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ITHE RECENT SEIZURES OF EXPLOSIVES.

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In the HOUSE OF LORDS, June 26, the Earl of Redesdale Proposed a new Standing Order similar to that adopted by other House permitting railway companies, under eer- specified conditions, to pay interest out of capital during the construction of their lines. To this Lord Auckland moved an amendment declaring it he undesirable to alter the existing Standing Order until Oa 114(1 Pissed to amend the Companies Clauses consolidation Act of 1846; and after a discussion, in the rjOWe of which the Lord Chancellor and Earl Granville i»o«*e in support of the amendment, both it and the pro- posed Standing Order were negatived. Gnt°r<^ Carlingford, replying to Lord Sandwich, said the ^vernment had not yet given up all hope of getting the "Vers Conservancy Bill through the House of Commons. gjT-he orders of the day having been disposed of, their lord- P3 adjourned at ten minutes to six o'clock. V^the HOUSE OF COMMONS, at the Morning Sitting, Sir W. Ridley brought up from the Standing Committee on the Criminal Appeal Bill >nd a special report j>n the Criminal Procedure Bill, stating that the Committee proceeded as far as Clause 11, that there were 390 amendments on the remaining 120 clauses, and that, finding *» impossible to report the Bill to the House at a time of Jpe session when it could be adequately discussed, the Committee had determined not to proceed further with it. POSTAL ORDER SYSTEM.. Mr. Rankin asked the Postmaster-General whether, in the Interests of emigrants and others who desired to transmit small sums of money either tc or from this country to the Colonies, he would take into his consideration the desirability of extending the postal order system to the colonies, or of lessening the Cost of post-office orders. Mr. Fawcett said: In reply to the hon. member I am glad to be able to state that a Bill is being prepared, which I hope lnf>rtIy to introduce, to authorize negotiations being entered Jnto with the various colonies for the extension of the postal order system to them. THE CORRUPT PRACTICES BILL. •^e House was occupied all the afternoon In Committee Clause 6 of the Corrupt Practices Bill, which defines w°at expenditure shall be deemed illegal practice. On the sub-section relating to the travelling expenses of Pters, Mr. Stanton proposed to allow voters to be conveyed !? poll at the expense of the candidates if resident more "•an three miles from a polling-place. ^The Attorney-General objected, and in the end the pro- posal was negatived by 163 to 68. ,0n the sub-section which prohibits any payment to an lector for the use of a house, land, &c., for the exhibition jl* ^dresses, flags, &o,, Mr. Shell proposed to leave out the •uniting words to an elector," but on a division the Com- talttee declined to do this by 239 to 66 and an amendment y Mr. Lewis, to omit the sub-section prohibiting the hiring *committee-rooms '0ey0nd the number allowed in the first ~nle, was negatived by 214 to 122. v,Mf: Cowen next moved an addition to the clause, pro- cm! 8 the lending or borrowing of private carriages to onvey voiers to the poll, but before any decision was arrived °n the point the Committee adjourned. At the Evening Sitting the House was counted out before '1 business was done.

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