Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper from London, Greater London, England on September 18, 1870 · 5
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gBPTEMBEE 18, 1870 erjil T B "R A T U E, Bi - THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. mM it its voyage Journey Home is a 8 . gnd if Ha freshness, frolic,, and descrip-tielon&i aerious as well as light, be equal to "The ncents Abroad," we should recommend any of '""j raiders, who may be on the move, to get both oul Times wr, notwithstanding that this is a time mbook of travel abound we might say, over- mmdit i9 very seldom we light upon travels over, f Ttaopeans, beaten paths, that afford a tithe of the musement whioh Mark Twain gives his readers. Sark Twain in a racy, pungent writer. There is this harm in him, that Be can be serious as well as lively. f?a is a literate man. There is reason In his frolio. While he makes hiB reader laugh with his descriptions be contrives to render the object of his descrip-5 iividlv to the mind. His bright and rapid de- eriptin 'na Azores, for instance, gives as a sharp nd lasting idea of these solitary islands of the Atlan ta He falls most in Jfans ; but even in his JL'ans there are some excellent bits. Mark Twain was one of a pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land, which was planned and which left New York in 1867. It was a kind of Cook's Excursion with American fixings; and the people Zha were brought together as Mark Twain's fellow- ",u ' i. i. j j i : faveliers anoru mm uuijuhjuulmbs ior i-ue uiuuuirc telling of his stories, which he uses with skill. The real name of Mark Twain, it Bhould be recorded, is Mr. Samuel L. Clemens. Mr. Clemens has been ex--.dino-lv fortunate in his editor. Mr. Edward P. ai-miton. whose name is known both in America and In this country, and who shows by his quaint and sparkling introduction that he was the man to act as flare Twain s introducer to tne isngusn puDuo. says Mr. Hinaaton i " I might come to grief !" " Ton might." " Koll over s preolpios, perhaps, and break my neck 1" " Well, that's boT Vour temper might be tried in that way. The roads 'rhs Sierra are pretty rough lust now. and we are iiimlv to have uelv weather." " Then. I think, the Karae ft hardly worth the candle, my Iriend. No riding over the mountains aione ior me. isesiaes, wnac wouiainere h it, see when I KOt to Nevada J" " You would see the big silver nunes." " I have seen the Mexican ones. They were large enough for me. Is there anything else to re-nay mo for the journey !" " Yes : you would see Mark Twain." " Ah 1 1 will go," The foregoing is, as nearly as J can remember, an abstract of a conversation, with a literary Wend in San Francisco towards the close of the year 1863. - I knew that in a few months I should have to visit Nevada on business. Why not avail myself of a ftfeure week, and ride over the Sierra to Bee the wonders: of She new territory? A mountain summit 6,000 feet feign, snow, slippery pains, ana .very rongu roaus were me MnilmnnML Knt whftn mv friend mentioned the name of Mark Twain the mountains grew less steep, the roads per-fecaypradtlcahle, and tho snow became white rosea, . I had read many Of Mark Twain's contributions to the press of the Sreat West. I had heard numerous reports, of his talents, MB-jovial wit, ms social singmarines, una im extreme gooa leuowsuip. lu one. oi - wie .uuuei-a a uau. jeenliim styled" that moral phenomenon, Mark Twain." ttallavlne that a " moral phenomenon" would be some thing to see, and that the conversation of a man who could write so humorously would be worth listening to, I Started for Kevada. At the town of Placerville I came to a, halt. My horse -a borrowed one did not at all care about seeing Mark Twain. He preferred to see a veterinary doctor, the people of Placerville told me that I had better make the journey in the stage-coach. I did so, but not till nearly two months later, when the roads were In better condition. Then it was that I landed aiyaelf in Virginia city a terraced town, built on the side ot Mount Davidson ; and there it was that I met Mark Twain. " You will And him at the office ot the Territorial Enterprise," was the direction I received. Virginia city was but a few months old. The Territorial Enterprise was a daily paper, well edited, copious in its information, fortunate in its advertisements, anil published every morning, where a year or two previous thora had been the silence of the wilderness and the tents of the Indian javage. The newspaper office was In C street. Its foundations were ot granite, its front of iron. In its basement was. a saloon for drink, furnished with a pian o, the use of which, I was informed, was " to tone down the troubled spirits of the visitors. " Behind tho drinking-saloon were two of Hoe's cylinder steam-printing presses, vn cue nrst-noor oi tne building were the offices of mining sharebroliers and a wholesale brandy store. On the second storey were some more broKera ana attorneys, ana on tne inira-noor were the editorial offices of the paper. I asked for Mr. Mark Twain, and hearing his name mentioned, the gentleman of whom I was in quest called out to Mr. Wright, to whom I had addressed myself, " Dan, pass the gentler inMi lnto mv den. The noble animal is here." A young man, strongly bnllt, ruddy in complexion, his hair of a sunny hue, his eyes light aud twinkling, in manner hearty, and nothing of the student about him, but very much of the miner one who looked as if he could take his own part In a quarrel, strike a smart blow as readily as he ntiliimiv a tellini? thine, bluffly . lolly, brusquely cordial, ff-handedly good-natured such was the kind of man I found Mark Twain to be. Mr. Hings'tou says that he found in Marir. Twain the man he expected to see," a flower of the wilderness tinged with the colour of the soil, the man of thought and tne man or action roueu, . into one, humourist and hard worker, Slomus in a felt, hat and iank boots." As editor of the TerrUorial Enter- prise, Mark Twain advertised," our duty is to keep she universe thoroughly, poscea concerning jnuruera and street-fights, and