of cheering and shouting which led in some instances to assault and battery.

22.-Came on before the House of Lords the appeal of Mrs. Ryves from the judgment of the Court of Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, which declared that Olive Serres was not the legitimate daughter of the Duke of Cumberland, and that there was no valid marriage between the Duke and Olive Wilmot. Their Lordships, without going into the merits of the case, dismissed the appeal, on the objection that no application being originally made for a new trial, and no bill of exceptions having been tendered to the ruling of the learned judge in the Court below, an appeal under such circumstances did not lie to their Lordships.

Fire at Bremen, destroying several tobacco warehouses and two timber yards.

Her Majesty holds a " breakfast" in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.

23,-The Scotch Reform Bill read a second time in the House of Lords.

The Pope delivers an allocution respecting religious affairs in Austria. His Holiness deplored and condemned as abominable the marriage and other laws depriving the Church of control over schools, and establishing freedom of the press and liberty of conscience. The Pope declared these laws null and void, censured their authors, approvers, and executors, praised the conduct of the Austrian bishops as defenders of the Concordat, and hoped that the Hungarian prelates would follow in their footsteps.

24.- The Servian elections show a majority in favour of the accession to the throne of Prince Milan, nephew of the late Prince Mi. chael. He was proclaimed by the Skuptschina on the 2d July

Address presented to ex-Governor Eyre by 240 merchants largely interested in West India property.

25.-Inauguration of the Luther Monument at Worms. Queen Victoria forwarded the following message to the King of Prussia :-“Pray express to the committee for the erection of the Luther Memorial my most hearty congratulations upon the successful completion of their task. Protestant England cordially sympathises with an occasion which unites the Protestant princes and peoples of Germany."

In the House of Commons, in reply to Mr. Grant Duff's criticism on the Premier's speech at Merchant Taylors' Hall, which he described as a repetition of the Slough offence of 1858, Mr. Disraeli owned to the correctness of the report so far as our foreign relations were concerned when the present Government acceded to power, and stated further that the words so reported expressed the literal truth of the state of affairs. It was not his intention however to cast any imputation on the abilities of the Earl of Clarendon, who had been in the Foreign Office only a few months before. Earl Russell was the Minister mainly responsible for

the untoward state of our foreign relations. Mr. Gladstone censured the Premier for indul. ging in exaggerated eulogy upon his own policy, and censuring political opponents whom it was well known Lord Derby wished to include in his Cabinet.

25.-In an unusually large House Earl Granville moves the second reading of the Irish Church Suspensory Bill. It was opposed by Earl Grey, the Earl of Malmesbury, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, and the Earl of Derby. The latter protested against the bill as an invasion of the rights of property, and because it was based on principles which, when applied to Ireland, could not fail to be extended to England, creating confusion and dissension for a lengthened period on subjects that were most likely of all others to produce angry feeling and contention among different classes. On the second night of the debate the Earl of Carnarvon said that, bearing in mind the attitude of the Government towards the clergy of the English Church in their education scheme, he regarded the policy of the Government with distrust and suspicion, whose courting of the Roman Catholics with one hand and the Orangemen with the other could only result in discredit and failure. It would be safer for the Irish Church, whilst still unbroken by defeat, to come to terms with her declared opponents than to place trust in her professed friends. The debate was continued over a third night, June 29th. A division took place about 3 A.M. the following morning. Contents, 97; Not Contents, 192 : majority against the bill, 95. Apart from the spiritual Peers, there were 6 Dukes, 4 Marquises, 25 Earls, 3 Viscounts, and 59 Barons on the Liberal side; against 7 Dukes, 7 Marquises, 56 Earls, 15 Viscounts, and 85 Barons on the Conservative benches.

Humaita evacuated by the Paraguayans, after a siege protracted over two years.

26.—The Duke of Edinburgh arrives at Portsmouth in the Galatea. He was met by several members of the Royal family and the Mayor and Corporation, who presented an address. His Royal Highness proceeded in the evening to Windsor, where he was received by the Queen.

27.-Mr. Adams, late American Minister, leaves England.

Completion of the Solway Viaduct, 1,940 yards in length, and designed to carry the railway across the Frith.

