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gift of 150,000. to the metropolis, 40 ;
Shakspeare-sale of deeds with Sbak.
speare's signature, 45 ; testimonial to
Mr. Charles Kean, 49; testimonial to
Mr. Miall and Mr. Sturge, 49 ; Oxford
and Cambridge boat-race, 65 : suicide
in a railway carriage ; other singular
suicides, 66; grand Volunteer Field-
day at Brighton, 68 ; capture and re-
capture of a British vessel, the Emily
St. Pierre, 71 ; English cricketers in
the colonies, 77 ; opening of the Inter-
national Exhibition of 1862, 77 ; ex-
tensive inundatious from the bursting
of the Middle Level drain, 83; Exhi.
bition of the Royal Academy, 89 ; vio.
lent thunder-storms in May, 91; opening
of the New Westminster Bridg“, 98 ;
the Japanese Ambassadors in Eng-
land, 100; visit of the Pacba of Egypt,
101 ; Epsom races, 102 ; Ascot races,
113 ; tour of the Prince of Wales in the
East, 105 ; superstition in the nine-
teenth century, 113; the Handel Fes.
tival, 115 ; great Dog Show at Isling.
ton, 116 ; arcbæological discoveries in
the Orkneys, 127 ; monetary affairs-
Bank rate of discount-loans, 130, 206;
marriage of the Princess Alice, 134 ;
National Rifle Association--the prize
shooting at Wimbledon, 135 ; the Re.
view, 138 ; case of Mr. Edwin James,
Q.C., 140; case of Mr. Digby Seymour,
Q.C., 143; scientific balloon ascents,
144 ; the Delapré Abbey estate-the
Bouverie family, 149 ; tragical disco-
very at Cobham, 156 ; A.M. ship
Black Prince, trial of speed, 166 ; the
iron navy, 167 ; gas in men-of-war,
168 ; extraordinary storm in Wiltshire,
170; launch of the iron-clad Hector,
32 guns, 173; riots in Hyde park, and
at Birkenbead, 174 ; great storm by
land and sea, 182 ; Lambeth New Sus-
pension Bridge, 186; singular burglary

and defence in Derbyshire, 187.
MURDERS ;-Double murder at Clavering,

Essex, by an insane woman, 8 ; trial of
William Charlton for the murder
of Jane Emmerson, at Durran Hill, 24;
murder of a water-watcher, by salmon-
poachers, at Brocklewath, 27 ; nuurler
and suicide in Bethnal Green, 29; trial
of John Gould for the murder of his child
at Windsor, 31 ; murder of a gamekeeper
to Lord Dillon, by John Hall, at Ditchley,
33 ; of John Wincott, by Henry Quail
and others, in Mary-le-bone, 34 ; of
James Gardner, by Patrick Devereux,

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in the Ratcliffe Highway-distressing
scene in court, 37 ; of his wife, by
Ishmael Jones, at Llangfair, 42; the
Angelsea murder-murder of Richard
Williams by Richard Rowlands, 53 ; of
Elizabeth Morrow by Richard Thorley,
at Derby, 51; numerous cases of " love
and murder ;” by Henry Spettigue, at
Launceston, at Brighton, at Kingston,
52 : at Hendon, 53 ; of-Houghton,
by a soldier at Chichester, 54; trial of
John Stocker, for the murder of Ann
Hill, at Everley, 56 ; horrible murders
in France by Dumollard, 58; of Ann
Hannah by Mary Reid, at Dumfries,
75. The Manchester tragedy-murder
of Mr. Meller, by W. R. Taylor and his
wife, and of their three children, 93 ;
the Ludgate-hill tragedy-murder of
her two children by Mrs. Vyse, 96 ;
double murder and suicide in the
Blackfriars-road, 104; horrible murder
and mutilation by a maniac, at Wey.
mouth, 138; the Fordingbridge murder
- murder of Miss Mary Anne Susan
Hall, by G. J. Gilbert, 147 ; tragical
discovery at Cobham-double murders
or'suicides, 156; murder of John O'Dea,
a soldier, by John Flood, another soldier
at Brighton, 159; of Roger Drew, by
John Doidge, at Launceston, 161 ; of
Sarah Kirby, by George Gardner at
Studley, 162; trial of Walter Moore for
the murder of bis wife : his strange
suicide after conviction, 163 ; murder
of a policeman at Ashton-undler-Line,
168 ; the Isleworth murder--murder of
Anne Janc Barham, by Robert Cooper,
184 ; of a gamekeeper by poachers, at
Roydon HI, 194 ; of a captain, bis
wife and : mate at sea, by an Austrian
sailor, 198 ; wife murder at Oldbury,
199 ; trial of William Ockfield for the
murder of his wife at Oldbury, 199 ; of
Thomas Edwards, for the niurder of
Isabella Tonge at Liverpool, 200; of
Robert Morgan for the murder of
Christopher Wickham, at Bristol, 202.
The City murder-trial of Samuel
Gardner for the murder of his wife,
440. The Glasgow murder-trial of
Jessie McLachlan for the murder of
Jessie McPherson, 445; Catherine
Wilson, the poisoner -- her trial convic-
tion, and execution, 453.

