SERIALS FOR APRIL. (First Batch.) THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. Mr Blanchard Jerrold'a singular story, the 'Christian Vagabond' is advanced two chapters, and M. Victor Hugo's romance has reached the eighth book of the secoml part. Sporting men will red with pleasure a paper this month on 'The Horse in Yorkshire before 1750;' and there is a capital sketch of the" coxcomb, and bore; the woak, vain, pushing, curious and garrulous"—and at the same time the most delightful of biographers— Boswell. Another article in the number gives a clever description of a cork model of a cathedral, under the title of 'A Wonderful Building.' In the 'Notes and Incidents' the death of Mr W. H. Dixon, "The Druid," is referred to. The loss to one branch of the world of letters will be great; and the readers of the Gentleman's Jlana- zine will miss the pleasant pen which recorded sports and pas- times for its p;i £ res. MACMZLLAN S MAGAZINE. We hope Mr A. Trollope is not writing too much for his fame ? He is certainly writing too fast for his renders Those who attempt to follow him must get confused as to who's who, especially as his heroes and heroines are not very striking in their individuality. And now he is going to add to the confusion by another story, Sir Harry Hotspur of Humbletliwaite,' for the columns of MacmiUaa. The new story will begin next month, and in the same number will appear the 'Poem of Eight hundred lines, by George Eliot,' we mentioned last month. The opening paper this month is a review, with extracts, of the volume of the letters of the late Sir George Corilev. all Lewis, recently published. The ex- tracts are well chosen, and the estimate of character formed by the author seems just. Sir George never was a great states- man, nor were his literary judgments always very sound — notably his opinion of Hallam, Macaulay, and Dickens. For all this he was a man whose place as a statesman and as an author the world cannot till every day. The Dean of Westminster con- tributes a 'Hymn on the Transfiguration' this month, and the 'Brave Lady' is concluded: so- by the wa)", is the volume. Macmillan's is one of the few magazines that can afford to com- plete a story with a volume, because it is one of the few serials that is worth the binding. SAINT PAULS. The 'Editor's Tales' this month contains the second put of the 'Spotted Dog;' and the novel from the same prolific pen, Ralph the Heir,' comprises three new chapters. There is an interesting paper on the subject of Our Rural Labourers' that farmers will be interested in. The paper, of course, is founded on the Commissioners' recent report. Of Shropshire the writer says "The diet of the labourer does not very much surpass that of his more southern comrade, but the cheapness of fuel makes a vast improvement in his general con- dition." Besides the papers we have mentioned, there are others on Soldiers' Wives, Colours of the Planets, &c., and the continuation of Mrs Oliphant's novel. BELGRAVIA. Miss Braddon is again in harness, and the first-fruits of her new novel, 'Fenton's Quest,' appears this month. Three chapters are given The Common Fever, -Mariner's Story, and Accepted. Air W. W. Tulloch writes of Easter in Rome, and Mr Sala describes an interview with Mr Ned Wright, of The Gospel Hall; the gentleman who seems to feel rather proud than otherwise of having been a thief and prizefighter. Mr Sala believes Wright to be thoroughly in earnest in trying to do good it would be bettor if lie would not make such a parade of his work and discontinue the plan of admitting the well-dressed public to see the animals' feeding at his 'Thieves' Suppers.' Another article is about Russia and Nicholas 1., and Mr Fitzgerald gives another of the Loves of Great Men. The number has several readable papers, and is well illustrated. TINSLETS MAGAZINE contains a jocular article on The Characteristics of 111 which gentlemen arc plea- santly chaffed. The writer affects to be astonished at the absorbing nature of sport, and says:—"One astonishing pecu- liarity about sportsmen is that they never seem to weary of the same thing, or of talking of it. They talk every incident of the day over and over again, and kill their birds five or six times each. One hears grey-headed men discuss their day's sport as eagerly as a girl does her first ball, and this after they have been doing the same thiD. year after year. A complete story in five chapters, one or two shorter tales, and the continu- ation of the two novels, complete the excellent shilling's worth Tinsley offers this month. CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL. From grave to gay, from lively to severe—aptly describes a part of Chambers's Journal. Here is an extract combining all the four styles :—"Mrs Banwell was a widow doubly so, indeed, for she had 'planted'two husbands --iteni, a retired butcher, and item a small money lender. Each had home fruit after his kind and Mrs Banwell lived comfortably on the produce, about four hundred a year. Wo called her, perhaps rather unkindly, the Vampire." Mr William Chambers gives his experiences of Mentone this month, in three chapters, and there are several readable stories and sketches, including The Last Escape from Siberia—The Pullman Hotel Express-The Fatal Bouquet, &c., &c. GOOD WORDS FOR THE YOUNG. If there should be, amongst our readers, a single parent who can afford to spend an additional sixpence a month on his children, and has never invested in this charming serial, the best advice we can give him is—Buy it at once The only danger will be that paterfamilias will want to enjoy it himself and so keep the junior branches waiting. In addition to the usual features, there are some especially nice bits of story and woodcut this month and the number altogether is quite worthy of the editor, Mr Macdonald, which is saying much. THE MILLION. This is a new serial for the benefit of "The Million," and providing for the scanty and hard-earned leisure of the many, such recreation as may be at once instructive and interesting." This is all very well, and no doubt 'the million' will support a serial whose boast is that it has "no aristocratic sympathies, no fashionable aspirations," but how about the coloured frontispiece to the part, giving, as it does, highly col- oured patterns of evening dresses that would be worth say, ten pounds each ? Are these for the million V or for such of 'the million' who are dressmakers CA>SSELL'S MAGAZINE. Of course first in importance comes the great author's clever story—Man and Wife, by Wilkie Collins-but when this is read there is much left that is readable. An American writes of the Beecher family there are some per- sonal recollections of Thackeray—always welcome; there is a tale in two chapters, Mrs Allonby and some words from Gari- baldi to his English friends. Then there are several very attractive pictures—and all for sixpence LONDON SOCIETY. The April number is as rich in pictures as ever, but the pictures are by no means the best feature of the book. There has been a wonderful improvement of late years in the stories and sketches, and now we can hardly say where a more attractive all round' serial than London Society, is to be met with. Tom Slender, this month, gives a story Of Allan Graham,' and there is a Story of aCashmere Shawl.' The Picca- dilly Papers, are, as usual, good, and there is a Romance of South Kensington, tc., &c. THE ARGOSY contains a very seasonable article on the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, in which it gives a good deal of information that is new, and corrects some erroneous im- pressions relative to the preparations for the struggle. The writer is of opinion that the virtues' exhibited in boat racing are not "produced at the expense of the young men's blood." Those who are not heartily sick of the Byron controversy will find Airs Stowe's Vindication' criticised, and denounced, in twenty pages of this month's Argosy, and the admirers of Johnny Ludlow—which of course include all his readers—will find him at his post. Mrs Wood's novel Betsy Rane' is con- tinued and there are two or three subjects treated in prose and poetry we have not mentioned. THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE. The leading features this month are The Uses of Fools,' a pregnant subject; At Rome,' by H. C. Merivale and the two continuous stories, 'Put Your- self in His Place' and Against Time.' Besides these there are a German Legend and an English Story, completed. Mr Reade, in the leading story, draws nice distinctions between the sexes, thus — •' Nature implants in woman a genuine love of off- spring that governs them unconsciously. It governs the unconscious child; it governs the half-conscious mother who comes home from the toy-shop with a waxen child for her girl and a drum for her boy. Men desire offspring—when they desire it at all—from vanity alone. Women desire it from pure love of it," ( To be continued.)
