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CoiTllfAllllM London, May 18,185' ltzv Mrs. Uncle Tom Stt**" ~ ^.j in SurA Fine Company? The London Press and the Cabin at the Latest Date. Mrs. H. B. Btowe ha# now been some time in Lon don, drinking deep of tlie cup of flattery and false praise held up to her lips by a special clique of the Cngliah aristocracy, t t? a curious phenomenon of modern history, this sudden zcul and interest taken by this class of the English aristocracy in the domes tic affairs and conduct of the American people. It certainly looks very suspicious. Nor is it void of singularity, that all this morbid feeling which vents itself In idle display. and ad captundum s|>eochos.arid public meetings, is founded upon a tale of ff tion. and upon what may be jusily styled a childish novel. This interference of the English with this American question is, in point of fact, nothing but an interfer ence with the laws and personal conduct oi the American people, and with the action and extension of American laws upon the conduct of American citisens. We will not pretend to make such a mon strous assertion as to say that the Americana ought not to be ruled, and governed, and guided by laws, and just laws?we will not pretend to assert that the conduct of American citizens does not require the constraint and rule of law: but what we say, with out fear of contradiction on either side of the Atlan tic, from any sane person, ia this : that the English aristocracy and people arc not those who have any right to dictate laws to Ameri;a, or even to criticise her laws, and complain of their laxity when the imperfections of their own laws in restricting men from evil deeds is considered or to say, m so many words, to the American people?"Your laws relating to yonr domestic affairs are not good: we call upon you to alter or amend them." It is a matter of domestic legislation, in which,if men know their own interests, it is good for them that they should live under, and be cheer fully subjected to?laws controlling their actions and patting bounds to their own wills and passions. The question, properly speaking and properly an derstood, is not a question of slavery. Slavery has always existed in Amerira, and in the world, and as long as the world stands such as it is slavery mast and will exist. The true question for America, and for the South especially, is the law which governs the owner of domestic slaves; and we affirm and maintain that the English people have not the right to interfere with that question. The grand display of British feeling, and the great exhibition of Mrs. Stowe to the English people, took place on Whit-Monday, at Exeter Hall, London. The crowd called together by curiosity to see the lioness of the day was immense, and she was hailed with maddened exultation and vehement enthusiasm on her entry, and greeted with the same demonstra tions on leaving the hall after the meeting broke up. This mad scene, with the silly peurile cant and speeches, (whieh seemed, as it were, an excuse for keeping the mob together while they start.d at Mrs. Stowe.) gave rise to a leading arti le in the Times, which happily shows a dawn of reason and a return of good sense in the thinking and most intlueutial portion of the British public. It would be a great, an immense mistake, to sup pose that the great mass of the English nation have any sympathy or common feeling with the class of persons whose views, schemes and sentiments, are quasi represented by Mrs. H. B. Stowe. It is only one noisy, bustling, brawling party, which in England has taken np this question; and it is a party which, for some years past, has been dying under general public contempt. Once this party, when it was less venal aud less impure, ruled Eng land. Once, for a moment, it seized upon the gov ernment and crashed all other parties. We need hardly say who or what tbia party is. It is the pious party?or, more truly aud more charac teristically described, it is the Pharisee party Never was a party more impotent, more generally despised, more desperate in view of universal con tempt, than this party at this present moment is in England. Hence it makes desperate efforts to regain influence and power by a show and talk of some general virtue on some general subject. Hence it resorts to abstract questions aud debates upon ab stract virtues, while it is lost to all social virtue aud undermines all the foundations of social life aud good ?rder. Rebellion always was its principle, and this under the name and mask of some abstract truth or virtue to which it made great pretensions. The view taken by the writer in the Times, as an English view, and as antagonistic to the "Tom party, exhibits some justice and moderation. It is admitted, first, that the abolition which the abolitionists call for i's both undesirable, impracticable, and would be injurious. It is admitted, secondly, that the aboli tion displays got np in England in view or Mrs. _ we, and as a testimony to her, are displays of ??'u impotence and folly, and are disgusting. It <ra?u?_ * thirdly, that slavery ia perfectly eompati- I is a^xnen*^. i iaW8, with moral truth and justice, ble wttn Bocia* -cination of slaves in the Uuion and that the to give infants and children would be as it ln admitted, fourthly, the rights of full grown men. - ,e as exer. that slavery is recognized in the Bio. J , -^j . ciaed by righteous persons. It 1* adnfltte-. y> that as for comfort and amusement, and secular and religious instruction, the American slave is as well off as the English laborer. | All these admissions, just and trie M they are, in the greatest of English journals?the Hub ald of Eu rope?are satisfactory. so tar as they shiw that the English people, (whatever a few mad caps may rant) are not all bit and gone mad with the lanatic.sin and raving intemperance of the few who call themselves Mrs. Stowe proves herself quite an American in her intercourse with the English aristocracy. Her self-possession,ease, and independence was quite undisturlied in the presencej of the proud duchesses and fraughty .lames of J^er t'^lea J:^vet nobility. They expected timidity and tear, and rever ence for their title*. in an untitled person, aud they found themselves disappointed. Mrs. 8. felt herself tneir equal in social life, and acted among them as she felt. This, above all other things, has caused a great astonishment in the higher circles in lavor of American women, f^in fact it is a quality peculiarity distinguishing an Am erican woman, that she can be and is a duchess among duchesses. . , , The abolitionists, who have organized a clamor, making society here among the pietists or Pharisees, and who call themselves the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, are going to take advantage oi ihe lioness, and getup a grand demonstration in a lew lavs, under the name of a soiree to Mrs. B. Stowe. 