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ptune and his Myrmidons received the customary tribute of those entering the Frigid Zones for the first time. He was courteously received with a salute, the ensign and pendant were run up, and after his departure the evening was passed in joyous amusements, both fore and aft. When nearing Egedesminde, on the 21st, the wind was better than common, and it was determined to go on to Proven, where there was a probability of finding the Danish brig which annually sails thence in August to Copenhagen. At this time, over a dozen whales, both sperm and fin-back, were seen, and many icebergs, upon one of which Commander Hayes ran his vessel, by way of experiment, to test her strength. The little craft withstood the shock admirably. Daylight now prevailed throughout the twenty-four hours. The sun set at 10.30 P. M., and rose at 2.40 A. M., twilight continuing so that the voyagers wrote out their journals at midnight without the aid of lamps. A sensation day. Wednesday, August
Influence of trees upon Climate. --Joachim Frederic Sahouw, Professor of Botany at Copenhagen, speaks as follows of the influence of forests upon the atmosphere: "We find the most evident signs of it in the torrid zone. The forests increase the rain and moisture, and produce springs and running streams. Tracts destitute of woods become very strongly heated, the air above them ascends perpendicularly, and thus prevents the clouds from sinking, and the constant winds (trade winds or monsoons,) where they can blow uninterruptedly over large surfaces, do not allow the transition of vapors into the form of drops. In the forests, on the contrary, the clothed soil does not become so heated, and, besides the evaporation from the trees favors cooling; therefore, when the currents of air loaded with vapors reach, the forests, they meet with that which condenses them and change into rain. Since, moreover, evaporation of the earth goes on more slowly beneath the trees, and since the
n of the administration of Hungary from that of Austria. There is the strongest sort of sympathy between Hungary and Venetia, and Rome — and it needs but some Garibaldi or Victor Emanuel, to re-touch the electric spark which drove the Bourbons out of Southern Italy last summer — to drive the Hapsburgs there, after them. But this is not all. A war of the most formidable dimensions is looming up in Northern as well as Southern Europe. A correspondent of the London Times, under date of Copenhagen, March 28, writes: "We are rapidly drifting into hostilities with Germany. The last attempt of the Danish Government to come to an amicable understanding with the Estates of Holstein has signally failed. The committee to whom the Government proposals were referred, reported on the 16th unanimously in favor of their rejection. The Assembly itself will, it is known, act with like unanimity in adopting the recommendation of its committee, and has already done so in regard to the firs
A St. Petersburg letter says the decree emancipating the Russian peasants has been signed by the Emperor Alexander, and that it is to be promulgated on the 1st of January. Rev. Charles B. Dana, D. D., late Rector of Christ Church, in Alexandria, Va., has accepted a call to the rectorship of a Church in Por. Gibson, Miss. T. D. Jones, the sculptor, has been commissioned to make a bust of the President elect for the Republicans of Cincinnati. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Natches has ordered a public three days' devotion, in view of the political crisis. Steene Anderson de Bills, formerly Minister from Denmark to the United States, died at Copenhagen on the 28th ult. Lieut., Maury, U. S. Navy, lately delivered an address before the Royal Geographized Society in London.
Death of a British naval offices. --The English papers record the death of Commander Richard Bayly Bowden, R. N., aged sixty-nine. The deceased entered the navy in 1803, and served as midshipman of the Britannia at the battle of Trafalgar. He afterwards served throughout the operations of 1867, against Copenhagen, and continued actively employed until 1814, when he joined the Orlando, and served in the Chesapeake Bay during the American war.
of French and English history are full of such. But nobody ever dreamed of laying them down as precedents upon which to found general maxims of law. First Consul Bonaparts invaded the territory of Baden, which was a neutral territory, seized a political refugee by force, and had him shot. Is it to be inferred therefrom that it is lawful so seize refugees upon neutral territory, and is the party so seizing allowed to justify and plead this case as a precedent? England sent a squadron to Copenhagen, a neutral port, took the whole Danish fleet, and bombarded the city. This was clearly a great wrong; but it furnishes a precedent if it be determined to construct a code of international law upon cases of that description. She fired into the frigate Chesapeake, a neutral vessel, made her strike her colors, boarded her, took a number of seamen from her whom she claimed to be English subjects, and hung several of them as deserters. Here was a wrong — acknowledged, we think, to be a wrong
ral La Graviere, disapproving his conduct. Napoleon has ordered a reduction of 37,000 men in the active army. Inquiries have been made in England by agents of the American Government as to the price of iron plates for ships. The London Times. (city article) says English funds opened yesterday at a further recovery of an eighth, prices being sustained by expectations of increased ease in the money market on the commencement of the payment of dividends on Wednesday next. Copenhagen, April 2.--The Minister of Marine stated to-day in the Council of State that he shall ask large credits for the construction of iron-plated ships. He promised that no more wooden men-of-war shall be built. The declaration was received with great satisfaction. Commercial Intelligence. London Money Market.--On the 2nd instant console closed at 92½ a 93 7/8. Funds have been dull, but had an improving tendency at the close. Console advanced ½ on the 2d. There was less demand
s, as representatives of the generous donors of the relief and Captains Lant and Galleghe, made feeling responses. The Mayor also proposed a toast to the "Representa- tive of the United States in Liverpool," and Consul Dudley responded, asserting, in the course of his speech that it was the earnest desire of the Government and people of the United States to cultivate the most amicable relations with England.--The banquet went off with great eclat. The Princess Alexandra started from Copenhagen on the 26th of February, on route for London, and an imposing spectacle was presented. Energetic efforts were being made to give the greatest effect to her triumphal passage through London. The civic authorities and the Government officials who direct the proceedings, were at loggerheads as to the part which the former are to play in the ceremony, and it is stated that if the Corporation of London are not permitted to lead the procession, they will not take any part in it, and will stop
the United States, and does not believe in its probability. The Times applauds the courage exhibited on both sides, (North and South,) and says the Federal ought to admire the gallantry of the Southerners, who have shown themselves worthy to be sons of freemen, and capable of self-government, and neighbors worthy of being attached to in a cordial and friendly alliance. The Warsaw Journal says Russia has been defeated in two battles, and claims a victory in another. The news from Copenhagen is warlike. Denmark is arming. Seven French ships of war, fully armed, including ironclads, are at Cherbourg, and it is said a French fleet will be sent to the Swedish port of Cariskrona. The London Herald's Paris correspondence says the conviction grows stronger that the avoidance of war with Russia rests no longer with England and France, but with Russia. The Russians were defeated by 3,000 Circassian, and the Grand Duke narrowly escaped capture. He and his followers fled in
Right Rev. Henry W. Lee, Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa, has been elected an honorary member of the "Royal Society of Antiquaries." The Society has its headquarters as Copenhagen, in Denmark, and the King of Denmark is President.
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