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THE NEWS BUDGET. Insane Criminals.—Mrs. Vyse, who was tried at the July sessions uf the Central Criminal Court, on a charge of having murdered her children, and found not guilty on the ground of insanity, b as now, in consequence of an order from the Secretary of State for the Home Department, been removed from Newgate Prison, where shehas hitherto been confined, to Fisherton House Lunatic Asylum, Salisbury. Mary Ann Harris, a young woman charged last sessions with a similar offence, but acquitted on the ground of insanity, has also been removed to the same asylum. Garibaldi and Birmingham.—The following, says the Birmingham Gazette, is translated from a letter received on Wednesday morning: V arignano, Sept. 19,1862.—With my heart I am grateful to you for th words of affection that you have addressed to me. I retain your name in my memory. I shall keep your offer in my remembrance. What joy to know you, and to press your hand in your noble country. Count, mean- while, upon my gratitude, and salute the people of Birmingham for me.-Yours, Q. GARIBALDL" Robbing Jewellers' Shops.—Auguste Torturat and Adrien Brun, foreigners, were indicted at the Old 'Bailey on the 24th inst., for stealing a watch and chain, value JE18, the property of Charles White, in his dwel- ling-house. It appeared that the prisoners went into the proseeutor's shop on the day of the robbery, and in the course of bargaining about some goods one of the pri- soners threw some snuff or something else into the shop- man's eyes, and made off with a watch and chain. An alarm was made, and they were ultimately secured. The facts were clear and the jury found them both guilty. They were also convicted of a similar offence, and the Common Sergeant sentenced each of them to four years' penal servitude. Another Death from the Use of crinoline. -Last week an inquest was held at Hastings on the body of Julia Brasier, aged 13, the daughter of a fisher- man in that town, who had been burnt to death. Mary Annie Brasier, the child's mother, who, in addition to being in great distress of mind, appeared in a very delicate state of health, and was also suffering from deafness, said that she was upstairs making her bed, when the deceased child came running upstairs screaming and with her clothes on fire. She asked her how it hap- pened, and she said, Oh, mother, I was lacing Freddy's boots up by the fire. Her son then took the child down stairs and put the fire out by throwing water over her. She was undressed and a surgeon was sent for and was in attendance almost directly. The jury without de- liberation returne verdict of Accidental death." General Lawrence in Paris.-A serious acci- dent happened last week to General Lawrence. As he and his lady were going up the Champs Elysees in their carriage, one of the traces came undone, and the splinter- bar struck against one of the hor3es' legs. Both animals then becoming unmanageable, ran the carriage against a hackney coach, and upset it. The carriage was shattered to pieces, and Mrs. Lawrence was thrown out with such violence as to break her left arm. The General had his right leg injured. Both of them were immediately taken to a friend's house in the Champs Elysees, where they received every attention. One of the horses was so much injured that it was found neces- sary to KIII it. Hythe School of Musketry.-The Hythe School of Musketry will be closed at the termination of the pre- sent course of instruction (about the 20th proximo), to afford an opportunity for furlough to the staff of the esta- blishment. With the beginning of the year a hundred sergeants will be draughted to the school, from regiments of the line for preliminary instruction, with a view to their assisting in the instruction of the next party of regulars, who will arrive at the school about the 1st of February. It is intended that in future there shall be only three long courses of instruction at the school in the year for officers and detachments of the army, and two short courses for volunteers; but no volunteer course will be commenced with less than 150 members. Hitherto about 100 permissions to attend have been granted for each volunteer course but the volunteer parties at the school have been at times much below that number, and the last party did not amount to 40. Garibaldi at Varignano.- If it is but fair to disabuse the world of the false impression that Garibaldi's place of detention is a prison, and his room a cell, it is equally owing to justice to state that in all that regards intercourse with his friends, and communication with them, Tie is treated with a rigid severity. None who are admitted once am ever permitted to return, if they leave TEe precincts of Varignano; and thus his own children, not to lose the advantage of hia presence, have been obliged to take ;OJ.P their abode with him, within the walls, and never leave them. His letters-as well those he writes as those he receives-are all opened and read: and, in a word, even to the character of the individual to whom his safe custody is committed, there is nothing omitted which could be employed towards one fully convicted and sentenced in an open tribunal. Poor Garibaldi, even in his brief experience of imprisonment, has met his Sir Hudson Lowe I-Once a Week- Lamentable Result of a Boyish Freak — An inquiry was held at the Orchard Tavern, Orchard- place, Poplar, by Mr. H. Raffles Walthew, the deputy coroner, at a late hour on Friday, into the circumstances of a very melancholy occurrence at the Plate Glass Company's Works, Poplar. It appeared from the evidence that three boys employed at the works in question on the 24th inst., finding a "lift "suspended from a crane over the water of the river, determined to lower themselves to the surface. Two of them accord- ingly got into the lift, and the other proceeded to let them down, but their weight caused the handle of the crane to whirl from his grasp, and they were precipitated into the water from a considerable height. An alarm wat raised, and boats put off to the rescue, but one of the boys, Arthur Burt, aged 12 years, was found to be lifeless; and the other, a boy named Black, was only saved with great difficulty. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death," and recommended that in future cranes when not in use should have their handles re- moved, so as to take from the boys employed on the premises the temptation to similar acts. Postal Communication with New South Wales.