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THE COURT. THE Queen spent the'greater part of last week at Windsor in comparative seclusion. Some of the younger branches of the Royal Family have been suffering from whooping-cough. On Tuesday the Queen went to Kew, and was present at the marriage of the Princess Mary of Cambridge. On Wednesday her Majesty and the Royal Family took their departure for Scotland. After a fortnight's sojourn in the High- I lands, her Majesty will return to Windsor, where the Queen will remain until after the marriage of Princess Helena, and in a few days after that event will follow *he happy party to Osborne. The Hon. and Yery jW. the Dean of Windsor performed the servioe on Sunday morning before her Majesty the Qaeen, and Princess Helena, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, and frincess Beatrioe. The ladies and gentlemen in wait- tog also were in attendance. tog also were in attendance. THE Prince and Princess of Wales are residing at Marlborough-house. ON Sunday the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Crown Prince of Denmark, and his Royal Highness 5^6 Duke of Edinburgh, with the ladies and gentlemen waiting, attended Divine service at the Chapel Royal, St. James's. The Communion service was read by the Rev. the Sub-dean and the Rev. Thomas Hal. tttore. Anthem, "0 Lord, Thou hast searched me (Croft.) Sung by Messrs. T. Foster, Montem Sraitii, and Lawler. Mr. Gloss presided at the organ. The sermon was preached by the Rev. the Sub-dean from. 1 John, iv. 16. ON Monday the Prince of Wales officiated at the °eremony of laying the foundation-stone of the new Premises for the British and Foreign Bible Society, ;vhioh are now in course of erection in the new street from Biackfriars to the Mansion-house. ON Tuesday their Royal Highnesses attended the ON Tuesday their Royal Highnesses attended the bedding of the Princess Mary of Cambridge. THE Princess of Wales has graciously signified her intention to lay the foundation-stone of the new buildings for the Home for Little Boys, near Farning. ham, in Kent, on Saturday, the 7th of July. His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz, attended by Baron von Engel, arrived at St. ^tnes's Palace last week from the Continent, to join I Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Mecklen- I "Irg Strelitz.
ITHE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c.…
I THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. I « THE Owl understands that his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has purchased Sir Edwin Landseer's picture of A Mare and Foal-Indian Tent," in the exhibition of the Royal Academy. SIR EDWIN'S pioture of Lady Godiva," in the same exhibition, was originally commenced for Mr. Ellioe, late member for Coventry. It has sinoe been bought by Mr. Pender, who was the purchaser of Mr. Ellice's house in Arlington-street. THE bust of Captain Speke has been erected at Taunton in the shire-hall, with an inscription from the pen of Sir Henry Rawlinson. Speke is recorded as "The discoverer of the sources of the Nile"—marked as a quotation. Does this form of testimonial mean that Sir Henry disputes the fact of discovery, like so many other geographers ? THE fine collection of Oxford worthies, formed by the late Dr. Wellesley (which he commenced when an undergraduate and steadily increased throughout his life), arranged according to the different colleges, and consisting of many hundred engraved portraits, has recently been acquired by the Hope Curators and added to the Hopean collection of portraits, now deposited in the Gallery of the Radcliffe Camera, at Oxford. Two remarkable pictures have just been purchased on account of the city of Paris from M. Boittelle, Senator, formerly Prefect of Police. One is a view of the Hotel de Yille in 1751, at the time of the fetes given by the municipality in celebration of the marriage of the Duke de Bourgogne, son of Louis XV. The other is a representation of the Palace of the.Tuileries in 1753. They are both the production of a French artist, M. Raguanet. A HANDSOME stained glass east window has been placed in JBurncburch Parish Church, Kilkenny, painted by the Countess of Desart, and dedicated by that noble and amiable lady to the memory of her lamented, husband, the Earl of Dosart. This very beautiful specimen of art has occupied her ladyship's thoughts and leisure hours for months, and the result is an appropriate tribute of respect to the memory of one whose premature loss, in common with those r around her, she so deeply deplores. THE establishment of an Archaeological Society at Rome, set on foot by Messrs. Fortnum, J. H. Parker, and other gentlemen, promises to be of great service in directing attention to the value of the old remains, as well as in assisting in the publication of memoirs which would otherwise never see the light. Mr. Parker has, during the last three winters, been much occupied with the early architecture of these remains, and has a volume on the subject nearly ready for publication. This activity on the part of foreigners has somewhat stirred the bile of some of the stand-still, obstructive gentry in power at Rome, who could not understand why gentlemen should not be content, like other Christians, with the inside of a church, but must go poking about the outside walls and basements." A MOST interesting discovery has lately been made at Bonn by Dr. Klein. It consists of fragments of Ciceronian speeches unknown till now. They are to be published shortly. Sm, MORETON PETO'S Resources and Prospects of America is a serious book on a serious topic, but for all that is extremely entertaining and pleasant in its style, and will find many readers among those to whom its economics and political deductions are of no interest whatever. "THE POLISH INSURRECTION" of 1863, by M. F. de Erlau, is a work written by an eye-witness of the events. The author, a S wiss officer of the staff, went to the seat of war in order to make practical studies, and describes the results of them. He also gives de- scriptions of those military persons and events that are most worthy of mention. THOSE of onr readers who take an interest in our early history will, no doubt, be gratified by the in- formation that Mr. Thorpe is preparing an edition of the Topographical Charters of England, dating from the reign of King ifithelberht, A.D. 604, to the Norman Conquest. In this work the documents will be classed in counties, beginning with Kent, thus forming am ap- propriate companion to the Domesday Survey of that county. As in the "Diplomatarium Anglicum" (of whieh this is the continuation), the charters in Anglo- Saxon and the Land-Boundaries will be accompanied by translations.
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OUR MISCELLANY. --+- The Captain.- My wife and child they pray for me When the seas are white with foam; On the dreadful deep their forms I see, That are bowed for me at home, When the storm is loud, and above the cloud Glows like a fiery dome. I sometimes think that I can hear Their voices in the blast, And turn to see that vision, dear To me o'er all the past. 'Tis but the sail torn in the gale, And the storm-bird, white and ghast. Hark! how the thunder treads the air! Me thinks our doom is said; Yet life with those was wondrous fair; And cold are the ocean dead. What cheer, my men ? Shall we look again On the Downs, or Beachy Head ? My gallant hearts are true as steel, My ship is stout and strong; And not a thing from top to keel, Would play me false or wrong: But the cruel wave is shroud and grave To many a goodly throng. Must it be so ? Why, then, farewell; 0 for one parting kiss On those young lips that faintly spell A prayer for such as this! Methinks 'twould lift from the briny drift To the highest soul in bliss. Farewell, good crew and gallant ship; Yon wave shall wash us down. Death, thou art cold to the throat and lip, And blood is on thy crown. True eyes dear eyes! you star the skies What care I though I drown ? —The Quiver. National Patriotic Hymn.—The editor of the Morning Advertiser has received from the Ladies' Italian Committee the' following lines by Garibaldi, written in Italian, but a translation of which is given in that paper :— Ah! see from the grave rise our heroes departed— All Italy's', martyrs, the brave and true-hearted Each hand grasps the swoid, laurel decks each pale brow; They beckon us onward to Victory now Come on, then come on see our brave youths ad. vancing Our banners wave higher than ever before Oar muskets are ready, our sword- blades are glancing; Our hearts burn with lave to our own native shore. Away from our country, ye foreign oppressors Your last hour is striking—away, then, away Our voices be silent, our arms strong and ready; As onward we march, be our step firm and steady; Let union be ours, then no fear of the foe— Beyond the high Alps our intruders must go The Austrians no longer shall rule these bright re- gions E'en Rome sees the dawning of Freedom's fair day; The stranger and tyrant have claimed our allegiance— Alas that so long we have bent to their sway. Away from our country, ye foreign oppressors Your last hour is striking—away, then, away The Morning Advertiser further says that Garibaldi often amuses himself in his leisure hours, in his island home at Caprera, by writing short pieces of poetry. Perhaps.— Tea heads and twenty hearts! so that this me, Having more room and verge, and striking less The cage that galls us into coneciousness, Might drown the rings and ripples of to be In the smooth deep of being: plenary Round hours great days, as if two days should press Together, and their wine-press'd night accresce The next night to so dead a parody Of death as cures such living: of these ordain My years; of those large years grant me not seven, Nor seventy, no, nor only seventy sevens! And then, perhaps, I might stand well in even This rain of things down-rain, up-rain, side-rain; This rain from earth and ocean, air and heaven, And from the Heaven within the Heaven of Heavens. SYDNEY DOBELL. [The above appears in the Athenseum without a word of comment. It is not stated whether a trans- lation into English will be given in a future number. We may, however, look for it—Perhaps.] The Language of the Workshop.-It might surprise an English inquirer into nautical philology to learn that much of the language of shipboard was very good Dutch, Low German, and even French. It might shook his national pride to find that the terse phrase- ology over which he had been accustomed to chuckle, I as so thoroughly English, was but the echo of the lan- guage of the Havre de Grace, the Vorsetzen at Ham- burg, or was borrowed from the dictionary (if he had j one) of Van Tromp. Yet this is the simple truth; ) and the same common parentage m<y be traced in much of the ordinary language of the goldsmith's workshop. Although, like water-worn pebbles, the techuical words there in use are now smooth enough English, if we trace their original structure we shall find that in grain they are often German or French.- The Working Man. Confidence.—As he said it, the thought again crossed his mind. What if he should make his wife a confidante of his early life! For a moment he was again tempted to do it. Bat he drove the thought away. His wife had ever been an affectionate wife to him, and bad he any right, nay, was there not some- thing cowardly in even wishing to share his burden with one who could only be distressed by its recital ? No. The past must be a sealed book for ever; and though in years to come he and his wife might draw nearer and nearer together as time should leave the grey shadow fainter and fainter in the distance, still there must ever lie in his boscm a secret hidden from her who ought, if marriages are made in heaven, to be the sharer of his inmost thoughts. For in the entire- ness of such confidence alone is the holiness and happiness of marriage.-Adriana. A Broker's Man.—A strange fact—stranger than anything in fiction-came to my knowledge lately, with regard to a poor family who were visited by the broker's man. When the broker's man came in, the tenant of the house, driven to desperation by his mis- fortunes, rushed upon him with ai knife to kill him. H For God's sake, don't kill me," cried the broker's man. "I am a poor unfortunate wretch like yourself. While I come to take possession of your things, there is a man in possession of mine." Then you oaght to have some feeling for me," said the other. "God knows I have," said the broker's man, but I have had nothing to do for a long time, and I was starving when I was offered this job. I never did such cursed work before, and I will starve to death before I do it again." The visit of the amateur broker's man was an angel's visit to that poor family. He had received 5s. in advance for what he called his cursed work," and he made a blessed use of it, by giving the starving j family a meal. When a benevolent clergyman entered the house to render some assistance to the distressed family, he found the children clinging to the broker's man's neck, kissing him, and calling him uncle." -All the Year Bound. Keepsakes. But why is it, will you tell me who know everything, that gentlemen always ask for a rose or a violet, or a flower of some sort, as a keepsake ? Nothing so perishable. Would not a thimble or a slipper be better? I suppose you have us all in what you used to call a hortus siccus, brown roses, and yellow violets, and venerable polyanthuses, thoroughly dried up and stiff as chips, and new and then with a sort of triumph review your prisoners, and please yourselves with these awful images of old maidhood. How can we tell what witchcrafts go on over our withering types and emblems. Give me back my violet and you shall have a hair-pin instead." Many thanks; I'll keep my violet however. It may grow dry and brown to other eyes, to mine it will never change. Just because it is an enchanted violet, and there is a spell upon my eyes as often as I look on it, and the glow and fragrance will never pass away." "Very good song, and very well sung! only I suspect that's the usual speech, and you ask for the violet for an opportunity of making it."—Dublin University Magazine. Fouche and Louis XVIII.-A. Paris corre- spondent has found the following story in a recently- published French book: After the restoration, in 1814, among the titled followers of Napoleon who were the most anxious to obtain employment at the court of Louis XVIII., none showed more servility and assiduity to accomplish his purpose than Fouche, Duo d'Atranto. He at last had a private interview with the king, when he expressed his desire to dedicate his life to his service. Louis replied, You have occupied under Bonaparte a situation of great trust, which must have given you opportunities of knowing every- thing that passed, and of gaining an insight into the characters of men in public life which could not easily occur to others. Were I to decide on attach- ing you to my person, I should previously expect that you would frankly inform me what were the measures and who were the men that you em. ployed in those days to obtain your information. I do not allude to my stay at Verona, or at Mittau. I was then surrounded by numerous adherents but at Hartwell, for instance—were you then well acquainted with what passed under my roof?" Yes, sir, every day your majesty's movements were made known to me." "Eh! what? Surrounded as I was by trusted friends, who could have betrayed me-who could thus have abused my confidence! I insist on your naming him." Sir, you urge me to say what must wound your majesty's heart." "Speak, sir; kings are but too subject to be deceived." "If you command it, sir, I must onewer that I was in correspondence with the Duo d'Aumont." What! De Pienne, who pos- sessed my entire confidence? I must acknowledge," added the King, with a malicious smile, he was very poor. He had many expenses, and living is very dear in England. Well, then, M. Fouohe, it was I that dictated to him those letters which you received every week, and I gave up to him 12,000f. out of the 48,000f. which you so -regularly remitted to obtain an exact account of all that was passing in my family."
A JIANIAC IN THE Alo(JNF'ziIiN"S.
A JIANIAC IN THE Alo(JNF'ziIiN"S. A local contemporary describes tha vagaries of a man who has turned recluse and taken up his abode in a cave on Skiddaw, in the Cumberland Lake district. It appears that about three years ago an eccentric- looking man, of tall and slender build, a pale OOffio plexion, and speaking with a Scotch accent, paid a visit to Keswick, where he occupied lodgings for a week. Daring that period he made frequent excur- sions up Skiddaw, always returning with his clothe covered with mud and his mysterious wanderings excited considerable attention at the time, various stories being set afloat of his search for precious metals or a hidden treasure. Leaving his lodg- ings in Keswick, the stranger took up his abode on the breast of Skiddaw, sleeping at night in a small cave or pit, sheltered by a. portable roof of reeds, and lined with moss. He has now, except a short interval, remained about three years upon the mountains, sometimes passing his time upon Skiddaw, at others moving on to Saddleback and Belvellyn, one of his fancies being to preach sermons to the mountain sheep. His appearance is described by those who have seen him as ludicrous in the extreme. His hair is thrown over his shoulder and hangs far down his back, and forms the only protection for the head bis clothes seem to have been in the height of fashion 20 years ago, and are quite threadbare; he wears no shoes, and goes on his peregrinations in his stockings only. He gives the name of Smith, and, judging by his language, belongs to Scotland, but when questioned on the subjeot gives an evasive answer. He makes almost daily visits to Keswick, where he purchases his tea and sug^r,^ mixing and eating them dry. His only cooking apparatus is a small pan, in which he cooks messes of very ques- tionable ingredients, boiling them by the aid of lighted tallow. Through the limited accommodation of his habitation, he is obliged to lie in a circular posi- tion, much resembling that of a dog in a kennel. In some of his descents into the vales his appearance frightened some of the peaceful inhabitants, and the police having had their attention directed to him he recently underwent incarceration in the county gaol for disorderly conduct at Keswick. While in prison he painted a good portrait of the governor of the gaol, but it had been a great grief to him to have his h-air out, according to prison rule, on his entrance. Haying finished his term of imprisonment he has now gone back to his old haunts af lwaner if not a wiser man. —
Intimidating "Workmen.—^George Balfour, a packing-case-maker, lately in the employ of Messrs. Terry and Son, of Collingwood-street, Biaekfriars- road, was summoned before the magistrates at the Southwark Polioe-court, by Thomas Spamwick, a jourrejman in their service, for using threatening language to him, and endeavouring to force him to leave their employment. The men at Messrs. Terry and Son's had lately struck on account of their re- fusing to comply with the exorbitant demands made upon them by the rules of the society to which the men belonged. Forty of these workmen had conse- quently refused to oontinue in the employ of Messrs. Terry, and numbers of them daily congregated round the premises, threatening and' intimidating those journeymen who continued on the premises.—The complainant proved that he had been assaulted by the prisoner, and abused by him in the most violent and filthy language. Sentence—Six weeks'imprisonment t in the House of Correction.
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| EXTRACTS FROM "PUNCH" & "FUN." A Desert Island. My father and mother consulted each other, As soon as they taught me to toddle, And sent me to school where I grew up a fool, With a quite inacce-sibte nodd'e. I confess—and I wish I could do so As nicely as John Jacky Rousseau— That my fine head of hair was eatrpty and bare As the island of Robiuson Crusoe. Though I studied the pages of several sages They never improved me one tittle; Till a notion, one day, to my brain found its way And astonished my brain not a little. But fanoy-and probahly whoso Perukes this ballad will do so— How the thought mast have trembled to find it e- sembltd That anchodte, Robinson Crusoe. A Conundrum. My first is a Company, p'r'aps a bubble. My second's no one, so that's no trouble. My second is also a la,dy, yet you My second know well as the Pa. of a Jew, A great light of Israel, who might Indeed be called an Israel-light. My third you may hear on your road to Eton, Still going on though thoroughly beaten; My third you may meet at your grocer's shop, Like a boy with a plaything my third has a top. To complete my whole one line I need. Well, my whole is a pnzzle to all who read. The importance of finding me out isn't vital, But you'll see what I am up above. I'm the title.
Chancery-lane Dialogue. Coke: Heard the Chancellor's last? Lyttleton No; out with it. Coke: Why, a new plea for bankrupts ia fo? :-ul pauperis. lAjttleton: Well, what is it ? Coke: Why, the plea of non compos mentis. Lyttleton Oh, they'll never stand a plea of lunacy in bankruptcy. Coke: Ah! you don't see; non compos mentis means no composition is meant." LYTTLETON disappears hurrieclly.
SNIP, SNAP !-When the journeymen tailors struck the other day, they displayed an ignorance of natural philosophy which a paternal Government is anxious to remove. They were not aware of the reverberation of force—in plain words they did not know that when you strike an object it strikes back with exactly the same force. In order to show this rebound, the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer ia going to claim income-tax from the tailors who were proved to be earning three pounds a week. On the whole, they won't win much by their recent goame of Poole. DE DYE IN D-Y.Em.-In our last volume we drew the public attention of mothers of large families, who were anxious to eoonomise in washing, to the impor- tant domestic fact that kids could be cleaned at two- pence a pair We now notice a still further improve- ment, which must be most interesting to all negrophiliflts and Exeter-hail believers in the superiority of the nigger over the white man, and it is to the effsefe that" kids can be dyed black at a very trifling cort, FLOWERS OF SPEECII.-Profes-,or De Candolle, at the horticultural banquet at the Mansion-house, drew attention to the flourishing condition of the science in countries with a free political system, and said that with a day's pay of the millions of soldiers massed on the continent a conservatory might be constructed reaching from Paris to Berlin. Yes! and instead of the blood-red blossom of war," they might grow everlasting peas." A LAY.—The Westmoreland Gazette tells a story about a hen which was sitting on thirteen eggs in a room where there was a cat with four kittens. On the eggs being taken from under her she drove off the cat and took possession of her offspring. Very natur. A hen so much devoted to a sedentary occu- pation must have been of a litt-er-ary turn. MASONRY WITH A MORAL.- ArchitectF3 about to compete in designs for building the new Palace of Justice will doubtless bear in mind the gaying that justice is blind. Therefore they wiil very likely omit to make proper arrangements for lighting that edifice. INTERESTING.—Dear Mr. Pancb,—I read tha other day that "the judges were churched." I hope they are all as well as can ba expected.—Yours truly, LAVINIA D. RAMSBOTHAM. Theodore- Hookham Cottage. THE RIGHT PLACE.—Tn the fcrthcottibjg Inter- national Exhibition at Paris, the contributions of Nice and Savoy will be put, of course, in the Annexe. NEW NAME FOR THE PETROLEUM ARISTOCRACY —The Oiligarchy. WHY is a retired oculist like an inland revenue officer ? Because ha is an ex eyesm&B. SITTINGS IN ERROR.—A pew in a Mormcinif chapel. MOTTO FOR THE SPIRAL ASCENSIOIUST. — I'WN: spiro, spero. LATEST FROM OUR FARM YACD.-It, ihe Fcvsl House. Left sitting." A SOVEREIGN IN PERIL.—Old ConI.
Sad Scaffold Accident.-On Tuesday evening, about a quarter-past five o'clock, the j-ard of the London Guildhall wag being covered in for the recep- tion of the Duke of Edinburgh, and a large number of workmen were employed in completing the arrange- ments. One of the cross supports of the scaffolding, upon which about 20 carpenters and paper-hangers were at work, broke short off near one side of the poles, and threw the whole of the workmen to the ground. Those who were immediately over the frac- ture fell from a height of about 15 feet, bnt those who were further off slid down, and had their falls broken, I so that they received but a few scratches, bruises, and shakes. The unfortunate men were taken to St. Bar- tholomew's Hospital, where they received every cars a,nd attention. Two Children Struck by Lightning.—A severe thunderstorm visited the neighbourhood of HudderaSeld onMoBday, and two obiliren were struck by the lightning at Netherton. The boys—Joseph Petty, seven years old, Eon of Edmund Petty, cloth miller; and John Brook, an orphan,. who lives with his uncle, Isaac Brook, factory operative—were going to school when the lightning struck them. Petty was sent nearly across the road, and was knocked down, but was not seriously injured. Brook was rendered insensible. He was conveyed to the Rose and Crown Inn, and afterwards to his uncle's house, and was attended by Mr. Calvert, of Nethertor.i, and Mr. Robins on, of Huddersfield. For several hours he was unable to speak, and lay in great agony, but during the evening he became able to say a word or two and there is every hope that he will recover. There are no external injuries on Brook, but the forehead cf Petty appears slightly discoloured.
I POLITICAL GOSSIP.
POLITICAL GOSSIP. AN impatient friend of the people," who is dis §ueted at their apathy about Reform, writes in this contemptuous vein about the poor people who won't stir up The people, sir, that is to say the masses, have been so coddled, and flattered, and amused with exhibitions, and evening schools, and workmen's clubs, and philanthropy in general, that they have lost all national pride and political feeling. They go to sing- songs and casinos, and the Divorce Court, like their songs and casinos, and the Divorce Court, like their betters. They make flJ-traps and bird-oages for six- penny prizes, and when they are particularly hard up they take the bounty and emigrate to Queensland or 111, Zealand. The pluck's out of the people of Eng- land. The lads are as harmless as pet latnbs, given to botany and geology, and living on charitable subscrip- tions." He would not write another verse to the "Ode to Contentment," it is clear. THE Pope offers even years' indulgence to all who sWl devoutly and devotedly assist his Holiness reli- |j0nsly, not physically, in the coming difficulties of the Papal Power. Lord PALMERSTON'S prophetic words are quoted &U over Europe at present; his foresight enabled him LORD PALMERSTON'S prophetic words are quoted all over Europe at present; his foresight enabled him to say that, >1 the question of the Duchies will be a Eiatch which will ignite the whole of Europe." CHlEE BARON POLLOCK, it is reported, is anxious to retire from the Bench. If he waits till the Ministry i are out of office it will result in the advancement of )' Sir Fitzroy Kelly to the head of the Exchequer, say the many friends and admirers of the worthy knight. Put if the Chief Baron waits till that, it may, perhaps, insure a renewed lease of life and office. LAMARTINE ia again in difficulties, and the French Government have offered him 40,000 francs a-jear, With one stipulation, namely, that he makes over everything to the Government. That is an odd clause ia a gift, and reads more like making a sharp and profitable transaction. Lamartine has declined, and is going to live in Sicily, and play the recluse in a comfortable way. I THE witty London correspondent of the Cashel Gazette has his own way of relating the elevation of Dr. Callen to the Cardinalship. He drops the usual phrase of scarlet hat, and says Dr. Cullen is the first Irishman who has worn "scarlet stockings." Red- legged importations from the Continent do not gene- rally suit the English taste. The red-legged partridge is not popular, because he is riot a game bird, but of the late Doctor (not lamented) that cannot be said, and though we don't like to see the Church of Rome showing its colours in Merrie England or Green" Ireland, still the honour falls where it is due. The red hat, the red gloves, the red stockings, and any other red garment unmentionable, will become a well. read man. A CORRESPONDENT of the Telegraph says I have taken up 'Dod,' and from that valuable Parliamentary guide made the following analysis of the divisions Which took place on the Reform Bill last Thursday ttight. On Lord Stanley's amendment that the redis- tribution of seats should be first dealt with, I find among the minority of 260 Ayes voting against the Government that there were 13 Liberals, or professing liberals, and four who are classified in the Parlia- mentary List as Liberal-Conservatives.' In the first category two were new deserters from the Liberal rajaka-viz., Cholmeley, Sir M. J., North Lincolnshire; Gaskell, J. M., Wenlock. Eleven were Adullamites' viz., Anson, Hon. Major, Lic,ifield; Baring, H. B., Marlborough; Clinton, Lord A. P., Newark; Eloho, Lord, Haddingtonshire; Fitzwilliam, Hon. C. W. W., Malton; Grosvenor, Earl, Chester Grosvenor, Lord Richard, Flintshire; Heathcote, Hon. G. H., Rut- land Horsman, Right Hon. E., Stroad; Lowe, Right Hon. R., CalDa; Tomline, G., Shrewsbury. The four Liberal-Conservatives' were Legh, Major C., North Cheshire; Patten, Colonel W., North Lanca- shire; Pugh, D., Carmarthenshire; Sollrfield, J. H., Haverfordwest. Of the 287 Noes supporting the Government, two were Tories, and seven were Liberal- Conservatives/ The two Tories were: Cox, W. T., Derby; Ker, D. S., Do wnpatrick. The Liberal-Con- aervativea were: Antrobas, E., Wilton; Gregory, W. H., Galway County; Herbert, H. A., Kerry; M'Lagan, P., Linlithgow; J0hn, Tamworth; Pritohard, J., Bridgnorth; Russell, F. W., Limerick. Of the renowned 33 Adullamites, 9 did not vote, 11 voted against the Government, as shown above, and 13 returned to their allegiance-viz., Beaumont, W. B., South Northumberland; Brecknock, Earl of, Brecknockshire; Carington, Hon. C. ii., Wycombe; Crosland, Colonel J. P., Huddersheid; Doulton, F. Lambeth; Dunkellin,Lord, Galway County Gregory, W. H., Galway County; Lamg, b., Wiok Burghs; Mackie, J., Kirkcudbrightshire; Marsh, M. H., Salis- bury ■ Packe, Colonel, South Lincoln Pim, J., Dublin Citv- Tracv Hon. C. R. D. H., Montgomery. The amendment proposed by Mr. Walpole, substituting -820 for £14 in the county franchise clause, was nega- tived by 283 against 297, and produced some new dis- position of votes. The following Conservatives voted with Mr. Walpole, who had not voted for Lord Stan- ley —Mr. R. Baggallay, Colonel Bernard Mr. Cox, Hon. C. Cust, Mr. Go»t, Mr. A- Mr. Innes, Captain Jervis, Mr. H. Jolhiffe,, Mr. Ke Sir L. Palk, Mr. G. Phillips, Mr. Bolt, and Mr. T. Treeby. Two of these gentlemen voted against Lord Stanley's proposition, namely, Mr. Cox and Mr. Ker. The undermentioned Liberal members who did not support Lord Stanley, supported Mr. Walpole: Colonel Biddulph, Mr. M. Biddnlph, Lord J. Browne, Lord Ernest Bruoo, Sir R. Balkeley, Hon. C. Caring- tori, Mr. G. Clive, Lord Dunkelliu, Mr. Fort, Mr. Gregory, Mr. Marsh, Colonel Packe, Hon. W. Portman, Mr. Saunderson, and Mr. H. Vernon. These members, with four exceptions, namely, Lord E. Bruce, Sir R. Bulkeley, Mr. G. Clive, and Mr. Saunderson, voted with the Government in the previous division. In this division the Government was joined by the fol- lowing members who had not taken part in the pre- vious vote Mr. T. D. Acland, Mr. T. Barnes, [At. A. Bass, Mr. H. F. Berkeley, Mr. T. P. Bouverie. Sir C. Bright, Mr. Calcraft, Hon. E. Calthorpe, Mr. R. Campbell, Sir G. Coltburst, Cdoptain Dawson, Mr. W. H. Gladstone, Mr. A. Greville, Sir J. Gray, Captain Grosvenor, Mr. T. Grove, Captain Hayter, Lord G. Howard, Mr. M'Evoy, Mr. Main waring, Mr. Marshall, Viscount Milton, Mr. C. Moote, Sir R. Peel, Mr. R. G. Price, Mr. St. Aubyn, Mr. Scholefield, Mr. R. Shafto, Mr. Talbot, Capt. Vivian, Mr. Warner, Mr. Watkin, Mr! Wiokham, Mr. Wjld- The names of the following Conservatives who voted with Lord Stanley, do not appear in the other division: Mr. J. Goodson, Mr. Guinness, Mr. W. Mitford, Mr. D. Pugh, Sir W. Verner." .1
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OPINIONS OF THE PRESSe The Reform Bill. It is of considerable consequence that there should be no mistake as to the real significance of the conclu- sion virtually arrived at. It does not mean that there is to be no Reform Bill. It does not mean that the moderate Liberals will habitually aid their party an- tagonists in strangling Reform measures which Tories may dislike. It merely means that a, Reform measure which is to pass must be one which all parties, except the enemies of any Reform, shall concur to frame. It means, too, just now, and perhaps it means more dis- tinctly than anything else, that the country is not prepared, for the sake of one particular plan or bill rather than another, or for the sake of passing any bill this year rather than next, to risk so great a danger or to incur so great a loss as the overthrow of a Govern- ment which in the main expresses the feelings and embodies the policy of the nation, and the disorgani- sation of a party which, as a whole, represents the views of the great body of the community, but which, if split up into fragments, would represent only the passions and prejudices of comparatively small, feeble, and in. creasingly divergent sections. -PAZI Mall Gazette. Let not, then, the "wars and rumours of wars" which are around us lead to an indefinite postpone- ment of the needed Reform. Rather let it lead to an abandonment of party jealousies, and wretched devices for "turning the thing to account." Do not let us hear, again, of a class of boroughs condemned, because they generally return Conservatives; and another class spared because they generally return Whigs. To obtain a really wise and wholesome measure, the leaders on each side ought to stoop to meet each other in honourable agreement. Lord Derby has no low or petty ends to serve, nor has Lord Stanley or Lord Cranborne. If they were to meet three men of equal rank and importance, deputed by the Cabinet, it might be possible to agree upon the outlines of a measure which should pass both Houses in a month. Without some such agreement the settlement of the question must be very diffioult. If left out of con- sideration, the bulk of the 285 Conservatives will deem opposition to be their duty and if 30 or 40 Liberals like Mr. Lowe, Mr. Horstnan, Captain Hayter, &fi., unite with them, the passage of a measure through the two Houses becomes impossible. Cannot such men as Lord Grosvenor and Lord Stanley contrive to bring about such an agreement in the coarse of this autumn ? A greater service to their country they could hardly render. And, as to'the time when and the manner how, we remain of opinion that a month or six weeks devoted to this subject in November and December would make the passage of a bill through both Houses, in the spring of next year, a matter of ease and certainty.—Morning Advertiser. The War between Spain and Peru. The conduct of Spain on the Pacific coast has been so monstrous that we heartily rejoice in the defeat her ships have met with at Callao. The world is so out of joint that it has become possible fo? Spain or any other Power, apparently, to enter on a course of buccaneering, which recalls the period when there was no peace across the line. Surely, in the interests of commerce and common justice, some means might be devised to stop practices which are a scandal to the age. One day there is a seizure of guano islands, then the levy of blaok mail from Peru, anon the bom- bardment of a port without a pop gun to fire in its defence, and now—what we admit was a legitimate operation of war—the attack on Callao. But there is no justification for any of it. The thing is a scandal, and ought to be put down.-Sunday Gazette. Mr. Seward has acted with great duplicity and very unlike a statesman in this matter. At the very moment that Spain was preparing to bombard a defenceless city, he went to Havaana and publicly asked the blessings of Heaven on the degenerate Spanish nation, and the perpetuation of its dominions on this continent. He has ever aince been called the greatest statesman of the age by the Spanish, whose praise is worse than half scandal; it is positively damning to an official of Republican principles. He makes this country falsely appear as the ally of Spain, and the South American Republics-some of which he refused to recognise, and all of which he criminally and against the principles of this people and Government refused to aid—really looked upon us as the only ally Spain has had in these disgraceful affairs. Some dis- play of manliness on the part of ililpatriuk and Rodgera in the Valparaiso affair won for ua a slight Rodgera in the Valparaiso affair won for us a slight respect; but these officers were mere agents, and Mr. Seward, and Mr. Seward alone, is responsible for the inaction of our fleet, and it is he alone who has brought contempt upon this country.—New York Herald. Suspension of Another London Bank. Another great joint-stock bank has succumbed. The Agra and Masterman's Bank, about which rumour was busy from the first, fought out the panic with great courage, paid X3,000,000 over the counter, and seemed, in spite of the wdd fluctuations in the price of its shares, strong enough to weather the storm. The waves were too high, however. Some loans, probably sound, but for long periods, embarrassed its resources, the Bombay branch, threatened by the fall in cotton, demanded aid out of all proportion to its importance, an organised system of slander sapped its credit in London, and on Wednesday evening the bank closed with liabilities estimated at from fifteen to nineteen millions. The assets are supposed to be worth more, but the fact is, that until full accounts have been received from the branches in Paris, Bombay, Calcutta, Agra, Lahore, Hong Kong, and Melbourne, explaining not only the extent of their liabilities, but the character of the securities thpy hold, no trust- worthy estimate can be framed. The City evidently takes a bad view, the shares which, within two years, have been sold at X110 each, being quoted yesterday at .£3, but neither the City, nor the directors, nor any body else can form more than a shrewd guess. The stoppage will be terribly felt in India, where the services have a strong belief in this bank, which they originally started, most of the shares to this day being held by Anglo-Indians.—Spectator.
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THE CLOSING OF THE CAVE. (From the Owl.) Recent public improvements in the neighbourhood of Westminster have necessitated the abolition of that well- known establishment and house of call, the Cave of Adullam, and the question of compensation has naturally arisen for its compulsory destruction. On the one side the proprietors make a claim for heavy damages on the grounds that it was a thriving esta- blishment, and had done a great deal of good in the part where it was, by acting as a sort of home for many of the destitute wanderers who have no other place to go to. Here they were always taken in and well looked after. It was likewise frequented by some of the most respectable among the neighbours, and in the tap-room a very intellectual society might be met with. They had been driving a roaring trade for some time past, though perhaps not quite so roaring as that carried on by the public next door, kept by Mr. Disraeli. The house might have been profitably con- ducted still if it had not been for the undue inter- ference of the police, who had frightened away some of its usual customers. Since then the trade had fallen off, and heavy losses had been inflicted on the props j^tors. Under these circumstances, they prayed for a large compensation to be handed over to them by the Government. On the other hand, it was alleged that this was no case of hardship, or one (-all- ing for any compensation at all. The house had only been open for a few weeks, and had never attained any good position in the neighbourhood. When the pro- prietors first started it they were warned that it could not last, and tha,t the ground they occupied would be required for other purposes. Bilt still persisted, and now, as was expected, they are unable to keep their customers together, and the goodwill of the business was worth nothing. The materials of which the house was built were mostly old building stuff worked up with new green timber and rabble, and had never been well cemented. It had been the resort of many of the idle and dissolute of Westminster, and was a noted house for the harbouring of deserters. For these reasons it was argued that the compulsory closing of a the place was an advantage to the neighbourhood, and that no compensation was due; and a decision was accordingly pronounced in that 8ffDBi"-4
THE OLD LADY AND HER BANK-BOOK.
THE OLD LADY AND HER BANK-BOOK. On Tuesday, Dr. Lankester held an inquest at the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's- Inn-road, on the body of Euiily Watts, aged 62, who lived at 46, Cromer-street, St. Panoras. The inquest was held at the request of Mrs. Ballen, of 36, Burton-street, Burton-orescent, who had been living in hopes ef receiving as a me mento the bank-book of her friend the deceased when, the latter ceased to require it; but at the last moment her hopes were destroyed, for her friend, bursting into tears, exclaimed, Ob I have done very wrong." "How?" was the anxious inquiry. "Ob, I have wronged you! I always promised you should bury me, and have my bank-book, but I've given it to Mr.'Eoe- sitor (bar. landlord). If you can get; it back you rnsy have it." Mrs. Balien at once hastened and demanded the bank-book, but found to her dismay that £ 10 of the money had already been drawn. When she again called to see her friend, this said landlord refused to admit her, and she saw her no iro-a alive. Dr. Thomp- son certified that death arose from "natural causes," but Mrs. Bullen declared "it was werry suspicious that they should draw the old woman's money before she was dead," and insisted upon an inquest She anxiously inquired of the coroner if she could not regain the bank-book, or rather the mmey. The coroner informed her that she might take legal pro- ceedings, but he could not interfere about it himself. The jury were persuaded that the death arose froiK "natural causes," but Airs. Bullen repeatedly inter- rupted the proceedings by declaring that it was werpy suspicious," and inquiring whether she could not get 10s. for sitting up with her friend. A verdict of "natural causes" having been returned, Lr. Sossiter wanted to know if he couldn't punish Mrs. Ballen. for her insinuations. The coroner said they could both proceed against each other; the One for the slanderj and the other for the bank- book.