LLINELLAU I A gyfansoddwyd wrth edryph ar osodiad Carreg 8ylfaen Eglwyø Goffadwriaethol Denn Cotton, yn Uppar Bangor, Mebefin 29. Egiwysvdd newyddion, rhai heirdd, s. gyfodwyd, Ytgojiun cyfleus i'rgenvdl se/ydlwyd. Trwy lafur diflino y DICAK Ali gyleillion Yo casglu defnyddiau yn gywlr a ffyddlon Y cwyniou na. wy(ldai, fei euwiliai hwynt allaa, Nid oedd hunanoldeb yn unol a'i anian, Ond fel adeiladydd a i law ar ei Drowel, Ei ben a ogwyddodd, a hunodd yn davrel: Ac heddvw eyflawnir dymuniad ei galon, Yn Jubiii newydd i r Upper Bangorion. Sain din a moliant hyfryd iawn. Wrth borth Merch Sion heddyw gawa, Wrtl. neled gwraig tonaMig Ion Fel Zorobabel gr ein bron, Yo gosod Oirreg Sylfaen grèf, I gysegr lor, ei bi-eswyl Ef. Trwy'i Yspryd Sanctaidd yn cia rnysg, Er cael vsprydol dduwiol ddysg, A'r adail hon tra pery'r byd Yn Uotfadwriaeth bydd o hyd Am Mr. Cotton y Deon da," A'i dduwiol fuchedd, y parha. A boed bemlitbion rif y dail rr wraig foneddig heb ei hail, Sel Mrs. PKICE ° Fryn-y-mor; Haelionus iawn at achos lor, 'Eiddunwn oil & Uafar 10f, I roi'r gogoniant iddo Ef; 'Ithwn, a'i femUthion a barha Ar holl amcanion dyuioo dA. MACWT MOH. I
Our library gable. I MUSICAL AND PERSONAL EKCOLLBCTIONS DURING HALP-A-CKNTUR.Y. By Henry Phillips. Two vols. London: Charles J. Skeet, King Wiliam-atreet, Charing Cross. The writer of the volumes now before us is one of the English School of musicians who has done much to ad- vance its fame and sustain its character. For some years in the latter part of the first-half of the present century, the orchestra of no concert or musical festival was con- sidered complete, if Henry Phillips was not one of its principal vooaliits; and although he has now retired from that position, he is still vividly remembered by his sur- viving contemporaries, who who will read these "Recol- lections of the past with considerable interest. Oar great vocalist was born on the 31st of August, 1801; and is now, therefore, in his 63rd year. Born to a fortune," he was penniless before five years of age." His father, Richard Phillips, a barrister, preferred the stage to his profession; and married Miss Barnett, a handsome, bright-eyed little lady, of Hebrew and German extraction," in 1800, at St. Paul's, in Covent Garden; and soon after lost all his fortune, by venturing upon management. He purchased a circuit," says his IOU, in Wales, which included Swansea, Merthyr, Bre- con,Carmarthen, &c., where in a marvellously short space of time, he managed to run through all his property, even to some rows of houses in Euston Road, London. The "Adam and Eve," and a number of dwellings on each side, wouhl, but for this mishap, have belonged to me (until of late years they bore our name), but now the once rich heir was a houseless child." The loss of property led to the breaking up the circuit; and, in 1809, his father accepted an engagement at Harrogate, in Yorkshire: but not in the York Circuit," then held by the celebrated but eccentric Tate Wilkinson. At Harrogate young Phillips was instructed by his father in declamation, made to read Sterne and Milton and grounded in the rudiments of Latin." But he had scanty lessons and few opportunities of improvement. As money was needful,—instigated by the success of Young Betty, his parents appear to have entertained the idea of bringing Master Henry Phillips forward as a Roscius. But he would neither act, dance, nor tumble; he could, however, sing, having an excellent voice, very high, clear and flexible, and had sang many songs before he could speak plainly, which were taught him by his mo- ther," who had been an apprenticed pupil to Dr. Hook, the father of Theodore Hook, and the Dean of Worces- ter and the musical conductor and composer at Vanx- hall Gardens,—some years before the popularity of that ooce famed establishment sunk to the nadir. His sing- ing propensities settled the question; and it was arrang- ed that he should make his debut in." the Bay of Biscay," which he was to sing in character." Unfortunately there was no sailor's jacket in the wardrobe of the Company small enough for him and the ingenious tailor of the establishment, sewed up the little tail of his jacket behind, so as to make it into a round one; and as this constituted a hump, he was cautioned to be very careful not to turn round, and shew it to the audience. In this attire he made his debut; and he thus describes thid important event in his life,-lie being in his !)th year. The play over, there I stood in nervous excite- ment, paiuted and plumed for the task. The scene was set art open sen—painted on the back of some other scene, where the wood work was more prominent than the water, and an unmistakable evidence of a street door appeared in the middle of the oeean. All was ready tingle went the bell, up went the curtain, and the glorious orchestra, which consisted of two fiddles and a German flute, struck op the symphony. As I strutted on in the midst of a flash of lightning,—which electric effect was produced by a candle and a large pepper-pod, filled with the dangerous elements, while somebody tthook something behind the scenes with the intention of inducing weak-minded people to believe it was thun- der ;—my reception was very flattering, a storm of ap- plause before the curtain, seemed to strike awe into the storm behind, and I began my theme—' Loud roared the dreadful thunder; pointing my finger towards the left hand side of the stage, as if the storm came from that direction—which unfortunately it did iiot-it was a little oversight. At the termination I was again loudly applauded. The whole company shook hands with me, all the ladies kissed me, and, in fact, I was the great lion of the evening." Henry Phillips had many years of struggling,-first as a singer in choruses, for which he used to obtain 5s. a night; and this partially failing, he cultivated a taste he had for drawing and colouring. "My ambition ever soaring," he writes, ray brain never still, I visited all uorte of coach houses, stable yards, cow-houses, pig- styes, &c-, to make drawings of anything I could find, that had form and colour,, arranging little groups that bad something like originality about them and having got together a tolerable collection, I put my port-folio under my arm, and entering London by Piccadilly," (his father then lived in Chelsea Common), went into the first shop I came to, at the corner of Sackville-street, which looked a very likely place for my object." He, however, could find no purchasers; so he returned home: drew a mimlier of tapes across the sitting-room window, to which he pinned his pictures, varying from Is. to Id. each and soon effected sales. At that time, Rudolph Ackerman was publishing some of those coloured pano- ramas, which first made his fame in England, A person connected with his establishment was attracted by the youthful Henry's display, and offered biut an engagement to colour engravings. He accepted it; and, he lells IU, "iK tiut wlouriog he laboured eight and tea bouri a day, for nearly two years; and frequently earned from 30s. to ?2 a week, which not only contributed triweh M i the comfort and support of his family, but also e?MM him to purchase cheap copies of the songs of Haydn, and Mozart, from which he commenced his study of the great niastora.Ifi,.i was indeed a pursuit taf mu- sical knowledge under difficulties. He had been articled to several teachers, but had never had a good master; and had no instrument. A laundress, however, who had in her younger days been a dancer and chorus- singer at some of the London theatre made his ac- quaintance, through a really elaborate drawing of a laundress's drying-ground," which he had displayed in his window. She possessed a very consumptive piano- forte, with very thin legs, one pedal, and a register of nearly five octaves," to which she allowed him constant access. He then limited his colouring to six hours a day and passed