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lltisttlfsiieras Intelligence, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. THE COURT IN THE HIGHLANDS.—The Edin- burgh Courant says:- On Sunday the Queen attended divine service in the church of Crathie. Her Majesty was accompanied by their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Louisa, and Prince Leopold, and attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the court. The Rev. Malcolm C. Taylor preached from John ix., So- The man answered and said unto them: Why, herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes." The church was well filled. TRIAL TRIP OF A NEW LTFE-rAFT.-The life- raft Nonpareil sailed from New York on the 4th inst. for Havre, with a view to demonstrate the safety and security of a floating structure built on the principle of a life-saving apparatus. She is commanded by Captain John Mikes, who with two men compose the crew. The Nonpareil is schooner-rigged, and is com- posed of three parallel air cylinders, shaped like cigars, which form what in a vessel would be called the hull. These cylinders are 25 feet long, and 26 inches in diameter, being composed of gutta percha encased in Russia duck, the outer casing being less in circum- ference than the inside air chamber, and thus receiving ') the greatest strain. The crew have great faith in her buoyant power, having seen it tested on the coast in such a manner that they regard a trip across the ocean as a possibly agreeable incident, but entirely without danger. A large assembly was in attendance to see her start. The passage across was expected to be made in 14 or 15 days. ANTICIPATED VISIT OF THE POPE TO PARIS.— The Etendard, a Paris paper, says i, An item of news has come to hand which, if it be confirmed, Will produce the greatest and happiest of sensations. It is said that the Pope, in the midst of a conversation relative to the meeting of crowned heads in Paris, stated that he thought it would not be long before he made a similar visit, and that the voyage would be the realisation of one of his oldest and most cherished ideas. We are convinced that the Imperial 'Government will do all in its power to facilitate that desire, the fulfilment of which will fill all truly Catholic hearts with fv Joy. The French people, so accessible to noble emotions, so sympathetic with all that is great and generous, as the manifestations of the last few days have proved, will receive the venerable Pius IX. with even more respect and enthu- iSiasm than the France of 1804 welcomed the illustrious Pius VIII, on the morrow of the Concordat and the re-establish- ment of the altars. A TRIUMPH FOR THE LADIES I-The women have just carried a point in Holland. The Minister of the Interior has issued a decree admitting them to the examination for the position of assistant apothecaries -an occupation hitherto restricted exclusively to men. This measure will enable country doctors to have their prescriptions made up by their wives or daughters, and Will thus relieve them from the charges of a male assistant. The decree, a correspondent at the Hague says, han been received with a good deal of astonish- ment by the Dutchmen, who look upon this as the beginning of a systematic invasion of masculine privi- leges. THE CZAR AND THE PREFECT OF POLICE.— The Paris correspondent of The Times says:- The days spent in Paris by the Emperor of Russia were far from being days of delight to the Prefect of Police. This Unhappy functionary must hare had a sad time of it. What was a pleasure and a pride to others must have been a tor- ture to him. He was to be seen during the entertainments graced by the presence of the Czar with sad and anxious -couutenance,-trying to appear calm and unconcerned, but Betraying by his nervousness, by his inability to remain long in the same spot, by the rapid changes of his countenance and the abrupt movements of his hands, the Intensity of his A passing rush among a group of spectators either Inside or out of doors, any unusual noise, the slamming of a door, the slightest obstacle in the progress of a cortege were sufficient to flush his countenance, and to quicken or arrest ois movements. The emoluments, the station, and the pri- vileges of a Prefect of Police are considerable, but were they ten times more they could hardly repay him for all he must have suffered during the stay of the Czar on French eoil, and particularly since the affair of the Bois de Boulogne. THE REVIEW IN HYDE PARK.—The military review in Hyde Park, to be held by Her Majesty on an early day in July, is likely to be the grandest af- fair of the kind witnessed in London for many years. All the troops that can be conveniently massed toge- ther will be assembled, and besides a large force of Artillery from Woolwich the following corps will probably be on the ground :—Seven regiments of cavalry—namely, the 1st Life Guards (Blues), 1st and 4th Dragoon Guards, 3rd and 15th Hussars, and 17th Lancers; fourteen battalions of infantry- namely, 2nd and 3rd battalions Grenadier Guards, 1st battalion Coldstream Guards, and 2nd battalion Scots Fusilier < 'Guards, 1st battalion 18th Royal Irish, 43rd Light In- fantry, 44th, 54th, 56th, 65th, and 68th Light In- fantry, 70th and 72nd Highlanders, and 80th Regi- luents.