AFFECTION'S PARTING STANZAS. If to a foreign land I go, My heart with thee I leave Then think of me, and love me too, I will not thee deceive. No proffered hand or gold Shall tempt my heart again, Its secrets to unfold, Or tune my maddened brain. That rim of gold I wear I'll proudly leave with thee; Perhaps, when in another sphere, Thou'llt heave a sigh for me. Trafalgar. MARIA.
OUR FRENCH FRIEND. It's coming is he ?' quoth our J OHIf, C I've heard that talk before'— And then his eye fell straight upon His stick behind the door. < 1 wonder if 'twould suit our Friend (JOHN'S face was rather grim) For me to save his coming here, By going there to him.' Because you know, old girl,' says he, I'm hearty, strong, and hale, And I'd be all the better for A little bit of sail I fancy, too, he thinks I'm not Quite sound in wind or limb. I've really half a thought, old girl, Of going there to him. 4 Besides, you know, I shouldn't be A stranger to the way, I visited the spot before In BONYPARTY'S day. That very stick I took with me- It hasn't grown more slim: I swear, old gal, I'm half inclined To go across to him. I hate to give a gentleman More trouble than there's need. And crossing water makes our Friend Uncommon cross indeed. And if, as these here letters say, To meet me is his whim, Why dang my buttons, MOTHER BULL, I'll go across to him. Mayhap he'd like to have a crack About old days gone by, Egypt, and Spain, and Trafalgar, If he would, so would I. About those days I rather think His memory's getting dim, And that's another reason, dame, Why 1 should go to him. 1 There's MASTER JACK may mind the house I'm gfad he's bought a gun, If he don't keep you safe and sound, He's not his father's son. So fill a mug, Our Friend's good health, Yes, fill it to the brim: If he'll but say he means to come, By George, I'll go to him.' -Punch.
NEW MUSIC. VOICE or THE SUKXBB WIND: Poetry by J. P. Douglas; Music by G. A. Macfarren. Cramer, Beale, and Chappel. Mr Macfarren setting a simple ballad is something like Chantrey carving a cherry-stone. But whatever he does, whether in opera, cantata, or the simplest form of lyric, no Englishman of the present day can be said to com- pare with the gifted composer before us. In simplicity, unity, and vigor of melody, combined with a perfect mastery over the whole resources of harmony, Macfarren stands alone. His Voice of the Summer Wind' pos- sesses remarkable beauty, and is worthy even of him. Mr Douglas's words possess that terseness, sweetness, and point, so eminently characteristic of all his ballads. We predict great popularity for the song, and cordially re- commend it to our lady friends.
THE STATE OF ITALY. The following letter from Lord Ellenborough to Lord Brougham, has just been published: 4 Southam, Delabere, Nov. 5. My dear Brougham,—I propose to subscribe a small sum to the fund for the purchase of arms to be placed at the disposal of Garibaldi. 4 If all those who wish well to the cause of indepen- dence in Italy would, for the same purpose, subscribe such small sums as they can spare without inconvenience, the aggregate amount of their contributions would be large, and they would materially assist in supplying the Italians with the means of making themselves respected. Arms, organisation, and discipline constitute the real strength of a peopie. In proportion to that strength is the respect it obtains. Upon that foundation alone the independence of every country must really rest. I admit, with deep regret, that the Italians have, as yet, mrde but little use of the opportunity which the events of the war have placed before them. 'They have confined themselves very much to re- joicings in anticipation of the indpendence which they have neither achieved nor deserved. They have been waiting to receive from the hands of others that which they should disdain to owe to any hands but their own. 4 Acting under the direction of men hastily selected, and unequal to the crisis in which they were called forth to govern, they are even now, I fear, in Central Italy, insufficiently prepared against the threatened invasion of c the two most contemptible of armies-those of Naples c and of the Pope. t 41 will still hope for better things. I will hope that. 1 stimulated by the insults to Italy which are conveyed in a the demands France is about to make in the Congress, c they will rise to vindicate their right to choose their t own Government, and clutch the arms by which alone it t can be secured y 'There is in Italy one man who has at once a bead to i direct, a hand to execute, and a heart which tells him f what is right. That man is Garibaldi. f Let the Italians follow where he leads, and they will at least acquire the honour which has been so long un- 1 known to them as a people. ] 4 He has no measures to observe with France. If he i should obtain success, he will not consent to hold the provinces he liberates as a fief of the French empire. He will not lend himself to the carrying out of the idea of the first Napoleon, that France should be sur- rounded by weak dependent States. 4 If the Italians should obtain no change but that of substituting the influence of France for that of Austria, they will only have changed the outward form of their humiliation, and have laid the foundations of perpetual disunion and of constantly recurring war in their country. 41 believe that the creation of a great, united, and independent State in Italy (and to be independent it must be great) would tend more than any other measure which could be adopted to secure the peace of Central Europe. 4 Incapable of entertaining projects of conquests beyond the Alps, which it would be evidently impossible to realise, such a State would have a common interest with Austria in closing that natural barrier against the foreigner; and Austria, relieved from all apprehension on the side of Italy, would, in union with Germany, present on the Rhine and on the Vistula, a concentrated strength which no ambition would assail, because none conld hope to overcome. This was the opinion I formed at the Congress of Vienna. I expressed it in the House of Commons in 1816. I have adhered to it through life. The unexpected events in the early part of this year appeared at one time to place this great result almost within our grasp. 41 will still trust that such high hopes have not been held out to Europe only for a moment, to be then dashed away and to deceive. I will trust that the Italians may prove themselves not unworthy of their fortune, and may be mindful of other and higher traditions than those to which France has directed their regards. At least, let us, sympathising with them in circum- stances which were once our own, place in their hands the arms by which alone, under Providence, their re- demption can be achieved. 4 In the will of Providence must rest their success, but with arms in their hands they may at least instead of being unresistingly transferred, like cattle, by foreignres, fall nobly like soldiers in the field, and acquire that glorious name which has been accorded by the concur- rence of all ages to those who perish in the attempt to liberate their conntry. 4 It would give me much satisfaction to learn that you approve of the step I propose to take, and that although you may not agaee with me in all particulars, you agree with me in the main in the views I have expressed. 4 Ever, my dear Brougham, yours most sincerely, 4 ELLENBOROUGH.'
