IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. THE REFORM BILL. Mr Layard stated, in reply to Mr Gregory, that Austria and Russia had issued decrees, by which it was agreed, in case of war, to confer on the enemy's merchant ships at sea the same immunities as had been granted to neutral vessels by the Declaration of Paris in 1856. The hon. member also, in answer to Mr Lidde'l, confirmed the statement that the Chilian Minister had presented letters of recall. He further observed, in replying to an inquiry of Colonel Sykes, that the distinguished Chinese, with their Tartar and Mongol friends, who had just arrived in this country, had not come here in any official capacity, but Her Majesty's Government were glad to see them, and would do all in their power to make their visit useful and agreeable, and he hoped that it might pave the way to the appointment of a representative from the Imperial Government hereafter. The communication was received with lond cheers, the echoes of which h d scarcely died away when the illustrious Prince, accompanied by his son Yo-ho, three attendants, and Mr Hart, the Imperial inspector of customs in China, made their appearance in the gallery usually doveted to foreign and distinguished visitors, where they remained for some time during the Reform debate, which occupied the reatofthe evening. The arij turned debate on Mr Hayter's amendment on going into committee on the Representation of the People Bit! and the Redistribution of Seats Bit!, was resumed by Mr J. Goldsmid, who objected to the mode in which the proposed grouping of boroughs was to be effected, and suggested as a (air settlement that, boroughs which liad a population between 8,000 and 10,000, and now re- turned two members, should hereafter return one. and that groups of boroughs, the combined population of which was above 10,000, should return two members. If this were done the borough of Honiton, which he re- presented, would be prepared to sacrifice one of its seats and he would give his support to the bill. Mr Goschen followed with a laboured defence of the ministerial scheme, in the course of which he alluded to the population of 8,000 as that alone which would enable the Bill to pass-an observation which evoked a burst of merriment and much ironical cheering from the Opposi- tion. He also argued that it was not necessary that the boroughs to be grouped should be locally connected or be geographically near, and declared his belief that if the electoral instead of the population line were adopted, there would be very little difference in the result. Sir J.Pakington invited any independent member of the House to say that this was a plan which Parliament ought to adopt as a means of improving the representative system. The measure was immature, and showed a want of care, deliberation, and foresight; and looking upon the plan as whole, he could Trace nothing of patriotism or wisdom, or even of the ordinary prudence which ought to govern men in dealing with a question of magnitude. Looking at the gi eat difficulties by which this question was surrounded he thought it was worthy of consideration whether it might not be taken out of the category of party questions and referred, with the question of bribery and corruption, to a fairly constituted Royal commission to consider it in all its ramifications, and to make a deli- berate report upon it which might be the means of en- abling the Government of the day, of whatever party it might be composed, to mature a measure that would be more comprehensive and satisfactory than it was possible ior any Government to produce by their unaided exer- tions. Mr Scourfield believed that the system of grouping proposed by the Government would entail increased expenditure on candidates seeking Parliamentary honours. The feeling of the majority of the hon. mem- bers who voted for the motion of his lion, friend the member for Northamptonshire (Sir R. Knightley) was that under the proposed Reform Bill the only certainty discernible was a great increase in electoral expenditure. Some of the places to be grouped together had no com- munity of interest, and very often great rivalry existed between them. He had had considerable experience in contests, and the opinion he had formed was, that the grouping of the boroughs would multiply contested elections. (Hear, hear.) He could not fancy any position more irritating than that of a borough which, although it might have a majority of votes in favour of a particular view, because it was associated with a larger borough supporting different views, was always in a minority. The right .hen, gentleman the member for the city of London seemed to attach very little importance to boroughs grouped together being in the same county, or to the distance they were apart. Now, he thonght that such considerations were of great consequence, and Sir G. Lewis, no mean authority in