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THE COURT. -+-
THE COURT. -+- THE Queen is at Osborne. Her Majesty has held several Privy Council meetings there. Daring their stay at Osborne the Qaeen walked and rode out very frequently with Prince Christian, her Majesty's new son-in-law, and with the Princess his wife. We should here mention that the Princess Louis of Hesse has been safely delivered of a princess. DIVINE service was performed on Sunday morning at Osborne by the Rev. George Protheroe, before her Majesty, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, and Princess Beatrice. The Ladies and Gentlemen ni Waiting were present. „ THEIB Royal Highnesses Prmce and Princess Christian left Osborne on Saturday at half-past two o'clock, and embarked on board the Royal yacht, Victoria and Albert, attended by Lady Susan Melville, Count Hantaan, and Major-General Francis Sey- mour, C.B. PRINCESS LOUISE, attended by the Duchess of JJcx- burghe, accompanied their Royal Highnesses to the landing-place, and at three o'clock the yacht left for Cherbourg (where it arrived a quarter before nine), from whence Prince and Princess Christian intend proceeding to Paris, previous to making a tour of a few weeks in Switzerland. ^PRINCE and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Hol- stein were received at Cherbourg, on their arrival in the Royal yacht, by the French authorities with every mark of attention and respect. Their Royal High- nesses left Oherbourg for Paris on Sunday morning, and arrived in the afternoon. THE Queen continues to receive vary favourable 1 accounts of her Royal Highness Princess Louis of Hesse and the infant princess. 1 THE Prince and Princess of Wales are residing at Marlborough-house. THE Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended by their suite, went to Sheerness on Satur- day, and inspected the United States ship of war Miantonomoh. Their Royal Highnesses were after- wards entertained at luncheon by the officers of the ship. THE Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Lady •and Gentleman in Waiting, attended Divine seraice at the Chapel Royal, St. Jame3's, on Sunday. The 0" Communion Service was read by the Rev. C. Packe and the Hon. and Rev. C. L. Courtenay. Anthpf' • the heavens are telling," Haydn sang by Mj* Searle and Dyson, and Messrs Gumming "a • Whitehouse. Mr. Cooper presided at the sermon was preached by the Hon. ar £ ™ Courtenay. from St. Mark, chap. viij V Duke of Edinburgh and the DucH» of Cambridge also attended the service. TO;4.v, ii, S Ska at Akowldie. His Eojal Scotland will be a week earlier than that or ),dr Majesty. The Prince's visit in the High- lanc^-1'8 for the purpose of grouse-shooting and deer- pteiking.
POLITICAL GOSSIP. --
POLITICAL GOSSIP. MR. HENIW WE-ITSIOBE, M.P. for Bridgnorth, and 'Sir 'Graham Montgomery, M.P. for Peebleshire, will be, it is stated. Lords of the Treasury. A SUBSCRIPTION is in progress amongst the mem- bers of the Liberal majority of the House of Commons for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to the Right. Hoc. Henry Brand, M.P., late Secretary of the Treasury, iu. feoognition of his services in connection with the party for several years, THE Irish Times says:—The Right Hon. Francis SackburrH), Lord Justice of Appeal, is appointed Chancellor of Ireland. The infiuences brought to bear to prevent Mr. Brewster's appointment have 'therefore prevailed. We understand that Mr. Napier is to be aouointed Lord Justice of Appeal, and Mr. Whiteside" Lord Chief Justice. Mr. John Edward Walsh wil!. probably be the Attorney-General. 