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No. 474, April 23, 1859.] THE LEADER. 51...
CANADA. An act has been passed making-it...
AMICltlCA. Tim Niagara arrived at Liverp...
WEST INDIES. IIATt'TI. From Hayti we hav...
SYRIA. Disturbances have occurred in the...
CoNFinMA-'ruoNS Auroad. " —The Bisliop o...
_ Continental Notesfrahce. The Moniteur ...
accepts the principle of disarmament , the details of which she wilUeave to be discussed in the Congress . This moderation on the part of Sardinia , it is feared , will not be of any avail , Meanwhile , according to the advices from Piedmont , the war preparations in that country , as well as in France , require some further weeks of active effort for full completion-. A letter from Turin says :-r- " War seems altogether inevitable to every man in Italy , and I have heard of nothing but volunteers hastening to -Piedmont Eight hundred are gone from the little duchy of Massa-Carrara alone . The very dragoons and sendarmes of Mo dena , who patrol the valley day and night at Aulla , to intercept these volunteers , are not proof against the temptation of running twos and threes
away with them , and desert by , till if the war breaks out , hardly one of them will remain staunch to their colours . At Berceto , the other side of La Cisa , 104 Lombards arrived yesterday 400 Roniaguoli are expected to-day . Ihey have come to Parma from Lombardy and Komagna ; and as the Austrians have drawn a military cordon near Piacenza , so that it is no longer possible to cross that frontier , they travel across the mountains to Berceto and Borgetaro , and hence across the pass of Cento Croci , a mule-path , to Varese and Chiavari , in the Sardinian territory . Amongst the Lombards ¦ w ere two or three Hungarian deserters , who stated that a rumour was spread amongst their brethren in Lombardy that Kossutu is now at Turin , so that the greatest ferment reigns amongst those troops . "
GERMANY . The King of Bavaria left Munich on the 16 th for Darmstadt , to attend , as it is alleged , a meeting of several monarchs of South German States . The Wurienibefgischer Staatsanzeiyer of Sunday publishes an extra sheet , containing a ministerial decree concerning the forced levy of horses for military service . The Frankfort . Journal of the same date states- * hat the Ministers of War of several German States and the Commanders of the Eighth Federal corps d ' armee , were to hold another meeting at Heidelberg . The Ministry of Cassel have resigned .
3 JAPLES . . Advices have also been received from Naples to the 16 th inst . After a terrible attack of his malady the King received the sacrament , and afterwards blessed and bade farewell to his family . Signor Filangieri has been summoned to Caserta . The King ' s disease is said to have been a carbuncle , which has defied the efforts of the best surgeons , and has at length begun to mortify * His death is hourly expected . The Word actually announced that , event this week , and in Home and Turin many people will have it that the King of Naples is dead ; and that the feet is hidden in order to keep off a revolution . The realisation of the Constitution under a new reign appears certain , SPAIN .
ETJSSIA . . The Journal de Constantinople quotes letters from the Danubian Principalities , confirming the report of Russian armaments in Bessarabia . Letters have also been received , tending to confirm previous reports that 100 , 000 Russians are to be assembled in Georgia . . > ROME . The departure of volunteers which has hitherto been inconsiderable , now begins to increase rapidly . 250 young men have left for Piedmont . A riot took place on the 16 th among the students of Bolonga , and the troops were obliged to fire upon them . It is stated that , several persons were wounded . Austria is increasing the garrison of Farrara . Therailway to Civita Vecchia was opened on the 10 th inst . with much ceremony , the Vicario-Gerente to the Cardinal "Vicar officiating on the occasion . There was a grand display of troops , aud the principal authorities attended . Sir Moses Montefiore has not obtained an audience from the Pope- He sent in a formal request for a presentation to Monsignore Paea four days since , without having as yet received an answer . Of course ^ every advantage will be take n of the Holy Week to put off the audience . turkey . Advices have been received from Constantinople to the 13 th inst . The apprehension of war has aroused fears of an insurrection in Turkey . The deliberations of the Divan have lately been addressed to the consideration of the attitude which it should assume , to meet coming emergencies , and Omer Pacha has been summoned . The Greek Government is making a new loan . The concession for the railway from the Bosphprus to Smyrna has been granted to an English company , represented by the editor of the Journal de Constantinople . THE PRINCIPALITIES . Accounts from Bucharest state that the National Assembly , at a recent sitting , had proposed that , in consequence of the financial crisis , payment of all cornrnercial bills of exchange should be postponed for three months . The Government is to bring forward a bill on the subject . A despatch of April 14 th confirms the report of a plot against the life of Colonel Couza . An infernal machine lias been seized . Nine conspirators , all Austrian subjects , have been arrested .
