REMARKABLE TRIAL OF A YOUNG LADY. The Baltimore Sun, of .May 8, reports the following remark- able "euatioll" case:- The trial of Miss Martha J. Cairnes for the murder of Nicholas .J\l'\)o!liHI', her lover, which is now in progress here, is the all absorbing theme of conversa- tion in Harford Co., Maryland. The court-house is thionged by per,otis from the most remote parts of the county. In consequence of the dilapidated condition of tue county gaol, the county authorities did not regard it as a fi. place in which to coi-fine a female prisoner, slid Miss t'airijes ba,3 accordingly been placed ui-,ou her parol-, ami has her quarteis at Glen's Hotel, where ac- commodation has been provided lor her by her friends. She is under no surveillance whatever, eats at the public table and moves in and out of her room at pleasure, and has been in the habit of promenading and shopping 011 the streets until this week. She is escorted to aiiti fi om tltt court-house by Sheritt Young, leaning upon his arm as any other lady, and left by him at the hotel with a polite how. UponMissCairnesenteringthecourt- room the dense crowd divides, and with the utmost re- spect makes a passage way for her to th,, ijibide of the bar. At the bar she is constantly in the receipt wt expressions of kindness from sympathising friends and well-wishers. She wears a plain but neat light purple dress, lilac kid gloves, white bonnet and ribbons, and seems neither to court nor avoid observation. The large majority of the community uphold her, and •ount confidently upon her acquittal, contending that -he Wit'! fu'ly jus'itie'¡ ill ber acri"u. When the trial •n-mally c >mmenced, Atturnev-iGeneral Jones opene,. rhe case on the partol the prosecution, the three judges t),-i iig all or) the b,(:Ii. The learned Attorney-Genera uiade a calm ami dispassionate aryuun nt, picturing th dangers to society if the wanton sliying of a hutnar ;>eing, in defiance of law was to go uit!-t b H-my W. Ai ch-r, on the part of the defence, made nost impassioi.eil and tl qllent address, appealing to he feelings of the jury in such a manner as to draw t-are, not only from some of them and the prisoner, lur r. na many of the "pctatllr, and even to sensibly affect he bench" and the bar. Ttie defence will claim tha the accused was iusane at the tim- of the- commission if the a.ct and for some time previous, on account of treatment, towards her. To-night Miss t'airnes held fJllie a levee at her hotel, visitots of both sexes constantly coming and going, and almost all proffering encouragement. She was in fine spir ts. \b"ut ten o'clock she waF Serenaded, as Was also t e jury sittiup' in her case, wio are quartered at Mr-, ^sh'on's. The trial concluded ou Saturday evening. The jllry, after an absence of five minutes, brought in a verdict of "Not Guilty."
THE LOSS OF THE "ABBATUCCI." A letter from 'Rome gives some details of the loss of f-lie steamer AKboturci. between Marseilles and Civita Vecchia. Tl,e wl'itersay. I have just read the report of the captain of the Abbatucci, a oil the logs of his sil P. Atter having been run into by the .Norwegian col ie,, which, thom h it was a fo'-rgy night, had too lightsout, the captain of the Abbatiteci ordet-ed foiir men to man a boat and board the cllier to ask for help. Thirteen sailors out of a crew of fifteen jumped into the boat, reached the collier fa'i.ly, and never returned. The colli-r went on its way without even attempting to aid or approach the ship it had doomed to de-trucfion. The Abbatucci. was i wo hours ami a half sinkine Alth usrh the tires were burning to the very last, and the engineer and stokers remained on board, and the Italian coast was but a couple oi mile* off, the captain appears not to have thought of lUll. oine his ship aground on the sands No attempt was nnde to save the passengers. There were six y barrels of petroleum on board which nught have been emptied, tied together, and used as a 11 .at. but to one seems to have thought of them except a Zouave, who threw one barrel overboar.l and him- self after it, but as several people followed him they capsized it and were drowned. Just before the ship settled down for her filial plunge a number of ladles rushed up to the bridge between the paddle-boxes. It gave way. Most of the ladies fell through the skylight into the fire of the their dresses ignited, and several of them were burned to death. The captain writes:—"Seeing that all was lost, I called out, Sauve qui vi ut, et pour rionner rtxemp I jumped overbo .rd." He got hold of a spar, and was soon affe picked up by another N rweLian merchantman. It bore down in time to rescue two sailors and some male pas- seng-rs, who were swimming and fl-oali g about. All the ladies and all the children, without an exception, were lost A milJion ami a half of francs, be ng a present for the Pope, also went to the bottom. Another correspondent writes that among the pas- sengers were the French In tend ant-General Cauchois and the Pontifical Consul at Marseilles, one of the most zealous and able functionaries in the service of the Holy See. Both these offictrs are among the number drowned; and the consul, who was the ruling power of all the Legitimist committees in France, is a loss that cannot be replaced.
FRAUDULENT WINDING OF WOOL. The President of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce has add/essed the following circular to the various Chambers of Agricultnre in the country The Council of the Bradford Chamber of Com- merce have hail for years past brought under their notice cases of negligent or f ralll lulell t winding of wool, frtim which disputes of an unpleasant nature have arisen. The Council have, therefore, decided (oil the recommendation of their Wool Supply Committee) to lSi-ue this circular, calling the attention of all flock-mas- ters to the injury caused to their own interests wherever such pract ces exist. Wool is som- times shorn in places containing chopped straw or chaff, when par tide" of the la' t.er#get mixed, and cannot afterwards be separated from the wool, to the great deterioration of its value but tile Council refer more particularly to cases of a more reprehensible character. Thus, loss arises from the sheep not being proptrh docked or clairged before clipping from dockings and cots being sometimes wound up in the fl-ecex and from want ot proper attention ill cleaning the fl-eces when clipping, so as to keep them free tr m tar, stones, -a.nd, eaith, clay, dung, t-traw, grass, and other substances. This, which many years ago it was found necessary to guard agJoirst by special Acts ot Parliament, frequently leuiains und.scovered for months, until the wool gon into consumption, and a notion has prevaled that by the Repeal of these Acta of Parliament the buyer has been deprived of his legd remedy. The Bradford Chamber of Commerce I ave, however, in conjunction with the Worsted Committee of Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Cheshire, taken the opinion of an eminent counsel on this matter, and they are assured that the purchaser of such wool has a remedy at common law quite as effective as he formerly had by statute. Actions have been brought, and damages recovered, both in the Assize and County Courts. It is to be hoped that flockmasters will take due precautions against the recurrence of these acts of negligence on the part of their servants, which tend to destroy that confidence which should exist between the growers and consumers of wool.
REMARKABLE BLQUEST. The following letter appeared in The Times la-t Friday, and it is with much pleasure we re-publish it I think the public in g-.ner*), and the army in particular, wil be interested in the following fact:- At the meeting of the Weekly hoard of the General Hospital to-tlav. Mr. Martin Pjeston attended as execu or of the late Mr Frederick Attenborough. with a copy of his will, by which lie leave, to the Hospital the sum of £ 4,'2u0 Consols. Mr Pivston stated that Mr. Attenborough had been all in- patient of the hospital some fifty-three years since, and con- sidered that to the kill and kindness there shown him he owei his lie; and that, to show his gratitude, lie wished to leave to the hospital all the savings of his many yt arm. Mr. At'enKorongh, after leaving the hospital, enlisted in the 3td Dragoon Guards, and served in th t regiment as a private for 83 yea, s and six months. On his discliar, e he was presented w,tll a service of plate by the officers of the legi- 1IIellt "a a mark of their approbation of his conduct and character." Since his dischiOge he has been iving a ietired li e iu Nottingham with a pension of is. 4id. a-day. Tne who e of his munilcent legacy to the hospital has been accu- mulated hy caretul saving • n illg a period of ii years. I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient, set vant, FRANCIS Morsi. tt. Mary's Vicarage, Nottingham, May 19.
EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE. At the Hctford county magistrates' bench on Saturday Mr ,T..lm L< nee. of the i.d/iiio St"ck-E.\«.h«iu:e. unit of A»i- wtck Manor, I-it e (I was charged with as aultiiig and beat ing Aii.e:Ui;i Piior, hi* housemaid. It appeared from the htatements of the complainant and several of h-r fellow-servants, that on the night nl S the 8th jnst, Mr. and Mrs. Brllce came dew" jur" tl. cl]lIf'r\ and, ca.!Jiiog' tht' cook out (,f the k,td,etl, t,,¡,[ htr t}¡lI.t the complainant bad ¡.p"ker disrespecfully ot h-r. The cook said Mile co",d n..t b.ijve it, alld tf.e I.laiut.if! weTJt int. the I'Icnllf-ry t b r- rrn-tress and told h r she was a wicked w,inian for telling such liiitru'h* of her. Upon thin, Mr. T U e said, I wdl settle her," and, rushing at the com jildnant. struck her across the face and knocked hei down. 0-i I er gett'ng up he struck her again, and she then struck hun twice in her own defence. Aftenhat. 1 r J '>f 11,e kltoekerl h..1' down agltiu aud on htc'I' at.' em pt ing to get up, he kicked her three times. While she Wa,. lying. half insensible, she heard Something sa-d about, her being iu a ti', to which her mintres- leplied. UiI, T,te" milld. Johul'y de.lr, "he i. olJI. I-'rer.t-lll1. ing that is how the othets have gone on." Mr. B-uce then wmt out of the room, but goon returned, and ordered the complainant to get up, and threw water and beer over her. He also threatened to take her up and put her tinder the pump. Ultimately he lifted her ut). and she lay down on her bed all night, but could Dot sleep, being in great pain. EAY-ly next ixiorinitil,, the went to the Hatfield police-station, where inspector Chapman gave her shelter, and in the course of the day he sent a policeman with her to Mr. Bruce to ask for her boxes. The inspector stated that the complainant was much exhansiit vihen she came to him, that there were brut-e* on her face, and that she said she was afraid to go to Mr. Biuce's by herself. O,b--r evidence was given to show that, the defendant, on finding that th- girl's friends were respectable peoi le, offered to compromise the affair, but that the offer wa- refused. A solicitor who appeared for the defendant said he Was instructed that it was the complainant who as- saulted his client. He merely atteid p, t-d to remove her from the room, which she refused to leave after she had ins lted Mrs. Bruce, when the girl new at him like a fury. There was then some sort of a struggle, and the girl fell. He would prove these facts at the next meet- ing of the Bench, as he intended to apply for a sum- mons against the complainant. The magistrates having consulted for some time, the chairman said they considered the charge had been fully proved, and one of their number waa of opinion I that the case was one in which they ought to commit the prisoner without the option of paying a fine. The majority, however, thought d ff,rentiv, and the rle- cision of the Bench was that the defendant should pav a fine of £10. The money was paid. The dtfendant's solicitor then applied for a summons against Angelina Prior, which the magistrates refused.
