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--THE WEEK'S NEWS.
THE COAL CRISIS. While there is no sign as yet of any agreement be- ing come to between the coal-owners and the miners generally, the outlook for the public appears slightly more promising. It is reported in trade union quarters that a number of the Federated pits will be restarted this week at the old rate of wages. The Coalowners' Federation, however, de not, it is stated, fear any secession. At the adjourned conference of members of Parliament at the National Liberal Club, Mr Woods, M.P,, said that if nothing unforeseen occurred he in- tended to move the adjournment of the House of Com- mons in order to draw attention to the coal trade dis- pute. A resolution was passed expressing sympathy with the colliers. Mr Bainbridge, a Derbyshire col- liery proprietor, took part in the discussion. He said the employers had been compelled by the fall in prices to call for a reduction, and he gave instances where the collier's average earnings were 7s lid per day.
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It removes the cause from the blood and bones. As this Mixture is pleasant to the taste, and warranted free from anything injurious to the most delicate constitution of either sex, from infancy to old age, the Proprietors solicit sufferers to give it a trial to test its value. THOUSANDS OF TESTIMONIALS. CLARKE'S BLOOD MIXTURK is entirely free from any poison or metallic impregnation, does not contain any injurious ingredient, and is a Rood, safe, vseful medicine."—ALFRED SWAIN TAYLOR, M.D., 7,11.8., Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology. 257, St. George's-road, Hull, Jan. 12,1892. "I thought it was my duty to let you know what | Clarke's Blood Mixture lias done for me. After suffering for three years with abscesses on my arm and leg, and the doctors not being able to do me any good, 1 am thankful to say, after taking a few bottles of your Clarke's Blood Mixture, I am restored to perfect health again, and would have the whole world know of your wonderful medicine.—Yonrs truly, Miss HOUGHTON. IMPORTANT ADVICE TO ALL.—Cleanse the vitiated 4Md whenever you find its impurities bursting through the fcfa in pimples, eruptions, and sores; cleanse it when you Mi it obstructed and sluggish in the veins; cleanse it when afoul-your feelings will tell you when. Keep your blood and the health of the system will follow. Sold in bottles 2s. 9d. each, and in cases containing ok times the quantity, Ils.-sufficient to effect a permanent cure in the great majority of long- standing cases. 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Thill treatment must be perseveringly followed for some time, and ■duly assisted by powerful doses of Holloway's Pills. These purifying and soothing remedies demand the earnest attention of all persons liable to rheumatism, gout, sciatica, or other pain- JW affections of the muscles, nerves, or joints. Dropsical Swellings. This incomparable Ointment is earnestly recommended to jW suffering from, or having a tendency to, dropsy. The worst Cases will yield in a comparatively short space of time when this Ointment is diligently rubbed into the parts affected. In aU serious malzdies the Pills should be taken to purify the blood smd regulate its circulation. Both the Ointment and Pills should be used in the following COM.PA%ints Bad legs Corns (Soft) Scalds Had Breasts Gout Sore Throats Burns Glandular Swell- Skin Diseases Bunions ings Scurvy Chilblains Lumbago Sore Head Chapped Hands Piles Tumours Contracted and Rheumatism Ulcers Stiff Joints Sore Nipples Wounds Sold at Professor HOLLOWA-VS Establishment, 78, New Oxford St. (late 633, Oxford St.), London; also by nearly every respectable Vendor of Medicine throughout the Civilised World, in Boxes and Pots, at is. xid., 2s. 911., 4S. 6d., ns., 2zs. and 33s. each. Full printed directions are affixed to each Pot and Box, and can be had in any language. JVUB.—Advice Gratis, at the above address, daily, between the hoars of 11 aud 4, or by letter. M*-
