Hors.—The plantations near Maidstone continued to improve until Saturday; since
then the high winds and colder weather will, we fear, stop then growth, and diminish the quantity and quality. From the Weald of Kent we have various reports : at some places slight improve- ment, at others not so good. The Sussex plantation has generally im- proved end the East Kent we consider likely to produce about half of ati aver-e^ crop. We calculate the picking will commence about the 12th al 'ptember. Duty called 156,0001., which we consider too high. The el --dons in the neighbourhood of Cmnbrook have somewhat improved; and, should the weather be favourable this week, two-thirds of the grounds will produce a fair crop. The grounds of Marion and adjoining villages have made considerable progress in appearance within the last week.—Maidstone Gazette.
At Ipswich lamb fair, last week, there were about 120,000 lambs, which were sold at reasonable prices.
There was atrial of speed between the Vernon ( Captain Symmonds's build) and the Castor (Sir Robert Seppings's build) on Monday, off Torbay ; but nothing was decided, in consequence of the Castor carry- ing away her jib-boom.
The sportsmen who have visited the moors in the Peak of Derby- shire for the purpose of grouse-shooting, have been very successful, and scarcely any tolerably good shots have been disappointed in produc- ing a respectable bag of game. The birds are very forward and strong, and more numerous than have been witnessed for many seasons past.—
.Derby Reporter: • On Thursday last, the bellman went round the town announcing the finest qualities of salmon for sale at fourpence per pound ! Even at this price, there was a dull sale ; and the fishmongers say it will come lower yet. At the beginning of this season, salmon was scarce here while selling at 2s. ed. and 2s. 9d. per pound !—Carlisle Journal.
A single root of potatoes was taken up on the 7th August in the garden of Mr. W. Johnson, of Royston, which produced the astonish- ing quantity of a peck and a half. It sprung up among a bed of cauli- flowers, and was never paid the least attention to. It is of the early ahem kind, and when taken up the tops were as luxuriant as they had been at any time in the spring ; and there is no doubt there would have been more than half a bushel if it had remained in the ground two or three weeks longer.—Cambridge Chronicle.
Last week, a labouring man, employed in getting sand from the hills between Deal and Sandwich, discovered a considerable collection of Roman coins, mingled with human bones mid the fragments of a vase, the whole being embedded in mould remarkable for its black appear- ance. The coins, which are copper, about the size of a farthing, are chiefly those of Claudius Gothieus, Tetricus Galienus, and Antoninus Pius ; many of them are in excellent preservation the effigies and legends being perfectly distinct, while in others the impressions are nearly obliterated.—Kent Herald.