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THE NEWS j

BT «IE j MAY MAIL.

We are now in possession of our usual English files to the 26th of May, and proceed to a digest of all the leading events of the month. The space demanded for the American news, which is still of paramount interest, necessitates our giving the English and Foreign European in a very

condensed form.

ENGLAND.

The shocking news of the assassination of President Lincoln produced a sensation on April .2Gth in London and throughout England, greater than any event of modern times. The members of the House of Commons who were present at the morning sitting signed an address of sympathy to the resident American minister, to whom it was presented at 6 o'clock the same evening. At Liverpool a most extraordinary scene occurred. When the preliminary despatch which announced the fact that the President had been shot and thot Mr. Seward was dying from the wounds inflicted by an assassin was received, Mr. Young-

husband, the secretary of the Exchange news- | room, mouuted his desk, and read the news aloud The tidings produced the most profound and painful sensation, and brought tears to the eyes of many present, while others turned pale and faint. Then followed expressions of disgust and indignation, men of Southern views being equally prompt with the Northerners to express their horror ot the murder. The papers are filled with reports of meetings in almost every part of the country, convened to express the in- dignation with which the crime is everywhere regarded. At a meeting of the Court of Common Council of the City of London a resolution was unanimously adopted expressive of the abhor- rence with which the council, in common with all their countrymen, regarded the assassination of President Lincoln, and their sympathy with the United States in the loss they hove sustained by his death. A great demonstration wai subse- quently held in St. «Tames's-hall to give fitting expression to the horror which the assassination has excited in the metropolis as well as through nut the country at large, and to express the sympathy which is equally felt for the American government and people and for Mrs. Lincoln. The hall was appropriately draped with black ; and the American flag, half hidden with crape, was displayed in the upper balcony. Mr William Evans, the president of the Emancipation Society, occupied the chair, and was supported by nearly twenty members of Parliament and many other influential persons. The resolutions were carried with great unanimity and enthusiasm. _ On May

1st the Americans in London met in the St. James's-hall. The United States ambassador, Mr. Adams, presided, and made a most able speech. Mr. Freeman H. Morse, the United States consul in London, moved the first resolu- tion, and several other distinguished Americana took part in the proceedings. In Paris, as in London, and on the continent generally, the

news of the assassination of President Lincoln carne like a thunderclap, paralysing business in every quarter. The Paris papers are unanimous in their expressions of grief, dismay, and indig-

nation at the crime.

The Right Hon. Robert Lowe is representative of Caine, or, rather, of the Marquis of Lansdowne, who is lord paramount at Caine, and returns whom he pleases. There has been no contest at Caine since the passing of the Reform lull, and long before, unless one considers that the last election in 1859 was contested, when Mr. Lowe polled 103 votes and his opponent 35. Mr. Lowe's speech on Mr. Baines'« bill was a startler, nnd was by far the most important speech which was made during the debate. Everybody knew that Mr. Lowe was no Radical, but no one expected such a Conservative speech as this. The Conservative gentlemen were enraptured with this speech of Mr. Lowe. They could hardly contain them- selves. They did not, indeed, contain themselves, but ever and anon as the right lion, gentle- man slipped out, in that easy manner of his, one after another, the old Tory doctrines, backed by the old Tory arguments, and plentifully pep- pered with pungent sarcasm agaius reform, and democracy, and all that, the Conservative gentle -mcn-burst-fortli into oostotio olieering ; and when he finished with this memorable prophecy, " if the Liberals fail to carry this bill, they will ruin their party ; if they succeed, they will ruin their country,"-Conservative enthusiasm knew no bounds. And there was cause ; for this desertion of Mr. Lowe from the ranks of the Reformers is

a greot event for the Conservatives. The con- trast between the speech of Lord Elcho and that

of Mr. Lowe was wonderful. Lord Elcho's elo-

quence is like a drowsy rippling summer stream, Mr. Lowe's is like a swift rolling turbu-

lent mountain torrent. But Mr. Lowe is

not a great orator ; nor an orator at all in the right sense of that word. His manner lacks some of the most important elements of oratory ; and as to manner, or what is called action, he has none. His matter is argumentative. Now and then there comes out something like an apothegm ; and ever and anon he slips through his half-opened lips a con,

