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till his designs-after a criticism which is not likely to be lenient-shall have been finally approved.

It will be time enough to protest against him when we and the public are able to judge of what he proposes to do. Regretting extremely to find myself differing from your lordship and the subscribers who have signed the requisition, I am unable to comply with it.”

30.-Third reading of the Ballot Bill carried by 274 to 216 votes.

Died at Mossul, C. A. Rassam, British Vice-Consul.

Explosion in the powder magazine of the Porthywain Lime Rocks, near Oswestry, causing the death of six men.

31.—Wreck of the Halcyon on the Tuskar rocks.

Private Donohue stabbed in the Citadel Barracks, Devon, by another soldier, named Bradford, who was threatened with being re. ported for disorderly conduct.

Judge Keogh when giving judgment in the Galway borough election petition, he had expressed a hope that, as Parliament was then about to strike down one ascendency, the Roman Catholics of Ireland would prevent a more galling one from being set up. The attempt had now been made, but it had been met by a spirit of independence and intelligence by the Roman Catholic gentry of this great country, and he could not say that he felt otherwise than proud of his countrymen for having had the spirit and the courage and independence to do it. This judgment, which excited the keenest feeling throughout Ireland, occupied nine hours in delivery.

27.-At the reassembling of the Commons to-day, after the Whitsuntide recess, Mr. Gladstone announces that the United States Senate had made “modifications” in the Supplementary Treaty. Earl Granville informed the American Minister next day that these “modi fications” could not be accepted by the British Government.

28.—The Burmese ambassadors make a private visit to Windsor.

Prof. Montague Bernard, one of the Commissioners for framing the Treaty of Washington, delivers a lecture on that subject to a large audience at Oxford University Museum.

29.—The long-continued and animated debate on the French Army Bill closes amid 1 stormy scene arising out of personal altercations between General Changarnier and Colonel Denfert, and an attack by M. du Temple on M. Gambetta. The principal speech of the day was delivered by Monsignor Dupanloup, Bishop of Orleans. He described Prussia as the first barrack in the world, but not the first nation; and demanded guarantees for the liberty of conscience in the army and proper regulations and facilities for enabling soldiers to attend divine service. “Since you have thought it necessary,” he said, “to call upon all youthful France to undertake active service, we require, at least, that the freedom of conscience should not be restricted in the army, and that soldiers should not be prevented froin being Christians.”

30.-A requisition, signed by about thirty subscribers to the fund for the completion of St. Paul's, having been presented to the Dean, requesting him to call a general meeting of the subscribers, with a view to expressing an opinion regarding the appointment of Mr. Burges as architect, the Dean now writes to the Lord Mayor :-“The responsibility at this stage of the business rests with the Executive Committee, and I do not think that it is right to take it out of their hands and transfer it to any meeting of subscribers, necessarily collected in a chance way. I am fully aware that we are all of us on our trial-Mr. Burges, those of us who have confidence in hin, and those also who have raised an opposition against him. But Mr. Burges can do nothing in St. Paul's

June 1.—The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at Marlborough House from their continental tour.

Died at Trieste, where he discharged the duties of British Consul, Charles Lever, novelist and critic, aged 63 years.

2.-Died, aged 72, James Gordon Bennett, editor and proprietor of the New York Herald.

3.- Died, aged 76, Johann Rudolf Thor. becke, Prime Minister of Holland.

4.--Debate commenced in the House of Lords on the oft-deferred motion of Earl Rus. sell for an address to the Crown praying that all proceedings on behalf of this country before the arbitrators appointed to meet at Geneva, pursuant to the Treaty of Washington, be suspended until the claims included in the case submitted on behalf of the United States, and understood on the part of her Majesty not to be within the province of the arbitrators, have been withdrawn. The discussion, conducted mainly in a spirit designed to caution the Government against dangers before them, was brought to a premature close on the evening of the 6th, when Earl Granville produced a letter from the American Minister, General Schenck, affirming the sufficiency of the Supplemental Article for closing indirect claims.

Mr. Gordon's amendment to the Scotch Education Bill, substantially retaining the ex. isting system of parochial schools, rejected in Committee by 222 to 167 votes.

Flooding of the Po near Ferrara ; as many as 40,000 people said to be rendered houseless.

5. --Dublin Exhibition opened by the Duke of Edinburgh.

8.-The Judicial Committee of the Privy Explanations were made in both Houses of Council give judgment in the case of Sheppard 2. Parliament in the evening. Earl Granville Bennett, vicar of Frome Selwood, charged with admitted that an adjournment had been promaintaining the following beresies — *1. The posed, but Mr. Gladstone omitting to do so actual presence of our Lord in the Sacrament

drew down strong condemnation from Mr. of the Lord's Supper. 2. The visible presence Disraeli, who complained of the Premier's of our Lord upon the altar or table at the Holy want of frankness. Communion. 3. That there is a sacrifice at the time of the celebration of the Eucharist.

11.- The Dublin Court of Common Pleas 4. That adoration or worship is due to the

decide that Captain Trench was entitled to the consecrated elements in the Lord's Supper.”

seat which Captain Nolan had been deprived The alleged heresies were contained in publi

of at Galway. The sitting judges were Chief cations by Mr. Bennett, in an essay on Some

Justice Monahan, and Justices Keogh, Morris, Results of the Tractarian Movement of 1833,”

and Lawson. The three latter concurred in and in “ Letters to Dr. Pusey,” of which there

the judgment by which Captain Trench obtained had been three editions, and in which altera

the seat, and the Chief Justice, in stating the tions had been made. The Dean of Arches

grounds of his dissent, took occasion to say he gave a judgment in July 1870, and, admitting

had no doubt as to the truth of the allegations a retractation in a corrected edition of the

of undue influence and intimidation by Captain pamphlet as to the visible presence in the

Nolan and his agents. When a motion was Sacrament and the adoration of the consecrated

made by Mr. Gladstone to substitute the narne elements, he arrived at the conclusion that to

of Captain Trench for Nolan, in conformity describe the mode of presence as objective, real,

with Justice Keogh's report to the Speaker, an actual, and spiritual, was not contrary to the

attempt was made to raise a discussion on the law of the Church of England. From that

point; but it was found that by the Act of judgment the promoter appealed to their lord

1867 the House had parted with all jurisdiction ships, and the case was argued before a com

in election matters, and had no choice but to mittee of ten members. Their lordships had

direct the amendment of the return. had six conferences in private to consider the 12.—The bicentenary of the birth of Peter question. Their lordships now dismissed the the Great celebrated with great enthusiasm appeal, but made no order as to costs, seeing throughout Russia. At St. Petersburg the the respondent had not appeared.

Emperor, with his brother the Grand Duke 9.-Died at Hoddiesden, aged 77, the Rev.

Nicholas, took part in the proceedings, while Wm. Ellis, widely known from his missionary

at Moscow the Imperial family were repre. labours in the South Sea Islands and Mada sented by the Grand Duke Constantine. gascar.

Resignation of the Serrano Ministry in 10.—The United States Congress adjourn

Spain, and election of Zorrilla. Carlist diswithout coming to any decision respecting the

turbances still continue to agitate the country. Supplementary Article.

Opening of the first railway constructed The Anglo-American four-oared race in Japan, between Yokohama and Shinagawa. between the London and Atlantic contested on 13.—Died, aged 80, John Forrester, a wellthe Thames from Mortlake with ebb tide, and known member of the Mansion House police won easily by the former.

force. The Ballot Bill read a second time in the 14.-After a trial extending over three days House of Lords by 86 to 56 votes.

Marguerite Dixblanc is found guilty of the 11.–The Daily News publishes a despatch

murder of Madame Riel, Park Lane, and from Earl Granville to Mr. Fish, proposing

sentenced to death by Baron Channell, who that on the meeting of arbitrators on the 15th

presided at the Old Bailey. Under a belief a joint application should be made for an

that there had been a quarrel between the misadjournment of eight months. The despatch

tress and her servant, the jury recommended was accompanied by a declaration that it was

the prisoner to the mercy of the Court. The the intention of her Majesty's Government to

Crown afterwards gave effect to the recommencancel the appointment of the British arbitrator

dation by commuting the extreme penalty to and withdraw from the arbitration at the close imprisonment for life. of the term fixed for the adjournment, “unless 15.-The Irish Nation, lashed into fury by the difference which has arisen between the two the deliverance of Judge Keogh on the Galway Governments as to the claims for indirect losses

“The man who sold them as referred to in the note which he had the honour Judas sold his God; the man who gave them to adolress to Count Sclopis on the 15th of the kiss, with the thirty pieces in his pocket ; April shall have been removed.” Mr. Fish the man whose treason blasted the hopes of a refused to unite in this arrangement, believing confiding people, and sent thousands into exile, that the time could only be extended by a new pauperism, or the grave, is the same who dares treaty ; “but if the arbitrators consented to to come forward now in the rôle of moral cenadjourn on the request of Great Britain, the sor and political headsman! Our rulers United States Government would not object.” will discover .ere 'long that a hundred 'Fenian

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conspirators' could not do as much in ten years as Mr. Keogh has done in one day to fill this land with hatred of the law and rule that has its representative in him ; and with resentment of the humiliation, the ignominy, the outrage of setting over us on the justice-seat, to revile our faith and destroy our liberties, a political traitor false to his country and forsworn to his oath!”

15.—The arbitrators under the Treaty of Washington hold a private conference at Geneva.

Owing to the death of Mr. Blenkiron, a sale of yearlings takes place at Middle Park, sixty lots bringing 17,coo guineas, or an average of nearly 300 guineas. A colt by General Peel out of Danae sold for 1,750 guineas; a bay colt by Blair Athol out of Coimbra, 1,550l.; and a colt by Blair Athol out of Margery Daw, 1,150 guineas. Mr. Tattersall announced that Mr. Blenkiron's executors had received an offer from the Prussian Government for the whole of the stud, but declined it on the ground that they thought it right this country should have the opportunity of participating in its advantages.

The old Cockhedge Factory at Warrington destroyed by a fire which broke out in the spinning department.

16.—Died, aged 82, Colonel W. H. Sykes, F.R.S., M.P. for Aberdeen since 1857, and engaged in active Indian duty as far back as 1804, when he served with Lord Lake before Bhurtpore. Colonel Sykes was twice elected a Director of the East India Company,

Died at Glasgow, aged 60 years, Rev, Norman McLeod, D.D., a popular Scotch preacher, one of her Majesty's chaplains in Scotland, and editor of Good Words, to which he contributed many graphic tales and sketches of foreign travel.

17.-The Ballot Bill passes through committee in the Lords with two amendments, moved by the Duke of Richmond, designed to trace the voter, by marking on the counterfoil his number on the voting register, and to make secresy only optional.

19.–Count Sclopis, President of the Geneva Arbitrators, states that after the most careful perusal of all that had been urged by the United States on the subject of the indirect claims, they had arrived, " individually and collectively, at the conclusion that these claims do not constitute, upon the principles of international law applicable to such cases, good foundation for an award of compensation, or computation of damages between nations, and should upon such principles be wholly excluded from the consideration of the Tribunal in making up its award, even if there were no disagreement as to the competency of the Tribunal to decide thereon, with a view to the settlement of the other claims to the consideration of which by he Tribunal no exception has been taken on

the part of her Britannic Majesty's Government. On the 25th, Mr. Bancroft Davis stated that “the declaration by the Tribunal was accepted by the President of the United States as determinative of the judgment on the important question of public law involved; and that he, as agent of the United States, was authorized to say that consequently the above. mentioned claims will not be further insisted upon before the Tribunal by the United States, and may be excluded from all consideration in any award that may be made.” On the 28th the Tribunal adjourned until the 15th of July.

19.—A bill for the expulsion of the Jesuits passing the German Reichstag by 131 votes to 93; and another anti-clerical proposal making civil marriage and registration thereof compulsory, was approved of by 151 votes to 100.

Ştrike in the London building trade for increased pay and shorter hours.

20..—The Synod of the French Reformed Church adopt M. Guizot's proposal in favour of the establishment of a definite creed to avoid the scandal of high Calvinists and Rationalists sitting together.

21.—The Burmese Embassy received by the Queen at Windsor.

Compromise in the Thwaites will .case ; the jury, under instructions from Lord Pen. zance, finding against the sanity of the deceased, but discharged on the plea referring to undue influence. (See page 639.)

22... In the Treasury case of Edmunds v. Gladstone and others, Justice Mellor finds that the evidence had failed to prove the publication of the minute complained of, and a nonsuit was entered accordingly.

23.-Father Conway, one of the Galway priests censured by Judge Keogh, having died suddenly, Mr. Sullivan of the Nation declared at a meeting of Roman Catholics that he had never raised his head since the day he was made the butt of public ridicule.

“He went but once since to the altar where his consecrated hands so often offered the august sacrifice to the Most High. He was consigned to a bed of fever, in his delirium repeating the sentences of contumely that had broken his noble heart, and sent him to-day a murdered priest into his grave. (Sensation.) Father Conway has gone to appeal from Judge Keogh's judgment to the judgment of One who would not deny him justice, and before whose high throne and judgment seat on the eternal day Judge Keogh would find his sentence reversed.” (Sensation.)

24.-Bethnal Green Museum opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales.

25.— Addressing the Constitutional Association at the Crystal Palace, Mr. Disraeli said : “I have always been of opinion that the Tory party has three great objects. The first is to maintain the institutions of the country--not

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from any sentiment of political superstition, 27.-Miss Fox, adopted daughter of Lady but because we believe that the principles upon Holland, married to Prince Liechtenstein at which a community like England can alone the Pro-Cathedral, Kensington. safely rest—the principles of liberty, of order,

Announcement made in both Houses of of law, and of religion-ought not to be en

Parliament that America had accepted the detrusted to individual opinion or to the caprice

claration of the Geneva arbitrators excluding and passion of multitudes, but should be embo

the indirect claims. died in a form of permanence and power. We associate with the monarchy the ideas which it

28.-The Lords' amendments to the Ballot represents--the majesty of the law, the adminis Bill considered in the Commons. The optional tration of justice, the fountain of mercy and

ballot rejected by 302 to 234; the scrutiny acof honour. We know that the estates of the cepted by 382 to 137; the extension of the realm, by the privileges they enjoy, are the best hours of polling rejected by 227 to 190. security for public liberty and good government. 30.-William Edward Taylor, dealer in old We believe that a national profession of faith iron, Bermondsey, murders a woman with can only be attained by maintaining an Esta whom he lived, named Hebden, their daughter blished Church, and that no society is safe un

Frances, aged five years, fractures the skull of less there is a public recognition of the Provi.

his son James, and then attempts to commit dential government of the world, and of the suicide. A few hours after being conveyed to future responsibility of man. The Reform

the hospital the maniac jumped out of bed, Act of 1867–8 was founded, he said, in a con evaded the constable and the nurse who were fidence that the great body of the people of in charge of him, rushed into another ward, this country were conservative. “I use the

seized the tongs and menaced the nurse, who word in its purest and loftiest sense. I mean

escaped by springing from the second-floor that the people of England, and especially the

window to the ground, fortunately without working classes of England, are proud of

being injured. Taylor then dashed about the belonging to a great country, and wish to

ward and the corridors, and wrote in blood on maintain its greatness—that they are proud of the wall, “ Poison me.

Let me die, belonging to an Imperial country, and are re Put me out of iny misery.” He ultimately ran solved to maintain, if they can, the empire of to a window on the first floor and jumped out England—that they believe, on the whole, that

of it into the grounds beneath. The window, the greatness and the empire of England are

however, was only six feet from the ground, to be attributed to the ancient institutions of the

and he was not injured by his leap. land.” Mr. Disraeli exhorted his hearers to do their best to secure the triumph of their principles. The time was at hand-at least it could not be July 1.— The Commons reject the Lords' long distant—when England would have to

amendment to the Ballot Bill limiting the decide between national and cosmopolitan

duration of the Act to eight years, by 246 to principles. This observation was received with

165 votes. After a conference with the Upper loud and long-continued cheering, as was also

House the Commons accepted this clause, and

the Lords withdrew the power of optional the prophecy with which the speaker concluded, on the assumption that the Conservative party

secresy proposed to be given to the voter. would put forth its united strength :--“ You will - Disorderly scene in the French National maintain your country in its present position. Assembly between M. Thiers and M. Rouher But you will do more than that-you will deliver regarding the tax on raw materials. to your posterity a land of liberty, of prosperity,

2.—Mr. Miall's motion for a Royal Com. of power, and of glory."

mission to inquire into the origin, nature, 25.-Mr. Cowper-Temple's Occasional Ser amount, and application of the property and mons Bill rejected by 177 to 116 votes.

revenues of the Church of England rejected by – Mr. M'Arthur's motion, " That a humble

295 to 94 votes. Mr. T. Hughes's amendment

directing the inquiry to ecclesiastical purposes address be presented to her Majesty, praying

generally was also rejected by 270 to 41 votes. that she will be graciously pleased to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a Inauguration of the memorial edifice at Protectorate at Fiji, or of annexing those islands, Newcastle, erected to the memory of Nicholas provided that this may be effected with the Wood, engineer, and coadjutor of George consent of the inhabitants," rejected by 135 to Stephenson in the early days of railway enter84 votes.

prise. The Burials Bill defeated on the motion 3.-The International Prison Congress to go into committee, by 100 to 78 votes. assemble in the Middle Temple Hall, under 26.-Unveiling of a stained-glass window in

the presidency of Lord Carnarvon. Berkhampstead church as a memorial to the Died, aged 59, Jonathan Bagster, bible poet Cowper, son of the rector of the parish, publisher. and born there November 15, 1731.

4.-Commencement of a series of riots near The Ballot Bill read a third time in the Antwerp, between the military and the House of Lords and passed.

populace.

4.-The Acrobats Bill, framed to protect young people from engaging in entertainments dangerous to their lives or injurious to health, read a second time in the House of Lords.

- “Independence Day ” celebrated by the arbitrators at Geneva, Mr. Adams responding at the banquet to the toast “ The Day we celebrate."

- After a debate protracted over six days the Upper House of Convocation resolves to refer the subject of the Athanasian Creed to a committee of both Houses.

5.-Experimental firing into the Glatton in Portland Roads, with results favourable to turret-built ships of her strength. The gun used was the Hotspur's 25-ton.

The Queen reviews the troops at Aldershot.

6.—The church of St. Mary Magdalen, Paddington, destroyed by fire.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wigan take leave of the stage at Drury Lane.

- Judge Keogh having been appointed to take the Irish north-west circuit, the Dublin Nation writes :—" And so, guarded by special constables, watched over by spies, and protected by detectives, with gall on his tongue and venom in his heart, he returns to the land of his birth. Deeply as we may regret this issue, it leaves us some little grounds for consolation, like the shining jewel in the forehead of the toad of adversity. The spectacle afforded by Judge Keogh and his political surroundings may not be without its uses in Ireland, and the lesson which his presence in Ireland will inculcate is not wholly devoid of advantages. Others besides temperance lecturers have found the benefit of having a 'dreadful example' to point to, and Mr. Justice Keogh will serve as a living memento to tell the aspirants to public favour in Ireland the way they should not

caused by an accumulation of explosive dust generated in the process of grinding.

9.-The Democratic Convention at Balti. more nominate Mr. Horace Greeley as their candidate for the Presidency, and Mr. Gretz Brown for the Vice-Presidency.

- Justice Keogh and Justice Lawson set out from Dublin for the purpose of opening the assizes at Longford. The train by which they travelled was preceded by a pilot engine and two carriages containing a number of soldiers. At intermediate stations policemen were under arms, but there was no demonstration whatever. A large force of cavalry, infantry, and constabulary awaited the arrival of the train at Longford, where the judges were received by the high sheriff. Their lordships proceeded to their lodgings under a strong escort.

10.—The greater part of the masons on strike in London resume work.

- Mrs. Squires and her daughter Christiana, newsvendors in Hoxton, beaten to death in their shop and the premises robbed by some person unknown.

11.—Heavy floods and thunderstorm over the kingdom.

The Royal Botanic Society of London give a fête in their gardens at the Regent's Park.

The Prince of Wales lays the founda tion-stone of the new Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street.

- A cabinet of Staffordshire ware presented to Mr. Bright by workers in the Potteries district. In acknowledging the gift he took occasion to refer to the subject of Parliamentary Resorm, mentioning that within the last few days they had seen how much progress had been made. " The House of Lords--which seems to be almost the last refuge of political ignorance and passion—the House of Lord', has consented to the establishment of vote by ballot, by which persect security and inde pendence will be given to every elector. They have, unfortunately, insisted on a reservation which shows how little they know of the signs of the times, which must infallibiy create embarrassment, and contest, and party strife. This might have been avoided, for they, of all persons, have the greatest interest in dispe::sing with it."

15.—The Free Church Presbytery of Dundee engage in the consideration of a charge brought against the Rev. Mr. Knight, a member of their body, of having preached in the chapel of the Rev. James Martineau, London. After a long discussion, a motion was adopted, setting forth that Mr. Knight's conduct was highly censurable, but that in view of the offence being the first of the kind with which the Church had had to deal, Mr. Knight should simply bę admonished, required to repudiate the Unitariar body as forming part of the Church of Christ

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8.-Convalescent Home at Highgate opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales.

A vote of 4,1331. for the legal expenses of Governor Eyre's defence against criminal prosecutions, carried by 243 to 130 votes.

At the Central Criminal Court, Henry Benson pleaded guilty to obtaining 1,000l. from the late Lord Mayor on the false pretence of relieving the destitute inhabitants of Châteaudun at the close of the war, and was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment with such hard labour as he was able to perform.

9.-Explosion in Tradeston Flour Mills, Glasgow, causing the destruction of an extensive range of buildings, the deaths of fourteen people, and serious injury to twelve others employed in the building at the time. The calamity was at first attributed to an escape of gas, but scientific and practical evidence submitted to a court of inquiry held immediat.ly asierwards, made it more likely to have beer.

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