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A NORTHER>T LEGEND. (Prom the German of Uhland.) 1 There sits a lovely maiden, 1 The ocean murmuring nigh Shs throws the hook, and watches; t The fishes pass it by. ( A ring with a reel jewel, J Is sparkling oii It or hincl; i Upon the hook, she binds it, And flings it from the land, I Uprises from the-water A hand like ivory fair. What gleams upon its finger ? The golden ring is there. ( Uprises from the bottom A young and handsome knight; In golden scales he rises, That glitter in the light. The maid is pale with terror— Nay, Knight of Ocean, nay, It was not thee I wanted; Let go the ring, I pray." All, maiden, not to fishes The bait of gold is thrown; r The ring shall never leave me, And thou must bemy own.
"WHAT blessings children are!" as the parish clerk said when he took the fees for christening them. THE Taunton Gazette lost a subscriber the other day because the publishers would not take gravestones in payment. CROMWELL did not wait to strike until the iron was hot, ant made it hot by striking. AT tliiiee years of age we love our mothers; at six, our fathers; at ten, holidays; at sixteen, dress; at twenty, our sweethearts; at twenty-five, our wives; at forty, our children; and at sixty, ourselves. AN adventurer in California, writing from the gold mines, bays he has slept for the last six months on a bed stuffed Ti ith broken bottles, with nothing but a cellar door for a blanket. I CAN never subscribe to the doctrine of that sermon," said a sleepy-headed parishioner who was wont to doze in meeting uvery Sunday to a neighbour, as they were coming out of church together. "Can't subscribe?" was the reply; "why I saw you nodding assent to every assertion." WELL, my little fellow," said a principal to a young philosopher, What arc the properties of heat ? The chief property of heat is, that it expands bodies, while cold con- tracts them." •'Very good, indeed, can you give a familiar example:" "Yes, sir. In summer, when it is hot, the day is long while in winter, when it is cold, it becomes very short." The examination did not proceed further. A IInT POU THE LAW COURTS. The Roman advocates, who, in their pleadings, had been considered to amplify beyond what their subject required, were by the Pompeian law, re- i stricted to a certain period in their harangues; and f0148that purpose, 1ud always clepsydra) (or water clocks) placed in view I to keep them within the prescribed limits. These were of I different sizes, so as to admit of longer or shorter periods of I pleadings, and were distributed at the discretion of the judges, I according to the nature and importance of the causes, always I allowing the accused half as much more time to justify himself, I us was granted to the accuser iu making the charge, I TLMING IT.—A minister in the Highlands of Scotland found I one of his parishoners intoxicated. "It is wrong to get I drunk," said the parson. "I ken that," said the guilty I person, but then I dinna drink as meikle as you do." Why, I ir, how is that? Why, gin it please ye, dinna ye aye take I a glass of whiskey and water after dinner?" "Why, yes, I Jemmy, I do take a glass of whiskey after dinner, it aids I digestion." "And dinna ye take a glass of whiskey-toddy I every uight when ye are gaun to ye'er bed?" Yes, to be I sure, I take a little toddy every night to help me to sleep." I continued the parishoner, that's just about fourteen I glasses a week, and about sixty every month. I only get paid I oncost month., and then if I'd take sixty glassas it wad make I me drunk for a week. Now ye see the only difference is that I Tu time it better than I do." I A MATTER OF FACT Man.—A hardy seaman, who had escaped I one of the recent shipwrecks upon the coast, was asked by a I ;çocJJ lady how he felt when the waves dashed over him, lie I replied Wet, Madam, very wet." I A SLUTTISH housemaid exclaimed, when scolded for untidi- I nc-ss of her chambers, "I'm sure the room would be clean I enough if it were not for the nasty sun, which is always show- I Llg the dirty corners. I Nobility OF Name.—I^ast week were married at Plymouth, I Mr. Duke to Miss Lord, both of Prince I XtlATiiiMONY.—Some slandering batehelor says, it is "much I joy when you first get married, but it is IIIOVQ Jawy after a year ur 80. I CLOTHES-WASHING IN CALIFORNIA.—I know a person whose I wire made a very handsome sum by washing linen whilst her I husband was away at the mines. Think of twelve dollars a dozen, I Her husband remained absent somewhere about four weeks, I and though he came back with a pretty good she, good I woman, laughed outright at his gold washing; for her shirt I washing had realised, during the period, nearly double the value I 1'\ ttc"}ars 01e he had lound.—Personal Adventures in Caii- I THE STOLtE ROOM or THE WONHEKFUL OLD WOMAN OF I THREADNEEDLE STILEET.