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1. .THE COURT. --
1. THE COURT. THE Queen is at Osborne. Her Majesty has held several Privy Council meetings there. Daring their stay at Osborne the Qaeen walked and rode out very frequently with Prince Christian, her Majesty s new son-in-law, and with the Princess his wife. We should here mention that the Princess Lwia of Hesse has been safely delivered of a princess. DIVINE service was performed on Sunday morning at Osborne by the Rev. George Protheroe, before her Majesty, Princess Louise, Prince Leopold, and Princess Beatrice. The Ladies and Gentlemen in Waiting were present. THEIR Royal Highnesses Princ8 and Princess Christian left Osborne on Saturday at half-past two o'clock, and embarked on board the Royal yacht, Victoria and Albert, attended by Lady Susan Melville, Count Rantzau, and Major-General Francis bey- PRINCESS LOUISE, attended by the Duchess of Rox- buxghe, accompanied their Royal Highnesses to the landiDg-place, and at three o'clock the yacht left for Cherbourg (where it arrived a quarter before nine), from whence Prince and Princess Christian intend proceeding to Paris, previous to making a tour of a few weeks in Switzerland. T, PRINCE and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Hol- stein were received at Cherbourg, on their arrival in the Royal yacht, by the French authorities with every mark of attention and respect. Their Royal High- nesses left Cherbourg for Paris on Sunday morning, and arrived in the afternoon. THE Qaeen continues to receive very favourable accounts of her Royal Highness Princess Louis of Hesse and the infant princess. THE Prince and Princess of Wales are residing at Marlborough-house. THE Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended by their suite, went to Sheemess on Satur. day, and inspected the United States ship of war Miantonomoh. Their Royal Highnesses were after. wards entertained at luncheon by the officers of the ship. ° THE Prince and Prinoess of Wales, with the Lady and Gentleman in Waiting, attended Divine settee at the Chapel Royal, St. James a, on Sunday. The Communion Service was read by the Rev. C. Packe, and the Hon. and Rev. C. L. Courtenay. Anthem: "the heavens are telling," Haydn; sung by Masters Searle and Dyson, and Messrs Gumming and H. Whitehouse. Mr. Cooper presided at the organ. The sermon was preached by the Hon. and Rev. C. L. Courtenay. from St. Mark, chap. viii. verse 4. The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge also attended the service. HER MAJESTY'S absence from Windsor, with the ex- ception of one day in August, will extend to the latter end of October. THEIR Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales will go to Scotland about the 14th of August, and take up their residence at Abergeldie. Hia Royal Highness's visit to Scotland will be a week earlier than that of her Majesty. The Prince's visit in the High- lands ia for the purpose of grouse-shooting and deer- stalking.
POLITICAL GOSSIP. -
POLITICAL GOSSIP. MR. HENRY WHITMORE, M.P. for Bridgnorth, and Sir Graham Montgomery, M.P. for Peebleshire, will be, it is stated, Lords of the Treasury. A SUBSCRIPTION is in progress amongst the mem- bers of the Liberal majority of the House of Commons for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to the Right Hc-n. Henry Brand, M.P., late Secretary of the" Treasury, in recognition of his services in conneotion With the party for several years. THE Irish Times says:—The Right Hon. Francis Blackburne, Lord Justice of Appeal, is appointed Chancellor of Ireland. The influences brought to kear to prevent Mr. Brewster's appointment have therefore prevailed. We understand that Mr. Napier is to be appointed Lord Justice of Appeal, and Mr. Whiteside Lord Chief Justice. Mr. John Edward Walsh will probably be the Attorney-General. IT is asked what Austria intends to do with tho Iron Crown of Lombardy, if she still intends to preserve that historical relic now that the plains of Italy have slipped from her grasp P The Crown, in 774, was re- ceived by Charlemagne from Pope Adrian 1. In 1452 it was carried back to Rome, where it did duty at the coronation of Frederick IV., and in 1530 Charles V. placed it on his head at Bologna. In May 1805, another conqueror seized upon it at