all the rest at the piauo-forte. It is true," he confesses, he had not much voice, you might almost say, not any but there peeped, every now and then, a sort of evidence of its coming." He persevered, and it did come. We, who lived when he was in his youth, know how well. Mr. Broadhurst was his princi- pal teacher; and the first engagements at which he dis- tinguished himself, were dinner parties, lie shared his fees with his master, whilst the term for which he was articled to him continued; and he says-" I received from my first engagement, three guineas, £ 1 1 Is. 6d. of which was to be mine. I cannot express the joy I felt when I placed that sum in the Russell Savings Bank, at Bloomsbury; neither can I express the pride with which I strutted home, conscious of having tome money in the Bank. Mr. Phillips does not give us the year of this memorable event i and, indeed, the absence of dates is the great fault of his book. About this time, he had an interview with Charles Kemble, Sir Henry Bishop's Law of Java was brought out at Covent Garden, when Mr. Keinble was lessee and manager. It was opened with the celebrated gleo and chorus of Mynheer Vandunk," written for Mr. Goul- den, alto, Mr. l'yne, tenor, and Mr. Phillips, baritone,— the understanding of the latter with Mr Broadhurst he- ing, that he was to sing a few nights gratuitously, with the offer of an engagement, if he was approved. Time went on; no otrer came Broadhurst did not interfere, and losing all patience, Phillips resolved to set the ques- tion at rest himself. He then relates the result: The next morning I went to the theatre, and desired to speak to Mr. Charles Itemble. The theatrical Gold-stick-in- Waiting delivered my message, and, afer a due lapse of time, ushered me into the presence. There sat Mr. Kemble, in managerial pride, in a dingy, dusky, dark room, lolling in a great arm-char, behind a huge baiza-covered table, strewed with letters, play-bills, posters, all in seeming confusion. he ex- claimed, in a half-negligent tone, what may be your business 1' I wish to speak to you in reference to the ee I sing in the Opera.'—' Well,' he .tked, what do you want ?'An engagement,'I said.An engage- ment,' he echoed, laughingly; 'and what to do?'— I A nvthing,' I NY hat do expect to receive ?'— 'Anything,' was still my answer; 'say two gtlinta. a ueek.'—'What!' exclaimed his majesty; two guineas? Why, sir, you are not worth two shillings; they can't hear you over the third row in the pit.' Indeed!' I replied; then I wish you good morning. Stop hallooed Kemble you'll sing the glee to'nighti'No! If I do, I'm what you induced me to represent myself --a Dutchro-tn '-Away I hastened from the building, and never beheld his face again until a few years had passed, when he sought my services at £40 a week." Phillips's first engagement in which he distinguished himself, was at Bath—again the year omitted; and there he was fortunately engaged in a few representa- tions of Italian operas, for which arrangements had been made with Signor de Begnis, for which a second basB was required. This was, he says, a great opportunity for him, and raised him immensely in the musical world, in fact, placed him above all the young baritones of the day." Mr. John Loder,—apparently in the same year,-aIBo engaged him for one of his grand concerts, given at the Assembly Room, Bath, when M rs Salmon, Miss Stephens, and Mr. Braham were to sing. On that oc- casion, Braham listened unknown to the youthful aspi- rant, to his efforts, and at the close complimented him, saying, "if he were industrious he would be sure to rise." At the same time taking him aside, he imparted to him in the kindest manner, the theory and secret of musical declamation: which," adds Mr. Phillips, I need scarcely say, I never forgot." Soon after, he was engaged as one of the principal singers in the Messiah," performed at the opening of a new church at Clifton, Sir George Smart was the conductor, and he was very reluctant to engage a young man as principal bass." H owever, after hearing him in private, he consented- saying: he had been much pleased and surprised, and would be his [Phillips's] friend, as long as he lived." This he has been and the Recollections" are dedicat- ed to the worthy veteran. The vocalist's career, however, was far from plain sailing. His voice was not fully formed, he was ner- vous, and sometimes forgot himself. He had also to en- counter opposition, as Braham had forewarned him. In London,—a^ain no date-he won laurels in Sir John Stephenson's oratorio of the Thanksgiving," which led to an offer of an engagement from Charles Kemble, at Covent Garden, to play Artabanei, with Miss Paton, Madame Vestris, and Mr. Braham. He accepted it: his weak voice, and his nervousness were prejudicial; he was hooted, hissed, and groaned at, in his first song; and the next morning, in the placards of the newspapers was this dreadful announcement:—' Mr. H. Phillips's total failure at Covent Garden, last night. However, he fulfilled his engagement, and soon after made a hit, in the Drinking Song in the Der Freyschutz," at the Lyceum; though in that Opera, be was hissed at first. He ultimately made the song, however, one of the great features of the Opera, being nightly and enthusiastically encored. His engagement, a year or two after, at the Ancient Concerts," at ten guineas a night, was the crowning point of his career. My position was now," he writes, (with health) firm as a rock; all my thanks, and gratitude are due to Sir George Smart; for had I lacked the sound judgment of his wise experience, I should, probably, never have risen, as, by his aid, I did." A few years after this period, Mr. Phillips's fame de- clined; and although he always maintained a fair posi- tion, he failed to hold the first. He was induced to make a musical tour to the United States and Canada; which though successful in some towns, was, on the whole a failure. After his return to England, with that excellent English musician, J. W. Hobbs, he sang for several years at the feasts and festivals of the London companies, and with Mr. Land, Hobbs, Francis, Lockey, Mrs. Endershon and Miss Martha Williams, formed the English Glee and Madrigal Union," which only continued through two or three seasons. His voice failing, he gave up public singing; and closed his ca- reer as a vocalist, at a farewell concert, given at St. James's Hall, London, on the 25th of July, 1863; at which his musical brethren and sisters rallied round him with more than ordinary kindness. At this concert, he tells us, he first introduced his daughters Florence and Alice,—the only allusion we have to his family. The former has retired from the profession; the latter has a pure and extraordinary contralto voice and he hopes she will preserve his name in the annals of the musical world. Air. Phillips teaches the art in which he once so much excelled, residing at Birmingham, and travelling weekly between that town and the metropolis, to attend to his pupils at both places. He closes his Recollec- tions,"with a slight tribute to some of those brother and sister artistes he has known in his career; and we close our notice of his volumes, with what he says of the legi- timate heir to Braham's glorious throne—the present inimitable tenor, Sims Reeves," He is, says Mr. Phillips, An artist, who has seen much of the vicissitudes of his profession, much of its difficulties and annoyances, strugglesanddisappointments: butwho, havingheroically suffered them all, now stands the greatest tenor of the day. In criticising the merits of a vocalist, nothing is to me more unfair or invidious than comparisons with others let each artist rest upon his own merits, and not be condemned because he has possibly not the power or the liking to execute some one particular piece of music as well, as grandly, or as clearly as his predecessor. That Mr. Ileeves is far superior in many things, to those who have gone before him, I have no hesitation in say- ing. I would merely instance two things, which I have heard Mr. Reeves siug, far superior in tone, style, and declamation to any one who has preceded him in my tiuie,-viz.; 'WafCher, angels, to the skies,' and liow vain is man.' Mr. Sims Reeves is a great artist; but in expressing my humble opinion of one man, it must not, for a moment be thought, that I am condemning others. We have many tenors, and as many peculiar qualities in each, some having a gift for one style of song, others for another, and all in their way exceedingly effective." Books and Periodicals for Review to be sent to W. C. Stafford, Esq., No. 79, (late No. 4) York Road, Lam- beth, S., our London agent for the literary department of the ChronicU.
