A DREAM SKETCH. 1 A few evenings since I called to see my friend, Dr. Lord. After the news of the day had been discussed, and he had given me the details of a critical surgical operation which he had performed only the day before, he remarked that as I came in he had just been read- ing a few anecdotes Dr. Rush. And," said he, that relating to the subject of dreams called to mind an experience of my own. I do not pretend to say that there have not been dreams of surpassing wonder; but I am convinced that they are, after all, the result of operations of psychological laws, which, if properly understood, would render dreams as simple and easy of solution as are the phenomena of our waking senses. It will not do to cry out humbug against everything we cannot com- prehend nor do I believe it necessary to attach so much wonder and marvel to these unusual events. I can trace out and lay bare every nerve, muscle, ligament, 'artery and vein of the human body, and I can clearly demonstrate to my class in physIcal dynamics exactly how all these different parts of the body work. I can show how that wonderful net-work of nerves connects every part of the body with the brain; but when I am asked to show the connection between these nerves and the MIND, or WILL, I am at a loss. I can talk of the electric And, more subtle than nerve-matter, and more gross than mind; and by the galvanic battery I can demonstrate how this subtle agent can operate upon the musoles of the human body. But still, when we have reached the existence of this electric fluid, and clearly demonstrated its office, we are forced to stop. The grand power that sits upon the throne of the soul, and sends its mandates of will along the highways and byeways of the nervous system, is as far above our understand- ing as is the mystery of Eternity itself. "But enough of this. If I keep on much higher, I shall be very apt to find myself straying away into the realms of theology, and there I should certainly be lost. So I will tell you the story I had in mind when I spoke of Dr. Rush. "When I bad finished my medical studies-or, I should say, when I had graduated and received my diploma-I not only found myself very poor in health, but also very poor in purse. I was advised by one or two of the professors to take a little recreation before I settled down for practice. I was told that I had better travel. It was all very well to tell me this; but seeing that I had paid almost my last shilling to those very professors, I could not well see how I was to follow their advice. So I went home, thinking to spend a few weeks with my widowed mother, and arrange some satisfactory and feasible plan for the future. „ JL- In my native village was a manuiaoiuring nrm— Graves andHapgood—which had been established while I had been in college. Hapgood had been my play- mate and schoolmate in other years, and was still my warm friend; and when I told him, in the course of common conversation, how I was situated, he informed me that he had just the thing for me. He could put me in the way of travelling for both health of body and health of purse. He and his partner had just ob- tained a patent. It was a grand thing—a thing needed by every farmer-and if I would accept an agency for the disposal of town and county rights, he was confident I should make a good thing of it. At first the idea did not strike me favourably; but after much reflection I determined to try it. The firm allowed me to select my own ground, and when my decision had been made, they furnished me with the necessary certificate, and I started off on my travels. I had nothing to do with selling the manufactured article. I only sold the right to manufacture and vend, taking a single machine along with me that I might demonstrate its virtues. Had I possessed money of my own I should never have sucoeeded in such a business; but my poverty spurred me to exertion, and I did well. In less than three months, in addition to some < £ 2,000 which I had remitted to the firm from time to time, I brought nearly Xl,000 home with me when I returned. The next day, in my study, I completed my ao. counts, and made a pile of the bills and notes which were due to the firm, and having cut a strip of paper about half an inch wide, I folded it round the pile in the form of a band, and secured it -with a. wafer. Then I leaned back in my chair and wondered what I would do if all that money were mine. What volumes of valuable books should adorn my library; and what splendid oases of surgical instruments I would buy! I would have the most complete assortment of knives, and saws, and forceps, and machinery for reducing dis- locatiens and setting broken bones, that ever was. And from this my imagination wandered forward to the great times that were to come -when my name should be a household word, and when, far and near, people should send for me whenever a capital case in surgery was to be performed. I was in the midst of this day-dream when my mother came to my deor and asked me to walk with her in the garden, and thus I was engaged for, perhaps, fifteen or twenty minutes. I was just think- ing of going to overhaul some old newspapers which were piled away in my own room, when it occurred to me that I had left the pile of notes upon my desk, and I made all haste back to my study to take care of it. I entered, and looked where I had laid it, and it was not there! With strangely excited nerves and a palpitating heart, I looked into every nook and corner; but the money was not to be found. I called my mother, and asked her if she bad been into my