summarTof passing events. -+-- THE American news brought by the late mails relates chiefly to the work of re-organisation, whilst the determination of the United States Govern- ment to meet their national debt honourably has raised them in the estimation of other nations. One statement, if true, will be read with universal regret, viz., that the Southerners failing in what they paraded as their holy cause, are now reveng- ing themselves upon the innocent negroes, and are massacring the black population wherever the Federal protecting troops have been with- drawn. The new state of things is, however, hard to be understood by the negroes themselves, who at first believed freedom to be coupled with a cessa- tion of labour, and that the wants of nature would be provided for them without exertion on their part. In Virginia, more especially, the black population have a belief that their freedom entitles them to possession 01 lands, &c., and that the original pro- prietorship of such property had ceased. The United States Government have, therefore, thought it needful to issue a proclamation to the effect that if the negro does not work neither can he expect to eat, that his labour is equally in the market a-3 the white man's, but that he has an opportunity of working upon his own terms, giving an honest day's labour for fair wages. It will take time before the poor negro understands his absolute position, but when education becomes general amongst the black population they will appreciate the altered aspects of affairs. GREAT dissatisfaction exists in Europe as to the final settlement of the Schleswig-Holstein question. Prussia, it appears, is to do as she pleases; not satisfied with appropriating the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, she has taken possession of Lauenburg, and assumed the title of that Duchy. Now, if the present King of Denmark had a title to the throne he occupies, he had a far greater one to that of Lauenburg, to which he was the direct heir; but the despotic Powers of Prussia and Austria appear to do what they please, and the un- fortunate Schleswig-Holsteiners, who complained of the tyranny of Denmark, feel now that they have exchanged King Stork for King Log. Per- haps the Danish rule might not have been of a conciliatory character in the Duchies, but, as com- pared with the despotism of Prussia, it was light and easy to be borne. These Duchies have no longer a representation, an army, or a voice even in their own Government, and substantially they are reduced to the condition of serfs to the Prussian Government. THE members for Oxfordshire have been ad- dressing local audiences, and Messrs. Henley and Newdegate have each spoken upon the cattle pestilence, and avoided politics altogether. Mr. Henley advises that the measures propounded by the Government should be acted upon, and hopes that the splendid root crop will do something towards mitigating the losses sustained through the prevalence of the cattle disease; and Mr. Newdegate considered great praise was due to the Government for the prompt and vigorous measures they had carried out on this momentous occasion, and he thought farmers who did not insure were acting much a.gainst /their owsn interests. 4 THE cholera in Marseilles appears to be spreading. On the 12th inst. there were fifty- seven fatal cases there. The authorities have been very active, however, and measures have been taken to enable a certain number of medical men to remain up during the whole night to attend any patients that should be so afflicted, medicine being given to the poorer classes gratis. A FORH of prayer, having reference to the cattle plague and cholera, has been issued by the Bishop of Oxford, for use in schools and families in England. The prayer contains petitions for de- liverance 14 from plague and pestilence on man and beast; from straitness in our borders, and hunger in our homes; from the wasted ear and from the empty bag; from murrain in our cattle and from sickness in our folds; from excess in abundance; from grudging in our gifts; from unthankfulness for mercies; and from harshness under judgments." AN extraordinary meeting of the Atlantic Tele- graph Company was held last week, and a proposal for raising new capital was submitted. Subscribers to the new loan are to have a preference dividend of twelve per cent., and a further share in the profits after the existing share capital gets eight per cent. and the first original capital four per cent. A WobsinCt Man's Industrial Exhibition was opened at Reading a few days ago, under the immediate patronage of the Queen, who lent several subjects of interest to enhance its attrac- tions. It was fondly hoped that the Sovereign or some of the royal family would be present; but they were all away to their highland homes. In | the absence of royalty the Bishop of Oxford officia- | ted at the inauguration, and the following sentence may be said to contain the germinal sentiment of I the whole address:—" I believe that by spreading I these works throughout the country we call forth the faculties of men by familiarising them with the highest works of genius; and I think we can see in it another good-it reveals man to man. A master who has under