"FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. The question of annexation still occupies a promi- nent place in the discussion of continental politics. Two phases of this question are presented to the reader of the news from abroad—the annexation of Central Italy to Piedmont, and the Annexation of Savoy and Nice to France. M. Thouvenel, in discussing this question officially, on behalf of the Emperor of the hYench, maintains that the annexation of Central Italy to Piedmont is a European question, while the annexation of Savoy and Nice to France is a question which concerns France only. In other words, that Europe has no right to interfere with any little ar- rangement he, the Emperor, may make with regard to the acquisition of territory. With regard to the annexation of Savoy to France, everything shows that the Emperor of the French is determined upon it. Meanwhile, however, the Savoy- ards themselves are to have a voice in the matter. The Governor of Annecy, m bavoy, has issued a pro- clamation in which he calls upon his countrymen to exercise their choice in a manner befitting their nation- ality. The French papers maintain that the Savoy- ards desire. annexation to France, but more reliable telegrams from other sources indicate the desire of the Savoyards to remain under the rule of Victor Em- manuel. In Central Italy the popular desire for ii annexation to Piedmont is unmistakeable, as has been manifested by the voting which has taken place. Piedmont, it is said, entertains very hostile feelings towards Austria, and not unnaturally, considering the conflicting claims of Austria and Piedmont, with re- gard to Central Italy. It is even anticipated that war may «nsue. Military preparations are being actively pushed forward in Piedmont, ine Moors are making desperate efforts to resist the Spaniards. Tangiers is to be fortified as far as possible, and the women sent. away. War to the knife is therefore what must be looked for, aa the Spaniards are determined on aggression.
FOREIGN ITEMS. The Paris papers publish the following, dated Antibes, March 12 :—" The attempted Italian manifestation in Nice has failed. Only 600 persons were present, nearly all of whom were Italian employis and children." The annexation to France is impatiently awaited. The Patrie publishes the following message, dated Bologna, March 12:—" An almost perfect unanimity of suffrages for annexation to Piedmont is reckoned upon in the Romagna." A calculation of the Patrie demonstrates that the Piedmontese army, when united to that of Central Italy, will number 200,000 men. CHAMISERY, Monday. The Courrier det A Ipes publishes a supplement announc- ing, upon information obtained from an official source, that Savoy will not be dismembered, but will form two depart- ments, and will preserve its Court of Appeal at Chambery. MoDENA, Sunday Evening. In all the towns of the-ffimilian provinces the number of people assembled to vote is extraordinary. In the country the clergy are conducting the population to vote for the an- nexation. FLORENCE, Sunday Night. The number of people assembled to vote has been very great, and perfect order has prevailed. Out of 32,000 persons inscribed on the lists in Florence, about 15,000 voted to-day. The streets are decorated with French and Italian flags. An address to the King has been signed by the clergy. The peasants, headed by their curfis, are on their way to the voting-places, and keep admirable order. The people are everywhere enthusiastic and full of confidence, and their behaviour is excellent..1 THE ANNEXATION OF TUSCANY. LEGHORN, Tuesday. The following is the result of the voting in Sienna. Pisa, and Leehorn:— For annexation to Piedmont 88,026 votes. For a separate kingdom 333 }) Maioritv for annexation S7.mx vnt.«s The number of persons inserted in the lists is 45,518. FLORENCE, Tuesday. The returns of 30 communes give 101,386 votes in favour of annexation to Piedmont, and 2,809 votes for a separate kingdom. PARMA, Tuesday. The number of electors registered in this town is 16,091, of whom 14,051 voted for annexation to Sardinia, and 51 for a separate kingdom. The number of electors in the provinces is 57,212, of whom 48,070 voted for annexation, e and 113 for a separate kingdom. The returns of one district and five communes have not yet been received. ROME, March 6. During the night bills were posted up in the streets con- gratulating the Romans upon having obeyed the prohibition against smoking, but now removing it. To-day, therefore, everybody smokes. The army has been increased to 20,000 men, but desertions are numerous throughout Pesario and the Marches. NAPLES, March 6. The English fleet has arrived; part of it has anchored in the port, the other part proceeding to Castellamare. This eVent has caused a great sensation. For several nights tricoloured cockades have been scattered in the streets. Fresh arrests of shopkeepers and porters have taken place Within the last two days. The military preparations con- tinue, and the works at the arsenals are carried on without Intermission. The formation of a moveable column to rein- force the army of the frontier is spoken of. It would be commanded by the King.
The Nord states that Abdul-Medjid has just narrowly escaped causing a ministerial revolution. The Sultan wished to marry a slave, which he had full right to do, and the Ministers made no objection. When, however, he asked them for ten millions of piastres for the marriage fetes, they pleaded the penury of the treasury, and refused. The reply of the Holy See to the last proposals of France has arrived in Paris. The Pope declines the proposition to confine within an exclusive political compass a question which, as it concerns the integrity of the patrimony of Jsaint Peter, Is intimately bound iip with the independMce of the Church. Although decidedly rejecting the proposition to create a Vicariate of the Romagna, in favour of a foreign sovereign his Holiness shows himself disposed to enter into the path'of reform, on condition that the integrity of the fstates of the Church is guaranteed. General Wildenburch arrived at Modena last Saturday. 1 'Crowds of peasants, displaying flags, came from all parts of the provinces, in order to be inscribed in the lists of the approaching suffrage. The same enthusiam prevails through- out the JSmilian provinces. The Modenese cfergy have ad- dressed a petition to the governor, expressing their wish for annexation to Piedmont. The clergy of Piacenza have trans- mitted an address to the Intendant-General, accompanied by 1 a letter to the King, in which they say that the duty of the ] clergy is to give an example in acts of patriotism. 1 It is stated in Berlin that the English Government will not protest against the annexation of Savoy and Nice to France, but will support Switzerland in her claims concerning the neutralised districts of Savoy. It is also stated that, although declaring an intention to maintain a passive attitudeif the Emperor Napoleon persists in the realisation of his wish for the annexation of Savoy, Austria has nevertheless notified to our Government that she has already informed the Court of the Tuileries that if ever the Rhine frontiers shall be menaced, she would immediately unite with Prussia for the protection of the territorial integrity of the Germanic Confederation.
