THE PEOPLE OF ALGERIA; THEIR HABITS AND CUSTOMS. The following is an extract from the special cor- respondent of the Daily Telegraph, who has been sent over to Algeria to record the events connected with the Emperor's visit there. He says :— "The hundred mayors, the jive hundred members of the municipal councils, the prefects and sub-prefects, the intendants and directors, the chiefs of this and the chiefs of that who have been in due course presented to the Sovereign since his arrival, who have presented him with the keys of towns that have gates in number sufficient to set his Majesty'up in business as a lock- smith who have harangued him and sung interminable variations in their official pteans on the solitary air Yive l'Empereur Vive I'lmperatrice! Yive le Prince Imperial! who have assured Agamemnon, King of Men, that he is Jupiter—who have declared that, now he has condescended visit Algeria, the colony may go to sleep for ever in the slumber of beatitude all these worthy folks belong more or less to the type of the 'old Al,rarians' I have depicted. They are quite as much at home at Algiers or at Oran as at Tarasoon or Arcis-snr-Aube. How clean and pretty the town of Oran is; how trim the houses; how well planted the environs; what charming villas there are round about; how industrious and prosperous are the in- habitants Well, all this had to be conquered once upon a time, first from the wilderness, next from the wild beasts, lastly from the Indians. How many of the earlier colonists had their heads chopped off, or, worse, were gashed in pieces or tortured at slow fire by the bloody lavages ? The other day the mayor of an Algerian town presented to his Majesty as a kind of phenomenal heroine a paor little girl of fifteen, whose parents had been murdered, and who her- self had been shamefully maltreated by the natives. The Emperor received 'her paternally, and appeared horrified at the recital of tie outrages committed upon har.. I knew nothing of those atrocities he exclaimed. '.Nothing has been told me about them.' Of course atrocities do not enter into the official programme of ecstatic Royalty; but they are, nevertheless, among the commonest fea- tures of colonisation. In the smoko of' how many' thousand Indian wigwams have hnng the golden- haired scalps of Anglo-Sason women and ohildren F No country was ever yet wrested by a civilised from a barbarous peoplesrtthocKv the burning down-cfi-houses, the chopping off of heads, and the maltreatment of 1 the feeble and unprotected and in many instances i. i°1V1 have been guilty of atrocities 8.9 exe- S erable as tnose committed by savages. 'Bat,' i contend the dogmatists,_ 'the Arabs, although barbarous in inany of their usuages, have a certain kind of civilisation. Moreover, they are three kind of civilisation. Moreover, they are three millions strong, among vhera can be reckoned, at the lowest computation, tbrle hundred thousand muskets and yataghans, with soUiers as brave as any French- man to wield them. We do not wish to extirpate them as the Anglo-Saxom have extirpated the North American Indians. We vish to live in peace with them, to civilise them, anc to convert them into loyal subjects of the Empero- Napoleon.' The theory is admirable, bat how is it to be put into prac- tice ? What is meant by' civilising' the Arabs-that word which is perpetually in the mouth of every Frenchman you meet ? Civilisation, from a French point of view, means hats, oats, boots, table cChdte dinners, cafés chantants, nuaked balls in Carnival time, wigs, hair dye, kid ghms, bonnets, paintings in oil and water colours, quadrillts and polkas, overtures to &4miramide and pois pourris from the Africaine, the Pompes Fv/nebres, dominoes and piquet, the novels of MM. Feydeau and Flangogues, and the Code NapoléJD. I am not aware of icy other considerable elements in French civilisation, ave, perhaps, grand hotels, the songs of MademoiselleTheresa, rolls on the drum, the dem'i-monde, and the A.cademy of Inscrip- tions and Belles Lettres. What on earth is the Arab to do with French civilisation ? He won't wear hats, or coats, or boots. He eats with lis fingers. He has his cctfes cli/zntanis; but then only one song, and that one five thousand years old, is sung night after night to the music of one lute, one tambourine, and one timbrel, all dating from the time whm Miriam exulted I in the sinking of the horse and hig rider in Egypt's dark sea. The Pompes Funebres concern him not. He observes no dark ceremonial of sorrow. You may see an Arab funeral every day in the cemeteries of Algiers. When a true believer dies, they diess him in his best burnous, pop him into an opm chest gaily painted, and cover all save his face with carpets, or silken stuffs, or dirty rags, according to the rank of the deceased; and then six sturdy fellows hoist this bier on their shoulders, and scamper away with it as fast as ever their legs will carry them to the burying- ground. Arrived there, the corpse is turned out of the chest on the ground and denuded. Then a pro. fessional person comes with soap and water, and a handful of flax, and scrubs the dead man all over, and then, uncoffined and un shrouded, he is hidden away in the bosom of his pitying mother eatth, and the painted chest serves for somebody else who dies next day. To civilise the Arab in an undertaking sense, you must give him men in rusty black, with cocked hats and red noses, coffins, palls, and black velvet draperies, with his cipher, nine or none, emblazoned thereon to say nothing of wax candies, holy water, incense, cross bearers, a priest, and two or three choristers. These undertaking paraphernalia are all more or less connected with the religion of civilisation, and that religion is Christianity. The Arab believes in his heart of hearts tha,t the Christian is an infidel and a dog. Do you wish to civilise him with regard to mar- riage ? His customs, which are his religion, enforce the inclaustration of women at home, or their con- cealment under a veil when abroad. There can be no courtship. The Mahometan girl is sold to a man she has never seen. As for quadrilles and polkas, the only Moorish women who dance in public are public women. As for novels, the Araks, not being priests, schoolmasters, or scribes, are not given either to reading or to writing, and their only acquaintance with fiction is derived from a few scandalous excerpts from the "Arabian Nights" —related by professional storytellers in the coffee- houses, or from the blackguard performances of the puppet-show called Karagheus, corrupted by the French into Oaragoussc—the Arab Panch. If you offer the Arab the Code Napoleon, he tells you that the Koran is enough for him. He has a demi- monde of his own and in lieu of frequenting a grand hotel he retires to a caravanserai, where he sups off half a pancake, a draught of sour milk, and a handful of dates, and wrapping himself up in a camel'a-hair cloak, goes to sleep on a floor of baked mud. This is what the Arab really is, and these are the alternatives which the French offer him."
THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS, The new Act of Parliament to amend the registra- tion of county voters has just been printed, and has immediate operation. It will effect several important alterations in the law of registration and as to the duties of revising barristers in the next revisien olthe lists of counties, cities, and boroughs. On or before the 10th June in every year the clerk of the peace is to deliver to the overseers of every parish in the county his precept according to the form now primed, with the forms of notices, list, and copies of the register in the principal Act mentioned. The clerk of the peace is to transmit to the overseer of every parish copies of the part of the register relating to each parish; and the overseers, on or before the 20th June, are to publish the register as provided on the church doors, and the same is to be removed not later than the 20th July. In future the 20th August, instead of the 25th, is to be the last day for giving notices of objections; and the 1st September, instead of the 29th August, is to be the last day for the overseers to deliver to the clerks of the peace the papers mentioned in the ninth section of the principal Act. One of the moat important alterations now made is, that the grounds of objection are to be specified in the notice given. "No person objected to under the provisions of this Act shall be required to give evidence before the re- vising barrister in support of his right to be regis- tered, otherwise than as such right shall be called in question in such ground or grounds of objection." Each ground is to be treated by the revising barrister as a separate ground of objection. Voters changing their abodes and objected to may make a declaration, and transmit the same to the clerk of the peace on or before the 14th of September. No lists of voters for a county are to be revised before the 20bh of Septem- ber. Costs to X5 and not 20s. may be awarded by the barrister. The revising barrister is to read audibly in open court" the names expunged and the names inserted. He is empowered to order the removal of persons interrupting the proceedings of his court, and a policeman is to attend the sittings and to keep order. The word value in an objection is to mean the "amount of rental." The Act will forthwith make various alterations in the revisions.
Slow Tunes and Quick Tunes.—I have heard the anecdote attributed to Rowland Hill, who, being annoyed at his footboy singing profane songs whilst cleaning the knives and forks, ordered him, under penalty of dismissal, to sing hymns. But as the work proceeded to the tune of the solemn yet slow measure, Rowland Hill was compelled to tell the boy to return to his old style of profane music, otherwise his knives and forks would met have been ready for dinner.- Notes and Queries. Education in Ireland.—The President of O 'dn'? College, Belfast, observes, in the course of h- anual report to her Majesty, issued last week departments of the public service, P'" 8rodents of Belfast College continue to obtain ^illabIe and lucra- tive places.. The history of of tlletn at liome and abroad is quite remark"1^0* 011 account of the adaptation they have pl,?wn for their particular employments, of thei" fapid promotion, through the recommendation of cheir superiors, as well as of the unabated affect^n many of them continue to evince towards their relations and their former instructors and fellow-students here." Roman Catholic Prisoners.- Since the pas- sing of tie Prison Ministers Act of 1863, Roman Cathotic priests have been appointed to attend at the following prisons:—At Liverpool borough gaol, with a salarr of X300 a, year, granted by- the magistrates; at Xir-tdale gaol, Lancaster, with J2100 a year; at Man- chester city gaol, with £ 100 a year, which is to cover tie provision of vestments and all altar appurte- nances; at Preston house of correction, with X100 a year; at Durham county gaol, with £ 50 a year; at Northallerton, North Riding, with £40 a year; at Wakefield, with JB10Q a year; at Surrey house of cor- rection, Wandsworth, with £ 60a year; Hant's county prison, Winchester, with £ 10 a year. At Worcester county prison, at Warwick, at Ripon, at Maidstone, at Reading, and at the county prisons of Snssex, a Roman Catholic priest is permitted to visit such Roman Catholic prisoners aa do not refuse his minis- trations, but the priest receives no salary from the rates. The same may be the case at other gaols, hub in the great majority of English ptisonsi-O aetti&i pointmenfc has been made under- tht^Lot.
