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ROMANTIC SUICIDES. Mr. Colli or, coroner, hold i
THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.
otua an inquest on the 20th At half-pad eleven o'clock on Friday night, Jane * puhlio-houee in Mare-stjert, Hackney, re- 25th, him late Majesty, not finding himaelf woree than mpeciing the death of Charlee Humphreys, aged 23, a ! be had been for tome day*, dismiseed Sir H. Halford, who had been in attendance from seven o'clock in the morning, and tent him to bed. Him Majesty then composed himaelf for the night, the pagee retard to
. . --------------------- the outer room, and the King moon fell mmleep in the
honse on Sunday, the 15th inmL They had quarrelled,
and he left the«houme, saying Ddn't bo surprised,
Agnes, if you never see wo again." He offered her a
. . never mee mo again. ----------
nag, aba relumed %o haw h. 6ba followed him, and at the gate of Temple Mills iodnd him crying. He then maid to her, " Take the ring, or yon will have to abk some'one else for it." She uosbed it back on htm finger, when he ran dovn the bank, and shortly afterwards she heard a splash. She was going to follow, but thought of herpoor mother, who she believed would follow her. witness here cried bitterly. George Cordale, mansger to a farmer at Hackney-marsh, said he heard last witness exclaim, "My Charlie is going to daown himself," and on going to tho spot may deceased deliberately jump into tbo river Lea. i Tho girl warn about- to follow him, when he prevented her. The jury returned a verdict of Suicide whilst in a State of Unsound Mind.—MA C.J. Carltar held an inquest at Woolwich on the 20th InmL relative to the death of Edward Pattison, agfe26, engineer on board tho steam derrick Atlas, lying in the river off Charlton. Dr. Hughes maid he attended tho deceased, and finding that he had taken poison applied tho stomach pump. Deceased recovered sensibility, but eventually died an agonising death. Sarah Watkins, residing with her parents at the Swan, Stratford, said she warn engaged to the deceased, and were to have been married that day. Sho could not explain why ho had destroyed himself. He had just laid out £3a for furniture, and sho had expressed herself not qoito satisfied with some of the furniture provided for tho sitting-room, and it was arranged that deceased should
Set it changed. The following letter was found in eceaaed'm pocket-book " My own loving Alsie,— They will not change the things, and it im the meanm of breaking my heart. My dear, only fancy how I have been waiting for the day for yotf-to be mine, and now it cannot be. Da, my only and ever true love, forgive me, for I do not know where I am. I would that I were in your loving embrace.—Your brokenhearted Tan." The jury returned a verdict of Suicide while labouring under Temporary Insanity.
A MILITARY DIVORCE 8UIT.
On tho 20Ux InmL Captain Cobham petitioned the Court for a dissolution of his marriage on the ground of his wife'm infidelity, with Major Burgess. Mr. Indcrwick, C O., and Mr. Benson appeared for tho petitioner. The parties were married in 1869, and lived in tho neighbourhood of London till 1*74, when the husband listened to a suggestion from Major Burgess, a bachelor, that he should live with tho family. A house was taken In Charlton, in Kent, and there they lived, matters gradually becoming more and more unpleasant in consequence of Major Burgess's interference, till, in 1870, a separation deed was drawn up, and Mrs. Cobham left her husband to livo at Sovenoaks. Major Burgess took a bouse next door to her, and Mr. Cobham broke up his establishment and sold his home. Hearing of the close proximity of tho major to his wife, ho wont down to Seven oaks and found them there. Thoy then disappeared, and tho petitioner next hoard of them at loulouse. Ho wrote to tho police authorities thero to arrest Major Burgess, which they did, but he succeeded in pacifying them, and was released. Captain Cobham at once went over to Toulouse. There bo met on his arrival, by chance, tho co-respondent and his own wife, who were staying at the same hotel together. He thrashed tho former, which resulted in his apprehension by tho police on a charge of assaulting htm own wife, who. It warn said, warn protect*! by.l tho major. Ho obtained his release aud sent tho major a challenge, which was not accepted. He then endeavoured to pcrsiudo his wife to return, but fruitlessly, and ho then returned alone to England. Major Burgess and Mrs. Cobham have bitterly been living at Hythe, near Southampton, where tho lady ham given birth to a child. The Itov. Mr. Candy, of Hvthe, who baptised the child, warn called, and also the doctor who attended the lady. The President pronounced a decree iiiii, with cost* against iba corespondent.
man Maaarrm or Uat&T Datranr am Anzuict.— Am an inmtonce of thp different modem bv which the markets of Great Britain and theee of the UnitRl Statcm aro supplied with fish, and tho differences in the prevailing tamtcm of tho natiCZa, we may remark that among the moat ceteemod mpcclce in Great Britain arc tho varioum Hndm qf Gat fish. Including tho turboL mole, plaice, to. A meant writer rmtimatoe that not mom ihanone per cenL of theme flmh are'token with tho hook and lino, tho rest being captured with the trawl, an implement unknown in America in connection with our market mn;qdy. In tho United Slates,'with a variety of fiat fish equal to that of tho Untish seam, thoy arm very little esteemed; indeed, being generally rejected as worthless.
