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ii s. XL MAY s, i9io.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


.the " Cellars," and as to the nature of its .successor, by a quotation, to which my attention has recently been called, from

  • Old and New London ' (ed. c. 1880), iii. 268 :

"On the South side [of Maiden Lane] is a

Ihouse which, since 1864, has been a ' School of Arms and of Athletic Exercises.' It was pre- viously a place notoriously of bad reputation as -the Cider Cellars.' "

And again in Hare's * Walks in London ' (ed. 1894), i. 3G, there is a reference to "the '* Cider Cellars,' latterly the Adelphi Club."

Finally, I am informed by my friend Mr. Herbert Welch of the Guildhall Library that he has kindly searched the old London P.O. Directories there for me, and finds that the "Cider Cellars" appeared for the last time in 1863, when it runs thus as regards Maiden Lane :

18-19. Stage entrance to the Adelphi.

20-21 . Cider Cellars Tavern. 21. Maiden Lane Synagogue. ' j- .. AIAN STEWART.

THE BOYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY : FAUQUIER (11 S. xi. 151, 215, 271). I am ^able to confirm your correspondent MR. -JAMES DURHAM in his surmise as to the parentage of Capt. H. T. Fauquier. There were ten children, of whom the Captain was the eldest. The Rev. George Lillie Wodehouse Fauquier, late Vicar of West Haddon, was the seventh child and fourth -son. He and his wife Caroline, daughter of Sir John Morris, Bart., died and are buried at West Haddon. Their only child, Miss Mary Fauquier, a dear and revered friend of mine, died in 1910, aged 85, and now rests beside them. The fine collection of antiques, -curios, miniatures, &c., belong- ing to Miss Fauquier was dispersed by auction at Rugby on 11 and 12 April, 1910. John Francis Fauquier, grandfather of 'Thomas, Gentleman Usher to Queen Char- lotte, became a naturalized English subject by Act of Parliament on 2 April, 1698. He was a native of Clairac, Province of Guienne, France. He became a Director of the Bank of England, and died in 1726.


THE ZAXZIGS (11 S. xi. 249, 304). These exponents of so-called " thought trans- ference " began an engagement at the London Alhambra during the latter part of October, 1906. Their performance excited a great deal of interest, some of the theatrical re- Tporters, unversed in the intricacies of the conjurer's art, fine* ing the affair quite un- susceptible of any natural explanation. Nor <did th.e crowds at the Alhambra grow smaller

when, in a Daily Telegraph interview on 14 Dec., 1906, Mr. Zarizig gratified the credulous one? with the suggestion that his powers and those of his wife were really supernormal. On 21 Dec., however, the journal published a letter written by me headed * The Zanzig Mystery,' and signed " One of the Audience." In this I ventured to prick the bladder, explaining that the Zanzig show was merely a clever elaboration of an old trick, in which the names of objects, letters, and figures were " coded " by one performer to the other by means of verbal sounds assisted by visible gestures. Mr. Alfred Moul, then managing director of the Alhambra, with n- show- man's keen instinct, rushed valiantly into the fray and endeavoured to demolish my facts in a letter which nearly filled a Tele- graph column. More correspondence from myself and others appeared in the same newspaper, the late W. T. Stead, as might have been expected, being among those who gave the Zanzigs their full faith. But the secret was out, and the Zanzigs made no more claims, so far as London was con- cerned, to the possession of supernormal gifts. Nevertheless, their performance was an exceedingly clever one. They are now in America, and thought transference being apparently worked out I hear that they are doing well in the palmistry line.

LIONET. MONCKTON. 69, Russell Square, W.C.

SALTZBUROERS SENT TO GEORGIA, 1734 (US. xi. 299). The locus classics in English literature for the story of the Salzburgers is in Carlyle's ' Frederick,' where they tak. up the whole of the third chapter in book ixe A large number of Protestants in the Arch- bishopric of Salzburg in Austria emigrated in consequence of their harsh treatment at the hands of their sovereign archbishop, Leopold Anton Eleutherius, Graf von Fir- mian, elected in 1727. The popular esti- mate puts the refugees at thirty thousand. The chief years of the movement were 1 732 and 1733. The greater part of those who left their homes found a shelter in Prussia, Frederick William I., who had intervened diplomatically on their behalf, making ela- borate preparations for their safe passage and settlement.

"Priedrich Wilholni would have gladly taken the whole ; ' but George II. took a certain number,' say the Prussian Books (George II., or pious Trustees instead of him), ' and settled them at Ebenezer in Virginia,' read, Ebenezer vn Georgia, where General Oglethorpe was busy- founding a Oolony. There at Ebenezer I