PARLIAMENTARY JOTTINGS. THE lengthened interval between the change of Ministers and the declaration of their policy has oeen still further protracted by the necessary re- election that the acceptance of office involves. It would be well if the country waited patiently to heap what the policy of the new Ministry is, rather than condemn them unheard. If they set aside Eeform altogether, or if they do not introduce progressive measures, then the people should peti- tion, hold meetings, and show their sense of the wrong done to them; but it is, perhaps, unbe- coming at a time when the new Government -are framing new plans and new laws, to assert that they will not do this or that, or that they will do that which will stop progress. Without myself taking any part in politics, I think there is a fairness in permitting the new Government a trial. They will have quite enough to do to compete with Mr. Gladstone and his party on the Opposition side. A new club has been formed, it was to have been called "The -Gladstone," but on the late Chancellor of the Ex- chequer being asked to preside, he suggested it should be called The Cobden," after, using his own words, "the great apostle of Reform." Already the members of this club number over 200, most of them being members of Parliament, ,and the two who took the most active part in framing the rules of the club were the Duke of Argyll and Mr. Milner Gibson. It is believed that this will quite eclipse the old Reform as well as the new Reform clubs. There will be political gatherings there frequently, and advanced Liberals will be specially invited to attend. Here, it is conceived, Mr. Gladstone's adherents will rally round him and form themselves into a party pre- pared at any moment to advance him to the Pre- miership of England. How long he will have to wait for this is another question, for the present Government will doubtless be very cautious what measures they introduce, knowing that they have a strong opposition to contend against; and again, Mr. Gladstone promised, in his farewell address in the House, not to factiously oppose serviceable measures. It was rather a pretty scene the other evening at the Lord Mayor's dinner, when the present Chancellor of the Exche- quer and the late one shook hands, as it were, across the table, and declared that political fighting fair, but had nothing to do with personal friendship. IP. Thus, these bitter political foes, each in his turn, complimented the other. Mr. Disraeli responded for the Government, and called Mr. Gladstone his right honourable friend, pointing to his valuable services; and the latter, when called upon to re- spond for the House of Commons, thanked the new leader of that House for his remarks, and recipro- cated his sentiments. I wish the public generally were like-minded. Let them argue fairly, and abuse each other politically as much as they like, but not go hooting at people's doors who differ from them in politics. I have a word or two to say about these open- air meetings which have been held in Landon. No one is more pleased than myself to hear the sentiments of the working man, and many a ,sensible speech have I heard from men with corduroy and fustian habiliments. In my impression, it was injudicious for Sir G. Grey, in the House of Commons, or Sir Richard Mayne, in his place of authority, to tell the people they should not meet. We are in a free country, and, so long as there is no rioting, we have no right to be told we shall not meet to express our opinions. There are always some disorderly, people in London, and it was not the working men who yelled at Lord Elcho's house and used threatening language; these were what may properly be termed the mob. Turning to the new Ministry, it was rather funny on Friday evening to note the change of seats in the House of Commons, particularly to a practised eye accustomed to see special members in their own place. It was like the &a111e of U Turn rush from one side to the other, hardly knowing what seat to occupy. On this particular evening only Mr. Whiteside and the whipper-in for the Tories, Colonel Taylor, occupied that Treasury bench where a few short weeks ago we were wont to hear the eloquence of Mr. Gladstone, the states- manlike expressions of Sir G. Grey, the learned versions of Sir Eoundell Palmer, the jerked statis- tics of the Marquis of Hartington, the geogra- phical knowledge of Mr. Layard, and the soft whisperings proceeding from the happy lips of Mr. Brand, the whipper-in. These, with their more immediate adherents, were now seated in the front Opposition bench, which was so crowded that they appeared almost to be sitting on each other's knee3. Mr. Brand was the only one of the late Ministry who forgot himself, and, as if preoccupied, he walked up the floor of the House towards the Treasury bench, but, catching sight of Colonel Taylor in his old seat, he skipped across to the other side, amid much laughter. Mr. Mill cast a furtive glance at his old seat below the gangway, and, fiading Lord Hotham there, took the exactly corresponding one on the Opposition sida which his lordship had vacated. Then came Sir William Jolliffe, who, as if carrying out the principle mathematically, walked in a straight line from his old seat to the new one behind the Ministry. Alderman Salomons looked immensely bewildered; he had always sat on the second bench on the Government side, but the corresponding one on the Opposition was filled, and no entreaties of his could prevail upon those who had seats to make room for him, and he was therefore forced to take a position below the gangway. Some members would walk in, tnd, with a puzzled look, retire, not being able to make up their minds where to sit. Mr Gladstone was greatly cheered when he en- tered. His face looked less careworn than usual as if the weight of office no longer rested upon his head., A few months' holiday always show upon the right hon. gentleman, and generally as the session progresses you see his face become more wan care and anxiety day by day being