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as I dressed, made the same
mistakes in his reading at rehearsal, till I got him to put a large red wafer on
each of his shins, and then at that rehearsal (which was the last) I went in
front, Sir, to the back of the pit, and whenever his reading brought him into
profile, I called out 'I don't see no wafers !' And at night his reading was
Mr. Waldengarver smiled at me, as
much as to say " A faithful dependent—I overlook his folly ;" and then said
aloud, " My view is a little classic and thoughtful for them here ; but they
will improve, they will improve."
Herbert and I said together, Oh,
no doubt they would improve.
"Did you observe, gentlemen,"
said Mr. Waltlengarver, "that there was a man in the gallery who endeavored to
cast derision on the service —I mean, the representation ?"
We basely replied that we rather
thought we !lad noticed such a man. I added, "He was drunk, no doubt."
"Oh dear no, Sir," said Mr. Wopsle, " not drunk. His employer would see to that, Sir. His employer would not
allow him to be drunk."
"You know his employer ?" said I.
Mr. Wopsle shut his eyes, and
opened them again; performing both ceremonies very slowly. " You must have
observed, gentlemen," said he, " an ignorant and a blatant ass, with a rasping
throat, and a countenance expressive of low malignity, who went through—I will
not say sustained—the role (if I may use a French expression) of Claudius King
of Denmark. That is his employer, gentlemen. Such is the profession !"
Without distinctly knowing
whether I should have been more sorry for Mr. Wopsle if he had been in despair,
I was so sorry for him as it was, that I took the opportunity of his turning
round to have his braces put on—which jostled us out at the door-way—to ask
Herbert what he thought of having him home to supper ? Herbert said he thought
it would be kind to do so ; therefore I invited him, and he went to Barnard's
with us, wrapped up to the eyes, and we did our best for him, and he sat until
two o'clock in the morning, reviewing his success and developing his plans. I
forget in detail what they were, but I have a general recollection that he was
to begin with reviving the Drama, and to end with crushing it ; inasmuch as his
decease would leave it utterly bereft and without a chance or hope.
Miserably I went to bed after
all, and miser-ably thought of Estella, and miserably dreamed that my
expectations were all canceled, and that I had to give my hand in marriage to
Herbert's Clara, or play Hamlet to Miss Havisham's Ghost, before twenty thousand
people without knowing twenty words of it.
EXTRA SESSION OF THE SENATE.
ON Friday, 22d, in the United
States Senate, Senator Hale offered a resolution that the Senate proceed to an
election of Sergeant-at-Arms and door-keepers. It was laid over. A resolution
directing the payment of extra compensation to clerks of committees was
discussed, and rejected.
Senator Douglas's resolution calling for information as
to the designs of the administration with reference to the Southern forts was
then taken up, and Senator Bayard concluded his remarks in favor of recognizing
the independence of the Confederate States. He was followed by Senator Howe, of
Wisconsin, in opposition to the resolution. Before Senator Howe had concluded
the Senate went into executive session, and confirmed appointments.
On Saturday 23d, in the Senate,
the Vice-President having signified his intention to be absent during the
remainder of the session, on motion of Senator Hale, Senator Foot, of Vermont,
was chosen President pro tempore. Senator Foot returned his thanks for the honor
in appropriate terms. Senator Sherman, the newly-elected Senator from Ohio, was
qualified and took his seat. The resolution of Senator Hale, to go into an
election for Sergeant-at-Arms and door-keepers was then taken up. The Democrats
opposed this first attempt to bestow the offices of the Senate upon political
partisans with warmth and spirit, and succeeded in postponing the election. The
Senate then went into executive session, and confirmed a number of appointments.
On Monday, 25th, in the Senate,
Senator Hale's resolution for an election of subordinate officers was again laid
over. Senator Powell offered a resolution calling for copies of
Major Anderson's dispatches to the War
Department during his command at
Fort Sumter. The remainder
of the session was occupied in discussing Mr. Douglas's resolution calling for
information relative to the policy of the administration with reference to the
On Tuesday, 26th, in the Senate,
the debate on Senator Douglas's resolution, calling for information as to the
policy of the administration with reference to the seceded States, was resumed,
and continued mainly by Senators Douglas and Breckinridge, who discussed the
issues involved in the Kansas question and the present troubles of the nation.