Milan. At present it is in the hands of the Austrians, who sent it to Vienna when war was declared in 1859. WE very much regret to learn that the Hon. F. Cal- thorpe, M.P., for East Worcestershire, has been in each a weak state of health that he has not been able to leave his room siace the day following the division which overthrew the Russell-Gladstone Ministry. The hon. member has been threatened with an attack of diphtheria; but all danger is now past, and he is mak- lIlg progress towards convalescence. Mr. Calthorpe Was very unwell on the night of the division; but knowing the importance of the occasion he made it a Point to be present, and in accordance with his pledges gave his support to the Government. THE Sunday Gazette says" The following mem- bers of the Outer Bar are about to be created Queen's counsel :-Mr. S. Prentice, Mr. Charles Pollock, Mr. R. Garth, and Sir George Honyman, of the Home Circuit; Mr. W. A. Mundell, of the Midland Circuit; and Mr. Dickinson, of the Chancery Bar. To this list it is more than probable that the names of Mr. T. Jones and Mr. J. R. Quain, of the Northern Circuit, will be added. The promotion of Mr. C. Pollock and Sir G. Honyman will vacate the posts of "Tubman" and Postman in the Court of Exchequer, and the appointments thereto will be in the hands of the new Chief Baron, Sir F. Kelly. The origin of these offices is, we believe, lost in obscurity. They, however, con- fer a right of pre-audience in the court over even the Attorney-General." ALTHOUGH the re-elections are now nearly over, several elections are still pending. The elevation of Lord Henniker to the peerage of the United Kingdom and the promotion of Sir. F. Kelly to the judicial bench creates two vacancies for East Suffolk. One candidate has already appeared—viz., the Hon. J. Henmker-Major. This gentleman is a Conservative, ana is the son of Lord Henniker. A second Conserva- tive candidate will be announced in a day or two. Sir Rainald Kmghtley, one of the members for South Northamptonshire, ia also, it ia understood, to be made a peer, and a vacancy win arise ia that con- stituency. Sir William Hjlton Jolliffe is to become Lord Hylton, and a vacancy will consequently arise at Petersfield. Sir E. G. L. B. Lytton is to become Lord Lytton of Knebworth, and a vacancy will accordingly arise in Hertfordshire. Mr. Abel Smith has appeared as a Conservative candidate, i he advantage gained by the new Government in the unseating of Mr. Campbell, the late Liberal member for Helston, has been neutralised by the rejection of -Air. Patten at Bridgewater; and after allowing for vacan- cies, &c., the nominal Liberal majority obtained in July, 1865, would thus appear to have been only reo duced to the extent of only one Annexed is a list of the new members of the House of Commons returned since the assembling of the present Parlia. ment :-Lord J. Hay, Mr. Candlish, Mr. R. Arkwright, the Hon. G. Denman, the Earl of Brecknock, Mr. M. Wyvill, Mr. H. A. Herbert, Mr. M. Staniland, Mr. H. Whitmore, Sir E. Lechmere, Mr. Ealkerfiley, Mr. J. Goldsmid, Mr. J. E. Gorst, Mr. C. Capper, Sir J. Hay, the Hon. Mr. LasceUes, Mr. R. Eykyn, Mr. Edwards, Mr. B. Osborne, Lard Amberley, Mr. D. Fordyce, Lord Eliot, Mr. M. Chambers, Mr. T. B. Hildyard, Mr. R. Dimsdale, Mr. R. B. Brett, and Mr. P. Vanderbyl. Mr. Vanderbyl, who has just entered the House, unsuc- osesfully contested Great Yarmouth a year since.
Marriage in High Life.-The marriage of the Earl of Brecknock, M.P., eldest son of the Marquis Camden, with Lady Clementina Spencer Churchill, youngest daughter of the late and half-sister of the present Duke of Marlborough, was solemnised on Thursday morning at St. James's Church, Picca. dilly. The nuptial ceremony was performed by the Bishop of Oxford. The bride, who was given away by the Duke of Marlborough, was attended to the altar by eight youthful brides- maids. At the conclusion of the ceremony the wed- ding party repaired to the Duke of Marlborough's residence in St. James's-square, where an elegant breakfast was prepared for a large party of the rela- tions and friends of the contracting parties. Later in the afternoon the newly-married couple left town for Blenheim Palace, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, in Oxfordshire, to pass the honeymoon.