1 his to to be an attempted imitation of the grand and regal lisplay or Mr. Peabody's American party at Willis looms, a year ago, when the late Duke of Wellington was present, and the great men of Englaud united in looial fusion with America. As 1 gave you a long account of Mr. Peabody's party, I shall think it my duty to watch this soiree, and give you some history of this humbug?for it deserves no better name. It is an attempt to give honor, and eclat and respecta bility to a knot of vain, selfish, proud people, who are injuring the poor blacks all they can, for the sake of their own glory and exaltation. The soiree will also be at Willis' rooms, in St. James street, where Mr. Peabody gave his magnificent party, u anything noteworthy oc ;nre, I shall be there to give you a full account aud all particulars. Albkmaki.e Hthkbt. PicAPru.v, ) London, Friday, May 20,1863. ) .Mercantile College?A Boy-Murdtrtr-A few words about London Theatres and then Pittiroit Go vernment?M. La font?Mr. Mitche'l? German Opera and Cerito?M. Reickart?Grisiand Mario going to America?Surrey Theatre. A"r-, fyr The Patrxe newspaper contradicts the assertion of the American journals, that certain French ships of wa$ arc on their way to the Sandwich Islands, for the nurpoee of acting against those Islands. The nan%jouraal also declares that there is no foundation whatever for the rumor which has gone abroad that the commander of the French trigate Jeanne D'Arr has purchased a territory on the shores of the Red Sea, and that he intends taking possession of an bland situated in tbat eea. To-day, the Corps Legislatif resumed the adjourned debute on the Budget of 1854. The credits demanded for the pay ment of the national debt, and for the dotation of (be legislative powers and the ministerial offices, were vote ! by the Assembly. Prince Menscliik ff has given the Porte eight flays to consider its decision on his ultimatum. The representatives of England and France, con f 'od on the subject of the Divan, have sent off i or iers to their respective governments. Advices I Smyrna are of the 11th of May. The town a raoqniL The French squadron was still in the , Athens. It was asserted yesterday afternoon is, that an electric despatch had been received cioi tea tin, announcing that the Porte had ac *eenv the Russian ultimatum. \r r. K Besle. of the wide world renowied tnisi aaichouse of Messrs. Cramer, De^lc A Co., ho permitted Madame Grtai and Signor Mario to form an engagement for America of five months. Mr. Beale is disinclined to enter into any American spe culation until tt" '???1 i?ut?v(iiugi nave n-rm nated ociween nim, Miss Catharine Huys and Mr. Ward well. Grisi and Mario are to open your New York Concert Hall. Towards the conclusion of my letter I give some more details on this head. We are very glad to have it in our power to an nounce that a meeting of merchants and other in. fluential city men, has been he'd for the purpose of promoting the establishment of a Mercantile and Maritime College. The necessity of such au institu tion has long been felt, and it is only matter of sar | prise that such a project 1.as not been carried o it | long ago. Neither is the idea a new one, tor, as re gards tbecity ot Loudon, a verv similar pim occurred to the comprehensive mind of Sir Thomas Gresharn, the noble-minded founder of the It >yal Exchange. In fact, he gave a practical exposition of his views, by founding and endowing the college which still goes by his name?ami for upwards ot aceut irv and a halt Gresham College fulfilled to a great extent the enlightened purposes contemplated by its founder. In the lapse of time, however, that originally excellent institution has so degenerated that for many voara past it has answered no other purpo e than providing sinecure situations for scientihc and learned men, on the plea of their delivering lectures, which no per son ever thinks ol attending Its funds, however which amount to about ?40,000, might easily be made available to aid in a reully useful purpose, and it is to lie hoped that the Mercer's Company of London, who are the trustees, will see jpo objec tion to allowing them to become the nucleus of a much larger fund for endowing the proposed new college. Our mercantile men have hitherto had no really professional education and undergone no course of instruction specially suited to their require ments; and the same remark applies to our mercan tile seamen, who, with all their sterling qualities, are vastly inferior in point of professional knowledge and experience to the seamen of other lauds. Nearly 20o,000 persons are now employed in our maritime service; and it is high time that measures were adopt ed to make them efficient sailors. We feel quite de lighted, therefore, to think that some plan is in course of formation to remedy this defect; and we look upon the unanimity of feeling that pervaded Tuesday's meeting as a happy augury for the sue- I cess of the movement When the plans are matured, and the project has been fully launched, we shall be delighted to give it all possible publicity; but mean while we cannot but hail with pleasure the philan thropic exertions of a body of merchants who have come forward so nobly to assist a large class of their fellow-countrymen, who, notwithstanding the im- i mense services they render, have been all but wholly neglected by those on whom they confer wealth and importance. It has not been our lot for many years to record so awful a chapter in the history of national crime as the apprehension of a mere boy?one Hacker only ten years of age, for wilfully drowning another boy, some three years his junior, in the river Avon, not far from Bath. Children are not in general ca pable of conceiving, planning and executing great crimes: and for this reason the civil law has always been reluctant to pronounce persons under the age of puberty to be fit objects of legal punishment. With the English law, however, it is widely differ ent, for our criminal legislators have taken more care to punish than reform offenders, and have, therefore, paid but little regard to the age of the pri soners, supposing that malice occasionally supplies the deficiency or years. This maxim has been ap plied to practice sqyeral times already; and children have often been hanged who ought at most only to have been flogged or consigned to medical care for mental malformation. Children of ten years of age cannot thoroughly comprehend the immorality of acts so as to take them for a warning; and it is not many years ago since a poor child, who had got mingled with a mob of machine-breaking rioters, was hanged at Lancaster, calling on his mother to save him. Such an execu tion, we assert, did no good whatever in the way of punishment, or even by way of example ;?for the strongly expressed feeling of the public was that it was nothing more nor less than cold-blooded murder. Children may be charged with felony? our lawyers say?even at eight years of age ; but no one will believe, that at such an age they are capable of understanding the nature of Felony. They may know, perhaps, that it is wrong and sinful to steal; but they have no capacity for really understanding the amount of its criminality and among the lower orders, few, very few indeed, of our criminal delin quents can really tell what a crime is. Yet such unhappy children have often been put to death on the false plea that malice teupplies the want of age. A girl of thirteen was once burned to death for killing her mistress ; two boys?one of ten, the other nine years of age?were sentenced to death for killing j a playmate, one of whom was aetually hung; the other reprieved, though it would have puzzled all the lawyers in the world to ascertain the differ ence in criminality between the one and the other. Many cases of a similar kind are quoted by Black stone in defence of the above proposition; but never theless?difficult as such cases are?we protest against the notion that any public good whatever can be effected by