A DEROUS ILIiHSTRATIOIff. A man igmal Lemarchanc. omndemned to ddath three yeara- ago-by the Court Assizes of the Owe, for the of a horse deah:t"f named Thomas-had escaped fnm. thø prison a few jfouss before the time appointed f-rl his execution anti arrived safe ty in Jersey. His aasaduct, howeve^iwas so bad that, after several tirnsa; being convicted of stealing, the Ideal authorities* determined on his e^uMon, and hacllhim landed at gfe Malo. The FreneSfcgeKce having lervaned that he wasjiks-ly to be at a ceTChm spot on the 3ight of the 4th ef, <ritly, were on ths-imtch, and about half- past ten of the gendarmes saw a man walking barefoot axels apparently trying --x>> avoid observation drawing he recognised tisst-person as the escaped criminal, snd presenting a pist-c h- threatened te Ssre if the othsr -nsoved. He made-no-resistance and was.- removed of Argexteaa. An incitleat which might havahad fatal conseqùsooes followed this. arrest. The gendarme who made the capture was explaining to M. Procri:e;ir- Imperial, how he had kept th»-prisoner in awe, Mild, pointing his. pistol towards the- magistrate, whe&. the arm suddenly went off. Hajjpily M. Darralde "1\('8, not wousced, but the bullet carried off a piece dftha, cloth from. -the sleeve of his eaais.
THE CUP WHJiæH CHEERS. The Zla-,cet has raised its -wace, certainly noxe- tsocu soon, against the increasing indulgence among; the educated and gentle of whattit justly characterises- as. the pernicious habit of tiwpling. There can be no- doubiiin the mind of any v*ho observe the charges- of macjaers in good society that this very serious charge- is well founded, nor niftst the ladies, though: the LatncH delicately abstains .^rom direct allusion te>theBa, be allowed to consider themselves exempted fBamj its strictures or unconcerned in its warnings (remarks- the Pail Mall Gazette). Everything in modern customs, tends that way—the large wine-glasses in use- at all dSnner-tables the in traduction of amiable alcoholic drinks the fashion of giving claret or mosell c-up as an adjunct to the five o'clock tea-table, msdi at the auffets of evening parties, where girls, heated with dancing or fevered with their constant round of excite- ment, may be seen sWtllowing glass after glass of these tempting and fallaciously cool beverages in place of the lemonade and syrups which formerly sufficed for their refreshment. But has the faculty, &s it is called, nothing to answer for in promoting the- present state of things ? Children are now given, by the doctor's orders," an amount of alcohol which, would have horrified their grandmothers. The beer and port wine administered two or three times a day at first disgusts but soon becomes grateful to them. Almost every one of us may plead medical advice as the beginning of the habit. They say the modern type of disease is low that stimulants are requisite and that whether they prescribe chloric ether or champagne does not much signify. Perhaps not in the physical point of view, but in the moral one? Surely, the temptation to the abuse of such stimulants as lavender, ether, &c., is not so great or so constantly recurring as that of wine and liqueurs, which are offered and pressed upon us wherever we go ? Brandy now takes the place of sal volatile in the lady's dressing case and the pro- perties of gin as a cleansing agent applicable to every- thing .from the gilt stopper of a scent bottle to a lace flounce are firmly impressed on the mind of the wait. ing maid. We would never speak but with respect of the noble profession of healing, but it cannot be denied that the peculiar temptation assailing some of its more "fashionable" members is that of following rather than leading the inclinations of their patients.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords, on July 12, the Christ Church Oxford) Bill, the Trusts /Scotland) Bill, and the Court of Chancery (Dispatch of Business} Bill, were severally read a second time. iTie other business done was of little puMie interest, and their Lordships adjourned. In the House of Commons, at the morning sitting, Mr. 8andford asked a question relative to the Portuguese Govern- ment offering for sale by public auction, and preparing to confiscate, the South-Jastern of Portugal Bailway, in tbe construction of winch British capitalists had invested upwards of l,200,000i. • to which Lord Stanley replied that representations had been made on the subject by t--b-- Eng- lish to the Portuguese Government, and communications were still passing between them. On the order for considering the Preform Bill as ameedsd, Mr. H. Berkeley moved a clause providing that vnjiatr should be by printed papers, deposited in a glass urn or lex by the elector secretly. The clause was supported by Mr. Osborne, and opposed 1)7 Mr. Marsh, and upon a division rejected by 161 to 112. yay proposed a clause defining expenses of registrar tion to mean all proper and reasonable fees and chanres o-.f any CierK 01 the peace in a county, or town clerk in a city borough, for his trouble, care, and attention in the perform- ance^! the services and duties imposed upon liim, in addi- tion to money actna 'ly paid or disbursed by him for or in respectof such duties. The Chancellor of the Exchequer intimating that he had no objection, the clause was added to the bill. Lord E. Cecil's clause, to disqualify from voting all persons .convicted of any offence punishable with penal servitude, anil WllO had not received a full pardon, was opposed by Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Newdegate, Sir. Serjeant Gaselee, Mr. Secre- tary Hardy (on behalf of the Government), and Sir G. Grey. It was supported by Lord Cranbome and Mr. Osborne and eventually negatived without a division. Mr. Jasper Moore proposed to add a clause-enacting that no sheriff or under-sheriff should be permitted to act as agent in the election of any member for a city or borough. It was opposed by the Chancellor or the Exchequer, and upon a division rejected by ICS to 127. On the motion of Mr. Treeby, a clause was agreed to pro- viding that overseers should make out and keep for perusal by any person, without payment of a fee, a list ot persons in -■- arrear of rates. On Clause 29, which provides that the payment of expenses of conveying voters to the poll should be illegal, except in '• the boroughs of East Retford, Shoreham Cricklmie, and Aylesbury, Colonel Herbert moved to insert 11ueh Weiilock. Assented to by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the • motion was opposed by Mr. Bouverie. On a division it was carried by 143 to 103. The sitting was then suspended.. On the re-assembling of the House at nine o clock the orders standing first on the paper were postponed, and the consideration of the Reform Bill was continued. After the several further amendments had been disposed of the report was adopted, and the bill has now onlv to go through the ordeal of the third reading, which is fixed for Monday (July 15). In Committee of Supply, some progress was made with the Civil Service Estimates. The bill for extending the Powers of the Trades' Union Commission was read a third time and passed. The Master and Servant Bill went through Committee. Some other orders were disposed of, and the House adjourned. In the House of Lords, on Jii,y 15, the Earl of Carnarvon moved for a return of the regiments v-ithdrawn from New Zealand since the 1st of January, 1865, and the dates of their embarkation. In doing so the noble earl complained of the long delay which had taken place in carrying out the instructions sent to Sir George Grey, the Governor of the colony, for the return of the troops, and asked the Govern- ment to declare what policy they intended to pursue on the subject.. The Duke of Buckinsham said there was only one regiment more in the colony than had been arranged to be left; and added, with reference to the policy of the Government, that it must depend in great measure upon the answer which might be received from New Zealand to the communications addressed to the Governor. Earl de Grey was surprised that a more distinct declara- tion of policy had not been made; whilst the Duke of Cambridge concurred in the views" expressed by Lord Carnarvon on the subject. After a few words from Lord Lyttelton the return was ^Several bills were advanced a stage, and tneir Lordships adjourned. In the House of Commons, Colonel Sykes asked the Secre- tary of State for Tndia whether there was any and what foundation for a rumour circulating in Bombay that troops have been told off for an expedition into Abyssinia. Sir S. Northcote said there was no truth in the rumour referred to. The Government were engaged in a. corres- pondence which they hoped would lead to the release of the prisoners. Mr. Lusk asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the large wooden erection in Hyde Park was being taken down bv his orut-rs and if he would state the cost of this erection and its removal; and, further, if he would inform the House from what fund voted by Parliament the cost would be defrayed. .L_ Lord J. Manners said the gallery naa oeeii laKe11 UUW11 m consequence of representations made by the Horse Guards. The probable cost was 2,1302., and it would be paid out of the votes for civil contingencies. Sir J Pakington appealed to the indulgence of the House to offer some further explanation with regard to the recent failure of the commissariat in provisioning the troops at Hounslow after their march from Aldershot. Having so done the right hon. baronet emphatically declared that the conclusion to which he was brought from all the circumstances of the case was that errors in action and errors in explanation pointed to the necessity of a reform being effected in the whole commissariat department. (The utter- ance of this opinion was received with loud and general °hThe Chancellor of the Exchequer having moved the third reading of the Reform Bill, Lord Cranborne rose and at once dissipated the idea which had been entertained in some quarters that the measure was to be opposed on this its final stage by announcing that, so far as he was concerned, see in o- the great preponderance of opinion that existed m its favour on the part of the House, he had 110 intention to press the question to a division. But although no division WM desirable, he did not think it would be expedient to pass the stage without some discussion on the bill itself. In the first place, then, the measure was an enormous change, and in no sense the same as was originally in- troduced. When it passed a second readme, it bristled with precautions, guarantees, and securities: but now that they had got to the third reading, all these had disappeared. It had been spoken of as a Conservative measure, Well, it was only right that the paternity of all strange objects that came into the world should be properly established he wished to know, therefore, whether the bill was the ex- clusive offspring of the Gsvernment, and whether Mr. Glad- stone had not had a good deal to do with it. And if that were so, then it followed as an undisputed axiom that it was not a Conservative measure. If to have adopted the principles of their most determined adversary, Mr. Bright; if to have abandoned every precaution and security at the bidding of their opponents, was a Conservative triumph, then he ven- tured to say that in the whole of their annals the Conservative party had never won a triumph so signal as this. The Con- servative party had dealt themselves a fatal wound and he protested in the most earnest language he could command a-'amst the political morality upon which the manoeuvres of the* year had been based. He deeply regretted that the House of Commons should have applauded a policy of leger- demain, and above all, that this great gift to the people- ifo-ift it were should have been purchased at the cost of a political betrayal which had no parallel in our Parliamentary Atmils flnrl which struck at the root of all that beautiful coniidence which was the very soul of party Government, aud on which alone the strength and freedom of-our repre- sentative institutions were sustained. TTAIICA in Mr. Lowe once more presented himself to the Hon.e m the character of a prophet of evil, and predicted that the result of passing the bill would be to Americanise oui^ tutions one by one, and plunge the country into one perpetual whirl of change, innovation, and revolution. The authorship of the bill was, in short, a disgrace to be avoided, and not an honour to be sought. Mr. Bright thought that the House was wise in having adopted household franchise, and he hoped that those walls would not enclose anything in the shape of a Parliament that was less worthy of a great nation than the Parliament which was that night assembled there. Mr. Graves, Mr. Goldsmid, and Mr. Cowan expressed their approval of the bill. Mr. Gorst charged a large section of the Conservative party with having voted for the measure against their