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MISOJ3IJLANEOU3. ADVICB TO INVALIDS. Few persons to whom medi- cines arc prescribed consider the infinite importance of obtaining th sa of the purest and best quality, whence they are often greatly disappointed, if not seriously in- jured- This remark applies very forcibly to a remedial gnt of wonderful efliuasy—Cod Liver Oil-whioll, when of the right kind quality, rarelv fails in pro- during the most beneficial results. Numerous kinds and varieties, however, are indiscriminately supplied with different and uncertain efFeeLs and for this reWn Dr. do Jongh'a Lijjht-Brown Cod Liver Oil is now Renenj lv recommended by the Faculty, on account of its u-i -ul y oii tc.-cotint of its U-,i. fjnn purity and unvarying excellence. This has been noticed, in the most favourable manner, by many emi- nent Phvsicana, aaiorjrrst whom miy be mentioned D-' C.wan, Senior Pl.ysi.-ian to the Royal Berkshire lIos- j.ital, wno expresses himself in the following trms:- .1 Dr. Cowan is glad to find that tho Profession has some reasonable guarantee for a genuine article. The material now s,ld varies in almost every establishment where it i, purchased, and a tendency to prefer a colourless and tasteless Oil, if not counteracted, will ultimately jeopar- dise the reputation of an unquestionably valuable addi- tion t1 the Materia M èdia. Dr. Cowan wishes Dr. de Jongh every success in his meritorious undertiiking." A BOY SHOT BY HIS FATHER.—Mr White, coroner, held an inquest at Irnham, on the ICth inst on the body of John Searson, son, of Mr J. Searson, firm- er, of Aulby. Mr Searson deposed as follows — I was in Buluy 11 ill AV ood with my son, and deceased and another younger sin, aged six, named Frederick on Thursday last, the 14th instant, between three and four p m and was holding a, loaded double-barrelled gun in my right hand. I held it almost parallel with the ground, with the muzzle inclined towards the ground All of a sudden I heard the report of a gun, but did not know it was from the gun I had in my hand, till I saw the deceased turn round and say, « Oh, father," and then I saw he was shot. I exclaimed, "Oh, how could it have happened r" and Frederick, who was a very little behind me to my right, said, "I turned the gun father." At that time Frederick had some young rabbits on a stick. I was not aware that the gun had gone off, and had not felt thd pressure on the gun. The discharge of the gun was all in the calf of deceased's leg, and he fell down immediately. I called to Perkins. a camekeeper. and be came to me, and we got a horse and cart and I brought home deceased myself. I sent for medical aid. Deceased became very faint and weak. The medical men said the limb must be amputated, and that was the only chance cf saving his life. An amputation took place accordingly, and deceased sunk and died soon after about an hour—about a little before ten p.m. William Perkins, of Irnham, gamekeeper, said I was in Bulby Hall Wood on Thursday afternoon. John Foot, a game- keeper, gave John Searson his gun, and he and his two sons left me in the wood, and yent homewards. I soon after heard a report of a gun and an unusual ncise. I thereupon ran to the place the noise came from, and found deceased lying on the ground, shot through the left leg, and bleediug. The child seemed fainting and I got some water for him. Mr Searson said he did not know how it happened. I sent for the doctor. The father tied up the wounded leg as well as he could. Mr William Hart, Corby, surgeon, said About four o'elock last Thursday Mr Collingwood and I saw deceased at Mr John Pearsons Bulby. His left leg was completely smashed to pieces by a gun shot wound. On observing the nature of th(- case, I sent for another medical man from Bourn. Mr Bryne attended, and we ail three agreed that amputation of the leg above the knfe Was the only chance to save deceased's life. It was accord- ingly done under chloroform, about seven, p.m., stimu- lants having been previously applied. At first after the operation he seemed to rally a little, but he soon began to sink, and at length died about half-past niiii. I believe the shock from the injury from the gunshot and collapse were the cause of death. The jury fuund that the "de- ceased was accidentally and by misfortune shot and kill- ed by a gun which his father was carrying."— Notting- hain Journal. LRFE; I:i INDTA.-A most daring dacoity and robbery were perpetrated last Sunday night at Cautpady, the Vellore Railway station, distant about four miles from the Cantonment, by a gang of about 150 persons. They it- tacked the house of Mr Paton and carried off, it is said, about 50,000 rupees. 