THE NEWS BUDGET. Shameful Assault upon a Wife.-At the Manchester New Bailey, on Tuesday, Michael Lloyd was charged with assaulting his wife. The prisoner deserted her, and, when she came to him to ask for assistance, he struck and kicked her violently. Prisoner said that his wife came to him in a public-house and began to call another man foul names, and he said if his wife repeated her words she deserved to be thrashed, and that she must have been beaten by somebody else, but not by him. The case of assault by the prisoner was, however, clearly proved. In sentencing him, Mr. Trafford said a more brutal case had rarely come before him, and he should sentence the prisoner to six months' impri- sonment. Crime and the Distress in Lancashire.— At the Michaelmas quarter sessions, in Preston, in the course of his charge, the learned chairman said :—"I am soriy to say that the number of cases in the calendar is very large-it much exceeds the average. There are not fewer than 66 cases of felony and 22 of misdemeanour, which is, for the last class of cases, a very large num- ber. Our first inquiry, on observing the number of cases for trial is, how far the distress tLat has, unfortu- nately, been so prevalent for some time in this part of the country has condueed to iflerease the number of prisoners. Slow ever it may have done so indirectly, I do not think, so far as I can judge from looking at the nature of the cases as they are entered in the calendar, and after such inquiry as I have been able to make on the matter, that the distress has been in any considerable degree, at any rate immediately, the cause of crime." South Wilts Registration.—John Aldridge, Esq., the barrister appointed to revise the list of voters of this division of the county* has just completed the revi- sion, with the following result, as issued by the Liberal sideConservatives expunged from the register, 147; Liberals, 89; parties whose politics were doubtful, 60; being a Liberal gain of 58. The Liberals made 91 new claims, sustaining 80 the Conservatives 153, sustaining 122; 34 claims were admitted of parties whose politics are doubtful: giving the Conservatives a gain of 42 on the claims, which, being deducted from the 58 gained by the Liberals on old register, leaves a gain to the Liberal side of 16 and if to "this we add 222, the Liberal gain last year, it gives a clear gain to that party of 236. Serious Cab Accident.-A frightful accident occurred in Union-street, Middlesex Hospital, on Friday, to a four-wheeled cab belonging to Mr. Richardson, cab proprietor, of Gray's-inn-road, by which the driver was so dreadfully injured that his life is despaired of. It appears that the cab had taken up a lady and gentleman at Foley-place Rooms, and in passing along Union-street one of the wheels got upon a heap of rubbish piled up against a hoarding, to which no light to warn drivers was attached; the cab instantly turned over, and was smashed to atoms, the lady and gentleman effecting their escape through the roof; the driver was crushed beneath the fallen vehicle, and was conveyed in a state of insen- sibility to Middlesex Hospital, where he remains in a hopeless condition. The Coroner and the Police.-The coroner's jury in the case of Rosa Clifford, suspected of child murder, met again on Thursday night, in consequence of the refusal of the police to give up the prisoner, who is in their custody. The coroner submitted to the jury some correspondence between himself, Sir George Grey, and Sir Richard Mayne, which went to show that the Secretary of State still declined to make an order under the circumstances, which were different to those under which Sir George Grey acted in such cases. The coroner believed this was the first case of a similar refusal on the part of the Government, and the only question now was, whether they should close the inquiry or again adjourn. He was willing to take the responsi- bility of adjourning for three months, or longer, if the jury thought proper. This was a contest, not of recent date, between the coroner and police magistrate; but he did think that, when the coroner's jury had the power to bring in a verdict of murder or manslaughter, they were right in adjourning for the ends of English justice, and continue to demand the production of the accused. The coroner concluded by recommending the jury, as the course most becoming their dignity, to conclude the in- quiry but the jury, after deliberation, agreed upon another adjournment for a week. A whole Flock of Sheep Lost.-Some time between the 9th and 11th of October, twenty half-bred ewes, in capital condition, the property of Mr. Henry JSturges, farmer, Salford, Bedfordshire, got out of a field from a flock of- 71, and strange to say have not since been heard of, although the most energetic perseverance to discover some trace has been displayed by Mr. Sturge's neighbours and the Belllordohù", constabulary. This is the more extraordinary when it is stated that the sheep are all plainly marked "H. S." on the left side, and there is a deep notch on the left ear. Handbills have been freely distributed, and the whole country within 36 miles of Salford has been well advertised. It is now feared that the sheep may have fallen in with some ■drove (going to the fair, perhaps) and so have got driven away and sold at a considerable distance- Farmers should look well, therefore, at the store stock they may have purchased within the last week. A, full description of the sheep appears in the Official Police Gazette of the 15th inst., so that the police throughout the country are well apprised of the fact; therefore, if the sheep should have been driven away out of the circle which has been advertised bv the handbill?, they can hardly fail to be discovered, though perhaps some short time may elapse before the event so much to be desired can take place. Disastrous News from Davis's Straits. On Wednesday the bark Emma, Captain William Wells, belonging to Messrs. T. Ward and Co., arrived at Hull from Cumberland Inlet. We are sorry to state