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Tits Ramon Rzroaus for the year and quarter which ended on Thursday night can be considered no otherwise than as very satisfactory. They show a small decrease, but it is a decrease due to remissious of taxation in the Tea Duty and the Property Tax to a much greater amount; the rocupsrative forces at work, both in production and consumption, having done much to fill up the void caused by reductions in the rates of those imposts. The gross decrease of the year is 1.913,000!., and the net decrease 552,809!., the difference, l,350,1911., representing the increase accruing from every class of revenue except Customs and Property Tax. The loss under the two last-mentioned heads, resulting from remissions, is less than was estimated by Mr Gladstone.

Tits Titans arm NAVIGATION Rmnxs you Novrusnim have been published. The quantity of cotton imported was 494,726 cwt. as against 683,008 in the corresponding month of 1862. Tea 13,705,992Ibs., as against 11,515,3191bs. Sugar, 809,468 cwt. as against 746,255 owt.; and tobacco, 10,228,384lbs., as against 9,139,1601bs. Of exports, the total quantity of coals exported during the month was 661.823 tons, as against 565,142 tons in the corresponding month 01'1862; cotton yarn, 6,027,857Ibs., valued at 712,000!.; cotton manufactures, white, 96,401,928lbs., valued at 2,104,480L; printed, 48,744,1181hs., valued at 1,244,4011. The total value of the exports for the month was 12,755,322L, as against 9,761,510!., in November, 1862.

Tan Mavnrrws LAND Cnanrr sun AGENCY COMPANY (Limited) has issued its prospectus. This is in every point ahighly respectable undertaking, even apart from the stamp which is conferred upon it through its being organised and introduced by the International Financial Society. It is another of those useful associations whose opcrutions consist in transferring capital from tho ordinarily ovcrsupplied home market to the colonies, where its fertilising influence is so much needed. The legal rate of interest on mortgages in Mauritius being 9 per cent., the company will be able to preserve such a margin as will enable them to realise a considerable profit “ on the small amount of paid up capital required to conduct the business." The Credit Foncicr system of a sinking fund is to he adopted, and the company's investments, besides being limited to first mortgages, are to be strictly limited in amount. The boards of direction, both in London and the Mauritius, represent Very satisfactorily the commercial interests identified with the colony. The capital is 250,0001. in 12,500 shares of 201. each, of which 1,600 are reserved for Mauritius. It is not contemplated to call up more than 5!. or share. The brokers are Messrs P. Cazenove and Co., and George ‘. Seymour.

THE WESTERN FIRE Ixsuaan'cs Cour/1n (Limited) is announced, with a proposed capital of 1,000,000!. in 100,000 shares of 101. each, of which the first issue is to consist of 25,000 shares. There is a deposit of 10s. pcr share, and 10:. more is to be paid on allotment, beyond which, the prospectus states, " no further call is anticipated.” This undertaking is established in connection with the Western Life Assurance Society, which was formed in the year 1842. Through this connection the new company will have the advantage of a large number of organised agencies in full working order, and will thus be able to get into operation at once. It is also promised that the formation of the company shall entail only a. small expense. The chief oflices are in London and Manchester, with branch offices at Birmingham, Liverpool, Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Bradford, and other important places. The direction is respectably composed, with a strong infusion of the provincial element.

Tun Bums“ arsn FOREIGN LIBRARY Comraxr (Limited) is announced. The capital is to be 100,000!., in 10,000 shares of 101. each, of which it is proposed to call up only one-half. The object of this undertaking is to form a public circulating library on a solid foundation. It is promised not only that every book of value or interest shall be added to the library as soon as it appears, but that new works shall be circulated immediately aftcr their publication, and these conditions the company guarantees. Special attention is to be given to the supply of foreign literature, including that connected with the East and the colonies. A point will also be made of providing for the subscribers the best and latest publications relating to science and theliberal professions—medicine, surgery, civil engineering, philology, and the mathematical and physical sciences. Provisional arrangements have been made for the purchase of the stock and good will of the oldest library in the metropolis—viz, Hookham's, in Old Bond street. The Messrs Hookham will take a considerable portion of the purchase money in shares, and will give their services in the management for a certain period. The direction is chiefly composed of gentlemen well-known in the literary world. A vacancy has occurred, however, in the board, as orginally constituted, through the lamented death of Mr W. M. Thackeray.

Tm: Laxn Monroaon Barr: or INDIA have put out an advertisement in which they state that, application having been made to them to undertake the agency of a credit foncier in the Mauritius, a special general meeting of the shareholders has been summoned for Monday, the 11th of January, at the London Tavern, for the purpose

of considering the propriety of enlarging the provisions of the articles ,.

of association, so as to enable the company to undertake such and similar a encies for other companies throughout the British possessions in e East.

Tan enoroern Oman-smear Ramvar meets with very influential opposition. On \Veduesday a public meeting of the inhabitants of Oxford street and its neighbourhood was held at the Court-house, Marylebone lane, for the purpose of opposing a bill to come before parliament in the ensuing session, entitled “ The Oxfordstreet and City Railway Bill,” which authorises its promoters to construct an underground railway from the Marble-arch to F arringdon street, passing underneath the whole distance of Oxford street. Mr P. Graham occupied the chair, and having opened the proceed- : ings, Mr Burgoyne moved a resolution to the effect that the making 1 of the railway in question would be destructive to the trade of Oxford street, and ruinous to a large proportion of its residents. Mr Field seconded the resolution, which was agreed to unanimously, Messrs Michell, Gotto, Whitmorc, Hindlcy, Galsworthy, and others' addressed the meeting in opposition to the scheme, and resolutions, were also adopted calling on the Metropolitan Board of Works, the vestry of Marylebone, and the vestries of the adjacent parishes, to‘ oppose the bil by all the means in their power. Mr Nicholay said i as the representative of Marylebone at the Board of Works he would ‘ take care that the whole facts of the case should he laid before that ‘ body, who by a recent set had the power of refusing their assent tol any plan they thought damaging to the metropolis, or any portion] thereof. If this assent was withheld there would be no fear of this | bill passing.

Guam Inronm 'ro Donna—The Dublin Evening Post says: i “We have prepared with considerable care the grain imports seaward into Dublin for the year. Of wheat we received 384,106 quarters,1 being a. decrease, as compared with the previous year, of over‘ 100,000 quarters. Maize, 256,986 quarters. about 5.000 quarters over last year. Flour, sacks and barrels, 75,572, an excess over last year of about 8,000." i

lllrscntnaa'nocs.-—'I‘lie half-yearly meeting of the London andl Greenwich Railway Company is called for the 12th inst., when a half-l yearly dividend of ll. 7s. 1d. per cent., or 55. 5d. per share, clear of, mcomo~tax, will be recommended—A special meeting of proprietors,

of the Union Bank of Australia will be held on the 11th inst., when a dividend will be declared on the 40,000 original shares.—-A general meeting of the lVestmz'nsler Brewery Company (Limited) is convened for the 7th inst, when a dividend is to be declared—An extraordinary meeting of the Seend Iron Company (Limited) is called for the 8th inst., “ to consider a modification of the terms of the contract for sale, to Mr J. Satchcll, of Edgbaston, of the company's works and plant, which terms were authorised and approved by a special resolution of the company passed on the 28th of July and the 13th of August, 1863."—Notice is given that a petition for the winding-up of the Metropolitan Cub and Carriage Company (Limited) is to be heard before V ice-Chancellor Wood on the lfith inst.—Creditors of the Unity General Life Assurance Association are required to send the particulars of their claims by the 25th inst. to the official liquidator, the 8th February having been appointed toadjudicate upon them. The Master of the Rolls proposes. on the 13th inst., to make a call on the contributories of the Commercial Discount Company (Limited). The amount of the call is to be 5!. per share, less the amount paid, if any, by the respective contributories of the said company in respect of the shares held by them respectively. The receipts of the Great Western Railway of Canada for the week ending the 11th December were 12,3961., being 342i. less than in the corresponding week of last year.-—Tho Great Western Railway Company of Canada have intimated that “the loss on exchange by the conversion of American money received for the carriage of through traffic from the commencement of the last half-year to December, 12, 1863, amounted to the sum of 13,1975.63, and at that date there was a further sum of American funds still remaining to be converted of 23,0]9.67."—The London Joint-Stock Bank will pay the dividend due the lat January on Michigan Central Railway Sir per Cent. sterling Bonds—The arrangements are notified in connexion with the payment ofthe guaranteed interest on the shares of the Bahia and San Francisco Railway Gmpany from the 6th October last to the 31st ult.—The Bank of Victoria will pay the interest about to fall due on the debentures of the Melbourne Gas and Coke Company—The East London Bank have notified that they will open branches on the 1st of January at 31 High street, Shoreditcb, and 97 High street, Whitechapel.—The Imperial Bank have notified that they intend to establish a branch in part of the new building in Victoria street, opposite the India Council office, now in course of erection by the Westminster Chambers Tontine Association.—The Brighton Railway traffic return shows this week an increase of 1247. over last year; and the Small-Earle": an increase of 1,72ll.-Tbe share list of the Cormlidalcd Discount Company (Limited) was closed on the 3l)th nlt.——Messrs Cams and Co., the Par-see firm, of Gresham house, London, and Romford courl Liverpool, have intimated by

circular that they have retired from business, and that the partneri who has carried on the business here will remain only until the '; liquidation is completed—The annual meeting of proprietors of the London and Brazilian Bank is convened for the 11th inst.—The hall'ycnrly interest at the rate of 7 per cent. per annum upon the preference shsrcs of the South Easlem 1;] Portugal Railway Company is announced for payment in due coursc.—The half-yearly interest is announced on the debentures of the Canada Landed Credit Company—The lhfercan