100 of the rascals, supplied well with stones, formed themselves into a ring, whilst the remainder were sent in to seize the treasure; a peon, who made some resistance, was wounded but so well were their plans laid that the whole of the money was carried off in a few minutes. The Collector, Mr Sullivan, had gone out to investigate the business. This is the second robbery that has been successfully accomplished near Vellore at the expense of the railway; but the booty on the first occasion was on 3,000 rupees, when Mr Webs- ter was attacked and nearly killed. The largo amount of treasure now lost only arrived at Cautpady on Friday night or Saturday morning; and this leads to the sus- picion that some persons at Madras must have given no- tice of its intended despatch, for otherwise 150 ill dis- posed men could hardly have been collected so som to- gether. Their information too must have been good, for the Fusiliers had only just left, and a wing of the 48th F. I. did not arrive at Vellore until Monday morning.- Madras Spectator, March 16. WEDDING IN A DEATH CHAMBER.—A correspondent writing from the West Union, on the North Western Virginia Railroad, says that a Wedding recently took place in a death chamber, at Spring-Hill, near that place. Mr Qirrand Miss Ripley were married while the father of the lady was lying a corpse. It appears that the day had been set for the wedding to take place. Mr ltipley was suffering from consumption, and expired on that morning at six o'clock. Thj groom proposed to put it off a few weeks, but the bride insisted on its taking place immediately. The wedding accordingly took place at nine o'clock, over the corpse of her father, --Veic York Independent. Mu BRIGHT AT BIRMINGHAM.- In addressing his con- stituents lately at Birmingham, Mr Bright made the fol- lowing observation en the prospect of war. "Another great subject to which our chairman has referred is the question of peace or war. (Hear, hear.) I need not tell you that I am no friend of war. (Loud cheers.) At a time when I thought many of you were mistaken— and I still think so-when there was frenzy, and pride, and arrogance abroad throughout the minds of the Eng- lish p jople—I condemned the war ns unnecessary and unjust. (Cheers.) I made sacrifices for my opinions and my convictions. I would rather luve retired into j private life for ever than that one word or vote of mine should have contribute 1, in the remotest degree, t) the sacrifice of one single life on behalf of the question in- volved in that (,in te.,t -in(I n w, when a war is appar- ently on the point of commencing with regard to matters in dispute in It-ilv, I say that the people of England have no kind of interest whatever in that war, except the general interest they have in human welfare gene- raliy in all parts of the world. (Tiemendous cheering.) I hold that that Minister who shall send abroad one single English soldier or employ on single English ship in that contest to sacrifice English blood—I hold him to be a traitor to his Queen and country, and my tnot resolute opposition shall lie given to any step which shall appear to lead to such an unhappy conclusion. (L,-)tid and continued cheering.)" THE TIUIOIDK or A YOUNG LADY AT MARGATE.—An inquest was held on Saturday evening, by Mr G. Thom- son, coroner for the district, upon the body of Miss Blakemore, the young lady who committed suicide on Thursday evening by throwing herself from Margate jetty There have been rumours of domestic differences which it is supposed might have led the deceased to self destruction, but it now appears that the act must be at- tributed to a disordered brain. The unfortunate young lady, who was stated to be but seventeen years of age, had at various times, and at about three months ago, exhibited such strangeness of manner as to excite seri- ous apprehensions among her friends. Evidence to this effect having been adduced, the jury, after a brief con- sultation, returned a verdict of temporary insanity. DETERMINED CHASE CAPTURE.—A son of the Green Isle, who has been working for some time in the neigh- bourhood of Alyth, became enamoured of his landlady, the wife of a carter, with whom he bad ben lodging for some time post. On Monday week he succeeded in en- ticing her to elope with him. The poor carter, on re- turning from his work, found his mate flown, and in- stantly gave chase, tracing the couple to Coupar-Angas but having lost all traces of them there, he was advised to try the Perth road, and soon recovered the trail of the fugitives. He wisely procured a strong reinforcement of our fun loving juveniles, and succeeded in capturing his faithless spouse at the woods of Redstone. Paddy, on seeing the game was up, tcok to the woods, leaving the frail fair one to her fate. She was conducted back in triumph amidst the cheers and shouts of the party, who seemed to enjoy exceedingly their night's Esport.