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. PAILIP, November 5.—The Emperor arrived here to- day at three o'clock from Compiegne, and proceeded to the Hotel du Louvre to pay a visit to the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia. PABIS, November 7.—The preparations for the Chinese expedition continue with great activity; 8,000 men will piobably take their departure during the first fortnight in December. No definite appointment of officers has yet been made to command the expeditionary corps. PARIS, November 9.—The Moniteur of to-day pub- lishes a dispatch from General Martemprey addressed to the Minister of War, and dated near Zekkora, Novem- ber 6th. General Durieux with two divisions attacked the Zekkora and forced the hostile trrbes to retire towards the south. General Durieux by skilful manoeuvring ob- tained a victory over the tribes, equally as brilliant as the victory of Malah. In addition to a great quantity of booty, the horses and arms of the Spahis who had been killed at Sidi-Zaer were retaken. The troops are in ex- cellent health and spread terror everywhere before them, and the people implore their mercy. BERLIN, November 8.—It is stated, on reliable au- thority, that at the interview held at Breslau, the Em- peror of Russia and the Prince-Regent of Prussia have determined not to consent to a revision of the Treaty of 1815 nor to take part in any Congress in which Eng- land is not to be represented the last resolution being proposed by Russia. ZURICH November 7.—Yesterday the French and Sardinian' Plenipotentiaries held a conference, lasting from 12 till 2 o'clock; after which a conference of all the Plenipotentiaries was held, which lasted until three o'clock. In consequence of a fresh incident occurring in the settlement of the financial question, the signing of the treaty of peace has been deferred for several days. ZURICH, November 8.—The signature of the treaty has been delayed on account of Austria claiming pay- ment of the j60,000,000 florins due by France on account of Piedmont in Conventions Munze instead of the new Austrian currency. Baron de Bourqueney has referred the question to Paris for instructions, and it is thought that the difficulty will be overcome, and the treaty signed without further delay. CASSEL, November 7.—The Elector has refused to re- ceive the Address of the Chamber of Deputies concerning the re-establishment of the Constitution of 1831. To- morrow the Second Chamber will pass further resolutions, probably to forward an address to the Federal Diet. PARMA, November 7.—The National Assembly of Parma has resolved upon conferring full powers on Prince Carignan, and has appointed his Highness Regent. MODENA, November 7.—The Assemblies of Parma and Modena, convoked yesterday, determined unanimously to-day on electing Prince Carignan as Regent. FLORENCE, November 7.—The Assembly has resolved to take into consideration the proposition to create Prince Carignan Regent of Tuscany in the name of the King of Sardinia, and will give its vote on this subject to-morrow. The resolution was received with cheering by the public. BOLOGNA, November 7.—The Minister, the Marquis de Pepoli, read to-day before the Assembly a message announcing that the Government had always pursued a system of moderation, and further stated that the financial resources of the country had during the last quarter in- creased a million and a half; and concluded by saying that the establishment of a Regency would place the credit of the country on a firm footing, and that Central Italy would appear before the Congress with more authority. The National Assembly of the Romagnese has unani- mously voted the Regency of Prince Carignan, and has invested him with full powers. The Prussian Gazette publishes an article of which the following is a summary:—The Algemeine Zeitung insists on its statement that the interview between the Emperor If Russia and the Prince Regent of Prussia bad a ten- lency hostile to England. The same paper pretends bat Prussia bad entered upon the policy of France and Russia to isolate England, and had promised to maintain m unconditional neutrality in case war should be de- :Iared by France against England. In order to support hese absurd insinuations the Algemeine Zeitung refers to be imaginary statements of some Prussian newspapers vhich are known to belong to the Opposition press, and which have a self-understood interest to disfigure every itep of the Government for the sake of obtaining a basis 'or attacks against it. The writers of the Algemeine Zeiting place themselves by their conduct on the same footing with certain French journal, which, in trans- lating the malevolent conjectures of the Prussian Oppo- iition press, transformed them intojaositive facts. These tactics may be considered ingenious, but are hardly patriotic or useful to the interests of Germany.' VIENNA, November B.-The Schiller Festival has been celebrated here to-day in a most brilliant manner in pre- sence of immense crowds of people. The torch-light processions were numerous and well attended. The greatest order and enthusiasm prevailed throughout the town. The weather was exceedingly fine until towards the conclusion of the festival, when rain fell, but not, however, in any considerable quantity. MADRID, November 7.—Marshal O'Donnell will posi- tively leave this evening. The transport steamers de- tained on account of bad weather have now arrived at Algerisas, and offensive operations will commence im- mediately. INDIA. By the arrival of the Bombay mail we have received our private correspondence and files of papers from Bom- bay to the 12th of October. We take the following summary from the Bombay TImes 4 We announced shortly in last adviccs that an expedi- tion was about to sail from Bombay for the reduction of the Waghurs (a piratical race inhabiting the north-west the Waghurs (a piratical race inhabiting the north-west point of Kattiawar, where the famous shrine of Dwarka is situated, who had thrown off their allegiance to the Gui- cowar and betaken themselves to the traditionary prac- tices of their tribe; fer the suppression of which three expeditions have been fitted out from Bombay within this century. By the Zenobia, which arrived in harbour yes- terdy, we learn that the operations of the force have been already brought to a successful close. The fort and island of Beyt were stormed on the 7th instant. The expedition arrived off the is! and on the 3rd instant. On the morning of the 4th, says the Standard. two boats, armed, from her Majesty's styamer Feroze, two from her Majesty's steamer Zenobia, and one boat from her Majesty's steamer the Victoria, the whole under the command of Lieut. Chitty, of the India navy, were sent to cut off the boats belong- ing to the enemy. On the 5th he Feroze, the Zenobia, the Victoria, the Clyde, and the Constance opened fire on the fort, which was continued all day. On the 6th the troops landed under cover of the guus of the fleet at two p.m. The enemy made a stout resistance, and from sixty to eigthy of our men were killed or wounded. Our loss is 2 officers killed, 2 officers wounded, 13 men of the 28th Regiment killed and 33 wounded i 9 men of the 6th Native Infantry killed and 12 wounded. The names of the officers killed are-Lieut. Mackormick, 28th Foot, and Ensign Willaume, 6th Native Infantry. The Zenobia has brought down the following wounded officers and men:—Capain Glasspoole#. Lieut. Grant, 33 men of her Majesty's 58th Regiment; 10 men of the 6th Native In- fantry; 2 men of the Marine Battalion. 4 We know little as yet with certainty of the causes of this outbreak, which is more likely, however, to have originated in the turbulence of the people than in the oppressions of the Guicowar, if we are to judge of their history from remote time. The promontory to which Dwarka and Beyt belong has been distinguished in all time, under the name of Okhamundul (had district), for the th evish character of ils people and the sterility of its soil, while by singular accident it Is hard to say whether it is mora infamous on these grounds than sacred on an- other as the chosen dwelling-place of Khrishna. 4 Rao Ram Buksh, talookdar of Doondenh Khera, whose capture we reported last mail, has been found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged. He is one of the many who treacherously betrayed unfortunate fugitives during the rebellion. Those from Cawnpore who sought shelter upon his estate were barbarously murdered by this mon- ster, whose name will not be forgotten for ages. We have not heard of his actual execution, but think it is hardly likely that even Lord Canning will pardon him. Rajah Jyelall Singh was also found quilty of abetting the mur- der of Miss Jackson, Mrs Green and others. He was convicted on the clearest and most conclusive evidence; hosts of witnesses dtposed, not only to his having been the primary mover in the massacre of our countrymen and countrywomen, but also to his having stood by and witnessed, if not actually superintended, the proceedings. His execution was to take place at Lucknow. on the first, at sunrise, on th3 spot where his victims were murdered. A small monument marks it. It will be a relief when we hear that the hangman has not been disappointed in dis- posing of these two fiends. The case of Jyelall has ex- cited as much interest in Oude as did those of the Xawab of Furruckabad. 4 The Nana is still, it is said, on the north bank of the Raptee, where its course from the hills flows westward. His followers, who have no money or supplies, plunder the inhabitants of the Deoghur valley. A correspondent of the Lucknow Herald writes from the frontier, more specifically:—4 The Nana is now at Deoghur, and the Begum one march beyond it. It is reported the Ranee of Lahore is in camp. The Begum has 200 rebel sepoys, and the Nana 500, with one howitzer. He has also a small body of cavalry, numbering 150 sabres, 40 ele- phants, 40 camels, and 12 palkees, in which his and Bala Rao's families are conveyed. He has just made arrange- ments for the issue of three quarters of a seer of coarse rice and one chittack of dhol. I am told that a brigade of Goorkas from Khatmandhoo have arrived at Dhang, with a view to drive the insurgents from the hills. The rebels frequently cross the border and plunder the in- habitants of Lurway Koosaha, where there is a company of sepoys belonging to one of the talookdars.' Jung Bahadoor has at last, it is positively affirmed, ordered the Nana, Mummoo Khan, Beni Madho, and the rest oi the principal rebels, to quit the Nepaul territories, under pain of being forcibly ejected by his troops. This will be service equivalent to the value of the tract of country which it is in the contemplation of government to make over to Nepanl. Mummoo Khan remains in the Dang Valley, and refuses to return to the Begum's camp, al- though his enemies have been pacified, and the sepoys have promised not to molest him. There has been a report, not yet confirmed, of his death, The principal rebels have each been reported dead about a dozen times. The Begum's camp is said to be well supplied. The Nepaulese, it is supposed under orders from Khatmand- hoo, furnish everything in the greatest profusion, and are mrcll rewarded. •Sham Shah, a Rewah Sirdar, who rebelled in 1857, and who wrote to Runmust Singh, requesting him to kill the railway engineers at Pindera, was killed on the 17th of September by a party of the Rewah Rajah's troops. The trial of Raheem Ali for the murder of Major Water- field is progressing. Shahzadah Mahomed Shah, one of the sons of the ex-King of Delhi, and Yacoob Mahomed Khan, have been arrested in Central India, and sent to Moulmien, where they are to live under surveillance, the Shahzadah to be allowed 106 rupees a month. The former Tahsildar of Nanpara has been apprehended and brought into Baraitch, where le is kept in close con- finement. It is said that he has to account for some 20,000 or 22.000 rupees which were in his tabsilli when the mutiny broke out. Of Feroze Shah we have no pre- cise news. It is said that when he joined Tantia Topee a faquir gave him a cap and staff, and told him he should be King of all India. He has lost his insignia, but in his lonely jungle wanderings is said still to pray for the fulfil- ment of the prophecy. There is to be a petty campaign in Bundlecund this cold season, conducted by Brigadier Wheeler. These rebels are very paltry, but troublesome, and have now been joined by Feroze Shah, and about 400 mutineers who crossed the Duasaun after having been attacked by Colonel Nott, as narrated in our last sum- mary. Bundlecund being almost all jungle, and the principal resorts of the rebels being hill as well as jungle, it may be a difficult matter to punish them. 4 The trumpery sum of 56,000 rs. has been levied on Agra on account of plunder taken during the disturb- ances. Rewards are dealt out on a very different scale. The Terai, and the country lying between the Raptee and the hills, are to be made over to Nepaul in requital of its services! The boundary line is to be the same as that which existed previous to the Oude treaty of 1849. This very tract now to be made over to a state that has greatly humbugged us, if it have not been actually treacherous, was valued by us, when we made it over to Oude in 1816, as worth a million sterling. It includes some considerable villages, and large tracts of very fertile land. In it, moreover, is situated nearly half the Rajah of Bulram- poor's estate, so that when the transfer is made, the Rajah will become the double subject of both our govern- ment and that of Nepaul.' Her Majesty's 67th Regiment have left Calcutta for Hong Kong; the head quarters on board the Indomitable, and the left wing in the Australian. This is the first instalment of troops from Bengal for service in China. At Madras, Mr Reade is declared by the special com- missioner who investigated his case to be guilty of all the charges brought against him. Sir Charles Trevelyan concurs, and the case is referred home for final decision. The Jhansi jewels have been sold, realising nearly jEl 9,000 sterling-187,964 rs. Two necklaces ornamented with emeralds, and two wristlets set with diamonds, were purchased by Lord Elphinstone as a present to her Majesty the Queen. They were by far the most valuable of all, and were rated at the sum of 34,000 rs.
