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ITHE WEEICS NEWS.
I THE WEEICS NEWS. The sentence of death passed on the man Lewis for the murder of a woman at Limebouse has been commuted to one of penal servitude for life. The chief evidence against Lewis was his! t own confession. At Lancaster Assizes, before Mr Justice Day, Albeit Charles Milson, caretaker at the central post-office, Blackpool, was sentenced to five years penal servitude for stealing a letter containing a postal order, which he cashed at a branch office. At Hemel Hempstead a woman of seventy named Turner died from injuries received in a fire at her house, by which her daughter and grandchild also sustained some hurt. Her son- in-law is in custody charged with causing the fire maliciously. The Hartlepool district is still suffering from the drought. An engine works which employs 1,600 men has commenced to run three-quarters time only, because of the deficient water supply. In East Derbyshire there is a scarcity of water. Wells which have not been dry for fifty years are now empty, or nearly so. A frightful tragedy took place in a branch bank at Carcoar, near Sydney. A young man, well known and popular in society, broke into the bank, murdered the manager and a lady visitor, and inflicted dreadful wounds on the manager's wife and child. his object was plunder, but it was frustrated, and he was promptly arrested. At Erith Henry Kelsey, a blacksmith, said to come from Newcastle, murdered Mary Burton, a domestic servant. The man, who for some time annoyed the girl with his attentions, attacked her on the highway and cut her throat so seriously with a pocket-knife that she died immediately. Kelsey afterwards attempted to commit suicide. The Court of appeal has refused to stay execu- tion, pending appeal, of the judgment given in the action for libel brought by Mr J. H. Wilson, M P., against the Union Newspaper Company. Their lordships said they could not depart from the rule because the appellant was a member of Parliament and might lose his seat if he did not pay the costs. Messrs. Lewis and Lewis, acting on behalf of the Pall Mall Gazette, have accepted service of a writ from Mr Harness, the late managing director of the Medical Battery Company. Messrs. Lewis, have informed the plaintiff's solicitors that our instructions are to give you every facility to bring this case on for trial as early as possible, and to add that in the event of these proceedings being delayed we shall take such steps on behalf of the. defendants as the law permits to compel the plain- tiff to proceed to trial." At the Hastings Quarter Sessions Sidney Walter Bentley, a young clerk to a firm of solicitors in London, was indicted for receiving stolen money. The ca,e against the prisoner was that, taking advantage of the love entertained for him by a young woman employed as cashier in a. drapery establishment at Hastings, he so influenced her that she robbed her employers altogether of X130 in order to supply him with money to cover his own defalcations in London. Prisoner was sen- tenced to twelve months' imprisonment with hard •:> hour. ;altl\'s Kett- ns, 22, and Edward Johnson, 21, La i v-t.r roughs, who were found guilty of rohiy with violence, were placed in the dock at the Lancaster Assizes to receive sentence. Mr Justice Day selid the men evidently preferred gaol to honest work. He would not accomodate their evident desire for a residence in gaol, but would try and make it a painf ul place for them by order- ing Kearns to be kept to hard labour for fifteen weeks and Johnson twelve weeks with hard labour. and each man to receive at separate times twenty lashes with the cat." At nn inquest held at Chelmsford Infirmary on the body of Thomas Tarrant, the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against William Brown, an officer of the Metropolition police. Deceased and a companion named Palmer were riding on Sept. 23 on bicycles, when Brown passed them on horseback, riding furiously. Directly afterwards Brown galloped into a trap breaking the shafts, with which the horse then ran off and knocked Tarrant over and fractured his left thigh. Brown without speaking or offering assistance, proceeded on his way. The injured youth died from blood poisoning, the result of the injuries. A young man named Emmanuel