Finally, Senator Douglas's resolution was laid on the table by a vote of 23
against 11. Senator Breckinridge and Senator Clingman then offered resolutions,
to the effect that the Senate recommend the withdrawal of the Federal troops
from the limits of the
Confederate States. They were laid over for future
consideration, and the Senate vent into executive session and confirmed a number
On Wednesday, 27th, in the Senate
a message was received from the President declining to communicate the
dispatches received from
Major Anderson, the commander at
Fort Sumter, as their
publication would at this time be inexpedient. A long debate then ensued upon
the question of taking up Senator Breckinridge's resolution advising the
withdrawal of the Federal troops from the seceded States. Upon taking the
question the vote stood 19 to 10. As there was not a quorum, the subject was
dropped, and the Senate went into executive session, and in the course of a
couple of hours confirmed a large number of appointments.
On Thursday, 28th, in the Senate,
Senator Trumbull offered a resolution declaring that in the opinion of the
Senate the true way to preserve the Union is to enforce the laws of the Union;
that resistance to their enforcement, whether under the name of anti-coercion or
any other name, is disunion; and that it is the duty of the President to use all
the means in his power to hold and protect the public property of the United
States, and enforce the laws thereof, as well in the States of South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas as within the other
States of the Union. Senator Trumbull desired to have a vote on the resolution,
and the Democratic members expressed themselves in favor of an immediate
expression of opinion on the subject. The Republicans, however, would not vote,
but preferred an executive session. A motion to that effect was carried, and the
Senate confirmed a large number of nominations. Subsequently, the President
having no further communication to make, the Senate adjourned sine die.
THE PRESIDENTS FIRST MESSAGE.
The following is
Lincoln's first message to the Senate, sent in on Wednesday, 27th:
" To THE SENATE OF THE UNITED
"I have received a copy of a
resolution of the Senate passed on the 25th instant, requesting me, if in my
opinion it is not incompatible with the public interest, to communicate to the
Senate the dispatches of
Major Robert Anderson to the War Department during the
time he has been in command at
Fort Sumter. On examination of the correspondence
thus called for, I have, with the highest respect for the Senate, come to the
conclusion that at the present moment the publication of it would be
WASHINGTON, March 26, 1861."
THE SOUTHERN COMMISSIONERS AT
The leading secession organ, the
New Orleans Delta, has the following special news from Washington, March 19:
" The Commissioners of the
Confederate States have somewhat changed their policy in treating with the
Cabinet here, and do not require or expect an answer from Lincoln's
Administration for a week or ten days to come. Governor Roman has arrived, and
today held his first conference with Messrs. Crawford and Forsyth. They have
agreed to delay further action until the Fort Sumter affair is definitely
settled, in accordance with the suggestion of
President Davis. The
Administration here are vacillating and unreliable, and are afraid of assuming
responsibility. Nothing is officially known, except that Anderson is ordered to
New York on recruiting service. It is reliably stated that the new ministers
will be instructed to propose to England, France, and Spain, that Lincoln will
guarantee the integrity of Mexico, and protect Spain in her possession of Cuba,
if these governments will agree not to recognize the independence of the
Confederate States. This policy has been disclosed to the Southern
Commissioners, who will communicate it to
THE LATEST FROM TEXAS.
A dispatch dated Washington,
March 27, says: Intelligence has been received by the Government from
Brownsville, with dates to the 19th inst.
Captain Stoneman states that seven
companies, including French's battery, had embarked on board the
Tortugas, Key West, and other ports. The cavalry were expected to leave on
the 22d on board the Arizona, for New Orleans. The United States troops had not
given up the posts.
Captain Stoneman had, in
accordance with an arrangement made by
General Twiggs, turned over to the Texans
three hundred and fifty horses and ten six-mule teams. A few hours after there
was a complete stampede of the horses, which caused great rejoicing among the
Intelligence from Texas with
recent dates states that the Indians were making sad havoc with the lives and
property of the white settlers. The Indians on the frontier had been informed of
the withdrawal of the United States troops, and were accordingly arranging for a
THE EVACUATION OF SUMTER.
Lincoln's special envoy to Fort Sumter, returned to Washington on Wednesday
afternoon. The particulars of the result of his mission have not been made
public, but it is known that Fort Sumter will be evacuated as soon as the vessel
detailed to convey away the garrison shall reach
Charleston harbor, and
arrangements for their removal have been completed.