—The apartment in which the notes are I kept, previous to issue, is the Old Lady's Store Room. There is I NO jam, there are no pickles, no preserves, no gallipots, no stone- I v evejai-a, tie. spices, no anything of that sort in the Store Room I of (he Wonderful Old Lady, You might die of hunger in it. ■ Your sweet tooth would decay and tumble out before it could find I the least gratification in the Old Lady's Store Room. There H WAS a mouse found there once, but it was a dead one, and nothing ■ but skin and bone. It is a grim room, fitted up all round with I iron safes. They look as if they might be the Old Lady's ovens, ■ never heated. But they are very warm, in the City sense; for ■ when the Old Lady's two store keepers, have, each with his own ■ key, unlocked his own one of tho double locks attached to each, ■ and opened the door, Mr. Mathew Marshall gives you to hold a I little ouiulle oi paper, value-two milfious'steding and, clutching ■ IT with a strange tingling, you feel deposed to knock Mr. Mathevv I -Marshall down, and, like a patriotic Frenchman, to descend into H t S streets.—Dickens's Household Words. H How TO PugsERVB PUBLIC- RECORDS.—The water as well as the fire test of destruction has been also applied to our H national muniments. The Common Pleas records previous to ■ the coronation of George IV. were deposited in a long room, H called" Queen Elizabeth's Kitchen," lying under the Qld ■ Court of Exchequer on the west side of Westminster HaIL ■ This room was frequently flooded during the prevailing higli ■ tides of spring or autumn. Rats and vermin abounded, and ■ neither candle nor soap could be kept in the rooms, although mere public documents were deemed quite safe there. The ■ consequence was, that before these could be removed, the ■ authorities had to engage in a little sporting. The rats had to ■ be hunted out by means of dogs. We believe this was about ■ the time that the celebrated dog Billy," was in the height of lame and we are not quite sure that his services were not H K a cured for this great Exchequer Hunt. After several fine bursts" the rats allowed the documents to be removed, and turned into a temporary wooden building, which was so in- ■ tensely cold during winter time, that these wishing to make ■ searches prepared themselves with clothing as if they we're H GOMA AITLC expedition. Here mice abounded in spite ■ of the temperature and the candles, which the darkness of ■ the den rendered necessary, were gradually consumed by them. .Hut this light sort of food wanted a more consolidating diet, and they found a relishing piece de resistance in thc praycr- ■ book of the court, a great portion of which they nibbled away. Ten years afterwards the records were packed off to the King's-mews, Charing-cross, into stables and harness-lofts; ■ and on the demolition of- tli;s building in 1835, Carlton ltide H was selected as their res, ii, g- place. Words. To MAKE WATER COLD lOOR SUMMER.—The following IS a H simple mode of rendering water almost as cold as ice Let the jar, pitcher, or vessel used for water be surrounded with one ■ or more folds of coarse cotton, to be constantly wet. The evaporation of the water will carry off the heat from the inside, AN.I rtduce it to a freezing point. In India and other tropical climes, where ice cannot be procured, this is common. Let H every mechanic and labourer have at his place of employment ■ two pitchers thus provided, and with lids or covers, one to contain water for drinking, the other for evaporation, and he H can always have a supply of cold water in warm weather. Any H person can test this by dipping a finger in water.
-=.= ON THE IMPORTANCE OP BATHING THE FEET.—Few people n early life pay sufficient attention to that important, member of :he human body, the foot: compressed by pride or fashion, or by the unskilfulness of an inexperienced shoemaker, the loot is compelled to adapt itself to the straightened dimensions provided for it, consequently, in later life, corns, bunions, protuberances of the joints, and rigidity of the muscles are a constant source of pain and annoyance. If persons who are troubled with these plagues would wear easy boots or shoes, and frequently bathe the feet in tepid water, they would soon find both ease and her efit, by a speedy removal of those excrescences. Compressing the foot into a small space prevents the free circulation of the blood, and destroys the elasticity of the muscles a foot cramped up is generally cold, and cold feet are a fruitful cause of many complaints. If properly attended to, the feet should be washed daily. It is all absurd notion, entertained by some, that frequent washing makes the feet tender they might with as much truth assert that the hands and face are similarly affected by the same means. CURIOUS MISTAKE.