THE TOPER'S EXCUSES. I've oft been asked by frowning souls, And men of sober tongue. What joys there are in draining bowls, And tippling all night long. And though these cautious knaves 1 scorn, For once I'll not disdain To tell them why I drink till morn, Aad fill my glass again. 'Tis by the glow my bumper gives, Life's picture s mellow made I The fading light then brightly lives, And softly sinks the shade Some happier tint still rises there With every drop I drain- And that I think's a reason fair To fill my glass again. My muse, too, when her wings are dry, No frolic flight will take, But round the bowl she'll dip and fly, Like swallows round a lake Then, if the nymphs will have their share, Before they'll bless their swain- Why, that I think's a reason fajr To fill my glass again. In life I've rung all changes through, Run every pleasure down, "Mid each extreme of folly, too, And lived with half the town For me there's nothing new or rare Till wine deceives my brain— And that I think's a reason fair To fill my glass again. There's many a lad I knew is dead, And many a lass grows old, And as the lesson strikes my head, My weary heart grows cold But wine awhile drives off despair, Nay, bids a hope remain- Why, that I think's a reason fair To fill my glass again.
Beware of puffing Advertisers of Uncoloured Ohina Tea. Always bad ttlikH.-Such a thing being a myth, and too spurious for imitation.—THE HIMALAYA TEA Co.'s Pure Tea is the onlY TCil grown under liovunmwt Inspection, and imported uncoloured. Sold in Packets only. Trade Mark on each. At reduced duty. Ladies should use none but the GIÆNFTELD STARCH. which never fails to give the most complete satisfaction, The wlenfield Starch is exclusively used in Royal Laundry and her Majesty's Laundress pronounces it to he the finest starch she eve. used. Prize medals were awarded for Us superiority and the manufacturers have much pleasure in stating that they have been appointed Starch Purveyors to she Princess of Wales. The Glenfield Starch is sold, .11 packets only, by all grocers, chandlers, &c. It is interesting to notice, that when an important necei- taru of life- is lowered in price, the consumption is vastly stimulated wheie the quality supplied is of t le lig iest 1 for instance, the Custom House llcturu recently issue shows that a further greatiy increased quantity of Tea w^s c caret during 1800 by jif^srs-. Horniman Sf Co. Lonaon. The saleof the Agents of this firm is greatly augmenting, and now amounts to many millions ofpackeis annually, for t lose who partake of this favourite Tea doubtless have pleasure In ri- commervding it, especially as it is now .old to the coitsunter, tight pence ?<.>r pound cheaper, owing to the late reduction in duty, As there, are many spurious imitations, it is necess iry to remark that every ge/l'tÍllc }Jar-ht bears the signature (f lIorni. ruan$Co., London, Original IniporleiS of the I'ti'-e lea THE PEABODY CHAIUTY.—The report for lti6ü of the trustees ol this gift to the poor of the ea-t end ol London shows that the original gift of £150,000 ha< been raised to £ 105.416 8s. lid. by interest, rent, &c. The buildings at Soitalfieids and Islington continue to be fully occupied, and everything in conn ction will) them is highly satisfactory. Four additional blocks of buildings have just been completed at Shadwell, and will afford accommodation for 400 families, or 2,000 persons. Mr. Peabody has handed over to the tiustets a furtLer sum of £100,000 for similar purposes, but ^wliieb iy to remain invested unn 1869.
iarlianuntarn INTELLIGENT*. #- SATURDAY. The House of Lords sat for a few minutes on Saturday for the purpose of forwarding the Habeas Corpus Suspension (Ireland) Act Continuance Bill a stage. The bill having been brought up from the Commons, it was read a first time, on the motion of Lord Derby, and the second reading fixed for Monday, when the Premier will make a statement to their lordships on the subject, and propose the suspension of the standing orders, so that the Royal assent may be given on the following day, simultaneously with the expiration of the existing act. MONDAY. In the House of Lords, the Earl of Derby moved the second reading of the bill for the continued suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland. He believed that the great body of the Irish wele trnly loyal; but that the late outbreak would have been more serious had the Government not had previous information, and arrested one of the leaders of it. Earl Russell gave his cordial assent to the bill. It would be proper to use clemency and mercy where they could.be shown, but he did not think it was right in any foreign country to allow of plottings against her Majesty's Govern- ment. The Earl of Kimberley agreed that it was absolutely necessary that. the act should pass. Earl Derby having re- plied, the bill was read a second time, and the standing orders being suspended, it was read a third time and passed. Lord St. Leonards called attention to the employment of volun- teers in case of internal disturbance, and after a discussion the house adjourned. THE GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL. The House of Commons was crowded in every part-in the galleries as well as on the floor-soon after the Speaker took the chair. Mr. Berkeley gave notice that he intended to move a resolution—in addition to those of the Government -that votes for members of Parliament should be given by ballot. In reply to Mr. Newdegate, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said he was unable to learn that the presence of Cardinal Cullen, at the Lord Mayor of Dublin's banquet had any political significance whatsoever. The right hon. gentle- man moved that the house resolve itself into committee on the Reform resolutions of the Government. He stated that the wish of the Government was to restore to the working classes the rights which the Reform Act of 1832 had taken away. They would have especial regard for three points- capital, intelligence, and labour. They had, therefore, de- termined to introduce four new franchises. The first was an educational franchise, which would admit a considerable number of persons. The next franchise would be a savings- bank one, the qualification being X30 in the savings-bank for a period ot one year. The third franchise would be founded on funded properly. They proposed that any person who had X50 in the public funds of this country should be entitled to a vote. Lastly, they proposed that every person who paid 20s. a year in direct taxation should have a vote. The result would be, that at the present moment 33,0J0 would register themselves as voters under the savings-bank franchise; 10,000 under the educational franchise; 7000 under the funded property franchise and 30,000 under the direct payment franchise. With regard to plurality of vot- ing, the Government proposed that any occupier might also have the franchise, in addition to the new qualifications but that was a view the Government would not insist on. Pass- ing over, therefore, Resolution No. 5, they had to consider what was to be the basis on which the Parliament would take the borough franchise, so far as occupation was concerned. What the Government recommended was a X6 ratir.g fran- chise. This would give new voters to the amount of 130,000. Altogether there would be an addition to the borough voters of 212,000. With regard to counties, they propored to add the four new franchises, the same as in boroughs. The effect upon the counties would be to give an addition, by direct taxation, of 52,000; by funded property, of 32,000; by edu- cation, of 1&,000; and by the savings-bank franchise of 25,000. It was also proposed to reduce the county franchise to £ 20 rating. With all deductions that would add to the