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CONVEYANCE OR TRANSFERAFFIDAVIT, or Statutory declaration made under the provisions

Of Bank of England Stock

£0 7 9

East India Coinpany Stock of 5 and 6 Will. 4, c. 62 ... £0 26

1 10 0

Of any debenture stock or funded debt of any company or APPRAISEMENT or valuation of any property, or of any interest corporation, and colonial generally : for every £100, or fractional therein, or of the annual value thereof, or of any dilapidations, or part of £100, of nominal amount transferred

0 2 6 of any repairs wanted, or of the materials and labour used or to be used Proviso

for composition in these cases, see 43 & 44 Vict., c. 20, in any building, or of any artificers' work whatsoever :

58. 53 to 57. Not exceeding £5 £0 0 8 Exc. £40 and not exc. £50 £0 2 6

Copy or Extract (attested or authenticated), the same duty as
Exc. £5 and not exc. £10 ... 0 0 6

o ő o original, but not to exceed

0 1 0 10 20 0 1 0



0 10 0 LEGACY AND SUCCESSION DUTIES :20 30 0 1 6 200

0 16 0

Rates of duties payable on legacies, annuities, residues, and successions: 30 0 2 0

1 0 0

If the deceased died on or after June 1, 1881, every pecuniary legacy or Bankers' Cheques


residue, or share of residue, although not of the amount or value of £20, BANK NOTE for money :-

is chargeable with duty by the 44 Vict., cap. 12, sec. 42. Not exceeding £1

0 0 6 | Exc. £10 and not exc. £20 0 2 0 To children of the Deceased, or their Descendants, or to the Father or Exc. £1 and not exc. £2 0 0 10



8 O Mother or other Lineal Ancestor of the Deceased, £1 per cent.
5 0 1 3

50 0 5 0

The persons chargeable with duty, at the rate of £1 per cent, are 10 0 1 9


0 8 6 exempt

in cases where the probate or letters of administration have been BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS—Certified copy or ex

obtained on or after June 1, 1881, in respect of the estate and effects, tract of or from any register of

0 0 1 according to the value, whereof duty, shall have been paid on the attidavit, (To be paid by the person requiring such copy or extract.)

or inventory, or account, in confortaity with the 44 Vict., cap. 12.

To Brotbers and Sisters of the Deceased, or their Descendants, £3 per MORTGAGE, BOND, DEBENTURE, COVENANT, WARRANT OF

cent. ATTORNEY to confess and enter up judgment, and FOREIGN SECURITY of any kind. Being the only, or principal, or primary security for the pay- Descendants, £5 per cent.

To Brothers and Sisters of the Father or Mother of the Deceased, or their ment or repayment of moneyNot exceeding £25

To Brothers and Sisters of the Grandfather or Grandmother of the ... £0 0 8 | Ex. £150 and not ex. £200 £0 0 0 Exc. £25 and not exc. £50 0 1 3


Deceased, or their Descendants, £6 per cent.

0 6 8
100 0 2 6

800 0 7 6

To any Person in any other Degree of collateral Consanguinity, or to a 100 0 39

Stranger in Blood to the Deceased, £10 per cent. For every £100, or fractional part of £100, of such amount 0 26

The Husband or Wife is not chargeable with duty; and the Husband or

Wife of a relation is chargeable with duty at the lower rate. CHEQUES, DRAFTS, OR ORDERS ON DEMAND

0 0 1 which must be cancelled by the person drawing the cheque, draft, or

Penalties.- Persons paying or receiving any legacy, residue, or share of

residue liable to duty, without taking or signing the proper receipt for the order, by writing his name on the stamp.

same, are subject to a penalty of £10 per cent on the amount or value of RECEIPT8.-For £2 and upwards

0 0 1 such legacy, residue, or share of residue. N.B. Persons receiving the money are to pay the duty.

Persons not giving notice of a succession, or not delivering an account, Receipts may be stamped within fourteen days of date on payment of £6, are subject to a penalty of £10 per cent upon duty calculated at £1 per cent or within one month on payment of £10, penalty: after that time they for every month of delay. Also see " Probate Duty." cannot be stamped. Penalty for giving a receipt without a stamp, £10.

