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- on ded [de] satisfaction. The other, of a placable [applicable] dis- Cong To AT URDA [UREA] Y, NO V EMBEF [EMBER] 4 16, 1850. 3 OBI USION [UNION] OF Tox 5 monn [mon] wHOo [who] IS MY NEIGHBOUR dental, and tenn [ten] that the circumstance was acci- [acct- accident] The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park is mame [name] ve -Scorou [Score] Prisonzns, [Prison] 1651.-Heath's [W.-Heath's] Chronicle briefly THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN. A THREE-DECKER BLOWN UP aT It is he wh that satisfaction ample apology representing old memories. Its rapid p seta [seat] eg Stink or notices these unhappy men, driven like a herd of Itis [Its] sometimes said that the social habits of a people CONSTANTINOPLE genet, eke ta, would nut bw spp [pp] a ened, [end] dat [at] Gude [Guide] ofthe [of the] pl ald [al] Wo sere aioe [air] Get; ea oe ani [an] eae [ear] ote [ot] Lets trom [from] 78 5 9 Tr, Wo no appeased, of Pandemonium, e ed fi M. 3 merc [mere and sent in to the sti [st] ns On 0 especially, a catastrophe, the blowing up of the Capitan Pasha's whose aching head, or burning brow, and finding he could not provoke the other to a conflict first. grea [great] rom Mammon's foundry, the The most graphic account, however, is given in plea of this nature is often recorded. Without attempt- [attempted] fla [la] gshi [gash] 4 th tructi [tract] ly all on board, to Thy soothing hand may press. Grew up his robes, unsheathed his cattan, [cotton] and finished stake t 2 which iis [is] mane ve nee The Another Victory in Lancashire, &e., 4to, [to] 1651, from ing to follow the argument in its usual eourse [course] the nunber [number] of 900 or eee [see] oe V The fullest par- [path] cThy [thy] neighbour Tis Is] the fainting poor hon Ts in the prescribed mode. As a point of ground reminds us of Solomon's T ole rought [rough] to the which the parts pessesaing [possessing] local interest were extracted the domestic economy of republican Rome, of ancient ticulars [particulars] of this dreadful calamity are contained in the ope with want is.di his adversary was under the necessity of follow- [following] in thei [the] ns temple, with its stones by me in the Civil War Tracts of Lancashire, printed Athens, and of the medizval [medicinal] Italian states,-we would Constantinople correspondence of the Morniny [Morning] Herald. wee ant athe [the] ly, a he Haile mnt [met] thee eee [see] es Cua [Ca] Soy ih to ter [te] spy rom that fn naar [near] be apd [ap] ih Redan sonny Nal [Al] Go thou, and succour him. bi is last, had the gratification of seeing the crowds of people of all natio [nation] hi th ey rs noti [not] ely, Cromwell's entry into London, most remarkable instance of democratic polity now 25th ult. says A most dreadful catastrophe, attended Thy neighbour Tis Is] that weary man this act with see pes [peas] de him. To perform and around it the more intimately ant the arrival es Highlands, existing, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that, in with great loss of life, has just occurred. The Neiri [NR] bour [our t wea [we] 8 ace, rity, [city] and precision, is considered with the T ese ay On Hampton-heath, and were one part of the world, the flower of freedom has run Shevket, [Checked] ship of the line, of 120 guns, bearing the flag Whose years are at their brim, a high accomplishment and the youth 5 i the Tower of Babel than with any other erection thence guarded through Highgate, and behind Islington to seed. Th ial [al] oes ors] 8, ig the wa a x 9 eccentricities of our transatlantic of the grand admiral, was totally destroyed b - Bent low with sickness, care, and pain- [pains] as much pains, under efficient tub uw oe apan [pan] bestow adcient [ancient] or modern. The confusion of tongues will be to Kingsland and Mile-end-green, receivin [receiving] charity s ki sf 1k d th rank h of a luxuriant plosion of its ine, [in] natant [patent] ' 7 9 uire [ire] x der the 23rd instant. Go thou, and comfort him. as European youths take to bec i acquire the art, as great about the modern as it was about the ancient they went, and having a cart load or two of bisk [bis] ad. val, oubtless, [doubtless] the growth of a Faia [Fair] a read ful [full] a Magazine, on the 3 perabundant [per abundant] prosperity. upo [up] accident occurre [occurred] Thy neighbour Tis Is] that heart bereft aves horsemen -Memoirs of the Bupice [Brice] of ope' in all the dialects of tee ean estes epi [pi] ae ey by Aldgate, however, so rapidly, that we begin to fexr [fear] lest the model ten minutes past tom ais ame [me] wi to gs tohave [have] very earthly gem aug [ag] thi [the] e, i i i mes oy art bly [by] ae wt me To Z a AT THE Popr, [Poor] correspondent says, If vonic, [Tonic] and Romance tongues, to say no of onal [only] psi eet-street, [et-street] and the Strand, ard [ad] on commonwealth should be mistaken for that unweeded [unheeded] been heard at a great distance. I have not yet obtained Go thou, and shelter them. Thy neighbour Yonder toiling slave, Fettered in thought and limb, Whose hopes are all beyond the grave i Go thou, and ransom him. Vhene'er Hen'er] thou meet'st a human form, Less favoured than thine own, Remember 'tis [is] thy neighbour worm, Thy brother, or thy son. Oh pass not heedless-pass not on Perhaps thou canst redeem The breaking heart from misery Go, share thy lot with him -fanbridge [fabric] Chronicle, ean Fireside Readings. mn . A wife full of truth, innocence, and love, is the rettiest [prettiest] flower man can wear next his heart. Said Bill to Jack, How many legs would a calf have, calling the tail one Five, answered Jack. No, it wouldn't, [would't, said Bill, for calling the tail one wouldn't [would't] make it 80, would it Jack fainted. ay First AND THE Last.-A poor poet addressed gome [home] verses to a lady, commencing I saw thee once. The lady said in reply she would take good care he never saw ber [be] again. Hixt [Hit] 10 Sin CHaRLEs [Charles] Woop.-Dean [Wool.-Dean] Swift proposed to tax female beauty, and to leave every lady to rate her own charms. This would be a tax cheerfully paid, and sery [sere] productive. Cunious [Curious] CALCULATION.-The Rev. Mr. Gannett [Garnett] reckons each individual averages three hours of conversa- [conversation- conversation] tion [ion] daily, at the rate of a hundred words a minute, or twenty pages of an octavo volume in an hour. At this rate we talk a volume of 400 pages in a week, and fifty- [fifty] two volumes in year. A rapid and emphatic recital of the following simple umrative, [curative] is an infallible cure for lisping Hobbs meets Snobbs [Stobbs] and Nobbs; Hobbs bobs to Snobbs [Stobbs] and Nobbs; Hobbs nobs with Snobbs [Stobbs] and robs Nobbs' fobs, 'This is, says Nobbs, 'the worst of Hobbs' jobs,' and sobs. A gentleman was considerably surprised to see a plump turkey served up for his dinner, and enquired of his servant how it was got- Why, sar, [sa, replied Cuff, dat at] ar turkey hab [han] been roostin' [roasting] on our fence dese [dee] tre [te] nights; so dis mornin' [morning] I thought I would seize bim [bi] for de rent ob de fence. Hark Bratnep.-An [Baritone.-An] American paper says that the housemaid of the Irving Hotel, at New York, sells locks of Jenny Lind's hair to the young bloods, at the rate of six dollars per hair. (Each hair should be accom- [com- accompanied] panied [pained] by Jenny's signature as a voucher, otherwise the housemaid may sell her own wares instead of her mistress's. Wouldn't [Would't] you call a man a fool who should spend all his time in fishing up oysters, with the expectation of finding a pearl But is he really more unwise than hundreds, who, with their hands in their pockets, and cigars in their mouths, are waiting for something to turn up, or turn over, that will throw them at once into business and fortune. They may wait till dooms- [doomsday] day, and longer, if possible, before their fond expecta- [expected- expectation] tion [ion] will be realised. Three and sixpence per gal. exclaimed Mrs. Par- [Partington] tington, [Kington] on looking over the Price Current. Why, bless me, what is the world coming to, when the gals are nly [only] valued at three and sixpence The old lady pulled off her spectacles, threw down the paper, and went into a brown study on the want of a proper appre- [paper- appreciation] ciation [cation] of the true value of the feminine gender. PorticaL [Portugal] Composition.