-==- THE COITHT. THE Queen is still at Osborne. Prince and Princess Christian have left her for a. season, having proceeded on a Continental tour. At Paris they are the guests of Lord and Lady Cowley. From France they go to Switzerland. The Owl revives a rumour which has for some months been suspended, that the Prince Leopold's health is not at all satisfactory. Indeed, he is so unwell as to require the constant attendance of his medical adviser. We trust the Owl for once speaks without authority. THE Prince and Princess of Wales, with Prince Albert Victor and suite, left London on a visit to her Majesty at Oaborne-house on Monday. THE Prince and Princess' of Wales and the Duke of Edinbnrgh attended the review at Wimbledon on Sa- turday. d THEIR Royal Highnesses the Prince and Jrruicess ot Wales will honour the Duke and Duchess of Richmond with their presence during Goodwood Races, which commence on the 31st of this month. HIS Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh during the past week took up his residence at Clarence-house, Bt. James's.. PEINCE TECE had an interview with the Emperor of Austria, and tendered his services. The offer was graciously received, but declined under the circum- stances of the recent marriage, and the Prince and Princess have returned to town. A MUCH more convenient arrangement, as regards the public, has been made in the time for showing the State apartments of "Windsor Castle. Hitherto they were opened from 1 till 4 p.m.; henceforth they will be opened from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in £ he summer and were opened from 1 till 4 p.m.; henceforth they will be opened from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the summer and in winter, on the usual days-viz., Moaday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I
POLITICAL GOSSIP. FENIANISM seems to be gradually ceasing to attract attention in the United States. The leaders of the movement, are keeping quiet, with the exception of Stephens, who, in a late speech, denounced Roberts and Sweeney and the entire company of Canadian raiders as traitors to the Irish cause. They, in turn, have varied the entertainment by denouncing Stephens as a swindler, and by publishing a letter from John Mitchell in which that notorious plotter declares that he received from America and transmitted to Stephens for the servioe of the "Irish Republic" no less than 75,000 dollars. It is scarcely necessary to say that of this sum no traca has been discovered, Mr. Stephens's "secret service" having swallowed the whole of it. By the elevation of the Right. Hon. Sir William George Hylton Jolliffe to the Peerage, by the title of Baron HyltoD, of Hylton, the affectionate sentiment of the North will be gratified. The revival of an ancient dignity is most pleasing-a dignity over which the historian of the bishopric fondly lingers on his pleasant pages when he comes to "the castle that stands low and sequestered in the vale of the Wear, and traces the fortunes cf the family whose illus- trious name it bears. Mr. Hylton Longstaffe, the historian of Darlington, devotss a chapter to the old Saxon fatnilv. The heirs of the Barons of Hylton are the JolJiffes' and in the late member for Petersfield, therefore, the ancient dignity is fitly restored. His eldest surviving son, Mr. Kedworth Hylton Jolliffe, who was at Alma and Inkerman, and in the Balaklava charge, has a seat in Parliament as member for Wells; and he derives both his Christian names from families of the county-palatine. AT the next election for the Denbigh boroughs the present representative, Mjr. Townshend Main waring, who voted with the Adullamifces, will be opposed by Mr. Watkin Williams, the barrister, who is a native of Denbighshire, well known, from his contributions to the riress some years ago, as a staunch Liberal and an earnest advocate of religious liberty. The Carnar- vonshire Herald Bays that Much and highly as they esteem Mr. Mainwaring, their duty, principle, and L e() country demand that they should readily recognise and support the claims of Mr. Williams." The Wrex- ham Advertise)' says that in a published letter from Mr. Mainwaring to Mr. Watkin. Vvilliams, the former quietly accepts the challenge, and is apparently proud that he has found a foeman worthy of his steel. He says "If I have an antagonist at the next elect.on, I hope it may be yourself, for if I win I shall have gained a victory over an opponent m many respects my superior; and if I lose, the Denbighshire Boroughs, which it has so long been my pride to represent, will have a representative of -whom they may be justly proud." IN the course of his election