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OUTRAGE UPON AN ENGLISH VESSEL BY A SPANISH REVENUE BOAT. The Gibraltar Chronicle of the 17th contains the fol- lowing :—'A very strange and apparently unwarrantable outrage was yesterday committed by a Spanish guarda costa upon a veaselsailing under the British flag. Th schooner Fanny, P. Travo, master, left the Bay of Gib- raltar yesterday at eleven a.m., bound for Oran, with K cargo of tobacco. At about half-past three p.m., as the Fanny was standing to the south-east, and distant threi miles from Europa Point, she was stopped by a Spanish revenue boat, named the Renidora. The Spanish capt. and four men of his crew went on board the Fanny and demanded her papers. These examined, they proceeded to open the hatches and to search the schooner. After delaying the vessel on her course for some ten minutes or more, the ship's papers were returned, and the cap- tain and men of the guardacosta left the Fanny, which resumed her voyage. When she had sailed half a mile further on her course, the guardacosta returned and again boarded her. This time six of the Spanish crew were pwt on board the Fanny, and the captain was informed that his vessel must be taken to Algeciras. Suiting the action to the word, the helm was taken from the helmsman, the course was altered, and the schooner's head was put towards Cabrita Point. After another quarter of an hour had passed, the people of the guarda- costa again decided that they would not.interfere with the Fanny, and, giving her up to her captain, they informed him that he might proceed on his course. Once more, however, they returned, and, again boarding the Fanny, drove the captain, who was himself steering, from the helm, and again made for Cabrita Point. The captain went below, and a few minutes afterwards one of his own crew went into his cabin, and told him an English gunboat was coming to his assis'ance. I his remark was overheard by the Spaniards, and being borne out by the appearance of a small steamer rounding Europa Point, the men of the guardacosta for the third time abandoned their unlawful prize, and, taking to their own boat, made for Ceuta in all haste with sail and oar. The cie v of the Spanish vessel appears to have been well nware that they were acting improperly. Before leaving the English schooner the Spanish patron begged Captain Travo to assure the captain of the English gunb .at that none of the people of the Fanny had been ill-treated, and the British flag had never been hauled down. The steamer which was taken for the English gunboat proved to be the Italian steamer Corsanegbetto, leaving our bay for Galatz. The Fanny, fearing further outrage, returned to Gib raltar. The above proceedings needs but little com- ment. It can hardly be justified, and will no doubt form the subject of special inquiry.' --<&- THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. The temperature durins* the past week has been much lower in the north of England. Only in exceptional cases, however, has the quantity of rain being sufficient to afford any permanent benefit to the crops, the land being still parched on some soils cracks full v one if ch and au inch and a half are seen spreading all over the surface of the land, amongst the corn, showing the ex- treme dryness. The wheat, which is now in ear, looks very favourable on lands which are not light or gravelly, and is maturing fast, but in the less favoured lncali'i,'s the crop must be light. Spring corn is also suffering greatly. The hay crop is being gathered rapidly in the counties of Durham, North Yorkshire, Westmoreland, and Scuth Northumberland, to which this report re- lates, but it will be very light. Rain fell in some parts of the district on Saturday afternoon, though not to any great extent. The past week has again been characterised by great diy.ught in the eastern counties, although c'pi us rains fell on Sunday and Monday. Upon the whole the wheats look well, although they would be benefited by more rain. Barleys are spoken of in gloomy terms. In the fens there will be light crops of spring corn, kohl rabi, and marigold but, except on the sharped and shortest gravels, the wheat cr .p looks strong and hopeful. The oat crop is short and light; beans, too, are short, but appear to have podded fairly. Peas look pretty well; the whole vast fen district would, however, be greatly benefited by rain. The bay har vest is extremely light, but it has been secured in fine condition. The appearance of the hop grounds in Kent, especially the eastern division, has not for many years been so favourable for a large growth as at present. The tine is unusually forward, and the lateral or Mid. summer shoots have made rapid growth, favoured by tie intensely Lot sun and warm nights. There is an almost total absence of vfrmin, a d in some of the grounds around the favoured distri-,t of Canterbury burr has already made its appearance. Generally speaking the grounds are now as forward as they were in the middle of July last year, and this is considered favour- able to the growth of a large crop, unless blight makes its appearance earlier in the season than usual. THE FIRES ON THE YORKSHIRE MOORs,The fires which have been reported on the Yorkshire moors were still smouldering on Friday, though their further destructive progress is believed to be arrested. Nearly 4,000 acres of moorland have been left black and desolate, with probably scarce a living bird, or animal, or vegetable, excepting the largest trees, over the wide expanse. The young grouse and rabbits which abound on these moors, have heen totally destroyed, and sheep grazing thereon has. in some instances, perished. The fires are not, it is believed, to be attributed to the sparks emitted from a railway engine on the Rose- eale branch line, near the Cleveland hills, a little southeast of the Tees, though one of the fires was first observed on Monday, the 15th inst, in that locality. As fires are not unusual on the moors in the summer time, no notice was taken of it for some days, until it had got such a hold as has no previous parallel, and it was found almost impos- i sible to compass it with a view of putting it out. < Here about 3,000 acres were devastated. At about J the same time a moor belonging to the Marquis o Aylesbury, to the east of Northallerton, which is eight miles distant from the former moors, was observed to be on fire at a point about a mile dis- tant from any fire or railway. This has given rise to the impression that, owing to the dryness of the heather through the drought, with their simul- taneous appearance, that the fires must have arisen 1 from spontaneous combustion. Lord Feversham, Lord Boyne, and Lord De Lisle and Dudley are the chief -offerers. Though the destruction of grouse has been great, the great bulk of Yorkshire moorland lying to the northwest remains intact, and promises well. EFFICACY OF DR. DE JONGH'S LIGHT-BROWN COD LIVER On. IN CONSUMPTION AND DISEASES OF THE CHEST.-It is universally admitted by the most emi- nent medical practitioners' that Dr de Jongh's Cod Liver cil is beyond all question the most valuable remedy for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. No remedy so rapidly restores the exhausted strength, mproves the nutritive functions, stops or diminishes emaciation, checks the perspiration, quiets the cough and expectoration, or produces a more marked and favourable influence on the local malady. Dr Waudhy, Physician to the Hereford Infirmary, bears the fol- lowing high testimony to its efficacy from his own i-ersona! experience: 'I can take Dr de Jongh's Oil withoat difficulty or dislike, and with as little incon- venience as water alome. Not only in my own case, hut in many others I have seen, it has caused an improvement of ehest symptoms, and an increase ot weight, so soon and so lastingly, as to be quite re- markable. I believe Dr. de Jongh's Oil to be th( 1 most valuable remedy we possess for chronic aDd constitutional disease.' Dr de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil is sold only in capsuled imperial half- pints, 2s 6d pints, 4s 9d quarts, 9s; labelled with !,is stamp and signature, without which none car. nossibly be genuine, by his sole consignees, Ansar. Harford, and Co, 77, Strand, London and respecta- ble chemists.