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like, are certified by the taxing master, not indeed as $0 wickedly fouled and falsified by atheistical and being unnecessary, but as meet to be paid, not by the Protestant reporters, shall become a pure stream unsuccessful, but by the successful litigant. Hence of Catholic verity. And, for a time, he succeeds. the latter sometimes finds himself saddled with a bill Paris, and the rest of the world, go mad, and the money of so-called "extra costs, exceeding in amount the pours in by millions. But at last comes the inevitable subject matter of the action. Sometimes, also, bills for crash. Ruin and misery reigns supreme in all classes “non-contentious" business find their way to the tax- of society, and men and women curse the Paladin ing master. Of late, these have been much decreased as they gaze with white and haggard faces upon the by the order which provides that whenever landed bits of paper, once evidence of wealth, but now the property changes hands for valuable consideration, a mere rags of a balloon that burst, when the giant commission on the consideration-money shall take the financier found at last that the people he meant place of the older detailed charges. Settlement, wills, to continue bleeding had become pecuniary corpses and disputes which do not attain to the dignity of an from whom no more blood would flow. In the end, action, are still the subject of costs under the old system. Cosmo is strangled by Hulotte, the hard-working wife In these cases, all documents are charged for by the of Galuchat's concièrge, who has been ruined by the length, and the taxing master has absolute discretion collapse of the Crédit Catholique scheme, and the both as to these and as to the letters and attendances general verdict is that he has met with the fate which which make up the greater portion of the bill.
he deserved. Bright and vigorous character-sketches, It is proposed, in future papers, to show at length the epigrammatic dialogue, and much clever reflection evils resulting from the present system, and then to make the volume of quite exceptional fascination to point out the remedy which seems to be indicated by the student of men and manners, and we can recom. the disease.
mend A Modern Paladin to our readers as a work full of interest and rich in side-lights cast upon a phase of
society peculiarly representative of modern life. UNDER THE PUMP.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. "Lotos"
series edition ; 1 vol. (Trübner & Co., Ludgate Hill). A Modern Paladin. By Edward
-The charm of Munchausen's marvellous collections Jenkins, author of Ginx's Baby ; of exaggerations, with their under-current of satire, is El vol. (Trübner & Co., Ludgate perennial, and so delightful an edition as that which Hill). - We welcome the new,
forms the first volume of Messrs. Trübner's “Lotos" cheap, and excellent edition of this
series of volumes, cannot fail to prove a most pleasant remarkably clever book, just addition to the library of every reader of taste.
. Even published by Messrs. Trübner, for, the binding prepossesses one in its favour, the combinot only is it in many respects far
nations of peacock-blue, cream, and gold being æsthetiabove the average in literary charm, cally perfect. That so exquisite a little volume can be but the lesson which it yields for produced for the very moderate sum of three-shillings those who are inclined to specula- and-sixpence speaks well for the resources of the tive finance is unmistakable. The
modern printer, and the “ Lotos "series promises to be modern Paladin is a financier of the an immense popular success. The present edition is heroic school, who deals in millions whimsically illustrated by Alfred Crowquill, and and holds out the bait of fortunes the humourous sketches add considerably to the to be had for the asking. But the
completeness of the volume, and throw a light of their unique feature in Signor Cosmo's operations is not own upon the amusing letterpress. If the succeeding merely their colossal scope, but the superb Idea, which
volumes of the series prove as attractive in their is to found a “Crédit Financier Catholique," based appearance and subject matter as this initial volume, it upon the religious and political instincts of the
would not be too much to say that their success millions of Roman Catholics scattered throughout the is assured iu advance, and the public will be considerglobe. With trenchant satire and no mean amount of ably indebted to the enterprise and good taste of this humour, the author paints his ambitious, avaricious,