that the crew of the Emma have not seen a whale during the whole of their stay on the fishing grounds. Captain Wells brings very unfavourable news. He states that from the time he left Hull, on the 15th of March last. up to his arrival at the Orkneys on his return voyage, there has been a succession of violent storms. Nearly all the sailing vessels have returned clean, and many have been lost, the ice having closed in upon them almost without warning. Their crews have been compelled in many instances to travel over many hundred miles of ice to get te other vessels, or to some settlement. Captain Wells states that during the whole of his experience he has never met with such dreadful weather. At one time the crews of 12 vessels, cambering in all 600 men, were standing on the ice during a severe storm, every moment expecting to see their vessels crushed to pieces. The Abram, of Kirkcaldy, was crushed with such suddenness that, although provisions, boats, clothes, &c., were on deck in readiness for an emergency, everything went down with the vessel, and the crew was with difficulty saved. On Thursday morning Messrs. Brown, Atkinson, and Co:, managers of the Hull Whale and Seal Fishing Company, were advised of the arrival of the Truelove, Captain R. Wells, at Lerwick, with about 30 tuns of oil. The Truelove is the only sailing ship belonging to this port that has bad any success whatever this year. Captain Wells reports the Lady Seale steamer with 11 fish (70 tuns), and the Diana steamer. Neither of these steamers has arrived. All the above vessels belong to the Hull Whale and Seal Fishing Company. Messrs. J. Bel ton and Co., High-street, have heard from Captain Couldrey, announcing his arrival at Copenhagen with the remainder of the Lord Gambia's crew, also with 28 of the Chieftain's and some belonging to the Abram, Resolution, and Alexander. Thus in one season, the Chieftain having been lost, although her crew were saved, the Kirkcaldy fleet of three vessels has been totally destroyed. Forgery in France.—The Paris police have just discovered a complete laboratory, organised on a large scale, for the manufacture of forged bills on many of the principal mercantile houses of France, and indeed of all Europe. This nefarious scheme was discovered almost accidentally, and before any great mischief had been done. A few days since a stranger entered the establish- ment of M. L £ on, a money-changer, and requested him to cash a rather heavy bill, bearing the signature of Pascal fils, one of the first houses of Marseilles. M. Leon requested his customer to call for the money in an hour, and in the meantime took measures to ascertain the genuineness of the bill. On inquiring at a banker's, he had the good fortune to meet with a gentleman who well knew Pascal's signature, and who at once declared the bill in question to be a forgery. M. Leon then applied to the police, and when the stranger returned he was arrested. The importance of the capture became evider ton visiting the prisoner's lodgings, for there an immense number of similar bills, ready for negotiation, were discovered, with all the instruments and materials necessary for their fabrication, and a. considerable amount of cash and valuables besides. Another man, the principal forger, as it appears, and three women, were also arrested.' Oa the premises were found engraved signatures, stamps of many French a.nd foreign firms, as well as. models of their engraved bills which would have sufficed to deceive any one not acquainted with the actual signature of the parties. It was afterwards ascertained that M. Leon's customer had succeeded in obtaining an advacce of 1,200Qfr, from aaother changer on two forged bills. Death from Alleged Furious Driving.-On Saturday Mr. Serjeant Payne held an inquest at Mr. David Hind's, the Crown tavern, Blackfriars-road, on the body of Robert Mead, aged 10 years. The evidence proved that on Monday afternoon the deceased left his •ehool in the Borough-road, Southwark, and whilst play- ing with some of his schoolfellows a man named Jacobs came along with a pony and cart. According to the testimony of one of the witnesses named Russell, Jacobs drove carefully over one road, but upon reaching the next he whipped the animal into a fast trot, and the deceased, before he had time to get out of the way, was knocked down, and the wheels of the vehicle passed over his body. He was attended to by a surgeon, but died from the effects of the injuries received. The jury re- turned a verdict to the effect, That the deceased met his death from accident, but they also recommend that Mr. Jacobs should use greater care in driving for the future." Another Railway Accident.-An accident, which was fortunately not attended with serious conse- quences, occurred the other night near the Faversham Station of the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway. It appears that the up-train leaving Canterbury at 7.40, on arriving at a point on the line which is crossed by a turnpike road, was obstructed by the two large gates on the railway, which were kept closed, from the inattention of the man in charge, who is supposed to have been asleep. The result was that the engine, with the train, dashed through at full speed, completely smashing the gates and slightly injuring the carriages. Considerable alarm prevailed amongst the passengers, the shock being felt throughout the whole of the carriages, and it was fully believed that another serious collision had taken place but, fortunately, no person was injured. Voracity of a Frog-Fish.—A few days a&o a very good specimen of the Lophius, or fishing-frog, was cast on the beach at St. Andrew's. The animal measured 312 feet in length, fully one- half of which constituted its head. The jaws are well lined with long and curved prehensile teeth, and when stretched would admit a sphere of 11 or 12 inches in diameter. It had swallowed an entire specimen of the wild duck, known as the "widgeon," which was found entire in its stomach. Pro- bably the poor widgeon had either been deceived by the decoy bait the lophius exhibits, or had been diving after some small fry when he fell into the terrible jaws of this greedy ground feeder.