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Mr. Manley Smith, of the Midland circuit, is the new master in the Court of Queen's Bench. The second reading of Mt. Baines's bill for extending the franchise in boroughs is fixed for May 3. Signor Mazzini's letters to Pope Pius IX. on the encyclical letter has reached a second edition. The King of the Belgians has decided on dismantling the fortifications of Ostend, which were constructed in 1445 and 1583. A Yankee has just taught ducks to swim in hot water, and with such success that they lay boiled eggs. Mr. E. L. Betts, of Preston Hall, Kent, a member of the firm of Peto, Betts, and Co., is a candidate for Maid- stone in the Conservative interest. Why ought you never to lend anything to a strict Roman Catholic? Because what is lent to him, he keeps.-Pullch. It is said that an increase is about to be made in the number of German troops stationed in the Duchies. On the 2nd inst., a Government steamer sunk near Cairo, United States, and 20 soldiers, besides womenand children, lost their Jives. Lord Bloomfield, British Ambassador at Vienna, has arrived at the Austrian capital at the expiration of hK leave of absence. The Chester Courant says that Mr. P. S. Humberston has announced his intention not to offer himself as a candidate to represent that city in the next Parlia- ment. The Daily Telegraph says that a free pardon will be extended to Pelizzioni as regards the murder for which he has been condemned, but the prisoner will be imme- diately put upon his trial on a charge of stabbing the potman of the house where the affray took place. At the Lewes assizes, on Wednesday, a lady named Grant, the widow of an officer killed in Delhi during the Indian mutiny, was charged with arson. It was alleged that she had set fire to a house in Brighton which she was just leaving. The case occupied a long time. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, which was received with a burst of applause. While unpacking a bale of Chinese cotton at Bacup, the other day, the men so employed discovered two gold coins, one about tht size of a threepenny-piece, and the other smaller, with holes punched through them, wrap- ped up in a piece of rag. Many silver pieces have also been found amongst this kind of cotton, and a curious sheet of Chinese characters printed on a sort of straw paper, carefully folded, was found in a bale at Bacup last week. A rather singular trial for manslaughter has taken place in Sligo. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased, who was a very poor man, went to the prisoner for medical advice, and was bled by him. The opera- tion was very unskilfully performed, however, the artery being divided. A fit of coughing came on, the bandage came off, and the poor patient bled to death. It was proved that the intention of the prisoner had been sim- ple kindness, and that he had refused any payment for his services, but he was found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment—a punish- ment which some may think rather severe for what was, after all, an accident. MODERN MISAPPROPRIATIONS.—A very slight atten- tion to the meaning of words would preserve us from making infusioits-of roses, of sage, or other herbs and still more absurd, of beef into teas, but such kitchen errors are little worth noting. Far more offensive is absprd polysllabic affectation by which all sorts, kinds, and classes Lave become idegcriptions of things. This barbarism, which it would be amusing to attempt to translate into any civilised language, smacks strongly of man-millinery, -and was probably invented by one of those persuasive orators who declaim to the ladies from behind their counters on muslins, silks, and ribbons. Let it return to the shop whence it came. Polite euphemism, the source of so many moral as well all phi- lological misnomers, has introduced the practice of em- ploying the word limited in the sense of small or scanty. Its chief use was to stand as a screen before two things of which no honest man ought to be ashamed—poverty and school-keeping. Limited incomes-as if even the most enormous ones were unlimited—and limited num- bers of pupils were mincingly prattled of. While this contemptible fashion was still a novelty, a man of learn- ing, wit, and spirit, was thus condescendingly addressed on his introduction to a commercial Croesus of mean mind and silken phrase, I believe, Mr you have a itminray for young gentlemen I keep a boys' school, sir." A limited number, I presume." No, all's fish that womes to my net.Lucy Aikin's Me- moirt.