MAKE YOURSELVES BAFE. A countryman, hurrying away from a fire with hie wife by his side and his child in his arms, was called upon to assist others. Nae, nae," he exclaimed, "Self first, then wife, then childer (sic), and self again before strangers." Perhaps we may not be quite so selfish as the countryman, but the truth remains that every one should do the best he can to protect himself and those i who are placed under his charge, and no person is safe who does not assure his life and insure from fire. In doing this a man should first see that the company is perfectly solvent, so that he may be quite safe when his furniture or stock is destroyed, and be, enabled to secure a certain legacy for those nearest and dearpst to him ] should some calamity overtake him and bring him to a premature death. Prudent fire insurance companies are making great efforts to diminish the frequent occurrence of fires, and a select committee of the House of Commons, of which Alderman Lusk, a director of the General, is one, has been appointed 'to investigate into the increas- ing crime of arson, and to punish to the utmost ,extent those convicted of such an offence. In conse- quence, of the supposed frequency of this crime, ithe honest insurer cannot be accommodated at so low a premium as he otherwise would, and we find, at the annual meeting of the General Life and Fire Assurance Company, this topic was strongly discussed. Acting upon the principle of safety, this company will not take hazardous insurances, but will treat with the honest householder and those above suspicion on the most liberal terms. On the 22nd of May the proprietors of the General held their 28th annual meeting at their offices, 62, King William-street, London. Dr. Price, the secretary, was absent through illness,and. one and all of the directors expressed sympathy for his sufferings, and gratitude for his long and faithful services. Mr. Freeman, the agency secretary, presented the report, which showed that the fire premiums had been slightly reduced in consequence of the determination of the directors to discontinue hazardous policies, but that the better class policy holders, with whom they desired to do business, had increased. The life department had been a great success the business done in 1866-7 had been considerably in excess of any former years, and the directors expressed their belief that this increase will be greatly augmented by new agency appointments which they were about making. The report says:—The life premiums for the past year, after making deductions for guarantees, were X43,083 8s. while the claims admitted were 233,018. The amount of claims were. much greater than in 1865, arising from the fact of some large policies having Mien in. 788 new policies were issued in the last year, as- suring £ 228,080., and producingalt annual income of Y,6,932 15s. 2d. The income of the General in 1866 was £ 109,61? 8s. 2d., and the assets were, at the close of the year, £ 314,591 14s. lid. For this amount an average interest of X4 13s. 8d. per cent. was obtained, which might have been considerably increased, but for the regard which the directors paid to the permanent security of their investments. It behoves every one to insure their lives and their property, whether it be in the General or any other solvent company. The advice remains the same-" Make yourselves safe."
OUR "CITY" ARTICLE. e THE funds opened on Monday morning at Saturday's prices, but a good demand afterwards became manifest, and a rise of i per cent. took place, which was well maintained up to the close of business. Consols stand now at the highest price known since 1863. Support has been given by the arrival of fully X400,000 in gold, and by the continued influx to the Bank, as well as by an expectation that purchases for the sinking fund cannot be delayed much longer. In the foreign stock market the tendency of prices was likewise favourable, notwithstanding rumours of comiDg loans. Spanish paper of all classes continues in request, owing to the hope that the long-delayed claims of the Passive and Certificate holders are at last about to be brought to a settlement, which would of course in- volve the raising of a new loan in the French and English markets. Italian Bonds of 1861 have advanced f per cent., upon the statement that the 4 convention relative to the church property has been concluded at Turin with the Comptoir d'Escompe of Paris, in conjunction with Messrs. Fould, Oppenheim, and Erlanger, and that it will take the form of bonds redeemable in twenty-five years. These will doubtless appear in due time in the Paris and London markets. Chilian scrip has been in demand for investment, and has risen slightly above par. Some of the Turkish bonds have been in better request, owing to the state- ment that the Turkish Government is likely to obtain, in the course of the next five years, a sum of X5,000,000 as redemption money for the right of succession to the State lands, as well as to the rural ecclesiastical properties administered by the State. In the railway market there has been an improvement in several instances of i to i per cent., while Metropolitan stack arose on Monday f upon a very large purchase. North British and Midland were a little lower, dissatis- faction being expressed at the policy pursued by these companies' boaids. At the same time, the effects of the uncertainty that prevails with regard to the real position of railway property is illus- trated by the fact that it is difficult to effect sales of preference stocks which some months ago could scarcely be bought in the market. Great Western of Canada Railway shares were more offered. Consols, which closed on Saturday at 91 to f, ex div., for the 6th of June, opened on Monday morning at the same quotation, and closed at 91 i- to 92. For money the last price was 93f, with div. The Three per Cents. Reduced and New Three per CentR. were quoted at 91i to The official business reported was as follows :-Three