occupiers of the counties 82,000. The whole of the increase to the country would thus, in round numbers, be 400,000. On the question of bribery, it was proposed that when a can- didate had been guilty of bribery, the other candidate who had been proved to be pure, should be returned in his stead, although he was supported by fewer voters; also that after a certain time corrupt boroughs should lose the power of re- turning members. The Government also proposed to disfran- chise wholly the boroughs of Great Yarmouth, Totnes, Rei- gate, and Lancaster, and to transfer their seven seats to boroughs which had risen in importance. The new boroughs to which it was proposed to give members were Hartlepool, Darlington, Burnley, Staleybridge, St. Helen's, Dewsbury, Barnsley, Middlesborough, and another borough in the black country, as well as Croydon, Grevesend, and Torquay. The Government also recommended Parliament to divide the Tower Hamlets and give it two fresh members. Fourteen members were thus proposed to be given to new boroughs. With regard to counties, it was recommended to take the following counties and divide them; in every case there would be a constituency to the new members of 100000 county voters:—North Lancashire, North Lincolnshire, West Kent, East Surrey, Middlesex, South Staffordshire, and Sowlb Devon. That would be 14 members The number of seats they proposed to deal with was 30. Of these he had ex. plained 28. With regard to the other two they proposed to carry out a scheme mentioned in the bill of 1859. They pro- posed to divide South Lancashire, and also that the house should recognise the claims of the London University. Re- specting small boroughs which had two members, they pro- posed that those with a population under 7000 should be asked to spare their superfluous representatives. Having ad- verted to several means for facilitating voting in counties, the right hen. gentleman sat down amid loud cheers. Mr. Lowe described the ministerial scheme as a balloon in the air; and exhorted ministers to withdraw the resolutions, declaring that he would offer opposition to the Speaker leaving the chair. Mr. Bright concurred with Mr. Lowe in advising Ministers to withdraw the resolutions and substitute a bill. Mr. Walpole replied to Mr. Lowe, and Mr. Laing objected to the proposals of the Government. He preferred a household rating suffrage. Mr. Gladstone disputed the accuracy of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's figures, but congratulated Government on the disfranchisement propositions with refer. ence to bribery. The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied briefly and after some further remarks by several hon. members, the debate was adjourned till Thursday, the Trades Union question being considered at a later period. TUESDAY. In the House of Lords, her Majesty's reply to the address of their lordships on the biith of a daughter to the Prince and Princess of Wales was brought down by the Lord Chamberlain, and read. The second reading of the bill to combine the business of the Admiralty, Divorce, and Pro- bate Courts was moved by the Lord Chancellor. The bill is intended to facilitate the business of all the courts, and to accomplish this it proposes the appointment of a chief judge and two puisnes, who will be invested with power to sit in either of the courts. These three judges are also to consti- tute the full Court of Divorce, so that the occasional attendance of the common law judges will be dispensed with. The bill was read a second time, with the understanding that its further consideration should be postponed until the bill for the extension of the Admiralty jurisdiction, now before the Com.nons, was before their lordships. The bill for the Confederation of the British North American States was read a third time and passed. In the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer announced' that he would, at the earliest possible opportunity (perhaps on Thursday week), introduce a bill. Mr. Gladstone informed the right hon. gentleman that he would have saved a great deal of trouble if he had made that announcement the previous day, as he (Mr. Gladstone) had just placed in the bands of the clerk at the table a motion intended as an amendment to the Government proposition for going into committee on the resolutions, that it was ex- pedient that the plan of the Goverment should be submitted to the House in a distinct form. The course which the right hon. gentleman now proposed to take was undoubtedly that which would prevent any delay in the practical consi- deration of the question. Mr. Bright tendered to the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer, the advice he gave to Earl Russell last year, namely, that the Governmont should introduce a franchise Bill by itself, and allow the question of the re- distribution of seats to stand over until another session. Lord John Manners taunted Mr. Bright with now assuming a monopoly of wisdom as he had on a former occasion assumed a monopoly of honesty, and the subject dropped. Mr. Faw- c*\ 1 called attention to the expediency of extending the C| Ucal'?na' clauses of the Factory Acts to children era- p oyed m agriculture, and a debate ensued thereon. T „ WEDNESDAY. in tne House of Commons, the Transubtantiation, &c., Declaration Bill, introduced by Sir C O'Loghlen, was read a second time. The object of the bill is to get rid of a decla- ration, which dates from the reign of Charles II., and which stigmatised some of the ceremonies of the Roman Catholic k !LrCTj-nS .8uPerstitions and idolatries. The Offices and Oatns Hill, intended to open certain offices to Roman Catho- lics, gave rise to a long and warm debate. By the Emanci- pation Act the Roman Catholics were excluded from the offices of Regent 0f the kingdom, the Lord-Chancellor of England, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the Lord-Lieute nant of Ireland, and the representative of her Majesty who presided over the Presbyterian Assembly at Edinburgh and the object of the present bill was to throw open the Chancell»rship oi Ireland and the Lord Lieutenancy to Roman Catholics. Mr. Newdegate moved the rejection of the bill. Lord Naas was willing that the restrictions in regard to the Lord-Chancellorsliip should be removed but he considered that so long as the office of Lord Lieutenant existed it should be filled by a Protestant. Mr. Whallcy opposed the bill m one of his violent speeches, and wis cailed to order two or three times by the Speaker. U,wn a a.vimon the second reading camcd by a major.y oi 1)2. The debate on the Bill for ya]e ;ul(j Purchase oi Snares was adjourned.
