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Wait for the End. A Story. By Mark Lemon. In
Three Volumes. Bradbury and Evans.

Reference to our index for the year 1863 has taught us that, although we found room last year fora tolerably complete review of the more substantial literature, we have not even yet recognised sufficiently the current amusement furnished by the rhymcrs, novelists, and writers for the megazines. Let us try to correct that oversight in 1864, by discussing the new novels once a month, and the substance of the periodical literature at least once a quarter. Upon the verse of the last twelve months we shall report specially, and when that is done will see whether we cannot keep a monthly current account of the achieVements of our rhymers. We had meant to report generally also on the novelists of 1863, but that design we must give up, and content ourselves with referring back occasionally to one or two of the more notable.

A pleasant novel, published towards the close of the last year, was Mr Mark Lemon’s Wait for the End. It is above all things a Story; carefully contrived, skilfully developed, and to the last page entertaining. To nothing is this first consideration sacrificed. There is not a line of intrusive strain after fine writing, there is no flimsy pretension to artistic profundity, or labour for comic or ‘ sensational’ effect; no kind of display, in short, but the quiet accomplishment of the true purpose of the story-teller in sustaining pleased attention to his tale._ The plot is so natural in its course that exception has been taken to the probability of a main incident that would have been taken for granted as a minor touch of life and nature in any sensation novel, for the day is not yet gone by of straining at guats and swallowing camels. Two persons in Mr Lemon’s story are halfbrothers, one of whom, Gilbert Norwold, goes wrong and is befriended by the other, Gerald. But Gerald when arrived at man’s estate 'is passionately reviled by his father for a base crime of his half-brother’s; his half-brother standing treacherously by, and the only tangible evidence in the matter being a piece of paper that appears to convict the innocent. Mr Mark Lemon upon this makes the highspirited youth’s blood stir with resentment at injustice. If his father knows no more of him than now to revile him as a thief, why should he bandy words? If a thief, why not a liar? The only evidence beyond his word is that which seems to tell against him, and his brother would dispute his word. Gerald, therefore, leaves Gilbert to his shame, accepts the decree of banishment, casts off his name, and proudly resolves to found for himself a new name and a new house of untarnished honour. This may not have been a wise thing to do, but young men acting in hot blood are not celebrated for the mature wisdom of their decisions. A passionate vow, a generous extravagance of action, that subsides into calm wisdom never more surely than when, as in this story, there is the influenoemf a sound-hearted woman’s love at work upon the after life, such is the common course of nature when the heart of a young man is sharply stung.

It is a high compliment to the truthfulness of colouring in this story of Wail for the End, that such an incident should in its context appear strained beyond the warranty of our experience of life. In fact, the tone of the book is peculiarly suggestive of a ripe and genial experience. It is a story unafi'ectedly told by a writer who is content simply and unreservedly to give his natural mind free play in the telling. Men’s true lives are not a joke to him, and he often speaks with a plain human earnestpess in his own simple, genial way. It is only when the reader finds this or that scene afterwards dwelling like a picture of real life in his memory, and has begun to analyse the source of his satisfaction in a book of which the author, for his own part, laid no ostentatious claim on his applause, that he sees how much ability and worth have here gone to the making of an English story.

The Autograph Souvenir : a Collection of Autograph Letters, Interesting Documents, §'c., selected from the British llluseum, and from other Sources, Public and Private. Executed in Fac-simile by Frederick George N etherclift, Lithographic Artist. With Letterpress Transcriptions, and Occasional Translations, &c., by Richard Sims, of the British Museum. Published in Monthly Numbers. No. I. F. G. Netherclift.

This is the first instalment of as useful and interesting an antiquarian work as we have met with for many a day. Mr N etherclift has undertaken to give lithograph copies,— nnd the execution of this first part is faultless,—of characteristic letters by famous persons, English and foreign, valuable not only to the historical student and the autograph collector, who will be thus enabled to detect the handwriting of unsigned letters and notes that may come in their way, but also to every one of the general public who cares to see how the great people of former times have put pen to paper, and to trace their characters in the style of their writing. The number before us, for instance, gives two long specimens of Queen Elizabeth’s bold scrawl, in a couple of letters addressed to James the Sixth of Scotland, the one offering various arguments for the necessity of putting his mother to death, and the other, written after the thing had been done, making violent asseveration of her inuocency in the matter. These are followed by a short letter, boldly written, of Gustavus Vasa’s, and another, bolder still, from Oliver Cromwell to General Fairfax. Strength of character, without doubt, is shown in all these kingly letters, the greatest strength, and at the same time the greatest honesty and kindness of dispo


sition, being evident in the penmanship of our foremost champion of liberty. Different in style, but no less welcome, are the two other letters included in this number; one large, blunt and straightforward, from Robert Burns; another small and smooth, yet no less manly, from Mozart, written a few months before his death, showing how his great genius was too quickly wearing its poor earthly garment to rags, yet how he works on,—“because com“ posing fatigues me less than repose. Besides,” he continues, “I have no longer anything to fear: I know by "my own feelings that the hour approaches and I must “ shortly breathe my last. This is my funeral dirge. Yet “life has been so sweet, and my career opened before me “under such fortunate auspices! I have finished before I “have enjoyed the fruits of my talent. But we cannot “ change our destiny; no one measures his own days; we “must therefore be resigned.”

We wish Mr Netherclift all success in his scheme for bringing within reach of all, just as they were written, such characteristic letters as these. Each number is to contain six separate autographs, so issued that the whole series, when complete, may be arranged alphabetically or chronologically, according to each buyer’s taste.


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The two elegant volumes of Mr Forsyth’s ‘ Life of Cicero,’ illustrated with a few sketches of localities and portraits from medals, are dedicated to Lord Brougham as a Cicero of our own time, and designed “to exhibit Cicero not only “ as an orator and a politician, but as he was in private life “surrounded by his family and friends." The biography is a labour of love, and while no source of information has been overlooked, it is especially founded on the works of Cicero himself, of which, says Mr Forsyth, “ I have been, “ during a great period of my life, an assiduous student, “ attracted to them by the irresistible fascination of their “ contents and their style.”

The first of three ample volumes upon ‘English Writers,’ which describes as a complete work the ‘Writers before Chaucer,’ is the beginning of “an attempt to tell, with “ something of the sustained interest of national biography, “ the story of the English mind.” An introductory sketch traces, in 116 pages, the plan of the whole work, and explains generally its division of English literature into the four periods, of the formation of the language, of Italian influence, of French influence, and of English popular influence. The same division has been, in occasional reviews, more slightly sketched by the same hand in the literary columns of this journal. The book, therefore, is one upon which it will not become us to express any critical opinion. The main part of the present volume comprehends the period of the formation of the language, and endeavours to tell, with considerable fulncss of detail, the spirit of our literature from the beginning to the time of Chaucer. It gives about 100 pages to the Celtic times and their literature, upwards of 200 pages to 0. history of Anglo-Saxon literature, and 800 pages to the succeeding literature of the AngloNorman times, tracing especially the continuous develop


ment of the English mind and character, but marking also incidentally the process of the formation of the language.

The Rev. G. W. Cox, well known to the public by his pleasant volume of ‘ Tales of the Gods and Heroes,’ publishes, this week, a companion volume of ‘Tales of Thebes and Argos,’ in which the legends of Medusa, Danae, Perseus, Andromeda, Theseus, (Edipus, Antigone, Ixion, and sixteen others are told, and there is prefixed to them a philological introduction, showing how their myths are traced to an Aryan source, and explained according to the latest Indo-European speculations.

The Hulsean lectures on ‘ The Character of St Paul,’ by Dr Howson of Liverpool, one of the authors of the standard English ‘ Life of St Paul,’ are published this week in a book that looks like the sort of volume that would have delighted the heart of Dean Colet of old.

Dr Réville’s ‘Manual of Religious Instruction’ is in three parts, entitled ‘ Religious History, Teachings of Jesus, and Religious Doctrine.’ Its theology is, in the English sense, orthodox; but its spirit is that of liberty, accepting free inquiry, progress and change, as the necessities of a true Protestant church, and love to God and. man, as the basis of the Christian religion.

The second series of the ‘Lyra Domestica’ is divided into two parts: the first contains a translation of the concluding portion of Spitta’s Psaltcr and Ilarfs, the second consists of translations from favourite German hymn writers, of whom Paul Gerhardt is the most prominent. To these are added a few original hymns and versions of the Psalms. We can say at once of this book that it is executed with good literary taste as well as true religious feeling.

Mr Davies’s little book on the ‘ Preparation and Mounting of Microscopic Objects' we can also commend at once, for we have looked through it sufficiently to see that it is full, clear, practical, and quite trustworthy. There are half a dozen good little companion books to the use of the microscope, but most beginners learn the manipulation of the instrument from those whose example led them into one of the most delightful ways of original study and unceasing amusement. The great concern of the young microscopist is to excel in the preparation and mounting of objects, an excellence not easy of attainment unless he has lived in the same house with an expert, and minutely watched his proceedings. Even the microscopist who is tolerably expert, if he be not a very old hand at his work, and very familiar with the ways of others, will be glad to glance over the pages of a little book like this. To the beginner it give! just the compact details that he wants.