per Cent. Consols, for money, 93 §, J, with div.; ditto, for account, 91f, -1, ex div.; Three per Cents. Reduced, 911 f; New Three per Cents., 91-1 f, t; Bank Stock, 251, 3; India Stock, 220; 111 1, 1 2 ditto Five per Cent. 112, llf, t; ditto Five per 4 2 Cent, "enfaced" rupee paper, 1034; ditto Five- and-a-Half per Cent., 10Si; ditto Bonds, 60s., 65s. prem. The India Five per Cent. stock slightly declined, being last quoted at lllj. Exchequer Bills are firm at 22s. to 27s. prem. The tendency of the foreign stock market gene- rally is not unfavourable. Chilian scrip and Italian bonds of 1861 have been in request, and rose on Monday and f per cent., respectively. The Viceroy of Egypt's Loan improved t; Spanish Certificates, it; and Spanish Three per Cents., New Deferred, and Turkish of 1863 aud 1865 (Six per Cents.), as well as Venezuelan of 1862 and 1864, 1. On the other hand, Peruvian of 1865 declined 1 per cent.; Mexican aLd Russian of 1866,1; Greek and Russian scrip, J; and Turkish of 1865, t. The following were the official quotations for English Railway Stock: London and Nortb- Western stock, 1131 to f; Great Western, 43 to i; Midland, 109 to t; Lancashire and Yorkshire, 126t 4 to J; Great Northern, 111 to 112; ditto A, HOt to III Great Eastern, 30i to 311 South-Eastern, Æ361 to a Caledonian, 1071- to 108i; Manchester and Sheffield, 46| to 47t; York and North Mid- land, 921 to 93-j; Berwick, lOll to 102i; North 2 -§ 2 British, 32t to 33!; London and South-Western, 76 to 78; Metropolitan, 121k to i; London, Chat- s ham, acd Dover, 17| to f; and London, Brighton, and South Coast, 58 to i.. Foreign railway shares remain vered, with the exception of a reduction of 6d. in Lom- bardo-Venetian, viz., to 15t to i. Great Western of Canada declined 5s. to 7s. 6d., closing at 14¡ to 15i; and Grand Trunk were 2s. 6d. lower, at In to 18. The American and Indian lines were quoted the same as on Saturday, apart from a rise in Erie, Cape Town Railway and Dock stock re- ceded 2 to 3 per cent.
—♦- SOMETHING LIKE BANKRUPTCY.—There is at this moment under adjudication in the Bankruptcy Court at Birmingham, the case of one Cresswell, late of Tipton, ironmaster, also concerned in the Rhos-hall Iron Company. It was stated in the court on Friday by Mr. Griffin, who appeared for the official assignee, that the present liability isE174,000, whilst the H only property" is put down at £375.
— lABLIAIEMAfil JOTTINGS. DURING the week ending the 25th of May the members of the House of Commons displayed a certain amount of good humour, peculiar at this part of the Session, when party spixic is supposed to have reached the maximum. Tne Reform Bill is the only great feature of interest, barring that, the business of the Session is allowed to proceed with very slight interruptions. On oft' days," that is to say, when the Representation of the People Bill is not discussed, the Commons assemble in very small numbers, and only a few of the hard-working members take part in the debates; It is true, Irish grievances had free utterance the other evening, when the second reading of the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act Continuation Bill was brought forward by Lord Ifaas, and the debate was remarkable, first for the speech of Mr. Maguire, the member for Cork, of which city he has been mayor, and is now an alderman. The learned gentleman has all the fire of an Irish barrister, and, having his countrymen as clients, he pleads with the same warmth and bitterness as it he were before a court seeking damages from an in- dividual for wiltul icjury to a plaintiff, He asked the Government the meaning of ihatwlaioh was con- veyed in the Queen's Speech, that the suspension of the constitution of Ireland was no longer neces- sary. Ministers were constantly informed by means of spies of the plans of the Fenian con- spirators, and he asked why did not the Govern- ment interfere in time and arrest the leaders, and thus prevent the insuirection ? As &n Irish member, he would boldly ask whether Parliament intended to legislate so as to remedy the evils Ireland was suffering? The people felt their wrongs, and that Ireland was no place to live 'comfortably in; thus they were emigrating even now at the rate of 100,000 a year. These persons left their country with a feeling of bitter hatred to England; and he warned the Government to be wise in time, or there would come a period when the Irish Americans would use their in- fluence to bring on a war between America and England, which must be disastrous to this country; and he called upon them to avert these evils by improving the physical condition of the people of Ireland. 'I Every one expected a member of the Govern- ment would rise to reply to Mr. Maguire, but Ministers had a champion on the Opposition, Benches—a little gentleman who sat just in front of the last speaker. This was no other than Mr. Roebuck. He has of late taken sides with the Ministers, and all hie habitual acrimony has been cast upon what he terms his "radical friends, who desire no Reform." Upon this occasion he took up the cudgels, as if to give a knock down blow to Mr. Maguire. He commenced by admitting that up to 1829 Ireland had been misruled, but a grosser calumny was never uttered, or a more gigantic falsehood ever spoken, than to say that since that period Parliament had been unjust to Ireland." He asked if any member could put his finger on a recent law by which the people of Ireland were treated differently from the people of England. He denied that the Protestant Church was a greater grievance to the Catholics in Ireland than the Established Church was a grievance to dissenters in England. The learned gentleman's speech was continually interrupted with "Ohs oh's from Irish members, and cheers from the Protestant members, in which Mr. Newdegate and Mr. Whalley audibly joined. Now another champion for Ireland appeared in the John Bull person of Mr. Bright, who went Over the various grievances Irishmen