-If metre and melody be worth anything at all, let them be polished to perfec- [perfect- perfection] tion; [ion] let an author keep his piece nine years, or uinety [unity] and nine, till he has made it as musical as he can -at least, as musical as his other performances. Not that we counsel dilatory and piecemeal composition. The thought must be struck off in the passion of the moment; the sword-blade must go red-hot to the anvil, and be need a few seconds true; but after the orging, [urging] long and weary polishing and grinding must follow, before your sword blade will cat And is what makes poetry cut; what gives it its life, its power, its magic influence on the hearts of men. It must ring in their ears; it must have music in itself; it must appeal to the senses as well as to the feelings, the imagination, the intellect then, when it seizes at once on the whole man, on body, soul, and spirit, will it swell in the heart, and kindle in the eyes, and constrain him, he knows not why, to believe and to obey.-Home Circle, A florist will tell you that if you paint the flower-pot that contains a favourite, beautiful, fragrant flower, the plant will wither, and perhaps its blossoms will die. You shut out the air and moisture from passing through the earth to the roots, and your paint itself is poisonous. Just so, mere external cultivation, superficial, worldly accomplishment, or a too exclusive anxiety and regard for that, injures the soul. The vase may be ever so beautifully ornamented, but if you deny the weter [water] of life to the flower, it must die. And there are kinds of ornamental accomplishments, the very process of which 48 as deleterious to the life of the soul as the paint upon the flower-pot is prejudicial to the plant; whose delicate leaves not only inhale a poisonous atmosphere during your process of rendering the exterior more tasteful, butthe [birth] whole earth is dried and devoid of nourish- [nourishment] tents. Nature never paints, but all her forms of love- [loveliness] lines are a growth, a native character, possession, and development, from the beginning. If the sun can ever be called a painter, it is only because the plants absorb 'S rays, and receive them into the very texture and life of their vegetation. So, whatever is real knowledge, Wisdom, principle, character, and life in education, is a Process of the absorption and development of truth, and is mere painting -Home Circle. Loxpox [Lox pox] anp [an] New York.-An American gentleman, 90 a visit to this country, describes in the Boston Register ' pressions [oppression] on entering the city of cities I have card it said by Americans, that entering London was Pretty much like entering New York and I can con- [convey] cve ce] that if one come from the station asleep in a cab may be so-but under no other circumstances. There Something, not merely in the immense distance you averse, but in the grim selidity [solidity] of the houses; the ontinuous continuous] flow of the people; the ceaseless, thunder- [thunder] US rumbling carriages, carts, and vans; and the dense tee of smoke, which at once announces, to my mind a least, the presence of multitudes of human beings ., interests, such as I have never elsewhere it or felt to be gathered together. And I know no iter [iver] expression for the sentiment with which I have saw' entered, and abided in London, than Mr. Web- [Webster] cite ', who, when he was asked what he thought of the J, answered, I have not yet done wondering.' Es- [Seer] er does this stupefaction overcome one now, when fon [on] World-city is wrapped in its wintry mystery of fog ; all that has been said and sung of London fog con- [con] 8 a feeble idea of the reality. We, born under the Eee [See] American sky, under sunlight more golden, and ue heavens more blue than smile on any other land x [C] Greece, can with difficulty believe that a place eee [see] Where, for day after day, the sun shines not at all, T only as through smoked glass; while a murky mist black at morning and evening up and down the streets, marble ne all that it touches, and turning Parian [Pariah] le to the hue of Newcastle coal. [C] Stier [Stir] Iv Japan.-The system of self-immolation a singular trait in the national character. Some cases it is compulsory; in others, voluntary. the y men, with the immediate dependents of und [and] and all persons holding appointments 1 the government, who may be guilty of certain up sare are] under the necessity of ripping themselves tig, [ti] 0] receiving an order to that effect. In contempla- [contemplate- contemplate] Of such an event, all persons affected by the or- [oddity] carry with them, when they are travelling, in Wor, [Or] ct to their ordinary habiliments, and the dress It U in cases of fire, a suit appropriate to the occasion. of onsists consists] of a white robe, and a kerrimon [garrison] (or cloak) the tony, made of hempen cloth, and destitute of outa [out] orial trial] bearings that are usually displayed. The By ide of the house where the ceremony takes place regu [reg] hung with white. The ceremony itself is thus Tunj [Tune] d -On the order of the sovereign being com- [commutation] Vitatin [Invitation] to the offender, he forthwith despatches in- [inmate] ate 1 US to his friends for a specified day. The visitors tice) [ice] with zakhi [khaki] (a strong water, distilled from host and when a certain quantity has bee. drunk, the leave of his friends, preparatory to the second eas [was] of the order for his death. This being done, Cret,,) [Ret] Rong Ring] the highest, in the presence of the se- [smack] mak [make] and the government officer, the condemned man to the -SPeech, [Speech] or offers some complimentary address Then inclining his head forward, he abdo [ado] hes his cattan, [cotton] and inflicts two gashes on his 4 tt One horizontal, and the other perpendicular. in the utial ital] servant, who is stationed for the p Marte, [Mare] 2 immediately smites off the head of his tan, The deed as before observed, is in some in- [entailing] tailing in case of consciousness of guilt 8 e death on the offender to avoid disgrace, or to Rtatif [ratify] y reve [Rev] int, M. Caron [Carson] re) nge. [ne] In regard to the latter point, M. Caro1 [Cairo] mage le instance, which cen [cent] within hig [hi] th t appears that two officers 0 owt [two] met on the palace stairs and jostled each Was an irascible man, and immediately some industrious Ooppo- [Op- Oppose] the patronage he enjoys, for protection against his nent [sent] striving for a portion of does pe ery [very] send in the street rival -does he ublic [public] to inj [in] im [in] - does he waste his time in aki [ali] at all about Liza No-he looks more closely to his own business he rises earlier, remedies what is defective, and takes care that his opponent shall offer no greater advantages than a So it must be with the parsons of our National ot urch [church] if they wish to maintain their ground, instead stirring up bitter feelings at public meetings, and denouncing what they themselves have brought about, y must be consistent as the teachers of a purer faith; they must no longer ape what they affect to denounce ; they must gain the affections of the people by kindness, and attention to their pastoral duties they must shun the high places of the world, and condescend to men of low estate; they must no longer live in luxury and idleness, and delegate their duties to half-starved curates pitiful pride must not be allowed amongst them. As it now 1s, many a family brought up mem- [men- members] bers [bees] of the English Church will look on with indiffe- [indie- indifference] rence [rents] at the advance of the Pope, and not a few will bid the ew bishops to shame the overpaid priests ir own church into amore [more] faithful di duty. -Stamford Mercury. ui discharge of SEcuLar [Secular] Epvcation.-You [Evacuation.-You] make not your relief the deaf, or to the blind, or to the lame, or to the sick, to wait on your knowledge of a man's creed. If you saw a child or a man struggling in the waters, you would not ask him what his faith was 3; whether he could repeat the Catechism, whether he received the authorised version, whether he were baptised, whether he were Jew or infidel, before you would stretch out your hand to help him; nor, if I understand Christian precept aright, may you unvisited by God's anger, see the heart and mind of man, whatever be his faith, strug- [struck- struggling] gling, [ling] oppressed with the heavy load of secular igno- [ing- ignorance] rance, [France] with dangers worse than those of the waters, unto a death worse than that of the body, and not stretch forth a hand to lift the burden, to help that heart and mind in its more than mortal struggles. If I cannot admit that we may exempt ourselves from lifting the burden of secular ignorance, from those even who name not the name of Christ because of their unbelief, much less can I admit it in the case of those who, though baptised unto the same Lord, hold what we conceive to be erroneous doctrine. In the matter of secular instruction there enters no possible ground of scruple as to not teaching the whole truth. There is no question raised as to teaching the truth or not-the subjects are as perfectly distinct as giving a staff to the lame, or medicine to the sick, is distinct from teaching the truth. Nor can it be argued that secular instruc- [instruct- instruction] tion [ion] cannot be separated from religious instruction; that it can be so separated, even in the same school, is matter of fact and experience.