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JAtttJAR-5? 16, 1853.] fflE LEADER. • 57
The counsel for Dr. Achilli will show ca...
Earl Granville was thrown while hunting ...
Southampton haH boon tho scone of a nove...
Whatever may be said to the contrary, th...
The Magdalena, from the West Indies, arr...
An odd marriage was celebrated on Monday...
Tho Braeinar carrier, Alexander Grant, w...
The Duke Of Wellington Has, It Is Unders...
tions of the Provostship he will find that dignified and congenial repose which we trust he may live long to enjoy , to his own happiness , and to the advantage of Eton . *
Jatttjar-5? 16, 1853.] Ffle Leader. • 57
JAtttJAR-5 ? 16 , 1853 . ] fflE LEADER . 57
The Counsel For Dr. Achilli Will Show Ca...
The counsel for Dr . Achilli will show cause against the rule nisi obtained last term by the counsel for Dr .. Newman . Sir Frederick Thesiger , Sir Fitzroy Kelly , and Mr . Ellis are retained by Dr . Achilli ; Sir A . Cockburn , Mr . Sergeant Wilkins , Mr . Bramwell , Mr . Badeley , and Mr- Joseph Atkinson , by Dr . Newman . A respectable contemporary somewhat one-sidedly protests that Dr . Newman ' s persistence . in this case is calculated to bring scandal upon religion . We do not know to what religion our contemporary refers , but we think it more just and more generous to give Dr . Newman credit for no motives of personal animosity or glorification , but rather for a sincere and earnest desire to clear the honour of his Church involved in the issue
of the trial ; and the decided opinion of his counsel , no less than the general voice of Westminster Hall , renders him sanguine of a result favourable at once to the interests of religion , morality , and justice .
Earl Granville Was Thrown While Hunting ...
Earl Granville was thrown while hunting near VVoburn Abbey , on Thursday week , and his collar -bone was broken . The Earl of Stair died at Oxenfoord Castle , on Monday , long known a 9 Sir John Dalrymple , and a hearty Liberal , when it was unsafe to be a Liberal , the Earl of Stair never forsook the good old cause , but was always ready to help in the time of need . He was in his 82 ad year when he died . Sir James Graham attended hia office at the Admiralty on Saturday for the-first time . Letters from Nice inform us that Lord Demnan has suffered a paralytic stroke ; but he is expected to recover . Franklin Pierce is the y oungest man who has ever been elected President . He is 48 years of age . Washington , John Adams , Jefferson , Maddison , Monroe , John Quincy Adams , and Van Buren , were each 58 ; Jackson , 62 ; Harrison , 68 : Taylor , 66 : and Polk , 49 .
Catherine Hayes gave her first concert at San Francisco on the 30 fch of ITovember . " The house was crowded with a brilliant audience , " says the San Francisco Whiff ! Mrs . Harriett Beecher Stowe , the authoress of * " Uncle Tom ' s Cabin , " has accepted an invitation to visit England " free of expense . " Sir Thomas Mitchell , the Surveyor General of New South Wales , haa brought home a diamond , weighing three quarters of a carat , found at the Ophir diggings , west of Bathurst . Some time ago the F rench papers paraded a statement that a General Ry binski , in the name of the Poles in France , had offered , in the most servile manner , the services of his countrymen to the new Emperor-usurper . It turns out that this General Rybinski is the last man who
should have dared so to act . We have before us the protest of the Polish Democratic Committee against his conduct . Rybinski ' s behaviour in the revolt of 1831 is shown to have been treacherous in the extreme ; and every possible pretext for his authority to speak in the name of the Poles is clearly taken away . The parade made of the matter in France seriously injured the success of the Polish ball ; and wo are glad to do the Poles in England the justice of showing that with Bybinski they have no connexion . Madame D'Arusmont , well known as Miss Francos Wright , died , at Cincinnati , on the 14 th of December . She first obtained notice by ah eloquent littlo book , entitled , " A Few Days in Athens . " It is a story , contrasting the philosophy of the schools of Epicurus and Zeno ; written with all the fervor of romance , and much of the accuracy
of reality . Subsequentl y , she published a book , , " Views of Society and Manners in America , " which was oho of tho most popular books on tho subject of that day . After a stay of throe years in Paris , she went to America , and bought a farm at Tennessee . She purchased negroes , gave them their liberty , and directed their labours on the farm , but her health failed , and she was obliged to give up tho project . Tho negroes wore sent off to Hayti at her expense . Ilcr career afterwards , as a Socialist lecturer , through tho United States , was very remarkable Her last book was entitled , " England , tho Civilizcr , " published in London . At tho timo of her death , Madamo D'Arusmont was fifty-Hovon years of ago . She was a tall , handsome woman , with a commanding bearing ; her manners and conversation wero extremely fascinating , and as a roformer of an advanced school , bIio haa exercised a groat influonco on tho progress of tho race .
