiau, it is. intended to establish a branch in Valparaiso. It is mentioned that

“ arrangements are in cootemplaton for the incorporation of an existing successful banking institution with the Mexican Bank," and that the company has already secured the “promise of the support of influential Mexican and South American houses.” There is to be no * promotion money, the preliminary expenses are to be confined to| necessary disbursements, and the remuneration of the directors is to be left to the shareholders.

Tun Ururr Barn held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, Alderman Mechi in the chair. A long and angry discussion,involving many personalities, took place with regard to the revelations made in\ the report and balance-sheetjust circulated by the directors. The chairman remarked that the facts detailed were honest, and consistent with the utmost integrity—a statement which was met by expressions of strong disapprobation from the shareholders present. Alderman,Mechi added that not the least loss had occurred to the bank from the directors or any of the friends introduced by them, with one trifling exception ; ‘nor were they aware of any irregularities on the part of the stafi'. He (the chairman) had himself paid out of his own pocket little short of 20,000]. on account of the bank. The share~

oldcrs would lose the 10,0001. which was to have been paid by the London and Middlesex Bank, the contract of the latter being to the effect that the Unity shareholders were not entitled to receive this sum till the London and Middlesex had divided 5 per cent., which it had not done. Mr Proctor said there appeared to have been gross neglect on the part of the management, and he entered into details with respect to the heavy items under the head of preliminary expenses and losses on bills discounted. This gentleman proposed a resolution in favour of the appointment of a committee of investigation. It. was explained by another shareholder, however, that the amendment could not be put on this occasion, the present being an "extraordinary" meeting. It was finally decided to adjourn the meeting, so aato allow the accounts to be audited—the auditors, seven in number, to be appointed by the shareholders.

Tris O'rrolazr thsa'cuu. ASSOCIATION (Limited) is announced. The capital is l,000,0001., in 20,000 shares of 50!. each, of which 10,000 shares are to form the first issue, and the deposit has been fixed at ll. per share on application and 41. on allotment, making together 10 per cent. on the 501. shares. The direction is composed

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CORN MARKET, FRIDAY.—Iirroaunons

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BANK OF ENGLAND—An Account, pursuant to the Act 7th and 8th Victoria, cap. 82, for the week ending on Wednesday, the 10th day of Feb., 1864.

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THE ALABAMA AND HER CON SORTS.

OFFICIAL DESPATCIIES.

