Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery
Government, Politics, Class, Sanitation, Narcotics, Pharmaceuticals, Professionalization, Telegraphy
Notes that the John A Thynne (4th Marquess of Bath) was 'very properly added' to the Select Committee on Artizans' and Labourers' Dwellings, and hopes this will lead to baths in such dwellings. Notes that during a discussion of the 'Sale of Poisons Bill' John T F Mitford (2nd Baron Redesdale) urged that all poisons be stored in bottles of a 'peculiar shape', although other peers pointed out that this would 'be inconvenient to the chemical and druggical profession'. Later discusses Benjamin Disraeli's referral of the Electric Telegraphs Bill to a Select Committee.
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