h JhItban Csrraptitni It right to state that we de not at aH timu SiOKjsy OOTtelves with oui Correspondent's opinions.] No communication, dated from the metropolis just now, would be complete without a reference to the Shah of Persia. His movements throw the proceedings of Parliament quite into the shade, and it will not have escaped attention that the length to which the Tich borne trial is reported, has within the past few days undergone a material abatement. The interest taken in the Persian Sovereign is really extraordinary, and some persons find it difficult to account for it. One reason unquestionably is that for the first time in the history of the world, a Ruler of Persia has left his own dominions for Europe unaccompanied by a n army Persian monarchs have come to Europe before, but at the head of vast hordes of soldiers, and with the intention of carrying war and desolation in their train. Sometimes they have succeeded, although only for while ;at others, such as at the Battle of Marathon, where 10,000 Greeks met and defeated 120,000 Persians, their undisciplined masses have been easily routed by a small and compact body of determined men. In some respects Persia has advanced but little since the days of sacred story when King Ahasuerus (believed to have been Xerxes) ruled over that Land of the Sun. No roads, no irrigation, little or no cultivation of a naturally rich soil-sueb are some of the characteristics of the Persia of to-day. The Romans of two thousand years ago were further ad ranced in the arts of civilization, for their roads and their aqueducts especially were masterpieces of mechanical construction. Well, the Shah of Persia suddenly shakes off the traditions of centuries, and leaves for a time the classic, dreamy, historic East for the prosaic, bustling, enterprising West. He has seen the gigantic armies upon the Continent; he has crossed the English Channel amid the thunder of the heaviest naval guns ever forged in the world's history. The Shah and his suite have in- deed anticipated with more interest to their visit to England than to any other European State. Coming so soon after the military spectacles in St. Petersburg, similar displays at Berlin, although on an equally grand and splendid scale, became rather monotonous. But no sooner had they left Ostend, and were fairly out to sea than the scene changes, and at the first sight of the convoy of ironclads the members of the suite could not repress their ex- clamations of astonishment. They had heard in their far-off clime of the war-ships of Great Britain, and however extravagant might have been their expecta- tions, the sight of the Devastation must have amply repaid them. Vague stories, too, had reached them of the vast size and the immense wealth of London, and they eagerly looked forward to an opportunity of judg- ing for themselves as to the truth of the reports con- cerning the giant city. The progamme of arrange- menta Is certainly calculated to give them a very fair idea of the might and the power of this country and no one doubts that they will return to their sunlit akies favourably impressed by their hospitable re- ception, and by the industry, the energy, and the activity of the never-resting Western World. Of all the spectacles which have been presented to the Shah since his arrival in England, the naval review at Spit- head on Monday was the most imposing and the most suggestive. We cannot vie with either the Germans or the Russians in the magnitude of our armies, but we are naturally proud of Britain's Navy, although the ships are by no means the graceful-looking structures of even twenty years ago. Forty-four iron-clad vessels of different sizes, some of them carrying guns more powerful than any ordnance ever before afloat, made up such a fleet as had never gathered at a single anchorage before, and there can be no question that the Persians will carry home with them a very adequate Idea of the unsurpassed naval strength of the British nation. The announcement made at the Royal Geographical Society's meeting on Monday evening will give general satisfaction throughout the country. No one will have forgotten the long-continued suspense which sur. rounded the fate of Dr. Livingstone, nor the relief felt by all classes at the intelligence that the intrepid traveller had been discovered by Mr. Henry Stanley, a correspondent of the New York Herald. Mr. Glad- stone's secretary has now stated to the Geographical Society that the Government has granted a pension of JE300 a year to Dr. Livingstone, to date from July last -a graceful act which will be appreciated by all who take an interest in the triumph of discovery, and in the progress of civilization. On these warm summer days some notion may be obtained of the toilsome nature of the duties dis- charged by the more hard-working members of the House of Commons. Take a week's labour of either of the heads of great departments. He is usually at his office by ten in the morning, and on Monday after- noons the House of Commons meets at four, and, ai a rule, sits nine or ten hours without interruption. On Tuesday afternoon the House assembles at two, sits until seven, meets again at nine, and generally sits until one or two on Wednesday morning. At twelve o'clock at noon of the same day the Speaker is again in the chair, and business is carried on until six in the evening. If the Minister is present at none of the receptions which are given on this night, he goes to his office on the next morning, comparatively invigorated. After six hours of work there he is off to the House of Commons, and perhaps is compelled to remain there until two on the following morning. By two o'clock on Friday afternoon the House is again at business, works until seven, re- assembles at nine, and should there not be a count out, goes on to an early hour on Saturday morning. Later in the session, when every hour is of importance, mid- day sittings takes place on Saturday as well, and after such a week one can well imagine how the wearied legislator welcomes the rest which Sunday bringsi The routine I have here sketched is the same every year, from the beginning of June until the proroga- tion-a date which is never postponed longer than is absolutely necessary for the transaction of the public business. The question of the fish supply of London is one which will command attention in proportion to the high price of meat. Formerly, when all the fish for the people of the metropolis came by way of the river. the situation of Billingsgate market was admirably adapted for its purpose but now that it is brought by rail into King's-croas and Euston-tquare from the north, Shoreditch from the east, and Paddington from the west, the inconvenience of sending it to Billings- gate, which is approached by narrow and tortuous ways hard by London Bridge, is greatly felt. The ex- pense of cartage to and from such a distance adds con- siderably to the cost of the fish, and so the poor cannot always afford the price asked by the costermongers hat which ought to be good and wholesome food is too often allowed to decay and spoil. Those who are anxious to see an improvement in this direction con- tend for the establishment of a great fish market in the neighbourhood of each of the principal railway termini. Look, for instance, at the immense benefit which such a plan would confer upon the vast town which has sprung up within the past few years round the Great Western terminus at Paddington. At J present, when the fish arrive At the station from the 1 far west of Cornwall, it has to be hurried off miles ] away to the other end of London, there to be disposed t of, and probably brought back again to the residents of Bayswater and Kensington for Bale several hours i afterwards. Similar illustrations might be drawn from 1 King's-cross, St. Pancras, and Enston-square, each of J which is the centre o f a numerous and hard-working ) population, chiefly belonging to the middle classes. The success of the Food Department in the Inter- national Exhibition proves that the English people are not so much behind their neighboars across the Channel as popular report might have led many to suppose. It has become so much the practice to decry our own systems of preparing the food ot the people, that it is somewhat refreshing to learn that in some respe ts we show an undoubted superiority. It appears from an authoritative document which has just been issued, that while the French still retain the pre-eminence in the preservation of apricots, figs, and oranges, the English carry the palm fir preservin cherries, green- gages, and strawberries. We not only excel in the quality, but in the cheapness of production. It also appears that of 82,000 tons of raisins and currants êx- ported from the isles of Greece last year to supply the wants of the whole world, 45.000 tons were consumed in this country, 12,000 tons having been absorbed by the London market alone. Fig's and dates are another class of popular dried fruits, and the latter are imported to the metropolis by thousands of tons annually. It has often been a matter for adverse comment that the cab service of London is not equal to that of many a provincial town. Many efforts bave been made to improve it, but with very indifferent success, Some time ago, however, the Society of Arts took up the subject, and offered substantial prizes for the best descript on of vehicle that could be produced suitable to the purpose. As a result many specimens of cabs have been sent in and shown at the Exhibition, and a few days ago the judges met there in order to award the prizes. After an inspection of the vehicles, the judges agreed that the cabs should be tried in competi- tion in the west annexe of the Exhibition. On a future day, after this trial, the cabs will go in proces- sion to the city and back. They will then be shown in Palace Yard, and evidence of their merits and defects is to be afterwards taken publicly before the Society of Arts. Thefte arrangements are sufficiently complete to ensure a practical test of the experiment, and as the question is now being dealt with so earnestly, no doubt that before long London will have a better class of caba than it has hitherto posseased. With respect to the cabman himself, who is so often the victim of indignant expostulation or of unmerited abuse, "ome allowance might well be made at times. Let us take into consideration his long hour, hia exposure to all weathers, the uncertain and precarious nature of his earnings, and the absence cf domestic comfort in his case, and ask ourselves whether under similar circumstances we should invariably be patterns of amiability. See him asleep on his box in the middle of the night, with the treacherous dew enveloping his garments, and contrast such sna ches of slumber with the rest which is taken by the humblest labourer in the poorest of our conn- ties. There are, of course, queer specimens of cabmen as of other workers in the hive of industry, but as a body I do not think they deserve the censure which is so frequently passed upon them. When they are accused of systematic imposition, it should not be for- gotten that the provocation they receive is often great, for there are many with whom" dishing a cabby is a feat not only to be practiced, but made a matter for con gr atulation. The Directors of the Alexandra Palace Company showed truly British pluck in deciding at once to re- construct the building, and we have not had long to wait for the ways and means of doing so. The present capital of the undertaking is a million sterling, and it is propoied to authorise an immediate issue of JE150,000 Six Per Cent, First Preference Shares at JE10 each. No time is to be lost in commenoing the work, and it is anticipated that the new building will be completed within twelve months. There is undoubtedly room for such an institution at the northern aide of London, and the popular favour bestowed upon the late Palace during its brief existence showed that it was likely to hold its own against any competitor. The Directors of the Crystal Palace at Sydenhamhave given a benefit in aid of the fund for relieving the sufferers who lost so much in the late fire at Muswell-hill. Some time ago I made an estimate in your columns of the probable length of the Tichborne trial, and put the prosecution down as being likely to finish early in July. This will be very near the mark, and as the three judges who are engaged upon it are not to take any of the summer circuits, we may now look forward to seeing this great case go on without interruption to the end. For a time there appears to be a lull in the excitement which was so strongly manifested in the early days of the proceedings, for the crowds who assemble daily in Westminster Hall are of much smaller dimensions than they were two months ago. With the opening of the defence, however, there is very little question that the public interest in the progress of this remarkable trial will be sensibly aug- mented.