-A report has been laid before the Parliament of New South Wales on the subject of ocean postal com- munication. The report states that, though New South Wales pays a rateable share of the contract with Great Britain and Victoria, it dogs not enjoy corresponding advantages. It complains that the mail packets af the Peninsular and Oriental Company are too small, and that the Company is attempting to increase the subsidy paid by the colonies. It complains that the subsidy of £134,672 is already too large, and proposes that the colonies should convey their own letters to and from King George's Sound, and pay a subsidy of £30,000 for their conveyance to Ceylon. The Sydney Empire, in its comments on this report, says" It was well known in the City of London that the Peniasular and Oriental Company, in order to prevent rivalry, would tender at a losing rate, and that their shares advanced £4 each on the strength of this tender." By this means the contract was secured, but before long, and previous to the signing of the contract, the company declared themselves unable to continue the service unless the rates of payment were increased; and the home Government, unable to help itself, entered into the engagements which now exist. A Steamer on Fire in the River. — As the Dundee steamer was hauling out into the river from the Leithand Dundee Wharf, on Wednesday afternoon, to proceed to Leith, it was discovered that a fire had broken out among some packages and passenger's luggage, piled on deck. Much alarm, as may be imagined, was created among the passengers, but the fire being regarded as of a trivial character, which could be extinguished without assistance from the shore, she continued to steam down the river. The smoke arising from the burning matter on deck, and the crew throwing overboard some of the lighted cases as the vessel proceeded, naturally attracted the notice of the Thames police, and the firemen of the river floating engines, who followed the steamer in their boats. However, it turned out that no material damage was done. The Crops and State of Canada.- The season now drawing to a close has been a profitable one for the fanner. His barns have not only been filled, but the prices he has obtained, and will obtain during the com- ing winter, make the year's farming operations in Canada of a very satisfactory character. The season, it will be remembered, commenced somewhat inauspiciously with droughts of the severest kind, but the subsequent summer months have more than compensated for the drawbacks of May and June. Copious showers at a later period restored full vigour to the grain crops, and in a great measure also rescued the grass, which at one time was regarded as an almost total failure. The second crop of grass is more than an average, and as there will be a plentiful supply of roots, the cattle will fare very well indeed during the coming winter. The fall wheat is, we learn, a splendid crop-a fact which it is anticipated will have considerable weight with the farmers in making them return to that description of crop for the future. The fruit has also been of an un- usually bountiful character, so that in every respect the Canadian farmer has great reason for rejoicing at the liberal reward which has attended his labours of the past season. Canada, we hear on all sides, was never more prosperous than she is at the present moment, as money is plentiful and at lower rates or interest than it has been for the past ten years, and credit is unbounded. — Canadian News, Sept. 25. Inundation at the West-end of London.— On Sunday evening, about six o'clock, the residents of the south-western district of the metropolis were visited by a disaster which was attended by considerable de- struction of property. The furniture in the basement floors of the houses in Belgrave and Eaton squares, and the streets adjacent thereto, swam in about from three to four feet of foul water from the sewers, and much damage was done to the contents of the vaults at the public- houses. Mr. Grant, the inspector of nuisances for St. George's, Hanover-square, was soon in the neighbourhood with a force of men, endeavouring to stay the rush of the water, but their efforts were without avail. From an investigation that took place, it appears that the sewers were overcharged from the heavy rain that fell duting the afternoon, and, as the flaps" at the Thames were closed (it being high tide), the pressure was so great that the water in the sewers was forced through the traps of the various houses. A most cruel and malicious outrage has been committed within a few miles of the city of Dublin, in the neighbourhood of Dundrum, on a portion of the mountain called Ticknock, used principally for grazing sheep. A man named Michael Nowlan, on the 30th of last June, became tenant of, and entered possession on, some land on the mountain, from which another person had within a short time previously been ejected. With the holding there was a right of sheep pasture in common with others on the mountain. Nowlan. placed a number with others on the mountain. Nowlan. placed a number of sheep on the mountain. Within the last fortnight nineteen of the unfortunate animals have had their eyes put out in the most inhuman manner. Two of them, at the suggestion of the authorities, have been sent to Dub- lin for the opinion of Mr. Ferguson. H.M.V.S, as to the mode in which the violence was inflicted. They are at present in his hospital, presenting a most pitiable sight, evidently suffering most acute agony. Mr. Ferguson deferred giving his opinion without pre- viously visiting the locality, and examining the other injured animals, as well as all the sheep grazing on th same pastuie. New Excise Duties to Brewers. — The new duties of Excise to brewers will take effect on and after the 11th October. For every licence to ba taken out by any person who shall first become a brewer of beer for sale, the duty to be 12s. 6d., and all licences are to expire on the 10th October. If the quantity of beer brewed within the year does not exceei 20 barrels the duty to be 12s. 6d.; but if the quantity exceeds 20 barrels, and does not exceed 50 barrels, the duty to be £ 1 73. 