IMFEEIAL TAHJDAKLSNT. In the House of Lords, May 16, Lord Stratheden called at- tention to the subject of appropriating a portion of the rates in boroughs for the support of existing schools. He said he had long entertained a conviction that there ought to be some power to enforce the attendance of children at schools, ur such as there was in several Continental countries, Ihe which he proposed to bring forward had during last aut been subjected to the criticism of town counselsJJ'VJ ..J bodies. ii;s bill was similar to that which was brought I by Sari Russell in 1853. Like that bill, it utilised the power of town councils, looked to the imposition of ^.riaHi.'tiou existing interests in schools, and recognised tl>e J of the Pnvy Council; but unlike the bill of 1853 (whlcti en deavoured to develop it), it made the impositio n]gorv obligatory, and gave to town councils eraiiyde^ power which is now so well understood and so g manded. Tnere were strong arguments in gnDl)ort. it pulsion. and it now had popular opinion should was subject to some hazards, but true statesmansnip snouicl give it every chance and facility. f Eirl Granville did not oppose the measure at this stage, but pointed out that there was before the^owie Mouse a bill which he hoped would be fortunate enough to reach their l-irdshijs' House. The bui was read a first time. ,n In reply to Earl Russell, E»rl GraIVSnrp!,r,t f. J Primary Education in Ireland was of the Government, but from a comwuiiiCitKm which had been received from the pre^dent of the cominugior, it was thought that it would be read?_ the 1st of Jane. I'i reply to the Earl of Sha"«b',r/. who put a question about the presentation of the report of the -Ritual Com- mission, I Granville made an explanation, which was inaudible In the gallery. Shortly afterwards. The bishop of Winchester said he would state how the matter stuod. The Ritual Commissioners would meet this week, to go through the small amount of business that was before them. They had been occupied a long period, but time had not been wasted, and there had not been any want of care or labour in inquiring iuto the matter which had been submitted to them ? The reports which they had already is-ued had been of very great me in assist- ing people to form their opinions on this subject. Having been a constant attendant at the meetings of the Commissioners, he could state that time had not been lost on the difficulties of the question, which had been great, and the matter needed to be thoroughly exhausted if the result -were to be satisfactory He trusted that within a very short -time the final report would be issued, and that it woul i bear -within it the marks of care and prudence, and an absence of liaste, but a resolve to maintain important principles, and a readiness in things indifferent to consult men's feelings as .far as possible. Their lordships then adjourned. Tn fcho H "a HI pAmmnrn niimVwar of rnrivntA hills were read a second and t. third time ru' Mr C. Da'rympleasked whether it might not be possible that spare duplicate books in the British Museum should be dis- tributed so as to form the nucleus of public free libraries. Mr. Walpole said the publishers were on'y bound to furnish to the Museum Dew additions of books when they contained additions to. or alterations from, the original works. There "Were three classes of duplicates in the museum first, the new editions above mentioned, which it was desirable in the in- terest of the pubic that the Museum should be preserved. Secondly: Duplicates of works in the King's and Grenville iibrarits, which works, however, being fine editions, it was 'desirable that the duplicates should be kept for the general use of ordinary readeis; and thirdly, auplicates of books tConstantly in us-* by the students, and of which it was Becessary there should be several copies. If anything in the Way indicated were to be done, absolute power would have to be given to the trustees, and it should be given only under the most stringent regulations. Replying to Mr. Vernon Harcourt, ilr.. Gladstone sxid that the Rujal Commission on Primary Education in Ireland had ce,td to take evidence and its sittings were now en ted. It was correct that the expenditure, which was estimated at £L,400, hart been j38 905, with a further eltlmai e expenditure of £ 5,450. Its recommenda- tion. were not within the cognisance of the Government. Its report would probably be ready by the 1st of June, and he hoped that the House would go into Committee on the Ele- mentary Education Bill in the second week in June or there- abouts. Mr Otway, in answer to Mr. P^ek, said there had been on the part of the Foreign Office in the interest of the House and the public, a desire to communicate all correspondence on the Greek Ma'sacre with the least possible delay. They had been delivered to members within twenty hours of their being received at the Foreign Office. The clerks had been -employed in translating them, and two or thiee had unavoid- ably been published in the French language. In other respects the eeweral practice had been, and would continue to be, complied with. The Committee on the Irish Land Bill then proceeded with the third part of the bill,—the advances to be made by and the pow ers of the Board. The important clause (41), which regulates the advances to tenants forpuichase of holdings, was for some time uider discussion, and it was amended with theanent of ihe G..verl ment; so that the amount to be advanced is not to exceed two-thirds of the price of the holding, and the repayment to be. by an annuity of 45 for every £100 advanced, lasting 85 years. On the question that the claiue stand part of the bill, Sir G. Jenkinson insisted on marking his disapproval of its prin- ciple by pressing a uivision, but it was carried by 114 to The remaining clauses of the bill were disposed of In a Yery thin house without much opposition, and just before ten o clock the last clause (08) was ordered to stand Part of the bill. cl"uses. were then brought up, and the first of fortho 484 9 'n substitution for el iuae 2. which provides asreert customs outside of Ulster, and it wag Mr VK without observation. Mr. Clncheøter Furtescue aIm brought up a clause pro- •atistaction iP„!I# a has received permission to obtain titled to 2,an incoming tenant he shall not be en- cnssion cenviucedw ^Ion under section 3, but a short dts- not pre«a it. tnas it was unnecessary, and he did Id r. Kavanagh PrOPosed a Febeme to deprive yearly tenants the right to transmit a cliimlftlle C0II8tnt of landlords of division it was negatived bv roo1Yr compensation, but on a Mr Bagwell moved a clause con^l right to a lease for 21 years, renewable every tenant the ^Ith no support, and was summarily nJL^eTi, but jt met point the Chairman was ordered to report Droit At tllia next sitting of the Committee was fixed for Tr.urFri*1"1 the "-t aervice a8 being too short, while Sir H. Veruey thought the ahorterJlng of the- term the reaùielt mode of attrllcting a brUfly iSSe?moTi* °|*er,vatk"ls. a'd Mr. Card well replied, to with all in and the biJ1 was read aselJond time. The Gaq and Water Fdcilitiei3 Bm passed through Com. mlttee, IInd severai other bills were forwarded a stage, and the House In the Hoase of LordJI, May 17, the Duke of Argyll pre- wuted from Glasgow a petit ioii which bore 12 0(10 sigitaturep, hi* i Roman Catholic bishop of that city and mauv of his clei gy, pra ing for a repeal of the law which presented bj o^nZe'lo^'5 WMe on^ t'he^taMe^h^comnmji'icatlo^g'^ Irom the Lord Chief Just ir>*« onH received terence to the Appellate Jurisdiction Bill and the Judicature Sill, two measures which are now pending. He desired to have them printed, and fixed the committee for Monday, •he 30th inst. In the House of Commons, several private bills were read third time and passed. Mr. Somerset Beaumont gave notice, on benaif of the hon. ttember lor East Surrey, that be would on the 14!h June toove that it is desirable to appoint a royal commission to revise the authorised version of the Scriptures Mr. J. Talbot asked the Home Secretary whether his at- tention had been drawu to the way in which the return c. Prisons iReligioui Instruction) » had been prepared; and, Whether be can hold out any hopes that these returns may be laid upon the table in an amended shape. Mr. Bruce attributed th3 want of uniformity in the>e re- vJ&n" uncertainty of the terms of the order, and was afraid that the defects could not be remedied except by moving aiv+tU for the returns. Replying to Colonel Sykea, Mr Otway said that if the report of the alleged indignity to her Majesty's repre..entanve in China, which had been brought under his notice on the 13th inst, should be authen- ticated, an inquiry would be made into the circumstances. In answer to Mr. Magniac, re8lnnent had been withdrawn from New Zealand, and the question of military assistance to the colony in time of peace had been finally settled. Although E.rl Granviile hacl declined to sanction a scheme of state-assisted emigration, he had consented to grant the credit of the Imperial Government to New Zealand to assist them in ratsing money for roa-i-making and other purposes, and had promised to submit it to Parliament a Dronoaal for guaranteeing a. loan of £ 500 000. After some discussion, the sum had been increased to LI,000,000, and he thought that the right honourable gentleman trusted that the House Would agree to the proposal as a mark of goodwill from this country to New Zealand, at a time when the important prin- \r^ °ntZnv In ,6\n time ot peace had been established. Xi^r e^. G^nml>^vtoJSir Jsme» Elphlnstone, said her Orel" "that the inves iXnW, °tl the GovfnmeDt of » with the rernnt%! j a11 tlle circumstances con- the Government that an efficient lnquirv fhm,iH h Up0n ducted with all practicable speed. Mr Erlkine assistance of able couns. 1 What was to be desired was that the truth si ould be made manifest, but the Government dfd not believe that Justice would be done without the presence of a foreign armed lorce.