had to com- plain of, the greatest of which was a minor religion trampling upon the just rights of the people. He contended that there was no parallel between Cabholicism in Ireland and dissent in England. The Roman Catholics in Ireland sought to obtain that which was wrested from them by the sword and by violence, whilst Protestantism in England existed before dissent, and therefore these who separated themselves from the established religion had less claim to the revenues of the Church than the Irish Catholics. He himself was a dissenter of dissenters, and was opposed to all Church establishments, but for all that he must advocate the right of Irishmen to claim their privileges; he eulogised Mr. Maguire in the highest terms for his patriotism, and said he would not be deserving of the name of an Irishman if he did not exercise his influence in ameliorating the condition of his down-trodden fellow-countrymen. The discussion was continued for some length of time, not that the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act was opposed, but that the subject gave Irish members an opportunity of bringing before Parliament the grievances which are said to exist in Ireland. Lord Ntas had only to say a few words in justification of a further— temporary, he hoped-suspension of this Act, when the second reading was agreed to. REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE BILL. It is now generally acknowledged that the main features of the Government Bill are agreed to, and that it will be passed this Session. Whatever alterations may be agreed to in committee, whether in oppoaition to the Government or otherwise, 'Will not affect their position as Ministers of the Crown; consequently, Mr. Disraeli and his col- leagues come smiling in and take their seats upon the Treasury Bench, almost regardless about what is going on, whilst the Opposition appear to watch, like a child does his pudding, lebt they may be cheated out of any of the plums. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the cook, and the ingredients having been decided upon, there is a fear lest he hjay make false weight, or give unsubstantial Materials. Thus clause by clause-and every de- tail of each clause-is read as carefully as possible, and visible on the countenances of many members is "No cheating allowed." On Thursday Mr. Disraeli conceded the point that leaseholders having < £ 5 a year benefit in a lease extending over sixty years, should have the county franchise. The next portion of the 4th clause gives, according to the Government plan, a vote to any person occupying land or tenements of the value of .£15 annually. To this an amendment was introduced by Sir T. E. Colebrook, to the effect that persons having the franchise should be resident upon the land for which they claim to vote. The hen. baronet stated that if this were not the case fagot votes could be created in Aunties. Lord J. Manners refused to accept this on the part of the Government, and the committee divided upon it, when there appeared for the original wording of the Government Bill 193, Against it 196. A CURIOUS SCENE. The Government did not expect to be beaten hpon the latter point, and looked with evident surprise when the division paper was handed to the Opposition teller. The Liberals cheered lustily, whilst on the Treasury Bench there was °onsiderable whispering. Now, the form of Iteration in committee has a twofold character- firstly, that certain words must be struck out; 4nd secondly, other words must be inserted. •Phus, upon this occasion, the division was, firstly, "That the words proposed te be left out stand Part of the question," and, as I said before, the 140es had it by a majority of three. Mr. Dodson, having announced the fact from the chair, said, The question now is, that the word dwelling- house' be inserted; those who are of that opinion there was a loud response from the Liberal members; "those who are of a contrary opinion say No," and the sonorous Negative sounded like thunder from the Minis-, terial Benches. chairman, seeing that, con- trary to ordinary rule, a second division must take place, hurried on the form, Ayes to the right, Noes to the left," and away went the members towards the various lobbies, when some one reminded Mr. Dodaon that he had not gone through the usual form, who, laughing heartily as he said it, cried "Order order. Strangers will withdraw." (Of course, strangers don't withdraw, except those on the floor of the House, but the form must be gone through.) Then the sand-glass was set going, and at the three minutes, the last grain of sand having passed to the bottom, once mere the chairman cried, "Ayes to the right, Noes to the left;" but now a cry is raised, The wrong lobby let me go." Serjeant Gazelee intended t@ vote with the Government, but he had, by mistake, got to the Opposition lobby door, and, pressed in by members behind him, could not retire. The cry aroused the whip," Colonel Taylor, åDd aided and assisted by the Secretary for the Treasury, Mr. Hunt, both powerful men, they rescued the prisoner and brought him triumphantly down the House to the right lobby, amid much laughter and confusion—how like school-boys, to be sure Well, amid considerable hubbub, the tellers again appeared. The Government ones were in first, and the Opposition cheered, but it was not for long; the first in does not always mean a minority, as this division proved. The clerk of the table handed the paper to Colonel Taylor, and now the Govern- ment cheered lustily, but the Opposition were mute. Order, order," said the chairman, and the tellers, having made their obeisances, read, "Ayes to the right, 209; Noes to the left, 212." Again a majority of three, but this time in favour of the Government. Thus, the committee had decided to leave out certain words, and not insert any addi- tional ones, which the amendment intended should be done. The clause was therefore wanting in something, either to retain the original