-Scotsman. A Bold Escape.-Eight prisoners, from thirteen to seventeen years of age, confined in the penitentiary of the lie du Levant, near Toulon, made a daring and successful attempt to escape a few days ago. They had observed that the current set constantly from thiir island to the Hyeres, and they accordingly resolved to risk the passage on two rafts of their own making, one being a mattress stuffed with cork waste, the other an old door belonging to a ruined fort. Having sucessfully carried out their strange voyage and reached their destination, they took possession of the boat belong- ing to the lighthouse, and crossed over to the main- land. As soon as the fact became known, orders for their arrest were sent to the gendarmery in all the country round. The Cotton Famine.-On Saturday the Lord Mayor received the following additional donations towards the fund for the relief of the distressed opera- tives in Lancashire and Cheshire:—Mr. John Kitchirg, £ 50; Residents and Children of the Lawrence Military Asylum, Sanawur, India, £ 20; Messrs. Peto and Betts, XIOO Mr. Alexauder Guthrie, £100; Mr. W. H. Tinney, Q.C., £ 20 Mr. Joseph Sykes, £ 20; Mr. Justice Blackburn, £ 50; Mr. William Millar, £ 50; W. B. C., £25; Messrs. Stevenson, Salt, and Sons, £52105; N. M., £ 20; Mr. W. F. Gostling, £ 20; the Dowager Lady Duckett, £ 50; Hon. F. Leveson Gower, M.P., £ 20; Mr. J. E; Cox, £ 20 Rev. E. F. Benyon, X21; and Mr. C. .T. Geldard, £20. Inspection of Troops.-On Saturday morning an inspection of the troops of the Household Brigade and 3rd Buffs took place in Hyde-park before the Duke of Cambridge ana staff. Shortly after nine o'clock the Fusiliers, Grenadiers, Coldstreams, and the 3rd Buffs from the Tower, arrived in Hyde-park. At ten o'clock, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, the Com- mander-in-Chief, attended by Sir James Yoike Scarlett, Sir James Macdonald, General Crawford, and a brilliant staff of officers appeared on the ground, and, although the weather was unfavourable, some hundreds of persons were present. The troops having formed into line and open columns, his Royal Highness minutely inspected them, when the various regiments went past in slow and quick time. After various other movements, his Royal Highness left the park with an expression of his satis- faction. French Wines in Scotland.—The difficulty of getting the French wines introduced into Scotland was discussed at the EùlnbuTgh Obftmf>cr of Commovco leut week. The chairman (Mr. Richardson) said he had had a conversation with Mr. Cobden, when in Edinburgh a few days ago, on the subject, and that gentleman had since expressed his views to him in a letter. Mr. Cobden wrote:—"The only way in which the consumption of trench wines can be greatly promoted in this country is by their being generally introduced at moderate prices into the hotels. In the long run more money is made by selling low-priced than high-priced articles. This has been proved by the sale of penny newspapers, although the trade is only in its infancy. The same rule has held good in Rowland Hill's postage reform. I wish some measures could be taken to tempt or shame the innkeepers into the sale of genuine French wines, at moderate prices. The success of the French treaty greatly depends on this being done." Mr. M'Laren said that while a pint or half- pint of cheap wine was to be had in the London hotels the Edinburgh hotel-keepers seemed rather to desire small sales and large profits. If the cheap wines were not introduced more largely into the hotels the public would have no means of getting acquainted with them, unless in their own houses. He believed much good would be done by introducing cheap wines for use, in preference to ardent spirits, and that these wines would be more popular when the young generation grew up, and that then the benefits of the French treaty in this respect would be fully realised. Disease in Sheep.—The following circular re- specting the measures taken to prevent the spread of small-pox among sheep in the southern counties has been published :—" Andover, October 10. Gentlemen,— We beg to inform you that in accordance with the authority vested in us by you, as two of the justices oi the peace for the division of Andover, county of Southampton, we have attended the fairs of Appleshaw and Weyhill, as inspectors under the act 11th and 12th Vict., c. 107, intituled An Act to prevent the Spread- ing of the Contagious or Infectious Diseases among Sheep, Cattle, or other Animals,' and we have the satis- faction to report that no evidence of the disease known as the small-pox of sheep could be detected at these fairs. At Weyhill three pens of sheep had our special attention, in consequence of the animals having been brought from the parishes of Bishop's Canning, Horton, and Avebury respectively, all of which are named in the Order of Council of Sept. 10, 1862, prohibiting the re- moval of any sheep, unless accompanied with a certifi- cate setting forth the animals can be so removed without danger to other flocks. We have to state that the law was properly carried out with respect to these sheep, and by our examination we confirmed the opinion of the veterinary surgeons who had examined them. Jas. B. Simonds and W. C. Spooner, inspectors, Charles Dod- son, Esq., and H. B. Coles, Esq." The Distress in Lancashire.