PABLIAIENTABY JOTTINGS, THE House of Commons during the past week has exhibited rather a vacant appearance. County members have for the most part been absent, but the debates have not been void of interest. On most points the late Ministers, together with the majority of the Opposition, have been very amiable to the new Government. They have allowed measure after measure to pass without going to a division. In the majority of instances, however, these measures originated by the late Ministry, and therefore could not well be opposed. But there are a few members in the House who have their -crotchets, and are determined to carry them out, let whatever Government be in power. In the past week we had a new man with a new crotchet, if I am right in calling it a crotchet. Mr. Seely, the member for Lincoln, is a little, spare man, very mild in appearance. He has been in the House some years, and his voice has scarcely been heard. He always, however, took his place amongst the most advanced Reformers, and sat in the second bench below the gangway when the Russell-Gladetone Ministry were in power. He alone separated Mr. Bright from Mr. Stuart Mill. He is also known as being the host of Garibaldi when in London, and being a tried friend to the cause of liberty. He is a practical man, having a flour-mill in Lincoln, and is a partner in Clayton and Shuttleworth's agricultufal implement manu- factory.. What these engagements have to do with haval matters I do sot know, but Mr. Seely appears to be "well up" in every thing con- nected with shipping, and absolutely astonished the House with the raps he gave the Govern- ment upon naval management when certain esti- mates were introduced. He called attention to the waste of money in anchors, in cables, in experiments of no practical use, and in the general mode in which dockyard officers conducted their business. Those attacks quite took Sir J. Pakington aback, who asked time to consider before he could reply to them. On Saturday, however, be attempted to do so, and the right hon. gentleman contended that the member for Lin- coln had made charges which were erroneous or vastly exaggerated. Upon this Mr. Seely rose, and, in a plain matter-of-fact speech, gave various Instances of gross waste of money, as for instance, that .£100 had been charged for the repair of a Citter, whilst the cost of a new one would be only > £ 42. After going through a variety of figures of a like character, he called the attention of the Souse to extravagance, which, in his opinion, was ■^presented by upwards of a million of money. Mr. Seely is evidently obtaining a position in the House, because he has taken up a subject Which he seems thoroughly to understand, gets up his facts as carefully as he can, and leaves the discrepancies to be pointed @ut by those in authority if they are able. The next person I would mention as having his crotchet is Mr. Whalley. It is no matter what the subject before the House is, if an evil enliits, the Jesuits are at the bottom of it, in his estimation. Fenianism in Ireland, the war on the Continent, the riots in the park, even the revolt in New Zealand, are all attributable to the pope's emissaries. He never rises without the Itouse becoming disorderly. His determined attacks upon the Roman Catholics are resented not only by members of that creed but by Protestants. Of the latter, even Mr. N<. wdegate, who is quite an Exeter-hall man, often gives a rebuke to the Enthusiasm of the member for Peterborough. 1YIr. Whalley is a Whig, however, and Mr. Newde- gate a Tory. So they have changed sides, each one going with his party. Mr. ISTewdegate has taken a corresponding seat below the gangway, on the Ministerial side, instead of on the Opposition, 9,8 formerly. Not so Mr. Whalley; he has of late Walked up mysteriously to the front Opposition seat, several times during Mr. Gladstone's absence ~as occupied the post of honour there, of course give it up when the ex-Chancellor of the Exche- jlher should make his appearance. A little prac- tieal joke was played upon Mr. Whalley in the face of the whole House by Mr. Maguire, who, as e^eryone knows, is a Roman Catholic. He walked IIp to the member for Peterborough, and making s?me flattering remarks upon his conscientious ^ews, engaged him in conversation, and they ^alked together down the floor of the House to the Peers' seats under the gallery; here was seated ? dignitary of the Romish church, to whom Mr. ^aguire introduced Mr. Whalley with much dignity. The latter looked as if he had been stnng by a wasp, just bowed, and retired, much to the amusement of those who witnessed it. There are good crochets as well as bad ones, and e Bank Act question brought out Mr. Watkin, JUo ia one of the most smooth-tongued gentlemen I heard speak. He is a really able man, and if, as Macauiay says, constitutional government is governed, by talk, he may fairly be a power in this Country. His speech was one of considerable ^nantial and commercial importance, and was r^dled with great power, without, saying any- j. which could give the slightest offence to in- dividuals, at the same time it implied a want of forethought on the part of the Government. He oved an address to the Queen, praying for the