In the HorsE OF LORDS, June 11, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon laid a ] the table the amendments to the Burials Bill, which, he explained, were chiefly of a verbal character. Lord De Mauley, after observing that the progress of Russia in Central Asia was slow, sure, and certain, moved an Address to the Queen for the appointment of a Consul in some town in Central Asia to watch over the commercial and territorial interests of British India. Lord Salisbury observed that the danger of a Russian ad- vance on India was not so near as Lord Oe Mauley seemed to apprehend, but the person whose business it was to watch over the territorial interests of that Empire was the Viceroy, and not a Consul; and as regards commercial in- terests, a Treaty had been concluded with the Ruler of Kashgarfor the purpose of having a resident British Consul in his territory. The motion was withdrawn. Lord Truro, in calling attention to the reported proceed- ings of highwaymen on Blackheath recently, said that, though he had been in the habit of passing over that heath at all hours of the night and day during the last ten years, he had never met a disteputable character on it except during holyday times neither could he call to mind that he had ever met a policeman on Blackheath. (A laugh) But he resided in the neighbourhood, and his house had been robbed four or five times. He thought there was a want of additional supervision in the outlying parts of the Metropolitan Police District. He disclaimed any imputations upon the police inspectors, who, his lordship said, were very intelligent men, but he believed that they had other duties to perform with respect to making reports, drilling and so forth, and therefore that they could not devote so much attention to looking after the constabulary at night. He begged to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any, and if so, what steps had been taken to protect the district from a recurrence of such outrages as those recently reported. Earl Beauchamp said that on the 28th ult. the carriage of Mr. Hodgson was stopped, and that gentleman compelled to give up his purse by two men of small stature and well- dressed. On the 4th inst. two men in dark clothes attempted to stop Mrs. Potter's carriage, but the coachman drove the horses on. Two or three days afterwards two men answering the same description called on the coach- man of Colonel Rich to stop, but the coachman declin- ing to do so, they ran by the side of the carriage for a Short distance and then went away. No immediate alarm Was given to the police in any one of the three cases, though, had it been, there was every probability that the highwaymen would have been apprehended after the attack on Mr. Hodgson, and there was a moral certainty that they would have been after the attack on Colonel Rich. A description given considerably after the occurrence, and stating that the highwaymen were "young, well dressed, and appeared to have received a goud education (laughter) was not much of a clue to the police. The police force had been much strength- ened on the heath and the approaches to it, but he thought their lordships would concur with him that it would not be well to go into particulars as to the measures which had been adopted. (Hear, hear.) He would, therefore, merely add that measures such as those referred to by the noble lord had already been taken. The Earl of Redesdale said that if the noble lord (Lord Truro) carried a revolver he would not have much to fear from the Blackheath highwaymen. The Law of Evidence Amendment Bill was read a third time and passed, and their Lordships adjourned. In the HOUSE OP COMMONS, questions relating to the formation of a Federal Liberal Association, and the National Conservative Jnion, were answered by the Attorney-General. Mr. Errington asked the Home Secretary whether he had eceived any reports from the inspectors of fisheries as to l e use by fishermen and poachers of dynamite to destroy h in the sea and rivers Mr. Cross said the Inspectors had completed their in- vestigation so far as the sea fishing was concerned, and were at present engaged with reference to the river fishing. As soon as their report was received it would be laid on the table. A lively discussion then arose on the question asked by Captain Pimm with respect to the release of the Fenian prisoners. On the Order of Supply, Mr. Butt moved a resolution de- claring that it would conduce to the better administration of Irish affairs if a department such as the Local Govern- ment Board and the Commissioners of Public Works were presided over, as in this country, by a responsible Minister capable of sitting in Parliament. SirM. Hicks Beach, in opposing the resolution, pointed out that the details of local government were necessarily con- ducted it Ireland, but it was under the supervision of the responsible Government, and the adoption of Sir. Butt's suggestion would either lead to a multiplication of unneces- sary offices or to the amalgamation of the Irish Departments With the English. Mr. Parnell, rr. Gray, and others supported the motion Which was negatived without a, division. After Sir C. O'Loghlen had called attention to the present tnode of nominating candidates for cadetships in the Royal Irish Constabulary, the House went into Committee on the Civil Service Estimates. The House then went into Committee of Supply on the Miscellaneous Estimates, Class 2. On the Vote of Â£24,000 to complete the sum necessary for the Secret Service Money Mr. Parnell said he had asked the Government to postpone this vote until the present occasion. He now wished to knew the amount of Secret Service money spent in Eng- land, inland, and Scotland respectively. Bfe had great oHjectldn to the demoralization of say part ol the people Of Ireland by secret service momey. It was remarkable that in the years 1865, 1806, 1867, and 1868 the sum voted for secret service considerably exceeded that now asked. The sum de- manded in -those years was k32,000 this year it was only Â£ 21,000. In the former period it was well known there were various political trials, and no doubt considerable sums were expended for disreputable purposes. To give the Govern- ment and the Committee an opportunity of stating their opinions on this question, he moved that the vote be re- duced by the' sum of Â£ 4,000. Mr. W. H. Smith was exceedingly sorry he could not give the hon. member the information he asked. Indeed, the Committee must see the sum would not be secret service money at all if he was in a position to state exactly the pur- poses to which it was devoted. All he could say was it was spent with the greatest possible care on the reponsibility of the Ministers of the Crown. After a discussion, in which Mr. Dillwyn, Mr. Ramsay, Mr. Macdonald, and Mr. M'Laren took part, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said the nature of secret service was really called in question by the discussion. If the money was given it was voted in confidence that the Government would apply it to purposes that were proper and not to such as were improper, and that it would be used only for purposes which, in the judgment of the Government, it would be inconvenient to make matter of public discussion. The Committee would do well not to press the ques- tion now put, because it would be obvious that Of the information were given, either it would be mis- leading or it would be followed up by further questions which would be of a character to destroy all secrecy. Sup- pose it were stated how much was given to one portion of the United Kingdom, questions would arise as to the services rendered, whether they were rendered within it, or whether the money was paid to persons residing there in respect of services rendered abroad, and the result would be a discus- sion, which it was the very object of the Vote to render usnecessary. In all doubtful cases the items were brought under his notice, and so far as he was cognizant of the ex- penditure the objects were proper, and such as it would be inconvenient to discuss publicly. He had no doubt eacn or his colleagues would say the same for the part of the expen- diture for which he was responsible. After several members had spoken ort the subject, on a division, the motion was lost by 92 to 43â€”being a majority of 49 against the proposed reduction. A second division was taken on the whole Vote, which was carried by 96 to 40. The Votes for the Queen's Plates in Scot- land and Ireland, as usual, were discussed with much spirit, and while the Scotch Vote was carried by 141 to 83 the Irish Vote was agreed to by the larger majority of 153 to 45. In all, seven Votes were agreed to in the course of the evening. Some other business having been disposed of, the House adjourned.