tile and Exchange Bank, at present occupying temporary offices at 41 : Mincing lane. have purchased the banking-house, N0. 4 Lombard street, where their business will be carried on as soon as the necessary alterations are completed—A call of 5s. is to be paid on the class A, l or preference shares of the East Indian Iron Company by the 20th inst.--Messrs Baring Brothers and Co., and Messrs Glyn and (30.,

have announced the interest due yesterday on the Canadian Consolidated ‘ Fine per Cent. Stock—The warrants for the half-year’s interest on the stock of the CrealSout/iem of India Railway Companyhave been forwarded to the proprietors, and are now payable at the Uion Bank of London. The interest on the. Mortgage Bonds of the company in also payable on prcsentation.~—The London and North- Western Railway traffic return shows this week an increase of 9,968l. over last year; the Great Northern an increase of 5,303!.; the Great Eastern an increase of 4,366l.; and the Great Western an increase of 9,001L—Tho traffic receipts on the Aladras Railway Company‘s south-west line for the four months ending 31st October last have amounted to 76,3381" against 53,8951. for the corresponding period of last year, being an increase of 22,943!., or upwards of 41 per cent., the mileage remaining the same. On the company’s north-west line the receipts for the four months have been 4,7211. on 41 miles open, against 2,014l. on 32 miles open for the same period of last year; showing an increase of nine miles or 28 per cent. in the length of way open, of 2,7077. or 139 per cent. in the receipts, and an increase on the receipts per mile of 825 per cent compared with those of the corresponding period of last yearn—It is‘ notified that the half-yearly dividend on Alabama Five per Cent. Sterling Bonds. due in London in January, with Messrs Reid, Irving, and Co., will be paid by the Union Bank of London.—The Master of the Rolls proposes on the 11th inst. to appoint an official liquidator of the Roodee Iron Ship-bm'ldiny Company (Limited).—The traffic receipts of ~ the Copiapo Extension Railway for October, 1863, were 8,168.40 dols., and

working expenses, 4,676.27 dols. ; showing a surplus of 3,492.13 dols. i This is an increase over the preceding month of 768.38 dols., and over 5 the corresponding period of 1862 of 1,881.46 dols.—As regards the, Copiupo Gas Company, the profit for the month of October was 1 1,803.07 dols., and the operations were being prosecuted with satisfac- l tory results.—We are requested to mention that Mr G. W. Constable,

late of the firm of Henderson and Corsstablo, and Mr J. Wykes havel [commenced business at 21 Mincing lane, as colonial produce-brokers, ‘ under the style of Constable and Wykes.

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DENMARK AND GERMANY.

Speech of the King of Denmark to his Chamber.

The following is the speech from the King of Denmark, which was read by the President of the Council at the last sitting of the Rigsrsad on the 22nd:

“ We, Christian IX, by the Grace of God, 8:0. To the Rigsraad, our Royal greeting! When this assembly, which has to-day arrived at the end of its labours, met for the first time eight years ago, it was received with the hope that it would finish the arrangement announced in the royal rescript of 1852 for a collective representation ofthe common affairs of the monarchy. This hope would have been realised if the Germanic Confederation in its relations with Denmark had kept to the limits of its federal competency. The Rigsraad well knows that it was only with great reluctance, and under threats of a recourse to cosrcive measures, that, the Danish Government has been brought by the Confederation to abolish the collective constitution for Holstein and Lauenburg. The Rigsrnad is aware, moreover, of the steps taken at different times for the re-establishment of the constitutional union without being able to obtain the assent of the States of Holstein, required as an indispensable condition by the Confederation. The new charter voted by the Rigsraad, and sanctioned by us, under date of the 18th of November last, rests upon the same basis as the actual collective constitution. The separation of common matters from local matters is not subjected by this charter to any kind of modification ; while it docs not give to the Rigsrand any power in matters pertaining up till now to the peculiar authority ofthe special representations. It is true that it will not have the fi rce oflnw except in the part of the Danish monarchy where the Germanic Confederation exercises no authority; but as it is our intention to grant to our German federal territories the same autonomy and the same liberty, the road will be thus laid open towards a more intimate union by the agreement attained of the Rigsraad with the States of Holstein. To such an accord the new constitution will oppose no obstacle whatever: and it is certainly only by a. misunderstanding that certain Powers have believed that they saw in it motives for leaving undecided the question as to whether they would execute the engagcmcnts imposed by treaties contracted by them without any condition. Side by side with the exaggerated demands raised by the Germanic Confederation, tendencies have been manifested in Germany which would result in the dismemberment of the Danish monarchy. The authors of such subversive plans imagine they have found an efficacious instrument. We console ourselves with the hope that Europe will know how to maintain for the Danish monarchy the collective succession, the unaltered existence of which it has recognised as indispensable to the preservation of the general peace. Although we have given satisfaction to all federal resolutions concerning our territories connected with Germany, German troops are on the eve of invading, not only our ducliy of Holstein, but even our our-by of Lauenburg, the contentment and fidelity of which have been testified to us by convincing proofs. In such a case it is impossible for us to reconnise the legality of the federal execution; however, to avoid as much as is possible the outbreak of hostilities, we have deemed it right to withdraw our troops in order to concentrate our whole force of resistance on this side of the Eider, well convinced as we are that our brave and loyal people will unite in perfoctharmouy around their King. when the safety and liberty of the country are at stake. By thc~e words we present to the members of onrltigsraad our parting salutution. We express to them our thanks and those of the country for their perseverance in their work, and the fidelity of their devotion, during the difficult years which have claimed their activity, as well as for tho eagerness with which they have responded to the appeal of the country in its present situation, so full of imminent dungers. We pray God to have you in His keeping—you, together with ourselves—and to watch over the safety of our dear people. Done at our residence at Christianshnrg, Dec. 21, 1863. Cnmsruu R."

After the reading of the above message the members of the Rigsraad separated with shouts of “ Long live the King!"

The Danish Protest.

The following is the translation of a note addressed to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Prussia, and (with the necessary alterations of names and titles) of Austria, Saxony, and Hanover, dated Copenhagen, Dec. 19, 1863:

“The undersigned, President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs of his Majesty the King of Denmark, has the honour to acknowledge the receipt, on the 15th inst., of the note whereby the President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Prussia has acquainted him with a Federal decree of December the 7th. and, in consequence of the so -called procedure of execution resolved by the said Federal decree, has requested the Government of the King to evacuate Holstein WIthin seven days. Having without delay submitted this note to his most gracious Sovereign, the undersigned has been charged by his Majesty to call the attention of the Prussian Government to the following observations:

“The resolution passed by the German Federal Assembly on the 7th of this month is deprived already of all binding force for the Royal Government by the circumstance that it has been passed after the illegal exclusion of his Majesty's plenipotentiary from the Assembly. Besides, with regard to the fact that the said decree pretends to be founded on the preceding Federal decree of October 1, it is impossible for the King's Government to consider this latter as a valid motive for the proeedure of execution which has recently been resolved, for the following reasons : That the ordinance of March 30 of this year, against which the said decree was directed, has since been formally repealed; that the mediation offered by the British Government, with a view of reconciling the pending differences between Denmark and the Confederation, has been accepted by the Royal Government in the sitting of the 29th of October; that the King’s Government, in the some sitting, declared itself ready to meet the Confederation in every point in which the autonomy or equality of rights claimed for the Federal provinces should not; be considered as being sufficiently guaranteed at present. But the singular character of the pretended Federal execution has become still more perceptible since the Federal Assembly has pretended to question his Majesty's right of succession and the validity of the treaty of London of May 8, 1852. For, even considering the matter from the point of view of the German Confederation, it must be admitted that any demand on the part of the Confederation with regard to the position which his Majesty should accord to Holstein in his capacity of Duke of Holstein, must be subordinate to a preceding acknowledgment of the King as Duke of Holstein and Laucnburg. Lastly, I must observe that the request addressed to the King’s Government is not in conformity with the prescriptions laid down in the regulations for the procedure of execution, dated August 3, 1820 (Article 10), namely, in this important point, that it has not been made possible for the King’s Government to avoid the execution by submission to any precise demands addressed to it. Far from this, the execution itself appears simply as the only object

of the Federal resolution. His Majesty, my most gracious Sovereign, is under these circumstances unable to recognise the so-called execution resolved by the Confederation as a legitimate procedure founded in the F ederul law, but intends, on the contrary, to reserve formally his sovereign and dynastic rights. His Majesty has, therefore, commanded the undersigned to protest by this present, and in the most solemn manner, against the unquestionable encroachment which has been announced to him, and reserves for himself to take such further resolutions as he may consider reconcileable with his rights and interests. The undersigned avails himself, &c.—(Sigued.)—C. HALL."

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AL'rortA, Dec. 25.—Tho Federal Civil Commissioners have issued a proclamation stating that Altona will be their seat for the transaction of business. The reports hitherto sent to Herr von Ploeu at Copenhagen are henceforth to be forwarded to the Commissioners. Prayers are to be put up in the churches only for the Government, its councillore, and servants. The Danish troops leave Neumunuer to-day. Duke Frederick has been proclaimed in Piuneberg, Elmshom, and Gliickstadt.

