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"By poor Stewart's description, the assassin was with them, even in his remonstrances. The Duke arrested within an hour of the bloody deed. Though de Montpensier, from the liberal turn of his disposithere is all necessary proof of the identity of the cul- tion, he calls Duke de Depensier ; and sometimes he prit, yet I apprehend the extreme penalty of the law speaks of the Duke de Nemours, who has rather a may not reach him, being under age, (nineteen,) ac, haughty and imperious manner, as le petit Bonacording to the laws of this country. I understand parte. I am assured, however, that, now that the that in cases of great atrocity the pope can lend (as Duke of Orleans is dead, there is nothing characterit is called here) a few years to the criminal. The istic of the old gentleman in either of his sons. British consul has represented this case to Rome, as They are all excellent young men, but there is none one requiring the exertion of this power, and awaits of the bonhomie in their nature that so particularly the decision. The consul has had poor Stewart's distinguishes the father. They seem to consider it body embalmed, and placed in the church of Santa necessary to wrap themselves up in their dignity; Maria, previous to embarkation for England. the father never loses his dignity, but never acts as
"Now comes the extraordinary and almost incred. if he felt that the persons around him would lose ible sequel to this most melancholy and dreadful their respect for him as their sovereign through the deed. The priests (I presume) having learnt that familiarity that he exercises as a man. The most the deceased belonged to a rich family, began, as haughty of the sons is the Duke de Nemours; he is usual, to speculate upon what might turn up most condescending and familiar only with persons whom 10 their advantage. All at once a child, a cripple he has long known, and the consequence is that, from its birth, was cured by crawling over the coffin, although no man can find in his general conduct and left his crutches there. The fame of this mira- anything to condemn, he is as unpopular as the poor cle spread throughout the town and neighborhood, Duke of Orleans was popular. The Prince de Joinand the lame and halt ilocked in from all sides. ville is more free, but his deafness makes him Numerous other miracles are said to have been per- reserved at times when he would wish to unbend. formed—offerings of wax began to drop in to the The Duke de Montpensier is, as regards the bonhomie church-scores of children were brought in to be of character, the best of the lot, but he is still very cured of all kinds of diseases. At length the crowds young, and his character can hardly be said to be of deluded beings reached such an extent that the fully formed. The young Count de Paris, as a child, British consul feared they would destroy the coffin, promises to have more of the grandfather than either and accordingly ordered it to be removed out of the of his uncles. He is an open-hearted boy, and has body of the church to a vault; but this was an un- been well drilled by Louis Philippe in the duties of dertaking of some difficulty, and he was obliged to condescension and kindness. Should the king live call in the aid of the gendarmes to close the chief ten years longer, we may expect to see the Count de entrance to the church, and get the crowd out by a Paris, at eighteen, what his lamented father was at back way, and prevent the populace outside from the same age.-Correspondent of the Globe. rushing in. By half past nine o'clock at night they succeeded in clearing the church, and removing the
SPONTANEOUS SOUNDS IN IRON AND STONE.-Singucoffin. Next morning the church was again beset by larly illustrative of the much disputed property crowds, who kissed and adored the ground upon affirmed by the ancients of the sound emitted at sunwhich the coffin had been placed, and strewed it rise by the statue of Memnon in Lower Egypt is the with flowers and garlands. It is said also that the singular phenomenon of sound occasioned by the ground has wrought miracles. It is said also that vibration of soft iron produced by a galvanic current. the priests will endeavor to oppose the consul when It was first discovered by Mr. Sage, and since verihe claims the body for shipment, as they hope the fied by the observations of a French philosopher, M. family will canonize their relative, and let them reap Marian. The experiments were made on a bar of the advantages attendant upon such ceremonies, iron, which was fixed at the middle in a horizontal leaving the body with them.”
position, each half being enclosed in a large glass
tube, around which were wound spirals of copper LOUIS PAILIPPE AND HIS Family.—The king of the wire. A cord of copper wire was afterwards substiFrench is one of the best linguists of the present tuted for the two helices, and placed with its axis day. He speaks English, German, Spanish, and coincident with the axis of the har. On completing Italian, as if he was a native; and, although his op- the circuit, longitudinal sound, although feeble, could portunities of practice in them are rare, his memory be distinguished, the bar of iron being a little lengthis so good that he is never even for an instant at a ened or expanded in the direction of its axis. The loss for words. When at Eu, his habits are exceed- origin of the sound has, therefore, been attributed 10 ingly regular. There, as in Paris, he passes a great a vibration in the interior of the iron bar, or a new portion of the time in writing, with his sister, Ma arrangement of the molecules ; an explanation which dame Adelaide, at his side. He rarely goes to bed has been more than once advanced for the mysteribefore one or even two o'clock in the morning, but ous phenomenon of the same kind connected with the is up again at seven, or at the latest at eight, and history of the Memnonian statue. frequently receives persons on business whilst he is dressing. In fact, not a minute of the eighteen or Convict SHIPS.—Until a somewhat recent period, nineteen of the waking hours of Louis Philippe is four and sometimes five prisoners slept together lost
. His food is of the simplest kind, and he sel during the long voyage to Australia in one sleeping. dom takes more than two or three glasses of wine. berth. The prison-deck being entirely dark, neither His health is good; for years he has not had one day employment nor instruction could be carried on. of serious indisposition. He is, however, very sus. According to the improved method of fitting up these ceptible of cold, and has frequent attacks of hoarse ships, there are tables and seats for the convicts on ness; but they are of short duration, and his physi- the prison-deck in messes of eight, and at night each cians are never called upon to doctor him. His convict has a separate sleeping-berth. Illuminators remedies are rhubarb and' Epsom salts. With his are introduced on each side of the deck, extending constitution and his habits he may live many years. the whole length of the ship, and the convicts are In his domestic Circle he is one of the most agree thus enabled to read, write, and work. A religious able and pleasan t of men; Darby and Joan were instructor accompanies every party of male convicts. mot more loving than Louis Philippe and his queen. A useful collection of books and elementary lessons They address each other in the kindest manner, as in reading, writing, and arithmetic has been provided, mon ami and mon amie ; and with his children he is in order that school instruction may be carried on equally amiable and kind. He is always jocular during the voyage.