Hamer is in custody in Salford charged with the murder of Catherine Tyrer, widow, aged 74, who lived alone at 23, London-street, Trafford-road. Hamer is a house p i inter, and he had been working at Mrs Tyrer's house and the houses adjoining in the same block for about a week. Suspicious noises were heard by a neighbour of the old woman, and on his going to the back of the house he met Hamer, who brushed past him and tried to escape. The man was followed, however, and immediately captured. Mrs Tyrer was afterwards found lying in a pool of blood, shockingly battered about the head, and unconscious. She died shortly after- wards. The Standard last week published a re- markable statement respecting the affairs of the South American and Mexican Company, Lim- ited, based upon a report of the Official Receiver, who says that the majority of the investments were made in concerns with which some of the dir- ectors of the Company were connected in an offi cial capacity. The history of the Company, it is remarked, is principally an account of the extra- ordinary scheming and dodging necessitated to stave off the open bankruptcy of Messrs. Murrieta & Co. The whole of the Company's investments in stocks and shares are valued at X336,246, against an original cost of -0771,000, and the value of the securities held against loans of < £ 528,445 is £ 1218,274. There is a total deficiency of £ 1,090,199. Four boys were out in a Doat on the river Ribble at Preston. The river was in flood, and as bhe boat neared the tram bridge, a wooden struc- ture, it was swept violently down the stream, being quite beyond the control of the ladg, and was dashed against one of the piers of the bridge and smashed to pieces. After a moment's struggle in the current the whole of the boys managed to seize the crossbeams of the piers and held on until three of them were rescued by a boat. The fourth lad, the youngest of the party, was in greit danger of being drowned, as the beam he had laid hold of was the lowest, and he had his head, only above water. From this position he was rel ased by a courageous young fellow who descended to his assistance from the bridge, and the lads were then taken off by the boat. Minutes on the loss of the Victoria have been issued by the Admiralty. Their Lordships praise the crew of the ironclad for the discipline which was maintained after the Camperdown had struck her; and then, dealing with Rear Admiral Markham, they express regret that that officer did not, when he mistrusted the signal given him by the flagship, semaphore to Sir G. Tryon and ask for further information. They point out that the Rear Admiral's belief that the Commander-in- Chief intended to circle round the second divi- sion was not justified by a proper interpretation of the signal. The Rear Admiral had taken upon himself all responsibility for the manoeuvring of the Camperdown, but the Admiralty cannot relieve Captain Johnstone of his distinct and separate rasponsibility as captain of the ship. They express regret that he did not carry out the orders he received with due rapidity and efficiency. A second Minute deals with the important ques- tions of the construction and stability of the Victoria. The principle on which the great ship was constructed is declared to be sound, and the cause of the disaster, and especially the reason why she capsized before foundering, are very clearly explained. If the water-tight doors, hatches, and ports had been closed—as they ought to have been-the ship would have remained afloat and able to go into port under her own steam. COMMERCE, WITH ITS SPREADING W INGS, has traversed the globe many times, and binds nations together with the strong ties of mutual self-inter- est. Through its influence London his become the metropolis of the world, and her merchants have amassed wealth sufficient to make them the envy of princes. Holloway's Pills and Ointment have now become essential articles of commerce with all parts of the world. They have affected cures which have seemed miraculous, and given relief in complaints when all hope had been lost. In all known diseases their success had at all times been wonderful. In cases of disorders of the stomach, bile, liver complaint, indigestion, fevers, ague, &c., they act like charm, as the cure is speedy certain.
WALES AND WELSHMEN.
WALES AND WELSHMEN. A destructive fire broke out at Messrs. Price and Williams' saw mills at Builth, and damage to the extent of X2,000 was done. I:ip It is reported that several cases of s«arlet fever —all of them, however, of a mild type—have broken out in different parts of Oswestry. The Wrexham Town Council have declined the offer of the Market Hall Company to sell their property to the Corporation for £ 48,000. Tracy Turnerelli, the old Conservative," has written an indignant protest against the proposal to construct a railway to the summit of the Great Orme at Llandudno. i"7i Sir Owen Roberts, of London, announces his intention of resigning his seat upon the Court of Governors of the University College at Bangor, in consequence, presumably, of the action of the Senate and Council in the recent dispute. At the Llandudno County Court Sir Horatio Lloyd commented in strong terms upon the manner in which a distraint for rent had been carried out upon the effects of Miss Wynne, a schoolmistress, and expressed his regret that he could not award special damages.2 On Monday morning the bailiff of Mr W. Griffiths of Chirk, was going his usual rounds when he found a sheep was missing. On searching for it he found it had been killed, the carcase taken away, and only the head and skin left behind. ID- formation was given to the police, and eight col- liers apprehended who admitted the offence. The hearing of the charge against Miaa Edith Hill, formerly a barmaid at Rhyl, of having attempted to commit suicide was resumed at the Rhyl Petty Sessions. The circumstances, as disclosed by the evidence, were of a painful character. The Bench found that the act of the accused was unpremeditated, and the case was dismissed* 11 11 I- George Morrison, age 70, and late keeper to Sir Watkins Williams Wynn, Wynnstay, was found drowned in the reservoir at Peny Cae, near Raubon. The deceased had been in Sir Watkin's service for about 27 years, and retired on a pension. He held the position of watchman to the Ruabon Water Works Company. It is surmised that he must have missed his footing in passing the reservior and fallen in. fciereiMS amonra A Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench was asked to grant a rule nisi to bring up an order of Flintshire justices granting a licence against the opposition of a neighbouring publican. The licensing magistrates had held that the objector was not a person entitled by law to oppose the granting of the licence, and Mr Justice Wright now took the same view. Mr Justice Wright, however, was in favour of the rule being granted, and an order was made accordingly. A case of some interest in Flintshire was decided in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court, when Mr John Hugh Lewis, a solicitor, of Liver- pool, was charged with having misappropriated a sum of J2250. It was stated that Mr David Griffiths, a surgeon of Prestatyn, Flintshire, had sent to the defendant .£800 to be invested. Of this sum the defendant invested but .£450. He repaid .£100 of ttie remaining .£350, but the balance bad neither been refunded nor invested. l'he defendant was struck off the rolls. A rather novel suggestion for the relief of Welsh miners ha3 been made by Mr G. H. Harrison, who, in forwarding to tlv Rev. E. M. Edmunds, of Ruabon, a postal order for 7s. 6d., »ays:—"This 7s. 6d. was a fee I received for 3reaching in a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Montgomeryshire on Sunday. Although out Jreaching often, I have never previously taken n mey. but as long as the strike continues I will do so and forward it to you. If I might make a suggestion, there are many local preachers, like uiysolf, who would willingly give their fees if it was suggested to them." A domestic servant named Sarah Whatmore was admitted to Llandudno Cottage Hospital in a critical state. It seems that Whatmore, who is about thirty years of age, had been for some time in service at Bryntysilio, where she bears an excellent character. A workman named Jones, who was on the Conway shore, saw a female in the rough breakers as the tide was coming in apparently trying to drown herself. Having rescued the woman, who proved to be Sarah Whatmore, he asked what induced her to commit such an act, and if it was a love affair. She replied that it was nothing of that sort, and muttered something about never being well. He left her with a fellow-workman, and fetched Sergeant Rowland, who accompanied Whatmore to Bryntysilio, where she was attended by two doctor. She belongs to Cleobury Mortimer, near Craven Arms, Salop. A case involving an interesting point as to liability to perform contracts came before Sir Horatio Lloyd at the Wrexham County Court. An insurance agent named John Evans agreed to sell for JJ85 certain premises in Market-street, Rhosllanerchrugog, to Richard Owen, and the agreement was signed. Upon learning, however, that Owen was acting not on his own behalf but on that of a neighbour with whom Evans's mother was not on friendly terms, Evans declined to execute the contract. Owen accordingly instituted an action to compel him to do so. The Judge said it was < bviouely a case for the payment of smart money." The plaintiff offered to accept X30 in settlement, but as the defendant refused to give more that .£10 his Honour granted a decree for specific performance, without damages or costs. Subsequently, however, the question was reopened, and a verdict for .£25 damages was entered. Mr Charles Morley, the Liberal candidate for Breckonshire, had a splendid reception at Brecon last week. In the course of his "declaration of faith," he made some point which may be consid- ered as a reply to Mr Robert Wynn's Berriew utterances on the Parish Councils Bill. Let me say one word on the interesting subject of One Man One Vote. This measure almost as much as any has given offence to our opponents, and I am afraid it has given trouble to some rather weak- kneed Liberals, who tell us that property has its rights. Of course it has. And then we are told that men with a large take in the country ought to have more voting power But might we not ask our friends where do they purpose drawing the line ? If a man with five acres of land is to have more votes than the man who occupies a house how many votes must be given to the man occupying 500 or 1000 acres cf land ? What is understood by a stake in the country ? Suppose a man has 5,000 acres of land and 5,000 sovereigns in the bank, I suppose he has a large stake in the country. But if he cannot take away his 5000 acres, he may with his 5,000 sovereigns go and live elsewhere. But what is a man to do who posset ees nothing but a wife and family, and has to support his wife and his children, and has nothing to do this with but his own right band ? I think my- self that that man has as great a stake-and if possible a greater stake—in the country than the man with the X5,000 and 5,000 acres of land. So ladies and gentlemen, we dont mean to have vot- ing any longer by breeches pockets; we mean to vote by heads we mean to have one man one vote."
BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY.—Quiet trade for English wheat at late rates; foreign favouring buyers. Maize and oats, 3d. dearer. Barley the turn easier. SHE Uses THE RIGHT SOAP.—Hudson's Soap saves her clothes. Anything washed with Hudson's Extract of Scap is thoroughly washed, therefore remains much longer clean.—A pure Dry Soap in fine powder. The hands employed in the hatting trade at Denton threaten to come out on strike, the em- ployers having given notice that they intend to adopt the Hyde rate of payment. Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFQRTING. Bthorough knowledge of natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition,and by acareful application of the fine properties of well- selected COCOA, Mr. Eppa has provided our break- fast tables with adelicatelj flavcured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitu- tion may be gradually bnilt up nntil strong enousrh to resist every tendency to dipease. Hundreds of subtle maladies ate floating round us ready to at ack to resist every tendency to dipease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating round us ready to at ack: wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well forti- fied with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."—Civil Service Gazette.—Made simply with frame.Ctvil Service Gazette.AIade simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets, by Grocers, labelled—"JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeo- pathic Chemists, London."—Aleo makers of Epps's Coooaine or Nib-Extract: Tea-like. d475,
THE POLITICAL WORLD.
THE POLITICAL WORLD. It is understood that the Welsh Disestablish- ment Bill will be in charge of the Home Secre- tary. Mr Gladstone has been put to the trouble of denying the absurd story that he was to contest Montgomeryshire at the next vacancy. He has directed his private secretary to inform a correspondent that there is no truth in the report. Mr Logan, M.P., speaking at Market Har- borough, gave the results of an analysis of the voting at the last general election, excluding Ire- land. In fifteen constituencies having less than 3,000 electors each Tories were returned in the proportion of twelve to three. In the great towns, however, 161 Liberals were returned and 127 Tories. Mr Campbell-Bannerman, M.P., speaking at Sterling, said war to the death had been pro- claimed against the Government's policy, and it was not usual in such cases for a general to give information to the enemy, but whatever movement the Government might make it would be one which they believed most likely to conduce to the fur- therance of Home Rule. At the first annual Congress of the National Free Labourers' Association, held in London, professional agitators came in for severe cen- sure, and a resolution was passed condemning U senseless and abortive strikes." Mr Tomlinson, M.P., was present, and expressed pleasure to see the Association "striving to obtain for workers the right to use their common sense." =- There was a liveiy scene in the Synod of the Diocese of Down and Connor and Dromore. Two clergymen opposed a resolution expressing thank- fulness for the rejection of the Home Rule Bill, one of them describing the action of the House of Lords as a fatal mistake, and the other (the Rev J. Hunt) calling their lordships ruffians. In the excitement which ensued the Rev Dr. Kane wanted to put Mr Hunt out, but he was dissuaded from doing so, and contented himself with appropriating that gentleman's seat to his own use. At the last meeting of the Council of the Cen- tral and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, in London, Mr J. W. Lowther, M.P., presided. The Committee appointed to consider the Parish Councils Bill presented its report, which was adopted. One of the principle recommendations it contained was to the effect that if the bill passed the Compound Householders Act should be amended so that all electors for district or parish councils should personally pay rates. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Pell, that the re- formed administration of the poor law, including the changes contemplated in the Parish Councils Bill, should be dealt with by separate legislation after full inquiry by a Royal Commission. Major Jones, M.P., in a recent speech delivered at Bangor, went in strongly for the claims of Wales. "We, -.oD tend," he said, at the conclusiou of a speech noted for its brilliancy of language a well as for its intellectual insight, contend that our position is morally impregnable, technically sound, practically feasible, and that the Govern- ment cannot refuse our request without breach oi faith and consequent loss of confidence in faithful Radical Wales." He went on to emphasise R truth often ovet looked by some of our representa- tives. "We know that the Government is press^ d on every hand by the advocates of certain reforms, and that they must and will in the nature of things yield to the strongest pressure. We hold that ours is the strongest case, and we insist upon our bond." A London correspondent says: The Grand Council of the Primrose League is not satisfied with the results of its operations in Wales. It ( appointed a special organiser for Wales, it divided the Principality into districts in order that it 1 might be effectively wo.-ked, it enlisted a whole ( coips of landlords, it sent out a staff of Welsh- speaking orators. and it printed some of Lady ] Gwendolen Cecil's leaflets in the vernacular. 1 Yet, with all these efforts, the Welsh people have shown themselves unresponsive to the appeals to 1 defend the Welsh Church and to save religion." < Every week the Grand Council receives reports ] which declare that the League is making progress I the world over, but it is sorrowfully admitted that meetings in Wales are feeble affairs and almost unworthy of attention. It is possible that the plan of operations in Wales will be changed, but the difficulty is to decide whai line of policy shall be adopted. A conference of Liberal members and others interested in the welfare of the miners was held in London. Mr J. Hutton, chairman of the London County Council, presided, and said the lock-out i had taught them two lessons—that the miner; must have a living wage, and that a Boarl of Arbitration must be established. Among the t speakers was Mr Pickard, M.P., who referred to the dangerous calling of the miner and to the low rate of wages, and said the men were cnly fighting to keep body and soul together. In their struggle he had urged them to keep within the law, and he desired to avoid any utterance likely to cause dis- cord at the coming conference. On the motion of Mr B. Coleridge, M.P., a resolution was adopted expressing sympathy with the miners in their struggle to maintain the minimum standard of living consistent with a decent existence, and pledging the conference to support their cause in 11 PO Parliament. It is rumoured that a "new and significant departure in the operations of the friends of the Church Establishment in Wales is about to be made. For some time it has been urged that it is the duty of Scottish Churchmen to make the Welsh question their own and to consider it merely as an incident in a general policy of which they will be the next "victims." They have hitherto, however, hesitated to adopt this advice, not wishing to be too early precipitated into the I campaign; but it is now reported that the en- treaties of the leaders of the English Church, following upon Mr Gladstone's speech to Sir Charles Cameron's deputation, have convinced them of its wisdom. The real views of J Scotch Churchmen, however, can hardly be I regarded as definitely fixed until a decision on the suggestion to make Welsh Disestablishment a test question in Scotland at the nf-xt election has been arrived at. There are not a few who, according to the Birmingham Daily Post, still doubt the wisdom of allying the Scottish Chureh to what it is thought may be a less easily defended Estab- lishment." The principal speaker at a ruridecanal confer- ence at Abergele was the Bishop of St. Asaph, who referred to the question of Welsh Disestab- lishment, the Parish Councils Bill, and Welsh intermediate education. His opposition to the first-named, he said, arose from a desire to protect from injury the interests of the Christian Church. As to Parish Councils, while gladly welcoming the principle of the measure, he thought more light was needed upon the 6th and 13th clauses, which are supposed to effect the property of the Church. On the intermediate education question he pointed to Ruthin Grammer School as an object lesson in the dangers of Parliamentary draftsmanship," and suggested that the (amendments to the Act had been framed by someone with a very much longer head than the ordinary Welsh member pos- sessed." This talented person proved to be Mr Acland, who was charged with forging the bul ets which the Welsh members shot. Other speakers referred to the 1-ck of interest shown in the pro- j ceedings by the clergy, one of them stating that! some of the clergy seemed to have already given up the battle as lost. A resolution was unani- mously passed asking that the Parish Councils Bill should not interfere with the interests of the Church in her property, schools, parish rooms, and j charities.
DR. POLLARD SAYS OF SHERMAN RUPTURE TREATMENT :-lle thanks God and every other influence that determined him to try it. All who: want to get rid of Rupture and Trusses should send to J. A. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, 64,1 Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English endorsements, post free, 7d,
I NIGHT. Now that the tumult of the day is oe'r, I watch the clouds obscure the moon's wan light, Lettin- my fancy unrestrained soar, And listen to the voices of the night. I hear a flower murmur love to a star, That graciously listens, and even stoops To kiss her, by glistening rays from afar— And the flower, confused, her head meekly droops. Then comes a low voice from within, I pause And listen enraptured! ah 'tis of thee It speaks, thou loved one absent! thou the cause Of this sweet message full of sympathy. J. C. A. «
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
A correspondent having asked for a list of books useful to a journalist, Mr G. A. Sala replies: "I consider the following books to be absolutely essential to the education of a journa- list :-The Bible, Shakespeare, Hume, Burke, Robertson, Junius. Cobbett, Sydney Smith, Jeffrey, Macintosh, Lingard, Adam Smith, Macaulay, Froude, and Swift-every line of Swift." It is, as Mr Courtney pointed out, independence in the conduct of newspapers which gives im- portance to their expression of opinion. News- papers which hold a brief for any party in Church or State are well nigh powerless as leaders of opinion. The theory of anonymous leading articles is, that they express not the views and wishes or prejudices and ideas of one man, but those of a corporation. A proverb was defined by Lord Russel as the wisdom of many and the wit of one. A leading article in a newspaper of position may in like manner be characterised as the opinions of many expressed by one. The Archbishop of Canterbury, concluding his visitation at Ashford Church, spoke on spiritual power. This was not the time, his Grace said, to be fingering the trinkets of Rome. The authority of the Church of England was undeniable, and her spiritual power was increasing amid the ostentatious indifference of many. There was a popular school which gave up spiritual power as hopeless yet England was drawing character from God daily. Spiritual power was working in social gains. What they needed was religious unity, and unity must come out of an allied pursuit of great aims. THE WORLD'S FAIR. The Chicago Exhibition has just closed. In one sense it has been a failure. The capital needed to open it was found by subscription among public-spirited Americans, Chicago alone contributing ten million dollars to the fund. Of this capital not more than 15 per cent, it is stated, will be returned to those who found it. To build and furnish the Fair and to carry it on has cost all the receipts at the turnstiles, together with 75 per cent. of the guarrantee fund. As twenty million persons and more paid for admission to tiie .fc'a.ir during tue year, d, iresij cuiiceptaon of the enormous scale of the undertaking is givell by this balance-sheet. The show has led many Americans this year to write and speak con- summate nonsense about thpinaeivts. Referring to he Fair, the PI inter's Register says:—No Liberal or Conservative statesman of any standing and influence in Great Britain tiink-i of returning to the bad old days of Pro- tection. On the other hand, America, one of the youngest and most progressive of the nations, slavishly adheres to the antiquated and obsolete doctrine. The result is that she is threatened with national bankruptcy. Thousands of her artistars are almost starving for want of work md wages. The printing industries in nearly all tne large cities are in a state of stagnation. Second only to the malign influence of Protection ire the evil results of the "rings" and other combinations—of which the great type-founders' anion is the latest example. Between them trade is being paralysed to an extent quite unprece- dented. The Chicago Exhibition itself is a hug<^ inanci 1 failure, it will not be an unmixed evil f it exposes the fatuous folly of those who con- trol American State affairs in setting a ban upon foreign trade. We write of the printing and tinJred interests, because they alone come within )ut purview, but what we have said applies to learly every other business. The Chicago fiasco las shown the absurdity of the American policy, ind in so far has been of service. This indeed, s the great lesson to be learnt from the dppress- ng story of this misnamed World's Fair."
