T O W 1ST TALK. BY OUR SPECIAL CORSESPONBENT. freer readers will understand that we do not hotrl owrselves respon- sibLe for our able Correspondent's opinions. THERE was at college, in my time, a witty fop, who used to make us roar with laughter by his ac- count of what he suffered for three months during which he was at feud with his father. His allow- ance would not have comfortably fed an old maid- and he had a very good appetite. But what gave him most trouble was not that he should have to live on half enough of food, but that, as a neces, sary consequence of insufficient nourishment, his figure must suffer in its exquisite symmetry. However," he used to say, with indescribable seriousness, I got as much padding for the price of a dinner as set all my fears at rest." But your face must have suffered F one of his hearers would put in, interrogatively. Ye-es, that's true," he would reply; it of course lost its roundness and colour, but that was more than balanced by additional thoughtfulness of expres- sion." The point of this anecdote, for my pur- pose, is in the padding. This is the season of short commons for newspapers. Westminster no longer affords its supply of news. Padding is wel- come. If you have a crotchet, this is your time. Paterfamilias, indignant as M. Dupin, may" dilate upon crinoline, and his conjux cara may mourn over the peccadilloes of Dolly. Mr. Ruskin set the "Servant Gal" question going in the pages of a leading contemporary, and the ball has been kept up with considerable energy and various success by inferior players. The question, of course, is discussed about town by every one— even by those who need not be in very great alarm, as far as their own peace of mind is concerned- about the deficiency in the supply of good domestic servants. But, on the other hand, it is quite true that the supply of servants is worse. than it was; and this scarcity bears its natural fruit. Nor are servant girls the only class of persons who, when you want them, are disposed to be "saucy, independent-don't care a hang!" But, comparing them with servants formerly, do they suffer so very much by the comparison? May not the servants to which you look regret- fully back have become idealised to some ex- tent, their bad qualities being almost forgotten, and their good ones remembered only to be exag- gerated by contrast with faults from which you at present sun'er ? However, Susannah, and the ser- vant maids of Smollet, do not seem to have been composed of the most faultless clay. Distance may lend its enchantment even to servant maids. Then as to the time servants stop in their places, no doubt the railway has given them a wider market, and has made the servant, as well as her master, a far less stationary being. However, great things may arise out of the present dis- cussion and both masters and servants shall have much reason to be thankful if, from the ventilation of this question, there results a better understanding of the duties of the one class and the responsibilities of the other. THE retired way in which her Majesty lives is again much talked of. Human life is a mingled charm. We alternate between smiles and tears; and it is, perhaps,' one of the saddest reflections one can make that in almost every house we enter there is a chair vacant, there are associations of which we are ignorant, and there are deep yearnings for "The touch of a vanished hand, The sound of a voice that is still." Yet we have to perform the duties of our several vocations; we have to come in contact with the cold, hard facts of life; and we do all this in nine cases out of ten without impairing in the least that tenderness with which we regard those who have passed to where beyond these voices there is peace." It is felt, and not unreasonably, that her Majesty ought to depart from the tomb where she lias mourned so faithfully and long, and feel- ing that she has duties to perform, and strengthened for their performance by the know- ledge that her sorrow is shared by a large portion of her subjects, and sympathised with by all, come once more into public life. If she would do so, she would be hailed in a manner that would take her back to those early days, when, as a young Queen and bride, she won the unparalleled popularity which has hitherto been so hearty and unflagging. THE cattle disease, although its attitude becomes everywhere more fearful and menacing, is-as a subject of conversation—voted a bore. So is cholera. Yet this last subject, how- ever much it may be eschewed in conversation, ought to receive more attention than it has received from the authorities. The newspapers have sounded the alarm, and the voice of scientific men has not been wanting to swell the cry-Has any- thing been done ? I go through the back streets in Westminster, I go down Leather-lane, that runs from Holborn towards Islington, I pass through some parts of St. Giles, and I see decaying matter on every side. And oh! the smells! That was a very wise person who locked the stable door after the horse had been stolen, but he would have been somewhat sager had he locked the door before. It is to be feared that the authorities in the various quarters of London are somewhat like the pro- verbial philosopher alluded to. If the cholera should come, most energetic efforts will, beyond doubt, be put forth. Prevention is better than cure. How much better is it than a state in which there is no cure—nothing—but devastation and death! I ONCE heard a gentlemen congratulated on not having read "Vanity Fair," as