such matters, had expressed the same opinion. Locality must be taken into account in dealing with the representation of the people; and. unless it were great evils would be the result representation would be practically unrepresented. (Hear, hear.) The bill seemed to him to be constructed on what he might call 'the something-must-be-done principle.' In coversation with people favourable to the bill, he found that they did not criticise all its parts, but they exclaimed, 'But really we want a settlement of this question, and something must be done.' Now, in politics that was a very dangerous principle. It might be necessary that something should be done; but that something should be well done and if a settlement of the question of Reform was desired, a good settlement ought, if possible, to be arrived at. The simple desire to get rid of the question was a great mark of importance. With regard to the franchise, he entertained one objection to which he thought very little special reference had been made, except by his right hon, friend the member for the University of Cambridge. In dealing with this matter he could not see that the Government had made anything like an attempt at drawing a satisfactory line of demar- cation between the voter and non-voter, a point which be held to be of great importance. (Hear, hear.) It struck him that the house duty, if rightly considered, might aid in the solution of the difficulty. Home looke had said that benefit and burden, privilege and obligaiion, should go together; and, certainly, the person who bad to pay should have some consolation in having the privilege. He concluded that the voter should not be separated from the non-voter by a mere arbitrary line of 3 £ d, or 2d, or the smallest sum that could be named. This he held to be one areat fault in the scheme the Government had proposed to the House. He had little confidence of being able to make the required amendments in committee, and hon. members generally were afraid to leave defects to the chance of being remedied at that stage. After long debates on general principles hon. members became wearied with the anbject, and many things were allowed to pass which ought to have been amended. Some of the clauses of thebillwereinconsistentwitheach other, In the 16th elause it was proposed to disfranchise the labourers in the dockyards; but he could not find any reason for such a course. No charge of corruption had ever been brought against them, nothing except a certain inclina- tion to put a pressure upon their representatives to make an effort for an increase in their wages. Now, considera- tions of this nature ought not to have any weitht in determining who should have the franchise. Then there was a clause which negatived the necessity of paying any rates or taxes in order to obtain a vote; and this he supposed, on principle. It might be said, I Surely there are other means of recovering rates and taxes;' which was very likely, but he wished to encourage their pay- ment. Many of the charities of the country depended on the collection of rates. To suspend the payment of poor-rates for two months would entail great miseries, and possibly starvation in some parts of the country. The hon. baronet the member for Yorkshire was the only person who had advanced anything like a coloured ground for the change, and his argument was based upon the assumption that in particular cases, which must have been of very rare occurrence, the overseers of rates had exercised some partiality with regard to arrears He could only say,for his own part,thatif proof were given of any such undue preference on the part of overseers, he would gladly join in any legislation that might tend to correct the evil. The proposal of the Government seemed to him marked by an undue desire to depress the purity of the rural element in the Constitution. A good deal has been said about tempering the uniformity of the rl ral constituencies by some of the more active elements of the towns; but surely a reciprocal advantage might be gained by the towns in the introduction of more tranquil elements from the counties. He would, take, as an instance, the East Riding of the country of Norfolk. As far as he was aware, no oharge of corruption had ever been made against it but it included a celebrated borough called Yarmouth (hear, hear), which had constantly attracted the attention of committees, and was even now awaiting the visit of a Royal Commission. Was the home prepared to send an invasion of lease- holders from Yarmouth into the county of Noriolk? (Hear, hear) He believed that out of 8,0.0 voters in the East Riding no less than 1 000 would be leaseholders of Yarmouth. It these 1,000 voters were corrupt, their introduction would be a great hardship to East Norfolk if, on the other band, they were pure and upright voters, hey had better remain ia Yarmouth, where they were | sadly wanted. ('Hear.' and