'IT is ASKED what Austria intends to do with the Iron "XUrcrvvTi "tff oIto ctiU intends to preserve that historical relic now- that the plains of Italy have slipped frora her grasp ? The Crown, in 774, was re- ceived by Charlemagne from Pope Adrian i. In 1452 it was oisrried'back to Rome, where it did duty at the coronation of Frederick IV., and in 1530 Charles V. ..placed it on his head.at Bologna. In May 1805, another conqueror seized upon it at Mil$m. At present it is in the hands of the Austrian s, who sent it to Vienna when war was declared in 1859. WE very much regret to learn that the Hon. F. Cal- thorpe, M.P., for East Worcestershire, has been in such a weak state of health that he has not been able to leave his room since the day following the division which overthrew the Rnssell-Gladstone Ministry. The hon. member has been threatened with an attack of diphtheria,; but all danger is now past, and he is mak- ing progress towards convalescence. Mr. Calthorpe was very unwell on the night of the division; but knowing the importance of the occasion he made it a point to be present, and in accordance with his pledges gave his support to the Government. THE Sunday Gazette says:—" The following mem- bers of the Outer Bar are about to be created Queen's counselMr. S. Prentice, Mr. Charles Pollock, M'r. R. Garth, and Sir George Honyman, of the Home Circuit; Mr. W. A. Muadell, of the Midland Circuit; and Mr. Dickinson, of the Chancery Bar. To this list it is more than probable that the names of Mr. T. Jones and Mr. J. R. Quain, of the Northern Circuit, will be added. The promotion of Mr. C. Pollock and Sir G. Honyman will vacate the posts of Tubman and "Postman" in the Court of Exchequer, and the appointments thereto will be in the hands of the new Chief Baron, Sir F. Kelly. The origin of these offioes is we believe, lost in obscurity. They, however, con- fer a right of pre- audience in the court over even the AttoiBGV-GorTierfti* 1 • ALTHOUGH the re-elections are now nearly over, several elections are still pending. The elevation of Lord Honniker to the peerage o, the United Kingdom and the promotion of Sir.. F*3l°1!11 bench creates two vacancies for East Sm,olk.One candidate has already aPPsa H,,miker.M.jo,|-T cSSS and is the son of Lord MenniKer. tive candidate will ba announcsd bo,,g for g0U4 Ramaid Kmghtley, one o. the m^d tood to be Northamptonshire, is also, it "u in that con- made a peer, and a vacancy wul f1'* h stituency! Sir William Hylton Jolhffe isi tc to™ Lord Hylton, and a vacancy will eensequen y Petersfield. Sir E. G. L. B. Lytton is to becomLord Lytton of Knebwortb, and a vacancy will ac ± g_ arise in Hertfordshire. Mr. Abel Smith has app as a Conservative candidate. The advantage » „ by the new Government in the unseating Mr. Campbell, the late Liberal member for Helston, has been neutralised by the rejection of lir. Patten at Bridgewater; and after allowing for vacan- cies, &o., the nominal Liberal majority obtained in July, 1865, would thus appear to have been only re- duced to the extent of only one v(.,te. Annexed is v. list of the new members of the House of Commons returned since the assembling of the present Parlia- ment :—Lord J. Hay, Mr. Candlish, Mr. R. Arkwright, the Hon. G. Denman, the Earl of Brecknock, Mr. M. Wyvill, Mr. H. A. Herbert, Mr. M. Staniland, Mr. H. Whitmore, Sir E. Lechmere, Mr. Eckersley, Mr. J. Goldsmid, Mr. J. E. Gorst, Mr. C. Capper, Sir J. Hay, the Hon. Mr. Lascelles, Mr. R. Eykyn, Mr. Edwards, Mr. B. Osborne, Lord Amberley, Mr. D Pordyce, Lord Eliot, Mr. M. Chambers, Mr. T. B. Hildyard, Mr. R. Dimsdale, Mr. R. B. Brett, and Mr. P. Vanderbyl. Mr. Vanderbyl, who has just entered the House, unsuc- cessfully contested Great Yarmouth a year since.
Marriage in High Life.-The marriage of the Earl of Brecknock, M.P., eldest son of the Marquis Camden, with Lady Clementina Spencer Churchill, youngest daughter of the late and half-sister of the present Duke of Marlborough, was solemnised on Thursday morning at St. James's Church, Picca- dilly. The nuptial ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Oxford. The bride, who was given away by the Duke of Marlborough, was attended to the altar by eight youthful brides- maids. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wed- ding party repaired to the Duke of Marlborough's residence in St. James's-square, where an elegant breakfast was prepared for a large party of the rela- tions and friends of the contracting parties. Later in the afternoon the newly-married couple left town for Blenheim Palace, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, in Oxfordshire, to pass the honeymoon.
]THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e.…
THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e. THE history of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, has just been written at length by a lady, Harriet Parr. The infamy of her death appears to rest chiefly with the French. Princes of her own nation," says Miss Parr, "betrayed her to death, and priests of her own nation accomplished her death." MR. MURRAY has issued in a lucky moment a little book called "Memorials of the Tower of London," by Lieut-General Lord De Ros. The book is well illus- trated. The account given by Lord Do Ros of the recent alterations, as well as the description of the present state of the Tower, are also well done. PAUL HAYNE, the young Southern poet, writes to the Now York Round Table, from Georgia, relative to the new volume by Leigh Hunt, which has just ap- peared in America. He says: "Six years ago, I received from Leigh Hunt-in acknowledgment, I presume, of certain complimentary reviews and verses —a most curious and valuable present; some strands, namely, of the hair of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and his own likewise. These I had neatly framed, and, though the war has left me a beggar, I have religiously pre- served relics so preoious. Shelley's hair and John Keats's have a golden tinge which is exquisite^ Byron s is coarse and dark, like some phases of his^ character. As for Hunt's, the locks are white as snow." THE American writer, Dr. J. Austin Allibone, has at last completed his Critical Dictionary of English Literature," and the second volume will so on be placed before the public. The Philadelphia Press gives some statistics about this variable work. It was projected in 1850, and the. r p°™meacsd preparing it for the press in 1*>3. The first volume (A to J), of over 1,000 p,sjyd Imperial octavo, was published in December, 1856. The manuscript of the whole work, fairly coyed for the Pnlla 19,044 large foolscap pagep Twenty-two months were re quired to write u- the letter S, and about as many more for the l^f w- The catalogue of authors 700 Jmiths, 90 of whom are Jonna. Alto- gether thed are 30,000 biographical and literary notiees -,ad there are 40 indices of subjects. The entire lass of manuscript was copied by Mrs. Alii- beii A. PHOTOGRAPH of the Ecene in St. George's Chapel on the occasion of the Princess Helena's marriage, was taken by Messrs. Watkins, of Parliament-street, and, in addition to this, a separate picture of each of the eight bridesmaids has since been taken by the same firm, with the intention of forming the whole into a group. Great care has been taken that each figure should be Bkilfully posed, so that the picture may possess high artistic qualities, and be valued as well for them as for the occasion it will commemorate.' THE Missouri Republican gives a long account of a demonstration made in St. Louis on the occasion of the presentation to the Mercantile Library Associa- tion by the members of the Caleàonian Society in that city of a bust of the poet Burns, executed in marble by our townsman, Mr. William Brodie, R.S.A. The presentation of the bust was made in the la,rge hall of the Library Association, which was quite crowded by an audience who evinced a warm interest in the pro- ceedings. The bust was much admired, and is spoken of in the moat favourable terms by the press. ONE of the oddest things noticeable at the National Portrait Exhibition is, that No. 355, "Robert Devereux, Second Ea-rl of Essex," dated 1594, then 27 years of age, and No. 362, "Queen Elizabeth," both belonging to the Earl of Verulaoi, and heirlooms we believe, are dressed in a black stuff which is obviously of the same nature and pattern. There would be, of course, nothing un- usual in the hot of a ruler bestowing rich stuffs on a favourite subject. We remember how, so long ago as the eleventh century, William the Conqueror was pro- voked to swear by the "light of God" that Roger Eitzosborn, son of William, Lord of the Isla of Wight- and Earl of Hereford; should remain in prison during the rest of his reign, because he treated contumeliously the splendid gift, sureoat, silken tunic, and mantle of precious ermines brought from abroad," which the king sent to the said Roger, then a prisoner for re- bellion. Henry the First exasperated the very soul of Robert Ceurthoase, a prisoner, by inadvertently Bend- ing a new but torn robe.-Athenamrn.. THE report of the Department of Science and Art has been published, and speaks of the generally satis- factory progress of the body, and those other in con- nectio'.i with it. As regards science the examinations sbow a greater number of candidates successful in ob- taining certificates than at any previous time; the classes and students have made equally satisfactory progress. As regards art, the head-master of the training school records a considerable diminution in the number of certificates taken, as compared with those of last year, and the increase of one only in tho number of medals awarded. Eight students only have offered themselves for national scholarships. Iff seems there aralG,621 students. in the 91 schools of art under this department. TwO schools have been closed at Bolton and at Basingstoke, and three new ones opened at Abingdon, Bradford, and Inverness. There has been a decrease of 7,000 in the number of persons taught drawing since last year.
The Cession of Venetia.
The Cession of Venetia. Austtia. conquered, ruined, and incapable of struggling against Prussia and Italy, tries to reduea Italy to inaction by a cession to a third Power, which is an outrage onus; and she hopes to reassume the defensive against Prussia afoer having isolated her. This is a fresh insult, which Austria will discount as she has discounted so many others. The Italian Government cannot admit that Venice can be ceded to France; neither can Italy receive Venice as a gift from the hands of Franco. This would be alienating our independence, sub- mitting to foreign protection, and forgetting that we have an army, and that we are a nation capable of making ourselves respected. Tha Austrian proposal to us is null and void. It is another symptom of the agony of Austria, and nothing more.—La Nazione, a Florence paper. The Italian people demands now that the army should seize Venetia, and that the deliverance of that people should be due alone to Italian hands. If the Austrians do not wish or -cannot defend themselves, a.9, they are at liberty to withdraw—We cannot oblige them to fight if they do not wish; but we will occupy all parts of the territory which belongs to us by race, language, or geographical position, everywhere where the wish of the inhabitants calls us. This is what the unanimous voice of public opinion demands; and this is, we are sure, what will take place. In this respect all parties are agreed, the most moderate as well as the most advanced. -lea And this is because it is not a question of opinion or political conduct, but a question of national honour, and naturally everybody agr?es; it is the popular _instinct which speaks, that instinct which is never mistaken.—L 'Italia. An important fact has iust come to put itself in the midst of the negotiations carried on by France with the view of bringing about an armistice and making her pacific mediations accepted. The Italian army has crossed the Po with all its forces and again invaded the Venetian territory. What is the object of the sudden attack which, under present circumstances, is of rnuoh greater importance from a political than from a military point °^The"feeli»g of national pride does not suffice to explain it. Italy only wishes to owe Venetia to her victories; but who knows whether she is not running imnrudently in the way of the tresh checks P Was it opportune to thus throw an act of violence into the balance of events ? Was it proper to thus wound the conciliatory policy of that France whose generality lor Italy is carried to dCWe seek in vain to discover the motive which ur^ed the Italians to this act.—La, iranea, a Erenea Im- perialist paper. perialist paper.
