Evening Star And Dial, December 21, 1861

Evening Star And Dial

December 21, 1861

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Evening Star And Dial (Newspaper) - December 21, 1861, London, Middlesex No. 1,806. R R R THE OXFORD, 6, Oxford - street. - OPEN EVERY EVENING. - Selections from "La Cboaaaianae," . " Simon Boocunegra," and "Brnani," by Miss Russell, Miss Emit, *3mw Madame Rnderssobn; Messrs. Albert, W. Morley, Greene, and C Grtville. RzUfclftiid and ehorus. Conductor, Mr. p. JopghmaJiH. Varied Qfioio Entertainments by Messrs. W. Rao-da]], M. P. Poster, K. Majlhall. and 8AM COWELL. Hall. 6d.; Mcora and stalls. Is.: private boxes, 10a. 66V ' ROYAL ALHAMBRA PALACE, Leicester-square.-Open at Seven o'clock. Musical director, Mr. Thomas Bartfernan, from iter Majesty's Theatre. Enormous attraction t Tbemorveltous, the ttn-UHng: the wondrous LEOTARD, every Evening at Half-past Nine. D*ALBERTS, Blondln's only rival. Steve Etbai^ la Globe Boulantftasd the Mazio Barrel. The Gorilla. M. da Pont, the great sensation contortionist; Madrid, Venice, Paris bear testimony to his extraordinary ability; although 5 feet 2 inches high, he issues from a hamper 26 inches long by 18 inches deep; Jean and Marie, the celebrated " GUTB." The inimitable Critcbfield, who will sing a new song written expressly for him entitled "John Bull." The quaint Templeton. The fascinating Hn. J. F. Brian. Les petite faiwensna, Alioe and Amelia. Mr. H. Russell, on the trombone, and Grand Operatic Selections by Parkinson, Vernon Rigby, BarUeman, Rowland, the Misses McGregor, Madame Badzey. Pull band and ehorus. Wines, spirits, and refreshments of first-class quality, at moderate prices. IANO FORTES EXTRAORDINARY, afc MOORE and MOORE'S, 101, Bishopsgate-street Within. These are first-class pianos, of rare excellence; possessing exquisite improvements recently applied, and which effect a grand, a pure, and beautiful quality of tone that stands unrivalled. Prices from 18 guineas. First-class pianos for hire, with easy terms of purchase. PIANOFORTES and HARMONIUMS LENT on HIRE.-Carriage free. With option of purchase, aad of every description and price, w and Second-hand. Extensive Assortment. Warranted. PEACHEY, Maker, 73, Bishopsgate-street Within, E.O. Grand Pianofortes, by ezninentznakera. for Concerts, Lectures, &o PIANOFORTES.-BACON and CO.-First-class instruments for sale or hire. Some excellent second-hand pianos for sale.-52, Connaught-terrace. Hyde-park, W. Estab-ishedlMO._ "I7ALUES OF GOLD. -WATHERSTON and w BRTtDEN, for the information of the public and their numerous patrons, beg to make the following announcement regarding the VALUE of GOLD, feeling persuaded that the interests of the fair trader and the public will be alike promoted by the wide circulation of knowledge on this subject. Gold being divided into 24 parts or carats^it follows that gold of 24 carats fine is worth per ounce. 23 ditto ..415 22 do. (British standard) 3 17 10� 21 ditto .. 3 14 4 20 ditto .. 3 10 9| 13 carats 17 ditto 16 ditto 15 ditto 14 ditto 13 ditto 12 ditto U ditto . 3 3 0 2 16 2 13 2 9 2 6 2 2 1 18 11 9 carats..�1 11 10 8 ditto 7 ditto 6 ditto 5 ditto 4 ditto 3 ditto 2 ditto 1 1 4 1 1 0 17 0 14 0 10 0 7 0 3 19 ditto .. 3 7 3* | ID ditto .. 115 4J ' 1 ditto .. ( 16, Henrietta-street, Covent-garden, Loudon, W.C. This Establishment closes at Six in the evening, and on Saturdays at One o'clock.___ DINING and DRAWING-ROOM CLOCKS.-A. B. SAVORY and SON'S pamphlet of prices, illustrated with engravings, may be had gratis ana postage free, on application.- Nos. if and 12, Comhili, London, opposite the Bank of England. ENTS CHRONOMETERS, WATCHES, _ and CLOCKS. M. P. DENT, 33 and 34, Cockspur-street, Charing-cross, Watch, Clock, and Chronometer Maker, by special appointment, to Her Majesty the Queen. _ 33 and 34, COCKSPTTR-STREET, CHARING-CROSS. __Corner of Spring-gardens, London._ DUTY OFF WATCHES.-A strong, fashion-able Geneva Watch sent free and safe bypost for 30s., upon receip of post-office order or stamps to Frederick Cox, 34, Southampton-row, W.C.-Manufactory, 93, Aldersgate-street, E.C. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. MESSRS. MECHI and BAZINS ESTABLISHMENTS are replete wrUi a large and well-selected assortment of useful and elegant ARTICLES ADAPTED TOR PRESENTATION, consisting of DRESSING CASES, TRAVELLING DRESSING BAGS, Med iw val-mounted Writing Table �eta. Antique Bronzes, Papier Mache productions. Chessboards ana Chessmen, Card Cases, Postage Balances, Parisian Novelties in Ormolu, Work Boxes, Knitting Boxes, andJReticules. DESPATCH BOXES and WRITING CASES, in Russia and Morocco Leather, 20 different forms and sizes, fitted with real Bramah and Chubb Looks; others of a cheaper description. PORTABLE WRITING and DRESSING CASES, Brush Cases, Courier Ban, Pic Nfo Cases, Wicker Luncheon Baskets, Sporting Knives, Wine and Spirit Flasks, &c. THE BIJOU PHOTOGRAPHS of 2,000 living celebrities of the day, Is. 6d. each. DRAWING BOOM ALBUMS ditto, to contain from 12 to 200 Portraits, 3s. 6d. to 10 guineas. , Catalogues post tree on application. 4, Lcadenhali-street, and 112, Rajrent-street, London. Bstablishedlgr. _ GASALIERS in GLASS OR METAL.-The increased and increasing use oftas in private houses has induced WILLIAM S. BURTON to collect from the various manufacturers in metal and glass all that is new and choice in Brackets, Pendants, and Chandeliers, adapted to offices, passages, and dwelling-rooms, as well as to hare some designed expressly for him. These are ON SHOW over Ms TWENTY LARGE ROOMS, and present, fcr novelty, variety, and puriw of taste, an unequalled as-sortrreiit. They are marked in plain figures, at prices proportionate with those which have tended to make his Establishment the largest ami n.cst remarkable in the kingdom-viz., from 12s. 6d. (two-light) to i.22. LAMPS of ALL SORTS and PATTERNS.- WILLIAM S. BURTON invites attention to this season's SHOW of LAMPS. It embraces the Moderateur (the best Parisian specimens of which have been carefully culled), Argand, Solar, Palmer's, Magnum, and other Lamps for oandlea, and comprises an assortment which, considered either as to extent, price, or pattern, is perfectly unrivalled. Pirre Colza Oil........ 4s. 4d. per gallon. Palmer's Candles ...... 