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THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON ALMANACK FOR 1881.
and Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities, the results being the return of 352 Liberals, 236 Conservatives, and 62 Home Rulers.
- Newmarket International Handicap won by Fashion.
19. Baronetcies conferred on Mr. H. Allsopp and Colonel Bourne.
-Baronetcies announced to be conferred upon Sir Edward Watkin, M.P., Mr. Bates, M.P., and Colonel Campbell, of Blythswood.
Attack by Afghan tribes upon General Stewart's force near Ghuzni, 1000 of the enemy killed.
24. Marriage of Princess Frederica of Hanover and Baron von Pawel Rammingen.
26. Severe engagement with General Ross's force in Afghanistan, 1200 of the enemy killed.
Baronetcies conferred upon Mr. Gabriel Goldney, M.P. for Chippen ham, and Mr. H. W. Ripley.
28. The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes won by Petronel.
29. Meeting of the new Parliament. Mr. Brand elected Speaker of the House of Commons for the third time.
30. The One Thousand Guineas Stakes won by Elizabeth.
Meeting in the City for the relief of sufferers from famine in Armenia.
-Mr. Fawcett, returning thanks for re-election at Hackney, spoke on the Indian deficit of £4,000,000, which, although known before the elections, had been concealed from the country. 11. The Queen held a Drawingroom at Buckingham Palace.
Mr. Gladstone's explanatory letter to the Austrian Ambassador published.
Sir G. P. Colley appointed
-The House of Commons resolve,
12. Select Committee of the House
13. The new Viceroy, Lord Ripon,
17. Mr. Goschen left London for
19. Defeat of Afghans near Jellalabad.
Derby as chairman.
lost in the Bernese Alps.
had received news to the effect that
-The Stewards' Cup at Good-
House of Commons threw out the bill
dahar show that General Burrows', 29. Further telegrams from CanColonel St. John, and a number of har, reporting the defeat of Burrows' other officers, had arrived at Candaforce by Ayoub Khan's army.
The Goodwood Cup won by Dresden China.
30. The Chesterfield Cup won by Victor Emanuel.
Orders received at Chatham, reinforcements to India. Portsmouth, &c., for the dispatch of
Serious illness of Mr. Gladstone. turbance Bill by 282 to 51. 3. Lords rejected the Irish Dis
General Sir F. Roberts ordered
Porte respecting Montenegro.
Marines to be sent to Ireland.
The Brighton Cup won by Bay
Yacht Squadron Regatta won by the
5. The Government ordered 1000
ment for ill-treatment of a patient.
London Water Supply issued; Mr.
days' fast at New York.
of the latter dying of his injuries.
Germany and Austria at Ischl.
ness won by the 9th detachment 2nd
Juno in Cork Harbour.
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afternoon. afternoon. afternoon.
Last Quarter New Moon She is nearest the Earth on the 9th, and most distant from it on the 22nd.
MERCURY is a morning star, rising on the 4th at 2h. 57m. a.m, or 1h. 32m. before sunrise; on the 14th at 3h. 12m. a.m., or 1h. 33m. before the Sun; on the 19th at 8h. 40m. a.m., or 1h. 12m, before sunrise; on the 24th at 4h. 15m. a.m., or 45 minutes before sunrise; and at the end of the month the planet and Sun rise nearly together, and he rises in daylight till Nov. 6. He is at his greatest western elongation (19 deg. 3 min.) on the 6th, in his ascending node on the 12th, at his least distance from the Sun on the 16th, near the Moon on the 24th, and in superior conjunction with the Sun on the last day.
VENUS is a morning star, rising on the 9th at 1h. 1m. a.m., or 3h. 37m. before sunrise; on the 19th at 1h. 10m. a.m., or 3h. 42m. before the Sun; and on the 29th at 1h. 26m, a.m., or 3h. 42m. before sunrise. She is near the Moon on the 21st.
MARS rises on the 1st at 11h. 18m. p.m., on the 8th at 11h. 2m. p.m., on the 18th at 10h. 41m. p.m., and on the 28th at 10h. 21m. p.m., or 3h. 26m. after sunset. He is due south on the 1st at 7h. 5m. a.m., on the 15th at 6h. 47m. a.m., and on the last day at 6h. 20m. a.m. He is near the Moon on the 17th.
