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Ulistcllancans$tttclligciitt, BOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL, A PROPHECY.—Mr. Greeley, of the New York Tribune, having been invited to be present at a meeting of the Union Club on the occasion of the proposition of a resolution censuring his course in relation to Jeffer- son Davis, has written a caustic letter, in which he says that those who vote against him will repent it in dust and ashes before three years have passed." In conclusion he Says I give you fair notice that I shall urire the re-enfranchisement of those now pro- ecribed for rebellion so soon as I shall feel confident that this course is consistent with the freedom of the blacks and the unity of the republic, and that I shall demand a recall or ail now in exile only for partici- Eating in the rebellion, whenever the country shall ave been so thoroughly pacified that its safety will not thereby be endangered." THE RISE IN RAILWAY FARES.—The Railway If tics says Aft,- advancing their goods charges, some of the larger lines are trying the dangerous experiment of alvnnc.ng their passenger charges for return tickets. In isolated cases tariffs may be increased, but it is almost certain that any (tenerai or considerable advances will not result in any gain to the-companies. At such a time as this, when trade is floor ?n<t profits remarkably small, the public will not readily Consent to pay higher charges, but will prefer travelling in classes he^ow those to which they were accustomed, rather than pay higher rates. The attempt to raise the rates at the present time affords a tolerable indication of the pressure IIf increased working expenses at the present time, and the desire on the part of the directors to bring up the receipts te a more satisfactory point. AGRICULTURE AND EMIGRATION.—Interesting Agricultural and emigration statistics were niude public on Saturday by order of Parliament. They Tihow that in the year 1866 the total decrease of land finder cultivation was 129.526 from the previous year. decrease in respect to the crops was chiefly in satp, barley, potatoes, turnips, and hay. The number f who left the country in tha year was 181.251, or nearly 2,000 less than in 1865. The de- crease was entirely in the number of female emigrants, as nearly 4,500 more male emigrants left the country In 18(36 than in 18G5. THE SULTAN'S TRAVELLING COMPANIONS.—The paragraphs about the "numerous female personnel" who are expected to accompany the Snltan in his visit to England are not correct. It is the fashion of all Oriental Sovereigns to he accompanied by the ladies of their Court. But it is also the custom of these Sovereigns to travel with a cavalcade of elephants, of camels, and dromedaries, and there is no more oc- casion for supposing that the Sultan will bring the one than the other to Europe. In Europe the Turk will do what Europeans do. Besides, Abdul Aziz is one of the most "proper" of Turks. He keep** harem of course—he would not be a Turk if he did not; but like a Bishop, he is "the husband of one wife," and no one except her will accompany him to Europe. He b a young man, under forty, and very fond of field Sports. A MUSICAL COMPOSER AND HIS FAMILY !— There was an odd case of begging in the Clerken- well police-court, in London, on Saturday. Two little girls, one eleven and the other thirteen years old, were found on the previous day playing on a con- certina and a guitar in the streets and soliciting passers-by for money. They were taken up for beg- S'ng, and on their appearance in court, a well- •essed" man, calling himself author and musical composer," owned that he was their father. But in- stead of being ashair jd of his daughters' position, he protested against the unwarrantable interference of the police with their efforts to earn a living. When he is well, he said. he goes with his daughters, but being in delicate health the exertion is often too much for him, and so he devotes himself to literature and music at home.—The magistrate warned the man that he must keep his girls from begging in the streets, or they would certainly be punished. FRUIT FLAVOURED AT WILL.-A gardener of Gand has, after many trials, succeeded in giving any kind of fruit the flavour he pleases while it is still on the tree. Let us take an apple for instance he pricks it rather deeply in four or five places with a large needle, and then lets it dip for awhile in a bowl con- taining a liquid possessing the flavour he wishes to Communicate. After a few seconds this liquid will have penetrated into the pulps and this operation being repeated two or three times, at intervals of eight or ten days, the apple is left to ripen on the tree, and will subsequently be found to have acquired the taste either of strawberry, raspberry, cloves, &c., according to the liquid employed. IN SEARCH OF DR. LIVINGSTONE.