The Times, in publishing a very important series of despatches on the subject of the Alabama and her consorts, which has just been presented to Parliament, gives the following account of them: The series ccntainaa collection of documents, such as protests, affidavits, and consular reports, relative to the depredations of these cruisers, as well as the communications which have passed between the Foreignoflice and Mr Adams, or his Government, upon the claims preferred on behalf of American citizens. These last do not include any arising out of the Alexandra case, or those which have been exchanged with reference to the iron-clads, on both of which topics Lord Russell and Mr Layard claimed the privilege of reticence on Tuesday night,_on the ground that they involve questions still pending. For a dill'crent reason the remarkable letter of Mr Seward, dated July 11, which appeared in our columns on Monday, has no place among these papers, although it has been laid before Congress. It now a pears, from the statements made in both Houses, that this letter, thong authentic, was never delivered by Mr Adams to Lord Russell. No one who has perused it will find fault with the discretion exercised by the United States' Minister, to whose pacific efforts Lord Russell himself bears emphatic testimony. A remonstrance which, though it concludes with a compliment to the dignity of Great Britain, warns us that, unless we lay an embargo on Confederate privatecrs, they shall be pursued “ into the ports which thus. in violation of the law of nations and the obligations of neutrality, become harbours for the pirates," was scarcely likely to promote the object which Mr Adams had at heart. It was probably judicious to treat this missive as an isolated cbullition, written in an interval of very natural but not very statesmanlike vexation. At all events, it is out of harmony with the moderate a argumentative tone which characterises the representations actually made to our Government. The first despatch in this correspondence which requires our attention is that of Lord Russell to Mr Adams, dated March 9, with respect to a demand from the New York Mutual Insurance Company. This demand may be taken as a type of those which follow in rapid succession throughout these pages. The claimants urge that since the Alabama was built, fitted out, and dcspatched from a British port, chiefly manned by Britiin sailors, taken out of British jurisdiction by a trick, protected by the use of the British flag, and admitted to British ports in the colonies as a man-ofwar, she was, “ to all intents and purposes, a British vessel.” In some of these memorials, several of which are framed on an uniform model, or “ common form," as lawyers would call it, two further arguments are used. The one is that she was allowed to leave our waters after due notice of her character and destination had been furnished to our Government; the other, that since, if she had been seized by the Tuscarora or any other Federal maii-of-war after leaving our territory, she would infallibly have claimed the privileges of British ownership, she must be a British "piraticul craft." We have not space to discuss poiuts founded on the supposition of what the Alabama would have done under circumstanccs which, thanks to the inactivity of the Federal navy, never occurred. We have to deal only with Lord Russell‘s answers, which have always embodied an entire and explicit disclaimer of responsibility. On July 13 he adheres to what he had said on March 9. and on September It he protests against such pretensions on account of captures made by vessels "originally built." here, but "fitted out" as warlike cruisers in foreign ports, as “entirely at variance with the principles of international law, and with the decisions of American Courts of the highest authority." He adds that he hopes Mr Adams may not again be instructed to put forward claims “ which her Majesty’s Government cannot admit to be founded on any grounds of law or justice." It was after this that Mr Adams applied to Washington for instructions as to the course which he should tliencefhrth pursue, and the result is announced in the important despatch of October 23. As this despatch and Lord Russell’s reply to it represent with great accuracy the two conflicting views, and complate the pleadings, so to speak, on either side, ll. may be worth while to give a summary of their contents. Mr Adams starts by pointing out that Great Britain and the United States are at peace, and mutually bound by treaty to restrain their respective subjects from makinj,I wnr upon each other. lie next dwells on the ravages of the Alabar/m, roving over the seas “without lawful authority " that can be recognised by international law, and “in open defiance of all judicial tribunals" that can take cognizance of piracy. Then comes the gramme" of the charge. She was " built with the intent to make war against the United States by British subjects, in a British port, and prepared there to be armed and equipped with a specific armament adapted to her construction for the very purpose " of preying on American commerce. 'l'bat armament and equipment were “ simultaneously prepared by British subjects, in a British port, with the intent to complete her preparation for her career," and the transfer of the armament to the hull was clundostinely arranged and carried out “ with the connivancs of her British holders." From these circumstances, taken together, Mr Adams infers "one single criminal intent running equally through all the portions of this preparation," and, inasmuch as our Government, though “ bound by treaty obligations and the law of nations to prevent the execution of it," did not act with “ promptness and energy enough " to frustrate the enterprise, he continues to insist that we ought to indemnify American shipowners for the losses which they have sustained. On the other hand, he assures Lord Russell that “ the United States desire to maintain amity as well as peace," that they fully appreciate our difficulties, and that they are willing to defer the settlement of their claims for the present, or even to submit them to arbitration. Lord Russell's response, dated October 26, is more succinct and less controversial. He avails himself of the admission that the present moment is not the most favourable for the calm and candid examination of the facts and principles in dispute. At the same time he seizes the opportunity to show the material distinction between such proceedings as Washington‘s Government prohibited, when the French attempted to make American ports their basis of operations against this country, and those which are the subject of these complaints. “ The British Government must decline to be responsible for the acts of parties who fit out a seeming merchant ship, send her to a port or to waters far from the jurisdiction of a British Court, and there commission, equip, and man her as a vessel of war.” Mr Adams meets this in his rejoinder, dated October 31, by denying that the Alabama and other vessels of the same class “ever bore the semblance of merchant ships, even to her Majesty's ollicers who reported upon them.” This is virtually the close of the correspondence.

The following is the despatcli above referred to :
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“ Sir,-Yonr despatch of the 26th of J une (No. 438) has been received, together with three paper books containing a report of the trial ofthe Alexandra. . . . If theth of Great Britain must be left without amendment, and be construed by the Government in conformity with the rulings of the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, then there will be leftfor the United States no alternative but to protect themselves and their cpmmerco against armed cruisers proceeding from British ports, as against the naval officers of a public enemy; and also to claim and insist upon indemnifies for the injuries which all such expeditions have hitherto committed, or shall hereafter commit. against this Government and the citizens of the United States. To this end this Government 15' now preparing a naval force with the utmost vigour; and if the national navy which it is rapidly creating shall not be euflicient for the emorgenc , than the United States must bring into employment

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such private armed naval forces as the mercantile marine shall afford. British ports, domestic as well as colonial, are now open, under certain restrictions, to the visits of piratical vessels, and not only furnish them coals, provisions, and repairs, but even receive their prisoners when the enemies of the United States come in to obtain such relief from voyages in which they have either burnt ships which they have captured, or have even manned and armed them as pirates, and sent them abroad as auxiliaries in the work of destruction. Can it be an occasion for either surprise or complaint that if this condition of things is to remain and receive the deliberate sanction of the British Government, the navy of the United States will receive instructions to pursue these enemies into the ports which thus, in violation of the law of nations and the obligations of neutrality, become harbours for the pirates? The President very distinctly perceives the risks and hazards which a naval conflict thus maintained will bring to the commerce and even to the peace of the two countries. But he is obliged to consider that in the case supposed the destruction of our commerce will probably amount to a naval war waged by a portion, at least, of the British nation against the Government and people of the United States -a war tolerated, although not declared or avowed, by the British Government. If, through the necessary employment of all our means of national defence, such a partial war shall become a general one between the two nations, the President thinks that the responsibility for that painful result will not fall upon the United States. In stating thus frankly the views of this Government, it is proper for me to add that it is not the President's purpose to resort to the extraordinary measures of defence to which I have referred, unless they shall be rendered necessary by a final decision of the British Government that it cannot and will not interfere to restrain the hostilities which are now apprehended; nor will I allow in yself to suppose that her Majesty’s Government will for a moment conceive that anything I have written upon this point is written in a spirit of mere demonstration; on the contrary, while the pacific and friendly disposition of her Britannic Majesty's Governmenth fully appreciated and relied upon, it is well understood that the Government is the last one in the world to yield to vehemence what cannot be conceded in equity and justice. So, on the other hand, it ought to be understood that the United States, if they could ever be presumptuous, are sufficiently christened already by the scourge of civil war to seek peace and friendship with Great Britain and all other nations through any concession that is compatible with the permanent interests of national life and honour.—I am, 650., W. H. Sawaan."