CARDIFF POLICE INTELLIGENCE. MONDAY. (Before Alderman ALEXANDER and W. D. BUSHELL, Esq.) PITCH AND Toss-Two boys named Mortimer and Bart were charged by P.C. Evan Owen with obstructing Bute-fane, on Sunday, by playir,g pitch and toss. Cornelius Sheen, a shoeblack, was charged with the same offence in St. Mary-street, on Sunday morning, and James Evans, for Pitching and tossing, in Herbert-street. The magistrate severally admonished the boys' parents and discharged all the defendants with a caution. DISORDERLY SEAM&N.—Six seamen named Joseph Amos, William Downing, George Crosby, John Hood, James Ramsey, and William Bensom, were charged with fighting 111 Bute-road on Sunday. Cautioned. BEERHOUSE OFFENCE.—Alfred Street, landlord of the British Fiag beerhouse, Bute-street, was charged with re- fusing to admit the police. P.C. Pbillips stated that at twenty minutes to one o'clock, on Monday morning, 18th distant, he visited the defendant's house, and hearing a noise inside, he knocked several times at the door. He Sent P.C. Lewis to the back and gave five knocks at the door, when a female voice answered that she would not open the door again that night. P.C. Lewis said he saw several seamen in the bar, on looking in at the back window. Mr. haby's defence was that neither the defendant nor his wife "ere aware of the policemen's visit, as they had both gone to bed an hour before they came. The men in the house "ere lodgers, and were having their suppers before going to "ed. A witness was cailed in proof. Fined 20s. and costs. RIDING WITHOUT A TICKET.—John Davies was charged with riding from Swansea to Cardiff without a tjcket. Robert Steere, platform inspector, stated that after toe arrival of the 6.&) train on Saturday afternoon the Pfisoner tried to pass the ticket gate, and on being asked for ticket be replied that he had none. He afterwards said had come from Swansea without a ticket, and on being ge,irclied no money was found on him. Fined 103. and costs, or seven days. USING A SEAMAN'S CERTIFICATE.—Charles Welsh, a Mulatto seaman, was charged with using the certified dis- charge of another seaman, in order to procure a berth in the ahip Isabelle." P.S. Evans proved the charge. Mr. Tur- of the Customs, said the custom of producing fictitious discharges was becoming very prevalent in this port, but this was the first case they had been able to prepare. Fined ■"to. and costs, or 14 days. .NEGLECTING TO JOIN.—Wi'liam Collins was charged *»Uh neglecting to join the ship Architect after signing Articles on the 24th of December. The prisoner's defence Was that he had been turned out of his boarding house on Christmas day by the master, and he did not join the ship in order to be revenged upon him, as he bad cashed his (prisoner's) advance note. Sentenced to one month's im- itisonment. George Calvert, for refusing to join the vessel LOehnagar, of Liverpool, after receiving an advance and Sl8ning articles, was also sent to prison for a month. This P'lsoiier also complained of only receiv ing a pair of boos tw° days board from the boarding master for an advance *2 10s. The magistrates advised both prisoners to go to Sailor's Home in future. STEALING ROPE.'—Henry Gould was charged with taking iarge coil of rope from the smack Brothers, lying in the ~d Canal. Canal-constable Dix saw the prisoner on board smack coiling up the rope, and he afterwards followed *J<n to Chase's Marine Stores, wbere prisoner sold the rope. ■• Stelfox, owner of the smack, said the prisoner was em- ployed by him, but he had no authority to take the rope. •fie was a good workman, and witness hoped the Bench "aUld deal leniently with the prisoner. The prisoner Pleaded guilty, but said the captain of the smack was cogni- 8jnt of the theft, and told him (prisfner) to sell the rope for junk, and get some beer for all on board. Sentenced to fourteen days imprisonment. PASSING COUNTERFEIT COINs.-George Cook was charged on remand with passing various counterfeit coins on the 18th inst. The prisoner attempted to pass bad ball- gowns at the Baroness Windsor and Grange Inns, as well as Mr. Slater's shop in Peel-street. Committed to the Assizes. STEALING R.PE.-Margaret Cooper was charged with "baling a quantity of rope and her husband with feloniously *eceiving it. P.C. Dix proved going to the prisoner's house finding tlitm very drunk, with the rope produced in J^eir room.—Hanna Provis, a girl, stated that she saw the ^ale prisoner and a little boy carry a quantity of rope from canal to her house in Harrowby-street.—Thomas peorge, a hobbler's boy, proved that Mrs. Cooper offered a penny for sculling her in a boat down the canal. She bad a coil of rope with her, which she said her husband had "(Irked for He sculled the boat and saw her go to her .bouse with the rope, but witness diJ not get his penny. Joseph Thomas, master of the Maid, of Barry, proved the oss a pjece 0f r0pe from his vessel and identified tne coi Sit. The female prisoner was an old offender, and on Pleading guilty, she was sent to prison for three months. be husband was discharged. TUESDAY. (Before GEORGE BIRD, Esq ) b YRUNK.—Edmond Thomas was fined 5s. and costs for .?ng diunk near the Custom House bridge, on Monday .;¡ Ight.-Ann Webber, a prostitute, was charged with drunk riotous conduct in Bute-street on Monday night. P.C. proved the charge. She had been twice convicted for "Itnilllr offences, and she was now sent to prison for a ^0nth's hard labour.-Anna Daley, a prostitute, was sent to ?a°l for a month's hard labour for being drunk and riotous Bute.street. P.C. Phillips proved the charge. This ^fisoner also, had been previously convicted. i1} „ WEDNESDAY. v«efore the MAYOR, R.O.JONES, Esq., Aldermen ALEX- ANDER and PRIDE, and GEO. BIRD, Esq.) h1.USING A CHILD.-Philip Torrington, a mason, ern- *v°yed by Mr. Mitchelmore, living at 39, David-street, was arged with ill-treating a child, four years old. Arm ?°herts deposed tnat she lived next door but one to the de- ,etldant, and about half-past four in the afternoon of Thurs- *Lsy she went into defendants kitchen and saw Mrs. lor- f^gton bring in the child's drawers and say she b»d been eating the child. She then stripped the child's clothes off bsat it severely, and threatened that her husband should it again in the evening, and witness heard from Rachael ^seley that the defendant had beaten her. The Bench on Js sent for Ouseley, and for defendant's wife. The mother 'be child said she lived in Newport, and the child was on ''sit to the defendant, who was her uncle. On their Mva], defendant's wife was placed at tbe dock with her j^&baad. Rachael Ouseley deposed that on Thursday even- 8 she heard the male defendant when he came home from beating the child upstairs. The child cried out. Soon ^rwards he again beat the child downstairs, with his ",and, raising the child's clotLies. The reason alleged for it hi aSlhat the child had made a mess that evening. The child j,ij. offended in that way three times within five weeks. J'2abeih Croker, who said she lived in the same house as e defendants, deposed Uiat she had seen the female defen- ce,beating the child with her hand. Mary Ann Nicholls ''ve^ 'n Sp'otlands, and her husband was fetched j) 0 the house, because her brother (the defendant) had J the child until he feil into fits on Thursday evening, itness had repeatedly seen the female defendant be:<th:g 'to e Child cruelly, and had remonstrated with her for doing j'e' Mrs. Roberts, recalled, deposed to having seen the «V ?e defendant beating the c'liid very severely on Thursday })eefl'ng, and threatening ittbut wfieti her husband came home sa w°u!d beat her again. The beating was one of unneces- violence, and witness protested against it at the time, tv e which she replied that it was no business of anyone eUe, tb en If she killed the child. Mr. Ensor, wko appeared for ^et*cei contended that the evidence did not show wanton tV¡tlty On the part of the husband. The Bench slJrd the *6n was n°t strong enough against the husoand to war- %tf tu.t^eni 'n punishing him, as he was not actually the doer >»(, ls injury to the child, blit iie'urint have been aw.irc ot 0,1' anc' 'nstea £ taking care of this child, had been temporarily placed under hL protection, he "it allowed his wife to treat it in a very cruel way. There .T,"0 excuse for the wife, for if she had reason to find U)t £ ar w'th the child she should have sent it back to its Women often needed protection from this court, *hii)11" more were the magistrates bound to protect helpiesS from cruel treatment, and they would do so in this v»5 .hy inflicting a punishment, which would serve as a *0[1ru"!? to others not to illuse children over whom they had r°'. She would be sent to prison for a mouth with hard htr°Ur.