balls ana tneatres, ana paos:-trains, and ohurohes and lectures, and schoolhouses, and city and military affairs, and highway robberies, and Bible sooieties, and hay-waggons, and the thousand other things whioh itj is in the province of local reporters to keep track of, and magnify into undue Importance for the instruction of the readers sof a great daily newspaper." Beyond this revelation, Mr, Twain adds," Everything connected with these two. experiments of Providence must for ever remain' an Smpenetrable mystery." But let us give the reader b taste of Mark Twain's quality without further I think the Azores . must-be very little snown in America. Out of our whole ship's company there was.not a solitary individual who knew : anything whatever about Sham,, Some of the party, well read concerning most other lands, had no other information than that they were a-group of nine or ten small Islands far out in the Atlantic, Something more than half-way between New York and Gibraltar. That wasjall. , These considerations move me to put In a paragraph of dry facts just here. The com-eadnity is eminently Portuguese that is to sa?, K is slow, poor, shiftless, sleepy, andlazy. There is a oivil governor, Appointed by the King of Portugal ; and. also a military governor who can assume supreme control, and suspend the civil government at his pleasure. The islands contain k population of about 200,000, almost entirely Portuguese. pventhiDg Is staid and settled, for the country was 100 Iters Old When Columbus discovered Amcrioa, The principal crop IS Corn, and they raise tt and grind it just as fchslr creat-great-ereat-graDafathers did. They plough wlthaToai&ay sSod with iron; their trifling : little Wows are drawn by men and women ; small windmills Brind the corn, ten bushels s-day, and there 19 pne assistant superintendent to feed the mill, and ageneralsuparinten-dent, to stand by and keep him from going to sleep, when She wind changes they hitch on some donkeys, and actually turn the whole upper half of the null round, until Hie sails are in proper position, Instead of flxlngthe concern so that the sails could be moved, instead of the mill. Oxen tread the wheat from the ear, afterthefashfon prevalent in the time of Methuselah. There Is not a wheelbarrow tn the land they carrv everything on their heads, or on donkeys, or In a wicker-bodied cart, whose wheels are solid blocks of wood and whose axles turn with the wheel. Ethers Is not a modern plough in the islands, or a thrashing machine. All attempts to introduce them have failed. !The good Catholic Portuguese erossedhiniself, and prayed to God to shield him from all blasphemous desire to know more than his father did before him. The climate is mild, ffhey never have snow or Ice, and 1 saw no chimneys in the town. The donkeys and the men, women and children all eat and sleep in the same room, end are unclean, ore ravaged by vermin, aud are truly happy. The people tie and cheat the stranger, aud are desperately Ignorant, and have hardly any reverence for their dead. Tho latter trait shows how little better they are than the donfteys fchoy eat and sleep with. The only well-dressed Portuguese in the camp are the half-a-dozen well-to-do families, the Result priests, and the soldiers of the little garrison. The Brages of a labourer are 20 to 24 cents a-day, and those of good mechanio about twice as much. They count it In trels at a thousand to the dollar, and this makes them rich pnd contented, line grapes used to grow In the IslandB, Suidau excellent wine was made and exported. But a pisease killed all the vines lo years ago, and since that lime no wine has been made. The islands being wholly wolcanio the soil Is necessarily very rich, nearly every Soot ot ground is under cultivation, and two or three Brons a-veAm? ea)i arf!.ia ATA nroduced : but nothing is exported, save a few oranges chiefly to England. Nobody bwuwouwo. ana nooopy goes away, ueira aumug unknown in fcal. A thirst for it is a passion equally un- .uwnu. a. rorcuguese of average intelligence iuu.utreu u. , 'ut J1 war were over, because, he salo, somebody had mm nan, or at least it ran in ;nia mxnu wiiu,buiua-dy had told him somothlnn. HW.hut I And when a nas- lenger gave an offlcerof thsmnrmn inii nfOteiTribune. he Berald, and Titties, he was surprised to find later news En them from Usbon than he had lust received by the f 9 "The Innocents Abroad : a Book of Travel In Pursuit f Pleasure." By Mark Twain. With an Introduction, by I lAmrd P. ain&stoa. J. a Hstten. . la 0fM riW&&,K.h.X h -XT'STD 0 JSf'., Uttle monthly steamer. He was told that St ' cam by t amo, mm euro iio iiuBw vuoy uuu criBu.. uu my a came ton years ago : but it had been in his mind, somehow, that they hadn't Bucoeeded I When Mark Twain was in Pans won whftn body was there namely, during the Universal Ext hibitioaof 1867 when the fansa aad fortunes of Napoleon ill. were in their mid-day SDlendour. The JEtepublioan'a imagination, was seized with the marvellous story of Csesar, to whom men from every ciime were paying court, ana woo was receiving, in the most Bplendid, city on the face of the earth, a succession of crowned guests. Hib pictures of Paris, under the influence of the Great Exhibition, appear to be of the tar-away past, so high have events been piled between them and the present. Where is Cseear now, by whose side the sultan lately roae through the Bote ; who had the Czar of all the Husuias at his table ; and who feasted erowhilehis gaoler of to-day ? "Fast won, fast lost," is indeed a true proverb. But here is Caesar in the sunlight of his fortunes, as fllaiK Twain saw mm : Bat the two central figures claimed all mv attention. Was ever such a contrast set up before a multitude till now f Napoleon in military uniform a long-bodied,short-legged man, fiercely moustachod, old, wrinkled; with eyes nait-cioseu, ana sucna aeep, craity, scneming expression about them I Nanoleon. howlnsr ever so crentlv to the loud plaudits, and watching everything -and everybody with his cat eyes from under Ms depressed hat-brim, as If to discover any sign that those cheers were not heartfelt and cordial. Abdul