The Lata Government.
The Lata Government. How far Mr. Gladstone is primarily answerable for j the many disadvantages un^er j had to act during this session depends lae par- he took in the Cabinet before the meetm., of Ptuliamen^, and of hi? conduct as leader of the J-IOTSS of Commons it is unnecessary to speak. The past iS past, and we have now t» pay attention to tne present, and look forward to the future. Liberated from ouieiai engage- ments, Mr. Gladstone will be ab.e to consult tne wishes of the party which he desenoect ad a moietj of the House," and it is for him «o cOiisiuer Ui3 interests with reference to his public ooiigaiaons. Meanwhile, the country, having higjier interests to protect, must be allowed to look, as it were, over heads of parties, and to bestow its confidence Without respect to persons. The Government of which Mr. Gladstone was the foremost Parliamentary representa- tive has fallen down under the burden of its own imprudence; and it only remains for us to take note of the fact, and to accept, and make the best of, the consequences.-Morning Post. t
The Derby Policy.
The Derby Policy. Lord Derby's Ministerial programme is too meagre to reward, or even to afford, matter for discussion. Commonplaces about the blessings of peace, and the dntv of neutrality; and compliments to the United States-which show only how highly the Conservative chief admires snccess even in a demoeratic Republic -scarcely constitute an exposition of foreign policy. In domestic matteis we are promised that the law of bankruptcy shall le grappled with, and that Mr. Gathorne Hardy, wlom, on the principle of strengthen- ing his weakest pont, Lord Derby singles out among his colleagues for exceptional eulogy, will look into the Metropolitan Unions. As to Parliamentary Re- form, Lord Derby tays in substance, that he will not bring forward any bill at all if he can help it; and that if he is forcedto produce a measure of some kind he will try to mak(it a spurious one. Ireland is to be redeemed by handing her over from the neutrality of the official magislrature to the fierce sectarian and political bigotry )f the squirearchy. Such is the promise of Tory siatesmanship through the mouth of its most distinguithed representative. It is sufficient to contrast it witt the performance of Liberal states- manship, as narrated in the clear and concise language of Lord Russell.- Daily News.
Mr. Eyre and his Accusers.
Mr. Eyre and his Accusers. The Jamaica Committee hid a stirring sitting on Monday, to discuss Mr. C. Buxton's letter resigning the chairmanship, and condemning the prosecution of Mr. Eyre by the committee fpr murder. Mr. Buxton defended himself on the ground we explained last week, that he thought such aproseontion would turn public feeling in favour of lfr. Eyre, and make a martyr of him. Mr. Bright Eaid that he felt towards Mr. Buxton much as a friend of his had felt towards an Indian sportsman among his acquaintance. He [ said, He should not like to go out tiger-hunting with So-and-so, for if anything lappened I am sure he would leave me to the tigar." "Mr. Buxton had freely lent them his purse and,ed them on to this point, and when they came to that joint, which was the only one at which they could do aay good, he backed out and left them all in the lurch." Mrs. Gordon had also embarrassed the ccmmittee by refusing to prosecute, on the ground thai her husband would not have approved of anything vindictive. The worst of the intended prosecution is, that though Mr. Eyre's crime is legally murder, because he caused Mr. Gordon's death by an illegal act, it is so more morally murder than the act of a burglar, wJto accidentally kills the owner of the house be attacks in defending himseif against him. Mr. Eyre should be prosecuted and punished, but scarcely for murder, unless by Mrs. Gordon herself. The committee will not now, we think, effect much, though Mr. J. S. Mill gallantly takes Mr. Buxton's place. Bit no right-thinking man will be content without a judicial condemnation and punishment of Mr. Eyre, to SErve as a lesson for future Governors.—Spectator.