AN IMAGINARY SKETCH. In an article in the Daily Yewo, entitled, "Round About France," the writer, in referring to the present situation in France, depicts the following imaginary remarks that might be made to Marshal MacMahon by his valet A robust belief in oneself is a fruit which grows naturally under the blandishments of an admiring consort and an enthusiastically affectionate family; but even King Canute confessed that he could not sus- pend the laws of nature, and probably he had arrived at this modest estimate of his powers from hearinghiggood Queen remark in her saga^iou* moods that he was not quite the fine fellow lie thought himself. Talleyrand or some other observed "11 n'y a pas de grand homme pour son valet de chambre;" doubt- less the Marshal has a valet, and perhaps this gentleman, like the rest of his craft, has bpt a mediocre opini 'n of his master's omnipotenceâ€”if so. France is saved. Things which a hvin wife would scruple to utter at times when private misgivings got the better of political infatuation, might appropriately be suggested by a confidential servant in those delicate movements when a hero sits with a napkin round his neck, and his face covered with lather. Grasping the j great wairribt's nose, atld pfc/Mng his razor, the vlClet J might glibly remark-" So the people are grumbling, Monsieur le Mar^chaL Well, well, they are a dis- contented lot, who never know what's good foi them. All the same if I had the honour of governing them. (here a gentle dab on the mouth with the shaving brush to prevent the hero from answering), if I governed them I should just fling a Bonaparte at their heads and have done with it. My impresssion is that this would silence them (dab), though nothing else would unless you gave 'em a Republic in earnest, which is of course out of the question. (Dab.) Steady, please, Monsieur le M arsenal, or we shall snick our chin. Going to the perfumer's yesterday to buy tms soap, I told 'em the last caKe aian t lather as it ought, but they answered that politics were the cause of it, for trade was going to the dogs. That's the old story and there was a barber in the shop who said that if Monsieur le Mare- chal would have himself proclaimed Emperor we should all dance in a ring, and be happy, but I laughed- (dab, dab)â€”and replied that Monsieur wasn't made of the wood out of which they cutmonarchs (dab) Lor' bless you," said I, "the Marshal wants to die comfortably in bed in his mansion of the Rue Belle- cliasse, instead of perishing of ennui as an exile among the fogs of the Thames; and I flatter myself that I spoke wisely, eh, Monsieur?" If the magical Marshal's servant be not equal to speaking to him in the above strain (continues the writer) it may be hoped that some other discreet member of his household will muster nerve enough to do so between now and the 'time when the expected collision between the MacMahonale and the nation will occur. It might save a deal of trouble.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the HOUSE OF LoRDS, June 8, Lord de la Warr in mov- ing for the return of the number of persons killed or injured in mines, on railways, at factories, and by the bursting of boilers, expressed an opinion that he believed that a large number of those accidents were preventible. Lord Beauchamp replied that ample information was already presented to Parliament on most of the points referred to, and that with regard to the bursting of boilers the Government had no means of giving the desired informa- tion. The motion was withdrawn. The Duke of Somerset called attention to the progress made in the adoption of break power by the Railway Com- panies of the United Kingdom, admitting that some Com- panies had done much in this respect, while others had not done all they ought. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon expressed a hope that ths time would soon arrive when there would exist unani- mity of opinion as to the best kind of brake, and that the break which should be deemed the best would be adopted y all railways. In reply to Lord Enfield, Lord Jersey said the vacancy caused by the death of Mrs. Nassau Senior, who had been appointed to inquire and report on the condition of the inmates of pauper and workhouse schools, would be filled up in the event of a new appointment being deemed neces- tary. The Duke of Richmond, in reply to Lord Belmore, stated that as much corrected information as could be obtained in reference to the Return of the owners of land in Ireland would be laid on the table'of the House of Lords at. no distant date. The Law of Evidence Bill and the Bar Education and Discinlinc Bill nassed through committee. After disposing of some other business, their Lordships adjourned. 0 In the HOUSE OF COMMONS, Lord R. Montagu asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether blockade is not an act of a belligerent directed against neutrals (namely, to pre- vent neutrals trading with the other belligerent); whether It is not the right of one belligerent against the other belli- gerent to seize his ships on the sea and whether the Des- patch of May 16 does not merely assert that, as concerns the Suez Canal, England will not permit the exercise of those belligerent rights against neutrals, but says nothing of the acts of one belligerent against the other excepting in the Canal itself ? The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that a blockade wnich prevented a belligerent trading with a neutral was, no doubt, an act against the belligerent as well as the neutral. Of course, a belligerent had a right to seize the ships of the other belligerent- on the sea. With regard to the other question, he begged to be excused from giving any more categorical reply than that which he had given beforeâ€”that the Government deemed it inexpedient at present to answer isolated questious. This would apply also to a question of which Mr. Whalley had given notice, whether the Govern- ment will enter into negotiations on the proposals of the Czar Nicholas "that England should take possession of Egypt and Canada, as important for communication with India." Mr. Whalley, however, was of opinion that if his question had appeared on the paper as he had originally drawn it up, the Chancellor of the Exchequer would not have taken this View of it, and he was proceeding to read the passages which had been struck out when he was stopped by the Speaker, who pointed out that as the Chancellor ,of the Exchequer had declined to answer, it was a waste of time to dwell further on the matter. In answer to Mr. Hermon, the Attorney-General said it was intended to bring in a Bill to defer the operation of the Trade Marks Act for a limited period. In answer to Mr. Paget, Mr. Cross said that Colonel Tolland was already prosecuting inquiries into the Bath accident, and he would take care that the Home Office was represented at the inquest. On going into Supply, Mr. Peter Taylor moved a resolution In favour of giving greater facilities for the recreation and instruction of the people by opening for some hours on Sunday the National Museums and Galleries. After re- marking that there had been a great change in public opinion on this subjectâ€”particularly among the Clergy-as was evinced by the total disappearance of the religious objection, Mr. Taylor proceeded to answer the Sabbatarian arguments that the opening of Museums would lead to a Continental Sunday, and to the employment of working men seven days instead of six, and pointed out that all he proposed was to do in London what was already the practice In many of our large towns, and to extend to the Museums what was already the rule at Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, &c. The experience wo had of Sunday opening, as to which he said he had received many communications, was most satisfactory, and showed that the boon was net only highly appreciated by the working classes, but had an elevating effect upon them. Those most interested in the welfare of the working classes, who had the most intimate knowledge of their habits and feelings, as he showed by numerous extracts from their opinions, were all in favour of this concession. Lord F. Hervey, in seconding the motion, ridiculed the bugbear of Sunday labour whieh was raised against it, urging that the more valuable Sunday was made as a holy- day, the less likely were the working classes to part with it. He denied that it would lead to an increase in Sunday drink- Ing, and pointed out that Sunday was the only day on which large classes could visit the Museums. Colonel Beresford maintained that there was no evidence that this measure was desired by the working classes, and pointed to the number of petitions which had been presented against it. Am ong other objections to it he laid especially stress on the number of public servants who would neces- Barily be employed on Sundays. | Mr. A. M'Arthur also opposed the Resolution as a step in the wrong direction and in antagonism to the best interests of the working classes. Although this particular concession might be a small one, it was often difficult to restrain a movement in the wrong direction, and the opening of Museums might be followed by Sunday Races, Music-halls, &c. V. Mr. Locke supported the motion making light of the sug- I gcntion that the working classes could take any harm by vi iting the Museums. Mr. W. H. juiMi admitted that Museums would be a more healthful place for the working classes to spend Sunday in than public-houses but this was not the question so much as whether we should take a new departure in our practice with regard to the opening of these institutions on Suudays. Large numbers of persons, he reminded the House, were employed in these Museums, and to open them on Sundays would add another day to their work, in violation of their original contract The tendency of late years hall Leen to restrict Sunday labour, but this measure must lead to an extension of the hours of opening of public-houses, besides stimulating a number Of subsidiary employments The observance of Sunday as a day of rest had been of incal- culable advantage to this country, and he urged the House observance of Sunday as a day of rest had been of incal- culable advantage to this country, and he urged the House iu sanction anything which would weaken its hold on the respect of the people Mr. vr. E. Forster, who supported the motion for the first time, denied that it would make a fresh departure, seeing that the people could already visit the pictures at Hampton Court on Sundays. As everybody must know, the streets were filled on Sundays with men and women who had really nowhere to go. They required amusement, and if they eould not get it in the Museums they would seek it- in places, perhaps, not quite so innocent. Unless members were pre- pared to say that they would not themselves visit Museums on Sundays cr take their families, he could not understand how they could oppose the motion. After some remarks from Mr. Blake in opposition to the Resolution, it was negatived on a division by 229 to 8i. Mr. Delahunty urged the expediency of a select committee being appointed to inquire and report as to the best system Of currency laws calculated to secure a safe and uniform money circulation throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Sir E. Wilmot called attention to the load of business which now weighs heavily on the High Court of Justice, and Captain Nolan drew attention to the faulty arrangements of the postal service in some districts of Ireland. Some other business having been disposed of, the House adjourned.
LORD GRANVILLE ON FOX-HUNTING. The other evening a banquet was given in Canterbury to Lord Guilford as Master of the East Kent Foxhounds. Lord Granville presided, and upwards of 200 guests were present. Lord Granville, in proposing the toast of the even- ing, The Health of Lord Guildford," said he was told that there were many of them present who talked of fox-hunting by day and dreamt of it by night, and did so at this time of year, when if they had any sense of propriety they would be smelling their sorrel and listening to their nightingales. He believed they would agree that it was one of the most exciting, the most healthgiving, and the most merciful of field sports. They knew the pleasure it gave to men they believed in the pleasure it gave to horses and hounds but, perhaps, none of them had followed the intellectual triumphs of an old fox when he runs to ground in view of the pack. Hunting had the advantage of bringing together on terms of equality all classes of society. For even the man on foot was often only too anxious to see the find, and equally anxious to know whether the fox had been killed. It united politicians and confounded their politics. The last time he was at a hunting dinner it was a few years ago in honour of their noble Master; he ventured then to propose U match between the oldest and the youngest member of the late Administration against any two members of the present Cabinet. The match did not come off, but he found some of his Ccnservative friends, who bore with good humour political attacks,. rather sensitive as to this imputation on the hunting qualifi- cations of their leaders. He was asked whether he had never met the present Lord Chancellor in the Vale of Aylesbury. He was obliged to admit that he had, and that he was not only the best-dressed man in the field, but that he was perfectly reckless in exposing his unobjectionable leathers and undeniable top boots to the damage which any sort of fence could inflict upon them. He was asked whether he had forgotten the brother of the Master of one of the great historical packs of the world. He was bound to own that this member of the Cabinet went like a bird, and that the only drawback to his success was that, acting up to White Melville's description of.Charles Payne, he left everything to his horse excepting the pace. And the noble animal, when coming to a double instead of jumping on and off sometimes jumped on and then back again. Finally, he was called to book concerning the first Lord of the Admiralty, and he could not deny that some of his pleasansest days were hunting with him in Northamptonshire. He must add that it was a matter of regret to him this year- whether owing to thedeath of his famous brown mare, or to his official labours, or to the recent regulations of the Jockey Club against the riding of feather weightsâ€”that he missed so genial a companion in the field. As to the confounding of politics by hunting, nothing could be more complete. Take a Conservative like Lord Guildford, or a still stronger Conservative like William Hammond. When you saw the one riding over or through fences-fences expressly erected to keep off all trespassers, and you hear of other taking possession of the largest brooks in the shires without a claim in Law or in Equity to the banks on either side of it. could one conceive a more flagrant disregard of all the sacred rights of private property. On the other hand, Radicals like himself were tobeheard cJamouringfor^hestrictestrulesof etiquette, demanding uier.iideu.ee for*< e hunted animal. and claiming for the hounds the traditional but absolute fijjht of following next in order. And now as to fox-hunting dreams. He was not going to enter into the vexed philosophical question whether dreams are the continuous action of the brain or \< t.bpy only occur at the moment of waking. His own experience of hunting dreams was not altogether satisfactory. He had generally found them to occur after a very long day and a very good dinner. When the hunter of the day was apt to assume the shape and manner of a mare of the night he rode-her frantically at all sorts of fences, but whether owing to a peculiarity in her or in himself he never got over one of them. But he knew the dreams of others were much more interesting. A noble friend was so struck by a dream that he put it in verse. He only remembered one couplet I dreamt that I was Doggy Smith, my transport knew no bounds, I jumped the Mediterranean and was close with the hounds." Another friend, a very popular M.P. went on Sunday afternoon to a high-pewed church. There he did the unsportsmanlike thing of falling asleep during the sermon. Being asleep, his thoughts wandered from the pulpit to the covert side for some time they drew blank, but at last, to his great delight, he saw a fox sliding away, and he gave such a view-hallow as awoke him. His feelings during the next five minutes, doubting whether he had dreamt the view- hallow ts really given it, were not to be described. Now ho wondered whether their Noble Master ever dreams about hunting, whether for instanue, there was any chance of his having a dream on the eve of the first meet next November. If so would he dream that, assisted by the most popular of hostesses, he was receiving with genial and unosten- tatious hospitality a host of sympathizing friends and neighbours who are crowding the large house and lawns of Waldershare; would he think that lie then got on the old. black, with the lady pack which he likes so much and who know him so well clustering round him like bees that he received with pleasure the congratulations of the landowners, and of the military men whose qualifications in the field are so well known, and of the occupiers of the land who are so especially the support of the Hunt. Lord Gran- ville concluded by expressing in high terms his ad- miration of the manner in which Lord Guilford carried out the duties of the mastership of the hounds.
