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lltisttlfsiieras Intelligence, HOME, FOREIGN, AND COLONIAL. THE COURT IN THE HIGHLANDS.—The Edin- burgh Courant says:- On Sunday the Queen attended divine service in the church of Crathie. Her Majesty was accompanied by their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Christian, Princess Louisa, and Prince Leopold, and attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the court. The Rev. Malcolm C. Taylor preached from John ix., So- The man answered and said unto them: Why, herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes." The church was well filled. TRIAL TRIP OF A NEW LTFE-rAFT.-The life- raft Nonpareil sailed from New York on the 4th inst. for Havre, with a view to demonstrate the safety and security of a floating structure built on the principle of a life-saving apparatus. She is commanded by Captain John Mikes, who with two men compose the crew. The Nonpareil is schooner-rigged, and is com- posed of three parallel air cylinders, shaped like cigars, which form what in a vessel would be called the hull. These cylinders are 25 feet long, and 26 inches in diameter, being composed of gutta percha encased in Russia duck, the outer casing being less in circum- ference than the inside air chamber, and thus receiving ') the greatest strain. The crew have great faith in her buoyant power, having seen it tested on the coast in such a manner that they regard a trip across the ocean as a possibly agreeable incident, but entirely without danger. A large assembly was in attendance to see her start. The passage across was expected to be made in 14 or 15 days. ANTICIPATED VISIT OF THE POPE TO PARIS.— The Etendard, a Paris paper, says i, An item of news has come to hand which, if it be confirmed, Will produce the greatest and happiest of sensations. It is said that the Pope, in the midst of a conversation relative to the meeting of crowned heads in Paris, stated that he thought it would not be long before he made a similar visit, and that the voyage would be the realisation of one of his oldest and most cherished ideas. We are convinced that the Imperial 'Government will do all in its power to facilitate that desire, the fulfilment of which will fill all truly Catholic hearts with fv Joy. The French people, so accessible to noble emotions, so sympathetic with all that is great and generous, as the manifestations of the last few days have proved, will receive the venerable Pius IX. with even more respect and enthu- iSiasm than the France of 1804 welcomed the illustrious Pius VIII, on the morrow of the Concordat and the re-establish- ment of the altars. A TRIUMPH FOR THE LADIES I-The women have just carried a point in Holland. The Minister of the Interior has issued a decree admitting them to the examination for the position of assistant apothecaries -an occupation hitherto restricted exclusively to men. This measure will enable country doctors to have their prescriptions made up by their wives or daughters, and Will thus relieve them from the charges of a male assistant. The decree, a correspondent at the Hague says, han been received with a good deal of astonish- ment by the Dutchmen, who look upon this as the beginning of a systematic invasion of masculine privi- leges. THE CZAR AND THE PREFECT OF POLICE.— The Paris correspondent of The Times says:- The days spent in Paris by the Emperor of Russia were far from being days of delight to the Prefect of Police. This Unhappy functionary must hare had a sad time of it. What was a pleasure and a pride to others must have been a tor- ture to him. He was to be seen during the entertainments graced by the presence of the Czar with sad and anxious -couutenance,-trying to appear calm and unconcerned, but Betraying by his nervousness, by his inability to remain long in the same spot, by the rapid changes of his countenance and the abrupt movements of his hands, the Intensity of his A passing rush among a group of spectators either Inside or out of doors, any unusual noise, the slamming of a door, the slightest obstacle in the progress of a cortege were sufficient to flush his countenance, and to quicken or arrest ois movements. The emoluments, the station, and the pri- vileges of a Prefect of Police are considerable, but were they ten times more they could hardly repay him for all he must have suffered during the stay of the Czar on French eoil, and particularly since the affair of the Bois de Boulogne. THE REVIEW IN HYDE PARK.—The military review in Hyde Park, to be held by Her Majesty on an early day in July, is likely to be the grandest af- fair of the kind witnessed in London for many years. All the troops that can be conveniently massed toge- ther will be assembled, and besides a large force of Artillery from Woolwich the following corps will probably be on the ground :—Seven regiments of cavalry—namely, the 1st Life Guards (Blues), 1st and 4th Dragoon Guards, 3rd and 15th Hussars, and 17th Lancers; fourteen battalions of infantry- namely, 2nd and 3rd battalions Grenadier Guards, 1st battalion Coldstream Guards, and 2nd battalion Scots Fusilier < 'Guards, 1st battalion 18th Royal Irish, 43rd Light In- fantry, 44th, 54th, 56th, 65th, and 68th Light In- fantry, 70th and 72nd Highlanders, and 80th Regi- luents.-A Royal pavilion on a large scale will be erected, and it is expected that the review will be the event of the season. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS TO PARIS.—The Moniteur du Soir makes the following enumeration:— There have already come to pay a visit to the Emperor of the French, on the occasion of the Exhibition, one Emperor (Russia) three Kings (Prussia, Belgium, and Greece), two Queens (Belgium and Portugal), and six Princes heirs to crowns, (the Prince of Wales, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Russia, the Prince Royal of Prussia, Prince Humbert of r Savoy, the Prince of Orange, and Prince Oscar of Sweden). I Other august visitors are expected to arrive shortly. j THE LEGION OF HONOUR.