laughter.) It had always struck him that the otj 'ctions urged to the bill of 1859 on the ground of the alteration made with regard to the votes of freeholders in towns were much exaggerated. In the case of Exeter, Norwich, Nottingham, Lichfield, and possibly other towns, the principle of freeholders voting in the town if they lived.within a distance of seven mi!es existed at the present momont, having been con- tinned by the bill of 1831. (Hear, hear.) It would be well.if, in some cases at least, this seven miles limit were extended. The hon. gentlemen the senior member for the City of London had shown what great alterations increased facility of communication had made in the character of his constituency. Formerly, seven miles was an ample suburban limit, but now a great proportion of the wealthiest citizens lived at greater distances, and consequently were excluded from the right of voting. Connection by property, and not the actual place of resi- dence, seemed to him the point of importance. Fur, practically, in these days, nobody knew where be lived. If a residential franchise were being created, the London and North Western or the Great Western Railway would be the place to give it to. (A laugh.) Being himself a freeholder by inheritance in the City of London, he should be very glad to have the power of voting in right of it, so that when the London, Chaiham, and Dover Railway came down to take the property-a most likely contingency to happen to any one-(langhter)-he might be able to interest one of the members for the City of London upon the subject. As matters stood, these hon. members, of course, wou!d have nothing to say to him and his vote out of property in the city of London went to neutralise that of some worthy farmer in the county of Middlesex (Hear, hear ) At present the counties were certainly not over represented. The agricultural element, no doubt, was largely included in that party of stupidity of which mention had been made by the hon. member for Westminster; but, though it might have its vices and its failing, it had also its merits and its virtues-(hear, hear,) and justice was done to these when the large towns were able to exercise a double power in the representation. He agreed with the right hon. baronet, the member for Droitwich, that the Government had been very unfortu- nate in the mode of dealing with this Reform question. They might either have settled it by producing a large, comprehensive, and well-considered measure, recom- mending itself to the approval of the great majority of the members; or they might have taken a different cour-e,-a course which, he believed, the Government, at one time, had some faint notion of cntertainlng,-they i might have introduced the heads of a bill, the framework and foundation for a measure, trusting to an amicable agreement of both si !es of the House with regard to the details. (Hear, hear.) But from the beginning to the end, every hope of such an amicable agreement had been marred by the course which the Government pursued. In the first place, hon. members said, very naturally, We do not complain of'your not doing everything at the same time, but if you have got a plan let us know what it is As soon, however, as this most reasonable request was embodied in a motion by the noble earl, the member /or Chester, the Government immediately declared that this must be regarded as a motion of want of confidence. If anything like an amicable settlement was ever to be come to, the Government most avoid the multiplication of votes of 'confidence.' (Cheers.) His own opinion on that subject was greatly strengthened by words which fell from the eminent man whose loss they all deplored, in the course of the discussion upon the Reform Bill of 1859. These were the words of Lord Palmerston on that occasion •For it cannot be maintained in these times and in this House, that whenever a majority of the Hou-e of Com- mons otject to a particular measure which the Govern- ment of the day may propse, they are. by expressing that ohjection, censuring the Government in such a manner as to render it necessary for the Government to consider whether they should or should not resign their offices. If that doctrine were to be laid down in the present state of Parliament since the reform of Parliament in H:32, I maintain that it would be utterly impossible for any Government., unless it were far wiser Ahan any that has yet existed, to carry on for 12 months Hie administration of the affairs of this House.' (Hear, hear.) Those words of Lord Palmerston were not only true in themselves but almost prophetical. If members wished to settle this question, they must avoid all unnecessary fighting points. (Hear, hear.) Words, however, had been used in the recent debates which were not easily forgotten. The noble lord the member for Chester gave notice of his motion in terms which were certainly not