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THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT

(By Elkotbio Tklkobaph.—Copybioht. I [Per Press Assooiation.J

TflE CALLIOPE AT SAMOA. LONDON, June 3. In the House of Commons to-day Mr William J. Corbet, member for Wicklow East, asked the Government what honor and reward they intended conferring on Captain Kane and the officers and crew of H.M.S. Calliope in addition to the cold official eulogium. He explained that there was a strong feeling in the House of Commons in favor of suitably acknowledging their gallant conduct. Lord G. Hamilton, in reply, Btated that it was not the intention of the Admiralty to make any reward, SIR H. ROBINSON. In the House of Lords Lord Knutßford declared that Sir H. Robinson's retirement from the Governorship of Cape Colony was purely voluntary, and that nothing has passed between the Colonial Office and Sir Hercules expressing disapproval of the latter's administration at the Cape. Lord Knutsford stated that the Government were not in a position to promise to support the viewß held by Sir H. Robinson without first discussing them. In speaking to the question, both the Earl of Carnarvon and Lord Kimberley asserted that the successor to Sir H. Robinßon would be compelled to follow the policy set forth by him. IMPERIAL TROOPS FOR THE COLONIES. In the House of Lordß to-day, Lord Lamington asked the Secretary for the Colonies whether, if the colonies other than the Crown colonies are willing to pay a certain proportion of the expense, it may not be deßirable to return to the old system of sending a small number of troops to each colony as the means of strengthening the connection between the colonies and the Mother Country. In reply, Lord Knutsford said that Her Majesty's Government believed that the colonies were not prepared to pay any sum towards the expenses of Imperial troops, even if the Government were willing to send tfuem.

In replying to Lord Limiugtou'* question in the House of Lords, Lord Knutstord aaid, if strong Australian pressure were exercised, the Government would consider a request to send Imperial troops to the colonics, providing that the necessary military and pecuniary conditions were agreed upon.

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THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT, Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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THE IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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