THE SUFFERERS IN CHICAGO. (To the Editor of the Moa.nouthshire Merlin) F DFAF, SIR,—I am in receipt of a letter from Mr. Joseph Media, Mayor of Chicago, of which the follow- ing is a copy, which I shall feel obliged by your insert- ing in your next paper Yours respectfully, JAMES N. KNAPP, United States Consular Agent. Consular Agencv of the United States of America, Newport, 7th February, 1872 COPY.] Chicago "Relief and Aid Society, Chicago, January 13th, 1S72. James N. Knapp, Esq., U. S. Consular Agent, Newport, Mon. DEA". SIR.—Through the Honorary Secretary, H. T. Parker. of London, I have received the kind subscription of our friends in Newport, amounting to £:8 in aid of oar sufferers by fire, together with the letter of the honourable Mayor, and your letter to Consul Davies at Cardiff, with a copy of the resolution adopted by the Council of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and the hon. secretaries note to you of October 26th last, which are Hiost gratefully acknowle ged. The sympathy of our brethren across the water is very dear to us. and onr people have been encouraged and cheered by the heartfelt expressions of our friends every- where. Will you please convey to the good donors to this fund for our relief, and to the Newport Chamber of Commerce. our profound appreciation of their good feeling and aid rendered tn behalf of our destitute, of whom we have even yet to provide for the daily wants of some ten thousand families, comprising about fifty thousand persons. Yours verv truly, (Signed) JOSEPH MEDIA, Mayor of Chicago.
PAPAL AND PROTESTANT BIBLES. (To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin.) DEAR SIR,—I am happy to see that the fears and complaints I expressed to you a fe'v weeks since, as to the apparent indifference of our Protestant friends and neighbours regarding the maligned character of our authorised version of the Bible, were groundless, and that four, at least, of them have come forward and shewn, by their earnest letters on the subject, that they are anything but indifferent. Although these letters are not all equally good and equally well written, I have read them all with much pleasure, especially that signed L. D. H. and I hope that if his letter be replied to (I do not say answered) that he will add a rejoinder. I have been asked repeatedly, since this correspon- dence or controversy commenced with the Benighted Maindee man, "What is the good of all this? You will irritate and annoy each other but as for converting or convincing, you never will." I am afraid therd is a good deal of truth in the .remark but, granting that it is quite true, that fact does not make it any the less a duty on the part of those who know the truth to declare it as opportunity may serve, to the best of their ability, even though experience does not encourage them to hope for conviction or conversion. But there are different degrees of success, and any friend of Truth may justly congratulate himself on having attained some degree, if he has so exhibited the truths of his own Faith and the errors of his opponent's, as to make that exhibition beneficial to lookers-on, though the opponent may have shielded himself so thoroughly with his prejudices as to remain untarnished by any weapon of argument or reason, however well aimed at him. I hope I shall be pardoned for remarking that it has occurred to me that there is an evil likely to arise from a controversy of this kind which ought to be care- rully watched and suppressed. I mean the losing sight, or partly losing sight of the great object we should have in vipw,—the promotion of Truth and the condemnation of Error,—bv the intrusion of self, the constant tendency of poor humanity to seize every opportunity of gratifying that craving for approbation and applause which is continually shewing itself by the egotism of the tongue or the pen. He is a wise and able man who has conquered this weakness and never shews it, for it is only by conquering it that he can hice it. Then it will be well for the advocates of truth to bear in mind that egotism in them is less excusable than it is in those who have not the strength and beauty of truth to rely upon let the latter gather up aad use as well as they can anything that comes in their way their work requires it all, but the friends of truth have not to stoop so low. I will take the liberty of addressing one remark to "No Surrender." The darkness and difficulty of a question is not a proof of the profound learning or the talent of the questioner by any means. Nothing is more easy than for a speaker or writer to ask questions which neither he nor any one else can answer and it is at best but a poor device which, instead of shewing the strengtli of the cause of the questioner and the weakness of that of the questioned, merely shews an aptitude for trickery. If you are asked fre. questions more, or anv other number, by your Benighted friend, consider whether they are worth answering before you trouble to do it. Dear sir, yours truly, JOHN" BULL, Jun. Newport, 3rd February, 1872.
--+- FREE MASONRY. (To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin.) SfR,—The Free Masons of Scotland have at present nnder consideration a proposal that the Lodges throughout the country should band themselves to- gether for the extension and enlargement of their general scheme of Scottish Masonic benevolence. That such an example should be followed by all the Masonic Lodges throughout the kingdom, would be denied by few good masons. Masonic Clubs (for so I may justly call them) are a body of men professedly united together for one pur- pose—assistance to Brother Masons in distress and, in my humble opinion, all clubs or societies not estab- lished upon this principle are worthless. To prove my assertions I add, copied from a newspaper, an article under the head "Modern Freemasonry." The follow- ing curious statistics were given by Mr. J. C. Par- kinson, at the Quarterly Court of the Masonic Boys' School:—"In round numbers, some forty thousand pounds are spent in Freemasonry every year, in London alone, and, with the exception of an independent sum of seven thousand pounds, which London contributes to the London Charities, what have we to sbow for this vast amount ? Leather and prunella.' Yes, Brethren, Masonic millinery absorbs more money than Masonic charity. Ribbons and white leather, medals and laces, jewels, collars, and aprons, silvering gilding, and show, represent a far larger expenditure than we bestow upon either the succour of the orphan, or the relief of the distressed. During the past twelve months more than six thousand certificates were issued by the Grand Lodge of England as a necessary con- sequence, more than six thousand aprons were bought, more than £ 7,000 was spent in this one item of Masonic adornment, and this by the new blood brought into the Craft in a single year. It is unnecessary to mul- tiply statistics. We all know the 200 Free Mason Lodges in London represent a heavy outlay, and we all know in which direction that outlav goes." The speaker, who is reported at length in the cur- rent number of the Freemason, argued from these figures, not that the expenditure of and in Free- masonry should be reduced, but that the benevolence of the Craft should be' rendered more extensive and far reaching." It is startling to read such an account of expendi- ture, and so little done for aged Masons. All Free Masons at 70 years of age and upwards should be the especial care of the Lodges. At three score years and ten man, by Holy Writ, is supposed to have finished his course upon earth. The fruit of true religion is doinrJ good —" Inasmuch as ye have doup it unto one •f the least of these, ye have done it unto Me." Ax OLD FREEMASON.
