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HOUSE OF COMMONS-TUESDAY. The house met at two o'clock, and at ten minutes past six, Augustus Clifford, the Usher of the Black Rod, ap- peared at the bar, and summoned the attendance of the Speaker in the Upper House. The Speaker, accompanied by many hon. members, proceeded at once to obey the summons; nnd on his return he read to the house the communication from her Majesty which appears above. Several batches of members were then sworn at the table; after which the Speaker read a portion of the standing orders relating to the privileges of the house, which were severally put and agreed to as resolutions. Mr Otway laid on the table some papers from Mr Rassam relating to Abyssinia. Air Ayrton, in asking the house to proceed to order the issue of new write, called attention to the act passed last session for regulating the proceedings at elections, and explained that it extended the period for presenting petitions from 14 days after the return was made to 21 days. The extended period had not ex- pired in the case of all the seats which had just been vacated, and he therefore proposed now to move only for writs where 21 days had expired since the return had been made. He should then move that the house should adjourn until the 29th of December, so that the remaining writs might then be issued. The following new 'writs were then ordered on the motion of Mr Ayrton;-For Greenwich, in the room of the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, First Lord of the Treasury-(cheers) for Oxferd, in the room of the Right Hon. E. Cardwell, Secretary for War; for the University of London, in room of the Right Hon. R. Lowe; for Pontefract, in the room of the Right Hon. H. C. E. Childers, First Lord of ths Admiralty; for Birmingham, in the room of the Right Hon. John Bright, President of the Board of Trade. (A laugh from the Opposition, followed by cheers from the Minis- terial beuches.) On the writ being moved for London in the room of Mr Gosehen, Mr Golduey stated that a petition had been presented against Mr Uoscben's return, and the house had no in- formation as to whether the seat was claimed. Sir P. Palmer said it would be improper to issue the writ if the house had no certain knowledge of the mat- ter, but it was always the practice of the house to re- ceive information of facts known to its members. After a few words from Mr Collins, Mr Ayrton stated that Mr Goschen's seat was not claimed. The writs were then ordered, as also were writs for Southwark, in the room of the Right Hon. H. A. Layard, First Commissioner of Works; for Halifax, in the room of Mr stansfeld, a Lord of the Treasury for Plymouth, in the room of Sir R. P. Collier, Attor- ney-General; for Exeter, in the room of Sir J. D. Coleridge, Solicitor-General; for Bradford, in the room of the Right Hon. W. E. Forster, Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education; for Ripon, in the room of Lord John Hay, a Lord of the Admiralty; for Truro, in the room of Captain Vivian, a Lord of the Treasury; for Warebam, in the room of Mr Calcraft, deceased. The following notices of motions, to be made after the reassembling of Parliament, were given :— Colonel Sykes, to call attention to the relation between Great Britain and Ireland to the colonies. Mr Hardcastle, a bill to amend the law relating to game and trespass. Mr Candlish, to call attention to the state of our ma. ritime relations with France, aud the exclusion of our coasting vessels from the trade of that country. Sir J. Klphiustone, to call attention to the reduction and discharges from the dockyards, the reasons aud causes of those discharges, and the distress which has been brought upon the persons discharged. Mr Peel Dawson, to ask the Secretary for Ireland whether he intends to introduce any bill for revising the grand jury laws of Ireland. Mr Sheridan, a bill to repeal the ratepaying clauses of the new reform bill, and to reinstate the compound- ing householder. Sir J. Hay, on behalf of Mr Corry, to call attention to the expediency of maintaining a squadron on the Afri- can coast. Mr Monk, a bill to enable oiffcers in the Revenue Department to take part in the election of members of Parliament. Mr Fawcett, a bill to throw the necessary expenses of elections on boroughs and counties. Mr Locke King, a bill to assimilate the law re- lating to real property to that relating to personal pro- perty ?Mr Wballey, to call attention to the desirability of unconditionally repealing the income tax, and making up any deficiency by an increase of the property tax. Mr Crawfurd, a committee to inquire into the opera- tion of the Scotch poor law. Mr Harcourt, a committee to inquire into the law relating to the registration of voters. Mr Staveley Hill, to call attention to the commercial treaty with France ratified in 1868, and its effects upon the silk trade of this country. Mr Newdegate, a select committee on the subject of the Roman Catholic charities. Mr Maguire, a select committee to inquire into the management of the Irish estates of certain London com-  ?MrGeo. Melly, a select committee on the subject of the education of young childreu in large towns. The house then adjourned until the 29th inst.

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