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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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FOREIGN AND COLONIAL. },

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A NEW TRADE BETWEEN AMERICA…

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RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND ENGLAND.

MR. FORSTER, M.P., AT BRADFORD.

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THE VILLA FABNESINA ART TREASURES.— The news that the Spanish proprietor of the Villa xarnesina has felt it his duty to shut out the public in future from a view of his art treasures has created at once surprise and regret. The reason given is that T'K W(-r^8 now executed in connection with the liber improvement scheme have endangered the sta- bility of the building and that of the walls which bear the priceless frescoes of Raphael. While the palace, with its contents, is familiar to all students of art, the manner in which the property passed into the hands of the present holder does not seem to be gene- rally known. The facts are simply these. The origi- nal owner was the ex-King of Naples, and the present proprietor is a gentleman who happened to be Minister of Spain to the Court of Francis II. at the Lj|me of the Sicilian revolution, and who accom- panied the King to Gaeta. On the approach of the Italian troops to Rome his Majesty, being afraid of ihe confiscation of his property, made it over for- mally to his friend the Minister. Presently, on find- ing that Victor Emmanuel was not going to annex his private estates, the ex-King was anxious to recover oessession. The Spanish gentleman, however, pre- ferred to hold to his bargain, asserting teat the trans- .er was a real, and not merely & pro Jormd one. WORNIMAN'S TEA, guaranteed Pure. HOMOUB'S TEA, best value for money, H,P"DUWN TIA. tola only is Packet*

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WILLS AND BEQUESTS.

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