VESTRYMEN'S REFRESHMENTS. At a recent meeting of the Clerkenwell Vestry, Mr. Churchwarden Pierpoint presiding, Mr. Kelly moved that an additional E50 be drawn to pay outstanding accounts for vestrymen's refreshments. Ho said that since August 3, 1883, there had been a drink bill owing the London Spa. Although vestrymen "guzzled," they didn't like paying (oh), and he moved that a cheque be drawn to pay outstanding accounts for vestrymen's refreshments. Since the quinquennial assessments had been on, the committee had dined lavishly three times a week, and one member's wife had said that the Vestry had been almost keeping her husband. He did not wonder at the scramble to be on the assessment committee. The motion was not seconded.
A DEFORMITY ARTIST. James Ward, elderly man, was charged with begging from foot passengers in High-street, High- gate, London. Detective-sergeant Craggs stated that at half-past ten on Wednesday morning he was at the corner of Junction-road, IIolloway, w^n e P1,1. passed him. He followed him up Higbga e St. Joseph's Retreat, and watched him run up the steps, go behind the wall and there stick one of his shoulders up, so as to make him appear deforme and put a stick down the leg of his trousers which gave him the appearance of being pa.ra.lysect. He was able to raise his shoulder on a level with the top of his head. Having arranged his appearance to his satisfaction, he went to the Monastery oors of his head. Having arranged his appearance to his satisfaction, he went to the Monastery doors and asked for alms, but nothing was given to him. I Witness followed him from thence to the High-street, and saw him go up to four persons and ask for money. One lady gave a coin, but he did not see what it was. Witness then took him into custody. He was a strong, healthy man, but when his make up was complete he looked a most pitiable figure. e four coats on when taken into custody, three or w ic were very good ones, and the outside one a very ragged garment. He had several times been con- victed for similar offences. On a previous occasion when taken into custody he assaulted the P°.J officer with the stick he used to stiffen his leg wi Prisoner said he had no question to ask, wid ie a nothing to say in answer to the charge, lhe -Bencn sentenced the prisoner to one month's hard labour as a rogue and vagabond.
A CURIOUS WELSH WILL CASE. In the Probate and Divorce Division, before the President and a special jury, the hearing of the pro- bate suit Davies v. Lloyd and Edwards has been resumed and disposed of. The suit involved the validity of the testamentary dispositions left by the late Rev. Edward Edwards, a clergyman of the Church of England, who died at Llanarth, in Wales, on the 30th November, 1883. Mr. Willis, Q.C., and Mr. Bayford were counsel for the plaintiff; and Mr. Henry Matthews, Q.C., and Mr. Francis Williams were for the defendant Lloyd, who propounds a will executed by the testator on Nov. 3, 1883. The case occupied the court for some days, and the first witness cilled on Wednesday morning was Miss Helen Davies, a daughter of the plaintiff, who stated that she knew the testator when he lived with her father at Llanarth, in 1882 and 1883. In the summer of 1883 the testator told her that her father was to have his farms, and in October he told her that he had left them to him and provided for her. Mr. Lewis was next called, and stated that he became acquainted with the testator about six months before his death through Mr. Lloyd. In the latter part of the summer of 1883 witness visited London in company with Mr. Lloyd and the testator. The latter was drunk nearly all the time. On one occasion he got so drunk that he was turned out of a public-house. Witness attended the funeral of the testator, and saw Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Griffiths there. He heard of no will except that of the plaintiff's. In cross-examination by Mr. Williams, witness stated that he had been in the army. He deserted and was imprisoned for 84 days. He was afterwards imprisoned for 12 months for striking a non-commissioned officer. On one occasion his sister had been taken into custody on a charge of threaten- ing to murder his mother. When he came to London with Lloyd and Edwards, they put up at Anderton's Hotel, in Fleet-street. Edwards got drunk. They were all turned out of the hotel the next morning. By the will of the 3rd of November, the testator left him a legacy, which he put up for sale at 10s. No one bought it" and he afterwards sold it for JE5. In re-examination, the witness stated that he had left the army for five years. He had since resided at Aberayron, and carried on the business of an auctioneer. On the conclusion of the whole of the evidence, Mr. Willis, Q.C., addressed the jury in support of the case and the will set up by the plain- tiff David Davies. He contended that it clearly appeared from the evidence that when the testator executed the will of November, 1883, propounded by the defendant Lloyd, he was not of sound testamentary capacity. He died of delirium tremens on Novem- ber 30, a few weeks after the will was executed, and his signatures to documents showed from the month of August previous that his nerves bad become shaken in consequence of drink. The will pro- pounded by Davies, the plaintiff, was in the testator's handwriting, and it was executed by him regularly before witnesses, over a mile and a half from Davies' house, Davies at the time knowing nothing about it, so that it was the voluntary act of the testator, unin- fluenced by anyone. After hearing further evidence, Sir James Hannen summed up the evidence to the jury, who retired to consider their verdict, and after an absence of ten minutes came into court with a verdict for the will of November 3, 1883. They also found that the will of April was regularly executed. The Court pronounced for the will of November, 1883, with costs.
