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party. “In the case so mubmitted on behalf of the United States, large claims have been included, which are uirlerstood on my part not to be within the province of the arbitrators. In this subject I have caused a friendly communication to he made to the Government of the United States. The Emperor of Germany was undertaken to arbitrate on the San Juan water boundary; and the cases of the two Governments have been presented to his Imverial Majesty.” Bills were promised in connection with education in Scotland, regulation of mines, licensing system, secret voting, and corrupt practices at elections. The Address was agreed to in each House without a division, Mr. Disraeli criticising with some severity the misunderstan ling which had been permitted lo grow out of the Washington Treaty. Her Majesty's Ministers had adopted a new system of vindicating their policy during the recess, and might be said for the last six months to have lived in a blaze of apology.
6.-Died, General W. F. Beatson, chief of the Bashi-Bazouk force during the Crimean War.
7.—The Speaker, Mr. Denison, announces his intention of resigning, as the labour of the House had increased of late to an extent which greatly overtaxed his strength. Mr. Gladstone thereupon gave notice of his intention to move a vote of thanks for his fifteen years' distinguished services in the chair, and for an address to lier Majesty that she would be raciousl pleased to bestow some signal mark of her Royal favour upon the Speaker. On the subject of the pension usually given to retiring Speakers, Mr. Denison had previously written to the Prime Minister :-"
-“Though without any pretensions to wealth, I have a private fortune which will suffice, and for the few years of life that remain to me I should be happier in feeling that I am not a burden to my fellowcountrymen.”
Came on before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the case of the Rev. John Purchas, of Brighton, charged with not having obeyed the monitions as to the discontinuance of certain vestments in the Holy Communion service, and the performance of ceremonies he had practised in the services; as also in the use of lighted candles, incense, and mixing water with the communion wine, and likewise as to wąfer bread. Mr. Purchas was further cited for not paying the taxed costs of 2,0961. 145. 1od. incurred in the former proceedings. Mr. Purchas did not appear. The Lord Chancellor said their lordships were clearly of opinion that several acts of contempt had bçen proved against Mr. Purchas, and the order they would pronounce would be that Mr. Purchas be suspended ab officio for one year from the time of service of the order. As to the costs, their lordships would direct that Mr. Purchas be pronounced in contempt, and a sequestration he issued on his lay property.
7.-Convocation meets for the despatch of business, the Bishop of Winchester presenting a memorial from the Church Union to the Upper House, praying that any alterations made in the Prayer-book may be based rather upon the first Prayer-book of Edward VI. than upon any subsequent revision of that book, and that such alterations may only be made after mature deliberation by the Convocation of the two Provinces “ratified by the full authority of the whole Sacred Synod of the nation, as was done on December 20, 1661, after the last revision of the book."
Died, at Notting Hill, aged 77, the Right Rev. S. Hinds, formerly Bishop of Norwich.
Died at Baltimore, aged 62 years, the Most Rev. John Spalding, D.D., Roman Catholic Primate of the United States,
8.-Lord Redesdale gives notice of his intention to ask the Foreign Minister a hypothetical question on the subject of the Alabama claims.
Died, aged 72, Joseph Pease, a leading member of the Society of Friends in Darlington, and connected by marriage with the Gurney and Fry families.
Assassination of Lord Mayo, Governor. General of India. The Viceroy left Moulmein on the 6th, and reached Andaman Island this morning. After inspecting the public institutions in all the dangerous parts of the convict colony, he ascended Mount Harriet, for the view, accompanied by a superintendent, a staff of seven, and an armed police guard. They reached the top near sunset, stayed ten minutes, and walked down with Count Waldstein and Captain Lockwood in advance, the rest close together, with the Viceroy's guard on both sides and in the rear. About 300 yards from the hill darkness came on and torches were lit. No convicts were near, except on barrows, with overseers, on a line off the road. About a quarter to seven they reached the pier, a narrow erection with steep stone sides. When about twenty-five yards from the boat, the superintendent, with the Viceroy's permission, dropped a little behind to give an order. It was now quite dark. The armed escort was close to the Viceroy on both sides, the police and his body servant in the rear, and Major Burne a few paces to the left. The Viceroy advanced a few paces along the pier, when a person unseen sprang in a moment out of the darkness, and stabbed him twice, on the top of the left shoulder and under the right shoulderblade. The assassin was immediately seized. The Viceroy ran a few paces forward and fell over the pier into shallow water on the left, but got up himself, and was helped out, his shoulder bleeding copiously.
