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PARLIAMENTARY JOTTINGS, j
PARLIAMENTARY JOTTINGS, j THE novelty of changing seats in tbe House Commons has passed away. The Ministers « appear to be in their proper places, and the £ Opposition seem accustomed to the change. Mr. Disraeli, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, fills his place with dignity, at least, if not with power. Mr. Walpole and Sir J. Pakington to his right, j Lord Stanley to his left., Sir Hugh Cairns as S Attorney-General, and Mr. Bo-yill as. Solicitor- General, are particularly apt in their several t vocations. Mr. Disraeli's manner as leader of the J House is nearly perfect; he has such vast control over himself, that nothing seems to flurry himj his c calm courtesy, ready tact, and pleasant humour, 1 give quite a different character to the House. I There have been several what are called hits ( made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer during the s past week, which have carried the House with him. a Sir Robert Peel, in a very bold manner, taxed the t late Government, and Mr. Gladstone especially, I with deceiving the House by adding a supple- mental charter to the Queen's University, Ireland, I a whilst they were pledged to acquaint the House r of any change before such came into operation. r His remarks were so personal that Mr. Gladstone a said Oh, oh," upon which Sir Robert Peel was s still more severe, saying it was all very well for F the late Chancellor of the Exchequer to say Oh, eh," in the place of non-responsibility which he now occupied, but he thought it was due to the House that an explanation should be given, and that the right honourable gentleman should acquit himself, if possible, of forfeiting his pledge. t Of course, Sir G. Grey defended his colleague, and talked of the justice of the step they, the Govern- ment, had taken, and of its usefulness. Mr. Lowe was equally irritating in his manner to Mr. Glad- £ stone as Sir Robert Peel had been, and, after several members had spoken upon the same sub- c ject, it remained for the ex-Chancellor of the <3 Exchequer and the present one to close the debate. J- Mr. Gladstone vindicated his conduct in the first J; instance, and then inveighed against the taunts £ of Sir Robert Peel, who himself sat on the Treasury Bench when the Act they had carried out was first proposed. In a sarcastic vein he pointed to T friends who deceive you, and that of all other a men he expected least to find the late Secretary a for Ireland declaiming against conciliatory mea- sures for that country. He then appealed to the present Government, and hoped they would r adopt such measures for Ireland as would tend y to make the people more contented and happy. a One mode of doing this was by giving the same h privileges to Roman Catholics as were enjoyed by J Protestants, and the supplementary charter given to the Queen's University was a step in that direc- tion. There are speeches of Mr. Gladstone's which 1 may ba called pivot speeches, because whenever the late Chancellor of the Exchequer is debating anything in which he really feels a warm interest, his body revolves all the time he is addressing the g House. First, he turns to the person who has g attacked him, then to the Speaker, and then makes t a general appeal to the House, which gives an ani- f mati on to what he says, very different to Mr. t Disraeli, who stands feverishly clutching the i: despatch-box before him, or fiddling with the papers on the table. Well, on this occasion Mr. » Gladstone was in a rotary mood; round and round g went the great orator—forth in potent volume flowed the ecstatic utterances of his Irish policy" and he ended with a peroration in which lie called j upon the Government to do their best for that ] country which was fast being depopulated, saying t that now was the time to legislate, to-morrow « would be too late. After Mr. Gladstone sat down Mr. Disraeli rose. A gentle whisper went round, will he say ?" 3 and several of his colleagues are Orangemen, and B oy supporting a policy which let in Roman Ca- ( tholics to Protestant colleges, he may not meet i with their support. No difficulty was, however, visible in his countenance or maimer; but with a 1 confidential sort of tacit admission of how con- £ venient it would be if Government had time to 1 consider the matter, he assured the House that e the subject would have the serious attention of t Ministers, and suggested that it might be as well ( to wait and see what the Senate of the University ( would do about the matter "in the autumn." The 1 humour of the thing quite won the House, and dis- I armed criticism. y The speeches of Mr. Disraeli as compared with Mr. Gladstone are as different as can be. The latter is rather verbose—too minute in details, r often occupying the House an hour in what may ] foe delivered in ten minutes. Pie appeared during c i,S to be fond of speaking, and when it c should have been the place of one of his colleagues i to reply, he often undertook to do it himself. The reverse is the case with Mr. Disraeli; he seems to E have^thorough confidence in his coadjutors. If 1 tae Home Secretary is called upon, Mr. Yval- pole answers without any exchange of