pout the World. I The majesty of the law was vindicated, in a singular manner, in a case which was tried at the Winslow Petty Sessions, a few days ago. A respectable woman, named Stimpson, was charged with having, eighteen months ago, stolen a loaf and 21bs. of mutton from the residence of Sir Thomas Freemantle, at Swanbourne, where she was employed in laundry work. The "theft" consisted in having received the bread and meat from Miss Kind, the housekeeper, in lieu of some broth, which she had asked for for her mother, who was unwell. When Sir Thomas heard, through his butler, of the heinous offence, he declared that he would be compelled to send both Miss Kind and the woman Stimpson to the sessions; but the irate baronet is alleged to have subsequently observed that, if Stimp- son stayed away for twelve months, the affair would blow over. On the faith of this promise the poor woman ban- ished herself from her family for eighteen months; but the instant she reappeared in the neighbourhood she was served with a summons. The magistrates sentenced her to one day's imprisonment. A "London Correspondent" says-The financial state- ment of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Monday, will, as appears from the revenue accounts, exhibit a sur- plus of nearly £ 5,000,000. Mr Lowe, itisexpected.will keep upwards of one million in hand, and devote the balance to the reduction of taxation. It is understood that a penny will be taken off the income-tax, thus bringing it down to 4d. The sugar duties will in some cases be reduced, and equalised in others, but the tea and coffee duties will not be interfered with. Some change will per- haps be made in brewers' licences, and a half-penny news- paper stamp is already promised. Some plan will perhaps be introduced to satisfy the agriculturists by allowing them to "sprout" or steep their own barley for cattle- feeding purposes. The Eastern Budget contains the following- A scandalous scene occurred the other day in the church of Lentzarto, in Hungary. A young man and a girl of the vil- lage came to this church to be married, and, though the cere- mony was to be performed by a Catholic priest, as both the bridegroom and bride were Catholics, several Protestants were present. This seems to have roused the anger of the Catholic peasants of the village. The ceremony had scarcely begun when several peasants, who had entered the church armed with guns, fired into the midst of the marriage party. Two of the bridegroom's friends were shot in the face, and others received more or less severe wounds. Fortunately, the perpetrators of this outrage were not very numerous, and three of their ring- leaders were at once arrested. On one of them (the son of a wealthy peasant of the village) was found a gun belonging to the priest who was performing the ceremony. A Paris correspondent describes a scene which took place at the School of Medicine the other day in connec- tion with the recent trial at Tours. On the professor (M. Tardieu) taking his seat in the lecture room, the students rose in a body, hissed, hooted, and shouted, Out with Bonaparte Down with him Down with the Corsican Vive Victor Xoir The professor attempted to explain. He said, "Surely, gentlemen, you can't hold me respons- ible for what has occurred?" He was interrupted, Yes, yes, out with him! To the Tuileries with him?" M. Tardieu then went on to explain his evidence at Tours, but this would not satisfy his tormentors. At last he said, Gentlemen, this is no place for politics if any of you don't wish to hear me let them leave the room." Loud cries of "Yah, yah go to the Tuileries." Tardieu threatened to resign. "Yes, yes; just what we want. Away with you whereupon the professor took up his hat, bowed, and left the room. In the American papers of the 17th ult., there is a report of the first speech in the United States Senate of the first coloured member of that assembly—Mr Revels, from Mississippi. Mr Revels, in a debate on the Georgia Bill, defended the Reconstruction measures of the Go- vernment, and asked for the enactment of such further laws as would alike protect the black and white citizens of the South. His speech occupied half-an-hour in de- livery, is described as fairly eloquent, is said to have been listened to with deep attention, and to have produced a favourable impression upon the House. It was the event of the day in the Senate, and many prominent members came forward and congratulated Mr Revels when he sat down. The Pctll illall Gazette quotes from the Madras Athenceum the following specimens of Madrassee English — "An ex-schoolmaster, petitioning for a clerkship, promises that I and my family will ever cease to pray to the humble Almighty to shower his blessings on you for ever and ever.' Another, begging for an increase of salary on account of the rise in prices, says My pain and sufferings are impeachable, and lie only in the com- prehension of gentlemen of your honourable disposition, ready to open your bowels of compassion to sympathize with the afflicted, and by extending your gracious hand to shoulder them from the civil darts of this dear city.' A third makes the following excuse for absence :—' Please excuse attending office to-day, as my grandmother despatched her life and want to go to firing place to see body fired and ashes put in the hole.' A clerk, complain- ing of fever and grapes' requests a day's leave, as he is 'unfortunately ill by blessing of God. Nobody can doubt the genuine Anti-Fenian sympathies of the Longford priests, after reading the evidence given at the election inquiry, which is just now going on in that town. The Nationalist" candidate at the late election, it will be remembered, was the ex-convict, John Martin, who was supported by the Fenians, and strongly opposed by the priests. One of the witnesses stated that he and a number of Martin's other friends went to chapel, as usual, on Sunday, and when Father Fitzgerald came out of the sacristy he cursed, and said he would take little and not give us Mass that day, and then called us names." He further said that the Fenians who supported John Martin would go, or ought to go to" a place that need not be mentioned and added for their comfort that "they would yet be unable to raise their hands to their mouths to feed themselves." Hard words break no bones, and so far Mr Martin's supporters were none the worse for Father Fitzgerald's denunciations. The good Father, however, took more effectual measures to make his obstinate hearers feel the force of his observations. James Brierly deposed that after service he was standing opposite the chapel, when his spiritual adviser [walked over to him, and asked "Who are you 1" I said, "James Brierly." He then asked me where I was from, and on being told, he gave me a box behind the ear, from which I staggered down the road. Subse- quently he kicked me several times. I was forced into a field, and pelted with stones. Judge Fitzgerald—Who pelted you ?-The Rev. Mr Fitzgerald. Cross-examined by Mr M'Laughlin—Do you know why he did it 1- Well, I was here in Longford at a tenant-right meeting, two or three days before that, and I brought home some of Martin's placards and posted one of them on the chapel wall. Was that all the harm you did, think you ?—Yes. Boston (Massachusetts) has a sensation story. Recently, in a town hard by, a public ball was given. The daughter of a couple who keep a boarding house set her heart on going, and in company with one of the boarders, who is designated "J." The girl's parents objected to her going to the ball, especially in company with J. but she said that she was determined to go, and that if she could not go with J." she would accept the company of the devil should he offer to attend her." On the night of the ball she slipped out of the house in proper trim except that she had to buy boots for the occasion; and having pro- cured these, she was returning to put them on, when she met "J. as she supposed, and he persuaded her to go with him to the ball at once, and change her boots in the ladies'dressing-room. "J." was her partner in the first dance, but afterwards disappeared until supper time, then suddenly presenting himself, with rather frivolous excuses for his absence, and inviting her down to the supper-room. Offended by his neglect, she said she would return home at once, and he attended her thither. Very little was said by either party until they had nearly reached the house, when "J." informed his companion that he was not going in; and presenting her with a beautiful pearl-handled pen- knife, and asking her when she used it to think of him, he suddenly left her. The girl, on telling her mother all that had passed, was astounded at learning that "J."hadnot been out of the house since early nightfall, and went to bed before the hour at which the ball began. The girl refused to believe it, but after some discussion her mother took her to "J.'s" room, and there he was seen calmly and profoundly sleeping. Nothing more could be said, and the daughter retired for the night. A strange sound shortly afterwards brought the mother to the girl's chamber, and she was found with her throat cut with the Eenknife given to her by her companion at the ball. She ngered until noon,, and then died, declaring that, re- membering what she had said in her determination to go to the dance, she used the knife because she was over- whelmed by horrible suspicions as to who it was that, personating "J. became her partner. The Boston Post declares that these statements are all strictly true, and can be vouched for by the very best authority. The following is the extraordinary confession of the convict Mobbs, who was executed at Aylesbury last week, for the murder of the little boy Newberry:—" I, William Mobbs, declare that when I saw the boy Newberry coming towards me, I felt all of a shake, and as if I could not help murdering him. I had dreamed of murders, and I had seen a picture of the man Baker murdering the girl in the hop-garden. It was a very hot day, and we sat down together on the freeboard. Newberry laid down, and about ten minutes after we met it was done. I rolled over him, and when on him I pulled out my knife, and cut his throat twice. He halloaed out 'Oh,'only once. I don't know if he was dead directly. I left him at once. I felt as if I did not know where I was, or what I was doing. I went away bird-keeping. I left the body where it was. I put my smock where the police found it. I had no grudge against the boy, and I never had a quarrel or struggle with him. When we were sitting on the ground, I asked him what they would say if anybody was to kill him, and he (Newberry) said they would hang him. I re- :What! hang him for killing 'varmints!" He said, 'Yes.' Upon this I immediately attacked New- berry. I had a book about Cain and Abel in my dinner basket. That book was given me by my grandfather, just before he died. It belonged to my uncle, Thomas Joyce (my mother's brother).-27th March, 1870 (Sun- day), in the presence of Mr Rawson (chaplain)."
