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FRIDAY.—MARCH 17TH.

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FRIDAY.—MARCH 17TH. ITOT/SH or --Sir Charles Dilke t-ii roqisstcd M: Maclver to read his Blue Beoks ia- I liíÍíehd of asking him for information that was con- L?.h ed in ';hem. Mr Maclver's question that elicited this request from the Under Foreign 830 etary v'as as to the effect of the suxtaxe fen repo' in charging Canadian goods coming by WilY of Liverpool with dues from which Canadian gnois by.wt-y of New York were (vie. Sir Charles Dilke said if Mr Maclver bad read his Blue Book hi would have found that the commissioners had Succeeded in getting the Fr?.ich Government to share the which both he und the honourable member for Birkenhead held on this matter Mr D. Maclver subs qnontly again referred to the subject of F:ench shipping b Auntie*.1, asd, receiv- ing from Sir Charles lulke a brief repetition d his former answer, gave notice that he would on another occasion call attention to the subject The Attot ney • General, in answer to Mr Ashraea i, admitted the necessity of dealing with corrupt practices at municipal elections, but he had foun i it imrjossible to deal with this subject in the sam bill 'with corrupt practices at parliamentary w elections Mr Gorat called attention to the charter recently granted by her Majesty s Govern. ment to the British North Borneo Company, and moved'an address praying her Majesty to revoke or alter so mach of the charter as gave an implied aaoc*oii to the maintenance of s .avery under the protection of the British fhg. Mr Gladstone defended the course the Government had taken w;Gh regard to this company. As to the special yoint raised in Mr Gorst'a motion, the Premier a s-id even where the British Crown exercised a pro- tectorate, it was doubtful whether we could, or whether it waa light that we should, at once put an end to domestic slavery, without regard to the usages and customs of the country or the right of property. We could enly act in the matter by negotiation and by peaceable means; but our p jaition would be much more strengthened when the influence of the British Government was acknowledged than if the cause of the slaves had b?en left wholly in the hands of a trading com- pany. The charter could be revoked if the com- luny did net do everything in its power to dis- courage slavery. After some discussion, Mr Gorst's metion was rejected, and the house went ivto committee of supply.

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