Englishman, April 23, 1864


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Englishman (Newspaper) - April 23, 1864, London, Middlesex Pro Begina et WITH WHICH THE A Pro Ecclesia et XXXVH NO IKEGIJBTZEED FOB TPAnminulTmT LONDON APETL PRICE THEEEPENCE THE IffSTTRAffCE COMPAJHES AND TH THB course of like the course of true never did run at is the moral of a pamphlet recently issued by 3IrHenry thn wellknown writer on Banking and kindred This in the lirochurt mentioned has sought to analyse the accounts of Insurance and to condense the contents of a ponderous Blue Book within the Email limits of sixtyfour pages The worth of the publication must be estimated by its since in variety of information and accuracy of detail it might vie with much more portly and pretentious In some prefa tory remarks which occupy the place of an Ayres disclaims all partisan ship or The object of his under taking is not to destroy one Insurance Company and set up but its principal as avowed on the is to examine the real advantages of publicity by reference to the Companies presented to Parliament in liefli In this herculean task it be camj jrpgtjiaite to review the necessities and the Joint Stock Com panies Act took its and to glance the Insurance Companies of the Empire appear We do not wish to murder the innocents or to mutilate the slain when we say that to many the pamphlet of Ayres will prove both an epitaph and an Such a wholesale exposure of something rotten in the state of a beggarly account of empty boxes has seldom been brought to notice of the Let tu venture a taste of Ayress in thlTspllowing trenchant analysis oftjieJOnited Brothers This Eko the profeaei to do freal deal relief of the necessitous its accounts tall a different The grit balanosaheet extends over a year and ten and during that time it managed to in the shape of 4467 but the expenditure for management and the claims in the mttantiirff amounted to or at the rate of 10936 per on the legitimate The Company also collected on the following sums First Deposit on shares Second on 66 Folly paid up on 17 Half paid np on 1 84 18 4 6 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 6 at the ftnoniftliep which that otherwise useful is And we must cWesi that the following remarks are eminently accounts of all the offices ertSSiied prior la that Why this should hare beeinfjM tintvdpliDt appear to have been very satis factory for no legitimate reason could be why the financial conditon of these should ba taken npon trust without the publication of any of their and than that of the offices established at a sub It is not assumed that the position of the bluer office may not be out then ll no proof of a public nature that they are It Is a ques tion worthy of consideration whether the time has not arrired when the public should be put in possession of information from these offices of a nature that should be a guarantue for the continuance of the confidence they nave hitherto Amongst the offices of this the following are theprincipal c The Royal and Sun Leeds and York Liverpool and Norwich and West of England North British and Northern and Scottish Union Church of National United Kingdom To our vulgar the want of retrospective action to say the a repre hensible omission as we delight in that spirit of fair play which is em bodied in the What is sauce for the goese should be sauce for the Leaving these companies to rejoice in the immunity and privilege of we must nert address ourselves to the multitudinous Offices which bave sprung into being within the last twenty years since the whole of these come fairly within the scope of the Act above referred Yet TiOw sotry is the record of their compliance with the duty exacted by the wisdom of Scores of them have never mnde any returns at Others have sent in statements with the most intermittent while not a few have so mysti fied their accounts as to argue incapacity in the what is equally re luctance to With the recalcitrant we leave the RegistrarGeneral to deal eventually as he may think they have received a heavy blow and a great discouragement at the hands of who is not slow to mark his sense of their For what says our author respecting the Blue on which his analysis and criti cisms are This book contains 302 pages of matter relative to Assurance and other The total number of Companies referred to in the return is MO of this number only 79 companies hare made any returns to the Registration Office since while 171 from various given no returns So it is clear that the law of publicity is either regarded with supreme contempt by tils greater portion of these com or they have some other motive in refusing to submit thoir accounts to public But thu is a question which the law should decide It most be a strange law which is so slovenly drawn as to allow twothirds of those who come within its power to bresk it with impunity yet this has been the result of the law which purposed to give to public companies the advantages to be derived from the publicity given to their After reviewing certain objections which may be taken to the course required by the Go vernment the writer observes If anything can possess a more legitimate affinity to Tlimited liability than another it is publicity in accounts for without in its strictest Limited liability may easily become another term for That this subject has not escaped the attention of insurance companies may be gathered from the many attempts on thoir part to comply with the demands of the Registrar General They know that the returns are