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J i SHE. HEY OF ALGIERS. <

* ? ' 'BANKING HOUSE ROMANCE.

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r., IEXTENSIVE FRAUDS.UPON…

THE NEW IMPERIAL INDIAN ORDER.

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INTERVIEW WITH THE CLAIMANT.

SAVINGS BANKST"

TTHE LATE LORD KINNAIRD.

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. A report has been issued by the Chief Registrar of rn j Industrial, and Provident Societies and lranes Unions for the year ending the 31st of De- cember, 1876. The total number of retnrns received tor England and Wales was 11,282, the total number n!u> ^>404>187, and the total amount of funds *a,000,943. The report says: "Twenty-two societies returned over 10,000 members each, and of these nine returned over 30,000, the largest number being re- urned bytha Royal Liver Friendly Society, Liverpool —viz., 682,371 members. The aggregate member- ship of the whole 22 societies amounts to 1,478,765, leaving 1,925,422 in all the 11,230 other societies, making an average of close upon 171 members eacb. From this it will be seen how small the bulk ot our Friendly Societies really are in point of mem- ship. If we turn to the amount of funds and adopt the same figures we shall find vory different results. ty-eight societies return more than £ 10,000 each, or together £2,283,346, representing not much more I than a quarterjof the total, and leaving £7,053,602 for the remaining 11,224 societies, or say £@28 nearly each. If we attempted from the above data to esti- mate the membership and funds of the 14,805 socie- whIch have failed to make- returns, it would be very unsafe to take either the average IAW^11 'P or funds of the societies with less than 10,000 members or £ 10,000 funds as a basis. great bulk of the large societies, and especially ? the richer ones, having probably made returns, it would hardly be prudent to suppose an average of more than sixty-five members, with 30s. funds a head, or say, in round numbers, £t}8. This would give an addition of 962,325 members, making in all 4,366,512 &nc* of ^1>450,890 funds, making in all A10,<8t)839. A deduction must, however, be made from the membership for persons who are members of •° £ r m°re 80c*et*e9 once. Perhaps, ten per cent. ^e^ucte<^ on this amount, leaving skill over d,900,000 members. Since the above figures apply only to registered societies, it appears probable that the estimate given some years since by the Friendly Societies Commissioner of over 4,000,000 members of FrIendly Societies, registered and unregistered, with £11,000,000 funds, was decidedly under the mark."

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