Lord Mayo walked firmly, felt his shoulder, and said, “I don't think I am much hurt."
He was laid on a cart, the blood now flowing rapidly. When being carried to the boat after his
wounds were bound up, the Viceroy said twice, cumstances connected with the recent appoint“ Lift up my head.” He spoke no more, but ment to the Rectory of Ewelme. He said that expired shortly afterwards on his way to the the Act severing the rectory from the Regius ship. The assassin, who was seized on the spot, Professorship of Divinity at Oxford did not at lurned out to be a convict named Shere Ali, all limit the area over which the Crown could sentenced to penal servitude for a murder com- exercise its patronage, except that the Crown mitted in Peshawur in 1867. Intelligence of was entitled to present only a member of the the calamity reached London on the afternoon University of Oxford. He admitted that it of the 12th, and in the evening appropriate was he who had recommended Mr. Harvey, tributes were paid to Lord Mayo's great merits of King's College, Cambridge, to become pri in both Houses of Parliament. He was born formà a member of the University of Oxford in 1822, sat in the House of Commons as Chief and that it was no part of his duty to ascertain Secretary for Ireland in Lord Derby's Adminis- by inspection of original documents whether he tration, and was sent out to India by Mr. Dis. was possessed of the various qualifications raeli as Viceroy in 1868. The body was taken which Mr. Mowbray had enumerated.
He in the first instance to Calcutta, where the would, however, make inquiries, and inform utmost excitement prevailed for a time, and the House of the result. then conveyed by way of Suez to England. 8.-Died, aged 87, John Poole, dramatist,
15.--Earl Stanhope moves the sense of author of the once popular “Paul Pry.”
the House regarding the elevation of Sir
Robert Collier to the Bench of Common Pleas, 9.-Mr. Brand elected Speaker in room of strongly condemning the course which the Mr. Denison, his proposer being Sir Roundell Government had taken. After explanation by Palmer, and seconder Mr. Locke-King.
Lord Granville the motion was negatived by 10.-Departure of the Livingstone Search
89 to 88 votes. In the course of the debate Expedition, consisting of Lieut. Dawson, R.N., the Duke of Argyll declared that the letter of Lieut. Henn, R.N., and Mr. Oswald Living
the Lord Chief Justice was only the letter of stone, son of the traveller.
Sir Alexander Cockburn ; and throughout it he
indulged in railing--he might almost say in The Prince and Princess of Wales leave
ribald-accusation against the Goveronient. Sandringham for Windsor and Osborne.
When such was the case he denied that their 12.-M. Rouher elected to sit for Corsica in lordships were bound to attach any more weight the National Assembly.
to the obiter dicta of Sir Alexander Cockburn Mines Regulation Bill introduced by Mr.
than to those of anyone else. Sir Alexander's Bruce, and the Scotch Education Bill by the
vocabulary was so rich and spicy, or so. senLord Advocate.
sational,” as Mr. Justice Willes called it—and
that meant claptrap rubbish--(a laugh)—that 13.—The late Speaker of the House of he hardly knew how to deal with it. “Evasion,". Commons takes his seat in the Lords as "impropriety, “subterfuge,” were some of Viscount Ossington.
