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CORN. BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY. — A small supply of English Wheat for which holders ask, d more money, but sales made were at last week's rates. In American wheat there was a fair business doing at 6d to Is per quarter advance on last week. LONDON, WEDNESDAY.—English, wheat was steady to-day at late rates foreign very firm, with prices tending upwards. Flour and oats steady atprevi6us values. Maize, barley, beans, and peas remain fir in. -Ari-lvals British wheat, ;)50 quarters barley, 240 quarters. Foreign wheat 08,100 quarters barley, 12.280 quarters; oats, 45, 060 quarters maize, 14,606 quarters flour, 690 sacks, and 13,920 barrels. LIVERPOOL, TUESDAY, The activity and buoyancy of Friday last were waiting at this morning's market, and only a moderate business was done in wheat, at a decline of Id. per cental. Flour quiet, without charge, Indian corn 6d. per quarter lower, closing at about 22s. 9d. per quarter for new mixed America, and upon only a moderate trade.
CATTLE. LONDON, THURSDAY.—There arc 1100 beasts, including 670 foreign, at -Is Od to 5s lOJ; 9720 sheep and lambs—including 50 foreign quiet sheep, 5s to 6s 6d; Limbs 7s to 8s; 260 calves, from 5s 6d to 6s 6d 10 pigs Is to 4s lOd per lbs. LIVERPOOL, MONDAY. — There was a good average supply of both America and Irish stock on offer, the numbers being 2378 beasts and 10,478 sheep and lainbs. The quality was very good, but the demand was show for all kinds of stock. The attendance of buyers from the country was not numerous. -The following were the prices: Best beasts, 8d. to Sid. per 4 lb.; second ditto, (jd. to lid. per lb.; sheep, 9d. to lOti,; lambs, 9d. to 10d.; American beasts, 7.td. to 8]<L
PROVISION. LONDON, MONDAY.—The aiTivals last week from Ireland were 255 firkins of batter and 3759 bales of bacon, and from foreign ports 20,731 packages of butter, and 3541 bales of bacon.
WOOL. LONDON, TUESDAY'.—To-day's catalogues com- prised 8484 bales, including 5344 Port Phillip, 997 New Zealand, 1151 Tasmanian, 294 Queensland, 273 Cape, 203 Sydney, 180 Adelaide, and 42 skins. A fair attendance of buyers, and prices continue without charge.
BUTTER. CORK, WED-, ESI)AY.Orcliiitry Firsts, 102s; seconds, 95s thirds, 883; fourths, 80s; fifths, 67s; sixths, 43s. Mild cured: Superfine, 119s firsts, 104s; seconds, 97s thirds, 92s. There were 1617 firkins in market.
DEAD MEAT. LONDON, MONDAY.—Good supplies on offer, and trade moderately active at about previous rates; Beef, 3s Od to 4s 6d; mutton, 3s 8d to 5s 4d. veal, 5s 4d to 5s 9d; large pork, 3s 4dto 4s Od; small ditto, 4s 4d to 5s Od per stone.
COAL. LONDON, FRIDAY.—Business has been brisk, with a ready sale at an advance of Is. nor ton. Hastings Hartley, 15s. 9d.; Wallsend: Hartle- pool. 17s. 9d. South Hetton, 17s..6d. 1\\lutall" 15s. 9d. Hartlepool, 16s. Gel. South Hartlepool, 17s 6d Thornley, 17s. 9d Ships at market, t: sold, all; contracts, gas, &c" itO 6 1; unsold, 4; at sea, 15.
