THE NEWS BUDGET. The great military review which the King of Italy has been holding at Gallerate, near Milan, ap- pears to have passed of with great eclat. The manceu- vres lasted three hours. The concourse of spectators was very large. The King was accompanied by the Royal princes, and was received with great enthusiasm. Public festivities are being held in Milan in honour of the occasion. These military demonstrations are believed by many to have a political significance. Some regard them as Italy's first warning" to the Austrian occupants of Venetia. Two men named Gobeau and- Squelard, near Charleroi, while watching their cattle, took shelter from the rain near a heap of clover. They had not been there many minutes when they were struck by lightning and killed on the spot. The clover near which they were sitting was at the same time set on fire. The sister of Squelard, who was in another part of the field, noticing the fire, ran to the spot to alarm the men, who she thought were not aware of it, and was horror-struck at finding that they were both dead. A Suicidal Family.—An inquest has been lately held at Whitechapel, on the body of Anna Hyams, a Jewess, aged forty-eight years, who had hanged herself. Deceased, who was the wife of a basket salesman, was given to habits of intemperance, and was drunk three or four days before her death. She had attempted to hang herself eleven years ago, and two of her family had also destroyed themselves. On the morning on which she committed suicide she told a friend that her husband must not sell certain clothes, as she had bought them for him to follow her to her grave. The jury, after a long deliberation, returned a verdict that the deceased destroyed herself while in a state of temporary insanity. Loss of Life in the Thames.-An accident has just occurred, which, unfortunately, resulted in the loss of two lives. A Greenwich steam vessel having left the Tunnel pier, was on its way up the river, when a small boat, containing three men, went close under its bow. The captain immediately reversed the engines, but the little boat was apparently unmanageable, and, getting close to the starboard paddle wheel, was upset. Every assistanee was rendered, but two of the men were unfortunately drowned. The bodies have been recovered. Cowardly* Misconduct to Maiden Ladies.- Joseph Tanner was charged, at the Westminster Police-court, with wilfully breaking two panes of glass in the house of Miss Eliza Bagne, who lived with a maiden sister in Coleshill-street. The complainants ] had been much annoyed by two men who had been seen to tie the knocker of the door to the step, and the prisoner was one of them. He was also seen to throw stones at the kitchen windows of the complain- j ant's house- The complainants had for some time 3 been subjected to considerable annoyance of the same j description, and the house had been watched. The prisoner denied having thrown the stones, and was remanded. j Arrival of a Gold Ship from Australia.- i Messrs. Green's ship, Roxburgh Castle, 1,121 tons, 1 Captain C. Dinsdale, from Melbourne, June 28, passed i up Channel, off Plymouth, on Saturday afternoon, i She rounded Cape Horn July 26, and crossed the r Equator in long. 29, on August 17. She brings 18 c cabin passengers, 14 ditto in the second cabin, and 82 c in intermediate and steerage. Her cargo consists of I 43,622 oz. gold, 90 tons antimony ore, 120 tons silver f lead ore, 40 tons copper, 567 bales wool, and sundry i bales of leather, skins, &c., and bags of bark. Edward I Boothe, an intermediate passenger, died on the pas- ( sage, July 8. The ship Wav-e of Life was to leave t Melbourne about July 3 for London, with a large con- signment of gold. s A woman supposed to be dead was a few days back removed to the hospital of Blidah, in Algeria, for the purpose of being subjected to a post- mortem examination, her disease having appeared inexplicable to the medical men who had attended her. As the surgeon was about to make use of the scalpel and commence her dissection, the supposed corpse uttered a loud shriek and sat up. She had been in a state of lethargy, and awoke only just in time. It will be remembered that Abbe Prevost, the author of "Manon Lescaut," was less fortunate. It is known that he died from wounds inflicted by the dissecting knife under similar circumstances. Pauperism.— In England and Wales (omitting the few parishes still under the Act. of Elizabeth or under Gilbert's Act, and consequently making no-* retuxns) the number of paupers in receipt of relief on the first day of this year was 1,142,624, which is one in seven- teen or 5'75 per cent. on the population as enumerated at the census of April, 1861, and an increase of more than 20 per cent. over the pauperism of New Year's- day 1862. The increase is in the out-door paupers. The pauperism of January, 1863, was constituted as follows :—Able-bodied, 598,346, being 52-4 per cent of the whole number of paupers; not able-bodied, 503,809, being 44'1 per cent. of the whole number; insane, 36,018, or 31 per cent.; vagrants, 4,234, or 0*4 per cent.; the small residue are not classed. Of the able- bodied 82,309 were men, 171,190 women, 344,847 children. The adult able-bodied paupers on January 1, 1863, were above 50 per cent, more than on January 1, 1862. Of the paupers 433,652 were children under 16, 736 of the insane and idiotic were children. In -the north-western division (Lancashire and Cheshire), of the whole 287,631 paupers relieved, 224,456 (78 per cent.) were able-bodied persons; in the south-western division only 34 per cent. Murder by a Sailor.