-Tereh Courier. THE TORY CORRUPTION FUND.A Liberal" writes —There is no manner of doubt that the Tories have rais- ed a very large fund to influence the elections—as much it is said, as £ 60,000, It is on a knowledge of the exis- tence of such funds that a great part of the electoral cor- ruption of the kingdom is based. If a Tory candidate go to Sir W. Jolliffe or Colonel Taylor, either will give him an estimate of the cost of an election at every venal borough in the kingdom. The candidate hesitates to go to the expensc i an offer of L500 or 21,000 assistance out of this common fund is made by the "managers;" and overcomes his economical scruples, and down goes the candidate to spend as much money of his own as he obtains from the Carlton joint-stock purse, to which, as Sir James Graham says, Lord Derby has given so pro- fusely. This Tory Fund of XGD,000 or of whatever lar- ger sum, will lead to double or treble an expenditure, chiefly applied to the corruption of the borough consti- tuencies of the kingdoiii. At Bridgewater-venal Bridge- water-the tory candidates are said to have taken down £ 5,000. and the late liberal members will, it is feared, have little more to do than to collect materials to upset their election on petition. At Berwick-on-Tweed, the secretary of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is believed to bu liberally "assisted." At Bristol the J-ory candi- date, not a rich man by any means, is prepared for a largo expenditure. And so on at the other boroughs—at l'oole, at Weymouth, at Rochester, at Harwich, at Der- by. Elsewhere other resources are relied on. At Bath a new baronet is said to have undertaken the payment of the Tory candidate's expcn3C. In South Durham, an Irish lord, whose wife lately came into a large estate, contributes according to local belief, chiefly to the Tory candidates' outlay, in the hope, or on the promise, of getting an English peerage. The steamer Panther, with the Calcutta and China ma? arnved at Marseilles at 8 a.m. on Tuesday > the mails left for London at ten-afty hours' quarantine. ? Mon? day being the biithday of her Royal High- neM the I nncess Ahce, second daughter of her most gra- cious Majesty, the natal anniversary was observed with unusual demonstrations of loyalty and respect. Her royal highness haa attained her 16th year, being bom in 1843. THE UUTRN AND THK .r,.l1'rt.ori.i. 1 certain circles connected with the Imperial Court that the highest persons in England who have written very recently to the Emperor of the French, to the effect that, in consequence of the conduct of Austria, in breaking off negotiations and sending the perempiory to Turin, that Power has put an end to all sympathy hitherto felt for her, and that his Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French !iti; now their sympathy. I do not pretend to quote the words, but merely the sub- stance of the letter. Tw,) ENGLISH also Wa-3 mted for its whittles even in the time of Chaucer, as it now g ives steel to all the world—the blsde to the Briton for his heef. and the savage for his long pi-4 —-to the red Indian for scalpintr a foe, and the civilised American for solving a difficulty "—to the brigand for cutting a throat, the sailor his tobacco, the priest his sacramen:al bread. Cne great branch of Sheffield's industry in these days consists in the manufacture of that mys'crious ar- ticle of feminine appirel which is used to give the fe- rn il e form, its full development and endow it with the essential business. Sheffield thrives on the new fash- ion, which almost mikes up to it for the decline in the tomahawk business consequent on the evangeliz ition of Polynesia. Halifax is another of the old industrial towns, now hardly able to hold its own against its younger rivals. Jt is noted as the lat- est parish in England, and otherwise by its name of terror to thieves. "From Hell. Ilull, and Halifax, good Lord deliver us," was part of the ancient thieves itany the last being dreaded the most for its blclody law, by which felons taken within the liberty, either haneJ-habcnd, backberand, or coiifessani," as to any commodity of the value of thirteen pence half-penny, were liable to be beheaded within three days by a spe- cies of guillotine. Not the least important of the manu- ufactoring towns is B itley, the chief seat of that great latter-day staple of England—shoddy. This is the fa- mous rag capital, the tatter metropolis, whither every beggar in Europe sends his cist of clothes to be made into sham Broadcloth for cheap gentility. Of moth- eatea, and old worsted stockings this is the last desti- nation. Reduced to filament and a greasy pulp by mighty-toothed cylinders, the much vexed fabrics re- enter life in the most brilliant f)rms-from solid Pilot cloth to silky mohair and glossiest Tweed Thus the tail coat rejected by the Irish peasant, the gaberdine too foul for the Polish beggar, are turned again to shining uses, re-appearing, it may lie, iu the lustrous paletot or the sporting dandy, the delicate riding habit of the Bel- gravian belle, or the sad-sleek garment of her confessor. Westminster Revieiv. THE WAR QUESTION.