LETTER OF ALLOTMENT of any share, id. Penalty for not effectually cancelling or obliterating adhesive stamps when used, £10. Penalty for frauds in the use of adhesive stamps, £20.

LETTERS PATENT, GRANT OF, to any honour or dignity, viz. :

Duke, £350; Marquis, £300; Earl, £250 ; Viscount, £200; Baron, £150; PASSPORT

0 0 6 Precedence, £100; Baronet, 6100; Congé d'élire to elect an Archbishop or PROPERTY AND INCOME TAX.

Bishop, £30; any other honour or dignity, £30. Change of surname or From April, 1884, to April, 1885, the Property and Income Tax is fixed at

arms, in accordance with will, £50; upon voluntary application, £10. 5d. in the pound ; incomes of less than £150 per annum exempt ; if above

INLAND REVENUE AND EXCISE LICENSES. £150 and not exceeding £400 are taxed at the rate of 5d. in the pound, Impressed Bill Stamps of the respective values of 1d., 20., 30., 6d., 9d., and allowing an abatement of £120. Other exemptions--the premiums paid by 18., and 6d. adhesive stamps (for agreements, contracts, &c.) are sold at all a person for an Assurance on his own life, or on the life of his wife, or for å the Chief Post Offices. Deferred Annuity to his Widow, are declared free from Income Tax, pro- Civil Service and Judicature Fee Stamps are sold at all Head Post Offices, vided such premiums do not exceed one sixth of his returnable income. Excise Licenses of the following descriptions and values are supplied by The balance of average profits for the three years previous, from April to the Department-viz. :April, deductions allowed to be made. For repairs of premises occupied for Dog, Gun, and Private Brewers' Licenses, which are issued at all Money purposes of trade, and supply and repair of implements and utensils em

Order Offices in England and Scotland. ployed in trade or profession. For bad debts, for average losses, and also

£ 8. d. for rent of house or offices used for the purpose of trade or profession, such Dogs

7 6 sum not exceeding two third parts of such rent.



Private Brewers (not for sale).

... 0 6 0 VALUE OF £20 OR UPWABDS.

Male servants, Carriages, and Arınorial Bearings Licenses which are

issued at all Money Order Offices in England-viz.:The duty is 6d. in the pound in respect of dwelling-houses occupied by any

£ s. d. person in trade who shall expose to sale and sell any goods in any shop or Male Servants

0 15 0 warehouse, being part of the same dwelling-house and in front and on the Carriages, with less than four wheels, or with four wheels and ground or basement story thereof; or by a person licensed to sell therein, weighing less than 4 cwt

0 15 0 By retail, beer; hotel or coffee-house keeper; or as a farmhouse by a tenant Carriages with four wheels and weighing 4 cwt. or upwards 2 2 0 or farin servant, and bona fide used for the purpose of husbandry only. Armorial Bearings, if worn or used, and painted on or affixed to The duty is 9d. in the pound for dwelling-houses and offices not occu- Carriage

2 2 0 pied and used for any of the purposes described in the preceding.

Armorial Bearings, if not on Carriage ...

1 1 0 Exemptions.—Market-gardens and Nursery-grounds.

Game and Gamekeepers' Licenses, which are issued at the London Head PROBATE AND ACCOUNT DUTY:

District Post-Ottices and at some money-order offices in the provinces, On affidavit of value for probate or letters of administration and inventory viz.:

£ 8. d. (unless a former inventory exhibited before June 1, 1881) of estate in Game, whole year

3 0 0 respect of which probate or letters of administration granted or inventory to expire on Oct. 31 in the year in which the License is exhibited on and after June 1, 1881, except as hereafter mentioned, and


2 0 0 an account to be delivered to Commissioners of Inland Revenue under when taken out on or after Nov. 1 to expire on April 5 44 Vict. c. 12, sec. 38, on death of person dying on or after June 1, 1891, of


2 0 0 (1) donationes mortes causa, (2) beneficial interest on property accruing by Gamekeeper

2 0 0 survivorship, (3) property passing under voluntary settlement, interest for life or absolute power of revocation reserved to settler:

RATES OF BROKERAGE. Where value exceeds £100 and not £300, £1 for each £50 or fraction of £50.