- and in future they advised the mother to take care of cialUren personally instead of entrusting them to others. WOUNDING —David Davies was charged on remand with stabbing a foreign sailor on Monday night in Bute-street. There was a row between several sailors, in the course of which the foreigner, Nicolas Charlai, received a gash in the face from a knife. P. C. Lewis, having his attention called to the spot, found the prisoner running away, and on his being taken up it appeared that one hand of his was bloody and he had a knife, which Mr. White, the surgeon, stated might have inflicted the incised wound which he found on the foreigner's right cheek. The statement of the prosecutor and a fellow sailer was that they were talking with some girls in Bute-street, in front of the British Flag beer-house, where they had invited the girls to take some beer ^hen the de- fendant came up and without provocation n e the girls down. On the prosecutor remonstrating with him prisoner struck him in the face with his knife. The Bench committed prisoner for trial at the assizes. j • v BROIHE" ROBBEKY.-M.re.re. Mm. «M robbing a dirty looking sailor, named The complainant said that he went on saUirday to lodge at a brothel, at 21, Christina-street, which was kept by defend- ant's husband. Last [night about six he went to sleep in a water closet in the house, having two halt. sovereigns and some silver and copper in his pocket at the time He awoke about ten o'clock and missed his money and the girls told him that the defendant had taken it, and on being asked she admitted that she had it, but said she would not give it up until the next morning. The purse produced, with lls. in it, was the one in which witness had kept his money. He informed P.C. Perry, who stated that on his going to the house and charting the defendant w.th the robbery, she took a purse from her bosom which contained lis., and said that was all she had taken from the man. The defence was that the woman had only paid herself out of the purse for the amount due from the prosecutor for his board, lodging, drink, &e. since he had been in the house. The Bench dis- missed the case, but directed the house to be prosecuted as a brothel. DESERTION.—John Hillman was sent to jail for a month's hard labour for having deserted from a vessel in which he had signed articles. The offence was proved by mercantile marine officer Evans. SHOP THEFT.—Eleanor Brewer was charged with stealing three shirts and two pairs of trowsers from Mr. David Phillips, pawnbroker, Bute-street. Mr. Raby prosecuted. The prisoner had been in the habit of coming to the shop, and on Friday last the assistant in the shop caught her in the act of taking a pair of trowsers fiom the window, and on the police being communicated with P. C. Harris discovered the prisoner to be in possession of several other articles which had been missed from Mr Phillips's sohp. Mr. Phillips's son identified the aiticles. Defendant pleaded guilty. The police said she was a married woman and her husband was a respectable man, in good employment under a brewer. The husband said his wife caine from a respectable family, and was the mother of seven small children, and he hoped the Bench would deal lightly with her for their sake. The Bench sentenced her to three months' hard labour, and said they were yery sorry for her husband and children. DISORDERLY.— Edward White, a seamen's boarding- house keeper, was fined 10s. and costs for taking off his coat near the door of the shipping offices in Wbitmore-lane, and challenging people to fight. THURSDAY. (Before the MAYOH and W. ALEXANDER, Esq.) STEALING WEARING APPAREL.—Mary Ann Johns, do- mestic servant, was charged with stealing various articles of wearing apparel, the property of Louisa Williams, wife of David Williams, blacksmith, 15, Davis-street. The prisoner committed the theft in November last, and immediately after decamped from the town, but having recently been con- victed in Bristol on another charge, and on the expiration of her sentence, she was sent for exauination before the Cardiff Court. The prosecutrix stated that on Monday, the 19th November, the prisoner was a servant in the house in which she lived, and witness sent her out for a loaf of bread. She gave her threepence, and a towel to fetch the loaf in. The prisoner did not return, and on witness examining her things, she found that three dresses, an under skirt, and various other things belonging to witness, had been taken away. A Bristol policeman proved that on apprehending the prisoner, he found in her possession most of the things which the prosecutrix had lost. The prisoner pleaded guilty. The prisoner, who had a respectable appearance for a servant girl, was stated to be the daughter of a Bristol tradesman. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment. D:>:UNX.—Ann Wilkins, a well-dressed Bristol "lady," was fined 58, for being drunk.
SRarJuts. LONDON CORN MARKET.—Monday. Last week's supplies were moderate. There were no cereal exports. The show of samples of wheat this morning from Kent and Essex was very short, yet great heaviness pre- vailed, and it was difficult to make t"way at Is. per qr. less money. The foreign trade was only retrfil, at a similar re- duction, but floating cargoes s«ld very freely on holders ac- cepting I s. to 2s. per qr. less, and some were withdrawn from sale. Though country flour was held nominally at former rates, less money must have been taken to sell; the same may be said of all foreign qualities. Town prices were un- altered. Maize was rather in favour of buyers. Malting barley, though not plentiful, were exceedingly heavy to sell, and those for distillation were dull; but foreign grinding remained firm. The malt trade was wholly void of anima- tion, and tending downwards. More activity has appeared in the oat trade, but at 6d. per qr. decline from last Monday. There was no change of value either in English or foreign. Notwithstanding .the short supply of peas, business was quiet.
CURRENT PnICEs OF BLLITISH GRAIN AND FTOCB IN MARK-LANE. Shillings per Qr Shillings per Qr. Wheat-Essex and Oats-Scotch feed 23 —• 30 Kent, white new. 53 to M Scotch potato, 28 34 Ditto, red new.. 53 62 Irish feed, white. 21 25 Norfolk, Lincoln- Ditto, nne .26—30 shire, & Yorksh., Ditto, black.21—25 red 50 — 62 Potato 21 31 Barley 33 — 36 Beans—Mazagan 35 39 Chevalier .40—52 Ticks —39 Grinding. 30 33 Harrow 38 43 Distilling. 39 43 Figeoll. 42 41:1 Malt—Essex, Ner- Peas-Whiteboilers 49 40 folk, and Suffolk, Maple. 39 40 new 70 — 75 Gray • • 37 Kingston, Ware, Flour-Town house- and town-made holds, per sack of new 70 -75 2801bs. 51 57 Brown, new.. • ri6 — 64 Country. 44 46 Bye—New.32 — 38 Households. 47 50 Oats—English feed. 23—29 Norfolk and Saf- English potato.. 27 — 34 folk on shore 4.3 45 WEDNESDAY. The quantity of English wheat was very moderat3, and even the finest samples moved off slowly at Monday's de- cline in the quotations. The show of foreign wheat was tolerably good, but very little was passing, on former terms. Several floating cargoes of wheat off coast were disposed of. The demand for them, however, was far from active. Barley, both English and foreign, was dull, and Is. per quarter lower than last week. There was very little doing in other articles, oa former terms. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—MONDAY. The supply of beasts was about equal to last Monday, and the beef trade was brisker, at an advance of 2d. per stone in tirices on previous quo lit ions choice Scots realizing 5s. 4d. Of sheep there was rather a large supply, and the demand wa8 more active, and higher prices were obtained. Prime Southdowns sold readily at 6s. 4d. per stone teing an ad- vance of 2d Choice calves were scarce, and for such higher prices were asked and readily obtained. The extreme quota- tion was fo. 6d. per stone, being a rise of 4d. compared with this day week. The pork trade continues very dull, and prices steady. St.atf.ment of Prices, per stone, Monday. Beef 4s. 01. 5s. 4J. I Veal 4s. 0<1. M. M. Mutton. 4s. Od. 6B. 41. llork 3s. OJ. 4s. 4d HOP MARKET.—MONDAY. According to a circular of Messrs. Woolloton and Son,1tne market continues extremely quiet. In cases where hofaers are anxious to effect sales reduced prices must be accepted, but the supply 01 one and choice samples is only moderate. Low and mixed foreign hops are quite unsaleable, and there is only a moderate trade doing in choice genuine descrip- tions.