—A "Justice of the peace writing to an Edinburgh paper, says" It is now said that a Continental war is certain. The fruits of our absurd, illogical, heathenish principle, that the best way to avoid war is to be prepared for it.' are now be- ginning to be reaped. Do we act upon this principle in any other transaction ? If we wish to be sober do we lay in an enormous supply of whiskey ? The best way to avoid drinking is to have plenty of whiskey in the house.' This maxim is equally logical with the very old one, so fondly quoted by whoremongers, and which well become the heathen who originally uttered it, which is quite inappropriate in losic, and ridiculously out of place in Christian morals. When Richard Cob- den and John Bright many years ago warned the com- munity of the absurdity of this maxim, and logically showed its inevitable results, they wore scouted and de- t l .(, 3r Ni-ore sc:outed anil (11 nounced as enemies to their country, and mankind but how (dearly has every prediction of theirs been fulfilled The ferocious shyers who grin at each other from both sides of the Tieitio will find, when it is, alas I too late, that the use of physical force in the attempted acquisi- ti n of freedom or power invariably induces a propor- tionate reaction and had they possessed t'leir souls in patience, and created a moral power thoughout Europe, many years would not have elapsed before their highest aims would have boon accomplished. It must be clear, it appears to me, that no sane man will dream of con- verting into a European war what only ought to be a war in Europe. I consider that no war can be properly designated a European war unless Britain is engaged in it. The man or Minister who would en«-a«-e Britain in this war ought to be impeached. We have, ns a nation, no earthly concern in it. Let them fight till, like the Kilkenny cats, they leave nothing but their tail., but Britain must stand calmly, though not uuin- terestedly by. It has been said that we may be forced into the war. We can only be forced into it by an attack upon us. There is not much chance of that for many a-day. Do not fight, however, till then. Tho millions we have already spent in bloodshed have not given us a particle of real glory; the thousands—only thousands- we have spent in the cause of peace, commerce, and education, have placed us at the head of the nations of the world. I have no confidence in tho present peddling Government, neither have I in any Government whose principles—not professions-are.' of the I best-way-to- avoid war, &c. style, but whose principles are not in the direction of peace, and who could logically and truly say 'that the best way t > avoid war is to be prepared for —* what ?-' peace,' of course Until the Government is opened to your Cobdens, Brights, and Gibsons, an everlasting anxiety on matters of war will pervade this country; millions of hearts made miserable, and civiliza- tion, religion, and commerce unspeakably retarded." A PEACE PERORATION.—In a speech delivered by rr. Bright at the Birmingham, Town Hall, on Monday the hon gentleman in alluding to the threatening aspect of the war question concluded as follows :—" I can remain in the House of Commons 1 can do my duty with such energy and capacity as have been bestowed on me. Or I can leave the II.mse of Commons I can return to my own domestic enjoyments, and to what were at one time commercial and manufacturing pursuits. But there is one thing I cannot do, and that is to sit tame- ly by and see intriguing placeholders or intriguing place hunters, gradually, bit by bit, by blunders, by tricks here, by crime yonder, step, drift, slide, as it were, into the terrific abyss which yawns below us. (Cheers.) I value the blood, I the sweat, I value the com- fort, the lives, the homes, the happiness of the people of this country. (Renewed appUuse.) Xever, for one single moment, at the behest of power, or at the call of popular clamour, shall any man be able to charge me with being an accessory to a policy which would sacrifice the happiness of the common people on the altar of sanguinary war. (Great cheering, which lasted seveial minutes.) A WEALTHY BEGGAR.—At the Liverpool police court on Saturday, a man named Thomas Farrell, all in tat- ter, was brought up charged with begging in Poiuton- street. The officer who took him into custody sail that on searching him he found concealed beneath his shirt six sovereigns, six shillings, and sixpence in coppers, and he had since heard that Farrell was very well off, and had plenty of money laid by. Mr Preston sent Far- rell to gaol for two months' hard lab )ur, the expense of his board, &c., to be deducted from the money found upon him. Is LOIlD PALMKKSTON AN IRISHMAN ?