GERTRUDE'S DREAM. ,Êi:, Sketch of a Wife's Jealousy and its fiV. acdr -> just reoQvCMBg from a severs illness, at i tuldah j an i v 1< V chamber, trying to *.Iy >er need! but hfn' fin!;E;rS did not move as was '« woni, and at length, with a heavy sigh, she s.lin red the work to fail upoêJhe- lap. "Dear mother, you are not strong; enough to yet, Oh, wi you would take more rest. If y how sad and sorrowful it makes me to see vou rsrio! kiie speaker was- a delicately formed girl, with soft hrown hair and Lj, ?e blne fyos, and with a faoe if not wa5 lovely in its childish iaBooence and ml c> tr ,å¡;.sh¡] spoke she went to her mother's side, i her arafabeat her xiesk, and i, kisEed fcey tr "»t > cheek. Dear mother o r-e time to get well. If you will pit away YOtir. -»•»>•♦ <» I wilt find something to do 1 thing frem which: I can e ifn enough to help us Oir. until brig coma." "Brighter -uttcvo,,i iVfe, Dansaii, mourn- ally. Aii, fie ;furi >, -.hen c-hall we see them ? "When yon get weU a-d strong, dear mother. isai-ely the caya be toeii." "Al&s, my child, the -.Utrhi-sess of earth has faded away for ever from mo. I shall not he Str-fctog any She fi&w '■ ne a-jq(i l>ff of psrin-t-hat he-to words had called tb the fÐ.ce of her daughter, and she tly added— "BM you, Gertrncts, wm yet be joyous and happy. ?0!i e a blessed chÜd, you are so good and true, so and so i >»u if T «• t »self'aaotifibia'g; There h hapi >es n kr-vou." And why not for on. x >iher?" cried the child, again kissifao th&-t "J le c ->rJ "surely you ought to be happy. God n* let yon Suffer always." '• Gertrude, b-i y nviU' after a paasa, "I must meat r doc.ra. You, would urge me to take raore rest-? from V',>haU Rest fro 0.1 physical labour, that I mj- su.,fermore mentaHy. What have wa in the house t'hl1; ti cai Odll our own ? Where will we find our next loaf of tread ? "_1 have money fvJl- fh'vb, mother." <!But how can've 0 y thu, do 'sor? csHe will wait, L"jt-ber. "Gertrude, I must ply my noodle. I will rest to-day, aad to-morrow I will to work. I shall feel better so-'tiormw, Y&ii mast UOJ ii.V*vtete with me>in this." The pttle Woman leaned her head against the tf&ck of her Ohais*, and pressed her hand upon her brow, and the child., taking a. seat ndt far away, re- garaod her .mother with a wistful, anxious look. Gartude, what ia it ? Why do you look at-me so f H»TO you basn dreaming again ?'" "y e. mother. I iaave dreamed again, but it was the same old dream." As the niTsiid rnv~*p~. ici? faceonoe more, t,hechild <1rew her low si^il «^ to' her'aide, aiid- sweated both !ier hand-3 Bpon knees." Dear mother, yrxLdo':ü.ottruôti me f-ally." ertude! C)b, mother, if-yon knew how much I could help TOP, if you knew how my lteait- yearns to, Bhare all far griefs, you would not beep anything from me. >a asked me if I had been dreaming again. I might truthfully tell yem' that I am dfefeming all the time. 1'nat face, once sO strangely fixed upon my mind, 13 nsver absent from, me. Oh, if ycu would tell me what E feel that I have a; right to krlow." my child I" Do not m off again, mother. I am no. longer the child of ot yoars. I a-m;foarteen;tiow, Mal am going to speak ^j.^nly. I know you will not forbid \e Go on, Crr'r-Ce." Tho child k One of her mother's hands, and said, a low, quivering yoicø- "You haya' ,:I",ve;: tDld nlC,in plain words, that my £ a,ther was daa-d." Mrs. Duncan star-ted as -th,)ugh, she had received a sudden and sharp blow from some unseen hand and before her daughter could speak further she aroae from her chair and walked to the window. She stood there some little time, watching the lengthening shadows of t-lie closing day, and when she came back she had her hands folded aad pressed upon her heart. t £ Dear mcther, if it paias you so muob——" No, G-Srferade. It is time that you knr-w the hQ-th; and EOW, before I again commence ray toil, I vili give to you the lesson of my life. I have not kept the truth from you becGmseI would deceive you. Far from it, I have siznaly kept it because I would taste the full cup of my great sorrow alone. Do you it member, my child, that you once asked me why had marked with my pencil a certain passage of StH'iptee?" Yes, mother." Asd Ro you. remember what. it was ? "Yes,ifor I have eften read the verse since, and wondered whyyoa were so strangely affected by it." iiead it fiow, Gertrude." I ean recite it, mother. It is the sixth verse of she last chapter of Solomon's Song: 'Set me as a seal UPOIl t-kine heart, as a seal upon thine arm for love is ■■rong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the lJoals thereof are coals of firo, which hath a most .7c" ement flame. Oh, Gertrude, my dear child, may yøu never know the tenth of this. One moment-one- moment. Fear nop: these tears will do me good." Ene IwJng the woman wiped her eyes, and then, her child nearer to her, she said— Gertrude, you shall know the whole story now. I WM only 18 when I became the wife of Henry Dasican. Me was aandsome, and well-educated, and good and I won him-for my own while many others were anxious to find favour in hia eyes. He was not wealthy, but he was steady and industrious, and was able to give use a-good heme. I'os a few months I was the hsppi- eit, among the happy; but at length a dark-visaged rsioaetor crept into our homo, and instead of turning Lib.o intruder out I invited his stay. Henry was tso gay, too free-hearted, and too social to settle down at oaeo into the etaid, sober life of a married recluse; and as many of those