6d.; exceeding 50 barrels, £2; and if the quantity exceed 100 barrels, and under 1,000, then for every 50 barrels over the first 100 an additional duty of 15s.; above 1,000 barrels, and not exceeding 50,000, then for every 50 barrels over and above 1,000 the further duty of 14s.; over 50,000 barrels, then for every 50 barrels beyond a further duty of 12s. 6J. A brewer of beer for sale, before obtaining a licence, is to make a delaration of the quan- tity of malt and sugar brewed during the previous year. When the quantity of beer brewed is less than the quan- tity for which the licence is taken out, the duty is to be returned, and if more to be surcharged. The duty on black beer," or spruce, is to continue the same under the former Act of Parliament. Melancholy Death of a Lady.-An inquest was held at Datchet, near Windsor, on Saturday last, by Mr. George A. Charsley, the deputy-coroner for Bucks, on the body of Mrs. Margaret Watson, the wife of a gentleman residing near Tottenham. Colonel Thomas Sissmore said the deceased was his sister-in-law, and they were both on a visit to Mr. Fowler, of Southley-house, Datchet, the father of the deceased. She had exhibited a little excitement, but was under no restraint. On Wednesday night, a little before eleven o'clock, she re- tired to rest, and on the following morning at eight o'clock the servant came to tell him that she could not get into the bedroom of the deceased. Witness told the gardener to enter the room by a ladder placed against the window. Deceased was not there, but footsteps were afterwards discovered below the bedroom window, and there was a broken branch of a. tree which convinced him that deceased had escaped in that way. After examining the grounds and shrubbery, and obtaining no trace of her, witness sent a man in a punt to search the water, in which she was shortly afterwards discovered. Deceased was about fifty-eight years old. The two windows in her bedroom were about 15 feet from the ground, and very small. Could assign no reason why she should commit suicide. The jury, after a long consultation, returned a verdict cf Found Drowned in the river Thames, without any marks on her body, but by what means she came into the river there was no evidence to show." Daring Robbery of £250 Worth of Jewel- lery.-On Wednesday afternoon a lady visiting on the Esplanade at Scarborough discovered that her jewel case had been feloniously emptied of its contents, which com- prised gems of various descriptions, worth nearly £ 300. There were in the case five diamond rings, five gold and enamel bracelets, one of which had seven fine diamonds in the centre; four brooches, one of which was of gold with corals and diamonds; two sets of gold and amethyst ear-rings, with gold chains, lockets, keys, seals, &c., of less value. It is confidently believed that the theft was committed about one o'clock on Tuesday, by two men who called at the house about that time, and who are also known to have called at many other houses on the Esplanade, and on St. Nicholas Cliff (the two most fashionable parts of the town), under pretence of taking lodgings. As Captain 's lodgings were likely soon to be at liberty, the applicants, who appeared to be re- spectable gentlemen, were allowed to look at the rooms- a not unusual course of proceeding. It is fully believed that while so engaged (although an attendant would be present), one of the men succeeded in stealing the con- tents of the jewel case, after which he shut down the lid locked it, and took away the key. The owner of the valuables not wanting any of them until Wednesday afternoon, had no idea of the robbery. One of the men is described as being of dark complexion, dressed in grey clothes, and the other is said to be of fair complexion and dressed in black. A reward of X50 is offered for the apprehension and conviction of the thief. Destroying Vessels at Sea.-George Ruxton, who has become so notorious in connection with the charges of wilful destruction of vessels at sea, was again brought before the Liverpool magistrates on Friday, in order that the court might decide upon the validity of the bail tendered on his behalf. Mr. Samuel Holme was the presiding magistrate, and intimated, before any further bail was offered, that from what had come to his know- ledge since his acceptance of Berwick's recognisances, he should now decline to receive them. Mr. Deighton Ruxton's barrister, asked upon what grounds. Mr. Holme declined at present to state the grounds, but said that the reasons were of the greatest importance in a commercial community like that of Liverpool. Mr. Deighton said he should have to apply for a mandamus to compel the acceptance of Berwick's bail. Mr. Holme said that Mr. Deighton was quite at liberty to take this course, but that both he and his brother magistrates were convinced that when the judges heard the reasons which induced the bench to take this step, they would approve of them. He (Mr. Holme), however, was quite willing to take upon himself the personal responsibility of the refusal. No other approved bail being tendered, the prisoner was again removed to Kirkdale. Coleridge and the United States.-Thirty years ago Samuel Taylor Coleridge spoke of the dissolution of the Northern and Southern states of the American Union as follows:—" Naturally one would have thought that there would have been greater sympathy between the Northern and North-Western states of the American Union and England than between England and the Southern states. There is ten times as much English blood and spirit in New England as in Virginia, the Carolinas, &c.; nevertheless, such has been the force of the interests of commerce, that now, and tor some years past, the people of the North hate England with increasing bit- terness, whilst among those of the South, who are Jaco- bins/the British connection has become popular. Can there ever be any thorough national fusion of the Northern and Southern States ? I think not. In fact the Union will be shaken almost to dislocation whenever a very serious question between the states arises. The American Union has no centre and it is impossible now to make one. The more they t xtend their borders into the Indians' land the weaker will the national cohesion be. But I look upon the states as splendid masses, to be used, by and by, in the composition of two or three great governments. Table Talk of 8. T. Coleridge, Jan. 4,1883. Kicking Out a Man's Eye.