A BISHOP'S OPINIONS ON THE EDUCATIONAL QUESTION. The Bishop of Manchester, preaching on Sunday in his cathedral on behalf of the National Society, again expressed hia opinion that the religious difficulty in education is only theoretically formidable. He had never yet met with a clever thinker who had been able to solve it upon paper. He had read statement after statement, scheme after scheme, and hill after bill, but upon the face of all there had stood out, in theory, that so-called difficulty while in every day practice, wwch where they might, it had almost no existence. So microscopic was it, that any bold statesman, in framing a great national measure, might safely pass it »r*;f basis of the difficulty, formidable Ttwiui 1, b^d5*Td, out by argument, was not sound. aeetM diff m at tbe English nation was composed of S ldpn^a!m°et a« widely as Mahometans, Hin- t Christians, whom it was impossible to fuse th«ir mlioi Bystem of religious belief. First, •it wm no i U?i ere/:lce8 we>"e exaggerated and then f'L'- *-See What difficulties the differences be- 08 produce Differences there un- snv^mninrTtu BU0'1 matters as the ordfer and of Church, the number of the orders i_ j. an^ ^dependence or dependence of ?rgatl0^i wher« they to be told bee. u«e it was difficult, with their miner dif- thev ^S' a satisfactory theory, therefore theu- schoohT' their religion, and secularize
SIR HERBERT CROFT, M.P., AND THE Sir Herbert T> ^^ORTERS. vative member f Croft, Bart., one of the Conser- the gentlemen ^tfordshire, was (so he informed grossly misrepresented^ hunt dinner the other day) iampooEed and ca*icat atld nnmeritedly fr.ni] to vii that momixiB t by Punch. On his way cha*ed the last number of th^t^ lhe dinner be pur- ingto pass away the time, but iktr Publ'c*tion, think- chagrin when he found hi# n»m_bey mi £ ht imagine his twice as haying been guilty of aete^^Vi.110 "e38 than knitted, and therefore before he told v ^.Deyer coin- that table the latest news from Lon^. ,ends round Emitted to put himself "g^t with hi* tbe No doubt reporters in tke House of Conm,m ? most difficult duties to discharge, and to mm Perfecti" marvellous how they recognized all the bers who a^dreesed the House; but be mup eua. Posed that through so m^ny of them now wearing beards, an(j 7ffere thus rtnu4ered somewhat ^ie other, the gentlemen of >he pre.~s were sometimes mis- takmg the one for tte other. ^e.rt jin. 1<: Was on two or three o^aMons fn re" P esented as having made speeches and performed S ^hi°h, he had 110 knowledge whatever of motioda7 ^ter Mr. Newdegate brought forward has Went ;„i°r tbe inspection of convents he (Sir Herbert) BternaK cojntry to see a friend, and, to his con- have ina^uWa? receiyed with, "Oh, here you are, 1 You trUl .en reading your speech in the newspaper, L ou gave it them well." lieconwt understand it, erring to the matter he fonn4 )1e had been I creiited with a speech deltveren by Mr. Holt, the member for Ea-t Lancashire, who wa, (nnrke h;m) an uncommonly g'jod speaker. (Laughter.) Now, although j- Mr. Holt wrote to the papas to claim the epetch, and s the editor of The Times inserted a letter to correct the g mistake, he (S r Herbert) was being sent numberless ( letters on the matter, ju-t as if everybody bad read the 1 speech, but nobody bad seen the coirection. Ta fac, 1 th'3 last thiny: hi saw in connection wi'h the matter [ was a proof siieet of the speech, which he had just re- r ceived to corrtci for" Hansard," the Parliamentary I record of speeches delivered in the House of Legis- I lature. (Laughter.) After this he was in hopes ■ that these blunders were at an end; but in coming down from town that morning he purchased a r copy of Punch, in which appeared what was termed an analysis of "Essence of Parliament," t and there he found himself alluded to with reference I to the female suffrage question in facetious terms. He not only did not say what was attributed to him, but was not present when anything of the kind was said. [ Further on "the essence" culminated in this quotation: r More Irish Land debate, rendered pleasanter by a disturbance with Sir Herbert Croft, who had been < ordered by the Chairman to he a teller. but who went and voted instead. So Sir H. Croft had to explain tha he did not know that a man could betotd to ba a teller against his will. (Laughter). Whether this resulted from his bearing some unfortunate resemblance to some other member he did not knoy, but the statement WIiR totally untrue, for he was not in the H use of llouiujonh I I on that day. So that they siw he was being continually credited wi'h things he did not do, and it was really too bad to crack these jokes over his head, as if he had been guilty of the things alleged against. him. (Laughter). In fact he had only spoken once in the House this session, and then only made a few observations in explanation why he did not vote but his constituents might rely that whenever there was any necessity for his speaking his voice should be raised in defence of their in ten st3, though as a member he naturally felt nervous in addressing the House of Commons.
TEE POWER OF THE PRESS. The subscribers and patrons of the Newspaper Press Fund held their anniversary festival at Willis's Rooms in Loudon, on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr. W. H. Smith, M.P., Dr. W. H. Russell proposed The Military and Naval Services of the Country," alluding in felicitous terms to the manner in which they supported the dignity, honour, and reputation of the country. Sir W. Codrington,. in returning thanks, bore tribute to the honesty and independence of the press, as demonstrated by the accounts of the Crimeau war. Mr. E. J. Reed responded on behalf of the navy. The Chairman, in proposing the toast of the evening, said that For thirty years he had watched the rapid development of the press. The press had well answered the impulse which had been conferred to the country by telegraphic communi- cation, and it had acquired a position which exercised an important influence over the future destinies of the country. The press, he concluded, represents not only fl tating public opinion, hut the educated opinion of the country, and he asserted that there was no instance of a successful news- paper wnich had not carried with it the confidence and had not struck the vein of the feeling and opinion of a large section of the public which supported that news- paper. The result of the enormous increase of the circula- tion of newspapers had been an improvement and an eleva- tion in the tone of the English press. Any one who ven- tured to compare the press of Eugland w'ph the press of other countries might do so with pride and satis- faction at the influence it exercised in defence of law and order, and in the maintenance of public morals. The profession of the press was the only one, he believed, which was almost whoily anon) mous, In the ordinary pro- fessions, and in art and science, success wakes a man, but in the press the individual is almost always unknown. The gentlemen of the press themselves should recognise an esprit de corps as a duty they owed to themselves in endea- vi unng to lortify their clasi against those circumstances and accidents which afflict and befall all men a'ike. but to which they themselves are specially liable: but at the same time he recognised on the part of the public at large a duty which they owed to gentlemen to whom they were indebted for so much instruction, assistance, and general information. Lord Houghton responded, and acknowledged the skill, capital, and organisation with which the hon. chairman disseminated the popular literature of the day.
AUSTRALIAN PRESERVED MEAT. The following interesting letter is from The Times'Aus- tralian Correspondent:— Only some two years ago it was an unsolved problem whether Victorian sheep and cattle, then becoming rapidly of litte more worth to the breeders than so much walking tallow (even when fat), could^have an exchangeable value given to them as butchers meat in distant and more populous maikets. Science took the subject in hand, uid patent after patent was applied for, for the preservation of meat both in the cooked and uncooked states. Was the thing practicable ? and if go would it pSiV ? The first ftnswer to b)th these questions, and in a very practical and satisfactory form, has been afforded within the last few days by the report and balance-sheet of the Melbourne Meat Preserving C jmpwiv for the half-year ending the 23th of last montb. Within that period the company have worked off 160,752 sheep and 590 head of cattle, the former costing £ 58,313 and the latter £ 3 298. The expenditure in wag^s during the half-year was £84.213 and the profit as far as computable at present—the precise amount depending on the results of sales in Eugland, of ™n,ctl are not ) et informed—is set down at i,ll._b» 14s, 3d, Toe directors were desirous of declaring a dividend in proportion to their profits, but being advised that they could only by the deed of settlement pay a dividend out of balances in band, they divide 10 per cent. on this occasion, and will probably be able to announce a still more satisfactory result next half-year. Several other companies have recently commenced operations, and one, as 1 learn from a prospectus just published, and with a large number of very respectable names attached to it, is about to place a portion of its shares on the London market. The demand for these meats is rapidly increasing, not merely in England atd on the Continent, but even tor local consumption io our own colony, showing pretty clearly that the pro- ducts of the company are regarded by a. numeronB class rather as a luxury than aa a. mere substitute for ^I'confes^that when I first read of Mr.' Taller man's penny dinners on Australian preserved meats I could only regard them as a clap-trap sort of advertisement likely to do the Australian meat interest more harm than good. I am informed, however, by the gentleman here, managing the establishment which consigns to Mr. Tallerman, that as these penny dinners are princi- pally carried away in the customer's own disbe*, the purveyors are at small expense for establishment and plant, and that a profit, though not large, may actually, be made at the price. Besides, as appetites vary, 1 believe that the charges vary accordingly, as it is not reasonable to suppose that an English navvy could be filled even with Australian meat. supplemented by English vegetables, at the cost of one penny. All reasonable doubts, however, being satisfied, it does look as if we have achieved a sort of revolution in the home food market,—a revolution, too, which must have not only a direct but a reflex action on English interests. -For every penny dinner eaten in England our squatters, graziers, farmers, and labourers will possess some proportionate command over English manu- factures. Before the starling of these preserved meat factories, it was a commonly expressed opinion that squatting had seen its best days and that some of the less valuable runs would have to be abandoned as un- profitable. This new interest, judging from the price the Melbourne Company have, during the past six months been paying for sheep, viz., an average of 7s. 3d. a head, has fixed a minimum below which it is not very likely the price of the animal will falL The ordinary consumption by Melbourne and the suburbs is reported to be about 10,000 a week. The 6,000 a week further demand by the company arrested at once the downward tendency in the price of stock, and has probably saved not a few squatters from ruin. The squatters as a body, however, have neither done nor attempted much in the starting of this new business. The work has been achieved principally by a few spirited and methodical Melbourne merchants, some of whom may yet live to see our dty as remark- able for the export of her sheep and cattle as are Cin- cinnati and Chicago for their export of hogs. To show how a food supplying manufacture of this kind grows, we read in Sir Morton Peto's book that while only o2,849 hogs were killed in the latter place for export, in the year 1853, the number had increased to 904,159 in the year 1803.^ "They are all killed by machinery," we are told, in the quickest and most scientific way. within twenty minutes of the time of your hearing the pig squeak he is killed, cut up, packed in barrels, and on his way to Europe." It thus appears to be the natural work of new countries in large measure to feed the old, a happy consequence of that spontaneous divi- sion of labour which sustains all the civilized nations of the globe. I must not quit this subject without informing you of the result of a recent shipment of meats to this colony, preserved, as the consignees informed us, under Professor Gamgee'rf process A special convocation of persons interested in the subject attended by invitation last week at Messrs. Gold borough and Co.'s wool stores, to witnfess the opening of the packages, a cere- monial which caused as great a sensation as that which Smollett's hero, curious in the refinements of old Roman cookery, produced on the olfactories of his assembled classical guests on the occasion of open- ing the Roman pie. Professor Gamgee's meat had be- comeso thoroughly putrid that few persons cared to stay m the room with it any longer than civility to the conveners demanded. The livid colour of many por- tions showed that decomposition must long since have set in, notwithstanding which some of the most re- spectable judges in the room inclined to the opinion that the ill success of this experiment is by no means conclusive against Professor Gamgee's process. Whether, as some surmise, the fat enclosing wrappage neutralizes the effect of the previous treatment --intended to arrest decomposition --or whether the failure is merely ex- ceptional, and arises from some accidental slip in the manipulation, is as yet a mystery. Additional light may be thrown upon the subject in a few week?, as a second shipment of meats, preserved by the same pro- cess, is reported to be now on its way to this country.