words i w at 18 j the same in the Army i and JNavy departments, alike in Indian t affairs, as also in the Board of Works, legal ques- tions, 'C., Presenfcatives of the several heads £ make t ei py. When as Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, or as ^ader• ot the House, Mr. Disraeli is J called upo t la few words and to the purpose. „ 4,en asked concerning the appointments of Mr. Blackburne and Mr S.pier to the h.gh<»j M in IreIa™> were represented by Mi Osborne, in a very brusque manner, as both unfitted for the several pos tio s of Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Chief Justice of < Appeal—the one being an ortogenariau other "dear as a stone '-Mr Disraeli I answered, that her Majesty had made these &Z < on the recommendations of her Minis- tera, and he believed both theee gentlemen were ( fitted to fulfil their duties. But I think the prettiest ( retort was given an evening or two after, when Sir Patrick O'Brien, reviving the subject, asked •whether it was true that Mr. Blackburne declined 1 the Irish Chancellorship m 1858 on the score of < age. The reply was given with all Mr. Disraeli's ] tie-eminent mastery of trifles, and particularly of 1 the art of pausing, and a real bit of comedy was his statement that Mr. Blackburne declined the Chancellorship when Lord Derby offered it to him Sfse he Wi I broke out-a ai side as if quiteteken bythe y n. subtle humour of the rep! r tleman said no more, but eat down am po' On the other hand, however, Mr. Disra to know where he may take liberties, and he can castigate severely when he pleases. No one w desire to have been in the place of Mr. Mill the other evening when he placed upon the questions concerning the Jamaica inquiry, which occupied about two pages of the orders of the day. Every member, as well as every reporter, is sup- plied wit h these papers; therefore, to save the time of tbe House, it is customary for the Speaker to call upon the member at the proper time, when the oiders of the day are being gone through, to submit his motion, who merely rises and says, I beg to submit the motion which stands in my name" to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary for the Home Department, or who- ever it may be, and then sits down again; the Minister replying to the motion as it appears on the printed paper. Mr. Mill went through the ordinary form, whereupon Mr. Disraeli asked him to read his motion. H What, all of it P" asked the J philosopher ? Yes, all," said the Chancellor of the Exchequer and for about ten minutes Mr. Mill was the laughing-stock of the House. Mr. Disraeli then rose, and replied to them with such a scathing of their impropriety, inaccuracy, and general objectionableness, as one had need to be a philosopher to bear with anything like equa- nimity. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that the first nine questions made accusations de facto, and the tenth asked Government whether such things had occurred. Mr. Mill made positive assertions against numerous persons, and then asked the Government to contradict him. Mr. Disraeli reminded the hon. gentleman that whatever acts had been committed, they were during the existence of martial law; and the legality or illegality of the proceedings was a point upon which there was a difference of opinion. Some further inquiry was being made, and so far as Mr. Eyre was concerned he had already been dismissed from his post. It was unfair to confound errors of judgment with malice prepense; and the most convenient mode of deal- ing with the question was with a direct motion, and not by a string of questions like those sub- mitted to him. I don't know how it is, but recently Mr. Mill has not taken with the House at all. Whether it is his advocacy of female suffrage, or whatever it may be, he is not the popular member he was; and on this occasion the majority seemed to delight in the chastisement of Mr. Disraeli. Later in the evening, when Mr. Mill endeavoured to speak on another subject, the House roared him into his seat with a peremptori- ness which showed how vividly they remembered the philosopher's recent faux pas. A LITTLE circumstance occurred during Mr. Disraeli's speech which shows how perfectly at home he is in the House. Colonel Sykes was talk- ing rather loudly on the Opposition side during his speech, whereupon the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer put his glass to his eye, and openly quizzed the colonel, turning round to Lord Cran- borne, who sat next to him, and saying some- thing so droll concerning the grey-headed Indian Scotch colonel's appearance, that put the whole of the members on the Treasury Bench into laughter. A number of bills are still on the papers, which were originated by the late Ministers, but one after another they get shelved, and I dare say in about a fortnight's time the business of the session will be closed, and that many of the members will be on the hills of Scotland, or preparing for part- ridge shooting at home. The vacation, however, will be used by the Liberals to get up a consider- able opposition for the forthcoming session. Their head-quarters will be the "Cobden Club," which was inaugurated last week, Mr. Gladstone taking the chair.
