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apply to the British government for the pardon and release of Smith O'Brien and the other Irish exiles.

28. Mr. Keogb, M.P. for Athlone, entertained at a public banquet by his constituents.- Kossuth entertained by the Mayor of Southampton iu the Town-hall.

29. After a long and expensive legal contest between the Custom House authorities and the London Dock Company, the latter agreed to a compromise. This was submitted to the Treasury, who on Nov. Ist directed a letter to be sent to the Dock Company, stating that as they had acknowledged irregularities, and as they had admitted “the right of the Crown to make seizures under such and similar circumstances," proceedings migbt be stopped upon the payment by the Company of £100. The Company replied by sending the £100, but denying that they had made any such admission; they only submitted to avoid the expense and inconvenience.

30. Kossuth goes in procession from Eaton Square to the Guildhall in the city of London, where he replies to an address presented to him by the corporation of London.

Nov. 2. The Piazza di San Marco, at Venice, was under water and only accessible by gondolas ; the Adige, the Meusa, and the Tagliamento having burst their boundaries and overspread the Venetian provinces. The floods are attributed to the heavy fall of snow that has lately covered the mountains of the Tyrol. Floods of a similar destructive character have also occurred in Styria and Austria.

4. The French Legislative Assembly commences its session. In the President's message it is proposed to repeal the law of May 31, 1851, and to restore Universal Suffrage.

8. An important meeting of gentry, landholders, and others held in the county court. house, Cork, to protest against the government de. mand for the repayment of the Irish labour-rate annuities.

10. At a meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, Lieutenant Pim read a proposal for a new search for Sir John Franklin. His plan was approved of by the members present, and Lieut. Pim then announced that though he had not obtained the aid of the Admiralty, Lady Franklin had agreed to advance £500, and that he should start on the 15th. He proposed to travel through Russia and Siberia to the mouth of the Kolyma, whence he would explore the Siberian coast to the east and west, from the Cape North of Captain Cook to the north-east cape of Asia, altogether a range of about 10,000 miles. His plan is founded on the probability of I'ranklin's having gone up the open water seen from Wellington Sound, and having been blocked up in the ice lying off the Asiatic continent. -The West India mail steam.ship Demerara left Bristol for Glasgow, for the purpose of being fitted with engines. She was taken from the basin a little after seven o'clock, towed by a Liverpool steam tug of about 180 horse power, and having two other steam tugs at her larboard and starboard sides. She proceeded in safety to below the Round Pointa dangerous part of the river Aron; and about 200 yards further down, near the second point, she went ashore on the Gloucestershire side. Unfortunately, having 1,200 tons of ballast aboard, all efforts to get her off were unavailing, and the tide ebbing, her stern thwarted towards the other side of the river. As the tide fell her bow lay high and dry upon a hard gravel bank, whilst the cut-water was embedded a depth of several feet, with the stern upon the bank on the other side. The utmost efforts were made to lighten her by taking out the ballast and stores, in order to endeavour to float her with the return of the tide at eight o'clock at night,

Hundreds of hands were employed in caulking and other operations for her safety. The most indefatigable exertions were used, and about seven p.m. she began to move, and the parties engaged succeeded in getting her up to a place called “ Eaglestaffs' Quarry,'' and there moored her upon a soft bank of mud, with a view of letting her lie there wbile they stopped some boles in her. At ten at night, however, she broke from her moorings, dragged the anchors out of the ground, and then swung again right across the river, where she remained until the next morning when with the rising tide she was again floated and got up to the entrance of the lock, where she now lies. It is the general opinion that she will have to be broken up. If broken up, it is estimated that she will realise about 12,0001.

11. The Shakspere Society received a present of Slakspere's Plays, translated into Swedish by Professor Hagberg, of the University of Lund. It is in twelve volumes 850., and was transmitted through the Swedish Minister in London.

A great meeting held in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, to greet and hear Kossuth on his visit to that town.-A notice from the Executive Committee of the Great Industrial Exhibition addressed to Messrs. Fox & Henderson for the surrender of the Crystal Palace on the 1st of Decem. ber appears in the papers of this day. A few days previously the Commissioners forwarded a recommendation to her Majesty Queen Victoria that the surplus fund (about 150,0001.) derived from the Industrial Exhibition should be applied to the furtherance of industrial education.