—By an error committed on the line of telegraph from Bayonne, to Madrid, in announcing the death of Sir Robert Peel, the name of Palmella was substituted for Sir Robert's. The Madrid Journals have, in consequence of this error, been making long commentaries on the consequences which may result to Portugal from the death of the Duke of Palmella. ANOTHER STrlli- Oil Wednesday last, the power loom fustain weavers, to the number of about one hundred and fifty, in the employ of Mr. Joseph Schofield, at Littleborough, Roch- dale, turned out for an advance of wages to the amount of one halfpenny per pound. On Thursday evening a public meeting was held at the back of the Falcon iiiii, when delegates from the trades' union, Iley wood, were in attendance, and advised that the whole of the hands at Mr. Sehofield's mill should turn out for more wages, and that the weavers should have an advance of three farthings per pound. A resolution to that effect was passed, and the number of operatives now on strike is about three hundred.—Manchester Guardian. THE OUTRAGE ON HER MAJESTY.—Robert Bate, who com- mitted the dastardly assault on her Majesty, has, since his removal to Millbank Penitentiary, been an inmate of the infirmary of that prison. T ■ consequence of the medical and other testimony adduced, trial, Sir George Grey was induced to direct a medical y uination of the prisoner, and the result has been the recommendation for his confinement in the infirmary. Pate is stated to be in a very delicate state of health, He employs his time by writing letters in different languages. REPRESENTATION OF TAMWQIITH. — The election of a repre- sentative for this borough, in the room of the late Sir Robert Peel, took place in the Town-hall, on Friday last. The Mayor presided. Mr. Brammal proposed, and Mr. Robinson seconded the nomination of Sir R. Peel, to succeed his lamented father in the representation of the borough. There was no opposition, and the retuming-officer having declared Sir 11. Peel duly elected, .the meeting separated. THE PEEL MONUMEET IN MANCHESTER.—The subscription in furtherance of the local monument to Sir n. Beel is now upwards of C4,000, and, as it is rapidly increasing, no doubt a very handsome fund will speedily be realised. THE LATE SIR R. PEEL'S FATHER, on the anniversary of his seventy-eighth birth-day, in 1828, presented a silver medal to each of fifty children and grandchildren. THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The Royal Agricul- tural Society is holding its peripatetic meeting at Exeter, with a success that the reporters describe very elatedly. The city of Exeter had voted E1,200 towards the expenses; and the natives of Devon and the other western counties have received the Society's visit with a hearty welcome, and a wholesome manifestation of approval. The great day was Thursday, when a magnificent show of cattle was made the "Devons having it all their own way on their own amphitheatre. The short-horns were but middling, and the horses inferior; but the sheep were good, and the pigs positively "splendid." Owing to the distance, some of the leading machinists did not send their inventions to the competing show of machinery; so on this point there was a somewhat diminished exhibition. The great dinner took place on Thursday, and was graced by the attendance of noblemen and foreign ambassadors in the usual abundance. In the after-dinner speeches there was once a slight approach to a scene. The Earl of Yarborough had too broadly advised the farmers to stimulate themselves in the education of their sons and Mr. Lister, one of the prize judges, retorted that the landlords should be educated too—in the business of managing the land they own. Some confusion was caused, and Mr. Lister stood half-inclined to say more and yet was restricted by murmurs at last, fearing that he might come out with something which might offend," he sat down; and the rest of the speaking was of hearty "agricul- tural improvement" tone. ° I HE BUILDING FOR THE EXHIBITION or 1851 is to be made in Birmingham and the neighbourhood. Messrs. Fox, Hen- derson, and Co., of the London Works, at Smethvyick, have the contract for the iron framework Messrs. Clance, of Spon- lane, will supply the enormous quantity of glass required and the tubes are also entrusted to a firm in the district. These three materials constitute, in fact, the entire building. MODELS.