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Tris. xxrnosrox in ms Mauser, as reported by telegram in our second edition last week, was one of the most terrific that perhaps ever took place. The particulars are as follows: On Saturday week the barque Lorry Sleigh, Captain Webber, belonging to Messrs Hatton and Cookson, left the King's dock, and proceeded to her anchorage in the Mersey, opposite the Monks' ferry. The vessel had 940 quarter cask-9 of powder on board, in all about eleven and a half tons, which was stowed away in the after hold of the vessel, immediately beneath the captain's stats-room. Shortly after six o'clock yesterday week the steward went into the cabin, and was in the act of filling a lamp from a can of petroleum oil when, by some means at present unexplained, the oil became ignited. The steward dropped both the lamp and Ills5 can, and soon the flaming contents were spreading along the cabin, setting fire to the curtains and bed-clothes of the captain‘s sleeping apartment. To arrest its progress was impossible, and shortly afterwards the fiery stream poured through the grating of the lemons, and at once communicated with the cargo in the afierhold. It was immediately seen that no hope of subduing the flames could be entertained, and the Rockferry steamer Wasp, which was passing at the time, on being hailed by the crcw of the burning vessel, hove alongside and took off the crew, who, in the hurry to escape the flames, left all their clothes on board. This was about seven o’clock, and In about twenty minutes after the contents of the vessel blew up with 8 report impossible to describe—tho shock was so terrible and alarmingIts effect in every part of Liverpool, and for nearly five miles aroundv was severely felt, and created inchcribable terror. The moment 1110 shock took place the earth trembled as if convulsed by an earthquake ——-the most solid blocks of warehouses, offices, and private dwelling! were shaken to their base—doors, locked and bolted, were thrown wide open, and thousands of squares of glass, both in Liverpool and tho Cheshire townships, were smashed, while the entire line of llm_P5v through the greater portion of the streets, were extinguished, rendering it difficult to pass from place to place, and jeopardisiug the safety“ those who rushed about to ascertain the cause of the constenlsuon The fear which prevailed was particularly experienced by the 1115mmr classes, who poured forth from court and alley, screaming for dollvcr' ance from some unknown danger, and dragging their helpless children at their hccls. The spectacle which the burning vessel presented at the moment of the explosion was one of the grandest, yet most fearful that could have been witnessed. The fiumes had enwrupped the'wlwle of the lower portion of the vessel, but had not burst forth and ignited the rigging. Suddenly a deafening sound burst upon the car, 119‘! the black hull belched forth a hideous volume of flames, which illumlllMed the heavens, and cast its lurid light over both sides of the Morse?The mnsts and yards were pitched high in the air, and afretflfeff fantastic evolutions fell hissing into the water. The hull was nven "1 a thousand pieces, and: after the smoke and flame had cleared away there was nothing to be discerned where only one hour before To“? noble vessel at anchor. Happily no lives were lost. The V0559 1


together with the cargo, we understand was insured.



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From information received in Washington on the 5th inst.,itis believed that the appearance of General Early’s force in the Shenandealt Valle is intended only to prevent future raids in that region by the Federaf's, and to protect the railroads to the South. General Kelly is amply prepared to prevent any successful raid against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The rebel guerillas continue to annoy General Meado's outposts. On the 4th inst. the provost-marshal at Bealton Station was shot by them, and a bearer of despatches was captured between Stevensburg and \Varrenton Junction. A correspondent of the New York [Jerald says that stirring news may soon be looked for from the army of the Potomac, but that the precise nature of the movement contem lated cannot be divulged. Dcspatches from Cairo state that Gener Grierson was in full pursuit of the rebels under Forrest, and had followed them south of Goldwater, Tennessee. F orrest is reported to have received reinforcements from General S. D. Lee from Okolona. The weather was intensely cold, and several negro soldiers had been frozen to death at Island No. 10. The Mississippi at that point is closed, and the Ohio clogged with ice. There is no direct news yet from Knoxville or Chattanooga later titan that which repre sented both armies to be settled into winter quarters, with no prospect of immediate activity.

Richmond papers write despondingly of the events of the past year. The Examiner of Dec. 31 says that the gloomiest year of the struggle has been concluded, and that neither the hopes of intervention that buoyed up the spirits of the Confederates in 1861,0r the victory at Frederieskburg in 1862, cheers them at the conclusion of 1863. It admits that the repulse of Meade at Mine Run, and the battle of Bean’s Station, afford but a poor effect to the severe lOss inflicted on the South in the “ murderous assault on Knoxville." The Examiner concludes as follows: “ Unreasoning confidence has been succeeded by depression as unreasoning. and the Yankees are congratulating themselves on the result, which they hawk about as ‘tho beginning of the and.’ We have a heavy score to pay off, and we know it. This may depress us, but our enemies need not be jubilant over our depression, for we are determined to meet them."

Governor Seymour's Massage.

The annual Message of Governor Seymour discusses at length some of the national measures. The Enrolment Act is denounced as “ injurious to the civil, industrial, and military interests of the country." The Governor shows, by an array of figures and statistics, that the number ofvolunteers from New York State during the past yearwas over 56,000, while the number of conscripts delivered was only 2,557. “ The attempt to fill our armies by drafting." says the Governor, “ has been abortive. While it gave no useful result, it disturbed the public mind, carried anxiety into the workshops, the fields, and the homes of our citizens. The draft not only failsto fill our armies, but it produces discontent in the service, it is opposed to the genius of our political system; it alienates our people from the Government, and is injurious to the industrial pursuits of the country." The July riots in New York are thoroughly discussed, and it is claimed that the city and State authorities put down the rioters with but little assistance from the national forces. The right claimed by the President to do acts beyond the legislative power of Congress, by virtue of his position as Commander in-Chief of the army, is deprecated by Governor Seymour as unnecessary, and likely to overthrow the cherished principles of the Government. The “or should be maintained to restore States to their former position, not to obliterate them, and a generous spirit in this hour of national triumph is recommended.

The latest advices are of the 9th inst. There is no important news from General Meade's army. A detachment of Confederate cavalry drove in the Federal pickets at Flint Hill, near Fairfax Court-house, on the night of the 6th inst., but retreated after exchanging a few shots with the skirtnishers sent out to meet them. Despatches from Cumberland, Maryland, state that the Confederates in West Virginia are very active. The garrison at Petersburg was surrounded on the 8th by the Confederates, who have driven the Federals out of Burlington. Cumberland, Maryland, is threatened with immediate attack by Fitzhugh Lee and liosser. The passenger trains on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad have been stopped, and great excitement prevails. The Confederates are reported to be moving in three columns. They captured a train of thirty-six waggons on the 8th. General Imboden has been attacked at Winchester and driven back. A heavy snow-storm prevailed. Colee' Maryland cavalry encountered a large force of Confederates near Rectortown, Virginia, recently, and lost fifty-seven out of seventy-five men. A despatcb, dated Cumberland Gap, January 6, announces that an overwhelming force of Confederates, estimated at 4,000, under General Snm Jones, made a descent upon the Federal troops, numbering about 300, at Jonesboro', Virginia. The Federals, who were guarding a region which was the main reliance for forage for the Union troops in that department, made a desperate resistance, but finally surrendered, after losing sixty men in killed and wounded. Latest advices from Chattanooga disclose no important events in that region. The weather had been very severe, and several soldiers had been frozen to death at Bridgeport. Many of the troops were re-t-ulisting for the war. The Confederate lines were thirty-five miles from Chattanooga. General Joe Johnson was reported to be making every exertion for increasing the number and efficiency of his troops. The Confederates are making great efforts to complete the railroad from Greensboro’ to Danville, Virginia, in order that they may have by spring a double means of communication between Richmond and the Gulf States. There is nothing definite from Knoxville or Longstreet's army. Latest accounts represent Longstreet's position to be “ stubborn and strong," as he had open communication with Virginia and North Carolina, and was believed to be receiving reinforcements.

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The representatives of Austria and Prussia at Copenhagen presented on the 16th a summons to the Danish Government, to abrogate immediately the Constitution of November, and intimating that, in the event of a refusal to comply with their demand, they would at once quit the capital, and that their respective Governments would forthwith proceed to take further measures to obtain the fulfilment of their wishes. The limit of time fixed by the Ministers was the 18th.

The Dagbladct of Monday says of this demand, which it terms on “ ultimatum," that it is self-evident no idea can be entertained of compliance with it, and adds:—“ What will happen then depends upon eventualities in Europe and Germany. We may observe that, in case of war, the German armies will require from three to four weeks to collect the nece=sary strength. By that time the Danish army will be larger than ever, and the fortified works be able to hold in check an enemy nearly twice as strong."

Srocxuour, Jan. 2l.-—'l‘he threatened occupation of Slesvig has given a great impulse to the movement in favour of Denmark throughout Swedcn and Norway.

Addresses have been voted, committees are being formed for collecting subscriptions, volunteers are enlisted, and military armaments are continued with increased activity in both countries.

Proceedings of the Danish Rigsdag.

The draft of the address was read on Monday in the Rigsdag (the special assembly for the kingdom). It says:-“ The House has seen

with sincere satisfaction the determination on the part of the King to maintain the liberty and independence of Denmark in face of the demands of foreign Powers for the withdrawal of the November Constitution. The task your Majesty has inherited from your predecessor— viz., to secure for the Danish kingdom an independent position in the whole monarchy—will he fraught with difliculties, and may cost bloody sacrifices. But they will be willingly borne by the people to preserve the inseparable union between Slesvig and the kingdom. We desire that the German and Danish speaking portions of the population of Slesvig may enjoy the liberty which we possess. That liberty and the good understanding between the men elected by the people form the strongest link between Slesvig and the kingdom, and between the country and the King.”

