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|!Tis<tl!;nrcoits Inltllicjente, EOIaE, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. MAKING A NEW NOSE FOR A MAN.—The case of Mr. O'Connor, of King's County, whose nose was cut off some weeks ago by a band of ruffians, excited attention evea in a land of outrages by its exceptional atrocity. The sequel of the story, however, is very different from the beginning. Mr. O'Connor's mutila- tion has led to one of the greatest surgical feats ever accomplished. A new nose, fashioned out of his own flesh, has been fitted upon him with admirable success. An incision was made in the forehead, and a portion of the living flesh skilfully drawn down, fashioned into the proper form whilst still warm and plastic, and. fitted to the stump of the mutilated feature, the skin being artistically drawn over the scar. Mr. O'Connor will be but slightly Jisfigured-indced, his friends say that the new nose looks better than the old one. THE PKCSSIAN NEEDLE-GUN.—A contributor to the Allgemeine Militdr-Zcitung writes :— "As you know, two improved models of the needle-cun are on trial, whichboth aim at increasing the rapidity of firing with na llttlft waata on pnaalhla TiYnm flft-pen tn t.gcnt.17 shots may be fired by them in a minute, so that the appre- hensions of those may be quieted who are alarmed as soon as and many others are inclined to shrug our shoulders when we hear the nonsense current on this subject. All who have any experience know that two. or perhaps three, well-aimed shots are the most we can obtain from infantry in the field.' SHOCKING SUICIDE IN PARIS.—A well-dressed man on Saturday ascended. to the top of the column at the Place de la Bastille, and, on arriving there, without a moment's delay threw himself over the railing above. The body was dreadfully disfigured hy the faU and death instantaneous. Papers in his pocket declared him to be M. Leon Msge, a clerk. The deceased, who was only 40 years of age, had been attacked with typhus fever some time back, and since then his brain has been somewhat affected. MATRIMONIAL CHANCES. (From the Man- chester Examiner)| "A bachelor, of 40, who has travelled, and who haaposi- tion and snnll independence, desires to settle with a family. -Addrfiss," &s. "A gentleman, 29, wishes to meet with an amiable lady, with a view to a speedy marriage. A good income desirable. Age of little importance.—Address," &c. Respectable gentleman, age 29, of position, with a few hundred pounds, wishing to commence business, is desirous of meeting with an amiable young lady, with similar means No applicants needreply except in confidence.—Address," &c. Wanted, by a widower (bonâ. fide), a well brought-up and educated young lady or widow, between 24 and 30, to take chprge of his small establishment ana family, with a view to matrimony.—Address," &c. A gentleman, 29, with good private Income, home, and business, wishes to correspond with a domesticated young lady, with a view to" marriage. Strictest confidence will be observed.—Address, with own name," &c. • a —A gentleman of position, in the prime of life, is desirous of meetiDg with a lady in similar circumstances with a view of marriage; the Continent, if agreeable would be their chief residence: the strictest privacy may be relied on cartes exchanged before an interview.—Address," &c. THE SUN CONVALESCENT !—On Friday after- noon (the 15th) a careful scrutiny with a powerful telescope elicited the ci* cum stance that there were then only four small spots distinctly visible on the face of the sun. The serious blotch on the left cheek was disappearing, and on Sunday it was not to be seen. PRINCE MURAT AND M. COMTE.—The High Court at Tours will not be troubled with the trial of Prince Murat for an assault on M. Comté. Replying to a question addressed to bim in the Corps Legislatif, a few days since, M. Etnile Ollivier intimated that probably the affair would be arranged, and it appears now that such is the case. M. Comte has addressed a letter to the Prime Minister, in which be says that he never sought to obtain a mean vengeance, and that he did not intend to become the catspaw of any party. "You wish, it is said, to establish liberty. I desire not to offer any impediment to the establishment by creating embarrassments to your administration. For that reason I declare by the present letter that I with- draw the complaint which I had lodged against Prince Murat, foregoing all my rights of action against him. on account of the violent acts of which he was guilty towards me. I pray you, M. Ie Ministre. not to pro- ceed with the affair." The Opposition journals make merry over this letter, and indulge in various specula- tions as to the real motive for so sudden an act of for- giveness, the Bappel wittily, but perhaps unjustly, suggesting that the plaintiff "il a compte^ TANTIA TOPEE'S HEAD.