.-THE ARTS. LITERATURE, &c.…
THE ARTS. LITERATURE, &c. -4* THE history of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, has just been written at length by a lady, Harriet Parr. The infamy of her death appears to rest chiefly with the French. Princes of her own nation," says Miss Parr, betrayed her to death, and priests of her own nation accomplished her death." MR. MURRAY has issued in a lucky moment a little book called "Memorials of the Tower of London," by Lieut-General Lord Do Roo. The book is well illus- trated. The account given by Lord Do Ros of the recent alterations, as well as the description of the present state of the Tower, are also well done. PAUL HAYNE, the young Southern poet, writes to the New York Bound Table, from Georgia, relative to the new volume by Leigh Hunt, which has just ap- peared in America. He says: Six years ago, I received from Leigh Hunt-in acknowledgment, I presume, of certain complimentary reviews and verses —a most curious and valuable present; some strands, namely, of the hair of Keats, Shelley, Byron, and his own likewise. These I had neatly framed, and, though the war has left me a beggar, I have religiously pre- served relics so precious. Shelley's hair and John Keats's have a golden tinge which is exquisite. Byron's is coarse and dark, like some phases of his character. As for Hunt's, the looks are white as snow." THE American writer, Dr. J. Austin Allibone, has at last completed hia Critical Dictionary of English Literature," and the second volume will soon be placed before the public. The Philadelphia Press gives some statistics about this valuable work. It was projected in 1850, and the author commenced preparing it for the press in 1853. The first volume (A to J), of over 1,000 pages imperial octavo, was published in December, 1858. The manuscript of the whole work, fairly copied for the press, fills 19,044 large foolscap pages. Twenty-two months were re quired to write up the letter S, and about as many more for the letter W. The catalogue of authors includes 700 Smiths, 90 of whom are Johns. Alto- gether there are 30,000 biographical and literary notices, and there are 40 indices of subjects. The entire mass of manuscript was copied by Mrs. Alli- bone. A PHOTOGRAPH of the scene in St. George's Chapel on the occasion of the Princess Helena's marriage, was taken by Messrs. Watkins, of Parliament-street, and, in addition to this, a separate picture of each of the eight bridesmaids has since been taken by the same firm, with the intentioia of forming the whole into a group. Great care has been taken that each figure should be skilfully .posed, so that the picture may possess high artistic qualities, and be valued as well for them as for the occasion it will commemorate. THE Missouri Republican gives a long account of a demonstration made in St. Louis on the occasion of the presentation to the Mercantile Library Associa- tion by the members of the Caledonian Society in that city of a bust of the poet Burna, executed in marble by our townsman, Mr. William Brodie, R.S.A. The presentation of the bust was made in the large hall of the Library Association, which was quite crowded by an audience who evinced a warm interest in the pro- ceedings. The bust was much admired, and is spoken of in the most favourable terms by the press. ONE of the oddest things noticeable at the National Portrait Exhibition is, that No. 355, "Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex," dated 1594, then 27 years of age, and No. 362, "Qaeon Elizabeth," both belongingto the Earl of Verulam, and heirlooms we beiiive, are dressed in a black stuff which is obviously of the same nature and pattern. There would be, of course, nothing un- usual in the fact of a ruler bestowing rich stuffs on a favourite subject. We remember bow, so long ago as the eleventh century, William the Conqueror was pro- voked to swear by She "light of God" that Roger Fitzosborn, son of William, Lord of the Isla of Wight and Earl of Hereford, should remain in prison during the rest of his reign, because he treated contumeiiously the splendid gift, "surcoat, silken tunic, and mantle of precious ermines brought from abroad," which the king sent to the said Roger, then a prisoner for re- bellion. Henry the First exasperated the very soul of Robert Courthouse, a prisoner, by inadvertently send- ing a new but torn robe.—Athenceum. THE report of tha Department of Science and Art has been published, and speaks of the generally satis factory progress of the body, and those other in con- nection with it. As regards science the examinations show a greater number of candidates successful in ob- taining certificates than at any previous time; the classes and students have made equally satisfactory progress. As regards art, the head-master of the training school records a considerable diminution in the number of certificates taken, as compared with those of last year, and the increase of one only in the number of medals awarded. Eight students only have offered themselves for national scholarships. It seems there are 16,621 students in the 91 schools of art 1 under this department. Two schools have been closed at Bolton and at Basingstoke, and three new ones opened at Abingdon, Bradford, and Inverness. There has been a decrease of 7,000 in the number of persons taught drawing since last year.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS, I