DISTRICT MARKETS. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY. The prices at this market were as follows:— Wheat (new,) 7s fid to Os o(I per bushel Wheat (old,) 7s Od to 8s Od per bushel f Barley, 5s Od to 6s Od bushel; Oats, 3s 3d to 4s Od; Beans, Os Od to Os Od; Potatoes, 5s Od to Os Od per cwt Beef, lOd to 00d per lb Pork, 8d to 0:1 per lb Mutton, lOd to OOd per lb Lamb, Is Od to Os Od per lb Ducks, 4s Od to Os 0(1 per couple; Geese, Os Od to Os Od per couple; Fowls, 2s 6d to Os Od per couple Eggs for a shilling, 20; Fresh butter, Is 01 to Os Od per lb Chees, id per lb. BANGOR, FRIDAY. Prices: Wheat, 46s Od to 48s Od per quarter; barley, 35s Od to 8Ss Od; oats, 26s Od to 28s; oats meal, 35s Od to 37s Od per 240 lb. Potatoes, 3s 6d to 4s 0 per cwt. Fresh butter, 16d to 18d per lb Beef, 9d to lid per lb mutton, lOd to lid veal, 7d to Sd; bacon, 7d to 9d; best home-cured hams, lid to 12d. CARNARVON, SATURDAY. The following is a list of to-day's prices :—Beef, 7cl to 10d per lb; mutton, 10el to lid; veal, 8d to 10d; pork, 8d to 9d; bacon, 7d to 9d. Cheese, 7d to 9d per lb, Fresh butter, 18d to 22cl per lb; pot ditto, 14d. Fowls (dead), 2s Ocl to Os 0.1 each; ditto alive, 14d to 15d; ducks, 3s to 3s 6d geese, Os Od to Os. Eggs, 18 for Is. Pota- toes, 7s to 7s3dpercwt. Wheat, 45sto 48sodrerqr; barley, 36s to 39s Od; oats, 26s Od to 288 oatmeal, 36s Od to 39s Od per 240 lbs. CONWAY, SATURDAY. Wheat, 15s Od to 16s Od per habbot; barley lis Od to 13s Od per hobbet; oats, 10s d to lis Od per hobbet; beans, 00s Od to 00s Od per hobbet; oatmeal, 36s Od to 38s Od per 240 lbs. DENBIGH, WEDNESDAY. The quotations at to-day's market were as fol- lows :-Wheat, 16s Od to 163 6d per hobbet; bar- ley, lis Odto 14s Od; oar,s, 7s Od to 8s Oct Fresh butte], 12d to 14d per ib ditto pot, 17d to 18d. LLANRWSJC", TUESDAY. The prices at this market were as follows;- Wheat, 16s Od to 17s 6d per hob; Wheat (old,) 00s Od to 00s Od per hob Barley, 13s Od to 14s Od per hob Oats, 9s 0d to 10s 6el per hob; Beans, 00s Od to 0;)s Od per hob; Oatmeal, 46s 0d to 00s Od per 240 Ibs. Potatoes. 14s Od to 15s Od per hob Fresh batter, 12d to 14d per lb. Beef, 9d to 12d per lb; Pork, 00s Od toOOs Od per lb Veal, 7d. to 3d per lb; Mutton, 10d to Is Od per lb; Lamb, 12d to Od per lb Ducks, 58 Od to 6s Od per couple; Geese, Os 0d to 0 s Od per conpl; ;.Fowl", 3s Od to 4s Od per couple Eggs for a shilling, 14. OSWESTRY, WEDNESDAY. Th& following were the quotations: Wheat, 7s 2d to 7s 4d per bushel; barley (malting), 6s Od to 6s 9d; oats, 3s Od to 4s 6d; butter, 13d to 14d per Ib; eggs, 12 to 14 for a shilling; fowls, 3s Gd to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, 10s Od to 00s Od each potatoes, 12 lbs to 13 lbs for a shilling. PW uLHELI.—WEDNESDAY. The following were the quotations:—Barley, 20s per 220 lbs oats, 28s per 315 lbs oatmeal, 33s per 240 lbs; Indian corn, 17s per 240 lbs. Fresh butter, Is lid per lb; pot ditto, Is id to Is 5d per lb. Beef, 9d to Is 2d per lb mutton, lid to Is IVl per lb veal, 3d to lid per lb; ducks, 2s each fowls, Is 9d each eggs, 6s Od per 120 potatoes, 16s per hobbet. RHYL, THURSDAY. Very few farmers attended the market to-day. All sorts of supplies sold slowly. Wheat, 15s 6d to 16s barley, 10s to 13s beans, 13s 6c to 14s oats, 8s to lis. WREXHAM, THURSDAY. The prices at this market were as follows:- White wheat, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per measure red do, 7s 34 to 7s 6d per bushel of 75 lbs. Potatoes, 4s 6d to 5s Od per 90 lbs. Fresh butter, 12d to 14d per bl. Beef, Ud to lOci. per lb; mutton. 10d to lid; veal, 7d to 8d. Fowls, 3s Od to 4s Gel percouple.