—The London committee of the Lancashire Relief Fund met on Friday at the Mansion-house. The Lord Mayor presidad; and Messrs. Cotton, Howes, Morley, Armitage, and Gibbs were present. Mr. Pickering, the cashier, reported that the total amount which had been received in aid of the fund up to the previous day was £72,547 18s., of which sum the week's receipts were £6,013 19s. The total amount already remitted for distribution, exclusive of the grants made by the committee on Friday, was £ 40,433 19s. 6d. With regard to the clothing fund, it was reported by the superintendent of the clothing de- partment at the depôt, which has been established at the premises of Bridewell Hospital, in Bridge-street, Black- friars, that seventy-two bundles of clothing had been already received at that establishment. Several appli- cations were read, some of which were from districts to which as yet no remittances had been made, and some from districts to which the committee had already sent numerous grants. The following are the amounts which were directed to be remitted for distributionSt. James's, Heywood, Sewing Class, X25 Shawford, jglOO; Glossop, £ 300; Dukinfield, £ 200; St. Barnabas, £ 50; Rawtenstall Sewing Class, £ 25; Belmont, £ 75; Colly- hurst New District, £100; Shuttleworth Sewing Class, £ 25; Barnoldswick, jgiso; Tollingtoi), £ 50; St. Michael's, Manchester, £ 160; Royton, £ 150; St. Michael's, Hulme, £ 50; Tintwistle. £ 350; Blackburn, £ 500 Wigan, £ 500; Hyde, £ 250making a total of £3,050. There were some ther applications, but the consideration of them was adjourned until further par- ticulars were forwarded. Wills and Bequests.—The will of the Most Noble Mary, Duchess Dowager of Buckingham and Chandcs, relict of the late duke and daughter of the first Marquis Breadalbane, K.T., was administered to in the London I Court of Probate by her son, the present Duke of Buck- ingham, the sole executor nominated in the will, which bears date November, 1855, by which the testatrix dis- poses of the property she inherited from the estates of her father, and over which she had a right of disposition according to the order of the Court of Session in Scot- land, to her only son, subject to a small bequest to her only daughter, who, under the clause for younger children, is otherwise provided for.—The will of John Lewis, of Tilney-street, Park-lane, was proved in the London Court under £ 300,000 personalty by the trus- tees and executors, Sir Charles Locock, Bart. (the testator's son-in-law), Alexander Trotter, Esq., James Bury Capel, Esq., and Charles Brodrie Locock, Esq. (the testator's grandson). The will was executed in 1859, and a codicil in 1861. The testator has made ample provision for his two daughters, and has directed that the residue of his property, real and personal, shall be divided into five parts of equal value, leaving to each of his five grandsons an equal portion. There is a legacy of, £ 100 left to the fund for decayed members of the Stock Exchange, to be paid free of duty.—The will of Alexander Giovanni Cassavetti, Esq., of Porchester- terrace, and of New Broad-terrace, merchant, was proved in London by three of the executors, namely, Michael Spartali, Esq., of Gresham house Constantine Geralo- pulo, Esq., of Pembridge-gardens; and Euterpe Cassa- vetti, the relict; power being reserved to Sophocles Constantinides, Esq., of New Broad-street, and of Alex- andria, in Egypt, merchant, to prove hereafter. The personalty in this country was sworn under £ 180,000. The will bears date January, 1862, and there are two codicils, executed in February and March following. To his relict the testator has left an absolute sum of £10,000, together with an annuity of £ 500 and a share of the residue of his entire property for her life, giving her a power, with directions, to leave some portion thereof to her own relations. The residue of his property he leaves to be-equally divided between his son and two daughters. The testator has also given directions to his trustees that upon the decease of his widow a certain portion of the share of the residue enjoyed by her shall be applied for philanthropic purposes in Greece andThessaly, the latter being his native country.-Illustmted London News. The Late Rev. Dr. Croly, of St. Stephen's Wal- brook, in his will, bequeathed his bust to the church of which he was rector for a quarter of a century. A beau- tiful mura monument of Caen stone, with a recess for tl o bust, has been recently erected in the church by Mr. Birnie Philip, sculptor. The lower portion consists of two compartment? of statuary marble, divided by a pillar of darker hue. The right hand tablet bears the following inscription, which, as will appear, is from the pen of the learned doctor:—"Sacred to the memory of the Rev. George Croly, LL.D., for twenty-five years rector of these united parishes, thankful to Almighty God for the best blessings of life-health prolonged to age, compe- tence, a not inactive mind, a loved and loving wife, kind friends, and excellent sons. He died November 24, 1860, aged eighty, in the full faith of the most holy Trinity, and in the. unshaken hope of a resurrection through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Sacred also to the memory of his wife, Margaret Helen, who died January 25, 1851, and of his daughter, Helen Louisa Mary, who died September 8, 1851. The other tablet is as follows:—" The bust, formerly given by his parishioners and friends, was by him bequeathed to this church. The four larger, and thirteen smaller painted windows, together with this monument (inscribed with the epitaph written by himself), have been placed in this church in honour of his genius, and in testimony of affection by his sorrowing friends and parishioners. Ail of him that was mortal rests within these walls." The whole is in admirable taste aLd keeping, and forms a noble and appropriate monument to that beautiful church. The present rector (Rev. W. Windle) feelingly alluded to it on Sunday last, telling the congregation that his illustrious predecessor's bust ought always to remind them of the truths they had heard from his lips. The words of the text in the morning were, I have a mes- sage from God unto thee," and a very impressive sermon wa3 preached on the. occasion.-Citg Press. A Coming Deluge.