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY. A shocking murder of a wife was committed on Sunday, at Ashburnham, near Hastings. Adjacent the village is a quantity of land called" Gardener's Paim," which is farmed by an old man named Stubber- held and his son Jeremiah. The son, who is married, and about forty years old, has a separate residence at), -ut sixty yards from that of his patent. On Satur- day evening there were living in the same houje with the SnIl, him wife Matilda, their son, Mary D-eprose (a compani..n to Mrs Stubber fidd), and sereral farni- labourers and domestic servants. The boy, eight years old, who occupied the same room as his parents, staret3 that early on Sunday morning, whilst it was scarcely light, he saw his father kneeling upon his mother, and squeezing her throat. Hearing his mother say "Oh feebly, and as if in pain, he said to his father, You're hurting zuothet, "You hold your tongue, lepli d the father, I'm only tickling tier Tne boy again m ide a similar remark, upon which his father said that if he didn't bold his tongue he would See to him S uI.bertield then dressed him-elf, and having kissed his wife and child, took his coat over his arm, and went flown stairs. The boy then immediately aroused the other inmates of the house. In the mean- time. Miss Deeprose. havii g heard a moaning noise in the Stubberfields' bedroom, and thinking something was the matter had gone to the father's house for assistance. On her return in about ten minutes she met Jert-m ah Stubberfield at the door, as he was about to leave the house, and tried to prevent his escape, but did not succeed in doing so, although she struggled with him for some minutes. Jaines Honeysett a carter, who was one of the firgt persons aroused by the boy, got up directly, and went into the bed-room, where he found Mrs. S'ubbertield lying in the bed dead. Healso says he heard a "pretty smart" struggle in the yard that he went there im mediately, and found Miss Deeprose exhausted by her efforts to detain Mr. Siubbertield. Several other persons were soon in the bed-room of the murdeied woman, and Dr. Simmonds, who lived a mile and a half distant, was at once sent for. It was six o'clock when that gentleman reached the house, and there being no appeaiance of a striiggle, he, was first, led to su. pose that deceased had died su, idetily from natuial cans s. Au examination of the neck, however, revealed marks, and the doctor then came to the o inion that. the w< m*n had been murdered. The police were then communicated with, alln were quickly on the spot, but Stubi.ertield was not. to be found. It, is said that he had been in a state of mind liowe tune. He had been married nine y, at, was much respected, and understood to have lived very happily with his wife.
SAD END OF A CENTENARIAN. A painful feeling haa been induced in Bristol and its neighbourhood by the death of a wi iow wom.,n name 1 Jones, who, after living to an age considerably exceeding 100, and it is believed 108 years. di. d on bund .y in the Bristol Royal Infirmary from the tffects of ;-It ac, ident which befel her on the previous Tuesday. The old woman had lieeu blessed with so good a share ol health that up to the time of the mishap which re.-ulted in her death she was enabled to attend to her household and other duties. She was in humble circumstauces, and n sided in a small cot-age on I a country district si uate about two miles from the city. Attached to her c .ttage Was a little garden, and her condition may e conceived from trie circumstance th it she worked at it herself, and kept it in a very tidy state. Oil Tuesday ttie old lady cleaned up her cottage, and having put. together the spent ashes she carried them out on to the common. III i-, nioviiig them itis supposed that a spark from the fiie must have caught the skiit of her gown, for she had riot beeu long out in the free air before she perceived that she was oil fire. Tile p or old v-oman screamed and calied for assistance, and happily she Was nveiheard by ber great-grandson, a man or sixty years of age, WHO ran to her assistance, and succeeded after a time in extinguishing the fire. Before he could do so, however, t,he poor cieature was badly burnt on the legs and about the body. She was put to bed in her cottage, and every attention paid to her, and it was hoped at first that she was getting bttter. On thutsday, however, she appeared worse, and her friends were advis-d to send litr to Bristol, to the P.yal Infirmary, which they did, and "be received the attention of the ined c d st if and nursing of that esta- blishment. Her appetite kept up, and almost to the 18 h r fiicnd- hoped to see. her brought round again. Oil S aurday, however, she got worse, and on Sunday brea,t,hed her last. Her death was purely the result of accident.
THE LATE LORD BROUGHAM. A Correspondent of The Times, signing himself "An English traveller," writes :— In lately passing through Cannes I visited the cemetery wllere 1 e.t, the r"ail1< 01 a great man. 1 was much struck wn li the severe magnificence of the monument, placed over 1 lie g ave 01 Loid brougham hy the p e ent lord. It is a sin pie bu gig ntic cros* of granite, I should say between 20 a, CL 3-) fe-t in i,eight, with no ornament, and lio inscription, only the name, birth, and death, thus :— "HENRICTS BROVGHAM, NATVS MDCCLXXV1II DECESSIT MOCjCLXVIII." Nothing more was necessary, and nothing; can be in better taste. 1 culd not leave the spot without asking myself this ques- tion :—Has England so entirely forgotten the memory of one of her most illustrious sons? 111110 memorial to be placed, either m the Abitey or elsewhere, to record how much, not lug ana alone, but the human race, owe to him ?
The DETECTION of IRISH MURDERS. At a meeting of the magistrates of Westmeath, after the nmrder < f Mr AnketeIl, stationmaster at Muliiupar, the foil .wing suggestions were unanimously agreed to, and they have siuoe been presented to the Ljrd Lieutenant of Ire- la.nd 1. To extend the laws which authorise compensa- tion for malicious injuries to property to compensation for malicious injuries to the person. "2 To levy the compensation by a house-tax from all ciasrex of occupiers m the district concerned, and to let it be collected specially by the police. 3. to give the Kxecutive the power at once of enabling the magistrates and constabulary of any dis- trict, upon requisition setting forth the necessity of the case, after information on oath, to search all suspected plates, at any time, for arms (whether licence bus been given to the paities or not), as well as for documents tiiai. might lead to the detection of any conspiracy to ii-i-iii,i(ia e or murder; and the power of arresting paities strongly suspected of participation in such crimes, under warrant of the Lord-.Lieutenant, without relief of Habeas Corpus. 4. To 01 g unze a detective force for the several dis- trics, such having been found available in the Fei i in consp racy and further, to intrust resident magist>ates with iunds for the purpose of acquiring iniormatioii of intended as well as perpetiated crimes. "5. I n levy the rate charged when extra police are sent down to any district in consequence of outrage, in the manie way as we have suggested for the compensa- tion for injuries to the person."
PROSPECTS OF EMIGRANTS IN CANADA. The following letter, written by Mr. John A. Donaldson, the chief emigration agent at Toronto, has been sent for publication, and may interest some of our readers Domestic servants of all classes are most wanted, and if von could only make them aspecialty you would be doing a last- ing favour to the lady part of our community. Even the hetter classes that are receiving hiiih wages in England would do well to come here on the chance of getting married to the young farmers and tradespeople I have had no less than nine girls married out of my own house iu five years t farmers'sons, and all of them are now doing well. Our new land and homestead laws will rlo wonders for the country. To-day a man called or. me with seven of a family. Thev had a capital of between two and three thousand d liars, r directed them to the Crown lands Onlce, where he was told he cou'd h ive 200 acres of and f, r hi, self and 100 acres for lIch of his family over eighteen years of age, thus giving him IIn utate of 700 acres iu f e simple, free of charge, which, with his capital to commence opeiations, will shortly place him in a position that he could not have hoped to at- tliill at home anticipate the happiest results from our new system. It will settle our country »i h thiifty peo le and open a splendid field to the young farmers of the oil country who have to wait so long a time frequently for an opportunity to rent a high pr ced piece of laud.