On the subject of Fox-hunting M. B. Lond." writes to the Daily News: "May I be allowed to state, with reference to Lord Granville's remarks, and your own article upon fox hunting, that probably only a physiologist is qualified to express an opinion as to the amount of suffering undergone by an animal hunted to death? The state of the blood and muscular tissues found after death in such cases, as shown especially by recent physiological inquiry, in such as points conclusively to the fact that this suffering is of a very extreme kind. Let a man in the last stages of exhaustion be pursued uuder the influence of a dominating terror, and he will be able to appreciate it. How far a problematical amount of physical improvement to the individual (capable of being obtained in other ways) can be held to justify the infliction of so much pain and distress, and how far the moral effect upon the mind of any one consciously seeking pleasure at such an expanse to other sentient beings is bad, are questions certainly open to discussion."
THE WELSH MINERS' FUND. (From Tuesday's Daily Telegraph.) The fund opened by the Daily Telegraph for the benefit of the Welsh miner-i having been recently closed, there devolved upon us the pleasing but difficult task of making a division of the large amount so generously subscribe t by the public. After deciding that it would be most in accordance with the wishes of the contributors not to merge their gifts in other and similar collections, the next point was to fix upon an equitable way of fulfilling the various kindly pur- poses expressed by the numerous donors. Leaving others, therefore to aim at justice in their own manner, we con- sidered that the objects of our subscribers would be best met by establishing the following categories of recipients:- 1. The four miners and th boy imprisoned during ten days. 2. The three miners and the boy imprisoned during eighteen hours. 3. The rescuers of the first and second rank. 4. The widows. 6. The orphans. Such a definition, properly made out, promised to cover every claim, and we accordingly took the greatest pains to sift all the evidence and to obtain the fullest local information, in order that the list under each head might be just and accurate. But we were not con- tent with this in a matter which related to such noble deeds of heroism and such endurance on the one hand; and which constituted us the almoners of such generous sympathy and love of tj/ue manhood on the other. We there- fore took measures to obtain the free judgment of the mining people of the locality upon our proposed scheme of distribution, not necessarily to control it, but with a view to afford us the confirmation of the general voice, and thereby to assure our contributors that the disposition of their funds had had the hearty gratitude and applause of the population on tii6 scene. The subscribers to The Daily Telegraphic will, there- fore, be pleased to learn that the amount placed in nnrhands was distributed on Saturday in a manner whicli^ received the warm approval of the best advisers living in the local itv among those who have interested themselves in the matter as well as of the miners who were immediately concprned A gentleman representing this journal was deputed to make inquiries on the spot respecting the men who had the truest claim to be known as the deliverers. Ou Saturday this memberof our staff attended at the l'orth Hotel' Portli and consulted a number of the men upon the scheme which had been drawn up. This was, that, of the Â£ 1,200 to be dealt with, certain proportions should be Given to George Jenkins. Closes Powell, David Jenkins, John Thomas and the boy David Hughes, whose imprisonment for ten days so greatly aroused the public excitement and sympathy; to Edward Williams, William Caslier, Thomas Morgan, aud'the boy Richard Morgan, who were liberated after a confinement of 18 hours, but not before one of their companions had been killed while trying to escape; to the three widows, Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. Edward Williams, and Mrs. John Hughes; to the children who were left fatherless; and last to the rescuers. Our representative also had the advantage cf conferring with the Rev. David W. Williams, J.P., of Fairfield, Pontypridd; Dr. H. N. Davies, Porth, Pontypridd; Mr. B. Williams, West of England Bank, Pontypridd; and Mr. W. H. Mathias, Porth. The men were informed that the large majority of subscribers to the fund had requested that the lad David Hughes, who had not only undergone such great peril, but had also lost his father and brother, should be placed at school under the guardianship of local gentlemen kindly prepared to see that he was educated for some less hazardous occupation. Mrs. Hughes is deeply gratified with this idea, because her boy, who is not very robust, naturally dislikef the dangers of a mine. The men whose names have been given above are now at Porthcawl, but those present all voted the scheme to be exceedingly equitable, expressed their grateful thanks, and, with characteristic generosity, hoped David Hughes would be remembered in the division of other funds. One hundred pounds was then formally placed to the credit ef this boy-who will b& fifteen years old in Septemberâ€”at the West of England and South Wales District Bank, Pontypridd; and the Rev. David W. Williams, Dr. H. N Davies, and Mr. Mr. M. R. Willams consented to act as trustees. They will probably arrange that he shall be placed at a first-rate school for three years, but their decision will be influenced by anything else which may be hereafter done for him. The Rev. D. W. Williams took charge of zC200, to be equally divided between the four men who were immured with this lad, when they return home The three men and boy who were liber- ated after 18 hours received e25 each. This last boy, Richard Morgan, about 14 years of age, seemed to have been well trained for his position, and his signature proved that he had made good use of his pen in school hours, To each of the widows was handed a cheque for Â£50. Excluding David Hughes, there were then 10 orphan children to be dealt with, most of them young, and it was considered that another Â£ 100 should be devoted for their special benefit â€”that is to say, Plo per head. Mrs. William Morgan has one child, Mrs. Edward Williams seven, and Mrs. John Hughes two. The mothers Nvei-P strongly advised to place the money in a local bank, and those who best knew the widows stated their firm belief that the good women would assuredly do their utmost for the welfare of the children. The chief difficulty then arose. It was to settle how the remaining iC550 should be divided amongst the rescuers, on whose devotion so much public attention has been fixed. Many miners, firemen and pit-hands had rendered gallant aid, but there were also some of higher position who equally knowing the awful risks, yet deliberately and cheerfully faced a terrible death in the hope t'.at they might bring forth their humble comrades. Again, it is a mistake to suppose the time of greatest peril was when the final blow was struck which enabled the captives to escape. Isaac Pride, the miner whose pick actually opened the way out, and who was unani- mously recognised on the spot as one of the bravest of the brave, himself declared there were moments of far greater danger than the final stroke, and that there were others entitled to at least as much consideration as he. Pride, a very intelligent, modest man, who has more the appearance of an engineer than a miner, would have crawled through the hole he had made, but his broad shoulders prevented him, and Abraham Dodd was thus pushed forward. It was generally admitted that from about one till Jive o'clock on the Thursday afternoon, and from two till six or seven on that Friday morning when the men were set free, were the hours when an explosion or a rush of com- pressed air was chiefly to be fearedâ€”when, in fact, the brave workers fought or, not daring to think of life or they must have faltered. It is, therefore, right the public should know that several brave fellows whose names have hardly been mentioned strove from first to last like real heroes, were in the pit day after day, night after night, and are to be racked with the foremost. Such men were John William Howell, Charles Oatridge, Gwillym Thomas, Rees Thomas, Richard Hopkins, and others. Splendid service was done, too, by agents^ engineers, and men to whom money could not be offered, but some of whom will doubtless be honoured with the Albert medal. They de- scended into the mine, and not only laboured hard with their hands, but directed the means which were successful. The most careful investigation of these various claims has been made by Lord Aberdare Mr. Wales, one of her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines lr. G. Williams, a local stipendiary magistrate and the Rev. David W. Williams. It is understood that a report has been forwarded to the Home Secretary, and will be submitted for the Queen's approval, after which we may shortly expect the names of the agents and workmen selected for Royal distinction to be gazetted. Near the scene of the disaster people are most anxious that if medals are to be bestowed her Majesty would graciously deign to find some occasion of distributing them with her own hand. Without pretending to reward all the noble fellows whose toil and courage deserved some recognition, the following were finally selected by our Commissioner as representative rescuers of the first rank-namely, Isaac Pride, John W. Howell, Charles Oatridge, Richard Hopkins, George Ablett, Rees Thomas, Abraham Dodd, and Gwillym Thomas. A cheque for L50 was given to each of these, and L10 each to thirteen in a second class Charles Benyon, Richard Howell, Yoan Williams, Robert Williams, Edward Davis, William Mor- gan, David Rees, John Griffiths, Thomas Griffiths, rhomasRees Thomas, Job Williams, Thomas Cheen, and David Davis. Out of this number only one even hinted that he ought to have been classed with the first, but when patiently ques- tioned he did not succeed in proving his case. One or two were sorry they could not be included, but quietly ac- quiesced, knowing there were other funds to be adminis- tered. The recipients repeatedly requested that their heartiest thanks should be given to those who had shown so much sympathy for them. Some of the miners them- selves then asked if a little token could not be offered to their leaders who worked so manfully in the mine, but who could not accept money. In compliance with this request it is proposed by us to expend the balance which remains over and above the amount thus distributed in the purchase of two larger silver tankards and thirteen smaller ones, which are to bear a brief suitable inscription and to be presented to the two leading officials who worked most devotedly in the colliery, and to the thirteen who next to them >ost ardently animated and helped the pit-hands. These modest but proud souvenirs will be all the more worthy of their recipients becauseâ€”sympathising with our purposeâ€”Mr. Benson has undertaken to provide them at the cost price of the silver, without any charge for manu- facture. Thus, then, we shall have fulfilled our steward- ship, to the satisfaction, we trust, of all the subscribers to the Daily Telegraph Fund; nor can we grudge any trouble or labour in a cause so thoroughly worthy of faithful efforts.