GREAT DEFEAT OF THE RUSSIANS IN KHOKAN. A telegram from Tiflis, announces that the progress of the Russian arms in Central Asia has just received a serious check. Hitherto everything had favoured the progress of General Endokimoff, whose sneoesseS were as much due to the exertions of Prince Gort- schakoff as to the military talents of the generals of the Czar. Having made friends of the important pop u- lation belonging to the Khanat of Khokan called Kaissaks, General Endokimof fcarried his army of 40,000 or 50,000 infantry, with a proportionate force of cavalry and artillery, into these districts of Central Asia, knowing well how far he could count upon this people. By this means, on the side of Lake Aral, the Russians, without striking a blow, obtained posses11 sion of the fortress of Ak-Medjid, a place of groat* strategic importance, near the mouth of the Sir-Daria. The great object of the late march of the Russians has been to obtain possession of the town of Tachkenti, as occupying apoint. strategetically the m oat favourable to their views, being on one side the key to the Khanat of Khokhan, and on the other seriously threatening, the Khanat of Bokhara, if the latter ventured to offer any assistance to the former. General EndoldmofF, after his march of twenty-one days, was able to arrive almost.at the gates of Tchimkett, and he attempted to obtain possession of the place with the view of the future occupation of Tachkend. The Russian general, seeing the town in a perfect state of defence, with a battery of fifty canon, gave up all idea of attacking it, and gave battle instead to the Emir. The conflict was a bloody one, and ended in* the defeat of the Russians, who were compelled to fall back upon Hodja Ahmed with a' precipitancy which amounted to a flight. The Khokanese had about 1,000 ,L4 killed and wounded; and the Russians, it is said, about four times that number. No doubt General Endoki- moff will endeavour at the earliest opportunity to re- trieve this disaster; but it will be difficult for him to take Tchimkett, not only on account of the strength of the place, but of the spirit of the inhabitants, which -is now thoroughly roused. The Regent is thoroughly aware of the importance of the post, and has mustered an army of 150,000 highly efficient troops for its de- fence. It is now certain that the Khan of Bokhara has not only sent a sum of money to the assistance of Khokan, but is at the head of a large army of obser- vation on the frontier, in the neighbourhood of Samar- cand
EXTRACTS FSOM "PUICH" FUJP.' Concentrated Essence of Tlioug''iat. ARVEBSXTY.—Adversity is a sharp thimble that is never so near individuality as when it is bowled over by the thin thread of research. MATRIMONY.—Matrimony resembles spring peafi-- it puffs wildly for a century or two, and then settles down into a contemptuous committee of ways and means. HAPPINESS.—What is happiness but the charity of the many eliminated by the dandy-grey-russet of the few ? CONSOLATION.—The philosopher said that no one ever yet saw the inside of an adverb. How much more truly might he have remarked that no one ever yet beheld the outside of a preposition I BEAUTY.—Beauty is, after all, but a manly interior covered. by the gambroon cloak of contemptuous indi- viduality. Ministerial Baby Show. We are not, as a rule, partial to the exhibitions called Baby Shows, as we believe them beneficial neither to parents nor infants. A recent display of the kind may, however, be regarded as exceptional- It had been known for sometime that a not unnatural difference of opinion existed between the parents of two infants, of good birth, touching the comparative merits of their offspring, and it was finally agreed that both children should be exhibited in public. In accordance with a not uncommon custom in the sport- ing world, the competitors registered feigned names, but there was little secret as to the real position of Mrs. Thankful and Mrs. Threecourses. At the ap- pointed date they duly appeared with their interesting progeny, and the show took place at Leeds and at Chester. Both parents have reason to be proud of iu1 i0 Mrs. Thankful's infant, John," thoughamallfor his age, evinces greatliveliness andsomS precocity. At first there was a difficulty in inducing him to submit to examination, but at a hint from his parent he assumed confidence, took notice in a very decided way, and indeed surprised many persons by the loudness of his voice, and the peremptory way in which he signified his wishes. Mrs. Threecourses introduced, her child "William" very gracefully, disclaimed any merit in being the parent, and begged to submit bimto public judgment. He immediately created a, strong impression in his favour, was not in the least shy, and indeed has caught up some funny little words, such a3 put that in your pipe," which caused great amuse- ment among the spectators. He is evidently a child who has been most carefully reared, and he promises exceedingly well. His parent, with much tact, paid a beautiful compliment to her rival, which told well. upon the public. It was finally decided, and we think wisely, that a verdict should be postponed until the interesting young folks should have had an oppor- tunity of being seen in the metropolis, which, after all, is the great court of final appeal. At present they may be considered as feeling their feet. They were, therefore, withdrawn, Master John Thankful exclaim ing, Me turn again," Master William ThreeconrseS ejaculating something which was interpreted by his delighted parent to mean that he loved all the people- V/ithout prejudging the case, we may record that