The health of the Bishop of London became worse last week and his lordship was recommended to abstain from business and leave London for at least a fortnight. The Poultry Chapel is to be sold, it is said, for £iO,ooO, and a new place of worship of great magnitude will be erected for Dr Parker on the site of Claremont Chapel, Pentonville, within two minutes' walk of the Angel. The Lancet contradicts on authority the rumour that the Archbishop of Canterbury has sustained a relapse. His grace is absolutely free from adverse symptoms; while the project of going abroad formed no part oi the Archbishop's intentions, or of his physician's advice. The Queen's letter, appointing the Rev. Charles Leslie to the bishopric of Kilmore, Elphin, and Ardagh, has arrived in Dub- lin. He will receive the revenues of the see up to January, 1871, but will retain the position of bishop in the Disestablished Church, and the revenue of the living of Drung, Kilmore, £ 683 per annum. The Lancashire Presbytery of the English Presbyterian Church, at their meeting last week, adopted an overture for transmission to the Synod, praying that Court to rescind so much of its deliverances as prohibit, or may be regarded as pro- hibiting, the use of instrumental music in public worship in churches connected with the denomination. A petition against the religious clauses of the Education Bill, signed by 5,173 nonconformist ministers — Congregationalist' 1,467; Baptist, 1,259; Unitarian, 202; Presbyterian, 124; Wes- 4 leyan Methodist, 87S; Primitive Methodist, 715; Methodist New Connexion, 116; United Methodist Free Churches, 267; Bible Christian, 112; other denominations, 33-has been pre- sented to the House of Commons. Among the alterations in the gaol at Cambridge is included a new communion table, respecting which a warm discussion en- sued at the Cambridge County Sessions. Colonel Wale described the table as a trumpery Popish innovation. There was a division of opinion in court, and ultimitately it was determined to refer the matter to the Bishop of Ely for decision. Sir Francis Crossley, M.P., who has just returned from the East in improved health, has given Z20,000 to the London Missionary Society £10,000 to the Pastor's Retiring Fund, societies connected with the Congregational body, and eio ooo to establish a fund for ministers' widows. The hon. baronet will in all probability resume his attendance at the House of Commons after Easter. There was a large congregation at the Unitarian Chapel, Little Portland-street, on Sunday morning, when a sermon was preached by Keshub Chunder Sen, the well-known leader at Calcutta of a society of Hindoo Theists, whose chief object is the destruction of idolatry and caste throughout the Indian Empire. The discourse, which was delivered with ease and fluency, was of an earnest and impressive character. It is stated that the passage in the speech of Bishop Strossmayer which most incensed the Ultras in the Roman Council was this-" You know not how to write three lines like the Protestant Guizot, and yet you would condemn his works and curse those who read them." The eloquent prelate is a Slavonian by birth, and is the son of working people. As Bishop of Agram, he is a great power in the East of Europe, and his liberality, as well as his influence, is unbounded. Although a comparatively young man, it is stated that he has already expended 700,000 florins in various religious and educational institutions.
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, May4, at six o'clock p.m., for the purpose of consicier- ng, and, if approved, of passing, the following alterations in the laws of cricket:— It will be proposed by the Hon F. Ponsonby—"In Law IX. after the words'shall bowl," to leave out 'four balls,' and sulv 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 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 he is prevented from bowlingthreeoversinsuccession, a course of proceeding wlaeh would be most distasteful at the tail end of the team" Hitters will understand mv meanincr-one over of the"slows may go far in good Lands towards winning the match; thrte over" In succession from the village Freeman or su- buroan Tarmnt may be another pair of boots."
The Pall Ifall Gazette says- The Daily Telegraph has described the University Boat Bace in the "grand style" peculiar to that journal. It would, per- haps, be incorrect to say that the leading article of Thursday is a remarkable production for the Telegraph, but it is quite safe to say that the workmanship displayed in it is altogether beyond the skill of any other journalist. We read with admiration the marvelous descriptions of this marvelous writer, and as we read we forget for the moment that sobriety and common sense are generally demanded in composition. Genius has a sphere of its own into which criticism may not enter; and so when we are told that the east wind has sheathed the subtle knives with which it has been stabbing us for a fortnight;" that Wednesday was a blue day" in the air as well as upon the water that a "mass, a cloud, a mountain of dark humanity a continuous coast of excited people had shut the river in with a cliff of life," and that every bridge looked as if it had been built of living creatures,—we remember that there are some writers in the London press who are not to be judged by ordinary rules. Nevertheless, we may reasonably ask, perhaps, what a man means by saying that this year the toughest muscles by a fibre or two, and the stoutest hearts by a drop or so of generous young blood, sit in the Cambridge boat?" what by saying that "the atmosphere of the day is purified by the high character of the contest f And where is the poetry hidden that lurks in the statement that the Cambridge vict ry was shouted like a prean —like a phrase of personal joy up and down those banks of black life, with the myriad pale specks which are faces, and the count- less blots of purple and turquoise which are feminine partisans ?" The Pall ilfall Gazette says- One of the Indian papers quotes the following beautiful stan- zas from a poem addressed by Rajah Kali Krishna Bahadoor to the Duke of Edinburgh, describing the Galatea as the ship ap- peared on the night of H.R.H.'s ball The lights were is a constellation bright, But chief Earl Mayo and the new-made knight, The youngest Star of India—England's Prince Like sun and moon their splendour did evince; Sweet music, played with such enehanting art, Awoke responses in each list'ner's heart. The ladies were as jewels—each a pearl Fit for a king to wear. The noble Earl Was as the diamond and the rubv red Was typified by our young Duke—Alfred. The following are extracts from the Farmers' Catechism, the printer of which has been summoned under the Coercion Bill:- 3rd—Thou shalt not take the name of thy landlord nor agent in vain. nor speak lightly of us, no matter what we do for we will not hold them guiltless who taketh our name in vain. 4th-Remember that thou art a tenant at will; 3G5 days shalt thou labour and do all that thou hast to do; but the 1st day of November in each year is our rent day, in which thou shalt do no manner of work till you reach our office and pay us to the uttermost farthing. 5th -Honour thy landlord and thv agent with hat and hand, and be punctual in your payments, so that thy days may be lone in the farm which we give unto thee. & 6th Thuu shalt not kill any of our game. 9th—Thou shalt not murmur or complain against us "r ex- pose our misgivings in courts of law or through the publicpress but endure with all patience, forbearance, and long suffering so that thou mayest be called a profitable servant. These are given as the landlord's commandments. In the previous portion of the catechism the tenant is made to say that he belie%,e,, no land must exceed 2os. per acre, no matter what quality," and that he is ready if needs be to stand his opponents to the face in the hour of battle, for he who would not fight for his bread would not fight for his sovereign." ° According to the Oxford Chronicle, in a lecture on "Eng- lish Universities," delivered at Philadelphia, Mr Goldwin Smith said, in reference to the residence of the Prince of Wales as a student at Oxford ;—"I see scandal is busy with the name of the Prince of Wales. Evil reports about him fill our transatlantic telegrams and our news- papers at this moment. I lived, even when I was in Eng- land, far from the Court, and I cannot say how much of this scandal is true or how much is false I can only say that it is all loathsome. But this I know, that some false reports have been circulated and eagerly believed and, moreover, that no class of people is more likely to swallow and propagate scandal about royal personages than those who, when brought into contact with royalty, or when they expect any advantage from its power, are most ser- vile in their adulation. The conduct of the Prince of Wales as a student at Oxford was in every respect unex- ceptionable. Yet even at that time there were rumours that he was leading a vicious life. I was once anxiously interrogated as to their truth by aperson of eminence who had heard them on what he believed very good authority. I ventured to express my conviction that they were utterly iintriie and subsequent inquiry perfectly satisfied me that my conviction was well founded. There are some who avow their conviction that hereditary institutions have played their allotted part in the development of humanity, and that they are now ceasing to be necessary or useful to mankin-I; and who wish to see them speedily withdrawn from the scene, because while they linger on they prevent us from turning our attention to the defects and liabilities of the elective principle, which, in its turn, requires regulation, lest, in the place of the tyranny of kings, which is now fast becoming a shadow, and is quite one in this new world, should arise a tyranny of the sovereign people. But the most irrational and ignoble course of all is to keep royalty alive and at the headof