WRITTEN CARICATURES. (From the Charivari.) THE BEARD. Enormous moustachios, worn by men whose pro- fession is not military, hide either a nugly mouth or bad teeth, excepting when they are the ornament of an officer of the civic militia, in which case they are no longer the toy of a lout playing at soldiers. Bushy whiskers are exceedingly becoming—to hackney coachmen and police sergeants. Whiskers which are shaved to a level of the mouth, or which, scanty above, gradually enlarge as they de- scend, till they fill up the space between the mouth and ears, are the natural embellishments of a black- smith, a publican, or a porter. The tenth-rate painter wears a mouche a la Van- dyck, or a la Henry III. But the full beard is the appurtenance of artists' sitters, of incomprehensible poets, of village trampers, and of Parisian lions, to the latter of which it be- comes a substitute for a mane. THE CRAVAT. The style of the cravat changes according to our age. Before 10, our necks are free from all encum- brance; up to 18 the cravat is an object of utility- from 20 to 25 it becomes a matter of pleasure, we seek to set off our countenances to advantage, and endure the yoke of a cravat with a light heart at 30 the cravat begins to be a study at 40 it becomes a task, and gradually assumes more ample dimensions -we aspire to repose. After this age our last pre- tensions to beauty, its survivors by twenty or thirty years, decay and vanish, and the cravat becomes what it may, we heed it not; either it collapses, and al- lows itself to be crushed by the stiff shirt collar, or becomes a refuge for the chin and mouth, and even for the nose. The shape, colour, and disposition of a cravat vary with the age, and also with the character and social position of the individual. A pliant and loose cravat, negligently tied, will mark out your man who knows how to enjoy life by a stiff brown cravat, tightly drawn, you will recog- nize the humourist-the man that never sleeps well. The physician, the artist, the barrister (we do not mean the amateur barrister) wear a cravat tied in an unpretending way, without stiffness, and abstain al-. together from shirt collars. The provincial, whose species is gradually becom- ing extinct, may still be distinguished by his mohair stock (warranted to last five years). The man of fashion imprisons his neck in a prim black satin stock. The ex-singer at the Shades, the old admirer of Mademoiselle Mars, the literary man of the empire, encircle their throats with a kind of white turban, above which their wrinkled countenan- ces appear like a macaroon floating on a cream. Lastly, to conclude our chapter of cravats, by way of useful information, we call your attention to the gentleman whose throat is ornamented with a rusty black velvet stock, exceedingly high, and fastened at the nape of his neck with a large steel buckle- in presence of such a person prudence warns us to be cautious in our speech; he is a political informer. GLOVES. An ill-bred man wears gloves only on extraordinary occasions, and knows not how to wear them he either selects them of a colour ill-suited to his dress, too narrow or too large. When he hat them on, he is at a loss how to dispose of his hands; if he takes them off, he ruffles them, and soon thrusts them into his pockets. He that wears dirty gloves, and with holes at the tips of the fingers, is one ashamed of his poverty. Gloves at 19 sous are only to be tolerated in a fancy shopkeeper's accountant, a small country-town banker, or an attorney's clerk. All individuals who wear cotton gloves, will at night wear a cap of the same material. The gentlemanly man knows how to select, put on, wear, and take off his gloves with good taste. The coxcomb's gloves fit so closely, that he can neither move his fingers, nor shut his hand, and therefore he holds his cane between his fingers as Punch does his stick.
alarming prominence in our columns which it obtain- ed in the pages of the Globe. The public will appre- ciate this caution at its proper worth. M. Thiers'note of the 8th of October, is quoted in all the Paris Journals of Monday. The Ministerial organs are well satisfied with it, while the Court Journals hint sarcastica ly that the President of the Council has discovered that he has been fighting with shadows. In his note of the 8th of October," says the Presse, M. Thiers protests at length against the deposition of Mehemet, arguing that such a measure passes the scope of the Treaty of London. Is not this declaring implicitly that the French Ministry does not object to any measures arising out of the Treaty ? M. Thiers is very bold to prevent the de- position that nobody insists upon. The casus belli of M. Thiers makes the funds rise, not fall." So much the better, say we. After the Presse comes the Cou- rier Francais, a more moderate, but a not less deci- ded organ of the Court, though by no means so bitter an assailant in ordinary of the Thiers' Cabinet. Hear what it says on the subject:- The note of M. Thiers, in answer to Lord Palmer- ston the 8th of October, may be considered as being the counterpart of the treaty of the 15th of July. The Four Powers have guaranteed the existence of the Sultan; France guarantees that of Mehemet Ali. She declares that the power of the vassal is not less neces- sary to the balance of power in Europe than that of the Sultan, and that she can admit the destruction neither of one nor the other. This declaration, im- mediately following the act of deposition, would have given France a noble and resolute attitude. Unfor- tunately six days elapsed between drawing up the note and sending it; and while the Ministry were de- liberating, Lord Granville, as well as M. de Appony intimated to the French Cabinet that their Govern- ments did not approve of this measure, which could only be executed in certain cases. The note, modified after this step of the Ambassa- dors,appears somewhat merely to ask what was known to be granted. We appear to be attempting to break down an open door, and to combat an obstacle which has disappeared. Yet it is something so extraordi- nary to see France declare a casus belli in the face of Europe, that the Government ought to have credit for this proof