published from time to time in a collected form by order of the Houie of Commons and that eventually the real truth must ooze put in the current of Parliamentary debating or in the columns of the newspaper On this point again we resort to who The real value of in placing these before tbe is measured wholly by the accuracy with Vhich they convey information on certain that are to be known com panies who convey this to the public in the clearest and most satisfactory manner must he put in contradistinction to those who evidently labourto be bewildering and We thus arrive at the Blue Book which forms the subject of our present It professes te embody the accounts of companies that have been published annually by the RegistrarGeneral since the returns of in accordance with the Act of sad 8 and shows the year of registration and the periods embraced by the several as they have been presented to We therefore assume that we nave migrated from the dubiousness of uncertainty into the domain of since the statememts rendered now in and and patent to the perusal of all who may wish to read Egnres are confessedly dry and bat they must not on that account bo disre They speak an universal and cannot easily be diverted from their legitimate In they may he je garded as the rhetoric of commerce and the of It in the cue before be remembered they are not the compi lations of a hostile but have Jieisti to the RegistrarGeneral by the very kclut and whose snccewes they re spectively by the standard of their individual 93 11 6 As the claims for sickness and death alone amounted to in the first all this portion of the capital was consumed at and the expenditure as also charges with for deficiencies of late If it were not for the solemnity attached to the the public might almost feel inclined to satirise the boldness with which a certain class of men persevere in carrying on some of these It appears that for a period of fire years and ten this Company under the head of Liabilities incurred had yet it managed in 1868 to expend 9148 of its receipts in at the ratio of 10965 per cent and in 10183 per and for the whole term of seven years and ten at the ratio of 9938 per From this very questionable mode of pro ceeding we gladly to the brighter side of the it must not be considered that Life and Fire Assurance is a and that all Boards of Management are Were it so we should have little faith in human Conspicuous among the more promiient of our leading Insurance Companies is the Royal a name that has passed into a household word for all that is and business On this distinguished office our critic makes the following commentary This although transacting such a very much larger business than the others referred to in the Blue yet contrives to render all its accounts in a complete and satisfactory its state by showing how thoroughly the Act can be com plied justify a strong censure on the slipshod method adopted by aoste other This eulogium carries with it a double signi since it shows that the RegistrarGene rals demands can be met without any special and that one of the largest of modern Insurance Companies with an enormous capital and worldramified agencies can so localise ita several items of account as to make the general statement of liabilities and assets clear and com prehensible to the apprehension of the Govern ment and the In presence of such an emphatic testimony from one so competent to form an we might well hesitate to en yet we feel that a revelation like that now before us demands something more than a cursory The Royal has perhaps done more than any existing Company to popularise he principles and practice of Assurance in the wo departments of Fire and Its agents are a be found in every and we had almost said in every hamlet of the and if anything dishonourable could be the xuth would long since have been But what is the fact With an income from xth branches exceeding halfamillion with a reserved Fund equal to every with competitors craving for business on every it has maintained by steady integrity the noiseless tenor of its until to be at tafi at the has passed into an axiom and is repeated as an Ihe Balnea Sbaeto of InmaaeewOa the of Pol Aooounta of O Earnest in 1861 Bjr to Par of Ayres Financial London John Popes Head THE SOCIETY FOR IRISH CHURCH MISSIONS TO THE ROMAN From the Church Religious journalism its amenities as wefl as its and among the former we are privi leged to reckon a careful perusal of the records con nected with this truly evangelical and apostolic To say that we have read with pleasure the documents placed at our disposal would be to confess but half the truth they nave been perused with profit and seeing that they carry us back to first and land us upon an era of effort altogether if not altogether unpa Within the last thirty years there has been a great outcry about Justice to Ireland and we are free to admit that the records of history go far to support the although in a sense different to that accepted by political has bequeathed a long category of ills to and these have been seething through many centuries of They originated as far back as the reign of Henry the when the ecclesias tical union between the two countries at the Synod of in imposed upon the independent and purer Church of Erin the ritual and discipline of the Romanized Church of This even tuated in a catastrophe which no afterefforts have hitherto been able to The Reformation in England freed as a from Papal tyranny but no effective measures were taken to supplement the work by extending