9 FEBRUARY 1867, Page 3

The Electoral Returns for Counties contain one very curious and

instructive table—the numbers, county by county, of occu- piers who are also owners. Many men, no doubt, own in two counties, but still the return enables us to arrive at the minimum number of considerable owners of land outside Parliamentary boroughs. There are in all England—without Wales—but 43,591 persons who own land assessed at more than 50/. a year.