There is no scale fixed or recognised by the Committee of the Stock ExWhere value exceeds £300 and not £1000, £1 5s. for each £50 or fraction

change, but the following are the charges usually made for commission by of £50.

stockbrokers :Where value exceeds £1000, £3 for each £100 or fraction of £100.

8. d. The value of estate of person dying domiciled in United Kingdom may

British and foreign funds

per £100 stock 2 6 be ascertained by deduction of debts due to persons resident in United

Exchequer bills

1 0 Kingdom, and funeral

Colonial Government and railway bonds per cent 5 0 expenses.

Shares under £5 ... The legacy and succession duties at 1 per cent are not payable on assets

per share 1 0 £5 to £10...

1 6 covered by the stamp on the affidavit inventory or account.

£10 to £25...

2 0 On affidavit of value or inventory where gross value of personal estate in

£25 to £50...

5 0 United Kingdom or abroad of person dying on or after June, 1, 1881, does not exceed £300.

£50 and above

per cent 10 0 A fixed duty of 30s., which satisfies legacy and succession duties on property

In cases in which stock is under £50 the commission charged is 1 per cent. to which the affidavit or inventory relates. The stamp duty of 68. per cent paid on deed of voluntary settlement of

DAYS OF GRACE. property included in an account will be returned, on production of deed, to Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes, payable at any time after date, person delivering the account.

have three Days of Grace allowed: thus, a bil dated Jan. 1, at two months' Heavy penalties are imposed for not paying probate and account duties date, is not due till March 4; but by a recent Act no Days of Grace are within prescribed time.

allowed on bills drawn at sight, or on demand ; such must, therefore, be Exemptions.---Affidavit or inventory of estate under £100 of person dying paid on presentation. Bills falling due upon Bank Holidays are payable after July 26, 1864, and of estate of any common seaman, marine, or soldier the day after; but those falling due on Sundays, on Good Friday, or slain or dying in her Majesty's service.

Christmas Day, must be paid the day before.

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All Post Offices in the London District are closed on Sundays, with some From the thirtieth report (1881) of the Postmaster-General we gather during certain hours.

few exceptions, which are open for the receipt and dispatch of telegrams there had been a slight decrease in the net revenue, compared with that of the previous year. The decrease was £374,648, and this arose from having Stout Cards-1, 11d. ; 2, 2d. ; 3, 4d. ; 4, 5 d.; 5, 6H. ; 6, 8d. ; 68. 8d. for a

Double or reply inland post-cards are sold at the following prices :to spend, by order of the House of Commons, £180,000 in preparing for the parcel of 60. Thin Cards—1, 1fd. ; 2, 24d.; 3, 3 d. ; 4, 4d.; 5, 6d.; introduction of cheaper 6d. telegrams, and £170,000 for supplying plant and 6, 7d. ; 118. 8d. for a parcel of 120. equipment for the parcels post. The gross revenue actually increased more than £450,000, as against £264,000 last year. And the increase in cor- Office, New Buildings, between ten a.m. and four p.m. (Saturdays between

Inquiries for Missing Letters, &c., should be made at the Secretary's respondence is 3-2 per cent more than the previous year. The number of all ten and one). postal missives per head of the population compared with that of intervals

INLAND BOOK POST. of ten years is :- In 1851 the number of letters per head was 15; in 1864, 22; in 1874, 30; and in 1854, 37. It is a curious fact that the increage has been

The postage is one halfpenny for every 2 oz. or part of that weight. almost exactly at the rate of seven letters for every ten years; and this

A packet posted wholly unpaid is charged with double the book postage; might at first sight suggest that the more recent thorough diffusion of edu- and if posted partially prepaid, with double the deficiency. cation has not materially increased correspondence. It is to be borne in

COLONIAL AND FOREIGN BOOK POST. mind, however, that post-cards were introduced in 1870, and have The limit of size for a book-packet addressed to any place abroad is 24 in. perhaps diminished the number of letters. There are now four post- in length and 12 in. in width or depth. The postage is 1s. a pound. cards sent annually for each person, thus raising the total number of written communications to 41 per head, or nearly double the average