LIVERPOOL GUANO AND SEED, &c., MARKET. NOVEMBER 8, 1859. (From Samuel Downes, General Broker, Exchange Court, Liverpool.) Guano-no import. For Nitrate of Soda a quiet, but steady market; sales 300 bags at 14s 3d at 15s 6d on spot, and a cargo afloat at 14s per cwt; rather more in- quiry for future delivery. Bone Ash sales moderate, at C6 5s for oalcined stocks on spot and afloat are much reduced. For Cattle Bones an advanced price has been paid. Linseed Oil Cake is, owing to the inclement weather, in request; sales of English at f9 10s, and American at £8 17s 6d to £9 5s, according to quality l'hc Tallow Market has been active; the demand is small i considerable bear account' is reported to be unsettled. I £ s. L s. Linseed Cake- L s. JEt Guano, Peruvian. 12 0 to 13 0 American 9 3 9 8 Do. Upper do 6 0 7 0 Knglieh 8 10 9 15 Ichaboe 0 0 Cottonseed Cake 7 5 7 10 Patagonian 3 0 5 0 Nitrate of Soda. 15 0 16 6 Saldanha Bay 5 0 6 10 Linseed, Bombay Kooria Mooria 3 0 6 0 perqr 48 0 49 < Pedro Keys 3 10 5 0 Cloverseed, new Sul. of Ammonia 14 0 IS 0 red American Bone Ash 3 16 6 10 per qrs nominal. Tallow, 1st, PYC. 60 (J 61 0
THE LONDON MARKETS. From the C Mark Laxe Express. MARK LANE, MONDAY AFTKIINOO.V, November 7.-Last week's arrivals were good, with the exception of foreign wheat and oats. The exports were 3,220 quarters of wheat, and 135 quar- ters of oats. The receipts of British wheat were 10,431 quarters, with 6,369 quarters from abroad. This morning's supply from Kent and Essex was only moderate. There was no improvement, however, in prices, though dry samples found a quicker sale. Fine qualities of foreign were held firmly, and the lower sorta sold at Is per quarter advance. Of country flour the supply was 23,775 sacks, of foreign 209 sacks 1,456 barrels the latter from New York. The increased supply of Norfolks made a heavy trade at Is per sack below last Monday's rates. No tine foreign was on show. Town prices remained unaltered. The supply of British barley was 7,028 quarters, with 10,1(>8 quarters of foreign. With this improved supply there was less business, but sellers generally held on for fully" former prices, which were realized on low qualities. The malt trade was firm for fine sorts such being scarce, but without activity in the lower dcscriptione. Of oats there were 2,171 quarters of English, 413 quarters of Scotch, 3,165quarters of Iri-h, and 15,410 quarters of foreign in all 21,154 quarter. Irish oats being held on higher term", but little was doing in them. In foreign rather improved rates were realized slowly, dealers' stocks still being large. Of native beans there were 1,159 quarters, of foreign 8s0 quarters. There was more business in new English, which have recovered from their late depression, and good old were firm. Of English peas there were 1,157 quarters, of foreign loo quarters. AU xorts, both fine boilers and those for hog feed, commanded previous prices slowly. The quantity of Linseed was 15,9S8 quaiters, with 980 quarters expoits. The trade was improved for crushing seed Is to 2s per quarter, and cakes were sold in.sellers' favour. In seed but a moderate business was passing, both red and white clover- seed, as well as trefoil, being calm. Canary unaltered. Tares, mustardseed, hempseed, and other descriptions of seeds as last quoted. BRITISH. Shillings per Qr. Shillings pQr. Wheat-Essex and Kent, Oats—English feed. 20 25 white, 37 48 Ditto potato 25 2$ Ditto, red. 36 45 Scotchfeccl. 21 26 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Ditto potato 25 II Yorkshire, red. 37 46 ¡ Irish feed, white. 20 2f Barley—Malting — 37 Ditto, black 20 24 Distilling 28 30 Mazagan 35 41 Chevalier 37 43 Ticks 36 41 Grinding 26 27 Harrow 37 4S T, -T » i, jt Pigeon 42 4S £ s^ex' ,a An o. Peas—White boilers 36 4# Suff?'k 49 67 Maple 38 40 Chevaher Grey 34 35 Kingstone,Ware,&town Flour-Iowa, household 36 4» T made « 67 Household 32 35 Brown 48 49 Country 30 M Rye 30 31 Norfolk and Suffolk 29 SI
IMPERIAL AVERAGES. FOR THE LAST SIX WEKK8. Wheat 42s 6<J | Rye 29s lid Barley ?5s 7d Bean* 39s 4d Oats 2ls 2d 1 Peas 38s fid
METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET. LOXDON, MONDAY, November 7.-The show of foreign stock here to-day was only moderate. The quality of the sheep was good of the beasts and calves very middling. Compared with Monday last there was a considerable falling off in the arrivals of home-fed beasts fresh up this morning, and their general quality was very inferior. Nearly all breeds were in improved r quest, and prices had an upward tendency. The general top figure for Scots was 410; but some very fine prime bullocks sold at 5s per 81bs. From Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire, we received 2,000 shorthorns and crosses; from other paits of England, 300 of various breeds; from Scotland, 160 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, 500 oxen and heifers. There was a considerable falling off in the supply of sheep, and we observed no improvement in the general condition of any breed. On the whole the mutton trade was firm, and sales progressed steadily at last Monday's currency. The general top figure was 5s 2d per 8lbs. We were fairly supplied with calves, and the veal trade ruled very inactive at late rates. Prime small pigs sold steadily. Other kinds of pork slowly. In prices no quotable fthnncTA tnn1r nlnno. -0- r- Per 8lbs. to sink the offals Coarse and inferior II. d. s. d. Prime coarse woolled if d. a. d beasts 2 10 3 0 sheep 4 2 4 6 Second quality ditto 3 2 3 6 Prime South Down Prime large oxen 3 6 4 6 Sheep 4 10 6 J Prime Scots, &c. 4 8 4 10 Large coarse calves 4 0 4 6 Coarse and inferior Prime small ditto 4 t 5 0 sheep 3 2 3 4 Large hogs 3 6 3 10 Second quality ditto 3 6 4 0 Neat small porkers 4 0 4 8 Sucking Calves 18s to 21s; and Quarter old Store Figs 21a to 27s. each.
POTATO MARKETS. BOROUGH AND S PIT A. L FIE L D 8. LONDON, MONDAY, November 7.-Coastwise, the arrival of potatoes continues limited; but by land-carriage they are tolerably good. The trade genrally is steady, at full quota- tions. York Regents 80s to 120s per ton Kent and Essex do. 90s 110s It Shaws 35s,, 80s „ Scotch 60s 115s „ Foreign 60s 70s „
PROVISION MARKETS. LONDON, MONDAY, November i.-Coastwise, the arrival of potatoes limited but by land carria. e they are tolerably good. The trade generally is steady, at full quotations. Dorset.. 122s to 124s per cwt Ditto, middling 100s to 104s Devon Ills to 118s „ Fresh 13s to 16s per dozen.