having that plea- sure before him. Take the following as a speci- men of ignorance quite as happy, but on different grounds. The other evening, at the Club, the Fenians were much talked of. When a Dun- dreary convulsed every one by asking, Aw, what aw those—aw—Fenians ? Aw they hoiway wob. bers-or what are they ? THE wife of Thomas Moore, the greatest lyric poet in our language, died last week. Those who have read the ill-digested memoirs of the poet by Earl Russell, will remember how affectionately Moore speaks of her in his letters and in his journal. She was an excellent wife; but it was not quite the way to treat an excellent wife to go flitting about in saloons and drawing-rooms, having left her at home almost as lonely as Mariana in the moated grange. That Mrs. Moore never complained is only a proof how much worthier she was of treatment of another kind. Still Moore was, on the whole, a good hus- band to her, and his faults, and, indeed, his virtues, are so clearly traceable to his bringing-up, that we cannot but regard the former very leniently. His mother commenced very early to make him a I show child amongst her friends:; and Moore con- I tinued to play that character almost to the last. I The scene was only changed from a Dublin back parlour to the spacious drawing-rooms of Bowood or Holland-house. Yet if she gave him some weaknesses, she was also-as he himself loved to acknowledge-the source of much of his strength. She was the chief element in kindling that ambi- tion which the pure breath of a wife so noble and true, combined with the praises of patrons and friends, to keep vigorous and bright. That loving I wife, about whom-it is the biographer's fault -we know so very little, has just died, aged sixty- eight; perhaps in the same room in which, thirteen years ago, her husband passed away warbling-a swan gliding down the cold stream, and singing as he died! Z.
SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS. THE @nly event of moment recently received from America is the'trial of Wirz, the Swiss gaoler, who is said to have behaved cruelly to the pri- soners of war at Richmond that were consigned to his safe keeping. Like many foreigners who engaged in this internecine war, he was more re- vengeful against the North than the Southerners themselves. It is probable that he will be con- victed, and that the extreme sentence of the law will be carried out. Jefferson Davis, it is now decided, will be tried by a civil and not by a mili- tary court; but when the trial is to take place has not been settled. In the meanwhile, contrary to the accounts which were formerly published, the ex-President of the South is said to be treated with the utmost possible consideration. That mercy may be extended to him seems to be gene- rally anticipated, supposing no greater crime can be proved against him than that of being the leader of a Secessionist party. SOME months ago we heard, with surprise that not only were certain English missionaries taken prisoners by the King of Abyssinia; but that the British consul, who desired to protect them, was himself incarcerated. A brief announcement has been issued from the Foreign-office that Consul Cameron had been set free; but, at present, no further details have been received, so that how the happy event was brought about, by whose instru- mentality this was effected, and whether the missionaries, who were confined with the English representative were with him liberated, are matters about which we are still in the dark. We trust, how- ever, that some certain understanding will hence- forward be entered into between the Abyssinian Government and this country, so that our mission- aries may know how far they may go with impu- nity, and that they will be protected so long as they do not exceed the permission given to them. THE deliberate and cold-blooded murder of Prince Alfred's cook at Bonn, and the careless manner in whichit has been treated by those who ought tohave taken the matter up seriously, is exciting general wonder on the Continent, and the English press are growling at the deed, but appear to wait for France to take the initiative in demanding justice, as poor Ott was a French subject. The Prussian Government seem inclined to allow Count Eulenburg, the nephew of a great minister and courtier of Prussia, to go scot free, and since the commission of the crime this nobleman has been allowed to wear his sovereign's uniform and take part in the military review while the charge of manslaughter is hanging over his head. Had he been an English duke or earl, and the murdered man'a Prussian, he would have found himself in a felon's cell as soon as possible after the occurrence; but it seems, under despotic rule, a native noble- man can do what he pleases. With commendable spirit, however, the French Government have in- structed their ambassador at Berlin to make a verbal demand upon the Prussian Government for justice. This step will receive; universal approval in the face of the lenity with which Count Eulenberg has hitherto been treated at the hands of the Prussian authorities, and it will remain to be proved whether a nobleman in Prussia can kill and destroy a subject of another country with the same impunity as he can one of the peasantry under his own despotic sovereignty. A SOMEWHAT singular case lately came before the Wandsworth magistrate. A young man of eighteen, who had been groom to the Rev. Mr. Crosse, rector of Ockham, Surrey, was charged with abducting the daughter and stealing his late master's property. The