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literal ffefos. The Imperial Review learns that the Bishops are already acting upon the ordinance or "judgment" of Convocation, by the withdrawing licenses, &c., in the case of Ritualist churches. Herr Dohm, editor of theKladderadtsch (the Prussian Punch), has been sentenced to eight days' imprisonment for ridiculing the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church in his paper. A rumour has gone abroad, says the AtheTueum, that the Queen is employing some of her leisure hours in writing a book, which is shortly to be published. This is an age of Royal authorship and we think it is pro- bable that her Majesty is engaged, with the assi,tance of Mr. Helps, in writing a memoir of the late Prince Consort. On Friday, a medical student, named Pearce; was brought up at Marlborough-street Police-office, London, charged with creating a disturbance at St. Jatnes's-hall during a lecture by Dr. Mary Walker. The accused was bound over to keep the peace, and Mr. D'Eyucourt spoke in the strongest terms of reprobation respecting the unmanly conduct" of the medical students towards a lady who bad joined the medical profession. A test of the dampness of rooms is suggested by Dr. Coffee. Place 500 gms. of quicklime on a plate, leave it in the apartment, and if at the end of 24 hours this sub- stance, which absorbs moisture very greedily, has not in- creased in weight by more than one-fortieth or one- fiftieth, the apartment may be considered fit to live in. In a damp or newly-built room it will increase in weight as much as five per cent. The riots at Wolverhampton, occasioned by the pro- ceedings of the notorious Mr. Murphy and the resent- ment of the lower class of Irish at wbai they considered the insults offered to their religion, were so serious that the military had been sent for, and the hall in which the lecture was delivered was so well guarded that a rush made upon it by the Irish was effectually de- feated. The report of the commissioners who have inquired into the elections of Reigate and Yarmouth have been printed, and they disclose a state of things in those boroughs which certainly fully justifies the most rigid application of the principle embodied in one of the thirteen Reform resolutious of the Government, which declares it expedient that effective measure should be taken for the prevention of bribery and corruption at elections. The South London Press informs us that the religi- ous community of London is promised a novelty in the shape of the smallest Methodist preacher in the world." This latest sensation" is at present in the Peter- borough circuit, where, we are told, he is labouring with extraordinary success," so much so that, in some places where he has been engaged, the numbers have been more than doubled." The rev. gentleman is about au inch taller than General Tom Thumb. A county meeting" was held at Dorchester on Thursday evening, against "recent ritualistic innova- tions," under the presidency of the Earl of Shaftesbury, at which the county members and a large number of magistrates and clergy were present. 10 the course of bis speech the noble earl said that the women were the cause of the whole mischief of ritualism," and that if we must have Remanism, it should be with the proviso that every confessor should be a woman," and when that became the law of the Church, there would at once be an end of the confessional." SUICIDE OF A DISAPPOINTED INVENTOR.—On Saturday an inquest was held at the board-room of Camberwell Workhouse, on the body of George Stanton, aged 36 years, who was found on Wednesday last, in the Surrey Canal, near Buck's bridge. He left home a fortnight ago in a very depressed state of mind, and the presump- tion was that he had committed suicide, owing to being depressed and disappointed at his invention of a new circular saw, and some improvements in coffee mills, not being taken up. The jury returned a verdict of suiside while in unsound mind. HORRIBLE MURDER BY A YOUNO GIRL.-Calestine Mulot, 16 years of age, has just been sentenced to 15 years' penal servitude at Blois, for the barbarous murder of an old woman named Delins, a hawker. The old hawker called at the house of the girl's father, and there the girl saw that she bad a little money in her purse. Slie offered to accompany Delins for some distance on her road, and armed herself with a bill-hook with the deliberate intention of taking a favourable opportunity of murdering and robbing her. Twelve days afterwards the remains of the old woman were found in a lonely spot with the head hacked to pieces. Mulot was arrested, and confessed to the crime and all its horrible details. THE NAVY ESTIMATES.—These estimates were pub- lished on Saturday. The total sum required is JElO.926,253 against ^10,434,785 for last year, being an increase of -6491,518. Deducting jC405,976 for the conveyance of troops, the money asked for on account of the navy pro- per is £10,520,277, of waich £0,067,7ó8 goes to the effective service. There is a decrease of £147,990 in the vote for the Storekeeper General of the Navy, while the vote for the Comptroller ( £ 860,559) is £522,559 in excess of that of last year. Among the other increases are £34,393 in the vote for wages to seamen and marines, £ 6,426 for victuals and clotbiDg, £ 3,397 for the victual- ling yards, £ 5,000 for new works, machinery, and repairs, and £ 62,500 for miscellaneous services. ALLEGED CONFESSION OF MURDER.—A report has reached this country from Australia to the effect that a man has given himself up there for the murder of Mr. Vollum, mayor of Hartlepool, whose dead body was found in Victoria dock at that town on the 11th of January, 1849. On the previous night he had been dining with some friends, and it was supposed that he strolled into the dock by accident, as there were no marks of violence upon the person, and his watch and money were found upon :the body. The statements re- specting the man in Australia and his alleged confession are at present very vague and doubtful. The same man is said to have charged himself with two other murders. A SCURVY DEPARTMENT.—We took occasion last week to furnish our reeders with some edifying particulars about British made sourvy. In the interval, the ship Bertha Marion has arrived at Liverpool, with some severe cases on board, the exact number ot which has, however, not as yet transpired, as the authorities at that port are normally, and perhaps wisely, reticent on this subject. It appears to be uncertain whether a Board of Trade inquiry will take place, the officials of this board having many and multifarious duties to perform. We feel perfectly confident, and write advisedly, that, unless legislative remedies are speedily brought forward and applied, it will be necessary to create a scurvy" depart- ment at Whitehall, so vigorously does this disease now inorease and multiply among the seamen of our mercan- tile marine.—British Medical Journal. MURDER BY A BLIND (MAN.—A shocking murder took place in London on Friday morning. A blind man, named Holland, the keeper of a lodging-house in Golden- lane, St. Lube's, had a quarrel with his wife, and in- striking at her he hit their infant, which she held in her arms, and killed it on the spot. The woman, who had only been confined about a month, received several severe blows. The father was taken before the police magis- trate at Clerkenwell in the course of the day, and re- manded. SHOCKING STARVATION OF A BOY AT BROMLEY.