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   Commonwealth, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1866, London, Middlesex                                THE COMMONWEALTH. Notembeb 17, 1866. TOWN  TALK BiaaaianiTsaftfWeBtmiiiBter.IialJ.Alder. l Gabriel; the new Lord Mayor, was introdneeo' to the Lord Chief BarOn of the Exchequer; - Al though, the ceremony was gone through in the usual - manner, there was an rmuBuallnteresji attached ta it, arising, fwlh th7^;th4't�* fn*fihh[�rBi time that Sir Fitooy Kelly had performed the duty of intimating', in' the uame of the Qneen, hi* satisfaction with the choice Ore citizens had made. S^rjatin.aiiiJfcejamftiJme^WHfflrBi high .and, deeerredeuBgfam on AldermanPiill^a,ihe Jate Lord Mayor;? �6r/oartaiBly; *0 rise tbeSrorda** an1 inscription on a eervioe of plate, which the ward "�Be has; "conferred- an ' nonoar. upon tiie i^^L'^I'l^illmfff!^1;' independent, . and' exemplary ?mMnar,,i� .whioh he \ has die. �hnigedthe;dutieB  of chief magistrate ol, ttevC�tyijO� iondon;" and; judging, from, the speeches: whioh the present Lord Mayor made at ttetanrraet in tbe! evening, there is: every reason-to Believe- that he] too, will be no unworthy representative of the^itizani of London dariuf his year .�r^d&o�w Lord Derby responded to ;tnefeast: of ^E&Msjes^'sJCnisters,"and wnlfch^trained from.indicating the;measures iijwhich, he-noped, to gain the confidence of the country,,he made some remarks wiSi reference to tiie United States;: w&ichwill do something'towards attaining that object, His lordBhip spoke in the meat cordial terms of that: great country, and intimated' that, if theohrilwarhad left anyquestions tendihgto create any tmpleaeantness between.the American' ajid ourselves, the two Governments would; settle them in such - a. manner as to place their relations towardsv each-, other  on a better ; footing. tbsB'they hare ever yet been.   This- was, of ooursa, in allusion to the claims set up- by. the''American Government, arising out of the-damage done to the commerce of the United States by the Alabama; and although Lord Dirbj did not say so, it is a fact that a Royal Commission is'tobe appointed for the purpose, if possible, oL settling those claims.   This commission, it is understood, will be presided over by Mr. Harcourt, an eminent lawyer, whose letters in the Timu � ander the signature of "Bistoricus" attracted so mash attention while.the war was going on in America. The other members of the commission are to be selected on account, not of their politics, but with regard to their eminenoe and still in the profession;, so that if the Government of the "United States is gnid own special department did last antomnin respect to the flowers whioh, after beautifying those public parks and gardens, had to be taken up for tha winter season, by distributing those plants' to working men. Twenty thousand-were so distributed. I- have* had' this year> thepleassrsof following so good an example and- to extend it, for more numerous application* than vsr-have been made, and upwards ot 50,000. plants have been given away, of which no less than 16,000 have gone in the direction of tha .'Victoria and' Greenwich parks.   I cannot help thinking that the working' men will find their best: ideas of beauty-in the study of: those plants.-   It. is- said that that whioh. given the> French, army: a certain, alertness audi vivacity unknown to other European troops is the habit each soldier has in time of' peace of exermsmghv faculties and using his hands in other occupations than those-of war J emd so I cannot doubt that the individuals who oompose the vast army of British, workmen most eaoh: in his own. trada benefit by exercising his brain and using hia fingexB in hours of idleness or rest in snoh ways and works as are here displayed before us, in which for tiie first time provincial as well as-metropoiitan workmen have contri-" bated, and in winch some of the moat- meritorious objects have* coma from soma of the provincial towns. I would also rank very highly the interest this, exhibition has gjven to the eojial circle.  Apart from and above considerations of gain to the oanse of British art and the improvement of individdal skill we may reflect with thankfulness and satisfaction on the increased zsst whioh exhibitions- of this kind give to the domestic hearth and family circle* Picture to yourselves in the long winter nights the father, the husband, brother; or son, cheerily at work upon his labour of love with his children, wife, sister, or parents, fondly and proudly watching over ika growth, -and thinking of- the place it shall till in soma noble hall like this. _ Nor does the interest stop there. Mark howthe little artiole proves a unit in the great whole which tens and hundreds of thousands- have crowded to see-curious, interested, admiring; and see also how tiie charms of music and the knowledge to be acquired from leotures and other means of instruction have sprung around these products of working men's ingenuity and labour.   See, too, how this working men's exhibition has interested and delighted men and women of all olaases, has become one tie the more between the various branches or grades of our metropolitan community.   