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POETRY. THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRON [CHRONIC] ICLE, [ICE] SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1850. 3 1 the early spring of youth ae Tiearat [Treat] to doubt the truth of woman's smiles and tears ; Sor [Sir] yet the winter of distrust, iad [aid] chill'd my boyish years. ryland [Rylands] I tended garden rare, in which were blended a Gay flowers of every hue ; tulips by the rainbow painted, And modest violets untainted, 4 favoured rosetree [street] grew. This rosebush was my sole delight By day my only care,-at night 'still present in my dreams ; With longing eye and anxious thought j watch'd its growth, and for it sought Water from purest streams. ant In fancy's fai [fair] Now summer's gentle reign drew nigh, When through the woods soft zephyrs sigh, Rustling the fresh-leafed trees ; Each mossy bud I counted o'er, And prized [prizes] their parent stem far more Than sweets are prized [prizes] by bees, One morning, at the hour of dawn, While yet the dew-bespangled lawn Glittered in liquid gems, On culling full-blown roses bound I sought my garden's queen,-and found Nothing but broken stems. genrember, [remember] 1850. G. T. D. - - REVIEW. tks [ths] for Review to be enclosed to the care of Mr. C. hell Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London. a1 We Mite aah Musician AND Liprary [Library] or CauRcH [Church] Music. me Edwards and Hughes, Ave Maria-lane; and and Co., Soho-square. umbers [numbers] of this new monthly issue are now before oma oa] which we have ventured to make a few extracts us, HU resent number. It has seldom of late fallen to our oT sant a more unpretending or more opportune pub- [public] lot The aim of its conductors is a most laudable one, ba aie [are] other than a desire to create a more sound and ane [an] practice of church music among our congregations. oan [on] 8 reflect on the influence, as a part of congrega- [Congress- Congregational] ional [national] devotion, music might be brought to exercise, it tone ating acting] to have to regret the absence of so great is ee vy in the ordinary services of the national church, 'these defects, and spread abroad sound notions To songregational [Congregational] harmony, is the design of the cheap oe how befo [before] re us, and judging from the ability evinced the articles bearing on this subject, we predict for it a ng measure of support, and a p rolonged [prolonged] niet, [net] resulting in the growth of more healthy fruit in the vineyard it has chosen. FIRESIDE READINGS. Fie' honester aman, [man] the easier cheated. Nothing is dificult [difficult] to impose upon as In impostor. Against the great superiority of another, there is no resource but love. Music isa prophecy of what life is to be; the rain- [rainbow] bow of promise, translated out of seeing into hearing. Aword [Word] spoken in season, at the right moment, is jie [Joe] mother of ages. Few men feel joyous and light-hearted, and remain utterly selfish; they must communicate their feelings. A prosey [prose] man is like the clack ofa [of] mill when there is no corn to grind. Manners are more esteemed in society than virtues; though the one are artificial, like false brilliants; and the other pure like real jewels. The author dreads the critic; the miser the thief; the criminal the judge; the horse the whip; and the lamb the wolf-all after their kind. Whatever may be the native vigour of the mind, she ean never form any combinations from few ideas, as many as changes can never be rung upon a few bells. An IvsecurE [Secure] person in delicate health being asked by a friend if he would venture on an orange, replied, No, I thank you, I should roll off. A Poser Pa, what is meant by 'raw recruits Tt means soldiers who have never stood fire, child. Qu I know-same as chesnuts-after [Cents-after] they are roasted they ain't [in't] raw Pa was done brown. Morcaxatic [Majestic] MarriaGeE.-The [Marriage.-The] fairy Morgana [Organ] was married to a mortal. Is this not a sufficent [sufficient] explana- [explain- explanation] tion [ion] of the term morganatic magnetic being applied to mar- [marriages] riages [carriages] where the parties are of unequal rank -Notes and Querics. [Queries] EasiLy [Easily] Won.- Teddy, me boy, jist [just] guess how many cheese there is in this here bag, on' faith I'll give ye the whole five. Five, said Teddy. Arrah Area by my-sowl, [my-sol] bad luck to the man that tould [could] ye Goop Apvice.-The [Advice.-The] Rev. Mr. Stewart advised three questions to be put to ourselves before speaking evil of any man -First, is it true Second, is it kind Third is it necessary It may safely be said that no nation boasts its own virtues so loudly as the English, and none have done 0] little for the instruction of the people and improve- [improvement] ment [men] of the laws-the first duty of every civilised state. Lord Brouyham. [Brougham] Fasuiox.-A [Six.-A] power as invisible and as despotic as the grand Llama of Thibet. [Thirty] Her mandates, of which the origin is utterly unknown are nevertheless under- [understood] stood and communicated by some inscrutable instinct, and obeyed with still more inexplicable and unenquiring [enquiring] submission. Tar Mora Vaive [Valve] or Mustc.-The [Must.-The] more we have of good instruments the better; for all my children, not Cxcepting [Excepting] my little daughter, learn to play, and prepar- [prepare- prepared] ig to fll [ll] my house with harmony against all events; that if we have worse times we may have better spirits. -Bishop Berkeley. 4 Name.- I wants to schipp [ship] in the weilla, [will, said a Dutchman to a clerk in a shipping office. W ell, said the clerk, pen in hand, what's your me Tt ish Hans Vanasmananderdaunsevaneymen- [Vanasmananderdaunsevaneymendeymitehcitenschupfeldmitdeschupyoneidromp] deymitehcitenschupfeldmitdeschupyoneidromp said Gly, [Fly] gravely ejecting his old quid, and taking a wt nee . CHURC [CHURCH] gereral [general] D jn our tone. Heavens said the clerk, do you know Buide [Guide] is in English Yaw, Inh [In] does; 'it is Von Suudt. [Study] Leigh Hunt's father was a stalwart clergyman, who Ww Lot what it was to truckle. One day being in mpany many] with a certain bishop, they fell into a dis- [discussion] in which the somewhat pompous and bigotted [bigoted] deemed his dignity would go for half the argu- [argue- argument] tn, Finding that Mr. Hunt had the best of it, he ert [et] fiercely upon him, saying, Sir, do you know clergy an Dust and ashes, my lord, replied the otters OF SLANDER.-The famous Boerhaave [Behave] was Tho 't easily woved [moved] by detraction. He used to say, thems [them] parks of calumny will be presently extinct of remark Yes unless you blow them. It was a good upon nent [sent] 'another, that the malice of ill tongues cast Upon eon [on] man is only like a mouthful of smoke blown the ne amond, among] which, though it clouds its beauty for song oe yet it is easily rubbed off and the gem re- [withdrew] little trouble to its owner. IN Bep [Be] AWaKE.-Nothing [Wake.-Nothing] can be more pre- [Primitive] iemplative [imperative] tender constitutions, or studious and con- [consisting] than lying long in bed after one is it awake, or has slept a due or reasonable time; Cessarily Necessarily] thickens the juices, enervates the solids, kin Weakens the constitution. A free open air is a of cold bath, especially after rising out of a warm aud [and] tae [tea] Consequently makes the circulation brisker ib bea Oomple, [Ample] and braces up the solids, which lying Dostuy, [Dost] solves, aud [and] soaks in moisture. The erect tio, [to] J24 [J] the activity of watching make the perspira- [Pereira- respiratory] store plentiful, and the gross evacuations more and off. This is evident from the appetite which yoo [too those that rise early feel, beyond that the 8 t by lying long in bed. Add to all these treating of the fresh benign morning air-the re- [right] Light, of all the noxious damps and vapours of the om ether with the clouds and heaviness that are Pou [Po] the brain from sleep; and lastly, that or bres [bees] ss and alacrity that is felt by the approach, adds, Of the glorious luminary the sun, which we force to the heart, and gives a spur to the Pye td jaded spirits -Cheyne on Health. every an Body Tuixxs [Excuses] or SELF First -We see how busi [bus] in the world has his own private griefs and 'by which he is more cast down or occupied How le, fe affairs or sorrows of any other person. We are in the world; how selfish and secret, Villow [Willow] You and your