26.—-A proclamation of the Federal Commissioners has been published to-day, expressing itself in very decided terms against any premature measures ou the part of the people, and especially against any act anticipating the decision of the Federal Diet by proclaiming the Prince of Augustenburg. The Federal Commissioners further pronounce against any arbitrary removal of functionaries, and call upon the people to strictly obey their previous proclamation. No objection will be made to expressions of sympathy with the House of Angustenburg. General Hacks has received official notification from the chief of the Danish general staff that Rendsburg will be evacuated by the Danes. Awarding toprivate information received from Copenhagen. Mr Hall has declared to the Ministers of Austria and Prussia that he no longer considers them as members of the Diplomatic Corps. The Ministers haVc, nevertheless, not quitted Copenhagen, in consequence of special orders received from their Governments. It is said that the Scandinavian party has sent agents to Stockholm. The Prince of Augustenburg has been proclaimed at Neumunstcr and Oldesloe.

30.—Gcneral Helke and his staff left for Nortorf this morning. The Federal vanguard is said to have reached Hoheustedt. The six Holstein villages which have been incorporated with Slesvig are to be occupivd tomorrow. The Danes have evacuated the téte do pont near Friederichstadt, and the Danish troops are also preparing to quit Rendsburg.

31.—In consequence of the resolution passed yesterday by the municipality, u deputation from the municipal authorities will proceed

‘ to Kiel to pay homage to the Duke of Augustenburg in the name of,

the city of Altonu. , lEannnuc, Dec. 26.—'l‘he military are busily engaged in pulling down the Palisades which have been erected here.

Gortu, Doc. 2B.-—Duke Frederick of Augustenburg received an official deputation to—day from the University of Kiel, consisting of the Deans and Professors Fricke, Neuner, Litzmau, and Thoulon, who were the bearers of an address of allegiance from the Academical Cousistory.

Brass, Dec. 28.—-The Duke of Angustenburg has announced to the Federal Council and the other European Governments his accession to the throne of Slesvig and llolstein.

KIEL, Dec. 29.—Bar0n Kiinuentz and the Federal troops have met with a brilliant reception on the part of the inhabitants. Senator Thomrnsen has proclaimed Duke Frederick, amid great acclamations.

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 2S.—It is now most probable that the Ministers will rcrnain in office. On Saturday last the members of the Cabinet, and several eminent statesmen belonging to different political parties in the Rigsraad, had an interview with the King. They were all unanimous that a legal suspension of the common Constitution is now impossible. The reasons stated were that wherever the Federal troops have entered a revolution has been accomplished under their protection, by which King Christian has been deprived of his rights as Duke of liolstcin. The Pretender has also been proclaimed, and any expression of loyalty suppressed, all in the presence of the Federal troops. The principal clergyman in Altona was compelled to fly from the town for remaining loyal to King Christian.

29,—Dr Monrad, u; to the present Minister of Public Worship, has been intrusted with the formation of a new Ministry. A rumour is current here that England has proposed a conference of the seven Powers who signed the Treaty of London of 1862, at which the representative of the Federal Diet would also be present.

31.—The ministerial crisis has terminated. Bishop Monrad has been appointed President of the Council and Minister of Finance, and will act provisionally as Minister for Foreign Affairs. The War Minister, M. de Thesthrup, and the Minister of Justice, M. Casse, remain in office. The King has gone to visit the army.

Haxnnno, Dec. 28.—The towns of Neustadt, Bramstedt, and Marne have proclaimed the Prince of Augustenburg without the participation of the authorities. Four hundred and fifty Holstein soldiers of the Danish army who had been ordered to the north refused, on arriving at Ploen, to proceed further. The Saxon troops have left Altona, which has been entered by the Hanoverian troops.

29.—A proclamation of the Federal Commissioners has been issued, removing Count Moltke, the President of' the Provincial Government of Holstein and Lauenburg, with the Government Councillors Roach and Warnstadt, from their posts, owing to the present circumstances of the country. Private letters received here state that the six villages plorth of the Eider occupied by the Danes have been evacuated without

clay.

80.-—Duke Frederick arrived this afternoon at Kiel, and was received with great enthusiasm by the inhabitants. The German troops and the Commander-in-Chief arrived at Iveustedt to-day, and are expected to reach Rendsburg at eleven a.m. to-morrow, when detachments are to be sent to Friederichsiadt.

31.—An eye-witness who has arrived here states that the téte de pont of Friedrichstadt was blown up by the Danes last night, and has been totally demolished. Advices from Lnuenburg to the 29th inst. state that popular demonstrations have taken place against the resolutions of the Assemblies of the nobility and the landed proprietors in favour of Denmark.

On Wednesday night the Duke of Augustenburg travelled by way of Harburg by steamer to Gluckstadt, and thence by special train to Kiel, where he arrived at three o'clock. He entered the town in an open carriage, and was received with great enthusiasm. The prince was proclaimed Duke of Slesvig-Holstein, and showed himself to the people. By request of the inhabitants, the duke will remain three days at Kiel in a private capacity. In order not to aggravate the difficulties of the Federal Commissioners, the duke intends subsequently to return to Altona. The Federal Commissioners have applied to F rankfort for fresh instructions.

The Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark will shortly proceed to the army. Ilia royal highness is now residing in Slesvig. The King will visit the army at the beginning of January. The Royaleffects have already arrived at Gottorf. The Danes distrust the Slesvig regiments, and occupy them in the construction of earthworks.

Faxnaroar-oa-rnn-Msm, Dec. 28.-—At an extraordinary sitting of the Federal Diet to-day the representative of Hesse Darmstadt moved the immediate occupation of Slesvig, to insure the rights of the German Confederacy. Austria and Prus=ia proposed that Denmark should be called upon to withdraw the ordinances referring to the incorporation of Slesvig with Denmark, and that the Diet, in case of this not. being done, should reserve to itself the right of taking further measures as to the succession question. These proposals were referred to the Committees on the Danish question An English note was read and referred to the committee upon Holstein affairs. The note officially communicates to the Confederation the existence of the Treaty of May 8, 1862, and adds that if by over-hasty measures the Confederation departs from the course thereby marked out the most serious complications may ensue. England is, however, ready to take part in a Conference at which representatives of the Diet should be present, as well as the Powers which signed the treaty.

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Government considers itself released from the engagement! entered into by its adhesion to the London treaties, and that it looked upon Prince Frederick as being entitled to the hereditary succession. The Minister further stated that the representative of Wurtemburg at the Federal Diet had recuived instructions to act in conformity with these views. In couclusion, Baron v0n IIugel announced that Wurtemburg. Bavaria, and Saxony were fully agreed upon the Slesvig-Ilolsteiu question.

BERLIN, Dec. 3L-The Austrian and Prussian ministers will leave Copenhagen in a few days if the constitution of the 18th November is not rescinded by the end of the year. The Norddmtrche Zes'luag of to-day says: “We learn that the adhesion at the Federal Diet of Austria and Prussia to the occupation of Slesvig has already elicited a protest from the English Government. England has stated to the German Government that in case German troops cross the Elder, she will be unable to refuse the assistance requested by Denmark."

Dansmtn, Dec. 3l.—-Prince Frederick of Augusteuburg has informed the Federal Commissioners that he does not intend either to assume the government immediately, or to oppose the Federal resolutions of the 7th inst.

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The Cologne Gazette of Tuesday publishes a cot-res between the Pretender of Holstein and the Emperor The following letter is from the former:

Sire—Having taken possession, after the dccease of his late Majesty Fredcrick VII., of the government of the Duchies of Slesvig-Holstein—the obligation to do so being imposed on me in my quality of legitimate heir—I venture to submit to the high justice of your Majesty some observations relative to the rights which it is my duty to claim in the name of my house, and still more so in the name of my country.

Assuredly the essential points of this grave question have not escaped the penetrating regard of your Majesty, but the spirit of party and the passions excited by interests foreign to the question of right have so tended to obscure this cause, so simple in itself, that your Majesty, I hope, will excuse the eagerness which indance me to succinctly recall in this letter the bases on which, as it appears to me. the cause should be 'udgcd. Just in the sight of God, the cause which I am called on to defend certainly has not to dread the judgment of any impartial tribunal. that it should be investigated without prejudice.

All the sympathy which the unfortunate situation of my country might inspire may be dispensed with—a rigorously impartial examination of our rights and our troubles is all that we demand in the face of Heaven. And it is this rigorous but impartial cxumination-but free from all prejudice—that before all I venture to hope, with entire confidence, from your Majesty, from that spirit of high justice which you have so many times manifested in so magnanimous a manner.

But. sire, in confining myself to demand justice for my country, I should not forget the circumstances which especially imposed on me a duty, and which without doubt will be of great weight in the sight of a generous equity. In the cause of the duchies, positive and historical right is found in union with the wishes of their numerous and loyal population, with their dearest and most holy interests—with the interests of their nationality. Your Majesty has never been indifferent to the voice of oppressed peoples—the whole of Europe bear witness to this. four Majesty will still design to sympathise with the sufferings, with the unjust oppression, which the inhabitants of Slesvig-Holstein have suffered because they have remained faithful to the traditions of their count and to the language and customs of their fathers. It is throng me, from the success of my claims, that they expect the termination of their sufferings, and I venture to say that it is on this account. on account of these hopes, I cannot renounce the duty of seeking the roe-establishment of the hereditary rights which have devolved upon me.