The very extensive distillery now being erected at Bel- fast, with all recent improvements for the manufacture of Irish whisky, by Messrs DUNVILLE & Co., who have gained a world-wide celebrity for thei fint old Irish whisky, is to be called The Royal Irish Distillery." HOLLOWAY'S ODlTMET ANDPILLS.-Ever Useful.—The afflicted by illness should look their diseases fully in the face and at once seek a remedy for them. A short search will convince the most sceptical that these noble medica- ments have afforded ease, comfort, and oftentimes complete recovery, to the most tortured sufferers. The Ointment will. cure all descriptions of sores, wounds, bad legs, sprains, eruptions, erysipelas, rheumatism, gout, and skin affections. The Pills never fail in correcting and strength- ning the stomach, and in restoring a deranged liver to a holesome condition, in rousing torpid kidneys to increase their secretion and in re-establishing the natural healthy activity of the bowels. Holloway's are the remedies for complaints of all classes of society. I
(6tatral. ) The Archbishop of Syra left this country last week. Patrick Jennings, who was lately convicted at the Stafford assizes of the murder of his wife. has had his sentence respited. A new president of the Republic of Hayti, (ion. Sageni, was installed on the 20th ult. for a term of four years. According to last week's mortality returns the deaths at Nottingham the previous week were 16 per 1,000, and at Man- chester, 29. General Grey, the Queen's Pri .-ate Secretary, died last week. He was Equerry-in-Ordinary to the Queen at the time of her marriage, and escorted Prince Albert to this country. A movement has been set on foot to erect a memorial of the late Lord Brougham, in the shape of a central hall and free library, in London. An elderly man named M'Carthy has been committed for trial at Kanturk, near Cork, for murdering his son-in-law by stabbing him during a public-house brawl. The Dublin Express mentions a rumour that Mrs Howard intends shortly to bring an action of ejectment against one of the tenants on the Wicklow estate, in order to bring her claims before a common law court in Ireland. At the funeral of the late Sir William Williams, Bart., of Tre- gullow, at Gwennap, the procession consisted of at least 5,000 persons, including all the leading inhabitants of the district, and about 700 miners followed in the rear. Thomas Greenwood, a shoemuker at Southport, was sent for trial last week, on a charge of having killed his wife by kicking her. The woman was a drunkard, and the husband ap- pears to have become exasperated at her misconduct. A vote of censure was passed in the Spanish Cortes, on Satur- day, upon the Minister of Public Instruction for proposing to suppress religious education in schools. The votes were—78 for and 75 against the motion. A very sact affair occurred at Devizes last week. A young woman, who had been disappointed in love," committed suicide by drowning herself; and her mother, in trying to rescue her, was also drowned. Six ladies studying at the Edinburgh University have for- warded a memorial to Earl de Grey, Lord President of the Council, praying that he will, in the new Bill respecting medical education, have regard to the claims and interests of women who desire to study medicine. "The Russian Government," says the Eastern Budget, "has decided to admit women to the lectures in the medical depar- ment of the University of St. Petersburg. They are also to be allowed to practise as physicians; but not to be admitted to degrees." In the Nottingham Journal we find the following:—"At Grantham borough police court, on Monday, Samuel Codling was fined £2, including costs, for having sold one pound of what purported to be green tea, but which, on analysis, was found to consist of only a quarter of a pound of green tea, the rest being other foreign leaves, coloured with Prussian blue." At the weekly meeting of the Halifax Infirmary Board, on last week, the Ven. Archdeacon Musgrave, D.D., read a letter from Sir F. Crossley, Bart., M.P., offering the sum of £ 10,000 towards the erection of a new infirmary, on condition that the present building be retained as a convalescent ward, and that the new building be erected upon some appropriate site. A long and animated debate in the Hungarian Parliament, extending over two days, has terminated in the House voting, by a large majority, in favour of a proposition for the establish- ment of a professorship of homoeopathy in the University of Pesth, and of another for the foundation of a homoeopathic hos- pital in connection therewith. Mr Bristowe, Q.C., has been returned for Newark by a mar jority of 175 over Serjeant Sleigh, the numbers having been 826 and 651 respectively. Sir George Grey, after having polled fifty- one votes, retired at eleven o'clock. There are about 1,850 voters on the registrar. Newark is the borough which first sent Mr Gladstone to Parliament at the general election which succeeded the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. We (Observer) understand that the report of the intention of Mr Bright to resign his office at the Board of Trade, and to retire from the Government, is premature, if not altogether un- founded. It is gratifying to learn that the health of the right honourable gentleman is rapidly improving, and his friends look forward with confidence to his being able to resume his duties in Parliament after the Whitsuntide recess. A serious tire occurred early on Sunday morning at Notting- ham in the extensive premises of Messrs Adams and Co., St. Mary's Gate, Messrs Carter and Co., Messrs J. and G. Trueman, and Mr J. H. Clarke, all lace manufacturers, and having their warehouses adjoining each other. The damage done is immense, the lowest estimate being £ 30,000. The origin of the fire is en- veloped in mystery, as the whole of the above-named firms close at two o'clock p.m. on Saturdays. A man named Hulme has been convicted of bribery at Nor- wich, but a point which was raised in his favour is reserved for discussion. On Saturday the prosecution of Mr Edward Stracey on a charge of bribery was brought to a conclusion, when the jury returned a verdict of acquittal. M. de Fonvielle is a candidate for the third circumscription of the Rhone, and has issued an address- More than ever," he says, I belong unreservedly to the democracy, radical, republi- can, socialist, and implacable. These words explain all. There is no need, it seems to me, of any other profession of principles. Between the empire and me there stands an impassable abvss." One or two candidates have already retired, and although others are in the field, it seems to be thought that they have no chance of success against M. de Fonvielle. The most smgular trial that has yet arisen out of alleged cor- rupt practices at elections took place at the Leeds assizes. The plaintiff, Mrs Eliza Banks, voted at the last Nottingham muni- cipal election, and a local tory paper, which took note of the fact, added incorrectly that Mrs Banks accepted a bribe of 10s. for her vote. The judge summed up for the plaintiff, whose sole dower, said his lordship, was probably the liberal opinions which it appeared she held. The jury awarded £ 40 damages. The revenue returns for the year, as well as for the quarter ending March 31, were issued last week. The receipts amount to .£75,434,252, or nearly two millions sterling in excess of the budget estimate. Compared with the previous financial year, excise shows an increase of £ 1,301,000; taxes, P,1,000,000 in- come-tax, £ 1,426,000; while customs have fallen off to the extent of £ 895,000. The revenue for the quarter is nearly five millions in excess of the income in the corresponding period of last year, a fact which is largely attributable to the new mode of collecting the taxes. The Bill to provide a court of appeal for capital offences has been issued. It provides that any person convicted of a capital offence shall be entitled to appeal if the judge signifies that any new facts bearing on a case have been discovered. The Home Secretary is to have power to summon the court, which shall be nominated yearly, to consist of six judges of the superior courts and six members of the Judicial Committee of Privy Council; six to be a quorum. They will be empowered to hear counsel on both sides, and to hold their sitting within four days of being summoned. A criminal information against Mr Shimmin, the proprietor of the Porcupine, for a libel on Mr James Fernie, managing director of the Merchants' Trading Company, was tried at the Liverpool assizes before Mr Justice Brett and a special jury. The case, which excited much interest in commercial circles, arose out of the foundering of the steamship Golden Fleece, it being imputed, as alleged by the prosecution, that the vessel's loss was not accidental, and that a fraud on the underwriters was intended. The defendant denied that the alleged libel had reference to the loss of the Golden Fleece, but the jury thought otherwise, and, almost without hesitation, returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence will be passed by the Court of Queen's Bench. The Irish Roman Catholic Bishops have agreed to something like a collective note" with regard to the Land Bill. They are not satisfied with the adequacy of the measure to the attainment of the objects contemplated by it; and they make various suggestions with a view to its improvement. These suggestions resolve themselves virtually into a declaration in favour of fixity of tenure, and of the extension to the whole country of the Ulster tenant-right custom. To show how far asunder some of their notions are from those generally entertained in this country, it may be mentioned that one of the suggested im- provements is that tenants shall have the right to subdivide their farms" in favour of their relatives. President Grant makes the adoption of the 15th amendment, by which 4,000,000 of negroes are admitted to the suffrage, the text for an appeal to Congress to take measures to extend popu- lar education. He only tells the ncwly-enfrancliised race that they ought to strive to make themselves worthy of their