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THE U'.HA'lC:; NEWS. luiluenza ha* become prevalent in some localities, and one sufferer shot himself. A fire broke out in a block of buildings off Ludgate-hill, London, destroying the upper storey of the printing works of Messrs. Cassell, and doing great damage to other property. Mr Robert Peel, only son of Sir Robert Peel, has been up to pass his public examination in the London Bankruptcy Court. He admitted having dissipated large sums in racing and gambling. Edward Reddish, cashier of the old Warrington Waterworks Company, has to undergo one month's imprisonment with hard labour for having embezzled .£50 belonging to the Warrington Corporation. At Devon Assizes George Hocking, skipper and owner of a Brixham smack, was found guilty of scuttling the vessel with intent to defraud an Insurance Company, and was sentenced to five years' penal servitude. The "Flying Scotsman" has had a narrow escape, three carriages leaving the rails as the train was crossing the High Level Bridge at Newcastle. No one was injured, but there was great alarm amongst the passengers. MKB. F. SIMMONDS. Laundress, Eaatborne, has used Messrs. RECKITT'S PARIS BLUE for tbrl past six yearB, and considers it unequalled lor boautv and economy. Certainly much superior to thumb or Liquid Blue. Marseilles was thrown into a state of panic on Wednesday night by the explosion of a bomb out side the house of the General commanding the 15th Army Corps. Fortunately no person was in- jured. A large number of arrests have been made. A number of miners were engaged in getting coal from a disused pit on Deerplay Moor, about four miles from Burnley, when a fall of earth iJJok place, burying half a dozen men. Four were extricated more or less cut and bruised, but two were killed. A fatal accident has occurred at Dobraja Nadeshda, owing to the explosion of a shell, dating back to the Crimean War, which was found embedded in the ground. A man struck it with a hammer and it exploded, killing nine per-ODH and severely injuring others. "CADBUR 'S COCOA has, in a remarkable degree, those natura. elements of sustenance which give the system endurance and hardihood, building up muscle and bodily vigour, with a steady action that renders it a most iacceptable and reliable beverage.Health. The Government has ordered an official investi- gation to be made into an extensive system of sweating which, it is alleged, is being carried on in the execution of Government contracts in the lock trade of the Black Country. The inquiry will affect the remuneration of 3,000 -1 I- locifsmiwis. At the Liverpool Winter Assizes Mr Justice Day, referring to charges of riotous assembly, said that he looked upon offences of that character as grave and serious. Rioting tended to disturb law and order, and if men were at liberty to defy the law there would be an end to order and civilisation. The body of a well-dressed young man has been discovered on the Sandhills, near New Brighton. Death was caused by a shot wound in the right forehead, from which the brains protruded. An empty bottle was found in the man's possession, and it is surmised that previous to shooting himself he had taken a dose of poison. The hearing of the charges of conspiracy to defraud brought against Mr Harness, managing director of the Medical Battery Company, and two others; was resumed at the Marlborough- street Police Court, London. Mr Terrell opened the case for the prosecution, and the only witness then examined was a clerk formerly in the em- ployment of Harness. Two privates of the East Kent Regiment are now under arrest at Northampton, charged with having, during a. fight in the Euston to Holyhead express, thrown a brother soldier out of the I window and killed him. The murder is said to have been witn. seed by a civilian, who pulled the communication cord and gave information to the railway authorities. At a meeting of the Royal Humane Society rewards were conferred upon James Catterall, 33, collier, for saving Emily Thomas, 13, who fell from a footbridge into