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FENIAN ITEMS.

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FENIAN ITEMS. In reply to. a deputation from: the corporation of Dublin, on Friday, the Lord-Lieutenant stated that the sentence of execution on Burke would be carried out. At Cork M'Clure, Kelly, Joyce, and Cullinaw were sen- tenced to be hanged on the 19th of June. Kelly ex- pressed a hope that the recommendation to, mercy would be disregarded. The Freeman's Journal, of Friday says :—" We are in a, position to state that the warrant for the execution of Burke was yesterday transmitte(I from the office of the, clerk of the crown to the sheriff of the county. This, we may observe, is a formal proceeding, and does not necessarily indicate that all hopes for a commutation are at an end. The warrant issued yesterday is the official intimation of the court to. the sheriff of what has taken place—that is, that Burke was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to be executed on Wednesday, the 29th; and then the warrant, authorises the sheriff to sarry out the order of the court. If the dread sentence of the law should be carried oat,, it appears that one of the convicts in the prison has. offered his services as executioner, which have been accepted. To day, being the anniversary of the birth of her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, would be a most auspicious time to extend the royal clemency to the condemned man, whose death would accomplish no desirable object, and whose reprieve would be regarded by all classes of the com- munity as an act of mercy worthy of the great sovereign of a great empire." On Monday evening it was announced in both Houses of Parliament that, owing to the strong and general opinion, expressed on the subject, the Government had id vised her Majesty to remit the capital penalty in the ,ase of the Fenian convict Burke, and the Royal sanction to the exercise of mercy had been received.

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