Southampton Hah Boon Tho Scone Of A Nove...
Southampton haH boon tho scone of a novelty in tho way of banquets—a steam banquet , to colobrato tho connexion of tho General Scrow Steam-ship Company with Southampton . To this banquet wero invited tho chief men of oil tho groat steam companies . After tho loyal toants , Sir Alexander Cockbura ropliod to " HerMajesty s Ministers ;" others for tho Army and Navy ; and the Lord-Lieutenant of tho countv . Thou , " Tho General Stoam Navigation "Company" drank to tho " Peninsular and Oriental Company , " and tho Peninsular and Oriental
returned tho cornplitnont in tho spirit in which a matron would propose tho health of a promising child . Then the two companies united to drink tho houlth of the " Itoyal Mail Stoam Navigation Company j" and finally , this company combined witli the Wo othora in jovial good wishes for tho prosperity of tho " Ocean Steam Navigation Company " By iuo mouth , of its representative , Mr . Croskoy , the Amoricah CoiihuI , thifl company fraternized with the three others . Mr . Oroskey " could not forgot" that " as from the port of Southamp ton tho Maj / flow ^ r went with the first p ' hrrimH to the New World , no it was to Southampton that the first AmeruranBteainer came across tho Atlantic . " At Uio conclusion ot Mr . Oroskoy'u epoech
the four companies drank the health of the " Australasian , Pacific , Australian , and African Steam Navigation Com-Eanies" in a coalition toast . " Tbe whole passed off most armoniously . We understand the directors of the London and North-Western Railway are taking measures to apply to their trains the best practical communication between the guard and driver . The Northern Boards of Guardians , meeting at Manchester , have resolved to urge on Mr . Baines the total and immediate repeal of the amended prohibitory order issued by Sir John Trollope . Malt tax repeal , as of bid , has its rustic supporters ; but now they propose to " waive differences of opinion , " and exert themselves for its abolition . A meeting of farmers adopting this view was held on Saturday at Norwich .
At a meeting of the Council of the Tenant Eight League , held in Dublin on" Tuesday , a resolution , " unequivocally condemning" the conduct of Mr . Keogb and Mr . Sadleir , in accepting office , was agreed to , after a gallant stand made by Dr . M'Knight , of Belfast , and others , in defence of the gentlemen condemned without trial . At the first ballot for rights of choice on the Conservative Land Society ' s estates , on the 8 th instant , at the offices in Norfolk-street , one hundred uncompleted shareholders in Middlesex , Surrey , Hertfordshire , Kent , Essex , Suffolk , Sussex , Herefordshire , Berkshire , Nottinghamshire , Warwickshire , and Derbyshire , were fortunate in the drawing , and will shortly have to select their allotments . Fifty shareholders have the same privilege by seniority of membership , besides one hundred completed shareholders .
In the Bail Court , on Wednesday , Mr . Justice Erie stated that , in conformity with the practice adopted by his predecessor in all cases of verdicts against acceptors of bills of qflchange , and makers of promissory notes , and drawers of cheques , execution would issue in four days , but where the parties were only secondarily liable , execution would not issue for fourteen ^ ays , as those parties might be unexpectedly called upon to pay .
Whatever May Be Said To The Contrary, Th...
Whatever may be said to the contrary , the warfare of surprises is not yet over in Kafirland . Two British officers , with small detachments , were surprised in the early days of November by rebel Hottentots : one had to run for his life , leaving ten horses and five guns in the hands of the enemy ; the other stood his ground . Oxen had been carried away in sight of the troops at Keiskamma Hoik ; and the names of Kat River , Fish River , and Committees Drift , where spoors ( tracks ) have been found , show that the enemy infests his old quarters . General Cathcart was in the Orange Sovereignty , whither he had gone to " settle disputes , " not to make war .
