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THE WORLD'S GOSSIP. It is not generally known that both Queen Victoria and the German Emperor have a baby cousin, who is the son of a gamekeeper, and yet that is the fact, and this is how it comes about. About twelve months ago Princess Elizabeth of Hohenlohe was. for some reason or other, con- strained to unite herself in the bonds of holy matrimony with a handsome young gamekeeper, by name Charles Miiller. Now. Princess Elizabeth is the daughter of the Duke of Rabitor, President of the Prussian House of Lords, a financier of not unsullied fame, and cousin of his Mightiness the Kaiser. It goes without saying that the husband of the Princess Miiller received a very handsome solatium to reconcile him to the obscurity in which his high connections are naturally so very anxious that he should remain. Camberwell Workhouse boasts a Royal illegiti- mate, who rejoices in the name of Guelph, and claims descent from one George—a king of Eng- land, whose amours probably left a few more Royal paupers to his grateful country. I wonder if it has ever occurred to any member of the reigning family to institute inquiries as to the number and whereabouts or •• missing Royal relatives, who are not in receipt of pensions to keep them without the workhouse gates. The late Duke of Sutherland bore an excellent reputation as a landlord, and spent a very large amount of money .in trying to bring into cultiva- tion a great extent of the waste land of his native country. He was born in 1828, and succeeded to the title in 18;31. He had been a director of the Highland Railway Company from its earliest days. The short line which runs from Golspie to Helms- dale, a distauce of seventeen miles, was built entirely at his Grace's expense, and is called The Duke's Railway." The Duke. who all through his life took the greatest interest in railway matters, was very fond of riding on the engine when opportunity offered. An admiring "navvy"' was once heard to exclaim. That's what I call some- thing like a Duke. there he is. driving his own engine on his own railroad, and burning his own blessed coals When Garibaldi came to London in 1864 it was as the guest of the Duke of Suther- land. The Duke met the Italian hero at Xine Elms, and so dense was the crowd that the carriage took nearly four hours to make its way to Stafford House. When Garibaldi left England some three weeks later he was conveyed to Caprera in the Duke's yacht, accompanied by his noble host, and a few members of his family. Ten years ago, in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, the Duchess of Sutherland unveiled a marble medallion portrait of Garibaldi at Stafford House. Mr. Gladstone afterwards delivered an address, in which he referred to the Italian patriot's carcer and character. 'Hie Duchess of Bedford will. with her sister, Lady Henry Somerset, lecture to the parsons, their wives, sisters, and aunts on the subject so dear to both noble dames—the evils of drinking-at the Church Congress to be held at Folkestone in October.. Mention of the Bedford Duchess calls to my mind: one of the many kindnesses she is always anxious to perform. For the last six months, at her own cost, this model Chatelaine has sent a a number of her poorer sisters—those who are sweated at the East End of London especially— into the fair country around her Ducal master's seat,.where the lassies have been for a fortnight liberally provided with abundant food and fresh air. Even the street Arabs have not been for- gotten, for a whole pnx.v of these denizens of Old Drurv's foetid courts and alleys come and go each fortnight with regularity. I commend the good Duchess's example to her sisters in society, and only wish, there were many more like her. Three years ago there were three English Car- dinals—Newman, Manning, and Howard. To-day there is not one. The late Cardinal Howard had been in a poor condition, physically and mentally, for some years. He failed to remember his oldest friends, and sometimes would not take meals for days together. For years past it would have been difficult to recognise in the pinched and emaciated frame of the Cardinal the gay young Life Guards- man. who> was chosen for his good looks and fine physique to lead the procession at the Duke of Wellington's funeral. Tfoe following particulars regarding Lord Rose- bevy's farm, at Dalmeny, which lies in close proxi- mity to the Forth Bridge, are at the present time of especial interest. On the home farm, which ex- tends to about 1,400 acres, excellent cottages, to which substantial gardens are attached, have been provided for the married ploughmen, and a com- fortable bothy has been erected for the unmarried men. It comprises a large dining-room fitted up with cooking stove and hot and cold water, and for every occupant a separate bedroom is provided. Lavatory accommodation of the most approved description is also furnished, and a woman servant is deputed to keep the place tidy and have the kettle boiling for the men when they return from the "yoke." Lord Rosebory provides his plough- men with the daily and all the leading agricultural papers. The wages for good and efficient men on the Dalmeny Farm are £ 1 per week. When a ploughman or other labourer has spent the best part of his life in service at Dalmeny, and becomes unfit for the hard and steady work of driving a pair of horses, an easier kind of work is found for him, and he is kept on at a fair wage, nominally as a jobber, but practically as a pensioner. Even the widows of old and faithful servants are most kindly treated, and some comfortable billet is always found for anyone who has a just claim on his lord- ship's consideration. A work is promised shortly by Messrs. Lamley and Co., of Exhibition-road, in which the author is said to wield a satiric lash of considerable length and weight. It is written by one well-known in society and literature, who will for the present maintain a strict hwognit'K "The Silver Domino, or, Side Whispers, Social and Literary," is the suggestive title. It will contain sketches of Lord Salisbury, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Tennyson, Mr. Swinburne, Mr, Labouchere, and other eminent personages. The jewels worn by Mrs. Langtry in the different acts of The Queen of Manon" are altogether worth about £ 60,000 and £ 70,000. The diamond and ruby necklace worn in the third act actually cost £9:000. Behind the scenes may be seen a mysterious individual—neither stage carpenter, dresser, nor actor-wandering about without any apparent business. He is a detective specially selected on account of his acquaintance with the ways and faces of expert jewellery thieves.