ita blessings to the sister The Act of in only served to complete civilly what had already heen effected both in the prereformation and postreformation The articles of that compact were addressed more particularly to the temporalities of the two which made the union and maintenance of both as one United Church the basis of action in time to Our readers may per haps pardon us for reciting the Fifth Article of Union in confirmation of this The clause to which we refer takes the subjoined That the Churches of and as now by law be united into one Protestant Epis copal to be called Tht United Church of Eng land and Ireland and that the disci and government of the said United Church stall and shall remain in full force for as the same is now established for this Church of England and that the continuance and preservation of the said United Church of England and Ireland shall be deemed and taken to be an euentiai and fundamental part of tht We have purposely omitted all allusion to the intermediate stepe taken in the reign of Elizabeth and other monarchs our simple purpose being to show that having planted Popery in Ireland by royal authority in the days of Nicholas commonly known as Adrian we aimed subse quently by the Act of Union to impoee upon that generous people the creeds and fomularieg of the Church of England in virtue of Parliamentary en actment The true union of heart with the cordial sympathy that grows mt of mutual appre and tbe interchange ol kindly re mains yet to be for Ireland wfll never be and free till she is reinstated in the possession of her primitive simplicity of wor ship and Scriptural orthodoxy of To bring about this muchdesired consummation is the object of the Society for Irish Church Missions to the Roman which haa after the irimilitnAfl of the mustard from the smallest to an overshadowing and protecting Like many other godlike it owns no very illustrious it may be said to have originated in the painstaking zeal and enlightened energy of one seeing the whole country given to sought to turn upon the multi tudinous abominations of A stream from Siloes brook which flowed Fast by the oracle of God and thus to bring the might of Omnipotence to bear upon the A clergyman of our own the Alexander rector of led by Providential oircum r i j i OOQ o TTin famine and emigration have reduced the aggregate very and left an impress on the Protestant population But remarkable changes of another West onoe the abode of lawlessness and as we know from the independent testimony of the cele brated is now sitting clothed and in its right The Church in its darling ideal of those who do little topromote its there being The converts gathered from Popery by this Society out of the several districts are being and pastured and strange results are being brought to pass from simple It seems as though the stone hewn of without was level ling the and compelling even the to What hath Qod wrought f of Ireland has and a new refonnsttifeis being The fol lowing statenjertaadducedby tfce at the a few weeks ago need no cojfttoai It is the testimony of figures to the The parishes in Conneniara and Joyce in the comity of in which the missionary work has been carried are the MOVTUJ with Omey with including mcludingOugh and a distant part of The following is the comparative statement with respect to these taken from the two official of the Commjs sionen in and the census of the parish of in there were 44 members of the Established Church in 308 in the parish of Movms with in 106 in 268 in toe parish of with Clifden town and public in 191 in 827 in the palish of Ballinakfll with in in 278 in the parish of KTlUnin with and part of in 94 in 269 in the parish of KBcummin with and part of in 138 in 321 in the extreme west of in and part of in none in It therefore appears that in the year in all these parishes there were 692 members of the Established and that in the year 1861 there were what more need we whea even census tables come in aid of this society and con the reports of its missionaries by tie rhetoric of fact YeLthfi Having change spoken of in the Bible is after all tie great test of and this is to be found in striking frequency as we LravBiae the pagei of The Banner of Truth in and other publications of this We append one evidence of Qua for lack of must suffice having done sOj venture on commend ing the Irish Church and all identified with their promotion and to Him who baa promised not to be unmindful of any work which prooeedeth of love I was six and thirty years bunded by the dark and J doctrinei of resting on priestcraft for my rest Now look at the cause I have to happy affliction to see that the Lord sent the Spirit to strengthen to get stripped of all my false and to come to rest on Jesus Christ alone for and eternal joy all these I have found through the atoning Wood of the Christ is all and all at The priest wfll tell you to offer yourself to the blessed Virgin to to or or Paul while who is sitting on the throne at the right iand of His OHM unto I am getting very weak but honour be to tie Lamb of I can look up where I find strength and peace in my loving whom I will shortly and then enjoy the Happiness of that glorious rest He has purchased for and faith fully promise to all who I and adore the name of Jesus Christ and may my eyes and my heart cease to looking up unto Him who is the Author and Finisher of our As he reached the deepest place in the swelling he cried out to those he was leaving Jzros ii more pndoui than ever and than fiis voice failed and in a