—The model of part of Liverpool, the Docks, &c., now in progress for the 1851 Exhibition, is to be on so large a scale as to show everything distinctly, and will cost about £750, A model of London has been made for the same pur- purpose, on a scale of eight inches to the mile, and containing in all ninety-six square feet. We understand that it exhibits the exact situation of all tho public buildings, churches, bridges, railways, Q-v., with the Thames from Battersea to Rotherithe, and shows the different elevations of the streets. We are glad to hear that efforts are being made to purchase for the new museum at Manchester, JUr. Carrington's large plan-model (six feet by three feet eleven inches) of 3,000 square miles of district in England; comprising the country lying iu a broad belt between the Hurnbcr and the Mersey, including a great part of Yorkshire, Nottingham, Derbyshire, and Cheshire, described by us some time since. — The Builder. IOBACCO, CIGARS, AND SNUrFS.-It is shown by some re- turns to parliament, which were printed on Saturday, that in the year ending the 5th of January last, the quantities of tobacco, cigars, and snnfi, entered for home consumption, were 27,685,757Albs.and the duty paid thereon, was f:4,425,010 6s. 8d. In the year, 7,6231bs. of British-manufactured snuff were ex- ported from the United Kingdom. THE FALLS OF NIAGARA OVERTHROW OF THE GREAT TABLE ROCK.—Accounts from Canada announce the fall of the great Table Rock of the Falls of Hiagaya under circumstances of much interest. We extract the following from the Buffalo Courier of the 1st iiistiiit Tlic, falling of Table Rock at Niagara Falls, on Saturday last, was an event which has been prognos- ticated from time immemorial, though the precise period at which the affair would I conic of" was not designated. The portion that fell was from 150 to 2(;0 feet long, and from 30 to 70 feet broad, making an irregular semi-circle, the general conformation of which is probably well remembered by those who have been on the spot. It was the favourite point for observation, The noise occasioned by the crash was heard at a distance of three miles, though many in the village on the American side. heard nothing of it. It is a very fortunate cirCl11stallr.e that the event took place at dinner time, when most of the visitors were at the hotels. No lives were lost. A carriage from which the horses had been detached stood upon the rock, and a boy was seated inside. He felt the i;ock giving way, and had barely time to get out and rush to the edge that did not fall before the whole immense mass was precipitated into the chasm below." DISCOVERY OF A SILVER MINE AT TYTHBRINGTON-, GLOUCES- TERSHIRE.—The inhabitants of the parish of Tytherington, near Thornbury, Gloucestershire, are in a state of high glee, in con- sequence of the discovery of a silver mine in that locality, which is said to promise a considerable yield of the precious metals. A surveyor has made a minute examination, and it is stated that on the strength of his recommendation some capitalists from the metropolis propose working the mine. THE BRISTOL AND EXETER RAILWAY",—An accident of an alarming Kind, and which narrowly escaped being attended with serious, if not fatal consequences, occurred on Friday last to a train oil the Bristol and Exeter Railway., After they had passed the Nailsea station, the engine came in contact with a large stone, which had either fallen, or been purposely placed -or, the line: and so forcible was the concussion, that the fire- box of the engine was knocked off, and the fire scattered in every direction. The smoke filled the carriages, and the utmost consternation was excited among the passengers, many of whom thought the train was on fire. It was also known that the up-train was overdue, and this caused increased ap- prehensions, lest it should run into them. The passengers were got out as soon as possible, took up a position on the bank, and, after some delay, the engineer succeeded iu sufficiently repairing the engines to enable the train to reach Bristol, which it did at about half-past two o'clock, nearly four hours after its time..
_=====--=::=--= -m- BANQUET TO LQIiD PALMERSTON. The members of the Reform Club gave a grand entertain- ment, on Saturday evening, to Lord Palaierston, to express their confidence in his policy, and to commemorate the triumph of that noble lord in the vote of the House of Commons on Mr. Roebuck's motion. The participants in the honour of welcoming and congratulating the noble lord were necessarily limited to but a small proportion of the whole body of the members of this extensive and popular club the first 200 only of the members who had signed the invitation being privileged to obtain tickets for their own admission—that number being the extent which the grand dming-hall of the club can accommodate. The club was specially decorated and arranged for the occasion. The chair was taken by Ralph B, Osborne, Esq., M.P. The usual loyal toasts having been proposed, The Chairman said I should be wanting in that feeling of independence and candour which ought to characterize a re- presentative of this great country (hear, hear), and the chair- man of this great meeting (hear, hear), did I not on your part gladly seize the opportunity to express On your behalf