01J}1 MISCELLANY. --+-
01J}1 MISCELLANY. --+- Byron.—"He is a worldlj and vain writer, I fear," said Air. Lyon. Ho knew searcely anything of the poet, whose books embodied the faith and ritual of many young ladies and gentlemen. A misanthropic debauchee," said Felix, lifting a chair with one hand, and holding the book open in the other, "whose notion of a hero was that he should disorder his stomach and despise mankind. His corsairs and rene- gades, his Alps and Manfreds, are the most paltry puppets that were aver pulled by the strings of lust and pride. "Hiwid the boot to me," said Mr. Lyon. Jj'ehx Hoot, the Radical. J3y George Eliot, j The Dover Fishermen.-A very curious custom formerly existed among the Dover fishermen, who, on their return from their expeditions, used to select eight of the finest whitings out of each boat, and devote the proceeds to the oalebratioa ef a feast on Christmas Eve, which they called a "rumbald," in honour, aa some conjecture, o £ the Irish loumbald, I who was supposed to have some connection with whit- ings, or rumbalda, as they are still called in some parts of Kent.—The Municipal Corporations Directory. Shotting Fish,-He described that the Bheel fixed a strisg to the iron head of the arrow, which was made with large barbs. Sneaking to the bank, among the bushes overhanging a pool, one or two fish were observed to be basking, a portion of their backs being above water. The arrow was fixed, and projected with aa accurate aim, and the string enabled the bowman to drag his ■prey, despite his straggles, forcibly from the water. This was, indeedthe manner of its capture, as the sportsmen had themselves opportunities after- I. of seeing.—The Eastern Hunters. By CaptoAn I. J. T. NawalL Iioiidon Seersation 'Jrounds.—On high days and holidays, especially Sundays, Easter Monday, and Whitsuntide, Hampatead Heath and Epping Forest are frequented by upon thousands. It is computed that not less than 30,000 persons from every part of the metropolis visited Hampstead last every part of the metropolis visited Hampstead last I Easter Sunday, whilst on "Whit Monday upwards of 200,000, principally from Whiteehapel, Hackney, Shore'ditch, Stepney, and Eethnal Green, crowded the ancient forest of Essex to recreate themselves "bsneath the greenwood tree and to take part in the imme- morial stag-hunt. Aa to Wimbledon, is it not the bloodless battlo'field of the metropolitan volunteers ? Have they not almost obtained a customary right to ib ? and were it taken from them, where would they perform their patriotic exercises, and reap the annual harvest of international honours with the rifle ? Yet against; the integrity of Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, and Wimbledon Cotttmon severe attacks have been made by lords of the bianors and if this thing be done in the greenwood wliat will be done in the dry? If these almost national spaces, these spots of historic sI prestige, are threatened with inclosuro, and hardly 8aved° £ rom so sad a doom, how shall such wastes as Clapham and Wandsworth Commons, Putney Heath and Peekham Rye escape P-On.ce a fVeek. Intrepidity of Deal Boatmen. —A ^sudden storm, which set in from tlte north-east, on the 11th January, 1856, drove several ships from their anchors, and it being low water, one of them struck the ground at a considerable distance from the shore, when the sea made a clean breach O)'er her. There was not a vestige of hope for the vessel, such was the fury of the wind. and the violence of the waves. There was nothing to tempt the boatmen on shore to risk their lives in saving either ship ot crew, for not a farthing of salvage was to be looked for. But the daring intre- pidity of the Deal boatmen was not wanting at this critical moment. No soonQ: had the brig grounded, than Simon Pritchard, on5 of the many boatmen assembled along the beaoh, threw off his coat and called out, Who will come. with me and try to save that crew ?, Instantly twenty men sprang forward, with "I will," "and I." But seven only were wanted; and running down a gallaj punt into the surf, they leaped in and dashed through the breakers, amidst the cheers of those on shore. Sow the boat lived in such a seu. seemed a miracle; but in a few minutes, impelled by the strong arms of thesg gallant men, she flew on and reached the stranded ship, catching her on the top of a wave;" and in lest than a quarter of an hour from the time the boat left the shore, the six men who composed the crew of the jollier were landed safe on J Walmer Beach. A nobler instance of indomitable courage and disinterested leroism on the part of the Deal boatmen, brave though they are always known to be, perhaps cannot be cite(; and we have pleasure in placing it on record.—S&f'Help. London Cabs.—Cab manufacture in London is I an important branch of tride; for on the first day of the present year there Wire as many as 6,017 cabs licensed at Somersot-hoifee, which would probably give 700 or 800 new ones a year. Hansoms being fast-travelling, and expressly suited for the impatient man of business, as well at pleaaanter to travel in on a fine day, are in much grater demand than the old- i'asnioned four-wheelers. In the day-time, particu- larly, Hansoms are to be seen hurrying along, and there are several proprietors who do not keep the closed ones in their yarc^. What was said of the drivers holds good of ther animals. There are hun- dreds of poor, wretched lacks, which ought have oeen t&'ksu to the knacker's long sdnce, while there are othsr really sound horses, vhich are worth .£2001: £ 25. Not long since, one tool the writer a fifty miles' journey in the country letweon two in the after- noon and nine at night, and then went back to his stable with a go" of many more miles. I That was a specimen of tb.A higher grades of cab 1 horses; but &e never did aiy other work, and is not at I all exceptional. They are generally about five or six I years old when introduced to this life. London traffic, j however, is of a very trying and exhausting nature; j so that the Hansom horse usually closes his career in this line in about three years. Hansoms knock up much earlier than the four-wheelers, although they generally have a better class animal. In the shafts of the latter, a horse may last five years; when bought, their price varies from X8 to .