lasue of a Royal commission to investigate the causes which led to the late protracted pressure in ?he money market, and to the continuance for a period of a minimum rate of discount of 10 Per cent. at the Bank of England; and also to in- vestigate the laws at present affecting the currency and banking in the United Kingdom, and to re- Port what (if any) alterations have become expe- J*/ent therein; and iurtner, tnat it be an instruc- tion to the commissioners to present their report ^d the evidence taken by them on or before the ist February, 1867. He referred to the recent cir- cumstances under which the late Government gave Permission to suspend the Bank Act, and he said that such was the crisis that the Foreign Secretary found it necessary to send circulars to our repre- sentatives abroad explaining the state of things, ^hich circular increased rather than allayed the ai8trust. Sir Stafford Northcote has a plausibility oi his though it is of a different character to that ox Watkin. He is always immensely bookish, seriously conscientious and comprehensive, *Ie generally promises a great deal for the future, but admits any thing necessary at the moment. ^n this occasion he made an admirable speech on the safe side, promising, during the vacation, an ^qniry should be made into monetary panics, h°piDg in the forthcoming session they may intro- r^ce some satisfactory measure, if not there would ke no objection to a Parliamentary inquiry. Mr. Fawcett condemned the gambling spirit of the age, which caused the late monetary crisis, and thought the Bank right in keeping up the rate of interest. This speech was peculiarly agreeable to oltlr. Hubbard, the eminent Bank director; he is 04e of the mildest-looking, tall, white-whiskered gentlemen in the House-never says any thing put upon Bank questions, then he rises as if by Inspiration and supports the Bank directors in their policy. Of course, Mr. Gladstone had some- thing to say upon the subject, but the motion was absolutely talked out, although it is one of those things which affect the commercial interests of this country more than any other. The Jamaica question caused considerable sen- sation, there being various parties in the House Who take different views on the subject. Mr. Buxton was chairman of a private inquiry, in 'Which Mr. Mill, Mr. Hughes, Mr. White, and others were parties; but, inasmuch as he did not go far eiiotigh in his views as to the conduce of Governor Ejre and the other officials, they out- voted him in certain resolutions, and he resigned the presidential seat. Now it was known that Mr. Mill had some strong motions to make in the House reflecting upon Mr. Eyre, and calling upon the Government to bring him before a civil tri- bunal. Mr. Buxton was first, however, and only moved that further inquiries should be made into the matter, and that those who had lost property, and women and children who had become widows and fatherless, by excess of duty on the part of the Jamaica officials, should be compensated. Mr. Adderley made a speech in support of Mr. Eyre and martial law, but confessed that over zealous- ness had caused the ex-Governor to go to an extremity that he was not warranted in doing. The tirade of Mr. Mill against the authorities was very severe; he would have Mr. Eyre and every official engaged in that conflict arraigned before a Criminal Court. Mr. Forster, Sir Hugh Cairns, Mr. Cardwell, Mr. Cochrane, Col. North, and Sir Roundell Palmer took part in the debate, but the "observed of all observers" was Mr. Russell Gurney. He is a tall, thin, legal-looking gentleman, with a rather lank, American coun- tenance, and a long aquiline nose; he is not very fluent in speech, but his words seem to be well weighed; his pliable, nervous voice, and his dis- tinct, strong articulation give peculiar force to what he says. His personal knowledge of the circumstances connected with the outbreak, and the private evidence he collected when in Jamaica, considerably modified the revengeful feelings against Mr. Eyre. At last the debate was brought to a close by a few remarks of Mr. Ayrton. I have only space to notice the little sensation which occurred when the Abolition of Church Rates Bill was introduced by Mr. Gladstone. The Government did not positively object to the second reading, but it was to be understood as a pro forma, affair, and not to be carried through committee this Session. The ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer was desirous of putting the House to a division, when Colonel Taylor, the Government whipper-in, rose and said that between him and Mr. Brand, the Opposition whip, there had been an I understanding that the matter should be settled in the manner suggested. Mr. Gladstone looked surprised, and still wished for a division, when, much to the amusement of the House, the majority of the members walked out, which seemed to imply that the" whippers-in" had the right of compromising their party in whatever way they pleased, without consulting the leaders. Next week it will be my duty to dwell upon the whitebait dinner and the prorogation; after which your humble correspondent must be a "Man about Town," and tell you something about the ins and outs of vacation life.
EXECUTION AT STAFFORD. The last dread sentence of the law was carried into effect at eight o'clock on Tuesday morning at Stafford, on the body of William Collier, aged 35 years, a small farmer who resided at Whiston Eaves, near Cheadle, in North Staffordshire, and who was found guilty, at the last Staffordshire assizes, of the murder of a young gentleman, named Thomas Smith, the eldest son of a gentleman who resided on his own estate at Whiaton. The murdered gentleman was only 25 years of age, and was much respected in the neighbourhood of his home. He was known amongst the peasantry as the young aqnire." He lived with his father, who was the Lord of the Manor, helping him to farm and manage the large extent of land belonging to him. The particulars of the murder may be told very briefly. They are as follows:-At sunrise on the morn- ing of the 5bhof July, Mr. Smith, jun., went to a game preserve near to his father's house, known as the Black Plantation, for the purpose of watohing for poachers. As he did not return to breakfast, his father became alarmed, and, accompanied by one of his ser- vants, went in search of his son. Upon coming to the spot where the young man was in the habit of staying when guarding the covers, Mr. Smith, sen., found his son's leggings, and also a piece of sacking, which, spread upon the grass, served for a resting place. A little further on the servant picked up his young master's hat riddled with shot. In the band there was a white rose, which the un- fortunate young man had placed there on the pre- vious night. Deeper in the plantation, and almost covered by the ferns and brambles that grew in great profusion there, the dead body of the deeeased was discovered lying in a pool of blood. The back portion of the head had been beaten in in a terrible man- ner, apparently by some heavy blunt instrument; and scattered about the grass near to the body were picked up several pieces of the stock of a gun, two ^un locks, and a broken trigger, with also a ramrod, beveral of the trees near were examined, and about a dozen shots were picked out of the bark. Up to this time Collier was not suspected. While the police were searching the wood he remained in sight, working in one of the fields of his small farm, and taking no interest in the un- usual proceedings going on so near him. Subsequently, however, he was observed by the wife of one of Mr. Smith's servants to go in the direction of a ditch in one of his fields, carrying something under his arm, and from time to time casting furtive glances on either side. This woman told her husband of what she had seen, and he, suspecting that all was not right, went to the mouth of the ditoh, and found the double-barrel of a •gua> broken off at the stock. This gun was identified aa that belonging to Collier, and, upon com- paring it with the trigger, looks, and ramrod found in the wood, they were found to correspond exactly. Collier was then arrested. He did not reply to the charge, and made no remark when an officer showed him several spots of blood on his clothing. During the magisterial examination the prisoner maintained a very reserved demeanour. When on his trial at Stafford he manifested only little emotion. He fre- quently yawned, as if tired of the proceedings, not- withstanding that they were to him a matter of life or death. Every now and then, however—and this was especially the case when Professor Taylor read his report as to the analysis of the blood spots on the prisoner's clothing, and when the father of the deoeased was giving. his evidence, Collier appeared interested, and, getting up from the chair with which he was accommodated, he leaned forward apparently not to miss a word of what was said. After sentence of death was passed, the condemned man, who had received with folded arms and compressed lips the intelligence of the horrible award of his crime, turning hurriedly from the front of the dock, his face twitching nervously, as if he was commanding his composure only by a severe effort. A few daya after he had been condemned to die, he took a farewell of his brother (who is a respectable publican at Cheadle) and his -wife and. seven children. As may be imagined, the interview was most heartrending; subsequently, however, the convict recovered in a great measure the composure which has so characterised him. As he was a Catholic, he was attended by the Rev. Canon U bulhvan the recently-appointed Catholic chaplain to the t gaol. It is understood that he confessed his crime to the rev. father. He also made a statement to the chief warder of the gaol, in which he acknowledged his crime and the justice of his sentence. The crowd present at the execution in the morning was not so large as usual. The rain had poured down nearly all night, and doubtless prevented many per. sons in the Jrotteries from undertaking a pedestrian journey to btattord. The hangman was Smith, of Dudley. n. As Collier died the crowd hooted his executioner. The formalities of the hanglng had to be gone through twice, and when the drop first fell the rope slipped from the head. The convict's confession was complete he shot his victim twice.
Fatal Quarrel between Two Brothers.— On Saturday evening an inquest was held at Hartle- pool, on the body of a man who had died from the effects of inj uries received m a quarrel with his brother. The two had returned home together from work one Saturday afternooE, and disputed as to who should occupy a particular chair at the dinner table. Deceased took hold of it first, and his brother tried to wrest it from his hand. Between them they broke the chair, the two forelegs remaining in the hands of the deceased, who struck his brother with one. This so enraged the brother that he hit deceased with con- I bidarable force on the head with the body of the I yhalr. Such was the injury done that death ensued I alter some days' illness. The inqatsfc was adjounK-ci
THE MURDER OF A WARDER OF KIL- MAINEAM GAOL. The Dublin correspondent of the Times gives the following:— A very determined murder was perpetrated at midnight on Saturday close to Kilmainham Gaol, near Dublin, the murdered man being a warder or the prison, named Gettins or Gethins. A beerhouse- keeper, of rather notorious character, has been arrested on suspicion of being the murderer. The murder or manslaughter was accomplished by stab- bing, apparently with a common pocket-knife, and by a wound in the region of the heart. The Daily Express, of this date, gives the following particulars of this mysterious crime:— It appears from the statement of the unfortunate man's wife that, at an early hour in the evening, he left his own residence in company with Patrick Meehan, a grocer residing in Great Brunswick, street. They, according to her account, went out togother for the purpose of having a walk. She did not after wards see her husband alive. At about 12 o'clock another warder, who resides immediately opposite the prison, applied to the guard of the gaol for some brandy, which he said he wanted for a sick man. The guard replied that