our great satisfaction at being honoured with the presence of a minister, whose varied attainments and accomplishments, whose courtesy and mild bearing in private life, have won, not merely the applause of a party, but the respect and admiration of the civilised world and, gentlemen, by your leave, I will take this opportunity to see that we may look upon this, not as a meeting important only in its political bearings, but for the moral views of the subject (hear, hear), because it will show to the world that the great Liberal party of this country, differing as they may in minor shades of opinion, are not pre- pared to see the minister calumniated, or the man misrepre- sented (loud cheers). Because he has been firm in his ad- herence to a liberal course of policy (hear, hear), they will not carp at any minor or petty details they will remember that— If severe to aught, The love he bore to freedom was in fault." (Loud cheers). I, for one, rejoice that this question of foreign policy was brought before the Commons' House of Parliament (hear, hear). I do so because I think it will show to other nations that the reasoning people of this country will not con- sent to sacrifice the principles of reform and natural progress because other people may have confounded anarchy with pro- gress, and mistaken revolution for reform (cheers). We are still prepared to walk in the paths of the Constitution, and to urge those reforms which may be consonant with the times (cheers). But I also rejoice that the noble lord has been ex- posed to personal attacks and recrimination, because it has given to the world and to future ages that great intellectual effort (hear, hear) those enunciations of great truths-that lucid array of facts—and, above all, that calm and Christian-like forbearance from recrimination (applause) which will be handed to future ages as a monument of eloquence, to be studied by the philosopher and taken as a model by the statesman (cheers). Gentlemen, it is not for me to offer any laboured panegyric upon the noble lord. It has been reserved for one of the greatest and most favoured of modern writers to describe the greatest and most accomplished of modern statesmen :— Warmed by the instincts ofa knightly heart, That roused at once if insult touched the realm, He spurned each State-craft, each deceiving art, And met his foes, no vizo: to his helm. This proved his worth hereafter be our boast- Who hated Britons hated him the most." (Loud cheers j. You will at once recognise the original, (hear, hear). It remains for me, my LordPalmerston, to hand to you the names of the members of this club who subscribed to this document; and I beg to add that the signatures would have swelled to much ampler dimensions had not the time for recording them been prematurely closed (cheers). You see around you many men distinguished alike in commerce, in science, and in politics. I say to those gentlemen who urge the peaceful and calm pursuits of commerce, that in drinking this toast they are doing honour to a man who has preserved inviolable the property of British subjects, and maintained the honour of the British flag in all quarters of the globe (loud cheers). I say to those—and I see many such around me,— who are content with the calmer paths of literature and science, C, cc, that you are doing honour to the orator and the scholar (cheers). Above all I say to those—their name is Legion" who love the peaceful path of constitutional responsible Go vernment, you are doing honour to a man whose name in other climes is identified with those principles which we are assembled here to honour, and which form the character of this club (cheers). I give you, then, with all the honours,-thnt" nine times nine" which is only devoted to celebrated men,—" The health ofoxr valued guest, Lord Palmerston." The toast was most enthusiatically received, and drunk with all the honours," as indicated by the Chairman. Lord Palmerston was received with loud cheers, and every demonstration of enthusiasm. He said When I think of the honourable and flattering reception I have met with from you lilis day-^and when 1 think of the terms—so far exceeding anything which I feel conscious of deserving—in which my hon. and gallant friend has been pleased to propose this toast, I am sensible of the truth of what you must have often heard that it is far more easy to find arguments with which success- fully to repel one's opponents, than it is to find words adequate to express thanks and gratitude to one's friends (cheers). It is said, indeed, that out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speakcth but, my lords and gentlemen, the heart may be too full to allow the tongue its proper utterance (The noble lord was here much affected). Gentlemen, you have met here to- day not only to testify kind and friendly feelings to