-A Royal pavilion on a large scale will be erected, and it is expected that the review will be the event of the season. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO PARIS.—The Moniteur du Soir makes the following enumeration:— There have already come to pay a visit to the Emperor of the French, on the occasion of the Exhibition, one Emperor (Russia) three Kings (Prussia, Belgium, and Greece), two Queens (Belgium and Portugal), and six Princes heirs to crowns, (the Prince of Wales, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Russia, the Prince Royal of Prussia, Prince Humbert of r Savoy, the Prince of Orange, and Prince Oscar of Sweden). I Other august visitors are expected to arrive shortly. j THE LEGION OF HONOUR.—Last week was a most eventful one for M. Nelaton, and must cer- tainly be reckoned among the most fortunate in the whole career of this celebrated surgeon. On the Mon- day he was named a member of the Institute, and on the day following he received from the hands of the Prince Imperial the insignia of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour. On this occasion he merely called upon the Prince at St. Cloud to pay him his usual J visit, when his young patient said to him, Wait a little, doctor; I have something to give you." He | then presented the cross and riband to the surgeon, saying, It is not quite new, as my father has worn it for some time." M. Nelaton immediately drove to the Tuileries to thank the Emperor. His Majesty confirmed the welcome fact, and added, I shall never forget, doctor, the care which my son has received from you." It would seem impossible to confer a signal favour with greater delicacy and grace. M. Rayer, formerly Dean of the Faculty, is the only other member of the medical community in France who has been invested with this high honour. It was conferred upon him on his retiring from office. MORMONS AT PARIS.—Under the heading The Mormons and the Universal Exhibition," the Liberte has a long account of two Mormon representatives who have just arrived at Paris, and with whom the writer has visited the building. One of the envoys is the second son of Brigham Young; the other is a man named Richards, who, before leaving for Europe, was President of the Emigration Committee. Brigham Young, junior, though not yet thirty, has two wives and a large family, while his companion has four wives and twenty-two children. Neither of the represen- tatives can speak a word of French, but our Paris con- temporary appears, nevertheless, to have extracted from them a good deal of information. AN AMERICAN PLEASURE TRIP.-All American steamer, the Quaker. City, with between 200 and 300 Passengers on board, is expected shortly in the Medi- terranean on a trip of pleasure to the different ports of interest in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Holy Land. Among those who have taken this Ineans of visiting the ports of the Mediterranean and the East is General W. P. Sherman, t of the United States' Army, whose important services during the late civil war are so appreciated by the Government that a circular has been sent to the Ministers and Consuls abroad to inform them of General Sherman's movements, and adding that any attentions shown to him by foreign Powers will be gratefully acknow- ledged. Major-General Banks, who represents Massa- chusetts in Congress, is also among the passengers. f THE EMPRESS CHARLOTTE.—The Memorial diplomatique, upon the authority of a letter from Trieste, dated the 11th inst., states that the condition of the Empress Charlotte is somewhat improved. Considering the decisive issue of the struggle so long maintained by the Emperor Maximilian, the medical adviser of the Empress, Dr. Illek, thought it most Prudent not to conceal from her the fact of her hus- band's captivity, and even allowed her to know that his life was threatened. The latter suggestion was toade for the express purpose of exciting a reaction sufficiently powerful to revive the illustrious patient from the state of prostration in which she had sunk for some time on account of the absence of intelligence from Mexico. The effect was that the Empress ap- peared suddenly to recover all her clearness of intellect; she declared that the Mexican nation could not be capable of so odious an act as to raise a murderous 1 hand against a prince who had devoted himself with so much self-denial to the regeneration of the country, and that in any case the Emperor had maintained his honour unsullied. Since then the Empress Charlotte manifests equal calmness and resignation. THE RACE OF THE TEA SHIPS FROM CHINA. —The Greenock Advertiser says It is thought that this race, which is this year exciting much attention, started from Foo-choo-foo about the 1st inst., and that it includes the following