study. She had not. I searched again, this time over- hauling every book and paper in and about my desk, and poking into every reoess in the apartment; but with no better result than before. "What could have become of the money? My study was on the lower floor, is a corner of the build- ing, with one window looking out upon the street, and another looking out into the garden. The sashes were not fastened down, and the curtains were up. Some one in the street or in the garden must have seen me counting the money, and had slipped into the room during my absence, and stolen it. This was not only the conclusion I arrived at, but it was supported by reason and evidence. I put on my hat and overcoat and hurried out; and until night came on I searched up and down the streets for the robber. I cannot tell you what were my feelings as I laid my head upon my pillow that night. I was utterly miserable, and almost wished that I might die if I did not find the monev. On the following morning I made another unsuc- cessful search in my study, and then, with spirits about as low as human spirits can be, I went to see Messrs. Graves and Hapgood. In a very few words I told them what had happened; and though they tried to cheer me, yet I fancied that I could detect in their manner a suspicion that it was not all as I represented. The loss was advertised, and a reward offered for the recovery of the money. I went home, and for three days I was sick. If it had been my own money that I had lost I should have cared not so much; but the fear haunted me that people would think I had used the funds myself, and that fear took away my appetite for food, and kept me awake when I should have been asleep. On the following Monday, tired and worn, I sought my bed at an early hour, and fe.l asleep very shortly after I had touched the pillow. I slept more soundly than I had slept before for a week, and as I slept I dreamed. I dreamed that I tad gone out and walked with my mother in the garden, an^rth^^Ja3 W ing to go up into my own room Mr. Jvew™e and asked if I could let him have the I held in my hands belonging to him. I told him **d asked him to follow me. I went to my study, moved a chair to the wall, and having got up°n I ° £ ed up and opened a small oupboard that had been let in by the side of the chimney, and twk the money out from beneath an old book, and handed it to him..tie counted it-found it all right, and went away. "I awoke, and heard the clock strike twelve, and my first impulse, as soon as my senses were fully aroused, was to arise and go to my study; for the dream had been so direct, and so seemiBgly real, that I was determined to test its significance. I lighted my lamp, and descended to the study. The lower shelves of the narrow cupboard could be reached from the floor; but the upper shelf was so high that I had to get upon a chair to reach it handily. I placed the chair against the wall and stood upon it, and when I held the lamp to the upper ahelf I saw the book-an old account book—jaat as I had seen it in my dream. I lifted the book, and beneath it I found the package of bank-notes. They were secured by the wafered band, and seemed all rirht. With a thrill ef joy I grasped them, and hurried to my desk, where I counted them. They were all there. It took me some little time to satisfy myself that I was not dreaming still; and I am sure you would laugh if I were to tell you of the ridiculous measures I took to assure myself that I was awake. But I succeeded m deciding the question at length; and then I went back to my bed, and went to sleep with the money under my pillow. 1 In the morning I told my mother of my discovery and of the wonderful manner in which I had been led I to it; and then I asked her if it was not possible that o she had accidentally, in clearing up my room, put the g money into that cupboard Her answer was not only a f very explicit negative, but she asked me if I did not r know that she was not in my room from the time of r my counting the money until I missed it. Of course, t my mother could not have done it; and, of course, I a was sure that I could not have done it. c "Very early the next morning I took the money and carried it to Mr. Hapgood; and when I had explained j AD him how I had found it, he joined with me in de- 1 daring that it was very wonderful; and when we had ] tiscussed the matter in all its bearings we came to the ] conclusion, or, at least, I came to the conclusion, that c the thief, when he found that the loss was advertised, ] and that the numbers of the bank-notes were given, was afraid to attempt to pass them, and that he had found opportunity to enter my study a second time and place them where I had found them. But how had my dream led me to that cupboard ? I was not willing to accept the old idea that a super- natural agency had been at work for me. I knew there were abnormal states, or spheres, in which the mind of man possesses wonderful powers; but I could not believe that the human mind could reach events entirely separate from all material connections. That is I believed that human knowledge could not fasten itself upon a fact entirely above and beyond the reach of some one of the common senses of human nature. And yet this dream, and its results, seemed for a time to rear an insoluble marvel against my philo- IOphy. One day, about two weeks after the finding of the money, as I happened to be at the office of the manufacturers, Mr. Hapgood asked me for some particular items of figures which I bad rendered in our settlement. I had given him a full statement in detail, which he had