GARDENING OPERATIONS FOR THE WEEK. (Trom the Gardener's Magazine.) fAB excellent weekly journal, containing much valuasse uiiormation for amateur aud professional gardeners.] KITCHEN GARDEN. Thinnihg out the young crops of such things as Car- rots and Onions must be followed up as it becomes necessary. [t is ndt well to thiu these to the extreme limits at first; a few may fail afterwards, and thus leave too great a gap besides, they are now in con- tinual request for the kitchen. A careful man should he sent amongst the bed* to thin them out when o(antedf°rthe kitchen; for,1 when left in the'hands Vegeth /a(^a wh° are generally employed to serve LettTw w P'dl anywhere, and leave great gaps, sown in h Cabbage and Cauliflower which were much drawn 111 jSt 1)6 Planted out before they get too day isthe W* spoiled. A dull showery tions In T^I„ conducting all transplanting opera- .«"«* JH. I tn nrniwlv fnawT7i?ncin8r t° plant; for it is impossible nlln youn* plants in loose st*ff. It • u a good plan in dry weather to draw a shallow drill and fill it wi;h w^ter, and then plant after the water is soaked away. Sow a successionalsupply of saladirg a cool shady position mui-t be net apart for tuis, or all tha various subjects employed in filling the salad-bowl will soon bolt, or be wanting in that delicate criapness so essential to a Sr't rate salad. Celery must be planted out now as fast as the trenches can be got ready and the plants are strong enough. Take up care- fully with a good ball, to prevent the plants feeling much of a check. Where early Vegetable Marrows are in request tbt-y will pay for a little trouble. In the first place, open out a trench about four feet wide and two feet deep, and fill in with warm leaves or manure: leaves are the best, as the beat is not so violent as tbatof the dung, andis retained for a greater length of time. Sufficient fermenting material should be used to raise the bed a foot above the level, and then be covered with about fifteen inches of soil. Two or three days after the soil is put on, if the heat is not too violent, the plants can be turned out and protected with hand-glasses for a fortnight or so. These will produce a supply long before others treated in the ordinary way will be in flower, especially if the plants are stout hearty fellows, instead of poor little starvelings in small sixties, such as are usually put out. Outdoox Cucumbers should be treated in the same way. Sticking either of these subjects on litde mounds with a barrowful of manure underneath is worse than nothing. The mound speedily dries up, and tbe plants soon become infested witu mildew, and produce a irere nothing. It is also im- possible to give them water, whereas those turned out on mounds like those we have advised can be deluged as oftin as may be required, if the time can be spared for so doing. Capbicums and Tomatoes must be hardened off now, but it is rather too early to plant them out, unless they can be protected with band- lights. A situation exposed to the full sun must be selected for both the latter. Weelis are growing rapidly, and tbe hoe must be kept at work, both for keeping them down and loosening the surface soil, which has become hard and baked from a variety of causes. r FRUIT GARDEN. The most important work here is to keep the shoots of the wall-trees thinned out and nailed in, according to the progress the trees are making and the quantity of wood required to be nailed in. Strong shoots which are growing with undue vigour are Isest cut back clean to the base, unless they are particularly wanted for filling up blank spaces, when they can be shortened back. Plums and cherries to be stopped at the fourth leaf, unless the shoots are needed for filling up vacancies. To keep these trees in first-rate condi- tion, the summer pruning must be so managed as to leave very little work for the knife in the winter. Keep the engine vigorously at work to prevent aphides getting ahead. This should be done early euough in the morning to let the foliage get dry before the sun can act powerfully upon it, or in the evening after the heat of the day is past. It will not be pru- dent to deluge the trees with water during the pre- valence of keen biting winds or morning frosts; but when the weather is sufficiently genial to admit of its being done it must not be neglected. Help the Straw- berries with liquid manure where practicable, and continue to thin out the young Rispherry suckers where necessary, if strong canes are wanted. FLOWER GARDEN. The bedding-out will now be in full swing in the southern part of this island. Plant out Calceolarias, Centaureas, and other subjects which have been grown entirely in a cold frame throughout the winter. Re- cently-struck plants which are not particularly strong had better have a week or two longer under glass. Tender plants like Coleus, Amaranthus. and Lantanas should be left until the last. Many herbaceous plants may be propagated by cuttings as they go out of bloom. Seed of these may also be sown the plants should be pricked out before they get crowded, for they never get so strong or flower so freely as they otherwise would do. Newly-made lawns must not be mowed so unceremoniously as those well established, or the roots of the young grass will be considerably injured and a thin bottom be the result. FORCING. Fruits of every description to have plenty of air as they begin to ripen, where flavour is thought anything about. Peaches and Nectarines, when once the crop is fairly turned in, should have the ventilators open night and day, if the weather will adm't of its being ione. Ic will develop the full rich flavour of these Fruits, and also prevent all the fruit ripening off at irice. No more water must be applied to the roots than is necessary to keep everything plump and fresh. Other crops swelling freely must be assisted with manure-water, but it must not be used too liberally. Grrapes colouring to have a free circulation of air at all times, and the temperature kept dry. Muscats to tiave plenty of heat and liberal atmospheric moisture. The number of suckers on Pines just throwing up ihould be reduced to two, as it is impossible for them to swell off their fruit properly when encumbered with x host of suckers up the stem. It is an operation that squires care, for an injury to the stem will be :atal to the production of fine fruit. The walls and paths of all the pine houses and pits ;an be sprinkled as frequently through the day is time can be spared but the syringiog overhead, is we have repeatedly advised, must be done with care md judgment. Most of the plants in all departments ¡vi!! have now fried their pots with roots, and will c-qiiire more liberal supplies of water; this must be ooked to. Fill up pits and frames which are now )eing emptied of the bedding plants with leaves or nai.ure well sweetened, and plant out strong plants of Vfelons and Cucumbers. This is far more satisfactory lum leaving the pits empty through the summer. Where fermenting material is scarce, save it for the nelons, as thecuc imbers will do without it. Stopping md training established plants of both these subjects •o have c instant attention, and where the crop of nelons is beginning to ripen withhold the water iltogether for if the plants receive copious supplies of ha; element until the fruit is cut, the flavour of the atter will bear too great a resemblance to a pumpkin II' a swede to satisfy a critical palate. PLANT-HOUSES. Conservatory.—To preserve the beauty and freshness ,ftl,1e flowers as long as possible, shade with tiffany luring the bright sunshine, and nail a small-meshed let over the openings, to prevent tbe ingress of bees md wasps, which soon cause the flowers to drop, by Usturbing the pollen and causing the formation of eer'-porls. Greenhouse.-The ordinary batch of Pelargoniums will now be fast coming into flower, and should have as quickly as possible the finishing touches of training, to enable them to assume a natural form again before confervatory. Fuchsias will require well shading, well watering, and ventilating, and the pots to be stood on a cool moist bottom. Early Pelargo- niumH going out of flower to be kept dry for a week, then turned out of doors for the wood to get hard and trrn Jeh 'K ^et ear'y bloom next year, the fhe *arly and well ripened before use for onr'l fl n.S8 struck in the autumn are of no whinh Jfl->Wenng- Clear the house of all stuff J lT1''1? th« bairns, to allow plenty of room for plants that have to be grown on. Dlentv-6' of caterings must now be given, with I/0 moisture and air, especially firm short-j ointed^ood^'8' CnC0Urage vig0r0U8 but wiuTeoui^nhfnT^^u^6 "habitants of this structure which have iu«aud moisture» R«pot those rttentiont Tne beautv °of'tb J?*oom' a?<* •n^n o "eauty of the flowers of any now m for plants erow^ ^ne in tbe temperature require'd CL« rniicb aar, e^y > therefore, to prolong them With a dry atmosphereT^ t0 intermedUte houae
THE GREEK MASSACRE. j th^MMsacreshi p0rresPjndence just published as to K the two It Te*ece only b™S3 int0 *til1 stronger ssi twcS tUxr^^v™ br 4st »^T1(rrh of tha u wu°le of this unhappy affair—the "S, -i th« The Times). When £ *7™ e G?verri.me».t (^marks donation at the MasTaf Il ^rendon, his just in- L Desnatch to VeIT naturally declared in wlio eitber SJave iin f rskil?e of April the 28;h that all tended exenr *riD^tlon to tbe brigands of the capture was effected VK W^°' vwant snrt aged the band to persist m eX dS broui^P°:8lb?e conditions, should be im- ^Tvinlioes in van"™, j spreading, and how many SS& Su-zr r.erusins- thia Ifc 18 scarcely possible, an!nres to avoid PvJrresPot,dence and its e^ in' Greece—certo^ conclusion that every °nbnWage aS^ly. every bo™ Greek-re- Pv^ Diracvandnitif gands much in the same fathers whole first q^ regarded b? their fore- attaching that purSUlt the slighte8t notion of dis. Hellas" Hves with her armsl^hShand f^'th*' AncienJ reason thatno manknoCho™w*1' fortbeve7^^ may be raised against him ATthJ P g U ^af''d off and the brigand's are™" Government i.far power ia the land. Thev'^ C0uue t0 be a Demarchs, and fratern £ PPear cfburch> 8UP with soldiers sent to seize them TT^d u Wltb .the it is absurd to supp08eT?* ^nder such conditions Government, or that thereVJTt aQy for life outside the streets «f A5?&ny the first principles of toilet?*- ^™' Wl?ere countrv, where law is an-r Tntmg 'Y skin deep, what can we exn^e clvlhzat'011 a land where there is neither a 8Cff m Greece but simnly because the right of Lagn?U D°r tradeJ life itself uncertain? There PI°perty 19, secure and ►i™ m means to diovT are no roads, and conse- quently LO means tO dispose f local produce, and, to sum up allm the wordEl of a great moralist, 'there are nohearts, no letters, no SOcIety, and what is worst of all, continualtor anddat)gfcr o £ violent death and te ^sTa ST^P001-' brutish and M'ate thing* to find in a country waicn n-s been, petted and nroteoted bv almo-tall the great powers of Europe for the l £ forty years. years.