the nation, and at the same time to exult in degrading it, and the nation with it, by scandal and abuse." ° The Pall Mall Gazette calls the attention of Government to the following advertisement which appears in some of the papers:— Brilliant chance of fortune. Original Government Prize Bonds admitted for sale and play in all countries. The blessing of God with Cohn The latest issue of prize bonds comprising another considerable increase of prizes, amounting to an a»gre°-ate capital of nearly four millions. The drawing effected undeAhe guaranty and superintendence of the Government. Commence- ment of the drawing on the 28th inst. An original authentic }■oyernment Bond costs only ten shillings sterling (no pro- hibited jcrip->), and I am entrusted by the Government with the transmission of the said original bonds to all parts of the world against post-paid remittances of post stamps or bank bills. Only prizes to be drawn. No number winning less than the value of ten shillings. The official drawing list and the amount of prizes to be forwarded under guaranty of the Government immediately after the termination of the drawing to every client in strict secrecy. My establishment is notoriously of above fifty years standing and the most fortunate, having had in this neighbourhood to pay the greatest prizes, as 300,000, 225,000, 150,000 125,000 repeatedly 100,000, lately the first prize's,anil on the 29th of last month again the greatest prize of all Belfast Laz. Sams. Colm in Hamburg, Chief Office, Banking and Ex- change business. 4483. The advertisement was sent to us and our local contem- poraries, two of whom, we see, have accepted it—ignorant we are sure, of its real meaning. ° An interesting historical and archaeological discovery has just been made in Paris. Near the Pantheon, on the high ground known as the Montagne Sainte Genevieve a Roman amphitheatre has been partly brought to light by the excavation of the ground under which it has for cen- turies been buried. On the side which has been laid bare scarcely any of the stone seats remain, but the supporting walls are in excellent preservation. Two of the recesses in which the wild beasts were kept are also to be seen The Sierle is of opinion that at anv cost this fragment of antiquity should be preserved and it points out°that the arena when entirely cleared might be advantageously made use of for public meetings. The terms of the will of the late Earl of Derby have just been made known. The personalty was sworn under £ 250,000. To the countess he bequeathed an immediate legacy of £:3,000, and an annuity of £ 3,000 to the present earl is devised the manor of Knowsley, with the estates of Huyton, Eccleston, and Bickerstaff, and the other estates in Lancashire, Cheshire, Westmoreland, Yorkshire, and Middlesex. The second son, the Hon. F. A. Stanley, gets the Irish estates, with the option of taking, within six months, the sum of £ 125,000 in lieu thereof. Legacies are also left to the testator's cousins, nephews, and other relatives, and annuities to his groom and valet. The Hon. Grantley Berkeley makes merry over the "bright vagaries" of the conclave of "April philoso- phers "—Mr P. A. Taylor, Mr Jacob Bright, and Mr White- -who are ambitious to 'settle the Game Law diffi- culty. Mr Berkeley denies the statement in the preamble of this wild document" as to the excessive quantity of game for game of all descriptions, from the woodcock to the deer, has, he affirms, of late immensely decreased. ,Equally untrue is it, according to Mr Berkeley, that game tempts to crime, any more than the trinkets, meat, and bread, which are displayed in the windows of jewelers, butchers, and bakers. The conclusion of the letter is in perfect keeping with the above arguments and assertions. I cannot," he says, "help laughing to see that the wise 'LiberaL, as they call themselves, in one session pass a law for the preservation of 'gulls,' which are not food for the people, thoagh a 'bird,' perhaps, 'of a feather' with their protectors, and on the next seek to break down and abolish a protective enactment which gives to the masses an immensity of food and vast employment, and keeps the nobleman and the esquire upon their estates, to the great benefit of the surrounding poor, and in the most extreme contrast to the absenteeism which has been one of the banes of Ireland." It is stated that the London Young Men's Christian Association has requested the Rev. S. Minton to resign the vice-presidency of two of its branch societies, because he preaches against the eternity of evil! Mr Minton is an excellent clergyman, of a pronounced "Evangelical" type, but a Mr R. C. L. Bevan threatened to withdraw his subscription if the offending vice-president were not discarded, and therefore the "Christian young men gave him notice to leave them-they, no doubt, who believe in eternal punishment, being ever so much holier than he, whose faith in God's mercy forbids him to hold this dis- puted creed. When orthodoxy—plus Mr Bevan's subscrip- tion-was weighed against Christian charity, the latter had little chance. Be it recorded, however, to the honour of the minority, that the motion was only carried by eight to seven. And as the numbers were so nearly matched, it is fair to suppose that if all the members could be can- vassed the decision would be reversed.
We are informed that the Great Eastern left Aden on the 7th inst., all well, for Liverpool. The National Debt, which was 4829,717,645 in 1851, is now £ 801,406,563. The Queen has declined, through the Home Secretary, the in- vitation to inaugurate the Belfast Albert Memorial. The steamship City of Durham left Queenstown on Friday week for a cruise off Crookhaven to search for the steamer City of Brussels. Mr Kennaway, a conservative, was on Saturday elected with- out opposition for East Devon. He takes the seat vacated by Lord Courtenay, who is also a conservative. It is stated that 200 members of the House of Commons have signed a memorial to the Premier urging him to deal with the question of the ballot during the present session. A arwiekshire butcher, who had been previously convicted, has been sent to prison for three months for sending putrid beef to the London market. The New York papers express a hope that the victorious Cambridge crew will go over to the United States and row against Harvard. The election of Captain Greville-Nugent for Longford has been declared void, on the ground of corrupt practices on the part of his agents, each party to pay their own costs. A rather severe shock of earthquake was felt at Comrie, in Perthshire, about midnight on the 7th inst. A sound like the 11V, itv distant thunder was heard beyond Comrie. li'e office of private secretary to the Queen, which was so well ir late General Grey, has been conferred by her .Majesty upon Colonel Ponsonbv, one of her equerries in waiting. The Captain-General of Cuba, General Caballero Rodas, has telegraphed to Madrid that the Cuban insurgents had been de- feated in several engagements, and were dispersing and sur- rendering in all directions, and that the rebellion is morally at an end. • The Duke de Montpensier has been judicially examined relat- ing to his duel with Den Enrique de Bourbon, and has been placed under arrest at his own residence to await the prosecution which is ordered to take place. A sanctimonious scoundrel has been arrested at Bilston. He went about the country visiting widows, as his "special mission," but with the ulterior purpose of robbing them. Sometimes he represented himself as a dissenting minister, and he was dressed in black, with a white neckcloth. More than 30,000 votes were recorded at the election of guardians in St. Pancras last week, and the scrutiny was com- pleted on Saturday. Of eighteen candidates started by the Ratepayers Association in opposition to the members of the late Board, twelve were successful. The London correspondent of the Glasgow Herald says that Ntr Disraeli will not be present at the Perth banquet to Sir William Stirling Maxwell, and has not been invited, there being no wish on the part of the promoters of the demonstration to give it more than local significance. The athletic sports between competitors of Oxford and Cam- bridge universities took place on Thursday, at Brompton. The representatives of Oxford were victors in the majority of the contests. The single-handed billiard match was won by Mr Lascelles, the Oxford representative. The Cape mail steamer Norseman has arrived with dates to the 5th of March. The Imperial Government's policy of with- drawal of the troops is not received with favour in the colony. It has been discussed in both houses of the Legislature, and con- demnatory motions adopted by large majorities in each chamber. At Hull, a woman named Usher, quarreled with her brother, and the father, an old man of seventy-five, interfered. In a moment of excitement the daughter pushed her father down- stairs, causing such severe injuries that he died shortly after- wards. The woman, on seeing what she had done, attempted to commit suicide. A singular wedding recently took place at Newbury, the bridegroom, .Tames Farr, aged sixty-two years, being drawn by his bride in a Bath chair through the streets, to and from his house and the church. On his return to his home after the marriage ceremony, Farr exclaimed that he could now die happy. He expired in a few days, having survived his marriage only a week. A singular claim for exemption from service on a grand jury was made at the Surrey sessions. A journeyman carpenter and a gentleman's servant begged to be excused from attending on the ground that they were not their own masters. They had, however, filled in their description in the jury list as "gentle- men," and the chairman refused to release them from serving. A telegram from Toronto by Atlantic Cable announces that the Canadian Government has received notice from the British Minister at Washington of an intended Fenian raid along the whole frontier on the 15th inst. The authorities are said to be fully prepared for any movement that may take place. A very shocking occurrence is reported from Todmorden. At an early hour on the 8th instant, a farmer named Hirst, whilst suffering from delirium tremens, made an onslaught with a carving knife upon his wife, two sons, and two daughters, all of whom were injured, the two daughters and one of the sons seriouslv. A fight took place on Friday week between seven men who were poaching in the Tay, near Perth, and six watchers. The latter made free use of their sticks, and after the struggle one of the poachers was found dead, but it is asserted by the watchers that the man was drowned, and this account is believe;! to be correct. An inquiry into the matter was begun, and the watchers were remanded for further examination. The burgesses of Bridgewater profess to be as muchastonisherl as they are indignant at the proposed disfranchisement of the borough. In some respects the proceeding is a hard one, although its strict justice nobody out of Bviilgewater can for a moment doubt. The hardship complained of is that the nine hundred new electors, only eighteen of whom took bribes, should be punished for the sins of the old constituency. A shocking tragedy was enact, d at a place called Prinlaws, in Fifeshire, on the 6th instant. A man named Wyse, a rabbit- catcher, shot his wife through the heart, and afterwards, re- loading the gun, shot himself. Death in each case was instan- taneous. A son, who worked in the neighbourhood, on going home to dinner, found the bodies lying in a pool of blood. Wyse had for several days previous displayed signs of great mental excitement. Mrs Chinnery, the wife of a tradesmen in the Ilornsey-road, last week made a statement to the Clerltenwell police magis- trate, from which it appeared that her domestic servant had left the house, taking her mistress's infant, which was about a year and four months old. She went out on an errand on Mon- (lay morning, and had not returned. A description of both servant and child had been circulated by the police, but with no successful result. The horrible difficulty about the neck of the convict R utter- ford, and the possibility or non-possibility of hanging him properly, has been settled by a reprieve, which the Home Secretary granted on Saturday, on the authority of a report signed by three medical men, which stated that Rutterford could not be hanged by the ordinary means, and that there was great risk of failure and prolongation of suffering. At the Manchester City Police Court last week, Henry Turner, of Shudehill, hop merchant, appeared in answer to a summons, charging him with having, on or about the 3rd day of May, 1S69, sold a certain quantity of hops, to wit, twenty pockets, without having marked on the said pockets the true name of the grower, tie parish, and county in which the said hops were grown, and the year in which such hops were actually grown. He was fined zE176, the value of the hops, in one case, and £ 10 lis. 6d. in another. The Rothschilds of Paris have just been made the victims of an extensive robbery by one of their principal clerks. One day the culprit did not appear at the bank, and suspicion having been aroused, ah investigation was made into his accounts. The result showed defalcations to the enormous extent of 2,090,000 francs, equal to £ 80,000. Another report states that the defalcations are expected to reach 3,000,000 of francs. The absconding clerk is a German, named Tassius, and documents have been discovered proving the complicity of a Prussian doctor. The Dundalk police have lost no time in bringing into operation that portion of the Peace Preservation Act which relates to the press. A day or two ago a printer named Mat- thews was summoned before one of the magistrates of that town for printing a sheet entitled The Farmers' Catechism," con- taining seditious matter. On his expressing his ignorance as to its being a seditious or treasonable publication he was allowed to stand out on bail, with the intimation that he would only be again called upon to appear in the event of his not discon- tinuing the sale of the Catechism." Mr Inman states, in a letter to one of the shipping news- papers, that there is not an officer in the company's service that believes that the City of Boston has foundered in any gale of wind. Ships have arrived safely which were in the very worst storms that have happened in the Atlantic since January, and as the build of all the steamers is alike, it is assumed that what the City of Baltimore and other vessels encountered without damage, must also have been safely encountered by the City of Boston. If the missing ship is lost, Mr Inman and all connected with the company^ have no difficulty in attributing it to running into ice in the vicmity of Cape Race. Great excitement was occasioned last week by the discovery of the body of a young lady at Maidstone. It appears that as far back as the 23th of February a young person, named Mary Jane Brown, left her residence in the Sandling-road, Maidstone; she was about nineteen years of age she did not return, and on the following day her bonnet was found on the Barrack Pier at Maidstone. A search was made in the Medway for her body, but without avail. On Friday Sergeant Rolls, of the borough police, discovered the body floating in the water at Arlington Rock, her clothes very much disarranged, and her body much decomposed. Henry Smith, In.,t, of a barge, hoard screams from the direction of the Barrack Pier, and afterwards a splash in the water. The police are making active enquiries. The shooting of the Canadian Scott by the Red River insur- gents has excited much indignation in Canada. A mass meeting was held at Toronto last week, under the presidency of the mayor, at which resolutions were passed culling upon the Government to take energetic measures to put down the re- bellion and to punish Scott's "murderers." Similar meetings arc to be held at Montreal and other towns. Riell, the presi- dent of the insurrectionary Government at Fort Carry, will no doubt find ere long that in shedding blood he and his followers not only committed a crime, but a blunder. In the Canadian Parliament the premier has announced that a policy of action will be adopted. Sir Stafford Northcote, who goes to Canada on an amicable mission in connection with the rebellion, sailed from Liverpool for Portland, on Thursday, in the steamer Moravian. An extraordinary charge of fraud was preferred against a manufacturer named Warburton, at Leeds, last week. Warburton was in partnership with Mr Lister, proprietor of a number of silk-spinning mills in Yorkshire and elsewhere, and it is alleged that he has defrauded Mr Lister to the amount of £15,000. A number of letters were produced which showed that Warburton's brother was implicated in the frauds. In these letters 'the brothers laid their plans as to how they could most effectually "bone" Mr Lister. "Do him I can and will, "wrote the prisoner, if you will only push the right way and help," Now Joe," you know my plans," he wrote another time; "let me have your opinion, but the 'tin' will suit me better-tin tin tiii the blessed dollars, Joe The prisoner was remanded. On Saturday afternoon, Mr Morley, M.P., presided over a conference of liberal members of Parliament and a body of school teachers belonging to the Nonconformist, Church of England, and Wesleyan schools in the metropolis, at which the religious difficulty" in the education question was fully dis- cussed. On two points the teachers were nearly, if not quite, unanimous, viz.—that the present system of Bible teaching in the metropolitan schools had not prevented parents from sending their children to be taught, and that a time table for religious instruction ought not to be adopted. A general belief was ex- pressed that it would be practicable to work a conscience clause in school hours, so that any child might be put to other lessons whilst the religious teaching was in progress, if the parents so desired. A double murder is reported by the New York papers. On the night of the 20th March the charred remains of a man named Lunger and his wife, residing in Ulysses, Tompkins county were found in the ruins of their house, which had been burned down. The skull of the man exhibited a fracture, and it was discovered that his daughter and a man named Ferguson were missing. The girl was traced to a hotel in Pony Hollow, Schuyler county, where the man had left her. She said that Ferguson came to the house on the Sunday night, and murdered her father and mother with an axe whilst they were in bed. He then set fire to the house and compelled the girl to go with him. Love for the girl and the opposition of the parents is sairl to have been the cause of the crime. Ferguson has been arrested in Pennsylvania and is now awaiting his trial. A meeting of the National Education Union was heid on Friday week at St. James's Hall, in favour of "the liberty of religious teaching" in schools. The Earl of Shaftesbury, who presided, said it was a national disgrace to propose to exclude the Bible from schools. He denied that there was any religious difficulty. Speaking from his own experience, he knew that the working classes were in favour of religious teaching. Mr Thos. Hughes, a member of the Education League, said it was never a part of the original programme of the League to exclude religious instruction. The Marquis of Salisbury strongly urged that all minor religious differences should be waived in order to secure a national system in which religion would be distinctly recognized. 10 He complained that the exclusion of religious teaching was a violation of the rights of conscience. Secular education he de- scribed as a part of a pagan system enforced bv pagan teachers, and the agitation in favour of it was, he said, part of a general movement directed aiainst religion. Mr Charles Buxton, M.P Mr T. Chambers, M.P., and Mr W. H. Smith, M.P., also spoke. A petition to parliament was adopted.
