Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

4 articles on this Page

- BPITOiO OF NV S. --

News
Cite
Share

BPITOiO OF NV S. Dr^ Gie^ilK .'a.igiu- il ^tur^ist End toofcanist, died at Si., .uiyh ou M a^-y morning. A new cezisu- of -c«> o> r iL i \'i ot Paris is at pwseafc ra the coarse of txk.ia by- the autho- rities. &j. iffew i ork i• ii.it nearly15,000 dollars' wyrob. of w.ud yy > s-oyeetlv shipped" from Carfcesac .rj Ii.a t z-jsk, i-ila yjio~ =?!•■» in Holland. la Rotter- (Jam last ««-k thf e v^r*- 85 eases, 55 of which were E J-i", t-te Popa^toas eea*: a Oatdiaai'e Iiafe to Dr. Cullen. new Cardinal istoe first Irish bishop who has been 1 *»lAd by the Holy See to htiia dignity. Jtouat Vtsurius lias again been exhibiting eigne or^ uceasiiiess. The sides of ihe to*? crumbling in or fe.'isirjg too much, o? the orater nriy ba <-he cause of the uneasiness. Tile widow of SLyor do Vere, who was murdered by a private soldier she-Xing' at hiai Chat nam; has fteen presented with a residence as Hampton Court Palace by the Q;.w.n- Alter all tin i f v. n nt ->6 small noi^ers of land d a ± g t v. ?1 I relazid 145,231 tenants v a t G.0!d!:L.gB only average 12 acres of land. A S.ci.¿ty fOJr Ut$ ? i to Ani- mals—similar to the admirable i*> ..j-»«,h that fc&rne so well: known i t,ij j S-been 3i=tabiishgd iii New-Tors* Gigantic oomibUBiB on.-a-new model hare been constructed m P&ris, opv-< ;ia,jiv j.or horse r^ices and other out-doar aigh.ts. They are .to-contrived that ~pwtt3TtoS of fiftyjsjereOiis can be seated oh the roof, and ■oecome a kind oi travelling grand stand. FoarpenEy bank notes, to the am-cuijt uf ma-ny V-iJions of florins; ha-pe jaab been i- < »' by the v-criau GcvepawE* to meet the r<v v> xents- of j-ay iue; &nd an iincieBge mcreasr- *o k naper ,mey of highapdenoainatic.tis is daily vxj uledC • .(T^r18 that a iingle pciics; const able «A Hall, -Vu 8 been' oommissioned- to hunt ap all the dogs in sown for wbioh taxes are not paid, has destroyed > u's,a than 1,500. 11; app"H;WS tfcat the sum hioh will', be saved aaxmally to the London <3-siiers4i Omnibus Company by tiia redaction of the .mileage duty oh their oinniboses iraiit Id. to id; is about J689,000. What will the jablio gairi- P ehe Leeds-Mercmy:-ete,km that Mr. James-Calvert, <>i-Barnaley, whose Hidden di-sappeamnear from the tui'J'n created mach: utieaAiiaess a few days ago, has "tea heard oi several tioses, aud ia shortly exoeoted aaiongst his frieHd?. ■. The Roman C ci j o'lexsy of Dublin in- lend presenting i | uilen with. "a testimonial euitaOiO to his exalted on bi^ returu home from whither h ue 10 be invested with the asigma of his uer t v Plxe death i u cad of Sir Erasmua- Dixon Borrowea, tho eigain baronet; lie was born at Port- arHngfcon in 1799. The deceased is suoaeeded by his son Erasmus, who waa born in Dublin in 1831. He has served in the 8¡kh Foot, and has a medal for services in the Barmasa war; 1853. of Mr. Thos. Pairbaok, J.P., of Hull, took place on Sundaj. -3ii his 90sh year. During his long life he had ores been a consiaienti Churohman, aad leaves behind him a large- circle of lamenting Meads. He had filled the offÍiJeof Chairman of tlæ Huil Dook Company- for the last 20 years. Gold from tt,;3 United States.—Advices re- »:avied in Livei-puoi from the United States are to the tfeeot that thb lum-an Uompany's steamer Cisrv of New York, from New Yorle, brings' np«ifaTds of 8,000,000 dols. in, gold, and thitG the Canard steamer Java, due OlJ. Saturday next frora New York, will bring another very large amount of ke precious metal. Tlie La-ricet, referring to the opinion that all dogs should be muzzled, obaerves :—" We believe that this would be u, practical mistake* Is could not fail to have an injurious effect upon the health ami temper of degfc j and although hydrophobia is a very dreadful thing, dogs should sot, any more than men, be con- stantly treated a3 creatures liable to go mad." A virulent fever has, it is said, broken out in the fortress of Mantua, consequent on the iiliiigof the lagoons and the laying of the sarronnding country npder water. So deadly is the roiqsma., which arises, it is thought even by some Austrian officers that i t will prove a more terrible enemy than even the oaarion of a besieging army, i iie cobblers of Nantes recently struck because the name of their patron saint (Crispin) was not inscribed oo. the Almarwck Nantais. The almanack has been corrected to their satisfaction, and the cobblers are delighted at having stuck to their saint like wax. Paris Exhibition of 1861.