one in- dividual, but you have met also, I apprehend, to record, by a public demonstration, your opinion as to great and leading principles of public policy (cheers). I am entitled to infer, that the principles of policy which have guided the Govern- ment, of which I have the honour to be a member, in their administration of the foreign relations of this country, have been such generally, speaking in general terms, as you have thought deserving of your approbation. Those principles of policy may be described in a few words. The guiding objects of the policy of the Government with regard to our foreign rela- tions have been the interests of England (loud cheers)—in- terests which have-their beginning m the well-being of this country, and which, in their progress, comprehend the well- being of every other country. In regard to this country, it ia needless for me to say, that it ought to be the first object of those who have the charge of her foreign relations to maintain unimpaired its honour, its dignity, and its rights. It is also their duty to protect our fellow-subjects in whatever foreign land they may be (vehement cheering). We are eminently a travelling, an enquiring, a commercial nation, There is no part of the great ocean, which occupies so vast a portion' of the globe, on whose bosom our ships andour merchandise are not found to float. There is no lnud, however distant or however near—however civilised or however barbarous—in which Englishmen are not found, for the purposes of recreation or of health, in the pursuit of science or of commerce, or in the noble and higher avocation of shedding through the regious of dark- ness the light of the Christian faith (cheers). I contend that these fellow-subjects of ours are entitled, wherever they may be, to think that they are under the guardianship of the watch- ful eye of this country (cheers)—and to assume that England will either protect them from wrong, or, if wrong is done, chat her power will obtain for them redress (cheers). I have said that the interests of England is not only that we should our- selves participate in these objects, but also that we rejoice in the well-being of all other nations. The days are gone by, at least in this country, when men thought, when nations imagined, that their own prosperity was to be promoted by the adversity of their neighbours (loud cheering). We glory in our own wealth—in our ov/n happiness—in our own liberty but we do not desire a monopoly of these blessings and so far as our efforts can be properly exercised, I"think it is the duty of the Government of this country to assist other nations in following her example—those who are endeavouring at least to attain the position which we occupy (cheers). I do not mean to say, as those who have endeavoured to thwart our policy unfoundedly assert We say, that we ought to go like knights errant of civilisation to force our institutions upon other countries, to excite discontent, to encourage disturbances. Such is no part of the duty of the Government of England but when we see nations endeavouring, in conjunction with their own Governments, to improve their constitutions—when we see nations sensible of the evils under which they suffer, endeavouring rationally, temperately, and calmly to improve their condition, they deserve at least our sympathy (cheers); and it other powers, with different impressions and views, should endeavour to interefere to prevent the dcvelope'ment of liberty, my conviction is that the Government of England will always be supported and backed by the people of England in throwing their weight into the scale, and endeavouring thus to redress the balance, And be persuaded, gentlemen, that this may often be done without endangering; the continUrtllCe of peace. Do not imagine that we are less sensible than any other men in the country of the value and importance of peace. Don't imagine that we think lightly of the calamities of war— of the interruptions which war opposes to all improvements, social, political, and commercial. Do not imagine that we are insensible to those great reasons which ought to deter the Government of this country from involving, without absolute necessity, the people with whose destinies they are charged in all the miseries and calamities of war. But do not let the a i people of this country imagine that every angry word which may fall from another Government is immediately to be fol- lowed by a blow (loud cheers and laughter). Do not let the people of this country believe that every demonstration of dissatisfaction, whether diplomatic or otherwise (laughter and cheers) that may come from a gentleman whose policy and views have been thwarted by the views and policy of England must inevitably lead to hostilities with this nation, Anxious as the people of this country are—ami, to their honour be it spoken, I believe no people in the world are more anxious than they are to preserve peace and avoid war with any country whatsoever—yet believe me, there is no other country which is not as disinclined—and that for the best of all reasons—to g to war with England as England can be to go to war with them. This consciousness of strength—this feeling of the national power, ought never to tempt the Government or the people ot England to commit anything that is unjust or wrong, but it ought at least to bear us up in pursuing the cause of justice and honour, and induce us not lightly to give way to apprehensions founded on no real ground (loud cheers). I feel that we may be proud, and reasonably proud, of the country in which we haye the good fortune to be born (cheers). It seems to me that this British nation is destined, under Providence, to bear an honourable part in promoting and advancing the civilisation of mankind (loud cheers). It ig. from this hive that the swarm has proceeded—that living and active swarm which has covered with the works of its constructive industry the wilds or pri- meval forest of North America there is no land, however re- mote, in which Englishmen have not introduced the art of civilisation and the blessings of Christianity and here in this land, where we are at home, we feel prellll to think that we bald out to the civilised nations of the world an example of in- ternal organisation, of systematic and progressive improvement, —a practical proof and conviction that in the improvement and reform of our ancient institutions you give them strength, and do not overthrow or destroy them—nay, that this country holds out to the civilised nations of the world an example worthy of the imitation of every statesman, and worthy, also, of the ad- miration of the wisest philosopher (cheers). Gentlemen, I again thank you,—most inadequately thank you,—for the great and distinguished honour which you have conferred upon me bvjt I beg to assure you, though my words fall far short of my feelings, and infinitely below the very distinguished kindness "l have received at your hands, that the recollection of this day will be impressed on my memory to the latest hour of my existence and that, if in any act of my public life I shall feel hesitation or doubt, the recollection not only of the kindness which you have exhibited to me this day, but of the handsome and generous support which I have received (loud cheers)—the recollections, I say, of the handsome and generous support which I have received from your hands in moments of great personal and official difficulty (loud cheers)—will encourage me and support me in the discharge of my duty and this you may depend on, that so long as this country has the good for- tune to be represented by such men as I see around me, and as long as the people of this country are animated by the generous and patriotic feelings which have led you here to-day, there is no danger that any Government of England will shrillk from the performance of their duty, and there never can be fear for the fortunes of our country. (The noble lord resumed his seat amidst enthusiastic cheering.) Lord James Stuart then rose to propose the next toast, Lord John Russell and her Majesty's Ministers," and said that the committee of which he had the honour to be a mem- ber had done him the honour to put this toast into his hands and though he was aware that there were many present who could do much more justice to it, he would not decline the duty which had been imposed upon him. He was convinced that that toast would be well received—nay, lie would say enthusiastically received—by all shades of reformers assembled in that room (cheers). He was quite aware that the member;, of the lleform Club included gentlemen of every variety of reform opinions but, recollecting the benefits which had accrued to the country from the possession of office by Lord John Russell and his colleagues, he was quite sure of a hearty response to his proposition. He had been one of a deputation who waited on Lord John Russell to invite his attendance on this occasion, and though the state of his lordship's health prevented his acceptance of the invitation, he distinctly stated to the deputation that he had always approved of the adminis- tration of foreign affairs as pursued by his noble friend. lie (Lord James Staart) was convinced, too, that the whole of the cabinet concurred entirely with the policy of their noble colleague, who was that day their guest (hear, hear). He would not detain them at any length detailing the policy of the noble lord during the 33 years he has been in parliament, but he would merely remind them that he had been the means, 27 years ago, of repealing the Test and Corporation Acts which for 150 years had disgraced the statute book that lie had also been the strenuous