TOWN TALK. SY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Ottr readers ieUl understand that we do not hold ourselvet responsible for our able Correspondent's opinions* THE death of the Earl of Clarendon, unexpectedly and suddenly, at seventy, which in the time of King David was a good old age. but which now, for a states- man or judge, is considered quite young, has created more than ordinary regret. The peers who spoke in the House of Lords displayed a degree of emotion rarely seen in a public meeting' of Englishmen. Earl Cowley, born and bred in diplo- macy, could not contain his emotion, and was unable to add his. tribute to the warm and pathetic words expressed by Lord Clarendon's contemporaries on both sides of the House. Lord Granville's grief and deep feeling were characteristic but the pathetic tribute paid to the memory of the Whig states- man by the Earl of Derby, who has the character of being one of the coldest of men, took the public by surprise-as much by the deep feeling as the eloquence it displayed. The late earl must be considered a peculiarly fortunate man-happy in his life; happy in his death; happy in his temperament; and, above all, happy in his domestic relations. George Yilliers, the son of the younger brother of the Earl of Clarendon, was born in 1800, noble, but poor—a simple esquire. He began life in diplo- macy as attache to the embassy at St. Petersburg) a profession for which his industry, his perfect manners, his even, genial temper, and powers of conversation admirably qualified him. He was for ten years provided for, up to 1833, by a place as Commissioner of Excise. In 1830 the first Reform Ministry came into power, which first sent him to Paris to try to negotiate a treaty of commerce with the Govern- ment of Italy—a task rendered impossible by the existence of the corn laws. He was next promoted to be Minister Plenipotentiary to Queen Christina in Spain, where he remained during the six trying years of the Carlist Insurection and the Quadruple Treaties — the constant object of the attacks of the Conservative press and Parlia- mentary Opposition. In 1838 he succeeded to the title and estate of his uncle, the earl, and in the fol- lowing year married the daughter of the Earl of Verulam, and widow of Mr. Barham. She was then twenty-nine years old a lively, fasci- nating woman, through life the sympathising and ac- complished assistant of her husband's diplomatic labours. It is for these reasons that I say the Earl of Clarendon was happy; not Cradled and rocked in luxury," but-after a youth of comparative privation, and a manhood of congenial toil—rising by a happy accident and his own talents to the highest place in the service of his Sovereign; passing the rest of his life in congenial society and congenial toil; dying in harness — not decrepit and imbecile, with- out pain—and with brief but ample warn- ing. He is succeeded by his son, Lord Hyde, twenty-three years of age, sent to the House of Commons at the last general election for the Breck- nock Boroughs. The Earl of Clarendon's second brother, the Right Hon. Charles Pelham Villiers, had in his time the opportunity of rising to the highest offices in the State, He is a man of superior abilities and great Parliamentary experience, having sat for Wolverhampton for thirty-five years. He was amongst the earliest of his class to advocate the rapeal of the corn laws. The triumph of free trade ought to have mada him safe for the Cabinet whenever his party was in power, but he has never been more than President of the Poor-law Board, and there he was a failure. The reverse of his elder brother, a violent, uncontrollable temper has neutralised the value ef his talents and Parliamentary experience. Another brother of the earl was the ate Bishop of Durham, a celebrated preacher of the evangelical school. One of his sons, a young gentle- man in the civil service, has lately distinguished himself by marrying a great Scotch heiress. If he inherit any of the political and social talents of his uncle, the earl, we may hear more of him. DEATH has recently made great ravages in the medical profession. First, it was Sir James Simpson —very shortly after his receiving