Aziz, absolute lord of the ottoman empire clad in dark green European clothes, almost without ornament or Insignia of rank,and a red Turkish fez on his head a short, stout,dark man,black-bearded,blackf eyed, stupid, unprepossessing a man whose appearance somehow suggested that ifj he only had a cleaver In his hand and a white anion on. one would not beat all sur prised to hear him say," A mutton roast to-day, or will you have a nice porter-house steak t" Napoleon EIL, the representative ui tna uiKiiroc uiuucru oivuieabiuiii,ii&ureat, and refinement; Abdul Aziz, the representative of a people by .nature and training filthy, brutish, Ignorant, unpro-gressive, superstitious and- a government whose Three Graces are Tyranny, Eapacity, Blood. Here, in brilliant Paruymderthia majestic Arch of Triumph, the First Century greets the Nineteenth ! Napoleon III., Emperor of France 1 Surrounded by shouting thousands, by military pomp.by the splendours of his capital clty.and companioned by kingsand princes -this is the man who was sneered at, and reviled, and called bastard yet who was dreaming of a crown and an emoireall the while : who was driven Into exile but carried his dreams with him ; who associated with the common herd in America, and rah foot races for a wager but still sat upon a throne In fancy ; who braved every danger to go to his dying mother, and grieved tnat sne couia not oe ep&reu w tsetj uuu vow utuuo uu plebeian vestments for the purple of royalty; who kept his faithful watch, and walked his weary boat, a common policeman of London but dreamed the while of a coming night, when he should tread the long drawn dorrldors of the Tuileries ; who made the miserable fiasco of Strasburg ; saw his poor shabby eagle, forgetful of its lesson, refuse to perch upon hisaltoulder : delivered his carefully jpre-nared aontonflouB: burst of eloauence unto unsyvnoathetlo ears, found himself a prisoner, the butt of small- wits, a raarttior sue piMisija nuwuiu -in mi wu wurtur--jfoi, ,ru, on: dreaming of coronations and splondldvpageants as before J who lay, a fprgotten captive, in tliB: duiigeons of , Ham and still schemed, and planne&5ind:pondered over future glory and future power ; President ot Stance at last I AoBp aitat, and surrounded by applauding armies, welcomed by the thunders of cannon, he mounts, a throne, aud waves before an , astounded world the sceptre of a mighty empire 1 Who talks of the marvels of Action f Who speaks of the wonders of romance? Who prates of the tame achievements of Aladdin and the Magii of Arabia? Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Turkey, lord of the Ottoman empire' t- Born to a throne ; weak, stupid, ignorant almost as Ms meanest slave : chief of a vast royalty, yet tho puppet of his Premier, and the obedient child of a tyrannical mother; the man who sits upon a throne, the beok of whose finger moves armies and navies, who. holds in his hand the power of lifo and death over millions yet who sleeps, sleeps.eats, eats, idles with his eight hundred concubines, add when he is surfeited with eating, : and sleeping, and idling, and would rouse up and take the reins of govern, meat, and threaten to be a Sultan, is charmed from his purpose by wary Fuad Pasha, with a pretty planfor a new palace or a new ship charmed away with anew toy, Hire a restless child ; a man who sees his people robbed and oppressed by soulless tax-gatherers, but speaks no word to save them; who believes lu .gnomes and genii, and the wild fables of the Arabian Nights, but has small regard for the mighty magicians of to-day, and is nervous !n the presence of their mysterious railroads, aud steamboats, and telegraphs ; who wnM bom ndnA (n ifovnt nil that Brent Mahomet All achieved, and would prefer rather to forget than emulate him; a man who found his great empire a blot upon the earth a degraded, poverty-stricken, miserable, Infamous, agglomeration of ignorance, crime, and brutality ; and will laie away tue auottea uays oi uu wmi wo, au pass to the dust and the worms, and leave it sol Napoleon has augmented the commercial prosperity of France in ten years to such a degree that figures can hardly compute'it. He has rebuilt Paris, and has partly rebuilt every city In the state. He. condemns a whole Btreet at a time, assesses the damages, pays them, and re-hniirfa GiinnrMv. Than aneculators buy no the wound. and sell, but the original owter is given tho first cboioe by the Government at a stated price before the speculator is permitted to purchase. But above all things, he has taken the solo control of the Umpire of .France 'Into his own hands, and made it a tolerably free land Tor people who will not attempt to go too far in meddling with Government affairs. No country offers greater security to life and property than France ; and one has atl the freedom ha wants, but no license no license to interfere with any-irmfca nnvrnie uncomfortable. As for the Sultan, one could set a trap anywhere, and oatoh a dozen abler menjin a night. Mark Twain was not awe-struok by'hls first glance at European majesties. We conclude with a strong recommendation to the reader to find for himself wWfcfhiiinrimirahla American humourist; nag to say 'nf'thn ascent of Vesuvius. Venioe, the Roman 'Coli seum.- Pompeii, &o. Blnoher, by the way, is a most amujing.fellow-traveiier or bis. BOOKS, &o , KECBIVED DP TO MONDAY, SEPT. ; 12. Bell's English Poets. Cowper. Charles Griffin and Co. Sranoe, Alsace, and lorraine. Is. Trubner and Co. Daphnls ; a Poem.-J. C. HotEen. A Ma-a fntlirn nil Malt LlOUOrS. BV JOSODh UWSBV. Id. W. Tweedie. , The semiquaver, loreseptemoBr, . Thn TRcfflcatlon of Christendom; ls.