vessels:—Ariel, Taeping, Serica (built by Messrs. Steele), Fiery Cross, Taitsing, Black Prince, Flying Spur, and Maitland, all splendid, ships, and the struggle between craft built in Glasgow, Greenock, Liverpool, Aberdeen, and Sunderland, and reckoned the chefs dceurre of the shipbuilding art pro- duced at these ports, will no doubt be looked upon with much interest by those engaged in maritime affairs. It is matter of regret that the Greenock-built clippers, Sir Launcelot and Titania, both of which were delayed greatly on their outward passages by loss of spars, are not likely, except circumstances prove very favourable, to join in the contest, and this is to be the more regretted as they are the latest efforts of Messrs. Steele in the construction of vessels built specially for this trade. We understand that of the vessels which report states as having started, the Ariel and Taitsing are the favourites here. RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.—Thirteen railway acci- dents occurred in Great Britain during the months of February, March, and April in the current year, the history of which may be thus epitomised:—One was caused by a broken rail, two by a broken spring, one by a broken wheel-tire, one by the excessive loading of a goods' engine, one by the presence of luggage on the carriage roofs, three from a deficiency of signal or station arrangements, and three from neglect on the part of the companies' servants. In the 13th case the cause of ac- cident could not be ascertained, but presumptive evi- dence was adduced which led to the supposition that the train was wilfully upset. FATAL Accii)BNT.-About eight o'clock on Saturday evening a shocking accident occurred at the Ludgate-hill Railway Station, in London. The stoker of a Great Northern train that was coming up the incline from Farringdon-street noticed that the metals were slippery, and he stepped off the engine for the purpose of throwing sand upon them. He was knocked down by the engine, and fell underneath the wheels, which passed over him. He was not missed by the engine-driver until after the train had entered the Ludgate-hill station. His body was then discovered by some of the railway men lying dead across the metals, frightfully mutilated, and a plank having been procured, it was placed upon it and carried to St. Bride's dead-house. The unfortunate man was about twenty-four years of age. At the inquest a verdict of Accidental Death was returned. NOT A GOOD JUDGE OF FIREARMS !-The armourer at whose shop the Pole Beregowski bought the pistol which he used against the Emperor of Rus- sia has addressed the following letter to the papers :— While expressing my regret that it should have been at my establishment that Beregowski bought the pistol, I yet appeal to your sense of justice to correct the statement in your journal relative to the quality of the arm. It bears the mark of St. Etienne. It was new, was in good condition, but of very inferior quality. It was sold for 8f., and, moreover, Beregowski bought a box of percussion caps for 50c., and of bullets for 25c. He also asked for powder, which we de- clined to give him. If the arm burst, it was because it was too much or badly loaded, this sort of common pistol not being intended for bullets forced into it. It is usually used in rural fetes on the occasion of marriages or baptisms. It seems very probable that Beregowski's assertion that he had no accomplices, and that he told his pro- ject to no one, is true, for otherwise he would have been provided with a better weapon than one that could be had for eight francs. DISEASE AMONG SILKWORMS.—The silkworm disease has shown itself this spring under a new aspe t, principally in the arrondissement of Grenoble, In France, where it has been disastrous for the breeder. The worm does not present, as in former years, any traces of the malady, such as blackish spots, &< but where it has arrived at the third change it cannot go any further, and dies of exhaustion. This is attributed to the yellowish leaves of the mulberry, which do not furnish sufficient nourishment. The evil has not been so great in fact in the Ardeche or the Gard, where the weather has been less rainy. Too much rain, it is known, proves injurious to the nutritive qualities of the mulberry leaf. BISHOP HEBER'S GRAVE.—The Rev. T. Foulkes, chaplain of Vepery, Madras, when chaplain of Trichino- poly, found that the grave of Bishop Heber was marked only by four trowel lines in the chunam of the chancel floor, without an inscription, and without even a slab to cover it. A statue was erected to the bishop's memory in the cathedral of Calcutta, and a similar one in 'Madras Cathedral; and a plain marble slab was placed on the wall of the chancel of the Trichinopoly Church, stating that he died at that station, but not where he was buried. Mr. Folkes wished to raise 68J. for a memorial brass to be placed over the grave, and he has received half the sum. It is a sadly interesting circumstance that Bishop Cotton sent a donation towards it from the yacht in which he was sailing a few days before he met with his own melancholy end- one similar to that of Bishop Heber. A SERIOUS DIFFICULTY OBVIATED.