twelve feet of water in the canal at Lower Ince on October 3rd, and upon Henry Parkin, 40, lamplighter, for saving J. R. Brown, a child of four years, who fell into the canal at Rishton on October 2. A serious fire broke out at the pit-head of the Summerlie Kirkwood pit, near Airdrie, Lanark- shire. The fire was caused, it appears, by the ex- plosion of a paraffin lamp. This ignited the frame work, which was burned down before the fire brigades of Airdrie or Coatbridge could arrive. Fifty-two men were entombed in the wrrkings, I and inasmuch as the fire was raging round both shafts and the ventilating fans had been stopped fear was expressed that all the men had be n suffocated. The case of Modera v. Modera and Barclay was concluded in the Divorce Court. It was the petition of Mr Frederick Marcus Modera, a merchant carrying on business in Manchester, and residing at Didsbury, for a dissolution of his marriage on the ground of his wife's misconduct with Mr John Barclay, solicitor, Manchester. The jury found for the petitioner, and awarded him tl,000 damages. His Lordship pronounced a decree nisi, with costs against the co- respondent. An accident occurred to a train on which work- men on the Ship Canal were being conveyed from Runcorn to their work. An engine was drawing a couple of trucks in which there were about a hundred men when the waggons became detached. The driver on discovering what had taken place brought his engine to a standstill, and the waggons, coming down an incline with come force, dashed into it. Many of the passengers were thrown violently on the floor, and three men were seriously injured. TRB MESSAGE OF PEACE is always appreciated and respected by all true men, for many of us hope the time is not far distant when it may be universally adopted by all nations. When this comes to pass, happiness and prosperity will be the rule and not the exception. In the mean- time, Holloway's Pills and Ointment have largely helped to make foreign nations understand that Englishmen delight in alleviating pain and suffering. These wonderful remedies have been blessed in many lands for the relief they have afforded and the cures effected. They are specially adapted for all complaints affecting the liver, stomach and kidneys, and at this season no family should be without a supply. A curious incident happened on Lord Mayor's Day to a barrister who is well known as an advocate at the Central Criminal Court and the County Sessions. He was returning from Clerken- well to the Temple and reached the end of Fetter- lane just as the procession began to pass. The crowd was somewhat scattered, but just as he approached Fleet-street some men began planting forms in his way as if for sightseers. He avoided one only to encounter a second and third. After stepping over the third he was suddenly sur- rounded by several men. and was in the act of being robbed when a hand was placed on his shoulder and a voice called out All right; he is a pal." Turning, he recognised a man who had frequently been in need of his services. At the same time he recognised several other men whom he had defended all of whom cheerily saluted him. The Commissioners appointed to inquire into the circumstances under which two men were killed during the Featherstone colliery riots in September last held a sitting in London, at which Sir Redvers Buller was examined as to the rules regulating the action of the military in sup- pressing similar disturbances. Sir Redvers was questioned as to the desirability or otherwise of using a more modified death-carrying weapon than the Lee-Metford rifle, but gave his opinion against the complication of matters which would be caused by the use of alternative bullets, charges, or weapons. He expressed himself against making the officer in charge of the military responsible for giving a final summons, and stated his beliefl-tbdt"Ue simpler the whole military proceeding was kept, and the freer from complications, the better it would be in the end for all parties. There was no other witness, and the Commission adjourned.