--CS. E. aodgaon and-Son. . . . . , Essays on the war, uy ueics, r. o. ajpg. NATIONS, TAKE HANDS 1 Nations, take hands ! the centuries past Have known too much of crime ; Shall hate and war for ever last, And steep in blood iiU time? , Pah I Christians slaughtering Christians still At length that trade shonld ooass ; Men can do better things than kill, Ranked In tho wars of peace. Fling by the sword, O suffering lands ! Brothers at last in love take hands 1 Nations, take bauds! , Peoples, for conquests do you lengf Say, brothers, that's untrue. You, plundered slaves, your despots wrong, Charging their sins on you. How long, O used Bnd flimg-by tools I For emperors will you war. And tertUise the earth with fools, At word of king or ozar? Deaf to their calls, O wiser lands, Henceforth In lasting love take hands I Nations, take bands I See, a new earth, a happier day, For man than yet hath shone I The thunder-clouds of war away. The earth rolls smiling on. Millions, the rifle laid aside. Now bend to forge or plough ; The craftsman's triumphs now their pride-Harvests their glory now. Untaxed, unfearing, happy lands, For good. In lasting love, take bands I Nations, take hands ! w. c. BEJWBra. . T . ".,.. ,.J- . V ,1.4Jna jf.a lilOU IcagUO UtW JUBUID3UCU H IWH'a future action, and embodying the objects, in addition orgtulleal.Jluu ut vjioucnguc auuuiuuw uJiwwn.y"0 newpurjiosea for whioh the organisation is to be c,arr t-s Z- fTI. . II t Tit. nntttnirtlin Education act in operation, go as to secure, as far as possible, the establishment of unsectarian, compulsory, and free schools. 2. To promote amendments in.the Education act, by . converting the permissive into obligatory clauses, ahdseour.bg the reoognition cne pnucipie oe vquauty in rate-aiueu buuuuu,,. Tn resist the increase of narlianientarV crants to Beotarian sohools. 4. To watch the progress of educational legislation in reference to the Irish syatsin. S. To inBnehce public and parliamentary opinion by Li nHl,lU,C.M 1:..".. - ..11 AfUA- n.rnil. . 1 in ........ .1' 1 ...(.Jon nnm. pulsory, and free system of education ; and with this View w bouuio wic iviutn wi uiuiuMtsra w mw of Commons pledged to support the principles ad-vacated by the tmm." ',' PtBLIO .ABTOSEMENTS. fSTSAND THEATRE. The susoeptibilities of the hbri. Chamberlain with respect to the title of aaelt Sheppard being so great as to prevent its application even to a burieso.ue, Mr. H. B. Ramie's new niece on this subject has been entitled Tht Idle Treaties ; e Tyownian Idyll of ittgn, tiow, Jack ana ms jjuus warn. This was prodnbed on Saturday sight at the Strand, on the commencement of the regular winter , season. Mr. Harrison Ainsworth's well-known story has evidently formed the groundwork of the new burlesque, though of course a number of changes are made as it progresses. The two first scenes, Yauxhall in the olden time, and a view of the Thames with the old hotel of the Fox-nnder-the-Hill, were excellent ; the dialogue was pointed, the songs lively, the jokes fresh, and all went as merrily as could be wished. In the next two scenes, however, there was a great falling off in the fun, the same jokes were repeated again and again, and the action became tedious by reason of its prolixity. A droll song by Mr. Terry, and a lively hornpipe by Miss Goodall, kept the audience in a good humour ; ,and as the last scene proved to be full of extravagant fun the curtain fell amid cordial applause, and author and actors crossed the stage in response to the calls of the audience. The burlesque occupied upwards of two hours in representation, so that it will afford plenty of opportunity for condensing a process that it will doubtless have undergone before this reaches the reader. The idle but elegant Jack, who never appeared unaccompanied by his "followers," Edgeworth Bess (Miss E. Kose) and Poll (Miss Metcalfe),' is represented with excellent dash and finish by Miss Jenny Lee. Jonathan "Wild, a Mephisto-phelian tempter, was capitally aoted by Miss Eleanor Bufton, whose graceful figure was admirably Bet off by a closely-fitting suit of black. Miss Amy Sheridan looked well in a suit of white satin embroidered with silver, but scarcely disolaved animation enough for the villanous Sir Bowland Trenohard. Winnifred, the pretty daughter of Wood, the undertaker, found a charming representative in Miss Kate SantJey, who sang a lively ballad, "Stay, Johnny, stay," with such archness and vivacity as to seoure an enthusiastic encore. The interpolation of the oharacter of Tom Tug afforded Miss Bella Goodall an opporta-nity of displaying her terpsiohorean abilities in a brilliant pair of blue satin trowsers, her sailor's hornpipe throwing a large portion of the audience into the wildest state of delight, whioh was further increased on its repetition. Mr. Terry appeared as Mrs. Sheppard,- who is changed into - an Irish fruit seller, and gained an encore for his singing of a rather stingy song. In the trial scene hispraotical fun proved very amusfog. The principal oharacter in the piece, Blueskin. served to introduce a new low comedian, Mr. ; Hairy Faulton, to a London audience, , Hel'is represented as a helmeted tendon- " Bobby" of the present day. ready to demand swear anything at the' bidding of Jonathan WM. All the old . panto-1 mime joltes as to the invisibility of the force and their pRssion for cooks are repeated times out of number, and Blueskin's constant threat to all opposed to him is that he will "run them in." Mr. Paulton1 rcaa warmlv received, and soeedilv established him self as a favourite with the audience by the heartiness and comio sDirifc of his acting. He never entered or left the stage without raising a laugh, and his acting, and dancing were followed with continuous applause ; while his rendering of a series of absurd verses to the tune of ".Not for Joe," obtained such marked favour as to be five times encored. Mr. Fenton displayed considerable humour in the brief part of the Judye.. He has also painted four of the new scenes with his usual ability. The Day after the Wedding and The School for Coquettes commenced the evening,' which was brought to a close with, the farce xae umps oj the Channel. - EAST LONDON THEATBE. Anew drama of a hiahlv sensational charaoter has been brought out at the .East London this week, under the old title of A Fatal Marriage. The author is Mr. Edward Towers, who has worked up a series of exciting scenes in a prologue and three acts. In the first scene the " ill-assorted " couple quarrel, and tho wife pushes, her husband into the river. About the same time her child is stolen by a gipsy, and