MURDER OF TWO CHILDREN BY…
MURDER OF TWO CHILDREN BY THEIR MOTHER AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF THE MURDERESS. On Saturday morning, between the hours of seven and eight o'clock, Inspector Frazer, of the Y division, and Police-constable Ballard, 154 Y, were fetched to the house, 67, Wilstead-street, Somers-town, by a female, who stated that a woman had murdered her two children, and had then killed herself by drowning in the water-butt. On proceeding there the police found that the story about the children being dead was correct, and it was also true that the mother had attempted to commit suicide. The front kitchen of the house, 67, Wilstead-street, was occupied by William Butcher, his wife, Mary Butcher, and his children, Emma Butcher and Agnes Batcher, aged respectively three years and six and twelve months. The husband is a baker, and his avocations keep him out the whole of tnemg On Saturday morning, snortly after seven o clock, John Brown, a carpenter, who resides in the upper part of the house, heard a moaning noise in the basis -VAF.dl khwHm and found the woman Mary Batcher there, and he at once pulled her out and conveyed her to her apart. ment. She was then ia an insensible state, and Mr. Jackson, surgeon, having at once attended, restora- tives were applied, and, after a great deal of trouble and labour, she was brought to, though still in a very weak state. The lodgers ia the house, not hearing the children about, asked the mother where they were, but she did not make any reply. They then turned down the bed- clothes, and were horrified to find that they were both dead, and the surgeon gave it as his opinion that they had been so for an hour or two. They were washed and laid out, as if ready to be coffined, and their jaws were tied up. An examination was then made to ascertain the cause of death, it being at first considered that they had been poisoned, but no trace of poison could be found, nor were there any marks of violence on the bodies. It was then supposed that they must have been drowned, and that supposition would appear to be correct, as there was a large tub nearly full of water in the room. On Saturday evening the woman Batcher had sufficiently recovered from the effects of the attempt upon her own life to be safely removed, and she was conveyed in a cab to the infirmary of St. Pancras Workhouse, where she at present remains. As she left home she wept bitterly. It is said that insanity runs in her family. About six weeks ago the sister of the murderess committed suicide by leaping out of a window at Guy's Hospital. The husband of the guilty woman bears a good character for kindness and attention to his family, but it is stated that he had been out of work for some time, and they had been pinched in consequence.
Liverpool. The coroner's jury investigated a case in Liverpool, on Friday, in which they returned a verdict of "Died from Asiatic cholera." The deceased man, a carter, aged 35, had been much given to drinking, and being on Thursday night seized with purging and cramps, he went into a. oellar in Portland-street and died. He could not afford a doctor, but had a draught from a chemist. It was stated by the witnesses that in the cellar where this man died there was a child ill of cholera at the time of the inquest. At the workhouse there had been another death from cholera, another of the foundlings having died that morning, and two others were expected to die during the day. A found- ling child admitted on Friday from Milton-street, and two children who had been some time in the foundling wara, where they had been under the care of the woman Shaw, ■who died of cholera on Friday morning, were taken ill with symptoms of cholera on Saturday out m these cases the doctors hoped to prevent the itself serioTl3 form of the disease from developing
.Cheshire. „ ^S0 one week, daring which no fatal cholera in'winaf persona have died of Asiatic its during the last, the third, week of Iff w ^township. On Monday, John Oilier, Then followed'Ellen Thom^LeVil than 12 hours; William Soro^fn „ also ill 12 hcj, succumbed to an attack of 11 > *rou"on, George Dunning who wasat^Ck cutSTLdge up to eight o clock on Friday evcmng, wal dfad at s!x °- £ Thi UtSe buTE^ Was buried before night. The little girl Mien Thomas, got up earlv on Thursday morning to go for a doctor to visit her father, who was suddenly taken sick, and on her way home she herself was taken ill. She dill at eeven o clock on the same evening. Her father's illness proved to be cholera, but on Saturday afternoon he had rallied, and hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. AH the above cases were certified by the different attendant medical men to be Asiatic cholera; and Dr. Leake, who was in practice m the Potteries at the time of the visitation of cholera which prayed so disastrous to Bilston and other towns, describes the disease in cases as have come under his charge as equally Theco are about a dozen eases S cholera now in the town, and choleraic diarrhcea is almost universally prevalent. A personal inspection oft £ t0WP> o £ th9 modo of Imng exl3tlu" am0DS its inhabitants, satisfactorily solves the question why Winsford should be selected for an isolated visitation of cholera. In the two divisions of Oven and Wharton there are about 6,000 inhabitants, who almost exclu- sively belong to the labouring classes, and find occupa- tion in the large salt works on the Weaver. There is no system of sewerage in the town, and very little water for drinking purposes, and that of a. quality which chemical analysis proves to be highly impregnated with animal and vegetable matter. The majority of the houses are totally unprovided with ordinary con- veniences, and stagnate pools and ditches more or less near the doors are made the receptacles for the daily accumulations of filth. At the Meadow Bank Salt Works, the locality where on the 20th of June the cholera made its first appearance, and where the whole of the patients who died last week were eithsr employed themselves, or lived with those who were so employed, the hovels wherein the people exist are unfit to herd swine in. They nestle in any vacant hollow or corner around the works, and are ehiefly built of "bass," the refuse matter of coal caked together after being used in the furnaces. The house where Enoch Hodkinson (the first victim of the cholera) lived, is a kind of shed built out from the side of the works, and abutting on to the canal. It stands about eight feet high from roof to basement, and here a family of eleven persons lived till the father and the youngest child died of cholera, when it began to be looked upon as an unhealthy residence, and the proprietors of the works, who are also landlords of the surrounding cottages, shut it up. There is no resident board of health in the town, and several attempts which have been made by Dr. Okell and other gentlemen to have the Local Government Act enforced, have been defeated by the disinclination of the ratepayers to sanction any measure that will result in the imposition of higher rates.