IN PARLIAMENT. THURSDAY. When the House of Commons re-assembled Mr Buxton, answering a question put by Mr Paul, said the views which Sir F. Carrington had expressed in an interview with a news agency's representatives as to the necessity for the" exter- mination of the Matabeles were his own. He had been sent out in a purely military capacity. and would have nothing to do with the politics of the question. Mr H. Fowler moved the s cond reading of the Local Government (England and Wales) Bill, uealing with objections which had been made to the bill, he said the Government wished to retain to every parish the right of having permanently a parish meeting, no matter what its population was. He should be disposed to say that the County Council should have power to give a parish council to any parish, no matter what its population was, and that they should have power to group parishes which exceeded the limit of population, with the con- sent of the parishes. The Government would not stand by the limit of 300, but would be willing to listen to any amendment, and would be guided in the main by the judgment of the House. He denied the allegation that the bill was one for the spoliation of the Church of England, and said the Government would be prepared to introduce amendments in it which would set at rest the doubts of many friends of the Church. They could not abandon the provisions of the bill relating to district councils, holding that they were as important as those relating to parish councils. Isrr Long, in the course of his criticism of the measure, suggested that that part of the Bill relating to the poor law should be dropped and introduced next session. Sir C. Dilke, Sir F. Powell, Mr F. S. Stevenson, Mr E. Stanhope, and others. took part in the debate, which was adjourned at midnight. FRIDAY. In the House of Commons the Under Secretary for the Colonies was questioned about the recent -9 1\hA.l. TT —; J 1-- J .V • I_ SAau^jLit^L i»i iJJ-abaucie. SiUU ue UIU DOti tlllllK Us it his business to say whether there was any massacre or unnecessary bloodshed. He was glad to see from reports in the papers that day that instead of 3,000 there were only 500 killed. Mr Labouchere gave notice that if an early oppor- tunity was not given for the House to discuss this u atter he should take means to obtain a day. Mr Gladstone, replying to Sir F. Milner, said that in viejv of the fact that the Government had not been allowed to make progress with their Boards ot Arbitration Bill as a non-contentious measure, they were precluded from any present attempt in that direction, but the earliest opportunity afforded would be very acceptable to the Government for the purpose of promoting the einploymontof arbi- tration in trade disputes, which were injurious to the community at large. The debate on the motion for the second reading of the Local Gov- ernment (Parish Councils) Bill was resumed. Mr G. Russell said the part of the bill relating to the poor law was an organic and essential part, 011 which there was to be no surrender. Mr Callings, while supporting the measure, complain- ed ot the manner in which the bill had been brought in. saying there was not sufficient time left in the session for doing justice to the subject. Mr Stansfeld spoke of thejneed for simplifying the poor-law system, and said that with some amend- ments he had the strongest wish that the bill should pas's. Sir R. Webster said he wishe the bill to pass, but it required amendment. After Mr Shaw-Lefevre had defended the Government scheme, Mr Courtney suggested that the proposed change in the por law should be deferred till the subject had been more fully considered. The debate was adjourned at midnight.
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