THE COURT. -+-- ON Saturday afternoon, at 20 minutes to four o clock, her Majesty the Queen, with their Royal Highnesses Prince Leopold and Princesses Louise and Beatrice, left Windsor Castle for Osborne. The Royal suite included the Duchess of Roxburghe, Lieutenant-General the Hon. C. Grey, Colonel tue Hon. D. de Ros, &o. At -the Great Western terminus at Windsor a special train of Eeven carriages, furnished by the directors of the South-Western Railway Company, was placed in xeadinessa for the Queen's journey to Gosport, where the embarkation of the Royal family for Oaborne was to take place. Her Majesty and her children drove from the castle through the town to the station, where the Royal party were received by Lieutenant- General Grey, Colonel the Hon. da Ras, and Captain Balkeley, director, Mr. J. Grierson, general manager, and Messrs. Higgins and Besant, for the Great Western Railway Company. Her Majesty looked well. The two Princesses were in excellent health, but we regret to say that Prince Leopold, who seems ex- tremely delicate, was carried from the carriage to the train in the arms of an attendant page. The special train, with the two state saloons, containing tbe Qaeen and royal family, left Windsor precisely at 3.45 p.m., in charge of Mr. J. Grierson and Mr. Tyrrell, the super- intendent of the line, and proceeded, vid Reading, to Basingstoke, where it arrived at 4.55. Here the care of the Royal train was handed over to Mr. W. Godson, the traffic superintendent of the Sfiuth-Western line, by which her Majesty travelled to the Clarence Vic- tualling yard at Gosport, which was reached at 6.5 p.m. The train was run into the private station, where the Queen was received by the naval and mili- tary authorities of the port. Her Majesty immediately embarked on board the Royal yacht, which steamed uM or tine JiarDour on ner way ror oauorne, wnere tne Royal travellers arrived early in the evening. Her Majesty will remain about a month or six weeks in the Isle of Wight, and then return for a few days to Windsor, previous to leaving for Balmoral. THEIR Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chris- tian of Schleswig-Holstein, attended by Lady Susan Melville, and Major-General Seymour, C.B., met her Majesty on landing at the Trinity Pier, Cowes. THE Queen, and their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, and Princess Beatrice, and the Ladies and Gentlemen in Waiting, attended the service at Whippingham Chnrnh on Sunday morning. The Rev. G. Prothero offiaiatefl. THE Prince and Princess of Wales are residing at Marlborough-house. Their Royal Highnesses, atten- ded by the Countess of Morton, Lord Harris, Lieu- tenant-General Knollys, and Major Grey, went to Famingham on Saturday, where the Princess laid the foundation-stone of the now buildisgs of the Home for Little Boys. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales presided at a dejeuner given in honour of the occasion. THE Prince and Princess ot Wales, with the Countess of Morton and Major Grey in waiting, at- tended Divine service at the Chapel Royal, St. James s, on Sunday. His Royal Highness the Dake of Edin- burgh also attended the service. The Communion Service was read fey the Lord Bishop of London, Dean of her Majesty's Chapels Royal, the Eev. E. Packe, and the Rev. H. Melvill. Anthem, How dear are Thy counsels," Crotch. Mr. Goss presided at the organ. The sermon was preached by the Rev. H. Melvill from Exodus xxiii. 30.