con- victions and predicted their rejection at the uext election by their constituents. Mr, B. Hope denounced the bill as the most democratic that had ever entered the mind of any Government to propose. Lord Elcho vindicated the course which had been pursued by the independent members of the House on the subject of Reform. Several other hon. members then addressed the House, and the debate was concluded by a speech from Mr. Disraeli, and the bill was then read a third lime. Some other bills of no public interest having been disposed of, the House adjourned. la the House of Lords, on July 16, Lord Redesdale laid on the table 1if!e. Representation of the People Bill, which was read a first time. The Earl of Derby said he proposed to take the second reading on Monday next, and if the debate terminated that mght he would fix the committee for the following Friday, but if the debate went beyond Monday it would probably be best to take the committee on the following Monday. Karl Grey did not think the debate would be so short as the: noble earl anticipated. Although he was not aware of any opposition to the bill, it was desirable that a question of this importance should be fully discuasea, and ample time allowed for the consideration of any amendment of which notice might be given. It would be better to fix the committee for Monday week. The Earl of Derby said he was ready to meet the con- venience of the House in any possible manllCL The Transubstantiation, &c., Declaration Bill was read a third time and passed atter some observations from the Marquis of Westmeath.. „ T. The Merchant Shipping Bill and the Patriotic Fund Bill passed through committee. The T.rusts "(Scotland) Bill was read a third time and passed, aud their Lordships adjourned. In the House of Commons, on the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it was resolved that the House at its rising adjourn till Thursday, and that the sittings on Thurs- day and Friday be from twelve to six. Colonel Gilpin inquired whether the naval review would take place. Tiie Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that that de- pended on circumstances over which he could have no I co itrol. Lord Stanley said, as far as he was aware, the review would take place. At a subsequent period of the evening, the Speaker read a i telegram which had been received at the Admiralty from Portsmouth, stating that it was blowing a gale, and that, unless it moderated, the review could not take place; but that it was possible the Sultan and the jpachaof Egypt might steam through the iiest-, Mr. O'Beirne moved that the House w:31, on a future day, resolve itself into committee for the purpose of considering the expediency of grantrag a loan of a milBon to be laid out in the purchase of landed! estates, which ms? be offered for sale in the Landed Betsstss Court, the land to be resold 111 subdivided farms of ten to-100 acres each. Lon$S"aas opposed the jfitetion, and it was withdrawn. Sir Montgomery obtained* leave to bring in » bill for the relie. ot widows and issue d'intestates in ScotlaaS where the succesieSeM is of small value. Mr. 6: Hauly obtained to toing in a bill fiT facilita- ting the distribution of sewama4Hw over land, à other- wise aimadfeg the law relatisit to-sewer authorities I) The In«s8ase of the Episcopate Bill which had Cf)m>? from the House of s, was oppo-wi, on the second l-eadBig by ;),11'. Giipfe,. wfto moved as an amendm«Bt that it be aead a jecond tiiia-on That day three months. The hon. tswaabei contended (Rab SJjere were already to ;:1E> the vontt of thi £ Established Church,, and tisttt to enable ten tc,, perform &)eip duties more sffidentFj they be re-ileved from. attsstlance in the iXimseciS Lords. Irc'affljr case, if their naraber was to be increased, neither the f?Chds in the Hands of the Ecclesiastical (ftaimiewoners nor ssy othsiv public jxiiids, ought to b drawn upon for ttfcar 8UP¡Wrt. Mx Had field stfentwjusly condemr:Bd ;thw1:Úii. Mx.Secretary'.sibrdy intimated, owbahalf of the Govern ment,. that they ifttond&d to give the thehxsupport, aii enlightened Air. Gilpin as to the object:of:'th« measure b:" stating that it was'rased on the prtacSttJew'f'alltoring persons* to subscribe their cc--rci, money for puijftOBes* connected with, the Chnroh; The rlebate was codir-;ned by Mr. AyjtoB? Mh 3i A. Smith, Mr. Kinnaird, Mr: SSfen-ley, Mr. Aldeanaa Lusk, and Mr. Newdegat-ej.and lipoma)division the alI:1eudm-e-n;¡ was nega- tived by "5',to :)4, The bill'was then second time. The Tists-Abolition; 9sford and Camt ttoS&ej -BUBwas read a third time and passe :Ti The Heuse was coiuitaA out at a quartcsipast-nin& o'clock.
THE LATE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN. The fcilbwmg is-fress.?the ilfe,rial c A circumstance which, adds to the h error every where inspired by the nmTdearaf M-,ixiinili2-.ri same fate has befallen cluded in the eapitul&iion of QueretarDj'.and'who,' to the mimbep-of; several hundreds, were executed atfc-the same time as the chief si the Imperialists. According to a telegram-:sent to Venna by the Austrian Minister at Washington,, the-new that the body/of rMkrimilian. had been mutilated, and that such was Sfte-reason why Juarez would not hamliiover to those it,, is contradiated but the murderers permit;the intention to be seen thaiS they only mean to give-uptlie-mortal remains of their vietii».-in consideration! of a sum. of money. The Emperorof Austria has, thesefore, decided to send Admiral de Tegethoff to Juaresto.obtain the corpse of thelanfortunate Prince at the pBioe which the: Dictator of Mexico may demand. Tb. secure the- success of that mission hili, Majesty desires to have-it, supported by France and the United States. That is why the Admiral is to go, first to Paris, aR(laftenmrds. to Washington. He left Vienna on the 9th for Pbl% to hasten the fitting out of the frigate Nmamt, 011 board which will be constructed a mortuary chapel destined to receive the body of tbe Emperor Maximilian."—A letter from Florence states that the death, of the-Em- peror Maximilian has caused in Italy, ar-d,, above all, in Lombardy, a profound sensation. This homage of the Italians," the "writer says, m, perhaps, amongst so many others, the one which does the greatest honour to the memory of that Prince, He had found means 'to make himself beloved and esteemed by everybody in that country, where, as Viceroy of Lombardo-Venetia, he nevertheless repre- sented a government which all at that time regarded as inimical."