LOSS OF SIX LIVES, AND PARTIAL DESTRUCTION <M THE LUNATI': ASYLUM AT AISNE, THROUGH THE OF AN ORDINARY LUCIFER MATCH.—■" A melancholy catastrophe has just taken place at Aisne, resulting in the destruction of a great part of the exten- sive A-ylum. and the !o-s of six hves, It occurred through one o^ the inmates setting fire to his bed by igniting an ordinary match." This is another striding instance of the value of those matches (Bryant and May's), which light only (when so desired) on the b-x. 'p (1" ;9 SIMPSON'S CATTLE SPICE—THIS seasoning powder to sprinkle amongst the food for cows, calves, fatting cattle, sheen, pigs, and poultry, is the first article ever sold as Ca ttle Spice," an 1 ten tunes stronger than any imitation its wonderful effects are proved all over the world.—Sold retail in halfpenny packets, and sixpenny packets, by grocers, druggists, and corn dealers every. where, with the makers' trade mark and siguauuie, BREAL> AND PASTSY MADE EASY. A fair trial is aske.. for Simpson's li Clipper" 'Custard Flour, Egg Flour, ana Powder-three new and most excellent artH?1es. in larsre penr.v packets, and sixpenny boxes.—Sold by grocer-. druggists, and confectioners everywhere. Simpson and Co. (sole manufacturers), Chiswell-street, London. BBOWX'S. BRONCHIAL TKOCIIES, for the cure of Coughs Colds. Hoarseness. Bronchitis, Asthma, Catarrh, or any irrita- tion or soreness of the throat, are now imported and sold in this country at Is. lid. per box, put up in the form of a lozenge. It is the most convenient, pleasant, safe, and sure remedy for clearing and strengthening the voice known in the world.' The Rev. Henry Ward Beechcr says: "I have often recommended them to friends who were public speakers, and in many cases they have proved extremely serviceable." The genuine have the words Brown's Bronchial Troches on the Government Stamp around each box. Sold by all medicine vendors.—London Depot, 493, Oxford-street. 1.16,846
MARRIAGE OF LORD H. SOMERSET AND LADY ISABEL SOMERS-COCKS. (From the Morning Post.) The marriage of Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset, M P., for Monmouthshire, second son of the Duke of Beaufort, K.G., and Lady Isabel Caroline Somers-Cocks, eldest daughter of Earl Somers, was solemnised on Tuesday, at St. George's Church, Hanover-square, in the presence of a very large nam- ber of the relatives and personal friends of both noble families. The wedding party assembled at the Church a few minutes after eleven o'clock, the bride, accom- panied by the Earl and Countess Somers, arriving pre- cisely at a quarter-past eleven. The party comprised the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, the Marquis of Worcester, the Marquis and Marchioness of Hamilton, the Duchess Dowager of Beaufort, the Earl and Countess of Westmoreland, Lady Georgiana Cod- ringtou, and Misses Codrington, the Dowager Countess Howe, Mr. and Lady Emily Kingscote, Mr. and Lady Rose Lovell, Lieut.-General the Hon. Sir James and Lady Sarah Lindsay, and Miss Lindsay, Sir Coutts aud Lady Lindsay, Mr. Holford, M. P., and Mrs. Hol- ford, Hon. Arthur and Lady Emily Walsh, and many others. On the arrival of the bride she was received by the following bridesmaids :—Lady Adeline Somers- Cocks (sister of the bride), Lady Blanche Somerset (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Wegg-Prosser, Miss Agneta Cocks, Miss Lindsay, Miss Virginia Dai- ry mple, and Miss May Princep. The bride was at- tired in a dress of rich white satin trimmed with two flounces of the finest point d'Angleterre, and small wreaths of orange flowers a train from the waist was similarly trimmed with lace and orange flowers, the bodice being likewise trimmed with orange buds and point d'Angleterre; a wreath of orange flowers, in front of which was placed a diamond butterfly, the gift of the Earl and Countess Somers. and a veil of Mechlin tulle completed the bead-dress. The jewels worn comprised a superb diamond pendant surmounted by a large pearl, the gift of the Duke of Beaufort a diamond and pearl bracelet, the gift of the Duchess of Beaufort and a beautiful diamond necklace and ear- rings en suite, the gift of the Dowager Countess Somers. The bridesmaids were uniformly attired in dresses composed of white glace silk, with small flounces to the waist; fichu Marie Antoinette and sky-blue sashes, sky-blue hats, trimmed with ostrich feathers, and long white tulle veils. Each lady wore a locket in the shape of an antique Norman cross, the gift of the noble bridegroom. The bridegroom's best man was his brother, Lord Edward Somerset. The religious solemnity was performed by the Hon and Rev. Charles Leslie Courtenay, M.A., canon of Windsor, and chaplain to her Majesty, and uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. William Pulling, M.A., prebendary of Hereford, and rector of Eastnor, and domestic chaplain of Earl Somers, and the Rev. J. G. Tetley. At the conclusion of the ceremony the newly-wedded pair, followed by their friends, pro- ceeded to the vestry for the legal registration of the marriage. The bridal party afterwards assembled to breakfast at the Earl and Countess Somers's residence at Princes-gate, where a distinguished company met. The invitations included the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, and Lady Blanche Somerset, the Duchess Dowager of Beaufort, the Duke and Duchess of Wel- lington, the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, the Marquis and Marchioness of Hamilton, the Marquis of Worcester. Louisa Marchioness of Waterford, Maria Marchioness of Ailesbury, the Marquis and Marchioness of Queensberry, the Earl and Countess of Westmorland, the Earl and Countess of Haixlwicke, the Earl and Countess Cowley, the Earl and Countess of Kinnoull and Lady Constance Hay, the Earl and Countess of Warwick and Lord Brook, the Earl and Countess of Galloway and Ladies Stewart, the Earl and Countess of Mexborough, the Ear) and Countess Brownlow and Lady Gertrude Talbot, the Earl and Countess Howe, the Dowager Countess Howe, the Dowager Countess of Westmorland, the Earl and Countess of Crawford and Balcarres and Ladies Lindsay, the Earl of Caledon, the Countess of Caledon and Lady Jane Alexander, Viscount and Viscountess Pollington, Viscount and Viscountess Duppliu, Viscount Hardinge, Lord and Lady Londesborough, Lord and Lady Ehuryand Hon. Misses Grosvenor, Lord and Lady Raglan, Lord Zouche, Lady Marian Alford, Lord Calthorpe, Lady Georgina Codrington and Misses Codrington, Dowager Lady Raglan, Dowager Lady Cremorne, Lord Eliot, Lord Overstone, Lady Elizabeth Adeane, Lady Duff Gordon and Misses Duff Gordon, Baron and Baroness Lionel de Rothschild, Lord and Lady Cecilia Bingham, Lord and Lady Algernon St. Maur, Hon. Arthur and Lady Emily Walsh, Hon. and Rev. Charles Leslie and Lady Caroline