wife have pressed the same Ps forty years, and fancy yourselves united. You lie she cry out when you have the gout, or do 'less arate [rate] when she has got the toothache Your to hep Seemingly all innocence, and devoted ither, [other] but nt 2nd her piano-lesson, is thinking of dingea',, [leading] Ut Of the young lieutenant with whom she the last ball; the honest, frank boy, just re- [re you] You wil cr School, is secretly ing on the money The ojg [jg] SV him, and the debts he owes the tart-man. ai, othe [the] crooning in the corner, and bound Ress [Rest] an world within a few months, has some busi- [bus- severe] Very like which are quite private and her own; ht whe [the] she is thinking of fifty years back, and that wit she made such an impression, and danced a for hop. th the captain, before your father proposed Wife ig 'cad What a silly little over-rated creature your as f how absurdly you are infatuated about her aud [and] your wife-oh, philosophic reader answer Verse Walke [Walker] 2 Cu tell her all Ah sir, a distinct uni- [unions] ings in about under your hat and under mine-all took at has wre [re] are different to each-the woman we from has the same features; the dish we eat Sther; [Other] von ot ,the same taste to the one and the fell I are but a pair of infinite isolations, [isolation] Rdennis, [Tennis] islands a little more or less near us.- de , There is something in the last hour of the day, if indeed it be a happy one, which seems to conoenizaig [cognizance] all the pleasant things of the past. It is like a fine evening sky, calm and sweet, and full of rays, that are all the rosier because they are the last. A Nicz [Nice] Pornt.-During [Port.-During] the progress of i County Court on Tuesday, Tone of the gentlemen learned in the law objected giving evidence being asked if he knew his own age. No man could know his own age, and hence any state- [statement] ment [men] on the subject would be hearsay evidence, and must go for nothing. Or, to use other words, the learned objection was that, although it is true every man must be present at his own birth, it is equally true he would be too young at the time to recollect the cir- [circumstance] cumstance. [cum stance] The novelty of the objection tickled the fancy of every one who appreciated the joke. The judge permitted the question to be put to the young man in another shape, namely as to what age he believed himself to be.-Cheltenham Journal. Epucation [Education] at THE Care or Goop Horre.-In [Horse.-In] Edu- [Ed- Education] cation, England might take a lesson from her South can dependency-it is in the education of the people. Government schools are established in every town, and almost every village cf the colony, open to children of all classes and all creeds, and free of all expense. They are presided over by intelligent teachers, chiefly selected from the Scotch universities, and truly their pupils do these gentlemen infinite credit. Ido not hesitate to say, that the rising generation of the Cape Colony will be the best educated men of their class in all the British empire. It is to Dr. J. ones, the former president of the South African College, in Cape Town, that the colony is indebted for this invaluable boon. Even the population in the far interior are better off in this respect than the children of our English peasantry. Thanks to the energy of Campbell, Latrobe, Moffat, and other ener- [enter- energetic] getic, [get] common-sense, as well as pious members of the Missionary Society the children of the Hottentots, Griquas, [Gris] and even of some of the Bechuanas, [Beans] are fast being brought into the pale of civilisation by attendance at the schools established by those gentlemen. Some of the offspring of English parents in the interior of England, have no such schools to attend. Dickens's Household Words. PosiTioN [Position] oF Batmorat [Beardmore] Castie.-Balmoral [Castle.-Balmoral] Castle the present residence of Queen Victoria is well situated for seclusion, it is a work of time and labour to approach it. The inn at Inver is the nearest domicile in which a stranger can find shelter, and this hostel is full two miles further up the river than Balmoral. These two miles, however, give no idea of the distance to be traversed between the two places, because the inn is on the opposite side of the Dee. The real distance between the royal residence and that of any tourist or stranger is somewhat more than four miles, The walk, however, for those who think eight or nine miles good exercise (and every one who penetrates into the High- [Highlands] lands should be of that Opinion) will be found ex- [extremely] tremely [extremely] pleasant and picturesque-the scenery combin- [combine- combining] ing softness with a rugged grace, something like what Lady Mary Wortley Montague styled as beauty re- [reposing] posing in the lap of terror. Her Majesty goes out and in quite at ease; when met in any of her drives the peasantry doff hat or bonnet, obtain a satisfactory ac- [acknowledgement] knowledgement [knowledge] of their courtesy-for the Queen and Prince seem both to be very particular on this point- [point and] and the parties pass on without stop or stare. It is understood that her Majesty wishes privacy, and the loyalty of the people leads them instinctively to meet her wishes. Abergeldie, [Obliged] where the Duchess of Kent has fixed her summer residence, is only two miles distant from Balmoral, and also on the margin of the river. Scots Greys on THE Marca.-Our [March.-Our] march from Brighton to Birmingham occupied eight, nine, or ten days. I had seen but little of rural England before that time and though that was but a glimpse, compared with what I have since seen, it was fresh, vivid, and impressive. I retain it to this day distinctly; and can at will, sitting by the hearth, looking dreamily into the fire, or vacantly upon a book, draw out the whole line country before me; the villages, road-side inns, half- [halfway] way houses where we halted to rest, swinging sign- [signboards] boards, village greens, broad commons, cross roads, finger-posts, travellers journeying with us and telling where a jibbct [gibbet] once was, where some highwayman-still a hero of tradition-once ruled the road, and robbed the high sheriff, or villagers shrinking out of sight with the recollection of the swing riots of 1830 and 1831 still fresh-with the dread still upon them of the special commission, accompanied by soldiers, which had con- [consigned] signed a few to the gallows, many to the hulks, and had probably missed the chiefs who fired the rick-yards or led the multitudes to break the thrashing milis-some [miles-some] of these chiefs now look upon us from a distance without any desire to come nearer. Other villagers, where no riots or swing fires had been and no fears for troops of cavalry were felt, came out to be critical on the horses, and to approve of the long swords, or car- [carbines] bines, [bones] the bright scarlet, the black bear-skin on the men's heads, and the white feathers on the bear-skin. They stood, and I can see them standing now, on the play-worn ground beside the parish stocks, in front of the church-yard walls. Behind them the churches, venerable and grey, not always with lofty spires, con- [conspicuously] spicuously [conspicuously] upraised to heaven, but oftener lowly, and half concealed among the trees, as if retreating there for prayer and humble worship; the trees, with the dead of many generations under their roots, bearing on their branches, one might suppose as fruit, a young generation of miniature men in round white hats, smock frocks, leather leggings, and laced up boots the fathers and elder brothers of these miniature men thus clustered on the trees, standing in round white hats, smock frocks, leather leggings, and laced-up boots, as if they had dropped from the trees when they grew large and heavy all were out to look at the soldiers-who taking cross country roads went through villages where soldiers are seldom seen, and where a regiment mounted on grey horses was never before seen. Women also and babies were out. And laughing little maids, the future brides and mothers of rural England, climbed on the gates and stiles to see; and hearing the boys in the tree call, Soldier, give I that long sword, wilt thee soldier cried Soldier, take I on that horse with the long white tail, wilt thee, soldier And gentlemen and ladies from the mansions, that stood within the wooded parks walked out to look upon the unusual sight. So did grave vicars, and rectors, and their servants from vicarage and rectory, look out when the trumpets or the band played. And when the rear came up, they inquired where we were going-were the swing rioters abroad again The village live stock upon the commons, dogs, hogs, and asses; and old horses, which had once been in military service, now capered when they heard the trumpets, as if young again; all were set astir by the marching of a regiment among them. The cows hobbled to the farthest side of the common, having no sympathy for bright scarlet or kettle drums. And the geese, which had survived the killing and the roasting at Christmas, sheered off and faced round at a distance to hiss us, as if they were dis- [disloyal] loyal geese hissing a regiment of royal dragoons, or as if they knew that we being Scotch dragoons, were ignorant of roast goose.