ItUstelhtiicotta Jjiildligence, BOME, FOEEICrl-T, AND COLONIAL. HAPPY UNCONSCIOUSNESS !—The Lancet states that on. the night of March the 5th a woman, aged forty-two, was brought by her husband into the accident ward of the Middlesex Hospital. She had caught her foot in one of the metal hoops of her crinoline, had fallen down stairs, and had sustained a compound fracture of both bones of her leg below the knee. On account of the severity of her sufferings it Was considered advisable to administer chloroform to her before the fracture was examined and while she Was insensible the shattered limb was amputated bv Mr. Lawson, with her husband's assent. The patient recovered rapidly. Being of a timid and nervous temperament, she shrank from looking at the injured limb whilst it was being dressed, and it was thought best not to tell her what had befallen her until the fortieth day after the operation, when she first became aware that she had lost her leg. A SUBSTITUTE FOR GOLD.-It is stated that an American has discovered a beautiiul alloy, which has been most successfully applied as a substitute for gold: it is composed of pure copper, 100 parts pure tin, 17 parts magnesia, 6 p.-i,rts tartar of commerce, 9 parts sal almonaic, 3.6 parts and quicklime, 1.6 parts. It is quite malleable and ductile, and may be drawn, stamped, chased, beaten illito powder or into leaves, like gold leaf. Tn all of which conditions it is not dis- tinguishable from gold, even by good judges, except by its inferior weight. The alloy has already been largely applied in the United States, and requires only to be known in Great Britain to become a general favourite. THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN AND M. LOUIS BLANC.—A statement has appeared in most- of the papers to the effect tnat the Emperor Maximilian, lie- fore liis capture, despatched to M. Louis Blanc some letters and other manuscripts of great political import- ance, in order that they might be published. It is authoritatively stated that there is no foundation what- ever for this odd story. M. Louis Blanc ha" received no papers of any kind from the late Emperor or on his behalf.' Although the story has been in circulation only a few days, M. Louis Blanc has been all but inundated with applications from publishers offering to undertake the charge of giving to the world the imaginary documents. THE LATE NAVAL REVIEW.—The following communication has been received by the First Lord of the Admiralty, and has been forwarded by the Hoard of Admiralty to the Naval Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, with orders that it should be made known to the officers and men of the fleet under his command at Spithead on the 17th of July, 1867 :— By command of his Imperial Majesty the Sultan. Fuad Pasha requests Air. Corry, Firs?. Lord of the Admiralty, to convey to the Admirals and other officers and to the ships' companies of the Royal fleet assembled at Spithead. his Majesty's thanks and acknowledgments for the cordial re- ception they have given to him. His Imperial Majesty de- sires to add the expression of his admiration at the display which he has witnessed of the naval power of Great Britain. DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA.—On Saturday an inquest was held in London, respecting the death of Mary Ann Smith, aged thirteen years, the daughter of a commercial clerk. Deceased had been bitten in one of the fingers by a dog in the middle of May last. The finger healed up, and she continued well up till about Thursday last, when she complained of pains in her head and arms, and according to the medical evi- dence exhibited the usual symptoms of hydrophobia. Verdict accordingly. OUR PUBLIC MORALITY.—A writer in the Fortnightly Review, discussing recently the state of public morality at the present moment in this country, says that few things look darker, with reference to any probable purification of the commercial atmosphere, than the following bits out of The Times of the 21st of November, 1866 :— Mr. Hughes, addressing his constituents at Lambeth, told them he blushed for them when lie saw that all enormous number of persons had been convicted of using false weights -and measures. But the audience, instead of sympathizing with the speaker's honest indigllatiOlI, received his remarks with derision. It was in vain to tell them that it was no laughing matter. And in spite of the still larger number tJf persons who have been convicted of the same crime since Mr. Hughes spoke, and have been subjected to merely nominal tines, the Home Secretary has declined to propose more stringent legislation on the subject; whilst a benevolent English lady is about to establish, at her own expense, in one of the poorest quarters of London, a market for the express purpose of ensuring to the working classes in that part of the metropolis full weight and honest measure. AN INTERESTING MEMORIAL. — Mrs. Ann Partridge, aged over eighty years, and a resident of Union, Erie County, Pennsylvania, has presented to Alleghenny County, Meadville. as a centenary '-offering, an original letter of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, received by her from her aunt, Miss Padbury, to whom it was written under the following circumstances :—The followers of Wesley were making -efforts to build themselves a chapel, and the parish minister with the help of a mob would tear down by night what they erected in day-time. This lady wrote to Mr. Wesley asking his advice in the matter, and the following is his reply :— London, Oct. 20, 1787.—My dear Betty,—I love to see any- thing that comes from you, although it he upon a melan- choly occasion. Nothing can he done on the Court of King's ench till the latter end of next week at the soonest, and till then I am trying all milder means which may possibly avail. If nothing can he done this way, we can but fight at sharps there. But prayer and fasting are of excellent uses; tor if God be for us. who can be against us ? Possibly I shall visit you this winter.—I always am, my dear Betsy, vours snoBt affectionately, J. Wesley." A RECOMMENDATION OF BRITISH PRINCIPLES —-Jefferson Davis, who is still in Canada, has been prevailed upon to make another speech. He recently paid a visit to Lennoxville, where his son is at school, and while on his way a large crowd received him with loud cheering at the Sherbrooke railroad station. After some persuasion, he spoke as follows Gentlemen,—I thank you most kindly for this hearty British reception, which I take as a manifestation of your sympathy and goodwill for one in misfortune. It bespeaks the true instincts of your race. I trust you may ever remain as free a people as you are now, and that under the union of your provinces you will grow great and prosperous as you are free. I hope that you will hold fast to your British prin- ciples, and that you may ever strive to cultivate a close and affectionate connexion with the mother country. Gentle- men, again I thank you. A DISTRESSING OCCURRENCE.—A letter from Kehl, in^ the Courrier du. jBas-Mhin, mentions the •death, a tew days hack, at Heidelberg," of a surgeon named Weber, and two of his assistants, under very painful circumstances. All three had been to a country-house m the neighbourhood to attend two children attacked by diphtheria. In the case of one of them, the operation of tracheotomy was found necessary, and Al. Weber, whilst engaged in perform- ing it, unfortunately allowed a small clot of blood to fall into the child's windpipe. In the absence of a proper instrument for extraction, he sucked the Wound to get out the foreign substance. Having failed, the others in succession applied their mouths to the wound, and at last succeeded in their object. They, however, all caught the malady, and succumbed to it in the course of six hours. Professor Weber Was only 39 years of age, but had already acquired a high reputation. GETTING RATHER Duu, !—A Paris paper says We have yet a few more of the minor royal people to register as having been received at the Tuileries; but there are indications of the close of this long and exceptional season. In a few days the Chambers will be dispersed. Already Paris has lost most of the richer and more fashion- able families. The windows of many a hotel are shut, most of the salons are dark, and the furniture is covered with the baggy out-oi-town drapery. Servants may be seen standing ■at doorwajs idling; tradespeople complain of want of busi- ness, and dec.are this Exhibit on year the worst they have Known, The DOIS de Boulogne is not so gay as it was a few days ago people are off to the mineral waters, or the ulea- sureable places on the Rhine. Baden-Baden and Homburg are tilling, we hear many of our foreign visitors will this year resort to ¡hllse pleasant and salubrious regions in order to regain same of the money which Paris lias taken awav." TheTailways invite, the weary and tired-of-pleasure citizen to Havre, Dieppe, Trouvilie, aud Boulogne ill seasonable signs. A DARING PHOTOGRAPHER.—The daring of one adventurous photographer at the recent Naval"Review deserves mention in a chronicle of heroic contention with difficulties (says the Morning Post). This re- solute man set sail in a small boat from Southsea beach when all was clear in heaven, but no calm rested on the sea, bearing his apparatus to the IS omasa's Fort, t which is now a block of stons, just above low water, with a precarious wooden structure on the top of it. He went out alone in his undertaking, scarcely ven- turing to think that the boatman would be able to land him, and utterly ignorant of his chances of return- ing. However, he was landed successfully, and forth- with he commenced a scientific struggle with the ele- ments to wrest at least one scene of the weeping pageant from devouring time. He had in his desperate ardour neglected to ta,ke provisions of any kind. Hungry, drenched, his lens broken, his plates blown about, himself with his head in his camera several times near on being hurled bodily into the sea., with the prospect of having to remain starving at his post until it was possible for the visiting steamer to put off from shore, he battled on undauntedly, and managed I i7 to obtain a couple of "negatives," for which priceless treasures his personal sufferings and professional disasters seemed in his triumphant mind a small pay- ment. MAXIMILIAN AVENGERS.—The New York Hera7d says that a private and informal gathering of about forty persons, principally foreigners and ex- Confederates, took place on the 8th, at Washington, to discuss the project of raising a company of volunteers for Mexico, and to join what, it is generally antici- pated, will, be either a regular or fili bustering expedi- tion for that country. The company, to be called Maximilian's Avengers, will number over one hundred picked men. No steps were taken towards organiza- tion, as it was concluded to await the action of some other point first it would be preferred at the North. THE CHINESE IN AUSTRALIA.—A Melbourne paper says During the month a party of Chinese, accompanied by a European, have been busily engaged visiting cemeteries in the country districts, exhuming the bones of deceased Chinamen, for the purpose of transmission to China. The bones, after exhumation, are carefully counted, to ascertain that none are absent, and are then tied up in parcels, labelled, and en- closed in boxes with a quantity of written papers, and a pack of Chinese playing cards. Incense and perfumed papers are kept burning during the ceremony The huinber of skeletons which have been thus taken up is very great. A SLIGHT MISTAKE .Tlelloti. Joiiii Letcher, who was the Governor of Virginia at the time of the Southern rebellion, has recently stated that, for a long time, and up to the defeat by him of Fremout at Cross Keys, Stonewall Jackson was regarded by President Davis, the Cabinet, and many military men, as little better than a lunatic. This belief had gone so far, and so many complaints were lodged by subordinates against this finest genius of the war, that General Jackson sent his resignation to the President, which was only not accepted because it was pocketed by Mr. Letcher, who further induced the General to withdraw it. THE SULTAN A KNIGHT OF THE GARTER.— At the close of the naval review last week, the Queen was observed on the deck of the royal yacht in conversation with the Sultan, and it was seen that his Majesty had received the Garter at the hands of our gracious Sovereign, and wore the blue riband over his shoulder.—The Morning l'ost says The installation of the Sultan as a Knight of the Garter by the Queen in person, on the quarter-deck of the Victoria and Albert, ir. the midst of the navy which symbolises the power and is the pride of England, is a ceremony great in its majesty and of world-wide figllincance. The greatest honour the Sovereign has to bestow could not have been more gracefully conferred, and the Sultan must have felt, with all the keenness of perception which Orientals possess, the full value of the solemnity, no less than the opportune- ness ot the occasion, which invests it with additional mean- ing and force. The Queen has in this instance royally acquitted herself of her public duties, and has earned the gratitude of the nation by her hospitable and thoroughly English reception of our illustrious guest mid ally. AN INTERESTING DISCOVERY.—In Monroe county, Indiana, lately, as some workmen were dig- ging a cellar, they struck a block of stone which dis- appeared with a dull thump. Investigation disclosed a chamber with a six-foot ceiling, and eighteen by twenty-five feet within the walls, which are of solid, neatly-seamed stone-work. Ranged in rows, on rudely- constructed platforms, were twelve skeletons, each with tomahawk and arrow heads at their sides, ear- rings and bracelets of solid silver lying where they dropped, and piles of what appeared to have been furs, in the centre of the platform, each pile crumbling to dust as soon as exposed to the light. A number of tools, made of copper, and hardened equal to the best cast-steel, were also unearthed. DYJNG OF THIRST !—The Sydney Herald of May 23 says Strange to say while water has been so abundant, all over the country, there is one little spot where people have been dying of thirst. It is said that in the Lachlan back country bodies and skeletons of persons who have perished from want of water are being contimftlly found. It is also related that one man offered a pound note for half a pint of water, and having got it and swallowed it, offered 201. for a full pint, so great was his thirst. This may be an exaggeration, but still the story passes muster and is generally believed. The tract of country alluded to is the only portion of the colony where the rain has not fallen in large quantities. A PETRIFIED WHALE.—The following is from the San Jose Patriot:- On the top of the highest peak of the mountains bordering the east of San Jose Valley lie the petrified bones of a whale. This sovereign of the sea., in countless age. long past, when the grand mountains of California were just emerging from the deep, was probably stranded on the still submerged summit, or broke his neck, or produced a concussion of the brain by butting his head against the wall of rocks while sporting in the briny flood, or in mad career after smaller fish, or some coy whales seeking to avoid his amorous pur- suit. Too MANY OF THEM !-The farmers of many of the western counties of Iowa are greatly annoyed by pigeons, which are arriving from the south in immense flocks, and are very voracious. They alight upon the fields of new-sown grain, and pick up every kernel in sight. It is impossible to drive them away; they are unmindful of the firing of guns, throwing of stones, shouting of men and barking of dogs and it is an easy task to kill any number of them with a pole. Some fields containing 40 acres were absolutely covered with pigeons and, although the sportsmen waged incessant warfare against them, and killed large numbers, their places were soon supplied by others. A great number of fields will have to be sowna second and some a third time. USEFUL AND ORNAJ\ŒNTAL.-Pike's new opera house, now being built in Cincinnati, will be five storeys high, with a frontage of 170 feet. The lower storey is divided into six large stores. There are one hundred rooms on the second floor, and a concert liall seventy feet wide and 128 feet long. The remainder of the building is divided into rooms for mercantile purposes. The cost of the building will be more than a million dollars, and it is estimated that the total rent will amount to 150,000 dollars. THE FREAKS OF FORTUNE !-A correspondent says:— While passing through the Union depot a few days ago, I was accosted by a onc-anned man in faded army blue. Fourteen years ago I first saw him working at a windlass in the gold-diggings of Australia. He and his three partners hoisted by that windlass 800,000 dollars. A few months later I bade him good-bye, as he sailed from Melbourne to New York with 200,000 dollars in bills of exchange in his pocket. I next saw him a wounded rebel soldier, lying on the field of Antietam. A little more than a year later I saw him a Union soldier lying in an hospital in Tennessee. To- day he is a helpless wanderer, dependent on public charity for a dinner. A SAD DISGRACE !—Advices from India inform us that Captain Cunningham, Paymaster of the 88th Regiment at liawul Pindee, has been tried by court- martial for defalcations, and sentenced to be cashiered and to penal servitud ? for five years, and to make good the sum of upwards of 2 0001. of which he has de- frauded the State. The sentence has been confirmed by the commander-in-chief. The l'i;ncs of India says that there are only two other instances on record of officers being sentenced in India to penal servitude or transportation in addition to being cashiered. One is that of a Commissary of Ordnance at Bangalore, who in ro £ >-> or .5,5 was transported for seven years for feloniously selling ordnance stores to the 11a j ah of Coorg the other that of an Engineer officer sentenced to penal imprisonment, a few years ago, for causing the death of a. native by illtreatment. The latter pnsonei wl;is .sent to England to undergo his sentence 9 there, and it is not unlikely that the same will be done in Captain Cunningham's case." A NIGHT IN THE CLOUDS.—Some details have arrived concerning the aerial voyage of M. GodarcVs balloon, which came down at five in the mornin'' on Monday in last Vveek, near Solirjgcn, about ten leagues beyond Cologne, or somewhat over 300 miles from Pans, which city it had left the previous evening. The persons in the car were M. E. Godard and M. Flammarion. They passed the French, frontier over j Ronoi, and went over Belgium to the- right of Dinan, Namur, and Liege, arriving in. Prussia by Aix-la- l ChapsSfe. Prior to midnight, tks.. B&y was clear, but afterwards rak came on, and they saw nothing. When the sun rose they were about 2,500 metres above the earth, the thermometer marking only 35 3-5 Fahren- heit. As the balloon remained filled after the descent, the whole neighbourhood came to examine it, so that a sort of Kermesse was improvised, with booths for eating, drinking, and dancing, and stalls for the sale of tobacco, fruit, cakes, &c. The fete lasted until night. The aeronauts, after having at last let out the gas and secured the balloon, visited Cologne, and then proceeded to Brussels. PLEASURES OF A "FRACTIONAL CURRENCY!" —The fractions of a dollar in American money are represented by little paper &hinplasters, known as "fractional currency." The legal issue of these is about 28,500,000 dollars, but fully one-third more is in circulation in the form of counterfeits. This counter- feit currency circulates as readily as the genuine, for the most of it is as well engraved and printed, and the one cannot be separated from the other. In New York the fraudulent circulation is said to be under the protection of the detectives, who are 10 per cent. commission by the counterfeiters not to interfere with their operations. I ONE FOR ENGLAND !—Last year the Danish Government resolved to manufacture at home rifles for its own soldiers. Orders were accordingly sent in August to a firm at Leeds for the necessary machinery for the making of firearms. A similar order was at the same time sent to Belgium. The English orders were compleved in the following October, but the Bel- gian manufacturers did not complete their orders till December, and their machinery was then found to be inferior in quality to the English. A factory having been constructed, it was in full working order in April last, by which time 200 rifles had been made. The cost of the machinery, factory, and steam engine was between 9,0001. and 10,0001. These facts have been commented on with gome bitterness by the Swedish newspapers; for more than hitlf a year ago the Par- liament voted 60,(1001. for rifles, and there appears to be as yet little to show for the money. "¡¡i!It!W!:«:Iti.
EPITOME OF SEWS, BRITISH AND FOREIGN. The Committee of the Austrian Relchsrath on the criminal code has proposed to abolish the punishment of death in the empire. A farmer near Bangor, Me., has in his garden corn which, though planted only three weeks, is over fifteen inches in height. The Governors of New York State, since 1766, have issued 10,935 pardons. Of this number, Governor De Witt Clinton dispensed 1.619, and Governor Fenton 299. A recent matrimonial advertisement in a New York paper was for a husband "having a Roman nose with strong religious tendeucies." A body picked up in Cliffe Creek was identified on Satnrday as that of Charles Sancster, one of the crew of the Ross Wi-tuins < r cigar ship, who were lost off Korthfleet in December last, thus raising the number of bodies reo covered and idelltitled to eight. A 270 dollar nugget has been found at the Chandiere (Canada) gold mines. Advices from India inform us that the son of the King of Burtnah had been executed on an apparently un- fonilded charge of conspiracy against the ICng, In the United States it is considered a curious com- mentary upon the siucer ty of some people's political beliefs, that the New York the leading advocate of "pro- tection to American industry," is now regularly printed upon paper imported from Europe. Imported paper can be bought cheaper than the protected" home article. The Princess of Wales is to visit Wiesbaden at the close of the present season. The waters of Wiesbaden enjoy considerable repute in convalescence from rheumatism. Two men, travellers, were recently taken from a hotel at Council Bhiffs, Iowa, in broad daylight, by a self- constituted vigilance committee, and carried some eight nrles out of town and hanged. Their only offence was the making of inquiries in regard to the members of a vigilance committee who, some two years ago, hung a man named Henderson. At the Glamorgan Assizes, on Friday, Thomas "Watkins was tried for the murder of a fellow lodger, named Henderson, at Dowbiis, on the 7th of the present month. The prisoner fancied tli;t t Henderson was too intimate with his landlady, with whom he (Wat.kins) had lodged for sixteen years, and his jealousy being excited, though, as it appears, unjustly, he fractured the poor fellow's head with a poker. Sentence of death was passed. At Buffalo, U. S., recently, a large party were attend- ing an agricultural show. A thunderstorm came on, and they took refuge in a large tent. The tent was struck by lightning, and at. least a hundred persons were knocked down. Two horses were kiiiet1. Two or three persons were badly burnt, but the majority experienced no mure ill effects than a severe shook. Mr. Monsell, in a letter to a limerick paper, accounts for the superiority in the market of the French over Irish butter on the ground of greater cleanliness in the manufacture, more suitable vessels, regularity of quality, and equality of flavour, characteristics which Irish butter lacks. Mr. Monsell believes if the Irish farmers paid due attention to tiie manipulation of butter 1liey would have no cause to fear competition with the best makers in the world The Bombay Government have received information ofthe death of one, if not two or" the Abyssinian captives. Intelligence relative to the famine at Orissa is less satisfac- tory. An appeal is being made for 30,0001., for the support of 1,500 children who have been left orphans by the famine. The French Senate has adopted, by the na.rrow majority of seven votes, the bill for the abolition of impri- sonment for debt. Tlii, result gave rise to great rejoicing in the debtors' prison in Rue de Clicliy. It is expected that the Government will promulgate the bill without delay, in order to set the captives for debt in all France free. On dit that a celebrated singing-bird, who coins tens of thousands as nothing, is going to match herself, not against, but with a man who makes his tens of thousands in the City of London with more facility than she does. The gentleman is the son of a Hebrew magnate, "-Court Journal. During the first six months of 1867 the marine disasters by fire, shipwreck, collision, or other casualty, to American vessels, amounted to 301 vessels, valued at 14,072300 clols" exclusiÝef cargoes. During the same period of 1S66 there were 294 vessels lost, valued at 15,091,800 dols. Judge R. S. Hudson, of Y azoo county, Miss., has written a letter to General Ord about the registration law, one sentence of which takes up 77 lines and 430 words. When you get to the end of the sentence you have lost all remembrance of the beginning. A Natchez paper says if the sentences of the judge were all as long when he was on the bench, criminals must have been on the rack. The collection of gold plate at Windsor Castle is es- timated at the value of upwards of two millions of money; most of it was sent to Buckingham Palace for the Sultan's use. An old man in Indiana has taken a girl of sixteen to be his sixth wife. The Sporting Gazette says all Lord Vivian's horses in training are to be disposed of by private contract. We have to record the death of Mrs. Mira Abdy, a lady who has long been well known for her poetieal writings. Her earliest contributions appeared in the pages of the New Monthly under the signature o' M. A., and she subsequently became connected with the Metropolitan while it was under the editorial care of Thomas Campbell. Her poems have been collected in five volumes. The deceased'was married at an early age to the Rev. John Channing Abdy, rcctor of St. John's, llorselydown. Her mother was the sister of Horace and James Smith, the authors of the "Rejected Addresses." A new anaesthetic has come into fashion of late it is quadrichloride of carbon, which possesses an agreeable smell of quinces, and can produce insensibility in less than a minute. This insensibility may be maintained with or without loss of conscioiisne-s its effects cease speedily when desired, and are not followed by vomiting. It has also been success- fully used for obstinate headache. As a young man in the telegraph office at Carriclc- on-Suir was transmitting some messages la-t week during the thunder storm, which was then raging fiercely, the elecric fluid entered the otlice allll struck from his hand an open pen-knife, which he was holding. The knife having struck against the wall of the office rebounded, and the haft struck the young man on the back of the wrist, which imme- diately became very much swollen. The lightning did no other harm. In the Smythesdale district of Victoria, on the 10th of May, Mr. Burke, manager of the Bank of Australasia, at Smythesdale, was murdered when out gold buying. His horse returned home. After a (long search the body was found with a shot through the head. The travelling-bag and pockets of the deceased had been rifled. It appeared that he must. have had at least 1,2001. on his person. Govern- ment has offered a. reward of SOul. for the arrest of the murderer, to WllCll the bank has added 1004. A lady in respectable circumstances drowned her- self at Cannes recently from some cause unknown, an-.s it was rumoured in the town that she had been buried with, all her jewels on. A few days alter her corpse was fonnd in a. little thicket near the cemetery, the coffin having been broken open. It appeared, however, on inquiry, that the lady had no object of value about her peraon. I A note in the Journal de Paris say*; that the agents who, a short while ago, were sent into Vinegary to purchase horses for the Fivm-h Government, have received direc- tions to remain for a few weeks at P«"sth it is also said that the caxalsy. horses tent to the jfrerieti termers are all well- traisied chargers,, sad have raoreiy lent to make room is& the 11 v.itary Hunccils- At Liverpool?, on Monday, a man was fined 200?. for selling as sjvaff a mixture compounded of clay, yellow ochre, and wheaten starch. Peter Jasper,- who served under Napoleon T. eight years, and was in the Moscow and Waterloo campaigns, recently died in Ferry cou.'ity, Indiana. The Belgians have bee).1 better treated in England than is generally swpposed. L'Bscaut announces that a lieutenant of the Garde CiviqiUJ has secured during his brief stay here an English heiress and a thousand a year. This matrimonial nugget was discovered by the fortunate Belgian whilst smoking his cigar in Kensington Gardens The Munich Gazette annotmees that the yanng kiog will leave Munich for Paris by express on Saturday evening, and arrive in the French capital the next night. In a new book, "Christianity and its Conflicts," Mr. Marcy estimates that one-third of the people of the United States deny the divinity of Christ, and 8,OU}iOOO of Protestants in Europe also have a similar want of beliefi In portions of Maine the Millennarianites had fixed upon the 12th ult. as the dawn of the Millennial period, and are much disappointed at things remaining as they were. A reform has already commenced in the penal estab- lishments in the late Duchy of Nassau. Ti e prisoners at Dietz have been freed from the chains and bails which they carried under the barbarous system about to be suppressed. Some of the names attached to the volunteer tents at Wimbledon are curious. For example. "Ye Bachelor's Box." "The Happy Family," "Where's Puckle? Here!" "Locke's Music of Macbeth," "Westminster Abbey," Lusliy Villa," "Victoria and Leopold," "Robin's Nest." These are but samples of many others. But no one thought of the happiest and most truthful idea, "Umbrella," and which would have been so very appropriate. The acclimatisation of salmon seems now to be an established fact in Tasmania, and fine fish have been cap- tured in and returned to the Yarra, in Victoria. The Army and Navy Gazette takes the Owl to task for asserting that the cost to the nation of the naval review will beSO.OOOi., and says that from 10,0001. to 12,0001. will be all that the nation will be called upon to pay. In Detroit the ladies are raising 25,000 dols. by dime subscriptions for a soldiers' morument. It is said that some of the New York bouquet girls clear five dollars a day in fine weather. Garibaldi is at it again. His last speech is, "Mark me well: without Rome there is no Italy." A petition has been prepared in Birmingham, for presentation to the Home Secretary, praying for commuta- tion of the sentence of death passed on James Scott on Tuesday last, for the wilful murder of Mr. John Pryse, at Birmingham, on the 6th of April last.. All the ladies of Frankfort wore mourning on the 16th inst., that day beinsr the anniversary of the entrance of the Prussians into the city. The Imperial Commission has made arrangements for the delivery of a series of lectures on subjects connected with the display in the Exhibition. The lectures will he delivered at various places within the building and the grounds. Among the subjects are—caoutchouc, artificial ice, iron smelting, brass founding, and the regulation of gas. The lecturers are allmcn of some eminence in the.r various pr( ,fessiolls. A New York paper says that the body of Artemus Ward was shipped as statuary, to humour the superstition of English sailors, who have a great objection to a dead body being on board. The strike of colliers, at Oldham, against a reduc- tion of 2d. in the ton, still continues. A placard has been issued by the general body of miners, stating tlieirgi-ievaiices, and soliciting the support < f the public in what they term the struggle of "right against might." The Emperor of the French has had built forty-eight houses, at a cost of 20,000l as model houses for the poor, and has now presented them a free gift to a co-operative society of working men for the construction of cheap dwel- lings. It is reported at Hanover that the ex-King will shortly settle with his family at Paris. The coloured children of Washington have formed an organisation known as the" Vanguard of Freedom. The members pledge themselves to abstain from intoxicating drinks, and to avoid profane and vulgar language. "Don't the Belgians say grace ? When the Lord Mayor's chaplain asked the Divine blessing our Beldan guests mistook it for a speech; hence the ci,ies I Vive l'Angleterre and Vive la "-Court Journal. A Charleston negro has astonished the country by making an application to the Secretary of War lor an ap pointment as cadet at the West Point Military Academy. The Seeretary is at a loss what to do, for to appoint or not to k appoint the negro will either of them cause a great hubbub in the present condition of politics. A subscription to erect a statue to the Emperor Maximilian has been organised at Trieste. One of the cleanest cakes of gold yet brought into Queeustown (says the Wolcaliu Mail of the Uth ihst.) was yesterday to be seen at the Bank of Otago It was the pro- duce of the Scandinavian Company's reef the weight of it being 321 ounces, obtained from about 200 tons of stone. The Lancet gives a sad acaount of her Majesty's health. Our contemporary says :—" We have good grounds for stating that the absence of her Majesty the Queen irom public evening festivities is really due to the fact that agita- tion, over-worry, or much talking in the evening is followed by restless nights, most distressing sick headache, and sense of great exhaustion." Recent returns show that in the division of Bhaugule, India, which includes the Santlial country, one thousand five hundred persons have been killed by tigers in the last six years. In Assam seven hundred and thirty-three have been killed, and four thousand four hundred and seventy-four tigers have been killed by hunters in the same period. The other day, in Australia, a sort of ne'er do weel gentleman was deploring to a friend the straits to which he was afraid he might be driven in order to get what he had been in vain trying to procure—viz., some Government billet, exclaimed, in a sort of serio-comic spirit to a friend, My Sir I'm so hard up that I do verily believe I shall be obliged to go into the Assembly." We read in the Melbourne Argus of May 27, "a curious instance of the manner in winch natives of a country sometimes collect in groups in the settlement of a colony is exhibited at Albury, where some seventy or eighty families of Germans have lately arrived from different parts of South Australia, and settled on the land ai^1 are to be followed by about 700 or 800 families of the same nationality." The advices from America continue favourable with regard to the prospects of the grain crops in most sections of the country. In California it is said the yield is unpre- cedented, and the great want is sufficient shipping to carry the surplus to foreign markets." A well-known parish minister in the West High- lands, distinguished for his vein of humour and sarcastic observation, meeting the other day a zealous minister of the Free Church, said—" I am told that you are thinking of coming back to the establishment again." "God forbid!" exclaimed the other; upon which the minister rejoined— Well, it is seldom you and I agree on such matters, but these are just the very words I used when I heard the s report." The correspondent of a contemporary, complaining of bad writing, says, I have been much annoyed with the hieroglyphics that some people splatter over a sheet of note paper, concluding with an irresolvable enigmain tlie place of a signature. If compelled to reply to such letters, I cut out the signature and gum it on the envelope and address the writer as 'Cantreadit, Esq.' The Pope has received the formal recantation of the celebrated theologian Passaglia, who leaves Italy for London to assist Archnishop Manning. His Holiness has, itis reported, sent some valuable presents to the Sultan and the Viceroy of Egypt, in recognition uf the protection accorded in their States to Catholics. The death of the first and only High Court native judge ill India, the Hon Sumboonath Pundit, is announced. The deceased was a man who, by hard work and patient industry, had risen from a writership on a salary of 21. per month to the foremost place at the native bar, and thence to the bench. His loss will be much felt. Mr. Roberts, the Fenian head-centre, has under- taken a voyage to Italy, to see what can be done with the Liberal chiefs in that quarter. A sort of epidemic has been very prevalent among fowls in Australia, which is very sodden in its effects. A gentleman, who had lost a great, many, says that he attributes their death to being choked with the wind from tlyiilg atits, which, since the late rains, have been swarming in myriads over all the ground, and are eaten greedily by the lowls. On opening the gizzard of one of them, it was found to be quite filled with the ants, the wings of which were sticking in the gullet in great; quantity. 0 A dreadful murder is reported to have been com- mitted on Friday morning, at a place called The Maze, about two miles distant from Hillsborough, in the county of Down. (ot-I information being given to the constabulary, Sub-inspector Keogh, Head Constable M'Govern, and some of the constabu- lary, at once proeeeiled to the scene and found the dead body of a farmer named Morgan lying on the line of railway at that place. There was a dreadful wound, as if from the blow of a stone, on the right side of the head, which had evidently caused death. It is stated that an officer of a volunteer artillery corps insisted on forcing his way through one of the regi- ments which was leaving the review ground at Wimbledon on Saturday, the men wish difficulty escaping injury from the guns. Subsequently the same artillery detachment is reported to have oamaged more than one private carriage. An inquiry into the saatter by the War Office is likely "to take place. Last week, the ftev. Peter Chamberlain summoned one Daniel Pulieu before the Pet.worth magistrates for be- having in an indseent and improper manner in the parish church of Noitschapel daring divine service. The charge against the accused was that he had remained seated at a time when the rubric directs that the congregation shall stand and when told to stand up he asked whether he was obliged to do so. A conversation took place between Pullen and the officiating clergyman. This was held by the bench [ to constitute an indecent .'»mI improper disturbance, and l fallen fii-ef rij&. and etsa 1 It is said that the journey of 1> Empi-ror of Austria to Paris is decidedly settled. The resident population of Gibralta. according to the last census, amounted to 15,462, exclusive of the niil-ita-i-y, the zti.,tl aliens on tempi-Jary permits. At Lichfield a ma.n named Train invited some friends into his house, and was laying the cloth for sujvper, when a quarrel ensued, during which one of the guests dffevv a clasp knife and tbrost it into Train's stomach, eausJtig almost mstant death. The following notice was postel up at Wimbledon the otber morning:—"Missing, Private from No. 16 ten., ^s. Any information will be thankfully receive* by ins desponding comrades The Queen has ncmitiated the Prince of Wales to-fee si itmglit OJ. tne most it»cient Order of th'J Thistle. Ihe price of milk on the Illinois urairies is ten cents a ga..on, and it & unmixed with water, chalk, an- ^rtich"07 :-my other supposititious improving or flavouring An Englishman, in POMS, who confessed to be dread- fully out-ot-elix'ws as concerned his French, addressed a waiter thus wesson, dotmsz more du ving blon; Could you make it convenient to speak replied the gallon, "I've only been 'ere height days. William Washington, aged 74, ne-phew of Colonel Wiishi.i,,toii. of the lievolutiouary Army, aad. third cousin of George Washington, died a ew days since in Prince Wil- liam County, Va. Deceased served with distinction in the war of 1S12. Fears are entertained that the wheat crop in Indiana may again prove a failure. In the northern part of the State the weevil has inflicted great dama.e, and in the southern Tlortiun the fust is sPleadillg rapidly. In some localities the grain will not be cut at all. Mr. Westmoreland, British consul at Brunswick, Georgia, was shot and killed on the 5th July by a person named Martin. Mr. Westmoreland had only hours pre- viously been married to a lady of Brunswick! I jsnpposed that jealousy induced Martin to commit the murder. The assassin is now in gaol at Savannah. The news of the final success of Glenfalloch in the Breadalbane cause was hailed OIl the estate with great en- thusiasm. As many as fifty thousand tons of soap used in silk manufacture were formerly allowed to pass off to waste in the Rhone. Most of this is now recovered l y the aid of sul- phuret of carbon, and is used again in manufacture. The Mexican President, Juarez, conducted a small cigar factory in New Orleans from 1S52 to 18;,5, and during that time is said to have acquired a thorough knowledge 01 the American politica system. The Owl hears the Sultan, on leaving Par's, pre- sented Madame de Moustier with jewels to the amount of 4,3001. "Dr. Burn stall, passenger from Galle by last mail steamer, was incautiously playing with a pet cobra di capella on the 23rd. The snake bit his linger, and he died imme- diately after."—Melbourne (Australian) Papier. Theatre preaching is about to be introduced in New York. The population of Victoria on 31st March, 1867, consisted of 864,7-46 males aud 279,13ft females, or 643,876 persons. The Registrar-General remarks:—" Uuring the past quarter there has been a total Joss to the population of twelve persons, arising from the fact that the excess of departures over arrivals (1,473) exceeded the excess of births over deaths (1,481) by that number." The Manchester Unity Order of Odd Fellows in Victoria numbers at the present time lo,250 III etlueu, with a gross total of funds amounting to 80,279l. lis. An old gentleman recently attempted to remove a large bug from the bonnet of a lady, who sat in front of him at the theatre. The result was. he unrooted all her back hair. Deeply chagrined, he hastily apologise but soon learned that the bug was artificial, and Was used to hold the head and hair together 1 A scene was the consequence. It is said that the expenses of the reception of the Sultan by the Corporation of London at Guildhall the other evening- will not cost the Corporation less than 20,000/. Itis also said that the value of the gold plate in the room in which the Sultan and his suite dined "could not have been much under 1.000,0001." The Morning Star says there is no mistaking the uneasy tone of the French press. Everywhere the proba- bilityof a war is discussed; in many cases it is accepted as certain that a war must take place before loi g. O; course it is with Prussia that the ci riitest is expected, though no imme- diate cause of quarrel is set forth. The relations of France and Russia are also spoken of with great distrust. Russia is said to be annoyed at the attitude which France has taken on the Eastern question, while France is believed in this matter to have the moral support of England. Everything seems to betoken war before Ion ° The little Princess Beatrice has always been noted for her thoroughly English proclivities, aud not a few sparkling mots' ol hers have been whispered about from time to time. Not long ago she is reported to have expressed a decided antipathy to the recurrence of German alliances, and proposed a healthy change in the way of a Japanese match But a still better story of her is now going about. The other day our Princess Royal of Prussia wrote to her little sister, and asked what she would like for a birthday present. The answer was pithy and to the point: — 'Sendme Bismarck's head on a charger "—Echoes f rom the Club. Captain Cromartie, of the Iloyal Artillery, now at Malta, was found dead in hs bed on the evening of July 10. He was shot through the heart, and a pistol which had been re- cently discharged was lying beside him. He has left a widow and two young children. The deceased had lately been reprimanded for some neglect of duty as president of the canteen committee, and it is thought that this preying on his mind drove li 111 to commit the rash act. His'funeral was attended by nearly all the officers of the garrison, the de- ceased being a general favourite.
THE MABKE-TS.' MARK LAXE, MONDAY. An unusually small supply of English wheat was on sale here to-day, coastwise and by land carriage; but its quality was tolerably good. The business doing was of necessity trifling, yet prices may be considered Is. to 2s. per qr. higher than on th's day se'nnight. We were fairly supplied with foreign wheat, for which there was a fair demand, at Is to 2s. per qr. over the rates current on Monday last. Floating cargoes of grain off coast were held for higher terms. No English barley was on offer, and the show of foreign was 'very moderate. The trade was firm and grinding parcels were 6d. per qr. dearer. Malt was in fair average supply, and moderate request, at full quotations. Good sound oats sup- ported former terms; hut inferior Russian gave way 6d. per qr. In beans, the supply of which was limited, very little was passed in late rates. Peas was quite as oear IlS last week. The quantity brought forward was limited. The flour trade was firm. Country Hour was Is. to 2s. per 2001b. dearer. Linseed and rapeseed were steady. In other seeds, as well as in cakes, very little was doing. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—MONDAY. To-day's market was fairly supplied with foreign stock, both as to numbers and quality. The demand for it was very inactive, and, in some instances, prices had a drooping tendency. From our own grazing districts the arrivals of beasts were rather on the increase, but the quality of most breeds was by no means first rate. The supply from Scot- land was again limited. Prime Scots, crosses, Devons, Here- fords, and shorthorns were in moderate request, at full currencies. In erior breeds were dull, and 2d. per 81b. lower titan oil Monday last. The top quotation was 5s. 4d. per 81b. From Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire we received about 1,600 shorthorns, crosses, &c. from other parts of England, 620 of various breeds; and from Scotland, 34 Scots and crosses. Notwithstanding that the supply of sheep was rather limited for the time of year, the mutton trade was inactive. The best Downs and half breeds changed hands at last week's prices. Inferior sheep, however, were 2d. per 81b. lower. The top figure was 5s. 2d. per 81b. The sale for lambs was heavy, and the quotations had a down- ward tendency. The highest figure was 6s. 8d per 81b The supply was moderately good. Calves were in full average supply, and sluggish i equest, on former terms-viz., 4s. to 5s. 6d. per 31b. PIgS were very dull, and rather cheaper. The top figure was 4s. 4d. per Sib. POTATOES. The supply of potatoes on sale at these markets are some- what extensive, and quite equal to the demand, which is moderately active at our currencies. The imports into London last week consisted of 47 tons f, om St. Malo, 05 baskets from Caen, 2,016 baskets 244 barrels 85 sacks from Dunkirk, 42 tons from Le Vivier, 5,205 baskets 62 bags from Rotterdam, 357 packages from Boulogne, aud 1 package from Hamburgh. QuotationsEnglish 8s. to Us., French, 7s. to 9s., Jersey, 7s. to 9s. per cwt., Dutch, 5s. to 6s. per basket. HOPS. The accounts from the plantations are scarcely more favourable. The heavy showers have, to a certain extent, cleansed the plant of vermin, but have at the same time, in many instances, displaced the poles, and caused permanent injury toSh e bine. The trade is very firm, aud prices con- tinne tol in prove. The import into London last week con- sisted of eight bales from Hamburgh, 32G Antwerp, 175 Rotterdam, 193 Ostend, and 12 bales from Calais. Mid and East Kents, 170s. to 200s. Wea41 of Kents, 168s. to 189s. Sussex, 168s. to 18')s. iarnham, 168s to 200s.; Yearlings, 110s. to 135s.; Olds, 50s. to 84s. per cwt. WOOL. The wool market has ruled heavy. The transactions in English or colonial wool for home use have been limited, whilst the export demand has almost ceased. In prices no change has taken place. Last week the imports into London consisted of 278 bales from Adelaide, 147 from Odessa, 3,597 from Sydney, 11,190 from the Cape, 3,438 from New Zealand, and 567 from Melbourne. Fleeces Southdown hogs, Is. 4U1. to Is. 5d. half-bred hogs, Is. Stet, to Is. 6d. Kent fleeces, Is. 5d. to Is. 6d. South Down ewes and wethers. Is. 3d to Is. 4d. Leicester ditto, Is. 5d. to Is. 7d. Sorts, clothing. Is, 2d. to Is. 3id. combing. Is. 2d. to Is. (ij-d. The arrivals up to date lor our next August-September sales are •, —22,476 bales from Sydney, 22,030 from Port Philip, 6.831 j from Adelaide, 465 from Swan River, 3,457 ;rom Van 1 Pieman's Laud, 86 381 from New Zealand, ^iid 17,390 from ihe Oa;>o~t<}tai b-iips.