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M I z CELLANEOUS. Three seamen recently complained to Mr. Plimsoll of ill-treatment whilst under remand in the Hull gaol. The magistrates deny the charge. Sir George Jessel took his seat in the Rolls Court for the first time on Monday. The first law of gravity is said to be, never to laugh at your own jokes. The inundations at Rome have subsided with very little damage. The violence of the storm in Mayo on Monday destroyed the Roman Catholic Chapel which was building. His Holiness the Pope has addressed a letter to the King of Saxony. The Austro- T urkish diplomatic difficulty has been satisfactorily disposed of. The Prince and PrinceRs of Wales have gone down to 3N orfolk for the winter season. It is proposed to place a stained glass window and oak benches for the children in Ecclesfield Church, as a memorial to Mrs. Alfred Gatty. A Grimsby race horse owner ii reported to have lost a pocket book and one thousand pounds in notes and chequos, in the betting ring at Lincoln, On Monday the mail train from Belfast to Dublin had a narrow escape near Dundalk. The train ran against two large stones placed on the rails. The Rev, W. H. Cleaver, who has been named as the new Rector of Liverpool, is seriously ill, and has been ordered to winter in Corsica. The Cross Journal says that Bismarck will confine his attention'to matters of general interest, and leave minor details to the other ministers. The dairymen and milksellers of Croydon and Norwood have now raised the price of milk to 5d. per quart. There are fears that the price will even go beyond that. The Queen attended the parish church of Crathie on Sunday, and took part in the celebration of the half-yearly communion. Mr. Henry James and the new Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Hall, were present at the dinner in the Middle Temple on Monday evening, and both were loudly cheered on leaving by the barristers and students. It is stated that the public are not likely to hear anything more in reference to the Clement Scott libel case. Mr. Clement Scott has been reinstated in his position at the War Office. The last news from Cape Coast Castle says that the Ashantee8 have been reinforced by about 32,000 Aen. The King had sworn the Great Oath to take Cape Coast Castle or perish in the attempt. In taking leave of the Religious Orders before their leaving Rome the Pope declared that the sup- (prelsion of the Religious Corporations was a judgment .of Providence upon them for neglecting their rules of ^discipline. k The road to Coomaasie is now opened nearly to .sDonquah, and it was stated that Sir Garnet Wolseley intended moving his headquarters from Cape Coast some distance to the front. 4 Professor Beesly says he accepts Lord Airlie's last letter in the spirit in which it was written. He never intended to CMt a shadow of an imputation on the noble earl's good faith. 'Ahe Duke of Devonshire as Chancellor of the ^7mversity of Cambridge has presented a building for ::the use of the physical science classes to the University. It is to be called the Cavendish Laboratory. The Briton, one of the efficient vessels of the Cape Mail Company's fleet, has been purchased by the Admiralty for service in connection with the Ash an tee expedition. *■ A new life-boat to be called The Ladies' Own," Jt having been purchased solely by funds collected €rom lames by i £ iss Smithers,of Newark,has just been twnt to St. Andrews, N.B. .j, Colonel Farquharson, of Invercauld, superior of the land on which the village of Ballater is built, hM 'formally turned on a supply of water which he has provided for the inhabitants at a cost of £ 2,000. The Water is taken from the river Gairn. The Times of India says that insubordination haa grown so rife in the European army in India that the ,commander in chief objects to the lenient sentences passed by courts-Tr u Greater severity is now .practised, and in a case of violent assault capit"1 "punishment has been ordered. f" The Marquis of Westminster makes an appeal gor funds for the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. BTounded in 1357, the society has since that period insisted 7,906 men and women on their discharge i^tom convict prisons. Hull Union in connection with the London alvfersity has been commenced, aim on Monday even- ing the inaugural nutting was held, Colonel Pease, 'AtPbeing amongst those present. *3 The county magistrates sitting at Roborough onMon- Qfty decided that Weal, and -not Greenwich, time ia ithat by which the hours for licensed houses to be [•kept open, must be i>;iilated, thus retarding by six- t««n minutes the time they would close by Green* j wich time. Bfrkenbead is prosperous, as shewn by the most Infallible of tests. In 1570 there were 1,0.50 unoccupied shope and houses in the township. On Monday it was stated at the meeting of the commission ere that the number was now only 286. Aworaan who was brought before the Plymouth magistrates on