The Eighth ^despondence respecting the Capture ana IVJU r oy Lrigaudg of Hriti*h and Italian subjecjsm Ureec? publitthed Qn It contains a long dscylpti(jn by Lmis GleUsrifr> a German courier wh > had^ accompanied Lord and Lady Muncas er r i er> of the departure from Atnens of the P«*ty'to Marathon, of the steps he took when be hea d of their detention, of a visit he pa;il tbeui w i of the brigands, and of ti e finding of the bodus of ,he Count de Boyl and Mr. Yyner when the news of^ their murder had reached Athens. a^° £ be following painful letters written by the P hen their prospects of early release began to be' It should be added that Gleaner had himself in the hands of the biii-'&ncs as a host, ge for Mr. Vyner
e 00. "MR. F. G. VYNER TO LORD MUNCASTER. shelter, and drink, °ur spirits are not so good, as the uncertainty of our fixture is at times enough to drive us wild, (rleissner told me privately that you sugglsted comtog here. On nojiccomit doso asit not beUer matters Dq not let the tr0vern"ie°„n this matter. They (the bri- arande) will not come down, as far as money goes, be we with them ever so long. •' I trust they will fend a decisive answer by the Demarch, who, I think, Arvanitakos would believe more readily than tbe late messengers tcom Government, I shall very likely send by the ne:t messenger sor;;e letters which I desire to be kept unopened, rehtive to business, &c in case anyt,hingmay happen to me, when you can send theai to my people. I consider the idea of G'eissner exchanging with n19 im- possible, :md were it possible I would not hear of it for a minute. Telegraph to De Grey to ask Lord Clarendon to urge on the Greek Guvernment to get us released, as they can 00 it,f ind will, if sufficient pressure is put 011 them and write to him, or send on this letter, explaining that this is 110 or. dinary act of brig indaae, but to a certain amount political: and that we went to Marathon on the War Minister's word Gleissner will explain about Lady M.'s chain. 1 am much afraM that we shall have to go north. We are only about two hours from Bceotia. The scenery is lovely, but the strain en our nerves id great. I trust to God that negociations will soon be finished but theGreeks are not, to my idea, business- like. Tell try mother that time is so short I can only ju?t scrawl a line to her and I should deem it a great kindness if you or Lady M. would write to her by each maiL Pray to God to watch over us. Yours affectionately, "F. G. YYNER. P. S. Best regards to Lady Muncaster."
MR. LLOYD TO LORD MUNCASTER. De3r Muncaster,—Things do not look pleasant, and we are all in a very unhappy state of mind. You must try what you can do to eet the amnesty; but we shall have to pay besides. But I see little prospect of a satisfactory conclu- sion, unless the Greek Government at once sends out an agent to treat about the amnesty. They require an answer in Greek to their letter to Messrs Erskiue and Jlinerva. You must get something sent. "Your. &c., "E LLOYD" I perfectly a tree with what has been said before, I will psy us much as 1 have in the world. But an ageLt from the Government is, to my mind, indispensable. G id be with us. FREDERICK VYNER. "P.S. Don't send the ransom by itself."
MR. F. G. VYNER TO LORD MUNCASTER. (Extra ct ) (Apparently April 20 ) The messenger has arrived from Athens, and has, in con- junction with Noel, had a lengthened interview with the Chief the result is unfavourable. The Chief has said to Noel that he will keep us safe, for three or four months but, of course, the soldiers being set loose has done away with our security, and on the first engagement with the troops we must die, as they would kill us at once. The pro- position of being sent out of the coumry they at present will not agree to at all. On the second proposition, of being sent to prison for trial, they say rather than do that they would die fighting as they put no trust in the Greek Government. "There 9 one thing they would agree to—namely, that a formal trial should be held here, and that they should be pardoned afterwards this does not seem illegal, and thank the King and his Ministers on my behalf for their kindness, and f ay that I de not ask (for I am powerless to do that), but that, as a dying man, I implore of them humbly to grant this request of the brigands, and to prevent the operations of the soldiers as if not, we must die in a day or two, be- sides the needless bloodshed that would emue. The Go- vernment official regards our position as beyond hope, so we must trust to God that we may die bravely, as Englishmen should do. "Pray for your unfortunate, but affectionate friend, FREDERICK VYNER. "P.S. Show this to Mr. Erskine, if you like. No chance of a messenger; if there is, send a Bible. These men are desperate no pressure will avail."
TURNING HORSES OUT TO GRASS. Mr. B. Cartledge, Member of the Royal College of veterinary Surgeons, writing from Sheffield, has sent the following letter to The Times for publication :— Some time since you did me the honour to insert in The Times a letter on Watering Herses," and it is to be hoped that it has had the effect of inducing a more liberal allowance to those animals. "Turning out to grass" is a subject of scarcely less im- portance and the popular belief thut the horse is benefitted by a month's run is a fallacy that needs exposure. Now that the pastures are beginning to look green, and the weather promises to become warm, owners are thinking of giving their horses a treat by turning them out to grass. "I have worked my horses hard," say they and they need asummers run. It will rest their legs and feet; besides, green food is the natural provender for horses, and they willenjoy afew months' rest at grass and be all the better for it. This is a very general impression, but in its ap- plies1 ion to worn or used horses nothing can be more erroneous. ° it is all very well for the young animal protected by long hair, lengthy mane and tail, whose time while young has to he got over one way or another, and it is found convenient to let him forage for himself. But with stale and "groggy" horses requiring rest. and whose owners turn them out with this object, the matter is entirely different. "Rest," pro. perly so called, is not to be had in the pasture. In the simple process of gathering his food the horse walks many miles during the twenty-four hours if the pasture be bare, and the Same process obliges him to throw extra weight on his fore ieg8 and feet, which it has been the in- tention of the owner to "rest." What re*t has a horse or any other animal with a fine coat and sensitive skin when even a single fly is crawling over it ? Witness in the summer months the myriads of insects which Burroundall cattle when grazing, and watch the poor horses huddled together for shelter under trees or hedgerows, ner- vously tossing their heads, switching the tail, stamping, and thus Jarring the legs and feet, moving to and fro in the vain hope of escape from their tormentors, and then ask if this be "rest 1" When the sun is powerful the feet become hot and parched, the horn is rendered brittle and breaks off in pieces. Besides, nothing throws a horse so soon out of condition as green food. The consequence in eight cases out of ten is that the animal comes up from grass in much worse form than when turned out to rest"—if he escape getting staked, or being kicked by his companions. It is said, and I believe tr-Hy, that no hunter is in condition before he is seven years old which means that he has had three years hard keep and moderate work. The summering of hunters is now an altogether different matter from what it was formerly. If properly treated, the hunter will at most be allowed a small quantity of green food as a bo ine-bowhe, for a week or so. Tllis is gathered for him, is eaten in his box or in the yard attached, and hisusualfeeds of corn are not lessened. What, then, is the best method of dealing with horses in the summer, when either rest is a necessity, or otherwise de- sirable? Put them into a loose box or shed, well littered with tan, bark, sawdust, or straw, or all combined; remove the shoes, and rllsp off the sharp edges of the crust to prevent them breaking; supply water without stint; give a liberal allow- ance df oats. Lidian corn, and bran, with cut chaff and hay, the whole of which will be the better for being made damp with water. If on the part of the owner there is a predilection for green food, give it in small quantities mixed by hand with the hay, always I.ecnemb"ring that the fht whích it invaria- bly produc&\ h 110 much lumber, not condition, and that when the horse returns 'o work the fat is thrown off at the cost of adaitional wear in the feet and legs.
THE YOUNG MEN IN WOMEN'S CLOTHES. The following are copies of some of the letters found at the lodgings of Boulton and Park, the two young men who are charged with having frequented places of 1 pubhc resort in London while dressed as women:- "Lochasb, April 8,1870. "My darling Erne,—I was rather hurt at not receiving a letter from you before leaving Dingwall as I know if you had posted a letter any time up to nine p.m.' on Tuesday I should have got it at Dingwall; and as you did not 'hem, I fear you will not have written at all My ne*s cnance of getting a letter from you is to-night, and shant I swear if you don't! The worst of it is, I omitted to write a™n y°ur address in London. Please send it to me at once, If you have not already done. I have deserved this though (reorge. 41 y mother g> es to Boulogne on the 22nd of this contn, and I must manage, if possible, to be there with her. x nave told her I can go there on the 16th of May, if she can sena ma some money before that. Will it be too earlyy°u? I am not altogether sorry that you should meet ner. Will yon promise not to shave your moustache 8giin 'V™ th's time until we nieet for any consideration wnatever? r beg you will promise this. When I left Dlng^»aii in the mail car on Wednesday I wished you were with me nut by the time I arrived here I was verv glad you were not. l was drenched to the skin, and I have been very 'ex*fr' -1 aiyu seedy yesterdayand to-day. I should like to ha^e,T^(i Tti? nurse me, but probably you have been worse. I tnT you my youngest brother had lately left the army, A 8'ad to hear he has got in again through the interest oi o r Jiope Grant, uncle of the girl whose portrait 1 pointed ou to you in the Academy in Edinburgh. I am quite in the aa N to Albert's movements. Did you hear anything of Jac* or aia you see Fisher before leaving Edinburgh j—Yours always, "LOUIS." "Sunday, —17>1870. My dearest Erne,—At last your address. "Louis."