he had none, but directed him to a policeman, who was at a short distance, and who, he said, would procure the brandy if necessary. The policeman then went with him, and found the deceased lying in the house of the second warder in a dying state. The second war- der's wife was in the room, and her account is that, hearing a noise outside the house, she proceeded to the hall, and found Gethins there trying to make his way into the house. The deceased called out to her I am stabbed.' He came into the room, and she laid him down on the floor, placing a pillow under his head, and bathed his forehead with water. The policeman proceeded to Steeven's Hospital for medical aid. Dr. Tyner, resident surgeon, and Mr. H. Purcell went im- mediately to the house where the wounded man was lying. On their arrival they found that life was quite extinct. They also found, on examining the body, that deceased had lost his life by being stabbed with a sharp instrument about an inch under the nipple of the left breast. Death must have been almost in- stantaneous. While they were there, the carman who drove the policeman to the hospital and back again found a pocket-knife on the floor of the hall, just in- side the door. The blade was smeared with blood, and corresponded with the cuts in the clothes of the deceased, on which there was a great quantity of blood." Gethins waa formerly gun-room steward on board her Majesty's ship Royal George at Kingstown, where he was found to be a quiet and inoffensive man. He was the son of a naval warrant officer. In the course of the day some further particulars of the murder transpired. The person directly charged with the murder, Patrick Meehan, was previously unacquainted with Gethins, and met him a short period before the fatal occurrence in the house of O'Connor, another warder of Kilmainham Gaol, with whom he had been out during the evening. An altercation arose between himself and Gethins in O'Connor's during the progress of which some bad language was used. The parties adjourned to the hall, which is scarcely larger in size than the interior of a cab, and here an encounter took place. Gethins called out that he was stabbed, and on the people within the house proceeding to the locality it was found that he was dying. He died in a few minutes afterwards. Meehan received an injury in the right eye. Immediately after the scuffle Meehan took a cab, driven by a man named Fitzpatrick, who resides in Clarendon-street, and with his child pro- ceeded homewards. On the road he called on a medi- cal man and had his eye dressed.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BIRMINGHAM. A serious accident occurred at the London and North-Western Railway Station, New-street, on Thursday afternoon, which is likely to result in the death of the sufferer, Mr. John Franks, of the firm of Messrs. J. H. and W. Franks, corn merchants, of Liverpool. Mr. John Franks is in the habit of attending Birmingham market, and on the day of the accident he had been detained in conversation with some friends up to the time for the departure of the Liverpool train at 5.10. Instead of crossing the line by the bridge, he endeavoured to cross the metals at the crossing used by the company's servants for the conveyance of luggage. The unfortunate gentleman had jumped from the second platform on to the ballast forming the permanent way, when an engine coming from the Navigation-street end of the station struck him and carried him some distance along the line. The engine was stopped, and Mr. Franks was raised by some of his friends who saw the accident and some of the company's servants, and conveyed to the General Hospital, where he was attended to by Dr. Steel, the house surgeon. It was found that Mr. Franks was suffering from com- pound fracture of both legs, the left hand was com- pletely smashed, and there were several scalp wounds. It was deemed advisable to amputate the hand just above the wrist. In consequence of the weak and dangerous state of the sufferer it was not considered advisable to amputate his legs, lest he should expire under the operation. Mr. W. Franks, brother of the sufferer, arrived at the hospital shortly after 7 o'clock, and remained with his brother some time. There are no hopes of his recovery. Mr. John Franks is well known to large numbers of gentlemen in Birmingham. He is a widower with one child.-Birmingham Gazette.
SUDDEN DEATHS FROM CHOLERA. A case of cholera, of medical and general interest, as' being apparently the first in this country in which the victim was, as it were, struek dead suddenly, and almost without any kind of warning, came before Mr. Humphreys, the Middlesex coroner, at the London Hospital, on Friday. On Thursday morning, at half- past one O'clock, a woman, named Hannah Parsons, while walking along New-road, Whitechapel, saw a man, apparently a mechanic, about 55 years of age, walking on the pavement. He suddenly gave a loud exclamation of Oh!" and made a run across the road and fell. A policeman came up, and, finding him insensible, ran for a doctor; some passers-by took up the prostrate man and carried him to the London Hospital, which was not far off. On admission it was found that he was quite dead. Dr. Jackson, resident medical officer, said that death was so sudden that he at first supposed the case to be one of apoplexy, but a post mortem examination undeceived him. The brain and the organs generally were quite healthy. In the stomach were the remains of a meal. The intestines were found to contain the peculiar whitey substance indicative of cholera, and the livid appearance of the body also de- noted cholera. There had been no time either for vomiting or diarhcea. The deceased had been killed by Asiatic cholera before either vomiting or diarrhoea had set in—say within an hour. Except in the East, cases of such extraordinary suddenness wts hardly known. It was very unfortunate that nothing was known of the habits or history of the victim in the present instance. The police stated that all efforts to find out who the unfortunate deceased was had proved unavailing. A veriiet of Death in the street from Asiatic cholera" was returned. At an inquest held a few days since in Poplar a nearly similar instance oi | the rapidity of the fatal effects cf cholera was dft»- J closed. It "appeared that a seller of tools, who was in J good health on Saturday, did not make his fl,ppearance on the Susnlay, and on the Monday his landlord called in the police and broke open his door. He was found dead, kneeling by the side of his bed, as if he had been praying. One hand was clasped on his stomach, as if he had been suddenly seized with the fatal cramp while praying, and had spasmodically put his hand to the seat of the pain and died instantly. In this case, however, a cup with some cayenne pepper mixed in water was found on the table, and it was thence in- ferred that he had been attacked with some premoni- tory symptoms which he had endeavoured to cure. The medical evidence conclusively proved that death had arisen from Asiatic cholera.