THE AGRICULTURAL CROPS OF 1869. The following letter, from Mr. H J. Turner, Rich. mond, Yorkshire, appeared in The Times, of Tues- day :— The seed of all our grain having been sown we are now in a position to glance at our prospects for the coming har- vest. The weather last autumn was favourable for farm cnlture, and a greater breadth of land than usual was sown wi-h wheit in a very satisract. ry manner. Tile win er prove mild, and where the grown had been properly cultivated wte t got good hoM, tillered -ell, and up to the end of April looked generally very promising. May brought us cold north ai d east wind-, and although upon tlrst-cliss land wheat still maintains a vigorous appearance, yet upon mid- dling an strong undrained cla)s the cold weather has told very injuriously, air changed the co our of the plant from a pl, a-aiii, healthy green into a sickly yellow. It is, of curse, too elllly to forill a p e is" opinion about the wueat harvest hut two points ilia) be regarded as toler- ably cert in—t.iier • cannot, lie all e-irly liarve t, and the crop on the average cannot be a great one. hand worked toler ably w ell ior the seeding of spring crops; though in some districts it was damp and sour, tho-t crops have all branded fairly. Upon good 01,1 grass land there t. plenty of food, and after s-uch a dry -umnier as last we may confidently Jook for cipital pastme-. if the season is at all favour dile. Potatoes have been lir^ely lanted Swedes have been extensively sown in the northern countie", but me land wants unshiiie to make the seed braird stronwly. Some years ago, I, in The Tirruts, ventured the opinion that wheat would never again be dear, and beef would never again lie clo..a; The deplorable Ciril War in America, hy ,I'hdrllwtnz the h1001lr-iul! population irom the cultiYathl1 of the sod, cut off one of lie chiet f re gu sources of our wheat -iipi) y, ai d u>- own crop proving a dpflcif nt one we saw « heat at "a high ratA, There is 110 reason to tXped a iedirn of such circum- stances. The of rail ^nvsm Aiiieiitim niiii Russia has rendered ava l lble the wheat grown tntoooe districts whenc- it was previoii ly impnssi ,Ie to eet. it con- vened to feaports: and, tak-ilig into consideration the enormous quantity of grain which those and other coiin r es call now fei.d IJ. it is safe to predict the ruling f low prices for wheat, at any ale so ¡olle! as peace p", vails. Beef cannot I e increased in quantity like grain. Our own supply 01 it i., and will alwavs he. far b,lo- our wants. The pi pulation goes on rapidly increasing, and the ta-tes of the working class, with better earnings, have changed into a much greater desire f r butcher's mea<. than formerly. »nd I see 1.0 probability of su.^h food becoming I, .r in price, though it nl.gllt be slightly affected by the importation of Australian mutton if Jr. can he sent here in l >r,ie quan tit es, at a moderate price, aud realjy fit for human beings to eat.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE FRENCH DERBY. Paris at nine o'clock last Sunday morning presented nothing unusual in appearance, save a stream of vehi- cles and pedestrians proceeding in a nortb-easterlv di- rection to the tatiun ot the C o-min de Fer du Nord, where special iraijit3 bound for CnantiUy were in readi- ness. The eatly morning was somewhat unpromising, but as noon approached the sun shone brilliantly, and the hour's run to Chantilly, with the latter part of the journey through the for est, was pleasant enough. All Chantilly seemed to have turned out to welcome its visitors, and, illI usual, all the beggars from the sur- rounding districts waylaid them at the en ranee to the little wood, the footway through which leads directly on to the course. ° On entering the betting-ring behind the "tribunes" we find groups of early comecs breakfasting leisurely under the trees. The betting-men are busy preparing their lists, which they fix against the trunks of the young oaks, or mount upon staffs stuck firmly in the ground in all cases taking care to select the most shady places. Ere 1 ng the ring is crowded, and speculation is at its height. Hundred-franc notes fly about, and the chink of napoleons is incessantly heaid. Jockeys are weighed and horses saddled, and the bell rings ior the first race. The stands are crowded and the lawn in front is pretty nearly blocked. Here one may study the most rematkable toilettes. The favourite colours seem to be pale blue, pale green lavender, pink, pearl grey, and maize colour, bordered with deep white iace or bound with satin or velvet of some contrasting shade. It is in the hat alone, with its pyramid of feathers, its large bouquet of flowers, banns of velvet, and puffs of lace that one recognizes ttie extravagance of the day. Most of the lwiie- have -mall bouquets of flowers at the waist, just as most of the well-di essed men sport the orthodox rose or pink in their button holes. Immediately in front of the stands are the grandes ^curies of t.he Chateau of Chantilly, externally the most magnificent stables in the world, with their lofty entrances carved all over with prancing horses, stags brought to bay. and wild boars fleshing their tusks on too daring hounds they have accommodation for no less than one hundred and seventy-two horses To the i-i- kt, on a slight eminence and surrounded by magni- ticeut gardens, intersper-e I with broad sheets of water, is the Chateau itself; all the rest of the race- course is hemmed in by tall tr, eK, between which one has glimpses of the red-tiled roofs of the housem *f the torn. 1 he bell rings, the course is cleared, a denst crowd 1.- packed on the opposite Ride to the tribunes, where all the more novtl speculations which our French neigh- bours have imp rted into horseracing are in full force. There are the ponies, the Paris mutu-ls, and Paris enerals, with their bureaux formed of old diligence- vll ewly painte aDd furbished up, each having some ten .f twelve wire gratings through which one may thiust wo, five, ten. or twenty francs, and rece ve a bit ot • .loured cardboard in exchange. One noticed that at the twenty-franc gratings it was aiwa\ s some stj lit-h emale who i.-sued the billets. Thf crowding, elbowing, houtiog, and touting in the immediate vicinity of these vehicles is equal to anything on the Epsom course on he Derby day.
rhe UNIVERSITY of CAMBRIDGE and the EXAMINATION of SCHOOLMAS I ERS. The Syndicate appointed to consider the memorial ■rom the Scholastic Registration Association on the subject of instituting an examination for schoul- uasters consider that schoolmasters may be admitted, tinder certain condition", to many of the examinations it present held within the University with HInch hell fit to the scholastic profession and to the public at large." Accordingly they recommend,— "That the Council of the Senate be empowered, if they think tit, to admit to any one or more of the examinations comprised in the subjoined schedules any person furnishing evidence to them tr a! he has been bond fide a teacher for the three years immediately preceding his application Schedule I, The Previous Examination, the General Examination for Ordinary Decrees, the Special Ex- amination for Ordinary Degrees in Moral Science, the Special Examination for Ordinary Degrees in Natural Science, and the Special Examination for Ordinary Degrees in Mechanism and Applied Science. Schedule II.—The Mathematical Tripos, the Clas- sical Tripos, the Moral Sciences Tripos, the Natural Sciences Tripos, the Law and History Tripos. "That the names of persons passing any examination under the foregoing regulation shall not be published in the :tii-tiorized examination lists of members of the University, but in separate lists, comprising the same number of dasstS as tho-e lists, the names ill each class being arranged klpha- betically. "That every person passing any of the examinations named in Schedules I and It shall receive from the University a oerti'ica e specifying the particular examination, the subjects in which he has passed, and the class in which he was placed. That every person passing at-yof the examinations named in Schedule I I. shall he allowed to assume the title of 'Cam- bridge Literate of the class in mathematics, classic-3, moral science, natural kcience, or law aDd hi-tory,' according to the part cuiar examination or examinations in which he has passed." The report is signed thus E ATKINSOIC, Vice- Hknrt Latham. chanc 11 or. THOMAS kIARKBT. B. if. Kennedy. J, Lkmpkiekk >iamxoh>. F D %'AUHICII,. FRED IIEPPFNSTALL. WM Campion. J. RAWSON LUMBY. The Committee of the Scholastic Registration Asso- ciation have read the report, from which the above are extracts, with very great pleasure, and heartily welcome the recommendation that a three years' experience in teaching should he made sine qud non condition of ad- mission to examination. They are also fully alive to the value and necessity of a title of honour for persons who distinguish themselves in the examinations speci- fied in Schedule I I., but they suggest the adoption of Licentiate in lieu of Liberate." The further consideration of the report is postponed until the Michaelmas Term for the reason assigned in the subjoined let ter, written by a member of the Senate in reuly to an inquiry from the hon. secretary of the association "Cambridge, May:, 1S09. Dear Sir,—The Ceuncil of the Senate have postponed the settlement of our schame for examining schoolmasters until the October term. The reason of this step is that they think it will be better to await the decision of Parliament on Mr. Fnrater's bill before committing the University to a plan. Should the bill pass, it may contain provisions which would compttl us t-) revise our scheme in order to make it of any practical advantage. the S>ndi«ate was, as you know, appointed before there was any reason to expect the question would be dealt with in Parliament. Wheu appointed, it was, ot cour.-e, our duty to frllme a plan, if we could, in dii-harge of our commission. It was the province of the C.,ut-cil to say whether the sub- mission of our scheme to ttie Senate would be timdy, My- self. I think they do wisely in postponing it. I hope this will satiny your association. The plan pro- posed by the Syndicate appears in a great measure to meet the views of that body. The Council of the Senate are (le- sirous, as you see, of givit git a lair chance of use uluess, and the Senate in get eral is evidently opposed to treat the lequest of the association with the most respect/ul con- sideration. "lSe leve me, your, faithfullv Mr. Barrow Rule. Thomas Makibt."
LIABILITY OF RAILWAY COMPANIES. In the Court of Common Pleas, the cause of Black man and wife v. the London and Brighton Railway Company" has been before the Court, and was an action to recover damages for i' jurit a sustained by the female plaintiff. through falling over a weighing m ichine on the Horsham platform. At. the trial before Mr. Justice Byles the jury found for the plaintiffs for 230 and the question now was whether a rule should be made absolute to enter a nonsuit, upon the ground that there was no evidence of any negligence on the part of the company or their servants. The Lord Chief J us'ice said that a railway platform must be always, mine or less, a place of danger. There was danger of the passengeis falling from it on to the line, or over things that mus; at times encumber trie platform. Among other thii gs Ilslidy there was a weighing machine, and there was no objecu >n to a railway company having, as in this case, a moveable machine, which projected above the level of the platform. There was no evidence that this particular machine was of nn- usual cons' ruction or foim, < r tha; it was placed in a t)qosifiq)it of extraovd narv danger. It stood against the wll. it had been there for five years, and the officials had no knowledge of any accident having occurred though there was evidence at the trial that in that time four persons had stumbled over it. The evidence did not establish that the machine was an unusually dangerous one, or was placed in an unusually danger- ous pi .sitiolt. Under these circumstances it was im- to distinguish the case from that of "Cornman v. the Eas ern Counties Railway Company," in the Court. of Exciitquer, and the rule would, therefore, be absolute. Rule absolute.