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS, I The Cession of Venetia. Austria conquered, ruined, and incapable of struggling against Prussia and Italy, tries to reduce I Italy to inaction by a cession to a third Power, which is an outrage on us; and she hopes to reassume the defensive against Prussia after having isolated her. This is a fresh insult, which Austria will discount as she has discounted so many others. The Italian Government cannot admit that Yenice can be ceded to France; neither can Italy recaiva Venice as a gift from the hands of France. This would be alienating our independence, sub- mitting to foreign protection, and forgetting that we have an army, and that we are a nation capable of making ourselves respected. The Austrian proposal to us is null and void. It is another symptom of the agony of Austria, and nothing Mora.-La Nazione, a Florence paper. The Italian people demands now that the army should seize Venetia, and that the deliverance of that people should be due alone to Italian hands. If the Austrians do not wish or cannot defend themselves, they are at liberty to wIthdraw-we cannot oblige them to fight if they do not wish; bat we will occupy all parts of the territory which belongs to us by race, language, or geographical position, everywhere where the wish of the inhabitants calls us. This is what the unanimous voice of public opinion demands; and this is, we are sure, what will take place. In this respect all parties are agreed, the most moderate as well as the most advanced. And this is because it is not a question of opinion or' political conduct, but a question of national honour, and naturally everybody agrees; it is the popular instinct which speaks, that instinct which is never mistaken.—B'Italic. An important fact has just come to put itself in the midst of the negotiations carried on by France with the view of bringing about an armistice and making her pacific mediations accepted. The Italian army has orossed the Po with all its forces and again invaded the Venetian territory. What is the object of the sudden attack which, under present circumstances, IS of much greater importance from a political than from a military point of view ? The feeling of national pride does not suffice to explain it Italy only wishes to owe Venetia to her victories; but who knows whether she is not running imprudently in the way of the fresh checks ? Was It opportune to thus throw an act of violence In 0 th balance of events ? t t!i Pr°Per to thus wound the conciliatory policy devotion paQoa w^oae generesity for Italy is carried to We seek in vain to discover the motive which urged the Italians to this act.—La France, a French Im- perialist paper. The Lato Government. How far Mr. Gladstone is primarily answerable for the many disadvantages under which the Liberals have had to act during this session depends on the part he took in the Cabinet before the meeting of Parliament, and of his conduct as leader of the House of Commons it is unnecessary to speak. The past is past, and we have now ts pay attention to the present, and look forward to the future. Liberated from official eiagago- ments, Mr. Gladstone will be able to consult the wishes of the party which he described as a moiety of the Houpe," and it is for hun to consider its interests with reference to fiis public obligations. Meanwhile, the country, having higher interests to protect, must be allowed to look, as it were, over the heads of parties, and to bestow its confidence without respect to persons. The Government of which Mr. Gladstone was the foremost Parliamentary representa- tive has fallen down under the burden of its own imprudence; and it only remains for us to take note of the fact, and to accept, and make the best of, the consequences.-Mori,Ling Pest. The Derby Policy. Lord Derby's Ministerial programme is too meagre to reward, or even to afford, matter for discussion. Commonplaces about the blessings of peace, and the duty of neutrality; and compliments to the United States-which show only how highly the Conservative chief admires success even in a democratic Republic —scarcely constitute an exposition of foreign policy. In domestic matters we are promised that the law of bankruptcy shall be grappled with, and that Mr. Gathorne Hardy, whom, on the principle of strengthen- ing his weakest point, Lord Derby singles out among his colleagues for exceptional eulogy, will look into the Metropolitan Unions. As to Parliamentary Re. form, Lord Derby says in substance, that he will not bring forward any bill at all if he can help it; and that if he is forced to produce a measure of some kind he will try to make it a spurious one. Ireland is to be redeemed by handing her over from the neutrality of the official magistrature to the fierce sectarian and political bigotry of the squirearchy. Such is the promise of Tory statesmanship through the mouth of its most distinguished representative. It is sufficient to oontrast it with the performance of Liberal states- manship, as narrated in the clear and ooncise language of Lord Russell.-Daily News. Mr. Eyre and his Accusers. The Jamaica Committee had a stirring sitting on Monday, to discuss Mr. C. Buxton's letter resigning the chairmanship, and condemning the prosecution of Mr. Eyre by the committee for murder. Mr. Buxton defended himself on the ground we explained last week, that he thought such a prosecution would turn public feeling in favour of Mr. Eyre, and make a martyr of him. Mr. Bright said that he felt towards Mr. Buxton much as a friend of his had felt towards an Indian sportsman among his acquaintance. He said. He should not like to go out tiger-hunting with So-and-so, for if anything happened I am sure he would leave me to the tiger." "Mr. Buxton had freely lent them his purse and led them on to this point, and when they came to that point, which was the only one at which they could do any good, he backed out and left them all in the lurch." Mrs. Gordon had also embarrassed the committee by refusing to prosecute, on the ground that her husband would not have approved of anything vindictive. The worst of the intended prosecution is, that though Mr. Eyre's crime is legally murder, because he caused Mr. Gordon's death by an illegal act, it is no more morally murder than the act of a burglar, who accidentally kills the owner of the house he attacks in defending himseif against him. Mr. Eyre should be prosecuted and punished, but scarcely for murder, unless by Mrs. Gordon herself. The committee will not now, we think, effect much, though Mr. J. S. Mill gallantly takes Mr. Buxton's place. But no right-thinking man will be content without a judicial condemnation and punishment of Mr. Eyre, to serve as a lesson for future Governors.-Spectator.
OUR MISCELLANY. --+-
OUR MISCELLANY. --+- Byron.—" He is a worldly and vain writer, I fear," said ldr. Lyon. He knew scarcely anything of the poet, whoso books embodied the faith and ritual of many young ladies and gentlemen. A misanthropic debauchee," said Felix, lifting a chair with one hand, and holding the book open in the other, "whose notion of a hero was that he shoald disorder his stomach and despise mankind. His corsairs and rene- gades, his Alps and Manfreds, are the most paltry puppets that were ever pulled by the strings of lust and pride." Hand the book to me," said Mr. Lyon. —Felix Holt, the Radical. By George Eliot. The Dover Fishermen.—A very carious castom formerly existed among the Dover fishermen, who, on their return from their expeditions, used to select eight of the finest whitinga out of each boat, and devote the proceeds to the celebration of a feast on Christmas Eva, which they called a "rumbald," in honour, as some conjecture, of the Irish Rumbald, who was supposed to have some connection with whit- ings, or "rumbalås," as they are still called in some parts of Kent,-The Municipal Corporations Directory. Shooting Fish.—He described that the Bheel fixed a string to the iron head of the arrow, which was made with large barbs. Sneaking to the bank, among the bushes overhanging a pool, pee or two fish were observed to be basking, a portion of their backs being above water. The arrow was fixed, and projected with an accurate aim, and the string enabled the bowman to drag his prey, despite his struggles, forcibly from the water. This wa3, indeed the manner of its capture, as the sportsmen had themselves opportunities after- wards of seeing.-The Eastern Hunters. -By Captain J. T. Newall. London Recreation Grounds.—On high diys and holidays, especially Sandays, Easter Monday, and WMtstwfcide, Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest are frequented by thousands upon thousands. It is computed that not less than 30,000 persons from every part of the metropolis visited Hampstead last Easter Sunday, whilst on Wbit Monday upwards of 200,000, principally from Whitechapel, Hackney, Shoreditch, Stepney, and Bethnal Green, crowded the aneientferest of Essex to recreate themselves "beneath the greenwood tree and to take part in the imme- morial stag-hunt. As to Wimbledon, is it not the bloodless battle-field of the metropolitan volunteers ? Have they not almost obtained a customary right to it, ? and were it taken from them, where would they perform their patriotic exercises, and reap the annual harvest of international honours with the rifle? Yet against the integrity of Epping Forest, Hampstead Bt&ih, and Wimbledon Common severe attacks have been made by lords of the manors; and if this thing be done in the greenwood what will be done in the dry ? If these almost national spaces, these spots of historic prestige, are threatened with inclosure, and hardly saved from so and a doom, how shall such wastes as Clapham and Wandsworth Commons, Pntney Heath and Paskham Rye escape ?- Once a Week. Intrepidity of Deal Boatmen. A sudden storm, which set in from the north-east, on the 11th January, 1866, drove several ships from their anchors, and it being low water, one of them struck the ground at a considerable distance from the shore, when the sea made a clean breach over her. There was not a vestige of hope for the vessel, such was the fury of the wind, and the violence of the waves. There was nothing to tempt the boatmen on shore to risk their lives in saving either ship or crew, for not a farthing of salvage was to be looked for. But the daring intre- pidity of the Deal boatmen was not wanting at this critical moment. No sooner had the brig grounded, than Simon Pritchard, one of the many boatmen assembled along the beach, threw off his coat and called out, Who will come with me and try to save that crew ? Instantly twenty men sprang forward, with "I will," "and I." But seven only were wanted; and running down a gallay punt into the surf, they leaped in and dashed through the breakers, amidst the cheers of those on shore. How the boat lived in such a sea seemed a miracle; but in a few minutes, impelled by the strong arma of these gallant men, she flew on and reaohed the stranded ship, catching her on the top of a wave; and in less than a quarter of an hour from the time the boat left the shore, the six men who composed the crew of the collier were landed safe on Walmer Beach. A nobler instance of indomitable courage and disinterested heroism on the part of the Deal boatmen, brave though they are always known to be, perhaps cannot be cited; and we have pleasure in placing it on record.-Self-Help. London Cabs.-Cab manufacture in London is an important branch of trade; for on the first day of the present year there were as many as 6,017 cabs licensed at Somerset-house, which would probably give 700 or 800 new onea a year. Hansoms being fasts-travelling, and expressly suited for the impatient man of business, as well as pleasanter to travel in on a fine day, are in much greater demand than the old- fashioned four-wheelers. In the day-time, partieu- larly, Hansoms are to be seen hurrying along, and there are several proprietors who do not keep the closed ones in their yards. What was said of the drivers holds good of their animals. There are hun- dreds of poor, wretched hacks, which ought to have been taken to the knaoker's long since, while there are other really Bound horses, which are worth < £ 20 or < £ 25. Not long since, one took the writer a fifty miles' journey in the country between two in the after- noon and nine at night, and then went back to his stable with a "go" of many more miles. That waa a specimen of the higher grades of cab horses; but he never did any other work, and is not at I all exceptional. They are generally about five or six years old when introduced to this life. London traffic, however, is of a very trying and exhausting nature; so that the Hansom horse usually closes his career in this line in about three years. Hanaoms knock up much earlier than the four-wheelers, although they generally have a better class animal. In the shafts of the latter, a horse may last five years; whan bought, their price varies from to £ 10, and up to £ 20 and £ 25. When the animal has been fairly j worked out in this line, he often departs for the country, there to be put to any quiet life, his late owner, perhaps, making.R5 out of him. If a cab is I only worked during the day, it wants two horses; but if it is going day and night, there must be a relay of j three. According to this calculation, it may be esti- mated that there are some 15,000 cab-horses in the metropolitan district. Fortunately, it is for the in- terest of the master that he should keep them in pretty good condition, or they would get worked off their legs. A respectable owner stated that his weekly allowance per horse was a sack of oats, a truss and a half of hay, and a truss of straw, besides which there is a charge of, say, fourteenpence for shoeing.-The Working Man. "More Copy."—Once in August, wet and dreary, sat this writer, weak and weary, o'er a memorandum- book of items, used before—book of scrawling head- notes, rather—items, taking days to gather them in hot and sultry weather (using up much time and leather), pondered we these items o'er. While we conn'd them, slowly rooking (through our minds queer conn'd them, slowly rocking (through our minds queer ideas flocking), came a quick and nervous knocking— knocking at the sanctum door. Sure, that must be I Jinks," we muttered-" Jinks, that's knocking at your door; Jinks, the everlasting bore." Ah, well do we I remind us, in the walls which they confinad us, the exchanges lay behind us, and before us, and around us, and all o'er the floor." Thinks we, "Jinks desires to borrow some newspapers till to-morrow, and 'twill be relief from sorrow to got rid rid of Jinks, the bore, by op'ning wide the door." Still, the visitor kept knocking—knocking louder than before. And the scattered piles of papers cut some rather curious capers, being lifted by the breezes coming through the door; and we wished (the wish was evil, for one deemed always civil) that Jinks was to the d—1, to stay there evermore; there to find his level-Jinks, the netve-deatroying bore. Bracing up our patience firmer, then, without another murmur: "Mr. Jinks, your pardon, your forgiveness, we implore. But the fact is, we were reading of some curious proceeding, and thus it was, unheeded your loud knocking there before." Here we opened wide the door. B it phancy, now, our pheelinka-for it wasn't Jinks, t.'le bore- nameless Jinks, for evermore. But the form that stood before us, caused a trembling to come o'er us, and memory bore us back again to days of yore; days when items" were in plenty, and where'er this writer went he picked up interesting items by the score; 'twas the form of our young "devil," in an attitude uncivil; as he thrust his head into the open door, with "The foreman's out o' copy, sir!—and says he wants some more!" Yes, like Alexander, wanted more." Now, this "local" had already walked about till nearly dead-he had sauntered through the city till his feet were very sore-walked the thoroughfare called Dauphin, and the by-ways running off into the portions of the city both publio and obscure; had ex- amined store and cellar, and had questioned every feller whom he met, from door to door, if anything was stirring — any accidents occurring—not pub- lished heretofore — and met with no success; we would rather kinder guess he felt a little wicked at that ugly bore, with his message from the foreman, that he wanted something more." "Now, it's time you were departing, you young scamp!" cried we, upstarting; got yon back into the office where you were before-or the words which you have spoken will get your bones all broken (and we seized a cudgel, oaken, that was lying on the floor); take your hands out of your pockets, and leave the Banctum door); tell the foreman there is no copy, you ugly little bore." Quoth the devil, Send him more." And our devil; never sitting, still is flitting, still is flitting back and forth upon the landing, just outside our sanctum door. Tears adown his cheeks are stream- ing-strange light from his eyes is bea.ming-his voica is heard, still ccrearning, Sir, the foreman wants some more! And our soal, pierced with that screaming, is awaksnsd from its dreaming, and has lost the peace. ful feeling it experienced before: for the fancy which cornea o'er us, that each reader's face before us, bears the horrid words-" We want a little more "Words upon their foreheads glaring, "Your funny column needs a little more! "—Neio Britain Record. Anecdote of the Duke of Wellington.—In the winter of 1847 the wife of an industrious black. smith in Essex resolved to knit a pair of mittens for the Duke of Wellington, as she had to ask his grace a favour, to which the girt was to be introductory. The mittens were received at Apaley-house, and the duke wore them the same day at the Horse Guards, showing them with a smile to his military colleagues there, and desiring that the honest damo's request might be immediately attended to. She stated that her husband had the honour of being one of his grace's soldiers, and that he had had the ni is for tana of recently losing his Waterloo medal, which he had always worn on the anniversary of his marriage. She stated that this was again approaching, and that she would ever feel deeply grateful if the duka would allow another medal to be issued, as the loss had seriously affected her poor husband's spirits. She would only farther trespass on his grace to solicit that the medal should be sent to her privately, as she wrote without her husband's knowledge, and wished to give her partner an agree- able surprise on the arrival of the wedding day. This waa speedily approaching, but the poor wife had received no medal. She accordingly ventured to address a second letter to the duke, which was very soon known at the Horse Guards, from his grace arriving in a towering passion, dashing the letter on the table, and demanding to know why his orders had been neglected. The whole matter had been over- looked. An instant request was made to a gentleman connected with Essex to enquire if the claim was a correct one. This proving to be the case, the medal waa dispatched without delay, but whether in time for the nuptial day is uncertain.-The Gentleman's Magazine. P"
WILLS AND BEQUESTS.
WILLS AND BEQUESTS. The will of General George Powell Higginson, colonel of the 94th Foot, of Wilton-crescent, Belgrrave- square, was proved in London, on the 5th nit., by his son, Mr. George Wentworth Alexander Higginson, the acting executor, power being reserved to his relict, the Right Hon. Lady Frances Elizabeth Higginson, daughter of the first Earl of Kilmorey. The gallant general had greatly distinguished himself in several engagements, and was for many years a staff officer, and attained to the age of 78, and died April 19,1866, at Cannes, in France. His will is dated August 27, 1862, and a codicil oa the_ 9 th of October follow- ing. He bequeaths to his relict, Lady Frances, his plate, furniture, and effects at his residence, Wilton-creacent, and a life interest in the bulk of hia property; and leaves her ladyship the residue of his property absolutely; and upon her decease, bequeaths all his shares in the Sun Fire and Life Offices to his daughter Frances and also, on the decease of her ladyship, leaves to each of his two daughters 410,000. He devises his estate and residence, The Crofts, &t Great Marlow, Bucks, to his son, the said George W. A. Higginson, but charged with the pay- ment of an annuity of £ 200 during the life of Lady Frances. The will of Sir Brook Kay, Bart., late of Belvedere, Erith, formerly of Dover, Cheltenham, Sherborne, and some time residing at Avranches, France, was proved in London, on the 5th inst., by the acting executors and trustees, Mr. Henry Tylee, Essex street, Strand, and Mr. William Algernon Kay, power being reserved to the other executors and trus. tees, Lady Kay, the reliot, and Mr. Edmund Hopkinson. The testator was formerly in the nayal service of the' East India, Company, and is descended, maternally, from Sir Brook Watson, M P., and Lord Mayor of London, and from whom the baronetcy is derived by patent. Sir Brook Kay was twice married, and leaves a family, and is succeeded by his son, now Sir Brook Kay, Bart. Tho testator died, May 16, at the age of 86, having executed his will April 12,1854, and a codicil. Nov. 14, 1859. Sir Brook has bequeathed to his widow, Lady Ray, all his furniture, books, pictures, &o., absolutely, and leaves to her ladyship a life interest to be derived from his estates in Middlesex, and Sherborne, Dorset, and his shares in the Sun Fire Office and stock in Scotch mines; the capital, at her àecetuJe, to be divided equally amongst her younger children—his eldest son, now the baronet, being amply provided for under the will of his uncle (the testator's brother), Sic Wm. Kay, Baxb.—Illustrated London News,
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¡ EXTRACTS FROM "PUNCH:" & "FvJN." 9 Derbye hY5 Straite Fytte. ¡ We go," Lord Derbye sayd, I wot, To battel at short call. Sirrah, what armour hast thou got To harness me withal ? Some newer mail I fain wolde trye (An ytt were not too deers) Than this, which hath beene layinge bye In halla these seven long yeare." Lo here," my lord," Disraeli said, With standard on ytts cresta, The helmet for your lordschipp's head; Thya corsalet for youre breaste! And here, syr, is your gorget, too, Your cuisses eko," sayd hee, And all the rest, in order due, To arm you cap-a-pie." The stout Earl of Derbye dyd straine .Eys armour old to don; But ytt aoide so long hadd laine, He colde not gett ytt on. His hauberk now dyd pinch him sore, (Ytt was all over rust); Hys steel hose met not as of yore, And otherwhere they bust. H Gramercy, thys is alle too tyght; Thou art a sorry knave. In these thinges I can never fight, £ Syr, they bea all we have." # Colde none be bought, or hadd for hire, ( Of any iarger kinde ? Syr, they are, as I'me your trua squier, The beste that I colde finde." Well, try a.n they will buckle to, Sith 'twill no better bee; And wee wyll see what we can doo, bayd then the Lord Derbye. Now, good Seynt George, stretoh thou the mayla Thatt I have soe outgrowne, And then, perchance, I shall nott fayle Some while to hold myne own." Oft in the Chilly Night. Oft in the chilly night Ere slumber's chain hath bound me, I pull the blankets tight, And tuck them clsse around me. Yet often still Feel dreadful chill j Without of warmth a token, From bitter winds, Through tatter'd blinds And window-shutters broken So in the chilly night, Ere slumber's chain hath bound ma, I pull the blankets tight And tuck them lose around me When I remember all The times in wintry weather, That sheets and blankets fall From off my couch together! I really dread To go to bed, Last after some hours' dozin', Without a quilt, I'd