new privilege; and he urges the people generally to see that an op- portunity is given to all possessing political rights to acquire knowledge. President Grant believes with the framers of the Constitution, that the stability of the Republican fonn of Government in the United States must depend upon education and intelligence being diffused among the people. A letter from a correspondent in Rome gives an account of the expulsion from that city of three English ladies, under circum- stances which are said to have excited a good deal of indigna- tion against the Papal Government. On tne 24th ult. the ladies in question received a visit from three gendarmes and a police agent in private clothes, who made a thorough search of their lodgings. Two days afterwards they received orders to quit Rome in twenty-four hours. Mr Odo Russell and our Consul, Mr Severn, exerted themselves in the matter, and Cardinal Antonelli was communicated with. The Pope himself was ap- pealed to, but all in vain. At the expiration of forty-eight hours, a respite of twenty-four hours having been obtained, two of the ladies left Rome and went to Naples. The other has resolved not to leave until actually compelled. A rumour that the ladies had been engaged in distributing unauthorized Italian Bibles is emphatically contradicted. No reason whatever for the expul- sion appears to have been given. It is thought that the order proceeded from the Pope himself. A later account says that the order to leave the city was withdrawn. A shocking case of suicide occurred at Maghull, a few miles from Liverpool, last week. Mary Elizabeth Giindley, a lady forty-two years of age, who formerly lived with her husband, Mr Richard Grindley, in Prince's-park, Liverpool, and was in good circumstances, poisoned herself through grief. Her husband died on Monday week, after an illness, and his loss was such a shock to Mrs Grindley that her grief became uncontrollable. She was in great trouble and agony of mind until Tuesday at noon, when she took from a cupboard a bottle containing laudanum, and drank a quantity of the contents. She was only prevented drinking the whole by a servant named Alice White, who took the bottle from her mistress's hand. Mrs Grindley went to the room where her husband's body was laid out, and she lay down on the bed beside it. The servant, greatly alarmed, ran for Dr Taylor, who soon came and tried to ad- minister an emetic, but she refused to have it, and his efforts to persuade her were of no avail. She persisted in lying by the side of her deceased husband. She lingered until half-past nine on Tuesday night, when she expired in the presence of the doctor.
The Rev. Henry Venn, honorary secretary of the Church Mis- sionary Society, has intimated his intention of retiring from that office at an early date. M. Ernest Renan has been received with enthusiasm by the students of the University of Paris on his re-election to the Hebrew professorship. A correspondent of the Inverness Courier states that the precentor of a Free Church has been suspended from his office for three months for dancing a reel at his son's wedding. Colonel Elphinstone, the promoter of the suit against the Rev. Mr Purchas, of Brighton, is dead. His death puts an end to the appeal now pending before the Privy Council from Sir R. Phillimore's judgment in the Arches Court. The Rev. N. Woodard, of St. Nicholas College, Shoreham, who is well-known in connection with the foundation of Middle- class Schools, will succeed Archdeacon Durnford as Canon of Manchester. On the cqmmittee roll of the movement for erecting a memorial of Dr Chalmers are the names of Guizot, the Arch- bishops of Canterbury and York, Mr Gladstone, Sir Roundell Palmer, Dean Ramsay, Dr Candlish, Dr N. M'Leod, Dr Alexan- der, Principal TuIIoch, &e. The committee ask for £ 10,000. Mr Spurgeon has given his views on compulsory education. Al- though he had always objected to Government interfering in reli- gion and education, he is willing to forego his sentiments in favour of every child being educated, seeing the lamentable ignorance of London children. He trusts the Bible will be used and in- sisted upon, and that the doctrinal matter will be left to the care of Sunday schools. The petition to the Archbishops, praying for the continued use, in its entirety, of the Athanasian Creed, was presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury last week. Dr Pusey was the most active promoter of the petition, and his zeal was rewarded by securing the names of 1,150 persons, many of whom, we are told, occupy high and responsible positions. The petitioners recognise in the Athanasian Creed "their most powerful bond of unity;" and to neglect to use it, or to omit the damnatory clauses, would in their opinion be fraught with danger to the interests of the Church. The Rev. Edward Husband has written a statement of reasons why he has returned to the Church of England. He says that he has found less spirituality amongst the members of the Church of Rome than amongst the members of the Church of England; that he has found more disunion; and that the supremacy of Jesus is interfered with by the "mariolatry of Rome." Of the members of the church of Rome he says— They had certain forms and ceremonies to keep and perform, and they did them because it was their duty to do them; and when they had done this duty they flattered themselves that all was right with their souls in the sight of God. They worshipped him with their lips, but in too many cases their hearts were far from him." s,
gygricuttutaL t A meeting of the West Kent Chamber of Agriculture was held last week at Cranbrook, the Earl of Darnley in the chair, when the following resolution was moved by Mr Chittenden:— That this Chamber is opposed to legislation between landlord and tenant, but considers that progressive cultivation and suc- cessful farming require the ground game to be under the control of the tenant.' Two amendments were moved and negatived, and the resolution was then carried. THE GAME LAWS.—A parliamentary return shows the number of convictions under the Game Acts for the year 1869. The total in England and Wales was 10,345, of which 8,894 were for trespassing in daytime in pursuit of game; 521 for night poach- ing and destroying game; 41 for illegally selling or buying game; 806 under the Poaching Act (1862); and 83 on indictment for being out armed, taking game, and assaulting gamekeepers. THE GAME LAWS ABOLITION BILL.—Mr Taylor's Bill for the abolition of the game laws is printed. It provides that after February 14th next year all Acts for the protection of game shall be repealed, in consequence of wild animals having multiplied to an extent very injurious to the interests of the cultivators of the soil, as well as to the general well-being of the community, by diminishing the available produce of the land. The preamble also states that the excessive quantity of game has greatly con- tributed to the demoralisation of the people by affording con- tinual temptation to breaches of the law. The Bill is basked bv Mr Taylor, Mr Jacob Bright, Mr White, Mr M'Combie, and Mr Dickinson.
THE GAME LA WS.-A PLAIN SPOKEN PETITION. The following petition has been presented to the House of Commons from tenant farmers on the estate of Monymusk, in the county of Aberdeen :— ''That your petitioners are tenant farmers on the estate of Monymusk, whereof Sir Archibald Grant, Bart., is landlord. That for the last ten years the landlord has devoted himself to the preservation of game, rabbits, and roe-deer, which are fed principally on our crops, and slaughtered and sold during winter for his profit. "That in 1866, we represented in the most respectful manner to the landlord that the game and rabbits were completely destroying our crops, thereby ruining us, and craved that he would at least either trap the rabbits himself or allow us to do so but he declined to grant our request, and informed us that we might give up our farms and he would convert them into rab- bit warrens. "That almost all of your petitioners have expended (for them) considerable sums of money in reclaiming waste lands on their farms, and otherwise improving them, which sums they would entirely lose if they relinquished their farms; and be- sides, even if they should sacrifice these sums and leave their farms, they do not, in consequence of the extreme pres- sure for land, know where they could find other farms, or even houses in the country, but would be forced into towns and villages. That such of your petitioners as were not prohibited in their leases from killing rabbits, commenced to trap and otherwise kill the rabbits, whereupon the landlord applied for interdict against them but, after a protracted, and, to them, expensive lawsuit, he failed to get interdict. That your petitioners, or some of them, still endeavour to protect their crops by killing the rabbits; but that it is impos- sible to put them down, in consequence of the proximity of the landlord's covers, in which they are carefully protected during the breeding season. That the crops cf your petitioners continue to be every year very much, and in some cases altogether, destroyed by game and rabbits, and the extent of the damage may be inferred from the fact that during last summer and autumn more than 6,000 rabbits were killed on less than 800 acres of arable land. "That your petitioners believe that the existing Game Laws are highly prejudicial to the general interests of the nation, be- sides ruinous to tenant farmers. That unless relief is soon granted, by your honourable House modifying or changing the Game Laws, at least to such an extent as to give farmers the inalienable right to defend their crops from hares and rabbits, your petitioners cannot escape utter ruin. "May it, therefore, please your honourable House to abolish or modify the Game Laws, and to grant to the occupiers of arable land the inalienable right to kill, either by themselves or others having their authority, hares and rabbits on their re- spective farms and adjoining covers." The petition was signed by seventy-nine tenants, and was pre- sented to the House of Commons early this month.