-llt the Liverpool PoHee- court a sailor named John Buntin has been brought before the presiding magistrates—Messrs. Castellain and Houghton-charged with the murder of another seaman, named John Rothwell. The facts of the case were theseOn the 10th of June last both the de- ceased and the prisoner were at Gualeguay, near .Buenos Ayres, having gone on shore from the barque Lemos. Whilst there the boatswain and the captain quarrelled with the prisoner for having taken away a horse and compelled them to walk. The boatswain struggled with the prisoner, and Rothwell endeavoured to separate them, whereupon the prisoner became very angry and stabbed ihim in the groin. There was some doubt as to the jurisdiction of the court, and the case was therefore remanded, in order that the opinion of Mr. Raffles, the stipendiary magistrate, might be obtained. Conference of Coal Miners.-The miners of the United Kingdom hold a conference at the Co- operative-hall, Leeds, on the 12th of October, when delegates from all the principal colliery districts are expected to be present Among the subjects to be dis- cussed that of the education of boys working in colleries will he among the most prominent, as will be seen from the following queries which have been addressed to the -delegates who are to be present, ajid on which they will take the opinion of those whom they repre- sent :—1st. Are you of opinion that the operation of the education clauses tends to produce a growing indis- position among owners and agents to admit young persons under twelve years of age into their pits ? 2nd. Are you of opinion that the education clauses effect any real durable benefit to the colliers' boys ? 3rd. Have the education clauses operated to secure better school attendance from fee age of ten to twelve years by that portion of your scholars ? 4th. Are you of opinion the education clauses need improvement P 5th. What would you suggest as right and proper to be done legislatively to secure better education for the children of miners P 6th. Are you of opinion the appli- cation of the education clauses of the Factories Act— viz. half schooling and half work, for colliers' boys, from the ages of ten to twelve years, ought not to be adopted ? A Touching Incident.—A good specimen of a British tar, his bronzed face being a perfect picture of honesty and ingenuousness, came into the police-office in Dale-street, Liverpool, the other day, with a poor, delicate-looking child in his arms, about two years of age. On entering the detective-office, "Jack "said that he had picked the child up, as he saw the poor little thing was in danger of being trampled under foot, and took it in his arms, where it lay quite comfortable. Not knowing where to take it, he thought the beat thing he could do was to bring it there. The little child seemed to feel that it was in the hands of a warm- hearted protector, and the sailor was quite moved at parting with it, when the magistrate asked him if he had no wife or child of his own. This question served to touch some sensitive chord in Jack's" nature, for he burst into tears, and rested his head upon his arms, and remained silently in this posture for several minutes. After a short interval he, in a dejected sort of manner, said he would have liked to taken the child on board the ship with him, if there was any place there to keep it. Jack's" deeply sfestiflg manner touched the feelings of all. The sailor's name is John Jenkins, belonging to her Majesty's ship Emerald. He gained his end, and the child remains in the protection of the police till its parents are found, or, if deserted, it will find a home. Destructive Fire.-A large rick of barley, the produce of seven acres, has been destroyed by fire at Stamshaw, near Portsmouth, and is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. It was the property of Mr. Andrew Nance, of Baffin's Farm. A large body of military, with their engines, and the borough police with the town engine, proceeded to the scene of the fire on the alarm being given, but were unable to render any efficient aid in checking the flames until the entire rick was destroyed. Literary Plagiarism.-A curious case of literary plagiarism is engaging much attention in the two Uni- versities of Oxford and Cambridge; and the Atliencsum asserts much to the disadvantage of the latter. The Camden medal, for the best Latin poem on "India Pacificata," was this year awarded by the University of Cambridge to Mr. F. W. H. Myers, a scholar of Trinity College. The poem having been printed, eyes quicker and more critical than those of the examiners perceived that a large portion-some say one-fourth of it—had been taken, line for line, and word for word, from the prize poetry of Oxford, some of which was half a century old. Iron Streets.-A project has been broached in New York for paving the streets with iron, and con- ducting the traffic by steam carriages moving on these iron floors. It is urged that the saving to clothing, furniture, and goods, from damage by dust and mud would be enormous; that the resistance on clean iron floors would be small, the wear on carriages slight, and the noise but trifling in comparison with what it is at present. Shoes, it is represented, would wear much longer on iron side walks than on stone. The noise in most great eities is frightful. A Dangerous Quarrel.—A dispute about a right to a commonage took place the other day between Bridget Kelly, a farmer's wife, and William Heavy, an army pensioner, on the townland of Cloughan, near Roscommon, when the former pelted the latter with stones, and caused him to retreat into his house; but he immediately returned, arming himself with a pistol, which he presented at the woman, who became thereat the more excited, and having continued to fling stones at Heavy, he fired the contents in the direction in which she was standing, but without doing her any injury. Information having been sent to the police, Heavy was arrested and brought before the Hon. G. French, who admitted him to bail to appear at the next Petty Sessions of Coolderry, on the 2nd proximo. Typhus Fever.