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HtkeHiraeras fittdlipte, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. THE VICEROY AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. —On Sunday last London society gave the Viceroy of Egypt a bitter taste of its quality (remarks the Pall Mali Gazette.) Everybody knows that, although it is very wrong for the lower classes of London to go any- where but to church on Sundays, or to wish to drink anything but water, the upper classes of the metropolis may with perfect propriety amuse and refresh them- selves innocently at Richmond, Greenwich, Maiden- head, or in the Regent's Park as much as they please. Consequently the approaches to the Zoological Gardens are crowded on Sunday afternoons with hundreds of private carriages, conveying to the gardens the wealth, beauty, and fashion of London, fearfully and wonder- fully attired In a rash moment the Viceroy of Egypt was tempted by Ms cicerone to repair thither too; and as soon as his Highness was known to be in the gardens a commotion ensued much such as might have been expected had the lions escaped from their cages, or the cobra capellas got loose. The unhappy Egyptian was mobbed, nustled, and hunted up one walk and down another, until with difficulty he extricated himself by a somewhat undignified flight, and regained his car- riage scared and breathless. ENGLISH HOSPITALITY AT FAULT.We (PaU Mall Gazette) cannot help thinking that the re- peated appeals which are now being made by advertise- ment to the public to contribute to the fund for the re- ception of the Belgian Volunteers are somewhat damaging to our national character for hospitality. The Queen has responded by offering 2,200 a breakfast at Windsor. Miss Burdett Coutts has responded by offering them a breakfast at Holly Lodge the public have responded by contributing 5,000i.; and neverthe- less, we learn from a letter which appeared in. Tuesday's Times from the Duke of Manchester and Colonel Loyd- Lindsay, that as much more is still required. Surely, there must be amongst the many wealthy noblemen and gentlemen connected with the volunteer movement some few who will do as much as the Queen and Miss Burdett Coutts have done, and spare England the humiliation of these public appeals. DESTRUCTION OF A VILLAGE BY FIRE.—The village of Chatelard, Savoie, consisting of about 100 houses, has just been almost entirely destroyed by fire, The buildings all being roofed with thatch the flames spread with remarkable rapidity. The only construc- tions spared were the church and cure's residence, the police-station, and the mairie, all of which happened to be isolated from the rest. More than 800 persons are rendered homeless; the greater part of the families are completely ruined, the companies having refused to effect insurances in consequence of the great risk. A horse and a cow were burnt to death, and a fendarme, in saving a young girl, fell with her from a eight, breaking his leg. The prefect immediately proceeded to the spot, taking with him for distribution several waggons laden with provisions, blankets, and other articles of necessity. A detachment of troops of the line had also been sent from Chambery to assist in clearing the ruins and erecting temporary shelter for the inhabitants. THE ROMANCE: OF WAR.—Isabella Aider, aged 64, who has been for five years an unsuccessful candi- date for admission to the Cambridge Asylum for Soldiers' Widows at Kingston-on-Thames, tells the following story, which is not only sad, but true:— Her father served in the 9th Foot during the Peninsular war, and she was sent home from the seat of war in 1814, to be educated at the Duke of York's School. Two of her brothers were killed at Waterloo. She married a sergeant of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment, and all four of her sons have fallen in the service of their country, two in the 51st Foot, one in the 7th Foot, and one in the 66th Foot. One was killed at Rangoon, one sabred in the Crimea, and two died in India, leaving her in the deepest poverty. ANXIOUS TO CONCEAL HIS BIRTH I-One of the most extraordinary points set forth in the extraor- dinary bill filed in the Court of Chancery by the claimant to the Tichbome succession, is the statement connected with his marriage. The claimant says that he, a Roman Catholic, being at Wagga Wagga., in Austra- lia, and being desirous of marrying a Roman Catholic girl, elected to have the marriage ceremony performed in a Wesleyan Chapel in order that he might the better conceal hia birth. Roman Catholics, it is well known, consider a marriage celebrated by a Wesleyan minister as no marriage at all: and at a time when nobody suspected that Roger Tichborne had survived the wreck of the Bella, and when no inquiries had been made or search instituted after him, the fact of a man calling himself Castro being married in a Roman Catholic or in a Wesleyan chapel could in no way assist in maintaining or in endangering the incognito which the claimant avers he was anxious to preserve. A CONTRADICTION.—A Paris letter, in the IndqJendanCt, says The absurd invention that General Pallavicino had mur- dered his wUe is denied, and cannot be too strongly contradicted. The young marquise, born at Catanzaro, was educated at Naples; she Is adored by her husband, and shares that affection to such a degree that she made a vow to retire from the world for two years if her husband escaped the perils which he incurred in his expedition against the brigands of the Southern provinces. It is perhaps the too faithful execution of that vow which has permitted this ridiculous and calumnious rumour to be aocredited. THE INTELLIGENT JuitymAw.