PIEDKONTESE PREPARATIONS, There is no example in the military annals of Piedmont of any such activity as has been displayed by General Fanti, the Minister of War, during the last forty days. Piedmont, which two months ago had only 45,000 men under arms, will have 150,000 on the 1st of April, with a corresponding number of horses, complete stores, ten batteries of rifled cannon, and several thousands of rifles. These are results not to be disdained, as they Place Piedmont in a position to meet all eventu- alities in accordance with the energetically ex- pressed wiU of the King during the last days of his stay in Milaii. Garibaldi, of whom little has been neara since nis marriage, has been summoned to Turin, but he has notbeen able to come yet, on account of in- disposition. His arrival is impatiently expected, for his popularity may prove very serviceable in case of Qeed. DIAMONDS IN AUSTRALIA.—A digger has brought down from Echunga to Adelaide three supposed dia- monds, which he had recently discovered there while searching for gold. One is of large dimensions, and ou weighs about an ounce, and the other two are about the size of peas. They were found in gravel, at the depth of about 20 feet from the surface. THE POPE'S HEALTH.-The Holy Father, say. a private letter from Rome, continues to enjoy good health, although hia troubles seem rather to increase than to diminish. Although he has no human or earthly grounds of hope, he never loses his confidence in God, and is firmly convinced that all will end well. He feels that his is the cause of right and justice, and thi« make, him keep Up his Bpiritsf £ ORT^NIN:E CHILDREN DROWNED !—From the ^amft^rivanin^ttfat°a*We W that a most terrible nTAf to^o,„fth4?rbefi?n fir Illinois river, and about 25 °TfiffI school children, in attendance Place, went out upon jwy, andmthone.rcepta^^ e^i.» fcCa^10 -4. Vinvinc* Inst n*8 mourning, almost ^eryfamily m it having lost one or more of Its mem- AUSTEIAN « RFORGANISATION.If wo'r.ds had the P .^er of improving the condition of Austria, the last¥ .Woul<i have been wrought four times within the p( twelve years, for not less frequently than this has Perfect reorganisation" been taken in hand, and thp trial gave the lie to the perfection of in J?receding attempt. The present makes the fifth ceritve ^tegory of attempts, and if a want of sin- failnf„ been among the causes that led to the to predecessors, no favourable augury is Para0rme<trCe^ ^?r ^e eventual issue of the latest a TvrnlJr ^mPerial liberalism. From a paragraph in the work we perceive that, in Italy at least, per savs twrej0rm ^as no^ commenced. This pa- ariivinrr in in' y after day, political prisoners are W havP kf',rge .ganSs from the south. A great num- Innspruck ilncarcerated in the Frohn Veste at added to tho .strong detachment of infantry is them the refractory Italians. It liberal intention* -7 c*n ^ey not comprehend intentions of a reforming Emperor ? A USURIOUS DEALER PUNISHED.—A case ex- citing some interest has just been submitted to the Tribunal of Correctional Police of Paris. A young woman named Leveque, who carries on business as a dealer in second-hand ladies' dresses, was accused of usury; and it was proved that to a retired military officer, named de Gombault, she had given 300f. for a bill of 600f. at three months' date, 275f. for one of 300f., also at three months' date, and only 200f. for one of 2,000f.; likewise that she had given to several other persons bills for amounts much larger than the cash advanced. It was likewise proved that, in addition to the bills, the woman took pawn tickets or other articles as security for her loans; and that to some persons she gave only part of the sum promised in money, the rest being in goods. It was further stated to the Tribunal that from letters and other papers which had been seized in her possession, it appeared she had been in the habit of letting out on ap hire, at an exorbitant rate, watches and jewellery, and even bank notes One of the letters seized offered, for example, 25f. a month for the hire of a bank note of 500f., and 20f. a. month for a diamond ring worth between 200f. and 300f. The object in letting notes on hire was, it was stated, to enable people to seem in society richei- than they were. The Tribunal con- demned the woman to four months' imprisonment and 3,000f. fine. An elderly man was proved to have acted as her agent in many of the acts of usury, and to have profited by them; he was, therefore, condemned to three months' imprisonment and 1,000f. fine. DEATH OF A BENEFACTOR OF THE PRESS.— Last week the world was deprived of a man whose in- ventions certainly belong to the number of those which have exercised the greatest influence upon the develop- ment of the present generation. Herr Bauer, the origi- nator of all the various quick printing methods, died in Wurzburg at the goodly age of 70 years. He was a native of Wurtemberg, and followed the profession of an engineer. As early as the year 1810 he began to turn his attention to the improvement of the printing-press, which till then but slightly differed from the form originally given to it in the age of Gutenberg and Faust. In the year that witnessed the defeat of Napoleon upon the icy plains of Russia his assiduity was crowned with success, and in 1814 the first quick press ever in existence was constructed by him for the print- ing-house of the Times. But, in spite of this success, his progress in life was slow. Four years elapsed before he was able to establish (in conjunction with his friend Konig) a small manufactory. Since then his fame gradually extended, till at length the firm of Konig and Bauer gained a world-wide reputation. The second press that issued from his hands was made for a newspaper office at Berlin; the third for the State Printing House of Prussia; while the fourth went over to America, to initiate the era of machine printing which has resulted in the stupendous ramifications of the daily and weekly press through- out all the towns and settlements of the United States. He had retired from business some time since, though he lived long enough to see the great improvements by younger inventors of his original creation. A YOUNG LADY NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH!- A young man, residing in Buffalo, had been a regular visitor at a lady's house, and on one occasion the lady's mother asked him when the marriage was about to take place. The gentleman treated the affair as a joke, when the young lady immediately arose, and bringing a bottle of vitriol from an adjoining room, dashed the fluid into the face of her supposed lover, terribly dis- figuring his features, destroying the sight of one eye, and injuring the other helplessly. HINTS TO PARENTS.—We need not say the following is by an American editor:— A kitten should always be kept where there are children; when they are tired of pulling its tail, they can put it into their father's boots. A box of colours is also a source of great amusement, affording them an opportunity of daub- ing their faces, and of appearing in illuminated pinafores. It is well to let them know where the preserves and pickles are kept, so that going after the jam they may get a bite of the capsicum. On wet days they should be allowed to put peas Into the piano, and thump the keys with their drumsticks. Train them to pull gentlemen's whiskers, and wipe their candy hands on ladies' dresses. EXTRAORDINARY SuiciDEs.—A Vienna letter of the 9th inst. says that on the 3rd inst., two officers went to Moedling, a small town some ten English miles distant from that city, and their behaviour was so very strange, that it was believed they intended to commit suicide. After dinner, on the 4th, the officers walked out to a place called the Bruhi, and when in a wood they perceived some gendarmes ad- vancing towards them. Both of them immediately drew pistols from their pockets and made use of them. The one shot himself dead, but the other was still alive the day before yesterday. The names of the officers are not known to me, but during the last two or three days it has frequently been stated in my presence that a near relative of Baron von Eynatten is missing.