—In a pamphlet entitled Appli- cation du grand Air dans le Traitement de la Fievre Typhoide," Dr. Shrimpton, of Paris, publishes several remarkable cures, chiefly attributable to the free ad- mission of air to the patient's bed-room. Dr. Shrimp- ton considers typhus fever to be a kind of paralysis or asphyxia of all the vital functions occasioned by the 1 respiration of a lethiferous atmosphere emanating either ] from a typhoid patient or from any other morbid source, < and he practically demonstrates not only the advantages i to be derived from the effects of open air in the treat- ment of typhus fever, but be pronounces the absolute immunity from contagion or infection in the open air. The patient cannot be exposed to any danger under any circumstances of complication' by other diseases, j or from the temperature of the atmosphere; for if the patient is kept warm in bed by artificial means, the free breathing of pure fresh air will at all times keep j up the natural animal heat. In typhus fever, com- plications of all kinds, of the lungs, or of any other organ, only render the free access of pure fresh air more argent and more necessary. The beneficial effect of ( fresh air also enables the practitioner to administer stimulants which the patient might otherwise be un- 1 able to bear. The Murder by Frenchmen on the High Seas.—Jean Guiot, Lefevre F. Joseph, and Eugene Jean, of the French ship Jeune Adeline, have been brought up on remand at the Sunderland Police-court, charged with the wilful murder of Matthew William- son, of Hartlepool, fisherman. The Jeune Adeline, it will be remembered, ran down a fishing-boat, and while the deceased attempted to save his life by getting on board the ship, he was struck, knocked back into the water, and drowned. The clerk to the magistrates announced that a communication had been received from the Home-office, and that the justices were further consulting the law officers of the Crown on the subject. The prisoners would, therefore, be remanded 'until a positive answer should, be received- The ooerarreiioe took place about seven miles off the coast about Seaham harbour, and it is supposed the Frenchmen perpetrated the deed so that they might get clear away and avoid any claim for damages. The point of law in question is, whether the magistrates have any juris- diction or not, on account of the affair occurring that distance from the shore, and while the deceased was in ,the act of boarding a French ship. The prisoners, were again remanded, the bench intimating that the case would be taken on the receipt of an answer from the Crown. Bail was accepted for the captain, but the two men were detained in custody. Jack Ashore, and his Curiosity.-A few days ago eight men belonging to the Channel Fleet entered a shop at Greenock, and purchased several instru- ments, including two German concertinas, an accordion, two flutes, a fiddle, a banjo, and a tambourine. All of them being somewhat "elevated," they had no sooner left the shop than they formed themselves into a ring, and commenced to sound their instruments. At last they got tired of music, so they thought to open their instruments to see where the sound came from. Out came their pocket-knives, and soon the instruments were in fifty pieces; but as they could not find where the melody was stored, the remains were soon dis- tributed over the street, the tars themselves speedily thereafter adjourning to the nearest grog-shop. Fatal Accident to a Scots Fusilier Guardsman.-We are sorry to reeord the melan- choly death of Alexander Eastworth, aged fifty-three years, an old soldier of the Scots Fusilier Guards, who expired at St. Bartholomew's Hospital from an acci- dent received in Hatton-garden. Deceased, who had seen a great deal of active service in the Crimea and .elsewhere, was in receipt of the largest pension that could be awarded him. On one evening this week he went to the Globe Tavern in Hatton-garden to see some person on business, but when at the top of the flight of stairs he from some cause fell to the bottom of the staircase with dreadful force. When taken up it was found he had received serious injuries and that his thigh was broken. He was forthwith conveyed to the hospital, and in a few days expired. Bathing in the Serpentine.—During the past summer bathing in the Serpentine has been carried on upon a very extensive scale, in a large space of the water set apart for the especial use of bathers between the hours of five and eight o'clock in the morning and seven and eight o'clock in the evening. From the returns of the Royal Humane Society's superintendent it appears that from the beginning of the year up to the 13th inst. the total number of bathers in the morning had been 64,846, and in the evening 198,841. The highest number reached were from the 13th to the 19th of July, when the heat was very great. There were 6,400 morning bathers and 28,000 in the evening. Seventeen persons who have been in danger of drowning, and eight who have attempted suicide, have been saved by the officers of the Royal Humane Society. Alleged Ill-treatment of a Lunatic.