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General ftttgccllang. tht^n enormo«s cucumber was cut a few days since in Kill ^ar^en °f Sir Thomas D. Aeland, Baronet, M.P., iilcjert°U House, Broadclist, measuring two feet four It we* 'U length, and nine inches in girth.—Plymouth im^A|KlNG strict regard for truth or at-)e xve»kened by the practice of denyiugtheir masters at s:inie time tlicy know they are at j I accustom a servant to tell a lie for me, have "Reason to apprehend that he will tell many lies for last JUSr<)1' SUGAR MAIIKET.—There appears since our to ° rathfr more inclination on the part of the trade .(.ilae West India Sugar. Merchants {feudally are » but there is little variation in the prices. is A^OUTH CASTLE.—This relict of the olden times" em'? a state of rapid restoration. Fifty workmen are h- 11• EI' HT P'esent, and the interior of the roof of the Dan nS ^ust completed. It is formed of oak, richly bef '» "le heijjlit is 30 feet. The dining-room, which th T l'le ''re Wi,s separated by a wooden partition from {MJ6 f 'a now added to which makes the entire length bu'i I-6'* no^e proprietor has now decided upon 0 1 f?",8 a new tower, and restoring the ancient entrance th R ,Vest s'l*° l'ie cas,'e> which was discovered after „ j hre» and which is said to have been walled up by 'ed Will" in the reign of James I. T UI,NIrntE Woous.—The Lords Commissioners of the ^easm-y a short time since, on a recommendation to that fo ^°m *'le Lords of the Committee of Piivy Council ^'ade, gave directions for the admission of bird's eye WOo(*' on importation into this country, duty free. le Commissioners of the Customs have received a fur- letter from '.Nfr. Cardwell, Secretary to the Lords of e treasury, to the effect that he has been commanded y their Lordships to desire that the Board will give 'Actions for the admission, duty free, of all Maple and r; ..So^>e\v Zealand wood, on it appearing to their satisfac- l0|i that those woods fall within the meaning of furniture k°°ils, being woods applicable solely to the purposes of hat trade, and therefore entitled to be admitted duty free, ,a ohedience to the intentions of Parliament contained it, the recent Act, 8 Vic., cap. 12, in respect to such ''jatters. The Commissioners of Customs have given Actions for this order of the Treasury to be forthwith Juried into effect, and the same has been communicated 0 the revenue departments throughout the United King- 0tl)» for the information and government of the officers aud the trade. DEATH OF MB. ADOLFIIUS.—The death of Mr. J°hn Adoiphus, the celebrated barrister and author, place suddenly at the house of his son, Mr. Leycester d dulphus. in Montagu-street, Russel-square, on Wediies- B}' night week. Mr. Adoiphus was one of the oldest ^nbers in the criminal courts of this country, and ^ther of the Old Bailey bar. The deceased gentleman various occasions throughout his professional career distinguished himself, and in a very remarkable man- ber by his extraordinary defence of Thistlewood and °ther conspirators, in 1820. Among the literary pro- ductions of the deceased gentleman may be mentioned the History of the Reign of George IIL," the seventh v°lume of which has just appeared the "Political State .J of the British empire," 4 vols.; Biographical Memoirs the J'reach Revolution •' Life of Bannister," 2 vols., "Sc. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—Last Friday, whilst Mr. akley, M P., coroner for Middlesex, was engaged in folding an inquest, on view of the body of a young gen- gentian, named Ellis William Delisser, a medical student, aged 19, and residing at No. 1, Devonshire-street, LOll- don. the deceased's sister, Miss Adelaide Delisser, aged accidentally fell from the second floor window, and Sustained such injuries that death took place in one hour aftd 35 minutes. Mrs. Delisser's lady's maid described ">e accident as follows :—" At the time Miss Delisser fell from her bed-room wiudow, witness had just come out of |he next room, and was standing at the door of the young 'ady's apartment. She then saw her kneeling on a chair and looking out of the window under the blind, which Was down at the time. All of a sudden she heard de- based exclaim Oh my," and on looking towards the Window found she was gone. She had seen her but a few minutes before sitting in the same chair, and looking cut of the window, which she was in the habit of doing. Witness slept with the deceased, and had never any Reason to suppose that her mind was in the slightest degree affected. She cried very much at her brother's death, but it did not seem to affect her mind. The in- stant deceased fell, witness ran down stairs screaming, 1'id on reaching the area saw deceased being raised from the flag stones by the cook. She appeared lifeless and covered with blood, which was pouring from her head." HOUSE OF LORDS—COMMITTEE FOR PRIVILEGES— THUHSDAY, JULY 17TH.—TIIK WHAIITON BARONY.