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stringency leen relaxed . Thus , while the highest commercial authorities in the country appear to have been prepared to support Lord Palmeuston- ' s Government in standing- by the letter of the Act of 1914 , it docs notsaem probable that he will be labored firr an exceptional and temporary measure . lord Pai ^ ehstos has chaaaed the public- m geueval by the vivacity of a sort of Mimst « £ « f manifesto uttered fforn . the- lord Mayor " * Rospitable table . The Premier added his voice to those of Lord Gka ^ ville and the Duke of Ca 3 i-BRIDGe , last week , in vouching for the cordiality between Sir Conx Campbell and Lord Canning , and in vindicating the Governor-General of India ; but he went beyoud . He gave his meed of praise to our country men in India who—without waiting for the arrival of a great army—virtually conquered the mutineers , ' mid ¦ have performed such extraordinary services in the face of overwhelming numbers . He gave this praise to Englishmen and Englishwomen , saying , with a force of language rendered doubly apposite by the paradoxical sound and the literal truth , that henceforward the bravest soldiers ' might be proud to say that they possessed the courage and power of endurance equal to those of Englishwomen , ' The war is a specimen of what Englishmen can do when they are pxit to it . Now , although we have sent abroad the largest army that las ever left our shores , we still have as large a force as before that army departed , and we have the nation wlxich supplied these soldiers , these civilians , and these Englishwomen in India;—facts which may teach other countries that may be fonder than , ours : ' ¦ of uniforms , steel scabbards , and iron heels , ' that 'it would not be a safe game to play to attempt to take advantage of that which is erroneously imagined to be the moment of our
weakness . ' : ;• : . •;¦;¦ . . . . . ' ; ,. : . - .. ¦ : . . - ' . . . ' Ould Ireland' is in an ugly frame of mind . The / Tipperary Boys * are thinking with scowling brows 01 work to be done in the ' long , dark nights of "winter . ' The old hate against agrarian rights is renting itself in the old manner : -gun-shots are fixed in upon sittei-s round the hearths of lonely farm-houses ; a fanner has been waylaid and beaten to death , and sympathy with the murderers of Mr . Eliis is almost openly expressed . New gall has been infused into old Catholic bitterness by the announcement of the official determination to prosecute the ILeverend Peter Conway and the Iteverend X / uke Kya : n for their unpriestly labours at "the . late Mayo election . The decision should have been come at much sooner . But the illfeelings to which this affair will give rise are small hi comparison to what may be expected to result from the publication , of the ' Pastoral ' preparing by Archbishop Cullek , in which * facts and figures' are to satisfy all the world tlat the worst that has been said about the misappropriation of the Patriotic Fund is nothing but the truth , and that the Catholics in both army and navy are treated with every kind of wrong and injustice . The amiable intention of the pious prelate is of course to give a staggering blow to the Indian Relief Fund ; but he is happily behind time , and the public , after subscribing nearly 200 , 000 / ., will not withdraw its confidence in the just intentions of those who have undertaken the responsibility of applying the money to the ends for -which it baa been raised , because mistakes have been made in other cases—or even grave maladministration . The Orange Society , as we said last week , ' won't he quiet . ' It has published a monster address , and baa adjourned tho sittings of the Grand L , odge till the 2 nd of December , when extraordinary measures arc to be determined upon to free the Society from Lord Chancellor Brady's
excruciating ban . One of the arguments uaed in favour of the return of Queen Maria Christina , to Spain by her Camarilla is that her presence would act as a check upon the too notorious immoralities of hor daughter's Court ; and no doubt the whole world "will be of opinion that tho Queen-Mother is of all women the properost to olrect ; a consummation so 4 pyo , u , Uy to , bo wished . J'ox -whatever little objee"tjjpxift tho . wprkl may . have taken to Queen Makia y ^' M ( 3 Xi } Wfit owrityast conduct , it can havo nothing to , ifoy against her on that score from this time
torth . W » ja parliamentary inquiry has set all to rights—or lathco , certain lawyers of Madrid have reported--ujHfti the report of the c Commission of the Constituent Cortes of 1 S 55 charged with the Pnrliamensfiary Inquiry relative 1 o her Person , ' and the resdte Ras been the jwblication of » " vindication * © f her Majest y * * diameter . Ure inquiry originated in a suspicion that her Majesty Bead so far fiwgottea herself as to have defraud « A the Sparffiah . Treasury of large sums of mosusy by drawfrcjg fa&t allowance , as Regent iuax £ guardian of ¥ * cr husband King Ferdinand ' s children , after she-had forfeited the right to do so , by entering into the ' bonds of matrimony' with M , Fernando Munoz ( h « r present husband , the Duke
de Eianzares ) in IS 33 . Her Majesty was known to have had a little family by M . Munoz ; her Majesty regularly continued to draw her salary r which was the least objectionable inference—an illegitimate - connexion , or iraud ? The delicate inquiry lias been conducted with'the most scrupulous delicacy . The Archbishop of Tolkdo has saved the honour of the Queen-Mother of Si > ain—the hateful suspicion of fraud is blown away for ever by the swelling organ-tones of the venerable churchman's voice : he himself had performed the marriage ceremony between her Majesty and the Duke i ) ii Rianzar . es—on the 12 th of October , 1 S-M ! Can c vindication 'be more complete ?