FOREIGN CARD POST. number of 20 years ago. In no other country does correspondence reach The postage of a card is in every case one half the rate for a single letter. such a height. In 1882, the last year for which statistics

Foreign post-cards with an impressed stainp of id. and ifd, each are sold available, 21 letters per head were sent in the United States, 17 in at that rate, and are transtnissible to the majority of the countries of the Germany, 16 in France, 7 in Italy, and 5 in Spain. It is interesting to ob- Union without extra charge, but reference should be made for exceptional serve that our descendants across the Atlantic, though a very bad second, rates to the Post-Otfice Guide. come next to us in the race, while the two leading nations of the Continent

REGISTRATION (INLAND AND FOREIGN). are close together. The average number of postal missives passing through the central office in a week is estimated at 13 millions and a half. At

The fee for registering a letter, newspaper, or book-packet passing Christmas, 1862, an additional 14 millions of letters and packets

passed between any two places in the United Kingdom is twopence. through the office; and last Christmas the number increased to 16,400,000.

The fee chargeable for registration to Colonies and Foreign countries It may be imagined therefore that a large extra force was necessary to cope is variable. See Post-Office Guide. with this exceptional pressure. Last Christmas 1200 additional hands were

Every letter to be registered should be presented at the counter, and a employed, the total number on duty at the central office being thus brought receipt obtained for

it, and should on no account be dropped into the letter up to 3000.

box. If, contrary to this rule, a letter marked “Registered,” be dropped With regard to the parcels post service, this was brought into operation into the letter-box, it will, if directed to any place in the United Kingden op without causing the slightest delay in the delivery of letters. Although it

the British Colonies, be liable to a registration fee of 4d., instead of the was impossible to obtain trustworthy data, it was estimated that the number ordinary fee of 2d. of parcels to be carried would be about 27 millions a year. In the first

INDIAN PARCEL POST. weeks of the parcels post the number carried was at the rate of 15 millions a 1. Persons wishing to send parcels to any part of British India can do so year. Gradually the number increased to the rate of between 21 and 22 through the Indian Parcel Post Agency-established under authority of the millions, and this represents the number carried at the present time. After Director-General of the Post Office of India-at 122, Leadenhall-street, E.C.; some experience it was found possible to effect many ciinplifications und and (Branch Office) at 25, Cockspur-street, S.W. economies, and in many instances accelerating the delivery of parcels. 2. The charge for parcels is 18. per lb. or fraction of 1 lb. (prepayment Without venturing to predict whether the parcels business of the Post Office optional), covering transit from London to destination in India. Insurance would be large or small, Mr. Fawcett is confident that the working expenses may be effected, u desired, at the rate (to be prepaid) of 18. up to £3 value, can be adjusted to the number of parcels carried, thus securing the revenue 2s. 6d. up to £10 value, and 58. up to £20 value. Indian Customs duty (if against loss. The most effectual way of securing economy in the parcels chargeable) will be realised from the addressee. post working, it has been found, is to amalgamate it with the general postal N.B.-Parcels containing books only, or articles treated as books under service of the country. So far from supplanting private enterprise, the rail- the British Inland Book Post Rules, are charged 6d. per Ib. way companies and other carriers have been stimulated to introduce-a cheaper and better parcels service.

COLONIAL AND FOREIGN PATTERN AND SAMPLE POST. The increase in the gross telegraph revenue in the past year was not nearly

There is a Pattern and Sample Post to certain colonies and foreign so great as that of the preceding twelve months, probably a much surer countries, but it is restricted to bona fide trade patterns or samples of index of the state of trade than the increase or decrease of correspondence.

merchandise. The minimum price of a telegram has hitherto precluded its use for private

MODES OF PREPAYMENT. purposes by any but the well-to-do, and even in business matters the tele- Inland letters, newspapers, and book-packets cannot be prepaid in money, graph is out of the habitual use of retail tradesmen. The promised re- but must be prepaid by means of stamps, either adhesive or embossed or duction of the tariff will be a change of a far-reaching

character, and it will impressed. This rule applies also to registered letters. be interesting to note its effects. In the meantime, communication by Exceptions.-At the Chief and District Post Ottices, and at the Charingmeans of the telephone is increasing in large towns and business circles, cross and Lombard-street Post Offices in London, as well as at the Head although here again, as the instrument is at present worked, only the upper Ottices in Edinburgh and Dublin. middle class can participate in the advantages of the invention.