"Sunday, —17>1870. My dearest Erne,—At last your address. me that there is no such place as Shirland-road the "Directory," but perhaps the houses sre new. A a ner sorry to hear of your going about in drag so mucn, p y,, i confess, for selfish reasons. I know the chance while this sort of thing goes on. You havei less than a month to grow it, for my mother has arrang at Boulogne until the 2lst, so as to meet me »ve settled to go there on the 16th,*if I can get leave, at is four weeks from to-morrow. I have told my mottie y are coming, but have not yet had time to receive her a j. thoughtitwell to te II her that you are very that j ou will do your best to appear as manly as jou c n, at any rate hi face. I therefore again beg of y°u moustache grow at once. I have written to P'^op ■ at Ba> onne from May 27th to 23rd of June. I wlU how I think of dividing our time abroad when we m be- fore if you like. I enclose part of a letter from ——■ yo you know who intended us. I heard yesterday fj om ertat Liverpool he said he would go to Edinburgh and p y r my speedy arrival. With his usual vagueness ne gives no dates. I have written, asking him J1oi^„ f 6 north, as I don't know wnen I shall j>e 'n -Edin- burgh. I hope you aint hard up. I 1ca°,' dT any money for a week or two. Next send you some both for pocket and clothes; so Y may order the latter at once. Of course I would pay any drag bills except the one at Edinburgh. If you haven t paid this let me know about this and other bills. I have determined to depart from Mrs. Dickinson when I g° on I am sure you will be glad to hear of this. I tO'day g t an invita- tion from —— to dine with him and to go to Grand Dushense on the 25th. He will be cut up when he hears we are to be in Edinburgh. You were much inquired after at Tnurso. The waiter there told me that the ladles m the hotel would not let you go at all if you had gone there again. I yesterday went to John O'Groat's house, of whicn possibly you have heard. Of course I miss ever, Louis. The third letter was dated Union Hotel, Inverness, April 13,1S70. "My Dear Ernie,—No address, no money. That is my motto at present. It means that until I have your address, I shan't risk sending any money, remaps that will induce you to send it—nothing else seems to. l want you to write a long letter giving me an account of everything which has happened since we parted. Who saw you off ? What about F- and Henry P ? The former gave me a hiflt that something had occurred. ¥-—■ wants to know your address. He says there is no such place •» sniriand- road in the directory.. „ "I don't know when the Derby is, hut were I able to be in town I could not go with you in aarag. Don t think me a cross old thing for this. You know y sentiments. Were I a humbug, I should say I should he delighted to go and take care not to; as I am not a humbug, J. tell you 1 wouldn't. I will take care to have the things you mention. What bills have you left in Edinbro 1 I wonld make au attempt to pay some other earlier d s. i should be very glad to help you I should y°^ ^ave a little more principle than I fear you have as^to p yn% debts. Will you let me know the a Idress ot the photographer in Colchester, and 1 will write to him at once. 1 haven t it with me. •' I came here from Dingwall thi3 morning. 1 shortly start for Thurso, where 1 should arrive at 6^30 to-morro .v. 1 expect to meet B and his wife in the tram. Write a long letter answering all my questions, xour loving Luuis." Mr. Poland (the counsel for the prosecution said it was well known that "drag" meant fcoing about in women's clothes' Mr. Besley (for Boultou) said that his friend was not there to offer evidence hImatlf. The Magistate said he always thought a "drag was a four-wheeled vehicle. Mr. Straight (for Parks) suggested that this was far more likely besides the word had been coupled with the "Derby." The magistrate said that the letters read at present were not sufficient to prevent his refusing bail; in fact one of the letters, where it said, the ladies would not let him go away if he went again," was decidedly in his favour. Mr. Poland Shall I read another? Mr. Besley I desire that all the letters be read. Mr. Poland said be should only read those he chose, and then read the following: Office, Edinbro', April 20. "My darling Erlle,-I had a letter last night from Louis, which was cheering in every respect, except in the informa- tion it bere that he is to be kept a week or so longer in the north. He tells me that you are 'living in drag.' What a wonderful child it is' I have three minds to come up to London, awl see your magnificence with my own eyep. Should yoù wdc(me me Probably it iø better that I shou1.l stay at home iind dream of you. But the thought of you, Lais and Antillous in one, ill ravishing. Let me ask your advice. A young lady, whose family are friends of mine, is coming here. She is a charmingly-drefsed, beautiful fool, with £30,000 a year. I have reason to believe that if I go in for her I can many. Yüu know I should never care for her, but is the bait tempting enough for me to make this further sacrifice to respectability ? Of course, after we were mairied I could do pretty much as I pleased. People don't mind what one does 011 £3 \.000 a year, and the lady wouldn't much mind, as she hasn't brains enough to trouble herself about much beyond her dresses, carriage, &c. What shall I do You see I keep on writing to yon, and expect some day an answer to some of my letters. In any case, with all the love in my heart, I am yours, c., JOHN." (The two initials following are indistinct, but appear to he P. F.") Mr, Straight sincerely hoped it would be borne in mind that these letters had no reference to his client Park, however they might be tupposed to affect Boulton. After the above letters had been read, Mr. Poland handed anotherletlerto the magistrate, whichhe retired to read in private and when he returned, he said that finoe reading the last letter his opinion of the case had entirely changed. He now felt. it his duty to remand the prisoners for another week, without bail (sensation rile prisoners were then remanded. It is said tbp .articles found at the lodgings of the prisoners are valued at £200.
FUNERAL OF MR. EDWARD HERBERT. On Monda. afternoon, between two and three o'clock, the mortal remains of Mr. Edward H. C. Herbert, one of the victims of the late Greek massacre, Were consigned to their final resting-place in the vault of the Carnvvm family at the old parish church of Burghclere, Hants, about one mile and a half from Highclere Castle, the seat of the Earl of Carnarvon. The vault is built of stone on the south side of the chancel, and the first body deposited in it was that of Henry Herbert, first Earl of Carnarvon, who died in June, 1811; while the hot interment was that of Mr. Edward Charles Hugh Herbert (father of the victim of the Greek outrage), in the month of May, 18 years ago. The body of Mr. Edward Herbert was conveyed frcm Southampton by the mail train on Saturday night as far as Micheldever station, and drawn thence by road to Burghclere Church, where it arrived at six o'clock on Sunday morning, and was at once placed on 1. bier in the chancel, where it remained throughout Sunday. Thousands of persons flocked to the church and were allowed to pass round the coffin, on either side of which was a row of large wax candles. In the afternoon the public were excluded for a short time, during which Lady Carnarvon and other ladies, mem- bers of the family, came across from the Castle and deposited wreaths of pure white flowers upon the coffin. The leaden shell containing the body was enclosed in a handsome coffin covered with purple velvet, and orna- mented with silver-gilt crosses, &c. The inscription ran as follows:— EDWARD HENRY CHARLES HERBERT. "Born, 1st of September, 1887. "Died, 21st of April, 1870. "Murdered by Greek Banditti, near Athens." The church was densely filled. Shortly after two o'clock the mournful cortege arrived from Hiehclere Castle, and was met by the clergy— Revs. E. Waters, F. Gosling, Wasse, and Warren. The mourners occu- pied the stalls in the chancel, and also several seats in the nave. The sacred edifice was draped with black cloth. The funeral was attended by many of the relatives and friends of Mr. Herbert, among whom were Mr. G. H. E^cott and the Rev. H. Sweet-Escott, bis uncles the Earl of Carnarvon, Hon. Alan Herbert, Hon. Auheron Herbert, M.P., Mr. Robert Herbert, the Earl of Portsmouth Rev. R. B. Barber, Mr. S. Bou- verie Pusey, the Earl of Dacie, Mr. T. D. Acland, M P. Mr' H. Jenkinson, cousin of the deceased; the Unitea States Minister, Hon. J. Lothrop Motley Lord Mun- c'tster, Mr. H. Ogilvy, Mr. W. H. Gladstone, M.P., Mr. Cyril Graham, Sir W. Throckmorton and Mr. J. Throckmorton, Rev. E. Coleridge, Rev. Edwin Palmer, Mr. F. Fletcher, Rev. T. Gem, &c. The following ladies were present in the chancel, and each brought flowers, which they laid upon the coffin after it had been placed in the vault:—The Countess of Carnarvon, the Countess of Portsmouth, Lady Gwendoline Her- bert, Ladies Catherine and Lilias Wallop. Mrs. Travers Fletcher, Miss Jane Herbert, and the Misses Ogilvy. At the conclusion of the burial service the whole of the mourners entered the vault, which contains the remains of tne three Earls of Carnarvon who died in 1811, 1833, and 1849. Ten other members of the Herbert family also lie there. Mr. Edward Herbert is not the urst member of the family wholle remains have been brought from abroad for the purpose of in- terment in this vault, the remains of the Hon. Charles Herbert, captain, R.N., second son of the first Earl of Carnarvon, who was drowned off the coast of Spain in September, 1808, when thirty-four years of age, having been brought home in the month of December follow- ing. The wither proved extremely fine, and persons living in Hampshire and Berkshire drove long dis- tances to witness the obsequies of the deceased gentle- man.
