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Bombardment of the City of Mexico.—-The* New Orleans Picayune has advices from Mexico city to the 18th of January, announcing the bombardment of .the capital by opponents of Comonfort, and a desperate conflict which continued for several days, resulting in the loss of over 100 lives, and the wounding of a large number more. The men who were in possession of ythe cit-ldel and convents of San Domingo and San Augustine were the partisans of Santa, Anna,.whose recall to the Presidency was loudly demanded. On the 17th a truce for 24 hours between the opposing parties was agreed to. At the last moment intelligence was received that the coalition were marching on the city, and that civil war had fairly begun. The nobility of the Government of Moscow and Cherkow have made known :that they are ready to realise the intentions of the Emperor as regards the emancipation ofthe peasants. The, Russian railways are making favorable progress. A despatch from St. Petersburg of the 4th of January announced that, after severe combats, which lasted from, the 7th to the 14th. of December, Schamyi had been obliged to consent that all the population ofthe Great Tchetchna shall make their submission to Russia. A grand banquet-was given to; Or. Livingston on the 13th February by the members and friends of the Geographical Society. It was very distinguished !m various departments of science^ Sir Roderick Murchison appropriately, occupied the chair. A suggestion has been made to the commissioners to admit sculpture into 'the parks by gift, as picturesare accepted for the public galleries. The new Westminster Bridge, which rapidly approaches completion, will consist of seven noble elliptical iron arches, which, in combination, will give a total span of 748 feet, of clear water way. In addition to this, there are three land arches on the Surrey side of the, river 0f.19 feet span each, constructed of brick set in hydraulic cement, and faced With Bramley-fall stone bedded in the same material. Mr. Henry Rogers, the well-known author of the " Eclipse of Faith," has become Principal of Lancashire Independant College,.j*. post vacant by the resignation of Dr. Vaughan. }f :> On dit in Liverpool that the Russian Government have purchased the Adriatic, the latest built and largest of the Collins line of mail steamers. The purchase money is variously stated to be from £150,000 to Every.Little Helps.—Carlyle says—"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is ono rascal less in the world." How does a pitcher of water differ from a man throwing his wife over a bridge ? One is water in the pitcher, the other is pitcher in .the water. In France snails are said to be eaten to the value of one million of francs, or ,£40,000 in the year. An entire Chinese regiment,for having abandoned an untenable fort, has been sentenced to wear women's clothes for five years. ' Let the toast be—dear woman J' as the r.unjry husband said to his wife, who was in a hurry to clear off the breakfast table. ■ It was the saying of Sir Robert peed—" t never" knew a man to escape failure, in either body or mind, who worked seven days in the week.''

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MEXICO., The Colonist, Issue 61, 21 May 1858

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MEXICO. The Colonist, Issue 61, 21 May 1858

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