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Foreign Miscellany.

The first Christian church built in Japan since the treaty made with Mr. Harris was by the Roman Catholics. This is a neat and conspicuous building of white stucco; it is erected on ground given for the purpose by the French Minister.

Lord Palmerston has consented to become the President of the South of England Literary and Philosophical Society, which has been established in connection with the Hartley Institute at Southampton.

From a parliamentary return, it appears that the militia established in England and Wales for the year 1863 consisted of 3,053 officers, 3,324 noncommissioned officers, and 83,460 privates.

Mr. Brown, the Isle of Man journalist, has been set free by the judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench, which altogether refused to recognize the imprisoning authority of the House of Keys.

A farmer near Dorchester has now the enormous number of 3,000 pigs. He breeds and purchases to keep up his stock. One week he bought 600 pigs. They are fed partly on wheat.

The Jews of Tunis have given £ 4,000 for four vessels to take themselves and families away--one of the vessels to go to Marseilles, two to Malts, and the other to Tripoli.

A copy of the first edition of Shakespeare's works was sold this week for £ 53. By way of contrast, we may mention that an enterprising publisher is issuing Shakespeare's plays at two for a penny.

A celebrated character died at Innspruck recently, Cugeton Swith, aged 79. He was an intimate friend of Hofer, and was a famous guerrilla chief himself.

The University of Berlin has now, for the first time, advanced a Jew to the grade of doctor-in law; he is a Russian subject, named Bernstein.

A Vienna telegram reports that Count Forgach, the Hungarian Aulic Chancellor, has resigned at the request of the Minister President.

It is proposed to open a subscription in France in aid of the Danish soldiers, who, falling in defence of their country, have left dependents.

The Times announces, under the heading "Questionable Honor, " the news that the King of Prussia has conferred the order of the Black Eagle on Prince Alfred.

The Japanese ambassadors intend, it is said, to remain in France for six weeks, and in Europe one year. They are now having European garments made for them.

The Emperor of the French is likely to become a member of the Academy of Sciences in consequence of a vacancy, occasioned by the death of M. Clapeyron.

According to a royal ordinance of the King of Greece, the figure of St. George will henceforth appear on the colors of the Hellenic army.

The births of one thousand and six boys and nine hundred and forty girls — in all, one thousand nine hundred and forty-six children — were registered in London last week. This is about the average number.

The Venetian Chamber of Notaries has just rejected an invitation made by the Government to admit to that body persons of the Jewish religion.

There are now nearly two hundred vacancies for surgeons in the British army, and only six could be procured at the last examination.

It is said the French Government wish to purchase the Great Eastern.

Sporting journals claim Shakespeare to have been a keen fox hunter!

The Emperor Napoleon III is having a magnificent yacht built as a present for the Emperor and Empress of Mexico.

Calcutta, as it has grown larger, has been getting worse and worse. It is fast becoming a vast cesspool; every variety of filth accumulates in the streets; the natives are horribly dirty in all their habits. People who have not been to the East can form no conception of their dirtiness; five thousand corpses are annually thrown into the river, and are washed up and down among the shipping. Who can wonder that disease hangs over the place like a cloud?

The area under cotton cultivation in the central provinces of India has increased from 419,465 acres in 1862-'63 to 579,475 acres in 1863-'64.

The gaming bank at Spa has just issued its returns of winnings for last year, which reach the magnificent sum of 1,567,147 francs.

Mr. Hughes ("Tom Brown") will, it is stated, be brought forward as a candidate for Southwark at the next general election.

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