-¡> IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. ,I» .the House of Commons, on Weclriesday, Mr. H. B. Sheridan move<1 the secoiidreading of the Rail ways (Gruarns' Faesengers' Comsnunication) Bill, the objeict of which explained to be to require directors of railway companies "2 Provide such means, subject to the sanction o £ the Board Trade. Mr. S. Cave assented to the second reading, but said he Must oppose it at a future stage, unless amendments were ^woduced wliich would make the measure workable, and remove some of the objections which railway companies; lualglat now reasonably make to it. rr,Pu the order of the day for the second reading of the, Trusts Bill, Mr. Walpole said he would consent to the second reading (lf tIAe bill on condition that it was referred to a select com- ttlttee. •Alter some discussion, in which Mr. H.ugessan, Juord «enlej, Mr. Herlev, Mr. Beach, and Mr. Knigfctt took part, 'he Kill was read a second time, and referred to a select oonufiitte0> i wralsittee. TI H11, the order of the day fqr the second reading of the ?i?'ic-houses, &c,, Regulation Bill, f u, Graves, who bad charge of the bill, stated that within, last three days he had received an intimation from the ~yTgrament of Mieir intention to oppose it, inasmuch as it; ]^e<5ted the taxation of the country. Under these circuin- l and feeliag great difficulty as a private member in 2J»ttuir with the question, he had no alternative but to, the bill. I After a few observations from Mr. "W. E. Forstar, Mr. J. 4 Mr■ Horsfall, and Mr. S. Cave, bill was withdrawn. v^r. M'Keuna moved the secondreading of thg Promissory ^es (Ireland) Bill. i|' ^olonel French moved the rejection of the bilL diaenssion ensued, which turned in a great measure on G e general currency law, and in the course of which Mr. ) Qschen said the question was whether it was wise to add ue, the value ef the monopoly of the issuing banks in Ire- iy, > a,nd thereby make it more difficultTto deal with tuft111' were proposed to adopt a general system of ,ii teirculatitin. Mr. Hankey expressed an opinion th ■aoties ought, not to be issued at all except by; State, or u/ider State superintendence. Mr. Alderman oils said he thought sufficient cause had not been ■it th°fVn ^or t^18 S. Cave said it seemed to him tnl- currency laws ought not to be tampered with by a otrate member in order to remedy partial evils. On the hand, the bill was supported by Sir J. Gray, M». arj^ ^rn; aB(* Murphy suggested that the f\^ou'd be referred to a select committee. a division the bill was thrown out by 70 to 46. ■'he House then adjourned. in In the House of Lords, on Thursday, the Earl of Derby, jjJ |efJly to Earl Russell, said rtnewed exertions had been j-. e by the neutral Powers to preserve peace, and tbe I Th*1? °t Holland had been induced to propose a conference. j *■ jJ 2^ conference was about to take place, and would meet j ^Jjondon not later than Tuesday, the 7th inst. j lA Marqaia of Clanricarde postponed a motion of which j (, d given notice in reference to the case of the Tornado..1 1 »j?6Veral bills were advanced a stage, and the House | turned.. •' Li* *^6 House of Commons, Mr. Bright gave notice of his J elltion tc, call the attention of the House to the course by t,e Government with regard to the proposed ) in Hyde-park, and [ i bill#' gave notice of his intention to bring in a and fclle more effectually securing certain royal parks ™ salens for the recreation of her Majesty's subjects. ¡ tha House -.vent into committee on the Representation of people Bill, resuming at clause 3, which is the clause j*, i^tmg to the,borough franchise. «»h Grosvpnor, who had an amendment.on the paper to *t't,nte a £ 5 rating for household suffrage, withdrew his ^eadment, and '.)■ Aju-ion moved an amendment to that part of the th f e wWcl:i requires a residence of two years. He moved ■vis' "twelve months" be substituted. Practically the pro- of the bid would require a residence of two years aad T,,111" months, which was longer than was required under the ^cipa! Act. '5>lr J. P+kvugton agreed .that there was BO principle in this bui'thf- Government could not adopt the amend- T He complained of the language used by Mr. Bright jsf. °i':aiii,gbain, who said the Government tried in every dirty wav to exclude th# people from the franchise. i *1 fra ^a1m«r said th«y must make the conditions of the t'13 same f"r those they were about to admit as ''aose who were already admitted to it. If two years 1 ^old ,3 p)ro^er tisae, why not apply it to a ten pound house- j er p -f- t J^r" B iSS thought that unlessth ey required a residence of ] it i* ^ears from the ten pounder,it was impossible to require "■Ona other voters. lie denied having deserted Mr. Glacl- /■'< t '1uiia<* acted on his instrnction and advice, for he told t}10m tj,ey mus- have a bill this session. Instead bis having deserted his party, he thought his party, had ^"Prted itiiu. Sir. Bright expressed his sorrow that-the cap that he was so to Mr. Bass that he had put it on; in fact, he was not in his mind when he made the ob- question, and with regard to the words quoted P? Sir John Pafeington, he begged leave to tell him that! expressed the opiaion of the 5,000 or 6,000 persons to t °si. ha addressed them. "With regard to the provision j y-^iring a two year's residence, it was simply a J k or ,i^;loa w^'c^ 'was founded on no qualification oifjfualifisation. It would apply with great severity ^'justice to the new voters, and.giva great dissatisxac- The i^striction was not proposed in order to im- i '• fitit&b ^,)e ^ua^ty Gonatituency, but to restrict the 1 After a few remarks from the Solicitor-General and edraa., jr j ^e committee divided, and the question that the words ] j 19? c^'iUSe stMid part of the bill was negatived, by 278 to J The Chancellor of the Exchequer then stated that after J d«. ci^lon which the committee had arrived at it was not ^ithm bis power, without consulting with his colleagues, to ^oceed with tbe bill, and he therefore moved that the e"airrnan report; progress. The motion was put, and several members cried "No," >j •Sd-there appearing to be a disposition to negative it, Mr. Gladstone said the Chancellor ef the Exchequer j, ^?viag declared that the matter required the consideration halling declared that the matter require d. the. consideration j ?