At the Central Chamber of Agriculture last week a motion was made by Captain Craigie, to the effect that to secure educa- tion in rural districts a certificate should be required of every child to be employed in agriculture. The motion was lost, the majority of the members being of opinion that compulsory attendance at school up to ten years of age was sufficient. The chairman, Colonel Tomline, M.P., contrasted the want of success i-i- P1,rs ,°f Agriculture in securing attention to their political objects with the influence of the Chambers of Com- merce, as seen recently in the matter of the Chinese Convention. 10 FATTEN A CALF.—It has usually been thought impracti- cable to fatten a calf properly without giving him milk fresh from the cow. Milk is the best type of food for the young animal, because it possesses all the constituents necessary to build up every part of its system, and in the most soluble and digestible condition. Now, any food containing the requisite constituents, in a soluble condition, easily given in a liquid state, may be sub- stituted for the new milk. Hay tea is sometimes used to bring up a calf. This is the soluble constituents of the hay obtained by cooking. But the best food to fatten a calf, without whole milk, is oil meal, molasses, tn(I skiin-rrilk for the first two weeks, after which a little oat or barley-meal may be added. We have often made calves weigh 120 to 140 lbs. at four weeks old on this food. We have one now that weighs 125 lbs. at that age, never having had any new milk after the second day. Molasses may, perhaps, be considered a new food for this purpose, but, when fully understood, must be regarded as an important one. It is very soluble and easily assimilated by the young animal. Liebig is of opinion that starchy food is first converted into sugar before being assimilated by the animal. We all know how rapid- ly sugar enters into the circulation of the system. Sugar is found to take the place of animal fats in cold climates in keep- ing up the heat of the body. It may be considered as a substitute for the oil of the milk used in making butter. Oil meal is rich in muscle-forming food and phosphates with some remaining oil. its constituents are mostly soluble and easily assimilated as food. Oil meal should be scalded, and allowed to form a thick mucilage before being mixed with the skimmed milk. The molasses may be added directly to the milk, and the whole should be blood warni when given. The proper quantity for a young calf is a table-spoonful of oil meal and the same of molasses, divided into three parts, for one day's feed, added to the refuse milk. At the end of the first week each may be in- creased, and at 10 days a spoonful of molasses and the same of oil meal may be given at each feed. At the commencement of the third week a spoonful of oat or barley meal may be added to each feed, but this should be cooked. This food, together with v i"v.n 'n,i °f mother, will make an excellent calf for the butcher at five weeks old. Now the whole expense of this extra food is not more than one-tenth of the value of the butter made from the milk saved. At present prices it will cost less than one dollar for five weeks; and an early calf of the weight mentioned will bring from 10 to 14 dollars. The molasses may be of the cheapest sort, but there is none better than sorghum for this purpose.— Rural New Yorker.
CAMBRIAN POLITICS. The Calvinistic Methodists, sometimes in England known as the Welsh Presbyterians, are decidedly the most numerous and important religious body in the Prin- cipality. The church was founded in 1735 by Howel Harris, of Trevecca, in Brecknockshire, a gentleman who had intended to take orders in the Church of England, but was so shocked at the impiety which he witnessed among the students at Oxford that he abandoned his pur- pose, and, returning to his native place, exerted himself for the salvation of sinners with such success that in the course of four years no fewer than three hundred societies were formed in South Wales. He was joined by several ministers who left the Established Church, became itiner- ants, and diffused the Gospel very widely in a country ants, and diffused the Gospel very widely in a country which but for their efforts must have remained in the grossest state of ignorance. The Wesleyan Methodists, also, the Independents, and other Presbyterian com- munions, have a -considerable hold upon the population, insomuch that seven-eighths of the nation are noncon- formists. Though six centuries have elapsed since the annexation of the Principality to the English crown, the Welsh people still speak a language of their own, and of course have peculiar interests of race and opinion yet until within the last year -or two they have been practically almost without a political existence. The patrician class have had little sympathy with nonconformity, and by their para- mount material influence have been able so to manage the people as to leave them without a public voice. The late extension of the suffrage, however, astonished the good old families who, by a kind of prescription, had repre- sented themselves in the senate, but who have since given place to men possessing a better comprehension of true Cambrian sentiment and interest. The great Lancashire seaport—which in a certain sense may be regarded as the metropolis of Wales, since within a radius of three miles round the Liverpool Exchange there are perhaps more Welsh people than could be found in any equal area on the face of the globe—is the headquarters of an active "Welsh Reform Association," which has just completed the second year of its labours. And otherwise there are symptoms of the formation of a compact Welsh national party, which may be expected to figure in the future as decidedly, if not as prominently, as the Scotch or Irish members. The Cambrians are a religious people, and take a parti- cular interest in the ecclesiastical questions now cropping up. In moving for the disestablishment and disendow- ment of the Welsh Church, Mr Watkin Williams has nine out of ten of the people of the Principality behind him. They conceive their grievance to be even greater than that of the Irish people two years ago and the anomalies in their midst are certainly not much less glaring or vexa- tious. Upon the Education Bill they claim a hearing, since, while the dissenters in Wales number seven-eighths I of the population, two-thirds of the schools of that coun- try are under the control of the Established Church. The result of their experience is to leave them little faith in a conscience clause, and to urge them to seek that schools established and supported by public rates shall be unsec- tarian. though they have no wish to see the Bible excluded. Opposed as they are to a State religion, they'would resist the introduction of its principle in the form of concurrent endowment; and they woidd also secure themselves against unfair influence by demanding that local school boards should be elected directly by the ratepayers and by ballot. Religious tests in the universities they also de- nounce as favouring men of elastic consciences, and opera- ting to exclude msn of integrity from distinction which should be honourable in the competition as in the goal. The influence of the great Methodist revival upon politics would be an interesting subject in the hands of an able essayist. Recorder. -I
The people of Holywell are talking of getting a proper water supply, and at a public meeting recently held it was decided that the work should be undertaken by a private company, and not by the Local Board. As usual, there is some question as to the quantity and quality of the water.
Lord Chief Justice Bovill has been a guest at Wynn- stay. A movement has been set on foot for erecting a sana- torium and cottage hospital at Rhyl. The Ruabon Water Bill was read a third time and passed in the House of Commons last week. The employes in the Shrewsbury district of the Great Western Railway have collected 28, and sent it as a dona- tion to the Salop Infirmary. Some miscreants entered a stable at Worthen the other day, and stabbed a horse fatally, and cut off the tails of several cattle, the property of Mr Vaughan, of the Oakage. Mr A. H. Brown and Mr E. M. Richards were amongst the guests at the Speaker's Dinner last week. Sir Watkin Wynn and Mr Watkin Williams attended the subsequent levee. According to a contemporary, it was recently proposed by one of the members of the Llandudno Local Board, that two bands be allowed to play on the parade "at equal distances from each other Through the exertions of Mr Low and Mr Halliday, who met some of the men and talked matters over with them, the strike at Vron colliery has terminated, and work is resumed at former wages, the present state of trade not allowing of an advance. Mr Daniel Rasbotham, of Gresford, met with an acci- dent whilst hunting with Sir Watkin's hounds last week. He was taking a low hedge near Brynygrog, when the horse fell, and Mr Rasbotham had his thigh broken in two places. Mr Henry Da vies, bookseller, proprietor of the "Looker On," has just received a handsome testimonial, in the form of a silver tea-service, presented to him in considera- tion of his services during the past forty years in promoting the study of Welsh music in Cheltenham. At the Wiginore petty sessions last week a miller named Cox was convicted of clandestinely removing goods with intent to defraud his landlord. Defendant was ordered to pay £:32, double the amount of the goods, and a half-year's rent, in a week, or to be imprisoned for six