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A SllDDl-JN AND STRANGE DEATH, as strangely described was, the subject of an inquest held on Monday at the Holborn Union, on the body of an ostler named Marjoram, who was employed at the Bell, in Gray’s Inn lane. Another ostler, named Adams, was the first witness called. He said he slept in the same bed with deceased, and continued : “Last Wednesday night he took some medicine, which he got from the hospital, and I put him to bed at ten o'clock. A little after twelve, before I put out the candle, he looked at me and gave a grin, and then died, and that's all I know about it." In reply to the question as to whether he did not give an alarm when he found his companion dead, the witness said: “No; what was the use of troubling anybody. Ilc was dead, and I found him ‘ werry cold ’ all night. I got. up at halfpast five, told our landlord, and then went to the hospital for a certificate, but couldn't get it. The dead man never got drunk. Ila had no money nor friends, and only the clothes he always wore, and that's just like me." The house surgeon of the Royal Free Hospital. who had made a post-mortem examination of the body, deposed that death had resulted from serous apoplexy, produced by a thick plug of mucous matter in the air passage, which led to congestion of the lungs and distension of the vessels of the brain. Every organ of the body was healthy. The coroner said the case was a very extraordinary one in every respect, but it was clear that death had resulted from natural causes. A verdict to that effect was accordingly returned.

A nnnanrur. niiawar sccrnaur occurred on Thursday on the long incline of the Malton and Whitby branch of the North-Eastern railway. The last passenger train from Malton, consisting of two third-class carriages, one second-class and one first-class carriages, with the van, travelled safely as far as the bank top in Gothland. Here the engine was detached, and the train, as is usual, was hooked on to a brake van, to which a rope of wire is attached, and was pushed over the bank on to the incline in the usual way. The trains are lowered by a stationary engine at the top, and last night all was considered to be in proper working order. \Vhen probably about 150 yards on the descent the rope suddenly broke, and the train was left to its career down nearly a mile of incline of which the gradient is one in fourteen. The velocity likely to be attained under such circumstances may be more readily imagined than described, especially when the rails were frozen and slippery, which rendered the two brakes of the vans comparatively useless. At the foot of the incline the line curves rapidly to the right, crossing the Elderbcck in the Beck Hole. Round this curve and over the bridge the train shOt with terrific speed, and a few yards further left the rails and rolled over into the ditch. The firstclass carriage was quite upset, and out of one compartment two commercial travellers were taken out dead. Strangely enough they bear no marks of injury beyond a slight blackness on one eye of one of the deceased. The names of the killed are not known, but it is believed they are Scotclimen from Dundee. In the next compartment of the first-class another commercial gentleman, a Mr. Nichols, also from the north, was get out somewhat seriously injured about the head. The confusion in the dark was extreme, but eventually all the other passengers were extricated, when it was found that although fourteen were more or less injured, their injuries were slight. The engine which was waiting for the train at the foot, had steam up, and was at once sent to Whitby for new carriages and assistance. Similar accidents have previously occurred on this incline, but never previously with a passenger train.

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Au ax'i'iuoanisaar snicina formed the subject of inquiry yesterday week before Mr W. Payne, at the Gibraltar Tavern, St. George's road. The deceased was a married woman, named Cmnfield, aged 49, residing in Elliot’s row, Southwark. A. Wheeler, 33 L, said that on the previouchdnesday evening he was called to her house and found her lying on the floor. She was in her night-dross. Her stomach was frightfully cut in the form of a St Andrew's cross. The bowels protruded. A razor, clotted with blood, was found under her. She had apparently been dead one or two hours. From further evidence it appeared that she was the wife of a smith, from whom she had been separated for eleven years. She was found on the floor, and just before she died, she said, “I have opened my stomach." Mr Edmunds, a surgeon, said that she had been ailing for some time, iind had a. delusion that “she was always in crystal water." R. Cranfield said that deceased had left him to live with another man. A few days before her death she sent for him, as she had not seen him for ten years, and she thought he would wish to see her before she died. She said she was very ill, and he told her that it did not surprise him, considering the wrong she had done him as well as God. He read a chaptcrin the Bible to her, and said that she altered her ways too late. He wished now to get her jewellery and wearing apparel. Mary Anne Crunfield said that Cranfield had abandoned his wife eleven years ago, to live with another woman ; and, as he left his wife with a large family, she was obliged to live with another man to save them from starvation.