In replying to an address presented to him by a deputation from the town of Ralster, his Majesty said :—“ In the event of a war for the protection of the independence of Denmark, if all forsake me, I hope for the support of the Danish people.”

Advance of the Austrian and Prussian Troops info Slesvig.

Benny, Jan. 16.-The semi-official Nord-Deutrche Zeilung of this evening says :—~“ During the last few days great activity has been shown by the military authorities in Berlin in consequence of the resolution passed by the Federal Diet on the 14th inst. The plan of military operations has been determined, with the assistance of Austrian ofiicers. The Austrians will, it is said, avail themselves of the Lower Silesian Railwa , and avoid passing through Saxony. The declaration of Saxony at the sitting of the Federal Diet of the 14th inst. will hardly prevent the entry of Austrian and Prussian troops into Slesvig as scon as the short delay has expired which is allowed by the ultimatum addressed to Denmark by the two great German Powers."

20.—Tho Neue Preusst'sche Kreuz Zeillmg of this evening says: “News has been received here from Copenhagen to the effect that the Danish Government had refused to comply with the summons of the two great German Powers." Respecting this alleged refusal the Times of yesterday says: “ We are informed that the reply of the Danish Government to the ultimatum of Austria and Prussia was not, as generally stated, an absolute refusal, but was to the effect that a longer time than forty-eight hours was necessary for the consideration of such an important question." The Prussian and Austrian troops will now march without further delay into Slesvig, in order to compel Denmark to fulfil her engagements. F ield-Murshal von Wrangel will proceed with his staff at the end of this week to Holstein, and thence to Slesvig.

21.—A Royal order, dated the 18th inst, directs Prince Frederick Henry Albert to join the Staff of Field-Marshal Wrangel.

The Ministers of Prussia and Austria are detained in Copenhagen by the stoppage of steam navigation.

BnEsLau‘, Jan. 17.—A conference of railway directors was held here yesterday, at which the plans for running special trains to convey the Austrian troops were arranged. Prussian and Austrian officers have arrived here to superintcnd the operations. The transit of the Austrians through Prussia will begin on the 20th, and last for several days.

Hanovna, Jan. 17.—Despite the refusal of Hanover to agree to the latest proposal of the great Powers, it has taken no share in the protest against them. Prussia will, therefore, experience no difficulty in conveying its troops—in fact, the preparations are all made to forward the men the day after to-tnorrow from Minden to Harburg by forty-two extra trains. According to tho Courier about 32,000 men will be thus dispatched. The troops are to travel straight through Hanover to Harburg, across the Elbe, and so on to Holstein without halting.

FRANKFORT—ON-TllE-MAINE, Jan. 19.—At an extra sitting of the Federal Diet to-day the representatives of Austria and Prussia gave explanations of a tranquilliaing character, and stated that it was not the intention of those Powers either to interfere with the F edernl troops or the Federal Commissioners. They merely wished to obtain the sanction of the Diet to march through the Duchy of Holstein. These communications were referred to the committee on the affairs of Slesvig-Holstein.

VIENNA, Jan. Ill—The Emperor addressed the officers and men of the Execution troops, intended for Slesvig, at the review yesterday. His Majesty said :—“I have assembled you for a farewell greeting. Keep on good terms with your Prussian brethren in arms. I know that you will do your duty as if you were at home, and should it come to blows, will show your courage."

21.-The Austrian troops destined for service in Slesvig commenced their march yesterday.

HAMBURG, Jan. 20.-Oue brigade of Danish infantry was transferred to-day from Slesvig to Flensburg, to which place the military chests of two brigades have been sent. All battalions composed of Slesvigers and Holsteiners will be distributed amongst the Danish regiments in such a manner that every fifth man will be a German. The first Prussian troops are expected to arrive here today. The troops intended to pass on will remain here for the ni ht. The Austrians quartered in this city are to leave for Slesvig. The wind is in the south-west, with two degs. above freezing point.

KIEL, Jan. 21.—The Saxon battalion stationed here has suddenly received marching orders. It will leave to-day for Nordtorf, and advance tomorrow to llohenwestedt, in the north-west of Holstein, where the Saxon brigade will be concentrated. The Austrian troops are expected to arrive here to-morrow.

After the departure of the Saxon battalion the fire brigade of the Turners occupied all the military posts of this town.

Important Resolution of the li’uriemberg Chambers.

S'rurroaan, Jan. 20.—The Chamber of Deputies to-day unanimously adopted the following resolution, signed by Herr Probst and some other members :—“Considering that, according to their latest declaration, relative to the Slesvig-Holstein question, the great German Powers appesr to decline to submit to the decisions passed by a majority of the Federal Diet, the States forming the majority must on their side be prepared to give effect to the claims of Germany on the Dnehies, in accordance with the resolutions passed. Since also the expected decision of the succession question will be followed by war between Denmark and the German Confederation, and that to defend the rights of Germany, and, under the circumstances, to carry out the resolutions of the Diet, demands all the powers of those States, and that therefore immediate steps of a military nature must be taken, the undersigned move that the Upper Ilouso do present the following urgent request to the Royal Government. 1. That the army of Wurtemberg be at once placed on a war footing, nndla certain number of troops be placed at the immediate disposition of the Confederation, to

preserve the rights of the Duchies. 2. That the loyal German States,

should be urgently requested by the Confederation to adopt the same measures. 3. To request that the territories of those States, and more especially their railways, should not be made use of for the transport of troops which have not been called out by the Diet."

Baden and the Congress.

Faanxroar-on-ms-Mamn, Jan. 20.—It is stated that IIerr von Rogenbach, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Baden, has addressed a circular to the minor States of Germany, the grand duchiel, duchies, principalities, free towns, 8:0. In this diplomatic document Herr vou liogcnbach, anticipating the realisation of the Emperor Napoleon’s project of assembling a congress or conference upon general European affairs, adduces various reasons to show that in case Germany should be present at this great meeting, she should not be represented by the plenipotentiarics of Prussia, Austria, Hanover Saxony, Wurtemberg,


and Bavaria, and of the Frankfort Diot, but by one single minister, who alone should beentitled to speak in the name of the whole of Germany, to defend her interests, advocate her policy, and stipulate in favour of her future.

Debate in the Volksthing.

Consumes, Jan. 20.—-The first debate on the Address in the Volksthing of the Rigsdag took place to-day. The different parties declared that an unconditional adherence to the Constitution of the 18th of November is a pledge of the independence of Denmark.

l The Flynepmten of to-day says : “ In the reply of the Government to the Austrian and Prussian ultimatum it should be distinctly de7clared that Denmark will not tolerate the occupation of Shsvig by ‘ those Powers, but that she would repel by force of arms such an hostile act as a decided breach of international law."

2l.—It is believed here that several German States bordering on the Baltic which did not give their adhesion to the Paris declaration of 1856 on maritime rights will send ottt privateer steamers. It is asserted that the authorities of Hamburg have already voted the necessary funds.

Faanxrour-ox-rnn-Marxn, Jan. 20.-Of the 17,000,000 thalcrs votedby the Federal Diet upon the 15th ult., tomeet the costs of Federal execution, 5,000,000 have been already expended. Another instalment of 4,000,000 tbalers is upon the point of being paid.

Cums-runs, Jan. 2l.—A Royal proclamation has been issued convening an extraordinary Session of the Norwegian Storthing for the 14th March.

AL'roru, Jan. 21.—The Federal Commissioners have issued a circular to the Holstein and Lauenburg police authorities, which says: “The attempts made in several places for the organization of Defence Societies oblige us to call the attention of the authorities to the illegality of such steps, by which complications must necessarily be entailed upon the country as upon individual communes. The police anthorities must repress all such attempts with the utmost energy, and immediately report their proceedings."

VIENNA, Jan. 2l.—The official ministerial explanation in the conference of the Finance Committee of the policy pursued by the great German Powers relative to Slesvig appears to have been so far satisfactory that the conflict apprehended between the Government and the Lower House is not to be expected. A strong intermediate party having been formed, the credit demanded by the Government is not likely to be refused.

The documents laid by Count Rechberg before the Finance Committee of tlte Lower House included the protocols of the Federal Diet, the instructions of the Diet to the Federal Commissioners in Holstein, and an authentic copy of the stipulations of the Treaties of 1851 and 1852. Count Rechberg further stated that the co-opcration of Austria with Prussia was based upon formal State treaties, and in the SlesvigHolstein question specially upon a military convention.

Dansues, Jan. 21.—The Committee of the Chamber of Deputies on the Slesvig-Holstein question has made fresh propositions, to the effect that the Government of Saxony should energetically defend the dignity and authority of the Federal Diet against all measures undertaken in opposition to the resolutions of that body, and should interfere at the Diet for the purpose of obtaining the recognition of Dttke Frederick of Augustenburg. In case, hovvever, it should not be possible to obtain an immediate vote of the Diet on the succession question, the Saxon Government should demand the admission of a representative of the Duke of Augustenburg to the Diet, and in common with other loyal States of the Confederacy cause an immediate increase of the Federal troops in Holstein; finally, that Slcsvig should be occupied by loyal Federal troops. These prepositions will be discussed by the Chamber to-morrow.

