PARLIAMENTARY J OrrrlN GSt Evek since the Whitsuntide recess the House of Commons has been the arena of a desperate battle. Parties, were found to be so equally balanced that any slight failure on the part of the Government would, it was thought, lead to their overthrow as a Ministry. Amendment after amendment was introduced, and member after member rose; some to advocate the Ministerial measure in its complete form, and others to oppose the introduction of any or every clause. A storm set in which has not been seen in the House of Commons for the last seven years, and the Opposition, as they waxed stronger and stronger by the Adullamite members seceding from the Liberal party, accused the Government, and Mr. Gladstone in particular, of sticking to office whilst the feelings of the House were against them. In vain did the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer attempt to conciliate; in vain he told the members that the amendments proposed could be argued in committee, and acceded to by the J Government, if found to be iU8^ ^o, his Re- distribution Bill had made his friends his ene- j tnies, and, one by one, the Liberal members who Tere affected by the change rose and announced their intention of voting against the bill and joining the Opposition. The fight was hard on both sides, and was seriously felt hy the Ministers. Sir Eainald Knightley moved a resolution to the effect that the treatment of bribery and corruption lit elections should form part of the bill then before the House. Mr. Gladstone pooh-poohed the amendment, and thought it was done with. To the surprise of the Ministers, however, up rose 4r. Lowe, and in one of the most powerful speeches he ever made electrified the House. Another and kaother "Adullamite" arose, and sundry com- munications passed between the Treasury Bench 4ad the whipper-in. Lord Cranborne added the height of his arguments in favour of the amend- ment, and a division became necessary. Members on both sides looked fidgety; a crisis was arriving, they Were well aware; and from the appearance of the House the Ministers knew the division would be close. Still Mr. Brand's smiling face gave confi- dence to the supporters of the Government, and the long-experienced" whipper-in" calculated upon ft majority of fifteen. The usual forms having been gone through, the Liberal members entered into the lobby as if certain of victory. The first inti- mation of danger was when the Ministerial tellers entered frst, for it is always adjudged that the I tellers who have least to do must complete their Work before their opponents. The result now Was anxiously looked for, and all the numbers Wing been recorded, the four tellers advanced the table, and the return was handed to Sir Eainald Knightley and Lord Cranborne, the Opposition tellers. This intimated at J "fcce which way the division had gone, and loud I prolonged cheers came from Opposition Caches, the Adullamites on the Ministerial side J the House echoing the applause. At last the lumbers were given—"The ayes to the right, 248; '<le noes to the left, 238. A majority of ten gainst the Government. The voices of the Opposition were now raised to a complete roar, ^Qie members even clapped their hands—a scene J^dom witnessed, in th« House of Commons. Mr. ^adstone looked pale and dejected. He shortly tose, however, and declared his intention of going- with the bill, relying upon the mover of the %endmentand his party to supply hinx with details which to act when the bill should be brought be- fOre the committee. You would have thought this 4sufficient opposition for one night, but ,no, there Jfcs another Richard in the field; and Captain 4hyter, the son of that Sir William Hayter who "a.s so lOBg a whipper-in" of the Whig party, Sved an amendment—or rather a resolution, jBaxise it was put in a substantive form—to the jV^cfc that the system of grouping proposed in i 6 present bill before the House for the redistri- tion of seats is neither convenient nor equitable, that the scheme of her Majesty's Government 18 Hot sufficiently matured to form the basis of a ^tisfactory measure." The debate upon this was Mourned; and, when Wednesday came, another ftemy appeared in the camp in the shape of Mr. who, though a professed Liberal, proposed a in which an educational test should be added '0 the property right of the franchise; this was well supported that the Government feared other defeat, which would assuredly have come i not the bill been absolutely talked oat. majority of the great speakers had their say the subject-Mr. Gladstone, Lord R. Mon- Mr. Whiteside, Mr. Bright, the Attorney- d, Lord Cranborne, and Mr. Locke. The uer-in looked uneasy. The time when the eaker sat down was twenty minutes past at a quarter to six the debate must close, be- j Wednesday is always a morning sitting, 'inencing at noon. A new member came to the cue, Mr. Montague Chambers, and he appeared 3 "be only warming to his argument when he was ■^Htely pulled down, and the Speaker pronounced 1J.e House adjourned. Mr. Chambers appeared, ^prised, as if he did not know the rules of the it but there were those who contended that r^as only acting. ■The adjourned debate on Captain Hayter's ration was brought forward again on Thursday, t¡eu Mr. Goschen fairly won his spurs at last by 1b. excellent speech in favour of the bill, delivered 1 1 a greatly improved manner. He has now got the nervousness of the newly-fledged Cabinet ^Ulster, and talks sensibly and well. Sir John j^kington was as prosy as usual, favouring the! with his quarter seaaion eloquence for Jj-'Ont an. hO'Ui' a half. He had, however, merit of calling up Mr. Mill to expose in a few boxt and telliBg sentences the ttnyi-apresentatioTis "Which his opinions had been the subject. He accused by Sir J. Pakington of caiijng the °Hservativea a stupid body. He assessed, how- el', amid considerable laughter, that he did not a.:n that, every Conservative must be stupid, 1¡t that every stupid person must be Con- .Native. Baring the dinner hour