The following, under the head of A Bright Ex- ample." appeared in The Times of Monday Permit me to su. plement by a few lines the letter o the Vicar of St. Mary's, Nottingham. Attenhorongh not only served in the Sr i Dragoon Guaids upwards of 32 years as a prIvate dragoon, but as me s butler, duiing which lo-g period I can safely say, with unlimited wii-e and temptation thrown in his way, he never once was seel. inebriated. He had the sole charge of the plate and wine, and I can say, "ithout fear of contradiction, that not one salt-spoon was missing, nor was one it. m in his accounts ahl., to be c' a'- lenged by the most jcrutinons mess cmrnit ee. He had several good-conduct b .dges and a medal »ud gratuity, and 'tved to end his da) s in conf rt on his peusion, and leave behind bin a name w- ich will long be remembered with res- pect by every one in his "ould corps," and ought to be an examule for young soldiers of the present day to go and do likewise. ith every respect, I am. Sir, your obedient servant, ONIR WHO bBRTE. WITH HIM. Army and Navy Club, May 21.
MEETING IN HYDE PARK OF THE "HOUSELESS POOR." Last Saturday, in accordance with An announcement which had been made in some of the London dailies, a meeting of what was therein termed the" unem- ployed and houseless poor took place at The Re- formers' Tree," Ilyde Park, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of "legislating for themselves," hereditary and misrepresentative legis- lators having hitherto failed to provide for the requir e- ments of the people. At four o'clock, the time appointed for the muster, there were scarcely more than a con pie of dozen oi that unmistakable class which nightly fill the casual wards of the metropolis, male and female, and at no time during the proceedings did the gathering exceed some fifty or sixty persons. The speakers although proclaiming their views to be based on Scriptural authority, indulged in anything but Scrip ur:d allui-ions to the powers that be. About live o'clock an indi- vidual, who gave his name as F. Riddell, mounted a oe.%t and proposed that Mr. Johnson should pre-ide, who at once t ok the position of chairman on one of the park seats. Mr. Riddell immediately mounted it, but almost as expeditiously relinqn shed his position at the com- mand ot the police Nevertheless, he continued his harangue to show that the land was the property of the people, and not of the aristocracy, who usurped if" and had robbed them of tneir birthl ihf" the title deeds to which were based upon Scripture, and would be found in the 26tb verse of the 1st chapter of the 1st Book of Genesis. They had, however, been robbed of their birthrights by the aristocracy, who—although they, the houseless poor, were called paupers—were themselves the greatest of paupers. There were thirty millions of acres of waste land in this country which bad been usurped from the people, twenty millions of acres of which, at least, were sus- ceptible of the most pejfeet cultivation, more than enough for double or even treble the population. They demanded that this should be given up to them, so as to provide them with food, and if the Government would not give it them they must legislate for them- selves and take it. If this were done there would be no pauperism and no poor. After addressing the assembly for about, half-an-hour, in the course of which a smart shower of rain compe led an adjournment under the adjacent trets, Mr. Riddle concluded by Ulovmg- That this meeting ill of opinion thtt the present sy-tlm of poor law relief is both an injustice l» the ratepayers and to thoBe relieved, and that, therefore, it ought. to be abolished, and a self-supporting system on the soil substituted instead thereof. Mr. Shaw seconded this resolution, and it was put and carried nem. con. The < hairman said, as they were disappointed in the attendance of some friends whom they had expected, he should take leave to move the next resolution himself, and it was to this effect That thh meeting calls upon the Government to at once appropriate twenty eat of the thirty millions of acres of waste and uiicnitivateii land in the I lilted Kingdom lo the use of tne unemployed on mutually advantageous terms, also 0 isme snflLieut natiollalllotes as a loan to enable them to cultivate it. It the Government would not do this for the unem- ployed poor of this country although he was not, under "dinary circumstances, an advocate for physical fore-, they must ii,e t,,at foi-ce to obtaiii it. Emigration was of no use, for it took all the bone and the muscle and the ,iiiew of the working casses awav, and left only tho useless. There was great talk about national edtica t,i--n, but the Government must first educate the bellies of the po)r before they gave them menta. ducation. The Government and the Parliament were all of one kidney, no matter what their politic- ■ li rogues together. (Loud cries of Hear, hear.' ) Two or three whole sessions had been wasted about a rubbishing Irish Church Bill, whereas the real ques- t Oil that Ireland r. quirer) was a settlement of the land question. That was the same question they must bave settled in England as well. After indulging in •xtiemelv strong language, the speaker advised that shouid a. war break out with America, unless they had immediate redress f r their grievances, they should not only aid t e Irish in an outbreak of Fenianism in Ireland, and in a raid upon Canada, but assist the Americans against the Govern men v. and Aristocracy of this country by every means in their power. Mr. Earwalier seconded the resolution in language of still greater vehemence. To- resolution was carried, and the proceedings were brought to a close.
WHOSE "SUBJECT" SHOULD "KING LANNEY" .BE! The dea'h of Lanney, the last male aboriginal of Tasmania, has already been announced. The colonial newspapers call him "King Lanney," although he has for some time had no subjects but the most extraordinary part of his history has been the fight over his remains. Dr. Crowther applied to the Colonial Secretary for the body, in order that he might send the skeleton to the London College of Surgeons. The Colonial Sec- retary had previously promised it to the Tasmanian Royal Society, but Dr. Crowther was determined not to be ha filed by a mere official refusal. He invited the hospital su.gfon, Dr. Stokell, to take tea at his house. Dr. Stokell went, was kept in conversation by Mrs. Crowther for a considerable time, but did not see Dr. Crowther. Suspecting that he had been de. ceived, he went to the hospital where he had left the body of Lanney, and found that some one had been there, that Lmney's head had been cut off, that, another hotly bad been similarly treated, and that head number two had been attached to Lann y's body, an i covered with Lanney's scalp. Dr. Stok 11 thtreup n cut off the hands au, I -f.-t; and retained them tor the R yal Society, so that the burial service was read over Lanney's trunk, footless and handless, and furnished with another man's head. The mutilated remains were subsequently removed from the grave, it is said, by Dr. Stokell's orders. But now comes what English people unversed in colonial ways will consider the most curious part of the story. Just at this time Crowther was a candidate for the Upper House. He accused the Ministry of getting up the tale against him tor political purposes. He won his election, and at the declaration made a de- fiant speech against the Government, which had sum- moned him to appear before a commision appointed to inquire into the facts, an,i acknowledged the capture of the skull. His partisans took the horses out of the cab in which he sat and drew him in triumph through the streets. On the box sat a black man, while another went through the pantomime of cutting off his head.
A SINGULAR STORY. The Pretton Guardian tells the following singular story:- The following facts, if not authenticated beyond dispute, would scarcely be credited. On October 1, 1867, a Blackburn manufacturer procured from the Manchester and County Bank, Manchester, in pay- ment of check, 2too, of which fiv 220 Bark of England notes formed a part. These five 1'20 no-es were paid to a Blackburn yarn agent, and by him handed over to his spinner. On reaching home, a little beyond Colne, the spinner gave the notes to his father, who was also nis partner, and the payment was duly entered in the cash-book at the mill. The old gentleman did not keep a piivate cash-box, but simply deposited the money where many thousands had been placed before, and for the time thought no more about it. A little more than a fortnight a man, with a c-ip8Y physiognomy, along with a child about ten years of age, called at the house of the spinner, soliciting charity. Compassion was excited, the man and child were fed, a pair of trousers was given to the former, and from the wardrobe of the spinner's daughter the child received ample contribu- tions. On the same evening the man returned, saying he had found in the linin" of the trousers a B20 note, which he handed to his benefac'or. The man was rewarded for his honesty, and went away rejoicing. The tact of the JE20 having turned up so strangely was told to the police-1 flicer stationed there, and he in turn told the circumstances to the police-sergeant at Colne. Unfortunately, our hero of the raven Jocks and olive complexion row assumed another character, and the romantic ineident which told so well for him was altogether changed. The fact is, he found in the pocket of the trousers not only one, but five f20 notes, and report says, though this might not be true, finding he could not get them changed, he offered them as flish rotes at 3d. each. and yet was unable to part with them. He then thought that he could ascertain what the notes really were by taking back one. and finding out its value the wor h of the other notes would then also be known. Shortly after the man had dis- covered that the notes were genuine he was seen in C ine, and he got very drunk. He urchased at Nelson a quarter of a pound of tobqcc,, and tendered a £ 2 ( note, which, after some precaution on the part of the shopman, was cashed. Being now in fjinds and in the hei. ht of his; hilarity, he ordered a pair ot trousers to he wade fur himself, bought shawls for the child, and, in short, souandered ri>:ht and aud left the money which he had so strangely obtained. It is believed by the police, that one of the £ 20 notes was used for lighting a pipe; but, as the number is known. if t has b-en destroyed the value can be recovered. The man was taken into custody, and last week th-j case came before th- magi-trates at Colne. The cashier of the County Bank proved t .e identity of the notes recovered the incts above stated Wtre sworn to by other witnesses, but as the man pl-aded Guilty" the case was summarily treated. He was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment in the Preston House of Correction. The money recovered to the spinner amounts to a little over £ 64.