well-known firm of publishers, cynical hero to the life. Signor Cosmo's goal is to control the Bourses of Europe, through the agency of House of Commons, 1889, and London County the Crédit Financier Catholique, and to gain his Council (Pall Mall Gazette Office).-This is unpurpose he pursues an utterly unscrupulous system of doubtedly the most useful and interesting of all the corruption, ranging from the enlistment of the services lists of the kind ever published. It is an immense of a pretty danseuse, Violetta, to the unblushing attraction, possessed by none of the other old-fashioned bribery of the Abbé Taille-mêche, with regard to which guides, which are after all nothing better than dry stroke of diplomacy he cynically remarks that the catalogues of names, that the publication before us conHoly father will counterbalance la Figurina, and so tains portraits of the members, and very readable establish "a moral equilibrium." All are fish whom accounts of their lives and the notable points in their this Paladin of finance can sweep into his voracious net. career. It seems a thousand and one pities that its The brilliant dévote and leader of Parisian society, the brilliant editor should allow it to be disfigured and its Marquise do Rocheraie ; her atheistical, volatile, but valuo impaired by the political bias indicated in some devoted secretary, Antoine de la Houppe ; Galuchat, of the character sketches, though we admit the difficulty the notary; and Dinandier, the huge "golden pig, of entirely banishing the odium politicum from a work whose one redeeming virtue is his love for his blind of the kind. We think the publishers would do well to daughter Cécile; Baron Plummer, with his boot polish publish an edition in cloth boards at a remunerative mixed with Tokay and champagne, his dandiacal price for the library and drawing-room table. It need luxury, and his shrewd brain ; little Abraham Abiram, not be an edition de luxe, but the soft paper cover is a who would have sold the wood cut for the sacrifice of nuisance for books of reference which have frequently his son before it got half way to the altar ; the
young to be taken from and returned to the book-case. The Prince Artus Balthasar ; the high-minded representa- addition of the London County Council Guide treated tive of the ancien noblesse, the Marquis de Rocheraie; in the same fashion and with excellent portraits is a all were regarded as so many tools to be used by the marvellous piece of journalistic quickness and enterastute and unprincipled adventurer, who descended prise. While other publishers are probably just about upon Paris with his chimerical schemes, fortified by thinking that such a guide would be useful and inthe recommendation of a Cardinal and the blessing of teresting to the public and remunerative to themselves, the Pope. The scheme of Signor Cosmo is magnificent the thing is done at Northumberland Street. The in its audacity, and includes a Catholic Intelligence names in both cases appear twice, that is to say first System which shall take its information entirely from catalogued in alphabetical order of the names of the Catholic sources, so that the history of the time, hitherto members, and subsequently in alphabetical order of the constituencies, with portraits and memoirs of the mem
The growing interest in Oriental subjects in general, bers. The book as at present published is undoubtedly and Oriental literature in particular, lends special the most useful and the cheapest sixpenny-worth significance to the announcement made by Messrs. in the book market. The analysis of the by-elections Trübner that they have now made arrangements with should be left out in future editions if the editor in. Dr. Rost, of the India Office, to edit their well-known tends it to be of national use, and to remove from it the and very valuable Record, For twenty-four years suspicion of being intended for purely
Trübner's Record has done excellent service in keeping purposes. He evidently has, "As in 1883," too much the western world in touch with the literature and on his brain, and we have no doubt that when he dies literary movements of the East, and in future the a post mortem examination would disclose it to be en- scope of the publication will be widened, and its graven on his heart. Even if his calculation were
utility proportionately increased. Scientific as well as correct and founded on a true basis, he would find it purely literary subjects will be dealt with, and the difficult to get readers to take the trouble to study it for Record made as complete as possible. No.' 1 of the the purpose of altering the errors of their ways (life is first volume of Series III. of the publication is before too short), and they would probably reject the whole us as we write, and we gladly chronicle the interesting book in consequence, from a belief, however unfounded, and valuable nature of its contents, which include that it was tainted throughout by too strong a dose of extracts from Sir Edwin Arnold's