speeches at Cocker- mouth, Mr. Lawson made frequent allusions to the sports held there from time to time. Referring to these allusions at the banquet at the castle after the election, the Hon. Percy Wyndham, M.P. for West Cumberland, remarked that'' ha had been brought up to be very fond of sports; be had always been, and always should be, fond of them; but he had always thought that in this country those who had plenty of wealth and leisure, and had had the advantage of a good education, got perhaps too much recreation, whilst those who were engaged in daily labour did not get as much as they required. His intentior, viap. to semedy this, as far as he could do so; that was the reason whv he had thrown open these grounds to the old national sports of the country—(applause)—and that was a reason why he should continue to do so as long as he lived and had the power (continued ap- plause). And very happy should he be to see them all upon such occasions. Mr. Lawson had alluded to the donkey races at those sports. Now, they had heard Mr. James, in that very eloquent speech which he delivered that morning, account for the taunt in a very pithy and able manner. He (Mr. W.) had another Way of accounting for it. Perhaps they did not know that one of the old rules in donkey racing was that the donkey which came in last won (great laughter). Now, considering the position Mr. Lawson had ta^en, formerly in West Camberland and latterly at Carlisle, it was no wonder that he took such a great interest in donkey racing—no wonder indeed, for evidently he wished the old rule of donkey racing applied to his own, seeing that it was always the last donkey ia the race that won (roars of laughter). AT Bridgnorth Mr. Whitmore was returned on Saturday morning, without opposition. THE Earl of Lonsdale, who is to have the vacant Garter, is 79 years of age, and, though the junior knight, will be in years the oldest member of the order. The senior knight is the Marquis of Exeter, who is 71 years old. THE Gazette announces tha» the Queen, as Sovereign of the Order of the Garter, has been pleased by letters patent to dispense with au the statutes and regula- tions usually observed in regard to installation, and to grant to his Royal Highness Prince Frederick Chris- tian Charles Augustus of bohleswig-Holstein Sonder- burg-Auguatenburg, knight oi the said most noble order, and invested with the enBlgs thereof, full power and authority to exercise vll rights and privi- leges belonging to a knight companion of the most noble Order of the Garter, in aa full and ample a man- ner as if he had been formally installed. THE committee of the Carlton have passed a reso- lution to allow the members of the Junior Carlton the use of their club-house in Pall-mall during the alter. ations at their temporary club-house in Waterloo- place. As it is a rule of the Carlton* not to admit friends of members, the members of the •' Carlton will have to dispense with this privilege whilst they use the Carlton Club-house, so kindly placed. a.t their disposal. The new club-house of the Junior Carlton will be ready in about three years, time. THE petition presented by Mr. J. S. Mill to the House of Commons on the subject of female franchises has just been published. It bears the signatures of some 1,500 ladies, the address of each of whom is given. The petition sets forth that high authorities have laid down the principle that the possession of property carries with it the right to vote in the election ot re- presentatives in Parliament that the participation of women in the Government is consistent with the prin- ciples of the British constitution, inasmuch as womea in these islands have always been held capable of sovereignty, and eligible for various public offices. The petitioners therefore pray the House to consider the expediency of providing for the representation of all householders, without distinction of sex, who possess sauh property or rental qualification as your honourable House may determine. THE election for North Leicestershire consequent on the acceptance of office by Lord John Manners took place at Loughborough, on Saturday, at eight o'clock in the morning. The High Sheriff, C. H. Frswen, Esq., was attending the assizes at Leicester; we nncieratand he started by an early train for Lough- borough, and the moment the Exchange clock had struck eight the election proceedings commenced, and were all over. in less than half an hour, and tho Sheriff immediately returned to Leicester to attend on the _v" Judge, as the assize business was not over, thus travelling twenty-two miles and holding a county election in a vary short space of time.