-The committee of her Majesty's Commissioners appointed to consider She arrangements relative to iiie refreshments in the English division of sae buiidiiig, met on Saturday at the South Kensington Museum. There were present, Right Hon. H. A. Brace, M.P., George Clark, Esq., and P. W. S. Miles, Esq. Mr. Cole, the secretary to the commissioners, attended. Fatal Railway Accident.—On Friday an accident occurred on the Cork and Macroom Railway, by which two men were killed and six dangerously wounded. A train of ballast wagons ran into a truck, by which the engine and train were impelled down an embankment. This line has been opened only three weeks. The line is still obstructed. 7 reueh Working People. — -Teat remember ] two things when jou jadge l^r-snch working people; there is not a union in the country, and almost ] "n < i 2:t:sans and ail the peasantry have laid by (4-:lOUv,rl yonth and manho-jd to provide for old age. Jfac I s Magazine. rue aisolidatec Baul-,f-An order was made on Fr before Yice-Chanoellor Stuart for the com- puiJOiy winding up of thi3 company, on the petition of t« o cieditors. Mr. Malina and Mr. Ccacknall sup- ported e petition, which was opposed by Mr. Greene and Mr. Swanstcn. A S: t: white paper can be made out of wood. A oojHptHij lias be«n established at Philadelphia which convert> daily 20 tons of wood palp into a soft white paper. A number of literary and scientific men visited these works recently, and saw a pop-ar^tree en « hill side cut down, and witnessed ics ocmversion into clear, fine paper, all within the spitoe oi live nours A Newcastle innkeeper has utilised the electric telegraph in a novel way. In each of the rooms of his house he has simple telegraph signals for the use ot his ensto aers in communication with the bar. On a board aisove the mantlepiece are inscribed the names of the different articles supplied. When anything is wanted the customer presses a button marked bell, and than senà, the order by pressing the button under the article named on the board. A French papee has the iolluwmg:-A horso recently jumped over the rail at, a race-course a gemosly hurt a joang man. While he was lying o uhe grass, another young man uttered a piercing cry, and exclaimed, My brother, my poor brother!" He iluiig' himself on the prostrate form, from which he was at length kindly and gently raised, while the in- ured man was taken away to receive medical care. It afterwards transpirad that the affectionate creature sho flung himself on the body of hia brother had done 30 to steal his gold watch and chain and portiaonnaie. Humanity is improving. The death of an eminent Scotch artist, John Graham Gilbert, has just taken place. Although Mr,>Gilbert Wt S in his 72nd jear, his health, up to a recent period, did not exhibit, any signs of special de- terioration, Few painters have done more to propa- gate a taste for the fine art3 in Scotland than Mr. Graham Giloert. and it no small compliment to him to mention that many of his works axe g:teat,ly appre- ciated "U the Contiiifcpt. wi eve his style is much ad- i t e 1. Abortive Aue-^pt to Poison a Dog.—We give the following from a London contemporary, which appears to us .marvellous, ii !,r,-ie. A dog be- longing to a person in Manchester haviag exhibited symptoms of madness, 12 drops of Prassio acid—three being qaite sufficient to cause death — were ad- aiiaist*red on a piece of raw bsef. The dose appe<i>r- ing to have nD effect, 10 drops mere were given with a like result. Shortly after a teaspoonful of arsenic was. given but the dog also survived this. The DanmovV Flitch.—The ceremony of pre- senting *a flitch of bacon to a "happy couple" and carrvinsf them in procession through the town of Great Danmow will) says a local contemporary, take Great Danmow will, says a local contemporary, take place this autumn. Messrs. Fitch and Son, provisibn merchants of London (whose ancestors were connected with Dunaiow), supply the ba-on to the comtiiittjee gratuitously, and it is expected that the Eastern Coun- ties Railway will ran cheap excursion trams on the gala day. A Serious Siot.