— Their lordships met to-day at 11 o'clock, and, having resolved themselves iuto a committee for privileges (the Bar! of Shaftesbury in the chair), the further considera- tion of Colonel Tynte's claim to this peerage was resumed. J he Solicitor General summed up the whole of the evi- dence given in support of the claim. At the conclusion of the learned counsel's address, the Attorney General, 10u behalf of the Crown, said he considered the evidence il) support of the claim as satisfactory so far as he had heard it. As he had not been present at the early stages Of the discussion of the case, there was a portion of the evidence which he desired to read over before their lord- ships decided the claim. The Lord Chancellor also observed that the evidence as it proceeded appeared to him to be satisfactory. It was important, however, that their lord- shijjs, before they gave their decision, should have the benefit of the Attorney General's opinion on the whole of the evidence. The case was then ordered to stand over till Thursday next, in order to enable the Attorney General in the interim to read the whole of the evidence, "vith a view to stating his opinion thereon to their lord- ships. The Marquis of Downshire established before the committee his claim to vote for representative peers for Ireland.—Lord Dunsandle's claim also to vote for repre- sentative peers for Ireland, was, in consequence of a de- fect in the evidence, adjourned for future consideration. Their lordships then adjourned. AMMAN VALE IltOK AND COAL COMPANY.—Of all the kinds of pig-iron brought into the market, that manufactured with anthracite coal is now generally admitted to be far the best; and its make being limited it bears a higher price and greater steadiness of demand; sueb being the case, the South Wales anthracite coal field offers opportunities for the investment of capital, which e&nnot fail to make most remunerative returns. This comply have secured by lease a most valuable portion consisting of 993 acres, in the Vale of Amman, and contiguous to the Yniscedwyn and Y stalyfera works, estimated to contain 25,000,000 tons of ore, and 20,000,000 tons of coal; and one most important fact in the geolo- gical feature of this part of the coal field is, that the ironstone is found in all caces contiguous to the coal measures -a circumstance which tenders their transport to the furnaces by far less expensive than when deposited in separate localities and although, we believe, hitherto Scoteli pig-iron has been produced at a lower cost than any -other district, so favourable are all the circumstances in oConnexion with the Vale of Amman portion of the South Wales coal-field, that the cost of the make will, un- doubtedly, be considerably less; and as the superior quality of the iron will ever insure it a very large and a film .and untluctuatingdemand, a very large profit may be reasonably expected, if the erection of the works and the manufacture of the iron be cariied out with spirit, economy, and a proper attention to the most scientific tiivd improved methods which the enterprise of the last few years ha? brought to light. There is every material in abundance on the estate necessary for building and the manufacture of iron, quarries of stone, fine clay and sand, limestone in the BLick Mountain, which surrounds the property, & pudding-stone for the hearths&futnaces. The names of the provisional committee are in themselves :a guarantee that the utmost vigilance will be employed, and, under all circumstances, this undertaking holds out tH&e brightest prospects to the shareholders. It is intended in the iirst instance, to erect four blast furnaces, capable of returning 12,000 tons of pig-iron per annum, which portion of the works alone is estimated at 18 per cent., even taking the average selling price of iron for the last ten years, which is only f3 per ton, a price f2 under the present, and one which, with the numerous and extensive railway and engiueeiing works now in view, it is not likely it will drop to again. The works will be within 37 miles of the shipping port of Daneify, and connected ,therewith by railway while on the completion of the Welsh Midland Railway, another important port will be brought within reach, viz., Swansea, and which railway will unite the district with all the others in the kingdom. ROXAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—The Royal Agricul- tural Society has held its annual meeting this year at Shrewsbury. The exhibition was admitted by Earl Spencer, the Vice-President, to be not so numerous as on some formes: occasions, "but," added his lordship, "it has been niort excellent, and in no respect less worthy the attention of the agriculturists of England than an) which had gone before." We were glad to see the Duke of Richmond earnestly recommending the formation and anaintenance of farmers' clubs. "Jf," said his Grace, addressing the company at the council dinner, they would permit him to offer the owners and occupiers of Hand then present, a few words of advice, he would