PARLIAMENTARY JOTTINGS. THE Derby-Disraeli Administration have made their bow to the public. AH but one of the hevr ministers in the House of Commons have been re-elected, and for a Tory Government they are accounted strong, that is to say, if wealth and ability can make a Government strong, but whether their policy will agree with the opinions of the country is another matter. Albeit, it is Agreed on all sides that they shall have a trial, and when caught tripping they will doubtless hear of it from the Opposition, who muster very strong. One of the few things once seen not to be for- gotten is, the aspect of the House of Lords on a great night. There is a lack in the Upper House ?f great orators; those who have won their spurs in the Lower House, such as Speakers and Law Lords, seem satisfied to rest upon their former reputation when they obtain a seat in the Lords, and seldom speak, or if they do there is a certain humility in their language, different to the bold oratory in the House of Commons. One orator far ) eclipses all these, and, indeed, it is doubtful whether a more eloquent speaker exists than the Earl of Derby. When this nobleman made his speech the other night as to the policy of the Govern- ment, the sensation was extraordinary. In the Peeresses' Gallery, and even round the steps of the throne, there were ladies in the most brilliant costumes, and the bright ring of summer toilets looked like a long garland of lovely flowers. The crowd behind the throne was so great that at first the Princess of Wales could not be seen; presently more room was obtained, and from behind the filigree work appeared the lovely form of the Royal wife of the heir to the Crown, dressed in light blue. Her Royal Highness took the seat I.> ^signed her, near to the throne, and, to say the truth, nothing could better excuse the disgraceful act of "staring," which everyone censures and Everyone commits, than the temptations of that 8Weet face, so fair, so fresh, so good, and so thoroughly English. It is a singular fact that opera-glasses are per- mitted in the House of Lords, while they are strictly forbidden in the House of Commons. The members of the House of Lords, I suppose, are so thoroughly assured of their position that they are indifferent to the minutiae by which the Majesty of the Commons is supported. To take pother example, the servants of the Upper ■Souse are allowed to walk all over it duping the fittings—delivering letters, papers, or cards to ^eir lordships whenever it is necessary; whereas 111 the House of Commons no attendant is allowed, der any circumstances, to pass the bar; even Fawcett, who is blind, has to be led into the house a member, and it is not the etiquette of the Commons to allow any message to be passed to a member except by another representative. Well, the opening night in the House of Lords "as an event; the Commons' seats were filled to °verflowing. The Lords' seats were also fully occupied; the episcopal bench was so crowded at the lawn sleeves were almost raised above the eads of the bishops. On the Lord Chancellor's ► ?§ht hand were the Tory Peers, who seemed to in sunshine, and kept up a running smile of °ngratulation. One Liberal Peer alone occupied 6 Ministerial side—Lord Brougham. As if this enerable lord would not stoop to the convemtion- ^htxes of life, he has always sat on the Treasury ench, whoever may be in office- This is the third time, in my memory, when the Earl of Derby has attempted to form a permanent Government, and in each instance the supporters of the late Ministry have changed their places and gone to the opposite side, with the single exception of Lord Brougham) who has, in every instance, re- tained the same seat which he took after being Lord Chancellor. <:> I On the Premier taking his seat for the first til4e this session on the Treasury Bench, there an expectancy visible on every countenance. ~*fter prayers had been read the principal seat on wie Treasury Bench remained vacant for a short time. Presently the Earl of Derby appeared. There are^ no cheers in the House of Lords, except during a speech, when a great "hear, hear" or a laugh occurs; but there was a gentle whisper now, jS an important event was about to occur, ■^ord Derby looked jocular, smiled upon those around him, poured out a glass of water and JjraBk it. There was a gentle hush in the House. On the front Opposition Bench was Earl Russell, poking very demure; next to him was the Earl Clarendon, seeming quite careless of what was Soing on. To the left of Earl Russell was the jPuke of Argyll, notable for his yellow hair, and 5* hia lofty indifference for a statesmanlike Lord Derby, who, in the noble Duke's mind, is much lower than himself in standing and powersuch, 4t8ally rate, is the gossip of the House, and such his supercilious smile seemed to indicate; next to bim was the Duke of Somerset, looking happy under all circumstances; and at the extreme end the Opposition Bench was Lord "Westbury, ex-Lord Chancellor, upon whose appearance the present occupant of the woolsack—Lord Chelms- tord—rose and shook hands with his compeer most heartily. Lord Westbury was dressed in black, and wore a black scarf, but had a turn-down Coar o the long, peaky, fashion, giving his lord- ship quite a juvenile expression, notwithstanding his snow-white whiskers., Lord Brougham shook hands with everybody; as each bishop came in he moved across with a shuffled gait, and seemed to congratulate him on his presence there that even- ing; and when the Earl of Derby entered he greeted hun as a fond, familiar fnend, who was.the proper occupant of the Treasury Bench., c r Of the speech of Lord Derby when he announced himself Prime Minister of England, I g^all gay nothing more than it was delivered* in the fine flowing style peculiar to the noble lord. lIe had Hot a note whereby to guide him, and it had all .