we consider them both very nice boys, and we shall watch their future career with the greatest interest. Pardon's the W'ord for All.'Oymidine. This paragraph, from the Star, it need not be said that Mr; Punch is only too happy to conserve for posterity;— "In the number Oi the Mgu-sta Sentinel of May 2nd was the last printed relic of slavery likely to bo seen in the South. It was the advertisement of 6 Savage Hayward, auctioneer,' who proposed to selh at the Lswer Market, on May 2nd, the colour^ man Peter, a finished waiter, and the negro worn'^ Laura, a good field hand.' General Upton rea^0Cj the city next day, and T. Savage Hayward WP'- to escape." Peter and Laura are free. But surel*3 ^l^erican3 will not spoil the satisfaction wit^ jI0A Punc-^ reflects that this man and worr-j' thousands1, e.; W women, fl ? x0r, ?, oh,Davis, who, having Qruahec., wfits forThe end0Shl a VS-y gC>od "nddb^d" waits loi the en< _an(j was m many a memorable q60' ^5ere is such a word in Jchnson't! Di'> held. fc>nreJ- (}ori "_we are certain Jhat it woii'd tionaryjk" ;n Webster's, had Daniel lived til] now • naye. ,i are equally sure that if Sheridai be consulted ,a$word will be found. Our cousins vill see that we are not interfering, but are referring Jhem to Ameri- can authorities only. In the old (&ys slaves weie sacrificed on the tomb of heroes, buflet not heroes be sacrificed on the tomb of slavery., p Fashionable Movements, (Prom the Zoohgizal rzcttc,) The elephants residing in the Agent's-park packed up their trunks last Saturday, ad started for their fa.- vourite watering-place, namely the big pond, at the back of their residence. Tie two seals have beea reeling companyiasfc WeaR: as usual, but in consequence T the heat, they have re- mained under water irore han usual while re nam- ing it. 1 r At the Cattle Showat.^ereiora, by order oj the judges, the pigs were s'.p^efl with a quantity of mire, and were all invited toa ^petition ivallow. The frog who wonlda^ooing go, having returned after Ms honeymoon^ip.oeen handsomely entertain- ing a select circle 4 rienas, who have joined the happy couple in a nh'fy game of Or oaky.
IN-C}lOlR WI'JÁ'IT.-We are assured, by the editor of the Paperma.' ° JO-WMI, that the reason why no cathedral is cor^d complete without a of dozen choriste^ ™ f enrplicea is that there r always be twe»'"Ioar sheets in a quire, or place where they sing. v EMIGRAJ^ oonseqaenee of the oi the weather, all the Coolies have gone PoLiTidfK is remarkable that in view of ™«oiineoi pbo- »"»•»•*>
EPITOME OF NEWS. The amoiint of Government bills on India which tenders will be received at tho Bank of Slnglancl the nst inst. will be 2,503,000 rupees The number of passengers carried by the omnibuses of the I,ondcm General Omdb"\1.s Company OD Whit Monday was 195,805. The late Duke de Morny had a passion for hoarding up c,rtc1es of vertu; the deceased. nobleman's snuff-boxes sold last week in Paris for 52,000 francs. "W'iieat ears of this year's growth were shown a week ago in Fareham market. They were grown near Co- shatn, in Hants. A correspondent of a contemporary states that the state of the wheat crop is fifteen days earlier than usual. Wheat in the Isle of Thanet has been in bloom for some time. The Mayor of Cherbourg has invited the mayor, six aldermen. and six town councillors of Poole to a grand banquet BE Cherbourg, to celebrate the opening of a ,Jteam-packet communication between the two placeBo Telegrgms from Bombay announce the failure of a native banker with liabilitie, amounting to about fifty lacs, or £ 500,000. He is stated to have forty branch establishments. On the 1st of June last the establishment at i,lo.ren-e of a complete omnibus network for the. new capital commenced, the fare being only one penny through- out, The Great Summer Handicap pigeon match will be shot off at Hornsey Woed on Saturday, the 24.tb inst. There are already upwards of 100 entries, the last day for receiving which is next Thursday, at Arthur's Club, The Paris strikes are diminishing. That of the carriage makers, blacksmiths, and saddlers is now ended, after having lasted nearly two months. The hatters, car- peaters, and farriers have also resuBied work. A merchant in San Francisco, having the mis- fortune to lose his wife, invited his clerks to attend her funeral. He afterwards charged each of -chem for the day as lost tille, and made them pay for the carriages. By a Government return just, issued, it appears that in the year 1861 there were 27 non-commis- sioned officers and soldiers drowned at the various military stations of the United Kingdom. The Sight Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.F., has con- sented to take the chair at the anniversary festival of the Printers' Pension, Almhouse, and Orphan Asylum Corpora- tion on the 5th July. The mackerel fishery has not exhibited much improvement during the past week at Great Tarmouth. Prices have ranged at about 303. to 35s. per 100 (120) fish. There has been a good supply of trawl fish at Lowestoft. The sum of 2.5,000 has been appropriated by the Corporation or Liverpool to the aid of a project for erecting a new hospital in that town, exclusively for contagions and infectious diseases. The deliveries of tea in London estimated for the past week were 1,816,416 lbs., which is a decrease of 4,005,707 lbs., compared with the previous statement. A solemn service was performed on Saturday morning at the Russian Chapel, Welbeck-street, London, for the late Czarewitch, at which his Excellency the Russian Ambassador and Baroness Brunnow, together with tLe secretaries and attaches, and most of the Russian residents