Pisttllamm inters! fhtos. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS ON THE BALLOT. -Lord Teynham will, on Monday, 19th inst., move his resolution in favour of the Ballot; and in the House of Commons Mr. Berkeley, M.P., will, on the following day, move for leave to bring in a bill to cause the votes of Parliamentary electors in the United Kingdom to be taken by way of Ballot. BE OF GOOD CHEER !-The "Morning Herald says ° We are not among those who despair of our country. We believe, with M. Prevost Paradol and the writers in the hireling press of France, that the sun of England's glory is set, nor that some wretched demagogue will reign supreme among men whose forefathers were proud to call Elizabeth their Queen. THE DANGERS OF THE SEA.—At Southampton, Frederick Carmeen, a man of colour, has been re- examined before the Southampton magistrates, charged with the wilful murder of William Henderson Horner, the captain, and of Walter Beevan Cooper, the chief mate of the ship Accrington, of Liverpool, oa the high seas. A preliminary examination had been taken by a naval court at Pernambuco, under the 267th section of the Merchant Shipping Act, and Mr. Cowper, her Majesty's consul at that port, sent home the prisoner and witnesses. The prisoner is apparently a half-caste, of short stature; he is a married man, and when on shore his home is at Liverpool. The two deceased persons are represented to have behaved with the greatest brutality towards the crew, and even the women on board did not escape violence at their hands. The evidence altogether was of a very painful character, The Bench on Monday decided on discharging the prisoner. IN THE NAME OF THE PROPHET-RAGS I-If the Emperor of the French had not'consented to allow rags to be imported into this country, we should have had a fierce battle in the House upon rags (says the Illustrated Times); and members would have been eloquent, and impassioned, and declamatory upon ragged shirts, torn linen, and rotten garments. And it is confidently asserted that the Government would have met with a defeat. But now the cloud has dis- solved and passed away; for her Majesty's principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs solemnly an- nounced that the French Council of Ministers had de- termined to recommend the free exportation of rags. This announcement was received with great cheering, in the midst of which an odd question came across our minds—viz., whether that great functionary of the State, Lord John Russell, ever uttered that vulgar word rags" before ? We doubt it; for what can the son of the Duke of Bedford know about rags? WHAT A FAITH IN GREAT PRINCIPLES DOES!- How comes the House, after nights of serious con- troversy and apparent divergence, to reunite at the proper moment, and thank her Majesty for such a Treaty? Is it regard for peace ? Is it the feeling that it is better to fling our troublesome neighbour two or three millions a-year in the way of duty on our manu- factures than to run the risk of ruinous wars, or live under almost as ruinous an expenditure in securing our- selves against them ? Is it simply that we want French articles cheap-though that is not to be despised ? We hesitate not to say that the ruling sentiment and com- mon bond of parties in the House is faith in those great principles of kindness, justice, and truth on which this world is_ constituted (says the Times). It is a very severe trial of this faith when we fling to the winds every farthing of protective duty, at the same time that we permit our neighbours to protect their own manufactures by imposts which in some cases will be I still almost, if not quite, prohibitive. On a .very grand scale, and under circumstances as trying as those ever imagined in samtly legend, we are giving to those who give not m return, and inviting those who invite us not again. We are heaping coals of fire on the heads of the xl rench manufacturers. When it is obj ected that our measures are too good for Prance we answer that if they are good for France they must be good for England, and that if they seem better for France than for England, that should be no objection. The British House of Commons, an assemblage of business men, representing all interests and all classes, assents to this doctrine. THE MASTER OF THE POSITION !—Tho great debate which closed on Saturday morning with.* a majority of four to one in favour of the French Treaty affords many creditable specimens of our Parliamentary oratory (says the Times). Mr. Gladstone, when winding up the debate, was so thoroughly master of his subject, and so entirely convinced of the soundness of his case, that he could not altogether disguise the contempt he felt for the arguments he was answering. WHAT 30 PER CENT. WILL Do !—The whole structure of French Protection fails, in fact, as every foundation in the sand has failed, and will fail. A day will come when France will see that the privileges she thinks she obtains by this Treaty are her own illusions (says the Times). Every article on which she levies her 20 or 30 per cent, will be so much the dearer in Prance, so much the worse, and so much less the means of developing her trade and her revenue Every figure of this sort in the new tariff represents a lower standard, a straighter economy, and a narrower range. The Chinese Wall is not a worse barbarism, and 30 per cent, will do no more good to a crowd of timid and selfish manufacturers than 30 cubits of stone will save a nation of cowards from a more courageous and enterprising race. WHY FRANCE IS NOT GREAT.—The "Times" makes. the > following sensible observations on the French nation:- Hardly a reason can be assigned why France should not be a great commercial country, with another France across the Atlantic, with a numerous family at the Antipodes, with a fleet of merchantmen crossing the ocean, with a population of hardy mariners at home. It must be said that, after all, the Empire of France is so only in name. Her genius is too local, too central, too territorial for empire. She hugs the soil, and has no confidence in race. While our people are ever fulfilling the primaeval command—increasing, multiply- ing, covering the earth,-ay, going into all nations, teaching and preaching, and making all the earth their home, France is burrowing deeper and deeper into her sands, and making her fair region and her happy site more and more a hungry warren. Her offspring cower under the tame domestic wing. She is dreaming of some little extension by subtlety or surprise, a bit borrowed or taken from a weak neighbour. She feels not how much an unclaimed continent or an un- trodden shore is better than a mountain slope, the heritage of a neighbour. But this is her faith. France believes what she sees, and prefers to look across the wall to Savoy, than the ocean to a hundred colonies. The best thing we can do is to do as we did on Friday night by affirming the Treaty- disabuse her of this narrowness by proving our faith in more generous sentiments and grander ideas. THE BURRADON COLLIERY EXPLOSION.—The colliery has now been thoroughly explored, the last bodies found being in the broken; the bodies that were missing when the last dispatch was sent off from the colliery being, it was suspected, under the exten- sive falls of coal and stone that occurred in the pit at the time of the explosion. There has been a consider- able amount of confusion as to the exact number of victims by the fearful catastrophe. The number it has been ascertained by careful comparison of lists, is 76. From the fact that many of the lads fled to the shaft before the second and most terrible explosion occurred, and so escaped, the larger proportion of those killed are men; and the greater number of them have left widows and children, or aged mothers and sisters, who were depending on their labour. The subscription on behalf of the bereaved promises to be most munificent. AN ARTFUL FEMALE THIEF.