17 OCTOBER 1931, Page 18


Nothing can exceed, considering the greatness of the public disappointment, the quiet which has prevailed in London during the whole of the week. On Monday there was a very considerable crowd assembled in Parliament Street, and in the neighbourhood of the two Houses ; and the Anti-Reform Peers and Commoners, as they passed down—such at least of them as were recognized by the peoiple—were hissed. On Tuesday, the crowds were some- what greater than on Monday ; and on Wednesday, from the host of idlers which the procession of the delegates of the several parishes drew together, the mob mustered in yet greater strength than on either of the two previous days. There was, however, no marked display of violence in the neighbourhood of the two Houses.