FASHIONS FOR JULY. I Rarely has greater taste been displayed than in the manufacture of the organdie muslins, mousselines de soie, Pompadour silks, and foulards, now so much worn. The last-named material seems as if it would never be out of favour; we see it at all times and seasons, but the plain ones, which were so much in fashion a few months ago, are now replaced by the most elegant and luxuriant designs. Some are entirely covered with pat- terns, lattice-work, leaves, and flowers; others only spotted, or with hair stripes; while those intended for more full dress, and for married ladies, have only one pattern in each breadth—a large bunch of flowers and ribbons decreasing in width towards the waist. With these dresses are worn silk sashes of the same colour as the foundation of the dress, and embroidered or printed to match the pattern on the skirt. Muslin dresses are generally of the same patterns as the foulards, but are covered with some very small pat- tern checks, spots, or stripes. Moirds or thick taffetas have disappeared, but we trust will return in the autumn. For less dressy wear, the popehnes, Llamas, and poils de chere or mohair, are much in favour—in fact, anything of the Llama kind is in the ascendant. Llama or yac lace seems quite to have taken its stand on an equality with the other more expensive and less durable laces. Pique dresses are much worn with mantlss of the same, and are mostly with pretty designs in black wool- len braid fur the convenience of wasuing, and with pois of orochet in black in grain cotton. Many morning-dresses of piqué and similar materials are trimmed with tatting, and rather coarse cotton, or white braiding and crochet. This crochet trimming is not like the edgings that used to be worn, but is formed of ovals and circles, so made as to imitate passemen- terie. White dresses are much worn, in all suitable ma- terials. Jf of musliti, they are generally trimmed wilh in-grain coloured muslin in flounces or plaitings; the dress can then be washed without removing the trim- ming. These garnitures are generally accompanied by black lace insertion, which need be only slightly tacked on, as it is of course necessary to remove them when the dress is washed. Narrow black velvets are still a very fashionable trim- ming, especially for young ladies. I The Llama or mohair dresses printed in imitation of braiding have become very common. This style is still in favour for petticoats for morning wear. The coloured petticoats aro extremely handsome, and ywy ncUy Wame4. Xàe Dmt bAbL?a of these Me of white alpaca, trimmed to correspond with the dress with which they are intended to be worn. In many cases this petticoat, if meant to accompany an open skirt, is very handsomely trimmed on the front breadth. Many dresses are made in this way for indoor or car. rtare wear. The underskirt just touches the ground. Muslin or thin dresses are worn over coloured taria- ?ne.. This has a very pretty and aerial effect, and u infinitely more economical than ailkshps. rh MQie?a of these thin dresses are made high or low; if the former, with a low lining. Plain on the shoulders, and shfehtly fulled at the waist. The neck is cut with a very small square in this is a lace drawn to the throat by narrow black velvet When these bodies are made low, they are accompanied by a pélerine of the same, square, or crossed in front with long ends, fastened behind. Many thin dresses have a pattern printed on them, to imitate revere, ribbons, sashes, &c. In this case, the dress requires no other trimming than the ornament thus simulated. White bodies are very much worn, and with them corselets of silk, or the same material as the skirt, when this is practicable. The Garibaldi bodies, hanging loose over the skirt, have entirely disappeared from the world of fashion. They are now made without any running or band at the waist, so that they can be arranged to fit the wearer, and the skirt is placed over them. Ruches-decidedly the most elegant trimming ever introduced- are as much in favour as ever. They are generally pinked or frayed at the edges, and made very full. Bugles, whether white or black, are exceedingly fashionable. They are, of course, only suitable to rather dressy toilettes. Sewn in patterns on strips of net, they make a very handsome insertion. Bugle frings are much used on silk dresses, mantles, or bonnets, If made in white, they form a very elegant ornament for ball dresses, as heading to lace flounces or tulle ruclung. Shawls do not seem quite so much in favour for dress wear as formerly. In their place we see the Silk half- fitting mantle with lace flounces, or the camail of lace. Nevertheless, many lace shawls are worn by ladies of unquestioned taste-in fact, so graceful and becoming is this form of covering that we doubt its ever being quite superseded. The silk paletots intended for toilettes de visite are made with three seams down the back, nearly fitting to the Igure, and with a deep flounce of lace, headed by drop buttons or bugle tiitnming. The sleeves are wide at the elbow, and small at the wrist. They have rovers and Epaulettes of passementerie. Morning dresses are generally made with a mantle of the same, either paletot or circular cape. We have seen some of the former made without sleeves, so as to allow the sleeves of the body to pass through the armhole, and so serve a double purpose. Though we mention this make, we cannot say we admire it, as it gives a stingy and rather untidy appearance. China crape shawls, of a light maize coiour, embroi- dered in black, and surrounded with deep guipure trim- mings, have made a great sensation this season. Bonnets have materially altered in shape, dress bon- nete being made with a small puffing of tulle in lieu of the enrtain. The hair is worn below this, anil a flower or bow of tulle placet! at the edge of the bonuet so as to fall on the hair. These bonnets are very narrow at the sides, showing much of the face, and are not so high as those worn lately, In fact, the fete bonnets look more like caps than anything else. These are only intended for dejeuners, wedding, or morning coucerts. Those for walking wear are very much less pretentious, and more like those we have been wearing lately. Hats now worn are much the same shape as those seen last month. The most dressy ones are rather high in the brim and narrow at the sides, slightly drooping back and front. These are trimmed with flowers, fruit, or feathers. If made of rice straw or crinoline, they are lined with silk of the same colour its the ornaments. Sometimes the feathers or trimmings are placed slightly drooping over the front. The fashion of wearing glass ornaments in the hats is, we are happy to say, rapidly disappearing. It never met with our approbation, though we have mentioned it among other novelties. Bonnets or hats are seldom seen now unaccompanied by the small veil called loup." This is generally edged with chenille or bugle fringle. Above this is placed an insertion, through which is run a zero black velvet to draw the veil round the face, if required. These veils are made of tulle, plain or spotted.