—Last week was a most eventful one for M. Nelaton, and must cer- tainly be reckoned among the most fortunate in the whole career of this celebrated surgeon. On the Mon- day he was named a member of the Institute, and on the day following he received from the hands of the Prince Imperial the insignia of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour. On this occasion he merely called upon the Prince at St. Cloud to pay him his usual J visit, when his young patient said to him, Wait a little, doctor; I have something to give you." He | then presented the cross and riband to the surgeon, saying, It is not quite new, as my father has worn it for some time." M. Nelaton immediately drove to the Tuileries to thank the Emperor. His Majesty confirmed the welcome fact, and added, I shall never forget, doctor, the care which my son has received from you." It would seem impossible to confer a signal favour with greater delicacy and grace. M. Rayer, formerly Dean of the Faculty, is the only other member of the medical community in France who has been invested with this high honour. It was conferred upon him on his retiring from office. MORMONS AT PARIS.—Under the heading The Mormons and the Universal Exhibition," the Liberte has a long account of two Mormon representatives who have just arrived at Paris, and with whom the writer has visited the building. One of the envoys is the second son of Brigham Young; the other is a man named Richards, who, before leaving for Europe, was President of the Emigration Committee. Brigham Young, junior, though not yet thirty, has two wives and a large family, while his companion has four wives and twenty-two children. Neither of the represen- tatives can speak a word of French, but our Paris con- temporary appears, nevertheless, to have extracted from them a good deal of information. AN AMERICAN PLEASURE TRIP.-All American steamer, the Quaker. City, with between 200 and 300 Passengers on board, is expected shortly in the Medi- terranean on a trip of pleasure to the different ports of interest in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Holy Land. Among those who have taken this Ineans of visiting the ports of the Mediterranean and the East is General W. P. Sherman, t of the United States' Army, whose important services during the late civil war are so appreciated by the Government that a circular has been sent to the Ministers and Consuls abroad to inform them of General Sherman's movements, and adding that any attentions shown to him by foreign Powers will be gratefully acknow- ledged. Major-General Banks, who represents Massa- chusetts in Congress, is also among the passengers. f THE EMPRESS CHARLOTTE.—The Memorial diplomatique, upon the authority of a letter from Trieste, dated the 11th inst., states that the condition of the Empress Charlotte is somewhat improved. Considering the decisive issue of the struggle so long maintained by the Emperor Maximilian, the medical adviser of the Empress, Dr. Illek, thought it most Prudent not to conceal from her the fact of her hus- band's captivity, and even allowed her to know that his life was threatened. The latter suggestion was toade for the express purpose of exciting a reaction sufficiently powerful to revive the illustrious patient from the state of prostration in which she had sunk for some time on account of the absence of intelligence from Mexico. The effect was that the Empress ap- peared suddenly to recover all her clearness of intellect; she declared that the Mexican nation could not be capable of so odious an act as to raise a murderous 1 hand against a prince who had devoted himself with so much self-denial to the regeneration of the country, and that in any case the Emperor had maintained his honour unsullied. Since then the Empress Charlotte manifests equal calmness and resignation. THE RACE OF THE TEA SHIPS FROM CHINA. —The Greenock Advertiser says It is thought that this race, which is this year exciting much attention, started from Foo-choo-foo about the 1st inst., and that it includes the following vessels:—Ariel, Taeping, Serica (built by Messrs. Steele), Fiery Cross, Taitsing, Black Prince, Flying Spur, and Maitland, all splendid, ships, and the struggle between craft built in Glasgow, Greenock, Liverpool, Aberdeen, and Sunderland, and reckoned the chefs dceurre of the shipbuilding art pro- duced at these ports, will no doubt be looked upon with much interest by those engaged in maritime affairs. It is matter of regret that the Greenock-built clippers, Sir Launcelot and Titania, both of which were delayed greatly on their outward passages by loss of spars, are not likely, except circumstances prove very favourable, to join in the contest, and this is to be the more regretted as they are the latest efforts of Messrs. Steele in the construction of vessels built specially for this trade. We understand that of the vessels which report states as having started, the Ariel and Taitsing are the favourites here. RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.—Thirteen railway acci- dents occurred in Great Britain during the months of February, March, and April in the current year, the history of which may be thus epitomised:—One was caused by a broken rail, two by a broken spring, one by a broken wheel-tire, one by the excessive loading of a goods' engine, one by the presence of luggage on the carriage roofs, three from a deficiency of signal or station arrangements, and three from neglect on the part of the companies' servants. In the 13th case the cause of ac- cident could not be ascertained, but presumptive evi- dence was adduced which led to the supposition that the train was wilfully upset. FATAL Accii)BNT.-About eight o'clock on Saturday evening a shocking accident occurred at the Ludgate-hill Railway Station, in London. The stoker of a Great Northern train that was coming up the incline from Farringdon-street noticed that the metals were slippery, and he stepped off the engine for the purpose of throwing sand upon them. He was knocked down by the engine, and fell underneath the wheels, which passed over him. He was not missed by the engine-driver until after the train had entered the Ludgate-hill station. His body was then discovered by some of the railway men lying dead across the metals, frightfully mutilated, and a plank having been procured, it was placed upon it and carried to St. Bride's dead-house. The unfortunate man was about twenty-four years of age. At the inquest a verdict of Accidental Death was returned. NOT A GOOD JUDGE OF FIREARMS !