POLITICAL GOSSIP. AT Oateiid there were twenty millions of francs re- ceived from London in two days last week. The des- tination was Germany, and the object naturally to keep the war going. LORD RUSSELL, previously to retiring from office, recommended that a baronetcy should ba offered to Mr. Edward St. Aubyn, representative of the old and much-esteemed St. Aubyn family. We learn that Mr. St. Aubyn has acoepted the offer, and thus the baronetcy which formerly existed in the family will be renewed in one of th.3 most worthy members of it. Mr. St. Aubyn's large property in Devonport and in Cornwall will make this announcement particularly pleasing to the inhabitants of the west of England. Ib^icif&l^S^ouni a y^ar'ag'olSa' liact somo s^are in obtaining this honour, but, independently of that, it is one which will have been worthily bestowed, and will ba honourably borne. A NEW YORK paper reports, at the conclusion of a debate in the House of Representatives at Washing- tQQ :—" Many other members who designed making long speeches to-day, and who had no opportunity of doing so, were authorised to have their speeches pub- lished in the Globe as part of the debates." Can no similar arrangement be carried out here also ? WHILE letter-writing is so much the fashion, it may be interesting to know what Victor Emmanuel wrote to the King of Portugal. It is as follows My dear Louis,—I have deolared war against Austria. In two hours I leave for the camp, where I have taken command of my army. I have under my orders ..i. men. In a few days I shall be able to tell vou something. Inform Maria. — Yours, VICTOR EMMANUEL. We have not seen the second letter felling something._ MR. SEWARD IS rumoured to have concluded a secret treaty with the Emperor Napoleon, the under- standing being that the United States should observe strict neutrality and non-intervention in the affairs of Mexico. After the withdrawal of the French, Maxi- milian would secure his election as President, and would afterwards declare himself Emperor, thus avoiding the Monroe doctrine. IT is said that Pans has become the home of the cowards of Germany since the war, who fly thither from the war, and yet it is to Germany that BPODle are invited by advertisement and puff indirect. The other day it was said Ems enjoys complete security and freedom from war s alarms; we, how- ever learn that Ems is at the present moment m the hinds of a rude and vulgar body of Prussian cavalry, nanasoi particular, and that the Burgo- master had to decamp with his money bags as fast as Possible. Perhaps the Prussians might not be very possiDio. money bags of the innocent K'S or lXoh vi.ite». ^Ve hope the English will Anglian or c „f.T,+jn0nt. and not even think ot abstain for who can tell where France or Belgium cms yoo"-> P the next blow will fall, and on Gazette, that WE understand, sajs cne J > Lord AAA "Enfield rifle's to be converted into breech- order 30,000 ED field r/rfO COO previously ordered. In Government which we SrhrStTub^membeffor West Cornwall, will be gazetted to this honour. Among those oatside h.a immediate political Wen da to whom offered a seat in the Cabinet was Lo™ Tt f=? said we believe with good_ ioundation, that Sir Robert Peel also declined a seat in the Cabinet. Not- withstanding that Sir Fitzroy Kelly is reported as likely to succeed to an approaching vacancy on the Common Law Bench," we believe it is more than doubtful that Chief Baron Pollock, whose place is thus alluded to, has any intention of resigning. The venerable judge feels that he is not yet past his work, and that, in fact, his work agrees with him. The first honour that has fallen to the gift of Lord Derby is the Garter, vacant by the sudden death of the Marquis of liansdowne. THE late Government, says the same authority, quitted office leaving unfilled one of the first-class pensions of Cabinet Ministers. Four of these pensions can be in existence at the same time, and a few months ago the four holders ware Lord Monteagle, Lord Glenelg. Sir George Grey, and Mr. Disraeli. By the deaths of Lords Monteagle and Glenelg two became vacant, and one of them falls to Mr. Milner Gibson. The other remains vacant, none of the retiring Ministers, we may presume, being in a position to make the required declaration that his private means axe not sufficient to maintain his position with proper dignity. # LORD DUNKELLIN, M.P., in replying to a letter from Mr. C. W. Daws, hon. secretary to the Norwich Small Tenements Committee, observes:—"The object of the amendment which I proposed on the 5th clause of the Representation of the People Bill was to establish the principle of rating as the proper basis on which to fix the borough franchise in opposition to rental. It did not at the moment seek to establish any particular amount of rating, but after" this principle had been adopted by the committee it would have been in the power of the Government, or, indeed, of any member of the House, to have proposed a < £ 5 rating franchise, and if this proposition had been ac- cepted (as in my belief not improbably it would have been), the effect would certainly have been to have given a vote to the man whose position 5 ou describe in your letter, and who, by the Government scheme, would certainly have been left without one." Mr. Daws was of opinion that Lord Dunkellin's amendment would have brought the franchise down much lower than Mr. Gladstone's Bill, at any rate so far a3 Norwich was concerned. A CONTEMPORARY proposes that the following case should be submitted to Mr. Mill, to show how woman would exercise her right of the franchise Daring tne hearing of a bribery case in the Irish Court of Common Pleas, a woman was called to substantiate a statement which her husband had made. Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonogb, Q.C. My husband voted according to his principles for Mr. Greer at the previous election.- Those are your principles ?—I have no principles (ft laugh).—Mr. Macdonogh Yoa have no principles ? Quite right.—Witness I beg your pardon, sir, you know women have no votes (laughter). i»lr. Mac- donogh: If you had a vote would you Ee.i it; Witness: I would (continued laughter).—Mr. Mac- donogh Did you ever hear of a wise fellow called Stuart Mill, a fellow that wants women to have votes ? —Witness: I did not. Chief Justice Monahan: Would you like to have a vote p-Wicness I would. Mr. Macdonogh: Supposing you got a vote, how much would you want for it at the next election ?—Witness: £ 100 (loud laughter).—Mr. Macdonald: Oh, that is quite too much (increased laughter). Tell me, were Greer's people with you that day ?—Witness They were; early in the day.-What did your husband say to them ?—Witness: He said be had not maae his mind up.—Mr. Macdonogh: That is always the way- "mind not made up yet."—Mr. Butt, Q.C.: That is said very feelingly (a laugh).
THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. THE ceremony of inaugurating the new and beauti- ful fountain, whish has just been erected in Notting- ham by Mr. John Walter, formerly M.P. for the borough, in commemoration of his late father's connec- tion with Nottingham as its representative, took place last week. HIRAM POWER, the sculptor, is a Sweden borgian, and proposes to execute a statue of Swedenborg. In a. recently published letter he says, "I am a 'New Churchman,' a 'Swedenborgian,' a.'New Jeruaa- lemite,' without any reservation whatever; and I wish it to be known." A BEAUTIFUL mural tablet has been completed during the past week to the memory of the wife of the Eight Hon. Frederick Peel. This monument has been sub- scribed for by the working men of Bury, Lancashire, which borough Mr. Peel many years represented in Parliament. It is about 7ft. high by 4ft. wide, fashioned from white statuary marble, relieved by a bordering ground of black. ground of black. AMATEURS of porcelain, a large and rapidly increas- ing class, will be glad to learn that the Marquis d'Azeglio, the Italian Minister, ha3 just sent on loan to the South Kensington Museum his cele- brated collection of Italian porcelain, chiefly Venetian, of the eighteenth oentury. This collection fills two cases. Every one more or less familiar with the enamelled earthenware of Italy, majolica —or maiolipa, as we notice the South Kensington authorities now spell it; and the porcelain of Capo di Monte, near Naples, has also long been an object of desire with all collectors (Lord Nelson among them), but of the porcelain of Northern Italy comparatively little has been known. The marquis has patriotically set himself the task of rescuing this branch of the art of hia country from oblivion. A very able paper on the subject was contributed by his Excellency to the last edition of Chaffers' "Pottery and Porcelain;" and it is to be hoped that his efforts will be seconded by other connoisseurs, and that the porce- lain of Italy will henceforth fill an honourable place in treatises on the ceramic art. IN addition to the Liverpool Porcupine, the London Owl and Bat, and the liornet, our list of journals is about to be increased by the Earwig-a paper which will emanate from one of our Volunteer Rifle Asso- ciations. IT is more than probable that, during. the next twelve months, at least half a dozen books about the Mormon settlement, the Rooky Mountains, Colorado territory, and all that wonderful land ljing to the norm 01 aiexico, ana miaway Detwixt tne Mississippi and the California country, will appear in London and at New York. Two English authors have signified their intention of visiting these parts very shortly,- a French celebrity, whose work on China has recently attracted wide attention, is going; and now we hear that an American artist, Mr. Beard, in company with Bayard Taylor, has already started for this district, with the intention of producing an illustrated work. THE Commons Preservation Society announce that Mr. Henry W. Peek, of Wimbledon-ihouse, S.W., has offered four prizes for essays on the preservation of commons in the neighbourhood of the metropolis. Two prizes will be given-.£50 for the best and £ 25 for the second best essay on the sanitary and moral aspects of the question, and two prizes respectively of .£100 for the best and JB50 for tfcie second best essay dealing with the legal and historical aspccta of the question. The announcement states that, as great uncertainty prevails as to the legal rights of com- moners and lords of .manors—the latter having, it is believed, been considerably exaggerated-t be competi- tors should trace the origin of those rights, the original significance of the duties of lords of manors, the nature of their courts, the trua relation of the lords of manors to their tenants and to the public, and how far the public now possess, or ever had or ought to have, rights to the enjoyment of land for the purposes of recreation. Also, the writers should explain the causes of the delay of commoners' rights, and whether legislation can be justly applied, and, if so, in what manner. At present the lord of the manor takes the private advantage to himself of the lapse of the commoners' rights owing to increased population. The essays are to be sént to Mr. A. Lankester, Commons Preservation Society, 29, Parlia- ment-street, Westminster, on or before October 1, 1866, each essay being distinguished by a motto placed on an envelope containing the author's name. The Right Hon. W. Cowper, M.P.; George Shaw Lefevre, Esq.; Joseph Toynbee, Esq., F.R.S.; and John Murray, Esq., have consented to act as judges of the essays, and to award the prizes.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. President Johnson's Message to Congress. seem?, like Uncle Toby, deter- mined to ride his hobby. In season or out of season, telegraphic Wo PMxairflnf1 n-(W' delegations, the one purpose of hia Presidental life is to keep his hobby in view of the ?