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LONDON LETTER. GfltOM OTTR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.) [SPECIALLY WLRKD.j M, LONDos, Monday Night. #0(3 8 ^ePar^ure °* ^-r Gladstone looks like the jj things in the Parliamentary session, eith tere was no evidence of such falling off, 0t • r ,n appearance of the House this evening jj l»8t of questions. The latter reached the of three score and ten—the first time it has to^^ined in the autumn session. In addition q„ 6 Printed list, there were a number of c&fStl?n8 put wittl or without private notice,which "lore -t}le t0ta^ ^eyoucl four 8Core- Some of the jj. important were answered from the Rlv^Ieterial bench with a polite refusal to Q any information. Of such were Colonel j>18k ey's two questions with respect to the ,eries Commission and the appointment of a t lnulter to succeed Lord Sackville at Washing- Gourley has for many months been *8la ln^ '° know whether the correspondence 'fie tl* ^'0 ^aries Treaty would be laid on Go 'an<* whether it is the intention of the ^V'*tllllent to negotiate for,a new commission, lust" reo-uest of Sir James Fergusson the ej 'l0n Wa» deferred pending the presidential aQ(j loa' It was postponed again from last week, bei 00 faction being thrown in the way of its iftf M- V^night, it was assumed that some :a I'tnat:on on the subject would be vouchsafed. Mi" a*9 ^a<^er Secretary, sheltering himself Ciiri k'* privilege, declined to satisfy the of the member for Sunderland. hi» colonel was equally unsuccessful in to draw ministers into a statement of stjcr. lD^ention with respect to appointing a Chne88°r to Lord Sackville. Lord Randolph op ^'H, it will be remembered, seized the of reading a lecture to Lord Salis- <Jllty He 0<l cour8e attributed to the Government, President Cleveland was to be punished p, 's rudeness to Lord Sackville by the post- hj, of the appointment of a successor till et>arture from the White House. Lord °'ph'sviewsonthis subjecthave mot with such {}ajn^ aPProval that it appears probable Lord will not persevere in the hoity-toity a ladicatod in his Mansion House speech, "ill tbrot a new minister at Waslllnton appointed iti due course, le Lord Sackville may presently be bd in London, where the ex-Minister and aughters will be the guests of Lord and t>erby- Immediately on the news of Lord I ta IHe 1'1 dismissal reaching India, Lord telegraphed to his old friend and S-e!tl!l. neif?hbour inviting him and Miss 1,^ ^West to visit him and Lady •>«^°Wne in India. Lord Sackville jpill, X hi, e'thec accept this invitation, or carry out tliet intention of wintering at Cannes. Oo^ was in his place in the House of at question time, looking a trifle paler UsUaI, bU|; wjth no other evidence of illness, eh»ir0tere^ modestly from behind the Speaker's lIotr, a?idtook his seat without his arrival being by more than half-a-dozen Ministerialists, oj^r*'Sed a little cheer. But that it was only fit* «- was lacking to a heartier f^ion was proved when the Chief tiou ary> rising to answer a quas- Win Mr O'Brien, the well filled ^6* benches resounded to an enthusiastic 11^ ^Ir Balfour was much less snappish than tty, his reply to Irish members. He pointed :tvlr 0 jBrien that the oharSes made against ^^bers in the matter of the Mandeville Ui toi8ht be conveniently and fully discussed Hld^tee of supply, and promised that he V what could be done to carry out Mr 5 ^alf assurance that the seven Irish ^er 8 W^° ^ave 106611 serve<* 8Utnmonses Coercion Act shall not ba imprisoned It ^r'8Q Estimates are through committee. tI) that the mockery of a free pardon is bo bPlaYd off upon the two unfortunate men iust been released after suffering nine t ° Peial servitude for a crime which it is proved th,s eVer committed. In ordinary circumstances s>rned cruelty would be the fall award to in the situation of Brannigan and id but it was clear from certain signs noted blouse this evening, when the subject was it bned. that even Mr Matthews, unfortunate 1int. 18 rule at the Heme Office, cannot afford to 11\\ Üd the expression of public feeling outside, to be compelled to recommend the Treasury V.. a sub8tantial compensation to the men. 18 a fixed determination shared by some ro lta on both sides that the matter shall be Stt Y Settled before the prorogation. representations have been made to the t& t the Conservative side that it will not do to 'er Ib 6J^misterial majority falling off in the man- tJ ked throug-hout last week. In three divi- Itolrl en on Friday night the majority ran down an(* fiaally t,'Je maxiniQra r. being a mere fraction over one-third of • "y with which the present Government office. Of course, this falling away was tetnporary causes. But it had a bad look if aQd Mr Akers-Douglas was invitod to; could not be altered. The consequence G°i»«e%eU to-night in the remarkable muster of ^H^tVatives, when, on the division on the of suspending the standing order the debate to a close at midnight, the vWltyraQUpt°72" than eight years have elapsed since (jr ^'Gorman disappeared from the House of ns- But, so far-reaching have been the j8 'n other quarters, that there are compara- w of the present House who were personally ^'Oted with him. Amongst the old members the death recalls many memorable scenes. 