the pretty terms that were used ; and he (the - Lord Redesdale asked the Secretary for
noble duke) took leave to tell him that their Foreign Affairs whether, if A and B in
lordships were quite as able as he was to judge partnership sue C in a court of law for injury
of the applicability of such phrases. The done to their firm by fraud or otherwise, and
letter, then, was simply the letter of Sir C pleads and proves that B was acting with
Alexander Cockburn, written, too, in a state him in all the matters complain of, such plea
of great irritation, and even of effervescence. would not be a complete answer to the suit,
And why? Because this Government, which and render any recovery of damages impossible?
was so addicted to jobbery, had actually kept Why a plea which is good law and which com
a judgeship in the Queen's Bench vacant for mon sense pronounces to be just has not been
two years.-Lord Westbury described this considered by her Majesty's Government ap
attack'as unjust and indecent; and acting on plicable to a new case in international law, aid
the suggestion of mutual friends, his grace tuok urged against the Alabama claims made on
an early opportunity of expressing his regret this country by the United States of America,
“fur any words which may have justly seemed in which the North and South are
personally offensive to the Lord Chief Justice.” partners, inasmuch as all the acts for which
The Post thereupon remarked, “With respect this country is charged with being culpably
to the apology made by the Duke of Argyll in responsible were done by the South, and that
the House of Lords yesterday afternoon it is partner now joins in the application to paid enough to state, as we are in a position to for having done them? Lord Granville de
state, that had such an apology not been made, clined to answer hypothetical questions on
either by the Duke of Argyll or some other English law, and stated that it would be
member of the Cabinet, it would have been undesirable to discuss the Alabama claims at
impossible for Sir Alexander Cockburn to the present stage of the negotiations.
continue to represent the Government on the
Alabama arbitration." In the Commons a - In answer to a question put by Mr. vote of censure on the Collier case was rejected Mowbray, Mr. Gladstone explains some cir- by 268 to 241 votes.
15.-In the Commons the second reading consist of the publican, who has been offended of the Ballot Bill is carried by 109 to 51 votes. by the vicar's last sermon against drunkenness, Meeting in St. James' Hall, to promote
and two of his best customers. He admitted reform in the Church of England, as opposed
that some years ago there might be a necessity to disestablishment; presided over by Lord
for Church associations, but these vigilance Lyttelton. Resolutions were proposed having
committees were rapidly becoming a dangerous reference to increased liberty in the use of
ruling power in the Church instead of the Prayer-book services, the discontinuance of the
Bishops. The Church Association is not the Athanasian Creed, and lay representation for
only association of this kind-there is also the parochial work.
Church Union. I admit that the object of that
society is not to undertake prosecutions 16.—Died, in his goth year, the Right Rev.
(cheers)—but after a time, when persecution Dr. Daly, Protestant Bishop of Waterford and
has gone on incessantly upon one side, there is Cashel
that in human nature, and in clerical human Despatches from Melbourne announce nature, to turn upon the other side, and what that Bishop Patteson's death had been “avenged” will then be the peace and harmony of the by shelling the village where the murder was Church when it is divided between these rival committed.
persecutors, when each diocese is turned into 17.-Murder in Lambeth. While George
a happy hunting ground for these rival societies Merritt, a stoker, was proceeding to his work
-these theological Communists and Versail.
lists—and when each in its turn proceeds to at the Lion Brewery about three o'clock A.M., he was met by a man who at once fired
mark out its respective hostages for ecclesiasti. a pistol at him. The first shot missed ; then
cal execution ? (Cheers.) A nice state of things a second was fired, which also missed. Merritt
for the clergy-the Church Association swoop: now began to run, when a third shot was fired,
ing down upon them from above, the Church which struck him in the neck. The assassin
Union rushing on them from below, while then came up, and, attacking him in a fearful
every now and then they find themselves hooked manner, with a dagger, stabbed him several
by a neat turn of the Episcopal wrist." times, and then ran away. He was met at the
(Laughter.) “Make the clergy,” concluded the top of Tennison Street by a constable, who
Bishop, “ the slaves of a faction, or the victims stopped him, and took him back to the spot
of a party ; destroy their self-respect and whence the reports of the pistol proceeded.