* £ la 0n^ thing the world knows, it ia that Andrew Johnson haa certain opinions on reeon- struotion. He deals with that subject very much aa hard-headed do^ctora deal with medicine, and wooden- headed theologians with divinity. A. J.'s hobby thus far has proved very harmless, and has done about as much towards reconstructing the Union as the elabo- rately constructed bastions and parallels of Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim did toward the siege of Namur. The danger with every hobby ia that we have too much of it. I here may be saving grace in a Presbyterian ■catechism—jbut must we all be burned who do not believe the divinity ofWeatnunater ? A eauare-toed doctor who bnstera and bleeds may save a natient now and then, but must we blister and bleed all sick people because this one medicine-man finds hia hobby in bis lancet and cantharides ? Mr Johnaoti rode hia hobby into congress yesterday. Nobody wanted him, nobody expected him, nobody flif tw- Vis had anv business there. His message was ablt as LmopSte aa though it had contained the bill of fare of hia breakfast, his last tailor s account, or his opinions upon the cause of thunder. It is enough to have two messages from his excellency when they are really unavoidable, but if we em upon every occasion, aiaa! for congreiBB Still this practically amounts to nothing, ^ke congress are doing their work—as we p can bo expected, but scarcely as rapidly as would have it.' The right spirit is among them. and right will be done. As for our Uncle Toby, let him.go on riding his hobby, and if he insists uPon f f? into congress, why no harm will come, and let rum e gratified for the sake of all that he has done, and^tne hope that he will soon see that the nation cannot be saved by concession and surrender.—New York mo French Views of the Prussian Victories. Great victory of the Prussians. This news has pro- duced profound emotion ia Paris. Prussia having entered Bohemia, and united her two armies, is pushing the Austrians before nar, and the battle she has just gained, besides giving her a whole province, leaves the capital of the empire itself exposed. The consequence of the Austrian defeat is the power- Jessneas of the Federal army before it has struck a blow. W_e do not disguise that this state of things ia grave ior Europe, and must make us anxious. Now that the fortune of arm3 seams to open to Prussia destinies she did not even dare to hope, when all obstacles to her ambition are removed, the situation ef France is modified and her duty commoacea.—La France. Yesterday the great battle took place in Bohemia which Europe has been expecting for some days with feverish anxiety, and the fate of arms has once more turned against the Austrians. It was on the right bank of the Elbe between J osephstadt and Koniggratz, about four leagues from the latter place, that the two armies came into collision. The telegrams mention various points-Sadowa., Horzitz, and Nechanitz-as the theatre of the conflict; but they have not as yet given us the physiognomy of the battle. All that we can gather as yet is that it is the army of the Elbe, commanded by Prince Frederick Charles, which has given the most decisive blow to the left of the Austrians, where the Saxon Corpa was so rudely tried before at Gitschin, and the corps of General Gablenz so cruelly maltreated at Trautenau. From Berlin they write that the army of General Benedek has been completely beaten: from Vienna they state simply that the wings of the army having been outfiinked, it was forced to retreat, and that the Austrian general has consequently removed his head- quarters farther south, towards the great angle of the Elbe to a place called Swiniarek. But from this meagre account it is nevertheless clear that the Austrians have suffered a real defeat, and one may already forsee the important consequences of the victory of the Prussians it appears General Benedek is no longer able to defend the line from Koniggratz to Pardubitz, and tha.t he will be oblige 1 to retreat behind the Elbe. The first campaign ia loBt for Austria. The hour haa come for her to have reoonrse to still more energetic measures to repel the invasion. It is said she is prepared for them, and that we may expect something decisive on her part, both as regards arming the population, whose aversion to the Prussians is well known, and with respect to the conflict which has lasted so long between the Courts of Vienna and Hungary.-Le Temps. Marriage of the Queen's Daughter. The Princess Helena was married on Thursday at Windsor to Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, who has been created a Royal Highness and a Major- General in the army, but not a bishop. The only note- worthy incident in the ceremony was that her Majesty herself gave the bride away, but the scene was in one respect a strange one. All present had just read the announcement in th& Moniteur, and many must have felt as if marching in lace and jewels to their military execution. There was Prince Frederick of Holstein, the political life of whose family that peace finally ends, the King of the Belgians, whose dominion may yet be required for compensations, the Duke of Edin- burgh, whose prospective throne has been swallowed up, the Duke of