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DISSOLUTION. > END OF SHORT PARLIAMENT. On Monday the Parliament of 1910 was and in the evening the writs were inü,1, thus enabling- the pollings to begin jBaturday. The King held two Councils at 'jfilfWMngliam Palace, one for the Proroga- nMffn Stnd the other for the Dissolution. it; the -1-lotise of Lords the Lord Chancellor fclie King's Speech as follows: .J £ F &OE»S. AND GENTLEMEN,— t address von for the first time under the shadow of the great calamity occasioned the death of my beloved father. I have f^ciuved abundant evidence from every f¡ø.t, of my dominions that the irreparable which has befallen me and my family ,*» deeply lamented by my subjects. Their .jyiwjKithy has fortiiic d me in my sorrow, I have devoted myself to the duties <0 which f have been called with the est desire to follow in my dear ■fixtIter's footstcps. My relations with foreign Powers con- o to be friendly. t confidently hope that the questions ""It et! ted%tli the North Atlantic w' Pitihc vies between Canada and Newfound- land on the one hand. and the United Stat-fs of America, on the other, which 'fk&te. been a subject of controversy for f*eswly a century, have been at last finally ^Mr-tiled by the award of The Hague It is a cause of special satisfac- tion that it has been found possible to ,th'e. by arbitration, problems of such an intricate and difficult nature, and that the ,;¡:¡-\vr.d lias been received on both sides in a, .spirit which must tend to increase good- ■wiH I recently entrusted to my uncle, the Dttke of Connaugbt. the mission of open- ing the first Parliament of the Union of ••Jt&uth Africa—a ceremony which it was in- ieiM&ed that I should myself perform. It ■Jut pg earnest hope that under the leg-is- hl.i' which he has inaugurated South tf riev will continue to advance in luippi- t<tfc«s and prosperity. In my Indian Empire, further effect has "itfen given to the scheme of administra- -tive reform authorised by the Indian 71Hwi! Act of lDOn. by the creation of an Es.«eutive Council for the Province of ftengal. .}iTJ,EME" OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,— .1. xiote with satisfaction the liberality .1fith vhioh you have provided for the re- --■ynrem«nts of the year, including the in- grants for the Navy and the addi- tional expenditure upon Old Age Pensions „,« £ »nstv|n cot upon the removal of the ifwivpifr disqualification at the close of the; ;<b":C'Jt year. 1 thank you for the arrangements yon. "tiave made for the maintenance of the i fwwtojiir and dignity of the Crown. LORDS, AKD GBNTMS'MKN,— jsegret that the Conference which toot •tfffeiie with a. view to arriving at a solution ttxe recurring difficulties between the .-pra Houses of Parliament has failed to ro,e to an agreement. am gratified that you have passed into w Acts dealing with the Regency, t'he form of the Declaration required do be made by the Sovereign on his acees- n, o' I thank you for the zeal with which you ii&ve carried out your duties, and I prav -ill at the blessing of Almighty God may 11.])011 your labours. Parliament was then formally prorogued, new one will assemble on January 31.

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