-The Living- Afcone search expedition set sail from England on Sun- day. It consists of only four persons, Mr. Young, who has been entrusted with the command Mr. Faulkner, and two experienced men named John Reed and John Buckley, one a mechanic, who travelled with Dr. Livingstone for two years and a half in Zambesi; and the other a seaman, acclimatized on the east coast of Africa, and thoroughly acquainted with file nature of the country and with the manners and habits of the native population. Mr. Young was also a companion of Dr. Livingstone on some of his former eventful journeys. Mr. Faulkner accompanies the expedition at his own request and expense. All four started on Friday from London for Southampton, whence they proceed to the Cape of Good Hope by the African mail steamer. The steel-cutter which has been furnished to the expedition, to enable them to navigate the rivers and lakes of Central Africa, was also taken out in the same vessel free of cost. THE QUEEN'S HALF-MILLION OF MONET.— The Lancet says There is this amount of truth in the reports which have been widely circulated respecting her Majesty's mtended foundation of a very useful but very expensive charity. The authorities of St. Bartholomew's Hospital have long been taking measures to establish a convalescent branch to which patients requiring country air may be drafted, and there U now reason to believe that the Queen will graciously patronise each an institution, probably by lending her name to it or permitting it to he called Royal." Such a mark of favour Would be gracefully accorded to a charitabie foundation in connection wi 111 that hospital of which the Prince of Wales is president. For the rest, a benevolent "person, whose name Is not mentioned, has promised to give a considerable sum of ■loney, the amount of which Is not specified, towards the projected undertaking. It woniti appear that there are some who anticipate so large a sum as half-a-iaillion. We are not amongst these. MAKING THINGS PLEASANT !—-The French government are determined that all classes and institu- tions shall derive some pleasure or "benefit from the Exhibition. By a decree of the Minister of the Interior, the director of the Imperial Deaf and Dumb Institute is authorised to place the library of the establishment at the disposal of members of similar sopieties who may wish, during their visit to the Universal Exhibition, to be able to meet, and exchange their views on the theory to the special development of which they devote their labours. The library of the Imperial Institute is opened for this purpose on Tuesdays and Fridays, from eight to half-past nino orelock in the evening. TESTIMONIAL TO A CLERGYMAN.—The inhabi- tants of Kidderminster have given their late vicar, the new Bishfp of Rochester, a handsome testimonial A dessert service has been purchased by a general sub- scription, amounting to 600Z. In addition to this, the clergy, --ie working classes of the town, the Church, of England Asssciation and Working Men's Club, and the Church Sunday Schools, have severally presented Various gifts to Dr. Claughton, and addresses from the corporation and other bodies have been added. ■ae ladies of the town have subscribed and purchased inlaid writing table and a complete 88* of ormolu, studded with malachite, for to the Hon. Mrs. Claughton. This pre- 011 took piace in the Music Hall, Kidderminster, on Saturday afternoon. The meeting was composed of ladies, and the mayoress, Mrs. Jefferies, took the part pf what must be called chairman. The Hon. Mrs. Claughton replied in an appropriate little speech, to which Dr. Claughton added same remarks. A little later in the afternoon the general testimonial was pre- sented. A PULPIT MISTAKE.-—The other Sunday a ±ocal preacher connected with the Primitive Methodist persuasion was planned to preach at Elland, he residing at Huddersfield. Being a comparative stranger to Elland, he inquired the way to the Primitive Metho- dist Chapel, but by some mistake he was directed to the Unitarian ChapeL Arriving at the verge of time for commencing the service, he introduced himself as the preacher, requested to conduct the service for the day, and as the regular minister was away no parti- cular inquiry was made. and the "local brother" i mounted the pulpit and gave out a hymn. All went woll until he came to prayer, which was of so fervid and 9vhDgeliC2.1 a character that suspicion began to be grorwsd if some mistake had not arisen to the preacher. Attho close of the prayer he was ask"d where he was rAwmed for, and he answered Elland Primit've Iwv^liwdist Chapel. The mistake was at once apparent, anei be wap made aware of it. He, of course, de. gccudw 3 the pulpit. The person who had been arranged to my.&-xtf, the service L:<¡,d taken a seat in the body of the bill, irring that he been jilted. TEN FORCE OF NERVOUS IMPRESSIONS.