Cambridge, whose sister sinks from the wife of an independent sovereign to a German peeress, the Saxon and Hanoverian Ministers, whose countries and courts have ceased to exist, the Austrian Ambassador, j ast aware of final defeat, the Prqssian Ambassador, jmt realizing that his master is first among kings, and, finally, the Queen herself, just in. formed that one daughter is sure of an imperial crown, and another sure that she will never wear one, and with, one can conceive, a latent doubt whether after all the betrayal of Denmark had been so clearly wise. -Spectator. The New Administration. We are under Tory rule, tempered by the predomi- nance of Liberal opinion. But at least we have made some progress. A heart of earnest Liberalism beats in the bosom of a considerable party, and we are not, as we once were, utterly regardless of political principle. Oar leaders will learn valuable lessons and gain valu- able experience in the school of adversity. They are not altogether beyond need of them. Our rank and file, moreover, will be the better for that unity which results from IV10 diaoigliivo of opposition. The tide advanoes though the wave recedes., !>«.«» =0 fear for the future. We when we deserve to do so. On the whole, the country reaps the fruit of its own merits, and the present is but an appropriate sequel of the past. Some loss of self-respect England must accept from the ohange of Government, for the change does not coincide with the prevailing convic- tion-but that loss is the inevitable Nemesis of a long foregoing course of political laxity. Let us be thank- ful that a renovation of life preceded the existing retro- gression of affairs, and let us act in the confident assurance that the one will,in due time get the mastery of the other.—Nonconformist. Ia his natural desire to give a broad basis to his Ad- ministration, Lord Derby is said to have offered office not only to the men of the Cave," but to Lord Clarendon, on the one side, and, according to the Morning Advertiser, to Lord Shaftesbury on the other. That the Coalition was not formed, was not, we doubt not, owing to any fault on his part. But it has been attempted by a Conservative Minister, with the con- currenoe of the Conservative party. The Coalition has not been formed; but the endeavour to form it ahowa the necessities subject to which Lord Derby feels that he takes office. Those whose stock-in-trade it is to declaim on all occasions against compromise- as if the greater part of all our arrangements were not compromises—must be prepared for much compromise in a Conservative Ministry which includes Lord Stanley aR, perhaps, its most important and powerful member, and which counts upon the independent support of Lord Lansdowne and the refractory Whigs. The new Ministry is entangled with the irresponsible alliance of Mr. Lowe, whose surpass- ing ability has contributed more than anything to the defeat of their rivals, as the old Ministry was entangled with the patronage and supposed counselling of Mr. Bright. And Mr. Lowe, who on the Reform question would be unanswerable if only his conclusion could be believed to be a practical one, is, both from his power and his services, a very formidable friend. It is always a bad thing when a party owes its best and strongest arguments to one avowedly out of sympathy with its general tone and hostile to its distinctive principles. Mr. Lowe has helped the Conservatives to a victory, the value of which he cannot be supposed to estimate as they do. The elation of the Conserva- I tives at this victory is excusable but they must not expect to ba able to use it entirely in their own way.- The Guardian. j
OUR MISCELLANY. -+- An Eccentric Woman.-Mrs. Floyd, who had accompanied her husband to India, by her eccentrici- ties tormented the general, a man as precise and formal as she was wild and impulsive. Many curious scenes were the result of this contrast, when the grave martinet was .made the victim of her practical jokes. On one occasion she stood near him, with her baby in the nurse's arms, when, after an inspection, the troops were marching past. Shrieking as if the child was threatened with some unseen danger, she threw it on her husband's saddle, and running away with the nurse, who was privy to her purpose, left the general with a squeaking baby in his arms, before all the troops. At another time Mrs. Floyd had a woman, dressed for the occasion, placed in a palanquin, and carried to the general's tent. On arriving there she raised a greit outcry, and seemed in intense agony, caused, as she eaid, by the attack of a tiger, from whose fangs she had been misaculously rescued, on a mount rising on the plains some distance off. The general was at that moment giving orders to his officers; but moved by the woman's cries, and excited by the prospect of a successful hunt, all were eager for immediate action, and business was for the time forgotten. They pro- ceeded forthwith with some Sepoys to the spot, and in a short time saw an enormous tiger crouched behind some shrubs, half-way up the rock. The general ordered a volley to be fired at him, while some venture- some