maidens with whom he had formerly been free and social still sought his pleasant company at our balls and parties, he laughed and joked, and promenaded and danced with them as of old. He was very oareful not to bestow his attentions on any parti- cular one; but, so far as he could, he treated them all alike. I did not see it then, however. I simply Fsa, th*3< he smiled upon others as well as upon me, and I, iuthe blind foolishness of my h¡;art, blamed him for it. At first he only laughed at me, and told me how foolish, I was; but I would not believe him. I had allowed myself to feaoome jealous, and I found plenty of fuel ready. to feed the angry flame. And I was not without companions to help me on in my miserable course. There were those who had been envious be- cause I haod won Henry Duncan, and when they found how my suspicions were running, they failed not to whisper words of warning into my ear. I dare not ten you all tha.t I did and said to my husband. Ee was high-spirited and strong-willed; and when he had borne all that he could bear—and God iiEtiwes he bore enough-he turned upon me so fiercely that ,for a. t.imø he frightened me. You were then au iMoot,. only three months old, and as the care of y me confined most of the time, I had plenty. oportunity to suspect that my husband was spend- iiig his evenings in more agreeable company. And yet, before Heaven, I had no just cause for those suspicions. Only my own folly drove Henry from me, and then I was angry because he left my side. _V'CK era went on in this way for a whole year, and at i e end of that time I had become utterly insane upon one subject. The social comforts which my bus- d could not find at home he sought elsewhere, and he did come beneath his own roof, it was only to mtwith pain and abase. One day information came to him by mail that his cousin was very sick—perhaps ghù tniglat not live—and he told me that he should go .ijd bPS her. His cousin was a bright-eyed, beautiful rl between whom and Henry there had always been • warm attachment, and of her I had been excessively Idalù11S. She had then recently removed to a distant town, and if Henry went to see her, he would have to be gone over night. I told him I would not have him ja. He informed me that he had engaged a eonvej allee, shd should be gone within an hour. A few oro r ords passed between us, and finally I told him xt he went I should leave his house never to return. He looked at me a few moments, and then he said—it a™ the first time that he had ever spokes such words --■awd ha was very pale when he said it:—i Go, Sul- if you wish. You and I shall both be happier to iive- a/part!' He left me as he thus spoke,, and within au hunt afterwards I knew that ha was on his way to visit-, hia" cousin. "I had said that I would leave my husband's house, and I resolved to keep my word. I gathered ttpmy clothing, I -and having seenred my scanty stock of jewellery and ihy little money that I possessed, I sent, for a carriage to come and take' ma away. I lelt no psng when I took my child in my arms aiid went out froti- that house, I only felt that I would be revenged upon my hnoband. milea away) in &. neighbouring town, 1ivedanaunt of mine-a. simple-minded, good tear ted woman, who had loved me dearly when I was a ob.;Id-, and to her I went. She listened to my story, and- as- she believed it as I told1 it, she felt that I hiid- been deeply wronged; and mea h0rne'ba:r.:e'at'l:fh1' ■oof. A few days afterwards I received a letter from Henry. It was very short—only asking if he might come and sea me. Oh, it was not Hhldah Dunota that answered'that letter. It was an evil spirit that had I possessed her. At that moment the spirit of the wife was with the father of her child; but the fiend sat down and5 wrote, and this w«s what was written: 'That I wished to see my huabi»nd no more for ever! "In one short month from that time my child wAs taken sick, and by the couch of the little sufferer, Worn down with much watching; my senses came back to me, a&d;the;fou-l fiend fled1 away. Amazed at first- in; view of what I had done, an-d-then ooatiite and almost broken-hear ted, I took my-pfen and wrote to ray-husband; I wrota as I felt. I actoawWledged-my eritor—my sin—and T told him- if he woald- let me come back to him that I would prove by a life-of Un- deviating devetion how truly a-nd deeply I loved him. I sent the lebter; but no answer- came baofe to raei Wtfen the first snow of winttes? lay upon tee ground, an old-aequaint-ance passed'our door, from whom, I learned that Henry Dan-can had gone to Australia. Btfore the winter had passed my aunt Sloke-Bedand died, -and when the spri-iig' came' I was- forced to seek a1 new hODlB;, I fead'-a-iittle nion^y; bi-it I hadf no ftieads-to whom I dared apply for awistance. For a time I lived comfortably^ oonsiderirJg'my mighty grisf:; at the end of two years' my money had gone, and my MendS'also. 11 you know the rest. You know how I have, laboured, and bow scanty has been niy buzrd; but. voa do not litoo w how I have siffi-iared,-und, I pray GodVnat -you never may HuldahiDancanbowed her face upon her hands, and sobbed aloud, while the child throw her arms about bar mother's neck and kissed her. Have you never heard from ray "father Eince he went away?? Never, Gsrtrude." Bat he may come baok." Hush-! Oh, wake not such a thought withiura He is dead, Gert;rude-dead to;you and me. Bat«ee— it has grown dark, end, you have not yet hpd, your sapper. Spoik no more now. God bless