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THE QUEEN AND ROYAL FAMILY.
THE QUEEN-VICTORIA, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c., Queen, Defender of the Faith. Her Majesty was born at Kensington Palace, May 24, 1819; succeeded to the throne June, 20, 1837, on the death of her uncle King William IV.; was crowned June 28, 1838; and married, Feb. 10, 1840, to his Royal Highness Prince Albert. Her Majesty is the only child of his late Royal Highness Edward, Duke of Kent, son of King George III. The children of her Majesty are:
Her Royal Highness Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, PRINCESS ROYAL OF ENGLAND AND PRUSSIA, born Nov. 21, 1840, and married to his Royal Highness William, the Crown Prince of Germany, Jan. 25, 1858, and has issue, living, three sons and four daughters.
His Royal Highness Albert Edward, PRINCE OF WALES, born Nov. 9, 1841; married, March 10, 1863, Alexandra of Denmark, (Princess of Wales), born Dee. 1, 1844, and has issue, Prince Albert Victor, born Jan. 8, 1864, George Frederick Ernest Albert, born June 3, 1865; Louisa Victoria Alexandra Dagmar, born Feb. 20, 1867; Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary, born July 6, 1868; and Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, born Nov. 26, 1869.
Her Royal Highness Alice Maud Mary, born April 25, 1843; died Dec. 14, 1979; married H.R.H. Prince Frederick Louis of Hesse, July 1, 1862, had issue five daughters and two sons: the second son died by an accident, May, 1873; the youngest daughter died Nov. 15, 1878.
His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, born Aug. 8, 1844; married the Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, Jan. 23, 1874, and has had issue a son, born Oct. 15. 1874, and three daughters, born Oct. 27, 1875, Nov. 25. 1876, and Sept. 1, 1878.
Her Royal Highness Helena Augusta Victoria, born May 25, 1846; married to his Royal Highness Prince Frederick Christian Charles Augustus of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, July 5, 1866, and has issue living two sons and two daughters.
Her Royal Highness Louisa Carolina Alberta, born March 18, 1848; married to the Marquis of Lorne, eldest son of the Duke of Argyll, March 21, 1871. His Royal Highness Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught, born May 1, 1850; married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, March 13, His Royal Highness Leopold George Duncan Albert, born April 7, 1853. Her Royal Highness Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, born April 14, 1857. Ernest Augustus William Adolphus George Frederick, DUKE OF CUMBERLAND, second cousin to her Majesty, born Sept. 21, 1845, married Princess Thyra of Denmark; has issue one daughter.
George Frederick William Charles, K.G., DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, Cousin to her Majesty, born March 26, 1819. Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE, daughter of the Landgrave of Hesse and aunt to her Majesty, born July 25, 1797; married, May 7, 1818, the late Duke of Cambridge. Augusta Caroline Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Sophia Louis, daughter of the late Duke of Cambridge and cousin to her Majesty, born July 19, 1822; married, June 28, 1843, to Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and has issue a son. Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth, daughter of the late Duke of Cambridge and cousin to her Majesty, born Nov. 27, 1833, married Prince Teck, June 12, 1866, has issue three sons and one daughter.
HER MAJESTY'S CHIEF OFFICERS OF STATE. First Lord of the Treasury
Lord High Chancellor
Right Hon. W. Ewart Gladstone. Right Hon. Lord Selborne. Right Hon. Earl Spencer. Right Hon. Duke of Argyll. Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone. Right Hon. Sir W. Vernon Harcourt. Right Hon. Earl Granville. Right Hon. Earl of Kimberley. Right Hon. Hugh C. E. Childers. Right Hon. Marquis of Hartington. Right Hon. Earl of Northbrook. Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain. Right Hon John Bright. Right Hon. John G Dodson. Right Hon. W. E. Forster. SCOTLAND.
First Lord of the Admiralty ... President of the Board of Trade Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster President of Local Government Board Chief Secretary for Ireland
Lord High Constable
Keeper of the Great Seal
Deputy Keeper of the Great Seal
Lord Privy Seal
Master of the Household
Lord High Commissioner
Lord Justice General
Earl of Erroll.
J. H. Mackenzie, Esq.
Duke of Argyll, K.T.
Right Hon. John Inglis.
Right Hon. Lord Moncreiff. Right Hon. J McLaren.
J. B. Balfour, Esq.
Earl of Glasgow.
W. P. Dundas, Esq.
Deputy Clerk Register. Commander of the Forces Assistant Adjutant-General
Major-General R. Bruce.
Colonel R I. Buller, C M.G.
Right Hon. W E. Forster.
T. H. Burke, Esq.
Colonel J. A. Caulfeild.