-The armourer at whose shop the Pole Beregowski bought the pistol which he used against the Emperor of Rus- sia has addressed the following letter to the papers :— While expressing my regret that it should have been at my establishment that Beregowski bought the pistol, I yet appeal to your sense of justice to correct the statement in your journal relative to the quality of the arm. It bears the mark of St. Etienne. It was new, was in good condition, but of very inferior quality. It was sold for 8f., and, moreover, Beregowski bought a box of percussion caps for 50c., and of bullets for 25c. He also asked for powder, which we de- clined to give him. If the arm burst, it was because it was too much or badly loaded, this sort of common pistol not being intended for bullets forced into it. It is usually used in rural fetes on the occasion of marriages or baptisms. It seems very probable that Beregowski's assertion that he had no accomplices, and that he told his pro- ject to no one, is true, for otherwise he would have been provided with a better weapon than one that could be had for eight francs. DISEASE AMONG SILKWORMS.—The silkworm disease has shown itself this spring under a new aspe t, principally in the arrondissement of Grenoble, In France, where it has been disastrous for the breeder. The worm does not present, as in former years, any traces of the malady, such as blackish spots, &< but where it has arrived at the third change it cannot go any further, and dies of exhaustion. This is attributed to the yellowish leaves of the mulberry, which do not furnish sufficient nourishment. The evil has not been so great in fact in the Ardeche or the Gard, where the weather has been less rainy. Too much rain, it is known, proves injurious to the nutritive qualities of the mulberry leaf. BISHOP HEBER'S GRAVE.—The Rev. T. Foulkes, chaplain of Vepery, Madras, when chaplain of Trichino- poly, found that the grave of Bishop Heber was marked only by four trowel lines in the chunam of the chancel floor, without an inscription, and without even a slab to cover it. A statue was erected to the bishop's memory in the cathedral of Calcutta, and a similar one in 'Madras Cathedral; and a plain marble slab was placed on the wall of the chancel of the Trichinopoly Church, stating that he died at that station, but not where he was buried. Mr. Folkes wished to raise 68J. for a memorial brass to be placed over the grave, and he has received half the sum. It is a sadly interesting circumstance that Bishop Cotton sent a donation towards it from the yacht in which he was sailing a few days before he met with his own melancholy end- one similar to that of Bishop Heber. A SERIOUS DIFFICULTY OBVIATED.—The Con- corde of Constantinople says The Sheik-ul-Islam has just issued a fit fa (religious decree), which declares that the Sultan may go to Paris but to reconcile that declaration with the letter of the Koran, which assigns to the ruler of the faithful whatever country he sets his foot on, recourse will be had to a certain legal fiction, in virtue of which the soil of France will be con- sidered as Ottoman territory during the whole time that the Sultan shall abide there, but with the reservation of subse- quently making a retrocession of the country to the Emperor of the French, ROSSINI'S HYMN.—The veteran Rossini at the Palace of the Tuileries, has just presented to the Emperor Napoleon the score of his un- published hymn, which is to be executtd at the moment that the Sovereigns enter the great nave of the Palace of Industry on the 1st of July next, the day fixed for the distribution of the prizes of the Universal Exhibition. The execution of this piece is confided to M. Georges Hainl and his orchestra, M. Jules Cohen and his choruses, and M. Paulus and his military band. The accompaniment, moreover, requires the aid of some enormous bells and of cannon shot fired at intervals. The Sovereigns who are to make their entry to the sound of this formidable music are the Emperor and Empress of the French, the Emperor and Empress of Austria, the Sultan, the King and Queen of Portugal, the Viceroy of Egypt, and the King of Sweden. DREADFUL OCCURRENCE.—During the past week a very melancholy occurrence took place a short distance from Limerick. A Mr. Cunneen, who had advertised his farm for sale at Gamheen, died after a few days' illness, and his wife was affected as to eventually become insane, and she was heard to say that if the youngest child, aged four months, were placed on the fire, her husband's soul would go to heaven. A few days ago, while the servant was out on business, Mrs. Cunneen, labouring under insanity, took the child from the cradle, placed it on the fire, and heaped burning coals on it, and was caught in that act by the servant. The child was afterwards brought into Limerick, and though it was promptly attended by a medical man, it died. An inquest was held sub- sequently, and the jury, returning a verdict in accord- ance with the facts, pronounced the woman insane. RUSSIAN AND PRUSSIAN EXPENDITURE IN PARIS.—According to the Europe, the 5,000,000fr. which the Czar brought with him to Paris for the ex- penses of his visit were all spent, and he had to nego- tiate a small loan with a Greek banker before he went away. The Czarewitch alone got through 900,000fr. -just the sum which the ball at the Hotel de Ville is said to have cost.-The King of Prussia was far more economical. He only gave the Prince Royal, the con- queror of Sadowa, 30,000fr. pocket money for the whole period of his sojourn in Paris, and as to himself, he spent" nothing." But then the Prussian budget is in a healthy state. t> AQUATIC ENTERPRISE.