young lady, who has a sum of money in her own right, was examined, and stated that she preferred George's society to her father's home; that it was she who suggested the elopement; and that, in fact, she was responsible for taking the clothes from her father's house, and, in fact, for the whole business. "Who made the first advance ? asked the magistrate. "I don't know exactly," was the young girl's reply. "I think we were about equal." We do not wish to dwell upon the facts related before the magistrate that this young couple took one lodging and remained for so many days as man and wife-neither is it our province to -speak of ill-assorted match6s nor clandestine engagements, which seldom or ever turn out well. It may be, in this ease, that nothing in the young lady's circumstances ex- cused the felly of her flight from home; but we feel convinced that the only human security parents can have against the possibility of such misfortunes lies in establishing a perfect con- fidenee between parent and child. It is always a dangerous time when boys and girls begin to cherish thoughts in their own breasts which they fear to communicate to father or mother. Parents would do well to remember that even their daughters are human beings who have faults and frailties; that they were created to have human emotions; and that there is nothing whatever to be ashamed of in the recognition of the fact that even the least of these emotions, when left solely to their own confidence and their own guidance, rm«y lead the purest hearts astray. The parents' watchful care for their offspring is always needed, and the childr<eji'shappiRess rests in the oaufidence they repose in their natural guardians. George Smith, the late groom, is released on bail, and at present the loving couple are separated; but whether united or not hereafter, the recollection of this exposure will be ever a source of unhappi- ness to their unfortunate parents. Two of our large towns have exerted themselves during the last weak to receive with due welcome and hospitality a host of honoured and expected guests. First, the merchants of Birmingham sub- scribed the liberal sum of ^63,000 to provide adequate accommodation for the annual meeting within its precincts of the members of the chief of our scientific bodies-the British Association-and they made this the occasion of opening a free library containing 13,000 volumes, embracing standard works of permanent as well as those of fiction. As many as 300 readers can be accommodated at one time, and altogether the library is superior to anything hitherto in existence in the provinces. The inaugural address was delivered by Lord Stanley, whose defence ol free public libraries was exceedingly effective. The noble lord's remarks upon novel reading we leave to our readers' reflections. After commenting upon the sterling value of standard works, he said:- He did not think they ought to be annoyed or disappointed if it turned out there, or elsewhere, that the largest demand was for works of fiction. He should regret if the demand were confined exclusively to works of fiction, because all would wish that they should have in those rooms a collection of books and references worthy of one of the greatest towns inr England; but if it should turn out that the greatest demand was for works of fiction, he did not think that was a reason for disappointment. He neve could understand why, on an occasion like this, edu- cated men, who enjoyed a good novel, should disparage its popularity; and he never heard, as a rule, that an educated man, after a hard day's work, sat down to peruse some abstruse historical book or to work out a mathematical problem. He did not object to a man doing so; all he meant to say was, that they should not be ashamed to make -large provision for those who liked a not altogether useless amusement. Life was to many a somewhat dull, tame, and commonplace affair, and with our English climate and character we were not the worse for some additional sunlight, moral or material. Of course not. Only it must be remem- bered that a great many novels are published now-a,- days which have precious little sunlight injthem." In our estimation his lordship is quite right. The labouring man or artisan, wearied with his day's toil, cannot always find complete relaxation in the study of science or history. In addition to such improving reading, he enjoys the perusal of pure works of fiction, which, by the power of example, inculcate lessons of truth and virtue. THE other topic to which we alluded is the Gloucester Oratorio, which has experienced upon this occasion greater drawbacks to its wonted triumphant termination than usual. The festival committee could not, with a due regard to their u'. responsibilities, meet the large demands of some of the leading singers, and hence the absence from the programme of the names of the most eminent artistes. In addition to this the chief clerical authorities of the cathedral refused their active co-operatiojt, the bishop and dean both ab- senting themselv, < from their residences during the period of th^^egtival. In the face of these impediments to success the anniversary, owing to the greater facilities of locomotion, and to the untiring spirit of those more immediately in- terested, has been brought to a. conclusion with universal satisfaction, and with an amount of pe- cuniary assistance towards the charity, for the promotion of which it is held every year, very little if at all inferior to the results of preceding festivals.
