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re thankful for small favors when they come in the shape of military successes. The tone of this well-known Weekly is bitter and vindictive in the extreme against the South. It is the spirit of a vengeful tyrant who would flay his enemies alive, provided he could catch them. Harper's Weekly evidently sighs the amiable wish of Nero as to his foes, that all Southern traitors and rebels had but one neck and he a sharp axe with which to chop it off. It glories over the knavery of stealing Mason and Slidell from beneath the folds of the British flag covering an unarmed ship. It is rejoiced to feel "that the hand of a just Providence has been heavily laid of late, upon the wicked wretches (you and I, reader,) who have tried to destroy our Government." It boasts of Northern successes in the war, of their powers of aggression, their abundance of money, the growing favor of foreign nations to their cause, and the immense number of their troops — and, on the other hand, is joyful o
g: Notwithstanding the flying rumors prevalent in this city yesterday, that the Cabinet at Washington had decided unconditionally to surrender the persons of Mason and Slidell to the demands of England we are in a position to state that no such conclusion has been come to by the Administration. inasmuch as no such demands har from Lord Lyons--The Queen's messenger had not arrived in Washington up to that time, nor is there the least inclination on the part of the Cabinet to deliver up Mason and Slidell under any circumstances now contemplated. The excitement in England does not appear to create any alarm in the mind of Mr. Lincoln or his constitutionay. The papers are dated in London and Paris to the 30th of November. When the Jura sailed England was still deeply agitated on the question of the arrest of Mason and Slidell under her flag. The Cabinet continued its preparations for war with the United States, should such a step be rendered necessary by the act of Captain