PASLIAIEIIABY JOTTINGS. I HOPE I am not bold in giving my private opinion upon recent debates in the House of Com- ^ons; but the Congress in the U nited States has been compared to a bear garden," and I think Americans, had they been present in the British House of Commons upon some recent OCcasions, could have thrown back upon us some- thing like the same taunt. Let us take, for in- stance, one particular night when the Reform Bill Q.s to be introduced. The Speaker took the chair 1,1 his usual calm manner, the orders of the day ere proceeded with, and amongst the notices of Motion on the paper was a question as to the presence in England of certain Chinese princes, whether they had visited this country officially Were recognised by the Government as a depu- 5tion from the Celestial Empire. The Minister of replied that he was aware of their presence atoongst us; that their visit was not an official atoongst us; that their visit was not an official 0e, but he hoped that it would lead to nearer diplowa,tic relations, and would tend to increased Mercantile connections with the Eastern world, kc&rcely had the words been uttered when prince Pim and his son To-Ko entered the am- ^ssadors' gallery. They were dressed in fine lowing robes, and were followed by three pendants, who were in Chinese costume, two interpreters also following in the wake. Prince Pitil took his seat to the extreme right of gallery, the interpreter sat beside him, and ^vided the father from Prince To-Ko, his jj?H. The three attendants took seats at some ^stance from their august masters. Prince Pim, white linen habiliments adorned with gold, ookea down upon the assembly below him as it ^ey were quite secondary to the great empire he ^Presented. He took out a Chinese pocket-book pencil, and was prepared to take notes. One 0lllel have wished that upon this occasion some, great orator would have risen, and by his elo- 'I q4ence shown the Eastern princes that there was 4 Demosthenes in the British House of Parlia- ^ent. But no; Mr. Whalley rose, and determinedly submitted a motion he had upon the paper, to the «ect that Fenianism was in some way coupled ^th Popery, and that the priests were at the bottom of all the crimes which this brotherhood 4d introduced. Away he stormed, no way re- ^rded by the cries of Divide, divide!" "Sing, or Agreed, agreed I" Mr. Oliphant, a ^ernber of the House, who has seen much service India, wended his way to the Chinese envoys, 1 Itnd in vain attempted to convince them that the 8aker was not a, great man in the House, that *8 subject was unpopular, &c., and that the howls irey heard were not the usual expedients of P ir- ^ttientary deliberations in the British House of oiDmons. There were at this time in the House bout 500 members, and Sir Percy Burrell took the Jhisuai. course of asking the Speaker to count, the j_ °Use, upon which three-fourths of the mem- left it, but there being still upwards of forty Presentatives present, the Speaker very politely jetted to Mr. Whalley that the members of the ]j.0tlse were impatient, whereupon he withdrew Dlo^on> but not before the Celestials had left g^Hory, no doubt impressed with tke very I i ^ui'dinary way in which business was conducted House of Commons. Enough upon this point, however; the great e§tion of the week was the Reform BtIL Never 9,8 there a more d ivided House; members who ^ee to this will not agree to that. The struggle great to pass the preliminary steps, amend- peQt after amendment was negatived until at ungth Government got into committee upon the and there clause by clause is discussed with ?fitermined opposition. The excitement is becom- es greater as the bill proceeds, and Mr. Gladstone met at every point with some amendment or whicb. materially affects his bill. He is,' eer, proceeding as rapidly as possible, and is in dissatisfied with the many forced delays. For det 8.1I.ce, on the debate on Thursday there was a ^fmined opposition to the county franchise of 1 > Mr. Wa!pole moved as an amendment to sub- a,h^Ul:e ^or A spirited discussion ensued, hi ar' midnight the committee divided, when the J were—for the £ 14 franchise, -297; for j ^0, 283; majority for Ministers, 14. I think I j ^,Ver heard such vociferous cheers follow any j Vision. It was, as it were, the great climax got 1 dif?1"" 'le Government feared a defeat, and they j Dot pledge themselves to adopt the absolute « they had fixed upon, therefore they considered a „l8 a triumph even beyond that they expected, *ter the cheers had subsided, Mr. Gladstone j °Posed that they should proceed with the bill ^committee on the nert day—Friday. "No, q?j cried the Opposition—" Monday;" but the ^ancellor of the Exchequer explained that, as there ere few motions to be discussed on Friday they w Jtidiciously debate it on that day, and the 1 J°rity being in favour of the Government, the tj £ Jer day was fixed for the reproduction of the \vrm