13 MAY 1882, Page 23

Report of the City Day Census, 1881. Second Edition. (Longman.)

—This is an interesting document, quite justifying by its results the action of the Corporation of London in making the enumeration. The upshot of the whole is that there are somewhat less than fifty thou- sand persons who live in the City, and more than two hundred and fifty thousand who are regular frequenters of it in the daytime. Another striking fact deserves notice. The return of the City under Schedule D exceeds the aggregate return of the next eighteen largest cities and towns in England. With the inferences of the Census Commissioners which chiefly point to the retention of the separate municipality of the City we have, of course, no concern, on the present occasion.