a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct complained that a policeman had struck and ..bmedher after receiving little provocation. The-Bench 'discharged the woman, and ordered the constable to be suspended from duty. i Messrs. Jay Cooke, MCCulloch, and Co., notify that they have received from the United States Trea- .jury, at Washington, the cheques for the November interest on the United States Funded Loan, and have forwarded the same to the registered holders. The Town Trustees of Sheffield decided on Monday to purchase twenty acres of land for the purpose of a park and recreation ground. The cost is £ 14,000. A few months since the corporation purchased a park at a cost of £ 18,000; and the land to be purchased by the town trustees is in close proximity to it. It was stated at the Geographical Society's meeting 5 on Monday evening, that Lieutenant Cameron's ex- pedition had made a fair start for the lake region And, by latest accounts was pushing on with every i ptospect of reaching a district where he waa most likely to obtain tidings of Livingstone. The financial position of Spain Is admitted by the Madrid papers to be growing very serious. There J^as a rumour of a crisis a few days since, but this ha» passed away for the time being. Castelar and the Minister of Finance have held a conference. The financier is understood to have convinced his chief of the excellence of his plan*. c Fannie, one of the steamers plying ^between Southampton, and about which some fears liad been felt since Saturday morning, turned up at Dover on Monday. The sea put out the fires on Satur- day morning, and the vessel then became almost helpless, not having sufficient sail to control her. The Marquis and Marchioness of Bute, accom- panied by the Very Rev. -lionsigror Capel, intend starting for Rome on Tuesday. It is said that Lord Bute's mission is in an important degree connected with the projected establishment of the new Catholic University ia England, of which his distinguished chaplain is to be the rector. f Mr. Clements R. Markham read a paper at the Geographical Society's meeting, on Monday, on Arctic regions, and a discussion followed. The desira- l bility of another Arctic expedition WM strongly urged, some of the members proposing that, if Govern* ment refused, the society itself should send one, but this view was controverted by Captain Sherard Os- born, who maintained th&t such an expedition, to be successful, should be under the auspices of the Govern- ment. There is a rumour that Eluina will be the seat of the Gold Coast Government, the stares and offices being removed from Cape Coast. Had this been foreseen several members of ReligiousjOrders, who came to eir visit him previous to their departure from Rome. His Holiness, in addressing them, said that the sup- pfomsion of Religious Corporations was a visitation of Providence upon those bodies for failing to observe their fundamental rules of discipline, and for having allowed corrupt manners to creep in Among them. if, In happier times, they might be allowed to reassemble, rigorous reform would ba necessary. Speaking to member* of his household re- specting the Comte de Chambord's last letter, the Pope *aid Providence acted mysteriously, and it«* decreee in net l¡e ryc-?ived with resignation.. REV. 1.Ir.. Spurgkon ON Catechisms. — IN a sermon, to Sabbath School teachers. Mr. Spuxgoon spoke as follows:—"Let the Sunday s-'hools of Lngland teach well the children. Let them not merely occupy their time with pious phrases, but let them tench them the whole Gospel and the doctrines of crace intelligently, and let them prpy over the chil i.en, and never be satisfied unless the children :11' turned to the Lord Jeaua Christ and adderl to the i iuirch, and then I shall not be afrai i of Popery. Popish priests said of old that they could have won England back again to > Rome if it had not been for the catechising of the children. We have laid aside catechisms, I think, with too little reason." A Remarkable SCOTCHWOMAN.—1The Scots- mem announces the death of Mrs. Janet Hamilton, the Coatbridge poetess, "whom it describes as one of the most remarkable Scotchwomen of the present century. Janet Hamilton was the daughter of a work- ing shoemaker, and although without education, the mother of a large family—she married at thirteen- and for many years towards the close of her life totally blind, yet connived amid circumstances seem- ingly so adverse from tirst to last not only to store her mind by self-culture, but to produce poems and various other writings of no ordinary merit. About two months ago a number of Mrs. Hamilton's ad- mirers, among whom were Lord Dalhousie, Lord Home, Sir W. Stirling-Maxwell, and Sheriff nell, proposed to raue £ 100 to pr -««Tit to Mrs. Hamilton, But her death has rendered fruitless tho kind design, except in z, far as it has shewn bow many :\nd warm friends she posse.J. Mra. lI«niiltoa was iq hta seventy-eighth year. ■ News from the gold fields and coal fields near the diamond fields is satisfactory. A telecrram from New York announces the suspen- sion of the Bank of Acadia in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Fur trimmings are quite as fashionable as they were last winter.