12 FEBRUARY 1859, Page 9

311i0tt Muting.

The Calcutta mail which arrived last night contains the announce- ment that the Government has resolved that a separate Lieutenant-Go- vernorship for the territories on the extreme northern frontier of Her Majesty's Indian Empire shall be established; and that the Punjab, the tracts commonly called the " Trans-Sutlej States," the " Cia-Sullej States,' and the "Delhi Territory," shall II= the jurisdiction of the Lieutenant-Governor.

From a statement made by Lord Stanley in the House of Commons we learn that since September 1857 the number of Chaplains in Bengal has been increased from 63 to 80; in Madras from 35 to 40; in Bombay from 26 to 30. Ten supernumerary Chaplains have been sent out. The Pres- byterian Chaplains have been increased from 6 to 13.

Advices from Rome to the 6th instant, state that the Prince of Wales arrived there on the evening of the 3d incognito. The following day the Pope sent his Major-Domo to pay him his respects.

Major Peel, late 34th Regiment, son of Major-General Peel, Secretary of State for War, has been appointed aide-de-camp to the new Lord High Com- missioner of the Ionian Islands, Colonel Sir Henry Storks, K.C.B. Lieutenant and Captain Honourable H. W. Campbell, Coldstream Guards, has been appointed one of the aide-de-camps to the new Governor of Gi- braltar, Lieutenant-General Sir W. Codringten,. K.C.B.

It is stated that the Lord Chancellor has accepted the resignation of Mr. Commissioner Winslow, one of the masters in lunacy, and has appointed William Frederick Higgins, Esq., the registrar lately appointed to Mr. Commissioner Fane's Court, to the vacancy. Mr. Higgins was called to the bar in April 1647, it is stated that William Carnault Scott, Esq. of the Middle Temple and Western Circuit, has been appointed as Mr. Hig- gins's successor.

The town of Bonn has resolved to have slabs fixed on the former dwell- ings, and to the memory of their late celebrated fellow citizens, Niebuhr and A. W. von Schlegel.

Dr. Manning is preaching in English every Sunday at the church of San Carlo, in the Corso at Rome, to a very numerous congregation, who crowd to hear the ex-Archdeacon expound the motives which induced him to change the Anglican for the Roman faith.

We understand that a Russian club is to be formed in London. A great number of the Russian nobility are expected this season, and it is quite cer- tain that the Emperor will come.—Cher t Journal.

The elite of the Faubourg St. Germain assembled, one day last week, in the Church of Saint Thomas d'Aquina at Paris, to hear for the first time, a

sermon preached by one of its former members, now become a monk. Count Gregory Sehouvaloff, formerly a most wealthy Russian nobleman, at the death of his beloved wife, a Princess Soltikoff, which took place some ten years ago, resolved to abandon the pleasures of the Paris and Peters- burgh salons, and to enrol himself in the fraternity of the Barnabites, an order distinguished for the strictness of its discipline. He accordingly be-

came Catholic, and his noviciate over, began to reside at Rome. But this winter the fancy took him to revisit the society in which he once mov4 and having received the necessary permission, he is now again surrounded by the world of the salons, though at a place and for a purpose widely dif- ferent from those of former times. M. Pereire, the great financier, on Wednesday last week, inaugurated the splendid mansion which he has built for himself (at an expense, it is said, of seven millions of francs,) in the Faubourg St. Honore at Paris. More than fifteen hundred guests were invited, and nearly all the Ministers of State, part of the diplomatic body, a great number of generals, senators,

• were present. Mesdames Alboni, Frezzolini, Signor Graziani, the tenor, M. Vieuxtemps, and other musical celebrities, contributed to the entertainment of the guests. It is announced that, during the approaching carnival, M. Pereire is to give a ball at this same hotel, which is to excel in magnificence everything hitherto seen, even in the gilded apartments of the "centre du monde civilise."

Baron Rothschild of Paris, emulous of the glory of M. Pereire, who has just finished his splendid mansion is building himself a château at Ferriere, at the bottom of 'a valley where there is neither a prospect in front nor be- hind. But to show the power of gold, he is making a view, by throwing up an artificial hill on one side and digging a vast lake on the Other. In this work, and in the embellishments of the mansion he has (says the inde'- pendaties Beige) already spent eighteen millions of francs, or 720,0001. ster- ling. To be quite original, the Baron has formed the frontage of each of the four sides of his château of a different style of architecture—Egyptian, Greek, Gothic, and Elizabethan—which is said to be greatly admired by the numerous friends of the great financier. In one point, however, M. de Rothschild has been unsuccessful, in spite of his determination of building and furnishing "regardless of expense. ' He had got it into his head to have the ceiling of the great saloon at Ferrier° painted by M. Ingres, but in spite of the most Iiivish offers, and in spite even of the Baron's repeated personal solicitations, the member of the Institut de France has hitherto steadfastly refused the work, for which now Id. Hereaux, the " peintre ordindre de M. Scribe," has been engaged.

