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SUDDEN DEATH OF LORD JUSTICE…

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—PUBOTIAEV 15. Mr. Field continued the debate upon Mr. Swift MacNeill's amendment to the Address, censuring the practice among ministers of the Crown of holding directorships in joint stock companies. Both Mr. Field and Mr. Jeffreys supported the amendment; but Sir J. Brunner somewhat modified the tenour of their speeches by expressly pointing out, from Mr. MacNeill's side of the House, that the occasion was merely to be regarded as a warning, and not as an attempt to pass a vote of censure upon the Government. Colonel Lockwood thought the dis- ability, if adopted, should not be confined to Minis- ters, but should be extended to all members alike. Mr. Buxton supported the amendment from the front Opposition Bench. After further discussion, one of the speakers in support of the proposition being Mr. Labouchere, Mr. Balfour commented upon the anxiety which, he said, all the speakers had shown to make no attack upon the personal honour of any member of the Government, and the universal desire that in every respect the purity of English public life should be maintained at its traditional high standard. He went on to examine the principal cases instanced by Mr. MacNeill on Tuesday night of directorships held by members of the present Cabinet. The Duke of Devonshire held three directorships, but the undertakings were as much private concerns as the duke's estate at Chatsworth. Why, how- ever, had the tenure of a directorship been objected to, whilst the possession of shares to any amount was passed over ? He understood that Lord Tweedmouth had conformed to the rule laid down by Mr. Gladstone in regard to his ministerial colleagues, and had resigned his director- ship in Meux's Brewery when he accepted office. But Lord Tweedmouth did not give up his immense interest in that ancient brewery, had not been asked to give it up, and ought; not to be asked. The pre- sent leader of the Opposition musbhave his assets in- vested, whatever they may be, in such a manner as to expose his interests to fluctuation under much of the legislation in that House and, although formerly it was said that no one should take part in public life who had not a stake in the country," in course of time, observed the First Lord, eliciting loud laughter from all parts of tha House, that steak had been very much overdone." He concluded that the danger lay in connection with public con- tracts and Stock Exchange speculations. He trusted that the House would not pass a narrow rule which could not constitute any gain for us, and could not secure the honour and integrity that had formed the great glory of our country. Mr. Asquith having urged that the positions of shareholder and director were totally distinct, the amendment was negatived by 247 against 143. Prior to the adjournment of the House, Mr. Bousfield obtained the first reading of abill to enable county councils to grant a limited number of old-age pensions. The amendment, with the first place on the paper, for to-day's sitting of the House is that of Mr. Seton-Karr, asking for an inquiry into the present large and incresing dependence of the United Kingdom on foreign imports for the necessaries of life," Mr. Kearley comes next with an amendment expressing regret that British trade interests, particularly in Madagascar, have not been safeguarded as they ought to have been by the Secre- tary of State for Foreign Affairs."

POULETT PEERAGE.

COTTON MASTERS AND MEN.

THE MILITARY MANCEUVRES.

THE PHILIPPINES.

BLACK EYES IN CHAPEL.

STREET SCENES IN NEW YORK.

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SKILLED LABOUR.

SINKING OF THE GERMANIC.

(SCOTCH EXPRESS OFF THE LINE.

THE PRINCE OF WALES.

MR. BENNETT, M.P.'S ESCAPE.

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