THE TICHBORNE TRIAL. This case was resumed on Friday, before the three Judges—the Loed Chief Juatiee, Mr. Justice Mellor, and Mr. Juat ce Lusa. The examination of Mr. Gosferd was resumed and continued by Mr. Hawkins. With reftfenoe to Roger's Intention in leaving England, Mr. Gosford said that, thouah in earlier years he had spoken of being absent for ten years, yet in later times, and when he«accually went abroad, he spoke only of being absent for three years. This was con Aimed by the letter of credit he bad from Glyn's on leaving England, which was for £2,000 for three years. And when at V<tlpar dso he heard of hit uncle's death, by which his inoome was increased to £ 1,000 a year, he wrote to Mr. Gosford:- As my income is Increased since my uncle's death, I shall be obliged if you would have the kindness to go to Glyn's and inquire if it is necessary, in consequence of this increase of my income, to change the letter of credit which I received from them the day before I left London, which is for £ 2,000 for three years, for one of £8,000 for the same period." Mr Gosford stated on this subject that Roger had a clear understanding with him on leaving that a private letter from him (Mr. Gosford) wou!d bring him btck directly wherever he might be. That had reference to his cousin Kate his annt, Lady Doughty, was aware of It. She spoke, said Mr. Gosford, to me on the subject, and I really was in doubt at one time whether I should not write to him to bring him back. The Lord Chief Justice Had Lady Doughty ever finally made up her mind that he should not marry his cousin ? Mr. Gosford-: "Never, my Lord. On the contrary, she had always a strong hankering after the match, if the diffi- eulty coul t be gotover-of his uncle's aversion to it. But she thought that, as her daughter was young and had not seen the world, and as she had not sufficient faith In Roger to trust her daughter to him, it would be better that they should be separated for a few years, during which she should see the world and have an opportunity of fully making up her mind." Mr. Gosford was then examined as to some minor matters on which the defendant had been ^cross-examined—his statement that be bad a horse, called •' Plenipo," of which Mr Gosford said he never heard, and which certainly was never at Tichborne. Then, on the other hand, Mi-s Doughty had a favourite horse called Rower a-the name of which (as Colonel Greenwood stated ia his evidence) the defendant did not recollect, although, as the Colonel and Mr. Gosford stated, the cous ns used to ride together frequently when Roger was at Ttchborne. Then, again, defendant had spoken of a grey pony his uncle used to drive at Tichborne, but there was no grey pony there, except the pony of his brother Alfred-Blanche-which .was never broken to harness, and Sir Edward never drove anything, but was driven about. Mr. Gos'ord went, on to state that th-re was no Tichor,¡ne property at Wymmering, as the defendant had represented. He further stated that he had never heard of any "Brighton card case," nor any other card case with which Roger was connected. Neither had he ever heard of Roger losing a penny-piece at cards. On the contrary, he said, Rjger had no Inclination either to betting or playing, and could not play whist, and never played cards for monej. Nor. said Mr. Gosford, did I ever hear 01 his having been in any money difficulties at all. If he hid been, Mr. Gos- ford said, he should have been sure to hear of it, and there would haW been no difficulty in raising mouey to relieve him. But Rojer was far too prudent and careful to get into such difficulties. Ai to Brighton, he did not believe that Roger ever was there. If he had been, Mr. Gos- ford said, h3 was au' e he should have heard of it. He knew, he said, th"t Roger kept a diary." hP often alluded to it. [The defendaut knew ncthing of it] With reference to a box c jntaining a daguerreotype of Roger taken at S >uthamp- ton, as the defendant had sworn, Mr. G )sford said there was no each box and no such dagut rre>>tvpe; aod the only daguerreotypes of Roger were those taken at Santiago tnd sent homo by him, as stated In one of Rogers's letters of Fab- ruary, 1853. Mr. G,)sford, who, it will be borne in mind, was executor under Roger's will and took under it a legacy of •:&> went on to state that, on hearing of the loss of the Bella, counsel's opinion wa9 taken as to the necessity for proving his will, and it was advised that it was absolutely necessary to do so on acconnt. of the devolution of the estates. (As to this, Mr. Chapman Barber, at the request of the Lord Chief Justice, gave a clear and succinct state- ment of the effect of the settlements, by which it appeared that Mr. James Tichborne took an estate for life as tenant in tail, and that the reversion was in Roger.) On the death of Roger, as his father would be his heir, he would, but for a will nave taken the reversion, and so would have become entitled to the entire estate in fee-simple. It was, therefore, aoeo- lutely necessary to prove the will in order to prevent this result, and, accordingly, the wiil was proved. Previous to that, however, every possible Inquiry was made. Mr. Kenealy objected that this was hearsay. The Lord Chief Justice said it was immaterial, for when the wreck of a ship In which a man was had been heard of, and there was reasonable ground to believe that the vessel had gone do-n-the boat being; found bottom upwards and articles In the ship found floating-after a reasonable time had elapsed BO reasonable man would have hesitated to prove the will. It Wuuld be subject, of course, to be defeated, and set aside In the event of the testator reappearing. Mr. Justice Lush: It would be void In that event. Mr. Gosford went on to state that the will was proved. Mr. Justice Lush observed that the date ef the probate was the 12th of July, 1855—a year and three months after the news of his death. A juror asked Mr. Gosfoid whether he had, as the de- fendant had swtyrn, teid the defendant he did not know who proved the will." Mr. Gosford, with Indignation, declared he had never said anything of the kind, of course, to any one. [The probate would show who proved it.] Mr. Gosford went on to state that Sir James Tichborne never doubted his son's death, and in 1857 a change of trustees was made. Lady Tichborne however, never could be brought to believe that R ,ger was drowned, and painful scenes occurred between h«r and her husband on the subject. He had seen Sir James -when she had worked herseuf up into a frantic state on the subject-taime htr by the shoulder and push her into her room and lock the door upon her. Asktd as to his destruction of the sealed packet, Mr. Gosford said It happened, he believed, in 1855 or 1856, when he was clearing his house at Cheriton with a view to a change of residence. He found a great accumulation of useless paper, which he destroyed, and, among others, the paper referred to. It had then, he thought, lost all its significance. Roger, It was be- lie ved was dead. Miss D mghty was the happy wife of another man, and he had no idea that any other human being (except his own wife) was aware of the existence of the paper. I did not, said Mr. Gosford, pick out this particular paper to burn It; but I burnt it with a mass of others as useless. I thought it the right thing to do then, and I think so now though, ef course, had I foreseen what has since occurred, I should have preserved it Mr. Gosford was then examined as to Roger's personal appear- ance, and being asked if he had ever heard of any malfor- mation, he declared he had never beard it suggested. Asked if he was aware of any peculiarity in the thumb, he declared that he had no hesitation in swearing positively that there was nothing of the kind. He saw Roger's hands constantly, and Roger used to write a great deal, and he used to write, said Mr Gosford, chiefly in my room' He was always writing at my desk, and he used in the evenings to play with me at chess or draughts; and he eouM swear positively that there was no peculiarity in either of Roger's thumbs. Asked as to his legs, Mr. Gos- tori said they were 'I'lite straight, and though there was a peculiarity in his walk, it was only a kind of jerk, arising from an active gait, not from any peculiar formation of the limbs. Asked as to whether he had ever observed a nervous twitch of the yts or eye-brows, he said he had nevsr ob- served anything of the kind. It was, he said, one of the first things I remarked, and It seemed to me and to others who had known Roger Tichborne a downright absurdity, at which we often lauehed, to hit upon a thing, as'a maik of identity, which was never known in Roger Tichborne. O f course, he might, as most other persons did, raise his eyebrows now and then In conversaion, but that was all. There was no pecu- liarity, and, tadeed, Roger was remarkable for a pensive, placid expression of countenanca, which he had often observed. Asked as to the tattoo marks, he said it he had been asked at and time ten years before whether Roger was tattooed, he should have said, positively, that he was; for he had as mu. h cer- tainty of it as a man could have of a fact of which he couly not recollect the precise ticne when he fl, st obs rved it. He naa not thy Slightest doubt upon his mina—ari-ing from the rtciU anvUT^r/iCh .alwayI existed—though he could not A(.lrirt « particular time when he had observed the marks. onnositfof A7°He R°Ser> he 8*ld ir' was ^e exact to?m»«?ne Itt,! w- »fd as unlike it as i: was possible v?>i £ lt ieemed tfT or. 14 °aU<1 8 lhroat voice- BOt che,t ■ u to Ci)n!e no deeper than the mouth or whereas the defendMt's.