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-LONDON LETTER.I

LORD BUTE AND THE WYCLIFFE…

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HARRY SEYMOUR; OR Incidents…

-SUICIDE IN A TEMPERANCE HOTEL.

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IYANKEE YARNS.

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-I FACTS AND FANCIES.

I NEW CHURCH FOR CANTON.

THE PARLIAMENTARY FRANCHISE.

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THE PARLIAMENTARY FRANCHISE. í The Liberal Central Association has issued a useful abstract to the several parliamentary fran- chises as they stand under the new law. COUNTIES.-Ill the counties freeholders, copy- holders, and leaseholders are entitled to vote, the qualifications being as follows :— i'reehold 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 J35, 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 mcnths in possession previous to July 31st by descent, &c., no length of possession is necessary. Copyhold of the clear annual value of J35 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 vaine of £ 5 or upwards if for a, term of more than 20, but less than 60 years, the clear annual value must b3 J350. Leaseholders by purchase are re- quired to be 12 months in possession to July 31st; I by descent, &c., nc length of possession is I necessary. Persons qualified must send in their claims to the overseers on or before the 20th of July. No nerson can claim in respect of a rent charge I other than the owner of th" whole of the t:the rent charge of a rectory, vicarage, cbapelry, 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 I land or tenement, and are tm\, fido engaged as partners carrying on trade or business thereon. COUNTIES AND BOROUGHS.— The occupation franchise (of three classes) and the lodger fran- chise are common to counties and boroughs, as foiiows IT.. Occupation owncc or tenant of any land <»i tenement of a clear yearly value of not less than £ 1G- n- Occupation as owner or tenant of any dwe.hng- bouse. Occupation by virtue of any office, service, or employment of anv dwelling-hou?e which is not inhabited by a person under whom such office, t service, or employment is held. In the aoove t 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 anv lodgings of a cieor yeaciv valu.3, if let unfurnished, ni .310. Succes- sive occupation is also allowed in the case of Io<Jg- iÚg-H, but it must be from one part to another of the same house. In a.d cases of occupation, whather as owner or tenant, servant or lodger, twelve months' occupa- I 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 omission 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 25tb August. After the first year, lodgers continuing in the same lodgings and desiring to continue on the register, may send in their claims to the overseers from the 16th to 25th July in- ¡ clusive, and their names will then appear on the list published by the overseers on the 1st of August. The declaration annexed to the claim of a lodgsr is held to be prima facie evidence of his qualification.

I THE MURDER OF A SWEET- I…

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THE INDISPOSITION OF MR GLADSTONE.

- OUR MINERS AND THEIR ORPHANS.

HEAVY FAILURES IN LONDOM,

-THE SCOTCH CROFTERS'; REVOLT.

ILLNESS OF EA-RL CA-1

IDEATH OF THE RECORDt* PLYMOUTH.

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