* bitxiself and his colleagues, it was quite impossible for ne House to go on with the bill. j The motion was then agreed to, and the House resumed. j The Corrupt Practices Bill was read a second time. i other bills were advanced, a stage, and. The House adjourned. The House adjourned. .IH the House of Lords, on Friday, the Royal assent was ,1", In,611 by commission to the Lyon King of Arms (Scotland) ¡:Bill, the Oyster Fisheries Bill, and several private bills. Several bills were forwarded a stage. j, The House adjourned. j ..In the House of Commons, Mr. Brighfypresented a. peti- won, -which he stated was signed by thirteen gentlemen of Education and position, attributing the Fenian outbreak in Education and position, attributing the Fenian outbreak in ,1 Ireland to the chronic state of discontent which prevails in that country, pray ingo that the prisoners accused of Fenian- 18tn may have fair trials, aad for a review of the sentences Already passed upon the prisoners who have' been tried. j r I h hon. !.I1emb" who said he concurred in it, read the Petition amid much interruption from the Government side Of the bouse, and .On the Speaker putting the usual motion, That the pe- AT11 (^> on table," Major Knox moved that the petition should not be aUowefl to lie on tbe table. Mr. New&egate opposed the motion. I i'1'After eowe cmversation tbe motion was withdrawn, and I the petition was ordered to lie OR the table. Lord Naas, iu reply to a question from Mr. Blake, stated I, in consequence of the report of the medical officer of. V Mountjoy coi)vict prison, tHat the health of the untried was .sunenng, there, had been an amelioration of 'e rules. The subject was subsequently renewed by Mr. Maguire. J nThe O'Do' OII'iue, Mr. O Beirne, Mr. Synan, and Sir J. fo l'>wed, insisting on the-propriety and justice of a ^ore humane treiitm-nt Oj-J'ho political prisoners. Lord Naas said he had been at some pains to investigate i,' "Restatements in question, and believed them to be grossly GiTBj 10 (3. Mr. Walpole, in reply to Sir C. Russell, stated that his attention had been called to a resolution passed at a meet- °f Reform League held in tlie Sussex-hail on "ednesday ni^ht, b.v which it was determined to hold a to-blic meeting in Hvde-park on. Monday next, notwith- stacdieg the notification issued by nim that the meeting Would net be permitted; that be had received, in comtnon Jith o' htr members of the House, a list oi the members of Reform Letgue, in which the names of Mr. T-ho.ra.as ^Ughes, Mr. T. B. Potter, Mr. P. A. Taylor, and the I Y Donogbue, all members of the House, were published.as v'ee-presidents, but he did not suppose that thosegentle ?^eu would ever be guitty of an infraction of the law. :U- ^ad been in communication with the vestries and other v Persons with respect to their being sworn in as special con- stables to preserve the peace on Monday. Mr. Bright deprecated the employment of special con- stables to prevent the meeting. Nothing was more likely to create an ill-feeling between theca and other classes. He if the special constables were to foe drawn up in line 110 prevent the meeting. 1 > JVrr. Walpole aid no such thing was intended. On the order of the day for going into committee of supply being read, The Chancellor of the Exchequer took the opportunity of stating the views of the Government in reference to the v°te o £ the previous night in committee on the Reform Bill, *educing the residence required of the voter from two years one. That provi-iou, he said, was intended to insure the i Reality of the voter. The Government, however, did not ""ink it inconsistent with their duty to defer to the-opinion t 1Ihe House. In reply to a question which had been put "y Mr. W. E Forster, he stated that he intended to pro- j, Pose a clause repealing the third section of Sir W. Clay's -« relating to cotnpounders. It was an Act vicious in Principle, and limited in application, and the repeal of the faction in question would remove the objestion which had t »een expressed to there being any difference with regard to °8j»Boundmg between the two classes of voters. Mr. Horsman read the circular issued by the Chancellor "4 5* the Exchequer just previous to the bringing forward Of I tilaristioae's amendment;, stating that certain amend- fft.t¡;¡,.a.moDIl which he enumerated the reduction of the Peribd-of residence, were vitalvoints; the carrying, of which "WOhld tattse the Governroent to withdraw the bill, and. be asked fx- information as to what the Government regarded a-i vital i oinss. The Cli+iicoUor oi the jSxchequer said the circumstancss when that c'rcujar was issued were different from the pre- sent. Those Minendments were intended to substitute for the policy of the Government another policy, and since then the House had on one great point affirmed the policy of the Government. Mr. Bright then rose to call attention to the proposed interference with the public meetings announced to be held in Hyde-park ouMonday next. Assuming that the Goserximent had a right to close the park on any day or .any occasion, he submitted that that right ought to be exercised, as many other rights were, in accordance with the public interest and public good. He ridiculed the fej»rs eatertained by members of disturbances and riot at the proposed meeting, and stated that riots and dis- turbances never did ensue from political meetings, pointing, in proof of this assertion, to the immense meetings, which had recently ta^en place in Birmingham, the West Biding, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. He held it to be the duty of the Government to offer no kind of opposi- tion to the peaceable entrance of the people into the park, and when they were in the park to take no part in endea- vo ii-iiisr to prevent the intended proceedings of the day. N Neate urged t e, ome Secretary to pursue