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In the rest of the debate, the speech of most

interest was Mr. Trevelyan's, which gave, on the whole, satisfaction to the Irish Members, by its promise not to employ the Executive resident magistrates who set the Police to work, in judicial cases ; by its announcement that Major Bond's term of office, which expires on July 3rd, will not be extended; and also by the promise not to employ the powers of the Bill against genuine political meetings, or against the freedom of the Irish Press. If English Liberals are but up to the mark, they will make sure of the latter promise, by striking out the powers to seize and suppress Irish newspapers altogether, and limiting those powers to newspapers of foreign origin. Mr. Cowen's

amendment on the motion for going into Committee was defeated by 344 votes against 47 (majority, 297).