Bhe is left free to pursue certain ambitious, schemes which she cherishes. After a lapse ot seventeen years the drama opens, when we find the supposed murderer married to a baronet. Her husband, however, was not drowned, and turns up just in time to save his own child from the designs of a libertine, though without recognising who she is. The interview between the "fatal" oouple which follows is a powerful scene, and appeals strongly to the sym pathies of the audience. After some mystery a meeting is arranged to take place in the garden, and here, A la Lady Audley, the wife again attempts to kill her husband by pushing him info a well. On being detected she seeks to overwhelm her daughter in her ruin, by making a charge of felony against her, but on learning from the gipsy who she is, becomes mad. This affords but the barest idea of the new drama, which abounds in incident, and is placed on the stage with an amount of scenic display surpassing that of any piece we have previously seen at this house. The fast scene in the garden is especially effective, and brings the play to a very satisfactory close. Mrs. Grainger, as the wicked wife, Siebel; Miss Griffin, as the daughter, Kmmeline, and Mrs. Foster in the character of the gipsy, played with considerable force and earnestness. The principal male characters were well supported by Mr. Fredericks, Mr. Tates, Mr. Walsh, andMr. Glenney. ; DRTOT-tAOT Thhatbb will re-open on Saturday next,' with a new veraion of Sir Walter Seotft " Kenilworth," written by Mr. Andrew Halliday. It will be time cast ; Queen Elizabeth, Miss fanny Addison; Amy Kobsart, Miss Neilson; Leicester, Me-Ji B. Howard ; Varley, Mr. !T. C. King ; Ties-siliani Mr. Tavarez, a Mexican actor ; Mike Lam. bourne, Mr. Brittain Wright; Flibbertigibbet, Mr. K. Vokes ; Sir Walter Salelgh. by aaoii of Mr. Henry Marston. The piece is in sour acts, the second of which shows the Court of Elizabeth, and the third the Bevels of Kenilworth, in whioh all the exhibitions and characters quoted by Scott will be introduced. . Off ABiNO-OBOSS Thbaibs will shortly re-open under the management of Mr. pfcarles H, Koss, and among the novelties to be i'produced is what he calls A Realism, in three aots, by the author of Clam ; and A Mock Tragedv. with fantastic drfsses and live soenery, of which the action takes plaoe in Carthage a thousand years ago, and partly in King William- street, Charing-oross, the day after to-morrow. Thb homoen theatre will open on tne isi or October, under Mr. Sefton Party's management, with a new sensational drama, in four aots, iu which Mesdames Lydia Foote, Hughes, Kate Bishop, Mrs. Stephens ; Messrs. Parselle, Holston, Kobson, P.Day, and Garden will appear. The Hoeboeh Amphitheatre will also open on DntnW Int with eauestrian nerfnrmances. under the direotion of Mr. Alfred Bradbuiy. Mb. asd Mrs. Rodbbt, after their highly successful career at the Queen's, iiaye gone on a short provincial tour. On their return to London, they will appear in Joan, of Are, The Bakmaid Cosiest at North Woolwich-gardens haa been continued this week, with the addition of a promenade conoert, in whioh several popular singers have taken part. JTANQKAJHA. UJT nlUMJAWl.'. JJT, UOrry O AUUCACowug and nmilflifier entertainment. "Ii-nlnnd: Its Scenery. Music, and Antiquities," has been opened this week at the Palais Boyal, Argyle-street. It embraces upwards of 30 striking dioramio pictures of different parts of Ireland, which are accompanied by a light and humorous descriptive lecture, and agreeably relieved by the introduction of a number of popular Trioh ballads, capitally rendered hvMiss Nelly Hayes, theMisses Barrett, Miss Carrie- Henry, and others; The hall is prettily decorated, and every arrangement is made to seoure the comfort of visitors. . .ilU ....... A I. ,I,..IMJ. . - At. :H 4-I.a nf nl.M. ,'mlanil TlAWa. papers, printed . matter, and patterns or samples,' which will take effect on and from the 1st of October, notice has Deen given ac rne fost-omce wiai. uu-penny postage labels and newspaper wrappers hearing an impressed halfpenny stamp will be introduced, and will be aupphed before the 1st to newspaper pro-nrietors and newsagents who reauire time for prepa ration. ., ; 'JF tarmaRAELI ON PASSING -EVENTS. At!th8anmial meeting of - the KoyM and"Ofintral Buoks Agricultural association, held on Wednesday, Me. Disraeli replied to the toast of the " House of lords ana commons." uavmg reterretsra m ag"-onltural prospects of the country, he proceeded to eu,y ; s. uuruiy.-iute to hid uuwu wuuu, ,um&u& reference to those tonics which so -muoh occupy the attention of the people of this country and of Europe' at tho present moment. We have all witnessed great and strange events of late, and it is more than nnaqihlp ih in nrntiahlR that WO shall all of U3 witness, and even perhaps soon, greater and stranger events, .mere seems a zikbuuuuu. there will be in Europe a very trying time. I think it may be some consolation to ns that the last 40 years of thi3 country have not been wasted though there may be differences of opinion upon a variety of questions which have been dis-oussed, and which have led to legislation. I think that all impartial persons must admit that, on the whole, the progress of this country during the last 40 years has been decided and considerable. The moral and physical condition of the people may not have improved to the extent which the younger portion of those who are sitting in this room, I trust, will witness. But the principles upon which the moral and physical condition of the population of this country can he established and insured are no longer merely the subject of .philosophy, but have been recognised in legislation, and we have acted upon those principles. It is impossible to deny that our finance and our commerce are flourishing ; and although we have heard from those whom we greatly esteem that our means of national defence are by no means perfect, still the public mind of the country has for a long time been drawn to the subjeot, and I must say that I think the elements exist in this country of securing ample and complete means of