—A discussion is going on in the Indian papers as to the fate of Tantia Topee's head, which was cut off after his execution for par- ticipation in the mutiny. The Mofussilite has the following:— Our Madras and Mysore contemporaries have been adorn- ing their columns with biographical sketches of Colonel Meade, and very pleasant and instructive reading those sketches have been. They one and all, however, fall to throw light on, or even to mention, an incident in the gallant commissioner's Indian career which, in the interests of cur- rent history, they should have elucidated. We allude to the mystery which still envelopes the fate of the rebel Tantia Topee's head Tantia was hanged shortly after his capture, and-his head was cut off, and was carried to England in a keg of spirits by—according to the account prevalent at the time-Colone], then Captain, Meade! Its ultimate fate or destination we have never been able to learn. Is it in the British Museum, or in either of those at the Universities ? Or has Colonel Meade, as one of the foremost amongst the arch-rebel's captors, decided that it shall be an heirloom in his family? A QUAINT BEQUEST.—In the churchyard of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield, London, one of the oldest of the City churches, a curious custom was observed on Good Friday. A lady who many years ago lived in the parish bequeathed property for the formation of a fund for preaching a sermon every Good Friday, and for the giving twenty-five p)or. widows of the parish 6J every year for ever. With re- gard to the latter bequest, she made the singular stipu- lation that the sixpences should be taken by the re- cipients from her grave, and those who were by age too stiff in their joints to do this were not to have the money. The ceremony took place under the direction of the rector, the Rav. John Abbiss, M.A., who preached the sermon, and who has held the living sinca 1815, the rev. gentleman being now 84 years of age. A VERY CLEAR EXPLANATION !—The following has been referred to the clear head of Lord Dundreary, as it has befn found rather confusing to the Oxford Dons it has been submitted to. The question was put to a little Dutch boy, Hans," the offspring of the first marriage of the gentleman at St. James's Theatre who has lost bislittle dog :—" Hans, where were you born ?' On the Haldorbarrick." What, always ?" Yaw, and before, too." How old are you, then ?"' "When the old schoolhouse ish built, I was two weeks more nor a year, what is painted red as you go home mit your back behind you, on the right-hand side, by the old blacksmith shop, what stands where it was burnt down next year will pe two weeks." SEVERAL REASONS FOR TAKING A HOLIDAY !— A Radical member of the North German Parliament, Herr Lebel, explains to his constituents in a charac- teristic letter the reason of his having taken a holiday. He says :— To-morr JW I leave Berlin for the present. To stop here is a mere waste of time and money. Since the begin- ning of the session I have not had a single opportunity of speaking, and am hardly likely to have one before Easter. I have no inclination to ask permission to speak about trifles—that is the business of the other parties. Besides, the sittings are so badly attended, and the proceedings so slovenly, that the members Bre penetrated with a sense of their utter insignificance. Often there are many more of them to be found in the restaurant and the reading room than in the Chamber. I will return only for the third reading °J Jhe criminal Code, when a number of important clauses will be put to the vote, and an opportunity will pro- bably be given for treating the matter from our point of view. A BBV £ RAGE WITH RATHER Too MUCH BODY A startling discovery was made last week at the Waterford Workhouse. Some workmen re- pairmg the pump, which had for some time been out of order, discovered a large black-looking lump at the entrance of the tube from which the water flows, and on one of them going down to remove it he was horri- fied to find that it waa the body of a child greatly de- composed. The obstruction to the water, supply has been noticed for the past fortnight, and as the guardians are nearly all teetotallers and wont to drink heartily from this crystalspriog while discharging their duties at the board they have clearly been enjoying a beverage which had much more "body" in it than they were aware of or desired.' FROZEN TO DEATH.—The Blue Earth City (Minnesota) Post of the 16th of March gives the ac- count of the death of the wife and three children of Mr. Bates, of Seely, Blue Earth County. Mr. Bates's residence was on the prairie, some distance from any other habitation and during the prevalence of a fierce storm the house took iire, and waa burnt to the ground. Mr. Batea started off for assistance, but before he could get back his wife and children were frozen to death. The same paper reports the freezing to death, "I the Bame storm, of two brothers living at L«ake Bell, Minnesota, and of a German and four other men in the State of Iowa. UNITED STATES PUBLIC SCHOOLS.