smalliaem- be1:¡; talked to empty benches, but when it Ame known that Mr. Lowe was to speak, the ^°Use filled to overflowing. When he rose, the ^Hgervatives greeted their champion with a 'l'm and encouraging burst of cheering, an(I uue, 19 t hon. gentleman delivered another of those arka e addresses which have made his name great. The brightness of his wit, the pungency i his satire, and the felicity of his illustra- j*°hs were never more splendid. For nearly two *°Urs- he held the eager attention of the House, d his sitting down was the signal for one of the ^oet remarkable demonstrations that I have ever 6en in the House of Commons. Uot only was the peering much longer and louder than usual, but Opposition, unable to suppiess their pent-up ('v flings in the usual Parliamentary manner, had ^course to clapping of hands. The Attorney* general, who rose after, was faiut and weak ^side him, and what would otherwise have been good speech was scarcely noticed, and received applause even from the Government side of the "ouse. At Mr. Disraeli s suggestion, the division upon ^is debate was to take placa on Monday. How -iously the time was looked forward to! was to be the overthrow of the Minis- «y, said many» the Government supporters bunted upon fifteen viajovity; but atl were ••^nvinced a great crisis Was .coming on. 1 attended the House as usual on this day, but aOon discovered that there was no earnestness a-boub the debate. We were all convinced that xmderstasdingr bad arri^edl at, JLo:rd, | John Manners made no sensation; Mr. Bernal j Osborne told every one a bit of his mind," and showed that all had erred and strayed from their way like lost sheep he abused the Government, S but he abused the Opposition also, and, in the end, I contended that the Ministers were right, and he should support them. Lots of small fry rose on either side, but no one cared to hear them. Later in the evening, Mr. Gladstone spoke well to his -subject, and was willing to conciliate in any way. Mr. Disraeli exposed the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer's failings, and then the mover of the resolu- tion, Captain Hayter, declared his intention of with- drawing his amendment, being satisfied that the Go- vernment would accede to his request in committee. Lord Elcho was indignant and desired a division. The.- Government, feeliri strong, also wanted to divide, but the Conservatives in a body rushed into the lobby, leaving the House rather than ex- hibit themselves in a minority.. It was a laugh- able farce; the Ministers enjoyed it much, and thus the anticipated defeat ended. The House went into committee upon the bill. Clause by clause will be discussed during the next week, and, in the end, one of the most moderate reforms ever introduced will be passed, with sundry modi- fications to suit the tastes and feelings of the Opposition, as well as the AduUamites or Middle party.
COS FICTION OF AN INNOCENT MAN AND FREE PARDON. At the "Westminster Police-court, on Saturday, Mr. Selfe, on. taking his seat upon the bench, drew atten- tion to the following matter, which exhibits extra- ordinary peculiarities A few months ago D@mia.iqno Carroll, a youth, was charged, with three others, with sacrilege, at St. Jude's Church, Chelsea, and committed for trial, pro- testing his innocence. A witness on his bbihalf, whose evidence was most material, was not called upon the trial, and Carroll was convicted and sentenced to seven years' transportation, as he was at that time on a ticket of leave. About a month ago one of the real culprits in the sacrilege, believing himself at the point of death, declared that he could not leave this world in peace without confessing that Carroll was innocent. This was immediately communicated to his friends, and it was stated that Carroll was working hard to obtain a honest living when falsely accused with this offence. Mr. Seife, hearing of the matter, wrote to the governor of the prison (not that where Carroll was confined), and he, procuring the dying declaration of the sick man, it was forwarded forthwith to the Home Secretary, and the worthy magistrate now de. sired that it should be immediately communicated to Carroll's friends that her Majesty, by the advice of Sir George Grey, had granted him a free pardon.
I T-WF. EARL, OF 8TAMF0&D AND HIS TRAINEE. In the Court of Chancery, last week, before Vice- Chancellor Wood, was heard the Earl of Stamford and Warrington v. Dawson, a bill filed by the earl against Mr. J. Dawson, late trainer of his horses. The de- fendant: had been plaintiff's horse trainer at £ 500 a J year salary from 1859 to 1863. Plaintiff's racing establishment was carried on at Chesterfield-house, Newmarket, but in 1859 he removed it to Heath-house, Newmarket, and afterwards directed defendant to hire additional stabling. Defendant accordingly took a lease of a, house, called Shakespeare-house, and stables at Wocidditton, near Heath-house, and when asked whether his name or plaintiff's should be put in the lease he said, It does not signify perhaps you h.ad better put mine in." Accordingly his name was in- serted. The rent was X30 a year for seven years. Defendant also, by pla-ntifi's directions, took a lease of ground at Cbippenham Gallop at X30 a year for training plaintiff's race horses. Plaintiff expended considerable sums ia repairing Shakespeare-house, and defendant; charged him for the rent and taxes. In November, 1863, plaintiff refused to pay defendaut £586 lis. 5d., claimed as a balance due, until he in- vestigated defendant's accounts, and it was agreed to refer all matters in dispute to Admiral Rous. After- wards defendant refused to proceed with the arbi- tration, and he recently brought an action in the Court of Exchequer against plaintiff to recover the £ 586 lis. 5d. balance which he claimed as lessee of Sh akeapeare-house and Chippenham Gallop. This bill was filed ti!J restrain said action, and defendant held such leases simply as plaintiff's trustee. The case was only part heard when the court rose.