hanging juvenile murderers. In nine cases out of ten. the original mental defects have been exaggerated by bad "training: but never theless, children of so tender an age, with characters and principles yet unformed, cannot in any fairness be considered capable of comprehending legal crime and its consequen ;es?nor ought they to he submit ted to the extreme penalties of the law. What may j. be done with the boy Hacker, it is difficult to say, or whether the nineteenth century is to be enlightened by the example of hanging a child; but we are per fectly convinced that the infliction of such a punish ment will excite more abhorrence in the public mind than the crime which is punished, and, therefore, tint , any beneficial example will be wholly out of the ques- j tion. I believe that in reference to my correspondence last December, yon will observe that I predicted, scrialitn, theatrical events precisely as they have occurred. This season has proved as barren as I was certain it would prove, it is reported that the Princess's will remain open during the summer, and it is certain that Mr. Kean is progressing rapidly in his preparations for Byron's tragedy of "Sardanapalus," i (Anthony and Cleopatra,) which is to be produced with all the scenic effects that bayard's recent disco- ; veries in Ninevah can afford. Although Mr. Kean is not the beau ideal of what " Sardanapalus'' may tie imagined, and Mrs. Kean is somewhat portly for the lithesome, classic girl, Myrrha, still the gilding will excuse the gingerbread. The Queen will go to see it; so, prognosticate a sensation from this revival. In the pursuit of archseological authorities for this piece, tne mummies of the British Museum have been copied for the wigs. It is sincerely to I be hoped that the New York theatres will ' not have the bad taste to follow this stupid lead, which is turning the drama into an archseological museum, a scientific raree show?not holding the mirror up to nature, but to mummies?making, indeed, a very morbid ex- , hibition, in which the characters are subservient to their costumes, the picture transferred from the front to the back of the stage, and the poet is re quested to stand aside that he may not hide the scenery. All this is not a picture of life, but a trac- j ing of death. Such management in a theatre is a confession or histrionic penury. Buckstone's next novelty at the Haymarket will be a drama frqm the pen of Mrs. Crowe, the author- j ess of "Susan Hopley," "The Night-side of Nature," , &c. This will be, I say, another failure; it is a medieval piece of villany, and clever little Buck stone is cobbling it up with his ready pen: but I feir it will follow in the waKe of "Colombe's Birthday," and return to that obscurity from which it never shonM have emerged. The Haymarket closes on July 3d, to be cleansed, and that certainly not before ' it wanted it, seeing that those enterpiiung managers, Messrs. Webster and Manby, never had it once cleaned out during their sixteen years le-see- ' ship. Buckxtone has already done much; let him progress and prosper. It will re open in Oet'tber. To the Adetphi 1 was invited on Wednesday eve- ! ning to see Sliakspeare. We all waited very patient ly for three hours, but had not unit anticipated plea sure; the immortal Will didn't show up! Our tern- , per was not improved by the entertainment provided, i namely, a burlesque on the "Midsummer Night's Dream.-' in which Mr. Nasal Webster did enact Kal stuff; Miss Woolgar , Slender, (poor dear Bella!) and Madame Celeste, (Mrs. Webster,) ('? proh! pit ddr ' ) Mre. Ford ! ! Lot it be distinctly observed, to this lady's credit, that she played the part under protest and by direction of the sole lessee and maua- ! ger. Here athrre act drama, entitled "The Reign of j Tciror, by Mr. Bnnrcieanlt, lain rehearsal. Last night ' a three act comedy, entitled "The Lawyers," w?- pro- I duced at Madame* estris s and Mr. Allcroft's Lyceum, j It is a translation of a French piece, entitled Lti i Avorats, written by MM. Dumanoir A Glairville, j and produced at the Gymnase last August. Mr. I Hingshy Lawrence, or rather Mr. Lewis, a reporter en a weekly journal, Thr I^eidrr, is the adapter, and j I must protest against Mr. Charles Mathews (.r > nouncing him the author of tliis piece and of " The Game of HpecuJation," which was a literal tranda- j tion of "Mercadet." also a Gyinnane comedy. I give you an outline of the thin plot: Mr. and Mrs. Bickering Brown, a young married couple, squab- ' ble abort trifles light as air, and their disputes are j kept alive by Mrs. Brown's mother, Mrs. Almonia i Naggins. Mr. Brown, in a (it of passion, forcibly j ejects Mrs. Naggins' torn cat from the drawing j room window, and the result is an action, " Naggins vs. Brown." Hereupon three harri ters are intro duced Mr. Reijesnt Bullyrn t, Mr. Frank Matthews; Mr. Serjeant Hroadgrin, Mr. Haul Baker; Mr. Quality Go .rt, Mr. Charles M itbc ws, and a virtuous lawyer, Mr. Settle, (n rare bird !) Mr J Jin 0? c er. All these art very tally parts, not In any way tend ing to lonn n plot, but they wen nil i ted to ocrf tion. Mrs. Frank Mathews, (a part extracted tro.n a FrcreJi vaudeville. "La Belli " ?re,") i Mr, IG.gsi , . tl.i M'ther in 1.1 w.:. i , i ti'iiy Co , - , Hi Mi. and ilia. Bromi wuo aia^c the parti of the piece to the hands of those accomplished artinb, Mr. Roxbv and Miss Robertson. People talk of Old Drury being re-opened next mouth, but you know how prone we all uro to be 1 eve the worst Poor Drury Laue! Give a dog a bad name and hang him. The Olympic, creeping on In its servile decrepitude under the veteran Furren?(why is there not an honorable hospital for such veterans/) ?will shortly fall iijto the hand < of t'<at accomplished actor and author, Mr. Alfred >Mgankand thereby complete the circle of petti ? at ascendancy, which, since lac retirewentof Maercaly, has ema-1'dated tlie Loudon stage. There is Mrs. Kean, nt the Prin ecs's; Mrs. Fitzwilliain, at the Hayiuarket; Mine. Vestals, at the Lyceum; .Mine. Celeste, at the Adolphi; Miss lteheoia Isaacs, at ?*r.acd; M1*-Alfred Phillips, at pre-eat at the Olympic, and we are threatened with Mrs. igun, lor the latere at this e-tabli-tiraent. A or have the transpontine theatres escaped this feminine invasion, for Mi.se \ iacent is lording itover at c^l l<'?riu? wl'ile Miss Itomer sways the Sur rey. Oh Umporaf Oh mores! It must he admitted that ol these dynasties Charles Kcun does not wholly sui Diit to crinoline domination, and the success of his theatre marks when lie has his own way?but man 1 weak, and subject to the gout?in thu-e mo ments Ellen is triumphant. An attempt was made nt this theatre to organise a virtuous ballet. The idea originated, as you may suppose, with Mrs. Kean, but u- }\ca given up as quite impracticable, a fact which had been discovered by Kean some time be t-re; but he isan indulgent husband, and gives the moral conduct of the establishment into the hands of his excellent partner. " 1'ieux Sardanaple, va Reflecting on these matters, and the utter impo tency of our stage, we may draw this satisfaction twin our calamities?you will henceforth be unable to obtain resources from us; and thrown upon your own ingenuity, it may result in your necessity com pelling the birth of some native dramatic genius, who will bestow some individuality on your stage' and give it more than a vicarial existence. M. Lafont had a capital benefit on Wednesday evening at the