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August 12, 1893 THE PEIME08E LEAGUE GAZETTE. 11 the General Election were nearer being carried out than they were last year. All the present Government had been able to do was to put a penny on the Income-tax, appoint four Factory Inspectors, and a large number of Separatist county Magistrates, as" he supposed, to try the increasing number of Separatist criminals. (Laughter.) Beyond that, the Government had not done anything, except carry through Committee in the House of Commons the Home Rule Bill, which would not benefit a single person in England, Scotland, or Wales, and, for the matter of that, Ireland. It was the duty of the Unionist electors to see that the Separatist party was defeated in the country, and he urged them, at the election which was within measurable distance, to proclaim with no uncertain voice that they would have none of Mr. Gladstone's disintegrating and degrading proposals. Mr. Middleton proposed a vote of thanks to the speaker, and Mr. J. Burbery seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously. WARWICKSHIRE, TAMWORTII DIVISION.—FKRRERS HAHITATION (No. 841).—The eighth annual fete and garden party for members of this Habitation was held, on the 1st inst., in the grounds of Baddesley Clinton Hall, at the invitation of Mrs. Dering. Over 2,000 members and their friends assembled during the afternoon. A military band played for dancing, and there were numerous other attractions. Amongst those present were Mr. P. A. Muntz, M.P., Captain Taunton and Captain Thompson, Dr. Foster and Dr. Page, Messre. R. Ramsden (Ruling Councillor of the Habitation), E. M. Pearson, W. Tibbitts, W. Satchwell, G. J. Parr, W. 11. Ludlow, E. G. Fuller, J. A. B. Shute, G. B. Warren, Y. Bedford, and a large number of ladies. During the afternoon a meeting was held, under the presidency of Mr. Ramsden. Mr. Muntz, M.P., after congratulating the members of the Habitation on haviDg such an efficient committee, referred to the Home Rule Bill. For the past six months, he said, the House of Commons had been engaged on this Bill, and a more dishonest and scandalous measure had never been placed before the country. His main objection to the Bill was that it would place the governing of the United Kingdom in the hands of such men as those who formed the Lmd League and conducted the Plan of Campaign, and who were characterized by Mr. Gladstone himself, and many of his colleague?, as being criminals. If the Bill pissed they would not only be placing Ireland under the control of those men, but they would be allowed to sit in the House of Commons and interfere with the legislation of the whole Empire. He appealed tj Englishmen whether they would be willing that the government of this great Empire should be practically in the hands of the eighty members from Ireland. He thought that all the Conservative and Unionist party had to do was to appeal to the country. He pressed his hearers not to forget their duty when the election came, and concluded by urging that what the country wanted was an honest and capable Ministry, that would not waste time on Home Rule, but would study the interests of the whole country, and endeavour to restore the prosperity of agriculture and commerce. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Muntz for his address. YORKSHIRE, WEST RIDING—DISRAELI HABITATION (NO. 220J, CENTRAL BRADFORD).—This Habitation has had two very successful excursions to Bolton Abbey and Woods, kindly thrown open to the public by the Duke of Devonshire. Following the precedent of last year, the excursions took place on two days, Saturday, the 29th ult., and the following Wednesday, to suit the convenience of many engaged in shops, who could not all go on the same day. An excellent tea was provided at Bolton, free to members of the Habitation, at which about 200 assembled on the 29th ult., after which dancing took place to the music of the Messenger Band in connection with the Bradford Post Office, which accompanied the party. Miss Vickers, the Hon. Secretary, Mr. Crabtree, the Hon. Treasurer, and nearly all the Wardens and Committee were present. YORKSHIRE, WEST RIDING.—DONCASTKR DIVISION— SCARBOROUGH HABITATION (No. 1417).—On Wednesday, the 20th ult,, a fete was given in the grounds of the Heeley Hall, by Mr. B. J. Whitaker, High Sheriff for the county of Nottingham, President of the Habitation, and Mrs. Whitaker. Tea was provided in a tent in the park, and afterwards a short meeting was held. The President took the chair, supported bv Rev. II. G. Jebb, Rev. J. W. Scarlett, Mr. B II. Brookebank, Mr. B. OTOII (National U D ion), Mr. C. Porrett (Conservative agent), and Miss Phillips and Miss Maud Phillips, hon. ecretaries. The Ruling Councillor, Mrs. Jebb, was unable to be present. The gardens were thrown open, and the band played lor dancing. About 430 members of the Habitation accepted Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker's kind invitation. SCOTLAND. BERWICKSHIRE—SCOTTISH BORDER HABITATION (COLDSTREAM, No. 1600).—A very successful open-air meeting was held in the grounds of Milne Graden on the 20th ult. The programme began with boat racing, and wound up with dancing on the lawn, to the music of Mr. Gilchrist's String Band, from Edinburgh. Tea was served in a large marquee, erected under some high beech trees, close to the river. The weather was perfect and the attendance numerous. FORFARSHIRE.—DUNDEE HABITATION (No. 2080.)—The annual summer excursion of this Habitation took place on the 27th ult., the place visited being St. Andrews. The outing was of the most pleasant description. The party numbered about 400, and comprised Mr. I. J. Weinberg, the Ruling Councillor of the Habitation; ex-Provost Ballingall, Mr. W. II. Blyth Martin (hon. sec), and Miss Fergusson (hon. sec, St. Andrew's Habitation). Dinner was served at on o'clock, and in the course of the afternoon addresses were delivered by Mr. Weinberg and Mr. Patrick Smith, Advocate, Edinburgh. Mr. Weinberg spoke of the efforts of the Gladstonian party to ruin the Constitution. The Unionists had striven manfully in opposing the blind infatuation of Mr. Gladstone and his party; but Mr. Weinberg was afraid that by the application of the " gag " the Home Rule Bill would pass through the House of Commons. Mr. Patrick Smith referred to the good work being carried on by the Primrose League, many of the seats having been won at the General Election by its influence. Having spoken of the ooalition between the Liberal Unionists and the Conservatives, he said the Liberal party were going from bad to worse, and pointed out how they had banished freedom of speech from the Liberal programme. Votes of thanks were awarded to the speakers, and to Mr. Blyth Martin for the management of the excursion. Races and other sports were then held, and during the afternoon dancing took place to the music of the St. Andrew's Ilrass Band. A very pleasant afternoon and evening were spent, and the party returned to Dundee before ten o'clock. THE RADICALS AND AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION. THE following Gladstonian members voted against the resolution moved by Mr. Lopes on July 28th, expressing regret, that notwithstanding the severity of the depression to which attention was called in tli-j Queen's speech from the Throne, Her Majesty's Government have not thought it their duty to entertain the proposals which have been made during the Session, or to take other action to lessen the difficulties and to improve the condition of the agricultural interests:— Acland, Rt. Hon. A. n. Dyke Allen, C. T. Egerton Allen, Wm. Asher, Alexander Asquith, Rt. Hon. H. H. Austin, John Balfour, Rt. Hon. J. Blair Ballantine, Wm. Hy. Walter Beith, Gilbert Benson, Godfrey Rathbone Birrell, Augustine Bright, Jacob Bryce, Rt. Hon. James Buchanan, Thos. Ryburn Burnie, 11. J. Dickson Burt, Thos. Buxton, Sydney Charles Camf bell-Banner man, Rt. Hon.H. Causton, 11. Knight Channing, Francis Allston Clough, Walter Owen Cozens-Hardy, H. H. Crombie, John Wm. Crostield, Wm. Dalziel, James H. Edwards, F. Fenwick, Charles Foster, Sir Walter Frye, Fred C. Gardner, Rt. Hon. Herbert Gladstone, Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone, Herbert J. Gower, G. G. Leveson Grey, Sir Edward Gully, Wm. Court Haldane, R Burdon Harcourt, Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. Hayne, Rt. Hon. Chas. Seale Hayter, Sir A. D. Bibbert, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Tomlinson Hogan, J. Francis llolden, Angus Holden, Sir Isaac Hunter, Wm. Alexander Huntington, Chas. Philip Illingworth, Alfred Joicey, Sir James Jones, David Brynmor Jones, Major E. R. Kay-Shuttleworth, Rt. Hon. Sir U. Kinloch, Sir John G. Smyth Lambert, George Lawson, Sir Wilfrid Leese, J. Francis Lefevre, Rt. Hon. G. Shaw Leigh, Joseph Leng, Sir John Leon, H. S. Lewis, J. Herbert Lloyd-George, D. Lough, Thomas Luttrell, H. Fownes Macdonald, J. A. M. MacGregor, Dr. Donald Maclnnes, Miles M'Arthur, W. M'Laren, C. B. Maden, J. H. Mantield, M. P. Moor son, J. M. Morgan, J. Lloyd Morley, Rt. Hon. Arnold Morton, E. J. C. Mundella, Rt. Hon. A. J. Naoroji, Dadabhai O'Connor, T. P. Paul, Herbert W. Pease, J. A. Price, T. P. Priestley, Briggs Provand, A. D.* Rathbone, W. Rees-Davies, W. Rigby, Sir J. Robertson, E. Roe, Thomas Rowlands, James Russell, Sir Charles Russell, G. W. Erskine Schwann, C. E. Shaw, W. Riwson Sinclair, Capt. J. Smith, Harry Smith, Sml. Smith, Wm. Spencer, Hon. C. R. Spicer, Albert Stern, S. J. Stewart, Halley Townsend, Chas. Trevelvan, Rt. Hon. Sir G. Warmington, Cornelius M. Warner, T. C. T, Wason, Eugene Wedderburn, Stir W. Will, John Shiress Williams, J. Carvell Wilson, Hy. J. Wilson, John Woodall, W.