The Veterinary Congress. The cattle plague still attracts public attention, and casts its gloomy shadow over the metropolis, and over the numerous farmsteads of our country districts. The disease seems to be as capricious in its visitations as it is unaccountable in its origin. The question whether it arose from spontaneous infection, or from foreign importation, becomes, with the development of every additional fact, more difficult of solution. Two circumstances connected with this calamity have attracted, during the last few days, special attention -the destruction of Miss Burdett Coutts's herd of Ayrshire cows at Holly-lodge, Highgate; and the International Veterinary Congress held at Vienna. The first of these events occurred under very except- ional circumstances. The herd was isolated from con- tact with all extraneous influences of mischief or harm. The animals were provided with everything conducive to health and safety. Their food was of the best, their water of the purest, their stalls of the cleanest, and their ventilation of the most approved character. The most watchful and unremitting care was exercised to watch the first incipient tokens of illness, and the utmost diligence was used in the application of the best advised remedies. In spite of these pre- cautions and advantages, the whole herd, save two, fell victims to the prevailing murrain. The International Congress at Vienna numbered nearly two hundred professors of the veterinary art. Among them were four English surgeons of eminence-Mr. Wilkinson, principal veterinary adviser to the army; Professor Spooner, and Messrs. Field and Ernes. This latter gentleman took an active part in the delibera- tions which were held in the hall of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, placed by the Austrian Govern- ment at the disposal of the congress. The prevailing pestilence, with which the majority of those assembled had already a sad experience, formed a fruitful source of mutual counsel and discussion. A code of regula- tions tending to the prevention and supervision of the disease was drawn ap after prolonged and mature discussion, and these will be adopted by the German and Russian Governments, and be enforced with all the authority at their disposal along their respective frontiers. The chief of these regulations relate to quarantine, disinfection, and effective supervision over the herds, and especially at the time of their being sold, or conveyed from place to place. Precautionary measures to be adopted in the disposal of all parts of the carcase were considered and recommended. The interchange of experience and of advice must be highly serviceable, and the wide-spread infection among the herds of so many countries invests with more than ordinary importance this present meeting of the International Veterinary Congress.—The Press.
Meeting of the British Association. It is too early to do more than note the fact that the gathering of the gipsies of science in the year 1865 promises to be as brilliant in a scientific point of view, and as successful in every other respect, as the most favoured meetings of past years. The small wits who gave the Association the nickname we have mentioned tried hard in its early days to run it down with ridicule. But it was based upon a truth, and has not only outlived the shafts of their satire, but has won their respect and—if that could be a matter of any consequence—their approval. The rage for inquiry, the avidity with which the acquisition of knowledge began to be pursued, some fifty years ago, rendered it not only probable but necessary, that there should be some point in the year, and some place in the kingdom-not necessarily a fixed place-when and where men of science, and those who, as amateurs, were more or less profound, or more or less shallow in scientific acquirements, could come together, read and discuss papers, give and gain light, and help on the pro. gress of science by glyjDg a solidarity to its professors. The desire for something of the kind was so strong that the British Association, though it met the fate which is reserved for all great and good innovations at their outset, was strong enough from the very first to resist the attacks made upon it. The Thunderer thundered in vain. As is always the case, the Times was wroth at a movement which was new, at least in this country, though Switzerland had previously set the example; and it did its best to stifle the young creation. Bat when it proved too strong for it, then, as it always does, the Times swung round with the current, and has been lauding the Gipsies of Science ever since. It is, however, a matter of very small consequence to any body of thoughtful Englishmen, that it has outlived the hostility of a journal which is hostile to everything that is good, till it finds out that its hostility is vain. The. misfortune of the Times in opposing so many excellent undertakings, which have flourished in spite of it, and have regarded its friend- ship, when