According to a Madrid telegram , the ministers had declared that , should the ' news be confirmed of the capture of u Spanish merchant-ship , the Maria y Jxilia , off the coast of Peru , Spain will act energetically . The senate has held a secret sitting to arrange the preliminaries of the trial of M . ^ Ksteban Collantes . The Chambor of Deputies had nominated a committee to support the accusation against that gentleman , and appointed M . Onlderon Colluntes ( who , though of the same name , is not a relative of the accused ) president . M . Calderon Collantes begged to be excused from serving , on the ground that he is father of the Minister of Foreign Affairs , and might therefore be suspected of prejudice ; but the chamber declined to grant his request . . The JLspana , Leon , and Parhuncnto had been seized .
I'AHMA . The Annonid of Turin publishes an account of the financial improvements effected' by the Duchess Ilegent ofPurma since hor accession to power . Tho budgets of tho current and foui 1 preceding 1 years show tho following rostilts : ~ 1855 . and 18 / 50 , income and oxpbndjturo balanced ; 1857 , a surplus of rovonuo of 8 t , 000 t ' . ; 1858 , surplus ditto of 117 , 000 f . ; 1859 , income , 8 , 05 () , ooof . ; expenditure , 8 , 307 , 000 *' . ; surplus , 292 , OOQf . biuco 1858 tlio land-tax has boon diminishod by 77 , 0001 ' ., nnd < l , 000 , 000 f . of the public dobt paid off , the remaining dobt amounting to ll . OOQ . obof .
At tho sumo time tho salaries of tlio civil and military functionaries have been increased by 10 and 20 per cont . Tho amount cxnomlod in public works during tho lust fivo yours is 3 , 240 , 00 l ) f . Moroovor , the customs tariff has boon revised , transit duties abolished , u now quartor for workmen built at Parma , a aavingH bank established , a bank croalo < 1 , and a snfllciont rosorvo accumulated in the treasury - , all th . 080 improvements having been ofteoted in tlio midst ol difficulties created by tho revolt of 1854 , tljo Bcarity of 1854 , 1 ' 855 , and 1850 , tlio grape blight awing the same years , aud the oliolora of 1855 .
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Canada. An Act Has Been Passed Making-It...
CANADA . An act has been passed making-it penal to carry weapons upon the person in Canada , except by permission , in writing , of two justices of the peace . In the case of the landslip on the Great Western Railway , which resulted in so serious an accident and loss of life , the verdict of the coroner ' s jxiry blames the company for not having supplied a sufficient culvert to carry off the storm water . The Government inspector , in his rexiort , exonerated the company . A letter from Father Chiniquy , a seceder from the Church of Jtome , lias appeared in most of the papers giving details of the violence to which ho was subjected by his co-religionists in Quebec . lie has been distributing the New Testament , and exhorting his French-Canadian fellow-countrymen to read it . A stormy debate has taken place on the alleged circumstance of tho contractor for the Chats Canal getting himself elected to Parliament in order to secure payment from the Government of certain claiins , though the work had failed . The liuynl . assent has boon given to a Forbes Mackenzie Act for Upper Canada ; also to an act empowering municipalities to lend small sums for the purchase of seed in cases of scarcity . Progress is making with the estimates , and an early close to tho session is expected . The'navigation of tho St . Lawrence , and of most of tho minor streams oi Canada , is now opyn . . The gel ting out of timber in tho Ottawa country , winch'lias been extonsivo this year , is now complete , nnd all is ready for rafting -down to tho ports of shipment . Tho maple sugnr ^ linrvest has uoquircd a now importance , from tlio increased duties on inn > ortod sugars .
Amicltlca. Tim Niagara Arrived At Liverp...