The èeath is announced of the Right Her.. Sir James Wiaram. who was for a period of nine years 0,1;;) of the Vice-Chancellors of England.
A OLEVER ARISTOCRATIC SWINDLER. The particulars of a very clever, and at the same time a most serious case of swindling, comes to us from Paris. It seems that in February last one of the principal jewellers in that capital received a letter with the Berlin post-mark from a person who styled himself the Comte de Schaffgotsch, chamberlain to his Majesty the King of Prussia, asking him to furnish a design for a diamond cross to be the badge of a new order the Queen intended to create. The jeweller took the bait, and exhausting all the taste and skill of his establishment, succeeded in producing an elegant work of art, a magnificent cross set with diamonds. This was forwarded, and in reply he was informed that the Queen was delighted with his success, and desired five to be furnished with as little delay as possible; and it was added that the Qaeen was so pleased that in all probability he would have the order for the Danubian crown of Prince Hohenzollern, and be decorated with the Red Eagle." The five crosses were sent and acknowledged, but as nothing was said about payment, the jeweller, in the midst of all these expectant honours, became uneasy, went to the Prus- sian embassy at Paris, and found at once that he had been swindled. Whilst he was deliberating what steps to take, the magnificent rascal, rendered incau- tious by such great success, sent another order; and eventually, by an artful correspondence, he was traced and arrested. He turns out to be a scion of a noble Prussian family, but a gamester and a profligate.
..>UR "CITY" ARTICLE.. THE state of affairs in mercantile and financial circles is not so favourable as could be wished. The maintenance of the Bank rate of discount at ten per cent., the slow progress of peace arrange- ments on the Continent, and the attitude of France lead to the impression that various diffi- culties may yet be encountered before the close of the year. We are not so sure of this, because we think with the existing satisfactory weather for the harvest, a better tone apparent in Lombard- street, Mincing-lane, and elsewhere, there may be a steady recovery. Occasional failures will, in all probability, take place after so severe a strain, and this was to have been anticipated, but the tend- ency hereafter will be to a revival of confidence, which, though slow in growth, will, it is presumed, be permanent. Two or three suspensions for small amounts have occurred in the country through the dis- organised state of trade, but they do not require any special detail. Business in Sheffield, Sunder- land, and other localities, though healthy, is very restricted, a great number of works having been brought to a stand. In the midst of this state of things it is not wonderful to find that some small private banks are palled down. First, there is the Congleton old bank, carried on by Mr. G. W. Hall, but the amount of indebtedness is trifling. Secondly, the house of Messrs. Kennedy, bankers and bill brokers, of Dublin, have closed their doors through the pressure of the period. There may be others in the course of a week or so. The markets for English securities have been heavy, with sales to a considerable extent, owing to the unsettled feeling respecting credit and the position of the Bank of England. It is quite clear there have been excessive sales of stock to supply resources to meet engagements falling due, the India trade being the quarter in which mischief, it is stated, must happen. The great thing in our favour at present is the favourable condition of the weather for the harvest. This will relieve the pressure in the course of the next month, but it will at the same time temporarily in- crease the absorption of money, particularly in the agricultural districts. Bank Stock has advanced, and India Stock is likewise higher. Reduced Three per Cents, and New have been purchased to a moderate extent, but there is nothing approaching activity. The gene- ral business is not important; the tendency has, of course, been towards heaviness, in consequence of the position of Consols, and it must be allowed that the Indian Securities have partially receded. The Rupee and the Debentures have been princi- pally dealt in, and they will for some short period be regulated by the advices received from the Presidencies. India Bonds and Exchequer Bills manifest scarcely any variation; few