committee. ib* Friday came, however, the Tories were 'P spared to entorce a postponement, and a discus- °n concerning the new site of the Royal Academy on concerning the new site of the Royal Academy j made to occupy three hours, until the clock j*nted to five minutes past eleven, at which time [? r-Gladstone r08e an(j said, with anything but Wod humour in his oountenance, that having ,pro- ised that the debate on the Reform Bill should "ltrocluce^ after eleven o'clock, and it being en a few minutes past that hour, he must agree its aojournment until Monday But Monday was the evesttul day on which > clause for the county franchise was expected ^ally to pass The Conservatives suddenly dis- ^vered that there was no amendment on the pper in opposition to the £ M rental. They had ^ied on the previous day to increase this sum £ 20 and had been defeated, and now, unless an was made, it would pass through committee /^opposed. So the burly Mr. Hunt scarcely j^ited to swallow his breakfast on Monday, p^fore fee sent a special messenger down to the h&ncellor of the Exchequer's private residence a notification that he should move an amend- ^ent to the effect of making the qualification a ^iog instead of a rental one. Well, the House met at the usual hour, four ?kel°cb, and the orders of the day were gone J*50ugh pretty quickly, when suddenly Mr. ^Qglake asked a question from the Chancellor the Exchequer concerning our interference with b-e German Powers. Here was a chance for the 0Uservatives, which they immediately embraced, after the Government reply had been given, D. Griffith, Mr. B. Cochrane, Mr. Sandford, Sir G. Bowyer, all had a rap at the Ministers; came Sir Robert Peel from the Ministerial pompous and authoritative, telling the Go- ei'Qment that the motion was made an his sug- l: "6stion, and he was surprised at tke want of ^hdour in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's >eP'y. Then we had a drawing-room speech from Robert Montagu, after which a few words r°m Mr. Laing (the Adullamite), who upon this Oceasion frankly defended the Government and COntended that this debate was quite useless, and Only wasting the time of the House. The Tories "ere, however, not to be put down; one after Mother, we had Major Walker, and Mr. H. Sey- ^our, and Iiord Cra^nborne-—t.he latter of whom ^iade a violent attack upon the Cha,nceller of the Exchequer, which Mr. Layard had to defend— ^~then came in rapid succession Colonel Edwards, Cavendish Bentinck, Mr. Powell, Lord Claude j Hamilton, and Mr. Wiuteside. The debate had '^sted nearly five hours when up rosa Sir John I fianmer, whose face and figure might be taken for that, of a jolly London alderaiara,, He re" — "m- ferred to the time he had taken to dine, and his surprise at finding the same debate going on as when he left the House. The h c n. baronet told the Opposition, in no very mea- sured terms, that they were merely giving way to windy expressions, stating what they would like to have, and what they would not, and were perfectly careless whether they were heard or not, so long as they could delay the great measure of Reform, and stated bis opinion that the House of Commons was fast falling into the character of a low debating society. This did not stop the Op- position, however; on went Lord J. Manners, Sir John Walsh, &c. Mr. Hibbert then persuasively begged the House to defer the war question and turn to Reform, which brought out Colonel Knox, who said nobody wanted Raform, and it might as well be postponed for another session as not. At 'engtb. the debate came to an end, and the House went into committee upon the Reform Bill, but this was as stormy a debate as the other. Mr. Hunt pressed his motion for the rating franchise, and he was supported well by his party. Mr. I Gladstone, when rising, complained of insufficient notice, which brought up Mr. Hiint, who contra- dicted him, and the contradiction got so strong that the chairman and two members were all on their legs together, and the shouts of H Explain," Order, order," Ob, oh," &c., were deafening. The Tories were determined the division should not be come to that night, and so they moved that "the committee report progress," upon which, much to Mr. Gladstone's annoyance, they divided, when the numbers were-ayes, 303; noes, 254; majority in favour of the Government, 49. Again there was a, squabble, and again a division on the motion that the Chairman leave the chair," which was negatived by 254 against 212. Then Mr. Bagge rose to make a third motion that the Chairman report progress and ask leave to sit again." Mr. Gladstone could stand it no longer, and although complaining of the obstruc- tions put in their way, agreed to postpone the clause to a future day. Thus the evening passed without one single clause getting through com- mittee. A more excited House I have seldom witnessed, and some of their tricks would almost disg race a schoolboy.
MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCESS MARY OF CAMBRIDGE. On Tuesday morning, about twelve o'clock, her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge was married in the parish church of Kew, Surrey, to his Serene Highness Franz Loais Pa.ul Alexander Prince von Teck, an officer or ex-officer in the Austrian ser- vice. It will, however, afford much gratification to most Englishmen to learn—and we state it on autho- rity—that the Princess Mary does not lose, by her marriage, the title and name by which she has made herself so generally popular; she will not be Princess of Teck, as that title implies a lower social status than that which she already holds, so that she will be still our Princess Mary of Cambridge. Although the time fixed for the wedding1 was nomi- nally half-past eleven, and all persons were ordered to be in the church before, the ceremony did not take place till, nearly, if not quite, twelve, owing to the late arrival of the Queen. The whole of the village was en fete long before that time, aad hundreds of visitors came from London hoping to see something or other, most of them with very scant success, as the neighbour- hood of Cambridge-cottage was strictly guarded from the intrusion of unprivileged persons by Superintendent Walker, of the A division, and a select body of his men. From Cambridge-cottage to the little church on the green opposite, covered with ivy, and all but a, high flagstaff- at the east end hidden by trees, a neat awning had been erected by Mr. Benjamin Edgington, of Duke-street, and to the left of this was a large stand, in several rows, accommodating those who were favoured with tickets. The church itself, which has witnessed many Royal marriages, will hold hardly more than 200 people. Her Majesty arrived at Kew-bridge station at 11.45 or thereabouts. She was accompanied by their Royal Highnesses Prince Arthur, Princess Helena, and Princess Louise, and was attended by the Daohess of Wellington (Mistress of the Robes), the Dowager- Duchess of Athole (Lady in Waiting), Lieutenant- General Sir Thomas Myddleton Bidduiph, K.C.B. (Joint .'Keeper of the Privy Purse), and the two Equerries in Waiting, Lord Charles Fitzroy and Colonel the Hon. Dadley C. Fitzgerald de Ros. The Duke of Cambridge received her Majesty at Kew Church, and with Sir T. Biddulpb conducted her to the Royal gallery at the west end. Then the Royal family left Cambridge-cottage for the church in the following order as nearly as possible:—The Duke of Cambridge and the Princess of Wales, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cambridge, the Crown Prince of Denmark and the Grand Duchess of Meeklenburg-Strelitz, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess Caroline of Mecklenbarg-Strelitz, with the following ladies and gentlemen in waiting:—The Conn tees of Macclesfield, Lady in Waiting to the Princess of Wales; General Enollys, Comptroller of the Household, and Lieut.-Colonel Keppel, Equerry to the Prince of Wales; the Hon. Eliot Yorke, Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh; Lady Goraldine Somerset and Colonel J. Home- Purves, in Waiting on the Duchess of Cambridge; Count in Waiting on the Crown Prince of Denmark; Colonel the Hon. James Macdonald, Colonel Clifton, and Colonel Tyrwhitt, in Waiting on the Duke of Cambridge; Lady Caroline Cust and M. von Engel, in Waiting on the Grand Duke and Dnchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.; and Mdlle. Yon Hocbstetten, and M. Von Steuber. On the arrival of the Royal party, her Majesty was conducted from the gallery, and took her place by a ohair on the north side of the altar (the left hand side of the church looking^ altar-wards), with the Princesses and the Royal suite, who occupied places on either side of the altar on a kind of raised platform covered with red cloth. After the Royal party had taken their seats in the church, the bridegroom, Prince Teck, entered, accom- panied by his Excellency Count Appoiayi, Austrian Ambassador, and attended by Count Wimpfenn and Baron Varenbiihler. Next followed the bride s procession. Hsr Royal Highness the Princess Mary came from Cambridge- cottage leaning on the arm of her brother, the Com- mander-in-Chief, who was to give her away, and attended by fdur bridesmaids-Lady Georgiana Ssssan Hamilton, fifth daughter of the Marquis of Abarcorn, S &, Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Churchill, eldest daughter of the Dake of Marlborough; Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux, only daughter of the Countess of Sefton:; and Lady Ågnata Harriet Yorke, youngest daughter of the Earl of Hardwicke- Colonel Clifton and Lady Arabella Bannerman closing the procession. The bride's dreFAS was composed of the mhest white satin, the front formed of folds of satin and tulle and covered with three flounces of Honiton lace; the back forming a train of satin trimmed with three flounces of Honiton lace, and attached to the front by bouquets of orange flowers and myrtle; the body of the dress hIgh and square, trimmed with lace; the veil and handkerchief to match; the design of the lace a sequence of cornucopia filled with roses, shamrocks, and thistles, The bridesmaids' dresses were of white tarlatan, with very small bouillonees up the skirt, and