-We often hear of the humours of the bench and the bar, but the jests of the jury box, if only collated, would be quite as amusing (remarks the New York Times.) The other day, in the Supreme Court here, a civil case was on triaL The suit was important, the lawyers laboured, and a full day was occupied. The jury were faithful and attentive, and one Prussian juryman, of Bis- marckian face, was observed to be specially sagacious and interested. At length, the case being argued, the jury retired, but soon sent back the message that one of their number could not speak a word of English, much less understand one. It was the intelligent juryman, who had sat with the rapt expression of fidelity and interest all through the day, who had been the special object to which trie counsel on both sides addressed their pleas, and who only revealed his mis- fortune when, being asked for his opinion in the jury room, he confessed he didn't understand a word of what had been said! LATEST PApis FASHIONS IN HAIR.—A Paris correspondent of the Pall HaS Gaatte says :— Gold hair powder appears to be as much in favour with blonde beauties as ever, and no doubt will continue so until they have converted themselves into brunettes in accordance with the prevailing fashion. Chignons which have slightly decreased in aiM. or at any rate project less than before, are almost invariably arranged in plaits, and have ordinarily two long-plaited ends, or a couple of long curls of the form vul- garly styled "corkscrew" hanging from them and falling down the back or over one or both shoulders. I noticed one chignon with amass of frizzly curls at the top and the ortho- dox pair of long curls hanging from them down to the waist, with some half-dozen shore ringlety curls in between. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.—The Blatk Country will soon lose its unenviable title if a plan now earned out at Lord Granville's works near Hanley is generally adopted. The mouths of the short chimneys or cupolas of the blast furnaces are closed, and the smoke and gas are carried down and brought round by means of iron pipes to the fireplace of the engine which keeps up the blast. These pipes discharge just in front of a small bright coke fire in passing over whieh their contents get kindled, and so feed tne engine. Thus the saving in fuel is immense, the fire in the smelting furnace being made to do almost double duty, and the consumption of smoke is a gain to all concerned. Probably the plan admits of ex- tension, so that by-and-by Acts for forcing manufac- turers to consume their own smoke may not be quite such a dead letter as they have hitherto been. COURT MOURNING.—A Supplement to the London Gazette, published on Saturday, contains the following Lord ChamberlainVcfflce, July a. Orders for the Court's going into mourning to-morrow, the 7th inst., for His late Majesty the Emperor of Mexico-vim, the ladies to wear black silk, fringed or plain linen, white gloves, necklaces, and earrings, block or white shoes, fans, and tippets. The gentlemen to wear black, full trimmed, fringed or plain linen, black swords, and buckles. The Court to change the mourning on Sunday, the 21st inst-viz., the ladies to wear black silk or velvet, coloured ribands, fans, and tippets, or pltfin white or white and gold, or white and silverstuft's with black ribands. The gentlemen to wear black coats, and black or plaifl white, or white and gold, or white and silver stuff waistcoats full trimmed, oolourwd swords and buckles. And on Sunday, the 28th inet., the Court to go out of mourning. A WOMAN INTERRED ALIVE.—The Journal de Pontarlier relates » case of premature interment. Dur- ing the funeral, a few days back. of a young woman at Mountfloriiif who had apparently died in an epileptic fit, the gravediggw, after having thrown a spadeful of earth on the thought he heard a caoauiug from the tomb. The body was consequently exhumed, and I a vein having been opened, yielded blood almost warm and liquid. Hopes were for a moment entertained that the young woman would recover from her lethargy, but she never did so entirely, and the next day life was found to be extinct. DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA.—On Saturday an inquest was held at Liverpool upon the body of Thomas Barton, aged 16 years. About two years and a half ago the deceased was bitten by a dog upon one of his wrists. As the animal was not mad, and the wound speedily healed, no serious results were appre- hended, and the matter was almost forgotten. On Thursday week, whilst at his work, the same wrist was injured by a plank falling upon it. A few days pre- viously the hand was hurt by a ball, whilst he was playing at cricket. On Sunday he was taken ill, and the terrible symptoms of hydrophobia were manifested soon afterwards. On Thursday morning the poor lad died in fearful agony in the Southern Hospital. The verdict was—Died from hydrophobia. FOR THE USE OF THE BELGIANS.—The Camp at Wimbledon will this year offer a fresh attraction in the shape of a Journal, to be called The DaMy ButtetAn, and to be filled with the latest reports from every quarter of the Common.—Punch. THE TYRANNY OF FASHION.—The following is part of the contents of a letter received from Paris from a young lady, one of twelve, who are about to officiate as bridesmaids The French modistes here are very arbitrary. I suggested that a skirt with olait or gather," might look poor in a white striped grenadine. The modiste laughed the idea to scorn, and thought fashion imperative. So I and my com- panion bridesmaids have dresses only as wide as a Turkish lady's drawers, and each a train as long as a respectable peacock's tail DESERVES HANGING !