I WALES AND WELSHMEN. At Wrexham Police Court a milk vendor was fined £ 1 19s for neglecting; to report sheep scab. The mrtrers engaged at the New Flint Coal and Cannel Company's pits are working night and day in order to cope with the increased demand for coal. The Oswestry Town Council has decided to write to the Postmaster General supporting an application on behalf of the postmen for a weekly half-h. liday. The Rev. John Evans (Eglwysbach), who is in I charge of the Wesleyan forward movement in South Wales, has had to cancel several preaching engagements in consequence of a temporary breakdown in health. Mr Isaac Williams, a tradesman formerly of Rhyl, was to have appeared at the Sessions to answer charges of fraud m connection with his bankruptcy proceedings. As Williams did not appear a warrant was issued for his apprehen- sion. At the Conway County Court, T. M. Williams, joiner, sued William Thomas, carrier, for X50 damages for having circulated serious charges against him. The Judge found for the plaintiff, with a farthing damages and costs on that amount. A number of colliers in the Wrexham district have offered to return to work at the old rate of wages. The reply of the coalowners was that work could not be resumed except at a small re- duction of wages, whereupon the miners decided to remain on strike. At a meeting of the Wrexham Board of Guardians, the Ruabon drainage scheme was again discussed, and it was resolved to ask Sir Watkin W. Wynn for a definite answer as to whether he is prepared to grant the necessary land in Wynnstay Park without compulsory powers be ng resorted to. At the Sr. Asaph Petty Sessions Moses Williams, who was convicted of trespassing on land in the occupation of Mr Tate, of Bodrhyddan, in search of coniet, was sentenced to three months' impri- sonment th hard labour. It was stated that the defendant had been chased by gamekeepers, worsted in a scuffle, and handcuffed. He appeared in court With his face bandaged. Sir Horatio Lloyd, sitting at Bangor, refused to make an order applied for by the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy, declaring a bill of sale executed by Owen Jones, of Carnarvon, to be invalid. At the same court Owen Lewis, a quarryman, against whom Ellen Owen had obtained a verdict for X40 for breach of promise of marriage, was ordered to pay the amount in monthly instalments of 10s. A daring robbery has been perpetrated at the Talbot Hotel, Denbigh. A few days ago a brother and sister-in-law of the landlord arrived at the hotel from America. They carried with them a valuable collection of jewellery, etc., and English and American money. Most of their property was left in a bedroom in the hotel. During their absence someone got into this bedroom and took away jewellery and cash to the value of £ 200. They also took a valuable sealskin jacket and other articles from the servants' bedrooms. The police are making active inquiries, but up to the present no arrests have been made. An inquiry touching the death of Robert Edwards, of the Talbot Inn, was held at the County Hall, Mold, before the Coroner for Flint- shire. From the evidence of Mr Edwd. Rowlands and Pol ce-constable Hill, it appears that the deceased w, going down Wrexham-street with a horse an i art. which was travelling at a great speed, i animal was brought to a standstill in front v Grosvenor-street, and Edwards was picked up in an unconscious state some distance off. Med i assistance was summoned, and it was found t ti. tt he was suffering from bruises on the head ) < i fracture of the ribs, to which he succumbe 1. Dr. E: Williams stated that in his opinion de;?rh was due to congestion of the lungs, brought a >ut by the fracture named. A verdict of accident death was returned. At the Bangor Police Court Thomas Williams, carter, and R. E., Williams, goods porter, were charged witu stealing a quantity of ale from casks consigned to Messrs Allsopp and Son's agency at Bangor. Detective Pearson said that on the morning of the 6th inst., about three o'clock, lie, with other infectives, concealed themselves in the goods warehouse at Bangor. At 7.20 a.m. he saw R. E. Wiii uns boring a hole in the kilderkin, and drawing therefrom a canful of beer, which he drank. Ht uaen drew another canful, which he handed to i i: omas Williams, who drank it. R. E. Williams illen drew a third canful, which he drank, wh, i-eupon the officers stepped out of their hiding-p ai e. defendants were then charged, and pleaded guilty. The bench taking into con- sideration the defendants' long connection with the company, and their previous good character, imposed a mitigated penalty of 6s and costs each. A largely attended congress of Welsh Noncon- formists was held at Aberystwyth on Wednesday. A good deal of time was occupied by references to Disestablishment and criticism of Episcopal doc- trine and polity. Though a comparison of views such as must take place in joint meetings of this nature usually produces beneficial results, the friends of Nonconformity may reasonably ask themselves whether the general position of religion is strengthened by such rigorous disputa- tion and impeachment of doctrine as one or two of the speakers at the conference indulged in, and whether the needless accentuation of differences does not tend to weaken the total impression of the Christian Church upon the world. The dis- cussion during recent years of the reunion problem has shown that combination in practical schemes of work such as those in force at Leeds, Bradford, and other centres is of very much greater value than mere deliberation and debate.