Courtenay, the Hon Major-General and Mrs. Curzon, Hon. Major-General and Mrs. Foley, Hon. Montagu Curzon, Lieutenant-General Hon. Sir James and Lady Sarah Lindsay and Miss Lindsay, Hon. Eliot and Mrs. Yorke, Hon. Cecil Ashley, Mr. and Lady Emily Kingscote, Mr. and Lady Augusta Scurt, Mr. and Lady Rose Weigall, Mr. and Lady Rose Lovell, Hon. H. and Mrs. Curzon, Sir Walter R. and Lady Mary Farquhar and Misses Farquhar (2), Sir Gerald Codrington, Sir Win, Alexander, Sir T. Dick- Lauder, Sir Coutts and Lady Lindsay (of Balcarres), Colonel and Hon. Mrs. Loyd-Lindsay, Colonel and Hon. Mrs. Dudley Carleton, Colonel F. Baring, Col. and Mrs. Pattie, Mr. Holford, M.P., and Mrs. Hol- ford, Mr. Walter Dalrymple, Mr. Lindsay, Dr. and Mrs. JrVckson, Mr. J. Loraine Baldwin. Miss Talbot, Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, Mr. Leopold de Rothschild, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Somerset, Mrs. Dalrymple and Miss Virginia Dalrymple, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Yorke, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Cocks, Mr and Mrs. Thomas Cocks, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Prinsep and Miss May Prinsep, Mr. Val Prinsep, Mr. and Hon. Mrs. Pereira, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Halford Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. King King and the Misses King, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gurney, Mr. and Mrs. Carter Morrison, &c. A very artistically designed bride-cake occupied a prominent place on the breakfast-table. It was sup- plied by Messrs. Gunter, of Berkeley-square. At half-past three o'clock his lordship and his bride took their departure, amidst a shower of old satin shoes, for The Priory, Earl Somers's seat at Reigate, Surrey, to spend the honeymoon. The wedding party shortly afterwards broke up. The bridal presents were very numerous, and in addition to those already specified were the following -From the bridegtoom, a splendid diamond hoop ring, a turquoise ring, and a necklace of antique Flemish ornaments set with diamonds from the Earl and Countess Somers, a ruby and diamond ring, a neck- lace of pearls, with clasps set with brilliants, an Indian gold necklace from the Marquis of Worcester, a handsome gold locket, set with a star in diamouds from Baron and Baroness Lionel de Rothschild, a remarkably beautiful gold locket, set with a large pink pear] representing a rosebud, the leaves being formed of diamonds from Sir Coutt3 Lindsay, Bart., a gold Etruscan necklace of beautiful design and ex- quisite workmanship from the Dowager Duchess of Beaufort, a pair of old Dresden candelabra Lord and Lady Londesborough, a gold cross set with onyx, pearls, and diamonds; the Earl and Countess of Warwick, a Marie Stuart ring, of pearls and dia- monds Lord Edward Somerset, a gold locket, with Latin cross in pearls Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gurney, a mediaeval cross, mounted with pearls and rubies Mr. and Lady Harriet Wegg-Prosser, a lady's gold hunting watch the Earl and Countess ot Mex borough, a gold bracelet Baroaess Meyer de Roths- child, a gold brooch, set with rubies and pearls Hon. Francis Harris, a gold-mounted smelling bottle, set with turquoise; Hon. and Rev. C. L. and Lady Caroline Courtenay, a gold locket set with monogram in pearls Mrs. Kin^ King, a gold Greek cross Mrs. in pearls Mrs. Kin^ King, a gold Greek cross Mrs. .J. W. Dalrymple, au Indian turquoise '.roocli; Mr. and Mrs. Prinsep, a necklace composed of three rows of pearls Mr and Mrs. Reginald Cocks, a gold smelling bottle, enamelled with birds; Lady Emily Somers-Cocks, an ivory lady's companion with gold mountings Louisa Marchioness of Waterford, a choice Sevres cup and saucer; Mr. and Mrs. T. Somers-Cocks, a gold locket mounted with pearls Sir Thomas Dick-Lauder, a set of beautiful china orna- ments the Countess Beauchamp, a silver-giit salver Lords Arthur, Edward, and Fitzroy Somerset and Lady Blanche Somerset, a Dresden dessert service Lady Duff Gordon and Misses Gordon, a silver-gilt antique dish Lady Marian Alford, a pair of antique silver-gilt ornaments of beautiful design and work- manship; the Earl and Countess of Crawford and Balcarres, a china clock and pair of candelabra to match; Luly A(leline Somers-Cocks, a silver-gilt basket; the Marchioness of Queensbury, a Greek repousee picture in silver Mr. Alfred Montgomery, a silver antique brush; Colonel and Hon. Mrs. Loyd- Lindsay, a pair of silver antique brushes and silver- gilt tray; the Mu-quisand Marchioness of Hamilton, a pair of silver-gilt trays Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Nor- man, a beautiful amethyst and pearl pendant; Mr. and Mrs. H Vanghau, a gold brooch set with garnets and diamonds the Rev. William and Mrs. Pulling, a beautifully ornamented photograph album and blue velvet blotting book Mr. and Mrs. William Compton, a miniature clock Dr. and Mrs. Jackson, a dressing bag with gold fittings and though last among the noteworthy presents, one much regarded by the bride, was a basket of snowdrops from Alfred Tennyson, the poet laureate. I he bride also had handsome presents from the tenantry and other persons resident on Lord Somers s extensive estates in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Surrey. The labourers on the Eastnor estates presented the bride with a silver ink- stand. The tenantry on the Herefordshire and Wor- cestershire estates selected for presentation to her ladyship a very handsome pendant, composed of two k large emeralds of the rarest beauty, surrounded with diamonds, which is to be given to her on her return to Eastnor Castle. Lord Somers's tenants in the town of Reigate have presented the bride with a valuable jewel composed of a large Maltese cross in diamonds, to be worn as a pendant or to be set in a massive gold bracelet, with which they also presented her ladyship. A deputation including Messrs. G. Baker, C. J. Smith (ex-Mayor of Reigate), S. Relf, W. Thornton, and J. Payne, waited on Lady Isabel at Lord Somers's residence on Monday to present her ladyship with the jewel and a congratulatory address, the deputation being introduced by Mr. G. Carter Morrison, Lord Somers's legal adviser at Reigate. The members of Lord and Lady Somers's domestic household gave a gold necklace, with pendant locket set with pearls, rubies, and onyx and the master, mistress, and school children of Eastnor school, a very handsome church service. Amongst other gifts were presents from Lady Sarah Lindsay, Lady Molesworth, Lady Rose Lovell, Mr. and Lady Jane Repton, Mr. Horace Farquhar, Mrs. A. Wood, Miss and Mr. John Wegg- Prosser, Mrs. John Leslie, Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, Mrs. Biddulph, Mrs. Booker, Mrs. George Finch, Mr. H. A. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fisher, &c. The noble bridegroom also had numerous presents, comprising gifts from the Earl Howe, Lady Charlotte Sturt, Hon. Arthur and Lady Emily Walsh, Madame Van de Weyer, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Somerset, Hon. Mrs. St. George Foley, Mr. and Lady Emily Kin gseote, Mr. Loraine Baldwin, Colonel and Mrs. Ewart, Captain Stirling, the Hon. Mrs. Carleton, the Dowager Countess Somers, Sir Reginald Graham, Hon. Mrs. Curzon, Mrs. B. Mvddleton Biddulph, &c. MON MOUTH.—In celebration of the marriage of Lord Henry Somerset, the Mayor and other gentlemen dined together at the Beaufort Hotel, on Tuesday. There was also a dinner at Mitcheltroy, for the farmers and others. CHEPSTOW.—On Tuesday last the church bells were rung at intervals throughout the day, on the occasion of the marriage of Lord Henry Somerset with the Lady Isabel Somers-Cocks. NEWPORT. —The bell ringers of St. Woollos rang out a wedding peal on Tuesday, in compliment to Lord Henry Somerset, the junior county member, on the occasion of his marriage. SWANSEA.—The marriage of the son of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, on Tuesday, was recognised by the hoisting of the flag on the tower of the Old Castle. The flag was also hoisted from the tower of the sea- men's church of St. Nicholas, and bunting waved from various establishments in the neighbourhood of the docks. The warmest wishes were expressed for the happiness of the newly-married couple, and during the day merry peals were rung on the church bells. ABERGAVENNY.—The bells rang merrily on Tuesday, to celebrate the marriage of Lord Henry Somerset with Lady Isabel Somers-Cocks.
ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. WEST RIDING (NORTHERN DIVISION.) After a tremendous contest, fought on both sides with great energy and perseverance, the electors of the Northern Division of the West Riding have reversed their decision at the last election. Mr. Powell, Q.C, a well-tried and staunch Conservative, is now their representative in the stead of the late Sir Francis Crossley, a devoted admirer and adherent of Mr. Gladstone. The show of hands, it will be re- membered, was in favour of Mr. Issac Holden, the Liberal candidate, aud his supporters made the most strenuous exertions to maintain the prestige this was supposed to give them. The first publication of the poll showed the Liberal considerably a head. This continued up to noon, when the Conservative return gave a majority to Powell of 132, ^vhile that of the Liberals kept Holden a head by 224. The greatest excitement now prevailed and just at that time the High Sheriff and Colonel Akroyd, M.P., came np, amidst loud cheers, and voted for the Conservative. From that time the opposing committees published contradictory statements, and bath sides exhibited alternate fits of eonfideuce and doubt. The following is the return at the CLOSE OF THE POLL. Conservative Return. Liberal Return. Powell 7053 Holden 6914 Holden 0918 Powell 6940 140 32 The Liberals are dreadfully crestfallen, for an hour before the actual result was known Mr. Holden addressed them, saying that all the returns had not come in, but he thought he had a majority of more than 20. Mr. Powell and Mr. Collins, M.P., and Mr. Mark Dawson, early in the evening, addressed a Conservative multitude in frcnt of the Victoria Hotel. They said they were sure of a victory, but they did not know the numbers precisely. COUNTY OF GALWAY. The polling took, place on Tuesday and on the whole passed off quietly—;that is, for an Irish election. There was some rioting at Tllam, and some limbs, as well as heads, broken. The priests worked with wonderful energy for Nolan, the Home Rule candidate. The state of the Doll at four o'clock was as follows- Nolan 13S9 ] Trench 480 I The above figures are not relied on, but the result is certain. Captain Trench, it is said, has grounds for a petition, and intends to prosecute it at once.
THE AME IICAN INDIR CT"~CLAIMS. The Pall Mull Gazette publishes the protocol to the Treaty of Washington, about which so much interest is now felt in consequence of the vast claims for indi- rect losses preferred by the United States Government Our contemporary looking at the protocol fairly, and in due order concludes that it establishes the following points 1. That the American Commissioners did formally set forth a demand for indirect damages, and that they preferred it in the very language of the case subse- quently drawn up for the Court of Arbitration. 2. That "t the same time and in the same breath they oflered to present no estimate of damage for indi- rect loss, in hope that an amicable settlement would be made for certain direct losses this amicable set- tlement being explained (or explainable) as meaning the concession of an expression of regret, and that the Joint Commission should proceed to agree upon a lump sum to be paid in satisfaction of all the claims (meaning direct claims) with interest. Further, that in this suggestion the withdrawal of claims for indi- rect loss was stated to be without prejudice" to their revival. 3. That the British Commissioners made no protest against the demands on account of indirect loss nor in any way attempted to separate that class of claims from the other class, uor in any way manifested hosti- lity to the presentation of those claims but refusing to admit responsibility on account of all the claims without distinction, they offered, for the sake of maintaining friendly relations with the United States to adopt the principle of arbitration, in disposing of the claims. 4. That the American Commissioners then "ex- pressed their regret at this decision thereby show- ing or seeming to show that in their minds a distinct proposal had been considered and rejected..Having thus expressed regret, they consented to submit the question of our "liability" to arbitration, on condi- tion that certain rules were drawn up and agreed to for the guidance of the arbitrators. That after demur and reference to the British Government this condition was accepted. That accordingly rules were drawn up by the American Commissioners (apparently), and that after some points had been referred by the British Commissioners to their Government, these rules were agreed to as binding on the Court of Arbitration. Next (though that does not appear in what we have qucted above) the Joint High Commissioners pro- ceeded to consider the form of submission" and the formation of a tribunal. Subsequently the apology, or expression of regret, was asked for and conceded. And then at various sittings those articles of the treaty were agreed to which refer to the settlement by arbitration of all the said claims growing out of acts committed by the aforesaid" (i.e., "several") "vessels, and gene- rically known as the Alabatna claims."
EXTRAORDINARY EFFICACY OF DR. DE JONGH'S LIGHT-BROWN COD LIVER Oil. IN GENERAL DEBILITY. —In cases of debility and defective nutrition, the use of this celebrated Oil has been attended with remarkably beneficial results. Rowland Dakon, Esq., District Medical Officer, Bury St. Edmunds, observes In giving my opinion of Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil, I have no hesitation in saying that I have not the slightest confidence in any other kind. The effects of Dr. de Jongh's Oil are sure and most remarkable, especially in that broken-down state of health and strength which usually precedes and favours tubercular deposit; and I never recommend any other sort. The Oil I have had from you was for my own use, and it has certainly been the only means of saving my lite on two occasions and even now, whei. I feet I out of condition,' I take it, and like it, unmixed with anything, as being the most agreeable way. I could wish that Dr. de Jongh's Oil would come into general use, and entirely supersede the Pale and other worthless preparations." Dr. de Jongh's Light- Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half-pints, 2s 6d; pints, 4s 9d; quarts, 9s with his stamp and signature and the signature of his dole con signees on the label under wrapper, by all respectable chemists. Sole consignees, Ansar, Harford, and Co. 77, Strand, London. )
LONDON LETTER. LONDON, Thursday. Teers and" Faithful Commons" have met once more. Toe Parliamentary Session fur the year of giaci-, 1872, has begun in real earnest. Amid cir- cut,, lances of an unusually quiet and unostenta- tious character, the programme of the Mini try has been revealed, and the va3t cloud of specula- tion which has been hovering over the pol t cal horizon has been relieved of no inconsiderable share o. its ominius blackness. Oa the whole, the pro- ceedings of Tuesday are such as can reasonably alford ground for eongiatuiatioa and contentment. T ere was no" Queen's Weather." The reason was obvious. Her most gracious Majesty did not take p..rt in the ceremoaiai. As a consequence, Palace yard wore an air of desertion C -rnpar rig strangely With the vivid scene of excitement observable la~t year. Spectators watchei the en'ranee of the members in but very limited numbers—even tlio Juewly-weuded "Republican let" e.-cap,_d au ovation either of an adverse or com- plimentary nature. For a con ideranle tune utter the specified hour of meeting the H use was in possession ot Mr. Bentinck—the uneompiomising enemy of the Ministry—and a few other "tame" members of either side of the House. "Mr. Speaker" took his seat amid a scene of gloominess, relieved by nothing more geuial than loud t>lk. Such a slack House I have seldom seen obey tLe wanda; e of Black Rod." With not nearly so much scrambling and shouting as horrified the beauty and the fashion of Lonuon last year, the Commoners adjourned to the other House," and listened to the Royal spe ch without any remark- aide display of emotion. Of the speaking in connec- tion with tne address, I cannot speak in terms of eulogy. Neither the spokesmen or the House f tne Lords or Commons evinced any special qualification for the task, and failed to elicib any marked indication of approval. The caticisms ot the Duke of Richmonu do not jusiify more laudatory comment. As to Earl Graaville, he was entitled to some allowance for: he hasty reply he made to the stereotyped stricture which the noble leader of i he Opposition felt it incumbent upon him, by virtue of his position, to make. The m st courteous and adroit of ministers could no. well maintain a bland demeanour and a ready talen: for debate, while suffering from an acute attack of gout. The most Spartan-like pillar < f the constitu- tion could not do it. The Commons had a decided advantage to boast of as regards the speech-making of the d iy. To begin with Messrs. IStrutt and Coieman, the mover and seconder of the audress were in much betrer "form" than their contemporaries in the upper chamber, while the address of the Premier and ih Opposition Chief were remarkable for eloquence, and, indeed, general elfectivene-s. The similarity in the sentiment expressed by both Statesmen on the all engr s- ing su ject of the Alabama claims excited marked attention, but admiration, none tue less. The Premier agreeab.y surprised ma iy of his hearers by his manly uncompromising utter- ances. Aji'ojjos ot Mr. Disrae.i's admirab e speech, I h .ve received information which quite satisfies me as to tne groundless ch,lract, r of the announce- ments which nave-ought to enshroud the p js.tion of th R.gbt horj. geatlcman with an a:r oi uucertaiuty —which have declared a large portion of the op- position members to be dissatisfied with his services as leauer. I have reasons for believing that tie relations at present existing between Mr. Di raeli and the party with whom he has been so long a-sociated during his brilliant Parliamentary career, are of the most cordial and satisfactory natul", With Lord Derby-the" Coming man "-nse is r. ported to be 0:1 good terms and, moreover, it is jc ceedingly douotiul whether Lord Derby would ac- cept the post under such circumstances as have been hinted at. But while I am talking to you of deliberations in Parliament theie are some people who are con- cerned a.b jut tae r,haky" condition of the Parlia- ment House. Your readers will doubtless lemem; er that one of the pinnacles of the central tower II a blown down in the late gale, and now that workmen have gone up to re-build it, the discovery is Qndj that the other pinnacles are shaky, and were a storm to arise when the House was sitting, a ton of stono might suddenly be blown off and descend through the roof on the heads of honourable mem- bers. To guard against such an accident, it has been advised to fa.sten up the pinnacles with iron. It is not often that the marriage of a in, r baronet" dlstUI bs the dovecote of Belgravia, and the iookeries of the Hole-in-the-Wall"—t ie de- mocratic head-quarters where Friends Odger and Osoorne ge: tonard words. S r Charles Dilke's wedding, however, is an exception. Why s iouid we rejoice at his getting married ? He never did us any harm. But we do for all that. We hope that marriage will make him less inclined to speak lighily of the great institutions which the son f a Courtier ought to hold in high respect. A, Mr. Roebuck asked, "Why Sir Charles ?" if he desires to be a "Citizen." "Citizen" Dilke has n"t got quite so far as that yet. He will not lay down his baronetcy to please the motley company 0f discontented nobodies who, incapable of building up anything, would pull down everything. What queer reasons are given for Sir Charles Dilke's marriage. I see in one quarter the oddest of all reasons put in this way. Sir Charles was afraid that it he remained single be would have :o join the two Houses of Pari ament oa the day of national thanksgiving at St. Paul's. When the procession was passing through the streets, he might meet OJg< r, "and others of that lik," as the Scotch say. Such a recontre would be f.ttal to his prospects in the Republican ranks; and so he went and "ot married io avoid being sent to Coventry by the sages who meet at the Hole-in-the-Wall," Englishmen are too generous not to take marriage as a sufficient excu e for anything and even Sir Charles Dilke is permitted to spend his honeymoon in peace. Sic transit gtoHa mundi The Republicans have made another conv rl- Mr. R ertson of Dundonnache. Who i* Kooert- soo? Nome; e, Rubinson of the celebrat d tirm of 'Brown, Jones, and Robinson," but one of "the Rollertson," as O'Donogiiue is" the O'Donoghue." Mr. Ro eitson made himself a name in history in connection with a Scotch turn-pike toll, which he r fused to pay. I think Dunkeld and his praif" Duke of Athol had to do with it. Now, he is one of "ours,"—A mail after Odgers' own heart when cheersare given tor the flag cf liberiy and the leaders of the Republican party—the nd.m' of Odger is mingled with that of Robertson. W.iat wi.l his clan sav if he goes back to Scotland ? That there is no danger, what Scotchman ever d.d go back ? What will the Attornev-General's speech 1 a 1 to ? Where wilt it end ? Each day the world must pret.are for some ,jiew surpri e. The sensation created in court yesterday by the demand for the letter signed Artl.ur Orton," and written in the handwriting of the claimant, ha, pro luce I the mo t ma iked impression upon tie public mind, wh le t;:e inieomp onus ng attack upon the claimant and the "hi" plaintiff has been made the subject of universal comment. Sir John Coleridge h >pe^ to ii.).h by Tuesday. Till then, the public must be I in su-pe'!se as to what each day may br ng fv.-th. lam fi mly per-uad d, in common uith the members of the logal profession thatthe.ulinin.it- ill: point in the defence is reserved until the very LiSt.