-Sermons on some of the Subjects of the Day, preached at Trinity Church, Maryle- [Marble- Marylebone] bone. By Gilbert Elliott, D.D., Dean of Bristol. Enclish [English] Reserve.-Arthur ran up to his friend's room straightway, and found it, as of old, perfumed with the pipe, and George once more at work at his newspapers and reviews. The pair greeted each other with the rough cordiality which young Englishmen use one to another; and which carries a great deal of warmth and kindness under its rude exterior. Warring- [Warrington] ton smiled and took his pipe out of his mouth and said, Well, young one Pen advanced and held out his hand and said, How are you, old boy And so this greeting passed between two friends who had not seen each other formonths. [for months] Alphonse and Frederic would have rushed into each other's arms and shrieked Ce bon [on] ceur [cure ce cher Alphonse over each other's shoulders. Max and William would have bestowed half a dozen kisses, scented with Havannah, [Hannah] upon each other's moustachios, Well, young one How are you, old boy is what two Britons say after saving each other's lives, possibly the day before. To-morrow they will leave off shaking hands, and only wag their heads at one another, as they come to breakfast. Each has for the other the very warmest confidence and regard; each would share his purse with the other; and hearing him attacked, would break out in the loudest and most en- [enthusiastic] thusiastic [enthusiastic] praise of his friend; but they part with a mere Good-bye, they meet with a mere How-d'you-do; and they don't write to each other in the interval. Curious modesty, strange stoical decorum of English friendship Yes, we are not demonstrative like those confounded foreigners, says Hardman; who not only shows no friendship, bit never felt any all his life long. in Switzerland says Pen. Yes, says War rington [Kington] Couldn't Could't] find a bit of tobacco fit to smoke till we came to Strasburg, [Strasbourg] where I got some caporal. [capital] The man's mind is full, very likely, of the great sights which he has seen, of the great emotions with which the vast works of nature have inspired it. But his enthu- [tenth- enthusiasm] siasm [Siam] is too coy to show itself, even to his closest friend, and he veils it with a cloud of tobacco. He will speak more fully of confidential evenings, however, and write ardently and frankly about that which he is shy of say- [saying] ing. The thoughts and experience of his travel will come forth in his writings; as the learning, which he never displays in talk, enriches his style with pregnant allusion and brilliant illustration. colours his generous eloquence, and points his wit.- [wit] Pendennis. [Penis] LrFE [Life] rn Estancra.-I [Ancestral.-I] rise at three o'clock in the morning. Would you could see me seated round the fire on the kitchen floor, surrounded by the herdsmen and shepherds The uncouth appearance of the men- [men their] their moustachios and black beards-their long knives stuck in their girdles; the kitchen jet-black with smoke; it looks just like one of those scenes, and the men look like those banditti, which old Farley used to introduce in his melo-dramas, [mel-dramas] such as the Miller and his Men. Yet they are an inoffensive race of people, and I feel quite as secure as I should do in England. How could you know me in my present dress Except my white planter's hat, I have adopted all the clothing in use among the paisanas [parsons] of the Pampas. Mine is a life on horseback. The ground I have to ride over is fifteen miles by twelve in extent, and contains about thirty to forty thousand head of horned cattle, five thousand horses and mares, and about twelve thousand sheep, besides donkeys and mules. I enjoy excellent health ; the air is pure and bracing. The herdsman's diet suits the hunter's appetite; plenty of roast beef, and a drink of water to wash it down-no ale or porter in the Pampas-beef in its natural state, fresh from the plains, and no stint. If the men eat.a whole ox at breakfast, they will kill another for supper. The hide and tallow are worth nearly as much as the living animal, so that the cost of maintaining the men is but little. No bread is allowed, a little Indian corn or pumpkin at certain seasons is all that we have to accompany the meat. When at home at the principal residence, I generally keep tea, sugar, and biscuit; but when from home, at the distant stations, I live as the herdsmen do, eat roast beef, and roast beef to it. I am stout, but not fat, my weight from fourteen to fifteen stone; yet I can stoop, and tie my shoe-string with as much ease as I could when ten years of age. I live quite alone; not a soul sleeps in the house with me. According to the custom of the Campos, the people live apart from the patron or major-domo, [major-dom] as I am styled. You may think, therefore, that in winter I am very dull in the evenings. My library is reduced to the Bible and Prayer-Book, Nicolson's [Nicholson's] Mathematics, Don Quixote, and Smith's Wealth of Nations. Eighteen out of the twenty-four hours are devoted by me to active duties, either in the counting-house, or in the field. I have now thirty-five thousand head of cattle under process of drill, at pasture all day and inclosed [enclosed] at night. Those that remain yet in a wild state, will for the most part have to be taken with the lazo, [lao] and sold to the drovers in troops of five hundred each. They are principally oxen, and three- [three year] year-old [old] cows. This work of the lazo [lao] is both hard and very dangerous for those that are engaged in it, and I heartily wish that it was concluded; the men, when once heated, pursue it with great animation, with all the ardour of the fox-hunter; but it is a description of riding which would make the boldest of our steeple- [steeplechasers] chasers quail, When a peon once catches a five-year-old ox by the horns, and he turns out a tartar, after a few ineffectual shakes of the head, to throw off the lazo, [lao] he directly darts at the horse, who immediately starts off, as the reins direct him, at full speed, the foaming ox close at his heels, and fast to the saddle with twenty-five yards of lazo. [lao] The rider, in the meantime, has his attention divided, to direct the reins, and with the other hand to hold the lazo, [lao] so as to prevent it from becoming entangled with the legs of the horse. The horse must take all that comes in his way; patches of long grass that reach up the stirrups, to the burrows of the viscachas, [visages] and every other obstacle. There is no course but to go on, until he reaches his companions, and they arrive to his assistance. Should the ox give up the chase suddenly, the rider must immediately check the speed of his horse, otherwise the jerk would break the lazo, [lao] or what is worse, it would draw the saddle back to the flanks of the horse, or break the girths made of vaco [vac] hide; in which case the man would be brought to the ground and be at the mercy of the furious animal, still with the lazo [lao] on his horns but no longer fast to the horse. They who have seen the countenance of the fox-hunter when rising to a dangerous leap, or the jockey when he is approaching the winning post with the nose of the second horse at his girths, may equally imagine the anxiety of the herdsman of the Pampas in such a situation, with nothing short of his own life dc- [ending] pending upon the issue of the race--Household Werde, [Were] Note TuIs.- [Tues.