—At the Preston Police-court, on Wednesday, James Whalley and Joseph Holden were charged with assaulting William Mathers, a well-known wrestler, and kicking out his right eye. It appeared that Whalley had, as Mathers believed, spoken of him disparagingly to a man named Thistleton; and while the prosecutor was drinking at a public-house in i Friargate, Holden entered the house and told him if he had anything to say to Whalley that person was outside the door. Mathers went outside, and struck at, but did not hit Whalley. Both prisoners then attacked him, and knocked him down and kicked him in the face, the second blow destroying the sight of his right eye. The poor fellow is now entirely blind, as be lost the sight of the other eye 20 years ago. The prisoners were com- mitted for trial, bail being refused. A coroner's jury was engaged on Wednesday in the investigation of the circumstances under which a woman named Gardiner, residing in Northumberland- alley, Fenchurch- street, London, had died. She was found on the morning of the 15th of this month lying dead on the floor of her house with a knife in her hand and a wound in her throat. Medical testimony showed that she could not have inflicted the wouni herself, and suspicion fell upon her husband, a chimney-sweep, and a woman who lived in the same house with him and his wife, and with whom it is alleged he had adulterous relations. Both of these parties declare that on the day of the murder they went out early, leaving the deceased quite well. The circumstantial evidence against them is, however, so strong that they have been ordered into custodv. Forgery by a Solicitor's Clerk. Thomas Bevan, aged 30, described as a clerk, and Louisa Tester, aged 26, described as a widow, *ere indicted at the Central Criminal Court, on the 24th inst., the former with forging and stealing the sum of £1,200, the property of his master, and the latter with receiving a portion of that sum well knowing it to be stolen. Mr. Orridge appeared on the part of the prosecution, and Mr. Met- calfe defended the prisoner. The male prisoner pleaded guilty, and no evidence being offered against the woman, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. It was stated to the recorder that the prisoner had been a confidential clerk to the prosecutor for 13 years, and nothing was known against him previous to the present offence. The recorder sentenced him to three years' penal servitude. Extraordinary Feat.—Mr. Samuel Harris, land- lord of the Fox and iJrane, Bristol, accompanied by his brother, adopted a novel mode of visiting the Interna- tional Exhibition. Having seated themselves on a ve- locipede (which had previously been constructed by Mr. Harris), off they started, and arrived in London (a dis- tance of 108 miles) on Monday, at mid-day, the journey having occupied exactly 21 hours and a half. After spending thre" days in the metropolis the return journey was comfortably performed in 18 hours, neither of the -1 travellers feeling anv fatiarue. o -J Crinoline Abroad. The Austrian ladies have resolved to give crinoline a dead cut—at least the very elite of them have. At Iscbl, where they congregate during the autumn, any lady infringing against this fiat will have to feel the weight of the displeasure of the Austrian ladies. They have gone a step farther than their Ischl proclamation, and intimate to the managers of the Vienna theatres that they will not patronise the house where the actresses wear crinolines. The Jardin d' Acclimatation.-A pupil of the College Rollin, now at Treport, has just sent a Hippo- campus Brevirostris, or sea-horse, to the Zoological Gar- dens of the Bois de Boulogne. This singular fisb, which is generally from six to ten inches in length, has a head strongly resembling that of a horse; the rest of the body is covered with scales in longitudinal and transverse ridges, with tubercular points at the angles of intersec- tion, so as to give it the appearance of a lizard. It seizes its prey with its tail, which is very prehensible, and then turns round with great dexterity to devour it. The Garden has also received other objects of interest. Several conchy liologists have hitherto denied the asser- tion that the Echinus, or sea-urchin, a creature shaped like a ball, and densely covered with thorns or spines, could perforate the hardest rocks. M. Caillaud, director of the Museum at Nantes, has now sent a number of these echini to the aquarium of the Jardin d'Acclimatation, together with fragments of granite and quartz. These new comers may now be seen firmly attaching themselves to the rocks with their fleshy tentacles, and then turning round and round like gimblets, without loosing their hold, all the while grinding the rock to powder; and by this process a hole is excavated in course of time through the hardest stone. The crea- ture does not swal!ow any of the powder, which is seen accumulating at the bottom as the work proceeds.- Galignani. More Threatening Letters.—The following is a literal copy of a letter which has been sent to a boiler maker at Glasgow who has been in the habit of spending his Sunday afternoons in denouncing popery on the Green in that city:—"Glasgow, Sept. 21, 1862.—William tomson-Sur i hereby inform you that if you do not stop prachin against our Holy Church that you will be stabed to deth some night Boone for 12 of us have drawen cuts and sore to kill you and i drow the short cut and must kill you or be killt myself now you must hold your bad tung or it will be don so he'p me God and our holy virgin your a bad man wus than gait or M'coll and as bad a man as henry the 8 or bloody queen bess vour the greatest liar in Glasgow, and that is a bigg word, for you never tell the truth your a thiff for you stoll the dead mans watch your a hipocrite for you have no religion Your a heretick to and will go to hell soon. Now i dont want to kill if you will hold jour bad tung so if you want to live and be a father to your childer you will prech no more on Sundays but stap at home and mind your boiler making if not i will stab you so help me Christ and our holy religion—Your enemy D O N." This epistle (says the North British Mail), which came through the post-office, is written in a scboolboyish but obviously not a feigned band, and is garnished at the bottom with a brace of illustrations—the one a drawn knife, marked cold steel; the other a coffin with skull and crossbones, and the inscription William Tomson, died 1862." Of course it may be a-wicked hoax, but it looks awfully real." I iiowden u-reat Morse Fair.