Telegraphic despatches from Trieste announce that Pegu was taken on the 21 st of November , and will be annexed . The campaign may be considered at an end , unless the Burmese government should invade our new territory , which they will probably do . In such a case we should march on Ava . It is stated that Sacramento , lately destroyed by fire , was in great part rebuilt within a fortnight after the fatal catastrophe . San . Francisco had nobly helped in the rebuilding .
The Magdalena, From The West Indies, Arr...
The Magdalena , from the West Indies , arrived at Southampton on Saturday . Eight of her crew had died of yellow fever . No fewer than sixty of the crew of H . M . S . Dauntless had died . The fever was committing frightful ravages in some of the colonies ; but especially among the shipping . As tho last death on board the Magdalena occurred more than ten days from the date of her arrival , she escaped quarantine j but another man died on Saturday . The Fallas , 60 , Russian frigate , having undergone a thorough refit , was towed out of this harbour to Spithead on Monday evening after sunset . She has been supplied with a patent diving apparatus by Messrs . Hoinke * , of Great Portland-street , London . On Wednesday last , a gentleman from tho firm came dowM and tried it before the officers and crow , some of whom wero instructed in tho uso of it with tho improvements made by Mr . Heinkd The trial gave great satisfaction , and tho invention seems a most important and invaluablo one for submarine
operations . Oalignani ' s Messenger gives tho following account of M . Raousset-Boulbon , who is at tho head of tho adventurers who have entered tho Mexican province of Sonora : — " M . do Raousset Boulbon was a few vcara ago a brilliant member of tho fashionable world in Paris . Having lost port of his fortune , ho went with tho remainder to tako jfart in the colonisation of Algeria . Homo unfortunate speculations thero completed bin ruin . Ifo then Hot out for California , where ho hoped to find new occasions for re-establishing bin fortune . M . Raousset-Houlbon is about thirty . fivo or thirty-six years of age , of remarkable
intelligence and warm imagination ; of an active , bold , and chivalrous character ; possessing , in fact , all the qualities which can render him , as a chief of partisans , successful in an enterprise to which ho haH attached bis name . It is stated that the head of tho family of M . llaoiisset- 'HouIbon was tho illegitimate son of a prince of the 11 ouse of Bourbon , and that bo had been authorised to bear il , n name . Subsequently one of his hoirs received a considerable Hum of inonoy to induce him to reriounco the name of tbe houHo which occupied the throne of France , and ho satisfied the desire that bad boon expresnod by simply changing his name lVom Kourbon to Houlbon . "
A quontioii now universally asked in every society in Paris ( sa ^ H a correspondent of tho Daily JNtiws ) in , " llavu you noon the broken window P" Thin refers to an lu-aidont of a very ordinary naturo , followed , however , by an infinitely improlmblo result , which occurred a few days since in tho Rue do la Hourso . M . Molioro , a bootmaker , at No . — in that street , ban bud fortune " thrust upon him" by a cart knocking against his shop-window . Rather late at night , a restive horse barked a cart against the iron shutters of the Hhop-iront , with uuch force , that a pane of plnt (} -glttHfl immediately behind tho part struck wuo crooked into
thousands of splinters . M . Moliere ' s first care was to secure the address of the owner of the horse and cart , and in the morning he was about to send for a glazier , whose bill he would have charged to the person responsible for the trespass upon his property ; but this window was cracked in such a manner as no window ever was before , and M . Moliere observed that every passer-by in the street stopped to look at it , and exclaimed , " Itow curious !" " How extraordinary I" During the whole day , a crowd was collected in front of the house . It then occurred to M . Moliere that since his broken window appeared to possess such attractions for the public , it might answer
his purpose to make the public- pay for the gratification of their curiosity . Accordingly , he put up his outside shutter , and charged one franc per head for admission to his shop . Visitors flocked to the exhibition , and in a few hours the fame of it spread far and wide . Not a single particle of the glass has fallen out , but the cracks radiating from the centre with wonderful regularity , are so numerous , that the pane presents the appearance of a gigantic cobweb . Seen from the interior of the shop by gas-light , it reflects the prismatic colours with extraordinary brilliancy , and may be compared to a peacock ' s tail . A speculator has offered the enormous sum of 4000 francs for the purchase of the fragile property , and the offer has been refused . M . Moliftre calculates that he shall receive that sum in
francs from Parisians alone , and afterwards the pane may be removed in its iron frame , and carried round the provinces . This event has made more sensation than any other that has occurred in Paris since New Year ' s-day . The excitement is on the increase . Crowds , too poor to pay the admission money , stand about the house to talk over the story , and mathematical students in the Quartier Latin are working problems , in the confident tope of finding how to crack another window in the same way . Poor France !