him in his manufactory one of those individuals in whom sleeps the seeds of genius, discovers through the medium of such an exhibition as this the hidden powers of humanity in his workman, and feels that a work has been done which he himself could never have com- passed immediately he looks upon this brother as indeed a brother, in a manner which he had never before appreciated, he sees in him, instead of a mere performer of some drudgery or some work for which he has to be paid, one in whom God has sown the seed of true humanity, and he begins to I honour that humanity so that the servant receives his due from his master, and the master himself is raised in the scale of creation by his acknow- ledgment of the gifts of Heaven in the man whom he employs." THE romance of the clergyman's daughter eloping with her father's late groom was taken out of the hands of the law by a legal marriage. I The lady's father, the Eev. Mr. Crosse, acting on secy-l thoughts, gave his consent to the union, and the you-ng couple were accordingly united at A1 Cilsrch, Wandsworth. An immense cone o opie assembled around the church, bridal party most lustily; whilst S r pared for the occasion, had a rapid sal' ext 'c ^ity iv v on reaching his temporary home wan ah.-1 upon. to address the crowd, which he did m a Runrb speech, expressive of his thankful- ness for tueir sympathy. Thus the romance is ended, and it remains to be seen whether an ill- assorted match can be made a happy one. BUT the subject which has caused the most attention within the last few days has been Fenianism. Numerous arrests have been made in Dublin, Cork, and elsewhere, of person s who have openly advocated the principles of rebellion against the British Government. The first seizure was made in Dublin, at the office 01 a paper called the Irish People, the alleged organ of the Fenians, on Friday night, by a body of police who had to break open the door. Here ten persons were ar- rested, including an "American citizen," who said he would bring the fact of his being illegally arrested under the attention of Mr. Seward. The formal charge against all the prisoners is that of having "feloniously and treason- ably conspired with divers other evil disposed persons belonging to a secret society called the Fenian Brotherhood, having for their object the levying of war in Ireland against the Queen, and separating it from the United Kingdom." The prisoners went quietly with the officers, and there was not the slightest attempt to rescue them. In Dublin twenty two persons were taken into custody, but not the slightest disturbance has followed. The majority of persons in Ireland, as well as in England, are peaceably disposed and oontented with the Government of the country; it is only the few black sheep who attempt to in- jure a whole flock, and the sooner they are sepa- rated the better.
A STORY OF THE BRIGANDS. A correspondent of the Temps, writing from Cas- tellamare (Naples), says:- "I must not omit telling you that a courageous young girl has just rid the country an infamous brigand .chief named Mousia, for whose capture, alive or dead, a large reward had been offered. A few evenings since Mousia went to a lone house near Monteforte, in the district of Avellino, occupied by a farmer and his family. After imperiously demanding many things which the poor people could not supply, the brigand consented to accept a good supper. While he was eating it in the presence of the terrified farmer and his wife, their eldest daughter approached the table as if to arrange the dishes, and suddenly plunged a poignard into the brigand's neck, killing him on the spot. For this daring deed the young woman received the reward offered by the prefect, amounting to 4;250fr. I have just seen the original of a letter addressed, on the 10th ult., to a wealthy farmer named Donantonio, who had a thousand sheep destroyed last year because be refused to send a sum of money demanded by a brigand named Giancola, the writer of the letter above mentioned, which is to the following effeot 'Don Donantonio- I wish to know whether you will send me this year 2,500 ducats (10,000fr.), four suits of clothes, with cloaks, hats, and boots, also ten shirts, ten pairs of drawers, twenty handkerchiefs, two gold watches with chains, and that immediately and without eva- sion. The money I must have to-morrow; I will allow you ten days to get the other articles. I trust we shall remain friends. I have nothing more t'o say. S GIANCOLA.' »