NAUTICAL NAILER.—The tack to go upon for those who desire to make money is, of course, tin tack.—Judy. tack.Judy.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. The Duke of Richmond, replying to Earl Gran- ville, said he had no information as to the time when the English plenipotentiaries would leave Berlin, but there was every reason to believe that the congress would terminate its labour in a few days. The Statute Law Revision Bill and the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ireland), 1877, Bill was read a third time and passed. Several other bills were advanced a stage. Lord Shafts- bury asked whether it was the intention of her Majesty's Government, in assuming the administ- ration of Cyprus, to suppress the system of slavery now existing in the island. The Duke of Rich- mond replied that when Sir Garnet Wolseley, who will leave this country to-day for Cyprus, for- wards his report on the institutions and general condition of the island, the Government would be in a position to state the course they intend to take. The Earl of Kimberley expressed dissatis- faction at the reply of the President of the Council, as he could not understand any British Govern- ment hesitating to say that it would not tolerate slavery in any place under its rule. The Duke of Richmond pointed to the convention with Egypt and the action taken with regard to the Sultan of Zanzibar as evidence that the Government was as opposed to slavery as the Earl of Kimberley or any other member of the house. The subject then dropped. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. Colonel Stanley stated about 10,000 troops would occupy Cyprus, consisting of the Indian forces at Malta, and three English regiments. The Chancellor of the Exchequer (whose appear- ance in the House was heartily cheered) said the Government were obtaining information with re- gard to the natural resource of Cyprus. Mr Cross, replying to Mr Forster, said the p ipers relating to the congress would be presented to Parliament without any delay. Mr Bourke announced that the Porte was willing to enter into a convention with this country for the suppression of the slave trade, and negotiations were now going on. Her Majesty's Government had always done all it could to suppress slavery, and that policy would be continued. Mr Forstar said the question was whether there had been any correspondence with the Porte as to the existence of slavery. Mr Bourke replied that he would look through the papers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said it was proposed to refer the Criminal Code (Indict- able Offences) Bill to a Commission. The Attorney General stated that the Government measure to regulate the liability of employers and employed had been prepared, and would be introduced as soon as possible. On the consideration of the Irish Sunday Closing Bill, Mr Onslow moved its rejection. Another protracted debate ensued. HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY. The House sat for an tiour. A motion by Lard Waveney for a series of returns as to the number and classification of rifled guns was resisted by Lord Bury on the ground that experiments were being carried on, and that the returns asked for would be very costly. The motion was withdrawn. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. In the morning sitting Mr Rathbone. gave notice of his intention to move, ou the motion for going into committee on the Counties Jurisdiction Bill, that the measure should be considered that day three months. In reply to Sir C. Dilke, the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer said that a vote in con- nection with the rodent arrangement with Turkey would be brought forward as soon as possible. In answer to Sir U. K. Shuttleworth, Mr Lowther said that out of live towns in Ireland to which the Artisans' Dwelling Act applied three had taken advantage of it. In England the proportion was only nine out of seventy one, and in Scotland one out of .six. Major O'Beirni inquired why the name of the Duke of Cambridge was omitted from the return of the leaves of absence granted during the Parliamentary recess to the members on full pay in her Majesty's service, and of the names of those who, while on full pay, had performed military duty during the session. Colonel Lloyds Lindsay replied that the duke, as Fiel^l Marshal Commanding in Chief, never required leave of absence, but always continued in the execution of his duty." The Highway Bill passed through committee, and the sitting was suspended. The House resumed at nine o'clock, when illr ill. Henry drew attention to the case of Sergeant M'Carthy— one of the Fenian prisoners, who died shortly after his release—and moved for a Royal Commission to inquire into prison discipline. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon stated, in reply to Earl Granville, that a Ministerial state- ment would be made in Parliament on Thursday, upon what had passed at the Congress. Lord Oranmore and Browne inquired whether the Government could contradict the statements as to the unhealthiness of Cyprus The Duke of Rich- mond said such statements did not coincide with the information received by her Majesty's Govern- ment as to the salubrity of the island. Earl Granville urged that the best information should be obtained upon a point of so much importance, and the Duke of Richmond confessed that his authority for talking about the "salubrity of Cyprus was the Spectator. The Commons' amendments to the Poor Law Amendment Bill were agreed to after a division. The bills autho- rising the use ot steam on certain tramways were brought forward; but several peers spoke in opposition to them. and Lord Henniker agreed to postpone for some days the motion that the House should go into committee upon them. Answering Lord Waveney, Lord Cranbrook said he saw no reason for changing the existing system under which the native regiments of India were officered. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. Lord R. Montagu gave notice of a question as to whether the Anglo-Turkish agreement did not require the assent of the Powers which signed the Treaties of 1856 aild 1871. The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved that the Government business should have precedence on Tuesdays and Wednes- days for the rest of the Session. The motion was not opposed, but hopes were expressed by the leader of the Opposition and others that a morn- ing sitting would be dispensed with on Wednesday —when Mr Gladstone's motion with reference to the Indian Vernaculfcr Press Bill was to be brought forward—and that the Government would facilitate the final stage of the Irish Sunday Closing Bill. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reply to these suggestions, said that if the House would give Tuesday to the Government for the Cattle Diseases Bill, he would undertake to place Tuesday next at the disposal of Mr Gladstone. Mr Lowther pro- posed the second reading 01 the Irish Intermediate Education Bill. Mr C. E, Lewis moved its rejec- tion. and Mr Newdegate also opposed the measure. It was supported, however, by Mr Gladstone, The O' Conor Don, Mr Stansfeld, and several other members. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. Lord Dutisany asked whether in article six of the annex to the convention between England and Turkey the words" Kars and other conquests made by her in Armenia during the late war were held to include Batoum. lie said there appeared to be some doubt whether Batoum was in Armenia, and certainly it had not been taken by Russia. Lord Cranbrook said that if the treaty and the annex were looked at together there could be no doubt that Batoum was included in the phrase referred to. It was announced by the Secretary for India that a telegram had been received from Portsmouth reporting the Eurydicc would be floated on shore this morning. HOUSE OF COMMONS—TUESDAY. The Chancellor of the Exchequer intimated that Government did not regard with much concern the supposed flaw in the Cattle Bill as regards treaty obligations. Subsequently the bill came under discussion as to the provision made for compensa- tion, salaries, &c., and determined opposition was shown. Eventually the House went into com- mittee on the understading that the objectionable resolution should be withdrawn. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The Cattle Diseases Bill was proceeded with in accordance with the resolution adopted 011 Monday that Tuesdays and Wednesdays should be devoted for the remainder of the Session to Government business. The resolution authorising the payment of compensation and other expenses under the Act, which the Opposition objected to on Tuesday because of its vagueness, was submitted in an amended form and adopted. Mr Forster then asked what course the Government proposed t) take with regard to the future discussion of the bill. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said that if the Government were to be met with the same sort of discussion as they had had the previous night, the bill would have to be taken to-day, instead of the Education Estimates. Sir C. Dilke at once moved the adjournment of the House, and strongly protested against Sir Stafford Northcote's language, at the same time pointing out that the Government were alone responsible for the waste of time, as they made, at the end of four hour's debate, a concession which ought to have been promptly accorded at the beginning. Mr Glad- stone also strongly condemned Sir Stafford North- cote's language, and said that it tended to abridge the freedom of debate. Several prominent mem- bers of the Opposition joined in the protest. The motion for adjournment was ultimately withdrawn, and the House went into committee. During the discussion of Sir Henry James's amendment providing that no order should be valid which was inconsistent with existing treaty obligations, the Government announced a most important con- cession. Mr Peel had given notice of a proposal enabling the Privy Council to exempt from the slaughtering clauses of the bill any country I- z, where there was freedom from disease and the laws were sufficient to afford the necessary protection. The Chancellor of the Exchequer stated that the Government were willing to accept the principle of this amendment, which tends to restrict the operation of the bill to countries where the disease is known to be prevalent, and only invests the Privy Council with the same discretion as tliev had before the introduction of the measure. The Opposition readily accepted the concession, and Sir II. James's amendment was withdrawn. Progress was afterwards reported, and the House adjourned at ten minutes to six o'clock.