tunics of tarlatan embroidered with straw and looped up with sashes or cornflower, blue glace, trimmed with straw; very small bonnets, with wreaths of corn- flowers and pink heath; tulle veils to the bottom of the dresses. It ought to be mentioned, as a proof of Princess Mary s kindness of heart, that, in confiding the making, &c>> wedding trousseau to Mrs. James, of Hanover-square, she expressly stipulated that it should, as far as practicable, be composed of English, Irish, and Scotch manufactures and work- Within the altar rails were his ^ace the Lord Aroh- bishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Winchester, Bishop of the Diocese, wearing the collar and George of the Garter, of which he is Prelate; the Rev. Richard Burgh Byam, the aged vicar of Kew and Petersham, and his curate, the Rev. P. W. Nott, of Trinity Collage, Cambridge. The ceremony was performed by the archbishop and the Bishop of Winohester, the vicar and his curate" assisting." Before the ceremony Hymn 213, from Hymns Ancient and Modarn" was sung by an unsnrplioed choir of about twenty» I How welcome was the call, And sweet the festal lay, When Jesus deigned in Caaa's hall To bless the marriage day. -And happy was the bride, And glad the bridegroom's heart, '■ For He who tarried at their side Bade grief and ill depart. His gracious power divine The water vessels knew, And plenteous was the mystic wine, The wondering servants drew. O! Lord of life and love, Come Thou again to-day, And bring a blessing from above That ne'er shall pass away. 011 bless, as erst of old, The bridegroom and the bride; Bless with the holier stream that flowed Forth from thy pierced side. Before thine alter throne This mercy we implore; As thou dost knit them, Lord, in one, To bless them evermore. Amen. The choir also chanted, lo a chant of Tallis's in A, the 67th Psalm, "Daus Misereatnr." At the conclu- sion of the service, Mendelssohn's Wadding March was played on the organ, at which Dr. Selle, of Rich- mond, late music-master to Princess Mary, and his son, Mr. Selle, organist of Kew, presided. Unluckily, there were no bells to ring the happy couple out of the church, Kew only boasting of one" muffin bell" in its little church turret. After the religious ceremony the parish registers were brought from the church to Cambridge-cottage, where the marriage was attested in due form in the drawing-room. A grand breakfast was afterwards given at the cot- tage in two rooms. At the Queen's table were her Majesty, Prince von Teck and the Princess Mary, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Helena, Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Dilk", of Cambridge, the Grand Duke and Dachess and the Diichess Dowager of Mecklenburg Strelitz, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Edward of Saxe- Weimar and the Countess of Dornburg, the Crown Prince of Denmark, Duke and Dachess D'Aumale, Count and Countess Glei- chea, the Duchess of Wellington, the Dowager Dachess of Athole, and the Countess of Macclesfield. In the adjoining room were the Lord Bishop of Winchester, the Marquis of Abercorn, K.G., the Countess of Hard- wioke, the Duchess of Marlborough, the Countess of Sefton; Earl Russell, K.G. (First Lord of the Trea- sury), the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. (Chan- cellor of the Exchequer), The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, Bart., M.P., G.O.B. (Home Secretary), the Earl of Clarendon, K.G. (Foreign Secretary), the Earl Gran- ville, K.G. (Lord President), the Earl of Derby, K.G., the Rev. R. B. Byam, vicar, and the Rev. P. W. Nott, curate, of Kew; the Rev. John Ryle Wood, canon of Worcester and chaplain to the Queen and t.he Duke of Cambridge, also late Residentiary Clerk of the Closet to King William IV., and domestic chaplain to Queen Adelaide; the Rev. Evan Nepea,n, canon of Westminster- and chaplain to the Queen, late chaplain to her Royal Highness the Dachess of Glou- cester the Rev. J. Hutchinson, rector of Great Bark- hamsted and chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge; the Rev. W. Harrison, rector of Birch, Essex, and chap- lain to the Duke of Cambridge; the Rev. A. Wai- baum, D.D., minister of the German Lutheran Chapel, St. James's; Mr. Ouvry, solicitor; Captain Mildmay Dr. Qain; the Right Hon. Sir Hugh Rose, K.S.I., Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, and all the Equerries, Ladies in Waiting, &c. &c. The usual toasts were proposed, after which the Prince of Teck and Princess Mary were to leave Kew for Ashridge-park, Earl Brownlow's seat, near Berk- hamsted. A large crowd was waiting outside the house and all along the roa.d over Kew-bridge, near which a triumphal arch of evergreens and flags had been erected by the inhabitants, with the inscription Bless the happy pair." By ordcsr ana as the expense of Prineiss Alary, about 90 school children of Kew were provided with a capital dinner at the school, and between 30 and 40 poor people had a dinner given to them at their own homes. About three o'clock a military band came from Hounslow by order of the Dake of Cambridge, and plajed for some time on the green; as also did the band of the A. and B divisions of police. In the evening -060 worth of fireworks were let off from the green, and most of the