Fire at the Thames Embankment Works Early on Tuesday morning a fire brokeout on the. Thames Embankment near Somerset-house. The fire was discovered by a policeman who was in the Inland Revenue-office, and who raised the alarm. Sergeant Jacobi instantly ordered the hose to be attached to the mains in the Inland Revenue-office. An abundant supply of water was soon brought to bear on the flames before the engines of the Fire Brigade arrived, but the fire was not subdued until the engine-house was destroyed, and the steam fire-engines used in drawing ballast damaged. The cause is supposed to be a spark from the engine falling on the woodwork. Artemus Ward.-This American humourist is now on his way to England to lecture. He has pub- lished the following criticisms on his ability as a lecturer:—" Is a lecturer of about seven comic horse- power, and can easily draw sixteen feet of water from the eyes of an average audience.Steamville Me- chanic. Must be good for the cholera. We should like to see him properly applied."—North American Nurse. "Artemus Ward.-This great lecturer called on us to-day and ordered quite a lot of job-printing. We consider him one of the greatest lecturers in this country."—Shebovgan Bugle of Liberty. "Although his style is different from Washington Irving's, we cannot be blind to the fact that Mr. Irving's style is different from his." Skowhegan Clarion. "Not a dry eye in the audience. Many could have borrowed money of him on the spot.Railway Gazette. No family should be without him."—Boboken Expounder. "We don't know when we have been more so."— Keokuk Banner. In Consequence of the Reduction in Duty, Horniman Teas are now supplied by the Agents EIGSHTPENCE per lb. -CHEAPER. Every Genuine Packet is signed Horniman & Co." Now ready, price Is.—"The Peoples Edition. The Cure of Indigestion, Nervous Debility, and Diseases resulting from excess, climate, or sedentary life. By John Harvey, M.D., F.A.S., L.S.A, 31, Grosvenor-street London, W. Satisfying1, Strengthening, Soothing for In- tanfa), agreeable, digesible, nourishing for Invalids, is JUDGE'S PATENT (cooke<i) FOOD. Prevents acidity and wind. The bast sud theapeatfood. Of ohymista, in oaanisters, 4cL, 3d.«., and 2a. M. The Himalaya Tea Co.'s PureTea ismodwa(eitiprtc« and ofmtellmit quality being the pwrest Tea in wait is the most leholesom*, therefore the best said cheapest Sold m poofcfa SmstHUt Cnrr of sylvea tifim date and pena&nei&reUet Sold 'f;>:¡¡ all Chemsate 3ft i&d. per paofeef
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T O "W 1ST T .A. L K. BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPOITBEKT, | rsaàørs witt understand those ice do not liokJ, ourselvcs vespon* siblefor our able Correspondent*s opinions, T±IE weather does-nob seem to affect yea much/5 said a fat friend, whom I met near St. Clement's Church, and whom I greeted with that buoyancy of spirit which all my acquaintances envy and admire so much. I know," he continued, with a deep sigh, I find it very oppressive." And so would you, my friend, if you were here. Lo! as the traveller in the desert longs for the oasis, and the rail palm, and the refreshing spring, so longs the jaded flag-and-glass-scorched Londoner to stretch his limbs beneath the green arbutus, or sit near the cool-sounding stream—nor would veteris poeida Massici be all unwelcome. I ASKED my friend what he thought of Miss Crosse's marriage. He thought, as everybody thinks, that it was the best thing that could have been done under the circumstances, did not see why they should not be happy if the young man will educate himself, and the friends of the young lady will ponder the advice of the Doge of Teiiice, and Take up this mangled matter at the best; yet, being of a thoughtful and somewhat sceptical turn, he added that he should like to know what both will think of the matter six mois apres des iiceiicZs si doux have been tied. As I write this I have received letters from Ire- land, frern which I learn that arrests of Fenians are still being made, and that while the proceed- ings of the Government in seizing the paper called the Irish People, and arresting so many of the "brethren" have given satisfaction to the middle- classes, the mass of the people sympathise, to a considerable extent, with these foolish men. Here the conduct of the Government is strongly ap- proved of, as calculated to kill in the seed that which could only develop itself to the injury of Ireland and the ruin of those who fostered it. One of the Fenian songs is a parody on a well,kiiown Southern song. The chorus runs— We're a band of brothers, We're natives of the soil, We're fighting for our liberties- For Irish rights, hurrah!" Even now it would be unreasonable to speak too strongly of Irish discontent, the turbulence of that people, and so forth. We must remember that it is only within about half a century that Ireland has had fair play. A nation cannot spring out of old prejudices as a man springs out of his pantalooiis. Fifty years is a comparatively short time in a country's history. Ireland is becoming every year more enlightened, more I prosperous, and more loyal; and Fenianism will regarded in its true light if treated as the penultimate or antepenultimate eruption of a disease which generous and liberal treatment is crushing cut of the constitution, of the Irish people. How the shade of Chatterton must rejoice at the disappointment of the people of Bristol. The gout, Lord Palmerston's old and growing enemy, has prevented him from going to open the exhi- bition. Mr. Gladstone was applied to, and refused. So was Lord Stanley and the Duke of Argyll, but with no more success. The health of j the Premier is known not to be very robust. Indeed, during last Session it was seen by every one that the head of her Majesty's Government, whether in his place in the House of Commons, or walking home after the House had risen, as was his wont, no longer possessed that buoyancy and elasticity, that jaunty