more visibly Slaved; and when the vacation arrives you feel that it is necessary at least to one individual. All agree in paying this tribute to Mr. Gladstone, that he is one of the most conscientious, pains- taking Ministers this country ever had. The outward signs of changed seats convinced strangers as well as members that the old Minis uers W Piven up their portfolios, and that the new ones were Tn possession of their credentials of Xe. The morning papers had been read with Seat care, and it only now remain^ for the Smes of the new Cabinet to ba confirmed by .Parliamentary proceedings, ^tmbers were^ not long in doubt. The portly form of Colonel Taylor rose, and he moved for new writs fox Bucking- hamshire, in the room of Mr. Disraeli, who had accepted the office of Chancellor of her Majesty s Exchequer and Under-Secretary of the Treasury, for Cambridge University, in the room of Mr. Walpole, who had accep ted the office of S ecr etary for the Home Department; for King's Lynn, in the room of Lord Stanley, who had accepted the office or Foreign Secretary, &c. This was so exactly to the purport of the list given in the papers that it excited no sensation. A slight murmur was heard in the Opposition benches when Viscount Cranborne's name was given as Secretary for India. An untried man in such a position," you heard whispered. But this died away in cheers from all parts of the House when Sir Hugh Cairns was mentioned as Attorney- General-a compliment due to the learned gentle- man's great ability, and his mild and moderate tone in debate. The only other feature notice .Ue was when Lord Royston and Lord Burleigh's names, as having offices in the household, inter- vened between great officers of State; and then the members laughed. The strength or weakness of the new Govern- ment will soon be matter for consideration. Some days must yet pass before they are legitimately in, harness. I will not, therefore, comment upon what is to be, but leave the subject for discussion when the secrets of the Cabinet are divulged.
ON BOARD THE GREAT EASTERN. A correspondent of the Star writes :-Dllring the whole of Wednesday the ship was at sea. The weather was still squally and rough for any ship save the Great Eastern. She dipped a good deal at the bows, and now and then shipped a sea; but this was occa- sioned primarily by a greater weight of coal fore than aft, and did not cause the disappearance of a single person from the dinner table. This being the anni- versary of the declaration of American Independence, the Stars and Stripes wera run up the mainmast, and floated proudly in the transient sunshine which followed this manifestation of good-will towards our American kinsmen. After dinner the event was celebrated after the English fashion. Mr. Glass, in appropriate language, proposed, Success to the Atlantic Cable," coupling with the toast the name of Mr. Cyrus Field, to whose indomitable pluck he paid a graceful tribute. Of course many other speeches were made and many other toasts drunk. Suffice it to say that Mr. Glass, Mr. Goach, M.P., Mr. Barber, Mr. Cyrus Field, and Captain Hamilton responded on behalf of the several interests which they represent; that Professor Thomson, Mr. Varley, Mr. Clifford, and Mr. Willoughby Smith spoke strongly of the con- fidence which they, as scientific and practical men, felt in the success of the expedition that Lord Hastings proposed the health of the ladies, and complimented those on board on their freedom from sea-sickness; and that Mr. J. C. Parkinson worthily represented the fourth estate, whose claims to cordial recognition had not been overlooked. The most pleasant incident of this agree- able voyage was reserved for this the last evening we spent on the Great Eastern before her arrival at Bere- haven. Without further preface I may introduce the Field Glass; being a cable-iatic and Eastern extrava- ganza, by N. A. Woods and J. C. Parkinson," only regretting that I cannot reproduce Mr. Dudley's admi- rable illustration of the play-bill, in which The Field Glass" (especially the figure-heads of both gentlemen) played a conspicuous part, and Captain Anderson and Mr. Canning were respectively engaged in the arduous v task of balancing two of the masts of the great ship on their noses. This was the cast of the piece :— Glass (a young man from the country): Mr. DUDLEY. Neptune (an old man of the sea): Colonel DE BATHE. Gooch (not "Daniel Lambert," but a Great Eastern)]: Mr. G. W. ELLIOTT.. Field (of the eloth of gold): Captain BOLTON. Clifford ("Master" of the Hunchback") Lord HASTINGS. A Sea Monster (A-B-Sea one): Mr. H. F. BARCLAY. lat Mermaid (poor, though virtuous): Mr. POORE. 2nd Mermaid (a. vaunting female): Mr. VAUGHAN. Several Tritons (right-'uns and tight-'nns though trite'uns), unavoidably absent. Manager, Captain BOLTON. Leader of the Orchestra, Dr. WARD. The piece was capitally written, and bristled with good-humoured puns and jokes; the acting and make- up of the amateurs could not have been better in so short a. time; the songs were sung with spirit, and enthusiastically encored; and, to crown all, Neptnne relents, and allows the oable to be laid, whereupon Messrs. Glass and Field utter the final words of the dialogue:— GLASS.—Here's Uncle Sam to Mistress Vic, "I think we now may laugh, eh ? FIELD.—Here's Mistress Vic, to Uncle Sam, "Success to telegraphy The curtain fell amid a shout of applause, and the authors were unanimously summoned to reoeive the congratulations of their gratified fellow-passengers. Meanwhile we had sighted Fastnet, and were moving at a slow speed, that we might enter Bantry Bay in the daylight. The mountains became more and more distinct; at last the picturesque hill-sines and verdant slopes @f this beautiful part of Old Ireland became visible in all their summer beauty; while, when the Great Eastern anchored off Lawrence Cove (which event took place precisely at ten minutes to seven in the morning), the sun shone with as much auspi- cious splendour as it did on the day she sailed from Sheerness.