Murders in Ireland of Mr. Thie.
bault, 118; of -Maguire, 121 ; of
Mr. Fitzgerald, 122 ; of Mr. Herdman,
123; and others : the Special Com.

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mission, 125 ; of Mrs. Burke, by her
husband, by poison, 153; of Mr.

Braddell, in Tipperary, 154.
PARLIAMENT :- The Session opened by

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Commission ; Speech of the Lords Com-
missioners, [3]; debates on the Address
in both Houses ; respectful allusions to
the death of the Prince Consort ; the
Address in the Lords moved by Lord
Duff rin, [5] ; the Earl of Derby pro-
nounces an eloquent eulogiuin on the
deceased Prince ; expresses bis ap-
proval of the conduct of the Govern-
ment in reference to the American
civil war, and their foreign policy yene-
rally, [6] ; Address agreed to. In the
Commons the Address moved by Mr.
Portman, [8]; Mr. Disraeli expresses
concurrence in the foreign policy of
Ministers and passes a warın pane-
gyric on the character of the Prince
Consort, (9]; after speeches from Lord
Palmerston, Mr. Maguire, and Sir R.
Peel, and an animated discussion on
distress in Ireland, the Address is
agreed to without opposition, (10).
Public BusinessProcedure of the
House : A motion of Mr. Wbite in
favour of a more methodical arrange-
ment for conducting public business
leads to some discussion, and ends
without result, [10]. National Edu-
cation the Revised Code: In the
Lords, Earl Granville explains the
principles on which the revised Mi.
nutes of the Council on Education
had been founded, [12]; the Bishop
of Oxford criticises the Code with
great severity, and brings the whole
subject before the House, [15]; is
answered by Earl Granville, [16];
debate in which tbe Duke of Marl.
borough, Earl of Derby, and Duke of
Argyll take part, [17]; Lord Lyttel.
ton proposes a series of resolutions
condemnatory of the new system, [17];
which is defended by Earl Granville;
after observations from Lord Belper,
resolutions withdrawn ; Lord St. Leo-
nards opposed that, part of Code re-
lating to

'grouping ; views of the
Bishop of London ; defence of Earl
Granville, [19] In the Commons,
the Vice President of the Council on
Education (Mr. Lowe) makes a long
and elaborate exposition of the prin
ciples on which the minute is founded.
[13]; observations of Mr. Disraeli, Sir
J. Pakington, Mr. Walpole, Sir G.

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Grey, [15]; Mr. Walpole proposes a
stries of resolutions ; his long and im-
portant speech, [21]; Sir George Grey
acquiesces in a committee ; speeches
of Mr. Stanhope, [23]; Mr. Buxton,
Lord R. Cecil, Mr. W. E. Forster,
[24] ; Mr. Leatham, Mr. Whiteside,
(25) ; Mr. B. Osborne, [26] ; Mr. Ad-
derley, Mr. Baines, [27]; Sir J. Pa-
kington ; Mr. Lowe's reply, [28]; the
House go into committee on the reso-
lutions; the Government announces
the modifications they propose ; debate
in the Commons on the modified Code ;
Mr. Walpole accepts the minute as re-
vised, [29], which is also generally ac-
cepted by the House ; resolution moved
by Mr. Walter, [30], which is nega-
tived on division ; resolutions moved
by Mr. Baines and Mr. H. A. Bruce,
which are also negatived, [31].