—M. Mayet efeowsd lately, at the Lyons Society of Medical Science, a (ifaSSd figed six weeks, in which, from an ar- rest of deve'fqpsrput of the left superior member, the absence of tfce hi tad and forearm had resulted. The etiologic tyof this C'ise is, that it results, to a certainty, from a moral impression on the mother dur- ing the earlr part of her pregnancy, produced by the constant sight of ft person suffering from a deformity of the same SMCI, Ln atrophy of the member and a retraction of the extensor muscles of the hand, the result of eclampsia. The mother, an intelligent woman, and who had carefully noted her feelings, had been greatly affected by the necessity she was under of being in habitual contact with the woman suffering from this deformity. She was then pregnant from fifteen days to about three weeks. During all the time of her pregnancy she was worried by the fear of bringing into the world a child afflicted with.. a similar deformity, and this fear has been justified. In this case it is impossible to doubt the operation of a cause usually ranked amongst popular prejudices. In the discussion which followed the recital of this case, M. Dron cited a fact which occurred in the practice of M. Richard, of Nancy. A young lady who was pregnant, while engaged in painting, copied a hand to which a finger was wanting. The child to which she gave birth had a hand deprived of the same finger as that of the modeL LET US HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE !-It is said that there is a priest now residing at Capri who possesses two hundred blind quails. He has had their eyes put out with a hot knitting-needle in order that they should call, and so decoy others of Oeir species. The Rev. gentleman has driven a good trade this season, and aa he waxes richer becomes, of course, a man of greater importance with his fellow-townsmen. This is a trifle more iniquitous, we imagine, than the slave trade. He is, we are told, exceedingly proud of his victims, and takes evident pleasure in showing them to any stranger who can witness such a sickening sight. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE POPE.-The principal Roman Catholic clergymen of the United States are now leaving for Rome to attend the assembly of the prelates of the Church to celebrate the 1,800th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Peter on the 29th of June. It is thought that Arch- bishop Spalding, of Baltimore, the Primate of the United States, will return with a Cardinal's hat, the first American Cardinal ever appointed. These priests bear as offerings to the Pope some 300,000 dols. in money, the fruits of recent .collections. Cincinnatti sends a silver model of the yacht Henrietta, bearing as cargo 50,000 dols. in gold pieces. Philadelphia sends 60,228 dols. as her offering, part of it borne in a minia- ture coal mine, a silver fish, and a small silver ship. Pittsburg sends 13,000 dols. in gold. These presents may to some extent relieve the necessities. of the Roman Exchequer. The Roman Catholic Bishop Lyncl., of Toronto, reported to be dangerously ill, is now said to be recovering. THE PARIS BARBERS—The Paris correspon- dent of the Post says that the hairdressers now begin work at nine o'clock in the morning and continue throughout the day. These great artists give them- selves airs just now. The invited to balls have to positively implore their aid, and pay 15f. to 40f. cor balf-an-hour's decorative arrangements of the true and the false. M. F., the mighty monarch of the coiffure empire, showed me, with a certain tone of pride, a note he had received from a great lady who required lli services. In English it would be something like thif The Princess C. reposes full confidence in M. F.'s promise to be at her hotel by eleven o'clock; nevertheless, the car- riage will he sent for M. F. at half-past ten o'clock, in whom alone the Princess C. has confidence, and for whose taste she has the highest consideration. THE TRAGKDY IN THE BELGIAN COAL MINE. —The Journal de Liege says that the men engaged in reopening and repairing the works of the coal mine of Bow Buveur at Jemeppe, after reaching a depth of nearly 160 metres, have, 04 the end of four months, come upon a gallery communicating with the lower ladders; there they discovered seven bodies of the unfortunate workmen who were there imprisoned while making their way to the surface. The bodies are com- pletely mummified the shrivelled flesh adhering to the bones. This phenomenon is attributed to the abun- dant exhalations of carbonic acid gas. The bodies lay on their backs, one after the other, the hands being crossed under the head. Two were found locked in a close embrace. No satisfactory conclusion has as yet been arrived at as to the cause of the death of these men, whether from the inhalation of carbonic acid, or from want of food, being thus entombed. PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S ENDORSEMENT TO A BILL.