JMli. UHAULUS HUMlMStt UlV IWLth & CIP ATION POLICY. The following are portions of the speech of the Hon. Charles Sumner, senator of Massachusetts, at the great war meeting lately held at Boston: Thank God that I live to enjoy this day Thank God, that my eyes have not closed without seeing this great salvation. The skies are brighter and the air is purer now that slavery has been handed over to judgment. By the proclamation of the President, all persons held as slaves January 1, 1863, within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in re- bellion against the United States, shall be then, thence- forward and for eVEl free; and the exeutive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognise and maintain the freedom of such persons, and do no act or acts to repiess such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom. But beyond these most effective words, which do not go into operatioa before the new year, there are other words of immediate operation, constituting a present edict cf emancipation. Freedom is practically secured to all who can find shelter within our lines, and the glorious flag of the Union wherever it floats becomes tho flag of freedom. Thank God for what has been already done, and let us all take heart as we go forward to uphold this great edict. For myself, I accept the proclamation without note or comment. It is enough for me that, in the exercise of the war power, it strikes at the origin and mainspring of this rebellion, for I have never concealed the conviction that it mattered little where we struck slavery, provided only that we were struck sincerely and in earnest. So is it all connected that the whole must suffer with every part, and the word3 of the poet will be verified, that in striking tenth or ten-thousandth, we strike the chain alike." I place myself with the toyal multitudes of the North, firmly and sincerely by the side of the President, where, indeed, I have ever been. But it is said that all appeal to the slaves is unconstitutional; and it is openly as- sumed that rebels who make war on the constitution are not, like other public enemies, beyond its protection. But why this peculiar tenderness whenever slavery is in question ? Battalions may be shot down and property may De taken without due process of law, but slavery must net be touched. The ancient Egyptians, when con- quered, submitted easily to the loss of life and property; but when a Roman soldier happened to kill a cat in the streets, they rose on him and tore him limb from limb, and the excitement was so violent that the generals overlooked the outrage for fear of insurrection. Slavery is our sacred cat, which cannot be touched without fear^ of in- surrection. Sir, I am tired and disgusted at hearing the constitution perpetually invoked for slavery. According to certain persons, the constitution is all for slavery and nothing for freedom. The safety of the people is the highest law. There' is no blow which the President can strike, there is nothing he can do against the rebellion, which is not constitutional. Only inaction can be unconstitutional Search the writers on the law of nations, and you will find an appeal to the slaves ustified. Search history, whether in ancient or modern times, and you will find it justified by examples. In our revolution the appeal was made by three different British commanders-Lord Dunmore, Sir Henry Clinton, and Lord Cornwallis. I io not stop for details. That this appeal was not unsuccessful was evident from the language of Washington with regard to Dunmore, of whom he said, His strength will in- crease as a snowball by rolling, and faster, if some expedient cannot be hit upon to convince the slaves and servants of the impotency of his designs." That such an appeal would be proper is admitted by Jeffer- son, while describing his own individual losses from Cornwallis" He destroyed all my growing crops and tobacco; he burned all my barns, containing the same articles of last year. Having first taken what corn he wanted, he used, as was to be expected, all my stock of cattle, sheep, and hogs, for the sustenance of his army, and carried off all the horses capable of service. He carried off also about thiriy slaves. Had this been to give them ireedom, he would have done right." But admitting that an appeal to slaves in support of the Union is constitutional, and also according to the ex- amples of history, it is said that it will be unavailing; for the slaves will not hearken to it. Then why not try ? It can do no harm, and it will at least give us a good name. But if we are not beyond learning from the enemy, we shall see that the generals most hated on our side, and like Adams and Hancock in the revolution, specially excepted from par dun, are Phelps and Hunter; plainly because the ideas of these generals were more feared than any battery or strategy. Of this be assured. The opponents of an appeal to the slaves are not anxious because it will fail. It is only because it may be successful that they oppose it. They fear that it will reach the slaves, rather than that it will not reach them. The glad tidings of freedom will travel with the wind-with tne air-with the light, and will gradually quicken and inspire the whole mass. Secret societies, already formed among the slaves, will be the heralds. The destructive avalanche of the Alps is some- times started by the winding of a horn, and a structure so irrational as slavery will tremble at a sound. From such an appeal two things must ensue: first, the slaves will be encouraged in loyalty; secondly, the masters will be discouraged in disloyalty. Tne rebellion will lose its power. It will be hamstrung. That such a panic would ensue is attested by the concurring testimony of Southern men, in other days—especially in those remarkable words of John Randolph—that the fire-bell of Richmond does not toll at midnight without the mother clasping her infant to her breast, fearful that the slaves had risen. It is attested also by the actual condition of things when John Brown entered Virginia, as pictured in the familiar words:- He captured Harper's Ferry With his nineteen men so few, An he frightened Old Virginny 'Till she trembled through and through. n asserting the efficacy of this appeal I ground myself on no visionary theories or vain hopes, but on the nature