in London, we. present. A destructive fire has recently occurred at the large woollen mill of Messrs. Oldroyd, Hirst, and Co., Birstall, near Dewsbury. The building, five storeys high, was completely gutted, and the total damage done is esti- mated at £ lo.000. The property was' insured for about itio,ooo. The Earl of Lichfield, who is actively engaged in collecting opinions and information from, the working classes on tae subject of arbitration and Lord St. Leonard's bill, had an interview with a number of the ironworkers of North Staffordshire, at Hanley, last week. Lord Brougham is to take the chair at the North Staffordshire, at Hanley, last week. Lord Brougham is to take the chair at the annual meeting of the department of jurispradsnce and amendment of the law, in connection with the Motional Association for the Promotion of Social Science. The annual dinner of the department is fixed for the iiith, at the Ship Tavern, Greenv-icb, at which the learned lord presides. An instance of filial affection among1 the Piate Indians is recorded in a Nevada paper. Two young braves," under the assurance of being hanged, proposed to give five ponies to the authorities if they would allow their fathers to be hung iu their place The epidemic at St. Petersburg does not seem to be diminishing. By the last accounts the number of persons suffering from it amounts from 300 to 350 daily, and the number of deaths to about 90. On the 23rd of last month there were 4,430 patients in the hospitals, 364 new ones were admitted, 253 were sent away cured, and 97 died. Three acres of a fox cover have been burned at Ballysmllane, Kilkenny. A correspondent of the Freeman, who mentions that foxes are very plentiful in that neighbour- hood, thinks that the country people have set the furze on fire, to avenge the vulpine assassination of their innocent cocks and hens. The present wife of Mr. Jefferson Davis, who has beencaptured with him, is his second wife, the daughter of General Taylor having- died many years since. Mrs. Davis's maiden name was Vesina Howell. She is said to be a granddaughter of General Howell, of New Jersey. She is still a young woman, with a family, we believe, of four children, The "Athenaeum" states that, at certain "photographic establishments" at Chelsea, the appetites as well as'the vanity of the public are stimulated by the offer of an eel-pie and your likeness for sixpence." Others offer "your likeness and a cup of coffee" for the same money. At a third house it is "your likeness and a cigar for sixpence." An institution for the reception of females addicted to intemperance is being provided in connection with the House of Refuge for the Destitute in Edinburgh. Compulsory detention is repudiated. The inmates are to be at liberty to leave whenever they are so disposed. Florence Uightingale has contributed < £ 20 to the funds of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In sending the donation, Miss Nightingale expressed her highest admiration of the objects of the institution, and of the heroes," as She termed them, who are ever ready to man its lifeboats. The mile boat-race between Chambers and Cooper came off at Newcastle on Monday in the presence of an immense concourse of people. After a splendid race, Chambers won by half a boat's length, amidst g.reat cheering. At Fleurance, Gars, during a fvte to celebrate the completion of the Agen railway works, s. white polar bear escaped from a menagerie. It made its way into a pastrycook's, and devoured all the eakss and ices. Its master arrived just at the end of the feast, and had. no diffi- culty in recapturing the formidablejrunaway. Five undergraduates, who have been for some time members of the largest college in Cambridge "univer- sity, have published a stitemei.it in which they affirm that the average expenditure cf an undergraduate is never less than £ 200 per annum. This is a very moderate calculation we should think the average would be something over £ 300 a year. A button epidemic seems to have adzed the New York ladies, whose dresses, have a perfect eruption of them. There are rows of white marble3 down the front and on the cuffs. They are worn as earrings, and two immense ones, resembling billiard-balls, are worn to ornament their back hair. June the 12th. being the morrow of the IT'easfc of St. Barnabas, the delivery of orations and distribution of prizes to the pupils in the Merchant laviors" School, took place in the large school-room, in ^attok-.ane, Thames- street, in the presence of a fashionable assemblage of ladies and gentlemen. "We understand, says a Bristol paper, that Mr. Thomas Arnold, second son of the late Sev. Jr. Arnold, who seceded a few years ago to Home, and was for some time a professor in Dr. Newman's University at Dublin, has returned to the English Church, The pastoral letter of Archbishop Munning was read on Sunday in all the Soman Catholic places of worship in the diocese of "Vv estmiaster: it bears the private arms of the new prelate surmounted wjùo she hat oi. D. Cardinal. The 600-pounder Blakely gun, the first of a » new series, has just been tried ut Woolwich. It underwent the Government proof successfully. The chûrges were 601bs. Tho gun being composed purely of steel weighs only 14} tons, or n tons less thin a wrought iron gun of the same calibre. The number of visitors to the South Kienaington Museum during the past week were as follows On Monday, Tuesday, and SÜurday (free days), open from ten F'm. to ten p.m., 25,805; on Wednesday, Thursday, and IPriday, students' days (admission to the public, tjd.), open from ten a.m. till six p.m., 5,166; total, 