-This fair, which is one of celebrity in Yorkshire, was commenced on Thursday, and extended until Tuesday. The show of horses was extensive and of the finest description. Lon- don and the provinces was, as usual, well represented by the chief horse-dealers. Horses of high class and quality readily commanded buyers at full figures; but horses of inferior description suffered a decline in value. Many strings of cattle were purchased from the stables previous to the opening day. Young, well-grown horses, in full form, adapted for broughams and private carriages, sold at 50 to 60 guineas; and matched pairs of bays and greys were in high competition. Most of this young stock were unbroke to reins and double harness. Strong cattle for van work and public vehicles, 35 to 45 guineas; active ditto for town work, 40 to 50 guineas; short jointed, active cart horses, 25 to 40 guineas. Hunters, young cattle of good blood, sold at from 75 to 100 guineas; and ditto of high pedigree and celebrity, 150 to 200 guineas; cover nacks and neat going ridicg horses, 20 to 35 guineas; horses of good fashion and high steppers for park-riding and driving, 70 to 110 guineas; thicker set well bred horses, suitable for military purposes, sold quickly to agents and contractors, at from 30 to 35 guineas; handsome cob ponies ranged in figures from 15 to 25 guineas, and strong weight-carrying cobs, 25 to 35 guineas; brood mares varied from 35 to 50 guineas, and colt breeders speculated freely in yearlings and foals. Aged horses and cattle, suited for hackney work and street purposes, had no demand, and cart horses for agricultural purposes realised lower figures than at preceding fairs. Irish horses were readily selected for hunters, and obtained remunerative prices, and many were bought for exportation to the Continent. Loss of the Lord of the Isles.-Her Majesty's dispatch steamer Snake, while on her passage from Can- ton to Hong Kong on August 4th, observed, when at the entrance of the river, a boat making signals of distress. Immediately the course was altered to bring the boat close to. The boat contained the chief officer and nine men, late of the British ship Lord of the Isles, from London, bound to Shanghai, which vessel caught fire in lat, 13 N, Ion. 114 40 E. Every attempt was made to extinguish the fire, but with no avail, and as there was 47 tons of gunpowder on board it was considered advise- able to leave her, which they did, and shortly after she blew up with a terrific crash. This boat, cont&ining the chief officer, made for the coast (Hainan), to get water, where, as is usual in such cases, they were attacked by the fishermen, &c., antI robbed of everything, and then sent on their way. When the Snake picked them up they had been three days without food. Captain Davey, of the Lord of the Isles, arrived at Macao on the 7th of August, from Hainan, having reached that island eight days after the abandonment of his ship; also passengers, Mr. Howell, Mr. Porter, and six French priests, with eleven seamen, completing the vessel's crew, &c the re- mainder having been picked up by the Snake on Monday last. The boat on reaching Hainan was attacked by pirates, who robbed the people of their property, but did not strip them of their clothes. Silk Robberies at Nottingham.-For a con- siderable time past numerous robberies have been com- mitted on the premises of Messrs. Pattison and Co., silk manufacturers, Nottingham, but no one could be found to lead to the apprehension of the thieves until Monday afternoon. The discovery took place under somewhat curious circumstances. Another silk robbery has recently taken place on the premises of Mr. Fletcher, of Hyson Green, near Nottingham, and the police were actively engaged in endeavouring to recover the stolen property. On Monday afternoon Detective Fisher saw a man go into a house in Woolpack-lane with a suspicious- looking handle in his possession. The man shortly afterwards went away without the bundle, and the officer, having obtained assistance, proceeded to search the pre- mises. The tenant of the house informed him that the man, whose name was Thomas Wigley, had brought a considerable quantity of silk and offered it for sale, but be had declined to purchase it, and Wiglev went away stating that he would call again for it. Shortly after- wards Wigley was taken into custody. On examination it was found that the silk was not the property of Mr. Fletcher, but was part of what had been stolen from Messrs. Pattison and Co.'s premises. The prisoner was taken before the magistrates on Tuesday and remanded. The Abuse of Crinoline.-At the Dundee Police- court, on Saturday, ten young women, employed at Messrs. Keillor and Son's Confectionery Works, Meadow- side, were accused of stealing various articles from their employers. The accused pleaded guilty. It appears that the theft was discovered in the following manner:- One of the firm had reason to suspect that a system of pilfering had been going on for some time, and suspect- ing the night shift, he came in on Saturday morning last, previous to their leaving, and ordered them into the wareroom to be searched. On entering the room it was observed that from under the crinoline of one of the girls dropped a pot of jam, of another a large piece of sugar, and of another some confectionery, and it is supposed that in this manner the whole of the articles, which are rather numerous, have been taken away. In consequence of this discovery, the Messrs. Keillor have prohibited the use of crinoline in future withia their workshops The Prince Imperial giving a Dinner.— A communication from Biarritz, of the 21st, describes a dinner given by the Prince Imperial The weather has now become fine again, and, if it continues, the visitors from all the country round will be as numerous as ever. The Prince Imperial has just given a dinner to the two companies of grenadiers and voltigeurs of the 93rd, who are on duty at the Imperial Villa, and who are lodged near it in tents. All the soldiers were seated at one long table to a sumptuous repast, very different from their ordinary military diet. In the midst of the dinner, the prince ""ada his appearance, and all the guests immediately rose, but he requested them to sit down again and go on with the work before them. The prince, after walking through the room, went out and played with several children of all classes, who were on the lawn. The Emperor and Empress were present, watching the frolics of tbe young folks with evident pleasure, until the dinner bell at the villa summoned the voung people to partake of a repast prepared for them also."
THE DISTRESS IN LANCASHIRE.
