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Falmouth & Penryn Weekly Times and General Advertiser


Printer / Publisher: Fred. H. Earle 
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Falmouth & Penryn Weekly Times and General Advertiser

Date of Article: 07/12/1872
Printer / Publisher: Fred. H. Earle 
Address: On the Quay, Falmouth
Volume Number:     Issue Number: 597
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' K • M Wmmtil k Brurp IMItj liws. AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. PUBLISHED, EVERY 8ATTJRPAY MORNING, BY FRED. H. EARLE, OFFICES ON THE QUAY, FALMOUTH. NUMBER 597. nSMBSEISEP FALMOUTH: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1872. PRICE ONE PENNY. Jfates by Mm. PENRYN. A Substantially Modern Built DweUiny j House, admirably adapted/ or an Inn or RrfJeshmnU House, situate near the Railway StaMn, with immediate possession, for Sale. M E. CORFIeLD will SELL bv PUBLIC AUCTION, under a power of ile con- tained in a Mortgage, at Powell's King's Arms Hotel, on Tuesday next, 10th December ( imme- diately after the Sale of the Freehold Houses n Union terrace ), all that newly- erected Freehold Premises Situate, lying, and being in Helston Road, in the borough of Penryn, late in the / occupation of Mr. J Martin. Tho Property, by expending a triilinp outlay offers to a Capitalist, a rare opportunity of securing a safe and profitable investment in tho most thriving and improvable / part of the town of Penryn. • To view apply to W. HODGE, St. Thomas's Street, Penryn. All further particulars had on Application to the AUCTION EER, or to / Mr. JOHN WilLIAMS, Jicitor, Penryn Dated Falmouth, Dec. 6th, li P E N R Y TO BSD A Y Next, December ifkh, at Three p. m. MR. CORFIELD has received instructions to submit to PUBLIC AUCTION, at Powell's King's Arms Hotel, Penryn, on the above day, subject to the conditions to be then read, in the following or sich other lots as may be agreed on at the time oi sale, the following very desirable / Freehold Properties LOT 1.— All that substantially and well built Messuage or Dwelling House, with thei ravod Courtlage and Outbuildings at the back olonging thereto, situate, lying and being in Union Tdrhloo^ iu thd aforesaid Borough of Penryn, late wnd flbr nylny years in tho occupa- tion of Mr John Searle, deceased. LOT — All that Messuage or Dwelling House iWjouftng, / with the Courtlage and Appurtenances thereto belonging, now in the occupation of Mr. hellings. LOT 3.— All mxose five other Messuages, Tenements, or Dwelling Houses, with the Premises thereto Belonging, now in the several occupations of / Messrs. Jose, Boswarthick, Bunny, and others. LOT 4.— All Jpat very productive Orchard and Fruit Garaen, situate, lying and being contiguous to tie preceding lots, approached by a doorway at the west end of the said pro- perties, now ill the occupation of Mr. John King Nicholls, whose tenure expires on the 26th Docemb*, 1872. On view any time prior to the sale, by apply* ingto Mr. Poad, Helston Road, or to Mr. J. Gill, Market stree t, the executors. For further particulars and all other informa- tion apply ao the Offices of the AUCTIONEER, Falmouth, or to T Mr. G. A. JENKINS, Solicitor, Penryn. Dated Falnjouth, Dec. 6th, 1872. Clearance Sale of a Stock- in- Trade of First- class Wines, Spirits, & c., MR. CoRFIELD will SELL by PUBLIC MICTION, at the Polytechnio Hall, Falmouth] on Tuesday, tho I7th day of Dec., 1872, at kioon, the remaining portion of thp valuable and extensive Stock of Wines, Spirits, & c., Of Signer G. B Zuppelli, Arwcnaok Street, Falmoutli, comprising about 140 doz'ia of Pale, Golden, and Brown Sherry Li Madeira 60 doitn of fine old Port 170 easL of Cognac Brandj f Each Case 40 casts of Champagne > contains 33 call of Hollands ) Twelvo Bottles, 80 ( ajgallon) Jars of old Brown and Pale Cognac Brandj, Whiskey, Bum, Plymouth Gin, Ac. And a ( variety of small parcels of classed mis- cellaneous Wines and Spirits. Also i boot 50 down of Allsopp's Ales— quarts. Samples at the time of Sale. Derailed printed Catalogues ready four days prior to the Auctien, and may be had with all fur'lir particular, at the Offices of the AUCTIONEER, falmouth. Dated Auction OtEces, Dec. tith. 1S73. • Pari of a House to Let. TO BE LET. with imins* Ble possession, a PART OF A HOUSE ( consisting of a Floor of Three Boomsin Lansdowne Road ( lately called Obelisk Road >, Falmouth. The House is h » « ltl, il.- and pleasantly situs te. 1 in close proriniitv to the tjuav, Docks, and Bad" ay. Apply at the Offices of this Paper jalrs iiy Suttinn. PENRYN. VCR. COB FIELD will & ftl by AUCTION, of on Tuesday next, theAoth December, at Powell's King's Arms Hofel, Peuijn, subject to conditions to be then read, and in such lots as may be agreed on at flic time of Sale, all those freehold MESSUAGES or DWELLING Houses anl) Premises, Situate in West Street, in the Borough of Penryn, now in tho occupation of Messrs. Uren, Bunney, Nicholls, and others. The premises ape most advantageously situated, within a/ few minutes' walk of the railway station. 1 To viow apply t^ Mr. JOHN UREN, the proprietor. B3T Sale at Five. Dated Dec. 6th, 1872. PENRYN. TBUR8DA Y Next, DECEMBER 12th, 1872. MR. CORFIELD will / ELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on flie above day. at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, At or near the Penryn Railway Station, about 8OOO feet of prime Ash/ Plank, ( varying in thickney from 1 to 5 inches,) well seasoned, and a porron suitable for Shafts, < fcc. 200 Dozen of pr^ ie HALF HEART OAK SPOKES, 2 fieet to 2ft Sin. long. 100 Dozen HEART ditto, 2 feet long. A few gallons or Oak Varnish. Further partamars of the AUCTIONEER, Falmouth. Dated Dec. 6th, 1872. To Engine Fitters. FITTERS wanted, at Hnihams and Brown's Foundry, Exeter. Are you troubled with a Cough ? fTlHEN lose no time in applying for 1 SOLOMON s Pectoral Cough Mixture, Which is one of the best preparations sold for the cure of Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Shortness of Breath, & c., and for tie relief of Asthma and Bronchitis. It is adapted for persons of all ages, and sold in Bottles, at 71d., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. each, The middle- size Bottle is generally suffi- cient to cure an ordinary Cough, or give abundant satisfaction in more extreme oases. Prepared onlv by W. H. SOLOMON, Dispensing Chemist, 40, Market Street, Falmouth. The House for Tea. THE Gunpowder Tea Warehouse. REGISTERED TRADE Black Green or Mixed the Finest Spring Crop. J. H. HEAD, Tea Dealer & Grocer, High Street, Falmouth. Try MARTIN'S NEW SEASON'S FINEST QUALITY, 2s. 6d. per Pound. The PEOPLE^ Grocer, & e„ Lowe^ Market St, and West St., PEntyn. gLEnFIELD STARO If there are any ladies who have not yet wed the GLENFIELD STARCH thev are respectfully solicited to give it a trial, and carefully follow out the directions printed on every package, and if this is done, They will say, like the Queen's Laundress, It is the finest Starch they ever used. When you aslt for ( Renfield Starch see that you ? et it. As inferior kinds are often substituted for the sake of extra profits. Beware therefore of spurious imitations. gates fay iurtim For the Benefit o| the Concerned. ON SATURDAY NytT, Dec. 14th, 1878. Af R- ROBERTS hA been instructed to Sell Ja by PUBMC AUCTION, on the above dat. at 2.30 p. m., at tho FalraontM Docks, subject to such conditions as shall bo tnen read, tho ^ Residue of a Cargo of Falk's Superior Factory Salt, Abot/ t 70 Tons, in bags, more or less \ damaged, landed from the barc/ ua " Maria,'' H. Keding master, on / ner^ oyago from Liverpool to N York u. S. A. For further particularsapply to Messrs. VAN WEENEN and CO., Or to the AUCTIONEER, at his Office, Arwenack Street, Falmouth. FALMOUTH. ON TUESDAY NEXT, December 10, 1872. For the Benefit of the Concerned. MR. JOHN BURTON has received in- structions to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, as above, at No. 20 Store, North Quay, Falmouth, at 2.30 p. m., on the arrival ot the down train, 120 Tons of y^/ Belgian Potatoes, J And 10 Tons of prime ONIONS, in good condition, recently landed from tho ship " Jeune emile," Capt. Pinto, in lots to suit the convenience of purchasers. For further particulars apply to MOISTS. VAN" WEENEN and CO., French Vico- Consulato, Falmouth ; or to the AUCTIONEER, At his Offices, 45, Market St., Falmouth. Dated Docombor 4th, 1872. Commercial Road. Pemyn. ME. S. MARKS is instructed by Mr. J. Buckingham, Commercial Road, Penryn, to Sell bvfUBLIC AUC- TION, on Thursday next, Deo. 13, the ichole of his/ modern and sub- stantial / household/ Furniture, Carpets, feather Beds, Bedding, Ja valaAle talking Parrot and Cage, ries and Cages, a lot of > wls' House, Rope for rge Scales, Beam and i bull- terrier Dog, nearly Trucks, Ship's Galley w), and sundry other excellent condition, the 7 within the last two Sale at One o'clock pre • cisely. Goods on view in the morning. Further particulars in posters, or of the AUCTIONEER, At his Offices, 21, High St., Falmouth. lite SCOTTISH EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY. EMUiahd in 1831. POSITION OF Ae SOCIETY at lit Mar., 1872. Existing Assurances, including Bonus Additions 1..... J.. £ 6,892,581 Annual Revenue— . From Premiums.*. # 180,831 From Intere. st...... 79,554 .; 260,365 Accumulated Fund. 1,952,711 The Funds are invested in first- class securi- ties. The particular! of[ the Investments and the Balance Sheet will be found in last report. NEW BUSINESS, 1872. New Awurances effected during the year ... £ 376, 588 Annual Premiums thereon. f 11,576 The Scottish EqditabljL being a Mutual Office, the Policy- holdera rece| ve the WHOLE profits ; at the same time they are expressly FBEBD PBOM PBESOSAL LiABruxr. The Profits are divided every Five Years, and are allocated not only on the sums original- ly assured, but also on the previously vested Bonus Addition!. Bonuses are also paid for die period between the date of the last division and the date of death. TOTAL VESTBD ADDITIONS TO POLICIES. £ 1,706,161. A Policy for £ 1000 effectied in 1832 . now amounts to £ 1909 18 3 A Policy for £ 1000 effected in 1837 now amounts to 1741 15 2 And proportionately in subsequent years. NEXT DIVISION OP PROFITS, 1ST oi MARCH, 1873. Reports, Proposals and every information may be obtained at the Head Office, or any of the Agencies. GEORGE TODD, Manager. WTLLIAM FINLAY, Secretary Head Office— 26, St. Andrew Sq., Edinburgh. AOETT9 :— Falmouth — W. Phillips, West Cornwall Bank. Camborne— J. H. Budge, merchant. Heliton— Ralph Michell and Son, draper. SeJrmtb— Edwin Cock and Son, merchants. St. Kettrnt— George Appleton, surgeon. Inyozj— Charles J. Bennetts, surgeon- jtostnega gjtm The BRITANNIA Lock Stitch ARK FITTED WITH New and Important Improvements, AMD ARK THOBOUGHLY GOOD ik PRINCIPLE AND WORKMANSHIP. * r P RICB8 VERT MODERATE.-** AGENT NATHANIEL POX, IRONMONGER, FALMOUTH. LAMPS. GAS FITTINGS- STOVES. Furnishing and General Ironmonger, Cutler, Gas Fitter, Plumber and Manufacturer, Strand, Falmouth, Haa received a new a. sortmoiit of Lamps, Gas Fittings, < ito., < fco., direct from tha manufacturers and offers to the public the largest stock and Krontijst variety of ItauRos, Grates, Stoves, Fondors, Fire Irons, TrayB. Tea Urns, Beds, Mats, Brushes, Maps, Umbrolla Stands, Warrantod I'ocket and Table Cutlery. Agent for " Weir's " 65a. Sowing Machine, Dost Electro Siivor Spoons, Forks, Tea and Coffee Services, Cruets, Cake Baskots, IlLsouit Boxes, Dessort Knives, Ao. Washing and Mangling Machines, Coal Scoops, Coal Sifters, Fire Balls, Firo Baskets, Fire Lighters, a largo assortment of Coal Vases very Cheap, Colza and other Oils, Cazoliuo Paraffin, Ac. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Colours, and general Stores. Pumps, Closets, and all kinds of liopairs oxeoutod STEPHENS & SIDDONS, PHOTOGrAPHERs, 42, HIGH STREET, FALMOUTH. Likenesses from the sina llest to the largest size, plain and finished in crayon, Water or Oil Color, Landscapes Mansions. Ships, Sea Views, and Groups. WORKS OF ART COPIED. Mr. STEPHENS had the honor of being tho first person to take the likenesn of any member of a Royal Family by the Photographic process ; First Class Silver and Bronze Medals have been awarded him by the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, ho being the only Medallist for Cartes de Yisite taken in the County. Mr. SIDDONS has also claims in the production of tho Nogatives and Enlargements for which the only Modal has been awarded by that Society for that class of Photographio Work. MACHINE & PRESS CHEAP V\ l) GOOD PRINTING. - POSTERS If you want bold and expressive GotoEARLE'S PRINTING OFFICES. If 7on want clear and striking HAND- BILLS GotoEARLE'S PRINTING OFFICES. If you want neat and attraotive CIRCULARS GotoEARLE'S PRINTING OFFICES. If you want tasty and appropriate BILL- HEADS Goto EARLK 3 PRINTING OFFICES. If you want stylish and taking CARDS GotoEARLE'S PRINTING OFFICES. ' If ycu want any kind of PRINTING GotoEARLE'S PRINTING OFFICES. W. H. PELLGW, Baker, Confectioner, and Tea Dealer, 50. » , ARWENACK STREET. Pickles, Sauces, Marmalades, Jams, & c. WORCESTER SAUCE SIXPENCE PEE BOTTLE. Tlti. ' lay, 12rno, jlrowjly boaml in rJolA board*, with four I'laUjt of IJ'wJramM, Plow, Ac., yrio! id.. Oi. ( pvuuj. hLj. rpHE MINIMAL SURVEYOR AND J. VALUER'S COMPLETE G0IDE, CM- prising a Treatise ( TO Improved M r,. ng Survey- ing, witluiew Traverae Tables ; and description, of UnpfXeA Instruments ; also ao Ezpositioo of tHfc Cowrtprinciple* of living Out aod Vnl'ilxZl floaie and Foreign Iron and Coal Mineral Properties : to which is appended th. Sccon# THiti « n, carefully revued. of M. THOfl*>" S ( of tha CriSdit Hobiiier, Paris) TBBA'nSS on COMPOUND I. NTKRKSI and ANNUITIES, with LOGARITHMIC TABLED By WILLIAM LINTERN, Mining and Civil Engineer. May b « had separately. THOMAS'S COMPOUD INTEREST « n< i ANNUITIES. With Ijog. rittimie f. Mrt. REN^. L bv WILLIAM LINTERN. ilm. cloth boards, price Ss. ( postage ad.) London . LOCKWOOD and CO, 7, ntauon- OT Hall Churt, K. C. . y dy who made up a tale of distress, and tasked for it. He was amusingly conscious ef his own • Weakness. A friend met him one day after the publi- cation oti one of his most successful books, ana con- gratulated him upon having at last made some money. • Mr. Greeley looked up with a peculiar expression of jhnmour twinkling through his spectacles, and replied, i" Yes, I had the money ; and it's a comfort to know that it's all gone. Th'e past is always decure." ^ Every- Ibody knows that one of his weaknesses was to believe Ihimself an accomplished farmer. His land at jChappaqua was his affeotion and his hobby. He ( was childishly proud of his peaches, his melons, & is pumpkins, his " squashes — all reared, people tosed to say, at a cost which would have brought them ( from the other end of the earth. _ It was a curious land almost pathetic sight to see him at a fair in New lYoik State, in the midst of a crowd of the country iarmerB. The fnrmers were his special admirers, and even adorers. They took in the Weekly Tribune and « ad it from end to end, to know what *' Horace " said • each week, firmly believing that " Horace " wrote it all Viimself every word. On a fair- day then they came • around him, and the philosopher advised them on farm- ing and everything else. It was singular to note the Mending of reverence and indulgence of homage and genial pity, which shone upon those admiring faces. Such wonder that any man could be so clever ; teuch wonder that / so clever a man could be so absurd; euch a disinterested resolve to endure $ ny nonsense on the subject of fanning'rather than presume to set BO great a teacher right— each face was a picture and a etudy. Meanwhile Mr. Greeley, with his trousers feiCked up, his old black felt hat ( the white hat was a Krytt) flung back on his head, his white coat flapping ( about him, and his hands thrust into his pockets, [ ploughed his way from tent to tent, gazed after and arecognised by everyone as hepassed— a figure appa- rently; to have come out of " Herman and Dorothea," xx one of Crabbe's poems, rather than one borrowed Sroni Broadway and the keen struggles of American political life. j Mr. Greeley passed for one of the woret public Speakers jn the United States, where " almost every- body can talk flUntly. He was, indeed, as to inarner and delivery, a bad speaker. He had no emgle quality which belongs to mere rhetorical or effectiveness. His voice was thin and wiry, his accent was drawling, his uestuiea - were1 lew and ungainly. Yet he generally impressed Englishmen very favourably, perhaps because Eng- lishmen, as a rule, are leas flurat and value flu- ency leas than. Americans. Mr. Greeley's speeches were always as clear as light. His vigorous Understanding enabled him at once to get to the heart of a question, to separate cleanly and throughout the essentials from the accidentals. His language waa Simple and forcible ; alwaya- the most expressive word, and never a second word where one conveyed the Bpeaker' 6 meaning. He was full of appropriate Illustration and humorous anecdote. The listener very soon forgot the awkward manner, defective " voice, and untrained style of this New Hamp- Bhire Cobbett. Mr. Greeley's countrymen are. perhaps, somewhat too quick to seize _ and too apt to lay stress upon the merely ludicrous features of a character or a speech. Certainly Americans hire made Mr. Greeley seem far more ec- centric and grotesque than he rea1 y was. As a speaker he would probably, despite his drawling manner and fc^ S disagreeable voice, have been a decided success in the British House of Commons. Mr. Greeley lived a plain and simple life— in the country on his firm, one degree above that of a peasant, if the word " peasant " could be said to have any meaning among the " territorial demoracy " of the ( United States. In New York, although he was al- 1 Ways genial and hospitable in entertaining his friends, his own personal habits were of the same simplicity. In his mode of living be was a perfect aseetic; but he enjoyed the pleasant society of a dinner table as much as if he had been a bon vivant. He never tasted wine, met often touched animal food of any kind, rarely drank tea, and abhorred tobacco. " I should be very Borry to say," he once remarked in his broad blunt way, that every smoker is a Bcamp, but I certainly never heard of a scamp who was not a smoker." Free trade, bmoking, and divorce were his three special abomina- tions, and he declined to hold any parley with them. Ee once wrote an article in his paper, the Tribune in Which he spoke ( sL the temptations of society, " with Ste champagnes and its Clicquota." His friends made merry over his distinction between Clicquot and champagne, but Mr. Greeley smiled his good hu- moured smile, and only said he waa not sorry the world should see that there was one journalist absolutely ignorant on the subject. At the office of the New Ywk Tribune, when he happened to be there, anybody might see him who liked. Anybody, in fact, who knew the way to his little den, might Walk up there and find him, Mr. Greeley would be found seated before .& dingy desk, amid a perfect litter of paper and books, digging away with his pen at a leading article, and producing the un- Vxmth and extraordinary hieroglyphics which were the source of so much puzzlement and mirth to his correspondents. The new comer announced his business, and perhaps Mr. Greeley went on without looking np until he had worked out the particular idea then uppermost In his mind. If the stranger had any- thing to say worth hearing, Mr. Greeley was attentive; If not, he perhaps buried himself in his work again, or 5n very brusque terms cut short the intruder. He Smew his own weakness so well, and the likelihood of his being talked over if he listened to some appeal to his good- nature, that he sometimes overwhelmed the petitioner with a petulant and lebildiah outburst of vexation and impatience ; and It may be yielded in the end. Mr. Greeley had Kce lent large sums of money to the son of one of a mprtmp magnates of New York wealth. Ho fcomstly believed that the young man had been harshly dealt with, and endeavoured to help him. One day, while he was writing at his desk, the magnate, the great capitalist, broke in upon him to complain of Mr. Greeley's having taken the part of his son. Mr. Greeley, who disliked the in- truder, went on writing without either listening or la guing, until the angry visitor began declaring over andoveragain that he never would pay the money; Mr. Ureeiey looked np at last, and said in his half flaintive, half good- humoured tone, " My dear friend, never asked you to pay me ; keep the money, if you want it; but can't you let me alone ?" Thereupon he Went to work again, and in a moment had forgotten the very existence or his visitor, who had nothing for St but to walk away, hardly even then convinced that t> ere could be a sane man who valued anything beyond money. Everybody in New York and the State knew Mr. Greeley personally, and his portrait was familiar all over the Union. Almost everybody in New York knew him in public life ; but he was far from being indiscriminate iu the choice of his private friends. Nor was it everybody who could, cc use a vulgar phrase, " put up" with hi° occasional whims and oddities, lie made many enemies by queer, un- expected burst" of petulance in orivate as well as in public controversy. Y*> t his personal cha- racter may justly be described as almost al- together amiable. Trecide'dly the hard and rugged life of his youth and his early defects of education made hun often inattentive to the graces of controversy and of conversation. Some blunt, harah phrase, which escaped from him almost unheeded, was sometimes kept in bitter memory, and created a new foe for him. But Mr. Greeley uad the soul of a gentleman and a man of honour. He was one of the few men ever to be found in the world at the same time who seem absolutely without reverence for mere social rank. He was well acquainted with European politics, and had seen much of Great Britain and the Continent. He loved a certain kind of English literature— chiefly of the more gentle and sentimental class; for it must be owned that he was not much of a criric, and valued an author's purpose and moral far more than his artistic capa- city. Perhaps his appreciation of English literature was almost as simple as that of'Mrs. Pendennis, who respected Shakespeare, but was tb3orbed and melted by Bishop Heber. We all know hew pas- sionate a controversialist, an' 1 how rough a political antagonist Mr. Greeley wn-. PerhajSs he recom- pensed and relaxed his nature in private, with Mrs. Hemans and the village hymns of his boyhood. His character was profoundly imbued with the religious spirit of his Puritan ancestry. FranklirPhixrteelf had not a more devouring love of hard work. People said that his eccentricities were affectation, and that he got up his careless costume before the looking- glass, some- what like the person mentioned in one ' of Steele's essays, who spent half m hour iii studying his airs of indifference, ana was always running naoK to the mirror to recollect his forgetfillness. But the stern trials of Gre^ lev's boyhood, the severe work of his n aturer years, the unresting energy and the vehement imfulses of his Whole c^ r^ erj would surely explain readily enough an indfferenpe to. 6ocia]^ forms which at lengUi became habitual and uncoh-* qurable. If a man can ever be really known to those around him, it was known to Mr. QfeoJey's friends tha* the basis of his character was its simplicity. Everything in him was plain and homely but his intellect. That made him, despite his occasional wrongheadedness and prejudice*, one of the foremost men in his country. His peculiarities aud whimsies have b^ en dwelt upon because they were part of himself and his nature; because without knowing something of them, one cauldnot know the man at alL We could no more think of him without thoBe personal oddities than we could think of Dr. Johnson without his whims, his gruffnesses, and his superstitions. There was cer- tainly nothing of the Latin poet's teres atque rotundui in the manners and temperament of Mr. Greeley: but there was a sterling manhood and a robust intellect, which count far more than cool philosophy or elegant manners in the making either of a character or of a nation. THE RIGHT NAME FOR HIM. HAIL, BESSEMER, whose water- level true. In scrrn of Neptune's blle- dlsturblng stat^ More than BRKANNHA'S self aspires to do, . Nor only rule the wave*, but rule them straight— Their prayer inust be who the vei'd Channel crow. That in thy match ' gainst " Neptune thou mayat thrive; Be it a simple game of pitch and tou, Orone inert complicate, of motions five. The Greeks read fates in names: the way I've founa On thee a name Appropriate to bestow. With a slight change of letters, not of sound, Christ'nlng thee " BaUttz inert" or " Sea lie low 1" "- Punch THE VICTORIA INSTITUTE. In London, on Monday evening, the first meeting of members for the preeerit session Was held at the rooms, Adelphi- terrace— the Rev. C. A Kuw in the chair— on which Occasion's papejr was read by Mr. C. Brooke, F. R. S., vice- pres'dent, " On Force and Eoergy." — Tho writer commenced by observing that tne prin- ciple of the conversation of energy was impugned by some persons on the ground that, if established, it would lead to materialism, pantheism, or athe- ism ; but he held that, if properly limited, it would have no such result. Force ha defined as a mutual action between different portions or particles of matter, by which they were either attracted or repelled from each other, and the conservation of energy implied that no kind of energy could be pro- duced by human agency except at the expense^ of an equal amount of the same kind, or an equivalent amount of some other kind of energy. From this it followed that so far as physical law was concerned, the total amount of energy in the universe must remain unchanged. But to assert that it was, under all cir- cumstances, unchangeable, was a very different matter. The creation of matter must necessarily imply the creation of energy, and those who denied the possibility of the one muBt that of the other; they must, in fart, deny the exis- tence of Omnipotence. It was much to be regretted that the principle of the conservation of energy had by some been misapplied to questions far beyond itB legiti- mate scope in a fruitions effort to supersede the necessity of an omniscient Creator. In the opinion of the writer the indisputable establishment of this principle conveyed only a more exalt* d idea of that infinite wisdom by which the perpetually recurring transformations and interchanges, not only of the materials, but also of the powers of nature, were ren- dered subservient to the pre- determined laws which governed the comfort and welfare of all created beingB, A WILL CASE. In the- Vice- Chancellors' Court, before Vice- Chancellor 81r J. Bacon, the cause of " Yates c. . University College, London," has been heard. Mr. James Yates, late of Landerdale- house, High- gate bequeathed a sum of £ 3", 980 London and North- western Railway stock, subject to the payment of £ 25 a year to Mr. John Morris, Pro fee; or of Miner- alogy and Geology at University College, London, to his wife for life, and after her death upon^ rust, to pay the income to the Professor of Mineralogy and Geology at University College, London, for the time being, as an endowment for tbe Professorship. The testator be- queathed a sum of £ 5,600 North London Railway stock to his wife for life, and after her death upon trust to pay the income to University College, London, to found a Professorship of Archeology, for the regula- tion of which his will stated that he purposed pre- paring a code of rules and regulations, and he added a condition that if University College should not accept the rules within twelve calendar months every legacy to them should be null and void. The testator also gave certain books to the College, but he did not make any rules for the regulation of the proposed Professor- ship. The suit was instituted by the testator's widow, the residuafy legatee, to obtain a declaration that the gifts for the benefit of the College failed. Mr. Hallett ( Mr. Kay, Q. C., with him) appeared for the plaintiff: Mr. Hinde Palmer, Q. C., for the trustee of the will; and Mr. Amphlett, Q. Q, jyid Mr. Cozens- Hardy for the College. The Viee- Chancellor said that the real question in the case waa upon the construction of tho meaning of the wilL Tho testator had imposed two conditions upon the gifts to the College : ono that he should make regulations, tbe other that sue ) regulations should be accepted. Neither had been fulfilled. The object of the testator in making the gists was that rules to be. made by himself should be applied to a new Profeetorebip. The will had been made many years before the testator's death, and he hod never, done that on the doing of which he badmade the gifts dependent. They therefore failed. He made a declaration as prayed. _ The Duke of Edinburgh arrived In England, on Taegday, from tho Continent. M About, in The Nineteenth Century, flays that that paper contluuts to receive letUr after letter from Purls aud tbe departments in favour of tho Ilepubllc as tbe only hope Of safety for tho country. J ho same claises, Jt adds, wjilcli recentlynaw nosocurlty except under thesceptro, oreven the sword, have learnt in a fuw wooks to put their trust In that " modern Provldencs called Ltborty." Thoy speak with dread of prlocca, dukes, chamb- rluliis, and luckeys, whose ambition and quarrels Jeopardise the very existence of a nation, and rally round tho Government of the Republic not t « ask for Its support, but to offer to It theirs. M. About, in conclusion, urges M. Thiers to mlstnmt tho advice recently given to him to accomplish a coup d'etat. " HOUGHTON V. SOUTH." In Che Sheriffs Court, In London, boforo Mr. Under- Sherifl Burchelland a special Jury, tho cause of " Houghton V. South " has hfeen heard ; and was an action In the Exche- quer l. y Caleb Houghton against Thomas Donton South for the seduction of his dnughter Maria The damages were laid at £ 1,000, and, the defondant having allowed judgment to « o by default, a special Jury was empanelled before the ImdM- Sherlfl to assess tho amount of compensation to be Mr. Garth, Q. C. ( with whom waa Mr. Shaw), ap- Seared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. Willis for the efendant. > The law on cases of seduction was discussed, and on the part of the defendant it was stated that a new doc- trine had been introduced. Both the plaintiff's daughter and the defendant are now under age, the former being 18 and the latter 20, and when they became acquainted in 1868 were, as described, mere children. The plaintiff is a draper and grocer at Billericoy, in Essex, and the defendant the son of a Mrs. South, a person of property at Chertsey, Surrey. In 1868 the defendant went to tho house of Mr. Cole, a farmer, & a, at Billericay, to learn agricul- ture, and became acquainted with Maria Houghton. According to her evidence ho promised her marriage before he seduced her, and in February last her family discovered that she was pregnant. The plaintiff spoke to him, and, seeing the distress of the family, he promised marriage, and the 29th of that month was fixed upon. Preparations were mad<\ the ctaches ordered, and a licence procured. The Rev. Mr. Webb, the vicar of Billericay, went to the church to perform the ceremony, when Mr. Cole told the young man that his mother should be consulted. The clergyman was rient for, and the marriage postponed. The Rev. Mr. Webb, offered to call on Mrs. South, and went to Chertsey, and returned with the understanding that the mother consented, but requested that the marriage should be deferred for a month or six weeks. The defendant seemed disappointed, and after he left Billericay, on the 4th of March, he wrote a note to the young woman, and subscribed himself " Yours truly.' He bad not since visited her family, and after her delivery of a male child in June the action was brought for the seduction, and not for a breach of promise. It was explained to the jury that it was the oiily form of action which could be maintained, as the defendant, being under age, was not capable of making a legal promise to marry the girl he had seduced. Another point was also raised in this ca° e when evidence was proposed to show that the defendant was entitled, under the wills of his grandfather and father, to con- siderable property, that it could have no bearing on the Case, as the action was not for brefich ofpromisei but merely for seduction, and the father claimed, and could only claim, for the loss of the services of the young woman, who had, when she left school, assisted him in his business an a draper. Mr. Und'- r- Sheriff Burchell held that the evidence wis inadmissible, as the father could only claim for the loss of the services of his daughter, and that, as the de- fendant was under age, there wus no legal promise of marriage, and the action was only for seduction. Mr. Garth, both in hia opening and in summing up the evidence, described thq. case as very painful. He called upon the jury to award commensurate damages for the misery tho defendant had inflicted on a respert- able family, and intimated that it waa clear there were, ample means in the family to pay any amount the jury, might award. Mr. Willis, who called no evidence, entreated the jury not to be led away by the new doctrine of hia learned friend. The jury had nothing to do with the wealth of his family, and by their oaths they were re- stricted to the mere consideration of the loss to the father of the services of the daughter. They had no- thing to do with the breach of promise, and he urged on the jury to discard all considerations on that subject, and also that it was not their province to punish the mother, who had from the first to the last objected to tiie alliance. Mr.' Garth' offered, in the course of the case, to forego all claim to damage* if arrangements were made for the marriage to be performed. It was evident that the mother, and not the defendant, was the caube that it had not been celebrated. Mr. Willi* declared that he felt more than ordinary interest in this caAe, and he wop most anxjoua bbout it, because an attempt had b- en made to ' enKst the sympathy of the jury on a inatE6f which they had not to'consider. 