months. A Bombay telegram, dated November 9, announces the arrival of Lord Napier of Magdala, to take the com- mand-in-chief of the Indian army. His predecessor, General Sir W. R. Mansfield, was to leave for England the following morning. A "remnant of antiquity" is to be removed from the Beast Market, Wrexham, by order of the Highways Committee. At their meeting last week, they resolved to remove the stocks but we are glad to see that a minority opposed the proposal. A fine of 5s. and costs is too often a mere farce, and we fancy there would be less drunken- ness if the wholesome old punishment of the stocks were revived. Richard Peake, the landlord of the Holly Bush Inn, Cefn, has fallen a victim to drink. He had been a teetotaller for ten days previously to Bangor Races, but came home from that meeting the worse for drink. Next morning he drank five half-pints of brandy in an hour, and by five o'clock the same afternoon he was dead. The jury returned a verdict of Died from excessive drink- ing." The Right Hon. John Bright, M.P., whose health con- tinues steadily to improve, arrived at Llandudno on Saturday, rooms having been engaged for him at the St. George's Hotel. He is accompanied by Mrs Bright. His medical advisers are of opinion that it would not be de- sirable for him to resume his parliamentary duties I during the present session. Amongst the benefactions to the Salop Infirmary we see an old surplice." A curious question presents itself. Is it sacrilege to use surplices for binding up wounds-on the same principle that some people called it sacrilege to use Irish Church money for helping the poor and needy? Or, on the other hand, is there some hidden virtue in the folds of a surplice that will have a healing effect ? The woman Phcebe Jones, who was charged at the Northop Petty Sessions with ill-treating a child-on which, it was alleged, she raked hot cinders !has been fined £2 and costs, and allowed time to pay. Why the Bench reduced the fine from 25 to B2 we cannot see-nor the urgency of the chairman's remark that "little children, particularly patqier children, shall not be neglected." Of course paupers' children ought to be cared for as tenderly as others, but why should they be cared for more ? A local contemporary, recording the death of a person who was away from home at the time, says, the corpse was not removed, but was taken direct from Pengwern to Llandysilio." The same paper recently reported the fol- lowing extraordinary remark as made by a speaker at an education meeting :—People had been accustomed to speak of the three R's, reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic, but now they would talk of the three C's--creed, catechism, and cholic It was at one time proposed to present the late Bishop of Lichfield with a pastoral staff, and a remark, made by one who knew that estimable prelate well, exemplifies his character in a very happy manner. He would much rather be presented with an umbrella," said his friend. Dr Lonsdale's mind was peculiarly constituted perhaps, for a prelate, but he knew that an umbrella would keep out the rain, and it puzzled his simple soul to see the uses of a pastoral staff. In spite of this defect, he was a good bishop. At the Cheshire Assizes Margaret Shaw was charged with the wilful murder of her husband at Norbury. She led a wretched life with the man, and one day, after they had been quarreling, she seized a gun and fired it through a door, near which the deceased was on the other side, and he was killed. The poor woman seemed overcome with remorse at what she had done, and the jury only found her guilty of manslaughter, as, in their opinion, she in- tended simply to frighten her husband. The sentence was twelve months' imprisonment. An Admiralty suit of some interest was heard at the Liverpool County Court on Saturday. The steamtug Earl Powys, belonging to the Shropshire Union Railway and Canal Company, m crossing the Mersey on the night of the 5th November last, in rough weather, ran into, or was run into by, the ferry steamer Gem, belonging to the Wallasey Local Board. As usual in such cases, there was much conflicting evidence about red and green lights and the handling of the respective helms. Although the Earl Powys was the plaintiff, the Court found, after an inquiry of seven hours, that she was in fault, and was solely responsible for the consequences of the collision. On the 9th of March the Rev. Dr James, of Pontrobert, wrote a pressing letter to the Premier, imploring him to appoint a Welsh bishop to the see of St. Asaph, and in- forming him that the appointment of alien bishops for the last 140 years was the main cause of dissent in Wales. To this letter Mr Gladstone caused a reply to be sent, stating that, as Dr James would have learnt already, the request had been complied with. The rev. gentleman then wrote another letter, thanking the Premier, and telling him that the choice was a most fortunate one, exceeding the writer's most sanguine anticipations, to which communication a reply was duly returned, to the effect that Mr Gladstone had read it with much gratification. One of the civil cases for trial at the Chester assizes last week was entered in the cause list as Jackson v. Steven- son," and was a claim for £ 500 for work done and money paid. The plaintiff, on Tuesday morning, when the case was appointed to come on, was arrested in the Castle- yard on a warrant charging him with obtaining money under false pretences. The civil case was, of course, withdrawn. The prisoner, James Jackson, who describes himself as a broker, was brought up under the above war- rant at the Chester police court, before the Mayor and Alderman William Williams. It appeared that the pri- soner obtained the sale of some flour, on commission, to Mr Jupp, confectioner, of Chester, for Mr Farrar, corn merchant, Liverpool. It was agreed that prisoner was not to receive the money, and on the bill for the flour was a printed notice that Mr Farrar alone settled all accounts. It appeared that the pI isoner made out another bill for the amount, J67 14s., and received the money. The pri- soner was committed for trial at the next assizes for forgery, but would be admitted to bail in two sureties of R100 each. A difference of opinion exists between Mr Low, acting on behalf of the Treasury, and Mr Crompton, clerk of assize, as to the costs to be allowed for prosecutions, in the county of Denbigh. As far as we ean gather from a letter which Mr Crompton has addressed to Mr Maurice, the county treasurer, Mr Low taxes costs on very arbitrary rules, Thus, in one case, in which a man had been com- mitted by the county court judge for perjury, and there was an indictment before the grand jury for forgery, but the prisoner did not surrender, the whole of the costs were disallowed because the charge of forgery did not ap- pear in the calendar-which is always made up from the warrants of commitment—and because in the other charge the committal was by a county court judge In another case the expenses of taking the depositions of a dying man —in a case of murder-were disallowed, because "the table made no provision for such expense !■" Then, in the Abergele accident manslaughter case, all the costs of the magisterial investigation were refused because there was a committal by the coroner, and the attorney is only allowed £ 9 13s., instead of £ 19 3s., in connection with the inquest, the sum, says Mr Crompton, being wholly insufficient to remunerate him for his time and trouble. In conclusion, Mr Crompton refuses to be bound by Low's practice. At the Chester assizes James Draper and John Riving- ton, each 45 years of age, and described as auctioneers, and Thos. Jones, aged 32 years, hawker, were indicted f ir stealing 26s., the moneys of Ellen Jones, at Macclesfield, on the 11th of December. Mr W. Ffoulkes prosecuted, and Messrs Swetenham and Brandt appeared for the prisoners. The evidence for the prosecution was as follows:- On the above date Mrs Jones, a widow, was going along Wallgate, and went into a saleroom where Rivington was selling by auction. There were, besides the two bther prisoners, who appeared to be purchasers, a man at the door and two women. Some table covers were knocked down to the women, at 18. 6d. and 2s. each. Some cloth was then put up, and one of the women asked that it might be reserved for a few days. The auctioneer said it could not be done. The prisoner Jones, who had de- scribed himself as a stranger, told prosecutrix that the cloth was a bargain, to which she said she did not want cloth. She was told that she had bought the cloth for 26s., and Draper, who professed to be chagrined at her buying it, "jumped and grinned at her, and said she had not money. She was so frightened that she paid half-a- sovereign down, although she had not bid for the cloth, and went home with the shop-door man, and paid the re- maining lIi. for cloth, the full value of which was 7s. or 8s.—The prisoners, who were proved to be acting in con- f cert in the mock auct'on business; were found guilty, and each sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard 1 labour.
A coHiery accident of a most exciting character oc- cllrrcd on Saturday in a single-shafted pit belonging to Messrs Meldrum and Co., near Bathgate, Scotland, and unfortunately resulted in the loss of seven lives. A spark from the furnace set fire to the soot in the upcast shaft, and this ignited the wooden partition. In a few minutes the shaft was a roaring column of fire, and fifty men and boys were rescued with the flames literally hissing and curling around them.