9d. and 9Jd. per lb. Illustrated Catalogues sent (per post) free. ??. OXFORD-STREET, W.; 1, It, 2,3, and 4, Newman-street; 4, 5, and 6, Perry's-place; and 1, Newman's-news, London. MUSHET'S " CYANOGEN" STEEL TABLE and DESSERT KNIVES, PEN and POCKET KNIVES, RA20BS and SCISSORS possess a durabilfty in wear, a delicacy of finish, and a retaining fineness of edge never hitherto realised, while fn consequence cf this peculiar and valuable steel being marrafac-ttaed by Musbct and Co. themselves under their own patented process, the above articles are associated with prices as economical as their quality ia remarkable. - R. MUSHET and CO., steel manufacturers, 71, Cannon-street West, London. OYAL ENGLISH OPERA, COVENT-GARDEN. Greatest gnaws, THE PURITAN'S DAUGHTER. OYAL ENGLISH OPERA, TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS PURITAN'S DAUGHTER._ OYAL ENGL I S H OPERA, PURITAN'S DAUGHTER EVERY EVENING. Commencing at Seven o'clock. ROYAL E N G LI SB OPERA, COVENT-GARDEN. Under the Management of Miss Lor/mi Pnrc and Mr. W. _ . Harrison. ._ THTH EVENING, Balfe's Opera of THE PURITAN'S DAUGHTER. Miss Ltmisa Pyno, Miss Susan Pyne; Messrs. SanUey, H. Corn, g. Honey, A. St. Albjrn, Patey, C. Lyall, Wall-worth, T. TKstin, E. DussHr, and W. �Harrison. To conclude who THE TOY MAKER. Oonluctor, Mr. Alfred Mellon. Oomrnepoe at Seven._ : _ THEATRE ROYAL, HAYMARKET-__ , Lessee. Mr. Buuxhtomk. __ THIS BVENINgT. FAMILY JARS; After which, OUR Mesers. Hewe. SntLen^ Misses-M.-uJrw.'Goteman. To con-dnde with MY HUSBAND'S GHOST. Seven. ; OYAL PRINCESS'S THEATRE. __ Lessee ana Manager. Mr. A. Harris. THIS EVENING, JEANNETTE'8 WEDDING. To conclude with OTHELLO. Othello Mr. Pechter; Messrs. Ryder, Jordan, Potter, Shore, Oathcart; Misses C. Leclercq, Elsworthy, and R. Leclercq. Seven. _ YAL ST. JAMES'S THEATRE. _ Manager, Mr. Aafrsd Wigan. EVENING, A WIPE8 JOURNAL. G. VMug and K. Terry. After which, THE POOR NOBLEMAN. Mr. and Mrs. Wigan. and Miss Herbert. Tooonotndp with. THE BOARDINtjf SCHOOL. Mr. G. Vining and Mrs. F. Matthews. Halt-past Seven. ROYAL ST. JAMES'S THEATRE.-On and after the 26th December next this Theatre will be under the Management of Mr. George Vining. In active preparation for Christmas, a new classical, mythological, burlesque Extravaganza, entitled PERSEUS AND ANDROMEDA. By W. Brough, Esq. ROYAL STRAND THEATRE. Lessee and Manager, Mr. SWAiraoROUOH, sen. THIS EVENING, at Seven o'clock. TRYING IT ON. Mr. W. H. Swanborough. After which. IS IT THE KING ? Miss Ada 8 wan borough. Followed by THE RIVAL OTHELLOS. Messrs. Rogers and Clarke. To conclude with ESMERALDA. OYAL SURREY THEATER Lessees. Messrs. Shkpbkkd and Cbeswiobl THIS EVENING. OTHELLO. Messrs. Phelps, Creswick, Vincent ; Misses Pauneefort, CUssnld. After which, Mon3. Ettoille and Sons in their wonderful Feats of Gymnasia. To eonclwie with THE COOLEEN DRAWN (from a no vex, soukoe). Mr. C. Rice and Miss E. Jacobs. Beven._ XTEW BRITANNIA THEATRE, Hoxton. il THIS EVENING, THE BEGUILED ONE. After which, (about Eight oclock), the wondrous LEOTARD; Madlle. C. Stephen : Mr. J. Plumpton. Followed byTSE BANDIT QUEEN'. Mr. W. Crauford and Miss E. Clayton. To conclude with THE BRIDE OF ALDGATE. Mr. J/Reynoldo and Mrs. E. Yarnold. Commence at Half-past Six.__ CRYSTAL PALACE.-THIS DAY (Saturday). The GREAT CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, open, with an immense assortment of articles suitable for Christmas presents. Admission, Half-a-Crown; Children and Schools, One Shilling. Notioe.-Half a-guinea Season Tickets available till April 30th, ms.__ CRYSTAL PALACE.-In consequence of the Death of H.R.H. the Prince Consort, M. BLOND UTS PERFORMANCES are SUSPENDED till further notice._ THE CRYSTAL PALACE will be CLOSED on MONDAY next, the 23rd instant. By order, Crystal Palace, Dec. 20, 1861. GEO. GROVE, Secretary. GREAT NORTHERN LONDON CEMETERY, at COLNEY HATCH, Beven Miles by Road, or Fifteen Minutes by Railway, From the LONDON STATION, YORK-ROAD, KING'S CROSS. GROUND and INTERMENTS at LESS THAN HALF i THE USUAL COST. For tariff of charges, and free railway tickets to visit the i Cemetery, apply at the COMPANY'S OFFICE, 122, High , Holborn, Y/.C._' ______ HALL-PLACE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, Bexley, near Erith, Kent.-Mr. C. J. ARMSTRONG re-j spectrally invites all parents and guardians who have youths to put i to school to inspect his mansion of sixty rooms aud grounds o� ! thirty-three acres, comprising bowling-green, cricket-grounds, fish-j pond, rookery, chesnut-grove, extensive gardens, and trout stream, ! affording excellent and safe bathing for the pupils. Mr. A. guaran-! tees a sound classical, mathematical, military, nautical, or com-i mercial education to all entrusted to his care. Prospectuses, with ; view of Hall-place, in reply to applications. Omnibuses from Abbey-wood Station, North Kent Railway ; also from Arsenal Sta-i tion, Woolwich, to Bexley. LOANS, Established 1849, on the � Borrower's own security. Forms by post for four stamps aud stamped directed envelope. Management confidential. - Address to T. SHORTT, private office, 16, Penton-street, Pentonville, London, N. ("1ASH OBTAINABLE at a day's notice-by J respectable Householders and Tradesmen upon their House, hold Furniture, they retaining free use of same. No legal expenses, sureties, or third party concerned.-Apply personally to Mr. Win. Hollingswortri,lS,HignHolborn.-N.B.�30,0(tt advanced annually ASH ADVANCES MADE without delay by the LONDON INVESTMENT COMPANY (Limited), 36a, i Moorgate-street, on deposit of deeds, bills of sale, or other approved ! security, repayable by easy instalments. Deposits received ou such i terms as may be agreed upon. Prospectuses and forms sent free on application. ANDREW JAMES ROBY, Managing Director. MONEY.-IMMEDIATE CASH ADVANCES on FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD and OFFICE, WINE, SPIRIT, and TIMBER WARRANTS, FREEHOLD, LEASEHOLD, and COPYHOLD PROPERTY. BANKRUPTS' and INSOLVENTS' CASES conducted. Balance-sheets prepared and Meetings of Creditors convened. Mr. RICHARD CROSSLtY, Accountant and Business Agent, 17, Moorgate-street, Bank, London. MONEY, without the expense of Life Assurance -The REAL and PERSONAL ADVANCE COMPANY (Limited) advances loans for any period, from �10 to �1,000, repayable by instalments upon deposit of deeds, leases, &c., absolute reversions, bills of sale, warehousing of goods, dock warrants, or personal security.