-At a London police-court, Charlotte Eliza Beaumont, late a servant to a gentleman of property residing at Camberwell, near London, has been charged with stealing nearly 571. in cash, and also with inducing a young lady, the niece of her master, to abscond from the house. On the 11th of last month the prisoner and the young lady absconded from the house, and, though the ut- most exertions had been used, not the slightest cine could be obtained to their whereabouts from that time until a letter was received from the young lady, en- treating that she might be taken away from her place of concealment. On receipt of the letter her friends pro- cured an officer, and proceeded to a coffee-house in Long-acre; they there found the missing young lady in a very ailing and desponding condition, and in a second apartment they discovered the prisoner. They also found a great variety of silk dresses, which the prisoner had purchased, and found bills amounting to' 201,, the amount paid for them. They further found letters from which it appeared that the prisoner had entered into a correspondence with some man who had advertised for a wife, and had made assignations to meet him, and that in the absence of the family she had been in the habit of admitting gentlemen into the house of her master. The prisoner was remanded. THE LATEST DODGE OF LONDON SHOP- LIFTERS.— A curious revelation has been made in a London police-court. During the hearing of a case, the prosecutor said that for some time past a short young man, well attired, and mounting a moustache, had favoured him with calling at his shop and making purchases. This gentleman invariably carried a hat-box of the usual appearance, but as it turned out, of most unusual construction. A blue box tied round once and only lengthways, the string passing over the lid and beneath the bottom, was here produced. The usual slight fabric forming the bottom had been removed, and a stouter material artistically substituted. This was cut nearly in the centre, one half being stationary, and the other so made as to act like a spring trap-door. The prosecutor explained that the owner of this mouse- trap was in the practice of placing it on the counter where he always had several parcels of goods displayed, and while the shopman's back was temporarily turned, indeed sometimes without, any article easily became the inmate of the trap box. Having received infor- mation from other sufferers of the very new dodge, he that morning seized the box, when the thief brought it in, but the fellow bolted from the shop. MANSLAUGHTER OY A WIFE BY HER HUSBAND. —At Aylesbury, Abraham JPembrook was charged, before Mr. Justice Williams, with the manslaughter of his wife. A verdict of "not guilty" was taken on a second charge of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm; and as regards the charge of manslaughter, a statement, signed by the coroner's jury, was read, to the effect that the crime was committed under pecu- liarly aggravating circumstances, the deceased having not only run her husband into debt, but left her home to cohabit with another man; and, further, "that the deceased, for some time previously to the infliction of the injuries, had been suffering from chronic disease of two vital organs." The judge, in passing sentence, said that nothing could justify the cruel and merciless beating inflicted by the prisoner. The sentence was that the prisoner be kept to hard labour for one year. THE RETURNS FOR THE NEW FRANCHISE.— We are now in possession of the return upon which the franchise proposed for cities and boroughs professes to be based (remarks the Times). Our readers are aware-of the general results which this return presents. The total number of electors for cities and boroughs in England and Wales amounts to 440,000, and, de- ducting from them the freemen, numbering 30,640, the remainder given is 410,000. The number of new electors occupying houses rented at between 61, and 101. is estimated at upwards of two hundred thousand, so that the increase to the constituency of cities and boroughs, exclusive of freemen, is calculated to be, as nearly as possible, one half. This, however, is only an average, and nothing is more deceptive than an average. In some places the addition is far less, in others a great deal more than one half so that the change, whether it be for good or evil, is very unequally distributed. MISTRESSES AND SERVANTS.—Don't imagine that if you,, who are in charge, don't look to household things yourself, those under you will be more careful than you are. It appears as if the part of a mistress now is to complain of her servants and to accept their excuses-not to show them how there need be neither complaints made nor excuseS.-Florence Nightingale. THE PAPER DUTY REPEAL BILL. — This bill has been printed. It repeals all duties of excise now payable upon paper of any denomination. These duties are to cease from and after the 15th August next. An allowance is to be granted of the full duty on all paper in stock in unbroken reams or unopened parcels on the 16th August, which may have paid the duty after the day of the passing of the present Act, and of Id. for every pound weight on paper which may have paid the duty before that day. With regard to the vexed question of the drawback, the London Committee have concluded an arrangement with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the following effect :-r 1. The Committee waive the right of export for reim- portation. 2. The Chancellor will embody in the Bill for abolishing the paper duty clauses securing a full drawback upon paper upon which duty may be paid between the passing of the Act and the 15th of August next; and a drawback of one penny per pound upon paper upon which duty shall have been paid previously to the passing of the Act. THE BROUGHAM PEERAGE.—It is not quite true, as stated by several papers, that her Majesty is about to extend the limitation of the present barony of Brougham and Vaux in favour of the noble and learned lord's younger brother. Such a course is simply impossible. What is in the course of being done is this:— A new peerage is being made out in favour of Lord Brougham as Baron Brougham, with remainder to his brother. The patent will bear the date of 1960, not of 1830, I' and the lutnre Lord Brougham will take precedence at the bottom of the roll of the House of Lords, next after Lord Taunton, and not, as now, next before Lord Talbot de Malahide. A COUPLE OF STRANGE BEQUESTS.—We read I' the following strange paragraph in an American paper:— A retired merchant, ot New York. named Rose, has bequeathed three hundred thousand dollars for the educa- tion in agriculture of indigent white chiidren, on the condition that a corresponding sum should be appropriated by the city, or raised by contributions, for the purchase and support of a farm in the neighbourhood. If this pur- pose be not carried out, the above sum goes to the American Colonisation Society, for the deportation and support of free blacks in Liberia. The deceased, who was a bachelor, has also left 550,000 dollars to his executors for charitable distributions. As a pendant to 'the above bequest, which if remark- able, is certainly munificent, we add another, which is truly very strange, but not at all munificent An eccentric old miser recently died in Vienna, who cut off all his nearest relatives, and made a very distant one, an extremely handsome young girl, sole heiress to his wealth, on condition that she married a man shaped as he was, the testator being, a hunchback, with a club-foot. F-he is also to live in a convent three months in each year, to pray for his soul. The heirs-at-law intend resisting the will, on the plea that the testator must have been mad. THE LATE BUILDERS' STRIKE.