transactions take place in them. At the Stock Exchange the terms for short loans have ruled from 6 to 9 per cent.; the price to-day was about 7 to 7t per cent. The accounts from the manufacturing districts do not show symptoms of improvement. At Manchester there has been only a moderate demand for yarns, while the cloth market is very depressed, and Indian cloths have declined to some extent. In the woollen districts of Leeds, Bradford, and Huddersfield rather more inquiry has prevailed for winter fabrics, but only moderate operations have been concluded. The hosiery and lace trades of Leicester and Nottingham have also remained very quiet, while hardly any improve- ment can be reported in the state of trade at Birmingham, Sheffield, or Wolverhampton. The transactions in the foreign and colonial Produce Markets during the past week have been of a less extensive character. Only moderate supplies of sugar have been offered, but buyers having recently supplied their immediate wants, prices generally ruled rather easier. Coffee, owing to large arrivals of Ceylon, has declined 6d. to Is. per cwt., at which a fair amount of business has been entered into. Rice has been very inactive, while in fruit, spices, and saltpetre the dealings have been too limited to cause any material change in prices. Tallow has been in moderate request, and quotations for both present and forward de- livery have remained steady. English Railway Shares, like all other descrip- tions of Stock Exchange property, have suffered in consequence of the stringency of money, and the unfavourable traffic returns of the past week. Midland stock has been specially affected by the announcement of the dividend, and has declined 44 per cent. Great Northern, London, Chatham, and Dover, and Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincoln, H, Great Northern A stock, 11, South Eastern and North-Western 1, Metropolitan J, and Great Eastern, Lancashire and Yorkshire, York and North Midland, Leeds Northern, North British, and East Indian t. The prices, compared with those of the previous day, show a decline of 1 per cent. in Caledonian and Metropolitan District, of VI in Great Northern and London, Chatham, and Dover, of 4 in Great Eastern, and ? in London and North Western; on the other hand, there was a rise of i in-Metropolitan, t in South Eastern and Lancashire and Yorkshire, and ? in Midland. There was no abatement in the demand for money on Tuesday. The rates were quite up to 9 to 9t per cent., and the supply was far from extensive. Business in English and foreign stocks were restricted. If there was any change it was that prices were rather weaker. Consols stood at 87 g to 88. The engagements were limited. Spanish Passive, 19 to i; the Certificates, 143 to -5 Greek Stock, 111 to 12; the Coupons, 4 to 5; Turkish Five per Cents., 27t to t; Mexican, In to t. The prices of the Cable Shares were steady at former quotations. Bank Shares did not vary to any great extent, but the tendency was towards sluggishness. Lon- don and County Bank stood at 61J to 62 per share; Consolidated Bank, t to 1 prem.; and Alliance Bank Shares, 6t to 5t dis. Finance and Credit Shares were about the same, except that General Credit and Credit Foncier and Mobilier were fractionally better. It was announced that a dividend of 12s. 6d. in the pound is now payable to the creditors of the Madrid Bank at the offices of Hart Brothers and Co.
fsmta anfo €omtx^ ISarkts, Money Market. CITY AUGUST 7.-There is still very little business in rinblic securities, but the tendency of prices, on the whole, is rather better than yesterday, owing chiefly to the im. provement in the weather for the harvest. The applications for discount to-day are to a fair extent, "ud there is tittle disposition to take choice three months h'lld below 9 per cent. Consols are now quoted 871 to f, both for money and next Thursday's settlement, and 88i for the new account (September); The railway market continues flat, and a fresh reduction }1" occurred in some of the chief lines. London and Kori. W»stern stock is quoted 116i to 117 ? Great Western, 514 Midland, 120t to 121; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 12S; o 121; Caledonian, 120% to 121*; South-Eastern b6, to cv ',0,t Eastern, 29itof; Great Northern, 119 to.120, dit^ 124J to 125J; Metropolitan, 129J- to f; and Lonitoa, Onal- ..a, md Dcvsr, IS to 30. w BAKE OF ENGLAND.—An Account, pursuant to the Act 7 a.nd 8 Vict., cap. 32, for the week ending on Wednes- day, August 1. 