French Plays. Next Wednesday the enterprising and liberal lessee, Mr. Mitchell, the li brarian ol old Bard street, takes his benefit, when trie following attractive bill of fare is announced: Tbe lavurite comedies of "Le Mart a la Carapace'' and "Le Bonhomme Jadis," in which Messrs. Reg mer and Lafont, and Mesdames Page, Flewry, and Madeline Brohan will perform. After her London engagement, the sweetly pretty and talented Made line Brohan is to be married to a rich Parisian banker. The great tragedienne Mdlle. Rachel ap pears at the commencement of the ensuing month and will be ably supported by a corps d clUe from the theatre Fran^ais. Reports are in circulation touching a German opera, with a first class ballet, led off by the cele brated Cento. ??Mr- Albert Smith's "Mont Blanc"?Mr. Woodin's ;~Mr. Harry Lee Carter's "Two Lands of Gold and the Zulee Kaffirs and exhibitions of this character, are more than usual this holiday week. Mr. Albert Smith has given his Mont Blanc entertainment fonr hundred and fifty times. Dr. John Joy has left Dublin in company with Mr. and Mrs. Sims Reeves, Miss Kathleen Fitzwilliam, Mr. and Mrs. Weiss, and the restaof the musical party, for the south. . H* lleichart the celebrated flute player engaged by Jullien for his American tour, had the honor of playing before the Queen last evening. It is now quite beyond a doubt that Grisi and Ma rio will shortly visit America. Seventeen thousand pounds have been paid into their banker's hands by an American, of course?this for a five months 'en gagement only, all their expenses paid, and only to I. av !u.,three ?f yoaT principal cities! Mario says that if they make a hit, (a dead certainty,) they will probably squat down in the States for some time to come. "Rigolette," the new opera of Verdi, at the Royal Italian Opera, improves upon acquaintance. lour tragedian, Mr. McKean Buchanan, has played a veiy successful engagement at Liverpool. I he Scotch papers are loud in praise of Mr. Daven port in Markwell's "Louis XI." .At tbe Surrey theatre, they are playing the round of Balle s operas. Mr. Howard Paul mads his new drama there this evening. So you see Yankee au thors, as well as Yankee actors, are in vogue here. Mr. Ldward Stirling, who will shortly visit Ame rica, with his accomplished and pretty wife, is the stage manager here. Mr. Harold Power, son of the immortal Tyrone: Mr. Montgomery, an excellent tragedian; Mr. Duncan Stewart, Mr. Viner, and a host of accomplished amateurs, played at the Soho theatre last evening to a crowded and fashionable audience, for the bene- i tit of a decayed actor. Mr. Josh. Silsbee is in Paris. Mr. Frank Mori's celebrated composition, "Frioolin," will be played at the next Harmonic Union, Exeter Hall. The last musical union, at the Hanover Square Rooms, was tbe most successful of the series, and Mr. Ella has i great cause for congratulation. Mdlle. Adela Ro- : cheJIe is stiU in Paris. Theatrical curiosity is on the qui vtve in re. Emery versus Webster?a curious action to come off next term, and of which I shall , give you a due and faithful report. From what I ! can learn, the usual dramatic concomitants form the ingredients?love and jealousy. The great concert attractions this season are Bottessini'a and Madames i Zerr s and Doria's. 1 We have, at last, the finest of weather, and the town ls overflowing with the fashionable and sport- 1 ing world. I shall give you a full and particular ac- I count ol all proceedings during the Epsom week, I saving and excepting, bun eniendu, my own conduct tb,e Derby day, when one is permitted to be a k"lefa8t. ? _Don C.esak. I Our Paris Correspondence. Paris, May 19, 1853. 27ie Press and the Powers of Europe?The Mili tary and Police?Washington's Niece at Court? ' 1 he United States Minister and the Emperor? j C-ity Building, Stock Jobbing, and Democracy ; Mr. Soule Again?An American Man-of-war Offends the French Admiral, fyc., fyc. The duty of a correspondent in Europe is daily j becoming more difficult than it has ever been before, I and one who desires to fill his letters with some news' ' which is not to be found in other letters is obliged to i work ten times more than it was necessary to do during the three years past. It is well known in America that the trench and European press?even that of England?is now so much muzzled that any j news of much importance, which is not considered favorable to the government, is immediately sup- ' presfed; whilst that which is of no value is given to be published land to fill the columns of tbe news papers. No publisher of a journal in France dares to offer bis readers any piquant fact without having it first approved by the chief of the office of the press at the Ministry of the Interior, lest he should be seed if he was acting otherwise. The only inde pendent country for publication is now America; and hurrah for the land of the free! Hurrah fo1' the asylum of democracy and true honor and res pect of mankind! I he Chief of the Empire has not been doing much during the last week. With the exception of a few visits to the public places, a ride on Saturday last in the Champs Elysee with the Empress Eugenie, who was making her first promenade since her iMr ess, an afternoon spent in the same company at St. Cloud on Monday last, no gossip of import ance can be given to the reader. It is decided that the Empress will go this summer to the watering place called Eaux-Bon nc-s. The doctor of that establishment, M. Darn], under whose care she had been in July last, was called to Paris, and after a scnitinous inquiry about the state of the Empress, he declared that sho had to spend another summer season at Eauv Bonnes. Louis Napoleon and Lis wife will go next week to St Cloud, where they intend remaining during all the month of June. In July, whilst the Empress will proceed to Kanx-Bonnes, the Emperor will leave Paris to make a tonr in the department of the Old Vendee, where Le desires to render himself more known, and to annihilate, if possible, the souvenirs of the Bourbon family, which arc so inveterate in that part of France. The encampment of Satory. near Versailles, is de cidedly ordered, and the barracks and tents for that military display are already on the spot, in readiness to receive the regiments who will compose the ranks of thut army. It Is said that before the camp will be over there will lie there several grandes manoeu vres which will lie directed hy the Emperor himself. Marshal Ht Arnault has resnrnod his duty at the Ministry of War, and it is said that he is now a more religious man as ho was before 1850-a Cnris tian without faith. Whilst he was remaining at Ftyires, he called upon the curate of the city, and request! d him to open his heart to the truths of < ntholicism. lie then received the sacraments of conn -sion and communion, and ever since he is pra. thing his religion as an excellent Roman Catho lic. No doubt during tbe cerenionics of the Fctt l ieu he will be present at the procession, as used to do Marshal Hoult, carrying a taper in his hand. Nineteen persona were Treated on Monday last ol itic police, being accused of plotting against In povin.nij nt. No rletvils have yet been known si.- d icndeiYd public shout the preliminaries of the r u .