-A. Somerville. A ELopeMent.-The [Elopement.-The] Balranald [Bland] affair seems to have had something like a contaminating influence in the north, and has wafted from the outer Hebrides to this quiet corner of our mainland, untoward thoughts of love. The Kirkton of Glenelg is an innocent, moral, as well as an exceedingly beautiful place, as it sits smiling on thesea. [these. The habits of the people are kind, obliging, and honest but they are jealous of inferior strangers coming amongst them. They have long wooed and married amongst themselves, and are almost all connected by the ties of friendship and relationship. However, about the end of last week an event occurred which proved an exception to the rule; the flower of Kirkton, the blacksmith's daughter, who, being young, frugal, and handsome, had offers nine or ten, and the best offers the locality could afford, which she always rejected, causing many an uneasy sleepless night to the beaux [Beau] of Kirkton- [MacDonald] eloped with the district policeman. The consternation of the villagers can scarcely be imagined. The police- [policeman] man was none of themselves; he was a stranger, a Roman Catholic, and a policeman How the lady could have refused better offers, better-looking men, for a diminu- [diminution- diminutive] tive [tie] policeman, defied the comprehension of the Kirk- [Contents] tonites. [tones] After the policeman had got off his prize, and landed her in a place of safety, he returned to his duty, and, strange to say, was taken prisoner by her father, the blacksmith, and incarcerated in his back room for four-and-twenty hours. The warrant was the brawny arm and clinched fist of the son of Vv ulcan, [Vulcan] which hovering around his head, threatening immediate anni- [ann- annihilation] hilation, [Hilton] obliged the alarmed policeman quietly to comply. The clergyman at length was applied to by the incarcerated, and he, being a magistrate as well as a minister, was of opinion that the detention was illegal, and the policeman was set at liberty. The next day being Sunday, the parties were proclaimed, the father of the bride lodging a protest and a shilling before the congregation. But by this time we hope all parties are reconciled, and that she is now the blythe [Blyth] and happy wife of the little policeman.-Jnverness [policeman.-Governess] Advertiser. VaLvUE [Value] oF READING AND Writtnc.-The [Written.-The] man who can not read, what is his sense of hearing worth The communications of business, the gossip of the household, the clink of guineas, and the whir of spindles he can hear; but to the high and highest voices which God has fashioned to edify him and all men, he is deaf. The man who cannot write, beyond some little temporary circle, he is dumb. While he who can read has an ear- [ear trumpet] trumpet that conveys to him the uttered thought of the remotest past and distance; he who can write has a speaking-trumpet that carries his messages over all the continents, and through the loudest storms of the ever- [ever noisy] noisy sea of time. This is true, indeed, of all ages in which the art of writing has been practised but of no age is it so widely true as of ours. While the eighteenth century antiquaries were collecting their ancient re- [relies] liques [liquors] and the like, a Scottish ploughboy, [plough boy] with the fiery and susceptive [deceptive] heart of an old minstrel in him, was driving his team afield. Had the lot of Robert Burns been cast in an unreading [reading] and unwriting [writing] age, the dumb ploughboy [plough boy] might have died a dumb ploughman; his melody might have fallen like rain upon the dry ground, refreshing it but disappearing for ever. But Bobert [Robert] had been taught both to read and write, and a book or two lay in his pocket as he drove his team afield; 80, instead of an anonymous minstrel, like one of the cattle on a thousand hills, he became a song writer for Britain and the world. William Shakspere's [Shakespeare's] father, it is pretty certain, could not write; luckily there was a free gram- [grammar] mar school in Stratford; and now we have Shakspere's [Shakespeare's] works. Were it only for the sake of the few Shakspere's, [Shakespeare's] and the few Brindleys, [Brindley] let schools everywhere be built in England; and the sounds of young instruction blend everywhere with those of labour, which rise there with- [without] out ceasing up to the cope of heaven.-F. Espinaese, [Spinners] Esq. in National Education not necessary Governmental, Sec- [Sectarian] tarian, [train] or Irreligioas. [Religious] THE Doow [Wood] or Pervertep [Perverted] InTELLECT.-Oblivion [Intellect.-Oblivion] must be the ultimate doom of all who have set at defiance the maxims of decency, morality, and religion, however bright their genius, and however vast their powers. As the world grows older, and, we trust, better; as it ap- [approximates] proximates [proximate] to that state of religious and moral eleva- [level- elevation] tion [ion] which Christianity warrants us to anticipate, many a production which a licentious age has pardoned for its genius, will be thrown aside in spite of it. In that day, if genius rebelliously refuse, as it assuredly will not, to consecrate itself to goodness, the world will rather turn to the humblest productions which are instinct with virtue, than to the fairest works of genius when polluted by vice. In a word, the long idolatry of intel- [intellect] lect [let] which has enslaved the world will be broken and the world will see that, bright as genius may be, virtue is brighter still, Happy the writers who, if destined to live so long, have, with souls prophetic of the great change, and true to the dictates of morality and religion, never written a line but what after ages may gratefully turn to for solid instruction or innocent delight and happy, also, all who, though not destined to see those distant times, have in any measure contributed to form and hasten them.-Home Circle. Penyy [Penny] PostacGe [Postage] anp [an] STEEL Pens.-But, during the last ten years, the natural desire to learn to write of that part of the youthful population which education can reach, has received a great moral impulse by a wondrous development of the most useful and plea- [pleasurable] surable [durable] exercise of that power. The uniform penny postage has been established. In the year 1838 the whole number of letters delivered in the United King- [Kingdom] dom was 76,000,000; in this year that annual deli- [delivery] very has reached the prodigious number of 337,000,000. In 1838, a committee of the House of Commons thus denounced, amongst the great commercial evils of the high rates of postage, their injurious effects upon the great bulk of the people They either act asa grievous tax on the poor, causing them to sacrifice their little earnings to the pleasure and advantage of correspond- [corresponding] ing with their distant friends, or compel them to forego such intercourse altogether thus subtracting from the small amount of their enjoyments, and obstructing the growth and maintenance of their best affections. Honoured be the man who broke down these barriers Praised be the government that, for once stepping out of its fiscal tramway, dared boldly to legislate for the domestic happiness, the educational progress, and the moral elevation of the masses The steel pen, sold at the rate of a penny a dozen, is the creation, in a consi- [cons- considerable] derable [desirable] degree, of the penny postage stamp; as the penny postage stamp was a representative, if nota [not] crea- [care- creation] tion, [ion] of the new educational power. Without the steel pen, it may reasonably be doubted whether there were mechanical means within the reach of the great bulk of the population for writing the three hundred and thirty- [seven] seven millions of letters that now annually pass through the post-office.