A GOOD HI -USKWIFE,—" Grace Greenwood." who has recently been on a tour in the fn- W t America, gives an aec, unt of the wi'e of a member 0 t ii" Arizona Legislature, who-e h u-e, wh n her hu.deuid was absent on his legislative duiie-, v. a at tacked by Indians. She shot six, and ihen-xt dav wrote to her husband, "Dear John,—The A oa< he- attacked the I have won the fight. You need not. come yourself, but send some moie ammunition." The duiieult task of indemnifying the Pru s a s ex; e'b d from France i-approaching its termin tio if we may ci edit, information derived from a e.aKl source. The last payment of 50 per cent. to th se with whom an arrangement has been made, as w II IS the satisfaction of tardy claims, have been so far iff -eted that at the end of the present quarter, in all probabilii v, the special indemnity bureau ma/ be c osed. Many a tear has been dried and many a ru ned family has been consoled. — North ue-man Gazi'ite SKKIOCS COMMERCIAL FAILURES IN FRA' CE.— The hidenenrtunt of Saintes (Charente-Inferieu e) reports f ome financial disasters in that town. M. Salle, a bill broker, has, it states, disappeared, carrying off m(,re than 200,000f. Also the firm of DI1,entre, which bore a i i;. h character, has stepped payment its liabili ies being l,600,000f, and its ass. ts about 600,000f. A few days after came the failure of M. Arnaud, with liabilities of nearly S.COO.OOOf. to assets of only 1,200,0001'. The greatest uneasiness prevails.—G ilign^ni. Miss Mary Crawford has won the prize of the Mendelssohn scholarship ;at the competition of the pupils of the Royal Academy of Music. The can- didate who was second in merit, Mr. Eaton Fening, was commended.
P A xv JL LETTER. PAR'S, February 7. So the enp'fal of civilization has not been c 'n- sidered worthy of the Assembly's company. For- m;iately Parisians h ive their attention occupied by the political play of Rab.igas" and weighing the merits of Dumas the Second as a statesman, based on his profound knowledge cf the half-world," and his ability in handling dramatic aduitery. T e cit.zens have anyth g but riotous loo^s, and being deprived ef art ill- ry and che-sepofs would not be in a position to break through the Swiss guards, that the Assembly could he(ig., round the late Corps Legislatif or Palais B urbon—either nam" being given to the House of Parliament as tLe speaker is Imperialist or L gitimi-t. It was nol s < much the adverse vote, as the spirit in which it was given, that is to be deplored. The motion m'ght have been adjourned and the pain th r hy lessened, but its summary rejection was a biund r; an\ deputy tha t'ndeavoured to say a g->od word for the capital was hooted down like a malefactor, as if an adversary must be ever in the wrong. The President of the A sembty kept ringi g his b dl ;01' ten minutes before his unruly scholars would o n- descend to listen to him the duration of this tinkling is the safest measure for a siovm when it continues unheeded for quarter of an hour a hurr cane rage-, when it exceeds this, the President commences to feel for his hat, and out of sheer fatigue puts it on his bead-the last scene of all. It is worthy of remark, that the 310 deputies who voted for the return of the Assembly to Paris, re- side at present in the city—striking proofs of con- stancv and consistency, combined with a shrewd knowledge of social advantages. This vote is preg- nant with danger it says to the world Paii- is nn- safe—praiez <;arde, and the maintenance of the state of si. ge confirms it; the metropolitan press isexaaperaiedand leads the fashion to trea tue Assembly with indifference; and above all, it affords the Bonapartists with a choice weapon, who already recall the splendours and wealth of the capital under the u tyrani"-they joke now with this cbange-knowing well that human nature is influenced by its interests rather than its sym- pathies. M. Thiers is not absolved for his reticence on Ihis question. It was felt that this was a case where he might have spoken to advantage without giving his re ignation. Formerly he threatened to make a Star-Chamber matter of the dispute. He has certainly trimmed here, to guard the sup- port of the rurals for his protectionist views. If is a case of caw me and I'll caw you. He has bec, punished wheie he sinned, for the most sterling member of his cabinet, Home Minister Casimer Perier, has resigned, finding his project for the return of the Assembly to Par:s defeated. He has loyally inaugurat. d sometime like parlia- mentary government, by bowing to the majority. It points a moral and adorns a tale. It is clearing up the confusion as to where authority commences and control ends. It is the decision of the As- sembly, and not the wishes of M. Thiers that is npheld. The precedent is established, and soon a few other ministers wilL find their occupat ion gone. M. Perier faithfully represents the decision and inflexiiility of his father. His short tenure of office left behind the evidences of real state- man- sh p. Whom the gods love die young. He plir: sued Richelieu's maxim of being inexorable towards the bad, to be more generous for the go .d. General Trochu voted against Paris; he has many reasons for disliking the city on every wall he can read with his mind's eye the h mdwritin<r Tekel. On the morning of the fourth Septem- ber 1870, be vowed to the ex-empress, on the faith of a Breton, a soldier and a catbolic to defend her. Punica fides, that afternoon he was the colleague of Roehefort and Gambetta. But the conduct of the