waken" kilt," And find myself half-frozen. So in the chilly night Ere slumber's chain hath bound me, I pull the blankets tight, And tuck them close around me. A Dangerous Habit. The man who rushed up Alma's height Against the Russian's gathered might, ^Fought bravely for old England's right. And yet he enters deadlier strife, With greater danger to his life, Who eats his green peas—with his knife. A CHARGE OF HORNING.The Scotch papers retail a story about a cow, which being in Montrose the other day, suddenly dashed up the steps of the gaol, and battered to be let in. Of course, a Scotch mob could not comprehend a novel idea, and ill-used the cow, instead of reverencing her feelings. The cow had infringed the Rinderpest laws, and came to give herself up. What a touching proof of the progress of intelligence among the inferior creation! But the world knows nothing of its greatest cows. If this poor animal has not been killed, we advise the Montrose folk to look after her, for she has evidently a deal more sense than the framers of the regulations she had broken, and which have driven daft half tha farmers in the kingdom. THE WAR IN THE P ARK.-(From our own Cor- reepondent.)-The Bohemian Cavalry has not operated in Hyde-park with more success than at Konigsgratz. It has made a variety of offensive demonstrations, but a coup that was claimed for it, the overthrow of the horso of the Crown Prince of England, was due to Irish dash. The Bohemian Cavalry has now received a severe discouragement, a corps of observation, selected from the Black Crushers, who neither give nor take quarter, having been sent to watch, and, if necessary, capture the Bohemians. # A PASSING THOUGHT.—At Princess Helena's mar- riage, the Court. authority says, None of Prince Christian's male relations were able to attend. Con- sidering what the bride's brother has done for Mr. Paole, we should have thought that he might have made this possible, even at three months- But it is no business of ours. May the bride ba happy. BEALES WITHIN BEALES.—Just as the House rose on Thursday, Sir Roundell Palmer introduced a Bill in reference to the Qualifications of Revising Barristers. The first clause, we understand, is this: That no revising barrister shall, at a publio meeting, denounce any gentleman aa a vile caitiff." Mr. Edmond Beales. we hear, means to oppose the measure, when he ehall have finished cutting off somebody's head at White- hall. Proverbial Foolosophy. Castles in the air have no foundation but in some delusive schemes you will find abasement. Limited companies corrapt good manners, for they never return a call. The way to make a hole in your income ia to pay a large rent. The largest tin-tacks must be the income-tax, for that's a regular nailer Resignation is a virtue that is often made a neces- sity of in the political world. EPIGRAMMATIC, RATHER. After Dr. Johnson. If a man who makes a pun Would a pocket pick, then Fun Argues he who picks the one Thinks he only makes a pun. ON RECENT ASSEMBLAGES IN TRAFALGAR-SQUARE Though some by force would clear the space, Such steps would scarce be fair There's no sedition in the case For all is on the square." A POOR CON-SOL-ATION.—A number of salmon and salmon trout are reported to have been found dead in the Sol way, the cause of death being conjectured to be sunstroke. Of course, poor things, being in the Sol- way they couldn't get out of the way of Sol. ODD THOUGHTS BY AN OLD FOGY.-He is but a foolish youth who taketh the ruddy colour from his cheeks and putteth it into the bowl of his meer- schaum.—Whist was only invented to give two persons the opportunity of saying disagreeable things to two other persons seated opposite. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.-A-tria has been sewn up by the Prussian needle-gun. Had not Eng- land better learn to take time by the fireloek ? Vox STELLARUTII.- Why is the recipient of the new Indian order like the man in the moon ?—Because he is a night-companien of the star. A SOVEREIGN REMEDY FOE THE STRAYING OF CATTLE.—A pound. FACES IN THE FIRE.-Hob.goblina. 0
On Wednesday Mary Allen T7as tried at the Central Criminal Court, charged with perjury. It will be remembered that this woman charged a Mr. Moseley with indecently assaulting her in a railway carriage The falsity of the charge waa established at the police- court, and this indictment was preferred against the woman in consequence. The jury found her guilty, with an extraordinary recommendation to mercy. She was sentenced to fi va years' penal servitude. Tha 1 prisoner, on hearing bar doom, fainted in the doek.