I POETRY. [ TRUE HEROISM. When troubles come, we find some vague relief 10 self condoling but it sure is weak To pitv thus ourselves, and nurse our griefs; •Xwere best to hush them np, and let them sleep. In this world's bivouac, grand and sublime. The man who for self-pity can find time Should contemplate the many who walk this earth, Bearing within their hearts griefs which had birth. In disappointed hopes, desires unsatisfied, in seeing others grasp things to them denied In repeated struggles for the higher inner life; In holy efforts to still their soul's sad strife. In lonely watchings by the bed of pain, Where some dear loved one, perhaps long has lain In long night-vigils by some quiet grave, Bidding the aching heart be stout and brave. n'pr life's rough path, they humbly take their way, Thinking ever of the words, watch and pray ifiiid self forgetful, patient, gentle, true Doing the work which God meant them to do. These are true heroes, who can lay aside Fich hope of future greatness, to them denied Turning away into life's common stream, And in honest labour losing each vain dream. FRANK. I
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. In Saturday's sitting of the Trench National Assembly there was a discussion on the refractory spirit manifested in several districts with reference to the payment of the salaries of ecclesiastics preaching in the communal schools. A motion ex- pressing confidence in the firmness of the minister of the interior was carried by 426 votes against 1W. SPAIN. A report comes from Madrid to the effect that Slarslial Serrane has announced his firm intention to retire into private life.—The Carlist bands are still causing much trouble in Spain. The Govern- ment is reported to be showing great energy in their purtuit. ITALY. I A telegram from Rome states that, in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, on Saturday, the minister of ifnauce announced that the receipts into the treasury in 1872 amounted to 1296 millions of lire, and the expenditure to 1367 millions. RUSSIA. I It is stated that Count Scboavaleff, the Czar's confidential envoy, has failed in his mission to this country, ai d that he returns to St. Petersburg with the conviction that, if Russia annexes Khiva, England will take measures to secure the Afghan frontier from attack.— The Brussels correspondent of the Telegraph states "on authority of an or- dinary character" that Count Schouvaleff has con- vinced the British Government that the perfectly honest intention of Russia in pushing General Kaufmann's columns into Khiva is simply and solely to avenge her military honour in the Khan- ate, and then to withdraw. The correspondent adds—" At the same time, I will not venture to say that the envoy has been left unaware of the decided course which England might feel bound to take in the sufficiently possible event of the Russians being unable or unwilling to fulfil their asssuiances of withdrawal after inflicting exemplary chastise- ment of the Khivans." AMERICA. The United States is engaged in a little war. Iheenemyis atribe of Modoc Indians. TheAmericaia Government has allotted this tribe a tract of land in Oregon and their reservation, and hunting to a settled life. The American troops are trying to drive the Indians into a reserved territory, but the task appears too difficult for the force which has undertaken it. A New York telegram states that a detachment of regulars and volunteers, after trying for a whole day, to take a position in which a party of Modocs was entrenched, had to retire with a loss of forty killed and wounded.—President Grant has ordered that no officers in the United States army shall hold state offices. AUSTRALIA. I The Education Act recently passed by the Victoria Legislature is operating very successfully. The telegram from Melbourne which announces this fact also states that the banks there have re- duced their minimum rate of discount to 3 per cent. CHINA. I The Daily News correspondent in China sends a letter, upon the Audience Question, now exciting some attention at Poking. The letter also draws atteution to the utter ignorance of Europe which prevails among the Chinese, and to the deplorable results it produced at Tientsin in 1870. The missionaries find this the greatest obstacle in their path, and are making an effort to remove it by publishing a magazine in Chinese containing infor- mation respecting some of the great material achievements of Western civilsation. A telegram from Algeria announces that the court-martial on the persons implicated in the Palestro massacres has resulted in eight being sentenced to death, 23 to transportation to a fort- ress, twelve to penal servitude, one to solitary COLfinement, and one to simple imprisonment. A new railway, 111 miles long, from Adrianople to Phillipopel, in Turkey, was opened on Mon- day.
CUKIOSITIES OF THE CUSTOMS. The Financial Reform Almanack for 1873 pub- lishes some curious information compiled from a return of the total cost of the customs establish- ments in London and the outports during 1870, famished to Parliament last year. It appaars that while the collection in Greenock-amounting to fl,095,180-cost only £ 12,695, or £ 1 3s. 2d. per cent., the collection of 210,017,758 in London cost 9355,938, or f3 lis. per cent., and the collection of L2,723,390 in Liverpool cost £ 114,332, or JE4 3s. lid. per cent. When we come to the smaller ports the discrepancies are even more re- markable. At Aberdeen the collection of 277,000 odd coht £4 49. per cent., whilst the collection of 1.88,000 odd at Chester cost only £14s. 8d. per eent, At Southampton the cost of collection was fl3 8s. 8d. per cent.; at Cardiff, 255 S. 21cl. at Swansea, JE65 8s. Sid.; and at Hartlepool, 1100 17s. 21. the amount collected being £ 5583. the cost of collection was C5631, showing a dead loss to the country on that transaction of 248. A sum which collected only JE5000 odd at Hartlepool was sufficient to collect £ 90,000 at Grimsby, and little more than twice the sum collected over a milliou at Greenock. But more remarkable facts remain. At Aberystwyth 9805 was spent and nothing was collected. At Milford jE4 was collected at a cost of no less than E1340 17s. 4d., or more than 33,000 per cent; whilst at Beaumaris the magnificent total of 22 was the sole return for an expenditure of £1125, or only 56,000 per cent. In 36 towns the total amount collected was only f,11,567, and the cost £ 26,843, or a dead loss to the revenue of L84 5s. 5d. on every R,100 collected. The Gazette contains the royal warrant for the establishment of a naval college at Greenwich. Sergeant Cole, who is charged with stealing LEI,800 from the Marine Barracks at Walmer, committed suicide oa Tuesday in Sandwich gaol. Mr W. H. Moraran, of Liverpool, charged with embezzling £ 7,000., who was arrested in New York, arrived on Tuesday, at Liverpool in cus- tody. A man named Septimus Maugham died the other day in the Sheffield workhouse, from the effects of a bite on the thumb, received during a fight with another man. The Rev. Vyvyan H. Moyle, vicar of Eston, was again brought up before the Middlesborough magis- trates on Tuesday charged with forgery, and was committed for trial at the next York assizes. We understand that Miss Hill, a daughter of the late Sir George Hill, Baronet, is about to issue, in a cheap form, some very clever and spirited sketches and verses entitled Passages in the Life of Blue Beard, and that they will be published by Dean and Son, of Ludgate Hill. The Queen has been pleased to appoint Major John Buckley on the foundation of the Knights of 'Windsor. Msior Buckley, formerly captain of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, was for many years Barrack-master at Chatham Garrison. He had been upwards of 52 years in the army. The Dublin Chamber of Commerce have ap- pointed ten members of their body to join ten mem- bers of the Corporation as a committee to examine the bill for transferring the powers and works of the Alliance Gas Compsny to the Town Council. They were directed to tarnish separate reports. A. rumour of a risit of the Prince of Wales to Ireland is circulated in Dublin. Mr Cole, Q C., hwiasned his formal address as Meepted Liberal candidate for Falmouth. A circular has been issued to the shareholders of the Great Southern Railway of Ireland, inviting them to sign consent to dispose of their shares in the company at 25 per ceiit. over the market price. This proceeding has been adopted to afford ground to the Government to consider the purchase ques- tion, which has been so vigorously advanced by Lord Claurictzde,,
I METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. IAS OBSERVED IN THE GARDENS, WYNNSTAY9 BHUABON, NORTH WALES. Barometer Mercury Thermometers Mercury and Spirit, Fahrenheit's scale. Raingauge, self registering: Funnel 12 inches diameter, three feet from ground. Altitude 484 feet above sea level. Readings taken four times daily. 1872. Thermometers. Barometers. Aspect of Atmosphere. Wind. Rain. .I I 3 S3 .3 .S .a 0.0. S o.a a ?S" Ra:nfa!lobservd 3 a tdS by Mr Goodacre -? M .3 S S ?.d ??? ?i 5c g j§ 4 oW :3 P- the Gardens Months. « -a S H .§? ?a?? d g? theGardens, ? ? ? ?c? S ??-?s S? -g ? aS s Sa ? ? g: § S J ? ? ? S-So<d -?S='"m moBbyMrGoodacre S ° ?- riS °??.S J? ?1 3 Brynkinftlt. § I °fig S 1—1 Sdj c !«°1 a S i s g ? J ? ? M M f•sI2P _S>>>.22 2 g 2o"c Brynkinal1t,. a • ? s s a???s ?M?S?MM????'& Uwass N S I i 2 g S 3 g 3 s §'S?. ° ° ° ° Inch's Inch's Da?s Da's Da's Da's Da' Da's!Da's Dn'sD?sDa's D?tes. Inches. Inch's Inch's Inch's FnWs Tuelis m\ .January. 42.2:3 32.19 36.05 37.25 36.93 3S 39 29.0 1.7 20 10 21 13 10 3 5 27 5&19 0.59-0.86 5.39 2.37 4.36 2.63 1 00 2 5.20 inches. February 47.25 35.13 35.13 40.24 39.43 40 42 29.2 0.9 12 12 17 1 6 5 23 1 27 5-24 0 « 54 4.21 2.77 2.93 2.85 2 80 March 48.18 32.30 30.06 41.21 39.43 41 43 29.2 1.0 17 16 15 1 1 13 8 7 3 25 28-21 028-057 3.60 2.55 22? 3.67 2.06 ? April 53.26 32.21 36.18 45.01 41.66 45 46 29.5 1.4 20 19 11 1 2 11 16 1 2 17 2-22 083-086 416 251 1.69 1.01 2.44 ? ? ? ? May 56.23 39.12 45.06 50.02 47.60 48 50 29.4 1.1 8 22 9 1 3 10 11 4 6 26 16-23 0.26-0 35 2.67 1.75 5.74 2.16 2 29 3 3 4?0 June 68.17 5<U1 58,25 61.27 59.20 56 62 29.4 1.1 17 13 6 16 8 3 3 25 20-25 0 51-0 6 5 73 041 099 0.?l 3.21 2 41 Ju!y 73.13 51.06 60.26 68.08 6313 61 61 29.5 0.5 25 6 6 ]4 2 2 13 17 8-14 151-1'02 5.59 1.49 1.15 0.64 4.68 ? ?H'? ? August 69.05 48.20 54.20 64-09 58.88 59 61 29.5 0.8 25 6 1 16 3 2 10 18 2- 6 065-0 &3 3.22 3.07 1.44 2.70 1.68 ? ? September. 62.19 47-03 51.05 59.15 54.85 &3 55 29.3 0.9 2 20 10 2 1 13 1 12 4 26 2-10 092?56 534 3.11 551 232 5.00 ? ? ￼ October 51.21 37.11 40.25 44.24 43.20 46 47 29.2 1.2 7 19 12 1 1 16 3 6 6 30 11-21 1 32^087 8 17 2 67 2 78 6 30 6'? ? November 46.06 35.13 39.20 41.05 40.35 40 41 29.5 1.6 14 10 20 2 12 3 7 8 25 23-27 OWi-0 73 675 2 15 3 48 3 75 1 56 ? ? §? :50 December 43.04 33.26 39.09 39.10 38.62 39 40 29.1 1.2 8 9 21 1 2 12 5 4 10 27 17-29 1 21-0!86 5.61 t.05 4.76 2 75 S 2 3 If Yearly Means. 55.0C 39.40 44.23 49.24 46.9447.249.2 29.3 1.1 118 204 16r??l5r935r7r29024l796?4433.93 37.06 ?49' jS" (&60 REMABKS.—The above table will give an ap- proximate idea of the values of the various meteorological observations taken in this part of North Wales. As will be seen, we have been over- shadowed with one continuous pale of cloud land and, although the sun appeared 204 times, per- haps 30 days would cover the time he was in view for the twelve months; The highest temperature in the shade occurred on July 21st. reaching 87 Fah. The lowest temperature, 22 Fah., occurred on December 5th. The volume of electricity in the atmosphere during the months of June and July was excessive, sometimes making respiration difficult. The excessive saturation of the atmos- phere has given an extremely light atmospheric pressure complete, saturation often occurring. Late frosts in the third week of May killed all blossom, and tender vegetation continuing on four successive nights, the max. frost being six degs. Early frost of six degs. severity took place on October 15tb, killing all tender vegetation, hasten- ing the leaf fall, which was rapid and of short duration. The third week in August gave the only good harvest weather in the whole season. Splendid displays of aurora borealis of bright red, purple, and yellow colours, occurred on February 4th, travelling from south to north. The greatest fall of snow, six inches, occurred April 12th. Swallows and cuckoo arrived on the 18th April. A beautiful rain of meteors occurred in November, lasting from the dusk of the 27th to the dawn of the 28th. Strong hurricanes of wind occurred in October and December, doing immense damage to fine oak and other trees, &c.; some of the gales travelling at the rate of 60 miles per hour. The average anemometer for the year being 11 miles per hour. The effect of this unusual weather has been very trying to animal and vegetable pro- ducts, and much loss to the farm and garden has been the result. LP, MIDDLETON. I
There were masses for the repose of the soul of the Emperor Napoleon in the Paris churches on Wednesday. The death is announced of Mr J. B. Bergne, for many years head of the treaty department of the Foreign Office. Boston wants to become a great city by annex- ing all its suburbs and the outlying villages, and consolidating them all under one municipal govern- ment. Coal is scarce at the Antipodes as well as at home. A telegram from Melbourne states that the colliers were on strike, and that vessels were lying idle in the harbour for want of cargoes and fuel. The statement that the Prinee and Princess Christian contemplate goirg abroad for a time is authoritatively contradicted. Their Royal High- nesses have no intention whatever of leaving Esgland. The ship Golden Hiad was wrecked on the Patagonian coast last June. Fourteen of her crew spent 48 days in two open boats in the Straits of Magellan, and were compelled to eat the bodies of five of their companions who died of privation and exposure. The revenue returns from the 1st April 181 to the 18th January 1873 show an increase on receipts of £1,975,613 and a decrease on expendi- ture of £1,053,881, as compared with the corres- ponding period in the previous financial year. The balances show an increase of £ 1,480,766. A singular notice was issued some time ago by the Government of Guatemala, of which an an- nouncement is made in last night's London Gazette. It is to the effect that the importation of breach-loading firearms and fulminating pow- ders and cartridge cases for the same had been prohibited. An inquest was held on Monday afternoon at Preston on the body of a little girl named Alice Holmes (6), who lived with her parents in St. George's-street. It appeared that whilst the mother was out the child got on fire, and was running up and down the street in flames. They were soon put out, and medical assistance was soon in attendance, but the little unfortunate died soon afterwards. Verdict, Accidental death." Between seven and eight on Monday evening, as Lady Holland and party were at dinner at St. Anne's-hill House, Chertsey, some thieves entered her ladyship's boudoir, and stole a very large quantity of jewellery, French money, and oth-r articles. The thieves must have been secreted in the house before the robbery, as the doors were found bolted inside after they had made their escape. They got away by means of the balcony. The London police are upon the scent. ALABHING PANIC IN A CHAPEL.—An immense crowd assembled on Sunday evening in Tottenham- court-road Chapel, London, to hear the Rev. Ll. Bevan discourse upon Napoleon III. When the minister had proceeded some way with his subject, an attendant endeavoured to improve the reptila- tion of the building by opening a window in the lantern in the centre of the roof, which resulted in the sash falling upon the heads of the people below. The congregation at once rose to their feet, and here, with the crashing of glass, the splintering of wood, and the shrieks of women, were all the materials at hand for a serious panic but a few well-chosen words from the minister and some other persons present succeeded in allayiDg the alarm, and after a short interval quiet was restored and the sermon proceeded.