offensive, and his proposal had been adopted and acted upon by the House. (Hear, hear.) Yet such words as 'foul' and 'dirty conspirators' (cheers) had been used with reference to the noble lord and those acting with him, whose object was not to damage the Government, but to press a fair and reasonable request. Still more recently the House had listened to phrases like organized hypocrisy and false pretences.' (Cheers.) Sayings like these might be very witty, very epigrammatic, but he doubted their being very wise (hear, hear), where it was sought to carry a measure of this kind by the co-operation of the House. When once the passions of the House were excited, it became—to employ a phrase much in vogue with a certain class of society—' an awkward customer to deal with.' (Hear.) To tell hon. members that they were to be kept in their places for two or three months, that all public business was to be interrupted, and that they were to be brought up again in November nr December to pass this measure, was not a way to conciliate the House. (Hear, hear) It was always apt to resent anything like a threat (cheers), particularly when the occasion calling forth that threat was not of its own making. (Hear, hear.) Personally he had never shown any desire to embarrass the Government (hear, hear, from the Chancellor of the Exchequer) he still entertained friendly feelings towards them. But there was one observation which he felt bound to make. It was intended to erect a monument to the memory of Lord Palmerston. But, meanwhile, a more enduring memorial was likely to be erected by the contrast between his remarkable facility of converting opponents into friends and the remarkable ability of his successors in converting friends into opponents. (Cheers.) The debate was continued by Mr Baxter, Mr Mowbray, Lord F. Cavendish, Mr Lowe, the Attorner General, and other hon. members, and was again adjourned. A Boy KILLED BY HIS PLAYFELLOW.—An inquest, was held at Birmingham on Saturday afternoon on the body of John Davies, ten years of age, who came by his death on Wednesday last under the circumstances detailed in the following narrative. There has for some time been rivalry between the boys employed at the glass works of MrGould, In Heneneage-street, and those at Mr Stephens's works in the same locality. On Wednesday the boys of the two factories had been fighting in the streets., The boys of the glass works chased those of Mr Stevens's factory down to the side of the canal. Thomas Magee, a boy of nine years of age, who was employed at Mr Stevens's, eseaped'from the pursuers.of his party and sat down at some distance on a doorstep. While he was there three of the glass works boys returned from the chase, and as they passed him they made some jeering observation, to which he replied in the same tone. Im- mediately afterwards five others of the same party came up. Magee got up from the doorstep with the intention of escaping, as it appears. He would not go in the direction of the three who had passed, as he feared a renewal of the dispute with them. He had, therefore to confront the five, and as he was passing them one of them gave him a severe blow on the ear i Magee had a knife in his hand open, and as soon as he ] was struck he drove the knife, by a vigorous backward i blow, into the heart of one of the boys—John Davis, the ( deceased. Davis tottered a short distance and then'fell, i He was taken to the hospital and was found to be dead I The medical evidence showed that the knife penetrated the heart and caused death. The jury deliberated for an hour and three quarters. They were understood to be divided in opinion as to whether the verdict should be one of man- slaughteror of accidental death. However, in the end they agreed to a special verdict, to the effect that The deceased and Magee being in boyish strife with the other boys, and Magee having at the same time a knife in his hand and being struck, he then swung back his right hand in which < he had the knife, and the blow caused a mortal wound ) to the heart of the deceased John Davis, of which wound < he died. The jury further say that the accused did not inflict the blow with any felonious or malicious intent.' t Magee remains in custody and will probabably be brought I up before the magistrates this day (Monday.) He is very 1 small, even tor the age of nine years, and during the f whole of the hearing of the evidence, which lasted about three hours, his demeanour gave no indication of his 5 being aware of the great gravity of the charge against I him, e B J