EXTRACTS AND REVIEWS. No. 8 of Cope's Smoke-room Booklets contains a selection from the good things which appeared in Cope's Tobacco Plant." Smokers who delight in chats about the weed will find here a stock of anecdotes calculated to amuse them for many dark November days. The series is nicely printed, and may be obtained for one shilling a number from Cope of Liverpool. Holly Leaves, the Christmas number of the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, is accom. panied by two coloured supplements—one of which, Memories," from the painting by J. W. Godward, is the most art'stic of any which we have yet seen presented with the Christmas papers, and is itself more than worth the money charged for the whole number. The literary con- tents are up to the usual high standard of Holly Leaves. To-day has arrived, and the high expectations formed of Mr Jerome's new twopenny weekly are more than realised. Fiction occupies a front seat, of course, and the contributions of Mr R. L. Stephenson, the editor, and Bret Harte should be 'sufficient to please the most omniverous novel- reader. Then we have interviews, sketches, gossip, talk on current topics in the political, social, musical, literary, fashionable, and theatri- cal worlds; and the children are not forgotten! A decided and welcome advance on the weekly serial. We have received an early copy of No. 3 of The Breezy Library Series, published by Messrs Raphael Tuck and Sons, entitled An Arnty Doctor's Romance, a story of the Matabele War, by Grant Allen; price, Is.—The name of the publishers has always been associated with beautiful specie mens of the printing art, and this, one of their latest ventures, deserves special notice. The cover is one of the most attractive ever yet pro- duced at the price, and the sketches, coming as an additional recommendation from the able pencil of Harry Payne, are in keeping. The name of Grant Allen is in itself an adequate indication of the kind of matter set forth. The reading is light and pleasan, and the characters well chosen with the exception of that of Lobengula, whom the author pictures as a fearfully corpulent old drunkard, and had to be lifted on his feet by his men. Recent events in South Africa seem to point to the fact that this chieftain is possessed of considerable activity.
THE POLITICAL WORLD. It is stated that Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., is to be opposed at the next election not only by a Tory landlord but also by a professed Radical, an Englishman, and the editor of an English local newspaper." Mr William Jones, of Oxford, has intimated his willingness to allow his name to be laid before the Anglesey Liberal Association for selection as a candidate for the next election. Mr Jones is a native of Llangefni, an advanced Radical, and a fluent speaker. It is stated on the highest authority" that Mr Jones's friends are prepared to pay his election expenses. The provisions of the Parish Councils Bill were discussed in somewhat of an alarmist tone at a meeting of the Wrexham Deanery Association. The various speakers emphasised strongly the need of watching the measure in its progress through Parliament and taking every precaution to safeguard the interests of the Church which were supposed to be threatened. The Conservatives in the division of South Glamorganshire, which Mr A. J. Williams, M .P., has represented since ls85, are reported to be in search of a candidate for the next election. Sir Morgan Morgan, who was defeated in the last con- test by a majority of 9is declines to stand again. VI r Robert Forrest (the iiigh Sheriff), Mr Henry Lewis, Major Gaskeil, id .1ajor Lindsay hav- also been approached, b neither has responded to the invitation. It is n >w stated that the Con- servatives contemplate Icing Mr H.M. Stanley. the explorer, lo lea u L: t n what would seem to be from past experience, 1 < ther hopeless conflict A Conference was hei i u Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey to -uss the duty of Chris- tian churches in relati abour disputes. The Dean of Westminster -Ided. The Bishops of Rochester and Ripon others addressed the Conference; and the ge;, il tenour of the speeches was in accordance witli principle laid down in the first resolution, nltltl y that "a standard of decent living for the w rker should be recognised as an essential conditio,- the settlemet of labour disputes." One of th, speakers said that any economic system stoou ademned which by the sheer application of me ly economic law condem- ned large systems of ti p population to a life in which they could not In- • as God meant them to live. Mr S. Smith, M A' uttered some words of warning to the confere e e as to the possible con- sequences of an attem; to fix an artificial stand- ard of wages in the fact of foreign competition. At a meeting of the Colonial Institute, Lord Rosebery said we did not object to see experiments tried in colonies; and we should see a good deal of experimental legislation in this country before long. Experimental municipal legislation had been tried already, and though it was tried at the instigation of electors wli.) preferred being even a little misgoverned by t'emselves to being better governed by other pe.yK; Reference had been made to the selfishness L ie working classes in the colonies in opposin g ■: a: ^ration. While not vindicating that oppo": 6 it was only common sense that if these pe.