PARLIAMENTARY JOTTINGS. THE House of Commons during the past week has exhibited rather a vacant appearance. County members have for the most part been absent, but the debates have not been void of interest. On most points the late Ministers, together with the majority of the Opposition, have been very amiable to the new Government. They have allowed measure after measure to pass without going to a division. In the majority of instances, however, these measures originated by the late Ministry, and therefore could not well be opposed. But there are a few members in the House who have their crotchets, and are determined to carry them out, let whatever Government be in power. In the past week we had a new man with a new crotchet, if I am right in calling it a crotchet. Mr. Seoly, the member for Lincoln, is a little, spare man,'very mild in appearance. He has been in the House some years, and his voice has scarcely been heard. He always, however, took his place amongst the most advanced Reformers, and sat in the second bench below the gangway when the Russell-Gladstone Ministry were in power. He alone separated Mr. Bright from Mr. Stuart Mill. He is also known as being the host of Garibaldi when in London, and being a tried friend to the cause of liberty. He is a practical man, having a flour-mill in Lincoln, and is a partner in Clayton and Shuttleworth's agricultural implement manu- factory. What these engagements have to do with naval matters I do not know, but Mr. Seely appears to be well up" in every thing con- nected with shipping, and absolutely astonished the House with the raps he gave the Govern- ment upon naval management when certain esti- mates were introduced. He called attention to the waste of money in anchors, in cables, in experiments of no practical use, and in the general mode in which dockyard officers conducted their business. Those attacks quite took Sir J. Pakington aback, who asked time to consider before he could reply to them. On Saturday, however, he attempted to do so, and the right hon. gentleman that the member for Lin- coln had made charges which were erroneous or vastly exaggerated. Upon this Mr. Seely rose, and, in a plain matter-of-fact speech, gave various instances of gross waste of money, as for instance, that J6100 had been charged for the repair of a cutter, whilst the cost of a new one would be only £ 42. After going through a variety of figures of a like character, he called the attention of the I House to extravagance, which, in his opinion, was represented by upwards of a. million of money. Mr. Seely is evidently obtaining a position in the House, because he has taken up a subject which he seems thoroughly to understand, gets up his facts as carefully as he can, and leaves the discrepancies to be pointed out by those in authority if they are able. # The next person I would mention as having his crotchet is Mr. Whaliey. It is no matter what the subject before the House is, if an evil exists, the Jesuits are at the bottom of it, in his estimation. Fenianism in Ireland, the war on the Continent, the riots in the park, even the revolt in New Zealand, are all attributable to the Pope's emissaries. He never rises without the House becoming disorderly. His determined attacks upon the Roman Catholics are resented not only by members of that creed but by Protestants. Of the latter, even Mr. N, wdegate, who is quite an Exeter-hall man, often gives a rebuke to the enthusiasm of the member for Peterborough. Mr. Whalley is a Whig, however, and Mr. Newde- gate a Tory. So they have changed sides, each one going with his party. Mr. Newdegate has taken a corresponding seat below the gangway, on the Ministerial side, instead of on the Opposition, as formerly. Not so Mr. Whalley; he has of late walked up mysteriously to the front Opposition seat, and several times during Mr. Gladstone's absence has occupied the post of honour there, of course to give it up when the ex-Chancellor of the Exche- quer should make bis appearance. A little prac- tical joke was played upon Mr. Whalley in the face of the whole House by Mr. Maguire, who, as everyone knows, is a Romau Catholic. He walked up to the member for Peterborough, and making some flattering remarks upon his conscientious views, engaged him in conversation, and they walked together down the floor of the House to the Peers' seats under the gallery; here was seated a dignitary of the Romish church, to whom Mr. Maguire introduced Mr. Whaliey with much dignity. The latter looked as if he had been stung by a wasp, just bowed, and retired, much to the amusement of those who witnessed it. There are good crochets as well as bad ones, and the Bank Act question brought out Mr. Watkin, who is one of tke most smooth-tongued gentlemen I ever heard speak. He is a really able man, and if, as Macaulay says, constitutional government is governed by talk, he may fairly be a power in this country. His speech 'was one of considerable financial and commercial importance, and was handled with great power, without, saying any- thing which could give the slightest offence to in- dividuals, at the same time it implied a want