* Garden of partisanship. The portraits of most of the County Fragrance," valuable articles on “Remains of Pagan," Council members are true. We cannot speak as well of by Colonel Yale, and “Buddhist Relics in Western' those of the M.P.'s, though some of them are good. The India," by J. M. Campbell ; an article by Dr. Leituer portrait of the Speaker conveysan erroneous impression, on “Muhammadanism," one by Professor Lauman, on but perhaps he is a “difficult” subject. The best and “ Oriental Studies in America”; a paper on “ Coins of truest portrait that ever appeared of Mr. Peel was the Early Gupta Kings," by E. J. Rapson, and a host of published in PUMP COURT on the first of January, 1886 valuable literary notes and reviews. (though we say it that shouldn't), and this was followed about three or four weeks after by an excellent picture Books received : “ The Judical Review” for April in the Illustrated London News,
(William Green and Sons, Edinburgh); “The Ordeal
of Richard Feverel,” by George Meredith (Chapman Two Daughters of Our Race. By C. H. Douglas, and Hall) ; “Dod's London County Council." (London: Digby and Long, Bouverie' Street); 1 vol. in this unpretentious volume we have a pleasantly exciting story of everyday life, in which the daily routine of country existence is agreeably described, but
LEGAL HONOURS. interwoven with the elements of tragedy and pathos which are rarely absent even from those lives which seem humdrum and commonplace to a degree.' Old
Sir Henry Thomas WRENFORDSLEY has been appointed a Haig, the Cumberland farmer and his blind wife, Queen's Counsel for the Colony of New South Wales. EducaMargaret and Lois, the daughters, and Hester Fane
ted at Trinity College, Dublin; called at the Middle Temple in Renshaw, are all clearly drawn characters, and the
1863, and practised on the Norfolk Circuit. He was a puisne
judge in the Mauritius from 1877 till 1880, Chief Justice of unfailing Nemesis which follows sin is shown in the
Western Australia from 1880 till 1882, and Chief Justice of story of seduction, abandonment and suffering which Fiji from 1882 till 1886. the author tells in so interesting a fashion.
Mr. WILLIAM MACKINTOSH, Q.C., Dean of the Faculty of
Advocates, has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Session Three Friends. By T. R. L. A; (London : Digby in Scotland, in succession to the late Lord Fraser. Admitted a and Long, Bouverie Street); 1 vol.--This interesting
member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1865. He story reveals to the reader some details of the life
was for several years sheriff of the counties of Ross and
Cromarty. of Russian military cadets, and of life in German social circles, coupled with plenty of natural dialogue and
Mr. James ABRAM McCarthy, barrister, has been appointed
to act as Queen's Advocate for the Colony of Sierra Leone. some glimpses of scenes of historical importance, such
Called at the Inner Temple in 1879. as is given in the chapter entitled, “An Incident of
Mr. HENRY SPEncer BERKELEY, barrister, Attorney-General Waterloo." Some of the character-sketching is of Fiji, has been appointed Chief Justice of that colony, in vigorous, notably in the case of Juan von Brennel,
succession to Mr. Fielding Clarke, who has been appointed a and Hortense, Duchesse de Beaurivage, and both the judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Hong Kong. plot, which turns upon the love of these young soldiers Called at the Inner Temple in 1873. for the same woman, and the incidents, which are Mr. E. LEWIS Thomas, M.A., LL.M., barrister-at-law, of 4, varied and sensational, help to make up an interesting Elm-court, Temple, has been appointed Professor of Law at and readable story.
the Birkbeck Institution, Chancery Lane.
Mr. JAMES KENNEDY DONALDSOX, Queen's Advocate for The Belvidere, or the Warning Maiden. By William
Sierra Leone, las been appointed to act as Chief Justice of
that colony. Devarris ; (London : Digby and Long, Bouverie
Mr. CHARLES EDWARD SALMON, solicitor, of Bury St. EdStreet); 1 vol.--Of sensationlism and excitement there
munds, has been appointed by the High Sheriff of Suffolk (Mr. is assuredly no lack in this strongly written story. John Paley) to be Under-Sheriff of that county for the ensuing Indeed it is astonishing how much lurid tragedy and - year. Admitted in 1866. exciting incident the author has contrived to crowd Mr HERBERT CRANMER HARVEY, solicitor, has been appoininto less than three hundred pages. The story opens ted by the High Sheriff of Northumberland (Sir Edward with an ingenious piece of bewilderment which at William Blackett) to be Under-Sheriff of that county for the once lands the reader in a very prettily complicated ensuing year. Admitted in 1869. situation, a young lady having given sundry articles to Mr. Silas GEORGE Saul, solicitor, of Carlisle, has been a burglar, mistaking him in the darkness for her appointed by the High Sheriff of Cumberland (Mr. Edwin Hodge faithless lover. The burglar promptly murders the
Banks) to be Under-Sheriff of that county for the ensuing year.