Besides, we cannot refuse to perceive that the question so much debated in the duchies is now of great importance in more than one res ect, and extends far beyond the material interests immediate y involved. It excites a lively and impassioned interest such as, in short, may lead to grave consequences if its effects are not appreciated at their just value. The whole of Germany is agitated. A glance at the whole of the German countries, from the borders of the Rhine to the shores of the Baltic, suffices to produce the conviction that men’s minds there are not satisfied, that peace and public tranquillity will never be restored there on a solid basis; that, in short, the torch of revolution will not be extinguished till the question of the duchies is settled in conformit with the laws of equity and with the interest of nationality—ant , in fact, this country is wrested from the dominationof the foreigner, and restored to its legitimate sovereign. It should be well understood that any decision in an opposite sense can only be regarded as provisional in the eyes of 40,000,000 of Germans. Even should it be sought to clothe such a decision in the most solemn forms. it would never be regarded by the nation otherwise than as a struggle to be reoommenced. Without doubt it is superfluous to descent further on the dangers of such a situation. They are but too evident.

And he who demands justice in the name of a right venerable and sacred on so many accounts, and in the name of important interests of which destiny has rendered him depositary—will it not be permitted to him to believe that your Majesty intends, and that fate offers you the opportunity, to second the noble enterprises for which Europe I! bound to thank you—those generous efforts, the Object of which is to render justice to the interests of nationality, in avoiding the dangers which surround their claims, as eloquent words have recently proclaimed before the whole of Europe.

In confidently submitting the question of right to the enlightened appreciation of your Majesty, I dare to hope, site, that the noble cause confided to me will find its best support in the elevated views and tin! generous sentiments which animate you. In casting a retrospective glance over my past life, I find in it melancholy reminiscences. l 8150 have had to struggle against an adverse fate; I have bad to support painful reverses; and if a feeling of pride were permitted me, I would add that I also have never lost courage, I have never renounced hope. nor forsaken my duty. May Providence also accord, in a much m0" modest degree, that fortunate success of which one of the most illus— trious sovereigns of Europe and one of the most powerful crowns offerl to the world so glorious an example. .

When I recall the happy days I have been permitted to spend "1 France, at the court of your Majesty, when I proceeded thither to present the homage of sentiments which are due to you on so many accounts, the remembrance of the maguanimons interest which your Majesty was good enough to display towards me, of the kind Word! which you did me the honour to address to me, presents itself vividly to my memory. It is a sweet satisfaction to dwell on this, and til" happy memory seems to me to be a guarantee for the future. 1 11°" await without fear the decision to which your Majesty will be pleased to arrive at respecting my good and just cause. Full of confidence! dare to hope that you will not reject a claim for rights the legitimflcy of which cannot be doubted; that, on the contrary, you will delg'fl '0 receive my claims with a generous sympathy, and accord to them 1110 powerful support of the suffrage of F rauce.—l have the honour N be, &c., (Signed) FREDERIC

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The Emperor's reply is as follows: My Cousin,—I have read with great interest the letter which you have sent to me, and I hasten to reply to it. I know nothing more honourable than to be the representative of a cause which supports itself on the independence and the nationality of a people; and on this account you may rely on my sympathy, for I shall be always consistent in my conduct. If I have fought for Italian independence, if I have raised my voice for Polish nationality, I cannot have other sentiments in Germany, nor obey other principles. But the great Powers are united by the Convention of London, and their assembling can alone resolve without difficulties the question which interests you. I regret, then, very sincerely on this account, as on so many others, that England has refused to assist at the Congress which I proposed.

It is unfortunate that the Diet was not consulted on the rights of a duchy forming part of the German Confederation ; also Denmark may be in the wrong as regards Germany ; but on one side I deplore that the Confederation believed itself obliged to intervene in Holstein before the question of succession was decided, for intervention, which can bring on very grave complications. does not decide this question, and if Denmark were oppressed by powerful neighbours, public opinion in France would incline towards her.

I therefore sincerely wish that your rights may be examined by the Germanic Diet, that their decision may be submitted to the signataries of the Convention of London, and that thus the national sentiment which is manifested so energetically in Germany may receive by a common accord a legitimate satisfaction. I embrace with pleasure this occasion to offer you the assurance of my esteem and constant favour. On this, my cousin, I pray God that He may have you in His sacred keeping. Nsromtox. Compiegne, Dec. 10, 1863

THE SULTAN AND THE CONGRESS.

The Monitevr 0f Tuesday publishes the reply of the Sultan, whom it styles Emperor of the Ottomans, to the Congress proposition. The following is a translation : " I have received from the Marquis do Monsticr the letter in which your Imperial Majesty refers to the present position of Europe, and to the necessity of assembling in Congress in order to concert and to adopt proper measures for settling the present and assuring the future. I cordially thank your Imperial Majesty for the semiments of sincere friendship you linvc displayed towards me on this Occasion, and I beg you to believe in the perfect reciprocity ofiny sentimenta, as well as in my most ardent desire to prove to you the high value I attach to seeing strengthened the bonds of that secular friendship which so happily exists between the two empires. Sovereign of an empire the interests and prosperity of which d: pend, in great part, upon the maintenance of peace, I shall experience a genuine satisfaction in seeing it established upon a solid and durable foundation. As for my personal views upon the proposition of your Imperial Majesty, I refer you to the conversation I have had with your representative, and to the friendly communication I have charged my ambassador at your Majesty's court to make to your government. I avail myself of this occasion to renew to your Imperial Majesty the assurance ofmy sincere affection and inviolate attachment. Constantinople, the 23rd Djémaziul-akher, 1280. (5th December, 1863)."

The foregoing letter is followed by the following document, headed, “ Note containing an account of the audience of his Majesty the Sultan, addressed the 24th New, 1863, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, by the Marquis de Moustier." The ambassador. in placing in the Sultan’s bands the letter of the Emperor, briefly made known its contents. The Sultan replied: “I highly appreciate the imperial idea, and I sincerely thank his Majesty for his letter. I cannot doubt the Emperor’s sentiments with regard to me; and the entire Ottoman nation, I am sure, will be extremely sensible of the step his Majesty has just taken towards me. I should be very happy to avail myself of this occasion of making the personal acquaintance of such a sovereign as the Emperor, for whom I have a profound friendship, and at the same time to visit each a beautiful city as Paris; but ifI had known beforehand the basis upon which an understanding was to be established it would have been perhaps much better, as in that case I should have acted with a full knowledge of everything.” The ambassador immediately replied: “ As the Emperor states in his letter that he had no preconceived idea he could not draw up a programme. Confiding in their wisdom, he has confined himself to indicating to all the sovereigns his allies the situation full of danger in which Europe is placed. It is to the Congress alone that it nppertains to decide the points upon which an understanding is to be established, and in appealing, for the position and the solution of all the gucstions, to a general discussion the Emperor has given a guarantee an cient for every interest." The Sultan replied: “ My observation concealed no sentiment of opposition. I understand now, by the explanation which the ambassador hasjust furnished to me, the difficulty that there really is in knowing beforehand the points which would form the object ofthe deliberations. I accept, therefore, the invitation which the Emperor has addressed to me ; but as my presence alone in France would not be sufficient, I shall only undertakethejouruey ifthe other sovereigns themselves go to Paris. In one word, " said the Sultan in conclusion, and with a certain emphasis, “I beg the ambassador to feel convinced that if the meeting of the Congress takes place Turkey will not be the last to he represented at it." The ambassador having thanked the Sultan for what he hadjust heard fall from his lips, his Majesty ended by saying: " I am about to reply to the letter the ambassador has delireredto me, and the Emperor will be satisfied in every respect with my reply."

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anutr, Dec. 31.—In the Chamber of Deputies to-day, the King’s reply to the address was read. The King maintains his royal prerogative with regard to foreign relations. Mature consideration had resuited in the King's resolution to proceed in the matter of the duchies in a manner becoming the honour of Prussia and Germany, while observing respect to treaties. The Chamber could not expect that the King, without taking into account Prussia's international relations, should arbitrarily withdraw from the European treaties concluded in 1852. The question of the hereditary succession was being examined by the Federal Diet. The matter to be meanwhile considered by the Chamber was Prussia's Federal duty with regard to the execution, and the defence of the country against dangers which might easily and soon arise out of that proceeding. The King, therefore, expected a speedy adoption of the proposed loan. His Majesty's reply was referred to the committees upon the loan.

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Amongst the news brought by the 151116 from New York is the following: “ The British brig Ada, from Minatirlan, Mexico, November 19, n ports that town closely besieged by the French. All supplies were cut off, and the citizens were suffering from want of provisions. The rumoured recapture of Puebla by the Mexicans is alleged to have been confirmed by late arrivals at New Orleans of vessels from Vera Cruz. There was no resistance. The number of French troops garrisoning the t0wn being small, they retired before the Mexicans, who occupied the place with 5,000 men. Advices from Tampico represent the French garrison there in a state of siege. No dates are given.

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Mail say: “The French have occupied Querctaro with a force of murderer is James Clitheroe,aglass polisher,agcd thirty-five, a married about 10,000 men and 5,000 Mexicans under Marquez. They are man, with five children, who lived near the deceased. On Monday pushing forward towards Gnaoajuato. Between the latter point and morning several of the school children arrived at the dcceased's house, Queretaro are the troops ofJuarez. Comonfort, who was going to and there found that the front door was fast. J. Monsdell, aneighbour. take the command over these, was surprised, together with five having entered the house, Went into the kitchen, and at the bottom of general: and several officers, by the Indians under Mojia, one of the staircase leading to the bedrooms saw a man’s shoes. He proceeded Marqucz’s generals, and all were shot the same day." i upstairs, and. in a small back bedroom, on the bed, which was satu

News from Vera Cruz to the 2nd ult. has been received in Paris. ‘ rated with blood, lay Clithcroc, undressed, and bleeding from a gash The report of General Miramon's death is confirmed. General in his throat. Monadell ran down stairs and called in Police-constable Bazainc is on his march towards the Pacific. Another corps is march- Turner, who was passing. Wheu Turner entered the room. Clitheroe, ing upon San Luis. Solas and Ormachez have resigned their posts as who was almost dead from loss of blood, waved his hand in the members of the regency. General Negro commands at the city of direction of the other side of the bed. Turner went round the bed, Mexico. The French troops will shortly evacuate Vera Cruz. and lifted up the bedclothes, and there found the body of Mary Woods. the Mexican forces will occupy all the districts of the Terra Caliente Her head was almost severed from her body. Clitheroe was inafearful actually conquered. M. De Saligny is about to return to France. I state, his windpipe being also severed, and he was bleeding a great deal. The ceiling of the room and the walls were sputtered with blood, , and on the wall over the head of the bed were finger marks of blood.

