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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY,…

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FRANCE AND ITALY.

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THE EXPLOSION AT THE WERFA…

..TOWN LETTERS-No. 2.

CARDIFF.

RATE-TN-AID (IRELAND) BILL.

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had ru.tn.ing to do with the matter. The farmers would not stand it much longer, and the noble earl the other evening had only had recourse to that argument to get up a cheer. Earl GREY explained. AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS. The Duke of RICHMOND then rose, for the purpose of calling the attention of the Home to the existence of distress in the agri- 4ral districts. He did r.ot wish to be an fdarmist, but large of our countrymen were suffering from severe pressure, The Government now said that they could rot retrace their steps. ajifl for that reason the farmers* wished to see another administra- iton in power. For his part, he wished they would resign, for he was convinced there would be no ditiiculty in finding better men to fill their places. 'i he Earl of WiNCim.sr.A could not remain silent on the pre- sent occasion, for he thought that a continuance of the existing oi things would seriously affect the prosperity and tranquil- of the country. For years they had pursued a falal course. Earl GllEY did not third; the present a fitting occasion to re-open the question of free trade. He was quite aware of the existence of great distress in the agricultural districts, and he sincerely de- plored it but, looking at what had occurred in former years, his firm conviction was that any measure that might be adopted in the vain hope of relieving distress which arose from circumstances be- yond their control would do far more harm than good. The Ear! of MAI.MKSBUHY was sorry to hear that the Govern- ment were unwilling to take any steps to alleviate agricultural distress. After some explanatory observations from the Duke of RICH- MOtH), the matter dropped. Their lordships then adjourned to Friday.