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TRANSATLANTIC AFFAIRS.

THE AMERICAN SEARCH FOR LIVINGSTONE.

INDIAN INTELLIGENCE."

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The Manx Legislature has passed an Education Bill, with a conscience clause and a timetable arrange- ment providing for children being withdrawn from religious instriction and Bible reading, and taughtsecular knowledge, whilst ethers are studying sacred literature. Pensions for old schoolmasters are provided. The bill is to come into operation April 1st, and, to provide for education this year, £ 2,300 has been voted from the Manx customs revenue. The Baroness Burdett Contts has made a second donation of t.,1) to the Livingstone Search Expedition Fund. Mr. Henry Hoare, the banker, has given £100. THE LONDON INSTITUTION".âAt a meeting of this institution, a paper was read by Mr. llyde Clark, D.C.L., on "The Necessity for a Minister of Commerce." Dr. Clark urged, in support "f his argument, that Eng- land, as compared with foreign countries, was1 in a. very unfavourable condition as regarded the protection of her trade interests. The commercial portion of tht com- munity in other countries could avail themselves of the advice and assistance of a special representative in the Government, while our trading cOlrmnmity was without such a representative. The Board of Trade was entirely inadequate to supply the deficiency, and the only reme'y yaild be the appaintwut of a Minister of Coruwrce,

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