Orleanist Prii ces was more reprehensible. Fully aware the debate was the order of the day, they preferred to hunt; while their party in the Assembly voted to a man in the, majority. They subsequently send a note that if they bad been present they would have voted with the minority—against their followers. No one be- li. ves them—intrigue, surprise, and equivocation, form the heritage of that family. Tallyrand when embarassed in diplomacy always went away to hunt. Admirable representatives these Princes, who so lustily comp aim d a few months avo of being un- able to serve their electors, and now when in the Assembly, shirk every vital question, by neither speaking nor voting. Their mutisim is seen through. Thanks to the Assembly, France learns the existence of all the bad books in circulation, and so poweifully aids their circulation. A short time ago it was the "Holy Almanac" of the Commune at present it is the "Popular Catechism ot Republi- canism," where justice is repr sented as superior to man, which many will subscribe to, and that morality has not been taught to man by revealed religion," which we may leave to the Left to applaud. The "cathecism" infers an amount of abstract knowledge on the part of the working classes quite refreshing, although resembling that definition of metaphysics—one person expounding what he does not comprehend, to another who does not understand. It would be better to steer clear of an index expurgatorius. There we have had a discussion on the comparative merits of revolu- tions. One orator considered Spartacus, Tiberius, Felix Pyat and the Bonaparts as birdh of a feather, and that in all probability some Vitellius was now engaged with the destinies of France. M. Buagnon, the big-gun of the legitimists improved the occasion by giving sledge-ham- mer blows to the Orleanists and passing knocks to all political enemies. Poor France A m re consoling spectacle is the he erogenous tS rts to chase the German* out of France by a three milliard franc power. If the enthu-iasm is a shade less explosive to accomplish the end by means of voluntary subscriptions, it is to be hoped, it is not the less real. It is not a good sign however, to read of persons promising to contribute so much, in case the total figure be realized. It is more patriotie to give and ask no questions. In 1789 matters went better. Chanipfo.t sent a deputation of its helie, to the Assembly, who presented like the Roman matrons to the Senate their jo-, els, which they blushed to w. ar when patriotism c.lhd for their tacrifice. They were admitted eleven in all-dressed in white to the Assemu.y; stated the liberation of the coun ry, was the work for citizens, its regeneration, that for the representa- tives; on the caskets being accep ed, the pres dllt assured the ladies, henceforth their vittues would be their orraments. Up to th present there has been ouly one similar sa(-rific, -an ed tor—who g.ves his small stock of p ate, his watco, shirt studs and links, alog with the silver spoon and goblet of hi, only child. If aU would go and do likewise possibly enthusiasm qlight effect, whit reas n de- clares to beim; Ocsible. What is m st touching in this mcv. ment is, that its first impulse cum fi..m Suasiourg and Muihou-o. Th ■ ampu ated part has led the way-in tlw raising- of the required SUlll-tljirty times one-hund ed ni;llio si The la.u,e" ot these towns recall Mus.-et's elegy on tne pet'can "for fuod, it gives its heart." '1 he Go- vernment will not ofliiea ly identify itself lih tne national effort, but indirectly support lis p'oper direction. The Archbishop of Parts recom- neL.ds the good wort-the aristocratic tadns ti the Faitb. urg St. Gel main have their ia.iy fingers woiking up elegant trifles f'r b z nr y party 'he hostess makes a collec- tion at >u /'0" tne same, while brides pre,ent you with cuke while exteuding a salver on behail o. Ira ce. Some shopkeepers hand over their es- tablishments to lady pat onesse < for the busi. st portion of a day, requesting them to keep the pro- ceeds of ail sales. Surs/ m Peci'tiia! Financiers have li. t yet elab rated their business plan, hut Bt me solution will be found to satisfy the yearnings oi he nation to be delivered from Prus ian occu- patioti; fou igners can then at all events rememoev France. Dunng the last twenty years ii has been calculated this country loaned to foreign nations, t enty-five milliards of money, eight times lie amount due to Germany. It has been sugLiesteu to sell iff foreign stock, despite the inevitable cra-bes that must ensue, till the required three milliards be resized. Meantime the As-embiy L;tsroti-e, found the new sources of taxation to meet the required annual expenses of tae State. Two curious Suicides; one, a well-to-do dust- man" who took a h, ad, r into a cess-pool; the other, a handsome young girl, a discarded mistress, who find ng her lo>- er gut married, entered his apart- ment, suffocated her.-elf with charcoal fumes, and when the happy couple entered after being united, they found the nuptial bed, occupied by a corpse. At the public auction mart there is quitc^ a plet:.ora of euribsitien sold every day, many of which come from the manufactureis of antiquities at Bir- mingham. Two o d books were sold, buund ir, tiger and human skins—the first enveloped "Pan] and Vi ginia"—the s. cond a Bible"—a beautifully illuminated editon, with royal arms. The skin was extremely "hite, and superior to parchment-a .hint for the leather interest, and. tiersnns who com- plain of being skinned.