—The question has been often asked, but never decidedly answered, whether Lord Palmerston is an Irishman ?" When Mr Fitstephen French complained that there was no Irishman in Lord Aberdeen's Cabinet, Sir James Gra- ham cried, Lord Palmerston." In his traits of charac- ter there are certainly many qualities which arc com- monly associated with Irish bloed. His bantering on the gravest questions, his joviality, his courage with too much of bl'ister, his defiant air, the strong personal spirit which enters into his politics, the rapid transitions between his moods of storm and sunshine, his enjoy- ment of "rows," his lavish kindness to his political de- pendants, his peculiar mode of using public patronage, his liking for a political 11 tail," his incassant hospitality, his recklessness about petty conventions, his biting mockery of all formalists, his rollicking tone even when the game ha.; gone against him, his matchless stock of assurance polished into brazen brilliancy, and the ease with which he makes himself at home with all sorts of characters, reveal the nature of the best type of an Irish- man. In many points his personal deportment is strong- ly suggestive of nil Irishman. The personification of pleasantry and pugnacity is thoroughly seen in Lord Palmerston. The way, &lso, in which through his par- liamentary career, he has been accustomed to call a mem- ber of Parliament, not of his connection with whom he has little intimacy, 4 my honourable friend' is very Irish. In addressing the Speaker, Lord Palmerston re- peatedly uses 4 Sir' just like an Irishman—Maddi/n's Chiefs of Parties. THE FOREIGN OFFlc1t-In the ministerial explana- tions consequent upon the adverse vote of the House of I Commons cn the Reform question, much stress was laid by the ministerial leaders upon the absolute necessity of Lord Malmesbury remaining at the Foreign Office as a potent reason for their taking the step they 6id- Of course, without intending to detract from Lord Malmes- bury's abilities, it must be confessed that this statement excited all but universal surprise. People were not pre- pared to recognise in Lord Malmesbury a statesman of such vast proportions; but it will throw a little light on the subject, as far as our readers aro concerned, when they are told that, though the Earl of Malmeshury is nominally the Foreign Secretary, the statesman who guides, governs, and directs the policy of the Foreign Office in the important question of peace or war now agitating Europe is Loid Derby himself, and not Lord Mdlmesbtiry. There is not a despatch received at all bearing on this subject that is not at once forwarded to the Premier and it is his mind and his will that is ex- pressed in the answer, though transcribed by the Foreign Secretary. After the despatch has been written it is forwarded to Lord Derby for his final approval before it is sent to its destination. When Lord Palmerston or Lord Clarendon were at the Foreign Office, they really were the Secretaries of State but at present, and as far as the Italian question is concerned, the Earl of Derby is the actual and real Foreign Minister.—Court Journal. A LONG-LOST HUSBAND, AND How HE WAS FOUND. —A romance of real life occurred in the streets of our city on Tuesday last. Some years ago a labouring man named William Carruthers, deserted his wife and left the parish of Cummertress, in Scotland, to maintain her and two children. Search was mudo for him, but to no purpose, and from that day till last Tuesday he was seen by neither kindred nor acquaintance of long stand- ing. This week, however, the eannio Scots- woman came from Moffat to Carlisle. She was wandering down Botchergate, little thinking of the past, when her eye fell on a face and figure she had not seen for many a day Going up to him, she stretched out her hands in astonish- ment, and exclaimed, "En I Wully, is that you ? It was Wully sure enough, dumbfouudcred and transfixed by the strange apparition of hi,- deserted wife. A police- man was at hand, and man and wife were taken to the police office. It there transpired that the deserter had another wife and two children in Carlisle —the eldest being five years of age. The second wif was brought to the police office also; and the mutual recriminations which took place was not of the pleasantest kind. The man was glad to escape from the trouble ho had brought upon himself and was taken to Dumfries prison. His parting worda were, that he knew ho would be punish- ed, but that at the end of his imprisonment he would I gfofc to tho Esminer.

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