of man and authentic history, To doubt its efficacy is to doubt that man is m"n, with a constant desire for liberty as for life, and it is also to doubt the unquestionable instances in our own history where this desire has been displayed by African slaves. The fears of a servile insurrection are founded on a mis- taken idea of the African slave. The story of St. Domingo, so often quoted against him, testifies to his humanity. It was only when Napoleon, in an evil hour, sought to enslave him, that those scenes d blood occurred which exhibit less the cruelty of the slave than the atrocious purposes of the white man. The African is not cruel, vindictive, or harsh; but gentle, forgiving, and kind. Such is authentic history. If slavery be regarded as a disease, it must be extirpated by knife and cautery, for only in this way can the healthful operations of national life be restored. If it be regarded as a motive, it must be expelled from the system, that it may nolunger exercise its disturbing influence. But fellow-citizens, the war which we wage is not merely for our- selves it is for all mankind. Slavery yet lingers in Brazil, and beneath'the Spanish flag in those two golden possessions, Cuba and Porto Rico; but nowhere "can it survive its extinction here. Slavery is the heaviest burden which man has been called to bear; it is the only burden which oar country has been called to bear. Let it drop, and our happy country, with humanity in her train, all changed in raiment and in countenance like the Christian Pilgrim, will hurry upward to the celestial gate. If thus far our example has failed, it is simply because of slavery. It was vain to proclaim our unparalleled prosperity, the comfort diffused among a numerous people, resources with- out stint, or even the education of our children; the enemies of the republic simply said, "There is slavery;" and our example became powerless. But let slavery disappear, and this same example will be of irresistible might. Without firing a gun or writing a dispatch it will revolutionise the world. Therefore the battle which we now fight belongs to the grandest events of history. It constitutes one of those epochs from which humanity will date. In this hour of trial let none cf us fail. Above all, let none of us go over to the enemy, even should his tents for a moment be pitched in Faneuil Hall; and do not forget that there can be but two parties—the party of the country, with the President for its head, and with eman- cipation for its glorious watchword; and the party of the rebellion, with Jefferson Davis for its head, and no other watchword than slavery. Mr. Sumner spoke about two hours, and was frequently applaudad, and subjected to occasional interruptions from his opponents. — «
It is stated, with reference to the Indian telegraph question that the authorities at the India-office have decided upon taking immediate steps for completing the land line of telegraph now in existence as far as Bagdad on to the head of the Persian Gulf, and to lay a sub- marine cable thence to Gwadel, on the coast of B#loo- chistan, from which point a land line is being constructed to join the Indian system of telegraphs at Kurrachee Colonel Stewart, R.E., directs the work generally, and Sir Charles Bright and Mr, Latimer Clark are the engineers,
POLITICAL UOSSJLE. THE rank of Count von Bercstorff, as representative; of Prussia at our Court, will henceforth be that of Am- bassador Extraordinary, instead of Envoy Extraor- dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, as before. Mr. SCHMETTAN is to be the new Secretary to the Hanoverian Legation in the place of the late Mr. Klin- gemann, who filled that post for so many years, and whose death has been recently announced. LORD STANLEY, M.P., presided at a late meeting of the committee of the Tipperary Farming Society. The meeting went through a large amount of routine business connected with the awards of the late show, &c., in the whole of which Lord Stanley took a lively interest; and at the close of the proceedings, in reply to a warm Vote of thanks which was carried by acclamation, he stated his determination to be present at the annual gathering next year, should he possibly be able to get away from England, where his public duties are so many. This announcement raised a hearty cheer from those present. As all the successful competitors at the late show were in attendance to receive their prizes there was a fuller meeting than is usual, and the country farmers were loud in their praises of Lord Stanley's courteous a'.tention to their wishes, and his great interest in every matter con- nected with the society. MR. R. COBDEN, M.P., arrived in Manchester on Friday evening, on his return from Scotland, accom- panied by Mrs. and Miss Cobden. On Saturday, a large party of gentlemen were invited to meet him at a luncheon given at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. W. Sale, where Mr. Cobden is staying. Before the company separated Mr. Malcolm Ross, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce, proposed Mr. Cobden's health, the toast being received with great enthusiasm. Mr. Cobden briefly replied, and expressed the pleasure he experienced in being once more in Manchester, amongst his old and valued friends. SIR ROBERT PEEL delivered a speech on Thursday, in Dublin, at a meeting for conferring degrees on students of the Queen's University. It was wholly taken up with detailing his scheme of last year for procuring additional endowment of the Queen's colleges. He told how it had been originated, and then claimed for it perfect success; finally, he described the mode in which it was intended to apply the funds raised. THE health of the Attorney-General for Ireland, Mr. O'Hagan, having suffered from severe" domestic afflic- tion, he is at present travelling with his family in Italy. From a letter received in Dublin it appears that a. serious accident occurred to a. diligence in which he was travelling. The right hon. gentleman and three of his daughters, accompanied by their governess, were in the vehicle when it was upset or capsized in the neighbourhood of Florence, the driver killed, and several persons severely injured; but, excepting the great shock which he and his children sustained, they suffered no further injury. The governess received a wound