-the appearance of an impromptu statement. To say that he was eloquent is only repeating what every one knows, but the apparent truthfulness of his remarks, even though in some instances they were humiliating to his party, struck every one. The gossip afterwards amongst Commons and strangers was rather remarkable, however. "What will he do with it? as the late Sir Bulwer (now Lord Lytton) said of a dog in his novel, was freely canvassed. It is a great gift to be Premier of England, but if the man who gets it on t Want it, the thing must be a bore; and this was the effect conveyed by hislordships speech. I heard it stated that the Earl of Derby was much in the same position as, a gentleman who had been bored to take a ticket in a fancy bazaar lottery for some charitable object. He paid his five shillings, and hoped to hear no more of it. A short time afterwards, however, the fascinating lady who asked him to subscribe congratulated him upon the prize he had won, but begged of him by all means to take it away. "What is it?" asked the gentleman. "Why," answered the lady, with a smile, "it is a large live pig; and you must take it home!" Now, I do not wish to make the invidious comparison of, my friends, who desire to caricature Lord Derby with a string round the leg of the pig driving it home, and being pulled jbo the right and pulled to the left because piggy is obstinate. This would do as a cartoon for Punch. But the fact is, there has been a desire to establish Conservatism upon a wider basis; the effort has, however, failed, the old Whigs and the Adullamites refusing to join Earl Derby's Administration; but I am assured that ere next year's Parliament meets, Lord Stanley will take the reins of Government, and the broad I basis experiment will be tried. i
MELANCHOLY DEATH OF A PHYSICIAN. Mr. St. Clairo Bedford held an inquest on Tuesday at the new Vestry-hall, St. James's, Piccadilly, re- specting the death of Mr. Joseph Toynbee, physician of Saville-rowy Burlington-gardens. The interest taken in the case was such as to cause a large attend- ance of medical men. It was shown in evidence that deceased was in the habit of making experiments upon himself with chloroform. Hia object was to extend its use as a curative agent. On Saturday afternoon his servant went into his room and found him lying on a sofa, with his mouth and nostrils covered with cotton wool. On two chairs near were sets of papers, and upon one of them a watch was laid. Thinking his master was asleep, the servant removed the cotton wool; and then, struck with some. thing strange in the face, he ran for medical aid. Dr. Markham and another doctor were soon at hand, but unfortunately life was quite gone. It would seem that deceased, intent upon knowing the effects produced by a combination of chloroform and prussic acid upon the ear, had rather neglected its possible effects upon the lungs. Evidence was given to show the great impro- bability that deceased would ever attempt suicide. He was well off, and of a very cheerful disposition. The jury returned the following verdict: "That the deceased met with his death accidentally, whilst pro- secuting his experiments by inhaling a combination of chloroform ana prussic aoid, and the jury desired to express their deep sympathy with the family of the unfortunate deceased gentleman."
THE PRIZES WON AT WIMBLEDON. The first prize competed for at Wimbledon was the Prinse of Wales's Prize, .£100 in plate or money, and .£100 added by the association in prizes of .£5 each, only open to winners of silver and bronze association medals, and won since last Wimbledon meeting, 5 shots at 200, 500, and 600 yards. The .£100 prize was won by Sergeant Livesay, of Sussex, with a score of 45 points. The St. George's Challenge Vase, first stage, was also competed for, 7 shots at 500 yards, open to all battalions. At its close Lieutenant Chap- man, of the 12th North Yorkshire, stood first, with a score of 25. i The winner of the St. George's Challenge Vase was Lieut. Chapman, 12th North Yorkshire, who also wins the gold jewel and cross of St. George, and six dragon sovereigns, with 25 points. Second prize of < £ 5 and silver jewel, Private R. Ford, 12th Surrey, 24 points. Third prize of.£4 and bronze cross, Private Eadoliffe, 2nd (South) Middlesex, 24 points. The Alexandra Prize is divided into 90 prizes, 45 at 200, and 45 at 900 yarda. The principal winners at 200 yards, 5 shots, were:-First prize of X20, Private Taylor, 8th Derby, 19 points, 20 being the highest possible score; Sergeant, Girdwood, 3rd Ayrshire, second prize of 415, with 18 points; Private Yorston, 2nd Edinburgh, third prize of £ 15, with 18 points; fourth prize of .