The eruption of Mount Etna , which had nearly subsided , has recommenced with renewed vigour since the 9 th ult . Accounts of the 14 th and 15 th state that violent detonations occur from time to time , and that the lava increases daily .
An Odd Marriage Was Celebrated On Monday...
An odd marriage was celebrated on Monday at the church of St . Peter ' s , Walworth . In King ' s-row , Walwortb , a small building , ordinarily used as a cooper ' s shop , is occasionally occupied as a sort of chapel by a congregation akin to the followers of the late Johanna Southcote . The leader of this band , an elderly woman named Vaughan , deemed it advisable to become betrothed to a young man named Peacock , said to be one of the priesthood of the above sect . Accordingly on Monday morning , about 11 o ' clock , a procession was formed and set in motion towards St . Peter ' s Church . Some of the men wore jackets of light
material , others a species of coronet , and several singular looking caps , while around the waist and across the shoulders of some were polished leather and other bands and belts , inscribed with , apparently , cabalistic and zodiacal characters . The women , about twelve in number , were attired in white , with various singular decorations , and from the head of each depended long showy veils . In this singular procession were borne sixteen various banners , comprising the standard of England , the union jack , one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel , one of the sun , and one of the moon and stars . In the midst of this was a sort
of she p herd's crook , and the bridegroom , who , together with his venerable companion , headed the procession , boro on bis shoulder -a species of mace , surmounted by a crimson velvet cap with gold fringe . On reaching tbe church-porch the bridal party were compelled , by order of the minister , to deposit their flags , Ac . The Rev . F . F . Statham , tho incumbent , performed the marriage ceremony , and tho entry in tho register at the vestry was , " John Clearlight Peacock Peacock , aged « ' 5 O years , married to Elizabeth Fairlighfc Vaughan , aged 00 years . " A t tlio conclusion tho brido conversed very freely with tho rov . minister , whom she urgently endeavoured to convert , declaring that it had been revealed to her that sho was to introduce Shiloh to tho world . Tho procession then departed in tho sumo order as it arrived , amid the hooting , laughter , and jeering of the assembled crowd .
Tho Braeinar Carrier, Alexander Grant, W...
Tho Braeinar carrier , Alexander Grant , was overtaken by a violent snowstorm on tho Cairnwoll , and , finding it impossible to proceed from tbe drifting hiiow , he locked up his van and took his horse from tho carriage , and retraced bis steps to tho Hpital Inn . This h « did with much difficulty . 1 To called his dog to follow , ami did not miss him until ho arrived at tho inn . Alter a diligent search no dog was to be found ; but on the Monday following , Mr . Grant went with assistance to got bis cart , dug out of the snow , when , to bin astonishment , be found his faithful dog alive and in charge of tho van , having watched it two days and two nights . — - / VW 7 * Courier . The ohesnut-trco called " Tbe 20 th of March , " in tho garden of the Tuileriea , in nearly in leaf ; in tho garden of tbe Luxembourg thero are several roue-trees in full bearwonio
ing as in tbe spring ; and at the Jardin dos I'liunes of tbe nbnond-treeH are in flower . Tho mildness of fcho present winter renders the following oniimonition of mild winters of some interest : —Jn the winter of 1172 the trees were covered with leaves , and in January tho birds wero Heoii to build their nests . In 1281 > thero was no winter ; the temperature was ho springlike at CbriHlinas , that tho young girls of Cologne wore violets and sprmg flowers ( luiing the festivities of that part of tho year . In 1421 ( be trees were in / lower in March , and the vines in April .
Kino ohorrien wore gathered in May . In lof . H , December and January behold the gardens vanegatod with bloom . Jn l /> 72 this leaves appeared on tho trees , and birds built their nests in February . In ifiHfi the same phenomena were seen at the name " season . In 1007 , 1 ( 509 , and 1 ( 517 , there was scarcely any winter . In 1 ( 551 ) there waH neither biiow nor frost . In 1722 the month of January wan bo warm , ovon in the north of % ( Jormany , that thero wa « no oeennion to light the stoves , and all tho triWH Wero in flower in tho month of February . In 1807 there wan Beurcoly any winter .
Leader (1850-1860), Jan. 15, 1853, page 9, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/l/issues/cld_15011853/page/9/