THE ABTS, LITERATURE, &c. ? A NATIONAL memorial to the late Captain Speke is to be erected in Kensington Gardens. It is to be massive granite, which will be brought, ready hewn and chiselled into shape, from Scotland, and then be piled up in blocks of different sizes in a pyramidical form to the eight of 34 feet. A MARBLE bust of the Prince of Wales has been placed in the Library of the Middle Temple. It is the gift of Mr. R. H. W. Ingram, of Tetsworth-house, Slough, and sculptured by Mr. M. Edwards. The full- length portrait of the Prince of Wales is also to be placed in the library. THE Athenceum says that one of the most extraor- dinary of the many mistakes that present themselves at the National Portrait Exhibition is that which describes No. 906 as portraits of the Cabal Ministry. It is, in fact, neither more nor less than a composition of portraits of musicians—doubtless those attached to the royal court—in their customary uniform dress. WE understand says a contemporary) that the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education have decided that the Exhibition of National Portraits at South Kensington will be closed on Saturday, the 18th of August, and that from Monday, the 6th of August, to the close the price of admission will be reduced to 3d. each person; and ohildren of schools for the poor, accompanied by their teachers, will be admitted on payment of Is. for every 30 students and one teacher. THE southern transept of the parish church of Mont- gomery, usually known as the" Lymole Chancel," or tymore Chapel," is now being restored at the cost of the Earl of Powis, to whom it belongs. This curious old building contains several monuments of interest, both historical and archaeological. The largeB is that of Sir Richard Herbert and his wife, the parents of the first Lord Herbert, of Cher bury, and of George Herbert, the poet. AN extract from the London Gazette, of the 26fch ult., has been published, giving an account of the regula- tions respecting the nature of the rewards and the composition of the juries appointed to the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867. By this it appears that X-32,000 will be given in prizes, awarded by inter- national juries; of this sum £ 4,000 is appropriated to the arts section in seventeen grand prizes of XSO eac'ii, thirty-two first prizes of .£32 each, forty-four second prizes of X20 each. and forty-six third prizes of X16 each. The distribution of the above will take place on the 1st of July next. Jurymen may compete for these awards. DTJBING- the restoration of Barnstaple Church some singular discoveries have been made. Over the norib arch of the tower, behind some boarding and under two coats of plaster, was found a mural painting in black outline, of which portions of three figures only could be preserved, owing to its mouldering state. They represent a queen and king crowned, supporting a hawk on his left hand—an emblem of nobility. When this discovery was first made, portions of other figures wera visible, two or three on the left hand, and what has been called a negro on the right. Partly from the dress, and the long pointed shoe on one of tha figures, it is supposed to date from the 14th century. The subject undoubtedly represents the Last Jadgmeat, interesting examples of which were of frequent occur- rence is English churches during the 14th century. ONE of the latest announcements of interest to collectors of Shakespeareana is a small volume of essays entitled Shakespeare's Delinea,tioua of In- sanity, Imbecility, and Suicide," written by Dr. A. O. Kellogg, assistant physician of the State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, Now York. Part 1. treats of the insane —Lear, Hamlet, Ophelia, &c. Part H. of the imbe- ciles—Bottom, Malvoiio, Pistol, Bardolph, Nym, Dog- berry, Liiince, Caliban, &c. Part 111. of suicide Othello, &c. These essays seek to exhibit a phase of the intellectual character of the grraat dramatist which has been little considered hitherto. He might have added to the book a treatise on those who have been rendered insane by Shakespeare, and of the insane efforts to distinguish that in him that there is not—to make him out a tailor, a seaman, a lawyer, a. physi- cian, &<s.
The Situation of Austria. What is certain is that, to stop the enemy who has hitherto been favoured by unheard-of good fortune, we hava a strong and resolute army. A second battle may tern the situation to our advantage, and crush Prussia overweening. May God make right triumph, and grant this satis- faction to oar loyal patriotism' But it would be silly not to admit that the fate of the monarchy really depends on the result of the blow which is about to be struck. We have read in a Vienna paper that Austria, after the defeat of her army, would put a second, nay even a third, on foot, if the second succumbed. This is simply deceiving others and deluding oneself. By means of a colossal sacrifice, Austria has put her-elf in a position to try the fortune of war once more. If again this time chance turned against her, the game would be finished. It would not only be Vienna, the capital of the empire, but the whole monarchy which would be opened to the enemy. We certainly do not say this to disccwage people, but rather tc-i excite them to make supreme efforts in order that the blow we are forced t»> strike may be well prepared and irresistible, and that success may be ensured beforehand. --Dei- Volksfreimd, a Vienna paper. Affairs in Turkey. The holders of Turkish Consolides are at last to pay the penalty of their confidence in Lord Palmerston and his professed belief in the regeneration of Turkey. The State is insolvent, the coupons of the consolidated debt not having been paid, and it is said that bonds which the Government had pledged itself not to issue till July, 1867, have already been secretly sold. The Government appears to have lost its credit completely, no one will lend it anything, and it must, if its ex- penditure goes on, speedily come to a dead lock. It is perhaps as well that the inevitable break-up of this empire should be preceded by a bankruptcy. En- glishmen never sincerely like a defaulting State, and it is as well that the final arrangements should not be impeded by an ignorant English sympathy with a tribe which is now sImply a. nuisance in Europe. At the same time the break-up will probably not be too rapid for safety, for once free of the debt, the Saltans will go on as they did before they began raising loans — spend when they have money, and when it is done steal more.