Admitted in 1884. lover in a few minutes, and the germ of a sensational
Mr. Reus Powet. MORGAN, solicitor, of Neath, has been plot is evident. Throughout the whole story the reader
appointed by the High Sheriff of Glamorganshire (Sir John is kept in a whirl of mystery and excitement, and he
Jones Jenkins) to be Under-Sheriff of that county for the enwould indeed be a glutton who asked for more
suing year. Admitted in 1867. sensationalism in so small a compass. The character of Mr. Thomas HENRY Faber, solicitor, (of the firm of Fawcett Laura Leigh, the heroine who is accused of murder, and Faber), has been appointed Clerk to the Stockton, Hartleand that of Carl, her faithful lover, are very pleasantly pool, and Sedgefield Highway Board. Admitted in 1884. drawn, and that of the wronged and passionate Mr. ONESIMUS SMART BARTLETT, solicitor, has been appointed gipsy-girl, Rosa, is vigorous and picturesque, while the Clerk to the Magistrates for the Paignton Division of studies of the burglars are by no means uninteresting
Devonshire. Admitted in 1871. He is town clerk of the bor. in their realism.
ough of Dartmouth, and steward of the manor of Brixham.
former employés asking for the return of their payments, and basing their claim to them on the ground
that the fund never became operative. If the men and ANOTHER settlement has passed over smoothly, and the company cannot agree as to the method of distribuoperators are preparing for new business after the tion, it is stated that the money will be thrown into holidays. The rates for the continuation of Homo Chancery. It is much to be regretted that the pension Railway Stocks have been rather high in a few instances, fund was ever instituted. indicating that they are rather largely held. But there is nothing in the condition of the market generally to
A SHORT time since, the secretary of Home Railways fault has so far been reported. Ordinary
create any difficulty, and no case of de- Railways in the Lancashire and Cheshire Working Flat.
Burmur. Men's Federation forwarded to the Mar. stocks are somewhat flat, which is attri
quis of Salisbury a resolution framed at buted by some to fears of a strike in the coal trade. Of
a meeting of the society, after hearing an address by this we think there is little or no danger, the probabili. Mr. Holt S. Hållett on Indian railway extension and ties being that the demands of the men will be granted, British trade, nrging the Government to encourage the and the dispute finally terminated. Assuming the worst, extension of the railway system in India and Burmah, the present decline in prices will be only temporary, with a view to opening out south-western China to and an early recovery will take place. The improve- British trade. To that communication they have Prospects of
ment in trade continues, and traffics are received the following reply. Although not so much Early Heeccery good. We have not at present reached
as might have been desired, it is very satisfactory, as the culminating point, and further ad- showing the earnest sympathy of the Government with vance in prices must necessarily take place. But with the movement for the rapid laying down of railways each rise increased caution in operating becomes neces- in British colonies and possessions :sary; and it must not be forgotten that the bears must
Hatfield House, Hatfield, April 20, 1889.—Sirs,-I am delive, and they are astute enough to secure the means of
sired by the Marquis of Salisbury to acknowledge your letter doing so,
of the 13th inst. I am to say, in reply, that the Government GREAT Northern “A” Stock has fallen Prices nf
would be very glad to see Burmah and South and Western Principal Stocks to 113); Great Western to 1571; Mid- China united by railways, I fully believe that, if such a mea
land 1455; North Eastern, 1721 ; North sure could be carried into effect, it would bare the beneficial Western, 183. ; North British Deferred, 56; Brighton consequences which you indicate, especially to the industries of "A," 1554; Sheffield Deferred, 42} ; Great Eastern, existing Burmese Railway is taken up to Bhamo, it will receive
Lancashire and Cheshire. It is probable that when the 77; and Caledonian, Chatham Preference, East London, Hull and Barnsley, Metropolitan, Metropolitan District,
a further extension up to the frontier ; but no decision to this
effect has yet been taken, as the possibility of such an underand South Eastern Deferred also declined to . taking must depend upon the conditions of the regions through
which such a railway would pass. They have in past times THERE has been a decided all round been very disturbed, and the efforts to obtain a partial surrey American Stocks.improvement in American Railroad
of the country which has been made more than once by the Stocks, more especially Wabash, and
Indian Government have been frustrated by the uncivilised
and turbulent character of the people. I am, your obedient Norfolk, and Western Preferred. Purchases are being
servant, R. T. GUxtox." largely made on the London Stock Exchange. Norfolk and Western Preferred gained 13; Wabash ordinary
There are other fields in South Africa, for instance, and Preferred 17 : Lonisville, 17; Erie Ordinary and
equally as profitable and having the advantage of being Preference, 1 ; Central Pacific, 1 ; and Reading Northern
undisturbed, which ought to be occupied forth with. Pacific, Illinois Central, and Lake Shore, and St. Paul, to . A feature of the market is the firmness of
SHALL we have a strike in the coal Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunks.