Real Good Bueedixo.—If every individual member of mociety were am well-bred at heart and In mind am in outward action, there would bo an end to tho outcry about tha falsences of the fashionable world. Poflto phramem of tho momt stereotyped kind aro son*, timom heartfelt and genuine, and the demire to mace your neighbour, or guemtm happy or comfortable should bo felt mtrougly, aud the expression of tho desire im assuredly harmkmm. Tbo pcrmon who mimpiy mhmna tho kind fooling, mnd expresses tho coutrerv in your absence, Im certainly not well brel; and there im no doubt that tho trucatcourtemyim that of tho heart, and innate. Tho **t df chivalrous feeing for tho weak that Im hamlod down to uao from tho earliest period* fm tho mainspring of much of what im called guod-brecding.
Ala mucin NoTAni.es.—i have the privilege of appearing on tho door of both houmem here, and go to than every day. They aro very handmomo and commodious. There Im a great deal of tod mpeakieg, but thero aw a great many ray remarks bio men in the legislature: much am John Quincey Adams, day, Preston, Calhoun, and others, with whom I need mcarcely add 1 harm been placed in the friendliest relations. Adams is a fine old fellow—seventy-six yeura old, but with most ampriaing rigour, menkny, readiuwm, and pluck, day 11 "periectly enchanting; an bremimtibk: man. Thero aro momo my noble mpecimeus. too, out of tho WcaL Splendid men to look at, hardtodccdve, prompt toacL lions luoncrgv, Crit&tonm In varied accomplishments, Indiana in quigkneam of eye and gemture, Ameriranm in mflcc. WnYoandgonirwuaimpulme. Itwouldbedilflcultto eaaggcrafh the nobility of memo of theme glorioua fellows.—C. Dicktiui Life.
Tun \MUHCs* SaiL-Loc* —Thim Im a new lock. In (which tho keyhole is oovoreu' a seal, which is a small oquaro piece of glamm held in position by groovem in which it mlldem. The -meal" covcrm tho We through which alono the spring catch is accessible, and this cannot be released until the seal is broken. The " semi itmolf" im m pkco of common window glmma, marked on tho back with a letter and number, and also with various irregular dot*and splashes, In amort of chocolate colour. The letter and numbering are conducted on tho mame principle as on the Bank of England notes, mo that no duplicate of a seal will over bo made; and the dots and splashes aro accidental in mhmpe and poritloo. being mpriukled on at haphaaardi Before the seals arc cut, tho en tiro sheet is photo-grahed, and the printed photograph is perforated like a sheet of pomtago^tampm. The purchaser of the seals is supplied also with photographic ftcnmiUt, mo that h# can mend one of themo to any person whoso business it may be to verify tho security of a
The Erracr or Alcohol ox Muscuua Exkhtiox. —Dr. Parkos, F.R.S., of tho Nctley Hospital, im pursuing his inquiries into tho affect of diet and •xercise on the bodily condition, and on the elimination of certain products from tho animal economy. Him last experiment was made on a soldier, a Scotchman, powerfully built, and thirty years of ag& Tho exorrime warn walking and digging; and any one who has handled a spado knows that to dig for nine hours a day is not easy work. Tho experiments were continued during sixteen days, and were brought to a dome with trials of tho effect of brandy. After drinking four ounces of brandy, he fancied " ho oould do a great deal of work, but when ho came to do it, ha found he warn leas capable than he thought." After a" second dome, him inability of work was increased) and he had palpitation of the heart; and a third dome, taken eight hours after tho first, completely neutralised his working power. He threw down 16a spade, and, being a good runner, tried to take running cxercimo, but was unable through failure of breath. Dr. Parke* observes m The man's own judgment at the end of tho trial warn, that ho would prefer to do tho work, without tho brandy; and when asked for his reasons ho mentioned «tho increased thirat, the heaviness in the evening, and tho'flattering at the 'heart,'" And, commenting ou the case, tho doctor adds:—w As tho cffoct af labour alone is to augment the strength and frequency of the Sutt'aaction,.it would #ppe*r,obviously. improper to ■It «m the heart still mora by alcohol." '
who had been in attendance from seven o'clock in the morning, and sent him to bed. Him Majemty then
--1 himaelf for the night, the pagee retired to
room, and the King moon fell mmleep in the e position to which he had latterly accustomed himself, leaning on a table prepared for tbm purpose, and placed before him, with his forehead on one hand, and the hand of Sir Watkin Waller, who wsa sitting up with him, in the other. Him Majesty thorn mlept very quietly till-a quarter to two on Saturday morning, when he awoke and asked for his mcdicine. This he took and drank after it a little clove tea. The King then resumed him former position, and again slept quietly till a quarter before three o'clock, when ho desired the bell to be rung for the page, am he required the night table. His Majesty had a purgative motion, and for some time after seemed unwilling to move, but returned to his arm chair, and ordered the windows to be thrown open, as had been his custom for some -timo past both day and night. The King then declared himself, a .little faint, and desired some sal volatile and water. This he endeavoured several times to drink, but could not. Sir H. Ha I ford was immediately called by Him Majesty's command. His hand then pressed the hand of Sir Watkin Waller, which still remained in his, more strongly than usual, and looking full at him, exclaimed, "My boy, this is death;" and then closing his eyes, reclined back in his chair. At this moment Sir H. Halford entered the room. His Majesty gave his hand, but never spoke afterwards, and, with very short breathings, expired exactly aa the clock struck a quarter after three, Jyne 26. Before this, however. Sir W. Knighton, Sir Matthew Titftney, and Mr. Brodie, who had also been summoned, but whoso apartments were much more distant from the chambers of the King than that of Sir H. Halford, entered the room, and were also present during the last hours of His Majesty's life. — " Dtipaleiet, C irtrpcmdlntt, and Mtuwrandm of F.M. tks D*kt of
"JACK OF NEWBURY."