few on abundant entrance hod PAULS CATHZDHAL SPECIAL The Liddon was the preacher of St Pauls on Sunday evening His text was Acts Te are witnesses unto in his last bequeathed a legacy of glory and of suffering to the myriads of to bear witness for It was a distinct Christian a duty we owe to to witness tor TTim in our life and Tbe preacher con cluded with the solemn Is there anything in us do or endure which brings before our fellow men the life work of our ascended Saviour P There was an overflowing including a large number of the The Lessons were read by the On April the parish church of which for the last twelve months has been undergoing was rededicated to the service of God by the Bishop of The churchwardens with their the clergymen to the number of about the the bishop and his Talked in procession from the school to the rnimring the 118th The prayers were read by the Fellow Tutor of Exeter and the service was aided by the choir of the which had very kindly accom panied The sermon was preached from 8t Mark xL by the bishop of the diocese the afternoon preacher was the whose text was The Guardian states that the bishop was preceded in the procession by his pastoral and gave the bene diction holding it in his hnnj CHCKCH or ENOLAND Yonxo As our report ef proceedings at Exeter Hall on Tuesday the 12th was we now supply an accurate of the prizes awarded by the Lord Bishop of London to the successful candidates at the late Com petitive rVnaainnrifmn First eeotion Subject Biblical First value given by his Grace Archbishop of Central District second valne given by the Islington third value given by Certificates were awarded to Harrington and of the Central Second section The Evidences of First value S3 given by the Lord Bishop of second value given by East London third valne given by Central District were awarded to John Central and Thomas All Third section Subject The History of the Missionary Work of the Church of fiat value given by Henry k Iilinfton second value given by Central District third value given by Jeffarissy Central District Fourth seetion Subject English History from 1509 to First value giienby All 8picersteet second value given by Charles North London value given by Central District Certificateewereainrsled to Northwest T London and Orpin The Duke of hud stances to visit Ireland in the years His mission was to plead the cause of the Jews Society in the at about the time of the April 80 true is it that man but God While so engaged he became acquainted with many of the Irish and in when requested to address them at their moming he took occasion to impress upon his brethren the importance of attending to the spiritual wants of the Romanists in their several That redoubtable nhamninn nf the Robert followed in the sameatrain of reasoning and proving himself a highly useful The clergy dis inclined to give them so muchas a as the barriers to any such action on their part seemed to be Subsequent travels through different parts of Ireland served to assure Dallas that missionary efforts of order could hardly ail of His antecedents gave courage to his A long residence in Spam and and shorter sojourns in Portugal and had enabled him to learn much of the operations of Bomamsm on the human mind and More his early military career specially adapted him for the widely spread system of organisation which he so efficiently brought to bear in the spiritual warfare he has since carried againt the powers of aad taught him to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ Besides these qualifi he superadded that eminent characteristic of Christian the praying always with all prayer and watching thereunto with all In 1845 through the tiaely intervention and rrenerous aid of the late of High he was enabled to falfil his longcherished purpose of doing something for Sujtabte tracts were and widely Friends were enlisted in thegtwd and in 1848 a society was The late and evertobe lamented Kdward Woot and the Dallas were appointed honorary secretaries to the The present Bishop of Ripon succeeded his unole in the same aud is yat true to the cause which he long since Hany minor ohangeehave doubtless passed over this but its primary and distinctive features remain Its object is the conversion of the Boman Catholics of Ireland to Scriptural and the advancement of the Reformation in The avowed procedure is an faifhfuL and affectionate declaration of tie Gospel from the from house to by the by friendly disputa tion Acts by text of the and teaching in and The language employed is Irish or and every form of agency is nated to the spread of evangelical trnttu The ostensible results are to be seen in Dubhn and various parts of where of converts hare been gathered out of are attending Protestant warship in ohm have heen and in schoolrooms whwh have been lieeused for the The following summary presents a seye view of the activities now in missionary lay agents and Scripture 64 69 160 Kak and English tart teaeheri been ministered unto George Connor into the ever lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Contributions to the Society for Irish Church Missions to the Roman Catholics will be received at the Buckingham Communications are requested to be ad dressed to the LieutenantColonel at the address given THE BISHOP OF LONDONS The Bishop of London presided on Thursday over a meeting of the churchwardens in his convened in WUUss in connection with the fund which his lordship has originated for the spiritual wants of and quoting four cases in support of his argu ments