15 SEPTEMBER 1866, Page 1

General Mouravieff is dead, and the Russian papers recount his

many virtues. The outcry against him raised by the friends of the Poles, they say, quoting from Mr. Carlyle, is chatter "mainly from the teeth outwards." The Committee of the Eyre Defence Fund have had a meeting to consider the propriety of permitting the admirers of Mouravieff to entrust the funds intended to raise a monument to his memory to their care. Mr. Ruskin thought his memory ought to be enshrined fittingly in the stones of Warsaw. Mr. Carlyle remarked that the wild shrieks of the Universal anarchy, now for a long time proceeding quite too loudly, and to sober-minded, order-loving people, in a most dis- tracting fashion, from the region calling itself Poland, had been smothered in a notably more efficient measure by this man than by any other as yet known in this Universe of ours, and that the memory of such a man, what memory the world may be expected to cherish of him, should surely be grateful. Mr. Kingsley re- marked that early in his career Mouravieff had entitled himself to the trust of all good men, and that he had taken him upon trust ever since. It was unanimously decided to open a second account with Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smith, by the side of "The Eyre Defence and Aid Fund," to be called "The Mouravieff Monument Fund," and several handsome subscriptions were announced before the meeting separated.