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foot, 265 ; return of railway accidents curious question of law, 230 ; murder
during the year 186), 270.
and suicide at Sheffield, 237 ; singular
MURDERS :-triple murder in Sligo, 8; trial for murder at Chester, 238 ; trial
execution of P. Lunnay, for murder of and execution of J. Waller for the
James Cassidy at Dumbarton, 11; murder of W. Smith, a gamekeeper at
military murders, their prevalence ; Bingley, 254 ; trial of Brandrick,
trial and execution of Hackett for Jones, and Maddox, for the murder of
murdering his sergeant at Plymouth, John Bagott, at Bilston ; execution of
35 ; trial and execution of Masterton Brandrick, 257 ; execution of Byard
for murder of his sergeant at Wool- Greenland for the murder of his uncle
wich, 159 ; murder of Colonel Crofton at Frome, 260.
and Captain Hanham at the Fulwood See also TRIALS AND LAW CASES and
barracks, trial and execution of LAW AND POLICE.
McCaffery, 183 ; trial and execution for PARLIAMENT, THE:_Opened by the Queen
the murder of Sergeant Dixon at Alder. in Person, Her Majesty's Speech, ;
shot, 246; murder of Corporal Don- in the Lords, address moved by the
nellan by Private Chadwick at Corfu, Earl of Sefton, seconded by Lord
265 ; the Dundry murder, trial and Lismore ; speech of the Earl of Derby,
execution of the Wedmores for mur. ; of Earl Granville, ; ad-
der of Sarah Waterman, 40 ; the Tal- dress agreed to. In the Commons,
garth murder, trial and execution of W. address moved by Sir T. E. Colebrook,
Williams for murder of Ann Williams, seconded by Mr. Paget, ; Mr.
42; mysterious murder and suicide at White moves to add a paragraph in
Carlisle, 56 ; double infanticide and reference to Parliamentary Reform, ;
suicide near Gateshead, 61
; the Holy- speech of Mr. Disraeli, ; Lord
well murder, trial of Edwards for John Russell, ; Mr. Bright, ;
murder of her husband, 63; murders amendment negatived, address agreed
in Ireland ; of James and Robert to; on report, Mr. S. Fitzgerald refers
Shaw and others, 101 ; the Epworth to the foreign policy of Ministers, Lord J.
tragedy, triple infanticide, 118; the Russell's vindication, ; Committees
Wisbeach murder, trial and execution appointed by both Houses in reference
of Augustus Hilton for murder of his to despatch of public business ; altera-
wife, plea of 'guilty," 129; the tions adopted, ; votes of thanks to
Ilkeston parricide, trial and execution Army and Navy in China, (15).
of George Smith for the murder of his Death of the Duchess of Kent;
father, 133; the Kingston murder, addresses of condolence to Her Majesty,
trial of Martha Bradish for murder of (20)
her sister, 137 ; the Kingswood mur- Members returned and sworn at the
der, trial of Johann Carl Franz for Table during the Session, 503.
murder of Martha Halliday, 138 ; Parliamentary Reforms ;-General
trial of two children for wilful murder, indifference in the country to the sub-
145; trial of Michael Doyle for at- ject; the Government resolves to
tempted murder, conviction and exe- postpone the question, ; attempts
cution, 149 ; matricide and suicide of private members to introduce partial
at Pen Ditton, 151 ; trial and exe- reforms ; Mr. Locke King's bill to
cution of William Cogan for murder of reduce the county franchise to £10;
his wife in Holborn, 185 ; the West- debate on motion for leave,  ;
minster murder, trial of William Ma- debate on second reading, ; Mr.
lony for murder of his wife-extra- A. Smith moves the previous question ;
ordinary evidence, 190 ; murders and speeches of Mr. Du Cane, Lord Henly,
cruelties at sea ; trial of William Wil. Mr. Adderley, Sir G. Lewis, Mr. B.
son, master of the Express, 195; the Osborne, Lord J. Russell, Mr. Disraeli;
Newcastle murder, trial of Clark for on division, second reading negatived
murder of a tax-collector, 199 ; tragedy by majority of 19. Bill of Mr. Baines
at Dublin, trial of Molloy for murder for reducing the borough franchise to
of his wife and two children, 225 ; £6, ; Mr. Cave moves the previous
murder in Drury-court, trial of Richard question ; speeches of Mr. Leatham,
Reeve for murder of his sister, 228 ;
Ramsden ; previous question
the Deptford murder, trial of George negatived, and bill dropped. Mr. H.
Kitchen for murder of his sweetheart, Berkeley's annual motion on the Ballot
negatived, . Government intro-
duce bill to assiga the four vacant s-ats
to the West Riding of Yorkshire,
South Lancashire, Chelsea and Kensing.
ton, and Birkenhead, ; Lord
Jermyn's motion to defer Committee
for six months, negatived, ; in
Committee, Colonel Duune proposes to
assign one member to Cork county ;
Mr. Bazley one to Salford ; motions
negatived ; Mr. Knightley moves to
omit the words which would constitute
Chelsea and Kensington a borough ;
amendment carried on division; Mr.
T. Duncombe moves to substitute
Barnsley ; Mr. Knightley's motion to
give another member to Middlesex,
negatived, ; a member to Birken-
head agreed to; Mr. T. Duncombe
opposes the bill in toto, [33). Mr.
Stirling brings forward the claims of
the Scotch Universities ; Sir J. Graham
names the London University. Oue
member is assigned to East Lancashire,
and the West Riding is divided, each
to return two members,  ; bill
passes the Lords after discussion.
Novel proposition to facilitate elections
for the Universities by permitting
voting papers ; long and interesting
discussion, [35); the bill passes both
Cominons and Lords after debate, .
Church Rates ; · Bill of Sir J.
Trelawny for total abolition of church
rates, his speech, ; opposed by
Sir W. Heathcote ; speeches of the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, ,
Mr. Bright, Mr. Disraeli, Lord J.
Russell,  ; second reading carried
by majority of 15; suggestions of Mr.
Newdegate and Mr. Cross ; struggle on
the third reading ; Mr. S. Est-
court opposes the third reading ; on
division the numbers (274)
equal ; the Speaker gives his casting
vote with the "Noes."
Finance ;-Annual financial state-
ment of the Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer ; he proposes to remit ld. of
the income-tax and the paper duty,
[45); protracted debates on motion for
going into Committee ; the Conserva-
tives strongly object to the repeal of
the paper duty; speeches of Mr.
Baring, ; Mr. Baxter, Mr. Dodson,
Mr. Bailie, Mr. W. Ewart, ; Mr.
Norris, Mr. Bentinck,  ; Mr. S.
Fitzgerald, Mr. M. Gibson,  ; Mr.
Moffatt, Mr. Whiteside, Mr. Osborne,
, Mr. Horsfall, Mr. Horsman, ;
Mr. Bright, the Chancellor of the
Exchequer, (54); Mr. Disraeli, (55);
House in Committee ; the reduced in.
come-tax agreed to; Mr. Hubbard's
resolution to equalize income with ex-
penditure; the Chancellor of the
Exchequer's reply, ; debate on
the tea and sugar duties, (57); the
other propositions are included in one
Ways and Means Bill; discussion on
the paper duty, ; on second
reading, a discussion is raised on this
mode of proceeding, particularly in re-
ference to the paper duty; powerful
speech of Sir James Graham, ;
after long and important debate, second
reading carried ; opposition revived
on motion for committee, (66); Mr.
Newdegate's motion condemning pro-
ceeding by a single bill, (66); debate
on clause repealing the paper duty,
which, after an animated discussion,
is carried hy a majority of 15, [u9];
in the Lords the bill raises a debate
on the financial measures of the Go-
vernment; speech of Earl Granville,
; amendment moved by Duke of
Rutland; the Earl of Derby, con-
denining severely the course of the
Government, states his intention not
to oppose the bill,  ; speeches of
Duke of Argyll, Earl Grey, Lord
Monteagle; the bill passed, .
Motion of Mr. Hubbard for an equi.
table arrangement of the Income and
Property-tax, [73); Select Committee
appointed and reports unfavourably ;
motion of Mr. Williams to assimilate
the probate duties on real and personal
estates ; opposed by the Chancellor of
the Exchequer, and negatived, (74);
motion of Mr. Dodson respecting the
hop duties ; opposed by the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, and negatived, (75];
motions of Mr. H. B. Sheridan re-
pecting fire insurances, negatived, ;
Mr. A. Mills for a Select Committee
on Colonial Expenditure, agreed to,
Army and Navy ;- Improvements
in military administration and the
construction of ships of war; interest
in the subject in Parliament and in
public, [79); Lord C. Paget proposes
the Navy Estimates ; statement of the
naval strength of other Powers, (80);
iron-cased ships, the French Glmre
and the English Warrior (81); re-
marks of Sir J. Pakington and Mr.
Baxter. Further explanation with re-
Llanover, (100); the subject brought
before the House of Commons by Mr.
Pope Hennessy, ; answered by Mr.
Layard, speeches of Sir G. Bowyer, Mr.
E. James, Sir R. Peel, the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, ; Mr. Maguire,
Mr. Roebuck, Mr. Monsell, Lord J.
Russell, (105); Mr. M. Milnes, (106] ;
Earl of Ellenborough's motion on the
situation of the Papal Government ;
Lord Wodehouse repeats the deterini.
nation of the Government not to in-
terfere; Earls of Clarendon and Derby
express their approval, ; the
death of Count Cavour excites a great
emotion in this country; made sub-
ject of expressions of regret in both
Houses, ; rumoured cession of
the Island of Sardinia
motion of Mr. Kinglake ; speeches of
Lord J. Russell, Sir G. Bowyer, the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr.
Layard ; motion negatived,  ;
disruption of the United States of
America : the subject frequently in-
troduced ; Ministers deprecate any ex-
pression of opinion ; and Lord J. Russell
and Lord Wodehouse declare it to be
theirintention not to intrude their advice
or counsel, ; answers of Lord J.
Russell on the subject of privateering,
the blockade of the Southern ports,
&c., ; Her Majesty's proclama-
tion of neutrality, [1161; in accord-
ance with the general feeling, no de-
bates on the subject took place during
the Session. Sir J. Ferguson calls
attention to the despatch of reinforce-
ments to Canada ; Lord Palmerston
warmly vindicates its policy, (118).
China : Earl Grey brings forward the
subject of our policy towards China
and the recent treaty ; speech of Lord
Wodehouse in answer, and of Lord
Ellenborough, . Syria : Lord
Stratford de Redcliffe calls attention to
the occupation of Syria by French
troops under the Convention ; an-
swered by Lord Wodehouse, (121);
Sir J. Ferguson brings the subject be-
fore the House of Commons ; state-
ment of Lord J. Russell in reply, .
Turkey : Lord Stratford de Redcliffe
brings the state of the Turkish empire
under notice ; speeches of Lord Wode-
house and Lord Hardwicke, .
Poland : Earl of Harrow by's motion
respecting Poland ; speeches of Lord
Wodehouse, the Earl of Ellenborough,
and other Peers, . The Ionian
Islands : Mr. Maguire raises a discus- discussions, and undergoes great altera.
sion in reference to these islands, and tions in Committee, ; introduced
Mr. Gladstone's motion in 1858, ; in the House of Lords by the Lord
answer of the Chancellor of the Ex- Chancellor, is opposed by Lord Chelms-
chequer ; speeches of Mr. Layard, ford and referred to a Select Committee,
Mr. Whiteside, Mr. M. Milnes, Lord ; is greatly altered by the Select
Committee in a sense opposed to the
East Indian Finance and Legisla- views of the promoters ; and again in
tion ; Changes in the political and a Committee of the whole House; pro-
financial arrangements of India ; Mr. vision for a Chief Judge struck out ;
James Wilson sent to India as Finan- Lord Chelmsford proposes a clause pre-
cial Minister; his untimely death; is venting retrospective action ; which is
succeeded by Mr. Laing; the measures carried on division, ; these altera-
adopted ; loans to supply the deficit, tions are distasteful to the Commons;
; Sir Charles Wood's statement the Lords refuse to yield ; the Govern-
respecting the financial position of In- ment make concessions, and the bill
dia, ; further statement on pro- becomes law, . Seren bills for the
posing a loan of 4,000,0001.; observa- Consolidation of the Criminal Law
tions of Mr. Bazley, Lord Stanley, Mr. introduced and passed, (155). Mar-
Vansittart, Mr. Crawford, ; ses- riage with a deceased Wife's Sister-
sional statement of Sir C. Wood on bill introduced by Mr. M. Milnes, (155);
the finances of India, (132); proposes debate on second reading, Mr. Hunt,
a loan of 5,000,0001., ; admini- Mr. K. Seymer, Mr. Denman, Mr.
strative changes; the Legislative Coun- Whiteside ; on division, second read.
cil Bill, Court of Judicature Bill, Civil ing negatived, . Wills of Bri-
Service Bill; statement of Sir C. Wood tish Subjects Abroad, (157). Bill to
in explanation of these measures, ; establish Post-Office Savings Banks,
the Council Bill much discussed in . Education—Subject much dis-
House of Commons; amendment of Mr. cussed this Session ; report of the
Layard for the admission of natives, Commissioners ; Earl of Shaftesbury
; term of office of non-official moves for the evidence relating to Rag-
members; views of Lord Stanley and ged Schools, ; Report vindicated
Sir C. Wood, ; discussion on the by Duke of Newcastle, (159); discus-
bill in the Lords; views of Earl of sion in the Commons raised by Sir J.
Ellenborough, Duke of Argyll, Lord Pakington, ; speeches of Mr.
Lyveden ; bill passed, ; observa- Henly and Mr. Lowe, (161]; National
tions of Earl of Ellenborough on the Education (Ireland), (161); revision
Court of Judicature Bill, ; of Lord of the Liturgy ; motion of Lord Ebury,
Kingsdown, Earl de Grey, the Lord ; the Parliament prorogued by
Chancellor, ; the Civil Service commission on August 6 ; speech of
Bill vigorously opposed ; Mr. Vansittart the Lords Commissioners, ; the
advocates the covenanted service, ; Session productive of many useful mea-
views of Mr. Liddell, Mr. Layard, sures ; general satisfactory aspect of
Lord Stanley, Sir C. Wood, ; public affairs, .
discussion on committal ; amendments PATENTS, 543.
proposed and negatived ; bill passed POETRY, 560.
by the Commons, (144); in the Lords, PROMOTIONS, 508.
the Earl of Ellen borough is unfavour- PUBLIC DOCUMENTS:-Treaties. — Treaty
able to the bill, which is passed, ; between Her Majesty and the Grand
interesting debates in the Lords on Duke of Hesse for the marriage of
Indian subjects ; the cotton supply, H.R. H. the Princess Alice with Prince
; on public works, introduced by Frederick of Hesse, 271; Treaty of
the Earl of Shaftesbury, .
Commerce and Navigation with Turkey,
Law Reform ;- The Attorney-Gene- 276 ; Convention with the Queen of
ral introduces his Bankruptcy Bill- Spain and the Emperor of the French
proposing to amalgamate the law of relative to combined operations against
bankruptcy and insolvency; his com- Mexico, 283; Convention with the
prehensive speech, (19); progress of Emperor of Morocco relative to a loan
the measure through the House of to be raised in London, 285.
Commons; it is the subject of repeated QUEEN, The :-Her Majesty's visit to Ire-
land, 153 ; autumnal residence of the wreck of the Middlesex, 37; wreck of the
Court in Scotland, 170.
Canadian mail-steamer, in the Straits
Death of His Royal Highness the of Belleisle, 35 lives lost, 74 ; loss
Prince Consort, 247 ; his funeral, 261. of steam-ships trading to the Baltic,
Racing MEETINGS :-Epsom Races, 64 ; 91, 174 ; disaster to the Great Eastern
Ascot, 77 ; Goodwood, 136 ; Doncaster on a passenger voyage to New York, 92;
races, 174 ;
collisions at sea ; of the Mary Ann
RAILWAY ACCIDENTS:- Many in Jan., 3; Duffus with an American, of the
on the London and Dover line, near Semaphore s. with the brig Nereid,
Sittingbourne, 4; on the Shrewsbury. 133; murders and cruelties at sea,
and Hereford line, 5; on the North- 195 ; great gale and loss of life in
Western line, near Primrose-hill tun- November; disaster to a lifeboat at
nel, 6 ; on the Manchester, Sheffield, Scarborough, Lord C. Beauclerk and
and Lincolnshire line, 11 ; on the South- others drowned, 221 ; losses of valuable
Western line, near Epsom Junction, merchant ships abroad, 331 ; second
death of Dr. Baly, 13; falling in of gale in November, 233 ; supposed loss
railway tunnels, 30; wilful railway of the Prussian corvette Amazon and
disaster on the North-Eastern railway, her crew, 234,
62 ; on the Glasgow and South- Wreck Return for 1860, 267.
Western line, 65 ; fall of a railway STATE PAPERS :-Extracts from the Cor.
bridge near Wootton, 78 ; on the North respondence relating to the seizure of
Staffordshire line, 80 ; explosion of a Messrs. Mason, Slidell, M.Farlane, and
mail-train engine on the North-Stafford- Eustis, from on board the Royal Mail
shire line, near Tuthury Junction, 80 ; Packet Trent, by the United States
on the Trent Valley line, 113; terrible ship-of-war San Jacinto, 288.
disaster on the London and Brighton STATUTES, Table of, 24 and 25 Vict., 320.
line, 23 persons killed, 176 injured, STOCK, Prices of, in each month of the
160 ; on the Hampstead Junction rail-
year 1861, 355.
way, 16 persons killed, 320 injured, TREATIES :-Treaty between Her Majesty
180; shocking occurrence at the Ports- and the Grand Duke of Hesse for the Mar-
wood station, South-Western railway, riage of H. R. H. the Princess Alice with
Prince Frederick of Hesse, 271 ; treaty
Large compensations for deaths and of Commerce and Navigation with Tur.
injuries under Lord Campbell's Act, to key, 276; covention with the Queen
the amount of 300,0001., 81.
of Spain and the Emperor of the French,
Return of railway accidents during relative to combined operations against
the year 1861, 270.
Mexico, 283; convention with the
RUSSIA :-Important step of the Emperor Emperor of Morocco, relative to a loan
of emancipating the serfs throughout to be raised in London, 285.
the Russian Empire ; Imperial mani. TRIALS AND Law Cases. —Triple murder
festo or decree, [207.)
in Sligo ; trial and execution of
SHERIFFS for the year 1861, 365.
Phibbs, 8 ; execution of P. Lunnay for
SHIPWRECKS AND DISASTERS AT SEA :- the murder of James Cassidy at Dum-
storm in January, wreck of the Dujay barton, 11; military murders; trial and
Trouin and other vessels, 3; sup- execution of private Hackett for mur-
posed loss of H.M.S. Camilla and dering his serjeant at Plymouth, 35 ;
crew in the China Seas, 17; storms in trial and execution of private Master.
February, numerous wrecks, death of ton for the murder of his serjeant at
Captain Boyd and men at Kingstown, Woolwich, 159 ; trial and execution of
21 ; violent gale on the 21st February, Private M'Caffery for the murders of
great destruction in London and Colonel Crofton and Captain Hanham,
neighbourhood, and in many districts, at Fulwood Barracks, 183; trial and
25; destruction of north wing of execution of the Widmores for the
Crystal Palace by the gale, 27 ; fall of murder of Mrs. Waterman at Dundry,
spire of Chichester Cathedral during 40 : trial and execution of W. Williams
the gale, 28 ; numerous wrecks during for the murder of Ann Williams at
the gales of January and February ; Talgarth, 42 ; trial of Edwards for
great loss of life and property, 31 ; the murder of her husband at Holywell,
heroic conduct of troops on board the 63; trial and execution of Augustus
transport Miles Bartole, 33 ; dreadful Hilton for the murder of his wife at