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causation, to the prints of murders and outrages which low newsFINE TIMES FOR MADAME TUSSAUD. vendors enjoy the British liberty to expose in their shop-windows ?
Picture idiotarum sunt libri; and, if the idiots are sanguinary, what An instructive and elevating Exhibition of Plastic Art, which has lessons are they likely to learn out of the books such as those above lately received some signal additions, and is now in the way to receive adverted to, which they can read as they run ? more of the same kind, is MADAME TUSSAUD's Chamber of Horrors. The visitor to this place of historical entertainment will have the feelings which may have taken him there gratified not only by a model of the guillotine on a scaffold, but also by a series of coloured illustra
TO OUR CALCULATING BOYS. tions on the surrounding walls representing numerous varieties of
THERE may be persons who may like to spend a happy day in corporal and capital punishment. The latter, he will observe, are pro- proving the correctness of this little calculation :cesses more complicated and less expeditious than simple decapitation, and than the method in which MR. CALCRAFT finishes the law; and “Arrested motion takes the form of light and heat.
* If the planet he may be tempted to question whether, if ruffianism continues to Mercury were to strike the Sun, the heat thereby generated would cover tho proceed at its present rate, some one of those other methods had not solar emission for nearly seven years, while the shock of Jupiter would cover better be substituted for that. By the way, he will miss CALCRAFT the loss of 32,240 years." and a model of the structure whose platform constitutes his sphere of We have not at present leisure to amuse ourselves by working out usefulness.
this pretty little problem. But for those who like it we may propound He who has conducted young ladies thither at their innocent request, another similar, on the effect of sudden impact in producing light and or in the idea of pleasing them, will probably, in the midst of an ex- heat. For instance, if the heads of a dense body, for example say a planation of the guillotine, find himself suddenly, left alone in the Vestry or a Poor-Law Board of Guardians, were to be knocked together middle of bis discourse; his companions having vanished down-stairs. smartly (as some of them deserve to be), what amount of enlighten
If the effect thus wrought on gentle minds were that usually and ment, if any, would arise, and what increase would be caused in the generally produced on the lower orders by such spectacles as the heat of their debaters ? Horrors on view at MADAME TUSSAUD's establishment, it would become a question whether a collection of so humanising a character should continue limited to the extent of a private show. Philanthropists and
Bear-Baiting and its Cure. Statesmen would do well to consider whether the elevation of the
(To the Noble Savage.) masses would not be promoted, and that of criminals (in another sense) prevented by the formation of a National Gallery of Crime and Punish
AYRTON, would you from "bowls” beware, ment. But as it has been found that familiarity with hanging doth
“Rubbers” would not await you : breed contempt for the gallows, MR. CALCRAFT has been ordained to
If you would cease to be a bear, finish the law now intra muros ; and it is probable that an effect the
Members would cease to bait you.
GALVANISM AND GAMMON. not safely venture to say current, atrocities equalling or exceeding the A GALVANIC Band Manufacturer keeps on advertising that “ Elecexploits of TROPMANN, are in any measure referable, in the way of tricity is Life!"
Nextly, the Bill for the Abolition of University Tests was discussed, PUNCH’S ESSENCE OF PARLIAMENT. supported by the SOLICITOR-GENERAL, who owned that Mr. Fawcett
had been right in urging that the measure should be compulsory : MONDAY, May 23. In the Lords, debate, eloquently begun by LORD opposed by MR. WALPOLE, who objected to divorce the religion of the CARNARVON, on the Greek atrocity. He charged agents of the Greek nation from its intellect; and, after a debate of considerable interest Government with having been concerned in it, and could not say that to those who understand such questions, and who will probably not the Greek Govern.
attend in considerment itself was free
able force upon Epfrom suspicion. The
som Downs, melancholy, subject
carried on Second was also taken up by
Reading by 191 to 66. other noblemen, and
Then, after two the answer of the
more divisions, the Administration was
Irish Land Bill was delivered by LORD
got quite through CLARENDON, who en
Committee, and, amid gaged that whatever
loud cheers, was orcourse might be
dered to be Reported. adopted should be a
MR. NEWDEGATE worthy one, but de
wanted the LORD ADclined, pending, in
VOCATE of Scotland vestigation, to give a
put on the Convent more definite reply.
Committee. But his He concluded by say.
Lordship declined to ing that it might
serve. MR. NEWDEnot be presumptuous
would have to express a hope
him, and appealed to that from the Deed
House. The of Blood we might
House affirmed, by a date the commence
large majority, that ment of a day of
the LORD ADVOCATE real regeneration for
ought to do as he Greece.
liked. In the Commons,
Tuesday. Nothing MR. GÖSCHEN said
particular in the that there would not
Lords except a sugbe a chance of pass
gestion that certain ing a Bill, this year,
ladies who had petifor the suppression of
tioned against a cerVagrancy. No; a Bill
tain police measure may be impossible,
had perpetrated the but people have the
offence of signing for matter å good deal
others besides themin their own hands.
selves—that is, for all If no person ever re
their children and lieved a vagrant with
servants. Such things money, and we merely
have been, but no handed him a ticket
proof was given. But entitling him to bread
the very unscrupulous enough for a meal,
mode in which this vagrancy would be re
measure has been atmarkably checked, as
tacked-(Punch had has been shown where
better say at once this mild ordeal has
that it is for repres, been adopted. But
sing a great social 80 long as foolish
evil) - makes it profolks will pay money
bable that there would to mendicants,
be small hesitation in long will the breed of
affixing, under a senmendicants be kept
timental sort of imup. Silly people have
pulse, the signatures been told this a thou
of anybody whose sand times, but to no
name happened to end. They pretend
occur. to be very charitable,
Wales had an inwhen they are only
nings in the Comgratifying a foolish
mons. MR WATKIN and mischievous im.
WILLIAMS showed at pulse.
great length why the There was talk
Church of England about the Whitsun
should be abolisbed tide holidays, for the
from off the face of Commons are as eager
the Principality. But as schoolboys for “ REALLY, THOUGH, JOKING APART, WHAT A VERY EFFECTIVE EQUESTRIENNE COSTUME he met an these days, and Punch COULD BE CONTRIVED WITH A LITTLE INGENUITY |”.
mastering foe. MR. believes that many
GLADSTONE knows of them keep a
all about Wales and notched stick, and cut away a notch per day, until they get to their her Church, ancient and modern, and he demolished MR. WILLIAMS, pastimes. MR. GLADSTONE said that the Government had no more and evidently exulted in this feat, which was a sort of homage to the aversion to holidays than other people, and made an allusion to "that Church. After such a combat we need hardly give the numbers, but mysterious Wednesday," meaning the Derby Day. We are to have it may be interesting to know that MR. WILLIAMS was supported by Education debates again soon, Brethren, and they will begin on the 45,
and the PREMIER by 209. 16th of June. Before they are over, it may be thought that we sball Then occurred the most curious incident of the Session. There was all be qualified for tuition, and the "Śchoolmaster”
may go "abroad,” to be a debate on a Bill for repealing the police Act the nature whereof and stay there, and teach the foreigners, if he likes.
is indicated in the above parenthesis. MR. CRAUFURD, Member for