GREAT BOAT-RACE AT NEWCASTLE- ON-TYNE BETWEEN KELLEY AND HAMILL. a The event which has so long engrossed the attention of aquatic men came off on Wednesday morning, and left no doubt as to which was the best man. The race was between Henry Kelley, champion of the Thames, and James Hamill, champion of America, for £ 500; and there were thousands assembled on the coaly Tyne and its banks to witness it, ineluding a great number of leading book-makers and other sporting-men from London. A strong dispute had arisen respecting the time at which the race should be started, and it was on Tuesday finally determined that it should come off at half-past seven the next morning, shortly after which the men were away. Betting was 6 and 7 to 4: on Kelley, and a great deal of money had been laid out at that price. The course was from the High Creek Bridge to Leamington Point, five miles right out. They both came away at a great pace, Kelley being somewhat quicker than his opponent and being nearly half a length in advance; after the first few strokes Hamill immediately began to mend his position and with a liberty of action and peculiarity of style rarely seen, decreased Kelley's lead, and became level with him at Davidson's mill. They were almost scull and scull for a minute, then the long fine stroke of the London waterman began to tell, and Kelley went right away from him, winning by 500 yards, and being com- paratively fresh. Never was waterman greeted with such an ovation as that bestowed upon Kelley, who won the race of Thursday morning at Newcastle with the same ease and marked superiority as distinguished Wednesday's victory. The course in the second race was not straight out, but half out from the High Level Bridge and then return. The odds offered on Kelley before the start were 8 and 10 to 1. The men started at 8'45 very rapidly. Kelley, as in Wed. nesday's race, leading by half a length immediately they began, and slightly increasing it. The velocity of Hamill's rowing, in short, sharp strokes, was sur- Erising, and he came nearly level at Skinner's Barn, but Kelley held him in hand, and just as many sup- posed the American might have a lead, the Londoner again left him. It would be a waste of space to dwell any longer upon the event. Although Hamill rowed with the most determined courage, Kelley quite left him behind, and after the turn, when they had rowed about three miles, Kelley was so far away in front that Hamill gave up the race.
FENIAN PRISONERS. Fenians captured on the Lower Canada min in Montreal. Three of them aie of Hi A 1 fe<rrs » ^'ght of them are tinder 21. One fnr nnmo'fo1100 M'Donald, a Scotchman, has lived Fathnr aj? Water bury, Connecticut, and old1Kl'U £ influence to save this man from USB « his ap+=! Mr consequences of nib acts. Mr. M Gee has replied as follows There are few things you could ask ma tn vlvf-'i. t ,? not cheerfully do for < auld W Svnf ? 1 W°uld M?Driei$rli3 Sing y?UAsk oannofc be done.' Terence M'Donald, like the rest of his comrades leftintw,,? his family duties (if he had any), ment (if he followed one) to come several hundreds of miles to murder our border people-for this FeniaB filibustering was murder, not war. What had Canada or Canadians done to deserve such an assault ? What had the widow of our brave M'Eachern done to Terence M'Donald, that he and his oomrades should leave her with her five fatherless little ones to invoke the wrath of Heaven upon the destroyers of her hus- band? What had our gallant countryman, Ensign Fahey, done to them that he should be crippled for life at their hands ? What did our eight young Cana- dians — the darlings of mothers and Bisters and wives, the flower of our College corps—do to de- serve their bloody fate in the Fort Brie affair? The person for whom you* ask my intercession was one of those who sought out our people, on our soil and maimed and slew aa many as they could; and those who sent them have exulted in the exploit. They must take, therefore, the consequences of thsir own I act. I need hardly say to you, who have been in Canada, and who know how free, how orderly, and how religious this people are, that no spirit of vengeance will direct the triats of the accused. M'Donald and all the Fenians will have every justice done to them, publicly, in the broad light of day; but to whatever punishment the law hands him over no word of mine can ever be spoken in mitigation—not even, under these circumstances, if he were my own brother. I grieve that I must deny you, but so it is."
