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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1900

ALL THE VOLUMES OF THE NEW SERIES OF THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

1863 to 1899

MAY BE HAD

THE

ANNUAL REGISTER

109811

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD

FOR THE YEAR

1900

NEW SERIES

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

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1901

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the Commons-Lord E. Fitzmaurice's Amendment--Prolonged Debate-

Victory of the Government-York and Plymouth Elections --- Lord Lans-

downe's Proposals for Increasing the Army Discussed in both Houses-Lord

Wemyss on the Militia Ballot-—The Jameson Raid Reviewed— The Navy

Estimates—The Army Estimates-Additions to the Standing Forces-- Militia

and Volunteers--Civil Service and Revenue Estimates—The Preliminary

Budget-Increased Taxation–The War Loan-The Supplementary Financial

Statement-Youthful Offenders Bill—The Presidents. Proposals of Peace-

The War Office and the Conduct of the Campaign- The Eight Hours Bill

Rejected--The Queen and Her Irish Soldiers -- Fler Visit to Ireland- The

Government and the Pro-Boer Meetings--- Army Contracts, The Irish

Catholic University--Old Age Pensions---Agricultural Holdings Bill—British

Interests in China-Public Reception of the News from South Africa, The

Delagoa Bay Railway Award- National Liberal Federation at Nottingham-

Attempt to Shoot the Prince of Wales

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CHAPTER III.

Troubles in West Africa—The Spion Kop Despatches-Speeches of the Recess--

The Australian Commonwealth Bill—The Uganda Railway Debate-The

Spion Kop Despatches-Lord Salisbury at the Albert Hall-Foreign Opinion

of England-Rifle Clubs-Mr. Chamberlain at Birmingham-Lord Salisbury

and the Temperance Question-Housing of the Working Classes-Australian

Commonwealth Bill-The Appeal Clause-- Marriage with Deceased Wife's

Sister Vote-War Office Proposals Discussed by the Lords The Charity

Commissioners and the Birmingham Schools Bill-Relief of Mafeking-Re-

ception of the News-Bye-Elections-Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Balfour (97

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