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THE TREATMENT OF PAUPER CHILDREN.,

FATALITY TO A ROOK-SHOOTING…

A BIRMINGHAM ROMANCE.

THE OASTLER MONUMENT.

MR. KICKHAM, THE RELEASED…

KCQUITTAL of YOUNG CHALONER…

BISHOP GOSS AT PRESTON.

WHAT WAR WOULD MEAN.

AN ACTOR ABOUT ACTORS.

FENIAN PRISONERS.

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FENIAN PRISONERS. A sense of justice and fair play compels us (Weekly Register) to make the following statement respecting the present treatment, to which at any rate a portion of the Fenian prisoners now in custody are subjected. And upon what we now say our readers may depend, as it comes from a most undoubted, although not an official, source. Whatever may have been the case elsewhere, the Fenian prisoners at Chatham, consist- ing of O'Donovan Rossa, Halpin, and about ten others of the chief met., amongst them now in England—are not by any means badly treated. The labour they have to perform is light, they are kept quite apart from the prisoners sentenced for crimes against person or property, they get wholesome food, and although clad in prison dress, those who desire it have warm un- derclothing given them. In a word, they are treated as well and as kindly as is possible, consistently with the act of parliament, which made their offence punish- a> ile by penal servitude. It is hardly necessary to say that of such an act of parliament we do not approve, for it is contrary to justice and civilisation that politi- cal prisoners should be condemned as convicts. Still, fair play demands that the whole truth should be told, and that needless obloquy should be removed from the Executive. It is also but just to state that the more humane treatment of the Fenian prisoners commenced under the rigime of Mr. Gathorne Hardy, the late Home Secretary, and has been continued by his suc- cessor, Mr. Bruce. It should, moreover, be known that such of the prisoners as are Catholics have every facility given them of attending to their religious duties. The priest who is chaplain to the prison says morning prayers every day in the chapel, and on Sun- days and holy days he celebrates mass, and hears the confessions of those who choose to avail themselves of the privilege.

BIRDS OF THE GUANO ISLANDS.

A COUPLE OF CLEVER DOGS!

EPITOME OF NEWS,

'1'HE MARKETS.

ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE…

A NARROW ESCAPE.

A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT.

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