THE -REFORM CBIBIS: WILL THERE BE A DISSOLUTION? It is becoming more and more evident (observes the Dail/y Telegraph) that if the Government permit the House of Commons to proceed upon Captain Hayter's amendment in the recently developed spirit of blind and insolent antagonism to all Reform, few persons io or out of Parliament would regret the downfall of an Administration thus confessing itself to lack both the earnestness and the dignity indispensable to all great measures. It is the consistent and uniform allegation of those who advocate despotic rule, and decry oui" representative forms, that, under an abso- lute regime, enlightened laws are announced, and take instant effect without damaging dis- cussion but that under a constitutional sys- tem, two-thirds of the virtue and vitality of any good scheme are frittered away during the tedious and desultory debates between its introduction and its passage into law. By a curious coincidence, the two greatest representative assemblies of the world, the English, House of Commons and the American House of Representatives, are affording conspicuous illustra- tions of political scepticism. To a. De Tocqueviile, the afctitade of own assembly would at this mo- ment be haoiliating spectacle; to a Metter- niach or a Hesseirode, a triumphant evidence of foolishness. During the present session of Par- liament we have bad a rich and exhaustive programme of legislation laid before us by one of the most earnest thiiskers and persuasive speakers that ever stood in the place once filled by Canning, by Peel, and by Palmer- Eton. It is admitted that in eloquence Mr. Gladstone is equal, if not superior to Mr. Canning; in ratiocina- tion and earnest thoughtfulness equal, if not superior to Sir Robert Peel. Bat in the eyes of Lord El oho, Mr. Lowe, and the bulk of the Conservative party, the great and varied of the present leader of the Commons are of no avail, because he lacks lacks the worldly wisdom and knowledge of mankind which were the most eminent characteristics of his immediate predecessor. On this pretext, all the urgent and pressing legisla- tion for which Ireland, with her Habeas Corpus Act suspended, cries aloud, is to stand over sine die; all the complicated and entangled measures for dealing with the overshadowing incubus of our National Debt which Mr. Gladstone contemplates, and which he alone can carry through, are to be abandoned all the law reforms which, with the consent and assistance of one of the purest Lord Chancellors that ever sat on the woolsack were about to be matured and per. fected, are to be intercepted and arrested; all measures of needful improvement and practical jMyantage are to be set aside, until Sir Ra.ina.ld Knightley hag elaborated his scheme for chock- mg pribei-y^ until Captain Hayter has adjusted such a IRediBtributicHi of Seats Bill as will leave the borough of Wells at the disposal of Sir William Hayter, and until Mr. Ijowe ia summoned to be the Dens ex machind in pulling ner Majesty's Government out of the slough of despond, m which, if the amendment of to-night j be carried, they -will be found wallowing and floundering. No (EdipnS is wanted to solve the transparent enigma presented in the attitude of the House of Commons. It jE, not true, be the phraseology of Lord Grosvenor what it may, that "this House is ready to discuss, with a view to its settlement," any measure of. Parliamentary Retorm. It is not true that Captain Hayter and the incumbents ot other boroughs destined to a diminution of their importance, if not to extinc- tion, by tbe Government scheme of grouping, would be propitiated by any coneelvecole measure which did not leave their boroughs intact. It is not true that Sir Rainald Knightley and his coadjutors care one fig about that taint of corruption in boroughs by whieh, despite what Mr. Disraeli says to the con- trary, the Conservative party have never been back- ward in profiting. The soheme now before Parliament has been accepted by us, as it has been accepted by all true and earnest Reformers, because, in the interest I Zlt House of which more than 400 members W,j.te), upon the hustings to advocate Reform, we Q. that, honour and sincerity should not be proclaimed to the world as no longer the characteristics of the British House of Commons. We call upon her Majesty's Government to sound no uncertain note about the significance of the division which is now imminent. If they are defeated, and if they tamely acquiesce in that postponement of Reform for which the majority of the Bouse is really manoeuvring, Lord Eussell will not only lose all claim to support from the Liberal party m or out of Parlia- ment, but he will crown along life spent in the service of the State with an act so derogatory to his name that no previous services will suffice to remove the stigma.