-An in- vestigation has recently been held by Dr. Hardwicke, the deputy-coroner for the central division of Middle- sex, at the Great Northern London Cemetery, Colney Hatch, relative to the death of Henry Richardson, aged twenty-nine, who died in Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, after alleged ill-treatment on the part of the officials of the Middlesex House of Detention, where he had been confined for the last five months. Some -of the deceased's friends complained that, although he was evidently insane, yet the officials of the House of Detention treated and punished him as if he were a sane person. After hearing evidence which was some- what of a contradictory character, the jury returned the following verdict: We find that Henry Richard- son was found dying, and did die, in the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, from the mortal effects of disease of the brain, causing insanity; and the said jurors further say that the said death arose from natural causes, accelerated by undue severity of punishment in the House of Detention." The Rescue from Drowning at Penzance.- It gives us much pleasure, says a local contemporary, to state that the friends of Miss Cock and Miss Quick have presented Mr. J. E. Drew with a handsomely- chased silver salver, bearing the following inscription: —Presented to Mr, J. E. Drew, by Susan Cock and Emma Quick, in grateful remembrance of his noble o mdiwt in saving them from a watery grave, at the risk of his own life, on September 8, 1863." It also I I gives us pleasure to state that Mr. Drew's conduct has I been brought before the Royal Humane Society, and that the requisite inquiries into the merits of the case are almost completed. i A Curious Legacy.-A short time back (says a letter from Berlin), a lady sitting in one of the boxes i at Krol's theatre fell suddenly ill. The disturbance the incident created attracted the attention of the proprietor, M. Engel, who hastened to the spot to render assistance. The lady desired to be led down- stairs, and ordered a cab to be sent for that she might be driven home immediately. Before, however, she had time to reach the door she fell back into the arms of M. Engel a corpse. A day or two since the latter was astonished to receive a letter containing a banker's cheque and a note from the executor of the testament of the unfortunate lady, informing him that the inclosed sum was paid to him as a legacy in ac- cordance with the will of the deceased, who had therein made the following curious provision "Farther, I leave to the proprietor of the house in which I shall die the sum of one hundred thalers." M. Engel has distributed the money among his servants. A Confederate Vessel.-The screw steamship Harriet Pinckney, under the command of Captain Johns, has just arrived in the Mersey from Bermuda. The Harriet Pinckney left St. George's, Bermuda, on the evening of the 30th August and anchored off Falmouth on the afternoon of the 15th inst. The mails and passengers which she brought from Bermuda were landed at Falmouth-the mails, of course, being chiefly from the Confederate States. The cargo brought by the vessel is extremely valuable, compris- ing 1,035 bales of cotton, 167 half tierces of tobacco, and about fifty casks of spirits of turpentine. The names of the passengers landed at Falmouth are:- The Rev. Mr. Jackson and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Green- ton, Master Saikas, Colonel Thorburn (of the Con- federate army), Dr. Girard, and the Rev. William Hallett. The Harriet Pinckney is a fine-looking craft; and amongst those who are looked upon as the "know- ing ones," she is considered to be the best "nurse" that the Confederate privateers Alabama and Florida have had. Wills.—The will of the Right Hon. William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, Earl of Morning- ton, of Draycot-house, Wilts, and of Wanstead, Essex, was proved in her Majesty's Court of Probate by the executors, William Bulkeley Glasse, Esq., Q.C., and Andrew Alfred Collyer Bristow, Esq., the personal estate being sworn under £ 80,000. The will, which is of great length, was executed in June last, and a codicil in the month following. His lordship, who died at the age of fifty, was eldest son of the fourth earl, by Katharine, daughter and heir of the late Sir J. Tylney Long, Bart., and succeeded to the title in 1857, and was at the head of the family of Wellesley, of which the Duke of Wellington and Earl Cowley represent branches'. His disposable real estates he has devised to Earl Cowley, and has made a liberal provision for his (testator's sister, Lady Victoria Long Wellesley. There are many annuities left by the will, also legacies to servants. To each of his executors he leaves £ 500. as well as complimentary legacies to Messrs. Coverdale and Lee.—Illustrated News. Shocking Cruelty to a Donkey.-At the Portsmouth Police-court three respectable men of the town, named Lapthorne, Owen, and M'Donnell, were charged with cruelty to a donkey. From the evidence it appeared that about a month ago Lapthorne pulled the donkey into the parlour of the New York beer- house, in spite of the resistance of the owner of the animal, Henry Smith. Owen, it appeared, then pro- cured some nitric acid, and handed it to M'Donnell, who lifted up the donkey's tail and threw the acid upon the animal. Smith was then allowed to remove his donkey, but in the street he soon discovered the desperate condition the poor beast was in. A veteri- nary surgeon gave evidence as to the shocking injuries the donkey had sustained, and the magistrates, after a short deliberation, dismissed Lapthorne, and sentenced Owen and M'Donnell to six weeks' imprisonment each, with hard labour. Agricultural Labourers Ordered to Wear Veils.