temptuous sneer, or a biting sarcasm, dropping it upon his opponent as one might drop oil of vitriol out of a bottle ; but logic is his forte. His manner is entirely negative. He stands bolt upright like a statue, lie never moves an nrm, scarcely a muscle, except to lift a paper close to his nose and to pass his glass between his eye and said paper. He smiles, at times, a grim smile when he sees that his opponent is fairly hit,or, as one might more propcly say, bitten ; but, somehow, the smile seems tocóme without motion of the muscles of his face. In short, he uses no action to emphasize his thoughts, but relies upon their natural force to produce effect. Mr. Lowe's speech has been pronounced a very clever speech, an able speech, and, by some, a great speech. Well, it was clever, no doubt, very clever ; but there was nothing new in it. It was a clever compilation from old speeches delivered thirty years ago, and adapted, ingeniously enough, to

modern circumstances.

General Cameron, says the Anny anti Navy Gazette has asked for 2000 mel] frqm England as reinforcements. The Secretary for War not only peremptorily declines to send them, but tcpeats

his instructions for the withdrawal of five regiments. The colonial government has asked permission to enlist 1500 men from the. troops now in New Zealand as a local foroe, and the Government is willing to accede ta their request. But whether the local earps is to be on the foot- ing of militia or a colonial regiment like the Can- adian Rifles does not appear.

Tlic name of Dr. Manning, who has been ap- pointed by the Pope to. succeed Cardinal Wise- man as Archbishop of AYestininstor, stood, it is stated, at the head of the list sent to Rame by the bishops of the Roman CatholicOhurch in England, when they assembled nt Birmingham, after the cardinal's death. The names then agreed upon were-1st, Dr. Manning, 2nd, Dr. Clifford, Bishop of Clifton ; and 3rd, Dr. Grant, Bishop of Southwark. The clergy of the late cardinil's diocese sent in the names of-1st, Dr. Clifford ¡ 2nd, Dr. Grant ; and 3rd, Dr. Ullathorne, Bishop of Birmingham. It is the custom of the Roman, Catholic Church, when a metropolitan bishop or archbishop dies, that the suffragan bishops should send in tlic names of the three ecclesiastics they consider most fit to rule over them, and also that the clergy of the diocese should declare who is the individual they consider most fit. It is said that what has decided the Pope in the sélection of Dr. Manning is a private letter whioh the late cardinal wrote to the Holy Father when upon his death- bed, In which he said that he considered Dr. Manning the most fit man in England to bo his successor. Dr. Manning is not to bo created a cardinal; the "hat" vacant by Cardinal Wiseman's death is to bo conferred upon the lion, and Right Rev. George Talbot, who resides at Rome, and has for some years been one of the domestic chaplains of the Pope, a brother of Lord Talbot de Malahide, und for many years a benoflccd clergyman of the English church, Monsignorc Talbot, it is said, is to be elevated to the dignity of a cardinal, Monsignore Talbot ii a brother of Lqrd Talbot of Malahide, and has been long resident at Rome. He was formerly a member of the Episcopalian Church.

A number of members of parliament and other friends of the lion. Charles Gavan Buffy proposed to entertain him at a public dinner on the 27th May. The Dublin correspondent of a London paper aays that "a strange rumor is cur- rent li) that city about tho representation of Now Ross, It Is said that Mr. Gavan Duffy, who is now in London, will contest that borough, which ho represented up to the period of leavinglreland. His pension as an ex-minister of the Australian Cabinet does not, it would appear, prevent lum from again entering the Houie of Commons."

A meeting of delegates from Reformers in

arious parts of the kingdom has been held at Manchester. Resolutions wereproposedexpressing dissatisfaction with the present state of the repre-

sentation of the people as a gross injustice to the working classes, regret that Government has abandoned the Reform question, and an opinion that Reformers throughout the country should support at the next general eleetion only such candidates as are favorable to the introduction of a comprehensive measure of Reform in the next session of Parliament. A very general opinion in favor of manhood suffrage was also expressed, but it was decided that it would be expedient to ac- cept an instalment of Reform. A. great meeting was held in the Free Trade-hall, and the résolu tions of the conference were adopted.