'I t> i. l.-TOL E E HO SRI T A I. Admission Days—Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, frttrn Half-past Eleven to One DA BAXILIY. I
FOREIGN TELEGRAMS. FRANCE. IMPORTANT MOVEMENT AMONG THE PARIS CLERGY. PARIS, Feb. 5, Night.—Tne rabid Ultramontan- ism of the new Archbishop of Paris, recently Hippo- lyte of Tours, has produced a serious schism among the Paris cle gy. M. Michaud, the Vicar of the Madeline, who is an honorary canon of Chalons, in a letter to the Archbishop, dated this day, resigns all his eccle- siastical preferments. The reason be gives for this step is that the Archbishop requires the clergy, not only publically to profess belief in the dogma of tha Pope's infallibility, but to believe it sincerely in their hearts. M. Michaud declares open war against the Archbishop, and directly defies the excommunication which he expects will be launched against him. He cares nothing- for the scandal which he knows his protest will cause. He will remain a pri, st and a Catholic, but a Catholic believing with regard to Jesus Christ what has been every- where, always, and by everybody believed, and not in a belief decreed by a man in Rome just as fallible as himself. He acts not merely on his own account, but for a party in the Church, and announces that to-morrow a Committee will assemble at his hi use, 74, Boulevard Neuilly, in connection with Russian, German, English, I alian, and Spanish Committees, and that as soon as suffi- cient funds are coll "oted, churches will be opened independent of the Ultramontane Episcopacy. The priests, led by the Abbe Michaud, will not allow the Pope to supplant Christ by the Syllabus. I re- gnrd this anti-Papal movement as one of transcen- dent importance.—Z) ;t(y News Correspondent. PARIS, Wednesday.—M. Gaulard will not be re- placed at Rome until the Assembly has discussed the question of appointing Minister to the Italian Court at Rome. VERSAILLES, Feb. 7th.—It is stated that the Prefect of the Seine has withdrawn his resignation. The committee on the Government contracts per- sist in requiring the recall of General Suzanne. The letter of the Count de Paris to the Count de Chambord, which appeared yesterday in the papers, is in Orleanist circles declared apocryphal. The report that M. Valentin has been appointed French Minister at Rome is contradicted. The rumour that Prussia has proposed to remit the war indem- ¡ nity conditionally on the cession of one of the French colonies is also denied. I PAiilS, Feb. 7th.-M. Valentin opposes the Bona- partist candidates in the Cotes du Nord. M. Vaien- tin has been nominated Commander or the Legion I of Honour for services rendered to the State during the late war and at Lyons on the 3uth of April, 1871. MM. Walewski, Beaumont, B urguenay, and La Force, Embassy attaches, have lesigned. THE WAR CONTRACTS IN FRANCE. PARIS, Feb. 7th Evening.—The affair of General Suzanne, which threatened to be serious is compro mised. The Committee has accepted the proposal ofM. Thiers that M. Grevy should decide as arbi- trator, wheLher the General shall be dismissed. AMERICA. THE GENEVA ARBITRATIONS ON THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. NEW YanK, Feb. 4.-Secretary Fish contradicts the statements telegraphed from London that negotiation for the suspension of the Geneva Arbitration have been opened between England and America. No such action is anticipated by the United States Government, and no apprehension is expressed of a rupture of the Treaty. The excite- ment in London occas ons general surprise; but it is believed to be manufactured for political effect. It is judged rigi.t that claims for consequential damage should be presented ns matters of record, and to strengthen the American case, leaving the Arbitrators to rule them out if not just. OPINIONS OF THE NEW YORK PRESS, N I'.W YORK, Feb. 6th.—Nothing thus far is U nown at Washington of the reported negotiations for modifying tne American Case before the Geneva Tribunal. The United Stat -s Government is apparently cot fident of sue ess in the Arbitration. It is not seriously believed in official circles that any claims for indirect dumtiges will be paid, but it is th- nght proper that they should be presented in a g. neral statement of the American grievances. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6th.-Upon the Alabama question no great feeli'ig is at pres. nt being ex- hibited in America, the American Case bein^ not thoroughly understood by the public here but at tbe salDe time, a s'rong determination is shown to support the Government. The American Case is regarded as a bill by a i lain- tiff in equity wherein it is the duty of the plaintilf's counsel to produce the strongest possible case for court. It, is considered that those who framed the Case hoped not so much to procure the tull award as to satisfy American popular feeling. Official circles are tranquil, not anticipa- ting any s erious misunderstanding. In Cong.ess the correspondence on the subject is to be called for. ATTITUDE OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. WASHINGTON, Feh, 6th. At a Cabinet, Council, held to-day, the reports from England concerning the Geneva arbitration were discussed, and it is seated that the sentiment was unanimou ly ex- pressed to aohere to the po-ition assumed by the United States Government relative to the Alabama cl ums. DECLARATION OF PRESIDENT GRANT. NEW Yo K, Feb. 7th.-A telegram from the State Department rep esents that Lord Granville's note, transmitted through General Schenck, is frte. dly. The note states th it according to the understanding of the British Gove*t ment the frte. dly. The note states th it according to the understanding of the British Govettment the question of indirect dan ages was not to be sub- mitted to the Geneva Tribunal. The note contains nothing in the nature of a threat that Great Brita,an wdl recede from the Washington Treaty. It is said that the Pre-ident has declared it to be his ine-,ition to adhere to the claims made by the United States. CANADA. THE LATE INSURRECTION IN MANITOBA. TORONTO, Feb. 6.— The Gov- rnmen; of Manitoba has earned ales, lution condemning the inter- ference of Ontario in the matter of Scott's murder. The Premier declared that the ciame was not a murder, and that Riel wa- a hero. The galleries were cleared in c nsequence of the spectators having aiipl .uded the speakers. The leader of the Opp- sition has denoun. ed the action of the Government. Intense excitement prevails in the Province. GERMANY. B^RLTN, Feb. 6'h. — According to the Spener O ize'tr, the Bishop of Strusburg has informed the Government here that Cardinal Antonelli has pro- II uoced thfitthe Papal an horitics no onger regard as valid the concordat of 1801. The Imperial G v rnment not agreeing with this view, the S. cner Gazdt, anticipates that negotliit ons wid shorty be eriteied -nto with the object of a re-arnrngt ment of the rehttn ns existing between the Church and the Sta e in Alsace and L rraine. l'ne semi-official I'rortnc.al Corrcspnnde<>ce of this e' en'Dg» in discussing the remarks of Prince Bis- niaick on the at itude recently taken by tile Centre party iu th. Dut, observes that the real importance of those r marks consists in the implied warning g ii. st political aspirations which under tbe cloik of faith pu-sue widely differ nt objects. T ( (•rre.).or.ih. we is of opini. n that the remarks cf the Federal Chancellor prove that the Govern- ment was fnr from attackingor mole-ding the I'omnn C.itholic populat on in their church life, and that he ia solutions of the (ouncil with regard to 'h dogma of infallibility did not induce the Govern- ment "o change its attitude towards the Roman Catholics with regard to matters of faith. SPAIN. 2.000 TROOPS FOR CUBA. MADnTD, TUESDAY. 2,000 troops have been dis- patched to Cuba. ITALY. ACCIDENT TO MADAME RISTORI. ROME, Feb. Sth.-The International train has met wi an Occident near Perugia. Madame Ristori, the celebrated actress, who was in the tiain, is injured, as well as several other passen- gers. No one was killed. SWITZERLAND. BERKE, Feb. 7fh.—The Council of State has, after a long debate, adopted, by 21 against 20 votes, the resolution of the National Council in re- ference to the abolition of capital punishment. The Council of State, in continuing the revision of the constitution, has all but unanimously ap- proved of the resolutions passed by the National Council on the inviolability of religious liberty, free thought, and the un, hackled performance of divine service. The few amendments made are insignifi- cant Vewvort, Friday. Felruory 9, 1872, Printed nnrl Published at the MO.VMOrTnsmBE MEBIITIT General Printing Office, No. 16, Commercial-street, in the Borough of Newport, in the county of Moomouth, by WILLIAM CHKISTOPHKRS, residing at MelroiM Yilla, Gokl Tops, in tbe Parish <. fit. WooJ«s, Newport.