-Spectator. Advance of the Prussians. The Prussians have just gained a great viotory near Aschaffenburg, in Bavaria. The troops which they have beaten were composed of Bavarians, Austrians, and Hessians. The road to Frankfort is opened in consequence of this fresh success; and hence they are on the march for that town, which the Federal troops have been themselves under the necessity of evacuat- ing. It is probable that the number of these forces, commanded by Prince Alexander of Hesse, has been greatly exaggerated, for if they were 100,000 strong, as was at first stated, they, doubtless, would not have with. drawn without attempting at least some resistance. Moreover, the party of the Diet thonght it proper some days ago to transfer the Beat of its deliberations to Augsburg, a. proof that the Federal troops were considered iusuffi6ient to protect Frankfort. In Moravia the Prussians have occupied the capital. A telegram from Berlin announces that 45,000 men entered Biiran^on the 13th, and that King William re- ceived the principle authorities. It was pretended that the Austrians had organised a formidable defence at this point, and the corps was even named which was to oppose the enemy. Nevertheless, there waa not a shot fired; Briinn was without troops. According to the Vienna papers, it 18 on the line of the Danube that Austria will concentrate her forces and prepare to take her revenge. According to them, there will not be less than 400,000 men between Olmiitz and Vienna in a. few days. The Prussians, on their part, are thinking about filling up the gaps made by the war, andfveryspeedily, all the men belonging to the 1st and 2nd ban of the Landwohr will be called out who have remained hitherto at home. There ia some i thought, it ia said, of a general arming, but this intelligence Is !lQ.t con* fisrmed.—•Ls Constit^iionnsl, | Tile Queen's University, Ireland. I It ia of tha utmost importance that the exact qtseg- t'.on in issue between Sir Robert Peel and the late Ad- ministration on the subject of the Queen's University in Ireland should be understood. The principles of; university education1 in tha sister kingdom .are, no. doubt, at the bottom o £ the discussion; ,but, im- portant as these principles may be, they sink lnto insignificance compared with the sacred character of Ministerial pledges I We may assume that the aims of Lord Russell's Administration were excellent; for it is not their aims, but the mode they adopted to accomplish them, that is in debate. The first charge made against them is, that they have attempted—how successfully remains to ba seen-to carry out their views without taking the advise of Parliament. The second charge ia, that they made this attempt after having promised that they would consult Parliament upon the matter; and the third charge is, that the attempt was made just at the moment of quitting office, when they might hope to escape the responsibility of their manoeuvre, and leave the question of University Edu- cation in such a position that their successors could not choose but carry out what they had commenced. The discussion in the House of Commons last night served to bring out more clearly than before the un- fortunate success of some members of the late Admin- istration in misleading, however unintentionally, those with whom they had to deat. That the I Charter is wrongly described by the word Supple- mentary was conclusively shown by the Attorney- General. It is in direct conflict with the existing Charter, inasmuch as it prescribes certain things to be done which the other declares shall not be done. It is even possible that for this reason it might be avoided on application to the proper authority. Practi- cally, however, it would seem that as it is rejected by the Senate it must fall to the ground.-Tlie Times. The complaints of Sir Robert Peel upon the coarse of conduct pursued by his former colleagues were those which any honourable man would have made under the circumstances. As a member of Parliament he heard nothing of the new charter, until he received a notice, as a member of the University Senate, apprising him of what had been done, and inviting him to consider provisions which ought to have been previously sub- mitted to the great council of the realm. The senate, I however, did not approve of the alteration, and postponed" the reception of the charter. ] ust as the Commons "postpone" the reading of an obnoxious bill for three or six months. They did this, moreover, although the late Ministry had only just strengthened" the governing body of the university by the addition of six new members of their own way of thinking. The Senate's reason for this rejection was clear and cogent. They found that the original constitution of the university had been done away, and that the colleges were hence- forth to become mere local centres for examination. And this change had been made, not only without their instance or acquiescence, but without their knowledge; for not even the Vice-Chancellor had seen a draft or heard of the provisions of the new charter until it was laid before him for his acceptance or rejection !