INFAMOUS BOBBERY BY A POLIGE- C0N8TABLR David Francis Richards, 34, lately* t* constable in the S division of police, was indicted at the Middlesex Session on Tuesday, before Mr. W. H. Bodkin, As. sistant Judge, for stealing the sum of X60, the monies of Henry Wright Beddon, in his dwelling-house. The prisoner pleaded guilty to the indictment. It appeared that an acquaintance had existed be- tween the daughter of the prosecutor, who is now dead, and the prisoner, and he was in the habit of visiting her at her house very frequently. At the time of her decease it was ascertained th she died possessed of a considerable sum of money. OI!e d B,y ett:dy in Ma.y the prisoner went to the prosecutor's house, which is a brothel, and shortly afterwards the prosecutor and several men went to a public-house together. Ha left the prisoner and the prosecutor's wife together, and was not absent for more than a quarter of an hour, but when he came back the prisoner was gone. The following morning the prosecutor found that the lock of a drawer had been broken open, and between £ 60 and X70 that he had placed there was gone. He gave information to the police, and suspicion fell upon the prisoner. On a constable named Francis Leverett, 7 S, proceeding to the prisoner's lodgings in Brook- street, he questioned the prisoner as to where he had been the previous day, bat he declined to say where he had been. He was then told the charge against him, when he said it was no use denying it, as he was drunk at the time, and took a purse con- tainiBg^Ss. 9d. from one pocket, and a wallet containing Y,48 lOIS. from another. It seemed that he sent the woman away for a short time on a pretended message, and while he was alone in. the house committed the robberv. The Assistant-Judge asked what he had to say for himself ? Prisoner: I am very sorry for it, as I have brought disgrace upon my wife and innocent children, and also on my brother constables. I promise you I will for the future refrain from picking and stealing. I was acquainted with the prosecutor and his daughter, and thraa months before her death I counted her money for her, and I found jS365 5s,, which I placed in a cash-box, and she several times asked me to place it in the bank for her. I got drunk and took the money. The prisoner made a whining and miserable attempt to cover his offence by observing that he was sorry to say that it was a. frequent thing for members of the force to visit the place in question. The Assistant Judge; 1 hardly know what to do with you. Here are you, a public officer, stealing money from a person with whom yon became acquainted in a brothel, and I must say that I think you Lava aggravated your offence by the. defence yon have set up that the police are frequently in the habit of going to brothels. As you are a. married man, yoa certainly had no right to be there I consider jour offense ia a most serious one, and the sentence of the oonrt upon you is, that you be imprisoned aad kbp i; to hard labour for two years.
THE ADVERTISING LOAN SYSTEM, William Walton, general dealer, 15, Graf ton-street, Fitzroy-square, late of 77, Newman-street, Oxford- street, was charged, at the Soathwark Police-court, with obtaining J2140 from Mr. Henry Law, under false and fraudulent pretences. The prosecutor said he had recently returned from America, and having seen an advertisement requiring a loan of money., he wrote to the address given, and the prisoner called upon him and said he wanted £ 40 upon some dock warrants for brandy. The statement relative to the brandy was so satisfactory that he advanced the money on the warrants, and received from the prisoner a, promissory Dote at twenty- one day s for £ 45. The next day he went with the prisoner, at his request, to the docks, and was there shown a sample of excellent brandy, which the prisoner said was the brandy represented by the warrants. Prisoner then suggested that he had serae sherries in the docks, which he might require an advance upon, and prosecutor went to taste them. They were thoroughly good sherries, and the next day the prisoner asked him. for a further loan of upon the sherries. Ho lent the money and took four warrants, which were said to represent the sherries he had tasted. Shortly afterwards he advanced the prisoner another sum of £ 50 upon other warrants, which, he said, referred to the wiue he had tasted. He also received promissory notes upon both these occasions. The money was not paid, and he saw nothing more of prisoner till he was apprehended. Mr. White, swine broker, stated that he had, been employed by the prosecutor to obtain samples from the docks of the brain dy and wine represented by the warrants. The brandy he found to be a filthy, worthless Hamburg spirit, not fit for consumption, and the sherry was the colour of port wino, and had no more the taste of sherry than it had of small beer; it was filthy in the extreme. Both the brandy and the ao-called sherry was worthless, and no one would be fool enough to pay the duty on them. It was with difficulty that the prisoner had been apprehended, as he had left his place of address, and there was no clue to his residence. A remand was asked for in order that it might be ascertained whether there were any other similar charges against the prisoner. Mr. 13archam granted the remand, and upon being asked to receive bail sa.id he would accept the pri- soner'B recognisance in £ 500, and two sureties in < £ 250 each, with 48 hours' notice.