The Aspect of Slewz'g.

The correspondent of the Daily New at Slesvig writes on the 14th as follows :—The Fiord, or arm of the Baltic that penetrates the country up to this city, and known as the Schlei, presents at this momenta most animated appearance, as in several places thousands of persons are busily occupied in sawing through the ice and heaping up the blocks lifted out of the water, by which an open channel of some thirty feet wide is obtained. The sawing is chiefly done by the soldiers, and the ice taken out by civilians, the local fishermen, who receive for their day’s labour two rigsdalers and four marks (about 5s. 6d. sterling) each, which is not only g00d pay, but fttlly indemnifies them for not being able to pursue their usual evocation of fishing. They therefore cheerfully lend their assistance to complete the work, and there is not a particle of truth in the reports circulated by certain German newspapers of the fishermen having refused to work. Notwithstanding the severity of the winter, the health of the army is much more satisfactory than might have been expected, and the nuntbcr on the sick list has never exceeded four per cent. They chiefly suffer from catarrhs and colds brought on from the intensity of this inclement weather. Great attention has been paid to their being well supplied with warm clothing, and they are daily accustomed to winter marching and other military manmnvres. Those detachments quartered near the Eyder and the canal are no doubt subject to hard duty, as they have to keep a watchful eye, and furnish the men detailed Ior pickets, vedettes, and outposts. But they are relieved at stated periods by other troops. In spite of the frost, the Trene, the Osterby, the Rheider, and other rivers, are scarcely passable for foot passengers, ntuch less for bodies of troops, as the constancy of the springs issuing from the warm swampy bogs prevents effectively the ice from attaining any great degree of thickness. The provisioning of the army has been duly cared for, and the service organised and executed with great regularity. There are four fixed divisional magazines of food, two here and two at Flensburg, besides which are nine moveable brigade magazines that follow the motions of their respective brigades. The most perfect arrangements are made for cooking, and a large field butchery has been organised, in which sixty oxen and 100 pigs are killed every day for distribution to the troops. Waggons are also in abundance, ready to carry the provisions to the different corps, even in the most distant cautontnents.

Earl Russell’s Dcspaich fo the Federal Dief.

The following is a translation of Earl Runell’s despatch to the Federal Diet of the 31st of December, 1863, published in the German papers :—“ Foreign Oflice, London, Dec. 31, 1863.—The events which have taken place since the death of King Frederick VII. have produced a lively impression upon the Governmtnt of the Queen. At first appearances wore a favourable aspect. The successor of Frederick VII. had been recognized in both Schleswig and Holstein, as well as in Denmark proper. A few professors and judges declined to take the oath of allegiance, but, on the whole, tranquillity and obedience were generally observed. Recognition by France, Great Britain, Russiav ' and Sweden followed this internal assent. In Germany a very different t spirit reigned. Some of the States and their rulers who had acceded to the Treaty of London of 1852 have been the first to uphold the pretensions of the Duke of Augustenburg. Austria and Prussia have adopted a more moderate course, for they have not altogether rejected the title of Christian IX. to the throne. They made the recognition of his right dependent on the accomplishment of the engagements entered into by his predecessor in 1851 and 1852. The Government of the Queen cannot admit either of these views. It cannot recognize any claims of the Duke of Augustenburg which may be at variance witlr the obligations entered into by her Majesty in consequence of the Treaty of London of 1852. The Government of the Queen considers that Denmark should remain faithful to engagements already eontractcd, but cannot admit that the right of Christian I.\. to the crown is at all dependent on the fulfilment of those engagements. While, therefore. her Majesty’s Government most readily recognized the succession of Christian IX., it insisted, in conjunction with France and Russia, on the fulfilment of all the obligations of his crown in connexion with Germany. Nor can her Majesty's Government doubt the inclination of the King to fulfil these obligations. By birth a German


rince, there can be no question of his desire to treat his German and

anish subjects with equal favour. Whatever ground of complaint the partisanship of the Danish officials of the late King may have afl'orded, it is thought that these causes of dissatisfaction will in all probability be set aside in consequence of the equal treatment and impartial proceedings of the new sovereign. Unfortunately, two hindrances oppose accomplishment of the views of the friends of peace. The first is the Constitution of Denmark-Schleswig, accepted last November by the Rigsraad at Copenhagen; the second is the attitude of Germany. The new Constitution of Denmark seems to her Majesty’s Government to tend to an incorporation of Scbleswig, and, as such, to he opposed to the obligations of the Danish Crown. In fact, the defence of the Danish Minister on this point is far from satisfactory; but the observations of M. Hall, in reference to the other point—via, the present attitude of Germany, are very important. Ilis arguments may he stated nearly as follows I—Dcnmark has withdrawn the Royal patent of last March for Holstein. She has peacefully submitted to Federal execution, although she did not believe it based on Federal right. The retraclatiou of the Coiistitntion recently introduced for Denmark and Schleswig is now demanded. But what security is offered to her that this will be the last concession that will he demanded? A new Constitution for Schleswig and a common Constitution for the monarchy are already put forward as reasons out of which new claims and further demands are to be deduced in future. When, lastly, may Denmark hope for a stop to these incessant requirements? If her independence is to be preserved, it would be better that she should now offer resistance than allow herself to be weakened by continual but useless concessions. Although in the opinion of her Majesty’s Government M. Hall takes up an erroneous position, it yet finds much general truth in the arguments he puts forth. Denmark has a right to know the limits of the claims of Germany, and to be placed in a position to bring this long and fatiguing dispute to a conclusion. Even although Denmark may have withdrawn from her obligations for eleven years, and even although Germany may have annoyed Denmark with unfounded and impossible claims for that period, it is now time that an end he put to the conflict. The Powers who signed the Treaty of London, together with the German Confederation, are those first bound to establish the arrangements and terms of ultimate agreement. The Government of the Queen, therefore, demands in the interests of peaca:-—I. That a Conference of the Powers which signed the Treaty of London. in conjunction with a representative of the German Confederation, shall meet in Paris or London to settle the differences between Germany and Denmark. 2. That the status quo shall be maintained until this Conference shall have finished its labours. Her Majesty’s Government believes itself justified in making these demands for the sake of the peace of Europe. It has no other interest in respect to Denmark than that which belongs to one of the old and independent monarchies of Europe. But it has an interest in the maintenance of European peace. It calls, therefore, in the most pressing manner upon the Soverei s and their Cabinets to take into consideration how difficult it weal be to settle the differences if they had once been subjected to the bloody arbitramcnt of war. Who can foresee what extent such a war might acquire, what passions it might arouse, what districts mi lit be desolated by its ravages ? It is of itself a matter of comparatively slight importance whether a Prince of the House of Gliicksbnrg or a Prince of the House of Augustonburg rules in Holstein or in Schleswig. The freedom and privileges of the subject can be equally secured under either of the two princes. But it is of great importance that the faith of treaties should be upheld, that right and possession should be respected, and that the flames of war should not be spread over Europe through questions which quiet and timely exercise of justice and reason might conduct to a peaceful solution—You are requested to leave a copy of this despntch with the President of the Federal Diet—I am, See. Rowan.”

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Jan. 18.--The Committee on the Address in the Corps Legislatif proposed to-day the following modification in the draught of the Address: For the words,-—"We should regret our satisfactory relations with Russia becoming less friendly," to substitute the words,—“ We hope that the spirit of conciliation which aiiimatcs the two Sovereigns will succeed in removing all that can create any obstacle to the satisfactory relations between the two Powers." The debate upon commercial reform was continued in the Corps Legislatif. Speeches were made by MM. Pagezy, Ancel, F orcade, La Roqnette, David, Deschamps, and the Duke de Moray. The amendment brought forward by the Opposition was finally rejected by 182 against 50 votes. Paragraph 2 of the Address was then adopted.

i9.—Paragraph 3 of the Address was adopted to-day in the Corps Législatif. In the debate upon Paragraph 4: MM. Darimon and Jules Simon made speeches explaining the amendment brought forward by the Opposition relative to freedom of public meeting and the modifien~ tion of the law upon coalitions of working men. The Duke de Morny opposed the amendment, which was supported by M. Emile Ollivier. M. Parieu also spoke against it, and enumerated the governmental measures in favour of the working classes. The amendment was finally rejected by 195 against 54 votes.

20.—-The debate on the Address was continued. Sixteen members of the Left and the Marquis of Andelarre brought forward an_amendmerit proposing that the general councils should nominate their own presidents and secretaries; that the mayors and municipal councillors_shonld be elected by their fellow-citizens, and finally that the municipal committees existing in Paris and Lyons be suppressed. The Marquis of Andelarre and M. Pelletan delivered speeches explaining the amendment. M. Oquin spoke against the first paragraphs of the amendment, which were almost unanimously rejected, seventeen members only voting in their favour. That portion of the amendment relativ'e to the nomination of municipal councils by election, and the necessity of electing a mayor from the municipal council, was rejected by l_82_agninst 62 votes. M. Jules F avre spoke upon the necessity of abolishing the law limiting the rate of interest, and asked for a modification, in a liberal sense, of the regulations affecting brokerage. M. Roulier replied on behalf of the Government. Paragraph 4 of the Address was then adopted.