AN OLD LADY'S PERSECUTIONS! Mayfair tells the following :â€”The refusal of the Prince of Wales to attend the Centenary show of the British and West of England Agricultural Association reminds Lie of a story told in Bath, which is, I believe, literally true. Some years ago His Royal Highness received a similar invitation. There was at the time an old lady resident in the city who was in the habit of taking a daily constitutional in Victoria Park, in the company of a fat poodle which she had attached tc her girdle by a piece of ribbon. The couple, by reason of the comicality and regularity of their appearance, becafne a standing butt for small wits, an attention which the olJ latiy -n"Lhei Oh .IHi, he .1JQ!)( !ie tuUUt (If !) â– â– t selfâ€”warmly resented. Wijen she heardthart, t. of Wales had been invited to Bath, andvtliat there was? some expect-ltio of his accepting the "invitation,- sfce^ sat down and wrote a letter to His iioyalT-'lighrn detailing the persecutions to which she and her poodle; were subjected, and earnestly warning His Royal Highness that if he visited a city capable of such be. haviour, there was no telling what might happen to him. I do not know what share in the decision of al His Royal Highness the receipt of this letter had, but it is certain that by an early subsequent post th$ Mayor of Bath received a communication announcing that the Prince of Wales would not be able to visit Bath. The old lady who, with her poodie, lives to this day: has a strong opinion on the point, and does not miss an opportunity of informing her friends and neighbours that if she and her poodle had been more ceremoniously treated, Bath might have beenhonour by a Royal visit."
MODERN WAR FLEETS. In London, on Friday in last week, at theRoyai United Service Institution, Mr. J. Scott Russell, F.R.iS., real a lengthy paper on The Development of our Modern War Fleet." Admiral Sir Henry Codrington occupied the chair, and there was a distinguished attendance of scientific men and officers of both branches of the service. Mr. Scott Russell remarked at the outset that he believed there was no maxim more deeply true than that Readiness for war meant tne power to keep the peace," and the less known but equally trite .-saying that' "Diplomacy makes warsâ€”the Army and Navy 8Eu them." He desired to ask the advice of those present who had taken a leading part in our past wars aud who would have to take a leading part in our coming w&r._ As an elder brother of another profession it was his duty not to give information or advice upon matters of war, but to ask for advice to enable his profession to do its duty in supplying the fittest tools for the work required. Therefore, he wished to learn what that work was to be, and how the profession wished to set about it. In the consideration of the development of our fleets in the future one or two questions were in- volvedâ€”1. What isamodern seafight ? 2. Our modern man-of-war. He had endeavoured to learn under what- conditions a sea-fight would begin, and lie had found that the commander of a ship, standing on his deck 24ft. above the water line, would see his enemy fiorue six miles off. Six miles at 14 knots anboiiri,ave about 18 minutes for preparation before contact with the enemy. His preparedness within that 18 minutes would be the condition in which the fight would heriJi. In the lecturer's opinion, it would be unwise to fire a shot but wait for the moment of collision. If the enemy came stem on they should strike stem to stem which ever gave way would suffer, either by offering a broadside to the ram of his opponent or to the full effect of the broadside guns. In his judgment the ships would not meet stem to stem in perfect line, but would strike more or less aside. They would rebound, might repeat the manoeuvre, discharge broadside-guns, and be meeting: again, end on or right athwart. It seemed unlikely that a ship would last through jnore than three such encounters, or that tne time of the engagement would be prolonged. Eighteen minutes for preparation and 18 minutes at lose quarters would be a long fight in these days* The modern man-of-war demanded many coudifc&us to fight such a fight, and to win it. Sh^&uÂ«t be "speedier," to choose the best time and t-fafc best place; "handier," to choose the best parings; stronger bowed," so as to sink without l> \sunk and with more gun power, so as to throw nwe and larger shells with a greater initial velocity nt close range. Ramming power and the bow struct 1115 were of the first rank in a war ship. The present gytain of providing the ship with a sharp point or undÂ«f'water stem lie did not consider a good one. Itwenk6upathe ship, gave a lever to the enemy, and made a snuilhole instead of a large one.- A nearly upright stem, r6ltnded back above and below the water line, would do the most harm because it would cut across the decy, let- ting water into three or four parts of the ship asstead of into one. Having carefully considered the matter he had come to the cone] iisiori that the system of I'case- mates was the best. The ship should be built in case- mates, each casemate containing its gun, with place for the workers. The casemate should be built of iron or steel, so that the shells of an enemy exploding therein would not reach the rest, and water entering there would not spread to other parts. But it should be so constructed as to add nothing to the dead weight of the ship, but on the contrary give it useful strength. A war ship in its midship body 220ft. lorg, could carry 40 big bore shells guns in 20 casemates, each lift, by 20ft. Steel armour should be used and not put onaccording to the present system of bolting. Joints in the armour of a ship, as at present, were weak places; bolts and bolt holes were the causes of cracks and should be done away with. Dealing with the question of the guns the lecturer said he hoped thaj, some good fortune would one day decree tha t there should be one pattern gun for the Na"y; that it should be of Win. bore, should throw steel' shot, should be of a certain weight, and should bo only of a certain cost. Until that came to pass he believed that our naval practice would bo as at prcsert, chaos. He further desired to see the Government building a large number of gun- vessels in which the prow should be so constructed a" to be the gun-carriage. With regard to torpedoes, the lecturer trusted that naval men would not themselves to consider them aa anything especially dangerous. Admitting, as-wns said, that a torpedo boat could come within a 1,000 yards of an iron- clad and send a torpedo right into her, and j. a second cause her (Instruction, he had only to ,ay to naval men, make yourselves and your men faisvliar with the torpedo and take care to destroy the tr,ty,do boat before it came within the desired dimtuog, Mortar boats were as dangerous as torpedoes, for they could fire explosive shells upwards which should fall vertically downwards through a ship's defck and ex- plode in the midst of the vessel. So, though it was .a little secret at present, explosive shells could be fired do wn into the water right under the bottom ef a ship and explode there at the same moment as shells were "descending and exploding from above. That would done in the next marine fight. A short discussion followed, in which Sir Henry Codrington, Admiral Lord Dunsany, Captain Price, R.N., M.P.. Captain Bridges, R.N., took part. Mr. E. J. Reed, C.B., said, in reply to the Chairman, that he for one felt so exhausted sitting for two hours in the hot room and stifling atmosphere, that he could not enter into the discussion with any satisfaction to himself. He had listened to the paper of the distin- guished lecturer with much interest, though he felt compelled to say that he wholly dissented from his views. He should be happy if the discussion were adjourned to another day to deal with the matter; and this was agreed to.
OUR SERVANTS. In London, on Monday afternoon, by permission of the Lord Mayor, a meeting in aid of the Princess Louise Home for Young Girls was held in the Egyptian Hall of the Mansion-house. The chair was taken, after the proceedj ings had been opened by the Lord Mayor, by Air. Edward Thornton. Mr. J. B. Talbot, the secretary, read a paper on Our Servants," remarking that there was scarcely a family in the kingdom which was not, more or less, dependent upon domestic servants for the proper regulation of the house and for the security of property. As a class, they were very numerous, yet there were but few good and trustworthy ser- vants. The reason for this scarcity was the want of proper training in earlji life. Servants were taken from the poorer class, and the sadly impro- vident and intemperate habits of that class induced a great neglect of the proper instruction of the chil- dren. They were left very much to themselves, and were under no effective control. Thus they grew up indolent, slovenly, dirty, and unfit for domestic duties. There was but little hope of amendment in the class. The present generation must die out, for such parents were beyond the reach of any effort to improve them. The system of Government education would doubtless improve the character and usefulness of the young. That education must be wisely adapted to the circum- stance,- of the children. Servants must be had, and from that class they might have a fair supply if a judicious and adapted training were pursued. A servant must not be educated as a lady. Mis- tresses do not want ladies as servants. They want them to do household work, to be clean, obedient, attentive, honest, and to take care of everything in the house. Their education, there- fore, must be with a view to that end. Give to a poor girl an education above the sphere in which she must live, and you render her discontented, and offer a premium to a future career of vice. Above all things, with girls of that class, they must be educated as far as practicable in the ordinary routine of domestic dutie s, with a knowledge of reading, writing, arithmetic, and a little general information. No thoroughly good ser- vant required more than that. All the more showy accomplishments which are suitable for members of the more opulent classes may safely be put aside, while habits are formed of industry, forethought, and conscien- tiousness in the discharge of ordinary duties of girls. It was well known that of the poorer class of girls, large numbers were employed in factories and other similar work, as well as in the fields for agricultural purposes. It nnght be safely affirmed that that course was not cal- culated to promote either the morals or the future welfare of those thus employed. There was another class from which servants were obtained namelv, from -the smaller tradespeople and well-to-do me- chanies but there was a notion among these that the children were too respectable to be sent to service, and thus a barrier was set up to their future advancement. A good servant was as-respectable as any member of society, and as highly valued and esteemed. There was yet another class from which, in a very small ratio, servants might be securedâ€”namely, destitute orphans, illegitimate and deserted children. It was impossible to calculate the number of that class, but it must be a very large one. Private benevolence and the workhouse provided for a great many, but still the far greater proportion were what might be termed outcast children," and grew up to fill our prisons. A few of those waifs were reclaimed and trained, and in some instances they made good servants. The subject of industrial train- ing would probably hereafter attract the serious atten- tion of the Legislature as a branch of the general 1 education, which had of late years been so widely and generously promoted. In the mean- time, it had been attempted with considerable success m some private institutions, such as the Princess Louise Home at Wanstead, where girls between the ages of 11 and 15, whether orphans or other- wise, who, either from their own disposition or from surrounding circumstances, were in danger of becoming depraved, were admitted in order that they might be protected from moral danger during the most critical period of their life, qualified to earn an honest livelihood in service, watched over during the years of early womanhood, and thus rescued from probable ruin, until habits had been formed which may be a safeguard to them during the remainder of their life, whether in service or amid the duties of married life. They were taught to read, write, and cipher, and every description of needlework and domestic work was regularly attended to, and every- thing was done with the greatest order and precision. Every girl remained in the Home she was deemed fit to go to service. From an immense number of appli- cations for servants, cafe was take* in the selection of places, and when the gii !> leave t|e Home they are provided with a good outfit and ali^hat is necessary to maintain a respectable station, o-id afterwards re- â– JKjtfdflri for stood c-cmttaietii*- A muuber of sauih y&jrfk had been sent out, a-nd were <:onducting them- "elves with great propriety and insliring the respect and esteem of their employers. The number of younc girls admitted had been over 1,221 during the past 40 I years, and of these only 10 had been dismissed for im- proper conduct. The paper of which this is a summary gave rise to a short discussion, in which Mrs. Fen wick Miller, a member of the London School Board, took occasion to controvert the assertion that the education given under the system of that Board had a tendency to unfit girls for domestic service.