POSTAL ORDERS. The Savings Bank afforded the same remarkable proof of an adaptation to the wants of the population. Nearly a quarter of a million of additional

Postal orders, for certain fixed sums from 1s. up to £1, are issued to the depositors had recourse to the bank during 1883, one in every nine persons public at all post offices at which money order business is transacted. in England and Wales being a customer. In the last ten years both the

The following are the amounts for which postal orders are issued, together aggregate amount deposited and the number of depositors nearly doubled, with the pounduge payable in respect of each order :the sum in the custody of the bank being nearly 42 millions and the number Amount of


Poundage of depositors over 3,100,000, Nor does this represent a mere withdrawal of accounts from other banks, for the business of the trustee savings banks

1s. Od.

78. 60.

1d. showed no falling off.

1s. 6d.

108. Od.

2d. With regard to the jealousy of the Post Office by

28. 60.

20s. Od.

2d. private bankers, it has been found to supply a want to persons of small means. In the county of Cambridge, for instance, with a population of

The person to whom a postal order is issued must, before parting with 190,000, there are only ten places rejoicing in the privilege of a bank, it, till in the name of the Money-Order Office at which the amount is to be whereas there are forty-seven towns and villages possessing a post-office trans- paid. The person so named must, before payment can be made, sign the acting Savings Bank business. On the other hand, it may be anticipated that receipt at the foot of the order, and must also fill in the name of the Money. the saving habits induced in childhood through the possession of an account

Order Office, if that has not been already done. in the Post Office will in after life tend to the benefit of the private banker,

MONEY ORDERS. who should therefore be the friend rather than the foe of so admirable a nursery of thrift. With regard to recent changes in the Postal Order

The commission on Inland Money Orders is :-arrangements, by an alteration of the denominations of orders and by

For sums under 10s., 2d. ; 10s. and under £2, 3d. ; £2 and under £3, 4d.; allowing stamps, to the number of five, to be atfixed to the back of an order, £3 and under £4, 5d.; £4 and under £5, 6d. ; £5 and under £6, 7d.; £6 aná any broken amount up to a pound may now be sent by means of two orders under £7, 8d. ; £7 and under £8, 9d. ; £8 and under £9, 10d. ; '£9 and under at most, while at the same time the poundage has been reduced so inat in £10, 11d. ; £10, 18. no case will the cost of sending such an amount exceed two-pence or two

POST-OFFICE SAVINGS BANKS. pence halfpenny. "The Postinaster-General reports that this change has Post-Office Savings Banks are established at all Money-Order Offices in already increased the circulation of orders by 50 per cent; the number the United Kingdom, and are open for the receipt

and payment of money issued being at the rate of 18 millions and a hali in the year.

and for the transaction of Government Stock business daily during the GENERAL POSTAL RATES.

hours appointed for Money-Order business. The rates of postage on inland letters prepaid are as follow, viz:

INLAND TELEGRAMS. For a letter not exceeding 1 oz.


The charge for telegrams throughout the United Kingdom is 18. for the Exceeding 1 oz., but not exceeding 2 oz.


first twenty words, and 3d. for every additional five words or part of five 2 oz., and less than

words. The names and addresses of the sender and receiver are not counted.
and less than

6 oz., and less than
8 oz., and less than

10 oz.


The following are the general conditions in regard to weight, dimensions, 10 oz., and less than 12 oz.

rates, and time of postage:A letter exceeding the weight of 12 oz. is liable to a postage of 18. for


The rate of postage. to be preevery ounce, beginning with the first ounce. A letter, for example, weighing

paid in ordinary postageof i weight

stampsbetween 14 oz. and 15 oz. must be prepaid 18. 3d.

A letter posted unpaid is chargeable on delivery with double postage; and if insufficiently prepaid is chargeable with double the deticiency.

Not exceeding 1 lb....

Os. 3d. Too Late Fee. --The late fee charged for posting inland ordinary letters, Exceeding 1 lb. and not exceeding 3 16.