the course he had already adopted in forbidding the meeting in the park. < I Mr. D. ProAOey seconded the motion. c Mr. T. stated th,at some 18 months ago,,at-the request of some workiug men whom he much respected, he subscribed to the fund of the Reform League, and he was made one of tf'o vice-presidents. He held it to be true that tho c ->n'ie!i''n3 of the Government on the subject of Reform were due to the agitation on the subject. It would be cowardice him to recede from his position as vice-presi- dent of the Reform League, in consequence of any pressure put upon ilim by political opponents, and he accepted the responsibility or that position. He was not .afraid of the meeting in Hyde-park. He believed that no property would have been destroyed on the last occasion if the people had been allowed to enter the park. I Mr. Walpole denied that the Government had any inten- tion to deprecate public meetings of a political nature, ex- copr so far as they might be proposed to be held in pro- hibited places. The right of the Crown to prohibit such meetingfi in the Royal parks was, he thought, undoubted, arid the ji form League had not accepted the opportunity of trying it. A sirmlarright was established in many parts tbrong-bout, the country, created by the beneficence of pri- vate individuals, and therefore there was no special hard- ship in the case of the Royal parks. The Government pro- posed to bring in a bill on the subject, on the. ground that, though the. rights of the Crown are in their opinion un. doubted, the mode of exercising those rights so as to pre- vent the infraction of the law, as to the right which is con- ceded to persons entering the park, is not so easy of en- forcement. With regard to the course to be.pursued if the Reform League persisted in their intention of holding the meeting, he said no resistance would be offered by the Government. The gates would not be closed, but he hoped the parties woulS not insist on holding the meeting. Not only, however, had they declared that the meeting would be held, but had been used defying the Government, which no Government could submit to, and he hoped ic would not be repeated. There was no intention on the part of the Government to prevent them having the fullest dis- cussion ou political matters, provided it were not held in a place set apart for other purposes. Mr. Gladstone said, on a question respecting public order the space between the two side" of the Blouse entirely dis- appeared. The question was whether the extreme right ef the Government should not be waived but that was for the Home Secretary and his colleagues to determine. He did not share in the apprehensions with regard to the result of the people being gathered together. He recom- mended Mr. Neate to withdraw his motion. The discussion was continued at some leDgt1, and Government was pressed by Lord Eleho, Mr. Otway, Mr. Dentnaa, arid Mb Lowe, to state precisely what course they intended to pursue in reference to the meeting, but without eliciting any response further than that they would take precautions to preserve the peace. Mr. Neatetheu withdrew the motion, and the subject dropped. Mr. Walpole obtained leave to bringin a bill for the more effectually .and better securing theuse of certain Royal parks and gardens for the recreation and. enjoyment of her Majesty's subjects, and The House adjours.3d. The House of Lords, on Monday, sa,t but for a few minutes, and no business of public importance came be- fore it. In the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer stated, in reply to Sir. Headlam, tbat before the presentment of the grand jury in the case of Colonel Nelson and Lieutenant Brand, that martial law should be more clearly defined by legislative enactment," the attention of the Government had been directed to the subjeet, and circu- lars had been addressed to the colonial governors which might probably lew.4, to important results in this matter, and he prCIDisüdto lacy that circula,ron the table. TheChanceHor of the Exchequer, ia reply to Mr. Esmonde, stated that after the introduction of the Scotch Reform Bill, which he hoped would take place on Thursday or Monday,the hill for Ireland introduced. Mr. B. Ooborne again brought' up the subject of Mr. Dillwjn's memorandum. He charged Mr. DHlwyn with having been a decoy duck, and with having decoyed some 50 members to follow him in the division on Mr. Gladstone's amendment. Mr. Dillwyn said he was ready to produce the document if the House desired it" but he declined to do so on the invi- tation of Mr. Osborne. Colonel Taylor said the statement he sent to the papers was a correct one. He regarded the conversation between him and Mr. Dxllreyn as of a privite nature. Mr. Lowe remarkedtllat Colonel Taylor represented that the Chancellor of the Exchequer was favourable to a pro- posed amendment, and then, after the division, they had the Chancellor of tbe Exchequer coming down and saying tshe clause was a bad clause. He thought that, a subject requiring explanation. The Chancellor of the -Exchequer said he would refer to the matter on the bill going into committee. The HOtRØ then went iIltocommittee on the Representa- tion of the People Bill. Thy Chancellor of the EKclwquersaid he had had no communication with Mr. Hibbert on the subject. He had submitted to his colleagues the amendment of the hon. member (giving a vote to the compounders),, and he regretted it was not in t,heir power to agree to the amendment. He had already placed on the table amendments which would givefacdities to compounders to claim the franchise. The compounder would be re- quired to pay the full rate, but then he would be entitled to .deduct the whole of it from his rent. Practically the compounder now aid the whole of the ntein the rent, and as he would be entitled, if he paid it to the overseer himself, to deduct it from the re-at, he would not be fined, nor would the landlord be fined either, for he would no longer be called upon to pay the rate in case the property was empty. He did not think they sbouldcrcate an in- vidious distinction