THE GRAND NATIONAL BIFLE MEETING. The Camp at Wimbledon. Wimbledon Common is again the scene of a grand gathering of the clans," which has become a peculiar characteristic of the volunteer movement. The camp, at Wimbledon now presents the appearance, and has many of the peculiarities, of an encamped army. Indeed, its appearance and all that belongs to it is striking and novel. As many must be aware, the ground which it occupies is enclosed, and on Monday and the succeeding days of the week it has been closed to the general public except upon payment. The main entrance is at the northern end of the common, upon entering which the visitor must be at once struck with the startling rapidity with which a canvas town has sprung up. Immediately on the left are the tents of the council and the Secretary (Captain Mild- may, of the National Rifle Association); and facing the entrance are a number of tents which have been allotted to exhibitors of anything and everything having the remotest connection with a rifle. On the right there is a small extemporised post-office, beyond which the lines of tents extend westward. The first corps on the ground were—the Queen's (Westminster), Victoria Rifles, London Rifle Brigade, London Scottish, 1st Surrey, 19th Middlesex (Working Men's Corps), 2nd Administrative Battalion Middlesex Volunteers, lit Surrey Rifles, 21st Middlesex (Civil Service), and the 39th Middlesex. But in addition to these there are individual members of corps not represented in the strength. On Saturday evening the volunteers were arriving upon the ground very rapidly, and great was the energy displayed by the Guards, who had been specially detailed to prepare tie tents and mattresses for the former. They might be seen sitting in clusters among the tents, filling in the mattresses with straw with as serious and business-like an air as if engaged in the occurrence of real instead of mimic warfare. The guards engaged in this work and other arduous camp duties number about 150 men, picked from the Fusilier, Grenadier, and Coldstream Guards. Their tents are pitched near the main entrance. These are not the only troops upon the ground, several regiments of the line, including the 63rd, being on the extreme east. In the rear of the tents occupied by the Guards the police are quartered. Of these there are a somewhat large number detained to watshover the peace of the camp. The divisions repre- sented are theB. C. D. G. and the Reserve, com-prising be. tween two and three hundred men in all. Westward, beyond the polise, are a number of tents, which have been pitched for the reception of the Belgian Rifle- men, who intend paying Wimbledon a visit. The numerous provisions for the safety of the corps are of a very complete character. In case of fire, which may show itself amongst the canvas, the Surrey Volunteer Fire Brigade is at hand, and every arrangement has been made for obtaining a full supply of water in case of need. The rules of the camp are very strict, and for a while our amateur soldiers will have to conform to regulations fully in accordance with the early closing movement. The active business of the camp commenced on Tuesday, when the shooting for prizes commenced The following is the list of some of the officers in camp. Lieut.-Colonel F. Baring, Fusilier Guards, commanding troops; Captain Phipps, Fusilier Guards; Captain Drake, R,E.; Captain Lakin, 32nd Regiment, assistant-engineer; Lieut.-Colonel Hon. W. Colville, camp commandant; Captain Ruxton, camp adjutant; Captain Costin, Executive offioer; Captain St. John Mild may, secretary; Captain M'Kay, range com- mandant; Lieut.-Colonel Johnson, statistic; Surgeon- Major Wyatt, Coldstream Guards, commanding hos. pital staff; Staff Assist-Sargeon Johnson; Dr. West- macott, London Scottish; 45 officers of the army; about 700 officers and men in volunteer corps; guards, engineers, hussars, artillery, &o. According to the rules of the camp the commandant makes his rounds of the different corps at noon each day. "Réveillé sounds at six o'clock in the morning, the" retreat" at eight p.m., "tattoo" at half-past ten, and the "last post at eleven o'clock. Ten minutes after the "last post" the "lie down will be sounded, when all lights areDut out, a-ad from that time quiet ia -o'OUT; tno camp. All volunieero ia oamp are liable for duty.
OUR "CITY" ARTICLE. THERE was considerable excitement on the Stock Exchange on Saturday. The news that Prussia had rejected the proposal for an armistice, com- bined with doubts as to the possibility of a very speedy settlement of the great disputes which are now agitating Europe, produced a feeling of dis- appointment, under the influence of which a por- tion of the great rise attained during the former two days was lost. Except, however, in the case of certain securities which are peculiarly liable to be acted upon by peace or war, the markets, on the whole, retained considerable steadiness; and it is also worthy of remark that the French funds experienced a recovery of i, from the fall of 1 per cent. which was produced by the anticipated rejection of the proposed armistice. Consols at one period were quoted tper cent. lower, but at the close of the day the reduction was limited to t. Preparations for the monthly settlement on Tuesday occupied attention. In the railway mar- ket the general tendency was rather unfavourable, but the fall did not exceed i to i per cent., and was limited to a very few lines. As regards foreign stocks, the chief weakness was shown by Italian, in which the relapse was It to 2 per cent. 2 Turkish and a few other stocks were likewise lower, but some securities, including Mexican Bonds, im- proved. Lombardo-Venetian Rail way shares fell 15s., and the decline extended to the Belgian and French lines. American securities were rather weaker, especially Illinois Central Railway shares. Bank shares were generally firm, with a. sustained demand. Thooe of the financial companies were steady, and London Financial continue to rise. Only a limited demand was experienced on Saturday at the Bank discount office, the dividends being payable on Monday. The general market was quiet, and amply supplied with money, but there was unwillingness amongst the dealers to take bills below 9i per cent. In the Stock Ex- change money was abundant and little wanted, and the rate for short loans on English Govern- ment securities did not exceed 6 per cent. At Paris on Saturday the Three per Cent. Rentes opened at 68.25 for the end of the month, and closed at 68.50_for money and 68.60 for the ac- count, showing a recovery of k per cent., compared with recent prices. The Bourse was described as "very agitated." Consols, which closed on Friday at 87^ to f, ex div., both for money and Tuesday's settlement, opened on Saturday morning at the same quota- tion, and after declining to 87t to f, closed at 87i to l. For the August settlement the last price was 87J to 88. The official business report is as follows:—Three per Cent. Consols, for money, 87f, -61, i; ditto, for account, 87-J, i. jh t; Three per Cents. Reduced, 86f, t; New Three per Cents., 86t. 14; Bank Stock, 247, 8; India Five per Cent., 103t, i • ditto Four per Cent. Bonds, 5s. prem. The market for bank shares was quiet, with limited transactions. Chartered Mercantile of India, London and China, and Bank of Egypt, however, were in good request, and advanced d £ 3 and Y-2 10s. respectively. London and West- minster also improved YI; Alliance and Pro- vincial Banking Corporation, 10s.; and Consoli- dated Bank, 5s. On the other hand, Hindustan, London Bank of Mexico, and Metropolitan and Provincial declined YI; and Union of Australia, 105. Alliance closed at 2 to 1 dis.; Anglo- Austrian, at 1^ to 0 £ and Imperial Ottoman, at 1 £ to 1 dis., ex div. The Consolidated Bank (Limited) have notified that the share register is now open, and also that parties entitled to new shares under transfers of shares, dated on or before the 30th of June last (but which transfers could not be registered until the books of the company reopened), may obtain the same by sending in their claim on or before Saturday, the 14th instant." The allotment of the new shares is to be made on Tuesday, the 17th instant. The foreign stock market was flatter on Mon- day than it had been for some time, but the reduc- tion in prices was not general. Italian bonds of 1861 and 1865 showed chief depression, and fell 2 and It per cent. respectively. Turkish of 1865 2 also declined 1" Peruvian of 1862, 1; Brazilian 8 Scrip, t; and Greek, t. On the other hand, 4 4 Portuguese, Peruvian of 1865, and Russian of 1850 improved 1 per cent.; Mexican of 1864, f; New Granadian "ex. all," ditto, Deferred, t; and Mexican (Old), J per cent. The monthly hide circular issued on Monday by Messrs. Culverwell, Brooks, and Co., contains the following:— Notwithstanding the high rate of discount the hide market has been steady during the past month, and in some instances slightly improved rates have been realised. The demand for export, owing to the war on the Continent, is very restricted. Hides—Salted Ox and Cow: South American have sold more freely. Australian have been in fair request at full to improved prices. Cape realised in some instances advanced prices. Horse Hides: The sales are limited to a few salted Rio Grande, average 26tlbs. at 7s. lid. per hide. East India Kips: The quantity brought for. ward has been small, and as the home trade have operated to a fair extent, full to, in some instances, ad- vanced prices were obtained at the last public sales; bnt the demand for export, owing to the war on the Continent, continues very limited. English Market Hides: The supply is small and the prices are well maintained. The Leather Market: A better tone has lately prevailed, but the dearness of money restricts transactions. North and South American Furs and Skins: The market for furs is, as usual, quiet at this period. No sales have been made of deer skins, which are inquired after. The Hudson's Bay Company have received their collection for this season from the north- west coast of America. Bear, lynx, marten, mink, wolf and raccoon are in excess of last year, but fisher otter, sea otter, deer, fox and wolverin, are less; beaver and musquash about the same. The aspect of affairs on Tuesday in the Stock Exchange was cheerful. A considerable amount of business was transacted, and although prices were a shade lower in the evening than in the morning, it was not owing to any less favourable view being adopted, but simply to the pause which usually takes place after country orders have been filled. The payment of the dividends by loosening a large sum of money imparted animation to the stock markets, as well as giving a favourable effect upon the supply of money. A good deal of busi- ness was done in discounts at 9 per cent., the rates for less choice paper being 941 and 9t. The directors of the Credit Foncier announced on Tuesday that their shareholders have all but unanimously approved of the scheme of recon- struction recently submitted to them. Out of a total of 4,546 shareholders only fifteen have dissented from the proposals, and of these some have only expressed a qualified dissent. In con- sequence of this highly satisfactory result the directors have proceeded to carry out those proposals in the scheme of reconstruction which lie with them to put into effect. Interest warrants for a sum equal to 10 per cent. per annum, from 1st April to 30th June, are to be issued, the sum of £ 400,000, which stood at the credit of reserve and oL.her accounts, is trans- ferred to the capital account, and a call of 21 per share is made payable on Saturday, 21st of July, 1866, at Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smith's. The extraordinary general meeting to complete the resolutionsof reconstruction isfixedfor Monday, the 30th, at a place and hour to be hereafter fixed. The circular which communicates these decisions to the shareholders adds:— The directors have further the satisfaction of report- ing that, owing to the. desire expressed by many of the shareholders to pay up their shares in full as soon as the reconstruction of the company shall be carried out, the directors are able to announca their confident belief that the call of .£1 per share, announced as payable on the 1st of January, 1867, will not be required.
ENGAGEMENTS AT MUNCHENQRA TZ. < IThe following official report of the engagement at Miiachengratz has been received from the Prussian head-quarters: — Munchengiabz, June 28. 11 The task of the army to-day w&s to cross the line of the Iser and press forward in the direction of Mün. chengrätz-a task which was successfully effected, notwithstanding the excessive heat of the day, which rendered marching extremely toilsome. The Im- perialists tried to prevent the advance of the army, but were driven back at all points. At Munchingratz, where the Austrians had burnt the bridge, a sharp engagement began at nine o'clock, in which infantry and artillery took part. The prac- tice of our rifled guns was very good. An ammunition wagon belonging to the enemy was exploded, and, under protection of our fire, the troops succeeded in throwing a fresh bridge across the Iser by noon. The Austrians made skilful use of the conformation of the ground. Thus, at ten they unexpectedly brought up a battery upon a rocky plateau descending towards the valley of the Iser, which impeded the advance of the Horn division. The Franseoky division nevertheless succeeded in gaining possession of the plateau, and in capturing the village of Bossin after a sharp contest. The Austrian losses to-day again far exceed ours. We have not lost altogether more than 150 men, while 1,200 prisoners alone have been brought in. All the places passed through by our troops have been abandoned by their inhabitants. At Miinchen- gratz, a town with a population of 'perhaps 4,000, we did not find 50 people remaining. Families fled with all their property even while their troops were entering. The wells are almost everywhere filled up and polluted. Our men have everywhere shown the best possible spirit. The troops opposed to us be- longed to the 1st Austrian Corps, the Kalik Brigade, and the Von Edelsheim Cavalry Division. Saxons were also perceived among the enemy."
Money Market. CITY, JULY 10.-The stock markets are firm to-day, and prices are again better in many cases. The funds, in which the monthly settlement is now in course of completion, have experienced a fresh advance ot £ per cent, botiiror money and the new account. Some the foreign securities have also improved, and banking and financial shares show a favourable tendency. The news from abroad is considered encouraging, while the weather is very favourable for the crops. The supply of money in the discount market to-day is very large, owing to the payment of the dividends, and good three months' bills are freely taken at 9 per cent., or 1 per cent. below the Bank rate. Consols are now quoted 871 to 1, ex div., for money and 88l to t for the new account (August). The railway market is firm to-day. London and North- Western stock ia now quoted 118^ to J; Great "Western, 51 i to 52J; Midland, 126 to Lancashire and Yorkshire, 123 to I; South-Eastern, 69f to 7Q\; Great Eastern, 32J to 331; Caledonian, 126 to 127; Metropolitan, 134 to 1; Great Northern, 121 to 122; ditto A, 131 to 132; and Lon- don, Chatham, and Dover, 201 to 21j. BANK OF ENGLAND.-An Account, pursuant to the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 32, for the week ending on Weanes- day, July 4,1866. ISSUE DEPARTMENT. Notes issued £ 29,147,665 Government debt «l,0is,iw Other securities. 3,984,»w Gold coin & bullion 14,147,6oo Silver bullion <5^5 „ f29-147'655 BAKKIHS DEPARTMENT. Proprietors'capit'l £ 14,553,OOOiGoyerBmentsecu weightannuHy) £ 10,778,123 PubhcDeposits 6,800,25L: w g gecuritie3 30,749,554 Other Deposits 19'9o9ru/|Notes 3,335,800 SeotherbUlsS 685,759 Gold & silver coin 729,280 £ 45.592,7571 £ 45,502,757 July 5,1S66. W. MILLER, Chief Cashier.
The Corn Trade. lVIARK-LANE, JULY 9.—-We had a small supply of Eng- lish Wheat at market this morning, but arrivals from abroad are liberal. The trade has been unsettled since the news of probable peace, and buyers hold off to see the effect on prices. In foreign Wheat little business was done.—The Flour trade was dull, and prices lower.—Peas and Beans were unchanged in value.-Barley was less inquired after, and prices were barely supported.—We have large arrivals of OdtF. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR. Shillings per Quarter WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new 4,13 to 58 „ „ red „ 45 52 Norfolk, Lincoln, and YorksMre, red 45 52 BARLEY 30 to 36 Chevalier, new 39 44 Grinding 30 33 Distilling 34 89 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new 60 69 Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new. 60' 67 Brown I. 53 57 RYE 26 23 OATS, English, feed 22 to 27 Potato 27 32 Scotch, feed .22 23 Potato 27 32 Irish, feed, white 20 24 Fine 25 28 Ditto, black .20 23 Potato 25 29 BEANS, Mazagan .42 44.Ticks 42 44 Harrow.44 48. Pigeon. 47 51 PEAS, white, boilers 39 44 Maple40to44 Grey,new 37 39 FLOUR, per sack of 2301bs., Town, Households 47 50 Country,on shore 36 to 37 39 43 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore. 35 36 FOREIGN GRAIN. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .55 to 57 old, extra 60 63 Konigsberg 52 57 extra 58 59 Rostock 53 57 fine .58 59 Silesian, red.50 54 white 53 57 Pomera., Meckberg., and Uckormrk.red old. 51 55 Russian, bard, 47 to 51.St. Petersburg and Riga 47 50 Danish and Holstein, red 47 48 French, none Rhine and Belgium 52 55 American,red winter52to53,spring52to5i,white BARLEY, grinding 29 to 30 distilling and malting 37 41 OATS, Dutch, brewing and Polands 21 to 29.feed 19 25 Danish and Swedish, feed 21 to 27.StraIsund. 21 27 Russian, Riga 21 to 23.Arch., 21-to 23.P'8burg 23 27 TARES, spring, per qr 45 50 BEANS, Friesland and Holstein 33 43 Konigsberg .40 to 43.Egyptian — — PEAS, feedingand maple 38 42.fine boilers 38 42 INDIAN CORN, white .31 33.yellow 29 31 FLOUR, per sack, French38 41.Spanish, p. sack 38 41 American, per brl 21 27.extra and d'ble. 29 81 LIVERPOOL, JcLT .—The market fairly attended. In wheat so little doing that quotations are nominal. Flour dull and irregular. Indian corn large supply and fair busi- ness doing; prime mixed, 27s. Oats and oatmeal dull.
Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL.-There are moderate supplies of meat, and the trade is slow. Per SIbs. by the carcase s. d. B. d s. d. to B. d. Inferior beef 3 4 to 3 8 Capons, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 3 10 4 4 I Chickens, each 19 2 6 Prime largo 4 6 4 8 1 Ducklings,each 2 6 3 6 Ditto small 4 10 50 Rabbits, each. 10 16 Large pork 4 0 4 8 Hares, each 4 6 5 0 Inferior mutton. 4 4 5 0 Grouse, each 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 5 2 5 8 Partridges,each 0 0 0 0 Prime ditto 5 10 6 0 Pheasants,each 0 0 0 0 Veal 4 0 5 6 Pigeons, each. 0 8 0 10 Small pork 5 0 5 4 Ostendfr. butter, Lamb 6 0 7 8 per doz. lbs. 116 14 0 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 English ditto. 12 0 16 0 Goslings, each 8 0 10 0 French eggs, 120 6 6 7 6 Fowls, each 2 0 3 0 ] English ditto. 8 0 9 0 METROPOLITAN. — A statement of the supplies and prices of fat live stock on Monday, Jaly 10, 1835, as com- pared with Monday,. July 9, 1866 Per 81bs. to sink the offaL July 10, 1865. July 9, 1866. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 8 to 4 0 3 10 to 4 4 Second quality ditto 4 2 4 8 4 6 5 0 Prime large Oxen 4 10 5 0 5 2 5 6 Prime Scots, &c. 5 2 5 4 5 8 5 10 Coarse and inferior' Sheep 4 4 4 6 3 8 4 2 Second quality ditto 4 8 5 4 4 4 5 0 Prime coarse-woolled ditto 5 6 5 8 5 2 5 8 Prime Southdown ditto 5 10 6 0 5 10 6 0 Lambs 6 0 7 4 6 8 8 0 Large coarse Calves 4 2 4 8 4 4 5 2 Prime small ditto 4 10 5 2 5 4 5 6 Large Hogs 3 10 4 2 4 0 4 6 Neat small Porkers 4 6 4 8 4 8 So
Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT GARDEN.—Foreign imports continue heavy, and ot English produce there is also a good supply. Pine- apples, grapes, cherries, and strawberries are very plentiful; peaches are also becoming abundant. Peas are now arriving in excellent condition. Flowers chiefly consist of dentEi-is, orchids, heaths, calceolarias, pelargoniums, balsams, coeks- eombs, mignionette and roses. FRUIT. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Apples,p.hf-sieve 0 0 to 0 0 Peaches.per doz. 10 0 15 0 Grapes, per lb. 3 0 8 0 Pears,iisehen.dz. 0000 Lemons,p. 100 6 0 10 0 dessert 0 0 0 Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples, p. lb. 5 0 8 Nuts,cob,1001b 0 0 0 0 Strawberries,p. lb. 1 0 4 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 Walnuts, pr bh. 14 0 20 Oranges, p.100 6 0 12 0 Chestnuts, do 8 0 16 VEGETABLES. s d s dl B d 6 d 0 to 4 0|Mushrooms,perpott.3 0 5 0 Asparagus,perbun.3 0 8 OiMustard&Cress.p.p.O 2 0 0 Beans,kidney,p.100 1 0 2 OjOnions, per bushel.7 0 10 0 Beet, per dozen.2 0 3 0| „ pickling, p.qt.O 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 1 0 1 6 Parsley, per ?i sieve. 2 0 3 0 Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 20; Parsnips, per doz, 1 0 2 0 Carrots, per bunch 0 4 C 8|Peas, per qt 0 9 13 Cauliflowers,p, doz. 2 0 6 0; Potatoes, York P.e- Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 61 gents, per ton 80 0 95 0 Cucumbers, each 0 3 10 Rooks, per ton 60 0 70 0 Endive, perscore.l 0 2 6 Flukea, par ton 105 0 125 0 Garlic, per lb 0 10 0 0 Kidneys, per cwt.8 0 12 0 Herbs, per bunch.0 6 0 0 Radishes, t>. 12 bn. 0 6 10 Horseradish, p. bn.2 6 4 0 [Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 4 OS Leeks, per bunch.0 3 0 OjSeaKale,per punnet 0 0 0 0 Lettuces, per score 1 0 1 6jSpinach, per bush. 2 0 3 0 Mint, per bunch .0 3 G 4iTurnips, per bunch 0 6 0 9
London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, JVLY 10.-SUGAR.—The market has opened quietly; the business done at present is limited, cbiefly comisting of British West India, at about last week's currency. Refined dried goods continue in active request at firm prices. COFFEE.—For plantation Ceylon there is an active demand. About 200 casks sold at full to rather dearer prices; also about 300 bags of native at 59s Gd, and GO casits at 58s. TEA.-The public sale3 are proceeding at about the cur- rency previously ruling, except for Canton new make Con- gou, which shows a further decline. RUM.—Only a. few puncheons of Jamaica. sold at the pre- vious vsiue. PEPPER.—A small parcel of Singipore sold for cash at 3kd. "INDIGO -The quarterly public sales of East India have commenced very heavily, the bulk of the parcels offered were nearly all withdrawn or bought in. The few lots sold went at lower prices. COTTON.—There has bscn an improved demand at firmer prices, equal to those paid on Friday last. The demind now is less active, but the advance is maintained. JUTE.—About 5,0Qj bales sold, at about JE20 10s to £ 21. PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE, HAMS, &c., at per cwt. —Butter: Friesland, lOGs to 103s; Jersey, DOs to 100s; Dorset, 114s to 120s. Fresh: per doz., 10s 01 to 14s 0d Cheese: Cheshire, 72s to 84B Double Gloucester, 74s to 78s; Cheddar, 76s to 84s; American, 66s to 74s. Hams: York, now, 90s to 100s; Cumberland, new, 90s to 100s; Irish, new, 90s to 100s. Bacon: Wiltshire, 72s to 78s; Irish, green, 68s to 72s. TALLOW, JULY lO.-The market is quiet. Town TaHow is quoted 41s, next cash; Petersburg on the spot. 44s 6d; July, 44s 6d; August to September, ud; Octooer to December, 46s 6d to 47s; December, 4#s COTTON, LIVERPOOL, JULY 10.-The market very steady. Sales about'lS,000 bales. HOPS —BOROUGH, JULY 9.—Messrs. Pattenden and Smith report little or no alteration in the hop market since last week trade being quiet at firm prices. The plantation ac- counts this morning are no better, most districts being very short. of bine. and vermin on the increase. HAY MARKETS.— I Smithfield. 1 Cumberlan(L I Whitachape1. HAY MARKETS.— | Smithfield. | Cumberland. | Whitachape1. I s. d. s. d.1 s. d. s. d.| s. d. s. d. Meadow Hay.. 90 0 to 115 0 SO 0 to 115 0: 88 0 to 115 0 Clover 100 0 140 0,100 0 135 0.105 0 140 o Straw 33 0 45 0! 40 0 45 0; 33 0 45 e A —
Marriage and Misery.-Mr. Henry Hollingsworth was summoned,. charsed him The SmpKiot eaid that the rfefondant tad fmmei.t'y m-u?ed her, and on the day m question, because some salmon was not cooked for the children s dmner-and +bat was the servant's neglect, and not hers—he struck her on the back, pulled her hair, and said he would murder her. She did not wish to do him amy harm. All that she wanted was that he should keep the children, give money enough to make a home or pur- chase one himself for her, and allow her a trifle a week, say from .£1 10s. to .£2. He could do that if he pleased, and that would put an end to the unpleasant proceedings. The complainant admitted, in answer to Mr. Ricketts, on behalf of the defendant, that she had been charged at this court with drunkenness and assault, and had been sent to the House of Correction for seven days without the option of a fine. The pawnbroker's duplicates which he (Mr. Ricketts) held in his hand related to articles she bad pawned, but she could not say whether it was the drink or not. She was not quite sure whether she was drunk or not on the day in question. Two constables were oaHed, who proved that on the night in question the complainant was drunk and abusing her husband, whereupon Mr. D'Eynccurt dismissed the complaint, end said it ought sever to have come beLro l-im.