JUPITER rises on the 8th at 10h. 38m. p m., on the 18th at 10h. 1m. p.m., and on the 28th at 9h. 24m. p.m., or 2h. 29m. after sunset. He is due south on the 1st at 6h. 44m. a.m., on the 15th at 5h. 56m. a.m., and on the last day of the month at 4h. 57m. a.m. He is near the Moon on the 16th, and in quadrature with the Sun on the 17th.
SATURN rises on the 8th at 10h. 19m. p.m.; on the 18th at 9h. 40m. p.m., or 2h. 25m. after sunset; and on the 28th at 9h. 1m. p.m., or 2h. 6m. after sunset. He is due south on the 1st at 6h. 1m. a.m., on the 15th at 5h. 8m. a.m., and on the last day at 4h. 5m. a.m. He is in quadrature with the Sun on the 4th, near the Moon on the 15th, and stationary among the stars on the 25th.
- Serious riots at Dungannon, Downpatrick, Portadown, and other parts of Ireland.
Knighthood conferred on Mr.
Loch made a K.C.B.
1. House of Lords rejected the - A flood burst into a church at Registration of Voters (Ireland) Bill Gweedore, Donegal, and drowned by 42 to 30. several persons. House of Commons adopted an The Prince of Wales presented address to the Crown for Royal new colours to the 1st battalion 23rd Commissioners to inquire into the Regiment on its departure for Af- existence of corrupt practices at ghanistan. Gloucester, Canterbury, Chester, Macclesfield, Knaresborough, Boston, Oxford, and Sandwich. 2. In the Lords, Lord Strathnairn called Lord Chelmsford's generalship in Zululand in question.
17. Lord Hartington explained the Supplementary Indian Budget.
Disturbance at Belfast. A Patriotic Fund for the relief of sufferers by the Afghan War established in Bombay.
In the Commons, the Employers' Liability Bill read the third time. 19. Collision with a Pullman express in Blea Moor Tunnel on the Midland Railway. The Bérenger Centenary held in his native town.
20. In the Commons, the Ground Game Bill passed through Committee.
Report of the Royal Commission on Wellington College issued.
Serious accident to the Liver-
The Champion Breeders' Foal
3. General Roberts defeated and
In the Lords, the Commons' amendments to the Burials Bill and the Employers' Liability Bill agreed to
4. Mr. Gladstone returned to 23. Destructive storms in France. London from his cruise, and reSuccessful laying of new At-ceived with an ovation on entering lantic cable for the Anglo-American the House. Company.
6. Board of Trade correspondence 24. The House of Commons with the railway companies on conoccupied the whole night in dis- tinuous brakes issued. cussing Irish affairs.
Cavalry skirmish near Candahar reported.
25. In the House of Commons, the Savings Banks Bill passed through committee, and the Grain Cargoes Bill read a third time.
-The second Collective Note of the Powers on the Greek question handed to the Porte.
British Association meet at Swansea under Professor Ramsay.
In a sortie from Candahar on the 16th Brigadier-General Brooke and eleven other officers killed and wounded.
The Welsh Eisteddfod held at Carnarvon.
The Great Ebor Handicap won by Novice.
26. The House of Commons held a 21 hours' sitting, the Irish Constabulary Vote being opposed by the Home Rulers.
Mr. Gladstone embarked on board the Grantully Castle for a sea trip.
Destruction of Whitechapel Church by fire.
Great Yorkshire Stakes won by Napsbury.
27. The Ground Game Bill read a third time and passed.
28. Special sitting of the House of Commons to forward Burials Bill.
30. In the Lords, Earl Granville stated that the Powers had ordered vessels of war to Ragusa in consequence of the attitude of the Porte on the decrees of the Berlin Conference.
Viscount Enfield appointed Under-Secretary of State for India. 31. In the Commons, Debate on the South African vote and Sir B. Frere's salary; ultimately agreed to by 113 to 32.