30,471. From the opening o the Museum, 0,338,2". The United States frigate ISFiagara has just arrived at Southampton. She lay in Cowes Boads on Sunday night. Captain Craven, her commander, landed a.nd paid his respects to the Admiralty authorities and chief I magistrate. Tho Uuited States fleet stationed in tho Southampton waters will shortly leave for America, and be succeeded by other ships of war. The Birmíngham Joint Stock Bank has given notice to the creditors of Athweods, Spooner, and Co., that the transfer of the estate of that ill has been com- pleted, and that an arrangement has been made for payment of the dividend of lis. 3d. in the ponne. This was to com- mence on the '19th inst., and fixed when btie different classes of creditors may apply and receive tho amounts due to them. We are sorry to hear that a frightful and fatal disease has me.(Ie its appearance in the townships Ha;, Hibbert, and Usborne, in the county of Perth. Several j deaths have already occurred. It generally commences with a pain in the back of the head or neck; the body gets spotted in a few hours; delirium then ensues; then death. We understand that Count Legrange, the owner of Gladiateur, winner of the Two Thousand and the Derby, has sent by Mr. Jennings, Ms trainer, the sum of X-100 to the Rev. Mr. M'Donald, towards the building of a new Roman Catholic church and presbytery at Newmarket. We are informed also that the Roman Catholic Bishop of Northampton will make his visitation to Newmarket on Sunday, the 18th inst., in order to celebrate this event, when a grand mass will be performed. Captain James E. Keppell, commander of the Voiletia, one of the London, Italian, and Adriatic Steam Navigation Company's steamers, has just been presented by her Majesty's Government with a very handsome and valuable telescope in recognition of his courageous exer- tions in rescuing nine men from the ship Phryne, of St. John's, New Brunswick, off Cape Finisterre, in the month of January last. A donation of £1 was at the same time presented to each of the men who manned the boat. On Saturday last the agent of the Canterbury Government dispatched from Gravesend per ship Tudor (one of Shaw, Savill, and Co.'s passenger line of packets), 144 assisted emigrants, 75 of whom were married couples and their children, 39 single men (farm labourers), and 30 single women (domestic servants). There were also on board some 84 passengers paying their own passages, the greater part of whom were farmers and agriculturists.
METROPOLITAN AND PROVINCIAL WORKING CLASSES INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. The popularity of Working classes industrial ex. hibitions, especially in the metropolis, a,nd the high and distinguished patronage with which some of them have been favoured has, without doubt, led to the proposal of the International Working Classes indus- trial Exhibition, organised to take place at the Crystal Palace, in commemoration of fifty years' peace, during the ensuing autumn. There ig, how- ever, a movement now on foot which, although not distinguished by anything like undue haste, is, on the contrary, the result of that calm and reflective delibe- ration which will in all probability bear in due time its fruit in abundance. It is well known that of all the working classes industrial exhibitions which have yet been held, that which took place during the latter part of last year was not only the first great attempt, but the most thoroughly successful in its results, and it has fallen to the lot of the gentlemen who formed the executive of the late North London Indus- trial Classes Exhibition to propound a scheme which, whilst it will not extend to what may be termed an "International" Industrial Classes Exhibition, still will comprise the works of the industrial classes throughout the kingdom. In order to consider the proposals made with this object, an important prelim- inary meeting was held in the board room of the Agricultural-hall, Islington, on Thursday evening, which was presided over by Mr. Charles Comfort, one of the directors, and attended by several gentlemen connected with the Society of Arts, members of the Common Council of London, of the Metropolitan Board of Works, and others, who are well known as having taken a deep interest in promoting the welfare of the industrhd classes. Mr. Watts and Mr. Eatley, the hon, socrSaties to the late North London !Ex- hibition, Mr. J. A. Nicholay, and others took part in the proceedings, and a large number of letters from distinguished persons were read, approving of the objects, The novelties of the proposal con- sisted, in the first place, of securing a practical benefit to the skilled mechanic by- adopting an organised system (which had not been the case of previous exhibitions) for facilitating the sale of objects exhibited. In order to give ample time for such productions to be developed it is proposed that the Metropolitan and Provincial Working Classes Industrial Exhibition should not take place till the autumn of 1836, and such a step gave confidence that it would be looked upon by exhibitors as a greater boon than the chance of obtaining the highest monetary prizes that the funds would be likely to afford. The amateur element was viewed by those who had taken up this matter as most important, not only as giving encouragement for the profitable employment of leisure hours, but as necessary towards making the exhibition interesting to the general public. Amongst other proposals it was intended to devote the whole of the avenues extending round the Agricultural-hall to a series of small workshops, supplied with steam