lost. I told him that I had made some rough figuring upoa a scrap of paper, from which I had perfected the account I had given him; and if that paper could be found, I could draw up another statement of items from it. When I went home I sat down at my desk and searched the drawer and pigeon-holes for the memoranda in question, but could not find it. I rested my brow upon my band and set my thoughts to work, and at length I re- membered that I had made those figures upon the blank leaf of an old account-book that had been lying upon my desk at the time. But where was the book now ? I pondered again, and presently the clue led me to an opening and unravelling of the whole mvsterv.. I remembered now very clearly that i nad set down the items of my sales upon a leaf of that old book, and also that with my pocket-scissors I had cut the strip from one of those leaves with which I had bound the bank-notes. And then I remembered that when my mother called me I took the book from my desk and tossed it upon the upper shelf of the cup- board; but at the time my mind was so full of the day-dream of new books and glittering surgioal instru- ments, that the act had no place in my thoughts. It was one of those involuntary acts which we are all liable to perform. Having remembered this much, I went to the cupboard and took down the book, and found it to be the very one under which I had found the missing bank-notes. I examined the lower cover of the book, and found adhering to it a bit of wafer. How clear the whole thing was now, and how easily I could call to mind all the circumstances. When I commenced my day-dream, I was holding that book in my hand, and as I became more absorbed, I let it fall upon my desk. It had fallen upon the package of bills, and a section of the damp wafer, which the end of the band did not entirely overlap, had adhered to it; and when I took it up and threw it into the cupboard, the money went with it. Thus you see, after all, my wonderful dream was but the creation of what I please to oall an abnormal memory. On that Monday night, when I had become so tired and weary of thought that I could think no more, I went to sleep and forgot my perplexity, and then it was that the inner sense, freed from the burden of fretful conjecture, caught the thread of forgotten facts, and opened the way to a solution of tt"The>1thousand and one flreama that disturb our slumbers with ridiculous fancies are the result of a disordered stomach. The great pneumogastric nerve, connecting the whole digestive apparatus with the brain, is apt to be very insinuating when we have eaten what we ought not to eat. But those dreams which have connection with the affairs of life, and which lead the mind to a discovery of things hidden from the waking senses, are really the results of an effort of the mental faculties to throw off a burden, and when the many misdirected thoughts and oross- purposes of the mind in its normal state are shut out by the closing up of the outer windows, the more aotive of the inner faculties, both perceptive and reflective, still retaining a hold upon the studies of the day, go at work to some purpose, and things forgotten amid the whirl of a thousand waking fancies are now remembered." Bnt," said I, how do you account for some of those dreams by which people have been forewarned of events to come." I account for them by the same coarse of reason- ing," replied the doctor. We are all in the habit of foretelling events. We reason from cause to effect. Sometimes we are wrong, and sometimes we are right. And in case of the dreams of which you speak, probably where one hits the truth, ten thousand fail, but the ten thousand are forgotten, while the one is remembered as a wonderful thing, but in all proba- bility there was nothing wonderful about it. Some tokens or signs pointing to the coming event, which had met the observation, but had failed to impress the normal memory, were in that abnormal state, caught up by the faculties that were busy in the dream-work, and thus, while reason slept, intuition perceived^ the sign, and jumped at once to a rational conclusion.
EPITOME OF NEWS. At the Surrey sessions held last week only one person was described as of superior education. The mortality is increasing at Amiens. On Mon- day 46 deaths from cholera were reported. Marshal O'Donnell has arrived at Biarritz. After remaining there some time he intends visiting the theatre of military operations in Germany. The French Academy have selected as the sub- ject for the prize poem of next year The Death of President Linooln." Eton School will close for the autumn vacation on Friday, the 3rd of August. The holidays will last about seven weeks. The United Service Gazette regrets to learn that the unfortunate officer, Lieutenant St. John Charles Shawe, D Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, who was so severely wounded by a panther at Chindwarah, in the Central Provinces of India, has since died. The largest income of a Bostonian is that of Mr. Royal E. Robbins, treasurer of the American Watch Company, who is assessed for 377,000 dollars. In New York, the largest income assessment is that of A. T. Stewart, the dry-goods merchant—4,780,000 dollars. Some sensation was created in the sporting world on Tuesday by Mr. Jacques, of Tooting, under- taking to drive his pony (barely 13 hands high) a dis- tance of 50 miles in four hours, which he accomplished on the Croydon-road in three hours and 40.11 minutes. The Case of Whipping a Child to Death.