—M. Mathieu (de la Drome) writes to the Siecle to communicate a note which he has addressed to the Academy of Sciences, and according to which all the watercourses in the south-east of France, and in the whole south of Europe, will experience a very great augmentation from the 28th inst. to the 8th of November. He predicts great inundations in Italy, and still greater ones in countries to the east of Italy. In France only a few departments will be visited by this scourge. The 17th degree of longitude is the region where it will be most severely felt. The overflow of rivers will take place, according to M. Mathieu, through- out a zone of more than 600 leagues, a nuD drawn from Cette or Marseilles to a point beyond the Black Sea, grazing the South of tie Crimea. The neigh- bourhood of seas will, it is said, be chiefly affected, and advice is given to the inhabitants of the districts indi- cated to take such precautions as may be in their power before the 28th inst. I-T. CM, ,1,1 S 1 u-arotting in Esnemeia.—s- notorious character, named George Brittain, and a young woman, named Margaret Thompson, were charged before the magis- trates at Sheffield, on Thursday, with garotting and rob- bing Henry Kay, of Cobden-ternce, Notting-hili, Lon- on, coal merchant. The prosecutor came to Sheffield on Saturday, and had not been loig in the town when he was accosted in the street by th: female prisoner, who invited him to have a walk with her. The prosecutor, who is well advanced in years, accepted her invitation. In the course of a long stroll they called at two public- houses and had drink. Eventually the woman took Mr. Kay into a lonely lane in the outskirts of the town. He was there attacked by two men, one of whom seized him by the throat in garotte fasnon. By a struggle he freed himself from the ruffians grasp. The fellow im- mediately attacked Mr. Kay wih his own walking-stick, striking him heavily on the forehead and face, and knocking him down. The otler man meanwhile rifled his pockets, taking 25s. in silver and his watch-guard, which he broke from the witch. Some persons ap- proaching, the men retreated in haste, without getting Mr. Kay's watch and purse. Seeing four persons in the lane just below, one of the neu stopped, as uncertain what to do. The other ran pst, calling out, Come on, we've left him for dead; we rust leave her to get out of it." The man who had stoppd followed his companion. The spectators went up the line, and found the woman still with Mr. Kay, who was covered with blood. She represented that the attack hid been made by two men she did not know, but was gi'en in charge by Mr. Kay. It was now proved that Britain was the man who stopped in running down the hne; and then ran on, and that the woman had been associated with him for soma time. Both the prisoners were committed for trial at York. Another Anti-Graribaldiin Riot.- On Tuesday night another of those riots whict have lately disgraced several of the m-tropolitan districts took place in Drury lane, weapons of every descriptiol having been used, and a number of persons being seriouly injured. It appears that the affray commenced in tb early part of the day at the Holborn end of Drury-late, in which, however., but few persons were implicated; but the parties on both sides were very roughly hindlet by their opponents, blood flowing freely from wouds in the head. The affair was, however, with much dfficukv, quelled by the u police; but at night, after the nan returned from work, the tumult was resumed by the (enizens of King-street, Parker-street, and Charles-stree, chiefly inhabited by the lowest class of Irish, who faght in two factions- one siding with Garibaldi, and tb other with the Pope. Many women—who fought withJemoniacai fury—were mixed up in the riot; hair was ten up by the roots, and broken heads and cut faces wer the order of the day- men and women striking each )ther indiscriminately, without the slightest regard to sx. The more respect able inhabitants became much alrmed at the dangtsr us aspect of the affray, and a larg, number of police were soon on the spot, who drove th rioters into Charles- street, where the fighting for t time became general, others joining in the battle. OB woman had to ber moved in a cab to the hospital, ad several persons were taken to the surgeons in the neigbourhood to have their wounds dressed. At last the polie succeeded in restoring quietness, but not without great xertions, and the cap- ture cf at least one of the rioters A Wicked Girl.-At the ''hames Police-court, on Friday, Sarah Evans, aged 17, servant girl, and Joseph Thomas, a smith, aged 30, wer<brought up on remand, the female charged with stealin a cash-box containing £ 4 10s., two cotton dresses, ttee petticoats, and other articles, the property of Mary Irshall, a schoolmistress, of No. 2, Thomas-street, Stainsy-road, Poplar; and the other with receiving X4 of the alen money with a guilty knowledge. Mr. Stoddart saicthere was not a particle of truth in Evans's statemer that a person named Thomas had instigated her toob her mistress, and de- manded X4 of the money, whii she said she gave him. He did not know the girl, he hi never seen her before; her statement concerning binnras a wicked falsehood. He was a married man of gr<t respectability, and his masters were present to give hi a good character. Mr. Thomas was at once dischargd; and the depositions against Evans having been completed, she was sentenced to be imprisoned for six moott and kept to hard labour