£10, Major Bridgman, West Middlesex, 18 points. At the 500 yards'range the highest score made was by Sergeant H. Smith, 15th Surrey. The Secretary of State for War's Prize, X50, given by the Marquis of Hartington, divided into 13 prizes, one of £10, two of 45, and 10 of .£3, distance, 600 yards, 5 shots, ended in a tie between Captain Pun- shion, 1st Newcastle, and Captain Astley, of the 39th Regiment, for first prize of JslO. The Duke of Cambridge's Prize of .£5Ø, for breech. loaders, was won by Private Radoliffe, of the 2nd Middlesex, who with a Westley-Riohards made 25 points. For the Enfield Assooiation Cnp the highest score was made by Lieut. P. Cunliffe, 26th Cheshire, 34 points. At the Running Deer Range, for which a running man was substituted, no less than 538 shot were fired, and out of them only six ballseyes made (a circle of six inches near the position of the heart), of these two bullseyes were made by M. Von Haoht, of the Belgian Brigade. The Running Prize was a most interesting feature. This prize, offered by Earl Dacie, is one in which the competitor is allowed five minutes, in which he is to fire as many shots as he ean, but after each pair of shots he has to carry his rifle, ammunition, &o., round a post 50 yards off, loading when he likes, but not capping until he arrives at the firing point. Mr. Peterkin, who last year won this prize with a score of 47 against the Earl of Aberdeen, as second, with 46, made in his first essay this year 44. For the first, stage of the Qaeen's Prize, 5 shots, at 500 yards, the highest scores made were—Captain Prentice (5th Middlesex), 19 Private J.B. Smith (1st Surrey, 18; Private Jennings (29th North Middlesex), 18; and ten others, each with 18 points. The principal winners of Albert Prizes were-at 200 yards, 5 shots, Lord Bury; and at the 500 yards range Private C. Ross (15th Middlesex), who each made the highest possible score of 20 points. The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the camp shortly after mid-day on Friday, and having partaken of re- freshment in Lord ElehoV tent, made a tour of the shooting points, at many of which he fired, without, however, showing himself any great adept at rifle shooting. The running deer appeared to afford the greatest amusement to his Royal Highness, who having made a shot which struck the forbidden haunch, had. in condonation of the offence, to hand over the fine of one shilling, which he cheerfully paid. The Prince left the camp about seven o'clock. The great event of the day was the completion of the competition for the first stage of the Queen's Prize. The result was that Private James, of the 22nd Middle- sex (Queen's Westminsters), having made the highest score of 48 points, became the absolute winner of the silver medal, the £ 50, and the match rifle and silver badge of the association. The official score shows the following to be entitled to enter the second stage for her Majesty's Prize:- WINNERS.—FIRST STAGE QUEEN'S PRIZE. J Points. Private James, 22nd Middlesex 48 Silver medal, match rifle. National Eifld Association silver badge,,and £ 50. Corporal Newlyn, 1st Herefordshire • 4(8 Winner of match rifle, National Rifle Association badge, anddES. Private King, 1st Gloucestershire 47 Sergeant Bacchus, 2nd Middlesex 46 Lance-Corporal Drewitt, 13th. Surrey 46 Corporal Eslwards, 11th Cornwall. 46 Sergeant Lovatt, 8th Cheshire 46 plivate Ridler, lst Gloucestershire 46 Ensign Winn, lst.A.B. North Yorkshire 46 Captain Sanderson, 14th Somersetshire 46 Private Peake, 6th Lancashire 46 private Crawford, 4th Renfrewshire 45 Lieutenant Hodges, 3rd Dorsetshire 45 Private Aldridge, 4th Essex. 45 Sergeant Westlakfe, 18th Devon 45 Captain Burraj 29th Kent 45 Corporal Picken, 3rd Wigtonshire.45 Private Marshall, 3rd Stirlingshire 44 Corporal Mendham, 14th Suffolk 44 Sergeant Green, 3rd Somersetshire 44 Sergeant Morrell, H. A. C. ••• ».. 44. Lieutenant Fowler, 19th Middlesex 44 Bugler Al,der, 22nd Surrey, 44 Ensign Hewitt 22nd Middlesex 441, Sergeant Palmer, 36th Sfcaffordshue 44 Private Ingram, 1st Lanarkshire ••• 44 Sergeant Kirk, 1st East Yorkshire! 44 Sergeant Montgomery, SOthJMiddlesex ff Corporal Jones, 8th Salop •••• ••• ••• 44 Private Grant, 1st Aberdeenshire ..i •• — 44 Winners of match rifle, National Bifle Association badge, and £ 5; Private Weir, 1st Surrey private Cameron, 6th Inverness-shire ••• Sergeant Hoare, 1st Brecon, 1st Newcastle .f* Private Pitts, 4th Somerset. 44 Private Waggett, 1st Sussex 43 Captain Suter, l8t Hereford 43 Private Hay isth Middlesex 43 Sergeant Austm, 13^ GiouCester. 43 private Clemetson, 14th Durham 43 Corporal Chapman, 3rcl, West Yorkshire 43 Colour-Sergeant Smith, 33rd Lancashire 43 Sergeant_vyaiKer, 1st London 43 Private Ki'gour Edinburgh 43 Sergeant Nichous, 15th Middlesex ..s 43 Quartermaster Sergeant Larmer, 5th Surrey 43 Sergeant Braving ton, 15 th Surrey. 43 Sergeant Roe, 3rd Salop v 43 Private Pouncey, 11th Middlesex 43 Colour-Sergeant Cortis, 11th Sussex 43 Private Sharp, 1st Administrative Batt., Notts 43. Winners of National Bifle Association badge and £ 5. Private Sloper, 1st Somerset 43 Ensign Kolle, Oxford University 4,3 Lance-Corporal Ha ward, 1st Sussex 43 Carjtain Brookes, 9th Leicester 43 Sergeant-Major Bobinson, 2nd Lincolnshire Art.' 43 Captain Cummins, 80th Lancashire 43 Private Halsall, 21st Lancashire 43