THEOBROMA CACAO. South America is the home of this tree. Dampiers the voyager, who visited the Caraccas in 1682, says: —' The coast is a continual tract of high ridges of hill, and valleys, which alternately run pointing upon the shores from North to South. The valleys are from two to five furlongs wide, and in length from the sea three or four miles. Cocoa-nuts, of which chocolate and cocoa are made, are the main product.' A Cocoa plantation-or walk, as it is called-may contain some thousand trees, besides which, it has grouped about it the stately coral tree, as a protection for the young trees from the too scorching heat. They are not unlike the cherry in form, and seldom exceed twenty feet in height. The nuts are enclosed in pods as big as a man's fists put together, and will number almost a hundred in each. The crops are in December and June, and a well-bearing tree will produce twenty or thirty pods, which are gathered during a period of three weeks or so, as they turn yellow. As a ripening process, they are then allowed to lie in heaps, and afterwards spread out in the sun on mats, and when dry, each nut, (about the size of a kidney bean) has a hard thin skin of its own. When required for use, they are roasted, and the husks removed. Many millions of pounds of Cocoa are now annually consumed in this country, while prior to the reduction of the duty in 1832, the quantity was not half a million. But although this progress has been made, an adverse influence has continually been tending to check its con- sumption in the attempt of some manufacturers to gratify the public desire for a cheap article, and throwing on the'market that only which is inferior and adulterated. However, shortly after the reduction of the duty, the doctrine of Homoeopathy was introduced into this country, and greatly stimulated the use of Cocoa. Being almost the only beverage recommended to those under the homce spathic mode of treatment, it became very essential that a preparation of a quality at once attractive and pure should be made obtainable for their use. James Epps, the homonpatinc chemist first established in this country, was induced to turn his attention to the subject, and with the assistance of elaborate machinery, succeeded at length in perfecting the preparation now bearing his name. The very agreeable character of this preparation soon rendered it a general favorite. An addiiional recommendation was the facility with which it could be prepared for the table. It but required two teaspoonfuls of the powder to be put in a breakfast cup, then to be filled up with boiling water or milk, and the beverage was ready. But, although this preparation had been especially introduced for the use of homoeopathies, medical men of all schools soon began to recommend it. Its natural attractiveness of flavor, and its developed grateful qualities, soon obtained for it a position which had only been withheld from cocoa through misadventure. Dr Hassall, in his work, Food and its Adulterations,' says: Cocoa contains a great variety of important nutritive principles-every ingredient necessary to the growth and sustenance of the body.' Again, As a nutritive, Cocoa stands. very much higher than either coffee or tea.' Dr. Lankester, says:—'Cocoa contains as much flesh-forming matter as beef.' Dr Liebig, suys Theobromine, the most highly nitrogenised vegetable principle.' (The most nutritious food is as a rule highly nitrogenised.) Dr Hooper, says Adiiiirably adapted for the sick —for those in health it is a luxury.' Epps's Cocoa, or. as it is more frequently called, Epps's Homoeopathic Cocoa, is secured in tlb tlb and 4 9 lib tin-lined, labelled packets, and sold by Grocers, Con- fectioners, and Chemists. ROYAL NAVY IN COMMISSION tTEAM SHIPS. Aboukir, Jamaica Fox, par. service Pylades, N. America Adder, Chatham Frederick William, and West Indies Achilles, Channel Queenstown Racer, Mediter. Adventure, China Galatea, N. America Racoon, Portsmouth Advice, Queenstown Gannett, N. Amer. Ranger, Coast of Af. Albacore, Bermuda Gibraltar, Mediter. /Rapid, Cape Alberta, Portsmouth Gladiator, Devnport Rattler, China Alert, Pacific Gleaner,. Brazils Rattlesnake, \V. Af. Algerine, China Grappler, Pacific Researck, Chatham Amazon, Devonport Grasshopper, China Resistance, Medit. Antelope, W. Africa Greyhound, VV". Afric Revenge, Pembroke Arethusa, Sheerness Handy, W. Africa Rifleman, China Argus, China Hardy, China Rosario, N. America Assuiance, Medit. Harpy, Devonport and West Indies Asp, Pembroke Hastings, Queen's T. Royalist, N. Amer. Aurora, N. America Havock, China and West Indies Barossa, China Haughty, China Royal George,Dublin Basilisk, China Hawke, Queenstown Royal Oak, Medit. Banterer, China Hector, Portsmouth IU. Sovereign, Chan. Bellerophon, Prtmth Helicon, Portsmouth Salamander, Aus- Blk. Eagle, Wlwich Hesper, China tralia Blk. Prince, Channel Highflyer, E Indies Salamis, China Blazer, Queenstown Himalaya, Portsmth Satellite, Brazils Bouncer, China Hogue, Greenock Scorpion, Portsmth Brisk, Australia Hydra, Mediter. Scout, Pacific Bristol, W. Africa Hyaena, Milford Scylla, China Britomart, Dvnport Industry, Woolwich Serpent, China Bustard, China Insolent, China Severn, ord home Buzzard, N. America