Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

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George Woodyatt Hastings, Sir Edwin Pears
John W. Parker, 1864 - Great Britain
The volume for 1886 is a report of the proceedings of the "Conference on temperance legislation, London, 1886."
 

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Contents

Oa the Consolidation of the Statute Law of Scotland anterior to
149
On Legal Procedure Robert Stcabt BarristeratLaw
157
A Proposal to Abolish Small Debt Actions by Retailers against Con
167
The Torrens System of Conveyancing by Registration of Title
180
The Recent Statistics of Bankruptcy in Scotland George Auldjo
188
Practical Suggestions for the Amendment of the Bankruptcy Law
203
Laws relating to Persons
215
Report of the Fourth Meeting of German Jurists Edward Zimmer
221
Curiosities of Legislation Sheriff Barclay LL D
229
Discussion on the Law of Evidence
236
Discussion on the Law of Bankruptcy
247
On the Marriage Law J Campbell Smith Advocate
257
Draft of a Bill to facilitate the Acquirement of House Property by
266
University Certificate Examinations or Local Examinations
274
On MiddleClass Education Rev J P Norms
280
A Grammar School Bill for Scotlandthe necessary Complement
287
On the Present State of Elementary Education in Scotland with
303
The Education of the Poor in France especially in the Protestant
333
Miscellaneous
340
On the United Industrial School Edinburgh J R Findlay
349
The Monitorial System of Elementary Instruction as carried on in
353
Discussion on University Reform
355
On the Organisation of the High School Edinburgh and Cognate
361
Agricultural Instruction on the Lower Platform TV Wallace Ftfe
381
Criminal Statistics and Criminal Legislation Sheriff Watson
395
Organised Associations on the part of the Public necessary for
404
On the Treatment of Female Convicts Mary Carpenter
415
On the Best Means of Improving the Condition of Prisoners on their
422
The Reformatory Movement
428
Notes on the Expenditure Tables in the Reports of H M Inspectors
434
The Magistrates and the Managers of Reformatories Rev Ishmael
443
Report of the Standing Committee of the Department
453
Discussions on Convict Discipline and Transportation 459
459
A Plea for Female Convicts Floeence Hill
468
PUBLIC HEALTH
475
The Causes which modify the Public Health
501
How People may Live and not Die in India Florence Nightingale
510
The Improvement of the Public Health
525
Female MiddleClass Emigration JanbE Lewin
612
Inadequacy of Emigration as a Means of Raising Wages in Old Coun
618
Condition of the Working Classes
624
The Edinburgh Cooperative Building Company II G Reid
627
A Plea for Short Apprenticeships with Special Reference to
641
On the Position of the Cotton Districts Edmund Potter M P
649
On Provident Institutions T Y Strachan
663
PostOffice Savings Banks Frank Ives Scudamore
669
Notes on various Continental Establishments for the Economical
675
On Clubhouses for the Labouring Classes T H Bastard
686
The Influence of Public Opinion on the Habits of the Working
692
Employment of Women
698
Charity and Relief of the Poor
707
The Effects of Poorhouses in Checking Pauperism and Diminishing
725
The Injustice and Impolicy of Exempting the Income of Property
733
Ladies Committees and Mixed Committees Louisa Octavia Hope
739
Emigration in Connexion with the Commerce and Manufactures
747
Discussion on Cooperation
753
On Hinds Houses and Bothies James Rodb
760
On Unfit Employments in which Women are Engaged Emily
767
On the Causes of the Periodical Occurrence of Destitution in the High
773
Changes in the Corn and Provision Trade produced by the Repeal of
783
Notes on the Scotch Tweed Trade Adam Cochrane Jun
792
A Short Account of the Progress of the Linen and Jute Trades
800
Publishing and its allied Trades in Edinburgh W Chambers F R S E
811
The Patent Question R A Macfie
818
On the Economical Effects of the Patent Laws William Hawes
830
Recent Gold Discoveries Thomas MCombie
839
International
851
Report of the Standing Committee of the Department
860
Observations upon the Banking and Currency Laws of the United
868
The Linen Trade of Dunfermline F A Brown
874
An International Congress and Tribunal for the Prevention of
883
Letter from the Hon W Beach Lawrence
891
Index
897
Discussion on Intemperance 557
899
Discussion on National Education 366
905
The System of Inspection in relation to Diseased Animals and their
906

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Page 310 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers, that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
Page 317 - ... to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry, and frugality, honesty and punctuality in their dealings ; sincerity, good humor and all social affections and generous sentiments among the people.
Page 319 - We do not, indeed, expect all men to be philosophers or statesmen ; but we confidently trust, and our expectation of the duration of our system of government rests on that trust, that by the diffusion of general knowledge and good and virtuous sentiments, the political fabric may be secure, as well against open violence and overthrow, as against the slow, but sure, undermining of licentiousness.
Page 311 - That where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families, or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the masters thereof being able to instruct youths, so far as they may be fitted, for the university...
Page 310 - ... have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others their children and apprentices so much learning as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue and knowledge of the capital laws...
Page 317 - ... it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all .future periods of this Commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them ; especially the university at Cambridge, public schools, and grammar schools in the towns...
Page 309 - Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any commonwealth; and whereas many parents and masters are too indulgent and negligent of their duty in...
Page 76 - Coarsest of the provision, which their own labour produces ; and this one, too, oftentimes the feeblest and worst of the whole set, a child, a woman, a madman, or a fool...
Page 318 - A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Page 310 - It is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof, that every township within this jurisdiction, after the" Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...

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