—The Confer-, ence of the Building Trades have addressed the work- ing classes of the United Kingdom, intimating that, in order that the whole available energies and resources of the working classes might be concentrated on a single point—namely, the defeat of the odious docu- ment, it was deemed expedient that the nine hours' movement should for a time be suspended. They then ask the question:— Are you of opinion that this movement should now be revived ? And if so, what steps are you prepared to take for giving effect to this opinion ? They then suggest whether the experience of the last six months is to be thrown away by the dissolution of the organisation; or whether by continued support, in the shape of a. small weekly subscription, the Confer- ence shall persevere in the prosecution of the work for which it was called into existence. CHURCH RATES AT TAMWORTH.—Mr. Whitmore has just been summoned for ll. Is. 9d. A formal notice of objection to the validity of the rate was served on the magistrates, the grounds being that a balance of 701. from a previous rate bad not been in- cluded that visitation fees were included, and that the assessment was defective. Notwithstanding, the Bench declared that they did not regard the objections as bona fide, and made an order for payment; though the defendant said they would distrain at their peril. It appears that many of the Churchmen of Tamworth re- fuse to pay the rates unless the Dissenters are made to do so; but as the rates are believed to be illegal, the Dissenters have hitherto escaped, though they have been exposed to much annoyance and expense. THE Loss OF THE NIMROD.—Every particular connected with the destruction of this ill-fated vessel is of the utmost interest, yet the very nature of the disaster renders it almost impossible to get at anything like a full knowledge of the facts. From some of the spectators who were on the cliff a few circumstances have been ascertained, which give a faint idea of the terrific scene they witnessed. It was about seven o'clock in the morning when the noise of the guns was heard which attracted attention to the vessel, and from the summit of a cliff two hundred feet high they saw her helplessly driving in, almost beneath their feet, huge waves making mere sport of the ship. The captain was seen between two of the male cabin passengers, busying himself actively, until the vessel struck upon a sunken rock, under the cliff. Then, when all hope was evidently at an end, he_ walked back to the stern, and quietly crossed his arms upon the taffrail, and sank his head upon them. A young gentleman, dressed in black, whom we may con- elude to be Mr. Gould, was seen without his hat upon one of the paddle-boxes, kneeling and apparently pray- ing. There could be seen awful and agonising terror amongst the women on board. A sudden dash of the vessel once more against the rock caused her to part, the stern giving way in one direction and the bow in another, and at once all were plunged into the roaring sea. Three or four rose to the surface, but all im- mediately disappeared except one, supposed to be Mr. Doyle, the chief mate, who had got hold of a lifebuoy, by means of which, it is said, he maintained himself afloat for nearly three-quarters of an hour. The time seems likely to be exaggerated. At last it slipped from him, and he, too, shared the fate of his- companions. Such efforts as could be made were attempted, but in the position of the ship were utterly futile. THE VOLUNTEERS AND THEIR BANQUET.—The noble head of the Commander-in-Chief, as he sat on the throne at the end raised table, at the Volunteer ban- quet at St. James's Hall, showed with princely effect, and seemed to form at once the apex, the axis, and the polestar of the whole. Unlike many public dinners, a genial spirit became general at ah early period of the entertainment. And as all threw off their reserve, and had made the necessary adjustment of their belts, opportunity was afforded for appreciating the extremely varied character of the company. Here, testing the clearness of his port, is an officer retired from the line bronzed with the sun of India; and there, sipping his champagne, is a fair-faced real aristocratic swell;" ,here, picking his teeth, is a pale man of letters; and there, is a ruddy country squire who has not lost his appetite in London. smoke; here, whispering the waiter, is a clean-shaved, comfortable-looking citizen; and there, with his deep-set eye peering through his hand closed like a telescope, is a hirsute artist; here is a bilious-looking lawyer, with rather a parchment skin, still over his plate, and while grave himself, keeping" all his neighbours in a roar; and there is an athletic young fledgling university man, pining for beer" and his "weed." A. VETERAN AT CHELSEA HOSPITAL.—Old Rich- mond is in good health (writes Dr. Maclachlan, of Chelsea Hospital), and bids fair to add another year or more to his already great age. On the 4th of March inst,, 1860, he was 105 His birth took place at Tam- worth, in March, 1755; but although efforts were made some time ago to ascertain, from the parish register, the precise date thereof, no record seems to exist. His discharge documents, however, are in this hospital. By these it appears he served twenty-four years in the army, from which he was discharged on declaration, the 24th of October, 1814, at the age of 58-so that he is at least 103, while it is far from improbable that the recruiting- sergeant was induced to make him a year or two younger, to insure his being accepted; a very com- mon expedient of this and former times. A MIRACLE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.— The correspondent of the Times, writing from Naples says:— A miracle-a mighty miracle-has just been wrought at Pozzuoli, and the Bishop, the Lord-Lieutenant, the Syndic, the Judge, and all the police authorities and agents have witnessed, certified, and registered it. A fire burnt down the church of St. Januarius, in Pozzuoli, on the first day in Lent. A strong wind from the sea saved the chapel in which the sweating stone is preserved, and the saint (or the fire) caused the said stone to run blood in profusion, some of which the Bishop caught with cotton wool! DEATH ON THE BENCH OF JUSTICE.—A letter from Welshpool, dated March 13, says, "Perhaps, with the exception of the lamented death of the late Mr. Justice Talfourd, no similar event has occurred which has created such a deeply painful sensation as that which it is now our painful duty to record. Immediately after charging the grand jury at the assizes for the county of Montgomery, Baron Watson, who had been for some weeks in ill health, was observed to pat his handkerchief to his face and a smelling bottle to his nose. He leant back in his chair, and it was evident that something more than a fainting fit had seized him. Several medical men were immediately in attendance, and every means were resorted to that medical skill could devise, but he grew gradually worse, and a sofa cushion having been procured, he was laid upon it and conveyed to his lodgings, whichjwere close athand. He had scarcely reached them when he breathed his last. The Baron's son happened to be attending his lord- ship upon circuit, and was, of course, in attendance upon him when he expired. It was stated by the medical attendant to be a case of serous apoplexy." You MUST NOT" HEAR 1 HEAR!" SiR !— The Oxford assize intelligence says that it is usual in the county to summon the .special jury- men to attend on the first day of the assizes, although the special jury cases are never taken before the third day. On Monday, Mr. Baron Bramwell said he thought that in future they ought not to be summoned to attend before the third day. A Special Juryman Hear, hear! Mr. Baron Bramwell told the juryman not to say, "Hear, hear." A coprt of justice is not the place in which people should say "Hear, hear!" The juryman was considerably chapfallen. A PAIR OF SMALLS.—Lord John and his Reform Bill.-Punch.
