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man , entered hastily , and , after a cordial greeting on both sides , they remained in lively conversation for some minutes . Presently Lord Brougham made his way down to the Throne , and after him the Marquis of Lansdowne , both of whom shook hands with M . Thiers with the utmost apparent heartiness . The historian of the " Consulate and the Empire" remained only for a short time in the House , but during his brief stay he appeared to have eyes for every member present and every feature of their lordships' noble hall . —Morning Chronicle . The Marquis of Salisbury , as lord-lieutenant of the county of Middlesex , gave a grand entertainment on Saturday at his mansion in Arlington-street , to a very numerous body of noblemen and gentlemen in the commission of the peace for that county , and to the colonel and officers of the county militia .
The inhabitants of Edinburgh intend to take advantage of the presence of Lord Gough in Edinburgh in August , on his way to his shooting-quarters at Corriemony , Tnverness-shire , to invite him to a public entertainment , at which the Lord Provost is to preside . The Earl of Balcarres , who last year established his claim to the Earldom of Crawford , in the Peerage of Scotland , and whose title in that peerage is now " the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres , " though his lordship sits in the House of Peers only as Baron Wigan , has presented a petition to her Majesty , praying that he may be declared and adjudged to be entitled to the ancient honour and dignity of Duke of Montrose . The petition has been referred to the committee for privileges .
A rector in one of the midland counties lately sent a letter to the Duke of Wellington , begging a subscription towards the restoration and repair of his church . " F . M . the Duke , " in declining to give anything , says : — " There is not a church , chapel , glebe-house , school , or even a pagoda , built from the North to the South Pole , or within the utmost limits of the earth , to which he is not called upon to contribute . " Immediately upon receipt of the epistle the rector was offered five guineas for the autogrape , which he readily accepted , entering the amount in his subscription-list , as the Duke of Wellington ' s coatri bution to the fund .
It is stated , in reference to the Lincoln divorce case , that there was a temporary separation before the Countess set out for Germany , and , indeed , before the birth of the last child born in this country ; and the overture for a reconciliation was made by the Countess , who returned suddenly to her husband ' s house . The reconciliation was complete ; but another estrangement followed , and , it seems , with a final result . With regret we hear that Mr . Samuel Hogers met with a very severe accident on Thursday night week , on his return home from dining with a friend . Mr . Hogers was knocked down by a cub in crossing the street , and has ever since continued in such danger as to cause very serious alarm to his numerous friends and admirers .
Mr . Beaumont Coles , in returning from the House of Commons yesterday morning week , was knocked down by a carriage and so severely injured by the horses and the wheel passing over his head , and by several contusions of the body and fracturing the left arm , that he will not be able to attend his Parliamentary duties for some
time . The late fine weather has set in motion whole legions of tourists in the vicinity of the lakes of Cumberland . A party spent Wednesday night and part of Thursday at the Strands Inn , Netherwasdale , some of whom passed over the rugged steeps of Hardnot and Wrynose , in a gig , from Anibleside . Mi » s Martineau and Douglas Jerrold were of the number . —Newcastle Journal . Mr . W . II . Prescott , the historian , anived from the United States at Mivurt ' s Hotel , last week . Fanny Kemblo ( late Mrs . Butler ) is said to meditate returning to England in September , with the intention of giving a scries of dramatic readings . Portewhose
The celebrated authoress , Miss Jane r , death occurred last week , was born in Durham . Her mother was a Miss Blenkinsop , the daughter of a member of the choir of the cathedral , whose grave and tombstone are in the burial-yard attached to St . Oswald's church . Mr . Porter , father of the lady , was interred in the same church-yard . —Durham Advertiser . Mr . James Smith , of Deunstou , the celebrated agriculturist , was found dead in bed , on Monday morning , at the house of his cousin , Mr . Buchanan , of Catrine , in Ayrshire . lie was bom at Glasgow , on the 3 rd ot . January , 178 !) , and was consequently in his sixty-second year . There is no man of tlie present day to whom agriculture owes so much .
