The Prince of Wales held a levee yesterday afternoon. The Chinese Minister was among the large and distinguished company present.
In the Queen's Bench Division yesterday, Mr. Staveley Hill applied for a mandamus, call on the Justices of Middlesex to hear the appeal of Dr. SLADE, and decide the question of the conviction on its merits, it having been quashed on a technical point raised by Serjeant BALLANTINE. Justices MELLOR and LUSH granted a rule calling on the justices to show cause why they should not hear the case on its merits.
Four hundred colliers, employed by Messrs J. BROWN and Co., Limited, Sheffield, at Aldwarke Main Pits, agreed last evening to a reduction of six and half per cent. The colliers employed at Earl FITZWILLIAM'S Low Stubbin Pits, yesterday, received eight days' notice of a reduction of nine and a half per cent. in wages.
Sir Henry ELLIOT yesterday had an audience of the Queen, and afterwards had the honour of dining with her Majesty. Sir Henry left Osborne in the evening.