MY VELOCIPEDE. The following experiences of an amateur velocipedist (frcm the D uly Nevt,) aie not only highly amusing, hut al-o very encourag ng to those who have hitherto been too timid to liiouut the new horse, or h ive been apprehensive that they "catry too much we.lMht," for this somewhat singular plan for journeyin,' about ju "the wide, wide world": — Mr. Charles Dickens has told us in the instiuetive Fly-leaf in a Life," that he is accustomed to observe himself as curiously as if he were another man. I have shared this habit during the last few weeks, and with good reason, for I have pract.sed on the bicycle, in direct opposition t. ) the advice of friends, and out of pure love of my own way. I have been thus fighting not merely for my own hand, like Hal o' the Wynd, but for my own legs, IlJY own mu-cles, my own strength, my own faith in myself. If velocipeding aid me harm, or if I failed in mastering its mysteries then everybody was right. If I injured myself, if I tumbled much and heavily> if I finally gave up the fantastic wheel as unsuited to my time of life, then everybody was right again. To push along the highway swiftly and surely was not for me. It was not merely that I was too old. I was also too heavy, too tall, too clumsy, and too fat Standing six feet in my stockings, weigh- ing fifteen stone, and being no longer young, were ah quoted as points in jny disfavour. No machine would bear me, no wheela but would form artificial ruts under my heaviness and I was iu turn affectionately, derisively, solemuly, dogmatically adjured not to give way to what was, after all, only a whim of the hour, but to content myself w'th walking or horse exercise, as most rational people had done before me. In vain 1 argued that it could do im harm to try that the bicycle was warmly recommended by those using it, and that it would be at least fatisfactory to know what the movement was like. My friends made quite a personal matter of it, eyed ine all over slowely and contemptu- ously, and prophesied themost terrible physical penalties if I persevered. It was, therefore, with a full conviction that I was running counter to the common sense of mankind that I betook myself to the Velocipede Riding School in Old-street, St. Luke's, soon after a description of the proceedings there appeared in the Daiiy Ntws, and it was with the same conviction that I kept a minute r. cord of my sensations on the bicycle from the commencement until now. Now means six miles an hour on a level road, without great fatigue, and with pleasurable feelings that no other kind of locomotion gives. Neither weight, nor height, nor age have proved appreciable drawbacks; my friends were all not only wrong, but wildly wrong, and I was right to an extent which makes me chuckhj every time I rattle along the road. All honour to Jem," my tutor His was the stalwart arm, the cueering word, the friendly guidance which lightened the first and most laborious of my lessons, on the 17th of April last • and which conducted me through all my eurly tri,lg. Jem's patient cheeriness was aui»z>ng. He used to walk round and round the "C'tool,^ holding me on the machine with one hand, a. I gi,i,in, it with tne other, until the perspiration rolled from him in plenteous rivulets, and until I, the passive sitter, had to cry out that I was tirtd. IDoirg beautilul you are th s morning, sir really beautiiul upon my word. Almost alone at that cor- ner you were, and intver flinched. Ah, you'll ma:, e a first-rate rider, you will, and you're all the i etter for not being in a hurry to learn too much at first." This last compliment always struck me as exquisitely diplo- matic, for it turned apprehension into complacency, and made a merit of slowness. But Jem was inex- haustible in his encouragements, saying another day, Going better! I should just tuink you were, sir, and I'll tell you how I reckon it. You only make me comfortably warm with holding you now, instead of putting me in a lather as you did at first. My diary gives slight aching in the hips and thighs, small blisters on the hands, and a general feeling of stiffness, as if odd out-of-the-way muscles were rebelling at, being employed," as the result of the fir,t daj's trial. The paiuB and stiffness increased by the third day, and 1 began to wonder rather nervously whether the prllphet8 ,.f evil were right and here again Jem was invaluable, proving conclusively that the only thing to do now wa< to go on, and that everybody feels these precise sensaa illS when they begin, and loses them as a maturof course. My lessons seldom lasted more than half an hour, and consisted in the outset of learning the balance— that is, how to siton the bicycle so as to keep it upright, and to thus give it a power it does not possess of itself. Th18 seemed an astounding operation at first. When I held the queer thing in my own hands and felt it would drop the instant I let go-,ui(i when I con- sidered that I was to acquire the apparently acrobatic feat of keeping it upright and straight—I who had not gone through the faintest imitation of gymnastics for twenty years, my heart sank within me, and I almust despaired. But I laughed at my own misgivings in less than a w.ek after they were formed, and my course has been one of steady and rapid progress since. Nothing came of the aches, save some laughter at my 0"'11 credulous appre- uensions. The art of balancing comes suddenly, and like a sixth sense. You try hard for it for a few t mes with no perceptible result; for your very lab >ri- ousne.-s seems against you. Then you find yourself, almost wi hout warning, endowed with the power you covet, and that you can and do guide and propel with- out looking at the moveable wheel in front, and without distinct volition. There is nothing more curious in ve- locipede practice than the suddenness of the change from absolute helplessness to comparative skilL This transition comes to all i's arrival is a mere question of time and p, ti erice. No one need despair, no one need feel diffidence or fear. It was just before this gift came to me that I was so fortunate as to attract the attention of another visitor • o the titling school, one of the amateurs who made the now celebrated journey to Brighton, and it is to the judicious instruction and Ilnfailin skill of this gentle- ttan that I attribute such facility as I have acquired. The faithful Jem had grounded me in the rudiments the good friend who took me in hand now added a thousand careful and well considered hints, and what as bettt-r st; 11, aided precept by example. And there is much to learn in velocipt ding besides the art of stick- ing on, and keeping up a good pace. How to point the toes; how to press the treadles EO as to exercise the ln iximutn of power how to seat myself how to poise the body and hold the elbows and "ead how to guard against over-fatigue how to treat the veloci- pede "cla-S-ucallv," were all told %ith the intelligent force which belo gs to scientific knowledge when com- bined wi- h pra lical skill. I had several lessons fr..m this distinguished amateur, who devoted himself to my improvement with a kindness and energy I can never forget; and the end was that on the 7th of May, or twenty-one day,; after I began, I had the happiness of hearing myselt envied by a stout clergyman, who re- marked kindly in my hearing, that "if he ever went as well as that fat gentleman (confound him, he was twice my size) with the bald head he should be perfectly satisfied." The speaker was only one of the many pro- fessionalmen of every degree whom I saw disporting themselves on two wheels at Old-street. Tne artist, whose thoughtful picture is one of the glories of this year's Exhibit ion, and who made his first essay on the bicycle here; the popular West end physician, whose brougham was always in waiting, and who doffed "the cuf-tomary suit of solemn black" for a shell jacket of tiannel before careering round; the officers from well-known regiments, who learnt the art so rapidly the steeple-chasing baronet., who insisted on there bting "a great difference in the way of tumbling," and that his being ready to "take anything with afall" in the hunting held, was a habit of infinite service to him on the velocipede the short-sighted German student-looking youn man from the City, who banged himself about, and banged other people about, and broke Velocipedes, aud ran into walls, and was a con- stant source of dread and danger; the amateurs from the German Gymnasium (where by the way, an excel- lent velocipede club has just been formed), who learnt the whole business as it seemed intuitively, so rapid were they-are all people whose acquaintanceship I made on wheels. At length the eventful day for my first effort out of doors arrived. My velocipede was brought down tenderly by railway, and pushed past my neighbours' doors shamefacedly, for I scarcely knew what kind of figure I should cut, and I dreaded ridicule. I live on a surburhan hill, and chose its sloping roadway for my first trial, my kind amateur friend and instructor coming with iDe, and I in no little trepidation for the result. This was on the lOch of the present month, and though it would be absurd to say I felt no dif- ference between the smooth boards of the riding school and the frict on of the road, I can conscien- tiously say I have never looked behind me since, I go long distances, I turn sharp corners, I struggle up moderate hills, I glide with modest pride past the windows of my critically curious friends. The triumph is complete. I ctaim to be one of the heaviest and biggest velocipede riders in the country, and I have learnt its use sufficiently well to travel alone, without difficulty, or achings, or fatigue, to the complete con- fusion of many estimable censors. I improve, more- over, each time I go out. The chaff of the road is considerable, but I have yet to learn that there is any- thing really ridiculous in an easy, pleasurable, and healr,hy form of exercise, which has the remarkable effect of seeming to add to your personal powers.
THE LATE LADY FIRTH. The death of Lady Firth by drowning has, it appears, given rise to so many tales likely and unlikely to be true, that the family mron, Mr. J C. Elliss, of Heckmondwike, has thought it his duty to print a letter embodying a little history of the unfortunate lady, and his own theory of the cause of her death:- I can truly affirm," Mr. Elliss writes, that not two persons joined together by the holy tie of matri- mony ever lived on earth more affectionately or more endeared to each other than the late Ladv Firth and Sir Charles. About three years ago Lady Firth be- came affected with one of the most painful neuralgic affections it was ever my fortune to attend. After suffering for about six months without relief, some of the most eminent men of the faculty in London were consul ed. and their treatment adopted for several months without. much benefit being the result. Aftel this Dr. T. P. Teale, of Loeds, was called in, and we both agreed as to the nature of her ladyship's malady, and also as to the means to be adopted most likely to relieve her intense suffering. After a period of several months Lady Firth gradually improved, and was re- lieved from paiu, but I am sorry to say a disease set tn, which, I believe, led to the cause of her sad and melancholy end. As the pain decreased she soon became the subject of vertigo, syncope, absolute faint- riess, and this coming on at any moment, and without any warning, to such a degree as to cause her to drop down ill a moment and h, come quite insensible, I have no doubt in my own mind that one of these attacks came on w'nile her ladyship was walking on this most daiigerous part of the banks of the river powerle.-s to sere an, or assist herself, she slid or rolled into the water and was drowned."