youthfulness, that delightful bo'tuivmAo, which has contributed not a little to create and maintain his popularity. He rallied at Tiverton, and men thought he was going to take a new lease of youth. But even ministers are mortal, and that "decay which has come like a gentle moonlight o'er him and found him gouty still and gay," must ultimately do its work. Those who are best informed seem to think that the noble Viscount's health will not serve him in such stead as to enable him to com- mence, let alone go through, another Session. Who then will be Premier? Gladstone, cry a hundred voices. Few and faint are those which say that Earl Granville will be Prime Minister, and Mr. Gladstone leader in the House of Commons. The reader is aware that the Queen did send at one time for Earl Gran- ville to form an administration. Others say that in the event of Lord Palmerston's resignation or death the string would be cut which keeps the beads together, and that there would be a regular breaking up of the Liberal party as at pre- sent constituted; a breaking up which would pro- bably result in the return of the Conservatives to office. However, the most wide-spread opinion is that when the reins drop out of Lord Palmerston's hands Mr. Gladstone will become the Automedon of the State. I have found even strong Conservat- tives of this opinion. OUB, ideal of women has, on the whole, a basis in fact. The character of any one woman, how- ever good she may be, would not, in all proba- bility, yield all those excellencies which are concentrated in that high conception; but it would, in most cases, yield a fair proportion. One must be very deficient in observation if he has failed to notice the healthy and ennobling influ- ence of this ideal, especially on very young men its power, as Tennyson writes, Not only to keep down the base in mac, Bat to teach high thoughts and amiable words, And courtliness, and the desire of fame, And love of truth, and all that makes a man." Anything, therefore, that has a tendency to im- pair this must be regarded, apart from all other considerations, with solicitude and something I more, by those who have the interests of society at heart. Now, infanticide is, abeve all other things, calculated to shatter and destroy this. It is, therefore, no wonder that it should be discussed with growing interest. Some days since a meet- in & was held at the Gray's-inn Hotel, for the purpose of considering this subjeet. People discuss it in public and private, but, I -regrettohave-to add, with no satisfactory result. Hasty thinkers, who are not aware of the difficulty of ifnding out the cause of any social disease, are ready with their remedies. Suggestions of changes—I cannot, I 1 confess, call them reforms—come from every side. The subject is hedged round with difficulties; no proposal is, as yet, without grave objections. Englishmen would never agree—and wisely-to the registration of pregnancy; the proposal to have a London Hospital open night and day but points to a local cure for a wide-spread disease. To the course of making affiliation compulsory, and increasing the pecuniary responsibilities of the father, I have heard three objections made. It assumes that the man is always better off than the woman, which is by no means the case. Itwould hold out a temptation to immorality and to false charges of paternity. And it would make it the interest of two people, instead of one, to com- mit infanticide. The facts are all against Found- ling Hospitals. In France, wherever they were established, illegitimate births rose from one- thirteenth to one-third. In less than half a century after their establishment in St. Peters- burg such births increased from three hundred to three thousand, and, notwithstanding all this, infanticide was practised as much as before. Some are of opinion that in the discussion of this ques- tion great natural facts have been, with mistaken prudery, more or less ignored; and that too much has been said of a kind calculated to lift the guilt from the woman's shoulders. If due weight, it is said, had been given to the former, the need of higher education would have been made more prominent; and if the true character of the latter were appreciated, the necessity for such a legal reform as would prevent the murderess of her children from slipping through the fingers of .1 justice with a few months' imprisonment, could not fail to have been seen. SOMETHING will probably be soon done to make locomotion more easy in the City. The Town Council have been talking about the matter, and it is written about and discussed on all sides. Permanent relief can only come from" Hauss- manisation "-a word which we owe to the discussion, and which is of itself enough to block up a tolerably wide thoroughfare. Meanwhile, the police, which it is contemplated to embody for attending exclusively to the traffic, would be most useful in dealing with reckless and drunken drivers. It is a common thing to see omnibus-drivers race, their outside fares holding on as best they may. I can state it advisedly that there are cabmen here with a stronger sense of humour than of humanity, who think it great fun to run down" old parties." A day or so ago, near Kew-bridge, a fellow gallopped his omnibus lite- rally smash up against the gate. Nobody was killed, but some were bruised, and all were frightened. Such carelessness or drunkenness as this could be dealt with well by a police force. The reader will understand the necessity that exists for something being done when he learns that it is computed that five times as many are killed in the streets of London as on all the railways in the United Kingdom put to- gether.