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- Notes from South Wales.

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M.P. TALKING IN HIS SLEEP.

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M.P. TALKING IN HIS SLEEP. An amusing incident occurred lately in the House of Commons, about 7 o'clock, when one of the many divisions of an all-night sitting took place. The House was almost cleared for the division, when it was found that one of the Irish members who had ensconsed himself 'in a comfortable corner seat, was in blissful ignorance of what was happening. The Chief Government Whip tried to wake the Irish representative, but he was in too sound a sleep to be influenced by gentle nudging. Persistent attempts to bring him to a sense of his responsi- bilities only had the effect of disturbing his repose sufficiently to induce him to talk in his sleep. This he proceeded to do in such loud tones that Mr. Jeffreys (the Chairman), not de- tecting whence came this interruption, sternly cried "Order." By this time the slumbering Irishman's dreams had reached some very defi- nite form, for he awoke in the act of showing fight to some imaginary adversary. What added to the amusement was that when the hon. member did attempt to rise to his feet he found he was suffering from cramp in his legs, but a vigorous rubbing speedily put him in a condition to pass the Division Lobby.

The Children's Column.

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- Notes from South Wales.