IS FORT PICKENS TO BE ABANDONED?
Dispatches from Washington state
that the Cabinet have had under consideration the question of evacuating
Pickens, and there is good reason to believe that the fort will be abandoned by
the Federal troops within thirty days, thus removing the last immediate cause
for hostilities between the two confederacies.
Other dispatches state, on the
contrary, that the fort will he reinforced.
CUTTING OFF THE SUPPLIES.
Appended is the order of
Major-General Bragg, cutting off supplies from the United States fleet off
"HEAD-QUARTERS TROOPS CONFEDERATE
STATES, NEAR PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, March 18, 1861.
"The Commanding General learns
with surprise and regret that some of our citizens are engaged in the business
of furnishing supplies of fuel, water, and provisions to the armed vessels of
the United States now occupying a threatening appearance off this harbor.
"That no misunderstanding may
exist on this subject, it is announced to all concerned that this traffic is
strictly forbidden, and all such supplies, which may be captured in transit to
said vessels, or to Fort Pickens, will be confiscated.
"The more effectually to enforce
this prohibition, no boat or vessel will be allowed to visit Fort Pickens or any
of the United States naval vessels without special sanction.
" Colonel John H. Forney, Acting
Inspector-General, will organize an efficient Harbor Police for the enforcement
of this order. By command of
"Brigadier-General BRAXTON BRAGG.
"ROBERT C. WOOD, Jun., Asst. Adjt. Gen."
DISUNION IN CALIFORNIA.
The latest intelligence from
California renders probable the existence of a disunion conspiracy among
Southern officers of the army there, in concert with a gang of desperate
adventurers calling themselves "Knights of the Golden Circle." The loyalty of
the mass of the people, however, is said to be proof against the machinations of
THE SOUTHERN TARIFF.
The Montgomery (Alabama)
Advertiser of the 19th ult. has the following respecting the Tariff Bill of the
"As there is general
misapprehension in regard to the Tariff Bill having passed the Congress of the
Confederate States, we take this occasion to inform the public that the bill did
not pass. The committee drafted the Tariff Bill, which was ordered to be
published, in order that it might be examined and discussed, and its merits or
demerits thoroughly understood before the final passage of a bill on this
important subject. But by some means the impression got out that the bill had
been adopted by the Congress, and it was at once telegraphed and sent over the
country as a law of the Confederacy. This, however, as we have stated, proves to
be an error."
GOODS ENTERING FREE AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis Republican, of the
23d says: "Every day our importers of foreign merchandise are receiving, by way
of New Orleans, very considerable quantities of goods, duty free. The goods are
landed at the port of New Orleans—no Custom-house notice is taken of them—no
bonds are executed for the payment of duties on their arrival there; and on many
articles the saving of one half the duty only, would afford a handsome profit.
If this thing is to become permanent, there will be an entire revolution in the
course of trade, and New York will suffer terribly. Our merchants have capital
enough to justify them in making their purchases in Europe, and shipping to New
Orleans, and in that city, because of the difference in the tariff, goods can be
bought cheaper than in New York. With these advantages, we shall be able to sell
cheaper than any other city in the Valley of the Mississippi."
DIRECT TRADE AT THE SOUTH.
The Charleston Mercury concludes
an editorial on "Direct Trade," with the following significant language: " There
is but one solitary stumbling-block in the way of direct trade. A reconstruction
of the Slave States with any of the Northern, Free, importing States, will at
once, in our judgment, strike " direct trade" to the ground. New York has the
track. She has the accumulated capital, and she has the custom. Nor can any
possible efforts of the South divert her trade from her, except through the
operation of two distinct nationalities, This will do it, as we have shown, most
effectually. And nothing else will. Any political connection with New York will
again bind us, very vassals in commerce, at the wheels of her triumphal car. Her
rod will again be over us ; and, with her accumulated capital and established
business, no power can arrest it. Let us look well to this matter in the future.
There are specks upon the Southern horizon that ere long may become dark and
muttering clouds. We fear reconstruction on the basis of the new Constitution."
