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LONDON CORRESPONDENCE.

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SOMETHING LIKE A FOSSIL.

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MILITARY DIVORCE CASE.

THE GREAT FIRE AT BRUGES.

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THE NEW POPE. .

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THE NEW POPE. Without waiting for Cardinal McOloskey the OOn" slave has rapidly fixed on Cardinal Pecci as the nOW Pope. He was proclaimed from the balcony of St. Peter's, by the name, style, and title of Leo XIII. Cardinal Joachim Pecci was born at Carpiiieto of Amagni, on the 2nd of March, 1810, and not onl1 as pamerlengo of the Roman Catholic Church, but for intellectual force, for sagacity, for integrity, and for services in which all these qualities have been conspicuous, is entitled to great respect. Be ia at once loved and feared. Tall stature, and lean as a hermit, he is remark* able for the contour of his head, which is fine, and for the decision of his features, which are rather Jugular. He has a deep, musical voice, which j8 highly effective when lie delivers a discourse. He i0 sinaplicity and even austerity itself in private life, but is dignified and even majestic in his cardinal's robes, and seems on public occasions to he deeply pene- trated with the sanctity of his office. When delegate at Benevento. he swept brigandage from the province; and when at Spoleto and .1' Perugia, he showed equal repressive enargy, inso- much that in the latter city it happened one day that the prisons remained empty from the sheer absence of crime. Gregory XVI. rewarded his maoy Bervices by making him Archbishop of Damiata i° 1843, and sent him as Nuncio to Brussels, where h? won the respect and admiration of King Leopold II; After three years in that nunciature the same Pontiff Preconised him Archbishop of Perugia. The l*'? Pope created him'Cardinal in the Consistory ° the 19th December, 1853, with the title of San Crisogono. Cardinal Pecci always showed to advan- tage in critical moments, when sagacity and firmness were needed. To his learning and forethought the Church owes the Academy of Saint Thomas, a foundation for the discipline of priests. Of this institution he has been' the assiduous president. In addition to his scholarly and theological attainments, he has considerable merits as a poet. He was made Camerlengo in September last, and in the appoint- ment every one acknowledged the sound judgment of Pio Nono.

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THE EASTERN QUESTION. |I

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'''"JS PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE.

A MODERN MIRACLE. I

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