-Standard. And here we may notice the total groundlessness of the charge that the late Government postponed its action on its deliberate and deliberately expressed views 0:1 the Irish University question till after the vote of the House which occasioned it to resign power. It was stated by Mr. C. Fortescne lost night that the supplementary charter to the Irish University, against, which all this tardy and truly preposterous clamour is now raised, received the sign manual a week before Lord Dunkellin's motion came forward. That some subsequent steps were taken for carrying out what has thus been decided, followed as a matter of course; and forms, indeed, a singular matter of com- pla,inti on the part of a gentleman who had sat as a silent and acquiescent member of the late Govern- ment, when the principle had been explicitly aet forth on which that action was taken. Wo repeat I that, if Parliament disapproved of the principles avowed by the late Government in this matter, the time for expressing disapproval of those principles was when they were first put forth. All that has been I dene, or could ba done by tha late Government, and J the Royal prerogative, was in tha nature of permissive, j and discretionary addition to the powers given by the previous charter of the University. That additions thus conceded to their previously conferred powers- enabling them to confer degrees on students who had qualified elsewhere for them than at the Queen's Col- leges-a. concession practically intended chiefly, of course, for the benefit of students at the Roman Catho- lic College, or, as it calls itself, University of Dublin- is an addition the Senate of the University can use or decline to use at its own discretion. The decision of that body on the expediency of acting on the power thus given is deferred; and full opportunity remains | for the intervention of Parliament in any sense it sees fit. We confess we shall be considerably surprised if it sees fit to intervene in any such sense as appears indicated by Sir Robert Peel's last night's onslaught on his former oolleagues.-Globe. 1'1-
OUR MISOEXtLAHnr, --+- War.- The warhorns clang, the sabres flash, The standards' haughty folds flaunt o'er tha plain, The broad earth shakes beneath the serried ranks, And, thundering stern defiance, march the embattled hosts To deadly conflict The trumpet's shrilly blast, the claah of arms, Their country's war-cry, To the hearts of men resistless speak, And, emulous of glory's wreath — Their souls aglow with all the rapture of tha strife— As to a feast, the opposing foemen rush t For Fatherland they fight, for Fatherland they fall; Red are their country's rivers with the life-drops of her sons, I And on the bosom of their mother earth Her slaughter'd ohildren rest. J The panoplies of war, the glint of swords, j The sparkle of the murderous steel, j In woman's pitying eye find no responsive gleam. The god of War's fell notes, the cannon's direful j booms, j Wake not within her heart one answering aound •. j The sad, sad groans, the dying sighs, j Of men in manhood's prime struck down, } Fall on her ears, suffuse her gentle orbs, j And War's unnumbered woes count yet another pang! I Oh, glory, though thy orowna be fair, j And though men, I fear me, yet on many a field of blood I Shall seek to win ye, I Thy laurel leaves, methinks, should weigh like lead Upon the victor's brow. | And the deep crimson stains that rust thy false and j fetal splendour Should eat into his heart of hearts: Until, with quick repentant hand, From off his stained head, he'd tear th' ensanguined wreath And trample it to dust for ever! —Correspondent of Sunday Times. An Oriental Dunbar.-CI The first show of the day was Runjeet's private stud. I suppose fifty horses were led past us. The first had on its emerald trap- pings, necklaces arranged on its neck land between its ears, and in front of the saddle two enormous emeralds, nearly two inches square, carved all over, and set in gold frames, like little looking glasses. The crupper was all emeralds, and there were stud-ropes of gold put on something like a martingale. Heera Singh said the whole was valued at 37 lacs ( £ 370.000); but all these valuations are fanciful, as nobody knows the worth of these enormous stones; they are never bought or sold. The next horse was simply attired in diamonds and turquoises, another in pearls, and there was one with trappings of coral and pearl that was very pretty. Their saddle-cloths have stones woven into them. It reduces European magnificence to a very low pitch. Behind us there was a large amphitheatre of elephants, belonging to our own camp, or to the Sikhs, and thousands of Run- jeet's followers, all dressed in yellow or red satin, with quantities of their led horses trapped in gold and silver tissues, and all of them sparkling with jewels. I really never saw so dazzling a eight. up the Cov/iitfy, by the Hon. Emily Eden. The Old Fashioned Rector.-IC As to charities, they too did well enough. If they were not adnauiia- tered quite to a body's mind, no one but Mr. Wyntor had aüght tø say against them: and if the people who had thg benefit (iid not complain, the parson I need not. No good was got by palling things to bits in this gait; and no good was got out of aU these I Old things wra best—a body j iinew what he had to trust to then; he knew the best and worst, and might act according. He was aa auld-ways man himself, and he thanked God for it, and Langthut was an auld-ways place, and as long as he was alive and had a tonguo in his head he would do hia best to keep it what his forbears had made it. The Wasd'le Doothuts had alwava been men who had stood shoulder to s* houlder with their friends and had never turned their backs on their foes; and he was past anything else now. He asked Langthwaite whether it wanted to shame the forbears on it by going after strange ways like a flock of sheep drove by a colley ? They might if they'd a mind, but they would'nt get a Dowthwaite among them. And then he spoke of what had been rankling in his mind from the beginning: the administration of the sacra- ment out of course-once a month, gude Lord!-the change from an afternoon to an evening service; the new manner of singing—certain psalms beinsr chanted that were always said before; the heathenish' service on the eve of Good Friday, and the sacrament then too, in real imitation of the Last Supper—' was iver sic like wickedness heerd tell on ? said Jobby, a little more excitedly than was usual with him; the Sunday-school, as it was called, tormenting t' puir bairns wid nae eend o' clashes a fashes;' in all of which matters he said he thought it would have been more respectful in Mr. Wynter, who was nobbut a young man and a stranger, to have ast leave before he took snoh liberties on himself. Langthut was not used to a stranger ruling o' this gait, and Mr. Wynter would find may be that he wasn't quite strong enough to play at spin top with everything as he liked."