—The New York Times says:— Mr. Forster, M.P., has fallen into a serious error in regard to educational affairs in this country. In a debate in the House of Commons on the 14t.h of March, he touched upon the question of excluding tha Bible from schools, and said,— There are countries in which the Bible is excluded; I relieve it is excluded in America at the present moment." There is no part of the United States, we may inform Mr. Forster. in which the Bible is excluded from the schools. The attempt was made to prohibit the reading of it in Cincinnati, but it failed. THE MUUDAUNT CASE.—In referenda to the great case of "Mordaunt v. Morlauat. Cole, and ■Johnstone," public interest seems likely to be balked for the present. It will be remembered that an order to stay proceedings was made by Lord Penzance by consent of parties with the view of trying the question whether insanity should be a bar to a petition for divorce, and it was expected that the appeal from this order, entered on behalf of the petitioner, would be argued before the full Court in the course of the next fittings. There are, however, no appeal pauses set down for hearing in the new list, and it appears that within the last few days notice to prolong the term of summons has been filed on the part of the respondent, which has thrown the case over to Easter sessions of the COUIt. How TO EVADE HANGING !—A surgeon of Aberdeen writes to The Times:- With reference to the murderer Rutterford, recently re- prieved because of a cicatrix on his neck, which has Ceen rightly considered an insurmountable obstacle to his being hanged, your numerous correspondents on the subject several of whom think it a good opportunity for abolishing death by hanging, fcave overlooked by far the most important argument in their favour.—viii., that any murderer can pro- duce a similar deformity in a few days, by simply abrading the under surface of the chin and a small patch of the skin in front of the neck, keeping the abrased surfaces in contact for a few days, or until adhesions have formed, when aa amount of deformity may be produced sufficient to prevent auy man so deformed being hanged. PUTTING IT T9 THE TICST,—The legislature of the State of Ohio is about to try an experiment, it appears, the result of which it will be very interesting and instructive to watch. To meet the argument that women do not care for the suffrage, and that the whole agitation on the subject is got up by a few strong- minded ladies, the advocates of woman suffrage in that State have brought in a bill to test the point in dispute by the vote of the women of Qhio themselves. It is said that the bill will pMS. It provides for an enumera- tion and registration of all the women in the State of twenty-one years of age and coward. who shall have resided in the State one year on the second Tuesday < f next October. Separate polling-places and ballot-boxes are to be provided at the usual places of holdi. g elec- tions, having the usual number of qualified officers at which all women registered as required by the above provision may vote one of two tickets. "Ben ale uffrage Yes." Female Suffrage No." The votes are to be returned in the usual wry to the Secretary of State; and, if it shall appear that a majority of the whole number of votes cast are for female suffrage in Ohio, then "the General Assembly shall, at its ad- journed session, submit in due form the question of female suffrage to the electors of the State on the second Tuesday of October, 1872." UNDERWRITERS AKD THE "CLTY OF BOSTON The announcement that the underwriters had in the tease of the City [of Boston settled the clains as on a total loss is premature. The underwriters only settle after the vessel has been posted at Lloyd's. The City of Boston has not yet been posted. The ships are posted by the committee of Lloyd's, and annear in Lloyas Listi. This appearance, which takes the form that the ship sailed from a certain port on a certain date to another port, and has not since been heard of, is considered, in underwriting circle. to a properiy authenticated report ol Ws, and iinder writers settle on the vessel. This is done'w^ki It —, ,~1 for some weeks. THE "ALABAMA" CLAIMS.—The Washington correspondent of the New York Times of April 5 writes as follows:— The State Department has advices that the British Government desires again to discuss the claims ari ir.g out of the Alabama question. Lord Clarendon would n;-ier tw Mr. Fish should propose the terms of settlement^nd tLfuV t,hat efleCt" lh° Se°r?,C;iry °'State » of the opinion that better terms can be agreed upon by waitine thai bv an immediate action, and, although anxious that a' an^cable and speedy conclusion should be reached in teo-Td to the present differences, he prefers to allow matters for the time being to remain as an open question." WIFE MURDER IN GREENOCK.