houses around it were illumi- nated. It remaias to be added that the presents received by her Royal Highness were most numerous and costly. She herself made some very handsome presents to her relatives and friends; the lockets for the bridesmaids were very beautiful, each consisting of a large piece of round pure crystal, with a monogram in relief of the initials F. M. A." (Franz, Mary Adelaide) in rubies, sapphires, and diamonds, suspended by a bow of the same jewels entwined (a very light effect being pro- duced by the way in which the crystals are set without showing any gold), a pin for the Duke of Cambridge, a splendid bracelet for the Dachess of Cambridge, with a locket suspended for two miniatures; a locket for the Princess of Wales, with a crown set in gold on the top of it; a Socket with a miniature of Princess Mary for the Queen, &c„ &,a,
ATTEMPT TO MURDER A 8 WEETHEART A most determined attempt at murder was made in Chapel-street, Stroud, late on Saturday night. The victim was a young woman, named Annie Weaver, aged 20, a girl of exemplary character, and the only support of her mother. She was assistant to Mr. Brain, clothes dealer, and had for the last two years received the addresses of a young man named Edward Partridge, a carrier of her own age. He formerly lived in Stroud, but latterly at Cheltenham, and as she disapproved of his conduct she discarded him last Good Friday. He was exasperated, and on the following Wednesday came to Stroud, went to her place of business, produced a pistol, threatened to shoot her, and dodged about the premises for the purpose till the pistol was taken from him. He has since continually dogged her footsteps. and last Thursday tried again in vain to get reconciled. On Saturday night the girl left work at a quarter to eleven, having about one hundred yards to go home. Partridge was waiting at her garden gate, and when she came up he fired at her two pistols in succession, each loaded with two swan shots. She had just strength to stagger in doors, and be made his escape across some gardens. He ran off in the direction of Cheltenham, but changing his mind, turned back, and retraced his steps to Stroud. Meeting Mr. Superintendent Hanbidge, he gave him- self up, confessed his guilt, and said that if the first pistol had killed the girl, the second was intended for himself. The girl was believed to be dying on Sunday night, and between ten and eleven Mr. Winterbotham took her deposition, but she became better by morning. The prisoner was brought before the magistrate on Monday, and remanded to await the condition of his victim. -n
R 0 1 TY Jr, ARTICLE. THE prospects of the money market have become much more encouraging within the last few days, owing mainly to the very decided improvement in the reserves of the Bank of England. Nothing could be more satisfactory, under all the circum- stances, than the return issued for the week ending the 6th of June, in which the effects of the large arrivals of gold from America were made apparent for the first time. The consequent increase in the stock of bullion at the Bank was XI,400,186 on the week, and as other large amounts have been sent in from later arrivals, there is, at the time we write, a general expectation that the extreme pressure under which the commercial classes have lately suffered from the high rates of discount will very shortly be relaxed. The increase of bullion was not the only favour- able indication presented by the Bank return. There was a diminution in the other securities to the amount of XI,675,618, indicating a great falling off in the demand for accommodation from the Bank, and also the currency outside of some- what easier terms for advances than those enforced by the Bank authorities. The notes in actual circulation had been decreased by more than half a million, and this, together with the increase in the bullion, made a total addition to the Bank's reserve of nearly two millions. With regard to the general course of affairs, the better feeling which was rapidly becoming established has been delayed by the unfortunate stoppage of the Agra and Masterman's Bank, pro- duced by causes of much the same nature as previous catastrophes of a similar kind, but hastened and rendered the more certain by the notorious operations of the speculators for the fall. Being itself a result of the late panic, the suspension has afforded no new reason for public alarm, but its consequences are peculiarly distress- tag, from the' large number of persons who had invested their chief or entire means either a-s shareholders or depositors in the bank. All over India the Agra Bank had for many years been regarded with the highest confidence, and was the chosen repository of the resoiirces of the officers and others employed in our Indian service. On the junction of the business of this bank with that of Messrs. Masterman, Peters, and Co., of London, and the formation of the entire concern into a limited company, the confidence of the general public was increased rather than dimin- ished. Masterman's Bank had a good reputation, and its head was for many years one of the repre- sentatives of the City of London in Parliament. The two banks united could not, it was thought, fail to flourish, and so favourably was the under- taking regarded