Jan. 2L—ln to-day's sitting M. Picard attacked the law of public safety and the decree of the 8th of December, 1851, which, he said, violated individual liberty and the principle of separating administrative from judicial powers, and created arbitrary political offences from which it was impossible to exculpate oneself. M. Picard cited instances in support of his vieWe. M. Rouland justified the law in question, and showed that it was dictated not only by necessity and sound judgment, but also by justice and respect for every liberty. He concluded by declaring that the law would be maintained. As regards the transitory regulations expiring in February, 1865, M. Ronland said the Government hoped but could give no promise not to be obliged to ask for their prolOngation. M. Jules Favre defended the cause of right and law, for which he said there could be no substitute, and the violation ofwhicli weakened and depreciated all power. The amendment was rejected by 202? against 35 votes. The discussion of the amendment concerning the liberty of the press was then commenced by M. Jules Simon, who made a speech explaining and criticising the law of February, 1852, after which the House adjourned until to-morrow. The President announced that he had received the Budget for 1865.

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Jan. l6.—The representatives of Austria and Prussia demand of the Danish Government abrogation of the Constitution of November within two days.‘

18.—Denmark does not comply with this demand.

2l.—The Prussian and Austrian troops begin their march upon Sleavig.’


Jan. 1.—Four negroes call at the Executive mansion, Washington, and are presented to Mr Lincoln. This is the first occurrence of the kind in American history.

5.——Mr Lincoln, in a Message to Congress, recommends that the resolution prohibiting the payment of bonnties to volunteers after this day, recently adopted, be reconsidered, and the time extended to the 1st prox.

Both branches of the New York Legislature are organized. The reading of Governor Seymonr‘s Message in the Senate is the only business transacted. In the Assembly T. G. Alvord is elected Speaker on the first ballot.

6.—In accordance with Mr Lincoln's recommendation, the House of Representatives adopt a resolution extending the time for the payment of bounties to volunteers until Feb. 1.

Judge Barbour, of the Superior Court of New York, decides that, as there is no evidence that the corporation or any of its officers aided or abetted in the July riots, the city is not liable for damages for the destruction of property. Notification has consequently been made not to ay an more claims.

Gener Butler returns to his department, clothed with full discretionary powers to treat with the Confederate Government for the exchange of prisoners.

7.—ln the House of Representatives Mr Arnold, of Illinois, urges Mr Lincoln for the next Presidency, on the ground that his reappointment would insure emancipation throughout the Union.


JIIfl-19.-_At the Epinal supplementary elections M. Buffet, the Opposition candidate, is elected by a majority of over 3,000 votes. M. Bourcier Villiers had above 3,000 votes.

The ratification: of the Treaty of Commerce between France and Italy are exchanged.‘

Official advices from Vera Cruz announce that the French have entered and dismantled the port of Champoton, on Csmpeaehy Bay.

20.--In reply to the pamphlet denying the advantageous results of the Mexican expedition. and asserting that a very small portion of the people had declared in favour of the French, the Mom'leur quotes the statement of the Times that seven-eigliths of the population had recognised the regency, and says: “ We regret that when it is necessary to render justice to our foreign policy we must seek the truth in foreign and not in F reach journals."

It is proposed to erect a statue to Bernard Palissy, the famous “ Worker in Earth," at Salutes (Charente-Inférieurc), his birthplace.


Jan. 16.—-The Central Committee of the National Italian Society unanimously vote an address to the Emperor Napoleon, protesting against the intended attempt upon his Majesty’s life.‘

iii—In the Chamber of Deputies the Keeper of the Seals presents a Bill for the suprcssion of religions corporations and the abolition of tithes.

'l‘he Dr'n'lto publishes an address from Garibaldi, announcing the formation of a committee to promotc Italian union. He inviies the Italians to rally round this centre and to recognize its authority. The Din'tto is seized, and the case will be brought before the Conrts.’

19.—In the Chamber of Deputies Signor Crispi announces his intention of asking information of the Government relative to the conspirators lately arrested in Paris, and declares that none of them took part in the Marsala expedition!

The Pope receives a deputation of 800 Catholics from different

countries, presenting an address of fidelity and devotion to the Holy See, and protesting against usurpations and sacrileges. His Holiness replies that he desired to leave the patrimony of the Church intact to his successors. He would consequently not enter into any arrangement or trcaty contrary to that end. Ile places his confidence not in the strength of arms, but in a protecting Providence, and 'usticc. J 21.-A circular is addressed by the Minister of the Interior to the Prefects of the Italian provinces. Having ieminded them of the means adopted by the party of action in 1862 to mislead the people as to the intentions of the Government, and to create agitation, which led to the affair of Aspromonte, the Minister says : “There is ground for apprehension that the same artifices are again being resorted to. The Ministry is, however, determined to unmask all these intrigues. Possessing the confidence of the King and the Parliament, the Ministry will permit nobody to encroach upon its authority, and is resolved to anticipate and frustrate all such attempts." In conclusion, the Minister requests the Prefects to exercise a vigilant supervision.


Jan. 20.—'l‘he King summons to a conference M. Deschamps, one of the members of the Right. It is rumoured that M. Deschamps demands the dissolution of the Chamber.


Jase. 18.-—The Ministry is constituted as follows: President of the Council and Minister of State, Senor Lorenzo Arrazola; Minister of Justice. Senor Alvarez; Minister of Finance, Senor Trupita; Minister of the Interior, Senor Bcuavides; Minister of War, General Lersundi; Minister of the Colonies, Senor Castro; Minister of Public Works, Senor Moyano. The Cabinet is not considered likely to remain long as at present formed.

19.—The President of the Council declares in the Cortes that the Government belongs to the doctrinal and historic party in Spain. He expresses a wish for moderation between the Constitutional parties and for the free exercise of the Royal prerogative.


Jan. ll.—The Minister of Justice of Portugal lays before the Chamber of Deputies a bill decrceing the abolition of the punishment of death, which punishment the Government propose to maintain only for military crimes, in the event of war with a foreign Power. RUSSIA :

Jan. 21.—The Oflici'al Journal publishes an Imperial ukase for the organization of the provincial and district representations of Russia, with the exception of the Western and Baltic provinces, Archangel, Astracan, and Bessarabia.

Dec. 5.—Major Gordon captures Soochow.

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Jim. 15.-—The Derby magistrates reply to the letter of Sir G. Grey, on the subject of the murderer Townley.*

16.—The Victoria Cross is conferred on Colour-Sergeant (now Ensign) E. M’Kenna, and Lance-Corporal J. Ryan, both of the 65th Raga, for gallant conduct in New Zealand.

18.-—Tlie Rev. F. Jeane is appointed Dean of Lincoln.

Walter Stephenson, who was found guilty last session of unlawfully and maliciously injuring one of Turner’s most valuable pictures in the National Gallery, is sentenced at the Middlesex Sessions to lmpl'lstll‘ ment with hard labour for six months.

At the weekly meeting of the Lancashirc Distress Committee Mr Maclure reports that 1,7771. 8s. 9d. was received during the week, and that the balance in the bank was 210,9491. 165. Mr Fnrnall states that on the 9th inst. there was an increase in the number of persons receiving parochial relief in twenty-seven unions in the cotton manufacturing districts, as compared with the number so relieved in the previous week, of 5,133. _ I

Mr Coningham, one of the members for Brighton, announces his intention of retiring at the opening of the approaching parhamentary session.

20.—The Globe says that Mr J. Vaughan, of the Oxford circuit, is appointed police magistrate at Bow street in succession to Mr Corrie.

Mr Milner Gibson addresses his constituents at Ashton-under-Lync in a long and interesting speech on public affairs.

2l.--'l'he Rev. Stair Douglas is appointed to the Canonry in Cliichester Cathedral vacant by the death of the late Sir G. Shifi‘ncr.

The Globe says that, in all probability, the Address in the House of Commons, in reply to the Speech from the Throne, will be moved by Lord R. Groswnor, member for F lintshire, and seconded by Mr Gosehni, member for the city.

It is announced that a dinner to the late leader of the Home Circuit, Mr Justice Slice, will be given on the 28th inst. to him by his brethren, in honour of his elevation to the bench. The chair on the occasion will be taken by Mr Montagu Chambers, Q.C.

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Koiuosnnao, Jan. Iii—Advices received here from Wilna state that the Polish noble Titus Dalewski, found guilty by courtmartial of having belonged to the revolutionary organization in Lithuania, was executed on the llth inst.

Calicow, Jan. lS.—A circular of the National Government, dated the 4th inst., announces the dismissal of General Mieroslawski from his post as General Organize! of the Revolutionary Forces. He is paid, nevertheless, to be actively engaged at Licge in services for the national cause. The insurgent leader Kruk is reported to hava retreated with a few followers into Galicia, his detachment having been dispersed.

21.—Tlie Chun'la of to-dny describes the insurgent winter quarters, which are partly in villages and partly in fortified barracks. The same paper states that the severity of the winter greatly impedes the operations of the Rusasian troops. _

TIIORN, J an. lS.—News from Warsaw to the 17th inst._ar_inounces_ that forty-eight citizens have been induced by the Commissioners at Police to proceed to the Governor of the city to request him to intercede with the Emperor for his Majesty’s acceptan cc of an address expressing the loyalty of the citizens of Warsaw. They were very kindly received. _ _

BERLIN, Jan. 2l.~—According to advices receivsd liere from Poland, a fresh convoy of 500 persons, sentenced to transportation to Siberir, left Warsaw yesterday. Four insurgents, incliiding a German named Liidke, were hanged at Wlorlawek on the 4th inst.