—Mr. Hamilton, cashier of the First National Bank of Washington, meeting an old friend of Mr. Lincoln's one morning, remarked, That President of yours is the oddest man alive. Why, he endorses notes for niggars." It seems that some time before, a coloured man, finding himself in danger of losing his house for the want of 150 dollars, went to Mr. Lincoln and told his story. The result was that the man made a two months' note, and Mr. Lincoln endorsed it. The note was discounted by some one, and found its way into Huntington's bank for collection. Upon its maturity the coloured man failed to respond. Instead of serving the customary notices upon the endorser, the cashier took the note in person to Mr. Lincoln, who at once offered to pay it. Mr. Huntington said, "Mr. President, you have tried to help a fellow mortal along. I am not willing that you should suffer this entire loss; we will divide it between us." And the affair was thus settled. WHAT IS SAUCE FOR THE Goos," &C.—The Daily News remarks The attention of the House of Commons was called on Thursday in last week to the orders by which Irishmen are discouraged from entering Her Majesty's regiments of Foot Guards. The order of the coldstreams is in these terms:- Owing to the impossibility of obtaining the requisite in- formation respecting age and character natives of England and Scotland only are to be admitted." The best precautions, however, cannot secure perfection. We learn from the Irish Tune, that a noble lord and another, both officers in the Coldstream Guards, were fined 51. ellch on Thursday, at the Dunlin police court, for having on the previous evening wrenched several knockers from hall doors in the neighbour- hood of Stephen s-green, Hume-street, and Pembroke-street. Sr-.t" 81? knockers were found in their possession. Withoutdesiring to lay undue stress upon conduct on which ?e ne*r8PaPers are saying all that is called for, we shouid like to know whether any special guarantees are re- quired of the officers of the regiment, as they are of the men. At Dublin, we observe, an opinion is finding expression that there is as much reason for exacting them in the one case as in the other. THE PARIS EXHIBITION AND THE ADVERTIS- ING SpAcm-M. Ernest Her has brought an action for one million of francs damages against the English Commission, represented by Mr. Cole C.B., at the Paris Exhibition, and the Imperial Commission re- presented by Mr. Privy Councillor Le Play. M. Ber claimed to have the monopoly of placing advertise- ments on the walls of the great building on a space of about 7,000 metres at the least, and complained that the Imperial Commission has only granted him 5,000 metres of space instead of 7,000, while th-3 English Commission placed certain advertisements in the gal- lery where they exhibit their machinery. Mr. Cole, on behalf of the English Commission, repudiated having anything to do with M. Ber. The English and French Commissions were merely delegates from their respective Governments, their various acts were international, and their duty was to carry out the rules laid down by the Commission, so that they were beyond the jurisdiction of the tribunals of common law. M. Treitt appeared for the English Commission. Loss OF ANOTHER HULL SHIP.-Intelligence has been received at Hull of the lose of the bark Hercyna, Captain Thompson, belonging to Messrs. H. Briggs & Company, Hull. The Hcrcyna sailed from Grimsby on the 27th of March last, with a cargo of coal for Quebec. On her voyage across the Atlantic she met with very severe weather, and her passage was long and tedious. Notwithstanding this, she arrived in the St. Lawrence when the river was full of ice, and by the pressure of the floes she was driven on shore at Port Neuf, where she was abandoned by her crew, who took refuge on board a passing vessel, the schooner Matilda. Three of Messrs. Briggs & Co.'s ships eailvd from Grimsby on the same day, all bound for Quebec,—viz., the Hercyna, the Sea King (the report of the 108'1 of which with five of her crew ap- peared in the papers of the 31s c ult ), and the Ella, the hist named of which only has reached her destination. AN IRISH FURY.-At the Thames police-court in London, Ellen Hutchinson, an Irish woman, 40 years of age, has been charged with violently assault- ing Ann Brodiick. The t>*o women were living in Wapping, when one day the prisoner attacked the complainant, anct stid, "I have owed it to you a long time, and now I mean to pay you and have my re- venge." She struck Mrs. Brodrick several times, and then got the second finger of her right hand in her mouth, and nearly severed it with her teeth. One woman held the prisoner by the nose while another punched her on the back, and a third released the com- plainant's finger. It was chewed," to use the language of the witnesses, down to the bone, and one pait of it was only hanging to the other by a piece of skin. The prisoner also bit the thumb of Mrs. Brod- rick's left hand, and then threw her down and trampled on her body. The complainant's hands were disabled, and the left one was in surgical bandages. There had oeeii an old feud between the parties, and the complainant had circulated a statement among the neighbours that the prisoner had stolen one of her window curtains. The surgeon called in said the com- plainant had been under his care for the last nine days, and she was very seriously injured. '1 ho first joint of afinger was bitten down to the bone and all but severed. It had not yet united, and the paiient would either lose the joint or lose the use of it. The thumb was also severely bitten. The prisoner was sentenced to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for six calen- dar months and kept to hard labour. A Boy STRANGLED IN A COAL MINE.