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LAW AND POLICE.

A BREACH or women or MARRIAGE casa in the Court of Common Pleas, on Monday, was ofa somewhat amusing character. It was an action brought by a Miss Welcli, who is about thirty years of age, and who lived with her aunt, Mrs Jones, at Croydon. MrsJones kept a baitch and confectioner’s shop, in which her niece used to serve. In the year 1861, the defendant, Afr Parke, who had been an officer in the East India Company's service, was staying at Croydon, under the care of a medical man; and he used to go to Mrs Jones'a shop two or three times a day, and there eat almond cakes. These cakes were sold at the rate of two for a penny, and he used to eat eight of them a day. He also ate French rolls, sometimes four a day, at Mrs J ones's shop; and he had not been there many times before he asked to be allowed to go into the back sitting room to eat them. Once in April he Went to Mrs Jones's for almond cakes and French rolls, and asked it Miss Welcb was her daughter, and if she might be allowed to take a walk with him some evening. Mrs Jones replied, “ No, not with my consent." He asked, “ When did she walk out 7" and she told him “ sometimes in the afternoon." lie afterwards told her that he had proposed to Miss Welch and she had accepted him, and Mrs Jones told him, “She was old enough to do as she liked." Several letters were written by the defendant to Miss Welcb, and in one of them, concluding with “yours ever," Mr Robinson, for the plaintiff, pointed out that the “ ever ” was underlined six times. Mr Justice Byles asked if that meant for ever and something beyond. One of these letters contained a distinct promise, saying, “ My dearest Eliza, I promise you faithfully you shall be my wife." After this promise the plaintiff had frequently visited him at. his lodgings, and once, during an illness, had taken him some delicacies from the shop. On the 8th of the same month of May the defendant had written to Mr Dennis, a grocer in Dorking. and a friend of the plaintifl', telling him how much be admired Miss Welch, and asking him to procure a licence for him to marry her, and also a wedding ring. Miss Welch had lent the defendant 61. or 71., and shortly after he chose to pay attention to a Miss Slatter, the daughter of a linendraper in Dorking, whom, to the great distress of the plaintifi‘, he had paraded up and down before her aunt's shop. The first time this was seen by the plaintiff, Mrs Jones said she nearly fainted, and was very ill in the following autumn in consequence of Mr I’nske‘s trcatment. Soon afterwards Mr Paske married this Miss Slatter, “ who,“ Mrs Jones said, “ was pretty well as to respectability —middling." It was shown that Mr l’aske was well off, and alter the death of an aged relative it was said he was to come into possession of 2,7001. 8 year. At the close of the plaintifl'b case, Mr Hawkins was proceeding to address the jury, and said this action “ was a warning to all gentlemen with a passion for almond cakes," but the junior counsel, who for some time had been endeavouring to effect an arrangement, at last did so, and Mr Joyce announced that it had been agreed between the parties that there should be a verdict for the plaintiff for 2001. damages, thejudgmcnt not to be enforced until three months after the death of Mr Haylefoot, the tenant for life of the propeny to which the dcfcndnnt is entitled. Verdict accordingly. The defendant, as part of his defence, had pleaded that the supposed promise had been obtained from him by fraud when he was drunk. In closing the case, Mr Justice Bylea said this plea should not have been pleaded, and had his strong disapprobation.

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DREBDEN, F eb. 12.—The ofi‘icial Dresdner Jouryial of to-day publishes a telegram from Altona, dated Thursday night, which says :— “ Field-Marshal von Wrangel has given notice of his intention to occupy Altona, Kiel, and Neumiinster. The Federal Commissioners, according to instructions, have protested against the occupation. The Prussian General Raven thereupon repeated the notice of the occupation of Altonn. It is said that the Federal troops would oppose the occupation."

A second telegram from Altona, dated this morning, has been received, saying: “In spite of the protest of the F oderal Commissioners and of the General commanding the Federal troops, a Prussian hatinlion entered Altoua at 10 am. to-day."

AUSTRIA.

VIENNA, Feb. 12.—The session of the Reichsrath will be closed in state on Monday next by a speech from the Throne. The new lottery loan of 40,000,000 fiorins was negotiated yesterday evening at 96 per cent. The Austrian Crédit Mobilier takes 15,000,0000.; Messrs Rothschild, 11,500,000fl. ; and Baron Wodianer, 13,500,000fl. All the other competitors for the loan joined these capitalists. Large offers for the loan were made to the Government both by foreign and home capitaliats.

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NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 4 p.m.—Nashville despatchcs state that the Confederates were worsted in a skirmish at Sevierville, Tennessee, on the 28th. The Federals claim to have captured 100 prisoners and two cannon. Scotsville, Kentucky, with 150 Federals, has been captured by the Confederates. Gold, 157. Cotton, 830.