JYIR. DISRAELI ON EDUCATION. Some National Schools which have just been com- pleted on Naphill Common, near Hughenden, Bucks, were opened on Thursday evening by the Venerable Arch- deacon Bickerstetb. The formal proceedings having been gone through, The Right Hon. B. Disraeli, M.P., addressed the meet- ing. He said- I must congratulate tho-e present on the completion and opening of a building for one of the most important objects that you could possibly have in view. You have at last the means of education secured to you, and the opportunity of meeting in a permanent and certain dwelling. Twenty years ago, if I bad beer addressing an audience like the present, I might have endeavoured to persuade you of the advantage of education; but that mode of considering the subject is now entirely past; we have got further than that -it is not merely the advantage of education that I have to impress upon you, but the necessity for it. You have no longer a choice if you wish to meet fair fortune in this world. There is no longer a choice between ignorance and knowledge. Such is the pro- gress of improvement in all the conduct of man in the present day, that the time is rapidly approaching when what was formerly the rudest labour of this parish will be conducted only by men cf intelligence, and this con- sideration should influence ybu all. The population of our parish is very peculiar; its means of employment are derived from two sources—from the cultivation of the soil and from manufacture; and it is a com- bination not usual in the parishes of our country. It has hitherto always been considered that if any person gave himself up to manufacture, a degree of intelligence was required superior to that of a lad who followed the plough. That time has passed, and but a short time will elapse before the intelligence required by the lads who follow the plough will be greater, if possible, than that at' present required of the manufacturer, and now obtains a much higher rate of wages than the ploughman. You will not therefore have the opportunity of choosing, as you did years ago, in this parish, between the class of labour you wiU have to follow. Boys used to say, "I am no scholar, I will therefore follow the plough." But that time has passed, and in another year, perhaps, no person will be able to follow the plough unless he has a large amount of intel- ligence. I know that it is the custom for boys to leave school at an early age in order to obtain wages for their labour, and that on this account it is difficult for them to remain long enough to obtain that degree of education which is necessary to qualify them for success in life,, and give them that sufficient amount of intelligence which is necessary for the competent performance of their duties hereafter. I know that it is thought most unreasonable to suppose that a lad who can support himself by his earnings should make what seems at first a very great sacrifice, and remain at school when he might earn wages; but he would in the end receive much larger wages had he taken advantage of the means. At the same time I know that the sacri- fice is a real and a great one to remain at school when you can obtain a reward for your labour, but I hope we may by other means assist those who are in this painful situation. I trust that we shall be able to establish night schools, open at least in the summer months, when an opportunity will be given to lads who have not pursued their studies, and also to a generation before them, who never had these advantages, but who may thus keep abreast with the other generations. Instances are always much more valuable than general advice and observa- tions, and I cannot help calling to your notice the cases of two bovs who have been educated within the last twelve or fifteen years at the parish school of Hughenden, without the advantages which we shall experience in the present establishment, and with as great disadvantages from our uncertain income and dwelling-place as pro- bably any parish school ever yet experienced. The first was a boy, who, I believe, has brothers now in our school, of very fair intelligence, great industry, and great in- tegrity of conduct-as necessary as intelligence and industry; he availed himself of the advantages afforded by our little school, which then met in a hired room on the green; he learned to read, write, and cypher; he piogressed in arithmetic so well that he obtained a place as clerk, in which situation he deported himself with great correctness, and his character was mentioned in that way which was most satisfactory to all who knew him. After he had been two or three years employed, and had risen in society by his industry and intelligence, he lost his clerkship, but from no fault of his own. I was acquainted with him and his meritp, and introduced him into the civil service, and that boy, now a young man, occupies a very distinguished post in her Majesty's service. He is an officer of civil rank, an officer highly esteemed, and enjoyinar a con- siderable income, lively to rise even to an eminent posi- tion, and the only education he ever received was ob- tained from our school on the village-green. That is a very encouraging case, and there is not the least reason why others should not be equally fortunate. The second was the son of a farmer, but his education was the same as the son of the labouring man. He was intelligent, most industrious, and equally distinguished for his moral con- duct and integrity. That young man is at thid moment the head of a large mercantile establishment, and likely to rise to high civil dignity. Both these men are now very young, and both of them I have frequently seen in smock frocks when boys on the green. They obcained no other education than that afforded here, but now both of them are fully competent to conduct affairs of the greatest moment, and with men of the highest importance. I should be extremely sorry if we should in this school be cut out by the pupils of our much humbler schools in days gone by. I hope to find such an attendance here, devotion of pur- pose and emulation and exertion among the scholars, that they will rival, and successfully, those two instances I have mentioned. You have great advantages here. I feel myself greatly obliged to the Venerable Archdeacon for coming to our humble building and giving import- ance to this undertaking. You have the advantage of a parish priest who is regarded and respected by all, even those who may not belong to his communion, and their children may enter this school. Always see him with a welcome look. He is one who enters every cottage, not from a feeling of intrusion, but from a friendship which I believe is universally felt. I hope that this un- dertaking will conduce, not only to the intelligence, but to the happiness and future welfare of the inhabitants of this parish.
