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dcred by hills. Villages thickened, and twice or thrice a truct of blackened timbers showed that one had been destroyed by tire. Then a long low cloud of dust marked a high road in the distance, and chateaux, in a sort of dishevelled grandeur, lifted their turrets here and there. Suddenly we were in the broad road itself, not more interesting than that of liamet in times of yore, but unlike thiit of Barnet; for where an uvenue turned oft' to a mansion, a great golden cmcitix was fixed, the rich man's testimony to his religion; while, further on three lofty statues in marble, of sainted ecclesiastics, marked the limit of his estate, and shone far over the landscape. Soldiers were seen lounging about the inns and villages—an unpleasant suggestion of crowded quarters at Cilli, which appeared at hist iu the distance, glimmering over trees and backed by castle ruins on a hill. And there—there are tne long low lines or the rail! Oh, how different in their mathematical rigidity from the soaring, sweeping, tossing, broken hues of mountain and lull, aud the trembling liues of lake and "stream that had been our delight so long.—Gilbert's, Dolomite Mountains.
Jersey.—The climate of Jersey is mild and genial, somewhat resembling that of i'enzance. jo invalids troubled witti cuest complaints it 'a very suitable ; but the more robust find it relaxing. The irnit is good, abundant, and cheap, 'lue bgs, apricots, aud Lharmoutel pears arc excellent, and grapes are extensively cultivated iu public aud private vineries, in greenhouses, i and out of doors. In 1851) there were 10,302 Iba. ol Jersey grapes exported to Covent Garden j market; and one proprietor of vineries iu the island is now uuder contract to furnish all he grows to oue of our great fruiterers at prices varying, according to the season, Iroai . .•-. 6d. to 'its. the Ib. Tiie island is also celebrated for its butter, of which 1*3,598 Ibg. were exported , to this country in 1801. A substitute for butter ', is made in the island Irom apples, which is term-: ed black buuer. Cider is also largely produced and largely exported from Jersey aud Guernsey, iu 1861 we received from the islands 56,.••>-'> gallons. The population of Jersey is over .....line. There are eleven newspapers published at St. Uglier. Upwards oloOU boats are ergaged in the oyster fisheries ol the islands. The value of the oysters dredged from September 1st, IdbO, to April 30th, 1861, was •_ i.-..••, I .•;. Oysters' are aiso preserved and pickled in the islauds iu large quantities. The Value of oysters pickled between 1856 and 1857 amounted to £44,400. The snipping tonnage of the islands is very con-' siderable. in Jersey there were, in 18D2, 430 vesse.s, measuring 41,000 tons. There are only' eleven ports in tngland iu advance of Jersey as respects tonuuge.—Leisure Hour.
London Fish Markets.—Henry III., to increase th« Queen's custom at Queenbithe, ordered all fish to be landed at that part, and this led to the establisment of the great London fish market iu Bread Street ward, it is described by Stow as commencing with moveable stalls, get out with fish on matket days, whence they grew to Bhop.-. aud to tall houses, three andfour stories in height One fishmonger mayor had here, in 1313, two shops, one rented at 3*. and the other at 4s.; this market occupying a plot
of ground lengthwise, along Old Fish Street from Bread Street to the church opposite at Mary Magdalen. Knightrider Street was, in
i these early time.-, famous for fish and fish dinners; and Friday Street from fishmongers dwelling there, and serving the Friday market. Sir
! William Davenant, who was a boy when Shakspeare lived, describes Old Fish Street as so narrow that neighbors could shake hands from the garret windows across the street. The street was noted for its taverns and signs ; and tokens exist of the sign of Henry VII, and Will Som
; ers, Henry Villas jester. Another tavern had the head of Wolsey for a sign ; and Aubrey gossips, the Cardinal had here a stately cellar for his wines, in the reign of Edward II some of the principal dealers removed to Bridge Street, which market communicated with Billingsgate, but occupied other stations, as Fish Wharf. Oystergate Wharf, Stock-fish Kpw, and Eastcheap, in Bridge Street, at one time, lived "the topping men aud merchants ot the trade." The interments of wealthy fishmongers arc numerous in the registers of St. Magnus and St. Botolph, Billingsgate. St. Michael's was a general bnrial-place of stock fishmongers : the cburcu was founded and enlarged by Lovekyn and Walworih, Lord Mayors, and both buried here. The first Hall of the Company was in Thames Street, and does not appear to have been of any age or duration; it was bnilt on the site of the house in which lived Lovekyn, four times Lord Mayor and M. P. for the city, and also Walworth, who was twice Lord Mayor.—Leisure Hour.
Lord Russell on Capital Punishment.—Lord Russell has published a new edition of his work on the " English Constitution." In a lengthened introduction, which hi-i lordship has specially written for the edition, he expresses himself favorable to the abolition of capital punishment: "For my own part, I do not doubt for a moment either the right of a community to inflict the punishment ot death, or the expediency of exercising that right in certain states of society. But when I turn from that abstract right and that abstract expediency to our own state of society—when I consider how difficult it is for any judge to separate the case which requires inflexible justice from that which admits the force of mitigating circumstances—how invidious (he task of the Secretary of State in dispensing tne mercy of the Crown—how critical the comments made by the public—how soon the object of general horror becomes the theme of sympathy and piety—how narrow and how limited the examples given by this condign and awful punishment—how brutal the scene of the execution —I come to the conclusion that nothing would be lost to justice, nothing lost in the preservation of innocent life, if the punishment of death were altogether abolished. In that case a sentence of a long term of separate confinement, followed by another long term of hard labor, and hard fare, wonld cease to be considered as an extension of mercy. If the sentence of the judge were to that effect there would scarcely ever be a petition for remission of punishment, in cases of mnrder, sent to the Home Office. '] he guilty, nnpitied. would have time and opportunity to turn repentant to the Throne of Mercy."