advocate of Catholic Emancipation, though the honour of carrying that measure had fallen to the lot of another, and in later times he had been the strenuous advocate of free trade principles and although the final repeal of the corn laws was carried by that great statesman, whose loss they -ic all lamented—(hear, hear)—his success was .greatly attri- butable to the disinterested co-operation of the noble lord.g colleague, Sir George Grey, to recall their recollection to the able manner in which he had administered the affairs of his office, and in the year 18-18, had, during the political dis- turbances which prevailed in neighbouring nations, main- tained the peace of this country. The following gentlemen afterwards addressed the assem- I)ly Attorney-General, Sir G. Strickland, Lord Comoys, Mr. W. M.James, the Solicitor-General, Mr. M. O'Oonm.-ll. Baron de Iiothschill, Sergeant Murphy, and Lord Dudley Stuart.
Hint LUESTY, with a keen appreciation of the genius of Sir 11. Peel, and with a noble expression of regret for his loss, has addressed one of the kindest of autograph letteis to Lady Peel. A FEMALE NAVVIE.—A bout six weeks ago there CIJnie to Drutnlanrig tunnel a young man about 17 or 18 ) of age, of the name of William M'Dougail, who asked for and LL tained work as a hbouret, and was employed iu the tunnel at the bottom of the shafts, which is much inundated with wate and about 150 feet from the surface of the ground. While ci,. work his clothes were scarcely ever dry, but notwithstanding this he wrought ten hours a day alongside the best navvies on the shaft, and soon became, by his kind and obliging dispo- sition, a great favourite with his fellow-workmen. A few days ago, from various circumstances, suspicions arose in the n.i¡h[s of some of the managers that he was other than he appeared to be; in short, they suspected him to belong to the "better half of creation." The house in which he lodged was dis- covered, and on enquiry of the landlady as to the description of her lo 'gers, she answered they were all miners except one labourer named Willie" M'Dougail, a quiet, bien, well- doing lad, who had a good stock of clothes of his own, besides some of his sister's, which lie had brought away from her by mistake; and as this latter information increased preceding suspicion, Willie" was immediately sent for and taken roundly t) task, when he Etoqtly denied being other than a man. However,,ou being strongly questioned, and seeing she could keep her secret no longer, she at length acknowledged herself to belong to the fair sex, and gave as reasons for her strange proceedings that she wished to raise, by honest in- dustry, the needful" to carry her to America. By the kind assistance of the lady of one of the managers, she was soon attired in habiliments becoming her sex and position in life. A subscription has been commenced at the works and in the neighbourhood for the purpose of raising a sufficient sum to enable this spirited, enterprising, and dauntless gild to accom- plish the object she had in view, and which promises fair, from the spirit in which her" brother" workmen and others are entering into the scheme, to provide her with ample funds for her laudable object. We may add that our heroine is a native of the sister isle. Courier. ACCIDENT ON THE SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY.—An immense number or persons left the Waterloo station, on Sunday morning, in the excursion trains to Southampton. One of the. trains lett a quarter of an hour before another, and was overtaken by the latter some distance down the line. As there appeared scarcely sufficient power in the engine of the first train to keep it aheaci of the second, the latter assisted in propelling the former along. When near Basingstoke the first train shot ahead a little of the second, but was again overtaken by the latter, and although the concussion of their coming in contact was very slight, it was suf- ficient to throw a man out who was improperly sitting on the outer rail of an open third class carriage, without any roof, which was the fourth from the last carriage of the first train. The man fell across the rail, and the whole of the four last car- riages of the first train went over his head and arm. His head was cut to pieces, and his brains scattered over the line. lie was of course killed by the first wheel which went over him. He moaned after lie fell out of the carriage,. He was respect- ably dressed, and it was stated that lie resided somewhere in the neighbourhood of Ludgate-hill. It is said lhat 110 blame was attributable to the driver of the engine of tha second train, because the concussion of coming in contact with the first train would not have done any damage, if the unfortunate man wlvfe met with the fatal accident had not been sitting where lie haS j no business to siL