April 6, 1901. The Commons has broken up for Easter without any answer having been sent by Mr. Balfour to the memorials praying that facilities may be given for proceeding with the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors to Children Bill. He promised his "careful and sympathetic attention," and that is all. There seems little doubt he will try his best; but the difficulty is to get half a sitting in the press of so much other business. Although on the second reading only 54 members voted against the Bill, these are quite enough to make the business of sending it to a Standing Committee a rather troublesome one. {{COUNTERPOINT }}