words, or to substitute others. The Government proposed one thing, the Opposition another, and amid con- siderable confusion, in which good-tempered chaff predominated, "Progress was reported," and the point was left to be discussed on Monday, of which more anon. On Monday there was another attempt made by Mr. Ayr ton to have a house qualification for the county franchise, and it was very near being successful. The discussion on the subject was very brief, and a division was taken, that the words 'lands and tenements' be struck out,in order to admit the word house, when, amid much laughter, the tellers announced that Mr. Ayrton's amendment was lost bv one only. The numbers for the Government were 255, and for the amend- ment 254. In the hope, doubtless, that this small majority may be overruled, Sir E. Colebrooke hastily moved to -add to land or tenements the words with a house," and at once there was a rush for another division, on which the Govern- ment improved their position, for they succeeded, this time by 264 to 254, the Opposition not gaining one additional vote, whilst the Government. had whipped up nine additional supporters. This portion of the 4th clause having passed as it originally stood, all persons paying rates on a rental of £ 12 will be entitled to the county franchise, whether it be lands, buildings, woods, or forests, and without the occupier necessarily residing upon the said property.
<#■ RETIREMENT OF CANON M'NEILE. — The Liverpool Mercury says :-At the age of seventy-three years, and after thirty-three years of ministerial labour in Liverpool, the Rev. Dr. M'Npile is about to resign the incumbency of St. Paul's Church, Prince's-park. The rev. gentleman came to Liverpool in 1834, and succeeded the Rev. Mr. Dalton as minister of St. Jude's Church, Hardwick-street. In 1848 a number of the members of his congregation who lived in the neighbour- hood of Prince's-park built St. Paul's specially for Dr. M'Neile, and he has been the incumbent ever since. It is understood that he will be succeeded by his son, the Rev. Edmund M'Neile. A HUSBAND KILLED BY HIS WIFE.-An inquest has just been held at the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn-road, on Cornelius Crowley, 35, a labourer. The deceased was in a very bad state of health and in the last stage of consumption. He and his wife were always quarrelling, and on last Monday week, during an altercation, she struck him on the eye, and broke the eyeball. He died from the effects of the blow, which accelerated his other complaints. Verdiet-" Tat deceased died from the blow administered by his wifei, self-defence while engaged in a quarrel." j
A MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS OHILD BY BURNING. James Mooney, of No. 9, Pembroke-place, Earl-street, Kensington, was charged at the Hammersmith Police- court, on Monday, with violently assaulting his wife, Ann Mooney, and also with causing the death of his child by burning it. The first witness examined was the wife, who was led into the court, and was allowed to be seated while giving her evidence. She stated that on Saturday evening she was speaking to a young man, whom her husband knew very well, when he (the pri- soner) came up, hit her on the back, and asked her why she did not return home. When she reached home lie stripped the clothes from her, some of which he threw on to the fire, and he punched her on the side and on the face with his fist. He punched her so that she was unable to stand up. Her little boy, who was nearly six years of age, said, Mother, hide under the bed father will kill you." Witness got away with nlyone under garment upon her, and sought protection in a neighbour's house. She was still suffering in her side from the effects of the blows. Inspector Cross, of the J division, then stated that on Sunday morning he went to the prisoner's room, where he saw a quantity of burnt rags in the grate. He also saw a quilt on the bed, one end of which was burnt. The bed had been turned over, and on the other side he found three holes which had been caused by burns. There was no appearance of fire on the matting under- neath the bed. He afterwards saw the prisoner at the station, and told him that he was charged with assaulting his wife, when he replied that she had be- haved badly to him. Witness remarked that it was a bad job about his child, when he said, Yes, I have taken him to the hospital." He also said that he went out after his wife had left, and when he returned the room was in darkness, and he asked his child where the light was, when he told him that it had gone out. He then procured a lucifer from the next room, and when he obtained a light he saw that part of the bedding was on fire. He threw some water on the fire and put it out. He went to bed, and in the morning, when he awoke, the deceased told him he was burnt. The wit- ness also stated that when he examined the bed he found that it was wet.—The prisoner told the magistrate that he left thealldle burning while he went to look after his wife. When he returned he asked his boy what he had done with the candle, when lie told him that it was in the bed. He got a lucifer, and when he lighted the candle, which he took from the bed, he found the quilt burning. His child said his feet were hot. He (the prisoner) put out the fire, and as the bed was wet he turned it aver. He did not notice his child until the next morning, when he said, Father, I am dying." He (the prisoner) then went to his wife and told her that the child was ill, when she said she was not able to go to him. As scon as he was able he took the child to the hospital. Mr. F. M. Sims, house surgeon of St. George s Hos- I pital, said the deceased was brought to the hospital by the prisoner on Sunday morning. The child was very much burnt on the back part of the thighs, groin, and 1 extending downwards to the heels. He died that morn- ing from the effects of the burns. Mr. Ingham remanded the prisoner until the 4th of June.