Investigator, W. Af. Sharpshooter, Brazil Cadmus, N. America Irresistible, Sthmptn Shearwater, Pacifia Caledonia, Mediter. Jackal, Scotland Sheldrake, Brazils Caradoc, Mediter. Janus, China Skylark, Gibraltar Chanticleer, Medit. Jaseur, W. Africa Slaney, China Charon, Devonport Kestrel, China Snipe, W. Africt Clinker, Plymouth Landrail, W.Africa Sparrow, ord home Clio, Pacific Lee, ord home Sparrowhawk, Pacfic Clown, China Leander, ord home Speedwell, W. Africa Cockatrice, Medit. Leopard, ord. home Speedy, Jersey Cockchater, E. Ind. Leven, China Spider, S. America Columbine, Pacific Liffev, N. America Sphinx, N. America Constance, N. Amer. Lightning, Scotland Spiteful, Brazils Coquette, ord. home Lily, North America Sprightly, Portsmth. Cordelia, N. Amer. Linnet., Brazils Staunch, China Cormorant, China Lion, Greenock Steady, North Amer. Coromandel, China Liverpool, Channel and West Indies Cornwallis, Hull Lizard, Sheerness St George, Portland 1 Cossack, Meditter. Lyra, Mozambique Stromboli, pas home > Curacoa, Australia Maiacca, Pacific Styx, North America Cygnet, N. America Manilla, China and West Indies ( Dapper, Dartmouth Meanee, Mediter. Supply, Woolwich Dart, Portsmouth Medusa, Sheerness Sutlej, Pacific 1 Dasher, Jersey. Megæra, store ser. Swallow, ord home < Ll Dauntless, Humber Mullet, W, Africa Dee, store service Mutine, Pacifiic Tamar, troop ser. i Defence, Channel Narcissus Brazils Terrible, Meiitcr. Devastation, (rd hm Nettle, Portsmouth Terror, Bermuda Donegal, Liverpool Niger, N. America Torch, W. Africa f D< ris, N. America Nimble, N. America Trafalgar, Queen's- » Doterel, Brazils and West Indies ferry, N.B. } Dromedary, W. A f. Oberon, Devonport Tribune, ord home }■ Duke of Wellington, Octavia, E. Indies Trinculo, Channel l Portsmouth Orontes, Prtsmouth Triton, Brazils « Duncan, N. America Osborne, special ser. Tyrian, Mediter. I Eclipse, Australia Osprey, China Urgent, Portsmouth Edgar, Channel Pandora, W. Africa Valorous, Cape Edinburgh, Queen'R Pantaloon, bombay Victoria, Mediter Ferry, N.B. Pelican, Portsmouth Victoria and Albert, Elfin, Portsmouth Pelorus, China. Portsmouth Enchantress,par.ser. Pembroke, Harwich Vigilant, E. Indies Enterprise, Medit. Pengnin, Mzmbique Vivid, Woolwich Espoir, W Africa Perseus, China Wanderer, Mediter Esx, Australia Phoebe, ord home Wasp, Mozambique Fairy, Portsmouth Pigmy, Portsmouth Weazel, China Falcon, Australia Porcupine, Channel Weser, Malta I Favourite, Dvnport. survey. Wildfire, Sheerness Fawn, N. America Princess Alice, De- Wizard, coast Syria Fervent, Bristol vonport Wolverine, N. Amer. Firefly, Mediter. Prln. Consort, Chan. Wye, store service J Fire Queen, Prtmth. Prin. Royal, China Wyvern, Devonport 1 Flamer, China Procris, Gibraltar Zebra, W. Africa Forward, Pacific JPsyche, Mediter.
THE LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MARK-LANE, MONDAY, June 4.- There was a short supply of wheat from Essex and Kent this morning that of barley, beans, and peas was limited; with few fresh arrivals of oats from Scotland, ] and none from Ireland. There have been liberal imports n of foreign wheat and oats; those of barley and flour i were fair. Some heavy and refreshing showers have I been experienced during the past week; wind mostly I from the east, but towards the close the temperature was higher. Ihe weather was fine and summerlike yester- 1 day, this morning early copious showers fell, which will do much good to all the crops. English wheat met a better sale at last Monday's prices for all good qualities. The demand for foreign wheat was in retail but prices I were well maintained tor every description. Town flour was unaltered; country marks were steady in value and demand; French and Americans were firm. Matting T bar.ey was in less request, at previous rates; grinding r qualities were rather lower. Malt met a steady sale at J full prices. The quantity exported free of duty during p the month of May was 4,175 quarters. Beans were Is i per quarter dearer again.' Peas met a fair Inquiry at fully former rates. There was a good extent of business transacted in oats, at the quotations of last week for all I sorts. The imports during the month of May were 228,291 quarters. Linseed was more saleable at full prices. Rapeseed realised former quotations. Nothing passing in cloverseed or tares, prices were thus unvaried. BRITISH. Shillings per Qr. Shilling> P"' Wheat—Essex and Kent, Oats—English feed M white, 41 59 Poland W S Ditto, red 37 50 Scotch feed Norfolk, Lincoln, and Ditto potato « Yorkshire, red 37 45 Irish feed, white M Barley—Malting. 31 40 Ditto, biack Distilling 31 32 Beans—Green Chevalier Ticks f Grinding 30 31 Harrow ftMfolk'and«.««p^whitebriiers" buftolk, pale 61 66, mh«1b 41'» Chevalier rrpv 3 DBrown 5*56 country I Rye 31 33 Norfolk and Suffolk 31.
BREAD- LONDON, MONDAY, June 4.—The prices of bread in the Metropolis are from 7jd to 8d; of ditto, 6d to 7d per 41b loaf.
METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET. LONDON, MONDAY, June 4.-There was a full aver- age supply of foreign stock on offer in our market to-day- Sales progressed slowly, and prices had a drooping teOb dency. There were some remarkably good Frolleb beasts on sale. From our own grazing districts arrival of beasts fresh up this morning were only W1 rate, and in middling condition when compared several previous weeks. A few grass-fed beasts brought forward. All breeds met a slow inquiry, a" in some instances, the quotations were rather lower tfr8° on this day se'nnight. A few very superior Scots crosses realised 4d, but the general top figure 5s 2d per 81b. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cs"' bridgeshire, we received 1,100 Scots, shorthorns, crosses; from other parts of England, including 30 Lincolnshire, 430 of various breeds; from Scotland" s Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, 20 oxen and The show of sheep as to number was only moder8*! but the quality of most breeds was good. The was heavy, and the currencies gave way 2d per 81b. *1 best Downs and half-breds sold at 5s lOd per 81b. were in fair average supply, and sluggish request, 9 from 6-i 8d to 8s per 81b, being late rates. Calves dull inquiry, on former terms, viz, from 5s 4d to 6s*: per 8!b. Pigs moved off heavily; but no quotable took place in prices. Per 8lbs. to sink the offut j Coarse and inferior s. d. «. d.l:Primecoaraewoolled s. d. « beasts 3 10 4 2 sheep 5 4 5 Second quality ditta 4 4 4 8 Prime South Down j Prime large oxen 4 10 5 0 Sheep 5 10 ,5 Prime Scots, &c. 5 2 5 4 Large coarse calves 5 4 i Coarse and inferior Prime small uitto 6 0 J 4 Bbeep 3 10 4 4 Large hogs 4 0 0 Second quality ditto 4 <3 5 2 Neat small porkers 46s Sucking Calves 20c to 23s; and Quarter old Store Pige 5011 10 33". eacn.
HOP MARKET. LONDON, MONDAY, June 4.—There has been a increase of fly in the Weald of Kent, Sussex, North &e 1 Worcester, and Farnham plantations, and the initia'°:i symptoms of blight are greater than ever were knO^B J those districts. Mid Kent and East Kent are exefflP ,j) at present. The market is very buoyant, and pric^ per cent higher.
POTATO MARKET. oe9 LONDON, MONDAY, June 4.—The supplies of potat ad on sale are small: good and fine qualities are in d0lI,aaf at extreme rates, otherwise the trade is quiet. 4,000 boxes were imported tast week. LV-
MILFORD BRANCH LINE OF ItAILWXlr' From Johnston ( late Milford Road) to Milfori, BIJ19 UP TRAINS—WBEK DAYS. Up TI& a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. Milford.dep 19 0 11 10 1 50 4 55 7 0 11 215 J Johnston arr (9 10 11 2.5 2 5 5 9 7 10 DOWN TRAINS WEEK DAYS. a. m. a. m. p.m. p.m. p. m, a. j f f, Johnston dep 9 25 11 40 2 15 6 34 7 20 11 5 Milford.arr 9 40 11 55 2 30 6 44 7 35 ,-7
PEMBROKE AND TEN BY RAILWAY. UP TRAINS—WEEK DATS. -r. I l' t 2 3 4 1,2,gov. 1,2. 1,2. 1,2,goV, FROM." p.1ØJ a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Tenby dep 7 45 10 0 1 30 5 45 Penally 7 48 10 3 1 33 • 5 48 Manorheer 7 57 10 14 1 44 5 59 Lamphey 8 7 10 25 1 55 6 10 Pembroke 8 10 10 30 2 0 6 15 Pembroke Dock arr 8 20 10 40 2 10 6 25 Hobb'sPoint(coach 8 35 10 55 2 20 6 40 DOWN TRAINS-WEEK DAYS. -ø: Zl a.m. a.m. p.m. P-11}," Hobb'sPoint (ferry) 8 40 11 0 2 44 7 1° —————————— 2,g° FROM 1,2,gov. 1, 2, 1, 2. l,2jK°y' Pembroke Dock dep 9 0 11 30 3 0 7 30 Pembroke .dep 9 10 li 40 3 10 7 40 Lamphey 9 15 II 45 3 15 Mancrbeer 3,26 II 53 3 26 ? PenaLy'. 9 37 12 7 3 37 8 1 Tenby 9 40 j 12 10 3 40 8 oriG^Mii Printed and Published, on behalf of the -efe by JOSEPH POTTER, at the Office in High" Q[ V* the Parish of Saint Mary, in the Countj Town of Haverfordwest. Wednesday, June 6, 1866.