Some curious particulars of Jimias Brutas Booth, the father of Wilkes Booth, the reputed assassin of President Lincoln have appeared ia the newspapers. The grandfather, a man of violent political principles, who ever regretted that nature had not made him a Frenchman, and cast his lot among the stirring times of the French Revolution, named his son after that " Junim" who some time before agitated English political circles with his famous "Letters." This man lived an erratic life in England and on the Con- tinent until he was compelled to fly to America. The idea of the family that they were to be the avengers of tyrants pursued him here, and lie named his son after the notorious demagogue, John Wilkes. The political madness hereditary to the family is said, by those who knew him, to be more intense in this wretched man than in either the father or grandfather. There sre some portraits of Junius Brutus Booth extant, and one or two small plays, which will now acquire a miserable interest from the misdeeds of the son.

It has been stated in the House of Commons, in answer to a question respecting Frith's " Derby Day," that under Mr. Jacob Bell's will the Ïminting was to be in Mr. Gambart's possession or a certain number of years, for engraving and exhibition. In the view of the trustees that term ended in June, 1863. In June, 1864, they wrote to the executors, inquiring why the picture had not been delivered, and the answer was that Mr. Gambart contended that he had a right lo the possession of the picture for another year/After that the picture was sent to Australia to be ex- hibited, and Mr. Gambert promised that it would be delivered up in August. It was clear that the trustees of the National Gallery could have no control or responsibility with regard to the pic tute until it should be delivered to them by the executors. About six weeks ago the whole case was sent to the Treasury for the purpose of being submitted to the law officers ot the Crown as to what course should be taken under the circum-

stances.

Another chapter has been added to the Road hill tragedy, the proceedings in relation to which at Bow street Police-office appeuredamongthelateit news by the last mail. Miss Constance Kent waa brought before the magistrates at Trowbridge, and an extraordinary scene took place. Miss Green and the Reverend Mr.Wagner,of Brighton, were called. The former, at the commencement of her examination, hoped the bench would not press her to divulge private matters which had been confided to her in the capacity of a mother acting confidently to a daughter, and^ the Rever- end Mr. Wagner, when called, positively refused

to make known what had been confided to him in confession. The questions of the magistrates,how- ever, elicited these facts :-Miss Kent three weeli before confessed to Mr. Wagner that she had murdered her brother. Miss Green having heard of this sent for her, and pointed out to her the sin of which she had been guilty. Miss Kent then confessed that she took her brother from his cot while sleeping, carried him out of the house hy the drawing-room window, and murdered him in the water-closet. The deed was committed with a razor which she had stolen from her father'«

dressing-case. She was in her night-dress and

admitted that she afterwards stole one of the

night-dresses from the dirty clothes basket, as

hinted at in the evidence. Further details were of course prevented from being made public by the resolution to which Miss Green and Mr,

Wagner had arrived. The bench, however, com- mitted the prisoner for trial at the next Wiltshire Assizes, which will be held at Salisbury. The calm demeanour of the prisoner never once gave way during the protracted investigation, though the greatest excitement prevailed in court. Constance Kent has, it is affirmed, since her com- mittal, and iii the presence of Mr. Rodway, the solicitor to the family, asserted to her father that she obtained possession of the night-dress which was found in the flue and was afterwards missing, and burnt it in her bed-room. When her father went to eeo her at thp gaol she was writing, but un his entrance she rose and met him kindly, but afterwards burst into tears. She was sinking, but her father caught her in his arms. She also stated that the wound in the side of the deceased child was inflicted by her with her father's razor, and in thrusting the deadly weapon into the bad; she endeavored to implant it in the heart. The interview was of a most painful character, bul the prisoner was more composed than her father, On parting she embraced him, and persisted tbatthe course she had adopted was due to him and her God. It is asserted that Miss Kent will be tried in London instead of Wiltshire, the venue bein» changed under_ the Palmer Act on account of local prepossessions. It is rumored that orimjna) proceedings in respect of this crime aro about ty be ins ¡tilted against some persons otlmr than the prisoner. Mr. Woods, solicitor to the Reverend A. D. Wagner, writes to a contemporary ai follows :-It is quite true that Miss Kent received a sum of money on her coming of agc in the early part of the present year. A considoralile portion of this sum, I am informed hy Mr, Wag- ner, she wished to apply towards tho charities of St. Mary's Hospital, but he declined to receive it, On the evening of the day before Miss Kent left Brighton a sum of between £700 and £800 w»'4 found in one of the alms-boxes of St. Paul's Church, and Mr. Wagner has since Ascertained that it was placed there, though without his know- ledge, by Miss Kent. This money ia now in tho London and County Bank, and will be retained only until its proper application shall have been determined by Sir George Grey.