FffliWitEre telegraphic intelligence from the East has been weeived during the present week . It aj , i s some particulars to our knowledge of the fall of Delhi ; , tut emphatically the most important news thus communicated is the fact tliat Luc know has been relieved- This-fact alone would take u weight ofl > the mincf of universal Christendom , wore it not for subsequent intelligence that Ilavelock is in a , critical position at that city . Combining the earlier telegraphic messages from various sources , we arriveat these results : — " Delhi was completely ¦ subjugatedoil ' the , 21 st of September . The enemy have abandoned ' their cauin beyond the Avails . Our toss m killed and -wounded on the 14 th is estimated at nearly 1178 men , and Gl ¦ oliicer . s being-one third of the storming force . The ' subsequent , loss appears to have been slight . General Nicholson died of bis wounds ou the , 21 st .. Mr . ( Jroiithed Commissioner of Delhi , died on tlie 19 th , of cholera ! The old King of Delhi , who is said to be ninety ywiraoi age , surrendered to Captain Ilodson . and . ' his cavalry , about 'fifteen- miles south ' of Delhi . He was accompanied by his chief Avife . Their lives were spared . Two of his sons and a grandson , also captured by Captain llodson about five miles from Delhi , were shot on tlie spot , and their bodies brought to the city and exposed at the police-office . Two movable ' . ' columns . , . were ' despatched from Delhi on the 23 rd , in . pursuit of the enemy , some of whom have gone towards Rohilcuml and Muttra , and some to Oude . By accoxmts from Agra , one of our columns appears' to have reached the' nuigiibourhoq ' il of Allygliur , and the other that of Muttra , On the , 28 t Ji of September . General Wilson has resigned the command from ill health , and is succeeded by General l ' ennv . The official despatches are not yet received , ami information is still Very defective . ' ] General Huvclock , with 2500 men , . crossed the Gauges from Cawnpore on the 19 th of September , drove the insurgents before him , and relieved Luc-know llesideney on the 25 th , just as it was mined and ready to be blown up by its besiegers . On the 26 th , the onomy's entrenchments w ere stormed ; and , on the 2 9 th , a large part of the city was taken . 450 men were killed and wounded . General Neili was killed . " There lias been a slight rising .-of the rebels near Nassick , in tlie Bombay Presidency , in the suppression of which Lieutenant Henry , of the Ahnxederagger Police , was killed . Madras troops defeated the mutineers of the 52 nd near Kamptee on the 25 th , and kille d' 150 . A native of liiccr (?) and a Sepoy , having been convicted of treason , -were blown away from guns at Bombay on the loth of October . Tho central and southern districts of the 'Bombay Presidency are quiet . The same is reported of Guzerat .
" Predatory tribes in the Pvnjab , between Moolfnn and Lahore , have given some tronblc lately , but the disturbance appears to have been suppressed . The Malwa country is in a disturbed state . Bliopawur has been burnt . Dhar , Amjhecrn , andMundesar arc disaffected . Forces are moving towards Mhow . All is quiet in Seinde , but the state of the frontier is not satisfactory . General . Jacob proceeds immediately to that di .- > trii-t . " There has been an outbreak of Cherts in Kandcisli , and a plot has been discovered at 13 ornb > ay . The Deccan aud Southern Mahrntta States n , re all quiet , as also the Kizam ' s country and Madras Presidency . Tho Dinupore mutineers , it is feared , havo ' j ^ ot as far up tlie country as Banda . Nana Sahib is believed to be in that neighlouTbood , exciting the Gwalior mutineers to join them , Tho Madras column , in falling back upon Jublmlpore , liad attacked and defeated the revolted 5 ' 2 nd . Anxiety was felt for the garrison at Saugor , which cum prised a number of women and children . " Later despatches throw a shadow on tho preceding , and leave room for fear that we have yot to encounter many trying circumstances . The first runs thus : — " Calcutta , Oct . 8 , 1857 . " General Outram telcgraplis , on the 2 nd instant , that tho insurgents aro too strong to admit of withdrawal from Luck now . Sick and wounded , women and children , number more than 1000 . Aftor making di * iioeition for tho . safety of tho garrison , General Outram proposes to rctiro to Cuwnporo . lie iuUIh , that two julditionnl brigndort with powcrfif ) field artillery will be _ rcr | uired to withdraw with tho garrison , or reduce , tliecitv-Tho communication between ( Jawnporo and L > ukn «> w is atill inturrupto . d . " Scindia lins brought , the mutineers of tho GwiiHur Contingent under his control , by army ing ngninst tlu-iii his own troops and 10 , 000 thakoor ? , cutting <> U' ( lieir suplilios , &c . Division and dissension cxint union ;; ' tlw inutinecr . M , who have been asked for aid by a Nliuhzii < l ; ib from Delhi on tho one hand , niulnn . enm . Hnry fmiu'tlio Nana on tho other . " The mutincci-H of tho Uanigurh Itattaliou wcro defeated at n place culled ChuUrah , on the 2 nd instant , by a detachment of the 53 rd Q . iieen'H , under Major EnglW 1 , with loss of gunfl , forty-five carte of ammunition , <^ c , Some forty-ilvo of our men were killed and wounded . The foregoing was received at tlie Must Imlia
THE . IIDIAN REVOLT .
