Whether, as it is desirable to encourage quite aware of the inconvenience which
the freight of salt to India, he would is caused in some cases both to the Judges
urge upon the Government of India that and to others who have to attend those
English salt should not be placed at a Assizes, and I have been in communica-
disadvantage in India, by a higher rate tion with the Lord Chancellor and the
of duty of £l per ton than that levied Attorney General on the subject, and I
on Sambhur Lake salt, and that the salt hope that some more convenient system
made in India should not be sold under may be devised by which all prisoners
the cost of production, plus the duty may be brought to trial speedily and our
charged on English salt; and, whether gaol system consolidated.
he can lay upon the Table any corre-
spondence on the subject ?

Sir, I have been in correspondence with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,

MR. W. H. JAMES asked the Under
the Government of India on the subject Whether he has received any informa-
of the hon. Member's Question, in con. tion from Her Majesty's Minister in Peru,
sequence of a Memorial from the Salt
Chamber of Commerce, and have ascer-

concerning the massacres of Chinese, tained that salt made in India is not

referred to in a letter published in the sold under the cost of production. It is

" Times" on April 27th ; and, whether necessary, for financial reasons, to fix any steps are being taken to protect the the Salt Tax in Bengal about £'i a-ton lives of subjects of Her Majesty in the higher than in Upper India, and hence present disturbed state of that country? the English salt consumed in Bengal St. John has reported to Her Majesty's

SIR CHARLES W. DILKE: Sir, Mr. pays a higher rate of tax than the Government that the Chinese shopSambhur salt of Upper India. Bengal and the English salt imported the entry of the Chilian Forces, and that Indian salt made in or imported into keepers of Lima were attacked by a into Bengal pay the same rate of tax. Under those circumstances, I do not

70 or 80 of them were killed. Seven consider it necessary to lay the Corre


persons were compelled to seek spondence which has been communicated the British Admiral and his Staff and spondence which has been communicated refuge in the British Legation, where to the Salt Chamber of Commerce on the Table of the House.

five blue jackets also were. At daylight the Foreign Representatives called out

the Foreign Urban Guard, and the riots LAW AND JUSTICE-ASSIZES. were quelled by them. Her Majesty's ME. HICKS asked the Secretary of Government are informed that Chinese State for the Home Department, Whe

have been killed up the country; but ther, having regard to the small number

Her Majesty's officers will, of course, of criminal cases tried at the autumn continue to do all in their power to preassizes 1879 and winter assizes 1880, as

vent these massacres and protect the lives shown in the Return presented to the of British subjects. House on the 24th day of March, he intends to bring forward any measure

POST OFFICE (IRELAND) DELIVERY to reduce the number of assizes, and thus

OF LETTERS AT BONNYBEG, CO. save a great waste of judicial power, and

LIMERICK. relieve all classes of jurors and others MAJOR O’BEIRNE asked the Postfrom unnecessary expense, trouble, and master General, If the Post Office autholoss of time?

rities in Dublin have as yet been able to SiR WILLIAN HARCOURT: Sir, como to any decision as to whether the the right hon. Gentleman opposite, my alteration in the route of the letter carPredecessor in Office, for reasons which rier from Drumsna to Bonnybeg, county I entirely approve, established, I think Leitrim, as suggested in a Question in with great advantage, quarterly gaol the Orders of the Day of the 4th April deliveries, in order that no man who 1881, can be carried out without any might be innocent should be left untried disadvantage to the public service ? in prison for more than three months. Mr. FAWCETT, in reply, said, that That is a principle from which I have no he had inquired into the matter referred disposition to depart. I am, however, to in the Question ; but he found that

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the alteration suggested by the hon. and quiry in the Glenluce murder case is congallant Member could not be made, as templated by the Government, in order, it would operate unfairly towards as if possible, that the guilty person or larger number of people in the district persons may be brought to justice, or, than those whom it would benefit. at least, that the person or persons

against whom local suspicion attaches SOUTH AFRICA THE TRANSVAAL may, if possible, be exonerated ? (MILITARY OPERATIONS) -CASUAL


MʻLAREN): Sir, I can assure my hon. Mr. S. LEIGHTON asked the Secre- Friend that the Glenluce murder case tary of State for War, Whether the has within the last few weeks OCunprecedented proportion of killed to cupied much of the time and attention wounded amongst Her Majesty's troops of the local authorities and of the Crown during the Transvaal campaign was counsel in Edinburgh under my direccaused by the use of explosive bullets tion, and a very full and careful inquiry by the Boers, or by the slaughter of the has been instituted with reference to the wounded, or whether there are any persons to whom suspicion is directed. other causes to account for it; and, As regards the girl Anderson, who was when he will be able to inform the suspected, she has been examined in House of the losses among the troops Edinburgh, in presence of the Crown from sickness since the commencement agent and two of the Crown counsel, of the campaign?

who have separately written to me that Mr. CIIILDERS: Sir, in reply to the they are perfectly satisfied as to her canhon. Member, I have to state that the dour and innocence. As to the other number of deaths by sickness in the parties referred to in the Question, after recent campaign in the Transvaal is reading the depositions, I see no ground reported to be 25. We have not as yet for a criminal prosecution against any of any reports of the cases of sickness which them. I must now express the hope have not proved fatal; and no accurate that, after the very careful inquiry made, information can be expected until the the people of Wigtownshire will let this medical monthly Returns have been re- matter rest, with the assurance that ceived. None have reached us for any everything will be done that is possible month of the year 1881. As to the first on the part of the Prosecution Depart. part of the Question, there is no evidence ment to discover the guilty party and to show that the proportion of killed to bring him to justice. wounded is due either to the use of explosive bullets or to the slaughter of the

COAL MINES wounded. In one case it was reported

REGULATION ACT that a bullet was heard to explode after

LILLY DALE COLLIERY (STAFFORDit had passed through the body of an offi

SIIRE). cer who was wounded; but I can find no MR. MACDONALD asked the Secreother reference to any suspicion thatthese tary of State for the Home Department, bullets were used. As to any slaughter If his attention has been called to the of the wounded, the reports, on the con- statements that the mine was carried on trary, describe their treatment as con- without a certified manager, and was on siderate and humane. The high pro- fire for a considerable time, made before portion of deaths may be simply due to the coroner's jury on 5th instant, in rethe very accurate shooting of expert spect to the management of the Lilly riflemen at short distances.

Dale Colliery, Bucknall, North Stafford, In reply to Lord EUSTACE CECIL, where at least seven persons have lost

Mr. CHILDERS said, it was reported their lives, a report of which appeared that a bullet had passed through the leg in the “Staffordshire Daily Sentinel" of a wounded officer and exploded in the on the 6th instant; whether it be corair; but he doubted very much whether rect that the owner was mulcted in fines the rumour was well founded.

and costs to the extent of £30 some little

time ago; and, further, will he direct CRIME (SCOTLAND)—THE GLENLUCE some one to attend the inquest, which MTRDER.

opens again on 24th instant, to watch SiR HERBERT MAXWELL asked the proceedings on behalf of the Home the Lord Advocate, If any further in- Office, to seo that a searching investiga

Mr Fawcett

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tion is made into the whole circumstances Officers of the Crown; and, when Her in connection with the explosion, and Majesty's Government will lay upon the the management of the colliery without Table the Papers referring to this case, a certified manager?

as promised before Easter; and if it will SiR WILLIAM HARCOURT, in include the Law Officers' Report ? reply, said, it was a fact that this mine Sir CHARLES W. DILKE: Sir, was carried on without certified the Circular of M. Barthélemy St. manager. Only 12 men were usually Hilaire has been received in the French employed, and in those circumstances Yellow Book on Tunisian affairs, and the mining engineer was allowed to contains a reference to the Enfida case. manage the mine himself. It was true that With regard to the second portion of the owner was fined £30 for negligence. my hon. Friend's Question, I think that The Inspector's Report was so clear that I shall do best in asking him to await he did not think it would be necessary the publication of the Papers which will for anybody to attend the inquest on be- be laid on the Table next week, and half of the Home Office, except an ex- which will clearly show the attitude of perienced Inspector.

Her Majesty's Government with regard

to the Enfida question. My hon. Friend POST OFFICE-TELEGRAPII CLERKS. must be aware that the Reports of the MR. MACLIVER asked the Post- which are never made public.

Law Officers are confidential documents master General, If his attention has been called to the meetings of telegraph elerks held on Saturday last in various TUNIS-SUZERAINTY OF THE PORTE. towns in the United Kingdom, and that

MR. MONTAGUE GUEST asked the at these meetings Resolutions were Under Secretary of State for Foreign passed expressing surprise at the delay Affairs, Whether IIer Majesty's Gowhich has taken place in the settlement vernment did not recognize the Firman of the questions in dispute; and, whe- of 1871, in which the relations between ther he can fix a time when he will be the Porte and Tunis as “an integral able to make a statement with regard to part of the Ottoman Empire” were the position of the telegraph clerks? fully set forth; and, if he will lay upon

MR. FAWCETT: Sir, I have observed the Table the Despatch congratulating the reports of the meetings to which the the Bey of Tunis on the conclusion of hon. Nomber refers. In reply to the the Convention between Khriedine latter part of his Question, I can only Pasha and the Porte? repeat that the fullest possible attention Sir CHARLES W. DILKE: Sir, has been and is being given to the sub- the Firman of 1871 was virtually recogject to which it refers, and that imme. nized by Her Majesty's Government, who diately a decision is arrived at I will considered Tunis to be under the suzetake the earliest opportunity of making rainty of the Porte. The French Goit known.

vernment, as my hon. Friend is aware,

and as I have already stated in this TUNIS–THE ENFIDA CASE. House, have since 1838 held a contrary MR. MONTAGUE GUEST asked the

view. No despatch of the nature reUnder Secretary of State for Foreign forred to by my hon. Friend exists. Affairs, Whether his attention has been directed to M. St. IIilaire's Circular in

THE NATIONAL GALLERY-THE the French Yellow Book, which has

PROPOSED EXTENSION. just been published, in which he men- MR, COOPE asked the First Lord of tions tho Entida case as one of the the Treasury, Whether the Government motives of the Expedition by the French is prepared to carry out the further Army and Navy to Tunis; whether Her extension of the buildings of the NaMajesty's Government will take steps to tional Gallery, for which plans were provent the claims of a British subject prepared some years since by Mr. being endangered by the French occu- Barry, so as to provide sufficient space pation of Tunisian territory, and to not only for those paintings already in ingure the question being impartially the possession of the Nation, but also tried by the local courts, in accordance for such additions as may be made from with the decision arrived at by the Law time to time by gift or bequest ?

LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISH : running to the same point, partly

/ Sir, by the request of my right hon. through foreign dominions from the Friend I will answer the Question. No Portuguese part of Mumozou ? application has been received from the THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON: Trustees of the National Gallery for a Sir, this is almost a repetition of the further space. There is, therefore, no Question recently put by the hon. Mem. present intention on the part of the Go- ber for Kirkcaldy (Sir George Campvernment to propose a further extension bell), and I can only return a similar of the buildings of the National Gallery. answer to that which I then gave

namely, that under all the circuinCUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE BILL stances of the case it was considered -DISTRICT REGISTRARS (IRELAND).

desirable to enter into the arrangement MR. P. MARTIN asked Mr. Chan- by which a line is to be taken from cellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Marmagoa through Portuguese terriattention of Her Majesty's Government tory to Hubli, and that there is no had been called to the fact that, under reason to suppose that the interests of the 34th section of the Inland Revenue

the Southern Mahratta Country would Bill, the five District Registrars for Kil- be better secured by the alternative line kenny, Tuam, Ballina, Cavan, and Mul- from Karwar to Hubli. lingar, would be deprived of a large proportion of the fees by which they

EVICTIONS (IRELAND). are at present paid; and, whether it is

MR. DALY asked the Chief Secretary the intention of the Government, in to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whe. case tho Clause shall pass in its present ther his attention has been called to the form, to place those officers on fixed Resolutions passed by the Dean and salaries equivalent to their present offi- Clergy of Listowel, in conference ascial incomes; and, is it not the fact sembled, on Wednesday the 4th inthat, with the exception of those five stant:officers, all other District Registrars, “ Resolved (1). That this conference expresses both in Ireland and England, are now its unqualified condemnation of the practice repaid by salaries in lieu of fees?

sorted to on several estates within the dianery LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISHI: recovery of rents which are notoriously exers.

of issuing writs from the superior courts for the Sir, our attention has already been sive and exorbitant, thus involving the unforcalled to the fact brought forward by tunate tenants in heavy and to many of them the hon. and learned Member, and I

ruinous costs; have to state there is no intention that lately taken place in the district call for the re:

Resolved (2). That the cvictions which have the interests of any individual officer probation of every humane and right minded should be prejudiced by tho operation man; that one of the evictions on the property of the clause in question. The best of Mr. Gunn Mahony, an absentee, was invested way of meeting the case of these five with all those characteristics which entitle it to

bo described as an act of barbarous inhumanity, gentlemen is now receiving the con

the father of a large family having been tlung sideration of the Treasury. The hon. on the roadside in an apparently dying state, and learned Member is correct in saying without a home, and without any shelter what. that all other district registrars in Ire-ever; land and England are now paid by perfect order, and peace have up to this pre

" Resolved (3). That profound tranquillity, salary.

vailed over and represent the normal condition

of North Kerry; but that this conference cannot RAILWAYS(INDIA)—THE PORTUGUESE contemplate without horror what may be the

result should the extermination of a law-abiding TERRITORY.

and industrious people continue and the execuMr. R. N. FOWLER asked the Setion of the writs referred to with their rovolting cretary of State for India, Whether a

concomitants bo persovered in;" line constructed entirely in British terri- and, whether, if on inquiry he ascertains tory from tho harbour of Kurwar to the statements above mentioned to be corHubli, the centre of the Dhurwar cotton rect, and that what is true of the district districts, which a Committee appointed referred to is equally true of many other by the Government of Bombay recom- districts in Ireland, he will feel it his mended after long investigation, would duty to advise Her Majesty's Governnot better secure the interests of the ment to immediately pass a Bill for the southern Mahratta Country than a line temporary suspension of evictions pend

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an answer.

ing the passing of the Land Law (Ire- received the money at conacre was
land) Bill through the Houses of Par- manured land ?

Mr. W.E. FORSTER: Sir, it is true MR. W. E. FORSTER: Sir, I cannot that James Lalor has been arrested under answer this Question to-day. I hoped the provisions of the Protection Act. The to get information of this particular case, ground is reasonable suspicion of arson. but I have not yet received it, though it It is also true that he was evicted from may be received in a few days. But I his holding a short time before, and I may say that I could not answer the last am told that his land was sown under part of the Question. I do not think crops. As to the Question of the hon. that any Member of the Government Gentleman opposite, the only informaought to be asked what is the course he tion I have is that he was not considered will take in consultation with his Col- an industrious tenant. I have seen the leagues on public matters. Of course, statement with regard to the sub-letting, the hon. Member may ask a Member in and I have no reason to suppose that it charge of a Bill what course he intends is not true. With respect to the Questo take; but it is not a usual thing to ask tion of manuring, I really cannot answer a Member of the Government what ad- it. It is true that a year and a half's vice he will give.

rent was owing:

Mr. LALOR wished to call the attenPROTECTION OF PERSON AND PRO. tention of the House to that matter, PERTY (IRELAND) ACT, 1881- [“ Order!”] He would conclude with ARREST OF JAMES LALOR.

a Motion.

Mr. SPEAKER: The hon. Member MR. LALOR asked the Chief Secre- has put his Question and has received tary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,

If he desires to put any If it is true, as stated in the “ Standard"

further Question arising out of the annewspaper of the 11th instant, that

swer he is in Order in so doing. James Lalor, of Raheen, in the Queen's

MR. LALOR begged to say that he County, has been arrested under the intended to conclude with a Motion. provisions of the Peaco Preservation ("Oh!”] He lived within about half Act (Ireland); and, if so, on what rea

a mile of where that poor man had been sonable suspicion; and, if he is aware evicted, and he understood the whole that James Lalor and his family had been evicted from his holding only a few had four different ejectments served upon

case. During the last 12 months he days previously, after he had sown his him. Two of these, he believed, were land under crops ?

from the Superior Courts in Dublin, MR. FITZPATRICK: Before, Sir, while the case could have been tried in the right hon. Gentleman answers this the County Court or district where he Question I beg to ask him whether it is resided. There had, no doubt, been a not a fact that James Lalor owed two burning in the neighbourhood where and a-half years' rent, and was always that man had been evicted; but it was an unsatisfactory tenant; and whether generally understood in the neighbourthe following statement relating to the hood that it had occurred through the holding of James Lalor is correct, as carelessness and insobriety of the owners stated in The Leinster Express of May 7, 1 of the place themselves, and there was that James Lalor

not the slightest suspicion that it had “Held 16 Irish acres at £18 158. a-year, and been caused by Lalor.

There was sublet 7h of them- to one party and 2. to an: damage done by the fire to the extent other--for which he obtained a rent of £22 i08" of some £70 or £80; but the owner of By this means this rack-rented tenant the place claimed compensation to the obtained £3 158. a-year more for 75 acres extent of £300. He would remind the than he was asked to pay by Dr. Jacob for Chief Secretary that the person who got

And, further, whether, excel. Lalor arrested and the county proclaimed lent landlord that he is, Mr. Lalor, in was the person who had a direct interest sub-letting the farm, required two years' in keeping the man in prison. Lalor rent in advance, or a sum of £14? had his crop sown, and there was an

MR. LALOR asked the Chief Secre- 1 abundant crop in the ground to enable tary for Ireland, Whether he was aware him to pay at the next harvest if he had that the land for which that man had beon allowed to reside on the farm ; but

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