BREAD. LONDON, FRIDAY, November 7.—The prices ofwheaten Bread, in the metropolis are- Wheaten Bread, per 41bs Loaf, 7d to 7 td; Household Bread, 5d to Gid.
80UTHWALB8 RAILWAY TIME TABLE, CORRECTED PROM COMPANY'S TABLES FOR NOVEMBER. WKKK DAY8.— Vt TRAINS. F A R K P. WIEK DATS.—DOWN TRAINS. SUNDAYS.—UP TRAINS. BV N1) A Y D O \V N TRAINS. S§ Stations. M'3' 1,2,3,1*™. 11,8, *««.,1 2,3, Express. Oraxnary. £ « stations 1,2,3,;1, 8,3„1,&2„ £ xp. :1 & ft, Sxp. 1 ft 2 w„|l,2,3,|W2r7M,3, 1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3, i <T"2 1 class. class. 1 & 2 class. 1 & 2class. 1 2 1 2 3 -w class.J class, class.jl & 2j class.jl & 2 class. class, class.jclass. class, cla»t>class, class, ^1}'om S «' 7*" "■ *?• <*•• a.m. p.m. p.m. a. d. 8. d. b. d. ». <L s. d. Mil. Starting from a.m. la. m. a.m. a.m. i p.m. I p.m. p. m. From a.m. p.m. p.m. from a.m. j a.m. | a.m. p.m. T New Milford I 2 45 8 25 8 25 11 0 4 7 0 Paddington 6 0 10 30 9 30 2 0 4 50 i 8 16 N. Mil.! 9 40 4 7 Pad.| 8 « i 0 4J Johnston(Milfrd)| 8 40 8 40 11 15 4 22 1 0 0 9 0 4J 77 Swindon (dep.) 9 2» 1 35 ill 35 4 30 i 6 52 10 47 Johnstn 9 55 4 22 Swin.rfci | 1 5 5 12 8 50 8 50 11 25 4 32 1 9 1 6 0 9 121 Cheltenham (dep 6 30 !10 30 1,2,312 15 I < 30 Mail H.West. 10 5 4 32 Chel. de i8 60 p.m. Mail 142 Clarbcgtj Koad 9 2 9 2 11 40 4 47 2 9 2 0 1 24 114 Gloucester (dep.) 6 45 U 10 3 2511 5 6 10 8 20 j 2 15 Clar.Rdl0 20 4 47 Glou.de 9 20 3 0 2 15 «I, Srau l. 9 13 9 15 11 58 5 2 3 9 2 9 1 9 141* Chepstow 7 55 12 17 4 35 1 50 | 9 9 3 12 Nar.Rd+10 37 5 2 Chep 110 88 4 15 3 12 2ttitland 9 30 9 30 12 10 5 17 4 9 3 6 2 2 £ 1584 Newport 8 40 1 0 5 25 2 25 j 9 31 8 40 Whit. 10 49 5 17 New. 7 0 111 »7 5 5 3 40 *2 St. Clears 9 45 9 45 12 23 5 29 5 9 4 3 2 8 170J Cardiff 9 5 1 25 5 S3 2 41 I 9 54 4 4 StClears 11 2 5 29 Cardiff. 7 26 12 3 5 29 4 4 40^ Carmarthen 3 52 6 15 10 0 10 0 12 45 5 52 8 15 7 3 5 6 3 4 208 Neath (dep.) 10 47 3 8 7 40 3 40 11 4 5 25 Carmar. 11 24 5 52 6 0 Neathde 9 8 1 41 7 17 5 25 60 Llanelly 7 2 10 50 10 50 1 36 6 40 9 0 10 6 8 0 5 0 216 Swansea 11 0 4 0 7 50 3 50 11 25 5 55 Llanelly 12 16 6 40 6 51 Swun.de 9 38 2 6 7 52 5 55 U ?rWa.nwj 4 45 7 25 4 35 1 18 2 0 7 15 9 39 12 9 9 6 6 0 225 Llaneu, 11 48 4 45 8 43 1 30 6 25 Swan.de 1 10 7 15 7 35 Llanelly 10 13 8 24 1.2.3 P') A- 8 0 11 45 11 45 2 41 7 33 U 6 10 9 13 6 10 3 6 5 244J Carmarthen 12 34 5 32 9 30 5 15 7 15 Neath. 1 32 7 33 8 0 Carmar. 11 0 9 9 7 15 CarUiir 6 3 9 56 1 17 12 49 4 24 8 48 22 9 16 9 20 3 15 3 9 64 253 St. Clears 12 50 5 48 7 28 Cardiff. 3 6 8 48 9 43 StClears 9 29 7 28 )? £ Newport 6 33 10 30 1 50 1 20 4 57 9 15 25 6 18 6 22 3 16 9 10 64 258J Whitland 1 6 6 3 I 7 40 New. 3 38 9 15 10 10 Whit 9 16 7 40 Chepstow 6 58 11 9 2 41 1 46 5 39 9 45 29 3 21 0 25 1 19 0 11 114 264 Narbcrtll Road. 1 21 6 18 5 50 I 7 55 Chep. 4 16 9 45 Nur.ltd+ 10 0 7 55 171 Gloucester (dep.) 8 0 12 40 4 10 2 42 6 55 12 40 35 3 25 3 30 2 22 10 14 3} 2704 Clarbeston Road 1 35 6 34 I 8 15 Glou.de 5 25 10 47 Clar. Rd 10 19 8 15 176 Cheltenham(arr) 8 15 1&2 4 50 3 20 7 20 12 S5 36 9 26 4 31 5 23 9 14 104 275} Haverfordwest. 1 46 6 45 6 10 I 8 30 Chel. ar 1 & 2 H.West 10 34 8 30 2?! swmdon(dep.l.j 9 25 2 40 i 6 18 4 15 8 35 2 25 43 6 31 0 36 8 27 8 17 4* 280J Johnston(Milfrd) 2 2 7 0 6 20 8 45 Swin.de 7 20 Johnstn 18 50 8 45 2>5 P't'Hington ill 10 5 0 1 9 git 1 0 in 45 4 49 f> 39 40 « zi in QI ■>».< New Mi'ford 1 15 7 10 I B 30 8 .vs PffI IP 20 I N. Mi1. H ft '5 • The 8.0 a.m. Train from Paddington takes Third CIms Passengers for the South Wales Railway Ml f Narberth Road is the Station for Teaby and Cardigan. l The Mail Train tabs Third Clan Fatttnftrs bthMsn Cmrmartken and Milford Maw
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PASSAGES FROM THE DIART OF MARGARET ARDEN. comnrsricATKD BY HOLME LBB, AUTHOR OF OILBBT MESSENGER.' IN Two PARTS. — PART IL ( Continued from our ltut.) J we 5. Somebody has found his way to Norfleet, to whom I should be very very glad to say good-by—Capt. Ernest Norton. He came for the Holmby archery meet- ing and ball, and of course May saw him at both. He is my favourite aversion—a male coquette. He boasts of having flirted his way all round the alphabet, and keeps a small collection of locks of hair, gloves, ribbons, and flowen-feminine trophies, duly labelled, and always open to the inspection of his friends. He is doing his utmost to turn May's head; for her beauty makes it worth his while to enslave her; and she takes his homage in eal- nest, and is evidently pleased. Laura laughed when I spoke to her about it, and said it was only Ernest's way.' She believed he was engaged. I Ernests wayT I shall wars May, let her be angry or no. June 7. Papa, perfectly unconscious of what is going forward, presses Captain Norton to stay another week; and May is quite delighted. It vexes me inexpressibly to see her throwing away her heart on such a trifler. Only yesterday I caught her in tears, because there was some talk of his going away: I ventured on my warning, and she fired up indignantly, and then flashed out of the room without answering me a single word. And all the evening she kept aloof from me, and was more wirming than ever to Captain Norton, as if to defy my doubts. It is a pity she saw so much of him last Christmas at Laura's house: the mischief was done them. Charlotte Bruce has asked me to go for a couple of days next week; they are going to have some pleasant company, she says. June 12. This morning Captain Norton left Norfleet, greatly to my satisfaction and Aunt Doe's too: he has been here a great deal too loug. Laura's husband spoke to him about his conduct to May, and during the last three days it underwent a total change. He began to treat her like a child, and to jest at her; he even had the impertinence to say,, Good-by, little May, you'll be quite a woman when I come again,' and to offer to kiss her; but she drew herself up proudly, and gave him a stately curtsey instead. Bless her dear heart! But I did wish I were a man just for one short quarter of an hour, that I might have administered a second castigation, and have changed his wily, conceited smile into a more dolorous expression. June 17. Charlotte Bruce's pleasant company was Mr Danby and his eldest brother. The house is a good one for visitors: no tiresome constraint. Each one does what is agreeable in his and her owu eyes. Mr Danby and I talked politieal economy, foreign travel, and pictures. He has got a very nervous habit of twirling his watch-guard, which I dont remember in old times; and whenever any, the most distant allusion to them occurs, even in general conversation, he flushes and starts away. I should then like to know what he thinks then. I am as composed as possible; therefore I opine all the ancient feelings are dead. We had a long letter from Laura this morning to tell us of their safe arrival at home. She adds, as agreeable news, that her brother-in-law, Captain Ernest, is going to be married in August to a Mrs Foxley, a rich widow, who is twelve years older than himself. May heard the news read aloud by papa without betraying the slightest emo- tion or surprise. She has not once mentioned his name since he left the house: a sure indication that he is ever la her thoughts. How soon we women learn to be hypocrites June 24. We have got a very dangerous type of low fever stirring in the neighbourhood just now. A man at Danby-Fleetwood, and two of his children, have got it; and two children in Norfleet have died of it. May and I were at the school to-day, and heard that Mary Wallis had taken it,—she was our nurse, an excellent creature,—and May insisted on going to see her, so we hoth went. She is very ill, not likely to recover. Uncle Joshua has sent me an invitation for a month; but it is not at a season like the present that 1 can leave home, so I have declined. Mr Danby was here yesterday to see my lather. June 27. We are in dreadful anxiety for darling May; we cannot tell what ails her—surely it cannot be the lever! She hangs about languid and weary, sometimes hys- terically gay, and sometimes very still. Dr Manning shall see her, if she is no better to-morrow. Aunt Doe is in great alarm, but dare not say a word on my father's account. lie has got some idea into his head about her and Captain Ernest Norton; and we are afraid of his speaking to her about him just now. She is better let alone. July 1. Poor May is delirious in fever: she was struck with it three days ago, and its progress is awfully rapid. 