The New Orleans Crescent
continues to depict the terrible things which privateers might accomplish for
the South. It says : "With a tolerably accurate knowledge of what is going on,
and deliberately weighing all the circumstances, we conclude that, at the lowest
estimate, seven hundred and fifty swift-sailing, stanch, substantial vessels,
fully equipped, carrying, on an average, four mighty guns apiece, can be put
afloat in four months to wage war upon Northern commerce, blockade Northern
ports, cripple Northern strength, and destroy Northern property. We are sure
that two hundred can be obtained in a very, very few days —and they will come
from the especial home of mock philanthropy and false religion, in Yankee land.
This, however, is not our affair."
ANOTHER SEIZURE IN CONSEQUENCE OF
The United States mail
Bienville, Captain E. D. Bulloch, was on Saturday morning taken possession of by
the Revenue Department, for an alleged violation of the revenue law, in bringing
a cargo from New Orleans without the regular certified manifests. The cargo is
now being discharged, and the question submitted to the
Treasury Department at
AN AWKWARD PREDICAMENT.
A Southern paper tells of a young
lady who was caught in a disagreeable predicament while on her knees at church.
The fair girl wore fashionable high-heeled shoes; kneeling on both knees, these
heels of course stuck out at right angles, and in this position the highest hoop
of her new-fangled skirt caught over them, and thus rendered it impossible for
her to raise herself or straighten her limbs. The more she struggled the tighter
she was bound ; so she was constrained to call for help. This was immediately,
if not scientifically, rendered by a young man in the same seat; and when the
next prayer was made, she merely inclined her head on the back of the front
pew—thinking, no doubt, that she was not in praying costume.
It seems that
brother-in-law, Colonel Cooper, who resigned the office of Adjutant-General of
the United States, has received the appointment to the corresponding position at
George W. Lane, a Unionist, has
been nominated by the President as United States judge in Alabama.
Charles Francis Adams is the
sixth citizen of Massachusetts who has been selected as American Minister at the
British Court. John Adams was the first Minister to England after the peace of
1783. He was recognized by George III. in 1785. John Quincy Adams was the
Resident Minister in 1515 and 1816. He returned early in 1S17 to take the post
of Secretary of State under Monroe, which office he held eight years. Mr.
Everett was appointed Minister to England in 1541, George Bancroft in 1846, and
Abbott Lawrence in 1849. The newly appointed Minister was a lad of eight years
when he accompanied his parents to England, and it has always been said that he
was obliged to fight his English school-fellows in defense of the honor of
Married, at Amagansette, Long
Island, on the 18th ult., Sylvester Pharaoh, Grand Sachem of the Montauk tribe
of Indians, to Mrs. Jerusha, daughter of the late Ephraim Pharaoh, and widow of
the late General Putnam, of the same tribe. This is believed to have been the
first marriage between members of the tribe (now reduced to some fifteen or
eighteen individuals all told) that was ever solemnized by a clergyman.
Schuyler Colfax and John Sherman
contemplate an over-land tour to California on the first coach under the new
mail contract over the central route. It is expected to start the 15th of June.
The Fremont (Ohio') Democrat says
that, at the recent Post-Office election in Republic, Seneca County, Mrs. Melter,
a stanch Democratic lady, was the successful candidate. There were four
Republican candidates of the male persuasion, whose chagrin over the result may
be well imagined.
M. Du Chaillu made an address
before the Royal Geographical Society in London, at its last meeting, upon his
African explorations, and exhibited some of the new animals discovered by him.
At the conclusion of the address, Professor Owen, the eminent naturalist, said
that natural history had never received a more remarkable acquisition than had
been imparted that evening.
The Troy Times says that
Wool is confined to his residence in that city by sickness., It is probably a
renewal of his Washington attack. His anxiety in respect to public affairs, and
the constant excitement through which he has lately passed, has rendered the
attacks of disease more severe than they otherwise would be.
Several young ladies, and young
men in female apparel, residing in the neighborhood of Livermore, Westmoreland
County, Pennsylvania, were recently taken before a magistrate, upon the
complaint of a young man residing in the town, who alleged that the defendants,
while returning from a prayer-meeting, threw him down, and having daubed him
with tar, applied feathers. The young ladies stated that he had made use of
offensive language concerning them. The matter was arranged by the payment of a
small fine and costs.