of forethought on the part of the Government. He moved an address to the Queen, praying for the issue of a Royal commission to investigate the causes which led to the late protracted pressure in the money market, and to the continuance for a long period of a minimum rate of discount of 10 per cent. at the Bank of England and also to in- vestigate the laws at present affecting the currency and banking in the United Kingdom, and to re- port what (if any) alterations have become expe- dient therein; and further, that it be an instruc- tion to the commissioners to present their report and the evidence taken by them on or before the 1st February, 1867. He referred to the recent cir- cumstances under which the late Government gave permission to suspend the Bank Act, and he said that such was the crisis that the Foreign Secretary found it necessary to send circulars to our repre- sentatives abroad explaining the state of things, which circular increased rather than allayed the dlS<a?^fafford Northcote has a plausibility of his though it is of a different character to that of PS He i= tamely Wkish, nr.fi seriouslv conscientious and comprehensive. He generally promises a great deal for the future, but seldom admits any thing necessary at the moment. On this occasion he made an admirable speech on the safe side, promising, during the vacation, an inquiry should be made into monetary panics, hoping in the forthcoming session they may intro- Se some satisfactory measure, if not there would be no obiection to a Parliamentary inquiry., Mr Fawcett condemned the gambling spirit of thfaee which caused the late monetary crisis and one of the mildest-looking, tall, white,-whiskered gentlemen in the House—never says any thmg but upon Bank questions, then be rises as if by inspiration and supports the Bank directors in their policy. Of course, Mr. Gladstone had some- thing to say upon the subject, but the motion was absolutely talked out, although it is one of those things which affect the commercial interests or this country more than any other. The Jamaica, question caused considerable sen- sation, there being various parties in the House who take different views on the subject. Mr. Buxton was chairman of a private inquiry, in which Mr. Mill, Mr. Hughes, Mr. White, and others were parties; but, inasmuch as he did not go far enough in his views as to the conduct of Governor Eyre and the other officials, they out- voted him in certain resolutions, and he resigned the presidential seat. Now it was known that Mr. Mill had some strong motions to make in the House reflecting upon Mr. Eyre, and calling upon the Government to bring him before a civil tri- bunal. Mr. Buxton was first, however, and only moved that further inquiries should be made into the matter, and that those who bad lost property, and women and children who had become widows and fatherless, by excess of duty on the part of the Jamaica officials, should be compensated. Mr. Adderley made a speech in support of Mr. Eyre and martial law, but confessed that over zealous- ness had caused the ex-Governor to go to an extremity that he was not warranted in doing. The tirade of Mr. Mill against the authorities was very severe; he would have Mr. Eyre and every official engaged in that conflict arraigned before a Criminal. Court. Mr. Forster, Sir Hugh Cairns, Mr. Cardwell, Mr. Cochrane, Col. North, and Sir Roundell Palmer took part in the debate, but the "observed of all observers" was Mr. Russell Gurney. He is a tall, thin, legal-looking gentleman, with a rather lank, American coun- tenance, and a long aquiline nose; he is not very fluent in speech, but his words seem to be well weighed; his pliable, nervous voice, and his dis- tinct, strong articulation give peculiar force to what he says. His personal knowledge of the circumstances connected with the outbreak, and the private evidence he collected when in Jamaica, considerably modified the revengeful feelings against Mr. Eyre. At last the debate was brought to a close by a few remarks of Mr. Ayrton. I have only space to notice the little sensation which occurred when the Abolition of Church Rates Bill was introduced by Mr. Gladstone. The Government did not positively object to the second reading, but it was to be understood as a pro forma affair, and not to be carried through committee this Session. The ex-Chancellor of the Exehequer was desirous of putting the House to a division, when Colonel Taylor, the Government whipper-in, rose and said that between him and Mr. Brand, the Opposition whip, there had been an understanding that the matter should be settled in the manner suggested. Mr. Gladstone looked surprised, and still wished for a division, when, much to the amusement of the House, the majority of the members walked out, which seemed to imply that the whippers-in" had the right of compromising their party in whatever way they pleased, without consulting the leaders. Next week it will be my duty to dwell upon the whitebait dinner and the prorogation; after which your humble correspondent must be a Man about Town," and tell you something about the ins and outs of vacation life.