Coal Traffic on trade or not? This great question will
probably be determined at the National THE Home Railway traffics are satis
Conference of Miners which adjourned Home Railway factory, although the increases are not so from Birmingham last month, resumed its sitting at Traffic large as some had anticipated. Great Nottingham this week. Great interest attached to
Northern has £1,023 increase ; Great the proceedings, as it was understood that some Western, £10,120 increase ; Midland, £1,887 increase ; decisive action would probably be resolved upon with North Eastern, £7,776 increase ; London and North a view to enforcing, if necessary, the demand of Western, £7,343 increase ; London, Chatham and Dover, the men for an advance of 10 per cent. in wages, £4,360 increase ; Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincoln- for which it was decided at the Birmingham Conference shire, £878 increase ; London and South-Western, to agitate. Mr. Pickard, M.P., presided, and there were £9,071 increase ; North Staffordshire, £824 increase ; present about fifty delegates, including Mr. Burt, M.P., Caledonian, £4,466 increase ; and North British, £4,002 and Mr. Fenwick, M.P. All the mining districts of the ipcreaso. On the Hull and Barnsley, which is most in United Kingdom, with the exception of South Wales need of increased traffics, there is £277 decrease.
and Durham, sent delegates, and the total number
of miners represented was about 252,000. This is less The long and bitter disagreement be- than the number represented at the Birmingham Crowe Railway tween the North Western Board and their conference, on which occasion representatives from Workmon's Pino sion Fund. Crewe workmen, respecting the work- South Wales attended. It is, however, thought
men's pension fund, has at length been probable that delegates from both South Wales and terminated. A communication has been received at Durham will be present at the sittings. The Conference Crewe stating that the directors of the London and decided that the proceedings should be conducted North-Western Railway had sanctioned the abolition of privately, and a report afterwards supplied to the Press. the Railway Workmen's Pension Fund, and the distri- The business has been, as yet, of a purely formal bution of the capital of £100,000 among the employés. character.