0, it makes our hearts bleed to see her. She has not recognised any of us for eight-and-forty hours; but we have hope in her strong constitution; Dr Manning says we may hope. It was kind in Mr Dan by to walk over this morning, but I told him he must come no more to our infested house. July 5. The crisis is past now, and our sweet pet lies passive and helpless, but living and perfectly conscious. 0, what hope it gives to see beloved eyes light up with intelligence when the dark fever-eclipse is over! Our only tear now is from exhaustion. What a different world the child will look on when she rises from her sick bed! Laura would come over when she heard of her ill- ness, and is here now. May seems to like her near her better than any of us. Aunt Doe is worn out with watching. July 12. This morning we buried our darling, our beau- tiful May Long will it be ere we can realise our loss; her death came so suddenly, so painfully, just when we were beginning to hope that she might be spared to us. When she saw Aunt Doe in tears, she said, 'Dont cry, J am quite hxppy* Afterwards she added, Let Dottie have my watch when she is old enough; Maggie, you take my books.' They were what she had prized most. My heart swelled almost to bursting as I knelt beside her, and asked her to forget it if I had ever been unkind or harsh to her; she could not speak then, but she smiled her forgiveness. Last night, when I went to look at her in her coffin, the smile was 011 her lips still, Papa is quite struck down by this sudden bereavement: 'Always the best first,' lie keeps murmuring to himself. It seems as if all the sunshine had faded out of the bouse, and left ns in the niid>t of barren winter. July 28. Wc have prevailed on my father to go home with Laura the change will divert and cheer him more than anything else could. 0, in what haste fire we to put tur dead out of our thoughts, and to get away back into 1 lie beaten routine of our lives! Strange contradiction! v hat we most love we seem desirous the soonest to forget. The fever has made empty piaces at many hearths besides ours. Last Sunday at church there were many, many ji"0[ile in mourning. Aunt Doe feels May's loss so keenly. July 31. I have just come back from a walk all through the blazing afternoon sun to Danby-Fleetwood. We got word this morning that Mr Dauby had taken the lever; I could not believe it at first; but it is true, it is true. I dare not face Aunt Doe. All the old love poured back over my heart like a stream with a fresh on it when I heard it, and this new lear for him makes me seem half- forgetful of dear May. How selfish we are even in our affection! My thoughts are more, far more for Mr Danby than for my dead sister. Will he live, or will he die? I ask myself twenty times an hour. What is it to me? 0 my God, it is all the world to me! I f el as if I could not bear to lose him, as if he were mine again. ( I think if one came to me now and said, 'He is dead! I shoulk drop dead at their feet also. I took the bridle-road through Haggerston Woods, and asked at the first lodge if what we had heard was true- that Mr Danby had taken the fever; and the woman said, indeed that was over-true, the doctor was at the house then. I rode half-way up the avenue, and turned back again. What more could I learn than I had learnt ? What right had I there? I asked the gatekeeper who was there to nurse her master, and she told me nobody but the servants;' and some of them were in such a fright they were quite helpless. How desolate it sounds! Could not I 20 to him ? 0. that I had the right! How vividly all the past comes over me again-all its I bitter pain and mortification! Ah, I was a child then; ( but I have never had young thoughts since; never has another love or another hope come into my heart since i that first golden glorious day when Mr Danby asked me 1 to be his wife! Foolish,-bere am I alone,-there lies he I alone, suffering, perhaps dying! and between us ten long t years of estrangement. Can the end be coming? 0 my ] God, have mercy, have pity! I scarcely know how or what I write; all about me seems whirl and confusion. Yet how still, how sleepy calm is the summer day! it I takes no note of sorrow. When I grieve, I would have ( the clouds hang low and weep. How can I think of the « day, when he is in agony? Why cannot I go to him? i Nobody but servants to tend him—no hand of affection. 1 Ought I not to go? What care I for that old scarecrow, • What will people say?' Would not my heart reproach me if he died alone. I know it would. August 1. 0 May, May, my angel sister, can the time be t coming when I shall wish myself lying beside thee in the 1 grave? Very sad, very desolate, very hopeless looks the « blank world. Last night I could not rest. There was a ] glorious moou, the country was hushed and lovely. I I never met a soul as I went down by Haggerston Woods to ] Danby-to the house. All the windows were dark, and I was never seen; but it eased me somewhat to be near ] him. If I might only have gone in—but no. And I came j home again weeping,-O, how bitterly! Aunt Doe had found out my absence, and was grieved. It is not easy to judge for others: she does not know how I suffer. This morning the report is that he is worse, and that a hos- pital-nurse from Holmby is left with him. Are those women kind? He has no need of me now: O, I wish he had! I have written to my father to tell him; he will be grieved anew, for he always liked Mr Danby. August 3. How long are those glorious days burdened with fear! I sit in the garden for hours alone; mind vacant except for one terrible dread: there is nothing for me to do to break this intensity of waiting anxiety. We were told this morning that there was very little hope. God help us! August 4. Last night I fell asleep, and dreamed the most beautiful dream! We were young again, and no Quarrel had come to divide us; it was the old happy time at Holly Bank. We were walking, in my dream, in that lovely glade of Haggerston Woods where the lilies grow -(how poor May liked to gather those lilies !)-and it seemed as if we went on and on for years; I always felt young in my heart. But looking up suddenly, 1 saw his face was grown old, and all his hair was white; and 1 awoke. Such a strange dream! We have just heard news: to-day's report is many degrees more favourable. It met Dr Manning coming out of the gate at Danby, and he told me his friends might be easy about him now. 0, how thankful I am! Directly I got home I fell on my kneeil and thanked God. His loss would have afflicted many, many besides me: he is so truly excellent. August 6. Yesterday Mr Danby had a relapse I could no longer restrain myself, and I went to him. I was suf- fered to go up-stairs by the nurse, under a promise of secrecy. He did not know me. 0 God, have mercy, and spare him! is all my cry: but it seems now as if the heavens were brass to my prayers. And I had begun to hope so certainly. August 8. Again a glimmer of hope! 4 Only a consti- tution of iron could have gone through such a severe struggle,' Dr Manning says; and he adds, that there is something mysterious in this sudden improvement, for which he had not ventured to look. It seems as if he had made up his mind to live, and would live, spite of the fever. August 10. Mr Danby gradully rallies: 'all danger is past.' 0, my heart could scarcely bear the torrent of joy those last few words poured over it. He will live, and I shall see him again. There was a faithful prophecy in my dream after all. We had a letter from Laura this morning: she tells us that my poor father never ceased to lament for May, dear May! She cannot prevail on him to remain with them any longer. He says nothing but 1 Home, home.' We look for his return to Norfleet to-morrow or the next day. Now I can meet him with a less mournful face. August 28. Mr Danby is out of doors again, My father and 1 went to inquire after him this morning, and found him crawling up and down on the sunny side of the house. He said very few people went near him: he thought they were afraid; and he was very dull often. Theie was a great deal of his old kindness of manner to-day, without that confused stiffness which I used to remark and he went back to calling me Margaret,' just in the old way.. I declare it would have have seemed quite natural, if he had began to lecture and I to contradict him. What an adhesive nature must mine be! To this old faithful friend I may whisper, that I would have been glad if he had lectured me for something, if only that 1 might have shown him how wonderfully tractable and docile time has made me. But no, he was as pliable as he used to be obstinate: his illness appears to have tamed him too. How gray he looked, to be sure! and not over handsome in his velvet cap. August 30. What a compound of oddities is Mr Danby! This morning there came a