The fame of tho great clothier, John Winchcombe, or, as he is better known to many by the more popular designation of " Jack of Newbury, has formed tho subject of many a romantic tale, and a lecture on the personal history of this hero was given at Newbury somo vearm since, by the la to Charles Kingsloy. A memorial brass of "Jack" and bis wife Alice, had for somo years been lying on tho Boor of the parish church of St. Nicholas, Newbury, in a different position to that .which it originally occupied, and tho trass plates having in consequence become much injured by tho constant attrition to which they were subjected (beifg close to the Vestry door); tho slab was lately taken up and securely fixed in tho inner wall of tho tower of tho church, which, together with tho navo from the pulpit westward, is said by Fuller, in his "Worthies, W have been built by Winch -combo. This seems more than probable, am the bosses on tho rodf bear the same monogram am thomo figured on tho slab, which consist* of a fine piece of Purbeck marble, 7ft. Gin. long, 2ft. Gin. wide, and Sin. thick. In the centre are effigies of Winchcombe and his wife, accompanied by a legend, setting forth that "John Smalwodm a&a* John Wynchcom" died In 1519. Beneath are two smaller bosses, with figures of two sons and a daughter, and at the angles, monograms and emblems of tho Agnus Dei are introduced. In his will, dated 1519 (the year In which he died) John Winchcombo describestiimtelf as "John Smal-wode tho elder, «/«» John Wynchcombo, of the parish of St-'Nicbolas, Newbury," and also directs that he should be burled within tho parish church, by the side of Alice, his wife, and " a stono to bo lcydo upon us boothe." The cost of re-moving, ro-polisking, and re-fixing the slab ham been privately collected by Mr. Walter Money, F.S.A, of Newbury, and the principal contributor to the fund warn 11 r. Winch-combo Henry Howard Hartley, of Bucklebury House, Berks, and Sodbury Manor, Gloucestershire, a jinoal descendant in tho fctnalo lino of the famous clothier. '
. A HAUNTED HOUSE. \ X warn on tha look-out for a country house in which to rusticate for an indefinite period, and had heard of
ane near 8 which I thought might suit. The • people in the tillage had mame tale about the hoome
—something about its being haunted. It had been I
without a tenant for about a year, its last occupant ;
having been driven out of it In terror—mo thm villagers j
rmaid—and he had not been an unusualbr timid man. | My friend the Rector had laughed at the village* ,
"cornsip, and told me that it warn all nonsense that the ,
ing him rant unpaid. Well, near the cloae of an autumn day I went to look at iL and as I stood before the house, and looked at it under the effect of the fast-fading twilight, I confesm it looked am if specially constructed for a haunted house. It warn one of those long, low. rambling houmem with high narrow diamond-aaned windowm, in many of which the glass was /broken. The chimneys were high and gathered In ' clusters in the Jacobin style of architecture. At one end there was a small round tower; the gablea were high and battlemented. Over all the front of the house was a wealth of creeping plants that once had been carefully trained round windows and over doors, but now flapped their long tendrils in the evening air, and strangled here and there in untrained confusion. The flower-garden, or rather what had been a flower-garden, was a mass of tangled grass; all traces of humanity had left the place, it seemed as if it were some dead and decaying thing from which tho j preserving life had gone for ever. Tho front door stood half open, and I could see nothing within it but a dreary, dismal darkness. I stood for some time de-baling with myself the question should I go in f At hmL summoning up courage, I pushed the door open, Uio creaking of the rusty hinges awoke unwonted and, -3 must confess, unpleasant echoes in the old hall into which I had entered. It was a long, low room with doors opening from it on either side, two on each side I think, snd a broad staircase, just seen in the dim light. At the end I looked all round before moving, with the feeling that I would see something that I didn't see at the first hasty and fearful glance. No, nothing that could account for the loud throbbing of my heart was to be seen. I went to the first door on my right;band and pushed it open. There warn .nothing in the room but dust and darknems, so I came out and shut tho door. I walked towards the foot of the stair. Tha light had almost faded from tho sly. but a window, which I had not observed before, mbed some light on the first landing, about 20 steps up. I mountou slowly, the stairs creaking dismally at every footfall. Every now and then I glanced fearfully back into the dim obscurity of tho hall, expecting to *a moraethjng coming after me. I looked on this side snd on that. I peered with reluctant eyes up into the unknown regions above me. I stopped now and again to listen—to hear nothing but tho loud beating of my heart and the low sigh of the wftvOnong the clustering trees. I reached the first- landing, below me stretched the dim obscurity of the hall; above me were the unknown regions, full of unknown horrors. I bad
A SENSATIONAL EXPLOSION.