Wansaw, Jan. 21.-The Qflicial Dzimai'k publishes an account of a severe engagement with the insurgents under Eitmanowicz, which took place on the 6th inst. near Zelccliow, in the government ofLublin.-—Tho same journal continues to publish addresses of devotion to the Czar.


Tm: TOWNLEY Cum—Ate meeting of the visiting justices and magistrates of Derbyshire, held at the County Gaol,_Derby, on the 15th, the correspondence which had taken place Will]. the Home Secretary was considered, and a reply to the last communication from the Home Office adopted. This reply, dated Jan. 15, has been published. The magistrates do not discuss the point whether the Home Secretary was bound by the certificate he received, no matter how obtained, to remove Townley to a lunatic asylum, but dwell up?“ the minor points in the case. Regarding the inquiry by the COMMISsionera of Lunacy, they reiterate the opinion that it_ ought to have'bsen a public one. As to the mode by which the certificate was obtained, they say : “The respite was received at the gaol at Derby before the second certificate of the 29th December, by two county justices and two medical men, had been sent from Derby. The first certificate. 0f the 27th of December (Sunday), we believe to have been invalid on the face of it for two reasons. Because it was made and dated 9" Sunday, and no such judicial act (as distinguished from a ministerin act) can legally be execute on a Sunday,_and also because the herons]l justices had not any jurisdictiOu or authority tp pct in tho county 3""On the application of Townley‘s solicitor the visiting Justices consenile to a preliminary inquiry into the state of Townley’ri~ mind, fordlflfl purpose only of ascertaining whether there was sufficient groin! 0" further and more formal investigation; not of sending a certificate0 supersede or supply the place of that investigation. In a letter'fwl: Dr Goode, one of the medical men who signed the certificate publisbe in the local papers of to-day, the doctor states that ‘ some magi-slim? were applied to (by whom P) to make the .necessary inquiry, I: preliminary to obtain Government ‘commissionera' Arid yet ,1, all; make that inquiry after the sole profesed object of it had 6° obtained; that is. after the inquiry by the Government commissionelsaAgain, the doctor writes thus : ‘No reasons were appended to If (i , certificate), because it was decided to leave to persons more convert?n the task of collecting and comparing the evidence for the Secretal'l _° State.’ This shows decisively that Dr Geode and his coadjutorfl ‘16 not intend to sign a document which would obligatory upon Secretary of State; and the magistrates submit to you that lfl' certificate, being expressed in terms directly opposed to the pub declared intention of those who signed it, ought not to have all; we contrary to such intention. Although it may be, in form, in accol' ":12 with the provisions of the statute, yet the fact of so impoi'lflfl 1‘ document, which arrests the course of justice, and substanl;c transfers the power of life and death from the Crown to tu'fllus ' ,0 and two medical men put in motion by the prisoner’s iOllClh-Urr‘ihe accompanied them to the guol, but was not .present during 1, so examination, calls for an inquiry into the origin and pope-550,00 unusual and remarkable a proceeding; and the magistrates 55!“: “"2, upon you the necessity of such an inquiry.” The magistrates film, think the case of the poor man Clarke aprecedent, because "1 ,3 case the certificate was not obtained at the instance of the poor Itn‘i‘en friends, as in 'l‘ownley‘s case. On the contrary the steps'werflldflan at the instance of the judge, who noticed the prisoner: W1, " ,5 eccentric dciiicnnour at the trial. The remainder of the "FY chiefly quotation from the report of the Commissioners of' Lumwy'


bulletins were issued. The health of her Royal Highness and the

cosmos. *

Tun Basra or Esonasn mm or DISCOUNT, which was lowere from S to 7 per cent. on the 21th ult., was again raised on chucs day to 8 per cent.

Ar run rim-an 10:811st or run Loxnou asp Wzs'r xrxsrua BANK on Wednesday, Mr Alderman Salomous, M.I'., in the chair, the report stated the net profit to be 147,8161., making, with a previous balance of 27,7501. an available total of 1713,5751. A dividend a: the rate of 6 per cent. per annum was declared with a beams. of 12 per cent.; 6,7301. was added to the reserved fund, thus raised to 275,215.31; and a balance of 18,8441. was carried forward.

Ar THE HALF-YEARLY slum-lac or ran Narroxan Discouxr, Commas on \Vednesday, Mr I“. W. Russell in the chair, the leldt ndi recommended at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum was agreed to, and the proposal to increase the capital by 1,000,0001. by an issue of new shares at 51. premium was also confirmed.

Tltu REPORT or run BANK OF LONDON states the available balance , to be 35,5301. A dividend is recommended at the rate of 10 per cent., together with a bonus at the rate of!» per cent. per annum (ll. 55.) per share, and 12.0001. is to be added to the reserved fund, ‘ which will thus be raised to 1122,0001, leaving 1,0301. to be carritd forward. I

Tux Lasn Sucomrrzs Conramr is announced, under the auspices of the International Finance Society, a sufficient guarantee for its complete respectability. The Duke of Marlborough is president, and the International directors will act as a finance committee. Th 1 basis of the project is, in one word, the extension to this country of the Credit Foncier system, which is now in successful 0 ration ini most of the countries on the Continent. The company, w osc special‘, province it will be to make investments on landed estate, will act as, agents between the moneyed public and the borrower, raising money 1 on debentures at one rate, and lending it at another.

'l‘na Lormox, ITALIAN, sun Amara-no STEAM NAVIGATION Con-'3 PAN! (Limited) is announced. The objects are the establishment of l a line of screw steamers between London and the ports of Genoa, Leghorn, Naples, Messina, and Palermo, “to sail with undeviuting regularity at intervals of not less than ten days," and of lines suited to the requirements of the trade between London, Greek, Adriatic, and other ports in the Mediterranean. With a view to the immediate ' commencement of business, the directors have provisionally entercdl into an arrangement with the directors of an existing line to take over their four new steamers, viz., the Alexandra, Clotilda, Italia, and Vcnctia. It is pointed out that the company will thus obtain a Valuable connexion in the Italian trade, by which the shareholders will enter immediately into a profitable business, the price to be agreed upon by arbitration, and to be accepted in shares of the company, The enormous increase which has latterly taken place in the Mediterra~ ' neon trade is cited as afl'ording full explanation of the formation of this project. The capital is 600,000!., in 10,000 shares of 501. each.

This IMPERIAL BANK or CHINA is announced. This company, which is being organised through the agency of Mr R. Montgomery Martin, is to be incorporated with limited liability under the Act of August 7, 1862, and “ under a concession from the Imperial Government at I'chin." The proposed capital (subject to increase) is 1,000,0001., in 20,000 shares of 601. each, to be issued in two series 01" equal amount. Branch banks, with boards of local directors comppsed of British and Chinese merchants, are to he formed at IIong

'ong, Canton, Shanghai, Foochoo, Tien-tsin, and at such other cities as may from time to time be deemed advisable. The branches are to I be under the control of the London Board, aided by the supervision: of an inspector, as is the case with the Indian and colonial banks. It is further mentioned that “the authorisation of the Government at Pekin has been solicited, by which the specie notes of the Imperial I Bank of China will be receivable in payment of custom duties and at i the tax offices throughout the empire." The legal rate of interest in ,l China is stated to be 3 per cent. per month. members of the London board are not yet published.