- Tues] The Small Tenements Rating Act, sa' Gateshead Observer, has raised the valuation of the shore from 8,447 to 15,944, and re- duced [duce] the rate from 15d, in the pound to d, in Turkish, Arabic, Hindostanee, [Hindustan] or Chinese. A Dutch skipper, asking his way to Hyde-park in his own broad guttural dialect, will be told in stately Spanish or mellifluous Italian that he is unintelligible. Gentlemen in love at first sight will pop the ques- [question] tion [ion in Russ, and receive answers (favourable or other- [otherwise] wise) in-it matters not what language, for the eyes will serve as a glossary in such cases. Involuntary excla- [excel- exclamations] mations [nations] of wonder in Chinese will be responded to by sympathetic bursts in the Ojibbeway [bridleway] tongue. A supply of Bowrings [Brings] will be needed to act as shopmen and tavern waiters. Sight seers will walk about with satchels full of pocket dictionaries over their shoulders, like so many old clothesmen. y one of our great morning papers is trying experiments in the way of polyglot jo m. Innocent foreigners, anxious to avail them- [themselves] selves of their short visit to England, to pick up a little of our language, will carry away with them a smattering it may be of Icelandic or Polish. There will be one important difference between the old and the new con- [confusion] fusion of tongues the old confusion produced angry squabbles and dispersion-the new will reunite the separated kinsmen in the bonds of amity. The builders of the valley of the Thames do not, like those of the plains of Shinar [China] aspire to raise a tower whose summit shall reach to heaven their thoughts are of the earth and the earth's concerns. Their building will not bring down the Elohim in wrath among them, as high towers attract the lightning. The men of the world's old age will meet with the moderate and unimpassioned prac- [pray- practical] tical [critical] views which beseem old age, and harmony, not discord, will be the consequence. The building of the old and new Babel mark the beginning and close of a cycle. From the first men hurried away in different directions, to nurse in their isolation angry feelings towards each other, out of which grew the wars that have for thousands of years convulsed the globe. To the second come sadder and wiser men, bent upon trying to understand each other a meeting which will be the harbinger of an era of peace. At least we will hope so; though we cannot forget how often well- [whelming] meaning people in private life allow themselves to be brought together for the purpose of soldering up old grudges, start some unlucky topic that leads to an angry controversy, and part more bitter enemies than ever.- [ever] le THE Pursuit oF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES.- [DIFFICULTIES] A correspondent sends us the following illustration of the boasted ease with which the treasures of the British Museum are to be found in Mr, Panizzi's [Pains's] two hundred volumes of catalogue. It isa proper pendent to the account of a book-hunt which we lately quoted from the Gentleman's Magazine - I had occasion to con- [consult] sult [salt] the 'Memoirs of the Historical Society of Penn- [Pennsylvania] sylvania. My own set being incomplete, I went to the National Library to see two volumes not on my shelves. Having had a long acquaintance with catalogues made out a la Panizzi, [Pains] I felt that I was about to adventure on a tedious and time-consuming search but after having tried in vain to borrow or buy the work in England, troubled the Secretary of Legation to the United States, and exhausted my publisher's efforts to procure it for me in America-for the volumes are out of print-I had no other resource,-so to work I fell. Several hours spent in a fruitless attempt almost inclined me to doubt if the volumes were to be found at all. It then occurred to me that I had better first make myself certain that the memoirs were in the library. I wrote to America, and in five weeks received for answer an assurance that they had been sent. Thusfortified, [Thus fortified] I went down again ; and by this time the reading-room had undergone a change, and more than 150 volumes were added to the former catalogues. I began my search systematically. I wrote out the of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and tried to look at them with the eyes of Mr. Panizzi. [Pains] There were clearly four head- [headings] ings under which the missing volumes might possibly be found Memoirs, History, Society, and Penn- [Pennsylvania] sylvania. I felt asuspicion, [suspicion] however, that any one of these was too simple for the sphnx-like [sphinx-like] genius of our librarian; so I began with Periodical Publications in the old catalogue. I there found several works of the same class;-as, for example, Hazard's Historical Register of Pennsylvania, but not the Memoirs. I tried in succession the King's and the Grenville Libraries and the additional cata- [cat- catalogues] logues,-in [lodges,-in ,-in] vain. Annoyed, but not discouraged, I began again-trying Pennsylvanig [Pennsylvania] through the string of catalogues-to no purpose. This is said in a line, but it took a long time todo. [too] Commencing afresh, I tried Historical, then Society, then Transactions, [Transactions] then William Penn then Philadelphia then Penn Society. It was useless. I hada [had] list of the contents of the two volumes; they contained letters to Algernon Sidney, the Duke of Marlborough, and others. I tried, therefore, some of those names;-no. I looked wistfully at the ten or twelve volumes of the Panizzi [Pains] Catalogue-proper. Buta [But] list of works confined to the first letters of the alphabet promised to afford no clue to aset [set] of volumes the only possible initials of which were M. H.S.and P. Had it been possible to purchase the work anywhere, at any price, have searched no further; but it was not; and I began to form the desperate resolution of reading the whole two hundred folio volumes of catalogues. By way of gauging the nature of such an undertaking, I took down first volume of Mr. Panizzi's [Pains's] appeal to posterity, and began to turn over its leaves in some disgust, when my on the word Academie. Academies. I thought for a moment Academy -No, certainly not. Yet one should not conclude too hastily, I thought professed bibliopoles are eccentric. Let us see. United States-Pennsylvania;-not there. Still I turned over the leaves. Ah Philadelphia This city, it is true, has no more to do with the Memoirs, than London has with Macaulay's History it is now and then mentioned in them. Still, not to throw away a chance, I pored down columns of works on the schools, cemeteries, prisons, coals, debts, railways, and other interesting matters connected with Philadelphia, until I came on afew [few] words which gladdened and sur- [Sir- surprised] prised me equally these were the Memoirs, under the double heading of Academy, Philadelphia. -This is in the perfect catalogue preparing for our great- [greatgrandchildren] grandchildren From this brief narrative, your readers will see that, with all the aids of Mr. Panizzi's [Pains's] genius, the only sure way to find a book in the British Museum, ie to begin at A in the catalogue, and read on until it is found.-Atheneum. [found.-Athens] A Rare Breakrast.-This [Breakfast.-This] over, I descended and made inquiries respecting breakfast. Ay, sir, said the host, rubbing his hands, TI shall be able to give you a capital dejeuner [Jenner] a la fourchette, See, sir, he added, holding before me an animal freshly decapitated and skinned, which my defective comparative-anatomy edu- [ed- education] cation led me to conceive was a hare, here is a i ficent [cent] fellow; see how fat he is; and he poked his dirty fingers into layers of dingy yellow fat on the animal's sides. Hah [Ah] I said, a very fat hare, I see. A hare sir replied M. Bock, starting aside at my profound ignorance; no, sir, a cat a tomcat and as fine a one as was ever seen. My visions of a substantial breakfast were put to immediate flight; however, I disguised my anti-feline feelings, and the host continued, You were, I fear, disturbed in the night by us. I heard loud noises, I replied; but, to say the truth, I was so tired that they were almost unheeded, and I knew that you were neither thieves nor murderers. God forbid said M. Bock and indeed we were grieved to make the disturbance which we did, but cette [cert] vilaine [violin] bete, [beet, pointing to the cat's carcase, has robbed us of so much milk and cheese that we have long been on the watch to kill it. So last night, hearing it in the cellar, we got up, and carefully stopping the hole by which it had entered, we opened the door cautiously, and passing in, closed it behind us. There were six of us, and we had each a knife or hatchet. Striking a light, we beheld the cat's eyes, like two flaming lamps, in a corner of the celler. [cellar] My son poked the beast, and we chased him up and down amongst the pots and pans until I gave him a coup de-grace, and then we cut off his head. My wife observed, what an excellent breakfast he would make for the messieurs, and here he is, skinned and ready to be cooked. Well, I said, I am really obliged to you for your consideration, but I have a decided antipathy to cat's flesh. It may be a prejudice, but I could not eat a morsel of the beast. What exclaimed M. Bock, turning the animal round, you could not eat so fine a beast as this,-fattened, too, on my milk and cheese No, I said, fe though I have no doubt, had you served him up without telling that it was cat's flesh, we should have eaten it. The host was evidently mortified at the rejection of the proffered dainty, which in the event of no tourist arriving was to furnish a supper for himself and family. -Wild's Auvergne, Piedmont, and Savoy. THE GLASS IN THE HYDE Fane [Lane] Ui ori- [or- original] inal [ina] design great care was taken in deciding on the mate- [material] Fal [Al] to be In the first instance glass for the roof was specified, 240z. [z] to the foot this, after due delibera- [delivery- deliberation] tion, [ion] not being deemed strong enough for ordinary contin- [contain- contingencies] gencies, [agencies] was increased to 30 0z. to the foot, the most com- [content] tent judges being of opinion that thinner glass would not safe. In adopting Mr. Paxton's design one would ima- [ma- imagine] gine [fine] the building committee considered that they were re- [relieved] lieved [lived] from further responsibility, as the glass now fied [field] for the structure is of the cheapest and commonest descrip- [Scrip- description] tion, [ion] viz., sheet glass sixteen ounces to the foot, or one- [one roof] roof, especially in sizes 49 inches by 10 inches, such as are employed. There is not a similar instance of cheap glazing in any third-class building to be found; the firat [first] respect- [respectable] able hail-storm would demolish the whole, if not protected by the canvass outside, but which could not be permanently retained. The whole cost of the glasa [glass] will be onl [on] 10,000. Surely out of 150,000 to be if it remain, ing better could the glass way.