—Oo Friday an inquest was held at Bromley, on the holi, of a boy named William Conde, the son of a stevedore, I who died apparently from starvation and neglect of so terrible a kind, that though twelve years of ago his body only weighed 201b. 12oz. The father of the boy was called, and said he had been out of work for two months, and was in receipt of parish relief. The boy was taken ill some months ago and died on Saturday. In the course of his further evidence the witness answered in such a manner that at length the coroner ordered him out of the room. Some evidence having been taken as to the cruel treatment of tbe boy by his step-mother and his wretched appearance, the inquiry waa adjourned for the attendance of other witnesses. for the attendance of other witnesses. THE JAMAICA PROSECUTIONS.—Further proceedings were taken on Saturday in respect to the charge of j. wilful murder" against General Nelson and Lieutenant Brand. After some explanatory evidence from previous witnesses the magistrate was addressed by Mr. Hftnoeo, Q.Ü., and Mr. Bristow, on behalf of the accused, and by Mr. Fiizjamea Stephen in reply. Sir Thomas Henry said that these able and elaborate arguments proved conclusively that there were doublful questions of law an,] disputed matters of fact which he could not under- take to deci 'e or to reconcile. He therefore comnaitted the ao,us d for trial at the April session, admitting them to bail as before. It is understood that the case will be removed by writ of certiorari to the Court of Queen's Bench; and it is tumouretl thitt it will be a trial at bar" before four of the judges and a jury. How TO DEAL WITH THB Inisu LABOURERS.—At A meeting ot the Queen's County Independent Club, the Kev. Dr. Magee, Roman Catholio clergyman of Strad- bally, has delivered a speech in condemnation of the practice of landlords in driving off the labouring class trom their estates to lodge, amid squalor and vice, in the lanes of towns. It was a policy which did not really keep down the poor rate, and it injured the farmer, for such labourers were unfit for his purposes. It was an insane policy, and it bad sbowo itself in horrible dis- orders." He instanced the Earl of Bessborough as a landlord who acted differently. On the Carlos estates he had placed a labourer's family on every eighty acres if grass laud. To each be gave an acre or half an acre of land at the rent of the adjoining farm. The labourer paid II a year for his cottage, and another Xi for his land aodtbere was conaequeutiy there neither beggary 1 '101 rebellion. An appeal to the House of Lords has been lodged in the case of Mrs. Ryves, who claims to be the Princess Olive of Cumberland. MURDER liEAR BARNSLEY.—At the Barnsley police- court, on Friday, Joseph Juhb was charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth Jubb. Tbe woman died a few days ago under very suspicious circumstances, the neighbours deposing to the frequent quarrels between prisoner and his wife, and a post mortem examination showing marks of blows as if from the kick of a boot on the abdomen. The deceased was pregnant, and fre- quently complained of the prisoner's ill-treatment, and of feeling great pain in the abdomeu immediately before her death. The marks on the deceased woman's stomach corresponded with the nails in the prisoner's boot. He was committed for trial. THE CHOLERA AT JERSEY.—This malady is still con. tinuing to rage in the town of St. Helier's, Jersey, though, happily, not to the extent that was dreaded, nor with the maligancy with which it commenced its ravages. The sanitary committee and the medical Board have issued.a joint report, in which the total number of cases is set down at 97. Of these, three are reported as cured, 42 dead, and 52 remaining under treatment. This favourable report has tended greatly to tranquilise the public mind, and calm the fears which were being ex- cited among all classes. Meanwhile, it is of importance to remark that some doubts are entertained as to whether the disease is really what it is described to be. The medical men are not all agreed as to its being cholera, whilst the dissentients are unable to give any explanation as to the nature or cause of the disease. At a meeting of the States (the island parliament) his Excellency Mayor General Brake Cuppage, the lieut. governor, announced that the military' medical officers, who had had some acquaintance with Asiatic cholera in its worst types, were convinced that the disease was not choiera, as the cases that have occurred were wanting in many of the prominent features of Asiatic cholera. The troops are confined to the garrison as a measure of precaution, and no civilians are permitted to enter the military quarters, FRENCH MARRIAGES.—The censns of the population of France for 1866 has now been made public. It is clear, that this population is neither diminishing nor stationary, as has been so often carelessly asserted. It has increased (without including Savoy and Nice) by about 1,300,000 in the last ten years; amounting now to upwards of 37,000,000. This is not quite half the English rate of increase; it about equals that of Scot- land. But then from Scotland, as well as from England, there is a continual and considerable emigration; from France scarcely any emigration at all. This augmen- tation, therefore, must be taken as comprising the whole natural growth. On tbe other hand, the length of life in France is continually increasing, or (which is the same thing) the death rate diminishing. The slowness of increase is therefore wholly owing to diminution in the number of births, relatively to population. The proportion of illegitimate to legitimate births in France has not varied for the last forty years, nor have mar- riages diminished; so that the problem is simple. The chief reason of the small number of births in France appears to be merely the remarkable, and increasing, lateness of marriages. If we can trust the "Annuaire du Bureau des Lonbitudes," the average age at which men marry in Franca is now thirty years and a half; women at twenty-six. The Registrar-General's report of 1866 does not contain any similar calculation for England; but it appears that not less than 20 per cent. of the females married in this country nndertwenty-one. THE PARIS EXHIBITION.—The brilliant success which was predicted for the Paris Exhibition does not appear so certain as was the case some time since. The building in which the Exhibition is to be held is declared to be a sad failure. The House of Commons, and the public too, have been taken by surprise at the demands made upon foreign exhibitors for the cost of fitting up the spaoe allotted to them. Several nights last week at- tempts were made in the House of Commons to learn something of the manner in whiob the vote for the Ex- hibition was to he applied. It now appears that the Executive" is doing things in the grandest style. It has taken a splendid mansion in the Champs Elysees, in which there are forty beds and general accommoda- tion for forty-seven secretaries. For the maintenance of this modest establishment about .£32,000 is asked for under the head of management" and office ex- penses," which is nearly as much as the entire expenses incurred in connection with the last Paris Exhibition. Then there is X2750 for the Royal Commission and £ 12,000 for the jurors, making altogether £406,750 for personal expenses of which, however, we are told, the jurors themselves are to have only £42:>0 amongst them, the rest of the £ 12,000 going nobody knows where at present. It is intolerable that all this should be per- mitted. FAVOURITE DAYS FOR MARRIAGE.