Dundee. During the past week rnmour was rife in town that Asiatic cholera had made its appearance in Dundee; but we are glad to say that as yet it is without founda- tion. There have been numerous classes of supposed cholera reported to the different medical gentlemen, but on investigation they have turned out to be rather severe cases of dysentery. That these have, however, generated into British cholera of a very malignant type is beyond all doubt. One man, named William Edward, a cabman residing in Maithouae-close, com- plained of an illness with which he was seized about five o'clock on Friday night; but it was 15 hours afterwards before it was thought necessary to pro- cure medical aid, and he died. Deceased was about 45 years of age. Another man, about the same age, a labourer, residing in Barrack-street, died between eight and nine o'clock the same morning. He was seen by Drs. Duncan and Cristie, who considered British cholera the cause of death. A labourer residing at Criohton-olose, Overgate, was seized about one o'clock on Sunday morning, and died at two in the afternoon. Dr. Pirie saw the man, and considered he was suffering from British cholera. We understand this man's wife and daughter are labouring under the same complaint. A very weakly- looking man was found lying in Dock-street on Saturday night by the police, and as they thought him under the influence of liquor, and unable to take care of himself, they took him to the police. office. After he was conveyed there, the man was found to have been attacked by dysentery. He was removed with all possible speed to the infirmary, where he died on Sun- day morning about half-past 10 o'clock. A man living in the Model Lodging-house, Overgate, was also at- tacked with bowel complaint, and died there on Sun- day morning; another man, who lived in Barrack- street, died on Saturday; a child, residing in Hill- town, died on Friday; and a woman, who lived in Rose-street, died on Thursday, all the victims of British cholera.- Dundee Advertiser. The cholera is assuming a serious aspect in Wins- ford. There were outbreaks in fresh quarters of the town on Friday morning. Sixteen fatal cases have occurred since Saturday last, and between thirty and forty cases are now under treatment. Within the last few days two fatal cases of English cholera have occurred in Manchester. The first was that of a man named John Wrigley, atailor, twenty- three years of age, residing in Blo^som-streeu, Great Ancoats, who was seized on the 17th, and died the n „ jit:- —-aifeended upon him, was also attacked, and died on the 18th. On Saturday David Wood, fifty-one years of age, who lived in Chorlton-on-Medlock, died of choleraic diarrhoea, after an illness of ten and a half hours. Notwithstanding the sanitary precautions taken by the Stookport corporation and board of guardians, a case of English cholera has occurred in the very heart of the borough. Mr. Shuttleworth, coach and cab proprietor, Heaton-lane, died late on Wednesday night, after three days' illness. He was attended by three medical gentlemen, one of whom was attacked by the disease. Another fatal case of cholera has occurred in the South Shields Workhouse. The sufferer's name was Sarah Maokey, aged six years.
I TRE BOMBAY MAIL.
TRE BOMBAY MAIL. The Times of India of June 23rd contains the fol- lowing The B. and B.S.S. Co.'s steamer Yamuna arrived at Bombay on the 19th inst., with London papers to the 26th May, in anticipation of the regular mail. The south-west monsoon has set in, and up to the 22nd inst. the rainfall amounted to 9.21 inches. A Hindoo child has been murdered in Bombay for the sake of its ornaments, worth 800rs. (£80). The murderer has been committed for trial. The ship Diamond, with upwards of 400 Mahomedan pilgrims on board, from Juddah to Calcutta, has been wrecked at Bombay. As far as is known, most of the pilgrims have been saved. The ship Stafford, from Sunderland to Bombay with a cargo of coal, has been stranded at the entrance to the latter port. Several of the Bombay Financial Associations have commenced to wind up their affairs. The Governor of Bombay has prohibited the trans- portation of firearms from any part of that Presidency to the Gaekwar's dominions, or to the states of Kat- tiawar, Kutch, and Cambay. The Alliance Financial Corporation of Bombay has been fined 7,065 rupees (, £ 706), for failing to comply with the provisions of the Joint-Stock Companies' Act. Some of the hill tribes on the western frontier are committing so many depredations that Government contemplates sending an expedition there in Ootober next. Several deaths from heat apoplexy have occurred amongst the 41st Welsh Fusiliers. # A dreadful panic was caused in Calcutta by the suspension of the Agra and Masterman's Bank. The Government of Bengal has ordered two more lacs of rupees to be sent towards alleviating the famine in Orissa. The erection of a building for the Calcutta Univer. sity is to commence immediately after the rains. The Chief of Khokan'a application to the Supreme Government for assistance against the Russians has met with no success. Great distress prevails in Ganjam, in the Madras presidency, and the Government has forwarded 1,500 bags of rice for the'relief of the sufferers. The viceroy has conferred upon the Ritjfhb. of Tra- vancore the title of Maharajah, in recognition of his excellent administration of that State. Distress among the famine-stricken districts of Bengal is on the increase, and mothers are actually selling their children to save them from starvation. A severe shock of earthquake has been felt at Simla. Large numbers of cattle are dying at Calcutta in consequence of the intenso heat. — ♦ —
Attempting to upset a Railway Train.- At the Che msford assizes, last week, Frederick Man- Ding and Jonathan Cash were indicted for placing a piece of iron on the Great Eastern Railway line, near Romford, in March last, with the intention of upset- ting a train. The driver of a London train noticed the iron on the down line, and gave information at Rom- ford, and an inspector at once proceeded by a down train to the spot. The prisoners were observed look- ing over a bridge, and were chased and captured. A younger brother of Manning, who had implicated the prisoners before the magistrates, now contradicted his former depositions, and said they had not put the iron on the rails. The judge directed the jury to con- sider the depositions as evidence, and both prisoners j were found guilty. Manning was sentenced to three months and Cash to four months' hard labour.