—A crew of five men, under the direction of Mr. Harding, from New Bruns- wick, and bringing with them two handsome four- oared rowing galleys, arrived at Southampton on Thursday m lat week, in the steamer Atlantic, from New York, with the intention of contesting in the forthcoming international regatta at Paris. The boats are named respectively New Brunswick No. 1 and No. 2, the latter being new and, as yet, untried, 34ft. long, with a flat bottom; the former, which is a nar- rower boat, 36ft. long, and has scarcely any keel, has raced on several occasions, and in most cases come off the winner. This enterprising party travelled by steamship from New Brunswick to Portland, and thence to New York, a distance of between 600 and 700 miles, before they commenced the Atlantic voyage. They are all in good spirits, and say that if they do not succeed in winning anything they will have plenty I of fun to compensate them for their long journey. The two boats were inspected by hundreds of visitors in the baggage warehouse in the docks, and it is the intention of the party to remain about a fortnight at Southampton, during which time they will exercise themselves occasionally in the waters of the estuary, before going over to Paris. A LEGAL POINT.-The Melbourne Argus says:— At the last Ballarat Circuit Court, Dennis Murphy was tried for the murder of his mate, Patrick Mara, at Bullarook, and was convicted upon evidence which was wholly circum- stantial. The point was reserved, whether the prisoner could be convicted when there was no identification of the remains, no direct evidence to show that they were those of the deceased, no confession of the deed, and no direct evi- dence of the murder. The case was argued with great ability before the Supreme Court, and the judges were unani- mous in deciding against the prisoner. The sentence was carried into execution, at Ballarat, on the 16t inst. Murphy made no public confession.
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EPITOME OF NEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN. The sixth annual festival of the Canterbury Diocesan Choral Union took place in the cathedral there on Tuesday, and was in every respect a great success. The day was fine, and a large number of strangers were present from all stations on the South Eastern and London, Chatham, and Dover Railways, even as far as London. In a musical point of view the festival was fully equal to any of its predecessors. On Saturday, Wm. Pickard, aged 60, was oiling a shaft at the corn mill of Mr. Murgatroyd near Bradford, when his clothing becoming entangled, he was taken up and dashed against a wall, his head being instantly smashed to pieces, and his arms and legs torn off. A new religious journal has been established in Indiana for the express purpose of "savagely pitching into Christian ladies who wear frizzled hair and things!" It is announced that an International Peace Con- gress will take place at Geneva on the 5th of September next. The programme has been drawn up, and several persons have formally associated themselves with the project. The Volunteer lady who figured at the Dover Review with sword and belt and wore a thick veil, turned up at the great review in Paris and created quite a sensation. The bon mot in Paris is that the bullet of the Pole missed the Czar, but killed the King of Prussia, alluding to the total eclipse that Monarch has sustained from the atten- tion being drawn from him to the Emperor of Russia. The Irish constabulary officers who distinguished themselves against the Fenians have received S42. each, and a number of sub-constables 152. each, out of the sum of 2,0001, voted by Parliament as a reward fund. Tha Dublin Express learns upon good authority that the Duke of Cambridge is about to pay an official visit to Ireland, and that he will be accompanied by the Prince of Wales. The Viceroy of Egypt arrived in Paris on Sunday evening. On his arrival at the Tuileries he was received by the Empress. The Emperor, in consequence of indisposition, had been unable to receive several other of his Royal visitors in the earlier part of the day. The sums left in Paris by the Czar, for the charitable establishments in the Department of the Seine are said to amount to not less than a million of francs. It has been fixed to hold a grand cattle show at Glasgow, in the end of July and beginning of August. Nu- I merous entries have been made with the secretary, and it promises fair to be a first-rate exhibition. A New York telegram states that the ex-Emperor Maximilian has claimed to be tried by a Congress of Nations. The Mexicans, however, are not likely to take any such trouble with him. They mean, it is said, to banish him from Mexico. If they carry out this threat, Maximilian will pro- bably rejoice far more in his exile than he has ever done in his sovereignty. The Hereditary Prince Maximilian of Tour and Taxis has just died at Carlsbad. His wife, a sister of the Empress of Austria, had given birth to a child only a few days before. The New York papers report that it is the eustom on the emigrant vessels that sail to and from that port to compel the steerage passengers to take air and exercise on deck, by heating a shovel and then placing cayenne pepper on it, the fumes causing a general rush on deck from the confined quarters below. It seems to be confirmed," says the Independance, that the Emperor Napoleon will before long visit the Prussian capital. Several of the Berlin journals, in fact, state that preparations are already being made in the Royal Palace for the French Sovereign's accommodation." The Globe says it is understood that Parliament will not be prorogued till the end of the second or beginning of the third week in August; and that a general election may be expected early in the ensuing spring. Such is the rapidity of travelling now, that Spanish eggs cross the Pyrenees, pass through France, and arrive in London almost in time to be sold for new laid ones. The skeleton of a whale ninety-five feet long was re- cently washed ashore near Melbourne, in Australia. The American racing yacht, Vesta, has returned to New York from the Isle of Wight after a voyage of thirty- two days. She experienced very bad weather and head winds nearly the whole voyage. Jeff. Davis' plantation, with that of his brother Joe, have been sold to a former slave of Jeff.'s for 400,000 dollars on ten years' lease, and the coloured man, it is said, will make 80,000 do!s. this year. Inquiries, I understand," writes the Paris corres- pondent of the Post, "are being made concerning the pres- ence of certain disreputable people, men and women, who appeared at the late balls and fêtcs. There is no avoiding such accidents as these in Paris, owing to certain facilities