on the head, but she is going on well, and may be pronounced free from all danger arising from the accident. THE following is an extract from the speech of Lord Monck, the Governor-General of Canada, at a banquet to celebrate his visit to Toronto on the 24th ult."I am in a position to state to you that not only I myself, but those gentlemen who are responsible for the government of the country, have at heart the question of preparations for national defence as strongly as any man in this assembly. I trust that within a very few days a system will be promulgated to you which will enable the people of this country in a manner as little expensive, and with the least interference with their ordinary avocations as possible, to put themselves in such a portion of self- defence as will insure them against aggressive attack." SIR JOHN BOWRING arrived in Paris a few days ago from the Hague, where he hes concluded a treaty of amity and commerce, on terms of complete reciprocity, between the Dutch Government and that of the Hawaiian Islands. We understand that Sir John is also accredited to the Emperor of the French by King Kamehameha IV. WE (Army and Navy Gazette) understand that the Italian Government has ordered an iron-plated ship to bi built by Messrs. C. J. Mare and Co., of Millwall. The vessel is to be 2,300 tons, and is to have engines (by Maudslay Sons, and Field) of 700-horse power. At present we believe the intention is to mount the ship with two cupolas on Captain Cowper Coles's principle, each capable of carrying two of the heaviest guns that can be placed on board ship.. THB Liberal electors and non-electors of the city of Lincoln are about to pwsent a beautiful silver salver and a pair of silver candelabra to J. Hinde Palmer, Q.C., handsomely executed by Mr. Harry Emanuel, of Brook- street, Hanover-square. THE Mayor of Bradford, following the example of the Lord Mayor of London, has refviM 1 to convene a public meeting for the purpose of expressing sympathy with Garibaldi, and protesting against the French occupation of Rome. WE hear that Sir Henry Bulwer is expected in Lon- don, and that he will most likely have the Embassy to Madrid
DAHOMEY AN ATROCITIES. The following information from Dahomey has been received at the Church Missionary House, from the com- mander of her Majesty's ship Griffin, at Littlq Popo, August 6, 1862:- Su\—I think it my duty to lay before you, with as little delay as possible, the following information con- cerning Dahomey:— On the'5th of August, when at anchor off Little Popo, I received a letter from the shore, stating that Mr. Eus- chart, a Dutch merchant, residing at Popo had just returned from Dahomey, and that he had news of great interest for my ear. Ihis Mr. Euschart I have bad fre- quent conversation with, and I have every reason to be- lieve that his information is most accurate, trustworthy, and reliable. It appears that Mr. Euschart went to Whydah on business in the middle of June, and on the 24th of June, while still at Whydah, received the stick of the King of Dahomey, with an instruction that his presence was re- quired at Abomey. Mr. Euschart tried every method of evading the journey, but without avail, the Caboceers of Whydah plainly telling him that he would be carried to Abomey as a prisoner if he did not at once willingly obey the king's message. Accordingly on June 26tb, having provided himself with six hammock men, he left Whydah for Abomey, escorted by an armed party of Dahomeyans, and reached Abomey on the 28th. July 1.—Received by the king, who was seated outside the palace on a raised dais, surrounded by Amazons. He saluted the king in European style. The king at once got up and shook hands with him, said he was very glad to see a Dutchman, and continued talking in Portuguese for about ten minutes. He was then ordered to return to his house, and keep inside for three days. July 5.—He was brought to the market-place, where he was told many people had been killed the night be- fore. He first saw the body of Mr. William Doherty (a Sierra Leone man), late a missionary and Church Cate- chist at Isbagga. The body was crucified against a large tree, one nail through the forehead, one through the heart, and one through each hitnd and foot; the left arm was bent, and a large cotton umbrella in the grasp. He was then taken to the market, where the king was seated on a raised platform from which he was talking to the people much war palaver," and promising them an attack upon Abbeokuta in November. Cowries, cloth, and rum were then distributed. In front of the market- place rows of human heads, fresh and gory, were ranged, and the whcle place was saturated with blood, the heads evidently belonging to some of the Ishagga prisoners who had been killed during the night, after having been tortured in the most frightful manner. Until July 10th Mr. Euschart was ordered to remain quiet in his house, and not to move or look out after sun- down. July 10.—The ground shook violently-evidently from the date, the effect of the earthquake felt at Accra. Mr. Euschart was at once brought to the market-place, where he found the king again seated on the raised platform, surrounded by Amazons; the king told him that the ground .shaking was his father's, spirit complaining that "Customs were not made proper." Three Ishagga chiefs were then brought before the king, and told they were to go and tell his father that "Customs should be better than ever." Each chief was then given a bottle of rum and a head of cowries, and then decapitated. Twenty-four men were then brought out, bound in baskets, with their heads just showing out, and placed on the platform in front of the king; they were then thrown down to the people who were dancing, singing, and yelling below; as each man was thrown down he was seized and beheaded, the heads being piled in one heap, and the bodies in another; every man wh > caught a victim and cut off the head received one head of cowries (about 2s.). After all were killed Mr. Euschart was conducted home. July 11. Taken to another part of the town, where exactly similar horrors were being perpetrated, July 22.Taken to see the "Grand Customs" at the palace of the late klug, at the gate of which two plat- forms had been erected; on each platform sixteen men and four horses were placed; insida the hnnsfi was