CJ _ _ .. _____ ¦ _ "_ ' 1 ^ 1 _ _ . !_______ Mr . Jlichard Wyatt , the eminent English sculptor , died at . Home on tUe 29 lli of May , in the fifty-seventh year of his age , after a lew . days' illness , and was buried in the PiotesUmt burial-ground , lie went to Homo in 1822 , and , for some yours , worked for Mr . Gibson . Since ho commenced his career ho is said to have executed commissions to the extent of £ 20 , 000 . A commission under a writ da lunutico inqnirendo h .. s decided tliut the- llcvcrend Herbert Charles Murhh , son of the late Itishnp of Peterborough , Hector of Barnnck , near Stamford , and prebendary of the cathedral church of Peterborough , is tjf' unsound mind , incapable ofinnnnging liiiiisrir and his nll ' . iirs , and has been so since *< -hruiirv , IS . ' K )
Mr . D ' iiniel O'Connell has been appointed Consul at Paisi . in liru / ik , iit th <^ room of Mr . Hiuhartl Hyiui , deceased . Mr . \ V . Whallcy Uillyard , has b « ' « 'ii appointed Crown Solicitor tor Civil lousiness in New South Wales . The l . cinstrr il . orvs . t publishes , on the authority of a private letter Iron . Liverpool , that a sailor , arrived lately from Njdiu-j , ri-noiM . s that two days he ion * he sailed n . n account w . i 3 received there of the death of Mr . Smith O'llrion . The Prince of Prussia , accompanied by his no ) . hew , Prince Krctii'j ick ( Miarlcs , has proceeded to St . Petersburg , cm ; i visit to the empress . The sojourn of his Royal Highness tlit ? Prince of Prussia iu the Hus-iuu capitul will , it is understood , nut exceed fourteen days .
The banns between the Crown Prince of Sweden and the Princess Louisa were published on Sunday week at the palace chapel , for the first time . The Princess is to land at the park on the 15 th , and remain at Castle Haga till the 19 th , when she will make her entry into Stockholm . Prince and Princess Frederick of the Netherlands , with their illustrious daughters , Princess Louisa and Maria , quitted the Hague last Friday morning , by special train , for Amsterdam , en route for Stockholm .
The Madrid Gazette of June 2 nd , publishes a Royal decree appointing the persons who are to be present at the accouchement of the Queen . They are : —The Ministers and chief officers of the Palace ; a deputation from each of the Legislative Chambers ; a deputation from the Grandees of Spain ; the Captains-General of the army and the navy , with some twelve other persons , all of them to appear in uniform . The King and Queen of Sardinia arrived at Turin on the 1 st of June , on their return from Savoy . The Duchess of Genoa has inaugurated her arrival at Turin by instituting ten free places in the military college of Itacconigi , in favour of the sons of military men who fell in the late campaigns .
Letters from Genoa state that the Grand Duke of Tuscany has expressed his determination to abdicate , and retire to his estates in Bohemia . On the 1 st of next month the King and Queen of Greece , attended by a numerous suite , intend to make a tour through the provinces . They intend at first to visit some of the islands in the Greek Archipelago . The Austrian Charge d'Affaires has placed the Marianna warsteamer at the service of their Majesties . M . Diaz Martinez , who challenged the President of the Council to fight a duel , has been condemned to reside for twenty-six months at a distance from Madrid and from within fifteen of
Seville ; he must not come leagues Madrid , and must pay all the expenses incurred . Mr . Judd , the envoy from the Sandwich Islands , who came to Paris to demand an indemnity from the French Government for the damage done to the fortifications of Honolulu by the French squadron , and the capture and detention of several steamers , has left without having succeeded in his mission , except that both parties haye accepted the " good offices" of the English Government . By order of the President of the French Hepublic a statue in bronze is to be erected to M . Gay Lussac . It will be placed in the neighbourhood of one of the amphitheatres where he gave lectures .