OUrt "CiTV ARTICLE, NOTWITHSTANDING that the high rate of discount is still causing embarrassment in many quarters, and serious inconvenience, to commercial men, affairs in the money market are improving, and a much better feeling prevails than when last we wrote. It is satisfactory to note that such an event as the stoppage of the Consolidated Bank produced but comparatively slight effect, upon general business, the public appearing readily to accept the explanation of which that incident was really capable. No tendency to a, return of panic was therefore exhibited, but, on the contrary, for several successive days the markets have gradually been becoming more firm. What adverse influence may be observed at work just now is derived rather from the position of aff-airs on the Con- tinent, and continued, anticipations of way, than from the condition, either present, or recent, of monetary affairs at home. The arrivals of gold from America have continued, and a considerable sum is knows to have found its way into the Ba.nk of England since the date of its return, of the 30bh of May. Only a small addition had then been made to the stock of bullion, as compared with that of the previous week—namely, < £ 20,989., But there had been a large demand upon the Bank's reserves, both oa account of other banking establishments, which had wished to guard against a run that might have been produced by the failure of the Bank of London and the Consolidated, and also to supply the discount demand with which the Bank has had chiefly to deal. The discounts and advances made during the week were to the amount of Y,2,397,057 but a, large portion of this .£1,676,163-found its way back to the Bank in the form of private deposits; that is to say, it was not taken for actual use, but kept in reserve for possible requirements. There was, however, on the week, a further dimiaution of £ 415,455 in the Bank's reserve of notes, which was tt-ft at the un- precedente.dly low figure of £ 415,410. In the corresponding week last year it amounted to .£15,838,491.. It must be remembered that, after the recent, crisis, it is something that the Bank should have any notes in reserve at all, and that it should have been able to maintain its position without recourse to the extraordinary powers of issue conferred by the Treasury letter. As regaids the immediate prospect, the gold now flowing in to this country is likely to strengthen the position of the Bank materially within the next week or two; while, if no unexpected events should arise, the notesand specie lately withdrawn from the Bank will gradually return to its till. The drain for the Con- tinent has stopped, and, as foreign holders who took alarm have already withdrawn their capital, there is little more to fear from that quarter. There has been much talk within the last few days of a rumoured arrangement between the Bank of England and the Bank of France, by wbich as- sistance was to be advanced to the former estab- lishment by the latter. For some time the re- serves of the French bank have been steadily in- creasing, until they now stand higher than for years past; and it was confidently asserted on the authority of a French paper that a por- tion of these reserves was to be lent for a time to the Bank of England. But there is not the slightest reason to suppose that any understanding of the kind has actually been in contemplation. Oar own bank has at least twelve millions of specie in reserve, and its resources would have to be much weaker than they really are before the directors would be likely t@ take the step suggested. The Bank of England has in former times lent assistance to the Bank of France in an indirect manner, the latter establishment in such cases arranging a credit with two or three London firms, and drawing on the Bank of Eng- land to their account. In such a way the accom- modation to this side of the Channel could be arranged, if desired; but there is nothing now in the circumstances of the time to render such a proceeding at all likely. The difference in the position of the national banks of England and France at the present moment, with the contrast afforded by the rate of discount in the two capitals-in the one ten per cent., in the other four has been the subject of remark in Parliament, and the question has been put to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it was not thought advisable by the Government that an inquiry should be in- stituted into the working of the Bank of England under its present constitution, and the causes of the excessive fluctuations in the Bank rate. A similar under its present constitution, and the causes of the excessive fluctuations in the Bii-nk rate. A similar investigation was recently commenced in France, and we believe it is still in progress. In reply, the Chancellor alluded to the many inquiries that have already taken place into the currency question, and expressed his belief that it would be very unde- sirable to enter upon another such investigation in the present state of affairs, or even to discuss it as a probable event. As to the Bank rate of discount, he remarked that, with the large business trans- acted by this country as compared with that of any foreign nation, it was to be expected that the rate would fluctuate much more frequently and mate- rially than might be the case elsewhere. We have also more economy in our currency, and keep a much smaller reserve; while all holders of money more systematically turn it to account here than is the case abroad. Clearly, it is impossible that, ] with, all these different circumstances, the same steadiness of rate can be maintained. in this country that is sometimes seen. in foreign nations. With regard to the attempts recently made, for speculative purposes, to injure the position in the market of banks and other establishments, hv the spread of unfounded rumours to their prejudice, we observe that Agra and Masterman's Bank, which notoriously was one of the sufferers by these proceedings, has offered a reward of Y.100 for the detection of anyone concerned in the conspiracy against that concern. It is alleged by tbe authori- ties of the bank that notice was sent by letter and telegram to its customers and shareholders, urging them to sell their shares and withdraw their accounts, as the bank was about to stop payment. All persons who may have received such a notice are requested to put themselves in communication with the bank's solicitors. No doubt is enter- tained that such practices were widely prevalent in the few days immediately preceding and follow- ing the late panic, and it is to be hoped that some of the guilty parties—who would wantonly have inflicted irreparable loss upon thousands, for the sake of a comparatively slight gain to themselves —may be discovered and brought to justice. Many attempts are being made to reorganise the business of the establishments that have lately failed, but at present without any decided suc- cess. Among other projects, there is one for amalgamating the three banks—the Consolidated, the Bank of London, and the European—into one undertaking, which, it is suggested, might bear the title of the Lsndon Bank (Limited). It is believed that many of the customers of all these companies would be willing to resume business relations with such a concern, provided it could be formed upon a satisfactory basis. Much aversion is mani- fested by the shareholders to the prospect of the companies being entirely broken up and their con- nections scattered to the winds, more especially as it is thought a few months will do much to set their affairs right with the general public.