SUICIDE OF AN AUSTRIAN GENERAL. General Eynattan has just committed suicide, at Vienna, after confessing his guilt and expressing his repentance. The deceased was at the head of the com- missariat department of the Austrian army during the late Italian campaign, and while in that capacity so shamefully abused for his own profit the trust reposed in him, that when the circumstance became known to the Government, an investigation into his conduct at once took place. In all probability he would have been executed by military law, and it was doubtless to avoid the ignominy of a public death that the dishonest general put an end to his existence,
■ A Vienna letter of the 9th, in the Times says :— It was yesterday rumoured in the city that Lieut.- General Baron Eynatten had committed suicide, and the Weiner Zeitung of to-day thus confirms the report "Not long ago the military authorities were under the painful necessity of arresting General August Baron von Eynatten, and of bringing him before a court-martial, it being strongly suspected that he had been guilty of gross frauds while at the head of the military administration in 1859. Soon after the pro- ceedings had begun Baron von Eynatten was obliged to admit facts which left no doubt that he had culpably abused the powers entrusted to him. Although the authorities had taken all the usual precautions to prevent such an occurrence, Baron von Eynatten, who was evidently suffering under the pressure of a heavily burdened conscience, found means to take his own life during the night between the 7th and 8th inst., and so to escape the punish- ment which awaited him. The deceased left a written document, in which he, with the expressions of heart- felt repentance, repeated the confessions he had made, and implored his injured sovereign to pardon him. When Baron Eynatten was first taken to the military prison he was subjected to the customary examination, and everything with which it appeared likely that he could do injury to himself was taken from him. He was not, however, made to lay aside his uniform, which was that of an officer of Lancers, he being second pro- prietor of the regiment of Uhlans, which bears the' name of the present Emperor of Russia. During the night of the 7th the unfortunate man separated from the back of the collar of his uniform those embroidered cords—in this country they are about as thick as a finger-which Polish Lancers wear round their necks, and hanged himself with them. M. von Eynatten had previously tried to destroy himself by forcing a breast-pin into his heart, but the attempts which he made failed and probably because he was a corpulent man. It is said that the body has three minute wounds on the left side of the chest. In the document mentioned in the Wiener Zeitung Baron von Eynatten expressed a hope that the manner of his death might not be made public, as he wished his wife to think he had died of apoplexy. It is said that the unfortunate man refused to mention the names of any of his accomplices.
A SAD ROMANCE OF CRIME. Another of those mysterions warnings which seem now and then to be sent by Providence to cause the reason of man to pause, when sitting in judgment on the crimes of his fellow- man, has occurred lately in the Court of Cassation, Paris. It will form a notable addition to the long array of causes celebres in France, and is thus narrated by the correspondent of a contemporary:— Six years ago, two men of Finisterre were accused of burglary under peculiar circumstances. A cottage had been entered during the night, the aged couple by whom it was inhabited beaten, bruised, and well-nigh murdered, in order to reveal the secret of their hoard, reported in the neighbourhood to be of considerable importance. The two burglars had blackened their faces and covered their dress with long white shirts, so that neither face nor figure could be recognised. Sus- picion alighted upon two of the neighbours, Baffet and Lornain, who were immediately arrested. A search in their dwelling led to the discovery of a shirt stained with mud and gore-the servant of the old people recognised their voices, their height, their gesture; and, more than all, the doctor, that dispenser of life and death in such cases, decidedly recognised a scratch be- hind the ear of one of the accused, into which had filtered some grains of soot, which still lodged there. In vain the wretched men protested against the accusa- tion. What greater proofs of their guilt could be given ? Self-satisfied vanity pronounced the verdict rendered by the wise men of the public tribunals to be perfect, with an entire conviction of his guilt, inasmuch as they had been pronounced so by the men who judged them. Lornain was condemned to hard labour for life, and dispatched to Cayenne; Baffet to twenty years' ser- vitude, and forthwith carried off to the hulks at Brest; and all was forgotten. But on the 22nd January last, the same jury, to a man, met again to judge the same crime with the same witnesses, the proofs of guilt, and the same determination to do justice to the crimi- nals. Nothing was altered but the accused, for the two men condemned six years before were now recognised as innocent. But no means of reparation exist now. Both the unjustly condemned have sunk beneath the hardships of their lives and the shame of their con- demnation. The one expired a miserable exile at Cay- enne, the other a broken-hearted galley-slave at Brest; and what is terrible is the fact that, as in the case of these victims and others, no possibility exists of re- habilitating the memory of these men, which will go down to posterity covered with opprobrium-an ob- stacle to all advancement to their children throughout the department—a by-word and a scorn the whole country round.
MR. BROWN CASTINJE750 DAMAGES! The following case (Beachey v. Brown) has been tried at Exeter Assizes, and was an action for breach of promise of marriage. The circumstances, as they appeared from the learned counsel's opening, were as follows:— The plaintiff, Elizabeth Beachey, is a young lady of 26 years of age, and the daughter of a gentleman of property residing at Beach-park, near Newton and the defendant, Mr. Brown, is a gentleman of about the same age, residing at Barton-hall, near Torquay. The families had been ac- quainted with each other, and had exchanged visits from time to time, but their acquaintance was merely of an ordinary description. Miss Beachey had two years before been engaged to a gentleman named Yeals, who had gone to Australia for a month or two, when he was about to return, and then they were to be married, but from that time to this he had never been heard of, and Miss Beachey con- sidered the engagement entirely at an end. On the 4th of June Miss Beachey received the following letter from Mr. Brown :— "Barton-hall, Saturday. My dear Miss Beachey—I have known you for a long time, and have always had the greatest regard for you,, which has now changed for love. Will you allow me to offer you my heart and hand ? Do write soon, and say if you can return my love. I remain, dear Miss Beachey, yours truly, H. L. Brown." Miss Beachey consultedjherjfather, and wrote a reply, saying she would wish to see more of Mr. Brown before givin a final answer. Ultimately the proposal was accepted, and Mr Brown was received as the accepted suitor of Miss Beachey. Mr. Brown expressed his wish to be married very shortly, and that the ceremony should take place in London. Mr. Beachey's family went to London to be present at the Handel Festival, and it was arranged that Mr. Brown should join them in London on Sunday, the 19th of June. However, the defendant did not arrive, and on the 24th of June, the plaintiff's father received a letter from Mr. D'Arcy, a solicitor at Newton Abbot, and a partner of the plaintiffs brother, stating that he had had a commuuication with Mr. Brown, and he wished him to inform Mr. Beachey that the affair with Miss Beachey must be considered off, as he had heard that she was still corresponding with a gentleman in Australia. In reply to this, Miss Beachey wrote, stating that there was no ground for the charge, and requesting Mr. Brown to call and explain matters. Mr. Brown did not call, but a long correspondence took place, Mr. Brown alleging that he was not aware of the engagement of Miss Beachey at the time he made the promise, and ultimately refused to perform the engagement. Under these circumstances the present action was brought. Mr. Baron Martin left the question to the jury as to the amount of damages, and they found for the plaintiff— Damages, 7501.