«;'k •• .eved they would be more comfortable by competition out they would determine to di, A deputation represent i'ag nearly three hundred Liberal and National nbers of Parliament waited upon the Lord .ellor, and urged upon him the necessity of 'iuting as speedily as possible county magi,t without the interfer- ence of lords lieutenant, rhe Lord Chancellor, in reply, dealt in the firnt with the suggestion that it was his duty, wiieu the names of persons for the magistracy w r. ibmitfced to him by a member of Parliam.-ri-. r > apply to the lord lieutenant merely as to legal qualifica ion, and said that had he I that course he would have been guilty of a u breach of duty. The duty and responsibiii y t the appointment of magistrates were his, they must permit him to exercise his judgm'-ns iri the matter. He was not prepared to rely ou the judgment of every member of Parliament h jent in names to him. He had resolved now t..i uring out lists-not necessarily complete—> ff-r as he had been able to go, for a number oi -;)unties; and he hoped that in future the r ^j- ntations of members would take'the form i-i' 1 --uiation and suggestion rather than of indignai and reprobation. The Times publisher the following statement as to the probable pos;t-iir Welsh Disestablish-j ment in the session of L'J1. The present inten- tion of the Governmed vaderstood to be that Welsh Disestablishin • i iil have the third place in the legislative pr-gramme for next Session, the Evicted Tenants Hi11 c^iaiug first, and a short Regist ation Bill sec-on: 1. s hould this anticipation be realised, a vigorous T>r ^esfc may be expected from the < Young Wales p. rty, who claim abso- lute precedence fur tJ;" ru •u.s ire in which they are especially interested. br as the majority of the Welsil membeis c./iieerned no serious objection would be taken to the arringement indicated, assurances h v> been given that the Disestablishment Bill •» be comprehensive in its character and shuii ■ ressed forward at all hazards." The Yorkshire Post,. ij: reference to the same subject, states: In v. ii-informed Gladstonian circles the popular sn.pp ^ition that the Welsh Church Bill will the fust place in the Ministeriel programme lioxt session is without foundation. It is said a bill for the relief of the evicted tenants <i o t • jrt Registration Bill will have precedence t toe Disestablishment measure, and that the £ < r;n t at least will probably be pressed through all -titges before Wales is taken into account. Tin- Yvrelsh Radicals, how- ever, are consoled e reflection that their pet piece of legislation N- be a full Disestablish- ment measure, and n.t i mere Suspensory Bill, like the project ,f iuoreover, they have been promised 1 h:il the question is to be seriously taken in hand, and that the session will not be allowed to close without the bill being placed on the Statute-l-><.k. Those who are acquainted with the .• lii i .ns under which work is done in the li -a • • it' Commons know what degree of weight is he attached to pledges of this character, but tlu-y served for the moment to quieten the W elsh Radicals. What may be the case later on when the impossibility of passing so huge a scheme after two other important measures becomes apparent is 4.uiti:: another matter."
D JK E AMI/AND. I steal on tip-toe to the couch, and gaze With loving eyes upon my infant asleep I list the rhythm of his numbering deep And the sweet sound my rostle-sneea allays. i, Now laughs he dreamily I share the joy Of the hidden fun of my darling boy. My thoughts rev«rfc to ioEg, long years ago When I, a child, lay snugly in my bed My father eneors gently, strokes my head And gives his benison in accents low. Has it served? pt rhapa not, yet who dares pay That prayers ee Kineare sue quite cast away ? And in years to come, my hoy, in his turn, May stand by the cot of hia sleeping child, The perfume inhale of its breathing mild And the mystic love of a father learn. In moments of gladness, or when distressed, He musing may thiuk ei me-then at rest. J. C. A.