TALHAIARN ANNUITY FUND. The London Committee of the above fund met at the London Tavern, on Thursday, the 23rd ultimo, Howell Morgan, Esq., High Sheriff of Merioneth, in the chair. After the preliminary business of the evening, the Chairman called upon the Treasurer for a statement of the amount of the fund. William Jones, Esq. (Gwrgant), read a statement pre- pared by the honorary secretary, from which it appeared that the amount of X375 2s. 6d. was promised, and partly paid, subject to deductions for incidental expenses. This sum, when the subject was duly considered, was but nmall; and he had anticipated greater success in- deed, he would not give in until they had collected £500. His first letter was written on the 23rd of Octo- ber last year, and he could never forget the noble res- ponse which followed. In running his eye down the list, he felt proud of his country, and its nobility, foe the appreciation of a National Poet, and an excellent man pjrvaded the country from the highest to the low- est. What he wanted to see now were the contributions of the bulk—the mass; where was Liverpool ? where Manchester ? where Birmingham ? where every large town in the kingdom, where W elshmeu resided, and loved a national, loyal, and patriotic poet—for Talhaiaru was eminently so. An earnest appeal to the country, he had no doubt, would speedily accomplish all they wished, and Talhaiarn mignt soon rejoice in the posses- sion of a substantial token of the love and affection of his countrymen, including the noblest and the best of them. (Cheert.) For his own part, he regretted his pro- fessional engagements were such that he could not de- vote much time to the work and he knew that his friend Cadvan had his hands full in his responsible posi- tion. Considering all these things, they had done tolera- bly well; but he trusted the committee would go with him for £ 500, and no surrender. (Cheers.) Brinley Richards, Esq., congratulated the committee upon the result of their labours, and heartily endorsed the Treasurer's suggestion of holding on for £ 500. They must not take less. There was plenty of ground to work in. Only 150 subscribers he was surprised. Better open a shilling subscription than .give iu now. Griffith Jarrett, Esq., said he was quite ready to take any portion of the labours, rather than anything less than jEoOO be realized; for he felt every confidence that it could be accomplished, and that I very shortly. Thomas Hamer, Esq., would invite the co-operation of country friends, and form local committees in the chief towns through the country. He felt confident the people only wanted an opportunity to record their love for Talhaiarn. Mr. Hugh Williams [Cadvan] felt much gratified at the unanimity of the committee, and was confident the views of their excellent treasurer would be carried out in their integrity. 1500 was not a large sum. The 150 had done nobly; let 1,500 give only a shilling each, and I the work was done. He would suggest an immediate appeal to the country, and a request that all sub- scriptions be paid in; so that, before next October, they might congratulate themselves upon having accomplished a good year's work. The Chairman, in conclusion, expressed the gratifica- tion he had experienced at that meeting. Although not a resident in London, they had honoured him by placing him in the chair, and he confessed that his heart was in the work as deep as any of theirs. He had no doubt they would soon have to meet at the ''Presenta- tion." [Cheers.] A vote of thanks to the Chairman concluded the j proceedings.
da During last week 17 wrecks were reported, making » total of 897 for the present year. The strike of the edge-tool forgers of Sheffield, which has extended over five weeks, hits been brought to a termination by the unconditional submission of the men. The act fixing the duties on fire ini-nrances 0f stock-in-trade and utensils at Is. 6d. per £ 100, instead of 3s. as previously, came into operation on Saturday last. A woman at Clay Cross recently set fire to her hus- band's clothing because he bad gone home drunk. He was BO seriously burnt that she was taken in custody and remanded. Mr. Hall, chief magistrate at Bow-street, London, has retired after 25 years' service. Mr. Henry, second nla- gistrate at the court, will be appointed to Mr. Hall's place, and Mr. F. Flowers, recorder of Stanford, win succeed Mr. Henry. In a damp old church in oue of the South Lancashire towns a number of toads were found living under the organ. No wonder that one of the native congregation remarked that they sang "T'oud 'undert" (toad under it) nearly every Sunday. A story is told iu Baltimore by a gentleman who W31 recently in Richmond that the Southern President waj asked in his presence how soon he thought the war would end. Placing his hand upon the head of a litthl boy, not five years of age, Mr. Davis replied, Xot till this child is an old man." The Boston Post says that Miss Belle Boyd, the fa- mous rebel spy, captured on board the British steamer Greyhound, of Wilmington, North Carolina, is row hi Boston. During the attack upon the Greyhound, Miss Boyd came on deck, took a seat on a bale of cotton, and I quietly sat fanning herself and watching the explosion of the shells. A letter from Cayenne states that the famous Girauo of Gatebourse, whose talent in counterfeiting Bank of France notes was so notorious, escaped on the 8th Sept. last from that settlement, where he was undergoing UJ. punishment of hard labour for life. A Ilighlauder named Hugh Main, formerly a lock- keeper on the Aberdeeh and Invernry Canal, died at Aberdeen on Tuesday, at the age of 103 years. He re- tained all his faculties unimpaired to the last, and was walking about within a few days of Iiis death.—Edin- burgh Courant, A widow, occupying a large house in a fashionable quarter of London, sent for a wealthy solicitor to make her will, by which she disposed of between 150,000 and £ 60,000. He proposed soon after, was accepted, and found himself the happy htubaud of ;t penniless ad. ventures. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. Owen Daviet Tudor, of the Middle Temple. barrititer-at-law, to he a registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy for the Birmingham district, in the room of Mr. Charles Waterfield, who, after upwards of 20 years' service, hM been allowed to retire on account of permanent infirmity. A large block of buildings four stories in height, and occupied partly by Messrs. Scott and Whi'.taker rag and paper merchants, and partly by Mr. W Rhodes, white, smith and bellhanger [to whom they belonged], in Wade- street, Bradford, was burnt down early on Saturday morning. At a low computatieu the entire loss of pro- perty cannot be less than £ 8,000. Lady Gertrude Douglas, daughter of the Marchioness of Queensbury, has taken the white veil, and is now at the convent at Hammersmith. At the ceremony, which took place a few days ago, the young nun appeared in a bridal dress of white satin, with a bouquet in her hand. After a time she retired, and appeared in a dress of white serge, having renounced the vanities of the world. Court Journal. On Saturday week a girl from the neighbourhood of Thurso was brought to Wick in custody. on the charge of having forged and uttered a bill for 1:70 at ope of the banks in Thurso. The girl is not yet far through her teens, and it is excected she has had one or more accom- plices. Meanwhile she has been fully committed on the charge. She also attempted to pass a forged bill for zCI90 on another bank in Thurso.—John O'Groai Journal. The King of Prussia lately sent a silver trumpet to Prince Frederic Charles, recommending him to make a present of it to the regiment which displayed the great- est bravery in the assault on Duppe!. In an harangue made by the prince to the 35th regiment of the line, he declared that all the regiments had valiantly distin- guished themselves, but that the 35th was the bravest of the brave, and consequently the trumpet of honour belonged to it by right. DIVORCE CASE.—The case of Horsfall v. llorsfall was heard in the Divorce Court, London, on Saturday last. The marriage took place at Harrogate, in 1850. The husband soon afterwards obtained a situation in a merchant's office, at Liverpool. In October, 1852, he deserted his wife, and she was obliged to return to her family at Carlisle, and has since lived with them. The husband, who is an idle, drunken man, has been living at Bradford with another woman, by whom he has had children. He has, from time to time, visited Carlisle, and endeavoured to obtain money from the petitioner, and also to obtain possession of the only child of the marriage, who was born shortly after the se- paration.—Decree nisi granted with coats, and the custody of the child given to the petitioner until further order. OUTRAGE BY BRICKMAKPIIS.- Early on Saturday morning last, a party of brickmakers visited Mr. A. Ashworth's brickcroft, situated behind the Infantry Barracks, in Regent-road, and destroyed about 90,000 bricks. The bricks were wet from the mould, and were on the drying floors. I hen were seen by a man who is in the habit of sleeping near the kilns, and who can identify two of the parties. The men drew stockings over their clogs, so as to prevent their footprints being recognised, and then walked up and down the drying floors, stamping upon and destroying all the bricks. The bricks being in an unfinished state, the damage caused is comparatively trifling, only amcuntiug to about JC50. What makes the outrage more extraordi- nary is that Mr. Ashworth employs a large number of men connected with the union, and is also an employer generally respected by his workmen. Mandefter Guitrdwn. DANGEROUS CONDITION OF HEEXAN.—Among the most serious sufferers from the recent railway aecident at Kgham is John C. Heenan, the Benecia Boy. It aP- pears that Heenan looked through his carriage wiu<l"W when the first alarm was given, and fiuding a collision inevitable, jumped on to the platform as the train was moving, and falling heavily, injured hiaspiue so severely that he has suffered from a continuous Kuccession of tits ever since. His own doctor (Mr. Clark) and the com- pany's surgeon (Dr. Solly) have been in constant atten- dance upon him yince the accident, and from eight o'clock on Sunday night until eight o'clock on Monday night he was never left by his medical men, as he no sooner recovered from one fit than a more violent uufc succeeded, Heenan, according to the latest inouinM, was better, but is at present confined to his bed. Heenan has been most unfortunate since his arrival in this country, and this last diaater is the crowning u1Í.- fortune of his English career.—Sun. THE PRUSSIAN ORDKB Of LOUIsE,-Some foreign journals have remarked, within the last few day! on her Majesty having worn the decoration of this order upon a recent State occasion. The very existence ot such an order is scarcely known in England, The fol- lowing sketch of its history is from Sir Bernard liurke's Book of Orders:" —"This order was founded on the 3rd August, 1814, and is a decoration of services ren- dered by womelt in the hospitals, and otherw ise, to the wounded and sick military in the war of 1813 and 1814. The badge is a small gold cross with black enamel' The middle of both sides is enamelled sky blue, and contains on the obverse the letter L, with a wreath of stars round it, and on the reverse the cyphers 1813 and 1814. The order is worn upon the left breast, suspen- ded by the white ribbon of the Iron Cross, and fastened by a bow. It was presented equally to single or mar- ried females, Prussians by birth or naturalisation. Tho number was limited to 100. The chapter was composed of four larlies-the Countess Arnim, the wives of lisigiii- lowsky and of Welper (merchant), and, fiually, of the widow of the statuary Eben—under the presidency of the Queen." "MANHATTAN" IS TROUBLE,—"Manhattan," the New York correspondent of the Morning Herald, writes un- der of June 14th :—"My last letter informed you of an appointment at eleven o'clock with Major-General ])i1, the commander on this station. He was punctual to the appointment. He is a fine, gentlemanly old man of 70 and odd years. He remembered me as Mr. Calhoun* old private secretary. I cannot narrate all that took place; but the general laboured under the impression that I was the incarnation of all that was bad in the Southern Confederacy. It was of no use my Celling him that I was for the Union, He did not seem to believe it. He honoured me by saying that both ambassadors (Dayton and Adams) thought I did more injury to the cause of America than any other man could do. He said he waa in favour of arbitrary arrests in my c;ise "7 that he would stop these letters in future- -that the past he would leave to the President—that he would send those papers (file of Standard,) to the President, and await his decision—whether to send me to Fort La* fayette or Richmond. We shall know the decision by Wednesday, June 15th. If he agrees with General Dix, this is the last letter you get from me, iin, less I am sent to Richmond. It will probalAY me both Mr. Mason And Slidell laugh at the idea of sending me to Richmond, If the President xloea tbM. I will l oontinue my letteri. I believe at Fort LAWAkw thero M uo writing paper.• • vt