A Mr. John Smith, who is described, evidently not without reason, am a " fast" talker, gives tho following description of the blowing up of a steamboat on tho Mississippi:—" I had landed at Helena for a minuto to drop somo letters into tho post-office, when all of a sudden I Heard a tremendous explosion, and looking up saw the sky was darkened for a minuto with arms, legs, and other small bite and scraps of my fellow-passengers. Amongst an uncommonly ugly medley, I espied the mocond clerk, about one hundred and fifty feet tbovo my own lovel. I recognised him at once, for ten minutes before I had been sucking a sherry cobbler with him out of tho mame rummer. Well, I watchcd him. He came down through the roof of a shoemaker's shop, and landed on the floor close by the shoemaker, who was at work. Tho clerk, being in a hurry to go to tho assistance of /Any surviving sufferers, jumped up, when the ' man of wax' demanded live hundred dollars for the damage done to his roof. ' Too high,' replied tho clerk; never- paid more than two hundred and fifty dollars in my life, and I've done the same thing often.'"
the highest part of tho house. I must go back. I turned to go down. As I put my foot on tho first step a low moan, that seemed to come from the daikneam at my feet, nearly orove mo mad. I stopped, listened, out could hear nothing. A loud mingmg momud warn io my earn. I went ou. Again came the Uood-cunlling eeund, louder, nearer than before. I almost fainted. Insensibility would have been a paradise compared with this conscious horror. Again cmrno the moaning cry, and then other moundm, like the creaking of rusty hinges, the rustle of sweeping skirts, and tho tread of muffled feet. Then the cry agaln,and then a momethlng—undaflued mhapcm— flitted across tho dim darkness before me. Then I shiioked—the sound of my voice seemed to give mo strength—I rushed headlong down the stair, across the hall, and out ruto the night. I did not lake that houso. IL M.
A NOTED PRISONER.
THE SAINT IN THE CAVE.
Ycrnot, tho celebrated artist, relates that ho was once employed to paint a.landscape, with a cave, and St. Jerome" in it ; he accordingly painted the landscape, with SL Jerome at the entrance of tho
The -Ver York Timu gives tho following account of a relle of Charlem Di*kenm'm Mrmt rimit to America: — " When he was in -Philadelphia the Alderman took him to moe, among other places, the Eastern Pcni-tcntiary, commonly known as tho Cherry-hill Primon. The silent svstem was then, as now, the great fcatmro of this prt£on, and Dickens was much struck with what ho regarded as its cruelty. One Charlem Lang-bcimer was serving a five years' sentence, and Dickcnm devoted several pages of his 'American Notes' to a description of the cell, and, in particular, of the 'dejected, heart-broken appearance of this criminal, whoso life has been cruelly tortured out of him by the solitary confinement." langheimcr had decorated his cell with coloured drawings made with dyes extracted from the yarns he warn working with, and tho cell is still shown to visitors as one of the curiosities of the place. Ho had made a flower-bed in his little yard, whldCDickmnm described am ' looking tor all the world like a little grave.' After serving out his term, this 'dejected, heart-broken criminal' managed to violate a few more of the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sufficiently to bp sentenced to and to serve at least 10 more terms in the mamo silent prison. Ho is now 75 years old, and after being I released from that institution about a year ago he ! went out to Michigan to try farming for a change upon his son-in-law's place. His faro there w:,m | paid by a benevolent gentleman. About a month ago : the inspectois of tho Penitentiary received a letter i asking if tho institution would receive him again, and I would send the wherewith to bring him. No answer | was returned, and it was treated as a whim. But the . rhihuUlphia Timet states that one morning in October | tbo Mayor's door-bell was rung vigorously, and a small-sized old man, whoso
When he delivered the picture, the purchamer, who { fnmed in clcee^ropped gray whimSarm and hair, tha understood nothing of perspective, said, " The land- j |&*t surmounted by a bluo cap, stood before him and enough, but St. Jerome j announced himself to be tho noted prisoner. He said
scape and tho _ .
