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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

REVIEW OF TUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD,

FOR THE YEAR

1872.

NEW SERIES.

LONDON:
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE.

LONGMANS ft CO.; HAMILTON ft CO.; SIMPKIN ft CO.;
HOULSTON ft SON8; SMITH, ELDER, ft CO.; E. BUMPUS; 1. WALLER;
L. BOOTH; BELL ft DALDY; H. 60THERAN ft CO.;
BICKERS ft SON; W. HEATH; J. TOOVEY ; 1. WHELDON; R. WASHBOURNE;
AND RIVINGTONS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.

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CONTENTS.

PART I.'

ENGLISH HISTORY.

.; Chapter I.

The "Weather-year"—Tho Prince's1.'Convalescence— Tho Thanksgiving —

Prospects of Trade—Unpopularity of the'Government—State of Ireland—

Galway and Kerry Elections—Tho Collier Appointment—The Opening of

Parliament—The Queen's Speech—Debate on the Address . . [1

CHAPTER II.

Debates on Sir R. Collier's Appointment—The Ewelme Eectory—Mr. Dixon's

Vote of Censure on the Education Act—Regulation of the Parks—Regulation

of Mines—Army Estimates and Army Reorganization—Scotch Education

Bill—Sir C. Dilke and Mr. A. Herbert on the Civil List—Local Taxation—

The Budget [26

CHAPTER III.

The Ballot Bill—Mr. Leatham's Amendment—The Bill in the Lords—Collision

between the Houses averted—The Bill passed—Pontefract and Preston

Elections under the new Act—The Licensing Bill—Discontent and riots in

the country—Justice Keogh's Judgment on the Galway Election—Protest

of the Catholic Clergy—Addresses of the Grand Juries in support of the

Judge—Debate and Division in the House of Commons—The Naval Estimates

—Results and Statistics of the Session [61

CHAPTER IV.

Proceedings under the Treaty of Washington—Rules of International Duty

embodied in the Treaty—The American "Case " raising tho Indirect Claims

—Debate thereon in the Senate—In Parliament on the Queen's Speech-

Draft Article proposed by Britain to the United States to get rid of them—

Meeting of the Tribunal of Arbitration—Rejection by it of the Indirect

Claims—Decision and Award—Statements of the soveral Arbitrators—

Award of the Emperor of Germany in the San Juan Arbitration. . . [88

CHAPTER V.

New Commercial Treaty with Franco—Strikes—The Public Revenuo and

Honey Market—Elections after the Session—Belfast Riots—Speeches of

Members of Parliament— Changes in the Ministry—The Athanasian Creed—

Dean Stanley's Speech—Speech of Mr. Gladstono at Liverpool—Colonial

Affairs—Murder of Lord Mayo—Appointment of Lord Napier—The Diamond

Fields of South Africa—First responsible Ministry at the Cape . . . [122

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