The ex-King and Queen of Naples
will take up their residence in the Castle of Bauz, near Lichtenfels, in
Bavaria. This estate, situated at a short distance from Munich, and once
belonging to the old abbey of that name, is one of the finest monuments of
Gothic art. It belongs to Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, the father of the fugitive
The Rev. Joshua Taylor died in
Portland, Maine, on the 20th ult., after an illness of several years. He was in
the 94th year of his age. Father Taylor (as he was universally called) was for
many years a minister of the Methodist denomination, in his early life traveling
in the connection through the rough circuits of Maine, and in later years
officiating as a local preacher. He was also an acceptable teacher of youth in
Portland for many years. He was chosen Elector of President and Vice-President
in that District in 1824, on the John Quincy Adams ticket, after a hard
contest—his competitor being the late Judge Preble, whose predilections were for
William H. Crawford.
A desperate character, named
Bouve, was hung at Omaha, N. T., a few days ago, in accordance with the
formalities of Lynch law. He stated in his confession that there was a regularly
organized gang of thieves extending from various points on the Missouri to the
mountains, and if present troubles continued to such an extent as to draw the
troops from the frontier forts, they would organize into a grand guerrilla band
and sweep the plains.
Hon. W. L. Yancey has been
presented a gold-mounted gutta percha cane by his lady friends in Montgomery.
Upon the head of the cane is engraved a crescent of golden stars, in number
corresponding with the Confederate States; and in the centre is inscribed: "Hon.
Win. L. Yancey—from the Mothers and Daughters of Montgomery, Ala."
The statue of Eve, executed by
the late Mr. Bartholomew, an artist of Hartford, has been received in that city,
and is now on exhibition at the Athenaeum, with nearly twenty of his other
Patrick Welsh, an Irishman, who
lives in St. Louis, killed his wife a few nights since by ramming a poker down
her throat. Afterward he gave his mother-in-law, who is a decrepit old woman, a
severe beating because she censured him for his outrageous cruelty.
THE MORRILL TARIFF.
THE London Times discusses the
Morrill Tariff bill at some length, and pronounces it an extravagant and
impolitic bill, which, if passed by Congress, would amount to virtual
prohibition, and effectually prevent the importation into the States of English,
French, and Belgian manufactures.
All the English papers denounce
the Morrill tariff, and declare that if the law goes into operation the blunders
of the statesman will be rectified by the hardihood of the smuggler. An
important article upon this subject appears in the London Times of the 12th ult.
INDIGNATION OF MERCHANTS.
A feeling akin to consternation
pervaded a portion of the iron trade on 'Change in Wolverhampton, at the
intelligence that the Morrill Tariff would, in all probability, become law. If
the bill should receive the signature of the President, its effects would be
most disastrous to the iron trade in Great Britain, inasmuch as scarcely any
iron of British make can, with such a duty as that proposed, find any sale in
the American markets.
THE ROAD HOUSE MURDER.
A Plymouth (English) paper states
that it has received reliable information to the effect that the murder at Road
House, committed in May of last year, has been confessed by Miss Constance Kent,
the sister of the murdered child. The report requires confirmation.
DOINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
The Senate have finally adopted
an address in response to the Emperor's speech by 1200 to 3 votes.
Independent members of the Corps
Legislatif had proposed various liberal amendments to the Address ; calling,
among other things, for the repeal of the law of public safety, freedom of the
Press, etc. The debate would commence on the 11th.
The Budget for 1862 had been
submitted to the Legislature. The expenditures are estimated at nearly eighty
million pounds sterling; the receipts show a surplus of about half a million.
The War Department shows an in-creased expenditure of over a million sterling.
INDIGNATION AT THE MORRILL
The commercial article of the
Paris Corstitutionnel, of March 3, says: "If the Morrill Tariff should pass
Congress, as appears likely, exportations from France, En-gland, and Germany to
the Northern States would receive a severe check, and, nolens volens, European
commerce would incline to fraternize with the South in spite of its
institution and principles." .
EUGENIE IN TROUBLE.
The Empress Eugenie is in a state
of perpetual terror about the condition of her soul. Her mind is tottering. At
one moment she is for setting out on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, at another
she is absorbed in all the mysteries of spirit rappings, then the Emperor finds
her in a state of nervous affection, as if life were an absolute bur-den to her.
The priests have told her that Providence has assigned to her a grand role. It
was for this that she was rescued in that terrible hour of agony when it became
a question whether the Caesarian operation must not be per-formed, and it is for
this she lives at the present hour. But the poor soul is fairly bewildered with
all that is told her; and while she loves the Emperor and her little child with
her whole strength, she is in doubt whether she she ought not to desert
both—throne and all—for the sake of the sacred Vicar of Christ.