EXECUTION AT STAFFORD. The last dread sentence of the law was carried into effect at eight o'clock on Tuesday morning at Stafford, on the body of William Collier, aged 35 years, a small farmer who resided at Whiston Eaves, near Cheadle, in North Staffordshire, and who was found guilty, at the last Staffordshire assizes, of the murder of a young gentleman, named Thomas Smith, the eldest son of a gentleman who resided on his own estate at Whiston. The murdered gentleman was only 25 years of age, and was much respected in the neighbourhood of his home. He was known amongst the peasantry as the young squire." He lived with his father, who was the Lord of the Manor, helping him to farm and manage the large extent of land belonging to him. The particulars of the murder may be told very briefly. They are as follows:—At sunrise on the morn- ing of the 5th of July, Mr. Smith, jun., went to a game preserve near to his father's house, known as the Black Plantation, for the purpose of watohing for poachers. As he did not return to breakfast, his father became alarmed, and, accompanied by one of his ser- vants, went in search of his son. Upon coming to the spot where the young man was in the habit of staying when guarding the covers, Mr. Smith, sen., found his son's leggings, and also a piece of sacking, which, spread upon the grass, served for a resting place. A little further on the servant picked up his young master's hat riddled with shot. In the band there was a white rose, which the un- fortunate young man had placed there on the pre- vious night. Deeper in the plantation, and almost covered by the ferns and brambles that grew in great profusion there, the dead body of the deceased was discovered lying in a pool of blood. The back portion of the head had been beaten in in a terrible man- ner, apparently by some heavy blunt instrument: and scattered about the grass near to the body were picked up several pieces of the stock of a gun, two gun locks, and a broken trigger, with also a ramrod. Several of the trees near were examined, and about a dozen shots were picked out of the bark. Up to this time Collier was not suspected. While the police were searching the wood he remained in sight, working in one of the fields of his small farm, and takingno interestin the un- usual proceedings going on so near him. Subsequently, however, he was observed by the wife of one of Mr. Smith's servants to go in the direction of a ditch in one of his fields, carrying something under his arm, and from time to time casting furtive glanoes on either side. This woman told her husband of what she had seen, and he, suspecting that all was not right, went to the mouth of the ditch, and found the double-barrel of a gun, broken off at the stock. This gun was identified as that belonging to Collier, and, upon com- paring it with the trigger, looks, and ramrod found in the wood, they were found to correspond exactly. Collier was then arrested. He did not reply to the charge, and made no remark when an officer showed him several spots of blood on his clothing. Daring the magisterial examination the prisoner maintained a very reserved demeanour. When on his trial at Stafford he manifested only little emotion. He fre- quently yawned, as if tired of the proceedings, not- withstanding that they were to him a matter of life or death. Every now and then, however—and this was especially the case when Professor Taylor read his report as to the analysis of the blood spots on the prisoner's clothing, and when the father of the deceased was giving his evidence, Collier appeared interested, and, getting up from the chair with which he was accommodated, he leaned forward apparently not to miss a word of what was said. After sentence of death was passed, the condemned man, who had received with folded arms and compressed lips the intelligence of the horrible award of his crime, turning hurriedly from the front of the dock, his face twitching nervously, as if he was commanding his composure only by a severe effort. A few daya after he had been condemned to die, he took a farewell of his brother (who is a respectable publican at Cheadle) and his wife and seven children. As may be imagined, the interview was most heartrending subsequently, however, the convict recovered in a great measure the oomposure which has so characterised him. As he was a Catholic, he was attended by the Rev. Canon O'Sullivan, the recently-appointed Catholic chaplain to the gaol. It is understood that he confessed his °r r,ev' father. He also made a statement to the chief warder of the gaol, in which he acknowledged his crime and the justice of his sentence. _a„ ?r° Present at the execution in the morning nli°ifr?f as jSua*' rain had poured down eanl liL v h and ^ubtless prevented many per- iournev fr^T "Staking a pedestrian Dudley. Tho hangman was Smith, of Th^temalitiesS the hanSg^ad to bf exeof^onel twice, and when the dropXft felf g°E6 thv°Ug^ from the head. P fel1 tho roP9 sllPPed The convict's confesaion was Opiate; he shot his victiIl1 twice. -•
Fatal Quarrel between Two Brothers- On Saturday evening an inquest was held at Hartle- pool, on the body of a man who had died from the effects of injuries received in a quarrel with his brother. The two had returned home together from work one Saturday afternoon, and disputed as to who should occupy a particular chair at the dinner table. Deceased took hold of it first, and his brother tried to wrest it from his hand. Between them they broke the chair, the two forelegs remaining in the hands of the deceased, who struck his brother with one. This so enraged the brother that he hit deceased with con- siderable force on the head with the body of the Tvjir. Such was the injury done that death ensued some days' illness. The Inqsest was adjourned
A CLEVER ARISTOCRATIC SWINDLER. The particulars of a very clever, and at the same time a most serious case of swindling, comes to us from Paris. It seems that in February last one of the principal jewellers in that capital received a letter with the Berlin post-mark from a person who styled himself the Comte de Schaffgotsch, chamberlain to his Majesty the King of Prussia, asking him to furnish a design for a diamond cross to be the badge of a new order the Queen intended to create. The jeweller took the bait, and exhausting all the taste and skill of his establishment, succeeded in producing an elegant work of art, a magnificent cross set with diamonds. This was forwarded, and in reply he was informed that the Queen was delighted with his success, and desired five to be furnished with as little delay as possible; and it was added that the Queen was so pleased that in all probability he would have the order for the Danubian crown of Prince Hohenzollern, and fee decorated with "the Red Eagle." The five crosses were sent and acknowledged, but as nothing was said about payment, the jeweller, in the midst of all these expectant honours, became uneasy, went to the Prus- sian embassy at Paris, and found at once that he had been swindled. Whilst he was deliberating what steps to take, the magnificent rascal, rendered incau- tious by such great success, sent another order; and eventually, by an artful correspondence, he was traced and arrested. He turns out to be a scion of a noble Prussian family, but a gamester and a profligate.
