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LOIJON C'ORKESPONDENCE. LONDOS 8iTinDAT Ktjniso. It was not ho late as it might have been this morning when the Ilouae of Commona adjourned. 0 tell the truth it Was only a few minute* after t'.u hoar of three. Unt thia waa unite late enough considering that the House has had a treat debate ou all the week. In the end aome further progress waa made with the Iriah Sunday Clewing liiii, but it ia not yet out of oommittes, and Mr, o .Sullivan atill eipecte many a big fight over it. The fun of the iitting was very poor. The only man who made a joke waa Major 0 (iorman. In hi. wrath he epokeoi the Home BulecoereionUta aa those miserable people." liegardiDg "miacrable" almost in Ite French ..en ee Mr. Raike. ordered ita withdrawal, though why a member of Parliament ihould not call a party a miaerable party I don't know. Moot people aro miaerable at time*. Major O'Uormao, howerer, had to withdraw the word or go to ¡.tiHon. and h. withdrew the word. With infinite regret he exclaimed, "There's another adjeetlYO gone from n., a good adjootiye-a very nwfol one. This i. oulyone word gone atnonjfat many. There will Boon be no .j:"Üvoa left for me to use. I look forward to the time when I shall have to confine my syeeob to the use of substan- tiYHI." After Mr. R Power had asked himself the question why he had put himself to the expense of providing himself with a bed, sinoe suoh a luxury was no longer needed for a member of Parlia- ment, and had moved to report progrett that Keiubers might be kept np a littie later, the ÐumbtJn in the division stood 2a to 57. To-day Mr. Smith knows what he haa to eipeot from the Liberala in regard to the vote for transporting the Indian troope from India to Malta. that is, perhaps, the moat tremendous I bill for a little matter that was e-yerpretented to Parliament. Four hundred thousand pounds for taking 7,000 troops into the Mediterranean woo Id seem to imply that they had a dinner of twenty counea every day. The Liberals have made np:thei. mind that they will get explanations, and if Mr. Smith does not wish to prolong dia. cussion he bad better grant them their demands. A oertain ^.V. and M.P., who is a Iteoordor to boot, and the member of a well known club, has just been made the hero of a strange adventure, which haa scandalisod all his brother clubmen, and has made him the butt of the Bar. Tbeother night, while he was cjuietly smoking in his club, twohanaoma drove in hot haste to the door,having evidently been racing one another. From the first hansom descended a lady, who, demanding the .1', aid M.P., told him in a terrified voioe that a young soldier waø awaiting him on the steps with the intention of instating personal obastisement upon him, The Q.C. and M.P. took the hint and finished several cigars before he ventured to show bis fare. At length when the morning had advanced he imagined that the way was clear. Hut hu had no sooner pro. sented his front to the night air than he found himself in the grasp of a lithe young fellow who had no regard either for the ago of hia victim or for the Queen's peace. The result was a scrimmage, ir. which legislative wisdom and legal as'.uteneas found themselves rolling in the gutter and boapattered with mud. The club boys had a nice task that night to save a legal luminary from appearing in the streets of Loudon in the guise of a reveller who had sought rest ou the dirty (.•round, and next day the whole club heard of it. I need not tell the story whioh led up to this catastrophe. It is one of many of the same kind that might bo told. lIut, of oourse, there was a woman at the bottom of it, and it was creditablo to no siuglo actor concerned, certainly neither to tho lawyer nor to tho Bold ior. lititlwoaderwha, tho lawyer's constituents will say. Mr. Sampson Lloyd has dinoovered how to defy i >b*txuction, and to pass a little Dill. He has got through the House of Commons a measure whioh only by his system could have been passed. His plan is simply to hold his peace and to square all amendment*, lly saying nothing and ooncoding all minor points he find, that ho can write his "AIDe on the 1"tII,.I8otiol1 of the country, and oven nfter all briug back hi" proposals w thoir original shape. Whwi he first attempted to legislate he found that one clause was objected to. Ho kuow too well that if the amendment appeared on the paper half a (to-en others w >uld follow it. Ho quietly ubaudonod the clause ill committee. Down came the Attorney-General, crying, "Where is this precioUH clause i" (lone to uavo the bill," was the reply. "Then," retorted Sir John, "you muHt .bring it baok to save the Hilt. I'll mon it myself on report. "Nothing could give me more pleasure," was tho answer. ISo the clause was re,iulertod, an,1 tho Hill savod notwithstanding. Thus the old fablo of tho lIIall 'ind the ass turns out to be utwrly inapplicable to legislation. If only you do what everybody tells you, in the end you get exactly what you wish- In thia case Mr. Lloyd haa dono what the pablio would wieti-at least, all except the rogues. He Ins i«ssod a meaituro to put down sham biltll of s.tie. I understaud that the Lancashire master* expect new that their men will hold out until Whitsun- tide and no longer. Personally, they do not at It object to the 100,k.oJt, though they do to the violenoe. Nothing could suit them bettor than to stand still and sell their Kurplus stock. They arc now, 1 believe, firmly determined OIl no account to jicld to the suggestion of arbitration. To that resolve they have pledged themselvos one to another llio reason they give is thst they ere asking -let too much coucession on the part uf the ope rativen, but too little. Ten per cont. re- dllction II the very leant they can accept. A smaller fall ot ".11". would entail a 1011,' upon them. Three cioiktho ago, wlicoti they asked tho men to take per cent, leas, they were persuaded to try a little longer. Trade bus sii:oe grown worse, is growing worse every day. and now 10 in the limit. I really do not seo how tho well can help th.m-dvN. South Kensington is to sec a groat gathering of llitualista 1,1t week. The occasion is the dodioa- tion of St Patrick's, and the sorri-ws are to extend over several days. The preachers include Canon Carter, of Clewor Mr, Outram Marshall, the ci/r. travelling agent of the K.C.I' Mr. I.o..dH, (t tho l-ondon l>ocks; and .1.I.r, Mackonochie, The K.C.U. also holds its anni. rersary tut week. It will have plenty to talL about, for the, is to ba a discussiou on tho pOii. tiou (II the unbeneficed clergy, and the oase ol I Mr. Kdwards, of Prestbury. lOUD¡C"" iti tho club regiou have been pu"lo.1 -f late l>> the curious appearance of the Uinp- i>o*ta m and about i'all mall and Waterloo.place. A framework 01 wire and iron has been added to oadi lan.j IW. d the whole of the illuminating ay*tem of the dvstrict is connected by wires, runuing high above the head, of the foot- passenger. on the pavement. These "tree are telegraph wire*, and to each lamp is attached a separate electrical appliance. The idea is to improve the lamp lighting system of tho metro- polis by the introduction of electrical agency and though theexperiuunts which have been tried have not up to the present been attended with "omplete suooeee, there is little doubt that iidditioual attention to details will oause the new system to work in a thoroughly Mtitftctory manner. I h, promoter* of the undertaking are confident that before long they will have the »ir»* and other apparatus in working order; and then, when the gas is turned un at tbe oentral «tation, the elwtncity, too, will be put in motion, "lid the !*ir,p* will b. lighted simultaneously, ondon veetrioe .10, in their movement*, '.1t, ncverthelc, other* be.ide. viskmaric* may ok forward to the time when the whole of the -htingof U-ndou will be performed in the fame «»y. Thru, of course, the clumsy method of mining the wirce overhead will have to b. ira. ,y,1 upou. for being exposed they are liable to ■ jury, and a broken wire would entail a vast tMouct of inconvenience. I nderground wirtv we rsay n wtaMj U k for, by the time the hoi* of I ondon is provided with the electrical • -< lightirg apj-aratus, ingenious iuveutor »iil ivasihly be i,relw,,i with a scheme for super- .o-iing gas altigether. lu the meantime there i. patio sniocg the lamplighters. They are a imeri-us K'dv, and they view with natural varm the progress of experiments whioh c*un.>t at result III ibeir being thrown out "f employ. -ut. The, is a rage for Japanese entertainment* -t\d entvtUtuer* it* London just now. It waa '*rt«\l tcme time ago by "II active "Asiatic i ntoo" calling himself Pon^o KeJivivuj." who, I ,t(ui.1 to riMeutblr a I.r,i, niockey, went t!. rough a very clever acr batic performance, 1 .n ("Ame a fellow-countryman or country » man— the authoru.es differ to the su- "h ee ft<n en a t?h< )\?< .t an Mjt? of 4' i -t,, -i.h. ent; ani nor.' ) » '.i.e < otu..u»ter A'llulnllJl!, we :v à troupe of Japanese pri," who walk. in the moat deliberate and cold-blooded way, lip and down ladden, the cross bar* of which are the sharp, upturned bladea of naked words. That ibeae swords are sharp I know from ftereonti examina- tion. They are solid realities, like the weapon* that Hecedetti calmly stows away in his inside at the same plxce of entertainment. I am puzzled how these prieta do their trick without hacking the lolea of their fat to pieces, but I am more puzzled still to know why they call themselves priests at all. Evet in Ksgland we are accustomed to "clerical goings- on" of an eccentric kind, bat oar most severe and penance-loving prieeta wonld draw the line at walking bare-footed on naked owords. Peas in the shoes are trifles to it. The third reading of the Tafl Vale Kailway Bill is fixed for Monday. The Canterbury ia bocomiug the most popular of music-ha lis with visitors from the oountry. The entertainment ia one of the best all round entertainment* given in London, but the great feature of attraction is the graphic illustration riven of the siege of Plevna, which is supple- mented by many finished representations of Eastern life.

(BKUTXK'S THJOUKi.)

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