national defence. Now, there is only one subject, and it is a most difficult one, which for a long period appeared as one which could not be drawn to any satisfactory conclusion that is. the distribution of political power, in the state. All felt that so long us there was a great controversy in the nation upon that question oircumstances might occur, unforeseen and unprecedented, as we experience at the' present moment, whioh might convulse this nation, and whioh might be the cause of great peril to our politsoal institutions and our social happiness. I think, therefore, it is a matter of great congratulation at this moment when empires vanish and republics arise, and the greatest possible changes occur or are threatened in every part of Europe tjhat three years ago,-with, if not the entire, yet with the very general concurrence of opinion among sen-sible men of all seotions, and without any disruption of political parties which I. for one, look upon-as nn -fi tho nraatest misfortunes which could happen io' England we did settle the question of tte principles whioh I belieVe are firm (cheers) and which at this moment allows every man to feel secure and confident in the politioal establishments of his country. I have alwayB felt myself that if England was true to herself there was no fear. I believe that England now is true to herself, and therefore I think, great, vast, and startling as are the changes that even hourly occur, we as Englishmen need not be appalled (loud and repeated oheera). ... CUTTINGS FROM THE COMIO JOURNALS. (From Punch.) "I have always a welcome for thee !" as the Spider said to the Blue-bottle. . A Tibaot. Nurse : I. cant peel you any more shrimps, Master Arthur. You're getting very tiresome; andldo wish your holidays was over. Master Arthur : I tell you what, Mary, you don't half fag for a chap I Why, at school 1 can always have a fellow to wait on me-lace my boots, and do everything I tell him. . . '. , ,. Melancholy. The year' shows signs of burning Itself out when we see the first ember Sept-ember. "Rue with A Difibbeitch." Can it be true, as telegraphed, that the Avenue de l'Empereur is henceforth to bo called tho Etie Victor Nolr? A bad omen l Suppose the "Black Victor" the Prussian jEagle should really fly into Paris that way ! (From Jn.l PARimdoes are assiduous in impressing the vlrtueB of "early rising" upon their young. The old birds always " get up " first. PiOBON(alpns8. It appears from the Field that pigeons are contraband of war. The .French authorities forbid the usual flying of Belgium pigeons from France, for fear the birds Bhould be used to convey information about strategic movements. Who would expect to find the doves of peace transformed to war-pigeons I ... Sex or One, Half-a-Dozes os the Other. Beally the Post-office authorities are hard to please. We see it an-nnttnnari that, t.hnv nre acln? to emnlov a number of lads as sorters. The announcement says : " The boys are to be between 13 and 16 years of age. A large number of both sexes are requirea in t;ie teiegrapu uepartiuem. We are afraid there will be a dlfflculty in procuring a sufficient supply of boys of both sexes. (lirom Will o' the Wise. I When may a schoolmaster expect an attack of hydrophobia! When he shows canine propensities. Oub Boeder ilitmnxw. The song-birds of England. The 'Art Union. Getting married. The Hardest Seat oe Ail. The seat of war. A Bread-and-butter MBS. Having to do without your breakfast. (From Juiy.) Wht do the Gorman people represent Iron aud quinlneJ Because they are Teutonics. To prevent hair from falling off. Go to a barber'Ban haveit.cut. To prepare a hot bed. Into one warming-pan put tw live coals ; mlxludiclously and waggle. How to make diamond cement. Bay a good diamond-ring, and give it to her. a . . , Soothmq Fomentation. Hot whlsky-and-water Inwards. (From Puneh-anti-Jadifi) TheMwibteeopiheInterior. "Wittles." : Vers Mitch So. It's very doubtful whether the French have got, amongst their " dogS of war." & " retriever." A Deal too Much. Bill discounters take "a deal of interest " in their employment. A " Detached Besidenob. An empty 'winkle shell. Geeiias Working; Class Feeling- oh the Wab. Mr. JJobert Applegartb, the intelligent secretary of the Amalgamated Society of .Carpenters and joiners, has just returned from a visit to Germany and the Rhine frontier, where he had gone for the purpose of ascertaining the effects and influence of the war upon the working classes and their homes and occupations. He states, as one result of his inquiries, that up to the canture of the Emperor and the advent of the Kepublio in France the working men of Germany generally were ready to males any aacnuco ior tne vigorous prosecution of the war, but that now they are almost unanimously of opinion that enough haa been done to vindicate the honour and secure the safety of Fatherland, and are in favour of a cessation of the war and the return of the army as soon as peace can be concluded. They are entirely opposed to the attack on Paris, or to fighting against the JTrenoh Kepublic, and strongly protest against any attempt on the part of the King of Prussia to annex any portion of the French territory. The German Republicans, who are very numerous and strong in all the large towns, are organising a united movement for calling upon the King of Prussia to conclude at once an honourable peace with the French Republican Government, and to disolaim all idea of the annexation of either Alsace or Lorraine. The Council of the International Workmen's association in London have also received letters from their branches in Germany expressing the same views. As Amusing Incident of " absurd enthusiasm " recently; occurred at Madame Tussaud anxS Sons' Exhibition, involving some little danger to their valuable property. An. elderly Frenoh matron, suddenly finding herself fade to face with the effigy of Count von Bismarck, commenced to abuse it in terms anything but "ladylike," and at last, carried away by her feelings, she rushed towards it, and had it not been for the vigorous remonstrances and a little gentle force used by the employh of the establishment, would