I PAUPERISM IN WALES. A valuable and exhaustive 4statiatical statement of the pauperism and expenditure of the several unions in North and South Wales and Monmouth- shire, for the years 1871-2, and a report thereon, by Mr Andiew Doyle, the efficient inspector for the district, have recently been issued, and, through the clerks of the unions, submitted to the guardians. Mr Doyle, who has studied the question thoroughly both at home and in Prussia-the Rhenish towns —is well acquainted with every detail, and, like the skilful man of science, is able to diagonise the disease truly. In this report he says that, although there are unions in which the law would appear to be fairly well administered, yet he regrets he cannot congratulate the guardians or the ratepayers of his district upon the general result which the statistical statement discloses. While the average pauperism of England and Wales is only 4'3 per cent. on the population, the pauperism of Wales and Monmouthshire is 5'7. The pauperism of individual unions in this district varies from 3-2 (Aber- gavenny Union), the lowest, to 10-8 (Anglesey Union), the highest. The proportion of in.door to out-door pauperism varies from 1*23 (Aberayron Union), the lowest, to 15'06 (Chepstow Union), the highest. The rate in the pound of in-maintenance and out-relief on the rateable value of property varies from 7td (Hawar- den Union), the lowest, to 3s 2fd (Anglesey Union), the highest. The cost per head per week of the in-door poor varies from 2s 5id (Cardigan Union), the lowest, to 4s 9id (Gower Union), the highest. It is obvious from this statement that very great diversity must exist in the principle in which the Poor Law is administered in the several unions. The diversity is surprising if we only take the unions of North Wales-those in the counties of Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery—for example. The rate in the pound of in-maintenance and out relief on the rateable value of property is in the Anglesey Union (as already stated) 3s 2fd, Holyhead Union 2s 6Jd, Bangor and Beaumaris Union Is Hid, Carnarvon Union 2s lid, Conway Union Is Sid, Pwllheli Union 38 Old, Llanrwst Union 2s 4d, Ruthin Union Is 2rt, Wrexham Union Is Id, St. Asaph Union Is 5i, Hawarden Union 71d, Holywell Union Is 8J, Bala Union Is 4fd, Corwen Union Is lid, Dolgelley Union 2s 3d, Festiniog Union 2s 9fd, Machynlleth Union 2s Old, Newtown and Llanidloes Is 7d. The average stands thus:- Anglesey 2s lOid, Carnarvonshire 2s Ojd; Den- bighshire Is 31d, Flintshire Is 4!d, Merionethshire Is llfd, Montgomeryshire Is 9id. Then the rate per cent. of the pauperism on the population of 1871 stands thu8: Unions, Anglesey 10'8, Holy- head 8-3, Bangor and Beaumaris 6-8, Carnarvon 6.0, Conway 7'4, Pwllheli 8-5, Llanrwst 7-9, Ruthin 6-7, Wrexham 4-7, St. Asaph 7 2, Hawar- den 3 4, Holywell 6-4, Bala 5 7, Corwen 4-2, Dolgelley 7-3, Festiniog 6*0, Machynlleth 6-8,1 Newtown and Llanidloes, 7 0. Rhayadr Union, in South Wales, nearly comes up to the percentage of the Anglesey Union, namely it is 9-3. Lowness of wages and dearth of work may be suggested to account for the high percentage shown inau-lesey; but it is distressing to think that in the Anglesey Union there :should be ten persons out of every hundred of the population relieved at the expense of the rates. The proportion ef the relief upon the rateable value is explainable on the ground that some unions are fortunate in having railways and other public works to rate at a good valuation. This is the case of the Conway Union, after the recent advance of the assessment on the lines of railway passing through that union. The problem remains, how to reduce panperism ? Mr Doyle is a firm advocate of the workhouse test. The statement from which we have gleaned the above information, in comparing the unions, shows great disproportion between out-door and in-door relief in Mr Doyle's district. Notwithstanding that, Mr Doyle goes on to observe- There is no part of the kingdom in which the applica- tion of in-door relief as a test of destitution has. been attended with more signal advantage than in certain unions in the Principality. I would refer in illustration to some ef the most recent cases of which I have had experience. In the Holyhead Union there were 97 mothers of illegitimate children, with 109 children, receiving relief to the amount of X218 during the half- year ended Michaelmas, 1869, when the union was without a workhouse. In the corresponding half-year in 1870. immediately after the workhouse was onened- not a single case was relieved on account of bastardy. On the 1st of July, 1869, there were 2,377 paupers in receipt of relief on the 1st of July, 1870, after the workhouse was opened, the nwiber was 1,807; it was reduced on 1st January, 1871, to 1767, on 1st July, 1871, to 1,699, and on 1st January, 1872, to 1,561. The ex- penditure on account of out-relief was, for the half-year ended Michaelmas, 1869, £ 5,068 19s 6d; the expenditure in in-maintenance and out-relief during the half-year ended Michaelmas, 1870, after the workhouse was opened, was reduced to X4,379 8s 6d; it was further reduced in the half-year ended Lady Day, 1871, to zC4,277 10s 2d; in the half-year ended Michaelmas, 1871, to X4,168 5s 6d and in the half-year ended Lady Day, 1872, to X4,014 6s 5d. The number of paupers receiving out-relief in the Hawarden Union in the first week of T..arly Rfty Iialf-ynar, 1871, wao 081, tobo oui roliof for t.h.t week being £2:i 14s. In consequence of an addition having been made to the union, the number of out-door paupers in the corresponding week in 1872 had risen to 455, and the out-relief to zC33 Is. As the workhonse test is strictly carried out in this union, the number of out-door paupers in the corresponding week in 1873 was reduced to 297, and the out-relief to £29 5s 6d. Not- withstanding the great reduction in the number of out-door poor, and in the amount of weekly relief, it may be observed that there was at the same time a decrease in the number of in-door poor, the number being in the first week of Lady Day half-year, 1871, 54; 1872, 54; and 1873, 41.