EVENING AND NIGHT. The gaudy (lay declines o'er hill and (lale 'Mid gorgeous etoudt the golden ann goes down The shades of evening stretuh along the vale, O'er hill and cot, o'er hamlet, tower and town. Soft twilight fall on all the region round The turret-owl now takes his dusky nigbt The beetle wheels around with booming sound The bat flits by low starting to the light. The flocks reciii bent, new forget to roam The lark, dateading, drops into her nest; To the dun wootl the crows come cawing home, And one by one the rooks return to rest. The weary woodman as the stari appear, From toil returning homeward tunes his Jay; The rustic from the plough unyokes the steer, And o'.r the uplands whistling wends his way. In lone chnrchvard the hard now musing pours, l) er tombs and epitaphs and mouidoring uriii,- The deiin of perjured swain he there deplores, Or timeless death of hapless maiden mourns. "Now fade the village spire and distant hill; A deeper shade the woods and fields assume ffugh,(t are the folds and rural sounds are still: The cottage taper twinkles through the gloom The moon is riien! In cloudless skies serene- She sheds her light on isles and realms unknown Through the blue heaven she rides Night's radiant Queen, With glittering stars attendant on her throne. High in the Armament her course she steers, A beauteous "world of shining crysnlite," Or. in her patl as onward she career*. Soine fairiile floating In a sea of ligtit. "Tis silent all '-save where is heard, sublime, The cataract s hoarse dash, or ocean's swell. Save where the pilgrim counts the solemn chime Of ttirret .cloci, and convent's vesper bell. Or, whore the nightingale pours forth her song, From myrtle-boughs, where glancing moonbeams play; Lorn minstrel bird wild warbling. loud and long, Charming night's ear with mollifluous lay, How grand the midnight sceio its wide display. Its tranquil depths, and sound pervading power! Fair Nature's hushed, as if she aluraborous> lay, And guardian spirits watched her waking kour. May 18th, WW. ZSTA. I
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A PEW PLAIN HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON I TEACHING THE EIWMSH LANGUAGE IN I (WELSH) COUNTRY SCHOOLS. BY JAMES JONES. [Continued.] CHAPTER VIII.—TRANSLATING. EXERCISE 9. Sicrhaodd i mi fed yr auifail yn y cae. lie assured me that the beast was in the field. Sicrhaodd i mi fod snifail yn y cae, He assured me that there was a beast in the field. He assured me that a beast was in the field. Sicrhaodd i mi mai anifail oedd yn y cae. He assured me (that) it was a beast that was in the field. Sicrhaodd i mi nad yn y cae yr oedd yr anifail. He assured me (that) it was not in the field that the beast was. Sicrhaodd t mi nad snifail oedd yn y cae. He assured me (that) it was not a beast that was in the field. Sicrhaodd i mi nad yr anifail oedd yn y ca& He assured me (that) it was not the beast that was in the field. Dywedir wrthyf fod y llywydd yn gloff. Dywedir wrthyf mai y llywydd sydd yn gloff. Yr wyf wedi cael fy hyspysu nad y llywydd sydd yn gloff. Cyhoeddwyd yn ddiweddar fod eisiau llawer o weithwyr ar Mr. Wil- liams. (It. was recentty announced that Air. Williams is in want of a great many workmen.) Clywais mai nid wrth ddychwelyd y syrthiodd Mr. Davies oddiar ei geffyl. Mae efe yn ddyn ieuanc myfyrgar yr olwg, He is a young man of studious looks (appearance). Yr oedd hi yn ddynes sarug yr olwg. Y mae efe yn wr ieuanc parchus yr olwg. Y mae Jane yn un Mn iawn ei chalon. Edward yw y mwyaf diwyd o'rddau. Edward is the more diligent of the two. O'r ddau, y saer yw y mwyaf celfyddgar. Jane yw yr harddaf o'r ddwy. David yw y mwyaf siriol o'r ddau. O'r ddau, Griffith yw y mwyaf diuiweid. Edward yw y mwyaf yatyfnig o'r ddau. Dyma yr eneth, mam yr hon oedd ar y ffordd. This is the girl, whoae mother was on the road. Ni fedr efe symud gan ddiogi. lie cannot stir for laziness. Ni fyddwn ni ddim gwell o gloddio yma. We shall not be any better for digging here. I KXERCISE 10. I Negative Assertions. Ni welodd John neb yno. John saw nobody there. John did not see anybody there. Ni wna efe ddim dros neb. He will not do anything for anyone. Ni wnaf fi ddim allan o le byth etto. I will do nothing wrong again. I will never do anything wrong again. Nid oedd Balbus i'w weled yn un man. Balbus was to be seen nowhere. Balbus was not to be seen anywhere. Nid yw eich tad byth gartref. Your father is never at home. Nid wyf wedi gweled dim allan o le yn ymddygiad y bachgen. I have seen nothing wrong in the boy's conduct. Ni welodd Arthur neb yn curo'r anifail. Dywed y cardotyn nad yw efe wedi cael dim bwyd heddyw. Ni wna John ddim mo'r tro. Ni ddaeth Arthur ddim yma etto. Ni fu neb yn son dim wrthyf fi am yr esgidiau. Y mae Balbus wedi gwneuthur y fath niweid i'r ci fel na fydd yn alluog i gerdded dim am rai (lyddiau. Ni fwriadodd efe ddim i'ch niweidio. Ni8 gall neb fod yn rhy ddiwyd gyda gwaith da (no one can, &-c.) Na cham- arferwch ddim o'ch dylanwad. Nid oadd neb yn adwaen fy nghefnder. Ni wneuthum i ddim i'w erbyn. Nid yw Jane byth yn anghofus. Nid wyf fi ddim yn beio neb. Na wna ddim gwaith. Correct- I did not do nothing to him. John will not try to do no work. He has never done nothing for me. John did not see nobody abune the animal, Balbus was not to be found nowhere. I have not seen nothing good in the boy's conduct. Your father is not able to do no good with the servant. When I entered the house, I did not see nobody nowhere. I EXERCISE 11. I Affirmative sentences—with, two Negatives. Nid yw David yn foddlon i gwblhau y gwaith am ddim. David is not willing to complete the work for nothing. Ni oedd y gwas yn