—A fatal accident occurred at Woodhouse Close Colliery, on Saturday, to John Berry, 16 years of age. De- ceased was employed as a putter at the colliery, and was putting with a pony, and left the bank foot with seven empty tubs in company with another driver. The roof of the mine when off the main waggon way varies in height in many places, being barely sufficient for the tubs to run clear, and the drivers whilst riding on the shafts have to take care to keep their heads as low as the top of the tubs to avoid contact with the roof of the mine. The pony deceased was driving having stopped, his companion called to him, but re- ceiving no answer, returned to where he was, and found him sitting on the shafts with his head between the roof and the top of the tub, strangled, the blood oozing out of his nose, ears, and mouth. Deceased, having lost his light, had raised his head too high, and was caught by the roof. THE RAGE FOR THE SENSATIONAL -Mr. Ruskin, lecturing the other night on Art, at the Royal Institution, said the rage for the sensational now thoroughly taints both literature and art, and, strange to say, it is always a fait that when a nation imbibes this love lor the fantastic and sensational, it always also imbibfes wild wolfish ideas of death. At one of the operatl in London lately he had seen a scene with ballet dancers capering in the foreground, and a row of corpses holding the candles behind them. A noble nation is not one which would be pleased by any but beautiful and holy representations of death, yet when an English high caste audience could sit and view a scene like that he had just mentioned, it was not wonderful that the British people should choose the man they have chosen to illustrate their Bible, The taste penetrates to the very roots of society. During a recent visit of charity children to Hampstead-heath, with its grand old trees, its wide stretch of scenery, its clouds and blue sky above, and its humble wild flowers below, what were these children found talking about ? About some dead bodies recently dragged out of the Paddington Canal, coupled with impure speculations as to what had been the previous lives of the victims. A -STORY OF MR. LINCOLN.—The New York Independent has the following At the time of the first raid of Lee's army into Maryland and Pennsylvania, much alarm was felt in Philadelphia lest that city might fall into their hands. A gentleman on his way to Washington, witnessing the excitement in Phila- delphia, expected to find Washington also in a ferment. On the contrary, the capital was as quiet as though raids" were unknown. Reporting the alarm felt in Philadelphia to Mr. Lincoln, the gentleman expressed his surprise at the absense of excitement in Washington. "When I was study- ing law," Mr. Lincoln replied, half abstractedly, I boarded with a Mr —. One night! went to bed as usual, and was awakened in the middle of the night by my landlord, who stood by the si'le of my bed, with nothing on but his shirt, trembling with frigtit. 4 Lincoln,' said he,'get up! the world is coming to an end I jumped out of bed, and ran to a window. And. sure enough, it seemed as though the man was right; all the srars .n heaven appeared to be falling. I looked on for some timp, expecting a crash; but none came. Finally, I thought I would look for my familiar coiistellations-t?i:e Hen and Chickens,' the 'Sow and Pigs,' and Ellen Carter.' They were in their old places, shining as serenely as though shooting sU; -l iiad never been heard of. I watched them awhile; and, seeing them firm and steady as ever, I made up my mind that it was not going to be much of a shower after all: so I went to bed again. And I think this raid will turn out much the same way." "WORK AND LEARN The Bath and West of England Society has been holding its annual agricul tural show this week at Salisbury. The Bishop was present at a luncheon on Monday, to which ladies as well as gentlemen were invited, and, in returning thanks for his health, his lordship reminded the company of the time when the people of Sarum used to be manufacturers of the very best red flannel, while now they are celebrated for cutlery. In theold coach- ing days every passenger upon arriving at the Ante- lop" "'1' the White Hart used to run to a shop for knives, and he advised every one who came to the society's present meeting not to leave Salisbury with- out specimens of her skill in cutlery. Wiltshire and Dorset, he said, are famed as agricultural counties, and from the summit of Old Sarum Hill can be viewed a district as well farmed as any part of England, for the agriculturists of this country acted up to the spirit of the society's motto, Work and Learn." LOVING NOT WisELYI-On Monday, at Hud- dersfield, a young man, named Messenger, of Leptoff, was charged with annoying Miss Laura