^iMhew respect^wa^h*006" 'ik^Role^s4"8* t0 He DeVer heard voice morfu" ike Roger's. WeU. now, having had many oppottuu ties of seeing and observing the dt fencant, is he R >g*r Tichborne! Mr. Gosford (very emphat call)): Most decidedly not I am a* poiitiv^ of it a* I atn of my own txUtencp. Look ink: at the man (the <frfendai..t) L tare before my min I the most perfect recollection of the form aid features of Roger Tichborne, and there is before me the strongest possible contrast iu every way. I tay this after having hal the DIO8C ample opportu ilties of obtecv<ng him aud of judg- If'g of him, both a? to his voice aid his app-a;a ice and the iirooranc* of the incidents of Roger's life pre- vious to his obtaining informat on about tiem, beiore *h'ch he showed the most to a" Ignoraice oi the sub- ject. Mr.G isford was then eiamined as to the circumstances fol«ndlDg hi' flr8t interview with the defendant in January, 1806. Hearing of his arrival, he said he was anxious ti see and came up from Wales for the purpose. The return of Roger, he said, w,uld have been mo t welc 'me to him in every point of vi-w-in some most particularly so—and he was naturally anxious to see him. He went to the hotel in London, but found he w"s not there, and on tf e 5th of January went down to Gravesend, where the fieleiidaut was s'. yin?. He w< n", there accompanied h, Mr. Plowden, an old friend a? Roger's, and also Mr Cullin; ton, partner of Mr. Slaughter, Roger's old attorney. They found him out, and waited a long while. At last the defendant arrived, and Mr. Piowden, as he passed them u-ied out, Tichborne and Mr. Cullington called out' Sor Roger Sir Rog-r but the defendant passed by them' holding his b. ad down and his hands before his head, and rent upstairs into a bedroom and ranged the door after dm, and, said Mr. Gosford, "I believe I heard the door 'ocked. They sent np their names, and the defendant sent lownsmwage that be had posted a note to Mr Gosford that lay, which, however, Mr. Gosford said he never got. They insisted on <ome answer in writing, and the defendant sent iown a note. «. D vir Sir,—I posted a note for you at Cannon Street to- day address to the care of Mr. Calltngton Mansfield Street Cavendish Square, pardon me gentlemen but I did not wish anyone to know where i was staying with my family. And was much anno) ed to see you all here. "R. C. TICHBORNE." That note, said Mr. Gosford, was not In Roger Tichborne's handwriting. The Lord Chief Justice You had often, of course, seen Roger write? Mr Gosford: Oh, scores of times, and I knew his hand- writing well. The Lord Chief Justice: And that is not his hand- writing ? Mr. GosJori Certainly not. We all lausjhed at it. I rather thi k we had brought down some letters of Roge's for comptrteou hut, at all events, we were quite certain > hat this was not R ger's writing. Mr. Plowdea, I dare say knew it as well as I did. We all laughed and went away, and as we p-g-,ed throu h the hall Mr. Piowden said to the landlord, "Well, as 'Sir R'ser' will not see us, I don't fancy you've got 'SirR)gfr," and I should advise you to look after your bill." Tne paragraph In the affidavit of the defendant washereread referring to this interview: On the 6th January, 1867, Mr Gosford, accompanied by Mr. Plowden, aligtilnt relative of miae, and Mr Cullington of the firm of Messrs. Cullington and Slaughter, visited Gravesend and saw me." This being read, Mr. Gosford was asked whether he had seen the defendant there, and he laughingly said that he had only seen him as he had described, and that, in fact, the defendant had regularly run away from them. On January 8, Mr. Gosford said he went down again to Graves- end with a letter from Lady Tichborne, and male another attempt to see the defendant. He saw Mr. Holmes, and said he must see the defendant personally, and Mr. Holmes sai Oh, yes, you shall see him," and pro- ceeded to tell the story of the defendant as he had heard it from him-how he was lost ia the Bella and saved by the Osprey, and apparently with good faith, as if he be- lieved in it, and Mr Holmes said, He has marks upon his person which Roger has," and at that moment, satd Mr. Gosford. I thiUghtof the tattoo marks. Mr. out to fetch the defendant, and while he was gone I male up my mind that if I thought he was not Roger I would not say so. Presently the defendant came in, he stood at the door in a nervous state, twisting his cap in his hand. I did not tpeak for a few moments, and then he came forward and said, "How do you do, Mr. Gnsf. rd?" I said "I don't recoguize you," but we sat down, and be said he had been d ,wn to Alrestord, and that Hopkins had seen him from the window and recognized him. "How is it," I said, "you have not been to see the Sey- mours?'' He said, "Wuliot, you mean my Mamma's rfh. tives? This struck me, for 1 knew that Rog"r had never used such an expression. I mentioned Lady Townley, Roger's aunt, and he hid, I don't remember her" In the tone of a man who had never heard of her. I asked him if he had been to see Lidv Doughty, and he said, No He mentiened Etheridge ("he old labourer at Tichborne who was examined the other day, and told the defendant "I am —— if you are Roger,") and said that Etheridge had recognised him. He said, "You remember how my dogs used to worry Etheridge's cat t" I said, No, I don't. What were the names of your dogs?" and he could not tell. I said to him, "Do you remember your horse running away with you?" He did not. The in- cident I alluded to was a most remarkable one, and Mr. Gosford proceeded to describe it most graphically. Roger's horse ran off madly with him, and threw him violently, and he had a very narrow escape with his life. I led up to it as nearly as I could without actually telling him. but he bad no idea of it. On another occasion Roger's horse ran away with him in hunting, and R,)ger threw him-elf 011 to .ave himself; but of this al-tu the defendant had no idea. I asked the defendant abeut Upton, but he seemed to have no knowledge of it at all, or of a remarkable incident whici had occurred there to Roger In connection with the pursuit of poachers. I then said, "Do you remember who made your will; do you remember Slaughter? (Roger's own solici- tur ) He said, No, I don't remember him." I said, Why, who made your will?" (which Mr. Slaughter had made,) and ha said—-Mr. Holmes giving him a look—"Oh, Hopkins, of course!" [VIr. Hopkins, on the contrary, as ap- peared from the previous diy's evidence, had been re- earded rather with tusuioion and aversion by Roger.] I then a-ked him if he kuew Mr. Cullinttoo, whom R Iller never knew—as he had only become acquainted with him after Roger let))-and defendant said. "on, yes, I remem- b-r him?" But Mr. Cullington was never known by Roger, and had become Mr. Slaughter's partner after R 'g-r lfft, and then became, on his death, his suc- cessor. [rhe Lord Chief Justice observed that the de- fendant had heard of Mr. Cullington from Rous, the landlord of the "Swan" at Alresfor.i, where he had stayed ] Asked whether he had put any questions as to the con- tents of the will, Mr. Goiford said he had not. [ The defendant in his cross-examination swore that he had.] Mr. Holmts said, continued Mr. Gosford, "You may think it strange, but I have not seen the will nor the accoant of the loss of the Bella but I can get all that from the Record-ol ff;e (dluoii g to the Record office in the Court of Chancery, where the affidavits in the suit instituted after the ntws of Roger's death would be filed). I said to the defe daut How is it you have n'ver written to me or any one while you were in Australia?" ai:d he said, Oh, that's m v fault of course." I asked, "Where did you leave Moore ?" (Roger's valet,), audhes iid, "At Montevideo." I asked him," H .wdid you get there?" and he saui, "By #ip, of course;" but he made no reference to Roger's renmrkable li ie across the Pampas. He said, "I should like to see John Moore" hat did not mention the ride. I asked him if he remembered sending some boxes from South Ame- rica, and he said he did not remember Allud- ing to Roger's emrarcation on board the Bella, the defendant s id, I suppose you know those sailors never put my luggage on board?" "No," said the witnes- "I never heard of It" He said, "How do they kn«w that I was on board the Bella at all?" I was on the point of observing on the obvious inconsistency of th se two obier- vations, and their inconsistency with what had bepn aid by Mr. Holmfs, but I checked myself, aid merely "aid, "I know noth,n» a>x>ut it." He said, "I wait t> koow who those were who made an affidavit I wai drowned," as to which I said nothing. Throughout the conversation the defendant never said a word ai t) Chili. At one time he mentioned Tom Merston, Roger's servant a, Tichborne, and said 'Where is h ? I should like to see h'm." [Bogle, it ii to be objerved, nai with the defendant.] At this interview I wai struck witti the height of the defendant, and satisfied myself ti.at he wai taler than R ger. He is ma-ly as t 11 at [ am, I bein5 an inch or so nnder 6't., and Roger being about 5 t. 8in and the defendant is almost as tali as I am. I was also very much struck with his hair, which curled up or waved upwards uiM-r his cap and no doubt it would do so now if it was not cut so short. In colour it wai then much lighter than it is now indeed, it has no resem- blance to what it was then. After the interview at the hotel, continued Mr. Gosford, we all went up in the railway together. In the railway carriage the defendant said. How is Pfrcival ? I did not at first know whom he meant and said Wnom ?" The defendant said, Percival Radcliffe." I was struck with that, for he was never called Percival by his friends nor, indeed, had I ever heard R ïger anu le to him at all for though I knew they were acquainted, I believe it was in earlier days. He asked me after tke gray pony his uncle used to drive, and that al-o struck me. [fhe witness had alreajy stated that Sir Eiward had never driven a gray pony.] This had been previously mentioned by Bogle, who also said he had mentioned about the dog worrying the cat. At last, continued Mr. Gosford, I observed, as we were passing through Kent, "By- the-by, you were quartered once in this county Do you remember where ?' He said, "No." I said, Don't you recollect Canterbury ?" He s..id Ob, yes, but I forgot that Canterbury was In Kent." I asked him if he was ever quartered in Ireland, and he said, "Yes, in Dublin." I asked him where else, and he said he did not remember. I pressed him, and at last he taid "the Curragh of Kildare but the camp had not been formed there in Roger's time. I asked him if he could remember the name of his colonel but he said he could not remtmber, neither did ha remem- ber the incident of a man, one of Roger's servant?, being killed by tne running away of his horse. I aiked him if he knew GuiHoyle (the gardener), and he said, "Oh, yes, he is out iu Sydney. I used very often to go out and see him on a Sunday afternoon." I asked Holmes now the defendant got money when he was travelling, and he said he lived on the proceeds of his commission He said, Do vou remember my going over to Tichborne with you to take leave of my uncle and aunt?" I said, "I don't re- member in fact, I knew he hRd not. He said, Do you remember coming down to Southampton with me to Scte me on board ?'' I said, No, I did n«t Throughout the con- versation the defendant sp ke in low, vulgar E iglish, with such vulgarisms as we hear in the most common class &f people; such expressions, for instance, as "Iheared" ex- pressions such as Roger Tichborne never could have use i I was satisfied (said Mr. Gosford) that he was not Roger Tichborne, and therefore did not deliver the 1-tter Mr Holmes, indeed did not a^ me for It, and told me that he was going to take the defendant home to his own house at Croydon. Next day the defendant wrote to the DJwager the following letter:— Jany. 9th, 1867. My dear and beloved mamma,-I am here and am pre- vented by circumstances from corning to see you. 0 do come over and see me at once, and I will not go out of the hotel until you come. I have been to tichborne and had a look at the dear old place once more, and It made my heart bled to look at the distructton that has been made there, but has my poor brother is dead, we will not menslon the subject again. J have seen Mr. Gosford he very much change to what he use to be he came down In the train from Uravesend last night. I had a long talk with him And he seems to d^ny everything I put him in mind of. He says he do not remember me coming down in the coach from London with me to tltchborne I had a hour conversation with him about difbrent thiugs Mamma that nobody in the world conld have toKp him but me. I even told him under what circumstances Moore came left me. You must remennber Mamma I wrote to him from al- most every place. Mr. Cullington and a lot more would in. sist on seeing me at Gravesend when they came, and because I did not wish to see them until I had seen you they were very angry. Ob, do come at once to the Hotel, Ma.mma,.and I will not go until you eome," &c. Mr. Gosford was asked whether It was true he kad gone with Roger to Tichborne "in the coa k," and he said he had never done so. They weat to Tichb<wne by rail to Win- chester. There was no coash in thotfe days Ladv TIeb- borne never was at Tichborne at the time Roeer visited f!