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THE CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.

ON Ss'rnunar an inquest was held on the body ofa man, name unknown, and apparently about fifty years of age, found lying on the North Kent Railway between the Strood and Gravesend stations, with his head completely severed from his body. The body was lying in a transverse direction to the rails, with the feet nearest them, and in such a position that there was little doubt that the deceased had purposely placed hirnselfon the metals in order that he might commit suicide. Thejury returned a verdict that the deceased was accidentally killed.

An INQUEST was held on Saturday at Guy’s Hospital, touching the death othr W. C. Brewerton, aged forty-four, who lost his life by an accident at the Greenwich station of the South-Eastern Railway. Mr Brewerton, Greenwich, said that deceased was a landscape gardener. He stated to witness that on the previous Tuesday evening he left the London-bridge terminus by the 9.25 train. He fell asleep, and when, he awoke at the Greenwich station he found the carriage in which her was entirely empty. He opened the same door that he got in by at London bridge and got out, thinking he was stepping upon the platform. lle fell, however, on the line across the metals. An engine came along and ran over both his lens which were left only hanging to the rest of his body by the skin. He died on the following Thursday from those injuries. Mr Harris, an officer of the railway company,l said that ashort time since the dours of the carriages were all kept locked in consequence of three persons having stopped our, like the deceased on the wrong side. But the public seemed to think they could never get out fast enough, and tho letrcrs and complaints that poured in were so numerous that the doors had to be unlocked again. It was not possible to tell beforehand at which side the train would come up to the platform.—Toplady, engine-driver, said that he had frequently seen as many as three-score persons in the act of getting out; of the wrong side of the train. They were always in such a hurry: that nothing could restrain their impatieneeé—Mr Groom, stationmaster, said that it took ten minutes to open the doors ofn looked train, i and the public, therefore, would not consent to wait. Mr Harris said that some persons had made a complaint to the Board of Trade about the locking of the doors. The Iloard of Trade- scnt dban and made inquiries, and then left it to the company to act as they thought fit in the marten—The jury returned the following special verdict—“That. deceased came by his death accidentally by stepping out of the wrong side ofa certain railway carriage, and the jurors consider that the railway company should take such steps as may be necessary for the, safety of the public by locking the doors of railway carriages on that.I side of the train which is not to be brought up to the platform." \

Esau on Cums-nus nonnrnc a fire broke out at Birmingham, , which rrsultcd in the loss of six lives, at the Hill-street Tavern, kcpt= by Mr Gameson. On the previous night, when the customers hadi left, the following were the occupants of the house : George Garneson, i the landlord ; Mrs Gameson, his wife; Mrs Bradbury, an old lady, whoi came that evening to spend her Christmas holidays; a general servant named Hancocka ; a nurse-girl, named Spratt, aged about twelve years; i and Mr Gamesnn’s six children, varying in age from two years to, seventeen. Between four and five o’clock in the morning some persons in the street discovered that Mr Gameson’s house was on fire, and the flames were ascending from the upper windows of the house. A few persons crowded to the spot, and the alarm was at once given to thei tire and police-offices. The fire escape was the first to arrive, and was; immediately got into use. The engines arrived soon nfterwnrdl, and ‘ got into play, but the fire had made great headway before they com- i menced work, and the house is completely gutted, though the outside‘ stands fair and unmarked, with the exception of some broken windows. The house has a ground floor and two storeys, the first-floor front being occupied as a club-room. Pending the arrival of the fire-escape some men had scaled the walls and gained the leads over the bar windows. The landlord had by some means got out. of the house, and was frantically calling on the people to aid in rescuing his wife and children. When the fire-escape came it was reared against the upper windows of the house, and some men who had penetrated into the upper stories commenced to get out the bodies. Old Mrs Bradbury was found under the bed in her room, with two of the children. They were all horribly burned and scarred, and had been dead for some time. Two other children were also dead, besides the nurse-girl. Out of six children only two were saved. Mr and Mrs Gameson and the elder servant escaped unhurt. It appears as if Mrs Bradbury had not been in bed, for she was partially dressed. In each case the flesh of the victims is burnt up until their limbs only resemble sticks of charcoal rather than the remains of humanity.

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Tun EXECUTION or Amos Hour for poisoning her mother took place at Chester on Monday. The evidence at the trial, before Mr Justice Willes, on the 8th and 9th of December, showed that the prisoner insured her mother’s life for 261. at a premium of 6d. per week. She induced a person, named Betty Wood, to personate her mother before the doctor. The proposal was accepted by the Wesleyan Assurance Society, and from that time the mother became worse. On the 26th and 26th the prisoner bought arsenic—a quarter of a pound each time, which she put in a jug with boiling water, and sprinkled about the room where her mother lay to kill vermin. On the night of the 26th deceased had some brandy-and-water, and complained of “grounds ” being at the bottom. Prisoner said, “You ought to have drank grounds and all." Mary Bailey died in the morning with all the symptoms of arsenical poisoning, and was buried. The pcrscnation came to the ears of the ofiice, and the body was disinterred on the 12th ofJune, when it was found perfectly fresh but “saturated with arsenic,” of which no less than 160 grains were found in the stomach and adjacent parts. The prisoner was not tried at the Summer Assizes, in consequence of her being pregnant. The child has since been adopted by Holt's uncle, the only person who had visited her during her imprisonment. The execution took place at ten minutes past eight. When near the drop her courage failed her, and she was half dragged, half carried to the scaffold. On the platform she fell on her knees, and moaned piteonsly, “The Lord have mercy upon rue," which she continued to do while Calcraft pulled the bolt. The drop only fell partially, and when it was at last pulled down she swung about partially strangled for two or three minutes the fall not being enough to break the neck. About 1,000 people witnessed the scene.

A SUPPOSED MURDER AND smnr'ran eutcmlt have created great excitement at St Helen's, near Manchester. The deceased is Mary Woods, aged thirty-three, a single woman and a. cripple, who

Dr Rigg pressed the edges of Clitheroc's wound together, when the man said, “We made it up to cut our throats, and we did it about three o’clock this morning. She cut her throat and then I cut mine." A razor covered with blood was found on the floor, wrapped in a nightdrcss. There was no blood on the deceased's hands, us there must have been had she cut her own throat. The bedclothes were also greatly disturbed, as if a struggle had taken place; and it would have been almost impossible for her to have covered herself up in the way in which she was found, after receiving the wound which killed her. On Monday night Clitheroe made a further statement, to the effect that he had slept with the deceased, Mary Woods. twice previously, and that they both agreed to commit suicide. lie said that he had got a razor out of a drawer in the deceased’s house, and first gave it to tho deceascd, who cut her throat. He then kissed her and cut his own. He alleges that she lived about half an hour after her threat was cut.

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PAR15,JBII.I.—At the reception of the Diplomatic Body at the Tuilerics today the Papal Nuucio presented the good wishes of that body to the Emperor. His Majesty, in reply, thanked the Diplomatic Body for their good wishes, and said that they were a happy onicn fo! the year which we were about to enter. Th Emperor concluded by saying: “ Notwithstanding the difliculties which have been brought about by certain events in different parts of Europe, I am convinced that they will be removed by the conciliatory spirit by which the sovereigns are animated, and that we shall be able to maintain peace."

The Temps, referring to the speech, adds that the Emperor addressed himself to the American ambassador, Mr Dayton, and expressed a hope that the year 1864 would be one of peace and reconciliation for the United States.

SPEECH OF THE KING OF ITALY.

TURIN, Jan. l.—At the reception held by his Majesty to-day the King advised the deputation from the Senate to deliberate upon the Bills regulating the taxation. The people were prepared for the sacrifices required by the condition of the country. The King expressed his regret to the deputation from the Chamber of Deputies that the year 1863 had not afforded a. favourable opportunity to accomplish the redemption of Italy. His Majesty considered that 1864 would bring about European complications not well defined, which might offer the wished-for opportunity. The country might reckon upon the King, as the King reckoned upon the country.

The S'ampa dcmea a statement published by the Europe relating to the mission of Count Pasclini to the English Cabinet, and asserting that it had terminated in an unfavourable result. It also says: “ The policy of the Italian Government is equally removed from the inaction with which it is reproached by the extreme parties, as from the rash haste imagined at Vienna. The proposition of the Emperor Napoleon for a. Congress has certainly created a new phase, obliging all Governments to hold themselves prepared for events; but Italy is too sure of final triumph to compromise European peace."

THE SCHLESWIG -HOLSTEIN QUESTION.

VIENNA, Jan. l.—-Au\trin and Prussia are said to be about to more at the Federal Diet that Schleswig and Holstein should receive a common constitution, dynastic union being their only tie to Denmark.