The Prince of Wales does not spar* hrmielfin the cause of the public. It was but the o% day that his royal highness returnod to London after opening the Dublin, Internation.a.1 Exhibition, aud 8iiicethen he_ has been engaged in tho task of opening thofoternqtional Reformatory Exhibition, al tho Agricultural-hall, Islington, which has been got up partly to exhibit the industry and ingenuity of the children now trained in our rcformataiy institutions, and mainly hy that means to gW<¡ »a additional stimulus to the public interest in them, The Arobbishqn qf Canterbury, the Earl of Shnf tesbury, and others, were present to meet hi* royal highness, and took part in the open.' ing ceremonies. In reply to the nddreis wiri* wa8preseiited.to,him,thepjriucoexpressedtholiearfy interest he took in the successful working of these, reformatory institutions. The prince has ata opened the new wing of the Sailors'Home, which, is in tho immediate neighborhood of tho St» Katharine and London .Docks. The hqk wing will afford accommodation for 200 moro person«. Great preparations were made to greet the prince. both in the institution and tim adjoining scafarioi district. He was received by the Bishop °f London, Admiral Bowles, and other distinguished patrons of the home. The opening was raw») witb the ccrotnatuce that are usual on these occasions, oftor which the prince went over the building, and expressed his admiration of iii arrangements. His return, as well as his arrival, was hailed with enthiisiastia loyalty hy the

assembled crowds.

Tlie foundation-atono of the New Surrey Theatre has been laid. It is to bo built on the site of the old one, which was burnt down (¡fe* months ago, and will he of larger dimensions, and more commodious for tho audience. It it expected to be finished within the next five or iii

months.

The main drainage committee of the Metropol- itan Board of Works have reported in favor u granting £10,000 to the engineers of tlie board for the manner in which they have carried ort the main drainage works. They rccommesu that Mr. Buzalgette shall have £6001, »ad hb assistants £4000 among them. Some of the ves-

tries have protested agniust this arraugein«nt,awl the board has adjourned the consideration of the report, in order that its legnl power to carry out the proposal may be settled. *

Arrangements had beor» mado for l»y¡nfffl* foundation stone of the new bridge at Blackmw» on June 20th, Tho ceremony was to bo {W* formed by the Lord Mayor. "

The Into Duke of Northumberland, Irorn mo-

tivos known probably only to himself^nid* docided objection to draw from time to timei W half-pay as it bec une due, the result of whi» was that nt the time of his death a large amount had accumulated. The executors, however, ha« since claimed the amount, and arc about to re- ceive the whole of the arrears of 20 year»' «cu-

mulations.

Her Majesty, iii consideration of the tap amount of Crown property in London, intend«,« is said, to give the sum of £15,000 over Wyeir» to the Bishop of London's fund. , . ^

A fino trout, of lO^lb., has been killed in W

Thames, at Moulsey Weir. There have also been taken, amongst others, one of 31b. in the urne place, and another of 41b. at Penton Hook,

The detectives at Queenstown arrested one of the passengers by the American mail ship Edin- burgh who bore a resemblance to Booth, the assassin of Mr. Lincoln, and the telegraph carried to all parts of the country the startling announce- ment that Booth had been captured. It turned out, however, that the unfortunate prisoner was Mr. O'Neil, who is described as " bearing an ex- traordinary likeness" to the murderer. He has, of course/been set at liberty.

The foundation stone of the new spire of Chichester Cathedral has been laid. The restora- tion of the cathedral will cost £52,000, and £46,000 has been subscribed towards it.

Daniel M'Naughten, who murdered Mr. Drum- mond in mistake for the late Sir Robert Peel, in 1843, died recently at the Criminal Lunatic Asy- lum, Broadmoor.

A fine building of Longridge stone has been opened as an Exchange for Blackburn. A sum of £12,000 has already been expended on that portion of the erection which is completed. The undertaking is by a limited liability com

e Earl of Zetland has been unanimously elected Grand Master of Masons for the year ensuing, and has been saluted with the usual

honors.

According to present arrangements, say our latest papers, it is believed that the Great Eastern will start with the Atlantic cable in the very early part of July, and certainly, if possible, not later than the 10th. With her will also sail her Majes- ty's ship Terrible, and another paddle steam frigate of great power, not yet chosen, but which, like the Terrible, will give towing aid to the Great Eastern in case of mishaps to her machin- ery, either screw or paddle.

