Mr. CARDWELL moved a series of resolutions, making provisions of considerable importance respecting railway and canal bills, which, after some discussion, were agreed to. Sir J. WALMSLEY inquired of the Home Secretary whether there was any and what foundation for the statements
of compositions to professions, and to let a premium on deferred annuity or on life assurance be a matter of deduction. By this the tax would lose £120,000 a year. Government itself was to become an assurer of life, as it now was a vendor of life annuities. It was proposed to re
The market closed tamely but steadily, with no change on the current quotations of yesterday. The sales amounted to 6,000 bales, and comprise about 4,500 Americans (1,000 for export and 500 on speculation), 230 Pernam and Maranham, std. to 7d.; 500 Egyptian, 511 to 71d: 700 Sura
INCUMBERED Esuns.—On Monday, Et return was made public, from which it appears that the number of petitions lodged for the sale of ineumbered estates in Ireland is 2,692, of which 2,668 were granted, and 406 dismissed. The total pro. duce of the sales is £8,790,917 17s. Bd.
ANOTHER MERCHANT-SHIP TOTALLY DESTROYED BY LIGHTNING.—By advices from the United States, we learn that a splendid merchant trader, called the Golden Light, was struck by lightning within the limits of the north-east trade winds, in the early part of last month, and totally destr
give a bleak but a brief passage. For part of its short route it must pass between a range of high embankments or rocks. On a small scale we know what that implies, in a temperate climate, from railway cuttings. It has, undoubtedly, other advantages, but they are to be purchased