Humane, Jan. 1.—A proclamation of the Federal Commissioners, dated Altona, December 28. has been published in Lauenburg. The authorities of the dnchy are therein desired to avoid the designation " Royal " in all official documents, and to remove the Danish escutcheon from the Government buildings. They are likewise requested not to wear the Danish cockade.

Raxnsnuno, Jan. 1.—The Danish troops evacuated this place yesterday morning, and 5,000 Saxons, under General Hake, immediately entered the town, and were enthusiastically received by the inhabitants. The Danish Commandant stated that he was without instructions respecting that part of the town called the “ Kronenwerk," and ordered the palisadea which had been removed to be replaced. General Hake allowed until this morning for consideration, threatening that if the “ Kronenwerk " were not evacuated by that time he should

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MUNIYICENCE or a Scorcrr Lanv -—I.ad_v Cuningliam Fairlie has presented to the National Lifeboat Institution 3001. to defray the cost of a new lifeboat, which she wished to be called The Wallace. Her ladyship is the widow of the late Sir J. C. Fairlie, Bart, of Robertland and Fairlie, and is the daughter of the late J. Wallace, Earp, of Ccssnock. who, we understand. was a descendant_0f Sll' William Wallace, the hero of Scotland. Tho National Institution has now thirteen lifebonts on the Scotch coast. The boat at Tliurso is a gift to the society of Mr A. W. Jafi'ray. of London, and saved the crew of fifteen men of the harquc Graces, of Shields, on the 121‘! ult. The lifeboat at Irvine, which was also presentcd to the institution,_ by Miss Pringle Kidd, of Lasswade bank, near Edinburgh, saved likewise a

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Ar run Msnnmozrn onion, on Tuesday, a tall. powerful, welldressed man, named ll'z'Ilz'am Whitehead, aged thirty-six, and who gave the address Wexham Rectory, Buckinghamshire, gentleman, was charged with indecently assaulting Mrs Richardson in a carriage on the Great Western Railway, he being drunk at the time. Mrs Richardson said: When we stopped at Langley the prisoner and another man whom I see now at the back of the court got into the carriage where we were. They were both very much intoxicated, and the man not in custody was so drunk that he had to crawl into the carriage on his hands and knees. Directly the train started the prisoner waved his stick about in a most threatening manner over our heads, and I was very much frightened. The gentleman who is now behind tried to stop him flourishing his stick, and the more he did so the more the prisoner called upon him to insult us. Prisoner caught hold of my legs and pulled me down. I was terribly frightened. The prisoner’s language was most indecent.—Fanny Richardson, sister-in-law to last witness, corroborated this—B. Denning, guard to the train from Windsor, said: When I got to West Drayton the first witness came out of the carriage in which she had been, crying, and said that herself, her friend, and another lady, had been most grossly insulted by two men, and their conduct had been most infamous. They asked me to place them in another compartment. I did so. After this other passengers got into the train and we proceeded as far as Southall, where the train stopped. Here a gentleman got out, and said to me that himself and some females had been most grossly insulted and threatened by the prisoner and his friend. He gave me his card, and said there was then a lady in the earrings in hysterics. I carried the lady out, cleared the compartment of the other ladies, and locked the prisoner and his friend in till we got to Paddington, where both the prisoner and the friend of his who stands behind now were given into custody.——Inspector Mackerell: I was at the Paddington police-station when the prisoner and the man now in court were brought in. The prisoner was very drunk. Ile treated with the greatest contempt and insolence the prosecutrix and her friend, and the other lady.—Mr Knox, after severely commenting on the prisoner’s conduct, remanded him for a week. A summons was afterwards taken out against his friend by the railway company for being drunk in one of the carriages.

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New JAW-BONEB.—Th0 Abbeville jaw-bone, which raised such a storm as few months ago among geologists, has suddenly received an important reinforcement from a new quarter, MM. Gassigon, Martin, and Trutat having last week announced to the Academy of Scienccs the discovery of two new fragments of human jaw-bones, discovered in the cnvcni of Briiniqucl (ann-ct-Garonnc) under circumstances clearly pointing to the co-existenco of man with some of the extinct species of ctirnivorii, ruminants, and birds. The cavern lies in a mass of Jurassic limestone, and open towards the east at an altitude of about seven metres above the level of the Aveyron. Its floor consists of several successive strata—vim, a stratum of stalaginitc, 22 centimctres deep; is pudding-stone. interspersed with bones, to a depth of 150 centimetres; and several black argillaceous strata, to a depth of 120 contimbtres, interspersed with a quantity of flint implements and weapons, bones of various quadrupods and birds, and a. quantity of round pebbles, comprising garnets, gneiss, quartz, syenite, serpentine, doe. Lines of charcoal separate some of these layers, and the bones of the ruminants bear marks of having been fractured for the purpose of getting at the marrow, or making theminto instruments or weapons; the extremities alone are still perfect, and have enabled the abovementioned gentlemen to ascertain the species of Corvus elephas, Bos primigenius, Rhinoceros tichorrinus, and several birds, one of those being very large. But the reindeer is the animal which characterizes the age of the cavern of llruniqiiel. It belongs to M. Lartet’s third palscontological period of the quarternary epoch. The existence of flint implements here would alone be sufficient to prove the existence of man in those distant ages; but this existence is placed beyond a doubt by the discovery of the two fragments of human jaw-bones, one of the right side and the other of the left, but belonging to different individuals. They nre both in a bad state of preservation. Among the other fragments of bone there is the humerus of a bird, on which the body ofa fish is roughly carved. This seems to have been an amulet or ornament. Ten witnesses were present at the finding of these relics. Henco it appears that three human jaw-bones, belonging to the same type (the brachycephalous one), date from three perfectly distinct periods—viz, that of Aurignac, found in company with the Ursus

spelicus; that of Moulin-Quignon, accompanied by the Elephas primigenius; and that of Bruniquel, found among the bones of the raindeer.— Gali'gnnm'.

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THE Murinannii Townnsr.--“We have " says the Times, “ authority to state that while the Judge before whom George Victor Townley was tried concurred in the verdict, he advised a further inquiry, in order to ascertain whether the prisoner was or not now insane. This inquiry was in consequence undertaken, at the rcquelt of the Secretary of State, by the Lunacy Commissioners. Their report, together with a certificate of the prisoners insanity, signed by three justices of the peace and two medical gentlemen, has made it necessary to order his immediate removal to a lunatic asylum, and under these circumstances the execution of his sentence has been respited during her Majesty‘s pleasure.

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Tna EARL or Caanuuron'r died on Saturday, in his eighty-ninth year. He was one of the representative peers of Ireland and Lieutenant of the county of Tyrone, from a small town in which the title was taken. He had two sons and two daughters, all of whom he survived. His eldest son, William, Viscount Caulfleld died in 1823; the second, William Francis, in 1807. Both the daughters died un~ | married. The deceased pcer'e father has be: u called “ the great Lord Cbarlemont,” from the distinguished part he took as the aristocratic leader of the Volunteer movement in 1788, and from tho ability wiih which he advocated the cause of Irish independence in the Irish Parliament. But his son and successor, though born in exciting limos, had not his father's talents or energy, and although a steady Whig, who stood by his party firmly in the struggle for the Catholic emancipation and Parliamentary reform, be led a very quiet life, unostentatious, benevolent, and willing to lead his name and influence for the promotion of philanthropic and patriotic objects. For a long time he had been very little seen in public. He resided at his beautiful mansion near Clontarf in comparative seclusion from the world, the profound stillness that reigned over the place being seldom broken by visitors. Though thus for years superannulted, it is said ,that he was cheerful, humorous, and witty to ihc last, and by no ‘ means wanting in hospitality to his friends, or kindly interest in what was going on in the busy world around him. He will he succeeded in his titles and estates by his nephew, Colonel James lllolyneux Caulfield, of 1100le', in the county of Armagh, of which he II houteiianf, and which he represented for some timo in l’urlinrncnt. Illa ‘ is married to the only child by his first marriage of Sir William Somcrvillc, now Lord Athlumncy.

Viscous-ruse Borne died on Saturday, aged twenty-six. She had been confined a work previously with a son, but bad symptoms ensued, , which resulted fatally. She was third daughter of the late Earl of: Harowood, and married 'in 1858 Viscount Boyle, eldest son of the l Earl and Countess of Shannon, by whom she leaves three infant sons.

COLONEL SAMUEL WAYXOUTH, LATE 2am Lire Guanns, died on Saturday, in Upper Grosvenor street, aged seventy. He served in the Peninsular with the 2nd Life Guards, from 1812, to 1814, and was present at the batlle cf Vittoria, investment of Pampelunn, and the battles of the Pyrenees. He also took part in the campaign of 1815, including Quatre Brae, covering the retreat of the iollovnng day, the 17th, and took part in the battle of Waterloo. He was leyert-ly wounded and taken prisoner when charging the French Cuirisssiers at Waterloo.

Tun Dans or Sr PATRICK'S died on Christmas night in his seventyseventh year. Dr Pakcnhlm wll successively incumbent of Laracor, in which srisb, as well as in the deuncry of St Patrick's he was one of Dean wift's successors; Ballyroan, Queen’s County; and Ardbrsccan, in the dioocss of Meath. Hr- was also Archdeacon of Emly. The gross income of the dennery of St Patrick’s is 1,2001. 1 year, but the net income is said not to exceed 9001. It is stated that the late dean spent above 2000!. of his own money in repairing the Cathedral, which he found in a dilapidated state. His sister was married to the Duke of Wellington, who once wrote a characteristic note declining to make him a bishop on the ground of this relatipnship. His two brothers, Sir Edmund and Sir Hercules, rose to high

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M. EisiLri SArssn'r,a distinguished member of the Institute and Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Letters, died in Paris on Sunday, after a short illness.