-ation- again, i these men imprisoned for pili Madamo Acliihi Marat, a Princess,receally arrived 'l,: ' . I' . v":i received on Friday u t i? private auUieu-.e ?j the Liuj-erw. It is ?reU Kuowa that Mrs. liurat, who is said to be a niece of Gen. Washington, and wan the daughter of a postmaster of pt. Augustine, married in 182U the elder son of the ex-King of Naples, Joachim Marat. She has re mained ever since at Tallahasse. The newspapers of the government, not precisely satisfied to publish that Madame M urat w.ia the uiece ofouriiniuorUl Washing ton have thought necessary to add that the American General was Intmel a " direct IT pring of the royal family of ITanUgenete of England." Whoever ilia cure uboi t it in America? Is it not sufficient t"r tiie 11 ire ol Washii gton to i>e Wushingtons themselves ?iil,out Icing I'lanUigenets? For my own part I w- nld prefer ten thousand times better to be an <>a siiili g of Washington than a Bonrlmn, or the direct ] , ir of nny royal or imperial family of the world. Every one has Iris own toute. . , Ihe translation <f Napoleons remains to tne Cheich of Bt, Denis is not yet decided. It is even w'nisi eied ilint a gigantic bronze rnonumeut is to be eri 1 ti d in the heart of Paris, which will be largo enough to contain all the members of the Napoleon Boiiuoaitc family. The walls, covered with bronze, world be decorated with bus rcbefs, representing tne grand event- of the life of the Emperor. Ihe raau gi ration of the monument would take place cany 111 Aucurt, 1864, and on this occasion the remains of Napoleon and his son would be transported to the j vaults of the monument. . ] A decree has been published, signed by the Em peror. by which the tux on letters in Paris is re duced to two cents instead of three, which was exist ing before. This decree wnll go iuto operation on the 1st of July next. . Mr. Hives delivered his "P. P. C. letters to the Emperor on Friday last, 13th lust. The duel of the State received him with much courtesy, and express ed to him, in a very kind way, the regrets ho lelt to see him leave Paris and France. ... , lta The city of Havre, which is surrounded by fortifi cations, will soon be an open place, without walls or battlements. Louis Napoleon has decided that tho walls and bastions should be demolished to enlarge the city, and that for its defence-there would only he two fists built, one on the heights of Lagouville, the other on the mountain of Tourneville. A third tort would afterwards be placed on the square called La Provence, and then Ilavre would be as well protected as possible against a foreign invasion. No doubt this new arrangement will be more suitable for the material and commercial improvement of the most important seaport of France. The business of stoek operations at the Bourse, in Paris, is still following a course which will, no doubt, one of these days, throw the French credit into the deepest contempt. The most shameful and rascally operations are daily made, coram populo, by the "big heads" of the brokers, and the gambling at the hausse and Baisse is favored by the government, and eveu invited by some of its members. On Mondav last the would-be-important news from Constanti nople, which I will mention hereafter, occasioned a fall in the price of stocks, which was the cause of several important failures. In Belgium, M. Raspail.who, after his delivery from the prison of Doulleus, had selected Brussels for his place of residence, was ordered, on the 12th instant, to leave the country within twenty-four hours. Two respectable citizens of Belgium em ployed their exertions and credit with the Minis ter of Foreign Affairs *> obtain from him that he would withdraw the order of exile, but thev did not succeed. M. Vllain XIV., member of the Chamber of Representatives, failed also to ob tain the same demand; and,seeing that injustice, he took M. Raspail to his house, which, being inviola ble, aR belonging to a representative, afforded the French republican a sure retreat. No cue has yet been known to that affair. ... In Spain politics is absorbed by two imporiant facts, which have attracted the general attention of statesmen. Tne first is the protectorship of the Spanish government claimed by the republic of | Mexico; and the cliivalresgue mind of the Spanish race seems to be sure that the Mexican people, as the example ot the Prodigal Son, arc ready to ask pardon. The other fact is relative to the mission of Mr. Soulc to Spain, for it is supposed that this statesman has received special orders to buy the island of Cuba, in order to have it annexed to the United States. The newspapers of Madrid have already began a- scries of attacks against the successor of Mr. Barringer, who is repre sented to be an enraged demagogue and adventurer, and a renegade. All these falsehoods have, and will have, no effect in Europe; but I think it good to mention them to my American readers. As for the sale of Cuba to the United States, this important transaction is not considered as improba hie as thought by many. One of the first diplomats of Europe, M. Guizot, with whom, a few evenings ago, 1 was speaking of that Spanish question, made use of the following words, which I think are worth being mentioned :?"An epoch will come, too soon, perhaps, when the Spanish government will be forced to choose between honorable conditions and an irrevocable loss." The return of Marshal Narvaez has been spoken of as if it had been decided by Queen Isabella, at the desire of Louis Napoleon; but this news is not con sidered as a decided fact. The Marquis of Viluma has just been named am bassador of Spain at Paris, in place of the much re gretted Marquis de Valdegamas. ...... ? Everything is quiet in Italy, though it had been supposed that an insurrection would take place in Milan, and at the same time in Switzerland, Pied mont and Savoy. The conspiracy was, in the mean time, directed against the Auslrian government and the King of Piedmont. Fortunately, these fears have not been realized. The Lombard exiles have solicited from the Aua trian government the privilege of being allowed to return to their natiy: land. It is generally supposed that this request will not be refused them, and that their property will be restored into their bunds, with the only condition that they will pledge their honor not to have anything to do with politics. The Pope, Pius XI., (Mastai Ferretti,) born at Sinigaglia, on the 13th ot May, 171(2, named Bishop of lmola on the 17th of December, 1832, called to the cardinalship on the 28th of December, 1839, and elected Pope 011 the 10th of June, 184o, entered on his sixty-second year on Friday last, the 13th At Vienna great preparations are made for the fes tival which will take place on occasion of the visit of the foreign potentates. The Count and Countess of Clmmbord are on the eve of leaving Proshdorn for Vienna, to be present at that royal and imperial meeting. The news from Constantinople is dated from the 7tli instant. The most important fact is the death of the mother Sultana Valide, who died from a sore on the leg which had turned to gangrene. She had an 1 immense influence over her son, and was a sortot minister 01 foreign affairs in her line. I he retrograde ! unity have a great lots, for she was much In favor or i the old customs of Turkey. The Sultana Valide was immensely rich. ..... The English squadron is still at Malta, and the : French fleet Li anchored in the bay of Saiamisc It has been remarked that the American frigate Cum berland, which passed at Salamis, did not lire a sa lute in honor of the French squadron. This refusal of polite terms of friendship has been n^ich resented