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PUBLIC FEELING IN DENMARK. The Faderlandet announces that the conclusion of the northern alliance may be regarded as certain, and although the treaty is not yet either notified or rati- fied, this will be done very shortly. The cause of delay is not any divergence of opinion, but solely the respect due to the Western Powers, one of which, France as we are informed, has replied in a very courteous and encouraging manner to the communi- cations addressed to her on the part of Denmark. At the festival dinner which took place at Gluck- stadt, Prince Christian, in proposing the health of the- King, spoke of the. political situation of the country. I believe," said he, I may declare that every one is, like myself, prepared to offer his blood and his life for the honour, the independence, and the rights of Denmark." The King replied that the words of the Prince, proceeding from the heart, would everywhere find an echo; that he desired peace, but if it could not be maintained he would find support in the fidelity of his people. The King concluded with a toast to the country. ♦- At the Selkirk Registration Court last week Sheriff Dundas gave judgment on the claims of the Free Kirk ministers to vote in respect of their manses. He repelled the objections and retained their names. The steam rams built by Messrs. Laird were seized by the Liverpool Customs authorities on Friday. A Modern Auto-da-Fe.—A correspondent of the Independance Belge, writing from Rome on the 29th September, says Last week the Pope went to the Quirinal, and had a number of books, which he set fire to, brought into the garden. When they began to burn he said, While the flames of hell are blazing let us take an ice;' and refreshments were served in front of the auto-da-fe. I cannot say for certain that M. Renan's book was there, but it is probable. For- merly condemned books were burnt by the hands of the hangman; now the Pope is himself the executioner." "No Cards.The "no card" seems to flolirish., One might almost imagine that the addition of those little words now cease to be necessary, as no one could over expect to receive such unfashionable things as wedding-cards; but that the public does not think so is very evident from the fact of last Saturday's Times. containing nineteen announcements of marriages with the "no cards" appended to each. Funeral invita- tions seem equally to be things of days gone by, for "Friends will please accept this notice" is supposed to serve the separate note each friend of the deceased expected to receive, requesting his or her attendance at the funeral. Her Majesty and the Poetical Drummer.— John Arthur Elliott, a drummer in the 2nd Battalion of Coldstream Guards, lately stationed at Windsor, having published several of his poetical effusions, such- as the "Death of Field-Marshal Lord Clyde," "A Welcome to our Queen on her Majesty's Return from Germany," &c., copies were sent to the Queen, and her Majesty has been pleased to acknowledge the re- ceipt of the same by the following reply to the drummer through Sir Charles Phipps:—" Buckingham* Palace, September 25, 1863.—Sir Charles Phipps has been commanded to inform Drummer John Arthur Elliott that her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to receive, the verses inclosed in his letters of the 1st and 15th inst., and to direct the inclosed post-office order for < £ 1 to be sent to him." Elliott was well known and much. respected in Windsor, and, being intimately connected with St. Mark's School, was, just previous to his leaving Windsor, presented by the Rev. S. Hawtrey with a splendid writing-desk and a, set of quadrilles for his gratuitous services in instructing the baud of that school. Duty off Tea.—Full benefit obtained by purchasing Horni- man's Tea in Packets: very choice, 3s. 4ci.&is, "High Standard," 4s. id. (forlmrlv 48. Sd.) is the best imported. 2,280 Agents.