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. The Rumoured Matrimonial Alliance be. tween Italy and Spain. But a few days since our relations with Spain have been re-established before even all the diplomatic solemnities by which this restoration of our connection with that country is accompanied "are complete, we see the idea of an alliance between the two Royal families of Italy and Spain put forward by the Spanish press. We do not know whether these rumours have any foundation. Naturally, wherever there are princes and princesses of a marriageable age the idea of an alliance arises But this announcement of marriage is, if nothing else, a. commentary on the political act just performed by Italy and Spain. The two peninsulas had so great reason to be in a passion with each, other, that no sooner is there a peace between them than there is a talk of a marriage. It is a sign of the times, not to be overlooked; because it shows how the progress of ideas in Europe is modifying the conditions of that policy which formerly despotically governed and im- posed itself on all the diplomatic transactions of the various European Governments. When we think of the endless protests and reserves Spain made against the treaties of 1815 to secure the different branches ef the Bourbon family in Italy sovereignty, or a right of reversibility which in some way represented in her eyes the direct rule she had exercised in other times-when we think how, in fact, almost the half of Italy in 1859 was ruled by families of tha Bourbon blood, we understand the unfriendly diplomatic relations between Italy and Spain, and these rumours of an alliance mark the abandonment of the old prejudices which formerly governed Cabinets and States.-L' Opinion (Florence paper). The Glouc^st-fr Festival. Few Eovircts rf ,pleasure-are .more pare than the retrospect- of diifisaAtie* sioioss.fp'ly -grapple(A with r and overcome. The au-ectors of the Musical Festival at Gloucester must have fully realised these senti- ments of satisfaction in the happy termination of their labours. In the face of the obstacles which at one time clouded their perspective arrangements, from the absence of the chief clerical authorities of the cathedral, and from the bold and prudent course adopted by their preparation committee in refusing to engage at exorbitant prices of remuneration the ser- vices of some of the more eminent'artistes,'the Festival has passed off with every token of triumph and grati- fication. It has achieved a great success. The triennial gathering just concluded has not fallen below any of its predecessors, either in the number or the quality of its visitors, or in the style or description of its performances, or in the amount of its contri- butions secured to the charities, on the plea of pro- moting which it was originally founded and is now continued. These happy results are the more to be j rejoiced in, as the conduct adopted by the directors on this occasion is a matter of universal interest.' They have done a public service in reading a lesson to our chief public singers which was much needed. They have earned to themselves a good reputation in being the first to protest against that system which, by an over-payment of two or three favoured leaders, exhausts resources which, if more equally administered, would materially tend to the greater perfection of the whole performance. It is a matter of congratulation that their services have been so appreciated and re- warded by the favour and co-operation of the public. --The Press. The Times one of the Alarmists. The literature of leading articles becomes at this time of the year truly remarkable. One paper writes leaders in favour of eating poultry rather than beef. The leading journal begins a magnificent article witl the truly remarkable statement, The progress of truth is in all places and under all circumstances the same," and finds that truth concerning patents now progresses precisely as truth concerning Chris- tianity once did. A correspondent on Thursday, honoured with large type, announces a cure for the cholera. Nobody must be afraid of it, and they must be told not to be afraid in the Times, in which case of course fear will become impossible. Mental emotion," says the writer, "rules the physical condi- tion. Faith is not only the victory that overcometh the world, but the inspiration also that defies the cholera. This is not empiricism; it is not an infallible preventive, but it is — force. These words spoken in pulpit, or en platform, ( or printed in a pamphlet, reach only a few. Appearing in the Times, they will be read whej-ever the cholera I travels." No doubt. And what a pity the cows I cannot read the Times, for so general a prescription j as this would surely do as well for one disease as another. But as the recipe is not "infallible," only "farce," we conclude it would not apply to those who, if they cannot feel faith, also cannot feel fear.