betweendjfferent classes of voters, and therefore he should propose to repeal Sir "William Clay's Act, of course saving all existing rights, by which he meant those who have votes under the existing law. Mr. Bright remarked that the Chancellor of the Exchequer was evidently making some little progress; and if they could postpone the mr.,tter for a day or two, he thought they might come to some agreement. The committee then proceeded with the clause, and the words "twelve months," which relate to the period of residenec, and which were virtually, but not technically, agreed to on Thursday evening, were inserted amid cheers. Mr. M. Torrons moved to insert words giving the vote to lodgers who have occupied for the whole of the preceding twelve months. After some discussion, The Chancellor of the Exchequer said he and those who acted With him had long been of opinion that lodgers ought to have the franchise; but he did not entirely approve of the manner in which this proposition was brought forward, but if the hon. gentleman would bring forward his lodger franchise in a definite and distinct shape, and in a con- venient manner, it would receive a kind and friendly con. sideration, with an anxious.desire to adopt it. After some further discussion, Mr. Torrens, on the understanding that the Government would embody the lodger franchise in their bill, withdrew the clause. Mr. Candlish then moved another amendment, to insert the words, 11 Part, of a dwelling-house." The Attorney-General contended that the amendment was unnecessary; put the state of the lawbeingfurbher ex- plained by Sir Roundell Palmer, and Mr. Denman, and Mr. Candlish stating that he only asked for the enfranchisement of the occupiers if they were rated and paid their rates, he agreed to bring up a clause to carry Mr. Candlish's object, and Igr. Candlish thereupon withdrew his amendment. On the motion cf the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chairman was then ordered to report progress, and the House resumed. On the order of the day for going into committee on the Corrupt Practices at Elections Bill, Sir R Collier said the bill contained many objectionable provisions, and moved that the bill be referred to a select committee. Sir F. Goldsmid remarked that the only way to stop bribery to give the seat to the candidate who had not •bribed, however few votes lie might have obtained. Mr. S vndford supported theaineuclment. 811: G. Grey also strongly condemned the bill. Sir S. ^o^thcota said Government had no objection to refer the bill to a, select committee. Mr. B. Hope denied that this was a bill to prevent bribery and. corruptIOn. Mr. H. ^erkeley waMed the House that, if they extended the franchise without^ giving protection to the voter, they would only extend bribery. Mr. Osborne did not believe the protestations of members against bribery, because every of business in this country was, conducted on COmmereial, principles. The fact was one half of them wOuld not be there if they had not long purses. He believed the bill was a bill in the right direction. After a few wards from Colonel Sykes in favour of the ballot, the bill was referred to a select committee. Several bills were advanced a stage, and the House ad- joiirhed. In the House of Lords, on Tuesday, the Earl of Derby announced the intention of Government to advise her Ma- jesty toissue a Soyal Commission to consider the subject Of ritaalismi-on the nderstlLndingthat it should inquire :not I only into the xiibrie relating to vestments, but,into -the whole pf the rubrics relating to ceremonial and reforms of Worship, Lord Lyttelton moved the second reading of the bill for m,lnerease of the episcopate. The Archbishop of Canterbury tendered his hearty thanks to the noble lord for bringing in the bill. An increase of the episcopate was urgently required to meet the spiritual wants of the people. Lord Stanley of Alderley suggested that suffragan bishops njight be appointed, and said he thought the measure ought to be introduced by a responsible minister of the Cro wn. Earl Russell would support t,he.second reading. The Earl of Derby admitted the importance of the question. He agreed to the second reading, but pointed out a number of details which would have to be carefully considered. The bill was read a second time. Earl Cowper gave notice of his intention, on Thursday, to call attention to the conduct of the Government with re- spect to the meeting in Hyde-park, and Their lordships adjourned." In the House of Commons, Sir J. Gray moved that the House will on a future day resolve itself into committee to consider the temporalities and privileges oFotbe Established Church in Ireland. The Protestant Establishment was planted in Ireland by a conquering race, and for a long series of years attempts were made to support it by all kinds of penal legislation; but they had all faileil to make it popular. He believed that there never would be peace and contentment in Ireland as long as this Establishment was maintained. Colonel Greviile seconded the resolution. Sir F. Heygate moved the previous question. Mr. Vaace seconded the anietidmetat. Mr. Gladstone said he felt a difficulty in supporting the resolution, not because .he questioned the soundness of the hon. member's proposition, but because he thought they ought ,not to pass the resolution without being prepared to give effect to it. It was with extreme reluctance that he had arrived at this conclusion, because, with the ex- cention of some of the flowery epithets, he agreed with all that wis said by the seconder of the motion. There were three grounds on which they mig-btmaintarin a religious establishment. One was to maintain truth. But it would be incol1si-tent to say that we supported the Irish establishment-to maintain truth, seeing that we supported the College of Maynooth. The second ground was, that the established religion was the religion of the bulk of the people. But that was notoriously not the case in Ireland. A third ground was, that it was therdigion of the poorest class of the community. Bat the Protestant Church ia Ireland was the church of the rich. Neither English- men. nor Scotchmen would tolerate being treated in this way. Let them apply to Irishmen the same measure by which they would themselves be meted. He trusted tbe time was not far distant when Parliament would take the question tip, .