DEATH OF A DISTINGUISHED THEOLOGIAN. The American papers just to hand announce the death of the venerable Charles Hodge, D.D., who has long been looked up to, not only throughout the United States, but wherever the English language is spoken, as one of the ablest and most honoured defenders of the Christian faith. He was born in Philadelphia in 1799, where his father was a physician. Charles Hodge was a student from boyhood. He entered Princeton College in 1812, one year in advance; and in 1815, when he was only seventeen years of age, he graduated with the highest honours. In 1820, he was appointed professor of Biblical literature, and in 1822 the General Assembly elected him full professor. About this time he founded a magazine called the Biblical Repertory. In 1825 he went to Europe, and spent three years in the Universities of Paris, Halle, and Berlin, returning in 1829. After this, Dr. Hodge occupied himself with studies and researches for "A Commentary on the Epistle to the Corinthians," which was published in 1835. In,1840 he published "A Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States," in two volumes. In the same year he was transferred from the chair which he had filled for eighteen years to that of cxegetical and didactic theology, to which was united that of polemic theology in 1851. Dr. Hodge was chosen moderator of the Assembly (Old School) in 1816. His works pub- lished after this were A Commentary on Ephe- sians," in 1856 one on First Corinthians," in 1850 and one on Second Corinthians," in 1860; and" W hat is Darwinism ?" in 1874. During this time he was busily engaged in collecting the materials for bis "Systematic Theology," and which was published in three volumes 8vo; in it his greatest power was demonstrated, and it is as well known in Britain and the continent of Europe as it is in America, the distinguishing grace of his writings in that work being their exquisite clear- ness. He left no one at a loss to know what he believed, what he. intended to teach, and the authority on which he rested. In the oratory on Sunday afternoons, his spiritual "talks" to his students were like refreshing streams, whilst the pathos of his voice, his tears, and prayers were often irresistibly affecting and now that he is gone, the memory of these hours will remain imperishable by all who had the fortune to listen to him. TJr. Hodge was to have been present at the Pan-Presbyterian Council held at Edinburgh some two years ago had not his great age prevented him undertaking the voyage.
At an inquest at Sheffield, on Saturday, on a laboiuvr named Fryor, who fell from a ladder and sustained fatal injuries, it was stated that his life would have been saved Lad he consented to the amputation of a limb. He, however, refused to submit to it, and said that as h., brought all his limbs into the world he would take them out. A fire broke out 011 Saturday evening on the premises of Messrs Lawrence & Co., ship chandlers, sail and rope makers, oilmen, &c., situate near the Quay, at Southampton. The large warehouse and all its contents, valued at several thousand pounds, have been totally destroyed. About 35 years since the warehouse, then in the occupation of Messrs. King and Witt, standing on the same site, was destroyed by fire. At the Crystal Palace, on Saturday, the London School Board fete took place, under the direction of Sir Charles Reed, with great success. During the afternoon Sir Charles took occasion to remark that there were now 188,000 children attending the schools, and that the number withdrawn on religious grounds from the teaching of the board did not exceed one in 4000. The number of children presented for examination was 105,000, as against 12,000 in 1876. A CONSPIRACY DISCOVERED AT CONSTANTINO! LE. —The Daily Xeirs correspondent, telegraphing from Syra on Sunday, says that on Wednesday a great conspiracy was discovered at Stamboul against the Sultan. Two of the conspirators gave notice at the palace. They were arrested, and in the middle of the night a house where the con- spirators assembled was surrounded by a detach- ment of zaptiehs, and more than fifty captured. It is said that se/eral persons in conspicuous positions are implicated. On Sunday, Lord Thurlow presided at a meeting of friends of the Sunday Society, held at the residence of Lard Dorchester, in Berkeley-square, London, for the purpose of expressing to Sir Coutts Lindsay their thanks for his generous notion in opening the Grosvenor Gallery on Sunday. There were present Sir Coutts Lindsay, the Earl of Morley, JJr J. Hey wood, F.R.S., and others; and letters cordially agreeing with the object of the meeting were read from the following, who were unable to be present:—The, Dean of Westminster, the Duke of Westminster, Lord Dorchester. Lord Roscberv, Sir Harcourt Johnstone, M.P., and Mr P. A. Tador. M.P. Sir Coutts Lindsa",in acknow- ledging the vote of thanks passed to him, said that he thought if he chose to treat the public as guests, those who now wished to proceed against him would have no locus standi. MURDER IN LONDON. A brutal murder was committed in a court in Whitechapel, London, early on Sunday morning. An old married couple, named John and Elizabeth Greyburne, were violently assaulted by a neighbour named Couter, who beat them about the body and head with a poker. Terrible injuries were inflicted, and the man, Greyburne, died on Sunday afternoon in the London Hospital, whither he and his wife were taken. Mrs Greyburne is conscious, but is so badly hurt that no questions have yet been put to her. The murderer escaped, and has not yet been captured, though the police are in active persuit.