£10, and up to t' £ 20 and .£25. When the animal has been fairly i worked out in this line, he often departs for the country, there to be put to any quiet life, his late owner, perhaps, making ^85 out of him. If a cab is only worked during the day, it wants two horses; but if it is going day and night, there must be a relay of three. According to this calculation, it may be esti- mated that there are some 15,000 cab-horses in the metropolitan district. Fortunately, it is for the in- terest of the master that he should keep them in pretty good condition, or they would get worked off their legs. A respectable owner stated that his weekly allowance per horse was a sack of oats, a truss and a half of hay, and a truss of straw, besides I which there is a charge of, say, fourteenpence for j shoeing.-The Working ltfan. "More Copy.Once in August, wet and dreary, [ sat this writer, weak and weary, o'er a memorandum- j book of items, used before-book of scrawling head- notes, rather-items, taking days to gather them, j in hot and sultry weather (using up much time and f leather), pondered we these items o'er. While we conn'd them, slowly rocking (through our minds queer ideas flocking), came a quick and nervous knocking— knocking at the sanctum door. Sure, that must be f Jinks," we mnttered-" Jinks, that's knocking at your > door; Jinks, the everlasting bore." Ah, well GO we remind us, in the walls which they confined us, the t exchanges lay behind us, and before us, and around f us, and all o'er the floor." Thinks we, Jinks desires, to borrow some newspapers till to-morrow, and I 'twill be relief from sorrow to get rid rid of Jinks, the bore, by op'ning wide the door." Still, the visitor kept knocking—knocking louder than before. And the scattered piles of papers cut some rather curious ¡ capers, being lifted by the breezes coming through the door; and we wished (the wish was evil, fo? one deemed always civil) that Jinks was to the d—1, to stay i there evermore; there to find his level-Jinks, the ¡ nerve-destroying bore. Bracing up our patience firmer, ¡ then, without another murmur: "Mr. Jinks, your pardon, your forgiveness, we implore. But the I fact is, we wera reading of some curious proceeding, and thus it was, unheeded your loud knocking there before." Here we opened wide the door. Bat phancy, now, our pheelinks—for it wasn't Jinks, the bora— nameless Jinks, for evermore. But the form that | stood before us, caused a trembling to coma o'er us, I and memory bore us back again to days of yore; daya when items" were in plenty, and where'er thia writer went he picked up interesting items by the score; j 'twas the form of our young "devil," in an attitude uncivil; as he thrust his head into the open door, with "The foreman's out o' copy, sir!—and says he j wants some more!" Yes, like Alexander, wanted "more." Now, this "local" had already walked about j till nearly dead-he had sauntered through the city i till his feet were very sore—walked the thoroughfare called Dauphin, and the by-ways running off into the portions of the city both public and obscure; had ex- amined store and cellar, and had questioned every "feller" whom he met, from door to door, if anything I was stirring — any accidents occurring—not pub- lished heretofore and met with no success; we would rather kinder guess he felt a little wicked at that ugly bore, with his message from the foreman, that he wanted something more." "Now, it's time you were departing, you young scamp!" cried we, upstarting; "get you back into I the office where you were before—or the words which you have spoken will get your bones all broken (and we seized a cudgel, oaken, that was lying on the floor); take your hands out of your pooketa, aad leave the sanctum door) tell the foreman there is no copy, you ugly little bore." Quoth the devil, ''Send him more." And our devil, never sitting, still is flitting, still ia flitting back and forth upon the landing, just outside our sanctum door. Tears adown his cheeks are stream- ing—strange light from his eyes is beaming—Ma voice is heara, still screaming, "Sir, the foreman wants some I morel" And our SOBI, pierced with that screaming, I is awakened from its dreaming, and has lost the peace ful feeling it experienced before: for the fancy which comes o'er us, that each reader's face before UeJ, bears the horrid words—" We want a little more!" Words upon their foreheads glaring, "Your funny column needs a little more! "—New Britain Record. Anecdote of the Duke of "Wellington.—In the winter of 1847 the wife of an industrious black- smith in Essex resolved to knit a pair of- mittens for the Daks of Wellington, aashe had to ask his grace a favour, to which the gift was to be introductory. The mittens were received at Apsley.house, and the dake wore them the same day at the Horse Guards, showing them with a smile to his military colleagues there, and desiring that the honest dame's request might be immediately attended to. She stated that her husband had the honour of being one of his grace's soldiers, and that he had had the misfortune of recently losing his Waterloo medal, which he had always worn on the anniversary of his marriage. She stated ^that this was again approaching, and that she would ever feel deeply grateful if the duke would allow another medal to be issued, as the loss had seriously affected her poor husband's spirits. She would only further trespass on his grace to solicit that the medal should be sent^to her privately, as she wrote without her husband's knowledge, and wished to give her partner an agree- able surprise on the arrive! of the wedding day. This was speedily approaching, but the poor wife had received no medal. She accordingly ventured to address a second letter to the duke, which waa very Eoon known at the HorsG Guards, from his grace arriving in a towering passion, dashing the letter on the table, and demanding to know why his orders had been neglected. The whole matter had been over- looked. An instant request was made to a gentleman connected with Essex to enquire if the claim was a correct one. This proving to be the case, the medal was dispatched_without delay, but whether in time for the nuptial day ia uncertain.—The Gentleman's Magazine.