THE VICEROY OF EGYPT AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE. On Saturday the anniversary fete of the Royal Dramatic College was celebrated at the Crystal Palace by a company of "revellers" and 16,000 spectators, among whom was the Viceroy of Egypt. The Palace was decorated in its gayest bunting. Long lines of flags were suspended from the iron girders of the building. The stalls in which the fancy fair was held occupied the whole central transept, while at either side of the great nave temporary abodes of the Drama were erected and decorated with the well-known names and devices which have now become part and parcel of the fete. The best of the entertainments was that of Mr. J. L. Toole's Japanese troupe, in which the parts of the Tycoon and the Tyeooness" were represented by Mr. Paul Bedford and Mr. j. C. Smith. Mr. Toole, however, was himself the soul of the exhibition, in which the only scenery employed was an appropriate design of a plate of the well-known willow pattern. "Now, ladies and gentlemen," said Mr. Toole, I shall have the honour to introduce toyou the Tycoon and the Tycooness,' and you'll see what the two'll do and what the three will do." The Royal pair having shown what they could do, Japanese Tommy ex- pressed the state of his feelings" in the Japanese language, after which the first part of the entertain- ment closed with a tune without any air apparent." Then came Mr. Toole's peep-show, from which, for novelty's sake, pictorial representations were absent, and the scenes were vividly depicted by Mr. Toole's suggestive diction and gesticulation. He roused his audience to the highest point of hilarity when he spoke of the dungeon of the illfated Divina Araminta, and, giving his heares a full view of the box in which there was not a peepshow, told them in affecting terms that the dungeon was a cell." Roars of laughter greeted the orator's announcement that photograhps of the scenes they had witnessed could be had outside. Mr. Harrison, in a neighbouring room, pointed out the various peculiarities of the animals of Wombwell's Royal Menagerie of birds, beasts, and other r-r-reptiles. There was the Hi-cum- cum-co-cv.m-cnm-rickel-dum-cheekel-dum, a native of North America in the West Indies. This animal was capable of expanding himself so as to be as long as Oxford-street, and as broad as Hyde Park. He had on one occasion swallowed nine churches with their congregations, and afterwards picked his teeth with a steeple. This interesting fact readily accounted for the milk found in the cocoanut." Mrs. Howard Paul "sneezed" in the Egyptian Court, partly after the manner of Lord Dundreary, and partly after the fashion of a large consumer of the pulveriferou3 com- pound called snuff. Mr. Howard Paul proved his powers of condensation and humour in a comic medley, Faust in Five Minutes, and also gave his popular repre- sentation of the Third Napoleon. The whole tragedy of Packard the Third, in which Mr. J. Clarke most ably filled the role of the tyrant, was performed in ten minutes, battle and all, the armies on both sides consist- in0, of a single soldier. The Hall of Merry Glomus was, if no°t the merriest, at least the noisiest, of the lot. The invi- tations to "walk up" were given through speaking trumpets horns and trombones sounded the notice that the performance was about to commence, while Mr. Arthur Lloyd formed the whole orchestra for the oc- casion, and played a series of disjected tunes on a clarinet, which," as poor Artemus Ward would say, "had a strong fit of the measles. 1 auy be^'era 0 £ news from the home of Cupid were constantly flitting hither and thither with the consoling intelligence: that all they said was true, and, further, the truest item of all was that the postage must be paid. Miss Agness Burdett dwelt for the time being in a gipsy cave, re- vealing to those who visited her retreat the most secret mysteries of futurity," and nearly opposite Mr. Buckstone presided at the ever-recurring mutilation of "the original Aunt Sarah." Then there were the clever performances of the living marionettes, the marvellous feats of guinea pigs, and squirrels, and Mademoiselle Gertrude's troupe of performing dogs. Such is a brief outline of what the visitors at Syden- ham saw on Saturday. His Highness the Viceroy of Egypt arrived at hali- past four, attended by Raghib Pasha, General Seymour, Colonel Stainton, and Mr. Larkin. He was received at the centre transept entrance by Mr. Ionides and other directors and chief officers of the company, and was conducted through the Egyptian and Roman corridors and courts, and across the nave, by the Renaissance and Italian courts, to the open balcony at the back of the Royal box. At the moment of his entrance the upper series of fountains was played, and the afternoon being very still, the effect was extremely good. [ It was a happy inspiration Wxiich brought his High- ness to the Crystal Palace on this occasion, not so much on account of the ovation which he received, although that must have been sttftuciently agreeable, as for the benefit which accrued from his visit to the funds 4 the Dramatic College. It as not often that the yonug ladies who flit to and fro in the crowd, offering bouquets and umall trinkets far sale at sensa- tional prf-sea, meet with so princely a customer as the Pasha of Egypt, who, observing one of these fair vendors busy at her task, presented her with a purse of fifty severeigns in reti.ua for a tiny so^nt-bottle. This gracefsil act of muxSlG-seiice, which reduced sc the fabulous generosity of Oriental potentes to practice, was,- however, ed&j?sed by a tion from his Highness of fi}'" hundred pousssb to the funds of$ke college, and 'iy a further giit of the same amount towards the restoration of the vtrng the lamentable destruction of whish by fire has shorn the Crystal Palace of so much of ste splendour. If these facts could been public!/ announced, they would have intensiSbtl the enthusiast* with which lit, greeted as he passed through and transept,, and; made acquaintance with the Fine Jsrts and Egyp- tian Courts, the latter of which impressed him by the vivle&ess and fidelity which it reproduced the ancisnt architectural :1I:1d hieroglyphics^ wonders of the Iaaidlof the Pharaota His Highness1 Jrcpeatedly expressed his great deligfeC with the Paisley with the charm!sgrlandscape vievrfpom the b. leon- and with the fomftkina, and was loriily and continu-iily cheered by the speat concourse of pswjUte present. The Eatti'bera present pay- ment, ditto by se¡t!'t tickets, 8;W¡:t-total visitors,
I CBMRMLS BEFORE CONSTABLES. | let us praise- tBe- House of Comn;1I! that policerssos Tote- F less leav(; H And refuses te^Hsfrsrachise the coni^ited rogues and iiiieye1?. Fears that GereBnament dictation- He-nest constables- will R sway; H Credit cri min in a consafcntlous way. ^hen the sente^ae'of a pickpocket csfliurglar has expffwl, j -#e presume th&fc'his correction has ash&eved the end c'iAeasd. -,¥hen you let hfes'oat prison then set a convicW&se 'ind a freeman's-rights to exercise a proper fellow's lie: W3»y, 0I1 why, stealS:we deprive the^panished of his vote ? if once his sfcemb' and fingers cM' icompresa a braaan his vote? if once his and fingers c,lih:ompress a braaan throat ? -it- gztr,,tters with to SOcÎC-tlsrestore, \ffe4pped and chaaiteed, when their term-of penal ser^iitele is o'er. 02^3 whipped thoi giisbiS -0 the robbex ntill a voice Iffijlse State let elect the I lSmber of his cbúM In 3fee Council of th^Kfeiiion let all clashes'great and smclij them what yc be represente ij rogues and thieves and all. .Rig.Flit and wrong, si-grjnaodtern sages, are iu><more than EgM and left, Meswly matter of opi«ions; men may tak7»tw*> views of th ift. In tlw New CollectivatWiasSom vent let ¡;iiibpinions find Lefeshe pickpocket ssdSfalan through th vMembers spiak Sieir mind. OnJ from the House of'Ccffflamons Law asdHOrder's minims sJar: F-rctatthe Hall of Legiitetaon far be ye, pmfaine, oh far In tSe Parliament of H;,7ita.in no police-strjafilpart shall 1:»311; Bui sfe'll put the busgS&r1^ jemmy in its cl.t!.Q<position tk-saa. -Punch.