nlarad another platform, on which were placed sixteen women, four horses, and one alligator. The men and women were all Sierra Leone people captured at Ishagga, and were dressed in European clothes, each group of sixteen men seated or rather bound in chairs placed round a table, on which glasses of rum were placed for each. The king then ascended the platform, where he adored the Dahomeyan fetish, and seemed to make obeisance to the prisoners, whose right arms were then loosed to enable them to take up the glass to drink the king's health. After the king's health had been drunk, the effects of the late king were paraded and worshipped by the people as they passed. A grand review of the troops then com- menced, and as each marched past the king harangued them, and promised the sack of Abbeokuta in November. Nearly the whole of the troops wore fire-arms; a few select corps had rifles, but the greater part were armed with flint lock muskets. The artillery consisted of about twenty-four guns (12-pounders). The number of troops altogether could scarcely be less than 50,000, including 10,000 Amazons, all apparently well disci- plined troops. After the review was over the prisoners were beheaded, their heads being hacked off with blunt knives at the same time the horses and alligator were dispatched, particular care being taken that their blood should mingle with that of the human prisoners. When all was finished Mr. Euschart, was permitted to leave Abomey, which, it is needless to say, he imme- diately did, having received the magnificent viatica of eight heads of cowries (16s.), one piece of country cloth, and two flasks of rum. Mr. Euschart firmly believes that Abbeokuta will, without doubt, be attacked by the whole Dahomeyan army towards the end of Novernbei. T. L. PERRY, Commander. To the Governor of Lagos.
THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. --+-- Two thousand four hundred of the microscopic like- nesses of Garibaldi were sold at the Exhibition last wtek during the four one shilling days. AT a meeting of the Directors of the Royal Academy of Music (Sir George Clerk, Bart., chairman), Miss Leila Aylward, of Salisbury, late student, was created an Asso- ciate of that institution. A GRAND triumphal arch is to be erected at the Barriere du Trone, in memory of the Frenchmen who fell in the Crimea. It will be in Algerian marble, and cost an enormous sum. A credit will be asked of the Chambers, as it will ba a national monument, and the request will be strongly backed, because it will give work to the children of St. Antoine. A BIOGRAPHY OF FATHER MATHEW," founded on his diaries, letters, &c., is in course of preparation by Mr. Magulre, M.P. "A. K. H. B." has in the press "The Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson," a series of papers, no portion of which has appeared in any magazine. RAGGED LIFE IN EGYPT," by Miss M. L. Whately, daughter of the Archbishop of Dublin, is announced. Mr. STEPHEN YOUNG, the son of the author of "Night Thoughts," is at Milan, giving lectures to the elite. IDA VON DURINGSFELD is preparing an illustrated work, under the title of The Book of Memorable Women." Miss FANNY BUNNETT, the authoress of "Louise Juliane Electress Palatine, and her Nieces," has trans- lated Gervinus's "Commentaries on Shakspeare" into English. THIS being the season at which the almanacks for the ensuing year are published, the booksellers' shops in Paris are'overcrowded with them. Among the novelties on this occasion is the "Almanach des Bêtes. Four distinguished literary characters have, it is said, lent their assistance to this publication. It has been wittily remarked that if every person to whom this title applies shall purchase a copy, the success will be un- precedented. The difficulty will be to find anybody willing to include himself in the category of Mtes (idiots). Foremost amongst the announcements of English almanacks for the coming year is that of Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. Each succeeding year, since their" Illustrated Almanack" made its first appearance, some new feature, considerably enhancing its value, has been given. Amongst the illustrations this year, special mention may be made of a most interesting series of engravings, illustrating" The Progress of Civilisation," from the period of bar- f barous freedom, "when wild in woods the noble savage s ran," to the present remarkable era of free trade and I international intercourse. The text accompanying these t engravings consists of a valuable historical essay on < civilisation. MR. FOLEY has received a commission to execute an equestrian statue of Lord Canning for the city of Calcutta, where already his noble Lord Hardinge is placed. IN the little village of Puddymore, near Somerton, as some labourers were engaged in turning ground in the moor for the purpose of planting withies, in order to pre- ] serve foxes, oh the estate of Mr. Dig by, they threw up a 1 number of Roman bronze coins. They were lying about 1 two spits from the surface, carefully packed in edgeways. They are supposed to have been secreted there in the time of Constantine. Two archaeologists of Carry Rivel, Mr. Munckton and Mr. Fry, were acquainted with the cir- cumstances, and they succeeded in discovering 35 more, making in all 100. Some pieces of Samian ware were also discovered, together with a quantity of Roman pottery. MR. RIVADENEYRA, the eminent printer and publisher of Madrid, is preparing for the press a new edition of Don Quixote," carefully edited by a collation of the old editions. What is curious, and almost whimsical, is the proposition of the Madrid printer to print this edition at Argamarilla de Alba, in the prison in which Cervantes wrote the famous romance. He considers it a species of monument to Cervantes, and will issue a limited number of copies in two forms-the first in 32mo, in four volumes; the second in large, handsome type, and on paper which is being made expressly in imitation of the old hand- made paper, in 8vo. THERE is a rumour running through the Brazilian Department of the International Exhibition that a stone has been found which is larger than the Koh-i-noor and the Star of the South put together. THE Prussian contributors of mineral specimens to the Exhibition have made a present of their collection to the British Museum.