say to Wihem, 'support your farmei-i;' clubs., In varioys parts of flhe country men of energy and talent, who were strangers toisauch other, had been brought together by these clubs, and "a had been found that much benefit would arise from them to the whole agricultural interests of the empire." Of that every enlightened agriculturist is now tho- roughly convinced. His Grace also adverted to another subject in a way equally gratifying. Alluding to chemi- cal operations upon the soil, and to those which hu.d for their object the general increase of its products, he said, he did not allow the propriety of the tenants experi- .meuting on any large scale in this respect, for the land- lOWlier was the proper person to do so, requiring only of (the farmer in return to look over his neighbour's hedge." The proceedings of this Society are, we perceive, held 11!¡¡J to ridicule in the columns of a contemporary, who of "oxen of amazing corpulency, ploughs of won- droaat intricacy, chaff-cutters, pulverizers, and clod- crusbsrs, which are all calculated to cut, pulverize, and crush isjsomc odd, new-fashioned way," &c. &f. Of all «asy thiisgs, the easiest is to appear very wise and pro- found bv°sneeriug at things of which we know nothing. The milliou are sure to give us credit for doing so, be- cause we know every thing with a most learned spirit." No practical farmer will join 111 this ridicule. He is too ivell acquainted with the value and importance of the inquiries which are now being directed towards scientific agriculture-too eager to pursue them, and too anxious to realise their results. London farmers, indeed, who me- ditate upon agriculture in t J.eet»stieet and the Strand, may be allowed to laugh at country ones, in revenge for the latter laughing at them.—Jofiu JJuLJ. CARMARTHEN SUMMER ASSIZES.—The judge of tie assize, Sir Thomas Coltman, Knight, opened the com- mission at Carmarthen on Thursday week. His lordship arrived from Cardiff at about 8 o'clock, escorted by the High Sheriff, D. Jones, Esq.—FRIDAY.—John Cooper, a seaman, pleaded guilty to a charge of having stolen a shirt and pair of drawers, the property of a feliow sailor, named John IIopkim. ancl was sentenced to three calendar months' hard labour in the House of Correction.—The Grand Jury ignored the bill against Henry Hopkin, charged with burglariously entering the house of John Evans, of the parish of Llaiiellv, and stealing a side of bacon therefrom.-Doe on dem. of Butter and others v. Lord Kensington and others. — This was an action of ejectment in which Messrs. Chilton, Q.C. and Wilson ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Messrs. J. Evans, Q.C. and E. Y. Williams for the dclendants. It was aa action of ejectment brought by John Doe on the demise of George Butter, Jonathan Howard, and JohnGibbs, against Lord Kensington, Daniel Davies, the elder, and Daniel Davies, the younger, for the recovery of the estate of Castle Tock, in the parish of Laugharne. The case possessed not the slightest feature of general interest. Verdict for the lessor of the plaintiff as to all the estate but that portion of it mentioned in the lease and a verdict for the defendants Daniel as to that part. Damages Is. The remaining cases were extremely unimportant, involving no question of public interest. EXTRAORDINARY SI'F.CIMKNS OF MOSAICS.—As an ex- ample of the extraordinary minuteness of the work in some Mosaics, we may state that there is one specimen, a portrait of Pope Paul V., in which the face alone con- sists of more than a million and a half of fragments, each no larger than a millet seed and from this size up to two inches square, pieces are employed in various ways. Another celebrated specimen is that which iNapoleon ordered to be made when his power was paramount in Italy. It was to be a Mosaic copy of the celebrated Last Supper," by Leonardo da Vinci, and to be of the same size as the original, viz., 24 feet by 12. The artist to whom the task was entrusted was Giacomo Raffaelle, and the men under his direction, eight or ten in number were engaged for eight years on it. The Mosaic cost more than seven thousand pounds, and afterwards came into the possession of the Emperor of Austria. REVISING BARRISTERS.—A return, extending to seven pages, has been printed by order of the House of Com- mons, showing the operations of the revising barristers of last year. It contains the names of the barristers, with the days they were employed. They are now paid .£200 each, including expenses, and the revision which, on its commencement, cost the county £ 31,000, has been re- duced to about one-half of that sum. Last year, the Court of Common Pleas decided seven appeals from couuties; two were for the appellants, and five for the respondents. From cities and boroughs there were 23 appeals; 17 were in favour of the respondents, and the remainder for the appellants. Last year, costs were ordered for the first time — the highest amount was JH22 2s; and the smallest, L7 15s. 8d. REVIEW OF THE 13KITISII COHN TRADE.