1 Mr. Under- 8bcriff Burchell, in placing the case be- fore the jury, rem! nd>; d them of the nature of the action. It was for damages, for, loss of service to the father, and they were not to award damages to the daughter for the defendant's conduct, or against his mother for refusing her consent to the marriage. Whether she bad done right to prevent the marri^ e after she knew what had occurred in a respectable family was open to very crave consideration, and might be ver^ much debated. Mr. Garth demurred to the Under- sheriff's direc- tion as to the question of damages, and referred to a textbook to snow that a father could recover for the dishonour cast upon him and the loa6 bf the society of his daughter, which was a Keriou* matter to a parent. ' The learned Under- sheriff, in answer to a question pf a juryman, said they must put out of their consider- ation all thought of the preach of promise, and award to the : father— not to the young woman— damage for his loss, whether in mind, body, or estate, by the de- fendant's conduct. The jury retired, and, after an absence of about 20 minutes, returned into court and assessed the damages at £ 500. i On the part of the defendant an application was made tojstay. the writ of execution. ME., Under- Sheriff Burcholl asked on what grounds. , It Was stated on the ground that the damages were excessive. Mr. Under- Sheriff Burchell said the question of danjage8 was entirely with the jury. He supposed Mr: Garth objected. , ' Mf.' Garth said indetd'he did. The Court declined to stay the writ, and it was stated that an application would be made before a Judge at Chambers. , ; A verdict was accordingly entered for £ 600. i The case came on again on Tuesday, wherf Mr. W. WiLis, who appeared as counsel for the defendant on the hearing before the Under- Sheriff, now applied to his Lordship to stay tbe proceedings in the action until xt Term, in order that an application might be made to the full Court for a new trial, nn the ground that che damages were excessive. The learned counsel ' narrated tbe circumstances, and described the defendant as a mere boy. Mr. Pike, who appeared for the plaintiff, objected to the term *' boy." He had seduced the plaintiff's daughter, and a Jury awarded £ 600 as damages. ; Mr. Will Is said the your> g man would not be 20 years old till February next, nnd four years ago. when he became acquainted with the plaintiff* daughter, he was only 16. and flhe was 14. Her father was a draper at Billericay, lu Esses, . and he was artioled thero to learn the butlness of a corn ( dealer, HU mother lived at Chtrtsey, aud had objected to the marriage. In the course of the case Mr Garth, who ap- peared for the father, the plaintiff, claimed compensation, and alleged that the mother cimld pay. He submitted that as against the young man the damages of £ 600 were ex- cessive. : Mr. Justice Archibald asked the position of tho two faml- lies— were there any disparity In the families. Mr. Willis did not know that thero was much difference.' The plaintiff was a draper In a - mall town, and Mr. South lived at Chertsey. He should show that the young man had too means of paying the damages, and that It was wrong to expect his mother to poy. He had aO affidavit aa to the pro- perty In the family, to which he referred to show that the defendant's share under two wills had been valued at £ 1 391. tee had submitted that the breach of promise had nothing to ' do with the case, neither tho property of the motiier, but that the defendant waa liable for the loss of the servloes of the plaintiffs daughter and the dishonour brought on her jlathor. I His Lordship remarked that Juries often considered matters : jn actions for seduction. Ho aaked If there was a child living. ! Mr. Willis sold there was a child living. He admitted that Wdeferidant was willing to marry tho yonng woman, but his toother had objected from the first to the last, and a jury had ! awarded £ 600 damages. ; The learned Judge « ked whether a sum of money would be paid Into Court* and sugge. ted a sum of £ 260. Mr. Willis declared that the young man had ndt a shilling, land was now earning only 12s. per woek. Mr Piko referred to the affidavit hp had In answer to the • appUgation, andmcptloned that an offer had been madewhen thi case waa heard that the parties should bo married, and It was declined. He said the mother knew the young couple wero keeping company, and had prevented the marriage. ! TheJ urywero the Judges of all the circumstances andI Eta ' learned friend had on the hearing objocted to evidence : being given both as to the property of the defendant and I his mother, and the Under- Sherifl had not allowed such : evidence. I Mr. Justice Archibald said ho did not mean to say that ' the Under- sheriff was not right. Mr. Plko remarked that on all the clrcumit ancts a special Jury had given £ 600 as damages. His Lordship asked whether It was a specral Jury. Mr. Pike said it was wh* t was called a " good " jury, and ' thoy were, he apprehended, the best Judges of the amount. Mr. Justice Archibald thought, that Irave should be given on the payment into court of £ 260. He did not mean to say that such a sum was sufficient or not sufficient. Mr. Willis mentioned a case In which Mr. Justice Qualn had thought about one- third wa9 sufficient in a case before him. Perhaps £ 100 might be gbtalnod. His Lordship wished it to be understood that ho gave no opinion as to what would bo a snllicient sum n3 damages; and because he had mentioned £ 250 it was not to be con- sidered that he believed It was a p- opor amount. Ho was disposed to grant the application il that sum waa paid into court. After somo further discussion the learned Judge made an order that £ v: 50 be paid into court In a fortnight, and on such deposit the further proceedings in the action to be stayed till next Term. Order accordingly. " THE RAIK IT RAINRTH." Pray Heaven some finer weather soon may send, Yet still we'll pray this Reign may never end '.— Judy. CHURCH HISTORY IN ST. PAUL'S CATI\ EDRAL. On Tuesday evening tho Rev. Canon Lightfoot de- livered, in St. Paul's Cathedral, the third and con- cluding leoture on " Christian Life in the Second and Third Centuries." The subject of the lecture was the Christian life within theChristian body, and more especially Christian worship as the soul of that life. To the careless heathen bystander this inner life of the Christian was strangely anomalous and perplexing. Such glimpses as he might accidentally obtain revealed a state of things of which he had no experience, and to which he could attach no meaning. He found nothing on which the eye or the hand could fasten. There were no external emblems and no imposing rites, without which religion seemed to him to be an impossibility. Again and again tbe heathen antagonists of Christianity gave expressions to their surprise in the same taunting language, " You have no images, no altara, no temples." The principal squares and streets of Rome and Athens were lined with sanctuaries and dotted with altars; publio thorough- fares and private houses were thronged with statues of gods and demi- gods ; the language of the common people bristled with invocations of deities; the air reeked from time to time with the fat of victims or tHe fumes of incense. When Caligula ascended the Im perial throne, the festivities Extended over three whole months, and 160,000 victims were sacrificed in Kome aWne. When during the reign of M. Aurelius a deadly pestilence broke out the. Emperor summoned to the metropolis the priests of all religions, national and foreign, and the city was given over to lustrations, sacrifices, and rites of every kind and every country. To all this the bald simplicity of Christian worship stood in marked contrast. _ A silent, mysterious, ga- thering at stated times in some obscure private dwelling seemed to exhaust the religiun of this anomalous sect. The inference of the heathen, though strangely at fault, was not altogether unna- tural. These Christians, he supposed, were Atheists. Under cover of religion they were hatching some vile conspiracy. He had stumbled on another of those secret clubs, those illegal associations which his jealous suspicions were ever on the watch to detdct. This strange misconoeption he persistently maintained. Atheism was the indictment brought against Fi Clemens, the cousin of Domitian, when he was condemned to death for his adhesion to the new faith. " Away with the Atheists" was the common war- cry of the per- secutor. To all explanations the heathen had a ready answer, " Show us your God." From these notions it is evident that during the early cen- tpries the ritual of the Christians was very simple. CJne point at least seems clear, that they were not yet in the habit of erecting buildings devoted solely to Divine worahip. This, however, was not a principle of their faith, but rather a neces- sity of their position. As a corporation they were not recognized by the law. It was there- fore impossible for them to hold corporate property. Moreover, common prudence would deter them from fy display which might arouse the fury of the pulace or invite the repression of the> Magistrates, ence there was htit, so far as he was aware, any explicit notice of a church erected either at Rome or in the Provinces before the close of the second century. Beyond the limitB of the Empire the case would be dif- ferent Meanwhilej in the metropolis and in the great cjties the meetipgs for public worship would be held in a commodious room attached to the residence of some private Christian. But when the first quarter of the third century had run out their condition was very much iinproved. The favour which Alexander Severus showed towards them conld not fail to produce an immediate effect. Tbe answer of the Emperor when a dispute arose betweeA the Christians and the licensed victuallers about the possession of a certain piece of ground in Rome was well known. " It was better," he said, that God should be worshipped ia the place in what- ever manner than that it should be given over to the victuallers." About the year 260 tho Emperor Gal- lleuus issued a rescript prohibiting any interference with the Christians, and expressly restoring to them their " places of worship." By this rescript all ob- stacles to the multiplication of churches were altogether removed. j Contrasting this state of things with what we saw tfround us in tbe present age, we might be led to ask if these latter forms of worship were a perversion of tho simplicity of the Gospel, and if we had entirely departed from the principles of primitive Christianity ib the elaborate development of our architecture, dur music, onr ritual ? A moment's reflection . would oheck the hasty interference which we might be tempted to draw from the contrast. This feature in early Christianity was not a deliberate choice, but an enforced abstention. He would further urge that it was also a decesaary discipline, a movidentlal design in the edu- cation of the Chnrcn. The heathen did not understand religion as a moral and spiritual influence. His only donception of it was an elaborate system of sacrifices, lhstration", auspices, a multiplication of shrines and of deities. It was nectsiarv for the future of the Church that the Christian should break once1 for all with the Ajirit of Paganism. By the stern teaching of an impe- rious necessity he was weaned from this false and low conception of religion. Much that would have been injurious then was useful— it might almost be said— wai indispensable now. After illustrating this point, and giving some account of the ritual which sufficed before church building began, Dr. Lightfoot conoluded By giving an exceedingly interesting description of the Rucnan catacombs— the Cemetery •£ the Christians and of the necropolis of the heathens— the Appian Way. I STREET RAILWAY IN NEW YORK. I f : - j , » - r ' Gilbert's elevated railway is to b6 a b » lt road running along the east and west sides of the city, and com- plete ly round it. The tracks are to rest on iron arches, tastefully ornamented, and will be elevated 2- 1 ft. Above the. centre of the street. The sides of each track are to be Inclosed in a trough, or half- section of i tube, 1 which will obstruot the view of the engine and cars froih horses in the street Between the two tracks, in the triangular space formed by ilie junction of the semicircular troughs, is to be k pneumatic tube for the transmission or packages, hewapapers, and mails. The projectors of this scheme assure the public that within five weekB from the time the Commissioners make their report( fixing the line of the road, they will commence work, Jind that from that time forward they will construct at least one mile per month until tho whole iB com- pleted. They say they shall find no dlffioiilty in rais- ing all the capital they need for the enterprise, without fcroing out of New York city and Westchester county, p'he estimated oost of the work is 700,000 dols. per fiiil ® . and when completed in the manner proposed, it la claimed that the difficult and long- delayed problem of quick transit in New York will be solved to the Satisfaction and delight of the publio; that the struc- ture will not only afford a comfortable, safe, and speedy transit from one end of the city to the other, fbut that it will be an ornament to the streets through jwhich it passes, and will be the pride and boast of tho people living along its line. * Intelligence haa been received at South Shields of the loss of tho barque Clansman, of Blyth, while en a voyage to Riga from Alyth. Captain Armstrong, and nine men wore drowned. The miners at nearly all the collieries in Fifeshire on Monday received notloe from the coal- owners of an intended reduction of one shilling per day In their wages. The reoent fall In the price of coals, and a perceptible diminution in tflfl demand, aro the reasons assigned for this step. THE BOSTON FIRE. The loss of property occasioned by the great firo at Boston has been ascertained with something like accu- racy. It will not exceed, but it will not fall far short of one hundred millions of dollars. It would have been much greater but for the fact that the stocks on hand in the warehouses were comparatively light in the in- terval between the early autumn and the early spring business seasons. The number of buildings burn- waa 753._ In the matter of insurance the New York com- panies were the heaviest lo- ere, but while the capital of many of them has been seriously impaired, only three have been compelled to wind up their affairs in con- sequence. The effect upon financial circles has been, happily, less disastrous thin had been feared, and not a single bank or banking house in thi* city has yielded to the strain. The losses of the English insurance com- Pahies amounted to about £ 4,400,000; whilst the losses by, New York and other foreign companies amounted to about £ 17,000.000. y The individual losers in Boston are the mo3t intelli- gent and enterprising of its men of business, whose names are known throughout the country for thrift, talent, and integrity. Harvard University is set down for a loss of two hundred thousand dollars, nnd many admirers of th © fair prima donna, Madame Nilsson Rouzaud, will learn with regret that property belonging to her of the value of 51,0li0 dollars was involved in the ruin. In the contemplation of this vast sacrifice it is con- solatory to think that very little has been loat which tiiiie and energy may not restore. Boston contains some of the most venerable and interesting edifices in America, but all these were spared. The flames at one time threatened to reach Faneuil Hall, aud they swept perilously near to the Old South Church, which must nave gone but for the fortunate change in the direction of the wind. Boston has also many noble repositories of literature and art, the destruction of which would have been an irreparable misfortune. Its Public Library, established in great part by the exertions of Edward Everett^ and enriched by the donations of George Ticknor, is justly the pride of its citizens. ItB Athenz& um, as a collection of art treasures, is of greater value perhaps, than any similar icstitution in the United. States. The collections of the Massachusetts . Historical Society, which are kept in a building in the veyy heart of the city, are rich in the records of the pact, and could nob possibly be replaced* All these have happily escaped intact. Again, Boston is the seat of the publishing business of New England, and many large book- making houses carry op their operations in the densest part of the town. It is hardly to6 much to say that the suspension of these publishing houses all at the same time would almost paralyse the educa- tional interests of New England. A sentimental regret of, a strong kind would be awakened by tbe rtun of, the publishers of Hawthprne and Longfellow. Bat none of these great literary purveyors were injured by- the fire, and among the earliest of their new ventures will probably be a correlated, Account of ithe calamity and the incidents attending it. Another source of gratification is found in the ready sympathy that has been awakened for Boston every- where throughout the country in the hour of her dis- tress. Offers of material aid have come from every quarter, but this aid will be little needpd, for the pluck and determination of her own people seem quite equal to. repair speedily the ravages of tne flames. TO A PICTURE DEALER. 1 " Died, and left the world no copy."— Shatopeare. 1 To die, and leave the world no copy '.— That Is what ^ ouH heter dd— you're no such flat.— Judy. THE GAME LAWS. ^ J ^ leteorologlst" writes from Hayward's- heath to the Stan- jThe persons who are cow agitating for an altetation or ^ he game lawa biwe their arguments on the assump- tion that, " if the land now occupied by preserves were turned into arable more corn would be produced, and the annual supply of home- groWn food bo increased. I , would, if ; you will permit me, calljrttention to one or two facts which 0eem to have been overlooked. I speak only of the part of England south of a line drawn from Liverpool to Hull, as I know nothing of tlje i effect which would be produced by turning the a3Use preserves north of that line into ploughed land, it of the southern portion of this island I can say with confidence that the destruction of the woods would have a disastrous effect in two ways. First, it would necessitate the establishment of an entire trade . to supply every house and cottage in the rural distriota and small towns with wood for lighting fires and for baking^ purposes, at a very much higher cost than ia now paidfor faggots grown almost at our doora. But, morp important still, the wholesale destruction of the preserves proposed— and nothing short of such whole- sale destruction of woods is contemplated— would have a serious effect on the whole character of our climate, producing proably alternate droughts and floods, whose combined effects would bo very injurious to crops oVer late areps. . AP a meteorologist, instead of desiring the destruc- tion of woods, I should wish to see large districts, as, for instance, the open heaths between'May field ana Horsham in this county, turned into woodland for the purpose of promoting and regulating rainfall. Milton ( riot; the poet) in his " Man and Nature," has forcibly shown the total ruin brought oil some countries, ana tlje vast injury done to others, by wholesale destruc- tion pf woods and forests. I hope the day is far dis- tant when a body of agitators, dwelling in towns and ignqrant of country life, may be able to interfere with the arrangements of property not their own, and the requirements of wliioh . they do not understand. | Bplieving as I do tnat the preservation of our woods, and even the planting of fresh woodland, is of the greatest importance to our agriculture, I am glad to see the land in the handB of large proprietors who can afford to grow wood. I can pardon their indulging in an amusement in which I am unable to share, but which induces him to employ their land in supplying me with firewood and rain water at a minimum of cost to myself and of profit to themselves. TfiE TRADESMEN AND THE CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION. A deputation of tradesmen appointed at a meeting recently held at Upper Holloway, London, on Mon- day waited upon Mr. Torrens, one of the members for the borough of Finsbury, at his house George- road, Pimlico, for the purpose of representing to him the unfair competition to which tradesmen are now sub- jected by the operations of the Civil Service Co- opera- tive Association. The deputation was introduced by Captain W. Warner Dennis, who read the resolutions passed at the meeting appointing the deputation, which called upon the Government to introduce a Bill into Parliament to prohibit salaried servants of the Crown from becoming active members of trading companies. Mr. Nunn addressed the hon. member on the part of the grocers. Mr. Wahid, of Knowsley House, Grosvenor- road, Highbury New Park, also addressed the hon. member on behalf of the drapers. He stated that neither they nor any other traders objected to the principle of co- operation ; they acknowledged the right of consumers to oombine for the purpose, if they could, of ob- taining the articles they needed at a cheaper rate and of better quality than they conld now obtain them, bbt they did object to Government clerks who were in the receipt of high salaries from tho Govern- ment, becoming directors of such associations, and from_ their position giving to these associations a prestige which they would not otherwise obtain, and they also objected to the association admitting tho publio, as they now did by the issue of 5s. tickets, to participate in the advantages of that association. Mr. Crawford, and Mr. C. F. Brooks, secretary of the National Chamber of Trade, and Mir. Owens, on the part of the chemists, enforced the same views, and they, as well as all other members of the deputation, pressed on the hon. member the necessity of proposing and supporting a resolution in the House of Commons, prohibiting members of the Civil Service from be- coming active members of any trading association. Mr. Torrens, in reply, expressed his entire sympathy * tith the views of the deputation, and promised that they should have both his voice and his vote in Parlia- ment in furtherance of their objectH. In the eight months between April 1 and November 30 the Exchequer receipts amounted to £ 45,03i. 9S6, an increase of nearly two millions and a quarter upon the corre- sponding period of last year. The expenditure has been £ 46,5SJ, S18. On Saturday last the balance In tho Bank ot England exceeded Ave millions sterling. The STRIKE of the LONDON GASMEN. The SS'ataC Wednesday. thus nimbi the proceedings In CO'. Mil - a with lk « tlr> ke cf the London Gu .-. v. kers:— Th f vmm who h » » e gone on strike with the am* tftiw « f irtT'> g London in dailtce* did not succeed last r, i / ht 8 « ne of tV- p'* c « a about London were nnni « h . t <- im. > nd the L- ndtm, Chatham, & nd XMv r stati . n at EodgUc, not at the b- at of times an • xfvef- bnltiant place, r. aa in fact in darkness, so far aa c/ ncerned ; and this was, of course, dearly tra-- able to tbi « nuprmedented -' strike. Toe . Wily newspaper < ffiqa* which mnst woik atnight, had be- n forewarned, and had nu^ e provision by notes of mineral and other oil lamps, which, by reason of their rh^ ititrt, enter so largely into competition with why nvr amotg e^ eo the middle classes of the BUT" i Han districts, and the general population in • mall towns, where attempts are made to charge high prices tor gafl The large use of the° e appliances a . d gnbsiitutei for gis, an- l the incliration of the public ' to assist the compinieH, by reducing the consumption, • gainst In attack of this character, strengthened the position agains' ihe men, who yesterday entered on ( he Strike " with go- jd spirits," and had the audacity to expo t public support in the attempt to inflict a public wrong. The state of the theatres last night was the test how far the gas fapply h < d been diminished and the luxury of the public curtailed. At Drury- lane Theatre the perfonr. ai. ors proceeded a » usual, and the interior was • nly a slight degree less brilliant than ordinary. On the st# ira and in the corridors the ga » was lowered aa much as porsible, and the light was eked out with oil lamps. At Covent garden there was also less bril- liancy. The manag- Jnent of the Gaietv Theatre had prspired for the worst, and hod excellent lamps i all over the corridors, while in " front" all was ready for a special illumination of a novel Cha- racter, which it is said will be carried out this evening if cny doubt should exist as to the supply of gas. At the Oj< ra Comlque the gas was in its normal condition, that theatre. fteing, fortunately, sup- plied by a cmpany whose men have not struck, and thereforo the brilliant performance of this oretty house WflSnofc in the slightest way dimmed. TheStrand { Theatre was also brilliantly lighted. Further west- ward all was not eo well, for people coming to other theatre* reported the St. James's as closed, that another had to use candles in " front," and that a third was iu a state of considerable dimness. On the whole, up to a late hour, the public have not suffered . the inconvenience the workmen who struck desired ! Should be felt. . , I Affaire did not get wor « e as the night wore on, for XiUdgate- hill Station was later at night lighted up, and I that generally dismal station, aided by the extra lamps, and with its normal lighting restored, was unusually brilliant, ' ; I Mr. Harry Chubb, wcr- tary of the imperial Gas Company, writes to us [ The Times) with reference to ourleadi'isr article on the strike of the stoker* at the nietropolitan gas works. He says that since last September, when all the men employed by the several J ondnn companies combined and established " a Stokers' Union," there ha* been a growing spirit of insubordination among this company's men which has been at time* almost intolerable. The men openly boasted of their power to put London into darkncsi whenever they pleased, and, knowing that to some extent they had that power, especially at this season of the year, the managers of this company's Works have felt it to be their duty to submit, as far as possible, to many irregularities rather than provoke any'collision with them and precipitate a conflict. In the matter of wages the directors have been obliged to be liberal alraoet beyond reason, and the men admit that in this respect, as well as in all others, they hav6 been dealt with most considerately and erven kindly by their employers. The directors them- selves mot delegates representing the men at e » ch of - this company'* three works, shortly after the strike in UcloherJa- t, when the directors informed and assured them that they were always ready personally to irivesti- . tfat © any grievance the men might have, eo that they f. might rely op eveo- handed, justice. Onthatoccasibn the delegate) expressed regret that the October strike had oocurral, promising iu future to accept the offer bf the directors, amj see them before resorting to such a pro- ceeding again. The open speech and behaviour * of the mtn iii, ce has. however, betokened mischief; so'much BO, that the directors of this company have felt it to be Jncumbtnt upon them to be on their guard. Accord- ingly, a sysCfiri of organizing has been in hand, by means of wh'ch bodies of men could be drawri from various pources at short notice on any emergency. The particular circumstance which occasioned the present ptrike was one of gross insubordination on the part of a labourer enraged in carrying coke at the ju'hnm works. He refused in an insulting maimer I to obey a reasonable and necessary order within the Boope of his duty and it was clearly a case which could not oe overlooked. Ine chief engineer himself ihvesti- gated the circumstances, and, in presence of two dele- gates of the men, satisfied himself, and, as he believes, the delegates also, that the man could not, with any de- Eree of propriety, be retained in the service. The stokers, owover, who were then assembled outside the works for bight duty, absolutely refused to commence work until the dismissed man had been restored to his employ- ment, and the man put in his place, who happens to be a non- Union man, turned off. At that time ( Friday evening) tho supply of gas for the large demind of Saturday night depended upon the ability of the com- pany to oont inue the manufacture steadily without any cessation. Of this the stokers were perfectly aware, and BO doubt relied upon the apparent helplessness of the company's position to endeavour to coerce the engineer into accepting their tortus. The question would admit of no debty ; the demand of the men was unreasonable and unjustifiable, and all the authority needful for the proper conduct of works of such magnitude as those at Fulhsm would be utterly at an end if such a demand were conceded. Matters were thus brought' to an issue, the men refused to work, and steps were' imme- diately taken to supply their places. On the ( follow- ing morning none of the men required for the ddy work presented themselves until about seven o'clock, when thoy rime, not for work, but damourlng fdr their week's p » y. On the following evening ( Saturday) the men at this company's St. Pan eras works, at the instd- Tfntlnn of the Fulham men, quitted their work without a moment's warning, within an hour after tHey had commenced their duty for the night. On Sunday night the men at the Haggerstoi* Works did the same, but so complete have been tho arrangements of tho c ninany foi pivcnrirg other men, that ai ample • npplv has been obtained. There is no difficulty in tfetnnp men at the wages the company pay ; the only difficulty has been in training them for the work. But every hour they are becoming more skilful, and the ' places of the men who have struck will very soon be filled by other competent men glad to leave their ordinary occupation for such comparatively high wages a* tho s'okers receive. It is one of the rules of the Union that no man shall sign any paper relating to tho conditions of his employment, and especially that he by no means agrees not to quit work without notice. This rule is so obviously objectionable, and gives the men so great an advantage, that the present oppor- . feraily will be taken to refuse employment to all men who will not enter upon contracts for a limited period. It is because the men see that they have been so thoroughly beat- u by this company that they hare row » > ru. k at the other metropolitan gas works. The Union assert that the men at Fnlham havo been locked out by this company, and they demand their immediate re- employment; but this statement of a lock out is simply untrue. The company will certainly not reemploy any man whj has suddenly quitted his work, or who baa not presented himself for duty at the ap- pointed hour, unless he will fint sign a con- tract a^ rreine in future to give or receive a week's BOTICI> IK F. > O ha quits. There is no lo- k- out what- vrr • the uuesion at i.