—Shortly after midnight on Saturday a very serious disturbance of the peace took place at"Alnwick, in which several hundred men were iiotively engaged. A young man, named Crawford, having had his leg broken in an encounter with the police, considerable animosity had been excited against the force. The militiamen quartered in the town took up the quarrel, and the constables appear to have been sorely discomfited. No serious personal injury, was, however, done. Death from Hydropliubi-Dr. Lankester a held an inquest, on Saturday, at Middlesex Hospital on Charles Morris. Seven weeks ago a' dog was being teased by others, and bit him in the thigh. On Monday he became so ill that he was brought to the hospital, and was pronounced to be suffering from hydrophobia. The usual remedies (bromide- of ammo- nia and acetate of morphia) had no effect, and he died- on Tuesday. Verdict—"That deceased died from the effects of the bite of a dog in a rabid state."—The jury adopted a memorial to the Secretary of State, calling his attention to the circumstances'of the case Serious Explosion at Woolwich Ar&eii-al. -On Saturday afternoon an explosion, which was at- tended with much destruction of property, bat for- tunately, as the men had just left work, withoafc injury to any individual, took place a.ttboLa.boMttM-y De- partment of the Royal Arsen&L It appears) that, shortly before the occurrence, a few pounds of the powerful mixture known as detonating powder had been placed in a building used as a-magazine, when the mixture exploded with a loud: rtport, com pietely destroying the building, and blowiLg Ollt the windows, and otherwise injuring the adjoining workshops. On Fride-y a meeting of the creditors of Messrs. Peto, Betts, and Co. was held at the London Tavern. A statement of accounts-was submitted to the meet- ing by Mr. Coleman. This document was- of a most" satisfactory character, and the utmost confidence was expressed in the firm. Formal expression was given- to this feeling in the resolutions,, by which it was determined that the concern should be liquidated by Messrs. Peto and Betts themselves. The IPeman Prisoners.—Judgment was given on Thursday in the Dublin Court of-Criminal Appeal on the point raised by Mr. Butt, in referenced the validity of the conviction, at the late special commission, on a charge of treason felony, of Gilles. Seven out of the nine judges constituting the court decided that it was irregular that an information made by Gilles against other prisoners, and which he-subsequently refused to maintain, should have been used by the Crown against himself. The indictmeat was therefore quashed. The dissenting judges were Keogh and Monaghan. Other points reserved were urged on behalf of several of the convicted Feuians. The Earl of Gainsborough died on Sunday morning at an early hour. The late peer, owing to his advanced age, 84, had for a considerable time past rarely interfered in polities, but was a Liberal of the old school, and had invariably supported the Whig administrations from the accession of the Earl Grey. The deceased earl was eldest of the numerous family of Sir Gsrard Noel-Noel, Bart., and Diana, Baroness Barbara, who was the first of his three wives. He was born in 1781, and. succeeded his mother in the barony of Barham in the spring of 1823. Return of Sir H. Storks to Malta.-A Malta sorrespondent, writing on the 31st ult., says The anxiety for the return to Malta-of his Excellency Sir H. Storks appears to be so great, that one of the local papers has just proposed that an address should be forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, requesting him to recall Sir Henry from Jamaica without delay, to re-assume the government of these islands." A Train on Fire.—On Friday a train took fire oh the Midland Railway between Birmingham and Derby. It appears that the body of one of the carriages in the midday down train, either through being too heavily freighted or in consequence of defective springs, sank down on the wheels, and the friction set the wood on fire. One of the passengers shouted out of the window, and his cries being heard by the passengers in the ad- joining carriages, at length the attention of the guard was attracted. The train was brought to a stand near Taraworth, and the carriage, in which a considerable hole had been burnt, was detached from it. Some luggage belonging to a lady was burning, but the damage done was immaterial. Agra and Masterm-m's Bank.