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PASSING EVENTS. .0 THE complete returns of the Presidential election show that Grant has secured 25 States, giving 206 electoral votes, and Seymour nine States, giving 88 votes. A DREADFUL accident occurred on Thursday night on the Great Western Railway. The mail train from Mil- ford to Paddington, due at Newnham at 10.25 p.m., ran into a cattle train, and several persons were killed and wounded. IN Saturday's sittipg of the Chamber of Deputies at the Hague the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the Government had neither contracted, nor desired to contract, any special engagements with any of the neighbouring Powers, and that it had received no invitation to do so from any smarter. ACCORDING to the latest aoocunt3 from Brazil by the mail, the fall of Assumption was imminent. The Brazilian vanguard was in sigtii; of Villeta, and gun- boats were reconnoitring the place under a heavy Are. THE French Chambers, which were to have met about the 15th of next month, will not be opened, it is be- lieved, until the 5th of January, as several of the ministers have announced that the budgets of their de- partments cannot begot ready before Jthe latter date. The session will be but short, as the general elections are to take place in the course of the month of May. I INTELLIGENCE has been received at Lisbon, from Mozambique, of the total defeat of a Portuguese expedi- tion of 600 men, which had been sent into the interior of the province of Qullimane, against a black chief named Bouga, The expedition appears to have been surprised, and only 47 men and eight officers escaped. ADVICES from New Zealand state that the insurrection of the Maories had Hot been subdued. The British forces are considered to be wanting ia proper organisa- tion to repress the revolt. A TELEGRAM from New York states that the city of Jeremie, in Hayti, has been bombarded for three days, I by Salnave's orders, and totally destroyed. The pro- tests of the foreign consuls were disregarded, and all delay, even that for the removal of non-combatants, was refused and many were killed and wounded, in- cluding numbers of women. A FIGHT has occurred near Pumas, in Cuba. The in- surgents were routed. Accounts representing the insur- rection as formidable have been published, but are grossly exaggerated. The disturbances were of a purely local character, and the number of the insurgents less than 230. FROM America we have news of disturbances in New Orleans, resulting in the death of three negroes and one white person. Disturbances are also reported in Arkansas. THE Gaulois announces, although in a somewhat roundabout manner, that the Empress of the French is enceinte-for the first time since 18-56. t ISABELLA, the ex-Queen of Spain, arrived in Paris from Pau at midnight on Friday. TELEGRAMS from Spain state that General Prim has been confirmed in his rank as commander-in-chief of the army, and that he has issued a circular prohibiting,the soldiers from taking part, whether individually or col. lectively, in political movements. A MOVEMENT is on foet in Paris for the erection of a monument in the cemetery of Montmarte to M. Baadin, a member of the French Chamber, who was shot during the Coup d'Etat in 1851. It is now announced that several French newspapers, including the Avenir National, have been seized for publishing lists of sub- scriptions for this purpose in their columns. The Government considers that the publication of these lists is an attempt to disturb the public peace. IT is announced from St. Petersburg that the well- known paper the Invalide Russe, the organ of the Minister of War, will ceasi, to appear at the end of the present year. MONDAY being the twenty-seventh birthday ef the Prince of Wales, a serenade was performed, by her Majesty's command, under the windows of the apart- ments occupied by the Prince and Princess at Windsor. LORD MAYOR'S DAY in London was marked by a revival in the show of the old ceremonial splendours, and a repetition at the banquet of the customary civic feasting. Among the guests at Guildhall were, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, Mr. Disraeli, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Stanley, the Duke of Bucking- ham, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Home Secretary, one or two minor members of the Govern- ment, most of the judges, the American Minister, and a host of civic dignitaries. A TERRIBLE explosion, by which six men were more or lesstfnjiired, took place an Sunday, at the Rochdale Gasworks. Hopes are entertained of the recovery of all the sufferers. THE Commissioners appointed by the Government to inquire into the circumstances attending the failure of the Bank of Bombay met on Monday at the India- office. Sir H. Jackson presided. The examination of Mr. E. D. Birch, who was for some time president of the bank, occupied the sitting. AT the Council held at Windsor on Saturday last her Majesty was graciously