ewyllysgar i gario y sypyn i'r orgaf am ddim. The servant was not willing to carry the parcel to the station for nothing. Nid yw y swyddog wedi addaw gwylio y lie am ddim. The officer has not promised to watch the place for no- thing. Y mae wedi penderfynu na fydd iddo weithredu am ddim. Ni wnaeth efe ddim am ddim i mi erioed. Nid yw William yn debyg o wasanaethu dim ychwaneg am ddim. Yr pedd John wedi dywedyd na wnae efe ysgrif- enu y Ilythyr am ddim. I beg respectfully to inform you that it is not my in- tention to attend upon you for nothing. John told me he would not walk ten miles for nothing. The carrier was not willing to take the trunk to the station for no- thing. The watchmaker said he would not clean the watch for nothing. I EXERCISE 12, The man being diligent is amassing money. As the man is diligent he is amassing money. Gan fod y dyn yn ddiwyd y mae yn casglu arian. The river being deep could not be crossed. The wren being a very small bird does not require a large nest. The mountain being in a state of inactivity at the time, was crossed with safety. Being attentive to his business, our friend gets on most successfully. Robert being ab- sent in Palestine, did not succeed his father on the throne. My sister being ill, the doctor was sent for this morning. The weither being favorable, our friends sailed on the 1st September. The weather being un- favorable, very few strangers visited this part of the country last summer. Gan ei fod yu ddyfal-barhaus, y mae efe yn dyfod yn y blaen. Gan fod y llyn yn arw, nid aeth fy nghefnder i'r ewch. Ar weithredoedd ei wadu y maent, gan fod yn ffiaidd. Ac yntau heb fod yn ddiwyd, nid yw yn debyg yr erys ef yn hir yn ei le. Gan fod ei gyfan- soddiad yu wan, nid yw yn ddichouadwy iddo ddarllen llawer. I EXEBCISE 13. Mae Manchester yn tldinas ag iddi boblogaeth fawr. Manchester is a city having a large population. Mae Lloegr yn wlad ag iddi lawer o afonydd. Mae Scotland yn wlad ag iddi lawer o fynyddoedd. A chan- ddynt lyfrau, medr y plant barotoi eu gwersi erbyn y font. A chanddo lawer o gyfoeth, medr fod yn hael- ionus. A chenym iechyd ac angenrheidiau bywyd, fe ddylem fod yn foddlon. A chanddo gyfleusderau i ddi- wyllio ei feddwl, dylai eu defnyddio i fantaia. Havipg great riches, he can afford to be generous. Having no perseverance, my brother cannot succeed in any undertaking Having no engagement this evening, I shall be happy to assist you. Having health and other earthly comforts, we should be content and thankful. Having a great deal of work to do this evening, I cannot accompany you. Promiscuous— Yr oedd John am gadw'r arian a'r gyllell. John wanted to keep the money and the knife. Mae David Jones yn myned i'r calch. David Jones is going to fetch lime. Dyn mawr oedd y gof; gwr mawr yw Lee. The blacksmith was a big man; Lee is a great man. Fe gododd Jane gyda'r wawr. Jane rose at the dawn of day. Mae genyf olwg fawr ar fy wyr. I think much of my grandson. Nid oes ol bwyd ar fochau yr eneth. The girl's cheeks do not praise the cupboard. BXEBCISE 14. Mae David wedi myned i'r farchnad gan gymeryd ei blant gydag ef. David has gone to the market, taking hii children with him. Rhedodd fy nhad ar ol y dyhiryn gan obeithio ei or- ddiwes yn fllan, Derbyniodd fy nhad lythyr heddyw yn ei orchymyn i anfon y sypyn i'r orsaf gyda'r cyfleu cyntaf. David a ddringodd y mynydd dan wylo. Drin"- odd t Dafydd y. mynydd dan wylo. Rhedodd y bachgen adref dan lefain. Mi a glywais lef yn dywedyd,-Dianc am dy einioes. Y bachgen a redodd adref dan lefain (crio). Terfynaf y tro hwn, gan obeithio eich bod chwi oil yn iach a chysurus. Hearing you were unwell, I came to see you. Re. flecting on the dangers and disasters he had already experienced on the seas, he resolved to proceed on land. He despatched a letter to the king and queen, informing them of his arrival. Just then he heard a noise in the hedge, and looking over it he saw Tom creeping stoal- thily along the ditch. The weather promising to be fine, we have been induced to remain another day. Promiscuous— Mi fynaf fyoed adref er eich gwaethaf. I will go home in spite of you. Mae cloffni ar y ceffyl. The horse is lame. Observe the nominative absolute. The Latlni smployed are ablative, and the Greeks a genitiro cue. Let both the participial and adverbial forms, whenever prac- tiaibie, lie IIie4 by the cbildrtll18 trmtatlng ffelih. Nid on dim Uun arno, drttan I He does not thrive, poor fellow I Nid oes dim Uun gweithiwr arno. He does not look likc, workman. I Un da yw John am ddysgu ar dafod lefferyihl. Johu is a good one for learning by heart. John is a good one for committing to memory. I EXERCISE 15. I Ar ol esgeuluso-Havitig neglected. Gwedi eigeulttgo-Hsving neglected. Gan el fod wedi esgeulo-As he has, or eitttte he has, neglected. -Having neglected. Gwedi eBgeuluso ei wersi, ni fedr ef ddarllen. Ar ol ystyried y matter yr oedd y gweinittog o'r un farn a chwi. Gwedi gwastraffu o honi ei haitan, hi a in farw mewn eisiau, Yn gymaint a'i fod ef wedi esgeuluso ei wersi, caiffei anfon o'r ysgol. Ar ol i m ddnngo y mynydd, ni a orohwysasom am ddwy awr. Gan fod y milwr wedi taro ei gapten, efe a gaiff ei gospi. Y pryfyn wedi canu o hono ei gan o fuddugoliaeth, a ehedodd ymaitli yn chwim. As Henry has walked seven miles he must feel tired. Having read the book, he returned it to the library. Henry having walked seven miles came home very tired. Having taken off his coat, he jumped into the river. The horse having leaped over the ditch, hurt one of his fore legs. The slave having shut the gates of the city went to bed. Mr. Martyn, having ascertained the general opinion respecting the translation of the New Testament, commenced another version in the Persian language. Corinth was threatened with des- truction for having given a haughty reception to the a'm- bassadors. Mi a fynaf fyned i'r dref ) Determination. I will go to the town ) e ernuna lon, Efallai yr af i'r dref 1 FuturitJy. Perhaps I shall go to the town IFuturity. Chwi a gewch fyned i'r dref) P You 6haU go to the town ) Efallai yr ant i'r dref FuturityJ. Perhaps they will go to the town I Futunty. Hwy a gautfyned i'r dref ) p???,;?. They shall go to the town ) ermlSl!lOn, Ti a gei weithio, fy machgen i ) Thou shalt work, my boy ? Compulsion. Thou must work, my boy ) Mae arnaf eisiau i chwi roddi glo ar y tan. I