-Apply at 2, Tavistock-street, Covent-garden, W.C, from Eleven to Five daily, and on Saturdays Eleven to Two. ROBERT SANDERS, Secretary. MONEY OBTAINABLE at a DAY'S NOTICE, in sums of from �30 to �200, by TRADESMEN and OTHERS, upon their Promissory Note 'alone, without security of any kind, to avoid the annoyance of finding sureties or the r>"h-lieity of bill of sale, at THE CITY MONEY ADVANCE OFFICE iprivate). 2, Adelaide-place, London-bridge, E.C. KO INQUIRY FEES OR OTHER CHARGE UNLESS THE _CASH IS ADVANCED._ MONEY, WITH or WITHOUT SECURITY, and WITHOUT LIFE ASSURANCE EXPENSES. LOANS of �3 to �500 ADVANCED afc the MONETARY ADVANCE and DISCOUNT OFFICE (private), 3, Finsbury-place South, opposite Fore-street, City, on Personal Security, Freehold and Leasehold Deeds, without the expense of mortgage, and on Bills of Sale, at the following ra eo of interest:-For the sums of �3 to �20, at 10 per cent.; from �20 to �60, at 7i per cent.; above �50, at 6 per cent.; or without security, at extra risk premium. Bills discounted. No charge for office or clerks' fees. Forms of application gratis. TO CLARKE, Manager. TO UPHOLSTERERS, &c. - For the besi TOWN-MADE METALLIC and BRASS BEDSTEADS, wholesale only. 1.000 always ready-D. CHURCH and CO., 68, Ewer-street, Southwark. F U U R E R N I T CARRIAGE FREE TO ANY PART OF THE KINGDOM. P. and 8. BEYFUS, 91 TO 95, CITY-ROAD. Dinstrated Catalogues gratis and post free on application. TJIAMSlIES REMOVING will find th^ .V BEDFORD PANTECHNICON, 194, Tottenham-court-road, the most extensive, best, and Sy far the cheapest -Warehouse for storing furniture, pianos, luggage, and every description of valuable property. Separate rooms where the owners can have1 their own locks and keyB." Advances if required. A competent person will attend to give estimates, within ten miles, free of expense. For terms and prospectuses apply to, the PROPRIETOR, on the premises. PERSONS about to decorate should inspect SILAS TUCKER'S splendid assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, at his Warehouse, 234, High Holborn, ten doors east of Little Queen-street, London. Estimates given for every krtid of decoration also for general repairs in town or country. URNITURE, CARPETS, AND BEDDlNGb See our Catalogue, elaborately illustrated with 350 engravings, containing price of every article, and estimates for completely furnishing houses of any class; this very useful guide forwarded, gratis and post tree, on application to LEWTN CRAWCOURand CO., Cabinet Manufacturers, 22and23, Queens-buildings, Knights-bridge, London. Country orders carriage free. N.B. An elegant and complete walnut drawing-room suite, 36 guineas; dining-room ditto, in Spanish mahogany, 28 guineas; and two handsome and complete bed-room suites, 33 .and 38 guineas each. The whale � nearly new, and bargains. AUTION.-SMEE'S SPRING MATTRESS, Tucker's Patent, or Somnier Tucker.-Comfortable, cleanly, Bimple, portable, and inexpensive. Purchasers are respactfully warned against infringements and imitations, in which somewhat of the general appearance of the Smee's Spring Mattress is carefully preserved, but all its essential advantages are sacrificed. WOiXAM SMEE and SONS, having now the entire of the Patent Right, are able to announce the following considerably Reduced Scaijs of Prices. Size No. 1 for Bedsteads 3 feet wide 25s. Od. 3 , 4 , 37s. 6d. , 5 , 5 , 46s. Od. Other sizes in proportion. To be obtained of almost all respectable upholsterers and bedding warehousemen. Especial notice should be taken that each Spring Mattres3 bears upon the side of the label " Tucker's Patent." Ij^DGINGTON and CO.'S Waterproof Tarpaulings, JlIJ Horse-cloths. Coach-aprons, Coats, &c. - Be particular. JOHN EDGLNGTON and CO., 17, Smithfield-bars, E.C,and 2, Orford-row, Old Kent-road, S.E. WF. THOMAS AND CO.'S  PATENT SEWING MACHINES. In these machines are combined the most approved construction as shown by fourteen years' experience, and the latest additions and improvements. For rapidity of execution, accuracy of finish, beauty, and strength of work, they are unrivalled. The stitching produced is alike on both sideB of the material; there is no cord or ridge, and the thread cannot be pulled out. Care should be taken to avoid purchasing spurious imitations, sold as being the genuine make of the patentees.-Lists of prices and specimens of tb work can be had at 66, Newgate-street, City, FIRE ! THIEVES ! FIRE !-GRIFFITHS, 33, Old Change, St. Paul's, has the largest assortment of Second-hand FIRE and DRILL-PROOF SAFES, by Milner and other eminent makers, at half the price of new. Dimensions, 24 high. ItI wide 18 deep. Price �310s. Sketches, with rices, free by post. CHUBB'S FIREPROOF and THIEFPROOF SAFES. CHUBB'S DETECTOR LOCKS and STREET-DOOR LATCHES. Illustrated Price Lists gratis and post free.- CHUBB and SON, 67, St. Paul's Churchyard, London. HAMILTON and KIMPTON, TAILORS^ 105, Strand, opposite Exeter Hall. First-class overcoats. A select stock of winter over-coats are always on hand at 105, Strand._ LEATHER. - SHOE MERCERY and CLOSED UPPERS.-M. H. DEED, Manufacturer to the Trade and for Exportation, West Central Warehouse, 41 and 42, High-street, Bloomsbury, London, W.C._ DRAUGHTS round DOORS and WINDOWS neatly and effectually PREVENTED by GREENWOOD'S Patent INDIA-RUBBER STOPS, and Self-acting Spring Stops for the bottom of doors. Any door can be made air-tight without banging, open easy, and preventthenoise inclosing.-J.Greenwood Carpenter, Patentee, 10, Arthur-street West, London Bridge. npEETH.-Mr. FRANCOIS (late Jeans), Surgeon JL Dentist, continues to supply his celebrated ARTIFICIAL TEETH, on vulcanised base, at 5s. a tooth and �210s. a Bet. These teeth are more natural, comfortable, and durable than any yet produced, and are self-adhesive. -42, Judd-etreet, near King's-cross and Euston-square TEETH -MR. ROGERS'S Improvements in RE PLACING TEETH have entirely susperseded those constructed upon the ordinary principles; they require no springs, wires, or any painful operation; they support the loose or tender teeth remaining, while their natural appearance and durability are rran teed. A tooth from 5s., a set �2 10s. Consultations free. New Burlington-street, corner of Regent-street.