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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

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 . . . . . . . . [18

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