A YOUNG HIGHWAYMAN. At the Lambeth Police-court, on Thursday, Robert Rawlings, a determined-looking youth of 18 years of age, WHS charged with attempting to extort money from two ladies, by threatening and actual use of a knife. Miss Maria Skinner, a young lady residing with her parents at No. 7, Raglan-cottages, Albert-grove, Rye- lane, Peckham, said that on the preceding afternoon, she, in company with her mother, was proceeding along a lane leading from Albert-grove to the High-street, Peckham, when the prisoner from behind passed between them, and, standing in front and brandishing a knife, demanded their money. Witness was so alarmed at the time that she could not recollect what she said, or whether she said anything. The prisoner struck at her with the knife, but she warded off his efforts to reach her, and struck him with her umbrella. The prisoner also struck at her mother three or four times with the knife, but ultimately ran away, and witness followed him, calling out Mur- der" as loud as she could. The prisoner was stopped by two men having the appearance of labourers, and on her coming up to him he asked her to forgive him. He said his name was Robert Thompson, and lived at Grove- cottages, that his father and mother were ill and starv- ing, and that he himself had not had a bit of bread to eat for two days. Mr. Holland, the proprietor of the Prince Albert beer- house, Victoria-road, Peckham, said that on the evening before he was at his bar, and hearing the cries of Stop him," he went to his door and saw two labourers stop the prisoner, and Miss Skinner come up to them. Witness ran towards them to learn what was the matter, but before reaching them the men let the prisoner go, and he was walking along Cut-throat-lane. He asked Miss Skinner what the matter was, and on her telling him he secured the prisoner. After the prisoner was locked up he accom- panied the police-constable along Cut-throat-lane, and in the ditch, a short distance from where the ladies were stopped, the knife in the possession of the constable was found. Police-constable Samuel Terry, 360 P, corroborated the testimony of the preceding witness, and said the name and address given by the prisoner to the ladies were false. Inspector Frost here informed the magistrate that the prisoner had been before in custody, and on one occasion had been convicted of felony at this court and sentenced to four months' imprisonment. The prisoner, in reply to the charge, said he had no intention of using the knife though he had it, and that the ladies promised to forgive him. He was fully committed for trial.