12. Great demonstration in Birmingham, in the shape of a public banquet to Kossuth, in the Music-hall of that town.

13. The submarine telegraph between France and England " opened" for the conveyance of messages. The opening and closing prices of the funds in Paris on this day were known on the London Exchange within business hours. Guns were fired at Dover by means of electric sparks communicated from Calais.- The St. Albans Bribery Commission closes its labours.

The National Assembly of France threw out the Bill, prepared by the ministry in accordance with the President's speech for the repeal of the electoral law of May 31, by a majority of six orly ; 353 voting against it, and 347 in its favour.

XIV.-NECROLOGICAL TABLE

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OF LITERARY MEN, ARTISTS, &c. 1850.

Age Nov. Dubois, M., French architect

Fragonard, Alexandre, French painter and sculptor.. Dec. 4. Gilfillan, Robert, Scottish poet ..

52 Milne, Joshua, • Treatise on Annuities and Assurances,'

&c. ..
23. Carrer, Luigi, Italian poet
24. Bastiat, Frederick, French political economist
28. Schumacher, Professor, German astronomer

71 29. Maxwell, W. H., ' Wild Sports of the West,' &c... 5)

77

74

73 74

1851. Jan. 24. Spontini, G., musical composer..

72 27. Audubon, John James, naturalist

76 Feb. l. Shelley, Mrs. Mary Wollstonecroft, novelist, &c.... 53

5. Smith, Dr. Pye, nonconformist theologian .
8. Penrose, Rev. Thomas, sermons, &c.....

82 10. Binns, Dr. Edward, ' Anatomy of Sleep,' &c.

86 23. Baillie, Joanna, dramatist and poet..

89 Schadow, J. G., German sculptor..

86 Mar. 9. Oersted, Professor, Danish natural philosopher....

Lachmann, Professor, German philologist and classical
writer

58 Apr. 16. Tarver, Jos. Charles, French philologist and grammarian 61 May 11. Phillips, Richard, chemist, ‘Pharmacopeia,' &c.

14. Tieck, Christian Frederick, German sculptor
23. Sheil, Rich. Lalor, orator and poet

58 June 30. Derby, Earl of, naturalist

76 July 6. Moir, C. 1). M., Scottish poet and novelist..

53 10. Daguerre, M., French artist, inventor of the Daguerreotype process

62 18. Lingard, Dr., Roman Catholic historian.

82 Aug. 1. Lee, Mrs. Harriet, ' Canterbury Tales,' &c.

9 9. Gutzlaff, Dr., Chinese scholar

48 10. Paulus, Dr. H. G. G., German theologian and orientalist 90 Gruber, John Godfrey, joint-editor of the German Universal Encyclopædia .

77 Oken, Dr. Lorenz, German natural philosopher and anatomist ..

73 29. König, Charles, naturalist.

77 Sept. Fraehn, Dr., German orientalist and numismatist. 69 14. Cooper, J. Fenimorc, American novelist...

62 17. Kidd, Dr. J., Bridgewater Treatise ‘Physical Condition

of Man,'
19. Humbert, Professor, Geneva, orientalist..
22. Sherwood, Mrs. Martha Mary, tales, novels, &c.

77 Oct. 9. Lee, Alexander, musical composer 9. Bentley J. C., landscape engraver

41 17. Beazley, Sam., architect and dramatic writer 19. Baker, George, topographical historian

71 29. Wyon, Wm., R. A., engraver of medals.

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LONDON: ALFRED 31 EETING, PRINTER, BARTLETT'S BUILDINGS.

OF

BRITISH ALMANAC AND COMPANION.

ARGUS LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, 39, THROGMORTON STREET, BANK ; AND 14, PALL MALL.

Directors.
THOMAS FARNCOMB, Esq., Alderman, Chairman.

WILLIAM LEAF, Esq., Deputy Chairman.
RICHARD E. ARDEN, Esq.

J. HUMPHERY, Esq., Ald., M.P.
EDWARD BATES, Esq.

THOMAS KELLY, Esq., Alderman.
THOMAS CAMPLIN, Esq.

JEREMIAH PILCHER, Esq.
JAMES Clift, Esq.

Lewis Pocock, Esq.
RUPERT INGLEBY, Esq.

