Annual Register Volume 1855

Annual Register Volume 1855

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...till too late to stop his train; and it ran into the excursion-train, crushing the rearmost carriages. Fortunately, the train had been heard approaching, and many persons left the last carriage of the stationary train, and thus escaped death or mutilation. Two of the occupants of another carriage were Lieutenants Dobie and Smith, of the 79th Begiment: the former had one of his legs fractured, and his companion was badly bruised. Twenty-two other passengers received injuries more or less serious. On the 31st of August, another accident occurred on the same line at Aberdeen. The carriages were allowed to run into the station without any check, and came against the buffers with so much violence that eight passengers were injured.---Fnnncn Low or THIRTY MII.Lrons.--The Emperor of the French has made another appeal to his people for funds wherewitll ' to carry on the war, and with eminent success. The sum required was equal to 30,000,000l. sterling. The terms offered were certainly very favourable. The price of the 4% per cent. Rentes was fixed at 92f. 250. per 100f. stock; and of the 3 per cent. Rentes at 65f. 250. per 100." stock. To these were added certain advantages in the mode of payment, making the interest on the capital invested equal to about 4 per cent. It was announced also that the demands for 50f. Rentes would not be subject to deduction. As very great profits would be derived by successfully turning the subscriptions, the demand, especially for the lower amounts, was enormous----no doubt, partly owing to large capitalists dividing their demands among numerous agents, in order to secure the smaller subscriptions. The total amount demanded at the close of the lists this day was not less than 144,000,00()l., of which more more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236909747
  • 9781236909749