note from him to Aunt Doe to say that he had taken it into his head that a change of air would do him good, and he fancies that of Norfleet would suit him: can she take him in for a few days ? Aunt Doe looked across to my father, who said quite carelessly, 4 To be sure; let the poor fellow come: but he will find it a sad house now.' Every thing recalls May to his me- mory. Sweet May! September 4. We have had Mr Danby on our hands for three days now; he behaves remarkably well, and seems absolutely no longer to care to have a will of his own; I have not the chance of contradicting him, if I felt ever so much disposed. His being here is good for m) father too; they get on the inexhaustible theme of their foreign travels, and talk for everlasting. Aunt Doe wonders how long he will stay; for we want to invite poor Maria Con- stant, and she will not care to be seen by any body but ourselves. Who would have thought that Mathew Con- stant, that little, soft-spoken, sleek abomination, could ever have treated her so shamefully! Even Uncle Joshau, whose creed is, Tyranny unlimited for man, tnd obedi- ence without bounds for woman,' considered that a separation is absolutely necessary. How fortunate it is that there are no children to suffer through their quarrels! September 8 How surprised every body will be Aunt Doe says No;' but I say 'Yes.' Well, I am happy. 0, I must live to atone! This was how it came about. Papa had for the first time this season taken his gun and gone out for an afternoon's shooting, and Auut Doe was busy with Dowker upstairs getting ready M aria Con- stant's rooms; so I bad Mr Danby to entertain all to myself We had never been left alone before since he came to Norfleet, and I did feel it rather embarrassing: I never was so shy of him before. Neither of us attempted to talk at first. We had got the window into the garden open it was so hot and sunny; and he remarked that this was one of the prettiest old-fashioned nooks he had ever been in; he liked it almost better than Danby. I laughed at his modest tastes, and said, I thought he would not like to make the exchange. 'Yes, Margaret, I would truly, if I might have Norfleet just it stands, with all its belongings!' he replied hur- riedly. Margaret, [ have come into possession of a piece of your property in rather a curious way. Do you recog- nise this old seal!' I took out it of his hand, and asked, Where did you find it ? I did not know it was lost; I wore it to my chain.' 4 Guess where I found it, Margaret!' 41 don't like your enigmas; I cannot guess. On the staircase ?' 4 No; did not I give you that little seal long ago, and did you not laugh at the device ? I'll tell you, Margaret, where I found it, shall I?' 'Just as you please,' said 1; and I coloured violently, I began to suspect. 'If I had not found it when I did, and made nurse Goodhugh confess, I believe Dr Manning might have prescribed for me in vain. Margaret, let the past be forgiven. (Whether I was to forgive him, or whether he was to forgive me, did not clearly appear.) I was stand- ing by the window, and he had taken hold of my hand, grasping it so hardly, that my rings cut into the flesh; I could not speak for a second or-two then I said, 'I did not mean what I said that night; you were too hasty.' Yes Margaret; and bitterly have I had cause to re- gret it.' You were wrong once; but I was a hundred times wrong.' (There was an admission!) Can you, will you pardon me? Margaret, if you deny me, you wfll kill me He was far too submissive to need con- tradiction. I 4 And will you bear with me ? I am no more an angei now I was ten years ago,' I replied. 11 never said you were an angel, Margaret; I am far too imperect myself to mate with any but a faulty woman. I will not be so exacting.' I really hope he won't; for if he were. it is certain that I could never satisfy him, And so we had a long pleasant talk,-very different to those old fratching bouts, which did not lack a pungent aroma of pleasure too, -and settled it all between our two selves; so that when Aunt Doe came in, she found us in the midst of an amicable dispute. I could have laughed at her countenance ot surprise and dismay for she understood it all in a moment. When we told her, she said gently, 41 am glad to hear it, children (children, forty and twenty seven !). I have no doubt you will be far happier than if yau had married ten years since. Maggie was too wilful; she is broken is now.' Mr Danby looked grave. I hope every body is not going to take his part this time, and draw comparisons to my disadvantage. Certainly it is not necessary. I am quite as good as he is now. My father is very much satisfied; he is more like himself thun he has bern since May died. Darling May! how happy she would have been to see this time! I well re- member her saying, when we met in town last spring, 41 very believe, Maggie, you two will marry m the end; for you have never loved any body else, and I don't think he has,and I would not listen to her. September 15. All goes on easily and quietly with us. Mr Danby is still here and Aliria Constant has come— so worn and broken, poor thing, that I don't think she could, if she tried, detine any word but 'misery.' She says, what is true enough, that she and Matthew never had a chance of happiness; for they began the married life without a spark of love. Harry and I love each other dearly, I think—I am sure we do; but still there may be to bear and forbear between us. How hard it must be for two indifferent people to live in peace Dr Manning wants Mr Danby to go to Madeira for the winter; but he objects, and thinks he will do very well at home. I would have him go, but neither will he listen to me on this point: he likes his own way the best. after all. December 25. My diary has been forgotten for weeks; it is surprising how few things perfectly happy time gives us occasion to chronicle. Laura and her husband and Uncle Joshua are over here for Christmas and our mar- I riage. I have been spending my 1- evening alone in my room. If May had been alive, she would have borne me company. But none of the others know me as she did; so I, and the fire, and the shadows of ever so many past years, have had the time to ourselves. Harry is at Danby he left soon after dinner, and the others are talk ing the parlour about to-morrow, perhaps. I am glad fapa takes my going on so quietly. There is one thing, shall not be very far away. The wind goes roaring and skirling round the old house to-night as if if meant to bring it all down about our ears. There are chillier and oitterer things in this world of ours than the wildest wind that ever blew; but my life, I trust, has done with them. I shall talk less to my very faithful friend, the fire, than for many years I have done; but let me not forget its companionship either. 0 faithful fire! I cannot remember that you ever put on a scowling face, or looked cold, or went out in any time of calamity; you have always been the same: pleasanter, perhaps, in life's dark hours by the mere force of contrast. And I love you, my friend; many a grief, now to be recollected no more, have you seen that was hidden from all besides 0, many a grief! and not a few joys either; and the greatest of all joys is this 1 show you now-my happy love. May I make Harry happy too! I shall-I will—God's blessing on us both! High piled upon the hearth are the Yule logs; and as I strike them gently, out rush myriad of sparks: some fly up the chimney—hopes of the new life that is coming; some fall beck upon the stone and become white dust: these last typify my old ambitions, visions, and weari- nesses, which are of less value now than a handful of wood-ashes Aunt Doe is at the door to wish good-night. There is a gray thread in the brightest web: to-day at at church we saw poor little May's monument, which has only just been put up. Papa covered his face when his eyes fell on it. It will look down on us to-morrow. 0, if I could have had her beside me, I think my happiness would have been perfect! No, no,—there would have been some other flaw; nothing is perfect in our earthly life. December 26. The sun arose almost as bright as May this morning; but there is a keen hard frost. Never mind; let the sun shine all the way to church, and I don't care for the cold. My heart feels very still this day; I have no fears and no doubta Why should I ? I shall Dot weep, for I am happy and I am glad-l have shed my last tears for Harry now. My father is calling to me to make haste, for they are all waiting, and Aunt Doe im- patiently bids me lay down my pen. Good-by, old mend, Margaret Arden will tell thee no more secrets! THE END.