« ^ve ^ole ?tory was unfounded, nor was there any truth in the other statements In the letter The following letter of the defendant to the Dowager was then road "Alresford, 12-2-67. My dear :Mama,-It no me for any of them to deny me now has i have seen so many that Etwsv me. Mr. Stubbs and Higg ns called on me yestsrd** and remembered me well hts also Col. Lushington of course he did not know me before but he was so convince by some questions he ask me that they ruog the Tichborne bells yeetwdays In honor of my arrival. I forgot to menshun that himself and Mrs Lushington lunches with us to-day, I have wrote to Uncle Seymore as also Mr. Hopkins but we have not received an answer yet b'lt praps he will come here to-day. I should have wrote before my dear Mama but I have expected you In England every day I shall leave to-morrow night for C'royden so has to come & meet, you Gosford came here last Saturday he did not know I was here he says he came to see Mr. Hopkins but Mr. H. would not see him because he wrote such a lot of false- hoods to him about me gosford is quite willing to be- lieve I am myself now has he has told a great many people about bere that he must have been mistaken he pre- tenas to be very angry with Cullington f)r writing what he did to my friend liopkins aad say he did not ortherise him to do so He came here on Itccount d some very severe letters Mr. Hopkins wrote to Cullington about bis conduct t.) me but Mr. Hopkins reins,3 f 0 3et him on account of liisblackard conduct to me. He leit tie to go horns again but came to Tichborne Chaple from Winchester on Sunday thinking he would see me but i did not go." This letter having been read, Mr. Gosford was aiked whether he had ever told HopkiHS that he had recognised the Claimant, as stated by the defendant in his letter. Mr. Gosford said, with great Indignation, that he had never said a word that c0uld bear such an interpretation, and he had gone to Alresford to see Hopkins to contradict nis statement, but he had failed to see him. In his affidavit filed in the Chancery suit the defendant gave the following account of this Interview "On Tuesday the 8th day of January, 1867, the said Vincent Gosferd again called upon me and had a prolonged Interview with me at the said hotel, and accompanied me in the train to London. During such interview I and the said Vincent Gosford discuss-d various matters and cir- cumstances relatlnc to the I lohborue and D mghty families, ihe neighbourhoodg of Tichborne and Upton, with wnich we were both faoit,i»r. The said Vincent Gosford has since h id another interview with me. and I then aeain very fully discussed with the said Vincent Gosford such matters and circumstances, and recalled to the memor, of f hf0 £ 1 Vrtri"Tls fac » which occurred pre- viously to my leaves E gUnu in 1858 some of whi :h were I only known to me aud the Paid Yuioent Gosford: and the said Vincent Gosf-rd adnitted that some of such facts had escaped his recollection until they were rtcalled to his memory by me, bus that he then weil remembered that surh facts di < occur as stated by me, and I proved to the said Vincent Gosford beyond the shadow of a doubt that I was the eldest son of the said Sir James Francis Doughty Tich- bome and I verily believe that no circumstance whatever has arisen to lead or to justify the said Vincent Gosford In raising any dobut whatever as to my Identity." Mr. Gosford being asked as to the statements In the affidavit at virianef} with bis own, declared there was no truth in them. Hey statements were then contrasted with those of the defendant in his cross examination. [rhe defendant's cross-examination on the subject was then read.] The examination upon Mr. Gosford's interviews with the l'e'endHnt wai then continued. He said There ii not a shadow of truth in the defendm's statement of the character of our conversation at Gravesend. It is not true thit I ever recognised the defendant, but that [ would not acknowledge him. I telegraphed to Lady Doughty the same night that I returned from Gravesend my opinion of the defendant. Dr. Kenealy objected to the telegram being given in evidence. The Lord Chief Justice said it was a doubtful point; but it it varied from the witness's statement in evidence then it was for hh use. Witness: On the 8th October, 1837, Mr. Holmes wrote to Messrs. Slaughter and Cullington to make inquiries from Mr. Goaford about a portrait of Roger taken in South America, with a straw hat, because it was only a short time before the defendant had seen the identical hat at Alresford. The Defendant A Panama hat, my lord. The Lord Chief Justice; You must not interfere; you must leave It to your counsel, Witness I have no knowledge of such a portrait. I kept possession o< the things until I was obliged to give them iii)-gome to Mr. Alfred, and others to the Dowager Lady Tichborne. Air. HLawkins I now put In the defendant's written state- ment of the contents of the packet, which he gave to Mr. Holmes on the 2nd of August. It is endorsed in red ink by Mr. H denes as having received it on that day. Mr. Bulpitt's initials are also on the paper. Witnees There was never a scrap of paper of any descrip- tion left with me containing the substai c, of the defendant's statement. la this one I am to live at Upton in anticipation of the death of the father and the uncle. No suggestion ap- proaohing to the contents of this document was ever made by Roger. There is no truth whatever that Roger ever In the slightest way Intimated the probability of his cousin being eneiente. I never at any time pressed him to marry her. Mr. Hawkins put in the second written statement of the defendant, which he wrote during the trial of 1871, and in that Miss Doughty was to be taken to Scotland. Witnesj; The document Is an entire fabrication. How was I to take Miss Doughty away from her father's house and bring her back again ? Roger did not leave any document with me after January, 1852, although the defendant states in an affidavit that he left tne document with me immediately before he left England There were no instructions that I was only to open the document in the event of certain things happening. Tne defendant's etatments in his affidavits are false in every respect. The defendant's letters it .te that he only Uft one document with me, and Roger Tichborne's show it was in January, 1852, and not Novrimber, 1852, the date of the defendant's document. I never had a conversation with Roger at Cheriton or elsewhe>e about the ma'ter. I n-;ver taw Roger at Tichborne afrer Midsummer, 1852. Tn Wales I entered into large farming operatio. s and became deeply involved to the trustees in respect of rents that had been received by me. and all my property has gone to meet them to the last shilling, life insurances and all. I was friendly with Lady Doughty up to her death last year. 1 am prepared to give any information upon my failure. I have no interest in the result of this or the first trial. I re- ceived an anonymous letter which I believe to be In the defendant s handwriting, under the postmark of March 15th, 1871. The letter is in the following terms Mr. Gosford Look at these likenesses, and see if you can't see a likeness to your master's son, aud one who confided in you as a friend. Have you no relenting ? Can you rest in your bed and think of your mistress's son in his situation. 0 i, retract and clear your conscience. How should a stranger know you planted the hedge (I don't know to what he refers) you did, and how could attrauger know the contents of the Packet you were entrusted with if you had not named it ? Why was the likeness disfigured if he was not the man? It looks very dark against them. He has not had a fair trial, and most important things are kept back. It is a trap laid for him. I feel persuaded you will be money in pocket to own him, and die with a clear conscience. You know he is Roger. Einaly, Mr. Gosford declared that he had no interest what- ever in the action or the prosecution. Mr. Keneally then rose to cross-examine him, when The Lord Chief Justice said-it being near the usual hour of adjuurning-the Court did not propose to go further that day. The Court then again adjourned.
The case was resumed on Monday, the forty-third day of the trial, before the Lord Chief Justice of England and Justices Mellor and Lush. Rumours being rife that the Claimant had met with a serious accident at Leeds, there was a considerable muster of persons at Westminster Hall awaiting his arri- vaL It was said that he was much hurt, and that an ap- plication would be made for an adjournment. The Claimant's snug little one-horse brougham, however, turned into Palace-yard with more than usual punctu- ality at twenty minutes to eleven. On alighting, it was obvious he was extremely lame, and as he entered the court he limped very much with his left leg. Mr. Vincent Gosford re-appeared in the witness-box, and Mr. Hawkins, by permission of the bench, put some ad- ditional questions. In reply to Interrogations, the witness said I never in my life gave Roger Tichborne a watch. I gave full details about that watch to Mr. Doblnson. A common strong silver watch was ordered for Roger T'chborne before he sailed, and It was sent out by Glyns as his agent. Nothing was stated at the "Grosvenor" Hotel about my leaving him at Southampton. As regards my attempt at the identification of the defendant, my con- clusion is not mere matter of opinion, it is positive con- viction. I have In my mind's tye the appearance of Roger Tichborne as he was then he left England. I am con- vinced this man Is not Roger Tichborne, fiom the ignorance he betuYlid of everything Roger richborne knew. At the Law Institution I heard every question put to him by Mr. Chapman Barber, and nothing could have proved more clearly to me that he was not Roger Tichborne. I could go through the features of the defendant from head to foot and point out the difference in the two men. The accent of the defendant was low and vulgar, while that of Roger Tichborne was always that of a gentleman, but his accent was French. There is no more resemblance between the voice of the defendant and that of Ro^er richborne than between my voice and t.h"t of a giggling girl. (Liughter.) It is physically impossible that the form of Roger Tichborne could ever have developed into a frame like that of the de- fendant. When Roger Tichborne went away he was not talitr than when he entered the army, but he bad a better earringe. He looked like a man upon whom no amount of feeding wou'd have much efljet. To the very last the accent was much the same. He never could pronoutice the letters th The ul)p,r part of the face is the only part that bears any resemblance, but Roger Tich- borne had a flat forehead, while that of the defendant is round. I have noticed the face of the defendant, espe- cially as he has often turned round to Dr. Kenealy to suggest questions, and I have distinguished the difference of his face from that of Roger Tichborne. There was no eccentricity Ilbmt Roger Tichborne which would lead to the supposition of his remaining away so long in Australia. You have heard the letters of Roger Tichborne from South America up to within a short time of his being Besides, he had £1,000 a year. He was never absent a day in his lire without his parents knowing it. From the hour I asked the defendant the contents of the sealed packet on June 6, at the Grosvenor Horel, until after he ascertsined that I had destroyed the Packet, no attempt to give me the contents was made by him or anybody connected with him. The Lord Chief Justice said that Roger's letters from the time he left Stonyhurst and went on board the Bella fully accounted for every week of his tune. Mr. Gosford wai then eross-exrminel by Mr Kenealv who first elicited that he had been educated at Stonyhurst hai been intanded origina ly for the priesthood, only he had no vocation for it, and that then he was designed for the legal profession, but gave it up from an intense dislike to it. He was first employed as a land agent, he said bv Sir E. Doughty, and he received the rents of the ostites during his time aid Sir tichborne s, and afrer his death, under the trustees, until loos. He Was then asked as to the dtficiencies in his acc >unts with the trustees as to the rents, and he gave explanations, the effect of whir-h wa* thus stated by Mr. J >stice Lush—that Mr Gosford had paid the rents into Mr. Bulpit's bank, and having given a guarantee with secu.icy, he had drawn against it and had overdrawn; and then the guarantee beinK withdrawn, and pressure nut upon him by the banker, he found himself suddenly In d«nt to t^e tru'tees. The Jury again an<. again intimated as did the Judges, that thö explanatIon was qUire clear. M-. Justice Mellor observed that the question as to these acc tunts was quite irrcvalent to the present action extent so far as related to the conduct of Mr. Gosford. He was then asked as to his statement that he had no in- terest in the proceeding*, and was then reminded 01 the amount of his deficienci-s, and of the leoracy of £ 50) which he had taken und-r R.ger Tichborne's will. As to the legacy he said the def .ndant had had the insolence to accose him of "appropriating "the aBionnt of his legacy, v il-.h he said, he had not received until 1864—1< i years afti Rotrer Tichborne's death—and then under the order of th i C .urt of Chancery. As to the d ficiencies in his accounts, he said he had given up all he had to the attorneys of the trastees, who had concurred in the transaction. The Lord Chief Justice observed that the liability would be the s.me whoever might be the owner of the estate Mr. Kenealy Oh, yes assuming the transaction was bond fide but our case is that it was not go. Tn. Lord Chief Justice observed that there was no founda- tion for such an imputation, and it ought not to have been made.. il Mr. Justice Mellor made a similar observation. Mr. Gosford was then cross-examined as to a suggestion that he had some oth-r name than Vmcent Gosford, and had been written to by Roger Tichborne under some other La ne ai.d he was challenged to produce the enve'oDei which' however, he said he had ce troyed .and he pu8lfjve;y de^ c ared that Roger never addressed him by any other name? than those he now acknowledged. The letters being alluded to. The Lord Chief Justice observed, with much emphasis that he had never known two handwritings more charac- teristic than the letters of R)ger Tichborne prior to and after the appearance of the defendant. Having seen all thp letters prta to the embarkation on board the^ Bella he could truly say that it was the most characteristic writing ha had ever known. There were peculiar circumstances which distinguished it from any other Writing he had ever seen. Mr. Gosfonfg cross-examination was then directed to the circumstances attendant on the employment of Mr Hopkins and the making of Roger's will. He said Hopkins was Mr. J. Tichborne's attorney, but Mr Tichborne afterwards an- po nted Mr. Slaughter his solicitor, and Mr. Hookius had a violent quarrel with Mr S aughter, and got muctl t,10 ^,or3t of it. Mr. Gosford stated that he was Sir James Tichborne's executor, and he had always been on terms of friendsbln with L idy Doughty. Asked as to a passage in one of Rotrer'q letters-January, 1850-" Write.me regularly as to what is going on at Tichborne," he said this related to the youne man'* natural anxiety to know what was going on about his ciuain A»ked as to his answers to Roger s letters, he said thit thev were found in a desk of Roger s aiid were still in exlstenr/ Asked as to whether he hal communicated to Lidy Doucrhtv the enfrents of Roger's letters, he said, "Certainly not He was asked when R 'ger flra,t^ iloufr"t of g vine Uoton to Miss D jughty, and he satd in 1S19- He was a-ked whether R ger had not always had a crude idea of his power of elvinir Upton to anyone he plea-ed, and1 he said he did not think so. He certainly had spoken about giving Upton to his cou.-io, and he was asked if this did not show thit R jeer had an idea he had the power of giving Upton and he said "No, not at the time; he only gp0)je' wUh reference to future intentions. His intention was that if Upton fell In hand while he was abroad his cousin should have It to live in. Mr. Gosford here ob- served that Ro^er Tichborne had never called her hls cousin Kate,' as the defendant had done. jje aiWAV. cail«d h-r "his cousin'' ''or Katty;" never Mv cousin Kate. Asked as to a letter of it,,gf.r-s vemoer, 1850—"There are several subject! I wish to to speak to you upo.i which it would be difficult tu explain upon paper," he said he thought thtse subjects related to the disposition of his property by will. He said that Roger formed his intentions for himself and well under- stood them; but the will was then in the future [ft was not made till 1852.] Atked as to a passage in R.'leer'* letter of the 4:h of February, 1851, I shall write to Slaughter about that which I spok-> to about the lust tim„ t was at liyton." Mr. Gosford said it related to particulars of the property he desired to have, with a view to his disposi- tion of the property by will. [I' waa pointed out that Mr Slaughter had written a long 1-tter explaining the property It was elicited from Mr. Gosford that Roger nad desired him to keep his will secret. The Lord Chief Ju3tice observed that Roger's The Lord Chief Justice observed that Roger's object and that of his uucleand father were quite opposed. Their view ws's to keep the Doughty and Tichborne estates together while he desired to divide them. Nothing, therefore, Houd have been more distasteful to them than his will, and this WOtIllt account for its being kept a secret. Mr. Gosford went on to mention that Roger's father wished him to marry another youi g lady. Asked if he had ever h-a-.J Riger Rpeak of a Mi 3B- I!c,w, he « i I certainly, and he Relieved she had beenat i'ichborne. He kne -v from fioger tlat he knew her family well, and he remembered Lord and Lady Bellew were there in 18U. [This was with refer- ence to & pentcDca in a letter of the defendant to Hopkins. "You remember Miss Bellew?"] Asktd if Sir James Tichoorne'Jt wishes had not refeience to Miss Belle v, he said they had not. Ho vai quite sure, he saed, Sir James had nover alluded to Miss B llew In any letter of his to him. Asked as to something Roger said Lady Doughty had alleged against him, Mr. Goslord said be believed It alluded to his propensity to smoking and drinking too much Strong "military" Port. The witness washing ask d as to Lady D .ache's M-asahont Rogt-r, when a letter marked Imme iite" was ha id- d to rh. witness, wh on opening it, handed i; to the Lord Chief J..s ice. The Lord Chief Justice, on looking at it, said it was a most impropf-r attempt to Intimidate the witness, and he wished he hai the writer of it before him he would teach him a lesson. Mr. Goeford agi I he had received other similar letters, but th-y had no t Sect upon him. Be was then asked as to R jger's acquaintance with a Miss 11-. on which Mr Hawkins observed that if this meant Miss Hales, of Canterbury, as to whom the defendant had sworn that he used to call at her house on Sundav, when he was m irch- ing the sol-iiers to chapel, one of the charges of peijary related to his statements as to that lady. M.TI -?ly 8a'd 1111,(1 n,lt to Miss Ha'es, but to a i iv. m on and Mr. Gosford, being asked about her, said he had heard Ro^er mention her name, th*t was all. Being asked whether Roger h-id not confided to him private wuhe3 and intentions with reference to that lady, he said, ?i y not' never [This was with a view to refer to « A. u to Miss Doughty, the pats ige in the letter of the 5th if January, 18 2—"My private wishes and in- tent'ons I have co fided to Mr. Gjsford.'J Mr. Gosford was then pressed as to whether the passages in that letter referring to Miss Doughty's marriage and i-sue did not Indicate that he had abandoned all idea of marrying her, but the Lord Chief Justice pointed out that these passages related to Roger's will, and a will only took effect on a man's death. Mr. Gosford was then asked,—Did Roger ever give you anything except that little piece of paper sealed up ?-No, nothing whatever on no occasion. You are quite sure of that ?-Quite. At the time he gave you the sealed packet, In the autumn of 1852, did he not pive you some other things ?—He did not give me any sealed packet In the autumn of 1S52, He gave me only one paper, In January, 1952, and he gave me nothing else. Mr. Gosford was then asked as to a letter of Roger's from Winchester, In which he said \fy stopping here h no choice of mine." and he said he thought it meant thut he could not go to Tichborne. Asked whether Roger did not tell him of the scene which had occurred bttween himself and Sir E. Doughty, he said, as he had said before, that Roger showed great emotion, shed tears, and showed great despondency. Askei whether he had not said tiat his uncle told him he could not allow his daughter to marry the son of a bastard, Mr. Gosford said with much warmt i thit hi was quite sure Sir Edward would never have used such an expression, and he could not conceive who c(,uld have invented so atrocious a fals-hood. Askei whether L'lly Tichborne was not forbidden to come t J Tlchborne, he said no, and The Lord Chief Justice observed that the letters showed that she was invited to Tichborne, and would not c ime. Mr. Justice Luih made a s milir observation, and One of the jury pointed out a letter which showed that she had been there. Mr. Kenealy pre!sed Mr. Gosford as to whether Roger had not compla nad of h s mother's treatment, and he said cer- tainly not. A-ked whether R ger was not sensitive as to his mither, he said he was not aware of it, and he used to exnrass great regret at her conduct. His attention was .