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HOUSE OF COMMONS.

JUSTICE IN RURAL DISTRICTS.

Death of Mr. James Beal.

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Death of Mr. James Beal. We regret to announce that Mr. James Beal, the Nestor of municipal reform, died at Hammersmith on Thursday morning. The deceased was a Londoner by birth, having been born at Chelsea in 1829. He was an auc- tioneer, but devoted much of his t.ime to London questions; in fact, he may ba justly described as the Fat her of London municipal reform, alt hough iiis services in this connection did not always meet with the recognition that was his due. He took an active part as the colleague of James Taylor, the founder of the freehold land movement, in establishing land and building societies. He began the movement which culminated in the Public Worship Regula- iion Act of 1874, and was instruineutal in securing the passing of the Metropolis Gas Act, 1860, anii the City of London Gas Act, 1868. As early as 1852 he was a prominent politician m West- minster. He was an active member of the City Guilds Reform Association, and was the hon. secretary of the Metropolitan Municipal Associa- tion, which was formed to create a municipality foi London. In 1855 he published pamphlets on the Newspaper Sramp Duty and on Direct Taxa- tion. He was active in securing the Royal Commission on City Parochial Charities and secured the Royal Commission on the Livery Companies. He also formulated a demand for the restitution of Christ's Hospital to the poor of Lon- don. Mr. Beal WaS elected to the county council for Fulhain in 1889. The deceased reformer was the guest at a Criterion dinner a short time sincv, and was the centre of a social circle at the National Liberal Club. During the past eighteen months Mr. Beal lias taken active interest in the proposals for the acquisition of the London water supplyjby the municipal authorities, and has been all active supporter of the Bill for that object now before Parliament, pnmotcd by the Metropolitan vestries. Mr. Beal was a prominent member of the St. James's Vtstry.

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