DEATH OF SIR A. L. HAY, OF RANNES. This gallant gentleman, who bore a somewhat promi- nent part in the Peninsular War, died at his seat of Leith-taall, Aberdeenshire, on Monday afternoon, in his 77th year. Sir Andrew joined the army at the beginning of the present century, and quitted England for Spain in 1808 as aide-de-camp to his uncle, Major-General Leith, who was at that time sent out to watctl the movements of the French forces. In this position he attained his captaincy, and was present at most of the chief engage- ments in the Peninsula. He fought at Corunna under Sir John Moore; took part in the battles of Talavera, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, and was present at the storming of San Sebastian. At the close of the war— previous to which time, howeve:, he had received the order of knighthood of Charles III. for his services in Spain—he was appointed Military Secretary to General Sir James Leith, then Governor of Jamaica. About 1830 Sir Andrew returned home, and for some time occupied himself with literary pursuits, publishing his work on the Peninsular War, with illustrations from his own pencil, and which obtained considerable popularity. Turning his attention then to political matters, Sir Andrew, after a hot contest, won the seat of representative of the Elgin Burghs, at the first election after the passing of the Reform Act. Being a ready speaker and a good man of business, he soon, after entering Parliament, had the post of Clerk of the Ordnance conferred on him by Lord Melbourne. At the contest of 1848 he lost his seat for the Elgin Burghs, the HOd. George Skene Dnff being returned. Since then the deceased gentleman confined his attention mainly to mat'.erslocal to his native county, Aberdeen._ Only a few months ago he received from the neighbouring gentry of the shire the highest honour they could pestow, that of Convenor of the county, and as such Sir Andrew presided at an important meeting so late as Tuesday week. He was out enjoying a ride in the forenoon of ths day upon which he died. Disease of the heart is understood to have been the cause of his ,sudden death. He is succeeded in his estates by his lede3tson, Colonel Leith Hay, 93rd Highlanders.
New Railway for London.—Among the appli- cations intended to be made for sanction to railway projects during the next session, is one for railway com- munication between the towns of Woolwich, Greenwich, and Deptford, to join the junction station of the Brighton and Chatham and Dover Railways (New Crystal Palace line) at Rye-lane, Peckham. An influential meeting has been held at York, the Lord Mayor in the chair, when resolutions of sympathy with the distressed operatives in Lancashire were passed, and it was resolved to aid in the relief by subscriptions in money and donations -of cast-off clothing.
Money Market. CITY, OCT. 21.-The stock markets to-day are very quiet and inactive, and the alteration in prices is of little import- ance. The English funds have not varied from yester- day's quotations. Consols are now quoted 931 to J both for money and the 6th of November. The official business report is as follows: — Three per Cent. Consols, for money, 93 J, f, f, 1 ditto for account, 931, 1; Three per Cents. Reduced, 921, 92; New Three per Cents., 9lj, 92; Bank Stock, 263; India Five per Cent. Stock, 109&, J, A; ditto Four per Cent. Debentures, 1863, 101i; ditto Bonds, 32s prem.; Four per Cent. enfaced rupee paper, 94; ditto Five-and-a-Half per 'Cent., 1121; Exchequer Bills, June, 20s, 23s prem.; ditto March, 21s, 183 premium.— In the absence of business the railway market remains quiet, with few variations in prices. London and North Western stock Is now quoted 92 £ to f; Great Western, 67 to 5; Midland, 128J to A; Lancashire and Yorkshire, lOBk to |; Caledonian, 1111 to f South-Eastern, 84 to i; Great Eastern, 46 to 6; Great-Northern, 123 to 124; and London and South-Western, 99$to 100.