that its shares, with X-25 paid, at one time stood at 86 premium. The present stoppage, from the distress it will cause to private individuals, literally, from one end of the world to the other, is a calamity in some respects greater than any that had-preceded it in the recent series of painful events. An attempt has been made to check the system recently pursued on the Stock Exchange, I by which the value of shares in more th,U1 one under- taking has been depreciated to a ruinous extent. We aJIHde to the" sppculating for 9, fall," which, though a legitimate operation enough under ordinary circumstances, has been lately accom- panied by practices so unscrupulous, mischievous, and disgraceful, as to call loudly for authoritative interference. To the uninitiated of our readers we may briefly explain that what is known on the Stock Exchange as speculating for the fall, is the selling of shares not actually in the seller's possession, but to be delivered at a future day, in the hope that by the time that day comes they may be bought at a lower or much lower price, the difference going into the pocket of the original speculator. If the operation simply rested here, no one could have much cause of complaint, for it is evident that the practice is not always a secure one, and that sometimes the specu- lator may have to pay for the shares much more than he will receive. The system, so far, is constantly pursued with rega-rd to the Government and other stocks. Bat in the recent cases the "bears," as the speculators for the fall are termed in Stock Exchange parlance, not content with the ordinary operation, set to work to secure a fall, by the spread of tne most prejudicial reports with respect to the under- takings the subject of their schemes. People in many instances were frightened by anonymous letters and similar means into selling their shares or withdrawing their accounts-a run was created, and the ends of the schemers obtained. It was sug- gested that the operations of such persons would receive an effectual check at the outset if they were compelled, when offering a sale, to produce the numbers of the shares to be disposed of, so that the bon(ifide nature of the proceeding could be secured. This plan has already been adopted on the Liverpool Exchange. The committee of the Metropolitan Stock Exchange have been requested to establish some such regulation in the interests of the general public, but, by a majority of 15 to 12 have declined to interfere, on the ground that it would be inexpedient" to alter the present mode of transacting business. The refusal has called forth general expressions of dissatisfaction, and even indignation; and it is said to be the intention of several leading brokers to establish among them- selves the system which the committee have re- fused, by a narrow majority, to make universal. The matter will also be brought before Parlia- ment, Mr. Leema.n having moved to bring in a bill To Amend the Law in respect of the Sale and Purchase of Shares in Banking and other Companies." It is satisfactory to note that the affairs of the Consolidated Bank, lately suspended, appear to warrant a recornmencement of business as soon as the necessary arrangements can be ma,de, and that it is likely shortly to open its doors again. Nothing, from first to last, has transpired to throw discredit upon the management and the business of this bank, taken by itself; and if it had not been for the unfortunate and short-sighted agree- ment entered into with the Bank of London, the stoppage would not have taken place. A precipi- tate application was made a few days back to tiie Court of Chancery for a winding-up order, but these costly proceedings, have been suspended until the views of the bank's creditors as to the proposed arrangement can be obtained. A con- siderable proportion have already sent in their adhesion to the scheme, which provides for the payment of the whole of the creditors in full, but by instalments—5s. in the pound immediately, and a similar amount on the 1st of October, February, and June next. The settlement of the affairs of Messrs. Overend, Gurney, and Co., is not likely to prove more satis- factory to the shareholders than was feared from the first, for there is little doubt that nearly, if not quite, the whole of the paid-up capital will be absorbed by the liabilities and charges. The report of the provisional liquidators renders it evident that the principal loss arose on the busi- ness taken over from the old firm, and it is believed that the business transacted after the formation of the limited company was in the main of a healthy character. To turn from banking establishments to private firms, a very satisfactory meeting has been held of the creditors of Messrs. Peto and Betts. The statement presented gives good hope not only of the payment of all liabilities, but also of a con- siderable surplus beyond. With regard to ttiis firm, it was, indeed, felt before that the liquidation of its debts was a mere matter of time, and the suspension for a while was the best course that could be adopted in the interest of all parties. The members of the firm were assured of the sym- pathy and respect of their creditors at the meet- ing, the result of which will not be without some effect in helping to restore general confidence.