power, where turnery, printing, glass blowing," weaving, and other occupations could be carried on, permitting the sale of what might be manufactured to repay the exhibitors for their attendance and expenses. The centre, of the large hall to be devoted to metropolitan exhibitors, and the galleries to the provinces. The small hall to be fitted up as a picture gallery and fine arts court, and as a reading room during the day, and evening to be appropriated to lectures to working men upon various subjects. A flower show to form a portion of the programme. Experience had led them to attach great importance to occasional entertain- ments by musical societies and schools connected with the wor kirrg classes. The foregoing having been submitted by Mr. Watts and other gentlemen as the general scheme of the proposed Metropolitan and Provincial Working Classes industrial Exhibition for 1866, it was moved by Mr. Winkvvorth, of the Society of Arts, seconded by Mr. Nicholay, and resolved ■unanimously: j—That this meeting bas_ heard with satisfaction tho proposal to hold a. metropolitan and .provincial working classes industrial exhibition at the Agricul- tural-hall in the autumn of 1866, having for its objects the practical benefit of skilled workmen, the encou- ragement of amateurs, a;,d the rational recreation of the working classes, and cordially agrees with the directors of the Agricultural-hall in placing the mana.gement in the hands' of the secretary, treasurer, and secretary of the -space committee of tho late North London Exhibition, > assisted by any others whom they may invite to co-operate with thena." It was further resolved to-iaise a guarantee fund for carrying out the object, and upwards of was, subscribed for this purpose kutkc room.—Observer. ¡
MARRIAGE OF MISS ROTHSCHILD. On Wednesday evening Miss Evelina de Rothschild, the second daughter of Baron Lionel, was married, with princely state and ceremony, to her cousin Ferdinand, in the Baron's new mansion at Hyde-I)ark- corner. The marriage, alike from its importance and splendour. naturally attracted great attention in the fashionable world, not a few of the members of which still remember with pleasure the trlagnifioent festivities which at Gunnersbury-park, eight years ago, attended the marriage of the Baron's eldest daughter, Leonora, with her cousin, Baron Alphonse, of Paris. On this occasion, also, the bride has married a cousin, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, the second son of Baron An r-elm de Rothschiid, the chief of the great commer- cial and financial aristocracy of Vienna. Th e marriage ceremony, as is usual among the leading Hebrew fami- lies, took place in the evening, and at the house of the bride's father. It was celebrated in the ball-room soon after six o'clock, and at its conclusion all the wedding guests were entertained at a most superb banquet. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to speak of the magnifi- cence which marked every stage of this most festive occasion. The mansion, which in the splendour and richness of its internal arrangements has few equals in England, was specially decorated for the occasion. Grellt banks of flowers and rare plants were grouped in exquisite masses between the marble columns of the grand staircase, and all the niches and balustrades were filled with flowers till the air was heavy with their perfume. The gallery in which the banquet was served presented a really splendid aspect. The walls between the mirrors, were draped with white lace, and over these light-traceried hangings were wreaths of, roses, making the colours of the bridesmaids—pink and white. Groups of orange blossom, lilies, and other emblematic flowers suited to the occasion, were interspersed. Among the members of the family present were- Baron James de Rothschild, Baroness Charles de Rothschild, Baroness Nathaniel de Rothschild, Baroness W, de Rothschild, Baron and Baroness Adolphe de Rothschild, Sir Anthony and Lady de Rothschild, Baron and Baroness Meyer de Rothschild, Baron and Baroness Alphonse de Rothschild, Earon Nathaniel de Rothschild (brother to the bridegroom), Baron James Nathaniel de Rothschild, Baron S. Albert de Rothschild, Baron Edmund de Rothschild, Mr. de Rothschild, Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, Mr. Leopold de Rothschild, and the Misses Margaret, Constance, Annie, Emma, Hannah, Alice, and Bettina de Roths. child. Those bidden to the wedding included the Austrian Ambassador and the Countess Apposyi, the French Ambassador, the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, the Duke and Duchess of Somerset, the Duchess of St. Albans and Lady Diana Beauclerk, the Duchess of Manchester, the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle, the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, the Earl and Countess of Essex, the Earl Cadogan, the Earl of Dudley, the Countess of Clarendon, the Earl and Lady Constance Grosvenor, Lord and Lady Southampton, Lord and Lady Stanley of Alderley, the Right. Hon. the Speaker, and Lady Charlotte Denison, the Right Hon. Sir Alexander Cockburn, the Right Hon. Sir Robert and Lady Emily Peel, Lady Molesworth, the Right Hon. Benjamin and Mrs. Disraeli, the Right Hon. Robert Lowe, the Right Hon. C. P. Yilliers, &c. &c. Shortly after six o'clock, the guests having assem- bled in the ball-room, Dr. A slier, the Chief Rabbi, as- sisted by Dr. Kalisch and Mr. Green, prepared to per- form the ceremony according to the ancient rites of the Jewish religion. A velvet canopy, supported at the four corners by the bridegroom's garr,ons 8 honnour, was carried to the upper