MR. SPURGEON ON OUT-DOOR PREACHING. At the meeting, in Liverpool, of the Lancashire Baptist Society, the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon delivered a long and discursive address upon the various branches of work in connection with the Baptist Church. In the course of it he said he was a firm believer in out- door preaching. Richard Weaver had tried to persuade him to join in going round with a van to preach about the villages, but he was afraid he should not be able to travel with a kind of wild beast show like that. (A laugh.) However, anything should be done in order to get to the people, and if they could not be attracted by black coats, the preachers should wear red ones. (Renewed laughter.) Wesleyanism never prospered so much as when out-door preaching was adopted, and the Primitive Methodists were a blessing to the whole of England, because thpy still kept up the camp system and preached in the streets. (Applause.) He became a Baptist not at all through anyone explain- ing to him the doctrine of believers' baptism, but sim- ply through reading that good old-fashioned Baptist work commonly called the New Testament. (Ap- plause.) If they were wrong, in God's name let them give up the wrong but if they were right, let them not be ashamed to teach the truth. He was a sectarian of sectarians he was not a believer in the modern Diana of unity, which some people cried up so mightily. He believed that the existence of Christian denominations, instead of being a plot, was one of the beauties of Christianity, and if he could associate all denominations into one by lifting up his finger he would deprecate the act. He regarded their own as the old apostolic Church." It must be a grand thing, he thought, to be John Bright (the mention of whose name was received with great cheering), because he bad lived to see his horrible doctrines and dread- fully "destructive opinions" become recognised as true, and actually carl ied out. (Ine liked to live to see the world converted to one's opinions, and those res- pectable Anabaptists who were formerly persecuted for their religious opinions might now experience feelings of joy at seeing their own views realised in the preheat dav. (Applause.) He cautioned the Baptists ag .inst growing to be r. spectable. Any denomination which grew to be ret-pecta )le was very near its funeral sermon. (A laugh.) They must be willing to accept the poor as a great boon, and look upon them as their strength. They must be willing- to do rough work. The moment a man put on kid gloves all the power of his Christianity was pretty certain to ooze out at his fingers' ends. He concluded with an earnest com- mendation of devout and holy living as a most influen- tial means for promoting religien in the world.
EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN. A French farmer has found that the addition of a quantity of hops to the fodder of his cows produces a large increase in the production of milk. It is stated in a report just presented to Parliament that the fortifications of the dockyards have cost ikO,860, 000, and will cost another million that they are, on the whole, good works, and that they may be trusted to resitt the latest improvements in artillery. Dr. Rives, of Prince George County, Virginia, wliilat passing out of his house with his gun on his shoulder, wao called back by his wife He turned suddenly in answer to her voice, and in turning accidentally struck the gun against the doorpost with such f' rce as to cause its discharge. The enure load entered the body of Mrs. Rives, causing almost instant death. The pair had only been married a few da) s. The editor of the New York Sun having been recently arrested, he gave the deputy sheriff who arrested him a first-rate notice. He is ,I, scrihed as a" perfect genileman," and the notice concludes, We cordially recommend Mr. Biiicker to all ptrsons who wish to be arrested." The Irish "National" journals of the past week are comparatively tame. 1'h" Weekly News says "If the Lords pass the Church Bill, it is well; f tiiey reject it, bel- ter still." In IlIe 1 .tter event, 1, it cannot be pretended ttiii the ctaims of Ireland are likely to obtain fair c nsiderati. n at St. Stephen's. Let the Lords, then, do their worst; the people of Ireland are prepared." The Rev. B. Speke, whose name is almost historic, has been mairied to Miss Fuller, at Nest n, Wiltshire, when the church was tastefully decorated for the occasion. The Tipperary journals mention that numerous threatening notices are still being sent to landlords in that dictiict. We (Uiiited Service Gazette) have reason to believe that a hifch official is shortly about to retire from his con- nection with the Patriotic fund. It is announced in most of the French papers that the principal shops in Paris will henceforth bi> closed on Sundays. This important social reform is not the result of a religious movement, but has been brought about by the same kiiH of agency which, in England, has introduced the Saturtlay half-holiday. The S cicty of the Emplojgs de Com i.tree inform the Pu,,Ilc tha(, with few exceptions, all the iiiitndrapers, vendwrsof reauy-niade apparel, silk mer- cers, and hosiers of Paris have consented to close their shops on Sunday, and the emplo\6s appeal to the goodwill of the public to aid them ill making ttie measure general." Oil Monday the volunteer encampment at Blackpool broke up, and those members of the corps who had come fiom a distance south were to depart ill a special train due out of Blackpool at 6 p m. The mass of the rifles, however, instead of wailing for the r train, took absolute possession of the 5.5 p m train-the ordinary passenger train, ami the last from Blackpool. The excluded passengers remonstrated with the volunteers, but to no purpose, and the train left, leavilig over 1,000 people behind. Quite. a "scene" then took place on the s-tation platform, and when the special came up au hour late, and departed with a heavy load, still there were hundreds left unprovided for. At length an engine and a number of C-iiiiit-es were telegraphed for irom Preston, and the clamouring passengers were sent off. The Law Times understands that the Attorney- General has amended the Bankruptcy Bill by abolishing the d.strict courts altogether at once. The "unfortunate Isabella the second is buying up immense quantities of objets d'art to furnish her new palace. The poor lady has upwards of eighty domestics. A love-smitten swain recently sent some verses to a Milwaukee paper, and they were headed, "I kissed her svb rosa" They appeared as I kissed her snub nosa." The young lady did not much admire the poetical genius of her inamorata. A parliamentary paper issued on Tuesday, shows that the number of returns to orders of the House of Commons on the motion of non-oflicial members in the session 1867-8 was 25' the total cost being L4,786 14s. lod. The cost of the whole of the parliamentary printing for that session was £ 90,000. The public debt of the United States amounts to £ 500,000,00", and as the interest carried by it is nearly six £ 90,000. The public debt of the United States amounts to £ 500,000,00", and as the interest carried by it is nearly six oer cent, it follows that the yearly charge is little short of Z 'O.OUO,UUO. Actually it amounted last year to about £ 29,000,0(0 After tour years of peace, the army and navy 01 the Americans cost thtin £ 21,0J0,0i,0. Velocipede candy is now sold in America. The manu acturer finds it is necessary to give notice that it is nut worked by the feet. The Emperor Napoleon, on hearing of the catas- trophe at ti-e coal-pits of Firming, where fifteen persons lost their lives sent off jElHO as a first contribution, to be distributed amongst the families of the victims. The Bishop of Salisbury continues to improve in health. At the annual meeting of the Royal Agricultural Socitty on Saturday, the Duke of Devonshire was selected as the President for the ensuing ytar. At the Vice-Chancellor s Court, Oxford, on Monday, three undergraduates of Exeter College, were charged with trespassing on land belonging to Mr. Faulkner, at ELincksey, in pursuit of game. It appeared from the evidence that on Sunday, May 2, the defendants were out walking, when a small dog they had vith them started a rabbit, which he ran after, the defendants following, over the land belonging to Mr. Faulkner. After a lengthened hearing, the Vice- Chancellor fined the defendants 5s. each. t. r.L_" rot xne itanan senate has passed the law aooiisnrng the privilege hitherto enjoyed by the clergy in Italy of exemption from the conscription. Ninety-seven members voted, and of these 67 were in favour of the measure and 30 against it, the majority thus being 37. The Sazione speaks of this decision as a fresh and decisive victory of the principle of the equality of the citizens before the law. A young lady, age 23, wishes to correspond with a respectable young man, about same age.—Address F. H., Post-office, Tollbar, Higher Broughton."—Advertisement in Manchester Examiner. Mr. Ffoulkes has authorised the Western Daily Press to state that there is no truth whatever in the report, pub- lished in the Weekly Register, that he has been formally re- ceived into the English church, and that he is about to re- sume his functions as a clergyman of that communion. A man named Fortune, aged 68, died at Swindon (Wilts) last week, and was duly buritd at Cnippenham. In accordance with his last will and testament the whole of the coffin furniture, including the breast-plate, was painted yellow, indicative of the political principles he had advanced in his life. The statement that Tamberlik, the singer, had opened a manufactory of arms at Madrid is contradicted. It is his brother, Achille, who is chief of the establishment in question. A race took place yesterday afternoon, between a velocipede driven by Walter Brown, the oarsman, and a trotting horse known as John Stewart, on the Riverside Trotting-course, Boston, the velocipede to go five miles, and the horse ten. The velocipede won, making five miles in 26 20, to nine miles by the hoise in 26 35. Brown's best mile was done in 4.29, and the horse's, 2.47J."