FANATICO PER LA MUSICO. The French papers of last week gave the story of a strange and, in its way, touching police trial, worth recording on the chance of its being true. Pl&treux, a boy apprenticed to one Dervich, a turner, and bearing an excellent character, was brought into court for stealing an organ, deposited, by a Piedmontese stroller, in the passage of the hous?. The culprit's defence was that he could not resist the desire of borrowing it to make music with it. Deirvich, the turner, attested, in evidence, that tha boy's determined passion for music broke out in every conceivable form. Platreux could remember, said the master, and he could sing, every tune he ever heard-saved up all his'sous to buy a flageolet or a pipe, or any toy he could get a sound out of—and failing these, play at whistling to the leg of a table or chair, or other make-believe substitute lying about in the turner's shop. He had secretly possessed himself of the irresistible organ; and when the neigh- bours had complained of the noise coming out of the garret in the fifth storey after nine o'clock at night, he had coveied it (he owned in his defence) with a quilt, so as to stifle the sound-not so thoroughly, though, but that the Piedmontese, on returning and finding hi3 treasure gone, was directed, by scraps of a known tune, to the place where the boy was enjoying himself. The magistrate, on the strength of the testimony artlossJy given by the turner, the Pied- montese, and the offender, acquitted the boy of any intention to steal. Should the name of PJàtreux ever become famous in music, here is a tale to range with those of the pilfered candle by which Sebastian Bach sat up to copy Buxtehude's Fugues-and of the harp- sichord clandestinely studied by Arne in the top storey of the upholsterer's warehouse in Covent-garden—and the thousand other devices of strong propensity under difficulties
A CORK TOWN COUNCILLOR AND LORD DUNDREARY. Mr. Bernard Sheehan is an original and a unique specimen of a town councillor and a poor-law guardian. He is a rara avis in terris, for we believe there is not in the kingdom, or indeed in the world, anybody whose character and cast of mind bear the slightest resemblance to his. Were it not for his unintentional jokes and his laughable blunders, many of our local meetings would be of the dullest and most uninteresting kind. But, although he has figured week after week for a great number of years past in the columns of all the newspapers in this city, and has been laughed at even in the remotest parts of the country, he never caused more amusement than he did on Wednesday at the meeting of the board of guardians, by his simplicity and his credulity. Amongst the gentleman present was one from England, who attended the meeting, we presume, with the intention of seeing how business was done in Cork, and, we have been told, of hearing the celebrated Barney Shehan. The curiousity of the latter gentleman was aroused by the ap- pearance of the stranger, and he inquired his name. Few people who know Mr. Sheehan think of answering him except with a jest, and so he was told that the gentleman who had attracted his attention was Lord Dundreary. Mr. Sheehan has not much knowledge of the peerage list, nor an extensive acquaintance with the nobility and not being much of a reading man, it is not surprising that he bad never heard the name of Lord Dundreary before. After a short time be rose with great solemnity, and having expressed his sense of the honour conferred upon the board by the visit of a nobleman of such an exalted station as that of Lord Dundreary, he thought he might as well turn his lordship's visit to some practical account. Perhaps, my lord, you would be so obliging as to tell us what the people's dresses cost in your union, if you plaze ? The scene that followed may be imagined. All business was suspended for some minutes, and every one abandoned himself to a paroxysm of laughter, in which the straBge gentleman, who was supposed to be Lord Dundreary, heartily joined. There was not a grave countenance in the room except Mr. Sheehan's; and he, seeing, from the manner in which his compliment to the supposed nobleman was received, that he was mistaken, seized the gentleman who had misinformed him by the ear, and cried, This purty boy tould me he was Lord Dundreary. Well, now you see what a lot o' lies there is in the world; I declare you can't depend on half what you are told. 01 ye are a fine lot o' lads." This speech, part of which was uttered in the style of a man sorrow- fully moralising upon the depravity cf human pature, and another part in a manner which showed that Mr. Sheehan himself enjoyed the joke, was succeeded by another burst of laughter; and the guardians did not cease to smile till the board adjourned.-Cork Reporter.
THE O'DONOGHUE ON THE HYDE- PARK RIOTS. A movement has actually been set afoot in Dublin to reward the Irish who got up the late riots in Hyde- park. The O'Donoghue, M.P., sends his contribution along with the following letter, which, with the ante- cedent remarks, we take from the Dublin Morning N tillS "We have received the following letter from our gallant friend, The O'Donoghue, inclosing a subscrip- tion towards the fund in aid of the poor Irish Celts brutally assaulted by the British Garibaldians. Onr weekly contemporary the Nation has suggested such a movement in their behalf, and we ourselves have already received several subscriptions for the purpose. Those brave fellows deserve sympathy and honour for their devotion and courage, and we trust their countrymen at home and abroad will not leave them to depend on English parish charity during their weeks of suffering from Garibaldian knives and bludgeons:- Derriquin Castle, Kenmt.re, Oet. 13. 4 Sir,—As I know that you are always ready and anxious to assist every patriotic movement of a practical character, I beg to inclose you £1 as my contribution to a fund, which I hope to see collected in a very few days, for the relief of our countrvmen in London who have been seriously injured in the recent encounters in the park. They have been assailed by the whole English public. In the park they were attacked by police, by Guards, and by civilians, and since then the Saxon press, irrespective of party distinctions, has poured out upon them volumes of abuse, in language rude and brutal. Nowhere can there be found more ardent lovers a Ireland, or men who reverence more all that Irishmen most venerate, than amongst the poor Irish who dwell in London. Impelled by the noblest motive?, they refused to listen to the calumniators of the Holy Father, and, accordingly they were assaulted, by a crowd which was as anti-Irish as it was anti-Papal. At the hands of the English they have received the treatment which Irish- men invariably receive whenever they venture to oppose English prejudices, no matter whether the scene of their opposition be the mound in Hyde-park or some other place. We may question the discretion of our country- men in bearding the lion in his den, but every true- Irishman must believe that those who carried the mound would dare much more for the cause of the Holy Father, as well as for the cause of Ireland. What, how- ever has been the result of this manifestation of zeal, so far as the chief actors are concerned ? Some of them lie seriously injured; others are in gaol, sent there, carried there, and kept there by Englishmen, while their families must either starve 0r go to the workhouse unless we save them. "'Mr. Editor, I am sure Ireland will come to the rescue. You will gladly forward subscriptions to London. I will do the uame if any are sent to me. In all sincerity and friendship, I advise my country- men to let this matter rest, for they have done euough to prove that they are good Catholics and good Irish- men.-I am, sir, your faithful servant, II 'O'DONOGHUE.