THE MURDER OF A WARDER OF KIL- MAINHAM GAOL. The Dublin correspondent of the Times gives the following:— A very determined murder was perpetrated at midnight on Saturday close to Kilmaiuhatn Gaol, near Dublin, the murdered man being a warder of the prison, named Gettins or Gethins. A beerhouse- keeper, of rather notorious character, has been arrested en suspicion of being the murderer. The murder or manslaughter was accomplished by stab- bing, apparently with a common pocket-knife, and by a wound in the region of the heart. The Daily Express, of this date, gives the following particulars of this mysterious crime :— It appears from the statement of the unfortunate man's wife that, at an early hour in the evening, he left his own residence in company with Patrick Meehan, a grocer residing in Great Brunswick-street. They, according to her account, went out together for the purpose of having a walk. She did not afterwards see her husband alive. At about 12 o'clock another warder, who resides immediately opposite the prison, applied to the guard of the gaol for some brandy, which he said he wanted for a sick man. The guard replied that he had none, but directed him to a policeman, who was at a short distance, and who, he said, would procure the brandy if necessary. The policeman then went with him, and found the deceased lying in the house of the second warder in a dying state. The second war- der's wife was in the room, and her account is that, hearing a noise outside the house, she proceeded to the hall, and found Gethins there trying to make his way into the house. The deceased called out to her I am stabbed.' He came into the room, and she laid him down on the floor, placing a pillow under his head, and bathed his forehead with water. The policemsn proceeded to Steeven's Hospital for medical aid. Dr. Tyner, resident surgeon, and Mr. H. Purcell went im- mediately to the house where the wounded man was lying. On their arrival they found that life was quite extinct. They also found, on examining the body, that deceased had lost his life by being stabbed with a sharp instrument about an inch under the nipple of the left breast. Death must have been almost in- stantaneous. While they were there, the carman who drove the policeman to the hospital and back again found a pocket-knife on the floor of the hall, just in- side the door. The blade was smeared with blood, and corresponded with the cuts in the clothes of the deceased, on which there was a great quantity of blood." Gethins was formerly gun-room steward on board her Majesty's ship Royal George at Kingstown, where he was found to be a quiet and inoffensive man. He was the son of a naval warrant officer. In the course of the day some further particulars of the murder transpired. The person directly charged with the murder, Patrick Meehan, was previously unacquainted with Gethins, and met him a short period before the fatal occurrence in the house of O'Connor, another warder of Kilmainham Gaol, with whom he had been out during the evening. An altercation arose between himself and Gethins in O'Connor's during the progress of which some bad language was used. The parties adjourned to the hall, which is scarcely larger in size than the interior of a cab, and here an encounter took place. Gethins called out that he was stabbed, and on the people within the house proceeding to the loeality it was found that he was dying. He died in a few minutes afterwards. Meehan received an injury in the right eye. Immediately after the scuffle Meehan took a cab, driven by a man named Fitzpatrick, who resides in Clarendon. street, and with his child pro- ceeded homewards. On the road he called on a medi- cal man and had his eye dressed.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BIRMINGHAM. I A serious accident occurred at the London and North-Western Railway Station, New-street, on Thursday afternoon, which is likely to result in the death of the sufferer, Mr. John Franks, of the firm of Messrs. J. H. and W. Franks, corn merchants, of Liverpool. Mr. John Franks is in the habit of attending Birmingham market, and on the day of the accident he had been detained in conversation with same friends up to the time for the departure of the Liverpool train at 5.10. Instead of crossing the line by the bridge, he endeavoured to oroes the metals at the crossing used by the company's servants for the conveyance of luggage. The unfortunate gentleman had jumped from the second platform on to the ballast f ormin g the perman ent way, when an engine coming from the Navigation-street end of the station struck him and carried him some distance along the line. The engine was stopped, and Mr. Franks was raised by some of his friends who saw the accident and someof the company's servants, and conveyed to the Genera' Hospital, where he was attended to by Dr. Steel, the house surgeon. It was found that Mr. Franks was suffering from com- pound fracture of both legs, the left hand was com- pletely smashed, and there were several scalp wounds. It was deemed advisable to amputate the hand just above the wrist. In consequence of the weak and dangerous state of the sufferer it was not considered advisable to amputate his legs, lest he should expire under the operation. Mr. W. Franks, brother of the sufferer, arrived at the hospital shortly after 7 o'clock, and remained with his brother some time. There are no hopes of his recovery. Mr. John Franks is well known to large numbers of gentlemen in Birmingham. He is a widower with one child.- Birmingham Gazette.
SUDDEN DEATHS FROM CHOLERA. A case of cholera, of medical and general interest, as'being apparently the first in this country in which the victim was, as it were, struck dead suddenly, and almost without any kind of warning, came before Mr. Humphreys, the Middlesex coroner, at the London Hospital, on Friday. On Thursday morning, at half. past one o'clock, a woman, named Hannah Parsons, while walking along New-road, Whitechapel, saw a man, apparently a mechanic, about 55 years of age, walking on the pavement. He suddenly gave a loud exclamation of "Oh!" and made a run across the road and fell. A policeman came up, and, finding him insensible, ran for a doctor; some passers-by took up the prostrate man and carried him to the London Hospital, which was not far off. On admission it was found that he was quite dead. Dr. Jackson, resident medical officer, said that death was so sudden that he at first supposed the case to be one of apoplexy, but a post mortem examination undeceived him. The brain and the organs generally were quite healthy. In the stomach were the remains of a meal. The intestines were found to contain the peculiar whitey substance indicative of cholera, and the livid appearance of the body also de- noted cholera. There had been no time either tor vomiting or diarhoea. The deceased haa been iul.ea by Asiatic cholera before either vomiting pr diarrhoea had set in—say within an hour. Except tee Hiast, cases of such extraordinary suddenness was hardly known. It was very unfortunate that nothing was known of the habits or history of the victim m the present instance. The police stated that aU efforts to find out who the unfortunate deceased was had proved una,vailing. A verdict of "Death in the street from Asiatic cholera" was returned. At an inquest heia a few days since in Poplar a nearly similar instance ot the rapidity of the fatal effects of cholera was dis- closed. It appeared that a seller of tools, who was m good health on Saturday, did not make his appearance on the Sue day, and on the Monday his landlord called in the polioe and broke open his door. He was found I dead, kneeling by the side of his bed, as if he had been praying. One hand was clasped on his stomach, as if he had been suddenly seized with the fatal cramp while praying, and had spasmodically put. his hand to the seat of the pain and died instantly. In this case, however, a cup with some cayenne pepper mixed in water was found on the table, and it was thence in ferredHhat he had been attacked with some premoni- tory symptoms which he had endeavoured to cure. The medical evidence conclusively proved that death had arisen from Asiatic cholera.
OUR "CITY" ARTICLE. THE state of affairs in mercantile and financial circles is not so favourable as could be wished. The maintenance of the Bank rate of discount at ten per cent., the slow progress of peace arrange- ments on the Continent, and the attitude of France lead to the impression that various diffi- culties may yet be encountered before the close of the year. We are not so sure of this, because we think with the existing satisfactory weather for the harvest, a better tone apparent in Lombard- street, Mincing-lane, and elsewhere, there may be a steady recovery. Occasional failures will, in all probability, take place after so severe a strain, and this was to have been anticipated, but the tend- ency hereafter will be to a revival of confidence, which, though slow in growth, will, it is presumed, be permanent. Two or three suspensions for small amounts have occurred in the country through the dis- organised state of trade, but they do not require any special detail. Business in Sheffield, Sunder- land, and other localities, though healthy, is very restricted, a great number of works having been brought to a stand. In the midst of this state of things it is not wonderful to find that some small private banks are pulled down. First, there is the Congleton old bank, carried on by Mr. G. W. Hall, but the amount of indebtedness is trifling. Secondly, the house of Messrs. Kennedy, bankers and bill brokers, of Dublin, have closed their doors through the pressure of the period. There may be others in the course of a week or so. The markets for English securities have been heavy, with sales to a considerable extent, owing to the unsettled feeling respecting credit and the position of the Bank of England. It is quite clear there have been excessive sales of stock to supply resources to meet engagements falling due, the India trade being the quarter in which mischief, it is stated, must happen. The great thing in our favour at present is the favourable condition of the weather for the harvest. This will relieve the pressure in the course of the next month, but it will at the same time temporarily in- crease the absorption of money, particularly in the agricultural districts. Bank Stock has advanced, and India Stock is likewise higher. Reduced Three per Cents, and New have been purchased to a moderate extent, but there is nothing approaching activity. The gene- ral business is not important; the tendency has, of course, been towards heaviness, in consequence of the position of Consols, and it must be allowed that the Indian Securities have partially receded. The Rupee and the Debentures have been princi- pally dealt in, and they will for some short period be regulated by the advices received from the Presidencies. India Bonds and Exchequer Bills manifest scarcely any variation; few transactions take place in them. At the Stock Exchange the terms for short loans have ruled from 6 to 9 per cent.; the price to-day was about 7 to 7t per cent. The accounts from the manufacturing districts do not show symptoms of improvement. At Manchester there has been only a moderate demand for yarns, while the cloth market is very depressed, and Indian cloths have declined to some extent. In the woollen districts of Leeds, Bradford, and Huddersfield rather more inquiry has prevailed for winter fabrics, but only moderate operations have been concluded. The hosiery and lace trades of Leicester and Nottingham have also remained very quiet, while hardly any improve- ment can be reported in the state of trade at Birmingham, Sheffield, or Wolverhampton. The transactions in the foreign and colonial Produce Markets during the past week have been of a less extensive character. Only moderate supplies of sugar have been offered, but buyers having recently supplied their immediate wants, prices generally ruled rather easier. Coffee, owing to large arrivals of Ceylon, has declined 6d. to Is. per cwt., at which a fair amount of business has been entered into. Rice has been very inactive, while in fruit, spices, and saltpetre the dealings have been too limited to cause any material change in prices. Tallow has been in moderate request, and quotations for both present and forward de- livery have remained steady. English Railway Shares, like all other descrip- tions of Stock Exchange property, have suffered in consequence of thA stringency of money, and the unfavourable traffic returns of the past week. Midland stock has been specially affected by the announcement of the dividend, and has declined 41 per cent. Great Northern, London, Chatham, and Dover, and Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincoln, It, Great Northern A stock, It, South Eastern and North-Western 1, Metropolitan i, and Great Eastern, Lancashire and Yorkshire, York and North Midland, Leeds Northern, North British, and East Indian t. The prices, compared with those of the previous day, show a decline of 1 per cent. in Caledonian and Metropolitan District, of i in Great Northern and London, Chatham, and Dover, of t in Great Eastern, and i in London and North Western; on the other hand, there was a rise of f in Metropolitan, + in South Eastern and Lancashire and Yorkshire, and i in Midland. There was no abatement in the demand for money on Tuesday. The rates were quite up to 9 to 9t per cent., and the supply was far from extensive. Business in English and foreign stocks were restricted. If there was any change it was that prices were rather weaker. Consols stood at 87t to 88. The engagements were limited. Spanish Passive, 191 to .g-; the Certificates, 141 to A; Greek Stock, III to 12; the Coupons, 4| to 5; Turkish '2 2 Five per Cents., 27J to Mexican, l7- to The prices of the Cable Shares were steady at former quotations. Bank Shares did not vary to any great extent, but the tendency was towards sluggishness. Lon- don and County Bank stood at 6It to 62^ per share; Consolidated Bank, £ to 1 prem.; and Alliance Bank Shares, 6t to 5t dis. Finance and Credit Shares were about the same, except that General Credit and Credit Foncier and Mobilier were fractionally better. It was announced that a dividend of 12s. 6d. in the pound is now payable to the creditors of the Madrid Bank at the offices of Hart Brothers and Co.
Money Market. CITT, AUGUST 7. is still 7R^^FLTIEON public securities, but the tendency of Pn° »fl jm_ ia rather better than yesterday, owing chiefly to the im provement in the weather for the harvest. The applications for discount to-day J and there is little disposition to take choice three months Consols^are'novf quoted 87* to f, both for money and next ThuSday's settlement, and 88f for the new account ^The railway market continues flat, and a fresh reduction his occurred in some of the chief lines. London and North- Western stock is quoted 116t to 117 Great Western, 51J to K9X. Midland 120ftol21Ji Lancashire and lorkshire, to 124j Caledonian, 120* to 121*; South-Eastern 66| to 67 Great Eastern, 29 £ to |; Great Northern, 119 to 120; ditt.: A, 12to 1254; Metropolitan, 129J to |; and London, LI_HL- hani^ii-fl Dover, 19 to 20. BANK OF ENGLAND Account, pursuant te the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 32, for the week ending on Wedaes- day, August 1, 1866. ISSUE DEPARTMENT. Notes issued £ 27,932.340 Government debt Ml,015,100 Other securities 3.984,900 Gold coin & bullion 12,932,340 Silver bullion — 227,932,3401 £ 27,932,340 BANKING DEPARTMENT. Proprietors'capief'l £ 14,553,000; Governmentsecri- Best 3,771.012; rities (inc. dead Public Deposits 2.189,580; weight annuity) £ 10,128,123 Other Deposits 17,738,8511 Other Securities 26,567,368 Seven days and [Notes 2,412,390 other bills 716,438; Gold & silver coin 861,000 £ 39,968,88l| £ 39.968,881 August 2,1866. W. MILLER, Chief Cashier.
The Corn Trade. MARK-LANE, AUGUST 6. show of English Wheat was small this morning, but our market is well supplied from abroad. We had a firmer tone in the trade, and factors made rather more money for the best samples of English Wheat. Foreign Wheat met a fair demand. The Flour trade was steady.—Peas and Beans were unaltered in value.—Barley was in more demand.—Arrivals « £ Oats continue unusually abundant, and depress the trade. A fair extent of business was done.—We have some fresh arrivals at the ports of call. Cargoes of Wheat meet demand at last week's prices. In Indian Corn a large feusi- nr.se iias been done at 6d per qr. decline.-Barley is steady in value. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR. Shillings per Quarter. WHEAT, Essex and Kent, white new 43 to 65 „ „ red „ 42 49 Norfolk, Lincoln, and Yorkshire, red 42 49 BARLEY 30 to 34.Chevalier, new 38 42 Grinding 29 31.Distilling 32 37 MALT, Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk, new 59 68 Kingston, Ware, & town-made, new 59 66 Brown 52 56 RYE 26 28 OATS, English, feed 20 to 25.Potato. 24 30 Scotch, feed 20 26 Potato 25 30 Irish, feed, white 19 21 Eine 22 26 Ditto, black .18 20 Potato 23 27 BEANS, Mazagan .41 43.Ticks 40 43 Harrow 43 47.Pigeon. 45 49 PEAS, white,boilers38 41 Maple39to41 Grey.new 36 37 FLOUR, per sack of 280-lbs., Town, Households .47 50 Country,on shore 36 to 37 39 43 Norfolk and Suffolk, on shore. 35 36 FOREIGN GRAIN. r WHEAT, Dantzic, mixed .53 to 55.old, extra 58 61 Konigsberg .50 55.extra 56 57 Rostock 51 55 .nne. 56 57 Silesian, red 48 52 white 51 55 Pomera., Meckberg., and Uckermrk.red old. 50 53 Russian, hard, 43 to 47. St. Petersburg and Riga 45 47 Danish and Holstein, red 45 46 French, none .Rhine and Belgium. 50 53 American,redwiT)ter50to58.springOOtoOO, white — — BARLEY, grinding26 to 28. distilling and malting 35 39 OATS, Dutch, brewing and Polands 20 to 27.feed 18 23 Danish and Swedish, feed 20 to 24.StraIsund. 20 24 Russian, Riga 20 to 21.Arch., 20 to 21.P'aburg 21 24 TARES, spring, per qr 00 00 BEANS, Friesland and Holstein 37 42 Konigsberg .40 to 42.Egyptian — — PEAS, feedingand maple 36 38.fine boilers 36 39 INDIAN CORN, white .29 32.yellow 27 28 FLOUR, per sack, French 37 40.Spanish, p. sack 37 40 American, per brl 21 26.extra and d'ble. 28 30 LIVERPOOL, AUGUST 7. attendance at market.
Meat and Poultry Markets. NEWGATE AND LEADENHALL. moderate supplies of meat, and the trade is slow. Per 81bs. by the carcase a. d. s. d s. d. to s. d. Inferior beef 3 6 to 3 10 Capons, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 3 8 4 4 Chickens, each 19 & <> Prime large 4 6 4 8 Ducklings,each 19 ? ° Ditto small 4 8 4 10 Rafebits, each. 1 Large pork 4 9 4 6 Hares, each. ••• no Inferior mutton 3 8 4 6 Grouse, each. 0 0 0 0 Middling ditto 4 8 5 4 Partridges,each 0 0 0 0 o 5 6 5 8, Pheasants, eaeh 0 0 0 0 Prune ditto f | § 4 Pige0iis, each. 0 8 0 10 Smallpork' 4 8 5 2 Ostendfr.butter Lamb 6 0 7 0 per doz; lbs. 11 6 14 6 Turkeys, each 00 0 0 English ditto. 12 0 16 0 Goslings, each 60 8 0 French eggs, 120 6 0 7 6 Fowls, each 2 0 3 0 English ditto. 8 0 9 0 METROPOLITAN. statement of the supplies and prices of fat live stock on Monday, August 7,1865, as com- pared with Monday, August 6,1866 Per 81bs. to sink the offal August 7, 1865. Angnflt, 6, lSfifl. s. d. B. d. s. d. s. d. Coarse and inferior Beasts S 10 to 4 4 3 8 to 4 0 Second quality ditto 4 6 410 4 2 4 8 Prime large Oxen 5 0 5 2 4 10 5 2 Prime Scots, &c. 5 4 5 6 5 4 5 6 Coarse and inferior Sheep 4 4 4 10 3 10 4 Second quality ditto. 5 0 5 6 4 4 5 0 Prime coarse-woolled ditto 5 8 6 0 5 2 5 8 Prime Southdown ditto 6 2 6 4 5 10 6 0 Lambs 6 0 7 0 6 8 7 8 Large coarse Calves 4 2 4 8 4 4 4 10 Prime small ditto 4 10 5 2 5 0 5 4 Large Hogs 4 0 4 6 4 0 4 6 Neat small Porkers 4 8 4 10 4 8 5 0
