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UUstcU.uuous Jntclligiiitt. HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL, THE MORAL LESSOX.—Mother. If Mrs. Johnson comes. Jemmy, say I'm not at home.—Jemmy. Oh, I dare say And then you'll give me a whacking for telling a story !—Judy. STAGNATION IN THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE.— The Financia remarks that business in the Stock Exchange on Monday was, if possible, worse than ever, and at an unusually early period of the after- noon the building was quite empty. Members who have had as much as thirty or forty years' experience declare they have never known such extreme and long-continued stagnation. Consequently, in scarcely one single stock did the extreme variation to-day reach as much as i per cent., while, in the great majority of instances, values were absolutely un- changed MONEY ORDERS.—A bill "to amend the law with respect to money orders granted or issued by or under the authority of the Postmaster-General" has been introduced by Mr. W. H. Smith and Lord John Manners. Its object is, according to the preamble, to enable the Postmaster-General to issue money orders capable of being cashed with greater facility than those which are at present issued," and the bill proposes to remove doubts which are entertained whether certain enactments mentioned in a schedule will apply to money orders. CHILD EMIGRATION.—Miss Rye's next party of chil- dren will leave England for Canada on 2nd of August, in the Circassian, and her secretary, Miss Lizzie Still, will be happy to receive (free, if necessary) orphan or destitute little girls between the ages of 4 and 13 years, into the Home, Avenue House, High-street, Peckham. City missionaries^ Bible-women and others, are desired to recommend suitable cases. WAKING UP !—The Japanese are waking up to the importance of improving the breed of horses and minor animals (says the World). A commission was recently sent from Yokohama to the United States deputed to purchase the best blood-stock that could be obtained for money. It has already sent back from California a consignment of three thoroughbred horses, two fillies, and two large draught stallions. It is not improbable that the Japanese Commissioners may put in an appearance at the Cobham sales next year. Fifty pure merino rams and a like number of ewes have also been safely landed at Yokohama. A TRAGEDY IN BERLIN.—The Berlin Correspondent of the Daily News writes :—" A letter-carrier was murdered the other day in circumstances of extra- ordinary boldness. It was in the Tauben-strasse, one of the most crowded and busy streets in the city, and in the middle of the day. The victim, who was a Geldbrieftrager, or carrier who pays postal money orders, and collects the money on postal drafts, had been to the third flight of a large house, where he had received a payment of 10,000 marks. On descend- ing to the street he passed on the first floor, which was vacant, a young man apparently trying to obtain entrance. The good-natured letter-carrier explained that nobody lived there, and passed on down. But he had just turned his back, and had got down one or two steps, when the man sprang upon him, and dealt him a frightful blow in the head with a knife and then tried t, snatch the pouch in which the money was carried. In this he failed, and as the carrier had strength enough to follow him with the cries for help he was seized as he issued into the street, and taken to the police station. The victim of this audacious attack was carried to a hospital, where it is reported he has since died. The assassin was cool and impu- dent before the police and explained that he had learned the habits of the letter-carrier, as well as the arrangement of the house, by frequenting a low drink- ing shop in the basement. FOND OF HEROICS IN ELECTIONEERING !—Maytair says :—" Tne death of Admiral Rous not only recalls the fact that he once represented Westminster, but it also suggests the reflection that Westminster is fond of heroics in electioneering. It returned Lord Dan- donald as a reward for destroying a fleet of (ireships, as it returned Captain Ilourf a.fter he had brought his ship, the Pique, home from Canada—1,500 miles— withotft a rudder or an anchor, and with a leak in her bow that let in twenty-three inches of water every hour. Westminster chose Charles James Fox when he was the most unpopular man in the country be- cause of the course he had taken about the French Revolution and the American Rebellion. It returned Sir Lacy Evans because of his brave doings in the Peninsular War, and it returned Mr. John Stuart Mill when no other constituency was ready to accept his conditions of asking him to represent them and paying his election expenses." GENERAL GRANT'S SILENCE.-General Grant can hardly be called a social success (says the World). His silence is proverbial, but it is not an eloquent silence-he simply gives one an impression that he says nothing because he has nothing to say. His little speech to the Duke of Wellington is, however, worth recording. Having sat silent through dinner, he suddenly found his tongue, and asked his host, Duke, what was the largest number of men your father ever commanded?" The Duke thought for a moment, and then mentioned some figure which I do not remember. It is sufficient to say that it was con- siderably under half a million. The ex-President thought for a moment, and then remarked sotto voce, "Then I have beaten the Duke;" after which he dropped once more into silence. FATAL BOATING ACCIDENTS.—At Bolton on Satur- day evening three young men, Robert Latlidm Johnson, coal agent; John Pilling, compositor; and John Smith Stott, foreman over iron-turners, were rowing in a pleasure-boat on the Bolton and Bury Canal. Stott rose from his seat to take off his coat when the boat tilted over. All three were thrown into the water, which was ten feet deep. Johnson managed to get to the bank, but the other two could not swim and were drowned. Stott leaves seven and Pilling two children. — On Sunday afternoon two youths, sailing in a small boat in Plymouth Sound, were caught in a squall, and before they could let go the sheet the boat capsized and sank. They must have become entangled in the rigging, for they were not although several boats pulled to the rr acc; 1 nt occurred close in shore among the crowds who full view of the occur The advantages of ,iioieuav luted. It is said e who suffer from rheuma,* ,n are cured in a y days by feeding on this delicious esculent, while more chronic cases are much relieved, especially if the patient avoids all acids. The Jerusalem artichoke affords a similar relief. It may be well to remark that most plants that grow naturally near the sea- coast contain more or less iodine, and in all rheu- matic complaints iodine has long been used,—Dietetic Reformer. THE COBBEN STATUE AT BRADFORD.—The Cobden statue, which is to be unveiled by Mr. Bright. M.P., early in July, has been erected in the Bradford Exchange. From its position at the tower end of the room; the statue, which is of white marble, forms a very conspicuous object. It stands on a polished granite pedestal, in the centre of which are carved in gilt letters the words, "Cobden," and around it in a circle, "Free trade," "Peace and goodwill among nations." At the back of the pedestal is an inscrip- tion, also in gilt letters, stating that the statue is the gift of the late Mr. G. H. Booth, a citizen of the United States, and that it is erected as a mark of admiration of the character and labours of the lats Richard Cobden, and as a memoir of the donor's residence in Bradford for a number of years. NOT QUALIFIED TO GIVE AN OWN ION.—The World says General Grant complains of the speeches he is expected to make, and of the opinions he is asked to give about horse-races. There is no affectation in his dislike tc speechifying. When he gets on his L gt; he is at a loss what to say and he naturally prefers to remain seated, and not to be> called upon to say any- thing. The other day, when pressed to give an opinion about the races in this country as compared with those in tho United States, he made the candid avowal, which I print in order to save him from being ques- tioned again There is an impression abroad that I < am a great horse-racer, fend of horses; but. on the contrary, I really know nothing of racing, have seen two races only-one at Cincinnati in 1865, and one at the opening of the Jerome Park in 1867. I feel, there- fore., that I not qualified to give an opinion." Tft^vrxiiyo IN CULA.—Travelling ia the Uand of Cuba may bo pleasant, 1u apparently it k, not altogether without danger. Accordinj to an American paper, the Spanish Government ha^ recently ordered an Amcrican rolling stock company to construct for it several bullet-proof carriages for use on the Cuban railways. These carriages are to be thirty feet long and about seven feet high, and are to be fitted in- ternally in every respect like an ordinary first-class carriage. The exterior also does not present any peculiar appearance. But between the outside and the inner lining a strong iron plate is to be interposed reaching up to the level of the windows. Above this the carriage is to be armounred with a thinner plate. The windows also can be barricaded by putting up steel shutters. Altogether, determined men attacked in one of these conveyances would be in a favourable position for making an obstinate defonce-—Pail Mad Gazette WOLVES IN RUSSIA.—European Russia, according to an official report, contains 200,000 wolves, andm 1873 they killed 1G1 persons, whereas in 1849, 18ot^ and 1851 the average deaths were 125. One hundreo and eighty thousand cattle and other live stock are annually destroyed, besides poultry and dogs, the former being the usual diet of young wolves, ine total loss is estimated at 15,000,000 roubles per annum, and the loss in Siberia must be very considerable, espe- cially in reindeer. JOSH BILLING'S MENU FOR A LOVE FEAST. "Spling" soup and Pot au Few, two soles (with but a single thought), Sauce Piquante, Calf's heart au My deary, Filly a la Financiere, Lamb Cuddlets, To mate her sauce, Amour Fowl trust auPate de Foi. Tongue aunaturel brain sauce, Green Gage Tart, sweet sauce f Cheries, Pairs, Love apples, Ices: none. Wine. § Chateau Ma go, Chateau la Rose, Beau jollr., Pûrt- A not crusted-Sherry-Amoroso, Liqueur—Cure-hef', K so. Cafe au Champs Elysees. # A TRADITION ABOUT THE CUCKOO.—The cuckoo is ■n animal that has elicited the philosophy and$enti- .ent of city denizens, not understanding the reason hy it ehould choose the word cuckoo, and why should have such peculiar notions about its neSt, Aijaong the Dt|-nes we learn that in early spring-time, h-wlien the voice of the cuckoo is first heard in the woods, every village girl kisses her hand and asks the question, "Cuckoo, cuckoo, when shall I be married? And the old folk, borne down with age and rheumatism: inquire, "Cuckoo, when shall I be released from this world's cares ?" The bird, in answer, continues sing4 ing "Cuckoo!" as many times as years will elapse before the object of their desires will come to pass. But, as some old people live to an advanced age, and many girls die old maids, the poor bird has so mucn to do in answering the questions put to her that the building season goes by; she has no time to make her nest, but lays her eggs in that of the hedge-sparrow. THE LAST NEW IDEA !—What would you think of such an announcement as this in a respectable ham- and-beef shop Hams let on hire for Jinner-parties Nevertheless this is what they do in Paris. You go to a shop where they sell ham retail by the slice, and you say I have got a dinner-party to-monoV; and I want to have a hot ham—the largest and finest have.' Those extraordinary articles called jambonS de Yorck' (please put in the c) are as big as a whole sheep and the larger they are the better quality of the meat. Now in England the enormous ham would hang like a nightmare for weeks ever any ordinary household. In Paris, however, you pay simply the hire for the night, the amount eaten, and the rest is sold over the counter at the marcliand de comestibles —The World. A HEROINE.—Lizzie M'Pherson is San Francisco's pet heroine just now. A little child fell in front of heavy waggon in a crowded street. The daring young woman bounded to the rescue. The wheel was on the point of grazing the child's head, and to have stooped to lift the little one would have been to lose the moment there was left to save its life. So she un- hesitatingly put her. foot in front of the wheel, and with her hands held on to the spokes until the waggon was stopped. The child was picked up unhurt, but the saviour had her foot crushed, and from pain and excitement combined fainted away when her deed of bravery was done. THE FAMILY TORPEDO.—Recent experiments with torpedoes have shown what tremendous effects may be caused by an object which, to look at, appears small and insignificant. But it is a mistake to describe this condition of things as something new. Observa- tion shows that when there is a "blow-up" in the domestic circle, the hubbub is always out of all pro- portion to the cause of the disturbance,—Judy. THE SILENT PRESIDENT.—Mayfair says There is nothing like English enthusiasm for bringing a man out. Here is General Grant, for instance. During the contest that resulted in his election he was known as the Dumb Candidate,' and throughout his Presi- dency, true to his character, he was the Silent President.' His longest speech was about six lines. He inaugurated the biggest thing in creation, the Philadelphia Exhibition, in fftur lines. Yet he no sooner touches the free soil of England than his tongue is loosed, and he can make a couple of smart speeches in an evening, one, it is true, of his usual six-line pattern, but the other, twenty or twenty-five lines deep. Oh, that General Grant would return our kind- ness to him by teaching some of our politicians how to stem the torrent of their eloquence He could confer no greater benefit upon us." CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.—A Parliamentary Blue Book, obtained by Mr. Joseph Cowen, M.P., has been issued on Industrial and Provident Societies in England and Wales in the year 1875. There were 926 in number, and the amount insured was £2,524,401, The number of members at the end of the year was 420,024, admitted during the year 73,454, and with- drawn during the year 36,700. Of share capital the amount at the end of the year was £4,477,938 the amount credited during the year was £1,812,522; the amount debited during the year, £1,388,975. The loan capital shows the amount at the end of the year to have been £742,073; credited during the year, and debited during the year, £158,422, The trade accounts set forth goods paid for in the yew £14.070,559; cash received for goods in the year, £16.176.570; and the average stock-in-trade, Tho total expenses in the year were £714,604, and the interest on share loans and other capital, £216,218. Under the head of "liabilities and assets" the entire liabilities were in the year £5,65V,035; reserve fund, £220,011; and the entire assets, £6,199,200. The value of buildings, fixtures, and land, £] ,894,646; capital invested with other Industrial and Provident Societies, £636,400 and the r capital invested with companies incorporated under the Companies' Act, £538,140. The disposable net profit realized from all sources during the year was £1,248,602 the declared dividends due to the mem- bers during the year, £1,117,870: dividends allowed to non-members in the year, £18,555; and the ainoiJi" allowed for educational purposes during the y £10,Ü4. A CHEAP PLACE TO LIVE AT.—The glorious tini0 that was to follow the accession of Jack Cade to the Throne of England, when seven halfpenny loaves were to be nold for a penny, and it was to be considered felony to drink small beer, appears to be in process of realisation at the present moment in Varna (remarks the Evening Standard). One might have thought that Turkey would have been the last country in the world "to choose for a residence just now, but accord- ing to the accounts received from thence Varna miis», be a real Paradise for gourmands. Bread, we are told, can be purchased at about a penny a pound, meat froio three halfpence to threepence. Fish of^ excellent quality and delicious flavour may be obtained for a mere tnfle; a. spring chicken costs but fourpence; a full-grown fowl, sevenpence: new laid eggs are worth only about three shillings per hundred; and good, sound wine is to be had almost for the asking. If this is Turkey in a state of war, when provisions are supposed to "be dear, if not scarce, what must Turkey be in time of peace? Directly hostilities broke out between Russia and the Porte the price of wheat and breadstuffs generally went up immediately in this country, and the cost of the 41b. loaf is noW almost as great as it was during the time of the Crimean war. But in Turkey, or, at all events, in the threat- ened provinces, the condition of things seems to be exactly the very opposite. How or by what means this glut of provisions in Varna has been secured, we are unable to say, but we should imagine that if tourists were insured protection against the little peculiarities of the Bashi-Bazouks and the thieving propensities of the undisciplined Circassians-assuming, of course, that the Cossacks had not yet arrived—there would be plenty of visitors during the holiday season. Switzerland, or even the rediscovered Vallombrosa, as Artemus Ward said of Versoovius and the Critter,' would not be a circumstans." WINES TO BE PROVIDED.—The American Corres- pondent of The Times writes :— President Hayes will make his official visit to New Eng land this week Elaborate preparations are being made at Boston, Providence, and elsewhere to give him a hearty re' ception. On Friday a deputation from the Women's Tern perance Union visited Mayor Prince, of Boston, asking tha no intoxicating liquors should be provided at the Presidents banquet. The Mayor replied that he had been studying the subject for 30 years, and that the prayer of the petitioners could not be granted because it was not right that it shouIO be so. lie approved the moderate use of liquor, and said that Boston desired every courtesy should be extended to the President, and he was determined that nothing should be left undone which would contribute to the proper fes- tivities on the occasion of the banquet. It was customary to furnish wines on similar occasions, and would, therefore, be right to do so on the present occasion. HUMAN HAIR.—Dr. Erasmus Wilson had been en- gaged in an investigation of the number of hairs con- tained in square inch of the surface of the human head. He estimates that eadl square ineh contains 744 hair folicles, and that as a large number of these give pas- sage to two hairs, the number on a square inch may probably be estimated at about 1,066, and the super- ficial area of the head being about 120 square inches, this equals about 133,920 hairs for the entire head.— The Analyst, ON THE CARDS.— vVhen a game of whist is played In Calcutta, can it be called an India-rubber?—Judy. MR GLADSTONE AND GROCERS' LICENSES.—Mr. Gladstone, in a letter dated from Harley-street, June 19 (published in the Grocer), states that he certainly can be no consenting party to anything like the restriction proposed upon grocers' licences, without proof of abuse under the present svstem, which h not as yet to his knowledge been supplied and under all circumstances he will view with repugnance the establishment of a new monopoly, persuaded as he is that monopoly is already a most effective obstacle to all reasonable reform of our liquor laws, and to effect- ing a decrease in that drunkenness which is the bhUle of the country. JONAS HANWAY. — Mr. Morrison, Hanwell, Mid- lesex, writes to the Daily Ncics Your remarks1 upon the results of the exertions of this philanthropist and most estimable man in your interesting report of the Royal visit to the Warspite training ship induce me to ask for the publicity of a fact cf some import- ance connected with oonas Kanv/ay. The resting placj of our honoured ancestors is generally a ma.tte1 of interest. Let me then with your permission make known to many of your numerous readers that tfc. the vaults beneath tho pretty church at Hanwell (St. Mary's), so well known to all travellers on the Great Western Railway, lie tho remaims of Jonas Hanway* The only mural monument to his memory is a modest tablet in Westminster Abbey. His resting-place is unmarked by any memorial. Should it be so ?" THE CZAR AT THE SEAT OF WAS.—The tem* porary residence fitted up for the accommodation ofthoj C. ~r at Plojesti is of the most unpretending character. It is but cae story high, and there only eight rooms: a vestibule, an antechamber, onion for aides-de-camp and officcrsc11 duty, a sxaokinS* room, a study, a. reception-room, a bedchamber, and a salle a mangjr. Except the reception-room andjthfr antechamber they are all extremely small, but they are upholstered with much elegance. In the smoking* room, which is furnished in the Turkish fashion with luxurious ottomnns and carpets, there is a portrait ÍJ1 oils of the late Emperor Nicholas and a chroW°" lithograph of Pj-ince Charles of Roumania on horse- back. The Czar sleeps on an iron camp-bed, whie» he always carries with him. Sixteen is the larg number that sits at the imperial dinner'table, that only on gab. occasions. There are no fewer tbP four hundred horses- many of them superb attached to the service of his Imperial Majesty d I hia suite,—The World

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