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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1904

ALL THE VOLUMES OF THE NEW SERIES OF THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1863 to 1903

MAY BE HAD

THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD

FOR THE YEAR

1904

NEW SERIES

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

NEW YORK AND BOMBAY
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT, & CO., LTD.; HOULSTON & SONS

SMITH, ELDER, & CO.; J. & E. BUMPUS, LTD.
BICKERS & SON; J. WHELDON & CO.; R. & T. WASHBOURNE

1905

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

Opening of Parliament—King's Speech-Lords' Debate on the Address-Illness

of Mr. Balfour-Commons' Debate on the Address; Working of the Irish

Land Act; The Macedonian Question; The Conduct of the South African

War-Outbreak of War between Russia and Japan-Amendment to the

Address, Dealing with British Commerce in the East-Duke of Devonshire

in the City—The Fiscal Question; India; Amendment to the Address;

Division-Bye-election in Hertfordshire (St. Albans)—The Chinese Labour

Question; Lords' Debate, and Amendment to the Address in the Commons-

Amendments on Irish Land Act and the Unemployed-Address Carried-

Lords' Debates on Macedonia and on Fiscal Policy-Reports on Tariff Wars

- The Venezuela Settlement-Supplementary Estimates for Army and Navy;

Discussed-Musical Copyright and Mines (Eight Hours) Bills—Lords'

Debates on Arrangement of Business, and Thibet--Navy Estimates ; Dis-

cussed-Proceedings of the National Liberal Federation and Liberal League

-Impending Retirement of Sir William Harcourt Announced-Commons'

Debate on Sugar Commission-London County Council Election-London

Education Committee-Second Report of Lord Esher's Committee-Army

Estimates-Debate on Them-Mr. Pirie's Resolution on the Fiscal Question,

and the Prime Minister's "Other Document"; Debates—Lord Rosebery in

Newcastle-Education and the “Religious Difficulty"; Debate in the

Commons; Proposed Compromise-Signs of Unionist Disintegration-Re-

newed Debates on the Estimates_Controversy Continued as to Chinese

Labour; East Dorset Election; Debates on the Subject in the Lords and

Commons; Subject Reopened on Consolidated Fund Bill; Hyde Park De-

monstration-Parliament during the Latter Part of March-Private Legisla-

tion (Wales) Procedure Bill-Civil Service and Revenue Estimates-Con-

cluding Section of War Office Report-Scottish Education Bill--

Aliens Bill

-Debate on Easter Adjournment-Conference on Macedonia-Impending

Retirement of Sir M. Hicks-Beach

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