Present—the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, Prince Albert, the Royal The
Sydenham Palace had a fete yesterday in celebration of the peace.. Present—the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, Prince Albert, the Royal The Sydenham Palace had a fete yesterday in celebration of the peace..
children, and about twelve thousand representatives of the public. The Queen arrived at three o'clock, and took her place on a throne, sur- rounded by a guard of soldiers who had served in the Crimea, each. wearing his medal. The business of the day was the unveiling of two- monuments sculptured by Baron Marochetti : first, the " Scutari Monu- ment," bearing the inscription—" Here are buried soldiers and officers who fell in the defence of Turkey, in the years 1854-5-6, in the reign of Queen Victoria " ; next, the " Peace Trophy "—" a large allegorical figure of Peace, clad in silver and gold, with a real olive-branch in the right hand, was discovered on a pedestal, decorated with garlands, and sur- rounded by smaller figures, gilt in a similar manner." Music largely contributed to the celebration.
At the annual general meeting of the British and Foreign School So- ciety, yesterday, Lord John Russell took his old position as chairman, and delivered a sensible speech on education generally. There was one novelty in the proceedings—the Ilaytian Minister, a gentleman of colour," supported a vote of thanks to the Queen and Prince Albert ler the continued support they give the Society. The report showed Gat fifty-one new schools have been established, providing for 5000 ad- ditional scholars. The expenditure of the year had been 14,8691. ; the receipts 14,9071.