-A curious fact has just been established ia some of the communes in France. It has been found that the use of thrashing and winnowing machines has produced an immense amount of bronchitis and disease of the throat and chest among the labourers employed, who are exposed to an atmosphere charged with dust, which effects them so powerfully, that in some parishes there are whole families of confirmed invalids. To such an extent has this evil gone that the mayors have issued an order that labourers employed near this machinery must work in veils. Sympathy with Poland.—A public meeting of the inhabitants of Lewes has been recently held for the purpose of expressing their sympathy with Poland, at which the Hon. H. Brand, M.P. for the borough, sent a letter excusing his absence, and assuring the meeting of his concurrence with the object for which it was held. The following address was agreed to, and signed by the chairman on behalf of those present Poles You have set a noble example to all who truly love freedom. While peace was possible, you endeavoured by all peaceful means to obtain the resti- tution of your just and national rights; only when endurance had become a crime and oppression intoler- able you took up arms, preferring death on the battle- field to life in servitude. We heartily sympathise with you in your noble and patriotic struggle, and abhor the ruthless and sanguinary ferocity which, in spite of remonstrances of all Europe, seeks to exter- minate all that it cannot enslave, and perpetuate misrule by brute force. May Europe, before it is too late, awaken to a fuller sense of the necessity of preserving your independence, or the triumphant success of your own heroic efforts worthily and triumphantly crown the justice of your cause It was agreed to forward it to Prince Ladislas Czar- toryski, for presentation to the Polish National Government. A Paradise of a Printing OBice.—The Boston Olive Branch, on which females are employed as com- positors, states:—" Our rooms are well carpeted, and the girls do not come till nine or ten o'clock in the morning, retiring in good season, seldom making even seven or eight hours a day. Smart compositors can in that time earn £1 15s. a week. We have also one female clerk out of the three we employ. Added to this, one desk has been occupied by a female editor, as our assistant, at a salary of j8250. She has spent seven hours a day in the office for five days a week. We generally have in our office an organ or a pianoforte, and have music at meal hours. A Woman Purposely Buried Alive.-The following extraordinary story is now going the round of the Naples journals :—" A mason living in the Rue Forba was awakened a few nights back by a knocking at his door. On opening it he saw two strangers, who asked him to go with them to execute a piece of work of great urgency. The man; at first hesitated, but being persuaded by the offer of a handsome reward, at length consented. He was then blindfolded, and having been led to a. carriage, the vehicle drove off. After having been driven for some time, the carriage at length stopped. The man was led up several flights of stairs, and the bandage then taken from his eyes. He was then ordered to make, in the wall of the chamber in which he found himself, a hole sufficiently long and wide to contain a coffin. The mason at first refused, but, being menaced with death, he performed the work required. When he had finished, an empty coffin was brought from another room, and at the same time a young woman, handsomely dressed, was dragged in struggling violently. She was then forced into the coffin, the lid screwed down, and the coffin placed in the recess, which the mason still under menaces of death, was compelled to close up, so that nothing could be seen. That done he was again blindfolded, and taken in the same carriage to the sea beach, where the two strangers, having removed the bandage from his eyes, gave him ten piastres, told him to go his way, adding that they did not impose even secresy on him. The mason immediately gave notice to the police of the incident, but could afford no information as to the locality." Explosion of Three Powder Mills.-On Saturday morning the inhabitants of Hounslow and the surrounding neighbourhood were awoke about half- past two by a tremendous explosion. The scene of the explosion turned out to be three gunpowder mills, which had blown up, as is usually the case in such calamities, in the most unaccountable manner. Search and inquiry was at once set on foot to ascertain whether any lives had been lost, but fortunately only one person was at all injured, as two of the mills had been stopped for a short time owing to scarcity of water. The property destroyed was very great. The following is a copy of the report of the manager of the works, which was transmitted to the head of the firm in the City s—" Gentlemen,—Three of the incorporating I mills at Bedfont blew up this morning at half-past two I o'clock. One person was burnt by the accident. Of the three mills blown up one was on that part of the works called the Lower Head.' Two of them were not in work at the time, the process having ceased owing to the want of water. The explosions were load, and the building much damaged." Condemning Diseased Meat.-Mr. Newman, the City of London sanitary inspector, brought before the court, at Guildhall, several cases in which he had found diseased meat in the shops of butchers at New- gate Market. There had been no concealment, the meat having been pointed out to him by the butchers the gross weight of diseased meat was 18cwt. Alderman Gibbons directed the seizure to be reported to the Commissioners of Sewers, in order that the real cul- prits, the senders, might be proceeded against. The meat was ordered to be destroyed.