you, my child! bless you-always." Late in the erening, when the mother and child were reaciy to retire; Gertrude, who had been strangely thong htfuV sads refleetivej gentily whispe»d-— I think l shall dream again, mother." Hush, darling 1" I shall dream agaia, mother." Dreame areddle things, Gertrude." h Not when they make us hopeful and happy. Perhstpasnofe And-yet if we baild5 too much upon such hope it may be worse for uiai" We can hope and pray." "Yeat, my child." Then suchl hopes: will I cherish." "Ah, Gertrude, your eye is-bright, and your faoa is stamped with eagerness. You are hoping too much. Alas, poor child! your dreams are leading your thoughts Mtray. Pray-for- strength to support you in the aw destined to endure-while travelling through-this vale of tears." '■ I will pray, mother." Andimaythe God of the fatherless heardad-aasWer your prayer." In-the morning, when Mrs. Dilncan awoke, aho fotmd that Gartrucile had got breakfast almost ready. "Ah, my child," said she, with a faint smile, "I think you had no dreams last night." "Dear mother, you are mistaken. It wag, a clream that awoke me. And was it, the Bama old dream ? Wait, mother-wait until our wnrk ia doce—nntil we find-time to sit down-ana I will tell you all about my dream. I think I have never yet told you how strangely things appeared: to me in my phantasy, but since I have heard your story they affeofc me more wandrously than before." "Ah, my child I Hush, mother. Say no more now. Let us eat our breakfast." When they had partaken of the simple meal, and the few dishes had been washed and put away, Ger- trude put on her hood and shawl. We have mosey enough to purchase a little more food, mother, and I think I can find something to do to help you. At all events, we will not despair." And without waiting for any reply, the girl took her little basket and left the chamber. It was near noon when Gertrude returned. There was a bright IL'ht in her eye, and upon her fair cheek was a tinge fresher and more ruddy than Huldah Duncan had seen there for years. 4' Gertrude-" "Oh, dear mother," cried the child,winding her arms about her parent's neck, "I have had suoh excellent fortune. Yoa muat put your sewing away now. I shall be able to help you until you are strong." "Gertrude,—what mean you? Yoa tremble-you are excited. What has happened ? A strange fortune, mother. I shall have work enough—and such pleasant, easy work, and such mar- vellous pay. I will tell you all about it by-and-by. But first I am going to tell you of my dream. I pro- mised you that-, I would tell it, and I shall not rest until it ia- done. Will you listen to me now ?" "Yes, my child." Gertrude had already removed her bonnet and shawl, and taking a seat close by her mother's side, and drawing one of her hands within her own, she said- "Let me tell you my dream, mother ,as though it was all dreamed in one night; for, though it came in many parts, yet they all fit together so regularly that it makes one complete Whole. Dear mother, I dreamed this: I was in the street, standing before the window of the pastry-cook, when a man came along and stopped by my side. I looked up and I thought I had never seen so handsome a face, nor one so kind. I went into the shop and bought some cakes, and when I cime out the man went ia, and as I stopped a moment to look back, I saw him talking with the cook. On the next day, at the same place, the same man met me again; and before I knew what he would do he bent over and hissed me upon the cheek, and I thought his eyes were filled with tears. He drew me away into the shop; he asked me what my name was, and he asked me about my mother; and when I had to^ kini all, I thought he drew me upon his bosom, aQ+iT .m6 ^ere a long time; and it seemed to me as though he was some kind, saving spirit come from the better world, for I rested upon his bosom with a thrill of wild delight, and I thought I could rest there for ever. By-and-by, he asked me if I knew the story of my mother s early life, and when I told him that I did not, he made me promise that I would get the story from her, and that when I had heard it, I would tell it to him. "Dear mother, was it not very, very strange? After you had told me your story I hnew I should hive more of my dream. Aucx I did. I dreamed thus: The same maa met me again, and rest-iag upon his bosom, with both his arms wound tightly about me I told him what you had told me--tdld him how you had wronged your husband-ho you had fled from his honae- Ilic) w you ha4 repented in grief and shame- and how, from the bedside of your sick child, you had written him a letter-and I told him what was in that letter-and how that your husband had gone away to Australia before the letter could reach him. And then I told him how you had suffered since. And when I had done, my face and my hands were wet with tears— 1 ot my tears, mother-no, they were his tears. And by-and-by, when he had thanked God many times, and had dried his eyes, and become calm enough to speak plainly, he asked me if he might go with me and see my mother. And with a glad cry I took the man by the hand and led bim-led bim to your own door 11 Gertrude Gertrude Oh, God have mercy! Why did you tell me this Mother—dear mother—look up." "Huldah! My wife!" And the woman was caught in a fond embrace, and held to a wildly throbbing bosom; not the embrace of a obild-not to the bosom of her daughter. They were strong, manly arms that held her, and the bosom was one whereon her head had