MUNIFICENT BEQUESTS. Joseph Almond Cropper, Esq, barrister,at law, died on Saturday, the 27th of September last, at his residence, Fulwood-house, Gray's-inn, London. He has left by his, will the following legacies, clear of legacy duty, viz. X200 to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, X200 to the Midland Institution for the Blind, X200 to the Leicester Infirmary, C200 to the Stafford Infirmary, and JglOO to each of the twenty following charitable institutions:- Royal Free Hospital, Gray's-inn-road; St. Mark's Hos- pital, City-road; Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond-street; University College Hospital; Hospital at Brompton for Consumption; St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington; Strangers' Friend Society Royal General Annuity Society; Society for the Suppression of Mendi-" city; London Society for the Protection of Young Females; Female Aid Society (late London Female Mis- sion) Indigent Blind Visiting Society; Ragged School Union; Fox-court Ragged Schools, Gray's-inn-lane; Great Northern Hospital, King's-cross; Adult Orphan Institution; Trinity National School, Bedford-row;. Field-lane Ragged School and Night Refuge for the Utterly Destitute; Bethnal-green Philanthropic Pension Societv; and City of LondonJHosijHo1 *— —T" TV— —o" uevises houses and land, woods and woodland, in the parishes of Fawkham, near Dart- A u.t. TT i. T7"* 1 "II"W!1, y-i '1 "'V' "U.J, -I.JIo.,U.UJ, u.&I.tVJ.LiQ.A.L-U"YIf;iQ- end, Plumstead, Meopham, and Luddesdown, in the county of Kent, to the governors of the Westminster Hospital. He gives his manor of Ashbourn, and houses and land in Caldon and Caulden, Staffordshire; Whit- wick, Thringstone, Belton, Sheepshed, and Dadlington, in Leicestershire, to St. George's Hospital. He gives his fee farm rents in the counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, and Chester; and his houses and land at Windsor, Wap- ping, Kingsten-upon-Thames, East Greenwich, Croydon, and Fulwood-house, and nil the residue of his personal estate to the Middlesex Hospital. Mr. Cropper has also left several small estates and legacies to his friends, and appointed W. Latham, Esq., of Melton Mowbray, and, George Caper, Esq., of Gray's-inn, his executors and trustees. This gentleman was a native of Loughborough, and died at the age of 79, and left no relatives, his only son having died unmarried about twenty-three years ago. The rent of the property devised to the Westminster Hospital amounts to about £ 800 per annum; to St. George's Hospital, £ 700; and the Middlesex Hospital will receive in rents X600 per annum, and money to the amount of £ 4,000. These hospitals are enabled by special Acts of Parliament to receive lands notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain.
IMPRISONMENT OF THREE GEN- TLEMEN FOR A MONTH. Charles Belwood, Henry Belwood, of Clapham-terrace, and "Alfred Kay, of 11, Grafton-street, Kentish-town, all gentlemanly young men, were charged before Mr. Knox, at the Marlborough-street Police-court, on Friday, with being drunk and riotous in Hemming's-row, St. Martin's, and assaulting Police-sergeant Horsey, 6 C. On being placed at the bar the defendants said they had not given their correct names, and that they were William Budd, and Hector and Frederick Nelson. Sergeant Horsey, 6 C, said that at six o'clock o Thursday evening his attention was called to the defen- dants in Hemming's-row, and on going up he found them very disorderly and making a great noise. A per- son told him (Horsey) that they had broken one of his windows. On requesting them to discontinue their noise and to leave, one of them knocked off his hat, struck him a violent blow on the head, causing him great pain, and then the other two closed with him, and directly after he found himself on the ground, and while there he received several kicks. Some person in the crowd then called out "Assist the police," and a person did so, and on Swo other constables coming up the de- fendants were got to the station. Shrives, 82 C, said he saw one of the defendants knock off the sergeant's hat, and another defendant knocked him down. Budd said he had been drinking with a gentleman, the other defendant's uncle, in the Haymarket, and had lost about £ 6, and one of the other defendants said he had lost his purse also. A person residing at 5. Spur-streot, Leicester-square, said that one of the defendants, Hector Nelson, broke a pane of glass in his window of the value of 4s. The defendants were pushing one another about in the street, and Hector wa3 pushed through the window. Mr. Knox said the window was a trifling matter, but the other charge was a serious one against persons in the defendants' position. He should order the defendant Hector to pay Is. fine and 4s. for the damage to the window. The defendants collected a crowd, behaved in a disorderly manner; the officer then went up and told them to desist, when ha was knocked down and kicked. The police must be protected in their duty. He (Mr. Knox) would like to know with what face could he send some wretched drunken creatures to prison if he did not act in the same manner towards the defendants. A more unprovoked assault on an inoffensive officer, who was doing his duty, he never heard; and he should, therefore, commit the defendants for a month each. The de- fendants appeared astonished at the decision. — ♦
The committee of the Midnight Meeting Institu- tion, after holding twenty-six meetings since the com- mencement of their efforts, arranged to hold eight meetings in various parts of London during eight successive weeks. The first of these gatherings took place at the Lecture- hall, Bagnigge Wells-road, King's-cross, which was at- tended by 120 poor fallen women. After tea thay were addressed by several friends. The order and attention was most pleasing. Several were rescued.