character. To-day the Conference will receive reports The company, however, will take back their contribu- from the delegates as to the attitude of both masters and tions amounting to about £18,000. The men at present men in their respective districts with regard to the in the service and members of the fund will receive demand of the miners for an advance in wages of 10 back their money and three-and-a-half per cent, interest. per cent., and the reports will afterwards be discussed. It is proposed that those who have left the service, The issue will be awaited with an interest verging leaving half their contributions in the fund, shall not upon anxiety. We have a strong belief that a strike receive anything, and the company will sanction the will yet be averted. distribution of any balance that may remain after paying back premiums to present members among two
In spite of the general improvement in mutual insurance societies. There is likely to be con
The Mining all classes of securities, there does not
Market. siderable unpleasantness over the distribution of the
appear the slightest advance in this class fund, numbers of letters having been received from of security, but on the contrary, if anything, almost all
mining ventures are on the downward list. This is the household jars. The local company, the Bridgetown particularly the case in connection with South Africans, Water Works Company, do all that is required, and are which strangely enough are suffering from want of able to do much more if there was any need. This either bayers or sellers. Both parties seem pursuing a company supplies the only town in the tiny island (the cat-like policy ; they are sitting down by their mutual' smallest in the West Indies) with drinking water. So cribs, watching and waiting for eaob other to move. Our far as the estates are concerned, each estate has long opinion is that when a movement is made in the direction ago, at the time of its settlement, supplied itself with its of Witwatersrandt shares, the Bulls will most decidedly own conduit pipes from its own stream. But they never have the best of the deal, and there can be little question thought it necessary to provide the “Busher's house that the antagonistic proceedings which took place prior with a cistern and stop-cock, the adjacent well or stream to the holidays, were merely of the try-on character. being amply sufficient for the autocratic “Busher,' Salisbury and Robinson are both lower, and Modder- with a dozen niggers to fill his cooling jar. As we have fontein's have dropped away to 15.. The position of
The position of said, we do not think this company « will wash,” not this property is the more astonishing, seeing that the even with the aid of the Ideal Soap. last output from the mine was of the highest satisfac- The Saint Germain Hotel and Casino Company appeal tory character. In the miscellaneous market a slight for £130,000 for the purpose of acquiring the olddemand has sprung up for Indians at rather improved established Hotel Pavillon Henri. The prospectus rates, a state of affairs which is likely to continue, see- submitted is one which, if it were not for the cool ing that the produce for these properties is increasing assurance which characterises many of its paragraphs, week by week. Our advice to holders of mining shares would unquestionably be thrown into the waste paper is that they keep what they have, and wait for better basket, but when we find promoters asking for capital times. With the augmented state of business generally to run a business, not upon what that business has done there can be little question that everything in the in years past, but on a suppositious programme of what mining market will advance, and amongst those which might be done under certain circumstances, we cannot must improve will certainly be Indian investments. but be amused.
but be amused. We strongly advise our readers not to Amongst the Africans, Modderfonteins, Durban Roode- touch the Saint Germain Hotel, or pay a portion of the poort are lower than they have been for a long time, amount required for the purchase of the property, nor can we see why they should run up again to their which is put down at the modest sum of £82,000 cash old figures.
and £35,000 in shares, or nearly the whole of the pro
posed capital. ARTHUR'S IDEAL SOAP.--This bubble WE have received the circular of Messrs. Lockwood New Issues. has, we should think, burst by this time. and Co., stock and share dealers, of 5, Throgmorton
The subscription list was kept open long Avenue. The aguments and facts cited in it with enough to catch any stray ignoramuses that come respect to the Yuruari Gold Mining Company seem very under the category described by the Tichborne Claimant cogent. On the eve of going to press it is impossible as “Some men who has money and no brains."
for us to give this circular the attention it deseryes, but the promoters of this company can hardly be said to on another occasion we shall have to say something fall within the other category of the same notable“ ' ourselves in regard to these Gold Mines, authority as being " Some men who has brains and no LETTERS of allotment of the Five per Cent. First money. Whether they have money, is problematical, Mortgage Debentures of the New Zealand Midland but that they have no brains is quite clear so far at all Railway Company (Limited) have been posted. events as company promoting is concerned. If the company had been brought out a little earlier or a little later, and the prospectus had been prepared by men Sir RICHARD WEBSTER, the Attorney-General, addressing of brains, it is more than probable that very many of his constituents at Newport, Isle of Wight, said : They knew the people with money and no brains would have been he was engaged as counsel in a great investigation into the truth caught. For the public are by this time generally of certain charges which had been made against a number of acquainted with the immense profits on soap making,
members of Parliament, and they knew, too, that upon practiand, indeed, even exaggerate them. "Visions of eclipsing cally all these charges it was impossible for him to address them. Pears' are calculated to dazzle “the men who has money
They knew perfectly well that he would be guilty of a breach
of confidence and gross misconduct in his professional position and no brains,” and with a going concern represented if he were to discuss those charges before a public audience. vaguely as already making its 20 per cent.,the possibilities He respected his clients and his own position too well to allw were infinite. “It is right," predicated the Claimant him to discuss before his constituents any one of those charges. aforesaid, "that the people who has brains and no money But one particular incident occurred in the course of the trial, should get money from the people who has money and and, acting on the advice and with the concurrence of five of the no brains." The promoters and their advisers of the
ablest men who ever practised at any bar, he determined that it
was his duty to adopt a certain course. It was now utterly imIdeal Soap bubble-we mean Soap Company-do not
possible and improper to argue whether such a course was right by any means satisfy the conditions of the renowned
or wrong, or to show upon what grounds it was being pursued. authority so far as brains are concerned. And it is
But what was the consequence ? For adopting such a course just as well that it so happened, for “the people who in the conduct of the case, he had been assailed with the most has money” would have assuredly lost it if they had virulent abuse, and base and infamous charges and insinuations been persuaded into investing in “ Arthur's Ideal Soap had been levolled against him-charges for which there was not and other Soaps called 'Patent."
