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NORTH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE…

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THE "WINE CELLAR" OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. The christening of the new whisky vat in the cellars of the House of Commons has drawn attention afresh to the singular methods adop- ted in connection with the catering at St. Stephen's, and when Parliament re-assembles iom« very pertinent questions will be put con- cerning the title of the Kitchen Committee tie invest" the so-called profits of the refreshment department in wines and spirits. As a matter of fact, there are no profits in the true sense of the word. In view of the peculiar conditions under which meals have to be served at West- minr-the fluctuations in the attendance of members, he possibility of unlooked-for "oounts-out,' the brevity of the session, and so on-a sum of P.2,000 is voted to the Kitchen Committee every year to guard against the con- tingency of loss, but owing to the introduction of a more commercial spirit during Lord Stan- ley's chairmanship the whole of this subsidy has not been needed for some years, and it is the balance which has been expended in pur- chasing champagne, claret, and whisky for the benefit of future Parliaments. The critics of the present arrangement contend that if the subsidy is no longer needed it should no longer be given, and the issue will be cleanly raised next session whether the House of Commons should continue to vote £2,000 annually for the role purpose of stocking the Parliamentary wine cellars, or, if it is preferred, that the sub- sidy should be withdrawn, certain teetotoal members will demand that it should be applied to a reduction in the food tariff, so that they may derive advantage as well as the consumers of alcohol.

-+-THE DRINK QUESTION IN INDIA.

-0-THE PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE…

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-1r-A LABOUR M.P. ON LOCAL…

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WHAT WOMAN SUFFERAGE HAS DONE…

I SUCCESS OF A PENTRE SCHOLAR.

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GOOD TEMPLARY IN PONTYPRIDD.

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'tP>\ CONGREGATIONALISM' GLAMORGAN

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