is not In tho cave." " I understand plied Vemet, " I will alter it." Ho therefore took the painting, and made the mhade darker,
saint seemed to sit farther in. The gentleman took
he had been promised work, and wished the May ore vooa ; pjvc bim «financial lift. Ho was so persistent that that tho | bo was sent away to the Central Station in custody. He speaks of tho Penitentiary as ' home.' "
iped out the
figure, and gave it to the gentleman, who seemed perfectly satisfied. ' Whenever he saw strangers to whom he'showed the picture, he said, " Hero you see a picture by Vemet, with St. Jerome In the cavo." "But wo cannot see the saint," replied tho visitors. " Ex-cume me, gentlemen," anmwered tha peamcmeor, " he im there; for I have seen him standing at the entrance, and afterwards farther back; and am therefore quits sura that he i»ia iL"
l;rn.e Civilities.—Take a few cmta, fo show iiu« many lewer incvnrtnitucca are neodlumaly and endured. It mu#; have fallen to every nun. mmoktr m vkyMitncc. at wine time or other, to have beau half mtukd, and driven, pcrhapm, from carriage to carriage by *uao culkua lovtr of tobacco, who bam dclibvwtoly ebwLU a " nvt-aw^ing," mnd wfumca to budge. Tobacvolma mado a largo portion of man. kino been; their mtia*hnc*m preys upon their "own mines (or let am aopj thai it Uwas), una inakca their neighbour* si J; any en**. Turn, again, how many have suffered m ribs or faco from an awkwardly, carried umbrclh MedT who have acquired the dlmfremming luW: uf rcniiag In themtreetaara muecial delinquents oa tiya seen. One of these threading^ cruuued thuryir£n::.r<\ with his umbrella protruding tight qpd huAzuaul, 6dkes a pause, engroawl with his piper, and jobs lihJnWu-.ira neighbour in the eye; he tuius roUDu ;o ap4y_'ii»-and hits the man at his
mido A slinging blow in ihfribt The amount of ill-will caused in a twclvcmuutA by a mimmanagmd umbrella must bo perfectly incalculable. Railway eompiuwa and olhtrm who open only one pay-srindow wbcm twenty are needed, neccmsitaRng the tonnating of rotation* *««*&, have mudrtoanmwer fee. Then, too, hovi utterly uniaeilng is the conduct of the youth who rushes at the queue, which has just succeeded in arranging itself with great courtesy and punctilio, breaks in before bis time, and without the least excuse, sets a score of hearts burning, and a score of hands itching to punch his head. A small civilitv which is momctimem paid to Lidiem, but am often acglected, consists in shutting the carriage door when vou have got oiy, and left a lady mitting by iL holding her Uress to prevent its being trapped.— Social JUtutc.
,. Advice.—If people were to attend to everybody'm kind advice they would never get on in this world.
Ikaod/atiox.—we too frequently build up tho character* of other men out of the rotten materials of our own imaginations.
Fatueb BaKOurrmp.— Wo have all heard of a man^s character being correctly tola by his handwriting; but in Paris ."a wise man" ham just died v(ho used to unfold the vices and virtues of a man by the manner in which he walked down him boots. Another of his peculiar talents warn an extraordinary, faculty of foretelling the weather, which a highly organised nervous system enabled him to do far in advance. Gardeners and florist* would frequently tomm from a considerable distance to consult hun, end , #ardy:were his prognostications faldfled. He warn thus gtmerapv known by tbo tUrivmi of Pare Baromctre. •—LiUtrfivm Parti. t :. • J •/>'«/
DECLINED WITH THANKS.
At tho great International Exhibition of 1862, erne vcrvreccontric offers of contributions were made o Her Majesty's Commissioners. The smallest con-which they had the pleasure of declining
oldest piece of bread in thm world. It had been purchased by his father sixty years before, when wheat was selling at a guinea the bushel, with the intention of preserving it us a specimen of vciy dear bread. A lady sent a large sheet of cardboard, on which only black marks were visible, without any outline that could be understood. She wroto :—" This, gentlemen, is done with charcoal—charcoal, no drawing-pencil, simply charred wood. I want it exhibited to show to tho world that woman's mind is superior to circum-
mu peri or to Michael Angelo." The Commissioners sent it back with tbo curt remark," With thanks ; but
Tun Poweu of Music.—One of the most singular instances of tbo power of music is that of Senwino, who was to perform on a London stage the character of a tyrauL Tho celebrated Ferine 111 sustained that of an oppressed prince. Farinelli, who had been giving concerts in the country, arrived only a few hour* before tho representation, and tho unfortunate hero and the cruel tyqiut saw one another for the first time on the stage. When Farinelli came to his first air, he sang it with such expression, that the poor tviant, utterly forgetting himself, threw himself upon his neck and repeatedly embraced him.
Artificial Babies. — ArtiBcial {babies were invented in 187-1 for the use of ladies who, when travelling, wish to mecure tho solo ujo of a compartment of a railway carriage. "Common travelling infantm, yielding intermittent cries of fear, and capable of being put into pocket, 10s.; second class, crying not too loudly, but.lamentably and insupportnbly, 20a.-, third clasa, full mquallerm, with a very piercing and aggravating voice of five octaves, £2; the same arranged am a prompt repeater, £2 6a.; fifth class, first quality, capable of continued squalling, £3. These babies can not only be set going in a moment (am indeed can moat living ones), but thoy can also be stopped am quickly, which the natural ones cannoL"
A Txluso SrncH.—A story used to bo told of an old Irish member of Parliament who at the first election after the great Reform Bill wad informed that hia new constituents were not to be mddrcmsed in the rough and really language which had done well enough before. On the hustings accordingly he began: " Gentlemen, I appear before you—" But hire he broke down, and could not, though he tried more than once, get a word further on Sa him speech. Him came seemed desperate, for the " gentlemen were beginning to laugh, when, snatching a big staff but of a bymtander'a hand, he waved it round him bead, am if berwece at the entrance of a fair, M Here Lam' again, you blackguardm!" He warn received with thunders of applause, and in hia old fashion #&,*, post tolling mpeech. ^ ^
VARIETIES. ,
Baax. Ga^ET.—Her grief im real who grievem when uo one im near.
Ba Ho* mm*.—Make yourself an honest man, and thT* **ld*"*^ ** mure that there im one rascal lemm in
Bm Son*hues Btnrn.—If you wish to weeene bar-
monv in your family the great mecret Jiem in being sometimes bbnd to the things you do not care to see, and deaf to things you do not care to bear.
