23 JUNE 1860, Page 8


The Oxford Commemoration festivities have gone on this week with- out intermission ; the show:on Sunday, the boating, the balls and concerts, and as a climax, the display in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday. The scene here was of the ordinary character, and the undergraduates ercised their lungs after the time-honoured fashion.

At nearly 11 o'clock, the great doors were thrown open, and the pro- leaden entered the theatre. The Prince of Wales, by virtue of his rank, cook precedence, being followed by the Vice-Chancellor, after whom came the Heads of Houses and other doctors of the different faculties, the procession being closed by the Proctors. Among the doctors were the Bishops of Lincoln and Oxford, while a seat near the former was given to an American bishop, Dr. Potter, the Bishop of New York. The honorary degree of D.C.L. was conferred upon his Excellency Count Paten (the Swedish Ambassador) : upon Lord Brougham, who was re- ceived with great applause, which he acknowledged by repeated bows ; upon Count Strzelcki, upon Sir R. Bethel', Sir F. L. M'Clintock, and the American writer, Mr. J. Lothrop Idottley. Sir L. M'Clintock was the hero of the day, and a perfect tempest of applause greeted him as he received his degree. Great cheering also followed the conferring of an honorary MA. degree on the Rev. J. P. Harris, chaplain at Lucknow during the late siege. Three hearty cheers were at this point given for the Prince of Wales, who graciously acknowledged them ; after which, the Crewian Oration was recited by Mr. Arnold, the Professor of Poetry. The prizes were then rehearsed in the following order:—the English Essay, by Mr. Holland, of Exeter ; the Latin Essay, by Mr. Broughton, of Balliol ; the Newdegate, by Mr. Symonds, of Balliol ; and the Oars- ford (verse) prize, by Mr. Chute, of BaRiol. All were heard with atten- tion, and the Newdegate received no small amount of applause.

The Great Eastern, appointed to sail for America on Saturday after- noon, did not leave until eight o'clock on Sunday morning. The ;feather was thick and stormy, but she passed through the Needles. On Sunday evening, she was in sight of Plymouth, paddle and screw going, but no canvas set. She carried only forty passengers. She is bound for New York.

price." The workmen of the following among other firms have publicly signified their determination to "abstain from the use of butchers' meat tisements have been inserted in the local papers on the subject, aneftk town is placarded with a request that the inhabitants generally snail an abstinence from the use of such food for a short time woul‘iii, takst, - ways than one, be useful ; but hitherto no combined action hi, l,rieat. place to effect that self-denying object. In Sheffield, however, lisitite many other towns, the present 'fich prices of butchers' Eleive0. tt hit rise to much dissatisfaction. The idea has often been thrall, ,pri,e' 42(3/4r:-

"discontinue the consumption of meat until it is reduced to a reasonable

A new illustration of the belly and the members. In Sheffire out until there is a reasonable reduction in the price of it : "—Messrs. C. Cammell and Co., Cyclops Steel Works ; Messrs. J. Kenyon and Co., Middlewood Works ; Messrs. j. M. Stanley and Co., Midland Works; and Messrs. John Round and Son, Tudor Works. The number of men employed at these works amounts to upwards of 3000.

Lee and Joy, two regular thieves, who stole 11.000/. worth of bank bills from Mr. Haigh, a cotton broker at Liverpool, and who were immediately caught through the cleverness of a detective rapidly put on their track., have been sentenced,pee to ten and Joy to seven years' penal servitude.