The Corn Trade. MARK-LANE, OCT. 20.-The weather since Friday has been very boisterous and wet, with heavy south western gales, until this morning, which is fine but threatening. The supply of Wheat from Essex and Kent for to-day's market was moderate, and met a tolerably free sale at the prices of this day se'nnight; picked samples in some instances commanded Is per quarter advance. Foreign met an improved inquiry at last week's rates. Finest malting Barley brought an advance of Is per qr., other qualities were unchanged in value. Beans and Peas support our quotations. Oats were 6d per quarter cheaper. Flour was unaltered in value. KrNCSFOBD and LAY. BRITISH,, OLD. NEW. „ I. L WHEAT.Essex,Kent,Suffolk,white,perqr. CC te 56 46 w 49 Ditto, fine selected runs .to 60 48 io 60 Ditto, red — to 50 46 I- 48 Ditto, ditto, extra — to 54 45 tc 50 Ditto, Talavera — to 62 48 52 Norfolk, I incclnshire, and Yorkshire. to — — %o — BARTKT.Malting — to — 34 w 86 Grinding and Distilling — to — 30 32 Chevalier — to — 36 :c &9 OATs.Essex and Suffolk — to 21 t: 24 Scotch and Lincolnshire, Potato — te — 22 26- Ditto Feed — to — 22; 28 Irish, Potato ..<>< — to — — — Ditto, Feed. — to — — io—» RYE — to — 85 B 81" BEAKS.Mazagan — to — 30 82 Tick and Harrow «■» to • 31 a 33 Pigeon I to 34 tc 38 Windsor — to — — — Long Pod to — io PKAs.Non Boilers — to — — ve — White, Essex and Kent, Boilers — to —» 37 ,c 39" Ditto, Sne Suffolk — to — 40 :<> 42 Maple — to — 42 to 44 Grey. — to — 36 to 38 TARES per bushel. — to — 7 8 SSBD.Canary perqr. 50 to 66 — — Caraway per cwt. — to — — „ Coriander 13 to 17 — — Kape per last — to — Hempseed perqr. 88 to 44 — %o — Red Clover .per cwt — to -c- White Clover — to — — Trefoil — to — ic Mustard, white .per bushel. — to-69 Ditto, brown — to — — tc mm CAKSS.Linseed per thousand 20) tc 240 —. FLOCK.Best marks, delivered. per sack — tc — 43 I? El 2nd ditto and Country — to — 4y i# 40 FOREI&N. FOREIGN. WHEAT.Danz. & Konigsb.per 486lbs. 50 to 57 to — Ditto ditto extra „ 57 to 63 — Rostock and Wolgast „ 51 to 63 Belgium, Pomeranian, Stettin, and) sa < Hamburg „ ou t0 S8 — — Hols'ein, Danish, and Swedish „ — to — so French — to — — — Spanish .— to — — uj — American and Canadian. „ 40 to 56 -« Odessa, Peters., and Azoft 39 tc 51 — i-. BABLEY.Malting — to — 33 ;,c SS Grinding and Distilling .» — to — 24 te ao OATS.Poland and Brew — to — SS K. 23 Feed. to 17 23 BEAKS.Small perqr. 4S to 52 — Egyptian — to — — -lo — PEAS.White Boilers .to — S6 tt 38- Yellow ditto .to- te Non Boilers to 33::c 16. TARES — to — — so — SEED.Red Clover per cwt.— tQ to » White ditto — to — ôO Trefoil — tc — -0- CAKES.Linseed per tor 160 to 200 — *:» Rapeseed 90 to ICO — to FLOCB.French, Rhenish.per sack. — to — &4 w 40' Leghorn and Spanish — f; — 80 42 Canadian and American.per hI). to 24 k so ARRIVALS IN LONDON LAST WEEK. Coastwise Wneat Bariey Malt Oats' Beans! Peas! Floor nrs. qrs. qra. qrs. qrs. qrs. bria. laacto English 5685 2352 ,1195411836, 1115 1004: 15410 Scotch ll' .j 30 Irish 45 .1 1333 I. Foreign. 513.6 1631 .18845 2230,' 217, 8509 6530 E. C. RaiL GtN.RaiL ° S. E. Rail 7~ HOPS, BOROUGH MARKET, OCT. 20.—Messrs. Pattenden and
I Cattle Market. CATTLE, METROPOLITAN MARKET, OCT. 20.—We have a larger supply of beasts than on Monday last, but a considerable proportion of inferior quality. Choice descriptions are sold quite as dear as of late. Although the number of sheep is mther larger, they are in demand, at higher rates. Calves are selling about the same as on Thursday. From Germany and Holland there are 1,9^0 beasts, 8,760 sheep, and 194 calves; Ireland, 1,280 beasts; [and 2,960 from the Northern and Midlandi Counties. Per atone of Slbs. s. d. a. d. Per stone of Slbs. s. I s. Best Scots, Herefds. 4 8 4 10 SestDM&Hf.bdsSh 0 0 0 0 Best Short-horns 4 6 4 8 Best Lous-wools 5 2 5 4 Second quaL beasts 3040 DJ. do. Shorn. 0 0 0 0 Calves 4 0 5 0 &wes& second qual. 4 6 4 10 Pigs,, 4 0 5 0 Do. do. Shorn. 0 0 9 0 BestDn(teHlf-breds 5 6 6 8 Lambs. 0 0 0 0 Beasts at market, 6,560; dheep and Lamas.. 24,260; Calves 229; PigSi 490. ♦-
The denl made to prevent the further incursions of the sea at the Marshland Fen ha3 resisted another tide- and may now be looked upon aa a success. The r;ext object will be to drain the inundated land, arid this,It is understood, will be csxritid out under the superintendence of Mr. Harding, under whose direction the flood has been so speedily stopped. Fox-hunting in Normandy.—The Journal de Rouen states that a number of gentlemen have taken 'nto serious consideration the project of introducing fox- hunting into Normandy, with a view of improving the breed of horses as well as for amusement. A committee of laEdowners is to be named to make the necessary arrangements. It is proposed that the season shall com- mence in November, and close in March. IMPORTING Tea without colour on the eaf prevents the Chinese passing off inferior leaves as in the usual kinds. Horniman's Tea is unceloured, tkerefore, alMj/siicadalike. Seld by v 330 Agents.