Two of the servants of the Clare Club, Ennis, were killed by the explosion of a kitchen boiler on Tuesday. Four persons, the occupants of a small house at Cradley Heath, near Birmingham, have been found dead. The had made a fire of coke in an ill-ventilated room, and were suffjeated by the flames. MABK TWAIN ON SANDWICH ISLAND GOVERN- MENT.—In a letter to the New York Tribune, Mark Twain says-" Having explained who the 3,000 whites are, and -what sort of people the 50,000 natives are, I will now shovel in some information as to how this toy realm, with its toy population, is governed. By a constable and six policemen ? By a justice of the peace and a j ury ? By a mayor and a board of aldetmen ? Oh, no. But by a king-and a Parliament-and a Ministry—and a Privy Council-and a standing army (200 soldiers) —and a navy (steam ferryboat and a raft) —and a grand bench of supreme justice—and a lord high sheriff en each island. That is the way it is done. It is like propelling a sardine dish with the Great Eastern'.q machineiy." SIGNS OF DEATH.—The Academy of Sciences of Paris, in 1870, offered a prize of 20,000 francs for some simple and positive signs of death which any non-professional person could understand and apply. The most practical and satisfactory one given is mentioned in a late number of Virchow's Archiv. It depends upon the fact that, no matter how profound the syncope or how death-like the person may appear, if the circulation continues, however feebly, the person is not dead. All that is necessary, therefore, is to tie a string firmly round the finger of the supposed corpse; if the blood circulate in the least, the whole finger, from the string to the tip, will swell and generally turn a blush red. This test is exceedingly simple and conclusive. KICKING A WOMAN'S -EYE OUT.-At the Sheffield Town Hall, on Tuesday, James Kelly, a hawker, no home, was charged with assaulting Eliza Bradshaw. Prosecutrix said that she was the wife of a grinder, but she had been separated from her husband nine years. She had cohabited with the prisoner for the last two years, and for the past few nights they bad been lodging together in Water- lane. On Monday night she found the prisoner drunk in the Ship Inn, Water-lane. He had pledged his boots and was spending the money. She urged him to go home, whereupon he kicked her and encouraged some of the company to ill- her. When he went home he ill-used her again. In the morning he got up and asked her for some money, and when she refused to let him have any he knocked her down and kicked het eye out, and left her for dead." The prisoner was remanded for a week. PAGANS BEHIND THE SCENES.—A Paris corres- pondent writes:—The Japanese Ambassadors, who are travelling through Europe in order to study the refined civilisation of modern society, were present on Sanday last at the performance of Robert le Diable, the libretto of which is, as it ever was, as unintelligible to Frenchmen as it must have been to the Japanese. But it was desired to offer a politeness to our Eastern visitors, which is not extended to others, and during the interval which precedes the ballet they were taken behind the scenes, where they were enabled to make a close investigation of European civilisation, and to observes what goes on behind the curtain. There they found themselves amid a crowd of ladies and girls with cheeks painted with pink, arms and shoulders with white, the corners of the eyes and the eyebrows with black, the lips and ears, with carmine, the hair with yellow, with feet imprisoned in instruments of torture of white satin, their bodies covered with a silken web and a morsel of gause, and their arms, necks, and heads with copper ornaments and artificial gems. All these ladies, who hold that all Orientals must be possessors of incalculable wealth, offered their smiles as gracefully as their painted faces would permit. The Japanese withdrew, filled with admira- tion at the marvels they bad been permitted' to witness.
I DEATHS OF PUBLIC MEN. There seems to be a great mortality among our public men at present. The New Year had only just arrived when the world was startled by the death of Napoleon, and now it is our painful duty to record the death of other eminent men who in political world, or in the world of letters, or in other ways have distinguished themselves. And fifst we have to note the decease of LORD LYTTON, the distinguished novelist, poet, orator, and states- man, who died on Saturday afternoon at his winter residence, Argyle Lodge, Torquay, of acute imflam- mation of the ear. Up to very recently Lord Lytton had enjoyed unusually good health, and had been occupied in revising the proof sheets of Kenelm Chillingley," the last of which were only sent to town the other day; indeed, letters werll reoeived in town on Saturday morning from his lordship, written by himself. The Right Hon. Sir Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer, D.C.L., was the third and youngest son of the late General Ba!wer, of Heydon Hall, Norfolk, and of Elizabeth Barbara, the only daughter and heiress of Bichard Warburton LytteD, of Knebworth, Herts. Losing his father in his infancy, he was educated for some years at home by his mother, and a few years having been passed at private schools, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, whence he went to Trinity Hall, where he graduated B.A. in 1826, and M.A. in 1835. Both Oxford and Cambridge subsequently conferred on him the honorary degree of D.C.L. During his university life, poetry, oratory, and general reading are said to have occupied his attention rather than the traditional studies of the place. Though he did not take high honours at the university, he distinguished himself as a debater, and in 1825 he was awarded the Chancellor's prize medal for his poem in English on Sculpture." It was five years previously, however, that he made his debut as an author— viz., in 1820, in his sixteenth year; but "Ishmael, and Oriental. Tale," though printed, was not pub- lished. Immediately after leaving Cambridge he began that splendid career in literature which has rendered his name immortal. Everyone is of course familiar with Bulwer-Lytton's" novels, which have found a permanent place in our libraries, and will ever be considered as standard works. When he died, he had only just completed his latest work Kenelm Chillingley," which will now have a double interest. The late lerd was also the author of numerous criticisms and essays in the magazines and quarterlies he edited for some time the New Monthly Magazine and the Monthly Chronicle. He was twice elected lord rector of Glasgow University, and filled other eminent offices by virtue of his literary celebrity. Referring to Lord Lytton, an able critic ssye-" While ranking amongst the most popular authors in Britain since Scott, he is perhaps, of recent English writers, the one whose works are best known on the continent. His novels are read, or translated, not only in France, Germany, &c., but in the remote parts of Hungary; while in America he is as popular as with us. Turning to his political life, it was in 1831 that the deceased peer, then Mr Bulwer," first entered Parliament as member for St. Ives, serving in the Liberal ranks. Next year he was returned to the reformed Parliament as member for Lincoln, and held the seat until 1841. It was during the earlier portion of his connection with this city that he published, in the interests of Liberalism, his celebrated pamphlet "The Crisis," of which no fewer than 20 editions were rapidly exhausted and so great was the influence it exerted at the time that Lord Melbourne's attention was drawn to the brilliant writer, and he was offered, but declined, a place in his government. In 1838, on the coronation of the Queen, Mr Balwer and Mr Herschell were chosen as the representatives of literature and science for the honour of knighthood. By the death of his mother in 1843, he became possessor of Knebworth and other valuable estates, and in conformity with the conditions of the will he assumed her name of Lytton. Reverting to his connection with Lincoln, he appears to have lost his seat (after the return of Sir Robert Peel to power in 1841) through being not enough of a free trader for the advanced Liberals, and not enough of a protectionist for the 'agriculturalists. As an adherent of the Whig party during the period of his first parliamentary experience, he took a strong interest in and spoke often and with great effect on various Liberal measures, especially on questions affecting the free diffusion of knowledge, and also on slavery. For an interval of ten years he ab. stained altogether from politics, and was able to devote himself to his darling pursuits. But becom- ing again ambitions for parliamentary distinction, he came forward in 1852, and was elected as mem- hor for Hertfordshire, in which Knebworth is situated. He now ranged himRt-If nntia r the IDMIOV ship of Lord Derby, and held a prominent position in the Conservative ranks. During Earl Derby's second administration Sir Bulwer Lytton was re- warded by a seat in the Cabinet with the appoint- ment of Secretary of S ate for the Colonies. He was only a year in office-retiring with his col- leagues in 1859-but in that time he abolished the monopoly involved in the license of the Hudson's Bay Company, called into existence the noble colony of British Columbia, and removed the dis- contents and developed the reconrees of the mag- nificent district now called Queensland, by raising it into a colony separate from Sydney. In Lord Derby's third administration, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton was raised to the peerage as Baron Lytton, of Kuebwortb, and the honour was universally felt to be a tribute justly due to his talents. As a parliamentary speaker he is held to have been one of the most finished orators of his day, and was always sure to command the most respectful atten- tion. He never spoke in the house of Lords, and was seldom present. He married in 1827 Rosina, daughter of the late Francis Massey Wheeler, Esq., of Lizzard Conell, county of Limerick; and his only son by this, marriage, Edward Robert Balwer Lytton, who is best known by his nom de plume of Owen Meredith," as already greatly distinguished himself as a poet.