MURDER BY A MOTHER. A very shocking affair took place on Saturday morn- ing at Brownedge, a small hamlet lying off the main road from Hanley to Leek. One of the inhabitants is James Goodwin, who and his wife, his daughter, aged ten years, and an infant of ten months, on Friday morning constituted an apparently happy family. Towards night, however, the daughter ran screaming out of the house, bleeding from a wound in the throat. Some of the neighbours went to the cottage-door, which was found to be fash. An entrance was effected, and on going upstairs Mrs. Goodwin and her infant, both with their throats cut, were seen lying on the bed. A surgeon was sent for, and he attended to the wound, but the little one's life could not be saved. The self- inflicted wound of the mother was not so serious, and it is believed that the elder child will also recover. From the latter it has been elicited, that being asked by her mother to go upstairs she did so, and was closely followed by her mother, who immediately seized her and cut her throat with a razor. She, however, managed to struggle away, and ran out of the house, as stated above. Goodwin was at once sent for from the colliery, and was naturally much affected by the deplorable circum- sRanees. Mrs. Goodwin was nine years ago mentally affected to such an oxtent that she was placed under Proper care in the Leek workhouse, but there had been fv? indication of aberration, and Goodwin states that wien he left her on Friday morning there was no observable excitement or peculiarity of manner. The raz )r was found under the bed, and proved to be Good. win s. Mrs. Goodwin, as it was dangerous to remove her, was placed under police charge in the cottage.
C FROM AMERICAN PAPERS. A new town in Mississippi is named Jollification Iowa recently had a wedding in which a female clergyman tied the knot and officially kissed the bride- groom. The Boston Mail mentions the following remarkable instance of American delicacy.—A young lady fainted last market morning when told by one of the country chaps that he had salad for sale undressed. A Florida alligator's post-mortem revealed several buttons, marbles, and a top in his stomach, and anelghbour- mg family thinks it knows where its missing little boy went to. A contemporary says—"A man in Chicago came near having the top of his head blown off, because he called another man alderman. This habit of calling people names will get some one killed yet." The Americans have discovered that they have a Muncaster amongst them. They claim that Mr. Penington, jun., bibliopole, South Seventh-street, Philadelphia, is twenty-fifth cousin of our English Lord Muncaster. A Pennsylvania bachelor thus gets after a lovely woman"1 impeach her in the name of the great whale of the ocean, whose bones are torn asunder to enable her to keep straight. I impeach herl n the name of the peacock, whose strut, without his permission, the has stealthily and without honour assumed. I impeach her in the name of the horse, whose tail she has perverted from its use to the making of wavy tresses to decorate the back of the head and neck. I impeach her in the name of the kangaroo, whose beautiful figure she, in taking upon herself the Grecian bend, has brought into ill favour and disrepute."
EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN,, It is remarked as curious that Mr. Disraeli never registered any coat of arms. An industrious person conceived the idea of farming the back of the millions of letters of the Emperor to the voters of France, and letting the back page for advertise- ments. Information received from Lloyd's agent at Yoko- hama, dated 2(Lh March, says The Blue Jacket, which arrived here to-day from Hong Kong, reports th¡J,1i Iha dis- covered two new islands on the way." The other dqy, one of the girls attending the Man- chester Jewish School accidentally fell into a pond and was on the point of being drowned, when she was courageously saved by Moses Raphael a pupil teacher belonging to the same institution. The convict John Kelly, who at last Circuit Court, Glasgow, was sentenced to death for the murder of a de- formed woman in a field near Duke-street, in that city, on the 12th March, has been respited until further signification of her Majesty s pleasure. 1 The literary arena is evidently overthronged. The other day a gentleman sent a maruscript to' a certain monthly magazine, and received in reply the following note: —"The edttorwJll not be able to glance at your MS. forseveral years. It is now at my office awaiting your wishes." Archdeacon Williams, in his charge to the clergy at Swansea on Monday touching upon the education question, said he considered Mr. Former's bill, as a whole, a fair and reasonable measure, though capable of modification and he strongly deprecated, as savouring of intolerance, the claims of the secularists to banish the Bible from our elementary schools. He argued that what was called the "reli¡¡ioul difficulty was a mere phantom. The British Museum was open to the public up to 8 p.m. for the first time on Monday the 9th inst. Great will, of course, be the boon to the working classes eventually, but at present they appear to be somewhat like emancipated slaves, and to require education to make them appreciate their nevely-arquired privilege. The total number of men, women, and children who entered the Museum in the extra hours between 6 and 8 was on the first day 75. A Washington despatch says the Sioux are the principal tribe of Indians whose dissatisfaction may break out in open war. The War department has ordered all available troops to the plains to guard the Pacific Riilroad. The official reports show that tne failure to comply with treaty obligations is the cause of the restlessness of the savages. A story comes from Monticello, Kansas, which re- cil!s the most tearful features of the old days of Southwest. Two irifiaeuiial citizens of that town, having quarrelled, fought tae old traditional duel with knives ana piitolsina darkroom. When the door was* broken epen one of them was found with his throat cut and tne shot through the lunes. Prince Frederic, cona'n and brother-in-law of the King of Wurtemburg, wnose death is announced, was a son of Prince Paul, the late king's brother. He was born in 1808, and married, in 1S15, his cousin, the Princess Catherine, third daughter of King William I. He has left a BOD, Prince William (born in 1848), who is now presumptive heir to the throne, l he death of Prince Frederic (say s the North German Correspondent) is believed to have been accelerated by an accident he met in hunting about nine years ago; Pope Pius IX., entered upon his seventy-ninth year on Saturday, the 14t'i inttatt. Mr Bright was tks only minister absent from the Cabinet Council last Saturday. A lad of twelve, named George Duff, has been gored to death by a bullock, in the Ayr cattle market. The Musical Standard, says that the Emperor of the French graciously presented a magnificent set of pearls and diamonds to MriHe. Nilsson, on her leaving Paris for London. The Earl or Strathmore has presented each of the tenants on his estates with a large photograph of the portrait of himself, presented by the tenantry some time ago. The funeral of Sir James Simpson was attended by 1,700 gentlemen, representing civic, university, and proles- sional bodies. Mrs. George Macdonald is preparing for publication a number of plays for young people, several 01 which have been duly tested by actual performance. It is announced that Barrett, who has been tried .wice tor shooting Captain Lambert, will be tried a third tune. The Cambridge Chamber of Agrionlture resolved, on Saturday, to petition Parliament againdb the repeal of law on hawkers' licenses and game certificates. I The Journal de St. Petersburg denounces as a mere I invention the news published in tne Indian papers that the Russians were marching upon Khiva. According to intelligence f rom Japan, by way of San Francisco, aud telegraphed to the New York papers the Japmese Budget for the current year shows a deficit of £2,500,00. The Manchester Chamber of Commerce have decided to send three gentlemen KS witnesses to Paris, to give evi- dence beiore the Cturtoi Inquirv, now sitting as to the operation of the Treaty of 1SGD with respect to cotton goods. On Sunday morning an ordinary snake, about a yard in length, was picked up at the corner of one of the streets near to Ramsden-street, Huddersfield, and was taken to the police-station. A monument to King Robert the Bruce is to be erected an the field ef Binnockburn. An influential com- mittee has been formed in London and tn Scotland. The committee are obtaining a design from the veteran artist Mr. George Cruikshank. From the public report of the health of Liverpool for the year 1869, it appears that of 8,793 deaths from all caules in the parish, only three were from small-pox. Whether any of the three were vaccinated persons is not stated. Mr. Bacon, a printer at Colchester, has been con- victed under the Factories Extension Act, for employing a lad under twelve years of age without first having obtained a surgeon's certificate, and was fined £2. and £ 1 lig. 6d. costs. Three other informations failed on technical grounds. On Saturday, 200 gallons of train oil and a quantity of salt were seized and sold by the agent of the Rev. H. A. Baumgartner, vicar of Mevagissey, Cornwall, from the stores of Messrs. Fox aud Co., in distress for fish tithes. About half the market value was obtained. The Times states that an arrangement has been come to between the Government and the delegates from New Zealand, by which Parliament will be asked to guarantee a loan of £1,000,000, to be raised by thecolony for the purpose of employing the friendly Maories in road-making and other public works, and for the promotion of emigration. The Queen has intimated her intention to offer in competition to the female artiltl of all nationl a prize of a thousand francs (£40) for the best fan, painted or carved, by a lady under twenty-five years of age. Such fan must be ex- hibited at the International Exhibition of next year. The proposed Republican meeting in Hyde Park created quite a sensation in Paris, but at a political meeting the pertinent question was asked, Don't you think that the English might confine their attention to their own reforms ? —they seem to require many." The Tablet states that an immense petition from Great Britain, containing between 100,000 and 200,000 signa- tures. praying the Holy Father and the Council to place the Church under the special patronage of St. Joseph, was pre- sented by his Grace the Archbishop cl Westminster to the Pope, a short time ago. The bankruptcy of the Duke of Newcastle came before Mr. Baron BramweU in Chambers on Saturday, and it was arranged that the liability of a peer to be made a bankrupt should be admitted in order to raise the question whether the money paid into court belonged to Mr. Padwick or the assignees under the bankruptcy. At a large meeting held on Monday night in the Town Hall, Leeds, under the presidency of the mayor, a re- solution condemning the Contagious Diseases Acts as unjust, immoral, and degrading, subversive of the liberty of the subject, and ineffectual for their professed object of lessen- ing disease, was carried almost unanimously, and a petition to Parliament for their repeal adopted. An impudent outsider and literary amateur called upon an editor and asked permission to write the fine art