-Dickens's Household Words. CHESSPLAYING.-BourDonnals.-The [Chess playing.-Burdens.-The] rapidity of De la Bourdonnais [Burdens] can only, in fact, be equalled by his gluttony for the game. Nothing satiates him, or causes him to cry, Hold -enough His chess hours are frcm [from] noon to midnight, seven times a week. He seems to be a chess-automaton, wound up to meet all con- [conceivable] ceivable [suitable] cases with mathematical accuracy. When he played his famed match here of nearly one hundred games with our M'Donnell, the hour of meeting being between eleven and twelve a.m. the encounter has fre- [re- frequently] quently [frequently] continued until six or seven p.m.; after which M'Donnell would cease playing, exhausted fre- [re- frequently] quently [frequently] even to weariness. Not so De la Bourdonnais. [Burdens] He would snatch a hasty dinner by the side of the chess- [subordinate] boardjand [Boardman] in ten minutes be again enthroned in his chair, the hero of the hundred fights giving rook, or knight, or pawn, as the case may be, to any opponent who presented fresh as the dewy morn, and vigorous as though 'twere [were] breakfast-time. He would play thus till long past midnight, smoking cigars, drinking punch, and pouring forth his full soul in even boisterous merri- [mere- merriment] ment, [men] dismissing at times his punch in favour of what he termed, Burton ale-beer, the only fault of which, he was wont to say, was, that after three or four bottles he became additionally impatient, if he found his ad- [adversary] versary [vestry] slow. I recollect that upon one occasion he played above forty games at chess at asitting, [sitting] with ama- [am- amateurs] teurs [Thurs] of every grade of skill; and with all this he had to be at his post to encounter M'Donnell in the morning. The habits of De la Bourdonnais [Burdens] over the board are, indeed, the very reverse of what would be expected from so profound a thinker; but he appears to be divided into two existences-the one of which does the chess, the other the fun. Jokes, songs, and epigrams, burst in a flood from his lips, in tones like those of Lablache. [Blanche] This is, of course, chiefly after dinner, when giving large odds, and when winning for, should the tables turn in the latter respect, the brows of our friend (De la Bourdonnais) [Burdens] lour like the storm-clouds of Mont Blanc. De la Bourdonnais [Burdens] expressed himself to me as being altogether confounded at the imperturbability of M'Donnell under defeat. Our countryman, at one sitting, lost three games running; and yet, quoth De la Bourdonnais, [Burdens] he could smile Had it been me, added the Frenchman, emphatically, I should have torn the hair from my head and so he would. No passing events can shake the attention of La Bourdon- [Burdens] nais [nails] when at chess. He concocts jests and mates in the same crucible. Une [One] petite position is what he aims at from the beginning. Let him once attain that, and be sure he'll hold his own. When the joke and the laugh rise highest, then look out for squalls, and reef your topsails. To you it isa dark night; but to his leopard eye, the first rays of the sun are gilding the mountain top. His advantage improves, and he actually smothers you in mystification and nonsense. Taruffi [Tariff] once met Ercole [Cole] del [de] Rio in a chess café, [cage] and when beaten soundly exclaimed, You must either be the devil or Del Rio The mortality of our hero is certainly at times to be suspected. The clearness with which he foresees consequences, through a long vista of checks and changes, is truly admirable. No man sacri- [sari- sacrifices] fices [ices] a piece so well; none know so well the art of playing the proper move at the proper time. When hard pushed, his coups de resource are electrifying. Win a piece, it is a trifle; nothing short of killing him outright will avail you. Strike him merely to the earth, ard, [ad] Autzus-like, [Ats-like] he rises stronger from the fall. I should have never given up chess, said Deschappelies [Chapels] once to me, except in favour of La Bourdonnais. [Burdens] He is worthy to sustain the honour of my school, and in his hands the reputation of France is safe -Chess and Chess-player's. Mecuanics' [Mechanics] OF Epv- [EP- Evacuation] caTion.-Among [action.-Among .-Among] other great yet secondary difficulties which, under the existing system of labour, limit the utility of mechanics' institutes, one arises from the fact that much of the education such institutions are engaged in diffusing, rightly aims to repair the deplorable neglect of earlier years, and is therefore almost in perpetual conflict with the duties and obligations of a maturer period. To those who, remembering the ten or twelve hours' daily labour of the working man, estimate also the time occupied in travelling from the various places of employment, often (as in my own case) two or three miles, the time consumed in the evening ablution, and the evening meal also, the journey to the institute, it is apparent how impossible it must be that the classes can have that systematic attendance which is indispensable to much progress. To all, then, who are concerned in the welfare of working men, the timely education of the young must stand forth a duty, paramount and never for one moment to be forgotten for if a complete elementary education was imparted at the proper time, the acquisition of which would form the principal and natural occupation of youth, the distracting antagonism alluded to would exist no longer, but be replaced by an order of study arising and extending out of earlier ac- [acquirements] quirements, [requirements] rendered ultimately complete, by realising and ennobling the objects for which these institutions were established. Mr. Hogg, at the conclusion of his report, indicates perhaps one of the most comprehensive remedies for the intellectual destitution which prevails, when he utters the opinion, that the most advantageous feature in connection with these institutions, and one which should be cherished and enlarged, is the elemen- [eleven- elementary] tary [Tar] education of the young. It is obvious that the elementary education common at present among even the more fortunate working men, scarcely merits the designation. It is a fallacy to bestow the name educa- [Edgar- education] tion [ion] on the mere ability to read and write. Any ob- [observant] servant working man will readily confess, that in a vast majority of cases their reading and writing is of the most meagre description, rarely accompanied by a single fea- [fe- feature] ture [true] of what is termed general knowledge. This poverty of elementary culture arises apparently from several causes,-parental ignorance of its value and uses, in- [inability] ability to defray its cost, and the absence of institutions, local and national, offering great and conspicuous facili- [facility- facilities] ties for its attainment. The first cause can only be removed gradually by the educational training of the present generation the second would be obviated by the establishment of the means for universal teaching from the resources of the nation at large. This may be the wrong place to refer to the rejection of the national system offered some time since by Sir James Graham. Posterity will probably regard that opposition in a different manner to the authors of it, and may denounce the scruples which occasioned its withdrawal as a crime for which the evils of existing ignorance is an insufficient retribution. We are told that we have eight millions yet in this country who cannot write, and to those eight millions at least the book of nature and the Book of God might have remained unwritten will it be forgotten that He has said- Suffer little children to come unto me. All honour to the friends of love and light who are gathering anew; the Lancashire Public School Asso- [Ass- Association] ciation, [cation] whose rational, equitable, and enlightened plan is before the world, are by their zeal and courage earning the acclamations and gratitude of the country and man- [mankind] kind. May God defend the right-Prize by Journeyman Painter. Now, THEN.- Now, then, Thomas, what are you burning off my writing-table there Only the paper what's written all over, sir I ain't [in't] touched the clean. EXPERIMENTAL,- Henry, what are you dropping ink on that mahogany table for Just to see whether your receipt for taking out spots be good, sir. THE IN MARISCHAL [MARSHALL] CoLLEGE, [College] ABER- [ABERDEEN] DEEN.