THE GALE OF LAST WEEK. (From the Liverpool Telegraph) We believe we speak without exaggeration when we say that the 25th and 26th of October has engraved a melancholy line in the annals of maritime disasters. For the time the gale lasted it was, perhaps, the most de- structive of any storm since the beginning of this cen- tury, the loss of vessels and life being most appalling whilst its devastating fury continued. We speak in re- ference to those whose fate is beyond conjecture, but, to swell the total, numbers of unfortunate craft have foundered with their crews, leaving only floating frag- ments for the mind to guess at a fate not to be revealed in time. The actual loss to the shipping intereat on the 25th and 26th of October, 1859, is beyond all conception, and perhaps without parallel within living recollection. To give our readers some idea of the destructive fury of the gale in question, we give below, collected with g. eat care, so as to be as accurate as possible, a list of the vessels that were totally lost only, in the now memorable late gale, with an account of the crews all drowned, partly saved, and all saved. We have omitted including the vessels that have suffered damage only by being driven on shore in that gale, for the reason that the list would then exceed more than double its present length, and far beyond our available space. As will be seen, the loss in human life during the 25th & 26th of last month is most melancholy indeed. Ariadne, at Newhaven—all saved Amais, at Newqay-all saved Ann, at Newquay—all saved Anna Maria, at Watchet—all saved A brig, at Morte Bay-all drowned A brig, at Yarmouih-all drowned A sloop, at Newport-all drowned Abbey, at Margate-all drowned Anna Dorothea, at Yarmouth-all saved Ann, at Bideford-all drowned A schooner, at Aberporth-all drowned Admiral Cator, at Hartlepool—all saved A brig, on the Goodwin Sands-all drowned Busy, at Fort Isaac-all saved Beverly, at Bude-one drowned Brigantine, at Penarth-all drowned Brothers, at Porthcawl—all saved Benjamin, at Bridlington-all drowned Blanche Marie, at Guernsey-all saved British Rover, at Dunbar-all saved Beatrice Catherine, at Porthor Bay—all drowned Bubona, at North Berwick-all drowned Cuba, at Yarmouth—all drowned C. G. Fryer, at Widmouth-all saved Caroline, at Rye—three drowned Charles Holmes, at Aberbach-all drowned Carolina, at Portbgain—all saved Catherine, at Cemaes-all saved Claudia, at Poitbor Bay—all drowned Diana, at Douglas Head-all saved Elizabeth, at Yarmouth, all saved Enterprise, at Bridlington, one drowned Elizabeth Lass, at Dartmouth, one drowned Eleanor, at Northam Burrows, all saved Edward Protheroe, at Sandy Mouth, all saved Eliza Benyon, on the Mumbles, all saved Ebenezer, on the Mumbles, all saved Eliza, at Bardsey, all drowned Ellen, at Newquay, all saved Eliza, at Perthferin, all drowned Favourite, at Padstew, all saved Fame, at Mostyn, one drowned Five Vessels, at Ilfracombe, all drowned Friends, at Newport, all saved Golden Grove, at Lowestoft, all saved Hawkhill, at Hartlepool, all saved Hope, at Port Lechog, all saved Huntley, in the Mersey, all saved Hope, at Newquay, all saved Isa, at Plymouth, all drowned Isabella, at Rye, all saved Jane and Susan, at Minehead, all saved Joseph, at Milford, all saved John St Barbe, at Penarth, one drowned John and Jane, at Spital Point, all saved Kingston, at Penartb, all saved Leo, at Falkestone, all saved Louis Albert, at Penarth, all saved Lord Douglas, at Lowestoft, all saved Major Nanney, at Newquay, all saved Mary Jane, at Newquay, all saved Mary Ann, at Newquay, all saved Morning Star, at Cardigan, all drowned Martha Jane, at St Ives, all saved Melanis, at PadstoW, all saved Mary Lauder, at Watchet, all saved Mathildis, at Newport, all drowned Marlborough, at Ilfracombe, two drowned Mary, at Sully Island, all drowned Messenger, at Penmon, all drowned Mecca, at Hartlepool, all saved Majestic, at Spital Point, all saved Martha, at St David's, all saved Margaret, at Newquay, all saved Nancy, in the Channel, all saved Norwegian schooner, at Rye, three drowned Orion, at St David's, all drowned Oriental, at Rhyl, all saved Paragon, at Yarmouth, all saved Providence, at Padstow, all saved Primera Galan, at Dover, three drowned Pilot, at Dover, all drowned Percival, at Bristol, all saved Priscilla, at Porthor Bay, all drowned Queen, at Bristol, all saved Royal Charter, at Red Wharf Bay, 459 drowned Rosebud, at Watchet, all saved Robert, at Newquay, ail saved Sir R. Peel, at Portraeth, all drowned Swift, at Bristol, all saved Susan, at Bideford, all saved Sultan Selina, at Bristol, all saved Silia, at Yarmouth, all saved Sprite, at Maluko, all drowned Syria, at Whitby, four drowned Ship, on the Cow and Calf Rocks, all drowned Thistle, at Morte Bay, four saved Trio, at Stratton, all saved True Bess, at Solva, three drowned Thames, at Penarth. one drowned Three Vessels, at Dinas Head, all drowned Two Sisters, at Grimsby, all saved Union, at Newquay, all saved William, at Lyme, all saved Watchet Trader, at Skvrawathers, all saved Wave, at Freshwater Bov, all drowned On the bright side of this picture stands the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. It is only just we should acknowledge—and what place more fitting-the noble assistance it bos rendered in the cause of humanity, for through its timely aid many of the crews recorded above as saved were snatched from death by its excellent boats. May the institution meet with all the support it so eminently deserves.
ANOTHER LETTER FROM DR. LIVINGSTONE. The following highly-interesting letter from the cele- brated African explorer was received by Sir George Grey on the morning of his departure from the Cape for England:— 'River Shire, June 1, 1859. 4 My dear Sir George.—We have lately dicovered a very fine lake by getting up this river in the steam launch about 100 miles, and then marching some 50 more on foot. It is called Shirwa, and Lake Ngami is a mere pond in comparison. It is, moreover, particularly interesting from the fact repeated by the natives on its shores, that it is separated by a strip of land only five or six miles in width from Nianja, or Lake N'yiyyes—the stare whichburton has gone to explore. We could hear nobhing of his party at Shirwa, and having got no European news since you kindly sent some copies of the Times last year, we are quite in the dark as to whether he has succeeded or not. Lake Shirwa has no outlet, and its waters are bitter, but drinkable. It abounds in fishes, leeches, alligators, and hippotami. We discovered, also, by examining partially, 11 branch of the Shire, called Rno, that one portion of Shirwa is not more than 30 miles distant from a point that may easily be reached by this launch, which by newspaper measurement draws 31 inches. Lake Shirwa is very grand. It is surrounded on all sides by lofty green mountains, Dzomba-or, as the people nearest it, say, Zomba-is over 6,000 feet high, of the same shape as Table Mountain, but inhabited on the top; others are equally high, but inaccessible. It is a highland region-the lake itself being about 2,000 feet above the sea. It is 20 or 30 miles wide and 50 or 60 long. On going some way up a hill, we saw in the far distance two mountain tops, rising like little islands on a watery horizon. An inhabited mountain island near where we first came to it. From the size of the waves it is supposed to be deep. Mr Maclear will show you the map. 4Dr Kirk and I, with 15 Makolo, formed the land party. The country is well peopled, and very much like Loando. In the middle of the country many streams rise out of bogs; the vegetation is nearly identical also. I never saw so much cotton grown as among the Mangango of the Shire and ShirwfcHvalleys—all spin and weave it. These are the latitudes which I have always pointed out as the cotton and sugar lands. They are pre-eminently so; but such is the disinterestedness of some people, that labour is exported to Bourbon, instead of being employed here. The only trade the people have is that of slaves; and the only symptoms of impudence we met were from a party of Bajana slave traders; but they changed their deportment instantly on hearing that we were English, aud not Portuguese. There are no Maravi at or near Shirwa; they are all west of the Shire; so that this lake can scarcely be called Lake Maravi—the Portuguee know nothing of it; but the minister who claimed (blue book for 1857) the honour of first traversing t, e African continent for two black men with Portuguese names must explain why they did not cross Sheriva. It lies some 40 or 50 miles on each side of the latitude of Mozambique. 4 They came to Tete only, and lacked at least 400 miles of Mozembique. We go back to Shirwa in July, and may make a push for N'yinyeze. 'DAVID LIVINGSTONE.'
