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GENERAL SUMMARY.

London, May 28. TlieAustralian March Mails weredelivered in London on the 14th and 17th May. The Queen continues in good health. Her Majesty held a second court at Buckingham Palace, on the 11th of May. It is reported that, owing to complications arising from the Danish war, unpleasant dissensions have occurred in the Royal circle. The Prince and Princess of Wales are acquiring great popularity. Hints are given that it is probable Her Majesty may withdraw entirely into private life. The London Conference on the Dano-Ger-manic question resulted in a suspension of hostilities for one month from 12th May. During the truce no contributions of war are to be livied in Jutland, or elsewhere. All articles taken to be paid for. The allied powers have now possession of SchleswigHolstein and Jutland. Popular feeling in England is strongly in favour of the Danes. It is said Lord Palmerston is anxious to send a British fleet to the Baltic, and that, if overruled, he will resign, or advise Her Majesty to dissolve Parliament. Mr Gladstone made a remarkable public speech, advocating an extension of the suffrage to the working classes, and that the qualification of borough voters should be reduced from £10 to £6. The movement of the Austrian fleet is so suspicious that the English Channel fleet has been ordered to the Downs to be in readiness. The French fleet is expeeted to join. In the House of Lords, Earl Russell, in reply to Earl Derby, on a Danish question,

sail! that in emoring Srhloswip; at a timo when Denmark was ready to concede their demand.;, Austria and Prussia, had commenced a most unjustifiable war. Lord Wodehou.-;c has stated that the Government contemplate shifting the seat of Government from Calcutta. Simla is thought to be the contemplated capital. j The Punishment for l\ape Bill has been j read a third t time, giving judges a discretionary power to inflict flogging. ! In the discussion on the New Zealand Conj fiseation /Vet, Mr Cardwell stated that a bill \ would lie immediately introduced in the New j Zealand Assembly to abrogate the powers i conferred by the present acts. I j The working men of Liverpool and Lon- i ; don intend to raise a subscription to purchase j I the screw steam yacht for Garibaldi. ! ! The Duke of Sutherland has hcon/tUcd at ; Naples, as a return for his hospitality to Garibaldi in London. j j The value of cotton imports into Liverpool ! , within ten days in April was nearly £6,000,000 j sterling. ] The distress amongst the cotton operatives i i.s happily greatly diminished. The steam rams built on tho Mersey have boon purchased by Government. j Several clei'ks holding high positions in j the War office have been summarily dismissed for gambling — some after twentyeight years' service. The Irish exodus continues. Many agricultural districts are depopulated. A fearful famine now exists in the Cape de Verde Islands. It is said, should relief not speedily come, two-thirds of the inhabitants must die. An earthquake occurred at Quebec on the 20th Api'il. Houses were violently shaken. Two slight shocks of an earthquake were felt in tho county of Sussex. The Dublin Exhibition opened yesterday with great success. The Pope's health is reported as critical. The Great Eastern has been purchased by the French Government, for £'250,000; but she will complete her engagements to submerge the Atlantic cable. Telegraphic communication is completed between London and Siberia ; distance 4039 miles. The Derby stakes, of the net value of £'6G75, were won by Blair Athol ; General Peel second, Scottish Chief third- Thirty horses ran. Distance, one mile and a half. Time, 2 min. 43J sec. Newmarket 2wOO guinea stakes — General Peel first, Paris second. 1000 guineas stakes, Tomato first, Breeze second. Obituary. — Marshal Pelissier, General Tulloch, Major-General Lake, Meyerbeer, the composer; Countess of Falmouth, Major Brabazon, Liout.-Gen. Geddes, Mr. Orme, C.8. ; Mr. Kirkshaw, M. P. ; Captain Gordon, Vicc-Adinh'al Pridham, Ilev. Canon Hensman, Mr. Frank Smedley, Messrs. Pitman, Heneage, and Archdall.

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GENERAL SUMMARY., Wellington Independent, Volume XIX, Issue 2094, 30 July 1864

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GENERAL SUMMARY. Wellington Independent, Volume XIX, Issue 2094, 30 July 1864

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