-In [NEED.-In .-In] the department of Natural History, in this college, over the specimens of granite, may be secn [seen] the following It is requested that No Person, touch the Specimen's A Samor's [Same's] Ipza [IPA] or Goop Mzat.-Warburton, [Moat.-Warburton] in his account of his voyage up the Nile, gives an amusing instance of a singular opinion held by sailors. He says On arriving at Kench, [Bench] we gave the crew a feast consisting of an old ram, preferred by them to younger mutton, because it stood more chewing. THE ELoquEence [Eloquence] oF SILENcE.-When [Silence.-When] J. ames Beres- [Beers- Beresford] ford, author of The Miseries of Human Life, was at the Charterhouse School, he was a remarkably gay and noisy fellow; and one day, having played truant to attend a concert, the school (says Southey) was so quiet that his absence was at once detected, and brought upon him a flogging. Can THE Eraiopian [European] CHaNGE [Change] HIs [His] SKIN'-It is reported by the New York Sun paper, thata [that] slave from theSouth [the south] has just made his appearance in that city, who has dis- [discovered] covered a secret mode of changing the coloured skin to one. He has changed the hue of his own feet, hands, and part of his face, while the rest of his person is gradually undergoing the same wonderful metamor- [meteor- metamorphosis] phosis. [phases] He accidentally discovered that a certain weed, which he found on his master's plantation, had this surprising effect. He expects to be fully white in eight or ten months. Every Man HIs [His] own BEDMAKER.- [BEDMAKER] During the hunt- [hunting] ing season the Laird of Logan was favoured with many visitors. On one occasion a party assembled at his house more numerous than usual, and such as to excite the fears of his housekeeper for accommodation during the night. In this quandary she applied to her master [master] Dear me, Laird, what am I to do wi' a' thae [the] folks I wonder they hea [he] nae mair [air] sense than come trooping here in dizens [dozens] there's no beds in the house for half o' them Keep yourself easy, my woman, said the Laird; Tl just fill them a' fou, [four] and they'll fin' beds for themsels. [themselves] WuiTEWwasHING.- [Whitewashing.- Whitewashing] While at Windsor, I took cold and was laid up with a fever. I had not been in bed three days, when my landlady came into the room. We ll captain, how do you find yourself by this time Oh, I'm a little better, thank you, replied L Well, 'm glad of it, because I want to whitewash your room for if the colourman stops to do it to-morrow he'll be charging another quarter of a dollar. But I'm not able to leave my room. Well, then, I'll speak to him, -I dare say he won't mind you being in bed while he whitewashes, THe [The] Gornam [Gram] Case AGAIN -At a meeting of the Reformation Society at Exeter, the Rev. Dr. Cumming told an anecdote, with the spirit of which we can all sympathise -I met a clergyman in August travelling from Amiens to Paris. A lady who sat opposite us, in the same carriage, incidentally TI suppose you have heard of Mr. Gorham's case. He said- [said] I'am [am] leaving the diocese of Exeter to escape from that case, and to hear it mentioned in a railway carriage in France, is horrifying. THe [The] ArtiFiciaL [Artificial] Lire or Royatty.-What [Royalty.-What] chance has Queen Victoria of inspecting for herself the actual condition of popular life She ever sees England in its gala state, with the people not only in holyday [holiday] mood but on their good behaviour. To the royal naturalist the human race is exhibited in-an aspect quite peculiar as cattle low, and ducks quack, so common people hurrah; poultry perch, dogs grin, and humans smile; as geese walk in Indian file, as birds nidify, [notify] as bees swarm, and build honey-combs, so English, both male and female, range themselves by the edges of public roads and take delight in the erection of triumphal arches. Queen Victoria may be intensely cognizant of these natural traits; but what will they teach her of the ordinary condition of the people, whose acting governors she appoints Even an occasional visit with Albert to an astounded and beatified cottager will scarcely let her most gracious Majesty behind the scenes. Haroun- [Around- Heroine] el-Raschid [el-Reached -Raschid] is said to have taken effective means for knowing his people, by going among them free from the restraints and scaring splendours of royalty but as France is not to be descried from the saddle of a state charger, neither is England from the velvet cushion of a royal carriage. -Spectator. Hor [Or] Conrrapicrions.-If [concurrence.-If] we take a platinum ladle, and hold it over a furnace until it becomes of a bright red heat, and then project cold water into its bowl, we shall find that the water will remain quiescent, and give no sign of ebullition-not so much as a single fizz but the moment the ladle begins to cool, it will boil up and quickly evaporate. So, also, if amass of metal, heated to whiteness, be plunged in a vessel of cold water, the surrounding fluid will remain tranquil so long as the glowing white heat continues; but the moment the temperature falls, the water will boil briskly. Again-if water be poured upon an iron sieve, the wires of which are made red hot, it will not run through but, on the sieve cooling, it will run through rapidly. These contradictory effects are easily accounted for. The repelling power of intense heat keeps the water from immediate contact with the heated metal, and the particles of the water, collectively, retain their globular form but when the vessel cools, the repulsive power diminishes, and the water coming into closer contact with the heated surface, its particles can no longer retain their globular form, and eventually cxpand [expand] into a state of vapour.-Dickens's Household ords, [ord] INfrELLECTUAL [Intellectual] AND Morat [Mort] Power.-- What avails intel- [intellectual] lectual [effectual] without moral power How little does it avail us to study the outward world, if its greatness inspire no reverence to its author, if its beneficence awaken no kindred love towards our fellow-creatures How little does it avail us to study history, if the past do not help us to comprehend the dangers and the duties of the present-if, from the sufferings of those who have gone before us, we do not learn to suffer, and from their great and good deeds, how to act nobly-if the developments of the human heart, in different ages and countries, do not give us a better knowledge of ourselves How little does literature benefit us, if the sketches of life and cha- [ca- character] racter, [Carter] the generous sentiments, the testimony to disin- [Dyson- disinterestedness] terestedness [interested] and rectitude, with which it abounds, do not incite and guide us to wiser, purer, and more grate- [grateful] ful [full] action How little substantial good do we derive from poetry and the fine arts, if the beauty, which delights the imaginations, does not warm and refine the heart, and raise us to the love and admiration of what is fair, and perfect, and lofty, in character and life Let our studies be as wide as our condition will allow but let this be their highest aim, to instruct us in our duty and happiness, in the perfection of our nature, in the true use of life, in the best direction of our powers. Then is the culture of intellect an unmixed good, when it issacredly [assuredly] used to enlighten the conscience, to feed the flame of generous sentiment, to direct us in our common employment, to throw a grace over our com- [common] mon actions, to make us sources of innocent cheerful- [cheerfulness] ness and centres of holy influence, and to give us courage, strength and stability, amidst the sudden changes and sore temptations and trials of life.- [life] Rev. Dr. Channing. FOREIGNERS ENGLISHMEN.