Tun WILL of Mrs Willyams, of Tor-Mohun, Devon (of which the following is an amended report), was proved in the London Court, on the 11th inst., by the Right Hon. B. Disraeli, M.l’., P.C., the surviving executor, the personalty being sworn under 40,0001. T he testatrix, after leaving legacies to the amount of about 6,0001., bu bequeathed the remainder of her property to Mr Disraeli, expressed in these words : “ In testimony of my affection and of my approbation and admiration of his efforts to vindicate the race of Israel; with my views he is acquainted, and will no doubt endeavour to accomplish thciu;" and, further, has expressed her wish that he should obtain permission of l.er Majesty to use the surname and arms of the family of Lara and Mendez de Costs, in addition to or precedent to that of Disraeli.

THE vviLL of Samuel George Smith, Esq., of Sacombe Park, Ware, Herll, and of Lombard street, banker, was proved in London by his sons, S. G. Smith, Esq., M.P., and F. C. Smith, Esq., the executors. The personalty was swvrn under 500,000!. To his eldest son he has biqueathed his farms and lands. The Beeches, Herts, and all his landed estates in Adelaide and Australia, and his interest in the banking business, “ Smith, Payne, and Smith, Lombard street." To his son Frederick he has bequeathed his interest in the banking establish— ment, “ Samuel Smith Brothers, Hull." To his daughters a legacy of 30,0001. The residue of his property to be divided amongst his four sons, Samuel, Frederick, Rowland, and Horace. There are legacies left to each of the clerks in both the banking establishments of 101. Also 1001. to each of the infirmsries at Nottingham, Derby, and Hertl'ordshirc.

Tan win. of Lady Katharine Stewart, of Bryanston square, London, and New Steyne, Brighton, was proved in the principal registry by her daughter, Illiss S. K. Stewart, the sole executrix. The personnlfy was sworn IllldL'I' 16,000]. Her ladyship was sister of the seventh Earl of Wemyss, and married in. 1805, the Hon. Edward R. Stewart, who died in 1851. She be ueaths the property lcft to her under ihe will of her mother, the late Dowager Lady Elcho, to be divided between her children. To her son Edward she has left her library, with the exception of 200 volumes, to be selected by her daughter Susan, whom she has appointed her rcsidnary legatee. The plate is to be divided amongst her sons and daughters, in certain proportions.

Tns DEATHS IN Losnos' LAST was: were 1,312, which is less by 246 than the average. There were 14 deaths from small-pox, and 44 from mcsslcs. Scurlatinn was fatal in 78 cases, 60f which were in Kentish Town, 8 in lslington. Bronchitis was the most fatal in the week of all the diseases on the list; it was recorded in 154 cases, whilst the correcied average in ten corresponding Weeks is 185. The deaths from bronchitis rose as compared with the numbers of two previous weeks; but those from pneumonia, which were 8], show'cd decrease. Whooping-cough increased decidedly; it was fatal to 49 children. There were 138 deaths from phthisis. Only two nonsgcnarians died; they were widows, aged 9?. and 95 years.

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Evcry evening, TIIE HEN AND CHICKENS. , with a Comical Conglonientive Absurdity entitled 1863: or, THE SENSATIONS 01" THE PAST SEASON, with a shameful revelation of Indy Mr J. L. Toolc, Mr Paul Bedford, Min Cottrcll,

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GENTLESIEN are RESPECTFULLY INVITED to INSPECT the NEW GARMENTS, and lb: CHOICESI‘ FABRICS for WINTER DRESS.

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elude with a Fai ' Extravaganza b 11.1. B ron, Eup, LADY BELLE BELLE; or, I‘UKTUN 0 AN HIS SEVEN MAGIC MEN. Mr J. Clarke (from the Strand), Messrs R. Phillips, Ste henson, Eburne, Homer, and Cv J. Smith- Miss Woolgar, in K. Kelly, Miss Patti Josephs, Miss m'sc Laidlaw, Miss Seaman, and Miss Willard.

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triumphant and enthusiastic mecca of the great Tragic Artiste, Miss Batcnian, on her first appearance in the character of LEAH, in the new five-act Drama of that title, having been nightly repeated, and even exceeded, during the last fourteen weeks amidst the applause and tears of crowded audiences, and the profound impression created upon all who have witnessed the touching impersonation by Miss Batcnirui of thc licart-brokcn Jewish maiden, bcin continued by the unanimous verdict and critical approva of the entire press, the Manager of the NEW ADI-ILPIII THEATRE as the honour to announce that Miss Batcmnn Wlll appear in the New Drama of LEAH EVERY EVENING, till further notice; and, in order to meet as far as possible the increasing demand for stalls, has added two more rows to those previously existing.

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Josephs. With THE BIRTHPLACB OP PODGERS. Mr
J. L. Tools. The celebrated Mr and Mrs Charles Mathews,

Monday, January 11th.
HOLLO WAY’S OINTMENT
and PINS—EXPERIENCR—Thls quesilon Is iften
asked by not! 1'81“! from tumours, abscessd, and other
alarming dlseasos. "What treatment of my malady Is the
saf—st and surest f“ The unsolclh d testimony of thousands
point out Hollowsy's Ointment and Pills as ihs most reliable
of all curative means. The drugs of which they are com-
pounded are highly purlfylng, very' sircngmcnlna. Ind
altogether unlnjurlons. The Ointment, when applied to the
affecied part, counteracts all bad hu-nours which are feeding
inc discuss and pnlsouing the sysiem. The Pills purify the
entire frame, many malignant diseases which begin In a
mild and curable form have been stoppr d In their suspicious
course by these invaluable remedies, and many cancers have
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HEATRE ROYAL. DR J R1 LANE. an crs, Messm EDMUND FALCONER and 1‘. B. C H AT'I‘E II'I‘ON . On Monday, December 28th, and following nights, A ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER. After which the CREA’I‘ DRURY LANE ANNUAL, in the form of a GRAND COMIC CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME, entitled SINBAI) 'I‘Hl'l SAILOR, the Great Rock of the Diamond Valley, and the Seven Wonders of the World. The extensive and magnificent Scenery by Mr William Beverley. Characters in the o cniug by Messrs Neville, l'itzjunies, Tom Matthews, and aster Percy Roselle. Misses B. Weston Coventry, Rose Leclcrcq, Cicely Nott, and Miss Lizzie Wilmorc. Harl ninado— Clowns, Harry Bolcno and C. lauri. Pantaloons, essrs W. A. Barnes and .1. Morris. Harlequins, Messrs .1. Cormack and S, Seville. Columbincl, Madame Bolcno and the Misses gaqpuu. Pricesas usual. Box-office open from ten till five y.

CHILBLAINS PREVENTED n! usino “'SALVEO PEDEB.” And if the Post are Tender, a perfect cure is effected. Sold In bntIles 2s. do. each, Wholesale of A. Leigh, l_3,Liit1e Britain; Barclay and Sons, l-‘nrringdon street, h 11.; and all Patent Medicpo Vendors. j

DOTS—The Indian and other primitive nations were in the habit of extracting medicinal qualities from various roots. Dr Matthias Lang, following their example, discovered a preparation, which his son continues to manufacture; this is the Essential Spirit of Melissus. Its restorative effects are unequalled, it is the best resource in weakness and is also very useful for Head’ ache, Tooth-ache, the. Sold in Is. 9d. and 8s. 6d. bottles, by Barclay and Sons, 95 Farringdon street ; Butler and Cnspe, 4 Clieapside: Cleaver, 63 Oxford street; Edwards, 61 St Paul’s churchyard; Newbcry and Sons. 45 St Paul's churchyard; Ilaimes and 00., Liver l; Sanger, l50 Oxford street ; Sutton and Co., 10 Bow c urchyard; and all respectable Clicmists throughout the country. Directions for use on the wrapper.

EE'l‘H and PAIN LESS DENTISTRY. Messrs LEWIN MOSELY and SONS, 30 Bernorl street. Oxford street (Established 1820), direct attention to anew and patented inprovemcnt in Artificial Teeth, by which a GUM COLOURED ENAMELLBD BASE is subltituled for the metals and soft absorbing agents generally used. By this system all Stumps and Loose Teeth are curefully protected, avoiding extraction or any painful operation. They are self-adhesive, defy detection, and insure an amount of comfort hitherto unattainable without the use of metals and unsightly llgniiires. Consultation free. Teeth from 5:. Sets, 5, 7, 10 and 15 Guineas. For the efficacy and success of this system, vide ' Lnncet.‘ No connection with any one of the same name.

excruciating pain of Gout or Rheumatism is quickly

relieved and cured in u fcw da 9 b that celebrated Medicine, BLAIR'S UOU'I‘ and RIIlLU A'I‘ C PILLS.

They require no rcstrnint of diet or confinement during their use, and are certain to prevent the disease attacking any vital part.

Sold at 1:. 15d. and 2s. 9d. per Box by all Medicine Vendors.

OUGHS, ASTHMA, and IN CIPIENT CONSUMPTION are EFFECTUALLY CURED by KEA'I‘ING‘S COUGH DOZENGES, Which are DAILY RECOMMENDED by the FACULTY —’I‘cstimonisls from the most eminent of whom may be inspected—as the most effectual, safe, speed , and convenient remed for Cough and all Disorders of t e Lungs, Chest, lnd T iroat. Sold in Boxer, ll. 11d; and Tins, 2s. 9d., 41. 611., and 11:. each, by ’1‘. KBATING, Chemist, 79 St Paul’s Churchyard, London, Sold retail by all Druggists, Sic.