IRELAND.

THE DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION.

In honor of the arrival of the Prince of Wales, who landed at Kingstown, from Holyhead, at 6 o'clock in the evening, and who was received with immense enthusiasm by the crowd of persons as- sembled, the city of Dublin was gay with illumi- nation on the night of Monday, May 8, and the principal streets were thronged with sightseers up to daylight the following morning. The thoroughfares were in many cases impassable from the crowds of people, but the greatest good humor prevailed, and there were no accidents.

The Exhibition was opened on the 9th by his royal highness. We subjoin a description of the imposing ceremony, and its various attendant

festivities :

Behind the houses on one side of Stephen's gTeen is a plot of ground once an eyesore and a nuisance to the neighborhood-a sort of recepta- cle for the dust and filth of the vicinity. This ground was presented by Mr. Benjamin Lee Guinness to a committee as a site for the exhibi- tion of 1865. Here the public spirit of Dublin has erected a building which does infinite credit to its originators,and which mil remain a perma- nent ornament to the beautiful city of Dublin as a winter garden.

The building consists of a central ball, with galleries, and this will serve in the future as a permanent museum, lecture-hall, báll-room, and

the like. Round two sides of it stretches the J »lace of glass, the ground-plan of which may be

ikened to a carpenter's square. The dimensions of that portion of the structure which forms the Exhibition proper is, inclusive of both portions of the nave, nearly 500 feet in length, and the nave is 50 feet 6 inches in width,GO feet in height from floor to ridge, and 45 feet to the spring of the roof. The galleries which surround it are 16 feet 10 inches wide,and the width of each bay, from pillar to pillar, is also 16 feet IO inches. The roof is a segment of a circle of 50 feet diameter, «nd is constructed in what may be termed,though nat quite accurately, a series of plates, which are moveablc for purposes of ventilation, by means of a centre wheel worked by n rack and pinion, and acting upon the frame by connect- ing cords. In the middle of the longer arm of the plan is, on one side, a large recess, where the orchestra and the organ are erected. <On the other side is a short transept with aspidal «nd, architecturally speaking, one of the best features of the building. The pillars and girders arc stencilled in white and blue, and pendent from the girders in the bays are red and white in- scriptions, showing where the goods from the respective countries and in the various classes arc to be found. Outside the central building, and «lose to the chief approach, is the machinery annexe, which, being merely temporary and like «11 machinery annexes, needs no particular de- scription. The extent of the out-door pleasure grounds is about 13 acres, containing lawns, «venues, shrubberies, slopes, und terraces, with fountains, flower-beds, conservatories, and rock work. Here the geologist will find massed together, in and around the basin of the cascade, specimens of some of the most beautiful Irish rocks. Here are quartz, with mica running through it like veins of silver ; greenstoae, with quartz veins; grey granite, ¿listening with mica ; dark basalt, and limestone «s»f coralline formation, with many valuable me- tallic ores, marbles, and other samples of the «uiueral wealth of the country. In the rockwork :ftr.e ferns and primroses, great roots of ancient oak tfroiu the bogs, and a variety of mosses which ifil.l up some of the interstices and enliven the ?whole. Feathery trees droop over the basin 4mm wUieU the water descends ; and when the lapse of time has worn away the new look of the arrangement, the rockery, which is very beautiful now, will be the most attractive portion of these grounds. Adjoining the grounds is a house which is being fitted up for Mr. Guinness, who has built at the end of his private garden a very elegant little pavilion, overlooking the garden of the ex- hibition on one side and n small lake or piece of artificial water on the other.

Had the opening been delayed for another month Many articles of great attraction, which it will uttiwatgly contain, would have been in their place ¿J'tt tfct first, and among them the valuable ltatisil pictures which were to be exhibited at Floreat« ,?u the ,7tl1 Mav' at the festival in honor of ftaufe'* memory. 'The Italian govern- ment freely .cqascnteil to forward (this splendid collection when íh»t «eíeur«tton terminates, and it is expected that 89 many as loo c2«es of articles of rare value will then be .added to tiiO catalogue -of the International Exhibition. The Kirig of Italy, bos sent, among other valuables, a topaz of large size and some pounds' weight, on which is engraved a beautiful representation of the nativity.