DESPERATE STEUGGLK WITH THIEVES 'AT ST. KFILENS. About eleven o'clock on Sunday night Constables Gordon and Whalley were on duty in Pocket Nook, St. Helens, when they were iuformed that some men had entered the engineering works of Mr John Forster. The officers went, ro the place, and there saw that a hencote had been broken open and thr- e men were in a corner prepared tc defend themselvt 8 against arrest. As soon ae the officers appeared the men threw stone. slag, and every other available missile, and the officers, bHfuro they could close with the men, were badly injured. The struggle, which was very severe. lasted for some time, and in the end a man named. John Carney, of Smithy Brow, Wll8 arrested. Later oil another man, John Leahy, of Smithy Brow, and Fraiv.k Riley, were subsequently arrested. The constable Gordon was badly cut on the face and had two seriotis wounds on both sides of the head; He Went to his lodgings, and got to bed, but at seven o'clock whoh a man who slept in the oame room awoke he hound that Gordon was dead. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against the three men, whu are in custody.
IN PARLIAMENT. MONDAY. In the House of Commons, the Attorney- General said the Admiralty had been advised that the Duke of Edinburgh in becoming Duke of Coburg had assumed a position incompatible with active service in the British navy, and would not be permitted to receive pay as an admiral. Mr Gladstone added that the Duke would retain his place in the Navy List as a mark of honour. The Rouse resumed consideration of the Employers' Liability Bill as amended by the Standing Com- mittee on Law. The Attorney-General proposed a new clause making persons liable for the negli- gence of sub-contractors under them, and after some discussion it was carried. Mr Matthews moved a new clause exempting shipowners from liability for injury caused by the negligence of any member of the crew at sea. Mr J. H. Wilson spoke in opposition to the amendment, which was in the end negatived without a division. The later portion of the sitting was devoted to the discussion of proposals for bringing injurious em- ployments under the operation of the bill. In the House of Lords the Savings' Banks Bill, which enlarges the limit of the deposits in any one year to X50, that of the purchase of stock in any one year to Y,200, and that of the aggregate purchases of stock to £500, was read a second time. TUESDAY. In the House of Commons Sir U. Kay- huttle- worth, replying to a question put by Sir E. A. Bartlett as to the strength of the French fleet in the Mediterranean, said that Ministerial answers to such questions were not calculated to ininrove the relations between this country and other countries with whom we were at peace. Sir E. A. Bartlett protested against being thus lectured," and said that at the first opportunity he would call attention to the subject. Mr Asquith in- formed Mr Darling that notice of the meeting held in Trafalgar-squar last Sunday was given on the 3rd October by Mr Weiss on behalf of the members of "the Freedom Group," and the ob- ject of the meeting was stated to be the com- memoration of the Chicago Anarchists, and what was known as "Bloody Sunday" of 1887. He did not consider it consistent with the public in- terest to state whether there was any reason to suppose that the Anarchists now active on the Continent had any relations with those in th:* country. Mr Darling moved the adjournment of the House in order to call attention to the danger of permitting such meetings. Mr Asquith said the people who assembled in Trafalgar-square had not committed any offence against the law. If he thought there was serious danger to the public peace or to the good order of London or the kingdom in such proceedings he should cer- tainly not allow them, but he regarded these vapourings of very foolish and ignorant people as having at any rate the advantage of acting as a safety-valve to feelings and opinions which were only dangerous so long as they were held ¡u sup- pression. Mr A. J. Balfour said that to permit such meetings was to encourage the propagat on of opinions which endangered the very founda- tions of the social system. Mr Burns, speaking against the mction, said he believed the Anarch- ist tactics Lad led to the injury of the peop e's labour movement and of all other democratic movements. After some further discussion the motion for the adjournment of the House was negatived. The House then proceeded to further consider the Employers' Liability Bill. WEDNESDAY. In