- iue now is simply whether the managers of th- works or the stokers are to be masters. There h* s not be - u any singling out of men for perse- cution. no tyranny, no dendeucy of wages, or other crie v. i n >. AU that is required is reasonable obe- die:. cv a< id a week's notice before quitting. This tlo nc will not constat to, and in the interest of the public the directors of this company feel it to be hppera: i> o upen them, now that the battle has begun, not to allo w matters to remaia In such a positior as that the • iEf unjostfSable condjv- t on the part of the m-- n may bj re; etied whenever they may choose. Mr. CbuKb - ' is t* i . t the new men work most wQlincly, aad will soon '- voire practised hands ; and if matters rn even as tt » y axe atpre- ent, there will not be any serf r. •• iciency of gas iu the district which the Im- oerial Gas Qoef;> 4& T undertake to supplj, jrr. r. - b « t Porter, nuoannc director o! the Gas Gecerawr t-^ mpaay ( Limited), vuee with ref « nc « to the strike that it may be some comfort to the publio to k'. ow that the London gas companies hare now under o n- d- ration a mrcbauical arran^- ment by means of which the dependence of the gas supply of Lsn '. on on manual labour may for the future be, to a great extent, avoided, and steam power and mac mery substituted . with peat improvement in tie q- tauty of gas, for the rough and primitive prccesa wr icli up to this time has prevailed in the retort houses of our numerous gas works. To these managers of gas works who are unacquainted with the new tj « t.. m referred to, he offers every informatioD, and an inspec- ticn of the machinery in operation. The " CAMBErwELL GHOST" SETTLED! At the Surrey Sessions, Maria horgan, aged 19, described as a servant, vru indicted for steaUng a watch and chain, the property cit William Wells, at CamberwelL It appeared from the evidence of James Ham, a detective sergeant, that foe some weeks a great dc. il of excitement had been caused in the neigh- borhood of the prosecutor's house. No. 135, Camber- well- road, by a report that a " Ghost" was com- mitting all Eorts of damage. Flower- pots were thrown abont, trees damaged, and persons struck with various missfles, without the oriein of the mischief being discovered. Detectives Puttock and Neville were CDgaged to detect the perpetrator of theae dangerous freaks, and on Monday, the 18th nit., they went to the prosecutor's house, when they ascertained that the mother of the latter had just been struck by a broken flower- pot and cut on the arm. A vine was also cut down, and a water butt over- turned. They saw tho prisoner in a very excited state, and she showed them a bruise oa the forehead, which she said had been inflicted by a man she found in the wash- house. The officer searched the place, but failed to find any trace of a man. During the time they were searching the place flower- pote were thrown about in a most mysterious manner, and then the prisoner screamed out, and brgeed to be allowed to leave the honse, as she was afraid to stop. Just at that time a watch and chain were missed from the breakfast- room, and the detectives, having a suspirion about the prisoner's conduct, followed her upstairs. She ran into a bedroom, followed bv the officers, who found the watch and chain concealed in the bed. They took her into custody. Alartba i'latt, a girl in the prosecutor's employ, said that on the Sunday evening previous the prisoner came to her and Baid, " I must do something to make | missus believe somebody has got into the house." The prisoner then opened the kitchen window, as though it had been forced, and told witness to scream out 1 and call for the young master. Witness went upstairs • and called him, and a little while afterwards the 1 prisoner told her not to say anything about what was done, and to throw some flower- pots out so as to alarm the house. She, however, declined to do so. On Monday the prisoner said, " I must do something else to make missus think a man is in the place," and then, taking up the head of a broom- stick, struck herself several heavy blows on the forehead, causing bruises. She afterwards struck herself with a flower- pot and cut her forehead. Shortly afterwards she rushed in from tho washhouse screaming, and said a man con- cealed there had struck her. The prosecutor said the prisoner had only been In his service six weeks, and for the last fortnight great damage had been done by flower- pots and other missiles being thrown about. The whole neighbourhood had been thrown into alarm by the freaks of the " Ghost." The jury found the prisoner Guilty, and the Deputy- Chairman sentenced her to twelve months' hard labour. A LETTER FROM ELIZA COOK. The Western Mail states that a gentleman residing in South Wales, having written to Miss Eliza Cook ex- pressing the sympathy felt by him and other local bards for the poetess, in respect of the painful rumours circulated as to her death whilst suffering from mental aberration— which rumours, it is needless to state, have' since been officially contradicted— has received the fol- lowing acknowledgment:— Beech House, Thornton- hill, Wimbledon, S. W., near London. Nov. SO. 1672. I am too worried to write much, my dear friend— for inch I feel you to be— but I mutt acknowledge your kind and manly letter. Tho " people" are. Indeed, most sympathizing with me, aDd their generous support goea far to soften the bltteracM of the cruel and unfounded reports lately Issued abont me. You may be glad to learn that I have lived during the last ten jears with a nephew and hi? family; oc- casionally vlritingmy brother The three I art years we havere- slded nervand a most hr. ppy home I have, where I hope toTeally die, when it pleaaes the ' ireat Father to call me to my eternal r. st. I am a sufferer, but my brain has never lost its per- fect potrer, and I trust never will. With warm thanks to yourself and your circle, I am, my dear sir, yours truly ever, EUZA COOK. THESE LITTLE ONES. The following letUr ( which we gladly copy) has been pub- lished in tho London papers :— Sir,— Ma* sillon was once asked to preach in aid of an orphanage. Upon the day appointed ( he church over- flowed, eo that even standing room was not to be found. In the gallery above the pulpit were the litUe children who so sorely needed help. At length the preacher stood up, and all waited breathlessly for the burst of elo- quence the people anticipated. Massillon paused a moment, looking down on the sea of upturned faces, then silently turned, and pointed tothe poor children. It was enoogh. Puraes were emptied, and, in generous comprehension, the congregation threw even their jewels into the plate. In the vicinity of London stands a little house, no name, no outward sign distinguishing it, and yet seven- teen children. orphans and destitute, are fed, clothed, and instructed there. The work began, as most such efforts do, in a small way. One lady, Miss Hales, took to herself a poor forlorn child to educate and feed. Another andanother, equally forlorn, equally perishiDg, came i hither, drawn from the cold streets by vague re- ports of warmth, care, and comforttobe hud. The lady'B meai s could not suffice, and I threw what I had of private fortune into the work, joining in it pers. nally, and giving allmy time to it. We took this small house, and for a time there was food, Jrahnent. and educa- tion for the little onee ; but only for a time, as their number was soon augmented to seventeen. We strove by economy and the work of our own hands to keep afloat We established a laundry, in the hopes of earning money ; but repairs, moving, furniture, rent, food, and clothing have prevailed against us. My father's name is known. Will not some of thofe who have read his works come to our aid ! We want £ 300, without which the Home— the working of which any one desirous of doing so can inspect— must be clpsed; and, in order to establish it on a permanent footing, we greatly desire subscriptions also, should any one be in- teres ted ecough to give them. . tremblingly, yet hopefully, I follow the example of Ma « sillon. I point to our seventeen children, and I ask your readers to hear my appeal, and to helo ui to keep them in that little asylum which is their only refuge from the bleak world without— I am, yours, & c-, ^ . .„. USA HAWTHORNE. Contributions will be received and acknowledged at the Home by Miss Hales, 8, WoodSeld- terrace, Har- row mad, Paddington : or by Miss Hawthorne, Me. sra. Barintr Brothers, 8, Bishopegate- street Within, Lon- don, E. C. The search in the orchard at CroDton- lane for the remaiiii uf the murdered boy Joseph Thompson has been coctiaucd, aud more human bones have. It la said, been found. Mr. Henry M. Stanley, the discoverer of Living- stone. has been entertained on his return to America hy the Lotos Club of >" cw Yoik About three hundred members of the Club were present, as well as a number of distinguished visitors. Mr. Stanley in the course of some remarks excited Unjthter by his account of tbe " cold bath" he met with at Brighton. Ua expressed the belief that the Club would at some future day have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Iiring- sfc- ne more heartily than Ma discoverer. In conclusion, Mr. 6tanley called upon his hearers, In the name of Iiiinestono, to help the " hero traveller" In the work at exterminating the slave trade. Durircr the week ending Saturday last, 5,455 births and S. l; 7 deaths were registered In London and twenty other large clUea and towns of the United Klajdom. The mortality from all causes In theae towns waa at the rate of £ 2 deaths annually to « verr 1,000 persons esttaated to be lirics. In the metropolis 2 « 03 births and l. JSl deaths were J the t0TmeT h » vtag been a more, and the Utter 627 leas than the average number. Luht persons died from amall- pox, ] 5 from measles. 13 from rear let fever, i from diphtheria. 27 from whoopicg- conj{ h, 19 from di! I » reni forma of fever, and 21 from diantcev The deaths from these seven dlieaaee were in the agiregate no leu than 224 below the correct , average cumber in the corresponding week of ' he last ten 3 ear*. Diseases of the respiratory organs and phthlais caused « S deaths, and 52 persons died from different Jc. rm* of vi ilenee. lie mean temperature at Greeawi ' b daring the we^ k ni 43 degrees, or more than Hx dearea* ahOTe the avenge. A CUBIOUS ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENON. Mr. T. L. M. Cartwright writes to The Times, troa: Banbury, under date Saturday :— ) " May I ask you to insert the following account of a curious atmospheric phenomenon which occurred here today ? About 12 o'clock we had a heavy storm of rain and hail, in the middle of which there was a very vivid flash of lightning, with almost instantaneous thunder of a very peculiar rattling sound About five minutes afterwards, as I waa leaving the house, i my gardener called me to come quickly and see the ball of fire. I was unfortunately bait a minute i too late, but I have seen four persons who saw it from different points, and who all agree they heard a whiazing, roaring round like a passing train, which at dieted their I attention, and then saw a huge revolving ball of fire travelling from six to ten feet off the ground. The tmoke was whizzing round and rising high into the 1 air, and a blast of wind acccompanied it, carrying a cloud of branches along and destroying everything in its way. The havoc done is very considerable— large trees bodily uprooted, others broken off about ten feet from the ground, others have all their branches snapped off; in one place about 100 yards of a wall laid flat and the remainder thrown over at intervals, as if the ball had rebounded, and some of the stones carried ten vards off. I rode this afternoon along the whole line of its journey, about two miles in length; the direction was first from S. W. to N. E., and near the end it turned N. W. Where it first began the breadth of pround travelled over was very narrow, but increased as it proceeded, till in the last field the dibris covered a space quite 150 yards wide, and here it seems to hare exhausted itself, as all the witnesses agree that the ball of fire s- emed to vanish at this spot without any explosion. Here the ground had been cut in places as if by a cannon ball, but I could find no cause for this, and I saw no signs of fire on its route. One man, however, says thore waa a strong sulphurous smell after it had passed. Ab.- ut the time of tbi? occurrence, my farm men at work abjut a mile in quite another direction saw the water of a pond carried up into tho air by whirlwind. CUTTINGS FROM AMERICAN PAPERS. VEGETABLE philosophy— Saga advice: WOOL- GATHERING8— Fights between negroes. Febrequobronchiatis is one of the names given by the Now York papers to the hone disease. Sewing machines ' are run by water power in Cali- | torn la. Clinton, la., has " ghost parties." Thirty or forty couples go out visiting at night, enveloped In sheets. Old Equestrian : *' Well, but you're not the boy I left my horse with !" Boy : " Xo, sir; I jUt spekllated, and bought'm of t'other boy for six cents I" A reporter who attended a banquet concludes his description with a candid statement that " It la not distinctly remembered by anybody present who It waa made the last speech." Somo farmers down east are feeding their co^ vs on sour apples. It Is stated that they ( the cows) furnish ex- cellent eider Instead of milk. It Is now proposed to feed them on hops, in order to ascertain what sort of beer they will yield. A member of the New York " Lazy Club " has juBt been expelled for golne at a faster gait than a walk The recusant offered, in mitigation of tho sentence, the fact that the sheriff was after him, but the soelety was Inexorable. Here is an American epitaph :—" Here lies Jane Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, marble cuttcr. Thls. monu- mei t was erected by her husband as a tribute to tier memory and a specimen of bis work. Monuments of the some style, 260 dollars." An opening for Nantucket's " anxious and aimless." Is furnished in this eplstlo, which the postmaster there has Just received :—" P. if. Nantucket.— Dear air. I read au ad- vertisement in an exchange not lonjr since stating that In your city there was one Thousand ( 1,000) youne Ladies and only one Hundred gentlemen we are lacking about that quantity. Please send as many as you can spare by Ex to Saline Co Kansas Bavaria Sta < fc oblige Yours truly Meny Bachelors." A young couple were sitting together in a romantic spot, with birds and flowers about them, when the following dialogue ensued—" My dear if the sacrifice of my life • vuld please thee, most gladly would I lay it at thy feet." " Oh, sir, you are too kind 1 But It Just reminds me that I wish you'd leave off using tobacco." " Can'c think of it. It's a habit to which I am wedded," " Very well, sir; since this U the way you lay your life down for me, and as you aro already wedded to tobacco, I'll tako good caro you are never wedded to mo, as It would be bigamy.' EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOBEIGN. There are about 90.000 Blavea annually taken from Abies to Turkey, to be manufactured into Muuulmana. Swanton, M.*.-?., i. to have a reunion next month of .11 the ministers now UTiDg who have o. er preached there Victor Emmanuel delighta in circuae., Bo Bays an American paper. A law haa been passed forbidding the erection of any no. buildings In Vienna during the Exposition of 1S3S. A meeting of merchant, of Limorirb, on Monday, adopted a memorial praying the Government to purchase the Irish railways. A Renter's telegram Bays that the American Com- SS- » " J" 1", f* Treaty ol Washington hav. rejected British claims to tho amount o( 10.000.0 0 doU. The tonnage of new . hips lann. hcd on the Clyde November u. soo, WalnSt J8.000 last jear. The Si " » '" o 0 » the eleven months there was an increase of 2,760 tons. ; k, ept in B- istol, which ehowa that since the beginning ot November, 1671, there has not been one o( the succeeding M weeks without rain having fallen on one of the seven days. AU the waiting girls intheLarimerHonee, Dnbuque. ISSi last week, because the landlord dls^ 2 bStabl 10 "*° a " < » 1 » » " d " a" iJLa ? J'a 1 s? ecll> 1 neeting of the Jersey ? 15S " „" » °'"> « > eut, at lb, cost of £ l, a0, to the memory of General Don, who was twice Island! 101 y* ftnd h^*! ° ut the military reads of tho " 5"": " w « beb'evo that the Tory party wi 1 cordially support the claims of women, themselvw P?'' 68* 0" of property, to the electoral KanohUo, beUevlng that the right to voto should he given with regard to property and not to sex." P iJFb\*/< ln?! Lt" a', Guard'an • » that the . an auiograph letler lo the Iprd Chlsl SKT 01 expressive ot ho- Majesty, w, m „ d of GenenL11 ment S1^ service at thelTdbunal „„ S~ wll0' e Ameri< a" 1 P'ess, regardless of party ESWT"* '!" " > HE death OFM? Horace Greeley. He was insane tor several days previous ti S * » hi. death are overwork amSlon political campaign, and hla recent domestic sr. T^., 1?, ' A H' Spnrgeon did not preach at tho • 1, Utr read from ui expressing his grest regret at not being able to meet hla ! f„ 2i " » » ' ng that had It no? been for a ," v.„ ,' h'umailam caught whll. at Cannes he would nave been In hla place ih « t morning. 00 MoI" i » y afternoon, daring tho EVL^ 1 *" "" rmous block ot stone, wsfchfn, about six tons, a lane portion of the exienslve anil reSnilf """ J " We of the Portland Stono Company fell ™ tS f 2f° ™ « s ™ b, and Injuredannmberot th! S ™ « y Principal uprights ol tho structure hid Uni'tnitybas, fth. tated. lovt heavily by tbe Boston lire, ss H held prope. ty io thl b. rnt di tii't ti « d '" laVmcmd. ng th, v the £ " Wg" fMO dels, to rebuild. Toward, this sSrk for . hlJh'XW* f! Iood snianco outrf the 216, W0 dola Su^^ iite".""??'"*- TOepermanent 1^. 1, th£ rtbuild. ' d0l& Gf rentsttxxtU It can f^ rt.^ 1^" 7 • » « » 111 1" power- loom manu- KJ?" i, J? B » ™ 1" J., with one excepttoo, were closed the ™ 1tt^ iSTT' " """ » « "'•• wbich Si. n SiirS ilii ' against one Brrn for au ajVani eljS L . , V" • » < « •. and If It had been m25£ " useiuon" J thrown out of emplZ S^^ SS^ iT!?!" » msuutsctort^ whllrt , 0u£& A coupler for railway cars has been Invented bv a " Wch great adv^ tage. tl^ old ^^ ^ a. follow. :— Tlrst lt J > of only two principal plecet besides I ^"^^^- ggplen. Secondly, it is therefore cheap), readily with old-.' ixhioned coupW Unk and pin. Fourthly, it ob- rtS ? ? P"* 0* ptn' atd Uck » . » frniual sourcTS h^ s- L ?! 1i « rt* ln and uixning m lu operatlsna. It ^ ST^ lfeS. 10 • *< xoush trial8 on rne^ f tt « r^ da ** rtiaiu that the c* hSs m! ^ hil^ afi1-. It is Sild thit U* T* U leu dansito asillabvixfattUaaasj cttck& tlawi Lao*. George, King of Greece, has a snperstitioci dread of firearms. Lord C « wley and Bamn Brunow are the only diplomatists now living who were In the Congress of Paris in General Ihicrot has issued a circular to the coca- minders of gendarmerie throughout his military dUtrict re- questing them to send him lists of all dangerous ch& r- cten. Sixty- nine of the London postmen engaged in the south- eastern .'.[ strict of London, have refused the cuod con- duct stripes offered to them. Government is taid to be making inquiries in the neighbourhood of Blngley and Ilkley, « ith the view of ob- taining ground for an encampment of troops In the North n* rt summer. Messre. Palmer's shipbu'lding works at North Shields were on Monday brought to a partial st » ppag « by a strike of the indoor men who demand the samo hours of work In the winter as those rcccntly granted to the men outside. There are in Austria twelve prisons for men and six for women. The number of prisoners at the end of last 7M20' 422Jo,_. bothtMlei 11) 0 " imber of persons who died In prison daring the yesr was 5S2. Every prisoner is obliged to attend school regularly, and p^ pulir lectures are delivered to the prisoners on Sundays and holidays. Oni Satpday night a woman who keeps a stall in the neighbourhood of St. John's Market, Liverpool, stabbed a boy who, it is alleged, took an apple from he- stall. The woman was taken before the mab- Uirat « on Monday aud remanded. Subsequently the boy died, so thai tho charce will be one of murder. An lmnudent robbery was effected the o'her moraine at the Hotel da Louvre, in P. rii. ; he Countess do Planer was about to enter hrr carri. i- c when several Individuals pushed ag » in t her as If by accident, « nd ulth- ugh they dis- persed hi different dlrectl ns on her calling for assistance one of them ha- i snst-^ h d from htr bnnd a !• a hor big con- taining m ney an I stcuriU - s lor a value of 19, i> « jf., and got take" W ^ bootjr- Kono ot Ule party could be over- It would appear from onr Madrid telegrams that the recent dliturb. inoos in Spsin were of a s.. uiewhat serious character, as It Is slated that 53 persons w, re killed at Murcla and 23 at Malaga. Forty arrests have been mado at Uejir. Fresh Insurgent bands have heen repulsed in the neighbourhood of Malaga wiih considerable loss. A Carllst band has been defeated Ui the province of Toledo, with a loss of seven killed and twemj- thiee prisoners, and other en- counters are reported. On Saturday morning a terrible'Occident happened at tho Morpeth railway station tj a younj woman named Jane Wilson. 27 yeara of age, belonging t> Actoa She was polng to Mori- etn to be married. While toe train waa drawing up at tbe station ono of the brl- fal party Jumped out and sha followed. She w » s thrown down beiweenthe train and the platform, and crushed. She was removed to Newcastle Inflrmary, and it waa found that her spine was seriously injured. The late Baron James do Rothschild, in his last mP. went! i " PreMed a desire to devoto the interest of one mUllon of francs to tho foundation of a charity In aid ol Indigent families of Paris, without dlitlncloi. of religion, lor the pavment of their rants. The b- lrs of the - Icceastd. with iTf'LIrtr DOf / tbe execution of their father's intentions, have Jost pUced the revenue In question at the disposal of the Bureaux de Blenfabance, in P iris It is well known that tho baron In hU lifetime was In the habit ot putting large supplies of bread, coal, and money at tho dls. posal of the poor. A Berlin Correspondent wrifes:— Tho state of Prince Blsmark e health continues to furul. h matter for . lUquietnde in the highest circles ; and grave rumours, which I decline to reproduce, have been current for the lost three davs re- specting his present condition. It appears to be ner- fectly understood, however, that he nil! not resume his political labours, under any circumstances, until next sprlntr If then.- I am rejoiced to say that the latest accounts of the ' Crown Prince s progress towards convalescence are In every respeot encouraguig. * .. ib1j? ™ e72can Manufacturer saya that a valuable discovery has been made at the American mission at Cairo, 01 P° j" ons of the Bible. It was foundta a synagogue in the neighbourhood of that place, reported to ^ bet^ bUl" 45 he, 0Ie the '^ ond temple wwd^ troyed It was carefully deposited In a niche In the wall, ' heJround. a. Ul1 h" d to be secured by means of a ladder. Portions, at least, of this MS., which still awaits proper examination, are supposed to be very old. An inquiry was held in London, on Monday, to tw Ti m£ t' uCr.! Uunce, J » tt ndmg tho death of Sir Don . id MOeod which took place from the effcct of Injuries received at the Gloucester- roadSUtlon on Thursday eventag in last week. lh e^ d n; e . howed that Sir Donald's death Sn^ fc ot an accident through an .. ttcmpt to enter a train after it h . d been fairly and properly started. The Jury fwTl ftiIVerdict Accordingly, adding a rec . mmendatlon that the railway company should placo gates at the feet of w„' i! ll^ C. a; e*' a" d makean improvement in the footboards by whloh the carriages are entered. - Trepidant Grant a message to the Forty- third Con- SStef." W- W PlUC. 6. t0i^ , acU 01 arbitration with areat tritain He s pleased to think that the Judgment at PvfiVT 1110 decision of tho £ n. peror of Germany leave the two Govern menu without a shadow upon tnetr friendly ^ l^ V3- re8urd 10 lhe ri'< tributlon ol the ? Lteep 1,601 discussed in America since the awara, tne Brtsident recommeuds the appointment of a Commission to sift the claims between tlds and the date wheathomoney wUl be paid by her Majesty's Government. President Grant acknowledges a. a grateful duty the prompt and spontaneous removal of the BntUh troops from tho San Juan territory as soon as the award was midef .„. The( D? i8? on of SirBartle Frere ha. i awakenedl great Interest in Germany. ft U an act," Karl Blind says hi the ^ Fnrrfu^ " iW, hl? h greatly renounds to tho honour » J>, g, tn< L U 14 ncain, a leaf from the book In which the names of Clarkson and Wllborforce are gloriously entered That for which Living, tonu, the valiant pathfinder, I °, f,^. n" lsed b" vola>. now being accomplished by ih! ADgH? h0oi: eri" D:" t wlth B KTe& u* Wee A decUIoi no^ fti n shown for some years put, when the mistaken position which England had occupied towards the United reprMsTon^ s^ ve- trade!" ka0M ^ ^^ qQeit, on of ^ xr . . Wjft at Plymouth, on Monday, the Mayor of Plj mouth presented to Snmuel Westlak!- the v* f, aMen? er train on the Cornwall railway, who recently, by his coolness and presence of mind, adverted a collision with a mineral train descending an Incline on the same palrof ralls- a purse containing tlfty guineas. A like amount was at the same time shared among five other d « y serving officials ; while two others who leaped off the train fn^., S?^!?' congregation of tho Baptist Chapel supplemented the public subscription by the gilt of a Bible and a purse of money to each man in recognition of the esospe of their pastor, the Eev. John Aldis, formerly of Lon- den, who was In the train The German Correspondent eayB:— The historical ^ e general staff having ascertained beyond doubt thati the first French eaglo was captured, In the iam- r. n8?^ bj. Dth? lhkd battalion of tbe Fasllier S, ™ ™ tte batt, 0 OF Sedan, the patriotic prize offered for tho conquest of this trophy and deposited In tho Ministry of » dlad « e4 toei- Lance Corporal Goldackerf of the 11th company, and Under- Offlcer Basch. of the 10th company. Of the entire sum- 670 thalors- the former r^ ceived 256. and the Utter 214 tbaleT The wnJSffi iSo thalers were, according to the intention of the donor, In cwe v belng ad, va? ced- be awarded'by lot MMlucky as to win these 2C0tbalcrs, but In the true spirit of comradeship, he Immediately nrS sented one half to Under- Offlcer Busct V pra^ I hei newly- arrived stranger at the Zoological Gar- D? w ntJTl? flT0 " eeks old. Be Is thriving Excellently, and continues to hold hU levies daUy without any disturbsnce be^ g caused thereby to htoseW to his maternal parent." Last Sunday afternoon a verv fashionable visitor, who In tS ^ i L M, Wero " mn, ed *> y > e « lng him tako first a waUi about ' be house fttoSsmwZ and astly his dinner. The mother hippopotamus, too lsnot nearly . oshort tempered as she was. and. In K j ° f " tSIT 7 reconclled 40 the both of her keepSsnd I Ihero died at Naples on Friday, in last week, in her ninetieth year. Mrs. Mary Sommervliie- a brave and gifted Ubour' , n departments of science seldom Invaded by her sex were sufficiently remarkable to make her the associate, and in some maters almost the equal of such men us htr illustrious townsman Sir David Brewster, of Lord Brougham, and other eminent students of physical philosophy, she was perhaps most popularlytaown by her " Physical Geography," as she won b^- r hlgheit sden- HMTM? 1" translation of the " Mechanism of tho The German Moniteur, in reply to numerous querists who state that they have waters to to dcclaed on the sub- jBct gtves the following statement with retard to tho stature of tho Emperor and Princes of Germany :— The Emperor's height Is i feet 10 Inches 3 lines; that of the Prinie lm- P ® 1^ 6 J"* 11 tocbes: that of Princa Charles, 6 feat 9 1 Frederick Charles, 6 feet 7 inches 1 line - Alhrecbt, Jan.. C feet i lr ches, tbe late Prince Albrecht having been 5 feet 11 inches? Prince von fiS marck Is also. It Is stated, 6 U et 11 Inches In height. ntw^ M^ l6^ ™ 111 ® birthdiy of the Prince* P WaUs and the Joyous trt, x was celebrated at Sondrtae- ham with considerable festivity. After attendlnz F„ the mining, theEnnceand Princru, andV^ W d^ ttagulshed gu^ ts. include tho Preiiler and MTForstoT ll^ ht an Immense bonfire on SindringhaTHSs W £ A recent calculation relatire to the orinranal European language, ^ hows that English U „ 3jB Britain end IrH ^ V^ V Cape ofGf^ d Hope Austrada. ^ an DUnun s Lan t, ^ ewfoundlanc:. and the Eart imiiS^ wW. trU: HaDt » r7. Rn « i » . 4 N'orthand Soui h^ tn^ Jf. Aofralla, ar. d tbe Ea- t Indies; Spanish by fl/ ty- flremllllons in Spain, Cubs, Mexico, the republic, of South America, Manilla. Ac. a^ d Fre- Jci brforly- five Bai » n Rottehlld. of Fraukrort, is U u. t A America! mocking- bovls. The prettiest tomb in the la Chaise Cemetery, in Paris, U Ihi. ,. f Uel. n AdtUnoif, a Russian dancer n Council have appointed a co » - mittoe on the subj^ rt of tho water supply. A decree has been signed by tbe Emtvror of Ger- many, appointing tw » „ ty flr » IMW peers, ch sen from tmow state officiuls, Ke:. erals ui the army, and lanued proprlctora. Baltimore is Kai L to have such poor KM that tho pu'cemrn lose their way on their ni^ ht beaU, aud hav* to nqulre the w » y to tbe station- house oi , trangera. .. obituary of The Times of Thumlay la- t recorded Uie deaths of nine persons, whose unitolag iwcre TTOyoaaL giving au average of over SfiJ years to each. ^ An open air R publican meeting was held in Para- dise square Shi fliel... last Sunday. Scve. al U. ooaand people were present, and the meeting was orderly. Among tbe tenants on the Marquis of Downahin'k wtateat Kutbampitead, Is William Willis, who Icuehl lu the 62ud Regiment of F vet at Waterloa ^ Two little Italian boys wtra found wardering desti- tute In Greenock last week. Th- y had be, n forced by Ul- trratment to run awfrom an Itinerant oiusldan to whom they had been leaW by their father, near Naples. Several provinci 1 ft.< s « embHes in Ru*- ia har0 ilecided to grant an allowance to Jurym.- n for eacl day they are obllg, d to attend, vt Odei « . t jurymen now rccalve fifty kopeks Us. 4d.) a day, and their UavolUng expenses when necesiarily incurred. Colonel Akroyd, M. P., has decided on presenting o the town of Il- ilfax a park a" d recreation ground of from flftj » to sixty acres. The alto is to be forthwith Md out as a recreation ground, lu which tharo will bo auiplo room f « cricketing. The Choir save that n new edition of " Hymns Ancient and Modern," or perhaps it should bo doscrlbcd as another appendix, la likely to bo ls » ned, although probably twelve mouths or more will elapso before It makes its apoar- anca. The Dublin Exhibition, which was opened by His, Royal Holiness tho Duke of Edinburgh, under vary auspi- cious oir^ umsUnces, ou tho 6th of Juno last, was ol" sad last Saturday, with n comparatively unprett- u ling, but stltlj pleosinp o- rtmonlal, carcfully prepared, and most succcsa-. rally carried out. Tho Sanitary Commission at St. Petersburg has Issued an order with a view to preventing the further txtcn^ slonof the small pox. According to this resolution pbvsl^ clnus are to be attached to all tho p iblic baths in tho city, and no porton ol either sex will bo pe- mlited to bathe with- 1 out OrstundorKOlnga medical examination. Tn London, the other night, a young wom* n acci-, dental y overturned a naphtha lamp, wh » n, in a few momenta the carpttof tho room nasashott of flame. Whon the fire, w is put out the deceased was ^ nund to l> 0 quite dead. The, doc'or called lu wasofoplni in that death was duo oa sudden , faliu'o of the action of tho h. art, caAsod by fright. Verdict accordingly. A Ten n- d pundit has, it ia said, formed an assoc iation In linnnr.' s for teaching the youug m< n of India navigation, and rblpbulldtng, and sending quick and well c< inducted' jouthi to England for education. This, If correct, Is one of tho grenteot marvels of tho time. If onco cas'o can be so far seta- ide os to allow Ulndoos crossing tho > ea, you will aooifc havo Intelligent " heathen" lnabundinco In Loudon.— Timer\ Calcutta Correspondent. A large meeting of aOk operatives was held at Cone- Mton ou Monday night, to consider what i^ ps should So taken iji reference to the strike. It was stated that 2,000 r " u, t ® f employment. The operatives demand a shilling por we. k lncreHseln th « rate of wa^ os. It wns eventually dec ded to request the mayor and town clerk ( the latter having called the meeting) to wall upon the masters, with a vie iv of securing arbitration. A daring robbery waa committed at the Church lane Branch Post- office, Dublin, on Monday afternoon. Tlio post-, master had Just mado up his parcel for transmission to tho Ueneral Post- office when a thief came in, and breaking a glass partition, sclz. d upon a bundle of notes, amounting to £ 102 with which he ran off, and has oludod pursuit. The notes bear the stamp of the branoh offlco. A story is current of an eminent Hying statesman whose favourite hobby Is the collection of old china. Looking upon literature as a relief from the Oerco cnc. unters of party pollilca ho was gratified, after having published a hook from Which he expected no return, to recoive a cheouo from his publisher for nearly fivo hundred pounds. Carried nway with excitement at tho sight of It, our statesman waved the cheqne triumphantly, and exclaimed, " What a revol I ah. n have In W ardour- street and the old china shops I" The India papers of the llth ult. state that great preparations were making In Bombay for tho reception of' the ^ iceroy, and for the Imposing ceremonies which were about to take placo In connectl. m with his visit. Many oC tho native Prlncesand Chiefs who had been Invitod to meeO his Excellency hart already arrived. The Times of Iiuiia says that bun « aIow rents had risen enormously In conse- quence, £ 1,00) a month having In several Instances been asked and obtained, and that the hotels hod raised their ^ *' 9aro< anticipating tho dog days, tells us or a wonderful lafe^- uord ogdnst hydrophobia, Cechalle- drophobe, recently patented by a French dootor. This con- lists simply of an umbrella or canp, which, on pressing a spring turns by an Ingenious contrivance Into a small ladder ihus, if a mod dog rushes along tho boulevards, tbe hsnny possessors of UchtUt- drophoU has only to touch his um- brella, and presto, a ladder appears, and, running up to tho top, he can get safely out of ail danger. THE FALMOUTH AND PENRYN WEEKLY TIMES. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7,) few al _ Copy of a MEMORIAL presented to to the Officers of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Brigade. ' TTTTE, tlie undersigned Members of the Falmoutli Volunteer Fire Brigade, hereby express our disapproval of tlie means taken by our Officers ( by not giving notice of the importance of the meeting beld on Tuesday last, the 3rd inst.) for surprising the members into voting the funds of the Brigade to Chari- table Institutions, which funds have been paid by the Insurance Offices for the PERSONAL BENEFIT of the Members of the Brigade, to be disposed of in accordance with the spirit of Bule XII. a We also feel that the POSITIVE and BEPEATED refusal onithe Officers to furnish them with a Balance slftet api^ voueliers of payment after their frequent promki? s of the production of the same atAhe monthly meetings, is a ' breach of confidence andra. direct insult to them, and after the trust tne Members placed in the honor and integriljr of their Officers while dealing with their supposed opponents, these proceed- ings were anything but what they deserved or expected. » " We therefore demand that a full and EXPLICIT Balance Sheet and Vouchers bo ten- dered to EACH Member, and that the monies 6ing to their credit be equally divided 6gst them. HENRY JANE, WILLIAM JROUCH SQUERE JOHN FRANKLIN JAMES HALY C. H. KOGEBS WILLIAM RULE THEOPHILUS JONES FREDERIC TAMBLYN JACOB BERINGER A. ROGERS W. 1. SYMONS. ALL Persons having CLAIMS on the late Falmouth Volunteer Fire Brigade, are requested to send! particulars of the same forthwith to Mr. J/ iCOB, Arwenack St. Palestine Eraloration Fund. OUR WORK AV PALESTINE. Western Provident Association. ESTABLISHED 1848. EOR securing Sick Pay not exceeding 20s. per week, and sum at death of Member and his Wife from £ 5 to £ 200. PBESIDENT .- EARL FORTESCUE. Numerous Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Western Counties are Vice- Presidents and Trustees of the Society, in whose names the funds are invested. The Management is by the members themselves at the Head- office and Branches. Present ANNUAL INCOME is about £ 6,000. The invested savings are nearly £ 40,000, and are early increasing, The Contributions are the lowest that will secure the benefits. Members incur no expenses whatever beyond, and are liable to no duties, fines, or loss of time. The Tables were prepared by an eminent Actuary, and the whole affairs of the Society are investigated by him every seven years. Branches are established in most of the towns of the Western Counties, and in London, Bristol, and Portsmouth. Where there are vacancies Branches will be formed on application. Prospectuses, Reports, and. all further informa- tion may bo obtained of the Secretary, Mr. MORTIMER, 14, Bedford Circus, Exeter. Or of the Local Secretaries in this district :— FALMOUTH— Mr. J. J. Skinner, Manor Office. PENZANCE— Mr. J. Caldwell, builder. TRTTEO— Mr. J. C. R. Crewes, Ferris Town. LISKEAKD— Mr. N. Hare, . Tun., Barrel Street. REDRUTH— Mr. W. Nicholls, Jun., Rose Hill. HELSTON— Mr. E. J. Anthony, Savings Bank.^ ST. IVES— Mr. F. A. Penberthy, Royal Square. ST. AUSTELL— Mr. J. Dyer, Mount Charles. ROSKLANJJ— Mr. W. H. Webb, Gerrans, Grampound. CLOSE OF THE BOOKS FOB 1872. The Scottish Widows' Fund ( MUTUAL ) LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY offers this Great Advantage to Policy Holders, that the Funds are not burdened with the payment of Dividends to Shareholders. By its Mutual Constitution THE WHOLE PROFIT Is DIVIDED AMONG MEMBEHS ALONE. The Distribution is made on th/ equitable sys tem of allocating Bonus Additions to the sum assured, increasing in compound ratio with the age of the Policy. Thus t\ fe Society is very attractive to good lives. SECURITY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER is maintained. The Assurance Fund is un- equalled by any other/ Offices in the /"^ Counl ACCUMULATED! FONDS/ £ 5,346,988 ANNUAL ../. 663,702 The magnitflcfNof sum in the control of the Society enables it ytVcommand. Investments of the most rWune/ atrto kind. During the last five years intereA has been earned to the extent of £ 210,000 MORE THVN THE BASIS OF CALCULA- TION ASSUMES AS RECEIVABLE. THE NEXT DIVISION OF PROFITS will be made its at 31st December, 1873. When the surplus of the seven years then end- ing will be distributed among the Members, Taking the results of the five years already runt it may fairly / be expected that the current Septennium w^ ll be productive of profit to an unusual extern;. As compared with the same period of last Septennium THE RATE OF INTEBEST REALISED IS HIGHER. THE CLAIMS BY DEATH ABE LIGHTER. TIIE NEW BUSINESS IS LABGEB BY MOBE THAN A MILLION. AND THE RATE OF EXPBNDITUBE IS STILL VEBY MODEBATE- ASSURANCES affected before 31st DECEMBER, 1872, will ranlt at the Division in 1873 FOR TWO WHOLE YEARS' BONUSES. Head Office- 9, ST. ANDREW SQUARE, EDINBURGH. SAMUEL RALEIGH, Manager. J. J. P. ANDERSON, Secretary. AGENT :— Falmouth— J AS. A. SPAllGO, Stratton- terraco total NOTICE. THIS cheap Book, \ us/ published by the Palestine Esploratibi/ Fund, is designed to supply the want of a powlar account of their work, showing m5^> nly what has been done, but why it 1ms beenSdonet and what they, wish to do. \ rv It is hoped tWtX> yA latge sale of this work to extend very groatly the knowledge of the work of the Palestine Exploration Fund and the list of its supporters. \ The best possible terms kre - made with the trade, and they may either icommunicate with Mr. Bentley direct, or througli his travellers. JOHN BURTON, Auctioneer, Valuer, AUD Commission Agent, 45, MARKET STREET, FALMOUTH. BEN SON S Watches, Clocks, Gold Jewellery, SILVER AND ELECTRO- PLATE. By Special Appoint- ment to E. R. H. th£ Princc of TValet. PRIZE MEDAM— LONDON, DUBLIN £ PARIS. WATCHES Of ail kinds, at 2 to 200 guinea*. LEVEK, VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL, DlfPLEX. CHRONOMETER, CHRONOGRAPH, KEYLESS, CENTRE SECONDS, REPEATERS, INDIAN, 4c. Sold JEWELLEE7 The latest fashions. BRACELETS, BROOCHES, RINGS, EARRINGS, STUDS, NECKLACES, PIUS, LOCKETS, CHAINS, CROSSES, Jcc. CLOCKS Of all kinds, at 2 to 1000 ffuineas. CHURCH, TURRET, CARRIAGE, CHIME, DINING lc DRAWING ROOM, HALT,, LIBRARY, SHOP, BRACKET, 4c. Silver and Electro PLATE All the - new designs DINNER SERVICES, TEA & BREAKFAST, SERVICES CLARET JUGS, SPOONS, & c. Illustrated Catalogue of " Watches, Clocks, Jewel lery & c., post free for 2 stamps. Watches, Clocks, Jewellery and Plate sent to all parts of the world. Silver and Electro Plate Catalogue post free 2d. Watches repaired by skilled workmen. Old Silver Jewellery, Watches, & c., exchanged. Merchants Shippers, and Clubs supplied. Steam Factory and City Show Rooms-- LUDGATE HILL & OLD BOND STREET, LONDON. TIME OF HIGH WATER AT FALMOUTH AND PENRYN QUAYS. MOEtSINtJ. EVENING. SATURDAY Dec. 7 Y 37 10 8 Sunday » 10 < 3 11 21 MONDAY 9 12 0 ... 35 TUESDAY 10 1 43 WEDNESDAY 11 2 15 2 43 THUBSDAY 12 2 50 3 9 FRIDAY 13 3 32 3 55 SATURDAY. DEC. V, 1S72. At length the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Brigade has felt compelled to dissolve its organization. The meddling and muddling of the " joint committoa" has produced expected fruit. Not all that the con- ciliation committee appointed at the united meeting of the Town, Parish, and Budock Boards could do being able to overcome the evil effects of their action. This committee has met the officers of the Brigade, and the latter have since reported to their members the result of the conference, which was deemed so eminently unsatisfactory that the disso- lution of the Brigade was unanimously resolved upon ; and last night the members were to send in their clothing and accoutrements to the Parish Local Board office. But will the inhabitants of the dis- trict quietly allow this well- drilled organization — which by its energy and zeal, as well as by its sue' cessful conduct in real action, has done much to redeem the character of " fiery Falmouth " in the eyes of the country— to be thus snuffed out 1 We think not, and hope steps will at once be taken to give them an opportunity of expressing their views on the whole matter by a public meeting being convened for the purpose.— Since the foregoing has been in typo, the advertisement in another column has come to hand. We arc sorry to find something like a division among the late members of the Brigade. We understand that at the meeting held on Tuesday last, which was regularly convened, the motion to divide any balance of cash between certain charities of the town was unanimously carried, the signers of the memorial now advertised being, we behove, present. Wo understand also that the motion for dissolution was carried unani- mously, but not until after duo consideration, and so far from their being any necessity to request balance sheet, that had been promised, after auditing, and would be in course of preparation. It js a pity a small section of the late members should try to bring discredit on the Brigade by their ill- timed advertisement. F AMoUTH. THE CHAPEL AT EARLE'S RETrEAT. — The Rev. W. Fuller Gooch will preach here to- morrow afternoon, at 3 ; and Mr. J. Studden on Tuesday — ening next, at 7. A GOOD EXAMPLE.— We understand that the banking firm of Messrs. Tweedy, Williams & Co., in consequence of the increased price of pro- visions, have made a present to the clerks in their various establishments of a bonus of ten per cent, upon their salaries. THE SWANPOOL SMELTING WORKS.— These extensive buildings and appliances, which have for many years being unoccupied, are now being thoroughly repaired, a Glasgow company having taken them for the purpose of resuming the business. A WAITEr IN TROUBLE.— William Green- wood, a well- known hotel waiter, of Truro, who has been employed for some time at tho Globe Hotel, Falmouth, was on Tuesday last, committed for trial by the county magistrates on a charge of stealing an overcoat and umbrella from the said hoteL The stolen property was found at the prisoner's house at Truro. SAVING LIFE.— On Tuesday, John Bevan, labourer at the Docks, was presented with the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society, for saving the life of a sailor who fell overboard from the Countess of Dublin steamer, lying in the har- bour. The occurrence took place on a dark night, Bevan rushing up from the hold of the steamer, and overboard, into the water, immediately the cry of danger was raised. The medal was obtained through the kindly representation of Mr. E. C. Carne, and was presented by the mayor. Loss OF A STeAMEr FEOM FALMOUTH WITH TWENTY TWO HANDs— In the terrible gale which raged ten or twelve days ago, a casualty almost equalling the loss of the Kinsale must have occurred, although not reported hitherto. Tho screw steamer Freshwell left this port for Cork on the 22nd No- vember. She was of 1,500 tons register, and belonged to North Shields. Her crew consisted of 21 hands. Usually tho passage from Falmouth to Cork takes some four- and- twenty hours, but the Freshwell failed to arrive in due time. It was hoped the gale had driven her out of her course, or that she had sought shelter, somewhere. But days ) assed without any tidings of the missing steamer jeing received, and now, upwards a fortnight after the date of her sailing, she is given up for lost. ANCIENT OrDEr OF SHEPHERDS.— The half- yearly meeting of the members of this society was held on Tuesday evening, at the Sanctuary- room, Town Hall, under the presidency of Br. T. Car- lyon, pastor. The meeting was called for the purpose of general business and the election of officers for the ensuing six months. The following were elected :— Br. Jupe, pastor; Br. R. Rusden, sub- pastor; Bros. T. Mitchell and T. Rusden, attendants; Bros. J. Edgcumbe and W. Paine, keepers ; scribe and treasurer were re- elected; Br. J. Jenkin, jun., auditor. The following were appointed an Arbitration Committee :— Bros. Bone, Whitford, Jenkin, Vinson,- Mitchell, Johns, Toy, and Rusden. The officers elect having been duly installed in office by the retiring pastor, a vote of thanks was accorded the officers for their services during the past six months. This was duly ac- knowledged by the retiring chairman, who remarked that he could not vacate the chair without congrat- ulating the members upon the steady increase they were making, both numerically and financially. The receipts of the evening were about £ 9 ; the number of financial members 59. HABBOUR BOABD.— A special meeting of the Harbour Commissioners was held at the Board- room on Saturday, to consider what steps should be taken with reference to the case which came before the borough magistrates on Thursday, when Mr. Richard Thomas, a butcher of Flushing, was remanded until Monday on a charge of stealing four bullocks' hides from the vessel " Allicia," then lying in £ tlie harbour. , The question to be deter- mined by the Board was whether or not they should prosecute, and whether or not the servioes of an attorney should be obtained to conduct the case. The commissioners present were Mr. R. R. Broad ( chairman), and Messrs. Webber, Selley, Trethowan, Hallamore, Lean Banks, Fox, Dymond, Tilly, and Handcock. After considerable discussion it was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr. Dymond, seconded by Mr. Handcock, that this Board undertake the prosecution, and that a legal gentleman be employed to conduct it. Mr. Dymond i laid that he should have much pleasure in propos- ng that Mr. Tilly be requested to act on behalf of the Board, he having so ably conducted the prose- cution for wheat stealing. Several of the members expressed their hearty concurrence in this view. Mr. Tilly thanked the Board for this expression of their views, and remarked that ho felt unable to accede to their request, a prominent member of the Board having caused so much unpleasantness on account of his having conducted tho last case at the assizes. Mr. Selley said he could not under- stand what Mr. Tilly meant by " a prominent member of the Board what ho had said and done had been with the object of adhering to an Act of Parliament Mr. Tilly replied that he had violated no Act of Parliament, and that in this he was borne out by un able lawyer and a member of the Board. Mr. Handcock then moved, and Mr. Lean seconded, that Mr. Tilly be requested to conduct the prosecution. This was unanimously carried, one member not voting. Air. Tilly observed that, after such an expression of their confidence, he would undertake tho case. Mr. Webber said he should like counsel's opinion to be taken on the Act affecting the right of a member of the Board to prosecute. Other members expressed a similar wish, and it was unanimously resolved that counsel's opinion be accordingly obtained, and that the clerk be requested to draw up a case. Tho chairman read a letter he had received from the secretary to the Watch Committee of the borough, acquainting him that that committee had directed the borough police to cease from all duty on the water within the jurisdiction of the Harbour Commissioners. TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.— A special meet- ing of the Town Council was hold on Tuesday evening— present, the Mayor ( Mr. Sollcy), in the chair, Messrs. N. Fox, and R. C. Richards, alder- men ; Messrs. Scott, J. Webber, Rundell, R. F. Thomas, J. J. Richards, Banks, and J. Worsdell, councillors' The following business came on for discussion :— To consider a motion to be made by Mr. Rundell, th'vt tho following resolution adopted by the Council on the 27th November, 1855, be rescinded, viz., " That the duties of town crier have of late been performed very unsatisfactorily, and we should recommend that the sergeant- at- maco be required forthwith to perform them personally or to name a deputy to De approved of by tho Council, and that he wear snoh distinguish- ing dress as tho Town Council may require, such dress to be provided at the cost of tho scrgeant- at- mace." 2. To consider another motion to be made by the said Mr. ltundoll, " That Mr. George Julyan personally perform the duties of town crier from this date" until the 9th day of November, 1873." 3. To consider the necessary steps to be taken with a view to the employment of the county police force in the borough. 4. To take such steps in regard to tho aforesaid motions as the ' Council may deem nccessary.— Mr. Rundell moved the re scinding of the resolution about the appointment of a deputy town crier, passed in 1855. In doing so he did it as a matter of principle. Ho objected to any public office being performed by a deputy when tho proper party is fully competent and able to perform the duty.— This was seconded by Mr. J. Webber, and after a little discussion the motion i was then put, when four voted for and one against - Mr. Rundell next moved the second resolu'' in on the paper, in addition to which resolution he added, " That he wear the dress to be approved of by the Council, that he continue in office until the 9th of November, 1873, and after town crier add bill poster."— This was seconded by Mr. J. J. Richards. - Mr. Fox felt rather strongly in the matter ; he was anxious that the Council should not get into that position, which it would bo hard to got out of. He had given the subject much con- sideration. He would therefore move, " That some of the offices heretofore filled by the sergeant- at- mace having lapsed, and the duties of others being otherwise provided for, it is expedient that a com- mittee be appointed to consider the existing arrangement with reference to the office and emolu- ments of the town crier, aud if necessary to confer with Mr. Julyan thereon, with a view to placing that appointment and others on a satisfactory basis."— Mr. R. C. Richards would second it. He thought this the proper course to take.— Some dis- cussion followed, and on the chairman putting the resolution five voted for Mr. Fox's amendment and three for Mr. Rundell's resolution, one did not vote. — The following gentlemen were appointed a com- mittee :— Messrs. R. C. Richards, Fox, Banks, Worsdell and Rundell. The latter gentleman, however, refused to act.— The subject on the paper relative to the employment of the county police next came on for discussion.— Mr. J. J. Richards would like to know, supposing the county police were employed in the borough, whether the fines levied by the magistrates would go to the county or the borough ?— Mr. Genn ( Town Clerk) considered that a matter of arrangement in a step like this, there were matters of detail which would have to be gone into.— The Chairman thought that before they bound themselves up to the county they should know the terms.— Alter further debate, Mr. Worsdell moved, and Mr. J. J. Richards seconded, which was carried unanimously, " That the Town Clerk write the Clerk of the Peace for the county, to ascertain their terms for performing the police duties of the borough."— This concluded the busi- ness on the paper, but before separating, Mr. Worsdell gave notice that at the next meeting he should move " That tho appointment of inspector of weights and measures be rescinded." His object was to get his duties specified, and the length of the appomtment arrived at. PENRYN. THE DBAINAGE WOrkS.— The ratepayers have been signing a petition against the drainage rate which has been recently made, but which the collector has found difficult to collect. Many of them think that the only appreciable advantage of the drainage up to the present time has been to drain the pockets of the ratepayers. NARrOW ESCAPE.— By the upsetting of boat in the river, three barge men were thrown into the water. The wife of one of them saw the accident, screamed, and attracted assistance through ijvhich the men were rescued ; otherwise two of them, being drunk, would most probably have been drowned. THE AGBICULTUBAL EXHIBITION.— Strenuous efforts are being made to make the visit of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society next year, a great success. An energetic and influential Com- mittee is at work, of which Col. A. Tremayne, of Carclew, is president, and F. Enys, Esq., of Enys ; J. R. Rowe, Esq., Mayor ; W. Shilson, Esq., of Tremough, aro vice- presidents. The secretaries, Messrs. Rowe and Manser, are in- defatigable in their exertions to provide the ways and means. They have already received the under- mentioned subscriptions, and should the remainder of the neighbouring gentry and townsmen follow so excellent an example, there can be no doubt but that the meeting for 1873 will eclipse all its prede- cessors :— R. N. Fowler, Esq., M. P., £ 50; E. B. Eastwick, Esq., M. P., > £ 50 ; Col. A. Tremayne, £ 50; West of England Manure Company, £ 25 ; J. R. Rowe, Esq., Mayor, £ 20; Messrs. Freeman and Sons, £ 10; G. W. Trenerry, Esq., J. P., £ 5 5b. ; M. J. Lavin, Esq., J. P., £ 5 5s. ; Messrs. Blarney and Sons, £ 5 5s. ; G. A. J Jenkins, Esq., £ 5 5s. ; T. Corfield, Esq., £ 5 ES. $ irtjys> Carriages, ttatys. MARRIAGES. At the Independent Chapel, Falmouth, on Monday last, by license, by the Rev. Jenkin Jones, Mr, Charles Bottrall Odgers, saddler, of Helston/ to Mary Ann, third daughter of the late Mr. James Boss, coast guard, of this town. DeATHS. At Killigrew Street, Falmouth, on Sunday last, Jane, the wife of Mr. Samuel Snell, cordwainer, aged 80 years. At Beacon Street, Falmouth, on Wednesday last, Mr. John Halligey, builder, aged 82 years. At Clare Cottages, Falmouth, on the 28th ult;, Rich- ard, the son of Mr. Richard Warren, butcher, aged 6 months. Lost at sea, during the lato gales, in the s. s. Dalma- tia, with all hands, Mr. Richard Westron, steward, lately of Falmouth, aged 47 years. At William Street, New Southsea, on the 17th ult., aged 66 years, Elizabeth, the wife of William Fran- cis Matthews Polkinghorne, Royal Navy, who is the only living direct descendant of the ancient Polking- horne family of St. Gwinear, and of St. Austell, Cornwall, who have had a Coat of Arms for nearly 700 years. - Hampshire Telegraph. London."- See article in part 19 of CasselTx Houtckold Guide. '' A Visit to Epps\ Cocoa Manufactory. — Through the kindness of Messrs. Epps, I recently had an op- portunity of seeing the many complicated and varied processes the Cacao bean passes through ere it is sold for public use, and, being both interested and highly pleased with what I saw during my visit to tho man- ufactory, I thought a brief account of the Cacao, and the way it is manufactured by Messrs. Eppe, to fit it for a wholesome and nutritious beverage, might bo of interest to tho readers of Land and Water."— Sea article in Land and Water, October 14. Brcakfa< - Epps's Cocoa.— Grateful and comfrrtini By a through knowledge of tho natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutri- tion and by a careful application of tho fino proper- ties of well- selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured be verage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills.'; Civil Service Gazette. Made simply with boiling water, or milk. Each packet is labelled--" James Epps and Co., Homojopathic Chemists, London."— Also makers of Epps's Cacaoine, a very thin bovorago for evening use. BBOWN'S BRONOHIALTROCHES, for tho curoof Coughs* Colds, Hoarseness, Bronchitis, Asthma, Catarrh, or any irritation or soreness of the throat, are now imported and sold in this country at Is. l£ d per box, put up in the form of a " lozenge." It ia the most convenient, pleasant, safe and sure remedy for clearing and strength- ening the voice known in the world. Tho ROT. Henry Ward Beechersays: " I have often recommended them to friends who were public speakers, and in many cases they have proved extremely serviceable." The genuine have the words " Brown's Bronchial Troches" on tho Government Stamp around each box. Sold by all medicine vendors. — London Depot, 493 Oxford Street. VALUABLE DISCOVERT FOR THE HAIR !— A very nicely perfumed hair dressing, called " The Mexican Hair Renewer," now being sold by most chemists and Per- fumers at3s. 6d per bottle, is fast superseding all " Hair Restorers"— for it will positively restore in every case, Grey or While hair to its original colour, by a few appli- cations, without dyeing it, or leaving tho disagreoaDlo smell of most " Restorers." It makes tho hair charm- ingly beautiful, as wellas promoting tho growth on bald spots, where the hair glands are not decayed. Certifi- cate from Dr. Versmann on every bottle, with full particulars. Ask for" THE MEXICAN HAIR RB- NEWER," prepared by H. C. GALLOP, 493, Oxford Stroot London. FRAGRANT FLORILINE.— For the TBETH and BBBATH. A few drops of this liquid on a wet tooth brush pro- duces a delightful foam, which cleanses tho Teeth frora all impurities, strengthens and hardens tho gums, pre- vents tartar, and arrests tho progress of decay. It gives to the Teeth a peculiar and beautiful whiteness and imparts a delightful fragrance to tho Breath. It removes all unpleasant odour arising from decayed teeth, a disordered stomach, or tobacco smoke. The Fragnrnt Floriline is purely vegetable, and equally adapted to old and young. It is the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Sold in large bottles and elegant cases at 2s. 6d., by all Chemists and Perfumers. H. C GALLOP, Proprietor. 493, Oxford Street, London. IT is a recognised fact, that Bragg's Vegetable Charcoal Biscuits is one of the most invaluable remedies for indigestion, flatulency, acidity, foul breath, & c. The following is Dr. Hassall's report on Bragg's Carbon or Charcoal Biscuits :—" I havo, on more than one occasion, subjected to analysis Brajjg's pure Vegetable Charcoal, also his Charcoal Biscuits, and I have always found them to be most carefully prepared; the charcoal and other materials used in manufacture being of the purest and best description- and form the most agreeable medium hitherto devised for the administration of that most valuable remedial substance, Vegetable CharcoaL Signed. ARTHUR HILL HASSALL, M. D., Author of ' Food and its Adulterations,' ' Adulteration Detected,' and other works." Sold by all Chemists. The New Adulteration Act. — Any person now selling adulterated articles is liable to a penalty of £ 50 for the first offence, and six months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for the second. Borwick's Baking Powder is warranted pure and free from alum and other injurious ingredients found in most cheap Baking Powders, therefore may be sold without fear by all dealers. JV ew metal pocket Vesta Box, with patent sprinq Cover.—- Bryant and May have recently introduced very useful little Pocket Vesta Box, with a most in- genious and simple spring cover; it is a novelty ia every way, and wall soon come into very general use— btiing of metal instead of card, ana retailed, filled with vestas, at one penny. Any Tobacconist, Grocer, Chemist or Chandler will supply it. Caution. — In calling the attention of tho Trade to a recent decision in the House of Lords, in the case of ' ' Wotherspoon v. Currie," whereby an exclusive rifjht to the nse of the word " Glenfield" in connection with Starch is indisputably established, we would also intimate that this decision renders the sale of the starch made by the defendant illegal, and will subject tho seller of it to a Penalty of £ 10,000. We beg to intimate to those who may have been induced to buy it, that to save them from total loss we will allow 20/ per cwt. for it, at the Glenfield Starch Works, Paidey, in ex- change for the genuine Article, at tho current price. This will entail a loss upon ourselves, as the packet* will be broken up and sold for Waste Starvh, but it will at the same time be the means of rendering the Article useless for further deception. Any information that will lead to conviction will be rewarded. R| WOTHERSPOON & Co. MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING STROP FOB CHILDREN Should- always beused when Children are cutting teeth f it relieves the little sufferers at once, it produces natur- al quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes " as bright as a button." It is perfectly harmless, and very pleasant to taste. It soothes the child, it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates tho bowels, and is tho best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes. Mrs. winslow's Soothing Syrup is sold by thousands of Medicine deal- ers in all parts of the world at Is. ljd per bottle aud Millions of Mothers can testify to its virtue.— Manu- aotory, 468 Oxford Street, London. COUNTY NEWS. The Funeral of the late Mr. R. M. Sampson,— The funeral of Mr. R. M. Sampson, who died under the sad circumstances, reported last week, took place on Monday at Devoran, & was very largely attended by gentlemen from all parts of the coimty; also from South Wales and other parts of the kingdom. There has been a most universal feeling throughout the comity to pay a last tribute of respect to one who was so well known and so deservedly esteemed by all branches of the community.— The funeral was conducted by Messrs. Olver & Sons, of Truro and Falmouth. " Drowning Men."— On the morning of Tuesday last a hue and cry was raised at Mevagissey that a wreck had taken place during the night, and that her crew could be Been on a desolate rock off the shore. The life- boat was launched, and with the coast guard boat, gallantly went off through tho surf to rescue the drowning sailors. On nearing the spot some of the boatmen thought they saw the men they were goi lg to save, when, as the boat approached closer, lo ! " they spread their wings and flew away," much to the amaze- ment and chagrin of their rescuers. The fact wa i the good people had mistaken the sea fowl for their' fello » v- creatures, and the flapping of their wings for signals of distress. Appeal against Parish Accounts.— At tho recent audit of the accounts of the Falmouth Union, Mr. C. E. Reynolds, of Constantine, attended, and appealed against the account^ of that parish, as presented by Mr. Courage, the assistant- overeeer. He state I as his objections that the rates were not made in accord- ance with tho valuation list, that several of the amounts claimed on the assessments were Wrongly computed, that houses which were occupied were re- turned as vacant, and that no legal notice of the deposit of tho accounts was given. It will bo remembered that Mr. Reynolds, on the death of his father, sought to be elected to tho office of assistant- oveeBeer aud collector, but was ousted by Mr. Courage. Mr. N. II. P. Lawrence, the auditor, was not slow to perceive the animus which influenced the appellant, ana observ- ed that, considering the difficulties with which - Mr. Courage had to contend, he was surprised to find tlie accounts so free from error as they were. None of the objections taken against Mr. Courage were sub- stantiated. The parish officers have instituted proceed- ings against Mr- Reynolds for tho recovery of the parish books, which, it is alleged, he unlawfully retains. Manufacture of Cocoa, Cocoaine, <£• Chocolate.— ' We will now give an account ot the process adopted by Messrs. James Epps and Co., manufacturers of , dietetic articles, at their works in the Euston Road, GOD'S KNOWLEDGE OP MAN. Inserted by the Re*. J. W. Carter, Vicar of Christ Church, Stratford, London, E. It cannot be doubted, that ou everything man thinks | desires, determines, performs, the light of the celestial sun- beam pours its all penetrating ray; it cannot be doubted, that whatever transpires amid the abodes of the intelligent universe, whether in the palaceo of kings, the cabinets of statesmen, tho halls of senator*, the camps of warriors, the studies of philosophers, th « marts of tradesmen, the asylums of paupers, the haunts of adulterers, of robbers, of murdorera, aro before God in broad and perfeot manifestation; it can- not be doubted, that to Him there ia no secret, either on the summit of the mountain or in the depth of the valley, either amid the crowd of the populace city or in the silence of the deserted wilderness, oither on land or ocean, eithor at the tropics or the poles^ No; be the scene whore it will, God is thore, tie is there, the Omniscient Jehovah; and he speaks to every child of man, " 1 have set thine iniquities before me, thy seoret sins in the light of my countenance." The final judge, meut will, lor reasons of high importance, have spocial referenoe to tho " Secret sins of men." St. Paul aay « " judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light tho hidden things of dark- ness, and will make manifest the oouncels of the hearts." Then that which men haTd been ashamed t ® own before their guilty fellows shall be published in the presence of angels and tho assembled universe, unfolded in naked and disgusting deformity, without a shelteror a veil. Then will take place the banishment of the unpardoned sinner to that lake " whore tho worm dieth not, und the fire is not quenched." Flee then from " tho wrath to come." Wo now sot before you the delightful doctrine of expiation for am by the blood of the Divine Redeemer, and the imputation of Jeau a justifying righteousnesa through faith. Here is the solitary hope for offenders against the Omniscient Ruler the ouly refuge and eholtor from the atorma of tho approaching vengeance. Here la " glad tidings of great joy." Sinners aro saved not bv any inherent virtue or goodnois ( for they havo none), not by any thing that ia lovely or beautiful in them, but by the pity, love, and meroy, which are in Christ Jeaua; by His dying for their ains on Calvary's crosa. Contributions or stamps to pay for these insertion* in thia aud Fifty other newspapers ( which are supposed to have two mi'lioi readers weakly ) will be thankfully received by the R iv. J. W. Carter, 7, Avemaa- roai, Bow, London. B . THE FALMOUTH AND PENKNY WEEKLY TIMES. SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 1873. © mral. © metal. eradBE& ^ TfeS^ A Immen, e" 19tTr, cr, n; wbehad' ARTICLE. TARAXACUM Alloock'a Poroaa Planters ha? o reliered sufferers when in th « greatest pain and all other remedies had ailed. Physicians and surgeons of all schools recommend Ihem. A doctor said the other day :—" I do not kn « ft » whether Allcock's Plasters contain all tho virtuee you ascribe to them, but this I do know: no plaster or 1oeal application has ever triven my patients such grreat jmfort. We publish a few casoe of can r cures, showing • omfort? _. _ r hair wonderful rirtnea. Further evidence of their value to suffering humonitj runner wriaenco 01 tneir value to sunenng humanity 11 b « ' lemoaitratei to any one calling at tho principal ganoy. JGRONCHITIS. Henry D. Brandreth, Esq., Liverpool. 106. Uampton. street, Birmingham, No*. 27,1871. Dear Sir,— I have for some months past been , n the nabit of using Allcock's Porous Plasters ( procured from the establishment of Messrs. Snape and Son, 13, Great Hampton- street, of this town ) when suffering from bronchitis and severe pains ia the side, and have on every occasion found immediate relief, whereas I had previously consulted two medical men without deriving the least benefit. I can with confidence reoommend them to any one suffering from the same complaint.