of energy, insufficient as it is. Several parts of the note are worthy of remark, as so many protests against the policy of the Four Powers; but this document, though allowing the point of the sword to be seen, indicates also how ne- gotiations may be resumed if the Powers should feel inclined to treat. Thus, if Syria for life were granted to the Pacha, France would guarantee the arrange- ment, and give its sanction to the intervention of the European Powers in the affairs of the Ottoman Em- pire. The declaration which terminates the note be- speaks that calm pride which becomes a strong Go- vernment. M. Thiers hopes the Four Powers will take the same view of the question of the East as France does. Should they do otherwise, this will not turn France from its path. How much better would have been our position had this language been held from the commencement. We quote this article to show our readers the way in which the Court organs regard the Ministerial con- cessions and to enter our protest against the sarcastic and provoking spirit in which it is conceived. This is not a time to taunt M. Thiers with his return to a pacific policy. He has committed blunders, but for the sake of peace we are willing to forget them. How much more so ought the organs of a Court which as yet can but surmise the extent to which the power of compromising its dignity and its repose? No con- cession made by the French Government, however late, or however mal-a-propos, will be attributed in England to a dread of the allies. England knows France to be what she is herself-incapable of fear. No oversight or delay on the part of a French Minis- ter can compromise the greatness or the heroism of France in the eyes of the world. Contradictory accounts of the growing disposition of the English for peace were current in Paris on Monday. The Debats has it that the peace party had prevailed, while the Constitutionnel is persuaded that the war party were uppermost. Our contempo- rary the Chronicle, will have it that, like the contest of the knights about the metal of the shield, both were wrong, as the Cabinet remains exactly where it was a month ago. The Chronicle is a small authori- ty in matters connected with Downing-street, what- ever it may be on the Stock Exchange. Now we only state what is well known to all in communica- tion with Ministers, when we assert that the disposi- tion to maintain peace at any price has greatly in- creased in the Cabinet even within the last ten days. The Toulonnais of the 14th inst., published the following important news from Alexandria, conveyed to Toulon by the Etna steamer. When the Etna left Alexandria, which she did on the evening of the 3d inst., the two French steamers, the Fulton and Castor, and the brig Diligente, was in that port:- On the 26th ult., a portion of the Anglo-Turko- Austrian squadron appeared under the walls of Said, which it bombarded from eleven o'clock, a.m. until four in the afternoon. The town was then carried by the troops landed from the ships, and the British flag hoisted on the ramparts. The steamer Castor recei- ved on board the French, the Maronites, monks, and other persons resident in the town, who were placed under the protection of France. Every point of the Syrian coast, with the exception of Beyrout and St. Jean d'Acre, was in the possession of the Allies, who had likewise taken a strong position within two miles of Beyrout, where they had entrenched themselves. Ibrahim and Soliman Pacha were waiting until the bad weather compelled the blockading forces to quit the coast, in order to attack the Allied troops in their positions. The Viceroy appeared satisfied. To- wards the close of September, he published a firman, exempting the Syrian mountaineers from the con- scription, and promising to free from the payment of taxes during their life, all those who should enter the army of Ibrahim. Mehemet Ali had ordered several ships of the line to sail out and give battle to the two English ships Asia and Revenge, cruising off Alex- andria, but was advised to the contrary by M. Coche- let, the French Consul, and countermanded that order. Some differences had arisen between the Egyptian and Turkish seamen at Alexandria blood had flowed, and several arrests had taken place. On the evening of the 13th inst., the steamer Me- teore sailed from Toulon to Alexandria, with des- patches from the French Government to the French Consul-General, M. Cochelet. Of their import nothing was known, but it was supposed that they recom- mended the greatest moderation on the part of the Pacha. EXPRESS FROM PARIS. (From a Second Edition of the Morning Post.) At a late hour in Paris on Tuesday afternoon it was rumoured that the Queen Regent in attempting to de- part from Valencia had been arrested. We are enabled to give a positive contradiction to this report. The Queen has arrived safely in France, at Port Vendres, and was at Perpignan. It was also reported that the draught of the speech from the Throne was couched in such strong lan- guage that the King of the French had refused to sanction it. It was added, therefore, that a Minis- terial crisis was probable before the meeting of the Chambers. Our Correspondent, on the other hand, expresses confidentially the opinion that the King would most certainly take no steps to break up the Cabinet himself, but would leave that task to the deci- sion of the Deputies. It is now ascertained that the list of a new Ministry, composed of the Doctrinaires the 221,"and members of the ex-Soult Cabinet, is in readiness, should the emergency arrive. PREPARATIONS FOR WAR. The War-office has issued orders for preparing 4,800 sets of harness and 600 saddles for the waggon train. At Calais the forts are being mounted with cannon several pieces have been placed on the Fort Pouge, and a battery is about to be raised near Fort de Risban, as well as other points of the coast. Im- portant works have already been begun at Fort Nieully and other land fortifications. About 80,000f. have been allowed for their expenses. The islands of St. Marcouf, off the coast of the Manche, are having their defensive works mounted with cannon, and have been garrisoned by a detatchment of infan- try from Cherbourg.