DEPARTURE OF THE CHANNEL FLEET FROM LIVERPOOL. The Channel fleet left Liverpool on Friday morn- ing about seven o'clock amid a dense haze and drizzling rain, which prevented their being much seen from either side of the river. The Edgar steamed down the river at the rate of about nine knots, and all the ships passed the bar with safety. When the Edgar came to the Bell-buoy, none of the other vessels could be seen, and she stopped until they c&me up, after which they all proceeded in company to sea. On separating from the pilots the admiral signalled:- "Admiral Dacres considers that the services of the pilots have been creditably performed, and desires that all the pilots be informed of it. "At the Bell-buoy, 10.30 a.m." The officers also thanked the Old Steam-tug Company for having placed the steam tug Resist- ance at their disposal during the recent visit of the fleet to Liverpool. The following letter has been received by Mr. S. R. Graves, from Admiral Dacres:— ( H.M.S. Edgar, Liverpool, Sept. 23, 1863. Sir,—It would be impossible to express the uni- versal-feeling- of gratification prevailing throughout the Channel squadron under my command at the kind and hospitable reception given to myself, the officers, and men, by all classes in the town of Liverpool: but I cannot leave the Mersey without expressing to you, and the gentlemen associated with you yesterday in entertaining the seamen and marines of the ships, my own and their sincere and hearty thanks, joined with those of the men themselves, for the manner in which that entertainment was carried out. For the unceasing personal exertions required in organising the prepara- tions necessary to bring such an undertaking to a suc- cessful issue, and for the kind attention shown them by every one, the men owe very much to you, and it is to me a subject of real congratulation that they tried to show how justly they appreciated it by the admirable manner in which they behaved.—I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant, S. C. DACRES, Rear Admiral Commanding. S. P. Graves, Esq., Commodore, Royal Mersey Yacht Club." To this Mr. Graves replied :— Liverpool, Sept. 24, 1863. Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your valued favour of yesterday, and have commu- nicated the same to the executive committee appointed to carry out the entertainment recently given, at St. George's-hall, to the seamen and marines of the Channel squadron, under your command, and I am re- quested to assure you that the kindly sentiments expressed by you towards myself and colleagues are fully appreciated and are most gratifying to us. A gathering more unique in its character or more im- portant in its results has rarely before taken place in this town, and it is impossible for me to convey to you any idea of the satisfaction it has afforded to all classes of the community. The admirable arrangements made by Commander Soady, of her Majesty's steamer Royal Oak, for earring out the views of the committee, coupled with the unexceptionable conduct of the men, contributed in no small degree to that marked success which attended an entertainment not soon to be for- gotten by the inhabitants of the town. Permit me, in conclusion, to express the obligations we are all under to yourself personally for so promptly acquiescing in a proposal which required no little confidence in your men. It must be very gratifying to you to feel that your confidence has not been misplaced. S. R. GRAVES, Rear Admiral Dacres, Commanding Channel Squadron."
ARRIVAL OF THE CHANNEL FLEET IN DUBLIN BAY. The Channel squadron cast anchor on Friday morning in the Man-of-War Roads, off Kingstown. The squadron on its approaching the bay presented a very imposing spectacle, the famous iron-clads contrasting strikingly with the less powerful wooden walls. The fleet was saluted by the Ajax. During the day great excitement prevailed in Kingstown. The several yachts in the harbour were decked in their gayest bunting, and flags and banners, Union Jacks, &c., were suspended from the windows of the club-houses, public build- ings, &c. At one o'clock on Saturday, according to ar- rangement, the Lord Mayor and members of the corporation left the East Pier, Kingstown, on board the Ballast Company's yacht, the Princess Alexandra, for the purpose of presenting an address to Admiral Dacres. On arriving at the flag-ship Edgar, the party was shown: on board, when the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor read the following address:— To Rear-Admiral S. C. Dacres, C.B., in command of the Channel Fleet. "The Address of the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Dublin. Sir,—We, the lord mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the ancient city of Dublin desire to greet with the most cordial welcome the officers and the crews belong- ing to that most important division of her Majesty's navy under your command. The advent of. the Channel fleet to our waters would, under any circumstances, be calculated to awaken recollections of the glories of the past, when the fleets of our Sovereign swept the seas of every enemy, vindicated the honour of our country, and aided the trampled rights of man in every clime; but, in the presence of the noble squadron before us, we' recognise material guarantees of the continued su- premacy of our navy, feeling assured that British seamen have not degenerated, nor liave we neglected to use all modern improvements to make our fleet the first in the world. With such men and such ships there is no fear, under Providence, that the abiding tread of an invader will desecrate our shores. We