— Yours respectfully GEORGb STYLES. [ NFLAMMATION OF THE LUNGS. " Henry D. Brandreth, 57, Great Charlotte- street, Liverpool. " Dear Sir,— We beg to enolose another testi- monial as to the effieacy of Allcock's Porous Plasters. James Radcliffe, Stamford. street, Mosely, says be had been confined to hia bed five weeks suffering from inflammation of the lungs. He coughed continually, with great expectoration and difficulty of breathing, which brought him BO low that he was unable to rise in bra without support. He applied one of your plasters, and found relief in fifteen minutea, after which he says the oongh stopped and the expectoration ceased. He is now quite reoovered. The above ia exactly his own statement, o me.— Yours respectfully, " JOHN BICKLB. " Pro W. BOSTOOK, " 24, Stamford: street, Ashton- under- Lyne " Novomber 24,1871." sc Heywood, October 9,1871. • Henry D. Brandreth, 57, Great Oharlotte. street, Liverpool. Dear Sir,— Please to send me another six dozen of Allcock s Plasters and two dozen Brand- reth's Pill's, Is. lid. The Plasters seem to produce wonderful results. There is scarcely a uay passes but some one is telling me of the cares they are making. Rheumatism in various parts of the body disappears as if by magic. Only qn Sunday last Mr. Jacob Heywood, Albert- terrace, Starkey- street, Heywood, informed me that he had been troubled with sciatica for three years j so bad was it the last twelve months of that time that he was unable to follow his em- ployment. He had tried many doctoro, been to Matlock, and spent £ 2 on a largely- advertised electric- chain belt, but all to no purpose. Some one at last persuaded him to try your Plasters. Be aid he had no faith in them, but he would try them, for he was stuck fast; they oould not moke hia pain much worse, and it would only be a little more money sent after the rest. So he bought two ; one he placed on is thigh, and the other on his baok, and a week after he was ready for his work. It is now six months ago, and he ' is.— Yours truly W. BEOKET RHEUMATISM OF THE WRIST. Benry D. Brandreth, Esq., 57, Great Char- lotte- street, Liverpool, 36, Crown- street Liverpool, Nov. 21st, 1871. £ Dear Sir,— Three months since I could not use my right hand, owing to rheumatism in it and in my wrist, and over ten weeks I was in great pain— unable to find any relief. After trying many remedies, I was at last persuaded to try Allcock's Porous Plasters. 1 bound one round my wrist; in three Says I had great relief, and in a week's time was perfectly cured Your plasters area blessing to the afflicted. I have positive information of their being of great benefit in bron- chi tis and asthma. It will give mo pleasure to answer any communication concerning them.— Yours truly, THOMAS DAYIES. A. LLCOC K1S POROUS PLASTERS are sold by all Druggists, at Is l£ d each, with full directions for use, or in any eise to suit' The yard Plaster is specially recommended lor tamiUes and physicians. One yard equals 18 plasters. Prioe 14s per yard, 7s 6d per half yard, or 4s per quarter. PBIHCIPAL AoBNcr FOB GREAT BBITIAN ( Wholesale and Retail) : 57, GREAT OLIAALORPD SC., LIVERPOOL . B.— A Plaster sent to any part of tho oonntry for 15 stamps. First- class Bookbiuding. PERSO. NS wishing to avail themselves to the opportunity of sending in the parcel now making up for transmission to a first- class Bookbinding Establishment, should forward nooks and numbers which they wish to have oound, to the Printing Offices on the Quay, as early as possible. Charges, moderate— quality of work, the best - styles, modern and elegant. FEED. H. EAELE. DANDELION COFFEE. Prepared upon an imj/ roved principal, from the Tpure fresh Dandelion Root. HIS Coffee, the valuable qualities of which are now so universally appreciated, can be highly recommended, and is far preferable to all other Coffees. Being carefully manufactured by T. B. PERCY, he can offer an article far auperior to any- thing of the kind yet introduced to the public, being remarkable for its strength and quality. Especially recommended to Invalids as an article of diet, and particularly to those who suffer from weak Digestion, Nervous and Dyspeptic Affections, Flatulency, Distension » nd Billiary Obstructions, in all cases of which will be found invaluable, at the same time extremely pleasant to the taste. Public Speakers and Singers will find it to be a very pleasant beverage after fcWr exertions ; it assists digestion, and atimuLu M UIJ operations of the Stomach. MANUPACTURKD BY T. B PERCY, Chemist, ( Member of the Pharmaceutical Society | of Great Britain. ) TRURO. Branch Establishment NEWQUAY. Sold only in Tins, at 9d., < t- Is. 6d. each, by Chemists, Grocers, Confectioners, and Italian Warehousemen. PERCY'S CELEBRATED PECTORAL BALSAM. IT is the beat Remedy ever discovered for curing Coughs, Colds, Shortness of Breath, Asthma, Spitting of Blood, Brochitis, Spasms, Influenza, Consumption, Pains in the Chest, and other Pul- monary Complaints. It has a pleasant taste, and may be taken by persons of all ages. IMPORTANT TO PURCHASERS. Let Purchasers ask for PERCY'S CELEBRATED PECTORAL BALSAM, and, having obtained it, they will not be disappointed in their expectations as to its merits. Be cautious against being put off with some other Medicine which dealers may recommend, solely on the ground of having more profit thereon. Prepared only at the Medical Hall, Victoria Place, Truro, by T. B. PERCY, the Sole Proprietor and In- ventor. Sold in bottles at Is. IK, 2*. 9d., and 4s. 6d. each, duty included. * » * A saving of 2s. 3d. is effected by purchasing the large Bottles, as each bottle contains six of the small one. SOLD BY ALL MEDICINE VENDORS. TH! IS IT POSSIBLE AT a tender- hearted, kind, and loving mother can _ look on, day after day, unconcernedly, and see her darling— the pet of the family circle— pine away through the baneful effects of the well- known pest of children— Worms ! or can she witness the frequent convulsive fits occasioned by the same direful enemy, and not try the never- falling remedy for their total destruction, and extermination, and which may be taken with the greatest safety by the youngest child living ? Never ! It is impossible ! Then try at once COLLIE'S CELEBRATED WORM POWDERS, Prepared only by T. B. PERCY, at the MEDICAL HALL, TRURO, and Sold by all Chemists and Druggists. In Packets at 7$ d. and la. lid. each. Free by post for 8 or 14 Stamps. AGENT— Mr. BASSETT, 1, Market Strand, Falmouth. FOR GOOD PRINTING, in the best style of workmanship, with the greatest expedi- tion, at the most moderate charges, apply at the office of this Paper. fJIEANIINESS.- W. G. NIXEY'i Refine! V BLACK LEAD aold « Terywbere by all Shopkeeper*. fJLEANLINESS- W. G. NIXEY's Refined \ J BLACK LEAD for poUahlnt « lores. Ac., equal to burnlahed a waite or dul. WO. NIXEY'i Refined BLACK LEAD. I " ClemllneM."— The proprietor beg » to CAUTION the publM • gainst being Imposed upon by unprincipled tradesmen, who, with • rlew of derlrlnK rreauer profit, are manufacturing and Tending SPURIOUS IMITATIONS gC Uw abore article. ill FOB W. O. NIXETO BLACK LEAD. ABO tU TUT TO* • AVE IT. 13 gobo Sonar* London. W. The Blood! The Blood!! The Blood!!" CLARKE'S BLOOD MIXTURE, TT^ OR CLEANSING and CLEARING the BLOOD £ from ALL IMPURITIES, whether arising from youthful indiscretion or any other cause can- not be too highly recommended. It Cures Old Sores Cores Ulcerated Sores in the N ck Cores Ulcerated Sore Legs Cores Blackheads, or Pimples on Face Cores Scorvey Sores Cores Canceroos Ulcers Cores Blood and Skin Diseases Cores Glandolar Swellings Clears the Blood from all Impore Matter from whatever caose arising. As . this Mixture is pleasant to the taste, and war- ranted free from mercury— which all pills and mos t medicines sold for the above diseases contain— the Proprietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test its value. Thoosands of Testimonials from all Parts. Sold in Bottles 2s. each, and in Cases containing 6 Bottles, 108. each, sufficient to effect a permanent cure in long- standing cases, by all Chemists and Patent Medicine Vendors ; or sent to any address on receipt of 24 stamps or 120 stamps, by F. J. CLARKE, Chemist, High Bridge, I LINCOLN. Wholesale A'jcnta:— BARCLAYS SONS, LONDON, AND ALL THE WHOLESALE HOUSE S. 2sT O T I G IB . Cheap and tiood Printing at the Offices of this Paper. DR. J. COLLIS BROWNE'S CHLORODYNE. THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE. CHLORODYNE is admitted by the Profession to be tho most wonderful and valuable remedy over discovered. CHLOEODYNE ia tho best remedy known for Coughs, Consumption, Bronchitis, Asthma. CHLORODYNE eflbctually checks and arrests those too often fatal diseases— Dipthoria, Fever, Croup, Ague. CHLORODYNE acta like a charm in Diarrhcea, and is tho only specific in Cholera and Dysentery. CHLORODYNE effectually cuts short all attacks of Epilepsy, Hysteria, Palpitation and Spasms. CHLORODYNE is the only palliative In Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Gout, Cancer, Toothache, Meningitis, Ao. Prom Low* FBAXcis Coirrsoinsi, Mount Charles, Donegal, 11th December 16C8. " Lord Francis Conyngham, who this time last year bought some or Dr. J. Collia Browne's Chlorodyno from Mr. Davenport, and has found it a most wonderful medicine, will be glad to hare half- a- doxen bottles eent at once to fee above address." o Lancet, 1 CAUTION.— BEWARE of PIRACY and IMITATIONS. CACTOW.—' Vice- Chanoellor 8ir W. PADS WOOD stated that Dr. J. COLLIB Baoinri was, undoubtedly, tho Inventor of CHLORODYNE ; that tho story of tho Defendant, FANXAJR, NI deliberately untrue, which, ho rerratted to ear. had {• Btwonito.— See Timxt, 13thJuly 1861. • Jfiold in Bottlee at la ltd. to 9d, ia 6d and lis each. None is genuine without the words " Dr. J. COLLIS BROWNB' 8 CHLORODYNE " on the Government Stamp. Overwhelming Medical Testimony accompanies each bottle. feu MiiWOTiDi- J, T. DAVENPOBT, 33 Great Bus sell Street, Bloomsbury. London. General Smtfltiiifemfitts. Try MARTIN'S NEW SEASON'S SPLENDID QUALITY 2s. per Pound. The PEOPLE'S Grocer, & c., Lower Market St, and West St., PENETN. BEEECH- LOA. DEES. SECOND HAND. BBEECH- LOADERS. FHOM £ 10 10a. 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Three bills may be confidently expected— measures on Irish education, the transfer of land, and local taxation. Quite independently cf any other possible or probable legislation, in these three bills themselves there is ample material for excited ' debates in Parliament and deep interest out of doors. ' But, besides these considerations, there is a general Impression that next session will be the last of the pre- sent Parliament, while the next general election, being the first that will take place under the new conditions ef the ballot, will probably arouse and animate public opinion to an extent that we have never witnessed before. But there is one fact which is certain— that as a general election must soon come, party political contests in the two Houses will be fought with unusual vigour. A deputation having waited on the Home Secretary to urge views which are very commonly entertained with regard to the high prices of food and fuel, we have obtained the right hon. gentleman's views on the subject, and these are all the more important as they may fairly be presumed to be those of the Government, besides which he indicates something as to the policy of Ministers next session. Waste land and the Game Laws are very naturallv put forward as decreasing the Bupply, and consequently raking the price of food, but it is extremely difficult to get at the facts on this sub- ject Mr. J. M. Murphy says th% t " several millions of acres of land are kept out of cultivation for the pre- servation of game for the wealthy classes." It is very doubtful, however, whether this alleged object can be proved to exist, though the fact is undeniable that " several millions of acres of land" are kept out of cultivation fr< > m various causes. As there are so many wild and extravagant statements on this subject, it maybe well to give thi actual facts. There are in England 9,219,195 acres of waste land ; in Wales " 2,203, S47 acres; in Scotl » nd 15,201,240 acres; in Ire- land 4,678,940 acte3; together upwards of 31 millions cf. waste and uncultivated ground- If this could be all used for tillage or pa ture, wbat a difference this would make in our food supply! But then there are the rights of property to be considered, for all thiB land is affected by ownership of one kind or another. The statement that the whole number of proprietors of land does not exceed 30,000 Mr. Eruce controverts. He says this is not the case, and he accounts for the error by informing us that in the last census returns professional men, manufacturers, merchants, & c., who are large owners of land, have returned themselves, not as landowners, but in their own particular calling. It 1 may be rememb- red that Lord Derby has maintained that the number of landowners in the United Kingdom is far larger than is generally supposed, and that it is chiefly owing to him that arrangements are now being mads for a new Domesday Book, which we, or our successors, shall have some day. Meanwhile, however, Ministers intend to modify the law relating to the toansfer of land. " The Government," says Mr. Bruce, " hope soon to be able to remove some of the evils relating to land; and I am of opinion that there should exist perfect freedom in the transfer of land." This is of course symptomatic of a bill on the sub- ject. He does not hold out any hope of attempting to abolish the Game Laws, but he certainly indicates the probability of some change in this respect, while as to any. legifilative action with regard to the price of coal he, of course, promises nothing of the kind. In one respect I must differ from both the deputation and the Home Secretary. " I quite agree with you," he says, " that the sudden rise in the price of coals was not owing to any advance in the wages of the colliers." Of couree the sudden advance was not entirely owing to this, but it was partly. The enormous increase in the demand of coal for the iron trade and for export; the increased wages paid to the colliers; the decreased " out put" owing to the reduction of working time— all these tended to raise the price of coal, and it is satijfactory to the general public to learn that there are at last indications of a fall of prices. The great Scottish banquet at| St. James's Hall, in commemoration of St. Andrew's day, was a re- markable gathering. Never has there been in London a more curious display of Scotch nationality, and I venture to think that one strange custom would have been more honoured in the breach than the observance— I mean the drinking of Mr. Lowe's health • under such uproarious circumstances. When an enthusiastic Scotchman planted his right foot on the table, and a number of his equally enthusiastic country- men did the same, and then, with energetic Gaelic ex- clamations tossed off their wine, and dashed the glasses on the floor, no wonder that less impulsive English- men were startled; and no wonder that an Irish guest should remark that his much- maligned countrymen were cold and tame in comparison with this ! The speeches of the chairman, the Chan- cellor of the Exch » quer, were among hiB best— fall of humour and anecdote, and not altogether free from that species of satire which " like a polahed razor keen, wounds with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen," if indeed it wounded a'. alL I fancy there was a slight touch of Batire in tbe following remarks :—" I am un- fortunately an Englishman, and I never observed that any Englishman would do anything for me because I was an Kng'i » bman; but, gentlemen, I have relations who aro Scotchmen, and when these relations come to London I observe that they always put up at Scotch hotels, buy clothes at Scotch Fhops, go to a Scotch doctor, and, in fact, COD fine their custom exclusively to Scotchmen." But if there were any eatire in this it was good- humonred and and pleasant, and probably most of his hearers rather prided themselves on the fact he mentioned. On another more important mat- ter a Btatement by Mr. Lowe will be received with universal satisfaction. " I can say from my own knowledge," he remarked, " officially obtained, that the country is in a state of almost unexampled pros- perity." To whatever part of the United Kingdom wo belong, we are all of UB delighted to hear this on the best possible authori' y, and it makes us look for- ward hopefully to the right hon. gentleman's financial Btatement next April." A letter which Mr. James Caird wrote to The Times on the 25th of November in of more importance now than it was at the time of writing. He is, as is well known, a very high authority with regard to harvests and food prmpects. It may be remembered that he stated that he had great foar3 for our harvest of next year, owing to the wet seed- time, and he expressed the opinion that if the wet weather continued we shall find the harvest of 1873 as unproductive as that of 1853, which was the worst we have hid since the repeal of the Corn Law^, und which was the consequence of the twe* autumn and winter of 1852. Unhappily the wet Ifcifl continued rfr'* f written, an* 3 ' n thi » repp^ ot as well as others the long continuance of rain is becom ing serious. There was a talk of getting up a public meeting at the Mansion House for the relief of the sufferers by the fire at Boston, but it has died away, and it is satis- factory to hear now that not only was the damage con- siderably less than was at first - reported, but that the Americana themselves are coming forward BO liberally with aid that Giere is no occasion for any public effort on our part. There is no reason whatever, on the other hand, why private munificence should not be brought to bear on the sufferings of the Bostonians. Meanwhile there has been a meeting at the Mansion House, the head- quarters of City philanthropy, for another benevolent purpose— to relieve the distress caused by the inundations in Italy. In that country, usually so lovely and so tranquil, with deep blue skies and balmy breezes, no less than 80,000 people have been rendered homeless by the disastrous floods. To succour the distressed, about 3,000 has already been Bent from England— her Majesty subscribing £ 400— and further help will be proffered. John Bull, with all his faults, has a kind and generous heart. Tbe star of the agricultural labourer appears to be in the ascendant. Not only is his position at home, if he chooses to atop at home, improved on the whole, but he receives pressing invitations to accept a new home In Canada, or Australia, or New Zealand, or Brazil. Large numbers of farm labourers, with their wives and families have already emigrated, and such inducements are now offered to others that we may depend upon it a great many more will leave the old country for some new one, where their position and prospects will be much better and brighter than at home. If this emigrating movement goes on to a large extent, as appears probable, the tendency to a rise in the wages of agricultural labour will receive an impetus which may be far from peasant for the farmers. But as> to any serious result, either to farmers or the com- munity, there need be no fear of this yet; and, in fact, the movement among the agricultural labourers may be regarded by the general public with unmiti- gated satisfaction. Enthusiasm produces some strange things, and not the least among them is that curious freak on the part of Sergeant Bates, of carrying the Amerioan standard from Gretna Green to the heart of the city of London, to maintain his opinion, originally fortified by a wager, that neither the American flag nor its bearer would receive any insult during this long journey. It seems that he has a passion for this sort of thing. After the Civil War in his own country he carried the Union flag through the whilom Confederate States, and if it is true, though it is difficult to believe, that neither standard- bearer nor standard received any insult, tbis is much more marvellous than bis peaceable journey through England with the American stars and 6tripes. This last strange pilgrimage appears to have called forth enthusiastic expressions of hearty good- will in numerous places along the route, While no one instance that I have heard of has he received any insult. Why, indeed, should he be insulted ? He is a harmless enthusiast, who has, after all, done something to evoke expressions of cordial friendship on the part of Englishmen towards America. His motive has been a good one, and he deserves no little credit for his hardihood in carrying out his intentions in spite of wind and weather of the most boisterous character. Halcyon days are coming for Channel passengers. Two vessels are " about to be bui) t," it is said,— but I can vouch for their being actually in progress,— on the plana of Mr. Bessemer and Mr. Reed, by which sea- sickness is to be obviated by means pi a splendid and commodious saloon which will maintain it3 perpendicu- lar in even the roughef- t sea. If existing plans in another respect are carried out, that dull and dreary town, Calais, will suffer severely— as it deserves to suffer, for its want of public spirit. The miserable bar harbour in front of the ancient city will De well nigh deserted, for Boulogne harbour is to be enlarged, and nearly all the traffic which formerly was directed to Calais will be directed to it? more prosperous neigh- bour. Folkestone, too, will be snubbed, and la grande route will be, if existing plans are carried out, by Dover and Boulogne, Dover Harbour undergoing comdderable improvements. People who are in the habit of making the atomach- disturbing passage to France will anx- iously watch the result of MessrB. Bessemer and Heed's plans when in actual operation, for after all we cannot place implicit faith in mere experiments in machinery producing a similar motion to that of a vessel in a rough sea. If actual facts, however, bear out the conclusions drawn* from these experiments, the Bessemer saloons will bo all the rage. THE BISHOP OF ROCHESTER ON WOMEN'S WORK. On Saturday ( St. Andrew's- doy), the Bishop of Rochester preached at St. George'*, Bloomsbury, on behalf of tho London Deaconess Institution, in Burton- creient. JIM lordship selected far his test St Luke x., 42—" llary ha'h chosen that good part which shall not be taken aicay from her." After an exposition of tho pawago, his lorushlp tuii to the deaconnesEes— " Daughters of the Church, you have chosen a good part; your joy no man taketh from you. Who shall separate you from the love of Christ? No such joy in any earthly service as in serving the Divine Master. Persevere in the path that you have chosen in the full assurance that tne Lord's eye is upon you for goorl. Count this service that you have choBen the most admirable service of the profession. If the servant*' of earthly matters take precedence one of the other according to the rank ana dignity of those whom they serve, what must your place and pre- eminence am jng all others be, who w* nr the badge of the service, or special ministry of the Lord himself? But there is one thing which I would eapeoially impress upon you, viz., never to let the thought enter into your minds that the dres3 you wear, if you wear a distinctive dreps, or the occupation you follow as servants of the Church, is in itself any safeguard against temptation. Rather it is certain tbattbo- e who wear that dress and are engaged in that work will find Satan aim at thorn his fiercest assaults. St. Paul, in hiB Epistle to Timothy, points out in unmistakable lan- guage and with more than usual plainness the dangers which beset the young and inexperienced and enthusi- astic women in pledging themselves to a course of life and discipline of which they may not have counted the cost. He recommends Timothy to decline the services of such, lest, when the first fervour of their self- devotion has abated, they should rebel and become impatient of restraint. And most needful is it for you, my dear daughters in the Lord, when you offer the grayer of your commemorative day— St. Andrew's- day - first called of the Apostle, a prayer so well adapted for those following the exampli 5 of the prompt obe- dience, to look inward and examine youruelv< 8 closely and carefully, to consider what you have under- taken, and what your strength is to undertake it, judging by the experience of tho past, lest it happen to you as to the Church of Ephosns, that after much labour she left her first love." Another reason, the right rev. prelate observed, for great watchfulness on the part of deaconesses was that when- ever one who had given herself to the work, thought more highly of herself than she ought to think the be- came a t- tumbllng- block to those who were weak among her4ri latives and friends. If exoellent H> ly Mary, who sat at our Lord's feet, become a stumbling- block in her sister'n way, bow shall it be with many a Martha and many a Mary in many a house whore there nre other* only too ready to speak scornfully. Let your humility, my daughters, bo that unfeigned humility which springs from real self- abasement, from a deep senso of unwortbincas, from frequent contemplation of the glory and majesty and purity of him whom wo serve, from a frequent, but not because frequent less careful, partaking of TTia body and blood, > r « > m much secret unobserved nrostru- tion of our^ i lved in spirit: not that marked an J vibl'Je 5./ cBti& tj n of ourselves in the reception of the Holy Sacrament, which, because it is marked and ostensible, and is a thing unusual in our nation, is more than anything else whicti I know a stumbling- block to the weak. In this matter I sr eak with all the authority of my office, with all the c 1 viction of a long minis- terial experience. But, above all, I speak with the distinct authority of St. Paul, who has laid down thiB naxim in things indifferent not to make our brother to offend. I have thus spoken to you who are labouring with us in the Lord in all kindness and sympathy. If I have spoken sternly it is from a sense of impending danger to the Church, which, from your limited experience, you may fail to appreciate. Of this I am sure, that if you walk wisely and^ firmly your numbers will gradually increase till the grievous want of ministerial assistance which we feel in our parishes shall be in some measure supplied. And it is in a con- fident hope that the Great Head of the Church will bless this humble instrumentality that I appeal for a house where deaconesses, under all due superinten dence, shall enjoy such society as is most needful for those who are engaged all daylong in such an anxious and laborious duty, such repose a*, after the fatigues of tbe day, is needful for their bodily health. To the bishop of this diocese, as a man of the greatest gravity and sincerity, may be safely confided, with the appro- bation and entire confidence of the citizens of this great city, the regulation and ordering of such a home. TO A FRIEND WHO THREATENED TO TAKE POT- LUCK WITH ME. No friend can take pot- luck with me, ' tis clear, My luck has gone to pot thU many a year.— Judy. THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS. A will case of curious interest has just been decided in the Surrogate's Court of New York city. About two year* ago there died in a narrow, dirty street, near the Hudson River, a Frenchman, named Loui3 Bonar, leaving property to the amount of onehundred thousand dollars, and a will under the terms of which the bulk of it was devised to the American Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals. Tho natural heirs of Bonar in France endeavoured to 6et aside the will, on the ground that the testator was a person of unsound mind, and_ to establish this theyc intro- duced evidence of his belief in the old doctrine of the metempsychoHiB of souls, and sought to show that his interest in the Soeiety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had its origin in a fearful fore- boding that the sonl of Louis Bonar would pa's after death into a New York street railway horse. But the Surrogate held that faith in transmigration did not show such a disordered intellect as to disqualify a man from bequeathing hi* property as it pleased him, and that in the case of the lamented Louis his aptness in applying that other and more practical Pythaeorean dis overy of the multiplication table proved him to have been of uncommon clearness of mind. The will was therefore maintained, and the society intends to employ the bequest in building a house for itself. SPUTTERINGS FROM " JUDY'S" PEN. STrt ANGEB than " Borrowed Days."— Lent Terms. THE aourco of the Nile was discovered long ago by tho Romans They maintained that " Ex Nlhllo, nihil nascitur: ecco nihil," » . « ., " lhe Kile rises from the Nile: that's its source." THKhlgh price of " Best Wallsend " can harifly be a matter of much importance to lawyers ; they have long been accu « - tomed to n- e ** Coke." " You are the acme ojperfection," as the filling tree said to the woodman. " " " ' 1 i , CAN a thin? TRHLCH decreases be said to groibf C « rtalnly: else why the lime- honoured sentiment, " May your shadow never grow lest/ " QOEJIY FOR MIL BRUCE.— A tall correspondent, recently married, wiiww ns that he his " half" sees over. JUDY will bo glad to know if this case comes within the sco^ e of tho Licensing Act. If so, " Young man, beware !" WHY IS a man who starts a new thing like a teetotaler Because ho Is on ' orrld- gin- hator, A FACT.— People who suffer from toothache often pass a night of mourning. gWVhat will you take me for, cabby?" akked fat Mrs Brown. " For a regular twelve- stunner, ma'am," aaid tho cabman, politely. I LEAR, HEAR !— The argument In favour of the new Liceuiintr Act most be very daep, for nobody yat can eee tho ground for it. IMPROVING THE OCCASION.—" Never put off till to- morrow wh « t > ou can do trudny, dear Tommy,'' s". ld mamma. V Then let's finish up the plum pudding to- night," said the sweet child. Is it not tho moon which shines by borrowed light?— Hence the derivation of the word " lntiar- tick. T This Is another from another lunatic at Cplney Hatch. WHAT is the difference between Mr, GLADSTONE and Sl'URQEON, when ho is driving in a cab defyra ffleetjatreet ? — Oao is a Cabinet Minister, tho other is a minister cabbin'- it. — Judy PistcIIcmmts Intelligent, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. THE RECEIPTS FROM HOUSE DUTY.— Some interesting statistics with reference to house duty are given in a Government return which has just been Siblit- hed in accordance with a motion made in the ouBe of Commons, in April last, by Mr. Locate- King. The total number of houses assessed to house duty in the year ending the 5th April last in England and Wales was 748.719, and the total amount received in duty was £ 1,291.98L The number of housed in Scot- land wai 47,686, and the amount received) £" 76, making the total amount of inhabited hquse duty assessed in the year in Great Britain on 796,405 houses £ 1,268,889. In Birkenhead £ 5,931 was assessed on 3,785 houses, and in Liverpool £ 32,258 on 21,1] In Liverpool there wtre 1,784' houses chargel 6,201 at above £ 20 and under £ 30 ; 6.855 J under £ 50; 4,464 at £ 50 and under £ 100; £ 100 and under £' 150. SCENE IN A WELSH COTTRT.— During t] ingOf a ease of assault, in tho Coun tyCour madoc, on Saturday last, one of the witness! answered severalqueationsin'Engliih, was asl Judge to continuje to give his evidence in that language, whereupon a man in the body of the court loudly called to the witness to disregard tho request _ The Judge said that if such in£ e » ruption3 were permitted, and if bystanders were allowed to control tho proceedings, it would be impossible to c induct the business] with de- corum ; and ho directed that the offender should be imprisoned for his cohtempt in one of the adjaceHt pulice- celh until the rising of the Court. After deten- tion for about an hoar, the prisoner asked to be allowed to make an apology. He was then brought back into court, and expressed his sorrow for interrupting the nrocecdfnes. and promised not to repeat tne offence". The Judge said tbat no witness was ever asked or ex- pected to give Evidence in English unless it waa appa- rent that he really was able to do so; that the'sole object of the committal was to vindicate theiiecessary authority of tho Court, and as the prisoner bad made his submission, he might be at once discharged. A GAME OF BALLS.— A Ball, dapced on Thtirtday lasft at Brighton, is understood ill fashion- able circles to have been the Ball of th^ Brighton seasodj* It was announced as tho " County Croquet Ball." ThuB in Sussex it appears that the gjastimo of Cnquct coainrises one grand ball additional to the ordinary number of Croquet balls. But in the case of b jth them and it we perceive, of reflection^ that the ball is at tho foot of the player. Mark yoji that.— Punch. • THE WEIGHT OP HUMAN NATHKE.