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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1872.

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTEERS.

UN SECTARIAN EDUCATION.

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UN SECTARIAN EDUCATION. The result of the division upon Mr. DIXON'S motion and Mr. FOKSXEB'S amendment on the Education Act, affords ground of encouragement to the great body of thoughtful men committed to the task of securing un- sectarian teaching for the children of this country. The motion received the support of 94 members, and the opposition of 355 the Government obtaining a majo- rity of 261. For the amendment 323 members voted, or less, by 32, than had opposed Mr. DIXON'S motion. Against the amendment there voted 98 members, four more than had voted for Mr. DIXON. The pairs were 22 so that the strength of the opposition to the Education Act was 120 members, or double the number who voted with Mr. DIXON and the League last year. Under these circumstances we feel that no cause for dismay exists. On the contrary if the advocates of Un- sectarian Education can only effect within the year a pro rata increase in the number of their friends in Par- liament, no ministry will be able to carry on the business of the country with such a phalanx in opposi- tion. Indeed, already the followers of Mr. DIXON, should they elect to do so, might defeat the Government upon any question which the Tories could not sup- port. Of csurse a factious feeling will not be mani- fested by the 120 champions of religious liberty; but the fact remains that they possess the power of seri- ously compromising ministers upon debateable points. If only they were to follow the example of the Govern- ment and, discarding principle, resort to mere expedi- ency with a view to accomplish their purposes, the PHEMIER and his friends would find themselves placed in an extremely unenviable, if not untenable, position

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