for obtaining invitations." The Czar, it is said, has given to the general officers and colonels of the French army nearly as many decorations on the occasion of the review as he could well have given for a great victory. The Emperor and Empress of Austria will leave Vienna for Paris about the 10th of July. They will be lodged in the Pavilion Marsan. A correspondent says that a number of the men engaged in iron shipbuilding have lost the sight of one of their eyes, from the iron chips which are constantly flying about while they are at work. The St. Alban's (London) ritual case has been per- mitted to advance another stage. The articles lodged by the promoter have been both "reformed" and "amended "to the satisfaction of the defendant's proctor; and that gentle- man will now file a "responsible allegation" by way of plea. A young woman, carrying what was apparently an infant in her arms, was arrested a few evenings ago for begging on the Boulevard St. Michel, in Paris. The baby was then found to be a mere make-up formed of a roll of paper and pasteboard covered with clothes. His Highness the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh and the Maharanee have left Elvedon-hall, near Thetford, Nor- folk, for the continent. The Maharajah has become popular in the neighbourhood of Elvedon; religious services in con- nection with the church of England have been held regularly at the hall on Sunday evenings of late, and have been at- tended by the poor of the village and others. A Paris contemporary relates that last week two gentlemen were slowly walking down the Boulevards and re- marked a poor little sleeping child at the corner of the Rue de la Paix and of the Boulevard des Capucines. One of the young men softly approached the child, and, without awaken- ing him, slipped a gold piece within the pocket of his tattered waistcoat. This charitable fldneur was the Crown Prince of Prussia. A curious detail, says the Gazette de France, is re- lated in connection with the marriage of the Duke of Aosta. The Dowager Princess de la Cisterna, to prevent her daugh- ter's fortune from being managed after the system which presides over the finances of the Italian realm, has reserved to herself the administration of the very considerable wealth which the bride brings to the son of Victor EmmanueL The Emperor Napoleon on a report from the Minister of Marine, has extended to the troops of that ser- vice the benefit of the increased pay of 4c. a day granted to the troops of the Line, to be appropriated to the fund set apart for their food. The new regulation is to be in force from the 16th inst. The crown which the Empress of Austria wore during the ceremony at Pesth was made for Maria Theresa, but never used by that princess. It is of silver, but so studded with diamonds and pearls that the metal is scarcely visible. One of the diamonds is valued at 70,000 florins, and one of the pearls at 9,000. Two rose diamonds, close to- gether, are so alike in shade, size, and cutting, that they seem to form only a single stone. Eight others have each the volume of a good-sized bean. A horticulturist of the environs of Nantes is said to have discovered a method of producing artichokes of enormous size. When the fruit is formed and has attained the size of an egg, he makes a deep incision in the stalk which lets the sap flow out, and prevents it from reaching the fruit. Under these conditions the artichoke reaches very unusual dimensions. He has found means to give to all the leaves the qualities generally possessed only by the inner- most, by simply covering the plant with a dark cloth to pro- tect it from the sun. A Parisian journal says :—" The attention of the Czar, the King of Prussia, and even of Count Von Bismarck, was, during the late balls and fetes, attracted by the large number of blondes with golden hair who adorned the quadrilles. The Venetian blond which, during the last two years fell much in estimation, has in the course of the pre- sent month risen greatly in the bourse of fashion. A hair- dresser said lately that in ten days he had sold fair-hair decorations to the amount of 10,000fr. Thus it seems the trade in hair is in the full tide of prosperity." A new church is to be immediately erected by sub- scription at the West End of Edinburgh, at a cost of 7,0001., and will be occupied by a congregation to be formed of ad- herents to the Established Church of the country. The Queen of Prussia, on the invitation of Queen Victoria, is about to visit England. The body of Artemus Ward arrived here on Friday night by the steamer Deutschland. It will be taken to Maine to-morrow for interment. "-New York Times, June 2. The Moniteur, giving an account of the departure of the King of Prussia, says it was the desire of his Majesty to leave Paris without ceremony. The King warmly thanked the Emperor for the reception he had had in Paris, and the two Sovereigns parted on most affectionate terms. A new name has now appeared in the list of places in which episcopal confirmations in connection with the Church of England will in future take place. The Bishop of Calcutta has paid a visit to Burmah to celebrate the rite of confirmation—the first time an English prelate has officiated in that empire. The Japanese Commissioners in Paris, it is under- stood, have purchased the ex-rebel iron-clad ram, Stonewall. They are to take her with her present armament, Govern- ment putting her in sea-going condition. Price, 80,0002. A statement of the revenue of the colony of New South Wales during the quarter ending the 31st of March has been published. The total amount received was 455,0001., showing a decrease on the quarter of 8,3391. During the same period the disbursements had exceeded the expenditure by about 50,0002. Two hundred years ago there were 5,000,000 Indians living in what is now the territory of the United States. In 1825 this number had been reduced to less than 500,000, and at the present time there are about 350,000 only. There are at the present time about 5,000,000 Indians in Mexico, and 7,000,000 in South America. The cattle-plague returns for the week show that two new cases occurred in the metropolis against eleven the last previous week. There was no case in any other part of