— Lizzie Lorton;" by Mrs. Lynn Linton. Significance of Hair.—Hair parting naturally in the middle, and failing over the temple, aa it generally does in women and sometimes in men, indicates the feminine element, and in a man symmetry and beauty of soul-genius of a certain kind, which implies the feeling of the woman combined with the thought of the man. It is a very common characteristic among poets and artists, as seen in Homer, Virgil, Shake- speare, Milton, Goethe, Dante, Raphael, Titian, Handel, Mozart, Tasso, Chaucer, Keats, Burns, Hoffman, Long- fellow, and others. In pictures of Christ, and in other exalted, highly-refined and beautiful characters, this peculiarity is always introduced by the artist. Some- times the hair, on rising from its bulbs, turns in irregular rings on the forehead, giving an open air to I the physiognomy. This indicates good nature as well as exuberant vitality. ,Crinkled, wavy, and close- curling hair and beard indicate vivacity and excit- ability, if not brilliancy. Regular curls symbolise ideality, and when only part of the hair is worn in ourl, are instinctively disposed over the organ of that faculty. Straight hair may be said to indicate, in cul- tivated persons, evenness of character and a straight- forward honesty of purpose, as well as a clear head and good natural talents. The darker the hair, the more robust the body, as a general rule, and the coarser the skin and tissues of the body; but some- times the hair and skin are. at the same time, dark and fine. The dark-haired races are physically the strongest, but less endowed intellectually than the fair-haired. The first are more inclined to manual labour and active exercise, and the last to mental exer- tion. The dark races are workers, thelightraoesthinkers, poets, artists, &c. Black hair indicates strength and predominance of the bilious temperament, as in the Spaniard, the Malay, the Mexican, the Indian, and the negro. Red hair is a sign of ardour, passion, intensity of feeling, and purity of charaoter, and goes with the sanguine temperament, as in the Scotch, the Irish, the Swede, the Dane, &a. Auburn hair is found most fre- quently in connection with the lymphatic tem- perament, and indicates delicacy and refinement of taste, and if the mind be cultivated, fine moral and in- tellectual powers. It is common among the Germans. the Danes, and Anglo-Saxons. Dark-brown hair combines the strength of the black with the ex- quisite susceptibilities of the light hair, and is, perhaps, all things considered, the most desirable.— New Physiognomy, by S. li. Wells, New York. Our Seaside Resorts.—In the morning I shot out of the grand arch of the Great Northern terminus; at noon I was under the shadow of York Minster; in the evening, after twisting off and on the Cleveland coast, past the huge furnaces which proclaim that there iron is king, I stopped at a neat station which I found formed the back of the Zetland Hotel, the central point of Saltiburn-by-the-Sea. It was dark when I got in; I was tired and hungry, so my opera- tions that evening were confined to a survey of my quarters. It was satisfactory. The "Zatland" I found to be a spacious, well-ordered hotel of some 120 rooms, with what may be called all the "newest appliances," and with an unmistakably good cook. This put me in good humour. Descending to the coffee-room next morning, I shall not soon forget the pleasant surprise with which I took the bearings of the place. Perched on a cliff 150 feet above the level of the sea, the hotel, with its broad atone terrace, faces the German Ocean, and bisects the crescent-like front of the little village of Saltbutn, with its pretty lines of extending villas. To the right, intersected by deep gullies, the cliff gradually rises until we come to the bold towering headland, Huntcliff Nab, a clear 500 feet above the sea, which lashes up to its base. To the left the cliff slopes down-down to five mifes of long, firm, level sand-on to Redcar, beyond which, in the dim sunny distance, Hartlepool may be faintly discerned. So much the new-comer can take in at a glance. Behind him, too, he sees the rich vale of Cleveland and the wooded knolls of Upleatham (the Earl of Zetland's seat). Bat it takes time, I found, to explore the fairy glen which is the crowning charm of what might at present be called the Broadstairs of the north. Standing on the terrace and looking seaward, or to the cliffs, you have a bold coast and a bracing breeze; turn off the terra.ca by a winding road a few steps, and Skelton Beck, as it ripples into the sea, lies at your feet—on for a few hundred yards into tbe glen and you are in a new scene altogether. Footpaths lead you through arching woods, the air ia soft and balmy, laden with the perfume of flowers. The change is sudden and start- ling, Yon are still near the sea, but its moan comes gently on the ear, mingled with the ripple of the fresh water far down in its channel below. The sun strug- gles through the green curtain overhead and lights up the wild flowers at your feet. All is cool, quiet, and refreshing. What a change from town life I found it all: At the end of the first day I had made up my mind. Eureka! Here I shall stay. Let those who choose be boiled on the Rhine, or rattle through Switzerland, there to toil and be fleeced and bullied. In this half-known nook of the old oountry-this quiet eddy on the stream of life, I shall stay while I can. When I am active the cliffs and the sands will afford me exercise. When I am lazy I shall read and dream in the glen. And I did it for a whole month, and oame back to work with a clearer head, firmer nerves, and a better temper and digestion.-Lojidon Society.