- The New York Herald says Mr. Lindsley, the clergy- man at Medina who whipped his child to death be- cause he would not say his prayers, has been released on 10,000 dols. bail, but is afraid to leave the gaol. As a Greenwich wherry went off to a Graves- end steamer to receive passengers on Tuesday, in the eagerness of a waterman, named Boxer, to fasten the head of his boat to the gunwale of the steamer, owing to the swell caused by the paddle-wheel he fell over- board and was drowned. Margaret White, in the employ of Mr. E. Sykes, Bromley, was feeding a bark-cutting machine on Mon- day, when a piece of bark became doubled up, and her left arm was caught between the machinery and fear- fully crushed. Her screams brought assistance, and a surgeon was called in, who amputated the arm at the shoulder-joint. The New Queen's Counsel.-It is understood that the only gentlemen of the" Outer Bar who will have the honour of" Silk" conferred upon them will be Mr. Charles Pollock and Sir George Sony man, of the Home Circuit; Mr. W. A. Mundeil, of tee Midland Circuit; and Mr. J. Dickenson, of the Chancery Bar. 1 A Fall of Ice.-Messrs. Hutchison and Co., of o Kirkcaldy, say in a circular issued on Saturday:— t 'This week the drought and heat continued until a Friday afternoon, when a severe thunderstorm passed I jver us; a little rain fell, but not sufficient for the r jrass and crops. In some parts hail and pieces of ice 6 fell in considerable quantity. Our cereal crops must I aow be very defioient in bulk of straw. Immediate < rain would revive grass and turnips." The fall of ice ] thus referred to has been so serious over several ] square miles near Kirkcaldy that farmers declare their ] crops to be more than half destroyed. Marriage in High Life.-On Wednesday morn- ing the Right Hon. the Earl of Sefton, Lord-Lieu- tenant of Lancashire, was married in St. George's, Hanover-square, to the Hon. Miss Jolliffe, only unmar tied daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Hylton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Cecil Wynter, rector of Gatton, near Reigate, the bride being given away by her father, and the bridegroom's best man being Colonel F. H. Bathurst, of the Coldstream Guards, late M.P. for South Wilts. The breakfast took place at Lord Hylton's in Stratton-street, and at two o'clock the Earl and Countess of Sefton were to leave for Rook's Nest, Godatone, Surrey. Among those present were the Earl and Countess of Stafford, the Earl and Countess of Derby, Viscount and Vis- countess Enfield, &o. &c. The Public Health.—For the past week the births registered in London and twelve other large towns of the United Kingdom were 3,955; the deaths registered 2,846. The annual rato of mortality was 24 per 1,000 persons living. In London the births of 969 boys and 981 girls, in all 1,950 children, were registered in the week. In the corresponding weeks of ten years, 1856-65, the average number, corrected for increase of population, was 1,896. The deaths registered in Lon- don during the week were 1,292. It was the 27th week of the year, and the average number of deaths for that week was, with a correction for increase of population, 1,269. The annual rate of mortality in the week was 22 per 1,000 in London, 24 in Edinburgh, and 20 in Dublin, 21 in Bristol, 17 in Birmingham, 38 in Liver- pool, 29 in Manchester, 30 in Salford, 25 in Sheffield, 36 in Leeds. 18 in Hull, 23 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 25 in Glasgow. The rate in Vienna was 30 per 1,000 during the week. A Young Lady Drowned from a Steamer. -The outward voyage of the steamer Prince, which eft Hull for Dunkirk early on Sunday morning, was narred by a very sad occurrence. About eight o'clock In the evening the passengers were startled by a mdden call hard a-port," and on coming on deck bhey saw the life-buoy thrown overboard for a young Lady, about twenty-one or twenty-two years of age, who had just fallen overboard. Our informant, who writes from Dunkirk, says that the young lady in question belonged to Hnll. Daring the passage she had been very sea-sick. Not long before the alarm was raised she had been seen by the captain leaning over the side of the vessel on the bridge. He cautioned her bo be careful, lest ehe should fall overboard. Five or six minutes afterwards she uttered a scream, and it was found that she had fallen into the sea. Efforts were made to save her, but in vain. The reports from the moors of Swaledale and Wenaleydale augur ill for the coming grouse sea- son. The brooding hens, the watchers report, have died in great numbers, and the mortality is still con- tinuing at a frightful rate. The accounts from the Westmoreland and Durham moors are nearly as unfa- vourable. The disease which is so fatal in its results is locally termed a distemper; bnt the oause is supposed, and it is believed accurately, to be due to the severe weather in May last, which cheeked the tender shoots of the heather, upon which the birds so much depend for subsistence at that period of the year, and also for some time subsequently. The railway collision which occurred last week at Huddersfield appears to have been caused by neglect of signals. It seems that the mail train, which ran into the ordinary train, was close behind it at Bradley Station, where the tickets were collected, and shortly afterwards followed it to Hnddersfield. When the first train slackened its speed, and had got about fifty yards inside the distance signal, the guard jumped off and went down the line with a lamp, but he had only gone some thirty yards when the mail train came up and ran into the last carriages of the Loeds ttain. Two omrrisges had bess added to the train after tne guarcr'B ut it u atafcad that thev had the usual lamps at the end of the last oapin«g<?. The persons who were injured by the collision appear generally to be improving, and out of Rome four or five and twenty whose names have been ascertained, one of the most seriously injured is Mr. Edward Dawson, of Stable-street, whose collar-bone is broken; and also Miss Ann Proctor, Chapel-street; Miss Emily Moorhouse, Alpha-place, Ratcliffe ;_Mrs. James Haigh, Lock wood-road; and Miss Jane Firth, Rash- cliffe. who are confined to bed. Fraud by Horsecopers — Joseph Rowe (stable- man) was charged before the magistrate atSouthwark [ with obtaining the sum of .