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AGRICULTURAL. I THE CORN TRADE.—From the Mark Lane Express; We have had an entire week of real midsummer weather, and the smart rains which have fallen occa- sionally have served to fill out the ears of corn as well as hasten its maturity. Not only has the cutting of oats commenced, but also of peas and we have heard that some Talavera wheat has been cut as well Rain will yet favour the late corn, especially the beans, which are very short; but the whaat generally would be better without it. The meadows still look too brown, though improving but along the southern coast, as well as in the north and west, they have throughout the season fared better than the midland and eastern counties. As a whole, wheat continues to look well, though some pieces have been blighted and on all the light lands, which were almost burnt in June, there must be not only a bad yield of hay and spring corn, but also of wheat." THE WHEAT MAGGOT IN YORKI,;RiRr-A very serious matter has been detected within the last few days in some parts of Yorkshire. Some of the wheat crops were noticed to be prematurely changing colour, and upon examination it was found that the husks had no kernel, or that where the kernel yet remained it was fed upon by numbers of very small yellow maggots, which com- pletely destroy it. In a field near Malton the pest had so overrun the crop that it is scarcely possible to find an uninjured ear of wheat. The forwardest crops are those most flyblown, and in most of the caees the centre rows of wheat in the ear are destroyed. Some of the mer- chants and farmers have, since the discovery was made, examined crops in various localities, and only in one case, so far-a spring-sown late crop, now in ftower- have the catterpillars been absent. It is feared this pest is very wide-spread, and must seriously affect the yield. Some fanners remember a similar visitation some years ago during a dry, hot summer as at the present time. There is another Ministerial crisis at Athens, all the Ministers have tendered their resignations. M. Prevost Paradol, the well-known French poli- tician, committed suicide at New York, on Tuesday last. He was recently appointed French envoy to the United States. A military commission at St. Petersburg is actively engaged in studying some modifications which it is pro- posed to introduce into knapsacks. A French doctor has laid before the commission a knapsack which, by means of a single piece of mechanism, can be brought round to the front, made to serve at the same time as a breasplate for the soldier and a rest for his rifle. The Austrian Government (according to the JEastern Budget) has semi-officially announced that as soon as the news of the proclamation of Papal infallibility reaches Vieima, a Government bill abolishing the Con- cordat will at once be published in the official paper, and submitted to the Reichsrath at the first oppor- tunity. In the preamble to this bill it is stated that the dogma in question has so altered the relations between Church and State as to render invalid all contracts bc- them them. From British Honduras, the Governor of Jamaica recently received intelligence that upwards of 400 Indians had marched upon Carosal and sacked the town, besides threatening further outrages. H.M.S. Vestal, with troops, artillery, ammunition, and war material generally, was at once ordered off, and on arriving at the scene of operations, found that the whole affair was a hoax. Some Indians had been in Carosal, it was true, but their sole plunder comprised a black teapot, which they carried off in proud triumph. The Vestal did not return in triumph, but in our next colonial returns we shall tind that the hoax cost us £ 5,000. There are some particulars to hand of the first division on the infallibility question. The numbers were—400 placet, 88 non-placet, and 60 placet juxta imdinn. Fifty bishops absented themselves from the congregation, and may therefore be set down as non- contents. The non-placets included Cardinals Schwar- zenberg, De Rauscher, Matliieu, and I)e Silvestri; and Bishops Dupanloup, Strossmayer, Haynald, Simor, Hefelo, and Verot. Cardinal Guidi and Monsignors Yitelleschi and Tizzani voted with the juxta. »io<lum, The services of Archbishop Manning, it is said at Rome, are to be recognised by a cardinal's hat, which he will receive in September, and by the gift of a portrait of Cardinal Bellarmine from the conductors of the Clrilta Cattotica. THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SoCIETY.-On Monday, the whole of the showyard was thrown open at eight o'clock, anil the judges at once proceeded with their examina- tion of the stock. The judging was witnessed by a I large number of spectators. The horses were pro- nounced to be one of the finest exhibitions ever as- sembled at a show of the Royal, and the agricultural and thoroughbred animals certainly warrant the remark. Although the class of sliort-horn hulls numerically com- pares unfavourably with Manchester, yet it was generally thought that the quality was, if anything, of a superior description. Of aged short-horned bulls only 14 are exhibited, 17 having entered. Last year the number in this class was and Mr Brierley's roan bull Bolivar, so successful last year, both at the Royal and Provincial Shows, is again awarded first prize whilst the adjacent pen is worthily tilled by Air Saunder s Edgar, second to Bolivar at Manchester in his class. In the Class for bull calfs her Majesty's stock from Windsor was royally represented in a white seven mouths' old. The cows, heifers (in milk or in calf), vearlinjrs, and heifer calves made up the exhibition of short-horn yearling heifers, 111 point of numbers, ex- cellent in this class, there being 31 entries. Herefords are exceedingly numerous, together with Devons Channel Islands, Norfolk and Suffolk Polleds, whilst other established breeds occupy considerable pen area. Sheep were perhaps a better show than at Manchester the south-country breeds being represented in stron«' force. Pigs are both numerous in breeds and numbers 111Je ?o!!<.wm? gentlemen from this district buve ob ULined prizes .-Herefords:Ye?ii? buH, :?ve one .iii(i 116t two Jolill llti-clin,?T, Bictou, Shre-.v.b.u-y. S.lop, Ouuat ro? ditto, bull ef'('eill;i" twelve months old, °V^ VHrl-1i1i Orlcton Court, Ludlow, s?op ^n,lT-h M three \'ears old :Jnl Hi, had: I u "'C0W :lVe threu >'ears t)l(l :3rd, e LV ,.iD,, omngton, Salop, Queen. Shrop- -v{in• es: ??'?"? '?' ?hd, Thom? busdl, Adcott H.iL, hascimr?h. Shropshire r.;m of any other -ne, 1st, -'elm Ly,mS, L':tm?Loit, Shrewsbmy, St=(Iaxd Bearer.

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