EPITOME OF NEWS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN. At Donyatt, in Somersetshire, there is a. Sparrow Club, the members of which killed eighty dozen, or nearly 1,000 sparrows, last month. In consequence of the birds still being plentiful it was resolved to continue the work of de- struction. Some communications have been received from ex- tensive importing houses in the butter trade, entirely dis- puting tKfe statements lately made by other firms, and also in the House of Commons, as to the prevalence of adultera- tion in the foreign supplies. The strike of the St. Helen's colliers is at an end, most of the men having gone to work, and the remainder, it is understood, will shortly resume their occupation. A rich miser in Auburn, N. Y., has made arrange. ments to be buried in Owasco Lake, a beautiful sheet of water near that town. He has had a stone coffin made, which it takes twelve yoke of oxen to draw he gives a man a good farm for burying him, who is to take him to the middle of the lake and sink him. A great Reform meeting has been held at Hudders- field. The principal speaker was Mr. Leatham, the member for the borough, who analysed the Government Reform Bill, and expressed his dissatisfaction at its limited character. Resolutions were adopted accepting the bill as an instal- ment, but expressing xegret that it does not repeal the ratepayihg clauses, and propose a more satisfactory redistri- bution of seats. The wife of J. Ether, 5, George-street, London, was delivered, on Monday morning, of three fine boys, all of whom, with the mother are doing well. The parents, in humble circumstances, have three other children, the eldest being only four years old. A gentleman at Pitminster, near Taunton, has a hunting horse 56 years old. It can still jump a stiff fence very cleverly, is fresh on its legs, and free from blemish. If rumours speak truly, next week will witness the marriage of a noble Earl with a lady whose name has been coupled with his Lordship's in the reports of the Divorce Court, and to whom, and whose family, his Lordship con- siders himself in duty bound to offer this reparation.-Court Journal. Mr. Bright is stated to have given utterance to the following characteristic burst of sentiment:—" The British Lion would to God the Brute were dead I" Can any reader of N. & Q." inform me on what occasion it was that Mr. Bright's zeal so far overcame his discretion?—WtLUAN: J. Tuoxs.L-Votes and Queries. The publication, atLeipsic, of Alexander Humboldt s private correspondence has set all G?rm2l?,] ? f great traveller had seen too much of mankind to feel any awe for Teutonic "respectability, big-wigs of Fatherland in a summary fashion. The Indians on the northern frontiers of Texas are massacring the people, ^me companies of regulars have already taken the field against them and the robbers on the Rio Grande. Xavier Church, Cincinnati, fell on the 1st inst., when 14 persons were killed. The Canadian Parliament was opened on the 28th by the Governor-General, who, in his speech, announced that the Prince of Wales would visit Canada during the coming summer. A gentleman who lost 45Z, while staying at the Royal Hotel, Plymouth, has recovered that sum by action from the proprietor of the hotel. In an action for slander at the York assizes, Mr. Hindle has recovered lOl. damages from Mr. Hinks. The parties had transactions together at Leeds, in the cloth trade, and the quarrel arose out of a dispute as to the quality of some goods supplied. At a meeting of the inhabitants of Irwell Vale, it has been unanimously resolved that they would pledge them- selves to abstain from the use of butter until such time as that useful article of diet shall be so reduced in price as to place it within the reach of every one. A Salt Lake Valley paper says, of two hundred murders committed in the territory of Utah within the past three years, not a single offender has been convicted or punished! Her Majesty (no doubt much against her feelings) is forced to decline to subscribe to the fund now being raised for the widow of the late Captain Harrison, because it would be contrary to precedent for her to do so. A clergyman in Rochester, U.S., after marrying a couple lately, knelt down and prayed for the surviving sisters of the bride, both of whom were very beautiful girls. A subscription is 011 foot for the erection of a me- morial window to Mrs. H emans, to be placed in the church where she lies buried-tl lat of St. Anne, Dublin. The esti- mated cost is 2502. The Belgian Chamber on Thursday adopted some severe enactments .again: st duelling. In the event of the death of one of the' parties, the survivor will be liable to imprisonment for frc m one to five years, and to a fine of from 2,000f. to 10,000f. A young woman, named Margaret Frost, has been sentenced to eight n ionths' imprisonment, at the Limerick assizes, for throwing vitriol upon John Duggan, the owner ot considerable house ^property in that city. An improper in- timacy had existed between the parties, and the prisoner, after returning from London, where she had been in search ot a situation, invited ithe prosecutor to her house, when she threw a bowlful of vitriol into his face, disfiguring him per- manently. In the Divoree Coi irt, Mrs. Baker, who had obtained a judicial separation on the ground of her husband's adultery, has been awarded an allowance of 1752. a year out of her hus- band's income, which wa s estimated at 7001. The respondent is the proprietor of some oyster shops and an hotel in Liver- pool. A New Brunswick gallant was recently treating his beloved to a sleigh, when suddenly the bolt which held the pole broke. The lady immediately jerked a stout wire from her hoop skirt, and the happy couple went on their way rejoicing. Sigmor Giuglini has written a song for his Majesty "Victor Emmanuel, and has received a snuff-box in gold, covered with diamonds, of the value of 3002.—We have often heard of things being bought or sold for an old song," but never remember so much being given for a new one. An Irish labourer at Wakefield went home drunk on Saturday night, and quarrelling with his wife, fell upon her and caused her death. This soon sobered him, and hia, dis- tress of mind on being taken into custody was extreme. This will add another to the numerous crimes caused by drunkenness. The wife of a labourer at Woodley, who had been at Reading market, on Saturday, was walking on the Great Western Railway, when she svas knocked down and killed by a passenger train. The oldest known factory operative is a person named PaTkinson, employed at a mill at Rawtenstall. He is In his 90th year, and works daily at the factory. He has never been in the receipt of parish relief, and refuses to be supported by his family. He moves about with almost as much agility and vivacity as a young person. The Reform Bill continues to attract discussion throughout the country. At an important meeting of the Manchester Reform Association, held on Friday, resolutions were adopted, accepting the Government Reform Bill, but pointing out those radical defects in it which render it an unsatisfactory measure. Resolutions similar in character have been passed at Greenock and elsewhere. v A medal has been instituted by royal decree in Belgium, to be struck off in gold, silver, and bronze, and awarded to such of the medical profession as .distinguished themselves by skill and devotedness during periods of epi demic disease. The Prince of Wales has been gazetted as honorary colonel of the Oxford University Rifle Volunteer Corps. Wanted, suitable partners for three young ladies of great personal attractions, aged as follows:—Maude Stuart, 17; Anne Page, 19; Rosa Greville, 20. Address, <fcc,"— Advertisement in London paper. As a general rule, the linendraper or the grocer, or the ironmonger of a town is more likely to be making his fortune than the bookseller, the stationer, the proprietor of the newspaper, or his literary staff.—Times on the Paper Duties. The subscriptions towards the Papal tribute from Ireland will probably swell to something like 50,0002. The Tithe Commissioners report that up to the close of last year tithes have been commuted by agreement or award in 12,233 districts. The principal part of Danville, Kentucky, U. S., was destroyed by fire on the 23rd ult. Eighty buildings were con- sumed, including three churches, the Court-house, &c. The loss was estimated at 250,000 dols. The keel of a new iron-sheathed line-of-battle ship is about to be laid down at Cherbourg. She will be 328 feet in length, with an iron prow 30 feet long, and be called the Napoleon I.