-and when it did he was sanguine enough to entertain the hope, that a result would be arrived at which would be a blessing to them all. Th9 Attorney- General for Ireland, paid he had never heard a speech having a more communistic tendency than that he had just heard. It was destructive of the rights of pro- perty. He quoted the Duke of Wellington as an authority for the statHment tba,t a compact was entered into for the continued maintenance of the Irish Protestant Church, and he contended that to take the revenues from the church would be as great a robbery as to deprive individuals of their property. Mr. Murphy argued that the establishment ought not to bemMnttiMed and said his desire was to see ecclesiastical equality in Ire1¡),nd. Mr. Lefroyhaving addressed the House in support of the establishment, attd Mr. Lamont an d Mr. Synan against it, Lord Naas followodthe Attorney-General for Ireland in contending that to deprive the Irish Church of its property was to be Muiity of COl1fiscr,t,ion. Mr. C Fortescne con!roverfed tke property argument, and denied that they were debarred by the Act of Union rom dealing with this matter. Regard for the peace of Ireland demanded the settlement of this question. Lord C. Hamilton strongly opposed the motion, and Mr. Mogi.irn strongly supported it. Mr Nes d gate emphatically repudiated the proposal to endow the Rous an Catholic elergy. It was viliat proposal whkh lay beneath this motion. On a division the H"use decided by a majority of 195 to 183 not to put the question. Lord Amberley ObtnJned leave to briag in a bill to amend the law relating to the registration of persons entitled to vote in the election of members to serve in P".rli¡puent. Several bills were advanced a stage, and the House lid. turned at five minutes to one o'clock,
1 THE DUKE OF BEDFORD has forwafeied to Mrs. Gladstone a donation of £ 500 towards the fund for the Convalescent Homes.
SENTENCE OF DEATH ON FENIAN PRISONERS. Chief Justice Whiteside has been called on to assume the black cap for the first time since ,j;1e attained his judicial position, and to pass sentence of death for the highest crime known to the law. The Commission Court was crowded to excess throughout the day the passages were full of parsons endeavouring to gain admission, and even the barristers in court could not obtain seats. The Chief Justice commenced his charge at ten o'clock in the morning of the 1st of May. Slowly and carefully he went through the entire evidence sworn on the trial, pointing out the passages that to him appeared important, and explaining the nature and effect of the statements that had been made. His lordship did not conclude till half-past two o'clock, and the jury then retired to consider the verdict. Each juror had his pocket-book full of notes taken as the case proceeded, or slips of paper containing the prin- cipal facts that had been sworn to during the pro- gression of the trial. Twice they returned to court to ask their lordships' opinion as to the several counts, and the course they were to adopt respecting the evidence, I and they seemed particularly anxious to understand the confirmatory grounds on which they were to base the testimony of the informers. During this time the prisoners seemed to be wholly unaffected by the pro- ceedings. Six o'clock arrived, and the Attorney-General had entered to some extent on his address to the jury in the case of Captain M'Cafferty, when the jury returned to court, after an absence; of four hours. Mr. Smartt, deputy clerk of the Crown Gentlemen, have you agreed to your verdict ? The Foreman We have. Mr. Smartt: Yon say that Thomas Doran and Patrick Burke are guilty of the charges .specified in the first, second, third, and fourth counts and you say that although compelled to discharge your duty to find a verdict of guilty against both prisoners, yet you wish to recommend Thomas Doran to the favourable considera- tion of the Court, as it does not appear that lie was so long or so actively engaged in promoting the objects of this traitorous conspiracy. The Attorney-General I pray judgment, my lord. BURKE'S ADDRESS TO THE COURT. The prisoners were then asked if they had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed on them. Burke first addressed the bench. He spoke in a clear, deliberate, and dispassionate voice, and during the delivery of his speech not the slightest noise could be heard. Sometimes holding on to the rail of the clock, and at other times gesticulating in an impressive manner, Burke seemed to try to impart as much force as possible to his remarks, which were as follow:- My Lord,-It is not my intention to occupy much of your time in answering the question why the sentence of the Court should not be passed upon me but I may, with, your permission, review a little of the evidence that has been brought against me. The first evidence I would speak of is that of Sub-Inspector Kelly, who had a conversation with me in Clonmel, Tipperary. He. states that he asked me then how was my friend, or what about my friend, Mr. Stephens, and that I made answer and said he was the most beloved man that ever was or .ever would be in America. Here, standing on the brink of my grave, in the presence of the Almighty and ever-living God, I brand that as being the vilest perjury that ever man gave utterance to. No such conversation ever occurred. The name of Stephens was not mentioned. I shall pass from that, and then touch on the evidence of Britt. He states that I assisted in distributing the bread to the party within the fort, and that I stood with him on the wagon or cart. This is also false. I was not in the fort at the time, I was not there when the bread was being distributed. I came in afterwards. Both of these assertions have been made and sub- mitted to the men in whose hands my life