— On Saturday morning a woman named RoseM'Cleau diedinGreeMck Hospital from the effects of kikR and blows received- from her husband, Archibald M'Clean, a sailmaker, a" few days ago. The poor woman was cnceinte at the time the outrage was committed. On being told of the deata of his wife, M'Clean coolly said it was a pitv that she was dead. 'T WIDOW MARRIAGE IN INDIA.—Moroba Canofca writes to the editor of the Times of India Dear -You can notify to the world that Rao Bahadur Moroba Canoba will be married to a widow of hin own caste on Saturday next.—Yours faithfully, Moroba Canoba." y' a THE WARWICK GUARDIANS AND BOARDIS^ OCT.— The system of boarding out pauper children was commenced as an experiment by the Warwick guardians three months ago, and the committee of guardians entrusted with carrying it out have just re- ported strongly in its favour. They state that the results so far have proved highly satisfactory; and they recommend that any orphan nr deserted children still remaining in the Warwick Union shall be boarded out so soon as respectable persons can be found to re- ceive them. A PUZZLE Major-General P. AnstrutlwA dating from Arith Castle, Falkirk, March 7 >870 sends the following curious challenge to mathema- ticians. He says:— "From the subjoined proposition may be deduced all the laws of the science of gunnery. The first mathematician who will prove that the proposition is not true, may name any charitable institution he likes, and the majur-generalhereby,- binds himself to send to its treasurer thirty pouuds sterling Proposition: A cannon ball suffered to fall freely fromu state of rest will, in any number of seconds of tims T acquire a velocity V—a certain number of feet per second"' The same ball fired vertically upwards, wiih initial velocity exactly equal to that velocity which it acquired by falling in the time T, will return to the place from whence it rose ah the expiration of a time exactly equal to the time T—hav'ins1- in exactly half the time, ascended to a height exactly equal; to one-fourth part of the time of flight, in seconds, multiplied by the initial velocity in feet, or one-fourth of TV. This is a very pretty Easter egg to crack. FILTERING RIVER WATER.—The humblest and the poorest of the population possess two very efficient means for rendering water comparatively pUie if they would only take the trouble to use them (remark* thl. Engineer). They can all filter and boil the water they. draw from the river, the well, or the pipe. By the-, former, all impurities and foreign substances held int mechanical suspension will be arrested and sepirated and the latter will remove several of the chemical in- gredients, particularly a large portion of those which impart to a water what is termed temporary hardness. This statement is not put forward as an excuse or pallia- tion for the abominable state into which our rivers and streams have been allowed to fall, but simply to point; out that, until legislation steps in to the rescue, every- one has it in his power to partially nullify the evils off wholesale water pollution. A FAITHFUL TIGER.—An amusing scene oc- curred the other day at the citadel of Dover. The 102nd Regiment have a very tine tsiger just come to this country with the regiment from India. He is very tame, and is daily taken for a walk, and he also goes, round the mess bble getting tit-hits. The other day his keeper got the worse for drink, and made his way to the den, fearing detection. An officer seeing thab the man lay asleep, and the tiger sitting by him, sent; for the picket, who at any other time can do what they please with the beast. The moment they at- tempted to go near the keeper the tiger growled, and very soon let them see they must keep off. For two hours the tiger kept guard over his keeper, who, on awakening, was surprised to see no one dared come near his charge. ANONYMOUS CHARITY.—A few months back an. unknown gentleman left at Messrs. Hoare's bank ir, London, a Bank of England note, value £1,000, with. a request that it might be placed at the credit of tho London Fever Hospital, under the initials C. R. W/' Some days back he left a similar amount at Messrs. Dimsdale and Co.'s bank for the same institution. I SPACRRUM OF THE FIRK-FLY,—The Bpectrum piven by the light of the common fire fly of New Hampshire is, according to Mr. Young's observations, perfectly continuous without trace of lines, eitherKite or dark. It extends from a It;tie above iraunbof^s line C m the scarlet to about E in the blue, gradually fading out at the extremities. It is precisely thi¡:¡ por- tion of the spectrum that is composed of rays wliifh while they more powerfully than any other affect the organs of vision, produce hardly any thermal or actinic enect. Very little, in fact, of the energy expended in the flash of the fire-fly is wasted. It is quite d.tferenfe with our artificial light. In an ordinary gas light!!? is proved that not more than cr t *J° t radiant energy consists of visible r»n JL .plt iL jtfi! invisible heat or actinism; in other w^. ff' ll 98 per cent of the gas is wasted in product do not help in making objects visible. ys tnas A "TALL" CALCOLATION.