it became friendly, with as little solicitude as it did its enmity, has induced many to believe that the most promising way of starting a public under- taking is to start it in the teeth of the leading journal. Of the probable success of anything new the Times is the worst index in the world. We have the pleasure of looking back to those days in which it did its best to hold up the "Gipsies of Science" to scorn, and of knowing that we totally dissented from the narrow-minded and illiberal spirit in which the lead- ing journal then wrote. Should it not, by the way, seeing how it always goes with the tide, be called the "following" journal? We regretted that an under- taking which promised so much, and which promised nothing more than it has mostly amply fulfilled, should be treated in so wantonly unfair a manner— nay, in a manner so excessively shortsighted and stupid. If the principle of association is good for one thing, it will, probably, be good for another. Before the Gipsies of Science" gathered together, the value of that principle had been well proved, if indeed there had ever been any doubt about it. Why should true science suffer from the application to its interests of a principle which had been in so many other fields of enterprise found to be of such inestimable importanee ? There can be no reasonable answer to;, question, except that the interests of science would not be likely to suffer in any way whatever. And, in fact, they have not suffered.—Morning. Advertise
Uncovering Prince Albert's Statue. Much as her people sympathise with everything that interests the Qaeen, and sincerely as they res- pected the Prince Consort for qualities less common heretofore in Courts than in ordinary life, there are few who will read the accounts given in the journals of the unveiling of the Albert statue at Coburg with- out some feeling of pain. It is a mistake to overdo any monumental ceremonial-and this is not the first occasion when, in reference to that particular memory, such a mistake has been committed. The result is to provoke a sharper inquiry into the claims of the de- parted hero, and often to substitute for a kindly senti- ment that severer spirit of criticism which tends to depreciate unfairly that which was unduly exalted. It would be no grateful task to any public writer to enter upon a cold examination of the title of Prince Albert to the double appellation of "Great and Good," but to whatever extent the emphasis of these adjec- tives may be justifiable, truth and common sense require that they should be understood as limited to the discharge of the domestic and social duties of his high position. The phraseology ordinarily adopted when this theme avisos, nnd more offensively used at Coburg than elsewhere, assumes the deceased prince to Wa been the greatest and best — the most illustrious for genius, self-denial, wisdom, piety, and generosity, of the men of his time. And we must not shrink from saying that the language employed to convey that idea has sometimes bordered even on profanity, and been rendered still less excusable by ceremonial perform- ances more common in pagan days than in our own. Votive floral offerings and hymnal adoration in the following terms are scarcely suitable to the nineteenth century of the Christian era. We give the translation from the German of the two hymns composed for the ceremony of Saturday last, as we find it in the London Daily Telegraph I. "Pour down thy blessing, pray, On this our solemn day, Lord, from above. Bless all the grief we feel, Thinking of Albert still, Silently mourning o'er Him whom we love. "Bless the dear image, pray, Which we unveil to -day- Coburg's chief pride. May it with noble fire Every true heart inspire. May he in memory Ever abide. II. Fair image, in strong metal cast, We hail that radiant face, Where the mild glory that is past With loving hearts we trace— Image of one so dear, We worshipped him while here, Rejoicing in our boon; But God removed him soon, And doomed us all to sorrow. By Godpreserved, among us dwell, And still in times to come The blessings that upon him, fell Spread o'er his native home. Perpetuate his name, Tell Coburg of his fame, Through ages still shine on, Germania's noblest son, Whom England also mourneth." Poets, We know, claim a licence, but we humbly suggest that even the Muse should have some reverence for things sacred. Nonsense does not be- come sense by being put into verse, or pagan senti- ment sound well from Christian lips by being done up in rhyme. The dear image in this instance is but a metal casting, and the "radiant face" which the crowd "<hailed of one "worshipped while here but a dull counterfeit resemblance of an ordinary mortal. It is extremely painful to have this maudlin Germanism connected with the memory of one who, in so far as he was a Briton, and had learned to sympathise with British thought, must have been superior to the puerile profanity of the sentimental religionists of his native home.Dublin Evening Mail.