— S THE "WEST INDIA, PACIFIC, MEXICAN, AND AUSTRALIAN MAILS. The Royal Mail Company's steamship Bouro, Captain Bevis, with the above mails, arrived at Southampton on Sunday evening. SOUTH AMERICA. In Chili the Government party was successful in the ,elections throughout the republic, except in Copiapo, Elgin, and Rise. No steps had been taken towards the settlement of the Spanish difficulty. Defensive prepara- tions continued. The allied fleet at Valparaiso com- prised nine vessels, carrying 76 guns. Other war vessels were in the port. The fleet was expected to sail for Juan Fernandez. The British barque Cubana had drifted on the rocks at ,the entrance to Valparaiso harbour, and sunk. It was afterwards floated, and was to be repaired in Santiago docks. Her Majesty's frigate Sutlej sailed for England on the 6th of ApriL The republic of Peru was in a very disturbed state. Revolutions were springing up dn all, directions, but were -being suppressed by the Government.. It was thought that President Prado would have great difficulty in re- taining power. The Central American States were tran- quil. Intelligence of a reassuring character is received from Honduras. The rebel chief Kannul had been captured. The settlements of San Pedro and St. Cruz had been stormed, and this had checked the martial ardour of the Indians, and calmed the fears of the British settlers. WEST INDIES. At Barba&oes the sugar crop was nearly finished; several ships had sailed, and others were loading; native provisions were scarce. The island was healthy, and the weather hot. At Grenada, crop operations were brisk, and the results had been good. Public health was satisfactory. Martinique was healthy. Guadeloupe was suffering from drought, and-rain was greatly wanted. At Demerara the weather was dry, and unfavourable for agriculture. Markets were dull, with but little busi- ness,, and tonnage was abundant. Produce arrived at the market slowly. Freights to Liverpool, 27d. for sugar to London, 30d. for rum, 3d. to 3 £ d. The demand for produce was trifling. The St. Thomas arrived at Port au Prince on the 6th inst. Mr. Percy St. John, her Brittanic Majesty'-s Charge d'Affaires to Hayti, who was a passenger in the St. Thomas from Liverpool, was advised by the French and Spanish con- suls not to land in the daytime. He landed, however, and sent to the commodore at Jamaica for a vessel of war to proceed immediately to Hayti to protect British interests. HAYTI. Salnave arrived at the capital oh the 25th of April, amidst the .utmost enthusiasm of the populace. Salnave had dissolved the provisional government, had declared himself dictator of Hayti, and had sent a vessel to Curayoa to invite Soulouque to come over to Hayti to assume the reins of government. The arrival of Soulouque was anxiausly, and daily looked for. Salnave had ordered Chevallier to keep himself in confinement. Nissage Sajet was also in retirement in some obscure place in the city. All was quiet, awaiting the further action of Salnave'js dictatorship.
AN EGGENTEIG OLD LADY AND. HER WILL. The death of a very eccentric person at the age of 90 occurred the other day. It seems that some 50 years since, when the fine terraces it the Regent's-parklwere laid ,out, a maiden became the tenant of one of the mansions in Chester-terrace. This lady was, it seems, named Ashworth, the daughter of a gentleman of large fortune who resided in Dublin many years ago. It is stated that for nearly half a century she never either repaired the interior of the house, or allowed the furniture to be cleaned or repaired. The consequence was that both were in a state of deplorable decay and dilapidation. In her person, too, she was extremely dirty, her ablu- tions being not only imperfect but unfrequent. She saw no company, and rarely went out, except to have her daily wants supplied. Now, however, that the lady has passed away, her executors have taken possession of her property, and it is reported that a considerable portion of it passes to Mrs. Forbes Yelverton, the wife of Major Yelverton, and widow of the late Professor Forbes of Edinburgh. The circumstances under which the eccen- tric recluse left her fortune to Mrs. Yelverton may be thus accounted for :—It seems that the mother of the latter lady married, first, ,Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Ash worth and, secondly, the Marquis of Donegal, and that Mrs. Forbes Yelverton is her daughter by her first husband.
