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Facts and. Facetiae, —«—

NOT DROWNED

IHINTS UPON GARDENING.

THE LATE GALE.

THE , CASE OF A "PROMOTER."

RETURN OF FATHER IGNATIUS.

GREAT ROBBERY AT AN ARlYIY…

SHOCKING BATHING ACCIDENT.

VILLANOUS ASSAULT IN A RAILWAY…

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Our Miscellany.

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THE COURT.

THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c.

SHOCKING OCCURRENCE AT | LEICESTER,…

AGRICULTURE. .

REVIEW OF THE BRITISH OORN…

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REVIEW OF THE BRITISH OORN TRADE. During the past week we have had frequent falls of rain, sometimes in liberal quantities, with intervals of sunshine and warm weather. Nothing could be more acceptable to the country. The late crops of greenstuff are now out of danger: everywhere new verdure is cropping up through the bronzed meadows and corn-fields and in two months or less we may now have an abundant supply of vegetables but we doubt whether the rain is not generally too late for potatoes, excepting the very latest sorts, as they are more disposed to throw new small tubers than in- crease the growth of the old ones. The new herbage will be sweeter and more nutritious than that after a long-continued growth, and graziers have had a happy escape. The plough has been actively at work on the stubble, and market-gardeners have lost no time in planting out, while the late-sown turnips have a very fair chance, for the soil below is like a hotbed. Better supplies of new wheat, brought forward by the recent advance, have about reduced it again to the recent low price, and the facilities that farmers have found in thrashing have pressed on a free delivery: our rates have therefore given-way about 2s. per qr.,and, in the absence of a speculative demand, we may expect these fluc- tuations all through the season. Commissioners are send- ing in their reports that we have a general yield this season (4.1 qrs. per acre), with an increased growth of 100,000 qrs. in wheat; but, as we have begun upon the new crop nearly a month earlier than usual, our wants are necessarily about 2,000,000 quarters beyond the average so a large portion of the surplus of this year, whatever it be, was previously bespoke and, when the greater or less failure of all the other crops, including roots and grass, is considered, we doubt whether well-to-do farmers will readily throw away their, only chance. American accounts of increased growth are very much discounted by extensive damage through rust in the South and other States and the corn crop has yet to be gathered. I Everywhere old stocks were reduced to the lowest point, and some countries are sadly deficient, and France yet doubtful as to quantity. So we do not think, when prices come to their level, it will be a low one.-Mark, lane Express.

EXPLOSION OF FIRE-DAMP ON…

STORMS IN FRANCE.

THE STORM AT LIVERPOOL.

THE CONDEMNED MURDERER IN…