MR GRAVES, M.P., I The popular senior member for Liverpool Mr S. R. Graves, died suddenly on Saturday morning in London, of disease of the heart. The circumstances attending his decease are of the most melancholy character. Mr Graves came to London from Liverpool on Thursday, the principal part of his mission being to make arrangements for a town residence for himself, Mrs Graves, and Miss Graves during the ensuing session of Parliament. His old residence at Cleveland-terrace, where he has for some time taken up his abode when in the metropolis, changed hands about three weeks or a month ago, and it therefore became necessary for him to obtain accomodation elsewhere. He was to all appearance in good health on Friday, and in the evening, at half-past six o'clock, was at the Carlton Club, of which he was a member, and conversed with several gentlemen, who saw nothing to lead them to suppose that he was anything but quite well. He afterwards visited the Conservative Club, of which he was a member, and there also he appeared to be in good health and spirits. The same evening he dined at the Duke of Sutherland's, and after partaking of his lordship's hospitality, and joining in the convivialities of the evening, he drove to where he was staying-the Euston Hotel. Here he arrived about a quarter to two o'clock in the morning. Knowing that an intimate friend from Liverpool—Mr James Beazley, merchant-was staying at the hotel, he wrote a note asking tljat gentleman to breakfast with him in the morning, and after giving the note to the hall porter to hand to Mr Beazley he retired to rest. When he got to the hotel from the Duke of Sutherland's he seemed te be in good health, and was remarkably cheerful. He had not, however, been in bed for more than an hoar, when the bell of his room was heard to ring, and on the night porter going to his bedroom, he found him out of bed in his night- dress, evidently very ill, and suffering very much and, telling the porter that he was going to die, he desired him at once to call Mr Beazley. The porter went to that gentleman's room. Mr Beazley was promptly in attendance, and ordered a doctor to be sent for, in the meantime, before the doctor's arrival, giving Mr Graves a little brandy, which, it was hoped, would relieve him. The doctor attended, and went back to his surgery for some medicine. During the doctor's absence Mr Graves told Mr Beazley that he felt a great deal better, but he had hardly uttered the words when Mr Beazley heard the death-rattle in his throat, and immediately Mr Graves threw himself back upon the pillow of the bed, and almost instantly expired. The loss of Mr Graves is much felt in Liverpool, and the announcement of his sudden disease was deeply regretted throughout the town. Mr Graves had only very recently returned from visiting several plaoes in the south of France, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, and he had determined on a visit to Algeria but finding he had not time to carry out that part of his programme on account of being wishful to make his arrange- ments in London and to be in his place in Parlia- ment when the session opened, he had to forego his intended visit to that country. Mr Graves was a native of the south of Ireland, where his family had long been known and much respected. He was the second son of William Graves, Esq., of New Ross, a magistrate, by Sarah, daughter of Samuel Elly, Esq., of the Walks, county of Wex- ford. He was born at Blackwell Lodge, county Kilkenny, in 1818 be married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Haughton, Esq., of Carlow. He first entered the House of Commons in 1865 as the Conservative member for Liverpool, and applied himself so energetically in his parliamentry duties that he had risen very steadily in the epinion of the house and of the public. He never addressed the House of Commons unless he had something worth saying, had carefully studied a question, and could contribute something some practical infor- mation or criticisms upon the subject under dis- cussion. Brilliant or showy oratory was quite out of his line. He made no pretensions to oratory bat he always expressed himself forcibly and clearly, and while his speeches showed signs of a sober and accurate j udgement, they derived additional weight because they were evidently the result of industrious research and profound conviction. His suggestions for the better meaning of the navy, and for turn- ing the mercantile marine to account in the na- tional defence, were acknowledged by Mr Goschen to possess much practical value. To Mr Graves we are also indebted for by far the most thorough and able address delivered on the subject of postal reform and it is to his exertions that we chiefly owe the halfpenny posstage. His sudden death makes a gap in the House of Commons which no mere politician, however able, can fill; and those who can reccgnise merit in both parties will long regret the loss of a man so moderate, so unpretentious, and so eminently useful in public life. Mr Graves was honoured with a public funeral on Wednesday. Tue interment took place at Toxteth Park Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Haughton, of Dublin University, and brother-in-law of the deceased, read the burial service, and delivered an impressive address at the grave. The faneral was attended by an immense assembly, including repre- sentatives of all the principal local bodies in the town. About 300 vehicles followed the hearse.
THE HON. AND REV. BAPTIST NOEL. The Hon. and R v. Baptist Wriothesley Noel died on Sunday afternoon, aged 73. Men of the Time" says —" The Hon. and Rev. Baptist Wriothesley Noel, M.A., younger son of Sir Gerard Noel-Noel, Bart., by the Baronesj Barham, and brother of the Earl of Gainsborough,' was born in 1799, and educated at Trinity College, Cam- bridge. He was one of the chaplains to the Qaeen, and for many years occupied the pulpit of St. John's Chapel, Bedford-row, London, which he resigned iul1848 on succeeding from the Estab- lished Church. As a preacher he was well-known, and his labours in concert with the city missit n and kindred societies are still remembered. He was a minister amongst the Anabaptists."
DR. LUSHINGTON. The Venerable Dr. Lushington died on Sunday morning at Oakham Park, aged 91. Men of the Time" says—" The Right Hon. Stephen Lushing- ton, D.C.L., second son of the late Sir Stephen Lushington, Bart., born in London, January 14, 1782, was educated at Eton and Oxford, and graduated M.A. at All Souls' College in 1806, B.C.L. in 1807, and D,C.L. in 1808. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1806, was admitted an advocate at Doctor's Commons in 1808, was appointed judge of the Consistory Court in 1828, and judge of the High Court of Admiralty in 1838. He represented Winchelsea, Yarmouth, the Tower Hamlets, &c., in Parliament in the Liberal interest from 1820 till his retire- ment from political life in 1841, on the passing of an Act disqualifying the judge of the Admiralty Court from holding a seat in the House 01 Com- mons. He retired from his j adgeship on account of ill-health in July, 1867." The deceased was on intimate terms with many men whose names have become historical. He was the confidential adViser of Lady Byron, and daring the warm dis- cussion on Lady Byron's character, which fol- lowed Mrs Stowe's sensational paper in Macmil- lan's Magazine, it was frequently stated that the only man living who could clear up the points in dispute was Dr. Lushington. He, however, kept strict silence, but it is not unlikely that he may have left papers which will throw light upon the subject. General Sir John Scott, colonel of the 7th Hussars, fell from his horse, in Rotten Row, on Saturday, and died immediately. Mr James Gathrie, head of the old and well- known firm ofChalmers and Gathrie, and a director I of the Bank of England, died on Sunday.