A RICH CHIGNON.—A German and his wife were arrested this week at the Exposition, at Paris, the former charged with fraudulent bankruptcy. They were searched. "No effects," was the reply to the searcher, when the size of the lady's chignon caught his attention, and be pulled it off. It was a nest of bank- .notes.
A TIGKET-OF-LEAVE TVOMAN. A -decent, respectable-looking woman, who gave the name of Mary Ann Woodward, aged 27, was indicted, at the Middlesex Sessions, on Saturday, for an impudent robbery in Carey-street, Chancery-lane. Mr. Henry Tausey, living in the Clapham-road, a coachbuilder, -said that on the morning of the 8th inst. he was with a friend in Carey-street, Chancery-lane, when the prisoner came up to him. She being of re- spectable appearance he stopped to speak to her, and while doing so he discovered that she had very cleverly snapped his watch from the bow. His friend held the prisoner until a policeman came, when she emplored him not to give her in charge, as it was the only means she had of getting her living. Prosecutor refused to let her go, remarking that it was a very funny way to get her living. Police-constable Evans, 127 F, said he heard cries of Police 1 and upon running up found the prosecutor holding the prisoner. He charged her with robbing him, when the prisoner accused him of robbing her. When taken to the station the watch was found upon her. Mr. Peter Burton, who was with the presecutor, cor- roborated his evidence. He was with him when he charged the prisoner with robbing him. She must have taken the watch in an instant. She begged to be let go, as she got her living by it." The jury found the prisoner Guilty. Mr. Payne asked if the prisoner was known. Mrs. Howe, one of the female warders, said the prisoner was an old thief, and now out upon a ticket-of- ieave. Her respectable appearance deceived a great many people. She had suffered several terms of im- prisonment for similar robberies to this one. She was triad at the Middlesex Sessions in March, 1860, when she gave the name of Emma Godwin, and was' sentenced to three years' penal servitude for larceny from the person. She was again tried at the Middlesex Sessions on the 9th of December, 1862, for a like offence, when she was sentenced to penal servitude for six years. She was well behaved in prison.' It will be seen by the above statement that the prisoner has had two tickets of leave, and been let out a long time before her sentence had expired. The prisoner pleaded hard for his lordship not to send her back again to penal servitude. Mr. Payne: I suppose she will not get another ticket- of-leave after that. A Prison Warder I dare say she will, my lord, as she is very well behaved in prison. Mr. Payne said the lowest term he could sentence her would be seven years' penal servitude, which was the sentence of the court.
gonb.on ttttJ:r <!rcrunfrl1 1udutsl' —*— The Money Market. CITY, MAY 23.-The transactions in public securities to* day are not numerous, but the English fUlds are i!l'Jtm.lld> and have risen | per cent, owinsr chiefly to tha commence-* merit of the purchases by the Government brokei- f-jr tlie Sinking Funa. The amount taken to-day is £ 13,000 The demand for money to-day has somewhat increased* but good bills are still tasea at 2 to f per oTit.^ r 4, rate for short Ionics in the Stock Exchange, on English Govern- ment securities, is about 2 per cent. Consols are now quoter1 9% to with div., for m ney, and 92 to J, ex div., for the account (June'6); and the Three per Cents. Seduced L.nd New Three per Cems., 91i to Tne railway market is inactive to-day, and the principal stocks are unchenged. Metropolitan stock is now quoted 121 no t; Great "Western, 43 to t; London and North Western, Hog to t; Midland, 109 to t. Lancashire and Yorkshire, 1254 to -|: Caledonian, 107* to l(i8 £ South Eastern, 66J to f; Great Eastern, 30f to 31$; Great Northern, 1 LI to 112; ditto A, LLOJ to 111; London. Chat. hsm, and Dover, In to t; North British, 32i to and Brighton, S3 to t. The Corn Trade. MAEK-LANB, MAY 27.