29.–Formal promulgation of the Pontifical Bull summoning a General Council of the Catholic Church to meet in the Basilica of the Vatican on the 8th December, 1869. All ecclesiastics entitled to be present were enjoined to appear, or, if prevented, to be represented by proxy. The Bull expressed a hope that princes and other rulers would afford the ecclesiastics all possible facilities for making the journey to Rome-the object of the Council being to secure the integrity of the faith, re

spect for religion and the ecclesiastical laws, the improvement of public morals, the establishment of peace and concord, and the removal of the ills afflicting civil and religious societies. The Bull finally adverted to the necessity for maintaining the temporal power, the sanctity of matrimony and the religious education of youth, and deplored the efforts of the enemies of the Church to overthrow these principles.

30.-The Irish Reform Bill read a second time in the House of Lords.

New writ moved for Bristol, Mr. Miles being unseated on petition. .

July 1.-The University Tests Bill read a second time in the House of Commons by 198 votes to 140.

Sir Robert Napier entertained by the British Ambassador at Paris, and presented with an address. He arrived at Dover the following morning, and was received by the Mayor and Corporation. He proceeded to London during the day, and in the evening to Windsor on a visit to the Queen.

2.- Thanks of both Houses of Parliament voted to Sir Robert Napier and the army of Abyssinia. In the Lords the resolution was moved by the Earl of Malmesbury,and seconded by Earl Russell ; in the Commons, by Mr. Disraeli, and seconded by Mr. Gladstone. Speaking of the difficulties encountered by the Commander-in-Chief, the Premier said :-"He had, in order to enter the country which he was about to invade, to construct a road over a wall of mountain, using the bed of an exhausted torrent for this purpose, and actually entered a high table-land, wild and in great part barren, continuously intersected with chains of mountains of a very high elevation, sometimes breaking into gorges and ravines which appeared unfathomable. Yet this country, for more than 300 miles, he guided and sustained a numerous hostmany thousands of fighting men-as numerous a following of camp attendants, and vast caravans of camels, which in number exceeded both. He led cavalry and infantry over this country ; and, what was perhaps the most remarkable part of this expedition, he led the elephants of Asia, bearing the artillery of Europe, over broken passes, which might have startled the trapper, and appalled the hunter of the Alps. (Cheers.) When he arrived at the place of his critical rendezvous, he encountered no mean foe; and is the manly qualities ‘of the Abyssinians sunk before the resources of our warlike science, our troops had still after that engagement to scale a mountain fortress of such intrinsic strength that it would have been impregnable to the world had it been defended by the persons who assaulted it. (Cheers.) Thus all these difficulties and all these obstacles were overcome, and that was accomplished which not one of us ten years ago could have fancied

even in his dreams, and which it must be peculiarly interesting to Englishmen under all circumstances to recall to mind ; and we find the standard of St. George hoisted upon the mountains of Rasselas."

2.-During a discussion in Committee on the Boundaries Bill in the House of Lords, Earl Beauchamp proposed to amend one clause so far as to enlarge the boundaries of Birmingham and Birkenhead. Earl Granville and Earl Russell protested against this course as a violation of the understanding come to in the Commons respecting the settlement embodied in the bill. Earl Malmesbury supported the alteration, and said “the House of Lords could not be controlled in its action by the Commons.” Seeing the Government determined to press the alteration, the Opposition Peers rose in a body and left the House. Earl Beauchamp disowning any attempt to take the House by surprise, thereupon consented to adjourn further discussion on his amendment till the 6th. Next night, however, after explanations by Earl Malmesbury, it was withdrawn altogether.

The Common Council of Vienna protest against the offensive expressions used in the Papal Allocution; and affirm that Government possesses their entire confidence.

4.-The Duke of Edinburgh, with the Prince and Princess of Wales, visits the Crystal Palace, and receives an enthusiastic reception.

President Johnson proclaims an amnesty to all parties engaged in the late rebellion, except those under indictment on a charge of treason, and restoration of all rights in property, except as to slaves.

Information received at the Foreign Office that the port of Mayatlan, Mexico, was blockaded by the British war vessel Chanticleer, in retaliation for injuries to British subjects. The step was disapproved of by the British Admiral in the Pacific, and instructions at once sent to raise the blockade.

6.-Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was this morning safely delivered of a daughter-Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary.

Died, at Jersey, aged 70, Samuel Lover, author of many popular Irish lyrics.

7.-Captain Negroni, a French officer of considerable notoriety in the China expedition, sentenced by the Correctional Tribunal of Paris to one month's imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 f. for fruudulently misrepresenting the value of certain curiosities which he had given in pledge.

The 'Scotch Reform Bill read a third time in the House of Lords and passed. The Irish bill passed through Committee.

8.--Stormy scene in the French Chamber, occasioned by the Minister of Finance defending the Mexican expedition as “ legitimately commenced, gloriously prosecuted, and unfortu. nately terminated."