It is generally believed at the Reform Club, on Saturday, that the seconder of the address in the House of Commons will be Mr W. H. Stone, the Liberal.candidate for Plymouth. A lad named Inglis, aged 18, is in custody at Salford, charged with the murder of a boy named O'Toole, aged 10. On Sunday he threw a piece of iron at the deceased, which struck him on the bead, causing his death the same night. On Saturday night, Constable Gray, of the Northumberland county force, seeing a party of poachers at Eglinton, near Alnwick, pursued them. As he gained upon them, one of the party turned and fired, inflicting injories on Gray which caused his death on Sunday. All the poachers escaped. A lad named Robson died on Monday, in Lon- don, from lockjaw, caused by injuries inflicted by an old man who had thrown a half-brick at him. The old man, whose name is Beattie, was a watch- man at a forge, and it is stated that the deceased and other lads had been in the habit of teasing him. A correspondent of the Protestant Watchman quotes an extract from a Scotch paper to the effect that the girl who, some time ago, preferred a charge of immorality against Richard Weaver, is dead, and that on her death-bed she confessed that the entire charge was a lie, for which she received a bribe. In the letter to the Glasgow Herald, Mr John M'Adam states that he has had a letter from Gari- baldi, dated Caprera, the 7th instant. He is in good health, and devotes much of his time to horticulture, and the introduction of new plants among his friends. Among these, Paterson's (of Dundee) seedling potatoes," and our Scotch tur- nips and other seeds find a place and grow well. The body of a man, not yet identified, was found on Sanday afternoon in the old Birmingham canal by some boys. The police found a razor, smeared with blood, wrapped in some paper, and placed in a bat underneath the bridge. On the back of the paper was written—" Take me to the workhouse. 0, Almighty God, have mercy on a broken-hearted wretch I" The Volunteer Service Gazette says-" A strong impression is afloat, not only that the Government has a scheme nnder consideration for clothing the volunteer infantry uniformly, which we believe to be well founded, but that the equipment of volun- teers has been altogether stopped for the present, which we do not understand to be the case. At any rate, most of the metropolitan regiments are going on with their clothing as usual." At a mayoral banquet the other day, at Glouces- ter, Bishop Ellicot expressed a desire for greater amity amongst different classes of Christians, ami spoke in approval of clergymen of the Established Church preaching in nonconformist churches. The Rev. Mr. Blomfield, a Baptist minister, reci- procated by inviting the bishop to open a new chapel in the Brunswick-road. The bishop did not immediately aecept the invitation, and it remains to be seen whether he will do so. Messrs Dixon and Muntz addressed their con- stituents at Birmingham on Monday night. The meeting passed resolutions urging the followiug as the Liberal programme for the session of 1873 :— The assimilation of the county and borough fran- chise a redistribution of seats; abolition of the minority clause; women's suffrage; amendment of the Education Act by the abolition of the cumula- tive vote and the 25th clause universal establish- ment of school boards, and compulsory attend- ance; amendment of the land laws by securing simple transfers, and the abolition of the law of primogeniture and entail; and, finally, the most rigid economy in administration. An interesting letter from Mr Bright, in which he specially referred to the question of expenditure, was read. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS. All diseases- springing from bad blood, malarious dis- tricts, or overheated atmospheres can be cured by these noble remedies. Fever, ague, influenza, bronchitis, diphtheria, stomach complaints, and bilious disorders are easily met and readily con- quered by these unrivalled medicaments. Both act harmoniously ia preserving the pure and best ma- terials of the body, and expelling all that is re- dundant, effete, or corrupt. Thus the cure is not slight and emphemeral, but complete and per- manent, as thousands who have personally tested their power have gratefully testified. Invalids in all quarters of the globe, whose listlessness of mind and sallowness of complexion warned them and their best friends of some undermining disease, have been thoroughly renovated by Holloway's re- medies.
THE TICHBORNE CASE. MR. WHALLEY, M.P., AND MR. ONSLOW, M.P., FINED £100 EACH. Monday being appointed for the attendance oi Mr Onslow and Mr Whalley in the Court of Queen's Bench, to answer for an alleged contempt of Court in connection with the indictments in the pending prosecution of the Queen v. Castro for perjury and forgery, the Court was much crowded, chiefly by members of the bar. Mr Hawkins, Q.C., and Mr C. Bowen were counsel for the Crown. Sir John Karslake, Q.C., and Mr A. L. Smith appeared for Mr Onslow, and Mr Digby Seymour, Q.C.. Mr Morgan Lloyd, and Mr Macrae Moir for Mr Whalley. Mr Onslow and Mr Whalley occupied seats on the floor of the Coort. Sir J. Karslake having intimated that he ap- peared for Mr Onslow, said that gentleman was called upon by the rule te answer for several con- tempts of Court committed at public meeting?, held at St. James's Hall, on the 11th and 12ch of December, 1872, and for uttering and being pre- sent at the uttering of certain words and to show cause why he should not be punished and dealt with as the Court might think fit. The learned counsel said that Mr Onslow attended the meet- ings, and in the course of his speeches made some remarks in reference to certain witnesses called at the former civil trial of Tichborne v. Lushington, which, it was suggested, amounted to a contempt of court, inasmuch as they might have the effect of prejudicing a fair and impartial trial of the indict- ments which had been removed into this court. According to the authorities, in a matter pending in court, comments on the evidence calculated t ) prevent a fair trial amounted technically to con- tempt but as regarded this case, although the in- dictments were in court, the trial was not to take place until April next, and he ventured to submit —although there was no express authority on the point—that it was not a matter pending in court so as to bring it within the rule as to contempt of court. A great many of Mr Onslow's comments were made from a belief that the result would have turned out differently if the civil trial had gone to ita conclusion, and a strong impression had not been left on the mind by the mere opening state- ment of the Attorney-General. No doubt he made reference to thecomin- trial, and if the matter was really in court his observations might technically amount to contempt, but they were not uttered with a view to prejudice the trial, or with any other improper animus. He submitted to the court, re- gretting what had occurred. Mr Digby Seymour, on behalf of Mr Whalley, said he could not express better or more happily the feelings of his client than by adopting the words of Sir John Karslake for Mr Onslow. But with reference to Mr Whalley, in extenuation, he should say that he went to the meeting to protest against the Government prosecuting the claimant out of the public funds, and to obtain moneys from those who might sympathise and endeavour to assist him in the forthcoming trial. Mr Justice Blackburn I was not present when the rule was moved for, but I find Mr Whalley saving that in the pending trial the law of Eng- land could not cope with the conspiracy except by the aid and support of the public." The Lord Chief Justice He certainly said that a certain family had been leagued in a conspiracy for the purpose of getting a verdict of guilty when they knew the man was innocent. Mr Hawkins: He said, "I charge the Tich- borne family, the Doughtys, the Ratcliffes, and the whole lot of them together with knowing that he is the man, and combining in a