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HOUSE OF COMMONS.

. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH.

11 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mr. Curzon made a statement on the situa- tion in Crete, replying to questions. He con- firmed the account of the outrages already re- ported, and added that latest telegrams showed a more hopeful aspect. The grant to George Brooks from the Royal Bounty Fund was brought under notice by Mr- Davitt, but Mr. Balfour had no explanation to offer beyond stating that he was the Minister responsible, for the recommendation. On the motion for going into Committee of Supply on the Army Estamates, Sir C. Dilke called attention to the cost of the army, and the return obtained for it, and moved that the Home, while ready to provide the funds re- quired for the efficient maintenance of our mili- tary forces, desires to be convinced that the present system of enlistment and terms of ser- vice were such as to be suitable to the require- ments of the Empire.' He considered it alarm- ing that the military expenditure of an empire of the seas should have reached such a sum as 934,982,000, and adversely criticised the War Office scheme. If the Government wished to have a cheaper army with the same force, or a larger army at the same price, they would have to adopt a complete change of system. Major Rasch seconded. Mr. Broderick denied that the army was so inefficient as had been represented, and pointed out that the Government were m'aking the largest increase that had been made for the last 25 years. He also strongly defended the short service system. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman expressed his concurrence with the views of the Under Secretary for War. After further discussion, Sir C. Dilke's resolution was rejected by 197 to 63.

. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH.

BALA.

. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.

. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

DOLGELLEY. .------.

a——. PETTY SESSIONS.

. DEATH OF THE REV. E. DAVIES,…

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH.

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