THE COURT. THE Qaeen and Royal family Continued their walks and I drives in and about Coburg till the day of their de- parture, favoured by uninterrupted fine weather. Her l Majesty and the Royal family paid frequent visits to the neighbouring Castle of Rosenau, tha birthplace and favourite residence of the Prince Consort. The Duchess of Coburg daily visits the Queen from the Castle of Caleiriberg, a short distance from Coburg, and drives out with her Majesty. On every occasion her Majesty received the most respectful marks of sympathy from people of all ranks in the towns and neighbourhood, who entertain the strongest affection for the memory of the Prince Consort, who was most dearly. beloved by the whole population. The King of Prussia paid a visit to the Queen at the palace at Coburg on Monday week. His Majesty, who travelled incognito, attended by his aide-de-camp. Major von Rauch, arrived shortly after six o'clock a.m., and was received by Lieutenant-General the Hon. C. Grey, Colonel the Hon. Sir C. B. Phipps, and Lieutenant-Colonel Du Plat, and by the gentlemen in attendance of the household of the Duke of Coburg. His Majesty breakfasted with the Queen, and their Ma- jesties, accompanied by the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Helena, drove quite in private To the Festung or Citadel, where the royal party spent some time in examining the different objects of interest. The King took his leave at about twelve o'clock on his return to Berlin. The Queen, with Princess Louisa and the Princes Arthur and Leopold, afterwards attended Divine service at the chapel at the Castle of Calemberg, where her Majesty was met by the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, with whom the Royal party afterwards lunched. Lady Augusta Bruce was in attendance on her Majesty. The service was performed by the Rev. Pfarrer Holzeg, the clergyman of the parish. Previous to leaving Rhain- hardtsbruun, her Majesty expressed a wish to see some of the natives of Thuringia dressed in their peculiar cos- tume. Accordingly, several of the prettiest country girls were assembled dressed in their gayest Sunday attire. Her Majesty was ploased to converse with them for some time, and previous to their departure each re- ceived a substantial token of the Queen's kindness and generosity. The Queen arrived at Brussels at nine o'clock on Saturday with Princesses Helena, Louisa, and Beatrice, and Princes Arthur and Leopold. The Queen was attended by Earl Russell, Lieutenant-General Grey, Lady Bruce, and suite. Her Majesty was received at the Laecken station by the Belgian Royal family, the English ambassador, and other distinguished personages, and conducted to the King of the Belgians at the Palace of Laecken. There was a state dinner at Laecken on Saturday, and a breakfast was given on Sunday morning. The English and Belgian Royal families with their suites we're present on both occasions. Queen Victoria left for Antwerp on Sunday night, whence her Majesty embarked for England. Many English families residing in Belgium had journeyed to Antwerp to see the Queen. THE German papers remark with pleasure upon the extreme simplicity with which the children of the Eng- lish Royal family are brought up, and quote, as worthy of note, that the youngest shake hands with any one of respectable mien who may, out of curiosity, address them during their excursions into the country. A SISTER of the future Princess of Wales (says the Court Journal) is to be married to a member of the Imperial house of Russia. THE Journal de Charleroi says:—"We have stated that King Leopold was to pass the winter in the South of France. Our correspondent at Brussels now informs us that his Majesty bas chosen the town of Pau as his place of residence, and that the palace there has been placed at his disposal by Napoleon III. The antique residence has lately been restored, and, accord- ing to rumours all over the district of Beam, is to be shortly occupied by a foreign prince. That prince is the King of the Belgians." THE ex-Queen of Naples (says the Vienna Gazette) has given an assurance to her mother, and to the King and Queen of Bavaria, that she required a few days of medi- tation and prayer, but after that pious exercise she should return to Rome to her husband. HUNTING has commenced with the late Prince Con- sort's harriers. A large number of hares have been netted in the Home Park, Windsor, and turned down as usual on the farms in the neighbourhood. It is expected that at the commencement of the new year the Prince of Wales will frequently hunt with the Royal pack. THE frequenters of Florence will b" sorry to hear of the sudden death from fever of Baron Lowenstein, whose English appearance seated on his old bay horse must be kuown to hundreds. He was one of the "sporting world of Florence.