Ifsnbffiit aiu! arkets. Money Market. CITY, JUNE 5.—There is a demand to-da-y for the funds, "which have risen per eent;.„ but most other securities have experienced a further reduction, owing to an almost general expectation that war will soon break out on tbe Continent. Foreign b&nds are decidedly flat, especially Italian of 1861. The applications for discount continue moderate, and the tendency of rates is downwards. The general quotation for choice bills is to f per cent., but some transactions have taken place at a fraction below. It appears that a further sum of LI,200,000 in gold is now on the way from New York to Europe, including £ 300 000 shipped by tbe steamer City of New York. The bulk » doubtless 'on English account. It is anticipated that the influx to the Bank of England will continue on a large scale, and that a reduction in the official mmimwm witi soon be announced. Consols are now quoted 85s to -1\, ex div., both for money and to-morrow's settlement, and 85i to 86, ex div., for the new account (July), The railway market remains heavy, and a fresh fall is observable in prices. London and North-Western stock is quoted 116 to t; Metropolitan. 125l to t; Great Western, 5M to 54J; Midland, 121J to 122i; Lancashire and York- shire 120 to South-Eastern, 69J to J; Great Northern, 122 to 123: ditto A, 129t to 130}; Caledonian, 126 to 127; Oreat Eastern, 36 to t i and London, Chatham, and Dover, 85 to 26. BANK OF ENGLAND.—An Account, pursuant; to the Act 7 and 8 Viet., cap. 32, for the week ending on Wediies- day, May 30, 1866. ISSUE DEPARTMENT. Notes issued £ 26,434,205 1, £ 26.434,205 Government debt *1.1,015,100 Other securities. 8,98i,90P Gold coin & bullion 11,434,205 Silver bullion £ 26,434,205 BANKING DEPARTMENT. Proprietors'eapife'l £ 14,553,000| Seat 3,419.759 Public Deposits 6,188,512 Other Deposits 20,467,080i Seven da\>s and _„J other bills 543,730 £45.172.081 Governmentsecu- rities (inc. dead weight annuity) £10,864,038 Other Securities 33,447,463 Notes. 415,Li; Gold & silver coin 444,570 215,172,081 May 31,1866. W. MILLER, Chief Cashier. The Corn Trade. MARK-LANE, JUNE 4.—The supply of English Wheat to this morning's market was moderate, and met a slow sale at the prices of last week. There was a tolerable attendance, and the business transacted in foreign was limited, there being less pressure to sell than last week. About Monday's prices were realised upon the business done.—Grinding Barley was rather cheaper.—Beans and Peas were una terec1 in value.-For Oats there was a good demand, at a decline of 6d to Is per qr. upon the prices of this day se'nnight.—In Plow there was but little done, and prices were uaaltered. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND PiO'SIFT, Shilling? per Qzmsrtw WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new -41 t-o S3 » red 40 4T Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 41 47' BARLEY 29 to 34 Chevalier, new37 4B Grinding 29 31 Distilling 32 37 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new 60 67 Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new 60 W Brown 5ff 58 EYE 26 as. OATS, English, feed 20 to 25 Potato 24 00 Scotch, feed .20 25.Potato. 24. 30 Irish, feed, wiiitel9 22 Fine. 28 26 Ditto, black 19 22 Potato 24 27 BEANS, Mazagan .42 4t Ticks ,.42 4*> Harrow 44 47 Pigeon 47 51 PEAS, white, boilers 37 42 Maple39feo42 Grey,new 3C fr FLOUR, per sack of 2S01bs., Town, Households 42 4S Country,onshoTe32to35 87 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore 31 3a F FOREIGN GRAIN. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed ,52 to 55 old, extra 55 X, KSnigsberg 48 53.extra 53 55 Rostock 48 52 fine 68 5S- Silefian, red 46 48 white 40 51- Pomera., Meckberg., and Uckermrk.red old 46 51 Russian, hard, 42 to 45. St. Petersburg and Riga 45 4S Danish and Holstein, red 45 5A French, none Rhine and Belgium. 