—The Times says that the painful feeling occasioned by the stop- page of the Agra and Masterman's Bank has exceeded that of any similar event within recollection, owing especially to the number of Indian officers and their families who during years of service abroad have been accustomed to invest all their savings in its shares. The instances of ruin already recounted are such as in number and severity have perhaps never been equalled in any single calamity. The conviction is general that the whole of the misery now witnessed is to be attributed to those speculators who have persistently conspired to break it down, and who deserve to be classed among the vilest criminals. Fatal Accident on the North London Rail- way.—On Wednesday, a fatal accident occurred on the above railway to a boy named Albert Taylor, aged six years and a half, residing at 9, Gloucester-crescent, Islington-green. Deceased went with his brother to the Nesv-river to fish, and in passing over the railway bridge at Douglass-road, he climbed upon, the side of the bridge for the purpose of seeing the trains pass. In doing so he lost his balance, and fell over on to the line, a distance of about 20 feet, and before he could be picked up a train passed and caught him oetween the wheels of the engine, frightfully mutilating and dragging him some 300 yards. The Sudden Death of Mr. Frederick Berkeley, son of Mr. Robert Berkeley, of Spetehiey- court, near Worcester. On Friday the deceased gentleman was missed from dinner, and as he did not make his appearance during the afternoon, a search was then made, and about midnight tha dead body of Mr. Berkeley was found lying across a branoh in the laurel plantation close to the house. His appearance was as calm m when he was alive, though he must have been dead several hours. The melancholy occur- rence has excited the greatest grief in the neighbour- hood. The cause of death is not stated. Steamboat Explosion and Loss of Idfe.- By the arrival at Liverpool of the steamer Moravian we learn of a serious disaster which took place on the 17th ult. on the St. Lawrence. It appears that on the afternoon of that day the paddle steamer Lion was on a trial trip in Hochelaga Bay, having left her moorings about five dciock, and after safely accomplishing a run down the stream, her engines were stopped for the purpose of getting her head up the river. The, engines had hardly ceased working when the boiler exploded, springing clean out of the vesEool, and ascending tha air in two pieces. Five persons were killed, and several thers fearfully injured. The explosion renderad the psel a complete wreck, and she sank almost immedi- ately after the explosion. Extraordinary Discovery of a Sksleton.— In demolishing a house on Saturday for the purpose of widening the Rue Gay Lussac, near the Pantheon, Paris, the workmen discovered in one of the chimney jambs a cavity in which was the skeleton of an infant of about a year old. The bones reposed on a layer of still entire3 to th0 nucciber of mor8 than 60, and near the hand was a little leather ball, which had formerly been white. The heat had partly calcined the bones of the legs, and the eggs had been dried till the centres were not larger than a pea. jlhe infant appears to have been in this receptacle for some 25 or 30 years, which besides had been made and closed up by some practised hand, as there were no external signs of any derangement. Conjecture is quite baffled as to the reasons for such a singular tomb, and for the accompanying eggs. Towards 1804 the house was inhabited by a religious community, but in the year 1817 it became a furnished lodging-house. Compensation Claims.—On Saturday two com- pensation claims came before Mr. Humphrey, the coroner, at the Sheriffs' Court, Red Lion-square, Lon- don. In another case, Kennett v. the East London Railway," which occupied Mr. Under-Sheriff Burchell and a special jury until past 7 o'clock on Friday, the claim was Y,2,487, in respect of promifaes in Wellington- street, Bethnal-green. According to the evidence, the property which was now rented at £ 50, was worth < £ 90 a year, on account of the increase of late years iE metropolitan property. Mr. Hawkins, Q.C., Mr. Shaw, and Mr. Tindal Atkinson, i Lm., appeared for the claimant, a pre/vision dealer, and who declared that he could not get other business premises to suit him, Several surveyors, were called* for the company, and denied that1 property at the East-eiid had'inci'e'aSed'ia. the ratio described on the other side. Mr. Karsslafce, Q.C. (with whom was Mr. Ledgard), submitted that. the claim made was most excessive. The learned Under-Sheriff pat the case before the jury, who had seen the property, and told them they were the judges; the jury awarded ^'525. Mrs. Gordon.