I see in it one l naj.t^tl,n �Vilitnnri of imprisonment fer debt, the amendment of the laws on the detention ef prisoners while under accusation, the extradition laws, and the removal of the restrio-Ltionaomthe.manufacture of articles of gold andisuver. , His Maje^yjillo announced the oorolnsicm of a treaty of amity with Japan. In reference to the raoent rifle meeting at Brussels; he said:-" TheTirNational has furnished tiie Belgian militia with an, opportunity of fraternising with-the militia of neighbouring countries. Belgium will be happy to see renewed on her soil those peaceful contests, in whioh axe engendered relations of mutual friendfhip-and esteem, which the future can butextend and fortify." His Majesty concluded his speech as follows:-"To accomplish tiie tasks ef Government Ineed thei loyal concurrence of theChamber. May all hearts, at the commencement ef this new reign, remain united in tiie love cf our country and its institutions.'' FBANCK. Paris, Nov. 13. H� examination by the juga d'instraation of the students who were arrested onr Wednesday last is con. eluded. The oharge established against them ia net that of holding-an illegal meeting, but of belonging to a secret society. SEBI0173JOUXEBEAK OF YELLOW FEVER. ffourHAjiPTON, Nov. 12. The Boyal' Mail steamship Atrnto, from the West Indies, has arrived- at her anchorage off Netioy. Hospital- The ship and passengers have b�en~ placed in quarantine by Dr.Weblin,the medical aupermtendant of this port. Yellow fever having broke out on board just before leaving; St Thomas, tha base waa sent ashore to the hospital there. Sinoe Bailing from Si. Thomas there: have been 35 oases* as average of three oases daily; of this.numher 14 have proved fatal, tha last seizure whion occurred on Sunday being the captain's servant.  . A steam tender has been tent down to tho Atrato with instructions for the mails, ship's papers, and dispatches to be thoroughly fumigated before, they arc allowed'to be hrought ashore. It ia expected that tie ship and passengers will be kept in quarantine for dx days, but that will depend npon tha � fastrnciioas whioh Dr. Weblin may receive from late oonnoil ia Londcml A telegram from Southampton states that the Atrsto brings 60 passengers. The deaths, have all been amongst the oraw. The mails have been fumigated, and were despatched to Lcndo>*. by special train. BtTSSIAN POLAND. ST. PETEESBTTBa^ IT07. 3L _ An imperial decree has been issued to-day, remitting the exceptional imposts, taxes, and monopolies in force in 450 towns in Bosnian Poland, and which had been established on the basis of ancient feudal laws to the profit either of the Government or of the- individual proprietors on whose lands ihosa towna were built. These rights are relinquished by the State withon: indemnity; the v.vioas landowners, however, will receive compensation for thaloas of their privileges. It is computed that more than 400,000 oitizens and peaaanbs, the latter having their Tendance within the district of the towns referred to, will thus became proprietors of their estates in consideration of the payment of the necessary indemnities. MS. GLADSTONE'S INTERVIEW. WITH THE POPE. The Corriere Italiano profeeseB to have received from a person worthy of credit the following account of the interview between Pius IX and Mr. Gladstone: Mr. Gladstone found the Pops as calm as possible. Politics were not mentioned until the end of the conversation, and it waa Mr. Gladstone who took the initiative.   The Pope oomplaiced of the Austrian Government, while folly admitting that events in Germany had put it out of the power of that Government to defend the Holy See, and almost justified its conduct Mr. Gladstone congratulated the Pope os the arrival at Borne of the Antibes Legion.  On this the Pope said: "Terrestrial legions hare t're defect of often failing of the end they desire tu attain.  Moreover, what matters it to me what shall happen ?   Best assured that when the French are gone I shall not be less protected, eeeing that the legions whioh defend the Churoh never fall." In saying that, the Pope raised his eyes to Heaven.  Mr. Gladstone wished to speak of Italy, and he asked what truth there micht be in the preliminaries of negotiations with the Government of Florence mentioned in the journals. This is the Pope's reply: "I do not read tho journals; I know nothing in that respect; I am ignorant of everything. All I know is that in dying I shall not leave entire to my successor the sacred and inviolable inheritance of St. Pe'er." The conversation on Italy having ceased, the Churoh in Ireland was spoken of, and the Pope warmly commended to Mr. Gladstone his well-beloved flock. Then smiling, he added: " If one of these days I Bhould have ta leave Rome, although Irelandia far from the centre of Christianity, I should not object perhaps, to choose it for my domicile. Malta, a place almost entirely mercantile, now that the revolutionaries accuse my poor priests of simony, would not have my sympathies." Be said, in conclusion, that he would go where Providence-mighty and never failing to judge men who are sot eternal-should wish. In saying these words the Pope seemed much moved. The following prayer is now being used at Borne, the Pope having acrorded to those who use it a hundred days' indulgence :- PRAYBB fob THE PRESENT  CAtAMTTIBS op THB CBUBCH. Sweetest Jesus, our Divine Master, who ever baffiast the perverse machinations of the Pharisees, who lead ns into snares, bring to nought the counsels of the impious, and of all those who, abasing human weakness seek with their false arguments to ensnare Thy people-enlighten Thy disciples with the light of Thy