criticisms and the theatrical critiques, as he was in want of lomfthing to do. I am sorry to say that both departments are filled," responded the obliging editor, but if you really want something to do you can clean the windows." The Commissioners of Primary Education in Ireland have just presented their report, in which it is stated that they recommend the maintenance of the national system, with the exception that in parishes where the population is all Roman Catholic, or where it is all Protestant, the denomi- national system shall be introduced. A Constantinople correspondent says that a brother of the Greek brigand Arvanitaki has for some years kept a small retail shop in Pera. His conduct has always been good, and he can hardly hy possibility have had anything to do with the massacre at Marathon; nevertheless, so much popular feeling has been excited against him that he has had to hide himself te elcape perlonal violence. A curious sect, caling themselves "Jehovah's Band," have arisen. Their peculiar form of worship develops itself by blowing, whistling, shouting, jumping, wrestling, falling to the floor, and rolling over and kicking Both men and women engage in the exercises. New members are bap- tised at midnight in the next pond, a capital notion if well carried out. On Sunday they hold continuous service, taking recess for meals only. The English public will receive with pleasure the f tidings that Mr. Charles Mathews has arrived at Melbourne in excellent health and the highest spirits after a very agree- able voyage. Immediately on his landing, our popular comedian had to encounter a series of deputations, dinners, and demonstrations of every kind, thus pleasantly preparing the way for his first appearance on the Australian stage. A number of what are termed the established ship- wrights and other mechanics at Chatham dockyard have consented to take the bonuses dIered by the Admiralty to induce them to retire from the service, and several have already left the dockyard on the terms laid down. The rate of gratuity granted by the Admiralty is one month's pay for every year of service in the dockyard which they have com- pleted. The announcement that the Admiralty have ordered a further discharge of the workmen at Chatham dockyard is not correct. In London, on Thursday in last week, Mr. Mahon, a commercial clerk, made an application to the magistrate at Bow-street police-court, regarding a nurse in his service who had left his house on Monday, taking with her an infant child, and had not up to that time returned. On Monday he appeared at the same court, and stated that, in consequence of the publicity given to the previous application, the girl had been led to deliver up herself with the child—to the ap- plicant's great relief. A Bill has been brought in by Mr. H. B. Sheridan, M.P., to protect the goods of loogen agamst executioDl upon the property of the landlord. It provides that an under- tenant. if threatened with a distress, may make a declaration that the immediate tenant has no property in the goods dis- trained, and if after such declaration any person levies or threatens to levy a distress on the lodgers' goods, he shaH be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall also be liable to an action at law for damages. A Florence letter states that M. Leman, the French consul-general at Leghorn, having been warned that the parties who lately murdered the Austrian Consul Inghiram, intended also to assassinate M.B, made his escape, and took refuge on board a French ship. The prefect of Leghorn offered him a boat of the Italian navy to put him on board, but the consul thought it more dignified to go in his own boat; and ultimately the prefect accompanied him in that, while two boats bearing police agents escorted him. The Executive of the South Yorkshire Miners' Council have issued an appeal for assistance on behalf of the wives and children connected with the lock-out at Thorncliff e, which has now lasted eighteen months, and has proved one of the most costly struggles ou record. There are 300 women and 722 children dependent on the fund. Since the 1st of January, 1869, the sum of £3.4,490 has been paid to men on lnike and locked-out in the district, out of which upwards °,1''000 has been paid towards the support of the Thorn- cline men. T £ eJe5ie8 carried out at Chatham last Saturday, under the committee on military engineering, afforded some exceedingly valuable results. The great ad- vantage of gun-cotton in destroying stockades and felling trees and piles were ehown in a remarkable manner as was also its peculiar value in bringing down semi-demolished walls such as the ruins after a fire, which are so exceedingly dangerous to clear away by gunpowder. In mines it exhibits no such superiority over guupowder as should seem- ingly make it desirable to incur the serious risks of the after fumes which the gun-cotton gives out. A soldier of the second battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, at Windsor, caught the smallpox in the town, a few days ago, and was removed to the regimental hospital. The disease is at present so prevalent in that borough, several deaths having occurred from it within the last week, that the authorities are taking precautionary steps to prevent its fpread amongst the troops. The hospital orderlies are for- bidden tc enter barracks, and hawkers from disposing of » fish and other edible commodities tv the soldiers. "Weare getting on splendidly with our church music here in London! At a well-known church where the very extremity of ritual II in vogue. the memberB of the fashion- able congregation were on Easter Day regaled with the overtures to Tancredi' and Figaro' (striking ecclesiastical compositions) performed, after a manner, as concluding voluntaries During the communion service, a selection from that very religious opera known as 'Trovatore' was blared out to the astonishment of musiGal hearers, and to the disgust of all not steeped in the sensational nonsense ot the time."—Musical Standard. On Friday night in last week, during the thick weather which then prevailed a brlgantine, named the Dublin Last (Synes master), of and from Guernsey for London, with a c TL-O of broken granite, went ashore on the Long Sand. All eff orts to get her off proved unavailing, and as morning broke the crew, consisting of nine handl, abandoned the vesseL At the time of leaving the bows were under water, and the crew were fortunately picked up by the fishing smack Laurel and brought into Ramsgate harbour about 8 am., when they were taken to the Sailors' Home and their wants promptly attended to. The greatest procession which has ever been wit- nessed in Ulster passed through the streets of Belfast on Saturday afteruooa, in connection with the laying of the foundation stone of the Belfast Working Men's Institute. Frienaly and trade societies of all denominations took part in the proceedings, and numerous bands, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, played upon the march. The proceed- ings were most harmonious, and highly creditable to the working men of Belfast and its neighbourhood. The in- stitute is to cost £ S,000. The foundation stone was laid by Miss Charters, daughter of the largest contributor. The Mayor of Belfast presided. Dr. Lloyd, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, has I published an important pamphlet on commutation, in which he estimates the present values ot the clerical life Interests of all classes at £ 5,179,000. His object is to Irish clergy that general commutation would be safe, and his hypothesis is that the capital sum might be invested at 4 or 4J per cent. In secure funds. The gain on this invest. ment, together with the 12 per cent IKIBUS securied to the Church under the Act, and the sum of £ 51 Q.uoo in lieu of private endowments, would, at the end of fltteen and a half years, when the last life would have the Church would be entirely dependent on its own resources, constitute an endowment of £ 1.639,WW. ? J elusive of what might be saved by clerical "compounding. Mr. E. Baines, M.P., attention to the ereatlv improved feehng tl^t iUeU towards the Go- vernment Education Blll hav<f he says, "for secular education nf The fears which prevailed so th^ hiM 1 nonconformists as to the probable changed for a grateful re- cognition °s. 1U authors, and a hopeful view of the rem rp. n 7 ^ri°Us objection by reasonable modi- Ae^ions. The ut^er 'rnpraetieahiijty of banishing the Bible ?? 111 rate-aided schools is generally i • e believes that tbe May meetings in ,JlLK Wlth a healthy note of respect tor the ScrIptures 1Il the schools. f 4ean and canons of Christchureh have, it is stated, placed the matter of tha destination of the valuable workj of arts abstracted from the library of the college in the hands of detectives, and have sought the interposition ot I Government, the property destroyed being vested in the Crown. On Saturday night a numerous meeting of the junior members of the society was held, when a proposition condemning the conduct of those engaged in this disgraceful outrage was unanimously passed, but that part of the motion in favour of giving up the names of the perpetrators was rejected by a large majority. Since then, however, a mem- ber of (the society has, it is stated, given such information as will probably lead to the detection of tbe offenders, who will, it is understood, be proceeded against criminally. It Is understood that those gentlemen suspected have been gated,' 1 ■ i i-r Lord and Lady Muncaster have been on a visit t Her Majesty at Windsor. A Crystal Palace is to be built for New York the capital, seven millions, is all paid up. Mr. Cairnes, J.P.. a brewer of Drogheda, has given £1,000 to the Sustentatlon Fund of the Irish Church. The Queen has invested the Earl of Minto with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Thistle. Now thatMr. Goschen has taken in hand the reforma- tion of workhouses, a wag proposes they should berebaptised Ihe Land of Goschen." A bankrupt, the other day, irritated at a counsel recently pleading against him, exclaimed at last, Thee bold thy din I owed thee nothing." A retired tradesman, named Telford, seventy-two years of age, residing in Bolton, committed suicide on Saturday night. At Maidstone, a young man, named Draw has been committed for trial on a charge of having made an attempt to murder his grandfather by shooting at him with a pistol. A meeting of all the pianists of Paris is reported to be arranged—with what object it is not said. It is to be hoped they are not about to strike. It is generally understood that the greater part of the foreign joiners' work imported into this country is manu- factured by machinery made iu England, principally in London, and exported for that express purpose."