the baronetcy-in the prime of life then the aged Professor Syme, one of the greatest surgeons in Europe, yet-from manners, probably-not able to succeed in London. Lastly, has departed the octogenarian Sir James Clark, the medical friend of Prince Leopold, of the king of the Belgians, u ad of our Queen, in the early years of her reign. Ac- c: >mplished in European languages, when such accom- plishments were rare, with some literary attainments, he was a fine and favourable specimen of the courtier and physician of an old school. A GREAT feud has just arisen in turf circles. A committee of the Jockey Club have just made a re- port, which, if adopted next Saturday,*as expected, will seriously damage the interests of professional betting men. They recommend that for four months in the year, between November and March, there should be no flat racing at all. This would make a winter of discontent" with the bookmakers with a vengeance. Then restrictions against betting are to be la-i. on handicap races, and on two year-old races. Sporting publicam are 10 be discouraged by rules against races for less t;-<•> fifty pounds, and races held where money is paid for admittance, commonly called gate money." The report is not to be adopted without a fight. For my part I should be content could I find race-courses a-3 they were when William IV. was king-places of amusement, not made hideous by the shouts of Three to one bar one," and other cries of the professional erew of gamblers. The next slang dictionary may contain a new definition of races-an institution for the production of breeds, for the benefit of book- makers. P. P. ♦— AT THE LUNCHEON which followed the Harrow speeches on Speech Day," Dr. Butler, in proposing the health of the Italian Minister (who was present), remarked that tke Harrow boys were resolved that their schoolfellow, the Duke of Genoa, did quite right in preferring the life of a Harrow boy to that of a King of Spain. FOOD AND ITS ADULTERATIONS.—At the time of the Lancet Sanitary Commission on Adulterations, Dr. Hassall wrote of THE NOURISHING STOUT (Raggett, late Blockey, London) as a genuine, most wholesome and highly nourishing beverage, less heavy, and oonsequently more digestible than London stout in general," an opinion since canfirmed by the medical voice of the country. The NOURISHING STOUT" can be had of the appointed country agents, in bottle r-d casks of nine and 18 gallons, or will be forwarded direct from 21, Duke-street, St. James's, to residents in any town in which there is no agent*
1 Summary of Passing Events. .1 THE case against the directors of the Monarch 17Lnsurance Company and those who have surrendered to answer the charges brought against them have (been formally committed for trial by the Lord Mayor. In the avent of a. true bill being found by the Grand Jury at the Central Criminal Court, the case will be removed into the Court of Queen's Benell, and ,tried by a special jury.
A PARAGRAPH in a contemporary informs us that the authorship of the Junius letter is soon to be divulged. It is further added that the publication ihas been delayed from prudential motives. We our- selves are inclined to doubt the veracity of the statement. The author of Junius must have been dead long since, and any attempt to resuscitate the now almost forgotten diapute can only lead to an- noyance and vexation.
THE drought in many parts of the country has been most severe. Indeed, in the Home-park, Windsor, and the other Royal parks, the branches of the trees are being cut down for the deer to browse upon, and brewers' grains are obtained for the cattle in default of grass.
IT has been announced that Vice-Chancellor Sir William Milbourne James has accepted the office of Lord Justice; and that he will be succeeded as Vice- Chancellor by Mr. James Bacon, the present Chief Judge in Bankruptcy.
MB. G. 0. TREVELYAN, M.P. for the Hawick Boroughs, has resigned the office of one of the Lords of the Admiralty, in consequence of his being con- scientiously unable to vote in favour of the increased grant to Denominational Schools provided in the Ele. mentary Education Bill of the Government. Mr. Trevelyan's retirement dates from Wednesday.
ALL hope, of the Prince and Princess of Wales visiting Ireland this year is now at an end. The Irish Times says:—" A very influential deputation from the province of Cotmaught invited the Prince and Princess to be present at the annual show of the Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland, to be held at Ballinasloe in the first week of August. Wo fear that the claims of Ireland to even a transient visit of Royalty will be unsatisfied. The reason given for declining the invitation is the advanced state of arrangements for a tour through Germany. There is not a native of this country who would not regret that the delicate condition of the health of the Princess of Wales should render a temporary sojourn at the German baths advisable. But her Majesty happily is able to travel to Balmoral, and to and from the Isle of Wight. Two of the Royal princes are completing tours through the most distant dependen- cies of the British empire. It is most unfortunate that Ireland, distant from England by a voyage of three hours, should be less favoured by the presence of members of the Royal family than New Zealand, Canada, or the Indies. SOME remarkably quick passages across the Atlantic have been performed by the Canada steam- ship Scotia, but two that she has recently accomplished are perhaps without parallel in the course of her existence. She left Liverpool at 1.12 p.m. on the 4th of June, and, favoured with easterly winds, made 242 miles on the 5th, 255 on the 6th, 319 on the 7th, 329 on the 8th, 338 on the 9th, 346 on the 10th, 347 on the 11th, 361 on the 12th, and 367 on the 13th, making the run to New York from Liverpool in nine days nine hours five minutes. She left New York again on the 22nd of June, and, notwithstanding rather variable winds, made the following remarkable run -On the 23rd 320 miles, on the 24th 316, en the 25th 322, on the 26th 329, on the 27th 360, on the 28th 350, on the 29th 347, on the 30th 346, and on the 1st of July 240, arriving at Liverpool at noon- She thus made the quickest return voyage she has yet accomplished, the mean time to this port being eight days 19 hours.
IT will be remembered that a short time since the Prince of Teck reviewed several schools at the Crystal Palace. We now hear that the lads, who in all cases came from a long distance, were without food from the time they started in the morning til I the time of their return in the evening. In addition, they were not allowed to have even one half-hour's play during the whole time. Surely there is bad management somewhere, which should be detected, and measures be taken to prevent its recurrence.
IT may be new to some of our readers that there is a considerable quantity of gold discovered every year at Nova Scotia. A table has been recently pub- lished showing the yield from the first working of the mines in 1860 until the close of 1869. The total number of mines is 87 mills, 55; tons of quartz raised, 4,086,680; ounoes of gold, J.76,450 value, .8717,800 sterling.
TRIAL BY TURKEY. A question between landlord and tenant in Ireland has just been decided by appeal, not to an assistant barrister, but to a turkey. The landlord, going for his rent, was told he need not trouble himself to call, because the turkey had decided that he was "a done man." A meeting had been held in the house. A table was placed in the middle of the floor and the turkey psit upon it. The company then formed a circle round the table, and the turkey was asked by the defendant whether the landlord would lose his case. The bird nodded to intimate that he would — had the answer been unfavourable the creature would have turned away. And the turkey was right, for two arbitrators who were appointed found that no rent was due. Of course the magi- strate thought such superstition shocking in the "nineteenth century," but, to our thinking, a turkey on a table is as likely to give a fair answer as a table without a turkey, and yet the latter is consulted by educated people of this enlightened age. -Echo. CUNARD ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS. FROM LIVERPOOL TO NEW YORK, DIRECT, AND TO BOSTON, DIRECT. Tripoli. Calabria. Aleppo. Tarifa. Abyssinia. Scotia. Russia. Java. Algeria. Cuba. China. Malta. Nemesis. Samaria. Siberia. Palmyra. The Cunard Royal Mail Steamers sail every Tuesday and every Saturday, and have superior accommodation for Cabin and Steerage Passengers at reduced rates. For rates of freight or passage apply to D. & C. MAC IVER, 1, Rumford-street, Liverpool. A WEALTHY merchant, who had become a bankrupt, was met, some time after his misfortune, by a friend, who asked him how he was going on. Pretty well," said he, I am upon my legs again." How already ?" Yes; I have been obliged to part with my carriage and horses, and must now walk." STABLES AND STABLE FITTINGS.—Awarded the Medals of England, France, and Ireland. TJsed by Royal Families of j England, France, and Austria. ST. PASMS&AS IJBON-WOBK I COMPANY, Old Saint Paacras-road, Lonnoar4 N.W. (
THE OOJtK RIOTS. After five nights' disgraceful and serious (rioting and outrage Monday -night passed over ■quietly. This was unexpected, owing to the threatening demonstrations of labourers on strike during the day. The rioters were frightened from the streets by imposing military and police arrangements de- vised for the night. At an early hour on Monday evening the police took possession of all the streets and lanes where the rioters congregated. The public- houses were closed at five o'clock, and all other business places at -six. At nine, pursuant to proclamation, all persons were driven off the streets, which, from that time, were solely occupied by the police, the military being in reserve. On Tuesday there was considerable alarm in the city, as many large bodies of men, marching four deep, and officered in military order, went to facto- ries, shops, establishments, and to the ships and steamers at the quays, coercing the men to strike work. They even forced the jarvies to abandon their stands and stable their horses. Cavalry and infantry were called out at noon to aid the police and to pre- vent violence, but did not check the interference with workmen.
DEATH OF A FENIAN GONVIGT. Mr. R. N. Howard, coroner, has recently held an inquest at the Portland Convict Prison, on the body of William Pherson Thompson, aged 30, a Fenian con- vict under sentence of penal servitude for life, for being mixed up in the murder of Sergeant Brett, at Manchester, two or three years ago. William Roupell, the ex-M.P. for Lambeth, said: I am a convict in the Portland Convict Establishment, and, as one of the nurse orderlies in the infirmary, have waited on the deceased since his admission, and was at his side at the time of his death. During the period he was in the infirmary he had every attention paid him, and every reasonable indulgence. He had oranges, jellies, eggs, wine, brandy, and other kinds of nourishment. He asked to be allowed to have lean chops, bciled chicken, boiled mutton, and sherry wine, and his requests were granted. He expressed himself more than once how satisfied he was with the kindness shown him, and in my presence thanked both the medical officers and the governor for their attention to him, as well as for "several acts of kindness. He made no complaint of his treatment as a prisoner before he came into the infirmary, nor did he appear to have any feeling of discontent at his treatment. I was so much with him that he could have conversed with me as freely as he liked, provided he did not talk loudly, and if he had any complaint to make could have done so without the officials hearing, and I there- fore had a fair means of judging. He told me he con- sidered that from the time of his admission into the prison he had been very fairly treated, so far as was consistent with the rules of the establishment. A week before his death he said he knew he could not live, as the medical officer had told him to prepare for death. At his request I frequently read to him from his Roman Catholic Bible; and he appeared to give himself up entirely to the future. The jury returned a verdict of death from consumption.
MARRIAGE OF THE EARL OF DERBY. The marriage of the Earl of Derby with Maria Marchioness of Salisbury was solemnised on Tuesday morning in the Chapel Royal, St. James's. The ceremony was strictly private, but a distinguished company were present, including the Marquis of Salisbury, Lord Eustace Cecil, Lady Mildred Hope, Lady Blanche Balfour, Lord Arthur and Lord Lionel Cecil, sons, and Lady Mary and Lady Margaret Cecil, daughters, of the Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury. The Earl of Derby arrived at the private entrance to the Chapel Royal at eleven o'clock, and a quarter of an hour after his bride came, accompanied by Earl Delawarr, who gave her away. The service was per- formed by the Lord High Almoner (the Very Rev. the Dean of Windsor), and the Rev. Francis Garden, M.A., the Sub-Dean. It was by the especial desire of the bride that the ceremony was strictly private. The body 'of the chapel was almost entirely filled by the friends and relatives of the bride and bridegroom. There was a considerable crowd to witness the departure of the bridal party, and some cheering was raised as the carriage drove off. In the afternoon Lord Derby and his bride left town for Holwood near Bromley, in Kent, where they will spend a fortnight. The Earl of Derby is the fifteenth Earl, and was born on the 21st of July, 1826. The new Countess of Derby (Lady Mary Catherine 'Sackville-West) is the daughter of the fifth Earl of Delawarr, and was born on the 23rd of July, 1824, and was married on the 29th of April, 1847, to the second Marquis of Salisbury (his second wife), the father of the present peer. She has three sons and two daughters. Not being disguised with the usual mineral powder, Horniman's Team reliable tor uniform strength, delicious flavour,$real cheapness. Sold in packets by 2,538 agents. THE DUKE OF ARGYLLE has dismissed Major- General the Hon. A. Gordon from his command at Bombay. The change is regarded with great, dis- satisfaction among military men. TOOTHACHE, HEADACHE, AND NEURALGIA. —Hodges' "SOZODONTA"is the only certain cure for TOOTHACHE (without touching the tooth). HEADACHE and NEURALGIA relieved immediately. To be had of all chemists, from Is. IJd., or enclosing 15 stamps to London deoot. 4. Featherstone Buildings. Holborn. WALTER THURSTON, the young man who was charged at Guildhall last week with having dressed in woman's clothes, has been discharged, evidence having been given to show that he had merely as- sumed the character of a woman at an evening party, and that he bore an unblemished reputation. ROSSETTER'S HAIR RESTORER is the only prepa- ration which can be confidently relied upon for restoring grey hair to its original colour. It assists nature in supplying the colouring properties which may have be. come deficient through age or disease. Price 3s. 6d. A CLIMAX.- Wistflll Benedick: "That's a healthy lad of yours, my friend Bob Quiverful: Yes, he's a fine boy, sir-as fine a boy as ever you see in all yer born days, bless his little 'art! And that ain't all, neither; he's the most generous- 'artedest little chap in the 'ole world, and the bravest, and affectionatest, let alone bein' the biggest and the 'ansomest. But, lor' bless yer, master! Why, we've got another little chap at 'ome as this one 'ere ain't even so much as a patch upon! Ain't we, Polly p" if* a.H cases of cholera, fevers, foot and mouth disease, and other infectious disorders, and to remove foul smells from, drains, closets, stables, etc., apply at once to your chemist or oilman for MTXDIE'S disinfectant, entirely devoid of smelL Pronounced by Dr. Letheby to be a most valuable disinfectant. Si.1r and tins from 4d. upwards. Manufactory. Victoria Chemical Works, Ashton New Road, Manchester. Warehouse, 169, Upper Thames-st., London. Agents wanted* QUITE SAFE. (A PARK STUDY.)—Nurse So you're a airing of the pugs to-day, coachman ? Coachman: Well, missis thinks James runs 'em too fast, and redooces the poor things; and she knows as I'll give 'em steady walking exercise, don't you see r EMIGRATION.—The American Emigration Agency secure for mechanics, artizans, and others, producing good testimonials, immediate employment on arrival, cheap board and lodging) and, in some cases, advanced wages, through their correspondents in Amerioa. The Agency issue THROUGH TICKETS BY ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS, and all Canadian and United States railroads, at lower rates than are obtainable elsewhere, by steerage, intermediate cabin (everything found and separate table), and cabin also first-class clipper ship passages. Large parties will be offered additional$dvantege3. Offices, 9B. New Broad- street. LondaR. B.C.
FEARFUL MURDER NEAR SEVILLE. A murder of the most atrocious nature has been recently committed at a village some 20 miles from Seville, in Spain. It appears that in a small house in the country lived a labouring man and his wife. They had been but newly married, but fortune favoured them, their flocks and grain increased, and the man called in the aid of a gipsy and his wife to aid him him in selling his surplus stock. This gave the gipsy an intimate knowledge of the man's affairs, as also a position as a friend. In due time a child was born, and the day of baptism having arrived, the gipsy desired—as was quite natural-to assume the office of godfather to the little stranger. His request was granted and the party set off for church, leaving the mother ill in bed, with the gipsy's wife as her nurse. But no sooner had the party gob well on their way to church than the gipsy woman, approaching the bedside, demanded the woman's money at the point of the pistol. With rare tact and self control she pointed to an inner room, and the gipsy at once went in to get it. Quick as thought the invalid woman darted to the door and locked and barred it; then, rushing out of the cottage, she guarded the window by which she could escape. Thus she remained for a long weary hour-her strength rapidly oozing out, fearful only lest she should faint from exhaustion. But the end was near at hand. The party returning home met two gendarmes, whom they invited to the little ban- quet in honour of the child. They at once accepted; and the gipsy, fearful lest his plans should fail, went on in front, carrying the baby with him. His fears were verified, for on approaching the house he beheld the mother, gun in hand, and watchful for the safety of her money. He at once comprehended the position, and ordered the woman to lower her gun or he would kill her child. She, never thinking he was so bereft of all humanity, refused; whereupon the gipsy, with one stroke of the knife, beheaded the little innocent and threw the dismembered parts at the mother. Roused by this, the woman at once shot the gipsy dead, and the guard coming up at the same moment she explained all. One of the soldiers at once rushed to the inner room, but was shot dead by the gipsy woman, who;n turn was killed by the other gendarme. This triple slaughter has caused intense excitement in the district, not so much on account of the number of persons killed as by reason of the peculiar circumstances attending it.