r OUR xNtW MEDITERRANEAN POSSESSION. In view of the importance attached to the new acquisition of Gre it Britain in the Mediterranean, the following sketch of the Island of Cyprus may not be uninteresting:- Cyprus is the most eastern island of the Mediter- ranean, and lies off the coast of Syria. It is 145 miles in length, extreme breadth 55 miles, and its minimum breadth 27 miles, having an area of 4,500 square miles—about the size of Jamaica, or nearly a third less than Yorkshire, and has now a popula- tion of 200,000. It has hitherto been but little visited by travellers, owing to the erroneous state- ments regarding it. There is, however, no reason why travellers should not visit this island with as great impunity as any other part of the Levant. The climate varies in different parts the northern region is the most hilly and wooded, and the least fertile, and the heat in that district is tempered by the winds from the Karamanian Mountains, which preserve the frozen snow in the highest spots during the greater part of the year. The cold is very severe in winter. I11 the plains of tho southern districts of Cyprus the heat of the sun is excessive, but is moderated by the sea breezes. The richest as well as the most agreeable parts of the island are in the vicinity of Cerinea and Paphos (Baffo). Larnaka, the chief seaport of the island, is about a quarter of a mile distant from the sea; the Consuls and most of the European inhabicants reside at a suburb on the seashore, called by the I talians the Marina, which is the chief depot of the commerce of the whole island. Although Larnaka is situated in what is regarded as the worst part of Cyprus, the country around being arid, this port, it is stated, has been selected solely owing to the safe anchorage of its roads. About an hour's ride from Larnaka, situated on the borders of the large Salt Lake, on the road to Citti, is a mosque in which the Turks suppose to be interred the body of the wet-nurse of their prophet. Nikosia, the capital of Cyprus, was be- sieged by the Turks under Mustapha in 1570, the siege lasting forty-five days, when it was taken by storm between the gates of Famagusta and Baffo, situate in a pretty garden, is a small mosque, in which is interred the Bairactar, or standard- bearer, who first planted the Turkish flag on the walls. From the summit of the minaret of this mosque the best view, it is stated, is to be had, the mulberry and palm trees being interspersed with minarets and ancient Christian churches, now converted into mosques. The principal products of the island are wheat, barley, cotton, silk, madder roots, olive oil, wine, carobs, hemp, pitch, wool, tobacco, salt, fine timber, and fruit; there is an average yield of 1,246,000 gallons of wine and 198,0. 0 cwt. of salt. These are stated to form four-fifths of the entire exportation, which is at present principally to Marseilles, Leghorn, Trieste, and coast of S ria. Nearly the entire imports consist of British goods brought from Be" rout, Constantinople, Smyrna, and the Mediterranean ports. Efforts were made in 1866 to increase the growth of cotton. From Limasoi there is a con- siderable trade in the shipment of wines and raki, made in the vicinity, to Egypt and the islands of the Archipelago large quantities of carobs, which grow in the neighbouring forests, are shipped to Russia and Italy. To the sportsman Cyprus offers a wide and untrodden field. Its hills and valleys are described as swarming with hares, patridges, francolins, bustards, and quails; in the winter woodcocks, snipe, and wild duck are found in great abundance mufflons, or wild sheep, and wild boars, are to be had at Cape St. Epiphanius, the .district around which. called the forest of Acama, is uninhabited. The antiquities of the island belong to three distant epoehes—Grecian, Roman, and Christian. The period of the Byzan- tine dukes lasted nine centuries and among many fine churches erected at that period is still to be seen the superb one of Maehera. There is a con- jecture, for which no ground is assigned, that the Monuments of that period were in a great part destroyed during the time that the island was held by Richard I. of England.
THE RISE OF A MANUFACTURE. It is difficult to conceive a time when effervesc- ing drinks were unknown, yet, as a matter of fact, the trade in aerated waters, important as it has now become both socially and commercially, is, so to speak, a thing of but yesterday. One of the first establishments in the kingdom for the manufacture of aerated waters was founded in 1825, at Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales, by Mr Robert Ellis, father of the present head of the firm of Messrs. R. Ellis and Son. The locality of Ruthin was un- doubtedly chosen on account of the excellent quality of the water to be obtained there, and owing to this circumstance, and to the great care devoted to their preparation, te aerated waters manufactured by this firm soon gained a high place in public estimation, and in recent vears the demand has increased so rapidly that large addi- tions have had to be made to the extensive manu- facturing premises. One of the earliest and most distinguished patrons of the Ruthin aerated waters was his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex. Apart from their agreeableness as cooling and refreshing drinks, in recent days these waters have assumed an importance sufficient to elevate them into the first rank of therapeutic agents. In order that the consumer may derive the full benefit, it is abso- lutely necessary that the utmost care and cleanli- ness should be observed in their manufacture, and these desiderata are obtained to the greatest extent possible under the elaborate and scientific system pursued at the Ruthin Works. In the greater number of manufactories the processes of bottling and corking are still performed by hand, but the pressure is so great that it resists all efforts to drive the cork down until a large part of the charge "qis escaped. By the adoption of an ingenious bottling machine Messrs. Ellis have remedied this defect, so that all the waters sent out from their establish- ment contain the highest percentage possible of those chemical constituents which form the pecu- liarities of these artificial waters, such as soda, potass, lithia, champagne, champagne-lemonade, or water for table purposes simply charged with carbonic acid gas without any alkali. As a proof of the purity of the water used in the manufacture, it may be mentioned that chemical analyses have shown that the water frltm the deep well on the premises at Ruthin only holds two grains of solid matter iu solution, and has not a trace of organic matters hence it is that these waters are not likely to decompose,—in fact, as has been remarked con- cerning them, they could not possibly decompose if kept a thousand years. Naturally the effervesc- ing beverages of Messrs. Ellis were at first better known in the North and West of England and in Wales than in the other parts of the kingdom or in Lon ion, but as their many excellencies became known, the demand for them gradually spread, and Ellis' Mineral Waters" are now household words, not only in the Principality and West of England, but also throughout the kingdom, and even in India and the colonies. To give an idea of the enormous business carried on by the firm, it may be mentioned that the average daily output is considerably over 200 gross ot bottles, equal to about 20,00(1000 of bottles a year. It may safely be asserted that nowhere in the kingdom can there be found a more conveniently-arranged, more scrupulously clean, or better fitted aerated water manufactory than is that of Messrs. Ellis and Son at Ruthin.
ROYAL MASONIC INSTITUTION FOR BOYS.—The Duke of Connaught presided, 2n Monday night. at the eightieth anniversary festival of the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, at the Alexan- dra Palace. The duke, iii ret irning thanks for the toast of his health (in -proposing which Lord Sufiiold had referred to his royal liighness's ap- proaching marriage), said, ill addition to the pleasure which he hoped was in store for him, he should have much gratification in informing his future bride of the fact that the first reference to their union in England had b?en made in an assembly of Freemasons. Subscriptions were announced amount ing to over £ 10,000.
THE BRh.V(j:i OF TRUST AT THE FOREIGN UFFjCu At Bow-street police court, Loii'j-ii, oil Tuesday afternoon, before Mr v'a;Marvin, de.sjnoed .-iw a wrher m the Foreign Office, again surrendered to his bail to answer the charge of copying. appropriating, tlad wilfully stealing a socket document purporting to be a convention between England and Russia, contrary to the pro- visions to thi? Larceny Act. Mr Poland conducted the prosecution, and Mr George Lewis, jun., ap- peared for tie defence. Mr Francis li ving, assis- tant in the treaty department of "foreign Office, deposed that, the defendmt used hi- Wjm for about eight or nine mouths, during which time he had always considered him a well-info; m'd and intelligent man, documents in foreign languages Jiavmg frequently being handed to him to translate. He Iwl every confidence him. On the :50th May the defendant assisted in copying the projet de niemrandutn, wrdeb was given to him in a printed form, witness having himself to make a copy. Defendant left that night about half-past six o clock. that he and others 1,1 the Foreign < >l!ict under-; v..i the documents they were copying were to be s ■tj the London newspapers that evening, and a m- vei saoion to this effect transpii'tid brf >rc d. ■1 a dant. 1 his concjudod the evidence ou the pave of the Treasury. The m-gUtrate said the cb-p r>e against the defendant could not be -ushdnei, as there was no evidence whatever or any Lav!-ay having been eommirt>d by the defendant,. Mr Marvin was therefore discharged.
THREATENING TO SHOOT THE riilNOE uP 'WALES. At the Bristol police court., on Tuesday morning, a m&n uamed JHOIPS .\lsbnry, employed by the sauitary authority, was charge i with using seditious language and threatening to shoot the Prince of Wales. The prisoner was at an in i). and, in the presence of several respectable person^ threatened to blew his brains out aud to shoot him," referring to the Prince of Wales. A witness gavt inform.to the police, and steps were taken to lock the prisoner up on the day of the Prince's veat He now cried and s^id he did not know what he .-aid, owing to an injury to his head. itnes.se>; stated that he was quite sober and aware of whitt ho wad saying, otherwise thav would ha »e taken 110 notice. The pr^oner hoped to be let off for the sake of his wife. a\id two babies. The magistrates said he appeared to be a weak- minded person who had uttered the foolish threat without a:;y meaning. They bound him over in his own recognisances to keep the pence for six months. 'n n
ACTIOS AGAINST A CLERGYMAN FOR SEDUCTI11X. the Stafford assizes on "Wediics lay, before Baron Pollock and a special jury, the ease of White v.Wulet came on. Tiiis was an action by a boilermafeev a4, West liroinwich airai stthe' Rev F. Willet, vicar of that parish, for dam- ages sustained by the plaintiff owine" > the seduction of big daughter Marin, ageVi It was alleged that the girl having been ie ought under the inhoenee of the defendant, who was a member of the Society of the Holv Cross, and used the book called The Pric.stin absolu- tion, he had ta--h.cn adva.ufa.ge of his "nosition of confessor and seduced her. and that she was confined of a child in Aurít. JSii. It was stated that the ofFence tc!ok placr i:1 tl. library at his own house. At the end of rue girl's cross-examination, the jury intimated their disbelief of her statement, and the case was withdrawn.
SHOCKING MURDER OF A CHILD BY HKR FATHER On Saturday a horrible murder took place at a lime pit close to Farnham in Surrey. The murderer, who*; name is Obod TTsber, is a pen- sioner 01 the army service corps, and was dis- charged from Isetly four years ago. He is a na- tive of Shambrook, 121 Bedfordshire, and has been employed as a lime burner for Mr Duke, builder, about twelve months. Jt seems the poor child, who was a pretty, v^;i-grown girl about twelve, was sent with some^jood a.id beer for her father tc the lime pit 011 Saturday mor- ning. Usber tested the beer but did not like it, and requested the child to get some more, which she refused to do. This so exasperated him that he took up a. hrgc sledge hammer head about nine inches Jung and weighing about ten pounds, and which had no handle in it, and beat the child in tbf brutal manner. He then left her in the pit for dead, and told an officer of the Surrey constabulary of the occurrence. The officer, who found the child laying quite unconscious on the ground, iinmc.li.ih TY pro- cured sifitnnCf), a ad the child v as removed to the union workhouse. She lay moaning fearfully in an insensible condition "until Qight o'clock on Snuday mot aing, when she expired. Usher had received his pay a few davs since, and it is thought he had drank very hoavdy.
_n- Mr Joseph Wilkinson, barrister, ha- n ap- pointed stipendiary of Salford, in the phi, of Sir John lies Maateil, who has remove 'o the Manchester division of the county. ATROCIOUS OVTRACH AT ST. -t the St. Helens Petty Sessions,Wednesday,tin colliers named Heaney, Kay, and Cross," were charged with having committed a criminal a.^uiilt upon a married woman named Margaret Jane Larkin. The prosecutrix, who i, an elderly woman, was wanting along Peasley Gross-lane, and was met by the threu prisoners and at once knocked down and criminally assaulted bv ail of them. The prisoners were remanded until Friday. ALLEGED LIHEI. -Al the Dub- lin 1 once Con it, \V cdnesday, a summons was grantee,, at the suit oi the manager of the Govern- nlE'llt printing office, against the proprietor of baitn&ers s Irish to show cause why a criminal miomiatioa should not be granted Sgainst aim for a libel, charging the complainant with coiinpily supplying the Freetna-tfs Journal with two official documents in advance of the vi. her Dublin papers. The JSkamincr mentions a rumour that a vigilance committee has been formed among- the members of several clubs for the purpose of repressing by energetic measures any slander concerning them or their relatives which may appear in allY of the so-called society papers. They consider that pne Transatlantic importation calls for thi' ,ther. 'and that our personalitiesaienot I" Judge Lynch to temper them. PAKLiAMF.vf.ui« Rsi oRTixo.-—The comuiittee on parliamentary reporting sat on Monday. The speaker ilou-.e ot Commons e.vamined, and stated that Ue did not approve of official repoiih of ix) 11 i v debates, nor did ':1 think sucn reports would renerally be very Ian, iv read. Unaer the present system newspaper reports upon euD.iect* ot local interest,, particalarly Scotch 'and Irwi matters, were wanting in eotnpletcm* He had had several communications from provincial papers wh<i?desired to be admitted to the reporters' ga^ery, which lor many ye«rs past had been fully occupied. He would suggest that there should be a seat provided for a Scotch reporter, and one for an Irish reporter, t'ho gallery,- as it at present existed, would sceo-nnodate these men. !f :ny arrangements Jer purpose of agreement were agreed to, he would suggest that summary writers ci sack seats. Mr Sttl^-r, acting paitner in the tir-n of Messrs tturnev and Co., short-hand -writers, was also examined, and the committee adjourned.