Baylis, aged seventeen, daughter of Mr. Baylis, railway contractor, and she being afraid of her life, prayed that he might be ordered to find sureties. From what has transpired it appeared that Mes-enger had fallen in love with Miss Baylis, and had for some time past followed her about, or waylaid her and accosted her in the strette at Huddersfield or the outskirts of the town. Miss Baylis had tried to cause him to ceaae his annoyance by ihreatening to give him into custody, but this bad no effect upon him, and the matter having been men- tioned to her father, an arrangement was made whereby the coachman met Messenger unexpectedly, and ad- ministered a beating to him. Still he continued his conduct to Miss Baylis, and at last he was given into custody, and was on Monday bound over to keep the peace for three months, himself in 1001., and two sureties of 50Z. each. THE HOUSE OF LORDs.-The Saturday Review says that "some theorists are for recruiting the stag- nant energies of the House of Lords by the addition to its unwieldly ranks of a considerable number of Life Peers but the exceptional activity of the ephemeralg would only bring into stronger prominence the habitual sluggishness of the permanent grandees, and woul4 precipitate their fate as legislators. A more plausible innovation would be to form a legislative body out of the hereditary peerage. As a matter of fact, the work of the House of Lords is conducted by a delegation of these peers who think it worth while to attend and if these peers who think it worth while to attend and if the peers who never attend own, by their perpetual absence, that they feel no interest in or capacity for their constitutional work, they seem alreadv to- be asking the Constitution to relieve them from duties to which they confess themselves to be unequal." ROYAL WOOING !-The young King of Greece has made a good impression on his future wife. The Princess Olga of Russia, like many another young lady whose hand has been disposed of without her consent to a man whom she had never seen, expressed great repugnance to the marriage that had been arranged for her. Portraits were then exchanged, which somewhat mollified the reluctant damsel. K;ng George then went in person to see his bride, and did his wooing so well that all difficulties were removed, and the young people are now said to be the most devoted of lovers. The marriage is to take place early in August. VICTIMS OF STRIKES.—It is stated that about 800 men formerly in the employ of the North Eastern Railway Company are still out f employment in con- sequence of the late strike. The men have been re- ceiving a weeklv allowance from the Engine-drivers and Firemen's United Society, the money having been obtained by a weekly levy of 3s. on the drivers and 2s. on the firemen employed on the various lines through- out the kingdom. The sum has, however, now been lowered, a meeting of the United Society having re- cently determined "that, with the view of getting all members of the society to subscribe to the levy, it be reduced from 3s. to 2s. drivers, and from 2s. to Is. fire- men per week." At a subsequent meeting'just held, the subject of the men was again brought before the committee, and after a long discussion it was agreed that the men out of work should all be advised to seek employment. THE NKEDLE GUN PREDOMINANT!—The Military Jovrtml of Berlin has the following:— The needle gun has not to fear comparison either with the English Snider or French Chassepot. Here is the result of experiments made on -lie 19th March last, the temperature at 3 degrees of cold, the weather sombre and the soldiers inexperienced80 men, without knapsai-ks, hut with their accoutrements, lying down with their cartouche boxes close to them, fired during S2 seconds, at R disfance of 400 paces, 350 shots, and hit the target 75 times in the hundred. These men, who had not been at all prepared, and had been sim- ply told to hit the target as often as possible in the time given, tired consequently 4 1.6 per head, which makes about b rounds a minute. SHAKSPERIAN THOUGHT.—"When the brains are out the Woman will dye. "-Punck. HEALTH TO THE YOU-NIGEST S(i)N.-A few days previous to his departure for Englan i Mr. Peabody gave a dinner parby- at Boston, to some intimate genth men friends. After the cloth had been removed, Mr. Peabodv rose and proposed to drink the health of the youngest son of any gentleman present. One gentleman Raid he bad a little son three months old another said his son was only six week old while another's was but two weeks. Mr. Jenkins, of Boston, rose and said his son was but forty-eight hours old. Having filled their glasses, Mr. Peabody rose and said: We will drink to the health oi George Peabody Jenki s A TOUCHING TRILUTE.The New Yorlc Times gives the following Booth, the actor, seems to have developed a new method of testifying the depth and strength of human affectiort A Boston paper records that while riding in a car lately, he trod on the toes of a gouty and stout gentleman, who, naturally enough, broke out into very vehement expressions of wrathful discontent. Glancing at his tormentor, and re- cognising him to lie the great representative IIf Hamlet, he passed at once to a state of the most ecstatic delisht, and humbly requested him to stand on his toes all night, as he felt excessively proud of the honour he was thus conferring upon him. The annalist says that a more sincere token of affection has seldom been vouchsafed to any mortal. We should think not. It was trnly a touching tribute to t/anscendant genius. But we decline to imitate it. Great as is onr admiration for Mr. Booth's Hamlet, we prefer that he should stand on his own feet rather than ours. AMERICAN HAILSTONES.—A. terrific hailstorm has occurred near Dubuque, Iowa, which is reported to have seriously injured the crops. Hailstones of im- mense size are said to have fallen. One man picked up some as large as his fist," another found one an inch and a half in diameter, and plenty of them as large as hens' eggs were picked up. Poultry of all kinds were killed by and a pair of horses were knocked down in the road. The hail fell to an average depth of four inches-at least so says the Dubuque Times. GOOD SKNSE IN R\DENGISH.-The following has been addressed to The Times Avin arived from ahrod for Visitin your contry; but my first siyte was to se insoltin and robin in the midle of the day. Englich and forener in the best streets of London. Kan yu, Sir, by the dear Times paper, wich we. luk in the Continet as the Gospel, do sonitink to prevent socfi ocurence ygain, and not lie worst of the muntain of the Abruzi. With many apologies and ask your pardon for my bed Englich writing. —I remain, your obedient servant, L. P. U., Italien. the 5.Tune. I incluse my card and my adres for the syson of the Bath in Brighton. TIN TIN TIN !-For the honour of England, Gentlemen, for the honour of England The Bel- gians behaved Awfully well to our Volunteers. Shall we repay them with less worthy hospitality ? Echo answers that she'will see us Bluwed first, and then she won't. Come, send in your subscriptions to No. 8, St. Martins Place, Trafalgar Square, where "The Belgian Reception Committee sit in the chairs of the English Langue of the order of S. John of Jerusalem. S. Martin reminds us of the good things the Belgians made us Swallow, Trafalgar reminds us that Eng- land expects every man to do his duty," and Jerusa- lem remindt3 us that folks who can subscribe and don', may go to Jericlio,-Pu,"h. A DIAMOND BRACELET.—Several months ago a diamond bracelet, valued at over 1501., was. lost at Richmond by Lady Barker, and, although search was made and handsome rewards offered, no clue could be obtained, and her ladyship gave it up as lost to her for certain Last week her ladyship received an anonymous letter, stating that a parcel awaited her at a certain tradesman's, that it bore the direction given in the letter, and that she must apply in person for it. Lady Parker's curiosity was aroused, and she visited the tradesman's shop in questi n, where the parcel as described had been for several days. The parcel was claimed and conveyed home, and Lady Parker's astonishment may be imagined when on opening it she discovered her long-lost diamond brace- let intact. No elucidation can be given to the mystery. THE COURT AT BALMORAL.—On Sunday, the Queen attended Divine service in the church of Crathie. Her Majesty was accompanied by their Royal High- nesses Prince and Princess Christian and Princess Louise, and attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the court, including his Grace the Duke of Richmond, who has replaced the Hon. Spencer Walpole. The Rev. Malcolm (!. Taylor, who has been inducted as minister of the nari h of Crathie and Braemar by the Presbytery of Itincardine O'Niel, preached a very able discourse from Matt xiii., 31, 32— The kingdom of he-wen is like to a grain of mustard-seed which a wan took and sowed in his ficld; which, indeed, is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown it is the greatest among herbs, and beeometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. The church was well filled, a good many strangers being present. We understand that, according to pre- sent arrangements, the court will leave Balmoral on Tuesday, the 18th inst., a little after noon, reaching Ferry hill, Aberdeen, at 3.40 p.m. A GREAT CASE DECIDED.—The great "chair case of the Paris Exhibition has been decided against the Imperial Commission; the court, adopting the opinion of Imperial Advocate Chevrier, held that the plaintiff, M. Bernard, had a good contract for the monopoly of the right to supply the public with seats, and that this contract was infringed by the chairs set out as accessories to tables by the restaurants, beer shops, &c., in front of their establishments. The decree is that the Imperial Commission is to pay to M. Bernard damages (to be subsequently valued) for past injury, and must within three days cause all the chairs m Suestion to be taken away, or in default pay 500f. a day until redress is given. The tribunal dismissed the action as against the restaurateurs, &c., on the ground that they are not necessary parties to the cause. The result of this may be that they will all bring actions against the unlucky Imperial Commission, which has clearly made contracts incompatible with each other. CHANGES OF FASHION.