By the arrival of the Pacific we have the following from Chili :— On every hand indignation has been expressed at the fanaticism of the priesthood, which was the cause oftbe horrible catastrophe at Santiago, and at the cruel, heartless conduct of those priests connected with the church which was burnt. With one mind the people of Santiago demanded that the building should be razed to the ground, and had not Government issued an order to this effect, notwithstanding the most strenuous efforts of the priests, most certainly the people would have done the work themselves. Now a struggle goes on between priests and people; the former, if possible, to regain the power and influence they have lost, and the people to assert their own freedom of thought. Bv the voice of the people this first result has been obtained in an Act of the Senate that henceforth there are to be no illuminations of churches and splendid night services, and that proper measures are to be carried out in all the churches as to a proper construction and sufficient number of doors. Another result of this calamity is the organization of a fire brigade for Santiago, and much enthusiasm has been displayed in this matter. The fire companies in Valparaiso are the most popular of the social institutions of the city. 2,100 corpses extracted from the

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Mn WILLIAM Hurrr, the well-known painter in water colours, died at his residence, Sfanhope street, Hampslead road, on Thursday, at the age of seventy-four. Mr Hunt has exhibited in the gallery of the Society of Painters in “'ater Colours since 1824. His works have lately formed one of the chief attractions of the annual exhibitions, and their absence will create a void that the society will not easily be able to fill.

Tits HON. Mas C. E. Law died on the 25th ulf., aged seventy-four. She was daughter of Sir E. Nightinllale, Bart, of Kneesworth Hall, Cambridgeshire; and married, in 1811, the Hon. C. E. Law. Q.C., next brother to the present Earl of Ellenhornugh, and formerly Recorder of London, and for many years MJ’. for the University of CrimbridgE.

'l‘na Hon. Mns Vnsnr Fir-zean Foss-an. died last week at Bellevue, near Dublin. She was the daughter of Baroness Fitzgerald and Vesoi, and the Right Hon. J. Fitzgerald, M.P., King’s prime serjeant-at-law, who sacrificed all his offices and retired into private life from his indiznalion at the Union. She married, in 1814, the Right Hon. J. L. Foster, M.P., Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, afterwards it baron of the Court of Exrheqner.

Tns: Rev. W. A. NEWMAN. formerly Dean of Cape Town, died at Hastings on Sunday, aged fifty-two. _He went out to the Cape in 1856, and since his return home he had been subject to much ill health, which was aggravated by the recent death of his wife; on which subiecf, within the last few days, he published a little book called, “ Verses on Lent and Easter Tide; or, the Suffering, and the Glory which shall Follow," hoping, he says, that " the circulalion of

Tns: Dreams in Lennon LAST WEEK were 1,665, exceeding by 174 the estimated number. Diseases of the respiratory organs were the cause of 438 deaths, of“ which 299 were attribute-1 to bronchiris, 90 to pneumonia, and 18 to asthma. The deaths referred to phthisis were 186; by zyrnotic diseases 340; 10 deaths were ascribed to smallpox, 23 to measles, 58 to scarlatina, 24 to diphtheria, 68 to typlnr~, and 81 to whooping-cough. The deaths of eleven nonagcnarians are recorded, the oldest of whom was a man who had attained the are of 98 years. Four children of a coachman, aged 3, 4. 6, and 7 years respectively, and residing at 55 Park-crescent-mews West, Marylcbone, died of scarlatina, accompanied by diphtheria. The twin daughters of a tailor, residing at Gerrard street, Soho, were found suffocated in bed. The wife of a lighterman, residing at 18 Windmill street, Lambeth, died of bronchitis, hastened by want of sufiicicnt bed-clothing. The infant son of a cabinet-maker died at 94 Green street, Bethnal green, from the absence of sufficient breast-milk, through poverty. The infant daughter of a french-polisber died at 44 Britannia street, Gray'sinn lane, from inflammation of the lungs, accelerated by want.

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MOSES and SON'S BOOTS and
SHOES, for all Classes and all Ages.

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MOSES and SON'S OUTFITS for
all CLASSES, nll Ages, and all Climates.

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MOSES and SON’S COUNTRY
o ESTABLISHMENT.
Bridge street, Bradford, Yorkshire.

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E MOSES and SON'S ESTABLISH-
, s MENTS are CLOSED every Friday evening at sunset
until Saturday evening at sunset, when business is resumed
until Eleven o’clock.

All Articles are marked the lowest prices in plain figures.

Any article not approved of will be exchanged, or the money returned.

List of Prices, with Rules for Self-measurement. Fashion Card, and our new amphlet "0n Modern Costume" (a sequel to " Gossip on recs"). gratis and post free.

A WONDERFUL CURE I-‘Ol‘. TENDER FEET.
ANGUS SLEIGH'S “ SALVEO PEDES,"
Sold in bottles 2s. 6d. each, Wholesale, A. Sleigh, 13 Little
Britain, and all Patent Mcdlcine Vendors.

