Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery
Animal Husbandry, Political Economy, Commerce, Government, Politics, Scientific Practitioners, Heroism, Telegraphy
Notes the abandonment of the 'Foreign Cattle Market Bill' and is pleased to announce that the House of Commons added a clause to the 'Railway Regulation Bill, enacting that every train should have a smoking carriage'. Later notes John A Roebuck's question regarding the erection of a statue of Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) in Westminster Abbey, a question that prompted Benjamin Disraeli and William E Gladstone to support the need for statues of Brougham and Michael Faraday. Punch thinks Faraday does not need this, 'England needs it'. Notes the passage of the 'Electric Telegraph Bill' through the House of Lords, a measure forcing the public to 'pay the Companies a great deal more than they ought to have', but Punch thanks Frank I Scudamore for the bill. Also notes the opening of the Thames Embankment by John Thwaites.
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