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7MS REFORM BILL. tha t-i Bill has passed through committee' in I*6 re °US9 °* ^ords, arjd on Monday the Report will This simple announcement, taken by V Opposed to be the beginning of the end, ^h<h <IamiQt disguise from ourselves the apprehen- f'ii; aJvve have.only reached the end of the begin- he Lords, in the last evening of their sitting Pacini me(* aTl oveiwhelmii;g majority the Vyu Noting Papers. The Marquis of Salis- kt^sch°^^t ^orwarc* *n an elaborate form clauses ''otcti U'6S ena^"9 voters both in counties and s to transmit their votes in writing to the officer, as had been originally proposed by .9rby°Vernraen^ 'n t;he House of Commons. Lord t''9n, aitkaVe l'1e principle of the proposal his sanc- *° ^0u.g^ abstained from committing himself Salisbury's provisions in all their details, and mated debate, in which Lord Cairns sup- ^°Pterl u c'ause ^th his accustomed skill, it was 1 isbu v°tes. The review of Lord s proposed machinery was deferred until p15'1 Co ant* ies' even^r!§ was occupied i f |^Paratively unimportant discussions. Lord 04cj "ed to obtain the sanction of the committee Hicjj Use relieving all persons appointed to offices tieCeCa" be held with a seat in Parliament from of vacating their seats upon obtaining tt°'e folon on appointment, while Lord Stanhope was ParvUnate 'n introducing an enactment providing 1) end n?ent should not be dissolved ipso facto at ^t slj0u?, s^x raonths after the demise of the Crown, or continued until it expired by efflux of dissolved by an exercise of Prerogative > Co 1 go to the House of Commons with '^e r Slderable alterations in it.. The principle ivit repi,esentation of minorities in constituencies C' a t}\ n two members has been sanctioned of"18 renn«*rkable power, and by a con- t!\ th ^dependent opinion in the House. C ^«st I a^.en.dments which have been adopted -S autK tinguished by the fact that no per 'ii^^t it m1?^ outside the Ministry spoke or voted Vv'e*r 1 ot^er iterations will come before &>, Werp1 °Use w'th less claims for consideration. C', l'ft°Ush ytou.^y opposed by the Liberal Peers, if. jF0l't of a,,??1 r'.e(^ by large numbers, can boast no hi^e .h°ntyf Both, we venture to add, were test elree impolitic, and both, we believe, ^'la Quirfl V Commons. The proposal to fe<L 4*151 .^a^on the Lodger Franchise from the eff i sanctioned by Parliament, would v>eS *° notV ^etr0P°^tan consti- ^en an(^ vvou'(i leave unenfranchised 'l'he 8e of enf 6 asserti°n of their claims to the vrn lellfraiiehi semen t precipitated the Bill. n ^Procefe °l \oting Papers, again, would per- Seryjjg ot election from free choice to cor- Comp]aisance with the wishes the rich and powerful. It is impossible that the ar isans of London can acquiesce in their exclusion. It is impossible that the House of Commons can approve the destruction of all real liberty in the choice of representatives. Even if it could be supposed that the Lower House of Parliament would sanction alter- ations such as these, they could not be permanent; but we look to a determined assertion on the part of the Commons of their former decisions upon them, and to a final result which may lower the character of the House of Lords, but which cannot be doubtful. -Times, of Saturday.

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