-alt d to a passage in a letter of Roger's, 26th of June, 1852 I hope so n to li-ar from Lidy richborne. I hope she will not show too much diplomacy things are much too uear a crisis," &c He was asked what it referred to, and he said it referred to the probability of a match with some other person. The Lord Chief Justice observed that as Roger had just left Tichborne, and had there given bis cousin a copy of tha p iptr deposited in January, he had supposed it referred to Ro/er himself. Mr. Gosford said it did not. The understanding was that there was to be no engagement between him and his cousin. There was another gentleman whom he supposed Lady D jughty bad in view, anil the passage had reference to that. Alluding to reports to the prejudice of Roger, he said they had reference to his drinking. Being asked whether they had not reference to women, he said he was sure they had not. The Lord ChioF Justice said Lady Doughty's letter explain- iog her rei«ons spoke for itself, and there was not the most rt mote reft rence to such a topic. Tnere was not a word in the letters which had the slightest reference to It. Mr. Justice Mellor, Mr. Justice Lush, and one of the jury made similar observations. The witness also again con- firmed it entirely. He had never heard from anybody that Roger had been guilty of any impropriety with reference to women. Alluding to a passage in a letter of Roger, of JUlY, 1;62, "1 had no ideathtt her Ladyship WAS in a hurry things are going on rather fa-t at Tichborne," &c., he said the,e ex- prefS OhS referred to the Ideas of a possible marriage between his cousin and somebody else. Alluding to such expressions as I never thought things would come to sucn a ptinful conclusion for me," he said he believed they related to his own disappointment. Alluding to a passage In another letter of Roger's from Upton in August, 1852—"I whh to have a private conversation with you on some private buslnesiMr. Gosford said he did not remember now to what it referred, but he was sure it was of no import- ance. Alluding to another expression in a postscript to a letter of November 22—"Have you slept well "-he was asked whether Roger had not told him something that spoilt his sleep, to which Mr. Gosford answered laugh- ingly that it refprred to his being kept up till three in the morning by Roger, talking and smoking, and drinking brandy and water. Upon your oath, had he not told you, Sir, at that inter- view? Mr. Go-ford Upon my oath, he had not. Mr. Kenealv: You seemed to know what was coming. The Lord Chief Justice: So did ever,) body else, 1 should think. Mr. Gosford said that he saw what the counsel intended to ask, and he repeated his emphatic and solemn denial of it. Asked as to an expression as to Fairy Land, which Mr Kenealy suggefted referred to Tichbo.na, Mr. Gosford said it was a song Roger often used to sing, sometimes at two in the morning, and Mr, Hawkins an 1 Mr. Justice Lush referred to passages in Roger's letters which referred to the song. Mr. Kenealy, referring to an a lusion in one of Roger's letters to a bet between him aud Mr. Gosford, pressed the wit less whether he had not ma. te a bet that his cousin would provo in the family way. Mr Gosford (interrupting with great indisna'ion),—No, Eir he never uttered such a word I am nhooked thai such a suggestion should be made Pray answer the question calmly. Mr. Gosford Well, I will try to do so, but it Is difficult to restrain myself. I declare, upon my most folemn oath, that there was nothing of the kin t. The bet referred to whether he would go to Tichborne ag in. Mr. Kenealy It is capable of another Interpretation. Mr. Gosford Everything is ctpable of being turned'tnto a bad meaning by the ingenuity ot counsel. The Lord Chief Justice It is the client who suggests the qupntions You mitat not blame counsel. Mr. Gosford; For that reason I will baar with all good humour whatever questions counsel may ask. Mr. Kenealy I ao not draw on my imagination, I assure you. The topic was then dropped, and the cross-examination was direo ed to R -ger's acquaintance with mathematics Mr Gosford repeated that he studied them diligently, and worked problems from Euclid. Mr. Kenealy: Wou'd you be surprised to hear that he could not spell Euclid ? Mr. Gosford Yes, 1 should indeed be surprised. The Lord Chief Justice asked 10 what this referred. Mr. Kenealy said R 'ger spelt Euclid Uclid," but The Lord Cuief Justice. looking at the letter, pronounced that the word was clearly spelt Euclid." and the witness, the letter being handed to him, said so too, and that topic wa* dropped amid much laughter. The cross-examination was then directed to Roeer's sup- posed habt of drinking, and Mr. Gosford sail he thought a gieat deal too much of it. Roger would sit for an hour over a weak tumbler of brandy anu wati-r and a c gar. He was then asked to look at the thumb photographs (as they may be called) of Roger, and he said no doubt the thumb on one hand appeared to protrude beyond the nail. On being asked to look at the defendant's thumb he said it had the same appearance, and it was very noticeable N iw, are you prepared to say that there was not that ap- pearance on Roger's thumb ? Mr. G <sford.—I am prepared to say so. I am quite sure of It. Tne appearance Is so noticeable that It nmit have been observed if it had existed, and I am sure it did not exist on Roger's thumb-at all events when I knew him. But then he had been away for a year when the daguerreotypes from which these photographs were copit d were taken. The Lord Chief Justice Have you never seen photo- graphs which are defective In the hands ? Mr Gosford: Oh, yes. I have known ladles throw away their photographs from dissatisfaction on that account The Lord Chief Justice said he presumed there would be evidence on that head. A jurcr asked if these photographs were taken from the life. Mr. Kenealy said no; they were copied from the daguerreot) pes taken in Chill. The Juror But the thumb Is not In the daguerreotype Mr. Kenealy Because, as we say, it has been erased But we ray that it is in the negative Mr. Gosford, being pressed upon the subject, repeated his denial that anything of the kind exis ed in Roger at all events while he knew him. The cross examina- tion wis then directed to the accounts lie had given of his interviews with the defendant at Gravesend. He was asked whether before his first interview Mr. Cullington had not told him that the defendant complained of the cutting down of trees on the estate and he said he ha i heard of it sometime or other, but not then, andhodid not attach any importance, as he knew there was no truth in it. Of course trees had been cut down, but no more thai was proper or reasonable. Pressed ai to whether £ 30,00 ) worth of trees had not been cut down, he said it w is absurd; there was not £5 000 worth of timber altogether on the estate. The cross examination was then continued, and was not concluded when the Court adjourned, and Mr. Kenealy announced that it would last some time longer, as he had to examine the witness as to the in- terview with the defendant in the presence of Mr. Holmes, and also his interviews with various other parties.
The Claimant met with an accident on Saturday at Leeds. Several thousand p rsons assembled at the Royal Park, where it had been announced that the Claimant would appear and make a short speech. At about half-past eight he appeared on the orchestra, which was already crowded, and when coming to the front, am d cheers of the people, the floor gave way, aud with several of his iriends the Claimant fell the depth of seven or eight feet into the cellar below. The tumult that followed is said to be "indescribable," and fears were enter- tained that the Claimant was killed. In a few moments, however, all who had fallen were rescued, none the worse for the accident except a few bruises, and the Claimant afterwards addressed the assemblage.
Ulisrellamoxts JtrMIigenrje, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL, FOREIGN TRADE OF AMERICA. — The New York Chamber of Commerce has published statistics of the foreign trade of the United States for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1872. These show that the prin- cipal trade of America is with Great Britain. The Amt-ricans receive two-fifths of their imports from this country, to which they send much more than half their exports, receiving goods valued at nearly 241 millions of dollars, and sending out produce amounting to neaily 285 million*. The trade ntxt in importance to* this U that with Cubt, the imports being 66 millions and the exports 12 millions. The trade with Germany stands third, America receiving over 45 millions and sending out 36 millions; and France fourth,' the Amer;can imports thence being 42 millions, and ex- ports 22 millions. The aggregate imports of the United States in 1872, deducting re-exports, were 615,569,569 dollars, go!d valuation, and the exports, also stated at a gold valuation on the basis of ten per cent. piemium, were 500 W9,144 dollars, showing an excess of imports of 117,369,825 dollars. THE SECOND SIEGE OF PARIs.-The Foreign Office has issued the following translation of a notice published in the French Journal Officiel of Jane 2°. The persons who suffered damages in the following arrondiisements, in consequence of the operations un- dertaken by the French army for re-entry into Paris, are invited to present themselves to the mairies of those arrondissements at the following times Eighth arroudissement, June 24, from 11 to 4 14ch arrondisse- ment, July 1 and 2, from 11 to 4; 15th arrondissement, J nl V 4 and 5, irom 11 to 4 16tn anrondissement, June 26 to July 10, from 11 to 4 17th arrondiseement, June 25 to'28, from 11 to 4. In exchange for the letter of advice, which has been addressed to them, there will be delivered to them a provisional certificate setting forth the amount of indemnity to which they are entitled. They must be provided with documents establishing their ideatity. A further notice will make known the time for delivering the certificates in the suburban communed." NEW ACT ON MATRIMONIAL CAUSES.—The statute which received the Royal assent laat week hai- been printe to extend to suits for nu!lity (,f marriage the Jaw with respect to the intervention of Her Majesty's Proctor and other suits in England for dill. solving marriages. Pro visions in the Ac1, recited in the tcheduhs are extended to suits for nullity of mar- riage, to the effect that a decree for divorce is re- quired in the fir..t instance to be a decree Nisi, and no to be made absolute until after the expiration of s x months, unless the Court otherwi e direct, aud provi- sion is made for any person showing cause why the decree should not be made absolute by reason of the same having keen obtained by collusion, or of material facts not having been brought before the Court; and power is given to any person to give information to Her Majesty's Proctor, who is thereupon authorized to take such steps as the Attorney-General may deem ni-cessary or expedient, and such Proctor, if he sus- pects that any parties to the suit are acting in collu- tion for the purpose of obtaining a divorce contrary to the justice of tby case is authorized under the dire;tion of the Attorney-General, and by leave of the Court, to intervene in the suit, and otherwibe proceed as therein mentioned, and provision is made for the payment of his costs in so acting. A HIGHLAND SENTINEL.