47 58 American,redwir.ter47to51,spriug46to49,white BARLEY, grinding27 to 30. distilling and malting 35 40 OATS, Dutch, brewing and PoIgnds20 to 26.feed 18 2S Danish and Swedish, feed 19 to 24,Stralsund, 19 24*• Russian, Riga 20to 22.Arch., 20 to 22,I"sburg 23 25 TABES, spring, per qr 45 ? BEANS, Frtesland and Holstein 37 tvlz KSnigsberg 40 to 43.Egyptian — — PEAS, feeding and maple 37 41.fine boilers 36' 40 INDIAN CORN, white .30 33.yellow .30 38- FLOUR, per sack, French 33 37.Spanish, p sack 88 37 American, per brl. 23 26.extra and d'ble. 27 ^VEEPOOL, Jusb 5.-The market fairly attenitetj, Wheat in better demand and y-rices are Id dearer. Mod&» rate business in Flour, which is held for Is and Oatmeal steady, at lute rates.-Indian Corn in f-Air request; fair qualities give way 3d per qr.; mixed, 29s fÓ
Meat and Poultry Markets, NEWGATE AND LEADENS ALL. — Thero ara goü¡;¡' supplies of meat, and the trade ia steady, Per 8ibs. by the egrease,- a. a. s. d Inferior beef 3 4 to 3 8 Middling ditto 3 10 4 0 Prime large 4 2 4 4 Ditto small 4 6 4 8 Large pork 3 10 4 6 Inferior mutton 3 G 4 6 Middling ditto 4 8 5 2 Prime ditto 5 4 5 8 Veal 4 4 5 4 Small pork 4 8 5 8 Lamb 5 8 7 0 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 Goslings, each 8 0 9 01 Fowls, each 2 0 3 01 9, å. to 8. 4. Capons,, each. 0 C í) f) Chickens, each 19 2 S Duckiings,0acli 3 0 4 £ Rabbits, each. 10 1 € Hares, each 3 6 4 6 Grouse, each. 0 0 0 0 Partridges,tach 0 0 0 f) Pheasants,eaeh 0 0 I) 0 Pigeons, each. 0 8 I) t Ostend fro butter, per doz; Ibs. 11 8 V 6 English ditto. 12 0 1 c French eggs, 120 5 6 7 0 Engliah ditto. 8 0 U t, METROPOLITAN.—A statement of the supptu 1 r prices of fat live stock on Monday, Jane 5, 1865, of < • pared with Monday, June 4. 1866 Per SIbs. to sink the offal. Jane 5, 1865.J une 4, 8. d. s. d. s. d. s &. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 6 to 3 10 3 8 to 4 f Second quality ditto ,4 0 4 4 4 4 <4 » Prime large Oxen 4 6 4 8 4 10 0 0 Prime Scots, &c 4 10 5 0 5 2 t Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 4 4 8 '0' 3 10 » 4 Second quality ditto. 4 10 5 4 4 6 a Prime (litto 5 6 5 10 5 4 6 8 l'rime Southdown ditto 6 0 6 2 5 10 ? 8 Lambs 6 4 7 8 6 8 8 iD Large coarse Calves 4 2 4 8 5 4 t Prime c-litto 4 10 5 2 6 .0 fj 4 Large Hogs 3 8 4 4 4 0 -> Neat small Porkers, 4 4 5 0 4 f: w
Prult and Vegetables. COVE NT-GARDEN, JUNE 2.—In consequence, or » remperateweather which we are ¡I:t present experienüi.n3, foreign imports, consisting of both fruit and get-1 !■( ach the market in very good condition. Cheruts j ha Continent continue to arrive in tolerable a! ui 1 Foreign apricots also make their appearance.. Gi plentiful, and tbe supply of strawberries i.an t improved. Dessert poara, are now cotftned to .Et::st' Beurre. Apples consist of court pendu plat. of Pill there is a. fair supply. Salads are more plenfaul, t, also cucumbers. Supplies of .English peas now come 1, Kent and Sorner:5etfóhir. Flowers chiefly consist of cku< t orchids, heaths, cinerarias, camellias, pelargoniu u <• stocks, mignonette, and roses. FBUII. •* s. d. s d. Apples,p.hf-sieve 4 0 8 0 Grapes, per lb. 5 0 10 0 Lemons, p 100 6 0 10 0 Gooseberries qt. 0 6 0 9 Nuts, cob, 1001b 0 0 0 0 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 Oranges,p.100 6 Oto12 0 ] 1:1. d. Peaches,per doz. 24 0 36 b Pears,kitchen, dz. 0 0 v v i „ dessert,, 0 0 Ö Pineapples,p. lb. 6 0 10 0 Strawberries,p ox. 0 6 0 S Walnuts. pr bh, 14 0 Chestnuts, dc. 8 0 3 5 ft VEGETABLES. s d 11d1 &rtichokcs,per doz.4 0 to 6 °: Asparagus,perbun. 3 0 8 01 Beans,kidney,p.100 2 0 0 Oi Beet, per dozen .2 0 3 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 10 3. 6] Cabbages, per doz. 10 20 Carrots, per bunch 0 4 "C 8 Cauliflowers, p. doz. 2 0 SO Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 6 Cucumbers, each 0 8 10 Endive, per score.1 0 2 6 Garlic, per lb 0 10 00 Herbs, per hunch.0 6 00 Horseradish, p. bn. 2 6 4 0 Leeks, per bunch.0 3 0 0; Lettuces, per doz.1 0 16 Mint, per bunch .0 3 0 4| 8 (I Mushrooms,per^ott.2 0 < Mustard&Qress.p.p.O g Onions, pertmshel.6 0 b(.' pickling, p.qt.l 0 s* 4 Parsley, per | sieve 2 0 HO |Peas, per qt. 3( Parsnips, per dox I ( H t I Potatoes, York Re- gents, per ton 80 0 ') Bocks, per ton 60 0 7 f |Flukes, per ton 105 0 t Bocks, per ton 60 0 7 f Flukes, per ton 105 0 t Kidneys, per cwfc. 8 0 1° lRadishe3, p. 12 bn. 0 fc x \» [Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 d, Sea,Kale,pei-punnet 0 0 Spinach, per bash, 4 n Turnips, per bunch O)