GURES of COUGHS by DR LOCOCK’S PULMONIC WAFERS.—From Mr Edward Thornton, Chemist, L mo Regis.—Gentlomen,—Dr Lococli‘l Pulmonlc Wafers have proved most beneficial in pulmonary com lalntl and coughs to many persons in our town and neighbourhood; and if my testimony is of any value to you, you are quite at liberty to make use oflt in lnwacy. (Signed) E. TIIORNTON.—Dt Locock's Pulmonic alers give instant relief and a rapid cure ofiuthma,consumpiion, coughs, and all disorders of the breath and lungs. They have a pleasant taste. Prlce ls. lld., 2s. 9d, and 115. per box. Sold by all druggists. '

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OUSE FURNISHING.—The immenseI assortment of First Class Cabinet Furniture, l l pliolstcry Goods, Bcdstcarls fixed, Superior Bedding, Carpets, new 1"abrics for Curtains, kc. to" conveniently arranged for inspection in the Furniture Galleries and Show Rooms of Messrs DRUCE and CO., is unequalled in extent and variety. Purchasers before dcciding elsewhere should visit this Celebrated Establishment, every article being marked in plain figures, that they may make their own calculations from the goods before them, or Estimates will be given for furnishing any class of residence in Town or Country, free of charge, and the goods can he at once selected from the Show Rooms, With which a written warranty for twelve months will be given. Public attention is particularly invited to several suites of Chamber Furniture exactly similar to those in the Exhibition of 1562, also to some very beautiful Brussels Carpet in Class ‘22, universally admired, and now oderedb them at a great deduction in price. N.B.—I‘ive Ilundre Fashionable Easy Chairs, Settccs, Side and Centre Ottomans of the newest forms. One Ilundred Superior Wnrd< robes, Sixty Sets of very fine Dining Tables, Eighty elegan Sideboards in Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany. Dining and Drawing Room Chairs in almost endless variety of pattern,

and a v large collection of Parisian Tables, Cabinets, and Cabinet ables. Are. he" at prices not to be met with else— where. Drawings and Books of Bedsteads and price of

Bedding sent. post frn. A Scrvunt's bed-room, well and completely furnished, for 845. DRUCI-J and CO, 88 and 69 Baker street, Portuisn s uare. Favourable arrangements can be made for delivery in 1. ie country.

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DINNEFORD'S A PURE FLUID MAGNESIA i

has been durin twenty-five years, emphatically sanctioned bythe hiedical fession. and universally accepted by the Public, as the best Remedy for ACI Ill'l‘Y of the STOMACH, HEARTBURN, HEADACHE, GOUT, and INDIGESTION, It"! as a mild Aperient for delicate constitutions, more especiall for Ladies and Children. When combined with the ACI_ ULA'I‘EI) LEMON SYRUP, it forms an agreeable Efferyeacing Draught, in which its Apericut qualities are much, increased. During Hot Seasons and in Hot Climates the “onus. use of this sim lo and ele t remedy has been found hi hly beneficial. tis prepsr (iua state of perfect Illfli'lu of uniform strength) by DINNI'II‘ORD and Co, 172 New Bond street, London; and sold by all respectable Chemists throughout the World. i

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THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY.

The Directors entertain APPLICATIONS for ALLOTMENTS of GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY DEBENTURF. STOCK, which has been created under the powers of the Company’s Act of “53, for the purpose of paying ol!‘ and extinguishing the mortgage debt of the Company. _ I

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

Any of stock noi being a fraction ofa po und can be subscribed for. ‘

Interest will commence from ihe date of the receipt of the money by the Company. and will he paid half-yearly, on the Itiih January and 15th 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

HEN RY OAKLEY, Secretary.

Secretary's Office, King's-cross Station, London,

' November, 1863.

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I PECIAL APPEAL—The Committee of k- the UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL make an urgent APPEAL to the public for increased funds. They spend annunll about £1000. Hid they receive in annual subscriptions ess than £1,000. In spite ofstrenuous special efforts there is a large annual deficit. Already the relief afforded is considerably below the capacity of the Hospital, and the Committee are most anxious that its usefulness shall not be still further impaired by want of public support. They appeal to the benevolent for a share of the gilts which distinguish this season, for leveral reasons.

1, Their great need of aid.

2. The great comfort of the sick wards.

3. The excellence of the nursing.

4. The eminence of the Medical officers.

5. The immense population which surrounds the Hospital.

6. lbs danger of depriving the poor of that population of some of the relief now afforded. A subscription to a hospital is notiinly an act of benevolence, but the payment of A debt, as the eminent skill of the physicians and surgeons of the wealthy ls duc,1n very large measure. to the opportunities of thorough study which these institutions have afforded.

Bankers to the Hospital—Messrs Coutts and Co., 59 Strand; Messrs Scott and Co., Cavendish square; Messrs Smith, Payne, and Co., Lombard street; and London and Westminster Bank, l-Iolborn.

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PS. of London, Iiomutopathic Chemistv was induced in the year l839 to turn his attention to this subject, and etlencth succeeded, with the assistance of elm borste machinery, in being the first to produce an article rcita in its composition. and so refined by the perfect trituration it receives in the process it passes through. as to he most acceptable to the delicate stomach. For general use,

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The Queen's Private Baker says “ It. is amost useful invention." Capt. Allen Young, of the Arctic Yacht “ For,” states that “ It keeps well and answers admirably." E. Hamilton, Esq. MD, I‘.S.A., observes that “ It. is much better for raising Bread than Yeast, and much more wholesome."

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Which Imports the choicest Wines, and sells to the Public at reasonable prices.

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Any article to be had singly at the same prices. An leak chest to contain the above, and a relative number of knives, tic, 2f.16a. Tea and who sets, dish covers, and corner dishes, crust and liqueur frames, the, at proportionate prices. All kinds of re-platiug done by the patent process.

ILLIAM S. BURTON, GENERAL FURNISHING IRONMONGI'IR, by appointment to Il.R.lI. the Paine: of WALES, sends a CA l‘ALOGUE gratis, and post paid. It contains upwards of 500 Illustrations of his illimitcd Stock of Sterling Silver and ElectroPlatc, Nickel Silver, and Britannia Metal Goods, Dish Covers, Hobwatcr Dishes, Stoves, Fenders, Marble Chimneypieces, Kitchen Raugcs, Lani s, Gaselicrs. Tea Trays, Urns, and Kettles, Clocks, Table utlery, Baths, Toilet Ware, Turncry, Iron and Brass Bedsteads, Bedding, Bedroom Cabinet Furniture, lie, with Lists of Prices, and Plans of the Twenty lai' e Show-Rooms, at 39 Oxford strcct, WI; 1, In, 2, 3, and 4. Newman street; 4, 5, and 6 Perry's place; and l Newman yard, London.

SLACK'S SILVER ELECTED PLATE

Is a coating of pure Silver over Shscx‘s Nicxitc, a metal amalgamated, on chemical and scientific principles, almost to the urity and whiteness of Silver, which renders it, as a basis for 'lectro Silvering, the bolt article that can be produced, while the fact of twenty years’ wcar is ample proof of its durability.

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HANDELIERS in BRONZE and OBMOLU for DINING-ROOM and LIBRARY. Candelabra, Moderator Lain )S, in Bronze, Orrnoiu, China, and Glass. Statucttes in arian, Vases and other_0rnuments, in a Show Room erected espresst for these articles.

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CAL MUSEUM, top of the Haymarket. Open

Daily from Twelve till'I‘cn. Admission, ls. Consultations

from 11 em. to 8 p.m., at the private rooms attached to the Inseam; also by letter.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT.

SPECIAL N0'I‘ICE.—Tlio Directors are now prepared to grant INSU RANCES upon MERCHANDISE in the seva coke and Public Wharvcs and Warehouses in London at , reduced rates. I-‘ull particulars may be obtained upon application.

NOTICE is slso hereby 'ven to persons Assured against Fire, that the Renewal eceipta for Insurances due at Christmas are ready to be delivered, and that such insurances as shall remain unpaid after fifteen Days from the said Quarter-day will become void. I mason caused a, EXPLOSION of ass made good. - COMMISSION allowed to Broken and Agents eitectiag Foreign and Ship Insurances.

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BRITANNIA LIFE ASSURANCE
C011 PAN Y,
1 Parsons s'rnnsr, Bank, Loanoiv.
Empowered by Special Acts of Parliament, 4 Viet. cap. 9.
Every description of Life Assurance business transacted.

ANDREW FRANCIS, Secretary.

TO MERCHANTS AND BROKERS.

HE DIRECTORS of the SCOTTISH UNION FIRE and LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Established, 1824, beg to announce that Insurances can be eifected with them on Property in the Docks, Whurvcs, and Warehouses in the Port of London, at greatly Reduced Premiums, full particulars of which can be obtained at the

Olllces, 37 Cornhill, EC.
The Christmas Renewal Recei 1pts are now ready for issue.

I‘RE K. G. SIIITII, Secretary. 31 Comhill, London.

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merit. Aceumulated and Invested Funds .. .....£i,122,828 Annual Revenue ................. .. .. 422,401.

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Ornamental Glass, English and Foreign, " for

Presents.
Mess, Export, and Furnishing Orders promptly executed
LONDON—Snow Rooms. to Osman srusr, W.
BIRMINGHAM-Manurac'ronx sso Snow Rooiss,
pause crust—Established 1807.

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