Right Hon. Lord O'Hagan.
Major George Byng.
Earl of Wicklow.
F. Lambart. Esq.
Right Hon. Hugh Law.
General Sir Thomas Steele.
Colonel G. B Harman.
Lieutenant-Colonel P. Boyle.
PRINCE OF WALES'S HOUSEHOLD.
Russia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey
Earl of Dufferin, K.P.
Hon. L. W. Sackville-West... Hon. Edw. M. Erskine, C.B.... Hon. H. C. Vivian, C.B.
Rt. Hon. George J. Goschen United States Sir Edward Thornton, K.C.B.
Count C. M. E. G. de Bylandt.
H. Verret, Esq. (Cons.-Gen.).
J. Eussell Dowell, Esq.
THE MOON is near Venus on the 1st and 2nd, being situated to the right of the planet on the former and to the left on the latter evening. She is near Jupiter during the evening hours of the 3rd, the nearest approach being at 6h., when the planet will be about 6 deg. south of the Moon; after this the Moon will pass to the left of the planet. On the same evening Saturn will be situated some distance to the left of the Moon and of Jupiter. On the evening of the 4th the Moon will be to the left of both Saturn and Jupiter, but nearer to the former than to the latter; and near Mars on the morning of the 26th. Her phases or times of change are:
First Quarter on the 6th at 51 minutes after Oh. in the morning.
21st 30 28th 32
morning. afternoon, morning.
New Moon She is nearest the Earth on the 26th, and most distant from it on the 10th
MERCURY is an evening star, setting on the 5th at 5h. 32m. p.m., or 38 minutes after sunset; on the 10th at 6h. 6m. p.m, or 1h. 2m. after the Sun; on the 15th at 6h. 38m. p.m., or 1h. 25m. after sunset; on the 20th at 7h. 6m. p.m., or 1h. 45m. after sunset; and on the 25th at 7h. 18m. p.m., or 1h. 48m. after the Sun. He is in his ascending node on the 17th, at his
least distance from the Sun on the 21st, and at his greatest eastern elongation (18 deg. 5 min.) on the 23rd.
VENUS is an evening star, settingon the 1st at 9h. 8m. p.m., on the 10th at 9h. 30m. p.m., on the 20th at 9h. 54m. p.m., and on the last day of the month at 10h. 10m. p.m., or 4h. 34m. after sunset. She is in her ascending node on the 1st, near the Moon on the 2nd, and at her greatest eastern clongation (46 deg. 32 min.) on the 20th.
MARS is a morning star, rising on the 10th at Ch. 7m. a.m., or 1h. 19m. before sunrise; on the 20th at 5h. 52m. a.m., or 1h. 15m. before sunrise; and on the last day at 5h. 39m. a.m., or 1h. 11m. before the Sun. He is due south on the 1st at 10h. 12m. a m, on the 14th at 10h. 3m. a.m., and on the last day at 9h. 52m. a.m. He is near the Moon on the 25th.
JUPITER is an evening star, setting on the 1st at 10h. 39m. p.m., on the 10th at 10h. 12m. p.m, on the 20th at 9h. 44m. p.m., and on the last day at 9h. 24m. p.m. He is due south on the 1st at 4h. 10m. p.m., on the 14th at 3h. 27m. p.m., and on the last day at 2h. 43m. p.m. He is near the Moon on the 3rd.
SATURN sets on the 1st at 11h. 21m. p.m., on the 10th at 10h. 50m. p.m., on the 20th at 10h. 15m. p.m., and on the last day at 9h. 53m. p.m. He is due south on the 1st at 4h. 42m. p.m., on the 14th at 3h. 55m. p.m., and on the last day at 3h. 5m. p.m. He is near the Moon on the 4th.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND OFFICERS.
Lords Commissioners - Right Hon.
Financial Sec.-Lord Fred. Cavendish.
Parliamentary Counsel-Sir H. Thring.
PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE,
Private Secretary-Ralph Dalyell.
Private Secretary-Gen. Hon. J. Mac-
Secretary-Sir F. R. Sandford, K C.B. Lords Commissioners Rt. Hon. Lord
Assistant Secretary-N. MacLeod, Chief Clerk-G. E. Duncombe. Director for Science-Col. Donnelly, Director for Art-E. J. Poynter, R.A. Director for Museums-Sir P. C. Owen HOME OFFICE,
Northbrook (First Lord), Admiral Sir Astley Cooper Key, K.C.B, Vice-Admiral Lord John Hay, Hoskins,
Rear-Admiral A. and Thomas Brassey, M.P. Secretaries - J. G. Shaw-Lefevre, and Rear-Admiral Hall, C.B. Julge-Advocate of Fleet-A. Staveley
Hill, Q.C. Account.-General-R.G. C. Hamilton. Controller-Vice-Admiral Stewart. Director Med. Dep.-Sir J. W. Reid. Director of Contract-J. Collett. Private Secretary to First Lord-Capt J. E. Erskine, R.N. Assistant Secretary-E. N. Swainson.