- Spectator. The Patent Laws. The maintenance of patent laws is a, question of expediency. Patent rights are, in fact, bounties con- ferred by the State upon persons who can first register a discovery, and, like all other bounties, the more we examine them the more impolitic do they appear. They ruin inventors, they clog manufacturing industry, they impose a tax upon the community, and they benefit only patent agents and lawyers. This is the conviction which forced itself upon the minds of the most eminent members of the late Patent Law Commission. It was not Lord Stanley alone, though the opinion of ^so careful a thinker is entitled to much weight, but the very lawyers who make the greatest gains out of patent cases, who come to the conclusion that the patent laws were more injurious than beneficial to the nation. Even the debaters at Birmingham were unanimous in condem- ning the operation of the present law, but they thought it might be reformed, thoagh they refrained from specifying the reforms which would work any good. They may dismiss this illusion from their minds. If a Patent Law be retained at all, it must be retained under the present form; no tribunal can determine beforehand what discoveries are useful, still less whether any assumed discovery is or is not novel. Questions like these must be left to fee determined when there are persons interested in the issue to fight it out. Nor can the expense of fighting such questions be materially abated: they involve not mf>re]v the m]noW-w6eiijmwxl uiie ia,w gives a successful litigant, but the points at issue are in themselves the most intricate that can be brought before any tribunal. If Patent Laws are to be retained, they must in the main be kept as they are but the more the subject is considered, the clearer will be the opinion in favour of their abolition.-The Times.
AMERICA NEW YORK, SEPT. 1, Almost only news relate to the trial of Davis. On this subject the Washington the New York Times says The President Secretary of War are decidedly in favour of a trial W civU courts at the earliest practicable moment of Davis. The chief difficulty has been to ind a tribunal. The President looks with favour up0" Knoxville, Tennessee, where Davis committed overt act treason by inciting insurrection & speech to his army. In case it is to be tried Chief Justice Chase, Norfolk, Virginia, will be selected* I This is what Davis's friends desire. The statement the grand jury of this district found a bill againS' Davis for treason does injustice to the Davis for treason does injustice to the intehigelloo iury and the legal mind that drew bill. The indictment was for the overt 8?1*, It may be said that whenever and wherever the t does take place, General Butler, in conjunction the Attorney-General, will take a prominent part "■ public prosecutor. The whole matter has been vxffi consideration at a recent Cabinet meeting, where question of mode and place was so far decided as render the trial an event near at hand." A Portress Monroe dispatch in the Herald ata^f thereis no change concerning Davis, Clay, andMitcbe11; Each occupies the cell awarded him, takes his f"0? regularly, reads daily the newspapers and other pu^ cations, smokes his pipe, and enjoys his hours. impression that Davis is permitted the freedom f writin g letters is erroneous. The letter to Mr. GiM' one of his counsel, is the only one he has been allotf6 to write.
THE ST. LEGER. The St. Leger was won easily on Wednesday by ibe French horse Gladiateur. The race at once verified, and belied prophecy. Nothing could more strong confirm the sound judgment of tipsters, of tarfi^1 and of the public, than the performance of tbiØ splendid animal; and nothing could more complete? falsify the evil omens of those who predicted iof play than the demeanour of the assembled thousand from the time of Gladiateur coming on the course> the moment of his appearing as a conqueror in ring. It needed no asserting number from behind judge's chair to proclaim the winner. But one was generally current even before Gladiateur strod0 forth like a bridegroom, and when once the horse seen there was an end of doubt. Competent declare that the Leger course on this occasion more crowded than on any former year, and, forming a rough estimate of its numbers present mixing in their ranks, and then carefully gauging^, ground they covered from a vantage point on$ stand, we are disposed to ooincide with their view- i The first and second races received that modifi^ attention always given to men or things playing part of pioneer. Whether Gunlock beat Sans Si,f. whether the latter beat the Toxophilita colt in$ first race was a matter of profound indifference^; more than half the people present. Everyone longing for the three minutes' intense Plompresse d excifcement which the struggle for the 1j8% would give thom, and the races named, though ing as bye-play, were felt by the average race of (i11rr?t0y-8 to be by play and Utile more. < The first steed out of the paddock waa Eegalia, a? hum of admiration, whioh soon 'became a -show* went through