WILLiS AND BEQUESTS.
WILLiS AND BEQUESTS. The will of General George Powell Higglnson, colonel of the 94th Foot, of Wilton-crescent, Belgrave- square, waa proved in London, on the 5th ult., by his son, Mr. George Wontworth Alexander Higginson, the acting executor, power being reserved to his relict, the Eight Hon. Lady Frances Elizabeth Higginson, daughter of the first Earl of Kilmorey. The gallant general had greatly distinguished himself in several engagements, and was for many years a stair officer, and attained to the age of 78, and died April 19, 1866, at Cannes, in France. His will is dated August 27, 1832, and a codicil oa the 9th of October follow- ing. He bequeaths to his relict, Lady Frances, his plate, furniture, and effects at his reEidence, i Wilton-crescent, and a life interest in the bulk of his property; and leaves her ladyship the residue of his property absolutely; and upon her decease, bequeaths all his shares in the Sun Fire and Life Offices to his daughter Frances and also, on the decease of her ladyship, leaves to each of his two daughters £ 10,000. He devises his estate and residence, The Crofts, at Great Marlow, Bucks, to his son, the said George W. A. Higginson, but charged with the pay- ment of an annuity of £ 200 during the life of Lady Frances. The will of Sir Brook Kay, Bart., late of Belvedere, Erith, formerly of Dover, Cheltenham, Sherborne, and some time residing at Avranches, France, was proved in London, on the 5th inst., by the acting executors 'n. and trustees, Mr. Henry Tylee, Easex street, Strand, and Mr. William Algernon Kay, power being reserved to the other executors and trus- tees, Lady Kay, the relict, and Mr. Edmund Hink'nson. The testator was formerly m the naval service of the East India Company, and ir descended, maternally, from Sir Brook Watson, M. TL Mavor of London, and from wnom tae tew'rifffiwd by patat..Sir Broot K«y was twiTmarried, and leaves a family, and is succeeded by his son, now Sir Brook Kay, Bart. Ike testa or dfed, May 16, at the age of 86, having executed ma will April 12, 1854, and a codicil,i^ov. 14 lo59. Sir Brook has bequeathed to his wiaow, Lady Kay, ail his furniture, books, pictures, &c., absolutely, and leaves to her ladyship a life interest to ba derived from his estates in Middlesex, and Sherborne, Dorset, and his shares in the Sun Fire Office and stock in Scotch mines; the capital, at her decease, to ba divided equally amongst her younger children—his eldact son, now the baronet, being amply provided for under the will o £ Ms uncle (the testator's brother), i gir Wm, Kay, B?.rt>,■—Illustrated London News.
Derbye hys Straite Fytte.
Derbye hys Straite Fytte. We go," Lord Darbye sayd, "I wot, To battel at short call. Sirrah, what armour hast thou got To harness me withal ? Some newer mail I fain wolde trye (An ytt were not too deere) a Than this, which hath bsene layinge In halle these seven long years.' Lo here," my lord," Disraeli said, I With standard on ytts cre8t8, The helmet for your lordschipp's head; Thys corselet for youre breasto And here, syr, is your gorget, too, Your cuissea eke," sayd hae, And all the rest, in order due, To arm you cap-a-pie." The stout Earl of Derbye dyd strains Rys armour old to don; But ytt aside so long hadd laine, He colde not gett ytt on. His hauberk now dyd pinch him sore, (Ytt was all over rust); Hys steel hose met not as of yore, And otherwhere they bust. G ramercy, thys is alle too tyght; Thou art a sorry knave. In these thinges I can never fight," Syr, they bae all we have." Colde none be bought, or hadd for hire, Of any larger kinde ? Syr, they are, as I'ma your true squier, The beste that I colde finde." Well, try an they will buckle to, Sith 'twill no better bee; And wee wyll see what we can doo," Sayd then the Lord Derbye. Now, good Seynt George, stretch thou the mayle Thatt I have soe outgrowne, And then, perchanco, I shall nott fay la Some while to hold myne own."
Oft in the Chilly Night.
