27 JULY 1867, Page 3

The India House Ball on Friday was a great success,

though enarked by a most lamentable incident—the death of Madame Musurus on the floor from heart disease. The India House has taught the British Government how to give an entertainment, and the lesson will not be forgotten. Mr. Sheridan, on Friday, resumed his complaint about invitations, but hit this time on the wrong argument, complaining of the number of Indians invited. He forgets that there is scarcely an Indian who, under Mr. Mas- -sey's new Bill, does not contribute to the expense. The real objec- tion is not to their entertainment, but to that of the London fashion- -able mob out of Indian taxes. However, as it was to be done, it is satisfactory that it was done well.