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NOTES OF THE WEEK. ) < Some useful information is to be found in the Statistical Abstract relative to our wheat supply. It appears that the imports of wheat and whent meal and flour into the United Kingdom in 1876 are returned at cvrt., namely, Gwt. of grain," and 5,959,821 cwt. of meal and flour, to which last item an addition is made on the principle that one cwt. of wheat Hour is equal to H cwt. of wheat in grain, so that the total is shown in weight of grain. This total is a larger quantity than in any year except 1875. Of the total no less than 22,223,403 cwt. came from the United States, being more than in any year except 1874 and 1875. The import from Russia in 1876 reached only 8,911,788 cwt., a quantity smaller than in any of the preceding- ten year? except 1874, and only about, half the quantity of 1872. The Statistical Ab- stract" does not distinguish the amount of wheat imported from Australia or. from India, but these sources of supply are rising into importance. Mr Juland Danvers, Government Director of the Indian Railways, observes in his railway report that it would hardly have been thought possible twenty years ago that a granary for England would have been found in the valleys of the Ganges, Jumna, and Indus, but notwithstanding their distance from a seaport, we have seen during the last two years a rapidly increasing production of grain in the provinces watered by those rivers, and a large I export trade springing up. In 1871 the export of wheat was 248,522 cwt.; in 1876 it was 5,583,336 cwt., which was sent chiefly to England. Mr Danvers says when the fibres of Russia were denied to us during the Crimean war, India stepped in and supplied us with jute, and has continued to do so to an increasing extent ever since. The same may now happen with respect to wheat, barley, &c. A country with a soil and climate capable of pro- ducing corn, tea, and tobacco, as well as coffee, opium, sugar, indigo, and cotton, must possess powers which, with the assistance of regular and cheap transport, will be ready to meet any demand that may be made upon it. Mr Osborne Morgan was trotted out, inBrymbo Park, on Monday last, before a crowd of yokels from Bwlcbgwyu, and other the like centres of in- telligence, by a small clique of local agitators, whose opportunity for acquiring notoriety are somewhat limited. As Mr Morgan is, what is called in America, a "onc-oss politician," he, of course, could only be exhibited in coEiiection with his own idea—the necessity of granting to Dis- senters what is denied to Churchmen, the right of burying the dead with what service the officiating minister may think proper. The consequence of this liberty, if granted, would be to have one ser- vice for the rich and another for the poor—a Christian service for the minister's friends, and a Pagan burial for the minister's enemies. This opens a fid for man to play at Small Pope in our graveyards, "which an enlightened England is scauoely likely to accord to ministers ot any de- nomination whatever, in the nineteenth century. Before any minister will be permitted to bury in our national churchyards it must be known what service he is going to use; and to this service, and to no other, must he be tied, whether the deceased contributed handsomely to the Church plate, or whether he was a backslider in the matter of chapel due's. Here lies the kernel of the nut. What form of servi.ee do Mr Osborne Morgan's friends intend to substitute for the Church Service, if per- mitted to officiate in- a churchyard ? Let us see their proposed service, and, when approved, let Disseuting ministers, like Church ministers, be tied down to its sole use. Surely no enlightened nation, in these years of grace, will open burying grounds to the favoritism, and the profits possible out of favoritism, which must inevitabiy follow the adoption of an extempore burial service. If every- one is free to enter our churchyards in order to exhibit either bis talents, his tenets, his tastes, or his antipathies, why an English churchyard will soon be as free as Coicyra.—Elcuthera hee kerhira ches hopou thelcu (The churchyard i3 free, and us will please we). The adoption by Dissenters of a form of burial service to be approved by Parlia- ment, is an imperative step to be taken antecedent to any serious discussion by serious statesmen of Mr Morgan's proposal. He onlý asks for re- ligious equality." If he really wants it, let his friends draw out a form of prayer, as the Church people have done, and submit it for State ap- proval. When Dissenters have got this fixed State service, properly debated aud approved by the nation in Parliament, they will have placed themselves in a position to ask for equal rights with Church clergymen. As the question now stands, it is a sufficient answer to Dissenters that, u Churchyards are no places wherein to make hay." Although no one would seriously think of replying to a "one-oss" politician of Mr Osborne Mor- gan's type, yet we cannot help drawing attention to such random nonsense as that contained in the following sentence:—11 Could seven, or seventy times seven, Obstructionists have defeated the Irish Church Bill ? Yes, of course they could, for the simple reason that 490 would be an over- whelming majority of the House of Commons. But perhaps it would be somewhat unfair to test political mooning by any hard rules of figures or facts. And yet there is much method in Mr Osborne Morgan's mooning. Having belardtd Mr Gladstone to the full of his "one-oss" power, he also had a kind word for that admirable leader, Lord Hartington." Surely one or other of these two great men will get to the top of the tree in time. Although working on such distinct tacks, it is well they should know that they both stand high in the estimation of the hon. member for the County of Denbigh—which is saying much.

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