THE DISTRESS IN LANCASHIRE. A correspondent of a morning contemporary states that the distress increases this is the only cry. Has it to go on for ever? The "good time coming" recedes. Is there no recuperative power in man or nature ? Has this great cotton panic to remain without a remedy ? There is a talk about" substitutes; bu", the main sub- ject-the very soul of the thing itself-a full supply of good cotton, seems to baffle and puzzle the whole confra- ternity of manufacturers. There are plenty of cotton- growing countries, and what i3 now wanted is cotton, not a substitute. The original fibre cannot be replaced; art cannot supply the place of nature. Theorists may endeavour to develop hypothetical panaceas; but cotton is king, and no alien plant can rule so practically or so comprehensively. The intentions of substitute pro- pounders are no doubt good and excellent; but they might as well attempt to change cod-liver oil into the nectar of the gods as transform grass and weed into cotton of the quality and quantity which the mills and the operatives of Lancashire require. It cannot be done, and the great substitute which was issued to the world from Manchester, a few days ago, is now losing its charm, and growing more inapplicable every day in the minds of merchants and cotton philosophers. To-day a new commercial bulletin has been published against it from Manchester, and next week perhaps twenty more will be announced. If the regions of cotton cultivation all over the world were completely exhausted, there might be some reason in a substitute, and some necessity, even though of an inferior character, for its adaptability and use. But the real fact is, there are plenty of places, even if America should never again afford a supply, where cotton could be cultivated, developed, and even rendered consummate in its growth, an adequate for all the requirements of the times. The manufacturers, however don't care about the matter particularly. It might be thought that, as their mills are stopped, as thousands of their operatives are in poverty, and as scores of thou- sands are dependent upon others forevery-dav bread, they would have a most particular and special interest in the formation and extensive development of new fields of cotton, and that every effort would now be made by them to re-establish the necessary supply of the raw material. They know that the American market is closed they are fully conscious of the numerous blemishes in the Surat cotton; they are convinced that a good supply can be obtained from many countries they see around on all hands, poverty and misery, as a consequence of a dearth in cotton and yet, with all these weighty facts before their eyes, they are moody, silent, easy, and amaz- ingly apathetic. It was all very well for the learned gentlemen who assembled in Manchester the other day to denounce the obstreperousness of the Indian Government relative to the cultivation of cotton in the empire of the East; but they ought to have gone further. That was not the only thing worthy of a severe denunciation. The ul sledge hammer of truth ought to have driven the nail down; and the world should have been told of this fact-tlat, if there was one thing more than another, more than even the stolid obtusity of our Eastern Government, which prevented the growth of cotton, it was the utter, complete, and incomprehensible indif- ference of the British manufacturers. The evil is not in the East, nor in the West; it is not in Governments nor in Kings. The world wants cotton-a cry, material though it be, is sent up to Heaven hourly for it. And yet it does not come. Why ? Because the gentlemen who propound the plans for its cultivation in foreign countries cannot get the support of the general body of manufacturers; because they can get no assurance that, if they expend large sums of money, which must necessarily be incurred in the opening up of new fields, they would receive the co-operation of millowners and because there is reason to suspect that, even if fresh lands were made available for an adequate cotton supply, the Lancashire cotton lords would, if there was a re- sumption of the American trade, fall back upon it, and leave everything else, and the promoters of every other scheme, in the lurch. There is one town in Lancashire which I know of, and many others ap- proximate it, where only two out of one hundred manu- facturers subscribe to the funds of a Cotton Supply Asso- ciation. Well may there be stagnation, and well may new fields be left undeveloped and uncared for. The manufacturers, as I said in one of my previous letters, don't care where they get their cotton from; indeed, their conduct, as a class, would lead one to infer that they don't care whether they get it at all. The times are bad, trade is stagnated, and people at a distance might suppose that the representatives of cottonocracy felt severely, as well as the operatives, the depression which crushes the land; but they don't. It is quite illusionary to suppose such a thing. They ride about in their carriages as usual; they assemble at their restaurants as of old; they dash about at Lancashire watering places; and they mix up with the gay world as if everything was going on gallantly, and as if the operative empire was in the greatest prosperity. This is no forced picture. It is a fact. I have seen it; I can see it anv day, in anv of the towns of North Lancashire. The truth is; they have made their fortunes, and they can afford to allow their mills to remain idle. This is the reason why they are so singularly apathetic, and this explains the secret of their utter deadness to new cotton-cultivating schemes. If such is not the case, why do they not bestir themselves ? If thev are not onulent, whv do they manifest such a marvellous amount of indifference with regard to foreign cotton-fields, which, if worked up, must ultimately, ac- cording to the most disinterested and irrefragable evidence, se exceedingly remunerative? The inference is plain. They are either immensely wealthy, and can do without them, or abominably apathetic, and care nothing about the question. If the manufacturers were placed in the position of the operatives for a few days, they would soon find out how much cotton is needed, and how essentially it is their duty, for the sake of those on whose toil they have reared the fabric cf their riches, to give an impetus to every plan likely to secure a full supoly of cotton, and with it the comfort and happiness of the people. This week, as was the case last, there is a great in- crease of the distress in Preston. The relief committee say, in their report just issued, that during the pa it week they have "distributed to the poor 18,587 loaves (3 lb. 10 oz. each), equal to 67.378 Ibs'; 12,210 quarts of soup; and 4,740 quarts of coffee. The recipients of re- iief have increased considerably.