the surging, shouting mob, as Osbo?JJ# mounted ner, and she gracefully plunged and colled before the ladies' stand. The exquisite tion of her training, the complete fitness for struggle in store for her, the symmetry of her prop"1' tions, the admirable adaption of her several poii- all won outspoken encomiums from men, who a0 9 class, are reticent of praise. Breadalbane came nest, then Zambesi, a handsome black horse, and so until all were visible but the favourite. It was to note the rapidity with which the inferior makers or their touters-for many of these men i about and yell, with a secretary at their elbow to 110, ø their bets, and aid them in shomting—seized tipoH j passing note of admiration, and attempted to dis-ccrtl| it for their personal beneat. to the ociu All eyes are turned to gaue through which his arrival is expected, and a of' count the horses already in the field, as if to sure the famous Gladiateur has been overlooked. length, after a delay—really of a few short minutoo, but, to the excited and impatient crowd waitings 0 apparently interminable length—a powerful-look^1 sleek-skinned beauty is led out. Even now there is instant s doubt, and it is not until one of the grolJ? walking at his side throws off his long overcoat. reveals the face and figure of Grimshaw in the known blue jacket and red sleeves, that hesitation 9 ji0n i.ancl "Tiiat'a him," "Gladiateur; fit as9 fiddler, the beauty j" and other interjeotional phrfl^ expressive of admiration, burst from a hundred The horses now pace round in single file opposite t, stand, and while the appearance of Eegalia eli°'S many a delightful comment. This is invariaW accompanied by a half sighing, half rejoicing tribily to the marvellous combination of size, strength, tr#' in g, and beauty presented by the French horse. lhe Frenchmen on and about the stand beeoDf terribly excited at this juncture. They aver that^' le Comte Lograrige has eat his heart upon winning, that Gladiateur did not appear on the course beW lor very good and sufficient reasons, and that ibeger is all but won already. They were lhe same sentiment, but expressed with less eSl aggeration, might be heard on all sides, the verdict of a gentleman who had Keen forty Legers run for, "Gladiateur first, the rest where! accurately expressed the feeling of K those who were by. Every movement of this ealltil ful creature strengthened the impression, and frolo the time of the start, through the race, the details Of which are given below, up to his appearance—graced' easy, oool, and anything but hurried—at the winni^ post, the wish to acknowledge inevitable defe^j promptly, and to aocept it gracefully, was far and near. It is true, some fashionably-dressed gentlemen ando cluster of the biggest and strongest policemen in county accompanied horse and rider to the room, and that the fashionables speedily develops into professors of the art of self-defence. The sea-side suit of buff tweed enfolded but did not hide manly form of Mr. J. Mace, while the white waistcoat black shooting jacket, dark mutton-chop whisked and open ruddy English face belonged to the" 0 bought and undefeated" Mr. Jerry Noon. Otbei gentlemen of similar tastes, pursuits, and p ma*0 up the convoy, who keep the crowd off witho^ difficulty until the ring is reached. This-crowd thr up its collective hat, shouts with its collective lang^j and generally comports itself like the genial monster it is. But to avoid accidents, and to preo vent unworthy hostility acting under the plea of friell a, ship, Messrs. Noon and Mace walked at each side of winner's head, one hand holding his bridle, and other dealing out lusty thrusts and shoves w such of the pushing mob as break:through the phalaB*' and succeed in coming up to the horse. So, with the crowd thickening at every steo and the excitement if tensifying every moment, the ring is gained. even this strong party of pilots at work are perfot00 brought to a standstill. Their strength and skill if comparatively useless against the compact mas3 0 betting men and swells, and though the demonstratic',1 was enthusiastically joyous, it was evidently felt — again to avoid accidents—the weighing-room be reached with the least convenient delay. BedoiibieV but fruitless efforts were then made by the faithf^ pugilists, and at length the big policeman eon^ tolerate the delay no longer, and seizing G;W shaw in his arms as if he were a baby, tb^ carried him to the scales. The impulsive teir" perament of Mr. Mace led him, in his exertisns, thrust his fl.Su incontinently through the glass doo; leading to the weighing room, and the blood of hero bespattered its postern. This was the only catastrophe attending of tbe frenchman's "victory; it arose indirectly from thØ too hearty congratulations of the robust and hearty northarn race who welcomed the stranger's victory 36 if it were their own, and whose conduct certaiialy betrayed no meaning to foul play whatever may ba,-VO been concealed because frustrated by the precaution0 taken and the prudence shown. THE PEARL SEMOTJLE.—This very choice and rnme article0 Diet is much prized for the DINNBB-TABLIS, and invaluable fot INVALIDS, CHILDREN", and INFANTS. Sold by Grocers, &c' J. FISON, MAHUFACTUJRBB, IXSWICH.