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IHE OUTRAGE ON A LADY AT BEADING. I At the Oxford Circuit Assizes, held at Abingdon on I Wednesday, before Mr. Justice Shee, Neville Maskelyne [ Toomer, a widower, between 30 and 40 years, of gentle- manly appearance, was placed at the bar, charged with committing a rape on Georgiana Partridge, at Reading, on the 11th of June last. Mr. Sawyer and Mr. R. Hatington conducted the ease for the prosecu. tion; Mr. Huddleston, Q.C., with Mr. J. O. Griffits, appeared for the defence. The prisoner, a widower, occupying a good position at Reading, engaged the prosecutrix (a young lady 23 years of age, most respectably connected) as lady housekeeper, in the month of May, representing to her that he was an ironmonger, having one daughter, and that he occasionally let apartments. Upon this understanding prosecutrix entered his ser- vice, but she found that prisoner's daughter was not at home, and also that no apartments were let. On the evening of Wednesday, the 6th of June, the prisoner requested her to pla.y the piano and sing, which she did. This occurred in the dining- room, and while she was performing prisoner drew down the blinds of the two windows and closed the curtains. In consequence of this proceeding prose- cutrix rose from the piano and walked to the door, but prisoner reached the door first, and taking hold of prosecutrix, forced her on to the sofa, where he struggled with her for some hours, but did not, it appeared, succeed in effecting his object. In the morn- ing she paoked up her clothes, &c., intending to leave for her home in Suffolk, when the prisoner used various threats and pleas, and he also promised that if she for- gave him he would never again assault her. She there- upon consented to remain, and at his urgent request she walked with him in the town on the Sunday evening following. The servant in the house slept with her after the assault on Wednesday night, but on Sunday night this girl had a friend with her in the kitchen, and did not go to bed at the same time as the prose- outrix. Prosecutrix went to her bedroom, and left her door unlocked, to allow the servant to enter when she came to bed, but the girl went to a room on the floor above, and prisoner came up from his room, and making his way to that of the prosecutrix, got into bed with her. She immediately called out and knocked at the wall, and gave as much resistance as possible. Prisoner, however, committed a rape upon her. Prose. cutrix said she was afraid to offer a greater resistance than she did, as prisoner threatened to choke her, and he also had a loaded revolver, which was afterwards found by Mr. Purchase, the superintendent of police at Reading, to be loaded and capped. Several articles of jewellery, which prosecutrix wore on the occasion of the first assault, were broken while prosecutrix offered resistance to the prisoner. The prosecutrix was nearly three hours under examination, and she repeatedly stated that on each occasion of calling out for the purpose of attracting notice, prisoner put his hand over her mouth, and prevented her being heard. After the conclusion of plaintiff's case, Mr. Huddleston made an able address to the jury, and contended that, though there had been familiari- ties, and even gross immorality between the two parties, there was nothing in the evidence to justify the charge of rape. Up to the present time, the prisoner had occupied a respectable position, and it waa altogether improbable that he would commit such an act as would involve him in utter ruin. Mr. Justice Shee summed up the evidence with great care and impartiality, occupying upwards of an hour. The Jury retired at six o'clock, and deliberated for three hours, when they came into court and requested to look at the depositions. The learned judge said that was an unusual and unnecessary course; but his lordship read an extract or two from his own notes. The foreman said the jury had not agreed, and there was no chance of their doing so.. Mr. Justice Shee: This is a most important ease, and you must decide it, gentlemen. The simple ques- tion for you to decide is this-was there, on the Sunday night or early on Monday morning, a criminal conneo- tion between the prisoner and the prosecutrix against her will ? If so, you must say the prisoner is guilty; if not, yoa must acquit him. The jury again retired, and soon after eleven o'clock at night they came into court, and returned a verdict of Guilty, but recommended the prisoner to mercy. His Lordship: Mercy On what grounds could they make that recommendation ? A juryman said they thought there was some en- couragement on the part of the prosecutrix. His Lordship asked what part of the depositions showed that. t No reply was given, and his lordship declined to act upon the recommendation. The learned judge then addressed the prisoner in the most solemn manner, and sentenced him to fifteen years' penal servitude. On the arrival of the last train from Abingdon, at Reading, there was much excitement amongst a large crowd on the platform anxious to know the result of the trial, but the intelligence did not reach Beading until Thursday morning. The case lasted 131 hours.