by Admiral de La Sussc. ...... ... The Queen of Greece, wno left Athens on the 27th of April, arrived at Trieste 011 the 8th instant. She goes to Gcrmauy to visit the ni umbers of ficr '' The affairs at Montenegro are on the eve of taking a new way. It is said that the Austrian and Rus sian governments arc continually requesting the Turkish Emperor to grant them entire freedom and to guarantee their independence. Then the neonle of Montenegro would undertake industrial works, on the only condition that the countiy of the Plains would be included in their treaty Of ill'le pendance. , . . | At Alexandria, on the 5th instant, there arrived i from New York two sluops-of-war of the United 1 fetutes navy, (names unknown,) onboard of which ? was the new Constil General and Charge of the United States for Egypt. ... ., . Mr. Thackeray, the renowned author and lecturer, J jR i,ow in Paris. This distinguished gentleman is now living with Mr. Frazer, the correspondent ol | the London Morning Chronicle. B. U. It, Fakib, May 19, 1833. The Weather, File*, and MesmeFs Birth Day? Th. Fine Jits?The Jesuit*?" Uncle Tom"?Vine yards?The Drama? Hippodrome, <$-c. The inclemency of the weather has somewhat stopped the progress of the growth of foliage and flowers in France, and it is rcully astonishing to see, at such an epoch of the year, how chilly aud cold arc the mornings and evenings. The wind blows hard during the twenty hours, and the clouds,loaded with hall and rain, are continually discharging their con tents upon Paris. It is generally expected that this inclement temperature will not change till the end of the quarterof the moon, which is to say, on the tenth or next month. Well, till that time wc shall wear our winter clothes, and this will be a saving for our purees?though it will be a loss for the tailors. All over Europe?in Italy, Spain, andGcrtoany? the weather has bci n so bud that in some parte tho enow has covered the ground for more than two days. In Portugal, according to to the last accounts, the winter has Is en, and is still, so severe that the oldest }io]le of that kingdom do not recollect having witnessed tu< li bad weather since 17.09. V hilt these natural phenomena are thus experi rmrd ill France, the aerial and celestial planets are throwing upon our " Tei'u*" specimens of their min (nils On the 14th instant, several |K>ople who were 11 di r a tree r.tar Panne, in the Department of C6te ,! Or. saw an acreIKe telling at a short distance They immediately ran to the pUce, and found toe atone stuck in the ground. It was & magnlfloent specimen of basaltic stone, twenty centimetres long, of a black color, the interior of which was as green as malachite, and mixed up with copper and silver. This curious stone was sent to Ptfon, to the museum, and a part or it will be forwarded to the Grand Mu seum of Paris. lu the department of Gironde, at Casscl Larraign, the rain which 1 have mentioned has caused the Ga ronne to ovcrCow its banks. The same Hood has also been experienced at Foix, Ferpignan, Millas, Ulc, Soles, Fine, Cerret, Prades, and other places along the Pyrenees mountains. 1 ci-pitc this anomalous weather, the amateurs 01 m 011 Lave made a magullicent display at the races ot Clmutilly, which bcj.au on Sunday lad, and will last nil Monday next. The first day was br.lliautly attended, l>y a crowd of the most fashionable people it Paris, und all the numbers ot the Jockey Club. To-morrow the second day of the races comes oil", and on [Saturday next the spring races will be ended by a splendid chasing, for w hich a magnificent stag, lJix cors. has been placed in reserve. 1 am invited to at tend the chase, and will give a full report ol the events which take place during that cluissc a course. The Rosier 6 of Nanterre was crowned, on Sunday last, with a grand pageant and gala. This good girl, w hose virtues w ere so appreciated by the inhabitants of her parish that she w as called by them Lu petite Samtr, is only nineteen years old?au orphan, whose nnme is Josephine Berne. She wore on her head a w reath of white roses, which was placed on her tore liead by the Mayor of Nanterre; and a lady of the village, who had accepted the invitation to be her godmother, placed around her neck a gold chain of The "moving tables" are still all the go in the mighty city of Paris. Never, since the wonderful vote ot Mesmer, has the public been so much taken lu by mere humbug and charlatanism. Many among those who are trying these would be expunmeuta pretend that they feel the magnetic eflect, but for the most of them they are forced by fatigue to aid a little the movement, and then, as soon as the table, liat, or key moveB,they exclaim "Eureka. ihe members of the Academy of Science who have visited the moving tables have given their opinion on the subject, and they all agree in saying that there ia no magnetic fluid, but only a nervous movement, which causes the table, hat, or key to move and follow the impression of the fingers. The theatres have offered their visiters a series of funny farces on that subject, and at Turin, on the floor or the theatre, a serious display took place, which amused all the nXc professors of magnetism in Europe are to assemble in Paris to celebrate by a banquet of four hundred seats, the birthday of Mesmer. It is said that they will try to make the table, around which they will assemble, turn as speedily as & wheel. This experiment will take place on the 23d inst. The exhibition of paintings of the living artists or France was opened on Sunday last, 15th and afforded much pleasure to the amateurs of the art of design. The number of pictures presented, to be admitted by the jury, amounted to 3,1)00. Never, since the institution of the jury, has so much severity been shown to the artists. The exhi bition of this year, though not a capital one, contains a series of excellent paintings, among which I take great pleasure in mentioning the superb por trait of Louis Napoleon, by M. Lepaulle, which is the gem of the salon. The likeness of the Empress, by M. Court, is also a magnificent picture, which reflects the utmost credit upon the parties. Whit sterhalter. the author of the " Decameron," has ex hibited a large painting called " Flonude, which is also much appreciated by the connoisseurs, ihe scenery, landscape, historical subject, statues and miniatures are worth being noticed, but 1 had to visit several times the salon to be able to give a plain account of it. and to render duo justice to all the artists. If there are any American paintings among those which have been exhibited, I will take great pleasure in aoticing them. More anon, in my next letter. . . ... The Emperor has made arrangements with seve ral builders to establish in all the large cities of France a series of blocks, which will be filled with houses, to be used as dwelling places for workmen. At Lyons, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Bread, Nantes, Havre, Lille, Strasbourg, Ac., the building of these places will soon take place, and will be carried on till finished. , . .... The number of emigrants for America is daily increasing all over Europe. At Havre the mammoth packet ship Carolus Magnus, which I have men tioned in one of my letters, left that port, having on hoard fcOO emigrants from Germany, all bound to New York. In Norway, at Christiana, three ships? the Argo, Tegner and Zephyr?embarked 722 emi grants from the province of Ackershans and of