Q ENE R A L NEWS, NEW SOUTH WALES V. THE THAMES,—A challenge has been forwarded to England by the friends of Mr R. Green, the champion puller of Port Jackson, io pull any man in England for from S,500 to 1,000 the acceptor to receive JE125 for his expenses in coming out. A gentle- man in London has been instructed to make the necessary THE SCHILLER FESTIVAL.—The German papers teem with the preparations for the Schiller festival. A letter from Mar bach saysSchiller's house was purchased this spring by the committee for 4,000fi ( £ 403), and is actually undergoing the necessary repairs, and is being restored to the state it was in when Schiller lived there.' In Saxony 20,000 dollars have been subscribed. At Berlin a torchlight procession was proposed on the eve of the festival, but objected to by the police director and by Count Schwerin. At Vienna a torcbligth procession is allowed, and the festivities will be on a grand scale. The King of Hanover has subscribed 200 dollars. A HIGH PRICED VIOLIN.—A paragraph has appeared in several journals, says the Entr'acte, to the effect that M. de Beriot had sold his famous violin to M Wienawski for a fum of 20,000f. This announcement is premature, as the pretended sale was merely an offer made under the following circumstances:—The two celebrated violinists happening to meet last summer at Ems, M. Wienawski, after playing on M. de Beriot's violin, a Maggidi, in his apartment, in presence of Piatti and Selighmann, asked him if he felt inclined to sell it. Yes,' answered M. de Beriot, 'but not for less than 20,000f.' Thereon, M. Wienawski expressed his desire to purchase it, notwith- standing the price, and M. de Beriot having assured him that he should be most happy to see the instrument in his possession, the young artist asked permission to delay his final answer till the coming winter, after his return from St Petersburg. FUNERAL OF LADY PEEL.—The mortal remains of this much-respected lady were deposited on Saturday last by the side of her late lamented husband, in the family vault at Drayton Bassett Church, near Tamworth. The coffin bore the following inscription; -J ulia, Lady Peel, widow of the Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel, Bart., and daughter of Sir John Floyd, Bart., born Nov. 19, 1795 married, June 10, 1820 died, October 24, 1859.' At the close of the ceremony, the mourners returned to Drayton; and the spectators, many of whom were deeply affected, gradually dispersed. ENGLISH SAILORS AT A FOREIGN OPERA.—During a recent performance at the Malta Opera bouse, a great number of men-of-war's men were present. Most had some etraordinary pets-young pigs with spectacles on, little dogs dressed up, rabbits, monkeys, &c.; these occasionally escaped, and Jack very unceremoniously gave chase, climbing in the most extraordinary manner in what appeared impossible places. Pigeons, fowls, and cats, that escaped were eomparatively harmless it was the concert arising from the pigs and dogs-varied occa- sionally with the crowing of some of the cocks that had escaped into the upper boxes—that prevented the possi- bility of attending to the music. The sailors do not understand Italian, nor are they restrained by any false modesty in letting the fact be known. The demand for an English song was loud and vociferous: many of Russell's were named, and many staves from Dibdin were volunteered by the sailors themselves. It was possibly fortunate that the prima donna did not understand English, for some of the remarks and criticisms were not very complimentary. An old Italian gentleman in the pit took some trouble to translate one of the songs as it was sung. To show the sailors' gratitude half-a-dozen bottles were passed to him to drink from. He thought to escape by saying he could not drink out of a bottle. In an instant a dozen shoes were off, and he had willy-nilly to drink out of the heel raw spirits which nearly took his breath away; and, by way of restoring him, the sailors gave him some hearty slaps with their brawny hands on his back, which shook him fearfully. The old gentleman at last made his escape from his friends, who, as he left, pressed upon him a bottle of rum for his old woman at home.—Malta correspondence of the Daily News. THE CHANNEL FLEET IN A GALE,—(From an eye witness).-As the Channel Fleet has experienced one of the heaviest gales that have visited our coasts for many years, a short description of this revolving storm and of the well-being and doings of the fleet may not be unin- teresting. The ships that comprised the squadron, under Rear-Admiral George Elliott, were the Hero, Captain Seymour, bearing the Admiral's flag; the Trafalgar, Captain Fanshawe; the Donegal, Captain Glanville; the Algiers, Captain O'Callaghan; the Aboukir, Captain Schomberg; the Mersey, Captain Caldwell; the Emerald, and the Melpomene, Captain Ewart. The ships remained in Queenstown a week. On Saturday the Admiral received his orders to proceed with his fleet to sea. The harbour was filled with shipping, a fresh north wind blowing. The signal was made about 9 a.m., 'Up pro- pellers,' shortly followed by Weigh outward and lee- wardmost ships first.' This was immediately obeyed; the Algiers led out under all sail, followed closely by the Aboukir, Melpomene, Emerald, Mersey, Trafalgar, and Hero, the Donegal remained in port in consequence of the illness of her captain. The ships sailed out in beau- tiful style, threading their way through a quantity of shipping. Nothing occurred at sea worthy of note until Monday morning. On that day the winds were light. The fleet was formed in the line of battle, targets were laid out, and the whole forenoon was devoted to gunnery practice. The practice was extremely good, notwith- standing a good deal of rolling motion. On that afternoon sever 1 heavy storms of hail and sleet came from the N.W., and continued during the night, with variable winds. After quarters at sunset the topsails were double reefed, and courses reefed for the night. Variable winds still prevailed. Land was seen about the Land's-end and the Lizard lights sighted at about about day-light, 6.30 a.m. The weather set in very dirty at S.E., with in- creasing wind and heavy rain. The third reefs were taken in the topsails about 9 a.m., and shortly after top- gallant-yards sent on deck; topgallant-masts struck by signal, 'Admiral will endeavour to go to Plymouth,' 4 Form two columns; form the line of battle.' About 10 a.m signal, 4 Prepare to move with bowers. Bend sheet cable.' The wind increased to a fury, with torrents of rain towards 11 a.m., with very thick weather, the wind heading the ships off, so that it became very doubt- ful if the sternmost ships could possibly get into the Sound, although it was probable that the Hero and the headmost ships could get in. Admiral Elliot then, with the spirit of a British Admiral, decided at once (although he knew his exact position, having made the Eddystone Lighthouse) to wear the fleet together and stand off and facs the gale. Although the leading ships were in good positions to wear, it was not so with those in rear of the line. The Aboukir had just passed the Eddystone; the Trafalgar and Emerald were still in the rear, the Trafalgar having been detained to pick up a man who had fallen overboard from the jib-boom, which wis executed with great skill. The Aboukir immediatly wore, set her courses, and dashed to windward of the lighthouse by carrying a press of sail, and weathered it half a mile, followed closely by the Mersey. The Algiers, Melpomene, and Trafalgar passed it very closely to lee- ward, as the Hand Deeps were under their lee. Added to these difficulties there was a perfect fleet of trawlers- vessels unmanageable while their trawl is towing, so that it required the greatest skill to avoid running them down- What must have been the sight from the lighthouse- these leviathan ships darting about like dolphins round it in the furyof the storm, defying the elements, and the little trawlers, with their masts bending like reeds, to the ga!e! The signal was made to get up steam to secure the safety of the ships. The ships then got their canvss reduced and stood off the land. The Mersey and Mel- pomene furled their sails, and got up steam, the former stalwart ship moving along like an ocean giant. The gale still increased until about 3 p.m., remaining very thick with rain, About 3 it lif ed, the wind fell, and the sun shone, but the sea remained towering up and breaking. The barometer then stood at about 28.50 deg. The Hero, Trafalgar, Algiers, Aboukir, and Melpomene were not far separated. Signal made. Form the order of sailng in two columns.' This was partially executed, when in a squall the wind shifted to N.W. It then for some three hours blew a perfect hurricane, considerably harder than it had blown at S.E. The ships stood up well. The Hero, dauntless as her name, appeared to take it easy. The Aboukir, close to leeward of her, carried one reef out of her main top-sail through the whole of it; and the Algiers, the Trafalgar, and the Melpomene were all doing well. The former eased up her top-sail sheets in the squalls. The Mersey and the Emerald, it is sup- posed, had steamed into Plymouth, as they were not in sight. The ships kept in order through the night; they wore in succession by night signal at about 1 a.m., made the land at daylight near the Start Point, formed the line of battle by signal, got the steam up, and carrying sail came up Channel at about 11-knot speed, steamed into Portland, and took up their anchorage without the loss of a sail, a spar, or a rope-yarn. This appears highly creditable to newly-organised ships—some only a few months together, the senior not a year; and I hope it shows that our mariners of England are not in the decay that some old gentlemen in the House of Commons are so glad to point out at all times and seasons. A little quiet organisation-not a continual harassing at shifting sails and spars and killing men, but a fair exercise at gnns, sails, &c.—will make our fleet a credit to the country and and a safeguard to the nation.
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