ENTERTAINMENT TO ],1. LESSEPS. A complimentary banquet has been given to M. Lesseps, the eminent French engineer, and originator of the Suez Canal, by the Duke of Sutherland. From the duke's frequent visits to Egypt the distinguished Frenchman may be considered one of his Grace's intimate personal friends, and in consequence he entertained him at Stafford House with princely hospitality. Covers were laid for forty guests, the guest of the evening being Vicomte de Lesseps, and there were present to meet him at dinner his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, his Highness Prince Hassan of Egypt, the Right Hon. W. E. Glad- stone, the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, the Duke of Argyll, Lord Dufferin, Lord Lawrence, Lord John Hay, M.P., Lord Houghton, Admiral Hon.Sir Henry Keppel, Sir Daniel Gooch, Sir Hy. Rawlinson, Sir Bartle Frere, Col. Marshall (2nd Life Guards), Captain S. Osborn, Sir William Fairbairn, Sir Roderick Murchison, Mr. Crawford, M.P., Mr. Brassey, Mr. Hawkshawe, Mr. Pender, Mr. J. Fowler, Mr. Smart, Mr. Murray, Mr. McLean, Mr. Delane, Mr. W. H. Russell, Mr. Laughlin, Mr. Larking, &o. After the banquet several complimentary toasts were given by his Grace and responded to by his distinguished guest and others. The duchess had a reception later in the evening. The vestibule and' grand staircase were sumptuously adorned with a profusion of beautiful plants, which contributed to render the princely residence additionally attractive. The portico was likewise decorated.
SERVING ON JURIES. Lord Enfield's bill has been under consideration by a select committee of the House of Commons, and should have a fair chance now of becoming law. The bill abolishes the practice of nominating a special jury for each special jury cause in London and Middlesex, but allows a judge to make an order for a special panel in any case in which he may think it expedient. At the sittings in London and Middlesex thirty special jurymen are to be summoned for each court to try special jury causes at the sittings, not (in case of necessity) keeping each juryman to the court to which he is summoned and the special jury upon a trial are to be balloted for, and called in the order in which they are drawn from the box in the same manner as common jurors. The remuneration of juries is to be one guinea to a special juror sum- moned to try special jury cases for every day of his attendance, and 10s. a day to jurors trying common jury cases. A juror is not to be liable to a penalty for non-attendance unless he has six days' notice of his being required to attend; and no person is to be summoned or liable to serve as a juror in more than one court on the same day, but a person on the special jurors' list is not to be exempted from serving as a common juror. With the consent of the functionary issuing the precept for summoning jurors the sheriff may make regulations as to the days and times during which they are to attend, and send the regulations with the summons. The qualifications of special jurors are defined, and the overseers in making out the jury list are to mark the persons qualified as special jurors. A list of exemptions from service as jurors is given, but no person whose name is in the jury-book will be excused unless he claims his exemption at or before the revision by the justices. To make assurance doubly sure, it is expressly declared that in this act the word juror' shall mean male persons only." TO F ARMERS.-Fowler'g (Leeds) Double Furrow Plough is the best, price £ 10. Catalogues on application. A sum REMEDY for those who can't stand on their "pina." Let them try sitting on pins and needles. THE SUCCESS OF THE AGE.—Ask your Grocer foi the "New," the "Manzanillo," & the "Semoline" Cocoa. Manufactured by Mercer, Unsworth, So Beuan, London. LITERARY.—There is no truth in the report that Mr. A. Trollope is engaged upon The Life of General Prim.Punch and Judy. '—* COLMAN'S BRITISH CORN-FLOUR prepared from rice, is not only a delicacy for the healthy, but also a most wholesome and useful food for invalids and children. J. & J. Colman have for a number of years been occupied in an endeavour to produce a Corn-Flour which should form a wholesome and delicious article of diet, pure in quality and delicate in flavour. After many experiments they have arrived at the conclusion that no grain is so suitable for the manufacture of Corn-Flour as rice. The flour of rice can be reduced to the finest powder; it is free from all peculiarity of taste, and is pronounced by the highest medical authorities as a. most wholesome and easily digested food. SELR-DENIAL IN EXCELSIS. Civilian: "Are there many Irish in your corps?" Private O'Fla- nagan Is it Oirish ye mane. Sorra the one ov thim would be allowed in the rijmint I-Punch.
CONTINENTAL ON DITS. 0 I SHOULD like this louis put on a number," said a coquette to a French croupier at Baden-Baden; and, for luck, let it be on the number of my age." Frightened at the chance of overdoing it, or in a very complimentary mood, the croupier put the louis on number one. AT Ancona two amateurs have fought a duel, with- out any fatal result, to which the strangest origin is' assigned. One amateur said that the opera recently produced at Anoona under the title of Frimmella was rubbish. The other contradicted him, and from words the impassioned amateurs proceeded to blows. AN amicable arrangement has been arrived at between Halim Pacha and the Khedive, the former ceding Thombra and the sequestrated property as well as all prospective hereditary rights. M. OLLIVIER'S invariable breakfast is two eggs, A beefsteak, and some cheese. He never touches wine. Water is his only drink. He never smokes. During the last two years he has introduced coffee into his dietary, but he never takes sugar with it. M. Olli- vier's breakfast is worth recording. All that a Prime Minister does is so. When he is not Prime Minister, then-why that is another thing at present. THE hot weather has disturbed some of the Parisians' upper stories. One of them went this week to Marshal Vaillant, and insisted upon inter- viewing him with a proposal to use an invention which he had perfected for watering the whole of France at any given moment or hour of the day. Apropos of the Postillon de Lonjumeau, at which there was a smile by one of the critics the other day, and a shrug at the absurdity of the idea, it is quite certain that before newspapers recorded so fully all the phenomena and wonders of the world, the di- rectors of the operas of Paris had regular commercial travellers going about looking out for instances of individuals gifted with voices, and we are, we think, not wrong in saying that Mr. Lumley, of her Majesty's Theatre, had some such individual in his employ. A FRATERNISING and commemorative fête took place last week. Prince Humbert, Prince Carignano, deputations from the Italian Parliament, the Austrian and French representatives, and other persons who had been invited, met on Friday to inaugurate a monument to the soldiers killed in battle at San Martino. Herr Pollack, the Austrian representative, gave as a toast, The sympathy which unites Austria and Italy, a sympathy born on the field of battle." A sympathy born fighting against one another is eminently novel. Two elegant ladies were put out of the theatre recently at Florence. They were not content with endeavouring to compel the king, who was in the next box, to talk to them but upon his declining, they opened the door of his box and walked in. Liberty, Sisterhood, and Equality EMPRESS EUGENIE smokes fourteen cigarettes every day; and, as she is the mould of female fashion, we expect to find the ladies of America following her august example in smoking as in other equally ridiculous things. Two English ladies, Miss Straton and Miss Lewis Lloyd, have just made the ascent of Monte Viso, following the track taken some years since by Count San Robert and M. Quintino Sella. WRITING of the small-pox in Paris a correspondent says nobody should come to Paris who has not been vaccinated some four or five days before. Last week there were 238 fatal cases. A POOR traveller was picked up the other day at Jupille, in Belgium. Overcome with fatigue, and famished for want of nutrition, he had fallen senseless- to the ground. The blood was oozing from his mouth, and many persons gathered round and ex- pressed their commiseration and their respect for the faithful servant, who, it appeared, from despatches on his body, had been employed by some one in Eng- land to carry messages with rapidity. As no one could make out the exact meaning of the writing, it was carried to the mayor, while the body was given to a captain of Hussars to stuff. We need not, per- haps, add that the messenger was a carrier pigeon. A ROYAL DRAMATIST.—A tragedy in verse has just been produced at Berlin, entitled, Phwdrus a drama of ancient times, by Prince George of Prussia, the nephew of the king. Prince George, like all the members of the Royal family of Prussia, is a soldier, general of cavalry and head of the 1st Regiment of Pomeranian Lancers. The prince was born in 1826, and possesses a fine literary taste, having, previous to the production of Phcedrus, which is aaid to be a drama of some merit, been the author of several poetical effusions which have obtained a good deal of notice. THE infant daughter of the Prince and Princess de Metternich was baptized last week at Bougival by the Papal Nuncio. A DUEL has just been prevented. A general had- his handkerchief taken away by a servant from him violently by order of the host, and in spite of the re- sistance of the proprietor. The host had imagined that the general had used his serviette as a handker- chief, and was indignant. The general was indignant, and there was a scene. The general always wears an article many degrees removed from cambric-in fact, a good servicable white flag of a thing. Hence the error in high life.
MORE BABY SLAUGHTER. The deaths of four infants, three of whom were known to be illegitimate, have been officially inquired into. The first inquiry was on the body of Alfred James Pothelwite, an illegitimate child, aged three months. The father did not contribute to its support, so its mother, instead of suckling it, had to go out to earn a living and leave it in charge of her mother. It was fed with half a pound of corn flour each week -which the coroner remarked was not nutritious food for children, and was too much in quantity-and with milk ,rice milk, and honey. The child became very much emaciated, and died. It weighed only t,lb., when it should have weighed 121b. or 131b. Ths verdict was that death arose from diarrhoea, accelerated by want of proper nourishment. The second inquiry was on the body of a fine male child which was found wrapped up in a piece of brown paper in Lamb's- gardens. Death was caused by suffocation, and a verdict of Wilful murder against some person or persons unknown." The third inquiry was on the body of James Dennis, the illegitimate child of Eliza Dennis, of Hampstead-road. The father, a teacher of languages, had run away and left the mother, who was obliged to go into the St. Pancras Workhouse, where the child died from diarrhoea. A verdict was returned accordingly. The fourth inquiry, on the body of Henry Anderson, was similar to the previous case, and a verdict was returned that death was caused by diarrhoea, accelerated by want of proper nourishment. ♦ —. YISIT FROM A NATIVE CHIEF ON THE SENEGAL.- Shortly after this another very important person- Dandangoura, chief of Farabougou-came to see me. He was a tall man, wearing a red fez, surmounted by a large turban. He came mounted upon a magnificent horse of great size and of Moorish blood. He had an escort of twenty horsemen. He wore Haussa trousers,. big in the leg and narrow at the bottom, with embroidered seams. His mantle, known by the name of Turkey, is very like the national dress of the- Bambaraa. He was accompanied by his griot, hi& farrier, and a certain number of talibes. He Beated himself in my hut with all his followers in so uncere- monious a manner that I was at once displeased with him. The hut was so small that we were crowded one upon the other. The heat being oppressive, he immediately took off his turban, and I saw the sweat running down from him. The stench arising from all these negroes became insupportable, and the talk we had did not tend either to lessen my discomfort or abate my ill-humour.- Cassell's Illustrated, Travels,