-For obvioa? reasons Pabtictjlahxy Observe thk Name ajjd Address, MR. HOWARD, Surgeon Dentist, 52, FLEET-STREET, has introduced an entirely NEW DESCRIPTION of ARTIFICIAL TEETH, fixed without springs, wires, or ligatures. They so perfectly resemble the natural teeth as not to be dstingnished from the originals by the closest observer; they will NEVER CHANGE COLOUR or DECAY, and will be found superior to any teeth ever before used. This method does not require the extraction of roots, or any painful operation, will support and preserve teeth that are loose, and is guaranteed to restore articulation and mastication. Decayed teeth stonrwd ami rendered sound and useful in mastication.-52, Fleet-str-dt,-A\ home from Ten till Five. TEETH 1-In Mr. ESKELL'S INVENTION (Patent granted 17th July, 1860) several indestructible linings, or moveable bases, accompany each set, and when any alterations take place from loss of teeth, or absorption of gnmsv ihey only require the substitution, of a new lining (which the wearer can easily apply), and the teeth are as immoveable and effective as at first, thereby rendering them .usefulfor life, and dispensing with the alter services of the dentist. There are no destructive wires or fastenings, no extractions, nor any painful operations, and they are constructed and fitted in a few hours. Warranted for mastication and articulation. Detection impossible. Inspection of specimens and consultations free. Terms strictly moderate. For further information regarding this useful and important invention, see Mr. Eekell's " Treatise on the Teetn," which will be forwarded post free for 7 stamps-8, Grosvenor-street, Bond-street; 33, Old Steyne, Brighton; and 33, Bennett's-niU, WHITE and SOUND TEETH are indispensable to personal attraction, and to health and longevity by the proper mastication of food. ROWLANDS' ODONTO, or Pearl Dentifrice, imparts a pearl-like whiteness to the teeth, eradicates tartar and spots of incipient decay,) trengthena the gums, and gives a delicate fragrance to the breath. Price 2a. 3d. per box-Sold at 20, Hatton-garden, and by chemists and perfumers. rib SATU RJDAY DECEM BE R 21 1861. CONTRACT for BRITISH OAK TIMBER, THICKSTUFF, PLANK and TREENAILS. Department of the Storekeeper-General of the Navy, Somerset-place, Dec. 18,1861. THE Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral o� the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland do hereby give notice, that on TUESDAY, the 11th January next, at Two o'clock, they will be ready to treat with such personR as may be willing to contract for supplying 12,000 Loads of BRITISH OAK TIMBER (rough contents, but to be delivered in a rough or sided state as the said Commissioners shall direct). 1,250 Loads of BRITISH OAK THICKSTUFF, 400 LoadB of Ditto PLANK, No. 400,000 Ditto TREENAILS; to be delivered at her Majesty's several Dockyards by the 31st December in each of the years 1862, 1SG3, and 1&G4, at prices, including all carriage and other expenses. A Tender may be made for the whole Contract, or for the quantities required at any one or more of the yards, but not for. less than the full quantities of Timber, Thickstuff, Plank, aud Treenails required for any one yard. A Form of the Tender, showing the distribution, sidings, and dimensions of the Timber, Thickstuff, Plank, and Treenails, and all other necessary particulars, may be had on application to this Office by letter or otherwise. No Tender will/be received after Two o'clock on the day of treaty, nor will any be noticed unless the party attends, or an agent Jor him duly authorised in writing. Every Tender must be addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty, and bear in the left-hand corner the words " Tender for British Oak," and must also be delivered at Somerset-place, accompanied by a letter, signed by two responsible persons, engaging to become bound with the person tendering in the sum of �20,000 for the due performance of the whole contract, or in a due proportion for a part only. EA.;-MIDSHIPMEN REQUIRED for first-class Indiamen. Prt mium 30 gmneas and upwards. Apprentices and a Third Mate also wanted.-Apply to W. Sutherland, shipbrokcr, 5, St. Benet's-place, by �8, Gracechurcli-st. Est. 1851. TO Solicitors, Reporters, Members of Parliament, &c.-A Young MAN o� education desires an Engagement as AMA N UENSIS or CLERK. He is a competent verbatim shorthand writer. Hub had some years' experience. No objection to travel.-Address, F. J. L., Reporter, 3, Foley-street, Portland-place. W. _ CHRISTMAS BOXES OR HAMPERS FOR ONE GUINEA. FIND LATER, MACK IE, and CO,, 33, Wellington-street, Strand, London, W.C. IB, Prince Albert-street, Brighton; and FINDLATER, MACK IE, TODD, and CO., 215, Toolcy-street, London-bridge. S.E. WINE, SPIRIT, STOUT, and ALE MERCHANTS, Make up half-dozen Boxes or Hampers, containing : One Bottle Finest Cognac Brandy. One , Best Scotch or Irish Whisky. One , Old Jamaica Rum. One , Best and Strongest Gin. One , Old Crusted Fevt. One ,, Fine Fide Sherry. Delivered free within live miles of these "Establishments. Country Orders to be accompanied by a remittance. Ij^AU-DE-VIE. - This Pure PALE BRANDY 'J 18s. per gallon, is demonstrated, upon analysis, to bi peculiarly free from acidity, and very superior to recent importations of Cognac. In French bottles, �3s. per doz.; or in a case for the co on try, 39s. Railway Carriage paid. No Agents, and to be obtained only of HENRY BRETT and Co., Old EurniTal'? Distillery, Holbom. EC. KI N A H A N'S LL. WHISKY v. COGNAC BRANDY.-This celebrated old IRISH WHISKY rivals the fin tiFrench Brandy. It is pure, mild, mellow, delicious, and very who.esome. Sold in bottles, 3s. 8d. each, at most of the respectable retail houses in London; and by appointed agents ir, the principal towns in England; or wholesale at 8, Great. Windmill-street, Haymarket, W.-Observe the red seal, pink labi>l, and cork, branded r' Kinahan's LL. Whisky." EMPEHANCE CHAMPAGNE is a light iileasant, effervescent beverage, unfermentsd and free iron, spirit. Price ]5s. per dozen quarts, and 9s. pints, bottles included. Mad� only by CHAS. E. CODD and CO., 113, High Holbom SOYER'S NECTAR, SODA WATER, and LEMONADE.