as to the urgent need of doing something to meet such In the it is stated that the total population of the parish was nearly about twothirds were of the labouring and onethird were mercantile was only with accommodation and no mission room or other place of divine There were six Dissenting accommodating No Roman Catholic There were three two and one City missionary three Church which accommodate 840 three Dissenting schools with accommodation for one ragged school for It appeared that for this population of me Church and Dissenters together provided which would not be sufficient for a population of persons there nearly in tnis parish for whom no provisiom was made in any place of In the seeond cose there was a population of which since 1861 hod increased ground was also laid out for building immediately and ultimately representing an expected increase of Jto tke pre sent There wss ore parish church with accommodation for a schoolchurch containing 600 or 700 and a small chapelefeaae containing abomt In the Surd parish there were and the parish church and proprietary chapel contained accommodation for about in the other case there were of theworkine and there was one church with t Derby of Irhlch city Graee ttlugh 8t district barbeen foraMd toineet of that pent of Lrfchnwli whkiV takfer in A largefropottion of tiie tbe Midland Railway thejireeeftt it has been nBaertttotfby the tioarof who lennwion for ie the district viear of St whose jurisdiction the hamlet of Litchurch is Sunday attendance day scholars of English and aggregate visits during one persons T K the Bevv Qeorga Websters we are prepared manitafn ai any parallel is to in mfiderainiMirJortM successes of thisnoblejenterpri to our aid in determining the Prior to 1846 fte Catholic aaranted to nearly Since that date ad two missionrooms containing Hamilton cEurohwarden of Marylebone moved a resolution to that the meeting having heard the statement of the Bishop pledged itself to sup port flus movement for the extension of the means of grace throughout the Marshall church warden of the and Harvey of Islington supported but explained in Islington a committee already existed forthe purpose of supplying church and he fearea another committee would clash with the ex isting but the parish would subscribe to the fund by means of After few words from Lord Matthewi of St and Lord the motion WM carried Hoare cturchwarden of DunstansintheWest moved the second wtich was to the effect thaSt opinion of tbe meeting that the plan of the executive was carry out the objects m anathafthe meeting pledged taelf to carry it out jufaf Pepper exflhurchwarden of Martins seconded the and after a few words from the resolution was put and A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated ths A welldreaei man bai generally given attention to three flie style of his tke purity of and the fit of his In the cranium deptrtoflnt ranch discretion U u outn cbptoa is always With a view of saving the preMnMg ttom with the Cfcv Hat in wai established has long since acquired Thoughts in Verse for the Hardworking and Suffer Fifth 21st London William This is one of those portable and useful little publications for the issue of which William Macintosh has made himself The price at which these Thoughts in Verse is and the object contemplated by the wfll doubtless operate to give the fifth edition a still wider circle of appreciating The Harkworking and the Suffering are a class whose necessities have seldom been consulted in the form now presented to our re Whfle the former have little latter have little strength and so comes to paas that the wants of the industrious and the invalid members of our population require to be met in the same John idtou very beautifully remarks in one 01 his marvellous They also serve who only stand and wait and doubtless submission is an element in From a poem entitled As Little Children we extract the first part as singularly felicitous and faithful in its Oh do we take our Bibles np To profit by the When in the Holy Book we read The teaching of our Lord Oh do we come as children Free of all And learn the lesson from His lips While sitting at His feet And do we learn as children learn With heart as well as head Rejoicing in the light and love That round the world He shed And do we gather in the And bear the love To rest upon us thro the And guide us thro the day The childlike spirit ia the And unto such is given The blessedness of life on The entrance into There is a fulness of Scriptural statement combined with a fertility of poetising about this suffi cient to recommend it to all as a means of personal profit and a prompter to The London Ave Bristol William Winestreet This is a cheap monthly of convenient and varied designed for the defence of Pro It certainly comes forth armed capa rne for the and deals sturdy blows in all As a publication it would perhaps be nnfair to express an opinion upon it from ita first issue but BO far as we can judge the editor under stands tbe appeal ad baculiniim in its full As members of the Church of England we cannot wel come such a redoubtable champion as an and receive bis teaching on the discs ab haste John Hampdau does not seem to have acquired the art of speaking the truth in aud we would counsel a slight admixture of tbe svaviter in modo with bis strong decoction of tbe fortiter in A blow in the face is to a stab in the Such drastic treat ment ef a confessedly painful disease as that which now afflicts the Church may be all very but we should certainly prefer its being