London Produce Market. MINCING LANE, JUNE 5,— SUGAR.—1The market opened tteadily but quietly, at last week's currency. important sales are as yet reported by private con bast.. Refined- Owing to light supplies, prices are well main- tained; brown lumps quoted at 43s 9d to 44s, PiecsB 111wr been sold on higher terms. COFFER-About 1,200 b"gs oi native Ceylon have beci:- sold; good ordinary, 58s Gd; bold, 61s to 61s 6d, Plankat;i<:>r gold at fully previous rates. COCOA Business has been d,,r e at firm prices TEA —The public rales of China teas are progress.cnj; ■ about last sale's currency3 RUM.-The market remains quiet. RICE. 3.700 bags of Neeranzie Arra«uc. sold at 108 4^ short prompt SALTPKTUE.—'The market is inactive INDIGo.-The next quarterly sales of East India, aro fixüd for the 10th JHly; the declarations are expected to be b'1Y. COTTON There is a steady demand, and prices have stier: an upward tendency. JUTE.—The market is firm, prices arcnow 10s to 2GB ton above the closing rates of last week. HEMP.—Russian is firmer, iL-31 paid for clean. PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE, HAMS, kc.. at pe> w? —Butter: Friesland, 92s to 943 Jersey, 843 to B2: Dorset, lo4s to 108s. Fresh: per doz., 103 Od to 14s Od; Cheese: Cheshire, 728 to 84s; Double Gloucester, 74s to 7Bs; Cheddar, 76;; to 8is: American. 66s to 71s. Hams: York, » 90s to 160s; Cumberland, new, 90stol00s Irish, new, on 100s. Be con "Wiltshire. 72» to 76a: Irish, green, 66.4 to '< COTTON, LIVEEPOOL, JTJNE 5.—The market rather qtiiefc LIVE I f," tit e- Sales about 10,000 bales. TALLOW, JUNE 2.-The market is quiet. Town tallow is quoted 41s 9d Petersburg Y.C. on the spot 42s 6d June. 428 to 423 6d; October to December, 46s 6d, "sellers." HOPS, BOROUGH, JUNE 4. Messrs. Pattenden snd Smith, report, an active demand for all descriptions of hops, bot.h English and foreign, prices for the former ruling iully 30s per cwt dearer. The reports from all the plantations COJS- tiime very unfavourable, fly having made its appearance in- large quantities throughout Kent and Sussex and on ikt continent. HAY MARKETS— Srnithfleld. Cumberland. ( Whitookia- „ „ j s. d. s. d.l s. d. s. d.j s. d. a. dj Meadow Hay. 80 0 to 110 0 80 Oto .112 01 80 0 to 110" 0 Clover ilOO-O 130 0,300 0 ISO Olioa 0 133 C Straw 380 44 0i 40 0 45 O. 38 0 4,1.,
It is now known that the loss of stamps at the la,te robbery at the Manchester stamp office, amounts ic nearly £ 9 900. Mr. Howard, the distributor, will have to bear the whole loss. X5,000 worth of the stamps cannot be made available by the burglars Drowned in the River Lea.—An inquest to- held on Friday by Mr. Humphreys ft the Spread Eagle Tavern, Homerton, on Henry Beaumont Hop. kins, aged 19, drowBed.—Mr. 0. G. Hornblow said that he and the deceased were clerks in the office of J the Royal Insurance Company, and they were in thiÐ habit of rowing together on the river Lea. On Tttea- day morning at seven o'clock they hired cuir'ggcir boats at Lea-bridge and rowed to Tottenham. Wbea they reached Horseshoe Point on the return witxisf-s's boat went aground, and upon looking out he saw the decea-ed'e boat in the middle of the stream, and the deceaged in the water near it. He sank hnmediately) and, no assistance being at hand, three-quarters of an hour elapsed before his body waa recovered, and he was then, of course, quite dead. Witness could not say how deceased got into the water, but in an oat- rigger boat, it the oar caught in the weeds the bank, or if it missed the w&.ter, the rower WF"a,. almost certain to fall overboard Verdict—" dentai D;j«tlt by Drowning."