A FINE HEAD OF HAIR.
is realised by the use of

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It prevents hair from falling ad or turning gre , strengthens
Weak hair, cleanses it from scarf and danu ' . and makes it
beautiful! soft, pliable, and lossy. In the Growth of the
Beard, W iskers, and Mustsehios it is unfailing in its stimu-
lative operation. For Children, it is as ecially recommended
as forming the basis of a beautiful Hea of “all. Its invalu-
able pmpcrties have obtained the Patronage of Royalty and
the Aristocrscy ghuut Europe; whie its introduction
intothe nursery of Royalty and the numerous testimonials
constantly received of its cflcscy, afford the hrst and surest
proofs of its merits.

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lnduced in the yefir 1839 to turn his attention to llllfl aubjecl, and atlennth succ dcd, with the assistance of elaborate machinery, in be! 3 the first to produce an article soar. in its composition. and so refined by the perfect trituration 1! receives In the process it passes through, as to be most acceptable to the delicate stomach. For general use,

I P 1’ 8'8 0 0 C 0 A is distinguished as an INVIGORATING, GRATEFUL BREAKFAST BEVERAGE, pusscuingamost

DELICIOUS AROMA.

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recommend “ Walera' Quinlne Wluc" as an excellent and slmule llimulanl.

Manufactured only by ROBERT WATERS, 2 Martin's lane. Cation street, London, l-LC. Sold by Grocers, Italian Warehouscmcn, and others, at 30:. a dozen.

Wholesale Agents. E. Lewis and Co., Worcester.

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Pills are a urely vegetable preparation, and ma be taken at any time y either sex without fcarof danger. 'hey act upon the bowels mildly yet effectually, and by their fine tonic, aromatic, and aperiont properties, they remove all uppressive accumulations, rczulatc the secretions of the liver and bowels, strengthen the stomach, and purify the blood. Unlike many remedies. they do not induce liability to take cold or establish a necessity forth: habitual use of p tires, and are thus strongly recommended as the Blur 'AuiLr MEDICINE.

Sold by all Chemists aud other dealers in Patent Medicines, at ls. lid" 2!. lid, and 45. 6d. Wholesale Depot, 22, Bread street, ndon.

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BHEUMATISM!

HE most EFFICACIOUS REMEDY for RHEUMA'I‘ISH, LUMBAGO, PA1.\'S in the LlMBS, CHILBLAlNS before they are broken, old, is DREDGE‘S HEAL-ALL, the celebrated Embrocation which has long been known through the West of England as so 'nl in alleviating the pains of the above disorders, giving case after the first a lication, and, if repeated according to the directsons, se om failing to effect a perfect curc.—Priee ls. 11d. and 2s. 9d. per Bottle—Please observe that the names of “BARCLAY and SONS, Furri'rgdon street," are engraved on the Government stamp—Sold by all chemists.

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1) 1 N N s F 0 R D 's PURE FLUID MAGNE SIA

DR. KAHN‘S SPLENDID ANATOMI-
CAI. MUSEUM, top of the Haymrsrket. Open
Daily from Twelve tillTen. Admission, ls. Consultations

from 11 am. to 8 p.m.. at the private rooms attached to the
Museum; also by letter.

The original Manufacturers, and holders of the 1862 Prise
Medal, caution the public against any spurious imitations.
Their label is on all Packets and Boxes. Sold by all Dealers
throughout the Kingdom. Wholesale and for exportation at
the Works, _Up(prr Marsh. IAmbetb, London, S, where also
may be obtaiuc their celebrated United Service Soap Tablet.

Price 3s. 6d., 7a.. 10s. 6d. (equal to four small), and 21s.
per bottle. Sold by chemists and pcrfumcrs.

's' Ask for " ROWLAND‘S MACASSAR OIL."

has been, during tw'enty-fire years, emphatically sanctioned by the Medical Profession. and universally accepted by the Public, as the best ltt'inud ' for ACIDI'I‘I' of the S'l‘OMAClI, HEARTBI'RN, lll-lADACHl-l, GOUT, and INDIGESTION, and as a mild Apericnt for delicate constitutions, more espociall for LMIK'B and Children. When combined with tho AC1 ULA'I‘ED LEMON SYRUP, it forms an agreeable Etl'errearing Draught, in which its Aperient qualities are murh increased. During Hot Seasons and in Hot Climates the atouLAa use of t1ns Slfll rle and elegant remedy has been found hi hly beneficial. it is prepared fill a state of perfect

uritv mail of uniform ltl'rn h) by DINNEFORD and Co., I72 New lloud street, Lon on, and sold by all respectable Chemists throughout the World.

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THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY.

The Directors entertain APPLICATIONS for ALLOTNENTS of GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY DEBENTUBE STOCK, which has been created under the powers of the Company's Act of 1853, for the purpose of paying off and extinguishing the mortgage debt of the COmpany.

The Stock has a fixed and perpetual yearly dividend or interest, at the rate oft per cent. per annum; and such dividend or interest is the first charge upon the tolls and undertaking, and lands, tenements, and hereditnments of the Company, and has priority of payment over all other dividends on any other stock or shares, whether Ordinary, Preference, or Guaranteed.

Any amount of stock not being a fraction of a pound can be subscribed for.