ob tttt. The bridge over the Dee at Chester, on the Holyhead line, is about to be reconstructed, of iron. There are no less than thirty-nine persons nominated as guardians for the parish of Bangor. The number to be elected is nine. The Rohan service of china, valued by the expert at 15,000 francs, was purchased at the San Donato sale for Lord Dudley, for 255,000 francs ( £ 10,200). It consists of 172 pieces. The Sporting Gazette hears that the Marquis of Westminster is erecting at Eaton Hall, near Chester, stabling for the accom- modation of blood stock upon a large scale. Mr James, station-master at Wrexham, has been promoted to the post lately held by Mr Pafet, superintendent of the Wheat- sheaf and Croesnewydd branches; and Mr Bonnor, of Oxbridge, has been appointed to succeed him. A couple met at a dissenting chapel at Wrexham the other day, intending to get married, but the bridegroom had forgotten the licence. The ceremony had therefore to be postponed till the following morning. The other night, in a public house at Crewe, a drunken man named William Owen, a striker at the works, drew a tumbler- ful of brandy while the waiter's back was turned, and drank it off. He died in a few hours. A few days ago William Jones, son of Mr Evan Jones, of Talwrnbach, near Llanbedr, took his father's cattle to the field, and, not returning, was searched for, when his dead body was discovered in a drain. It is supposed he fell into the drain during a fit. Sir Whitehall Dod was thrown from his horse and kicked while hunting with the Vale of Clwyd Harriers last week. A small bone in the knee was fractured, but Mr Dod, we believe, is progressing favourably. Mr George Jackson, of Tattenhall Hall, near Chester, has established a cheese factory. At the end of twelve months he will make known the result and if it is a success he will ask his neighbours to join him in the undertaking. At a mass meeting of South Wales miners held last week, it was resolved to postpone for a month the strike which it had been arranged should commence on the 1st of April, it being hoped that a conciliatory policy will obtain from the masters the concessions desired. A farm bailiff recently removed from Worksop to Whitley Manor, near Newport, Salop, bringing a favourite shephed dog, with him. He subsequently returned to Worksop on business, and soon afterwards the dog was missed from his new home. The faithful animal was found at Worksop, having, walked eighty one miles after its master. What is abusive language ? At the Chester police court last week Mr Henry Jacobs, a jeweller, living at Boughton, applied for a summons against the proprietor of the Courant, because that paper had called him a Boughton Jew! As he was a Jew, and lived at Boughton, the magistrates could not see the abuse, and the application was refused. A poor man, who lately arrived in London from Cheshire, went to hear a lecture by Mr Bradlaugh, and soon afterwards burst out into threats of such violence towards her Majesty that he was taken into custody as a dangerous lunatic. The magis- trate at the Clerkenwell Police Court remanded him in order that his friends might be communicated with. The other day Mr Richard Ellis, saddler, Shrewsbury, and his brother, Mr John Ellis, of Newtown, were trolling with the minnow in the Vimiew, about two miles from Llanymynech, when they succeeded in landing two fine salmon, one of which weighed 181bs. and the other 16lbs. Both fish were in splendid condition; and, as may readily be imagined, afforded capital sport. One of the witnesses called before the parliamentary committee on the Wrexham Gas Bill, Mr Hugh Davies, lost his coat, which was stolen from the committee room. The next day attempting to rob another committee room, the thief was apprehended, and a pawn ticket for Mr Davies's coat was found upon him. The owner of the coat was discovered by means of a letter from the town clerk of Wrexham found in one of the pockets. An accident, resulting in the death of a child, occurred at Chester station on Wednesday week. A lad, about eleven years of age, the son of an engine driver living in Chester, after having accompanied a companion to the goods station, was crossing the line to go to the passenger side, and walking be- tween two goods waggons forming part of a train about to go out, when the train was set in motion, and the little fellow's head was crushed between the buffers, killing him instantly. Mr A. H. Brown, Colonel Corbett, Mr Figgins, Mr J. R. Ormsby Gore, Mr Love Jones-Parry, the Hon. C. R. D. H. Tracy, imd Mr Watkin Williams voted for Mr Newdegate's motion for tne appointment of a select committee to enquire into the exis- tence, character, and increase of conventual and monastic in- stitutions in Great Britain, and also the terms upon which income and property belonging to such societies are held. Col. Edwardes, Lord Hyde, Col. Stuart, and Mr C. R. M. Talbot voted against the motion. According to a Parliamentary return just published the gross income of the charities in Shropshire is Z27,693 4s. 4d., and is thus distributed:—In education, £9,350; apprenticing and ad- vancement, £2,830 8s. 6d.; endowments of clergy, lecturers, and for sermons, £ 2,017 7s. Id.; church purposes, 4390 4s. 6d.; main- tenance of dissenting places of worship and their ministers, £ 6 16s. Id.; public uses C524 lis. 9d.; almshouses and pen- sioners, P,6,876 2s. lid.; distribution of articles in kind, RI,773 6s. 4d.; distribution of money, L2,619 18s. 10d.; general uses of the poor, £ 1,088. A curious point was discussed at the Wellington police court last week. Two waggoners were summoned for unlawfully ab- senting themselves from service. One of them had given a fortnight's notice, the other had received notice, and at the expiration of the fortnight they left. This was Saturday, how- ever, and complainant contended that, according to the custom of the country, waggoners remained to Monday to look after the horses till their successors arrived. Evidence was called on both sides, and the case was adjourned. Two or three years ago a lady established a boarding school at Wrexham, where she soon met with considerable success, so that recently it was found necessary to move to larger premises. In connection with the removal, various expenses, of course, had to be incurred, and the lady borrowed £100 of a local money- lender, and ran up bills at several shops in the town. She then made a collecting tour, and obtained many of her quarterly ac- counts—and then departed from Wrexham. The last act in the drama was the posting of placards announcing a sale under distress for rent. A charge of perjury was heard at Flintshire assizes last week. The accused was David Roberts, of Gwernaffield, and the cir- cumstances of the case were these. Roberts and a man named Smith were working together at a mine, when a dispute arose between them. Smith took out a summons against Roberts on a charge of stealing a pick, but before the summons was served Roberts, who had heard of it, laid an information against Smith for setting a snare in pursuit of game. The charge of larceny was dismissed, and it was the evidence given by Roberts to support the information that consituted the alleged peijury. Witnesses were now called to show that Smith was working all day, on the date of the alleged offence, and could not have committed it. Prisoner was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour. In a volume of letters just published from the late Sir G. Cornewall Lewis, once Chancellor of the Exchequer, and member for the Radnor Boroughs, one runs as follows :—" George Clive 0' win ended a letter to me not long ago with the following pious and benevolent ejaculations, writing from the depth of Wales:— 'That the devil would fly away with this miserable race of Celtic savages, is the fervent prayer of yours sincerely, &c.' I need not say how heartily I repeat Amen' to the above petition-reckon- ing, of course, that Wales begins just beyond New Radnor. The gradual action of boards of guardians, railroads, and other opportunities of intercourse, may civilize them in about three centuries Wales is fortunately represented' now-a-days, and we should be surprised indeed to find the Clive-cum-Lewis pre- judices entertained by Welsh members. One of Mr Fairlie's Bogies was tried on the Gwendraeth Valley Railway a few days ago. This little railway—of eleven miles long—runs from Burry Port to Pontyberem in South Wales, and the bogie engine, which has been purchased by the company for £ 2,200, is thirty-three feet long from buffer to buffer. When loaded with coal and water for a journey she weighs twenty- three tons ten cwt.; the wheel base is five feet, and the diameter of the wheel three feet six inches. The train, which, with the engine, weighed 174 tons 7 cwt. was defeated at the first attempt to mount the incline from Burry Port, but when the rails had been sanded satisfactory progress was made, and the train proceeded for eight miles at seventeen miles an hour. When nearly at the top of Mount Henry incline, a gradient of 1 in 45, it was found necessary to take off 48 tons 12 cwts., and then the rest of the journey was quickly accomplished. The trip is said to have proved very satisfactory.
Printed bills, which are described as two feet long and fifteen inches high, were found placarded in Paris a few nights ago, announcing that if the Government, by the 10th of this month had not dismissed the army, reduced taxation, and suppressed the octrois, no more money would be paid to the State, and a feneral strike would be proclaimed in Paris and throughout Vance. Investigations have been commenced with the view of discovering the authors of this document. discovering the authors of this document.
LIVERPOOL, FRIDAY.—The trade has ruled dull since Tues- day for all articles, buyers holding off in hopes of buying to better advantage, while sellers are firm. The arrivals consist of 9,356 qrs. wheat, 667 qrs. oats, 5,037 qrs. Indian corn, 1,004 loads oatmeal, 410 sacks and 21,220 barrels flour. The shipments to Ireland comprise 1,520 qrs. wheat, 173 qrs. Indian corn, 270 sacks and 100 barrels flour; and coastwise 893 qrs. wheat, 5 qrs. barley, 118 qrs. beans, 6 qrs. peas, 40 qrs. Indian corn, 12 loads oatmeal, 100 sacks and 58 barrels flour. This morning's market was fairly attended, and wheat met a good consumptive demand at the rates of last market for white descriptions, while reds were the turn lower. Flour unaltered. Oats in fair request at late rates. Oatmeal quiet, but firm in price. Beans commanded full quota- tions. Indian corn moved off slowly at a reduction of 3d. per qr. PJUCEB (Tuesdav week). English Wheat 8s. 6d. to 9s. Od. per 1001b. English Flour 29s. Od. to 29s. 6d. 2801b. English Barley.4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per 601b. English Oats 3s. 4d. to 3s. 8d. r 451b. English Beans 87s. 6d. to 45s. Od. r 4801b. LONDON, MONDAY.—Last week there were good supplies of foreign Oats and English Flour, the other arrivals being limited. Exports 1,190 qrs. Wheat, 115 qrs. Barley, 140 qrs. Oats. Eng- lish Wheat 4,956 qrs., foreign 2,640 qrs. With but a small show of fresh samples this morning on the Essex and Kentish stands, fine wheat maintained its former value, but the sale was not free. The demand for foreign was rather improved, but holders were not able to realise any advance either on the fine or inferior qualities. Country Fiour 23,207 sacks, foreign 1,059 sacks 6,236 barrels. With a good country supply business was inactive, but prices were steady for Norfolks and other qualities. In foreign also there was no change either in barrels or sacks. Town rates remained as previously. Maize none. With no supplies during the week this grain was firm. British Barley 2,087 qrs., foreign 6,398 qrs. The trade in malting sorts was quiet at pre- vious prices, heavy foreign was less inquired for, and grinding sorts dull. In Malt business was very quiet at former rates. English Oats 499 qrs., foreign 43,175 qrs. The large supply of foreign reduced the value of ship corn 6d. per qr., and granary samples were dull at previous rates. Native Beans 750 qrs., for- eign 832 qrs. This grain was firm from short supplies and cold weather. English Peas 291 qrs., foreign none. The limited ar- rivals gave some tone to prices. Linseed 1,840 qrs. Exports, 90 qrs. Seed was fully as dear, and cakes unaltered.
CATTLE. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—There was a pretty good how of beef at market, and prime qualities made a little more money. Mutton was a quiet sale and realised from 7Jd. to 8d. per lb. Pigs were a small supply and unaltered in value. Calves scarce and very dear. PETERBOROUGH, SATURDAY.-Our market was moderately supplied with beef, and best qualities must be quoted the turn in favour oi the seller. Small show of mutton, which was disposed of for a little more money. Pork and veal were scarce, and about the same in price. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.-The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 8,111 head. The cattle trade did not vary to-day in any important particular from Monday last. Butchers, favoured by the cold weather, made considerable purchases through the dead-meat market, but the price of prime live-stock has been well maintained. The arri- vals of English stock have been good, while the number of foreign cattle exhibited to-day was somewhat small. The receipts of beasts from Norfolk were liberal, and comprised some good animals of great weight and character. The demand for choice beef ruled steady, and prime Scots changed hands readily at 5s. per 81b, but inferior and foreign stock tended downwards in value. Among the foreign animals exhibited were some fair Dutch and German beasts. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire we received about 1,450 Scots and crosses; from other parts of England, 480 of various breeds; from Scotland, 188 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, about 120 oxen, &c. There was a large number of Sheep in the pens, the greater pro- portion of which was shorn. The demand was scarcely so active as on Monday last, but prime stock maintained late rates, choice Southdown wethers having changed hands at 5s. 8d. to 5s. 10d. in the wool, and 4s. 10d. to 5s. shorn. Woolled sheep were rather difficult to dispose of, and were generally the turn in favour of buyers.' Lambs changed hands slowly at our quotations. Prime small Calves met a steady inquiry. Pigs were unchanged in value. Quotations, per 81b. to sink the offal :-Beef, 3s. 2d. to 5s. Od.; mutton, 3s. Od. to 5s. 10d.; veal, 8s. 10d. to 5s. 8d.; pork, 4s. 61. to 5s. 8d.; lamb, 7s. 6d. to 8s.
MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON PROVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 155 firkins Butter and 3,091 bales Bacon, and from foreign ports 18,046 packages Butter and 1,642 bales and 100 boxes Bacon. The continuance of cold easterly winds caused more business in Butter, and Dutch advanced to 120s. to 122s. There was an improved demand for Irish Bacon, and at the close of the week there was good business transacted in best Waterford at 73s. on board for sizeable meat; early in the week sales of Hamburgh meat were pressed at 2s. decline, say 633. landed, at the decline. There was a large business and the market closed firm. LONDON HOP, VoxD--Our market remains very dull, every description of hops continuing difficult of sale. The im- proved inquiry noticed last week as existing for the choicest new Americans has not been productive, so far, of any increase of business, buyers still refraining from operating, while arrivals from abroad continue so heavy. Yearlings of all kinds are un- saleable. Imports for the week ending 2nd April 1,104 bales, against 584 bales the previous week. The Continental markets show no change worthy of notice, trade being everywhere dull. New York advices to the 22nd ult. report no new feature in the market, which remains very quiet. Mid and East Kent £ 7 0. £ 9 5 £ 12 12 Wealds 6 0 7 0 8 0 Sussex. 5 12 6 6 6 13 Bavarians 6 6. 7 7 9 0 French 5 0 5 15 6 10 Americans 4 6 5 5. 6 0 Yearlings 1 10 2 10 8 15 LONDON SEED, MONDAY.—The deliveries of English Clover- seed continue very limited. The demand was good, and prices of fine qualities higher. Foreign red seed sold readily at rather enhanced rates. White Cloverseed remains scarce, and was held for very high prices. English Trefoil realised rather more money, and all useful foreign qualities were quite as dear. White Mustardseed. brought fully as much money, with a fair demand. Canaryseed realised previous rates readily. Grass seeds generally were in request at full rates. Foreign Tares were taken off freely at slightly over last week's currencies. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—The tone of the market for English wool has continued healthy, and prices have been well maintained, but business, at the same time, has been extensive. The new clip is now coming forward. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL. S. d. to ø. d. FLEECEØ-Southdown hoggets .per lb. 1 04 11 Half-bred ditto 13 14 Kent fleeces 1 3 1 8& Southd'n ewes and wethers ,> 10 1 l| Leicester ditto 1 2 £ 1 s| SORTS—Combing „ 1 3 1 8i Clothing 1 4 I 4£ HALIFAX WOOL & WORSTED, SATURDAY.-Only a very spare trade continues to be done in wool, prices for which are not quite sustained by holders. During the week there has been some disposition on the part of merchants to give out orders for yarns; but, practically, the yarn trade cannot be said to be any l etter. Some activity may be looked for in the piece trade, seeing that merchants are very low in stock. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—The supplies of Potatoes at these markets have been only moderate, nevertheless the trade has been quiet Lt about late rates. _M English snaws iaus. to is'is. per ton. English Regents 100s. to 120s. „ Scotch Regents 90s. to 110s. „ Scotch Rocks 75s. to 90s. „ BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SATURDAY.- Hides: 951b. and upwards, 4|d. to Od. per lb; 851b. to 941b., 4§d. to Od. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 4d. to Od. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 8$d. to Od. per lb; 561b to 641b, 4d. to Od per lb 55lbs and under, 4d to 01. per lb. cows, 8fd. to 0.1. per lb.; bulls. 3.1. per lb.; flawed and irregular, Sid. to 0,1. per lb.; horse, 7s. 0.1. to 13s. 6d. each. Calf: 171b. and upwards, 5Jd. perlb.; 121b. to 16)b., 7id. per lb; 91b. to 1Ub., 8!(\. per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 54d. per lb. Wools, A 1,83. 21.; A, 6s. 4d.; B, 4s. 10d. Pelts, Is. 5d. WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, & FAT MARKET, SATUR- DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4jd. per Th.; 851bs. to 941bs. 3Jd. to Od. per tb.; 751bs. to 841bs., Sd. to Od. per lb.; 651bs. to 741bs., Bid. per lb.; 561bs. to 64lbs., 3fd. per It). 551bs. and under, 3Jd. Cows, 651bs. and upwards, Sd. to Od. per tb.; 641bs. and under, Sid per Tb; bulls, 2d. to 2Jd per tb; flawed and irregular, 84d. to Od. per Tb; kips, 2|d. to 4 £ d. per IB; horse, 2s. 6d. to 13s. 9d. each. Calf: 171bs. and upwards, 5ld. per lb.; 121bs. to 16lbs, 7!d. per lb 91bs. to lllbs., 7sd. per lb.; light, nd. per lb.; flawed and irregu- lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, Os. Od. to Os. Od. each. Pelts, 1 s. 5d. Fat, 8d. to Sgd.
DISTURBANCES IN SPAIN. Madrid, April 5. Riotous resistance to the conscription was made yestei- day in the neighbourhood of Barcelona, and barricades were erected at Sanz, which, however, were easily taken by the troops. The rioters took refuge in the houses, which were attacked by artillery, and order was com- pletely restored by three p.m. Several persons were killed, and many wounded. Disturbances also took place in the suburbs of San Antonio, but were immediately sup- pressed.
THE ST. GOTHARD RAILWAY. Berne, April 5th. The people of Berne have, by a large majority, approved the decision of the Federal Council to pay a subscription of a million francs towards the completion of the St. Gothard Railway.
THE BRYNMAWR MURDER. At the Breconshire assizes, last week, D. Richards, an engine-driver, was indicted for the murder of Susannah Evans, at Brynmawr, on January 8. It will, no doubt, be remembered that on the night of January 7, the de- ceased went into the Black Lion, Brynmawr, while in a state of intoxication, and asked to be supplied with beer, which was refused. Some men, however, who were in the house gave her some, and she then got very abusive and was turned out of the house. A short time afterwards the prisoner was seen with the deceased under suspicious cir- cumstances. The two were next seen at a neighbouring cottage, where they asked to be allowed to warm them- selves, but the inmates declined to admit them, it being then considerably past midnight. In the morning the woman was found in an outhouse of the Black Lion, her head and face being very severely bruised. The medical evidence showed that death was produced by exposure to the inclement weather. The jury eventually acquitted the prisoner.
OSWESTRY. FIRE AT THE CAMBRIAN WORKS. Between one and two o clock last Wednesday week a fire destroyed the tarpaulin sheet manufactory at the Cambrian Works The building, owing to the foresight with which it had been planned, was situated at the extreme corner of the company's yard, detached from the main buildings and separated from them by a considerable distance. The men employed went to dinner at one o'clock. About half- past one the fire was discovered, an alarm was given and the hooter was sounded to call the men back to the works. Numbers of them rapidly reached the scene of the fire, and one of the corporation engines, the Protec- tor," was taken to the works; but it was evident from the inflammable nature of the materials within the building that nothing could save it from destruction. Before two o'clock the roof fell in, the windows were burnt out and nothing was left but the brick walls. The fire consumed a number of tarpaulin sheets, some in process of manufac- ture and others completed, a quantity of tar, vegetable black, and other materials. The cause of the fire is mere conjecture, and that is the spontaneous combustion of the vegetable black, which is liable to that danger if it be- comes damp. Mr Walker actively directed the operations of his men, who worked with great vigour EARL VANE'S TRAVELING CARRIAGE-A magnificent saloon carriage has been constructed at the Cambrian Works, at Oswestry, for Earl Vane, the chairman of the Cambrian Railways Company. The entire length of the carriage inside is 27ft. 6in. It is divided into three com- partments—a principal saloon, with a ladies' saloon at the one end, and a compartment for attendants at the other much in the style of the saloon carriages used by tha Queen and the Royal Family in her Majesty's journeys to and from the North. The central saloon is 10ft lon- 7ft. 3in. in breadth, and the height from floor to ceiling is 6ft. ioin.; the breadth of her ladyship's saloon is 7ft 3in by 5ft. 4in. in length; the attendants' compartment is the same size, and all are of uniform height. Between the chief saloon and the attendants' compartment is the entrance 2ft. 6in. in width; and of the same dimensions at the other end of the saloon, there is a lavatory, &c. The cen- tral saloon is upholstered in crimson velvet, with a pattern embossed upon it; couches covered with this material run from end to end. There is a long table of polished mahogany, with folding leaves at the sides, so that the table may be made extremely narrow, leaving a passage at each side, or widened at pleasure for the use of the travelers seated upon the couches. Above the plate glass windows there are small landscapes painted upon o-lass representing the seasons; spring exhibits some females and children crossing a river by a stepping- stone ford; summer, a farmyard scene, with hay- making; autumn, harvesting; and winter, a snow- covered farm. Each landscape has on either side a scroll neatly designed, of the rose, shamrock, and thistle. The ceiling is beautifully stencilled. The panels are polished mahogany, with mirrors, and the saloon is fitted with bell communication. Her ladyship's compartment has drab upholstery; the panels are maple, with walnut- wood mouldings; the ceiling is white, with similar mouldings, and stencilling of blue and gold. There is stained glass above each window; the rose shamrock, and thistle scroll supports an earl's coronet and the ribands bear the Welsh inscriptions, Heb Dduw heb ddim," Duw a digon," and Tra mor tra Brython." The attendants' compartment is upholstered in morocco leather. There are capacious lockers beneath the seats, a wine cellaret, and a refrigerator. All the windows are fitted with blue silk blinds. Ventilators near the ceilings may be opened or closed. The communicating doors slide they have glass amber-coloured handles and plates. The stencilling of the ceilings is upon prepared canvas. The saloons are beautifully carpeted. Light for n1O'ht traveling is supplied from six large lamps in the roof-two in the saloon, one in each of the compartments, and the other two in the passages between. Below the carpet is indiarubber a quarter of an inch in thickness, and there is also a layer of one-eighth of an inch between the two thicknesses of the boards of which the flooring is formed. The effect of this is to deaden sound. The exterior of the carriage is as handsome as the interior. The lower panels are in ultra-marine; the ironwork is of the same rich colour, relieved with orange and white. The upper panels are of white and gold. Earl Vane's coat of arms is painted on three panels on each side the carriage the central one on either side having supporters—with the motto, "Metuenda corolla dra- conis." The framework of the carriage is of great strength; between the framing and the body are indiarubber pads transverse iron stays, from side to side, are checked into a massive wooden framing. The under framing was cut out of one splendid Hereford oak, the whole of which just sufficed for the purpose. On the roof there is a capacious cistern, for the supply of water to the lavatory. Access to the cistern is obtained by steps at the end of the carriage, and safety in ascending is secure 1 by a neat iron balustrade. The carriage runs upon six of Mansell's patent clog wheels, with Bessemer's steel tires. Com- munication with the guard is obtaining by the ordinary mode adopted on the Cambrian railways—a cord upon pulleys running along the roof. Throughout the construc- tion of the carriage the object has been to combine the ornamental with the useful, and this has certainly been attained. The design is that of Mr Alexander Walker, manager of the Cambrian Works and locomotive superin- tendent, assisted by Mr Aston, the draughtsman. In design and workmanship the carriage reflects the utmost honour upon the Cambrian Works. It is about a twelve- month since Earl Vane gave the order for the carriage, and it has occupied some nine months in construction. On Monday the carriage was forwarded from Oswestry to York, en route for Lord Vane's seat in Northumberland.
THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. Apley Castle, Wellington, 2nd April, 1870. [The following letter has been addressed to the Editor of the Oswestry Advertizer.] SIR,-I have read a statement in the newspapers that I have resigned my seat at the Cambrian Board. Such statement is not correct. I have not resigned my seat. The facts are these "On Thursday, 31st ult., when at Oswestry, on my way to Crewe, I was taken very unwell. I therefore sent an official letter, by special messenger, to- Lord Vane (whom, I supposed, to be at Crewe), of which the following is the copy:— Wynnstay Arms, Oswestry, 31st March, 1870. My Lord,—I am much distressed that I am too unwell to. attend the meeting to-day. I can hardly hold up my head, and should be perfectly useless in an encounter with Phillpotts, Rawson, and Co. It is the more annoying as I had at consider- able expense procured the adjournment of a law case that was to have been tried in London to-day, in order to attend the meeting. Had I been present to-day I should have protested again against the monstrous resolution of the committee, call- ing upon every individual member of the Board to place his re- signation in the hands of the meeting. I contend that I am leally and morally bound to resist such proposal. Your Lord- ship knows that this time last year I was most desirous of being relieved of my responsibilities; now, however, in consequence of the agitation that has taken place, I am unable to obtain the consent of the large and substantial interest which I represent to relinquish my trust. With these few remarks, written in haste and in bed, I place myself again, as I did at Crewe in November last, in the hands of your Lordship and my col- leagues.—Faithfully yours, (Signed) R. D. PRYCE. To the Earl Vane. Lord Vane, like myself, was unfortunately indisposed, and had telegraphed me to this effect at Crewe, which message, I, being detained at Oswestry, never received. It will be evident that under these circumstances no re- signation on my part could take place, as I took special care to stipulate that I should place myself in his Lord- ship's hands, where I knew I was always safe. No one was authorized by me to make any other communication to the Board. How, then, it could be imagined that I had resigned my seat I am at a loss to understand. I had decided some time ago to give up the deputy-chairman- ship, and had stated that fact at the Board, hence, possibly, some confusion of ideas. I am proud to say I have the- unlimited confidence of his Lordship and my colleagues on the inland section. I represent a very large interest in that section, and I don't, therefore, hesitate to say that the attempt of the coast section to eject me from my seat was, under the circumstances narrated, hasty, indecent, and ill-considered—I am, sir, yours obediently, R. D. PRYCE, Deputy-chairman of the Cambrian Railway.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE ON THE HAWARDEN ESTATE. Soon after two o'clock on Saturday an alarm reached Chester that a fire was raging at Park Farm, which is in the occupation of Mr John Griffiths, Sir Stephen R. Glynne being the landlord. An engine, manned by the Chester Volunteer Fire Brigade, under Superintendent Noblet, was despatched at once, but by the time it arrived the fire had gained such mastery over the farm buildings and stacks that all hope of saving them was abandoned, and efforts were made to preserve the dwelling-house. The exertions of the brigade kept that building intact. The origin of the fire (which was discovered at half-past one o'clock) is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. The flames first burst out among the stacks, and were carried by the wind to the farm buildings. The buildings were insured in the Alliance for £ 1,200, and the farm pro- duce was insured in the Yorkshire for £ 2,000. The damage done is said to be from £4,000 to t5 000. The following were destroyed:—Stables, shippons, engine- house and engine, four stacks wheat, one stack oats, 120 bags of wheat in barns, a large quantity of guano, chaff- house, &c. A large quantity of wheat, &c., was damaged, and the furniture of the house was greatly damaged. The stock, with the exception of one cow, was saved.
BREAKFAST.-Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORT- ING. -The very agreeable character of this preparation has rendered it a general favourite. The Civil Service Gazette remarks:—"The singular success which Mr Epps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of-cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills.' Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold by the Trade only in i lb., lb,, and 1 lb. tin-lined packets, labelled—JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists,. London. A SERIOUS OBSTACLE TO AN EXECUTION.—The execution of the convict Rutherford, who is under sentence of death for the murder of a gamekeeper named Hight, on the estate at Eriswell of the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, is fixed to take place at Bury St. Edmund's Gaol next Mon- day. There are great doubts, however, as to the possi- bility of executing him, for he possesses a malformation of the neck. He was severely burnt when he was young, and now the chin is connected with his neck by a band of flesh in a straight line. Dr Macnab, surgeon to the gaol, fears that any attempt to hang the unfortunate man would be attended by prolonged suffering, and might cause a very unpleasant scene. Representations to this effect have been made to the Home Secretary but no reply has yet been received. Rutherford has made no confession of guilt, but does not deny it. Since his incarceration he has been taught to read, and he reads his Bible attentively He appears perfectly resigned to his fate. 'T'"
LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET.—TUESDAY. Red Wheat has been in only moderate request, at a DECLINE of ONE PENNY PER CENTAL; though in White descriptions the sales have been on a fair scale at the FULL RATES of Tuesday last. Flour very slow, at about previous rates. Beans, Peas, and Barley dull, without change. Oats and Oatmeal sold at full rates, stocks being small. Indian corn recovered from the depression of Friday last.
CTFBBENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK LANE. Shillings t? qT. Wheat, Essex and Kent (white), old 45 to 49 Ditto, ditto new 39 48 Wheat, Essex and Kent (red) old 44 45 Ditto, ditto new .37 43 Wheat, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire (red) old 45 46 Ditto, ditto ditto new 37 43 Barley „ 25 40 Beans 84 43 Oats, English feed 18 20 nuur, per sack 01 zeuiD, Town, juousenoids, 34s. to 40s. WORCESTER, SATURDAY.-At this day's market there was a fair supply of wheat, which sold slowly, at an advance of 6d. to Is. per qr. Barley held for rather more money. Oats fully as dear. Beans tending upwards. Peas neglected. SHREWSBURY, SATURDAY.—A moderate attendance, and trade limited. Barley was firm, but there was no change in pri- ces, and other sorts may be quoted as last week. BKIDGNORTH, SATURDAY.—There was a fair attendance of farmers, dealers, and millers. Business was rather flat, farmers holding out, and millers and buyers were very cautious in extend- ing their purchases, and on the whole there was but little busi- ness done. Quotations at the close of the market were as follow: White wheat, 6s. 6d. to 6s. lOd. per bushel of 721b; mixed wheat, red and white, from Os. Od. to Os. Od. per bush. of 721b red wneat, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 6d. per bushel of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 8d. per 38 quarts; grinding barley, 0s. Od. to Os. per bag of lOsc. Beans, 19s. Od. to 20s. Od. per bag of 12sc. Oats, 13s. 6d. to 17s. Od. per bag of 8sc. Vetches, from 7s. 6d. to 8s. Od. the imperial measure. Indian corn, 12s. 6d. to 12s. 9d. per sack of lOsc. Peas, seed, 18s. to 18s. 6d. per bag of lOsc. LLANGOLLEN, SATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows Wheat, 6s. Od. to 6s. 4d.; Barley, 5s. Od. to 5s. 3d.; Oats, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 6d.; Beef, 8d. to 10d. per lb Mutton, 8d. to 9el. j Veal, 7d. to 8d.; Lamb, 7d. to 8d.; Pork, 8d. to Od.; Butter, Is. 4d. to Is. 6d. per lb Eggs, 14 to 16 for a Is. Potatoes, 3s. Od. to 3s. 6d. per measure Fowls, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple; Babbits, Is. 6d. to Is. 9d. per pair. WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.—Quotations:—Wheat (per 801bs.) 6s. 6d. to 6B. 10d. j old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 40 qts.), 5s. 3d. to 5s. 9d.; Oats, (per bag), 16s. to 18s. Od.; Eges, 20 fOr Is.; Butter, Is. Sd. to Is. 41. per lb. Fowls, 3" 61. to 5s. 0.1. per con pie; Ducks, 43. Od. to 5s. 01. Potatoes, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 0d. per bushel
THE IRON, TIN PLATE, AND COAL TRADES OF SOUTH WALES. The quarterly meetings of the ironmasters being held during the week, a slight dulness has been evinced in the iron trade. In accordance with the general expectation, the principal manufacturers have not submitted to the least reduction in quotations, as was urged by some of the second-class houses and the probability is, that now prices are fixed for the quarter which is being commenced, purchases on both home and foreign account will be less restricted than they were in the last quarter. It is satis- factory to find that the works throughout the district continue well employed, and in the course of this month it is expected that a still greater accession of business will be received than has been experienced this year hitherto. From indications, it is pretty confidently concluded that the Russian demand will largely expand in the course of a month or so, and that to this district even larger engage- ments will be secured than was the case last year. Ame- rican requirements also continue large, and are likely to increase, and some clearances are being made to India. Welsh makers, therefore, look with confidence to a pros- perous time, in rail making particularly, and would, doubtless, not be much surprised if the productive capacity of their works were not tested to the full extent during the summer months. The home trade has yet suffered but little change either way, but it is believed that as it is now unmistakably obvious that there will be no remission of prices, home buyers are expected to enter the market more freely. Orders for relaying purposes have been long delayed, but they must eventually be given out. In bars and pigs there is a little more doing. The tin-plate trade is gaining additional firmness in pro- portion with the increasing demand, and with a continued restricted make, the trade must soon resume a satisfactory position. Makers, however, are rather uneasy as to the actual cause of the successive advances in the price of tin. Considerable activity is now looked forward to in the steam coal trade. Orders are coming in freely from the principal foreign markets, and now that the wages ques- tion has been satisfactorily arranged, there is little doubt that things will go on smoothly. The course which has been adopted by the men reflects credit upon their discretion and good sense, and shows that wise counsels have pre- vailed. In the house coal trade there is tolerable activity evinced, but unless some fresh contracts are shortly secured, it is likely there will be a slight falling off in the trade.
REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. (From the Mark Lane Express.) We have had a dry week, though mostly very cold, but the close was more genial, and indicated a favourable change. The absence of rain has enabled farmers to seed much of their ground, but there is yet a good portion of barley to be sown. It may, however, be none the worse for the delay. But while we of the South have been complaining of cold, Scotland has had a week of fine mild weather. On the Continent continued severity has been felt, the thermometer at Danzig having been 6 degrees Reaumur below zero at night. We have still to see how these changes will be felt by the crops, for they are too backward now to inform us. The wheat trade on the whole has been steady, a few places noting a rise, but the week closing with a promise of more genial times business became very inactive. We again note the more free de- liveries of farmers, last sales showing an excess of 11,711 qrs. above 1869, when prices on a good crop were 4s. high- er. But while the weather was too rough for field-work, which it was not at this time last year, we can easily account for farmers with their patience exhausted thrash- ing freely. Yet all through the Baltic they seem little influenced by English reports, supplies generally being smaller than expected, and the consumption increasing with the several populations. The sales of English wheat noted last week were 58,235 qrs. at 42s. 5d., against 46,524 qrs. at 46s. 5d. in 1869. The imports into the Kingdom for the week ending March 26th were 503,168 cwts. wheat, and 141,425 cwts. flour.
Prince Pierre Bonaparte, a Paris telegram states, was still at Auteuil on Monday. Rumours as to the City of Boston have prevailed during the week, but nothing has been heard of the missing vessel. Job Edwards, Wolverhampton, while in a state of somnambulism fell out of a third storey window into the street, and was seriously injured. The Record understands that the Archbishop of Canter- bury's progress towards convalescence rather disappoints the sanguine hopes of his numerous friends, and that he is about to remove for change of air and scene to the Con- tinent. This, however, is denied. The Rev. Brewin Grant, late Congregational minister, was on Sunday evening publicly admitted into the com- munion of the Church of England, the ceremony taking place at St. Luke's Church, Sheffield. William and Sarah Skeplehorne, who were convicted at a recent Old Bailey Session of having conspired to palm off an illegitimate child upon a gentleman named Ironside, were on Monday brought up for judgment. Each of the prisoners were sentenced to three months' imprisonment. At Norwich Assizes on Tuesday, Robt. Hardiment, con victed of bribery at the last parliamentary election, and also at the last municipal election, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for the latter offence; sentence on the former charge reserved to the Queen's Bench. Anthony Freestone and Henry Ellis, charged with bribery at the municipal election, were acquitted. The jury deliberated two hours and a half. A frightful scene was witnessed the other day in the Market Place of Henley-on-Thames. Mr Dence, a gentle- man about seventy years of age, was attacked by an in- furiated bull, carried some distance on the animal's horns, and was afterwards tossed and gored in a dreadful manner. No one in the crowd had the courage to attempt to save the poor old man, who was shockingly injured, and died shortly afterwards. INTERESTING EXPERIMENT.—Place on the upper bar of a grate with the heads projecting about one inch inwards, some ordinary lucifers—in a few moments they ignite. Then, in the same position, place a few of the Safety Matches of Bryant and May (which ignite only on the box), and it will be found that they will remain for hours-in fact, until the wood becomes literally charred-without taking fire. We look on this as a singularly interesting confirmation of the safety of the new match. Care must be taken in both cases to avoid actual contact with flame. ANOTHER MISSING SHIP.-About the 1st of December the iron-clad Atlanta (or Triumfo, as she was last chris- tened) left Philadelphia for Port au Prince. She had been purchased by the then existing Salnave Government of Hayti, and was officered by young men, nearly all of whom had formerly belonged to the United States navy. She had two Haytian senators on board, the wife of the commanding officer, and a crew of over a hundred men re- cruited in Philadelphia, making in all one hundred and twenty souls. Since the day she steamed down the Dela- ware to the ocean on her voyage to the West Indies nothing has been received from anyone on board.-New York Herald, March 16. ADVICE TO MOTHERS.—Are you broken of your rest by a sick child, suffering with the pain of cutting teeth go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of Mrs Winslow's Sooth- ing Syrup. It will relieve the poor sufferer immediately it is perfectly hannless; it produces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a button." It has been long in use in America, and is highly recommended by medical men. It is very pleasant to take; it soothes the child; it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or other causes, Be sure and ask for Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup. No mother should be without it.—Sold by all Medicine Dealers at Is. 1M. per bottle. London Depot, 205, High Holborn. SALE OF MR WEYMAN'S HORSES.-The horses in training belonging to the late Mr Weyman, were brought to the hammer, at Tattersalls on Monday last. The Colonel, 7 yrs, by Knight of Kars-Boanicea, winner of the Liverpool Grand National in 1869-70, put up at 1,000 guineas, was rapidly run up to 2,000, and was ultimately knocked down to M. Andre, who purchased him to go to France, for 2,600 guineas. Costa, 7 yrs, by Jordan-Tom Thumb's dam, was purchased by Mr Oldaker, for 200 gns. Lemondrop, by Sweetmeat-Tom Thumb's dam, became the property of Mr G. Stevens for 100 gns. Mr J. Wey- man purchased the filly by Lovatt, and the gelding by Skeffington, for 49 gns. each. A yearling colt by Stock- inger, was purchased by Mr Evans, for 15 gns. The amount realised by the sale was 3,013 guineas. CRICKET.—-PROPOSED ALTERATIONS OF LAWS.—Mr Fitz- gerald, the secretary of the Marylebone Club, sends to Bell's Life the following notice of proposed alterations in the laws of cricket:— Notice is hereby given that a special general meeting of the mem- bers of theM.C.C. will be held at the Pavilion, Lord's Ground, on Wednesday, May 4, at six o'clock p.m., for the purpose of consider- ng, and, if approved, of passing, the following alterations in the laws of cricket It will be proposed by the Hon F. Ponsonby-Ilin Law IX., after the words 'shall bowl,' to leave out 'four balls, and sub- stitute the words 'one over;' after the words 'to do, to leave out 'only once,' and substitute 'twice;' after the words same innings,' to add 'and no bowler shall bowl more than two overs in succes- sion,—"In Law XLIV., after the words 'four balls,' to add 'or other agreed number. Mr Fitzgerald adds—I may observe that this proposed change has been advocated by cricketers of young and old standing as likely to prove beneficial to bowlers. It fre- qently happens that a bowler changes ends, and finds himself of less account at his new end than he was at the first. By the existing law he cannot return to his original end during that innings. It is proposed that he should be allowed to change ends twice, but be is prevented from bowling three overs in succession, a course of proceeding which would be most distasteful at the tail end of the team. Hitters will understand my meaning—one over of the'slows may go far in good hands towards winning the match three overs in succession from the village Freeman or su- burban Tarrant may be quite another pair of boots."