Great Britain. The Princess of Hesse paid a visit to St. Bartholo- mew's Hospital, in London, last week. There is a proposal to make a dock for American and other ocean-going vessels at the mouth of the River Avon, which runs up to Bristol, and is connected by two railways with that city. Liverpool will have to look to this rival institution, which else will run off with a great deal of her commerce. Aceording to the American papers the export of pine-apples had commenced at Havannah. Two vessels had left there for New York with 60,000 pine-apples on board. The export of salt from Turk's Island last year amounted to 37,0001. worth. The value of property destroyed in the island by the late hurricane amounted to 74,0002. Notice has been given by the Post Office authorities that on the 1st of July next postage stamps of the value of 10d., 2s., and 5s., will be issued for sale to the public. The following advertisement, which we find in the Daily Telegraph, may perhaps suggest to some of the ladies who declaim so passionately about women's rights, that it is not at the hands of the ruder sex that they suffer the most cruel and odious insults :Wet nurse wanted, in August next, by a lady residing near London. Must be single and respectably connected. -Address, &c.Pall Mall Gazette. The Vienna Gazette publishes an autograph letter of the Emperor Irancis Joseph, dated Buda, ordering that all objects pledged at the Mont-de-Pi6t6 of Pesth, on which not more than one florin has been lent, shall be restored to the owners without any charge. "The decrease of the Hawaiian race, to speak within bounds, has been over 14,000 in fourteen years and a large majority of these have died under thirty years of age. The ratio of decrease must necessarily increase as years roll on. It will be easy for any one fond of cyphering to state very nearly about the period when the race will be extinct.New York Herald. The negroes of Mississippi are picking up the bullets, &c., from battle-fields which they exchange for spelling- books. The Common Council of Boston, and the trustees of the public library of that city, have unanimously voted to open the library to the public on Sundays. A swarm of locusts has lately appeared in the vicinity of Rome, and has already done great damage to the crops. It is reported that the Sultan has obtained a loan of ten millions of francs from two Greek bankers at Paris to defray the expenses of his visit to the Exhibition. The great elms of Boston Common-the pride of the New England metropolis—are being devastated by worms. A few years ago a mayor placed a colony of squirrels in it which have driven away the birds, and the park is now aban- doned to the worms. The 12th of July is the day at present fixed for the arrival of the Sultan in this country. Mr. William Lloyd Garrison, the American anti- slavery lecturer, is to be entertained at a public breakfast at St. James's Hall, in London, on Saturday morning, the 29th inst. Mr. Bright, M.P., will preside, and the Duke of Argyll has consented to act aa chairman of the committee of arrangements. The parents of Oscar Becker, who attempted the life of the King of Prussia a few years ago, and who was pardoned, have received a letter from New York announcing that their son had gone mad, and had been placed in an asylum in that city. A gentleman, whose name appears to have been Le Bas, hired a boat at Southsea the other day, and some time afterwards the boat was found empty with the exception of the gentleman's clothes. He appears to have got out to bathe and to have been drowned. The body has not been recovered. The report of the United States Agricultural Bureau, Just published, shows that there are in that country a total of 5,401,263 horses, valued at 429,271,818 dollars 882,386 mules, valued at 76,094,954 dollars; 11,318,952 cattle and oxen, valued at 249,351,682 dollars; 39,385,386 milch-cows and sheep, valued at 132,774,660 dollars; and 24,693,534 hogs, valued at 134,111,424 dollars. The existence of a payable coal-field in Victoria, which has for so long a time formed a discussion, appears likely to be demonstrated by further explorations. Garibaldi has written to Juarez congratulating him upon his success, and requesting him to behave magnani- mously to Maximilian. Mr. Coleridge, Q. C., was amongst the persons who lost their watches the other week during the march of the militia through London. Now that Master Floquet, who cried "Vive la Polognewhen the Czar visited the law courts, has been wounded slightly in the hand in his duel with M. de la Touche, he has become quite a hero, and public sympathy is expressed in the shape of cards left at his door. M. Glais Bizoin was one of Master Floquet's seconds. To show the entire contentment of his heart the Emperor Francis Joseph, it is said, was anxious to give M. Deak his portrait, with the inscription, "Francis Joseph to Francis Deak." The picture was ready, but the great com- moner conveyed the expression of his wish that the gift should not be offered, and the King yielded to it. M. Deak has since had an interview with the King. The New York World seems to be endeavouring to naturalise the word burgle,' a verb derived from the noun burglar. "-Boston Advertiser. A new literary club entitled the Decemviri has just been established in London. It is a custom that when a foreign monarch visits the Hotel-de-Ville, Paris, his bust in marble shall be placed in the Salle de Conseil, now decorated with the historical paintings of M. Adolphe Yvon. The busts of the Czar Alex- ander and King William have already been ordered, and will in due time appear in the hall by the side of those of Queen Victoria, King Victor Emmanuel, the King of the Belgians, &c. I have sought (in vain as yet) for a friend, and go home to-morrow, but do not despair. If it would be accept- able, how gladly should I write an apology or explanation to your friends. My error was of the head, not the heart. With unchanged faith and love, yours for ever.-A.d ftnem. To M."