THE LAW OF GAVELKIND. Jane Waddy, alias Roderick, a dressmaker, from Kennington, was charged on Wednesday, at Marl- borough-street Police-court, London, with being drunk and disorderly in Leicester-square on Tuesday night. Police-constable 53 C said that the dafendant was shouting Hurrah for the Queen and Royal Family!" and was surrounded by a crowd, and as she would not go away he took her into custody. Mr. Cooke (to the defendant): What have you to say ? The defendant: I beg pardon, but I heard some good news yesterday, that her Majesty's sons are admitted into the Houses of Parliament to assume their rights as the Royal Family of England without the consent of Parliament-r-(laughter)—and I certainly bad a little port wine, because I was born in the county of Kent, and by the law of gavelkind I am a woman of Kent-(laughter)-flld I bought a rose to put into the Queen's gardens, where my uncle is one of the gardeners, and my father made the communion table at Chislehurst, and her Majesty is ready to support my sons, and I am a widow and one of my boys is kept by the Queen at the Vicarage, Greenwich; and as roses are not al- lowed to be grown in my county of Kent (laughter), thought I would have half-a-pint. (Loud laughter). Vine, the gaoler, said that the woman was in the dock four months ago, and she made the same ramb- ling statement then. Defendant: I beg your pardon, I'm deaf. (More laughter). Mr. Cooke You were here three or four months ago. Defendant: Yes; I had a little drop then (laughter), and have been given to it unfortunately since my husband's death. 1 was born in Poland-street. (Laughter). When the Prince and Princess of Wales went to Ireland and saw a dirty rag tied round a ladder (laughter), and that was an insult to my duke. I am a woman of Kent by the law called gavelkind, and I want to prove my title even to my cousins from China. (Laughter.) Mr. Cooke Have you any friends here ? Defendant My sister-in-law lives close by in the workhouse. (Laughter.) I am the daughter of the late Thomas White, the carpenter, and jone of the guardians of Lambeth has a mortgage on his house, and when the Chancery suit was decided in favour of the women of Kent I thought I would put up the Union Jack, and unfortunately I had a little drop too much, your worship. (Laughter.) Mr. Cooke I think you are not right in your mind. Defendant: I should like to go back to Lambeth, or into the workhouse, because I have the keys of it. In consequence of hearing the good news yesterday I took an extra glass. I cooked my dinner, and carried it on the top of the omnibus, but as the greens were not boiled of a good colour I dropped them for P;irneH's dung cart to pick them up outside the Houses of Parliament. (Loud laughter.) That's all, your worship. Mr. Cooke (to the gaoler): You must take her down. The Defendant: Take her down where ? Mr. Cooke To the House of Deten- tion, for a week, but they will not put you in the cells. The Defendant: Thank you, sir, I sball charge you 13s. for this, and if you haven't got the money you must spout your ticker. (Loud laughter.) She then walked out of the dock with a contemptuous air, and directed the gaoler to send for her brougham and take her for a drive to Hanwell.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the HOUSE OF LoRDS, June 15, Lord Oranbrook, in jjoviag the adjournment until Friday next, intimated that the Marquis of Salisbury would then make a. state- ment to the House, THE MINISTERIAL CRISIS. In the HOUSE OF COMMONS, Mr. Gladstone said: Mr. .Ho" speaker, I have received authentic information that Salisbury has undertaken the formation of a government, and I have likewise received an expression Of a desire, to which I am sure the House will be as !eady to confosm as I STO, that the House should, at -s rising, adjourn until Friday next. That, accord- ingly, it is my intention to move, and I believe it will U6 quite conformable to precedent as it is to the of the case in this necessarily early stage of arrangements. That being so, we have before the question whether it is desirable to pro- with the Lords' Amendments to the Bedistribu- of Seats B;ll, a matter on which, as I have said *!<*«, I am in the hands of the House. But my "Piuion is that, upon the whole, it would be for the Public interest and for the satisfaction of all parties we should proceed to complete the measure, ^ar, hear.1* There is another arrangement of less f? £ ttitude, but which touches matters of feeling in ration to Royalty, of such a nature as leads me to Ration it with a view of suggesting that another i?eeption may be taken to the usual practice. The r~°ttse several weeks ago determined by a very large Majority on the introduction of the usual Annuity •p1" for the marriage ef her Royal Highness the r,lce88 Beatrice. That Annuity Bill has reached i.8,second reading, and although it is true that a Jj^ited opposition was made to it on the first stage, opposition has not been continued on the subse- jW^nt stages, in which the House has given the measure 8 Unanimous assent. As there are practical arrange- ments connected with the passing of that measure, and, X1't touches the relations of the House towards the is «?Be' aad tbe loyal feelings of the House, my opinion it would he the feeling and general disposition the House to approve my course if I should this en'Og move the third reading of that bill. There is „ portion of the arrangement to which my sug- pstjon does not extend. (Radical cheers.) The custom always been, besides the annuity to propose a grant ,a capital sum; but, in the present instance, di i1 's precisely based upon former prece- fiA > owing to the course of business, the ji8" step has not been taken in procuring j Voting of that capital sum. In my own mind Vnt jVe no doubt that that capital sum will be an ed with the same loyal readiness as was the it nutty; but the House has come to no decision upon w" The House has not yet become a party to it. The het?°Sal '^self 's n responsible act, and I think it is 8^ r that in dealing with a responsible act, however jj. 6 may be of the decision of the House, we "8ti l re8erve to the House to be dealt with in the (j aI manner, upon the proposal of a responsible foment, therefore, I do not intend, so far as I am wf.^ned, to take any step with regard to the pro- 4^* But with respect to the second reading of the 5j0 u.% Bill, I think the House will be inclined unani- %e •'?s it has upon the later stages of the bill, to !nakop]nlon that, under the circumstances, it is just to P, e that another exception to the usual method of 0f jCeeding) by allowing it to go forward to the House t0 by reading it a third time to-night. Sir, I beg °Ve that the House at its rising do adjourn to Northcote: I suppose we may infer, from the ^abiii the right hon. gentleman, that he proposes aft the first and fifth orders of the day, and that the r> first order he will move the adjournment of arr»~ Use- If SO, I think that would be a convenient Wment. Gladstone: Yes. poj.; J- Collings: May I ask whether it would be ga,tci' to make a further exception in a matter re- Cow'S which very great interest is felt throughout the aVilir an<^ to allow the introduction of a bill for the of 1°ri of disqualification on account of the receipt lcal relief. (Radical cheers.) I am sure that gtayeXccpti°n would be received with a great deal of ati°n throughout the country. I do not know to the bill will be opposed on either side of the of knt- it wju jje simply carrying out an act lce 'n preventing the disqualification of a large Jjr e?of the new voters. 