THE SUICIDE OF DR. WARDER. On Thursday, the inquest on the body of Dr. Alfred William Warder, who committed suicide, by taking a quantity of prussic acid, at 1, Bedford Hotel, Brighton, was concluded. Dr. Piokford detailed the result of the post-mortem examination. Deceased's brain structure was normal and healthy, and its substance exceedingly firm. There was an absence of all evidence of disease of the brain or its investing membranes. There was an odour of prussic acid in the contents of the stomach. Dr. Taaffe proved that he tested for prussic acid in the contents of the stomach, and found it by both Scheme's test and Liebig's sulphur test. Daring his five weeks' attendance on Dr. War- der's late wife he had never observed even the slightest symptoms of insanity about him. He had frequently talked to Dr. Warder about Mrs. Warder's illness, and considered him perfectly sane. After the post. mortem examination of Mrs. Warder's body Dr. Warder asked him lor a certificate of death, and when he refused it drew attention to the appearance of the liver and brain as being sufficient to account for death. Dr. Warder also said he wished the body buried immediately, saying he did not think it would keep this hot weather. The jury returned a verdict of felo de se. The coroner ordered burial accordingly. Mr. Eland, solicitor, suggested that the property of the deceased had been given in trust to Miss Gunning, and claimed it on her behalf for the benefit of the children of the deceased. The coroner recorded the claim on the inquisition, leaving the officers of the Crown to act as they might be advised.
■ n' THE CHOLERA. A supplement to the London Gazette contains the following order: At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 14th day of July, 1866, by the Lords of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council-present, the Lord President, the Lord Privy Seal, Mr. Secretary Walpole, Sir John Pakington, Bart., Mr. Gathorne Hardy: Whereas by the "Diseases Prevention Act, 1855," it is amongst other things enacted that when- ever any part of England appears to be threatened with, or is affected by any formidable epidemic, en- demic or contagious disease, the lords and others of her Majesty's Most honourable Privy Council, or any three or more of them (the Lord President of the Council, or one of her Majesty's principal Secretaries of State being one), may, by order or orders,, to be by them from time to time made, direct that the provisions therein contained for the prevention of diseases be put in force in England, or in such parts thereof as in such order or orders respectively may oe expressed, and may from time to time, as to all or any of the parts to which any such order or orders extend, or in like manner revoke or renew any Buoh order; and that, subject to revocation and renewal as aforesaid, every such order shall be in force for six calendar months, or for such shorter period as in such order shall be expressed; and that every such order of iller Majesty's Privy Council, or of any members thereof as afort said, shall be certified under the hand of the clerk in ordinary of her Majesty's Privy Council, and shall be published in the London Gazette; and such publieatioh shall be conclusive evidence of such order, to all intents and purposes. And whereas in an Act passed in the 23rd and 24th years of her Majesty's reign, chapter 77, certain provisions are contained as to what shall be the local authority for executing the said Diseases Prevention Act. And whereas it is deemed expedient to put in force the pro- j visions of the above-recited Acts, within the whole of ) England. Now, therefore, the Lords of her Majesty's Moat Honourable Privy Council do hereby, in. exercise of the powers given by the said Acts, order and direot I that the provisions contained in the said Acts for the prevention of diseases shall, from and after the date of this present order, be put in force within the whole and every part of England. EDMUND HARRISON.
OUR iii CITY" ARTICLE, -+- THERE seems reason to hope that we are ap- proaching the period when we may reasonably ex- pect that the Bank directors will reduce the rate of discount. If this were once accomplished and peace assured on the Continent little would be necessary to develop a new current of business. These are, in fact, alone required to give vitality to transactions, because all parties have been so crushed by the panic which, commencing in May, has lasted till almost the last moment, that they have been largely sacrificed. Even should the reduction in the rate of discount take place, and should Prussia accede to the armistice, we should yet require some time to elapse to enable a general recovery. Once let us get in the right direction in this respect, and the weather prove as favour- able as at present for the harvest, and we must experience a revival which will be healthy and sustained. Before the autumn we expect to wit- ness this encouraging change, with general ac- tivity in business. The Money Market cannot be said to be in a much better position. The Bank of England and the Bank of France returns have proved rather more encouraging, but still the inquiry for dis- count is well supported. The question now is, when will a reduction come ? Some seem inclined to say that it will be next week; some the week after; it is, nevertheless, very clear that the directors, until the time they see themselves quite safe, will not make any alteration. Since the payment of the dividends a larger amount has been brought out for employment, and the conse- quence is an easier state of the market. At the same time