£110 from Lieut.-Colonel Green, C.B., of the 68th Regiment, under false pre- tences. The complainant went to see two horses at the King's Head Stables, High-street, Southwark, which were advertised. They were shown him by the prisoner, who said they belonged to his master. After inspecting the animals he paid to Mr. Turner X110 for the horses. Both Turner and the prisoner stated that the horses were perfectly sound in every particular. The next day the complainant took a veterinary sur- geon with him to examine the horses, when he found that they were almost worthless. They were certainly not worth more than £ 20. They were, however, in pretty good condition, and had been got up well enough to deceive a flat." Committed for trial. Numerous Deaths by Drowning.-Two boys, named Mills and Lyons, were bathing with some others in the River Aire, at Leeds, when Mills got out of his depth and was sinking. Lyons went to his rescue and was grasped by the drowning child, and both went down and were drowned. Their bodies were got out in a quarter of an hour after the acci- dent, and every means was employed to restore ani- mation. Two young men named Coltash and Cranston, travellers to a firm at Otley, were bathing in the River Wharfe on Sunday, when Mr. Cranston noticed that his friend was sinking. He went to the spot and endeavoured to save him, but he had got considerably beneath the surface, and could not be found. Cranston went on shore and gave an alarm, but two hours elapsed before the body was recovered. On the after- noon of the same day Thomas Rowley, 22 years of age, and Joseph Tong, 18, were bathing and playing in a ballast-hole near the railway at Bentley, when in the course of their struggles they fell suddenly into a deep hole, and, clasping each other, were drowned before assistance could be given. Two Lads Drowned.-On Friday evening two lads, John Allden and Isaac Giddy, aged respectively 16 and 13, lost their lives under the following circum- stances. The deceased, who were employed at Mr. Andrews's, saw-mills, James-street, Old Kent-road, went, after leaving their work. to the Surrey Canal, for the purpose of bathing, neither of them being able to swim. After being in the water a short time they began amusing themselves by ducking each other, and while doing so one of them got out of his depth, and in attempting to save himself seized the other and drew him after him, and both sank. An alarm was given, but some little delay occurred before any attempt was made, in consequence of a false alarm having been given the previous evening, and the persons in charge of the hatch thinking it was only a repetition of the scandalous conduct. On the deceased being got out, they were conveyed to Mr. Harling's, the Britannia, Britannia-road, near the hatch. Dr. Anderson, ef the Old Kent-road, was sent for, and attended, and every means was resorted to to restore animation, but without success. When the sad intel- ligence was communicated to the mothers of the de- ceased (both widows, one residing in James-street, and the other in Hatcham-road, Old Kent-road) they were, as might be expected, almost broken-hearted. Mr. George Hudson and the North.Eastern Railway Company.-The long-pending suit be- tween Mr. George Hudson, formerly M.P. for Sunder- land, and the North-Eastern Railway Company, has been decided in the Rolls Court in favour of Mr. Hudson. Mr. Hudson was the owner of the Whitby estate, which was vested in Wtees, but the North- Eastern Railway Company hell a mortgage for £ 14 000 on it. They discharged the claim of the trustees, and taking the estate into their possession expended considerable sums of money in improving it In the covenant was a clause that it tha mortgage was not paid off within a certain tinn tho company were to be entitled to claim £ 50,000. In his decision the Master of the Rolls held that the covenant to pay £ 50,000 on the failure to repay the £ 14,0u0 was in the nature of a penalty, and could not be enforced, and ordered R36,000 of the olaim of the company, with all the interest, to be struck out of their account. He also held that the conveyance from the trustees was a mere release of the property, and did not place the railway company in the place of trustees, but that they still remained as mortgagees, and had no right to ex- pend money in the improvement of the estate. He ordered the expenses of these to be struck out, thus reducing the claim of the company against Mr. Hudson by upwards of £ 50,000. The result, it is said, leaves the company indebted to Mr. Hudson about jg40,000. The Conversion of Muzzle into Breech Loaders.—The supplementary estimate of the sums required to provide for the estimated excess of the army expenditure for the year endiag 31st March, 1867, beyond the ordinary grants for the year 1866-67, for the conversion of muzzle-loading small arms into breech-loaders, has just been issued. The amounts are:—Vote 12.—Manufacturing Departments: Royal laboratory and small arms establishments, £ 140,000. Vote 13.—Warlike Stores, &o.; Small arms, £ 105,000. Total, £ 245,#00. The visitors to the South Kensington Museum during the past week was: On Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, free, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 9,522; on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (admission 6d.), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1,636; National Portrait Exhi. bition by payment, 1,885—total, 13,043. Average of corresponding week in former years, 10,881. Total from the opening of the museum, 6,163,134.
THE HYDE-PARK DEMONSTRATION. A considerable amount of mild excitement existed in the metropolis on Monday, as the time drew near for the intended Reform demonstration. At midday a notice was issued from Scotland-yard, signed by the chief commissioner, Sir Richard Mayne, announcing that the gates of Hyde-park would be closed against the public at and after five o'clock. This notice was very extensively posted throughout the city and suburbs. Up to a late hour in the afternoon the committee appointed to carry out the arrangements in reference to the intended demonstration in Hyde-park were engaged at the office of the Reform League, Adelphi- terrace, Strand, in finally settling the details to be observed by the several branches. The authorities in Scotland-yard continued firm in adhering to the in. struotions issued by Sir R. Mayne, and it was evident that every possible measure would be taken to prevent the meeting. Among the various notices posted on the walls the following rather extra-official bulletin attracted considerable attention. Meeting in Hyde-park. "Whereas, from information I have received, it appears that certain persons have wilfully and mali- ciously dared to get possession of opinions, and incite others to think for themselves-at all times an opera- tion dangerous to the established order of things and to cast-iron policemen in particular; and, Whereas, such persons, instead of being content with the glorious privilege of being allowed to live within the limits of my jurisdiction, have dared to call upon others of the order to meet together, and ex. press their opinions in a public manner; and, Whereas, it is contrary to the regulations of Soot- land-yard, that anyone should possess an opinion of his own, such possession being unlawful and felonious, and sealing to my welfare (the public weal being of secondary importance). This is to give Notice.—1. That no person shall hereafter think for himself, speak for himself, or do anything for himself, or on account of any other person (except me), without a licence given under my my hand. 2. That no person shall go to the Hyde-park Meeting, or anywhere else within the limits of the Metrolepus, without a licence under my hand, and a notice thereof of 24 hours. 3. That no one shall be allowed to carry sand- wiches except the officers under my orders, who must parade in house-areas only. 4. That every male adult shall forthwith sign a declaration admitting that he derives from me alone the right to think, speak, eat, drink, live, or die within my jurisdiction, and all persons refusing obedience shall be used for practice upon in cutlass drill by the most inexperienced of my officers. 11 Provided, nevertheless, that such persons, upon a on his lances, and from the lords spiritual and tern- poral in sackcloth, be allowed in lieu thereof—To be shot in Hyde.park.-Given at our Bastille, in Soot- land-yard, this 20th day of July. "RICHARD MAIN-FORCE, Metropolitan Pole-axe." The following is a copy of a bill extensiveiy posted through the metropolis on Monday morning:- WANTED, 10,000 COSTERMONGERS, MOUNTED ON THEIR DONKEYS, To parade Rotten-row, to test the question as to whether this or any other portion of Hyde-park belongs to a class or the entire people. Vive le Jerusalem. From about three o'clock in the afternoon till after midnight the fashionable localities around Hyde-park were disturbed by scenes happily not often witnessed in this country. The park was closed against the people, and its broad walks and greensward were taken possession of by the civil and military authori- ties As will be seen from the following account, the good-humour and enthusiasm which prevailed during the earlier part of the evening changed to considerable violence, under which property was destroyed, and life and limb endangered. As there is an important question affecting public rights involved in the occur- rence, legal proceedings will immediately be taken r6]farly on Monday afternoon a notioe was extensively posted throughout London, signed by Sir Richard Mayne, stating that Hyde-park gates would be closed to the public at five o'clock, and at that time the gates were closed, and strong forces of police were stationed inside. The carriages being driven about the walks, and the thousands of persons strolling on the grass, were allowed to leave if they chose, but new ad- missions were rigorously refused. The crowds that collected from this time outside the railings were beyond numbering. At Hyde-park corner, along Park-lane, but particularly at the Marble Arch, where it was known entrance would be formally demanded, the people were wedged together in every direction, Oa the whole, it was a good-humoured crowd. Streams of well-dressed persons rendered Park-lane almost impassable, and a block would occur at each police-guarded-gate. It was generally pointed out that the windows of Mr. Disraeli's house at