THE BELGIANS AT WINDSOR. The following is. ';hê account of !iie. visit: of- jfee Belgians, as given by. the correspondentuof • the leading jiOMffiial: — The nation will satisfaction tiotthe visit Belgian Riflemen to Windsor on Tuesday was oompletaly successful in every reaa#ct, and that in hea-Majesty's jjslbce they were entertained, with a hospitality, worthy of the Sovereign of Great Britain. There was onlgvoae thing wast- iiig-her own graciorx-presence but the great, officea* of the Household who presided on behalf ef her Majesty ex- plained her absence ir-ianch a nianneras to make-the Belgians feel that, though not present in person, the- '^}ieen.w,is-he-d to identify herself thoroughly with her svsbjaots-in. bitting welcome to those who. may fairly be considered- as. japre- senting the Belgian people. There were nearly S,!>00 of them at Windsor,- all- of whom marched through the Sown in full uniform, and afterwards dined in the Royal residence as the guests, of Her- Majesty. Their gratitude and i)Y at the reception they experienced were simply unbom,d. Their difficulty asemed- to be to give adequate expression to their feelings- They efoaered, they waved their shwkoes, they collected in, a body under the windows of Her Majesty's apartments, and there serenaded her in hCd" absence with tlieig- bands anti their voices, they thanked the Queen's Household, they tmanked the Reception Comieittee, and on their retaan to the railway station they walked uncovered nearly the whole way as a mark of respect íOJ; the inhabitants of Windsor and for the people of England at large. At ten in the morning the men began, ta muster in the neighbourhood of the Waterloo and Vists-ria Railway Sta- c tions. There was not, however, a regiilaj march to either. The troops got thsre how they could, and were then formed in detachments. At a few minutes before eleven o'clock two long and well-fi&d trains left the Waterloo terminus, and witTiin an hour a.ter two others were despatched from the Victoria. Arrived at Windsor the Belgians were received by the Mayor and Corporation, wearing their robes of office, and a guard of honour composed of the Windsor and Maidenhead company of the Berkshire Rifles. The band of this corps preceded the foreign riflemen, and played them up to the Castle Unfortunately, just as the principal column set out heavy rain began to fall, and the weather continued wet till about three o'clock in the afternoon. But the rain did not appear to interfere much with the general rejoicings through- out the town. Directly the troops began their march the chimes in the Belfry Tower commenced to ring out, and the people at once set up a cheer which continued almost un- broken till Henry the Eighth's Gate was reached. The win- dows were all filled with spectators, flags floated over the heads of the men, and the Belgian colours were displayed in various devices. When the procession passed into the precincts of the Castle the Belgians were at once led to St. George's Chapel by the direction of General Seymour, who throughout the day was most assiduous in his attention to the visitors. Colonel Loyd-Lindsay, Sir Benjamin Phillips, Sir Paul Hunter, Mr. Graves, M.P., Colonel Thompson, Mr. C. Bux- ton M. P., and other gentlemen, all of whom were in uniform, conducted the riflemen through the Castle. The party were received on behalf of the Queen by the Hon. Colonel Percy Herbert, Treasurer, and Lord Royston, Controller of the Household. Mr. Cockraft, Captain Burgess, Lieutenant Furley, Mr. Pascoe, and other Volunteer officers attached themselves to different detachments. The first object in the Chapel pointed out to the Belgians was the memorial in marble to the late King of the Belgians executed for Her Majesty. They all seemed deeply moved at viewing this monument. Many of them had not heard of it before They were then shown the monument of the Princess Charlotte, daughter of George IV., and the first wife of Leo- pold I. Subsequently they viewed the other objects of inte- rest in the ChapeL As they entered the choir the organ played "God save the Queen The entire number passed through the State apartments of the Castle. Nothing could have been more creditable than their behaviour during their passage through the various rooms There was no confusion, no pushing, no loud talk; nor was any one of them seen to lay a floger on any article of furniture or any work of art. When some 1,800 of the troops had seen the sights of the Castle they were escorted to the buildings in which what was called the dejeuner, though in reality a dinner, was pre- pared. The Royal Riding-school had been fitted up, as the principal dining room, for the accommodation of 1,100 "uests There was a second apartment in which covers were laid for about 700. It had been arranged that there should be two dinners in the latter, with an interval of about an hour between them; and, to provide against any unforeseen pressure, a large buffet, in which about 50 persons might sit down at a time, had also been prepared for the reception of the company. Both the dining-halls presented a substantial, yet elegant appearance. The walls were nearly covered with draperies, and festooned in the Belgian colours. From the roof of the Riding school a number of large wire baskets were suspended, and these were filled with evergreens which hung nearly to the tables. There were many hundreds of dishes filled with grapes of extraordinary size and richness, and a regal pro- fusion of fowls, meats, pastry, jellies, &c. The viands were all supplied by Mr. Staples, of the Albion Tavern, London; but the wines were from Her Majesty's own cellar. They consisted of sherry, claret, and champagne. Mr. Payne, the gentleman of the Queen's cellar, superintended