Os, 6d. after the time of closing the boxes for the dispatch of a mail, is extended

3 lb.
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Os. 9d. and reduced to an unitori rate of a halfpenny.

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10. Report of a defeat of Egyptian listinct recognition by her Majesty's troops near Souakim by the Mandi. Ministers of the obligations incurred

Smithfield Club Cattle Show by their intervention in Egypt. There 1883. 23. The City Commissioners of opened at Islington.

being no reply from the Ministeria) SEPTEMBER. Sewers determine to light certain

11. At a meeting of representatives side, a division was taken, and the

of Cricket Clubs at Lord's, it was re- amendment was defeated by 77 to 22. 3. Funeral of the Comte de Cham- parts of the City by electricity. bord at Güritz.

24. Opening of the South Wales solved not to employ any bowler 7. School Board budget : rate in4. The Order of the Garter conUniversity at Cardiff.

whose delivery might be regarded as creased to 8 d. in the pound. ferred on Prince Albert Victor. 26. Mr. Copeman crossed from doubtful.

- The manager and four members Dover to Calais on his patent life

Presentation of £87,000 to Mr. of the committee of the Park Club, - A bust of Fielding unveiled at

Parnell as an Irish national tes- Park-lane, tined £500 each, and three Taunton by the American Minister,

saving raft.

29. International Russell Lowell

Trades Union timonial.

members of the club £100 each, for 5. Death of Ivan Turguenief, the

12. Ipswich Election : West (L), gambling. Conference opened at Paris.

8. Baker Russian novelist. Mr. Irving made his first appear- | 3226; Charley (C), 2816.

Pasha recalled from ance in New York at the Star Theatre land, causing much destruction of the place being undertaken by British

A heavy gale swept over Eng-Souakim, in view of the protection of Insurrectionary movement in Croatia. in “The Bells."

troops. 6. International Medical Congress the Underground Railway, by which 80. Two dynamite explosions on property and great loss of life.

14. Statue of Lord Beaconsfield Conference of delegates from opened at Amsterdam.

unveiled at Liverpool.

vestries and district boards to con10 Miss Booth and Miss Charles- forty persons were injured! worth arrested at Geneva and con- mally closed by the Prince of Wales. 31. The Fisheries Exhibition for

17. The Crown Prince of Germany sider the continuous increase of School arrived at Rome.

Board expenditure. veyed over the French frontier.

- Collision in the Irish Channel

- Patrick O'Donnell executed at 10. Death of Cetewayo, in the re11. Admiral Pierre, the French commander at Tamatave, died. between the steamer Holyhead and Newgate for the murder of James served territory.

11. The Sobiesky

Queen's Book, “More

the Serman barque Alhambra: fifteen Carey, the informer.
lives lost,

- Capture of Sontay by the French. Leaves from the Journal of Our Life bration took place at Vienna.

21. Wigan Election : Éckersley (C), in the Highlands,” published. 12. The Duke of Hamilton won


General Gordon arrived at the St. Leger with Ossian.


Five of the prisoners connected Berber, on his way to Khartoum. 13. Luther Festival opened at Wittenberg by the Crown Prince of

Disturbances at Londonderry with the dynamite explosions in Glas- Commons : Mr. Bra llaugh adGermany. consequent on the visit of the Lord gow sentenced to penal servitude for vanced to the table of the House and

life, and five to seven years each. apparently_administered the oath to 14. Three days' engagement be- Mayor of Dublin.


26. Jockey Club

2. Departure for India of the Duke tween the French and the “Black

that himself. The Speaker directed him Flags” in Tonquin, in which the of Connaught, accompanied by the jockeys shall not be licensed who run to withdraw, and Sir Stafford North

Duchess, to take command of the horses, and that betting by jockeys cote moved that the ceremony Mr. latter were routed with heavy loss. Meerut Division. shall not be allowed.