—Sew York Times, May 12. The P(,pulo Italiano of Genoa announces that Mazzini has left Lugato for London. The state of his health is declared to be satisfactory. A telegram, received in London, on Saturday, by the Agent-General for South Australia, from the Government at Adelaide announces the safe arrival at Port Darwin, on February 15th, of the party sent out to make arrangements for a settlement in the northern territory. They found good land, good water, and a good port; the survey was being actively proceeded with, and the township lands were to be ready by the middle of March. In the competition on Saturday of the Lancashire Rifle Association, Corporal Peake, of the 1st Manchester Corps, was the winner of the Grand Challenge Cup. A despatch from San Francisco, in the New York papers, states that the King of the Sandwich Islands recently had a narrow escape from death by the falling of a cocoanut while walking in a grove at his country seat. An editor in West Tennessee says he would like to be the next census, because it will embrace 17,OoO,000 women "An affray occurred near Campbellsville, Ky., a few days ago, between Jesse Purvis and three of his sons on one side, and Romau Oiks and three of his sons on the other, in which William Oaks was fatally stabbed by Randall Purvis and one of his brothers. The wounded man ran some dis- tance and fell dead. Another of the Oaks family was badly hurt. An old feud was the cause of the trouble."—Sew York Paper. Letters from Brussels state that the Empress Char- lotte has been very ill during the last few days. Archduke Henry, brother of the Emperor of Austria, married a very popular actress, and was recom- mended by the Emperor to take unlimited leave and travel. By the intercession of his mother, the Empress of the French, and the Princess Metternich, the Archduke has been for- given, and la Diva will henceforth take exalted rank at Vienna-CQurt Journal. Two little boys at Masbro' having quarrelled, one gave the other a kick on the left leg. The skin was not broken, and there was little to be seen beyond a slight dis- coloration not larger than a florin. The injured child, how- ever, was subsequently found to be suffering from lock jaw, and died in great sgony, having been three days with- out food. Cardinal Bonaparte has left Rome for Paris. His Eminence is to officiate at the religious eeremonies to be held at Ajaccio on the 15th of August, to celebrate the centenary of Napoleon 1. Cleveden, the beautiful residence of the Duchess of Sutherland, on the banks of the Thames near Maidenhead, and where her Majesty the Queen a year or two back made a short sojourn, is, it is understood, about to pass into the hands of Lord Grosvenor, who is said to have purchased it from the Duke of Sutherland. Mr. Henry Starkie, who did a large business in Liverpool as a pawnbroker and money lender, committed suicide, on Monday, ny cutting his throat at his house in Upper Parliament-street, Liverpool. Latterly his mind has be-an much depressed in consequence of his having sustained a considerable loss by a lire which occurred on his business premises in Oldhall-street. Owing to some "difficulty" with the Board of Trade, the members of the Liverpool Local Marine Board have resigned en masse. The Emperor Napoleon is having a villa built at Rome on the Palatine Hill. The ground has been bought from the King of Naples for a sum of 50,000f., and on the spot are found the remains of the Palace of the Caesars. Mr. Sandford, the United States' Minister at the Belgian Court, has sent his resignation to Washington. He has been led to take tolis step in consequence of what oc- curred in the American Senate in reference to his nomina- tion as Minister to Spain. A gentleman advertises in a London paper for 1 horse for a lady of dark colour, a good trotter, and stylish action." The horse must be young, and have a Ie; tail about 15 hanas high. No less than 9128,000 has been voted this year for keeping up the parks and pleasure-grounds of London. Glasgow is said to take the deepest interest in Italian affairs.—Wherefore ? It is rumoured that it is the intention of the Queen very largely to contribute towards the income of the Prince of Wales for the future out of her Majesty s private purse, in order to aid his Royal Highness in supporting extra Court gaiety. Those who have been somewhat clamorous on this score will doubtless hear this announcement with gratifica- tion. The addition to the Prince's income will, we believe, be 450,000 a year.—Court Journal. During a concert held in London, recently, when the organist was exhibiting the full power of the instrument, a lady was enthusiastically conversing with a neighbour about her household arrangements She suited the tones of her voice to those of the organ, but reckoned without her host this time. The organ st made a sudden transition from "fortissimo" to "pianissimo," without giving the lady warning consequently the audience were somewhat amused at being informed by her in a shout, that we fried ours in butter On Monday, Mr. Miall, M.P., was presented with a testimonial by the women of Bradford, and his wife and daughter were made participators in the tribute. The sub- scription, from which the event of Monday night resulted, was commenced as an expression, on the part of the ladies of Bradford, of sympathy with Mr. Miall after his defeat in November; but Mr. Miall's subsequent election enabled his Mends of the unenfranchised sex to turn their demonstration into the celebration of a victory. About £600 were obtained, and with this a library of books was purchased for Mr. Miall, a timepiece and candelabra for Mrs. Miall, and a pianoforte for Miss Miall. President Grant's father fills the humble office of postmaster of Covington, an insignificant town in Ken- tucky. A reaction has set in against the camel's hump fashion of wearing dresses. The new robe is something between the old yard of pump water' and the ghost of a crinoline.Court Journal. We are to have a warm summer, according to the Agricultural Journal, which should know something of the signs by which the farmer judges, perhaps more accurately than the scientific meteorologist. This authority remarks that the oak is getting into fine foliage, whereas the ash is quite bare, and that this circumstance is an indication of a tine dry summer. The personalty of the late Mr. Samuel Bostock, stock-broker, of London, has been sworn under £400,000. He has bequeathed £ 61,000 to various charities and religious in- stitutions. Velocipedestrianisticalistinarianologist is the latest addition to the language. The famous Tichborne legitimacy case is likely to be heard this term In the Court of Probate. Eleven pc-sons were drowned at Granby, thirty miles from Montreal, on the 21st ult., by the fall of a bridge which the water had undermined. Some idea may be formed of the state of education in a village in Hampshire when it is stated that out of thir- teen jurymen summoned at an inquest last week only four could write their names. A curious story of a cow comes from Edinburgh. An excited heifer was being driven through the streets, when it took it into its head to mount a staircase to the height of three storeys. Enterii g a room at the top of the house, it took a leap through the window, and fell dtad in the street below, to the astonishment and alarm of the by- standers. A duel was fought on Sunday at the Ile de Croissy, near St Germain, "etween M. Baudeuf, the Secretary oi Legation of Haiti, and M. Lenormand de Villeneuve, nephew of the Secretary-General of the Minister of Justice. Skots wel e exchanged without effect and then the seconds declared "hollour satisfied," and the affair ended. Mr. Roswell Sabine Ripley, late a general in the Confederate army, and the man who, according to his own statenieut, fired the first shot of the war from Fort Sumter, received his discharge in the London Court of Bankruptcy on Monday. His liabilities are stated at L36,920, covered by securities valued at ovt:r £50,0110. The huge Blue-book just issued upon local taxation in England and Wales shews that it now amounts to 16 per cent, upon the annual rateable value of the country, and 15 per cent uoon the gross estimated rental. The total now a nounts io jCl6 660 459, or nearly dovble the cost of the civil administration of the United Kingdom. Of this enormous sum the poor-rate is £ 1L,061,502. Mr. Sumner, when he was in this country, was the toady of every man of title who would take notice of him, and, on his return to America during tiie war ho never desisted from searet insinuations that Mr. Seward was a sworn foe to Englaud, and that he (Sumncr) alone kept the peace between the two countries. Now, to gratily his inordinate self love and conceit he excites his countrymen to regard us as enemies with whom, at an early and favourable moment, they are to proceed to direct, instead 01 suppressed warfare." Army and Navy Gazette. c; William.—I promise, without reserve, all you require You may have the most perfect confidence. Monej duly received.—R M." 'Royalty.'—Any onejnvlllg infor- mation v, hich shall lead to the discovery ot the Writer of an anonymous letter, signed Royalty,' and addressed to a lady, Saturday last, ibib inst., shall received a reward of £ 50, on application to Mr. Pollaky, private inquiry-office. 13, Paddington-green." The Lady Spiritualist, who for- warded an anonymous letter to A. 1:J:, E. S., S. W., is in. formed that it has entirely failed in effect, having been she vit to thegeiitleniaii whose name was liseti in sc unwar- rantable a m,uiuer.From "Sensation Column in l'he Times Bright has prohi bited smoking Government ulhcials dimng otiice hours. An attempt was made to hold a mi-s meeting at Cork, last Sunday, to denounce the ex-Ma\oi, but only thirty persons attended, and the project was abandoned. A boy, nanwcl Heal, met with his death in a curious manner in Sheffield on Friday. Pursued by "on:¡¡kell man whom some other lads were baiting, he fell, and his head striking against the kerb-stone, he died aim st instmily. A young gentleman, heir to extensive property in Clare, attempted suicide the other night in consequence of his family declining to sanction his marriage with a domestic servant. He fired a pistol at his breast, and the ball took effect in his left arm. Mr. Elhridge Gerry, an otherwise forgotten Gover- nor of Massachusetts, has had the honour of contributing a word to the rich and eccentric political vocabulary of America. Gerrymandering is in the United States a term of art. It consists in the manipulation of constituencies so as to ensure a majority for the party in whose favour the operation takes place. Chief Justice Chase has ruled that the United States Government cannot collect income-tax from foreigners who hold its bonds, and that the sums already colli c'ed must lie refunded. The New York Times says that the Internal Revenue department is preparing to citi-iy out this decision, and that it will involve the reimbursement of seveial hun- dred thousand dollars. M. Mege-Mouries states that brown bread is t com- pound of coloured matter, produced by the action of a fer- ment he calls cerealine. By preventing the ac'iori of this ferment, brown bread is converted mto a white sort far superior to the common one. This is the kind provided for the poor and for workmen by the adiiiinistrati' -n of public assi-tance in Paris, which every day sells to those classes 50,000 lb. of bread, certainly better than that of the regular bakers. On dit that an