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(Per Indo-European Line.) London, March 9. In a debate in the Lords on the present state of affairs in New Zealand, Lord Granville defended the Colonial policy of the .Government in refusing to allow the 18th Regiment to remain. London Wool Sales closed on the 10th. Market weaker. In the House of Commons, Mr CMI--dera, in replying to a question from Col. Taylor, said that the Australian Squadron was sufficiently strong to carry out any recommendations made by Lord Belmore for checking irregularities in the deportation of South Sea Islanders ; nevertheless they have determined to detach additional ships for the express purpose of repressing these irregularities. On the 2nd, a long debate took*place on the motion of Mr Torrens, declaring the .expediency of devising measures to facilitate emigration. Mr Gladstone explained the objections there were to such a measure, and said he was ready to entertain any practioal proposal likely to be beneficial. The motion was rejected by a majority of 153 to 48. Arrivals.— Macduff, Aucalon, Invertigator. On the 15th, in the House of Commons, the second reading of the Irish Land Bill was passed by a majority of 442 against 11. During the debate on the 12tli Mr Disraeli severoly criticised the bill. Mr Gladstone announced the introduction of a .bill for the better preservation of life and property in Ireland. The Act provides that in certain specified districts summary trial and punishment shall take place of persons found possessing arms or or gunpowder without the intervention of a- jury. It is also proposed to exercise special control over all person out after certain hours at night, and afford compensation to victims of outrages levied on the district in which they occur. The bill authorises , special repression of ofiences committed by the press. A deputation of Irish members, urging the extension of tenant right, which has been granted to the western districts, . to other provinces, waited upon Mr Gladstone, who promised to give the matter careful: consideration. Lithe House of Commons, Mr Card well submitted the Army Estimates, and stated that the troops in the Colonies would be reduced to 23,561. He also stated that ii-has been decided to organise a corps of •artisans for every regiment, who should manufacture all articles necessary for the troops. He introduced a Bill for the abolition of the ranks of cornet and ensign, which has caused much dissatisfaction. It was afterwards withdrawn. : A naturalisation bill, conformed with that of America, has been introduced and read a second time in the House of Lords. Further agrarian outrages are reported in Ireland. The shareholders in the Albert InsnranceCompanyhave adoptedMr Thompson's plan of reconstruction, subject to certain modifications in detail. A permanent committee has been formed, and a prospectus of the new Albert Company issued. . The War office has appointed a committee to consider the question of nonpurchase corps. In the French Corps Legislatif, M. Ollivier announced his intention of preserving the strictest neutrality in political matters, and renounced the errors of the last system of administration. The speech caused great commotion on the Bight of the Chamber. Penard said it was. impossible to support the Cabinet. Nevertheless the Chamber adopted M. Ollivier's views by a majority. "A scheme has been submitted to the (Ecumenical Council for a definite dogma of, the infallability. The Papal Government has been invited by France to admit their representatives. The North German Parliament has rotedfor the abolition of capital punishment, notwithstanding the strenuous opposition of Count Bismarck. In Canada, the loyal settlers at Bed
River have raised a force of 500 men and twdgunsagainsttheinsurgents. Riel threatened to bombard the town if attacked. The attempt of Schultz to overthrow tie insurgent Government failed, owing to the settlers not supporting him. The majority of Schultz's forces was captured, but he escaped. London, March 18. In the House of Lords, a Bill has been introduced for the preservation of peace in Ireland by Lord Fortesque Its provisions conform with the announcement made by Gladstone. Power is granted to the Lord Lieutenant to seize seditious newspapers, and to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act. A Committee of Parliament has recommended, by a majority of one, the system of vote by ballot. Dr Joshua Hughes has been designated Bishop of Chichester. March 19. A collision has taken place in the Channel, resulting in the sinking of the Jersey steamer Normandy. Arrived.— Ben Nevis, J. M. Joshua, Sarnack, Clanronald, Moravian, Bucton Castle, Niagara, Palm Tree, Helraesclale, Sussex, Great Victoria, Aboukir, and Western Empire. . Count do Montale Juborg, Mr Berkely, M.P., the Marchioness of Tweedale, General Leister, Sir H. Light, Admiral S. Lecke, and Mr Hanson Burlingham are dead. -