Oft in the Chilly Night. Oft in the chilly night Ere slumber's chain hath bound me, I puil the blankets tight, And tuck them clase around ins. Yet often still Feel dreadful chill Without of warmth a token, From bitter winds. ^Through tatterld blinds Ana window-shutters broken So iu the chilly night, Ere slumber's chain hath bound I ptai the blankets tight »• And tuck thelll close around me When I remsmber all The times in wintry weather, That sheets and blankets faU F.wm off my couch together I really dread To go to bed, Lest after some hours' doziu', Without Ii. qaiifc, I'd waken "kilt," And find myself half-frozen. So in the chilly night Era slumber's chain hath bound me, I pull the blankets tight, And tuck them close around me.
A Dangerous Habit.
A Dangerous Habit. The man who rushed np Alma's height Agaiust the Russian's gathered might, Fought bravely for old England's right. And yet he enters deadlier strife, With greater danger to his life, Who eats his green peas—with his knifa. A OIIAJIGE Or EOSKING." —The Scotch papers retail a story about a cow, which, being inMoatrose the other day, suddenly dashed up the stebs of tàe. gaol, and battered to be let in. Of course, a Scotch moft could not comprehend a novel idea, and ill-used the noiv, instead cf reverencing her feelings. The cow baa infringed the Rinderpest laws, and came to give heraelt up. What a touching proof of the progress of intelligence among the inferior creation! But tha world knows nothing of its greatest cows. If this poor anunal has not been killed, we advise the Montrose folk to looii after her, for she has evidently a deal more sense than the framera of the regulations she had broken, and which have driven daft half tha farmers m the kingdom. TnE WAR IN THE PAHIC. —(From our own Cor- respondent.) The Bohemian Cavalry has not operated m fey^e-park with more success than at Konigsgratz. It has made a variety of offensive demonstrations, but a coup that was claimed for it, the overthrow of the horse of the Crown Prince of England, was due to Irish daaii. The Bohemian Cava.lry has now received a severe discouragement, a corps of observation, selected from the Black Crushers, who neither give nor take quarter, having been sent to watch, and, if necessary, capture the Bohemians. A PASSING THOUGHT. —At Princess Helena's mar- riage, the Court authority Eays, "Nona of Prince Christian's male relatione were able to attend. Con- sidering what the bride's brother has done for Mr, Pdols, ^0 should h&ve thought that he might have made tins possible, even at three months—— But it is no business of ours. May the bride be happy. BEALES WITHIN BEALES. as the House rose on ThureQay, Sir Roundell Palmer introduced a Bill in reference to the Qualificationsfof EavisingBarristere. The first clause, we understand, is this:—"That no revising batrister shall, at a public meeting, denounce any gentleman as a vile caitiff." Mr. Edinond Beale?, we hea.r, means to-oppose the measure, when he, shall have finished cutting off eomebody's head at White- hall.
Proverbial Foolosophy. CasHes in the air have no foundation but in some delusive schemes you will find abasement. Limited companies corrupt good manners, for they never return a call. The way to make a hole in your income is to pay a large rent. The largest tin-tacks must be the income-tax, for that's a regular nailer! Resignation is a virtue that is often made a nZCÐa- eity of in the political world. ERIGEAUMATIC. BATHEE, After Dr. Johnson. If a man who makes a pun Would a pocket pick, then Fun Argues he who picks the one Thinks he only makes a pun. ON RECENT ASSEMBLAGES IN TEAFALG-AS-TQLA2E Though some by force would clear the space, Such steps would ecarce be fair; There's no sedition in the ca.se For all is "on the square. A POOK CON-SOL-ATION. number salmon and salmon trout are reported to have been found dead in the Sol way, the cause of death being conjectured to ba sunstroke. Of course, poor things, being in the Sol- way thev couldn't get out of the way of Sol. ODD THOUGHTS BY AN OLD FOGY. is A foolish youth who j. taketh the ruddy colour froni hit cheeks and putteth it into the bowl of his m-er schaum.—Whist was only invented to give two riprsV^ the opportunity of saying disagreeable things to two other persons seated opposite. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES IN IXE, has bee- sewn up by the Prussian needle-sun V klVoS'SS *8 f Indian order like the man^n is a night-companion of the star £ ecause ns A teOVEPJSIGN liiEJIEDY 0^.7-. CATTLE, pound. S OI' FACES IN THE F i
t- Sd^e? £ ay Hilary Allen was tried at the J Courij charged with perjury. It- will J" • fcs&eted that this woman charged a Mr. Moseley rpt y ^saaltisg her in a railway carriage, ~e Iai3iV charge was established at the police- coart. ana this indictment was preferred against the ( Woman in consequence. The jury found her guilty, wuh an extraordinary recommendation to mercy. She wa.a sentenced to five years' penal servitude. The j Prisoner, oa hearing her doom, fainted in the dock.