8.-The brothers Smith, aged respectively plan was to restore to the farming classes a 12 and 14 years of age, sentenced at the Old proprietary right, without any spoliation of the Bailey, one to seven years' penal servitude, and interests of the present owners of the soil. the other to eighteen months' hard labour, for Speaking of the Established Church, he said the murderous assault on Mary Anne Nunn, that it was to the earnest, thoughtful, and housekeeper.

honestly-minded Protestants in the country - The House of Commons Building Com

that the argument was to be addressed ; and mittee issue a Report recommending the con

were he addressing a similar number of those

men to that of which the meeting was comstruction of a new and more commodious chamber on the site now occupied by the

posed, he would ask them if they approved of

the ecclesiastical settlement of the country common court and the dining-rooms.

made 300 years ago, or whether the

present The Duke and Duchess of Montpensier state of the country was satisfactory ? The hon. ordered to leave Spain on the ground of stirring gentleman concluded as follows :-“We are up disaffection to the existing Government. met in the city of the violated treaty-vio9.-The House of Commons, by a majo

lated, as I admit, incessantly during almost rity of 124 to 104 against Government, resolve

centuries of time. Let us make a new treatyto add another amendment to the Lords' not on parchment, not bound with an oath. amendments on the Scotch Reform Bill, pro

Its end should be this-justice on the part of viding that occupiers under 4l. a year, if other

Great Britain, forgiveness on the part of Irewise qualified, should for the present year be

land. (Cheers.) It shall be written in the entitled to vote though they had not paid rates.

hearts of three nations, and they would pray The amendment was rejected next evening by

to the common Father of all, in whose hands the Lords, and not further insisted on.

were the destinies of nations and of States,

that He would make it last for ever and ever.” Professor Longfellow entertained at dinner in the Langham Hotel. The health of 15.- Inauguration of the Memorial Window the poet was proposed by Mr. Gladstone. set up in Guildhall by the operatives of the Lan. 10.-The House of Commons assent to the

cashire cotton districts in acknowledgment of proposal contained in her Majesty's message, of

the sum of 500,000l. raised by the Mansion

House Relief Committee during the cotton voting 2,000l. per annum to Sir Robert Napier

famine. and his next heir male. It was announced, at the same time, that her Majesty had been 16.-Professor Henry Morley publishes in pleased to advance him to the dignity of Baron the Times an Epitaph which he considers Napier of Magdala.

to be the work of Milton, and to have been

written by him on the blank leaf of the Museum 11.–The Moniteur of this day publishes the official announcement of the concession for

copy of Milton's English and Latin Poems,

1645. The genuineness of the Epitaph was twenty years granted to Baron Emile Erlanger of Paris and Mr. Julius Reuter of London, for

disputed by competent critics. laying and working a submarine telegraph line Engagement at Humaiti between the between France and the United States of Brazilian allies and Paraguayans, in which the America. The concession required that tele former were reported to have lost between graphic communication shall be established 4,000 and 5,000 men. The garrison was afterbefore September 1869, unless prevented by wards withdrawn from the fortress, and joined accidents which cannot be controlled, and the army of Lopez on the Tebicuari. which must be duly notified to the French

17.-Six boys drowned while bathing near Government.

the village of Prestatyn, North Wales. 12.-Orange riot at Monaghan, resulting in

Prince Gortschakoff writes to Russian the death of one Roman Catholic.

representatives at foreign Courts : “Russia 13.-Lord Taunton carries a motion in the having assented to the proposals of the Berlin House of Lords that no railway bill which pro Cabinet, that commissioners and experts from posed to increase rates should be read a second the different Governments should meet at St. time until a special report from the Board of Petersburg to draw up a protocol, excluding Trade was laid on the table.

the use of explosive missiles in future warfare, 14.–Mr. Bright entertained at Limerick,

these commissioners will assemble on the 13th

October.” and presented with an address. Referring, in reply, to his sojourn with Mr. Peabody in the 18.--A deputation from the Hyde Park valley of the Shannon, he said that Ireland Demonstration Committee, headed by the no. could be made one of the fairest flowers of the torious Finlen, waited upon Mr. Gladstone at earth. He suggested to the Imperial Parlia his residence in Carlton-house-terrace to assure ment to undo the legislation of the last 300 him of the continued support of the working years, without doing any great injury to the classes, to express the hope that he would not ecclesiastical arrangements of the country, be discouraged by the adverse vote of the House and so as not to affect individual interests. He of Lords, and to inform him of the intention referred to the land question, showing that his of the working men of London to hold a

demonstration in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon condemnatory of the recent vote in the House of Lords. Mr. Gladstone said he was always happy to receive a deputation of real working men, such as the one before him. He was not discouraged by the vote of the House of Lords, and had no doubt they would be alive to the public opinion as expressed at the next election. With respect to the demonstration, that was a matter for the consideration of themselves, and about which he was not called upon to express an opinion farther than to say that some good reasons had been urged by the deputation why it should be held. The demonstration was held next day (Sunday). This interview was referred to in the House of Commons by Sir Charles Russell on the 24th, when Mr. Gladstone defended himself from the imputation sought to be cast on his proceedings.