administered on tbe honsEopathic system as we are personally thought to require MESSRS AND GALPIVS Casselfs Itiwstrated Part In our brief and hurried notice of Petter and Gslpins publications at the commence ment of the present month we were compelled by failing health and want of space to content ourselves with a general approval of their This firm has long been celebrated for the production of sterling literature at a low and the fame thus earaedhasbeeniustly Folio wing in the wake ofCassells Illustrated Bunyan and Cassell s Illustrated we are now favoured with an edition of in point of accuracy and will worthily compare with its attractive While Ireland has just reared a monument to one of her most illustrious it is but right and fitting that which was for many years tbe home of Oliver should pay some worthy tribute to bis honoured As the contemporary of and his name occupies a conspicuous place in our and will ever be held in affectionate The author of tbe Vicar of Wakefield was no ordinary In him were lighted the fires of genius and from bis heart was poured forth many an outburst of deathless The characters he pourtrayed and the scenes he delineated were drawn from while ever and anon some moral lends emphasis to his teaching and effectiveness to his The story of Primrose and his family is unique in construotiveness and and will endure as long as the language in which it is Xo piimdlin sentiment mars the purity of the nor can anything induce the reader to lay aside the book after having once taken it in The mpno gamic theories of the worthy and tbe manifold idiosyncracies of Primrose and her stand out in all the freshness of lifelike and serve to express the generic foibles that always haunt poor human The publishers have done wisely in commencing the issue of Goldsmiths writings with this immortal two pages of containing The Hermit with an are worth more than the entire cost of the We are happy to learn that the enterprise already gives promise of being amply and the public we feel hasten to possess themselves of so exquisite a On ornament and illustration and Galpin have been lavish iu their out and have sought to do for Goldsmith what they have already done for his scarcely more popular We can fancy fie ghost of old Samuel Johnson gazing with loving admiration on the issue of the work which he in his lifetime estimated at its true when he pronounced although not in so many a narrative which the English people would not willingly let HOUSE OF TBAXSTTO calling attention to the working of the land Transfer quoted the business done under and contended that the Act was a Lord Chancellor said the Act hod been as operative as many previous Acts of a similar The real difficulty in its way was the mode of payment of He had endeavoured to produce a change in that and had but he hoped shortly to introduce a bill to effect this He denied that the Act had been a THI Earl of referring to the refusal of the Austrian and Prussian Plenipo tentiaries to attend the asked in the event of there being any further postponement of the steps would be taken to prevent the con tinuance of the Russell explained thaf the Austrian and Prussian plenipotentiaries had received instructions not to attend the Conference until von Beust could be He declined to answer the question of the noble Mtlmesbary proved of this but advised that a close should be kept on future excuses for postponing Con ference HOUSE OF THB DsTABTcas or GSJTERAL reply to a question put by KiniainL the Chjaeejlor of the Exchequer stated the proceedings wiioa Jiad given rise to what he termed tie absura as to the reasons of the curtailment of the visit of General declaring the ridiculous been circulated on the subject to be entirely ifestitubi of any shadow of TECS FIEE INSURANCE ttje going into committee of ways and merjuftr thS con sideration of the proposed reduction cf fire iBsnigjice the Chancellor oflhe Exchequer madeastajfenrant in reference to the proposal of Sb for a fonn redaction of per cent in the He pointed out that this reduction would a greater lost tothe revenue than could be afforded out of the Sheridan moved his an f contended that the reductionhe proposed could be can ied out without danger to the finances of the country gome observa tions in reply Chan cellor of the Hubbard endeavoured it but the House would not hear J jWaeli thought the prin oiple of the amendment was but he felt with the Chancellor of the Exchequ a that it would not be safe to disturb the I a case the amendment were he should move on its being put as a substan tive motion the omission jf the words of per The House wJen Sheridans amendment was lost by 170 votes to House then went into committee of waj B and and the Chancellor of the Exchequer moveS his resolution for the reduction of the flr 9 insurance duty on stock in to per Willonghby movedthat booses and build be substituted for stock in amendmaat was opposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer after Borne was with The o riginal resolution was then agreed TUB CHAX XBL Pskington from information he had that the Channel fleet was not in such a condition as could be He asked for en the Paget said the fleet was ready for sea on the 15th which was the time when the ice on the Baltic was expected to be 6ov AuwurnM select com mittee on the Government Annuities Bill was nomi Farquhar moved that the committee have power to send for persons and motion was resisted by the Chancellor of the Ex after some was defeated by 127 votes to Tmi by conBtantimptoveiBents