Money Market. CITY, June 12.—la the stock markets to-day the dealers being chiefly engaged in the settlement of the fortnightly account, the amount of fresh business is li mited, but prices In generally are steady. The funds are quoted the same as yesterday, as well as most of the British rail ways and foreign securities. Mexican Bonds, however, are heavy, and have fallen 1 per cent., owing to the alleged threatened abdication, of the Em eror Maximilian. Banfinancial shares are quiet, but Credit Foncier and Mobilier have recovered 10s., being scarce for dejivery. In the discount market the supply of money has some- what diminished, owing partly to the large payments into the Bank of England in connection with the liquidation of the affairs of the various undertakings which have re- cently failed. Good three months' bills, however, are still freely taken at 9t per cent., and in some cases at a fraction Consols are now qHoted 86f to f, ex div., for money, and 87 to t for the account (July 10). The railway market is quiet to-day, with very few trans- actions. London and North-Western stock is quoted nn to 118; Metropolitan, 127 to § Great Western, 53 to 54; Midland, 123 £ to 124; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 121 to i; South-Eastern, 70 to i; Great Northern, 1204- to 121%; ditto A, 131 to 132; Caledonian, 1-25J to 126%; Great Eastern, 38J to f: and London, Chatham, and Dover, 25% to 26%. I BANK OF ENGLAND.—An Account, pursuant; tc: the -Yoti 7 and 8 Viet., cap. 32, for the week ending on We.fe-8- i:a,y, June 6, 1866. ISSUE DEPARTMENT. » Notes issued £ 27,620.325 £ 2-7,620.325 (Government debt £ 11 ui l ) Other securities 3 Gold coin & bullion 12.G20,ê!2i5 Silver bullion £ 27
BANKING DEPARTMENT. Proprietors capit 1 e,14,553,000 Rest. 3.434 385 Public Deposits 6,649,515 Other Deposits 20,206,683 Seven days and other bills 567.706 £ 45,41.1,289 Government seeu- rities (inc. dead weight annuity) £ 10,St Other Securities 31,77i"-l Notes 2,167 jGoM & silver coin (ilS (> £ 45.411 > « June 7, 1866, W. MTLLEB, Chief Cash «
The Corn Trade. MARK LANE. June 11.—The supply of Wheat from Essex and Kent to thi.-s morning's market was lnoderst- and met a slow sale at an improvement of Is per qr. upon' the prices of this day. se'nnight. The same applies to foreign.—For Barley and Beans there was It good inquiry at last week's prices.—Peas were rather easier.-Oati" were 6d per qr. cheaper.—Flour was unaltered in value CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH 9RAIN AND FL0TJK,. Shillings per Quarter WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new 42 to 53 I I I I red „ 43 48 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 42 48 BARLEY 29 to 31 Chevalier,.new37 43 Grinding, 29 31 Distilling 32 37 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, uew 6!' 67 Kingston, Ware, & town-mftde, new 60 67 Bown 5B 58 RYE .26 29 OATS, English, feed 20 to 25 Potato 2i 3 & Scotch, feed .20 25. 30 Irish, feed, white 19 22 Fine 2? 26 Ditto, black 19 22 Potato" 24 27 BEANS, Mazagan .42 44 Ticks 42 4ci Harrow .44 47 Pigeon 47 « £ PEAS, white,boilers 37 42 Maphr.-W 12 Grey new 36 37 FLOUR, per sack of 2301bs., Town. Households .4Z4,6 Country, on shore 33 to 35, 37 (19 Norfolk and Suffolk, on Shore 31 32 FOREIGN SBAIIf. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .52 to 50. old, extra 56 60 Konigsberg 48 54 extra 53 56 Rostock 48 5.H fine 5S m Silesian, red 46 5n,white.51 52 Pomera., Meckberg., and lXckermrk.red old. 47 <2 Russian, hard, 43 to 46 ..St. Petersburg-and Riga 46 48 Danish an4 Holsfcein, red 45 54 French, none Rhine and Belgium 48 54 American,redwirter48to52,8pring45to50,white BARLEY, grinding 27 to 30. distilling and malting 35 40 OATS, Dutch, brewing and PoTands20 to 26.feed 18 2F Danish and Swedish, feed 19 to24.Stralsimd. 19 24 Russian, Riga 19to 22.Arch., 19 to 22.P'sburg.21 2tj TARES, spring, per qr 45 5() BEANS, Friesland and HolF-teiQ .37 Konigsberg .40 to 43.Egyptian — PEAS, feeding and maple 37 41.rhie boilers 36 40 INDIAN COHN, 33.yellow 29 SO FLOUR, per sack, French35 371..Spanish, p sack 35 31 American, per brl 24 26.extra and d'ble. 26 30 LIVERPOOL, Jujra 12.—The market well attended. A flow retail sale for Wheat and Flour, at nominally Friday's rates. Indian Corn in fair inquiry mixed, 29s 3d to 29s 6(1, Beans and Peas rather lower. Oazs 1d per bushel lower. Oatmeal steady, at late rates.
Msat and P01l1tryMa,rkets. NEWGATE AND LEADSNHALL. —There are goeS supplies of meat, and the trade is steady. Per 8-lbs, by the carcase:— s. d, s. d Inferior beef 3 2 to 3 6 Middling ditto 310 4 0 Prime large 4 2 4 4 Dit to small 4 6 4 8 Large pork 3 10 4 8( Inferior mutton 4 0 4 8, Middling ditto 4 10 5 4 Prime ditto 5 6 5 10 Veal 4 4 5 6 [ Small pork 4 10 5 2 Lamb 6 4 7 6] Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 Goslings, each 8 0 9 0 Fowls, each 2 0 3 0 s. d. to s. d. I Ca,polls, each, 0 0 GO Chickens, ea,ch 19 2 6 .Ducklings,each 2 6 3 6 Rabbits, each. 1 0 IS Hares, each 3 6 4 6 Groove, each 0 0 0 0 Par bridges, each 0 0 0 0 Pheasants, each 0 0 GO PietO' is, each. 0 8 0 9 Osterid fr. butter, per doz; lbs. 11 6 IS a English ditto. 12 0 15 6 Fren ch eggs, 120 5 f, 7 6 Englisb ditto 8 0 9 0 METROPOLITAN.—A statement of the supplies and prices of fat live stock on Monday,. Jane 12. 1865, as cord- pared with Monday, June 11, 18G6 :— Per 81bs. to sink ti e offal. June 12, 1865. June 11,1866, s. d. d. s. d. I, s. u. Coarse, and inferior Beasts 3 6 to 3 10 3 8 to 4 2 Second quality ditto. 4 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 Prime large Oxen 4 6 4 8 4 10 £ 2 Prime Scots, &c 4 10 5 0 5 4 5 8 Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 6 4 10 3 8 4 2 Second quality ditto 4 0 5 4 4 4 5 0 Prime coarse-woolled ditto 5 6 5 10 5 2 5 Prime Southdown ditto 6 0 6 4 5 10 6 0 Lambs 6 4 7 8 6 8 8 C Large coarse Calves 4 4 4 10 5 4 5 10 Prime small ditto 5 0 5 4 6 0 6 4 Large Hogs 3 8 4 4 4 0 4 4 Neat small Porkers 4 6 4 10 4 6 5 0
Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT GARDEN,-Foreign imports, consisting oi both fruir, and vegetables, still reach the market in good condition. Cherries continue to arrive in great abundance. Apricots also make their appearance. Grapes are plentiful, and the supply of strawberries has greatly improved. Dessert pears are now confined to Easter Beurre. Apples consist, of court peadu plat. Of pme-apples there is a fair supply. Salads are more plentiful, as are also cucumbers. Supplies of English peas are now tolerably abundant. Flowers chiefly consist of orchids, heaths, camellias, pelargoniums, azaleas, mignonette, and roses. FIWIT. s. & 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 Nats, cob, 1001b 0 0 0 0 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 Oranges,p.100 6 Otol2 0 j B. d. 8, d, Peaches,per doz. 18 0 30 0 Pears,kitchen,dz. 0 0 0 0 „ dessert „ 0 0 0 0 Pineapples,p. Ib. 6 0 10 0 Strawberries,p oz. 0 6 0 9 Walauts, pr bb. 14 0 20 0 Chestnuts, do 8 0 16 0 VEGETABLES. s d sdj Artichokes,per doz.4 0 to 6 °1 Asparagus,per bun. 3 0 8 Beans,kidney,p.100 2 6 0 Op Beet, per dozen 2 0 3 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 10 1 6j. Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 2 0; Carrots, per bunch 0 4 C 8i Cauliflowers,p. doz. 2 0 6 01 Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 6 Cucumbers, each 0 3 10 Endive, per score.1 0 2 b I Garlic, per lb 0 10 0 0! Herbs, per bunch,0 6 0 Oi Horseradish,p. bn.2 6 401 Leeks, per bunch.0 3 0 0; Lettuces,per doz.l 0 1 6; Mint, per bunch .0 8 0 4! s d R d Mushrooms,perpott.2 0 3 0 Mussaxd&Gress.p.p.O 2 00 Onions, per bushel.6 0 80 „ pickling, p.qt.1 0 00 Parsley, per sieve 2 0 3 0 Peas, per qt 2 0 3 0 Parsnips, per doz.1 0 2 0 Potatoes, York Re. gents, per toil 80 0 95 0 'toclis, per ton 60 0 70 0 Flukes, per ton 105 0 125 0 Kidneys, per 0wt. 8 0 12 0 Radishes, p. 12 bn. 0 6 10 Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 4 0 8 SeaKale,per punnet 0 0 00 Spinach, per bush. 2 0 30 Turnips, per bunch 0 9 10
-icmdcm Produce Market. MINCING-LANE. June 12.~Sugau.—1The market has opened quietly at about last week's curency, but the transactions by private contract are unimportant. B fined —prices are well supported, the demand continuing very steady. j COFFEE.—No public sales were held to-day, and-privately the sales are limited LO sma.l! parcels at previous rates. TEA—With the exception of some business in Canton scented teas, no business of importance has been transacted. 0 RUM AND SALTPETRE are inactive. RICE.—Cleaned has sold readily for export, but rough remains quiet. COTTOK.—NO sale of importance reported, holders refusing to sell at easier rates. Jura. -About 1,500 bales sold, at full prices. HEMP.—St. Petersburg clean, 232 to £32 10s, with few sellers. Manilla sold at £ 39 to £ 39 10s.
PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE, HAMS, fee., at per, —Butter: Friesland, 96s to 98, Jersey, 84s to 92- ■ Dorset, 10ts to 108s. Fresh: per doz., 10s Od to 14s Od Cheese: Cheshire, 72s to 84s; Double Gloucester, 74s to 78,1 t Cheddar, 76s to84s; American, 66s to 74s. Hams: York 11. 90s to 100s Cumberland, new, 90s to 100s; Irish, new, 90« i," 100s. Bacon: Wiltshire, 72s to 76s; Irish, green, 66s to 70s. COTTON. LIVERPOOL, Juke 12 -The market firm. Sales probably 7,000 or 8,000 bales. TALLOW, JUNE 12,-Themarke!; is quiet; prices are quoted as follows :—Town tallow, 41s 9d, net cash; Peters- burp Y. C., on the spot, 42s 6d; Jane, 42s to 42s 6d: October to December, 46s 6d. HOPS, BOROUGH, JUNE Pattenden and Smith report continued a> tm-v in tloJe > i md for all descriptions of both English and fn i_u i <■ :1f. Jate advanced prices. The ir-ni thø pi" i t >eak generally of a: innrea,se of fly, and Ol t'l" ,b(; T i ot fcheooums?>. crop are decidedly ver o + HAY MARKETS.— I Smithfleld. ) Cumberland. í Whiteobítptiic s. d. s. d| h. d. s. d.j s. d. s. I. Meadow Hay..I 80 0 to 110 0 80 0 to 112 0: 80 0 to 110 C Clover 100 0 135 0|100 0 135 OilOO 0 135 0 Straw 1 38 0 44 Of 40 0 45 0; 38 0 44
^—. or — On Monday last the Eev, Charlea G,,Le, elf,,rlt M.A., was collated to the vioarag-e of Enekali, 1I1 No". folk, in the gift of the Lord Bishop of NWwiok, Hj virtue of his bisfcoprw by reison of lapse. On the same day tbo Rev. Watts Barker, clerk, was licensed to the pe.rpet,u!tl curacy of S&. Martin-st- Palace, in Norwi oil. r of the Dean and Chapter of N w 0;1 the same day the Eav. James Wilson, clerk, M.A., WM licensed to the per- petual onraoy of West I ckh rn v Norfolk, on noM; ion of the Dean end Chapter.