the Kongswingcr village, who are going to Quebec and New York, to emigrate tothc western prairies. The General of the Jesuits, callad Father Rootbam, died on May 8, at Rome. This distin guished man, whose genius and ability were so great that he was the only ruler of that immense associa tion of the Jesuits, was bora at Amsterdam in 1785. His father, who was a surgeon, professed the Calvin ist religion, and he showed much anger at the would be apostacv of his son. Rootham was named Gene ral of the Jesuits on July 9,1829. The novel of Mrs. Beecher Stowe, "Uncle Toms Cabin," has been placed on the Index list?which is to say, prohibited in all the provinces of the Papal States, and in the kingdom of Naples. M. Caste, the member of the Academy of Sci ences to whose care we owe the discovery of the arti ficial fecundation of fishes, has recently imported from the Danube thirty thousand eggs of the species of salmon called Salmo hucho, the largest of the fin ny iribe, geuerally weighing from sixty to eighty pounds; and all those eggs, which were depo sited at Huninque, have already been hatched,and the small fishes arc as big as one's thumb. The celebrated vineyards of Mouton,iu the Medoc land were sold to Mr. Rothschild for the enormous sum of 1,125,000 francs. Mr. Penine, anothe rich banker, has bought the vineyards of Palmer, for the pnm of 425,000 francs. It is said that these vine yards are free from the disease which is generally experienced all over Europe. , _ , Apropos of the disease of vineyards: letters have been received from Tunis, which announce that the fig dates of the Riff, and other immense plantations of that land, are also attacked by a disease similar to that of the vine tree, olive and potato. The cholera is still raging with much violence in Moscow, and letters have been received which an nounce that the disease has made its appearance m St. Petersburg. Among the illustrious dead j would mention the celebrated tragedian Karatiguine, the Kean of Russia. ? The theatrical news is full of entertaining items, which will be interesting to your readers. At the Italian Opera the success of the "Bravo, by Mercadante, bas been so great that the man iger has been compelled to postpone the fermcture ot Ins theatre to another week. Bettini and Mile. La crraiiec are daily received with the warmest applause. At the Varictces Theatre MM. Corrnon, Grange, and De Montheau have produced a poor play, entitled "LesFemmes du Monde," which was hissed with much furore by the whole audience, owing to toe paltry language of the would be lqdics of the At^thc Vaudeville theatre a five act play, called "Los filles de Marbre," by M. Thlbourt, proved very successful, and was received with much applause. The story aims to prove that kept women have no heart, and urc the worst deceivers of the tcmale sex. True, indeed?very true. .... I At the l'orte St. Martin, Frederic Lcmaitre, the | renowned actor has m^j Jiis ? in a flra- I ma called "Lc Vieux Caporal," written by MM. Da manoi and Hennery. This five act play was received with enthusiasm by the whole andiencc, and the inimitable comedian was rewarded with deafening ' 'At tl?e Talais Royal a farce in three acts entitled, "Lc Bourreau des Cranes," by Messrs. Lafargue and Siraudin, excited the utmost laughter, and was ad mirably played by Grassot, Fainville and Ravel. The Grand Optra is coining money with the new opera of Neidermeyer,"La Fronde." Last night, tho lioxes and lobbies were filled from pit to dome. Tedcsco and Roger sung with tbe utmost talent. The circus of the Champs Elysccs will re-open on Saturday next; the new title of this place of amuse ment is Cirque de l'lmprratrico. The Hippodrome and the Arencs are also filled on every occasion, with a thick crowd, and their managers arc coining.money. I will end this gossip hy a little hit of American intelligence, which is worth mentioning. Mr. ? s daughter, who had eloped with a Pole, was united to him at Geneva, a week ago. It appears that the father had the greatest trouble to foree the rascal to render due honor to his daughter. "Why did ho not shoot him through the heart?" Such is the general remark among the Americana here. B. li. it. OMtaary. At Asswary, near Newry, Ireland, on the 7th nit., Mr David Ihv,crH, aged 9!) years. He is believed to have been the last surviving representative of tl?e Irish Volunteers of 1872. M. Odry, the celebrated French low comedian, died In Paris on the Dth of May. The Paris obituary of the last few weeks includes the names of Madame Camille Bodin, author of a irrtftt number of novels and romances?and that of M. Charles Bewrin, the oldest of the dramatic writers in France. A woman lately died In a village near Madrid, aged 125. Hhe married for the second time at the age ol 100; she leaves fourteen children, eight graud children, and nineteen greatrgrand-cbildren. Lady Fielding, who, with her husband, embraced the Roman Catholic religion a few years ago, died on the Isr ult, at Naples. We have to announce the death of Sir Godfrey Wetieter, which took place at Battle-abbey, England, <n Wednesday, ?h* 4th uR. Hir Godfrey had been very unwell for some time, and was ia a state of ex twine weakness, bnt his decease occurred very unex pectedly. The deceased was tbe sixth baiWbet who has home the title, which was created in 1703. Tbe age of Sir Godfrey at the time of his death was thir ?>*J*ht. His brother, Augustus Frederick, born ia 1,'.8UcceC(iu *? thc title. The family seat is Hat tie-abbey. _. Mnsltal and Tlfatrtenl. aPPP* Wednesday evening, May 14, the Harmonic Hociety gave a concert at Exeter Hal', London. Wen? oratorio of "The Creation" and Leslie's fes tival anthem were the works which were produced. J he principal singers were Miss LouNa Pvne, MLs S Mr ll'iperr Staudigl, and Mr. Sims . . Mr. Ltelle s anthem was remarkably well twf ?B1 lfc!l 'ittle to he desired on the part of R eves "Th. ST* The 9 'l*' ot Mr" *?!? Beeves, Thou, O God,' was beautifully iriven as was el.-o ths duet, "Give Thanks, O Israel " i?y Mr. Sims Reeves and Mis?Louisa Pyne. "The Creation" was a master piece of execution, both instrument il and vocal, and the solos by Miss Louisa Pync, Herr Staudigl and Mr. Smi9 Reeves, were given with a true appreciation of their beauties. Particul irly de serving of notice were the airs "In Splendor Br glit" and "In Native Worth," which were sung by Mr. Sims Reeves in a most finished manner. Altogether this concert may be said to have reflected the highest credit upon the spirited exertions of the directors. Mr. Aguilar gave a concert at the Hanover square Rooms, London, on Wednesday, the 4th inst. The services of many of the first artists of the day were engaged to add variety to the entertainment, but the chief point of iutcisst was undoubtedly the perform ance of Mr. Aguilar htmself, who both as a pianist and composer possesses talents of a high order. ^ Emperor sent the ribbon of a command or in the Legion of Honor to Rossini, he wrote a highly complimentary letter, in which he expressed a nope that the great composer would gratify him and the world by writing a new opera. Rossini, who, since he has reposed upon his laurels, passes for one of the most idle as well as the most independent men in Europe, assured his Majesty, in reply, that he was only a musician "by accident;" that he had never composed from the love of composition, but for the sake of a livelihood, and that now that he w&a above the world