-Among the worshi pperá on Sunday morning, at the Baptist Chapel. Camden-road, Hollo- way, was the widow of the late Mr. George Gordon, of Jamaica, Appearing for the first time at any public service ia this country, it was natural that she should seek to be found amongst those of the same denomination as her late-hue band, and who have so warmly defended his character. The Rev. P. Tucker, B.A., the minister of the chapel, in the devotional part of the service, is touching.and appropriate language referred to her bitter bereavement, expressed thankful- ness for the maimer in which she had been under her heavy trial, and besought on her behalf all the strength ftho yet- needed in the circumstances of sorrow in which she was plased. Mettotti- Garibaldi—A Florence- correspondent* of the Siecle, writing on the 4th, says :—" I knew this morning that the son of the illustrious general, Menotti Garibaldi, had been here for some hours. It was not easy to find him, for he is obliged to hide himself a great deal to avoid incessant ovations or troublesome visits. However, thanks to the kindness of a Gari- baldian -afficer, I at last discovered the young and already celebrated colonel-housed with a friend on the highest story of the most modest of dwellings. I con- versed with him for some few minutes, and expressed to him the great desire I felt to see Garibaldi as soon as he arrived. Without wishing to penetrate plans upon which the son was bound to keep silence, or which sre not yet settled, I simply asked for an opinion. I think you will do well to wait in Flo-Tence; he replied I am waiting in Florence. The Old Lady and- her Money. Some amusing- stories are told of the panic and its con- sequences, one or two of which are too good to be lost. An old lady who had £ 3,000 on deposit in the London and Westminster Batik, where she was getting. 5 per ce:t. interest for it, drew it out and took it to the Bank of England for greater safety. Here, however, she was dreadfully mortified to fiid that the Bank would not allow her any interest at all for-it. But," rejoined the antiquated capitalist, I call that robbery, to take people's money without giving them any interest; for it." The clerk, anxious* to administer some crumb of comfort to the applicant, said, If you will take my advice, madam, you would take your money to the London and'Westminster Bank, where it will be quite safe, and where you will get 5 per cent. for it." The old lady lost no time in availing herself of the disinterested advice thus tendered, and aetua.lly paid back into the London and Westminster Bank the identical notes which she had-drawn from it half an hour before. Important Question Affecting- Beerseilera. -At the Leeds Police-court, the other day, Thomas Settle, of the Angel Inn, Angel-stieet, ww charged with selling drink during prohibited hottrs. Mr. Ferns (who appeared for the defendant) said he would not attempt to deny the charge, but would show* that his client had a perfect right to sell bear-if not con- sumed on the premises—at any hoar he liked. By a recent statute, a man having an ordinary licence for selling beer could, by the additional payment of one gainea per year, have a wholesale licence, under the provision of which he was at perfect liberty to sell beer to his oat-door customers at an hoars of the night. This licence Mr. Settle was armed with, and therefore he was not in the least culpable. Mr. Cliff thought the hours would be regulated by the general Beer Act. Mr. Ferns No, your worships, the general Beer Act does not apply. Mr. Cliff: Then, accordiag to your interpretation of the statute, there is nothing to pre- vent a man with one of these licences keeping his house open all night long, and selling as much beer as anyone will fetch. Mr. Ferns He may, if he likes, sell from a gill to a 56-gallon barrel, and there would be no offence against the statute. The Bench said the point raised by Mr, Ferns was a most important one, and they would take a week's consideration before giving judgment.

' ' j THE CHAMPION OF THE…

------_." PRINCESS OLIVE:…

SINGULAR ACOIBMBT ON THE NOUTE…