Auditors.
Rev. T. G. HALL, M.A. 1 J. B. SHUTTLEWORTH, Esq.

PhysicianDr. JeAFFRESON, Esq., 2, Finsbury Square.
Surgeon-W. Coulson, Esq., 2, Frederick's Place, Old Jewry.
Consulting Actuary-PROFESSOR HALL, M.A., of King's College.

Solicitor-WILLIAM FISHER, Esq., 19, Doughty Street.

Advantages of Assuring with this Company. In addition to a large subscribed Capital, Policy-holders have the security of an Assurance Fund of Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Pounds, and an Income of 74,0001. a-year, arising from the issue of 7,000 Policies.

Bonus, or Profit Branch. Persons assuring on the Bonus System will be entitled to 80 per cent of the profits on this branch after payment of five yearly premiums, and afterwards annually; the profit assigned to each Policy can be added to the sum assured, applied in reduction of the annual premium, or paid in ready money.

Non-bonus or Low Premium Branch. The Tables on the non-participating principle afford peculiar advantages to the assured, not offered by any other office; for where the object is the least possible outlay, the payment of a given sum is secured to the Policy-holder on the death of the Assured, at a reduced rate of Premium.

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One-half of the “ Whole Term" Premium may remain on credit for seven years, or one-third of the Premium may remain for life, as a debt upon the Policy, at 5 per cent., or may be paid off at any time without notice.

Claims paid in One Month after proofs have been approved.
LOANS upon approved Security.

The Medical Officers attend every day at Throgmorton Street at a Quarter before Two o'Clock

E. BATES, Resident Director,

THE GENERAL
Life and Fire Assurance Company.

ESTABLISHED 1837.

EMPOWERED BY SPECIAL ACTS OF PARLIAMENT.

62, KING WILLIAM STREET, LONDON, AND 21, ST. DAVID STREET,

EDINBURGH.

CAPITAL ONE MILLION.

Directors.
GEORGE Bousfield, Esq.

CHARLES HINDLEY, Esq. M.P.
THOMAS CHALLIS, Esq. and Ald.

THOMAS PIPER, Esq.
Jacob George Cope, Esq.

THOMAS B. SIMPSON, Esq.
John Dixon, Esq.

;

Hon. C. P. VILLIERS, M.P.
Joseph FLETCHER, Esq.

John Wilks, Esq.
RICHARD HOLLIER, Esq.

EDWARD WILSON, Esq.

Auditors.
Joseph Dawson, Esq.; WILLIAM HUNTER, Jun., Esq.; George Meek, Esq.
Secretary.

Actuary.
Thomas PRICE, LL.D.

DAVID OUGHTON, Esq.
Bankers.
The BANK OF ENGLAND and Messrs. HANKEYS.
Physician.

Surgeon.
THOMAS BULL, Esq., M.D.

GILBERT MACKMURDO, Esq., F.R.S.
Solicitor.
STEPHEN WALTERS, Esq.

Annual Premiums for the Assurance of £100 payable at Death.
Age 25
£1 16 3

AGB 40

£2 15 7
30
2 1 5

45

3 6 0
35
2 7 8

50

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The following are amongst the distinctive features of this Company. 1. Entire freedom of the Assured from responsibility, and exemption from the mutual iabilities of Partnership. * II. Payment of Claims guaranteed by a Capital of One Million.

IN THE LIFE DEPARTMENT.1. Assurances are effected on Participating and Non-participating Tables, on Ascending

and Descending Scales, for short periods, and by Policies payable at the ages of 65, 60, 55, or 50, or previously in the event of death.

2: Premiums way be paid Annually, Half-yearly, or Quarterly, in a limited number of payments, in One Sum, or on Increasing and Decreasing Scales. 3. Policies on the Participating Scales immediately interested in the Profits of the Company. 14. The age of the Assured admitted on satisfactory evidence being presented.

5. Policies assigned as Security not forfeited by Duelling, Suicide, or the Execution of Judicial Sentences.

IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.-Houses, Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, Mills, Merchandise, Shipping in Docks, Rent, and risks of all description, insured at moderate rates.

LOANS from 1001. to 1,0001. advanced on Personal Security, and the Deposit of a Life Policy to be effected by the Borrower.

A liberal Commission allowed to Solicitors, Auctioneers, and Surveyors.

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