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OUTLINES OF THE WEEK. .

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OUTLINES OF THE WEEK. THE war in America appears to have given place in interest to the forthcoming Presidential elec- tion. But a very short time ago it was sup- posed that Abraham Lincoln would be almost unanimously re-elected; a different spirit ap- pears, however, to have taken possession of many people in the North American States. A peace cry has been raised, and M'Clellan, the once- renowned general, is set forward as a candidate. The Chicago Convention have taken the lead, and have, by a large majority, nominated him for the Presidency, and Pendleton, of Ohio, for the Vice- Presidency. These gentlemen are termed Demo- crats, in contra-distinction to Lincoln's party, who are called Republicans. The cry of the former is peace and the Union; that of the latter the Union and the total abolition of slavery. Lincoln's party determine to accept or nothing short of the union of all the States in the form in which they originally existed, and the freedom of every slave throughout that Union, being willing, however, to extend the time for freedom over a certain number of years, whilst the demo- crats, it is believed, would sanction a system of slavery in those states where it at pre- sent exists, and permit the negroes to remain the property of their owners. The Republicans have been startled by this determined opposition to their candidate, and believing that there may be a love of change working in men's minds, and stimulating them to oppose Lincoln solely on these grounds, the leading abolitionists of Boston have petitioned President Lincoln to withdraw his name, and to call a convention to nominate a. fresh re- publican candidate. AFFAIRS in Denmark are anything feat settled. The poor Danes cannot bring themselves to accept cordially the terms proposed by the Germae#, It is said that the Emperor of the French now takes thorough Prussian views on the subject, whilst ru- mours are afloat that Earl Russell has been again addressing the German Powers, insinuating that peace may be restored on easier terms than those suggested by the Austro-Prussian negotia- tors. Meanwhile the Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting their royal relative, Kiiig Christian, and the reception they met with at Elsi- nore was most enthusiastic. The Prince, it is said, pleased every one by his agreeable manners but when the burgomaster made a speech, and glanced at the many misfortunes which had overtaken Denmark since the departure of their beloved Princess, tears fell from many eyes. Another account tells us that when the Princess met her Royal parents the scene was most affecting; that the Royal grandpapa took the infant prince in his arms and caressed it with parental affection, and was scarcely able to withhold the tears of joy. CAPTAIN SEMMES, late of the Alabama, is said to be in command of another Confederate cruiser. A large steamer, pierced for forty guns, and carrying 300 men, put into a Prussian port, and, after provisioning, went out of harbour with Prussian colours, but when at sea she hoisted the Confederate flag. The English Government, how- ever, fearful of getting into another scrape with the Federals, has issued an official order that for the future no ship of war belonging to either of the belligerent Powers of North or South shall be allowed to enter, or to remain, or be in any of her Majesty's ports for the purpose of being dismantled or sold; and her Majesty," the Gazette further states, has been pleased to give directions to the Commissioners of her Majesty's Customs and to the Governors of her Majesty's Colonies and foreign possessions to see that this order is properly carried into effect." We shall, therefore, it is hoped, have no more affairs like the Georgia. MULLEB, the suspected murderer, is now in; safe custody; it would be unwise to say any- thing concerning our belief in his guilt. He will have a fair trial in this country without any necessity for the interference of the German Association in London, who have pro- posed to keep watch over him. This body seem to fear that justice will not be done-a very poor compliment after the knowledge they must have of English law. They proposed to look up an alibi before they know aught else than the fact of the suspicious character of the evidence brought against him. It is only just and right that this horrible deed should be atoned for, public safety demands it, and those who would thwart, the course of justice captiously, be they German or English, have a great deal to answer for. Two murderers paid the last penalty of the law at Leeds last week. This was the first scene of the kind which has taken place at Leeds, as it has only recently become an assize town. We should not revert to the sickening spectacle had we not the pleasure of being able to state that the law was carried out with more decency than is generally witnessed. There was an immense crowd of persons to witness it, estimated at 100,000, but the scaffold was draped, so that only the head and shoulders of each man could be seen by the spectators. Thus the horrid curiosity of the mob was disappointed of seeing the awful struggles and convulsive throes of the poor wretches who were expiating their crimes with their lives. A SINGULARLY break-jaw word is constantly catching our eye in the daily newspapersâit is VBERAFOGAVASANTARAYAN. Perhaps we may hear sadly too much of this word; it is simply a person- age of high authority who is about to appear in southern India, with irresistible hosts at his heels to expel the pale-faced Englishman and all the native tribes who are under British rule, and re- establish Hindooism. It appears that Sir John Lawrence has interfered in the territory of a very wealthy tribe called Talooqdars of Oudh. These are the great proprietors of land in the district, and their proprietary rights were in a formal manner guaranteed to them by Lord Canning only five years ago at Lucknow. When the "proclamation of peace was made, her Majesty, through her minis- ters, declared-" We hold ourselves bound to the natives of our Indian territories by the same obli- gations of duty which bind us to all our other subjects; and these obligations, by the blessing of Almighty God, we shall faithfully and conscien- tiously fulfil." Lord Canning further said to these Indian landlords, "So long as each one of you is a loyal and faithful subject and a just master, his rights and-dignity as a Tolooqdar will be upheld by me and by every representative of your Queen and he promised that no man should disturb them. These Talooqdars rent their lands to inferior tribes, and Sir John Lawrence fancied that the tenants were oppressed; thought they would be better under the British Govern- ment, and, therefore, proposed to the landed pro- prietors that they should make a return of the rents received from their lands, and that these should be put on one general scale of charges. The Talooqdars were indignant* and believed that the English Government were not keeping faith with them; hence the rupture, and hence the rise of the man with the unpronounceable name, who is exciting the native tribes of India with tales of former acts of cruelty committed by the English, and endeavouring to rouse them to a revolt. We trust, however, the storm will be allayed, and that peace may still reign throughout our Indian possessions. --+

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