end of the ball- room. The bridegroom, Baron Ferdinand, was then led in by his nearest male relatives and placed under the canopy. The bride, who till then had remained in her own apartment, now descended to the ball-room, at- tended by no less than fourteen bridesmaids, attired in pink and white. The young ladies who thus shone in fair array behind the centre figure were- Lady Diana Beauclerk, Lady Alice Hill, Miss Edith Montgomery, Miss Sybil Montgomery, Miss Ethel Lennox, Miss Constance de Rothschild, Miss Annie de Rothschild, Miss Hannah de Roths- child, Miss Alice de Rothschild, Miss Emma de Roths- child, and the Misse3 Margaret, Adelaide, Georgina, and Bettina de Rothschild. At the door of the ball- room the bride, who wore a dress of white lace, was met by her mother, who, assisted by her brides- maids, completely enveloped her whole figure in a rich veil, which reached to the ground. She was then led into the ball-room with the same ceremony as the bridegroom, and placed with him under the canopy. All the gentlemen guests of the Hebrew faith having put on their hats, and the Chief Rabbi having pro- nounced a brief exhortation to the betrothed, the ser- vice was commenced in Hebrew. Like most of the ceremonials of the Hebrew and Greek Churches, it was very rapidly uttered. The first portion having been con- cluded, the bride and bridegroom drank of a cup of wine and water, and Baron Ferdinand, takin g the rin g, placed it on the bride's finger, repeating slowly and distinctly in Hebrew, Behold, thou art betrothed unto me with this ring, according to the rites of Moses and Israel." The marriage contract was then read and. prayers re- sumed. At the conclusion of these the new-married couple again drank a glass of wine between them, and, the glass being placed on the ground empty, the bride- groom crushed it with his foot, all his relatives and friends wishing aloud at the same moment that the marriage might be happy, and the_ bride and bride- groom as irrevocably joined as the pieces of glass were for ever sundered. At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests adjourned to the banqueting room, where the sumptuous entertainment we have already spoken of was held. The health of "The Bride and Bridegroom" was proposed with much feeling by Mr. Disraeli; "The Foreign Guests," by the Duke of Somerset, and that of The Brides- maids," in most felicitious terms, by the Lord Chief Justice of England. Appropriate replies were made by the bridegroom, by Baron James de Rothschild on behalf of the foreign guests, by Baron Lionel, as host, for the father and mother of the bride, by Baron Nathaniel for the father of the bride- groom, and by Mr. Osborne for the bridesmaids. Later in the evening the Baroness gave a ball, which was attended by his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, the Dachesse d'Aumale, and by all the leading members of the aristocracy and fashion.
ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER IN EAD- DINGTON. On Friday morning Dr. Lankester, coroner for Central Middlesex, held an inquiry at the Middlesex Hospital, touching the death of Michael Webb, aged thirty-five years, who was alleged to have been killed under very shocking circumstances. Thomas Webb, 3, Slade's-buildings, Paddington, said that deceased was his brother. On Monday last witness heard a great disturbance in Bransford-mews, and upon going down there he found a large crowd collected, the deceased lying on the ground paralysed, and a man named M'Coy standing orar him. He was carried to the hospital, where he died on Tuesday morning. The crowd informed witness that M'Coy had kicked the deceased about the body and broken his neck while he lay on the ground. Inspector White said that from the information the police had received it appeared that the man M'Coy knocked the deceased down, but that it was another man who kicked him and dislocated his neck. John Deely, 18, Bransford-mews, said that on Whit Monday he saw Webb and M'Coy walking down the mews together. They met an old man, and Webb pro- ceeded to force a lot of sweetmeats down his throat. M'Coy remonstrated with Webb about the outrage, and a quarrel took place. Webb challenged M'Coy to fight. M'Coy said, My boots are too heavy. I will go up and change them." He went up into his room, and Webb sat on the door step until he had changed his boots and come down with a light pair on. They then fought three rounds. Webb fell, and a crowd gathered. Witness saw no more. Inspector White said that when the police came up they were told that nothing had occurred; the de- ceased was hurried by his friends off to the hospital, when they told the surgeon that he had fallen from the roof of a house where he was painting. They were all anxious to conceal everything about the case. The coroner said that the case was clearly one of manslaughter. The deceased had lose his life in con- sequence of the violence of the accused. In his (the learned coroner's) opinion the circumstances surround- tho case were greatly in favour of the accused. He had interfered to prevent an old man from being in- sulted, but in law the kind motives of the prisoner would not exculpate him When he saw the old man attacked he could have called in the aid of the law to his assistance. The conduct of the crowd who stood by while the fight was taking place waa disgraceful. They ought to have taken measures to put a 2top to lit. The jury returned a verdict ef "Manslaughter" against Michael M'Coy for killing and slaying Michael Webb. The coroner then issued his warrant for the com- mittal of the accused to Newgate to await his trial.