independence; and it will not be so much the The body of the victim was then found. On
clergy in the end as the laity who will suffer, the policeman turning his lantern on the
Whatever degrades the clergy injures the laity unfortunate man, the assassin said, “Why,
of the Church, and therefore it is not mainly that is not the man I wanted.” The wounded
in the interests of the clergy, but quite as much man soon afterwards expired, and the assassin
in the interests of the laity, that I do most was taken into custody. He gave his name or
earnestly entreat your lordships not to vote for names as William Chester Minor, and it was
the second reading of this bill.” afterwards ascertained that he had at one time 19.–Lady Charles Innes Kerr seriously been a surgeon in the American army, serving injured in the hunting-field, her horse rolling with distinction during the late war. At his over her when taking a fence near Langley trial at Kingston assizes, before Chief Justice Park. She was conveyed to Rowley Farm, Bovill, the jury gave effect to a plea of insanity and passed fully a month in a state exciting set up on the prisoner's behalf, and he was wide commiseration among all classes, from ordered to be confined during her Majesty's the Queen downwards. pleasure.
21.-Mr. William Longman writes to the 18.-Died at Jersey, aged 86 years, General Times urging the propriety of following preCharles Richard William Lane, C.B., of the cedents observed in 1664 and 1678, by opening Bengal Infantry, a veteran of the Mahratta
on the Thanksgiving day a Book of Suband Burmese wars.
scriptions for the completion of the Cathedral 19.–Lord Shaftesbury's Ecclesiastical Pro- Church of St. Paul, made in the year 1872, as cedure Bill thrown out in the Lords by 24 a Perpetual Memorial of Thanksgiving for the votes to 14, the principal speech against the mea- recovery of his Royal Highness the Prince of sure being made by the Bishop of Peterborough. Wales from a dangerous sickness,” and to keep Of all men, he said, the clergy from the very this book, like its two predecessors, in the nature of their profession stand most in need library of St. Paul's, as a permanent record of of protection. A clergyman is a person brought the year in which a crowning effort was made into collision—sometimes violent collision, for the completion of the Cathedral. “In this with the prejudices, passions, and party-spirit book it is intended that the names of all those of the people, and yet it is proposed that he who may make contributions for this especial shall be liable to prosecution by these people. object shall be inscribed, and it is hoped that The squire of the parish whose wife may not all who may be able to do so will, as was done have received a return visit from the clergy- by our forefathers, sign their names in it, as man's wife, may, with his gardener and bailiff, the interest and value of the book to future form the prosecuting trio.
Or the trio may
generations will thereby be greatly increased."
21.--Died, aged 80 years, Colonel W. Nicol Burns, late of the Indian Army, last surviving son of the poet.
- Lord Northbrook announced as the new Governor-General of India. The duties of Acting-Viceroy were, in the meantime, pero formed by Lord Napier of Magdala.
· Mr. Chambers' Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Bill read a second time in the Commons by 186 to 138 votes.
Funeral service at Calcutta, in front of Government House, over the remains of Lord Mayo, afterwards conveyed with befitting ceremony on board her Majesty's ship Daphne.
Sir John Coleridge concludes his speech for the defence in the Tichborne case, having spoken for twenty-six days.
22.—The Army Estimates moved by Mr. Cardwell— total amount, 14,824,500l. ; decrease as coinpared with 1871, 1,027,000l. ; number of men 133,460, against 135,047 in 1871. One object specially kept in view under the Reconstruction Act of last year, was the localization of forces-identification with a locality for the purposes of recruiting, of training, of connecting regulars with auxiliaries, and of connecting the reserves with those who are actually under the standards. He believed that the principles of localization, wisely carried into effect, “will attract to the standards classes which do not now join them, will spread abroad a knowledge of the advantages which are offered by service in the army, and will associate the army with ties of family and kindred. It will induce men from the militia to join the army, and it will destroy competition in recruiting between the army and the militia.” It was proposed to divide the country into territorial districts, in each of which there would be a battalion of the line and two militia regiments, and with them would be brigaded the volunteers of the district under the comm.and of a lieutenant-colonel of the regulars, acting as brigadier. Each district would have a local central depôt, at which the recruiting and training would be carried on not only of the militia, but of the reserves and of the recruits for the line battalions.