THE LIVINGSTONE MEMORIAL. On Saturday afternoon the memorial stone of the Livingst01ie Medical Missionary *.ra Â£ ning Institu- tion was laid in the Cowgate, Edinburgh, by the Kev- Dr. Moffatt, the Afriean Missionary, in presence of a large number of spectators, including the B^ght Hon. Sir John M'Neill, G.C.B., Lady Lnama M'Neill, Mrs. Bruce, daughter of Dr. Liyingstone. and many of the leading citizens. After prayer by the Rev. Dr. Murray Mitchell, Sir f n ^Niell, who presided, referred to the labours ^r- Livingstone, who, he said, was the pioneer of Christianity and civilization in a country which was before his time believed to be without population. The stone was laid by Dr. Moffatt, who expressed the gratification he felt at seeing the commencement of a building for training others to take up the glorious ^.ork in which his son-in-law, Dr. Livingstone, spent his life, an(j jn thg interests of which he died. Dr. Moffatt had no medical training, and the missionary who went out with him knew still less than he did about medicine. He afterwards improved his know- ledge by studying some valuable medical books, and was able to doctor in some way or other, and the longer he lived and the more experience he got the more valuable were his services. He had witnessed much of Livingstone's success in surgery, the sacrifices he made, and how he exposed himself to danger in order to save life. He had left a bright name behind "7'Â»ue that would be well remembered by this Institu- t)on. He concluded by saying that so long as he was able to stir his tongue he would plead for this Institu- The buildings would cost 210,000, of which frouitf3,000 to 97,000 had been raised.
A GALLANT RESCUE. The following incident occurred recently during a general review of the Austrian cavalry. Not far off some thousands of cavalry were in a line. A little child, a girl of not more than four years, standing in the front row of spectators, for some cause rushed out into the open field just a.s a squadron of hussars came sweeping around from the main body. They made the detour for the purpose of salut- ing the Empress. UT1-.M MrmÂ»e was drawn lln on that part of the parade-ground. Down came the f^ mg squadron, charging at a mad gallopâ€” down directly upon: the child. The mother was paralyzed, as were others, for there could be no rescue from the line of spectators. The Empress utterpd a cry of horror for the child's ..destruction seemed inevitable, and sucll. a terrble destructionâ€”the tramp- ling to death by a. thousand iron i Directly under the feet of the horse was the little one- another instant must seal its doom-when a stalwart hussar, who was in the front line, without slacking his speed or losing his hold, threw himself over by the side of his horse's neck, seized and lifted the child, and placed it in safety upon his saddle- bow; and this he did without changing his pace or breaking the correct alignment of the squadron. Ten thousand voices hailed with rapturous applause the gallant deed, and other thousands ap- plauded when they knew. Two women there were could only sob forth their gratitude in broken acceats â€”the mother and the Empress. And a proud and happy moment it must have Deen for the hussar when his Emperor, taking from his own breast the richly- enamelled Cioss of the Order of Maria Theresa, hung it upon the breast of his brave and gallant trooper.
A YOUTHFUL HEROINE. The Halifax (Novia Scotia) Chronicle of the 16th ult., says :â€” The town Qf Pictou has just been the scene of one if heroic deeds ever done by a young girl; and another name has been added to the list of Canada's heroines. On the evening of. the 15th ult., Mrs. Laptain Ivy, a widow, on goin Â£ Â°ut of her house locked in the room her two children Henry and Alice, aged respectively five and seven years. About 8.30 p. m. they rose from the bed and lit the lamp. There was some wearing apparel hanging on the wall, and directly under was a trunk. On this thÂ«T placed the lamp, which immediately set the clothes on fire, and filled the room with name and smoke. The children were naturally excited in their dreadful position, Jiardlv knowing what to do. The little girl knew that the key was in the lock 011 the outside of the door. Her only thought appeared to be for the brother under her care. She formed the terrible project of jumping to the groand from the third-storey window. The noble girl, instead of giving the alarm from the wndow, was unable t8 wait. Her brother must be let out immediately; and accordingly, crawling out on a fiuolf fastened to the window, and lowering herself tho length of her short arms, she dropped down to the grotindâ€”adistanceof exactly 35ft. by tape measurement, The air caught under her olothes in lier descent and bioKs the fall, otherwise she roust have been terribly injured. She then rushed upstairs, but, itptfn opening the door, was horrified at the absence of all signs of her brother. Her perplexity found vent in cries as she ran for help. In the meantime the little fellow, scared out of his senses, did not need the command to stay until she opened the door, but crawled out to see where his sister had gene, and fell over the shelf to the ground. Happily, the internal injuries which he re- ceived, so-far as can be yet ascertained, are not very serious. The arm and leg of his daring- sister were slightly injured."
"BRITISH INTERESTS." In London, on Monday evening, the ancient civic guild of Merchant Taylors gave a grand entertainment in their stately corporate hall, situated in Thread- needle-street. The invited guestsâ€”numbering in all about 170â€”included, among others, his Highness Midhat Pasha; the Marquis of Salisbury and the Earl of Derby, both of whom are honorary members of the Company; Viscount Hawarden, Viscount Newport, M.P.; the President and two Senior Fellows of St. John's College, Oxford; Lord Ashley, Lord Hawarden, Lord H. Thynne, M.P., the Lord Bishop of London, Lord Sandon, M.P., Lord Eustace Cecil, M.P., the Bishop of Ely, Colonel Cole, M.P., Sir C. B. Adderley, M.P., and many more distinguished gentlemen. In reply to The health of the Honorary Members of this Company," the Marquis of Salisbury saidâ€” Gentlemen, as you are aware, several 01 your honorary Fellows are charged with duties which are esteemed honour- able, but which, undoubtedly, of late years cannot be con- sidered otherwise than arduous. Those who are intrusted with the government of this country, those who have the direction of its policy, like my noble friend (Lord Derby>â€” its general foreign policy (cheers)â€”those who, like others of us, are engaged on particular parts of it, and those who are connected with it in whatever form, have had no small part in the anxieties of the past two years. We feel that this is no common time in the history of England, and that we have laid upon us no common responsibilities by those who have honoured us with their trust. It is an anxiety which those who are connected with India feel specially, because, rightly or wrongly, in the popular sentiment, circumstances have riveted the attention of the world On what is supposed directly or indirectly to be connected with the destinies of India. But this is an anxiety free from apprehension, as we know that whatever we do will be generously regarded by the people we serve, and that whatever calls of duty we have to make.will he nobly responded to. (Cheers.) I am far myself from seeing many of the apprehensions which I hear around me. Sometimes these apprehensions take an ex- treme form. Now, I have a colonial friend who has been very much exercised in his mind, and in a very anxious state, in connection with the Cape of Good Hope. He pointed out to me that Russia was in Armenia, that Armenia is the key to Syria, that Syria is the key to Egypt, and that any one advancing into Egypt has the key to Africa. By this link of keys, lctag drawn out, he shows that the pre- sent victories of the Russians seriously menace South Africa. I have done my best to console him, but I feel his anxious feelings are only characteristic of the apprehensions which I constantly hear around me. It is not my inten- tion to attempt to enter narrowly into the foundation of such fears or the topics which should censole us. I do not feel any apprehension that this people or Parliament or the Ministers who govern them will ever be un- faithful to the interests of England. (Cheers.) I am quite sure that so far as it is manifest that our direct interests are concerned, any Parliament ever elected would hunt from office with ignominy any Government who neg- lected them.. But when we come from these direct interests to the indirect, a few words of explanation are necessary. Tor-iiigTff I have heard some elegant sentiments delivered, and far be it from me to deny the existence of fear. It may be our duty in possible contingencies to put forth our strength to defend those indirect interests; but when I say this I would recommend when anyone comes to you with the tale of our indirect interests being threatened to cross-examine them before you believe their statements. Caution, and extreme caution, is necessary before a Government risks the wealth, the prosperity, and the freedom we have around us, and before it breaks the peace of the world, perhaps bringing all the horrors of war into Europe, and this not in pur- suit of real honour, but for a theory and a dream. (Cheers.) It has generally been acknowledged to be mad- ness to go to war for an .idea, but, if anything, it is yet more unsatisfactory to go to war against a nightmare (Laughter and applause.) I would ask those who have been led away perhaps by their imaginations, into gloomy views on this question, at least to consider what ought to be their duty, if all was true. In the late Franco- German war the difference was shown in this way-they had arms of equal value, but the French always fired them off directly they saw their enemy on the horizon, while the Germans waited until their enemy was in sight. You Know what the result of that would be. I will not say that we have an enemy, although it is generally supposed that this war has been concocted against English interests-I believe it may be looked at in another light; but assuming that this is so, what is the wiser course-to allow your enemy to choose his own ground and to follow him through his deserts and impassable mountain chains, or to wait until he comes within your own range, and where your armies will be able to deal with him with invincible effect ? (Cheers.) This I mention as a matter of theory. No facts are within my knowledge which would justify me in representing that we have such an enemy, but above all things it behoves the English people to act up to their ancient name, and to look at these matters with that steadiness and prudence which, after all, fornit the best part of courage. Here in this kernel and heart of Englandâ€”here in this city, where some of its noblest