High Price and Inferiority of Animal Food. Public attention seems to be directed more ex- pressly every day to the practical point of economy of animal food. Between two and three years ago a great sensation was caused by an elaborate account of a vast poultry-rearing establishment near Paris, under the management of a M.-Sora. We need not describe it, as the narrative of the enterprise ap- peared in three or four of the most esteemed and trusted of our agricultural and economical journals, whence our readers must have learned more than we could tell them here. For months after, and even up to a few weeks since, inquirers searched the neigh- bourhood of Paris for M. Sora's establishment, and questions were addressed from all quarters to the periodicals which had published the story, and at this moment there are many persons in England who urge their neighbours to emulate the French speculator, or propose to do it themselves some day. But, alas! it is now too certain that the story of "the French Hennery is a hoax. Whether the waggish inventor is French or English he has had a great success. The excitement has been not only vivid but lasting. One benefit, however, which he probably did not con- template, has arisen out of his absurd trick. He has familiarised the minds of a multitude of English peo- ple with the idea of a systematic and wholesale rearing of poultry for the market. In this way only can our modern need of this article of diet be supplied as it ought to be. For a long time now farmers, peasant proprietors in the old-fashioned parts of the country, and cottagers have been exhorted and advised to turn their attention to the rearing of fowls. They cannot or they do not achieve any such production as we want; and the time has evidently come when the matter must be one of especial enterprise, of some- what the same character as the scheme of the fabulous M. Sora. The rage for fancy poultry which has marked recent years is a good preparation for the thing being well done whenever set about; and our readers will have seen, by a notice in our columns on the 31st ult., that the enterprise is now fairly taken in hand by an association of "gentlemen of large means and high social standing." It is their express ob- ject to supplement our supply of beef and mutton by the breeding and rearing of poultry on improved principles, and on a scale of magnitude hitherto un- I,. known in this country." We shall all wish them well, and hope their colony of five acres at Bromley, in Kent, will flourish; and that the population thereof will be healthy and plump, and a real blessing to Lon- don. If it really reaches the number of twenty thou- sand, as proposed, the metropolis must find the dif- ference in fresh eggs and cheaper fowls. It may be hoped that the example will be followed, both in the neighbourhood of London and over the whole country, so that the price may come down to a point whioh will bring poultry into a real competition with butchers' meat. We hear from the West of Ire- I land of fowls selling for sixpence, and therefore I not answering, while ill worth the money; and, on the other hand, here is a West-end hotel offering to take 350 fat chickens per week at five shillings each. Be- tween these extremes there is surely a wide range for rational speculation, and room for a good hope of a supply which shall come within the reach of the middle-class purse, as naturally as beef and mutton I do when they are less than two-thirds of the present I. price. I It will take some time, however, to develop this new resource. What is there that can be done now ? If we were to seek counsel abroad, we should get some very curious advice. From France, for instance, we have a lecture about once a year about our neglect of horseflesh. Reports (not hoaxes) appear occasionally of savoury banquets where this sublime meat is pre- sented in various forms, each better than the rest, and all incomparable. But it is all no use here. The British farmer first treats it as a joke, and next observes that it must be a very dear meat. He supposes stiff old horses would not serve; and we have some- thing else to do with the young ones than to eat them. Again, there is a prodigious rage in Paris just now for a particularly plump and nutritious kind of snail, which is cultivated as carefully as oysters, eaten more eagerly, and declared to be twice as nourishing. This article will not suit us, any more than the traditional frog. Indeed, the frog is the more probable of the two, as we do not know it from tender chicken; whereas we could scarcely mistake snails for oysters. But, then, the particular breed of frogs goes no way in supplying an actual scarcity of meat-which is the consideration at the moment. The- French peasantry have taken a deplorable course for many years, under their inability to pay the price of meat. They have killed off the small birds, to make pies and stews, till they have rendered their land barren from the ravages of vermin. We have had frequent occasion to denounce the mischief of our sparrow clubs; but we trust our rural labourers will never be guilty of such a folly as destroying our small birds for food under any market price of meat.-Daily News.