-The Builder, id for the buildi [build] ve been offered in sixteenth of an inch thick-an article quite unfit for any this y than again through Westminster Many of them brought their wives and berns [burns] in with them, yet were many of our scotified [certified] citizens so pitifull [plentiful] unto them, that as they passed through the city they made them, though pri- [pro- prisoners] soners [Somers] at mercy, masters of more money and good white bread than some of them ever see in their lives. They marched this night (Saturday, Sept. 13 into Tutile- [Title- Goldfields] fields. Some Irishmen are among them, but most of them are habited after that fashion. The contempo- [contempt- contemporary] rary [ray] Journals in the British Museum would probably state some epidemic which may have caused the mor- [or- mort] ty that followed.-Notes and Queries. Cream of Tse [Te] Compiete [Complete] Lerrer-Wairer.-Lord [Letter-Waiter.-Lord] John Russell has always been considered as having somo [some] pretensions to be considered a man of letters but all hia [his] letters are now thrown into the shade by the one whicB [which] he has written to the Bishop of Durham. Porr's [Port's] Essay on Man. -This last edition of Pope's Essay has been got up by Cardinal Wiseman, and may be had, in a few days, at Westminster. Tt is bound in scarlet, and is on a much bolder scale than any previous essay we recollect of the same author. A Provers [Proves] Provep.-If [Prove.-If] it be true that the new cut i prompud [prompt] tlc [tc] Pope te his late foclicsh [foolish] imterfer- [interview- interference] ence [once] with England, we have another illustration of the 'truth of the old saying, that it takes a wise-man to make a fool. Aw OLD Provers [Proves] with a New Face.- There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous, said Na- [Napoleon] poleon. [Napoleon] In other words-there is but the difference of a letter between the man of Pomp, and the man who is simply a Pump. Tae [Tea] Currency rn Catirornta.-California, [Toronto.-California] according to the Liverpool Times, now boasts a newspaper, called the Californian Illustrated News. The price, says the publisher, to bring it within the reach of the poorest, ig only one dollar a number. The Californian gold seems nothing to the Californian paper. DOovUBLE-SicHTED [Double-Sighted] Srres.-An [Sores.-An] advertisement announces that building-ground, for public or other large buildings requiring two frontages, can be had in the neighbour- [neighbourhood] hood of the Houses of Parliament. We suppose, from the facility of getting two frontages in the vicinity of the Legislature, that there is something about the locality which renders it decidediy [decided] double-faced. Aut [At] Up with THE Pore.-Monsieur Poitevin, [Pointe] the French aeronaut, [Argonaut] has almost exhausted Buffon's [Buffo's] Natural History, in endeavouring to find some new animal on which to make his balloon ascents. He has gone up on horseback, donkey-back, ostrich-back, and nearly every other species of back, until, at last, he has been so hard pushed for something new, that he requested an ele [Lee] phant [plant] to give him a back, which the sagacious monster declined. It is now, we believe, in contemplation by Monsieur Poitevin [Pointe] to ascend on the back of the Pope's Bull, which will experience no difficulty in ascending, for it has attained the greatest height ever known, at least in the way of impudence. A Cabinet Council was held on Monday afternoon at the Forei [Fire] ce. The ministers present were Lord John Russell, the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Minto, Sir George Grey, Viscount Palmerston, Earl Grey, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Francis ing, Sir John Hobhouge, [Huge] the Earl of Carlisle, the Right Hon. Henry Labouchere, [Labourer] the Marquis of Clanricarde, and the, ight [it] Hon. Fox Maule. The Council sat three hours anda [and] ARRIVAL OF CARDINAL WISEMAN IN LonpoN.-The [London.-The] newly appointed Romish [Rooms] Archbishop of Westminster arrived in London from Ostend [Intend] at half-past four on Tues- [Tuesday] day, by the South Eastern Railway, and proceeded to his residence in Golden Square. The cardinal left Liege on Sunday, but so late as Thursday last he had no intention of quitting that town for some days. Having, however, been urged by pressing communications from several members of the catholic nobility and others in England, he determined upon an immediate return. The cardinal's arrival at this moment was kept so profound a secret, and was so little anticipated, that when he reached town the house that is being fitted up for him was still in the possession of the workmen, and was not ina state for his reception. Pending the decorations of his newly appointed residence, the cardinal will reside at St. George's Chape', [Chapel] We are in. formed that the cardinal was extremly [extremely] surprised by the publication of the premier's letter to the Bishop of Durham, aving [having] a few days prior to its appearance addressed a private communication from Vienna to Lord J. Russell, and having received no intimation of his lordship's intended manifesto.- [manifesto] Times. ACCIDENTAL COLLISION BETWEEN ENGLISH AND FRENCH Suips.-The [Soups.-The] Spy, brigantine, Lieutenant Commander George Weston, arrived at Portsmouth on Friday morning, from the coast of Africa, last from Sierra Leone, which she left the 5th of October. The Spy has been out upwards of two years; she has been healthy, but not fortunate in the rize [prize] way, having only taken three empty vessels.-The Spy is the vessel that had the affair with the Espadon, [Desperado] French steamer, which we understand occurred under the following circumstances The Spy was standing into the coast near Loanga, [Long] and perceived a steamer at anchor off a noted place for slaves; it was in the evening, and when the Spy got near her it was nearly dark, and the Espadon [Desperado] was getting under weigh for the purpose, it was supposed on board the Spy, of escaping, and that she was a slaver. The Espadon [Desperado] did not see the Spy, and was merely pro- [proceeding] ceeding [feeding] down the coast when the Spy fired her shell gun over her; the Espadon [Desperado] returned the shot, and three or four were fired from each vessel before the mistake was discovered fortunately no one was hurt; but the Spy had her fore-topsail sheet cut away, and no less than thir- [their- thirteen] teen grape shot through her fore stay-sail. The French vessel had only some rope aloft cut away. Lieutenant Commander Western, after the business was over, went on board the French vessel, and a mutual explanation was perfectly satisfactory to both parties.-Morning Herald. DaBING [Daring] ESCAPE OF A WOMAN FROM INVERNESS JAOL.- [GAOL.- GAOL] Early on Monday morning (week) it was discovered that during the night one of the female prisoners, named Jess Fraser, under sentence of transportation (having been con- [convicted] victed [convicted] at last assizes of obtaining whisky on false pretences, and having been previously convicted), had made her escape from the new prison. It appears that, as theaccom- [them- the accommodations] modations [motions] of the gaol are insufficient for the number of prisoners, Fraser and a female under sentence of imprison- [imprisonment] ment [men] were confined in the same cell. On Sunday night (week), when the female warder went round to put in the bedding, the prisoners immediately turned off the gas in their cell. e circumstance was not unusual, and at- [attracted] tracted [traced] no attention, but Fraser seems immediately to have slipped to the door and got down stairs unobserved, whilst the warder was engaged at the next cells. The day- [day clothes] clothes of the prisoners are always wrapped up in handker- [handle- handkerchiefs] chiefs, and put out at the cell door when they go to bed, and on the warder returning along the passage the two bundles were at the door of cell as usual. 