-There are many rumours afloat relative to the state of the growing wheats, which, it is stated have been much lodged in various parts of the country in others the ears are said to have tilled badly, and we have also reports of a kind of worm, or maggot, having attacked it. Ilowever these things may be in some districts, we neither saw nor heard anything of them during our journey to the great meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, at Shrewsbury but, on the contrary, nothing could be finer than the crops of every description along the whole line of road, or more satisfactory than the accounts of harvest prospects received from the farmers whom we met with there. The wheat will certaiuly be quite a week later in ripening, than it was last year; and, indeed, as regards the meadows, not more than half of the hay-crop is yet cut in the midland counties: but still, we lepeat, our present prosj ects of an abundant harvest, as far as we have seen, are most favourable. At the leading provincial markets held on Tuesday, prices were considerably affected, both by the tone of the advices from Mark-lane on Monday last, and by the threatening character of the weather, and holders of wheat manifested a disposition to keep back supplies. The advance in prices, however, has been greater at the markets in the agricultural coun- ties, than in the large consuming towns; but, taking the tl)%N'lls but, tikiii(,, tlil- whole together, the value of wheat has risen from Is. to 2s. per quarter throughout the country since this day se'nnight. At .Mark-lane, on Friday, the line weather, anil the reports of the Siate of the crops caused much dulness in the trade. Having, however, but little wheat fresh up, factors remained tolerably firm, and the trifling business done was at slllillar prices to those at which sales were made in the beginning of the week. The transactions in free foreign wheat were on quite a restricted scale, and quotations undeiwent no change requiring notice. In bond nothing of the slightest interest transpired. The bakers paid the enhanced terms demanded for flour with reluctance, and but few contracts have hitherto been closed at the late rise. English barley was scarce, but the inquiry being slow, no advance on former rates could be established. Prices of beans, peas, and malt, remained precisely the same as on Monday, and there was not much passing in either of these articles. Having a large arrival of foreign oats, with a good many Irish cargoes, the sales were very slow at 1)(1. per quarter decline on the finest descriptions, and a further decline of 6d. to Is. per quarter was submitted to, on out of con- ditioned samples, which comprise a large portion of the foreign supply. At Liverpool, on Friday, the market exhibited an extremely dull aspect. Wheat transactions were confined chiefly to a few limited samples of Irish which were disposed of at a reduction of 2d. to 3d. perTOlbs., whilst in English or foreign either free or in bond, no sales were apparent. In London during the week, the market has been only sparingly supplied with wheat, either coastwise or by land-carriage from the near counties, but the weather having become settled no advance has been obtained be- yond that of 2s. per quarter realised on Monday. The operations in free foreign wheat have been on a very restricted scale, owing partly to the scarcity of good useful qualities. The finer kinds, such as Dantzic and Rostock, have met a fair share of attention, and needy buyers have had to pay Is, to 2s. per quarter more for these descrip- tions. Several sales of bonded parcels were concluded on Monday at high rates, say 42s. to 4as. for the fine high- mixed Dantzic, and 3.3s. to 37s. for good red, but since then the inquiry has fallen off. The top price of town- made flour has been put to 40s. per sack by the millers, and a proportionate rise has been demanded for other sorts the bakers have paid the enhancement with evi- dent reluctance, and the transactions have been on a restricted scale. English barley has now become quite scarce at Mark-lane, the receipts having for several weeks past been trifling. This grain has latterly excited rather more attention, but hitherto we can note no improvement iu its value. Malt has moved off.tat-dily, and quotations have undergone no change requiring notice. The arri- vals of English and Scotch oats have been very small, having, however, been plentifully supplied with Irish. Foreign dealers have had the turn in their favour. Beans scarcely sold so well as the preceding week, the recent rise in prices having checked the inquiry. The few lots of peas brought forward have met buyers at fully former terms. The Irish and Scotch markets were looking up, in consequence of the late uncertain weather, but will, no doubt, be again infiuencei by the change which has taken place here. — A'j/idyvd from tlte twiners' Journal.

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