Tm»: Rossa Gnaxnu GoLn anmo COMPANY (Limited), a new |


At a meeting of the Oil W'ells Company of Canada on Tuesday, Sir II.
Locke, M.1’., presiding, it was unanimously determined that the com-
pany should be dissolved ill accordance with the recommendation of
the board, and that the thanks oi' the proprietors should be given to
the directors for their prudent conduct and consequent entire preven-
tion of loss.—Tha directors of the Brighton Railway have decided upon
recommending the payment of a dividend on} per cent. for the half-
year, leaving a balance of about 10,6001. to be carried forward to the
currenthnlI-year.—At the late meeting of the Ocean Marine Insurance
Company the directors decided on recommending to the proprietors at
their approaching meeting on the 1st February the payment of a bonus
0110s. per share, in addition to 5s. per share on the paid-up capital.—
The North Easiern Railway trailic return shows this week an increase
01' 3.4571. over last year; the Lancashire and Yorkshire an increase of
01' 4,0431; the Midland an increase 012.2961; and the JIanc/zesler,
S/ufield, and Lincolnshi'ro an increase 018861.—Mr J. Thornton, late
secretary to government, North Western Provinces of India, and Mr G.
Worms, of the firm of Messrs G. and A. Worms, have joined the board
01' the Schulz, I‘ilnjaub, and Delhi Bank Corporation (Limited).—
A prospectus has been advertised in connexion with the South-Eastern
and Chariny-cross Railway Companies of an extensive hotel, analogous
to that now in course of erection at Charing-cross, in Cannon street, to
be called the City Terminus Hotel Company. The capital is to be
“0,0001, in shares of 101., and the chairman and manager of the
South-Eastern line are upon the board—The half-yearly report of the
Imperial Bank, which was submitted on Mondaystated the available
balance to be 9,6131, of which 5,0001. was recommended to be appro-
priated to a dividend at the rate 01'51. per cent. per annum, and 3,0001.
to a reserve, leaving 1,6181. to be carried forward—The directors of
the South African Mortyage and Investment Company have resolved on
issuing the second half of the nominal capital of the company by 10,000
shares of 501. each, at a premium of 11. per share, to existing share-
holders. This company has now been in existence upwards 01' one
year, and has already secured a very large and rapidly extending loan
and trust business in the Cape Colony. The company has already
declared an interim dividend of 5 per cent.—Tho prospectus of the
London Chemical Company (Limited) is announced, with a proposed
capital 0140,0001, in 2,000 shares of 201. each, more than half of which
are already subscribed-In correction of a prevalent misconstruction
of the prospectus of the Australian will Eastern Navigation Company,
it is stated that the Black Ball and other lines have not disposed of
any of their sailing vessels, but have simply agreed to sell their three
steamers at a valuation, and that the “ amalgamation " oft-he firms in
Liverpool is only an arrangement to act as joint agents in loading the
vessels of the company.-—At the meeting on Monday of the Bank
of Hindustan, China, and Japan the directors were authorised to
increase the capital from 1,000,0001. to 2,000,0001. sterling, by the
issue of 10,000 new shares of 1001. each at 2 prem., 8,000 of which
are to be allotted proportionately to the existing shareholders, and the
residue at the same premium to any persons that the directors think
tic—The Hammersmith branch of the Metropolitan and Provincial
Bank has been 0 ned, under the management of Mr J. H. Lewis —-
We are requestedmto state that the subscription list of the Plym River
Slab and Slate Company will be closed on the 25th inst. to London
applicants, and on the 23rd to those from the conntry.—The Merchant
Banking Company of London (Limited) announce that they have made
ammgcments to carry on' business in California, through the agency
of Messrs Falkner, Bell, and Co., of San Francisco.—-The receipts of

the Great Western Railway of Canada for the week ending the lat '

January were 10,3391. sterling, being 3221. less than in the correspond-
ing week of last yeah—Viscount Bury, M.P., and Sir R. I. Murchison,
K.C.B., have joined the board of the English and Foreign Library‘
Company (Limited.)—A general meeting of the Pneumatic Despatch
Company (Limited) is called for the 281h inst.-—A call of 21. is to be
paid on the shares in tho Mercantile Credit Assodalion by the 16thI
Feb—A call of 21. is to be paid on the shares of the Richmond-hill
Hold Company Limited) by the 18th Feb—Creditors oi‘ the Adelpln',
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Brazilian undertaking, is announced. The Rossa Grands estate, l 1" 111° C011“ 0f Admiralty 11" been commenced again“ The which it is proposed to purchase and worlr,is situated in the province} Greta Ellslcm- Captain PRIOR. the commander. has caused “10 of Minna Geraes, near the mine of the St John del Rey Company, yessel to be arrested for the sum of 2.0001. There are now two arrests It is several miles in extent, A report from Captain Treloflr, law , 111 force against the great ship, one at the suit of the owners of the late chief engineer to the St John del Rey Company, gpegk. in very; Blllp Jane {01’ 6,0001., and 1110 other by Captain Paton f0! 2,0001.-—At favourable terms with regard to the capabilities of the mines. The ‘ 8 meeting of the directors Oi the London and Provincial Marine Inmfee simple of the estate, together with the mills, buildings, and ma- , "1"“ Company on Wednesday it was resolved to recommend 01'- the chinery, is to be purchased for 15,0001, in club, and an equal amount general meeting a dividend for the half-year ending on the 31st of in shares. No part of the purchase-money is to be paid until the December last at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum—The half-yearly company is put into legal pusselsion of the property, It, is estimated report of the Scottish Australian Investment Company, to be presented that the outlay requisite for the purchase of the property, and to bring ' on the 29th inst., states the not profit to have been 16,0501., showing , the mines into profitable work, will be covered by one half of 11101811 increase of 1,5231. onfthat ol' the corresponding six months of 1862. capital, which is flied at 100,0001., in 100,000 shares of 11. each, of! A dividend at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum is recommended, 3 which the first issue is to consist of 50,000 shares. The direction is leaving 2611. to be carried to the reserved fund, WhiCll Wm than ‘ respectable, amount to 7,843L—The London and North- Western Railway traflio THE Puccini-me 'DEBI'ATCK COMPANY (Limited) have issued their return shows this week an increase of 8,0331. over last year ; the Great , repart. The following are the most important passages in it: , 176816111, an increase Of 3.8951; the an! 5081"". flu increase 0‘ , " hen the directors last met the proprietors, they anticipated beiug‘ 1.41714 and the Great Northern, an increase of 4,8051.—A call of 51. ‘ enabled to report that the works between Euston station and the is to be paid on the shares of the Midland Banking Company by the City were approaching completion. In this expectation they have 16th Feb., and a call of 21. (making 21. 105. paid) on the 251. share of been disappointed. It was intended to carry the tubes through the the London, Buenos Ayrvs, and River Plate Bank, by the 10th of Feb. Bedford estate, and as the Parliamentary powers of the compauyl l were, in the opinion of counsel, amply sufficient for this purpose, the WBXKLY Tsurznsrons: 8 am. M. 40°, Tu. 43°, W.47°, Th. 41°, F. 60'

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Jamil, 1861,

8 M. MARSHALL, Chief Cushion



THE Dorm or ATIIOLE, K.T., died on Saturday at Blair Castle, Perthshire. From the protracted illness of the Duke, and the nature of his disease—cancer in the throat—his friends have for some months past been prepared for this event. The late Duke was formerly in the 2nd Dragoon Guards, from which he retired in 1840. On the death of his father, in 1837, he took his seat in the House of Lords as Baron Glenlyon, and succeeded to the dukedom on the demise of his uncle John, fifth Duke of Athole, in September, 1846. He had held for many yours, since the resignation of the late Lord F. Fitzclarence, the office of Grand Master of the Freemasons in Scotland. As Lord Gleiilyon he participated as one of the knights at the memorable Eglinton Tournament in August, 1839.

THE DUKE or CLEVELAND, K.G., died at Ruby Castle on Monday. He had been seriously ill for some days, and was found dead in his chair. He was born in London in 1788, and was married in 1809 to the dnnghter of the fourth Earl Poulett. She died in 1851). The Duke succecded to the title on the death of his father in 1842. As Earl of Darlington he sat for the county of Durham from 1812 to 1818. From 1818 to 1826 he was member

' for Tregony ; from 1826 to 1830 he sat for Totnes. In 1830 he was elected for Saltasb, and the same year changed to South Salop, which he represented until he became Duke of Cleveland. His brother, Lord William John Frederick Pealett, succeeds to the title.

Loan Aariica Lnsxox, son of the late Duke of Richmond, died on the 15th, at his residence, Ovington square, Brompton, aged fiftyleven. The early part of his life was passed in the army, and in 1842 he received the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and after he left the service he held several posts under Government. He sat for Chichester for some years.

Miss GILBERT, the celebrated equestrian, died about riforlnight since. Some years ago she had a very severe accident in the park; but. althouin she gradually recovered from its effects, she was never quite the same again. She was among the very best of Mr .Ihiroy’s pupils; and her portrait, rcprcsenting her by the side of a horse which she had just ‘ put down,’ formed the subject ofu pleasant picture by Sir Edwin Lundsccr in the Royal Academy some four or five y ours ngo.

Sin J. It. GRANT, C.B., K.II., died at anford, near Nottingham, last week, aged ninety-one. He served as a medical otliccr of the army throughout the whole of the war, and was chief of that department at. Waterloo. He was one of the few who served in the first and last campaigns of the war—namely, that of 1798 and that of 1815.

Ansiiiut. HAMELIN, died in Paris on Saturday, aged sixty-eight. He was the nephew of Admiral Hamelin, a sailor who saw much service under the first empire. At the age of eleven years, his uncle placed him as n midshipinan on board the Venus, and while yet a boy he saw a. grant deal of fighting. In 1812 he took part in the expedition to the Scheldt. His promotion was rapid, notwithstanding the peace which followed the battle of Waterloo. In 1828 he became a captain, and in 1842 a l’Cllr-fldmll'fll. The Crimean war found him maritime prefect of Tcnlon, and he was then selected for the command of the Black Sea fleet. The memorable landing of the French troops previous to the battle of the Alina was effected under his direction. During the attack on Schnstopol forts of October 17th, a shell struck the quarter-deck of the Ville ale Paris, and killed Lieut. Sominelier by Admiral llmnelin‘s side. He himself was knocked down by the shock. He rose and continued to command his vessel amidst n storm of Russian

projectiles. His conduct on that day was rewarded by his promotion to the rank of a full admiral. On the death of M. Ducos he was appointed Minister of Marine, which office he held from 1855 to 1860, when he retired to the honourable post of Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honour. He leaves a son, who is a captain in the navy, and at this moment second in command of the Bretagne. His daughter was married only a few weeks before his death. The wedding had been fixed for January 5th, but the admiral, feeling his end approaching, advanced the time in order that he might be present at the nuptials. He was buried in the Invalides on Thursday.

Amman. RICHARD Sansunnz died on the 16th at Clifton, aged seventy-two. lie was nmidshipman on board the Spartan atthe reduction of the Castles of Pesaro and Ceeenetico. He also took part in the action with a Neapolitan flotilla in the Bay ofNiiples. As lieutenant of the Bacchavils he was engaged in the sieges of Trieste and Culture.