—The Con- corde of Constantinople says The Sheik-ul-Islam has just issued a fit fa (religious decree), which declares that the Sultan may go to Paris but to reconcile that declaration with the letter of the Koran, which assigns to the ruler of the faithful whatever country he sets his foot on, recourse will be had to a certain legal fiction, in virtue of which the soil of France will be con- sidered as Ottoman territory during the whole time that the Sultan shall abide there, but with the reservation of subse- quently making a retrocession of the country to the Emperor of the French, ROSSINI'S HYMN.—The veteran Rossini at the Palace of the Tuileries, has just presented to the Emperor Napoleon the score of his un- published hymn, which is to be executtd at the moment that the Sovereigns enter the great nave of the Palace of Industry on the 1st of July next, the day fixed for the distribution of the prizes of the Universal Exhibition. The execution of this piece is confided to M. Georges Hainl and his orchestra, M. Jules Cohen and his choruses, and M. Paulus and his military band. The accompaniment, moreover, requires the aid of some enormous bells and of cannon shot fired at intervals. The Sovereigns who are to make their entry to the sound of this formidable music are the Emperor and Empress of the French, the Emperor and Empress of Austria, the Sultan, the King and Queen of Portugal, the Viceroy of Egypt, and the King of Sweden. DREADFUL OCCURRENCE.—During the past week a very melancholy occurrence took place a short distance from Limerick. A Mr. Cunneen, who had advertised his farm for sale at Gamheen, died after a few days' illness, and his wife was affected as to eventually become insane, and she was heard to say that if the youngest child, aged four months, were placed on the fire, her husband's soul would go to heaven. A few days ago, while the servant was out on business, Mrs. Cunneen, labouring under insanity, took the child from the cradle, placed it on the fire, and heaped burning coals on it, and was caught in that act by the servant. The child was afterwards brought into Limerick, and though it was promptly attended by a medical man, it died. An inquest was held sub- sequently, and the jury, returning a verdict in accord- ance with the facts, pronounced the woman insane. RUSSIAN AND PRUSSIAN EXPENDITURE IN PARIS.—According to the Europe, the 5,000,000fr. which the Czar brought with him to Paris for the ex- penses of his visit were all spent, and he had to nego- tiate a small loan with a Greek banker before he went away. The Czarewitch alone got through 900,000fr. -just the sum which the ball at the Hotel de Ville is said to have cost.-The King of Prussia was far more economical. He only gave the Prince Royal, the con- queror of Sadowa, 30,000fr. pocket money for the whole period of his sojourn in Paris, and as to himself, he spent" nothing." But then the Prussian budget is in a healthy state. t> AQUATIC ENTERPRISE.—A crew of five men, under the direction of Mr. Harding, from New Bruns- wick, and bringing with them two handsome four- oared rowing galleys, arrived at Southampton on Thursday m lat week, in the steamer Atlantic, from New York, with the intention of contesting in the forthcoming international regatta at Paris. The boats are named respectively New Brunswick No. 1 and No. 2, the latter being new and, as yet, untried, 34ft. long, with a flat bottom; the former, which is a nar- rower boat, 36ft. long, and has scarcely any keel, has raced on several occasions, and in most cases come off the winner. This enterprising party travelled by steamship from New Brunswick to Portland, and thence to New York, a distance of between 600 and 700 miles, before they commenced the Atlantic voyage. They are all in good spirits, and say that if they do not succeed in winning anything they will have plenty I of fun to compensate them for their long journey. The two boats were inspected by hundreds of visitors in the baggage warehouse in the docks, and it is the intention of the party to remain about a fortnight at Southampton, during which time they will exercise themselves occasionally in the waters of the estuary, before going over to Paris. A LEGAL POINT.-The Melbourne Argus says:— At the last Ballarat Circuit Court, Dennis Murphy was tried for the murder of his mate, Patrick Mara, at Bullarook, and was convicted upon evidence which was wholly circum- stantial. The point was reserved, whether the prisoner could be convicted when there was no identification of the remains, no direct evidence to show that they were those of the deceased, no confession of the deed, and no direct evi- dence of the murder. The case was argued with great ability before the Supreme Court, and the judges were unani- mous in deciding against the prisoner. The sentence was carried into execution, at Ballarat, on the 16t inst. Murphy made no public confession.