The Paris papers state that " the baby-linen , cradle , &c , of the future heir to the throne of Spain , have just loft for Madrid . They are contained in twelve cases . The cradle is said to have cost 142 , 000 f . " M . Wallon , professor of modern history at the College de France , and member of the Assembly for the department du Nord , has resigned his parliamentary seat on account of his difference with the majority on the electoral law .
The commissioners , to whom the custody of the Great Seal is to be entrusted on the resignation of Lord Cottenham , will be the Master of the Rolls ( Lord Langdale ) , the Vice-chancellor of England ( Sir Launcelot Shadwell ) , and Baron Rolfe . This will be following exactly the precedent of 1835 , when the Master of the Rolls ( Sir C . Pepys ) , the Vice-Chancellor , and Baron Bosanquet were the commissioners . Their tenure of the Great heal lasted from the 24 th of April , 183-3 , up to the commencement of Hilary Term , 1836 , when Sir C . Pepys was appointed Chancellor . The present commission , it is understood , will bo of very short duration , and will not be protracted beyond the time necessary for maturing the arrangements for regulating the ofliee of Lord Chancellor , which are already known to be under
consideration . . The Oxford Commemoration , on Wednesday , passed off with fewer demonstrations of outrageous noise and interruption of the proper business of the day , than is customary . General Gough was received witti the most tumultuous and enthusiastic applause , and the reception of Major Edwardes was not less enthusiastic . The leading subjects of Oxford aversion , as manifested in the regular under-graduate fashion , were , " The University Commission , " " Lord John Russell , " " Sir Robert Peel , and " Lord P . ilmerston . " The honorary degree of Doctor in Civil Law was conferred on General Viscount Gough , late Commander-in-chief of the forces in India ; Major Herbert Benjamin Edwardes ; Major Henry C . Hawmi-8 on « the Hon . Sir Edward Hall Alilerson ; and John Ayrton Paris , M . D ., President of the College of i
hysyeians . Itis c-xpected that the grand banquet which we recently stated would be given in York , by the mayors of the United Kinudom , to the Lord Mayor of London , and to which Prince Albert will be invited , will take place on some day between the nth and the 12 th ui August . — York Herald . A public meeting was held in Saekville-strect , 1 iceadilly , on Wednesday , for the purpose of taking steps to raise a fund in honour of the memory ol the late Queen Adelaide , to be applied to the relief ot orphan uaugutevs of uuvul and marine oilicers .
On Saturday the second fete of the senson took place at the Horticultural Society ' s gardens , ChLswick , and was attended by a very large number of visitors , lhc weather towards the iatter part of the atlernocm was extremely fine , and the morning ' s rain having imparted a freslu . ess to the trees and shrubs , the gardens were seen to great advantage , lu the- course of the afternoon the attractions of the day wore increased by the arrival o the Nepnulese Ambassador ami Ins suite , whose rich ami striking costumes were well adapted to the gaiety ot the h !" bout ten days ago the beautiful male <; jietah , or hunting leopard , lately presented to the Zoological
Society of London by the Pasha of Egypt , happened to thrust one of its hind legs between the bars of its den , and in its violence to get it released sustained a severe compound fracture of the limb . Piofessor Simmonds , of the Royal Veterinary College at Camden-town , was consulted on the subject , and as the nature of the accident would apparently render all attempts to save the leg ineffectual and hopeless , amputation half way down the thigh was decided on , as the only means of preserving the animal's life . This operation was performed on Monday last by Professor Simmonds . Previous to
undergoing the operation the animal was made to inhale chloroform by applying to its mouth and nostrils a sponge moistened with that liquid and fastened to the end of a stick . Its dislike to this part of the process was very loudly expressed . It , however , soon fell under the influence of the chloroform , which evidently rendered it totally insensible to suffering , as it lay perfectly motionless and quiet during the operation and until its removal from , the operating table to some clean hay in its den , when it speedily revived and moved about on its remaining three legs as though nothing had occurred . The last bulletin stated the patient to be going on as well as can be expected .