AMERICA mi NEW YORK, AUG. 30. The district attorney -has entered a prosecution for forgery in the people's name against Ketchum, alleging that no private complainants were willing to prosecute unless compelled. Wirz's counsel have again abandoned his case on account of difficulties with the Court, but at the prisoner's earnest solicitation they resumed the de- fence. The military authorities at Raleigh, North Carolina, have refused to deliver to the civi authorities, on demand of Governor Holden, three citizens arrested for outrages on nogroea, alleging that the civil autho- rities neglect to take cognisance of these outrages. The Shenandoah has burned the whaling ships Helman, Isaac Howard, Nassau, Brunswick, Waverley, Congress, Favourite, and Covington, and has bonded the James Meury, near Behring's Straits. She was last seen steering towards Lawrence Bay. Two Federal ironclads left Acapulco during July to capture her. The North American, Hansa, and City of Washing- ton have arrived out. Mr. Davis will be tried in a United States circuit court, probably at Norfolk, Virginia, Chief Justice Chase presiding. A Union mass-meeting has been held at Richmond, when resolutions were passed to express indignation at the suspicion of the Northern Dress and people that the Southeners were insincere in taking the oath of allegiance, and express their loyalty to the Govern- ment, and also their acquiescence in the result of the war, including the abolition of slavery. It was also recommended that similar meetings should be held throughout the South. E. B. Ketchum has been committed to the Tombs Prison. The prosecution of Mumford has been aban- doned, and he has been discharged.
THE CHOLERA IN SPAIN. The Official Gazette of Madrid, Sept. 5, publishes a royal decree, declaring the ports of Burriana, in the province of Castellon, and Carthagena, in the province of Murcia, to be infected with cholera. I At Gibraltar, two persons have been attacked with cholera, but in neither case has the malady proved fatal.
GREAT FIRE IN CONSTANTINOPLE. CONSTANTINOPLE, SEPT. 6. A great fire broke out last evening in Stamboul 3 which has already destroyed about 2,500 houses, mosques, and public buildings, and is still raging.
SUICIDE FROM REMORSE. On Thursday, Mr. William Carter, coroner for East Surrey, held a long inquiry at the Duke of Clarence, Penton-place, Kennington-park-road, respecting the death of Sarah Ann Abbott, aged fifteen, servant to Mr. Fullinger, of Elizabeth Ann Villas, Coal Harbour-lane, Camberwell. On the 31st May, as early as five o'clock in the morning, just as the family were about proceeding to the Derby race at Epsom, the deooased was discovered by her mistress Mrs. Ann Pullinger, to have purloined two sovereigns from the drawers in the bedroom. Her aunt, a Mrs. Storer, of Picton-street, Camberwell, was sent for in order to take her away, her mistress, though resolved not to keep her in her service, being unwilling to give her into custody. She had admitted the theft, stating that she had been induced to do it by a girl, and handed to her mistress .£1 12s., saying that she had spent the remaining 8s. Upon the aunt arriving at the house the deceased was sitting on the stairs crying, when she suddenly rushed to the water- closer, and seizing a bottle which had been placed there containing Burnett's Disinfecting Fluid," and having extracted the cork, drank a wine-glass full, of which she told her aunt on the way to Picton-street. She was then seized with vomiting, and was attended c!? mu' ,y> sur8eon, and eventually conveyed to St. Thomas s Hospital. She had been a well-conducted girl up to the time of the robbery being discovered, and had ever since expressed sorrow for that as well as for taking the poison. Mr. Joseph Lees, M.D., assistant resident medical officer,at St. Thomas's Hospital, stated that from the time she was re- ceived into that institution the vomiting had con- tinued, she being quite unable to retain any food upon her stomach, and might literally be said to have died of starvation. It was a corrosive poison she had swallowed, which had injured the mucous membrane and other parts of the stomaoh, and by the post- mortem examination it was found that a series of ulcers had formed. The jury returned a verdict That deceased had induced her own death by swal- lowing a corrosive poison called 'Burnett's Disinfect- ing Fluid' while in a state of temporary mental derangement." +
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