Bradlaugh bad gone through not - Cortachy Castle, the Forfarshire River Plate Bank Frauds dis

being in accordance with the statute, seat of the Earl of Airlie, destroyed covered.


he be not permitted to take the oath. by tire. 5. Return of the Princess Louise


Carried by 280 to 113, Mr. Bradlaugh 17. Mr. Gladstone visited Copenhagen in the Pembroke Castle. and the Marquis of Lorne from

himself voting, but his vote was ex

2. Terrible railway accident near punged on a division by 258 to 161. Canada, Failure of the Exchange Bank 8. Celebration of the 99th birthday

Toronto : twenty-nine lives lost. A motion that he be excluded from of Montreal; liabilities, 3,000,000 dols.

The body of Mr. John Broome the House till he engage not to dis- The ship St. Leonards, with emi: of Sir Moses Montefiore. 9. Luther Commemoration held.

Tower, found in the Stoke Newing- turb its proceedings carried by 228 to grants for New Zealand, run down

ton (New River Company) reservoir. 120. and sunk by the steamer Cormorant

13. The Duke of Edinburgh laid
the foundation-stone of a new wing
Vurderer not discovered.

12. Canon Stubbs appointed Bishop off Dartmouth. 18. O'Donnell, the assassin

4. The Egyptian Government ask of Chester, in place of Dr. Jacobson, to the General Hospital, Croydon. of 14 Bombardment of Foulepoint Soudan question.

for decision of British Cabinet on the resigned; and Dr. Ridding, of WinJames Carey, the informer, landed at Southampton. (Madagascar) by the French.

6. A convent burned at Belleville, well.

chester College, first Bishop of South19. British Association, meeting,

Depositing the Scotch regi- near St. Louis (Mis.): 31 lives lost. mental colours in St. Giles's Cathe

New writ issued for Northampopened at Southport.

8. Formation of a new Egyptian ton, Mr. Bradlaugh having accepted 20. Commemoration of the entry of dral, Edinburgh.

16. M. De Lesseps visited Liverpool

Ministry, under Nubar Pasha. Italian troops into Rome.

the Chiltern Hundreds.

10. Derry County Election; Mr. 24. Arrival in England of Mr. and addressed the merchants on the Walker, Solicitor-General for Ireland, and population massacred.

Souakim captured; the garrison Shaw, the missionary, who suffered

returned unopposed. Limerick Election : McMahon

15. Paisley Election : Mr. Clarke imprisonment at the hands of the French Admiral at Tamatave. (N), 922; Bpaight (C), 473.

16. Meeting of Nationalists at|(L), 3049; Lord Ernest Hemilton Explosion of Rocket Factory 19. Defeat of a detachment under Black Lion (Enniskillen) proclaimed (C); 1806. by the Government.

18. General Gordon arrived at at Woolwich Arsenal : two lives lost. Captain Moncrieff, British Consul at

17. The Reformatory ship Clarence Khartoum, and issued a proclamation

the 25. Kadi Keni, a suburb of Con- Souakim, who was

burned at Liverpool. encounter.

to the inhabitants remitting taxation, stantinople, destroyed by fire.

Completion of
the Arlburg road, burned.

20. Lusby's Music-Hall, Mile-end- &c.

19. Northampton Election : Brad20. Joseph Poole, a Fenian, found

21. Loss of the steamer Columbus laugh (L), 4032; Richards (C), 3664. 1. King Alfonso, meeting with an

off the coast of Massachusetts : 104 20. West Norfolk Election : Mr. C. unfriendly reception, hastily left guilty at Dublin, after a second trial,

lives lost. Paris. of the murder of another Fenian

S. Read (C) returned unopposed. ---Miss Booth, Miss Charlesworth, named Kenny, and sentenced to death. Heywood in the case of the Bishop (Lord Mayor of Dublin), unopposed.

22. Judgment against Sir J. P. 21. Meath Election : Wm, Meagher and four other Salvationists, arrested 21. Army of Hicks l'asha, in the by the Swiss authorities, acquitted Soudan, annihilated by the troops of tute Mr. Cowgill to the living of letter from Mr. Bradlaugh, upon

of Manchester, who refused to insti

Commons: The Speaker read a and released.

the Mahdi. 2. King Alfonso, on his arrival at 22. York Election : Milner (C), Miles Platting, in place of Mr. Green, which Sir s. Northcote moved to

deprived. Madrid, met with an enthusiastic 3948; Lockwood (L), 3927.

re-affirm the resolution that Mr. reception.