AMICltlCA . Tim Niagara arrived at Liverpool on Monday with tho Now Yurie mails of the 5 th inst . The trial of Sickles for tho murder of Key was commenced at Washington on tlio Hh inst . Mr . Sicklus j > leuded " Not Guilty . " Tho llrst clay was devoted to tho task of ompnnnoHing a jury , but tho panel was exhausted before more than live were- sworn . Every person was chnllongotl as to whether ho had formed any prejudice in tho vase , and also as to his property qualificationj anil in many instances parties admitted , that their prejudices wore so strongly la fiyvouv
of the prisoner that they could not render an impartial verdict . These , of course , were set aside . On the second day a new panel of seventy-five , jurymen was exhausted , Only three being qualified , making eight in all . An additional panel was ordered , and . the court adjourned . The election in Connecticut for state officers , members of Congress , and the Legislature , resulted in the complete success of the Republicans . Dispatches had been sent toGeneral Lamar , instructing him to demand from Nicaragua an apology , restitution , and indemnity , on a failure to comply with which he is to ask for his passports . The home squadron was to be strengthened , and the commodore was to act up to the order of General Lamar , Similar instructions had been sent to the Pacific squadron .
The lake and river boats seized by the Nicaragiian . Government were new ones sent but a few months since by the new Yelverton-White Company . They were seized ( on the supposition that the United States sloop of war Decatur , which had . come in . sight , was a vessel loaded with Filibusters ) , in order to keep them safe from the supposed Filibusters . The boats were next day restored ; A fugitive slave case was under investigation in Philadelphia , and the excitement in the court was such as to require the presence of a large police force to maintain order . The Suffolk Flour Mills at Boston , containing about 3 , 000 barrels of flour and a large quantity of grain , had been destroyed by fire . The mills were insured for 50 , 000 dols . The fire was the work of ah . incendiary . , ¦^ Th of
ere are reports serious " crevasses" in the Mississippi river , which were flooding many plantations , and great fears are entertained of a break just above the city of New Orleans : Five hundred men were employed strengthening the levee . The frigate CuraeOa , having on board Lord Lyons , the new British Minister to Washington , arrived at Annapolis , Maryland , on the 7 th inst . A destructive fire has occurred in New Orleans .
The cotton press known as the Lower Levee Press , and about seventy of the adjacent houses , have been burnt down . The Press is said to have contained forty thousand bales of cotton , and ten thousand bales were . destroyed . Another dispatch says that very little of the forty thousand bales was expected to be saved . The sloop Mulhouse sank , and ' she will prove a total loss . A great part of the cargo for the ship Bamberg was also consumed . The loss is estimated atfully one million dollars .
West Indies. Iiatt'ti. From Hayti We Hav...
WEST INDIES . IIATt'TI . From Hayti we have accounts to the 21 st of March . During the carnival , masks of all the ex-royal family were-seen . One who personated Soulouque was stabbed by an Imperialist . The Government fifth of coffee was sold at auction in the city , and not exported , as heretofore . Two merchants were the purchasers , who agreed to remit the price to France in payment of the loan of 800 , 000 f . contracted on the 10 th of January last . President Giffiard , who was more popular than ever , devoted much attention to public education , police , and other reforms . Ex-minister Solomon hud arrived in Jamaica .
Syria. Disturbances Have Occurred In The...
SYRIA . Disturbances have occurred in the Pachalick of Latakieh , a Mussulman riot having broken ou t in the districts of Marquah and Cassal . The Turks are stated to have , burnt down several houses , killed one Christian , and wounded several more . The Christian families , pursued by tho mob , sought refuge under the consular flags . The agents of the Kuropcan Powers were obliged to interfere ^ aiul have dumauded , it is said , the removal of tlio govornorand provincial council of Latakieh .
Confinma-'Ruons Auroad. " —The Bisliop O...
CoNFinMA- 'ruoNS Auroad . " —The Bisliop of London lias niado arrangements for confirmations on the Continent this year . Bishop Sponeor is now on n , confirmation tour in Franco and Belgium . Bishop Trower will if nothing pro vent , hold ooiiflrmatluns in tlio summer at tho following . places , and also , it it be required , in Russia—Amsterdam , Morlin . Dresdon , Hamburg , Hanover , Copenhagen , Christiana , Gotteuburg , and Stockholm . Food Rksouhoks ov Injua .-t-Di ' . J . 1 . Watson , Ruportor on Indian 1 , ' roduets , writes lu ii contemporary : — - "An attempt made last year to grow ' gram — the groat horso-lbod of Northern and ol" Wostom India- — in this country suacaodud in a few eaisos . I nm anxious to have tho experiment repeated' this season on a' more extended scale . A piece of ground , ' well sheltered from north and east winds , will bo required , nnd should any of your country readers feel disposed to give thjis importnn pulso tv trial , 1 shall be . Iwpny < , q send tUQW wm © . "
Leader (1850-1860), April 23, 1859, page 7, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse2.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/cld_23041859/page/7/