-The amount of instruc- [instruct- instruction] tion [ion] on the manners, habits, feelings, modes of expres- [express- expression] sion, gesture, costume, and general demeanour of his compatriots which an Englishman may glean in some of the foreign theatres, when an Englishman is being re- [represented] presented on the stage, is perfectly astounding. We have in this way become acquainted with English cha- [ca- characteristics] racterics [stricter] of which the most comically inclined maniac could never dream after the most dyspeptic of suppers. It is not long since the mirror held up to nature-that is, English nature reflected by the French-revealed to us at the Ambigi [Ambiguity] Comique, [Comic] and at the Thé&tre [The&te] des Variétés, [Varieties] in Paris, that of ourselves which yet we knew not of'-dreamt not of. One gentleman who supported not only the character of a prefect, but an enormous cocked hat, assured us that when we were at home we groaned under the tyranny of a feudal govern- [government] ment, [men] which ground us to the dust that our common- [commonalty] alty [alt] was overriden [override] and harrowed by tax-exacting aris- [ares- aristocrats] tocrats; [Socrates] that they died of starvation in heaps; that if they dared to call their souls their own the latter were summarily released from their bodies by a perambulat- [Perambulators- perambulating] ing police disguised as members of the Royal Humane Society. In another scene the same public instructor told us thatall [that] Englishmen (of course including thestarved [the starved] commonalty) possess enormous wealth, which they usu- [usually] ally employ in the purchase of Le titre de 'Lord an unnecessary outlay, as every person not a tradesman re- [receives] ceives [receives] the title as a matter of course. Yet this avails them little, as the different orders of our nobility hold no communication with persons of higher or lower rank ; our national pride preventing the one, and the best of all reasons- because they can't'-the other. Our patricians ride abroad followed by armed retainers; nor is any vulgar person allowed to come between the wind and their nobility the streets being expressly cleared for them by constables. When at home, however, seated in a golden chair, in company with the Spleen, Za june [June] Miss, his wife, and a boulle-dog, a native of our kingdom passes his time chiefly in drinking tea with lemon in it, and saying, Hoh Oh] -hah -ah] -yeeas -years] - Gottam [Bottom] -and ver [Rev] gut Our ladies are a little too much given to fighting, and a little too lightly won. We sell our wives. This is a very common mercantile transaction indeed. A pen of no mean dimensions is appropriated in Smithfield for the interesting periodical auction. Our Queen makes away with many millions a year, and cuts off the heads of any persons to whom she may take dislike, or hangs them, without the interven- [intervention- intervention] tion [ion] of judge, jury, or any other functionary than the executioner, who-another Tristan the Hermit-is a member of the Royal household. We are, how- [however] ever, for the most part, a harmless and ridiculous race, affording excellent sport to innkeepers and adventurers. We eat prodigiously. Indeed, so great is our love for good cheer, that we name our children after our favourite dishes. If a person in good society is not called Sir Rosbif, [Rosebud] he will probably answer to the name of Lord Bifstek-in [Beefsteak-in] honour of the two great national dishes, which we have spelt in that manner from time imme- [Mme- immemorial] morial-Diereass [moral-Dress -Diereass] Household Werds. [Wards] INTEREsTING.-' [Interesting] Charles, said a lady to her lover, there is nothing interesting in the paper No, love, but I hope there will, one day, when we both shall bo interested. The lady blushed. Important Business.- Important business with her father, muttered Mrs. Partington. Why it's very strange. Bless me it's very singular that he never calls when her father is at home. A WHOLESALE INDICTMENT.-A writers in one of the religious papers in New York is striving to prove that falling in love is morally sinful. If he can make that position good, he will have no difficulty in establishing the fac [fact] of universal depravity. Cotonists' [Tobacconists] CounsEL.-Each [Counsel.-Each] man vaunts loudly the superiority of the colony he has visited over all others. How is it possible, writes a settler in New Zealand to us, that people will be so blind as to risk their capital in Australia, while there is New Zealand, the finest country, with the finest climate in the world The friend who occasionally amuses and instructs us with his vivid sketches of Australian life, exclaims New Zealand where are its markets What is a farmer to do with his produce when he has gotit [gout No, no; my advice is Sydney. By no means, ejaculates a third, just home from Port Philip, South Australia is the country for an energetie [energetic] man to gain independence and wealth. A successful emigrant, hot from Hobart Town, vaunts the advantages of Van Diemen's Land. Our friend from Canada over-rides all these opinions. Why, he argues, go to uncivilised, uncultivated, and far-off countries, when you can, at once, join established communities, and enjoy regular British institutions, only a three weeks' sail distant; where markets are regular, food cheap, and where (on account of the in- [intense] tense cold) there is nothing to do for one-third of the year Lastly, we are favoured with the opinion of a five years' resident in South Africa Truly, he says, people who brave the regions of a northern climate, who expose their lives in dangerous proximity to savages, who heed not agues [ages] in swamps, nor thirst in deserts, forget there is such place as the Cape of Good Houschold [Household] Words, No. 25. A New Orteans [Orleans] Humour.-A correspondent of the Buffolo [Buffalo] Express writes from New Orleans as follows - We had a pleasent [pleasant] incident on Tuesday last, which relieved for a little time the monotony of our quiet ex- [existence] istence. [instance] Perhaps you are aware that there is in New Orleans a 'charitable' association yclept [kept] the 'Sheet Iron Band'-that is, they are charitable indirectly. Whenever any old gentlemen blessed with plethora of purse, who should be thinking of closing his earthly matters, manages to buy or coax some blooming maiden to marry him, or when some rich widow fair, fat, and forty,' entices a 'nice young man' to her arms, forth- [forthwith] with appears a notice for the 'band' to meet at the ren- [rendezvous] dezvous. [desirous] They obey the order with frolicsome alacrity, are marshalled by their chief, and at dusk take up their line of march for the residence of the happy pair, armed with tin pans, cracked kettles, tin trumpets, horns, and in fact, every instrment [instrument] or article capable of producing a harsh and discordant sound. Arrived at the domicile of the probably unconscious couple, their leader gives the signal and the 'concert' commences with a grand overture composed expressly for the 'band.' Imagine, if you can, the racket, the awful uproar, which two or three hundred men can make when they set to work with a will. Itis [Its] loud enough to vex the drowsy ear of night' with a vengence, [engines] and set any bride of weak nerves crazy. The concert lasts until the bridegrcom [bridegroom] comes to terms 7. e. sends out a cheque for a handsome sum for the Orphan Asylum. Something of this kind we had on Tuesday evening. An old bachelor of forty five had married a youthful maiden; the 'band' was called together and had already taken up the line of march, when an envoy from the frightened bridgroom [bridegroom] met the head of the column, bearing a check for 250 dols. [sold] This was satisfactory; the 'band' gave three cheers for the happiness of the wedded pair, and the order was given 'to the right about-march.' Since the formation of the 'Sheet Iron Band,' they have actually extorted 45,000 dols. [sold] as donations to the different charitable in- [institutions] stitutions [institutions] of the city. Catirornia [California] Nupriats.-It [Prats.