18 MAY 1867, Page 3

The list of Consol-holders has been published this week, and

is interesting. On the first dividend day in 1865 less than 127,000 persons held the entire National Debt, and less than 70,000 held the greater part of it. It is asserted that the "number of persona entitled to dividends not exceeding1001.," that is to say, to 3,0001., is only 11,537. That number includes, of course, auy number of corporations, but it is a curious one, if true. The difficulty is to believe that the Debt can be held in such enormous amounts, unless, indeed, the majority of the holders are corporations.