Execution at Satory of Lagrange and others, as the murderers of Generals Lecomte and Thomas.
23.—Mr. Fish answers Lord Granville's “ friendly communication ” regarding the indirect claims, by affirming that they are covered by the protocol and treaty. The American Government, therefore, cannot withdraw from the case which they have presented for arbitration. The abrogation of the Treaty, it was also mentioned, was left to England.
Mr. Monckton carries for the Conservatives the seat of North Notts, vacant by the elevation of the Speaker ; the numbers being, Monckton 2,580, Laycock 1.524.
23.-Demonstration at Antwerp in favour of the Count de Chambord. 24.-Navy Estimates issued.
Total sum required for the year, 9, 508, 1491., being a decrease of 281,8071. as compared with last year.
27.-The Queen, with the Prince and Prin. cess of Wales, and other members of the Royal Family, accompanied by all the high officers of the Crown, proceed in state to St. Paul's Cathedral, to join in a Thanksgiving Service for the recovery of the Prince of Wales. The feeling of loyalty excited by the long and severe illness, joined to the elaborate preparations known to have been made for this ceremonial, combined to make it one of the most enthusiastic displays seen in her Majesty's reign. If the crowds were not at all points equally large, or single decorations quite so gorgeous as on the occasion of the Princess Alexandra's arrival, there was on the other hand an equality of richness, a continued and unvarying appearance of wealth, magnificence, and taste, from Pall Mall to Fleet Street, from St. Paul's to Holborn, from Oxford Street back again to Buckingham Palace, such as had never been seen before. This was in great part owing to the provident arrangements of the citizens, by which, instead of decorations made according to the taste of each separate individual, a complete design was in most places followed out in every particular by a careful combination of means and minds beforehand, while the emulation in rich hangings, banners, lamps, and devices, which on former occasions caused a certain prodigality and waste of resource, was this year shared between whole parishes or streets, so that the loss of picturesqueness on one side was more than compensated by a sustained and long drawn out uniformity of magnificence, such as had been hitherto unknown in London. The weather had been for some days raw and gusty, and as it was known that this was the only circumstance likely to interfere with the Prince's attendance, the opening of the morning was looked forward to with some concern. The day turned out to be exceptionally dry and mild for the season, and by ten o'clock myriads had taken up their station within the barricades in the streets, at the windows overlooking the route of the procession, or on the endless platforms with which it was lined. A few minutes past twelve o'clock the procession set out from Buckingham Palace, and proceeded slowly to St. Paul's by way of the Green Park, Pall Mall, the Strand, Fleet Street, and Ludgate Hill. First came the carriages of the Speaker, the Lord Chancellor, and the Commander-in-Chief, fol. lowed by nine Royal carriages, six of them filled with ladies and gentlemen of the Court, the seventh with the younger brothers of the Prince, another by the Master of the Horse, and the last by the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Albert Victor, and the Princess Beatrice. In the Park the Royal party were first saluted by a band of 30,000
children, who sung the National Anthem
the procession passed. At Temble Bar they were received by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, and the Queen presented with the City sword, graciously returning it to its bearer.