Money Market. CITY, SEPT. 30.-The Stock Exchange markets to-day a firm tendency. Consols are now quoted 93& to g for money and 93i for the account.-The official business report is as follows: —Three per Cent. Consols for monev, 93J, f; ditto for account, 93|; Three per Cents. Reduced, 92|, 92; New Three per Cents., 92, I; Red Sea Telegraph, 21J India Five per Cent Stock, 108g, |; ditto Four per Cent. Debentures, 1864. 101; ditto Bonds, 30s prem.; Four per Cent. enfaced" rnpee pirer. 94; ditto Five per Cent., 1041, 105; ditto Five-and- a-Kait' per Gent., 112|; Exchequer Bills, March, 15s premium.— The members of the Stock Exchange being very busy tc-dr.v with the completion of the fortnightly settlement, there is not much business going forward in the railway market. London and North Western stock is now quoted 93i to 4; Great Western, 6Gj to w7; Midland, 129t to s; South-Eastern, S3i to f; Caledonian, 10Sf to 1091. ex div.; Great Eastern. 46i to i; Great Northern, 124 to 125; and London and South- Western, 99 to
The Corn Tradb.
The Corn Tradb. MARK-LANE, SEPT. 29.-Since Friday a great de&l of rain has fallen, with a close muggy atmosphere, and S.E. wind. The supply of Wheat from Essex and Kent to this morning's market- was moderate condition generally bad, and the few offers made being 2s per qr. be.ow the rates of this day se'nnight, the great bulk remained unsold; there was a tolerable attendance of eouutry buyers, and Foreign Wheat met an improved inquiry at late prices. Barley is Is to 2s per qr. cheaper, Beans and Peas are rather easier. The Oat trade is slow, and all but fine old Corn 6d per qr. lower. Flour is a very dull sale. KINGSFORD AND LAY. :I
ARRIVALS IN LONDON LAST WEEK.
BRITISH. OLD. SAW i 5. &. WHEAT. Essex, Kent, Suffolk, white, per qr.! 50 to 58 43 k» H Ditto, fine selected runs — to 60 f 3 5$ Ditto, red to li3 46 to 50 Ditto, ditto, extra — to 58 so » 56 Ditto, Talavera — to 62 52 tc 52 Norfolk, I incclnshire, and Yorkshire. — to — — tv — BASIEY.Malting — to — 34 JO 38 Grinding and Distilling i — to — 30 i-j 32 Chevalier — to — 33 to 38 OATS.Essex and Suffolk — to — 21 24 Scotch and Lincolnshire, Potato — is — 22 :c 26 Ditto Feed — to — 22 tc 23 Irish, Potato — to — is — Ditto, Feed — to — ;o — — to — 35 ;c 37 BEAMS.Mazagan — to — 32 u- 34 Tick and Harrow — to — 32 u 34 Pigeon — to — 34 X) 38 Windsor — to — to — Long Pod. — to — — to — PEAS.Noil Boilers — to— — to White, Essex and Kent, Boilers — to — 38 ta Ditto, fine Suffolk — to — 40 ta Maple — to — 42 Grey — to — 36 per bushel. — to — 7 >3 SESD.Canary .per qr. 50 io 66 — JQ — Caraway per cwt. — to — — io Coriander 13 to 17 — to Rape ..per last — to — — Hempseed par qr. 38 to 44 w Red Clover per cwt. «•••. — to — — -g White Clover — to — — to Trefoil — to — — to — Mustard, white per bushel. — to — 6 9 Ditto, brown — to — M CASES.Linseed per to £ 12 53 FLOUB.Best marks, delivered per sack — to — 45 sj 2nd ditto and Country — to — 4C to 4S 2nd ditto and Country — to — 4C to 46 FOREIGN. WHEAT.Danz.&KonIgsb. per 496lbs. 50 to 57 to Ditto ditto extra „ 67 to 63 -0- Rostock and Wolgast „ 51 to 63 to — Belgium, Pomeranian, Stettin, and! r.n f„ -0 Hamburg f 50 t0 58 — «? — Hol.>ein, Danish, and Swedish — to — — M French — to — — — Spanish — to a American and Canadian. „ 40 to 56 —K-. Odessa, Peterr'i., and Azotr" 39 tc-51 tc BASKET.Malting — to — 31 too tt5 Grinding and Distilling — to — 24 to 80 0AT3.Poland and Brew — to — 2. to 2g Feed — to — 17 ;a gg BEANS.Small perqr. 42 to 52 — ta — Egyptian — to — — » PEAS.White Boilers — to — S7 Ui »0 Yellow ditto — te — — tc — Non Boilers — to — 84 F ARES ]. — to — TO — 3sED.Red Clover per cwt, to m — White ditto — to '0 — „ Trefoil — to — — w — C/AKBS.Linseed per toe 160 to 200 — to — Rapeseed SO to 100 ic — FLOOS.French, Rhenish per sack — to — 34 tc 40 Leghorn and Spanish — to — 30 to 44 Canadian and American.per bri. — te — 'l4. t. SO ARRIVALS IN LONDON LAST WEEK. Coastwise Wheat Barley Maitj Oata Beans Peas | Fiocr 1. qrs- <ir8- 'lrs- qrs. qrs. bris. |saa&s t-ngiish. 6716 1278 1160911056 544 506 140°8 3cotch 39 Irish ..J Foreign 18620 2942 .]^ isiss *800 "*90 1674 1021 E. C. Rail 'I GT. N.RNII "•R"I ;— 3. E. Rail .j. LONDON AVKRAGB PRICES OF BRITISH GRAn; FOR raa wtkx ENDING 23RD SEPTEMBER :-Wheat. Qrs 3161 54s 4d Barlev, 42-3, 36s 6d; Oats, 257, ?5sld; Beans. 148, 40s8d; Peas 51 40s. CORN, LIVERPOOL MARKET. SEPT. 23.-Wheat in moderate consumptive demand, at a decline in some instances of Id to 2d per cental Flour, dull sale, and rather favours purchase's Indian corn steady, mixed, 2i11S to 29s 3d. Egyptian beans, oats, ffld oatmeal, unchanged. COTTON, LIVERPOOL MARKET, SEPT. 29.