been pillowed before her child had being. Huldah! my wife! Look up. Tell me-oh, tell me-ha.s the sunshine come again? Huldah Duncan spoke not then. She could only cling to the neck of her long-lost husband, and weep, hhd sob, and pray. But by-and by, when she could ftilly comprehend that Gertrude's dream had been all a day-dream—and that her husband had been seeking her for a long, long time. and had at length fcrand her through their childandtthllithe had come to iier with all the love and devotion of the heart that was wholly hers, in the; no-rn.1t that saw them madeone at the holy altar-,g,nd, thafc he cotild forgiveall-the paat, and take her to a home-where; every comfort, of earth shonltbbe hers^—then, when she comprehended; all this,1 she gave him both her hand st, and, with a-loving look;, she sebid- Henry, if you can take me back to your home and to your hearty every energy of my life shall be yours, and will preserve your, love as something so* pure and sacred that I would: rather die than that, it should be .snatched from me! Oaoa more, ray husband—upem your bosom—thus. Oh, thank God!"
'Á-" mimomm pg iewb, 11. At Pyjuore, in Dorsetshire, four swarms of bees have been obtained lfi*om one stock within little more than atfottoBiglite Withdrawal. of-the French irom Mexico, The Yar, transport, has arrived at Brest with 600 French soldiers from Mexico. Mr. Gooch (says Herapath), the chairman of the Great Western Railway Company, has been induced to go out in the Great Eastern, Great' Heat at Live-rpool.-The thermometer at the Liverpool Observatory on Mondfey regiatered up to 82.5, being 20.3 abova the average on the same day d'Uring'20 years. The examination, for candidates for the Eton 82.5, being 20.3 abova the average on the same day d'Uring'20 years. The examination, for candidates for the Eton College Foundation is fixed to commence on Thursday morning,,the-26th of t 7 a,m., aad the. election will be declared in the following week. At the Liverpool JPoMee-eourt, on Tuesday, two men named Softy and Meadows were charged with getting fire to the private stables of their em- ployer, Mr. Lane, a-brewar,.with whom they had had a dispute about wages. The prisoners were remanded. A 11 9" uction of hair of young'gkls'who have taken the veil since 1810 was recently held at a convent in Paris, when 800ibs. of hair was sold for £ 11200. A lioiidon correspondent says:- Tho latest style of bonnet has turned up. It is described as con- sisting of t';vostraws, tied together with a blmnibbon on the top of the head, and red tassels suspended at each of the four ends of the straws. The papers announce the birth.of adaughter to Sir James Duke last week. Sir James, is 73 years of age, an cl he had one child, also a daughter, who was born;two years ago. He is still without an heir, to his baronetcy. The screw steamer West of-Bngland, in passing through the Channel, came into collision with the schooner Raphael, of Exeter, off 'the Start, on Monday at noon, in a dense fog. The sehoonerwenfc down with all hands; The Jamaica* DiBtarfeancea.—On ^Wednesday morning another ponderous blae-boofc of nearly 500 pages, relatiia-g to the' late events in Jamaida, was issued to both Hoases-of Parliament. Its contents are "papers laid befora the Royal Commission of Isquiry by, Govtrnor Eyre." Death from Sunstroke.—Philip Wylde, about five years of age, became insensible on Wednesday from susstrfike, while in a field near Haakney-wick, and died in fw hours. Serious Acoiden-t at Tyne Docks,-On Mon- day afternoon, about half-past five o'clock, a serious accident befel a labourer named Wm. Jackson, while engaged1 in discharging a grass ship lying in the dbek. The unfortunate man1 waa basy shunting some wagons when he was caught batweeB'thebu'S'ora of tbewag'@Na and was seriously crushed on the lower part of the abdomen. He was taken to his lodgings in Bede-street, and; attended5 upon, by Dr. Frame. Duntnow Pliteli.-A- happy married couple resi- dent in London have sent their claim for the Dunmow Flitch. They are most respectable people, but at their request their names and residence will not be divulged until the morning of the gala day, when the proces- sion takes place. The public (says a local correspond- ent) may rest assured that when the day comes the happy couple will put in their appearance and go through the ceremony. Reception of Lord Bussell and Mr. Glad- stone at Windsor.—A large number of the Liberal electors of Windsor met at the Great Western Rail- way station, on Tuesday, to testify their eonridence in the Ministers, on their arrival en route to the Castle to meet her Majesty. The train reached the station at half-past twelve o'clock, and as it draw up the Ministers were loudly cheered. With the: cheers there were1 several calls made for a dissolution -resther than a resignation. There was a similar manifestation of feeling on their leaving for London at half-past two o'clock. A sad accident occurred the other day by which Thomas Booth Atkinson, aged 1'3! years, son of Mr. Atkinson, boat-builder, of Stockton, was drowned. The boy, in company with two others,.got into a boat, on the river Tees, at Robinson's Wharf. Atkinson was sculling, and when in the middle of the river the oar slipped out of the rowlock, and he was thrown into the water. The other boys could render no assistance, and, after struggling in the water for some time, he sank and was drowned. The Strike of the Birmingham Bricklayers. —A meeting of the master builders of Birmingham was held on Tuesday evening. The meeting resolved to abide by the resolution passed last week: That, until the men have redeemed the pledge publicly given, by returning to work under the rules settled by arbi- tratior,, no farther proposition from them can be con- sidered." A return was presented by the secretary, showing that the number of men who were at work was considerably in excess of the number a few weeks ago. The Knaresborough Itioters.—The Knares- boroogh rioters who were committed for three months to prison by Justice Shoe, at Leed3 assizes, for assert- ing certain public rights in Knaresborough Castle- yard, received a perfect ovation on Taosday afternoon on their discharge from prison. They were entertained to dinner in the Town-hall, and afterwards were pre- sented with silver cups. The bells were rung and a band of music paraded the streets. The Formation of a New Ministrv.-The Evening Standard of Wednesday says:-The"E,trl of Derby proceeded to Windsor this afternoon, in obedi- ence to her Majesty's In the event of the duty of forming an administration, devolving upon his lordship, the responsibility will be accepted. We are glad to be able to announce that there will be few diffi- culties in the way of the formation of a strong Ministry; and that the noble earl has received assurances of general support from many gentlemen not hitherto numbered among his adherents. Terrible Catastrophe to a Detachment ox Artillery.—4- letter from Trent, Tyrol, in the Pays, says:—" Within the last day or two some persons un. known have destroyed part of the road leading from Roveredo to Monte-Casale, where the corps of Austrian Engineers had prepared some provisional works of de- fence. During- the night half a battery of large guns and three artillery wagons, conducted by guides, who were ignorant of the damage done to the road, were precipitated from the summit of Mount Casala into •the abyss with horses, men, and munitions." Supposed Suicide.—Mr. Humphreys, coroner, held an inquiry at Shad well, on Monday, respecting the death of Mr. Charles Alfred Pallas, an Italian mer- chant in London. The evidence showed that for some time past the deceased had been in pecuniary difficul- ties, arising from losies by speculation. He had in- tended lea,ving England to join Garibaldi as a volun- teer, and had got hia passports ready signed. He was last seen on Monday week, when he stated his inten- tions to a friend. On Saturday last his body was drawn from the Thames by a seaman. The jury re- turned an open verdict. The Marquis of Salisbury, as Lord-Lieutenant of Middlesex, gave a graud entert-alnm-ent at Hatfield- house, his fine old family seat in Hertfordshire, last week, to the officers of the several regiments of county militia and the county magistrates. The invitations were for from four to eight o'clock. A special train from King's-cross to Hatfield conveyed alarge number of the guests. The full band of the South Herts Militia, of which regiment the noble marquis is colonel, performed a varied selection of music on the lawn daring the entertainment. "Moving in the Matter." An American paper has the following:—A. gentleman residing nesa Bog ton drew the attention of the town council to a slough in the road as a nuisance, but no notice was taken of it. One day be found, to his amassment, that two eouacillora had walked into ii by accident, and ware. floundoring about in tii-Q mira, trim Me adlyssssd 1. them thus: U Gentlemen of the TawnCoaneil of Bog' ton, I have oftan patitiaiifed to your, honourable- body ag'iinbt this sld-ugh, but, I never had awy,, attention paid my petition. I nowoometforfch to expreas my dels„hi> to see you; at lagi moving in the matter." Xi-. P. (-abody,, it is saidi. is almost bored" to death by the MoTisaMs of begging letters he receives on behalf ot schools, churches, and charitable institu- tions. Surely there ought to be some better way, than this of showing a nation's gratitude for the gift, by a stranger, of half a million of money for the benefit of its poor. The Late Clir A. BuJ.lerr.-On,Sa.turàåythe"death of Sir Anthony Bailor was announced. Born in 1780, he was called to the bar in 1803, and after having, practised in Jisgland for some years, he having made Indian law a special study, waa uominated to a judge, ship at Madras in 1815. The year after that he was made a judge of Bengal. He occupied that position many yeaca, and then retiring; from professional life, he returned to England. It is rumoursd th&t an eminent (Scottish baronet recently1 promised that-in the event of a gratifying domestic contingency he would- present £ 500 for the completion; of the Wallace Monument* Thafc-contin- gency having since occurred, the expeated fulfilment of the promise will, enable the corarnittee to. complete i the1 undertaking. Blonum&at and baby are both doing well. The Queen's train was in great danger at For- far. A wagon and horse were standingon the up-line, whan a gen tlaman rushed on to the line and signalled: the driver; to stop, when fortunately the train was drawn up, but, only. within three yards of the obstacle. What is the name of the gentleman ? wo,ethouldibe glad' to make it fenovra. M German newspaper gives an account of the following "terrible scene-—"A carpenter, returning home from a long journey, found1 his wife dying, his child dead, and an order to join the armypinned to the dbor. This combination of misfortunes so overeamer the wretched man that he fell to the ground in a fit, and died in a few minutes after. Hia wife's body soon followed him to the grave." State Ball at Buckingham Palace.—By com- mand of the Queen a stale ball was given on Wednes- day evening at Buckingham Palace, to which a party of upwards of 1,700 was invited. Their Royal High- nesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, attended by the Countess of the Hon. Mrs. F. Stonor, .Earl;Spencer, Viscount Hamilton, Lord Harris, and Lieutenant-Colonel Keppel, arrived at the garden entrance of the Palace from Marlborough-house soon after ten o'clock. His Royal. I-Iighness the Dalte of Edinburgh and his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge also attended. Singular and JJ'atal lUsplosion.—The Courrier de VAin gives details of a strange accident which, recently took place in the commune of Poncin, France, at some works set on foot for improving one of the vicinal roads. A man named Garbolino had, just charged two mines for blasting a rook, a-ad had re- placed on his shoulder the box containing the remainder of the powder., weighing, about. 101b. He had then lighted the -slow match communicating with the mines, and was hastening off to be out of reach of the explosion,, when suddenly the powder on his shoulder, by some mischance, exploded with a loud. detonation, hurling the unfortunate man to a considerable dia- tanoe, and killiug him instantaneously. The inquest, so often adjourned, to inquire into the circumstances by which John Bushby, a farmer, and his two brothers died by poison at Ponteland, was again resumed on the 20th inst. On this; as on former occasions the evidence appeared to show that arsenic became by some meaas mixed up with the food of the Bushby family, resulting fatally in the three eases, mentioned, and being, attended with the most serious, results in several other casass Some of these unfortu- nate persons were completely paralysed, and others could only move about by the aid of crutches. Not the least evidenca tending even in a remote degree to indicate how the poison became mixed with the food had been obtained, and the coroner announced that the affair had not advanced anything sinee the last meeting of the jury,, and again adjourned the inquiry- to the 30th of August. The Chinese Princes in a. Coal Pit.—On; Saturday weak the, Chinese and, suite descended the-coal-mine; of Messrs Buttock, near Bir- mingham. The pit is 400 yards deep. The: Celestials; betrayed much nervousness during the long descent. The n-dneis were evidently much; pusEzled to know of what eex the foreigners were, and one of them in a, whisper asked, Bean't two of them women, sir?" The shaft was 400 yards deep, and, considering the; character of the visitors, it was a most extraordinary undertaking for them to descend., On reaching the top they declared, one and all, that a coal-pit was a very dirty place, and expressed their determination never to go down another. Alleged Manslaughter by a Husband.—An inquest was held on Friday in Queen's-road, Balaton, on the body of Ann Taylor, aged forty-seven years; It was stated that the deceased had a violent quarrel with her husband1, a shoemaker, on Monday night, and that she had cried out in a manner appearing^ to indicate he was beating her. Early in the morning she was found bruised and bleeding, and died in a few hours. A j>o&i-mortem examination showed outa and contusions about the face and head, thighs and body, and the cause of death was extravasation of blood on the brain, resulting from the excitement of the quarrel operating on a diseased1 heart. Thftl&jarJeB were not very severe. The jury returned a verdict to that effect. Working Men's Invitation to Mr. Glad- stone.—At a meeting of the general committee of the London Working Men's Association held on Thursday evening, at the society's rooms, Bolt-ooarfe, Mr. G. Potter in the chair,, the following resolution, proposed by Mr. Upshall, and seconded by Mr. Btigh, was unani- mously adopted" That the London Working Men's Association invite the Riight Llon. Mr. Gladstone, M.P., to meefe the working men of London at a public meeting, that they may tender to him publicly their thanks for his manlyandgeuerous defence of the working classes from the calumnies heaped upon them during the Reform debates in the Hbuaa of Commons by members of the Tory party and apostate Liberals." The secretary was instructed to convey the above re- solutions to Mr. Gladstone, and to request his acaept.. anoe of the invitations as soon as the-Ministerial crisis was at an end. All the metropolitan members (With one exception), and the leading members of the ad- vanced Liberal party, are to be apjfeed to attend the meeting, which it is intended to be held, arrangements permitting, in one of the largest of the theatres. Cholera Precautions. — Her Majesty's shjp iEolus, 42-gtra sailing frigate, arrived ia. the South* ampton water on Friday. This vessel, upon the solici- tation of the local authorities, has been fitted up by the Government as a hospital ship for the reception of cases of cholera, should that disease- unfortunately break out among the ships in port, or be orought there by any of the vessels daily arriving trom foreign stations. At present, however, there appears to be little probability of amy use being required for her, aa the town and port are singulawy tree irorn sickness and disease; but it is nevertheless no matter for regret that so necessary a precaution nas Dsen taken. Should even a snspected case app^;r>tas patient will be at once transferred to the i&olus. By adopting, this precaution vessels, in the event or an outbreak, will be enabled to leave the port with a clean bill of health, which they csuld not do ware the cases located on shore. Greenwich Hospital and its Church Pro- petty—The scheme tor the sale of advowsons, &o., belonging to Greenwich Hospital has just been pub- lished. The following la, briefly the proposal of the Lorcle Commissioners of tae Admiralty under the 44th section of the Greenwich Hospital Act, 1865 :To Beak for purchasers for each of these advowsons by public (advertisements ia the newspapers. Their lord- ships to require, from oaeh incambent a return of the gross income. Sefora accepting any offer for the pur. chase tneir lordships will seek the advice of the Ecclesiastical COmnlissioners. When the sale of any of these advowaons shall have been completed, the purchase money will be applied in the manner pre- scribed m the before-mentioned Act. The livings, and their value, as per Clerey List, are as follows:— mmunbam Rectory, < £ 428; Humshaugh Chapel of to Simonbura, and P.O., £ ,120; Work Boetory, £ 240; Bellingham Rectory, J8200; Thorneyburn Rao- tory, 4-200; Gwystead Rectory, .£150; Falatone Rec- tory, £ 219; aad Alston Vioafrage, £139. Attempting to Set Fire to a Woman.—At Manchester a woman named Maria Lumm waa charged wiiih assaulting a widow u--med Mary Meehaai by attotaptingto set are to har clothes. The prosecatiix stated thai oa Sfcnday uemi&g she wisat, Patricroft, near where the prisoner lived, and observed the latter running after her. The prisoner had in her hand some matches, and with one of them, lighted, she.tried to. light, witness's. dresa. Assistance-was1 at hand, the matches were taken from her, and no more damage than a little scorching was, fortunately, done. The prisoner had so conducted herself at times- as to prove; that she was totally unaccountable for her aetiona. The magistrate said she: was undoubtedly, insane, and remanded1 her. Poisoning, by Arsenic.—A rather singular ease of poisoning, has jast. occurred at Faveraham. About noon on Friday, a respeotable labourer's wife made, as she' alleged, some magnesia, and, giving part of it to her two children, the woman took a dose herself. Shortly afterwards the children were taken ill, and, although) medical a"istaijee,wag obtained, both died that evening, aid exhibited ail the symptoms of poisoning by< art cm During the evening; the mother also fell ill, and c led on Saturday, morning., It is said that the previous tenant of the house had left a partly- used packet of arsenic behind, and the supposition has been that the poor woman had taken the arsenic for magnesia. This,, is scarcely, reconcilable with the statement made just before her death, that she had before drank magnesia taken from thesame packet. An inquest was opened on.Satnrday, and adjourned for a fortnight. The stomach of the deceased has been sent to London tb be a-nalyseii. The ISayal Seoteii Piper. At the grand banqueti given t Liverpool on Thursday, in honour of the Dake of Edinburgh, the local papers state that con- sideraible interest1 was excited by tiiedevottedattendanoe upon his Royal Highness of her Majesty's piper in full Highland co&feme, but ho,wais generally regarded ros morel ornamental than useful. When, however, his Royal Highnesa's health had been drunk and the enthusiastic cheers of the company had subsided, and all ears were attest upon the expscted'Royal accents I. of acknowledgment, the almost forgotten piper sad- denly sttuek1 up a barbaric air of triumph, and' as he played paced up and down the avenne in, front of the Royal table like; an o'erprond tnrkey brushing the astonished waiters out of his way like so many flies. Mute astonishment for a few moments fell upon the company, and then followed an uproarious burst of merriment, in which the strains of "'The Gathering of the Clans" were completely lost. Railway COmpensation.-In the Court of Queen's Bench on Saturday, before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury, the case of Roche v. the Midland Counties Railway Company was tried. This was an action to recover damages for injuries suffered by the plaintiff in consequence of a collision which occurred on the defendants' railway; The plaintiff is a picture cleaner and restorer residing- at Ashby-de-la- Zouehe. In August last he took a return excursion ticket to London and baok. When near the Walliag- ford station, on the return journey, a collision took place, which resulted in seriou,3 injuries totheplMtt- tiff-the chief injury being that his nervous system1 was so completely deranged that he had not been able' to. earn a- shilling at his business since the accident. Previous to that his income was .£600 a year. The defence was that the plaintiff's nervous derangement was to his intemperance; bub the medical gentlemen examined on both sides deposed that there was no douM that the plaintiff received serious inju- rles rom the-coll-laion in question. The jury found s verdict for the plaintiff—damages. <6850. The late Mrs. Carlyle.