The construction of the iron dome of the International Exhibition-hall , though of light sheet iron , will be no joke . We may remind the reader that it will be double the size of our St . Paul ' s dome , which is 112 feet in diameter . The dome of St . Peter ' s , at Rome , is 130 feet in diameter ; and that of the Pantheon 192 feet . This central hall will be a polygon of 16 sides , four of which will open into gardens reserved around it . Its main walls will be of brick , and about 60 feet high . — The Builder . The floating of the third tube of the Britannia Bridge commenced on Monday morning soon after seven o ' clock , under the directions of Captain Claxton , and was finally completed about twenty minutes to ten , in the most successful manner .
Mr . Bergtheil , of Port Natal , has gone to Manchester to deliver a lecture in the Chamber of Commerce th' -re , on the capabilities of Natal as a cotton-growing country . Mr . Slight ( Clerk to the Commissioners ) has negotiated a loan of £ 60 , 000 for the purchase of the Pavilion estate . The lenders are the Bank of England , and the rate of interest four per cent . As soon as the necessary legal steps for completing the loan have been taken , the palace grounds will be thrown open to the public . —Brighton Gazette . A new means of communication between Paris and
London has lately come into operation , by which the closing prices at the Bourse at two o ' clock in the afternoon have been obtained here in the short space of one hour . From Paris to Calais the electric telegraph is the medium employed , while from Calais to Dover pigeons are put in requisition , the crossing of which in favourable weather occupies no more than half an hour , and of course the communication is continued from Dover to London by the electric telegraph .
The hippopotamus appears to be one of the chief lions of London at present . Upwards of 4000 visitors were admitted to view it on Saturday at the Zoological Gardens . The visitors on Monday exceeded 8000 ; and even on Sunday , when the admission is exclusively limited ut fellows and their friends , the crowd was so great that some difficulty was found in making arrangements for their passage through the house in which the hippopotamus bath is placed .
A remarkably beautiful elephant which has been purchased for the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens , was landed from the Trafalgar East Indiaman on Monday .
Considerable surprise was creatpd in the city on W ednesday by the announcement of alleged extensive frauds on the customs in the article of co . fVe . ^ The parties were brought up before the Thames Police Court , and liberated on heavy bail . Immediately on this becoming known prompt enquiries were made in other quarters on the same subject , and it is understood that a searchinginvestigation will begone into on the matter . —Morning Chronicle .
Mr . Sibley , a schoolmaster at Highgate , while walking to Ilampstead with his pupils , on Saturday forenoon , saw a youth drowning in one of the ponds near the Lower Heath , and rushed into the water to assist him . In the attempt to save the lud he became so faint that he also sank . It was sixteen minutes before his body was recovered , so that life was totally extinct . Mrs . Sibley had gone to meet her husband , and , the announcement of his death having been abruptly made to her , the shock nearly deprive * her of reason .
As the 2 p . m . up-traiu from Southampton was passing near the Wimbledon cross-gates , on Saturday , one Kemp , traveller to a coal-agent , placed himself iu front of the engine , and was killed on the spot . The guard of the down-train avers that the same man attempted to get iu rout of his train , but it passed by before he could get on fhe rails . Four young men were returning from a pleasure trip to Uowm-88 in a small rowboat with a " lug" sail hoisted on Sunday evening . After having called at Lowwood Hotel , and proceeded for a short distance , a squall struck the iri . il boat , which immediately upset and ]» rccimtat < d the whole of the party into the water , lwo ot them were saved and two drowned .
The town of Sherborne was thrown into a state of great alarm on Friday by the overflowing of the ltiver Jjiue caused by a thunderstorm . The river began to rise soon after five in the afternoon , and in a short time it . hud flooded the adjacent streets to a height of six feet . Many of the inhabitants were forced to take refirge m the upper stories , and fears were at one time entertained that the water would even roach them there , but fortunately it began to subside , after having gone up a few steps . Articles of furniture of all descriptions were
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