-It] is said the Californians are born on horseback; it may also be said that they are married on horseback. The day the marriage contract is agreed on between the parties, the bride- [bridegroom] groom's first care is to buy or borrow the best horse to be found in his vicinity. At the same time he has to get, by one of these means, a silver-mounted bridle, and a saddle with embroidered housings. This saddle must have also at its stern a bridal pillion, with broad aprons flowing down the flanks of the horse. These aprons are also embroidered with silk of different colours, and with gold and silver thread. Around the margin runs a string of little steel plates, alternated with slight pen- [pendants] dants [dance] of the same metal. These as the horse moves, jingle like a thousand music bells. The bride, also, comes in for her share in these nuptial preparations. The bridegroom must present her with at least six entire changes of raiment, nor forget, through any sen- [sentiment] timent [sentiment] of delicacy, even the chemise. Such an over- [oversight] sight might frustrate all his hopes, as it would be con- [construed] strued [trusted] into a personal indifference-the last kind of indifference which a Californian lady will forgive. He therefore hunts this article with as much solicitude as the Peri [Per] the gifts that was to unlock Paradise. Having found six which are neither too full nor too slender, he packs them in rose leaves, which seem to flutter like his own heart, and sends them to the lady as his bridal present. She might naturally expect him to come next. The wedding day having arrived, the two fine horses, procured for the occasion, are led to the door, saddled, bridled, and pillioned. [purloined] The bridegroom takes up be- [before] fore him the godmother, and the godfather the bride, and thus they gallop away to church. The priest, in his richest robes, receives them at the altar, where they kneel, partake of the sacrament, and are married. This over, they start on their return; but now the gentlemen change partners. The bridegroom, still on the pillion, takes up before him his bride. With his right arm he steadies her on the saddle, and in his left hand holds the reins, They return to the house of the parents of the bride, where they are generally received with a discharge of musketry. Two persons, stationed at some convenient place, now rush out and seize him by the legs, and before he has time to dismount, deprive him of his spurs, which he is obliged to redeem with a bottle of brandy. The married couple then enter the house, where the near relatives are all waiting in tears to receive them. They kneel down before the parents of the lady, and crave a blessing, which is bestowed with patriarchal solemnity. On rising, the bridegroom makes a signal for the guests to come in, and another for the guitar and harp to strike up. Then commences the dancing, which continues often for three days, with only brief intervals for refreshment, but none for slumber the wedded pair must be on their feet; their dilemma furnishing food for good-humoured jibes and merriment. Thus commences married life in California.-Three Years in California, by the Rev. W. Colton. CREAM OF PUNCH. A QUESTION TO THE FRENCH.-Now, be candid, and tell the truth Would you not be glad to part with all your change if you could but get a good sovereign ATTRACTION OF THE Borris. [Morris] Some bottle-nose whales have been seen off Ireland. It is but fair to infer, then, that they were pointing their noses towards Cork. A very Deep Trap.-The opinion entertained by the more intelligent class of fishes with regard to the Sub- [Submarine] marine Telegraph is that we are laying down wires for the purpose of catching the American Sea Serpent. EncuisH [English] Locusts.-In the East they have armies of locusts that quite darken the sun. In England we have no locusts, but we have tax-gatherers for it is doubtful if anything could block out the light more effectually than the window-tax. Protectionist PLuck-By [Luck-By] a Restricted Trade con- [contemporary] temporary it is stated that Mr. T. W. Booker, an unflinching Protectionist, has come forward to supply the vacancy in the representation of Herefordshire. Why is a thoroughgoing Protectionist always called unflinching Is it because he shows himself to be insensible to the most striking facts Mawworm [Maw worm] Repivivus.-An [Repulsive.-An] advertisement emanating from a Society conspiring against the convenience of the public at 14, Chatham Place, proclaims that a great struggle is about to be made for the cessation of all postal labour on the Sunday. This isa warning to every rational Englishman to be at his post-unless he wishes it to be seized upon again by the Sabbatarians. Louis NaPoLEon's [Napoleon's] ELoQquENcE.-It [Eloquence.-It] may be remarked that in all his speeches during his tours in the depart- [departments] ments [rents] the President of the French Republic manages to bring in the name of the Emperor. This characteristic of Louis Napoleon's eloquence is natural enough, for whenever he begins to spout, he, of course, thinks of his uncle. THE IRnisH-AMERICAN [Irish-AMERICAN] SEa [Sea] SERPENT.-The Irish seem to be taking the American sea serpent quite intirely [entirely] out of the hands of the Yankees. It is a difficult labour to imagine an Irish-American sea serpent. The only picture we can draw of him is with a short pipe in his mouth, brandishing a shillelagh with one of his fins, shouting out, Will any jintleman [gentleman] just tread upon my tail TRIBUTE TO Haynav.- [Hannah.- Hannah] A letter from Vienna, says the Morning Post, states that General Baron Haynau [Hannah] is to be immediately raised to the dignity of field- [field marshal] marshal. By giving Haynau [Hannah] a field-marshal's baton, the Austrian government will certainly show its gratitude towards him; but it would evince a more discerning sense of his services if it were to present him with a hangman's cat. Peradventure the baton is meant to compensate the woman-whipper for that stick which he was obliged to cut the other day. An ExpenstvE [Expense] Game or Marstes.-John [Masters.-John] Bull is again engaged in a ruinous e of marbles with the great marble arch, by which he has already lost so much, in front of Buckingham Palace. Poor John is called upon once more to knuckle down toa [to] very extravagant tune, for the removal of the arch, and even then, the material difficulty is to know what to do with the material. The reconstruction of the arch will cost more than it is worth, and it has been suggested by an indignant economist, that it would be better to hand over the whole concern to the arch-fiend, as the natural patron of an arch that has beem [been] productive of so much wasteful expenditure. SCRAPS OF NEWS. The Wesleyan conference is to be held next yearat [yea rat] New- [Newcastle] castle-upon-Tyne. [upon-Tyne] . The Brussels papers announce the arrival at Verviers [Weavers] of General Haynau, [Hannah] on his way from London to Cassel. [Case] Several whales, were observed from the Castle Yard, emouth, [mouth] on Monday week. . The corporation of Berwick have been assured by Sir G. Grey that, for the present at least, the Government will not dispose of the ramparts of the border city. It is stated that large tracts of land have lately been pur- [our- purchased] chased in Hungary by the Jews, who are beginning to apply themselves assiduously to agriculture. The total number of persons taken into custody at Donny- [Donnybrook] brook Fair for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, in 1849, was 149, and this year the number was 237. By the entries in the Visitors' Book, on board Nelson's old ship, the Victory, at Portsmouth, it appears that more than 39,000 persons have visited her during the past year. Government has it in contemplation, it is said, to send 200 European seamen to Scinde, [Rescind] for employment in the Indus flotilla, as soon as the season opens. The new patent for silvering glass is about to be applied to the keys of pianos, which will be additionally embossed and coloured according to circumstances. A periodical rumour is in circulation to the effect that the stamp, paper, and advertisement duties are about to be abolished by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the first week in October her Majesty is expected to retwmn [return] to Holyrood for a day or two, after which the Court will proceed to London. The postmaster of Walton Breck, [Beck] near Live 1, has re- [resigned] signed his office in consequence of the renewal of Sunday labour. A spoonful of horse-radish put into a pan of milk will preserve the milk sweet for several days, either in the open air or a cellar, while other milk will turn. Lord Palmerston has granted 500 in the name of arrears of salary and outfit, to the family of Mr. Duncan, the late African traveller. The immediate cause of the death of Louis Philippe was an acute pleurisy, which caused a considerable effusion. A puncture made atter [utter] death on the diseased side, caused an abundant flow of fluid. The United Service Gazette states that a circular will shortly be issued by the Colonial Secretary to the Colonia [Colonial] governments, to the effect that in future each colony must support its own military establishment. The Rev. William H. Rose committed suicide at Toronto, on the 12th ultimo, whilst in a state of delirium tremens. [remains] He was a relative of the Duchess of Sutherland, educated at Aberdeen, and graduated at Cambridge. The aggregate cost of Parliamentary Commissions of Enquiry, since the year 1830, has been 677,503 19s. 