Grosvenor-gate were well pro- tected by stout wooden blinds on the outside. Before the Marble Arch, stretching away on either hand, and far up into Great Cumberland-street, stood one thick crowd of both sexes, whose safety was imperilled by the vehicles that had to force their passage through. The police were at first posted inside the gates, but a few mis- siles, now a stone and then a stick, were thrown, and the men were then marched outside. A line of ordinary policemen, in a semi-circle, stood before the gates, protected in front by mounted constables. The approach of the procession was signalled by the people beyond the Marble-arch, who caught sight of them coming down one of the side streets. As soon as the banners were seen a cheer was raised from ten thousand throats, and a space was opened for the leaderatopaeaalong to the gates. The procession, which had on their route maintained the finest discipline- was headed by a couple of carriages, the foremost containing Mr. E. Beales, Colonel Dickson, Mr. Geo. Brooke, and other prominent members of the Reform League. As Mr. Bealea and his friends neared the cordon of police before the gates the cheers increased, and hats were vigorously waved. With un- mistakable enthusiasm, but decently and in order, Mr. Beales and two or three friends were assisted from their carriage, and escorted towards the gate. Addressing the nearest mounted officer, Mr. Beales requested a quiet admittance to the park; the offioer told him he could not go in, and to Mr. Bealea ques- tion Why ?" he said, "I have authority to pre- vent you." Mr. Beales asked whogave him t authority ? and the reply was, "Our the Mr. Beales, remarking that the P"* if he property °f the PeoP'0'' j^ewah«i a tall policeman, would pass the hma of police, w^ into Mr< Beale's thrusting the end of ru<3eness than was neces- chest, punhed him There were loud cries of £ £ *pfciSterfereuce, and things be-anmto wear an alarmiag aspect, when Mr. Beales, sMll keeping his ground and apparently pressing hia right to ba admitted, was, so far as could be seen, collared by a couple of policemen, but cer- tainly subjected to such treatment that his coat was torn across the shoulder. During the confusion that prevailed one or two gentlemen had got within the line of police, and the officers were evidently so diBorganised that a slight effort on the part of the crowd would have broken their line completely. Colonel Dickson and Mr. Wolterton were both as- saulted by a policeman whose number is known, and the latter gentleman demanded the name of a mounted superintendent who refused him admittance to the park, which the policeman declined to give. The leaders of the Reform party thus repulsed stepped back into their carriages amidst loud cater- ing. As much of the procession as could be organised iR the dense mass, variously estimated at from a 100 to 200,000 persons, followed the carriages of the com- mittee towards Oxford-street, along which they pro- ceeded, gathering force as they went. Some idea of the procession may be gathered from the fact that when the first portion was turning into Pall-mall a large number were still in Piccadilly. Hearty cheers for the Prince of Wales were given on passing Marl- borough-house but upon nearing the Carlton Club the fragmentary disapprobation that had been expressed on passing the Wellington and Conservative Clubs be- came a perfect roar of hooting and groaning, which was not diminished when it was perceived that a small de- tachment of police were posted at the entrance. There was a general halt and cheering at the Reform Club. Another halt took place near the Guard a Memorial, and three cheers were given for Gladstone. The meeting in Trafalgar-square was brief, and the speeches were confined to the proposing and seconding of two resolutions. The first, proposed by Mr. Wright of Birmingham, and seconded by Mr. Mark Price of Manchester, urged the prosecution of lawful and con- stitutional means for the exteiasion of the franchise; the second, moved by Mr. Moir, of Glasgow, and seconded by Colonel Dickson, conveyed thanks to Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Bright, and others, for being faithful to the cause, while others had basely deserted it. These resolutions were carried with acclamation. While the main body of reformers were marching to Trafalgar-square, more exciting and less desirable pursuits engaged the attention of the crowds, who re- mained at Hyde-park. Eye-witnesses state that when the assemblage became aware that the policemen were determined not to admit them to the park consider- able indignation was experienced in consequence, and the feeling found vent in some quarters in personal encounters with some of the police, who seemed pre- pared to give and take hard knocks. A large portion of the crowd finding a forcible entry by the gate to be not altogether feasible moved westward, and in one bold dash smashed in the railings of the park in spite of the police who were there to prevent them, but who were either unable or unwilling to do so, and entered the park cheering vociferously, and waving hand- kerchiefs, shouted to those outside to follow them. The railings at Park-lane were destroyed in about the same time, and in a few minutes several thousands of persons had entered the park. Sir Richard Mayne and Captain Harris commanded the police inside the park. Encounters between the police and the mob became rife, the former using their truncheons freely, and the latter stones and other missiles, and before long several prisoners and wounded persons were