--- General Roberts's force reached Candahar, having marched 345 miles in 21 days.
The Right Hon. W. P. Adam appointed Governor of Madras.
The March Decrees against the Jesuits in France carried out.
Telegram from General Roberts giving details of his victory at Argandab.
7. Parliament prorogued by Commission till Nov. 24.
General Roberts telegraphed that General Phayre had arrived at Abdul Rahman.
8. Terrible railway collision at Paisley.
The great cricket-match, Aus-
Annexation of the island of
Terrible colliery explosion at
9. The Election Commissioners for
Birth of a daughter to the King
- Lord Thurlow appointed a Lord
Great Yorkshire Handicap won by Reveller, and the Champagne Stakes by Bal Gal.
15. The Bacchante, with Princes Albert Victor and George on board, sailed from Spithead for Vigo.
- The St. Leger won by Robert
Unsuccessful attack by Basutos
AFFIDAVIT, or Statutory declaration made under the provisions
(To be paid by the person requiring such copy or extract.) Exemptions.-Copies of entries transmitted to the registrar of the diocese in pursuance of the 52nd George III., c. 146; certified copies sent by Superintending Registrars to the General Registrar in pursuance of the 6th and 7th William IV., c. 86; copies or extracts in pursuance of the 7th Vict. c. 15; and copies under the 16th and 17th Vict. c. 45, to enable persons to purchase Government Annuities through the medium of savings banks.
MORTGAGE, BOND, DEBENTURE, COVENANT, WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to confess and enter up judgment, and FOREIGN SECURITY of any kind. Being the only, or principal, or primary security for the payment or repayment of moneyNot exceeding £25
For every £100, or fractional part of £100, of such amount
Reconveyance, Release, Discharge, Surrender, Resurrender,
The duty is 6d. in the pound in respect of dwelling-houses occupied by any person in trade who shall expose to sale and sell any goods in any shop or warehouse, being part of the same dwelling-house and in front and on the ground or basement story thereof; or by a person licensed to sell therein, by retail, beer; hotel or coffee-house keeper; or as a farmhouse by a tenant or farm servant, and bonâ fide used for the purpose of husbandry only. 17. Letter from the Queen respect-pied and used for any of the purposes described in the preceding. The duty is 9d. in the pound for dwelling-houses and offices not occuing the Seaham Colliery Explosion. The Doncaster Cup won by Exemptions.-Market-gardens and Nursery-grounds. Dresden China.
18. Conflict between Turks and Greeks, resulting in the defeat of the latter.
THE RELIGIOUS BODIES OUTSIDE THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.-A Report issued shows the relative strength of the religious bodies outside the Church as to buildings certified for worship and registered for marriages, gives the total number of buildings certified as 18,723, while those regis tered are only 8425, exclusive of 122 estimated to belong to the Jewish and Quaker denominations. In the counties of England and Wales the more important Nonconformist bodies-viz., the Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Roman Catholics, and Unitarians, have the following numbers of registered buildings:-Independents, 2101; Baptists, 1601; Wesleyans, 1478; Roman Catholics, 819; Unitarians, 127. The number of new churches which have been built, endowed, and have had new parishes or districts assigned to them within about the last sixty years, not including churches in which marriages are not solemnised, is 3704.
PROPERTY AND INCOME TAX.
From July, 1880, to April 1881, the Property and Income Tax is fixed at 6d. in the pound; incomes of £150 per annum and not exceeding £400 are taxed at the rate of 5d. in the pound after allowing an abatement of £120. Exemptions of Premiums from Income Tax.-Premiums paid by a person for an Assurance on his own life or on the life of his wife, or for a deferred Annuity to his widow, are declared free from income tax, provided such Premiums do not exceed one-sixth of his returnable income.
AN ABSTRACT OF PUBLIC INCOME AND EXPENDITURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. INCOME.