—A letter has been re- ceived by Mr. Blackmore, the superintendent of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, inti- mating that unless the return fares on the Preston and Wye line are dropped the directors will find some of their trains dropping off the embankments in a short time. The writer states that unions have been formed in the Garstang district and Leyland for the purpose of paying people to commit the outrages, and hints that it is much cheaper to reduce the fares than to pay a few thousand pounds damages to people who are injured. He asks a series of questions on the subject, and supplies the answers, and concludes by emphati- cally affirming, that whilst working men are willing to pay a reasonable fare, they will not be trampled under foot in the manner they have been. THE SULTAN AND HIS Diw.-Amongst the numerous questions which have been discussed in con- nection with the Sultan's visit to this country is how his Majesty will manage with regard to his meat, and what the Right Hon. tne Lord Mayor of London will provide for his Mahometan guest at the civic banquet. By the Mahometan law a true believer" must not eat meat which has been slaughtered by Christians, since they do not invoke the Deity while slaying cattle for food; and even if they did, the Mahometan require- ment is "to invoke the triune God." A true believer can only eat meat killed either by Moslems or Jews, who, while slaying any beast for consump- tion, never fail to offer up a prayer to God. It is certain that the Sultan will not par bake of any meat unless killed under the above conditions; but it is possible that his Majesty may have brought amongst his retinue a slayer of his own, or will abstain from meat during his visit to the land of the giaours. POISON IN THE BOWL.—Hot vice by our own Cockney. Don't put Ice in your Champagne. It's Pison. How do I know this ? Be. cause it comes from Venom Lake.-Punck. SUICIDE OF A RUSSIAN PRINCE.—The Gaezetta del Popolo of Turin gives some details respecting a ,I'm refugee who was found dead a few days back in that city; his name was Nicholas Taboysky, a Russian' frince, and 35 years of age. In a letter written in 'rench, whioh was found on the body, he declared that ten years ago he intended to oommit suicide on that same spot, but his courage failed him at the last mo- ment. Far from his native country, his life had be- come a burthen to him. He nominated as his heir the first person that should discover his corpse. The re- volver he had used had been purchased the day before at the shop of a gunsmith named Lupotti. On the body was found a gold watch with a valuable chain and a well filled purse, and on the handa a pair of new yellow kid gloves. THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON.—A special corres- pondent in Paris thus writes to the British Medical Jourruil ¡- During the last week there has been a good deal of uneasi- ness at Court concerning the relapse of the Emperor into the painful symptoms with which he was last year affected. The attack of renal colic, which the Moniteur officially described as lumbago with headache, has left behind further symptoms, which have induced the Emperor's physicians to counsel as early a close as state reasons will allow of the Court festivities, in order that he may have the benefit of treatment by mineral waters. Meantime, he is forbidden horse exercise and the pleasures of the table. The little Prince Imperial has recovered his strength wonderfully, and seems to be very well, to the great delight of all here. CRUSTS BY OLD CRUSTY.—Why do men drink and smoke, Ma'am ? To render their company and conversation endurable to each other. How it is that women ever manage to stand each other's society, I cannot imagine.—Punch. A MYSTERY.—The dead body of a sunburnt man, with letters indicating that he had not long re- turned from India, was found in the Thames, at Lon- don, on Saturday. His legs were tied together, as if he had committed suicide but the surgeon who examined him came to the conclusion that he had been murdered first, and thrown into the water afterwards. In the first place, there was the mark of a heavy blow, struck upon his face with some blunt instrument; secondly, his cheat when tapped sounded hollow, which a man's who has been drowned does not; and, thirdly, the cords with which his legs were bound had left no indentation, as they would have done (and as, indeed, his garters had done) had they been used before death. Finally, one of his pockets had been cut out, and he had not a farthing of money about him. THE EX-EMPRESS CHARLOTTE.—A Vienna let- ter says that the accounts received from Miramar re- specting the Empress Charlotte are most melancholy all hope of recovery seems to have vanished. The Morgenpoet has a communication whichvsays The mental alienation has now attained to such a pitch that the unhappy Princess cannot be left alone for an instant, and has several times attempted her life. Two recent attempts of this kind were fortunately prevented by the watchfulness of Dr. Slek, who has the august patient under his care. Nevertheless, the Empress is occasionally, for a few moments at a time, in full possession of her facul- ties. In one of these lucid intervals lately she said "I do not desire to live any longer; death is preferable to such an existence then after a short pause she asked: "Where is my husband? Shall I never see him more? No, no; he is dead, and I am st-H left in the world." Scarcely a quarter of an hour passes that the Empress does not ask for news of the Emperor Maximilian The physical condition of her Majesty also inspires very serious alarm.