Punch's Essence of Parliament
Regular Feature, Proceedings, Drollery
Government, Politics, Agriculture, Adulteration, Hospitals, Zoology, Museums, Nomenclature
Notes that the question of adulteration of seeds is to be referred to a select committee and reports Hugh C E Childers's reassurance that the government would not put the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, to any purpose which it might later regret. Later criticises the renaming of Kirkthwaite as Cowgill, pointing out that the new name is 'hideous' and the 'cows have no gills, except in the case of the Cow-Fish of Madagascar (Orthrogoriscus vaccinatus) in the South Kensington Museum'.
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