—The latest reports of the Registrar-General of England and Scotland show that no two nations could differ more widely than do the English and the Scotch with regafd to the choice of days of the week for marriage. The Scottish report states that the favourite day for marriage in Scotland is the last day of the year, provided it does not fall on a Saturday. No marriages are celebrated on Sunday in Scotland, while in England it is the favourite day of the week for marriage, 32 per cent. of the marriages being contracted on that day. Monday is a favourite day in both countries. Saturday in England is the third day of the week in order of selection for marriage. 17 per cent. occurring on that day; but in Scotland no true Scot will marry on a Saturday, nor, indeed, begin any work of importance. With the Scot Saturday is an un- lucky day for marriage, and he is impressed with the superstitious belief that if be married on a Saturday one of the parties would die before the expiry of the year, or that, if both survived, the marriage would prove unfruitful. Hence it happens that Sunday and Saturday, the two favourite days for marriage in England, are blank days for marriage in Scotland. Friday is the day on which the English do not marry, but iu Scotland it is one of the favourite days for marriage. A LONG-SUFFERING MILKMAN.—On Friday an inquest was held in Nortb-street, Walworth, repecting the death of Mary Guest, aged 65, of Sun-street, East-lane. The deceased was for many years well-known in the locality from her singularly eccentric habits. She bad been for about 25 years accustomed to go round with milk, closely following a milkman, who it is understood for- merly promised her marriage, but broke bis vow. Not- withstanding the magistrates and police have been ap- pealed to, it appears to have been ineffectual, she perti- naciously continuing to dodge his steps till within two days of her being found dead in her room. Her attire was of the most extraordinary and remarkable descrip- tion. It consisted of an old and conspicuously large black silk bonnet, a very ample cloth cloak of the same colour, a black stuff dress, exceedingly full, and shoes very large and stout. After death Thomas Cooke, the officer, made a rigid search of ber room, but although she was possessed of about £700 some years since, only a few shillings were discovered on this occasion. Some stays she had long worn could not be found, but there was an immense quantity of clothing found, amongst which, in addition to many dresses, were no less thau 40 flanuel petticoats, besides 11 which she were, as also pieces of dragget, and 15 pieces of flanoel bound rounl her head. It is not known whether she left any rela- tives, but she bad made a will without naming any amount, in favour of Mr. Garden, with a proviso that he should provide her funeral. It is believed her death was acceleratod by the reeAnt severe weather.—The jury returned a verdict of Nataral death." THE CHESTER ENGINEER AND THE FENIANs.-The Manchester Examiner makes a curious statement re- specting the alleged Fenian assault on the engineer ef the Chester Waterworks. A meeting of the directors was called tj consider what course should 'be taken for the discovery of the supposed perpetrators of the out. rage, but as the engineer was able to appear before them, and—considering that he had been left for dead for some hours a few nights ag«—looking so well, the investigatiou took another turn. His hat, upon ex- amination, was found to be cut nearly into ribbons, out noutt of these cats had reached even his scalp; his face was plastered in about half a dozen pi 'ces, but be complained that his greatest injuries were of an internal character. Doubt of tine truth of the whole affair, how- ever, had taken hold of the gentlemen of the board, and it was found upon a more minute examination that the white plasters, which ran in all directions and im- parted such a ghastly appearance to his face, merely covered a few scratches which might have been caused by the ntdis of a woman. It has since been found that su 'h is the fa -t, and the engineer has been suspended. Toø engineer has sinac written a letter denying the en- tire statement of the Examiner. THE KtPEBoR OUTWITTED.—Mr. Disraeli, says the Spectator, ha* done a yery adroit, very bold, and ex- ceedingly creditable thing. The Blaeas collection of gems, which is simply invaluable, was in the market in Paris, and he sent over Mr. Newton—the artist employed to disinter C-nidoti-tv examine the collection for the Museum. Hearing, however, that it was necessary to be quick, as the Kriiperor of the French was proposing to bid. the Chancellor of the Exchequer took the whole responsibility on himself, ordered the money, £ 48,000, to be paid at Ollce. and 011 Monday, threw himself upon the House. Mr. tiliidstone, of course, supported him warmly, and tha vote passed without a division, but had -\1r. Disraeli only ventured to tell the story all it realiy occurred he would have doubled his popularity. It is not often that nn Emperor is outstripped, out-generalled and outbid in his own capital, and Louis Napoleon will henceforward know that a Constitutional Minister is not invariable manacled by red tape. di»atchedWfrn estimated number of valentines clSe ao n tm °n- dellvered in Loudon this year was C1068 UP f) two million, yielding an amount of postage j considerably above £ 13,000. buthef^ur MD1NAUY Mr" Thomas dries', hutcher, Churcli-iane, BriM.u, has in his possession a "f" «" weifetit of 70 score u measures in leostb t'ft. 610., round the loin fr. lin., and behind the shoulders 6ft, 8in. DEATH FROM FALLINC, ON A CHISEL. On Saturday night as a joiner and cabinet maker, named Robert Nixon, was going along Fig Tree-lane, Sheffield, he staggered and fell on a joiner's chisel, which he bad in c his side pocket, and which pierced his body. severing: one of the main arteries. He was removed tJ the Public Hospital and Dispensary, but died within half-an-hour after his admission. COAL CUTTING BY MACHINERY.-Witb a view to en. courage the development of coal-cutting by n^chincrv, the association of colliery proprietors of South Lan shire and Cheshire have decided to offer three prizes to the inventors of the best machines for the purpose The machines submitted for competition fire to be supplied not laier than November 1st, ar.d they will then be practically tested 10 the collieries before a committee appointed by the association for the purpose. Tha committee will by this means ascertain which machines are most suitable to the requirements of the trade and prizes of X500, £200, and 1100 respectively will be awarded to the three best. THE DISFRAN-.Hi-ED According to tie Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement on Monday night, the boroughs whieu aro to be asked to give up one of their seats, and which have a less population than 7,000 each, are Lichfield (city), Dorchester, Hert-" ford, Ddvizes, Great Marlow, Bodmin, Cirencester, Matdon, Huntingdon, Ripen (city), Ludiow, Tewkesbury* Leominster, Andover, Knuresborough, Lymington. Richmond (York-fhire), Harwich, Marlborough, Eves- ham, Wells (city), Thetford, and Honiwo-in all twenty. three, which, with seven to be had from the proposed disfranchisement of Lancaster, Great Yarmouth, Reigate, and Totnes, will make tbe thirty seats to be redis- tributed. ANOIENT FRANCESES.