-Le FoUet. Mr. Sprot. of Trinity College, Cambridge, had his arm broken ia a football match at Cambridge on Saturday. The literary remains of the late Emanuel Deutsch, D.C.L., are about to be issued by Mr. Murray. More than 10,000 persons have been entertained at the Mansion House, London, during the mayoralty of Sir Sydney Waterlow. Mr. Crawford, one of the M.P.'s for London, who has for some time been unable, through illness, to attend to business, is convalescent. Mr. George Sauer (not Mr. Edmund Yates) has taken the management of the London office of the New York Herald. The chief subject discussed at the annual meeting of the Irish National Teachers on Saturday was the poorness of pay compared with the English scale. The mathematical studentship in Trinity College, Dublin, has been obtained by Christopher Graham, a scholar of the university. It is rumoured that a well-known firm of picture- dealers has offered £50,000 for the artistic contents of the lata Sir Edwin Landseer's studio.—Art-Journal fornoveml)er. Large meetings will shortly beheld in London, Dub- lin, and Edinburgh to express sympathy with the Pro- testants of Germany in their struggle with the Ultra- montanes. The Rev. Canon Callaway, M.D., has been conse- crated as a Missionary Bishop for Independent Caffraria in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. The Bombay Great Claimant Case," has been heard, and it is expected judgment will be given before the ensuing vacation. The screw steamship Joseph Dodds, now at Wool- wich, will, like the Lilian, be loaded principally with railway iron and sleepers for the Gold Coast. Mr. T. Harrison, Mayor of Marlborough, has been presented with a silver tea and coffee service in token of his spirited and independent conduct, and disin- terested services to the borough, during his year of office. The Memorial Diplomatique says that public opinion inclines to the prolongation of the powers of Mar- shal MacMahon, also th..t there will be no change in the Ministry before the opening of the Assembly. Mr. Beales, the leader of the Liberal party in Cambridge, and brother of Mr. Edmond Beales, is dealL He had occupied the posts of alderman and mayor of the borough. A "great metropolitan race meeting" is to be established in Dublin. Sir John Arnott, Lord St. Lawrence, and Colonel Graves have secured th< Baldoyle race for the purpose course. Great excitement has been evinced by the native population with respect to the "Salt Bill now under debate in the Bombay Legislative Council, and nume- rous petitions have been presented against it. News reaches us, says the Bombay Gazette, from In dore of a serious boundary fracat between the in- habitants of two Native States in Rajpootana— Banswarra and Pertabghur. On the 9th of October Mr. R. V. Cockerell, Officia- ting District and Session: Judge of Bengal, rolled over a precipice with his horse, and was killed almost instantaneously. A movement is on foot for the formation of a new Free trade League. Its object is to obtain ''the re- peal of all taxes on food," and "to render trade free from all fiscal encumbrances." Beyond the objects mentioned above, the League disclaims any political object whatever. The Exhibition at Vienna was closed on Saturday in the presence of 100,000 people. The fog-horn sounded; the military bands played the Austrian Hymn; the crowd cheered and all was over. Nothing further of a a trustworthy character is known in connection with tho Thames Mystery." Ihe "Identification" of the remains as those of a person named Carter is nothing like complete. Captain David Maitland M. Crichton (Grenadier Guards) has been married to Lady Margaret P. Bou- verie, second daughter of the Earl and Countess of Radnor, in the private chapel, Longfrcd Castle, near Salisbury. Archbishop Manning, preaching at Islington on Sunday, urged hili hearers who intended to vote at the School Board elections, to support only thosewho were willing to secure educational liberty to both Protes- tants and Catholics alike. The Chapel Royal, Savoy, was reopened after res- toration on Sunday. Two new painted windows have been inserted, one as a memorial of the recovery of the Prince of Wales from his serious illness, and another in memory of the Rev. John Forster, for- merly chaplain of the Savoy. The military works at Strasburg are being vigorously conducted. The forts are being armed with bronze pieces of 12-centimetres breech-loaders. Eight hundred workmen are employed in the artillery work- shops. In connection with the citadel is a pigeon- house with 500 carrier pigeons, to be employed in case of war. Sir Charles Trevelyan writes wondering that the turn of the Voting charities, so far as an investigation into the system under which they are carried on is concerne