it must be confessed that the exercise of caution will be necessary, because with the strain following the 10 per cent. it is not improbable we shall have further disturbance in the finances. This is where the danger is now to be apprehended. We have passed through the panic in London; we have, in, fact expe- rienced a partial revival of confidence; but it must be reasonably imagined that after a pressure of four or five months-for that is what it in reality is-the influence must be adverse in trading and speculating localities, such as Liverpool, Birming- ham, and other centres, and it will require a period to elapse before there is a restoration to steadiness or a more active desire to extend transactions. The payments of the dividends have naturally exercised an effect, and the withdrawals of gold for continental purposes have likewise affected the metallic resources of the Bank; the first redaction will have a decided influence, and if the European banks should be enabled to follow the example we may anticipate much lower average rates before the end of the year. The stoppage of the Birmingham Banking Company has occasioned a little excitement. It was an unlimited establishment, with debts and liabilities amounting to £ 1,500,000; and though the creditors will of course be paid in full, it is feared that the shareholders will suffer heavily. Two or three causes are alleged to have produced the failure. First, heavy advances to contractors; and secondly, the irregular engagements of the business of the bank. Up to a few years ago the establishment was considered the first in the locality; latterly it has gone into finance transac- tions, which have left it a large liability; and the dividend, it is alleged, will be under 10s. 7d. in the pound. The telegram from Birmingham and the neighbourhood of the branches state that a row has taken place. English Securities have not varied in any great degree, during the past week, but the prices have been on the average fairly supported. A frac- tional decline may be closely traced, though still the tendency is not unsatisfactory. The public have been buyers since the payment of the divi- dends, but on the other hand the speculators con- tinue to sell stock. Not much activity is likely to be apparent, through the distrust occasioned by rumoured bank failures, and it is believed money may again come into demand. The question of confidence will of course be again raised, but, perhaps, after a day or two, we may settle down, leaving things much as they were. Consols for money and the account have become firmer at the last moment, and New Three per Cents, and Reduced have followed in the same direction. Bank Stock and India Stock have been supported; the appearance of Indian securities were a little more favourable. Generally, Indian securities exhibit strength, but the paucity of business is so great that the fluctuations are of the most unim- portant character. The supply of money at the Stock Exchange has been moderately good the last few days; on Friday and Saturday the inquiry was rather active, rates varying from six to seven per cent. The number of dealings on the 14th inst. were much below the Saturday average, but the funds were a little firmer, Consols closing at 872 1 to £ for money, and 87i to 88 for the account. The return from the Bank of England, com- pleted to the 11th July, shows some important changes, and are generally of an unfavourable character. The bullion has been diminished by £ 883,475, and there is also a falling off in the reserve of notes of £ 241,115; the other securities, however, have been lessened by £ 1,710,020; while the public and private deposits each show some large fluctuations cansequent upon the distribu- tion of the half-yearly dividends. The transactions in the Foreign and Colonial Produce Markets daring the week have been to a moderate extent. Sugars, however, have been in better demand, and prices are well supported to 6d. per cwt. advance. Tea has been dull, while in coffee only superior qualities have maintained former values. Jlice has been dull, and a shade cheaper, while the public sales of indigo were pro- gressing with rather more animation, although the rates are under those obtained at the previous auctions in May last. Tallow has been exceedingly dull, and in some instances at slightly reduced quotations. .11 The progress of business in the manufacturing districts during the week has not been very satis- factory, the present high rates of discount pre- venting any speculative dealings. The woollen trade of Leeds, Bradford, and Huddersfield has been very quiet, while at Manchester both cloths and yarns are at a slight decline, although spinners are generally well employed under con- tract. The lace and hosiery trades at Leicester 1 and Nottingham had improved, consequent upon the fineness of the weather, while in the hardware districts of Birmingham, Sheffield, and Wolver- hampton there has been little change of import- ance in most departments. Quotations for English railways have been generally depressed up to Friday night. Great Northern A Stock after this receded 2, South Eastern It, Metropolitan f, North-Western f,-and Chatham and Dover -J Great Northern have been firm, and have risen 1; and Great Eastern, Great Western, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and Manches- ter, Sheffield, and Lincoln have advanced;f. Satur- day was almost a blank as regards dealing in this as in every department of the Stock Exchange. London and North-Western improved t; South- Eastern, Great Eastern, and Midland the Great Northern and Great Northern A declined teach.