—Very little English Wheat was received fresh up to-day, coastwise and by land-carriage, but most of the samples came to hand in fair average condition. Factofiil were very firm in their demands. There was a fair sale for fine foreign wheats. All other kinds, however, moved off slowly. Malt was a dull inquiry. The sur,ply was fally equal to the demand. Most kinds of Oats were in steady request. The supply of English was very limited. The gale for Peas was steady. Both English and foreigE Flour was steady. CTOBEKT PEICES.—EKOLISH, PerQr. PerQr. WHEAT. S. B. OATS. S. S. Esx.,Knt.,rd„ old 66 to 72 Scotch, feed 22 to 30 „ „ new 59 to 70 Scotch potato 28 to 36 Esx., Knt., w., old S6 to 74 Irish, white 22 to 26 u new 59 to 70 i M blaek 22 to 30 Norfolk and Lin- BEANS, coin, red, new 56 to 59 Mazagan 35 to 37 BARLEY. Tick 35 to 37 Malting 33 to 50 Harrow 37 to 42 Distilling 37 to 42 Pigeon. 41 to 46 Grinding 32 to 34 PEAS. MALT. Grey. 38 to 40 Essex,Norfolk, and Maple 41 to 44 Suffolk 69 to 73 White 40 to 4S Kingston and "Ware 69 to 73 PLOXTB. Brown ..A. 54 to 62 Town made, per RYE. 2301bs 55 to 60 New 32 to 37 Household 53 to 54 OATS. Country 44 to 52 English,feed 25 to 31 Norfolk St Suffolk, English,feed 25 to 31 Norfolk St Suffolk, „ potato. 28 to 34 ex ship 43 to 47 FOBEIQH. WHEAT. OATS. Dantzic and Konigs- Danish & Swedish. 24 to 30 berg 61 to 74 Buasian 24 to 29 Rostock & Mecklen- BEANB. bursr 59 to 69 Danish 38 to 43 Danish 59 to 62 Egyptian 38 to 39 Russian, hard 55 to 61 PEAS. „ soft 58 to 63 Maple 37 to 39 American, red — to — Boilers 38 to 41 II white. to IKBIAH COBK. BARLEY. White* 88 to 41 Grinding 30 to 32 Yellow 37 to 40 Distilling S3 to 33 FLOUR. Malting 36 to 38 French, per sack ••• 44 to 5& OATS. Spanish, „ 46 to 52 Dutch brewing •*■».• 24 to 31 American^ per barrel 27 to 34 feediner 21 to 26 Canadian 27 to 35 WAKEFIELD, MAY 21—Wheat very firm; in some cases more money is made; no quotable change in other articles. LIVERPOOL, MAY 23.—Attendance at market good. Wheat: Fair business, at full rates of Friday. Flour firm. Beans steadv. Oat3 and Oatmeal steady; demand moderate. Indian corn, a fair business at 6d to 9.1 per qr advance; mixed, 39s to 39s 9d. LEEDS, MAY 28.—The business passing was quite of e retail character; Wheat held for Is per quarter advance. Barley firm. Other articles unaltered. Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL.—There are moderate; supplies of meat, and the trade is stefldy. Per 8ibs. by the carcase a. d. a. cl s. a. so a. a< Inferior beef 3 4 to 3 81 Capons, each. 0 0 0 C Middling ditto 3 10 4 0 Chickens, each 4 S 5 Prime large 4 2 4 6 Ducklings,each 5 0 6 0 Ditto small 4 8 4 10 Rabbits, each. 16 2 0 Large pork 3 4 3 8 Hares, each 0 0 0 9 Inferior mutton 3 6 4 2 Grouse, each. 0 0 0 Middling ditto 4 4 4 8 Partridges,each 0 0 0 0> Prime ditto 4 10 5 0 Pheasants,eaeh 0 0 0 0 Veal 3 8 5 4 Pig-eons, each. 0 7 0 10, Snail pork 3 10 4 6 Ostend fr. butter, Lamb 5 4 6 4 per doz; lbs. 0 0 0 0 Turkeys, each 0 0 0 0 English ditto. 14 0 0 0< Goslings, each 6 6 8 0 French eggs, 100 5 9 0 C Fowls. each 5 6 7 0 English ditto. 7 6 0 6 METROPOLITAN. — A statement of tile supplies ana prices of fat live stock on Monday, May 28, 1836, as com- pared with Monday, May 27, 1867 Per 81bs. to sink the ottaL May 28, 1866. May 27, 1867. s. d. a. d. s. d. a d. Coarse and inferior Beasts 3 10 to 4 2 3 4 to 3 6 Second quality ditto 4 4 4 8 3 8 4 0 Prime large Oxen 4 10 5 0 4 2 4 8 Prime Scots, &c 5 2 5 4 4 10 5 0 Coarse and inferior Sheep 3 10 4 4 3 6 3 10 Second quality ditto 4 6 5 2 4 0 4 4 Prime coarse-woolled ditto 5 4 5 8 4 6 4 8 Prime Southdown ditto 5 10 6 0 4 10 5 0 Lambs 6 8 8 0 6 6 7 6 Large coarse Calves 5 4 5 10 4 4 5 4 Prime small ditto 6 0 6 4 5 6 5 10 Large Hogs 4 0 4 4 3 2 3 6 Neat small Porkers 4 6 5 0 3 8 4 2 Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT GARDEN.