—An American "CM culates that the simple interest of a halfpenny at 6 per cent. since the birth of Christ would give 11,178,120 dollars, but that at compound interest it would come to gold enough to make 84,840,000,000,00C» globes as large as the earth, and that, divided among a thousand millions ol people, it would give to each 81,840 of these globes. And if all these globes were placed in a straight line, it weuld take a cannon shot, travelling at the rate of about a mile a second, millions of years to pass them. DISCOVERY OF ROMAN REMAINS IN BSLGITJM* —The Belgian journals state that some Roman re- mains have just been discovered in digging the founda- tions for a bridge over tho Meuse, at Omtret, The oaken piles of a similar structure, erected by Julius CseBar during the conquest of Gaul, were brought to. light, in a perfect state of preservation. Vestiges of the road on both Bides of the river are besides frequently seen. Between two of the piles were also found"a quantity of Roman coins, bearing the effing 0f tha Emperors Trajan, Vespasian, Adrian, Antonino Pins and his consort Faustme iheyare all of about thesiza of a five-franc piece, and well preserved. AN UNWORTHY PRIEST.—The Tribunal Cor- rectionnel of Bordeaux last week pronounced sentence upon a pnest who, by his unseemly conduct, bag brought discredit upon the sacred profession. The. accused was a Scotchman, named John Gall, forty- seven years of age, born at Aberdeen. In 1848 he wag* ordained a prifest in Paris, havmg. previously pursued), his theological studies at St. Sulpice. On the ISth of: March the Bordeaux police found the accused dressed in his ecclesiastical garb helplessly drunk on the quay and he was induced to retire to an inn, ajid the same afternoon the Vicar-General of the diocese sent a written prohibition against his exercising any eccle- siastical functions, and ordering him to abandon the clerical dress which he had disgraced. On the evening of the next day, however, he w,cs again found in a wio-o shop in a state of intoxication, and a cause of public scandal. The Vicar-Gieneral then applied to the Kro- cureur-Imperil to prosecute Grail for illegally w earing: an ecclesiastical costume after formal prolai^^jQQ Proceedings were accordingly commenced, a.fter- hearing evidence, the Court sentenced the. accused to six months* imprisoment upon the ground stated THE INCOME-TAX.—The change how to be. mad« in the rate of income-tax ia the fourteenth alteration in the last 17 years, When Sir R Peel introduced the income-tax of our day in 1842 he fixed i m.the rate was paid until i854, when it w»dwM«d m consequence of the war with Russia, m 1«55 it was further raised to 16<L The war being ended, the rate was reduced again to 7d. ia )8157..In ]858 \VTas educed to 5d., in 1853 raised to 9d., m.1860 .to 1QJ., in 1861 in 1863 to 7d., in 1864 to tirl., in ]865 to 4d., in "867 raised to Sd., m lislU to 6. L, in 1869 reduced t0 5d., and in 1870 to 4d., or the 60th part of every p.overeign. A PEASANT POSITION I-It seews to be the fashion in Paris to talk of small-pox as the reigning epidemic, though the statistics of tb.'e public health do not show any veason for alarm. However that may be. a French paper relates a p'J.oat heartless advantage taken of one sufferer from this shocking disease. M, de 0 suffering from Bitiall-pox, was lying well covered over by three blsmkets, and an eider-down quilt by the express orders of his doctor, it being most desirable to produce a violent action of the skill. The result w** obtained and all going on well, when in came respectably dressed individual, who, with the gre»**8^ politeness, thus addressed the sick man "Sir, pray do nojt mpve; I know the least exertio'* wou'^ be fatal to you; tell me quickly where vour £ "ney an* jewels are.* "What, wretch • tty ie° [8 8V money?* "Dq not wove; you are surely awVe how illness this Is ■ • • • Go out or I cal^ fop- help. YouwiU not, for if yoil do T shall *nrow the ui-ado^ wide open; a draught of air wm wii or» aU events. disSgure yoA considerably AhT he**ls your watilh- That's right y°»r KQOB6V ."IWt stir, or- beware o» *beopeil window cooie, where 13 this dross? «In that des V murmured tne Poor "*vaW. Very welt. you are reasonable. 1 ^0uid be ^orry tCi lncrease the dancer Of your State. I wi6h » speedy recovery, and so take my ea't8. AN E "ORMOUS DOCTOR S BILL.—Mr. Charlton, °f North Shields, is* owner of several vessels which trade to the p«»tosular ports and one of his captains lately had the ill-luck to fall sick at Carthaeena. A 1 doctor was called m and the sick captain was physicked and bled to his heart s content, and on his recovery the doctor sent 10 his little bill to Mr. Cha lton, the owner of the vessel, For attendance upon the invalid: while in the s. ip and fifteen days ashore at lodgings,, the Spanish medioal man charges J2800, with B50 for his assistant; £150 i. charged for the fifteen days5 lodgings, and the whole amount for attendance on the. sick captain ia £1,300.