MB GEORGE Buttons, late of Trinity College, Cambridge, the wellknown Greek critic,died on the 11th inst., aged seventy-eight, at Ramsgute, where he had been residing for the last few years. Mr Borges was born in Bengal, and was educated nt the Chartcrhouse under Dr Raine, previously to his going to Cambridge, where he greatly distinguished himself in classics, and, we believe, as an undergraduate, edited the ‘ Troades.’ Mr Borges was one of the principal writers in Valpy’s ‘ Classical Journal,’ and, during the period ofits existence, he crossed many a critical lance with the late Bishop of London, and in~ variably to the disyivantage of the latter. Mr Borges published an edition of the ‘ Eumenides ’ in 1821, followed by one of the ‘ Suppliees' in 1822, in which he sought out of the remaining fragments of each to supply a perfect Greek play. Mr Barges was on terms of intimacy with most of the great classical scholars of England and the Continent, and his correspondence, which will probably be given to the world, cannot fail to be interesting to men of letters.

MR FREDERICK Hum, the founder of the house of F. Ruth and Co., and one of the most eminent merchants of the city of London, died on the 15th inst., aged eighty-seven.

Mas Saaan Lee, on inhabitant of Alton, who was born at Lnsham, in Hampshire, on the 3rd of May. 1759, and was consequently in the 105th your of her age, died from the effects of the late severe wonther. Up to the period of her death Mrs Leo retained possession of her mental faculties, and had suffered but little from illness of any kind. She was accustomed to do her own shopping, and when walking out never required the aid of a stick. Iler sight was remarkably good, so that she was able to dispense with the use of spectacles, and it was only a short time before her death that her powers of vision began to diminish. On her attaining the age of 100 years a supper was given in celebration of the event, and this custom has been continued on cach succeeding birthday. The family to which Mrs Leo belonged appears to be remarkable for longevity, her grandmother having reached the age of 102, her brother 96; and a nephew is now living at Audover who appears likely to rival his deceased aunt, being 94 years of age, and of vigorous habit.

Mus Psxrv died at her residence at Innerleithen, in her 107th year, on the ldth inst. She was born at Port Glasgow on the Blst of December, 1757, but when quite young she accompanied her family to Edinburgh, where she resided about sixty years, staying first with her father, Mr M‘George, a baker, who presided as master of St Stephen's Lodge of Freemasons, Edinburgh, on the occasion of Burns being installed as its poet-laureate. She afterwards opened a shop for ladies' wares in the Royal Exchange, which she kept for I. number of yours.


She declined all offers of marriage till she was upwards of sixty years


of age, when she gave her hand to Mr Penn, builder of Edinburgh, whom she has survived eighteen years. Dating her birth from the reign of George II., she was personally cognizant of many events which are known to those of the present day only as matters of history, She saw the ships of the notorious John Paul Jones retire from the Forth in 1779, and was present at Kirkcaldy when Mr Shirra offered up his prayer for tempestuous winds to defeat the object of that pirate's mission. She witnessed the burning of the Roman Catholic Bishop's dwelling house, and other buildings in Edinburgh, by the populace in 1780; and for a time she kept as relics some trifles which she picked up from among the ruins. When a girl she walked once or twice from Glasgow to Paisley to hear the famous George Whitfield; and sha afterwards made the acquaintance in Edinburgh of the still more famous John,Wesley. Throughout the whole of her long life she never had a professional visit from a doctor, having stoutly refused to accept of medical attendance to the last. She was able to walk in her garden till the approach of the present winter, when her health began to give way. Iler mental faculties, which were naturally good and had been well cultivated, remained unimpaired till the end, except that during the last few weeks her mind occasionally Wondered a little. -——

Tun menus IN Lennon LAST WEEK were 2,427, an excess above the estimated amount. of 877. "These persons” says the RegistrarGeneral's return, “were killed almost suddenly by the cold wave of' the atmosphere." In comparing the present results with those of the previous week, a great increase is apparent in diseases of the respiratory organs. Fatal cases of pneumonia rose from 91 to 156; of phthisis (or consumption), from 194 to 235; of bronchitis, from 326 to 543. Of the 2,427 persons who died, 818 were under 20 years of age, 800 were 20 and under 60 years, and 809 were 60 years and upwards. Taking the numbers living at the respective ages into account, it appears that, while persons at all ages have suffered, the severity of the weather has been particularly fatal to persons in advanced life. Well heated apartments and warm clothing are required at this season by the aged, who find it difficult to support life when the temperature falls below the freezing point. Three hundred and ninety-nine deaths occurred last week from zymotic diseases, including 90 from scarlatina, 78 from typhus, 73 from whooping-cough, 32 from measles, and 18 from smallpox. A tanner aged 60 years, was found dead on the 2nd of January from intoinpcraucc, cold, and exposure; he lived in a room without furniture, at 1 Druminoud road, Bermondscy. A shoemaker, aged 60 years, died in a cab on the 6th of January from exhaustion from exposure to cold. A boot-closer, aged 25 years, died at 2 Queen street, Southwark, from spasm of the heart, accelerated by want of nourishment and by cold. Twelve nonagenarians died during the week, of whom the eldest was a widow, who attained the age of 97 years.

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Tragic Artiste, Miss Batcman. on her first appearance in the character of LEAII, in the new five-act Drama of that title. having been nightlyrcpcated,and even cxcccded,during the last seventeen weeks amidst the nppluuse and tears of crowded audiences, and the profound impression crcnted upon all who have witnessed the touching impersonation by Miss Butcmnu of the heart-broken Jewish maiden, bcin confirmed by the unanimous verdict and critical up rovu of the entire run, the Manager of the NEW A IlLI’llI THEATRE ml the honour to announce that Miss Bntemnn will appear in the New Drama of LEAII EVERY EVENING, till further notice; and. in order to nicct us far as possible the increasing demand for stalls, has added two more rows to those previously existing.



Morning Performance of the Pantomime every Wednesday, at Two o'clock.

On Monday and following nights, the New Sevio-Comie Drama, b I l-Iilniund Falconer, entitled NIGHT AND HORN. rincipnl characters by Mr Phelps, Messrs Ryder, Raynor, fitzjsmes. kc: Misses R. Leclercq, Atkinson, and Heath. Alter which the GREAT DRURY LANE ANNUAL, in the form of a GRAND COMIC CHRISTMAS PANTOAIIME, entitled SINDBAI) THE SAILOR, the Great Rock of the Diamond Valley, and the Seven Wonders of the World. The extensive and magnificent Scrnery by Mr William Beverley. Characters in the o suing by Messrs Nevillc, l-itijnmes, Tom Matthews. and aster Percy Roselle. Misses 1:}. Weston Coventry, Role Lcclercq. Circlleott,t and Miss Lizzie Wilmerc. Huile lunatic—Clowns, Hurry Bolciio and C. Lauri. Pantaloous, essrl W. A. Barnes and .1. Morris. Harlequins, Messrs J. Cormack and S, Seville. Columbinca, Madame Bolcno and the Mines (llupml. Prices as usual. Box~oflicc open from ten till five t at y.

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powers oftho 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 yeain dividend or interest, at the rate off per cent. per annum; and such dividend or interest is the first charge upon the toll: and undertaking, and lands. tenements, and herediiaments of the Company, and has priority of payment over all other dividends on any othcr stock or shares, whether Ordinary, Preference. or Guaranteed.

Any amount of stock not being a fraction ofs 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 15th January and 15th July, by warrant: on the Company's Bankers. which will be sent to the address of each registered proprietor.

Communications on the subject to he addressed to

HENRY OAKLEY, Secretary.

Secretary's Office, King‘s-cross Station, London, November, 1863.


T0 IRONMASTERS( : REAT NORTHERN RAILWAY. CONTRACT FOR CIIAIBS, SPIRES, AND BOLTS. The Directors are prepared to receive TENDERS for the SUPPLY of 2,000 Tons of Cult-iron CHAIRS, 136 Tons of Wrought-iron Spikes, 60 Tons Cuprheaded Fish-plate Bolts, and 30 Ton! of Squarehcadcd Filh~plnte Bolts. ' Persons disposed to Tender may obtain a dilution! an forms of Tender (on which forms onl enderl Will be received) at this ofllce, on or after the lot instant. , Tenders, scaled up and marked “ Tender for Chairs. Spikes, or Bolts," as the case may be, must be lodged at lllll Ofllcc before Eleven o'clock am. on FRIDAY, the ‘ iitliinst. N.ll.——’1‘hc Directors do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender By order. HENRY OAKLEY, Secretary. Secretary‘s Ofllcc, King's-cross Station, London. Jan. Pub, 1961.

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Mr J. L Toolc as Mrs Brown, Mr Phelps, Mr Fcchtcr. and Lady Andley cvcry cvcnin .—1863; or I'll!) SENSA'I'IONS 01", THE PAST SEASON, until further notice—Among the artists who will appear licre are Mr Benjamin Webster, Mr J. _L._ Toole, Mr Paul Redford, and Mr Charles Mathews. Mrs Stirling, ~Mrs Frank Matthews, Miss Cottrell Miss Wentworth, Miss l'snny Josephs, and Mrs Charles other".

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