the arrangements of his department, and neither in the supply of wines nor in that of dishes was the wish of any guest left for a moment uncared for. In fact, the banquet was in every way worthy of the Royal hostess. The remarks made with respect to the principal dining- room will in all material respects apply to the second. The decorations were very nearly similar, the feast was of pre- cisely the same character. At the first dinner Colonel Her- bert presided in the Riding-school, having on his right the Bourgmestres of Brussels, Ostend, Bruges, and Ghent, M, Dailly, President of the Belgian Tir, and several Eohevins. On his left were Colonel Gregoire, Commandant of the Belgian column visiting England Major Meder, represent- ing the Dutch riflemen; and several other gentlemen. In the smaller hall, Lord Royston was president, and his lord- ship was supported by Sir Benjamin Phillips, several of the Belgian Staff, and other superior officers. Both the Treasurer and the Controller wore their official costumes; the late Lord Mayor of London was in the dress of a Deputy- Lieutenant and, indeed, with but very few exceptions, the whole company were in official or militayy uniforms. The band of the 2nd Life Guards performed during the dinner. Colonel Herbert, addressing his hearers in French, pro- Dosed the toast of the Queen." In doing so, he said it was with er^at satisfaction Her Majesty found that she was afforded" an opportunity of inviting to Windsor Castle so ¡ maay the Belgians, The Queen had felt much gratified at the reception given to the I.nglisft Volunteers m Belgium toy Ilis Majesty Leopold !l. and his people. Her presence 111 another part of the country, to receive the Sultan on Wed- nesday, prevented her from having the pleasure of re- ceiving the Belgian riflemen in person; but it was her wish that their visit to Windsor might be in every way an agree- able one. Such was the enthusiasm to which the mention of the name of the Queen of EngiSJKl gave rise In the minds of the guests that it was with difficulty the gallant Golonel could proceed with his short address. When they heard that Her Majesty would iave wished to receive them in person, they rose to their foeS, and, as one: man, shouted Vive la Reine" several times over. A trumpeter of tfee Life Guards blew his shrill blaste, la a vain attend to secure "silence for the cfesir." It required the united lID- treatie5 of 1\1 Anspach, ttee Bourgmestrc ,gf Brussels, aad Major rS^L'Eau Andrimoirt, ot the to iilduee tfi, company to suspend the ion of KSsir feelings till the toast "Jd been fairly givfli but when f&i* was done a demonstration was made sucsi as has seldom Seen equalled in any The Belgians jumped uporAtheir chairs, and waving tswar napkins in coo liana and th<"tr glasses in the other c* again and agsln, till not one ;m.ote of the National Anthera, which was b«iBg played by Ihe band, could he h jai i-^utside the orcllest At length, flinspngdown their napkins, riflemen drew iStaa'rside arms, aiAl placing their shakoes sn the point of thaiff bayonets, raiswS them aloft with anoKter and yet anot&Br shout of Lm limine <«'Angleterre!" T?hey -dosed for a £ t;t*ie,, but only for » short tii-ne, their demonstration of respest?- for Her Majefcfi? and Shgland by singingfoar national antb-m Colonel Herbert ifcieti -j* felicitious tenon* Proposed BShg and Queen of the- Belgians," whMiievoked great e9#&w? asfceast. The Boui-girt Brussels resjondsd in an eloc, IIP-tl t sf.eoijh. On saying that "he believed bssmight speak in nssie- of every man, TWrnaia, and child cfT hi* country wlfea he- midi Beigium way profoundly gratef ul for, and new woeld Sbrget the splem'.idiBe-ception givento.tbe riflemen the miglish people, all iJtkerlfitemen rose to taeisieet and crjcclF "OUj.awi bravo; tr^Mm I" M. Ansjw&fa proceeded t&> say ti'-at the friendship o £ > Uhgland for EeJ^iutoa was not a new-Sto one. Centuyi- back, when the Belgians suf- fered fnona Spanish dojQisaticn, England sStostched out too them =iel"fijlltlly hand. Iliw Bourgmestre, aun el tided by calling; on, his companioas* to- Ove another ctimsr for Queen they responded Miy at least a doze- hurrahs." 1. Similar sceaes took place- ait' tllJt dinner presided over by Lord Kfeptoo, his lordshig*>]iawiag given the cssme toasts ¡ and the,O-wm a renewal of the enthusiasm at later din- ner whan- GWonel Herbert- asasia took the ch«ar. Subse- quently SHe-:serenade under Her/ Majesty's windiw was per- formed; and! then the Betsys, walked about 2Se grounds for an hear osrso, continually-tsUiiiaig of the reception given to them Jf)' t¡he people of eF the honour which the Queen had upon t-hterav and of her -yal hos- pitality. At a fevoiifflates before C 0" ok, the buglers seeded the rappel; t2»erc.Eis were soon cc -fected, and, header.»by their bands, tl~e« detachments proc :§de<4 to march oi-l of the Castle. As 4Jiw Riflemen the gate by which they had entere d they felt much flattireil at finding a dc able line of the Fusil4er Guards oresentatfssraas. They returned the complimer:t' by removing the at s-e-ahoes and giving the Fusileers ,m Itearty cheer. Jfie; crowds assembled in the streets- to bid them adi u were still largar than those wlii lied witnessod tiaiir arrival The soldiers on duty i-i, the: Castle stood aloag the front of the Terrace ova-rl6»ksrig the Ifigh-str Aeb ladies and gei: atemeii seated in csi'riages lined, the roatSvajyr. people stood out on balconies 08: tBa'.l'aotels and at Ha? windows of the houses waving fiags-andihandkerchiefs tfttoDells of the old Itower again rang merrily, and amid thi-i.; exttaordiiiary ovation on the part cC civilians and soldiers", too delighted Belgians reached tlH" stations, whence they were carried b«ek to London in iaiurspeeial trains.