Church Rates ;-Sir J. Trelawny
again brings in his bill for the total
abolition, [31] ; Mr. Estcourt moves
resolution as an amendment, [32];
after long debate, in which Sir G.
Lewis, Mr. Bright, Sir J. Pakington,
Mr. Disraeli, and others take part,
the House divides on the motion for se.
cond reading-Ayes, 286 ; Noes 287;
majority against the bill. 1 ; Mr. Est.
court's resolution put and agreed to
by majority of 17, [34] ; Mr. Estcourt
moves a substantive resolution ; amend-
ment of Mr. Heygate ; resolution and
amendment withdrawn, [34]; Mr.
Newdegate's bill for commuting the
rates into a rent charge, (35). Clergy
Relief Bill : Mr. Bouverie introduces
a bill for relieving persons in hoiy
orders, [35] ; after debate, the bill is
referred to a Select Committee, where
it is much altere'l, and is finally lost,
[37]. Bill introduced by Lord Ebury
in the Lords, for amending the Act of
Uniformity; after speeches from the
Bishop of London, Karl of Shaftes-
bury, Earl Russell, and Bishop of Ox-
ford, bill withdrawn, [37]. Mr. M.
Milnes, re-introduces the question of
marriage with a deceased wife's sister ;
bill supported by Mr. Collier, and op-
posed by Lord R. Cecil and Mr. Wal.
pole ; on division, the second reading
agreed to by 144 votes to 133, [38];
motion for going into Committee nega-
tived by 148 votes to 116. Mr. Whal.
tey's motion respecting Maynooth
promptley rejected by 193 to 111

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votes. The subject of National Edu-
cation in Ireland brought forward by
the O'Connor Don ; answer of Sir
Robert Peel, [40].

The Ciril War in North America ;-
Policy of the British Government ; they
assert the principle of non-interference,
and deprecate discussion in Parliament
on the subject, [43]. In the Lords,
the Earl of Carnarvon draws attention
to the detention of British subjects in
Federal prisons, [43]; the Earl of
Malmesbury asks information relative
to the blockaded ports, [44]; Earl
Stanhope refers to the reported ob-
struction of Charleston Harbour by
the “stone fleet," [45]. In the Com-
mons, Mr. Bright censures the Govern-
ment in reference to the affair of the
Trent, [45] ; Lord Palmerston's de-
fence, [46]. The subject of the block-
ade brought before both Houses ; in
the Commons, Mr. Gregory denounces
the blockade as illegal and moves for
papers, [46]; speeches of Mr. Forster,
Sir J. Fergusson, Mr. M. Milnes ;
careful speech of the Solicitor-General
on international law, [48]; motion
negatived. In the Lords, Lord Camp-
bell moves for papers ; speech of Earl
Russell on bebalf of the Government,
[49]. Resolution moved by Mr. Hors-
fall in reference to international mari.
time law, [50]; important debate
thereon ; answer of the Attorney-
General ; speecbes of Mr. Liddell, Sir
G. Lewis, Mr. T. Baring, Mr.Lindsay,
and the Lord Advocate, [51]; Sir S.
Northcote, Lord H. Vane, Mr. Buston,
[52); Mr. Massey, Mr. Bentinck, Mr.
Bright, [53] ; able speeches of the So-
licitor-General, Mr. Walpole, and Mr.
Disraeli; motion withdrawn, [54].
Proclamation of General Butler at
New Orleans-Attention drawn to this
document in both Houses, and is con-
demned on all sides, [55]. The subject
of Mediation introduced by Mr. Lind-
say ; the House unwillingly entertains
the question, [56]; important debate
in which Mr. Taylor, Lord A. V.
Tempest, Mr. Forster, Mr. Whiteside,
Mr. Gregory, and Mr. S. Fitzgerald,
take part; Lord Palmerston asks that
discretion be confided to the Covern-
ment in the matter, [60]. The Cotton
Supply-This subject one of deep
anxiety at this time ; Mr. J. B. Smith
draws attention to the obstacles to the
growth of cotton in India, [60]; views

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of Mr. Smollett, Mr. Turner ; reply of
Sir C. Wood, [61]; motion withdrawn.
Distress in the Manufacturing Dis-
tricts-Sympathy and alarm generally
felt; the subject frequently referred to
in both Houses ; statement of Mr. Vil.
Jiers, [62]; Union Rate in Aid Bill
introduced by Mr. Villiers, who ex.
plains its provisions, [64); debate on
the second reading ; Colonel Wilson
Patten proposes to give the power of
borrowing money in lieu of rating;
views of Mr. Henley, Mr. Cobden, Mr.
Bouverie ; Mr. Villiers' reply, [65] ;
the Bill extensively modified in com-
mittee ; Government consent to insert
& power of borrowing where the rates
reach 3s. in the pound, [67]; the bill
passes the Lords after a brief debate,
[68].

Finance :-Mr. H. B. Sheridan pro-
poses a bill to reduce the duty on fire
insurances ; is opposed by the Chancel.
lor of the Exchequer and Lord Palmer-
ston ; motion carried by a majority of
11, but bill not proceeded with, [71].
The Chancellor of the Exchequer makes
his financial statement on April 3 ; pro-
poses modification of the wine duties,
and to commute the hop duties into a
licence on brewing, [72]; Mr. Disraeli
enters into the full question of the na-
tional finance, denounces Mr. Glad-
stone's plans as unsound and fallacious,
[75]; Mr. Gladstone's defence, [76];
Sir Stafford Northcote's elaborate criti.
cism of the Budget, [77]; discussion
on the licence duties on brewing; Mr.
Bass, Sir John Trollope, and other
members object; Mr. Gladstone aban-
dons the licence on private brewing,
[77] ; a general debate on the financial
policy of the Government takes place on
the second reading of the Inland Reve-
nue Bill; Sir S. Northcote attacks that
policy, and expresses distrust of their
calculations, [78]; the Chancellor of
the Exchequer enters fully upon the
defence of his measures, [79] ; Mr.
Disraeli attacks the financial and foreign
policy of the ministry, which are vin-
dicated with spirit by Lord Palmerston,
[80]; on the third reading, Mr. Dis.
raeli again attacks the Government
policy, [81]; he is answered by Lord
Palmerston, (82): remarks of Mr.
Lindsay, Sir H. Willoughby, and other
members, [83]. The financial policy of
Government encounters mucb hostility
in the Lords ; Earl Granville moves the

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second reading of the bill on the 30th
May; it is supported by the Dukes of
Newcastle and Argyll and Earl Russell,
and opposed by the Earl of Carnarvon,
Earl Grey, Lord Overstone, and the
Earl of Derby, [85]. The bill is passed.
The Income Tax-Mr. Hubbard moves
a resolution having reference to fixed
and precarious incoines, and is sup-
ported by Mr. Crawford ; the Chancel.
lor of the Exchequer opposes the scheme
as incongruous and impracticable ; mo-
tion negatived by 99 to 62, [87].
Reduction of Public Expenditure-Mr.
Stansfeld gives notice of motion affirm-
ing its practicability, [88]; several
members give notice of amendments ;
Lord Palmerston treats Mr. Walpole's
proposed amendment as raising the
question of want of confidence in tbe
Ministry, challenges the issue, and gives
notice of an amendment, [89] ; Mr.
Stansfeld moves his resolution, wbich,
after a long debate, is negatived by 367
to 65, [89]; Mr. Walpole disclaims
hostility to the Ministers, and abandons
his amendment ; sarcastic remarks of
Mr. Osborne and Mr. Disraeli, who
recommends the House to pass Lord
Palmerston's amendment, which is ac-
cordingly adopted, [93]. A “Com-
mittee of Public Accounts” appointed,
[93].

Army and Nary Fortifications ;-
The Arn y Estimates, moved by Sir G.
Lewis, who gives a full statement of
the condition of our land force, [95];
various amendments are rejected, and
the Estimates passed. Report of the
Commission on Military Commissions,
brought before the House by Sir De L.
Evans, who moves a resolution thereon,
[96]; after speeches from Sir G. Lewis,
General Peel, Lord Stanley, and Lord
Palmerston, motion negatived. The
Naval Estimates are moved by Lord
Clarence Paget, and cause protracted
discussions ; observations respecting
iron and wooden ships of Mr. Lindsay,
Mr. Baxter, [97]. The Estimates are
passed with little alteration. The actions
of the Merrimac and Monitor produce
a lively sensation, and lead to repeated
discussions on the subject of iron-plated
ships, [99]. Interesting statement of
the Duke of Sonierset respecting the
plans of the Government, [99]. Captain
Coles' cupola ships, [99]. Statement
of Earl de Grey and Ripon with refer-
ence to fortifications, [101]; tbesubject

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in especial relation to the defence of
Portsmouth, mooted by Sir F. Smith ;
statement of Sir G. Lewis, [102]. The
matter fully discussed on the subject of
raising the loan--motion and speech of
Sir G. Lewis, (103); animated attack
of Mr. B. Osborne, who opposes the
scheme as ineffectual and extravagant,
and moves an amendment, [104].; after
a long and spirited debate, Mr. Osborne
withdraws his amendment, and the re-
solution is agreed to, [108). The bill
founded thereon encounters much oppo-
sition ; amendment of Mr. Lindsay,
who raises the question of the compara-
tive strength of tbe English and French
navies ; speeches of Lord C. Paget, Mr.
Cobden (who charges Lord Palmerston
with having overstated the preparations
of France), Sir J. Pakington, Lord
Palmerston ; motion withdrawn, (108).
opposition renewed by a motion of Mr.
B. Osborne, that the sum be reduced
from 1,200,0001. to 800,0001., (109).
Speeches of Mr. H. A. Bruce, Sir G.
Lewis, Lord Palmerston, Mr. Cobden,
the Chancellor of Exchequer, and
others; amendment negatived by 110
to 62. After further discussion, bill
passed by the Commons. Bill mored
in the Lords by Earl de Grey and
Ripon ; the Earl of Ellenborough ex-
presses misgivings as to the state of our
armaments, [112]. The Duke of So-
merset and the Duke of Cambridge
assert the efficiency of the army and
navy ; sj eeches of Earl Grey, Eail Rus-
sell; the bill is passed, [114].

Colonial and Foreign Affairs;-Re.
port of Commission on Colonial Military
Expenditure ; Mr. A. Mills moves a
resolution aftirming the obligation of
self governing colonies to provide for
tbeir own defence ; tbe Government
assent to the proposition with some
modifications, [116]. Mr. Adderley
calls attention to the duty of Canada to
provide for her own defencea[117];
remarks of Mr. A. Mills and Mr. Roe.
buck ; statement of Sir G. Lewis as to
the intentions of the Government;
speeches of Mr. T. Baring, Lord Bury,
Mr. Disraeli, Lord Palmerston, [118).
The Earl of Carnarvon enters at large
into the question of Colonial Expendi.
ture ; observations of the Duke of New.
castle, Earl of Ellenborough, Lord
Wo lehouse, Lord Lyveden, and others,
[119]

Foreign Affairs ;-The Earl of Car-

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narvon brings forward the state of
Poland, and the conduct of Russia
towards that country : answers of Earl
Russell, [120]. The Kingdom of Italy :
state of opinion in England on Italian
affairs; the Marquis of Normanby
strongly opposed to the new régime ;
charges the King's Government with
tyrannical and unconstitutional con-
duct, [121]; Earl Russell vindicates the
King's policy, [122]; Earl of Malmes-
bury defends the Italian policy of Earl
Derby's administration ; Lord Wode-
house devies the correctness of the
Marquis of Normanby's statements,
[123]; the Marquis of Normanby
again brings forward charges against
the King's Government; which is de.
fended by Earls Russell, Ellenborough,
and Harrow by, and Lord Brougham,
[123]. In the Commons Sir George
Bowyer makes a vehement attack on
the Italian policy of Government,[124];
is answered by Mr. Layard, [125). Mr.
Hennessy defends the Papal Govern-
ment, Mr. Gladstone confutes Sir G.
Bowyer's arguments, [126] ; interesting
debate thereon. Operations in China :
Earl Grey draws attention to the em-
ployment of a British force against the
rebels; policy of Government vindicated
by Duke of Somerset, Lord Stratford de
Redcliffe, Earl Ru-sell, [128]. In the
Commons, Mr. White raises the same
objection, and moves resolution ; Mr.
Conden censures the ministerial policy;
which is defended by Lord Palmerston
and Mr. Layard, [129]; resolution
negatived by 197 to 88. Mexico :
joint expedition of France and England
--- Lord Robert Montagu impugns the
policy of Ministers in this interference ;
answered by Mr. Layard, į130]. In-
dian Finance: Sir C. Wood makes the
annual statement; differences between
Sir C. Wood and Mr. Laing, late Finance
Minister at Calcutta, [131]; remarks
of Mr. H. Seymour, Mr. Smollett, Mr.
Crawford, Mr. Kinnaird, [133]. The
Slave Trade : treaty between Great
Britain and the United States for its
suppression, presented by Earl Rus-
sell ; congratulatory remarks of Lord
Brougham and other Peers, [133].

Miscellaneous Measures; -- Marriage
of H.R. H. the Princess Alice; pro-
posei provision unanimously agreed to
(136]; scheme for erecting new law
courts near Lincoln's Ind, [136]; Com-

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petitive Examinations for the Civil
Service, resolution offered by Mr. Hen-
nessy;interesting debate thereon, [137];
bill for amending the law of bigbways,
introduced by Sir G. Grey, and after
much discussion agreed to, [138]; trans-
fer of land and security of purchasers;
a series of bills introduced by the Lord
Chancellor, and other bills on the same
subject by Lord Cranworth, Lord St.
Leonards, and Lord Chelmsford, [140];
after repeated discussion the bills are
referred to a Select Committee, the
Lord Chancellor's bills, much altered,
pass the Lords and are introduced in
the House of Commons by the Solicitor-
General, his speech on moving the
second reading of the Land Transfer
Bill, [142] ; speeches of Sir H Cairns,
Sir F. Kelly, Mr. Malins, and the
Attorney-General, [143]; Sir H. Cairns
proposes to refer the bills to a Select
Committee, motion negatived, the bills
pass and become laws, [144]; the Lord
Chancellor introduces a bill to simplify
proceedings in Lunacy, [144]; bill in-
troduced by Lord Berners for prevent-
ing night poaching meets with great
opposition, [144]; the bill is withdrawn
and another introduced which passes
the Lords, but in the Commons is
opposed by the Government and the
Liberal Members, [145] ; Sir B. Leigh-
ton takes charge of the bill, which re-
ceives the support of the Conservative
Members ; after long and animated dis-
cusions in Committee, the bill, with
many alterations is passed, [146] ;
Embankment of the Thames, Mr.
Cowper introduces a bill for em banking
the North Side, [146] ; it is referred
to a Select Committee, which recom-
mends an important alteration in the
scheme; the report much canvassed, as
having too much referred to private in-
terests, [147); long and angry dis-
cussions; the bill is, in the end, re-
stored to its original shape by a division
of 149 to 109, [149]; in the Lords the
Duke of Buccleugh vindicates his con-
duct in reference to the scheme, Earl
Granville and other Peers acquit the
Duke of all imputation ; the bill is
passed. At the close of the Session,
Mr. Cobden offers observations on the
administration of affairs by Lord Pal-
merston, is answered by Lord Palmer.
ston, speeches by Mr. Disraeli, Mr.
Lindsay, and others, [149]; Parliament

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