rested as evidence, made up by these iyien solely and purely for the purpose of giving my body to an untimely grave. There are many things, my lord, that have been sworn to here to prove my complicity in a great many acts having been alleged that I took part in. It is not my desire now, sir, to give utterance to one wordfully conscious of my honour as a man, which has never been imputed—fully conscious that I can go into my grave with a name and character unsullied. I can only say these .parties actuated by a desire neither for their, own aggrandisement or to save their paltry, miser- able souls,.have pandered to the appetites-if I may So speak-of justice,-and my life shall pay the forfeit. F.ully convinced and. satisfied with the righteousness of my every act in connection with this the late revolution- vary .movement in Ireland, I have nothing to recall- nothing that I would undo—-nothing that J- feel 'that a blush of shame should mantle my brow, or my conduct and career as a private, as a citizen, and in America, if you like, as a soldier. Even in this my hour of trial I feel the consciousness of having lived an honest man, and I will add, I proudly believe that if I have given my little aid to give freedom and liberty to the land of my birth, I have done only that which every Irishman, and every man whose soul throbs with a feeling of liberty should do. And, my lord, while scarcely—I feel I should not mention the name of MasseyI feel I should not pollute my lips with the name of that traitor, whose illegitimacy has been proven here-a man whose name is not known, and who, I deny point blank, ever wore the star of a colonel of the Confederate army-him I shall let rest. I shall pass him by in the words of the poet May the grass wither from his feet; The woods deny him shelter The earth a home, and his ashes a grave The sun its light, and Heaven its God.' Let Passey remember from this day forth he carries with him, as my able and eloquent counsel, Mr. Dowse, has stated, a serpent that gnaws his conscience—that he carries about with him in his breast a living hell from which he can never be separated (sensation). I, my lords, have no desire for the name of a martyr. I ask not the death of a martyr but if it is the will of that Almighty and Omnipotent God that my devotion for the land of my birth shall be tested on the scaffold, I am willing there to die in defence of the rights of man to free government, the rights of an oppressed people to throw off the yoke of thraldrom. I am an Irishman by birth, an American by adoption, by nature a lover of freedom, and an enemy to that power that holds my native land in the bonds of tyranny. It has no godly structure I of self-government. Before I go any further I have an important duty that I wish to dispose of. To my learned, i talented, and eloquent counsel, I offer them the poor j gift of thanks—the sincere and heartfelt thanks of an honest man. I offer them, too, in the name of America, the thanks of the Irish people. I know that, I although I am here without a friend, without a relative -in fact, 3,000 miles away from my family, I know that I am not forgotten there. The great and generous I Irish heart of America to-day feels for, to-day sympa- thises with, and does not forget the man who is willing to tread the scaffold-aye, defiantly, proudly, conscious of no wrong—in advance of American principles, in advance of liberty. I now, to Messrs. Butt, Dowse, O'Loghlen, and all of the counsel, with Mr. Curran and my very able solicitor, Mr. Lawless, return individually and collectively my sincere and heartfelt thanks. I shall now, my lords, as no doubt you will suggest to me the propriety of, turn my attention to objects beyond the grave. I shall now look only to that home where sorrows are at an end—where joy is eternal. I I shall hope and pray that freedom may yet dawn on this poor downtrodden country. It is my-hope—it is j my prayer, and the last words that I shall utter [ will be—a prayer to God for forgiveness, and a prayer for poor old Ireland. Now, my lords, in will be-a prayer to God for forgiveness, and a prayer for poor old Ireland. Now, my lords, in relation to this Corydon, I will make a few re- marks. Perhaps, before I go to Corydon, I should say much has been spoken-on that table of Colonel Kelly' and the meetings held at his quarters or lodgings in London. I desire to state that I never knew where Colonel Kelly's lodgings were. 1 never knew where he lived in London until I heard the informer Massey an- nounce it on the table. I never attended a»meeting at Colonel Kelly's and a hundred other statements that ,i' have been made on that table to you, and to you, gen- tlemen of the jury, I solemnly now declare on my oath, as a maii-aye, as a dying man—these statements have I been totally unfounded. They have been false from beginning to end. In relation to a small paper that was introduced here, and brought against me as evidence, as having been found on my person—in connection with that I desire to say that that paper was not taken on my person. I know no person whose name is on that paper. O'Byrne, of Dublin, or any other ol those whose j names you heard of, I never saw or never met. That paper has been put in there for some purpose. I now swear positively it is not in my handwriting. I can also swear I never saw it; yet it is used as evidence against me. Is this justice ?