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THE CHOLERA.

TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF NAPHTHA.

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" KILLING NO MURDER." AN EXTRAORDINARY…

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KILLING NO MURDER." AN EXTRA- ORDINARY ACTION FOR LIBEL. A remarkable action was tried, before Baron Deaay and a special jury, at the Belfast assizes, last week. Joseph Crawford sought to recover damages, laid at £ ■1,000, from Mr. A. J. M'Kenna, registered proprietor of the Ulster Observer, the organ of the radical party in Belfast. The plaintiff is a farmer, residing in the county of Monaghan, and served as foreman of the jury which tried Edward Warren Gray for the murder of Patrick Shevelin, at the spring assizes for that county. A verdict of acquittal was returned. The alleged libel was headed "Killing no murder:"— "Edward Warren Gray, a protestant, who was accused 01 oaseiy, brutally, and cowardly shooting Patrick Shevelin, a catholic, last July, was yesterday accquitted of the deed by a Monaghan jury. Two men named Steen and Glen, also protestants, who beat the dead man and fractured his skull before the assassin murdered him, were also acquitted. Some catholics charged with having assaulted the station-master, a pro- testant, were found guilty, but all the protestants ac- cused of bloodshed and riot esoaped-tbe only convic- tions were convictions of catholios whose offence, if com- mitted at all, were minor offences and were the result of bitter provocation. The protestants, from the alleged murderer down to the least rioter, were allowed to walk scatheless from the dock; and this is the way justice is still administered in the north of Ireland. We mean no offence to our protestant fellow-country- men in general by the observations. They are, as a body, above reproach of any man, and have the qualities which command our respect; but, we repeat, the protestant juries—the Orange jnries, perhaps we should say-which liberated Gray, Glenn, and Steen, enacted a travestie on justice, and disgraced the sacred functions they were called upon to discharge. It is monstrous to think of it that innocent blood can be shed with impunity, and justice herself turned into a defender of guilt. We must perform at any cost the duty which devolves upon us, and we now arraign the verdicts given at the Monaghan assizes as the most infamous and corrupt that ever proceeded fram the jury box, even in Ireland." Mr. Butt, Q.C., was principal counsel for the defendant. The jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff—6d. damages.

THE HYDE-PARK RlOTS.

EXTRAORDINARY DEATH OF A CHILD…

IFACTS AND FACETXiE.

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