While the Court party were passing along the decorated streets, amid deafening welcomes, a vast company of 13,000 had assembled in St. Paul's, composed largely of members of both Houses of Parliament, representatives of the army and navy, the heads of the great City Companies, and civic dignitaries from all parts of the kingdom. Within the Cathedral nothing could be more complete than the arrangements, and nothing more perfect than their execution. The doors having been opened early in the morning, everybody got in without delay, and found places without confusion. At one o'clock the procession arrived at the great western entrance to the Cathedral, and streamed in through a vestibule erected on the steps, bearing the inscription, “I was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the House of the Lord.” The Queen was received by the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, and conducted with stately reverence to the Royal pew set apart for her household. She was dressed, it was noticed, in black velvet, broadly trimmed with white ermine, and the Princess in blue covered with a black lace mantle. The Prince of Wales wore the uniform of a general officer with the collars of the Orders of the Garter and Bath. Her Majesty, leaning on the Prince, led one of her grandchildren by the hand, the Princess of Wales another. The service began with the “Te Deum,” followed by a few responses from the Liturgy and Lord's Prayer ; then the ordinary prayers for the Queen and Royal Family, with a special form of thanksgiving. The Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the benediction, and afterwards preached a short sermon from the text, Rom. xii. 5, “Members one of another." This was succeeded by a Thanksgiving Hymn specially prepared for the occasion, which brought the service to a close a few minutes before two o'clock. The processioni then re-formed at the Cathedral door, and set out on the return journey by way of Ludgate Hill, Old Bailey, Holborn Viaduct, Oxford Street, to the Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, and Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace, all converging thoroughfares on the way being decorated as profusely and crowded with people cheering as lustily as the route traversed before. In the evening the illuminations were on a scale commensurate with the splendour of the reception accorded to her Majesty and family during the day.
27.-Although careful inspection was made of most of the platforms lining the route of the Royal procession to-day, a general regret was felt towards evening that several spectators had been hurt at different parts of the city by the falling of scaffolding and the excited ('rush in the streets.
27.-Collision in the Mersey between the Cunard steamer Parthia, bound for Boston, and the screw steamer Emiliano, inward bound from Singapore and Manilla. The latter had to be beached near Tranmere, and her cargo, consisting of tobacco and sugar, was almost destroyed. The Parthia afterwards ran into the Nina, from Vigo, and did her considerable damage.
Died, Rev. John McLeod Campbell, D.D., author of various religious treatises and sermons, some of which led to his being sus. pended from a charge in the Scotch Church at Row for heresy in 1831.
29.—The Queen writes from Buckingham Palace to Mr. Gladstone that she was anxious as on a previous occasion “to express publicly her own personal very deep sense of the reception she and her dear children met with on Tuesday, the 27th of February, from millions of her subjects on her way to and from St. Paul's. Words are too weak for the Queen to say how very deeply touched and gratified she has been by the immense enthusiasm and affection exhibited towards her dear son and herself, from the highest down to the lowest, in the long progress through the capital, and she would earnestly wish to convey her warmest and most heartfelt thanks to the whole nation for this great demonstration of loyalty. The Queen, as well as her son and dear daughterin-law, felt that the whole nation joined with them in thanking God for sparing the beloved Prince of Wales's life. The remembrance of this day, and of the remarkable order maintained throughout, will for ever be affectionately cherished by the Queen and her family.”
Assault on the Queen. About halfpast five o'clock, as her Majesty was entering Buckingham Palace after a drive, a lad suddenly presented himself at the side of the car. riage, holding a paper in one hand and a pistol in the other. He tried at first, it was said, to attract the attention of Lady Churchill, mistaking her probably for the Queen, by whose side she sat, and then appeared to be about to address himself to her Majesty, going round the back of the carriage, when the equerries and the Queen's personal attendant, John Brown, followed him and gave him into the custody of the police sergeant on duty at the time. The Queen showed no sign whatever of fear. The lad was immediately disarmed of the pistol, which proved to be unloaded. It was an old. fashioned weapon, with a flint and steel lock, which was broken, and in the barrel a piece of greasy red rag was found. He had also a knife in his possession, and the paper to which reference has been made was found on examination to be a petition, written on parchment, for the release of the Fenian prisoners. He was taken forth with to the King Street police-station, Westminster, where he gave the name Arthur O'Connor, and stated his age to be seventeen. Her Majesty at once caused a message to be