11d. The Criminal Law Commission has already cost of the above suin [sun] 49,398 12s. 8d. The report of the London Zoological Society shows that since the arrival of the hippopotamus in London, a period of fourteen weeks, 226,988 persons have visited the society's gardens. On Thursday week, a person, by means of Cox's patent swimming stockings, swam across the Firth of Forth, a distance of nearly two miles. He was fifty minutes on the passage. Mr. Winkle, the schoolmaster of the Brigg Union Work- [Workhouse] house, has been committed for trial by the magistrates assembled in petty sessions, on a charge of indecently assaulting several of the boys placed under his care. At the Mansion-house, on Friday week, a warrant of dis- [distress] tress was issued against Joseph Ady, [Day] for 19, the c for upwards of 2,000 unpaid letters sent by him through the post. A cigar manufacturer in Bath-street, Bristol, is now exhibiting a cigar nearly 5 feet in length, 24 inches in cir- [circumference] cumference, [conference] and weighing 35lbs. [lbs] It is stateé [state] to be intended for the Exhibition of 1851. The boats of the fishermen at Scarborough have been so loaded within the last few days with herrings, cod fish, and salmon, as to make fish attainable almost for nothing. Cod fish have been sold there for sixpence each. William Ratcliffe, a weaver, at Chorley, has been com- [committed] mitted [fitted] for trial, charged with having violated the person of his own child, Ellen Ratcliffe, who is about twelve years of age. The London proprietors of hackney carriages, excluding omnibuses, pay 90,000 a year duty to the Government, and the metropolitan cabs, and other hack vehicles, are estimated to represent a capital of 300,000. The Earl of Stamford and Warrington, with a friend, recently killed 261 head of grouse, in two days and a half, on his lordship's moors in the neighbourhood of Ashton and Stalybridge. A vessel, just arrived in London from Leghorn, has brought 145 packages of alabaster works, besides several cases of pictures, a large quantity of marble in blocks, and other articles of Italian art. The island upon Derwent Lake, called St. Herberts, [Herbert] the property of Sir Wilfred Lawson, of Brayton Hall, was sold by auction on Wednsday [Wednesday] last, at Keswick, for the sum of 700. The number of public-houses in Liverpool is 1,480, and of beershops [beer shops] 700, or in all, 2,180. Taking the population at 350,000, this is one public-house or beer-shop to every 160 individuals. The Queen has conferred the honour of Knighthood upon Mr. Edwin Landseer, [Land seer] the celebrated painter of that name. This recognition of artistic claims is alike honourable to her Majesty's taste and sound judgment. The people of Coventry have resolved to purchase a city banner for the pes [peas] pose of off their Mayor to the best advantage at the great civic banquet about to be given in honour of the Lord Mayor of London, at York. The subscribers to the Birmingham Peel Monument have it in contemplation to erect a statue of the lamented baronet, ina central part of the town, from a design by their talented townsman Peter Hollins, the sculptor. A young woman in Lowestoft, more than twenty years of age, has recently had extracted from her breast forty needles. It is supposed they were swallowed when she was a child, a circumstance, however, of which she has no recollection. On Thursday last, in the village of Braemar, near the Queen's retreat at Balmoral, there was a gathering of the clan and retainers of the Highland house of Mar, which the royal family witnessed. They were entertained by the Duke of Leeds and a distinguished party. The public cemetery at Leicester is now open. Its size is about twelve acres, and it is equally di 'ded, [de] one half being set apart for interment according to the rites of the Established Church, and the other for interment generally, without any distinction of sect. Among the measures employed to preserve the life of the new-born infant of the Queen of Spain were poultices, baths of ether, inflation by bellows, and finally placing the body in the warm skin of a sheep, which was killed in the royal chamber. It is stated that Lord John Russell intends to appoint one of his brothers clerk to the House of Commons. The salary is 3,500. Another brother is sergeant-at-arms, and a cousin is accounted to the Court of Chancery, with a salary of 10,000. An old woman in a parish near Calne, who had been receiving parish relief for 40 years, has just been discovered to have hoarded up 175 in cash, which she kept concealed inher [inter] room. On further inquiry it was found that she also possessed 400 in the savings-banks. Mr. T. W. Booker, one of the picked tenant-farmers who have been for some time starving at the leading Protec- [Protect- Protectionists] tionists [pianists] meetings, is already in the field as a candidate for the county of Hereford, to fill up the vacancy arising out of the death of Mr. Bailey. On Saturday a reward of 50 was offered by Messrs. Barclay, the bankers, for the apprehension of their clerk, named Edward Shipp Stockens, [Stockings] who had absconded, em- [embezzling] bezzling [embezzling] more than 3,000, which he expended in Stock Exchange gambling.-Odserver. [gambling.-Observer] The steam packet Fame, when the eve of starting from Yarmouth for London on Sunday morning, burst one of her boilers, and was incapable of proceeding the cargo was damaged by the boiler's water, but there was no injury done to persons; the passengers proceeded to London by railway.- [railway] Times. During last week a little lad met with his death from having eaten some lemon peel, which had been thrown into the street by a London fruiterer, and which had previously been used in cleaning a pair of copper scales, by means of which the peel had become impregnated with corrosive poison. The valuable living of Kibworth Beauchamp, in Leices- [Leases- Leicestershire] tershire, [shire] in the gift of Merton College, and vacated by Mr. Bathurst's secession to Rome, has been presented by the College to the Rev. John Richard Turner Eaton, M.A., Principal of the Postmasters, Tutor and Dean of that College. Last week, on Irishman was apprehended at Cambridge, for being drunk and disorderly in the streets, who fought so violently that eventually he had a fit. The policeman who had him in charge ran off for assistance; but when he returned the fit was over, and the Irishman had vanished Local boards of health, under the act 13 and 14 Victoria, cap. 108 are to be elected at the following places -Carlisle, Alnwick, Cardiff, Newcastle-under-Lyne, Exmouth, Dar- [Dr- Darlington] lington, [London] Llanelly, Watford, Southampton, Berwick-upon- [upon tweed] Tweed, Tewkesbury, Holbeach, Tormoham, [Durham] Launceston, Burslem, and Reading. A great sensation had been caused at Constantinople by the wife of Mehemet [Theme] Pacha [Pasha] having strangled one of her eunuchs, assisted by a groom and some other servants. She had been arrested. She pretended that by law she had the right to xill [ill] him if she pleased. She was formerly the wife of an English physician named Mellingen, [Milling] but was divorced from him. It was believed she would be con- [condemned] demned. [demand] The national concerts at Her Majesty's Theatre will shortly commence for the winter season. The orchestra under the direction of Balfe, [Bale] will embrace ninety-eight of the most distinguished executants [expedients] in Europe. e ballet music will be confided to M. Muzard, [Mozart] and Herr Molique [Oblique] is to be the leader of the band. In addition an engage- [engagement] ment [men] had been effected with the entire of the choral force from the King's Chapel, at Berlin, which comprises eighty- [deserving] seven male voices. Captain Emmons, [Mons] the veteran chief steward of the Ame- [Me- American] rican royal mail steam-ships, came from Boston in the Asia, on his one hundred and sixty-eighth voyage across the Atlantic ocean, within the twelve years last past Allowing the distance across to be 3,000 miles, he has sailed, within the period named, over 500,000 miles, averaging one trip each twenty-five days, At the recent Glasgow fair, Anderson, the Wizard of the North, had an enormous structure, with a frontage of 250 feet in length, an ex resentati [presentation] Balmo- [Balme- Balmoral] ral [al] Castle. Tt was walled roan had roal [Royal] troce [trace] inside the enclosure, and the terrace was hothouse and other plants from the Botanic Gardens. The cost of erecting this building is said to have been 1,000.