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LONDON LETTER. __-_-

--LORD BUTE AND THE WYCLIFFE…

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HARRY SEYMOUR; OR Incidents…

SUICIDE IN A TEMPERANCE HOTEL.

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I YANKEE YARNS, I

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FACTS AND FANCIES.

I NEW CHURCH FOR CANTON. I

THE PARLIAMENTARY FRANCHISE.

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THE PARLIAMENTARY FRANCHISE. The Liberal Central Association has issued a useful abstract to the several parliamentary fran- chises as they stand under the new law. COUNTIES.—In the counties freeholders, copy- holders, and leaseholders are entitled to vote, the qualifications being as follows :— holders, and leaseholders are entitled to vote, the qualifications being as follows Freehold of inheritance or by purchase of the clear annual value of 40s or upwards. Freehold for life must be of the clear annual value of £5, unless the same comes by descent, marriage, devise, or promotion to any benefice or office, in all which cases 40s clear annual value is sufficient. Freeholders by purchase are required to be six months in possession previous to July 31st; by descent, &c., no length of possession is necessary. Copyhold of the clear annual value of L5 or upwards. Copyholders are subject to the same terms of possession as freeholders. Leasehold, if created originally for a term of not less than 60 years, of the clear annual value of L5 or upwards if for a term of more than 20, but less than 60 years, the clear annual value must be JB50. Leaseholders by purchase are re- quired to be 12 months in possession to Julv 31st; by descent, &c., no length of possession is necessary. Persons qualified must send in their claims to the overseers on or before the 20th of July. No person can claim in respect of a rent chargo other than the owner of the whole of the tithe rent charge of a rectory, vicarage, chapelry, or benefice, to which an apportionment of the tithe rent charge shall have been made in respect of any portion of tithes. No more than one person can claim in respect of any estate in land or tenement, unless the same shall be derived by descent, succession, marriage, marriage settle- ment or will, nor unless the owners occupy the land or tenement, and are bona fide engaged as partners carrying on trade or business thereon. COUNTIES AND BOROUGHS.- The occupation franchise (of three classes) and the lodger fran- chise arc common to counties and boroughs, as follows Occupation as owner or tenant of any land or tenement of a clear yearly value of not less than £10, Occupation as owner or tenant of any dwelling- house. Occupation by virtue of any office, service, or employment of any dwelling-house which is not inhabited by a person under whom such office, service, or employment is held. In the above three classes of occupiers, the occupation need not be of the same premises, but may be of different premises, occupied in immediate and unbroken succession in the same constituency. Occupation as lodger of any lodgings of a clear yearly value, if let unfurnished, of £10. Succes- sive occupation is also allowed in the case of lodg- ings, but it must be from one part to another of the same house. In all cases of occupation, whether as owner or tenant, servant or lodger, twelve months' occupa- tion is required up to the 15th day of. July in any year. Occupiers need not send in claims unless they find that their names are omitted from the list published by the overseers on the 1st of August, or that in the entry on such list there be a. misconception of some essential particular or particulars, and in case of such omi-sion or misconception they must send in their claims to the overseers on or before the 25th of,August. Lodgers must claim every year, and when claiming for the first time, must send in their claims to t he overseers on or before the doth August. After the first year, lodgers continuing in the same lodgings and desiring £ o continue on the register, may send in their claims to the overseers from the 16th to 25th July in- elusive, and their names will then appear on th" list published by the overseers on the 1st of August. The declaration annexed to the claim oi a lodgsr is held to be prtma, fa;cie evidence of his qualification.

THE MURDER OF A SWEET- I HEART,-

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ITHE INDISPOSITION OF MR GLADSTONE.

OUR MINERS AND THEIR ;j ORPHANS.,…

HEAVY FAILURES IN LONDON.,

I THE SCOTCH CROFTERS7 j REVOLT.…

ILLNESS OF EARL CAIRNS.

DEATH OF THE RECORDER OF PLYMOUTH.

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