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NEWS OF THE WEEK. The Queen and the Princess .Beatrice went to London on Saturday, and after lunching with the Prince and Princess of Wa!es, at Marlborough House, her Majesty visited, the Duke of New- castle, and then went to Buckingham Palace, where she was joined b, the Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, and received the Duchess of In- verness. Her Majesty and the Princess Beatrice returned to Windsor to t.iiiiiie-, and the fcarl of Clarendon had the honour of joining the royal party. While the Queen was at London the Prin- cesses Helena and Louisa visited Canterbury and inspected the Cathedral. The Prince and Prin- cess Louis of Hesse dined with the Duke and Duchess of Manchester on Saturday evening, and OIL Sunday afternoon returned to Windsor. Their Royal Highnesses went back to Buckingham Palace ou Monday evening. On Tuesday the Queen and the Princess Beatrice again came to London, and visited the Horticultural Gardens. The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the opening of a Bazaar, at the Hanover Square Rooms, in aid of the Earlswood Idiot Asylum, on Saturday morning. IN the evening the Prin- cess went to Her Majesty's Theatre, and the Prince diued with the Corporation of the Trinity at Trinity House, Lord Palmerston, the Master, being in the chair. The Duke of Cambridge was one of the quests. On Monday the Prince and Princess, accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Leiningen, attended a review of troops in H) de Park, the most brilliant military display of the season. In the afternoon they went to the Lon- don Hospital, where the Prince laid the first stone of a new wing to be added to the building. In the evening their Royal Highnesses had a large dancing party at Marlborough House. On Tuesday their Royal Highnesses visited the Horse Show, at Islington, accompanied by Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, and in the evening they dined with the Duke of Cambridge. A Royal Commission will shortly be issued to inquire into the operation and tendency of the present system of capital punishment, in accord- ance with the decision of the House of Commons. It is said that the Commissioners will be the Duke of Richmond, Sir J. Coleridge, Mr. Hardy, M.P., Mr. William Ewart, M.P., Mr. Wadding- ton, of the Home Office, the Attorney-General for Ireland, and the Lord Advocate for Scotland. At 12 p.m., on the 30th ult., all the tolls levied on the public roads on the north of the Thames, to the extent of five miles from the metropolis, ceased to exist, and the toll-gates and houses are demolished, or being demolished. The tolls are still levied to the south of the Thames, and on the Southwark, Waterloo, and Chelsea Bridges. Those interested are agitating" to get those im- posts removed. The Confederates, as well as the Federals, have been endeavouring to enlist men in this country to serve in the war, which is a breach of our foreign enlistment act.. On Friday one of their ageuts, named Seymour, was charged, at Bow Street, with enlisting men as part of the crew of the Rappahannock, now lying at Calais, and was committed to take his trial at the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court. The war has re-commenced in good earnest, and who can say where it will end ? The Danes, on the 27th ult., re-established the blockade of nearly all the Prussian and German ports on the Baltic, and made preparations for blockading the others the Austro-Prussian fleet also approached nearer the scelle of action. On the. 29th, according to the Hamburg papers, those powers had 11 ves- sels, earn ing 238 guns, on the North Sea, whilst the Danes had only 5, carrying 181 guns, the greater part of their vessels being employed in the blockade. Another frigate of 35 or 44 guns, and some smaller craft woutd, however, it was ex- pected, be sent to the North Sea. The Prussians, at the same time that the Danes re-established the blockade, prepared to attack Alsen, and the particulars of the assault and capture of the island have been received this week. Ou the 29th ult. the attacking force crossed from the Suudewitt coast, opposite to which Alsen extends for several miles, the Alsund Strait between the two requir- ing not more than ten minutes or a quarter of an hour to row across. Eleven battalions, of 800 men each, crossed this Strait in 120 boats, being covered by several batteries erected in and near the Satrup Wood [I1.S the spot from which the Prussians crossed is called], and the Danish moni- tor, Rolfe Krake, sailed up the Straits, and at- tempted to interrupt the landing, but was driven away by the fire from these batteries. The Danes who encountered the first Prussian troops that landed, made a gallant stand they were over- powered by numbers, and as many as could re- treated but an account from Flensburg, dated the 1st instant, states that 2,400, including 100 officers, were made prisoners. The Prussians lost 3 officers killed and 17 wounded, with 300 privates killed and wounded. A telegram from Souder- burg, dated the ht inst., mentions an act of hor- rid barbarity [if it is true] on the part of the vic- tors. It states that at the p:trtial clearance of the battle-field on the previous day, 400 Swedish vo- lunteers were discovered, to whom no quarter was given. Some slight affairs have been announced since the fall of Alsen. On the 3rd instant two Danish men of war made a reconnaisance of Ru- gen, when the Prussian batteries opened upon them, and some of the shell thrown struck the vessels, which sheered off. The same day a party of Danes crossed the Linefjord, in Jutland, Prussians being stationed on the opposite side. A skirmish ensued, and the Danes were driven back, losing 60 prisoners. The ministerial Provinzial Corrispmdenz of Ber- lin, oil the 30th ult., pubiished the following as the" programme of the campaign." The arrange- ments, it is stated, having been agreed upon at Carlsbad. "The government and taxation of Jutland will be taken in hand by Prussia and Austria. Preparation will be made for crossing into Funen. Schleswig-Hoistein is to be placed under the common administration of Commission- ers appointed by the German Powers. In the succession question, which has become doubtful, Prussia will wisely consult her own interests and those of Germany." It appears that this pro- gramme is to be earned out. From Copenhagen, under the date of July 1, we are informed that