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Foreign Gossip.

The ex-royal family of France is living quietly in England. The venerable ex Queen Marie Amelie, who, with the Prince de Joinville, the Duke de Nemours, and other members of the Orleans family, has been staying at a hotel at St. Leonard's on Sea, returned to Claremont last month. The Queen was looking remarkably well, considering her venerable age, and all the family have derived much benefit from their sojourn on the south coast. While at St. Leonard's an interesting event took place — the betrothal of the Duke de Chartres, second son of the late Duke d'orleans, to the Princess Francois d'orleans, daughter of the Princess de Joinville.

In the princely train which followed the Prince of Wales and his betrothed to the alter, the carious spectator might, and probably did, observe several little Highlanders, killed and plaided, and plaided and belted after the most approved Galedonfan standard. Inquiry has been stimulated as to why the little Prince William of Prussia appeared in this alien garb. The Augsburg Gazette gives the reason — Princes Leopold and Arthur, of England, learning that their toddling little Prussian nephew was to be accoutered in military uniform, with helmet and epaulets, while they were to enact the comparatively insignificant roles of civilians, suddenly grew old with envy. A few hours before the ceremony it was discovered that the tails had been shorn from the martial coat in which the scion of the house of Brandenburg was to have been inserted, and he consequently had to appear as a demure Cameronian, with bare knees and a long cock's feather in his cap.

The Pope's health is again represented to be declining; the story of his election (which is not generally known) has recently appeared in the papers here. When the Conclave of 1846 met, no one thought of Cardinal Mastat, the prominent candidates were Cardinals Matheia and Action; their adherents secretly determined to throw their votes on Cardinal Mastat, with a view of bringing out all candidates; in the manœuvres of voting Cardinal Mastat accidentally received a majority of two votes, and became Pope.

Prince Napoleon, in order to make his visit to Egypt as acceptable as possible to the Sultan, ordered an Oriental costume. The dress is described as very magnificent. The strictest attention has been paid to the choice and assortment of colors, and the first chamarrense in Paris has been occupied for weeks in the embroidery of the robe, which, made of the richest damask safin ever produced by the looms of Lyons, is covered by a raised pattern in gold in various tints worked by hand.

The Tarin correspondent of the London News says: ‘"The news of Garibaldi is more favorable, though not so as to justify the promises of some enthusiasts, who wish to invade Venetian, and who declare that the General himself will lead the expedition in person.--The Government is attentively watching events, because it knows that Republicans and reactionary agents are trying to the beneficial tranquility which efforts Italy the only means of consolidating her new kingdom."’

Erlanger, the contractor for the Confederate loan, was, a few years since, only a small broker for the negotiation of bills of exchange at Frankfort on the Maine. The Prince of Tour and Taxis, who need to farm the postal diligence service in Germany and amassed a large fortune, finding him clever, assisted him, and now we find him negotiating loans. Erlanger's profit on the transaction is rumored to be at least a quarter of a million.

During the preparation for the royal wedding at Windsor Castle some of the artisans employed suddenly struck for higher wages, and for a time it appeared as if the hymeneal day of the Prince and Princess would be rendered comparatively decollate by unfinished scaffolding, roofings marquees, unficored saloons, and other evidences of interrupted labor. The terms of the disaffected workmen were finally acceded to.

The Hon. Mrs. F. Stoner, the newly appointed bed-chamber woman to the Princess of Wales, is the youngest daughter of the late Sir Robert Peel. and is the subject of Landseer's picture, "The Bath" Her brother, Sir W. Peel, disinherited her because she married a Roman Catholic. Sir Robert left his daughters only £10,000 a piece, to prevent them from becoming game for "heiress-bunters."

An engraver and a lithographic printer have recently been brought to trial in Springfield, England, for counterfeiting United States treasury notes. Thirty thousand dollars in $10 notes were found in their possession. Their detection was brought about by the curiosity of an apprentice, whose suspicion was around by the precautions taken by his employer against observation.

The city of Lyons has sent its twelfth contribution of Peter's pence to Rome, consisting of 2,957,000 franc.

There is now an unbroken line of telegraphic communication from Paris to Omskin, Siberia, on the frontier of China. Merchants address their telegram to the Russian Embassy at Pokin, which bonds them to the merchant correspondent. The price is $7,80 for a telegram of 20 words.

An eccentric philosopher as Bombay proposes the lighting of his city by gun manufactured from dead Hincoes. He says each body would yield 280 cubic feet of would yield much more. Now it reposit (Va.) per 1,000 cubic feet would be a moderate charge; therefore in a monetary point of views merely the with say.

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