8«e j" Gladstone: I certainly should say that I don't °w such an exception could be made. (Hear, gorv That measure would be included in the cate- lot Scleral legislation, with which the House is Co now disposed to deal. Of course, it is perfectly ? "Patent for my hon. friend to propose it, and for the it)» to pronounce upon it; but that would be break trough the important rule from which only a y tj* special grounds have led me to ask for two excep- s. ^riBp'ps'a^^?1?16 "• ^-s I opposed the first stage of the Hot Dmnr i'56 Annuity Bill and, was defeated, I do there „ eJ° °PP°se the subsequent stages. But h*ve rpL^H0 question which I wish to put. We that r seea authoritative newspaper statements Ww l? 1S Sonie species of negotiation going on Majgjf11, the leaders of the present Opposition and her £ 8 Government, and that her Majesty's Govem- 8etvati16 ut to give certain assurances to the Oon- party, that should they take office they would is stip°se them. (" Oh, oh.") In the Standard it ^'Qist [ they must do this as patriots, because ve brought the country into such a deplor- Ho „a!e that they ought to be thankful to any one ets the country out of that state. In the thig ,>8 it is stated that Ministers ought to take t 00 7se, that they intend to take it, and that tion ^t their taking this course the present Opposi- v 1 not take office, because the Ministry them- it i88j a.v<i committed a species of suicide. I think rest esira le that this suggestion should be put at Iigbt once- We know perfectly well the hon. and S ?■ gentlemen opposite during the present Ses- °t(?er t especially on Monday, have done their best in ^\turn °"t her Majesty's advisers. They were to ae beforehand that if they did so they would have askeetpt office. Under those circumstances I beg to theg6 ."rime Minister whether there is any truth in *id tyjij^tementa, and whether anything beyond that •ty t a^orded to the leaders of the Conservative tive p ° c&try on the Government which the Oonserva- ^Serj, Jcx have afforded to her Majesty's present ad- a.v6r-y iriDS the present Session. It would set at rest rIght h strong feeling which is felt in the country, if the that, th Sentltman could give some sort of assurance app6aj statements, however authoritative they may Ifj, ave no sort of foundation. frotn' Uladstone: With regard to what has fallen is+k ^ori- friend all that I can say, and that I need option am n°t conscious of any such communi- as he has referred to. I can commit nobody, I *ay ^ise nothing, I can refuse nothing. I simply Cation ave absolutely no knowledge of such communi- eUlty S'r, I am afraid I have led myself into a diffi- te^isit8+regards ttie matter of form, and it maybe ^ioUr e t° take a different course with regard to the JPporf, Tneilt. Substantially, the meaning is that no bti • :lty be g'ven by the making of a House C%id Dess before Friday. But we are now going to and PerhaPs dispose of the Lords' amend- the'8-. They will be referred in the shape in which ^dl at once leceive the assent of the House of deem it probable that the Lords will deal f&te jrero either this day or to-morrow, and, at any 4s8' 7^ bill will he in a condition to receive the Royal .^before Friday. f'Sht v, Grosvenor interposed, and informed the gentleman that the House of Lords had the r'^Jadstone I have just received intelligence that c1t8 8jj adjourned till Friday. (A laugh.) That my discourse, and therefore I adhere to my ufhes otioh- pPea^er: Does the right hon. gentleman propose stone: Yes, sir. Motion was then put and agreed to. On +, THE SEATS BILL. e Ijowf ,ProPosal being made that the House consider Sir II S Amendments to the Seats Bill, moved the adjournment of the debate, out that the Lords had introduced certain new ft^0int,aCCe*erat*Bf> the period of the registration, Nai^laddit^^ revising barristers, &c., which » Se a c^aiJ8e on the people, and insisting that a re»^Cs^.ons ought not to be discussed in the absence Sir Po-Qeible Government. I^ilke replied that these new clauses had h 6 vie\veifed at the instance of Lord Salisbury with 6611 sho ° °bv'ating the inconvenience which it had t?cl to him would cccur from prolonged delay 111 itf overilment, which had intended to bring ^ali^as a.seParate bill, had acquiesced in this mode Sirg 8 with the matter. thp thcote confirmed this, but Mr. Gorst argued Ihe j\+4.Was no necessity for haste in the matter. » ifcm"^ey-General, on the other hand, assured ^Ich8e "at there was no time to lose, and that £ onvenience had already arisen. j^ed ft' burchil!, arguing in favour of delay, main- J^OOven e Government were responsible for any 6 w^icb might arise, inasmuch as they had the defeat which had led to the present ^thaTiu- was topped by the Speaker, who U ti 01 thIS line of argument was out of order. f ridav a pointed out that an adjournment to 6f0re 0Qtd be of no use, as it must be a fortnight bu8in resPonsi'Jle Government could take the lead ^^tiorw uUt' w^ile sympathizing with some of the 8tanCes 8 taken, he pointed out that similar circum- atlRer;«0 ^ever occur again, and there was no Sit M ^reating a precedent. ^ition- ?-Beach maintained that in the difficult In which the House was placed it should not be .v Jl asked to take any contentious point; and Sir W. Har- court, in replying, while admitting the difficulty of the position, remarked that it arose out of the dis- agreement of the Conservative leaders among them- selves. Mr. Cow en suggested that the new clauses should be oostponed and dealt with in a separate bill, and this was supported by Mr. C. Lewis, Lord J. Manners, and others, and, after some further conversation, the House divided on the question of adjournmeat, which was negatived by 333 to 35. The House then considered the Lords' Amendments, which were all agreed to with the exception of the in- corporation of Jedburgh with the Border Burghs, which, on the motion of Mr. Trevelyan, was disagreed from; and another, changing the name of a division of Yorkshire from Spen Valley to Birstal, was also re- versed. THE ANNUITY BILL. The Princess Beatrice's Annuity Bill was read a third time, and Mr. Gladstone, in pursuance of his pledge at an earlier period of the evening, moved that the House do now adjourn. This was objected to by Mr. Collins on the ground that it would deprive him of the opportur ity of introducing his bill abolishing dis- qualification for the receipt of medical relief, and after a long conversation, in the course of which the Treasury Bench disappeared en masse, the motion was negatived by 55 to 32. The Government Orders were gone through and post- poned seriatim," and after the first private member's bill, the Copyhold Enfranchisement Bill, had been com- mitted pro forma," Mr. T. Hill moved that the re- maining orders be postponed until Friday. This was carried on a division, after a long conversation, in which Mr. H. Fowler strongly protested against legislation in the middle of a Ministerial crisis, and Sir S. Northcote supported the motion. Mr. Collins then brought in his bill, which was read I a first time, and The House adjourned at ten minutes to ten o'clock, until Friday.