—is this right ? j —is this manly? I am willing if I have trans- gressed the law to suffer the punishment, but I [ am opposed to this system of trumping up a case to throw away the life of a human being. True, I ask for no mercy. My present emaciated form, my consti- tution somewhat shattered, it is better that my life should be brought to an end than dragging out a miser- able existence in the prison pens of Portland. Thus it is, my lord, I accept of the verdict. Of course, my lords, my acceptance is unnecessary. I am satisfied with it. And now I shall close. True, it is there are-! many feelings which actuate me at this moment; in j fact, these few disconnected remarks can give no idea of j what I desire to say to the Court. I have ties to bind | me to life and society as .strongly as any man in this court. I have a family I love as much as any man in this court, but I can remember the blessing I received J from an aged mother's lips as I left her for the last time —she speaking as the Spartan mother did, 'Go, my boy; return either with your shield or on your shield.' This I consoles me; this gives me heart. I submit to my doom, and I hope that God will forgive me my past sins. 1 hope that, inasmuch as he has for 700 years preserved Ireland, notwithstanding all the tyranny to which she has-been subjected as a separated and distinct nationality, He will also assist her to retrieve her fallen fortunes and so raise her in her beauty and majesty the sister of Co- I lumbia—the peer of any nation in the world." DORAN'S ADDRESS. The Lord Chief Justice asked the prisoner Doran if i he had anything to say ? The prisoner said My lords, I have not got much to I say. Of course, 1 could not follow in the same strain I of eloquence that my countryman and fellow-patriot expressed himself in. But I also am consigned to an ¡ early grave—cut off in the vigour of manhood by false- i, hoods sworn there—false as God is true. In relation to I Sheridan, he sat there with a smile on his countenance, and swore that I commanded the riflemen or. in other I words, acted as aide-de-camp to the conspirators who were under Lenning whoever Lenning is, I do not know. He also stated that I demanded the surrender of the barrack at Glencullen in the name of the Irish republic. (Here the prisoner looked round the court.) There are men who are present who could give another account of that, but they were not called on that table to prove my innocence. I never spoke to him good or bad that night; never said one word to him or to any of them, nor was not there at, all. My meeting with Meares was merely an accident. He is a man I never saw or knew before. But I forgive them, as I hope God will forgive me. I have no more to say. I return my heartfelt thanks to my eloquent counsel who j so ably defended me, and also to my solicitor, Mr. Law- less. That is all I have to say. THE SENTENCE FOR HIGH TREASON. At the conclusion of the prisoner Doran's address, the Lord Chief Justice proceeded with great solemnity to pass sentence of death upon the prisoners. He said Thomas Francis Burke and Patrick Doran, after a pro- tracted trial and investigation of your respective cases by a jury whose patience was unwearied, you have been found guilty, and you are called upon now to receive the' last sentence of the law for the highest crime known to the law, that of high treason against the Queen, your lawful Sovereign. You have had every advantage in your defence, and your cases—your respective cases- have received the fullest and closest investigation from the jury and the court. A verdict of guilty has been recorded against you, and that verdict, we feel bound to say, was fully- warranted by the evidence^ The Lord Chief Justice referred at some length to the incalculable mischief which might have been caused through the con- spiracy in which the prisoners were engaged, and said even as it was some lives had been sacrificed. His lordship concluded by saying, when the Government think fit to ,prosecute for high treason, the judges are divested of ..all discretion in apportioning sentences. They have no power to add or alter the sentence, which is. not their sentence, but the awful sentence of the law and, therefore, notwithstanding the respect that we I feel for the opinion of the jury, that sentence we cannot change. All that is in our power we will do, and that is to transmit the recommendation of the jury to the Government of the -country, annt' to that Queen against whose ai--ttliari.ty I am bound to say I believe you recklessly, plunged/-iatp.Hsp/sftrinsui- rection. What the effect of that xe(!omine}id.atiQn>of the jury may be it is not for me. to say the opinion of the executive Government, over .wliiah .we have no control. But I may say, possibly, that I myself would not be willing to interfere with the -effect or force of that recommendation which the .jiuy have ilk thought fit to give. Meanwhile the. sentence of thiaw must be pronounced upon you and I trust that, asryou yourself rightly observed, you are liable io.be -cut af? in your youth for this crime—I trust, that your fate may operate as a warning to your companions, a&d .feilciw- subjects, and that your example, may .teach them that the law, although it may be evaded and baffled- for a time, is yet strong enough to repress and punish any attempts to overthrow the Constitution, by.force, of #rms and that those who engage in treasonable, oon,spiraeas, ending in open insurrection, may expect ,at- one. time or other to expiate their crimes by an. ignominious dealh. I have only to say that all we can do in regard to, yuu shall be done, but I warn you not to. calculate, too heedlessly upon the effect of that xeepjanojeadatioa. As for you Thomas Burke, you appear to us to ka e been a ringleader in this treasonable conspiracyiypm-rthe beginning. Experienced, as it has been jyovyit, in military affairs, you have brought your knowledge and 9 skill to the furtherance of the conspiracy, in winch, as I collect from the observations, you have, addressed to us, you seem to glory. You have been active, hi IiSierjpiQof, in London, America, and in IrelaJlclto accompliah: you.r purpose, and I must say yell have exhibited no- hesita- tion and no remorse. You have beeH .aliead.eentie in the district of Manhattan; you aided, upon the abidance of Massey, the campaign in Ireland your ,l=e NVAS,.GN the list of officers who were to conduct the cagipajgu the district of Tipperary was under your command. And if I did not observe, as I might have done,.jipon certain documents found in your possession, it was not from a belief that they did not admit of a construction unfavourable to you, but because I did not wish to diminish your chances of The 5th of March was fixed for the rising to arias, in the proclamation