BOARD OF TRADE,
7, WHITEHALL GARDENS. President-Rt. Hon. J. Chamberlain. Permanent Secretary-T. H. Farrer. Private Secretary-Hon. A. E. Ashley. Assistant Secretaries: Harbour - C. Cecil Trevor; Marine-T. Grey; Financial-A. Stoneham; Rail
way-H. G. Calcraft. Private Secretary-J. B. Walker. Solicitor-Walter Murton. Members of Marine Department-RearAdmiral Sir Geo. Nares, K.C.B., and Digby Murray. Inspectors of Railways-Colonels W. Yolland and Rich, Major-General Hutchinson, and Major Marindin. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD,
President-Right Hon. J. G. Dodson.
Owen, W. Sandall, and E. Sutton. Private Secretary-R F. Seymour. Chief Clerk-John Bellamy.
IRISH OFFICE, 18, GREAT QUEEN-ST., WESTMINSTER. Chief Secretary-Rt. Hon. W. Forster Private Secretary-Henry J. Jephson WORKS, PARKS, & BUILDINGS 12, WHITEHALL-PLACE. Chief Commissioner-Right Hon.
Secretary-A. B. Mitford.
WOODS AND FORESTS,
1, WHITEHALL-PLACE. Commissioners-Hon. C. A. Gore and the Right Hon. J. K. Howard. Principal Clerks -J. F. Redgrave, J. R. Sowray.
DUCHY OF CORNWALL, Lord Warden-Viscount Portman.
Keeper of Privy Seal-Earl of Leicester.
DUCHY OF LANCASTER, LANCASTER-PLACE, STRAND. Chancellor Right Hon. John Bright. Private Sec.-Sir Barrington Simeon. Vice-Chancellor-George Little, Q.C. Attorney-General-H. W. West, Q.C. Receiver-General-General Ponsonby.
Clerk of Council-J.G. D. Engleheart.
PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE,
Deputy Keeper-William Hardy.
Judge Advocate General-Right Hon.
G. Osborne Morgan. Deputy-J. C. O'Dowd.
LORDS OF APPEAL OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS. The Lord Chancellor, Lords Hatherly, Cairns, Penzance, O'Hagan, Coleridge, and Blackburn. SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. COURT OF APPEAL. The Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice of England, Master of the Rolls, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Sirs W. M. James. J. W. Colville, B. Peacock, M. Smith, R. Collier, G. W. Bramwell, R. Baggallay, B. Brett, H. Cotton, and A. B. Thesiger.
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE. CHANCERY DIVISION. Lord Chancellor-Lord Selborne. Master of the Rolls-Sir G. Jessel. Vice-Chancellors-Sirs Richd. Malins, James Bacon, Charles Hall. Judge-Sir E. Fry.
Lord Chancellor's Officers. Chief Secretary-H. J. L. Graham. Secretary of Presentations-Hon. E. P. Thesiger.
Secretary of Commissions of Peace
W. M. Cairns.
Registrar in Lunacy-C. N. Wilde.
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION. Lord Chief Justice-Sir Alexander J. E. Cockburn, Bart. Judges-Sirs R. Lush, W. L. Field, Henry Manisty, Charles S. Bowen. Associate to Lord Chief Justice-Hon. H. E. Campbell.
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION,
Lord Chief Justice-Lord Coleridge. Judges-Sirs W. R. Grove, Hon. G. Denman, N. Lindley, H. C. Lopes. Asso. to Lord Chief Just.-T.W. Erle.
Lord Chief Baron
EXCHEQUER DIVISION. Barons-Sirs C. E. Pollock, J. W. Huddlestone, H. Hawkins, James F. Stephen. Asso. to Ld. Chief Baron-H. Pollock. PROBATE, DIVORCE, AND ADMIRALTY
DIVISION. President--Rt. Hon. Sir James Hannen. Judge-Rt. Hon. Sir R. J. Phillimore. Admiral. Advoc.-J. P. Deane, D.C.L. Registrar-H. C. Rothery. Registrars of Court of Probate C. J. Middleton, E. F. Jenner, H. L. Strong, and David H. Owen. COURT OF ARCHES, 3, GODLIMAN-STREET. Judge-Lord Penzance. Registrar C. Waddilove. Secretary to Judge-J. Hansard. CONSISTORY COURT. Judge-Thomas H. Tristram, D.C.L. Registrars-J. H. Lee.