'The gas was out, Fraser's companion said all was right, and the cell was locked. Fraser had now, it is presumed, got into the yard, where she skulked till all was quiet and dark, when, by the aid of a tar-barrel on which she stood, she threw up a sheep-net, the meshes of which became fixed in the embrasure of the wall. She easily scrambled up, let herself down on the other side, some eighteen or twent [went] feet, and got away. She was favoured by the night, whic [which] was extremely dark, wet, and wild. A woman, supposed to be the prisoner, was seen early in the morning on the Duncan Road, but although pursued by the rural police, she has not yet been capt great against her. On examining the handkerchief placed at the cell door as if containing Fraser's day-clothes, it was found that.a pillow had been wrapped up in place of the clothes. The escape was ingeniously contrived. At the place where she had dropped from the wall, Mr. Kerr, governor, picked up a pair of scissors, and a rope twisted and knotted, made of cocoa-nut fibre, a material extensively used in the gaol in the manufactureof [manufacture of] mats, &c.-IJnverness [c.-Inverness] Courier, THE CoMMON [Common] SCHOOL SysTEM [System] OF THE UNITED STATES, - The following letter has just been received by the secretary of the National Public School Association from Matthew Forster, Esq., M.P., for Berwick-upon-Tweed - Reform Club, 9th November, 1850. Sir,-On my return from a visit to the United States, I find your letter of the 19th ult. inviting my attendance at the late meeting at Manchester, to promote the establishment of a general system of secular instruction, maintained by local rates, and by local authorities. I arrived in time to attend the meeting, I should have endeavoured to doso, [dose] for the purpose of bearing witness to the advantages derived from the system in the United States, where it is generally established, and work- [working] ing with wonderful success. Nota child born within the limits of the Union is left without the ready means of gratuitous in- [instruction] struction. [instruction] Not only are they taught to read and write, but they receve [receive] elementary instruction in every useful branch of know- [knowledge] ledge. The fruits of the system are visible and striking to the English stranger, and obvivusly [obvious] constitute the main element of the happiness and prosperity of the people.-I am, sir, yours faithfull [faithfully] M. Forster. THe [The] Fucitive [Fugitive] Stave Law.-A sad scene took place on board one of the boats of the Erie Canal. A man, woman, and child were on board the boat, endeavouring to escape to Canada. 'The crew of the boat in which they were learned that they were fugitives, and immediaiely [immediately] devised a plan to trouble and terrify them, probably thereby finding amusement. On Monday night some of the human fiends, in prosecution of their plans, went to the berth of the man Harris, and, awaking him, informed him that his master was on board the boat, and that they would surrender him and family into his hands. Harris drew a dirk, with which he was armed for self-defence, drove the scoundrels on deck, and by his decisive manner and actions kept them at bay until morning. In the moraine he was informed that his master had left the boat, and gone on to Syracuse, but would there meet hima [him] on the arrival of the boat, On Tuesday svening, [evening] about five o'clock, the boat came to a stopping-place at, the first Lodi Lock, about a mile east of is city. As is often the case, a number of persons went aboard the boat. Harris supposed they came to take him, being so informed by some of the crew. In his desperation he seized his razor, and, drawing it forcibly across his throat, jumped into the canal. His wife, with their child ia her arms, leaped after him all determined to die rather come under the slaveholder's power. Efforta [Efforts] were then made to rescue the drowning Harris and his wife were got out, but the child was drowned,- [drowned] American paper, garden of which a certain philosophic prince spoke, in terms of anything but commendation. As usual, the last news from America is the oddest. We have heard of Lynch law, of tarring and feathering, of bowie knives and revolvers; rowdyism and repudiation are words naturalised amongst us; we know the devotion with which a true American will impair his digestive powers in the cause of his country and mankind; and even rumours of the Jenny Lind mania have reached us; but, of all the odd fruits which the tree of liberty will bear, when in want of pruning, none can match with the Rights Convention, which has been held within the last three weeks at Worcester, in the state of Massachusetts. For our part, our sense of the ludicrous in this demonstration is so strong, that, coupled with our respect for the delicacy of the subject, it would effectually warn us from giving it further pub- [publicity] licity, [city] had we not been struck by a remark from one of the female orators, to the effect that the greatest ob- [obstacle] stacle [stable] to the success of the movement world be fouad [found] in the sarcasms of her own -om- 2at [at] remark seems to us so just, ond [and] tne [te] fact which it indicates so com- [completely] pletely [lately] dissevers these agitating ladies from the univer- [Univ- universal] sal sisterhood, that we make no apology for dealing with them in Micawber fashion, as between man and man. Having observed that some of the American journals (edited, of course, by married men) regard the movement with conjugal ferocity, we have taken care not to rely on them for information; but we pledge ourselves for the verbal accuracy of our extracts from the New York Daily Tribune, a newspaper favourable to this crusade against the dynasty of muscles. The convention, comprising matrons and spinsters from various parts of the union, assembled on Wednes- [Wednesday- Wednesday] day, the 23rd of October; and, perhaps not unneces- [unnecessary- unnecessarily] sarily, [surely] was immediately called to order by Mrs. R. Earle. Business must be attended to; and, in the election of officers which followed, the choice of presi- [press- president] dent (erroneously called chairman by subsequent speakers) fell upon Mrs. Paulina Wright Davis, of Rhode Island. The fair president cpened [opened] the proceedings by reading an address in exposition of the wrongs of crucified womanhood, the drift of which appeared to be, that all previous political revolutions and religious reforms had failed, inasmuch as they persisted in recog- [recon- recognising] nising [rising] the disparity of the sexes. The sympathies of this lady are, however, more extended than her histo- [host- historical] rical [rival] conclusions might seem to indicate, for she ob- [observed] served, with an appropriateness of metaphor, which we can hardly believe accidental, that those who desire the highest good for their fellow-beings are not satisfied with clearing their own skirts. Unfortunately the key in which the address was pitched was not high enough for the amiable revolutionists. Mrs. Lucretia Mott, evidently the great Ajax of the movement, objected to its being received, and desired they might speak with an earnestness and severity which would make the ears of man tingle for their degradation. But as there are Alps above Alps, so there was a sterner female resolu- [resolute- resolution] tion [ion] than even that of Mrs. Mott. Mrs. Abby Kelly Foster said she preferred not to argue about woman's rights, but to take them, and immediately left the hall, ap- [apparently] parently [apparently] to fetch them. This was naturally felt to be alarming Mrs. Mott's weaker sympathies overcame her; the woman relented though the delegate was firm and she rose to express her fear that the language of Mrs. Foster might be construed to favour the use of violence and bloodshed as one of the means of obtaining their rights. Scissors and bodkins to what perils are we not exposed When will the tyrant sex be wise It was some time before the sensation excited by this incident was appeased; but then Mrs. Rose, of New York, delivered one of her effective and eloquent speeches; in which she alluded to our Pilgrim Fathers, and the pride and reverence with which they were often referred to. But, said she, who hasheard [heard] of the Pilgrim Mothers Nobody volunteering to answer this ques- [question] tion, [ion] one or two deserters from the enemy, who had been admitted by a culpable irregularity, were allowed to take a humble part in the proceedings. Wendel [Wended] Phillips, Esq., with an intense consciousness of what he deserved, said that the public mind was silly and foolish, and was affected