&Zitbzu nn fotuilrg glarkis; The Money Market. CITY, JULY 17.—Notwithstanding the inactivity of the stock and share market prices generally are steady. There is a moderate demand for the funds and the improvement of yesterday is fully maintained. There is no variation of importance in foreign bonds and banking financial shares. There is an increase in the supply of money in the discount market to-day. The rate for best paper is 9 to 91; per cent. Consols are now quoted 872 to a for money, and 88t to IT for the account ("August 9). British railway securities to-day are unaltered, with the exception of a reduction in Great Eastern. Prices are steady, but there is very little demand. London and North-Western stock is now quo ed 118 to §; Great Western, £ 2J tof; Midland, 125f to 126J Lancashire and Yorkshire, 12 5 to |; South-Eastern, 62| ta t; Great Eastern, 30 to I; Caledonian, 125 to 127; Metro- politan, 133 to t; Great Northern, 122 to t: ditto A, 128t to 129J-; and London, Chatham, and Dover, 21 to 22. BANK OS1 ENGLAND.—An Account, pursuant- to Act 7 and 8 Viet., cap. 32, for the week ending on Wedaes* day, July 11, 1866. ISSUE DEPARTMENT. Notss issued £ 28,387,515 Government debt £ 11,015,108 Other securities 3,984,900 Gold coin & bullion 13,287,515 Silver bullion }■■; £ 28,287,5151 4923,287,515 BABKING DEPARTMENT. Proprietors'capit'l 000; Gove-nm ent secu- Kest_ 3 619 692) rities (inc. dead Public Deposits 2,726,7391 weight annuity) £ 10,278,123 Other Deposits 21,472,485;Other Securities 29,039,534 Seven days and Notes 3,091.685 other bills 706,38l|Gold& silver coin 705,955 Uh 243,118,297 July l. loooa W. MILLER, Chief Cashier. The Corn Trade. MARK-LAKE, JULY 16.—The show of English Wheat this morning was small, but the arrivals from abroad liberal. In English Wheat the prices of last week have been sus- tained with but slow sale.-Foreign Wheat met a retail de- mand at last week's quotation.—The value of Flour remained unchanged with dull trade.—Peas and Beans were unaltered in price.—For Barley the demand was less active, with a fall of Is per qr. for inferior paroels.—We have large arrivals of Oats, and for all but the best descriptions prices ruled 19 per qr. lower than last Monday. CURRENT PRICES OF BKITISH GRAIN AND FI.OTTR, Shillings per Quarter; WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new 43 to 58 „ „ red „ 45 52 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 45 52 BARLEY 30 to 36 Chevalier, new38 43 Grinding 29 32 Distilling 33 38 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new 60 69 Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new 60 67 Bt'owa 53 57 RYE 26 28 OATS, English, feed 21 to 27 Potato 26 32 Scotch, feed .21 23 Potato 26 32 Irisb, feed, whitt) 20 23 Fire 24 28 Ditto, black 19 22 Potato 24 29 BEANS, Masag-an .42 44 Ticks 42 44 Harrow 44 48 Pigeon 47 51 PEAS, white,boilers39 44 Haple40feo-14Grey,new 37 39 FLOUR, per sack of 280Ibs.. Town, Households 47 50 Coulitry,on shore 36 to 37 „ 39 43 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore. 35 36 FOREIGN GRAIN. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .55 to 57 old, extra 60 63 ICiinigsberg £ 2 57 extra 58 59 Rostock 53 57 fine 58 59 Silesian, red 50 54 white 53 57 Pomeia., Meckberg., oiicl TTekermrk.red old. 51 55 Russian, hard, 45 to 50.St. Petersburg and Riga 47 50 Danish and Holstein, red 47 48 French, none Rhine and Belgium 52 55 American,red wir ter52 to 5S,sp ring 52 to 54,wbite BARLEY, grinding 27 to 29. distilling and malting 36 40 OATS, Dutch, brew*insr and Polands 21 to 29.feed 19 24 Danish and Swedish, feed 21 to 26 Strals,ncl. 21 26 Russian, Riga 20 to 23.Arch., 20 to 23.P'sburg 22 26 TARES, spring, per qr 45 50 BEANS, Friesland and Holstein 38 43 Konigsberg 40 to 43.Egyptian — — PEAS, feedingand maple 38 42.fine boilers 38 42 INDIAN CORN, white .31 33.yellow 29 31 FLOUR, per sack, French 38 41.Spanish, p. sack 38 41 American, per brl 21 21.ex-tr.,i,-tnd d'ble. 29 31 LIVERPOOL, JULY 17.-Fa,ir attendance at market. Wheat in slow s3.1e< at Id to 2d decline since Friday. PI iir dull, and Is 8d lower. Indian corn pressed at 6d per quarter reduction; mixed, 27s 6d. Oats and oatmeal quiet at lata rates. Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADSNHALL.—There axe moierata supplies of meat, and the tca.de-3 slow. Per 81bs. by the carcase s. d. s. d s. d. to s. a. Inferior beef 3 6 to 3 10 Capons, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 4 0 4,4 Ghlckeus, each 1 9 2 G Prime large 4 6 4 8 Ducklings, w.ich 2 6 3 6 Ditto small .4 10 5 0 Rabbits, each. 10 1 C Large pork 4 0 4. 