-The following affec- tionate and touching tribute to the memory of the late Mrs. Carlyle by her bereaved husband has been by his order inscribed on a small tablet of plain white marble by Mr. Gaffin, the monumental sculptor of Begent- street, and, as will be see-a, is to be placed baieath a stone which records the death of her parents at Had- dington, D'amfrTe;sshiro: Here, likewise now rests JANE WELSH CARLYLE, spouse of Thomas- Carlyle, Chelsea, London. She was born at Haddington, 14th. July, 1801; only child of the above John W6lsh and of Grace Welsh, Caplegell, Dumfriesshire, his wife. In her blight existence she had more sorrows than are common, but also a soft invincibility, a clearness of discernment, and a noble loyalty of heart which are rare. For forty yearfa ehe was the true and lovisg helpmate of her husband, and by act and word un- weariedly forwarded him as none else could in all of worthy that he did or attempted. She died at Lon- don, 21st April, 1866, suddenly snatched away from him, and the light of his life as if gone out." The Universal Exhibition of 1867.— The number of gentlemen appointed to serve on juries to be formed for tha purpose of awarding the prizes at the Universal Exhibition of 1867 is 570. and a reserve force- of 30 is pr ixdantly kept on hand. The juries are divided between tha different States accordiag to the space; which they will occupy in the Exhibition. France will have altogether 260 5 the Low Countries, 1 4.; Belgium, 25 Prussia, 30; the Secondary States of Germany, 30; the Austrian Empire, 30;, the Swiss Confederation, 12.; Spain, 8; Portugal, 4 Greece, 4; Denmark, 3; Sweden and Norway, 9; Rissia, 13; Italy, 22; States, 1; Roumain Priicipalities, 1; Ottoffian Empire,, 6; Egypt, 1; various States of Asia, 3; Perwia, 1; various States of Africa. and Oceaniai, 2; United, States of America, If; various Sbates of America, 6; Great Britain and Irdand, 85. A Goods Train Precipitated into a Lake. —An accident of a very remarkable kind, snd though involving oonsidesafele.destrnetion of proprety, fortu- natelyuna-ttended. by loss of life, has. just cecurred on the Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penritl Railway. The goods train leaving Keswick about e%ht o'clock [ in the morning broke down at Bassenthwsite Lake ia consequence of the snapping of the, was d a wagon loa,ded with pig-iron. After travelling ftw about; 100 yards, smashing all the sleepers on the roBld, the whole train, with the exception of the break-vttnand engine, were thrown over the esnbankaient on eacl s-iae, soma portions of it being proj«cted into the lake. The smash-up was most complete. The pig-ircn was scat- tered about in all diÏreotioM, partly on the line and partly in the water, and the wagons vere ufctdriy destroyed1, not one being left with the wheels on. A Church without a Clergyman—In one of the districts of Sunderland, that of At Saints, in Monkwearmouth parish, a most anomalous state of things exists^ I he incumbent of the parish, says the Manchester El mavviner, embracing some 5,000 or 6,000 people, is the ft-T. B. Kennicott, who lataly appeared in the Divorce Court at the suit of his wife for cruelty. For some time past the whole of the duties have been P?i w y the Itev- Mr- Bennett, «urate. The latter, however, has for three weeks be6n absent on ;1 leave, and duricg that time no provision has been made for carrying on the service. The irsfc two Sall- n"'g «^7mornings- the congregation, a miserably small one, waited for a long time for a minister, but none appear- ll!g a Sunday-school teacher read a portion of the prayers. Last SUM day morning five persons alone Were present, snd waited in the churci, but no one appeared to conduct the service. The church is a handsome stopie bailding erected only a low yeitra ago, and the present occupant of the living, a compara- tively young man, is the only clergyman who has filled the office, The living is worth £ 300 a. year. Repre- sentations are about to be made to the Bishop of Durham in order that soma steps may be taken to remove the present lamentable state of 5hings. Alone in the World.—Two wretched-looking boys, apparently about nine and seven years of age, were charged at Worship-street with begrging in the London-streets. Police-constable 445 K said: On Friday evening I saw these lads knocking at the doors of houses in Bethnal-green, and when I asked them what they wanted they at onoa said, We were asking for a bit of bread." I did not notice that any was given to them and as they could not tell me where they lived, I thought. it was the best way to take them into custody. Mr. Elfison (to the eldest): Wbist; i your nooner- Boy: Derbyshire, sir; father lived at No. 4, Tupp-street, Spitalfields, before last Christmas, but he's gone away now; and mother went away before that; she died, sir.—Mr. Ellison: And what have you been doing sisce ?—Boy: Been getting a job now and then, cleaning knives for people, or anything of that sort.— Mr Eiiijoll Do ou know anything of this boy f—Constable: He has been looked up before, sir, for sleeping in enclosed premises, that is all.- Boy: That waa whesi the cold weather came.—Con- stable: I believe that his father did )ive in Tapp- street. The boy is very badly off,, sir; he hasn't any shirt on.-Mr. Edison: You had better take him to the parish in whiuh you found him- What is the name of the otber- .t,t ohildP- Boy: Gibbs, sir; my name's Gibbs. I aiu't got no father, no mother, no home.—Mr. Ellison: Where are they? — Boy: All dead. I am al ine except him (Derbyshire). I can't do nothing.—Mr. Ellison: When did your parents die ?■—Boy Tea months after last Christmas.—-Mr. Ellisost: Ne, not last- Crm<4mas.—Boy (nodding his head): Yes it waS.-»Mr. Ellison Some better way of life than that of begging ciust be found for these peor boye. Let th«^ ba. takeai, to :the workho^e.