¦ ¦ Major Edwards , M . P ., os IxnrAv AF-FAras . —The Beverley constituents of Major Edwards gave a public dinner to that gallant olrlcer on Thursday evening . In addressing the company , the Major said that no doubt we had not done all we might have done for India , and i n particular we had not sufficiently diffused Christianity ; still , -we had done much . The Government had been too . slow ' . in . its movements ' . since' the outbreak of the revolt , and it had not sent ont a sufficient force . The East India Company had committed a great fault in prevent
ing a settlement in India of all Englishmen who were not connected with the Company ; but the Company should he treated with fairness and consideration , though it may he necessary to call on them to lay down the sceptre . "VTith respect to the mutineers , the Major said : —" Let justice , stern justice , be the word , but let there be no blind , indiscriminate vengeance , and let us not disgrace the British name by imitating the miscreants in the slaughter of women and children . " Major Edwards added that lie would support a reform hill , but not if it , attempted to disenfranchise Beverle ^' .
The lath British Minister at Lima . —One of the accomplices in the murder of Mr . Sulivan has been apprehended and placed in safe custody . ' He is an Eqnatorian—Diaz de la Verola—a celebrated robber and assassin , and has been identified by one of Mr . Sulivan ' a servants as the person who was in the passage at the time of the murder . The Peruvian Government express the strongest hopes of securing the rest of the gang . Fire . —The Victoria Hotel , Fleetwood , has been burnt down . The inmates had a very narrow escape of their lives .
A FoitE-STRBET Fortunk . —A correspondent writes to us as follows : ¦— The grave has closed over a millionnaire , and tlie wealth of James Morrison knows him no more . The leading journal devotes upwards of a column in leader type to an article in which the deceased's career is traced from his arrival and first situation in London , touching with a gentle-hand the accident of his marriage , and evidently dwelling- on a more pleasing theme when recounting liis successful speculations and profitable investments . But the writer , perchance carried away by hia mournful enthusiasm , makes no mention of the schools , hospitals , and asylums fostered and maintained by the deceased , or how the silent but more fertilizing stream of his private benevolence carried comfort and consolation to the unfortunate and bereaved , and supplied the wantu of tlie perishing . These are among the actions that mark ' our footsteps on the sand of time ; ' and if hi . s warm partisans cannot point to something more noble and enduring than his wealth , hia epitaph is at once furnished : Ho amassed Four Millions , a » d ~ -dled . ' " The RoYAti Bitrrisu Bank . —A meeting- was lield on "Wednesday evening at the Guildhall Tavern , in purflnance of a circulnr suggesting that tho shareholders should then meet to take into consideration the propriety of subscribing tho Bum nowwrtary to carry out m \ arrangement under which the creditornMuul conw-nted to accept 0 b . 6 d . in tho pound , in addition to 10 s . in the pound accruing- from tlie estate . It was unimimouHly resolved that Mr . Harding , tho official manager , . should communicate with shareholders who had not mibscribed , stating to each tho amount that would probably nocure him a releaso , and urging him to return an answer within seven ( Jays as to his willingncHB to pay that amount ; mul that ! BSr . Kobort Taylor , ( one of the assignees ) , and Messrs . Gillott and Mitchell , two of tliti filiareholdorH , nHBist him in carrying out tho resolution .
Law Amendment Sooikty . —Tho opening meeting o f tho fifteenth uoasion of thia society wot * held on Monday night at tho rooms of tho society , Waterloo-place .
X V the of ( he Act if it had not ¦ ¦ ¦ - : . ; ; ' ¦ ¦ . v - . -: ' ¦ ¦ : ' ¦¦ . ' . - ' ¦ ¦>¦ v > > ' . \ ' 'V -f \ . .. V . . . '¦ ¦ . 108 i- - ¦ ¦ ' ¦¦ _ ^ _ l . _ li . ? __ 'j ; - ^ - PS R- [ No . 399 , N- ovEMBEit 14 , 1857 .
Leader (1850-1860), Nov. 14, 1857, page 1082, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2217/page/2/