the one with Her riniri MameST which now soperfected thal fiaure with theni all Vut Therm in tnir tuning of Kaimonramg and for by to tuner and HOUSE OF OP Barf of EUenborough laid upon the table a bill to amend the law relating to the execution of the sentence of The noble earl explained that he proposed by this measure to revive the old practice whioh had been altered on the accession of her Majesty to the Prior to that event it was the duty of the Recorder of London to make a re port on all cases of capital and these were decided apon by all the members of the with the Lord Chief Justice of in the presence of the He thought the time had arrived it was desirable that the decision in such cases should be resolved upon on the responsibility of all the members of the and not by the Secretary of State bill was read a first ilETBOPOLTTAX JtilLWATS AXD THE LABOrRIXO Earl of Derby mored that it be an in struction to all committees on Metropolitan Railway Bills to insert provisions in such measures securing a cheap train morning and evening for the labouring classes and after a short discussion the motion was agreed to OCTBAOE ojf A BRITISH SCBJZCT IN THB FKDEBAL Cecil inquired whether the Foreign Office had received any information confirmatory of the report that a British subject on board a blockaderunner capFored by a United States cruiser had been maimed for life by an American Layard replied in the and added that correspondence was now going on with the United States Government npon the and redress had been demanded for the THB WAK CT theorder for com mittee of Liddell moved a declaratory reso to tie effect that in the opinion of the house furtker interference on the part of this country in the civil war in China was impolitic and Lajard represented as absurd the idea that there was any idea to establish a British protectorate in but admitted that Sir Frederick our Minister had mode and in some instances ex ceeded his With regard to the Chinese policy of the it was inspired by the desire to avoid all interference in the civil war solong ss it did not approach within the 35 miles radios of the treaty ports aad he held that that policy had been Forster and Ferrand condemned the policy of the Government with regard to While the latter member speaking the house was counted The Official Programme of the Tercentenary of the Birth of To be held at Commencing on Satur April Also an account of what is known the Poef s Life a Guide to the Town and Keighbourhood of Stratfordnpon Avon and snndrie other matters just now of pnblicke interest relating At London Imprinted for and at the Befle in near Paules and ever on the out vice to anticipate the wishes and requirements of the have just issued this beautifully illustrated and instructive As a literary and artistic effort it deserves something more than the homage of n passing and may one day be referred to as a distinctive and gratifying memorial of a most auspicious With this vade mecum at command the tourist cannot easily go astray iu nor misa a charm in COTTAOK a meeting of the clergy and lavconsultees of the rural deanery of held last there was a very interesting paper on Cottage Homes read by theBev anafjrowedbyi useful general opinion that the condition of the owemngs of the agruml tural labourer mainly a landlord e but the strong statements in Wares paper as to the miser akle condition of the cottages was felt to need some mo as so many persons were domg their utmost to imnrove It was stated that some landlords derived seven per profit from bad snd good ft WM could nevor pay in a pecuniary GENERAL GAELBAIDIS Garibaldi has now token his leave of In an address he has issued to the people of England he apologises to his friends in the country towns for put ting tiigm to trouble and inconvenience by not fulfilling his promise to visit He that he cannot fulfil his promise now but he hopes to return at no distant period and see something of the domestic life of His last day in London was spent in visits to various distinguished He break fasted with the American where several ladies and gentlemen were presented to him afterwards he drove to the residence of the Earl of and then he went to Stafford where his Hoyol Highness the Prince of who had come up from Sendringham that hod an interview with him and remained with kirn for some In thft sftemoon the general drove to the residence of the Duchess Dowager of whose guest he wfll remain until On that day Garibaldi and his two accompanied by the Duke of will proceed to and embark at Fowey on Tuesday in the dukes screw steam yacht for CHCECH ESDOWJCEST Df the re port of the Church Society for it appears that the planfor permanently endowing the church goes on with fair support from the Cox has given to the endowment of the church at The recently passed Act for the withdrawal of Stateaid from the several parishes upon the decease of the present in cumbent has made this matter one of SION consisting of in cumbents of parishes within the City of London and its according to the provisions of their on the 19th to elect their Court of Governors for the ensuing Divine Service took place at ten oclock at St Alphage with Holy Communion and Latin by the late the Rev James Vicar of St Sepulchres after which they proceeded to election in the when the was elected President the and the fiev Deans the Michael the the and the In the evening the Fellows dined together according to custom among the guests were the Bishop of Visitor of the the Archdeacons of London and the Dean of Henry and ;