youth clambered up the side of the mount, to take a more active part in the capture of the prize. The volley was fired, but the tiger remained immovable. Another volley waa now directed at him by the Sepoys, and still he continued motionless, Its if regardless of such unskilful assailants. At length, those who had advanced up the rook approached nearer and nearer, when one of them, giving the animal a blow with the butt end of his gun, it rolled down the precipitous rook, and fwl at the feet of its astonished pursuers I below-a staffed ekin General Floyd went back to his tent, without an observation, and no one in his presence ever alluded to the morning's adventure. Mrs. Floyd insisted, against all precedent, on giving a newly-born daughter two godfathers, who were to be Col. Wellesley and Col. Cotton, and on having the child named Flavia. Both officers officiated accordingly at a grand christening, which was followed by an even- ing7 party. When most of the guests had departed, Mrs. Floyd requested the two colonels to oblige the clergyman te christen the child again, as she declared he had not crossed its forehead properly in the morn- ing. It was in vain that they expressed themselves quite satisfied with the ceremony, and urged the im- propriety of having it repeated. The lady became so nervous and irritable, that to appease her the chaplain, however, crossed the child's forehead, without repeat. ing any part of the baptismal service. Mrs. Floyd was the mother of the beautiful Lady Peel and Lady Fuller.—Memoirs of Combermere. I Nachod.-There is something very weird and ghostlike about reminiscences of names and places, not only of the Seven, but also of the Thirty Years' War memory, that come cropping up on all sides in this terrible German struggle. Few people are probably aware that Nachod, the little Bohemian town with its 3,000 inhabitants, about which there was such hot and bloody work for the last few days, and even nights, is the birthplace of no less a man than Wailenstein. The church belonging to the deanery of Nachod, which existed as early as 1384, contains the tombs of the ancient Bohemian family of Smirziczki, from which Wallenstein'a mother derived her dsscent, or rather of which she represented the last branch. The castle of the Wallenateina. Castle Nachod," is very ancient, and belonged, up to tha time of the HuasiteB, to the family of the Berks of Daba and Lipa. After that robber-knighta took possession of it, and after several further changes of proprietorship, the Smirziczki came into it. After the battle of the White Mountain (1620) Count Terzki, Wallensteia's brother-in- law appears as lord of the castle, but after the murder of Wallenstein at Eger (February 25, 1634) Octavio Piccolomini received the property as a reward for his dastardly treachery. He gave the castle its present shape, and commemorated that wonderful fact in a boastful inscription inside the gates. It stands on a rock, which rises steeply almost immediately behind the market-place of the little town, and which is reached by a flight consisting of 333 steps. Three courts surround the enormous edifice, and round about them are situated the houses of the retinue, the stables, and other outbuildings. The Piccolomini have long died out; only their portraits have survived. Particu- larly striking is that of Oatavio, with which there is also found a battle-piece commemorating his victory over the French at Thionville. The castle now belongs to Prince Auersperg of Prague.—Pall-mall Gazette. Garibaldi's Soldiera -They are of all ages, from 12 to 35, and of every shade of brown. Those yaung gentlemen, with Eastern "fezes," faces almost Nubian, and demeanour somewhat subdued, are said to ba de- serters and refugees returned from Egypt, in the hope that, by taking a gallant share in the impending struggle, they might be permitted to atone their fault. The Government refused to make any pact with the children of Italy who had taken refuge on a foreign soil, but permitted them to volunteer. There are many noble-looking men among these volunteers, including veterans of 25, decorated with three medals; but, as a general rule, they run small and young—so young, indeed, that we find it difficult to believe a barber who assures us that, in one evening, his receipts for shaving amounted to 59f. They have a long drill at five in the morning, and a shorter one in the after- noon. The rest of the time is at their own disposal, and it is most creditable to them that, as yet, no single instance of drunkenness, insubordination, or mis- conduct of any kind can ba laid to their charge—a circumstance the mora noticeable,when we consider the results usually engendered by the combination of excitement and enforced idleness. But this move- ment is in reality exceptional, and cannot be judged by ordinary rules. Perhapa the most astonishing fact, however, connected with these young men is one that reached U3 from what seemed an authentic and intel- ligent source, that the whole body, 7,000, spend in the shops and ooffee-houaea of the town 30,000 francs a day Now, their nominal pay being one franc and a tenth—subject to deductions—it follows that, unless friends at heme have been very liberal, er shopkeepers at Como very confiding, but little cash will find its way with the Garibaldini into the Tyrol. The corps are capitally dreese3; the bright red frock, now become historical, 13 of excellent make and quality; and with the neat grey trousers with red seam, and red cap with a shade, something like that worn by the French, they have the appearance of rather irre- gular regulars.