At the re-opening of the Hungarian Chamber on Tuesday the
scenes of last session were matched, and perhaps surpassed.
It will be remembered that Count Tisza, the President of the Chamber, had the obstructionist Opposition forcibly ejected, and that the Ministerial majority then adopted the Army Bills, which the Magyar element said violated their constitutional rights. It was hoped that during the recess passion would have cooled, but this was too much to hope. On Tuesday the Oppo- sition sang the Kossuth hymn, blew French horns, whistles, trumpets, and hooters, clashed cymbals, and used various other instruments of music. Apparently the only thing that would have pacified them was the resignation of Count Tiaza and of the Premier, Dr. de Lukacs. Falling this they decided to repeat their old policy of reducing the affairs of Parliament to a farce. There were free fights at intervals, and the seats were piled into barricades. Eventually the Opposition, still fight- ing, were removed by the police. These scenes were repeated on Wednesday. When the Ministerial majority were at last in sole possession of the House they elected the Hungarian Delegation and adjourned sine die.