-These celebrated beverages are made onlv by CHAS. E. CODD AND CO., 112, High Holborn, and may be harl at all chemists, confectioners, hotels, &c., in the kingdom. RIVATE BALLS, SOIREES, PARTIES, &c, supplied within four miles of St. Paul's with SELTZER and SODA WATERS, LEMONADE, kc, in the celebrated SYPHON VESSELS, direct by THE LONDON SYFEON VESSEL -AND AERATED WATERS COMPANY, 5a, Little James-street, Bedford-row, W.C. For particulars and terms apply to the manager as above. TEW HAMS, lOd. per lb.; each lalbs. FITCH and SON, 66, Bishopsgate-within, E.C. STILTON CHEESE, surpassingly fine, from a choice of 1,000 cheese. Real Russian Ox Tongues, 21s. per dozen. Family American Cheese, 6Jd. per lb.-SHBPPARD'S BrrTTFTi, BACON, and HAM WAREHOUSE. 83. ^-^nrh S.E. FISH.-Sample baskets, 5s. each, package included. W. TIMS, fish salesman. Billingsgate. Post-office orders payable at General Post-office._ WHY GIVE MORE 1 - EXCELLENT TEAS, black, green, and mixed, are now on sale for family use at 2s. 8d. per lb., at NEWSOM and CO.'s Original Tea Warehouse, 50, Borough. Established aj>. 1745. EAS and COFFEES are getting dearer; buy now. - The best and cheapest TEAS and COFFEES in England are at all times to be obtained of PHILLIPS and CO., tea merchants, 8, King William-street, City, London. A prica current post free on application. TEAS at WHOLESALE PRICES, In quantities not less than one pound. SOUND and STRONG (recommended)..........2s. 6d. - 23. lOd. MEDrCM (more flavour)........................ 3s. Id. - 3a. 3d. F1NE( Pekoe flavour)........................... 3a. 5d. Six pounds carriage free to all England. Ounce samples sent by post on receipt of four stamps. The trade are invited tn simple The CITY of LONDON TEA COMPANY, 36, Basinghall-street, City. Only ONE QUALITY SOLD, and that THE BEST. ASK FOR JOHN'S NUTRITIOUS COCOA. JOHN'S REFINED ARROWROOT. JOHN'S SUPERIOR YORKSHIRE GROATS. Manufactory, No. 1, RICHMOND - ROAD, HACKNEY, N.E. A respectable house of standing wanted, as Agent lor Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, and York.__ GENUINE COCOA, Ground, Flaked, and Nibbed, Is. 4d. per lb. Every article of grocery genuine at MEREDITH'S Tea and Italian Warehouse, 380, Strand, opposite Somerset House. Has been noted for Cocoa for half a century. A Y L O R BROTHERS ICELAND MOSS COCOA, Is an invaluable article of diet for Invalids and persons of wea digestion. Sold by all Grocers at Is. 4d. per lb._ AYLOR BROTHERS HOMOEOPATHIC COCOA, For price and quality combined, stands unequalled. Sold by all Grocers at Is. 4d. per lb. _ FLOUR, warranted free from adulteration, to any part of London (not less than 14Ibs.), carriage free.- Whites for pastry, at per bushel (561bs.), lis. 8d.; Households, recommended ior bread making, lis.; seconds, 10s. 4d.; Meal for brown bread 10s. 4d.-Address, HORSNAILL and CATCHPOOL, Bullford Mill, Witham, Essex, or 97, Goswell-read, City-road, B.C. Directions for bread making gratis. Terms cash. A half sack or upwards free to any railway Btation, 200 miles. GLENFIELD PATENT STARCH, used in the Royal Laundry, and pronounced by her Majesty's Laundress to be the Finest Starch she ever used. Sold by all Chandlers, Grocers, &c, &c Wotherspoon and Co. Glasgow and London. RUPTURES.-By Her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent. WHITE'S MOC-MAIN PATENT LEVER TRUSS, perfected and exhibited in the Great Exhibition 1851, is allowed by upwards of 200 professional gentlemen to be the best for Hernia. It consists of a small and elastic pad, to which a lever is attached, and instead of the usual steel spring, a soft bandage, fitting bo closely as to avoid detection. A descriptive circular may be had, and the truss forwarded by post, on the circumference of the body two inches below the hips being sent to the manufacturer, Mr. JOHN WHITE, 228, Piccadilly. Single Truss, 16s.. 21s., 26a 6d., and 31s. 6d. Postage, la. Double ditto. 31a. 6d., 42s., and 52s. 6d. Postage, Is. Sd. Post office orders to TOHN WHITE Post-office, Piccadilly SMOKY CHIMNEYS effectually CURED for 10s,. by SUTER'S PATENT WIND GUARD. Hundreds of smoky chimneys, otherwise incurable, have been cured by them. To be had at the office of the Patentees, 65, Fenchurch-street. City. COAL MERCHANTS TO HER MAJESTY. GEORGE J. COCKERELL and Co.'s COALS. Cash, 25s. per ton.-13, ComhiU, EC. COALS.-Best Wigan Wallsend, none to surpass, 235. per ton; best second, 22s. Cash on delivery.-H. CASE and Co., 24 Wharf, Harrow-road, Paddington. C!OALS 25s. (Best). - E. and W. STURGE, ' Bridge Wharf, City-road, EC-Seconds, 24s. ; Silkstone, 22s. Welsh smokeless and other steam coals advantageously supplied. Anthracite for Btoves._ THE LILLESHALL COLLIERIES. COALS, four miles from depots, for cash, 253., 24s., 22s., 20s. , per torn-Sole agent in London, JOHN SCOTT, Lilleahall Coal I Depots, Great Western Railway, Paddington, W. i COALS.-E. L. COCKERELL and CO.-(Best coals only.) 25s. per ton, cash. Chief Office, 41, Warwick- : street, Pimlico, S.W. �300 will be paid on proof of a single trans- j action in any but the best coals. Coke, 15s. per chaldron. ! COALS from the CLAY CROSS COMPANY'S ! COLLIERIES. Annual sale upwards of 300,000 tons. The ' best, equal to Walls End, 22s. per ton; seconds, 19s.; cash on ' delivery. Depots at Kensington, Shepherd's Bush, Kilburn, j Camden-town, Highbury, and Kingsland. Orders to the nearest ] depot, or to JOHN B. WILCOX, Sole agent to the Clay Cross : Company, 12, Buxwood-place, Edgeware-road. W. COALS. - BY SCREW STEAMERS AND I RAILWAY.-HIGHBURY and KINGS LAND COAL i DEPOTS.-NO TRAVELLERS or AGENTS EMPLOYED.- i LEA and Co.'s price for Hetton, HaswelL and Lambton Wallsend, I the best house coal in the world, direct from the collieries by screw ' steamers, is 24s. per ton; (do not pay more under any pretext) ;- Hartlepool, 23s.; best small lis. Inland, by railway: Silkstone- first class, 22s.; second class, 21s  Clay Cross, 22s. and 19s.; Barnsley, 19s.-Hartley, 17s. 6d. Net cash. Delivered, screened, to any part of London. All orders direct to Lea and Co's., chief offices, North London Railway Stations, Highbury, Islington, or Kfngaland. THE CAMBRIA DAILY LEADER,-The only daily paper published in Wales. 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' It claims the higher and moreoriginal duty of tracing out the various paths of departure from healthy conditions of brain, and of unmasking hidden phases of insanity. Here lies a whole realm of unbeaten ground, to tne value of which Dr. Winslow has been the first to drawpublic attention."