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AN EASTERN WIFE'S REVENGE.

TOES FOR FINGERS.

A BARREL OF XXX.

MAN AND BEAST FIGHT.

THE BEGGAR'S BANK BOOK.

THE FIRST CHANNEL STEAMER.

A TRAIN ATTACKED BY BRIGANDS.

----WHAT DID HE MEAN?

A RELIC OF POMPEII.I

--A BATHING MASTER ATTACKED…

CAREFUL SON-IN-LAW.

A COWBOY'S TOOTHACHE.

A LUCKY PROFESSION.

FARM AND GARDEN.

THE MISER'S DIAMOND NECKLACE.

HOUSE OF COMMONS' TIME TABLE.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS' TIME TABLE. Week before last the House of Commons was occu- pied on three nights with the committee stage of the Local Taxation Bill, and the result is that, after applying the closure four times, the second clause was reached, making the nett result for the week, one clause and one money vote. The time cf the sittings for Government business was divided as followsThe House sat 37 hours, 18min. Questions by the Opposition 457, by the Unionists 54. Speeches by the Opposition 114, by the Unionists 51. The time occupied by the speeches of the Opposition was 17 hrs. 13 min., and by the Unionists 4 hrs. 23 min. By adding 10 previous weeks we find that the House sat for 536 hrs. 39 min. Questions by the Opposition amounted to 2,925, by the Unionists 532. Speeches by the Opposition 1,447, by the Unionists 873; and the time occupied 242 hrs. 13 min., as against 143 hrs. 37 min. by the Unionists. A feature of the week has been the large number of questions-511- which occupied 8 hours, or the equivalent of a whole sitting. There were also 11 divisions, which occupied two hours. In the Local Taxation Bill, the first clause of which has been carried, after occupying six sittings, or nearly two Parliamentary weeks, there are 13 clauses. At the beginning of laEt week there were 17 pages of amendments to the Bill; now there are 20 pages of amendments on the notice paper.

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MAN AND BEAST FIGHT.