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-1 FRIDAY.—MARCH 17TH. J HOUSK O: COMMONS.—Sir Charles Dilke a">?in requested Mr Maclver to read his Blue Beoks in- stead of askiag him for information that was con- fined in them Mr Maclver's question that I elicited this request from the T i.der Foreign Secretary was as to the effect of the suxt >xe j?entrepot in charging Canadian goods coming by vay of Liverpool with dues from which Canadian goods by way of New York were free. Sir Cuarles Dilke said if Mr MacTver had read hia Blue Book;- be would have found that the commissioners had ou.cceeded in getting the French Government to fllnre the views which both he and the honourable member for Birkenhead held on this matter. Mr D. Maclver subsequently again referred to the subject of French shipping b unties, a-,d, receiv- ing from Sir Charles Dilke a brief repetition of his former answer, gave notice that he would on another occasion can attention to the subject. The Attf >rney-Genera1, in answer to Mr Ashmead, admitted the necessity of dealing with corrupt practices at municipal elections, br.t he had found it impossible to deal with this subject in the same bill with corrupt practices at parliamentary elections. Mr Gorst called attention to the chatter recently granted by her Majesty s Govern- ment to the British North Borneo Company and moved an address prayiag her Majesty to revoke or alter so much of the charter as 2ave an implipd function to the o r.intenance of slavery under the protection of the British flag. Mr Gladstone Jefended the course the Government had taken with regard to this company. As to tie speciil point raised in Mr Gorst'a motion, the Premier jsui3 evcVi Hi? Brit1 six Oro^n exfircisa** a pro- tectorate, it W; 3 doubtful whether we could, or whether it was right that we should, at once put an end to domestic slavery, without regard to the v.na-^r; and customs of the country or the right of property. We could ed! act in the matter by negotiation and by peaceable means; but our position would ^>2 much more (strengthened when the influence cf the British Government was acknowledged thar. if the ".ansa of the slaves had beer, left wholly in the hands of a trading com. pany. Tho charter could be revoked if the com- may aid net do everything in its power to dis- courage slavery. Atter some discussion, Mr Gorst's motion was rejected, and the house went into committee of supply.

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