ALARMING ACCIDENT ON THE BLACK- WALL RAILWAY. On Thursday afternoon an inquiry was instituted by order of the directors respecting a serious aooident which took place on the previous evening at the Lon- den Dock branch junction of the Blaokwall Railway, and placed the lives of a number of passengers in con- siderable peril. It appears that the train from Broad- etrest station, and due in Fenchurch-street terminus at half-past nine, was proceeding up the Blackwall line from Stepney at its usual rate, and on passing the London Dock junction the engine driver found that the train had been turned into the junction, and before he could do anything to effect any material slackening of speed the engine dashed into a goods train, break, and engine which were standing in the branch with fearful force. The shock is described to have been very severe. The goods break was shattered, and the engine attached to it was damaged. The passenger train engine was thrown off the metals, and two carriages next to the tender were hurled on their side and their ends much crushed. Most providentially they were empty. Had they been occupied by passengers the most deplorable consequences must have ensued. The carriages had been sent on from Broad-street in order to be detached at Bow, but the train being late on arriving at that station, it was thought best not to detain the train, and so, fortunately, they were sent on. Next to these carriages was the break, which if it had been attached to the tender, as is usually the case, the guard would in all probability have lost his life- ^f19 front of tha break was stove in, and, as may be imagined, tha shook of the blow affected the whole of the train. Some of the passengers sustained contu- sions and were much shaken, but there appears to have been no serious injury. The driver of the passenger ij engine is tated to have been hurt, Further inquiry I as t) the caTj.se of the accident will be made.,
I SXTKACTS FJSOM "PUNCH" & FUN." "Derby, Dizzy, & Co." (A Card); or," Rather Hard Lines." (S m Lord Derby's Speech, Monday, July 9th.) Here's a task to put temper and tact to their'mettle, In these heats of July to hi worked off our legs, While, betwixt men and places, the problem we settle Given more pegs than holes, to find holes for our pegs." For Cabinet-making was always hard labour, E'en with good stook-in-trade and one's toolslwell on edge, Bat to take up the business, when dropped by a neigh. bour, With one's stuff all unseasoned, one's tools' all in pledge- With the cramp in one's limbs, and one's hand out of practice, One's old shopmates rusty, one's young 'una untried- We'd never have opened the shop, but the fact is, There's a party behind us as won't be denied We've done all we could to enlarge our connections, New capital into the firm tried to bring; But the party from over the way had objections, And we're forced to fall back on] the old style of thing. So here goes for a venture: put up the old fixtures; Set out the old show-glass; display the old bills; If we've only old stock, we must try on new mixtures, Let's hope, if old firms go, we'll get their good-wills. Carol by a Country Bumpkin. Loramassy, there now, look'ee, That comparison's a rum 'un; Yon young lady wi' her bouquet- Wi* her bundle, yon, old 'ooman! Them two differs, as to shape, In their looks and in their feeters; 'Most as Christian do from ape, Yet they both be human creeters. You med call this here 'un Pot, You med name that there 'un Kettle. Ees, and come, I tell 'ee what, Both them two be all one metal. How Truly Sweet! The Dunmow Flitch is offered to happy couples this year, Charles, love," said Emma to her young husband. I don't care," said Charles, gravely. I could not in honour compete for it. You have to swear that for a year and a day you have never wished yourselves unmarried." And you could not say that, Charles ? said Emma her large blue eyes preparing for a swim. "Certainly not. I have often wished it." Oh, Charles! "Yes. Because then I could have married you again." fThe rest would not interest a cold-hearted public. Dialogue. Broivn. Oar friend Jones's new great coat was stolen the very night; it was sent home from the tailor. Robinson. Do you know that I don't think I much care P Broivn. Probably not. Bat Mr. Home, the spiritual- ist. was advertised to appear as Lord Oakley." Robinson. I don't think I care much about that either. Brown. No ? But why was Jones's coat like Home's Oakley ? Robinson. I do not know. Broivn. Because he never came out in it. Robinson. What an ass you are! Guardians Indeed!—The Whiteohapelguardians are sternly determined to prove their right to that title. Perfectly conscious at last—now that it has been clearly proved to them and everybody-that they ca.nnot claim to be guardians of the poor," they have proved themselves" guardians of the national honour." Would our readers know how ? By refusing to allow M. Huskion, director-general of the Parisian hospitals, to inspect their infirmary, although he was the bearer of an official letter of introduction. Their jealousy for England's reputation is the first commendable quality we have observed in them. No SHAVE !-Our soldiers are petitioning the authorities for permission to wear beards. We hope, in the interests of the nation, that they will be suc- cessful, for we are convinced that, in this age of beards and comfort, the razor of our regiments is a bad re- cruiter of our forces. A COI(G)N OF 'VANTAGE.—A threepenny bit- when there's a collection.