Interest will commence from the date of the receipt of the money by the Company, and will be paid half-yearly, on the 15ih January and l5th July, by warrants on the Company‘s Bankers, which will be sent to the address of each registered proprietor.

Communications on the subject to be addressed to

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in such quantities as may be required for the use of her Majesty's Forces and Milnary Department! at the following places. from Ist April, 1504, to 31st March, 1865:

Al-lershot Camp—Wallsend Coals, Coke, Kindilug Wood, Composite and Dip Candles.

Roan Military College, Sandhurst—Wallsend Coais.

Warm-works, llourley—Snirll Coal (such as that known as “ Newport Smalls").

Separate Tenders are required for each of the abovensmed places, and for Fuel and for Light.

Forms of 'l ender and Conditions of Contract may be obtained on application at this Otllcc, by letter or in person, betwern the hours of ten and four o’clock, when: every information on the subject will be furnished.

The Tenders must be made on the l'rinted Forms, propcrly filled up, signed. and delivered at this Odice (under clo~cd enve'o,re marked on the outside " Tender for Army Supplies"), by the hour appointed, and no 'I‘rndcr will be

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OLLOWAY’S OINTMENT

AND PILLS—Till; KNIFE SUPERSBDED.-All afflicted with ulcers, diseasrs of the bones, and inflammations of the joints should read this testimonial to the curative powers of these healing and purifying remedies. Mr John Allen, 17 Denmark st., Leicester, suffered severely from a bird foot for three years. during which long period he was under surgical treatment Without any perceptible benefit. He resolutely objected to amputation which seemed the 0rin course open till he providentiiilly tried Hollowsy's remedies. These gave him great relief, and at last. completely cured him. Spots, blemishes, sores and skin disorders arising from impoverished blood ora reckless course of life may be II‘SFIIOYOG by the judicious use of Holloway’s Ointment and

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T. Harrison J. Berkeley Co.)

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Forms of lip licatiou for Shares m: Brokers, and a so at the Temporary 0 4 and 5 Brown’s buildings, Liverpool.

In cases where no allotments are made, the deposit will be returned without deduction.

request that you Will allot me Com any, and i agree to accept such Shares, or any smaller

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PAYMENT ON ALLOTMENT £l. PER SHARE.

DIRECTOR].

Francis Boult, Esq. (Messrs Boult, English and Brandon.) Alexander Duranty, Esq. (Messrs A. Duranty and Co.) William Harrison, Esq. (Messrs Iiarrisons and Latham.) W. H. Haynes, Esq., Merchant.

Patrick Hunter, Esq. (Messrs Browne, Hunter and Co.) George B. Kerferd, Esq. (Messrs George B. Kerferd and

Peter Maxwell, Esq., Merchant.

P- M. Miller, Esq. (Messrs Miller and Mosmau.)
William Nicol, Esq., Merchant.

Daniel Powell, Esq. (\lcssrs Daniel Powell and Co.)

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With power to add to their number.

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The National Bank of Liverpool (Limited)
The National Bank, Old Broad street, London.
And its Branches in Ireland.

BROKERI.

Henry Walker Lucas, Esq., 3 Copthall buildings, London,

George Edward Schultz, Esq., Manchester buildings, Tithebarn street, Liverpool.

Edward Fox, Esq., 51 Dame street, Dublin.

Frederick Fielder, Esq., Cross street, Manchester.

Charles Boult, Esq., 35.4 St Ann‘s square, Manchester.

aunirons. Messrs Harmood Banner and Son.

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c remaining £1 per Share be not

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Having paid to the Bankers of the Company the sum of 2'. I hereby Shares in the said

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Capital, £1,500.000, in shares of £20 each, of which £750,000 is already appropriated, and the nemaining £750,000 (or 37 ,600 shares) are offered to the public.

Deposit on application, 10s. per share.

No other payment will the Act, and the whole of the deposit will be returned, after deducting expenses, not exceeding 5s. per share, in the event. of the failure of the Bill.

Detailed prospectuses and plans. with forms of application for shares, may be obtained at the Offices of the General Credit and Finance Company, 7 Lothbury, 50.; or of the Secretary of the Railway Company, at 17: Great George street, Westminster.

e required until after the passing of

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NOTICE—NO APPLICATIONS for SHARES will be

AFTER TUESDAY next, the IGIIl instant. JAMES HU'I‘T, Secretary.

Great Eastern Northern Junction Railway, 17s Great George street, Westminster, Feb. 10, 1864.

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HE BEST REMEDY for INDIGES‘I'ION.-NORTON‘S CAMOMILE PILLS are confidently recommended as a simple but certain remedy for

They act as a powerful tonic and gentle

apericiit, are mild in their operation, safe under any circumstances, aiid thousands of persons can now hear testimony [0 the benefits to be dcrirrd from their use. at 1s. lid, 2s. 9d., and Its. each, in eve

Sold in bottles town in the

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William NIC-‘rl, Esq., M.P., Director of the London and County Bank.

Hugh 0. E. Childers, Esq., M.P., Director of the London and County Bank.

George Young, Esq., Director of the City Bank.

