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ALAS, FOR THE HOLY SEPULCHRE !-A letter from Jerusalem complains of the desecration of the Holy Sepulchre. It frequently resembles a public street, as people go to and fro, talk times quarrel; children play about, and chase each other from column to column; and ragged and dirty mendicants of all nations and both sexes group them- selves in the side chapels or on the steps of altars, and clamorously demand alms. But what even more than these scenes offends the Christian is, that in this august edifice, which witnessed the resurrection of the Saviour, are always to be seen at the entrance, on a sort of plat- form, covered with carpets and cushions, lounging Mussulmans smoking pipes and drinking coffee. With- m the last few days, it is added, three large fragments of the dome of the church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was previously in a bad state, fell in; and the consequence is that now about one-half of the dome admits rain. In fact, when rain is heavy, the rotunda is completely inundated. COMPELLED THROUGH UNFORESEEN CIRCUM- STANCaa!"—-Professor Lowe, of New York, who gave out last year that he intended to make a trip to Europe in his mammoth air-ship, has written to the American papers stating that he had been compelled through un- foreseen circumstances, connected with the mechanical apparatus and other equipments of the ship, to post- pone his first experiment in serial navigation until the spring of this year, when he intended to solve the problem. He had been engaged for some time past in examining the upper currents, and had ascertained a current setting from west to east as reliable ag the Gulf Stream. He was$ £ >w seeking to discover a return current from east TO 'west, in the existence of which he had a strong faith. TROUT CAUGHT BY AN AVALANCHE.-The fall of an avalanche has given rise to a rather curious accident in the Hautes-Alps. A large mass of snow became detached from one of the mountains and fell into the Severaisse, a small river which runs through the valley of the Valgoemard. The channel of the river was completely barred by the snow, so that a small lake became for a time formed above it, while the river below the impediment became dry. The trout, which are abundant in the stream, were left dry, and the inhabitants of the valley were able to pick up more than 100 kilogrammes of them. As all the roads vfere blocked up in that part of France by snow, they could not carry them for sale to the neighbouring villages, and were therefore driven to the dire necessity of con- suming the delicacy themselves. The bar across the river melted away by degrees, and in two hours after the stream resumed its usual course. A NEW SEA LIGHT.—Some curious scientific experiments have been made at Nantes by the Count de Nettancourt. A box made of tin, and eleven inches long by six wide, was plunged into the river, and immediately the surface of the water to a consider- able extent was covered with a brilliant flame, which floated with the current, and presented different colours like Bengal fire. The flame lasted about two minutes, and lighted up the surrounding objects. The box was plunged still deeper into the water, and the same effect was produced, but at several yards dis- tance. M. de .N ettancourt thinks that the light thus produced, which he calls phosphorescent fire," might he useful in naval operations at night, or in saving lives from shipwreck. A RECAPTURE. An Antwerp journal mentions an incident which occurred a few evenings ago at the Theatre Royal, ID that city. A lady, young and hand- some, and accompanied by a gentleman, both of them elegantly dressed and strangers to the place, were sit- ting in a box, when suddenly another lady of a certain 3-ge and a gentleman entered, and ordered the young lady to follow her, which, she was obliged to do not- withstanding the entreaties of the latter and of her companion. When under the peristyle of the theatre, the young lady, who, it is said, had eloped from her hotne with her companion, was heard to utter the most heartrending cries. TREASURE TROVE IN FRANCE. Some three years since, eight bags, containing altogether 10,800f. in crowns of 6 livres, were found in a closet which had for years been bricked up in an old house m the Rue des Carraes, Paris, with two playing-cards, on which were written :— sw11 tllis m°ney belongs to Mgr. Deportes, Bishop of Glan- excePt the bags containing 2,400 livres, which apper- tains to the house. wl»e ?wners. and occupiers of the house, the workmen o m making the repairs had found the money, the claiifr.npment' anc* ^le heirs of the bishop, all put. in stan«S money, and took law proceedings to sub- Mate them. The civil tribunal, after investigating matter, came to the conclusion that the money had I been deposited in the time of the great revolution by one Salmon, an official of the ecclesiastical College de Laori; that he had deposited seven of the bags on be- half of the Bishop of Glandeves, who, in his visits-,to Paris, was accustdmed to stop at the college; and that the eighth, described as belonging "to the house," had been the property of the college. It therefore ordered that the seven bags should goto the heirs of the bishop, and that the eighth should, in consequence of the college having ceased to exist, go to the Government. The Administration des Domaines, representing the Government, appealed to the Imperial Court against this decision, but the Court have just confirmed it. No HUNGARIAN WINES FOR ENGLAND !:—Some of the acts of the Austrian Government are so absurd, as well as tyrannical, that they will hardly be credited in England. For some time (says a Pesth letter) a project has been on foot for exporting to Western Europe, and especially England, the wines of Tolml, Nsezmely, Ujholy, and other places m Hungary and naturally the projected reforms of Mr. Gladstone made the immediate establishment of the company appear opportune. Application for permission to form the company was accordingly made at Vienna; for in this unhappy land not even a commercial association can be started without authorisation. But permission has been refused. The promoters of the company respect- fully asked why. Because," was the sapient answer, "if the English be allowed to drink Hungarian wines, they will sympathise more than they now do with the Hungarians!" CONFUSION WORSE OONFOUNDED !