the House of Commons consider itiou of the Employers' Liability Bill was resumed. Mr Tom- linson's proposal was altered, giving the employers liberty to make the person causing the injury the third party in the action, so that the master, on satisfying the plaintiff's claim, could get his remedy from the negligent servant. On a division the clause was rejected by 162 to 61. Amend- ments were adop ed reducing the fees payable for entering these actions in the County Court, and for their trial if desired by jury, the number of persons on the jury to be left open. Other amend- ments were discussed, and the House adjourned at half-past five o'clock. THURSDAY. In the House of Commons Mr Buxton, replying to Mr Labouchere, said he was afraidthat the war necessarily altered the position of affairs in M ita- beleland. and the question became one of future policy withregard to the settlement of the country. The Employersr Liability Bill as amended by the Standing Committee was further considered, and the report stage was completed shortly after eight o'clock. The third reading was fixed for Thursday next. On the order to go into Committee on the Local Government (Parish Councils) Bill, Mr T. Bowles moved that it be an instruction to the Com mittee that they have power to divide the bill into two bills, and to embody all clauses relating to alterations in the Poor Law in a separate bill Mr H. Fowler said he regarded the proposed instruc- tion as useless. After some discussion the instruc- tion was nevigatei without a division. Mr W. M'Laren moved that it be an instruction to the Committee that they have power to in- sert provisions to enfranchise for the purposes of the bill all those women, whether married or single, who would be entitled to be on the local government register of electors or on the Parlia- mentary electors if they were men. Mr Fowler asked the House not to cumber the bill with this difficult and vexed question. On a division the instruction was carried by 147 to 126. The House then went into Committee on the bill. FRIDAY. In the House of Commons Mr Gladstone, replying to a question put by Lord George Hamilton, declined to snbmit to the House before the customary presen- tation of the Estimates a statement on the new ship- building programme, and said that neither the House nor the country naed entertain the smallest apprehen- sion as to the maintenance of the distinct naval sup- remacy of Great Britain. Mr Buxton, answering Mr Labouchere, said he believed that hostilities in fidata- beleland were now at an end. MrAcland informed Mr Snapethat if the deficiency of school accommodation at Horwich was not met within a reasonable time by voluntary provision it would become the dnty ot the Education Department to have accommodation sup- plied by means of a school board. Mr Gladstone, in answer to a question, said he did not think the Goverment ought to interfere with the decision of the Agricultural Commission to hold its Bitting" in private. It was incidentally stated in a replv given by Mr. Campbell-Bannermau that part of the additional military force sent to Egypt had already been withdrawn, and that it w s hoped that at no distant date a further reducion would be possible. A bill for the nationalisation of the mines and minerals of Great Britain and Ireland wall brougnt in by Mr J. Keir Hardie, and re%d a first time. The House again went in Comrn;tt,-e on the Local Government (Parish Council-) Bill. Sir Charles Dilke haying proposed to withdraw his amendment to bring urban as well as rural parishes into the scope of the bill, Sir JameB Fergusson said he thought they ought to have distinct assurances from the Government that they would not neglect this subject. Mr Henry Fowler said the Government proposed to oontrive some machinery for transferring to urban authorities in certain oases those powers which parish councils would possess in reference to allot- ments, charities, &c. The amendment was then by leave withdrawn. Other amendments were under discussion up to midnight. On the motion for the adjournment of the House Mr Mundella stated amidst cheers the terms of settlement of the coal trade dispute. The House of Lords, on the motion of the Earl of Kimberley, assented to the Commons' amendments to the Madras and Bombay Armies Bill, th" Marquis of Salisbury remarking that it was not worth while to insist, in opposition to the opinion of the House ef Commons, upon the provision which that House had struck out.
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