Andrew Lawrie, Esq., Director of the City Bank.

Colonel James Holland, Director of tho Agra and United SH’VICO Bank.

P. G. Vendor Byl, Esq. (Messrs Vendor Byl and 00., Cape Town .

Frederick )llnrrison, Esq., Director of the London and South American Bank.

Richard B. \Vade, Esq., Director of the National Provincial Bank of England.

William Tabor, l-‘Bq, Director of the Imperial Bank.

William J. Maxwell, Esq , Director of the National ProvinCIuI Brink of England.

George Campbell, Esq. (Messrs II. N. Dickson and 00., London, and Dickson, De Wolf, and 00., San Francisco).

George B. Scaramaiiga, E~q. (Messrs Scarauninga Brothers, London and New York).

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The London Financial Association Limited invite Subscriptions for the Capital Stock of the British ani Calllor- l nian Banking Company Limited. ‘

This Bank is established to supply these facilities which the grr-at and increasing trade of California imperativer requires. It Is remarkable that wnile British capital has been seeking investment in Jomt Stock Banking OPL‘IMIIOIIS in every part of the world, Cililltll'ulrt has been hitherto overlooked. This omission has ext-lied no little surprise on the part of the merchants and tru-iera or that State, an t the rst-ihiislirnent of this Bank will he cagerlv hailed by thcmq

The following facts show how large a field of operational

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will be open to this Institution. The yield of the Gold Field! I! above £3.00000 per lnlllllll, and -Is steadily iricreaslng. Silver mines, discovered about four years ago In the new territory of Neiada, are now producing £200,000 sterling per month. Grcat progress has been made in agriculture, and instead of importing grain, as the Gold _ Colonies of Australia do, CAIlfulDla. exports largely. The, population of the State exceeds 600,000, exclusive of the Chinese and indlaiis, and is on the increme. ,

The Great Pacific ltailmry for uniting the Atlanlic and Pacific Coasts is now under construction. When coriipleled It will take only six days to convey passengers and goods frmn New York to San Francisco, and ihe latter place will then become an important dt~p0t for the trade to China, Japan, tsntl other parts of the Eihl. For the purpose of communication, California is already brought by telegraph within ten days of Europe.

There is tri-mrrntliiy steam communication between Cali- ; fornia and the Eastern States, and I'Iuroi-e, viii Panama, and ‘ bl-rnouthly between San Francisco and the British Colonies to the North. The direct trade between linuland and Call—

lncreusing; and a large proportion of the precious metals ls being sent to London instead of, as formerly, to New York.

The facilities for discounting commercial paper, and 'for dc sits, are at present very deficient, contrasting remarkablyowuh those in the Atlantic States, in India, China, Australia, and other British possessicns. The rate of discount ranges from one to two per cent. per month, and the Exchange business is capable of great development.

The business of the Bank will include advances on Shipments of Gold, Silver, and other produce of the country, the Purchase of Bullion, the Discount. of Commercial Bills, Advances fora limited period on Available Securities and Merchandise, Letters of Credit, and all other usual Banking operations.

Applications for Shares must be made in the subj oincd

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fornia. and between the Colonies and California, is rapidly :

To the Directors of the British and Californian Banking 1

to take (or any less number that may be allotted to me), to l _ , _ l superior manufacture of Table knives.

Any article to be had singly at the same prices. An oak

- chest to contain the above, and a relative number of knives,

IILC., 21.15s. Tea and codes sets, dish covers, and corner dislir-s, crust and liqueur frames, Jtc., at proportionate prices. All kinds of re-plating done by the patent process.

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The largest stock in existence of Plated Dessert Knives and Forks, in cases and otherwise, and of the new Plated Fish Carvers.

“IILLIAM S. BURTON, GENERAL

PURNISHING IRONMONGER, by appointment to II.R.II. the Paiacit of Wanna, sends a CA l‘ALOCUB gratis, and post paid. It contains upwards of 500 “lustre. tions of his ilhniitcd Stock of Sterling Silver and ElectroI’liitc, Nickel Silver, and Britannia Metal Goods, Dish Covers, lint-water Dishes, Stoves, Fenders, Marble Chimneypieccs, Kitchen Ranges, Lamps, Gaseliers, Tea Trays, L'rns, and Kettles, Clocks, 'l‘nble Cutlery, Baths, Toilet Ware, 'l‘urnery, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, Bedding, Bedroom Cabinet Furniture, line, with Lists of Prices, and Plans of the Twenty large Show-Rooms, at 39 Oxford street, W. ; 1, la, 2, 8, and 4 Newman street; 4, 5, and 6 Perry’s place; and

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form, which may be obtained at the offices of the London l

‘ OLD GOODS RE-SILVERED. EQUAL TO NEW.

RICHARD and JOHN SLACK beg to call attention to their . superior method of ELBCTRO SILVBRING, by which process goods, however old, can be re-siivered equal to new. —Estimatcs given for re-plating.

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and do not be persuaded to _ purchase the various imitations.

Bnoao STuITPBitlbIISBOII 1807.

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