EXTRACTS AND REVIEWS. We have received from the Land Nationalisa- tion Society a summarised import of their fourth van campaign. This shows that their van lecturers travelled during the past summer through seven counties in the north of England and the south of Scotland. They visited all the chief towns and large villages, and report that 175 meetings were held altogether, at all of which a resolution was carried: to the effect that the nationalisation of the land and its control by representative local authorities are essential to the prosperity of the country and the just distribution of the national earnings. The Executive Committee expect to add a third van for their next year's work. St. Mervyn's, by Jessie Armstrong (Religions Tract Society) price, 2s.—This story is full of striking incidents, which are related in such a graphic, yet natural style that the reader's atten- tion is held till he comes to the last page. The writer's object is to show how the neglect of avail- ing ourselves of opportunities to do good may bring great trouble upon others, and cause no little suffering to ourselves. Lindenholm, by Margaret Haycraft (R. T. Society) price, 2s. 6d.-This well-known writer has done far better work than what we have in this book. The conversations are pleasant enough the lessons taught are practical, and must do good if taken to heart; but there are no striking events related likely to arrest the attention of young readers. At the same time the volume can be commended on account of its deep spiritual tone. Esther Cameron's Story, by Rosa Nouchette Carey (R. T. Society) price, 2s. 6d.-Esther tells her story as one who thoroughly believes in story- telling. The characters are not puppets, but living beings; and from page to page we watch their words and deeds with delight, wondering how the story will end. The name of this writer is so widely known as a children's favourite that! she needs no commendation from us. The get up of this volume marks it as one that will be often selected as a present during the coming season. Home. Sweet Home, by Rev. R. G. Soans, B.A. (R T. Society); price, 3d. 6d.—Mr Soans does not spoil his story by introducing too much of the North Country dialect. The story of Lena's quiet, unostentatious work; her hard struggles and self- sacrifice, and of Margaret's waywardness and sel- fishness, is told with ability, freshness, and power. Poor Margaret had to suffer terribly for leaving her home as she did. The trials which came to meet her brought her to her senses at last, and when she returned to the old home she was able to make it a sweet home to herself and rela- tives. A first-class story for girls. Tom Heron of Sax, by Evelyn Everett-Green (R. T. Society) price, 58.- It is but few novelists who can write a good historical tale. It is by no means easy to make the events of centuries ago sufficiently interesting to absorb the attention of present-day readers. The writer of this tale has a special gift in dealing with history. If she had done nothing else in that line, this story of the Evangelical Revival of the Eighteenth Century would unquestionably prove her ability to make the old new, and to cause men and women of the past to appear before us, and to speak and act as they used to do when in the flesh. The career of Tom Heron, the hero, was a remarkable one. His struggles against his besetting sins, and efforts to lead a better life, his sickness and other trials, are described in a masterly style. The Prayer Book and Lord's Prayer, by F. D Maurice (Macmillan); price, 3s. 6d.-This volume consists of nineteen sermons on some of the prayers in the Book of Common Prayer, and nine sermons on the Lord's Prayer. As we read them we cannot but envy those lawyers who bad the privilege of hearing these burning sentences as they came from the lips of the earnest and thoughtful theologian. We differ widely from some of Maurice's conclusion, at the same time we gladly confess that we have had a rich feast in reading the e sermons. This volume will do good to the heart and mind of all devout persons. The Doctrine of Sacrifice, by P. D. Maurice (Macmillan); price, 3s. Gd.-The last volume of the present series. The works of so eminent a writer, at such a low price and in such an attrac- tive form, ought to have a very wide circulation. Maurice's views on the Atonement when first made known caused not a little commotion in the theological world, and he was denounced by many of the leading divines v almost aU sections of the Christian church—m t fiercely by those of his own comy-,anion-as ne most dangerous and hecexouojc teacher of the day. But much of what was considered heterodoxy then is orthodox to- day. The dedicatory letter of forty-six pages, which deals with the attack made by Dr. Candlish against Maurice's theology, is one of the best things we have read in the English language. These twelve volumes ouht to be in the posses- sion of every preacher of the Gospel. THE GROWTH OF LONDON.