6 Kares, eacli 4 0 5 0 Inferior mutton 4 4 5 0 Grouse, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 5 2 5 6 0 0 00 Prime ditto 5 8 6 0 Pheasants,each 0 0 0 0 Veal 4 0 5 0 Pigeons, each. 0 8 0 10 Small pork 4 8 5 OIOstend fr. butter, Lamb 6 4 7 8 ner doz. ltg. 11 6 140 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 English ditto. 12 0 16 0 Goslings, each 8 0 9 0 French eggs, 120 6 6 76 Fowls, each 2- 0 3 0 English ditto .SO 90 METROPOLITAI-T. -A stat--ment of the supplies and prices of fat live stock on Monday, July 17,1865, as com- pared with Monday, July 16, 1866 :— -1 Per gibs, to sink the offaL July 17, 1835. July 16, lboo. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 8 to 4 0 3 8 to 4 0 Second quality ditto 4 '2 4 8 .4^ 4 a Prime large Oxen 4 10 5 0 W j> j Prime Scots, &c 5 2 5 4 5 4 5 6 Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 6 4 10 3 8 4 2 Second quality ditto. 5 0 5 6 4 4 5 0 Prime coarse-woolled ditto 5 8 6 0 5 2 5 8 Prime Southdown ditto 6 0 6 4 5 10 6 0 7 ,j, 6 ° 8 0 Large coarse Calves „ 4 4 o 4 0 4 6 Prime small ditto 4 10 5 4 0 5 0 L,,trge Hogs 3 10 4 i 4 0 4 6 Neat small Porkers 4 6 4 S 4 8 5 0 Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT-GARDEIT. oft fruit, as it is called, is now furnished in great abundance, and prices realised for it are small. For choice goods of other descriptions there is now but a limited sale. The suoply of pineapples in particular far exceeds <-l;demand. _Weat Indian pines are arriving in large quantities. Foreign imports continue heavy. Peas are arriving in excellent condition. Flowers chiefly consist of. orchids, heaths, calceolarias, Pala-, goilillms, balsams, cookseombs, mignonette and roses. FRUIT. s. d. s. d. B. d. B. d. Apples,p.hf-sieve 0 0 to 0 0 Peaches,per doz. 10 0 15 0 Grapes, per lb. 3 0 6 0 Pears,kitchen, az. 0 0 0 0 Lemons,p. 100 8 0 14 0 „ dessert „ 0000 Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples, p, lb. 3060 Nuts,cob,1001b 0 0 0 0 Strawberries,p. lb. 0 610 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 Walnuts, pr bh. 0000 Oranges, p,.lW 6 0 12 0 Chestnuts, do 0000 VEGKTAI1LB3. 8 d S d; 8 8 & Artichokes,per doz.2 0 to 4 o| Mushrooms,perpott.3 0 5 0 Asparagus,per bun. 3 0 8 olHustard&bress p p.0 2 0 0 Beans,kidney,p.100 0 6 1 OlOnions, perbushel.7 0 10 0 Beet, per dozen 2 0 3 0 „ pickling, p.qt.O 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 1 0 X 6 Parsley, par | sieve 2 0 3 0 Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 Parsnips, per doz 10 2 0 Carrots, per bunch 0 4 C 8 P^as, per qt. 0 6 10 Cauliflowers,p. doz. 2 0 6 0 Potatoes, York Re- CeW, per bundle 2 0 2 6 gents, per ton. 80 0 95 0 Cucumbers, each 0 3 1 C-Rocks, per ton 60 0 70 0 Endive, per soore—1 0 2 6 Flukes, per ton 105 0 125 0 Garlic; perlb 0W 0 OjKi&iieys, per cwt. 8 0 12 0 Herbs, per hunch.0 6 0 Oi Radishes, p. 12 bn. 0 6 10 Hor3era<^s^' P' 4 0| Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 -4 0 8 Leeks, per bunch.0 3 0 OiSeaKale,per punnet 0 0 0 0 Lettuces, per score 1 0 1 6j Spinach, per bush. 2 0 3 0 Mint, per bunch .0 3 0 4iTurnips, per bunch 0 6 0 9 London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, JULY 17.—SUGAR.— The market has opened quietly but steadiiy at last week's currency. Re- fined: prices of common lumps are 6d per cwt, dearer; the finer kinds are also higher, the supply not being equal to the demand. COFFEE continues in good request; about 100 casks of Plantation Ceylon sold privately at 71s Sd to 78s; and 200 bags of native at 61s for bold. TEA.—The market remains quiet. RUM, RICE, AND SALTPETRE.—No sales reported. COTTON.—The sale3 are limit ad to small parcels at about previous prices. HEMP.—-A parcel of Lorsagon Manilla sold at £ 47 10s. CAMPHOR.—About 200 packages sold at 2s 6d advancag anding weights, at 112s 6d to 115s; re-weights, 117s fed.
Cheese'- ChlshirefSs to 84?/ Double Gloucester, 74s to 78s i X^con^ HOPS, BOROUGH, JULY 16.-Messrs. Pattenden and Smith report trade remains inactive, pnce3 ruling hrtn at tae reduction. The plantation accounts this morning speak of a 'general improvement throughout most districts during ^COTTON LIVERPOOL, JULY 17.—The market is rather quiet. Sales about 8,000 bales. TALLOW, JULY 17.-The market is quiet at the following prices :-Tewn tallow, 42s 6d net; Petersburg Y.C. on the snot 44s to 41s 3d; July, 44s; August to September, October to December, 43s to 48s 3d; December, 47s. HAY MARKETS— I I Smithneld. ) Cumberland. Wnitecnftpe.q s. d. s. d.1 s. d. s. d.: s. d. s. d. Meadow Hay.. 70 0 to 120 0 70 0 to 120 -0' 70 0 to m 0 Clover 80 0 130 0 80 0 130 0! 80 0 130 0 'Straw. 40 0 48 0 40 0 48 61 40 0 48 0