ARRIVAL OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CONNAUGHT. The Duke and Duchess of Connaught arrived at Marseilles at nine o'clock on Saturday morning on board the Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam- ship Sutlej, and were received on landing by Mr. Perceval, the British Consul, accompanied by the Vice-Consul and M. Leroux, Secretary-General of the Prefecture, in the absence of the Prefect. Their Royal Highnesses left by the 10.40 a.m. express en route for London, and arrived at Dover on Sunday afternoon by the special mail packet Samphire. The news having obtained general currency in the town that their Royal Highnesses would arrive on Sunday afternoon, the whole length o'' the Admiralty Pier was crowded to excess with people, and ex- traordinary enthusiasm was evinced. On the vessel putting alongside, the Duke and Duchess, who were both looking extremely well, were seen standing on the bridge. A Royal salute was fired from the western heights, and Major-General Field- ing, C.B., commanding the South-Eastern District, immediately went on board to receive their Royal Highnesses, accompanied by his staff and the Mayor of Dover. A guard of honour was present on the pier, consisting of a company of the Middlesex Regi- ment and a company of the Royal Irish Militia. The Mayor of Dover, on being introduced to the Duke, offered his Royal Highness, on behalf of the Corporation as representing the townspeople, their most hearty congratulations on his return to Eng- land. The Mayor went on to say that the people of Dover regarded his Royal Highness with no ordinary feelings of loyalty, and referred to the Duke's two years' residence amongst them and to the time when he landed at Dover with the Duchess, when her Royal Highness set foot on English soil for the first time. His Royal Highness, in reply, said that lie was de- lighted to return to England, and especially to see Dover once again. He remembered Dover and its townspeople with the liveliest feelings of satisfaction, as it was there that he spent two of the most pleasant years of his life. His Royal Highness, after in- quiring as to the progress of several public works of local interest, then requested the Mayor to convey to the townspeople of Dover the thanks of the Duchess and himself for the welcome and great cordiality accorded to them on their arrival. Their Royal Highnesses, attended by their suite, left Dover at once by special train for Charing-cross, which was reached at a quarter to five o'clock in the afternoon. Awaiting their Royal Highness's arrival were the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Princesses Louise, Victoria, and Maud. Prince Christian, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cam- bridge, the Princess Mary Adelaide (Duchess of Teck), and Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar. A num- ber of other distinguished personages were in waiting to receive their Royal Highnesses, who received a most cordial welcome. The Duke and Duchess then drove to Buckingham Palace.
DEATH OF PRINCE FREDERICK CHARLES. Prince Frederick Charles expired at a quarter past ten on Monday morning at his castle of Glienicke, near Potsdam, having the previous day had a paralytic seizure. Prince Frederick Charles, known in Ger- many as "the Red Prince," was born on the 20th of March, 1828, and was consequently in his 58th year. His father was Prince Charles of Prussia, third son of King Frederick William III., and younger brother of the Emperor of Germany, and died in January, 1883, in his 82nd year. Prince Frederick Charles devoted himself to the art of war, and paid special attention to cavalry. He took part in the war with Denmark in 1864, and two years later in the war in. Bohemia, where he gave evidence of considerable military capacity. When the Emperor Napoleon III. declared war against Prussia Prince Frederick Charles received the command of the 2d Army Corps of the German Confederation, with which he crossed the Saar on the 8th of August, heading himself a reconnaissance OR French territory two days after the assault on Spicheren, which had been suc- cessfully carried out by General Goeben commanding a portion of the Army Corps of General Steinmetz, who came up and took the command in the evening. The Prince's corps and that of General Steinmetz formed a junction and were engaged together in the operations around Metz for the next few days, which culminated in the great battle of Gravelotte in which the French were rolled back and shut up around their strong fortress. The Prince was then left in command round Metz, while the remainder of the German army marched towards Chalons and destroyed all hope of relief for Metz by taking the Emperor and the whole French army prisoners at Sedan. After a siege of seventy days Marshal Bazaine was forced to capitulate, giving up an army and afortresshithertoesteemed impregnable. In recognition of this success Prince Frederick Charles was advanced to the rank of Field Marshal, at the same time as the Crown Prince, the first Princes of Prussia who had held this rank. The army of the Prince being thus relieved, they were sent to protect the forces then besieging Paris, and to drive off General Chanzy, who threatened those forces in the rear. Prince Frederick Charles, with a force small in numbers but very rapidly moved and skilfully handled, drove Chanzy's forces out of Orleans and Le Mans, and finally from the whole line of the Sarthe. It is true that the French troops were merely raw levies, but the rapidity of the movements of the German corps was remarkable in the severe weather that prevailed, and it must be admitted that the Red Prince contributed in no mean degree to compel the surrender of Paris. The Prince married in 1854 the Princess Mary Anne, daughter of the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, and leaves a son, Prince Frederic Leopold, and three daughters, of whom the eldest, Princess Mary, married, iirstly, Prince Henry of the Netherlands, who died in 1879 and, secondly, the Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg; the second, Princess Elizabeth, is married to Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg; and the youngest, Princess Margaret, is Duchess of Connaught.
Why are the men of genius so often bachelors ? We don't know exactly, but understand now why it is fiat we have remained single. An officer of very small stature, but very hasty temper, was one day vehemently scolding at the first soldier of his company—a man of uncommon <ize. The soldier for some time endured patiently and even unconcernedly the storm of vituperation risii.g up to him from his diminutive chief. Finding, hoi\ ever, that instead of abating the rage of his officer it went on increasing, he quietly said to his next man," John, 1 and fetch him a stool; I believe he wants to give me a VlX on the ear."