certainly have spoilt the waxen features of the distinguished count. REUAnSABLE. BsSTOBATlTE PoWEBB Off Db. DB JgWutT! LrQHT- Brown Con jbivEa Ojt is DsniLiTr and Dzfeotivk Nvtriwoh. The rapidity and certainty with which this celobratea Oil will n-stow the Vital forces, and repair the loss of fleah, are thus desonbea by two experienced surgeons. Benjamin Clarke, Efq,, M.K.C.S.. m . teitifying to Its efficacy lu general debility, observes Atter too Pale Oil and all other remedies that I could think of Jiad Med, I .tried, mBrely as a lest resort; Ex. de Jongh s LiBn.t-BroTrii.Oil. I received Immediate relief ; and its tte was the meansof my restoration to health;" and Homy Hants, Ei.,, M.K.O.S., states :-r "Patients who have neTBiataB for several months In thousoof the Pale Oil with scarooly any perceptible Improvement, have, after a brief trial of Dr. de Jongh'i Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil, acquired such fatness, and those distrossingsymptomBaocompanylncremaola. tloahavo so rapidly subsided, that I have neon Induced to advise its substitution for tho Pale Cod Liver OIL Dr. do Jonah's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil Is sold only In oapauled imperial ualf-plnts, 9s ed s pints, Is Oi ; quarts, 9s; labelled with his stamp and sig- I sole consignees, Ansor, Harford,and Co., 77, Buaoa, Ziondoa. said ! iBaotaWioliemtot-IA4TW ' AN INDIAN VIEWiOF THE ENSLI8H. : . farewell soiree was given on Monday aigMi fife tha Eanover-gquare-rooms to the Baboo KeahoiV Chunder Sen. The large room was crowded.; Mit 0. Thomas, of Bristol, .president of the British ad Foreign Unitarian association, presided, and short speeches were delivered by the Revs. Professor Plamptre, W. Brock, jun., W. lerson, G. Murphy, and JOawson Burns, Miss Emily Faithf ulL and ta :Rey; Dr.Cappe!,a German olergyman. The Baboo addressed the meeting at great length, ana described the Impressions made upon him by his visit t Entriand. He said that the first thing that struck him oa his arrival in London last spring was the splendour pS the shops and the tastefulmanner to whioh the iROoto Suited were arranged. The next thing that attract his attention was the art of puffing. Vteeyer he we he seemed to be passing through, a fostof advortisa. ments. ThenhewasstruckwitUtheactivltyof thepeoplj. John Bull seemed to have no time for co ntemptotton ot thought ; he could think of nothing but work-eteraoJ, everlasting work. Another thing which made a great Impression on him was .English eating. An JtogUshdinnet appeared to him a sort of hunting party. He saw Mem andbeasts and fishes laid out on tables, seemingly ready to start into existence again, and a vast array of boiled ana roasted. All this struck him with amazement, and nnr flesh crept on his bones when he saw the huge pieces s roast beef on the table. The ladles' dresses, also, tag Baboo said, very much astonished him. He was oneM those who did not believe In man or woman's Infaulbiumr, He thought that both were liable to commit errors an fall into mistakes. There was, for instance, the girl of tne period. He hoped that she would never make her appearance in India. There were two things he particularly objected to in the ladies' dresses he saw in England weg heads aud their tails. The women of England and of European countries generally seemed to have at first sighs much longer hair than the women of India. Why, then, the huge protuberance at the back of the head! meat too, he thought women ought not to occupy more grouns than men, but a refined Westend lady occupied five times as much space as a gentleman. The fair sex ought to ho fair. After studying this country as the country of show and advertisements, he began to turn his attention to the deeper sooial life of the people, and he must say he found many things which greatly distressed him. Hn.was par)!, cularly struck with the vast amount ofdistress and pauperism that prevailed by the side of femuch .riches, J at the fearful amount of intemperance, and the evil consequences that resulted. He was also surprised to fhnf existing in thb country an institution which hethougrhft. was confined to his own country namely, the instltotloa of caste. Severalotherthingshadshoclcedhimverymusfr lu England, and among them were the baby-farming and breach of promise cases which so frequently appeared iar the papers. All these things were a fearful disgrace to any country. There were, however, many noble, ch&rti table, and benevolent institutions in England to counteract these evil influences, of which Englishmen might nell tw Eroud. And there was another institution on whlefc e Jiad always looked with delight, and tkat was tan EagKBhhome. There could be nothing on eftrt$Wswea;, as a happy English home. Another matter Wch,trucSt' him was the strength of public opinion in England. The English people were to be congratulated on -this greaS blessing; HS hoped that they wouldsoon havelMnludfti,. . for they daily felt the .want of It. fassing-from Hie ocM to the religious life of England, lie said that English ho might say WesternJChristianity was too sectarian fop him it was not large enough or broad houg&. Thete houses for the body were small, and he was afraid thete houses forthosoulweresmallerstlli. English Christianity was also too muscular and hard, and was more materialists than spiritualistic. TheBaboo then proceeded to expound at some length his own conceptions of what.fftrJkUautty ought to be, and concluded by heartily thanking tha English people for the manner In which he had been received by them, from her Majesty down to the poorest classes of her subjects. He had always, he said, been a loyal subject o! the Queen, but since his interview wRfc her Majesty he had a higher opinion of her than ever. ANNALS OF THE POOH. THE HAEWENNTE3 OF THE MOB. We are requested to publish the following extract from a letter to the Secretary of the National Society for the Hellef of Sick and Wounded in War : " Mrs. Hilton Is the lady superintendent of a sewing class of poor women, which meets once a-week at th friends' Meeting-houso, Katcliffe. The women work foe three hours