virtues are developed and its finest charac- teristics formedâ€”here it is, we trust, we shall find those virtues which shall carry us freely through this crisis, that steadfastness and calmness which really appreciates the con- stitution as it stands, and which does not mistake panic -for real danger or phantoms for realities, but which if real danger arises, if our interests are threatened, will effectually defend them at any cost and any sacrifice until the good end be won. (Cheers.) The Master then proposed The Houses of Parlia- ment," coupled with the House of Lords the name of Lord Derby, and with the House of Commons the name of Mr. Mowbray, M.P. Lord Derby, who was loudly cheered, said Master, President, my lords and gcntlemen,-I beg to return you on behalf of myself and of the other members of i the House of Lords present our warmest thanks for the f high complifuent which you have paid us. It has been my duty in many places to returu thanks on beliali of that branch of the Legislature with which 1 am connected, Ge, I will not trouble you with those arguments with whioii you are familiar, showing that the British Constitution is the best which has ever existed. (Laughter*) Of course we take it for granted, but I way say thi; wi;h perfect truth, that a body like the House of L.wU nob qi ibe present tiuve be created, and if by any accident it were Oestroyeu you wouiu rind it very*diffi- cult to put anything in its place. A second Chamber has always been a difficulty with those whose fate it has been to make constitutions for Continental countries. If it is so ftrvn as to he really efficient, it is apt to take its powers a little too seriously and become obstructive, and if not so firm as to prevent it by any possibility becoming mis- chievous, it is apt to become ridiculous by mere inefficiency a, ow, in this country the House of Lords does exercise a real and substantial power, because whatever may be the particularity of its members, the body as a whole represents a social force real and effective. It is not unduly obstructive, because those who sit in it are persons who have had considerable experience in legal affairs, and who have, in the vulgar phrase, a large stake in the country, and who are quite as aware as their neighbours can be of the danger of producing a deadlock, or bringing about any interruption in the ordinary state of affairs. Well, coming from theory to practice, having had some ex- perience of both branches of the Legislature I should hot shrink from backing that Assembly, man against man, against the larger and more popular body of which for more than 20 years I was a member. In some subjects we have a decided superiority. We keep better hours (laughter), we don't indulge in any superfluity of talk (renewed laughter), and the most energetic of members of the Opposition if he sits in our House is not likely to indulge in that idea which I am told is entertained by some persons somewhere else, that they may possibly succeed in accomplishing their own object by creating so much general obstruction in the course of public business (laughter) that the public in general would be very glad to see them some- where else. Well, gentlemen, that is all I have to say on behalf of the House of Lords. This is not apolitical gathering, although I think I have noticed that some whose names had been associated with toasts have made kindly and friendly political speeches. I am not, however, going to enter generally into the question which at this moment is before us, more especially as if I were to do so I could only repeat the admirable arguments which have been used by my noble friend (the Marquis of Salisbury). No doubt we live in anxious and agitating times, and those who are responsible for the conduct of public business, especially those who are responsible for the management of the foreign affairs of this country, have not had what may be called a sinecure. I suspect very few men in this busy state of affairs have had fewer days and hours of repose than have been wanted the person who has now the honour of adEing yom (Cheers.) I agree in everything which has beenTaW by my noble friend-that we must be ready to defend our interests when those interests are attacked bnt on the other hand, we must remember when talk- incr' of British interests that these may be made to include anything done in any. part of the world, and which was not done by our sanction and by own desire. These are British interests, and we cannot refuse to recognize their imDortance. After all, we must remember this, that the ^reatest of all British interests is the interest of peace. (Cheers.) We have dealings wi the very-country -we have political and other relations in all parts of the world, and it is really no exaggeration to say that no two countries anywhere on this globe could go to war but some- body's interests would suffer by their so doing. We therefore are bound to bear in mind that our attention must not be confined to any one particular point. We have to consider what is the state of matters over the whole world, and we have to cnsider also the risk of involving ourselves in hostilities in any one part of the world when thereby we might disable ourselves from even necessary defence in some other place where our interests were much more threatened. (Cheers.) I say this only in a "eneral and theoretical manner; for my own part, having attended to foreign politics for a great many years, not many convictions have been so permanently impressed on my mind as that of the utter illcapacity-I do not say of the average man, but of the wise man, to foresee coming events. Therefore I am very much of the mind of Mr. Canning. Some one once stated to Mr. Canning that war must come sooner or later. lr. Canning's answer was, "Well, I had rather have the war later than sooner." Well, 1 am of the opinion of Mr. Canning. (Cheers, oniid which the noble earl anmhis seat.) Mr. Mowbray, AX.P., replied for the House of Commons. Later in the entertainment his Highness Midhat Pasha, whose health had been proposed in exceedingly complimentary terms and received with every mark of respect, said, speaking in French, of which the following is a translation:- I thank you, gentlemen, for the honour you have done me. I esteem myself happy to be in the midst of a society whose sentiments are a fresh proof of the goodwill and generosity of the English nation, and which it has never ceased to show towards my country. That noble English people, who constitute a true guide in seasons of peace as well as in distress, will not fail to be a true light in the obscure times through which Turkey is now passing, I therefore appeal to the Almighty for the preservation and prosperity of the two countries. The distinguished visitor was much cheered on re suming his seat. A few other toasts germane to the occasion were given in the course of the evening, the company separa- ting towards midnight.
"A T EPITOME OF NEWS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN. If rumour is to be trusted, Mr. Ward Hunt has done a brilliant thing in his department. Messrs. Napier's ship-building yard was sold at Glasgow the other day for k260,000, and report says that the Government have become the purchasers. They thus obtain a splendid property, at a very low price; and what is better, it is understood that no vote will be necessary, the savings in other departments being sufficient to provide for the expenditure. "-â€”The World. Mr. J. Boss writes to The Times to announce the first ascent of the Wetterhorn this year. It was made on the 8th of June by the Rev. Edward Frederic Cavalier, an Eng- lishman. He started on the previous day, with two guides, from Grindelwald. They slept on the roof of the club hut on the Glockstein, which they still found filled with ice and snow. On the 8th they reached the top of the Wetterhorn at about half-past seven in the morning, and returned safe and sound to Grindelwald at two o'clock in the afternoon. "Waiter," cried an irritable gentleman who was dining at a Paris restaurant, "this wiue is detestable ? It is not Veuve Cliquot ?" Well, sir," replied the garron humbly, "I don't know; it's very likely she has married again." A discovery of ancient coins has just been made on the estate of Mr. Allon Gilmour, a few miles from Cupar Fife In draining a portion of land seme labourers struck on what appeared to be a boulder, but subsequently was discovered to be a pot. A stone was firmly wedded into its mouth, and on being removed it was found that the vessel was filled with coins, the total number of pieces being 9,000. Most of them have the appearance of a well-worn sixpence, a few the size of a florin, though not quite so thick, and a small number are about the size of a shilling They are all silver, and so far as has been ascertained, of the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The whole of the master jobbing carpenters in Greenock have signified their willingness to pay their men 8Jd. per hour, provided shipowners are willing to engage work at that rate. Of course, as the masters work by "time and stuff," it matters not to them what wages are paid, as they seldom take jobs by contract. There is every probability that Pulman cars, or carriages constructed on a similar principle, will speedily become common on all our leading lines, for their success on the Brighton railway has been so marked that arrange- ments are being made for running them in connection with most of the fast trains. During the summer months the interior of each carriage will be kept cool by means of blocks of ice, and refreshments of various descriptions, in- eluding wines, will be obtainable from a buffet attached to the train. This will make railway travelling a luxury to those who can afford to pay for it. Maj or Adeane Barlow, having escaped from Egyptian bondage, is, says Mayfair, now on the high seas, ana times himself to arrive at the Victoria Docks in the Agra on the 15th. He is to meet his London friends at the Old Wan- derers' Club, and tell the story of his perils and hair-breadth escapes. A novelty which is sure to make a great "hit"â€” The fish torpedo.