—Almost immedi- ately after the conquest the building taste of the Norman exhibited itself; St. Paul's Cathedral was rebuilt, and many new ecclesiastical founda- tions came into being. The number of monas- teries built in the reign of Henry I. was so great that almost an the labourers of the country are said to have become bricklayers and carpenters. The distinctive feature of Plantagenek London was the coming of the friars in the thirteenth century, and it is not easy to understand how room could be found within the City walls for the extensive buildings of the Black, the White and Grey Friars. During the Tudor petiod the mon- asteries which h. J taken such firm root in the land were suppress ",nd many troubles followed therefrom. One effect, is to leave large portions of the city almost in rutins. Gradually this evil was overcome, and hospitals took the place of monasteries and friaries. How wild the surround- ing country was may be guessed from a proclama- tion of Henry VIII., the object of which was to preserve the partridges, pheasants, and herons from his palace at Westminster to St. Giles in the Fields, from thence to Islington, Hampstead, and Hornsey Park." The settled character of Eliza- beth's reign caused a change in this respect. Suburbs extended on all sides, and citizens built themselves residences in Middlesex, Essex, and Surrey. But Elizabeth found it necessary to issue a proclamation in 1580 forbidding anyone to build upon ground which had never been built upon before within the memory of man; the ex- tension of London being deemed to be full of evil, as spreading the plague, causing a scarcity of victuals etc.—From Cassell's Storehouse of General Information" for November.
EXTRACTS AND REVIEWS.
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THE WEEK'S NEWS. The King of Ashantee has been stoned to death in the streets of Coomassie. Sir Andrew Clark, the eminent physician, died at his house in London, on Monday. Upwards of one hundred cattle have died from eating an excessive quantity of acorns at Eynsham in Oxfordshire. The elections in New York State have resulted in the crushing defeat of the Democrats. Mr M'Kinley has been elected Governor of Ohio by a heavy majonty. A newspaper at Buenos Ayres states that a Brazilian transport vessel carrying 1,100 men has been rammed and sunk with all on board by one of the insuigent vessels. At Bradford a boy who was carrying a cast-iron oxygen cylinder used for magic lantern entertain- ments accidentally dropped it on the ground It immediately exploded, and the boy's head was blown off. A young woman named Bushby was shot and killed at Grimsby by a sailor named Rumbolt. Jealousy was the motive for the crime. The mur- derer made no attempt to escape, and he is com- mitted for trial. A "mass meeting of women" was held in St. James's Hall, London, under the presidency of Mrs Sidney W ebb, and resolutions were passed ex- pressing with the women and children in the min- ing districts. A sum of .£255 was collected in the hall as the commencement of a relief fund. P.O. Rex, whilst on duty, heard screams and saw smoke proceeding from the house of a man named M'Williams, in Delhi Grrove, Chorlton-on- Medlock. He ran thither, and saw a boy in the lobby enveloped in flames. Taking off his cape, the officer wrapped it round the boy and smothered out the fire, after which he conveyed the sufferer to the Infirmary, where he died. A frightful outrage, by which twenty-three persons have lost their lives, was perpetrated in the Liceo Theatre at Barcelona on Tuesday night The house was filled, a favourate opera being announced. Suddenly a bomb was thrown from one of the galleries into the stalls, where it ex- ploded, spreading death around. The explosion caused a terrible panic, and in the rush for the doors several lives were lost. At the Manchester Assizes Emmanuel Hamer, a young man, was found guilty of the murder of an old woman named Caroline Tyrer, and was sentenced to death. The particulars of the case have already been given. All the prisoner could say, before sentence was pronounced, was that he remembered nothing of the events of the evening. It appeared from a record read by the Judge that the convict bore an extremely bad character. The witnesses at the last sitting of the Welsh Land Commission included a professional rabbit catcher, who stated that between May and October he had caught 1,400 rabbits on a very small area of ground, 800 being caught on one farm of fourteen acres during the six months. In one parish last year, on an estate belonging to Captain Homfiay, he caught 5,000 rabbits. He said keepers frequently interfered to prevent him from following his avocation. The Barrow magistrates were engaged for over seven hours the other day in hearing the evidence against Henry Tims, who was charged with the murder of his father at Barrow. The prisoner's father and mother had gone to bed, but began quarrelling. The prisoner then rushed upstairs, and stabbed his father through the lung and heart. He was committed to the Assize on a charge of murder. The prisoner did not seem much concerned, but smiled occasionally to his ac- quaintances in court. At Darwen, William Smalley, spinner, was charged with manslaughter, his child having died, it was alleged, owing to his neglect to provide it proper food.—Inspector Turner said that when he visited the house of the prisoner he found the de- ceased lying on a bundle of dirty rags. The child was found to weigh 6ilb., the normal weight of a child oi its age being Wi-lb.-Dr Pollard said that when the deceased was admitted to the Workhouse it was in an extremely emaciated state, and it was apparent y suffering from want of food. An explosion occurred in a cottage in the village Soothay, Silverdale, with shocking results. A young newly married couple, Mr and Mrs Charles Poulton, were sitting with an elder brother of proper food.—Inspector Turner said that when he visited the house of the prisoner he found the de- ceased lying on a bundle of dirty rags. The child was fouDd to weigh 5Jlb., the normal weight of a child oi its age being XO^lb.—Dr Pollard said that when the deceased was admitted to the Workhouse it was in an extremely emaciated state, and it was apparent y suffering from want of food. An explosion occurred in a cottage in the village Soothay, Silverdale, with shocking results. A young newly married couple, Mr and Mrs Charles Poulton, were sitting with an elder brother of Poulton, when the house was suddenly wrecked by an explosion. The young wife waa almost blown to pieces, and the husband was terribly mangled, and died soon after. The elder Poulton was hurt, but not seriously. The explosion was caused by a charge of gelatine which had been placed in the oven boiler of the cottage and had not been removed. A GRAND SPECULATION, in these days of finan. ancial unrest, is a rare thing for people with spare capital to come across. It is, therefore, refreshing to know that in purchasing a box of Holloway's Pills, good value for money can be obtained. They never fail to give instant relief from pain, and no disease can long withstand their purifying influ- ence. A few appropriate doses at the proper period will prevent many a serious illness. Their primary action is upon the blood, stomach, liver, kidneys, and bowels Their secondary action strengthens the nervous centres. No drug can be so harmless yet so antagonistic to disorders caused by brain worry. The most perfect reliance may be placed upon their regulating and renovating virtues. Colonel Goold-Adams has been engaged with the M atabele. The enemy attacked the Bechuana- land troopers and King Khama's men whilst on the march. There was no time to form a regular laager, but the attack was repulsed. Several men were killed on the British side; the Matabele left a large number of their dead on the ground. A later dispatch states that the Matabele who were in great force attacked the other column and were defeated with great force. They then retreated to Buluwayo and set fire to the kraal, blew up the stock of gunpowder and cartridges, and fled. Dr Jameson has sent a messenger in search of Lobengula, in the hope that he may be induced to come into the camp and agree to terms Two Englishmen who had been for some time in Buluwayo were found there by the column, King Lobengula having taken special measures for their protection. At Malborough-street Police Court on Wednes- day C. B. Harness, chairman of the "Medical Bat- tery Company." and J. M. M'Cnlly, a physician in the service of the Company were placed in the dock on a charge of conspiring to obtain money by fraud. The charge is preferred by persons who have" consulted the Company and obtained "electrical belts "from them. A remand was granted, and the defendants were allowed bail. Later in the day an application waa made in Chancery for a compulsory winding-np order against the Medical Battery Company. It was stated that in consequence of statements made in a London newspaper many persons who had bought the "electrical belts" had demanded the return of their money. Several creditors de- manded that a searching investigation should be made as to the promotion of the Company, and the application was adjourned.
* THE COAL CRISIS.
A labourer named William Harris, who lived at Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury, was found dead on a lever crossing at Hanwood station on the Welshpool line on Monday night. He is suppoeed to have been knocked down by the mail from Welshpool, which reaches Shrewsbury about 10 o'clock. MRS. F. SIMMONDS, Laundress, Eastborne, has used Messrs. RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE for tha past six years, and considers it unequalled for beautv and economy. Certainly much superior to thumb or Liquid Blue. 628
WALES AND WELSHMEN. The report of the Royal Labour Commission on the employment of women has been issued. The Welsh section contains some interesting facts. Sir Theodore and Lady Martin are staying at Sidmouth, where they have gone for change after serious illness at their residence in the Vale of Llangollen. At the Carmartbenshire Assizes a collier named Henry Owen was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude for committing an outrage upon Eliza- beth Thomas, 17, whilst on her way to chapel. Mr Herbert Roberts, M.P., laid a forcible state- ment of the claims of Wales upon the Government in the matter of Welsh Disestablishment before a meeting of the Liberation Society held last week. At the County Hall, Denbigh, an action was heard in which the County Council claimed from Mr David Jones, of Cerrig-y-Druidion, a sum of £ 260 for damage to the Holyhead road by the use traction engines. Judgment was deferred. The Home Secretary is in communioation with the Penrhyndeudraeth magistrates respecting a fine of Jao and costs imposed upon Ellis Jones, a farm servant, who was receBtly convicted of attempting to catch a hare on land belonging to his employer. It is understood that Dr. Herber Evans intends to relinquish the pastorate of Salem Congrega- tional Church, Carnarvon, at the close of the pre- sent year in order to take up hia residence at Ban- gor as Principal of the North Wales Congrega- tional College. At a meeting in connection with the North Wales Miners' Federation held at Wrexham, it was reported that a sum of .£343 had been received from the treasury of the English Federation, and a resolution was passed protesting against the employment of the military in the district. At Denbigh Mr. Wynne Edwards performed on behalf of the Town Council, the Borough magis- trates, and the Corporation officials the happy ceremony of presenting to the Mayoress of the borough (Mrs Gee) a silver cradle in commemo- ration of the birth of a daughter during her hus- band's mayoralty. A number of Wrexham tradesmen made a com- mendable though not immediately successful at- tempt to bring about a sett ement of the coal strike in North Wales. At a public meeting of miners it was suggested that they should, without pledg- ing themselves in any way. confer with the mas- ters. While welcoming the suggestions and the .9 spirit in which they were made, the men hesitated to bind themselves by resolution in the absence of their leaders, and it was finally agreed to lay the proposals before a meeting of the North Wales Federation. The controversy as to the action of the Bangor College authorities in reference to the Women's Hall of Residence was revived, it is to be hoped for the last time, at Thursday's meeting of the shareholders of the company who own the Hall. The report of the directors reiterated the now familiar story, and the opinions which found expression in it were vigorously protested against by Principal Reichel and several members of his staff. Eventually the report was adopted by 20 votes to seven. It was decided to at once proceed to wind up the affairs of the company. At the Carmarthenshire Assizes Mariah Rees was charged with bigamy, and Evan Da vies with aiding and abetting. The woman declared that she had lived with David Rees for five years. She did not know that she was breaking the law by marrying her fellow-prisoner. Davies said that he married Rees because he really thought she was free. The judge believed the prisoners' story and said both were labouring under a wrong impression. The woman's marriage could be annulled in a proper court, but crime had been committed, and sentence of one day's imprison- ment was passed. Colonel W. Cornwallis West, of Ruthin Castle, is the subject of a sketch under the heading H Celebrities at Home" in the current number of the World. After speaking of the beauties of the Vale of Clwyd, the historic associations of the Castle, and its architectural features, the writer describes the many interesting objects in its interior, and gives some glimpses of the life and habits of its occupants. Mrs Cornwallis West and her daughter, Miss Sbella West, are, we are told, accomplished billiard players. The latter has "strong and individual musical ability and vocal powers of no ordinary kind." Colonel West adds to many other accomplishments that of being an artist of no mean attainments. He is in his North Wales seat "the Lord Lieutenant, the colonel of the local regiment, the most looked-up- to man of the district, the most dignified of pro- vincial m t,nates." At the Manchester Welsh Church Bazaar the Bishop of St. Asaph raised an interesting point as to the number of Welsh residents in Manchester. In the guide-book to the bazaar the estimated Welsh population of Manchester and Salford is placed at about 30,000, but the Bishop quoted from the Census Returns to show that 6,734 only were scheduled as born in Wales and Monmcuth- shire, and the proportion who spoke Welsh he es- timated at 2,000. The statenerit. of the ca- e as given in the Blue book was, however disputed by the Welsh chaplain of Manchester on the grounds that many like himself, though Welsh in race and language, had not described themselves in the census papers, and that the district served I y the Welsh Church of Manchester included outlaying suburbs not included in the Bishop's estimate. Professor Boyd-Dawkins,while admitting the Tech- nical accuracy of the Blue-book, challenged its definition of a Welshman as being to narrow, and as not recognising the fact that Welsh patriotism was kept alive for generations after families had crossed into English territory. The Bishop, how- ever, decided to stick to his guns. Seven young men belonging to Pennal, Machyn- lleth, were summoned to appear at Towyn Sessions to answer to a charge of assaulting P.C. Tbet dore. During the preceding month a party of Churchmen went over from Aberdovey to Pennal for the pur- pose of persuading the rate payers of that village to oppose the School Board of the district taking over the new undenominational school which the Nonconformists of Aberdovey have recently erccted A party of Nonconformists also went over to Pen- nal and succeeded in getting the meeting to pass a proposition in favour of taking over the school. Atter the meeting the Nonconformist party left the village. The Church party, induced the local police officer to accompany them, and when they had gone a short distance they were pelted with rpud. The officer rushed forward and received the full brunt of the discharge, and subsequently sum- moned the defendants. When the case was called on, the officer was not present in court, and it was stated that no message had been received explain- ing his absence. The cases were therefore dis- missed. On the following day it was found that the constable had been taken ill in a wood cn his way to the court, and was obliged to return home.
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HOCKEY. The following is the report which was crowded out last week NEWTOWN V. SHREWSBURY.—On Saturday week the Shrewsbury team journeyed tu Newtown to wipe off an old debt, they having failed to fulfil their re- turn engagement with Newtown last season Unfor- tunately, the visitors were unable to arrive until four o'clock, consequently the time for piny had to be shortened, and the game was finished in aeuii-dark- ness. Neither team was fully represented. Talbot, the Newtown captain, won the toss and elected to defend the railway goal, Wi;liani3 and Bell taking the first "bully." At the outset it was apparent that the home team were going to have the best of the game, as they got the ball well into their oppo- nents' territory, and for some time the Salopians had a difficulty in clearing. The occasional brilliant runs along the Shrewsbury wings hy Fox and Phillips werp. effectively checked by P. W. Jones and Breese, who played a sound game at back. The Nnvtown forwards also found a difficulty in contending with the clever tactics of the Shrewsbury backs Clarke being almost impassable, and giving a grand exposi- tion cf the game. The score at hall tilliP ttood: Newtown 3. Shrewsbury nil. On re,uming, t!.e visi. tors played a more combined game. The fit al score was Newtown 4, Shrewsbury 1. Talbot and Hamil- ton worked hard, and rendered valuable assistance to their side. Teams: Shrewsbury—Goal, G Ray Walker: backs, O. Chrke and O. Murrell; half-backs, G. Dif kens- Lewis, W. J. Goode, and A. Southam; forwards, Geo. Fox, H. Howard Smith, E. C. Bell, W. Pearson-Phil- lips, aud H. Barker. Umpire, Mr E. J. Pippr. Newtowti-Goal, A. Toby; backs, P. W. JoEesand H. E. Breese ha f-backa. W. H. Cartwright. H. P. Talbot and Rev F. M. Hamilton forwardg, C. Git- tins. E. C. Morgan, J. E. Williams, Ll. Phillips, and G. M. Evans. Umpire, Mr Wm. Watkins.
IN PARLIAMENT. MONDAY. In the House of Commons Mr Labouchere further questioned the Under Secretary for the Colonies in regard to Matabeleland, aud was in- formed that the Chartered Company were being notified that no action taken on the spot would prejudice any future arrangement which might be come to. The Premier informed the hon. member that the Government had no intention of propos- ing to the House to devote a day to a discussion on the affairs of Matabeleland, whereupon Mr Labouchere gave notice that at the earliest op- portunity he should take the usual steps to obtain a day. Mr Gladstone made a statement as to the Government programme for the present sittings. He said they felt it to be their duty to confine business as far as possible to the passing of the Local Government Bill and the Employers' Liability Bill, and to the final disposal of those Government bills which were passed through the House in the earlier part of the session. They proposed to reserve the power of taking any non- contentious business of pressing necessity. He thought they were excluded by their agreement with the House from dealing with the question of the evicted Irish tenants. Mr J. Morley informed Mr Sexton that he saould be prepared to bring in a measure to revive the thirteenth section of the Land Act of 1891, for a time, provided the pro- posal received the assent of the Opposition. Mr Balfour said he could not give an opinion on what was a fragmentary part of a larger policy. The debate on the motion for the second reading of the Local Government Bill was resumed by Mr Acland. Mr A. J. Balfour criticised the bill. He thought it did not contain the necessary safeguards against extravagant expenditure, and he declared himself opposed to the poor-law portion of it. He thought, however, that if they discussed the bill in the tone of Mr Fowler and Mr Acland they might be able to tarn into a real and substantial improvement upon the existing system of local administration. TUESDAY. In the House of Commons several further ques- tions were addressed to the Under Secretary for the Colonies in regard to recent events in South Africa. Mr Buxton said there had not yet been time to receive a detailed despatch as to the death of Lobengula's envoys. As soon as he got any in- formation he would communicate it to the House. In reply to Mr T. Bowles, Mr Gladstone said Her Majesty's Government were perfectly satisfied as to the adequacy and capacity of the Mediterranean1 fleet for the purposes for which it existed, and they had no intention of proposing a day for the discussion of the subject. The right hon..gentle- man, in answering a question respecting arbitra- tion in labour disputes, said he could not hold out any idea of the Government concurring in a plan of compulsory arbitration. He could not see how it could be made applicable in the present dis- pute in the coal trade, and he was atraid that to attempt it might cause a reaction unfavourable to arbitration itself. Mr T. Bowles returned to the subject of the attitude of the British warships during the blockade of Bangkok, and Sir E. Grey repeated that the ships received no order" to move outside the blockade lines, and that no such demand would have been admitted if made. Mr H. Gardner informed Mr Lough that a case of pleuro-pneumonia had occurred in the Metro- politan Cattle Market. The House again resumed the debate on the motion for the second reading of the Local Government (Parish Councils) Bill. Sir G. O. Morgan complained that charities which were only incidentally ecclesiastical and substan- tially civil were by the definition clause taken out of the operation of the bill. Mr Goschen and Sir W. Harcourt spoke towards midnight. The latter right hon. gentleman said the Government could not throw over the poor-law part of the measure. The bill was read a second time without a division. WEDNESDAY. In the House of Commons on the order for the consideration of the Employers' Liability Bill as amended by the Standing Committee on Law, Mr. Tomlinson moved that the Bill be recom- mitted to a Committee of the whole House, on the ground of the great importance of the measure, Sir E. Hill seconded the amendment, and Mr Mathews appealed to the Government to accede to it. Mr. Asquith said acceptance of the amend- ment would be fatal to the passing of the bill dur- ing the present session. Sir E. Clarke supported the Government. Mr A. J. Balfour lett the re- sponsibility in this matter to the Government, and said he would not advise his hon. friend to divide the House. Leave to withdraw the amend- ment was refused and it was negatived. The House then proceeded to consider the bill as amended. Mr. W. M'Laren moved a new clause providing that contracts in certain cases should be exempted from the application 2, which pro- vides against contracting out beforehand, his desire being, he said, to strengthen the bill by preserving mutual insurance funds. Mr. Cobb seconded the new clause. Mr Asquith strongly objected to the amendment. He said the working classes had indicated their opinion that a bill that did not safeguard them against negligence in the conduct of their employers and did not protect them from improvident contracts would not satisfy their requirements. The debate was adjourned. THURSDAY. In the House or Commons Mr. Gladetone infoimea Mr Dodd that the Lord Chancellor was in many cases acting OB the recommendation of the House respect- ing the appointment of county magistrates. Mr. Labouchere moved the adjournment of the House in order to discuss the impolicy of permitting the Chartered Company of South Africa to establish any claims to contract any engagements with regard to the territory or government of Matabeleland, or to continue its warlike operations in that territory." The hon. member went into the history of that Com- pany, and said that its attack on Matabeleland had been undertaken to retrieve its fortunes, and that it was the duty of the Prima Minister to say tlmt henceforth all that was done should be done with justice, mercy, and humanity. Mr J. Ellis seconded the motion. Mr Maguire, as one connected with the Company, defended its proceedings, and said the war was now practically over. Mr Buxton said he believed the war was not of the Company's seeking and certainly it was not of the Government's seek- ing. Until he could show that one single man was killed more than necessary to ensure victory Mr Labouchere ought not to speak of a massacre. Hos- tilities were now practically at an end, and the Government would take advantage of any oppor- tunity to bring the war to a speedy conclusion. Public feeling in South Africa could not be ignored, but the settlement which the Government would endeavour to bring about would include all safe- guards of the rights of the natives. Mr Gladstone spoke to similar effect, and severely censured Mr Labouchere for his use of extravagant language. The motion was negatived without a division. The House then resumed consideration of the Employers' Liability Bill as amended, and Mr W. M'Laren's contracting-out clause was further discussed. The House of Lords re-assembled, that is to say, nine or ten of the peers sat for as many minutes. They had one little formality to go through, amd that was doubtless particularly agreeable. It was to re- ceive the Marquis of Breadalbane, who, appearing in full uniform as Lord Stewart of Her Majesty's Household, brought a message from the Queen to the effect that in accordance with their lordships' request the Royal assent would be withheld from the Meri- onethshire intermediate and technical education scheme. Being gratified by this compliment to their powers of obstruction, the noble lords adjourned. FRIDAY. In the House of Commons, Mr Buxton, replying to a question, said he understood that a message had been sent to Lobengula, under a guarantee of his personal safety and good treatment, asking him to i come in, so that hostilities might be brought to an end. The House resumed consideration of the Employers' Liability Bill as amended, and the debate on Mr W. M'Laren's proposed new clause permitting "contracting out" in certain cases was continued. Mr C. Fenwick, speaking as the secretary to the Par- liamentary Committee of the trade unions of the country, said these bodies had unanimously declared against the principle of contracting out of the Act Mr D. Plunket (a director of the London and North-Western Railway Company) said the new clause was brought forward mainly, if not altogether, in the interest of the workmen them-! selves. If the law stepped in and destroyed the basis of consideration of the arrangement existing between the Company and their men, the Company would cease to make their contribution to the insurance fund. Mr Burns denied that this bill had been imposed on the new Liberalism by the pressure of trade unionism. Mr Roby, while heartily approving of the bill, said he should vote for Mr M'Laren's amendment because it dealt with existing arrangements only. Mr Nevil^and Mr Knowles also supported the am%dn|eBafc.' On a division Mr M'Laren's proposed was rejected by 236 to 217. c
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