— Some- body who has been " studying our weights" reports that, npon the average, boys, at birth, weigh a little ^ more, and girls a little less, than six pounds and a- half.' For the first twelve yeara the two sexes continue nearly equal in weight, hut beyond that time males acquire a decided preponderance. ThuB young men of twenty average 143 lbs. each, while young women of twenty average 1201bs. Men reach their heaviest bulk at about thirty- five, when their average is about 1521bs. ; but women slowly increase in weight until fifty, when their ' average is about 1291bs. Taking men and women together, their weight, at full growth, averages about twenty times as heavy as they were on the ( ir- t diy of their existence. Men range from 103 to 2201bs. ( the Tichborne Claimantweigbs about 3601b".!) and women from 83 to 2071bs. The actual weight of human nature, taking tho average of all ages and con- ditions— nobles, clergy, tinkers, tailors, maidens, boys, jrlrlf, nnd babies, all included- is very nearly 1001 te. These figures arQ. given in avoirdupois weight; but tho dvocates of the superiority of woman might make a nice point by introducing the rule that women bo weighed by troy weight- like other jesvels— and men by avoirdupois. The figures would then stand— young mm of twenty, 1431b3, each; young women of twenty, , : G91bs., audi zo on. STORM SIGNALS.— A very important discovery t> a= i rewarded the researches of the American " Signal Office"— an institution modelled on the principle of storm warnings devised by Admiral Fitzroy, It has been discovered that America has, like England, a great November " atmospheric wave," which originates in the Pacific Ocean, and can be traced distinctly across the whole breadth of the continent, and storm- warnings are issued two or three dayB in advance. The last great storm- wave was signalled simultaneously with the burBt of the gales on our western coasts and over the Baltic, and was also contemporaneous with shocks of earthquakes at Austin, ' Nevada, and oue r two other places. A RELIC FBOM THE ARCTIC REGIONS.— A newspaper correspondent writes:— The interest In the fate of the late Sir John Franklin and the expedition which accompaned him has again been revived by the reception in England of an almost entiro male skele- ton, discovered ili the Arctic regions by Hall, tho American explorer. It appears that the bones in question wero taken to tho . United States and presented by the discoverer to a Geographical Society, tho members of which gave them in return to Eeal- Admiral Inglefleld, C. B., pur late naval attache at Washington, who despatched them to our Ad- miralty. The bones are those apparently of a fine grown man o( about 5 ft. 8 In. in height, and one of the teeth was found stopped with gold, wlilch would Indicate that the re- mains were those of an officer, especially as a piece ot a fine " jersey " was also discovered cl(* a to them. CHINESE VARNISH.— The Chinese are said to make a varnish, by beating together fresh blood with quicklime, which is extensively used as a coating for wooden articles which they wish to make completely water- tight. Von Scherzer, who first introduced this substance to the notice of Europeans, says he has seen in Pekin wooden chests that had been varnished with it, which, aiter a journey over Siberia to St. Peters burg and back, were still sound and perfectly water- tight. E ven baskets of straw, used for the transpor- tation; of oil, are made fit for the purpose by means of this yatnishl Pasteboard coated with it becomes both in appearance and firmnesB like wood. Articles re- quiring to be absolutely impervious are varnished twice, or at the most three tirnes, by the Chinese. The Preparation has been tested in various ways both in Europe and Australia, and although it give3 to vessels covered with it a rough, ugly red appearance, its use is recommended as a sure means of making wood im- pervious to water. THE TICHBORNE OASE.— In consequence of Lady Doughty'a critical condition, Mr. Boweo and Mr. Pollard ( the Assistant Solicitor to the Treasury) attended atTichborne- houso on Friday afternoon in last week, for the purpose of taking her ladyship's deposi- tion. Mr. Serjeant Sleigh and Mr. Horace Brown, accompanied by the Claimant's solicitor, also arrived from London, and it was expected that the examination would take place at three o'clock. The preliminary arrangements were made in the drawing room at TichborHe- house by the learned counsel on both sides, and the two county magistrates ( Mr. Dutton and Mr. Gunner had arranged to take the deposition ? but at the last moment Dr. Butter, of Winchester, who is attending upon Lady Doughty, announced that a slight change had taken place in his patient's con- dition, which gave a faint hopeof her recovery if she were not disturbed, and the members of the family there- fore refused to allow the examination to . take place, and the learned counsel returned to London. INHABITED HOUSE DUTY.— Some months ago a movement wa9 inaugurated in the city of London, the object of which is to get the occupiers of houses, in- stitutions. and other establishments, occupied, or partly occupied, for professional or other purposes in the pursuit of any calling, and in wjhich goods are not exposed for sale, placed on an equality as respects house duty with tradesmen, hotel- keepers, and others who now pay the low rate. A lafge number of petitions to Parliament has already bpen obtained, and the movement? is'assUming an aspect which promises to make the house- tax question under this phase one of the questions of the day. A letter has been received by the secretary, Mr. John " YVhorlOw, aclqi6wiedgingthe importance of the subject,' and admitting that the ad- vocates of this change can make out a very good • ca^ e. The question thus raised" iri ' intnhately connected with that so much diacuased in Parliament, of a reduction in the case of houses of business occupied at night ouly by care- takers. THE HIGH LEVEL.— The Tight- rope. — Pitnch. LOOKING AT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.— Not a bad atory is told at the expense of a most distinguished - and estimable citiean of Seotia.- It seems that a dinner- party was.' in progress during a brilliant dis- play ot northern lights, and this gentleman stepping out to cool his burning hrow, was startled Ijy the dis- play. He stood . perfectly iynazed ; then, tufmng to the window, he saw within^ the wite of his bosom, sit- ting with the ladies waiting tbeiifjiegfl lords to end their _ claret and cigars. _ Pushing aside the lace curtains, ho beckoned to his wife Agues to come ont. She compiled, when he said to her, solemnly, " Wagnes, d'ersee anything. exBtronory now ?" " Yep, Dolly, I see you have been drinking too much wine." No, nor that, Wagnes; I m<- an exstronorv phorno- AaonuruB in JatrnoBphere.'! Why, whan-; Dolly?" " Up yonder, Wagnes." " Why, dear me, yes, I do, indeed— the, most brilliant auiora I ever saw." " Wogne « , are thihg3 a- f- hdotin'' "" Yes, dear," " An' a ilAshin', Wagnes?" " Ye?, Dolly." " An* a sorter Bpreadin' and dancin', eh, Wagnee ?' " All that, mv dear." " Ho' 1." much relieved; l, do you know, Wagnes— I mean Agnts— whou'i- I, come out an' sawt^ e celestial phornomonums Ta- glowing' upper yonder, bles3 me effer I didn't think I was in vino verit — ass." PRUSSIA AND HANOVER.— The Prussian grasp on Hanover does not relax ( remarkB the Berliii cor- respondent of the Daily Neu> s). The oaso of one Grote is just now attracting njuch notice in t| ie press, and is characteristic of the state of Affairs in the " an- nexed " province. Grote is an evangelical pastor, was a Court lavourite with Kmg., Qeqrge, and during hia reign received an annual al( owaaco out of thb rather shallow Boyal treasury. After the overthrow of the Hanovarian Government he went into voluntary exile, which the needs of a wife and qi § ht. children forced him to abandon for some moro procaic occupation. There- upon he returned to Hanover,' dh'd became an alderman. Tne salary of alderman in Hanover bearing little propor- tion to th « necessities of his family often, he dettrmined, like all GormanB who nre in desperate circumstances and cannot go to Amorica, to publish an almanac. Thus, Grote'a " Volkskalendar " appeared on the book- shelves. Now this new " Poor_ Richard" had con- trived to put into his book, in addition to a great many other valuable facts, the information that the present Government of Hanover i3 carried on. by a despot, in defianco of justice; and he ventured on a printed sigh for tho- e austere rulers of the country, who now wandei in banishment. After this his fall was " swift. He was ah- aigned for lA'. c- Mojestt, cohvicted, and sent to gaol for a year and a half. ^ SATURDAY, DEj^ T, 18. ARTIFICIAL MILK.— The Boston Journal* of ' Chcinistry states that dnrine the rfiege of " Paris M. Dubrunfaut devised an artificial milk, made by dis- solving one ounce and a half of sugar in a quart of water, adding an ounce of dry Albumen ( from white of eggs), and fifteen to thirty grains of soda crystals, and then making an emulsion of it frojn one ouncei jjnd a half to two ounces of olive oil. As the war progressed gelatine was substituted for the. albumen, and then slaughterhouse fats— purified by melting at 150 degs., and then projecting into them small quantities of water— for the olive oil. One firm made in thiB latter way 132,000 gallons of milk daily for Paris consump- tion. THE PRINTERS AND THE BOSTON FIRE.— Some of tho Boston newspapers were severe sufferers by the fire. The Boston Transcript but a few months - ago moved intoafine new building,- which waa entirely -£<* 3tToyed, with nearly everythirjj in it. The Satur- day Q » zetle, a paper issued on Sunday morning, had its building also destroyed. Its printers got out their lEst impression literally surrounded by fire, the ad- joining buildings being enveloped in flame*. They were warned to leave tho building, and hantily lock- ing up the pages, took them elsewhere for the press work, while the house soon afterwards was mined and blown up. The Pilot, printed in a very fine build- ing, was also thoroughly burnt out. Tho Boston Post was both lucky and unlucky. It* office was sur- rounded by fire aDd deluged with water ; tho houses on both sides wore destroyed; yet the Post came out on Monday a half- sheet, humorously nnnomicing " The Post ia never put out" The office of the Boston Traveller was mined, as it Btood directly in the path of the fire to State- street; buildings on both sides were blown up, and it was well shaken by explosions in the neighbourhood, yet by a miracle it was saved. The Boston Journal was in imminent risk of buin givo attention to his recent duties; but it may be safely trusted to restore him steadily to his usual vigorous health." A MISER.— An inquest lias beenJield in Lon- don, at tho " Red House " Tavern, St. John's- wood, - ifoitiffcank!: fjJirdthy. for ^ four- and- a- balf years she had beenhoueekeeper to the deceaied.' whb lived in a miperly way. He was in the habit of being up all tf four a. m., and dining at ten a m. He never allowed ner to go into his room, and when she took nphis^ als he would partially open the door and take thfmtt^ e. At half- past four on the Friday ho seemed. w( M, tand witness sent for Dr. Rure. The deceawd expWk at half- pare two am. on the 23rd de « Med several hundred* ^ huulber/ wiiWof - MnJh could not have been used for yw;,/' ™ then produced. Mr. Henry Watson Rugg, M. R. C. 8L s^ Abe was ailed to the deceased on the mam^ e <>* tW ^ msl ind found him pulseless aqd cold from headtnfoot. When witness attended hita/ he resisted violently, but after- wwd* became calmer, and said he h^ gjde no will, but rifused to tell anything about cis money or valu- ables. On the 2ilh they found a roll jJ sovereigns, and soon after two more parcels. T^ p'- Mik mortem ex- amination showed that lie couEuof deajyx, was morti- fication of the leg?, but thtr* was not* n ounce of fat on the whole of the body. Tho j moirttlfitted a verdict in accordance with the medical e vulcne^ Mr. George Frederick Rose « ATTTBDAT, DEC. 7, 1872. • IHE FALMOUTH & PENEYN WEEKLY TIMES- THE HIGH PRIO* OF PROVISIONS. SERGEANT BATES AND HIS MISSION. A deputation of tradesmen and working men, the member* of which had been appointed at various public meeting, waited by appointment on Friday afternoon ri Mr. Bruce, at the Home Office, in reference to present high prices of food and other articles of home consumption, and to suggest measures which might remedy the evil. Mr. A. Dunn, iren merchant, of Bermondsey, introduced the deputation. Mr. G. Murphy said the present high price of pro- visions were becoming a serious matter to the working classes, who very naturally began to inquire into the cause of the eviL They found that several millions of acres of land were kept out of cultivation for the pri- • ervation of game for the wealthy classes, and they asked why this should be so. They found that the land was yearly passing into fewer hands, until at the present time one- half of the land of the country was • owned by 156 persons, and the whole number of pro- prietors of land did not exceed £ 30,000. They believed that if the land now U3ed for game preserves were " Utilized for the production of food it would largely in- crease the supply and tend to keep down the price. ; He trusted the Government would ao all in its power to increase and free the food supply of the people. Mr. S. Brighty called attention to the existing regu- lations regarding the introduction of foreign cattle into this country, and the monoiwly created by the Deptford- market to the benefit of the large carcass butchers, but to the injury of the retail butcher and the co'isnmer. He contended the stringent regulations now existing as to foreign cattle were not warranted by facts, and were kept up mainly for the protection Ci the home grower. The existing system favoured monopoly. He then referred to the question of coals, and said that a short time since the working men of Leicester combined together and sent an agent to the pita, who entered into an arrangement for a supply of coal from the pit's mouth at 9s per ton. They then applied to the railway company to ascertain the charge lor carrying it to Leiceiter, but they were informed the nil way company would not carry it at any price, un- less it was bought through one of the regular coal agents. He thought such a case was one for Govern- ment interference. He also complained of the farms getting into the bands of large capitalists. Mr. House said, as a working tanner, his practical and daily experience told bim that the cattle disease was nothing like so general as had been represented. Ee could tell diseased cattle from the state of their tides. In Dutch bides there was no disease found. The wholesale destruction of foreign cattle now occurring, under the plea of tboir being diseased, and the stringent regulations in force in reference to their importation tended to discourage the foreign grower from importing in order that the home grower might be able to keep up his prices. It was the old system of protection. Mr. M'Ara said the game laws interfered with the food production of the country. If the land now used for game preserving was brought under cultivation the Bupply of food in this country would be increased at least one- fourth. The game laws wtre for the pleasure of the few to the great injury of the body of the people. Mr. Sinclair, as illustrating the evil of the present syBtem, referred to the fact that a wealthy nobleman lately purchased a large tract of land in the north of Scotland, but instead of reclaiming the waste portion cf that land, and making it food- producing land, he took an exactly opposite course. He ejected a large number of tenant farmers, threw their land out of cultivation, and turned it into a deer forest. These and similar facts naturally exasperated the working classes, and in the interests of order he asked the Government to turn its attention to the social require- ments of the people. Mr. Babes referred to the coal question, and quoted Bome statistics to show that the enormous rise in the price of that article did not arise from the increased wages of the collier or his reduced hours, but from the monopoly of the coalowners. _ The working men were Buffering great'y, although quietly, at the present time, but it was possible they might not remain quiet much loDger, ana therefore Government should lose no time In looking into these things. Mr. Bruce, in replying, said : I have listened with much interest to the argument! so ably and temper- A correspondent, marches with Sergeant Bates, thus describes his Journey from Uxbridgo to London :— | " He left Uxbridge on Friday morning at half- past nine and proceeded towards Shepherd's- bn- b, | which he reached shortly after three o dock in the afternoon. Passing Hayes several young ladies, mem- bers of a boarding school there, were introduced to him, one or two of them, with much spirit, re'ieving him by carrying the standard a » hort way amid the cheers of the bystanders. At H. inwell he and his party were entertained at luncheon by Mr. Bates, of the ' Duke of York' tavern. The chi'dren of theSouth London District School, with their band, were mar- shalled in front of the tavern and played ' See the conquering hero comes P Shortly aft- r leaving he was carried perforce by some workmen into a public- housa and treated to champagne— the S- rgeant mmr " kt he and 1 laughingly remarking that he and his flag had been captured at last. As they neared Shepherd's Bush, great crowds gathered and cheered him lustily, a nnni- people falling into line behind him, singing yonn Brown.' An individual of Republican tenden- cies sang ' We'll bang John Bull on a sour apple tree!' and when he had concluded Mr. Bates said the vocalist would oblige him if he would now sing the sjme song, substituting ' Jonathan* for 4 John Bull,' which was done. He put up at the ' Telegraph Hctel,' where he held a lev6e in the coursd of the evening, all classes coming and welcoming him to England." Serjeant Bates, after carrying the Stars and Stripes from the border of England and Scotland through the country, arrived at the Telegraph Hotel, Shepherd's Bush, London, on Friday afternoon, hale and fresh as on the day when be started. The secret of Mr. Bates' novel project is enthusiasm. His own explanation of it is very simple. He belonged to a company of friends at Saybrook. U. S., the ma- jority of whom held a very poor opinion of_ England's friendship, and in the coarse of their discussion, during which he always maintained that Englishmen had none 1 of the hatred of Americans which the. others swore by, he incidently, aa an illustration of the frrquent in- justice of public opinion, narrated how, immediately , after the defeat of the Southern States, he walked ! from VicksV. urg to Washington, a distance # f 1,500 miles, bearing aloft the Union colours, to prove that j the " Rebs" were, after all, not so bad as they were I painted. His opponents in argument thereupon stoutly maintained that such a thing, though possible in America, would not be tolerated for an instant in England. The debate grew warm, and ended in a challenge, and a bet of 1,000 dollars to 100 dollars that he would not be permitted to cany the Stars and Stripefl through England without insult and maltreat- ately urged by those who have addressed me, and I have also much pleasure in stating that I more or lesB agree with all that has been said. No question can more worthily engage the attention of Government than that having reference to the improving the social condition of the people, and more especially that branch of the question relating to the supply of food. I would here express my admiration of the peaceable conduct of the working classes in a time of great privation to a large number of them. The present Government has never shown a coldners to this subject, and they, as well as the Liberal party generally, should receive the gratitude of the people for what they have done in freeing the food of the country from taxation. The duty nas been taken off the articles of general con- sumption to a large extent, and the Government will be glad to go further in that direction whenever practicable. You have made various suggestions to me, some within and some without the range of Parlia- ment. I do not think there ha9 been any undue restric- tion upon the importation of foreign cattle, and I am certain it is not the wish or desire of the Government ment When it came to the test he felt inclined to with- draw from the agreement, never imagining it was serioualv meant; but was at length pressed into under- taking a tour which some of bis friends warned him might possibly have a serious termination for him. He was assured thattheGovemment of GreatBritain would imprison bim, and that in certain districts of England bis very life would not he safe. He nevertheless sailed from New York on the 19th of October, 1 landed at Glasgow on the lst_ November, took i train to Gretna Green, and, unfurling the Stars and i Stripes on the Border line, began hi3 march on the 6th |, November. Previously he had written to the gen- ]' tleman— Mr Warren, of Saybrook— who had been most , prominent in holding him to the terms of the challenge, declaring that he waived the 1,000 dollars part of the j business, and was content to carry out the task on purely patriotic motives. The distance ha has walked he reckons to be 332 , ] miles. Halting first at Carlisle, hia various stages were Penrith, across the Fells to Shap, Kendal, 5 Lan- | caster, Preston, Bolton, Manchester, Macclesfield, Burslem, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, ! Warwick, Banbury, Oxford, Stokenchurch, Uxbridge, ! and Shepherd's bush. There was no stipulation aa to time, but, with the exception of Sundays, and an [ extra day at Manchester and Birmingham, Mr. Bates has pursued his march day by day, performing an | average of eighteen miles per day. The flag, which is , mounted on a tall pole, weighs about a dozen pounds, and his knapsack is of the same burden. What Mr. ' | Bates has done is therefore a capital feat of pede3- : ' trianism. His reception along the route has been of the | warmest and most fraternal character. His re- collections of Oxford especially, where the University men gave him the most cordial welcome of all, and where he had been told in America his career would be summarily finished, are particularly pleasant. Mr. Bates was colour- sergeant of the United States Artillery, and it is the uniform of that branch of the servico he wears. He is remarkably intelligent, modest, and gentlemanly in his demeanour— a good • type, in short, of the well- educated young American, j The march through London is thus described in the Daily News:— For the first two or three miles the enthusiasm was remarkably genuine, and it was noticeable that wherever an unfinished building or workshop stood alongside the road, working men fresh from their occupations added J to the excitement, and pressed to the side of the car- ! riage to shake hands with and say a " God bless you " spoiled by the inability of the commis- imaire to pene- trate the crowd with his standard. Uncertain to the last moment what was to be done, he wisely kept out of the way of ths crush, and watched the crowd buffeting each othtr from the safe harbour- age of an extreme corner. For all practical pur- poses, therefore, he may at once be dismissed from the scene. According to his long- formed intention. Serj ant Bates, amidst great applause, fu- l- d up his nnnisulted flag. Next he responded to the calls of " Speech, speech," narrating in a modest and mail way th « orign and history of his march. Mr. App'e- garth, who happened to be standing near demande " Th- ee cheers for President Grant." and they wer. most lustily given. There were then more rounds • cheering for Sergeant Bates. After- Bhaking hands with as many aa he could attend to without annihilation, he lowered his flag, bowed hi? final acknowledgment and did not appear to be overwhelmed with grief th. t his novel mission was ended so triumphantly. The 8un had been shining fitfully during the I t hour and half of the jonrney, but the famili ir rain set in again as the carriage got round into Moor^ ate stre; . The postillion struggled manfully to outstrip the crowd and 11 id it half- way up the Barbican. Thenceforth tli greys bowled along at a rapid rate, through Smithfieli, along the Viaduct, and through Oxford- street, the ra: u pelting down in a perfect tempest, when the carriage drew up at the " Langham " HoteL Sergeant Bate-, with his flag, entered, drenched to the skin, and w . Bpee- lily whicked into the upper regions by one of the " hoists" peculiar to the gigantic establishment. In the evening Sergeant Bates dined at the Savage Club, as the private guest of Mr. W. Br iuton, the chairman for the night being Mr. C. Vincent Boys. Later he wai recognised in one of the private boxes at. the A lelphi Theatre. The cheering became so loud and so prolonged that the Sergeant had to come fur- ward, and from the front of the box publicly thank the audience for the unexpested enthusiasm of which they had made him the subject. The applause was immediately recommenced, and the orchestra, by a sudden inspiration, dovetailed " The S'ar Spa: igled Banner!" and " God save the Queen !'' into one spirited performance. Wh* n, at the end of the play, another young Amer:. an, Mr. Emme', the actor, appeared before the gie n curtain, Sergeant Bates was aga: n remtmbcrsl in thi- npplaiue. One mishap only during the day dimmed the Sergeant's pleasure. Some A here between the Barbuan and Holborn he lost the spear- head from his flag, and could not be consoled until he had again and again been assured that it would certainly be found, and as certainly be brought to him at the Lang- bam Hotel. The following is the summary of what Sergeant Bates Baid, as far a3 could be collected, at the Guild- hall :— " Englishmen— I have only a word or two to say to you. I asserted in America that the people ot England were friendly to us in America as a nation. My friends maintained the contrary. I repeated my assertion, and said I would carry the flag of our country from one end of England to the other, and could do so without its being treated anyhow but with respect. Parties said they would bet me so much I was wrong, and I accepted the wager; for I will tell you fairly, my first thought was to win the thousand dollars for my wife and children. But I saw that if I conducted the affair properly, it might result in good, and I determined that I would carry it through purely on patriotic principles, and if good did not result it should not be my faalt. The press has asserted that this is merely a Yankee jeat, but aa far as I am concerned it is no Yankee Jest I have had a wonderful reception I have met a cr - ss look from some persons, but I am gratified by my reception. As a nation my countrymen have been watch- ing the tour of my flag with great interest, and therefore I am satisfied that my assertion was right. I have only one or two more words to Bay. I determined in the first instance to THE INUNDATIONS IN ITALY. On Friday an influential deputation, headed by Baron Heath, the Italian Consul- General in London, and composed of many Italian gentlemen of position in the metropolis, and other?, had an interview by appoint- ment with the Lord Mayor of London, at the Man- sion- house, with a view to organize a public subscrip- tion towards the relief of the sufferers by the recent disastrous inundations in Italy. Some previous correspondence on the subject had pished, in which the Lord Mayor had expressed his readiness to place himself at tbe head of the move- ment, and to use any influence he might posaeBB in hia official capacity to promote it. The Queen has, through Lord Granville, contributed £ 40), by way of a begin- ning, towards the funcL with many expression a of Her Majesty's sympathy with the sufferers, and before the interview of Friday had concluded up- wards of £ 2,000, including the donation of Her Ma- jesty, had been subscribed. The Italian Minister ( Chevalier Cadorna). under date of the 23th inst, had written to the Lord Mayor expressing his warmest thanks personally, and those of his fellow- countrymen, to his Lordship for having consented to head tho movement in the city of London. Baron Heath read a despatch from Signor Visconti Venosta, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, dated Rome, the 16th of November. His Excellency Btated :— " I presume yon have been informed through tho news- papers and the Italian correspondence of the disasters caused by tbe lato inundations in Italy, and from such information THE BESSEMER SHIP SALOON. ( From Monday'* Times.) The interest originally awakened by the announce- ment that Mr. Bessemer had succeeded in overcoming by mechanical meaDs the malady of sea- sickness con- tinues unabated. This sustained interest has brought, and still continues to bring, a constant influx of practi- cal men of various nationalities, as well as gentlemen interested in mitigating the sufferings of Channel pas- sengers, to inspect the full- sized model of the shj* » *" ealoon in Mr. Bessemer* B grounds at Denmark- h With the view of gratifying their curiosity, a trial of the working Henry Lennox, M. J. Zeman, of the Royal Poly- technic Institution, Prague, and representing the iing of the saloon was made on Saturday last, at which there were present, among others. Lord Hem * " * "* ** * Om withdraw tho bet, and make the tour purely on principle. As one of the most humble citizens of my country, allow me to thank you for the way in which you have received me, ANOTHER MEETING IN HYDE- PARK. — certainly not that of those of my colleagues, Lord Ripon and Mr. Forster, who have that department under tbeir control— that any undue restriction should exist or continue. But they have facts before them with wMch the general public are unacquainted, and whatever they have done has been done in the interest of the public generally. Some restriction was abso- lutely necessary, but I helieve no more restriction will be imposed than is found to be imperatively required. I shall report, h< fwever, to my two colleagues the opinions I have heard to- day. Then with respect to the land question, which ia one of great importance. The Government hope soon to be able to remove some of the evils relating to land, and I am of opinion that there 6bould exist perfect freedom in the transfer of land. It must be borne in mind, however, that land in this country iB very limited, and will alwayB command a high price. The diminution of small farmers is owing in a great measure to the high prices offered for them by men of large capital. I desire to correct an error which has been made here to- day by oneof the speakers, and which it is very common out of doors, owing doubtless to the way m which the last census was drawn up. It has been said that, in the last few years, the landed proprietors have been reduced to about 30,000. But this is not BO. In the Census Returns professional men, manufacturers, merchants, and others, who are large owners of land, have re- turned themselves not as landowners, but in their own Sirticular calling. Thi3 will be remedied in the next enaus, when a more correct return will be made. Then, aa to the game laws, which is a queaUon ot some gravity, I cannot deny the position taken up by the deputation, that if the enclosed and pre- served land was brought under cultivation more food could be produced. That would unquestionably be the case. But no Government could interfere witn a man in the free use of his own land. A man prefers to keep and breed pheasants instead of keeping and braiding poultry, and he naturally asks, " Why should n. my property be protected as much in one case as in , a .. tier ? r* I may observe, however, that there ia a creat improvement in the feeling of Parliament upon this question, and I hope to see some measure passed that would meet in some degree the admitted evil, though I do not think many even of the Liberal mem- b* n are prepared to go BO far as total repeal. It hers are prepared — — — - would be a sheer waste of time for the Government to eo in advance of the opinion of Parliament. In K » rd to the price of coal, I confess I cannot IJt my way to any Government Interference. I ouito agree with you that the sudden rise in the Eofcod was not owing to anv advance m the SEres of the colliers, but I cannot ahutmy eyes to the f « rt which exists, that the colliers in many instances do many days aa when their wages were ^ however, that the eTQ arrnng from the higli pnee f c , al will soon correct itself. I must again say that iMSi^ JtoWed with all that you have laid t flm. » t « , l I believe that the Government may do ^ K^ fd riS n urg., 1. I will lay allthatl have to- day before n, y colleague^ and I belieyethey wiUbe desirous of doing all that they can do. ( Hear. Mr Dunn here remarked that a large quantity of . r « in waisnow used in the manufacture of intoxicating < Uiuks Which might be better used for food. 1 ut the Government had gone as far in their Bill aa Parliament were prepared to agree to. The deputation then retired. fares were entered, it was plain the artisan class, who know something of American politics, and have feelings of warm liking for America, made it a point of honour to greet Sergeant Bates aa a representative of their brethren across the Atlantic. Still, they had not the pleasure all to themselves. The windows of the large I lions' 0" of tea piled with ladies who waved their I white Handkerchiefs as the carriage passed slowly on. | Over a confectioner's Bhop at Notting- hill a small I Union Jack floated; the owner rushed out with a cup | of sparkling wine, in which healths were mutually I pledged, and when the " march forward " was ordered, [ a young lady presented the sergeant with a splendid bouquet. From this point Mr. Bates had anything I but an enviable task On either side a small flag was I fixed, but his own stars and stripes he held aloft I throughout, while with his diseneaged hand he I was compelled to exchange grips with the running crowd. The crowd was the reverso of the rolling stone which gathers no moaa. Like the snowball, it in- creased mightily as it proceeded by the Marble Arch, along Oxford- street, and down