â€” Judy. Monday's Magnet says that the brilliant sunshine has proved a great stimulus to vegetation. The crops are still very backward, and under no consideration can an early harvest be looked for; but their general appearance is not unsatisfactory, despite the receipt of complaints from some quarteis. A backswood chap sent an Iowa editor a poem. The next day the paper poured half a column of sarcasm against the young man, and said the poetry was not worthy of an eight-year-old schoolboy. Then the rural lad sent the editor a copy of Horace's Odes, with the leaf turned down whence he had copied that 'â€¢ trashy poem." Mr. E. P. Weston completed his walk of 400 miles in five days at Bradford at nine o'clock on Saturday in last week. On the first day of 24 hours, ending at nine on Tuesday night, Weston had walked 96 miles 6 laps; on the second day 70 miles 2 laps on the third day 76 miles 6 laps^ on the fourth day 78 miles and on the fifth day 80 miles 7 laps. The last mile of the 400 was finished at a minute and a half before nine o'clock. The aggregate amount of time absent for rest was about 17 hours. On Saturday afternoon a young man named J ames Kerley, auctioneer's clerk, and another youth named Garrett, wnii out in a boat to bathe at Parley Chine, Bourne- mouth. Unfortunately Kerley, who could net swim. got cut of his depth and was drowned, despite all Garrett's exer- tiona to save him. The additions to the Zoological Society's Gardens during the past week include a Mesopotamia fallow deer, an African leopard, a cheetah from South Africa, a Humboldt's lagorthrix from South Africa, deposited; a Prevost's sqllirrel from Malacca, purchased; a black backed jackal from South Africa, presented by the Earl of Guildford.â€” Nature. 'Later news confirm the destruction caused by the j Peruvian tidal wave arfl earthquake. The number of lin-" 10t is set down at 600. The Great Western Railway Company have, it is stated, decided to remoTe their locomotive works from â– Wolverhampton to Swindon. The reason assigned for this step is "a.id K* fee that the Wolverhampton corporation have sold to the London and North Western Railway Company for the purposes of a new station a street which was many ago given by the Great Western Company to the town. Over 1,000 men are employed in the AV, olverhamptola works. The following cure for hydrophobia is taken from the Leipsic Jextmal".â€”Wash the wound with warm vinegar 10 tepid water, clean and dry it, then pour on it a few- drops of hydrochloric acid, which neutralizes the poison of the saliva. It is reported that an ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer has his eye upon bicycles for a lift to the revenue, should he ever get the chance of doing the work again. Con- sideving his own connection with this instrument, he might have been mercifulâ€”in prospective.â€”Court Journal. Last year the total number of British coins struck at the Royal Mint, as appears by a report just issued, was 30,036,410, and the amount L5,007,142 6s. 3d., consisting of Â£ 4,711,459 10s. in sovereigns and half sovereigns, k234,232 2s. lid. in silver, and V,61,450 13s. 4d. in bronze. The figures include the bronze executed by contract. It is usually thought that wheat is the most nutritious of all our cereals, and this opinion is current in almost all works relating to food. Recent investigations bv Professor Wanklyn and Mr. Cooper, as quoted in the Press appear to give the first place to rye. Rye contains more gluten. It is pronounced by them one-third richer than wheat. Rye, moreover, is capable of thriving in almost any soil. A French fishing smack has been captured by H M S Dasher whilst fishing within the limits of English waters', and has been taken with her crew to Jersey. The following are the average prices of British corn fnr the week ending June 9, as received from the inspectors and offi^rs of Excise :-Wheat, 65s, barley^ 36s. 6d. oats 27s. 7d., per imperial quarter. CoiTespondina week last year Wheat, 47s. 4d.; barley, 32s. lOd.; oats, 2,s. 5d Talking of fish-topedoes, one would like to know if it is true, Is has been asserted, that many of those sup- plied to our own ships were made at Mr. Whitehead s pm ate factory at Fiume in Dalmatia. It does not seem quite right that our navy should be dependent on a manufactory in Austria for what is believed to be likely to prove one of the most deadly weapons of modern maritime warfare. The World. A Japanese commission has been buying live stock at Kentucky to improve their stock at home. Seven steamers sailed from New York on Saturday last with full cargoes of breadstuffs and provisions for Eng- land. The quantity being exported is so great that the regular steamers are insufficient for the purpose, and an extra steamer, the Dirigo, is being sent by the White Star Line. 'In the cargo of the City of Chester ttiere are 4,400 boxes of butter in refrigerators. This is an experiment. Captain Burnaby is not the only British officer who has lately visited Khiva, or, at all events, its neighbour- hood. There is an officer, says the Pioneer, (an Indian paper) now in the 9th Regiment of Rawal Pindi who, when on involuntary half-pay last year, wandered all over Central Asia in the disguise of a Chinese merchant, accompanied by a Chinaman as guide and companion. Strange to say, Captain Butter is totally unacquainted with any Eastern language, yet he managed to make a survey of over 200 miles of the Attrek River without exciting any particular suspicion; and the results of his observations are now before the Government. Captain Butter has been sum- moned to Simla to give a full, true, and particular account of his adventures to the Foreign Secretariat. A return has just been issued, by order of the House of Commons, showing the number of officers, non- commissioned officers, and priyitcs ill the iXiIlti&j Yeo- manry, and Volunteers of Great Britain assembled for training in 1876. The number is as follows .-â€”Militia, 78,718, of which number 558 officers have received certificates of efficiency Yeomanry, 11,012; Volunteers, 174,184, including 4,937 certificated officers, making a grand total of all arms of 263,909. This shows a ratio of 6'36 per 100 of the male population between fifteen and thirty-five years of age, who are employed in our auxiliary Forces. The Birmingham Post says that the fund for the erection of a memorial to Sir Rowland Hill at Kidder- minster now amounts to Â£881. The postal authorities have conceded to the committee permission to canvass the employes of the General Post Office, and among last week's subscriptions were thirty-one from postmasters and post- mistresses. The movement is said to meet with special favour among the officials of Scotland. The house were Voltaire died is situated at the corner of a quay in Paris which has been named in honour of the great philosopher. For nearly twenty-five years after his death the room in which he died was never used, and it was said that the Marquis de Villette, the owner of the house, had put a clause in his will directing that the windows were never to be opened until the centenary of Voltaire's death. This stipulation, if it was made, has not been observed,"as a family now inhabit the house. During these melting days, let me give a hint to housewives. When the weather is stormy, put a few grains of salt, a uail, or a small piece of iron in the milk this will nr^vpnt. it from turning sour."â€” The W or id. J-Â£- The Paris Correspondent of the Daily Express says The Courrier de France states that it has received a 4 communication from a correspondent at Arras to the effect that the Bonapartists were openly spi eadmg the rumour in that town of an approaching marriage between the Prince Imperial and Mdlle. de M Mahon. the Pope is said to be the intermediary in the negotiations. The Correspondent naively adds that he gives the intelligence under the utmost reserve, but he aflinns that the news is widely spread at Arras. I sive it to you as a specimen of the ingenious fertility of imagination of a certain class of writers when they wish to serve party inteiests." Mr. Sclater-Booth, M.P.. President of the Local Government B)ard, accompanied by Earl Stanhope, on Saturday paid an official visit of inspection to the Exmouth, which has taken the plwe of the Goliath as a training ship for the pauper boys of London. Tiie. right hon. gentleman addressed the lads, and pointed out tha had been afforded them by the excellent recemrur in beincr made proficient to take their pianos in her \Iaie^tv's naw or the mercantile marine of their coun- WP cm^htlated them as well as their instructors on tlw'ir MTCarfttoe and perfect discipline, and urged them to cont!nt^thei?exertions to attain the high positions which wwe open to thÂ«m through the training they received on board that dJp, and he was proud of hfs connection with thfc Wdrk A telegram from Madeiria reports that the Sealcote, from Rangoon, has foundered fifty miles from Cape Seal, and it is feared that only the second mate and six of the crew have been saved. It is said that through careless legislation in reo pealing a severe statute Tenessee has now no law against horse-stealing, robbery or larceny from the person, hnlse or bridge-burning, or house-breaking to commit larcency or robbery. Bangle. All along received and destroyed. I was miles and miles away, by the dear old sea. Please do write. Shall we ever meet again? I often wonder, a Dien. â€”Advertisement in The Times. A despatch received at Malta from Port Said reports a reduction in the depth of the Suez Canal to 20ft. at the Mediterranean entrance, thus obstructing the passage of snips 01 greater araugnt. Miss Elizabeth Thompson, the painter of the Roll Call" and other well-known battle pieces, was married on Monday to Major Butler, at the Church of the Seven Dolors, Fulham-road. Cardinal Manning performed the service, and Father Antonio said the nuptial mass. At the conclu- sion of the ceremony a breakfast was given at the residence of the parents of the bride. Colonel Wyndham has obtained from the Kicg of Burmah 4,000 acres of land, to the east of the city of Mijn- dalay, for the purpose of cultivating cotton. In London, on Sunday afternoon a suicide from Blackfriars Bridge was effected by a well-dressed man, who was noticfed by a number of persons on the bridge to be in a very excited state. Having thrown his hat and some gar- ments into the road, before he could be prevented, he mounted one of the stone steps and leapt into the Thames, when he was drowned. Several boats put off but were tor late. Twenty-eight Dutch carpenters arrived in Glasgr on Monday to finish a Dutch vessel, the construction which has been delayed by the lock-out. The men are t lodged in close proximity to the yard. They were ac panied from the rlilway station by a body of police. The Bombay Gazette says that an America' missionary, Miss Drake, is preaching in the bazaar hundreds at Bassein, West Berar. The Good Resolve is the title of a new p Mr. Millais, which illustrates an old-fashione' custom a peasant girlâ€”the figure is life-sir before us with upraised face and serious express determining to keep a resolution suggested or Cl consultation of the Bible, leaves of which she is c turuing down. The Dutch Government has opened an arc) competition, in which foreigners are allowed to erection of a new university building fJ The author of the best plan will be entrusted execution of it or receive a prize of 5,000 florin author of the second best plan will receive a pri florins. The Perfecture of the Seine has just t number of volumes to be distributed as nr- municipal schools. They are 27,523, and will cost An unfortunate affray has taken place ai hama between some men belonging