conspiracy against him." Mr Seymour said that Mr Whalley was then re- ferring to some correspondence with some requisi- tionists in Hampshire two years before, when he had made that charge. He had simply gone to the meeting for the purpose of raising funds. Mr Justice Blackburn I should be happy to hear that affidavit where he says so. Mr Seymour (reading): I was returned a mem- ber of Parliament for Peterborough." The Lord Chief Justice: You need not read that. Mr Seymour: That is only introductory, for he says that he took the sense of his constituents whether he should identify himself with the claimant. (Great laughter.) Mr Seymour then read the affidavit of Mr Whalley, explaining the speech made at St. James's Hall, in which he sought to convey to the court that his only object was to raise funds for the defence. Several of their lordships dissented from this, and Mr Seymour finally submitted on the authority that there was no case where a man had been punished for contempt for observations made under such circumstances. If it was a libel an the Go- vernment or the Attorney-GEneral the law was able 4.0 r-oL. iKa nfpADAa in onnthPT wav. Mr Justice Blackburn We are now considering whether there is a contempt of this court. It is beside the question to say that Mr Whalley has committed crimes for which he may be punished elsewhere. (Laughter.) Mr Morgan Lloyd and Mr Macrae Moir having also addressed the court, the latter stating that Mr Whalley humbly submitted to the court, and expressed his sincere regret for what he had done. The Lord Chief Justice (to Mr Seymour): Is that so ? Mr Seymour Undoubtedly; if ynur lordships think he has offended against the law, he would set the example of respectful submission to your lordship's hih authority, and will not take part in any meeting whatever. Mr Hawkins having been heard in reply, their lordships then consulted for about a quarter of an hour; after which Mr Onslow and Mr Whalley, I by direction of the. court, came forward and stood on the floor of the court wuilst judgment was being delivered. The Lord Chief Jastice, addressing Mr Whalley and Mr Onslow, said he expressed the unanimous opinion of the court that they had been guilty of gross and aggravated contempt of the authority of the court. They were far from saying that where persons believed that a man under a charge was innocent that they onght not legitimately to unite for, the purpose of providing him with the means of making a full and effectual defence. But, admitting this, when they found a man against whom, in consequence cf the jury before whom he gave evidence having declared their dis- belief in that evidence, the learned jadge directed a prosecution for perjury; when the grand jury had fonnl true bills for those serious crimes, per- jary and forgery that that man should be paraded through the country and exhibited as a species of show in public assemblies for money as the victim of injustice and oppression, or that at those meet- ings, in violent and iufl immatory language, the witness who appeared adversely to him on the former trial, should be held up to public odium as having been guilty of conspiracy and perjury that counsel, jadge, aud jnry should be held up to con- tumely and opprobrium and what was still more immediately to the present purpose, that the merits of the pending suit should be discussed and can- vassed at such meetings, and the evidence which will be adduced at the coming trial made matter of public observation and discussion when not only did these things take place in the provinces, but the matter is brought, as it were, within the pre- cincts of this court, and within the jurisdiction from which jurors were to come who would pass j udgment between the Crown and the accused upon the coming trial; they could not shut their eyes to the fact that there was here an outrage upon public decency and a great public scandal created, and that the ordinary course of justice was unwarrant- ably interfered with. If it was open to those who took the part of the accused to discuss in public meetings the merits of a public prosecution, it was obviously open to those who believed in the guilt of the party or the propriety of the prosecution- who believed his conviction necessary to the ends of justice-to held meetings and language of the opposite tendency, and they might have in political trials, in which public feeling strongly existed, for any sensational meeting held which would interfere with the course of justice, and it had been always held that comments upon a criminal trial or pro- ceedings pending was a contempt, and it made no difference whether they were made in writing or public speeches, or in reference to any proceedings actually commenced or about to take place. The sentence of the court was that each shall pay a fine of £100, and it must be understood that leniency would be appealed to in vain if any other party should be brought before them, and imprisonment would be added to the fine. Judgment accord- ingly. In the Court of Queen's Bench, on Tuesday, the Lord Chief Justice, referring to the case of Mr Whalley and Mr Onslow, explained that the court refrained from passing sentence of imprisonment, not from fear of any difficulties respecting their privilege as members of Parliament, but because, considering their position, it was unnecessary as a means of enforcing payment of the fine. The daily paper, which comment on the Tich- I borne case, express generally the opinion that Messrs Onslow and Whalley have been leniently treated. The Standard says they have cried Peecavi" thougli uot without sundry awkward endeavours to avoid so disagreeable a necessity. They strove to make out that they had been right if the oowrfc weald let them, and only to apologise upon now putsion when convinced that they had no othtf means of avoiding still more distasteful conse- quences. The Daily News, whilst contending that the appeal for funds to carry on the Tichborne defence is legal, holds that those who interest themselves in the Claimant's fortunes might well do so witt- out throwing out ugly charges against the impart- iality of the English judicial bench, however little the dignity of oar judges is likely to suffer by such a co ir e. The Telegraph says the decision of the Queen's Bench brings to a close a public scandal. The proceedings by which the friends of the Cla manft endeavoured to enliat sympathy on his behalf were discreditable. On Wednesday morning the Loid Chief Jnstice, on taking his seat in the Court of Queen's Bench, called the attention of the Attorney-General to the report in certain newspapers of a meeting of the Claimant's at Brighton, on Monday in reference to the sentence on Messrs Onslow and Whalley. His lordship said that if the report were conrect—and it was similar in all the newspapers—the authority of ihe court had been set at defiance and the con- tempt of court grossly aggravated. He called upon the Attorney-General as head of the profession to ascertain whether the newspaper reports were correct, and if so, to take prompt action. The Attorney-General promised immediate attention.
MARKETS. r WRiSXHAM.—THURSDAY. wnitewneat (per bushel of 751bs) 98 7d to 9s 9C Red wheat (per bushel of 751bsJ. 8s 9d te 9s 5* Oats (per bushel of 1(ilbs) 3s M to 48 3d Malting barley (per (i-4 lbs.). 68 6d to 7a Od Grinding do be Od to 58 4d Potatoes (per measure) 6s 6d to 6s 64 Butter (per lb. of loz.). Is 74 to Is M Beef (per ib.) g9 8d to 011 9c1 Mutton (per lb.) Os 9d to Os 104 Pork (per lb.) 06 7d to 88 84 Veal (per lb.) Os 8d to 08 911 Lamb (per lb.). 08 04 to 98 Oct Fowl (per couple) 3s Od to is 64 Ducks (per couple). 08 3d to Os ( 4 Geese (pl"r lb.). es 9d to 0s 104 Apples (per 100.). Os Od to 08 Od Pears (per 100. ). Os td to Oa \14 Jb'Rgi 10 and 12 for a Shilling. MOLD. CORN.—Thursday: White wheat (per hobbett), 30s te 21s; oats, 7s Od to 9s Od; malting barley, lis Od to 14m 6d; grinding do., 108 Od to llsOd; potatoes kperhobbettp 15s Od te 17s Ud butter (per lb.), Is 9d. CEFN-MAWB. Paovisio.,ii.-Saturday: Beef, 9d to Od; mutton, 8d te 9d; lamb, Od to IUd; pork, 7d to 8d; veal, 7id to 3^4 eggs, 14 for a Is; cheese, 7d to 9d; bacon, 7d to potatoes, per 71b. 6d; butter, Is 3d; tub. la 2d. RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. PaovisroNs.-Saturday Mutton, 9d to 19d; beef, 8cI te 9d; pork, 7d to Sd; veal, Od toOd; fresh butter, per lbw Is 5d; tub butter, from (d to Is Od; cheese, from 6d te 7d; bacon, frota 6d to 7d; eggs, 8 for 18; carrots, 20 The for Is; onions Id per lb.; young onionj, od perdoaens potatoes, per alb, lid.; apple., per 100, 4s. SHREWSBURY. CoR-z.-Saturday There was a fair attendance, and a tolerable trade. The quotations were- White wheat, per 75 1be. 9s 2d to 9s M No. 1 red ditto, per 75 lbs 81 8d to 24 Malting barley, per 38 quarts.. 6s 4d to 7s 24 Oats, per 11 score 101bs. 19a Od to 20s 64 I Malt, per imperial bushel. 88 6d to 9s Od I CHESTER. Cons.-Saturday Tkere was a good attendance at to-day's market, but only small sapplies of wheat, ia which a fair business was done at nominally unchanged rates. Prime oats are scarce, and bring rather higher prices. Beans a slow sale at late rates. Indian corn 3d. per quarter easier to purchase. New. Old. Wheat, white, per 751b 8s 9dto ta 3d.0s 0d to 0s 011 Ditto, red 8s 34 to 8s 6d.0s Od to Os 04 Barley, malting, 38qts 0s Od to Os Od Os Od to os i4 Ditto, grinding, 601b.. 4s 3d to ia 6d.0s Od to Os 94 Oats,per 461b 3s 3d to 3s 94 ft OdtoOs 06 I LIVERPOOL. CATTLE.—Monday: There were at market 1840 cattle and 55 sheep. Buyers were numerous, and the demand brisk for all sorts, and a good clearance was effected at the extreme prices of last week. Coax.—Tutsday hince Friday the trade has been some- what tirmer, and prices have ruled in sellers' favour. Flour unaltered. Maize steady. To-day's market was thinly attended, and oaly a limited business reported in wheat at full prices. Flour commanded late rates. Oats and oatmeal unaltered. Beans dull. Indian corn met a retail consumptive demand without actual change ia value. Per Cental 1001b. WHEAT: 9. d. a. d. English, white 0 0 0 0 new 0 0 0 < red 0 0. 6 0 American 0 0 0 0 red 0 0. 0 0 new 0 0 0 0 OATS Per 45 lb. English 3 9 4 0 Westport, new 3 0 3 4 BAULKY Per Imp. Qr. ￼ ￼ 8 8 ? S roreign !oOlb) Irish new 4 8. 4 10 Per imperial up. BKAHS 8. d. s. d. English .48 9 .51 ft PKAS Fer 5041b. Canadian .41 9 .ta INDIAN CoftN Per 4801b. American .27 9 ?A Indian corn Per 1961b. meal 17 0 IS 6 FLGUa: Per 2801b. English .47 0 .49 0 French .48 0 .53 OATMBAL Per 2401b. Triqh 0 0 0 0 new o .oa v fine cut 32 0 33 II WOLVERHAMPTON. CoR.,i.-Widnesday There was a good attendance at market, but trade was flat, at prices same as last week for wheat, barley, oats, peas, and beans. CATTLY.-NVednesday: There was a good supply ef stock at market to-day, which met a better trade. Beef, 7d. to 8.1,1.; wether mu eon, lud. to ld. LONDON. CORI;Monday: Last week's supplies were generally moderate. Wheat: Tne show of fresh camples from the near counties this morning was small, and the couiiniua being rather improved, they sold more readily, at previous rates, dry parcels still being enquired for. There was a quiet demand for foreign, at fully previous quotations. some sorts being held at more money. Flour The general trade was inactive. Norfolks were dull, the best marks firm. Foreign only found a retail enquiry for pr;me qualities chiefly barrels. Barley: Mailing descriptions, both English and foreign, were in good request, on quite previous terms, but luw grinding being plentiful, wa fid. per quarter cheaper. The malt trade was quiet, best belling at full t'ticea. Maize No change was note 1 in the vzt. no of ths grain. Oats Notwithstanding the successive siiiu 1 supplies this trade could not be written dearer, being undermined by the low prices of grinding barley. Bean, z The trade was steady for all good hard san ples, at full prices. Peas Values were unaltered, and business quiet. lanseeJ: There is no change to report in this see4 or cakes. Cloverseed continued to sell at previous rates, prices being very high for fine qualities. Current Prices of British Grain in Mark Lant. WHEAT. Per Qr. Essex, Keat, red. 5i)S to 63s Do. white 50s to fi6s Norfolk, Lincoln red 57s to 62s BARLBV. Malting 31s to 355 Distilling 32s to 35s Grinding. 26d to 29s AL.\LT. Essex, Norfolk, & :Suffolk G68 to 74s Kings tor. & Wre OOs to 00. Brown 55s to 60s RYE. New 36s to 38s OATS. English, feed.. 21s to 26s potatoe 27s to 33. Scotch, feed —s to —» Scotch potatoe —s to -s OATS. Per Qr Irish black Iss to 2la „ white 18 to ;18 BitAJfS. Mazagan 31s to 33s Tick 31s to 33s Harrow. 33* to 35d Pigeon 36s to io* PSAS. Grey. 3213 to 3,51 Maple 37s to 4us White 36s to ;j9!J Boilers 37s to 40s FLOUR. Town made, per 2801bs 48s to 54a Household 50s to 51s Country 43s to 47s Norfolk & Surfolk ex-ship 40s to Ck) iLi. -Wednesday: There was a very thin attendance at market, and little business was done. English and foreign wheat was quiet at last Monday's quotations. Flour was<luil at late rates. Birley quiet and uaalteied. Oats realised full rates. In maize, beans, and peas no change was observed. CORN %.V E RAG zs. -Weekly avera,-e prioe and quantily of British corn sold during the week ending Jan. 18 Quantities Sold. Average Price. 1873. 1:2 Wheat 51,186 558 9d 55" 81 Barley. 57,836 40s 5d 371S 51 Oats 191 22s ad 22s ft) CATTLE.—Wednesday The total imports of foreim stock iuto Loudon last week amounted to 7, J66 head. La the cattlo trade to-day firmness has been the chit f feature Business has not been brisk, but the cooler weather haa engendered steadiness. The supply of English beasts has been moderate, and the quality generally has been good The demand has been firm, and prices have been well supported. For the best Scots and crosses 5s. 10d. to 61 per olbs has been paid The supply 61 foreign has bean more extensive, consisting of about 450 Dutch, about 300 Oporto, and about 5 Gothenburg. The enquiry ha, w- more active, and prices have had an upward tendon. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Es$ex, and Cambhdgshire weh'-).? received about 1.200; from other parta of Enclard ah/ 800; from Scotland, 208; and from Ireland, about 45o The re tnctions imposed on the transit of German sh,^p having been removed, the show of foreign has '■ liberal. English have not been freely offered, ut th quality has been good. ForaUqaaIitieathetnar?th? ?!i been firm. The best Downs have occasionally maJ£ «i i* but the g. neral top figure has been 7s. 6d. to 7s ?) í, 3lbs. Prime small calves have been in request, at full ;?' prices; otherwise the market has been quiet PiM? ? r !< Per 81b to sink the offal: Inferior and OO£mle beasts ? ??' to 4s 8d; second quality do., 4s I0d to 5s 2d; prime tr £ ?' oxen, is Cd to 5s 8d prime Soots, "c., ? ??:. in!? coarse and inferior sheep, 5s 8d to 6s 4d; secnn^i „ "?r. » ditto, 6s 6d to 6a 10d prime Marse-woolted sheen' to 78 6d prime Southdown ditto, 88 8d to 78 oP. i' ? coarse calves, 5s Od to 5? 6d; prime small ditto 5s 3d to ? 4d large hogs, 3s 8d to 4s 6d; neat ,maU'?. 4a 7i to 5s Od Iamb,6sOdto7s?;sucMin?c.i? ?'??' and quarter-old store pigs, Os to Os each. to ?t Hops.-Monday: Our market continues auiBt with ? a ? rates; here and there small parcels mav Ve oo?? ? i terms more in favour of favouVs-the^a, on ou are extremely firm, the opinion being that' months' consumption before us and stocksy ??'??.-? prices are only reasonable. The foreign r&wkets are !DOSU:' firm Alo.t a shade dearer. I Mid and East Kent.? 5 am. « 7 Waald or Kenb ￼ 5 5 *7 » Sussex 5 5 I ? 0 Sussex # 10 FarahamandCouatry 4 4 ￼ .? ? 0 Olds .? 1 I ? # 0 a tI W oOL.-Monday: S"E' C'VJi"1'" "i™- ted, but the tone .h been &m. Deep-gro.. Engli8å sffls is a Colonial sorta business has been tran-Acted to a moderate extent, but, generally, prices have rwoo flrm. Current idn"ces of English wool Floeow, Southdown hogge. 18 lOll to 18 lid; hall-bred wUo, d 8d to 2* Id Rent fleecea, 2s Od to Md; Southdown ewes and wethers Is 8d to ls 10d' I^»cesterditto, laUdt?2aM | Clothmg, Is 7d to 13 8d; Mmbmg, ? lud to ?u<t L I