-Fair demand, particulprly for American cotton. Sales perhaps 5,000 bales. HOPS, BOROUGH MARKET, SEPT. 29.—Messrs. Pattenden and Smith report an active demand for the new growth at fully late prices. TALLOW, SEPT. 30.—The market is dull. The present quota- tions are as follows :—Town tallow, 47s 3d, net cash; Peters- burg Y.C. on the spot, 48s 3d, new; October to December, 47s 9d to 48s: December, 48s 6d; January to March, 48s 9d; March, 493 3d to 39s 6d. HAY, SMITHFIELD MARKET, SEPT. 30.—Messrs. Harvey and Easton report trade slow, with a downward tendency. WOOL, LONDON.—There is hot much doing for home con- sumption, as buyers show little inclination to pay the high rates demanded by holders, but the speculative feeling is stili kept up though, for want of stocks, transactions are but of a moderate extent. Colonial Wboi. — The market remains firm. During thi last few days there has not been quite so much doing. At Havre, sales have been active: 590 bales Buenos Ayres and Monte Video unwashed sold at If 10c to 2f 55c the kilog; 9 ditto washed, 3f 50c; and 269 Cape of Good Hope unwashed, 2f 20c. The arrivals during the week were 532 bales. Buenos Ayres unwashed has been at If 45c to 2f 75c; some lots at prices kept secret, and some of damaged have also been sol Buenos Ayres heep skin, unwashed. If to If 20c. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, COVENT-GARDEN.-The sup. ply of vegetables continues good. Importations of foreign fruit are also well kept up. Grapes and pine apples are very plentiful. Tomatoes and cucumbers are likewise abundant. Pears consist of Jersey Gratioli, Maria Louise, and d'Angouleme. Plums scarce. Potatoes are beginning to show disease. Cut flowers chiefly consist of orchids, pelargoniums violets, mignonette, and roses. Pine apples per lb. 3s to 5s, grapes, per lb. 2s to 5s, figs, per dozen, 2s to 3s, peaches, per doz., 3s to 12s, nectarines, do., 2s to 6s, apricots do., 2s to 4s, melons each Is to 4s., pears, per doz., Is to 6s, apples, per doz., 9d to Is 6d, oranges, per 100, 20s, lemons, per 100, 10s to 14s, walnuts, per 100, Is to 2s, French beans, per i sieve, Is to 2s, green peas, per i sieve, 4s, cabbages, per dozen, Is 3d to Is 6d, potatoes, York regents, per totx, 140s to 160s, ditto, flukes, do., 200s to 240s, ditto, rocks, do.. 140s to 150s, ditto, cups, do., 80s to 90s, ditto new, per lb, 2d, turnips, per bunch, 3d to 4d, carrots, do., 3d to 6d, spinach, per sieve, 6d to Is, cucumbers, each, 3d to 6d, artichokes, each, 4d to 6d, beet, per dozen, Is 6d, celery, per bundle, Is 6d to 2s, shallots, per lJ, 6d,garlic, per lb, 6d to 8d, lettuces, each, Id, mdive, per scorc, 18, horseradish, per bundle, Is 6d to 4s, vegetable marrows, each, 2d, mushrooms, pet pottle Is 6d to Is 9d, parsley, per 12 bunches, 3s to 4s, herbs, per bunch, 2d to 4d. CATTLE, METROPOLITAN MARKET, SEPT. 29.—We have a larger supply of beasts, still the average quality is very inferior; there is consequently not much reduction in choicest descriptions; but other kinds meet with a dull sale, and several remain unsold. The number of sheep is exactly the same as last week. The demand is smaller, and prices are not quite so high. Calves are selling as on Thursday last. From Germany and Holland there are 1,770 beasts, 9,620 sheep, 149 calves, and 45 pigs; Spain, 200 beasts; Ireland, 1,140; Scotland, 12 and 2,900 from the northern and midland counties. Per Ftone of 81DS. s. d. s. d. Per stone 1,1 tslbs. ». è d Best Scots, Herefds. 4 6 410 Bst Dns <fc rli-Das Sti 0 p c 0 best Short-horns. 4 4 4 81 Best Long-wcœ.3. 4 Id 5 0 Second qua), beasts 3038 Dn, do Short: 0 t: 0 0 Calves 3 8 5 Oj Ewes sto second qual. 4 4 4 6 Pigs 3 8 4 8 Do. do. Shorn 0 0 0 0 BestDnsiStllf-Dreds 5 0 5 2 (Lair as 0 0 0 0 Beasts at market. 6,230; Sheep sni Limbs 25,270; Calves. 181; Pigs, 510.
The Trade with America.—The North British Mail publishes the following:—" Consulate of the United States of America, Glasgow, Sept. 24,1X62.—Sir,—1 have the honour to inform you that on and after the 1st day of November of the present year (1862), no goods, wares, or merchandise will be admitted to enter any of the ports of the United States unless the invoice be verified by the certificate of the Consul of tbe United States.—I have the honour to be, vour lordship's obedient servant, J. S. PRETTYMAN, Consul, U.S.A.—To the Hon. Peter Clous- ton, Lord Provost." IMPORTING Tea without colour on the eaf prevents the Chinese passing off inferior leaves as ill the usual kmds. Hormman's Tea. is uncoloured, therefore, always gcod aMe. Sold by '2,230 Agents