19,326,000 00 Interest (except as below) and Manage- 21,504,880 10 3
11,300,000 0 0
ment of the Debt ... Terminable Annuities
Land Tax and House Duty
2,670,000 0 0
5,717,471 9 0
Property and Income Tax
9,230,000 0 0
Interest of Exchequer Bills
110.987 0 0
6,850,000 0 0
1,420,000 0 0
Crown Lands (Net)
390,000 0 0
Interest of Bank Advances for Deficiency Interest on Bank Advances for Ways) and Means
12,503 8 8
Interest on Advances for Local Works, &c., and on
Purchase Money of Suez Canal Shares
1,254,596 2 2
£ 8. d.
New Sinking Fund ...
Other Charges on Consolidated Fund:
407,467 10 5 814,559 15 7 93,889 9 0
624,179 15 10 158,417 2 1.
3,643 16 7 651,063 15 11,
341,804 16 3
4,024,459 10 0
Army (including Army Purchase)
15,645,866 15 1y
138,578 0 0
77,787 12 1
10,416,131 17 7
Votes of Credit: War in South Africa,)
73,402 0 0 1,8:9,000 2 7
Sikukuni Expedition, and Griqualand West
Miscellaneous Civil Services
Customs and Inland Revenue Depart
2,784,316 16 2
£81,265,055 12 2
Post Office Telegraph Service Packet Service
It appears that while the Revenue of Customs diminished in 1879 in comparison with that of the preceding year to the extent of £460,676, that of Ireland, notwithstanding the severe distress, during the latter part of the year actually increased by £39,700.
The total value of the imports in the year 1879 was £362,991,000, against £368,770,000 in the year 1878, being a decrease of £5,779,000 or 1'5 per cent. After a great increase in the total value in the year 1877, when the amount reached £394,419,000, the highest on record, it fell to £368,770,000 in 1878, so that the figures given for the year 1879 represent a very considerable decrease upon the diminished value of the previous year, and comparing the results of the two years 1878 and 1879, there is a diminution of 31 millions, or 8 per cent. The following are some of the principal articles imported into this country in the year 1879, with the quantities and values as compared with the like particulars in 1878:
against 12,211,000 gallons in 1878, or an increase of 1,335,000 gallons, equal to 10 per cent. The total value of spirits in 1879 was £3,000,000. TOBACCO.-The importation of tobacco of all sorts was comparatively small, being only 42,452.000 lb., against 98,059,000 lb. in 1878, a falling off of 50,607,000 lb., or 54 per cent. The large importations in the three previous years had the effect of keeping up the stock in the bonded warehouses to a very high figure, there being a diminution in the stock of only 18,156,000 lb., or 13 4 per cent as regards the year 1878, but still an increase of 7 per cent upon the stock of 1877.
THE CITY OF LONDON PUBLIC WORKS AND REVENUE ACCOUNT.
The Chamberlain of the City of London, pursuant to Act of Parliament, presented his account with the City in respect of various public and trust funds in the Chamber of London. The following is a statement showing the loans raised by the City within the last quarter of a century for the purpose of public improvements:-For the formation of the Metropolitan Cattle Market and extension of its slaughterhouses, 1852-6 and 1873-6, £478,600; for the Holborn-valley and Farringdon Market improvements, 1864-72, £2,376,000; for the Metropolitan Meat, Poultry, Fruit, and Vegetable Market, site, approaches, &c., 1863-78, £1,087,000; for the London Central Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Market, approaches, &c., £581,000; for the Foreign Cattle Market at Deptford (1870-9), £280,000; for the enlargement of Billingsgate Market (1872-8), £272,000; for the building of the Royal Exchange, £98,500; for the rebuilding of Blackfriarsbridge (1864). £300,000; for ditto and the purchase of Southwark-bridge (1867-9), £315,000; for the preservation of open spaces (1876-9), £100,000. Out of the above accounts the only amounts paid off apparently are £604,100 on the Holborn-valley improvements; £118,000 on the Metropolitan Meat and Poultry Market, &c.; £22,000 on the Deptford Cattle Market, £8200 on the Royal Exchange, and £60,000 on Southwark Bridge. The total amounts due for the above-mentioned purposes stood, according to the above account, on Dec. 31 last, at £5,129,800.
Various duties and rates yielded the respective sums given below:-
The revenue of the Corporation of the City of London may be gathered from the following comparative Table of a portion of the receipts and expenditure: