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vaorporated, with Limited Liability, under “ The Companies' Act, 1862.”
Application will be made to Parliament, in the next Session, for an Act conferring special powers.

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HENRY FARQUHAR, Esq. (Harries, Farquhar and Co.)



JOHN HORATIO LLOYD, Esq. (Director Lands Improvement Company). HON. WILLIAM NAPIER, (Director Lands Improvement Company). HON. HENRY PETRE.

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O The Directors of the Ixnuxarroxar. Fmsncun Socrn'rr, in submitting this Prospectus to the Public, call attention to the fact that the Company has been established to supply an admitted want in this country, where landed property is less negotiable as a Fund of Credit, than in any other of the States of Europe, in most of which large financial associations, such as the Banks of Hypothecatiou in Prussia, Austria, and Holland, the Credit Foncier of France, &c., &c., make advances on Land with promptitude, at a moderate rate of Interest, and at small attendant expense.

These undertakings are all founded on the principle of the intervention of a Society, with large subscribed capital and consequent credit, enabling it to raise money on the most favourable terms, as an intermediary between borrowers, and lenders seeking investment on Landed Security.

The difliculty, delay, and heavy costs incurred in effecting the mortgage of even firstelass property, are well known; and there are numerous valuable interests arising out of Lands which are at present almost wholly unavailable as a source of Credit, especially in times of financial depression.

The Company will act as Agents between the investing Public and the Borrower They will also make advances rcpayable at fixed terms, or by termini;le annuities, 0,, Landed Estate, and on every charge upon Land, such as County Md parish Rates, Rates levied on Land under Public or Private Acts of Parliament, Royal Charters, Commissions of Sewers, Improvement Rent Charges on Private Estates, Town Improvement Rates, Ground Rents, Harbour Trusts, &c.

All the necessary preliminary steps have been taken for applying to Parliament in the ensuing Session for a special Act in aid of the Company‘s operations; and with a view immediately to secure to the Company a field for the commencement of business, provisional


and rcmunerative arrangements have been made for operations of an extensive character in connection with securities created for the Improvement of Land, under the Lands Improvements Company’s Acts of Parliament, and which are preference charges on valuable private estates.

Upon the basis of the Securities thus acquired, the Company will issue Mortgage Debentures at fixed rates of interest, payable half-yearly, for shorter or longer terms, as may suit Investors; and such a system of registration will be adopted as will effectively protect the lenders from any over issue of Debentures by the Company. It is well known that very large sums of money lie comparatively idle in the Provincial Banks, and in the hands of Trustees and private individuals, which it is believed will be readily invested through those Agencies, in Mortgage Debentures founded upon real securities, and further guaranteed by a large uncalled capital, many of the securities constituting, as before mentioned, first-charges upon Land under special Acts of Parliament.

The Company, acting by their Debenture system, will be enabled to turn over their paidup capital many times in the year. It is estimated that a working fund of 200,000!., being 10!. per share, would be suflicient to conduct a business involving operations of three or four millions per annum, and a moderate commission upon that amount would produce an income, which, after making the most ample deductions for working expenses and reserve fund, will leave a sum available for Dividend suflicient to remunerate the Shareholders on an unusually high scale, as proved by the large profits made by the Lands Improvement Company in the ten years they have been in operation.

The powerful landed and financial support which the Company has already obtained, insure the two elements which are essential to a commercial success, namely a steady and constant demand and supply.

Applications for Shares must be made to the Inaananorun FINANCIAL Socrnrv (Limited), at their temporary Offices, 54 Old Broad street, EC.

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The fantastic dream of German Unity under a lopsided and rickety Diet of puppets and potentates at Frankfort, is rapidly passing away. The people of Germany, enlightened and enfranchised where they have broken up and got rid of the dry-rotten remnants of mediasval rule, amongst them may one day form a great, free, and wise nation; but under existing circumstances the thing is clearly impossible. Apart from all considerations of right and wrong, of expediency or folly, the present mechanism of the Confederation, it is clear, will not work. It Was never meant to do so in any sense save a dynastic one; and even for that purpose it has proved an egregious failure. It W118 a cheat from the beginning, and disgrace and ridicule await its end. By the specious promise of admitting the petty princes of the Elbe and the Rhine to a sort of equality in national council, Austria and Prussia in 1814 hoped to secure, without paying for it, the defensive help of the seven or eight millions of people subjcct to the minor despots of Germany. Neither of them was just then in a position to insist upon the hegemony. That perplexing question was consequently deferred. Sometimes Austria, sometimes Prussia, looked the stronger; but whenever either made a mere towards ascendancy, it was always certain to be speedily baffled and brought to nothing. In 1848 the grasping ambition of Brandenburg, under the false pretence of heading the popular movement, clutched at the Imperial Crown, but was tripped up in the very act, and contumeliously compelled to disown it. Last year the House of Hapsburg tried more decently, but with as little success, to obtain a practical ascendancy in national affairs; but in its turn it was flung back from the very threshold, and the Court of Berlin had its revenge. The petty tyrants have now been trying their hands at political pub-pin“ Affecting to head a popular craze about Slesvig-Holstein, they have gone through the solemn farce of outvoting Austria and Prussia at Frankfort, and sending their contributory

uads a-buccaneering. Usurping preposterously the right and the power to act as though they really represented, or were really responsible to Germany, they have affected to decree the partition of a neighbouring kingdom, and to aunul a solemn European treaty. Regardless of the rcmonstrances and warnings of England, France, and Russia, they have publicly entertained the claims of a noteless and werthless pretender of their own sort to bear rule over Holstein and Slesvig. Their troops have actually taken possession of the province, and Federal Commissioners have seized on the revenues and archives, and for some weeks have been actually carrying on the business of local government in their name.

The Duke of Augustenburg, under their protection, enters the provincial capital, and is installed in one of its chief mansions. His armorial bearings supplant those of its lawful Sovereign, and sentries keep guard at his door. Europe almost increduloust looks on at the impndent outrage; and, in sheer disgust at the hazard of innocent blood being spilt without need, has counselled the Danes to stand back a little until the political drunkards become sober. The Danes, very angry, as well they may be, but with exemplary temper and discretion, cross the Eider, and from the other side, while looking to their priming, mutter audibly that they will stand no more nonsense. But forbearance, advice, reason, expediency, all plead in vain with a diet of mock monarchs like those of Hanover and Hesse-Darmstadt, VVurtemburg, and Wolfenbiittel. Because they have been suffered to play the fool so far, they fancy that they will really be permitted to seat upon a throne their shabby cousin, whose father sold his pretensions, whatever they were, for a sum of money only ten years ago, which sum Denmark has faithfully paid, and which he, we presume, has spent like a gentleman. But never did here in a stage play come to more summary downfall. Already his bit of rebel bunting has been pulled down at Kiel, and the sentries commanded to march off and not to show themselves again at his door. Already the Danish arms have been restored where they had been sfi'aced on the public buildings, and an intimation, in no very roundabout phraseology, given to his Serene Highness by Divine right, that he must really learn to behave himself decently. Already his protectors the Federal Commissioners, after asking in vain for instructions from-Frankfort how they were to play the game, have thrown down their cards and requested permission to withdraw. Prince Frederick VIII., of the House of Augustenburg, is said to have a talent for private thestricals. It certainly looks very much



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but when next he has to choose a part in genteel comedy for the diversion of his friends, his recent experience will no doubt prompt him to select that of " A Nabob for an Hour."

The bubble, if indeed it has not already burst, is evidently about to disappear. The Courts of Vienna and Berlin, enraged at the presumption of their sham equals in the Diet, ashamed to repudiate openly the Treaty of 1852, have from the first given the strongest assurances to the other great Powers that they meant to adhere to that treaty, and that they would never acknowledge the Duke of Augustenburg. Too much afraid, however, of popular discontent at home to venture upon direct esp'onsal of the Danish cause, they have resorted to the transparent and dangerous expedient of pretending to lead a national crusade, for the purpose only, as they confidentially whisper, of betraying it. It is hard to conceive how they should have supposed that such a design would not have been seen through from the very beginning. Twenty years ago, when a Parliament sat neither in the Prussian nor the Austrian capital, and the whole business of government took place by the written method or behind screens, a hoodwiaking policy as a temporary device to meet a pressing emergency was not quite so ridiculous. But with a Chamber of Deputies whose consent must be asked to authorize taxes or loans to pay the cost of invasion, how could Count Rechberg or Herr von Bismark imagine that they could escape questionings which no dexterity could ens ble them to parry, and which if not parricd must be fatal to their delusive scheme? Fatal they have proved, indeed. A great majority of the Prussian Chamber, already incensed, and with reason, at the conduct of the Government in other matters, refused point blank to vote a shilling to pay the army in Holstein without categorical assurances as to its object, which Ministers could not give. In a transport of rage, Herr von Bismark told them that they would have him sacrifice the pro-eminence of the Prussian Monarchy to the will of the Frankfort Diet; that they were false to their constitutional oaths; that as they would not vote the money, he would find a way otherwise to get it; and that as they were false to their constitutional oaths and duties, he and his colleagues had counselled their Master to bid them begone. Their last not before dispersing was a declaration, by the mouth of their Speaker, that the Constitution was systematically set at naught by the Government, and that the Royal word had been broken. Tidings come from Vienna not less pregnant and impressive. In the Imperial Legislature, though the Polish representation is numerically insignificant and neither Hungary nor Venetia takes any part, a majority against the Government, calm, resolute, and outspoken, makes itself heard. In the Grand Committee of Finance, on the 26th instant, the vote of 10,000,000 of florins, demanded as indispensable, was deliberately cut down to five; and the grant was saddled with conditions that in any other country would be considered as rendering it nugatory. After a long debate, a distinct and direct vote of censure Was carried by eighteen to sixteen,--“ That the “ Chamber of Deputies do declare, that as it considers the “ occupation of Slesvig neither in accordance with the “ interests of Austria nor with the peace of Europe, it “ declines to take on itself any responsibility for the con“ sequences of such a measure.”

Upon the decision being announced, Ministers rose and silently quitted the Assembly. It is no doubt competent to the Chamber to reject the recommendation of its Committee. But considering the composition of the latter, and the temper of the time, little hope from that quarter can be entertained. Thus, repudiated by the constitutional authorities, the press, and the people of their own country, and equally condemned by the intelligence, the honour, and the wisdom of foreign States, though for opposite reasons, the tricky and paltering Cabinets of Berlin and Vienna are now left with the whole weight of the odious responsibility they have resolved to assume, of baulking the vehement desire of the German community, or plunging headlong, without loyalty, popularity, or money enough for a month, into a European war. Princer promises of German Unity meantime are more than ever brought to naught; and the territorial integrity, which the mad scheme of partitioning Denmark was devised to strengthen, is for the first time for fifty years in danger. We repeat what we have before said,—the united Germany of a selfgoverned people the world may yet see; a united Germany under a discordant Diet of despots, never.


It may be remembered that Dr Turnbull was severely censured in the Duke of Cambridge's comments on the Court-Martial on Colonel Crawley. The words are—

Surgeon Turnbull, in like manner, has laid himself open to the gravest censure. Bil conduct with reference to the entries in the


should his explanations not prove satisfactory, most serious notice must necessarily be taken of his proceedings; but, at all events, his continuance in the Inniskilling Dragoons has become impossible.