11 l tnajor," as he was called in the Parliament 4 (there being none other like him) was a ll)f stupendous girth and volcanic voice. He h tOk seriously to politics, and all his little of <I" e. In the House were delivered with an air 'bei Conviction that added the last touch to Ott j'otegqueness. The first, and, perhaps, the t °l» speech was delivered in the debate ^ewdegate's annual motion with respect 1lent8. The major, as a good Catholic, of o °PP°sed it> a°d in the course of tea^°n introduced some quaint allegory, fbo Yijtery of which has never been to this day, the last man capable ''ijj^ioing it being the major himself. Soi»»ething about a nun who was supposed "Wi^stioned by one of the inspectors to be t'Iltlt ad nnder Mr Newdegate's proposed bill. ^'Gorman unaertook to recite what this ^{^^d say to the inspector, and began in a yoice proper'to a nun in distressed ^Hj^^nces. But he never got beyond the 8entence, I had a sister her name was tta," inextinguishable laughter from the House breaking in npon his oration, in the pages of Charles Lever or Stiver, was there an Irishman of quality \ill C and ralie as the major," and the House Sbtlever look upon bis like again. tbortlYafter seven o'clock the quiet proceedings were disturbed by a remarkable Sheehy had been talking on an th Cnent ^o'ed by Mr Parnell in committee 1 i.' Land Purchase Bill. At the conclusion Mi speech be left the House, immediately ar. 8 'Q8hing back to report progress, C ,nC1^ tLat' in interval, he had been m the precincts of the House with a ^Jions under the CoeroioQAct Tfae HoU86i Oty crowded at the titoe> promptly lapsed W condition of excitement. Mr W was the hrst to giVe t followed on lh#^erside by Mr HanbUry> who deQ0Unced o^ceedingas"mo^ou«,»Rnd ag „aj?rQS8 ,lpon tbe pnV fl °fu the House.1' Mr who haPPened t0rp.be Present, mildly V»..ted his ignorance. The Chief Secretary '1¡ 1 t the outset evidently inclined to take his courgo of scolding the Irisb members *0y' even as he spoke, he ^is- SiJ4 that tho matter was t0Q Ul\ for the ccurse to be adopted. He went \Jrotest his own ignorance of the circuna- fc'^SC°nneofced w'th tbe caB0—a conc^ition of k>ch. he said, was shared by the Home ary. whom he had hastily consulted. f 130 admitted that it was a grievous and and with quite unusual humility itlaed that it should never occur again. V "William Harcourt's appearance on the to the excitement. Whilst Mr f VVas speaking an Irish member bad ooa- i b to ^'r the card which handed to Mr Sheehy mvitirip an v^lljy in the lobby. This was signed "Jeremiah tlie R°yal Irish Constabulary, Thus, as Sir William Harcourt amid frantic cheeriug from the Irish ra. an Irish policeman had sent in a Car<^ a in01,l'jer fc'10 House as a Q() tlary to serving him with a summons under !Sae!tcion Act. Mr Balfour, now thoroughly to'° ser'OUl,n088 fc'ie Posit'on, while knQC a'0iing responsibility, disclaimed any sort I Qdge of the spisode. Ob r IIOtne words from Mt IIlinworth, Mc i °riey UR?ed tbat the Speaker should be o ProP°8al to which Mr W. H. Smith, aa io a highly nervous state, at When the Speaker ar- ^m'th moved tbat a select Ltvice0jB appointed to consider the a summons upon Mr Sheehy made 61 ^°bby of the House. Some Conserva- 61 lObby of the House. Some Conserva- tive members interrupted with cries of Alleged service," which Mr Smith weakly adopted, but subsequently abandoned. After angry speeches by Mr Dillon and Mr Sexton, and some remarks from Sir George Trevelyan, the sitting was suspended with the understanding that the committee should forthwith sit and report. At ten the House met again, members flocking round in great numbers, but it bad been in the meantime arranged that the committee should not report till Thursday's sitting, and thereafter the business went on as if nothing had happened. I hear tbat the explanation of the unfortunate policeman is that he invited Mr Sheehy to go outside," Mr Sheehy's impression being that he asked him to walk aside," However it be, the incident is a most unfortunate one for the Government, bringing under the fierce light that beats upon the House of Commons the strained and illegal methods in which police transactions are conducted in Ireland.

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