—The costume of the fashionable Londoner just now is a marvel, and it is very difficult for those of us whom the conversion of the Tories to household suffrage has not prepared for any change, not to break forth into laughter when we see the ereatures who lately occupied the whole of the pavement when walking singly, now walking six abreast in garments suir^estive of Brighton bathing machines rather than the London streets. They have shrunk up j-Acoet to a line, which, as mathematicians tell us, has lessth but no breadth—always excepting their coinurw. It is quite possible now for a woman to be in 000 atareet and her chignon in the next. For once the eccentricities of female attire are being copied by the men. They, too, have adopted the swathing system, and one sees nether garments now that are not only inexpressible, but inexplicable. How their wearers get into them. how by any process except bandagiug these wonderful appendages are donned is a marvel. JV» hats, there is a race going on just now between our dandies and our fine I ndies to see which can wear the smallest head Iresa. Next year we shall be compelled to raise all our doorways in order to ad- mit the steeples that will then be in fashion, for 'tiq ever the custom of fools to rush into extremes. Two MEN SUFFOCATED.—A lamentable acci- dent occurred on Monday at the Montagu Hotel. brewery, Kingsdown, Bristol. Two men, named Spencer and Ambrose, were employed to clean out a large vat, and, to perform the work, it was necessary ti descend into the cask. Spencer was the first to enter, but he had not been in the vat many seconds before Ambrose heard sounds which convinced him that his companion had encountered the deadly effects of the gas evolved from a quantity of spent hops. He at once communicated his fears to AT, Sleigh, the j manager of the I.,reweri. and immediately afterwards entered the vat. to try rescue bis fellow-workman* Ambrose, however, perished in the attempt. Assist* ance was obtained, and a large hole was cut in the side of the vat, but both men were dead when taken out. The deceased have each left a widow and a young family SINGULAR FULFILMENT OF A VGW.—A lettat from Belgrade says A curious and somewhat ludicrous little incident occurred here the other day which has been -much talked ajout, and ,iot without a certain significance. A body of Serv'.ms, all memher rf the extreme patriotic party, marched throuah the streets with Ions beards down to their kllee. escorted hy a number of barber*, razors in hand, and, in this array, entered the fortress, where the barbers yW* ceeded at once to strip these bearded pur ls of their hirsute adornments and send them out clean shaved. The fact II, that at the bombardment of Belcrade in 18f>2. these Servian* had vowed never to let a razor touch their faces until they could do so in the fortress itself on the day in which tbe Turkish t-roons abandoned it. and they completed their vow in the manner I have desi-ribed. ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE A MAGIRTRATE.-Georgt Edward Gurney, the person charged with attempting to bribe Mr. Tubbs, chairman of the Kensington bench of magistrates, was brought up for trial at the Central Criminal Court in London, on Tuesday. The accused, a keeper of a beer-shop, was desirous of get- ting a spirit license, and thought that by sending priva'e note enc'osi,.g 407. to the chairman of the magistrates entrusted with the aranting of sucn licenses, he would accomplish his objret. The trate disclosed the matter to the proper authorities, and the charge of attempted bribery was the result- On the trial it was shown that the accused had sent the letter to the magistrate in ignorance of the law. lqo was ft.anc! guilty, hut was recommended-to mercy, and sentence was deferred to allow the settlement of a legal point that was raised. THE PRICE OF CONSOLS.—Consols Are now at the highest point they have readied since 1860. The Bank bullion at that date, however, was 5,000,00w» below its present amount, and the rate of discount was 3 per cent. The last occasion when the Bank bullion was at its present total was in December, 1852, and Consols were then at 100 ex dividend, while the rate of discount was two per cent. The highest price touched by consols during the present century was 101 on the 24th of that month. Eight years previously—namely, on the 20th of December 1844—transactions took place at 101$, but this included the aeciued dividend of 1A per cent. The lowest pric* of the century was 504, 111 July, 1803, on the re- commencement of hostilities between England and France. The highest point of the previous century was 113 in th", year 173G, and the lowest was 47J, 1798. During the past 20 years the average prioe Consols has been about 92. J