to a German and a party of French sailors, resulting in one of t being killed and two others mortally wounded. Th cation is said by the German authorities to have co the French but a searching inquiry was to be made affair. The Army and Navy Gazette says that it hi decided tn allow a uumbÃ¨r of provisional battalions Volunteers to drill at Aldershot this year, but thej be accommodated until after the close of the regulai â€”the eud of July. Some high prices were reached on Saturday disposal of the breeding stud of Mr. Gee, better kn the Dewhurst stud. No less than 8,000guineas wasp the sire Scottish Chief, a horse bred by Mr. Merry purchaser was Mr. Blenkiron, of Middle Park. Of the I Agility was taken by Mr. Vyner for 3,300 guineas, Virt 2,000. Violet for 1,750, Summer Eve for 1,300, Lady hurst for 1,200, and Idalia for 1,050 Prince Bismarck's organ, the NatiunaJ Zcitun published an article, entitled, "The Senate and the of Europe," to the effect that the destiny of France tranquillity of Europe generally depends upon the api ing vote of the French Senate. An odd adventure is related as having happeneu Paris to a fashionable .Marchionesa; leaving her carria^ according to custom on arriving in the Beis de Boulogne t, promenade in one of the side alleys, she was surprised by a sturdy beggar, in rags and armed with a club he announced he was about eommitting suicide, and asked as a last favour to be allowed to kiss the lady; seeing resistance to be use- less she consented the beggar then presented her with a five franc piece and decamped-Collrt Journal. The vacant Bishopric of Sodor and Man is worth only Â£2,400 per annum, an income considerably less than that of any member of the English Episcopates.' Six of the remaining occupants of the Episcopal Bench have each an official salary of Â£4,200; seven, Â£4,500; eight, Â£5,000; one, Â£ ?>.500 one, Â£ 7,00#; one, Â£8,000; and one (London), Â£9,000. The new Bishop of Truro is to have Â£2.500 a year.â€” Mayfair. The Army and Navy Gazette says that all regiments will in futurÃ¨ have an establishment of ten lieutenants, ex- clusive of the adjutant, those on foreign service being allowed eight, and those on home service four second lieu- tenants, who will have to await promotion until vacancies occur in the higher rank. This change will give universal satisfaction, as a break will thus be provided in the subaltern ranks, the want of which was a standing argument against the sub-lieutenacy system. In Texas, writes Dr. N. H. Paaren, they have away of training dogs with sheep. A pup is taken from its mother before its eyes are opened, and put with a ewe to suckle. After a few times the ewe becomes reconciled to the pup, which follows her like a lamb, grows up among, and remains with, the flock, which will follow the dog to the â€” fold regularly. On Sunday morning Dean Stanley preached a a sermon before a large congregation at Westminster Abbey, iucluding a strong muster of the Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers. The chief portion of the sermon dwelt MI the independence of the soul and the great aid to holiness found in useful and honest work. The carpenters of Norwich, to the number of about 300, struck work on Monday morning for an increase of wages. They now recehe sixpence per hour hfI they de- mand seveupence. The masters have resolved to demand made upon them. The golden oriole been seen and heard daily during the last six weeks in the -i chai ds of Preston Vicarage, WinghaTi. Kent. 'J'lfese birds never fail to pay an fiunnal visit to the neighbourhood but for many years they have remained but a few days. They are now, profcably, nesting. S who was travelling in Kansas, received the foHo",ing telegram Return immediately. Yew are a father." On the eve of his return, his lady frienfb, deter- mined to pluy a joke on IlllJ1, procured from the neighbour- hood tlirec other .Â¡ ..11 looi L. w Tryl-j.. ill an ndjoining apartment, aud covered them up. arrived, embraced his ",ife i" great delight, and was theft k led forth to behold his first-born. When the cover was raided an indescribable look of surprise overspread bis countenance as he exclaimed, Where are the resU" The gem of Barnum s menagerie this season is a little monkey (says an American paper). His mother is one of those fancy animals known as a white-faced baboon. His countenance might be that of Confucius, the Chinese Philosopher, or the profound mug of Aristotle, so wise, so wrinkled, so full of great thoughts and deep meaning is it. To see that baboon mother nurse that child To see her tip it over and administer the same sort of encouragement we all received at our beginning in the sweet bygone time 10 see her toss it in the air like any woman of us all with our babies, is to feel that we are gazing on a sister and believe in Darwin thenceforth and for ever. According to the report of her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary of Scotland for the year ending March last, the forces in the counties and boroughs are in an efficient state. The same report gives the total number of vagrants, tinkers, and unlicensed hawkers reported bv the police in the Scotch counties during the year 1876 at 43,893, an increase of 070 as compared with the previous year. The Windsor Castle, 1,074 tons, Captain Harrison, K.N.R., sailed from Gravesend on Sunday, boumd for Bris- bane, Queensland, and having on board the following pas- sengers ;-116 single men, 112 single women, 64 married people, 57 children between the ages of 12 and l, and 6 infants, making a total of 355 souls, equal to 320t adults. The executors of the late Mrs. Bunning, widow of a former London architect, have presented to the Corpora- tion of London, for the use of the Guildhall Library, two pictures by David Roberts, R.A., the one "The Jsave of St. Stephen's, Vienna," and the other A Street in Antwerp, of the value of Â£1,150. In accordance with Mrs. Bunning s will, they had been offered to the Government to be added to the National Gallery but the offer was declined, with the explanation that enough specimens of the artist's work were already hung there. The Berlin Correspondent of the Daily News says that a very ilerious fmpression has been produced by articles in the National Zeitunp which are believed to reflect the views in Government cIrcles with respect to France. Great activity prevails meanwhile at the .Berlin Foreign Office. Germany, the Correspondent says, will not attack France without provocation but should 8JJ. l'ltramontane rÃ©girne succeed the Republic it would be considered irreconcileable by its very nature, with European peace. The Rev. C. J. Ridsdale, incumbent of St. Peter's, Folkestone, has made an important communication to his congregation as to the issue of the recent appeal. He has received a letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury, who, with a view to remove the difficulty which the rev. gen- tleman stated in an address to his congregation, directs him not to wear a chasuble or alb at the administration of the Holy Communion, to abstain from using lighted candles and a mixed chalice. Mr. Ridsdale has written to the Archbishop accepting his direction, and on Sunday night told his con- gregation that he would obey his Grace's order, as a tem- porary measure for the present urgent necessity but he reserves his right to appeal to Convocation, and if that body cannot solve the difficulty as to the ornaments rubric he shall not feel justified in using any longer a dispensation which cannot last indefinitely without becoming an abroga- tion of the law.
THE MARKETS. MARK-LAXE. â€”MONDAY. At Mark-lane the grain trade has been very quiet. Engljah wheat was in short supply. With a thin attendance scartsely anything was done, and had sales been forced less money must have been taken. With reference to foreign wheat supplies were about an average. But little business was transacted, and quotations ruled in favour of buyers. X moderate supply of barley was Oil offer. Malting sold at about late rates, but grinding wea about 1. per qr. lower on the week. Oats 'were in fair supply and quiet reQuest. Inferior corn ruled rather easier. As reprds maize supplieil were moderate. The trade was dull, at drooping prices. Beans were about the same as last week, and peas were nominal in value. The flour market was dull, with prices exhibiting weakness. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.â€”MOKDAT. Owing to the weather the rattle trade has been weak in tone. Supplies of stock were about an average, and in ex. oess of the demand. From our own grazing districts the receipts of beasts were on a more liberal scale, and the general oualitv was satisfactory. Sales progressed with less free- dom the weather being unfavourable for killing and prices were not so firm as on Monday week. The best Scots and creases made 5s. 10d. to 6s. per Sib. OIL the foreign side of the market was a large supply of beasts. The demand was less active, and prices were a shade easier than on Monday last. The sheep pens were fairly filled. Business was not so brisk as last week, and less money had to be taken. The best Downs and half-breds were disposed of at 6s. 4d. to tis. 6d. per Sib. Lambs were rather quieter at 7s. to 8s. per 81b. Calves were barely so firm, and pigs sold slowlv. At Deptford were 50 beasts and 6,000 sheep. The following are the quotations- Coarse and inferior beasts, 4s. 6d. to Â£ second.quality ditto 5s to 5s 6d prime large oxen, 5s. 8d. to 5s. lOd. uiiiu, ob. 10 ds, ou. y coarse and inferior sheep. prime Scots, &c., 5s. 10a. ro os. r.Q fn 5. i second quahty do., 5s. ou^ to os. -a. prime t0 &s- & 9<i to 6s. 4d. prime &outhdowus, 6s. 4d tor?'8dÂ°- lambs Vs. to Ss. Od. large coarse calves, 6s. 6d. 1 A n'rime small ditto, 6s. to 6s. 4d. large hogs, 4s to 4s.' 'ed. neat small porkers, 4*. 8d. to 5Â». per 81b. to gink the offal. METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET.â€”ISLOITDAX Supplies were only moderate, but under the influence of the weather trade was extremely heavy. Quotations :â€” Inferior beef, 3s. to 3s. 6d.; middling ditto, 4,s. to 4s. 6d.; prime large ditto, 45. lOd. to 5s. td., prime small ditto, 5g. 2d. to 5s. 6d. veal, 4s. 8d. to Ã“i. 4d.; inferior mutton, es. to 8s. 6d.; middling ditto, 36. bd. to 4s. 8d.; prime ditto 5s. 6d. to 6s. 4d. large pork, 3s. 4d. to 4e. and small ditto, 4s. 4d. to 5s. per S!b. by the carcass. POTATOES. fliere was a steady demand for potatoes this morning, and with moderate. supplies, prices were much the same as last week :â€”Kent Regents, 100s. to 133s.; Eesexdittc, 110s.; rocks, 120s. to 130s.; flukes, loOs. to 100s.; Victorias, 110s. to 170s. per ton. aoPS- Â«. The market remains decidedly firm, hut athnr of Vsinsss in progress, the fine, warn, briUtotweath^r being all that could be desired in the rapid deva1Ã¸pment at th. young Btat. Foreign markete arc quirt, irtth rather more disposition cm the part of hoWere tb remise. II