Bond- street. Opposite Mr. Benson's tho horses were taken from the carriage, and for the re3t of the journey a string of willing men dragged it, the steeds doing their best under the cir- cumstances to perform the difficult duty of ad- vance guard. Sergeant Bates saluted St. James's Palace, Marlborough House, the Military and Naval Clubs, the War- office, the Duke of Cambridge's office, and the Crimean and Nelson's Monuments. The enthusiasm in these select regions was Dot EO un- reservedly expressed as elsewhere, but even St. Jamea's- Btreet and Pall- mall, in their own fashion, evinced with their curiosity a good deal of approba- tion. The more open spaces like Trafalgar- square and Ludgate- circus were covered with applauding spectatois. Along the Strand and Fleet street the American flag was occasionally to be seem The pas- sage through Temple- bar was fortunately accomplished without mishap. On account of the masses of people, the ascent of Ludgate- hill was necessarily slow. The remainder of the route wa3 Victoria- street, Queen- street, across Cheapaide into Kong- street, and the cheer- ing was perpetual. It had been widely announced previously that Ser- geant Bates would arrive in front of Guildhall " about two o'clock "— an expression which invited at least half an hour's grace. The arrival, on the contrary, was just half an hour earlier than it was expected to be, and innumerable disappointments were suffered by late comers who had reckoned upon the custom iry unpunctuality. Nevertheless, at a quarter- past one, the crowd, which was growing every moment, numbered something like 500 persons. The preva- lent impression was that a ceremony of some sort would be observed in Guildhall. The idea received colour from the presence inside of a tall commissionaire mounting solitary guard beside a Union Jack. Before half past one, away over the people's heads, along King- street, the American flag was descried, beating up as best it could against the human current which headed it. When, after a alow voyage, and a good' Notwithstanding the inclement state of the weather on Sunday afternoon, between 4,000 and 5,000 persons responded to an invitation publicly issued by Mr. Bradlaugh to meet him in Hyde- park at three o'clock to protest against the regulations issued by Mr. Ayrton respecting public meetings in the park, and to adopt a petition to Parliament praying that they may be re- jected on being brought before the House. The meet- ing was much more orderly and respectable than those usually held in that locality, and the great majority of those assembled were evidently sym- pathisers with its object. The absence of the rough element was specially remarkable, and al- though the mock Litany men as usual put in an appearance, they attracted but few persons around them, and did but a sorry trade. Precisely at three o'clock Mr. Bradlaugh arrived in tbe park, esoorted by a large hody of his friends and followers who are in tbe habit ef attending his lectures at the Hall of Science, and at once proceeded to take up his position on the iron ring fence forming the enclosure around a belt of trees about 200 yards distant from the now famous " notice board " erected by order of Mr. Ayrton. In a few minutes he was followed by Mr. Odger, who was escorted by a large body of his friends, who took up a deal of tacking, it reached the yard, the men who had b* en tugging at the pole, probably thinking it was the correct thing to do, essayed to drag the carriage occupants into Guildhall itself. Colonel Fraser's iansof theabode of Gog and Magog, aghast at tbe nent sacrilege, faced the dense crowd in the porch, and appeared quite ready to offer themselves up on the altar of civic glory. The sacrifice of their valuable lives was not permitted, for the carriage was at once backed into the centre of the yard, and the public closed round. The formal salutation of the English flag that had been intended, was, as a spectacle, considerably position by his side. Both Mr. Bradlaugh and Mr. Odger were loudly cheered by the great body of the persona present, who at once formed themselves into a compact and dense circle round the extemporised plat- form. At the conclusion of Mr. Bradlaugh's speech there were loud criea for " Odger 1" but the former said it had been agreed upon between himself and Mr. Odger that he should be the only Bpeaker on this occasion. This arrangement was at once acquiesced in by the meeting. Mr. Bradlaugh then declared the meeting at an end, and both himself and Mr. Odger were escorted out of the park by a large crowd, and having entered a cab in waiting at the Marble Arch, drove off amidst loud and general cheering. THE LONDON SCHOOL BOARD. The BylawB Committee of the London School Board have presented a valuable report, showing the work which had been accomplished during the past quarter. It appears that 6,946 notices A have been issued, and that 4,701 children have been sent to school ai the re- sult of this preliminary step. The parents of 1,317 children on whom notice A produced no effect were served with notice B, and 904 additional children were consequently sent to school In 146 cases it became necessary to take out summonses, of which 43 were withdrawn, leaving 103 to be dealt with by tbe magiatratea. In thirty- four cases tho parents were fined, thirty case3 were adjourned chiefly on the promise of the parents to Bend their children to school, and two cases were dismissed. These figures give of course a very inadequate idea of the total number of children sent to school during the quarter, as many parents send their children without any notice at all; and the result of the return) from such schools aa have furnished them is as follows :— Tho tot 1 average attendance during the quarter was 18( 5,043, showing as compared with the previous quarter an increase of 11.31L In refutation of the statement that board schools are only filled at the exptEsi of other schools, the report points out that of the increase of 11311 there is an increase of 4,920 in board schools, and of 6,3S1 in voluntary schools. The co mmittee have no re- turn as yet from Southwark, and they think that esti- mating this the total increase may be fairly set down at 13,000; Between the 4th of March and the beginning of July the increase iB reckoned at 11,000, and the grand total increase therefore in average attendance from the former of these dates up to the end of the time covered by thi. 1 report would be represented by 24,000 children. h ipe ot harvesting crushcd entirely for a long time to wmv, hundreds ot houses overthrown by the fury of the water and thousands ot the villagers deprived in an instant of bread, shelter, and employment— this is a picture of the disaster, the niipiiitude of the calamity requires succour of a corres- pondingly large character, and tne Government has done everything within the limits of its means. Tho national inscription has not been started in vain, for in every part o< tho kingdom the people have commenced funds for the substantial relief of their unfortunate brothren. I pray you to moke known the appeal of our poor and unhappy people." From telegrams received it appeared that at present about 80,000 people had been driven from house and home, and, in addition to the I033 of their present means of livelihood, 400 square miles of their very best land were submerged. To make the calamity worse, the whole of the crops which had been already sown were destroyed, and, the land being covered with sand and all manner of dibris, the people would be deprived of all hopes of subsistence for a considerable time after the waters had subsided. The Lord Mayor entered cheerfully into the matter, and expressed hia warmest interest in the work of the proposed committee, to whom he promiaed hia heartiest support. He should be most happy, he said, to receive subscriptions in aid of the fund at the Mansion- house, and to give the committee every possible assistance. The gentlemen present then adopted a resolution to the effect that the recent disastrous inundations in Italy, by which 400 square mile3 of country had been submerged, and which had occasioned so much distress among a'large and industrious population, 80,000 of whom were now houseless and destitute, and had lost all their prospective means of livelihood, called for the warm sympathy of their fellow- countrymen in Eng- land, and for the well- known benevolence of the British public. A committee was then appointed to receive and disburse the subscriptions. Baron Heath was choBen aa honorary secretary, and Messrs. Robarts, Lubbock and Co., of Lombard- street, as bankers of the fund, I and it was announced that donations in aid of the 1 movement would be received by the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House, by the Italian Consul- General, 31, Old Jewry, and by Messrs. Robarts, Lubbock and • Co., the Continental Bank, and the London and County Bank, and their branches. The sums received will be remitted as speedily as possible to tho Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs at Rome, to be by him distributed over all the suffering districts. The committee, in the course of the proceedings, ex- pressed in grateful terms their deep sense of the thoughtful and splendid munificence of Her MajeBty in tbe matter. The proceedings ended with a vote of thanks to the Lord Mayor for presiding and giving his official and personal support to the movement, and a Btrong belief was evinced that under his Lordship's auspices the enterprise would thrive and prosper. A TERRIBLE' CALAMITY So numerous are the claims for help addressed to the English people that great caution is needed before a strong plea can be advanced for any; but the most pressing among all the great cases of want is un- doubtedly that of the Italian peasants who have been made houseless and homeless by the terrible inunda- tions ( remarks the Daily Telegraph). A bare recital of the facts which form the skeleton of the calamity is more eloquent than any rhetoric. Four hundred square miles of fertile country have been laid under water, and 80,000 people rendered homeless. We ahall have some slight idea of what is meant by such a fact, if we suppose the whole country from London to Epsom, and ten miles on each side of the line between the two places, submerged aa completely aa if the waves of the sea had flowed over the fields. We must add the sudden and utter destitution of every person in a town as large as Newcastle or Sheffield. And even such appalling strokes of woe do not complete the picture, Bince the land will be unfit for tillage when the water shall be drained off into the river- bed. The torrent which has overwhelmed houses and covered fields has brought down myriads of stones and an immense quantity of sand, so that the ground which in summer was waving witn the fertility and beauty of cornSeld and vineyard is now a desert. No plough could pierce through the layer of stonea and bouldera, nor could any corn or vine sprout through the sand- covered soil. All hope of getting any harvest is gone, and a great expanse of coon try is now a very Valley of Desolation, saddeiied by the spectacle of so many ruined people. Much, no douht, will be done to help the poor peasants by Italy herself; but her means are small compared with those of England, and we are sure that the appeal for aid which she now mutely makea will not remain unanswered. On Tuesday, the Mansion House Committee for raising subscriptions towards the relief of the sufferers through the floods in Italy, resolved to issue circulars giving details of the fearful misery wrought by the in- undations, and to send these to all parts of the kingdom, with a view of securing the assistance of the benevolent. Austrian Government; M. Novella, of Genoa ; Mr. J J. W. Birch, & c. The attendance wa° kss numerous . than had been anticipated, owing to the unpropitious j state of tho weather. But notwithstanding this there was a fair muster, and the shelter of the motionless cabin was more highly appreciated by those who sought : it than ia that of the lively saloon on board a Channel ! packet in a similar storm of wind and rain to that to I which the visitors were eubjected. It would seem that the further investigation ia | pushed with regard to this invention, and the more ' severely it is criticized, the firmer becomes the con- [ viction that the solution of tho problem in hand is I nearer than was at fiist believed. In the Beassmer steamboat every detail has been well considered, and j every contingency provided against, even that extreme I contingency, the total failure of the controlling appa- I ratus, as will presently be seen. But the way in 1 which these various contingencies are met does j not appear to be wholly realized. Although ! several, accounts of the vessel have appeared^ | one moat important feature of the invention seems I either to have escaped attention or to have been i misunderstood. This feature is the power of tbe I Hydraulic apparatus to govern and control, with eopiai facility, the pitching and the rolling motion of ships, j and hence to ensure the perfectly horizontal position of the saloon floor, and an almost abaolute immunity from oscillating motions. The fact that the pitching as well as the rolling motion of the vessel could be neutralized by the same agency wa3 implied in a previous notice in The Times. But, aa the fact itself may not unreasonably be questioned by some, it will be as well to explain how Mr. Bessemer provides for its accompb'shment. Engineers are familiar with amechanical arrangement called an Universal Joint, from its powers of transmit- ting motion in any direction, and which consists simply of two distinct axes placed at right angles with each other. In this manner a ship's chronometer ia sus- pended in its case on two separate axes, and is thereby capable of sustaining itself in a horizontal plane under every possible variety of motion it has to encounter on on board ship. From the earliest stage of the invention a double suspension of this kind was employed by Mr. Bcsssemer aa a means of compensating for the pitch aa well as for the roll of the ship. A beautiful brass and mahogany model of this modification of the in- vention was exhibited and explained by Mr. Bessemer on Saturday. It consists of a section of the central portion of a vessel, which, by turning a handle in connection with a crank and suitable gearing, gives both a rolling and pitcMng motion to the hull. " Die saloon on its double points of suspension remains motion- less, although it depends for its support on the doubly- moving hull beneath it. This model was made more than two years since, and Mr. Bessemer, when fitting up, at a later period, the large working model in his grounds, took it for granted that all who eaw with what facility he could govern its motion on one axis would understand perfectly that the same means applied to another axis, placed at right angles to it, would control with equal facility an opposite motion. Hence, when considering the power of the hydraulic appiratus pure and simple, aa a means of rendering the saloon of a ship almost motionless, all , questions aa to the form, construction, and proportions i of the vessel are irrelevant. With the doubly- con- I trolled suspension it matters not whether tho ship has a low freeboard or high bows, whether she has two : pairs of paddles or only one pair, or is propelled by m j screw. Such points of difference respecting the vesBel I itself have nothing whatever to do with the working o£ the hydraulic mechanism, when that alone is reliea en— as the means of rendering the saloon motionless, j From the first moment that Mr. Bessemer practi- cally worked out his invention he proposed to fit his I saloon on a universal joint on board ordinary sarew steamers which had not been built expressly for the purpose— such steamers, for instance, aa are to be 1 found in daily use, and in which, where necessary, he j proposed to move the boilers forward, leaving the i engines aft as fixed and connected with tbe screw. The central portion of the ship would thus be occupied by the suspended saloon. In dealing with the various questions connected with the construction of Channel steamers, and in. designing vessels for this very ex- ceptional service, and having in view the advantage of great speed, it was determined to control only the The death f3 announced of Mrs. Harvey, relict of Mr. J. Harvey, butcher, of Bolleaby, Norfolk. She had attained the age of 10L It is now definitely arranged that the next meeting of the Royal Counties Agricultural 8oclety shall be held at Southampton, on the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of June next. The Eight Hon. Cowper Temple ha* been solicited to become the President of the Society for the next meeting. some other service more suitable for the nse of his congrega tion I shall be rchdy to consider it with a view to It* approval, provided that, as the Act directs, nothing be in- troduced into it ( except anthems or hymns) which docs not fcrm part ot the Holy Scriptures or Book of Common Prayer. You will, I doubt not, on the Sunday preceding December 2J call the attention of your people to the mliiionary work mid wants of our Church and to the appointment of a day of I tercessory prayer, and will urge upon them the duty of r.' tendlng public worship on that diy, if poMlole, anduniltr all circumstances, in their private and family devotion?, ot praying tho Lard of the harvest that be will send for" abourer* into his barret." WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. The Secretary of the National Union has forwarded for publication the following extracts from a letter, addressed to him by a lady:— " Ialso should be glad to know what action, if any, the Conservative Association ia prepared to take on the important question of the so- called ' women's suffrage,' to my mind more properly to be named ' property suffrage.' Many, I know, concur with me in opinion that the right of property to re- Sresentation should not be forfeited by the acci- ent of a woman being in possession. I am so convinced myself of this being a thorough Conservative measure, though involving a radical change, that I am grieved to see it treated with such indifference by our party._ It seems to mo that the Conservatives are throwing away an opportunity which can rarely occur to them, doomed aa they are in general by the neces- sity of their position to a passive attitude in politics. " The axiom that taxation and representation should go hand in hand i^ a Constitutional and Conservative one. Tbe enormous amount of political power thrown into the hands of the subversive classes by the last electoral Reform Bill made it most important to secure the rights of property, too long suffered to remain in abeyance. But the greater part of the members of the House on our Bide either vote against the bill or de- cline to vote at all— actuated principally by merely sentimential reasons. " I rejoica to £ ee in the minority in the last division the names of_ some of my friends whom I formerly failed to convince in personally canvassing them; but I want to see the question taken up seriously by the par ty. I am in no hnrry to see the measure carried feelmg quite secure that truth and justice must prevail In the long run; but I do grudge the monopjly of those virtues ( ra politics) to the extreme section of the Liberal party." principal disturbing motion of the vessel— namely, tfie roll. It was considered that the large size of the shSn in the short Channel sea, and her great length aha speed, would give sufficient immunity from the pitch- ing motion to a saloon situated precisely in the centre of the vessel, and the floor of which would be some 12ft. below the deck leveL It ia the peculiar and ex- ceptional conditions of this particular sea passage which have led Mr. Heed and Mr. Bessemer to decide on the form and size of the Channel boats they aie now propoaing to build, and not any difficulty in con- trolling by the hydraulic apparatua the pitching as well as the rolling motions of ships in a seaway. It ia an advantage of Mr. Beaaemer's invention that the structure in which the saloon ia mounted may have precisely the same external form and proportions as any ordinary ship, and it is an important fact that, the invention in no way interferes with or alters the conditions of a vessel at sea. There arises no question of increased danger from untried form and proportions ; there is no new problem in navigation involved, no risk of the vessel becoming unmanageable and founder- ing at sea, or coming to grief in any way, other than by those casualties to which all other ships are equally liable. Notwithstanding the indisputable power of controlling the motion of the saloon which the hydraulic apparatus has been proved to possess, lot it be assumed for the moment that it proves a com- plete failure, and that all attemps to retain the saloon m a state of rest are abortive. Even then, in this extremity, the vessel could still be made available Cor her work ; three or four days' labour and the expendi- ture of £ 100 would enable this splendid movable saloon to be fixed to the sMp, and thus be made absolutely rigid, iustuia though it had never been intended to bo otherwise. There would still remain the quickest and mo3t commodious Bteamship plying within the king- dom, with a long, raised promenade deck and a lofty, well- ventilated saloon— a saloon, in fact, which would still be subject to far lees disturbing motion than any saloon placed in the usual position at either end of an ordinary vessel. TO MY LANDLORD, WHO THREATENS TO RAISE MY RENT. A PEW AUCTION !— The New York Sun, la describing the auction of the pews in Plymouth Church, says :— Mr. Pillibury, from the sacred desk, fired off the following vocal volley:—' Ladles and gentlemen, the terms of this uls will be found on the back of the diagrams. Payment moat. be made * ithln thirty days, or will be considered void. much fri- a preamble; now lefs fire ahead. How much for a first choice? Talk lively; hew much la bid r Two hua- dred and fifty dollars. Do I hear three bandrod T— going, ' one, 680 dollars, or about £ 130 for a pew." Prices rangeli from 580 to 300 dollars. Tho aggregate sale amounted to £ 12,000. Mr. Beecher's salary Is 20,000 dollars, or £ 4,600." A NARBOW ESCAPE.— The Portland Stono Company have just constructed some very extensive stone saw mills near the railway station. On Monday afternoon, as the " crab " was lifting about five or six tons of iron, the structure gave way with a loud crash. Three men were in a little hut on the " traveller, about twenty or twenty- five feet high, engaged in fift- ing the iron, when the " traveller," an immense piece of timber, snapped asunder and the men and house came to the ground. How they escaped with their lives is miraculous. Fortunately, the great balk of timber, carrying with it the " crab," which weighed about three tons, and other ironwork, chanced to fall a very large block of stone, and it is owing to this were injured, and some time elapsed before they could be extricated. The accident was caused by the eye of one of the tie- rod8 snapping. I THE FALMOUTH & PENRYN WEEKLY TIMES/ SATURDAY' DEC. 7, 1872. THE RELATIONS BETWEEN RICH AND POOR. ( From tha . Field.) It is a frequent subject of remark with people who lament the decay of those almost paternal relations which used in former days to subsist between large landed proprietors and their dependents, that, although the distinction between rich and poor was never so strongly marked as now, the latter have ceased to regard the former with the deference which was once thought so becoming in them. The description drawn by Addison in the Spectator of Sir Roger de Coverley at his family seat, venerated— simple unsophisticated knight though he was— as a superior kind of being by the still more simple villagers who paid their respects to him, makes a pretty picture, slightly over- coloured perhaps, which we feel that we should never grow weary of contemplating. There is an Arcadian art- lessness about the sayings and doings of the good old Tory squire, even when engaged in that thankless pursuit of the obdurate widow, which continues to attract us, although we cannot but be_ conscious of a certain aspect of unreality with which the scene is invested. It is not, however, necessary to go back to the days of Addison to find instances of the paternal regard in which the owner of the " great house " in the parish was held by his tenantry and the labourers on his estates. Men still in the prime of life can remember that, when they were young and lived in some remote rural village, the squire was not merely treated with the outward show of respect which in those times men in humble station were accustomed to exhibit towards their superiors in social standing, but was looked up to and obeyed as if he really possessed, and could exercise, all the autocratic authority he often ar- rogated to himself. To the ignorant peasant who lived in the shadow of the hall or under the wall of the park, his landlord was much more of a living power than the Sovereign or the Parliament. They were to him dim abstractions whom he had heard talked of, but who did not, to his knowledge, exercise any material or palpable influence over his well- Wing, whereas the squire was in every sense of the word his master; he could turn him out of his cottage if he pleased ; with a word to his employer he could procure his dismissal from the farm on which he worked— which in those days meant nothing less than rain. On the other hand, if the squire was all- power- ful for hnrm to the poor man, he was also powerful for good. The cottage and garden were let to the labourer at an easier rent when he held them directly from the owner than from the tenant farmer. Oftentimes the squire or his lady paid for the children's schooling or assisted to get them out to service, while in the winter, or when work was slack, the occasional half- crown, the broken meats, and articles of warm clothing dispensed at the great house were gifts not to be despised by a needy man. On occasion, too, the squire could afford to 15s humbler neighbours very efficient protection. Cases of oppression and wrong, in which the sufferer was power- less to help himself, were often prevented or redressed by a timely appeal to the aid of some local magnate, whose anger wn dreaded all the more, perhaps, because the extent of his authority was unknown and undefined, on the well- known principle of omne^ ignotum pro vuiffnificc. And when to this shadowy influence there was superadded the substantial power and dignity of a justice of the peace, great was the awe with which the mere presence of such a man inspired the bosoms of the country bumpkins. It is no wonder therefore, that toward* a being so exalted, compared with himself, as was the squire, and invested with such attributes, the simple peasant should hold himself with all the outward signs at least of respect and reverence. The mild paternal sway thus exercised in many country villages was not unproductive of the beneficial effects which oom- • nooly attend the personal rule of a good- natured and intelligent superior; but it had serious draw- backs which far outweighed all its advantages. The village presided over by one of those petty autocrats was in many respects a well- ordered com- munity ; the cottages were generally tidy, the gardens well kept, the children clean, the attendance at such schools a » there might happen to be fairly good, the congregations in the parish church of a Sunday atten- tive and regular ; ana, above all, no person who looked like one of their betters could pass through the village street without a respectable doff of the hat or bob of a curtsey from the inhabitants. But it too often happened that these results were gained at the expense of these feelings of independence, self- respect, and self- reliance which ought to animate the breast of every freeman. Sometimes, it is true, the deference paid by the peasantry to their territorial superior was a genuine indication of real attachment to a kind master, and of honest pride in him and his family— something, in short, akin to that spirit of clan- ship eo conspicuous north of the Tweed ; but usually it was the result of obsequious habits transmitted from generation to generation, or occasioned by an interested desire to pay court to one upon whose protection and • favour their comforts, nay, their very means of sub- sistence, BO largely depended Is lias been well observed by Mr. Mill that obedience in return for protection is a bargain only made when protection can be had on no other terms. So soon, therefore, as men begin to perceive that the only power in the State which was able to afford them effectual protection against all wrongdoers was the law— a law vrtiifch respected no person, however exalted, more than another— a sense of dependence upon the rich, which had so long been felt by the poor, became leas and less apparent. The chief tie which bound the peasant to his lord was loosened, and thenceforth, if the former u- eated th » latter with the accustomed marks of deference, he did so from habit or from sheer good will, or ont of gratitude, which has been defined to be a lively pense of favours! to come. The squire, although no longer in the eyes of the enlightened villager the in- fluential person he had once appeared to be, was still in a position to do much substantial good to, and confer many real benefi's upon, his humbler neighbours. It was natural therefore, as well as politic, to behave re- spectably to him and his family, so long as such be baviour involved no loss of Belf- reepect, which it is obvious that it need not necessarily do. We can be geateful to the man who assists us in the hour of need, and show bim that we are so, without being either hypocritical or sprvile. The change, therefore, that has taken place in the relation between the rich and poor, especially in rural districts, is one that is on the whole beneficial to both parties. TRAVELLING IN RUSSIA. The following letter, eont to The Time » for publication, will per hap 8 dispel the Impression on the minds pf many Snghtbnx- n, that Eosslals scarcely BO forward In drtlltaUon and Intelligence as the other nations of Borope :— A false impression prevades the majority of the British public that it is impossible to travel in Russia, that there is nothing to see and learn, and that a joumev into that country is accompanied by every con- ceivable annoyance and inconvenience, ana ought only • o be undertaken by the diplomatist or man of business. May I ask for a small space to say a few words about my own experience of travelling in Russia, and to ad- vise those of my conntrymen who are arranging their plans for the future to leave the beaten tracks and monotonous routes laid down for them by tourists tickets, and strikes out boldly for the boundless plains of Russia? In the first place, T may state that I have entered the empire of Russia by rail, post carriage, and mail steamer, and in every instance ha v.) met with the most polite attention by passport officials and Custom- house officera. The Englishman's baggage is only opened for the sake of form, and when once his passport has been duly viae at the frontier he may proceed without let or hindrance throughout the Empire, being rarely, if ever, asked for bis pa- sport. The railway carriges are constructed in the most luxurious manner, with every comfort which the most refined traveller can desire. The first- class carriages on many liaes have a saloon at one end, surrounded with couches, with a table in the middle. Passingout of the saloon we erter a small compartment, with a pri- vate door, capable of seating four persons, and usually reserved for ladies or a family, and the third division, in many respects, rmemblea an English first- class carriage. The seats are like divans, and their backs are con- structed in snch a way that they can be lifted up and attached to the roof of the carriage by strong slings, thus forming two most comfortable couches, upon which the traveller may recliuo. it full length. At eleven o'clock the # uard arranges the beds for tnoso who have through tickets and, unle- s sleepbas entirely forsakentho travel- ler on nia j- urney, he rises in the morning as much re- freshed as if he had been an inmate of one of the best hotels. The RTiee « l of the trains rarely exceeds 26 to 30 m'hn j. er h- ur, bnt the comfort of the cairiages and freedom i>( moving about render travelling in Rusiia 1 eat fatiguing than in closely- packed carriages by trains at 50 miles an hour. I do not think I shall be guilty of exaggeration in stating that the railway refreshment- rooms of Russia are superior to any in Europe; they are large and well ventilated, and the tables, garnished with fruit and flowers, are laid out with the most scrupulous neatness and cleanliness. At the end of tho room a cook, dressed in white, presides over a table upon whioh 12 to 18 different ( Mies are arranged, each kept warm by a spirit lamp, and after the traveller has made his choice his wants aro at- tended to by a servant in livery, who cannot over- charge, as everything, wine included, is sold according to a printed tariff. The trains are so arranged that ample time is given for breakfast, dinner, and supper, and the comfort- loving Englishman is not obliged to swallow his food A V Amiricain, but has ample time to enjoy his coffee and cigarette. I should * x snouia De occupying too much of your space were I to attempt to describe the various places whioh might be visited in Russia, but I may mention two or three. In St Petersburg the traveller will find a city where the churches and public buildings are ursurpassed in the magnificence of their architecture and the . charming spots from islands above bridge, which are inhabited during the summer by the residents of the city. The Hermitage contains one of the finest collections of pictures and objets d'drt in Europe, affording both instruction and amusement to those who do not desire to enter into the gay life of this luxurious city. A railway journey of 17 hours in the most comfort- able carriages brings the traveller to Moscow, where he can study Russia in all her glory. Few foreigners reside in MOBCOW, and the Jews, who are indispensable in the south and midland districts of the Empire, find here little profit in their peculiar vocations. The gilded domes of the churches, the varied tints of the houses, the gardens in the centre of the town, and, above all, the irregular semi- oriental architecture of the principle buildings transport the traveller accustomed to the monotonous style of Northern European cities into a comparatively fresh sphere for Btudy and reflection. I cannot but think that an Englishman will soon forget the fatigue of a long journey in the pleasure he will experience when standing on the top of the tower of Ivan Veliki in the Kremlin, and looking down upon the magnificent city of Moscow. A vast net work of railways unites in tiie city, and almost all the principal towns in the East and South of Russia are accessible from this point, either by rail or by the wall- appointed steamers of the Volga. As time is often an object to an Englishman I should advise him to proceed from Moscow to Kieff — the Canterbury of Russia. This city is beautifully situated on the banks of the Dnieper. It somewhat resembles Moscow on a small scale, and the old churches and monastery with its catacombs will afford a day or two's real pleasure to the archaeologist. The river is spanned byoneof the finestsuspension bridges in in the world, designed and built by Mr. Viguolles. and the Russians have also constructed a magnificent rail- way bridge, built by native engineers and contractors. The shores of the Black Sea may be reached from Kieff in about thirty hours by rail. Odessa, the terminus, is a newly- built city, with straight Btreets intersecting each other at right angles, as in American towns. It stands on the high shore of the Black Sea, and is well paved and lighted. Thtre are few objects of interest in the town to tempt a long stay, but any one who is desirous of knowing the place whence Eng- land obtains a large portion of the corn required to feed her increasing population will be astonished to observe the activity which prevails at this port and the number of steamers bearing the English flag which daily arrive and depart laden with'corn. To show the development of the resources of Russia, I may mention that ten years ago the corn grown in the southern districts was reaped by hand, thrashed by horses or rude machinery, transported to the seaport in bullock waggons, stored in magazines to be cleaned and prepared for shipment, and finally shipped to England in Bailing vessels. It arrived on our shores about 12 to 15 months after it was harvested. In 1872 the corn is reaped in many places by machines, thrashed by the most approved English steam machinery, transported to the nearest railway station, and delivered direct in trucks upon the quays at Odessa, where it is Bhipped on hoard large screw steamers and arrives in England in many in- stances within four or five months after it was growine on the Russian steppes. It is worth knowing that English workshops have to a great extent furnished the agricultural machinerv and the steamships for accomplishing this wonderful change. From Odessa well- appointed steamers ply once or twice a week to the Crimea, where the traveller can not only visit the battle fields of 1854 and 1855, but enjoy a few days of the most charming scenery and delightful climate in Europe. The Yalley of Baider, Yalupka, and Yalta will form a most agreeable conclusion to his rambles in Russia.