—A Highland regi- ment was stationed in India. On a night when Tne Brig o' Perth" was the watchword, a comparatively raw lad was placed as a sentry. After he had paced backwards and forwards for some time, one of his own regiment came up, and the sentinel challenged him with. Who goes there?" The soldier answered, A friend," Pe she friend or no friend," replied the faithful watch, "gin she dinna bring ta Brig o'Perth wi' her, she'll shoot." BUTTER FROM CONDENSED MILK.—AN ex- periment of a very interesting character was made on Saturday at the International Exhibition at South Kensington. Butter of very good quality was made from milk condensed and preserved by Mr. Hooker's process, and kept uncovered in an open vessel exposed to all the oxydibing influences of the air for two years. In this process the expensive vacuum pans hicherto used by previous inventors are avoided, and the pre- paration of the milk can be carried on in any dairy properly provided with the necessary vessels. The success of Mr. Hooker's process is sufficiently demon- strated by the extraordinary test to which it has been subjected; but the intrinsic value of the experiment is in the indication it gives of becoming one means of increasing the importation of wholesome feod for the requirements of ever increasing communities in popu. lous countries. CONSUMPTION OF SPIRITS.- In the first quar- ter of the year 1873 duty was paid on 6,877,953 gallons of home-made spirits, for consumption as beverage in the United Kingdom, being an increase of 684,051 gal- lons over the quantity in the corresponding period of the preceding year, or upwards of 11 per cent. In Eng- land the quantity was 3,790,712 gallons, an increase of 336,838 gallons in Scotland, 1,466,124 gallons, an in- crease of 157,223 gallons; in Ireland, 1,621,117 gallons, q^?86 1^9,985 gallons. In the same period I,o25,oo0 proof gallons of imported rum were entered for consumption in the United Kingdom, an increase of 275,236 gallons; 951,163 proof gallons of imported brandy, an increase of 71,814 gallons; and 246,810 proof gallons of other imported spirits, not sweetened or mixed, being an increase of 70,029 gallons. SORVIVORS OF WATERLOO. — Dr. Coghlan, rector of Mourne Abbey, and chaplain to theLord- Lieutenant of Ireland, writes us (Che Times) from Mallow, County Cork, to make an addition to the list j 110w living who were engaged in the battle u V^erl?0- that James Nice served in iAJ e Brigade. His age now is 84. His pension is lOd. a day. He is the sexton of Dr. Coghlan's church, and as such has E4 4s. a year. Except the little help he can get from his children he has nothing else to support himself and his wife. They want many things, which they cannot get for themselves as they are both delicate, as well as old. James Nice is a native of Hampshire. He left the army with a good character. A very little would help him very much. He would not take assistance from Dr. Coghlan, but the latter thinks that if any old Waterloo man or any soldier sent him help Lorn sentiment he would see it as he ought to see it when he knows he has not begged. THE GAIT OF LADIES. Art thee in pain my dear, aud can I assist thee ? once tenderly in- quired a simple-minded Quaker lady of a fashionably- dressed damsel who was making ber way along a crowded promenade almost bent double in the style lately de rigueur. One of the journals to which the ladies look for instruction in the fashion announces a welcome change in the fashionable gait. Its will no longer be ne essary that beauty should assume the wed appearance which excited the solicitude of the good Quakeress. She may now, after long eclipse, as- sert herself s A daughter of the go-is, divinely tall, And most divinely fair. But she is still carefully to avoid a perfectly natural gait. It appears that thz skiit of the day is to cling very closely round the feet, and that to increase this ciit ging appearance many ladies are taking to walk ai th >ugh their feet were tied together. This promises to afford the public some amusement, for, as in the former case, the fashionable habit will, no d jubt. spread through all classes of society. Now, although a very fine lady, who enjoys the privilege of being c tretully supported to her carriage, need scarcely walk at all, this new device in carriage will be extremely unfavour- able io run from a fire or to catch sight of the Shah UNIMENTIONAI. CANNIBALISM. —A "very special" correspondent of the Paris Figaro gives the following anecdote of Sir Baitle Frere when at Zanzi- bar :— Sir Bartle and his son, during an expedition up comtry had imprudent y wandered from their escort and lost their way. After some time they perceived a negro's hut, and ttrtd and hungry, proceeded to claim hospitality. An old DiSrtfS ared ,at tlla door and pave them some etrgs wh ch our envoy at once converted Into an omelette, "and seeing numbers ot liltle round black balls suspended from the roof and fancying them to be small mushrooms, popped them into the pan utterly disregarding the old woman's anxious remonstrances. Alter their meal in carne the owner of the cabin, who on learning what his visitors had done broke luto a violent rage. 'Miserable strangeis,' cried he, 'you have eaten all my war trophies and, in answer to Sir fiartle'a Inquiries, informed him that what he had taken for mush- rooms were no less than the ears of bis enemies whom he had killed in battle. "Sir Bartle Frere," adds Figaro, was ill with Indigestion for four days." CLEVER CUCKATOOS. One of them was known 4l Cock," and the other by the more diginitied name r- Lindley." Cocky pretented to have a violent toothache, and nursed its beak in its claw, rocking itself backwards and forwards as if in the greatest agony, and in answer to all the remedies proposed, croaking out, Oh, it ain't a bit of good and finally sidling up to the edge of the perch, and saying iu a hoarse but confidential whisper, -Give us a drop of whiskey, do. I liked its sewing performance very much-to see it hold a piece stuff underneath the claw which rested on the perch, and pretended to sew with tne other, getting into difficulties with its thread and finally setting up a loud song in praise of sewing' ma- chines, j flst as if it were an advertisement. The Doctor's best performance is when he imitates a hawk. He reserves this fine piece of acting until his mistress is feeding her poultry; then, when all the hens and chickens, turkeys and pigeons, are in the quiet enjoy- ment of their breakfas. or supper, the peculiar shrill cry of a hawk is heard overhead, and the Doctor is seen circling in the air, uttering a scream occasionally. Tne fowls never find out tbat it is a hoax, but run to Bhelter, cackling in the greatest alaim—hens clucking loudly for their clrcks, turkeys crouching under the bushes, the pigeons takiag refuge in their house. As soon as the ground ia quite clear, Cocky changes his wild notes for peals of laughter from a high tree, and finally alighting on the top of a hencoop filled with trembling chickens, remarks in a suffocated voice, You'll be the death of me."
EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN. A reward of B200 is offered by the Irish Government for information leading to the arrest of the murderer of Patrick Mitchell, Mr. Gubbins's land steward, £ 100 for In- formation leading t > conviction of the murderer, and a free par on to any accomplice. The report of the Crystal Palace Company states that the next rriennial Handel Festival wid be held in 1874. During the nineteen years sinca tho opening, on June luj 1854, the palaca has been visited by more than 33,0u0,000 persons. The directors state that with regard to the pre- cautions taken since the fire at the Crystal Palace in 1866 analnst any future event of the kind, that the i"r.<e reservoir (two acres in area) is distant inly 240 feet from the main building, that the tanks and cisterns, including those on tile high towers, are kept constantly fuil, and that the mains which pervade the building are always charged night and day. An Aberdeen testator has given, devised, and be- queathed his wearing apparel to his wife, for the reason that she had been accustomed to wear them during her married life. A picture by Leonardo da Vinci, representing the daughters of Lot and the burning of Sodom, has been brougi,t to light at S dnt Lizler, Arifi^e, France. It bears the painter's name. An elderly Portuguese lady, having pledged herself to make a pilgrimagerto a distant shrine barefoot, her friends persuaded her that the fatigue would prove fataL She per. sisttd, however, in going to the shrine, and In going bare- foot but she went in a sedan chair In the new Act to amend the law relating to juries In Ireland it is enacted that any person who cannot relid 81Jd write the Eng Idi language or who is mentally afflicted shall be absolutely freed from being returned or serving on any Jury. The Hospital Sunday has long been a household word in Scotland under a similar name, "The Infirmary Sunday." For half a century churches and chapels of all denominations have devoted the church collections of a special Sunday named by the civic authorities. A paper tells us of a cat which is bringing up two rats along with her own kittens, and thinks she has risen abrve the prejudices of race. The cat is no fool, and when those rits ges plump and fat, she and those kittens will make a most sumptuous dinner of them. « A meeting in .London on Monday of the Royal Geographical Society was held at Burlington House, wnen Sir iiarlle Frere, the recently-tlecied president, occupied the chair lor the tirst time. In commencing the procteuiugs, Sir Ha.tIe referred in eulogistic terms to the services of Dr. Livingstone, and intimated that, on the recommendation of Mr. Glidntone, the Queen had granted a pension of >/3 o per annum on the Civil List to the distingu'ehed traveller in recognition of the value of his researches in Central Africa This announcement was received with gentral applause. At a publio meeting of inhabitants held on Monday, it was Btated that Miss Trafford Southwell, of Honinirton Hall, Grantham, had supplemented her ma(!nlficent 8 llt t 1 6 ,tf0,vn ,}y au endowment of ™ n ii i u ,ot MiSs Southwell's gift reaches £ 16,000 The thanks of the town were passed to the generous lady for her splendid liberality. At the Dublin Commission Court Edward O. Kelly was tned, for the third time, on the charge of attempting to murder D.vid Murphy, formerly ca,hter In the Irishman ufflce, on the loth October last. The two previous trials proved abortive, through the disagreement of the jury. He was now found guilty, and sentenced to penal servitude for life. When the sentenced was pronounced a scene occurred in court. All his relatives and iriends began to cry, and ap- oeal to the Judge. A young woman, to whom itwas Itated Kelly was engaged to be married, was carried out of court aviug fainted. A young lady on the third tier of the o pera. proposed i ihis riddle to a married gentleman while he was looking up idmiringly at her from the stalls;—VVny is a hen-peckel i msband like an opera-hat? Ho said," A" you are apparently 13 much more elevated than I I Rive it up She replied, I Becan?e he's very big when out, but immediately shuts i tp when he gets home." He responded by the following .