grace, in order that they may not be corrupted by the cunning of those wise men according to the present generation, who spread everywhere their pernicious sophistries in order that we may fall into their errors. Grant us the light of faith, that we may recognise the snares of impious men, that we may remain firm believers in the dogmas of tha Church, �id may ever reject the falsehoods of the deceivers. MABBIAGE OF THE CZ IBS WITCH, st. pETEBSBtTBG, Nov. 9. The marriage of the Czuoxitch with the Princess Dagmar of Denmark wa� oelebrated to-day at noon. The event was announced by salvos of artillery. After the wedding festivities the Prince of Wales and the CroiruPrinoa of Denmark will pay s visit ta Moscow. St. Peteesbtjkq. Nov. 9, Evening. In consequence of the marriage of the Czarevitch, the Emperor of Bussia ho3 issued a manifesto commuting the sentences of tbe prisoners in all parts of the empire excepting Poland and Finland, and remitting tho payment of all arretrs ef taxes. General Count Berg has been appointed FiAd AMEBIC i. New Yobs, Nov. 3. Governor Swann has removed tbe Baltimore police commieBieners. He states is his decision that if tha rolaiers should be. induced by partisanship to oommii acts of violence they mast take the consequences. Freth commissioners have been appointed and anew police force organised. The old police commissioners intend to resist the demand of the new commissioners for the station houses.   Considerable ill feeling prevails among the citizens of opposing politics. Several personal encounters have occurred. General Grant visited Baltimore on Thursday, where an additional foroe of regular troop9 had been sent. Tbe Governor of Georgia in his message to the legislature opposed the constitutional amendment. The Boston Espnbiioans have nominated two negroes as candidates for the legislature. The Utrald says that President Johnson, in his message to Congress, will fatonr je cs at home and abroad, and the same paper also says that the President has approved General Sheridan's late order regarding Mexico. The Conniotiout demooraoy have urged the Government to demand the re'.case of the Fenians in Canada. The Fenians trials have been further postponed until to-day. Advioes received here from Mazatlan, October -3, state that the Liberala-bad-captured andjehot 20 Imperialists, including *wo goaerals. The "OaVto Labour," written for the opening osremony by Mr. John Plummer, with the music, oom-- by Dr. Wm. Spark, tha organist of the Town- House Sot on �tre by Hatn.-During tha heavy rain an Monday evening, at the bleach mill belonging to Mr. Pickering, near Loughtan, an outhouse with its contents, a cart, ploughs, &a, were nearly all destroyed by the rain communicating with some unslaked hme ooatamsd in tha braiding, which soon ignited, and the fire had randfl oensidnraBW progroaa before it ocmla be overcome. Government Emigration.-The Government emigrant-ship Ernestine, L04S tons, belonging to Messrs. Honlder Brothers, London, Mr. Bobert B. S terry, master, which sailed from Plymouth on the 8th of May. arrived at Adelaide, South \nntralia. on the 4th ot Se$tsmber last, with 369 Government emigrants, comprising 95 married, people, 145 single men, 70 single worsen, 28 hoys, 18 girls, and IS infantB, under the oare of Mr. Ambrose Nswbold, MJD_ surgeon superintendent, .agisted by Mies Selina Walfotd, i mafaoa, and Mr. Jamas C. Tirisooii, snhoolmsvitw. THE ARREST OF STUDENTS IN PARIS. The Paris correspondent of the IndZpmdance says �--There are so-many reports iu circulation about the students who have been arrested that I a ball a!>�taffl from repeating them. I will only say that if some of those who ware at first arrested have bean set at liberty, a larger number has been arrested within tia last two days amongst various classes in the same part of the city. Amongst the students arrested the following names are mentioned: Jeanesse, whose father is a magistrate ; Levrault, whose father was ambassador in Naples in 1843; and LavaUee, son of a rich merchant of Bordeaux. It is said that in consequence of information coming from abroad the pohce are on the trace ot a society whioh is connected witn the Working Men's Association of Geneva. Bat this is very unlikely, and we most wait for time to thro' mora light on an affair which has probably more of ohilriiBhnejm than oulpabiUty about it. DESERTERS FROM TBE Bt&dN LXQION. It may be remembered that a decided denial *u officially given to the intelligence published by tha Opinion, Nationals in a letter from Viterbo oonceraisg the foreign, legion. ThoTouIonnais now contain)  communication from Marseilles, thss conceived r- affair of the soldiers of the legion of Antibes has greater gravity Than the journals of Paris attribute to it-These men not only would not reoogniaethe papal MS and displayed that of France, bnt they considered is en insult to become the Boldiarsof the Pope. Some -have deeertedand crossed the frontier into Italy, others havo mutinied and demanded to be sent hacs to France. Two hundred and sixty soldiers and non-commissioned ofiloers of this select corps arrived � Marseilles on thft morning of the 8th. As soonas they disembarked they were conducted to Fort St. Nicholas, where they await the orders of the Minister of War, to. whose jurisdiction, however, they use oeaaed to be subject A letter fromViterbo, in the Journal 
                            

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