want you to put coal on the fire. I EXERCISE 16. I Gwedi iddo gael ei holi efe a anfonwyd o'r ynys. Having been examined he was sent from the island. After he bad been examined he waa sent from the island. Gwedi iddynt gael eu dwyn o flaen yr ynadon a'u holi, hwy a anfonwyd i garchar. Gwedi eu harwain allan, hi»y a anfonwyd ymaith yn ddioed. Gan ei bod hi wedi eichamdrin yn arw, penderfynwyd iddi gael ei chy- meryd i'r ysbytty. Y wraig, wedi cael o honi ei chys- tuddio yn drwm am lawer o fisoedd, a fu farw yn ddi- symwfch boreu dydd Llun. Having been materially assisted in the work, I am now able to proceed with it myself. The young man left his situation a few days since, his master having been plunged into pecuniary difficulties. Saul reigned forty years, when, having been defeated in a battle with the Philistines, he threw himself on his sword and died. We retired to rest very early, having been much fatigued by our long journey. My brother's term of apprentice- ship having expired, he left the shop on Tuesday last. I EXERCISE 17. Gan yr hyspysir fi eich bod chwi yn fachgen da, yr wyf yn bwriadu edrych am le i chwi. Being informed that you are a good boy, I intend to look for a situation for you. (As I am informed, &c Adverbial.) Gan y dywedir wrthyf fod y lie yn wag, yr wyf am gynyg am dano. Gan yr hyspysir Jane inai ei brawd William yw y darllenwr goreu, y mae hi am roddi anrheg iddo. Gan yr arweinir ni i gredu fod yr antur- iaeth yn un llawn o ganlyniadau drwg, yr ydym wedi penderfynu ei rhoadi i fynu. Gan y bliner fy nhad gan gryd cymylau, y mae yn analluog i gerdded i'r dref. The man being encouraged to proceed, set about the work in earnest. The clock not being wound, cannot go. Harold being shot, perished in the field of battle. My explanation being deemed satisfactory, I have nothing more to explain. The horse being disabled can be of no service to me. [The participial clauses may be changed into adverbial accessory sentences.] Driven by the wind and rain, my brother Buffered much. Filled with divine charity, they distributed their substance to the poor. He lived beloved, and died much regretted. The ship, overladen with goods and damaged by the storm, sank in the waves. So de- livered, so guided, and so governed, the people proceeded on their journey. Driven by persecution from Jeru- salem, Philip was directed to go to the city of Sa- maria. I EXERCISE 18. Yr oedd Demosthenes yn hoff o glywed Plato. Demosthenes was fond of hearing Plato. Mae John yn hoff o gynilo arian. Mae Rarey yn fedrus mewn dofi ceffylau. Y mae John yn fwy hoff o wario arian nag o ddysgu ei lyfr. Y mae y rhan fwyaf o drigolion y byd yn cael eu bywioliaeth trwy weithio. Y mae'r plentyn yn dyfod yn ysgolhaig trwy ddarllen ac aatudio. Y mae rhai plant yn esgeulueo pob cyfleus- dra o wella eu meddwl. Chwi a fedrweh gael allan y gwir drwy ofyn i'r capten yr hwn oedd yn bresenol. Y mae efe yn ddigon cynefiu a gweithio. Yr oedd y Rhufeiniaid yn hoff o ryfela. In going home he met with an accident. You will be able to arrive at the truth by enquiring of the captain, who was an eye-witness. Two of the boys obtained prizes for proficiency in reading. I entirely despair of ever finding my watch. Without suffering me to wait long, my old friend came down in his nightcap and Blip- pers. He was condemned for taking bribes. The boy was yestesdav brought before the magistrates on a charge of robbing his employer. r Seize every opportunity of practising virtue. In the times of Cicero, the Gauls retained the barbarous custom of sacrificing men. EXERCISE 19. Correct the following sentences The courage of Peter in confront the magistrates forms a perfect contrast to his timidity in deny his master. Three of the pupils obtained prizes tor read and write. In return home, ho met with a serious ac- cident. His heart was delighted with the prospect of to see his brother. The grace of God acts very variously in convert Binners. In look for his knife he found a purse contain some silver. Last Sunday our minister gave us a beautiful description of St. Paul's manner of to preach. The custom of the Jews in allow any of their countrymen to exhort in their synagogues gave the apostle an easy opportunity of preach to the Thessa- lonians. I am so far from praise that I can scarcely restrain myself from call you a betrayer of your country. (To be continued)
UNION SOLDIERS POISONED IN VIRGINIA BY A RBEEL WOMA.K.-Privitte S. N. Ellsworth, of Company K, 1st New Jersey Volunteers, furnishes the following item to a newspaper correspondent with the army of General Meade, in Virginia. The charge of poisoning our men has heretofore been made against women in the rebel States. This case is substantiated by the essential par- ticulars of names, date, and place :—On Thursday, the 29th May, at a farm house near the Pamunky river, in Virginia, seven soldiers belonging to the 1st New Jersey Volunteers partook of some hot mince pie offered them by an old woman who pretended to be very friendly. She professed to be a pious woman, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Shortly after eating the pie, the men were seized with the symptoms attendant upon poisoning by arsenic. The stomach pump was ap- plied by Dr. Mott, of the 1st New Jersey Volunteers, and Dr. Hendricks, of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers. The contents of the stomachs were analysed, and in all of them arsenic was found. The men had been over- dosed. None are dead, but all are disabled for duty up to the present time. Ellsworth was one of the poisoned men,-New York Tribune. PHOTOGRAPHIC LITKRATURE.—It will be seen, by re- ference to our advertising columns, that THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTGRAPHY will in future be published at 2, York Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C., and will also be published Weekly instead of semi-monthly' M heretofore. This Journal is now in the eleventh year of iN existence—a fact which, it may be presumed, shows the large amount of public favour that has attended its progress. Iu the larger sphere of usefulness which will be ensured by its publication in its weekly form in the Me- tropolis, even a larger amount of success than had hither- to been attained by this old-established organ of photo- graphic art-acieace may reasonably be looked for.