The ceremonial opening of the Exhibitiau .took jilace under the happiest auspices. The weather ?was beautiful, and, as a consequence, the «treets were alive with holiday - seekers from an early hour. The neighborhood of the Exhibition building was soon thronged with vehicles of every description and when It o'clock (the hour for opening the doors) arrived the rush of well-dressed company «ra« greater thau bad probably ever before been seen in Dublin. The mives, galleries, and halls were all soon filled to over-flowing, so that long before the prjnee arrived there mus,t have been 30,000 persons present. " The interior of the building," says the Freeman, " presented a grand and impressive appearance. Along the galleries of the nave and on its floor ysst numbers of 'ladies and gentlemen were assembled, and t|ic

varied hues of the dresses, the robes of member's j ? of the different corporations, and the uniforms of

the Knights of St. Patrick and the uuyiil and .military officers, the rich contents of the cases,

the works of art, the products in gold and silver, iu silk and satins, and other beautiful fabrics, and the grandeur of the class and iron .structure, through the windows of which

the sun was pouring brightly, combined 'to form a brilliant picture not easy to be erased ¡from the memory. The concert-hall, with its wast orchestra surmounted by the grand organ, .and occupied by over 1000 vocalists and butru '.mcntalists Whose heads rose tier over tier from tthc floor to the ceiling, its walls covered with the ;grand Bavarian cartouns, and the space between the barrier of the orchestra and the opening of the hall on the nave crowded with the rank and fashion of the country, all presented an appear ?ance which was grand in the extreme. The dais, raised to the southward of the circular apse, was . richly covered with crimson cloth and surmounted ,by a canopy of maroon velvet, relieved ?with gilt mouldings. Its sides were deco- rated with drapcried material of beautiful -design. Beneath the canopy two exquisitely finished chairs, of the Louis Quatorze pattern, splendidly carved and gilt and upholstered in blue Bilk tarabet, were placed for the Prinec of Wales mid the Lord Lieutenant. Two other finely-wrought chairs at the right and left ware 'placed for Lady Wodehouse and the Duke of Cambridge. It would be impossible to convey to a reader a just conception of the extreme igraiu'.cur of the «cene as the time drew near 'when his royal highness was expected to arrive. .On every Bide, wherever the eye could travel, the attention was , arrested by one sight more ''beautiful and Impressive than another." *&

I His royal highness, accompanied by Lord and

Lady Wodehouse, the Duke of Cambridge, a brilliant staff, and an escort of the 11th Hussars (the Prince's Own,) passed through the city in a close carriage, greatly to the disappointment of the thousands upon thousands of persons, prin- cipally ladies, who crowded the windows along his route from the Viceregal-lodge. He was re- ceived at the Exhibition Palace by the Exhibi- tion committee including his Grace the Duke of I Leinster ; the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, and

the members of the corporation in their robes, together with the judges and several of the lead- ing members of the bar. On the arrival of the Îtrince the National Anthem and other music se-

eded _ for the occasion was performed by the splendid orchestra, composed of nearly 1000 per- formers after which addresses were presented by the Exhibition Committee and by the corporation of Dublin, to which the prince made appropriate replies. A procession was then formed, at the head of which his royal highness made the tour of the building, receiving renewed evidences of loyal welcome as each new department was reached. His royal highness passed high enco niums on the sculpturc,and stopped before several of the pictures in the gallery. The prince and his cortege having made the complete tour of the building, receiving the most enthusiastic plaudits everywhere from the vast assemblage, returned to the dais, which then-with the two royal princes, the Lord-Lieutenant, the Irish court in full uniform, the numerous naval and military officers, and the various municipal bodies in their robes-presented a most brilliant and animated appearance. Mr. Parkinson, the principal comptroller of the Exhibition,presented his royal highness with the key of the building which his. royal highness accepted, and then with due solemnity declared the Exhibition, to be opened. A rocket was shot into the air, the artillery thundered in response from a hundred guns, and the inaugural ceremonial of the Exhibition terminated. The prince was enter- tained in the evening at a splendid ball, in the Mansion-honse, by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, to which a large number of the nobility and gentry were invited to meet his royal high-

ness.

On May 10 there was a review of 4500 troops in Phonix-pnrk. The prince wore the uniform of the 10th Hussars, and was loudly cheered. The proceedings commenced at a quarter past 3 and ended before 6. The weather was very bad, but nearly 100,000 people were present. In the evening his royal highness dined with the com- mander of the forces at Kilmainham.