MISCELLANEOUS. LOVDON PItOVISION, MONDAY.—The arrivals last wee& from Ireland were 241 firkins Butter and 4,003 bales Bacon, aDj from foreign ports 21,652 packages Butter and 1,510 bales 122 boxes Bacon. With increasing supplies of foreign t prices have declined about 4^. per ewt. Bacon sold well, Ii at an advance of 2s. per cwt., but Hamburgh rallied 6s. per cWj'" from tlie late low prices, the sale for all descriptions was g°°d' Lard tcld weil at an advance of about ls. per cwt. LONDON HOP, MONDAY.—Our markot continues very flat, nominal quotations, new home-growths alone retaining approaci ing late figures. Yearlings and inferior grades of eve*J 1 class are still totally neglected. Imports for the week endiop 9th April 1,835 bales, against 1,101 bales the previous wee*• Continental markets rule very dull, with the same slight dem» £ which has prevailed for so long past. New York advices to 26th ult. report the market as very quiet, the small transacted being entirely of a retail character.. Mid and East Kent £ 7 o £ 9 5 n Wealds 6 0 7 0 8 <1 Sussex 5 12 6 6 6(! Bavarians 6 6 7 7 9 X French 5 0 5 15 6 fl Americans 4 5 5 5 6 Yearlings 1 10 2 10 3 v WORCESTER HOP, SATURDAY.—Our market is unchangOiJ from last week. Very few buyers or sellers present. LONDON SEED, MONDAY.—English Cloverseed continues come forward in very small lots, and fine samples bring biS," prices. Foreign qualities were steady in value and English Trefoil sold at the full rates of last week, and foreign qualities were unaltered in price. Good white realised previous values, with a steady sale. Canaryseed brought previous values readily. All grass seeds were in good at quite as high rates. Foreign Tares were taken off steadily the extreme quotations of this day se'unight. LONDON WOOL, MONDAY.—A fair amount of firmness been noticed in the market for English wool. Sales have pro- gressed steadily, and prices have been well maintained. CUUIIENT PEIOliS OF ENGLISH WOOL. B. d. to S. O, FLEECES—Southdown hoggets per lb. 1 01 1 i Half-bred ditto „ 13 1 Kent fleeces „ 1 3 1 Southd'n ewes and wethers „ 10 1 if Leicester ditto „ 1 1 » SORTS—Clothing, picklock „ 1 3" 1 JJ' ^iD?e „ 1 2J J2 Choice i 1 1 ». S,UPE,R. 10 1 2| Combing, wether met 13 1 ?I Picklock 11 1 » Common. „ oil 1 Hog matching 1 4 1 Picklock matching „ 1 lj 1 i Super ditto „ 0 11 1 „ HALIFAX WOOL & WORSTED, SATURDAY.-During the there bas been a more iictive demand for wool than we have j for some time p;ist, although to-day this improvement is fL# maintained. There is no quotable change in prices. Durin8*fg. week, also, a better business has been done in yarns. This." j partnient, however, is still in a very inactive state. To a she. 0 extent, the piece trade has shared in the improved tone of market. In both yarns and pieces the improvement has # been kept up to-day. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—These markets have scantily supplied with Potatoes, nevertheless the demand been inactive at about late rates. been inactive at about late rates. English Shaws 100s. to 130s. per ton. English Regents 110s. to 130s. „ Scotch Regents 90s. to 120s. „ Scotch Rocks 85s. to 100s. „ French Kidneys 90s. to 95s. BIRMINGHAM HIDE AND SKIN MARKET, SatubvaJ:, Hides: 951b. and upwards, 43d. to 01. per lb 851b. to 941b-« »#i to 0d. per lb.; 751b. to 841b., 4d. to 4| 1. per lb.; 651b. to 741b., 3| to 4d.per lb 561b to 641b, 3Jd. to Od per lb 551bs and under, 34 a to Od. per lb.; cows, 3frl. to 01. per lb.; bulls. 3d. per lb.: and irregular, 3'd. to 3|d. per lb.; horse, 6s, 91. to 13?. 91- eafh; Calf: 171b. and upwards, 51 d. per lb.; 121b. to 161b., 7iA-P0tin' 91b. to 111b., 7|1. per lb.; light, 7^1-P0r lb.; flawed and i rr(,Sa, lar. 5|d. per lb. Wools, A 1,8s. 61.; A, 6s. 4d.; B, 4j. lOd. ?el ls. 5d. WOLVERHAMPTON HIDE, SKIN, & FAT MARKET, DAY.—Hides: 951bs. and upwards, 4^1. per lb.; 851bs. to 941 bS; to Od. per lb.; 751bs. to 841ba., 8?d. to Od. per lb.: 65lbs. to 1* 3?d. per tb.; 561bs. to 641bs., 3Jd. per lb.; 551bs. and under, Cows, 65lbs. and upward?, 3 £ d. to Od. per lb.; 641bs. and nn.a'\o <i.Jd per 16; bulls, 2d. to 2Jd per lb; flawed and irregular, „h> Od. per lb; kips, 2Jd, to lid. per lt>; horse, 2s. 6;1. to 13s. 3d. ea,h; Calf: 171bs. and upwards, 5^1. per lb.; 121bs. to 161bs,7id. Veiar 91bs. to lllbs., 75d. per lb.; light, 7d. per lb.; flawed and gj. lar, 5d. per lb. Wools, Os.Od. to 0s. Od. each. Pelts, HUd. to !»• Fat, 3d. to 34d. Fat, 3d. to 34d. LONDON PRODUCE.-SATURDAY. A SUGAR.—The market is quiet, without change in ptico*' floating cargo of Porto Rico sold at tl.5s. 9J. 11tf J> COIFFE:E.-The demand continues dull, and prices are filly to 2s. lower than this time lust week. elio METALS.— Tin firm; Straits, £ 128, cash. Copper quiet; WJJ, bars, £ 66. Spelter dull, at £ '19 10s. to J20. Scotch pig-iroll, cash, 56s. 3d. one month. anflt' OILS.—Linseed oil, 32s. 6d., London 32s. to 32s. 3d., Hull, 32s. 6d. to 32s. 9d., month; 33s. to 33s. 8d., April, June. A oil, 42s. 6d. to 42s. 9d., for English brown. TURPENTINE steady, at 31s. PETROLEUM is quiet, at 1,. 8(1. to Is. 8d.. 46* j TALLOW.—The market is quiet, at 45s. spot, 45s. ca0 J^Jt bJ i last three mouths. Market better. Town tallow, 453. ditto, 2s. lid.
d re' A large meeting at Leamington, 011 Tuesday, PaSl,M] sS solutions accepting the Government Education the basis of legislation, but protesting against rel o j classes. Cardiff The inquest on the four persons killed by fire at 0f was resumed on Tuesday. Mr Stockdale, superinte^ j-reS police stated that the appliances for extinguishi ^ujry were sufficient, but supply of water inadequate. adjourned. Mr Stacey continues insensible. jron-°re At two o'clock on Tuesday morning the Wig »y- £ g,ii> train fur the North broke down at Standish, n and and eighteen waggons were thrown off thelni > i0ll ai1 of them inextricably wedged together. -vrnrtb North-Western Company's main road to■ tbe ared blocked for several hours, and not completely 1 30 in the afternoon. I
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CUSTOMS AND COMPENSATION. A general meeting of the Midland Farmers' Club was held at the Royal Hotel, Birmingham, last week. In the absence of Mr Brewster (Chairman of the Club), Mr ii. H. Masfen presided; and the Earl of Lichfield was amongst those present. After dinner, Mr W. FOWLER, j un., read a paper on "Agricultural Customs." The "custom of the country" in the ordinary acceptation of the term—by which was understood that traditional custom which must regulate the mode of quitting a farm when no written agreement existed to the contrary might safely be pro- nounced a delusion and a snare. Not only did the custom itself vary in the most perplexing manner, as between one county and another, but even adjacent parishes and sometimes even private estates, had customs of' their own, all more or less obscure, always more or less involved in doubt, depending upon endless collateral circum- stances, and always modified and governed by one invariable custom, viz., that, in the absence of an agreement to the con- trary, a tenant was entitled to quit on the same principle as that on which he entered. The principle of reiving upon the "custom of the country, instead of a written agreement, was in the writer's opinion, more "honoured in the breach than in the observance." Having made a few remarks in reference to the customs prevailing in the immediate neighbourhood of Birming- ham, Mr Fowler went on to say that he did not desire to see the custom of the country, meaning thereby the unwritten custom, extended beyond its present limits. Any allowances for improvements, of whatever kind they may be, should be sub- ject to a carefully written agreement, or great difficulty and mis- chief might arise. With the proviso that no man should be entitled to such allowance by virtue of any alleged custom, the writer would be glad to see, within reasonable limits, a general practice prevail of compensating an outgoing tenant for any outlay upon his part for which he had not derived a fair and adequate return. It must not be forgotten that the landlord had some rights in the matter; and, moreover, there was an incoming tenant, whose interests were as much entitled to fair consider- ation as those of those of the tenant who was quitting the farm With regard to permanent improvements of all kinds such as new buildings and draining, they should, if possible, always be done by the landlord, the tenant paying an increased rent by way of interest on the outlay. Where a landlord was either unable or unwilling to expend money oil suchobjects, permission in writing should be asked and given to the tenant to execute the works with the understanding that the outlay should be considered as spread over a given number of years; and that, if the tenancy should terminate before that time had expired, a proportionate part of the cost should he paid by the in-coming tenant. With regard to any allowances for purchased manure or oil cake. or other food consumed by cattle, that "It purely between the outgoing and incoming tenant, and he saw no objection to making it part of the ordinary agreement for lettin"- a farm, that under certain conditions, and'within definite limits" a reasonable allowance should be made to the away-going tenant on quitting his farm. It was essential, however, that the svstera should not be carricd too far, and that such allowances should be carefully restricted, so that the in-coming tenant might not have to pay for anything from which he would not derive a clear and palpable advantage. No manure which had been used upon corn crops should be allowed for under any circumstances and the allowance, whatever it might be, should be confined to the last year, or, at the most, the last two years of the tenancy, except in the case of bones applied to grass land, the advantage of which would extend over a period of several years. With regard to corn and cake consumed bv cattle, he was willing to admit that some allowance might fairly be claimed but the proportion allowed for ought to be small, and the allowance should not go back further, certainly, than two years, and, he was inclined to think, only for the last year of the tenancy. Let it be clearly understood that the object of such allowances was not merely to enable an off-going tenant to put into his pocket a large sum of money when he quitted his farm, but rather to promote a better system, of cultivation, and to provide that the in-commg tenant should pay his fair proportion, but no more, for the advantage which lie would undoubtedly derive therefrom. Such a system, however, if carried to an undue and unreasonable extent, might entail an unfair burden upon the in- coming tenant, and ultimately involve the landlord in the most unpleasant circumstances. It was every man's duty, and ought to be his pride, in quitting a fjirm, to leave it in such a state that he would not object to take it again; for in farming, as in every other vocation in life, do as you would be done by" was the truest principle of action, and the soundest maxim, "Honesty is the best policy." In th'e discussion which followed, the Earl of LICHFIELD took part. He said that lie would give to the tenant such full and ample compensation for good farming that there should exist no object for the landlord to turn him out; or that when turned out, as occasionally lie must be, the holder of a farm should not be a substantial loser in regard to capital invested in the land. There could be nobody more anxious than he was himself to bring about a better state of things in regard to land tenure; but if there was one thing to which he objected in the legislation now going on in regard to Ireland, it was that the working classes had been entirely overlooked in the endeavour to conciliate one- class, which was to be paid for keeping another class in the country in order. He was more than ever confirmed in the opinion he had entertained from the first, that if the question in regard to the land of Ireland had been considered as one simply of right and justice, instead of as one for putting down the disloyalty which unquestionably existed amongst a large portion of the population, it would have been considered in afar more intelligent and considerate spirit than it yet had been both by Parliament and the country. The discussion of the subject was adjourned to the next meet- ing of the club, in June.
CORN, d, LONDON, the supply of foreign Oats is-t week was good, the other arrivals Were short. Exports: 2,010 qrs. Wheat, 110 qrs. Oats. English Wheat 4,957 qrs i foreign 8,557 qrs. With a short supply from the near morning, Essex factors only slowly obtained 19.st rabes for the best samples; while those from Kent accepted rather less money, In foreign there was very little doing, and the low descriptionlf of Russian were about per qr. cheaper than on last Monday Country Flour 14,862 sacks, foreign 1,708 to take less'monev It SSi. holders were indisposed of foreign both Tn h»™il J* the,same witl» all deacriptionS changed Maize 8560,Town rates> were un- supplies, was 6d. to'Is per ar deare^R ihe, fallinff °ff foreign 2 733 ars Tho Brltish Barley 1,952 qrs., former prices All mal'"»g ?°rts was very limited at rates In Mi If P u foreiRQ sold slowly at previous English Oats 230 qrs., SO^qrs^fore^ °r P^°-eS' from on board ship buvers hnnav!+ ^g ^h a better choice currency. Native Beans 600 qrsfforS^ m «« r corn was more in demand at fnii5' 9 s" Go°d hart* ^ICES hG trade was slow' but Pricessteady. ™ ICES OF BMIISH GBAIN AND IXOUR IN MAEK LANE. 8hillinlls 11 gr. Wheat, Essex and Kent (white) old 458 to 48 Wheat, Ditto, ditto new 39 47 ii. 8 5 Barley °' dltt° ditt° new ..37 43 Beans • • 25 40- Oats,English feed 44 Flour, per sack of 2801b,' Town.'Hon^hr^l'J }n. ST "mSSomM E^aiTr^ shado better Oats very Tm WCrS in demand' LEICESTER, SATURDAY—Small attendance, in conscience a.i<lb1aTo%orvflamiist'u1 ,S0W!D^ Wheat not much showing, but little last week s prices scarcely maintained. OatS t m_„, Uulry, excepting for seed prices una'tered BarleSV week B^ans1and1npgnndillRi maltinS "bout the same as last hy no means brisk. Wbite wheat made 6". 11d. to SHnEWSBURY, SATURDAY.-A moderate [tttendance, but, 6il • beans Derive 0a*8' Per llsc- 101b, 17s. 6d. to 183. and buyei s ivcrcwrv™ .far™eVs holding out, and miller* White wheat fis fid tn fi"in3,,n thlirPhases. Quotations red nnd white, fromOs Od °/7'-3|b="Uxed wbeaJf 6s. 2d. t8. 6d. per b.usel of 721b. Malting barley, 5s. 10rI. to 69. Bcans^ «5,g- meagre a8Inf]i8fC" 6d. to 8s'0J. the imperii none offered 1U' 3d*to 12s- 9d. per sack of lOsc. Peak WBDNESDAV.Wheat, 13s& 6d. to 14s. 6d.; barley, 128. Is 2d °a °d'; butter> 0s- 0d-to ls- 7d.; tub butterr nnV!'R?JrAM' THUTtsDAY.-The following were the quotations: r- pei' bushel of 75ib Hed Wheat, Malting Barley, 5s. 31. to 5s. 7d. per 38 quarts; Grinding ditto, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per bushel of 641b: Oat«» ds. 41. to 4-s. Ou. per 4Slb; Potatoes, 2s. 3d. to 3s. 61. per mea: Pmvil ? n't nit0 l3, 5L per lt); Es°s> 18 and 20 for 18-J ro»ls, 2s. 6u. to 4s. Od. per couple. L.ESATURDAY.—The quotations were as follows '• 4* 6d • Rpp?' m t' Bar|ey> 5s- 0d- to 5s.41.; Oats, 3s. 9d. to 4s. bd., Beef, 8d. to lOd. per lb Mutton, 8d. to 91. • Veal 7d. 1, £ V Pork' 8d-to 0d- > Butter, Is. 4d. to Is- per lb Eggs, 14 to 1(5 for a ls.; Potatoes, 3s. 01. to 3s. 6d. Pef measure Fo wls, 3s. 6d. to Is. 6d. per couple; Babbits, is. 6d. to Jci. per pair. WELSfIPonr. DAY.- Quotations: -Vrbeat (per 8Olb I" V V to "• 10d.; old ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Barley (per 4" qts.), 5-i. 3d. to 5s. 9d. Oats, (per bag), 16s. to 18". Od.; EFIO* 20 for Is.; Butter, Is. 3d. to Is. 4d. per lb. Fowls, 3s. 6,1. to od: pei'S "■Ducks'4s-oa-t0 53-0i- Potatoes-3*-6d-t0 i3'
CATTLE. NOTTINGHAM, SATURDAY.—The show of beef at this markat w; fair, and prune sorts were sold at 6d. to 7d. per lb. MuttoO was a fair slio.v, and prices ranged from 7d to 8d. There not much passing for pork, which made a little more money* Veal sc:,rcc, an,1 very dear. 'dfI. METROPOLITAN, MONDAY.—The total imports of foreigo stock into London last week amounted to 6,421 head. I*e* pression has been the feature of the cattle trade to-day. fliienced by the warm weather, the heaviness in the dead me»j markets, aud the increased liberality of the receipts, the d/HiaU1* i all descriptions of stock bas ru'c inactive at reduced qtiotfr" tinns. A1? regards Beasts, the arrival:* have been on a scale, tuid the quality generally 1MS been satisfactory Bu-ii>eS3 has progressed slowly, and a decline of 2d. per 81b. has p'ace in prices. The hest Scots and crosses have sold at to 4s. lOd per 81b. From Norfo'k, Suffolk, Essex, nnd hiidgeshire we received about 1,50) Scots and crosses; ff0? other parts of England, 450 of various breeds; from Scotia0 3 0 Scots and crosses; and from Ireland, about 130 oxen, Tho show of Sheep has been much more extensive. The tl^0 has been very dull, at a decline of from 2d. to 4d. per 81b. ^b0 few prime sheep in the wool have been difficult to sell at 5s-^2 out of tlie woo! tli? top price Ins b/en 4^. 81. per 81b. Thereto8* been a moderate supply of L-:mbs in Hie market." Sales progressed >1 >w!r, a' from 7'. 6d. to 8$. per 81b. Calves b»<* been quiet. »n.i T'iu*s hare ?<• s'oaI.v. Quotations, per 81b, sink the ottal:—Be. f. 8s. 0.1. to 4s. ldd.; mutton, 3s. Od. to 5-«. veal, 3s. lod. to 5s 8J.; pork, 4s. 6 to 5s. 8d.; lamb, 7s.