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY TIME TABLE- I W K KK DAYS.— UP TRAINS. q § Stations, S^'3'li6' •2 class. cla8s.jl & 2 class. 1 & 2 Mil. Starting from a.m., a.m. a.m. a m. j 0 New Milford 8 55 11 15 5 0 < 41 Johnston 9 10 11 30 5 14 1 L 91 Haverfordwest 9 20 11 42 5 24 > 144 Clarbesio, Road 9 32 11 56 \$ 2i" Narberth Road 9 45 12 12 5 50 J 4 26J Whitland 10 0 12 24 — J 32 St. Clears 10 10 12 39 J <4 404 Carmarthen Jnc. 9 0 10 34 1 0 6 27 'Si 60 Llanelly 9 50 11 11 1 50 7 0 72 Swansea 7 30 10 10 II ,27 2 15 7 22 77 Neath (dep.), 7 58 10 47 11 49 2 54 7 51 114 Cardiff 9 45 12 41 1 0 4 43 9 2 126? Newport 10 25 1 40 1 £ 0 5 10 9 21 143.1 Chepstow 11 15 2 30 1 58 5 58 9 61 lTlf Gloucester (dep.) )2 40 4 5 2 55 1&2 12 40 178 Cheltenham(arr) l&S 5 5 3 15 7 35 11 30 >• 208 Swindon (dep.). 2 35 6 10 4 25 9 0 2 20 285 PaddmsrUm 4 45 9 30 6 15 ,11 10 4 85 jgS* < £ WEKK HAlfS.—i.)QWW TRAINS. =5 § Stations. M,3, 1,2,3,:1,&2,| Jtep. 1, 2. »» class, class, class, 1 & 2 class. Mil. Starting from a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Z'fo 0 Paddington 6 0 11 45 9 15 » 77 Swiudon(dep.) 9 25 1 37 11 17 fyd 121 Chf tenham(dep 6 10 10 35 'l,3,3(12 15 ,fi} 114 Gloucester (dep.) 6 35 11 10 3 30 12 45 49 Mij Chepstow 7 44 12 16 4 35 1 35 1 158^ Newport 8 J5 1 0 5 35 2 20 i A 170J Cardiff 9 8 1 28 6 0 2 41 (0 208 Neath (dep.) 10 57 3 13 7 52 3 48 ? 5 216 Swansea. 11 10 3 20 8 0 3 ">5 7 45 ti 225 Llaneu, 11 58 4 3 8 43 4 32 8 22 5} 244f Carmarthen Jnc. 12 49 5 10 9 35 5 10 fl 7 253 St. Clear3 1 4 5 27 5 27 U 23 £ 258 £ Whitlana 1 19 5 41 5 41 9 35 S 264 NarberthKaad. 1 33 5 54 5 54 9 48 270^ Clarbeston Road 1 47 6 7 6 7 10 2 ,4 275J Haverfordwest. 1 58 6 19 6 19 10 13 4I 280| Milford Road 2 13 6 32 6 32 10 25 285 New Milford 2 24 6 45 6 45 10 35^ SUNI*AYS.— UP TRAINS. SUNDAYS.—DOWN 'Tit 2, 3,1, & 2, 17273, W/T, 717273,17273, 1, i, Stations clagg_ olasgj class. class. class. class. 1 1 —* From a.m. p.m. p.m. From a.m. I a.m. I a.m. 0.0, N. Hil. 11 0 5 0 Pad.| 10 0 MilRoad 11 13 5 14 Swm. «ej I p. ffl- tfai R.West. 11 23 5 24 Chel. de 1 20 £ Clar.Rd 11 36 — Glou. rfe 3 30 l*$ Nar.Rdt 11 49 5 50 Chep 4 38 51 Whit. 12 1 — New 5 25 US StClears 12. 15 Cardiff. 5 49 t if Car.Jnc. 12 37 6 27 Neathrfc 7 38 5 Llanelly 1 23 7 6 Swan.rfe 7 55 ij» Swan.de 1 45 7 22 Llanelly 8 33 <ii Neath. 2 22 7 51 Car.Jnc. 9 20 8 Cardiff. 3 56 9 2 StClears 9 86 New. 4 28 9 24 Whit, 9 52 -5 Chep. 5 6 9 51 Nar.Rdt 10 1 > Glou. de 6 25 12 40 ciar. Rd 10 23 a$ Ohel. or 1 & 3 1 5 H.West. 10 34 ? 4) Swiii. de 8 13 2 20 MilRoad 10 50 %9 Pad. i: 15 4 85 y. Mil 11