removed. The mob hooted the police fiercely. In faot, the efforts of the latter instead of quelling the disturbance, seemed to have a contrary effect, and serious consequences were apprehendedp. when a detachment of Foot Guards, under the com- mand of Colonel Lane Fox, arrived. The moment the Guards appeared they were cheered enthusiastically by the mob, and in a short time they took position near the gate by the directions of their comander, and never once moved from it during the subsequent proceedings. A body of the Life Guards soon after arrived, and were cheered in a hearty manner. They, however, did not act in conjunction with the police in keeping the mob inside the park from going near the gate which was the scene of the disturbance, but galloped off to some other part of the park. When the police were left to themselves they were again pelted by and in turn attacked the mob, one or two of their number being unhorsed. After a series of charges against the mob the police were re- inforced by a second detachment of Foot GuardsE. who were drawn up in front of the gate, and who, with the first detachment, received orders to be in readiness to fire should it become necessary. En- reHHTlJrBU;iMiVf aniu^ISrattriy 'qaievu'uW w«ra when another body of Lvfe Guards augmented the soldiery, and combined to help in dispersing the people. The soldiers, still with bayonets fixed, on leaving the park shortly before twelve o'clock, were hooted by some thousands of miscellaneous spectators, and the Life Guards patrolling Park-lane were having a similar reception. That locality presented a most remarkable appearance. At short distances apart groups were collected around what had first seemed to be bonfires, but which were really flames issuing from the gaspipes, whioh had been broken off like straws when the railings were knocked down. By the ligne of these weird illuminations some hundreds of police. men, foot soldiers, and cavalry could be seen drawn up within the park. The Marble Arch entrance was guarded as closely as ever, for what purpose it was difficult to see, as civilians in large numbers had ob- tained entrance to the park. Later Particulars. TUESDAY MORNING, ONE O'CLOCK. Between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock the people quietly left the park, and in about half an hour later all the Guards and policemen had likewise marched off. Groups of a few hundreds of persons still remained in Oxford. street. Bayswater-road, and Park-lane, discuss- ing the ever ta of the evening. The extent of damage in Hyde-pai k ia very serious. The line of palisading from the Mar ile-arch to a distance of more than 200 yards along the Bayswater.road has been riven from the base and laid level with the ground. In Park. lane the same destruction has been completed, with little interruption, from the corner of Oxford-street to near Grosvenor. gate. The whole extent of palisading thus torn up will not be less than half a. mile. Con- siderable injury was done to the shrubs and flowers in the park, not, as it appears, wilfully, but by trampling after nightfall. This is not altogether the fault of the people, because, for two or three hours during the pro- ceedings, the police forced men through the shrub- beries and over the broken rails, instead of directing them through the gates. There is considerable difficulty in ascertaining either the exact number of prisoners, or the num- bsr of persons injured, and the nature of the hurts received. About fifty men are said to have been arrested by the police, and after being taken in the first instance to the Marble Arch were afterwards drafted, in small numbers, to the different police-stations. Many of them were decent- looking working men. Captain Harris and Superin- tendent Eccles, X division, are said to have been un- horsed. At one of the stations it was rumoured that a policeman had died from the injuries he received; another had his jaw broken, the missile breaking it being a ginger-beer bottle. Another constable was struck across one side of his neck with an iro^ bar. Great numbers were hit with stones, and had either slight faoe wounds or their nats were battered. Late at night the two hospitals, bt. Mary's, Paddington, and St. George fre" quant visits from women inquiring about re friends. Most of them had to go awayunaatianed. At St. Mary's only two parsons .ta7u to be tended. One was a man who bad received a scalp wound, and the other a woman who had been injured in a fall. More cases, and some of them of a more serious character, were taken to St. Georgei s. The last case was a man, who in attempting to escape from the nolice, had clambered over some iron rail- ing™ ^d L his too great hurry one of the spikes ran into his leg. Charges at the Police-courts. Long before the hour of commencing business on Tuesday morning a large number of persons assembled outside Marlborough-street Police-court, and aa soon as the doors were opened the court was densely filled. A great number of persons were brought up in custody, and charged with throwing stones, breaking the railings, and other disorderly conduct, and with assaulting the police. Many of the oases were summarily disposed of by Mr. Knox, the sitting magistrate, with a fine of forty shillings or one month s imprisonment, and some of the more serious cases with one, two, and three months, without the option of a fine. Some charges were also brought at other courts with a similar result. Throughout Tuesday considerable excitement pre- vailed in the park and neighbourhood, and in the evening the disturbances were renewed.