UNIONISM IN THE COLLIERY DISTRICTS. Under the head of North Country," a gentleman favours the Pall Mall Gazette with the following It will be a great misfortune if the Commissioners who have performed their task so ably in Sheffiel.d. do not extend their inquiries into the colliery and mining districts. At present, any information which we can procure as to the notions held concerning the moral and legal rights over property by the different classes of workmen now about to be enfranchised must be most valuable. We should also learn how far intimi- dation is practised in the colliery districts; that it exists to a large extent is the belief of all who are ac- quainted with them, although, owing to different circumstances it is not carried out in the same open way as at Sheffield, and is less notoriously known. We should then ascertain the truth of the question which has been more than once raised in your columns, i. e., how far the strikes of the pitmen injuriously affect the price of coal, and in what degree the railway authorities are guilty in the same direction. The miners and colliers of the north country are bulky, heavy men, eating and drinking largely, and in good times of the very best food. They have great muscular strength and physical courage. Sometimes they are very shrewd and hard headed, but as a rule they are much more ignorant, less educated, and slower of comprehension than the Sheffield artisan. In one of the blue books it is recorded that a man being asked who Christ was, replied, after some con- sideration, I don't know; he doesn't work i' this mine ony way." They may and do lead irreligious and animal lives, and when assaults or crimes are com- mitted they are commonly of a butcherly and singularly brutal type. Nevertheless, the greater number of the people are of a religious temperament, strongly tinc- tured with superstition. They are more inclined to Methodism, than any other form of worship, and revivals have always produced a strange commotion among them. In any season of trouble, after a pit explosion for instance, when many of their comrades have perished by a sudden and violent death, mea1 women and children follow them to their graves with every symptom of excessive grief ar»d excited feeling, and those who have been present at such ceremonies say that nothing can be more solemn and affecting than hear the full swell <;of the united voices singing some mournful hymn as the vast procession winds slowly across the bleak and blackened moor. But they are not muraaurers or retners, and commonly accept these dreadful with the quiet and joylesw resignation of a fatalist. I remember hearing of a I young collie? who with hia* wife resided in Ms father's S house. He was sick unto death, and in the father's absence the waaian thought well to send for a sainister of religion, whe engaged in privyer with the dyiixj man. Use father happesed to enter, and observing that he ne^sr had and Mover would haV#anything of thaf kind in Ms house," tteusfc the clergyWiaa (I believe a Dis- sen&ig' minister) forth by the dividers. This EBay appear contrary t- what I have jbst stated, but th. explanation I take ire- be this thmt like all men wh., secrete believe, he' dis iked anything which brought him f, to face witt'M own short-semings. I haf^said that th-,tr have stoute?'nerves and more- physical1 eo-nrage than Ptisans ;-they often, in fact, and laiOvSr themselves te'foe, masters the situation, and carT7 themselves towards their with a high hmHt. A pitman ""f.1"JiL take offenre-at, something, and at onee^ leave his weak* he sends wend: to the next colliery, ax.a'&.eart and hcsr.ge is immediately despatched to fetch liinj hb family, sad furniture. misnattention is received withc/nt gratitucfe-and as a misfeter of course. If the new I-Ikca. does not i^sactly after a few days' trials Sae repeats -she process -7iithout any difficulty amsHvitlhimt a shilairag of expeaae- until he j succeeds in STrttiag himself. Jlast year thsr men were ailile to earn per day of sight hours" work but > seme of them ase-wary rolling stones, and easily jansd quickly msrflfe' «¥.scontentec',>- It is the sustois for /stem to have caafeftr their owsf'Use free of expense it) also they regard'' as a right, iid are very aa quality. S7f"t>ti-Ih->.ng since avirago ofsswoussai, the-wife of a pitman- "marched wiShout eererasEy into tile; agent's a sack of oaals on her bach, in v-iiia-h she had fcuwdiinsure slack or'Small coal &tftn<sh* liMeci, and ernl)ti3ii it-, -t once over the kitcS.en> fires, a-GOBipanying thiBsgnaeaous act with a torrent af-oaths aa«h curses. suffer in strikes or lock-outs so-'nsach as others-tracfes, at any'rate in tiie- first instfonce, for the shapMeepers in tLt, colliery tillages ar'-fceiatirely depenidnt: on the men for their custom-, arsdridsare not for their liws refuse tl «n credit c# such; tiniigoi To do so i^w^ld1 probably bo-,to imperil their- owa"-Mmbs, and wctsM mlYBt certainly rain their t'2'11idh Tfcfttoffender woultiiba' at marked n., v1 on the naioit boei^h; no one aftar-warda would enl sr his shops -and, he would have to place, as 1as indeed esca- sioEStlly happened. Thefonly real hcl&tehiisfe the mastirs have ox-'tii* colhsBB-, and it is of a .very stringent kiad, is that the- meii.mdstly live in actt&gss- belonging to, the colliery so that the >tter can, in case o§?coiitumacy w offenae, after a short, evict a whale village Hit seerr.9 good to them do -so, This a great aadj arbijSaary power, and it has not beer.cesnetimes harshly uaeel, but it is aae< which ths- mastaos would be ve^'unwjlling to relinquish. Am inq-u LTI would throw light, Øin this as weUiason othelr very interesting ma-tiers! Dark tales of;" cruelty^, treaGery, and terrcfiismj. practised in the murky underground kingdom, cfyvw&rkmen on th air-offending: bretiacen, have, I knowj'.been circulated in, h ;st it would be impossible to speak with accuracy on this. point. The trrsth is. always difficult:, to aaeer- tain.ha such cases, but it would for obviot,-wref,,sons be- douhly so in these districts. Nevertheless;. I believe,, it migfet be done by the present Commissioners,, andi that ,t would be a most desirable thing to ac-complielu.