THE MIRES CASE.
It is asserted that, although all
the chief offenders in the Mires case have been extricated from their
difficulties by the Court, a few scape-goats will be sacrificed. On dit, that M.
Collet-Meygret, Receiver-General of the Department of the Jura, has been
dismissed, and that the son of a man of high standing at Court has been politely
re-quested to resign his lucrative post at the Ministry of Public Works. It is
also currently reported that M. Mocquard, the Emperor's Secretary, is about to
retire from public life.
CONSOLIDATION OF THE KINGDOM OF
ITALY. A telegraphic dispatch from Turin, dated 13th, states that on that day
the citadel of Messina surrendered to the Sardinians. In the Italian Chamber of
Deputies, Zanolini, President by seniority, made a speech in which he ex-pressed
the hope that Rome was about to be made the capital of Italy, and that the
deliverance of Venice was approaching. He also eulogized Garibaldi. Ratazza, the
chosen President of the Chamber, in his speech on taking the chair, applauded
the speeches of
Prince Napoleon and M. Von Vincke, praised Garibaldi, and
expressed confidence in the solution of the questions of Rome and Venice.
SAD STATE OF THE POPE.
The Pope, according to the Monde,
an undoubted authority on the subject, is beginning to discover that the hour of
his downfall is at hand. An enthusiastic young French-man recently had an
audience to offer his sword to his Holiness. The Pope told him it was useless to
attempt to defend a cause already lost. To the Archbishop of Rennes, who has
just returned from the Holy City, he stated that the temporal power would, ere
many weeks had elapsed, be absorbed by the King of Piedmont. He trusted,
how-ever, that a cottage might be found at Rome or Civita Vecchia, where, under
the protection of the French bayonets, he would be allowed to give the faithful
an example of humility and resignation to the Divine will. The time would soon
come when revolution would pull down the idol it had raised, and when the Pope
would return to the Vatican, and all the provinces he had been robbed of would
be re-stored to the Holy See.
AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY.
The following extraordinary story
comes from Berne, under date of March 5:
An English gentleman, Captain L—,
of the British army, met his death here last night in the most dreadful manner.
Captain L--=, after supping with some friends, took a walk through the city in
company with three other Englishmen. As the bear-pit lay in their way, the party
went, for pastime, to look at the bears. This pit was separated into two
compartments, in one of which was the he-bear, and in the other the female and
several cubs. While bending over the railings watching the animals, Captain L—
overbalanced himself, and fell over into that part of the pit in which the old
bear was confined, breaking his arm in the fall. One hour elapsed before any
assistance was obtained and brought to the spot. Efforts were then made to
extricate the unfortunate man from his perilous position by means of hoisting
him up with ropes. It is remarkable that up to this time the old bear, although
the most savage of the family, and therefore placed in a separate compartment,
had not attempted to injure the young man. But this state of things was not to
last long. At the moment when he was being hoisted out of the pit, and had
reached half-way up, the bear became savage and tore him down into the pit
again. A horrible struggle then ensued, which, after nearly half an hour's
duration, resulted in Captain L—'s being killed by the ferocious beast. One of
the party of Englishmen would have jumped into the pit to his friend's aid had
he not been forcibly restrained by the by-standers. Great indignation is
ex-pressed by the inhabitants of Berne that no aid came from the quarter whence
it ought to have been rendered, even at the risk of life. A sentinel was posted
at about thirty paces from the pit, and I understand that a searching
investigation has been instituted into this man's conduct.
THE DISTURBANCES AT WARSAW.
The funeral rites of those who
fell during the recent disturbances in Warsaw were conducted with great
regularity. The whole population became mourners on the occasion. Meanwhile
order appears to have been completely restored, in the main owing to the
exertions of the citizens themselves. The Polish officials are said to have
resigned their places in is body. The streets, after the conclusion of the
funeral ceremonies, were completely crowded with spectators, but neither police
nor military were to be seen. The citizens themselves took care of the
preservation of public peace.
MORE OUTRAGES ON THE CHRISTIANS.
The Paris papers publish
telegraphic announcements from Beyrout, which state that the Christians of
Damascus are again undergoing insults and provocations from the Mussulmans.
Consular reports, it is said, confirm the fears that the Christians are in