—All the Year Round. An American Sketch of a Guardsman.—Ho was six feet high. His hair was a handsome, wavy blonde, parted in the middle. His moustache was yellower than his hair; his military whiskers a modu- latory tone between the two. His manners were those of a great, green, conceited boy, brought up by hand" by the relentless Mrs. Joe Gargery, of British tradition. His life was one long chronic sin against the canons of natural good breeding but he would sooner have been unjoin ted alive than to have offended against those artificial ragulatians which proved his blood, gave him his entrej at Alaaack's,. made him liked in his club, or secured his posi. tion in hia Regiment. Ha was twenty-four years old: I was twenty-eight, and on his social level- so I could be much more patient with him than if I had held in any respect the junior hand." His father had once owned the estate adjoining Nestle- down which fact accounted for his intimacy with the family, and his invitation to pass a summer's furlough with them. Ha had the long upper lip and the short nose of his race, which make so many Englishmen look like a gutta-percha head of Antinoas pulled out length-wise; his eyes were a handsome blue, opened into a perpetual stare of astonishment the moment he got out of England, As we have seen, he said, Aw i" and thought thiuga "prodigious," under circumstances whose tendency on our veriest American Hoosier would have been only to make him more cosmopolitan. A man whom one would gladly have had at his back in an Inkermann charge; bat, oh! what a dreadful oomrade for any minor emergency like a rainy day at Nestledown.—Harper's Nev: Monthly Magazine. A Sketch in the Isle of Dogs.—Gone; ah, Heaven! it is but a few years, and yet the place is changed past recognition. Where were tress and fields, are now bristling masts and huge iron-works; there used to be pretty houses and iw covered cottages on the island where Charles II. kept his spaniels. But the other day I was asking con- cerning one of these same ivy-covered cottages, with lawn sloping down to the river's brink, and behold, the place where it once stood knows it no more. There is change everywhere—the colour factory I picked my way through three years since; the experimental chamber where I Silt among carmines and greens, among pots and pans, among all manner of chemical apparatus, are swept away. The barrels, the vats, the pans, the raw materials and the manufactured articles, have all been removed. A century formerly scarcely sufficed to efteafc the changes a few months does now. The men and the women who used to reside due East, and leavened it with a certain leaven of wealth, solidity, and respectability, have all chosen for themselves homes elsewhere. What tradesman now resides over his shop in the city ? What shipbuilder, or ironfounder, or wharfinger would dream of living on the Isle of Dogs ? It is all changed, the old inhabitants are gone, and the old places with them, and the scene over which the eye wanders to- day from the garden of Beach-house is as unlike that on which Olivine Barbour and Henrietta Alwyn gazed, as the present half-finished terminus of the South- Eastern Railway in Cannon-street is unlike the old churchyard and the quiet court, the sites whereof it now ocaupies.—From The Race for Wealth." Effects of the War on Labour.—The news from Germany is bad, and can scarcely be anything else. No one can tell the amount of misery which the war is likely to inflict on the working classes, who, though they have no control whatever over either their home or foreign affairs, have always a good share —a great deal more than their share—of any sufferings which their tyrants' policy may bring about. Already in many soldiers' families destitution is adding i-.s horrors to the pangs of sorrow for the dead and wounded, and anxiety for the living. In a large num- ber of Government and other offices, counting-houses, and workshops, the labour of women ia being had recourse to; and those among the advocates of the rights of wamen who want to make the most even of a bad case, are congratulating themselves oa the great progress which, through the present crisis, this question of the amploymentof women ia making in Germany. The day may not be far distant when they will have too much of it, and when women—as was I pretty often tho case in America daring the late war -will have to take to the work of the field, aa well as to that of the shop. Can anything more distressing be conceived than the weaker sex overworking them- selves to maintain armies of brothers engaged in the impious task of spilling one another's blood P—The Working Man.