interview between the Emperor of the French and the Emperor of Russia will take place, at Baden, in the course of the summer. Fifteen steamer gunboats are now being built for the Spanish government in the navy yards of Coni-ecticut. The gunboats are to be each 107 feet long, lJd measure 140 tons. Five navy yards, each employing 100 men, will be required to complete the contract. The machinery will be constructed in New York city. A society, bearing the not very euphonistic title of "Science Gossip Society," has been lormed. A Washington correspondent says the coloured cooks at the White House have declined to perform their duties, on account of the appointment of a white steward over them. The Pancuremata and Pctticotdiac Monthly is the title of a sheet published in New Brunswick. An Englishman is about to make the journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow on a bicycle. A New York physician reports a curious case of a dog, which has just died, having fresh blood passed into the carotid. The dead animal was revived, stood on his feet, wagged his tail, and lived over twelve houi s, when he died again. The New York papers contain long accounts of the festivities which took place along the P,.citic Railroad, to celebrate the completion of the line, on the 10ih inst,. The last spike was driven into the last rati at Pnunontoiy Point. rtah, and the fact was at once made known by telegraph all over the country. » The French Derby was run last Sunday. Count Lagrange's horse Consul won easily by two lengths. Fourteen horses took part iu the race. A great Protestant demonstration was held last Saturday in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast. Over 15,000 people were present. Mr. Johnston, of Ballykilbeg, occupied the chair. Strong speeches were del'vereit against the Church Bill, ai d further measures adopted to oppose it. A number of resolutions were passed, among them one "asserting and maintaining the right of the Presbyteiian Church in Ireland to a continuance of the Regium D iiiuni and other endow- ments which it his heretofore received." A great strike for an increase of wages has ccm- menced in the coal-mining resiions of Pennsylvania. Many thousands of miners have stopped work, and operations are at a standstill There was concerted action throughout the whole mining region, and the strikers behaved in the most orderly manner. This strike will cut off the coal supply of a large section of country, and as both sides seem determined not to yield it will probably continue some time. Letters received at Washington, from London state that the health of Mr George Peabody is not good, and that he is anxious to return to his home in America, and end there his days. Mr. Peabody has written to the town of George- town, Massachusetts, stating that it is his intention to supply all the funds needed to sustain the public library which he has given to the town, and also presenting 4,000 dollars towards the permanent fund. The Mona Herald states on authority that there is no truth in the report of the Queen's intelitioll to visit the Isle of Man. Mr. Logan, a Scotchman, poisoned himself with laudanum, in Ramsey, Isle of Man, and died on the following day at the Royal rfotel. It is said he had been rejected by a young lady in Scotland. The Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland have adopted an address to the Queen, in which they travel once more over the old ground, and declare that the maintenance of the Protestant religion is of the essence of the Constitution. Admiral Hastings died at his residence, near Wor- cester, on Friday morning, after a brief illness. The deceased admiral was held in very high esteem. The committee of Hampshire magistrates, to whom the duty of selecting candidates for the vacant post of governor of the county prison has been referred, have decided to disqualify all bachelors. It is stated that the Pope has given M. Gounod three commissions-the composition of a mass, a national song, and an oratorio. The last must be in three parts, and lie written for three choirs—a terrestrial < hoir upon the stage, an infernal chorus below it, and a celestial choir upon the scenes. The Dublin Ga:dtc of Saturday contains n letter, con- veying the Queen's commands to the Lord Lieutenant to express her Majesty's deep gratification at the warm-hearted reception given to Prince Arthur in Ireland. An old bachelor was lately murdered in Arkansas, and his murderer was acquitted on the ground that the de- ceased was a "useless aiomal." On Saturday, a young wonu n named Ann Harrison, in the service of a farmer, resioiug nta, nheflieui, was com- mitted for trial to the assizes, on the charge of having wil- fully murdered her newborn child. An inquest has been held at Manchester, touching the death of Frances Ann Jelly, daughter of George Jelly, aged thirteen years, who was drowned in the Rochdale Canal, on the previous day. It appeared from the i,lei,ce that the deceased left her own house in a paftion saying she would go aud drown herself, and shortly afterward; she was found in the canal. The jury returned an open verdict. By way of proof that property is not depreciated i* value in Tipperary, it is mentioned that a nobi, iii iii hao, purchased a demesne on the banks of the Suir f" which was hought fourteen years ago for £ 17,0^ been in the interval resold for £ 24,5o0. Monday, the 4th, was the fiftieth a^ Queen's birthday. At Windsor, the pr- Royal borough were gaily decorated St. George's Chapel and the paris' intervals throughout the day, and 21 guns was tired from the Long 1 also fired from Fort Belveder, -igate on Virginia Water.—Th "ingham to view the prog .nents which are being /out 1,200 personf ,ing in the Tontine-rr a against the Church solutions were passed c Civita Vecchia hr there are still fei the Civita Vecchia, tha: even in these last ga. tocratic quarters. A streets are still ligh before the images of The other evenin", who was staying at tht. window on the third st fell a distance ot over 30 he has since died. At tl ance with the evidence oi act while in a state of soma. The Pari of Sandwich ai are at variance. His lordship of selling certain of his estates, protest against his determinati- great inconvenience, and as hav their inability to pay the exorbita- They conclude by suggesting that l experiment of a peasant proprietar) perty of Lord Sandwich. From the New York papers OJ. learn that some excitement had been aud Washington by the publication, in tht previous day, of a cable telegram, stating being made to form an alliance between and Spain against the United States, on accoa. policy. ■ The news was, however, pretty fe credited. Mr. Summers, surgeon, of Cwm Harro. Haverfordwest, at the last county court held there, carpenter for 13s. 6d. The services for which he clair. were, riding five miles on a dark wet night, to see the de- fendant s w.fe-los. was charged for the visit," and So (54. for medicine. The judge considered the charge exorbitant. < and reduced the debt to 5s. The plaintiff expressed a wish that all persons were paid for their work on a similar soalv • whereupon the judge had him taken into custody for con- tempt of court. After being detained till the close ot the day's business, the doctor apologiied for the "objectionable remarks, if any," made by him, and was released.
THE MARKETS. MARK-LANE. —MONDAY. The quantity *f English wheat on sale here to-day vu only moderate. The attendance of millers was limited and the brilliant weather imparted heaviness to the demand. In both red and white parcels sales progressed slowly, the tendency of prices being in favour of buyers. There was a seasonably good show of foreign wheat. Transactions in all sorts were restricted, and the quotations were barely maintained. The floating grain cargo trade was quiet in tone, and a weakness was noticed In the value of most articles. Moderate supplies of harley were on sate. Malting pro- duce was entirely neglected, and grinding as well as distilling sorts were in limited request, at about late rates. Malt sola slowly, on former terms. Oats, the supply of which was only moderate, were quiet, and M. per qr. lower. No change took place in the value of beans, the inquiry for which was limited. Peas were dull, at previous quotations. The flour market was heavy. Nevertheless, the vaJue of both town and country qualities was unaltered. Maize gave way M. per qr., with a heavy sale. Linseed, rapeseed, and most agri- cultural seeds were quiet. Cakes were inactive. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET—MONDAT There was a fair supply of beasts on sale in the market but, as usual, the show was principally composed 01 foreign breeds. Home graziers are forwarding their stuoir cautiously, and there is still a scarcity of prime animals- However, as there is an abundant supply of grass, Wd. shall doub'less shortly see an improvement in the quality. The trade, on the whole, was firm, and choice home-fed stock realised an advance of 2d per Sib, the best Scots and crosses selling at 5s. 8d. to iis lOd. per 81b. With sheep the market was fairly supplied. The demand was not brisk, and the quotations were lower, say 2d. per 81bs. The top price for the best Downs and half breds was irom 5s. 6d. to 6s. ad. per 81bs. Lambs, theshow of which was extensive, were very dall, and a heavy reduction took place, the quotations ranging from 5s. id, to 6s. Sd. per Sibo- Calves were in fair supply and moderate request at about late rates. Prime and small pigs met a fair sale, but large hogs were dulL HOPS. No improvement has taken place in the trade. The demand is confined to choice produce, which, being scarce is tolerably firm in value. Other sorts are dull of sale" Mid and East Kents, R,2 10s. to t7 7s.; Weald of Kents, je2 to £ ri 10s. Sussex, £2 to 43 159. Farnhame £3 10s. to je6; Country, £3 10s. to Z5; Bavarians, ;1-;2 to JM 10s.; Belgians, £ 2 to 43 Yearlings, £ 2 to AZ Its. and Americans, £2 6s. to 43 10s. per cwt. WOOL. The public sales of colonial wool are progressing quietly. The demand has slightly improved, but buyers are unwilling purchasers, except at fully the late reduction, t-t Phi ip wool continues 2d. and other so, to Id. per lb. lower. For English wool there has been but little inquiry, and prices have a drooping tendency. CurrentprlC68 oi English woot. —i-'ie-jcei: Southdown nuggets, Is. 2d. to Is. 3d hl-b..t,i ditto, is. ld. to Is SA Kent fleeces, Is. Sri to Is. id. Sonth-.i..wn ewes ano wethers, Is. Id. to Is. 2 i.; f^ ^e»*er ditto, Is. 2d. to Is. 3d. Sorts: Clothing Is. Id. to Is. CcL combing lid. te. la 6*d. per lb POTATOES. Fair supplies of potatoes are, on sale. At these markets there is a moderate demand at our quotations. Knglnh Regents, 60s. to 110s. Flukes, 6 h. to 13os. Sc..t¡;h Regents,. 60s. to I2i)s.; Books, 45s. to 6ás.; and French, ilf.s. to on.