On May 11 the prince, accompanied by Prince Leiningen, Lord and Lady Wodehouse, and an escort of the loth Hussars, paid a second visit to the Exhibition at 12 o'clock, where he was re- ceived by the Duke of Leinster and the Exhibition Committee. _ His royal highness spent two hours in minutely inspecting the objects of interest in the building. After leaving he visited St. Patrick's! Cathedral, where he was received by the Dean Mr. Benjamin Lee Guinnes9,the munificent restorer of the venerable edifice, and other eminent persons. Having inspected and commended the improvements in the church, his royal highness drove through the leading thoroughfares of the city in an open carriage, and returned to the Viceregal-lodge at 4 p.m. The prince's reception everywhere was

most enthusiastic.

On May 12 the prince left the Viceregal-lodge, to visit Lord Powerscourt, at that nobleman's seat in thi» county of Wicklow. He was accom- panied by the Lord-Lieutenant and Lady of Wodehouse and suite. The royal party were received at the front entrance of Powers court-house by Lord and Lady Powerscourt. Hav- ing partaken of luncheon, the prince proceeded, accompanied by his noble host, to sec the water- fall, which, in consequence of the recent rain, presented a magnificent cascade. The royal party then proceeded to Kingstown, where they arrived about 5 o'clock. His royal highness entertained on board the Victoria and Albert the Lord-Lieutenant and Lady Wodehouse, Sir George Brown, Lord St. Lawrance, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, and other distinguished persons. At 25 minutes past 7 the royal yacht, steamed out of the harbour, and the prince, who stood on the deck, was loudly cheered by the imme nsc concourse of people who had assembled to witness his departure.

Party rioting has broken out anew in Belfast. On Sunday evening, April 30th, the disturbances were commenced by two mobs, who met each other with taunting cries and much shouting, as well as pelting each other with stones. On the advance of a police force the two crowds retreated to Sandy Row and the Pound districts respec- tively. In Sandy Row the mob pelted the police with stones. The constables then charged the crowd, and Grove everybody from the streets tit the point of the bayonet. Eight persons were

arrested. The disturbances have not been re-1

ne wed since.

" A somewhat remarkable cause," says the Cork Exnmiiu), " is likely to occupy one of

our common law courts in the course of the present or ensuing term. It appears that among the students at the well-known Catholic College ofOscot was the son of a distinguished member of the Irish judical bench -Mr. Justice Fitzgerald, of the Common Pleas-and that a short time since the young gentleman had to leave it in con- sequence of some breach of discipline. Mr. Justice Fitzgerald, in the belief, no doubt, that his son has becn]unfairly dealt by,has brought an action against the president of the college, and the case now awaits trial. It is to be hoped that some arrangement may be come to which will render the reference to a jury unnecessary ; but it is strange that the two instances of the kind which have approached this extremity should have been in til" case of the sons of judges. Mr. Baron Aldcrson took up the cudgels on behalf of his son against the authorities of Harrow School, just as Mr. Justice Fitzgerald has now done against Oscot."

A Cork paper states that emigration to America has commenced again even more actively than was expected. The Erin of the National Line took away 850 persons from Queenstown on April 26th ; the Inman steamer 450 on the next day, and over 300 who could not be accommo- dated were left behind. The Inman steamers were fully engaged up to the middle of May, every berth having been previously taken. A correspondent in the county of _ Kerry states that the emigration from Ireland this year is likely to exceed that of any past year since the

famine.

Mr. D'Arcy M'Goe, who was one of the most ardent of patriots during the Youug Ireland ex- citement, is at present ia Dublin in the capacity of principal commissioner from Cmada to the International Exhibition. Mr. M'Goe recently delivered an able and eloquent lecture at Wex- ford on his experiences in America. He took advantage of the occasion to speak some home truths to his countrymen. Such a thing as a national pro-Irish sentiment, he alleged, does not exist in tlie United States. " As a nation, they have no more feeling for Ireland than any other country." He strongly ridiculed the Fenian org misation ; in fact, he declared that it was all nonsense about its boasted extent and power. Mr. M'Gce advises the Irish emigrant to select Canada instead of the States as his future home, because of the social and political advantages it offers him. His picture of ithe position attained by two-thirds of tho Irish who settled in the States was not a pleasant one. In speaking of lils past cergpr in Ireland, and answering those who contrast it with hja pre- sent one, he boldly avowed that he was not so wise then as he is now. He said:-lieft the country one among the Young Ireland Legion, and though times have changed, I say to you all, I am not ashamed of Youug Ireland. (Loud and prolonged cheers.) It has been cast in my teeth that I have veered about, have changed my Qpinr jon«. I know that, politically speaking, we were a pack of fools then, and not hole-arid corucr con- spirators. We made no concealments, and at all events all that eau he said of us is that at 21 we we were not as wise us we are now at 41. Our