and earn sixpence each. The object Is partly to help their alenderlncomes.and partly to brlngthera imdas religious and moral training. Forty of them are wldowe, and all are very poor. One widow yesterday showed her a specimen of her work. It was a canvas bag a yard and four Inches square, made with twine. She works foe Government contractors, and makes 50 for Is. Her 0008 blistered thumb and fingers proved how hard she labours for her crust. Although the known religious objections 4 ' friends' to all war and war establishments makes them careful not to mix up with any of its arrangements, Mrs-Hilton felt that it could not be wrong to bind up the wounds and ease the pains of its victims. Consequently Bhe employed the class yesterday in making lint,ban dages, and pillows. She also told the poor women that tt so disposed any of them mteht contribute one halfpenny week for the relief of the sick and woundedsoldiers, asthe? left the class. As soon as they'handled the material they seemed to realise its purpose their sympathies wets drawn out, and one after another was overcome. Sobbing was heard here and there.and the bandages were literally sprinkled with tears. After they had left the room the number of halfpennys were counted. It was 85 tha number in the class not one had missed. I here hand yos the amount." : CANADIAX ESHGKATIOir. To THB EnrrOB. Sib, I have the honour to forwarS you tho copy of a letter just received from Sir. Donaldsonv the Government emigration agent In Toronto, which my be interesting to those of your readers who have takes part In the emigration movement to Canada: " Government Emigration Offlco, Toronto. My Best Slr.r-I have this morntag received your letter, with list ot passengers per ship St. Leonards, whom I will provide foe as Quickly as possible before the winter. I think there So not one of the troublesome parties referred to by tha Toronto OUbe amongst your people. I will give all attention to the person you spoke of. Should the war not affecS us We shall have a still wider field next year, as by tinst time the Bed river matters will be settled, and the country open for settlement. Canada is still very prosperous and with the prices of all kinds of produce ruling nigh tft consequenco of tho war, we shall soon get rich. I tm preparing for a trip to Muskoka to sea what progress has been made since the time you and I went there together but willbe back before your peoplearrlve. I will write i& Mr; Stafford to put' your people rigbt. whlch he would fi without a hint, as he has the interest of the emigrants f$ heart. I am; dear sir, yours truly, J. A. DoHAutSOU. -, The people referred to as sent out by me were tho mest' beta of the Working Men's .National Emlgratlbn atoodsv tioa, who went but in parties In the ships Lake fe!v Strathblane, St Leonards, &c, Sc., and of which acooaota appeared in the papers, and Mr, Donaldson's letter to compliment to our principle of self-help. I em, W. Frank Lynn, president of Working Men's National Emigration association, 85, Great St. Helen's, Bbhopsgate. street. ' : ? " .. ,. STATISTICS OF TilADE SOCIBTUS. To ihb Eduok. Sik, Would you have the courtesy to allow me, through your columns, to request of the scow tarles of the numerous trade societies of the metropolis ttt furnish me with the addresses of their several offices, houses of meeting, time, and other particulars, and l any printed reports, to forward the same. I had that Im 1881a directory was compiled by order of the trades eousft cil, and at great expense ; but the list is now almosS valueless. Messrs. Applegarth, Coulson, Allen, Dobsoiv and other secretaries have very kindly assisted me so tm as their societies are concerned, and my agent has colleo ted a number, but finds It almost Impossible to learn pas-. tlculars of numbers of trade societies. I also find that Me., George Howell was engaged for a period of six weeks upoffl; a like inquiry ; but has, unfortunately,, lost hisvaluaUcj list. The utility of a published list for the trades will & apparent. I am, &o,, Aisaoek Ha; Hm, ISO, Strand. SUNDAY TSADDfO. To m Editor. Sib. I have always looked ansa Lloyb'8 Newspaper as being the most potent agent in, educating and defending the rights of the working classes the history of journalism has ever furnished. I reel Bur you will make known to your millions of readers the faefc that a few days ago the Lord's Day Observance associatum summoned Mr. Berti, confeotloner, of the Harrow-rOBV before Mr. D'JSyncourt, at the Marylebone polioe-courL for an infraction of that act ot Charles IL, relating to Sunday trading. The association employed a solicitor 68 press for a full penalty, and the defendant was represented by Mr. Lewis, senior, of Ely-place. Although SJs case apparently was clearly proved, Mr. Lewis Imported Into the defence soma new objections, of too tenhiifcul m. character for me to describe. At all event, they prevalteit, lur uu, um; ulu jxu. u juwuiw uiauuea vuo summoaEL but he ordered the Eev. Mr. VVrteht (the nmswutjirt ! pay one guinea costs. I hope, sir, that this decision wtH bring hope and comfort to the hearts of the thousands of those industrious men and women in London, who mnsft eil,UBr auiuuubboi w van iicuuu ux iuoae wno CattUOG pUS chaso their necessaries oh Saturday nights, or join wills their childrenim making the Sabbath a day for,moriinc-tion and starvation. I am, fa, Jambs Mdhforb. A LONG-DELAYED DECORATION. To THE EDITOR. SIR. Some time hunlr tha fi.... pleased to command that a medal shoulabe given to every surviving soldier who was present at any military operations between 1819 and 1803 Inclusive, on the northwes Jieluo enntiea to this decoration, & applied to the commanding officer of the regiment I belonged to about six months ago, and who kindly Informed me Hint he had applied for the decoration, since which time I cannot hear anything more of the matter. Considering the operation that I was engazed in was som 17 years back I think it is most time that we who aw living received our long-waited for decoration. I am.& Old Ismam. fWe think so toa.-fSc.i

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