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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT, !

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--_.._---_---_-THE REV. NEWMAN…

THE LATE AZIZ PASHA.

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MR. GLADSTONE AT HOME.

A BISHOP ON BISHOPS.

THE FEAR OF TORPEDOES.

The POSSESSION of CONSTANTINOPLE.

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The POSSESSION of CONSTANTINOPLE. The fate of Constantinople is possibly less immi- nently threatened at this moment than at any earlier stage of the war since the Russian forces crossed the Danube but the balance of fortune hangs so doubt- fully that any hour may revive the keenest interest in the question of its ultimate destiny. Should the armies of the Czar surmount their present difficulties, and be seen once more in full march towards Adrianople, the question whether his Majesty is to be allowed to realise Catharine's sarcastic taunt to the British Ambassador Perhaps your Royal master will permit me to retire to Constan- tinople," will again become the moving speculation of the hour. In view of this contingency it is satisfac- tory to note that the latest series of despatches on the Eastern trouble, which was issued from the Foreign Office on Saturday, shows Lord Derby to have profited by every opportunity to insist upon the impossibility of England's tolerating a result of the war so pleasantly accordant with the most ambitious dreams of Russian rulers. In a dispatch to Sir Augustus Paget, on the 18th of April, the Foreign Secretary recounts an inter- view of that date with M. Martino, the Italian Charge d'Affaires in London Amongst other matters, "I observed," says Lord Derby, "that the interests of this country would not allow us to see Constantinople fall into the possession of Russia and he adds M. Martino replied that such an event would be equally prejudicial to Italy." On the 18th of May Lord Derby took occasion to tell the Russian Chargd d'Affaires, who called upon his lordship by request and in the absence of Count Schouvaloff, "that the prospect or possibility of an advance upon Constanti- nople would cause excitement and apprehension here which it would be in the interest both of this Govern- ment and his own to allay and urged that Prince Gortschakoff should give assurances to remove these probable effects. Since these dates, as we know already, the opinions of the Foreign Office have been even more distinctly declared, and such assurances as Russia has to give have been given, The fact that those assurances wore ambiguous far as Constan- tinople is concerned renders it of greater interest that the declarations of Lord Derby have been unchange- able in significance; and it is of much importance that Italy is committed to the same view, whether we have regard to the supposed covert understanding between Rome and St. Petersburg, or to the futuro employment of the Italian fleEt.-Glube.

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THE "HEAT" OF DEBATE.

DISTRESS IN RUSSIA.

THE LATE MR. WARD HUNT.

A MILITARY GLUTTON.

THE RUSSIAN RETREAT FROM PLEVNA.

SELECTED ANECDOTES.

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