heartily bid you welcome, and hope that the officers and men of the fleet will be as gratified by their visit to Dublin as the citizens will doubtless be in having them, even for a short period, amongst them." Admiral Dacres, in reply, said:— My Lord and Gentlemen,—I have to thank you for the kindly welcome you have given me on my arrival in Dublin. I have been so often in Ireland, and in your ancient and beautiful city, that I can thoroughly appreciate what welcome means. Irish hospitality is too well known to dilate upon it. I trust and believe that the fleets of our Sovereign are as efficient as ever; that the officers are as well educated and intelligent as their fathers; and that our race has degenerated neither in courage nor in any of the high qualities that have placed our nation on such a height of renown. We sailors know that our countrymen, in their generous confidence, think that we should if the occasion arose, emulate the glories of the past, and this should make us do all in our power to deserve this trust. To this, and to the enthusiastic manner in which the navy are ever received I look with confidence in the hour of need, as it must ever be the most powerful spur to exertion to a generous mind. You have remarked on the improvements made in our ships by modern science, and which D are so palpable in the various vessels composing f this powerful squadron. Every opportunity will be given for our country "to see them and to know 1 us, and I am sure I need not say that I believe such an acquaintance will- be attended with the most happy results to both parties, giving you more confidence in the men that 3 compose the fleet, and showing us day by day 1 the value of the country committed to our care. For the more we see of it the more we prise the 3 freedom, the domestic happiness, the security to life and property that make those islands the most > blessed land under heaven; and be assured, gen- J tlemen, that there are no better means of preserv- [ ing the peace by which we all prosper, than by being prepared for war (applause). The Lord Mayor then said he was chairman 7 of the committee of the citizens Dublin who had resolved upon giving the admiral and the officers of the fleet a fitting reception. He had now, on behalf of that committee, to invite them to a banquet at the Mansion-house on Monday evening, and to a ball on Tuesday evening. Admiral Dacres accepted the invitation, and said that as many of the officers as could be spared would attend. Mr. P. P. M'Swiney inquired whether the ships would be open to the public on Sunday. Admiral Dacres replied that it was not his inten- tion to close the ships on Sunday. He did not close them when he was in Scotland, and he would not close them while he remained in Dublin, which would be until Thursday morning. The ships were a part of Great Britain, and as such should be ruled by the laws of Great Britain, which were open to the world. The proceedings then terminated, and the cor- poration and party returned to Dublin. lB*T
Money Market. CITY, SEPTEMBER 29.—The funds opened this morning with firmness, .but have since declined i per cent., notwithstand- ing the receipt of improved quotations from the Paris Hourse. The reduction is attributed to a few sales, combined with the tightness of the money market at the turn of the quarter. The other markets are firm, with a favourable ten- dency. Consols are now quoted 931 to f for money, and 93f to £ for the account (Oct, 8). The official business'report is as follows:—Three per Cent. Consols, for money, 932 1. ditto, for account, 93A; Three per Cents. Reduced, 92s, 91g; New Three per Cents., 92^, 91f; India Five per Cent. Stock, 108!, 5; Five-and-a-Half per Cent, "enfaced" rupee paper, 116|; and Exchequer Bills, 2s premium, Is dis.— The railway market is buoyant to day, and several of the leading stocks have advanced. London and North Western stock is now quoted 102f to 103, ex. div.; Great Western, 67 g to g; Midland, l'i8J to 129, ex div.; Lancashire and Yorkshire, lIB; to 1, ex div.; Great Eastern, 51f to 2L, ex div.; Caledonian, 120 to -a, ex div.; South Eastern, 97f to i, ex div.: Great Northern, 125& to 126!, ex div.; and London and South Western, 101 £ to 102.
The Corn 5 rade. MARK-LANE, SEPT. 28.—A plentiful supply of English Wheat, but there being a good demand, prices ruled steady: new English white selling at 43s to 48s, and red, at 40s to 44s per qr. Several contracts in American at 40s to 47s, A fair business in foreign, but at moderate terms, supply being large, and the currency ranged at 40s to MS.-Flour in steady request country-made at 288 to Sis town, 38s to 43s; French, 36s to 38s; Spanish, 3Ss to 89s per sack; and American, 203 to 25s per bar.—There is more Barley on offer than required, and prices drooping: malting se11- ing at 32s to 39s, and grinding and distilling, 26s to 30s per qr.— The Malt trade ruled quiet: pale at 60s to 63s and brown, 52s to 66s.—Rates steady for Oats, with a good demand English and Irish, 17s 6d to 23s 6d; Scotch, 21s 6d to 25s 6d; and. foreign, 17s to 25s,-BedIls and Pease met a slow sale at easier terms. LIVERPOOL, SEPTEMBER 29.-Tolerably good attendance. Wheat, moderate consumptive business, without change in prices; flour, fine qualities more freely ottered, and 6d per barrel easier. Indian corn rather better sale; mixed, 26s 9d. Egyptian beans steady. Said is, 30s 3d to 30s 6d. Oats and oatmeal easier, with very little doing. Egyptian wheat, 1,500 ardebs Saidi sold at 7s Cd. COTTON, LIVERPOOL, SEPTEMBER 29.-Market steady at late rates; sales probably about 7,000 bales. TALLOW, SEPT. 29.