countrymen by hirth, and their immediate off- spring in the Canadian provinces, Protestant mid Catholic, as nearly as I e»n make out, ex- ceed half a million-one eighth of tile whole population ; those who more remotely derive their origin from this kingdom may represent another eighth. Thoy are

not in number one-tenth as numerous as our brethren in the United States'; yet, kuowing both communities well, admitting the enhanced energy which total independence gives a new country, I venture to say that our half million yield a larger aggregate of sterling worth, char» uctcr, and influence than the millions of our democratised countrymen put together. We ' live in strsqgc tonics, both for America and for

you, and it is impossible to say what may come from this annual transfer of a thjrd of a million of people,-an excessive c»tim»tcpf the yearly emigration, by the way-from one sphere of

existence to another-from the old world to the new-from monarchy to democracy., Have . care ; you are giving away bands and bralai fo a

I system destined to combat your system of govern-

ment sooner or later.

! SCOTLAND.

The Queen has appointed Lord Belhaven tobe her Majesty's High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Synod of the United Presbyterian Church was recently opened at Edinburgh. The Rev. Mr. Marshall, of Coupar-Angus, was chosen moderator for the ensuing year. At one of the sittings of the Synod, the report of the committee on union with the free church was read. The

document-a long and elaborate one-is to the effect that there is substantial unity in respect both of doctrine and ecclesiastical rule and practice between the two churches, and concludes with expressions of desire that the deliberations of the two bodies, with a view to their junction, " may in due time be conducted to a successful issue." In laying the report before the Synod, Dr. Harper said he hoped such dif- ferences as do exist between the two bodies would

be disposed of, instead of their remaining " a gap of separation between churches agreed in all mat- ters of essential moment"-a sentiment received with much applause. After some conversation as to how the report should be dealt with, the dis- cussions was adjourned.

Another annuity tax seizure has been made in Edinburgh on behalf of the city clergy. The victim in this case was Mr. James Millar, an extensive furnishing ironmonger in Princess street. From Mr. Millar's residence, Hope-ter- race, the whole dining-room furniture was carried away, even to the carpet, which was torn off the floor. The goods taken arc in value upwards of £150 ; the tax refused to be paid is less than £8. "Such," says the Caledonian Mercury, "is a     specimen of Christian Edinburgh, with its Synod sitting, and its assemblies, with her Majesty's representative, about to sit, to further the cause of Christ and His kingdom."

A munificent donation, amounting to £6,250, has been lately made to the United College of St. Salvator and St. Leonard, in the University of St. Andrew's, Edinburgh, by two gentlemen of Scottish descent-Mr. James A. Guthrie, and his brother, Mr. Arbuthnot C. Guthrie, Idol-lane, London. The object of these gentlemen in making this donation is, as expressed in their deed of endowment, " to promote and encourage educa- tion in Scotland, and more especially classical literature in tbc University of St. Andrew's." The gainers of the Guthrie Scholarship from St. Andrew's may proceed to any college of either Oxford or Cambridge, or may study at any foreign university which the trustees shall sanction. The trustees, in whose hands the Messrs. Guthrie have vested the entire manage- ment of their benefaction, are the1 principal of the United College and the professors of Mathe- matics, Greek, and Humanity in the same college.

In a recent number of the Christian Times, Colonel Shaw, of Ayr, thus describes the town in which he resides :-" Ayr is very peculiar. . It is Laodicean-it is aristocratic-it is drunken. There is no town in Britain that stands so much

in need of a thoroughgoing, erangelical style of teaching, as this purse-proud, worldly-minded, and most haughty town of Ayr, which even its own half-deified peet describes as being 'the

wicked.' "

The trial of Dr. Pritchard, on the charge of murdering his wife and mother-in-law by means of poison, was to take place at Edinburgh, for certain, between the 15th and 20th of June next -that is, if it did not commence on the 15th, it would on the 19th or the 20th.

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