23. Heavy gale swept over 23. Conference between the London

the Bradlaugh be excluded from the The Church Congress opened at Chamber of Commerce and M. De British Islands: great damage to precincts of the House until he underReading. Lesseps. property and many lives lost.

take not to disturb its proccedings. 3. The Exhibition Buildings at 26. Warden, late manager of the

24. General Gordon arrived at Cairo Carried by 226 to 173.

en route for the Soudan. Pittsburg. (Penn.) destroyed by fire. River Plate Bank, sentenced to twelve

Tokar surrendered to the rebels, Dedication of Burnham Beeches years' penal servitude, for stealing Gordon Governor-General of the

25. The Khedive appointed General commanded by Osman Digna. to the public use. the securities of the Bank.

22. Lords: Appointment of a Royal

Soudan." 4. Manchester Election Houlds- 27. John Davis Watters, stock

Commission into the Housing of the

Ilbert Bill, as amended, passed Working-Class Population moved by worth (C), 18,188; Pankhurst (Rad), broker, sentenced to twelve years' | into law. 6216. penal servitude for veceiving with a

Lord Salisbury, and agreed to. Speech

27. Fifteen lives lost by an ex- by the Prince of Wales. 14. Forty women killed during a guilty knowledge from Warden, secre

plosion at Pen-y-graig Colliery, 25. Commons: Tharks of the House panic in the Synagogue at Siwonka, tary of the London and River Plate

Rhondda Vatley.

voted to the Speaker for his services 16. Cetewayo surrendered to Mr. 30. Meeting of the Shipowners' of Lucknow and Simla off the Isle of

28. Collision between the ships City in the Chair for over twelve years. Osborne, the British Resident in Association and M. De Lesseps; basis

26. Mr. A. Peel, member for WarZululand. of an agreement for the future reguWight : latter sunk,

wick, elected Speaker without oppo17. Earthquake in the neighbour-lation of the Suez Canal agreed to.

Sculling Championship on the sition, in place of Mr. Brand. hood of Smyrna: 100 lives lost. Judgment of the House of Lords Thames : Bubear beat Elliott.

English Cart Horse Society An observatory opened on the pronounced in favour of Mr. Dobbs

29. Launch of H.M.S. Warspite at opened at the Agricultural Hall,

Chatham. summit of Ben Nevis. against the right of the Grand

Islington, (18. The remains of Dr. Harvey Junction Waterworks to charge upon stalled as Lord Rector of Edinburgh Railway Station.

30, Sir Stafford Northcote in- -Explosion of dynamite at Victoria placed in a marble sarcophagus, pro-! the gross value of premises, vided by the Royal College of Phy-|


27. Her Majesty's approbation of sicians, at Hempstead Church, Essex.

the choice of Mr. A. W. Peel as DECEMBER - A sword of honour presented to


Speaker of the House of Commons. Sir Archibald Alison by the citizens 2. Serious rioting occurred in Wex- 1. Meeting at Mansion House to

New Convention with the Transof Glasgow. ford. form a Hospitals Association,

vaal delegates signed in London, 22. Count Stefan Batthyany shot 4. Calcutta Exhibition opened by 4. Defeat of Baker Pasha in at

28. South Lincolnshire Election : dead in a duel with Dr. Julius Rosen- the Viceroy.

tempting to relieve Tokar; 2000 killed Mr. M. E. Finch-Hatton (C), unopberg. at Ternesvar, Hungary. 7. Lord Ripon intimated to the out of a force of 3500.

posed. 23. The Marquis of Lansdowne Indian Legislative Council that the 5. Parliament opened by Commis

Discovery of dynamite and inlanded at Quebec, and sworn in as Secretary of State bad approved the sion. Lords: Debate on the Address, fernal machines in the clouk-rooms Governor-General of Canada. Ilbert Bill, but it had been limited so which was agreed to. Commons :

Charing-cross and Paddington - Mr. H. T. Barclay won the as to include only ex-officio district Amendment to the Address pro- Railway Stations. Cambridgeshire Stakes with Bendigo. magistrates and sessions judges. posed by Mr. Bourke, asking for a (Continued on page 20.)

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