OUR " CITY" ARTICLE.I
OUR CITY" ARTICLE. THE appearance of affairs financial and com- mercial during the past week has improved mate- rially. There has been an increased confidence, i greater disposition to transact business, and i reliance that the acceptance ef a truce will lead to peace. Although the Indian advices are lot altogether favourable, trade is, on the whole, !ound, and it may be reasonably supposed that, if i reduction in the rate of discount shall take )lace, the recovery will not only be marked, but •apid. The weather-so satisfactory for the pro- gress of the harvest—must also exercise a benefi- ;Tal influence; but after such a severe season of lepression we must be prepared for some violent luctuations before the end of the year. A great leal yet will, of course, depend upon the crops, md the issue of continental politics. The Money Market has been very tight. although the Bank directors keep the official Dinimum at 10 per cent., the real price of money )ut of doors is quoted 1 per cent. lower. The Bank )f England return, according to the working of 5he Act, will not allow of a reduction, but since noney is gradually coming out there are more favourable expectations entertained of the future. [t must be allowed that the strain is very severe, md in the exciting position of affairs borrowers Lre obliged to be very cautious in their proceedings. The Bank of France return is com- paratively strong, and with the large supplies of aullion no great difficulty can take place. In addi- tion to the prospects of cheaper money—though :he actual event may be deferred for a week or swo-the expectation of an abundant harvest must produce its effects before long, and it is hoped we ire arriving at the end of the difficulty. A few more bank failures for small amounts may take place, and they will, of course, be accompanied by some local distress, but it is not supposed that my severe aggravation of existing depression will )e occasioned; indeed, there is reason to suppose ;hat we are gradually passing through the ordeal. rhe rates for first-class bills averaged during the veek from 9 to 9| per cent.; the amount of capital seeking employment is increasing; and with this mgmented abundance we shall shortly be looking :or permanently reduced rates. The failure of the Birmingham Banking Com- pany has been quickly followed by that of the Preston Banking Company In the latter case the event was not unexpected, because the bills of the establishment were freely afloat in the cotton dis- tricts. Its engagements in this shape were very extensive, and are said to have ranged from £1,500,000 to C2,000,000, and the assets are, it is feared, trifling. Nevertheless, the shareholders are held to be wealthy, and, therefore, no loss is likely to accrue to the depositors. A liquidation will immediately be carried out, and the business of the eight branches wound up. No other financial or great mercantile suspension has taken place; but with accounts from India of the present character it is probable we shall not be long with- out serious disaster. An application will, it is understood, be made to the Vice-Chancellor in the case of Overend, Gurney, and Co. (Limited), to pay interest half- yearly to the depositors. It will be a convenience to many individuals who have their money locked up, and who, in a measure, depend upon such re- turns for a portion of their income. Following the example of the Agra and Masterman's Bank, certificates of indebtedness are to be issued to the depositors of Overend, Gurney, and Co., and these will be available for obtaining advances, if neces- sary. English securities were fairly supported, and I the tendency was still in a favourable direction. There was an evident feeling that peace would be restored on the Continent, and the result was a steady advance in prices. Without any im- portant activity, the operators were inclined to make investments for the rise. Bankers and others were buyers of Consols to some extent, and if money should decline in value a further improvement would doubtless take place. Re- duced and New Three per Cents, are gradu- ally creeping up, though there is only a moderate amount of dealing. Bank Stock and India Stock exhibit steadiness, with a very moderate business. India Bonds and Debentures have manifested quietude with an improving ten- dency, and it is thought that a further partial rise may take place. Exchequer Bills and India Bonds present scarcely any change; the prospects of money are rather more favourable, but it is yet too early to state how fluctuations may arise. In the beginning of the week the terms for short loans were rather dearer; they have since slightly subsided, and the average was about six per cent. On Monday the demand for discount was good, but there was no pressure, though heavy Indian engagements were matured. The payments were made with regularity. The rates ranged from 9 to 91 per cent. At the Stock Exchange the terms for short loans averaged from 6 to 6t per cent. Tke transactions were, however, moderate. The Funds have been steady, but are now a little weak after the late great rise. Consols for money are 88t to t; for the account the price ranks 88i to -,F. No movement of consequence has taken place in Foreign Securities. Mexican is fairly supported at 17.[} to i; Spanish Passive, 19f to i; the Certi- ficates, 15t to 1 Greek Bonds, Hi to 12; the 2 Coupons, to 5. The Railway Market has been quiet, and some few purchases have been effected. Steadiness is the great feature in prices. Finance and Credit Shares have been dull. London Finance rank 11 to 10 dis.; General Credit, 13l to i dis.; International Finance, If to 4 i dis.; and Credit Foncier and Mobilier, 3|- to £ dis.
Money Market. CITY JULY 24.-There is little demand to-day for public securities, and the general tendency of prices is rather dull, notwithstanding the announcement that Austria has ac- cented the preliminaries o £ peace proposed by Prussia. The statement that the Government intend to relinquish Mr. Gladstone's bill for the creation of terminable annuities is the chief cause of the flatness, because under the operation of this measure stock would have been bought to a large extent in the market. The funds have declined i per cent., both for money and the account. The applications for discount are moderate, and the gene- ral charge for choice paper is unaltered, at 9 to 9' per cent. Consols are quoted 88J to f for money, and 88$to f for the account (Angust 9). m The railway market is rather dull to-day, with little busi- Tipcjc; London and North-Western stock is now quoted nsi'to -• Great "Western, 52f to 53; Midland, 126 to I- Lancashire and Yorkshire, 123| to South-Eastern, fiSi to 69- Great Eastern, 30| to f; Caledonian. 121 to^ 12^> tvt + nnaiiVnn 133a to 134; Great Northern, 121-J to 122%; ditto A, 130 to 131*; and London, Chatham, and Dover, 22 to BANK OF ENGLAND.-An Account, pursuant to the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. S2, for the week ending on Wednes- day, July 18,1866. ISSUE nEPARTMEKT. 109 Notes issued £ 27,919,835 Government debt w Other securities. Gold coin & bullion 12 9_^ Silver bullion ."— ■ £ ":7.Si0.335 £ 27,919,835 Propl'ietors'ca;pit'l £14 553,OOO! Goy;rIlrnentgeC111" Rest o'lii ws weisrht annwf.y» £ 10.028.123 Public Deposits ,5'lLwotlier Securities 27,7o2.249 Other Deposits 19,820,9^ 2,493,455 Seven days and 755 219!Gold & silver coin 726,14't other bills £ 11001,9671 £ 11,004,937 July 19,1866, W. MILLT3B, Chia £ Cashier.
-The Corn Trade.
The Corn Trade. MARK-LANE, JULY 23.—We had a small supply of Eng- ish fresh up for to-day B. market, but arrivals from abroad )f all descriptions of grain are large.-Under the influence )f a continuance of fine weather we had an inactive trade* md factors accepted a decline of 2s. per qr. on English Wheat from the rates of Monday last. The business doing n foreign Wheat was small, and at Is to 2s per qr. less noney.—The Flour trade was dull at Is per sack decline Beans were Is lower.-Peas unaltered in value.-Barley was lull, and all descriptions Is per qr. lower.—Large arriva-ls )f Oats have depressed the trade, and sales can only be nade at a reduction of Is per qr. from the quotations of this lay week.—At the ports of cadi we have few fresh arrivals. rhe business done last week was at Is per qr. decline for SVheat and Indian Corn. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR. Shillings per Quarter; WHEAT. Essex and Kent, white new 43 to 55 „ „ red — 42 49 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 42 49 BARLEY 30 to 34 Chevalier, new 38 42 Grinding 29 31 Distilling 32 37 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new RYE J ATS, Engiish, feed 20 to 26 Potato 25 31 Scotch, feed 20 27 Potato. 25 &■ Irish,feed, whitel9 22 Fine 23 ^7 Ditto, black 18 21 .Potato 23 js Ticks .I. 414 BEANS, Mazagan .41 43 Ticks 41 4^ Harrow 43 47 Pigeon 46 M PEAS. white,boilers39 42 Maple40to42 Grey,new 36 37 FLOUR, per sack of 2801bs., Town, Households .47 50 Country,on shore 36 to 37 „ ."39 43 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore. 35 36 FOREIGN GRAIN. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .53 to 55 old, extra 58 61 Kouisjsberg .50 55.extra 55 57 Rostock 51 55 fine 56 57 Silesian, red.48 52 white 51 55 Pooiera., Meckberg., and Uckermrk.red old. 50 53 Russian, hard, 43 to 47.St. Petersburg and Riga 45 47 Danish and Holstein, red. 45 46 French, nono Ebtine and Belgium 50 53 American, red winter50to58,sprmg00tc>Q0, white — — BARLEY, grinding26 to 28. aistilling a-nd malting 35 39 OATS, Dutch, brewing and Polands 20 to 28.feed 18 23 Danish and Swedish, feed 20 to 25.Stralsund. 20 25 Russian, Riga 20 to 22.Arch., 26 to 22.P'eburg 22 25 TARES, spring, per qr. 45 50 BEANS, Friesland and Holstein 37 42 Konigsberg .40 to 42.Egyptian — — PEAS, feedingand maple 37 40.fine boilers 37 40 [NDIAN GORN. white .30 32.yellow 28 30 FLOUR, per sack, French 37 40.Spanish, p. sack 37 40 American, per brl 21 26.extra and d'ble. 28 SO LIVERPOOL, JULY 20.-The market quiet. Wheat and lour dull at barely late rates. Indian corn slow, and 3d per [r. lower. All articles unaltered. WAKEFIELD, JULY 20.—Demand for wheat so limited, h it all but fille it qualities are the turn lower to effect sales. Jther articles unaltered.
Meat and Poultry Markets.
Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL.—There are moderate supplies of mea.t, and the trade is slow. Per 81bs. by the carcase s. d. s. aa. d. to a. d. Inferior beef 3 6 to 3 10 Capons, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 4 0 4 4 Chickens, each 19 2 6 Prime large 4 6 4 8 Ducklings,eich 2 0 2 9 Ditto small 4 10 5 0 Rabbits, each. 10 1 6 Large pork 3 10 4 6 Hares, each 4 0 4 6 Inferior mutton 4 0 4 8 Grouse, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 5054 10000 Prime ditto 5 6 5 8 Pheasants.eacn 0 0 0 0 yef?l 4 4 5 4 Pigeons, each. 0 8 0 10 Small pork 4 8 5 0 Ostendfr.butter. Lamb 6 4 7 8 per; doz; lbs. U 0 U 6 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 English ditto. 12 0 16 6 Goslings, each 8 0 9 0 Frencheggs,120 6 0 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, July 24, 1865, as com- pared with Monday, July 23, 1866 Per Slbs. to sink the offal. July 24, 1865. July 23, 1866. s. d. s. d. s. d. B. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 8 to 4 2 3 10 to 4 2 Second quality ditto 4 4 4 10 4 6 4 10 Prime large Oxen 5 0 5 2 5 0 o Prime Soots, ftp. ••• 5 2 5 6 5 6 5 8 Coarse and .inferior Sheep 4 6 4 10 3 10 Second quality ditto. 5 0 5 6 4 4 Prime co.irse-woolled ditto 5.8 6 0 5 2 Prime Southdown ditto 6 0 6 4 5 10 6 0 rnmb3 ••• o O 7 o O b U Larg-e coarse Calves 4 2 4 8 4 4 4 10 Prime small ditto .4 10 5 2 5 0 5 4 Large Hogs 3 10 4 4 4 0 4 6 Neat small Porkers 4 6 4 10 4 8 5 0
Fruit and Vegetables.
Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT-GARDEN, JULY 21.—Soft fruit is still fur- nished in great abundance, aud the supply of pineapples at present far exceeds the demand. West Indian fines are arriving in lars?e quantities. Foreign imports continue hoivy among them are ai>ricots and greengage plums. Peas are arriving in excellent condition. Flowers chiefly consist of orchids, heaths, calceolarias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, balsams, cockscombs, mignonette, and roses. FRUIT. s. d. B. d. s. d. a. d. Apples,p.hf-sieve 0 G to 0 0 Peaches,per doz. 4 0 15 0 Grapes, per lb. 2 0 6 0 Pears,kitchen,dz. 0000 Lemons,p. 100 8 0 14 0 „ dessert 0 0 0 0 Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples,p. lb. 3 0 6 0 Nuts,cob,1001b 0 0 0 0 Strawberries,p. lb. 0 6 10 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 Walnuts, pr bh. 0 0 0 0 Oranges, p.100 6 0 12 0 [ Chestnuts, do0000 VEGETABLES. sdsdl sdsd Artichokes,per doz.2 0 to 4 0 Mushrooms,perpott.3 0 5 0 Asparagus,per bun. 3 0 8 OjMustard&CresS,p.p.O 2 0 0 Beans,kidney,p.100 0 6 1 0jOaions,perbushel.7 0 10 0 Beet, per dozen 2 0 3 01. pickling, p.qt.O 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 10 1 6! Parsley, per i sieve 2 0 3 0 Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 2 OlParsnips, per doz 1 0 2 0 Carrots, per bunch 0 4 C 8 Peas, per qt 0 6 1 0 Cauliflowers,p. doz. 2 0 6 0|PoSatoe3, York Re- Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 6! gents, per ton 80 0 95 0 Cucumbers, each 0 3 1 0 Rocks, per ton 60 0 70 0 Endive, per score.l 0 2 6 Flukes, per 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, p. 12 bn. 0 6 10 Horseradish, p. bn.2 6 4 0 Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 4 0 8 Leeks, per bunch.0 3 0 0 SeaKale,per punnet 0 0 0 0 Lettuces, per score 10 16 Spinach, per bush. 2 0 3 0 Mint, per bunch .0 3 0 4iTurnips, per bunch 0 6 0 9
London Produce Market.