—Advertisement in London Times. There is no truth in the rumour that the Sultan has been invited to Balmoral. The French Government has already paid the first instalment of 10,000,000fr. on the purchase of the American turret-ship Dunderberg, and the French frigate Jean Bart is at New York to take charge of her. France has also made a contract for the purchase of a smaller American turret- i j*' i Onondaga, paying 200,0002. for her. The Con- federate ram Stonewall, built in Great Britain, has been sold by the United States to Japan for 500,000 dols. Mr. Martin, the telegraph superintendent of the London and North Western Railway, in conjunction with Mr. Varley, has invented a very useful instrument which, when fixed in a signalman's box, will show the state of the semaphore arms or lights on a distance signal. It consists of a dial furnished with oscillating indices so that the signal- man can, at a glance, see if the signal he has intended should be put on, is really on or not. As an additional safe- guard in the working of traffic it is invaluable. A correspondent at Rome reports that some alarm is felt at the Vatican as to the health of the Pope. On the eve of Pentecost and on Whitsun Sunday he ate a plate of fish for his dinner, and on both nights had a violent fit of vomit- ing, but did not disturb his attendants. He has since been very weak, and his doctor, Signor Vale-Preia, has shown con- siderable uneasiness as to the Pope's condition. A grand review took place at Aldershot, on Monday. There were present the Prince of Wales, Prince Arthur, Prince and Princess Louis of Hesse, the Duke of Cambridge (Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief), and Prince Teck. The royal party having inspected the various regiments by riding up the front and down the rear of the lines, took up their positions at the saluting point for the march past the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief taking command of the division. The division then marched past, the artillery and cavalry in open column in batteries and squadrons at a walk, and the infantry in open column of grand divisions in quick time. The review being brought to a close, the order of battle was formed and a sham fight took place, after which the troops returned to quarters, which they reached about half-past two. The work of lessening the depth of the waters in Regent's Park, London, is rapidly progressing. The depth is to be three feet. On Saturday the Princess Alice held a drawing- room on behalf of Her Majesty. The attendance was very numerous. It is asserted that the convict Burke has no claim to the title of General," as he never served in either of the American armies. A clergyman of St. Louis, United States, says that on pleasant Sundays about 12,000 out of the 205,000 people in St. Louis are to be found in church. In St. Joseph, Mo., one person in ten is a church member. A telegram has been received which announces that the CHltern steamer, sent out specially with materials and skilled staff for the repair of the Atlantic (1866) cable, reached Heart's Content, Newfoundland, on Monday. Mr. Gladstone will take the chair at the Newspaper Press Fund dinner at Willis's Rooms, in London, on the 29th of July. All the celebrities of Literature are down in the list of stewards. A novel way of advertising has been adopted by a Yankee manufacturer of fine-cut chewing tobacco. He has advertised that a hundred-dollar greenback was enclosed in a paper of his tobacco on the 1st of May. Consequently, thousands are buying his packages, hoping to obtain the prize. The persons arrested for having cried Vive la Pologne have been liberated. It is affime'l that the Czar asked the Emperor to spare Berezowslri's life. Thirty-six advocates offered to defend him, but he chose M. Jules Favre, who has accepted the task, in case the state of hia health will allow him to act. Just as the Emperor Napoleon paraded his troops be. fore the Czar at Paris, the King of Prussia has paraded his troops before the Czar at Berlin. There was a review on Mon- day upon the Tempelhof field, which was of a most brilliant character. King William seems to have been very attentive to his Imperial visitor. A few days ago a man living in the neighbourhood of Brisbane went out in the direction of the Three Mile Scrub, looking for missing horses. He had not been gone more than an hour when he returned with the tale that the horse which he had been riding was dead. It was bitten by an adder, and died a few minutes after receiving the injury. These reptiles and snakes generally are more dangerous at this season than at any other time of the year."—Brisbane Gazette.. The magnificent black horse ridden by King William at the review in the Bois de Boulogne is the one which he used at Sadowa it served as a model for the animal seen in the equestrian statue at the Universal Exhi- bition. The total amount of beet sugar produced in the world is reported to be about 2,800,000 tons annually. France is the chief grower. The Army and Navy Gazette is glad to say that an order will be issued from the War Office almost immediately, for the payment of the extra 2d. a day to the non-commis- sioned officers and men of the army. The increase of pay will date from the 1st of April, and the arrears from that day will be at QllCe disbursed. Notwithstanding th losses of the war, the popula- tion of the Northern States has increased by three or foul millions, and the United States already outnumber every European nation except France, Germany and Russia. A grand lay meeting will take place in London on the 27th instant, to take into consideration and discuss the subject of vestments. It was a lucky moment for M. Raimbaux, equerry of the French Emperor, that on which his horse received a pistol ball destined for the Czar. Not only has he received a Russian and French order of knighthood, but he is to get a title of nobility, and his wife has been presented with 12,0001 worth of diamonds by the Empress of Russia. He is, it appears, a Belgian. The Emperor of Russia has just given to the Em- peror Napoleon the two finest of the three horses which are to be seen in the Exhibition. One is a bay stallion called Fakel, five years old, and the other Jasau, a chestnut of the same age. Both were born and reared at the Imperial breeding establishment at Khrenanoya, in Varon&je, founded by Prince Orloff Tehesmensky at the end of the eighteenth century. It is reported that one of the largest Western rail- roads in America has adopted the principle of paying its cemmon labourers the price of a barrel of flour every week, finding this to be a more just and satisfactory mode of mea. suring the value of labour than to pay a fixed sum in paper money. It is assumed that the cost of living is more likely to follow the price of flour than the fluctuations of the currency. The Czar must have travelled with enough jewelry to set up a first-rate house-the brooches, pins, and snuff- boxes alone were valued at 85,0002. The law relating to the burial of the dead is either very anomalous, or is very ill understood in the rural dis- tricts. Of this an instance is afforded by what has just occurred in Herefordshire. In a parish in that county lived an old woman whose infirmities made her anxious to go and reside with her daughter, to be properly nursed in her last illness. She died, and an application was made to the clergyman where she had previously lived to bury her. The incumbent agreed to this, but subsequently changed his mind, and said that under no circumstances woilld he allow the corpse to be buried in his churchyard. The application was then made to allow the body to be buried in the grave- yard of the parish where the poor woman died, but the squire of the parish here interposed, declared the church- yard was his private property, and forbade the burial The corpse was consequently kept eleven days, and at last interred in another parish. A determined attempt was made on Sunday morning to upset the limited mail train to the north near Wigan, in Lancashire. Some rails had been placed on the line in such a manner that if the train had come up before they were discovered and removed, a terrible accident must almost inevitably have happened. The discovery of the obstruction was owing to an accidental occurrence. The driver of a stationary engine at Wigan found himself in want of water, and drove his engine over the rails on which the limited mail had to pass just before it was due. The engine was jerked off the metals, but neither the driver nor his stoker was injured, and they had fortunately time to stop the mail A less formidable obstruction had already been passed by the mail a few hundred yards back. Some chairs" had been placed on the rails at this spot, whioh had not the effect of stopping the train or throwing it off the line.
THE MARKETS. MARK-LANE, MONDAY. The supply of English wheat on sale at Mark-lane to-day was smail, but the condition of the produce was good. Millers showed more disposition to buy, and the show of produce on the stands was disposed of at the rates of Monday last. There was, however, a slight tendency to improve- ment. The market was fairly supplied with foreign wheat. The amount of business transacted was moderate, and prices ruled firm. Floating cargoes of grain were in fair demand, at full quotations. The supply of barley on sale was mode- rate. For most qualities there was a fair demand, and at last Monday's currency. Malt sold heavily, and prices had a drooping tendency. The market was but moderately sup. plied with oats. For most qualities there was a steady demand, and prices were rather on the advance. Beans are in short supply, and the trade ruled firm, at full currencies. Peas, which are in short supply, changed hands at full currencies. For flour there was a moderate inquiry, at late rates. The amount of business transacted in seeds was very moderate. In prices no change took place. Oats were in fair demand, at full quotations. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET. -IFONDAY. A moderate supply of foreign stock was on sale here to- day, in very middling condition. The trade both for beasts and sheep was slow, at barely the rates of Monday last Fresh up from our own grazing districts the arrivals of beasts were only moderate. An increased supply was received from Scotland, in prime condition. The attendance of butchers, owing to the absence of the greater portion of country buyers, was small, and the beef trade, as regards aU qualities, ruled heavy, at a decline in the quotations, as com- pared with Monday last, of 2d. per 81b. Prime Scots and crosses realised 5s. 4d. per 81b. The arrivals from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire amounted to about 1,350 Scots, short-horns, and crosses from Lincolnshire, 140 oxen; from other parts of England, 400 of various breeds; and from Scotland, 257 Scots and crosses. The supply of sheep in the pens was moderate, but their quality and con- dition were only middling. The trade was quieter than on Monday last, and that day's improvement in the quotations was not maintained. Prime Downs and half-breeds sold at 5s. 4d. per 81b. A good supply of lambs was exhibited for sale, chiefly in very middling condition. The trade was dnU. and prices were lower, the quotation being 6s. to 7s. per SIb. Calves were in moderate supply. The trade for them ruled quiet, at late rates. Pigs met a slow sale, at last Monday's currency. POTATOES. s* There have been fair average arrivals of potatoes, for which the demand was brisk, at our quotations. The imports last week were 890 packages from Genoa, 90 from Levanger, 470 from Lisbon, 3,660 from Marseilles, and 9 from Rotterdam. Yorkshire flukes, 150s. to 185s. ditto regents, 120s. to 140s.; Lincolns, 130s. to 150s.; Scotch, 120s. to ISOs.* and foreign, 100s. to 110s. per ton. HOPS. •-•••> • The hop market continues firm, and the late advance In prices is fully maintained. The demand, however, is very limited. Accounts from the various plantations are more favourable, but the changeable weather is much against the plant. Sussex, 72. 5s. to 71. 158. Weald of Kent, 72. 7s. to8t Mid and East Kent, 7J. 10s. to 92. 9s.; Farnham IIDCI country, 82. to 10J. Yearlings, to «. 16a; Olds, 2116s. t9 42. 4s. per cwt. « WOOL. A At the public sales of colonial wool there is a fair amount of competition for all good and fine qualities; but faulty descriptions are in little request Prices show an average decline of Id. per lb., when compared with March rates. In English wools there is very little doing, at about previous terms. The imports last week were 1,067 bales from Bay, 12 from Bombay, 56 from Colombo, OQ from CteaotL from Jersey, and 60 bales from Lisbon.