pleased to create the-Earl of Mayo Governor-General of India, an Extra-Knight of St. Patrick. Lord Mayo will be the first Irish Earl and the first Knight of St, Patrick who has landed in India as Governor-General since the Earl of Mornington. THE Smithfield Club Cattle Show is to commence at the Agricultural-hall, Islington, on Monday, December 7, and will continue open during the four following days. The Earl of Hardwieke is the president for the year, and amongst the prominent members of the club are the Dukes of Marlborough and Richmond, Earls Leicester, Powis, and Spencer, Viscount Bridport, and Lords Berners, Tredegar, and Walsingham. The aggregate amount of the prizes is 22,300. HER MAJESTY will remain for about a fortnight at Windsor Castle, and will then, it is expected, leave for Osborne, in order to spend Christmas in the Isle of Wight. Throughout her Majesty's journey from Scot- land the weather was fine, but cold. About Carlisle there was a great quantity of snow upon the hills, and also in Scotland. HER MAJESTY the Queen has forwarded the sum of iClOO towards the improvement of the river Cam for the University boat-racing and sanitary purposes. THE Secretary of State for India gave a farewell breakfast on Friday to the Earl of Mayo, at the India- office, previous to his lordship's departure for Calcutta, to enter upon the duties of Governor-General. ON Thursday, in obedience to the commands of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the Registrar- General attended at Marlborough-house to witness the civil registration of the birth of the infant princess. The registration was effected by Mr. Kilner, the super- intendent registrar of the Strand district, and Mr. Leonard, registrar of births and deaths, the Prince of Wales signing the register as informant. TUESDAY'S Gazette contains the official announcement of Colonel Taylor's appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; and of the granting of baro- netages to Mr. Charles Mills, late a member of the Indian Council, and to Mr, B. B. Harvey, M,P. for Bucks, in the expiring Parliament. THE name of Lieut. Prince Arthur, K.G., has been struck off the roll of officers of Royal Engineers at head- quarters, Chatham, on his being transferred to the corps of Royal Artillery. His Royal Highness has been entertained at a farewell dinner by the officers of the Reyal Engineers, at Brompton Barracks, previously to his formally quitting the Royal Engineer establishment. THE report that the Princess of Wales, the Queen of Prussia, and the Empress of Austria will be among the distinguished guests at Compiegne this season is contra dieted on what seems to be semi-official authority. The present political state of Europe, it is alleged, prevents the visit. THE Crown Prince of Prussia, accompanied by Prin- cess Charlotte, his eldest daughter, arrived in London on Saturday morning. Their Royal Highnesses at onse pro- ceeded to Windsor Castle, where the Crown Princess had already arrived, on a visit to her Majesty. THE Galatea, 26, Captain his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, left Plymouth Sound on Saturday for Madeira, Cape of Good Hope, East Indies, &c. HER Majesty's ship Rattler, Commander Stephenson, has been totally lost on the north coast of Yesso (Japan) The officers and crew were saved. THE Prince of Wales presided on Wednesday at a meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society, in Hanover- square MR. THOMAS BROWN HODGKINSON, recently account- ant to the Southport Corporation, has been tried at the Kirkdale Sessions, charged with having embezzled about £ 10,000. The prisoner was leniently dealt with, being sentenced to only eighteen months' imprisonment. THE judges selected to try election petitions are Mr. Justice Blackburn, Mr. Baton Martin, and Mr. Justice Willes. HER Majesty and the members of the rayal family returned to Windsor Castle from Balmoral on Thursday morning shortly before nine o'clock. THE visit of the Crown Princess of Prussia and her family to St. Leonards-on-Sea, was brought to a close on the 4th, when her Royal Highness left for Windsor Castle, there to spend a few days with her Majesty. THE repairs of the Galatea, rendered necessary by her going ashore on Monday, have been completed. THE commission appointed by the Bishop of London to inquire into the doctrine of the Real Presence, as propagated in a pamphlet written by Mr. Bennett, of Frome, assembled at London-house on Thursday morn- ing. A unanimous decision was come to that there was prima facie ground for instituting further proceed- ings, and these will be taken in the Court of Arches. MR. BRIGHT, who on Wednesday received a deputa. tion from the Scottish Chamber of Agriculture, has been elected an honorary member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday evening Mr. Bright addressed a great meeting of the working classes in the Corn Exchange, Mr. Grant Duff, M.P., in the chair.

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