dropped, and the prospects of the Government looked doubtful. But the Parnell-O'Shea scandal and the Baring crisis in the autumn had the effect of giving them a new lease of life.
MR. GOSCHEN began with something like an apology for the surplus of £1,756,000 which he had to announce. Speaking as he was of a year which, after the closest enquiry, he felt justified in describing as one which had topped all of them in regard to the profits of the employer and the wages of the employed, and which like his previous year of office, had been undisturbed by the crises of big or little wars, it may be confessed that this announcement involved some admission of undue caution, and even of pessimism, in the framing of the estimates which had added another to his record of surpluses. He made the most of certain ominous signs of trouble which he had detected a year earlier in the relations between capital and labour and in the region of high finance; but though the Baring crisis had indeed convulsed the world of finance, it had been tided over without disturbing the prosperity of the country, and the threat of serious____________________
|£15,000 in aid of the cost of Medical Officers and Sanitary Inspectors, and the residue £48,440 to Counties and Burghs and Police Burghs for Technical Education.|
|In Ireland, £78,000 was to go to the Commissioners of National Education as a contribution to the salaries of National School Teachers, and the residue £39,360 to the Intermediate Education Board for results, fees, prizes and exhibitions.|