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DARING DIAMOND ROBBERY IN…

SAD DEATHS IN A LIMESILIT.

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STRAITGE CONDUCT OF A GENTLEMAN.

CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY.

ITHE MINT.

A VENERABLE JOURNAL.

COMPULSORY INSURANCE IN THE…

BREWERS' PETITION.

! SAD DEATH OF A CLERGYMAN.

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THE REBELLION IN THE NORTH-WEST…

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THE REBELLION IN THE NORTH- WEST TERRITORY OF CANADA. It is satisfactory news (says the Illustrated London Petes') that Louis Riel, the conceited and fanatical mongrel Canadian, who got up the Red River insur- rection of 1870, and has again stirred up a rebellion among the half-breeds and some of the Indian tribes on the North Saskatchewan, is now a prisoner, and there are strong hopes of a speedy pacification. The colonial troops, under the command of General Frederick Middleton, have done admirable service in a brief campaign of hard marching and sharp fight- ing. Some explanation of the geography of the North-West Territory, and the condition of the un- settled part of its inhabitants, may be interesting, That vast prairie region west of the Province of Manitoba and of Lake Winnipeg, is traversed by the two branches, the North and the South brarch, of the great river Saskatchewan, both rising nrar the base of the Rocky Mountains, and uniting < j form the lower stream which flows eastward to tfie head of Lake Winnipeg. The country along the South Saskatchewan is traversed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and is being rapidly settled and occupied for cultivation, with the banks of the Qu'Appelle, a tributary of the Assineboine, three or four hundred miles west of the town of Winnipeg; and the rising towns of Regina and Moose Jaw, and the railway stations further on, Medicine Hat, Calgarry, and Morleyville, are the secure abode of colonial civilisa- tion. The country of the North Saskatchewan, on the contrary, not having yet obtained the benefit of a railway, and being situated in a more severe climate, though its soil is very rich, still lies in a rather back- ward condition; the principal stations in ascending the river, which is navigable after the melting of the ice, are Prince Albert, Battleford, the seat of the ad- ministration, Fort Pitt, and Edmonton. Battleford, the centre and capital of this territorv, is fix hundred miles, by road, from the City of Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba. The aggregate number of the various native Indian tribes in the nortb-west and in British Columbia is reckoned at 85,000, but scarcely a quarter of these belong to the region which is disturbed by the present insurrection. The half-breeds, mostly the offspring of French Canadians by Indian mothers, number about 5000 one of them is Louis Riel, who was educated in a Roman Catholic missionary college, but, instead of becoming a priest, took up the trade of a political intriguer. It does not appear that the Canadian Dominion Government has ever treated the Indians with harshness or unfair- ness. They have received, individually, sufficient grants of land, which instead of cultivating they have sold, and they now demand fresh grants of land, pro- bably to be sold again, for they dislike the toil of agriculture. The outbreak of the insurrection was rather alarming, and was attended with cruel massa- cres, a dozen white persons, including women and children, being slaughtered by the Indians at Frog Lake; Battleford was also captured and plundered, but the resident officials and their families, with the other English there, 300 in all, shut themselves up in the barracks, from which they were relieved, and the town was recaptured, by the Mounted Police under Colonel Otter. Fort Fitt, eighty miles above Battleford, has fallen into the power of an Indian chief named Big Bear, and much anxiety in felt con- cerning the fate of the few English who were there, and whom Big Bear detains as prisoners and hostages.

HERALDS OF SUMMEER'S APPROACH.

IRISH COTTAGE INDUSTRIES.

!RECREATION GROUNDS AND THE…

LUNACY LAWS.

SHOCKING SCENE AT AN EXECUTION.

t DEATH OF VICTOR HUGO.

COMMUNISTIC RIOTS IN PARIS.

EPITOME OF NEWS.