-"Edinburgh Review." London : John W. Davies, 54, Princes-street, Leicester-square. Just published, price Is., post free from the Author for 12 stamps. THE CAUSE and CURE of PREMATURE DECLINE in MAN, with plain directions for perfect restoration to health and vigour, the result of twenty-five years' successful practice in the treatment of those peculiar nervaus and acquired diseases which tend to embitter and shorten life. By Dr. J. L. Curtis, 15, Albemarle-street, Piccadilly, London. " There is no member of society by whom the book will not be found useful, whether such person hold the relation of a parent, pre eptor, or clergyman."-Sun. Mann. 39. Comhili; Allen. 20, Warwick-lane, Patemoster-row. NAVAL AND MILITARY PREPARATIONS. Woolwich, Dec. 20. Departure of Royal Artillery for Canada. -This morning two batteries of the 10th Brigade Royal Artillery, and the staff officers of the brigade, comprising Colonel F. Dunlop, C.B., in command; Colonel Burrows, Captain and Adjutant Cairnes, Quartermaster Haines, and Surgeon North, M.D., assembled on parade, and, after inspection by the Commandant, Major-General Sir R. Dacres, marched to the pier, and proceeded in steam-yessels to London, en route for Southampton, to embark on board the Asia for Canada. A large amount of war stores has been forwarded during the present week from the Koyal Arsenal to Liverpool and Southampton by railway, for shipment to the same destination. Several vesseb fare receiving similar cargoes in the river, and the whole of the departments are now working overtime. ELECTION INTELLIGENCE.' NOTTINGHAM. (from our correspondent.) Nottingham, Friday. The Earl of Lincoln has so far recovered as to he able to address a very large meeting of his supporters, at the Exchange Rooms, last evening. Mr. Alderman CtTLLKNT was in the chair, and there were present the Mayor and the leading Liberals of the town. His lordship, amid enthusiastic cheering, declared that, if elected, he would vote for Sir John Trelawny's Church-rate Abolition Bill. He promised also to support Mr. Hadfield. He waa favourable to a 101. county and a 62. borough franchise, but he would not support any clap-trap measure brought forward by any single member of the House of Commons for the purpose of upsetting the Government. Several other addresses were given by the Mayor, Mr. 3 Muudelia, &c, and the meeting separated after having ; iven three cheers for the noble earl. Sir Robert Clifton addressed meetings of his supporters last night, and the contest is being carried oa with unflagging vigour. THE ALARMING FIRE AT WYNYARD. A file broke out in Wynyard-hall, the residence of the Marchioness of Londonderry, on Thursday morning last, which for a time threatened destruction to that noble mansion. The fire was first discovered by some persons outside of the hall, about ten o;clock, who, quickly gave the alarm ; and on the inmates going to ascertain the cause, they found that the room above the chapel was in flames. Fortunately, a fire-engine was kept on the premises, which was speedily brought into play, and helped to check the progress of the fire. The pipes were passed through the house into the doorway of the chapel, and kept the flames from communicating with the adjoining rooms. An express was sent off to Stockton, six miles' distance, for the town engines, the messenger arriving there in twenty minutes. Mr. Hunter, of the Vane Arms Inn, immediately harnessed two pairs of horses to each engine, and in about half an hour they were rapidly ou their way with two engines, anu arrived in time to prevent the destruction of the mansion. The whole interior of the north-west wing, including the chapel and the rooms, over it, were destroyed, and the roof fell in. Closely adjoining were the splendid marble room, appropriated to the monumental armour, trophies, and military remains of the late marquis, and a suite of rooms superbly furnished and most richly decorated, which, we are glad to say, escaped uninjured, with the valuable pictures they contained. On the alarm being given about a hundred of the house servants and persons employed upon the estate hastened to the scene cf the catastrophe and employed themselves in carrying water from the lake, about 100 yards oil', to the engines, and the whole of them conducted themselves admirably, under the direction of Mr. Murray, her ladyship's steward. On the first intelligence reaching Stockton the fire-bell at the Town-hall was rung, and Mr. Atkinson, superintendent of police, started oft' with a staff of officers in a conveyance to protect the property from depredation. The commandant of the Rirle Volunteers called the corps together with sound of bugle, and a large body of them '"ere soon on their way to Wynyard at a quick pace, where they arrived in good time and did essential service in mounting guard over the property rescued from the fire. Volumes of smoke rose high in the air, and attracted crowds of people from all parts, and several thousands were soon on the spot ; but the police and the riflemen kept good order. The fire was got under about twelve o'clock, but the engines continued to play for some hours, till all signs of fire had been subdued. The former mansion was totally destroyed by riie seventeen years ago. The Marchioness and family were at Seaham Hall, where an express was immediately despatched with the intelligence on. the fire breaking out. "We are glad to say that no life was lost, although moie than one was endangered by the falling materials. The damage is estimated at about 10,000?., which is covered by insurance. T&M, TWO GOVERNORS. -^- (jvj\ Historical State Papers.-The resolution to place all our historical State papeK under one roof in Fetter-lane, and under the one charge of Mr. Hardy, has been finally taken, and is on the point of completion. All documents of an earlier datethan the accession of George III. will be transferred from St. James's Park to the new Pecord Office, where the calendarers will in future work, and where historical readers will have free access to the papers. Documents of a later date will be kept for convenience at Whitehall, where a couple of houses have been rented for them, and where Mr. Lechmere rind Mr. Lemon will have charge of thtm.