-The"" Aus- trian Gazette having recently introduced a new article into its columns, headed the Chronicle of Falsehoods," in order to contradict the false reports which, it pre- tends, are in circulation respecting Hungary, a Hun- garian journal, the Pesti Naplo, has opened a similar column to correct, in its turn, the pretended notifica- tions of the Austrian Gazette. REVELATIONS FROM VENICE. Accident has put me in possession of a Gazetta Officiate de Venesia (writes the correspondent of the Globe). It does not circulate out of that luckless territory, and I am in- debted to Morris Moore, now at Venice, for this copy. In the last page of the journal I find a long hue and cry printed by the authorities, containing the names and addresses of several hundred persons who have re- cently left their homes, and who are threatened with fine, bastinado, and imprisonment if they don't come back. Only catch 'em, that's all! Upwards of 74,000 exiles have gone forth, and Count Cavour has prepared official statements for the use of European diplomacy, placing that fact ia all its naked signi- ficance. The number of seized and exported citizens and natives who are now lingering in Moravian, Bo- hemian, and Styrian prisons is computed at several thousand more. HUNGARIAN FASHIONS !The national costume has lately completely superseded the chimney-pot hats and swallow-tailed dress-coat; and the ladies find that the Hungarian dress is peculiarly favourable to female beauty. The fashion originating at Pesth has spread all over the country, and met with great success at Vienna. In Croatia the German hats and coats were likewise proscribed in society, and the Hungarian cos- tume got equal rights with the Croatian. A NATIVE OF JUPITER!—An American paper gives the following :— A monomaniac, popularly known as." Commodore," is the best fisherman on Lake Ontario. He believes that, when 700 years of age, he was ejected from the planet Jupiter for some violation of the laws there, and happened to fall on the shores of the lake. The only food known in Jnpiter, he says, was electricity, and he nearly perished of starvation after alighting on the earth, but he discovered that whisky and gin so nearly resembled electricity in their effects on his system, that he has made a shift to support nature by using a plentiful admixture of them, with fish, flesh, and fowl, vegetables, and tobacco. SECOND-HAND LOVEHS BEST.—An American poetess, glorifying her sweetheart (in the Ohio Cultivator) for having had some previous experience, says :— When first he talked to me of love- A savant in its tacticsr- I felt quite thankful some one else Had had his early practice. Now, do you think that second loves Have cause for dark reflection? Practice improves in everything And love is no exception. AN INCIDENT DURING A FRENCH TRIAL.— A letter from Paris states that the following incident occurred during the trial of a M. Vacherot, for issuing an illegal pamphlet Among the passages of his pamphlet, set out in the in- dictment to support the charge that he had excited to hatred and contempt of the Government, and had endea- voured to set one class of citizens against another," was one in which he said that France, as at present constituted, consisted of two classes only-" the rich and the poor." M. Marie, in contending that the expression of such an opinion furnished no reasonable ground for a prosecution, begged leave to read to the Court a passage from a well- known work which had never been prosecuted, in which French society was divided into "sybarites and helots." On hearing this the presiding judge, M. Parterrieu Lafosse, turned as red as a turkey-cock, and exclaimed, "Well, but that is abominable Who wrote that? Why was that not prosecuted?" M. Marie replied, "I am quoting from tne works of Louis Napoleon Buonaparte." This palpable hit produced a shout of applause, and the President, in a great rage, threatened to clear the court. A MOUNTAINEER SEA-SICK.—Col. Lander, of the U.S. survey, recently came home from the East, and was terribly sea-sick on the passage. The colonel said he had ridden forty-eight hours on a mule without rest; fought the Indians, the Mormons, and grizzlies gone three days without food; walked thousands of miles afoot over alkali plains, but he never knew what it was to be miserable before. A JUSTICE IN TROUBLE.—The following is n extracted from the Portland Advertiser, an American paper:— Last Saturday one Whitten was carried before Mr. Justice D n, of Freedom, N.H., on a charge of assault and battery on one Welch. Mr. Justice D--n found Whitten guilty, and imposed a fine of eigtit dollars and costs. Thereupon Whitten turned round, and had Mr. Justice D-n arrested on a complaint for drunkenness. The trial came off before Mr. Justice N s, who, after a full hearing of evidence, and able arguments, found the lame Justice D-n guilty of being a "commwn drunkard." To wipe out the offence Mr. Justice D-n was obliged to fork over five dollars and eosts.

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