Beactt.—Nothing i» arbitrary, nothing is isolated in beauty. It depends for ever on the necessary and useful. The plumage of the bird, the mimic plumage of the insect, ham a reason for its rich colours in the constitution of the animal. Fitness is so inseparable mi accomplishment of beauty that it has ' * *
Tna Wire's Co-orravnox. _ No prospered in the world without the co-operation of km wife. If she unites in mental endeavouA, or lewards hit labours with an endearing smile, with what confidence will he resort to his merchandise ,Vr bis farm, fly over the land, sail over the seas, meet difficulty and encounter danger, if be knows he is neA spending strength in vain, that his labour will be reiaided by the sweets of home.
OuAjroma.—It is said that th^iwcet orCpbia orange was first brought into Europe froh»-Chi*a by tho Por-tugumme In 1*47, and, faMher, that the original whence all the European orange-trees of this class have been produced is, or at least was e few years ago, preserved st Lisbon in one of the gardens of the nobility. But tho first mention of oranges in England is of much earlier date, for it is recorded that I ±90 Edward I.'s queen bought from the cargo of a Spanish ship which came to Portsmouth various fruits, among whiob were seven oaangem (fkeem * s,#fv).
A Goon Wife.—A good wife is the greotcst'earthly bleeming. A *ifm never makem a greater mistake than when she endeavours to coerce her husband with other wespons than those of love and affection. Those weapons are a sure pull if he has anything human left in him. Forbear mutual upbruidings. It is the mother who moulds the character and destiny of her child am to the exteriors, therefore let calmness, peace, affection, and firmness rule her conduct towards her children. Children are arfat imitators; whether they have memM*** or peaedtol mothers, they are generally sure to learn from the examples set before them. And thus the consequent joy or sorrow is transferred to other families, therefore lot mothers take heed to their conduct. It is not possible to exercise too much judgment and prudence before entering on married life. Be sure that the affections on both tides are so perfectly intertwined, t£at the two form as it were one
Asciext Don am.—The doors of the sncicnt Egyp-tiaum were made of wood like theme of tha present day, and stained in the same way, to imitate foreign and rare woods. They turned on pins of metal, and were secured inmide by barm ami bolts. Some aaactly resembled the front folding do*r« of an old inn, tho " Had Houmm," at Ben well, pu2ltd down a few yrars | ago, having bolts above and below, and a bar placed j across from one wall to another; but in many in- j stances wooden locks secured them like it, by passing over the centre at the junction of the two folds. Owe of the most striking differences between ancient doors and our own warn that those of the Greeks opened out-ward to the mtrcet, mo that thay were obliged to strike on tho inmide before they opened IL to warn persons Xiasming to kmepat a distance. Thomo of LiEgyp-tiaiis and thm Romans, both inner doors of rwwmm and mtrcet doors, opened inwardly like our own doerm, and • they ware forbidden to open a street door outwardly except by mpecial permission.
Lifb ix Sieuua Leone.—The labouring people of both saxes are generelly very erecL and walk with what in a white man would bo a swsgger, but in them, with their free limbs, is merely a graceful independence. The business men hare toe business man'm nsnml mtoop, methodical "talk, and mtoady look, and generally carry an umbrella and wear a broad hat. These natives are usually very strong, and somo of them are magnificently shaped, especially the women. Almost all the overland transportation is dona on human headm, thmre being only three hormcm i& tho entire colony. A woman w&U walk into town at a good pace from mllee in the country, with a child mwiugingat her back and from thirty to marenty pouudm of prc^pce on her barnd. carrying heraclf am wall, and showing am little fatigue am an average American or English woman would after a mila'm uumnenm. bercd stroll. What the menaurCSrnTiausxtrnoidi-nary. The children to aWfit eight years old wear little—very often nothing at $1L
Goose at MautinmaS.—Tho French have been esking thammelvem why the^ mat goome mt Martinmam. It would seem that the bird if roasted- for services rendered to the Church. SL Martin lived in a monas-tory, having really mnd truly renounced the world and all its vanities, when the bishopric of Tours becamo vacant. Forthwith the people came to offer the mitre to St. Martin, who refused iL being, in his own opinion, unworthy of mo high an honour. Of oourse the people were of a different opinion; but the saint was quite in earnest, and at length lea away and hid himself to mmcmpe ferthmr moHHtatfon. A rigorou; meureh wee instituted, which however seem id destined to remain fruitlws, till somo geese, which bad ap-parently joined In iL met up a prttematuraDyioud cackling outaide a mtable. It did mot at 8mt sight appear a likely place in nhich to flnd tha holy man; ! and yet there he warn, and fmtunately no longer die- | pomed to remimL So him thay made himhop, and the geese they rooked—by which everybody was satis*ed. ; And the dmecendanta of the geeae hava ever mince been especially remembered ou tha Hihof November, the