—A return, moved by Mr. Sand- ford, was issued on Monday, giving in alphabetical order the, boroughs of England and Wales previous to the Reform Bill of lisSS. It shows an extraordinary diver- sity of franchises. For the most pått the suffrage was in the hands of freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants paying scot and lot, and not receiving parochial relief There were, however, many exceptions. At Bath the franchise was limited to the Major, <-ioht aldermen, and twenty-four common councillors, while at Bedford house- hold suffrage prevailed, and at Preston the suffrage was vested" in all the inhabitants at large." At Bucking- ham the bailiff and twelve burgesses returned the members of Parliameat.ar.d at Yarmouth, in the Isla of Wight, this privilege was limited to twelve aldermen and one burgess. FENIANISM.—The Fenian excitement has now nearly subsided. A search was made through Killarney on Sunday for arms, but it does not appear that any were discovered. General Horsford has returned from his tour of inspection, and it seems that he has failed in obtaining any tidings of the leader of the recent move- ment. The facilities for escape must be very great indeed when from one to two hundred armed men can elude the observatiou of both the military and the police. A rumour got abroad in Dublin on Saturday that one of the men captured when attempting to land surreptiti. ously from a col ler vessel whilst she was sailing into the harbour was none other than James Stephens him- self. Although the men are considered important members of the confederecy, the arch-conspirator is not one of them. THE LATE DECISION AS TO TRADES UNIONS.—A crowd- ed meeting of members of trades unions was held at Exeter Hall, on Friday, being convened by the Societj (,f Amalgamated Engineers, to take into consideration the recent decision in the Court of Queen's Bench, the Royal commission for inquiry into the conduct of trades unions, and Mr. Heate-s bill (uow in parliament) for giving protectIon to their funds. Mr. W. Newton oc- cupied tbe chair, and said that the recent decision J Wfe„ u so°,eJtie8. and gave no protection to fands, as they bad been told that any one having possession of their funds, coul i devote them to hi, own purposes without legal liability. The following resolu- tions were passed That in the opinion of this meet- ing the recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench in the case of Hornby v. Clase' virtually destroys tbe protection which trade societies have enjoyed since the passing of the friendly Societies' Act, and takes froin them the privileges the legislature intended to give in the passing of that measure. It therefore calls upon all trade societies to support a requisition to the Home Secretary in favour uf Mr. Neate's bill," and That, ia the opinion of this meeting no commission of inquiry into the doings of trade societies can give satisfaction to the working classes unless they be represented on the commission by members of their own order; and that, as the Royal commission appointed to inquire into the transactions of trades unions contains no such direct representation, we feel bound to express our disappoint- ment and regret that the commission has not been mora equitably oomposed." The proceedings then terminated. A WELSHPIJOL WEDDING.—On Thursday, Mr. Thomas Jones, a well to-do farmer, living noir Welshpool, was committed for trial on a charge of feloniously killing Mr. Robert Morris, also a farmer and a neighbour of the prisoner. On Friday week the prisoner and deceased had been at a wedding at Llansaintfraid, and at mid- night were returning borne in company with another farmer named William Morris, all three being very tipsy. When they started from Llansaintfraid deceased was riding on horseback, the prisoner and Mr. William Morris driving in a gig, but at some point of the road the deceased appears to have changed places with Mr. William Morris. The latter person, however, knows nothing further of the events of the night than that somewhere about two o'clock in the morning be awoke and found himself sitting on horseback at his own stable door. Meanwhile the prisoner and the deceased had driven on to a place where the road diverges, leading on one side to the house of the prisoner, and on the other to that of the deceased. Both men left the gig, and the prisoner accompanied the deceased about fifty yards on his way home, where a desperate scufile er,sued, wbieb ended in the deceased being thrown face down- wards into a ditch. The noise of the fight awone a labourer who was asleep in a cottage close by, and gett. ing up he was just in time to save Morris from being drowned. The deceased was assisted to walk home, where he died on Sunday night from the dreadful in- juries he had received from the prisoner. On the morning following the fight neither the deceased nor the prisoner had the slightest idea of the cause of their quarrel. the coroner's jury, upon whose verdict tbe prisoner was committed, were not able to arrive at a de- cision till a late hour on Thuts 'ay night, several of the jurors being strongly in favour of a verdict of wilful murder. THE COLONIAL BISHOPS.-It is stated that there are nine, if not eleven, colonial bishops in England, who ought to be iu their dioceses, not reckoning tbe Bishop of Calcutta and those consecrated with hi n. At the re- cent ceuference of bishops at Lambeth Palace, tbe bishops of the following coloniai sees were present, viz.: -Montreal, Newfoundland, Adelaide, Kingston, Antigua, Brisbane, Nelson, Dunedin, and Bishop Tozer, of the Central African Mission. One of them revisits England after but a year and a half since his last visit, and that another has been absent between two and three years from his diocese, and as yet makes no sign of resigna- tion, or of his intended return to his colonial scene of episcopal duty. T,o others were consecrated nearly six months ago, ami stiil remain in this country. On the other hand it should in justice to the colonial epis- copate be noted that the new Bishop of Calcutta has during the past week given a conimeudable example to his brother colonial prelates in leaving this country for his Indian diocese in less than a fortnight from the day of his consecration. It is to be hoped that Drs. Aifor.t aud Sawyer, who were consecrated at the same time with the Bishop of Calcutta as Bishops of Victoria and Grat. ton, will emulate the promptitude of the metropolitan of India, and proceel without unnecessary delay to their distant spheres of labour. The most anomalous and l,ast defensible t'a,e nf an absentee colonial bishop is that of Dr. Aubrey Spencer, who returned finally to England some ten or twelve years ago, and was permit- red by the Colonic! Office authorities (Sir George Grey being at the time Secretary of Stat'), to devolve his episcopal duties npon his an beeacon, Dr. Courtenay. consecrated in 1856 as bishop-csadjiitor of Kingston. By this arrangement the episcopal stipend of X'3,000 a year from the Consolidated Fund (there being no retir- ing allowance to a bishopon resigning the see of Jamaica), was divided in the following way £ 1,600 a year was appropriated to the bishop-coadjutor who performs the episcopal duties of the diocese; and £1,400 a year was reserved for payment to the absentee Bishop of Jamaica, permanently settled at Torquay. The natural and pre- per solution of every such case of an invalid bishop, in- capacitated by long service, or by failure of health in an insalubrious climate, from the further discharge of his duties, is to resign the emoluments of his see, and tbtts to make room for an effective successor. A good arhae ensure# recommendation." The correctness of this proverb is proved by purchasers recommending any a-ticle of domestic consumption that is truly cheap an v eil air good ;n quality. The perfect purity and cheapness of Hvrniman's ten has secured its present large sale and constant recommen- dation from family to family. It is abtainable in most towns, but as there are spurious imitations, it is nee-lful to see that llomiman and Co.'s signature is on each packet.