more by epigrams and jokes than by reason. Mr. J. M. Buffum, [Buff um] of Lynn, made a few remarks urging the movement and with this unsatisfactory abstract of the Buffum [Buff um] eloquence, the first day's report terminates. But the strength of the movement was reserved for the second day. The business commenced with the recitation of a poem by A woman of the 19th century, one stanza of which, for the characteristic force of its reasoning is subjoined - A Woman's Rights Convention Is not laid low in dust, A better time is coming- [coming because] Because it will and must Irresistible logic, certainly How many domestic con- [contests] tests have been won by that simple figure, though un- [unknown] known to Aristotle or Dr. Wheatley Numerous let- [letters] ters [tees] from sympathising friends at a distance occupied the next attention of the convention. The Rev. Samuel J. May wrote to mention that the state was in a condi- [condition- condition] tion [ion] of half orphanage; there were fathers of the public, but no mothers. The great card, however, was an epistle from Mrs. Elisabeth C. Stanton, of Seneca Falls. We have vainly tried to picture to ourselves the personal appearance of this remarkable woman. Any informa- [inform- information] tion [ion] on the subject would be thankfully received but at present we are left with no clue, but that she speaks with lofty contempt of the tender age of twenty-one. A few extracts from her letter will excite in the reader a similar curiosity to that which devours ourselves. Because, says Mrs. S., a woman may not choose to worship at the same altar as her liege lord, must she of necessity do up all her worshipping in private in her own closet We have many noble women in our land, free from domestic encumbrances, who might grace a senate chamber, and for whose services the country might gladly forego all the noise, bluster, and folly of one half the male dolts who flourish there, and pocket their eight dollars a day. Much of this talk about domes- [domestic] tic harmony is the sheerest humbug. Our most sin cere [ere] condolences are at the service of Mr. Stanton, of Seneca Falls. The activity of the convention was stimulated to a high point by the letter of his amiable spouse and they passed all the resolutions by acclama- [Alma- acclamation] tion. [ion] Mrs. Sarah Tyndale presented herself, and said she was a widow; but if her children could' see her standing up before such an audience, they would say, 'Why, mother, how can you expose yourself so Of course the notion was received with derisive laughter, but a good many people willechothe [wealth] cry of the little Tyndales. [Tyndale] They passed then to what the ladies elliptically call the Bible argument of their enemies; but Mrs. Lucretia, ever ready to rush into the breach, disposed of this difficulty shortly, by saying that she doubted whether Paul was fully as an authority on this subject as he had never lived in the marriage relation. Other objections were disposed of by a process equally sum- [summary] mary; [may] and, in fine, the ladies voted their right to pos- [post- possess] sess, [less] and their determination to obtain, first, access to all professions; second, an equality of political rights, including of course eligibility to high office; third, co- [co partnership] partnership with their husbands in the profits of their , although the chances are joint labour; and fourth, an entire equality of power in the management of their children and the government of their households. We observe one important deficiency in the letters and speeches of the strong-minded ladies of the United States which seems to us worthy of remark; because, until it is supplied, we do not think that their claim to appear as representatives of their sex will be admitted. We do not find any allusion to, and scarcely any con- [consciousness] sciousness [consciousness] of, maternal cares and pleasures. Except where one lady, borrowing a familiar metaphor, said that strong meat was not to be given to babes, we cannot trace the faintest recollection of the nursery, or the vaguest suggestion of the cradle. In the present state of our animal and social economy those are highly important considerations; and when we find them totally ignored by the sex most deeply interested in them, it suggests inevitably the conclusion that the ladies who have thus undertaken to remodel their own position, are not competent to express the feelings of their sex. That at least will, we think, be the verdict of the women of England. The men will, we dare say, call to mind the meaning of that Greek fable, which taught that it was necessary for Amazons to. cut off their right breasts before they could draw the bow.- [bow] Manchester Guardian. - SUPPOSED INCENDIARISM [INCENDIARY] NEAR York.-A very alarming fire broke out at the village of Towthorpe, near this city, on Thursday morning, by which ten or eleven valuable stacks of corn, the property of Ms. William Hodgson, have been entirely destroyed. 'The fire was diseovered [discovered] about eight o'clock in the Morning, and as soon as possible a Messenger was sent to York for the engines. Two of the Yorkshire Insurance Com y's engines were immediately dispatched, but ere they Pad arrived the fire had caught the whole of the stacks that were in the yard, and con. tinued [continued] to rage until ten stacks were destroyed. The loss is estimated at 600, and we are intormed [informed] that Mr. Hodgson had his stock insnred [insured] in the Yorkshire to the amount of 300. When the fire was first discovered, the conduct of the servant lad was of a suspicious character, and he was at once taken into custody. He stated that he was on the top of a straw stack, doing something at the thatch, when a e burst out. It appears extremely suspicious that be should have got the foreman away to another part of the farm just at that time, he having told the foreman that a buil [built] broken into. The foreman went thither, but found nothing stolen. The lad is to be examined betore [before] the istrates [magistrates] this (Friday) afternoon, when no doubt the wh will be brought out.-The Yorkehireman, [Yorkshireman] in a distant part of the farm had been such facts dren [den] any accurate information as to the cause of the disaster. It is surmised, by well-informed persons of the ad- [admiralty] miralty, [Admiralty] that it is owing to accident. Others, again, give it out as the determined act of a sailor who was punished for misdemeanour, and detained in the hold of the ship. The most reasonable rumour, and on which I place most reliance is, that it is owing to neg- [negligence] ligence, [licence] as several canisters of the powder conveyed to the magazines on shore were in a bad condition, and a quantity of the combustible was spilled. It is likely the lower deck was not swept, and some dull mariner emptied the contents of his pipe on the floor, when naturally it formed a train, and running to the powder magazine caused an instantaneous explosion. which was av powsorful [powerful] thet [the] 24 334.2 12 shin imty [amity] tere [tree] narts, [arts] and blew up the upper deck with the guns and ---s twenty-five feet in the air. This part fel [fe eet [et] the sea and disappeared for a few minu [mine] e low deck was thon [tho] to catch fire and burn with intense violence for seven minutes, when the ship gradually sank. Immediately after the explosion, hun- [Hun- hundreds] dreds [dress] of kaiks [kicks] and embarkations repaired to the scene of disaster, and a number of mutilated remains, showi [show] but little resemblance to human beings, were pick up. Of the 110 taken to the temporary ambulance, erected on the shore, thirty-six died immediately after and most of the sufferers were in such a dread- [dreadful] ful [full] condition that no hope whatever was entertained of their recovery. One poor fellow, a lieutenant, way picked up nearly drowned, fearfully burned, and witha [with] spike through his shoulder. He died six minutes after having been conveyed to the ambulance. A gallant Armenian porter had both his legs cut clean off, and still courageously dictated a letter to his mother, in- [informing] forming her of his sad state. No official list of the loss of men and officers has yet appeared; but it is ascer- [ace- ascertained] tained [gained] beyond all doubt that the most gallant officers of the Turkish navy have been lost. We have to deplore the death of six captains, who were on board the ad- [admiral] miral's [moral's] ship, in conference on a point of etiquette, as also the aide-de-camp of the grand admiral; of 14 lieu- [lieutenants] tenants, who were invited to an examination of several pupils of the academy and of 25scholarsof [scholars] the The list of casualities [qualities] is supposed to be as follows [follows] One commodore (Vice-Admiral Mahmond [Diamond] Pacha); [Pasha] one superior officer, Captain