THE NEW JUDGE. No more beer speeches," says Sir Fitz, So comely, courteous, and clean shaven, Like the Great Eastern here I eita, I think I'll call my chair Baer-Haven."
SINGULAR DEATHS OF A WIFE AND HUSBAND. An inquest was held at Hawkhurst, Kent, on Saturday, on the bodies of a gentleman named Durrant and his wife. It appears that for several weeks previously Mrs. Durrant had, at intervals, exhibited symptoms of a deranged mind, and a female attendant had been engaged- to look after- her. On Friday. having eaten nothing for three days, Mrs. Durrant expressed her wish to have a glass of sherry and an egg. The attendant left her for a moment to order the egg, but the moment she had turned her back the unfortunate lady went into the conservatory, through the garden, and at a rapid rate made towards the pond. Mr. Durrant, Mr. Cooke, a medical attendant, and the female attendant followed, and the whole distance, about 120 or 130 yards, was done by the four as quickly as possible. Mrs. Durrant having slightly the start, and being more active, reached the side of a pond in the grounds of the house, and instantly plunged in, and was some distance from the bank when her husband reached it. He seems to have hesitated for a moment, and then stepped in, and was gone immediately, the bank being very steep. Neither of the bodies rose in the water. A portion only of Mrs. Durrant's dress was seen near the surface. In a few minutes help was at hand, bat, as no one on the spot could swim, grappling-hooks were procured, and both bodies were landed, after being under the water nearly a quarter of an hour. In each case life was found to be extinct. Mr. Durrant was 87 years of age, and Mrs. Durrant 47. Verdicts in accordance with tha facts were returned.
TWO DOCTORS THAT DIFFERED. In the Court of Bankruptcy, a case consequent upon law expenses came before the Court on Satur- day. The bankrupt was William Webber, consulting and operating surgeon, of Tunbridge Wells. He now applied to be released from prison. His detaining creditor is Mr. C. Trustram, also a surgeon, of Tun- bridge Wells, whose debt is £ 193, He had obtained an Award against the bankrupt in an action for libel arising out of statements made by the bankrupt in connection with the sanitary condition of Tunbridge Wells, and in which he charged Mr. Trustram with making improper use of his position aft a member of the Tunbridge Local Board. The debts are £ 577, chiefly for law coats. Mr. Re,ed opposed the application on the ground that, the execution being in an action for libel, the Court had no jurisdiction to release. Mr. Bagley, in support of the application, was pre- pared to produce medical evidence to show that the longer detention of the bankrupt in prison would be dangerous to his life. Mr. Commissioner Goulbourn was of opinion that the words of the Act were imperative, shall not order the release." Mr. Bagley said it was extraordinary if the Court had not the power to release in a case of life and death. He had the certificate of Dr. Childs, surgeon to the City police, Dr. Holden, of Bartholomew's Hospital, Dr. Copeland, senior oensor of the Royal College of Surgeons; Dr. H. Cooke; and Dr. Jeaffre- son, of Finsbury-square, who concurred in stating that longer confinement might endanger the, bank- rupt's life. Mr. Commissioner Goulbourn said it waa clear that he had no power to interfere. Mr. Bagley: It is a strange proceeding, especially for one medical man to take against another. Mr. Food Not at all; it is a very natural one. The bankrupt slandered my client, and an award was made against him for £25, and eoete. Application refused,,