i, did not come sooner than it has done. He recommends that the subscribers to the different charities should take the matter into their own hands. A deputation has waited on Earl Granville to present a memorial impressing the importance of prevent- ing the extension of slavery and the slave trade in the h pper Nile. His lordship was glad that the Khedive was so much in favour of abolition. Our Go- vernment were giving the question every attention. Torquay has long been dissatisfied with the rail- way accommodation afforded it, and at a meeting held on Saturday it was unanimously resolved to support the Devon and Cornwall Railway Company if they would endeavour to obtain permission to construct a line beween Exeter and Torquay. The speakers complained bitterly of the apparently sys- tematic detention of trains. In Devon and Cornwall at the municipal elections, there was less disorder than formerly prevailed on such occasions; but in some towns, Helston and Launceston to wit, there was much commotion after the poll had closed, and in many towns treating seemed to have been carried on to such an extent that drunkenness was deplorably prevalent. Mr. Gladstone's secretary, in reply to a communica- tion from the National Chamber of Trade, states thather Majesty's advisers see much difficulty in any measure intended to make the officers of the Govern- ment responsible for the inspection and analysis of tea in bond." It was suggested by the Chamber that a measure of this character might take the place of the Adulteration Act, which was now pressing heavily on the trading community." News has arrived at Aden from Zanzibar to the effect that Sub-Lieutenant Marcus M'Causland, of her Majesty's ship Daphne, has been killed by natives while cruising after slavers near Brave. In consequence of this deed boats' crews from the Daphne and Briton have destroyed the village inhabited by the murderers, and killed several of the natives. The remains of the King of Saxony have been de- posited in the tomb of the Saxon monarch*, situated in the Royal Catholic Church, Dresden. Besides King Albert and Prince George of Saxony, there were present the German Crown Prince, representing and mind of the Church of England, and were intro- ducing among us the most destructive and dangerous characteristic of an alien and repudiated system. THE WORKS OF EDWIN LANDSEEK.—It was a wise but almost inevitable thought on the part of the Royal Academy to collect into its forthcoming Winter Exhibition of works by deceased masters the paintings and drawings and etchings of Sir Edwin Landseer. They will form » wonderful exhibition possibly as many as 600 or 700 productions of the marvellous pencil of the great artist. Only second in attraction is the exhibition now open at No. 6, Pall-mall. Mr. Graves has collected 333 engravings from paintings, draw- ings, and etchings by the mighty master, com- mencing with some etched by him when he was under ten years of age, possibly one or two executed when he was aged five years. Mr. Graves shews also an engraving for the copyright of which he paid the artist five guineas, and one for which he paid him £ 3,000-the former being the illustration to the Waverley novels Wamba and his Dog3,' the latter being A Dialogue at Waterloo.' A very large proportion of these en- gravings are by Thomas Landseer, as great a master in his art as Sir Edwin was in his. There are four portraitil-we believe Sir Edwin never would sit Înr a photograph--one after John Hayter; one, a litho- graph after Count d'Orsay; one, a lithograph aldo. after John Ballantyne, A.R.A:S., and bis own famous portrait of himself, & mezzotint, for which Mr. Graves paid Samuel Cousins, R.A., the large sum of £600. It is not too much to say that many of these engravings are better, and really of more worth than the pictures from which they were taken. Sir Edwin touched" his proofs with amazing industry and care, studying them for hours, often for days, and sometimes for weeks proof after proof was passed through his hands until lie was satisfied. One is startled when it is considered what a life of industry this man of genius led a glance through Mr. Graves catalogue will convey some idea of the im- niensa amount of labour he must have got through, although his time on earth extended somewhat beyond the allotted three-score and ten; yet he was notoriously a man who enjoyed himself in life, and gave much leisure to the demands of society, to amusement -in a word, to pleasure. It is likely that some one will collect anecdotes of him they are abundant and not difficult to obtain. 1o almost every one of his work there is some piquant and pointed story attached; many others will be told when his pictnres are exhibited. The exhibition of Mr Graves i« a m.irv»llous monument to his memory which r." ^tone-wurk in the Cathedral of St. Paul can for a moment rival in deep and instructive interest- s-Art-Jourml for November, 1873.





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