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The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1865., [Electronic resource], Religious duties of masters to slaves. (search)
rs of State and his magicians, without whose advice he never takes any important step. Nearly all those personages were clothed in silk robes, richly embroidered and of very picturesque effect. The Emperor of Russia has issued an ukase extending the abolition of serfdom to Transcaucasia, the only province of the Russian Empire where that institution still exists. The railway between Stockholm and Malmoe, a town at the south of the Swedish peninsula, on the Sound, nearly opposite Copenhagen, has been opened. The capital of Sweden is, in consequence, at a distance of only twenty hours from the Continent. L. Von Maltitz, a Dutchman, of Colesberg, in the Cape of Good Hope, has discovered a new industry. He says he can tame ostriches and keep them like poultry, and has actually bred seventeen. They want about ten acres of grazing land apiece, but each bird yields twenty-four feathers every six months, worth, with the small feathers, about £12 10s. or £25 a year. The
The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
fe in resuming the plot, especially since Mr. Dayton's death had removed the chief obstacle to success. The poor Danes were made the cats paw in the affair. One of the iron-clads was sold to them, and sailing from Bordeaux, duly arrived at Copenhagen, and was forgotten. The German press is too lazy, and that of France under too astute a surveillance to see anything on which the Tuileries want them to be blind. What intrigues passed in that obscure corner of Europe I do not know. Suffice it, that the iron-clad, supposed to have been delivered to Denmark, sailed two days ago from Copenhagen, with all her armament on board, the affair having been so managed through the French diplomatic and consular agents there as to get her returned to her owner, Mr. Armand, a friend and protege of the Emperor, and a Government member of the Corps Legislatif. Meanwhile the sister ship which is nominally sold to Prussia, profiting by the voyage of the other, will sail without suspicion, oste
The London Index, the rebel organ, says: We are credibly informed that secret negotiations are now progressing between the Government of the United States and that of Denmark for the acquisition by the former of the large Clyde- built iron-clad, of the Warrior model, which, it will be remembered. was at one time supposed to be designed for the Confederates, and, under the threat of proceedings by the Crown, sold by her owners to Denmark, then a belligerent. The vessel now lies in Copenhagen, and, if we are well informed, as there is no reason to doubt, about the negotiations there pending in regard to her, the practical result of English neutrality will be to transfer this formidable engine of maritime warfare into the hands of the North, possibly to match herself before long against her model, the Warrior. The London Telegraph says: It was reported on Wednesday that the French Emperor had caused several war steamers to go in chase of the Confederate steam ram Olin
on from the flag-ship, and flashes were seen right on the Point (Windmill), and the conclusion we came to was that there was a battery, or that the artillery had been brought down there to endeavor to prevent the Tiger, the light vessel, and several schooners that lay there, from getting out to sea. The ram Olinde. The New York Herald has the following about the ram Olinde: The career of the rebel ram Stonewall does not promise to be either long or brilliant. On escaping from Copenhagen the vessel was found to be entirely unseaworthy; and Page, her commander, therefore made for the Spanish port of Corunna. The Government of her Catholic Majesty, it is reported, lost no time, after the vessel came to anchor, in asking information from the French Government as to her real character. At first, it is said, an evasive answer was returned by M. Drouyn de L'Huys. But on more mature consideration the Spanish authorities were advised to refuse to the Olinde the privilege of mak
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