-Athiiiauui. Cckious Sort op Manual Labour. - A curious incident marked the opening of the Assizes of the Seine. M. Dacosta, set down on the list of jurymen as "rentier," or a person living on his property, prayed to be excused serving, on the ground that he was leader of the claque (paid applauders) at the Ambigu-Comique, and could not attend. The Advocate-General observed that the applicant was required only in the evening at the theatre, and could, therefore, serve perfectly well during the day. Dacosta very gravely replied that he had his repetitions in the day time, in order to point out to his men at what parts of each piece they were to applaud, and that, therefore, he could not serve as a juryman. The court, applying article 5, of the law of June 4, 1853, which dispenses all persons living by their manual labour from serving, acceded to the application. ebbbuhsbsesbhbrk Jt was soon known, far and near, that Sir George had arrived. Shops were all closed, and everything bore the abj:ect of holiday expectation. It was announced that his Excellency would leave the vessel at half-prist two o'clock, and, in deference to the expressed wishes of some of the inhabitants, it was understood that he would laud at the Commercial Wharf. Shortly before the hour appointed the wharf was lined by the military, and volunteer rifles and coast guard, making unitedly a grand display. The smoke from the signal gun had | scarcely been wafted from the vessel's side when the !� placid waters were seen to sparkle under the measured v dip of the barge's oars. The yards of the vessels of war at anchor were maimed, and ere long Sir George reached the stairs, at the top of which stood Governor Browne in plain clothes, surrounded by a knot of officials and old lesidenis. It was a proper and a graceful thing for Governor Browne to be the first to receive and welcome his successor. Sir George paused on reaching the plat-term of the wharf, and having exchanged civilities with Governor Browne, he cast his eyes round the assembled gioup, and, on-recognising some old familiar faces, went up and shook hands. Me then proceeded along the w harf, between the files of volunteers and military, who jnesented arms, the bands playing the National Anthem. A puity of natives had stationed themselves on a bank overlooking the wharf, and as soon as they saw hirn commence his inarch they commenced a dahce of welcome, shouting, grimacing, and pirouetting according to the most approved Maori fashion, evidently much to his amusement. The wharf had been kept clear by the military, but on reaching its junction with Queeivstreet the crowd was immense. It was with difficulty that Sir George could make his way to the carriage in waiting to receive,him. Having taken his seat, accompanied by Governor Browne, he proceeded to the Government House, escorted by the military and volunteers, and followed by the multitude, with loud cheers, and thus ended the first pageant. A day or two afterwards Governor Browne took his departure. Although it was not generally known the day before, it soon became evident that a few active friends had laid their plans so as to signalise his departure with even a greater display than that which attended Sir George's arrival. A cordon of flags was stretched across the lower end of Queen-street, and a temporary arch constructed, bearing the inscription " He did maintain the dignity of our Queen and the honour of the colony," and on the sides of the houses, " Oar best wishes go with thee and thine." As on the new Governor's arrival it was a general holiday. The shops were closed, the military and volunteers turned out, and the entire route from Government House to the end of the wharf crowded more densely than before. By preconcerted arrangement, as soon as the carriage containing Governor Browne and his lady, accompanied by Sir George, reached the gate of the Government grounds, the horses were taken out, and a number of Maories, hired for the occasion, dragged it along, amidst the deafening acclamations of the crowd. The Governor and Mrs. Browne were evidently deeply affected, and, however much difference of opinion may have existed as to the wisdom of the retiring Governor's policy and administration, there Was a universal feelin? of good will displayed on his departure; everyone, botn those who approved and those who disapproved of his policy, wishing to express their estimation of his character as a man. Thus ended the second pageant. After Governor Browne's departure, Sir George Grey took the oaths in the front of Government House, in the midst of a dense concourse of people, and immediately afterwards held a levee, which was more name-icusly attended than any other *imilar ceremony in Auckland." - Auckland correspondent of the Nno Zealand Exicniintr. EAST WORCESTERSHIRE. Droitwich, Friday. Harry Foley Vernon, Esq., of Hanbury-park, was duly returned to-day, a Knight of the Shire for East Worcestershire, in room of the late Mr. Foley. There was no opposition. Mr. Vernon announced himself to be a moderate Liberal, in favour of a 10J. county franchise, and of a reduction of the borough franchise, but adverse to the total abolition of Church-rates. Sir Thomas Phillips had issued an address, but was prevented by illness from engaging in a contest. ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE. A meeting of officers of the merchant service was held yesterday, at the London Tavern, for the purpose of considering the regulations promulgated by the Lords of the Admiralty for the guidance of those who were desirous of entering the Royal Naval Reserve. Mr. Richard Green was unanimously called to tho chair. Referring to the Order in Council of her Majesty containing the regulations to be established for carrying into effect the provisions of the Act 24 and 25 Vic, cap. 129, he said the first clause of those rules provided that lieutenants of the Naval Reserve (he would have preferred it being called the Naval Volunteer Force) would rank with, but after, lieutenants in the Royal Navy, and sub-lieutenants would rank with, but after, sub-lieutenants in the Royal Navy; but it did not say rank under them, so that they would be in, every respect on a level with those officers. {Hear, hear.) The second clause had been altered, and the applications should be made through the Board of Trade to the Admiralty, who would grant ajppointmenta. With regard to the qualification clause, the obnoxious part of it had been done away with. The elimination had been abolished, and it was now only necessary that they should have had the command of vessels of not less than 500 tons burden for not less than two years to render them eligible as lieutenants or sub-lieutenants of the Royal Naval Reserve. Chief mates of merchant vessels, who held masters' or chief mates' certificate o� competency under either of the Mercantile Marine Acts, and who had sailed either as masters or chief mates in vessels of not less than 500 tons, should be eligible for appointment as sub-lieutenants in that force. The limit to the age at which they could enter waa forty-five, but the Lords Commissioners had power to alter that; limit to thirty-five years. He, however, thought that those who had spent a great portion of their lives afloat ought not to be excluded on account of their experience. Captains above forty-five would howeverjje admitted as honorary members to the number of 100, but they would not be required to undergo drill, nor would they be called into active service. He then read the clause relating to the promotion of the officers, and signified his approval of its provisions. He next came to the uniform: it looked very well upon paper, but he would advise them not to wear it too often. The next point referred to drill; and while they were in attendance at it the lieutenants were allowed 10s. a-day and the sub-lieutenants 7s. a-day, which he thoughc was a very liberal allowance. In their drill they would have to practise gunnery, and he should like to see them carry away certificates for that practice ; and he had no doubt the merchant ships would become men-ef-war, and then, if they should happen to come across any American privateer, he had no doubt they would be able to give a good account of them. (Hear, hear.) Having referred to other details in the rules respecting pay pensions, dec, he passed a high eulogium on Lord Clarence Paget foe the manner in which he had devoted his time to their cause, and expressed a hope that before they separated they would propose a vote of thanks to him and the Lords of the Admiralty. (Cheers.) Captain C. L. F. Daniell moved the first resolution :-" That this meeting being convened in consequence of the promulgation of the regulations for officers of the merchant service desirous of enrolling themselves as officers oftthe Royal Naval Reserve, the commanderij and officers present cordially accept the same, and pledge themselves heartily to co-operate with the Government." Captain D. D. Wishast seconded the morion, which was adopted unanimously. Captain Allen Yovng moved-"That the commanders and officers now present desire to assure her Majesty of their attachment to her person and their devoted loyalty to the British Crown, and that they will at all times be prepared to co-operate with her Majesty's navy whenever their services may be required to man the national defences or uphold the honour of the British flag." Captain P. Moxton seconded the resolution, which was carried nem. con. Mr. Crawford, M.P., moved the following resolution:-"That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for the opportunity they have now given the officers of the merchant service to co-operate with the navy, and that special thanks arel due to Lord Clarence Paget, M.P., for the support he has given the officers of the merchant service." He paid a high compliment to the services which Lord Clarence Paget, Mr. Lindsay, Mr. Green, and others had rendered in connection with the Royal Naval Reserve. Mr. W. Phillips seconded the resolution, which waa carried. Capt. C. Mangles moved, "That this meeting is unwilling to separate without tendering to her Majesty the expression of its sincere condolence on her Majesty's recent heavy bereavement, together with the hope that it may please Almighty God to assuage her grief, and long to spare her Majesty and her Royal House to direct the affairs of this great country, and to reign over a loyal, contented, and devoted people." The Rev. W. Jay seconded the resolution, and it was earned unanimously. On the motion of Mr. C. H. Wigram:, seconded by Capt. Wilson, of the Royal Mail Stewn Company, a resolution was passed, authorizing the hon. secretary to send a copy of "the resolutions to the Lores of the Admiralty. After some remarks from Mr, Campbell and Mr. Lindsay, M.P., Letters were read from Liverpool, Hull, Bristol, and! other places approving of the rules of tbe Naval Reserve. On the motion of Mr. Thomson Ha.vkey, seconded by Alderman Salomons, a cordial vote of thanks waa given to the chairman, who, in acknowledging the compliment, said the captains had set a noble example to the shipowners, which he hoped they would follow. Three cheers were then given for her Majesty and the British navy, and the meeting separated. The Teaquair Peerage.-It is rumoured! that Sir William Drummond Stewart intends to claim, the Traquair peerage, although a very distant relative of the late earl. The estates, worth 7,000�. or 8,000/. a year, have been destined to Maxwell, of Terreagles, a Catholic gentleman having extensive estates in Dumfriesshire. The nearest male heir of the late earl resides in Anserica, and though not a distant relative has been cut off. The marriage of his ancestor with one of the Tvaquairs seems to have been considered a low match for the lady, and thus led to his exclusion. Lady Louisa Stewart, sister of the last earl, still lives at a very advanced age.-North Brithh Mail. Art Designs.-The Committee of Art Designs which includes the names of the Marquis of S&ti*< bury, Mr. M. Milnes, M.P., Mr. Maclise, RA., Mr. Cole, C.B., and Mr. Digby Wyatt, are, i�� believe, about to throw open the class, and seek aid from all owners of fine designs, be they private individuals, artists, or manufacturers, and invite all possessors oc drawings or models made by artists of the period (1762-1802) to which the exhibition of modern British art extends, to communicate with their secretary. It is much to be hoped that this clas3 of fine art may meet with active co-operation, and that the original designs foe well-known works will turn up. Works by such men as Flaxman, Stothard, Baily, Pitts, Soane, and Pugin. would have the greatest interest. Many beautiful tbingg have been lost from the folios of a Rundell and Bridge, the model-room of a Wredgwood, the studio of a Bacon. Yet, with the aid of collectors, some of the best may still be recovered and preserved for posterity in accessible oc at least known places.--Athenaum. ;