he desired rest. At the end of his letter, however, Rossini offered to compose a mass for the coronation. The Emperor's answer to this proposal is not yet known. Pacini is writing a new opera for the San Carlo, at Naples. ' It is suited that two operas, "Adelasia," and "I Quatro Rustic!," which were written by Raimondi a few months before his death, will be produced at Rome. The celebrated maestro, Boucheron, of Milan, has just produced a "Credo, Sanctus, and Benedictus," written for men's voices. Report speaks highly of the beauty of the composition. A new opera, "Enfernio di Messini," by Gambini, ip in active rehearsal at the Carcano, in Milan. parts*1' Baldanza' nnd -A-ltini, take the principal One hundred and ten consecutive representations ot " The Prophet" have been given at Stockholm. ?A. musical festival is to be held for the opening of St. George's hall, Bradford, England, which will commence on the 31st of August, and last three days. Signor Costa is engaged as conductor. At the express wish of the grand duke of Tuscany, Rossini recently conducted the orchestra at the pro duction of his celebrated work, " William Tell." _ Items of News .t, r?, Hungarian Allgtmtint Zeitung has given the following ethnological statistics concerning Hun gary in 1850 :?Magyars, 5,278,665; Slavonic races. ?X,CinSo^ of^the Bufeari?ns, 5,277,329; Romanen, f u ' Germans, 1,377,484; smaller nations, obl,004i The second volume of a very interesting book has just been published at Leipzig, viz., "An Account or the Different Languages of the German People," by Herr von Firmenich. It contains four hundred and ninety-one German dialects. Herr von Firme nich has collected altogether five hundred and six ty-three; the remaining seventy-two will appear in the third and fourth volumes. Mr. Robinson, the translator to the Bengal gov ernment, India) is said to have in the press a Ben gaJee translation of "Robinson Crusoe,M with nu merous wood cut illustrations. It is a curious fact that in British heraldry there are but three coats of arms which have monkeys for supporters. One is the Dnke of Leicester's, (owing, it is Bald, to a monkey having carried off a Fitz gerald, in a time of danger, to the house-top, and safely brought him back.) The others belong to the houses of Digby and St. John. Blankets were first made at Bristol, in England, in the reign of Henry nr., and so called after three brothers, namod Manquot, by whom A loom, at which they were woven, was invented. A delicate and interesting female, a Lapllnd gian tess, measuring seven feet two inches, and weigbin twenty-four stone fourteen pounds, is being exhibited at Aberdeen, Scotland. In Japan, according to M. Hue, there is a contri vance, in general use among the devout, "for simpli fying their devotional activity." " This instrument " says that adventurous traveller, "is called a chu-kar that is 'turning prayer" and it is common enough to' ??? tbem fixed in tLe lied of a running stream, aa they are then set in motion by the water, and go on preying right and day to the special benefit of the person who has placed them there." Wellington, contrary to general belief, was bom a mckly child, like Turenne; he was weakly when young, and passed two years at Angers, chiefly on a sofa, playing with a pet dog. He remembered his previous career with no pleasure, and seldom re 'erred to it. His real life began in ludia, where his body ripened by that genial sun, and the exercise of command called forth every dormant capability of the general and the statesman. The flesh brush and ice water?long his sole beverage?are said to have been the mam instruments for preserving health alterwards. About fifty years after his death a public dispute was held in the Lniver-ity of Paris whether Hecket ought to be condemned as a rebel or honored as a saiut. A challenge Las been sent by Ilerr Harwitz to Mr. htaiiDton, the celebrated chess player, to play a match ot the first eleven games for fifty guineas. It Las created quite a sensation in the chess world. Irom the well known talents of both gentlemen. Another of the new Himalayan rhododendrons, brought to Scotland by Dr. Joseph Hooker, has flowered for the first time in the Glasgow Botanic Garden. It is the R. leptdctum. One of the most important facts connected with the present age is the unparalleled increase of the Anglo-Faxon race in numbers, wealth, and influ ence, within the last 200 years. In the early part of the seventeenth century, England, Wales, and Scot land numbered only about 6,(100,000, and as a nation was classed amongst the second rate powers of Eu rope. Now, at the present time, the English Ian guage is spoken by upwards of CO 000,000, scattered over every island and continent of the earth. The trench custom-house officers have made an important se'zure. A cart drawn by four horses, and aid arently laden with coal, came from the Belgian frontier, an j drew up at the customhouse to be examined. One of the officers put his hands on what be thought to be an enormous bloc k of coal, and to his great surprise found bo could lift it without difficulty. Th% !--? ; - v "u *" - tiv ? "u to ft mini|t? exarnina i when what appeared to be large masses of that combustible, turned out to be boxes ingeniously coated over with coal, which was attached to them by cement. The cart in this way contained about two thousand kilogrammes of tobacco, and several thousands of excellent regnrs. The building of flax mills throughout Ireland is daily gaining ground, especially in the north. We are told, also, that capitalists have been selecting sites for this purpose in the neighborhood of Guiway A valuable manuscript cony of the Bible, in Nor man-trench, written on vellum, richly illuminated end once the property of King John of France, is abe>ut to bo offered for sale tor the benefit of the creditors of Mr. Broughton, formerly of the Foreiirn oflice. It is stated that ?1,500 was demanded for it on the occasion of an application to purchase it by the lute Archbihhop of Canterbury. A Sydney paper says that arrowroot, conal to that procured from tho South Sea islands, had been pre nsred from some wdd plants which grow abundant ly near Sydney. Tb? c??* which travels from Barnslcy to Sheffield England, has a female guard. The Empress of China Is said to be a Christian, the daughter of a Christian, and the Emperor himself more than half a convert. Tho Manx Sun asserts that tho Emperor of the French intends visiting the Ialo of Man in July next. " In consequence of Mr. T. B. Maraulay's state of health being still anything but satisfactory, he has been ordered shortly to proceed to a wanner climate. Ixopold, Duke of Austria, the same who impris oned Richard Coeorde Lion, of England, met with an accident. His horse fell under him and crushed his leg. The surgeons mid that the limb must be sn pntated; but noue of them knew how to ampu tate It. Leopold, in bis agony, laid a hatchet on his thigh, and ordered his servants to strike with a mallet. 1 he leg wastnt off, and he died of the gush of blood. Huch was the eud ot that powerful prince There Is not now a laborer In England who cannot oldain surgical assistance infinitely siqierior to that which the sovereign of Austria could command in tbe twelfth criiturj. The inspector of nnlsances at Rochester England has reported at tbe meeting . the local Board of Hesfth s iiuban. e occa h ned by the early crowing Klep y*o Bo(.luster man will eynr rivil "Grey's