18.-Mr. Fawcett's proposal to throw returning officers' expenses at elections upon the rates carried by 78 to 69.

20.-Government defeated in Committee on the Irish Registration Bill, the polling booth clause being thrown out by a majority of 84 to 74.

Came on at Carlisle Assizes, before the Lord Chief Baron, the trial of Jonathan Armstrong, yeoman, charged with forging the will of his late father with intent to regain possession of certain land, which his mother had sold under the real will. The prisoner's father died in December 1854, having previously made a will in 1847, devising his whole real and personal estate to his wife. The property was subsequently bought by a Mr. Cooke, of Camerton Hall. He having also died, his executors sought to recover possession of certain closes of land not mentioned in the devise of John Armstrong On the solicitor of the plaintiff visiting York Court to inspect Armstrong's will, he found to his astonishment that it had been revoked by a new will giving to the wife only a life interest in the property, and insuring its reversion to the son on her death : this new will was followed by a codicil, which directed that the persons named therein should lose all benefits of its bequests if they disputed the validity of the will. The documents were put into the hands of an expert, who speedily showed that they were clumsy forgeries, and undoubtedly in the handwriting of young Armstrong. The spelling was bad, and the prisoner was connected by this bad spelling with other writing which was certainly his. Armstrong was found guilty, and sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.

In allusion to coercive measures alleged to be exercised by the Duke of Portland towards his tenants, his Grace writes :-“There is not a single individual in the kingdom thoroughly well acquainted with public affairs who, if a gentleman, would deny upon his honour, or, if otherwise, on his oath, (unless a fit subject for committal for perjury!) that


party motives, and party motives alone, have been the guiding star of the mover of the present onslaught on the Church and unholy alliance with Demagogues and Papists, whose openly-avowed objects are to pull down the best and most ancient institutions of the country, and set up Yankeeism in politics, and Voluntaryism and Popishdom in religion. I have only further to remark that the threat of swamping public opinion by force of money, ' a thousand pounds subscription, and others, you say-is all of a piece with the farce of the whole article, coming, as it does, from so professedly virtuous and indignant a politician; and in regard to the mysterious allusion to 'drawing-room influence,' I presume that is a hit at the well-known opinions of the highest personage in the realm, our beloved Queenthe ablest, and best, and most patriotic sovereign this country ever had the blessing to possess, and whose rare gift of insight into the true character of the public men around her has too truly taught her the danger of the advent to power of those who now so recklessly, at all hazards, aspire to it, no matter at what cost to the best interests of the country."

21.–The Government bill for acquiring the electric telegraphs of the kingdom passes through Committee.

Inauguration at Romsey of the Palmerston Memorials--a statue in the town and a stained glass window in the Abbey Church. A large number of the deceased Premier's friends and political supporters took part in the proceedings.

Disturbances in the Danubian Principalities. Engagements take place to-day near Rustschuck.

22.–Lord Napier presented with the free. dom of the City of London.

23. - In the discussion which ensued on bringing up the report of the Corrupt Practices at Elections Bill, the Commons reject the amendment formerly carried by Mr. Fawcett charging the expenses of hustings, polling places, &c., on the local rates.

Thomas Walls, railway porter, tried at Dover Assizes for shooting A. Walsh, stationmaster, Dover, on the ist May. He was found guilty, and sentenced, in terms of the recent Act, to be executed within the walls of Maid. stone Prison on the 13th August.

24.-Flood at Baltimore, destroying a large part of the town, and causing the death

of many of the inhabitants.

Bribery Bill passes the House of Commons.

26.–Clause introduced into the Railway Regulation Bill enjoining railway companies

, unless specially excused by the Board of Trade, to attach a smoking carriage to every train consisting of more than one carriage of each class.