1866. ISSIJB DEPARTMENT. Notes issued £ 27,932,3-40 Government debt 211,015,100 Other securities 8,984,POO Gold coin & bullion 12,932.340 Silver bullion £ 27,932,340 £ 27.932,340 BAKKING DEPARTMENT. Proprietors'capit'l £ 14,553,000[ Governmentsecu- Rest 3,771.012i rities (inc. dead Public Deposits 2,189,580; weight annuity) £ 10,128,123 Other Deposits 17,738,851 Other Securities 26,567.368 Seven days and j Notes 2,412,390 other bills 716,438jGold& silver coin 861,000 £ 39,968,881 £ 39,968,881 August 2, 1863. W. nLLER. Chief Cashier. The Corn Trade. MARK-LANE, AUGUST 6.—The show of English Wheat was small this morning, but our market is well supplied from abroad. We had a firmer tone in the trade, and factors made rather more money for the best samples of English Wheat. Foreign Wheat met a fair demllml-The Flour trade was steady.-Peas and Beans were unaltered in value.—Barley was in more demand.—Arrivals øf Oats continue unusually abundant, and depress the trade. A fair extent of business was done.—We have some fresh arrivals at the ports of call. Cargoes of Wheat meet demimd at last week's prices. In Indian Corn a large Uusi- been done at 6d per qr. decline.—Barley is steady in value. CUIiKENT PRICES or BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOITU. Shillings per Quarter. WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new 43 to S5 »» „ red ••• 42 49 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 42 49 BARLEY. 30 to 34 Chevalier, new 38 42 Grinding 29 31 Distilling 32 37 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new 59 68 Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new. 59 66 Brown 52 56 RYE 26 28 OATS, English, feed 20 to 25.Potato 24 20 Scotch, feed .20 26 Potato 25 30 Irish, feed, white 19 21.Fine 22 26 Ditto, black 18 20.Potato 23 27 BEANS, Mazagan .41 43.Ticks 40 43 Harrow 43 47 Pigeon 45 49 PEAS, white,boilers38 41 5Iaple39to41 Grey,new 36 37 FLOUR, per sack of 280-lbs., Town, Households 47 50 Country,em shore 36 t@37. 11 39 43 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore. 35 36 FOREIGN GRAIN. WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .53 to 55 old, extra 58 61 Kijnigsberg .50 55 extra 56 57 Rostock 51 55 fine 56 57 Silesian, red 48 52 white 51 55 Poinera., Meckberg., and Uckermrk.red old 50 53 Russian, hard, 43 to 47.St. Petersburg and Riga 45 47 Danish and Holstein, red 45 46 French, none .Rhine and Belgium. 50 53 American,red winter50to56,spring00to00,white— BARLEY, grinding 26 to 28. diRtilling and malting 35 39 OATS, Dutch, brewing and Polands20 to 27.feed 18 23 Danish and Swedish, feed 20 to24.Stralsund. 20 24 Russian, Riga 20to 21.Arch., 20 to 21.P'sburg 21 24 TARES, spring, per qr 00 00 BEANS, Friesland and Holstein 37 42 Konigsberg 40 to 42.Egyptian PEAS, feeding and maple 36 38. fine boilers 36 39 INDIAN CORN, white .29 32 yellow 27 28 FLOUR, per sack, French 37 40.Spanish, p. sack 37 40 American, per brl 21 26.extra and d'ble. 28 30 LIVERPOOL, AUGUST 7.—Good attendance at market. Fair business in Wheat, without change in value.—Flour held for Is per sack advance; business rather restricted.- Indian Corn in good demand; mixed, 26s 3d to 26s 9d.- Beans steady.—Oats and Oatmeal unaltered. WAKEFIELD, AUGUST 3.—Factors ask rather more money for Wheat, but millers will only buv fresh parcels at any advance. Spring Cern unchanged. Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALT,-There are moderate supplies of meat, and the trade is slow. Per 81bs. by the carcase s. d. s. d s. d. to s. d. Inferior beef 3 6 to 3 10 Capons, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 3 8 4 4 Chickens, each 1 9 2 6 Prime large 4 6 4 8 Ducklings,each 19 2 6 Ditto small 4 8 4 10 Rabbits, each. 10 16 Large pork 4 0 4 6 Hares, each 4 0 5 0 Inferior mutton 3 8 4 6 Grouse, each 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 4 8 5 4 Partridges,each 0 0 0 0 Prime ditto 5 6 5 8 Pheasants,eaeh 0 0 0 0 Veal 4 2 5 4 Pigeons, each. 0 8 0 10 Small pork 4 8 5 2 Ostend fr. butter, Lamb 6 0 7 0 per doz: lbs. 11 6 14 6 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 English ditto. 12 0 16 0 Goslings, each 6 0 8 0 Frencheggs,120 6 0 7 6 Fowls, each 2 0 3 0 Enelish ditto. 8 0 9 0 METROPOLITAN. -A statement of the supplies and prices of fat live stock on Monday, August 7, 1865, as com- pared with Monday, August 6, 1866:- Per 81bs. to sink the offal August 7,1865. August 6,1866. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 10 to 4 4 3 8 to 4 0 Second quality ditto 4 6 4 10 4 2 4 8 Prime large Oxen 5 0 5 2 4 10 5 2 Prime Scots, &c 5 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 4 4 10 3 16 4 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 2 6 4 5 10 6 0 Lambs 6 0 7 0 6 8 7 8 Large coarse Calves 4 2 4 8 4 4 4 10 Prime small ditto 4 10 5 2 5 0 5 4 Large Hogs 4 0 4 6 4 0 4 6 Neat small Porkers 4 8 4 10 4 8 5 0 Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT GARDEN.—Among the home-grown supplies furnished this week are considerable quantities of both apples and pears of the earlier sorts which are realising fair prices. Heavy consignments of the same kinds of fruits have also been received from France and Spam. Pine- apples and hothouse grapes are plentiful, and prices for these, as well as for other Jiimls of indoor produce, have altered but little from those quoted in our last report. Peas and other varieties of vegetables are still arriving in excellent condition. Flowers chiefly consist of orchids, kalosanthes, calceolarias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, balsams, cockscombs, mismonette, and roses. FRUIT. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Annles.p.hf-sieve 0 OtoO 0 Peaches,per doz. 4 0 15 0 Granes t>er lb. 2 0 6 0 Pears,kitchen,dz. 0 0 0 0 Lemons,p?100 8 0 14 0 dessert C> 0 0 G Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples,p. lb 3 0 5 0 Nuts,cob,1001b 0 0 0 0 Strawberries p lb. 0 6 10 Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples,p. lb 3 0 5 0 Nuts,cob,1001b 0 0 0 0 Strawberries p lb. 0 6 10 Filberts nr lb. 0 0 0 0 Walnuts, pr bh. 0 0 0 0 Oranges, p.100 12 0 20 0 ) Chestnuts, do 0 0 0 0 VEGETABLES. s d sd s d s<J Artichokes,per doz.2 0 to 4 0 Mushrooms,perpott.2 0 3 6 Asnaragus,per bun. 3 0 8 0 Mustardft Cress,p.p.O 2 0 0 Beans,kidney,p.100 0 6 1 0 Onions, perbushel.7 0 10 0 Beet, per dozen 2 0 SO „ pickling, P-qt.O 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 10 16 Parsley, per i sieve 2 0 go Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 2 0 Parsnips, per doz 1 o Carrots, per bunch 0 4 0 8 Peas, per qt. 0 o 0 Cauliflowers,p. doz. 2 0 6 0 Potatoes, York Re- Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 61 gents, per ton. 8U U 95 0 Cucumbers, each 0 3 0 9 Rocks, per ton 60 0 70 0 Endive, per sco;e.l 0 2 6 Flukes, per ton 105 0 125 0 1 no Garlic, per lb. 0 10 0 0 Kidneys, per cwt. 6 0 10 0 Herbs, per bunch.O 6 0 0 P/bundl; 0 4 0 g Horseradish, p.. SeaKale,per punnet 0 0 0 0 Leeks, Per bunch .0 3 0 0 |^nach;ppe/bush 2 0 3 Q |MfnS& -0 3 0 4 Turnips, per bunch 0 6 0 9 London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, AUGUST 7.—SUGAR.—The market has opened very quietly, and, except British West India, nit sales of importance are reported. Refined There is a fair demand for low quality, at 44s, otherwise the market is quiet but steady. ,1 „ e i. COFFEE.—The sales are confined to small parcels, for which full prices are paid. TEA.Tbe public sales of 26,700 packages were commenced to-day, of which 24,400 packages are to be offered without reserve; they have commenced steadily at last sale's prices. Rum.-There are sellers but few buyers at the previous currency. Ricr,. No sales reported in rough; but clean is in fair request for home use. PEPPER.—A parcel of Penang sold at 3id short prompt. GAMBIER.—A parcel of fair quality sold at 22a 6d. INDIGO. A moderate business is doing in Bengals and Oudes at last sales' rates. COTTON is dull ot sale, and -|d per lb lower. HEMP.—Clean St. Petersberg quoted as £ 32 10s to A.dsj.vs. PRICES OF OTTTEE CHEESE, HAMS. to,« P« —Butter: Friesland, 114s to 116s Je:rs y, Ug 6d Dorset, 116s to 122s. Fresh; P^.f^'f^cegter, 74s to 78s; Cheese: Cheshire, 72s to 84a1, Hams: York, new, Cheddar, 76s to 84s; American, • Irish new 9os to r»'0 TV COTTON, L",=1 aDT4rt(l/AUGDST7 —'The market is steady; ptieea TALLOW, AUGUOT i.n ow 43s 3d> net cash Peters- burfl.C9 on the 'spo^, 44< 6* to October to December, 45s 6d to 9d; December, 46s 6d to aa. RRAPQ BOROUGH. AUGUST 6.—Messrs. Pattenden and Smith^report rather more inquiry for Hops, especially for fineSample** which are very scarce indeed. The accounts I omtS plantations are decidedly worse than last week. "tFiv MlP.inSTS "—— Smithfie d. I Cumberland, j Whiteohapel. I s. d. s. d.1 s. d. s. d.| s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d.1 s. d. s. d.| s. d. s. d. Meadow Hay.. 70 0 to 115 0 70 0 to 120 0 70 0 to 135 0 Plover ..7. 84 0 J36 6j 84 0 135 Oj 84 0 J3a 6 Straw •• •• 40 0 50 0 42 0 52 91 40 0 9-