Fruit and Vegetables. COVENT GARDEN.—Among the home-grown suppliea furnished this week are considerable quantities of both apples and pears of the earlier sorts, which are realising fair prices. Heavy consignments of the same kinds of fruits have also been received from France and Spain. Pine- apples and hothouse grapes are plentiful, and prices for these, as well as for other kinds of indoor produce, have altered but little from those quoted in our last report. Peas and other varieties of vegetables are still arriving in excellent condition. Flowers chiefly consist of orchids, kalosanthes, calceolarias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, balsams, cockscombs, mignonette, and roses. FRUIT. s. d. s. d. s. d. a. d. Armies t> hf-sieve 0 0 to 0 0 Peaches,per doz. 4 0 15 0 ApDiespM-aieveO 0 to 0 0 Peaches, per doz. 4 0 15 0 ftraripq iier lb. 2 0 6 0 Pears,kitchen,dz. 0 0 0 o Lemons,p?100 8 0 14 0 „ dessert 0 0 0 0 Gooseberries qt. 0 3 0 6 Pineapples, p. lb. 3 0 5 o Nuts cob 1001b 0 0 0 0 Sfcrawbemes.p. lb. 0 6 1 o Filberts prlb. 0 0 0 0 Walnuts, pr bh. 0 0 0 0 Oranges, pJ00 12 0 20 01 Chestnuts, do 0 0 0 0 VEGETABLES. 0 d 8 d SuSu ArHr>hokes ner doz.2 0 to 4 0 Mushrooms,perpott.2 0 3 6 SSs pefbun.l 0 8 0 Mustard& Cress,p.p.O 2 0 0 Beans,kidney,p.100 0 6 1 0 Onions, perbushel.7 0 10 0 Beet, per dozen 2 0 8 0 „ pieklmg, p.qt.O 0 0 0 Broccoli, p. bundle 10 16 Parsley, per sieve 2 0 3 0 Cabbages, per doz. 1 0 2 0 Parsnips, per doz- 1 0 2 0 Carrots, per bunch 0 4 G 8 Peas, per qt. 0 o Cauliflowers,p. doz. 2 0 6 0 Potatoes, York Re- Celery, per bundle 2 0 2 6 gents, per ton 80 0 95 0 Cucumbers, each 0 3 0 9 Rocks, per ton 60 0 70 0 Endive, per score.l 0 2 6 Flukes, per ton 105 0 125 0 Garlic, per lb 0 10 0 0 Kidneys, per cwt. 6 0 10 0 Herbs, per bunch.O 6 0 0 Radishes, p. 12 bn. 0 6 10 Horseradish, p. bn.2 6 4 0 Rhubarb, p. bundle 0 4 0 8 Leeks, per bunch.O 3 0 0 SeaKale.per punnet 0 0 0 0 Lettuces, per score 1 0 1 6 Spinach, per bush. 2 0 3 0 Mint, per bunch .0 3 0 4 Turnips, per bunch 0 6 0 9
London Produce Market. MINCING-LANE, AUGUST 7.—SUGAR. market has opened very quietly, and, except British West India, no sales of importance are reported. Refined There is a fair demand for low quality, at 44s, otherwise the market is quiet but steady. COFFEE.-The sales are confined to sman parcels, for which full prices are paid. TEA.—The public sales of 26.700 packages were commenced to-day, of which 24,400 packages are to be offered without reserve; they have commenced steadily at last sale's pnees. ?rRuii.—There are sellers but few buyers at the previous CURICE?-NO sales reported in rough; but clean is in fair request for home use, PEPPER.—A parcel of Penang sold at 3|d sho pr p • GAMBIER.—A parcel of fair quality sola A Beneals and INDIGO.-A moderate business is doing S Oudes at last sales' rates. S&offi St.¥et'ersberg quoted as £ 32 10s to £ 3310s. ^TTrrvrwR. CHEESE, HAMS, &c., at per cwt. PRICES OF BUTTER.Oilii,^ Jersey; 903 to 104s; -Butter: Friesland, Ug Qd tQ gd Dorset, 116s to 1 ■ Double Gloucester, 74s to 78s; Cheese: Cheshire, 66s to 74s. Rams: York, new, to 100s • Cumberland, new, 90s to 100s; Irish, new, 90s to 100s. Bacon: Wiltshire, 74s to 80s; Irish, green, 70s to 74e. COTTON, LIVERPOOL, AUGUST 7. market very quiet, ,ind prices are jd below Friday's. Sales about 7,000 bales, TALLOW, AUGUST 7.—The market is steady; prices are quoted as follows :—Town tallow, 43s 3d, net cash Peters- burg Y.C. OR the spot, 418 60 to 9fl October to December, 45s 6d to 9d; Deoember, 46s 6d to 9d. HOPS, BOROUGH, AUGUST 6. Pattenden and Smith report rather more inquiry for Hops, especially for fine samples, which are very scarce mdeed. The accounts from the plantations are decidedly worse than last week. HAY MARKETS— I Smithfield, I Cumberland. I Whitechapel. i s. d. s, d.i s. d. s. d.' s. d. s. d. Meadow Hay.. 70 0 to 115 0 70 0 to 120 0; 70 0 to 135 0 Clover 84 0 136 6'- 84 0 135 0; 84 0 132 6 Straw i 40 0 50 Oi 42 0 52 40 0 50 0 — ♦ The death is announced of tbe Right. Hon. Sir
i James Wigram, who was for a period of nine years ore of the Vice-Chancellors of England.