Died at Holwood, Kent, aged 78, Lord Cranworth (Rolfe), Lord Chancellor in the


Ministries of Lord Aberdeen, Lord Palmerston, from our forefathers; and that, with the proand Earl Russell.

gress of ideas and expansion of trade and com27.–Trial of the Servian conspirators at

merce, and greater freedom in religious matters, Belgrade. With the exception of José Jeremiah,

we may still look forward, come what may, to

that bond of union between Church and State who was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, and against whom no proof of complicity in

which has been the pride and glory and security

of the country.” the assassination of Prince Michael was discovered, all the other accused persons who had 29.–At a meeting of the Society for the Probeen arrested, to the number of fourteen, were pagation of the Gospel, the Bishop of Capecondemned to death to-day. Prince Alexander town intimates that, as all difficulties with Karageorgewich, his secretary Trivowich, and regard to the consecration of a Bishop of Natal Philip Hankovich, who had not been captured, had now been removed, it was his intention to were sentenced, in default, to twenty years' im proceed shortly to South Africa and consecrate prisonment. The condemned conspirators were Mr. Macrorie "as bishop for the faithful clergy executed next day in the Black Valley.

in the diocese of Natal. Cadore, North Italy, destroyed by the Garibaldi writes from Caprera :-"Our fall of the hill of Antelao, supposed to have people, without abandoning the labour which been loosened from the adjoining mass by the preserves the body, should think of freeing action of melted snow.

their mind. For what kind of liberty is to Lord Napier of Magdala takes his seat

be expected from a nation which every day in the House of Lords.

falls down at the feet of priests, the pedestal

of every tyranny, and the soldiers of the most 28.-Lord Strathnairn, Commander-in-Chief

atrocious of Italy's tyrants? I shall believe that in Ireland, calls the attention of the House of

our people mean freedom when I see the shop Lords to the necessity which existed for in of St. Peter turned into an asylum for the increasing the number of polling places at Irish digent, when I see the flask of St. Januarius elections, in order that voters might have more broken on the tonsured pate of the ludicrous adequate protection than had hitherto been

Come what will, I shall die unafforded them. Lord Malmesbury said the happy if on the day you fight for Italy's fault in this matter did not rest with the

liberty-which I hope will be soon-I cannot Government, but with the Opposition, who

follow you, at least in an ambulance." had designedly and wickedly thrown out of the Corrupt Practices Bill a clause specially

30.-The Thames Embankment from Westdesigned to increase polling places in Ireland.

minster Bridge to the Temple opened for traffic,

with little ceremony. 29.—The marriage of Malle. Adelina Patti with the Marquis de Caux celebrated in the

Disastrous panic in Manchester, arising Roman Catholic Church, Park-place, Clapham.

out of an alarm of fire raised in Lang's Victoria

Music Hall. The occupants of the upper galAt a banquet given to her Majesty's lery, alarmed at the breaking of a gas pendant, Ministers by the Lord Mayor, Mr. Disraeli de rushed in large numbers down the winding fended the past session from the charge of staircase leading to the street, and with such barrenness brought against it, congratulated fury that those who stumbled or fell were his hearers on the peace which the Government trampled to death by their excited neighbours. had been able to keep with foreign countries, The centre rail of the stairs also gave way and spoke with great confidence of the manner under the violent pressure to which it was subin which the enlarged constituencies would jected, and a large number of the terrified discharge the trust now reposed in them. “1 victims of their own fear were thrown in a mass do not (he said) wish on this occasion to go to the bottom. When relief came, a few of into controverted matters, but I believe that those on the top were found to be alive, but on this great question the heart of the country others near the bottom were inextricably wedged is sound, and that they will return a House of together, and died from suffocation or bruises. Commons determined to maintain the institu Twenty-three were known to have lost their tions of the country, and also that civil and lives in this calamity, while at least an equal religious liberty on the security of which those number suffered from external or internal in. institutions so much depend. (Hear, hear.) juries. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict Making allowance for some infirmities and of " Accidental death," but at the same time some mistakes, the retrospect of the present expressed an opinion that the staircase and House of Commons is on the whole a noble handrails were quite insufficient for a place

It has moved forward in the path of where such large numbers assembled, and progress and enlightenment, and done its that suitable provision should at once be made duty to the country. I trust that when the for the safety of future audiences. They further new Parliament shall close its career, it may recommended that power should be given to be able to point to a proud history, to many the Corporation to appoint an officer to inspect measures of usefulness, to a career of enlighten theatres, music halls, and places of a similar ment, and that it may leave unimpaired that description, and that no licences should be great Constitution which we have inherited granted to the lessees of such buildings unless


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