THE MARKETS. TRE PROVINCIAL CORN TRADE. The supplies at the leading provincial markets last week exhibited a considerable improvement as to condition and quality, and trade was tolerably brisk; but business was generally done at previous rates, though in some instancea an advance of Is. per quarter was obtained. Oats and barley also maintained previous values. MARK LANE, MONDAY. The fresh arrivals of English grain were again moderate, and the foreign imports short, especially wheat. The tone of the trade was firm, and the tendency of prices rather up- wards. English wheat met a steady demand at an advance of Is. per qr. for all good useful qualities. The little foreign on the stands was very firmly held. The flour trade was rather better, and prime country marks occasionally the turn dearer. Malt was steady in value and demand. Barley was taken off to a fair extent, at quite as much money. Beans and peas were unaltered. Oats brought fully last market rates. Prices:— BRITISH. a. II. WBSAT ..Essex, Kent, andSuflolk, white, per qr. 87 to 50 BARLEY ..Malting 30 to 86 OATS.Essex and Suffolk 20 to 25 BEANS Mazagan 82 to 31 Tick and Harrow. 84 to 44 Seed .Canary per qr 62 *.o 60 Carraway perewt 82 to — Rape. per qr. 60 to 64 Hempseed ..per qr 83 to MARK LANE, WEDXESDAT. The fresh supplies ef .both English and foreign grain were again moderate at this morning's market, and prices firm withja fair current demand. English wheat was saleable at the full advance of Monday, and foreign was held at the extreme of late rates. Flour brought quite former prices for all descriptions. Barley was in fair demand for dis- tilling. Malting and grinding qualities were also in steady request. Malt sold without change in value. The demand still runs almost exclusively on the finer qualities. LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY. We had a fair attendance of millers and dealers at our market this morning, and both wheat and flour met rather a better consumptive inquiry at the full rates of Friday; the former was in some instances Id. per cental dearer for fine red. Indian corn was held firmly at extreme prices with a moderate demand. Oats slow sale. Oatmeal the turn better. Beans, peas, and barley all brought fully late rates. The market throughout displayed a better tone than those of late. LONDON SEED. East India linseed is barely firm. Bombay on the spot sells at 52s 6d to 52s 9d: Calcutta. 49s to 51s. The latter opens at 48s cost freight and insuranoe, including bags, Black Sea seed off the coast is worth 50s 3d to 60s 6d. delivered U.K. Rapeseed continues firm. Calcutta at 50s 6d to 51s on the spot, and to arrive. Bombay Guzerat, 58s to 59s Ferozepore and Seinde, 46. to 52s Gingelly, 50s to 54s Niger, 41s to 42s per quarter. Oilcakes remain Without change. MARK LANE, MOTOAT.—Crushing" seed maintained its .value, and. so did cakes, with a still active inquiry. Very little progress was made in the seed trade, the lateness of the season bringing out the English supplies of inferior quality, which affect the sales of the better foreign qualities of red, prices of which, however, were nominally the same. Trefoil also was dull, but white cloverseed remained dear from its scarcity. Tares very heavy, and cheaper to selL Canary unaltered, as well as seeds of other descriptioas. LONDON WOOL. The attendanee of buyers at the sales now in progress con- tinues large; for home use the biddings have ruled steady, at full quotations, but for export very little is passing. Privately scarcely any business is doing. PROVISIONS. There is only a moderate demand for all kinds of Irish but- ter, but little change has taken place in prices. The best foreign parcels move off steadily at extreme rates; but other kinds are a dull inquiry. In English qualities the transactions are very restricted, at about previous currencies. The bacon trade is somewhat heavy; prices, however, are supported. Lard is steady, but other provisions are a dull sale. CORlt BUTTER, MAROH IO.—ists, 130s; 2nds, 130s; Srds. 117s; 4ths, 102s; 6ths, 90s; 6ths, 76s. Inspected and weighed, 128; sold, 110. Market quiet. POTATOES. The arrivals to the London markets have been on a fair average scale. The demand is less active, yet prices are well supported. York Regents, 130s to 150s ditto flukes, 126s to 140s; Kent and Essex, 80s to 120s Scotch, 90s to 120s; ditto cups, 75s to 95s; Dunbars, 110s to 135s, per ton. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET, MONDAY. There was a good average supply of fat battle at market this morning. Beef was in liberal demand, and as salesmen were not disposed to make any concession in price, sales progressed slowly. Sheep, of which the number on offer was rather short, were also held for quite late rates, at which there was a fair demand, especially for prime breeds. The veal trade was tolerably good, and prices were occasion- ally the turn higher. Figs sold at about late rates. PricesBeef, 3s lOd to 5s; mutton, 4s 6d to 6s; veal, 5s 4d to 6s; pork, 4s to 4s Sd, at per stone of 81bs, sinking the offal.
LONDON PRODUCE MARKETS. MARK LANE, WEDNESDAY. In the Colonial Produce Markets, the principal feature has been a very considerable demand for saltpetre, in consequence of a report that an export duty had been imposed at Calcutta. The closing transactions showed an advance. In other articles the operations have been of an average extent, at late quotations t SUGAR.—A fair amount of business has been done in the private contract market since Friday, at full prices. Rained firm, and prices tending upwards. COFFEE.-No sales reported. TEA.-The market continues dull. A limited business only done, at previous rates. RICE.—6,000 bags are reported sold, including old white Bengal, at 9s. 9d.. PEPPER.—Black sold steadily at late rates. 1,900 bags Singapore, at 4M. to 4Jd. 239 bags. Batavia, 4rQ. to 4 £ d.; white continues dull of sale, and 245 bags were all taken in at 7d. to 7Jd., the bids falling much below sellers limits. SAGO sold steadily at 16s. 6d. to 18s.; good white bold grain was taken in at 20s. 6d. to 21s. SALTPETRE has been in active request to-day (owing to an impression that an export duty of 5s per cwt. had been made in India), the market closing at an advance of Is 6d per cwt. OILS —Linseed, 28s; rape, 40s to 41s 6d to 42s; Gallipoli, 61s 6d to 62s; Malaga, 60s; Mogadore, 55s. TURPENTINE 35S 6d to 36s 6d. METALS.-Scotch pig iron remains quoted 59s per ton. Business was done in spelter, but the particulars did not transpire. TALLOW.—The market continues very quiet, without much change in prices. On the spot, 59s 6d; all the month, 59s. April to June, 55s 6d; last three months, 53s.