SHWORK (Pall Mall Gazette) doubt whether i, r--&e raprd aot.sf Royal hospitality is recorded in hi-stosy tham that).which was enacted: on Saturday la,st,. when the G-iraeid Turk visited thaiQiieen of England at' Windsor Gastie. His Imperial Majesty left Buckingham Palace at 11 a.m., and: arrived at the of the Great Westerni Railway as the clbyk struck. C7 tw«lve. At the station, his Majesty was met; by Prine. Astaur and Prince BouiB of Hesse; a preeeasiom ok Koyal carriages was formed the Royal csyfciSgs- pro- ceeded through Windfeor into the Long Walk, aisd tlassice entered the Bromo Park and the. Castle by George the Fourth's gateway. År battery elithe-Ji&oyal H0rse Artillery on the south slope near tho terrace fined a royal salute as. the procession passed, through tliss park, and at 12.20 the Queen, surroundfedi by her femily and by the gr.e&t officers of State, received the Sultan at the foot of the staircase at the Sovereign's entrance. His Imperial Majasty was then conducted by</dift Qrieea t. She White Drawing-room. where he presented to-her-Majesty the Imperial Princes-and his Highness Fuad Pasha (Minister of Foreign Affairs),.the- Turkish Ambassador being present. Mustapha Pasha, im Pasha, and Djemil Pasha were them introduced and presented to her Majesty by. the, Sultan, aa were the following; members of his Imperial Majesty's suite, Lord Stanley (her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs) boing present:—Kiamil Bey, Arify Bey, Ali Fuad Bey, Djemil Bay, Emin Bey, Halid Bey, ilairoullali Effendi, Halimi BJBendi, Rassim Pasha, Masco- Pasha, Reouf Pasha, Riza lie-y., Hafiz Bey, Salyh Bey, Fazli. Bey, Hakki Effendi, MouzaSer Bey, Mehemed Bey, AJuaed Bey, Assad Pasha, and Onuiiantaki. Mr. Lionel Moose,. AtfcachS to the British Embassy at Constantinople (who is,&p.ecially attached to his Imperb j Majesty the Sultan), was, then presented t. the Queen by -6ord Stanley. These pressatations occupied about half an hour. At ten minutes, to one luncheon was served to the Royal and Imperial party in the oak roraai, and to the suit. in attendance in the dining room and, after five minutes for refreshment, and five minutes for leave- taking, is Imperial Majesty found himself at 1 p.m. reseated in a Royal carriage on his way back to the station., whence he was hurried by train to Buckingham. Palace, which he reached exactly at two p.m. Shortly after the Grand Turk's visit had been brought to this, brisk conclusion, the Queen left Windsor for Osborne.
THE MURDER BY A CASHIER AT BIRMINGHAM. On Tuesday, at the Warwick Assizes, before Mr. Baron Pigott, James Scott, twenty-two, writing olerk, was charged with the wilful murder of Mr. John Pryse, of the firm of Messrs. Pryse and Redman, at Birmingham, on the 6th of April last. Tho facts of the case have already appeared, but a brief may be desirable :— At the time of the murder the prisoner was, cashier to Messrs. Pryse and Redman, gun and pistol manufacturers, Birmingham. Mr. John Pryse, the deceased, was traveller to the firm, and brother to the senior partner. On the night in question Mr. Redman called the prisoner into his office, and accused him of being deficient in his accounts, and the prisoner confessed his guilt. He was then or- dered to leave the room and prepare his books for examination. On leaving the office he went to one of the warehousemen and obtained from him a six-barrelled revolver and some cartridges, saying that he wanted to show the pistol to a friend. He loaded the pistol, and said he would go into the yard and shoot it off. On leaving the warehouse lie went straight to the office in which the deceased was writing and shot him in the abdomen as he was striving to get the pistol from the prisoner's hand. The deceased died almost imme- diately, and before the pistol was taken from the prisoner Mr. Charles Pryse, who had come into the room on hearing the report, received a bullet through his hand. For the defence the absence of adequate motive was strongly commented upon, and it was contended that the evidence showed that the pistol was fired off during a struggle, in hot blood, and without that deliberation and intention which are necessary to constitute the crime of murder. Witnesses were called who spoke to the excellent character of the prisoner for quietness and peaceableness. r The jury found the prisoner C-itilty of murder. His Lordship then said Prisoner it is my painful duty to pass sentence upon you. You have caused the death by your act of a man who was only doing his duty. You took his life and sent him in a moment to his account. You thereby committed a dreadful sin against your neighbour and God. I exhort you to en- deavour to understand the enormity of your sin. Turn your attention during the few days you have to live to making your peace with God. Now that I have told you the miserable condition in which you stand, it is my duty to pass upon you the sentence which the law pronounces. His Lordship then pronounced upon the prisoner sentence of death. L
A marriage between the Princess Louisa of Sweden, only daughter of Charles XV., and tho Crown Prince of Den- mark, is arranged on the part of the two Royal families, but the final decision is to be left to the Prince and Princess themselves J