Surely it would have been better to have reserved the expression of the gravest censure till the inquiry proposed should have proved it merited and due. As it happens, the explanations of Dr Turnbull have proved completely satisfactory, and he is acquitted of all blame. Nevertheless he remains under the unrevoked censure of the Commander-inChief. Decidedly this should show how rash and dangerous it is to pass judgments upon the evidence of witnesses. A bad examiner makes a bad witness, and there are various other causes which make a witness appear to disadvantage— nervousness, loss of self-possession, or of temper under a badgering cross-examination. A witness will sometimes seem to be fencing with a question when he sees that its drift is to get a categorical answer which would convey a false impression to the Court. We remember a question of this sort which was met, not with a parry, but a direct reply with an explanation tacked to it. “ I did not ask you “that,” said the bullying cross-examining counsel, “ con“fine yourself, Sir, to the question." “ No,” was the rejoinder, “ you did not ask me for the explanation of my " answer, but I gave it because my answer without it “ would mislead the jury." This was the conduct of a man who had all his wits about him, but how few are in that condition, especially in the presence of a Court, truly or not,-supposcd to have a leaning to the side of authority.

The truth is, that a witness should never be called to account for his evidence, except by process of an indictment for perjury. It is not within any other competency to judge whether he has given his evidence to the best of his knowledge and belief, according to his oath. He may seem or really be evasive, because he is frightened and nervous, but this without bad faith or dishonest purpose.

Is it to be understood that officers giving evidence before courts-martial are to be considered on their trial, so far as the judgment of the Horse Guards is concerned and the power there to punish? If there be this sort of trial, it has this unique peculiarity, that it allows of no defence, no appeal, and a man may be disgraced and mined for ever for some equivocal expression or mistaken appearance in his evidence.

Dr Turnbull has had the advantage of inquiry after censure passed; but how is the public to be assured that Major Swindley and Mr Fitzsimon have not also been rashly judged, and might not also have cleared their conduct and characters upon investigation of particulars?

We have repeatedly borne our humble testimony to the Duke of Cambridge's spirit of justice, he is essentially a kind and fair man, but no mortal is to be trusted with a judgment on men’s characters and fortunes, for what has appeared against them not as prisoners, in which position they could make defence, but as witnesses. The policy of justice is to give all encouragement to evidence within the bounds of truth, but how can officers be expected to come forward to perform a part, any failure in which, from intellectual infirmity, confusion of mind, misunderstanding, or unreadiness, may be visited with disgrace and ruin? Who can foreknow how he may figure as witness under a cleverly conducted Old Bailey cross~examination P

Major Swindley's case seems one of peculiar hardship. The Mhow Court-Martial had found fault with the animus of a part of his evidence as to language used by Colonel Crawlcy. At the Aldcrshott Court he was questioned as to the same point, and placed in this dilemma, that he must either have retracted what he had stated on oath, or repeat what had been censured as prompted by a bad spirit. For this, it is said, in the memorandum of the Horse Guards, that Major Swindley has not availed himself of the forbearance shown him, and not ceased to entertain feelings which strike at the root of all discipline.

But when sentence of rain is pronounced upon an omcer something more precise than this vague allegation is necessary. What were the feelings striking at the root of all discipline, and how were they manifested ? Major Swindley may have done again what he was blamed for doing at hlhow, but it may be that the blame was not due to him, but to the Court at Mhow, whose proceedings were of confeesed irregularity, and certainly not to be quoted as of any authority.

A feeling hostile to Colonel Crawley is, we suppose, what is imputed to Major Swindley. But every witness for a prosecution may be regarded as hostile to the prisoner, and if that feeling is to be censured and punished, no one will encounter ruin by coming forward with adverse testimony. And an adverse feeling, an indignant feeling, an angry, feeling, is not always an unbecoming and blameable feeling. A witness, in deposing to language revolting to both decency and humanity, may be allowed to do so in some spirit of disgust and indignation. A witness is not a judge, he is not bound to be dispassionate; he appears to substantiate an accusation, and provided he does so with strict regard to truth, is not to be blamed for having in him some of the spirit of the accuser. The witness whole

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