-The market is firm, at the annexed prices:—Town tallow, 44s 3d, net cash; Petersburg Y.C. on the spot, new, 44s 6d; ditto, old, 4Js 9d; October to December, 44s 6d January to March, 45s. HAY, SMITHFIELD MARKET, SEPT. 29.-Messrs. Harvey and Easton report trade siow at last day's prices. Prime meadow bay, 80s to 81s; superior ditto, 86s to 92s 6d; inferior ditto, 60s to 70s; rowen, 60s to 80s; clover, old, 90s to 1208; ditto, second cut. 80s to 108s; straw, 28s to 34s. HOPS, BOROUGH MARKBT, SEPT. 28.—Messrs. Pattenden and Smith report an active demand for all hops of the new growth, Weald of Kent and Sussex realise fully last week's quotations while Mid and East Kents command better prices. WOOL.-There has been little activity in the demand for English wool daring the week, nevertheless prices both of Down and long descriptions have continued very firm. In colonial parcels but little is doing, yet the quotations are well supported. The import last week was large, viz., 3,287 bales from Sydney 1,587 Moretown Bay; 762 Melbourne: 372 Port Philip; 4,539 Algoa Bay; 229 East London; 463 Kurrachee; and 300 bales from Algiers. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. COVENT--GARDU.-Supplies of both vegetables and fruit with the exception of peaches, which- are scarcer, continue plentiful and of grapes and pine-apples, the supply is sufficient for the demand. Late plums may also be had in great abundance. Of melons there is a good stock cf both English and foreign. There is also a good supply of Williams' Bon Chretien and Marie Louise pears. Some good ex- amples of Ribston pippin apples have also artived from Jersey. Kent cobs and filberts are now coming in in better condition, and for the cobs a fair demand is springing up at from 60s to 65s per 100lbs. For potatoes market is still heavy and prices are falling. CRt flowers chiefly consist of orchids, pelargoniums, asters, marigolds, calceolarias, mignonette, and roses. Pine- apples, per lb, 3s 6dto 7s; grapes, per lb, 2s to 6s; apples, per 3 sieve, Is 6d to 2s 6d; Pears per j sieve, 2s 6d to 5s: Plums, per A sieve, 3s to 6s; figs, per doz, 2s 6d; peaches, per doz, 6s to 15s; nectarines, do, 2s to 5s; melons, each, 2s to 4s; lemons, p 100, 8s to 12s; nuts, small, pbush, 14s to 18s; almonds, do, 18s; walnutg, do, 14s to 20s; cabbages, per doz. Is to 2s; green peas, per qrt, Is to Is 6d; cauliflowers, each, 3d to 6d; pota- toes, York Regents, per ton, 60s to 80s; Shaw's, ditto, 50s to 60s; turnips, per bunch, 4d to 6d; carrots, do, 6d to 8d; spinach, per sieve, Is 6d to 2s; cucumbers, each, Is to Is 60.; beet, per doz, Is 6d; tomatoes, each, 2d to 3d; celery per bundIe, Is .6d to 2s; French beans, per sieve, 2s to 6s; shallots, per lb, 8d; garlic, per lb, 8d; lettuces, each, Id to 2d; endive, per score, Is to Is 6d; horseradish, per bun, Is 6d to 4smushroom? per pott. Is to Is 9d; parsley, per 12 bunches, 3s to 4s; herbs' per bunch, 8d.
Hide Market. LEADENHALL.—Hides.—Prices SCIbs to 641ba, 2fd to Sd; 641bs to 721bs, 3d to 3id; 721bs to SOlbs, 3d to 4d 801bs to 8Slbs, SJdto 4 3d; 881bs to 961bs, 4d to 5d; SSlbs to 1041bs, 4d to 5|d. liorse hides, 10s to 12s. Calf skins, light, 3s to 4s- full, 7s. BERMONDSEY.—Sheep skins, polled, 6s to 7s fid: half breds. 5s to 5s lOd; Downs, 4s to 4s 9d; Lambs, 3s to 69.
Cattle Market. METROPOLITAN MARKET, SEPT. 2S.—We have a very large supply of beasts, and unfavourable weather, consequently trade is dull. Choice descriptions are not very plentiful, and prices for them are about the same as on Thursday but there are many inferior qualities left unsold. The number of sheep is rather smaller, so also is the demand, aeid it is difficult to realise late quotations. Trade is dull for ealves at Thursday's prices. From Germany and Holland there are 3,080 beasts 9 160 sheen 131 calves, and 50 pigs; Ireland, 790 beasts; and 2 780 from ^e Northern and Midland counties. Per stone of 81bs. s. d. s. d. Per stone of gibs. s. d. s. d. Best Scots, Herefds 4 8 5 0 BstDns&Hf-bdsSJ 0 0 0 0 Best Short-horns. 4 6 4 8 Best L@ng-wools. 4 8 5 0 Second qual. beasts 2 8 3 8 Do. do Shorn 0 0 0 0 Calves 3 0 4 8 Ewes&second qual 4 4 4 6 Pigs 3 0 4 4 Do. do. Shorn. 0 0 0 0 BestDns&Hlf-breds 5 2 5 4 Lambs 0 0 0 a Beasts at market, 7,000; sheep and iambs, 25 190' calves' 44; pigs, 450. 4 4
Labourers' Cottages.-At the dinner of the West Cumberland Agricultural Society last week, Mr. Lyall, M.P., presided, and, in proposing the principal toast, he referred to the improvement of labourers' cottages. He said he knew from the result of investigations into this subject in other [counties that the labourers who are well housed and have comparatively good homes are generally men who stay upon the farm, are more skilful workers, more honest and useful, and more profitable to their employers than those who are miserably accommodated as to their abodes. It is almost invariably the case that when you find labourers badly housed their services are very in- efficient and unsatisfactory from one cause or another. But it may be said that plan has been tried, and that it does not pay. That objection, however, has long since been disposed of. It was absurd, too, to treat it as a mere pecuniary question. At the same time he did not forget that it does not rest with the tenant farmers to build these cottages; but though the tenants may not be responsible for this it surely rests with them to suggest to their landlords the necessity of providing proper accommodation, and he was con- vinced that if so urged they would no longer neglect so important a consideration in the value and efficiency of their farms.