London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, JULY 24.—Su&Mc.—The market has opened steadily at the full prices of la,st week. The private sales include Tobago at 27s to 29s 6d; Trinidad, 27s to 28s 6d; and brown Mauritius, at 29s. Refined continues to be sold at firm prices. COFFEE.-There are buyers at firm prices, but as there is little offering for sate, the business done has been limited. TEA.—The market privately is quiet; the public sales have commenced and are progressing without material change in valae. Runr.-30 puncheons of Jamaica sold at steady prices, and 20 puncheons of Demerara at Is G"d, SMCES.—About 400 bags of black pepper sold for cash- Singapore, at 3Jd; Penang, 3 1 lGd; also 1,000 packages of Zanzibar pod at 20s. RICE AND SALTPETRE.—The demand is limited. INDIGO.-About 300 chests of East Iudia. have recently been sold at firmer prices. GAMBIKR.—Sales have bsen EFFECTED at .-IS 6a to 223. CAMPHOR —China sold at 115s to 117s 6d, landing weights 120s re weights.. COTTON.—The market has become rather quiet, but prices show an advance of Id per lb. since Friday last. PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE, HAMS,&c.,at.per cwt. -Butter: Friesland, 10is to 103s Jersey, !WsJto 1<WJ, Dorset, Ills to 120s. Fresh: per doz 10s 04 to lf?78 I Cheese: Cheshire, 72s to84s; Double £ lo™fJ*|or £ new', Cheddar, 76s to84s; American, 66s to74s. Hams. to 90s to 100s Cumberland, new, 90s to 100s; r"|^n68s'to 72s. 100s. Bacon: Wiltshire, 72s to78s; Ir^,J £ denand Smith HOPS, BOFVOTJGH, JTJLT 23.—Messrs. demand for all report that the market remains firm at the descriptions being merely nominal p morning are reduction. The plantation asc week's, the recent decidedly an improvement upo fici^ effect on the plant forcing weather having had a benencuu n general ma,rket is steady. Town tallow TALLOW, JOTT. 24p~^bure Y.C. on the spot, 43s 9d; is quoted 42s 6d net; P pecember, 46s 6d to 43s 9d. Oc^obfr to D^ember, 4j8 ya, HAT MARK^RA-1,. Cumberland. I Whifceohapel s. d. s. d. s. d. B. d. B. d HAT MARK^RA-1,. Cumberland. I Whifceohapel s. d. s. d. s. d. B. d. B. d w) o to 126 0 70 0 to 130 0 70 0 to 120 0 Meadow Hay.. o 80 0 147 0 80 0 140 0 Clover 50 0 40 0 50 61 40 0 50 0 Straw
-Emigration.-The ship Prince of Wales, 1,451 tOllS, Captain J. Bippon, left Plymouth on Saturday, for Adelaide, with 52 married men, 54 married women, 144 single meB, 72 single women, 33 male children, 28 female children, Government emigrants, under the charge of Mr. T. S. Jou, surgeon superintendent, and Mies GlaByille, matron. The skips Strathnaver, pas- senger snip for Sydney, and Ida. Zeigier, passenger ship for Auckland, arrived at Plymouth, on Saturday, to embark pasgen^erg,^ The Strathnaver Bailed the same d&y. The Ida Zeigler will sail on Monday. Accident to a V olunteer.-Ä singular accident nconrredon the shooting range of the 1st Manchester Regiment, at Astley, on Saturday, to Serjeant M'Kellen, or .No. 6 Cornpany, who was acting as marker. The ground iDgice the martlet is covered with bullet-proof iron up to within a few feet of the placa where the nsarEer has to stand when registering the shot, the other part of the ground being covered with wood. M'Kelien was standing on thia woodwork when a shot struck on the ground in front of the mantlet, passed under the iron floor, and taking an upward direction lodged in M'Kellen's foot, and fractured the aakle 1 bone. The bullet was skilfully extracted.