One of the first consequences of the new law, which interdicts, under heavy penalties, the bearing of false titles of nobility, is that the old aristo- cratic families of the faubourg St. Germain begin again to inscribe their names over the doors of their mansions. This custom was universal before the revolution of 1830, but since then it gradually disappeared ; only a few houses—those of Laroetiefoueauld-Doudeauville, de Castries, and two or three others—having kept up the old fashion to the present day. Now, however, that there seems once more a chance of distinguishing patriciatus from plebecula, the faubourg is bestirring itself; and from one end to the other, from the Patois de Justice to the Champ de Mars, and from the Lux- embourg to the quays of the Seine, masons and painters are busy to re-in- scribe the long effaced names of the old nobility. So at lea3t says the Pays, the "Journal de ?Empire."

Paris at present is swarming with Russians. They outvie in magnifi- cence anything formerly heard of English ifilords and Indian Nabobs. A French paper goes so far as to say that there are at present no less than five "millardaires" (possessors each of a milliard, or thousand millions) at


Paris, all spending the fortunes in right royal manner in the glittering salons of the Faubourg Et. Honore. These five Croesuses are, in the order of their riches M. Jaeowbleff, the Rothschild of Russia, M. Demidoff, only son of the late husband of Princess Mathilde, M. Scheremetieff, M. lioucheleff, Prince Yousoupoff, and Count Alexis Bobrinsky. The first namedis by far the richest of these rich Muscovites, and fabulous stories, greedily swallowed by golden-calf worshipping Parisians, are told of the i , manner n which this much envied M. Jaeowbleff spends his roubles.

As it appears that the packet by which the Australian mails of the pre- sent month are to be conveyed from Suez to Sydney cannot reach Suez un- til at least a week after the proper time for her arrival, it has been decided to postpone, for the period of one week, the despatch of those male from London. The maila for the Australian colonies, to be conveyed via South- ampton, will accordingly be made up on the morning of the 19th instant, instead of on the 12th; and those to be conveyed via Marseilles will be made up on the evening of the 23d, instead of on the 16th instant.

M. Fromage, says the Journal of the Society of Arts, of Darnetal (Seine Inferieure), proposes to complete the communication between the railways of England and France, by means of very large steamers, capable of convey- ing a railway train across the Channel. On either side, apparatus for re- ceiving the train from the boats, and conveying it to the railway, will of course be prepared, and will, it is asserted, furnish a practicable communi- cation.

There is a rumour at Paris, that the Government is on the .point of ma- king a contract, with the eompagny of the Nessageries Impinales, for the immediate establishment of a line of steamers on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The semi-official journal Le Pays, speaking of this rumour, says, "The interest of our colonies in the Indian archipelago, our frequent mis- sions to the far-off East, and, above all, the realization of the new pros- pects which have lately been openedlo us, in the Indo-Chinese peninsulalall demand this urgent and indispensable organization of a line of steamers, in competition with the English mail."

II. Coate, who was deputed by the Emperor to revive the drooping condi- tion of his submarine oyster-beds on the Breton coasts, has thoroughly suc- ceeded in the encouraging experiments by which he has secured an inex- haustible supply for the gastronomes of Paris, who had begun to look pale at the bad news from the B.oeher de Caneale. The beds of the Bay of St. Brien° have been the scene of M. Costa's ingenuity, and by his art in multi- plying the number of solid surfaces to which the young and inexperienced oyster may attach itself, as well as providing obstacles to break the under currents by fascines to which the infant mollusc may cling, he has saved the lives of some myriads of these delicate and nutritive stimulants to a jaded ap- petite. One or two millions of young oysters are produced by one mother, and surely such fecundity deserves careful and extensive nursing.

• A paper of Madrid, Las Novedades, has discovered that the first crinoline was worn in Spain, during the reign of Philip IV. (1621-65) by a noble lady of the highest rank, who happened to have committed a faux pas, and -wished to hide its consequences. After much reflection, she bitted on the costume which is so highly in fashion now-a-days, and introduced it at once into the beau monde of the then most elegant nation in the world. The real purpose for which the new garment had been invented came however to be known before long, and the dress was then baptised the guarda-infante, a name which it has kept unto the present day.

CRYSTAL PALACE.—Return of admissions for six days ending Friday February 11th, 1859, including season-ticket-holders, 6881.

BANK OF ENGLAND. An Account, pursuant to the 7th and 811. Victoria, cap. 32, for the week ending on Wednesday the 9th day of Feb. 1855.


Notes issued £32,242,270 Government Debt £11,015,100 Other Securities 3,459,900 Gold Coin and Bullion 10,768,470 Silver Bullion Z33,243,570 £33,243,670

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Proprietors 'Capital £14,653,000 Government Securities (incla- Rest* 3,365,690 ding Dead WeightAnnulty). £10,696,147 Public Deposits' 7,329,287 Other Securities 16,612,809 Other Deposits 14,4111,988 Notes 12,625,086

Seven Days and other BUIS . . 793,611 Gold and Silver Coln. 692,435 —

£10,526,476 £40,626,476 • Including Exchequer, Saying-Bank s, Commissioners of National Debt, & DiVidead Acct.