the least foundation ; and though he had openly and straightTHE BARBADOS WATER SUPPLY COMPANY, Here forwardly met every charge in the House of Commons, they were is another of what, in newspaper management, is called . He was never ashamed to admit that he earned his living by prac
being repeated up and down the country day after day (Shame). Vickers' Companies, and they are unfortunate people, tising at the bar ; but seeing that his mouth was sealed on the public for they are not likely to have better luck with their platform what did they think of the men who went about atwater than with their soap. Somehow their companies tacking him in the most abusive manner for things he had done won't wash. Here is a company promoted to turn on and arguments he had used in the discharge of his professional the tap on to acres of sugar estates. We use the phrase duties, simply because those arguments and things did not “turn on the tap," literally, for this is all that the com
accord with their political sentiments ? Conservatives had the
same right to attack his learned friend, Sir Charles Russell, for pany seems to contemplate doing, as there is not one
observations he had considered it his duty to make in the great single word about irrigation. To ask the British in- speech he had just made before the Commission, but he hoped vestor to believe that any money can be made by supply- no Conservative would be guilty of such base and infamous ing sixty houses miles apart with water for drinking conduct. In the House of Commons Sir William Harcourt purposes, for this is all that it comes to, is simply too brought no fewer than fifteen charg's against him in connection ridiculous. All the water that is wanted for estate use with the performance of his duty as the paid advocate of the is amply supplied by neighbouring streams, and brought
Times. Every one of those charges
he answered, he believed,
to the satisfaction of the House. Yet Sir William Harcourt to the very doors almost of the engine house by primitive
went down to St. James's Hall and repeated some of the samo but effective and economical means. And so far as
gross charges, adding that he had no doubt the Attorneydrinking purposes are concerned, Quashie and Coolie
General would be grateful to him for mentioning such matters, find it no great labour to bring in buckets to supply as it would give himmn opportunity bf contradicting him.
BRITISH EMPIRE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, E.C.
Incorporated in the year 1847, under Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 110, and further empowered by Special Act, 15 Vict., cap. 53.
JOHN RUNTZ, Esq., Chairman.
REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31$T DECEMBER, 1888. New Business
£834,315 New Premiums
27,996 Claims, with Bonus
92,854 Interest earned exceeds £4 7s. 6d. per cent. The Accumulated Fund, which now amounts to £1,277,266, represents nearly Seven Years' Premium income in hand. Total Claims paid
£1,609,555 Policies absolutely indisputable after five years, provided the age of the Assured has been admitted, Policies kept in force by appropriating the Surrender Value to the payment of premiums. No charge for voyage to, or residence in, any part of the World, except unhealthy climates. Assurers under the TEMPERANCE SCHEME are placed in a separate Section, Policies mау. be effected under the Deferred Bonus plan. LOANS on FREEHOLDS, LEASEHOLDS, and other SECURITIES considered.
Prospectuses, Copies of the last Report and Balance Sheet, and Board of Trade Returns, &c., can be obtained on application to any of tho Agents of the Company, or to
EDWIN BOWLEY, Manager of Secretary,
THE LANCASHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, ,
Extract from Report for 1888.
£801,443 Fire and General Reserve
£380,000 Balance unappropriated
£1,461,869 Copies of the Report and proceedings of the Annual Meeting may be obtained on application.
GEORGE STEWART, General Vanager. Exchange Street, Manchester,
SUBSCRIPTION ORDER. FORM.
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