VICAR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, BELL-YARD, DOCTORS'-COMMONS. Vicar-General-J. P. Deane, D.C.L. Registrar-John Hansard.
FACULTY OFFICE, 10, GREAT KNIGHTRIDEE-street. Master-Lord Penzance. Registrars-Messrs. Moore and Curry. BANKRUPTCY COURT, LINCOLN'S-INN & BASINGHALL-STREET. Chief Judge-Sir James Bacon. Chief Registrar-Wm. Hazlitt. Registrars-J. R. Brougham, W. P. Murray, P. H. Pepys.
BANK OF ENGLAND.
The Bank of England was the first Joint-Stock Bank established in England. It was Incorporated by William III. in 1694. When first established the notes of the Bank were at 20 per cent discount, and so late as 1745 they were under par. Bank Bills were paid in silver, 1745. Cash payments were discontinued in 1797, when notes of one and two pounds were first put into circulation. Banks were first established in 808 by the Lombard Jews, some of whom settled in Lombard-street.
The following is the House List of Governors and Directors of the Bank of England for the present year:—
Governor, John William Birch. | Deputy Governor, Henry R. Grenfell,
TRANSFER DAYS AT THE BANK.
All Stocks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Private Transfers may be effected at other times, providing the books are not closed, by paying 2s. 6d. for each Transfer. Tickets for preparing the Transfer of Stock must be given in at the Bank of England before one o'dock. Expenses of Transfer in Bank Stock for £25 and under, 98.; above that surn, 128.; India Stock, £1 10s.
Powers of attorney for the sale or transfer of Stock are to be left at the
Bank, &c., for examination, one day before they can be acted upon; if for receiving dividends, they may be presented at the time the first is payable. Probates of Wills, Letters of Administration, and other proofs of decease must be left at the Bank, &c., for registration, for two or three days. If Life Annuities be transferred between Jan. 5 and April 4, or between July 5 and Oct. 4, dividends are payable on Jan. 5 and July 5. If transferred between April 5 and July 4, or between Oct. 5 and Jan. 4, dividends are payable on April 5 and Oct. 5. Transferred at the National Debt Office, Old Jewry.
The dividends are paid to the public three days after the dates named; if a Sunday intervene, four days after. The hours for buying and selling are 10 to 1; for transferring, 11 to half-past 2; for accepting, 9 to 3; for payment of dividends, 9 to 3. Transfer-books are closed at 1 p.m. on Saturdays: Dividend Warrants issued as follows:- 1. To the fundholder personally at the Bank of England. 2. Under Power of Attorney, free of stamp duty or any other charge. 3. By post within the United Kingdom.
Fundholders who desire to have their Dividend Warrants sent by post must fill up a form, obtainable at the Bank of England or its branches, and at all money-order offices. For joint accounts, all the parties in whose
names the fund stands must sign in favour of the one to whom the warrant is to be sent. Post warrants will be crossed "and Co.," and can be cashed at any money-order office, or paid away as ordinary bankers' cheques. Notice should be given to the Bank of the non-reception of any warrant which has been directed to be sent by post.
Bank of Australasia, 4, Threadneedlestreet.
Bank of British Columbia, 28, Cornhill, E.C.
Bank of British North America, 3, Clements-lane, E.C.
Rank of Egypt, 26, Old Broad-street. Bank of Montreal, 9, Birchin-lane. Bank of New South Wales, 64, Old Broad-street.
Bank of New Zealand, 1, Queen Victoria-street.
Bank of Roumania, 15, Moorgate-st. Bank of Scotland, 45, Lothbury. Bank of South Australia, 54, Old Broad-street.
Bank of Victoria, 3, Threadneedle-st Barclay, Bevan, and Co., 54, Lom
Barnett, Hoare, and Co., 60 and 62,
Lombard-street. Biggerstaff, W. and J., 63, West Smithfield, & Metropolitan CattleMarket, Islington. Birkbeck Bank, 29 and 30,
and China, Hatton-court, ThreadChartered Mercantile Bank of India, London, and China, 65, Old Broad
Cheque Bank, 124, Cannon-street, and Cockspur-street. Child and Co., 1, Fleet-sreet, Templebar.
City Bank, 5, Threadneedle-street; 61, Ludgate hill; 34, Old Bond-street; 159, Tottenham-court-road; and
Clydesdale Banking Company, 30,
Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris, 52,
Consolidated Bank, 52, Threadneedle
street; and 450, West Strand. Continental Bank, 79, Lombard-st. Cox and Co., 1 and 2, Craig's-court, SW Coutts and Co., 59, Strand.