EPITOME OF NEWS. JRITISH AND FOREIGN. Mr. Bradlaugh has addressed a letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons, intimating that, when the new Ministry is formed and the re-elections are com- pleted, he will again present himself at the table. The Speaker has replied to the effect that he will take the earliest opportunity of communicating Mr. Bradlaugh's intention to the House. The new romantic play by Henry A. Jones and Wilson Barrett will probably be produced in New York shortly after its appearance at the Princess's in the autumn. Mr. Jones will probably go to America to attend its rehearsals, and also to produce in New York his recent successful Vaudeville play, "Saints and Sinners." Dr. Conrad, the Austrian Minister of Public Instruc- tion, has been elected deputy for the rural district of Radantz by a large majority. An Imperial order dated St. Petersburg, May 28, has been promulgated, directing that in the event of war the Reserve Battalions, the cadres of which are at present attached to the permanent fortress garrisons, are to be formed into regiments of infantry consisting of five battalions each. A telegram from Admiral Jouett at Aspinwall an- nounces that through his efforts a treaty of peace has been signed by the Commissioners of both parties in Panama. The treaty is not, however, approved by the i revolutionary authorities, and matters therefore remain as before. A point of some interest to Benefit Societies was de- cided at Marlborough-street Police-court on Wednes- day. A waiter, named Ramsdale, claimed of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society E4 10s., compensation for the loss of a dress-suit in the recent fire at the Japanese Village, Knightsbridge. The question was argued whether the suit came within the definition of tools or implements of trade or calling," according to the rules. The magistrate decided for the complainant, and made an order for the amount claimed. On Wednesday the East London Waterworks Com- pany was fined 40s., with costs, at Worship-street Police-court, London, for refusing to supply water to a stable at Mile-end. The ground of the refusal was the complainant's non-compliance with an order as to the fixture of a stopcock, but the magistrate overruled that demand. In the City the accession of a Conservative Ministry is spoken of as a stroke of good luck for the Lord Mayor, who is now regarded as certain of obtaining his baronetcy, a recognition which he has well deserved not less for services at Westminster than at the Mansion House. In the Italian Chamber, on Wednesday, the Budget of the Foreign Ministry was passed by a majority of four votes, one more than the strict legal number required, and the prospect of a Cabinet crisis was ren- dered still more probable by this division. Field-Marshal Manteuffel, the Governor-General of Alsace-Lorraine, has died at Carlsbad from a sudden attack of pulmonary congestion. A case of cannibalism is reported £ from the Brass River. An attempt was made on the life of a prince named Allagogha by a man, who fled to a village, where all trace of him was lost. The prince seized as hostages nine men belonging to the village, and promised that no harm should be done to them it the man were sur- rendered, A few days afterwards, however, he killed them, and their bodies were cooked and eaten. Sir C. Dilke presided on Wednesday evening at a large meeting held under the auspices of the Early Closing Association, and expressed himself strongly in support of the movement. While a boy named William Davenport, residing at Fortshill, near Newry, was returning home from school he was struck down insensible with sunstroke, and died in a few minutes. This is the first case of sun- stroke that has occurred in Ireland for many years. The Right Hon. J. G. Shaw-Lefevre, M.P., presided at the house dinner of the National Liberal Club on Wednesday night, and in responding to the toast of Mr. Gladstone and his Colleagues," proposed by Mr. Borlase, M.P., defended the course which the Govern- ment had taken in connection with the Budget defeat, and urged that after that defeat there were only two courses open-dissolution or resignation. Under pre- sent circumstances the former was impracticable, and the Government would have placed themselves in a most discreditable position if they had not accepted the latter. The Irish Report of the Royal Commission for the Housing the Poor is being drawn up, but owing to the political changes which are now taking place, some i > time is likely to elapse before the Commissioners will be able to consider it with a view to its adoption. In the Court of Appeal on Tuesday the appeal of the Whitechapel Board of Works from an injunction of Vice-Chancellor Bacon restrainiag them from imped- ing the plaintiff Horner in his market rights was dis- missed, the Court holding that the statutory powers of the defendants were subordinate to the market rights of the plaintiff. On Tuesday, at the Middlesex Sessions, Albert Leister was found guilty of obtaining JE50 with in- tent to defraud, and sentenced to six months' hard labour. At the London Mansion House on Tuesday W. H. Herrington was fined 20s., and 24s. costs, for falsely representing himself as a solicitor. From April 1 to the 13th inst. the Exchequer receipts amounted to B17,052,157, or £285,745 more than the £ 16,766,412 received in the corresponding period ending June 14,1884. The expenditure up to the 13th inst. was B17,004,068, being i-3,499,922 more than the ex- penditure for the similar period of 1884-5. The balances on the 13th inst. amounted to £5,175,945, and on June 14,1884, were £ 7.939,360. Tuesday was the anniversary of two memorabl British battles, viz., Dettingen, which was fought o 16^815^' and Quatre Bras, fought on Jun The Bishop of Ripon presided on Wednesday at?a meeting in tbe Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, in aid of the Children's Country Holidays Fund. The object of the fund is to provide fresh air for ailing London children by sending them on visits to cottages in the country for two or three weeks. Resolutions were passed recognising the value of the work carried on by the fund, and pledging the meeting to do all in its power to support the society and enable it to ex- tend its operations. At Wednesbury, John Hand, iron worker, has been sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment with hard labour for shocking neglect. It was shown that in consequence of prisoner being too idle to work, his wife and six children were found in an empty house in a state of starvation, they not having had. food for several days. Being ill they were all removed to the workhouse. The prisoner was found lying on some bags in a drunken state. The Prince and Princess of Wales, their three daughters, the Duke of Cambridge, and a distinguished gathering stopped at Virginia Water on Monday on their way to Ascot on the occasion of the opening of the Holloway Sanatorium, a middle-class institution for the mentally afflicted, which has been constructed on St. Anne's Heath. Mr. Martin-Holloway, one of the trustees, presented an address of welcome to the Prince of Wales, who, in opening the Sanatorium, expressed his opinion that the wealth of the founder could not have been better applied than in ministering to the comfort of those who would occupy the institution. A general order has been received by the Irish Excise authorities to return the extra duty charged on beer and spirits, consequent on the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer's Budget. The following resolution has been passed by the In. ternational Arbitration and Peace Association, moved by Dr. Karl Blind, seconded by Dr. G. B. Clark: That the executive of the International Arbitration and Peace Association hereby records, on behalf of its mem- bers its deep sympathy with the French people on the occasion of the death of their eminent citizen, Victor Hugo. His fame as a poet aDd writer, his steadfastness in advocating for thirty five years past the cause of popular freedom, his noble and humane endeavour to awaken the conscience of the wealthy with regard to the sufferings of the neglected classes, and thereby to promote social harmony, have made his name a great one throughout the world. This feeling of respect has shown itself since his death among all nations, regard- less of whatever temporary estrangements there may have been. From a feeling of international brother- hood, remembering tbe fact of his having been the Pre- sident of the great Peace Conference in 1850 and con- sidering how long the distinguished poet and statesman lived as an exile under the shelter of this country, the committee resolves to forward the expression of its sym- pathy to the friends of the deceased, as well as to the kindred societ es and the press." Oa Wednesday evening Mr. Chamberlain, M.P., ad- dressed a public meeting in the Holloway Hall, London, in support of the candidature of Mr. Richard Cham- berlain for West Islington. In reviewing the present position of pnblic affairs, the right hon. gentleman said he was not one of those who bad believed that Lord Salisbury would find it difficult to form a Government, the difficulty would be found in the choice of a policy more than in the selection of persons. Before the Government had been formed five perfectly distinct and mutually destruct;ve financial policies had been enunciated, to all of which one or other of its members had pledged themselves. Mr. Chamberlain predicted that the Tory leaders would joiQt in a self-denying ordinance, and that each would begin to eat his own words in order that all might have a clean slate, and go in search of a new policy for a united Conservative party. He agreed with Lord Randolph Churchill's views with regard to ruling Ireland, which were very different from those of Lord Salisbury, and advocated a system of land reform and the extension of local government. A resolution of confidence in Mr. Glad- stone and his colleagues was passed. Fresh cases of choleraic disease have continued to appear in various parts of Spain. The name of Mr. William Pickard, miners' agent, is included in a list of new magistrates just appointed for the borough of Wigan. Mr. Pickard is the first repre- sentative of the miners placed on the commission of the peace. It is stated that James Stephens, the late head- centre, will be selected as Nationalist candidate for one of the divisions of county Tipperary, and John O'Leary and Thomas Clark Luby, ex-Fenians, for other southern constituencies. The phylloxera has increased so markedly in Hun- gary that the whole of the vineyards in the wine-grow- ing country of Hegyallja are threatened with destruc- tion. In the Dublin Exchequer Court, Miss Mary Ann Grayson claimed £ 500 damages from Mr. Lawrence Hope, a farmer and a 1 owner of racehorses, for breach of promise. The plaintiff's father, on Saturday, obtained a verdict for t350 damage? for her seduction by the defendant. The breach of promise action was now settled on defendant paying t20. On Monday the Manchester Ship Canal Bill, which has passed a committee of the Lords, came before a committee of the Commons, Mr. Forster in the chair. Counsel on both sides have promised to consider a sug- gestion to refer to the committee any evidence which has been already given, that body undertaking to give it the same consideration as if it had come before them in the ordinary way. At Halesowen, on Monday, Thomas Allen, solicitor, was committed for trial for being engaged in a system of extraordinary frauds. The prisoner's "modus operandi was to visit parties who had sons engaged in the army in India, and to falsely represent that he had befriended them. By these means, it is alleged, he succeeded in obtaining goods, lodgings, and money all over the country. At the inquest concerning the death of Mr. Isaac May, a clerk in the Ulster Bank, Dame-street, Dublin, who committed suicide on Sunday by cutting his throat with a razor, it appeared he h&d been sleepless and irritable during the week, and said he was tired of his life. Ris accounts were found to be correct. At Sheffield on Monday a cutler, named Turner, was fined B2 and costs, or a month's imprisonment, for shocking neglect of two of his children, now inmates of the Ecclesall Workhouse. One of the children, a girl four years of age, was no bigger than a baby a few months old, and when admitted to the workhouse was in an emaciated condition. The Lord Mayor presided on Monday at the annual distribution of prizes to the successful competitors of the Medical Schools of St. Thomas's Hospitals in pre- sence of a large company. Much surprise was excited in Paris on Monday by the announcement of the death of Vice. Admiral Courbet, Commander-in-chief of the French fleet in the East, who expired on board the Bayard, off Makung, in the Pescadores, on the 11th inst. In the Chamber there was a general expression of regret among all parties at the death of the gallant officer. The Afghan Delimitation Commission telegraphs that it is still encamped near Herat. In consequence of the approach of the hot season it is not considered possible that the demarcation of the frontier can now be-in before September. A fire occurred on Monday night on board the steamer Arno, of Sunderland, which arrived in the Victoria Dock at Leith from the Black Sea, with a cargo of barley. The fire is supposed to have arisen from the over-heating of the donkey-engine boiler while dis- charging cargo. The flames spread to the upper deck, and much damage vsas done before the fire was extin- guished. The Austrian Government has refused to authorise the establishment of private cremation societies, on the ground that they might encourage crime. The decree states that murders have often been detected through the exhumation of dead bodies, and that even if it were arranged that all bodies should be examined before cremation, the examinations would generally be of a perfunctory character. It would be too expensive and it would take too long to apply in every case those delicate chemical tests which are used where poisoning is suspected; and yet, without the general and com- pulsory application of such tests, there could be no security. The White Star Company's steamer Celtic arrived off Queenstown Harbour at seven o'clock on Monday morning, and reported that on Thursday morning last a steerage passenger named McKay, a Scotchman, jumped overboard and was drowned. The Celtic was stopped as quickly as possible, and a boat with four men was lowered over the side, but it capsized as soon as it touched the water, throwing all the men into the sea. They managed, however, to get on the keel of the capsized boat until another was got out, which picked them 1!lp. Meanwhile, McKay had disappeared. Earthquake shocks of increased severity have again occurred in Cashmere. Over 2000 persons are said to have perished in the district of Mirzurfurabad. Messrs. Christie on Saturday brought to a close the sale of the first portion of the Beckett-Denison art collection, which included the pictures. A remarkable incident of the day was the disposal of the famous painting by Rubens, Daniel in the Den of Lions," for which Mr. Demson gave 5000 guineas at the Hamilton Palace sale. It was now bought back on behalf of the Duke of Hamilton for 2000 guineas, his Grace thus clearing 3000 guineas by this transaction. The first portion of the sale realised £ 47,795. At Exeter, on Tuesday, the county magistrates fined Mary Coombe £50, with the alternative of three months' imprisonment, for being in the possession of an illicit still. The defendant resides at Broadclyst, near Exeter. In April last two brothers, named Taylor, went to her cottage and became intoxicated with still liquors. They proceeded to an out-house to sleep off the effects, and on the elder of the two awaking he found his brother lying dead by his side. Parcels not exceeding 71b. in weight will be received at any post-office in the United Kingdom on and from the 1st July for transmission to Aden, to any part of the Continent of India, and to British Burmah. On and after the 1st of July money orders may be obtained at any Money Order Office in the United Kingdom, payable at places in the kingdom of Hawaii (Sandwich Islands). Mr. Justice Chitty on Tuesday sanctioned a scheme by which a fund of about Y,70 a year, left by Nathan Simson in 1725 to his poor relations should be ad- ministered in portions-three. fourths by the Jewish Board of Guardians amongst Jews, and one-fourth by the Charity Organisation Society amongst persons not Jews. At a conference of clergy, held at the National Society's Rooms, it was resolved to establish a Clergy Pensions Institution, in which self-help is to be the leading revenue. A meeting of the supporters of the Metropolitan Provident Medical Association was held on Tuesday at the residence of Mr. F. D. Mocatta, 9, Connaught- place, W., at which a resolution was passed to the effect that as by the scheme of the association good medical attendance and medicine had already been brought within tne reach ot the working classes in many districts of London on reasonable payment and non-pauperising terms, and had proved of much value to the public, it was desirable that funds should be raised in order to extend the same self-supporting system into other districts. A Dublin newspaper recently published a paragraph that gave rise to much indignation. It was to the effect that the panel under the stained glass window erected in St. Saviour's Roman Catholic Church, Dominick street, to the memory of the late Mr. Thomas Burke, Under Secretary, who was assassinated in the Phoenix park, and which bore an inscription stating that it had been erected by Earl Spencer, was surreptitiously unscrewed and removed on Sunday, and that there was no clue to the perpetrators of the out- rageous act. Upon making inquiries it was found that this statement was devoid of truth, the simple fact being that some days ago workmen were sent for to execute some slight repairs to the plate, and for that purpose they took it down and carried it to their work- shop. It will be back in its place in a day or two. It is recorded in Monday's minutes of the House of Lords that there has been received and referred to the Committee for Privileges the petition T Edith, Countess of Aylesford, formerly the wife and now the widow of Heneage, seventh Earl of Aylesford and Baron Guernsey for and on behalf of Guy Bertrand, claiming to be eighth Earl of Aylesford and Baron Guernsey, praying their lordslnps that she may be allowed to appear and be heard for and on behalf of, and as guar- dian and next friend to, her infant son, the said Guy Bertrand, before their Lordships' House and before their Lordships' Committee for Privileges, by her counsel and agents, in opposition to the claim of the Honourable Charles Wightwick Finch to the titles honours, and dignities of Earl of Aylesford and Baron' Guernsey; and also that of further hearing of the peti- tion of the said Honourable Charles Wightwick Finch may be postponed for such time as is necessary. ?fv". J' Gregson, the founder of the Soldiers' lotal Abstinence Association, has received the follow- ing letter from the Duke of Connaught: "Dear Mr. Gregson,-On the eve of my departure from Meerut, I write to express my thanks tc. you for the good work you have done amongst the soldiers of this division. I thoroughly appreciate the good results that have attended your untiring efforts to promote temperance amongst the British soldiers serving in India. Ex- perience has taught me how much the crime in the army in India is either caused or aggravated by drink, and one cannot too often impress this upon the men themselves. I think that great improvements in this respect have already taken place, and I am sure, by lessening the temptations hitherto so often offered to the men, a great deal will be done. Thanking you again for all your efforts to promote temperance in the army, and wishing you continued success in your good work, believe me, yours truly, ARTHUR, Major- General." The State of Panama has been declared under mar- tial law. "Ready to depart on the morrow," was the subject of the late Mr. Paxton's Hood's last discourse. It is believed that the fine estate of Mr. Lyne Stephens, known as Lvnford Hall. Norfolk, will be pur- chased by a member of the Royal Family. The amended Barbadoes Biii legalising marriage whh a deceased wife's sister has passed the Council, and arrived in England for the Royal sanction. A child, aged four j ears, has died at Leicester from drinking oil of almonds, which his mother had pur- chased for domestic purposes. The death, in Paris, is announced of M. Leon Renier, the celebrated archasologist, at the sge of seventy-six. The number of men now on board the ships of the Evolutionary Squadron has been increased to nearly 9000. Collections in aid of the Metropolitan' Hospital Sunday Fund were made in more than 1600 places of worship in London on Sunday. The annual inspection of the Corps ot Commission- aires took place on Sunday morning on the parade grourdof the Wellington Barracks, in the presence of the Duke of Edinburgh. Intelligence has been received from Candia that the Christian members of the Cretan Assembly have approved the appointment of Savas Pasha as Governor, and the danger of disturbance has been averted. Professor Fleeming J eakin, Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh, has died very unex- pectedly from blood poisoning, after undergoing a surgical operation of a trivial kind. The Vienna papers have decided, in consequence of the new Sunday law, not to appear on Monday morn- ing, but to issue a somewhat earlier evening edition than usual on that day. 51 A large waterspout burst on the night of the 8th inst. «n Mexico, not far from Lagos, and has caused great loss of life. One hundred and seventy boiies are stated to have been picked up. The Speke Hall, an Indian steamer, has been de stroyed by a cyclone not far from Aden. Her second officer, who says he was the only person saved, was picked up floating on a spar, and has been landed at Colombo. Haymaking was commenced under exceedingly favourable conditions on Saturday in West Middlesex. The grass in places is very heavy, and with a continu- ance of warm weather the crop will be harvested in splendid condition The results of examination, parts 1 and 2, in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos, were announced on Saturday in the presence of a large and enthusiastic assemblage. The first wrangler is Mr. Arthur Berry, of King's; the second, Mr. Augustus Love, of St. John's; and the third, Mr. Herbert Richmond, of King's. There are two lady-wranglers—Miss M. E. Riekett and Miss B. Hewett. both of Newnham. Immediately after the vote, when a change of Ministry become probable, five town houses were placed by their owners at Mr. Gladstone's disposal. We understand that Mr. Gladstone has accepted the offer of the residence of Mr. Bertram Currie. in Pdchmond- terrace. The Lauderdale peerage claim was again before the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords ou Saturday. The evidence of some American witnesses having been taken, the further hearing was adjourned until the 8th of July. mSHi A gathering of Conservatives took place on Saturday evening at Great Harwood, near Blackburn, in further- ance of the candidature of Lord Cranborne for the Darwen Division of Lancashire. His lordship was one of the principal speakers, and a resolution condemning the policy of the Government was supported by Mr. Edward Clarke, M.P. A sad bathing fatality occurred late on Sunday after- noon at Ushaw College, near Durham. Two youths, 9 1 named Seed and Mclntyre, were bathing in the mill dam. Seed could swim, but not Mclntyre. Mclntyre got into a damp and swampy place, and was drowning when Seed attempted his rescue. McIntyre clung so tight to him that before further assistance arrived both were drowned. Both young men were well known, their parents being employed at the college, and the calamity cast a deep gloom over the village of Hill Top, where they resided. A commencement was made on Saturday with the work connected with the repair and preservation of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on -Avon, which has most interesting historical associations, and, as the burial place of Shakespeare, is the object of universal interest. The estimated cost of the work is £ 12,000. Nothing approaching wholesale restoration is intended, the work, which will be most carefully carried out, being confined to one of needful repairs. To gain the confidence of the public, the committee have enlisted the aid of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings. The fine Early Norman tower is to receive first attention. The ancient doorway near Shakes- peare's tomb will be opened to p-c access to the new vestry which it is proposed to c r'-L- on the site of the old one. A somewhat iserious riot occur; it Genoa on Sun- day. A number of clergy made a t-;>™rimage to a shrine near the town, and returned at noon headed by a band of music. It is asserted that some of their number uttered cries of Long live the Pope-King." The Liberals protested against this, and stones were thrown on both sides. One individual received a blow from a stone on the head, and subsequently died of his in. juries. Several other persons were also hurt in the melee. The police and the military were obliged to in- terfere, and ultimately succeeded in restoring order. Sir Charles Dilke presided on Saturday evening at the annual dinner of the Cobden Club; and he and Mr. Chamberlain were the principal speakers on the occasion. Both right hon. gentlemen referred, amid great applause, to ths necessity of giving better local government to Ireland, Sir Charles Dilke asking whether it was not time to try a new departure, and to see if the householders of Ireland are not as competent to rule themselves as the householders in Great Britain. The unfounded rumour that Lord Salisbury had declined to take office having reached the dinner table, llr. Chamberlain declared that he received the news with incredulous indignation. Admitting that the position of the Conservatives was one of difficulty, he pointed out that as they had made their beds so they must lie." If they were willing to follow on the lines of Liberal principles there was no reason why they should not remain in Downing-street as caretakers until ths new tenants were ready for a prolonged and permanent occupation in November.
THE MARKETS. MARK LANE. A very quiet tone has characterised the grain trade at Mark-Jane. The satisfactory aocounts respecting the growing crops check business. Fresh supplied of English produce were short, and of foreign moderate. The demand for home-grown wheat was inaotive, and prices were about 6d lower. Foreign wheat was in very slow demand, and could only be saleable at some reduction, say 6d per quarter, but there was nothing doing. Flour was dull, and country and ft reign sorts were all e'.sier to sell. The barley trade was inactive. Grinding produce ruled in buyers' favour. Oats were a dull sale, and were weaki n value. JMiize was more or less depressed, but cai hardly be quoted lower. Beans and peas were about ed to Is lower oa the week j lentils unaltered. Linseed steady from scarcity. Cakes una-tered. METROPOLITAN CATHiE MA&XET. The total imports of foreign stock into London last week amounted to 15,629 head. In the corresponding period last year we received 24,907; in 1883, 20,520 in 18S2, 20,003; m 18^1, 16,733 in 1880, 21,87* in 18711, 21,38t; in 187&, 21,424; in i 877, 12,822. At Liverpool there were receive! 315 beasts from BJ iaiore, 514 beasts from Boston, and 658 beasts from Montreal; and at Southampfon 20 beists from Jers- y and Guernsey, 366 beists from Montreal, and 60 teists from Oporto. The catte tr lde has remained quiet, with no particular feature. The tendency has been rather stronger, but not maeh. animation ha, been observed. As regards beasts, the receipts from our gracing districts were small. Business progressed slowly, bat prices tendei against the buyer The best Scots and crosses made 58 to 5s 2d per Slbs. Foreign beasts were not in large supply, and with a quiet demand prices were steady. With reference to sheep a fair number was penned The trade was quiet, at al o i, late rates, "he best. small Downs andh lt'-breds made 5s lOd to 6s, and 12st -h-epos id to 5s 44 per 81b. Lambs were quoted at fa to 7s per 81b. Calves Kr.d pi/s Eold at late prices. Coarse and inferior bea~-t->, 43 to 4s 6d; second quality ditto, 4s 6d to 4 s 6d; prime large oxen, 4s 103. to 5s Od Scots, &c., 5s to 5s 2d coarse and inferior sheep, 48 lOd to 5s 2d; seconds. 5s 4d to 5s 8d prime coarse-wool ed ditto, 5s Sd ti 5* JOd; prime Southdown ditto, 5s lOd to 6s; lamb-, 6s Oil to 7s; large coarse cilves. 4s Cli to 4s 6d prime small ditto, 4s 6d to 5s large hogs, 3s 6d to 4s and neat small porkers, 4s to 4a 6d per 81b to sink the offal. Total supply.—English Beasis, 27iO; sheep a;)d lambs, 10,880; calves, 269 milch cows, 40. Foreign: Beasts, 1270; sheep and lambs, 20; calves, 30. From tne Midland and Hosie Counties we received 7 0 beasts; from Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, 600 b asts from Scotland, 150 beasts; and from Canada, 10 0 beasts. METROPOLITAN MEAT MARKET. A moderate supply was on offer. There was a very limited demand, the trade being very slow. Inferior beef, 2s 8d to 3s 4d; middling ditto, 3s 4d to 4s 0d prime large ditto, 4s Od to 4s 4d; prime sm J1 ditto, 4s 2d to 48 6d veal, 3s 8d to 4s 4d; inferior mutton, 3s to 3s Sd middling ditto, 4s to 5s prime ditto, 5s Od to 5s 10d; large pork, 2s Sd to 3s 4d; small ditto, 3s 4d to 3s lOd; lamb, 6s to 6s Sd per 81b by the carcase. FISH. Prices Black soles, Is 3d to 2s per pair ditto slips, 6d to Sd per lb; cod, to £10 per fcore; crimped ditto, 6s to 12s each; lobsters, 9s (id to 35s per dozen; crabs, 16s to S6s p r score; mackerel, Is to 1 s 9d p r dozen; salmon, Is to Is 4d per lb turbots, 6s to 10s each; whitings (hooked), 12s to 20s per score; skinners, 6d to Is 6d per dozen; plaice, 10s to 12s per pad grisle, OJd to 10M per lb; brill?, is 6d to 3s each mulletr, fOs to 15s per dozen oysters, 6d to is 9d per dozen; and trout, 9d to is per lb. POTATO. There was a moderate supply of lId potatoes but good of new on sale. The trade was steady, as follows ;—Jersey kidneys, 12s to 14s Cherbourg round, 7s to 8s; Lisbon ditto, 7s to 8s and Malta ditto, 7s to 8s per cwt.