of your directory a,4 -4pikal was made to the workmen of England to assist the disaffected in this country in their insurrection. Yon may complain, and, perhaps, not without foundation,, of the statements or conduct of Massey, called London and Corydon at the trial, but the tleieril)tiou. of your conduct, your acts, and your speeches, by your associates, for your associates they were, leave no. doubt of the extent of the conspiracy or of your ggilty gar- ticipation in the great crime of high treason. The documents found upon your person, especially, ,that Fenian oath, proved to have been in your possession by a brave soldier who I do not believ-e would stale one word that was untrue to injure you upon such .a solemn occasion—these documents prove your compliaity in the entire project of the insurrection, and leave-no, doubt of your guilt, as, indeed, from your own observations you can scarcely deny. You were taken in red-haiided rebellion with the troops of the Queen, aji&.for .those treasons you are intelligent enough to know, t4a..t you have forfeited your life. All .the indulgence- ..we have in our power to grant we do grant and-that' is to postpone the day as long as we ifor the.' full penalty of the law that you. are doowed to uJu.i, in order to afford to you, and each of you, tÜpefor; pi i\ > r and repentance, and for asking mercy from ypm:.Mai:.er, your Saviour, who is almighty to save. Nothing now remains for me but to perform the si(I and, imposed upon me by the law, and that is to pronounce the sentence which I cannot add to or alter. '(Here his lordship assumed the blackcap.) That sentence is,— "That you, and each of you, shall be taken from-the place where you now stand to the place from whence you came, and that on Wednesday, the ,29th,d&y of this month of May, you be drawn on. a hurdle £ som,that place to the place of execution, and that there y.o,a, and each of you, be hanged by the neck until you, are dead, and that afterwards the head, of each, of, you shall-Se severed from his body, and the body of each, diyiiled into four quarters, and shall be disposed of as- her Majesty and her advisers shall think fit, aad may ttie Lord God Almighty have mercy on your souls. GENERAL REMARKS. When the Lord Chief Justice arrived, the court was greatly crowded, and one of the jury-boxes was filled with ladies, who had been brought by their friends, barristers, grand jurors, &c., to witness the proceedings —to see the Chief Justice, perhaps, put on the black cap, and pronounce sentence of death, and to- hear the prisoners make their speeches. But Mr. Onhsby, the Sub-sheriff, made his appearance among them, and inti- mated that they must make way for the second jury. Imploring looks and earnest remonstrances told how unwelcome was the visit, and how cruel the demand was felt to be but the Sheriff was inexorable, and the ladies had to depart, like Irish tenants evicted, with no alter- native but emigration. After the sentence was pronounced, the prisoners were removed, apparently little impressed -with- the solemnity cf the scene whi-sh had just taken place. Burke maintained a quiet indifference. Both r%ien walked firmly from the dock. The LordChièf Justice was somewhat affected during the delivery of the sentence, particularly when he assumed the black cap, and fixed the day for the execution. Every person in court was more or less concerned for the unhappy-men whose Lreason had brought upon them so dire a ijenaltv
THE HEALTH OF L0ND.0N. It appears from the Registrar-Gen^rai's- ret&rji :that in the week that ended Saturday, April 27th, the--births registered in London and 12 other large tawns af/the United Kingdom were 4,766; the deaths registered, 2,768 the annual rate of mortality was 23 per Ili)00 persons living. In London the births of l.iMO Loj-s a-d 1,145 girls, in all 2,385 children, were aegKteud <u the week. In the corresponding weeks often yeais the average number, corrected for increase of population, is 2,(j^7. The deaths registered in London dmring the week were 1,280. It was the IV'th week of the year t, and the average number of the deaths-/ittr the week is, with a correction for* increase of: populaiton, > 194M. The deaths in the present lwtuyu are lesjs' by J 2 i th.in the estimated number. Tliirty-faar>ideojths frosrn slnall- pox wer§ registered last week; 3 in the subdiatud; Islington East, 2 in St. Giles South, 2 ia, -Bethaal-green Town, 2 in Bow. 7 in Poplar, 2 in Lambeth Ohurch second part, and 16 in other sub-districts. Typhms.was fatal to 42 persons, 2 of, whom died in the sub-district of St. John, Paddington, -.4 in St. Paul" Hammer- smith, 2 in Regent's-park sub-district iof: Papjcros,-2 in cx E6 Mile-end Old Town West, and 32 in other sulWistricts. 19 deaths occurred from scarlatina,- Ifram diphiheria/ 44 from whooping-cough, and 12 from diarrhoea.; One: death from cholera was recorded. The deaths from phthisis were IS5; from bronchitis, 123 and from pneumonia, 55 Four children died from burns or scalds, and 6 from suffocation. Holborn, St. Andrew's, Eastern—At 10, Cottrell-place, on 25th April, a tin-foil beater, aged 41 years, diarrhoea (4 days), eholera, #2: homs)." The deaths of 3 persons who were lulled by horses ior .car- riages in the streets were registered a,ed 77 years, knocked down by a -in -Beeeeleytquare. Died on 13th April, in St. Geoige's Hospital.; ^tijMjuest.) The wife of a carpenter, aged 54-years, riiii- over, by an omnibus. Died on 22nd Api-il^ in the Hampstead-road, near Ampthill-square. (I-nfpiest.) ,4 baker,, pged 74 years, fell from a-cart. Died on 21st 'April, at -West- end, Hampstead. (Inquest.) The annual rate of jrier- talitv last week was 22 per in Edinburgh, and 28 in Dublin 21 in- -Bristol, £ 0 in Birmingham, 24 in Liverpool, 81 in Manchester, 22 in St.tlford,24in Sheffield, 20 in, 1.9 in Hiall, 32 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 28 in lUie acate in Vienna was 36 per 1,000 tl-urill, ;,+ilia. weeu -e»$ing the 20th inst., when the mean .temperature.,was ft&Seg. Fahrenheit-lower than in the same woek; in London, where the rftte wts 21.