— s I We are told there is nothing made in vu:n. But how about i pretty young girl ? Isn't she maiden vain ?" ( At the annual dinner of the Institu Architects on Saturiay, Mr. Barry propoi ■ici-nca. Sir F. Grant responding tor i»ain6ers and scalptors a3 dvarft-d into In orcsence of sue i magn'ticent architects'. St Paul's and Westminster Abbey but he toe noble s'ructur-s now being raised. that hence London would be a city of wh ch the well he proud Mr Ha-vksley, replying for 'inted the nivorcc between engineering an t) the ^i-iinclinntlon of architects to adopt ne1 modes of workmanship. The carpenters and joiners of Exeter r on Monday morning, after having been on months, for a reduction of the hours of labou per week, and an increase to 511. per hour it now go into work for 50! honrs per week an to be paid according to hi* skill. Ernest El ward Avery, 13 years of a; klvi n<! Richmond, was drowned on » ITI a!i lnThames, off Petersham Meadoi or nis depth and was carried by the current i d»ng -^rous ballast holeg. Another boy bravelj bole two or three time", and eventually, with 'if a waterman, succeeded in bringing the bo< but too late to restore life. An address which has been presented to praying f,r the preservation of the modtin alit ges that recently three travellers were obs on the head of the Great Sphinx and dehberal arge piece from one 01 the ears. It is vouched for as a faofc that a ( Crispin had an order for a pair of shoes, and able fact, illustrative of his punctuality and he delivered them in Gloucester, a few day months aft"r his customer had been dead Mrs. Thomson, daughter of the great J Burns, died last week at Cross-my-loof, near ( ripe age of fourscore and four years, thus seve Barn's family with the present generation. We learn from St. Petersburg that G mann captured the fortress of Kasarasp, on of the Amu Daria, on the 25th ult., as well and amunition left by the enemy, who fled. From India we have accounts of viole: extraordinary heat. On the 27th ult. the h was, according to the Gazette, almost uubear mometer registering 90 degrees in the dayti nit;ht. At five o'clock in the evening th wind, followed by a storm of dust which pe v here. The heat continued sooppreativeaft theatre was closed, as no one would venture there was a storm which carried away thi houses, and in Matheran the rain and thundi leut that people thought the south-west moni premature'y. On the following day Bombay a storm of wind and rain, and the weathei cooler. Several deaths had occurred from hi Paris advices state that the wheat crc something to be dsslred In Francs. Iu G. Italy, and Hungary the crop prespects are, sidered satisfactory. A correspondence between Earl Euf Belfast Home Rule Association has been p Association sent to his lordship a petition t Lords praying for an investigation into the co Laws >u at the late Antrim Atsizas In rep said that he would present the petition, but port the prayer. American papers states that Mr. Hespc Ontario at the end of May with three Russl Commissioners, who were on their way t( ascertain If it is advisable for their people that country. The Ccmmissioners are said 100,000 people. At a meeting of the National Educa held at Birmingham, resolutions were passed of the Education Act Amendment Bill, and in candidature of Mr. Cox at Bath, as the uphol principles of national education. It is stated that the difficulties in prep a substitute for coal have been at length sui that It is expected" peat coal" will soon be it less than 10s. a ton. It is said to mike e scarcely, it at all inferior to good ordinary coi Interesting discoveries have been made Cathedral, including portions of the first catl in the year 604 enc tustic tiles cov. red with rt two leaden coffins, one of which ia supposed remains of Itbamar, Bishop of Rochester, Wh4 Several van .load of plants in flower, ai leaved and ornamental ones, were sent from ingham Palace, by order of Her Majesty'* Cot as,-ist in its decoration during the residence Persia A shocking and fatal accident occurred night at the Macclesfield station of the Lorn We-tern Railway. Some excursionists from were crossing the rails, when they were knoc: goods train. Two women were killed instan several other persons seriously Injured. Th tmson, the poet, had an uncle, a mechanic, who could do many things with ] contemplated James's indolent, dreamy, fee ter with Imoallent displeasure. When th< Seasons Winter "-had been completed, J by a presentation copy, to triumph over hi ticism and to propitiate his good opinion h, huid'omely bound. The old man never lot asked what the book was about, hut, turninv round in gratified admiration, exclaimed, our Jamie'i doing now?—weei, I never thong wud hae had the handicraft to do the like A rev. gentlfman ia a paper on the u-te in rellgiou. education, quoted tte following pi essay of a Sunday soho ar Peter was a grei (Jal,ghter)-Who was converted on his way (Laughter.) On one occasion he healed a I Herod was so grieved at it thit he put Peter I newed laughter ) Bat during the night Pe doors down and got away. On another c walKed on the water to Peter's ship, and w taken him on board he said, 'Thou art Pete rock will [ build my church (Laugnter.) Pe ear of the high priest, and then denied the after his resurrection he told Jesus that he « and so He forg Ive him, and to show that he fi healed his wife." (Laughter and cheers.) A Kiel Professor of Philosophy has, acc German paptra, given a ball to celebrate the 2, sary of the birth of Piato I A detachment of marksmen left Canad day to take part in the Wimbledon contest. A man ia Pennsylvania has invented a is made to operate upon the selfl«h passion o and lea 1 him into trour te. Tne Mechanic and description of the trap, says that a mirror is of the device bejoad the bait, and as his ratsh foraging expedition, he not only espies the bi same ttme b-dleves his own image in the mirro: rat mak-ng fur it on the opposite side. This ii rat nature to stand and be ceol over, so he rust and meets his fate. The culture of the Euryale ferox has t at Kesv, where a plant may be seen in the sai as that In which the Victoria R^gia is growing of this Etfct India Nyinptseiceous plant are r but otherwise not very unlike those of the Roy Toey are circular, spiny above and below, a surface tttin is purple, and the upper one gree a tendency to flower In a younger state thai Regia. The following dialogue is said to have the Faubourg St Honore, Paris, bttween a pi tleman and his gr uddauehter" Wnat make white, grandpapa? inquires the maiden. my dear I was in the ark," says grandpapa he with a reckless regard for truth, which does not in the old man's favour. Oh, says the child, relative with a fresh interest, "are y >u Noah? not Noah." Are you 3hem, theu ? "No, I Are you Ham ? No, I am not even mmt be Japhet," says mademoiselle, at the i torical tether and growing rather impatient ol that surrounded her aged relative's identifii I'm not Japhet." Then, grandpapa, you're a Mr. Frank Buckland is as inveterate a cur as Ingoldsby's Sir Thomas the Good, whose fate n escape ('e Larks the Court Journal). Anythit in the fish line (the fish, not the line), from i shark, he snaps up with avidity, and his fri< many, keep him Well supplied with queer prele describes in Land and Water his last euriosii at a a of an ojBter, the shells ot which are ti round the neck of a mouse. The head is ins therefore I cannot examine It. The oyster, wh native, was probably lying in a larder with tht when the mouse put its head In to eat the meat and was Immediately nipped by it." An amusing story of Messier, the gi comet seeker, Is related by Mr. R A. Proci covery of a new comet seemed to him more in the gravest earthly events. His wife's last llln with his astronomical work to such an extent tt ceecled in detecting a oomet for wblicit both watch. A friend who met him a short time a Messier's death condoled with him on that sad responded the man of science, it was hard- that after all my watchIng I was obliged to 1, scope just when the comet came Another remarkable scheme for impro tion has been started in the United St catled Spier's Travelling Sidewalk." An end platform is to be constructed on an elevated motive power being from large stationary en ground. The "Sidewalk" is to be perpetual one side of a street or avenue and down the rate of nineteen miles an hour. Passengers at on or off the platform by means of transfer stopping the movement of the train. A few days ago a young schoolmistress down the names and ages of her scholars, at th, meat of the term She asked a little white II B ¡b how old are you" He said—"Myname John." "Well," sa d the schoolmistress, whi of your name?" "Way, that's all the name I John." "well, what is your father's name?" I put pap's name down, he ain't got any he's toi school." "Well, how old are you?" "I ain't am young." A cun m? mistake was made by an Irish few days ago, who went to the post office, think: pubUcJionse, bottle in hand, and asked for eighti nf whisky. A clerk, mauaglng to preserve his g the bottle to the water-tap, and filled it with tl liquid supplied from Waittle Dene; corked it u returned it to the visitor, telling bar that he would be a good cus oaier in future, butgeneroii to accept payment, as that was the first tin: honoured the establishment with her patrol wo nan, who evidently was unaccustomed to sucl expressed her thanks in eulogistic terms, and m way rejoicing." A distinguished soldier was buried 1 General Buckley, before he entered the army, wa honour to George ill, and one evening the m walking in the Home Park when he suddenly swinging blow between the shoulders, and at the a boyish voice exclaimed, "One for you, Buokle) the astonished sovereign could turn h,s assailant peared. On returning to the Castle the King sui ths pages, and addressed them with "S-s-show me yes, the man-that struck Buckley-druck Buck' needless to say not one of the buys answered, bu King added, "Because I was Buckley," the confu culpnt hetrayed him. All the notice, however, farmer King took of the event was to send soon al boys the commissions they were longing for, an of them served his country nobly In India aud I where he died of dysentery, the other faithfully old master's granddaughter until his death last we O ie of tho new taxes at Rome has led sence of a well kuown feature of former days Lnpatti, the pretty graceful little Spitz dogs, wh ana curveted and barked on the front soats of I street carriages; and many a harrowing scene place as the young Roman drivers have felt col part with the faithful little companions of their d The Hargrave collectior. of pictures recenl London by Messrs. Christie, affords examples of s highest prices ever given for the work of livi Thus Mr. Mitlait' "Awake," a little girl starting u the song of a canary—a picture weil known by thE -was sold for 1 417 guineas Mr. Frith's "Pope m to Lady Mary," f^r the same sum Sir E. Landi picture. Pensioner?," 1,680 guineas, and Mr. "Boy with many Friends," 2,100. Celebrated people, especially poets, ofl strange penalties as the price of their popularity Life Letters ot Mrs. Slaouruey, she speaks of the In "r quests" that came to her, and gives some fromk record that she attempted to keep for awb following are a sample A funeral hymn for i wh<-n hn should die, he being now n-ell and prE usual." Tlio owner of a canary-bird, which hai tally :.i starved t > death, wishes S001e ehgl!iC vel punctuate a manuscript volume of three hundr-d mthor having always had a dislike to the burinest tnatioB, finding that it brines on a pain in the bl ierk.' To prepare toe memoir of a coloured pi whose character and exlptence I was ignorant." ;o assist a seivnn^ man, not very well able to read, ng the Sunday-school lessons, and to write out a iwers for him. clear through the book, to save b A monody for the loss of a second wife, fortified jument that I had compesed one at the death of tt