—The unseasonably cold weather which we are again experiencing tends to impede basiness, and somewhat interferes with matters of supply. As regards prices, however, little alteration has taken place since our last report. Peaches and nectarines, French cherries, and apricots may still be obtained at moderate prices, and grapes and stracvberries are also plentiful. Forced vegetables com- prise French beans, potatoes, and rhubarb. Apples consist of nonpareils, Cockle pippin, Sam Young, Sturmer pippin, and one or two others. A few Kent cobs may still be had. Broccoli in excellent condition continues to come from the West of England. New potatoes are arriving from the con- tinent in large quantities, and meet with a ready sale at moderate prices. Flowers chiefly aonsist ot orchids, pelar- goniums, cinerarias, cytisus, mignonette, and roses. FRUIT, s. d. s d. 0. u. n. S) Apples, p. bushel 4 0 to 8 0 Oranges, p.100 4 0 12 3 s. d. s d. 0. u. n. S) Apples, p. bushel 4 0 to 8 0 Oranges, p.100 4 0 12 CJ Chestnuts, per bs.O 0 0 G Peaches,per doa. 0 0 0 2 Currants, pr. siv. 0 0 0 0 Pears,kitchen,dz. 0 0 0 0 Grapes, per lb. 5 0 10 0 dessert „ 0 0 0 0 Lemons,p. 100 7 0 9 0 Pineapples, p. lb. 5 0 8 0 Nuts,cob,1001b 75 0 80 0 Strawberries.p.lb. 0 0 0 0 Filberts, pr lb. 0 0 0 0 j Melons, eaeh 0 0 0 0 VEGETABLES. B Q sa s a so Artichokes,per doz.2 0 to 4 0 Mushrooms,perpott.16 2 0 Asparagns,per bun. 1 6 6 0 Mustard& Cress,p.p.0 2 00 Beans,kidney,p.Jsv.O 0 0 0 Onions, per bushel 4 0 5 0 Beet, per dozen 1 0 2 0 „ pickling, p.qt.0 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 0 0 0 0 Parsley, per bunch 0 6 0 8 Cabbages, per doz. 1 3 2 0| Parsnips, per doB-0 0 0 0 Carrots, per bunch 0 6 0 8: Peas, per qt..0 0 O 0 Cauliflowers,p. doz.3 0 6 0|Potatoes, York Re- Celery, per bundle 1 6 2 0i gents, per ton .140 0 lw> c Cucumbers, each 0 6 2 0 Rocks, per ton 100 0 120 v Endive, per doz.2 0 3 OjFlukes, per ton 150 0 180 0 Garlic, per lb. 0 8 0 0|Kidneys, per cwt .0 0 0 0 Herbs, per bunch.0 2 0 ^RadishM, p.l!2bn. 0 0 0 0 Horseradish, p. bn.4 0 6 0|Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 0 0 0 Leeks, per bunch.O 2 0 41 SeaKale,per punnet 0 0 00 Lettuces, per score 2 0 3 OiSpinacli, por bush. 2 0 3 0 Mint, perbunch .0 4 1 0:Turnips, per bunoh 0 6 CG London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, MAY 28.—SUGAR.—The market has opened quietly, at last week's currency, at which there are free sellers. Refined continues dull of sale, at the previous yalue. CoFrEE.—The parcels cf Ceylon to be brought to public sale this week are heavy the demand privately is in conse- quence quiet, but the few salts reported maintain the pre- vious value. TEA.—There is no improvement to EOticein tne aemaiid for this article. The public sales of 430 packages of In- dian teas are progressing steauily at about last sales's cur. rency. „ RTim. There are buyers of Jamaica at firm prices, but no sales of importance are reported. A few puncheons of fair Demerara sold at Is 7d. RICE.—About 12,000 bags of soft grain have been disposed of at prices in buyers' favour. PIMENTO.-A. parcel of good quality sold at 2d per lb. INDIGO. -The quarterly sales of Spanish are progressing heavily, at about last sale's prices to 3d decline for pale and mixed. COTTON.—There is only a limited business doing, at about previous rates. JCTE continues in actrve request, but but the sales are confined to small parcels, holders refusing to sell a.t lat. ratas. PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE/HAMS, 4c., atperowt; —Butter: Fri-esland, 83s to 92s; Jersey, 80s to 90s Dorset, 104s to HOs. Fresh: per doz., lis Od to 14s Od j Cheese: Cheshire, 78s to 88s; Double Gloucester, 74s to 78s Cheddar, 80s to 90s; American, 66s to 74s. Hams: York, new 5 80s to 86s; Cumberland, new, 80s to 86s; Irish, new, 80s t o 80s to 86s; Cumberland, new, 80s to 86s; Irish, new, 80s to 86s. Bacon: Wiltshire, 61a to 68s; Irish, green, 58s to 64'1. COTTON, LIVERPOOL, MAY 28.-The market steady- Sales probably about 10,000 bales. TALLOW, MAY 28.—The market is firm to-day. Town Tallow is quoted 41s 9d net; Petersburg Y.O. on the spot, 43s 6d; June, 433 6d; October to December, 4is 6d; De- cember, 45s. HOPS, BOROUGH, MAY 27.—Messrs. Pattenden and Smith report an improved demand for all descriptions of Hops at gradually advancing prices. Since thewarm change in th weather there has been a decided increase of fly.