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prejudices and Itaclical poculiaritios. I did the best that was poKHiblo under the circumstances, and the Huvoral dayn* debate on the second reading contrasts. favourably with Mr. Lahouehere's recent and abortive attempt to intorpoao a direct negative to the first reading of a similar Bill yenterday.
4 Time want on. The Government allowed their
attention to bo diBtracted from the question of land-
by the Bill for compensating English
publicans, and the agrarian difficulty in Ireland was
relogatocl to the future of another session. Just
boforo the commencement of this session I was again
favoured with another interview with Mr. Morley, I
huproHHcnl upon him the policy of the oblique method
of procodunj in refuroneo to land purchase, and the
iHituissity and importance of providing for the question
of local control and of a limitation in the application
of th« funcln. H« agreed with me, and 1 offered to
move, on tho fn*t4 reading of the Bill, an amendment
in favour of thin local control, advising that, if thin
uwe riijiicttsd, it might be left to the Badiealn on the
to oppoHO the principle of the measure.
Tbitt to bo a proper course, and I left Mr.
Mortoy inidcir tho hnprosnion that this would fall to
1 But in addition bo made me a remarkable proposal, referring to tho probable approaching victory of the Liberal party at tho polk, lie suggested some eon-ii« to tho future of the Irish party. lie ma wbothor I would be willing to assume the offices of Cbidt Hocrotary to the Lord Lieutenant of Irdaml, or to allow another member of my party to tb« ponition. Jloalso put before me the desirability of filling cine of the law offices of tho Crown inism of its details. I think this was false strategy, but it was strategy adopted out of regard to Englishllnion* tho iiuiiilier i«td