Octwittino Ot-twittzrs.—Among the hill-tribes of tho Anglo-Indian frontier cunning is quite as highly asteemed am personal "^irowemm, and thero im ample foundation for the native proverb that" It u , easier to find snow in summer than to outwit a Kbykreo." But even themo ma^mrm of mtrelagem ; occasionally meet their match, as the following adventure, told in the words of its hero, a Hindoo trader, sufficiently shows: " When I started to go from Pe'hawur to Herat, I knew that 1 could not expect to pass the mountoina without meeting a robber or two, i and I made my preparations accordingly. I laid out all my money in movaral large diamonds, which 1 bound round my head in a moiled rag, made to look like the bandage of a wound. Then I put on the raggedcet clothea I could geL and leaded a donkey with loavea uf spiced bread, such am thm mountaineers liko, putting a good dumm of opium ia avery loaf; and away I went, driving my beast before me. It was not long before I fell in with half a dozen ghnrumtauyt \ (brigamlm), who naver troubled themmdvee about me, : swing wbrnta miserable objeet I looked, but flew at : once upon the bread and devoured it alL Tha opium was not long in producing Itm c&*L and mm soon , as they were all fast asleep I set to work and . took what money they had, packed all their weapona i and tho best of their clothes upon my donkey, and
llisimo PnovEiins.—The power of money is alluded , to in the proverbs of every nation, but only a Ben- , galeo would think of mylng, " One could buy ouemelf = tips'* eyem if one had only money;" or, when io a . ddflculty. of declaring it was am hard to do " aa to kill , maven auakcm with one mtreka." "Oldmervmnta and old rice are best" is a kind of Hindoo proverb ro- 1 minding oa that fldelity im now unknown in the Earn*. ' In many Indian proverbs wm find that half-humorous i observation of the habitm of aniiuals which we might expert in the authors of so many fable-books. They ' may of a hypocrite, " Tho crane Im a choice mzlmt,* refmmng to Uw sanctimonious gravity with which thut bird waits for its prey. A terrible phaso of Hindoo life « muggemfmd br a curiaum Bengalee pro-verb that saym a man in a tiger's mouth is not so mu- h afmid of the Ugmr"# l$eth am of the jungle he im going to, meaning that even in tho presence of great cala-mitiem small future ones mam more terrible. An equmBy.crnal enemy of the Hindoo ia alluded to in the following prudent proverb—" What! Dwell in the water and quarrel with the crocodile P" Here is a proverb Hindoo all over—" The snake-clmrmer du bear the snake sneeze," intimating that a man understands the business on which ho is always engaged. And here am two more—" I won't give you the water b."and"Thepin.flmh gocm on Mhngmtotbehaudmofahadcook." Thepin-flmhim a great delicacy, and the proverb means that a clever person can never be understood bv a fooL
Reasox.—We do not altogether like tho clearness of reason, notwithstanding our professions to the con-
Rioht Education.—Look to education; take care that it be of tho right kind, and you need have no misgivings about the future.
Am every thread of gold is valuable, so ia every minuto of time; and aa it would be great folly to shoe horses —aa Nero did—with gold, mo it ia to spend time in trifle*.—i/inon.
He meldomliveefrugaUy who livea by chance. Hope
If alwaya liberal, and they that trust hoe promisee make little scruple of revelling to-day on the profits of to-morrow.—Jaknton.
VocnjE.—-We all have our idea* of justice, integ-rityr purity, am* benovolccce, and we cannot estimate their value to us. We may end do fall for short of them
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habit of going to church? Poor Cabby (faintly).— "" " ~ " ly)—I've druv a
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*» mo end yoa'm bin a laying of our "honey on me free ! And Mowed if I ain't bin an' giv 'aiY-a-crown-for it! Well, what then ?—Why, it'm ah about a blcomin'poeal
A , DovBTrci Recoxwexoatiox. — Brown: The ' concern's as mfe as the Bank.—Jones: Comfarisoaa are odious.
Pnoor that Bcssia's Advahce is ferorran re CrvrKAL A Mia.—General Kauffmann dates from Task-
kept at the Royal Mint;- but it is not, pcrhxps, generally known that at this season of. the year they sre nicknamed " Mint-Spiem," however, even in joke, naturally makes them a uttlo crusty.
An Evasivs Answer.—The Bishop of London's ' sltention having been called to tho fact that several clergymen's names appeared am directors of tl:e New Co-operative Society in Long-acre, these reverend eantlemm have excused themselves, wo undcrstaj^ by staling that their share of the board's work wo*# be purely "clerical" -
MiCoxNoissmcam.—Dot coot whuskoy 1! Dun tasted!!! Dngal: So did I too, also,'never no more!!
A Fowi. Joxe.—When is the most sluggish and broody of hens most likely to achieve the laying of an egg?—When she is in earnest (her-nest).
New Wixb is Olh Botti.es.—Facetious old party: . How keg do yon mmy that wine ham baau bottleiL waiter?—Waiter: Fourteen years, sir. Facetious old party: Lor, 1 didn't know flies would live as long as that. Waiter: Flies, sir ?—Facetious old party: Yea, I mean that one kicking about in the bottle. [Waiter collapses.]
(Frem Funny Folii.)
No Bones Amour It.—An order has been issued for tho introduction into tho Prussian arsmv of a new kind of drum with metal " drumsticks.'' Aunty Towzer wonders what poor German chickens will find to do with their legs now ?
Qvbek.—Clocks are wound up to make them go, companies mako them stop. In the latter case it is, of
The Ri le of Thhee.—When Julius C*rmr enjoyed not only the Dictatorial);, but the Empire of " Europe. Amia, and Afriom," him " vmsmel of State" might truly be called a threeasmsfsr.
CnauamoH ar Lamr.—A funeral pyre Im being arectad by Profameor Gorini near "London. We do not learn the site, but the professor would probably select Sydenham or Muswoll-hill to give effect to his fyrse-teehnics.
Misical.—Aunt Towzer rather posed the pianist the other evrnftig by begging him to play trust Riviere-lutionary eoutorlo, " the Cormaguile of
A married lady compbiinod that her husband had ill-used her. Her father, hearing iL boxed her ears.—Tell him," said tha father. " that if he beats my daughter, I will beat his wife."
A young man asked a young lady her age, and she replied : " 6 tiinea 7 and 7 times 3 added to my age, will exceed 6 times 9 and 4. as double my age seems '.JO." —The young man maid he thought she looked much
A sportsman in Richmond, Virginia, recentl y mistook the red turban of a coloured lady, which he a&w moving about through the braechea, for a large robin, and lodged a charge of shot in iL The supposed robin promptly retaliated with a brick.
" Here, waiter," said a gentleman, as he was about leaving an hotel, " hare's a shilling for you. I give it to you because you have attended to my fire so welL" —" Thanks, your honour! May you lire long, and may I have the making of your firem hereafter f
bir Boyle Roche, once writing a letter of condolence t^tho widow of a deceased oounty member of Parliament, said, "I cannot tell you how pained I was to hear that your husband bad gone to heavmn. We were bosom friends; but new we shall never mad
What dogs are these. Jasper T' inquired a gcntl* man of a lad who was dragging a couple of waspish-lookigg temerm along Regan! street, Edinburgh.—* k diuaa ken, sir," replied the urchin; "they came wilt, tha Datotriae ooach, aud thay rnto tha direction, and dinna ken whaur to gang."
A facetious contemporary mays that the greatest run of luck on record Im that of a cigar-dealmr. whu. within the last three months, bam laharited a fortune, drawn a Kg lottery nrime. found mevcu thoumaal pounds buried in the cellar of his house, and lost his mother-in-law.
A rather grand and dramatic style of expression esma to a sudden collapee lu court tha other day. Ai indignant witness exclaimed—"The first timo that i ever did much a dishonourable act I would blow oat my bruins, sir."—" Very good," said Q.C., "aW what would you do the second timo ?"
A gentleman warn In treaty with a hormedaeler for the purchase of a mara, but could not agreo by leu pouudm. Neat morning, however, he hamtened to lb-stahle yard. wbura the Mrst perwn ha m t was tb-groem.—"blaster up, Joe?' said he—"No, master bedead." said Joe; " but ha left word for you to ha* o
Mrs. Mulfin (after a thirty miles' ride by cvprcss): "Mufbn. therem something wrong; tho passengers sre getting out the wrong side."—Muffin : •• Whe. don t you see you arm riding with your lack .to tL, \mngine. Its all right."—Mrs. Mu@n: " LwftoUN engine! tf I d known it what a head-achy I mheald have had."
" Who is he ? said a passer-by to a policeman, wh» was endeavouring to raise mu intoxicated individual who had fallen into tho gutter.—" Can t may. sir," replied tho policeman; "he can't give an account of himself."—" Of course not," said the other. •• how eaa jrou uireau account frum & man who ham lomt his
Cp in Scotland the other day a gallant young maa drew a pretty young girl ««»-*rds him and"kissed her. and juat at that moment a beam fell from the floor above to tha spot where she was standing before. The mtory ham spread like wLdflre, hod the - ki**,,;... Imssem " throughout the country generally are now continually being snatched from imaginary dangema.
A lady of whom ill-natured things have been said, but. who gives pleasant little parties, to which gentlemen arc always glad to go, invited her doctor tha other evening. The doctor is married, and naturally went alone.—" Why did your wife not come with yon. doctor ?" asked the lady.— ' For two reasons, madam," replied the doctor; "the second is she has a bad
A country editor, in acknowledging the gift of a peck of potatoes, says: "It is kindnesses like tbcea that bring tearm to our eyma. One peek of potato* makes the whole world kin. We have trusted im Provwlsm^and 1h*m Im our reward. Wo would likn a little kindling wood and soma good turnips, but that would be asking too much, so we will try to do without them."
A traveller who had been newly robbed inquired af the first gentleman he met, who warn almoin a melancholy humour (a cause having lately gona against him), where he might fled a justice of peace, to whom the gentleman replied—" \ ou ask for two thing* together, which singly and severally are not to ba had. I neither know where jtutic* is, nor yet when yt±e* is to be found."
" Madam," said a husband to his young wife in a little altercation, which will spring up in the best regulated families, - when a man and his wife hare quarrelled, and each considers the other at faalL which of the two ought to advance towards reconciliation f"—" The bait natured aud wiser of the two," said the w,ife. putting up her mouth for a kiss, which was given with unction.
A comical instance of a man playing upon his own name sprang out of abment-miudednems. Sir Thomae Strantte, calling at a frienu'a hou*. warn desired to
vant am ignorant am before.