Dives and La.za.rus. I saw Bumble Dives, smooth, oily, and fat, In a glossy black coat, and a shiny black hat, With a belly well lined, and a fair double chm- AU so soft none had guessed at the hardnesa within. None had guessed that 'neath shirt-front BO fair and full-blown, In the place ot a heart B amble buttoned a stone: Till at Guardians' meetings the paupers felt floored To say which was the stone-yard and which was the Board. At his own dinner-table Host Divea I saw Ply a keen knife and fork and a strenuous jaw I saw Deacon Dives loom large in his pew, Where sermon and prayer once a week were gone through. I heard Guardian Dive3 one Board-day address To his colleagues an eloquent word on the Press: What sad lies it told what sore mischief it wrought; How it still against Local Self-Government fought; How the poor it spirited up to complaint; w And their Guardian-Angels as fiends loved to'paint Would have sick paupers treated as well as their betters- To be sure, what but paupers were most men of letters ? I saw Visiting-Guardian Dives parade Between rows of sick paupers to murmur afraid; And over his shoulder I ventured to look, As, in large hand, he signed "No complaints 11 in the book. And yet I had seen Bumble Divea walk through More infernal infernos than e'er Dante drew Past huddled-up horror and filth thrust away, Where the tortured their tortures dared not betray. Where, unchecked, madness |howled, and foul idioucy laughed; Where fever lay parched, nor dared ask for a draught Where coarae food, random dose, were flung roand with a curse, And the sick pauper's cordials made drams for the nurse. And I thought, as sleek Dives passed by the bedside, Whereon pauper Lazarus rotted and died,, In a woe to breed envy for even his fate* Whose sores the dogs licked, as he lay at the gate- "For these things comes the judgment," though never so high t The gig our respectable Dives drives by: That all men are brothers, Christ's teaching remains "Am I my brother's keeper?" The question was Gain's. Oh! I'm Off Like a Bird. Oh I'm off like a bird, My landlord's called on me; The thing may seem absurd, But sold up I'm to be! How happy should I be, Could I my rent but pay, But as I oan't, you see, I mean to run away. To pay would give me pleasure, And set my fears at rest, Bat, as I have no treasure I think to bolt is best. Oh 1 I'moSlikea.bird, -My landlord's called on me, The thing may seem absurd, But sold up I'm to be. Oh, whither can I fly ? This miserable day, 'Tis evident that I Can here no longer stay. How I'm to get a van I've but a notion dim,- And that's to hire the man, And then to swindle him! So having filled my van when The neighbours cannot see, Upon the broker's man then I'll gently turn the key. Oh I'm off like a bird, My landlord's called on me, The thing seems so absurd, That sold up I'll not be!
London Pastorals. No. 1. I thank thee, pretty cow, what gives The pretty milk on which I lives; Which it don: t make me werry plump, For that I thank thee, pretty pump! No. 2. Abroad in the parks for to see the young lambs, A-ekipping about by the side of their dams,* Their fleeces so clean and so white. Yes, walk through Hyde-park, and take long or short cuts, Through the Green, or the Regent's, and see how the smuts Have made 'em as black as the night. No. 3. Come, let ns take our boat and our wine Upon the sparkling Serpentine. Oh, what can compare, With the fresh, fresh air, And the shepherd'st life on the Serpentine. The lowing herds come down to slake Their feverish thirst in the limpid stream; But we will lie on the buoyant lake, And drown our strawberries in cream. Come let us take our boat, &c. Under the drooping lettuce shoot The pointed prowl and scare the ducks. I'll play to thee on the dulcet lute, While you your soothing cobbler sucks. g) Come, love, the galley, while 'tis fine. (You, me, and the man-say one-and-nme) Oh, what can compare (We'll each take a share) With the shepherd's life in the Serpentine. Beg pardon, Mr. Editor, but Dr. Watts is my authority for this here word. t Rover's the proper word, but as it is a pastoral that won't do, t It is the prow, isn't it? Correct it, if not. [Don't know. § Poetic licence.
A REVERSE. When the defeated Austrian flies Across the Alpine ridge, Fd.ir Venice, with her Bridge o' Sighs, Will soon her sighs abridge. ON A RECENT AMENDMENT. Mrs. Gamp says bad 'abits once fell in To be shook off entirely declines Well, 'twas not the first time that Duiikelim Walked into the enemy's lines. BRIGHT AND WRONG. Tories are fools so Mill defines The Tories own he's right, For every one of them declines To be considered Bright. EPITAPH ON THE LATE REFOP/M BIT T. Infliction sore to all I bore, Divisions were in vain. I "ffiSi ImSS/S? BtieM tie RAPIN(E)'S HISTORY.-War.
A Message from the Sea.-On Snnday after- noon, a gentleman on Redcar Sands picked up a bot.le floating on the breakers, and on opening it touna tnat it contained a piece of paper written on both Sidea. The following is a copy of the documents Lost aj hands on board, in the German Ocean Vvhoever folds this, forward it to Mrs. Sheparo, No, 4, t rederick-row, Walworth, London. No hopes. Tie ship is sinking in a storm. Can write na Eiore, My heart 13 broken,