—Builder. The Prussian Government has just given a further pr^of of its solicitude for public instruction by authorising the Lower Sdesian railway to issue third-class return-tickets at half price for children on their way to and from school. The Rev. A. Campbell, rector of Liverpool, died on Sunday last at a very advanced age. He had been ailing for some time. Flags on the shipping in most of the docks and on the public buildings were hoisted half-mast high. A French gentleman, who recently died, smoked forty cigars a day, and dried up hiø life in consequence. However, he has left several millions of money but has strin- gently forbid his inheritors to smoke. A testimonial in money has been subscribed for pre- sentation to Baron Liebig. At the Baron's request, however, it is to be devoted to the foundation of a prize to be called the Liebig Medal," and to be from time to time awarded to the scientific investigator in agricultural chemistry. A despatch from Athens announces that the most notorious brigands in Acarnania and Lepanto have been killed, and that the remaining bands are seeking to eseape to- Italy, Turkey, and Wallachia. Western Greece (the telegram adds) is freed from brigandage. A scene of a curious nature occurred at a theatre ia Paris the other night. Of a sudden an actress stopped, took off her diamond necklace and her earrings, and presented them to a lady in a private box. saying, M. Ie Marquis, who is with you, sent them to me, but I was not aware that he was married. "The ladies have established a paper to support their rights. It is called the Shield. A shield for what! Who wishes to attack them ? If they want an illustration 0.. a shield for a frontispiece we would suggest one-a man-th. very best shield for a woman."— Courf Journal. At Travaccore, India, a tiger jumped into a cattle- fold one night, aud killed thirty-six bullocks in a few hours Each one was found with its neck broken, and with the dis- tinct marks of ,a tiger's paw upon it, between the head and. shoulders. Mr. Dunlop, a tradesman of Liverpool, who suffered severely from some internal complaint, in a fit of mental aberration, from acute pain, shot himself in the face, and afterwards cut a vein in his arm a few days ago. He never rallied, and at the inquest on Saturday a verdict in accor- dance with the evidence was returned. His Royal Highness Prince Alfred may be expected S ^FR'°^K in the autumn. Writing to the Prince of Wales, the D<^KE says:—" I»ve to Alexandra and the olive; branches, for whom I have got all kinds of brocades and shawls. E jookforward to see you all in time for the Sanaringham partridges." An extraordinary scene took place outside a cafe chantant in the Chants ElyaSes, Paris, the other day. A gen- tleman flung down a lighted fusee, and it set fire to the dress of a lady. Seeing the danger, all the consumers rushed out to her rescue and inundated her with beer, which they were drinking. The result was successful, and she was not much injured, though frightened, and much scented with the liquid used in her preservation. The Gardeners' Chronicle last week recorded that the styles and ovaries (the young fruit) of apples in the neigh- bourhood of London were destroyed by the frost on 4th May, even in the unexpanded flower. Our contemporary now states that the flower-buds of the wild crab, in the hedges,, in low damp ground near Harrow, were similarly injured. On Friday night, as Mr. Irving, of Castle Irvure, Ireland, was on his way home, he met a number of men, and, believing that they meant to attack the castle, he gave the alarm to his tenantry at Irvinestewn, who turned out armed in considerable numbers. No attack was made ON the castle. The rumours which have been in circulation about the state of Mr. Bright's health the Daily News declares to be entirely without foundation. The right hon. gentleman is making rapid and satisfactory progress towards recovery and, but for the undesirability of taxing too soon a newly acquired strength, would probably be able to resume his. official and parliamentary duties during the present session. M. Rochefort has been informed by the governor of the Saint Pelagie Prison that if he continues to write in the Marseillaise under the signature of Henry Dangerville, he will be kept au secret, and effectually prevented from com- municating with anybody outside the prison walls. A similar intimation was made to M. Paschal Grousset, the author of the articles in that paper, signed No. 144." A body of police awaited the arrival of a train from Birmingham at Paddington on Saturday night, and on the passengers alighting on the platform, a number of persons who are supposed to be Fenians were taken into custody. Fifty revolvers were found in their luggage. A gentleman supposed to be waiting for them was also taken, and en him was found between £100 and JE200 in money and notes. It is reported from Oxford that a sucker-in of mathematics &Eked several of those who purvey the liquid to the student, what two figures multiplied together would make seven. He was on all sides informed that he was pro- pounding an absurdity but coedescended at length to ex- plain that seven times one would produce the required re- sult. The united committees appointed at the last Wes- leyan Conference have just announced the resolutions they have arrived at on the question of national education. THEY hold religious instruction to be an essential element; tha& such instruction should be entirely in the hands of the teacher; and that no clergyman, or member 01 any religioui order, is eligible for the office of teacher. It was stated at a recent meeting of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, that during the past sixteen months the society had contributed, by its lifeboats and other means, to the saving of 1.578 lives from different ship- wrecks, in addition to having saved thirty-seven vessels from destruction. The institution has now 220 lifeboats under its management, and contiibutes yearly to the saving of nearlv 1,000 lives. During the past month the payments by the society on various lifeboat stations amounted to .62 1C0 In London, last Sunday evening, the Rev. Newman Hall preached to a crowded congregation, in the SmTey Chapel, his first sermon since his return from a three mouths' tour in the Holy Land. The health of the rev. gentleman which was in a declining state, appears to have been restored* In the afternoon he preached in St. James's-hall. A London housekeeper has written to The Tiir.cs to say that his servants have a meat breakfast at eight a m dinner at one, p.m., tea and bread and butter at five' nm a meat supper at nine, p.m at all meals as much of thebest food as they like to eat yet two servants have given him warning because he will not allow luncheon, consistirg of beer and bread and cheese at eleven, am.—[Poor half- starved creatures !] The Home Secretary has authorized the local authori' ties of Colchester, to give notice that the Government offer a reward of £.0 for information leading to the discovery and conviction of the murderer or murderers of the boy John Harding, and the offer of a pardon to any accomplice, not being the actual murderer, who may give such information a& lhalllead to a like result. A special service was held on Sunday evening, U NDER the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, on behalf of the Society for Propagatfng Christian Knowledge. There was a laree con- gregation, and the service, which was choral, was admirablv sustained by a numerous and efficient choir. GORE'S anthem "0 taste and see," was beratihUly TENDERED. THE sermon was preached by the Archbishop of York, who took for hillii text "It aoth not yet appear what we shall be 1 St, John iii., 2. Alter pleading for the society, his grace delivered an eloquent sermon on the immortality of the souL On Tuesday, Lord Penzance gave judgment in th« cas« of Plowden v. Plowden," which has beln for twodavl under consideration. The petition of Mrs. Plowden AIW«,? cruelty and adultery by her husband. Captain Plowden His lordship said he thought the first charge had entirelv failed Cruelty was essentially a charge of a cumulative nature but in this instance its existence was alleged only for a term of two or three days and as the ground of the court's inter- vention in such cases was the future safety and protection of the wife, it was incumbent upon it to be very strict in re- quiring proof. In this case it was denied by the respondent, and stood only on the unsupported testimony of the NET £ tioner. His lordship concluded by saying that he must re(M „ A divorce, but should not dismiss the petition in the MR,AN- time. Nature expresses a hope that the great bomS,ll« now successfully acclimatised in the ZOOLOGTCAL-GAMEM before long give us an opportunity of ohsarvmg » !UJBUIM custom existing among those birds. As soon as the hThu commenced the labour of incubation ♦ wall up the entrance to the nest TLU ONW J>R??VFDLT0' is left outside. He then devote, feeding her. One great dutinetlor 6 brute creation is, that man is OROT«««I™ NRU bills are dreadfully behtod. THEITT^ MI»2??E«,X?L fhe^fMhionabl^matrnn 8 HORDBIL1 the principle of matron of modern civilisation, that the last BE concerned about children is their mother f Or will the fashionable matron learn a lesson from the hornbilL and use her superior intelligence to do without compulsion that which the bird is forced to do ?
THE MARKETS. MART-LANE.—MONBAT/. At Mark-lane this mornmgthe show of English wheat was only moderate. There was a thin attendance of millers, AND a general indisposition was evinced to purchase, EMOTION being engendered by the more favourable aspect of agri- cultural affairs. Very few transactions took plAce, and the tendency of prices was in favour of purchasers The show of foreign wheat was moderate. For all qualiti«« demand was inactive, at about late quotations. FH» „I* of barley was moderate. The trade was FIJ-M quotations. Maltsold HEAVILY at last WEEK'S' MIRIL market was fairly supplied with oats. The limited, and prices receded 3d. to 6d. J*R ANARFJ^ were firm, on former terms. Peas REALIST WI^ B!?N8 moderate inquiry. The flmr TRADE W^AULP"CF WLTKH F the business doing was by no means HRITT R S UT MFFSR110 A InOóerate extent Agri ulturaJ. l8edø sold quietly. c QMETNRNTHM^AXTHFFC^TTL^ MAEKET-—1MONDAY. most home breeds has HEEN8 ? B°OD' 411(1 THE luanti'.y 0F beasts also CONTT^\„ N AN average. TIE FRENCH all kinds th« TO 1X111(1 IN fair „ ceded £ ? JL HAS been heavy, and WIETB HT. ™ ♦ 2D- P«R 81b. The best Scots and CROAWSHT HAVEJREI IS- to IS. 10A. PER sib. The show of ^JFD AT FI^RN N?iSACTIONS been restricted, but FIRM. The best Downs and half-bre^s have W R^ED at 5s. to 5s. 2d. per 81B. LIMBS HAVE^V °F 6s. 4d. to 7S 4d. per 81b. CAIIEA fcave been market devoid of animation, Prices HAW OE^ISGECL^ POTATO E&, These markets have been scantily SUNPIIED with The trade HA< been steady, at full P^TATOE^. Shawa, 120s. to 140S. Regent*, 110S. 10 ISSNTT 10#s. to 130s.; and Bocks, 90s. te LLOSTP^'U^ HOPS. business doing has again been very moderate, but prices have been without change. The supplies have been short.. Mid and EIi.So Kenta, £7 to £ 12 125. Weald of K"IJte to 48; Sussex, £ 5 L JI. to £ 6 12s. Bavarians. £ 6 fig TO £ SR French, £ 510s. to £ 6 10s,; Americans, 5a. to VOO.I £ 110S. to £ 3 16s. per cwt! YEARBNGS, WOOL. Since the close of the publIc 8Ùe1 the demand for wool has been quieter, nev«rtheleBS> the SJL'^LONUH qualities have continued high. Eaglish WON/T^F >11. °« at previous prices. Current prices of ENIRLISWI? Southdown hoggets, Is. Oid. to Is LD^HALF •"T^IEECE'1 3d. to is. *d. Kent fleeces IS. OD LK' ewes aad wethers, Is. to I8 ID ■ Soutiid,own to IS aid. Sorts S Clothing LA TO'L^JUW^ A 2*<L ls. 8I<T *° "• COMBM^ IE. TO FISH. PE?SL; PKFILS08^ to 27a 63. per box; cod, £ 4t0 £ 5 ner BRNLW^TI haddocks, 12s. to 16s. trout, is. 3^. IS- SD" smoked had.iocks 18s to L I PER DOZEN 19I. native ovfte'™ FIN P EL ■ LOB8TER8> 10s. TO 193, native °3TTER8> £ 1°: commons, IDS. to 858. per bushel TALLOW. The market has been stead*. Y c on FTHO aa* a perewt Town tallow 44S, 8D,nettcaah. 1 P' A