Pacha's [Pasha's] aide-de-camp six cap- [captains] tains, [trains] including the commander of the Neiri [NR] Shevket; [Checked] 21 heutenants, [tenants] 30 sub-officers; 25 midshipmen, in- [including] cluding [including] the scholars of the academy; 640 sailors and marines, 70 workmen, sent for repairs; 45 hammals, [marshals] employed to raise the anchors; 75 sailors belonging to the other ships, and in attendance on their officers; 50 visitors; 14 passengers in kaiks, [kicks] which sunk while passing near the ship at the time of explosion; one Italian broker total, 979. Deducting from this total the wounded and saved, there remains upwards of nine hundred lives lost. The number of wounded has not yet been accurately ascertained, as many accidents oc- [occurred] curred [cured] on board of the other vessels; but they have been so far secret. It is truly fortunate that but a small quantity of powder was on board, as if the explo- [expel- explosion] sion had taken place two days before, the disaster would have been owing to the vicinity of the dock and timber yards, and to the other men-of-war, which must inevitably have been burned. The wreck is complete, and the whole port is covered with frag- [fragments] ments [rents] of masts, bulwarks, and timber belonging to the Neiri [NR] Shevket. [Checked] The shock was felt all over the city. In the suburbs of Kassim [Assam] Pacha, [Pasha] Djoubali, [Double] and Fanar, [Far] not a pane of glass was whole, and even at Pera, [Per] which is at a considerable distance, glass was smashed, and the effect was similar to a shock of an earthquake. The first ministers who arrived at the scene of desolation were Suleyman [Solemn] Pacha, [Pasha] Mehemet [Theme] Pacha, [Pasha] and Mehmet Ali Pacha. [Pasha] The first, who is the great admiral, was so affected at the occurrence, that he swooned several times. It was agreed that Mehmet Ali Pacha, [Pasha] who is the sultan's brother-in-law, should inform his highness of the sad disaster, who immediately ordered a sum of 1,000 to be distributed among the widows, as also that pensions should be settled on the nearest relatives of the deceased. The complement of the Neiri [NR] Shevket [Checked] was 740 men and but 100 have answered the muster. The ship itself was built and launched at Izmit [Limit] in the month of June, 1832, and had most magnificent fittings. The choicest men and officers of the fleet were on board of this ship, but what is more to be deplored is, that on the 24th the sultan was to have visited the fleet in its pre- [present] sent moorings in the arsenal, and a number of pupils of the first class were to have been admitted as midship- [midshipmen] men. The poor fellows have been lost. Several of these young men had been some short time on board of the British fleet, and had practised naval tactics under the most learned mariners. The officers were all well- [vindicated] educated men, and to replace them will require some time. BaNkRupPTcy [Bankruptcy] Courts.-A return has been published relative to the amount of business done in the different bankruptcy courts of England. The gross amount of elaine [Blaine] prone has been 11,699,231, and the gross assets realised, 3,794,113. The total charges amounted to 517,352, and the amount ordered to be divided to 853,203. The amount of remuneration received by the several assignees since the date of their appointments has been 207,934, deducting from which the expenses of offices, clerks, &c., amountiug [amount] to 69,891, the net amount of re- [remuneration] muneration [remuneration] remaining is 90.492. THE Patent Laws aND [and] THE EXHIBITION oF 185 .- [W] On Monday a deputation from the Society for the Amend- [Amendment] ment [men] of the Laws relating to Patents, waited upon Sir G. Grey and Mr. Labouchere, [Labourer] at the Home Office. Mr. Campion stated the wishes of the deputation to be that some effectual plan of registering inventions should be pro- [provided] vided, [sided] and that a reduction should be made in the cost of patents. Without this, poor inventors would be quite unable to produce the result of their skill at the great ex- [exhibition] hibition. [exhibition] Other gentlemen also spoke, and both Sir George Grey and Mr. Labouchere, [Labourer] after listening to their state- [statements] ments, [rents] promised to give them their best attention. EXTENSION OF THE Pore's BULL To ScoTLanD. [Scotland] We are able to apprise the public that the papal brief for the erection of a territorial hierarchy in the south is about to be followed by a similar deed for the erection of a territorial hierarchy in the north. As England was divided into 12 dioceses, Scotland is to be partitioned into 7. Hitherto the Roman Catholic mission in Scotland has been arranged in three districts. The eastern and western districts are each presided over by two vicars apostolic; the northern district has but one. So rapid has been the increase of Roman Catholices [Catholic] in Scotland, that the number of their clergy has doubled in 20 years. In 1830 they had 60 Priests; in 1950 they have 120.-Edinburgh [W.-Edinburgh] Curant. [Current] GREEK CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EXHIBITION oF 1851.- [W] Her majesty's commissioners have received, through the Foreign Office, a communication from the government of Greece, announcing the appointment of a commission at Athens, to control the preparation of articles for the Exhibition of Industry in A space of 2,000 square feet had been allotted to the productions of Greece; but the commission state that, according to the best estimate they can form, a space of 1,500 square feet will be sufficient. for their purpose. The commission consists of ten persons holding official positions in connection wlth [with] commerce or national industry. RoBBERY [Robbery] aT THE OLDHAM Roap [Soap] RariLwa [Railway Sration.- [Station.- Station] On Saturday last, a boy, about fifteen years of age, named John Wood, was charged with stealing money, amounti [amount] to about 23, from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Station, in Oldham-road. Mr. Greenage, [Green] the manager, stated that the prisoner was a junior clerk in the office, and on Friday, the 18th of October, 22 was missed from a table, where it was counted out and placed, for the purpose of paying wages some silver was also since missed from a rawer, of which the prisoner had no right to have a key. No suspicion was entertained of the- [the boy] boy at the time, but since he was observed to bring various articles to the.office of x costly description. Suspicion then arose, and upon enquiry, it was discovered that he had bought a concertini, [concertina] for which he had paid ten guineas a brace of pocket pis- [pistols] tols; [told] pen-holder; a memorandum case, &c. On this discovery, the prosecutor informed him of the pur- [our- purchases] chases he had made, and asked him where he had got the money. At first he said that some had been given to him as presents, and he had won the other at lotteries; but witness asked him if he had. not purchased the concertini [concertina] in Salford, and told him that he had missed 22 three weeks ago. The ed then said that he took more than 20 a that time. itness [witness] had also missed some. silver from a drawer, and on the previous Thursday eo found a key upon the prisoner which would open it, which he said was the key belonging to another drawer. Mrs, Hyam, Chapel- [Chapel street] street, Salford. stated that the prisoner bought the concer- [concert- concertina] tini [tin] there on the preceding Tuesday week. On Mr. Maude inquiring if she did not think it a large sum of money for a boy to possess, she replied that she did, and told the pri- [pro- prisoner] soner [sooner] that her husband was in London, and on his return they would have some at three. guineas, but he replied that he wanted ene of the very best. Mr. Bent ap for the boy, andsaid [and said] it was evident that the lad not a proper conviction of the offence he was committing, from the cireumstance [circumstance] of his taking some of the proceeds of the mone [money to the office. The concertini, [concertina] he wi he had sent as a present to a person in Liverpool. The mazager [manager] remarked that he thought the boy was more artful than was supposed, for he must have been very ia effecting the robbery, as he was not alone when he took the money off shi [si] i foe ta y e table. He was committed to the sessions, FataL [Fatal] RalLway [Railway] AccIDENT.-Yeste [Accident.-Yeast] fata) [fatal] railway accident occurred near Leeds, Th oe Gi ard [ad] in the employ of the York and 'Nort [Not] Midland 2 way Company, was killed at the Woodlestna [Woodland] Railway Station, about six miles from Leeds, He was in BA i at nee pag [page] a ee ok as at he was in the act of ene W train came wi i is who resided at York has unprovided for, at pregnancy, and kis [is]