— I am, kc., JOHN HEAD. Ipswich. INTERVIEWED FOR IMMORTALITY. ( From " Elijer Ooff. ' By Wm. Dawes.) Wun day I woe intervood fur the purpos of be in enterd intu a dikhsonary. The pusson as kalled on me with this lawdoble objek sea " he'd tuk a good many lives alreddv, and wud be appy tu take mine. ' I told him " I hed'nt quite done with it. " He sed I miaunderstud him. He woe a litrery man, and wos ritin sketches of li rin orthxrs fur a large work he hed in the press. " Hez Tommy Karlyle surrendurd ? " I inquired, as a garrantee of the book's respektability " He hez, " he t- ed, with pardonabul humility. " And Dizzy, Gusty Sala, Tom HndL Main Reed, Eosko, Topper, and the rest of em; hev they bin enterd ?" " Yes," he sez, apparently endeavourin tu konfine hisaelt strickly tu inakkeracy. " Well, then, " I sed,- " yu ken sit down fur my portrait " He sot down. He sed he'd ask me a fu questyuns, and tuk out his note book and pencil. I lit my pipe. Thur wos silents! " Whar wuryuborn ?" heaeked. " In a remote part of the nineteenth sentry," I an sword. " Du yu remem- bur the cirkumstance ? " he inquird, with a vu tu test my membry. Not distinkly," I replide, utterly un- konshus of heving spoke the truth; " my mother wos ill at the time.' Wos yure father present ?" he asked. " No," I sed, " he wos at a meetin of church- wardens, and didn't kno I'd kum. He kame home sufferin from bowl komplaint, and seemed ijlad tu see me. HeBotonme." '* Whot air youre erliest rekko- lekshuns ? " he pursood, lukkin intu my hies as if he expekted sum of my brains wud make thur appeerunts. " No trowBurs and korporeel punishment," I Bed, re- ferrin to a mode of korrekphun adopted by my erliest frends. " Did yu manifest any decided tastes at an erly age?" he inouird. " Yes," I sez, " I'd a taste for meezlee. I hed em three times." " Wur Ku fond of murik?" he kontinnerd. not a bit de- mposed at the ansur. " Pashontely," I see. " I blowd a organ fur ten yeers." " Whot ken yu play ? " " Skittles, allfores, dominoes, poker, pitch and^ " " I mean whot instrooments," he interrupted." " Nevur did," I Bed, a bit skratted by his onestyuns, and fur the minut forgotten his objek. He lukked at me as if my kostoom konsisted entirely of kote- tails. I was very nigh resolvin myself intu a kommittee. " Wos yure father well- tu- da ? " he began. " Midlin, but Bints his deth I've heard he's better off. We don't korrespond." Hed he a noomerous family ? " " Yes, I wos the wun. He used tu say I wos too many fur him, and nevur got tired kountin me. He did it with a stmp'" " He's not livin?" " Not Bints his deth." " When did yu fust manifest a taste fur literatoor?" he inquird, without stoppin tu smile. " When I won purty well advanced in poo- burty," I replide. " Wur yure fust ritins in poetry or proze ?" " I wus fust meltid down intu thurteen vusses of poetry, brote on by a rediklus noshun that mv manly buzzum wos made fur a woman's hort. I dedikated my ideari tu Mariar." " Wos Bhe the lady of yure luv ?" he a* ked tenderly. " Sfce ny killed me," I replide. " With luv?" " No, fire- irons. " Thenyu man- id her," he be I, noddin approvlnly. " I regret tu say yu've told the tinth," I sez solumly. " I hope she's well, he nlwnivd. " Yu hevnt the pleehur of knowin her" I set Amazed at anybody bevin tho kourage tu xpresssuch a sentiment; and I rtghed. " It Beems a painful subjek tu yu," he sed, with a softened manner, as led mo tu konklood he kou summot of fire- irons. " It vjos painful at the time, " I sez in- etincktifly puttin my haud tu sevrel places at onct, as hed bin murfrred with in former dajs, " but the im- preshuBs air gradnoly wearin out. Mariar is no moor," I added, kWiu my hits and trvin tu delood myself with the delirium idear. He ahnk me by the hand, and kondoled me with a fu kongratylashuns. We purceeded. " Whot wur yure next litrerv works?" he inquird. " Sum fujitive pieces as nobody evur over tuk ; and a book on bettin ; a volum of anek- dotes ( Uonfueknted by gov'ment for bein tu mis- eellanyus); » papur on the soldier's system rekko- mendin deih ; and a pumflet on the beauty of bein ugly, also rekk.. imondin detb." " Did they sell well?" " Yes," I sed, " it seemed to be the jenrel opinion I sold a gud many, konsiderin the number printed." " Then this ortobiogrefy?" " Yes," I sez, " it ort," without in the least knowin whot he ment. I didn't understand his long words ; he didn't seem tu understand my short tins ; so we lukked inquirin at wun anothur. " Thur air sevrel blots in yure book," he sed sternly, as if performin a public dooty. " Yes," I sez, " my pen spurkled." " I refer tu moral blots," he pursood, " Yes," I replide, " morals spurkled tu." '' Thur airpajes that wud be better omitted," he kon- tinnerd, without admittin my explanashun. " A hundred and thirty on em," I interruptid, by way of givin him summot in definite tu work on. " No, not a hundred and thirty," he sed, bowin to give forse tu the flatterin kontradikBhum, " but sum- Moral ears will find diakords in yure book. Moral hies will be pained at sum of its pickturs, and it will be klosea with regretful sighs before it hez bin half red." " Moral hies and ears kant altur the parst," I sez. " Let ' em hear and see whot hez bin, and then let ' em turn up thur sburt sleeves tu put it right. Kontentid morality meanB indifferents, and indifferents means kondamna- shun." ( I used the milder word as he Beem'd a bit senBatif.) " Did pins peple with klo sed hies and ears evur du any gud? Did a man as nevur read anythin but Genesis laio much about Revelashuns ? Did ever a parson's son as was nurished on precept evur turn out a kredit tu his family ? Did evur a fireside Kristyun do as much gud as he might hev done if he'd let hisself loose intu tho world ? Did a man as nevur hed toothake evur kno whot toothake ment ? or a T totaller that nevur felt the fever of thurst hev any idear of the temptashun offurd by a bottle of beer ? " I stopped to breeth in triumf. HOW TO UTILISE VEGETABLES. ( From AU the Year Round.) Madame has nearly forty plain soups which she re- commends to the farm kitchen, the ingredients of which are both cheap and handy on every farm. She turns lentils ( why are these unknown in the poor districts of our towns ?), haricots, pumpkin, leeks, sorrel, turnips, cabbages, swedes, to account, and twi& ts her simple ingredients into new dishes with a cunning hand. She tells the labourer's wife to throw a bit of mutton into her pot, to pepper and salt well, drop in a suspicion of garlic ( the Englishwoman would not be behindhand with an onion instead), and boil. When the boiling is strong she may cast in a fine cabbage, and any other vegetables that are handy. If she wants to give the family dish a savour that will commend it particularly to all she may add a bit of bacon. With this she has a good substantial, palatable meal for husband and children. Suppose the soup remaining not to be enough for another meal, madame recommends the housewife to scrape Dutch cheese upon slices of bread, and throw them into the dish, and pour the boiling soup upon them. But when there is no ' at hand why should Joe's wife be utterly at a loss e him Bomething hot and savoury before he goes to work in the morning, or when he returns home? meat to give Madame Michaux recommends onion soup. A little fat should be thrown into the pot, followed by an onion, or even two, chopped fine, the whole to be left to brown thoroughly. When this is done, and the neigh- bourhood, if the neighbourhood have a nose, is quite sure that it is done, pour in a jug or two of boiling water, with salt and pepper. Then give it two or three sharp turns of boiling. Have a diBh at hand, upon which the onion Boup is poured, as Joe returns. If a dish of potatoes be handier than bread, they will be almost as good. Or can anything be simpler than this? Throw all the crusts and stale bread into the pot, with water and a gcod sprinkling of salt. Pre* sently add a little fat, dripping, or Dutter; let the soup boil till the bread is in a complete pulp. Two whipped eggs will improve it, or some chopped leeks, or any vegetables or seasoning within reach. Suppose potatoes are the chief resource of the family for the moment; with a few spring onions, some sorrel, and a little chervil, a most refreshing dish may be made. But Joe's wife knows nothing about chervil, which she might grow in a corner of her garden; nor of sorrel, which she might send the boys out to pick in the fields. _ She is ignorant of so many herbs and vegetables which the most primitive French housewife has at her elbows, that it would be just now lost time even to run through the names of the other nutritious soups which are re- commended in the Farm Kitchen. When Madame Michaux passes on to the cooking of vegetables, she leaves Joe's wife again hopelessly to the rear. It is only here and there she can have a word with the poor English- woman, who has never heard of half the vegetables that are in a French kitchen garden. Madame in- sinuates some twenty cheap and toothsome ways of cooking cabbages, and her ideas about haricots are infinite. She can make a dish of cooked water- cresses ; these are a cheap and agreeable substitute for spinach ; her luttuce au juB is a delicate dish, and her lettuce stalks au blano should be tried by the experimental philosopher. So orderly and thorough is maaame, that she opens her chapter on turnips by dividing them into three categories. She has a civil word to say of onions, and of the shabby, back- stairs way people have of liking them; and then she suggests an onion salad garnished with salt herrings, and a salad of potatoes, beetroot, and onions. It seems that the parsley root, cooked like salsifis, is of fine flavour ; that dandelion, either as a salad or boiled, is an excel, lent vegetable ; and that mange- tout peas are a preci- that Belgian housewives set a good example to their French sisters in carefully peeling potatoes, instead of wastefully cutting off the skin, the part nearest the skin being the better part. Madame^ s suggestions for making good dishes with potatoes and afew herbs would revolutionise a poor Irish family. It is true, as madame says, that in France there are salads to any taste, of any form, and of every colour. But try to teach a countryman in England to eat a mallow salad, or one of dandelion and chervil! He begins and ends with a lettuce. Even this he cannot mix properly. Madame tells him that lettuce, with a little vinegar, salt, and melted bacon fat, will make him a good dish. A salad of hard eggs and water- cresses is recommended. From vegetables and 8alads the farmer's gracious guide travels through fish, flesh, and fowl, offering, by the way, a hundred suggestions for contriving new dishes out of the simplest materials. Her omelettes are a little book in themselves. The confidence with which she recommends her dainty combinations to her poor countrymen, shows the knowledge of culi- nary matters which they have already, and how apt are the scholars to whom she appeals. She has in view exclusively the French mdnagferes who have the old domestic proverb hanging somewhere near the festoon of dried carrots ( for the soup). " Tout vient h. point qui tient manage." Her hope of success lies in the general resolve to save, out ot the hardest life, something to cover old bones in the setting sun. This resolve is very curiously illustrated in the domestic economy proverbs of French country people. WILLS AND BEQUEST8. ( From the Illustrated London N » im.) The will and codicil of the Right Hon. Jane Eliza beth Harley Lady Langdale ( the widow of the late Lord Langdale, formerly Master of the Rolls), who died on September 1 last, at Innsbruck, in the Tyrol, was proved on the 20th instant, by Alfred Martineau, Esq., Hubert Martineau, Esq., and John George Rodney Ward, Eaa.. the executors. The personal estate of the deceased is sworn under £ 120.000. The testatrix has devised, subject to a legacy of £ 7,000 to be paid thereout to her sister, the Countess Anne di San Giorgio, all the freehold estate comprised in the will and codicil of her late father, the Earl of Oxford, including Tilley Lodge, Eywood, and Brampton Brian Park Cottage ( subject to the life estate therein of her sister, Lady Frances Vernon Harcourt), together with the freehold properties purchased by her and all other her real estate in the county of Hereford, to Robert William Daker Harley for life, with re- mainder to his first and other sons successively, according to seniority, in tail male ; the copyhold and leasehold estates comprised in the will and codicil of the Earl of Oxford are also settled upon the said Robert William Daker Harley. The household furniture and effects at Tilley Lodge and Brampton Brain Park Cottage, including any that may have been moved to 69. Eaton- place, is bequeathed to the said Robert William Daker Harley._ The will contains several specific bequests to testatrix s friends and a gift of the Kitcat portrait of her mother, Lady Oxford, to the trustees of the National Gallery of Pictures, and of the miniature portrait of her mother, by Isabey, to the trustees of the K^ n- BiDRton Museum. The testatrix has bequeathed to each of her executors a legacy of £ 1,000; to Robert Bickersteth ( the ton of the Bishop of Ripon); and , ^ ^ (• Kn ^ r1 ° Q the real » further legacy of £ 8,000. Kiere are many annuities and legacies to the present and old servants of the familv The residue of lier property, real and n* ™ ™ ! ner neeuuiu imuiBion, xempieton House, Koehamnton. the testratrix has left to Mr. Arthur Heathcote Montague Long. The will of the Right Hon. Emily. CoHnte3s of Shaftesbury, was proved on the 20th mat., and pro- bate limited to all such personal estate as the deceased, by virtue of an indenture dated August, 186L and by the will of her late mother, the Right Hon. EmUy Mary, Vicountess Palmeraton, deceased, dated June 3,1869 had a right to appoint or dispose of, and has in and by her said will appointed or disposed of accordingly, was granted to the Hon. Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley and the Hon. Anthony Lionel George Ashley, the sons of the deceased, the executors— the personal estate, subject to such limitations, being sworn under £ 50,000._ The testatrix bequeaths all the property over which he has a power of appointment by the said deed and will to her three daugntera, Ladies Victoria Elizabeth, Constance Emily, and Edith Florence Ashley, in equal shares for their separate use. The will of John Church, Esq., late of Woodside, near Hatfield, was proved, on the 21st inst., by William Brodrick and William Selby Church, Esqs., the executors, the personalty being sworn under £ 120,000. The testator gives to his two daughters, Margaret Isabella and Isabella Catherine, the sum of £ 10,000 Consols equally between them; all his real estate, and the funds directed by a certain settlement to be laid out in real estate, hegivesto his son, William Selby Church, subject to the payment of £ 10,000 be- tween his two daughters ; he also gives all his furniture to his son. Legacies of 100 guineas each are given to Mr. Brodrick and Mr. Arthur Elley Finch. The residue of his property the testator leaves to his said two daughters. The will and codicil of Sir Alexander Cronewall Duff Gordon, Bart., has been proved by Sir Maurice Dnff Gordon, the son, and Hugh Lindsay Antrobus, Esq., the executors, under £ 5,000. The provisions of the will are in favour of the deceased's thwjsj^ hildren. • Die of Sir John Maxwell Steel- OfSFel^ Bart., of Mickleton Manor House, Gloucestershire, hai been proved by his widow, Dame EUzabeth Anne Steel- Graves, under a nominal sum. The deceased was a deputy lieutenant for the county of Gloucester and a magistrate for the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, and Warwick. AN ECHO SONG. ( From " Humorous Poems," selected by William Michael BossettL) " If I address the Echo yonder What will Its answer be, I wonder f" " I wonder!" " Oh wondrous Echo! Tell me, bleu'ee. Am I for marriage or celibacy f" " Silly Bessy!" " If then to win the maid I try, Bhall I And her a property?" " A proper tie " If neither being grave nor funny Will win this maid to matrimony t" " Try money 1" " If I should try to gain her heart, Shall I go plain or rather smart t" " Smart!" " She mayn't love dress, and I again, then, May come too smart, and she'll complain then." " Come plain then." " Then if to marry me I teaze her, What would she say If that should please her? " Please, sir!" " When cross nor good words can appease her. When If such naughty whims should seize her f " You'd see, sir!" " To leave me then I can't compel her. Though every woman else excel her!" " Sell her!" THE GLORY OF TAXATION. There is no better test of a people's fidelity and patriotism than the manner in which they respond to the demands of just revenue laws ( says the New York Times.) The commencement of the rebellion necessi- tated the immediate inauguration of a system of taxes, which was extended from year to year as the war in- creased untill every article of manufacture, food, and clothing was laid under tribute, while a tax was also exacted from personal incomes. Such was the extent of this system and the amount of revenue derived from it, that in a single year ( 1866) it returned into the United States' Treasury over 311,000.000 dols. From the time of its reception to the 30th of June last, 11 years, the revenue receipts from this source alone amounted to the enormous snm of 1,754,828,561 dols. Yet this burden was borne by the people almost without a murmur, and this vast amount was turned over as a grateful contribution in aid of the Government during its years of trial resulting from a costly war. The list of manufactures and products taxed amounted to seve- ral thousands, and closed with an ad valorem tax on articles not enumerated. A tax was also imposed on all slaughtered cattle, sheep, and swine ; on the gross receipts of advertisements, lotteries, theatres, operas, , & c. ; of express, insurance, and telegraph lea ; of canals, steamboats, ships, barges, stage- coaches, railroads, & c. ; on dealers' sales, auction sales, and brokers' sales of merchandise, stocks, bonds, foreign exchange, gold and silver bullion, and coin; on - billiard tables, carriages, and pianofortes, gold watches, yachts, gold and silver plated articles of luxury kept for use; on bank capital, circul- ation, and deposits ; on passports, _ legacies, and successions; on dividends ana additions to sur- plus of banks, railroads, canal, turnpike, and in- surance companies, on salaries of United States officers and employis, on the annual income of all persons in excess of 600 dols. per annum, on legal instruments, such as deeds, bonds, mortgages, kc., and on friction- matches and playing cards. In addition, all persons engaged as auctioneers, brokers, dealers, peddlers, manufacturers, lawyers, physicians, fee., were required to pay a special tax for carrying on their business, trade, or profession. In short, nearly every available source was made to contribute to the necessities of the Go vernm ent. When the opportunity offered not a day was lost by the Government in commencing a gradual reduction of the taxes. This poliey has been kept up since 1866. The only articles now taxed are spirits, fer- mented liquors, tobacco, bank cheques, draughts, or orders ( only two cents each, without regard to the amount of their face), a small tax on bank deposits, bank capital and circulation, and notes used for circulation; and a tax by stamps on proprietary medicines, perfumery, matches, cigar lights, and play- ing curds. The taxes upon all other_ articlea, and upon lpon all othi incomes, have all been abolished. 1872, it was generally supposed, weald bring the receipts for the present fiscal year down to about 110,000 dols., ; bnt owing to the increase of products, the general expansion of business, and extraordinary prosperity of the country, the returns for the first quarter indicate a total collection for the year of about 130,000,000, dola., a sum very nearly equal to the amount collected last year, and before the last reduction of 20,000,000 dols., was made. The NUMBERS of the COMFORTABLE. The Spectator says it must " confess to being some- what taken aback at the number of the really com- fortable. In this land of millionaires and princes it is under per cent, of the population. The rental of a house does not, as is often asserted, vary in proportion to its occupier's means, for a majority of professional men are overhoused," in London more especially, and the number of considerable houses let in lodgings must be very great. Still, looking abroad over the whole surface of Great Britain, it may, we ( The Times) think, fairly be alleged that the man who permanently occupies a house auessed to the house- tax at more than £ 100 a year— that ic, worth more than £ 120 a year rent— belong to the class of the com- fortable, is out of the class of the anxious, intends to give his children the benefit of good education, has more than enough of eat and drink, and can oontemplate a holyday without any sickening feeling of despair. That assessment implies in London a house coating for rent, taxea, repairs, and water- rate, which, be it re- membered, is compulsory, at least, £ 175 a year, and an m~ me ! « » than £ 8C-; and in the country a* ouUay of £ 150, and an incot^ of at least £ 600. .. i11 ® of rental to income varies excessively in different places, owing partly to differences in the vine of houses, and partly to the necessities imposed b » fashion and professional convenience— for example^ all London journals must be publiBhed within certam limits, or the newsagents could not get them in time for post, but on a broad view of the facts we have rather understated than overstated the truth The gradations are almost infinite, but stOL if we must select an arbitary line, it is fair to say that a family inhabiting a house assessed at more than £ 100, is, as a rule, " comfortable," while a family paying Iras is Well, there are less than 60,000 of the comfortable. The exact number is 72,042, but a heavy deduction must be made for places of business which are taxed beCannA mnnUoluLn in > kom V.*. « - A ressed at nearly £ 36,400 a year, and is, we presume, the E° gland, which covers a whole block, and if sold by auction would produce perhaps the largest sum ever paicLin this world for a " house." The deduction ". y— " » " Minima uurn wuiuu a guinea TObecnption might be expected, or which could take i he rimes without feeling extravagant, cannot, in any owe, exceed 60,000 out of the 4,000,000 within Great . Britain. Fortunately however, the list of the respectables is of very much larg. r proportion. No less than 150,000 families ( the nnmber returned is 162,540) are fairly weU- to- do paying between £ 50 and £ 100 of rent, as as- o^ Li 200' 0< J0 more ( 261.268) pay from £ 30 to £ 50, and 300,000 more are struggling, but still well above the rank called usually the poor, and pay more than £ 20. lakmg them all, as we fairly may do, as siding with the Haves rather than the Havenots, we have a total force of 710,000 families who would be irritated at the asser- tion that they were any thing but respectable in position, and who do not live by direct manual labour. As each family counts for five, the total army of respecta- bihty in a pecuniary sense numbers 3,550,000, or one- eighth of the population of the island. It follows, and should never be forgotten, that the taxation of thia country, rich as it seems, falls upon a population seven in eight of whom live in houses less than £ 20 a year— that is, are not, in the ordinary sense of that word, comfortable at all, but are, with more or less of content, always struggling to make ends meet, always compelled to think of money, always affected in the most direct and serious way by a tax, a rise in prices, or a stoppage in the course of trade. It is only to one in eight of our population that a sovereign is not a very serious sum, only . to four in a thousand that a five- pound not © is not an important, most important, amount of money. Any inspection of the higher columns of thi « return is embarrassed by the intrusion of building* only nominally inhabited, but we confess, when we remember the great cities, we are surprised to find only 8,123 buildings assessed at £ 300 a year and upwards,— that is, that the number of really rich families, families with £ 3,000 a year, must be greatly less than that— and still more to find how very few pay on £ 1,000 a year and upwards, there are only 758 of them, and they include the London Clubs, the huge shops, the City warehouses, and so on— till we half doubt whether the palaces can be assessed at all in any fair proportion to their value. That part of the speculation, indeed, is valueless till we know something more of the system on which these assess- ments are arranged ; and meanwhile we are driven back on the broad fact that while men with a quartet of a million die at the rate of 16 a year, and while every year sees a new millionaire enter society, the number of the really comfortable in Britain cannot by possibility exceed 70,000, while it may be very little more than half of that amount. n A HORRIBLE SUSPICION. ( From Judy.) I am a middle- aged person, and perfectly respectable, but I have reason to believe I have unintentionally committed an awful crime. I have mixed up the ashev of the great, and some of them have got tneir wrong labels. I am the housekeeper of an elderly gentleman who has & private museum of curiosities, and I have been in his service for fifteen years. I am not in the museum myself; I only occasionally dust it. I am not allowed to dust it thoroughly, because of knocking things over. When things are knocked over, my master is much annoyed; otherwise, except to- wards insects, whom he puts a pin through and fastens on a card, he is a comparatively harmless old man, and I get on very well with him. I am at liberty, I presume, to have my own opinion of bones and fussils. I won't go BO far as rag- and- bottle shop, but unhesitatingly say, dust- hole. As re- gards a lot of nasty things in glass jars, I don't mind adding ditto. u But, after all, this is a mere matter of opinion. A great many people come to see my master's museum. Thev are mostly bald- headed people with short Bight, and it is surprising to see them nosing the bones, and sneezing among the vestiges of creation. Now and then some faldidal female persons also visit us; but they usually swish things over with their crinolines, and my master doesn't like it. The sort that come to us always wear crinolines and always swish. I don't exactly blame my master for his museuming, though it costs a lot of money. If he has the money to spend, it Beems to me a harmless thing enough to lay it out in wheelbarrowfuls of dirty stones ; and why shouldn't he pick and potter at them all day, if he like* to ? I should put a stop to his picking and pottering if he was my husband ; but, as he isn't, he potters and picks with impunity. Long names have a great effect on some women, but they have no weight with me. I can spell Bed- fordshirensisbitebus in three letters if I choose and make it rhyme with Norfolk Howard. On the whole, I don't think a great deal of fossils, and things like a house- flannel pulled out of shape in spirits of wine I have a thorough contempt for; but I must draw the line somewhere, and £ draw it at the ashes of the great. I don't think my master had any business to bring; such things into the museum. When he went Pom- peii- ing last summer, I felt pretty certain he would bring something dreadful, but I didn't think it was to be two jars containing the ashes of Apoliwhatsacus and Thingembobia, and that ashes meant absolutely the cinders, so to speak, of a couple of real persons who were buried alive a thousand or so years ago in the destroyed city. Until my master went there. I always thought Pom- peii was a bit of fun by that James and Thome at the Vaudeville Theatre ; but, if you will believe me, it's a place full of dead bodies, and my master, if you please, brought home two jars full of their i ' that's how this awful thing came to happen. Those jars gave me a sort of turn from the very first. I did'nt seem to fancy them, and I said to the butler,— " As much fossilling and houBe- flannelling in spirits as he likes, but don't let's make a churchyard of tha place; and how do we know what sort of characters' ashes we're giving a shelter to ? " One of the jarfula was feminine, I had| been given to understand— Thingembobia— and we have our Bible to show us what some of them were. But it was before I knew all this that the dreadful thing happened. It was the first morning after my master's return, when I had been into the museum just to give a look round, and, seeing these two jars, picked them up quite innocently, and g » ve them a rub over with the duster ; and in rubbing over the seoond, found I had rubbed the labels off both, and that they lay together on tho floor. I picked them up again directly, and as well u I could judge— and I honestly did my best to do what was right— I stuck the labels on again, on the right jars ; but I am not positively certain. Until this moment I have never told this secret, and I only tell it now because I can't bear to keep it any ° My'master has not the remotest notion what has occurred. He has disposed of the ashes of Apoliwhatsacus to another museumer for an enormous sum of money, and testified on oath to his genuineness. But I am not at all sure the other museumer has got Thingembobia. How can I rest in my bed with the horrible sus- picion of having thus mixed up the labels of the ashes of the great, preying on me ? I can't. But what's to be done ? Until the day of judg- ment, I see no way of setting to rest this horrible cin- fusion of labels. It is too dreadful to think of.
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