South-Cunliffe, Sons, and Co., 6, Princesstreet, E.C.
ampton buildings, Holborn. Bosanquet, Salt, and Co., 78, Lombard-street.
British Linen Company, 10, King William-street, E.C.
Delhi and London Bank, Royal Bank Buildings, Bishopsgate-street. Dimsdale, Fowler, and Barnard, 50, Cornhill.
Drummonds, 49, Charing-cross, S.W. English Bank of Rio de Janeiro, 13, St. Helen's-place, Bishopsgate.
English, Scottish, and Australian Chartered Bank, 73, Cornhill. Fuller, Banbury. Nix, and Co., 77, Lombard-street.
German Bank of London, Bartholomew House, E.C.
Gillett, Brothers, and Co., 72, Lombard-street.
Glyn, Mills, and Co., 67, Lombard-st. Goslings and Sharpe, 19, Fleet-street. Green, Tomkinson, and Lloyd, 32, Nicholas-lane, Lombard-street. Grindlay and Co., 55, Parliament-st. Harwood, Knight, and Allen, 18, Cornhill.
Herries, Farquhar, and Co., 16, St.
Hill and Sons, 17, West Smithfield; and Cattle Market. Hoare, Messrs., 37, Fleet-street. Hong-Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 31, Lombard-street. Hopkinson and Co., 3, Regent-street. Imperial Bank, 6, Lothbury; 1, Westminster-chambers, Victoria-street; and 1, Sidney-place, Onslow-square. Imperial Ottoman Bank, 26, ThrogInternational Bank of Hamburgh, 113, Cannon-street.
Ionian Bank, 31, Finsbury-circus. King and Co., 65, Cornhill, and 45, Lacy and Son, 60. West Smithfield;
7 and 8, Bank-buildings; and New Cattle Market.
London and Brazilian Bank, 2, Old London and Provincial Bank, 7, Bank-buildings, Lothbury; 163, Edgware-road; 560, Kingsland-rd., Lewisham, Sutton, and TwickenLondon and County Joint - Stock ham, &c. Banking Co., 21, Lombard-street; Albert-gate, Knightsbridge; 21, Hanover-square; 6, Berkeley-place, Edgware-road; 441, Oxford-street; 34, High-street, Boro'; 67, Highstreet, Kensington; 19, High-street, Islington; 193, Caledonian - road, Islington; 181, Shoreditch; 1, Amherst-road East, Hackney; 6, Henrietta-street, Covent-garden; 74, Westbourne - grove, Bayswater; 165, Westminster Bridge-road; 1, Providence-place, Limehouse; 324, High Holborn; 18, Newingtonbutts, S. E.; 112, Aldersgate-street; 3, Victoria-street, Westminster; Blackheath, Deptford, Greenwich, Woolwich, Stratford, Barnet, and Hammersmith.
London Bank of Mexico and South London and Hanseatic Bank, 86, America, 144, Leadenhall-street.
London and River Plate Bank, 52, Moorgate-street.
London and San Francisco Bank, 22,
London Chartered Bank of Australia,
Mercantile Bank of Sydney, 30, Great
National Bank, 13, Old Broad-street; 68, Bishop's-road, Bayswater; 9, Charing-cross; 189, High-street, Camden Town; 23, Old Cavendishstreet; 68, Grosvenor - gardens, Pimlico; and 158, High-street, Notting-hill.
National Bank of Australasia, 149, Leadenhall-street.
National Bank of India, 39, Thread
Standard Bank of British South
Africa, 10, Clement's-lane, City. Twining, R., and Co., 215, Strand. Union Bank of Australia, 1, Bankbuildings, Princes-street. Union Bank of London, 2, Princesstreet, City; 66, Charing-cross; 14, Argyll-place, Regent-street; Chancery-lane; and Holborn-circus. Union Bank of Scotland, 62, Cornhill. Williams, Deacon, Labouchere, and Co., 20, Birchin-lane.
London and South-Western Bank, 7, Fenchurch-street; 27, Regentstreet; 67. Park-street, Camden Town; High-street, Hampstead; Circus-rd., St. John's-wood; Clap. ham-common; Commercial-road, Stepney; Bow; 10, Loughboroughplace, Brixton; 304, Brixton-road; Manor-terrace, Kilburn; Westowhill, Norwood; Forest-hill; Ealing; Thurlow-place, Lower Norwood; 98, High-street, Peckham; HighIn the several Chartered Banks given below the legalised issue is as follows: